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NEW BLOG IS UP!

86Cane

The Canes should also have a good year on the football field. If they do, the Canes will be back.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 10, 2017 at 05:42 PM

Now IF you could just replace the words "should" with will and "if" with when, then we may have something there.

"Balls said the Queen, because IF I had them, I'd be King!"

BigWindyCane1

I haven't seen this kind of momentum in recruiting in a long time. Nearly every local HS football recruit I would like to have is interested in Miami. I am not sure if there will be enough room to accommodate them all. In addition, some national recruits are also interested.

CMR and his staff really have this recruiting train rolling along with a lot of momentum. The Canes should also have a good year on the football field. If they do, the Canes will be back.

thirstybuzzardcane

You can go back and do your homework for half credit, lol. Prayers for his hire were made, and it was hailed as a positive thing by all.

Posted by: Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 8) | March 10, 2017 at 01:05 PM

Thanks for the cliff notes of it!😂

86Cane

Co - I think it depends on how well the Hoops team dances.

Posted by: CGNC | March 10, 2017 at 01:29 PM

This team made it this far, MUCH more than expected, with smoke and mirrors. They have no true point guard, no real big man in the paint, some spotty 3 point shooters, a short bench and injuries. They DO have a great coach and some awesome Sunsation cheerleaders, but that's about it.

Coach L did more with less this year. Wait until next...WE COMING!

CGNC

Co - I think it depends on how well the Hoops team dances.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 8)

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | March 10, 2017 at 12:28 PM

You can go back and do your homework for half credit, lol. Prayers for his hire were made, and it was hailed as a positive thing by all.

86Cane

DUNK CITY, Fla. – For the second-straight season and third time in five years, the FGCU men's basketball team (26-7) is heading to the NCAA Tournament as the top-seeded Eagles dominated the 2nd half en route to a 77-61 ASUN Championship win over 3rd-seeded North Florida (15-19) in front of a program-record 4,711 fans at Alico Arena Sunday.

Led by a game-high 19 points from ASUN Tournament MVP Brandon Goodwin and five total players in double figures, the Eagles became the first league member to repeat since Belmont in 2011-12 and matched the program's Division-I single-season wins record with 26.

Trailing at the half, 39-33, FGCU – behind Goodwin, who scored 14 in the 2nd half – controlled the final 20 minutes as the Eagles doubled-up the Ospreys, 44-22, and limited one of the best offenses and individual scorers in the country while putting on their patented Dunk City display.

FGCU – which has won three NCAA Tournament games in the last four years – will learn its opponent and site location when the Selection Show airs live on CBS next Sunday, Mar. 12, beginning at 6 p.m. FGCU will be hosting a viewing party at Alico Arena, and the public is invited to attend. Additional information will be announced in the coming week, along with initial ticket items.

thirstybuzzardcane

Hahahahah! Sorry, haven't read the blog in 4 days! I would like to hear the 20 comments!😂

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 8)

^^^ Yeah, people heard. Lol. There was only like 20 comments from me alone. 😂

thirstybuzzardcane

Anyone here the news that Mark Helfrich met with Richt for a couple days? Maybelike switching to the spread?

thirstybuzzardcane

My team is going dancing!

http://www.jsugamecocksports.com/news/2017/3/7/mens-basketball-jsu-to-host-selection-show-watch-party-sunday-at-the-pete.aspx

Posted by: 86Cane | March 10, 2017 at 11:05 AM


Oooooooo Wheeeeeee!

86Cane

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Jacksonville State men's basketball team earned its first Ohio Valley Conference Championship title, and punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament, on Saturday with a 66-55 win over UT Martin at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.

Junior Malcolm Drumwright was named Tournament MVP and received All-Tournament honors, and senior Greg Tucker was named All-Tournament. Drumwright totaled 13 points, Tucker contributed 14 and senior Erik Durham knocked down a team-best 17.

Chosen to finish 12th in the OVC preseason poll, first-year head coach Ray Harper led the Gamecocks to a 10.5-game improvement upon last season's 8-23 overall finish. It is just the second 20-win season in Jacksonville State's Division I history, and marks the first time the program will compete in the NCAA Tournament.

86Cane

My team is going dancing!

http://www.jsugamecocksports.com/news/2017/3/7/mens-basketball-jsu-to-host-selection-show-watch-party-sunday-at-the-pete.aspx

Mark from Atlanta

I still can't get over the comparison of Kaaya to Marino? ?
2 different stratospheres....
But Kaaya was too damn young to be that slow. ...
God bless you and Go Canes!

Ohio_Cane

Brooklyndee at CIS (Brian Hightower's uncle and former Cane) posted this:

THE BLOCK IS ON FIIIIIIIIIRE!

When this sucker is over boy they gonna talk bout this class like the liberty city riots! Enjoy the weekend fellas.


^^ He knows something about a new commit. Will be announced this weekend, I believe.

CoCane

I hear you Windy.

I still can't sleep on the hoops team. The hoops team will have more talent and depth top to bottom. The football team has more equity and prestige as a program. I think it is a crap shoot...

BigWindyCane1

Posted by: CoCane | March 09, 2017 at 11:31 PM

Preseason rankings for football and basketball will be close, but football will be ranked higher. The football team might be a legitimate playoff contender if they can win the games they should win. FSU is the only game on their schedule that they will be underdogs, and they have a defense that gives them a chance. QB battle is key, and a more mobile QB should help the running game.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 8)

Level up.

TruCane81

Lol when our Offensive Line do it's job and if they do their job for the whole season and not for 2/3 of the season we will dominate. Period point blank.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 09, 2017 at 12:03 PM


The spotlight will be on Searles' ability to get quality play in pass protection.

We will run well against 7 man fronts. Will need good awareness to pick up blitzes when audibling out of the run against stacked boxes.

We will be blitzed often. We showed poorly on tape in 2016 and Searles will be tested.

Hope we can get better pass protection numbers than they earned at vt when he was there.

TruCane81

All we need is Jacory Harris' Senior year. Just solid play and we win the Coastal & 10 games.

Posted by: Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7) | March 09, 2017 at 12:00 PM


They still sleep on the Jedd Fisch version of J Skinny.

We get that kind of production at Qb and 1500 from Walton we will probably be in the playoffs.

CoCane

It will be close. The hoops team will be coming off of a 2nd strait tourny bid and bringing in a 2nd strait top 10 recruiting class...

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7) | March 10, 2017 at 12:14 AM"

One program can change that and what not by winning their next six games in a row--

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

*permeating*

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: CoCane | March 09, 2017 at 11:31 PM

I'll say Canes football. Why? The idea of Miami football being close to back seems to be permiating around college football. Call me crazy, but we've been gone so long, I think some people like the idea of us being back. Plus there is a bunch of momentum in around the football team where it seems like all of the news is positive. The Miami football name is a proven commodity when done right, much better known than the scrappy bball team. As for basketball, in the ACC the spotlight is always on Tobacco Road and Syracuse, not Coral Gables.

86Cane

Johnny Duncan was a friend of mine, a talented musician and a good man. He died way too soon. But as is the case in life, we do not determine that. He defied death many times, basically as we all do when growing up. Silly chances, dangerous choices, crazy risks, no fear. Johnny was a man of character, talent and joy.

May he Rest In Peace.

CoCane

Go Canes,

I said PRE SEASON rankings

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Johnny Duncan sounds like a brand of Irish whisky. Sorry for your loss sir.

86Cane

RIP my friend Johnny Duncan.

86Cane

They need to get their shat together.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | March 09, 2017 at 10:25 PM

Sarcasm Alert!!!

U could have faked left and run left?

1mg Of epi

Lol when our Offensive Line do it's job and if they do their job for the whole season and not for 2/3 of the season we will dominate. Period point blank.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 09, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Yup!! I'll never understand why those O linemen kept calling those inside runs and ignored the middle of the field when they called passes. They need to get their shat together.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CoCane | March 09, 2017 at 08:20 PM

Football.

Imo even a three loss football team ends up ranked in the Top 20.

Way too many Gonzagas and the likes in basketball. Hard to finish Top 15-20 or so.

CoCane

A little debate material...

Who will have the higher ranking next pre season? The"U" football or hoops team?

Herbieibis

I don't care about individual analysis of what you see from your area players and what u think he is, the camps and 7 on 7's are where they are evaded. I want stars and if u get enough of them, the ones that fail won't matter because for every one that doesn't pan out we have 2 to replace him. How do u think Bama stays on top? They probably have at least 60 players that are at least 4 star and above. Now how many do we have? We need about 35 on our 85 man roster to start with and we don't. I'm talking a legit 35 or consensus. If Richt can haul in this 2018 class, we will be ripe.

BEERicane

Canes are in the tournament. No matter how you slice it, this years squad overachieved and should be proud of their season.

CaneRock

NO would be stupid to trade Cooks for Butler. All NE's gonna do is snatch up Revis off the FA market.

86Cane

#Fugly

CaneRock

62 46 The spinach is still in the can

Posted by: Old Skool | March 09, 2017 at 01:44 PM

The spinach is tainted.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 09, 2017 at 01:52 PM

Spinach has been put back on the shelf

Posted by: Old Skool | March 09, 2017 at 01:59 PM

LMAO!!!

Old Skool

Spinach has been put back on the shelf

orange 'n green in the vein

A performance only a Fake Lames check depositor could even possibly try to love.

Izundu, Murphy, Reed, Brown, Newton is the best five. Get the ball to Izundu on the block and spot up off of that when the opponent doubles down on him.

Huell, Lawrence and the recruiting blunder from down under can play zone to hide the midget as bench replacements and maybe you get the miracle to survive to the second weekend if the #1 or #2 seed gets caught napping in the second round.

Brown needs at least another year to develop a reliable crossover pull-up jumper because he can't get to the lane against better competition unless they're missing their answer to sic on him defensively and they're forced to miss-match him dribbling the rock.

Ohio_Cane

The spinach is tainted.

Old Skool

62 46 The spinach is still in the can

Old Skool

Bout time to break open the can of spinach

Old Skool

10:07 left

Old Skool

57-43 UNC

Old Skool

48 40 UNC 13.30 in the 2nd half

Ohio_Cane

WE GOT THIS???

Posted by: SinisterCane | March 09, 2017 at 01:15 PM
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No.

SinisterCane

WE GOT THIS???

86Cane

Canes down 5 at the half. Nice comeback from 12 down.

Ohio_Cane

We are just tough to watch sometimes...

thirstybuzzardcane

We need to start driving to the hoop

86Cane

Miami was looking good early vs UNC.

Fading now with UNC up 9.

Old Skool

Brown with 8, Reed 5, Murphy 3 Lawrence and Newton... just watching

Old Skool

22-18 UNC 7:08 left in the first

CaneRock

UM vs UNC on ESPN.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 09, 2017 at 12:03 PM

I think the OL is going to have a really good year. I expect the older guys like McDermott and Darling to be really good, they have to or they'll get passed up.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol when our Offensive Line do it's job and if they do their job for the whole season and not for 2/3 of the season we will dominate. Period point blank.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

All we need is Jacory Harris' Senior year. Just solid play and we win the Coastal & 10 games.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: 86Cane | March 09, 2017 at 11:49 AM

I have full faith in whoever it is at this point. We dont need anyone to play like Kaaya, fire hot/freezing cold. Just play steady, make the easy throws to open WRs. 1 thing they do need to do like Kaaya is dont throw ints.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

^^^ I hope Walton doesnt take too long. This should be his last year in Coral Gables. Im looking for 1,500 and 15 TDs out of him.

CaneRock

I guess it comes down to a strong running game, and how Richt manages the QB situation...because we definitely have a 10 or more win D. And STs shouldn't see a drop from last season.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: CaneRock | March 09, 2017 at 11:09 AM

Walton can get the tough yards, it just means Homer will have to take other carries.

86Cane

I am pretty sure that the car will be shiny and fast and full of gas but the REAL question is who is going to drive it (QB)?

Go Canes!

And we need someone who can consistently deliver them the ball.

We can't be the shiniest car on the lot with no gas to move it.

Hassan

Irvin has sneaky athletic ability. His body was a lil heavy and not lean when he first came in but despite that he has good agility, he is not going to WOW you in the 40 but he can get open and has very good hands like his dad.

CaneRock

Speed is good & all, but we also need to exploit the middle of the field with Herndon and/or Haskins.

And I'll let the season tell the story, but hopefully we don't miss the luxury of having a big back like Gus.

Hassan

From TOS

Had a chance to chat with Brown about the team, and one thing the staff is extremely excited about is the team speed this year.. They feel Richards and Homer are two of the fastest field players they have had a chance to be around, that includes at UGA.. Dallas is faster than expected, and we still have Thomas and Harley coming, which he said they were absolutely thrilled to have both, and they are one of the reasons Richt wants to establish some pre-snap motion to get their speed more involved.. Braxton Berrios mentioned as a player to watch for this season, one of the hardest workers on the team, and pound for pound one of the strongest,also 40 inch Vertical.. One of the biggest takeaways, they want to get the speed back on special teams returns(thank you lord), Homer, Harley, Thomas, and Young will get the early looks at kickoff returns, Dallas also mentioned as someone to watch on punts and KR. Heading into last spring they were almost in panic mode he said, not having many offensive weapons was a huge concern, Thinks this season will be the most talented speed and athleticism wise in his coaching career.. Overall you can see and feel the excitement, it isnt a fake type excitement either, its a confident and comfortable excitement, one that you can tell they feel we have the horses finally. Just wanted to share that quick hitter update...Also Walton as you guys know is going through an extremely tough time, they have given him the option to miss some of spring practice if he wants..Just dont want anyone to wonder if he isnt mentioned often..They are leaving it up to him..

Go Canes!

Posted by: raizecane | March 09, 2017 at 09:40 AM

Only misery loves company?

Old Skool

Lot of echo today

raizecane

Is this thing on??

raizecane

Happy TBT.......

1mg Of epi

Awfully quiet here for 2am

CaneRock

Epi...I hear ya', but I'm talking along the lines of comparing players with similar * ratings. Big difference between a 5* Cook, & a 5* Yearby.

And frankly, I don't think *s matter that much at the QB position. The Denver Broncos had 2 Florida kids that weren't even 5*s combined coming outta HS.

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane...TP won't let me post the link, but Google "Suboxone Drug Rehab Doctors in Clearwater, FL", and you should get a directory of detox doctors in that area. Hopefully one of those names will ring a bell.

Jerry

Noon vs North Carolina. Don't expect to win, but our zone gave them fits in the last game.

CaneRock

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1mg Of epi

I'm just saying get players that CAN PLAY... don't give a damn if that's a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5☆! If they can play take em if not keep it moving! If they so happen to be 4☆ and 5☆ players good! South Florida players are different than ANY where else!

Posted by: WWIN | March 08, 2017 at 08:35 PM

From a statistical standpoint, you're much better off going by star ranking. You don't have to give a damn about stars, but it's rare that a player exceeds his star ranking.

TonyCane

Good story about Magic Benton

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/2015/07/14/magic-benton-daughter-cleft-lip-palate-miami-hurricanes-florida-firecats-ymca-director/30144909/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

WWIN

Posted by: CaneRock | March 08, 2017 at 07:44 PM

Yep!

I'm just saying get players that CAN PLAY... don't give a damn if that's a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5☆! If they can play take em if not keep it moving! If they so happen to be 4☆ and 5☆ players good! South Florida players are different than ANY where else!

Ohio_Cane

Anyone from the blog near Clearwater that would be familiar with a treatment facility named Operation Par? Friend of mine went there and needs to find a councelor/doctor/psychologist that treated him a few years ago. It's a French name that he doesn't know how to spell. First name is Sanis or something of the sort.

Any help appreciated

CaneRock

And Marlon Mack, He was a 3*...no way in hell that kid couldn't help us last year.

CaneRock

I think what WWIN's trying to say, is all 5,4, & 3*s are not the same. Forget His name, but look at the 3* kid from CC they gave the cold shoulder, once they realized Harley was a balla despite His size.

TruCane81

Tyrone Moss was the biggest dissappointment to me from that era. I thought he would beast it up.

Well he was a beast, at the buffet anyway.

nemo2002

Hey Cuz, say bye to the 'Cuze.

Go Canes!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | March 08, 2017 at 04:10 PM

It's more than that.

BigWindyCane1

Both Newton and Murphy had their best game of the season. If they continue to play like this, the Canes have an opportunity to make some noise in the ACC tournament and also in the NCAA tournament

thirstybuzzardcane

Nice win today. Newton with 1 turnover. Kid got his head out of his behind today. Survive and Advance. We needed at least one in the ACC and got it. Coach L overdelivering this year....as usual.

Posted by: Jerry | March 08, 2017 at 02:56 PM


We had it after that Virginia win! This tourney means nothing, just maybe a little better seeding in March Madness

TonyCane

That was a factor. I remember in Coker's last year that he yelled out in a meeting, "No more fat running backs!"

Wide receiver talent on paper may have seemed adequate, but it was paper thin. Leggett missed three games in 2006, Moore missed seven. We didn't have any depth to support normal injury attrition. The only way things would have been better is if Hester and Moss had returned for their senior years.

Jerry

Nice win today. Newton with 1 turnover. Kid got his head out of his behind today. Survive and Advance. We needed at least one in the ACC and got it. Coach L overdelivering this year....as usual.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

^^^ A huge red flag was Tyrone Moss. He got fat and lazy as if that ever should have been an option. Sol wanted to take his playing time away, but Coker wasnt having it. When an all time great CF position coach tells you to sit a kid, you sit a kid. Those teams had enough talent to beat anyone. Their HC though didnt hold anyone accountable and didnt motivate players to reach their maximum potential. Its not a matter of nice guy vs hard ass. Its a matter of effort and results.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: TruCane81 | March 08, 2017 at 02:14 PM

Kids that fast, with those moves, need the ball in their hands. Its fine if you think he's a CB, but if that's the case, kid is getting snaps on both sides of the ball constantly. Hester should have gotten 20 touches a game. He should have been used like Reggie Bush.

Ohio_Cane

Big win. Now on to UNCheaters

Go Canes!

Beat those grade fixing cheaters!!!!

Final in Brooklyn: Miami 62, Syracuse 57. The Hurricanes move on to face No. 1 seed North Carolina in the quarterfinals tomorrow at noon.

TruCane81

And Hester lined up at RB & WR...

Posted by: Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7) | March 08, 2017 at 11:53 AM


Hester on defense was the dumbest shit ever.

They thought they would teach him to be Deion. Lol

30CINCO

Nice win baby!

Old Skool

Miami's gonna win 62 -57 1 second left. Brown comes up big at end with rebound and pair of free throws

Go Canes!

Very nice win for our boys.

Who's next??

TruCane81

The eval process has become a lot better.
Posted by: Hassan | March 08, 2017 at 11:22 AM

THIS.

Noone goes under the radar anymore. Only way to miss is if a kid completely shuns the camp/tournament circuit and plays on a really bad team. Barring injury that is.

What makes recruiting a crap shoot is you don't always know how close a player is to his personal ceiling. Also, it can be hard to predict if they will adapt well to the rigors of elite college training.

Kids are still growing and at different rates at that. Always lots of surprises at every level in both directions when it comes to who will transition successfully.

Old Skool

59-57 13 seconds left

Old Skool

57 -55 Miami 40 seconds left in game

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