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September 15, 2018

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Sarasota 'cane

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Terrance Sullivan

LoL Soup Good Call

SOUP

Lol Exactly Soup. Hopefully we can get more than 4 but I already got us booked at Gables Inn 2 Rooms so far. if we get more than 4 I will book another room.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 19, 2018 at 09:35 PM

I'll text Jennifer Capriati. Maybe she can hook us up?

solarcane

Dickey Betts to have brain surgery after fall...sucks

WWIN

"Simpson, eh? I like the cut of his jib" - Montgomery Burns

Posted by: TonyCane |September 19, 2018 at 08:47 PM

不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不

WWIN

Posted by:BigWindyCane|September 19, 2018 at 08:31 PM

CMR likes whatever Rosier does!

Terrance Sullivan

Lol Exactly Soup. Hopefully we can get more than 4 but I already got us booked at Gables Inn 2 Rooms so far. if we get more than 4 I will book another room.

solarcane

I was there. It was my Nirvana.

Posted by: SOUP | September 19, 2018 at 08:22 PM

Best 7 dollars we ever spent!

solarcane

This article explains exactly how 65 power 5 teams over or underachieve with their talent

Rivals current power 5 over and underachievers...yup you guessed it

https://n.rivals.com/news/overachiever-or-underachiever-ranking-all-power-five-teams

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2018 at 11:14 PM

BigWindyCane

Simpson, eh? I like the cut of his jib" - Montgomery Burns

Posted by: TonyCane | September 19, 2018 at 08:47 PM

LOL. Yep - That sums it up for sure!

TruCane81

Yes sir. Sector 7 G.

TonyCane


My LOF coach, Simpson, seems to be doing a great job. I saw him working a couple of UM camps. I like him a lot. He communicates with the recruits, and coaches them up. Simpson and Dugans are great coaches

Posted by: BigWindyCane | September 19, 2018 at 08:39 PM

"Simpson, eh? I like the cut of his jib" - Montgomery Burns

TonyCane

I'd forgotten about the Volunteers. They're in the same boat as Texas.

Last five years:

Tennessee (34-29)
Notre Dame (41-23)

USC's five year record isn't that terrible (48-20). But given their recruiting, they should have been better.

BigWindyCane

My LOF coach, Simpson, seems to be doing a great job. I saw him working a couple of UM camps. I like him a lot. He communicates with the recruits, and coaches them up. Simpson and Dugans are great coaches

SOUP

BE CAREFUL WHAT U ASK FOR WITH THIS GUY

Posted by: canezilla | September 18, 2018 at 04:03 PM

And just like that there goes my Supreme Court nomination. All for an escalator ride?

BigWindyCane

I am quite sure others disagree and that's cool
Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 19, 2018 at 07:48 PM
As long as Rosier is the QB, that will likely be the case. Good coaches play to their players strengths, and Rosier has not shown that he can pick a defense apart with his accuracy and decision-making. I dont think CMR wants to see Rosier with 15 rushes, but 6-8 rushes is probably the target.

The Canes had 53 rushes against Toledo. If the Canes can have 45+ rushes and 25 or less passes in a game, the Canes are unstoppable. But when Canes opponents load up the box to stop the run and force Malik to make consistent and fairly accurate throws, the Canes are at a big disadvantage

SOUP

Texas, FSU, Michigan, Florida, USC and Tennessee have all been recruiting well but dumpster fires on the field. Don't forget to add Notre Dame to that list. Every advantage, not much to show?

SOUP

This upcoming year will be the 5th Annual Canespace Four Play. Looking forward to it.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 18, 2018 at 08:41 PM

If four people will go it might be fun? LOL

SOUP

Lynyrd Skynyrd the Sportatrium 77
Jysus Cryst!

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2018 at 07:49 AM

I was there. It was my Nirvana.

Terrance Sullivan

Not a big Fan of the Running QB IJS I look at it as taking carries away from the Running Backs. Nothing wrong with the QB scramble like 3-4 times a game. Just not a fan of the QB runs like 15 times like we did against LSU otherwise we might as well run the damn wishbone lol. I am quite sure others disagree and that's cool

NativeCane

Ricky Town has completed 100% of his passes.

solarcane

When was the last time we had a qb that led the ACC in rushing TDs?

solarcane

Kycane,
Its crazy how much money fsu alum are saying they will donate to get willie on a train, I think he is gone before we can beat him 3 times straight

TonyCane

If Taggart is truly that bad, I suggest a counterintell program designed to encourage FSU to keep him. Preferably for a long time.

Go Canes!!

Tony I'd have to go with Tennessee, Texas, USC and FSU, who are currently or in the last couple of years been complete and total dumpster fires

Go Canes!!

Good points True. Agree on some, disagree big time on others.

solarcane

Rivals current power 5 over and underachievers...yup you guessed it

https://n.rivals.com/news/overachiever-or-underachiever-ranking-all-power-five-teams

Terrance Sullivan

Big Facts TonyCane.

TonyCane

I think that the teams doing the least with the most over the last five years would have to be:

1. University of Texas (31-32)
2. University of Florida (34-28)
3. University of Michigan (40-23)

All of these schools have substantially outrecruited Miami (42-23). Especially the top two.

solarcane

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 18, 2018 at 09:05 PM

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Good post,you make valid points

TruCane81

All valid points. But I again ask, when looking at a five year recruiting window, who is doing more with less in big time football?

Imo the list is far, far shorter than those doing less with more.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2018/2/8/16990550/college-football-recruiting-rankings-2018-class

Posted by: Go Canes!! | September 18, 2018 at 04:07 PM


I understand what you are getting at, Go. But I cant answer that question for a couple of reasons.

With the training and schematic innovation of todays game. There is more parity than ever before. Anybody can beat anybody, and few games are guaranteed wins anymore.

In old pro style ball, the defense has an inherent advantage. But a smart mobile qb combined with the illegal contact and targeting rules flips that advantage completely to the offense. It is almost like a different sport. There used to be 14-10 and 6-3 game scores all the time. You almost never see that anymore.

It is difficult to dominate week in week out. On paper, Bama should never lose but they do.

I have never been that concerned with wins and losses per se. I focus on the things in the teams control, namely soundness of fundamental technique and strategy. Blocking, tackling, special teams, penalties. The fundamentals.

Most people dont do more with less. That goes for ALL aspects of life. It is just the opposite. We mostly do less with more.

The stakes of big time football tend to make coaches conservative, playing not to lose. The top offensive coaches in the nfl say they are FIVE YEARS behind college. Think about that.

The elite coaches are able to balance risk with reward, innovation with tradition. Most importantly, THEY ALWAYS CHALLENGE THEIR PERSONAL PHILOSOPHIES based on the results they get.

Richt is a smart guy. He is an EXPERT at football and a HELL of a coach. But he has flaws that are VERY apparent.

To get more with less takes elite coaching. If we were looking for a coach there are guys I think are interesting, but it doesnt matter. I wanted Butch, but thats a pipe dream.

I think Richt has the ability to be truly elite, but he has proven to be stubborn. That stubbornness has and will cost him the ultimate prize.

The good news though, is that because he is such a good recruiter and football expert, he just might pull it off because he is at Miami, regardless of his stubbornness.

Terrance Sullivan

This upcoming year will be the 5th Annual Canespace Four Play. Looking forward to it.

KYcane

Word has it if we embarrass FSU they are gonna exchange the turn over backpack for a suitcase for Willie

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2018 at 05:03 PM

Purchased with their go fund me account they started to buy him out

solarcane

Word has it if we embarrass FSU they are gonna exchange the turn over backpack for a suitcase for Willie

solarcane

Pirates World

solarcane

Native, hell ya..
If I was gonna cry about something that plane crash would be right up at the top of list.

I don't know if you ever heard of a place called Pitates Workd in Dania Fl

You could go in an get hurt on every ride in the place, then stick around and see Johnny Winter, Grand Funk,Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart on vocals and dozens more every week talk about taking things for granted.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 18, 2018 at 03:07 PM

All valid points. But I again ask, when looking at a five year recruiting window, who is doing more with less in big time football?

Imo the list is far, far shorter than those doing less with more.

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2018/2/8/16990550/college-football-recruiting-rankings-2018-class

canezilla

Unless, I fly to Fla, Tom picks me up and chaperones me to the tailgating, and to a game. Maybe next year.

Posted by: MLAlumni1970 | September 15, 2018 at 08:16 PM

This is ALL very possible!

Posted by: SOUP | September 15, 2018 at 09:17 PM
BE CAREFUL WHAT U ASK FOR WITH THIS GUY

TruCane81

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | September 18, 2018 at 09:35 AM

Exactly. If this post doesnt make people understand, they just wont.

You take the same group of guys, tasked with performing the same goal. Change the person in charge, and the end result changes drastically.

I bet that both chiefs were qualified intellectually to get the job done. I bet they were teaching the same technique. But the difference in the WAY they applied the techniques resulted in polar opposite outcomes.

Now I am not saying Richt should be replaced.

But the thing is, whether it is you, me , Richt or anyone else, you ARE YOUR TRACK RECORD.

The only way to become anything other than your track record is to make MASSIVE change, whether for better or for worse.

Terrance Sullivan

Soup & KYCane It looks like the Canespace Four Play will be February 22-24. Because right now the Men's Basketball Team Host GT on Saturday Feb 23rd at 2pm and Women's Basketball host FSU at High Noon on February 24th. Just waiting on Baseball and Women's Tennis Schedule to complete the Four Play.

TruCane81

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | September 17, 2018 at 11:56 PM

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | September 18, 2018 at 12:14 AM

Sounds awesome, Thirsty.


I would have given anything to be apart of that atmosphere.

NativeCane

Lynyrd Skynyrd the Sportatrium 77
Jysus Cryst!

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2018 at 07:49 AM

Oct. 15, 1977 Solar, I caught the next two shows at Bayfront in St. Pete and and Lakeland Civic Center on the 16th and 18th before their last show ever in Greenville SC.

Street Survivors was a bad azz album and one red hot tour!

Terrance Sullivan

Move Langham and Cager to TE. That is ALL!

Go Canes!!

Wow we are officially in deep doo doo at TE if we have even the slightest injury going forward:

Reynolds: Sophomore tight end Brian Polendey has sustained a right knee injury and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season, per UM #Canes #theU

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 17, 2018 at 11:22 PM

Its not unlike the military. We had a Chief in bootcamp, he was removed from our division because we were a walking sh*t show. Any time we did something wrong, he'd punish us with intense, punitive work outs. We were very physically fit because of it, when it came to PT tests, we'd have the highest success rates, but we were very far from being a cohesive unit. We all blamed each other for faailures and we'd fail miserably at anything that didnt have to do with PT, there were several cliques that destabilized unity, and everyone was looking out for number 1. Then along came Chief Boykins. Tall, funny in his way, to the point and leadership for miles. In 2 weeks he pushed us to the limit and the air changed. We all liked each other, we were proud of ourselves, we were learning the stuff we needed to know, and we started marching with a swagger.

Old Skool

Yes, indeed, silent but deadly. Whereas you young farts are dealing it and smelling it way too often.

thirstybuzzardcane

You guys are old farts!

Go Canes!!

Bob Seger in 81 was my first go round in that ugly ass monster.

He turned the page like a boss that night!

solarcane

Thanks Dude

solarcane

Lynyrd Skynyrd the Sportatrium 77
Jysus Cryst!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Old Skool | September 18, 2018 at 03:55 AM

You could only get to the Sporatorium by taking 67th Ave to Hollywood Blvd. Don't forget the Playboy Club on LeJeune by the airport. Field trips to the Serpentarium on US1 and going to El Farito en Key Biscayne was the highlight of the summer.

Those, as they say, were the days.

Old Skool

Ahh WFUN. That's back in the day when WQAM was 610. Rick Shaw was a DJ and they had the Tiger logo for the station you hung from the rear view mirror. The Palmetto Expressway was clean and uncrowded. And there were Playboy clubs in Miami Beach and across the street from a new mall called Dadeland.
Dem waz de days

thirstybuzzardcane

Being at the 1991 National Championship is something I will never forget! Best time of my life!

After the game we were in the lobby of the team hotel,and saw Joe Cole's (Jupiter native & 4th string QB) parents who we knew. They told us about the victory party and said anyone could go, so we did. I was a 10 year old in heaven!

thirstybuzzardcane

The second time I cried over a game was the 93 Sugar Bowl. I still have nightmares of George Teague running down Lamar Thomas.

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 17, 2018 at 06:37 PM


I was at that game as well! Ugh! I was 12 at the time and never been so mad in my life! Bourbon St was quite the experience for a 12 year old though! At least I got something out of the trip!

TruCane81

Posted by: SOUP | September 17, 2018 at 10:52 PM


You witnessed that debacle in person?

My condolences.

TruCane81


Its these people that prolong the suffering... and I love it...

For all the players play, coaches coach and fans cheer B.S. that players & coaches like to throw at us, they are at least 9 out of 10 times wrong about what good football looks like. Heck, many of us have been fans longer than theyve been alive, we know what it looks like, weve seen the pitfalls 1,000 times.

Posted by: His Majesty The Dude on High | September 17, 2018 at 08:42 PM

Dude, people always want to make football a purely physical game. Our athletes are better than yours, so we will win. But there is a reason Vegas exists.

Xs and os are vital, but it is more than that. The Midas touch is when you get a hc and staff that can control their teams EMOTIONALLY and MENTALLY. They build their players confidence. They capture their focus and imagination. They instill discipline and accountability.

The players often do want it for the most part, but they are young men with little real experience and wisdom. They need the leadership of grizzled older men.

Fbs football is high stakes and most coaches wilt under the pressure, even though they are experts earning six and seven figure salaries. When players start to see cracks in their coaches armor, it falls apart QUICK.

FSU is LOADED with four and five star talent, but has underperformed for several years. Why? Off the field problems. No one talks about the rumors of Candy Fisher having sexual relations with players. THATis what melted the program and sent Jimbo packing without giving FSU a chance to match the offer.

People who ignore the CRITICAL psychological role coaches play in player execution get to watch bad football with a reward of embarrassing losses.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2018 at 09:17 PM

Good to see you back solar.

Terrance Sullivan

Yesssss Yesssss Yesssss Soup Total Agreement!

SOUP

Once I learned to separate the two I became a much happier and healthier person. Oh, and much easier to live with also. IJS

Posted by: SOUP | September 17, 2018 at 06:18 PM

This is absolutely the best thing that has ever been posted on here

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2018 at 07:25 PM

U know, what I know, that U know.

And it is ALL good.

SOUP

The second time I cried over a game was the 93 Sugar Bowl. I still have nightmares of George Teague running down Lamar Thomas.

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 17, 2018 at 06:37 PM

I cried too and I was in the stadium to see it with my wife. She hated me after the game because my behavior was inappropriate. I was sad beyond repair. Spent some flow to see it and that was the last time I cried over the Canes. I been hurt since, but never cried like that night.

Now I see things very differently.

My family and many friends like Terrance, KYCane, NativeCane, Old Skool, Kenny, Raize, Solar, UMike and many, many others know whats up and where I stand. Life is good, win or lose. We have done more than football and are wiser from it.

Just another wake up is all I want.

#GoCanes

solarcane

The Dude,
right you are brother!
I remember getting free Canes tickets from Burger King and WFUN just so there would be somebody in the stands.
When I saw Otis Anderson run I was hooked for life. I never let 85 19 year old boys determine how my weekend would go then or now tho

BigWindyCane

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | September 17, 2018 at 03:49 PM

1. Did you vote for him for your LOF?

2. This is true. He had a bad first half but cam back strong in the second. He was a man with a bad attitude and it showed!

Posted by: SOUP | September 17, 2018 at 06:13 PM

1. I didnt vote for Bandy. My vote for LOF this season is Jaquan, the same as last year. I voted with my head over my heart. Bandy is my favorite defensive player because of his heart and what he brings to the game.

There are a lot of Canes defensive players to like. Willis, Shaq, Pinkney and Garvin, just to name a few. But IMO, Jaquan is the best defensive player on the field not only because of his stats, but the way he gets his Teammates lined up. Jaquan has been special since his days at Killian, but Bandy has a special place in my heart.

His Majesty The Dude on High

If FSU knows what is good for them, theyll hire a very expensive coaching staff to go around the Artard running their program, then can him as soon as they can save face, and finally bring in a serious person.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2018 at 08:35 PM

Its these people that prolong the suffering... and I love it...

For all the players play, coaches coach and fans cheer B.S. that players & coaches like to throw at us, they are at least 9 out of 10 times wrong about what good football looks like. Heck, many of us have been fans longer than theyve been alive, we know what it looks like, weve seen the pitfalls 1,000 times.

solarcane

J McDaniel showing off that FSU education


A good team is ran by coaches. A great team is Ran by players. Ive been apart of both.. know the difference. Not the coaches fault.

2:59 PM - Sep 15, 2018

AfriCane

Just looked at the rest of our schedule. It seems like all we have to do is beat V-tech

Go Canes!!

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 17, 2018 at 06:24 PM

When you look at the 5 year rankings, the list of teams doing far less with more is much longer than those doing more than us with less.

jmo...

https://www.sbnation.com/college-football-recruiting/2018/2/8/16990550/college-football-recruiting-rankings-2018-class

TonyCane

A turnover satchel?

solarcane

Once I learned to separate the two I became a much happier and healthier person. Oh, and much easier to live with also. IJS

Posted by: SOUP | September 17, 2018 at 06:18 PM

This is absolutely the best thing that has ever been posted on here

Terrance Sullivan

Amen Soup! I stopped letting Games dictate how my weekend went. Have a great weekend The Outcome of the Game is a bonus.

TruCane81

WE" are only responsible for the tailgating and the cherring.

"THEY" are responsible for the play and the score and the outcome.

Once I learned to separate the two I became a much happier and healthier person. Oh, and much easier to live with also. IJS

Posted by: SOUP | September 17, 2018 at 06:18 PM


You are right, but it is HARD!

The first ime I cried over a football game, I was nine years old. We dominated our way to a 13-0 record. After stomping a team from Brandon 40-0 in the rain, we had to wake up and play a FREEZING early morning game. We lost 12-6 after our best end dropped the game tying score in the end zone late in the 4th quarter of the championship game.PURE HEARTBREAK.

The second time I cried over a game was the 93 Sugar Bowl. I still have nightmares of George Teague running down Lamar Thomas.

That and Scott Covington being gift wrapped around the goal post.

Im ALL IN with this Canes shyt!

TruCane81

s that what she said?

Posted by: SOUP | September 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM

I hope not. Thats a problem to discuss with the doctor.

TruCane81

WE HAVE TO BRING IT

Posted by: CoCane | September 17, 2018 at 06:07 PM

THIS.

TruCane81

Posted by: Go Canes!! | September 17, 2018 at 05:38 PM

Ever team ebbs and flows. Nobody is gonna win every quarter 21-0. Not even Bama .Thats not what a mean.

I am talking about a strong fundamental game where we control a weaker opponent from start to finish. Curb stomp them early and grind them to the finish. Like those games where you win 27-13 or 31-20, but it was never that close.

You could argue Toledo was that type of game, but I would disagree. We started fast and finished strong, but made mistakes that had us sweating in the third quarter.

I watch a lot of teams. We allow things more consistently that other teams similar to us dont. Teams with lower recruiting rankings and less local talent.

SOUP

WE HAVE TO BRING IT

Posted by: CoCane | September 17, 2018 at 06:07 PM

"WE" are only responsible for the tailgating and the cherring.

"THEY" are responsible for the play and the score and the outcome.

Once I learned to separate the two I became a much happier and healthier person. Oh, and much easier to live with also. IJS

SOUP

With our poor fundamentals and inconsistent play, we cant pencil an automatic win against ANYONE.

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 17, 2018 at 04:50 PM

Is that what she said?

SOUP

1. My favorite player on defense, Bandy, made a great interception;

2. Pinkney decided to come a play in the fourth quarter, and he made some big tackles for loss and sack.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | September 17, 2018 at 03:49 PM

1. Did you vote for him for your LOF?

2. This is true. He had a bad first half but cam back strong in the second. He was a man with a bad attitude and it showed!

CoCane

FSU can be tough game for us.

They have a lot of talent. They're just laying down on Taggert. Taggert lost his team the moment he unveiled the "turnover satchel".

They will play for each other with pride and purpose against us.

VT and BC should be tough games too. Conference road games can be a mutha f*cka.

When Nosier is your QB, you have a chance too lose to anyone. Anywhere.

Our name still carries weight. Beating us would be the biggest win of the season for every team left on our schedule.

WE HAVE TO BRING IT

BigWindyCane1

Hurricanes QB Malik Rosier: 40-plus points should be the standard

Rosier said it, not me ;-)

Go Canes!!

Posted by: TruCane81 | September 17, 2018 at 04:53 PM

What team is? Just about everyone outside of Tuscaloosa does.

If you look at the overall game, we had one bad quarter which we adjusted to. They were completely shut down in the fourth quarter.

SOUP

I cant believe we are actually concerned about BC.....

Posted by: raizecane | September 17, 2018 at 01:38 PM

So U think we will beat them "convincingly"?

If so, post it here, and now.

SOUP

BC is going to be in kill mode against us, we will have to play our best game against them I think

Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2018 at 11:12 AM

There IT is right there.

solarcane

ACC players of the week
BC QB, BC RB, BC DL

Terrance Sullivan

I am going to say this again for the people in the back. VT and BC are our remaining big games and tests we must pass. I live in the present and not in the past. Duke if healthy will be our 3rd toughest game. And it goes from there. But hey I just call it how it is. Being Fatal is overlooking teams like BC who Kicked FSU arse like a pulp last year and will most likely do that again. and VT who kicked FSU arse this year and is always a pain in our arse and newsflash had we lost to them last year they would have won the coastal and not us. so spare me the BS.

TruCane81

The reason so many are complaining even with the win is because it has been a long time since we have put together four quarters of consistent, fundamental football in all three phases and it WILL lead to more embarrassing losses if we dont get it together.

TruCane81

Underestimating a wounded FSU team could be a fatal mistake.

I know Georgia techs defense isnt very good, but if they pass early and our qb struggles, that one could get dicey too.

With our poor fundamentals and inconsistent play, we cant pencil an automatic win against ANYONE.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 17, 2018 at 02:52 PM

I'm 100% serious. Winning 10 games again is goal number 1. Beating FSU comes directly after it. I know they are a dumpster fire, which all the more reason to beat them, I think they will come ready to play, but we will see, their fans have already forfeited the season, so maybe the football team has also. I mean, they were bad last year and we still needed some luck to beat them.

BigWindyCane1

Yes, Solar. I read that Carter was at a funeral. I have to respect the coaches for allowing him to do that.

Jaquan's injury was huge, especially with Carter out. Knowles is obviously not the same player at this point. Jaquan is a key leader to the defense. Not only does he lead the team in tackles, he is someone who gets the defense aligned properly. The defense was real shaky in the second quarter when he went out, and continued in the third quarter.

But the defense did make some adjustments in the fourth quarter. My favorite player on defense, Bandy, made a great interception, and Pinkney decided to come a play in the fourth quarter, and he made some big tackles for loss and sack. I hope it is something that carries over to the rest of the season for the Canes defense.

solarcane

Big Windy
I didnt know Carter didnt dress for the game when Jaquan went down. I worried for J but was looking forward to Carter getting a couple licks in. I started to get queasy for a second when neither one of them was out there

solarcane

Go Canes
Nice find you still have it

Terrance Sullivan

LOL the Dude U cant be serious!

His Majesty The Dude on High

Funny, Im way more worried about FSU than BC. Besides that, losing the BC would terrible, but losing to this FSU would be catastrophic. FSU always plays us tough, any year, never a gimme.

Go Canes!!

I cant believe we are actually concerned about BC.....

Posted by: raizecane | September 17, 2018 at 01:38 PM

That's what they said?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ZQkJKw4NA

nemo2002

I cant believe we are actually concerned about BC.....
Posted by: raizecane | September 17, 2018 at 01:38 PM

BC is not so tough on the road (except, of course, on the Friday after Thanksgiving).

However, BC is always tough to beat at home.

BigWindyCane1

Speaking of defense, IMO, the creation of the "striker" position has been a great concept. Finley played well. I was curious to see that Zach McCloud didn't play at all against Toledo? Or at least he didn't record any tackles.

Again, Willis is playing himself into a very high NFL draft pick. Glad to see that CMR and this staff was patient with him, and did not give up on him. Willis has worked hard and rewarded their trust. Through the first three games of the season, Willis has played better than any Canes DT in this decade.

Bethel is playing decent (zero tackles against Toledo), but I wonder if Ford and Silvera will get more playing time soon.

raizecane

I cant believe we are actually concerned about BC.....

BigWindyCane1

Interesting stat from Gould:

Toledo ran 9 plays in the 4th quarter and they averaged -2.5 yards per play and the longest gain was 1 yard and all those numbers are kinda insane to me.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | September 17, 2018 at 11:45 AM

Amazing adjustments. I thought the Canes really missed Jaquan when he went down with the injury, but that fourth quarter by the Canes defense was an amazing clinic in defense. Manny Diaz and the players made the adjustments, and with the deficit, Toledo became one-dimensional. I hope that the Toledo fourth quarter becomes a Canes defensive trend, rather than the exception.

BigWindyCane1

BC, VT, and LSU were and will be our 3 toughest Games this Season. Well the LSU Game is behind us. We got to win the BC and VT Games especially VT Game or we won't get back to Charlotte this year for ACC Championship Game. Go Canes!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 17, 2018 at 07:04 AM

Agreed. I also agree with Solar that the Canes will be ready for VT. VT's formula for winning is typically turnovers and special teams. Without big plays in both those areas, VT tends to struggle against the Canes. If the Canes can minimize turnovers and penalties, IMHO, VT will have a very hard time beating the Canes.

Duke's QBs put up some impressive numbers. I like Cutcliff and I hope Duke is undefeated when they come to visit the Hard Rock. The Canes should take care of business at home.

Go Canes!!

Interesting stat from Gould:

Toledo ran 9 plays in the 4th quarter and they averaged -2.5 yards per play and the longest gain was 1 yard and all those numbers are kinda insane to me.

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