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November 16, 2019

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Sarasota 'cane

Oh yeah!

solarcane

"My luck was so good I could do no wrong
I jest kept on rollin' and controllin' them bones
And finally they jest threw up their hands and said
"When you hot, you hot"

BigWindyCane1

Good article Soup! I agree that the Canes may have turned the corner, and the future looks brighter than it did a few weeks ago.

Two wins to finish the season is positive and will help cure the wounds of UNC, VT and GT, which were all very bad losses. A bowl win will be even better.

Terrance M Sullivan

VT wasn't a bad loss. UNC and definitely the abomination loss to GT. VT will win at least 8 Games maybe more so I can't co sign on that one. But definitely UNC and GT! GT will finish 2-10 and we lost to them at Home Just Beyond Pathetic!

alpine

- soup finishing the season strong too, blog-wise
. . . house-betting time on himstaying the course?

- is the top photo taize & ogv?

- 2nd photo is soup, kehoe and ... a blogger?

- 3rd photo of soup slurping?

alpine

- regarding the dolphins, don't you all appreciate what the coaching staff has been able to get out of this minimum roster after tons of losses before the season and constant injury/suspension losses after??

- there are bandaids, chewing gum and dutch boys, with their fingers in the dyck, EVERYWHERE

- but the fins get more interesting to watch every single week
. . . and putting in a good coaching staff is more important than tanking

- seriously, with the (admittedly huge) mistake of how they handled minkah (which still pisses me off: he should DEFINITELY be holding down our secondary), i like (or at least understand) all the other moves they've made

- and the difference from the beginning of the season is astounding!

- PLUS, we're getting a bunch of canes on this team, FINALLY!!

- so maybe the "brain trust" is finally producing more than brain farts
. . . at least that's what my sideways glance at the light is saying

alpine

^^^^^ "raize" & ogv

alpine

big day for the state of iowa!!

i love that texas has decided to tread water and not make a move to relevance until the canes finally do . . .

maybe 2020 both of us get to finish in the teens?
2021 top ten?

oooops, that blinding light beaming me again; better not be reaming me again
(. . . maybe a sad, lonely country-western song to be had from that?)

alpine

since it's great fun doing all my tap-dance routines after everyone else has left the canespace stage, here's another one . . .

it's a long article from GEORGE WILL from WashPo today
. . . and no matter where you are on the issue of paying student athletes, his article hits several points in an entertaining way:


Another college basketball season has begun, as has a new chapter in a debate that is more wholesome than its subject: the academia-sports complex. Between now and March Madness — the NCAA basketball tournament whose broadcast rights reap about $1 billion a year — millions of people will be entertained by vertically unusual “student-athletes.” Some of them are accurately described as such, but all are so described because of prudence in the service of cupidity. As college athletes generate billions for others, the debate concerns the policy whereby the recipients of the revenue refuse to allow the players even a modest trickle of the torrent of money. The refusers say that their determination to hoard the wealth is altruism in defense of virtue. Really.
“Student-athletes” is a denotation concocted to insulate institutions of higher education from the potentially costly conclusion that their remunerative, but essentially unremunerated, athletes are university employees eligible for workers’ compensation when injured, and for other rights and benefits. Now, however, there is a serpent in the NCAA’s garden, where the head gardener is nicely compensated: In 2017, NCAA President Mark Emmert’s net pay was $2.9 million. He is paid to keep pristine the amateur status of young athletes who, like all athletes, have a small window for earning from their perishable talents.
The serpent is a California law, which 14 other states are already thinking about emulating. It forbids schools to prohibit their athletes from earning money from endorsements and some other services. In response, the NCAA has rushed to stall — allowing athletes to profit from their names and images, details to follow. This is a small but widening fissure in the NCAA’s crumbling wall of resistance to allowing athletes to be among those who profit from their talents.
A horrified Sen. Richard Burr from basketball-mad North Carolina — Burr is a Republican — has proposed a punitive tax on the scholarships of athletes who try to take such advantage of the free market. Evidently profiting from young people’s talents is only for older adults, such as the 39 football and basketball coaches who are the highest-paid public employees in their states. Including in Burr’s state, where the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s basketball coach is projected to make $4.1 million this year, a tad more than its football coach.
Two years ago, the NCAA shrugged when a seven-year investigation — the Warren Commission’s investigation of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination took fewer than 10 months — found that for almost two decades UNC administered a “shadow curriculum” of 188 fake classes, about half of them taken by athletes. The NCAA essentially said: Not our problem, the fraud was academic, not athletic, because some non-athletes took the courses.
Ohio State University defensive end Chase Young might still win the Heisman Trophy as 2019’s premier college football player, which would have a significant cash value when he heads for the National Football League. But his chances of winning it were damaged when he was suspended for two games. (He will return in time for Midwest Armageddon, a.k.a. the Nov. 30 Michigan game.) Young’s sin? Perhaps having a less-than-affluent family. He borrowed money from a “family friend” to pay living expenses and repaid the loan last summer. The NCAA’s more than 400 pages of arcane rules — they are compounds of complexity and vagueness — suggest that this loan might be an infraction. If Young’s family were affluent enough to support him, or if he were paid for the services he renders in the 102,780-seat OSU stadium (three other college stadiums seat more), he would not have landed in hot water.
The NCAA, the Inspector Clouseau of virtue-enforcement, might ponder the lament of a few University of Louisville students and alumni: A court recently said, sensibly, that they cannot sue the prostitute who wrote a book about her “services” for the school’s basketball players and prospective recruits. The litigious students and alumni say her book has exposed them to public ridicule when they wore Louisville’s logo.
A multibillion-dollar entertainment industry insinuated into higher education is a permanent invitation to ridicule. And paying players money commensurate with their value-added would open a Pandora’s box of new mischiefs, from recruiting to assigning value to the anonymous left tackle who protects the glittering quarterback, and saving crumbs for the volleyball teams. But what exists is a cafeteria of embarrassments.
When March Madness’s winning players cut down the nets, they will do so atop (the Bulwark’s Tim Miller reports) a Werner ladder using Fiskars scissors. These are two products from “corporate champions and sponsors” of the NCAA, the stern guardian of amateurism.

AeroCane

T sully - I’ll disagree
VT was barely treading water and we had 2 weeks to prepare and get motivated
We should of crushed them and ended their season - instead we allowed them to breathe and believe in themselves!
No, I feel all 4 losses were ‘bad’ losses
The gators did everything in their power to force us to win and we couldn’t do it. Obviously NC and GT were really bad and VT

With all that, I agree Soup let’s win out and have some fun.

Go Canes!!

I will give rhis ssason an incomplete so far.

Win out, then play a rock solid bowl game, and we can chalk up the VT loss as a Jarren injury hiccup and the GT abomination as a perfect storm fluke loss that wouldn't happen again if we played them 50 more times.

But struggle AT ALL against these two awful remaining teams then lose out bowl game and who knows.

Old Skool

I don't know of anyone else who has more pictures of himself surrounded by beautiful women than Soup, (other than the owner of the Miss Universe pageant). I must say he has very good taste.

SOUP

- 2nd photo is soup, kehoe and ... a blogger?

Posted by: alpine | November 17, 2019 at 01:38 AM

The other blogger was Canespace insider Hassan. He is an intelligence officer in real life and a UM mole in his part-time sports blogger life.

That chat with Kehoe was EPIC! It was at the FL State High School Playoff games in Orlando where he was scouting OL for UM after getting re-hired by Golden.

We saw him sitting in the stands and wandered over to chat him up. We had him to oursleves for over an hour (with a few interruptions from adoring fans saying hi) to talk all things Canes. He answered our questions and even asked us some. It was classic and I will never forget it.

He was so absolutely convinced that Al Golden was the second coming of Jimmy Johnson that he had us completely sure that he was going to do BIG things at Miami. He had us staring directly into the light for an hour.

Then D'No happened and Golden's blind loyalty to his friend was greater than his loyalty to UM or his own survival as a head coach. If only...oh never mind.

KYcane

He is an intelligence office in real life and a mole in his part-time sports blogger life.

Posted by: SOUP | November 17, 2019 at 09:23 AM

And an all around good guy

alpine

The other blogger was Canespace insider Hassan.

He is an intelligence office in real life and a mole in his part-time sports blogger life.

That chat with Kehoe was EPIC!

Posted by: SOUP | November 17, 2019 at 09:23 AM

- does hassan still post?

- can you tell us a couple of the most interesting points from the epic kehoe chat?
i think many of us would find that interesting
. . . but maybe you already blogged about it a long time ago?

SOUP

I will find the old blog and re-post it.

Hassan occasionally checks in when not in some God-forsaken place like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria or Turkey. Hopefully, he will weigh in soon.

SOUP

I am going to re-post some good older articles from back in the day just for kicks. Still looking for the Kehoe blog but I can across this one:

https://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2011/12/mama-there-goes-that-man.html

SOUP

Here is the Kehoe blog:

https://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2011/12/vikings-are-victorious-as-duke-runs-wild.html

alpine

just read the entire kehoe blog

. . . well done and THANK YOU, soup!

- a lot of info and "stabs from the past" back there; weird in some ways

- six is where now?

86Cane

I believe that Six is somewhere in the TV production universe in Tampa Bay area.

86Cane

OK, Canes fans I have to tell U that the Canespace rules were in FULL effect today in Orlando.

1. U have to show up.
2. U have to stay until the end.
3. Good things will happen.

When U get to sit and chat 1:1 with Art Kehoe off the record for over an hour about UM football then that is a REALLY GOOD DAY!

Hassan and I were treated to an incredible moment in time that only happens maybe once in a lifetime of a Hurricane fan.

To sit down and shoot the sh&% with Art Kehoe where he asked as many questions to us as we did to him was un-friggin-believable.

I had so much R E S P E C T for that man before today.

After today it is off the charts.

Posted by: SOUP | December 17, 2011 at 12:56 AM

Man, those were the days!

solarcane

Van Dyke (4 TDs), Suffield Academy hold off Avon Old Farms to complete unbeaten NEPSAC championship season

solarcane

soup
Some outstanding times on here in spite of the football teams play.
Rohan taking time to talk to us was the shyt to me.

alpine

lol
buffalo 212 yards; miami 11 yds (and losing 16-0)

Sarasota 'cane

So you're saying there's a chance?

Yesssss!

alpine

what a strange 1st half . . .

fins continue to do amazing things on special teams this year; wish the canes had a special teams coach like the fins!!!!
- kicker gets his own onside kickoff
- kickoff returner takes it 101 yds to the house

- hurns was doing great . . . then just let a caught ball slide out before being hit givning buffalo the ball, which they went on to score

alpine

- nice camera capture: hurns & walford sitting together

- MIA ("missing in action"; NOT "miami"): albert wilson, who i LOVED before his injury last year . . . hope he gets it together this year and becomes the force he used to be

- any other fins fans?

86Cane

And an all around good guy (Hassan).

Posted by: KYcane | November 17, 2019 at 09:27 AM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

Rohan taking time to talk to us was the shyt to me.

Posted by: solarcane | November 17, 2019 at 01:05 PM

Your favorite player along with VA Cane.

One of the classic quotes of ALL TIME:

"We were like Lions on the Serengeti."

86Cane

I don't know of anyone else who has more pictures of himself surrounded by beautiful women than Soup, (other than the owner of the Miss Universe pageant). I must say he has very good taste.

Posted by: Old Skool | November 17, 2019 at 08:48 AM

Ain't gonna lie, there have been some pretty darn good photos along the way. I will be posting more in days to come!

Herbieibis

Say it ain't so, another decommit. Darren Branch is off to Ole Miss. Well Manny, it's back to the drawing board. Another DB off the board.

Terrance M Sullivan

Nebraska Athletic Director is Beyond Dumb.

AeroCane

Herb, we are all hoping for the best but we also know manny is not a great recruiter and we know Rumph sucks as a recruiter
We will get our share of 3 stars, mixed in with a 4 star here and there, but we won’t be able to compete with the big guys consistently without getting elite guys and actually coaching them and playing them
Jmo

alpine

actually coaching them and playing them
Jmo
Posted by: AeroCane | November 17, 2019 at 04:20 PM

so you think our db's have been our weakness the last few years?
. . . cause i like the "coaching up" in this position

AeroCane

Our DB’s are a huge weakness - they look slow and miss tackles but I do think Rumph is a decent coach but terrible recruiter! In college decent is ok if an excellent recruiter!
We need more 4 stars and a few 5 stars to really get the next level consistently;
We need a Flowe at LB to bring the whole defense to a new level; and yes, people will say our D is good but NOT against the better teams; look at the Wisconsin game (twice), look at GT and VT this year; look at 4th and 17 against NC; IMO you need a few studs and this goes away;
We are not that far away but it feels like we are

AeroCane

Ok
I may have been a little over board - ‘scratch huge’

alpine

Posted by: AeroCane | November 17, 2019 at 04:33 PM

ok, i think you're being a bit harsh, considering what we lost from our defense last year

yes, our whole team this year was horrible at GT and the 1st Q of VT; defense bad on other random drives (happens to most teams, or?)
otherwise, to my eyes, lots of stellar play including the backfield, which, especially the last couple games, has very often given our d-line enough time to make plays on the QB

but i probably don't have quite as high expectations as some, which might effect how i view their play

alpine

btw, i don't actually follow the recruiting closely, so i don't know who's recruiting who or bringing guys in or losing them
. . . so i bow to you on rumpf being a bad recruiter, if you are a close follower of this

g'nite

BigWindyCane1

I hear that Branch was being recruited as a striker more than a CB, and I don’t believe the Canes coaches are disappointed in the Branch decommit. I believe they are after players who they feel are better at that position, namely the FSU decommit from Wakulla, Keyshawn Green.

If the Canes win big the last two games and the bowl game, they will have a top 10-15 recruiting class

KYcane

I don't know of anyone else who has more pictures of himself surrounded by beautiful women than Soup,

Posted by: Old Skool | November 17, 2019 at 08:48 AM

I have a pretty good portfolio of Terrance and various Hooters staffers.
Ft Lauderdale Beach
Boca
Pembroke Pines
Coral Gables
Etc

86Cane

Say it ain't so, another decommit. Darren Branch is off to Ole Miss. Well Manny, it's back to the drawing board. Another DB off the board.

Posted by: Herbieibis | November 17, 2019 at 03:56 PM

Nobody chooses Ole Miss ova Miami.

$$$$$$$

86Cane

KY Cane...many of those photos have appeared here over time. If you have a few of the best that have not send them my way. Can never have too many Hooters pics here on the blog.

Herbieibis

Aero,
I like your views, Dog!
Hit the nail on the head, Rumph is a good coach but as a recruiter, nah! You are also right about hauling in a few big fish to put us over the top and that hasn't been happening. Hell we can't haul in a 4 star at LB and I'm talking across the board 4 star. Huff has been it since who knows when.
You are not going to play at a high level every week. Even the big boys have games where they get gutted, either by rush or pass. Our defense has been good but also very inconsistent. The defense has had some ups and downs this year but to me that was expected, considering who we lost.
Our coaches have done a descent job but A-1 recruiters they are not. FSU sucks but they seem to recruit better than we do. The SEC is a better draw than the ACC. We have gotten better as the year has went on but losing to GA. Tech, I still can't forgive or forget. It makes The Herb's stomach upset.
Our numbers at CB have been bad for at least the last 4 years and it's still a struggle. We need at least 3 and we have one and Clarke would be a project. I hear he is better on offense.
Rivers is probably a better fit on the inside. All I know is at Oh line and CB we are lagging.

BigWindyCane1

I hate to torture myself, but a thought just crossed my mind. If the Canes crush the next two opponents, Pitt beats VT, then VT beats UVA (not unrealistic possibilities), then Canes would be tied with UVA, Pitt and VT at 5-3.

Not sure what the tie-breaker would be, but the Canes would be riding the second longest win streak in the ACC (next to Clemson) and impressive wins might have the canes ranked, at 8-4.

Under that scenario, I wonder which coastal division team would make the ACC championship game?

58 Straight

Windy...just be happy with 8-4 IF we get there. Then the rest will sort itself out. I might, I mean MIGHT, even go to the bowl game depending on where it is. Not Miami, but somewhere else.

BigWindyCane1

Under that scenario, I wonder which coastal division team would make the ACC championship game?

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | November 17, 2019 at 06:44 PM

Never mind. Here is my answer

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article237442629.html

Terrance M Sullivan

Our Best Case Bowl Game I believe is the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville FL on January 2nd probably against Auburn.

solarcane


wad up sully?
Beating a team like Auburn would be a great finish for sure, being close enough for home fans to watch would also be a big plus.
Im feeling like El Paso or Nashville will invite us to play a pretty crappy team, and we will be glad to go stomp someone. I think we are like 1-7 or 8 in our last bowl games.
jmo

solarcane

Van Dyke hitting every receiver on his team in the state playoff. some nice long throws in there too
he wound up with 4 td passes and a bunch of completions

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195876214495424513

Terrance M Sullivan

Yes Sir Solar!

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