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October 29, 2019

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IraqiCane

Lets Do This. #HateWeek

solarcane

Go Canes
Cool article

solarcane

Big Al...I don't often do this but I really like your posts here on the blog. Post here, post often!

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 29, 2019 at 08:16 AM

Me Too Big Al.I enjoy your outrageous views.

solarcane

I expect us to play exactly to our opponents level every game. We play like crap against crappy teams, we play average against average teams.

We didn't get a chance to play lights out against a lights out team because we are in the ACC and dodged Clemson.

If FSU's running back gets a 100 yards I think we lose, he gets 50 I think we win.

Terrance M Sullivan

We On Hate Week #3 Hopefully We Can Win This One Since We Gagged against Florida and VT SMH!

CGNC

LOL this game will be something. It is a rivalry game and I am glad FSU is struggling too.

I don't like hearing the rumors someone posted about problems with the QB's but if we see Uncle Enos playcalling as needing improvement, imagine how they feel.

Go Canes!!

Agree on all 5 points.

alpine

- solar, thank you!

- go: i like this article; love the blackjack table stuff

- rivalry game, you say?
then let's hope the canes RIVE those fsu'ers!
give no quarter!!

- let us put away the nitro glycerin . . . fight for our right to PAAAAAARTY!!

alpine

hey, i like this "acting like a teenager" thing

alpine

Agree on all 5 points.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | October 29, 2019 at 03:31 PM

wait, who wrote this?
i understood from solar's post that go wrote it; but i'm wrong

that means it's a 5-8 straight! kind of like "10-4"
well done ... again!

alpine

^^^i was talking about the article
... probably obvious
... but if not . . .

alpine

oh, and i'm gonna shut up now,
...move on, nothing to see here

Old Skool

The N.C.A.A. Board of Governors, under increasing pressure from legislatures around the country, voted Tuesday to pave the way for college athletes to profit off their fame, but it came with an elephant-size caveat: any future changes must maintain clear distinctions between amateur and professional athletes.

https://tinyurl.com/yxsf62hh

Terrance M Sullivan

Outstanding Blog Soupster. Total Agreement. Finish Strong like Coach Richt did in 2016.

solarcane

hey, i like this "acting like a teenager" thing

Posted by: alpine | October 29, 2019 at 03:56 PM

Acting like a teenager is fun

Acting like a grown ass man is responsible

Acting like your are 80 when you are 60 is like waiting for the first shovel of dirt to land on your face.

Old Skool

Good post. Solar

BTW. Despite all their issues, the Canes are improving even if it's only by increments. The Dolphins on the other hand .... compost piles generate more heat ... and buzz.

58 Straight

1. Outstanding Blog Soupster.

2. Total Agreement.

3. Finish Strong like Coach Richt did in 2016.

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | October 29, 2019 at 07:10 PM

1. It's all I got left. I have been through every emotion that I have (stages of grief) and have expended all of the energy I can manage. I am now reduced to "dealing".

2. Gotta keep the chin UP even when the heart is DOWN in sorrow. Walk crisply, speak firmly and act like we have a purpose. Love is all that we have left after Faith and Hope left the building.

3. If "The Mandingo" can find a way to finish strong he has a chance to survive and even thrive. "Uncle Enos" is gonna have to help the cause in a much larger way if it is to be.

Before I go I would just like to say that IF the Canes could beat FSU by the score of 34-13 I would be pleased. Yes, very pleased indeed.

That is all.

Hillviewcane

I get bombarded with all of my teams suck text from friends and family. I support every Miami team. The Heat might be a nice surprise this year though.

Hillviewcane

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 29, 2019 at 08:59 PM

Beating FSU is my Superbowl this year.

58 Straight

Hillview...Hang in there buddy!

BTW...you got your wish on the pay for play.

If you have thought this through then email me a blog article on the subject. I would love to read your point of view. Don't try to go middle of the road. Go ALL IN on why you think this is best and what the short term and long term results will be.

I will post it here for an open opinion blog.

solarcane

Mister Misunderstood
The dude laughing has to be Canes fan.

https://youtu.be/CGIPTTLMSz4

solarcane

What you been up to skool?

BigWindyCane1

Hillviewcane
I get bombarded with all of my teams suck text from friends and family. I support every Miami team. The Heat might be a nice surprise this year though.

Posted by: Hillviewcane | October 29, 2019 at 09:01 PM

I agree 💯! The Dolphins, Marlins and Canes football are disappointing, but the Heat, Panthers, Coach L and Katie do give us some hope.

The two game win streak with Rosier and Perry has been very enjoyable. I hope Jarren keeps it going on Saturday. If the Canes lose, I know the drill. I will have to shut off my cellphone for 48 hours, then delete all messages from FSU alumn who love to text me when we lose.

BigWindyCane1

The spread for Miami v FSU is down to -3.5

solarcane

I wish this kid was here now.
When you are a junior in high school hitting 56 and 57 yd field goals you are badass. He even helps try to coach our pathetic kickers. 2021 recruit.

"But if any kicker has earned a scholarship offer, it’s Borregales. This year, he has hit 33 of 34 extra-point attempts and 11 of 13 field-goal attempts. His longest field goal of the season was 57 yards, and he hit field goals of 49 and 56 yards against Miami Central last week.

Borregales, a junior."

TonyCane

Good post. Solar

BTW. Despite all their issues, the Canes are improving even if it's only by increments. The Dolphins on the other hand .... compost piles generate more heat ... and buzz.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 29, 2019 at 08:33 PM

The Dolphins did exactly what they need to do - lose. I'm torn between two opinions:

1) The Dolphins have improved and are capable of winning games, as evidenced by recent scores at the first half. So internally, there are moral victories for the coaching staff. But their play calling in the second half is done in such as to guarantee a loss.

2) The Dolphins coaching staff are the absolute worst in the league at second-half adjustments, as evidence by not scoring any second half points in six of eight games.

Either way, I don't want Miami to get 1 or 2 meaningless wins and avoid getting a franchise quarterback next year.

TonyCane

Rivalry games can be such anomalies. Down here in Austin, I've seen really subpar Longhorn teams defeat far stronger and more talented Sooners squads this decade.

I'd LOVE to see Miami come out and lay a 40-3 obliteration on the Seminoles, rip up the entire field at Doak Campbell Stadium, and bring it back to Coral Gables as a sod cemetary field/landfill covering.

86Cane

The spread for Miami v FSU is down to -3.5

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | October 29, 2019 at 10:07 PM

My prediction is that Miami will beat FSU 34-13.

I will stand by that decision.

Sarasota 'cane

FSU scores 30 in the 1st half, Miami 0.

Miami wins 35-30.

Go 'canes!!

orange 'n green in the vein

"Taking a step back though, I wonder if the only fan bases that are truly content are the ones in Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and perhaps Oklahoma. You should here the moaning and wailing out here in Austin over the Longhorns' third loss yesterday.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 27, 2019 at 03:10 PM"

https://philsteele.com/2019/10/29/2019-strength-of-wins-pain-of-losses-thru-week-9/

This year to date, Ohio State, LSU, Penn State, Clemson, SMU, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Alabama, Florida, Baylor and Appalachian State are the only fully satisfied fan bases. Everybody else has a loss they can feel at least some measure of a gripe about. felonious sexual assault university has had the 'better' shitty season than Miami has so far this year by this measurement.

It's going to be a close one again I imagine, neither coach can afford this loss so the drama will be high even if the ratings will be low compared to what they normally draw.

alpine

great blog to wake up to today!

- particularly solar's age post ("waiting for a shovel of dirt to land on your face"!!) . . . i'm gonna steal that one if i ever find an appropriate opening

- and old skool's compost classic (heat & buzz indeed!)

- and damn, ogv wrote something i not only understood, but agreed with!
. . . much better than his posts that "hawk a loogie" (as we said in the 60's) on a fellow blogger . . . aka, fun (for) da mentals, to steal VA's "go to"

alpine

agree with hillview and big wind regarding the miami teams
. . . i don't think i've supported any other team for at least 2 decades
(my support doesn't include the panthers ... ice hockey in s. fla??!!)

- my baseball support is shaky . . . but i kind of enjoyed taking in a few espn canes games last spring, cause i found out i could get a shytload of stuff done while i was "watching"

- agree hillview: the heat sound like fun this year; unfortunately, i have no way of watching them over here ... just internet the miami herald each day to check out what happened

- tip o' the season for fins fans: get an nfl.com subscription and instead of losing 3 hours that you can't get back, you simply wait until the "40-minute" version gets posted

nemo2002

FSU scores 30 in the 1st half, Miami 0.
Miami wins 35-30
Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 30, 2019 at 12:45 AM

CORRECTION
FSU scores 30 in the 1st half, Miami 0.
Coach Manny Diaz is fired at half time.
Miami wins 35-30.

Go 'canes!!

AeroCane

AM

CORRECTION
FSU scores 30 in the 1st half, Miami 0.
Coach Manny Diaz is fired at half time.
Miami wins 35-30.

Go 'canes!!

Posted by: nemo2002 |

We can only hope and dream!

alpine

aero/nemo:

fantastic plan!! . . .

- manny is fired

- enos takes over; pulls an AMAZING comeback for the ages

- blake james is so excited that he gives him a head coach contract sunday
. . . by thursday, he gives enos a 2-year extension

Old Skool

Solar
I've been stretching myself a bit thin between work (start-up at the knife edge of getting fully funded and generating revenues), a fiancee (overseas - she's English not Russian email order) and a 96 year old mother who has a strong will, minimal hearing and short term memory issues. Opportunities for fishing and socializing have been limited.
I'd ultimately like to get up your way again, however, as you can guess, everything's up in the air at the moment.

alpine

if you are interested in the newest NCAA rules, which hillview will probably blog about later, you should definitely read the SI article:

https://www.si.com/college/2019/10/30/ncaa-name-image-likeness-announcement-takeaways-questions

". . . the new rules must clearly define college athletes as not employees. Also, NIL rights cannot interfere with the recruiting environment, nor can NIL payments be made to induce athletes to pick a particular college, remain at that college in lieu of transferring or transfer to another school."

- if your eyes start to close while reading the beginning of the article, make sure to at least fast forward to the 10 questions, which are excellent . . . and point out how little we know about the direction of this thing

- seems it'll be titanic-sized change with a lot of tugboats pulling in lots of different directions = the exact course is gonna be hard to tell
. . . also, who knows how many icebergs will be on the route (and how big)

. . . interesting times . . .

AeroCane

Alpine
I like
I think enos would be a much better HC than manny
We don’t know what goes on behind the scenes but we do know that the HC is the HC (Ps not saying he would be good or who I’d want - just comparing a breathing human being to manny)
We also know that manny can’t recruit and that he plays patchen over Rousseau and a walk on lb over any other LB; we know manny hasn’t fired his buddy Patke etc
A lot of troubling areas for a HC imo

58 Straight

I'd ultimately like to get up your way again, however, as you can guess, everything's up in the air at the moment.

Posted by: Old Skool | October 30, 2019 at 09:45 AM

DITTO

58 Straight

- seems it'll be titanic-sized change with a lot of tugboats pulling in lots of different directions = the exact course is gonna be hard to tell

- also, who knows how many icebergs will be on the route (and how big)

Posted by: alpine | October 30, 2019 at 10:28 AM

- I don't think we can even imagine what problems will arise from this until it actually happens.

- many icebergs in the water, cheaters lurking everywhere just got a carte blanch on cheating.

nemo2002

And Manny's double-secret dream job is FSU.

Go Canes!!

Jarren getting the start at FSU

Sarasota 'cane

In hindsight the two best coaching prospects that UM let get away played each other last Saturday in Eugene, Oregon.

Mike Leach was UM's to lose and we lost him bigly. I wanted Butch, then I was happy with Richt, but if the opportunity ever presents itself again I want "The Pirate" to coach UM. Leach was begging for the job!!!

Go 'canes!!

alpine

- many icebergs in the water, cheaters lurking everywhere just got a carte blanch on cheating.

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 30, 2019 at 11:09 AM

you're worrying too much, 58 str8
. . . you forget that the NCAA will still have oversight!

oh, ...
wait, ...

(alpine suddenly breaks out in a cold, titanic sweat)

alpine

I think enos would be a much better HC than manny
We don’t know what goes on behind the scenes but we do know that the HC is the HC (Ps not saying he would be good or who I’d want - just comparing a breathing human being to manny)
We also know that manny can’t recruit and that he plays patchen over Rousseau and a walk on lb over any other LB; we know manny hasn’t fired his buddy Patke etc
A lot of troubling areas for a HC imo
Posted by: AeroCane | October 30, 2019 at 10:31 AM

thank you aero; your post made me think

- at this moment, enos & manny seem to be two sides of the same coin:
... manny was an excellent DC; enos a very good qb-coach
... at HC, manny hasn't yet taken "the next step"; same for enos as OC
... both strike me as having had too much confidence in their "powers to turn things around" . . . and both are eating a bit of humble pie right now (at least, i hope they are!)
... i have (at least for now) confidence in both of them (because they are young, dedicated & football-smart), to slowly find ways to do better . . . and to make radical change by next year, if they don't see enough results in the changes they're making now
... that was richt's big cement shoe; he couldn't change at all; otherwise, he'd have been a good 6-8 yr. coach for us

more in my next post . . .

alpine

Posted by: AeroCane | October 30, 2019 at 10:31 AM

more regarding ^^^^

- recruiting-wise, i don't know f manny is bad . . . he seemed like he did a decent job holding our class together and getting some great dividends thru the transfer portal, which is recruitment
. . . bolden, trevon hill & kc osbourne were real finds!
. . . so i'm not ready to dump on his recruiting prowess yet

- patke is someone about whom i know nothing, including exactly what his job description is . . . is he purely the LB coach?
we have shaq & pinckney, who are excellent; finley & grierson have done a great job as roving LB, zach could better, though he had an excellent game at pitt
- the problem is, the 3 lb's he should've been developing (steed, jennings, wilder) are all hurt!!!!!!!!!
- of the new ones, joyner was looking good but is also hurt; huff is redshirting; brooks is middle lb and possibly they don't want to overload him with other responsibilities right now, but to keep him concentrated on mlb ... which would be a reason to put in a walk-on . . . maybe? i mean they also possibly f#kk'd up, but how do we know?
. . . it just makes it hard to really evaluate patke at this time

- regarding patchen over rousseau; harder to defend
... i'd love to have known what was going on (i'm not talking about the ridiculously uninformative coach-speak we all hear) ... at least that has been changed

still more in-coming (brings more 60's to mind: "duck & cover"). . .

alpine

i can't really find fault for those calling for manny's ouster, but since it's not happening, i don't really see a choice as a fan other than seeing the glass 1/3 full instead of 2/3rds empty

- i'm still thinking that JJ's blessing, after spending a decent amount of time with him, might have been sincere and might mean that deep down, manny has some HC traits that will rise and carry him over this putrid beginning

- other than that, i think 58 str8 nailed it in this blog
. . . he has to start winning
. . . lose a couple more games and he'll not only lose the fan base, he'll lose more recruits and worse of all, possibly the team, which to this point still like him a lot

solarcane

I was reading an article on LSU.
They were unanimous in their feelings that they could not beat Alabama using their 20 year old SEC offense playbook.

In 2014 they were 112th in the nation in passing offense, now they are 2nd.

When Texas AM joined the SEC it signaled an end to winning
championships in the SEC with defense.

The days of 14 play drives keeping you in the game are in the rear view mirror, teams can score from anywhere out of the spread.

Miami is living in the past.


Herbieibis

If u have watched the last 2 weeks, we have been getting pinched in to much and allowing the RB's to get to the outside. That's where we need to tighten up that and it would help if we tackled better.

nemo2002

‘A visionary, a builder’: Former Miami Hurricanes athletic director Sam Jankovich dies

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article236812533.html

orange 'n green in the vein

The best AD Miami ever had.

Sad news.

AeroCane

Alpine
Patke is a bad lb coach and a horrible ST coach
Pickney snd Shaq are average at best
Anybody who watches Shaq knows he’s overrated - I feel a big part of this is that he hasn’t been coached up and plays slow - I don’t think he per se is slow, but plays slow
I do like pickney but the same can be said of him
I feel Zach will be a huge upgrade over Shaq in the middle next year Jmo

AeroCane

Orange - sad and I agree
If he was our AD, I bet Coker doesn’t become HC and this 15 plus year trend of suckiness doesn’t happen
He would of gone out and found the next jimmy, Dennis etc
Jmo

AeroCane

Solar
Exactly
Why does it seem we are the only team who doesn’t change with the times?

solarcane

A Winner

The Hurricanes won national championships in women’s golf (1984), baseball (1985), women’s tennis (doubles, 1986), men’s tennis (singles, 1987) and football (1987 and 1989) during Jankovich’s tenure.

solarcane

Posted by: AeroCane | October 30, 2019 at 02:04 PM

Aero,

I think you are right too. Shaq is good but that secondary that could tackle behind him for a couple years hid a lot of missteps and missed tackles.

solarcane

Solar
Exactly
Why does it seem we are the only team who doesn’t change with the times?
Posted by: AeroCane | October 30, 2019 at 02:13

Its a Canes thing?

solarcane

Ahmmon Richards putting a nole out of the game, remember this block?

https://twitter.com/i/status/1189346296114618369

alpine

Posted by: solarcane | October 30, 2019 at 02:29 PM

good find!

reminds me, that being a miami sports fan has involved lots of ups
. . . but there's also been a feeling of "snakebit"

- several of our football players in the last 5 years had to quit football due to injuries
- there's the alonzo mourning episode
- followed by bosh
- along with jose fernandez' boat crash
- sean taylor
- and the ncaa canes-hazing, first in football; then in basketball
- both times the ncaa had to urgently take 15 around-the-world vacations before they could be bothered to make a ruling on our status . . . as bad as the football ruling was, the dewan hernandez ruling was absolute BS and killed an entire year of play + an entire recruiting year
- how many things am i missing here?

i wonder if every sports city has enough examples to feel the same way

alpine

Posted by: AeroCane | October 30, 2019 at 02:04 PM

regarding patke, my white flag is swaying in the breeze
. . . he wasn't necessarily in "glass 1/3 full" vision and hasn't done anything i'm aware of that would make me want to fight for him

i just felt that manny was really an excellent DC and so i trusted him somewhat in choosing his team

but it's entirely possible, that manny sees himself as the mentor of patke and so he has a blind spot there

Schnelly

Hope we win, but Manny is not the guy.

Lane Kiffin 2020

 solarcane

a little of the article on LSU and the HC that knew they needed the spread... you know the coach that wasnt good enough to be Miami's HC.


"During the 2018 offseason, Orgeron asked several New Orleans assistants to give presentations to the Tigers’ offensive staff. Brady did a segment on the RPO. A few months later Orgeron turned to his offensive coordinator with a plea. “We’ve got to go spread,” he told Ensminger. This was a vision Orgeron held since taking over for Miles. But having inherited a team built for the run, he knew it was going to take time. The roster had eight fullbacks. At one point in ’17, LSU had as few as eight healthy scholarship receivers. “It was painstaking,” Orgeron says. “I would look at the offense and say, ‘This is not what it is supposed to look like.’”

In addition to a QB and a deep group of receivers, he needed Brady. In 2017 he’d taken his first trip to Louisiana—on Valentine's Day, as luck would have it—to interview with the Saints, whose assistant offensive line coach, Brendan Nugent, had coached Brady at William & Mary. Days later Brady found himself in some awe-inspiring situations: seated next to Drew Brees or listening to Sean Payton construct plays. He spent long days and nights poring over game film. He would have done it for free. Two years later he’s gone from making five figures to pulling in $400,000 a year while scheming the offense of the fourth-ranked team in the country.

“Lucked out with all that,” Brady says. He’s humble. It is not his offense, he says, but is instead a conglomeration of ideas from the staff organized by Ensminger. He’s too modest to tell you that many of the ideas are his, the drop-back passing concepts from Payton and the RPO game from Moorhead. “The majority of stuff I brought is from New Orleans,” he says, but there are other schemes weaved in, including wrinkles from the Kansas City Chiefs. LSU players spent the offseason watching film of the Saints and Penn State.

Ensminger and Brady, separated by more than 30 years in age, work in tandem to create the game plan and call the plays. Ensminger decides when Brady gets the call. “Hey, you got it on this one!” the 61-year-old will say. “It’s all predicated on how he’s feeling and if he’s in a groove,” Brady says. Sometimes Brady gets a third-down play. Other times he calls an entire drive.

No matter who makes the call, it’s usually aggressive. Late in the Texas game, LSU was leading by six points at its own 39-yard line with less than three minutes left. Facing third-and-17, Orgeron asked Ensminger through the headsets, “What you think about a four-minute offense?”

“Nope. We’re going to pass the ball and go down there and score,” Ensminger told him.

Orgeron’s reply: “Go ahead.”

For Brady, it was an easy call. “It’s all I really know. I’ve been with Sean Payton for two years, there’s nothing that he’s scared of. We had a good bead on Texas. They’re a pressure football team. In a critical situation, they’re going to want to send the house and knock you back even more, force you into a turnover.”

Ensminger called four vertical routes and kept the running back, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, in the backfield as a sixth pass protector. In a collapsing pocket, Edwards-Helaire made the saving block to provide Burrow with enough time to find receiver Justin Jefferson, who broke a tackle and jaunted 61 yards for the game-securing touchdown. “Last year,” Burrow said, “we’d have pounded the run game.”

solarcane

The entire LSU spread article

https://www.si.com/college-football/2019/09/17/lsu-spread-offense-joe-burrow-ed-orgeron?utm_source=si.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20191030

UMike

I may have 3 free tickets for the Louisville game. Recently had a family tragedy with a young lady now on life support with no brain activity, so may not be making the trip down. If we don't make it I would prefer to give them away to some spacers then sell them. They are upper deck end zone seats.

 solarcane

Mike sorry to hear that, you are in our families prayers

BigWindyCane1

As per Canes Women’s Basketball:

@CanesWBB

Our highest preseason ranking since 2016... Canes come in at No. 18!

🗞: gocan.es/2NCNhSX

Herbieibis

What's The Herb been saying on here for the last 2 months, SPaaaaaRED! The change wouldn't be that hard for us to convert too. Obviously our offensive linemen are all former spread guys. We have seen their pro style capabilities. Our Qb's are former spread guys. We've seen enough of there pro style insufficient capabilities. We may have to send a couple TE's packing and hand out a couple more offers to WR's. The RB's we have.
It's almost like we signed so.e grandfather clause that we have to have some for of pro style. For a progressive city, the U sure us stuck In a time warp.

Terrance M Sullivan

Prayers for U UMike and your family Brotha!

58 Straight

Mike sorry to hear that, you are in our families prayers

Posted by: solarcane | October 30, 2019 at 06:52 PM

Prayers for U UMike and your family Brotha!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | October 30, 2019 at 08:51 PM

There IT is right there.

solarcane

I cant wait to see our defensive backs on this one

https://twitter.com/i/status/1188203265994956800

solarcane


What we been saying all along

Herald
One NFL executive said this will be a weak group of Hurricanes draft prospects, even if defensive end Jon Garvin, running back DeeJay Dallas and cornerback Trajan Bandy bypass their senior years and turn pro.

That executive considers Dallas, who is a junior, to be the Canes’ best draft-eligible prospect and said he could be a fourth-rounder. Dallas must decide whether to turn pro after the season.


He said senior linebackers Shaq Quarterman and Mike Pinckney are late-round players, with speed the concern with Quarterman.

solarcane

this

"I never thought I would see the day where an SMU-Memphis game was chosen over UM-FSU for ABC’s marquee prime time slot, as will be the case this weekend.

That’s a byproduct of the state of the UM and FSU programs, combined with the fact that SMU is 8-0 and Memphis is 7-1."

solarcane

More stuff that pisses The Herb and Windy off no end.


The snap counts at defensive end have changed considerably since the season started. Rousseau played 53 snaps against Pittsburgh, while Scott Patchan (who was the starter for the first month) logged just 19. Garvin played 49 and Hill 37.

BigWindyCane1

Herb is right about the spread offense. These players all played in spread offenses in high school, and it is tailored to their skill sets. The winning TD pass from Williams to Osborne in Pittsburgh was an RPO, and the big second half that Perry had in the VT game was in the shotgun and spread. Everyone is doing it. Even LSU and Alabama have gone to spread offenses, and many NFL offensive coordinators are incorporating spread offenses or spread concepts.

With this offensive line and QBs, spread offenses are tailored to fit their skill sets.

solarcane

@smillerdegnan


NEW: I just spoke with Dennis Erickson, who was close friends with Sam Jankovich: 'He and I talked many, many times that both of us should have stayed at UM forever."

all I got for now

BigWindyCane1

Solar,
Don’t get me started about the ACC leader in sacks, Rousseau, who couldn’t get on the field in the first few games due to coaches decision!

I do like Patchan, just as I like Garvin and Hill. No knock on them, as they all are great Canes, but it appears that Rousseau is rare and as a coach, you are highly paid to recognize that rare talent before every Canes fan with an IQ above 60 recognizes it.

BigWindyCane1

Solar,
If Dennis had stayed at UM (and kept a little more control over compliance issues), he might be threatening Bobby Bowden’s win record right now.

Dennis was a great Coach.

58 Straight

NEW: I just spoke with Dennis Erickson, who was close friends with Sam Jankovich: 'He and I talked many, many times that both of us should have stayed at UM forever."

Posted by: solarcane | October 30, 2019 at 10:53 PM

Imagine if Jimmy doesn't leave until 1989 and Erickson comes in from 1990 until 1995.

We have 8 maybe 9 championships.

58 Straight

Any coach who plays Patchan over Rousseau should be brought in for questioning and/or fired.

solarcane

Here is a very rare coaching clinic with Dennis Erickson explaining Miami's ( Ericksons spread offense ) 16 years ago.
Note Dennis may have had a coctail before this clinic. I also loved to hear him dog the Miami fans lol The guys offense was 20 years ahead of everybody else at the time.

https://youtu.be/hAPQUpF0Km4

solarcane

Wrong Erickson link try this one LOL
the guy laying blocks in Miami isnt really Dennis but this is the clinic

https://youtu.be/V5qBJ4C1j6I

solarcane

Imagine if Jimmy doesn't leave until 1989 and Erickson comes in from 1990 until 1995.

We have 8 maybe 9 championships.

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 30, 2019 at 11:10 PM

soup,
think of the recruiting classes and QBs that would have come through here.

alpine

Imagine if Jimmy doesn't leave until 1989 and Erickson comes in from 1990 until 1995.
We have 8 maybe 9 championships.
Posted by: 58 Straight | October 30, 2019 at 11:10 PM

now that's a fantasy!

. . . giving all canespace a johnson

Old Skool

. . . giving all canespace a johnson

Posted by: alpine | October 31, 2019 at 03:38 AM

Good one Al

alpine

WOW - TAGGART HAS A $17 MILLION BUYOUT
. . . dude has an excellent agent!

(maybe he's semi-tanking so he can retire on the buyout)

alpine

next time you play jeopardy:

"This is a golden age of the big boot: A decade ago, only one player averaged 46 yards or more per punt; this year, 15 players are topping that mark, led by Texas A&M's Braden Mann, who leads the nation (48.9 yards)". SI

Terrance M Sullivan

WOW - TAGGART HAS A $17 MILLION BUYOUT
. . . dude has an excellent agent!

(maybe he's semi-tanking so he can retire on the buyout)

Posted by: alpine | October 31, 2019 at 08:46 AM
Manny Basically Would Cost us The Same Thing. Lawd Miami and FSU Stuck with 2 Sad Sack Suckas(In My Stevie Ray Voice from Harlem Heat) Both programs are screwed.

CGNC

Acting like your are 80 when you are 60 is like waiting for the first shovel of dirt to land on your face.

Posted by: solarcane | October 29, 2019 at 08:04 PM

And that is why it is great to have you hear Solar. Made me LOL!

UMike - prayers for you and your family.

RIP Sam Jankovich, you are/were greatly missed

CGNC

here^

58 Straight

As bad as things are I will say this: I would NOT trade Manny for Taggert. So I guess things are bad, but not THAT bad.

Old Skool

He's baaaaack
Penn State investigating new Jerry Sandusky Allegations

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/31/us/sandusky-new-allegation/index.html

alpine

i see canespacers took the day off to get their costumes ready for the big night

have fun, stay safe, remember the midnight rule

solarcane

Thank you CG the feeling is mutual

58 Straight

"Nothing good happens after midnight."

Old Skool

"Nothing good happens after midnight."

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 31, 2019 at 06:05 PM

"It takes two to get one in trouble" Mae West

TonyCane

NEW: I just spoke with Dennis Erickson, who was close friends with Sam Jankovich: 'He and I talked many, many times that both of us should have stayed at UM forever."

Posted by: solarcane | October 30, 2019 at 10:53 PM

Erickson would have died from the stress if he had stayed any longer than 1994. The program was also regressing under his watch.

Aside from JJ, the real what-if would of course be what if Butch had stayed through the 2000s. We might be Alabama now.

solarcane

Tony I think Erickson was an innovative coach. He inherited a great roster. He never seemed to take the discipline part of coaching as serious ad he could have. I think the lights were a little to bright for him here.

58 Straight

Aside from JJ, the real what-if would of course be what if Butch had stayed through the 2000s. We might be Alabama now.

Posted by: TonyCane | October 31, 2019 at 08:51 PM

U really know how to hurt a guy.

Go Canes!!

U really know how to hurt a guy.

Posted by: 58 Straight | October 31, 2019 at 10:36 PM


Butch has one 10 win season in 20 years as a head coach.

What’s the morel likely scenario, he at struck lightning in a bottle with that 2000 team or he would have created and maintained some sort of dynasty?

Look back and objectively remember what an average fame day was under his tenure as far as game planners and clock management.

solarcane

250 top college football coaches all time records

# 48 Mark Richt .728 win pct

# 70 Jimmy Johnson .669

# 95 Larry Coker .667

#120 Butch Davis .641

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