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March 11, 2018

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Go Canes!!

Time for the pups to grow up.

86Cane

One more day...

86Cane

Or maybe this?

https://www.facebook.com/Canespaceblog/

nemo2002

4

Terrance Sullivan

I love the Facebook setup 86.

Terrance Sullivan

Go Canes Beat Loyola Chicago!

BigWindyCane1

No BRUCE Brown in the NCAA tournament. It would be nice to beat Loyola, then probably Tennessee and make the sweet 16. If they make it that far, then Making the elite 8 from this bracket is achievable. Cincinnati is the #2 seed, and Virginia is the #1 seed. UVA is the toughest opponent in that bracket, and the Canes wouldn’t see them until the Regional finals.

Not a bad bracket. The Canes have a puncher’s shot

Dude on a Pale Horse

Sweet, basketball season is here!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Ive heard 2018 will be I Formation heavy. I like this a lot for our run game, and for our QBs. A few things if we are going to go this route. 1) we need a TE that can set the edge and blast LBs while also being a threat. If Hartley can get Jordan blocking, Miami can really cause 3rd and short damage. 2) If this is true then Richt must believe in the freshman FBs ability to stick LBs. I could also see Irvin at FB. 3) If Searels is the coach for the job, then Donaldson will clear out every DLman he goes against next year. I think this really suits our interior line talent.

Old Skool

Our odds to win the tournament according to Bleacher Report: (4,000-1)

86Cane

Before you crown Donaldson the next BIG thing let's see if he can actually block somebody?

Go Canes!!

From his freshman All America write up. He must have blocked someone.

Donaldson cracked the starting lineup the moment he stepped on campus, working with the first-team line during the spring. At 6-6, 350 pounds, he certainly looked the part. In all, he ended up starting 10 games for the Canes, and the results were exceptional, with Miami rushing for 4.3 yards per carry before contact when running behind right guard.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Donaldson is a monster. At times he was our best OL. He should make strides this year.

86Cane

Go watch the Wisconsin game and focus on Donaldson. He got schooled all night long.

BigWindyCane1

Donaldson is a massive OL. I think he wants to play tackle, so we will see if he can get his conditioning up. Donaldson will be a key component in a physical run game.

Although the Canes may be less experienced on the OL, they will clearly be a lot more talented on OL. I think CMR feels that he is finally getting enough talent on the OL and in the backfield to establish a consistent run game. A true fullback will also help. No disrespect to the spread passing game, but nothing looks more beautiful and pure in the game of football than watching a team line up and run power football, and just steamroll the defense.

I agree with his Royal Dudeness in that a solid blocking TE is also important in the run game. Michael Irvin III will have to improve a lot as a blocker because last year he was completely pushed into the backfield on some plays. The Canes will need another Herndon-type, who was probably our best blocker (at any position) at times last season.

Terrance Sullivan

Donaldson I love him a lot but he was manhandled against Clemson and Wisconsin. Must continue to get better.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: 86Cane | March 12, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 12, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Its a long season for a kid coming out of HS thats asked to be a starter in the trenches.

Dude on a Pale Horse

It would have been much better for him to be the 6th, 7th or 8th OL, but still he was outstanding for most of the season.

NativeCane


Our odds to win the tournament according to Bleacher Report: (4,000-1)

Posted by: Old Skool | March 12, 2018 at 06:36 AM

So you're saying there's a chance.....

Old Skool

I'm not doing the calculating. I just happened to see it, but as a Canes fan, I'd prefer to live by Hans Solo's maxim that Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote from him in the Empire Strikes Back: "Never tell me the odds." I like it when, as happened as UNC, moon balls become death stars.

Go Canes!!

Ragging on Donaldson because he had a "bad game" against Wisconsin is the most Soup evaluation ever.

He had a great overall year but because he didnt look good against a Top 10 defense that started six Seniors and five Juniors he all of a sudden can't block.

The kid was 18 or 19 years old playing against grown ass men. He will improve this year and the next and will leave here as a 1st to 3rd round pick.

Herbieibis

A great overall year should equate to an all-ACC selection.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Herbieibis | March 12, 2018 at 07:52 PM

Lol. Ask Mark Richt what he thinks about that, and last year's defense.

TonyCane

Old Skool...never tell me the odds.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Herbieibis | March 12, 2018 at 07:52 PM

Freshman All American wasn’t enough for you.

Go Canes!!

Chris Low: With all of the high-profile coaching jobs open this year, @MarkRicht had several inquires, but told me there wasn’t anything he felt like he owed it to himself to listen to. “I don’t even let myself go there. This is it for us ... until they throw me out or I retire.”

NativeCane

Well Tom if U pull the plug on this thing I want to thank you for being the keeper of the flame through some tough times.
10 plus rough azz years you gave us a place to hope and dream and if you leave you leave us in a good place. You will always be one of my best friends ever.
Canespace legion thanks for always being good to an old country azz airboating, hard fishing and hard hunting Cracker/Native American that never had a lot in common with y'all except for the love of the Canes! You guys were so kind to us when we lost our son Ricky 9 years ago.
Thanks for making room for me.
Looks as if Soup like Moses took us through the valley of the shadow of death and Richt like Joshua will lead us into the promised land.

Thanks to all my Canespace friends and hey....we'll always have Tallahassee!

Dem Canes!!!

86Cane

1. The kid was 18 or 19 years old playing against grown ass men.

2. He will improve this year and the next and will leave here as a 1st to 3rd round pick.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | March 12, 2018 at 03:27 PM

1. I agree.

2. Because your magic crystal ball says so?

Go Canes never met a Cane he didn't LOVE or wasn't the best football player he EVER met!

Donaldson has talent and POTENTIAL but he needs LOTS of work to be great or even really good. He is poorly conditioned, has bad footwork at times and questionable balance and mobility.

He wants to be a T because he wants a big pay day. He is NOT a tackle he is a G. This is not HS where you can just fall on a smaller guy you outweigh by over 100 pounds and 6 inches shorter than you. You need lateral movement, balance, mobility, vision, good footwork and technique.

Can Donaldson get there sure. Will he get there? That remains to be seen how much desire and drive he has and how smart and coachable he is to match his physical build/skils.

86Cane

Thanks to all my Canespace friends and hey....we'll always have Tallahassee!

Dem Canes!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | March 12, 2018 at 10:04 PM

Tru dat. They can never take that from us!

86Cane

So times up! And just as I suspected nobody stepped up to the plate to start a new blog. Everybody loves to sit around and criticize and complain but never take responsibility to actually fix, change or improve things. So typical of our world today.

Carry on and blog on Canes fans...and remember U had your chance. Now U get what U will get when U get it and U will like it!

Dude on a Pale Horse

In fairness to the Donaldson hype, I thought Trevor Darling was at least a 2nd rounder at guard.

thirstybuzzardcane

Well Tom if U pull the plug on this thing I want to thank you for being the keeper of the flame through some tough times.
10 plus rough azz years you gave us a place to hope and dream and if you leave you leave us in a good place. You will always be one of my best friends ever.
Canespace legion thanks for always being good to an old country azz airboating, hard fishing and hard hunting Cracker/Native American that never had a lot in common with y'all except for the love of the Canes! You guys were so kind to us when we lost our son Ricky 9 years ago.
Thanks for making room for me.
Looks as if Soup like Moses took us through the valley of the shadow of death and Richt like Joshua will lead us into the promised land.

Thanks to all my Canespace friends and hey....we'll always have Tallahassee!

Dem Canes!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | March 12, 2018 at 10:04 PM


Best suicide note ever!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | March 12, 2018 at 10:25 PM

This post is also you in a nutshell.

Yes I love all Canes players, but your comment about me thinking each is the best ever is laughable.

As is your assessment of Donaldson at tackle considering, of course, he played guard the entire season.

So the only one "crystal balling" is you, when you evaluate a player at a position he didnt even play.

The reality is guy started every game he played here if healthy. We averaged over four yards a run behind him BEFORE contact. He was a first team freshman All American.

So yes, it's a total stretch to say he'll continue to progress.

Your "He's fat, slow and lazy." scouting report is much more accurate.

Old Skool

A quick review of the predictions for Thursday's game basically point to one thing: free throws. The Canes ranked last in the ACC at 66.3 percent this season.

86Cane

The Canes ranked last in the ACC at 66.3 percent this season.

Posted by: Old Skool | March 13, 2018 at 09:52 AM

Fundamentals.

86Cane

1. Yes I love all Canes players, but your comment about me thinking each is the best ever is laughable.

2. As is your assessment of Donaldson at tackle considering, of course, he played guard the entire season. So the only one "crystal balling" is you, when you evaluate a player at a position he didnt even play.

3. So yes, it's a total stretch to say he'll continue to progress.

4. Your "He's fat, slow and lazy." scouting report is much more accurate.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | March 13, 2018 at 08:13 AM

1. Everyone here and all across the Country from Hawaii to Hialeah knows that you are the biggest and blindest HOMER when it comes to the Miami Hurricanes. You are so incapable of objective observation that it IS laughable. The same exact player who wears orange and green who you would call all world could wear garnet and gold and be a scrub.

Here is an example to prove the point: Terrance is a self proclaimed Hurricane homer. Yet look at his clearly objective and fair and balanced review of Danaldson's play against Clemson and Wisky. You are so completely incapable of thinking much less posting anything remotely close to that that it IS laughable.

2. You saying he is going to improve is using a crystal ball. Look at how many first year players who starred early had sophomore slumps. Too many to even count. A completely objective review of Donaldson's play by actually watching him perform on the field shows that he is better suited for G than T as of right now. If he grows into his size, becomes better conditioned, has better footwork, is more balanced over his feet and can be more mobile then yes he could play tackle. But that is asking a LOT. You can stick to hyperbole, I will stick to what's on film. Film doesn't lie.

3. Improvement requires all of things I previously stated: drive, desire, vision, footwork, mobility, learning, accepting coaching, diet, weight training, etc. Just being the biggest guy on the field does not make you the best player on the field.

4. When I said "fat, slow and lazy" I was really just talking about myself, not Donaldson. LOL

86Cane

I will make ONE correction to my comments above:

You have fairly described the play of one Miami Hurricane football player that I am aware of: QB Malik Rosier.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | March 13, 2018 at 10:51 AM

All very valid points.

Especially #4.

Glad you stuck around buddy. Hopefully we can catch up at least the spring game.

NativeCane

Best suicide note ever!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | March 13, 2018 at 01:33 AM

LOL TBC! Glad the Space didn't commit sideways!
Hopefully Moses will accompany Joshua into the land of plenty!

Go Canes!!!

86Cane

Especially #4.

Glad you stuck around buddy. Hopefully we can catch up at least the spring game.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | March 13, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Definitely #4 is indisputable.

Still here. May not be able to make the Spring game. Time will tell. I will let you know. BTW...Thanks for being a good sport. I knew you had it in you!

CGNC

The rule here is pretty simple: Keep it to sports. That is all he ever asks.

From what I am reading, some people need to put on their big boy pants. LOL I remember a long time ago there was some blogger (probably 8 years ago that was banned) that gave me *ish about my clothes and was otherwise rude. I let it ride. 86, Solar and MiamiMike had my back LOL. Let some of these things ride, life is too short.

Go Canes

CGNC

And 86, I remember a long time ago you even provided an additional page for people to post comments that were political or whatever they wanted and it got out of hand so quickly you had to take it down LOL. Remember?

86Cane

CGNC...yes I remember, it got UGLY, and fast.

At this point in time it appears that people are so entrenched in their opposite belief systems that reasonable debate and discussion and compromise have gone out the window.

The chance of swaying someone to your position or convincing them that one side is right or the other wrong is basically non-existent. So there is really no need, and there is certainly no place for it here on a SPORTS blog, to even try to convince people otherwise.

So we stick to sports to keep it real and fun!

GO CANES!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Here is a great suggestion learn to love and embrace the whole Miami Athletics Program. From Football,Soccer in August through Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis and rounding it off with Baseball, Golf, Swimming and Diving, and Track and Field. That takes up calendar months August through June. and U only have July to relax and recharge the batteries. Thus U don't get so bored. Trust me it works. Just my two cents.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 13, 2018 at 02:22 PM

I cant get into track & field bro. And university golf? Nah man.

This time of year the snow is melting, so I am out in the garden trying to get it ready for vegetables. Also, Ive found I really enjoy Soccer (hit me with the socialist jokes). Spring break is soon and we are burning some vacation time. Off to Jackson Hole, WY before going north into the forests.

Terrance Sullivan

The University of Miami is the only school in the Nation to Have Went to a Bowl Game, and Have both Men's and Women's Team Make the NCAA Tournament in the past 3 years. Let that Sink In.

Terrance Sullivan

Also another tidbit The University of Miami is the only school in the Nation to Have Volleyball team, Men's and Women's Basketball Team make NCAA Tournament and Football Team Make NY6 Bowl Game!

Terrance Sullivan

Ha. i feel that HRD.

86Cane

Off to Jackson Hole, WY before going north into the forests.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | March 13, 2018 at 04:50 PM

I like this. Yeah, I like this a lot!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: 86Cane | March 13, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Only because there is a remote possibility that I could be mauled by a bear or eaten by a pack of wolves I bet. 🤣

86Cane

A man alone with nature, among the trees and waterfalls and animals of the forest. What could be more beautiful or refreshing than that? For example the rare encounter with a bald eagle, a stream full of salmon returning to spawn upriver or the always exciting greeting by the ever friendly grizzly bear? I'll send you some beef jerky? LOL

86Cane

#BigFootSighting

BigWindyCane1

Also another tidbit The University of Miami is the only school in the Nation to Have Volleyball team, Men's and Women's Basketball Team make NCAA Tournament and Football Team Make NY6 Bowl Game!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | March 13, 2018 at 04:54 PM

Definitely awesome! Blake James is doing work

Herbieibis

What’s better? Laying on the beach watching a bunch of sun baked beauties walking by and drinking several cold ones in the process!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Herbieibis | March 13, 2018 at 09:32 PM

Thats cool and all, but you will never hear silence like light snow fall on the mountain. Its a different kind of thrill.

Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir Big Windy Cane!

Herbieibis

I hear ya Dude. I used to build out door fires every weekend during the winter. Love less than 2 hours away from mtns. here in N. C.

86Cane

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