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January 05, 2019

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VA Cane

Colin Cowherd is such an ass....stupid voice, dresses like a clown....knows nothing about football. He says Lawrence is the main reason Clemson won. Last time I checked, it aint 11 on 1....its a team. tired of these talking heads saying Lawrence vs Tua, Brady vs rivers etc.....it is not 1 on 1 its TEAM! I wish misery on Cowherd Bayless Sharpe, Nick wright etc....morons!!!

Lawrence was really good but their TEAM won that game. He made a couple throws that guys made unreal catches. His D gave him an early lead. To me the big difference was up front. Their OL, after a few jitters settled in, made good blocks so they could run, then they could play fake and pass. Their OL is not huge but strong athletic mobile...you know me pick them feet up ran to blocks....out paced the big boys got them tired were in their face and all around them every play.
Their D...strong athletic front 7 shed blocks run chase move around make you block them...smaller but strong....remind you of a certain team from the 80s to 2001? Very similar to our beloved Canes that won.Bama ST were worse than ours and thats bad....we suck!!!
Dabo keeps his assistants, Saban loses them to other teams....but he also is a hate monger...his coaches hate him and many player do.
He puts up a false front....he cannot be civil...I love seeing him lose....great teams great coach but an AZZ!!
Machiavelli asked is it better to be loved or feared?....he said both! Dabo is both. Saban is feared...and hated. He runs a football factory turning out product...Dabo develops people like a father. I like that way....chew on em but still love em and teach them....works for me!!!

VA Cane

Winning cures a lot of I'll and when this happens, recruiting will pick back up.
Winning for sum is 7 to 9 games and they are satisfied, to others, it's about staying in contention to play for the ship year after year, or at least be in the conversation.

You know it friend....7 to 9 sounds nice to the BOT AD...10 ahem every so often...but it dont win NC! I could care less about uni colors, all americans, Heismans....dont matter a damn to me!! Win that title baby...Kid from OK nice guy....sitting dat azz home with that Heisman...Clemson SC party city right now.....NCs baby....thats where we need to be!!!

TonyCane

Remember when the Dolphins player collapsed from heat exhaustion, and without a word of concern Saban stepped over him and went on his way? I don’t see Dabo or Richt doing that. Still remember Golden running out on the field after Malcolm Lewis twisted his ankle so horribly. I can never see that with Saban. I cant imagine that it ingenders much love.

Herbieibis

Yeah Tony, Saban would tell him to get his azz up u're stalling our momentum and if u don't get up I've got 3 more 5 stars waiting to take your spot. Dam coach my knees throbbing! My foot in your azz is going to throb a lot more so get the effort up!

raizecane

Yeah Tony, Saban would tell him to get his azz up u're stalling our momentum and if u don't get up I've got 3 more 5 stars waiting to take your spot. Dam coach my knees throbbing! My foot in your azz is going to throb a lot more so get the effort up!

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 08, 2019 at 01:08 PM

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That's why saban makes 8.5 million a year and wins.....

VA Cane

Yes he does with kids....who are afraid of his dumbass and hate him. You never hear them in NFL thanking Saban...glad to be gone from there...thats why they leave early...to get to the league and get rid of him....and he is a fine coach
BUT he is an asshole as a person and name someone who likes him....his wife hates his azz....she must.....ever look at his clothes? Worst dresser like Cowherd...my wife would never let me dress like an azzclown!!! HHe is a whiner crybaby bully like that AZZ in the WH!!!
Also....he could not win in the NFL he sucked and the players laughed at him they wanted to lose....not that Miami has been good in like forever...Only good coach was Shula...Jimmy and Davey won 56% and 57% and they were bad teams...Saban 15 17.....they sent his dumbass packing
NFL is a real job....very few win in college and pro....JJ and Pete Carroll did it...Switzer is credited with it but he never coached Dallas....Jimmys boys were trained by Jimmy!!!!
The only other coach who won a title in both ...hang on to your hat Paul Brown won 3 in Cleveland and Ohio States first NC in 41....now thats coaching....Saban may win.....but he is a asshole....god will burn his azz in hell!!!!!!!!!!!

roachcane77

Clemson is Miami if we embraced the spread in 2008.
Posted by: Dude on a Pale Horse | January 07, 2019 at 11:16 PM

Tru Dat, Dude!

Herbieibis

Great college players but u rarely hear of that many making all pro. I mean the dude is stacking rosters but not great players but then again the only time I watch pro football is the second Rd. of play offs. Hate watching pros.

CGNC

VA Cane bringing the heat against Saban, love it!

CGNC

I give Dabo credit- he built that place up. We need to do the same.

Solar - I hope you run into LSU guy and ask him about how the ACC handled the SEC west team. Tell him you are asking for a friend :-)

58 Straight

Then again we started at number 8

Posted by: solarcane | January 08, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Somebody was on crack?

58 Straight

Wurd on da skreetz is that the QB kid from Clemson has mad skillz.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ the skreetz dont lie.

solarcane

Stacy Searels and Thomas Brown will coach at the Power 5 level next season.

A pair of reports surfaced on Tuesday that Searels will join Mack Brown's staff at North Carolina and become the Tar Heels' next offensive line coach while Brown is expected to be introduced as South Carolina's next running backs coach on Wednesday. Both Searels and Brown, who were a member of Mark Richt's staff in Coral Gables, were fired by new Miami head coach Manny Diaz last week.

– Andrew Ivins

solarcane

USA Today College Football Final Rankings 2018

MIAMI HURRICANES 54

I can truthfully say this is the lowest ranking I have seen for Miami in all the years I have followed them

Sarasota 'cane

We're not that bad imo. Who's 53? 43?

Sarasota 'cane

There's a lot to fix, but we punched ND and Virginia Tech in the mouf on primetime TV a little over a year ago.

solarcane

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solarcane

Cartersville High School Hurricanes
Sending love to their former qb, Clemson number 16

solarcane

CGNC
No LSU guy spotted outside since epic SEC ass whipping, Will keep you posted.

solarcane

Good article on new DC


BARRY JACKSON
Sports Buzz
Baker explains what UM fans will see from his defense and what will make him better coach
BY BARRY JACKSON

JANUARY 08, 2019 05:34 PM

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Duration 1:22

Ever since they worked together at Texas and Louisiana Tech, Manny Diaz and Blake Baker spoke of the ultimate end game:

Diaz getting a head coaching job and Baker joining him. That became reality this week, with Baker named UM’s new defensive coordinator — a position he held at Louisiana Tech the past four years.


“Knowing coach Diaz for eight years, this was something we always talked about,” Baker told Joe Zagacki on WQAM’s Hurricane Hotline in his only interview since being hired. “This was a dream of ours, one day him getting a head coaching spot and being able to bring me along.”

So what can UM fans expect strategically and philosophically from Baker’s defense? Very similar to what they saw with Diaz’s defense the past three seasons.

“Philosophically, we definitely [are similar],” Baker said. “Create confusion for a quarterback and be physical and violent in nature and take the football away from the offense. We share those ideas and similarities in the way we want to attack an offense. I’ve learned a lot from him as a graduate assistant. Both of us have evolved in different ways.”


Baker also believes in trying to keep teams off balance by changing defensive looks.

“If you sit on your heels and wait on an offense to read your conflict defender, they can pick you apart,” Baker said. “If you sit back there and play the same coverage and play soft coverages [you will be victimized]. Offenses are too good [now for that].”

Of defending the spread offense, he said: “There are multiple ways to attack them. Trying to make things look exactly the same pre snap or change the look pre snap. There are those two components. You see more man to man coverage than you did five, 10 years ago. You want to give our kids something they are mentally able to do - you have to stay aggressive.”

Baker will meet his players, collectively, for the first time on Sunday when they return from winter break. He’s thrilled that junior linebackers Shaquille Quarterman, Michael Pinckney and Zach McCloud are all returning for their senior seasons.

“They’re going to make me a lot better coach right away,” he said. “I was definitely fired up about that. I’m excited to get a chance to meet them.”


Baker will retain the striker position that Diaz incorporated in UM’s defense last season. That player — a pseudo linebacker/safety — is often asked to chase running backs or tight ends or receivers in pass coverage. Junior Romeo Finley played that position effectively for UM this past season.

“It’s vital in today’s game,” Baker said of the striker. “We have good players there and it gives kids a different role in the defense; that most certainly will continue. It’s continuing to evolve and that position is a necessary evil in that it allows you not have to sub every time an offense subs, especially in the tempo portion of the game.”

With recruiting, Baker made clear UM isn’t going to pursue shady characters even if they’re talented.

“First thing we look for is high-charactered kids,” he said. “That’s one thing we talked about in our staff meeting. You can outwork a little more talented player than you are.”

The fact Baker has worked with Diaz and assistant coaches Ephraim Banda and Jonathan Patke should help.


“One of the most underrated things in college football is staff camaraderie,” Baker said. “It was a no-brainer with the history the four of us have together. It’s fun for the kids to be around. When we’re having fun, they’re having fun. There is no ego in our room…

“We’re going to call ourselves the band,” he added, laughing, when Zagacki mentioned that Jimmy Johnson called his staff his crew. “We’re going to get the band back together.”

And Baker embraces the challenge of stopping offenses in an era where some teams put up video game numbers.

College football today “is made for offenses to score points and you have to continually improve your craft. I’m excited to get in the film room with [Diaz].”

Under Baker, Louisiana Tech this past season ranked 27th in yards allowed, fourth in sacks per game, 12th in tackles for loss and 33rd in takeaways

KYcane

I’m sooo stoked over our new offensive coaching staff!!!

Oh wait

roachcane77

I’m sooo stoked over our new offensive coaching staff!!!
Oh wait
Posted by: KYcane | January 08, 2019 at 06:11 PM

LOL! Yeah... all well and good with Baker... but D is NOT THE PROBLEM!

We need a HOME RUN on O!

VA Cane

give Dabo credit- he built that place up. We need to do the same.

Solar - I hope you run into LSU guy and ask him about how the ACC handled the SEC west team. Tell him you are asking for a friend :-)

They are built and played like our great teams from 83-01 young gifted QB good quick strong backs burner WRs strong OL....as kicking DL smaller mobile linebackers flashing DBs who pick the pocket look in the mirroe....The UM success story.....we got to get back there by doing what we did.....plus some spread....

solar tell LSU guy you're asking for CGNCPa and AlPa!!!!!

LOL!!!!!

VA Cane

I like Bakers ideas....violent hits...Tatumizers!!!!
Change looks different schemes.....I really like these concepts...its what I like to do!!!
I agree Roach...we are good on D for sure....got to get that O to be a comet smashing and attacking....and I will no longer accept the horrible ST....and Strength got to step up.....
and a special thought for the plane to fly....just for you CGNC....Fire Pornboy!!!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: 58 Straight | January 08, 2019 at 03:46 PM

Fake Lames had plenty of time on his hands to share with others from his hoard since he made everybody hand out their digital tickets on his behalf for the opener this season instead of doing the only thing he's good at in the ad. It even worked too, for like a weekend and an hour only though . . .

VA Cane

A very special TY very much to Sarasota Cane!!!!
I got a beautiful tumbler in the mail for my NY first....not sure what it was like....AWESOME!!!!
I had this old plastic plain tumbler I drank my joe out of forever...no top...ugly... spill all the time!!!
This is going to be my #1 forever!!!!! Its Says 86 Cane 5X Go Canes...apparently it got mixed up....I thought it was in reference to our Fearless Blog Leader our Soup!!!!
I cannot thank you enough for your kindness; Sarasota, you are a true gentleman and a scholar....a Cane 4 Life!!!!!!
Thank you my friend!!!!

TruCane81

CGNC
No LSU guy spotted outside since epic SEC ass whipping, Will keep you posted.

Posted by: solarcane | January 08, 2019 at 06:00 PM

Clemson got em hiding.

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: VA Cane | January 08, 2019 at 06:51 PM

LOL!! Soup got the VA Cane cup! Fing morons. I verified that I had the right addresses. I'm gonna call Tervis and make them fix it.

solarcane

Former UM punter and analyst on Canes postgame show

Brian Monroe
@B_Monroe15
I’m hearing the reason for silence on the OC search is that they haven’t had luck with the first couple choices . Also a key player is waiting to hear on the hire before he plans to transfer or not . Could come as early as next week (if it happens then I will confirm the player)

solarcane

SOUPS guy Lamar Miller makes pro bowl
34 consecutive seasons with a Cane in the pro bowl

CalaisPBworthy

Calais was a huge snub this year.

thirstybuzzardcane

My guess is it's either Williams or Perry that is going to transfer

58 Straight

So, what did I miss?

58 Straight

LOL!! Soup got the VA Cane cup! Fing morons. I verified that I had the right addresses. I'm gonna call Tervis and make them fix it.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 08, 2019 at 07:43 PM

LMAO! I told U so.

If you want we can just exchange them via UPS?

58 Straight

I cannot thank you enough for your kindness; Sarasota, you are a true gentleman and a scholar....a Cane 4 Life!!!!!!
Thank you my friend!!!!

Posted by: VA Cane | January 08, 2019 at 06:51 PM

Agree 100%. Good people and good friends are hard to find. SarasotaCane is both!

SOUP

SOUPS guy Lamar Miller makes pro bowl
34 consecutive seasons with a Cane in the pro bowl

Posted by: solarcane | January 08, 2019 at 08:26 PM

Miami Killian Cougars are in da house!

NativeCane


Posted by: VA Cane | January 08, 2019 at 06:51 PM

LOL!! Soup got the VA Cane cup! Fing morons. I verified that I had the right addresses. I'm gonna call Tervis and make them fix it.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 08, 2019 at 07:43 PM

Drink everything from my Guy Harvey Miami Hurricane Tervis tumbler... Make em put a U on that giant tumbler on I-75 at their factory in Bonita Springs Sota!

raizecane

I’m hearing the reason for silence on the OC search is that they haven’t had luck with the first couple choices .

Posted by: solarcane | January 08, 2019 at 08:21 PM

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Well isn't that special

VA Cane

Tell em Native....I had a great call with Sarasota.....what a American Hero, individual and Canes fan!!!!! Felt like we have known each other since Howards day!!!!!
I love having 86 Cane on my glass...like an honor and tribute to Fearless Leader4...the Man....along with Mrs Soup!!!!...well shes the boss...just like Mrs VAC!!!!
I am planning now3 with Soup a trip to a 2019 game.....it would be my honor to meet as many of you as possible....love us hate us.....thats cool....We are Family....I love each of you in aa special way.....you are the BEST!!!!
VAC

raizecane

VA - would love to meet you but just know I don't attend games in Miami until the temp drops below 87..... LOL.

solarcane

USC and Georgia now looking for new OC starting today, makes Man he job just a little bit tougher

Georgia OC leaves for Tennessee

solarcane

Manny

Sarasota 'cane

What an awesome, random call VA Cane. Sometimes we "pick each others scabs" on here cause we all want UM to win so bad, but when you put a face or a real voice instead of a keyboard into the mix then all that crap just melts away.

We all know that VA Cane is a coach, but his family's "football story" is unreal. VA Tech, William and Mary, LA Rams, DA Raiders, high school, middle school...it's all in there!

His Dad is a Korean war Veteran and were it not for getting wounded VA would likely have even more football glory in his family. We talked for almost an hour and were it not for dinner we could have talked an hour more.

I look forward to meeting you next season as well.

P.S. I'm a Veteran, not a hero. LOL!

Go 'canes!!

VA Cane

Thank you Sarasota,
All of you vets are my heroes!!! My Dad being a Marine and FBI agent always taught us that Vets Policemen, Detectives, Agents et al are people who protect us defend us and make our nation safe...us and our families!!!
We will get back people; we may have to wait but it can happen again!!! If all the UM fans are as true blue as you people....it will happen...and it will be a gas!!!!
"Let Me Be Who I Am, And Let Me Kick Out The Jams!"....MC5 Rock on All!!!!

80's Cane

So far Diaz doesnt seem like a closer. Hasnt been able to snag OC choices. Rumor is Applewhite is not coming. Of course Fedora is out and even Coley the fallback is probably out too. If Diaz ends up with some third rate hire as OC his tenure here is already DOA! I will reserve judgement till January is over but right now he hasnt been able to lock down his offensive staff and wasnt able to convince even one blue chipper to pick Miami and guys like Bogle and Stevenson were defensive recruits that he was recruiting. Right now he is not a closer until he proves otherwise. He's done if he doesn't rectify that situation and if he fails Blake James needs to go as well for making a lazy hire and not at least exploring other candidates with more experience and better credentials.

solarcane

Manny said the even fourth guy would be amazing, he didn't say anything about the 5th and 6th guys.

Kids are getting calls from teams that have real coaching staffs with guys with real names.

I love Manny's defense, hiring staff and recruiting not so much

Sarasota 'cane

I'm worried about the OC hire. Georgia will likely have "pick of the litter" and UM will probably get a QB coach or some other position coach. That doesn't mean they won't be successful, but it will likely have an impact on signing day.

I like Manny and I'm all in, but I'm still worried.

Go 'canes!!

SOUP

Well isn't that special

Posted by: raizecane | January 08, 2019 at 09:59 PM

As Go Canes Cousin your continued doubt and negativity are completely unacceptable. Fix it?

SOUP

I had a great call with Sarasota...what a American Hero, individual and Canes fan! Felt like we have known each other since Howards day!

I am planning now with Soup a trip to a 2019 game...it would be my honor to meet as many of you as possible..We are Family...I love each of you in a special way...you are the BEST!

Posted by: VA Cane | January 08, 2019 at 10:07 PM

What an awesome, random call VA Cane. Sometimes we "pick each others scabs" on here cause we all want UM to win so bad, but when you put a face or a real voice instead of a keyboard into the mix then all that crap just melts away.

We all know that VA Cane is a coach, but his family's "football story" is unreal. VA Tech, William and Mary, LA Rams, DA Raiders, high school, middle school...it's all in there!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 08, 2019 at 10:29 PM

ONLY ON DA SPACE!!!

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