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December 30, 2019

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86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Schnelly

Turns out Mark Walton is a pos

That is all

Herbieibis

They had Hester on the field, but still didn't use him to his full potential. Was he a Db, wr or rb. Never mastered anything but returning kicks but dam if he wasn't something to watch.

58 Straight

1. Lingard tried to run onto the field for a kickoff.

2. Look at Hester.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 03, 2020 at 03:43 PM

1. At least he was one of the players running on the field instead of trying to just get off the field. I give him credit.

2. I would look at Hester, but he gone, he is already in the opposing end zone for SIX. We could use those points right about now against La Tech?

Herbieibis

Officially, can we now say SPAaaaaRed. Dam been hollering for it since OCT. Dam Armcairboyz know what's what!
Now can we get rid of a few more no coaching, no recruiting coaches.
The hard part now begins, teaching basically a brand new offense to an already bunch of under achievers.

TonyCane

Players are saying Lingard never studied the playbook, and the coaches couldn't trust him, they said he couldn't get the blitz package blocking down.
Posted by: solarcane | January 03, 2020 at 01:53 PM

Bryce Brown's mentor nods with approval.

BigWindyCane1

Looks like we got Lashlee

Posted by: UMike | January 03, 2020 at 05:51 PM

Whew! Finally, some good news! Glad we got a good OC. Hopefully, CMD will let him do his thing and not interfere.

Other things still need to get fixed. I hope we get a few more coaching changes.

The great thing for Lashlee. This Canes offense was so bad (last or close to last in the country in most offensive categories), there is only one direction for this team to go and that is up.

VA Cane

Sidenote we have been a bad team for a damn long time. Not average...we have been bad.

Absolutely right....it can only be called bad. We have not done a coach search....I mean a real search in 20 years. ClapsterPa should have been made interim for 2001....I never thought he was entirely comfortable as HC.....won the NC and then done a real search with him fully knowing that was the deal. I think he would loved to have gone back to OC. None of the Fatal Five we have had as HC was checked out...at all....in my opinion none were qualified to be here....not even CMR....he was tired and ready to walk. He did it with a kind heart but was not into it. He won divisions at GA.....you got to get a guy who aspires to NCs and will go all in to win multiple titles.
I expect to win it all each year...we have won 11 of 14...the 3 we did not win kill me...I love to win and thats got to be it...WANT TO WIN!!!

VA Cane

Lashlees #s look good.....to make this change of style you got to go all in...."should have been done long ago" (solar Ohio CSNY) you can still use other attacks methods but you have to dedicate yourself to change.

CMD needs to focus on discipline recruiting getting back to respectability getting a staff of coaches who TEACH....kids come out of HS with bad habits...eating bad stance sloppy blocking and tackling....not playing every play....not hustling....got to end that stuff....either everyone is all in or it dont work.I teach so many fundamentals over and over til its mindset...right Tsully? I am a good coach...players coach...but I still TEACH...and will discipline whomever....you answer ultimately to me on that field...practice or game.
We have got to tighten up get serious about the program.....20 years of failure is unacceptable...."Hope and Change is Despair and Stagnation"....time to get it right!!

Hillviewcane

Posted by: 86Cane | January 03, 2020 at 03:01 PM

Fully agree with you. Some guys are actually game players. You gotta get them in the game to see and we definitly had a lot of chances to give different players looks.

Sidenote we have been a bad team for a damn long time. Not average...we have been bad. Which is crazy because we have still had a realitively high number of players drafted over the past 15 years. But we, as a team, have been terrible. Over that time we have always had one unit or another near the bottom of the rankings.

That being said. I think Manny deserves a year to show improvememnt.

However I wanted Cristobal since he found a way to win at FIU.

UMike

Looks like we got Lashlee

VA Cane

I love AH....but its not like he developed any success in Cleveland...was not there long....think he knows it is a horrible franchise.....they are the pros answer to UM....they suck.He apparently did a good job in Green Bay. I waited all year to see someone destroy OBJ....a Tatumizer....god i hate that guy.....all time great my foot....he has the same attitude as our players...doesnt care. Same with Baker Mayfield....guy is a jerk and is a terrible QB!

high wanted out there....cannot blame him....whole franchise is horrible.

The Herb

It's all the cultures fault.

alpine

Soup
I get that a lot if that wearing this stupid Canes hat


Posted by: solarcane | January 03, 2020 at 04:21 PM

heck, i'm snickering & scoffing just reading that last sentence ;)

solarcane


He basically scoffed in my general direction, snickered and walked away.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 03, 2020 at 03:01 PM


Soup
I get that a lot if that wearing this stupid Canes hat


BigWindyCane1

He basically scoffed in my general direction, snickered and walked away.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 03, 2020 at 03:01 PM

86,
I didn’t know that, although I should have. Devin Hester would also be a great example because points are at a premium..

Lingard tried to run onto the field for a kickoff. Lingard might be one of the few Canes on the roster that has the speed and skills to take it to the house. But this staff can’t use him because he didn’t know the play book.

Look at Hester. Someone said, let’s use him to return kickoffs and the rest is history. Hester is now regarded as the best return specialist in NFL history, and was a four-time pro bowler. He might make the NFL HOF as a return specialist

86Cane

Frank Gore is a great example. There were others. When you have a talented player, sometimes a coach has to figure out how to compensate for his shortcomings and get him on the field

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 03, 2020 at 02:51 PM

I had this discussion with Joe Z at a UM event back in the day when Devin Hester was on the team. He said the same thing about Hester, that he couldn't or wouldn't learn the playbook.

I told him that I thought the objective was to win football games AND if that is so and I was head coach I sure as shyte would get the ball into his hands any way I could as many times a game as possible. I told him I don't care if you calls the plays D1, D2 or D3 (the rest of the offense can know what the entire play is) just get him the ball.

He basically scoffed in my general direction, snickered and walked away.

86Cane

I am not sure how true this is about Lingard. Only time will tell. We will see what he does in Gainesville. If he studies the playbook under Mullen, then that tells us all we need to know

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 03, 2020 at 02:23 PM

Well I will be watching and reporting his progress.

BigWindyCane1

Solar,
Frank Gore is a great example. There were others. When you have a talented player, sometimes a coach has to figure out how to compensate for his shortcomings and get him on the field

AeroCane

Lingard will be a star
Our coaching staff just can’t put the RIGHT players in the RIGHT spot
Unbelievable

solarcane

You make me giggle like a little school girl.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 03, 2020 at 02:47 PM


Fore!

86Cane

Lingard to the Turds

Posted by: UMike | January 03, 2020 at 01:02 PM

PERFECT! Now my day is complete.

86Cane

Not sure if u could really make a case for firing a 1st time head coach that went 6-7 in his first ever head coaching job.

Posted by: AfriCane | January 03, 2020 at 01:08 AM

You make me giggle like a little school girl.

Not even going to bother with a reply.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

BigWindyCane1

Gators have Lingard, and they probably get his cousin, 2020 elite safety Williams too.

If he sign more recruits on NSD, I would be very surprised it will be elite recruits. I frankly don’t mind if the Canes sign more three star recruits, I just hope we sign the right three star recruits

solarcane

"The past selections and failures cast a long shadow.."

Good line VA

solarcane

Windy,
Remember when they simplified the play book for Frank Gore because he had a bit of a learning disability?

He seems to being just fine doesn't he?

Then again Gore has always worked his ass off, I cant say how hard Lingard works, maybe he will do well at Florida.

BigWindyCane1

Players are saying Lingard never studied the playbook, and the coaches couldn't trust him, they said he couldn't get the blitz package blocking down.
Posted by: solarcane | January 03, 2020 at 01:53 PM

Not studying or knowing the playbook isn’t new at Miami or any other program, and it has been the case with other Canes recently, like Choc (Trayone Gray), and the Canes coaches didn’t see the need to babysit these players when others don’t require babysitting. It’s their choice.

I am not sure how true this is about Lingard. Only time will tell. We will see what he does in Gainesville. If he studies the playbook under Mullen, then that tells us all we need to know

VA Cane

Maybe Lingard was Pornboy II....living on HS rep, not fit for higher level of football....Pornboy I sure aint a good college player!!! God I hope he transfers out via portal....

VA Cane

Damn right they are soft.....worst OL i have seen at UM....bad football. The whole program from coaching players recruiting attitude BOT and AD are soft and DO NOT CARE!!!!
It shows friends!

solarcane

Players are saying Lingard never studied the playbook, and the coaches couldn't trust him, they said he couldn't get the blitz package blocking down.

VA Cane

reportedly speaking to other schools.

Therein lies the problem....20 years of failing to hire a REAL HC.....these people know what the U was....and that it aint good no more. The AD BOT and 5 HCs have been lost for 20 years....we are the butt of punch lines....a program recently referred to as a social joke!
The past selections and failures cast a long shadow.....nobody wants to come here due to 20 years of failing!!

Urban would never come here; fine coach....but he is certain there is no chance to win here like prior teams...EVER...and honestly who would come? The U are a bunch of cheap suits who are cheap when it comes to $....dont pay very good for coaches!

solarcane

“What’s funny is some of these guys will make it to the next level and actually play way better there then they did here, and I’m gonna say coaching has a lot to do with that. Not being able to get through to the player.”

Offensive line coach Butch Barry previously worked at Central Michigan with Dan Enos, who was dismissed as UM’s offensive coordinator last week. I’m not sure how many offensive line coaches would have extracted more from this unit, but Barry couldn’t get them to pass block or run block effectively.

Manny Diaz and the new offensive coordinator - whoever that will be - likely will jointly decide whether to keep Barry and the other offensive assistants.

Then there was this tweet from former UM lineman Rashad Butler, a host on 790 The Ticket:

“Do we really have the “TALENT” Miami Hurricanes Fans ??? I ask because, I had an FIU Coaching Staff Member personally tell me that after the first series of that game, their DBs (FIU) came to the sidelines and said, “COACH, THEY’RE SOFT”!!!

On WQAM’s UM postgame show, Butler also said some UM players don’t care enough about football, which is consistent with what I’ve heard from one frustrated player on the team.

solarcane

Former All American offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, who went to campus with former Canes standout Brett Romberg to offer tips to Canes linemen this past summer, tweeted that “[not] having former players around like the past is probably why the program has gone in the direction it has. Stop hiring friends and hire people who are capable of doing the job. I’d make these coaches contracts incentive based as well for the first two years until they prove themselves.

solarcane

Before becoming Virginia’s offensive coordinator in 2016, Anae was offensive coordinator at BYU during two different stints, 2005 to 2010 and 2013 to 2015.

Virginia ranked just 88th in yards this season (388.9) but 40th in points at 32.1. UM, by comparison, averaged 367.2 yards and 25.7 points. Under Anae, Virginia ranked 21st in total offense (yards) in 2018.

And under Anae, 61, BYU ranked 26th and 21st in the country in passing offense and 14th and 34th in scoring offense during Anae’s final two seasons there. In 2014, BYU averaged 37.1 points under Anae, most for the program since 2001.


During Anae’s first tenure as offensive coordinator at BYU, the Cougar offense was extremely successful, earning top-25 NCAA statistical rankings in 10 different offensive categories a total of 35 times, including 15 top-10 ratings.

BYU ranked in the top 25 in third-down efficiency each of Anae’s six seasons (2005-10), including a No. 1 ranking in 2009 and No. 2 ratings in 2008 and 2006. The Cougars were in the top-6 in passing offense three times (2005, 2006, 2008) during his first tenure overseeing the BYU offense.

Anae has taken some spread principles from his time working with coaches Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez.

As for Lashlee, his SMU offense ranked ninth nationally in total offense this season (489.8 yards per game) and seventh in points (41.8).

Lashlee, 36, runs an up-tempo spread offense, which Diaz wants to use with the Hurricanes.

VA Cane

Lingard was great player....on paper. He ran a 10.7 hundred....before the knee.It s hard saying what he will be...has not seen any PT. He might be unreal, he might be Bryce Brown.Time will tell. I think we have a lot of disgruntled kids....some babies and whimps....who have lackadaisical apathetical attitudes....and the talent is average overall. Manny has lost control of the team....and the alums and fans are sick of this long term failure. Fire ejm all now....dont care what anyone says 6-7 is a joke....hang em high!..or drop to Div 3 where you might compete....2 would be too hard!


CMD has shown he is not a HC....period. He is terrible; you can see he has no control no discipline and he knows D....he has no clue to what an O does what a ST does. We have had 1 HC since 2000....thats 20 damn years....Clapper, Onionhead, Golden and MD are not head coaches...and never should have been. A true real search should have been done. CMR was an average+ coach....but he never even won an SEC title....division titles are nothing...win the conference then win a NC to a strong HC.

MD is not a HC...dont know him may be ok guy...but he is not the answer.

solarcane

A six-pack of Hurricanes notes on a Friday:

▪ UM, in search of an offensive coordinator to run an up-tempo spread offense, has reached out to Virginia offensive coordinator Robert Anae and SMU offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, according to a source.

Anae has experience running an “Air Raid” fast-paced spread offense at BYU, and Manny Diaz has announced UM is moving to a spread offense. UM would like to interview him in the coming days.


Lashlee has run a high-octane spread offense at SMU. Diaz holds him in high regard, according to a source, but Lashlee also is reportedly speaking to other schools.

solarcane

Posted by: JaxCane | January 03, 2020 at 11:04 AM

I got a feeling The Dallas Cowboys might have more $ clout than us Jax, I think we are stuck with The New Manny and what ever circus he rolls in for awhile.

UMike

Most of our class is signed and we need to make the right hire at OC so I don't care how long they take. I don't think there are any game changing recruits waiting on us to hire someone.

Alex D

What’s good Legion/Canespace? Happy New Year to all. Here is where CMD thought process might still stuck on neutral. CMD is probably looking at the glass is half full effect with this season. He still believes that this team was a few plays away from winning 9 or 10 games this year, however, he is relunctant to look at the big picture.

Consequently, good teams find ways to win games when they are close; great teams know how to blow away teams that are inferior to them. Neither of those things truly happened this year and most of this shortcoming can be contributed to preparation and coaching. Did CMD forget that he had a team that was projected to win the Coastal Division of the ACC and possibly play in a good bowl game?

He needs to accept responsibility, make drastic changes (immediately) and hold the players and coaches responsible or next year will be his last year.

UMike

Lingard to the Turds

Herbieibis

I know this Jake Blames is all over the airways, since the end of the season. Face of the franchise all of the sudden. Taking the bullets for Manure.
Where the hell is the new OC?
We still got crooting to do. Need to get the Jack of apes in place, so we can get rid of stubs and Barry and I still can't figure why they are still on staff.
Go get some guys that can recruit. We need 2 of the best BS'ers around.
Lingard to The Gators. There line ain't that great but it don't take much to be better than us.
Get a big chief of football operations. An azz hole to be precise.
Quite obvious that Manure is going to be here at least through most of this year whether us armcairboyz like it or not, along with all his butt boy coaches on dee, talking mainly bout Patke, Baker and Banda. What a mishmash of coaches.

nemo2020

I think it’s obvious to me that CMD is in over his head. YES!
At this point, I don’t need more fancy salesmanship and flash, I need more substance at this point. DEFINITELY!
Hiring Highsmith or anyone that knows something about program management, identification of prospects, recruiting, player development, game-planning and coaching would be greatly appreciated. PERHAPS! But here's the rub:
1) Consistent with NCAA rules and the UM job description, would he have the power to directly recruit? And who would have the final decision on recruiting matters, the "chief of staff" or the "head coach".
2) Would he actively coach? And what would be the relationship between the "chief of staff" and the respective coordinators of offense and defense?
3) In the final analysis the HEAD COACH is ultimately responsible for "program management, identification of prospects, recruiting, player development, game-planning and coaching". Afterall, if the football team underperforms again in 2020, CMD will be fired! As such, he will not - and he should not - have the "retention or termination" decision dependent on performance (or lack thereof) of a so-called "chief of staff" over whom the head coach has little or no authority.
Therefore, in my opinion, this will merely be a symbolic hire by AD BJ (if it happens at all) to make it appear the the AD is "doing something to support CMD" when in reality hiring someone acceptable to CMD will have little or no positive effect on UM's football program.


JaxCane

Posted by: AfriCane | January 03, 2020 at 01:31 AM

Urban Myer? No way would we ever consider hiring this lying snake. You must confuse us With a program that's trying to win a national championship?

BigWindyCane1

I think it’s obvious to me that CMD is in over his head. At this point, I don’t need more fancy salesmanship and flash, I need more substance at this point. Hiring Highsmith or anyone that knows something about program management, identification of prospects, recruiting, player development, game-planning and coaching would be greatly appreciated.

nemo2020

If Highsmith is hired, what exactly can he do to turn this program around?
Doesn't the answer to this question depend on the scope of his duties and powers vis-a-vis head coach Manny Diaz?
What EXACTLY would "Chief of Staff" Highsmith do? Which STAFF would be under his control? And how EXACTLY would this new administrative position improve recruiting, coaching, or player development and retention?
Merely hiring a former player who was/is a fan favorite doesn't change anything!
My overarching concern is that AD BJ mainly wants a SYMBOLIC HIRE to appease disgruntled fans (of a certain age) and to militate against tanking ticket sales. But this won't do anything to actually improve the team's performance on game days.

alpine

disappointing basketball i just watched it on replay
. . . hurricanes women really let one get away
. . . i hate when my team is a killer in the beginning; a wimp at the end

AfriCane

Hey guys! There’s something in the water down here. I think we could get urban Mayer here and he couldn’t turn this shit around.
I don’t know if ZO can do it. I support his hire. But I will not say he can get it done for sure, until he gets it done. Shanon was a UM lifer. He coached in the nfl. Won a championship with us as a DC. He was a cant miss as a Coach. And then he missed.
JUST PRAY 🙏🏾

AfriCane

I’m going to get flack for this. Not sure if u could really make a case for firing a 1st time head coach that went 6-7 in his first ever head coaching job.
I know we r all hurt, but think about it. No coach would want to come here after that. IJS!

BigWindyCane1


Posted by: AfriCane | January 02, 2020 at 03:06 PM

Just wanna win, win now, win often.

Got no hate or love for anybody, just wanna win.

Posted by: 58 Straight | January 02, 2020 at 09:02 PM

💯!

In the words of Al Davis, “Just win baby!”

BigWindyCane1

Glad to see Telly Lockette isn’t going to be recruiting for FSU in our backyard anymore. Seems to have a lot of support among the FSU’s fandom. Would love for CMD to find a spot for him, but that’s not going to happen. Lockette is well respected and I wouldn’t be surprised if he will has another coaching job within a month

58 Straight

To recap, it’s the CULTURE & the COACHING stupid.

Posted by: AfriCane | January 02, 2020 at 03:06 PM

Just wanna win, win now, win often.

Got no hate or love for anybody, just wanna win.

58 Straight

Somebody needs to get Terrance a snickers bar

Posted by: KYcane | January 02, 2020 at 07:35 PM

Not gonna work.

He needs a 12 pack of Sam Adams...STAT!

58 Straight

We need a new AD, and a new HC, or we will CONTINUE to suck for the near future, and have NO "automatic" wins anywhere on our schedule.

Posted by: roachcane77 | January 02, 2020 at 06:39 PM

Not gonna happen, not gonna happen, and yes there IT is.

TJL

FSU fires Terry Lockett-good coach-good recruiter-coached at Miami Central & Northwestern---go get him little Manny!!

VA Cane

Someone needs to get Tsully a really cold beer...he is just preaching the truth!!!

Tell em Sully fire CMD fire Blake James!!!
Problem is the administration....get rid of them and get football people in the football positions...not politicians!!!

Fire CMD...let him run for Mayor in the next election!!

Terrance M Sullivan

Haha KY!

solarcane

This Worsham kid is getting wide open every play, he has some bad azz hair too

VA Cane

Washinton is a big boy...beast....I can see why he went there....why would you come here? You got nobody to get the ball to him....and I am not sold on Mochata or Van Dyke being saviors or even really good QBs.......

solarcane

TE Washington goes to Georgia

KYcane

Somebody needs to get Terrance a snickers bar

KYcane

The sad thing is that I would take any of these 5 coaches over CMD

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 02, 2020 at 06:54 PM

Not sure if I stand Muschump

solarcane

Posted by: roachcane77 | January 02, 2020 at 06:39 PM

15 years later we are automatic wins on other teams schedule... what goes around
Happy New Year my friend

BigWindyCane1

Automatic wins??? Like GT, FIU, and La Tech THIS year?

We suck... We need a new AD, and a new HC, or we will CONTINUE to suck for the near future, and have NO "automatic" wins anywhere on our schedule.
Posted by: roachcane77 | January 02, 2020 at 06:39 PM

Don’t forget a struggling Duke team whipped CMD’s squad. The easiest Canes schedule in years, and the Canes finish the season with seven losses

BigWindyCane1

Don't know about 5 worst......but the following 4 are in the "hotseat" -

herman - texas
sumlin - arizona
muschamp - south carolina
dantonio - michigan state

Posted by: raizecane | January 02, 2020 at 02:00 PM

Some people have said Harbaugh should move on, too.

The sad thing is that I would take any of these 5 coaches over CMD

roachcane77

Throw in Mcneese St,La Tech automatic wins
Posted by: solarcane | January 01, 2020 at 11:41 PM

Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha.😂😂😂😂

Automatic wins??? Like GT, FIU, and La Tech THIS year?

We suck... We need a new AD, and a new HC, or we will CONTINUE to suck for the near future, and have NO "automatic" wins anywhere on our schedule.

VA Cane

I love the past teams, but I have both 30 x 30s about the U. Fun to watch and reminisce but it aint Now......Manson had a saying...."Come to now"...thats what we have to do....come to now get with it and move into a bright future. CMD aint gonna do it....fine DC...but thats all. He cannot lead...just is not gonna happen.
Got to get that guy who people will follow to worlds end...and all will answer to him....The AD and BOT need to get out of the way....they are figureheads i do not respect and will not answer to....I want our guys to answer to the coach first!

HerbieIbis

ASU plays in a half azz conference. Whom ever recruits the best will buzz through it. They do tend to play competitive against power 5 schools.
To get to the point, the spread has allowed a lot of schools to be somewhat competitive but it's on the defensive side where they struggle against most power5 schools.
Aside from Clemson, the ACC shouldn't be considered a power 5 conference. We are no better than conference USA.
No body plays to much DEE in the Big 8 but I like how Baylors DEE flies to the ball.

Terrance M Sullivan

Ha That's all you had to say from the beginning adn I totally understand your point AfriCane!

AfriCane

Terrence, I’ll put it this way. It wasn’t a comment I expect everyone to agree with me on. I fucking don’t like dabo. I give him his props. He built a juggernaut, I’ll give him that. He has a great system and goals coaches. But Les Miles was also a coach on a good team too. Do u love Les. Even if u say dabo is a good coach, can’t fight that. But I don’t fucking like him. That’s my opinion.

Terrance M Sullivan

AfriCane U lost all credibility when you say Dabo is a Clown. Just Stop It Now and Slap Yourself for the Dumbest Comment in Canespace History!

Terrance M Sullivan

Preach VA!

AfriCane

Happy new year tom! Happy new year cane family!!
Tom, while most of the things u said r on point. I don’t agree everything u listed is the problem u say it is. But it might be neither here or there. Because we r loosing. But I thought I should say it.
1 Ppl keep talking about our recruiting. Please stop. We get a good amount of 4 stars and some 5 stars sometimes, granted, not as much as the Alabamas of the world. But when Baylor is top 15 and Appalachian state is top 25, please don’t talk to me about talent.
2 I beg to differ on conditioning. It’s gotten better since Richt. And this new strength coach is apparently a beast. I don’t see our players getting tired at the end of games.
3 Defense is the only thing we can hang our hat on. Someone could correct me, but I believe we’ve been top 10 average since Manny got here. And him and his defensive staff have been geniuses in the way they’ve recruited D players. Our D line is once again Elite level. I mean, the guy pulled Greg Rousseau out of a hat like a magician, a kid that didn’t even play on the D line in high school. His striker position is the truth. His philosophy of all out war to the QB is fucking hey! He’s the best D co-ord we’ve had since Shanon. And I would say his better than Shanon.
4 development! Well the development on the D side of the team seems to be going great. The O side is what we r missing.

The O line and QB play r killing us. The types of QBs we recruit need good OL play. That is the bulk of the issue of the O side.
The culture sucks, yes. And coaching needs to be better. U simply need a tyrant like Jimmy Johnson or Nick Saban. The team got destroyed after the loss to FIU. And there was no coming back from that. But we’ve seen that story before. Historically, it’s been after a loss to FSU. and the team collapses. Perhaps the coach does need help. I can’t believe dabo Sweeney is a tougher coach than manny. Dabo is a clown. But he has damn good assistants.
Manny needs help. I like the idea of the football tzar, been kicked around.
I’m afraid if we loose him, we loose our ace on the D side. But if he doesn’t get it going, that’s what’s going to happen.
To recap, it’s the CULTURE & the COACHING stupid.

VA Cane

Yo CR great to hear from you.....hope you are well friend!!!

VA Cane

Hello all hope you are well. Kind of a rough New Years for me. My mom would have been 90 yesterday.....sure miss her, but her passing gives me added strength and determination..."The Force of Katherine" so to speak. She is my light forever!!

One of my former players, a good kid named Shawn who played fullback and corner for me, went through a road check New Years Eve. He was home on leave from Marine Corps. I do not have all the details, but apparently he was over the limit and was going to be taken in. He pulled a handgun and shot himself in the head. Don't know if it was he was upset re consequences with the Corps or what, but he is in critical condition. Yes he was wrong for driving, but this really disturbs me. He is 24 years old, and a tough kid when he played for me. Please have him in your prayers.

Finally, Al and Solar....I washed the hands well....forgive me for having my opinions....ok to have em, but about certain things its best to keep em buttoned. Heck this is a football/rock and roll blog....will keep it that way!!

Whisky or Oregon would kill us. Oregon was not proficient and did not execute every play, but those kids played with heart. Super Mario is pretty cool guy....and those kids played with intensity....at full speed. They found a way to win...like a UM team MC would have been on!! I loved the way they played...we used to do that...and NEED to FIND that Intensity and DESIRE to WIN!!! He aint coming here, but I do like his vision.

We have to find an intense coach with a FORWARD looking vision...and everyone has to answer to him...not to the AD, not to the BOT....Tsully would agree....he is the boss!! I love our history, but the past is past...nice to muse on...but like the MC5 say....Future is NOW!!!

This is not going to work...fire em all!!!
Happy New Year to the Family!!!

VAC

Go Canes!!


Posted by: CaneRock | January 02, 2020 at 01:06 PM

What up CR. Happy New Year.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: raizecane | January 02, 2020 at 02:00 PM


Helton at USC is probably a done deal already. If not he should probably be there.

raizecane

Don't know about 5 worst......but the following 4 are in the "hotseat" -

herman - texas
sumlin - arizona
muschamp - south carolina
dantonio - michigan state

nemo2020 (fka nemo2002)

Let's conduct a poll.
Who are the FIVE worst head coaches in the entire FBS?
P.S. You only have to list the other FOUR contenders.

86Cane

Oh and BTW, the coach Manny went to replace at Temple, Geoff Collins, well he went to GT, and in his first year, beat Manny 28-21.

The hits just keep on coming!

86Cane

Wait Didn't Manny take a job at Temple only to rescind this decsion like two weeks later? Is that just a "fake out" or is that lying enough for you?

"I am so excited to be in Philly and honored to be the head coach at Temple University," said Diaz. "I can't wait to get in front of our Temple TUFF guys and then to get on the road recruiting. I am looking forward to bringing in a great class of guys that want to take Temple to the next level."

On December 13, 2018, Diaz was named the 28th head football coach at Temple University, replacing Geoff Collins, who left to become the head coach at Georgia Tech. However, Diaz never coached a game and left to return to Miami as their head football coach on December 30, 2018. Diaz apologized for the circumstances and said "I hate the way this unfolded with respect to Temple...I was given a tremendous opportunity to lead the Temple program and...I do hope that the Temple players, administration and fans appreciate the uniqueness of this situation and the overwhelming pull to stay home."[9]

Head fake!

A wink is as good as a nod to a blind squirrel?

86Cane

CANESPACE DESPERADOES
. . . reporting for action, sir!

Posted by: alpine | January 02, 2020 at 11:40 AM

Well played Sir!

CaneRock

2) Butch is a lying snake who's time here ended the day he slithered out of town here in 2000. Used to like him and understood why he bolted but the way he's continued to try and rewrite history the last few years shows him for exactly what he is.

He has one 10 win season in TWENTY years of coaching and beating this pathetic, lazy, poorly coached Canes team makes him 0% more qualified to ever be on our sidelines again. He is an average coach who struck lightning in a bottle, once.


Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 02, 2020 at 08:34 AM

Al Golden did the very same things and you castrated Him with yo' lips!!!

Keep slurpin', slurper!!!

raizecane

CMD is looking for these guys to come in via the transfer portal to beef up our offensive line for next season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DP6Xd9NR5w

alpine

^^above re: Posted by: 86Cane | January 02, 2020 at 10:19 AM

alpine

CANESPACE DESPERADOES
. . . reporting for action, sir!

Terrance M Sullivan

Soupster, Raize I spit my Sam Adams Beer out last night when I got the Email from The Miami Ticket's for next year. Amen on watching Not only Oregon and Wisconsin but watching Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma Offensive Lines makes me envious and longing for better days as well. Our Whole Football operation needs to be upgraded and the money is there but our commitment from the BOT and AD is lacking and that is tragic.

86Cane

Watching the Oregon and Wisky Offensive Lines at work made me envious and long for better days.

86Cane

I agree talking about Butch is like grasping at straws. But desperate people do desperate things.

And believe me Miami fans are DESPERATE!

desperate [ des-per-it, -prit ]

adjective

1. reckless or dangerous because of despair, hopelessness, or urgency:
a desperate killer.

2. having an urgent need, desire, etc.:
desperate for attention;
desperate to find a job.

3. leaving little or no hope; very serious or dangerous:
a desperate illness.

4. extremely bad; intolerable or shocking:
clothes in desperate taste.

HerbieIbis

Dam, we still talking about Butch. Butch couldn't get us out of this nightmare.
Power struggle be tween BOT members and Jake Blames and then Manny not wanting a ramrod type guy over looking him. Not guys anywhere to be found and still no OC. Either we must be waiting on a Cristobal answer or the OC he is after coaches for either Clemson or LSU, otherwise why the wait.

86Cane

"Start the new year by becoming a season ticket holder".

Posted by: raizecane | January 02, 2020 at 10:07 AM

Me too. I about spit my coffee out!

raizecane

Just got an email with the following subject line - "Start the new year by becoming a season ticket holder".

alpine

https://caneswarning.com/2019/12/31/miami-football-fans-obsession-butch-davis-needs-end/

Posted by: raizecane | January 02, 2020 at 08:55 AM

not worth your time

raizecane

Sorry of posted twice.......

https://caneswarning.com/2019/12/31/miami-football-fans-obsession-butch-davis-needs-end/

86Cane

He has one 10 win season in TWENTY years of coaching and beating this pathetic, lazy, poorly coached Canes team makes him 0% more qualified to ever be on our sidelines again. He is an average coach who struck lightning in a bottle, once.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 02, 2020 at 08:34 AM

Let's try to be clear:

1. I am not one of those who is saying BBB (Bring Back Butch) at THIS time in history. But I do wish he had never left and/or left the way he did. I think it was the biggest mistake in his career.

2. I was in favor of brining him back when we hired Golden or Richt. Golden was probably a mistake and the mistake he made was not firing his butt buddy No D or he may still be here.

3. When we hired Richt the knock against Butch then was he was too old and tired to bring him back. Turns out that is exactly what Richt was, and now he too, is history.

4. The bottom line is this: The ONLY argument I am making is that for as bad as Butch is for lying and "slithering out of town" is that he is better than the current head coach we have as he demonstrated where it counts, on the field. To that there is no arguement or debate.

So for people to trash Butch as morally inferior human being who once made the tragic mistake of telling a lie is just ludicrous. If we had a halfway decent head coach we wouldn't even be talking about Butch. But we don't.

So where does that leave us? It leaves us living here in our pretty little glass house throwing rocks around everywhere after being soundly beaten by Butch and band of FIU rejects and rag tags living with "what could never happen".

Life is strange that way, wouldn't you agree?

86Cane

I see how you are - wait for an old guy to go to sleep then insult him -

Posted by: KYcane | January 02, 2020 at 08:21 AM

I figured you for an "early to bed, early to rise" kinda guy so I thought the coast would be clear to hurl insults your way late at night. My insitincts were correct!

Go Canes!!

Couple of things about the recent blog entries:

1) Mario's team was totally outplayed last night but still found a way to win. If Wisconsin doesn't turn it over four times, including the most wtf thing I've seen in a long time from their punter, everyone would be railing him for putting up 200 yds of offense behind the best OL and QB in the PAC 12.

But Wisconsin did and they capitalized on it. That's what good teams do.

2) Butch is a lying snake who's time here ended the day he slithered out of town here in 2000. Used to like him and understood why he bolted but the way he's continued to try and rewrite history the last few years shows him for exactly what he is.

He has one 10 win season in TWENTY years of coaching and beating this pathetic, lazy, poorly coached Canes team makes him 0% more qualified to ever be on our sidelines again. He is an average coach who struck lightning in a bottle, once.


KYcane

except for KYCane.

That guy sucks.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 01, 2020 at 09:54 PM

I see how you are - wait for an old guy to go to sleep then insult him -

alpine

fun blogging of the chippy sort; i like it

. . . i guess everyone has now had their snickers?

and don't forget to wash your hands . . .

JaxCane

Posted by: solarcane | January 01, 2020 at 11:58 PM

Peace Solar

JaxCane

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 01, 2020 at 11:59 PM

If this articles doesn't says hire Butch I don't know what does.

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