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Sarasota 'cane

Dang!

nemo2002

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TJL

Quattro!

86Cane

Cinco!

86Cane

#CryNoMore

CGNC

Where is our offensive staff?

Sarasota 'cane

Where is our offensive staff?

Posted by: CGNC | January 09, 2019 at 09:51 PM

The dented can aisle? Dollar General?

BigWindyCane

I am still reading that the OC will be Applewhite. I don’t know what the holdup is, but I am excited about the possibilities. He has head-coaching experience (which CMD doesn’t) and has had offenses that scored 40+ a game. His offense will be attractive to South Florida recruits, and many high-level national recruits.

One thing is certain, and that is his offense will improve over the “clunker” offense last season. If the offense can score 30+ a game and the defense continues to play the way it has the last two seasons, the Canes should win the Coastal Division

Sarasota 'cane

I like Manny. He deserves what every coach got before him, but I used to say you graded year three and fired year 5 if there are sub par results. Pitchforks in year 4.
That timeline's out the window with an inexperienced hire. Look at FSU. Taggart will be gone in October 2019 if he produces the same product that they put on the field this year. Now Manny will get a solid 3 years, but he may be dealing with a mob by Halloween if the wheels fall off early.
I will also say this...I will NEVER be the first pitchfork at that party, but I won't be the last either. I'm getting older and I just want UM to be relevant again.

BigWindyCane

If the OC is Applewhite, then Jalen Hurts is a real Canes transfer possibility.

Dude on a Pale Horse

no offense to Jalen Hurts...

wtf Miami fans? you really feeling Jalen Hurts.. kid isnt much better than Rosier, and obviously, not everything can be blamed on Malik... but... I mean, Hurts aint it.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 09, 2019 at 11:05 PM

true.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 09, 2019 at 10:20 PM

This is the simplest explanation... which is usually right.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 09, 2019 at 04:16 PM

Shaun Robinson.

Fake Lames should be left at the regional airport in Tallahicksville on the tarmac.

Go Canes!!

Huge pickup for coach Banda:

https://twitter.com/bubbbolden/status/1083215114470187008?s=12

Dude on a Pale Horse

Canes land 4* transfer S Bubba Bolden from USC. 6'3" 200. Brevin's teammate in HS.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 09, 2019 at 11:26 PM

Much needed. Much needed.

Herbieibis

Kansas Jawhawks know all about those lyrics.

Go Canes!!

2019 class starting to look much better with these transfers.

Asa Martin qnd this safety were consensus top 10 at their positions nationally and hopefully the left tackle will be a plug and play.

Still a lot of work to do. Hopefully some more transfers and February signings to come.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 09, 2019 at 11:55 PM

2 OTs, 2 DTs, 2 CBs and maybe a QB & WR still needed. Dont know what the hold up is on Charles Njoku... offer the kid.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ wouldnt say no to a DT either.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I meant DE, specifically a SO DE that can play without sitting out.

Dude on a Pale Horse

although... Ive read we still have a shot with Bogle, and then there's the GA kid that looks a lot like Trent Harris.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Bolden can play immediately...

Awesome!!!

Gurvan, Carter, Bolden & Finley coming from the secondary with Smith chipping in... finally getting safer with depth.

Herbieibis

Finally some good news, with us adding Bolden and 3 yrs. Of eligibility.
The Herb sat down tonight and went over our returners for the spring and what we have is a real problem along our forward walls on both sides of the ball. Best I can figureand this does not include this in coming class, but out of 20 players we have exactly 7 players rated 4 star or better. Only 2 of those are on the defensive line. Of the 5 on offense one redshirted, one was Injured all year and one hasn't done much (Herbert), Brown and Reed we're the 2 I talked about above.
We are also thin with depth of talent at LB. Thank goodness the 3 Srs. came back. Huff is really the only consensus 4 star or about we have.
I can't see the defense being as good as it was this past year, as we have no one the caliber yet, like Willis. We will be good if Ford and Silverado step up.
We have a lot of talent at DB, WR, TE and RB. We have so called Talent at QB. Who knows how good they can be if the had a legitimate coach.
We have approximately, not counting incoming players 24 to 25 four star players or above out of approximately 53 or so players for the spring.
I was reading where Bama are bringing in 24 four star or above just in this incoming class.
It won't happen with this class but if we want to get back, we need to be somewhere around 45 to 50, if we want to get back sniffing the play offs.
These oh hires have to be home runs.
For once we will have depth at Dee tackle but these guys will need some serious work. Still thin at DE, as well. The oh line needs sum serious upgrade in depth of talent.

solarcane

I thought you could only have one Bubba on your roster per season unless you play in the SEC.

WWIN

Posted by: UMike | January 09, 2019 at 08:20 AM

My cousin Mike ain’t never lied.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 09, 2019 at 08:55 AM

See what you done UMike... went all the way left... yo ass bout to get dropped from the agency! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

thirstybuzzardcane

Check out who Jalen Hurts has followed recently on Twitter. A bunch of Miami guys. Notice how Lane Kiffin is in the middle.....could this be a sign he's our OC?

https://twitter.com/JalenHurts/status/1041361493978177536?s=19

Harry Miller

I went to my first UM gave in 1946.I have been a Canes fan longer then most of you. I love the Canes. There are still a few good kids out their.
Some of you seam hell bent on helping them go some where else by constantly badmouthing our new coach. Seams some of you are trying to out badmouth each other. I don't get it.
You wanted the entire offensive coaches fired, well you got that and you are still not happy.You wanted him to do a extended search. He's taking to long now, so you still not happy.

I like the Manny hire, he loves the U, he's grew up here. He did a great job with the defense, he is passionate, energetic and he's wants to make make Miami great again, Why don't you understand that what he is trying to do is not that easy. I am sure he will make a few mistakes but I think he will fix them when that happens and right away. He isn't afraid to fire some one.

Let's give him a chance.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Harry Miller | January 10, 2019 at 01:56 AM

Forgive them Harry, they can’t help themselves.
.
There isn’t even a wait and see in some of them!

raizecane

Listening to several knowledgeable folks (former NFL GM's) in the last 2 days, they all say the same thing = it takes a minimum of 4 years for a team / coaches (both NFL and College) to begin to click.

In today's world, it's a "win now mentality" and that doesn't happen to often. Onion - 4 years, Golden - 3 years, Richt - 3 years.

Dabo was hired within and took him 7 years to get that ball rolling. Point is, unless we catch that "lightning on the bottle", we have to be patient.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: raizecane | January 10, 2019 at 07:32 AM

Great post cuz!

Dabo regressed back to 6-7 in year three after going 9-4 in year two.

And remember when “Clemsoning” was actually a thing?

That program was patient and is now a dynasty that’s built to last.


Terrance Sullivan

Wrong Dabo started to have it rolling starting Year 4. They have won 10 or more Games every year since the start of 2011 season. I was talking about Dabo way before anyone else and some of y'all was clowning me he who laughs last laughs best. Dabo was 4-3 in interim 2008 season, 9-5 won ACC Atlantic in 2009, went 6-7 in 2010, and has won 10 plus games since so 97-15 in 2011-2018. I mean they won ACC in 2011,2015,2016,2017,2018. Won National Title in 2016,2018. Runner up in 2015. And Semifinalist in 2017. Oh and they were plenty damn good in 2012,2013,2014 as well.

raizecane

Terrance, 10-4 was his 4th year.....Miami fans would not be happy with that record after 4 years and we both know it.

I am 100 percent correct. When i say "rolling" i mean no less then 2 losses per year. But I do understand your confusing :-)

raizecane

Perhaps we are both agreeing however when we say that patients must be had with a coaching staff and a full recruiting cycle. If we keep firing coaches every 3 - 4 years, we will never be as we once was......but that's just my onion.

WWIN

What was Clemson when Dabo got the job, is the big difference?

I have never known Clemson to be a juggernaut or powerhouse unlike UM. So Clemson could afford to be patient

Terrance Sullivan

Raize Big Facts Brotha

Go Canes!!

Wrong?

Read this article from as recently 2014.

Your stats look pretty but there was a lot more within that numbers than you’re taking into account. He was winning but Clemson had some hugely disappointing games in there.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2014/09/21/against-florida-state-clemsons-clemsoning-was-the-most-clemsoning-clemson-ever-clemsoned/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8df853b11944

Go Canes!!

but that's just my onion.

Posted by: raizecane | January 10, 2019 at 08:22 AM

The one thing Raize knows it’s his onions.

86Cane

I would take Hurts and Kiffin in a heartbeat.

And I like my onions sauteed please.

Old Skool

Dumb Diaz Quote

"Look, the world has changed, and I'm going to blame the NBA," Diaz said. "Once Kevin Durant went to the Warriors after they were 3-1 up when he was at Oklahoma City — kids want to go where the winning is."

Elway and the Colts, Bo and the Bucs. Manny ... Please

orange 'n green in the vein

Manny is from the fatso tree of "run your mouth faster than a mile a minute to try and dazzle them with bullshit" interview style. Problem is it reveals he's full of it plus he was on his way out and ducking questions about what the problem was with the football team, now he is the problem because he isn't solving anything before he's run out of town yet again like every other stop he's been at.

Southern Cal's defense was garbage and the defensive backs couldn't play well enough to earn their scholarships in a trash conference top to bottom last season, but Diaz must have learned to love the useless roster dead-weight dealing with all the gold-hen girls left behind these last three years. So coach now can't recruit, can't stop the run consistently, can't get a QB to not continually shoot the team's feet off, can't stop getting Fake Lames and himself fired in record time. Good thing I guess he can still get GD to slobber to the base daily, but then again that's easy when GD's cashing the Fake Lames peanut pay no matter who GD's servicing orally today.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ Why'd Manny bail on Temple? lol. Dumb quote by the HC.

86Cane

Just as I deleted my comment from last night to try to make things positive around here again, then this happens? Oh well, I tried and will try to continue to be positive while still being fair and balanced.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ deleted your comment? that comment should have been a blog entry.

UMike

Now see Tee Martiy is like the next OC. Not sure how I would feel about that.

UMike

Martin*

86Cane

deleted your comment? that comment should have been a blog entry.

Posted by: Dude on a Pale Horse | January 10, 2019 at 10:17 AM

I know, but, you know.

86Cane

Uncle Luke wanted Tee Martin so he may get his wish? LOL

Herbieibis

Tee Martin is a good recruiter but I believe is more of a pro style OC. Said it before we don't have pro style capable QB's on this roster.
Too Jalen Hurts, u ain't playing behind Bama's line anymore, if u come here.
A little above average as a passer but a very good runner
Maybe run the wishbone for one year!

Itsa_canes_thng

Here's a dark horse name for you - Tony Franklin, was under consideration for Troy after Neal Brown left now that the OC from Kansas is the new HC we could scoop him up. Runs full spread \ air raid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Franklin_(American_football_coach)#Louisiana_Tech

Dude on a Pale Horse

Tee Martin will not be OC according to Jackson.

Canesteeler

in Manny Diaz I trust🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾

solarcane

Canesteeler
Man how is life bro!!?

solarcane

Ray Lewis

A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man.

Throwback to tearing it up with my brother
@Romarley
!

HawaiiCane

86Cane, I appreciate your deletion of both your tweet and mine. For that comment, I apologize. I understand that we have high expectations for this team, and I guess your comment was my "tipping point". I'm tired of it always being a negative assumption. You have created an incredible blog and your comments hold lots of weight. I felt that to criticize someone for something before it has happened, to immediately become negative about the situation... these are only things that perpetuate the problem. Viewing this balanced and fairly is an admirable way to move forward even if the opinion is not always positive.

CGNC

Woo hoo A Canesteeler sighting! I usually run into him on Twitter.

Canesteeler, Pens are rolling :-)

Go Canes!!

Oof:

Yards before contact/rush
*Not counting sacks
1 Clemson, 3.60
2 GT, 3.28
3 Pitt, 3.06
4 UVA, 2.83
5 Duke, 2.63
6 Lou, 2.59
7 Cuse, 2.53
8 VT, 2.48
9 UNC, 2.13
10 Miami, 2.11
11 WF, 2.10
12 BC, 1.80
13 NCSU, 1.56
14 FSU, 0.74

Go Canes!!


He’s coming.

https://twitter.com/birm/status/1083433839052107776?s=12

HawaiiCane

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 10, 2019 at 01:54 PM

This could be crazy!

Old Skool


Tee Martin will not be OC according to Jackson.

Posted by: Dude on a Pale Horse | January 10, 2019 at 11:19 AM

Yes, he was the OC this morning. This afternoon, it's somebody else, perhaps Tony Franklin.

And tonight, it'll be ....

solarcane

Martell and Hurts have been in highly organised programs.
They have never been associated with the chaos that Miami offensive football is.

They have never taken a snap behind the swiss cheese line here.
It would be interesting to see them getting pummeled by our defense for awhile, I think Hurts would be the guy between them.

I think both might be too smart to come here.
I'm hoping Williams light bulb comes on and he's Kosar or Dorsey.
Unless he transfers to say AP State and goes off.

Old Skool

Just wondering ... Does Watson call plays yet?

Killerbeez41

^^^^^Herman Boone aka Denzel Washington from "Remember the Titans"

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | January 10, 2019 at 02:11 PM


He was teammates with Jordan and the safety who just transferred here from USC.

Perhaps where you chaos, a young kid with a ton of confidence sees opportunity.

Terrance Sullivan

We just need functioning good QB's that completes around 60 percent of their passes and not turnover prone. Well we had one 3 seasons ago and our Former Coach ran him off early so just get someone like Brad or better and we good. Malik was mature but not good enough, N'Kosi aint good and a wannabe Mr. Marcus lol. Cade can't let go of his Spicoli problem lol, and our Former Coach refused to let us see if we have anything in J-Dub. So let's bring in a couple of QB's. What do we have to lose at this point?

solarcane

Go yea you could be right, maybe they are the fresh air we need.

Canesteeler

Solar Cane I am well my brotha. I hope all is well with you. CGNC they are pucking😎😎😎😎

solarcane

Sullly

Maybe a real qb coach solves a lot of the immaturity and distraction issues.
We might have had the guy and never knew it.

Canesteeler

Terrance Sullivan, Mr Marcus! I am laughing so hard I spit out the water I was drinking.

JaxCane

Hearing word that Charlie Weis Jr is one of the top 3 guys being considered for OC..

solarcane

Carol City 2020 WR Thaiu Jones-Bell lands an offer from Miami after speaking with Manny Diaz on Thursday. He had 17 TDs this past season.

Terrance Sullivan

Ha Canesteeler just calling it like I see it lol.

Old Skool

N'Kosi ain't good and a wannabe Mr. Marcus.

#TWSS

HawaiiCane

JaxCane, if he brings in Weis Jr then I may have to go HAM like 86Cane did last night. Let's not and pretend this was not mentioned.

solarcane

New OC listens to Manny explain how they will being Miami back

https://media.tenor.com/images/d893888c10eb50ccab4a63be533e73cd/tenor.gif

solarcane

bring

Old Skool

News from CES

Kohler is including Alexa in its new Numi toilet, so you can control things like the heated seat, lights and ambient noises it's programmed to play.

Hmm ambient toilet noises?? Perhaps the FSU Warchant

NativeCane

Just as I deleted my comment from last night to try to make things positive around here again, then this happens? Oh well, I tried and will try to continue to be positive while still being fair and balanced.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 10, 2019 at 10:08 AM

Someday when the Canes are great again you should post the redacted blog posts and early morning blog scrum posts of which I've only witnessed a few but they all were quite interesting.

86Cane

Viewing this balanced and fairly is an admirable way to move forward even if the opinion is not always positive.

Posted by: HawaiiCane | January 10, 2019 at 12:47 PM

Respect is mutual my friend.

We all get it twisted once in a while (U and me both) but we know the glue that brings us back: Canes and Canespace.

#TheBrotherhood

86Cane

Someday when the Canes are great again you should post the redacted blog posts and early morning blog scrum posts of which I've only witnessed a few but they all were quite interesting.

Posted by: NativeCane | January 10, 2019 at 05:03 PM

Oh the stories I could tell!

HawaiiCane

#TheBrotherhood

Respect

solarcane

"The first third down of the Florida (Gators) game (Aug. 31), no one will remember whether the hire happened on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or a Friday"

Unless it's 3ed and 7 after two runs into the left guards nudzack...then I'm pretty sure we will remember.

thirstybuzzardcane

Tate Martell looks a lot like Johnny Football! Kid looks good.

https://youtu.be/US1pyOnFBKU

VA Cane

Tate Martell looks a lot like Johnny Football! Kid looks good.

Not bad looking kid...quick moves well....I think he would be more suitable than Hurts...Hurts is great kid...no passer though could work here if he can play immediately...waiting a year is bad....

solarcane

Hi VA,thirsty
I like Hurts character. Kid was a real team player and humble.

Martell guaranteed he would start this year, then transfered rather than prove himself.

Either of them could help for sure
Williams might catch fire and start too.

thirstybuzzardcane

Big get IMO!!!! Another grad transfer!

https://twitter.com/KJ_Osborn/status/1083544500625162241?s=19

thirstybuzzardcane

KJ Osborn had almost 900 yds and 7 TD last year @ Buffalo.

thirstybuzzardcane

Martell might not have to sit out a year. Might be graduating by summer. Will have 3 years of eligibility.

thirstybuzzardcane

FYI.....Osborn played high school ball at IMG

thirstybuzzardcane

KJ Osborn

https://youtu.be/Ju01avrl69g

Go Canes!!

Another huge pickup for us. A hungry, proven, better version of Cager.

Staff is doing work.

thirstybuzzardcane

I think we have some of the offensive staff in place. No way Osborn comes here if he doesn't know his offensive coach.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | January 10, 2019 at 09:36 PM

💯

thirstybuzzardcane

KJ sounds like a worker. Great to have him in the locker.

https://youtu.be/Z1o2G5dG7wI

solarcane

HELL YA

Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998
Home / College Football / Ranking College Football's National Champions Since 1998
By Kevin McGuire, 1/8/19, 1:00 AM EST

Where does Clemson's undefeated title team rank?

The 2018 college football season came to a close with Clemson celebrating their second national championship of the College Football Playoff era. Dabo Swinney has himself a loaded program and a star in the making with quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but how would those Tigers stack up against the national titles from the BCS era through the College Football Playoff era? As time goes by, this team may age like a fine wine; although it is arguable that these Tigers may be the best champion of the playoff era.

Here’s a look at all of the national champions from the start of the BCS up through the 2018 season, now with more Clemson.

Note: Opponent’s ranking at time in parentheses

1. Miami, 2001 (12-0, 7-0 Big East)
Head Coach: Larry Coker

Since the dawn of the BCS Era, few teams have carried the amount of NFL talent on one roster the way the 2001 Miami Hurricanes did. Larry Coker stepped in as head coach following Butch Davis’ departure for the NFL, and he took over a program as locked and loaded that any coach would dream of running. The season started off with a dominating victory over Penn State, which set the tone for the championship run. Miami ripped through Florida State, avoided a letdown against Boston College and nipped Virginia Tech while blitzing through the rest of the schedule, which included victories against four top-15 teams before the BCS National Championship Game. Nebraska wiggled its way into the national championship game but was clearly out of its league against Miami in the Rose Bowl. Miami’s 37-14 victory over the Cornhuskers capped an undefeated season for the best national championship team of the era.

2001 Schedule:

Sept. 1: Miami 33, Penn State 7

Sept. 8: Miami 61, Rutgers 0

Sept. 27: Miami 43, Pitt 21

Oct. 6: Miami 38, Troy 7

Oct. 13: Miami 49, (14) Florida State 27

Oct. 25: Miami 45, West Virginia 3

Nov. 3: Miami 38, Temple 0

Nov. 10: Miami 18, Boston College 7

Nov. 17: Miami 59, (14) Syracuse 0

Nov. 24: Miami 65, (12) Washington 7

Dec. 1: Miami 26, (14) Virginia Tech 24

Jan. 3: Miami 37, (4) Nebraska 14

2. USC, 2004 (13-0, 8-0 Pac-10)
Head Coach: Pete Carroll

The Trojans had to settle for the rare split national title during the BCS years in 2003, but left no doubt about who the top team was in ’04. USC started the season as the No. 1 team in the country and never lost a grip on the top spot in the poll, picked up a Heisman Trophy season from quarterback Matt Leinart and saw the running duo of Reggie Bush and LenDale White give opposing defensive coordinators nightmares all season long. In all, this USC team, which destroyed Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl for the national championship, saw 18 players get selected in either the first or second round of the NFL Draft and was absolutely loaded on offense, is arguably one of college football’s best in decades.

2004 Schedule:

Aug. 28: USC 24, Virginia Tech 13

Sept. 11: USC 49, Colorado State 0

Sept. 18: USC 42, BYU 10

Sept. 25: USC 31, Stanford 28

Oct: 9: USC 23, (7) Cal 17

Oct. 16: USC 45, (15) Arizona State 7

Oct. 23: USC 38, Washington 0

Oct. 30: USC 42, Washington State 12

Nov. 6: USC 28, Oregon State 20

Nov. 13: USC 49, Arizona 9

Nov. 27: USC 41, Notre Dame 10

Dec. 4: USC 29, UCLA 24

Jan. 4: USC 55, Oklahoma 19

3. Texas, 2005 (13-0, 8-0 Big 12)
Head Coach: Mack Brown

The 2005 season saw No. 1 USC and No. 2 Texas on a season-long collision course for the national championship. The two remained in the top two spots of the poll all season long, setting up the game for the ages in the Rose Bowl for the BCS National Championship. But before Texas could let Vince Young turn in a game legends are made of, the Longhorns first had to get through the regular season. An early victory over No. 4 Ohio State was later followed up with blowout wins over Oklahoma, No. 10 Texas Tech and rival Texas A&M before tearing up Colorado, 70-3, in the Big 12 Championship Game. In the national title clash with defending champion USC, Young did it all in leading Texas to the victory. This Texas team had four consensus All-Americans and went on to send 24 players through the NFL Draft, while beating perhaps the best team to not win a national title since 1998.

2005 Schedule:

Sept. 3: Texas 60, ULL 3

Sept. 10: Texas 25, (4) Ohio State 22

Sept. 17: Texas 51, Rice 10

Oct. 1: Texas 51, Missouri 20

Oct. 8: Texas 45, Oklahoma. 12

Oct. 15: Texas 42, (24) Colorado 17

Oct. 22: Texas 52, (10) Texas Tech 17

Oct. 29: Texas 47, Oklahoma State 28

Nov. 5: Texas 62, Baylor 0

Nov. 12: Texas 66, Kansas 14

Nov. 25: Texas 40, Texas A&M 29

Dec. 3: Texas 70, Colorado 3

Jan. 4: Texas 41, (1) USC 38

4. Florida State, 2013 (14-0, 8-0 ACC)
Head Coach: Jimbo Fisher

We are not so far removed from watching Florida State be the dominant force in college football. Jimbo Fisher’s best team since succeeding Bobby Bowden brought the Seminoles back to the national championship discussion with a dominant start to the year. Redshirt freshman Jameis Winston got things started by jumping head first into the Heisman Trophy discussion after his debut performance on a Monday night at Pittsburgh, and it was off to the races from there. Florida State’s offense was filthy. The Florida State defense was nasty, holding opponents to 14 points or fewer 11 times before facing Duke in the ACC Championship Game. A win in Charlotte sent Florida State’s juggernaut squad off to Pasadena for a matchup with SEC champion Auburn. A 34-31 come-from-behind victory over the SEC champs (FSU was down 18 points at one point) provided the validation needed for Florida State’s perfect season and snapped the SEC’s winning streak in the BCS title game.

2013 Schedule:

Sept 2: Florida State 41, Pitt 13

Sept. 14: Florida State 62, Nevada 7

Sept. 21: Florida State 54, Bethune-Cookman 6

Sept. 28: Florida State 48, Boston College 34

Oct. 5: Florida State 63, (25) Maryland 0

Oct. 19: Florida State 51, (3) Clemson 14

Oct. 26: Florida State 49, NC State 17

Nov. 2: Florida State 41, (7) Miami 14

Nov. 9: Florida State 59, Wake Forest 3

Nov. 16: Florida State 59, Syracuse 3

Nov. 23: Florida State 80, Idaho 14

Nov. 30: Florida State 37, Florida 7

Dec. 7: Florida State 45, (20) Duke 7

Jan. 6: Florida State 34, (2) Auburn 31

5. Alabama, 2009 (14-0, 8-0 SEC)
Head Coach: Nick Saban

Nick Saban was hired by Alabama to win and win big. It did not take long to deliver on that expectation. With Heisman Trophy-winning running back Mark Ingram (the first Heisman winner in Alabama history) and steady Greg McElroy at quarterback, Alabama had the makings of a reliable offense, but it was Alabama’s defense that took the Crimson Tide to the next level. Alabama held three ranked SEC teams to fewer than 16 points on the way to Atlanta for a showdown with Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and the No. 1 Florida Gators. This one was no match as Alabama squashed the Gators, 32-13, to advance to the national championship game, where it took out Texas quarterback Colt McCoy early on and never gave the Longhorns much of a chance. Alabama ended up sending 11 players through the first round of the NFL Draft in the years that followed.

2009 Schedule:

Sept. 5: Alabama 34, (7) Virginia Tech 24

Sept. 12: Alabama 40, FIU 14

Sept. 19: Alabama 53, North Texas 7

Sept. 26: Alabama 35, Arkansas 7

Oct. 3: Alabama 38, Kentucky 20

Oct. 10: Alabama 22, (20) Ole Miss 3

Oct. 17: Alabama 20, (22) South Carolina 6

Oct. 24: Alabama 12, Tennessee 10

Nov. 7: Alabama 24, (9) LSU 15

Nov. 14: Alabama 31, Mississippi State 3

Nov. 21: Alabama 45, UT-Chattanooga 0

Nov. 27: Alabama 26, Auburn 21

Dec. 5: Alabama 32, (1) Florida 13

Jan. 7: Alabama 37, (2) Texas 21

6. Florida, 2008 (13-1, 7-1 SEC)
Head Coach: Urban Meyer

Florida jumped out to a nice 3-0 start in 2008 with big victories over Hawaii, Miami and Tennessee, but Ole Miss stunned the Gators in the swamp in the fourth game of the season. From that point on, Florida was unbeatable. With Tim Tebow energizing the team with his leadership, Florida went on a tear with a decisive victory over Arkansas, a 30-point blowout of No. 4 LSU, a 39-point win over No. 10 Georgia, 50-point victory over No. 24 South Carolina, a 30-point thumping of No. 23 Florida State and then an 11-point triumph over No. 1 Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. Against No. 2 Oklahoma, Florida pulled away for a 24-14 victory to wrap up the national title.

2008 Schedule:

Aug. 30: Florida 56, Hawaii 10

Sept. 6: Florida 26, Miami 3

Sept. 20: Florida 30, Tennessee 6

Sept. 27: Ole Miss 31, Florida 30

Oct. 4: Florida 38, Arkansas 7

Oct. 11: Florida 51, (4) LSU 21

Oct. 25: Florida 63, Kentucky 5

Nov. 1: Florida 49, (8) Georgia 10

Nov. 8: Florida 42, Vanderbilt 14

Nov. 15: Florida 56, (24) South Carolina 6

Nov. 22: Florida 70, The Citadel 19

Nov. 29: Florida 45, (23) Florida State 15

Dec. 6: Florida 31, (1) Alabama 20

Jan. 8: Florida 24, (2) Oklahoma 14

7. Tennessee, 1998 (13-0, 8-0 SEC)
Head Coach: Phillip Fulmer

The first national champion of the BCS Era came one year after Peyton Manning moved on to bigger and better things in the NFL. Tee Martin took over as quarterback and Phillip Fulmer had plenty of talent around Martin to put together a strong season with a strong backfield with Travis Henry and Jamal Lewis and Peerless Price catching passes. The Vols’ defense held nine opponents to 18 points or fewer while racking up five wins against top 25 teams, including a confidence-boosting 20-17 victory over Steve Spurrier and the Florida Gators. Paired up against Florida State in the BCS Championship Game, the Vols came out on top with a 23-16 win in the first BCS National Championship Game.

1998 Schedule:

Sept. 5: Tennessee 34, (17) Syracuse 33

Sept. 19: Tennessee 20, (2) Florida 17

Sept. 26: Tennessee 42, Houston 7

Oct. 3: Tennessee 17, Auburn 9

Oct. 10: Tennessee 22, (7) Georgia 3

Oct. 24: Tennessee 35, Alabama 18

Oct. 31: Tennessee 49, South Carolina 14

Nov. 7: Tennessee 37, UAB 13

Nov. 14: Tennessee 28, (10) Arkansas 24

Nov. 21: Tennessee 59, Kentucky 21

Nov. 28: Tennessee 41, Vanderbilt 0

Dec. 5: Tennessee 24, (23) Mississippi State 14

Jan. 4: Tennessee 23, (2) Florida State 16


8. Alabama, 2011 (12-1, 7-1 SEC)
Head Coach: Nick Saban

Alabama took care of business left and right, whipping aside ranked opponents at ease – 27-11 vs. No. 23 Penn State, 38-14 vs. No. 14 Arkansas, 38-10 vs. No. 12 Florida – to remain on a collision course with division foe LSU. The much hyped Game of the Century between the top two teams in the country turned into a field goal extravaganza with Alabama coming up short, 9-6, in overtime in November. Little did we know at the time, these two teams would get a rare rematch in the BCS Championship Game despite Alabama not winning or playing for the SEC championship. Alabama, with a roster featuring nine first-round NFL Draft picks, would score their revenge in a big way by completely mastering LSU and keeping the Tigers from crossing the 50-yard line until the second half. This may have been Saban’s best defense.

2011 Schedule:

Sept. 3: Alabama 48, Kent State 7

Sept. 10: Alabama 27, (23) Penn State 11

Sept. 17: Alabama 41, North Texas 0

Sept. 24: Alabama 38, (14) Arkansas 14

Oct. 1: Alabama 38, (12) Florida 10

Oct. 8: Alabama 34, Vanderbilt 0

Oct. 15: Alabama 52, Ole Miss 7

Oct. 22: Alabama 37, Tennessee 6

Nov. 5: (1) LSU 9, Alabama 6

Nov. 12: Alabama 24, Mississippi State 7

Nov. 19: Alabama 45, Georgia Southern 21

Nov. 26: Alabama 42, Auburn 14

Jan. 9: Alabama 21, (1) LSU 0

9. Oklahoma, 2000 (13-0, 8-0 Big 12)
Head Coach: Bob Stoops

The revival of Oklahoma football hit full force in 2000 when the Sooners showed off a fully equipped offense with quarterback Josh Heupel and defense early on and scored major victories in October. Oklahoma’s key three-game stretch with wins over No. 11 Texas, No. 2 Kansas State and No. 3 Nebraska came by a combined score of 135-59. The Sooners later handed Kansas State another loss in the Big 12 Championship Game to clinch a spot in the BCS Championship Game against Florida State. Stoops’ defense shut down a potent FSU offense and Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke and scored a 13-2 victory for the national championship.

2000 Schedule:

Sept. 2: Oklahoma 55, UTEP 14

Sept. 9: Oklahoma 45, Arkansas State 7

Sept. 23: Oklahoma 42, Rice 17

Sept. 30: Oklahoma 34, Kansas 16

Oct. 7: Oklahoma 63, (11) Texas 14

Oct. 14: Oklahoma 41, (2) Kansas State 31

Oct. 28: Oklahoma 31, (3) Nebraska 14

Nov. 4: Oklahoma 56, Baylor 7

Nov. 11: Oklahoma 35, (23) Texas A&M 31

Nov. 18: Oklahoma 27, Texas Tech 13

Nov. 25: Oklahoma 12, Oklahoma State 7

Dec. 2: Oklahoma 27, (8) Kansas State 24

Jan. 3: Oklahoma 13, (3) Florida State 2

10. Florida State, 1999 (12-0, 8-0 ACC)
Head Coach: Bobby Bowden

With Chris Weinke and Peter Warrick on offense, few teams could handle Florida State’s offense. The Seminoles scored 40 points or more in each of their first five games, which included victories over No. 10 Georgia Tech and No. 20 NC State. A 31-21 victory over No. 19 Miami helped push Florida State on its championship drive, and a season-ending victory over No. 4 Florida locked Bobby Bowden’s squad into the championship game, where it managed to outlast Virginia Tech quarterback Mike Vick in the Sugar Bowl for a 46-29 victory. This was Bowden’s second national championship team.

1999 Schedule:

Aug. 28: Florida State 41, Louisiana Tech 7

Sept. 11: Florida State 41, (10) Georgia Tech 35

Sept. 18: Florida State 42, (20) NC State 11

Sept. 25: Florida State 42, North Carolina 10

Oct. 2: Florida State 51, Duke 23

Oct. 9: Florida State 31, (19) Miami 21

Oct. 16: Florida State 33, Wake Forest 10

Oct. 23: Florida State 17, Clemson 10

Oct. 30: Florida State 35, Virginia 10

Nov. 13: Florida State 49, Maryland 10

Nov. 20: Florida State 30, (4) Florida 20

Jan. 4: Florida State 46, (2) Virginia Tech 29


11. Clemson, 2018 (15-0, 8-0 ACC)
Head Coach: Dabo Swinney

Clemson made history with their second national title run under Dabo Swinney in the 2018 season by becoming the first FBS team to complete a 15-0 season. He did so with the best performance in the championship game of the College Football Playoff era by dismantling Nick Saban and Alabama and by using a passing attack led by freshmen Trevor Lawrence at quarterback, who took over at the position on a full-time basis after the first month of the season, and Justyn Ross at receiver. Clemson also had a 1,500-yard rusher in Travis Etienne capable of carrying the team when needed and a defense anchored by Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence (who was suspended for the playoff) was a nice luxury to have. The Tigers scored a hard-fought road victory against Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M and avoided an upset bid at home by an improved Syracuse team, but there were few questions about how good Clemson was the rest of the year. Clemson dominated an unbeaten Notre Dame in the playoff semifinals and then picked apart an Alabama team that had been No. 1 since the preseason for the championship.

2018 Schedule:

Sept. 1: Clemson 48, Furman 7

Sept. 8: Clemson 28, Texas A&M 26

Sept. 15: Clemson 38, Georgia Southern 7

Sept. 22: Clemson 49, Georgia Tech 21

Sept. 29: Clemson 27, Syracuse 23

Oct. 6: Clemson 63, Wake Forest 3

Oct. 20: Clemson 41, (16) NC State 7

Oct. 27: Clemson 59, Florida State 10

Nov. 3: Clemson 77, Louisville 16

Nov. 10: Clemson 27, (17) Boston College 7

Nov. 17: Clemson 35, Duke 6

Nov. 24: Clemson 56, South Carolina 35

Dec. 1: Clemson 42, Pittsburgh 10

Dec. 29: Clemson 30, (3) Notre Dame 3

Jan. 7: Clemson 44, (1) Alabama 16

BigWindyCane

86Cane
I would take Hurts and Kiffin in a heartbeat.

And I like my onions sauteed please.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 10, 2019 at 08:59 AM

💯! I also am excited to see these transfers coming in to plug some big roster holes with instant contributors in a major way.

thirstybuzzardcane

👀👀👀

https://twitter.com/JoshAllenLover/status/1083481158220955654?s=19

thirstybuzzardcane

👆👆👆 might be fake! God damn these rumors/sources! Like I said, it should be a fun week!

solarcane

Man new rumours every couple hours
Now the Alabama qb coach might be coming here???

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