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December 17, 2019

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raizecane

Hoping for the best, but unfortunately preparing for the worst.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | December 25, 2019 at 11:02 PM

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Sounds about right......

Go Canes!!

A belated very Merry Christmas to all of you out there on the space.

Have no idea what's going to happen tomorrow. Hoping for the best, but unfortunately preparing for the worst.

VA Cane

Alot of the news from our camp does not sound good or inspired. Another Peach Bowl like game? Hope not but vets do not care. This is why I said bowl should have been voted down...by coaches, AD, BOT...they got to know kids are done

86Cane

GAME DAY BLOG AT 5 AM.

86Cane

If you want a worm, be an early bird.

5:00 AM NEW BLOG IS UP!

solarcane


MERRY CHRISTMAS

https://youtu.be/gtRf8gD59Aw

58 Straight

Happy Birthday to 86/58 straight/Tom/Charlie Brown and whoever else he chooses to be ;-)

Posted by: CGNC | December 24, 2019 at 02:24 PM

Tru dat!

58 Straight

Merry Christmas to all The Arm Chair Boyz!

Posted by: HerbiIbis | December 25, 2019 at 12:29 AM

Back at U Herb!

58 Straight

Next Canespace tumbler drawing will be at 3pm on gameday! 1st one to post wins it!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | December 25, 2019 at 01:07 AM

You folks get your trigger fingers ready....this guy delivers the goods

Posted by: KYcane | December 25, 2019 at 07:36 AM

There IT is right there.

raizecane

May you and your family have a blessed day......Merry Christmas to all.

I will be celebrating Festivus - Here is how -

Get a Festivus pole. Search your home for an aluminum pole. ...
Prepare a Festivus dinner. Meatloaf preferably
Air your grievances. ...
Join in the Feats of Strength. ...
Call all slightly non-routine events 'Festivus miracles'

roachcane77

Not winning either day :-)
Posted by: CGNC | December 25, 2019 at 09:39 AM

Yeah... We pretty much need a Christmas miracle.😂

CGNC

Merry Christmas Everyone

CGNC

Posted by: roachcane77 | December 24, 2019 at 08:04 PM

LOL I am confused with the day off in the middle of the week. Not winning either day :-)

KYcane

Next Canespace tumbler drawing will be at 3pm on gameday! 1st one to post wins it!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | December 25, 2019 at 01:07 AM

You folks get your trigger fingers ready....this guy delivers the goods

VA Cane

Merry Christmas especially to Mrs Soup and the boss....fearless leaders.
Many empanadas and bong hits!
Score....34 13....ijs

VA Cane

Rare bird that T sully. Merry Christmas to all!

roachcane77

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to ALL of our Canespace family!

Here's hoping Santa gives us a belated gift of a fired up bunch of Hurricanes tomorrow!

Sarasota 'cane

Merry Christmas Canespace peeps!

34-13 Canes!

Next Canespace tumbler drawing will be at 3pm on gameday! 1st one to post wins it!

HerbiIbis

Merry Christmas to all The Arm Chair Boyz!

Terrance M Sullivan

Once Again I am saying this for the Soupster We Lose 34-13 on Thursday to Louisiana Tech!

KYcane

To all of you

Many blessings and hope you and your families have a healthy and prosperous year.

HerbieIbis

Dam right we lose 27-17. Article didn't say anything we didn't k how or hadn't said. Us arm chair boys know what's up and it ain't Enos, it ain't our qb's, and it definitely ain't our offensive line. Tell us something we don't know!

roachcane77

I don't think we win on Friday. There I said it.
Posted by: CGNC | December 24, 2019 at 02:24 PM

I'm pretty sure we play Thursday... (4pm, ESPN)

So you're actually right... we won't win on Friday EITHER... (LOL 😂)

BigWindyCane1

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article237848684.html#storylink=cpy

Posted by: solarcane | December 24, 2019 at 06:20 PM

Great article. I always wondered if CMD and Enos would sit down and study film after each game, and identify what worked and what failed, then develop a game plan around their players strengths and minimize their weaknesses.

This is what good coaching means - to put the Canes in the best place to win given their attributes. But that obviously didn’t happen.

I hope it changes next season, and it must change or CMD will be on a short leash.

solarcane

For Herb, Harry, and those that don't get The Herald

Examining the Miami Hurricanes metrics, what’s most worrisome and what they mean
BY BARRY JACKSON
DECEMBER 24, 2019 04:00 PM

BY AL DIAZ
Asking and answering 10 questions as we break down the University of Miami Hurricanes’ disappointing football season, with numbers and some thoughts courtesy of our metrics correspondent, Daniel Gould:

▪ UM gave up the fourth-most sacks in the country (47). Who relinquished the most and what’s the 2020 solution?

Left tackle Zion Nelson permitted 11, most in the country and most on the team. Center Corey Gaynor yielded five, and guard Navaughn Donaldson, guard Jakai Clark and right tackle DJ Scaife each relinquished three apiece.

2) freshman Jalen Rivers is ready to take over either tackle position (more likely right tackle) and push Scaife to guard. OR

3) John Campbell wins the right tackle job.


There’s little reason to believe Kai Leon Herbert or one of the other young linemen will suddenly become better than the starters, but I suppose it’s possible. Guard Cleveland Reed will get another chance, too; he’s back after not attracting much interest in the transfer portal.

▪ How did UM’s final regular-season offensive stats compare to last year’s under Mark Richt?

Not well, which was immensely disappointing.

UM averaged 27.8 points per game, which was 73rd in the country. That compared with 28.8 points and 65th in the country in 2018. If only FBS opponents were factored in, the 2018 Canes also averaged slightly more points (24.8 to 24.6).

The Canes were last in third-down conversions (26.3 percent), compared with 59th in 2018 under Richt (39.4 percent).

Miami finished 127th of 130 teams in sacks allowed, with 47. That’s well above the 27 relinquished in Richt’s final season.

Miami was 120th in rushing at 121.8 yards per game, compared with 45th last season at 191.5.

UM’s TD percentage on red zone trips ranked 96th, compared with 35th in 2018.

I would expect offensive changes but it’s not yet clear what they will be. Coordinator Dan Enos has told recruits he will return.

▪ Defensively, who was the best Cane in pass coverage this season?

Cornerback Al Blades; he allowed 11 of 33 passes thrown in his coverage area to be caught, for 151 yards, two interceptions and no touchdowns.

Trajan Bandy was decent, allowing 19 of 44 passes in his coverage area to be caught, but for too many yards (274, 14.4 per catch) and one touchdown, with no interceptions.

As we reported Saturday, a teammate said Bandy is leaning strongly toward turning pro; he has family financial and medical issues.

▪ Who was the worst in pass coverage this season?

Safety Amari Carter gave up 212 yards on just nine completions (in 17 targets). Cornerback DJ Ivey allowed the most yards (349, on 24 for 41 completions). Those players, in particular, permitted too many big plays and both must be better in 2020.

Among all defensive backs, sophomore safety Gurvan Hall allowed the most touchdowns (three), while allowing 18 of 32 balls thrown in his coverage area to be caught, for 179 yards. UM believes he has the highest ceiling of their safeties; he wasn’t bad but he didn’t quite fulfill lofty expectations, either.

The linebackers again were uneven in pass coverage, with Shaq Quarterman allowing 14 completions in 21 targets for 153 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Pinckney allowing 12 of 17 but for a modest 67 yards and two touchdowns. Pinckney won’t play in the Independence Bowl.

The striker play was OK, not exceptional. Departing Romeo Finley allowed 15 completions in 31 targets for 166 yards with one touchdown and one interception. And Gilbert Frierson - next season’s likely starting striker - allowed 133 yards on just five completions.

▪ Who led UM in dropped passes?

Wide receiver KJ Osborn, with nine, which was disappointing. But at least he had 45 catches. He’ll get a chance in an NFL camp.

Tight end Will Mallory was second in drops with six and had only 12 catches; he was among UM’s most disappointing players on offense and he must be a lot better as a junior in 2020.

▪ Which receivers or tight ends caught the highest percentage of passes thrown to them and who caught the lowest percent?

Receiver Mark Pope, who caught 15 of 23 passes thrown to him for 243 yards and two touchdowns (with three drops) and Brevin Jordan (35 for 49, 495, two touchdowns). Pope needs to get the ball more next season. So, obviously, does Jordan.

Mallory caught the lowest percent: just 12 of 28.

▪ Who threw the better deep ball between Jarren Williams and N’Kosi Perry?

Williams; on passes thrown at least 20 yards in the air, he completed 13 of 29 for 465 yards and seven touchdowns and one interception.

Perry was 8 for 21 on those throws for 287 yards, two touchdowns and no picks.

Williams was also more accurate on throws between 11 and 19 yards (61 percent to 47 percent).

▪ How did snaps break down among the receivers?

Osborn had 612; Mike Harley 483; Jeff Thomas 361, Wiggins 289, Pope 154, Brian Hightower 103 before entering the transfer portal and Jeremiah Payton 25.

▪ What about the snap breakdown on the competitive defensive line?

At end, Jon Garvin played 588, Greg Rousseau 451, Trevon Hill 356 and Scott Patchan 254 after beginning the season as a starter.

At defensive tackle, Jon Ford played 427, Pat Bethel 407, Nesta Silvera 185, Chigozie Nnoruka 183 and Jordan Miller 147.

▪ Who played the most offensive or defensive snaps among natural freshmen?

Nelson with 768, followed by Clark with 706 and cornerback T’Cory Couch with 48.

▪ What did Gould conclude after studying every play the offense ran? He made several cogent points:

“The lack of a QB read on shotgun runs was a huge issue. It made short yardage harder than it needed to be and the defense just never had to account for it. That and so many plays were run to boundary/rolling left, which as tendency breakers is fine, but it was basically the regular and was ineffective.

“Protections with the offensive line/quarterback never looked right. Just made things way too hard on young OL & young QB. The offense ran a ton of different plays but wasn’t particular good at any of them and didn’t have a certain thing it could lean on when it needed a big play.

“I never saw an effort to focus the offense on getting certain players the ball, or using players in ways that maximized their skill set. Mallory is good while running but was being used on five-yard stop routes. Thomas wasn’t used downfield enough while Harley was getting deep targets. DeeJay Dallas is an ex-wide receiver but was only used on screens.

“Overall execution never looked right. I don’t know if it was just too many plays to get good at them or not being taught how to execute the plays correctly, but a lot of it was just so messy. OL/TEs just consistently not blocking people, RBs timing/angles had lots of issues. Receivers in bunch [sets] weren’t very good.

“The play calling/scheme and execution were both so volatile it just ruined so many plays. The offense against Louisville wasn’t different in any way from the rest of the year, but that day all the run/pass options worked and the offensive line did enough to let the running backs make big plays. And then the same offense against FIU has every RPO [run/pass option] batted down and the run game doing nothing.

“It just looked like [offensive coordinator Dan] Enos wanted to run his offense (which is a perfectly fine offense) with players that didn’t fit in anyway. He didn’t have the fullback, the blocking tight ends, the big offensive line, but did have the athletic QBs, athletic receivers but ran an offense that didn’t use any of that.”

QUICK STUFF

A UM player said some of the veterans on the team don’t seem terribly interested or motivated to play this Independence Bowl game. And that should be a big concern because Louisiana Tech should be highly motivated. That’s one reason why playing some of the hungry freshmen would seem to be a good idea.

The player said the offense struggled against the scout team defense during parts of practice last week - I wasn’t given an update on this week’s practices in Shreveport - and Tate Martell’s performance remained erratic.

This game is important in the sense that a loss would mean a 6-7 finish and make it more difficult to lure recruits or grad transfers with Miami’s remaining half-dozen-or-so scholarships.

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article237848684.html#storylink=cpy

IraqiCane

Merry Christmas Canespace Fam!

BigWindyCane1

‘‘Tis is the Season!

Happy birthday Soup!

“Noche Buena” y Feliz Navidad todo el mundo!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Kwanzaa!

Happy holidays!

Canes win convincingly, 34-13!

CGNC

Merry Christmas Eve Canespacers!

DTX - Yes, if Omar could see what we are talking about now - we have actually morphed ourselves into the Legion of Doom - but we had help, not our fault and does not make us bad people LOL.

I don't think we win on Friday. There I said it.

Solar good find on Little Drummer Boy.

Happy Birthday to 86/58 straight/Tom/Charlie Brown and whoever else he chooses to be ;-)

Terrance M Sullivan

Merry Christmas Canespacers I Love U All! Let's Win This Walk-ons Weed Whacker Bowl to have a Winning Record This Year and for The Soupster for a Birthday Present.

Harry Miller

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and a happy ending to the day.

86Cane

Harry thanks for the kind words. Let's hope the Canes can win the bowl game on my birthday.

Merry Christmas to you and all of the other 'Spacers out there!

Harry Miller

Merry Christmas and a great New Year to all Canespace fans.

Soup thanks for hanging in with the greatest blog and bloggers around. Just think How much better this could be if we had a great team again. Lets hope we are on our way starting with a convincing win in the Bowl game. WE deserve it.

86Cane

Maybe it came across wrong. Wasn't meant as an attack just saying I have good friends where that's their reason for not wanting to see the kids get paid. They are entitled to their position. I just don't agree with it.

Posted by: Hillview cane | December 24, 2019 at 08:04 AM

OK, understood. Just do not try to paint all who differ with the same broad brush.

alpine

some good thoughts here:

https://www.stateoftheu.com/2019/12/23/21035716/miami-hurricanes-football-christmas-list-for-hurricanes-louisiana-tech-bulldogs-more

BigWindyCane1

Happy holidays!

It’s tough being stuck in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, but this is what the Canes earned. If the Canes want a better bowl game next year, they need to work harder, play smarter and win more games.

In the meantime, the Canes should be thankful to be in any kind of bowl game, then go out and win this game because losing that game would make a very disappointing season even worse

Hillview cane

Posted by: 86Cane | December 22, 2019 at 05:28 PM

Maybe it came across wrong. Wasn't meant as an attack just saying I have good friends where that's their reason for not wanting to see the kids get paid. They are entitled to their position. I just don't agree with it.

DallasTX Cane

I hear U Solar. I’m afraid folks are in for another disappointment. I don’t know much but I know there’s no way Enos installs an entire new offense with a radically different style in the 3 extra weeks of practice between season and bowl. Hell, I’ll be happy if we can figure out the snap count and how offsides works.

86 - Thanks for keeping Da ‘Space going for another year! Think about how many Canes coaches have come and gone, while here U remain. Who’d have thunk it back back in the Omar blog days?!?

Happy Holidays to All! Special shout outs to those old Skool Legionaries still going strong... CGNC, looking at U here! Here’s a toast to a better year in The 2-0-2-0!! Saaluuute

solarcane

but trust me, Maria is good
Posted by: 58 Straight | December 23, 2019 at 11:18 PM

This I do trust you on, she is a peach and you are a lucky man.

58 Straight

Tell Maria I think she will be canonized a saint one day

Posted by: solarcane | December 23, 2019 at 06:56 PM

When Mother Teresa heard that we got married back in 1990 she already granted Maria that designation back in 1992 after she looked into my background. Apparently for me growing up Catholic wasn't good enough but trust me, Maria is good!

solarcane

Same to you Cane W Happy Holidays

CaneWarrior

Solar, well said! - although Soup’s good points do show up especially keeping this blog open.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and healthy 2020.

solarcane

Congratulations Tom.
Tell Maria I think she will be canonized a saint one day

86Cane

Soup
Don’t you have an anniversary coming up in the next few days?

Posted by: KYcane | December 23, 2019 at 01:48 PM

It was Sunday 12/22. Twenty Nine Years! We went to Dunedin and did an overnight. Salt water, seafood and well you know anniversary stuff.

If you want to keep up with my REAL life outside of this blog send me a friend request on Facebook. Anniversary trip photos are there:

https://www.facebook.com/tompopadak

86Cane

Everything is good, soup and I both know neither one of us know anything about anything but will never admit it to each other in public.

Posted by: solarcane | December 23, 2019 at 10:29 AM

There IT is right there.

#Fact

solarcane

Be awesome this Christmas gang

https://youtu.be/a0mT-zNxRMw

solarcane

Thanks for the encouragement DTX,Big Al, skool,CGNC,
One of my New Year's resolutions is to not remind people on here what a cluster the team is.

I am going to shift to the guided discovery method and let fans figure out That Smell all by themselves.

I do have a sliver of hope with VanDyke coming on board.
With about 5 or 6 four star running backs on the roster maybe we see something positive in the bowl.

You are very very correct about peace DTX. I think you know me pretty well and know how I roll.

Terrance M Sullivan

I will be at the Walk-Ons Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday for the Bowl Game Watch 6401 North Andrews Avenue at The Cypress Creek Shopping Station!

Old Skool

Before the holidays and travel get me totally distracted, let me be the first to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and to Tom a Happy Birthday and after that Happy New Year

I'm going to miss the bowl and see Manchester City play the Wolverhampton Wolves in what will likely be a cold, rainy game.

Hope Tate, Lorenzo and Brooks ball out and that the receivers spend a lot of time lining up outside the hash marks far away from the football

Terrance M Sullivan

I hope it happens sooner than that. I asked Santa for it.

Posted by: CGNC | December 23, 2019 at 02:04 PM
Oh I hope so and asked Santa for it as well. Hopefully Good Ole Saint Nick can answer us in a very timely manner.

CGNC

Enjoy this metal version of the Grinch song by Small Town Titans (thanks for finding them Solar)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGcDFQpOy70

CGNC

Solar, LOL on Manny Navarro - I think Uncle Enos blocked him on twitter, but not sure.

CGNC


Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | December 22, 2019 at 11:42 AM

I hope it happens sooner than that. I asked Santa for it.

alpine

Wait a second...Being a devout Miami Hurricane fan isn't heaven...
Well I'll be damn

(Big Al did you see what I did there?)

Posted by: solarcane | December 23, 2019 at 10:34 AM

LOL, soul'r
. . . yes, i did see what you did there . . . and over there

to you & your wife, a wonderful holiday with lots of cheer
. . . and on thursday, lots of reason for cheering

KYcane

Soup
Don’t you have an anniversary coming up in the next few days?

DallasTX Cane

Happy Holidays Solar! Lot of good sports out there. Just watch & enjoy the competition and athleticism. It beats being a miserable Hurricanes fan and unable to enjoy great games or performances just because U r always comparing to how pathetic the u program is right now. It’s just a game in the big picture. Family Friends Love & Life. Most of us were Canes fans before they ever won anything. Were they more deserving back in the 70’s?

Peace.... remember?

HerbieIbis

Being a Miami Hurricane fan is like living between Heaven and hell. It's like our toes are a quarter inch from the flames right now. I can feel the heat.

solarcane

Wait a second...Being a devout Miami Hurricane fan isn't heaven...
Well I'll be damn

(Big Al did you see what I did there?)

solarcane

Wat up DTX, Happy Holiday my man.

Everything is good, soup and I both know neither one of us know anything about anything but will never admit it to each other in public.

DallasTX Cane

Solar vs. 86.... Least satisfying blob “war” ever?...

alpine

Posted by: 86Cane | December 23, 2019 at 08:13 AM

purgatory as purgation; heaving before heaven? manny before manna?

alpine

I will say this: IF Manny can find some magic fairy dust and find a way to get this thing turned around it is going to come as the bigeest, and maybe best, surprise to Hurricane fans ever. Might even make it sweeter than it could have been if he did it right outta da gate.

Posted by: 86Cane | December 23, 2019 at 07:59 AM

this is a great post!!
. . . made better by you using a french-sounding "bigeest"; totally underlined your point!

86Cane

Read this allthe way through. Sounds promising at the end:

The real doctrine consists of the conviction that God’s mercy and justice must be kept intact and upheld. God’s divine mercy refers to the fact that he forgives any sin as long as the sinner is truly repentant and sorry. God’s justice, however, is that good is rewarded and evil punished. Catholics believe that purgatory evens the score and fulfills justice while accommodating mercy. They believe that purgatory isn’t a place but a spiritual state of the soul in which it’s purified before entering heaven. Known as the Church Suffering, the souls in purgatory are definitely and absolutely going to heaven, just not yet.

86Cane

I will say this: IF Manny can find some magic fairy dust and find a way to get this thing turned around it is going to come as the bigeest, and maybe best, surprise to Hurricane fans ever. Might even make it sweeter than it could have been if he did it right outta da gate. Time will tell.

Now, about this bowl game...

86Cane

but I will admit I still have a tiny bit of regret I didn't let skool hold your head under water for a couple minutes when he had a shot.

Posted by: solarcane | December 22, 2019 at 11:16 PM

Hey, I am with you on this. I regret it too. Had Skool been successful it would have saved me a lot of misery and aggravation over the years having blog wars and watching crappy football.

I could have been in Heaven but instead I am still stuck in football hell. Damn you Old Skool!

alpine

alpine short takes:

- thought manny did good to keep the recruiting class together

- thought manny did a bad job at presser; as some have already pointed out, too many words, including too many putting "culture" & "change" together and not enough putting "football system", "coaches" & "change" together

- i disagree with some of you regarding larranaga being no-good/over-the-hill . . . considering the extreme porn-worthy screw-job the NCAA did on him/canes bb, it's amazing that he's fielding such a decent team in a non-basketball school this year

alpine

nice article about vasiljevic, who's growth i've enjoyed watching:

https://hurricanesports.com/news/2019/12/19/mens-basketball-persistence-pays-off.aspx

alpine

soup - sent you a blog, if you want some filler between now and gameday

greetings & congrats to those finding ways of blogging these days; i've enjoyed reading some of your stuff!

. . . also enjoyed me some canes' mens & womens bball

and enjoyed seeing more hurns, trent harris & walford on the fins sunday

Don

This article in the Miami Herald sums up the failed tenure of Mike Rumph as Cornerback's coach. He is complaining about only having five or six scholarship corners at a time instead of seven or eight. Well maybe if he recruited better in a region that is full of elite corners and is his home region he wouldn't have that problem. Rumph may be a very good former player and I respect him for that but he is a joke as a recruiter and coach and he really needs to be replaced ASAP.

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article238624228.html0lllpl"

HerbieIbis

College football is the only sport worth watching on tv. The ratings may have a little ebb and flow but for the most part up. I get sick of basketball. It seems like it's on every second of the day.

solarcane

I get you soup,
but I will admit I still have a tiny bit of regret I didn't let skool hold your head under water for a couple minutes when he had a shot.
No matter what you and me are in it to win it, that's the truth

86Cane

Solar...if at this point in our realtionship you don't realize that I was just "kicking the ant pile" then you need to get a grip!

I was just trying to start a fight to get things heated with you on here. I thought you might play along but you missed the first clue.

It's all good, no harm, no foul! For those of you following along, here it is:

We are stuck here in football purgatory.

Any questions?

solarcane

Let me see if I got this,
We are going to let sully hold a hundred dollars of our money for five years, FIVE YEARS, to see who wins a bet half a decade from now???? you are shyting me for sure.

You really go off the rails and get your feelings hurt when someone questions your logic,calm down.
When you learn nobody realy cares if someone is right or wrong on here your blood pressure will be much healthier and that will make both of us feel much better,I don't want to be the one that gives you a heart attack about talking about football.

Come to think of it I probably should have let skool drown you when he had his chanceto lol


86Cane

1. You know we are pretty damn tight and you also know,talking down to me as though you are an authority on some subject that I probably figure you don't know much about one way or the other,isn't going to change my mind.

2. College football isn't going anywhere the ratings are the highest its ever been, small schools aren't going out of business anytime soon.

Posted by: solarcane | December 22, 2019 at 10:29 PM

1. Don't know much about? I am not trying to change your old stubborn grouchy narrow azz mind, because you wouldn't know shyte if it came from a bull.

2. I will bet you $100 today that in five years college football ratings will go down on national TV. If U are in we will let Terrance hold the $$$? I am talking about a $100 deposit today. Let me know when you back down from your high horse?

solarcane

" In your very short sighted and misguided assessment of college football I am not just talking about Miami but many,"

Soup soup soup,
Simma down now.

Because someone doesn't agree with
Your statement doesn't make you right or wrong.

You know we are pretty damn tight and you also know,talking down to me as though you are an authority on some subject that I probably figure you don't know much about one way or the other,isn't going to change my mind.

College football isn't going anywhere the ratings are the highest its ever been, small schools aren't going out of business anytime soon.


86Cane

I believe Notre Dame,the Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, and others will have no trouble selling tickets to their fans long after everyone currently on Canespace are dead and gone.

Posted by: solarcane | December 22, 2019 at 08:49 PM

You just proved my point.

The largest schools with the largest alumni fan bases or winning traditions will sell. The others will not. In your very short sighted and misguided assessment of college football I am not just talking about Miami but many, many other schools who can never compete at the Championship level. Or keep their fan bases' interest in this current trend of college athletics.

You can continue to bash Miami's current situation, and revel in their demise as you seem to do, but I am talking about a MUCH larger subject matter and that is the current and future state of college football.

Don't get it twisted, sister.

solarcane

By Stewart Mandel Dec 20, 2019 150

In the age of cord cutting and ever-growing entertainment options, the vast majority of headlines involving sports TV ratings are bad. NBA viewership is plummeting. NASCAR ratings last year were the lowest on record. This year’s World Series was the third-least watched ever.

But college football’s 2019 regular season proved a refreshing departure for the networks that paid hundreds of millions of dollars to show it. TV audiences were up — in many cases, way up.

“The SEC on CBS” saw a remarkable 24-percent year-over-year increase, resulting in the network’s most-watched season (average 7.1 million viewers) since 1990. FOX enjoyed its most-watched season (3.7 million), with a 12-percent bump from 2018. ESPN’s networks, which include ABC, enjoyed a four-percent increase for their 247 games (3.9 million viewers for ABC, 1.8 million for the cable networks).

Even ESPN and FOX’s pregame shows and ESPN’s weekly CFP rankings shows saw...


solarcane

Nobody will go to games. Stadiums will suffer.

I believe Notre Dame,the Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, and others will have no trouble selling tickets to their fans long after everyone currently on Canespace are dead and gone.

College football has always been a buisness,the guys running the profitable programs know a lot more about what they are doing than we do.

If the Hurricanes were in the top 5 or six for five years straight super fans like sully would be right there regardless of ticket prices.
As Bruce Hornsby says That's just the way it is.

roachcane77

Say it ain't so, Manny said on Joe Rose last week "We have to put a better product on the field to convince these So. Flo. Boys to stay home.
Posted by: SPAAARED | December 22, 2019 at 07:58 PM

Our coaching staff is clueless... "put a better product on the field.. "

That's on YOU and your cronies, dumb@ss! Your OC doesn't even understand what a spread offense is!!

SPAAARED

Say it ain't so, Manny said on Joe Rose last week "We have to put a better product on the field to convince these So. Flo. Boys to stay home. Ya Think and even then, it's to take more than a one year wonder season. Maybe after 3 we get who we want.

58 Straight

college football is going to contract badly.

Posted by: TonyCane | December 22, 2019 at 06:06 PM

CONTRACT BADLY?

Nope, it is going to die.

Nobody will go to games. Stadiums will suffer.

But the real and FINAL kicker will be when the TV revenue dries up when nobody watches but the fans of 4-8 teams who win every year because of money, conference ties, recruiting cash and head coaches.

HerbiIbis

Tony,
Get use to it because at least 2 of those teams are going to be their, for the foreseeable future.

TonyCane

2. Agree 100%. NFL, MLB, NBA are all dead to me. I may catch the occaisonal game when I have nothing better to do or time to kill but I am not stopping my life to see an event. College football will be the ruin of ALL college sports eventually. My life will get immensely easier and happier as a result of NCAA sports dieing a slow, and I predict, miserable death.

Posted by: 86Cane | December 22, 2019 at 05:28 PM

If it is just Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia, LSU, Clemson, and one wildcard competing for the national championship tournament each year for the next few decades, college football is going to contract badly.

86Cane

1. The New SEC TV deal will give schools at minimum an EXTRA 20 million per year. Over 60 mil per year for the TV deal alone! Your worries are similar to coaches being paid more than President's of Universities and AD's. It works itself out.

2. There will be issues for CFB going forward that are bigger than paying players.

3. Some people are bothered to see kids get paid and make more than them. Especially adults who work hard. Kids are on youtube making 20 mill plus a year for playing with toys. But to me, who cares. I want to see the kids play so pay the kids.

Posted by: Hillviewcane | December 21, 2019 at 10:34 AM

1. Please take some time to explain what you mean in more detail. Not sure I completely understand your argument here but I am willing to hear you out on this.

2. Agree 100%. NFL, MLB, NBA are all dead to me. I may catch the occaisonal game when I have nothing better to do or time to kill but I am not stopping my life to see an event. College football will be the ruin of ALL college sports eventually. My life will get immensely easier and happier as a result of NCAA sports dieing a slow, and I predict, miserable death.

3. This is where you lose the debate and everyone who doesn't agree with your point of view. Your argument was doing just fine on it's own merits until you stooped so low as to insult everyone else who could even possibly consider disagreeing with you. Epic debate failure.

Try again and play fair.

Terrance M Sullivan

Appreciate it BigWindy and total Agreement.

Terrance M Sullivan

Palmetto 57th Manny is The Woman who told you that your life would be better with her and instead it's worse. Or for CGNC, ML Alumni Palmetto 57th Manny is The Man who told you that your life would be better with him instead it's worse. Shaq and Mike deep down are pissed they came back Mike thankfully made it through healthy. Hopefully Shaq makes it through the bowl game healthy. I actually see us going 5-7 Next Year missing a Bowl Game and hopefully that will be enough to fire Blake James, Palmetto 57th Manny and the majority of the Staff. Especially the OC, DC, and STC.

BigWindyCane1

I will echo Solar’s comment about TSully — a true sports fan indeed!

BigWindyCane1

Aero,

I agree it’s way too early for Bandy. I hope he changes his mind.

It seems too many of out Canes leave school early for the NFL, making it even harder to build stability in the program. It’s hard to win with a roster full of young players.

I think Shaq and Pinckney are from more stable family background situations, and they demonstrate more leadership. Bandy, Garvin and JT4 appear to be upset with the direction of the program, and IMHO, they don’t see any benefit to or hope in returning .

Terrance M Sullivan

SolarCane Appreciate it My Friend!

AeroCane

Big windy
IMO
If bandy leaves its a mistake (low draft choice) however he sees this pathetic staff can’t improve him and this team is going nowhere so why not.

solarcane

sully,
you are a true sports fan my friend.g

Terrance M Sullivan

Had A Great Time at The Camelia Bowl here in Montgomery where Arkansas State defeated Florida International 34-26 in A Great Game. It was cool just to go to a Game where I had no team investment in it. Just supporting the Local Bowl Game. Now Drying and Warming Back Up at Home.

BigWindyCane1

FAU looked strong in their bowl game against SMU. They are an 11 win team, something that the Canes haven’t experienced since the early 2000s.

FIU in a close game against Arkansas St.

BigWindyCane1

Reports per Brian Monroe are that Bandy leaning towards declaring for the NFL draft

KYcane

Winning is better than sex
Posted by: Hillviewcane | December 21, 2019 at 10:34 AM

Well Hillview, not sure I’m on board with that but I do agree that planning a weekend around the shit show we’ve been exposed to is a total waste of time.

I would venture to say that recording the game so one could be having sex is a much better way to enjoy ones day.

BigWindyCane1

Canes men win, 91-60

BigWindyCane1

The Canes men basketball team winning at home, 59-36, with 11:16 left in the game against Coppin State.

A win puts the Canes at 8-3. Not a great non-conference start, but not bad either. Canes seem to be getting better.

HillviewCane

Posted by: solarcane | December 20, 2019 at 01:20 PM

I think you just get more accurate readings the higher up you get on institutional ladder.

I am not sure how many of our guys are on the track team now but I feel like under BD all of our top skills guys ran track as well.

solarcane

Heck yea 15 years of toilet football with some of the worst head coaches in the programs history is no reason to get upset when the team almost wins every game playing the weakest D1 schedule in the NCAA.

I'm not a big fan of being in games in the fourth quarter. If you haven't dominated for the first 3 quarters you are depending on the other team to lose in the 4th quarter more than you are playing to win.

Hillviewcane

Soup

The New SEC TV deal will give schools at minimum an EXTRA 20 million per year. Over 60 mil per year for the TV deal alone! Your worries are similar to coaches being paid more than President's of Universities and AD's. It works itself out.

There will be issues for CFB going forward that are bigger than paying players.

1. There can only be so many good teams. When your team loses it sucks. It's emotional abuse. This year is probably the first time in 25 years there may have been 4 games in a UM season I didn't watch. And you know what...I was fine. There are a 1000 other channels to watch or stream now. I can find something that makes me feel better than watching my team lose. Winning is better than sex but watching them lose. I still love the team but...I want to enjoy the rest of my week.

Back in the day I had to know about other teams because I had to watch sportscenter to see my team highlights. Now I am hyperfocused only on UM stuff. That may hurt the greater game more.


Some people are bothered to see kids get paid and make more than them. Especially adults who work hard. Kids are on youtube making 20 mill plus a year for playing with toys. But to me, who cares. I want to see the kids play so pay the kids.


https://247sports.com/Article/SEC-college-football-TV-contract-CBS-ESPN-ABC-revenue-140925524/

86Cane

Miami is right. Things are great.

#HatersGonnaHate

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