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September 16, 2019

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solarcane

Mike Leach on things Mark Richt never quite got.

There’s nothing balanced about the 50 percent run, 50 percent pass because that’s 50 percent stupid. When you have five skill positions, if all five of them are contributing to the offensive effort, then that’s balanced. But this notion that if you hand it to one guy 50 percent of the time and you throw it to a combination of two guys 50 percent and you’re really balanced, then you proudly pat yourself on the back and tell yourself that, well then you’re delusional

roachcane77

DAMN, that Pirate is SMART!

alpine

Bosher as a special teams coach would be cool. We would have half the punt return team ejected every other game.
Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2019 at 11:03 AM

LOL!

roach: why is leach called "the pirate"? (i imagine everyone else knows the answer; maybe i've been too canes-oriented?)

Terrance Sullivan

Here is something that I didn't know and I am embarrassed that I didn't know this but not Surprised considering the Great Grandfather of UM Football Andy Gustafason 1956 Miami Hurricanes went 8-1-1 in old Burdine Stadium(1937-1959) and finished with the #6 Ranking in The Nation! Our 1954 Miami Hurricanes Team Finished #9 in The Country That Year with a 8-1 Record! Charlie Tate 1966 Miami Hurricanes in The Orange Bowl(1959-2007) finished 8-2-1 and Number 9 Final Ranking! Then Howard Schnellenburger 1981 Miami Hurricanes Finished #8 in the Nation with a 9-2 Record(I thought this was our Highest Final Rated Team Pre 1983 National Title Season also under Howard(The GrandFather of UM Football). I am glad to be wrong and to be stand corrected. I love to go back and check our History and Look at the stats and Figures. U don't know where you are going unless you know where you have been. From Tamiami park to Moore Park to Burdine Stadium(Orange Bowl) to Joe Robbie Stadium(Hard Rock Stadium) From Cub Back to Manny Diaz, This is the 94th Season of Miami Hurricanes Football and let's see how it unfurls. We didn't start out as A Blue Blood Program we were the Outsiders but when you Play for 10 National Titles in 20 Years(1983-2002) winning 5 Of Them(1983,1987,1989,1991,2001) and having several other Top 5 and Top 10 Teams plus the Cultural Impact on the College Sports and Sports Landscape as a Whole. This Small Private University in Coral Gables(Suburban Miami) is unbelievable. The Goal Is To Get Back to Greatness again and only Smart Leadership,Hard Work, Attention to Details, Incorporating the Fan Base, Alums, and Hurricane Family around the Nation, will that be accomplished Again! Go Canes!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM

How long has it been since we've returned all five starters on the offensive line?

We can actually do it and maybe have it be one of the strengths of our team for the first time in a loooong time.

Terrance Sullivan

That's a Great Point Go Canes!

solarcane

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 18, 2019 at 12:27 PM

Good stuff sully!

solarcane

Go
I mentioned Diaz said he was building for when his first freshman players were going to be sophomores and juniors one day and that's when the terror was gonna start first real the way he put it

Herbieibis

That's the message The Herb got from listening to Manny early on, play his players and the ones busting their tails and run the ones off who ain't die hard Canes. He is basically playing for the next 2 years. What ever good comes from this year is what it is. Our Dee line at tackle is average at the present and we need an up grade in quality. Got plenty of bodies, Finally but is there anyone on the roster that is a disruptive force? To thin at CB, DE and Lb. See help coming at DE but quality at DB and LB for 2020 I don't see, Yet!

alpine

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 18, 2019 at 12:27 PM

very old cane fan here, (born & raised in the gables), who had no idea of these things . . . good history lesson; thanks!

alpine

OL: hadn't really thought about that, go
. . . but next year, since george brown already jetson'd out, we only lose tommy kennedy (seems debatable whether that will really be a loss)

- strange statistic (and not including kennedy, since he's a transfer):
only 2 of the 5 OL, who have been hurricanes for 3 yrs. are starters (donaldson & gaynor); then we have a 2-yr. guy in d.j. scaife and the two fresh yearlings

CGNC

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | September 17, 2019 at 01:43 AM

Agreed. They had to do something. They will have mega cap space and picks. Caveat: they have to pick wisely :-)

CGNC

Alpine, welcome to the Space.

alpine

herb, regarding CB:
even if bandy goes pro next year, we have:
d.j.ivey & al blades come back + keontra smith, te'cory couch & christian williams . . . not huge depth, but not huge concern yet, unless injuries hit again
would be cool to have bandy return, though

alpine

cgnc: appreciate it (tips his cap)

alpine

herb, LB definitely looks thin:
patrick joyner, sam brooks & avery huff is all

except for the twilight zone three:
waynmon steed, bradley jennings, de*andre wilder

i think at least one is already gone; maybe two? can't keep track of them and don't count on ever seeing them
they shouldn't have gone swimming in Injury Sea, without taking off the concrete shoes they were wearing

alpine

things to think about before going to bed:
how can a guy with 9 letters in his name have 7 of those letters be "a" or "b"? the other 2 letters: a "u" and an "x"

doesn't seem possible, but check out our kicker

g'nite! (european time)

Terrance Sullivan

U Welcome Solar and Alpine! I love this type of stuff it makes me love the program even more than I already do. Go Canes! Beat CMU!

HillviewCane


Posted by: solarcane | September 17, 2019 at 05:13 PM

I like Enos but if a player said what Enos said we would ridicule them. If that wasn't and all about me comment I don't know what is

HillviewCane

"I was putting my heart and soul into the program and they were not putting their heart and soul into Dan Enos if you will"

GTFOH lol. If a player said that...What about the team. The purity of amateurism

solarcane

Hill,
He has already made it clear he is taking the next good head coaching job that he is offered so I agree he is all about the me.
I think he has jump started us from
The Jon Richt show big time.

solarcane

Options for Short field goals?

https://www.stateoftheu.com/2019/9/18/20871503/miami-hurricanes-different-kicker-short-field-goals-bubba-baxa-louis-hedley-camden-price

HillviewCane

He is an interesting guy. From the way he left Bama by just not showing up, to the public Williams critique and those comments, Enos is wired a little differently. I hope he is successful

roachcane77

roach: why is leach called "the pirate"? (i imagine everyone else knows the answer; maybe i've been too canes-oriented?)
Posted by: alpine | September 18, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Sorry alpine... (had to go to golf practice.)
This article from a few years back sums it up the best...
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougars/mike-leach-brings-pirates-code-to-football-field/

And WELCOME to the SPACE!

solarcane

Thanks roach

Good read

Herbieibis

Alpine,
Yeah we do have have those guys coming back in the secondary but I would think most teams probably carry 14 to 16 total DB's. At present I think we have maybe 10.
At LB maybe Jennings will make it back. Wilder is gone and Steed had his second severe knee I jury.
For at least the last 3 years, we've been getting by with razor thin depth at corner.
Now getting to that no chip shot making Baxa. If I'm not mistaken he missed a makeable FG against LSU but can't recall for sure.
Doesn't matter, the dude has the tips. Ain't no ice water Tru Dem veins. Shyts done melted before he trots on the field. This would be a good game to let the back up kicker try one.
Wouldn't have to rely on the kicker so much if we wouldn't choke inside the 20. Not counting the Betty Cookman game.

solarcane

Something you would probably never know about if you weren't a Canespace family member

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mike-leach/geronimo-leadership/

roachcane77

Wouldn't have to rely on the kicker so much if we wouldn't choke inside the 20. Not counting the Betty Cookman game.
Posted by: Herbieibis | September 18, 2019 at 06:05 PM

I am SO SICK of KNOWING, that if a long run gets stopped on the 3 yd line, or an interception goes out at the 1 yd line, (instead of taking it all the way in... ), it will only result in a "TRY" for 3 points. It's truly sickening...
Our Red Zone, and 3rd down offense, is OFFENSIVE... (in a poop smell way.)

solarcane

roach,Herb,
Whenever Travis Homer or DJ Dallas pull off a real long run, I always feel they are going to get run down at about the 5 yard line, and we shall.

When I saw Harley take off and just keep accelerating, I said finally a guy that can outrun the entire defense.

solarcane

Stall

BigWindyCane

Give true freshman left tackle Zion Nelson a lot of credit for his effectiveness as a run blocker. He’s clearly springing plenty of long runs".

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM

💯! I didn’t know this. I love it!

Harry Miller

Terrance, I went to all most all the games in 1955 and 1956 when Andy was the coach, Sam Scarnecchia was QB and my favorite player Don Bosseler was fullback back. He was all american and drafted by the Washington Redskins who then became my favorite
NFL team.
Those were really great years.

Terrance Sullivan

Outstanding Stuff Harry Miller Thank U for adding context This is awesome to hear about Teams that are forgotten about in Hurricanes Lore. Harry U Sir are a Treasure to The Canes and Canespace Family!

86Cane

Bosher as a special teams coach would be cool. We would have half the punt return team ejected every other game.

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2019 at 11:03 AM

Now THAT I would pay $$$ to see and buy season tickets to!

86Cane

DAMN, that Pirate is SMART!

Posted by: roachcane77 | September 18, 2019 at 12:14 PM

TWSS?

Hell yes!

86Cane

very old cane fan here, (born & raised in the gables), who had no idea of these things . . . good history lesson; thanks!

Posted by: alpine | September 18, 2019 at 02:28 PM

Alpine...U are in the right spot here at Canespace. Bunch of us old, and not so old, Canes historians here. We go WAY back, not just to 2001. LOL

86Cane

Caveat: they have to pick wisely :-)

Posted by: CGNC | September 18, 2019 at 02:48 PM

So what U are syaing is that we are screwed?

86Cane

Alpine, welcome to the Space.

Posted by: CGNC | September 18, 2019 at 02:48 PM

Said the lady on horseback to the mountain man.

86Cane

The Jon Richt show big time.

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2019 at 04:0

Show was cancelled, not renewed.

KYcane

Now THAT I would pay $$$ to see and buy season tickets to!

Posted by: 86Cane | September 18, 2019 at 09:40 PM

An informal poll around E2 this past weekend concluded this 86 fellow was not a true fan

86Cane

When I saw Harley take off and just keep accelerating, I said finally a guy that can outrun the entire defense.

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2019 at 07:18 PM

SMILE

86Cane

An informal poll around E2 this past weekend concluded this 86 fellow was not a true fan

Posted by: KYcane | September 18, 2019 at 09:56 PM

I disagree with this assessment.

But I do appreciate you coming out of hiding to repeat it here on the blog. Because that's what friends are for, right?

My reply: Watch out, instant Karma gonna get U.

alpine

This article from a few years back sums it up the best...
https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/wsu-cougars/mike-leach-brings-pirates-code-to-football-field/

And WELCOME to the SPACE!

Posted by: roachcane77 | September 18, 2019 at 05:44 PM

roach: appreciate both the article and the welcome; thank you!!

leach: ""your body is your sword"
solar: "give me the EDGE any day"
wikipedia: "a blade is the portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an EDGE that is designed to puncture, chop, slice or scrape …"

alpine

good point, roach, regarding the sputtering of the offense when we get too near the goal! impossible to watch the U try to punch it in without the anus getting all clenched

<<<<<
When I saw Harley take off and just keep accelerating, I said finally a guy that can outrun the entire defense.

Posted by: solarcane | September 18, 2019 at 07:18 PM

definitely enjoyable to see the wheels on our harley-dallas'son
. . . rev it!

alpine

Caveat: they have to pick wisely :-)

Posted by: CGNC | September 18, 2019 at 02:48 PM

So what U are saying is that we are screwed?

Posted by: 86Cane | September 18, 2019 at 09:45 PM

that made me chuckle
(... and yes, if you're using the word "chuckle", there's a good chance you are over 60 in body, mind or both)

alpine

that mini-rb, who made the last TD: murphy
. . . shouldn't his nickname be "murph the smurf"
. . . yes, his size ... but also, if you're that small and playing college ball, there's got to be days when your entire body is blue

alpine

Alpine,
Yeah we do have have those guys coming back in the secondary but I would think most teams probably carry 14 to 16 total DB's. At present I think we have maybe 10.

Posted by: Herbieibis | September 18, 2019 at 06:05 PM

i see your point, but we were supposed to have 14 ... then nigel bethel and, surprisingly, derrick smith hit the road ... and the ncaa was able to use bolden as a proxy for shackling the canes once again ... so we're down to 11 1/2

next year we lose knowles, finley and probably bandy = @ 9 returnees; hopefully, we'll streak the rest of this year and that'll help us in the 'cruiting game

raizecane

Im thinking the next Hurricane watch party should be hosted by alpine......

solarcane

alpine,

I really enjoy your wit and your perspective on the Canes and life in general.

The more people share their opinions the more interesting the blog becomes.

There are a few folks on here with tremendous first hand history of the rise and fall of the Canes.

There are folks on here that could blow people away doing stand up.

There are people on here that can share knowledge about just about anything.

Glad you are here.

alpine

Im thinking the next Hurricane watch party should be hosted by alpine......

Posted by: raizecane | September 19, 2019 at 07:58 AM

host of a "hurricane watch party??!!

- i assume i would yell, "WATCH out alabama!"?

- or maybe you're talking about one of those parties where everyone's looking at their watches, trying to figure out who has the most time?

- or, . . . well, maybe i let you explain what this is and what a host does

. . . i'm not sure if this comment is a backhanded compliment or a really smooth way to say "shut up"

alpine

oh, thanks solar!

86Cane

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