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January 30, 2020

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The Word From The Herb

Let The Herb heap praise, where praise is deserved, Manuel, Manure, Manalito, Manhole or whatever but at least the mug had the Jewels to make significant changes, where the last couple coaches, Golden and Richt wouldn't.
It's not easy to admit failure and has in not so many words but in the changes he has made.
Berry, Enos and Stubblefield had no business being here. I could name another but he happens to be a piece of the stubbornness Manny has left. He will eventually cut his own throat.
Make no mistake, Manny loves this job and it remains to be seen, what the product on the field looks like. For his sake it better look good!
The recruiting was surprisingly above average. We got some nice pieces but we are still short at Cb in numbers, don't have an elite LB that I've seen yet and we don't have a dominate DT, that has shown himself.
We all know how bad the offensive line has been but the new system should mask a great deal of insuffientiencies.
Getting Easy Ed Reed is the icing on the cake.
Truth be known, that is probably what got us Avante in the end.
Don't want to hear about no Spring A-A, want to see production during game time. We have more than enough talent to bust everybody but Clemson. Now if we can get over the hump of losing on the road and losing to teams that have no business being in the ballpark with us, we can start our climb out of the abyss.

86Cane

Ed Reed's message to recruits and their parents: "If you don't want to compete, don't come here. Not while I'm around."

Posted by: CGNC | February 05, 2020 at 02:38 PM

I heard the whole interview live.

We will never lose another game.

Period.

VA Cane

CGNC getting on the ticket people...telling em fire James!!!
Tell em CGNC....thats awesome.
Nice work regarding ER20....we should have had that attitude years ago....by not doing real coach searches, allowing Coaches in name only....all of them were poor choices...even CMR....he was burnt when he came...this is what you end up with after 15 years...Winning has to matter...ER20 sure thinks so.

I agree with King starting...I cannot see Pornboy or Hip Shake Martell starting....the other two have no experience...green...I hope he will pan out...seems most logical choice.

Looking forward to seeing the changes in real time.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: CGNC | February 05, 2020 at 02:38 PM

Spoken like the actual head coach of the 2001 Miami Hurricane football team . . .

CGNC


The blob is aging.... NFL looking to hook the younger gen who grew up with porn at their fingertips. A crotch grab or pole dance doesn’t faze them. What the >50 demographic cares about isn’t relevant...

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | February 03, 2020 at 04:00 PM

LOL! We age on this blog like fine wine my friend. If the NFL is trying to get the younger demographic those two won't do it - younger generation listens to Kendrick Lamar, etc. For some reason the Super Bowl halftime show inspires the performers to have a personal platform or do weird things. I don't get it. A lot of the people I talked to at work did not watch the half-time show and many did not watch the Super Bowl at all

CGNC


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Also, Miami isn't even trying to hide this: D'Eriq King is here as the starter. It's not even a competition at this point.

Terrance M Sullivan

I Love It CGNC!

CGNC

The Need for Reed!!!


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Ed Reed's message to recruits and their parents: "If you don't want to compete, don't come here. Not while I'm around."

raizecane

Posted by: CGNC | February 05, 2020 at 02:16 PM

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CGNC ain't drinking the koolaid just yet.....bravo!!

CGNC

Got a call yesterday from UM Ticket Office who "wanted to know if I had received my ticket info package". I said yes but that I was not renewing. "Not even with the new changes?" I said no, unless they fire Blake James and get an AD that is serious about football as I need to see results on the field.

Williams probably flipped to UM with the hiring of the great E-Reed! :-)

raizecane

Great job by Banda with Williams. Number one safety in the country.

What a massive get.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | February 05, 2020 at 12:57 PM

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Huge flip. Informed my Gator friend and his response was "I guess he didn't want to play for a conference championship"....

TheHerb

Darin Branch, went from us to Ole Miss and signs with Georgia.

HerbieIbis

Now that we have 10 safeties, can we please get some CB's, uh next cycle!

Go Canes!!

Great job by Banda with Williams. Number one safety in the country.

What a massive get.

HerbieIbis

We finally got some light to shine on us Avante to Da U.

Terrance M Sullivan

Well Our Miami Hurricanes Finished with another Top 20 Class now Lets Have a Top 25 Type Season Let's Go Canes!

alpine

Posted by: HerbieIbis | February 05, 2020 at 11:54 AM

SEC teams are allowed to use a different set of rules

HerbieIbis

Don't know how the Crocs were able to do this but at present , counting signees and portal guys they are at 30, not counting the possibility of Avante William's. Either they had alot they could count back or they are counting them forward.

alpine

https://www.stateoftheu.com/2020/2/5/20964842/miami-hurricanes-2020-recruiting-notebook-cb-isaiah-dunson-cornerback-height-length-skill-athletic

Go Canes!!

Nice pickup of a consensus 4 Star DB by Rumph.

https://twitter.com/CanesFootball/status/1225045376232648704?s=20

BigWindyCane1

It’s national signing day, and not much going on out there. The early signing period and the transfer portal have rendered NSD uneventful

alpine

I like the old english letters better, than the new look.

Posted by: HerbieIbis | February 05, 2020 at 01:17 AM

herb coming out! . . . of the jane austen closet

alpine

RECRUITING DAY!!

- i'm looking forward to seeing who's joining canespace!

- hope soup busted his chops on the 'cruit-trail
. . . maybe he crashed the idaho blogs, so we can replace the xcellent blogging of The Dude, who evidently entered the transfer portal

HerbieIbis

I like the old english letters better, than the new look.

solarcane

. . not the most interesting article, but i love the photo; looks like borregales is practicing on a field where live ammo os being used

Posted by: alpine | February 05, 2020 at 12:16 AM

I liked the picture, I think they cropped out the FIU special teams coach running behind him with a gun.

alpine

our new kicker:
https://hurricanesports.com/news/2020/2/4/football-borregales-living-a-dream.aspx

. . . not the most interesting article, but i love the photo; looks like borregales is practicing on a field where live ammo os being used

alpine

- finally drag my sorry-ass out of bed after going thru about 150 tissues and not getting a whole lot of deep slumber #ihatecolds

- and my early morn includes getting to read an excellent canespace, led by a couple solar classics
. . . along with some too-true aging banter

- also beginning my a.m. with some herb-prescribed "pusher"! good one

- VA & some of you other old ugly-fugglies: maybe you'll agree with me, part of the enjoyment of some of that raw, old-time rock has to do the time-capsule rush it brings that automatically sweeps you back to the 60's/70's

VA Cane

Well played Al......both versions are really classic tunes....Skydog was incredible....I do have 2 unopened copies of the Skydog box set.....14 lps....sell for a lot...got them from a friend that owns a store in CA.....

I am looking forward to an interesting spring with all the changes....should show improvement in a lot of areas....we will see how the changes work...but it is a start.....

The Herb Is Pissed

My Red Sox trade Betts and Price and get 2 players, 2 and that's it for the second best player in baseball.
Bean town will be in an uproar for what they got back in return.
Now, if I own the Sox I ain't paying anyone 420 mil. for 12 years. In this say an time most players are on the downside around 33 to 35 and then be on the hook for 4 years of very little return, no way. Baseball has a serious problem with no salary cap, like football and basketball. Sox offered Betts 10 yrs. at 300 mil. and he declined. 7 years would be reasonable at 35 mil. You can't make it on that type of cabbage u got a serious problem. Bowling balls don't cost that much!.

solarcane

New baseball uniforms

https://247sports.com/college/miami/Gallery/Miami-Hurricanes-release-new-baseball-uniforms-143345102/

DallasTX Cane

Been a while since I let one rip.

Posted by: 86Cane | February 04, 2020 at 05:49 PM

Find this difficult to believe...

Mark from Atl

Solar -
Thanks brother
I too respect your view herein!

I need to go see the Canes @ GT!
Payback for this past debacle

I live in Roswell no excuse just a slacker.

As time approaches we’ll do our best to get there!
I’m a Cane and love being around other Canes who love this team thick and thin!

Side note: heard an interview with Ed Reed on XL with Leon Searcy and man brothers and sisters if they will let this man be involved we’re in for good if not great things ahead!

God’s blessings to you and your family!

Harry Miller

Right now I think we are on our way back. I am running out of time here. They need to get it right this time. I want to see us awesome again. Make the U great again before it's to late.

Harry Miller

I remember when it sucked way back when, I remember when it was good, I remember when it was awesome and know I think I remember that it sucked again, I think.

Gin & Tonic

I remember when Canes football was awesome.

HerbiIbis

On the other hand if Blake tanks, we could go after Dantonio has DC. I believe that is his speciality.

solarcane

#NegativityIMissedU

Posted by: 86Cane | February 04, 2020 at 05:49 PM

schnelly and mi@ will be along to spread some sunshine in a minute

86Cane

Hopefully, the Canes can capitalize on this coaching change and win next season at Michigan State.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 04, 2020 at 04:49 PM

Uh, prolly not so much.

They will have a first year head coach, a freshman QB, only 9 returning starters and wipe the field with us. The TE will be open over the middle all game long and we will have 12 three and outs on offense.

Sorry, I couldn't resist one solidly negative comment. Been a while since I let one rip. Feels pretty good actually.

#NegativityIMissedU

86Cane

DTX with most of us its I can barely remember when..

Posted by: solarcane | February 04, 2020 at 04:32 PM

I remember this one time when...wait, wait, what was I gonna say?

BigWindyCane1

Dantonio was a good football coach, but too many controversial allegations regarding his players at Michigan State, which has had its issues with its sexual assault allegations in its athletic department.

Hopefully, the Canes can capitalize on this coaching change and win next season at Michigan State.

solarcane

Michigan State Football Head Coach Steps Down. Wowza

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | February 04, 2020 at 03:29 PM

I dont think we have ever lost to Michigan State, their coach jumped ship because he heard there was a storm brewing down in Miami.
Dabo will probably quit by mid year.

solarcane

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | February 04, 2020 at 04:27 PM

DTX with most of us its I can barely remember when..

DallasTX Cane

Oh BOY.... good thing 86 isn’t looking for sponsors for the blob. When every post starts off, “well, I remember back when...” U know U r out of touch! LOL

The Herb

Dantonio, bails? Must go cold feet knowing The Reincarnation of The Rude Dudes were coming to town this Fall.

Alpine,
I'll tell u one song from Steppin Wolf u won't hear on the radio and That's The Pusher.

Terrance M Sullivan

Michigan State Football Head Coach Steps Down. Wowza

solarcane

guitar work is by some cat named...uhhh....oh yea...Duane Allman...check them out if ya get a chance!

Posted by: VA Cane | February 04, 2020 at 12:58 P

I live for that stuff

Joe Peci and a dude named Jimi Hendrix playing with Joey Dee and The Starlighters at the Peppermint Lounge.

alpine

Posted by: VA Cane | February 04, 2020 at 12:58 PM

- yep, steppenwolf

- actually, i posted about a month or two ago about the duane allman/pickett version of hey jude ... so yes, i agree it's a classic; parts of my grey matter start nebulizing right out of my skull, during the last 45 seconds or so

VA Cane

Al,

I assume you mean the Steppenwolf version...great tune...if you got time, Utube Wilson Pickett version of Born to Be Wild...the go to Hey Jude by Pickett.....both great covers by a soul master....and the guitar work is by some cat named...uhhh....oh yea...Duane Allman...check them out if ya get a chance!

alpine

wow: earlier today i had the vast and unexpected pleasure of hearing "born to be wild" in my car . . . it's the perfect driving song, but i doubt i've heard it on the radio more than a couple times in the last couple decades

though i'm not sure what a great idea it is to be driving while you're slapping the driving wheel and the top of the stick shift, bouncin' around on the seat and half-singing / half-wailing
. . . at least i didn't give in to my desire to play air guitar

TonyCane


I remember when Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles would be going head to head on the Grammys all the time.

Geez you could take any three members from either one of those groups and have more talent than probably all the band/groups/artists put together that received a Grammy this year
jmo

Posted by: solarcane | February 03, 2020 at 08:01 PM

Musicians had far more say and creative input over their music 30 years ago. So much now is being over produced.

BigWindyCane1

Big Windy explains why we have all stuck together for 15 years through good and bad

Posted by: solarcane | February 03, 2020 at 08:17 PM

💯❗️

solarcane

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 03, 2020 at 08:03

Big Windy explains why we have all stuck together for 15 years through good and bad

BigWindyCane1

Not a fan when this blog deviates from Canes sports, but I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed every post about the halftime show!

I laughed, nodded my head and shook my head in the span of 15 minutes. I enjoyed this string of posts much more than that halftime show, that’s for sure .

solarcane

I remember when Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles would be going head to head on the Grammys all the time.

Geez you could take any three members from either one of those groups and have more talent than probably all the band/groups/artists put together that received a Grammy this year
jmo

The Herb

That should be sucks, not six but u guys get the meaning.

The Herb

Music today plain six. Nobody sings anymore unless they are featuring a rap artist on their song. Why does every song have to feature a rap artist.
Never have cared for Rap or country but I do like certain songs by both genres.
Can't really fault kids listening to music today because what choice do they have Pop, Rap or Country.

solarcane

raize nice one

VA Cane

I look at the halftime show as entertainment....and its not my kind. I enjoyed The Stones, The Who, Prince etc when they played. I am a fan of real music that is played by real musicians and that brand of entertainment is not for me. I get up and eat, go outside....I choose not to watch it. I do not play that kind of music /entertainment in my home, nor would I allow anyone to play it on my stereo system ever. If people like it and want to see it, more power to them in their realm. I am not crazy over most new bans or artists, but I will listen to see what it is about or if there is a message. My son likes rap and hip hop....just nothing there for me to hear or enjoy. However, if other people like it that's their choice...and right!

I see where Jay Z, Beyonce and some other person did not stand for the anthem. While I will agree we have come a long way, and still have a long way to go, insulting many people by that action does not accomplish anything...it makes other hate you, and eventually the racist remarks follow. I read a lot of ugly comments online today in that vein...I have nothing against them as people...but that is not a good choice. I do not listen to their entertainment at all, I just do not care for it.... but many do and like it. That is fine with me cause we are all not going to like the same thing.

I think we should all stand for the flag....we have more freedom here than anywhere ever...and if you do not stand and take off that lid... thats your business...but you must also accept the consequences which in some places may not be very nice...at times very ugly!

I did enjoy seeing the 100 year old vets who fought against the Nazis honored.....really special people...I will always stand in their honor. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The four veterans are members of the "Greatest Generation" and were among the 16 million Americans whose sacrifice, valor, dedication and determination preserved our freedom and saved our nation and the world.

Thats pretty special to me. I am not a fan of the U S Government; its very corrupt, has way too much power, very bad people on all sides with too much power...but I LOVE America...its not the govt....that flag stands for you and me we make this country of America great we and our people have made, make and will make it the greatest nation in the world......not the government!

raizecane

who knows whats next?

Posted by: solarcane | February 03, 2020 at 06:36 PM

....................................................................

maybe Tawny Kitaen dancing on a car??

solarcane

The coolest thing you will see today.

99 Red LuffBalloons played on Red Balloons
awesome

https://youtu.be/aZND9dApFKU

solarcane

soup,
Im with you on this one.

Remember way back when you saw that Lita Ford Kiss me Deadly video and she was slithering on the floor and doing her guitar?
I was pretty sure that was a bit too far ( and I like Lita Ford) but I was wrong, who knows whats next?

86Cane

Good catch Old Skool.

alpine

need something new to talk about?

how 'bout the fact that we have 3x as many south pacific basketball players aon our mens team as we do from florida

the 13 on our roster including the several walk-ons:

. . . keith stone is the only florida player we have
. . . 2 from australia, 1 from new zealand, 1 from greece
. . . 2 from MD
. . . 1 each from NY, TX, PA, IL, NJ, MI

no idea how they do the recruiting thing-y hitting up so many different
states/countries

Old Skool

If you want to see the 1948 Rose Bowl trick play that the Chiefs successfully copied at the goal line yesterday. CNN has it.

https://tinyurl.com/t2e74ac

86Cane

NFL looking to hook the younger gen who grew up with porn at their fingertips.

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | February 03, 2020 at 04:00 PM

Wait, what? When were you going to tell me this?

I have no problem with the NFL targeting the 18-35 demographic, just don't think that they should also be targeting the 5-15 demo with soft porn and pole dancing on a the worlds most watched stage. Normalizing pole dancing to a 7 year old girl is not the direction I think we want to head as a society.

I also think that if every Dad's main goal is to keep his daughter from dancing on the pole that the NFL's primary goal should NOT be to make sure that every girl does.

I know that we can't censor things or legislate morality but as my good friend SolarCane likes to say:

"You never know how far you can go until you've gone too far."

IMHO last night went too far. Sexy dancing is one thing, but pole dancing is over the limit on global TV with kids watching.

The Herb

Just because The Herb is 62, don't mean he ain't got some eyes. Both broads got some junk in Da Trunk. Amen brothers, Amen!!

solarcane

Big Al, DTX good points.
I remember watching Bevis and Butthead,then South Park, and thinking how upset people were with Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce, and how each generation was going to push the envelope a little farther.
You never know how far you can go until you go to far, would apply

I seldom if ever watch halftime shows unless maybe Florida A and M or someone I'm interested in is involved.
As far as people getting really upset, I would suggest the remote control channel changer. I went out and unloaded our kayaks from a day trip a couple minutes into halftime so I didn't see the complete show.

I did cringe thinking granddaughter, and grandson might have watched it.

alpine

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | February 03, 2020 at 04:00 PM

not only well-said, made me lol!

DallasTX Cane

The blob is aging.... NFL looking to hook the younger gen who grew up with porn at their fingertips. A crotch grab or pole dance doesn’t faze them. What the >50 demographic cares about isn’t relevant...

alpine

Seeing the Me Too movement gain traction and women demanding their dignity only to have a couple producers and women that should know better demean themselves for the sake of TV ratings is kind of sad

Posted by: solarcane | February 03, 2020 at 02:03 PM

remember when michael jackson would do fantastic moves, then grab his crotch and ruin the whole effect

. . . then madonna did the same thing


. . . of course, our grandparents were scandalized by elvis and other hip-boppers

. . . but in general, subtlety is underappreciated

solarcane

Half time show was disappointing. Again. I would rather they use some up and coming bands/singers
Posted by: CGNC | February 03, 2020 at 01:35 PM

Me also CG seeing some bands break on live TV actually playing their instruments and singing their own material would be fantastic.

Seeing the Me Too movement gain traction and women demanding their dignity only to have a couple producers and women that should know better demean themselves for the sake of TV ratings is kind of sad

CGNC

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 03, 2020 at 10:20 AM

I agree! I have been a fan of Mahomes since last year - he is the realest of deals. 24 years old and eye of the tiger on the side line - at the very end telling his teammates they need to finish the game. And his receivers - Sammy Watkins in particular - how good is he?!? LOL there was one play where Richard Sherman was abused (for Richard Sherman standards). Happy for Andy Reid - and his team loves him. Speaks volumes for him as a coach.

Half time show was disappointing. Again. I would rather they use some up and coming bands/singers

alpine

OGV (or anyone else):

- what do you think about our bigs in 2020?

- with miller, gak & walker, how do see minutes given?

- what do you think of walker?

alpine

Wardenburg needs to lose his minutes next season in the rotation by transfer or benching unless he develops a way to score with his back to the basket in the offseason.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | February 03, 2020 at 12:06 PM

waardenburg is a difficult one
- i was not real fond of him the first couple years
- this year, imo, he's made some real progress:

- mostly, he seems much stronger and agressiv'er on the D, and we really need that this year!

- on the O side, he has games where he's enough of a force that the other team has to pay attention to him . . . he's also a pretty decent passer and has a good eye
- but there are still too many games, like last night, where he seems uncertain and unconfident in his shot

- i'm looking forward to seeing whether he takes yet another step next year or whether he's already found his upper limit

alpine

Recruiting blunder from down under can't get out of the program fast enough either.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | February 03, 2020 at 12:06 PM

i've been disagreeing with you regarding vasiljevic
. . . last night is a good example, why i like him and will miss him

- knowing how amazing his 3-pt. shooting is, pitt blanketed him every time he got the ball in the backcourt . . . so:

1- it sometimes opened up some inside stuff for our canes

2- since he couldn't get any clean 3-pt shots, he went ahead to the basket . . . and though he always looks a little wild & incompetent (he is not a natural dribbler) he managed to make 3 baskets and drew fouls on 3 other attempts, going 4-5 at the FT and wound up with 10 valuable points

3- "lil V" wound up with 9 rebounds (the next nearest cane had 5) in 39 minutes; miller & walker with their combined 39 minutes had 6 rebounds total

- you can see that vasiljevic has embraced a leadership role this year; he does a lot of the talking and setting up and provides a good steady presence and is money on FT's

so personally, i'm VERY pleased that he's still on the team, despite the fact that he's limited physically, which can and does impact him negatively on the defensive side sometimes
. . . again, somehow the little dude uses will power to get those rebounds

solarcane

Mark
I love Reed being on staff also.
I am confident every "new" Cane will be very aware of who Reed is and what he did before they play a down in a Hurricane uniform.

If you are going to Miami at GT this year maybe we can meet, I have always held you in high regard as far as Cane fans go.

Butkus spent his entire football career in Illinois. Fighting Illini, Chicago Bears

trivia more pitbulls are named Butkus than any other football player.

orange 'n green in the vein

Wardenburg needs to lose his minutes next season in the rotation by transfer or benching unless he develops a way to score with his back to the basket in the offseason.

Recruiting blunder from down under can't get out of the program fast enough either.

Mark from Atl

Solar
I see your point brother.
Maybe my orange and green goggles typing there

I, like most here are hopeful that he’s involved with nuances of the game that made him so successful and he can impact the entirety of our beloved Canes football program. Whether film study, technique, accountability, etc.

I know Butkus played for the bears and ripped people’s heads off but no college knowledge here.

Mark

solarcane

Re: kids not knowing who ED REED is?
If they’ve played defense or DB or special teams
They Should.
Posted by: Mark from Atl | February 03, 2020 at 10:48 AM

You are correct Mark.
As Canes fans we KNOW who Reed is but if you are a 17 year old safety in high school in California you may have no idea.

How many if todays high school linebackers can name what college Dick Butkus played for or who he was?


Mark from Atl

Canes football
Like a bad relationship with a hot chick!

When bad - it’s really bad
When good- it’s the best

Re: kids not knowing who ED REED is?
If they’ve played defense or DB or special teams
They Should!

If I’m a college or high school football player I’m soaking everything that comes from that dude!

God’s blessings on you and your family
Dare I say it?
Go Canes! Get some!

BigWindyCane1

CGNC,

We all know that defense wins championships! San Francisco has a great defense.

Therefore, my pick is . . . .Kansas City (Mahomes)!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 29, 2020 at 06:00 PM

CGNC,
Great game last night. I guess we both picked KC.

Great to see Andy Reid finally get his Super Bowl win. Reid is a good guy.

KC defense stepped up, and played good defense. DC Steve Spagnola had a great game plan, and OC Eric Bieneimy also had a great game plan. Mahomes is the best QB in the NFL right now, and he proved it last night. He did whatever it took to win, and we was unbelievable in the clutch.

HerbieIbis

Miami got into the ACC to help their basketball program, if truth be known. Now it has helped but Miami is in basketball what most of the ACC is in football mediocre and don't get me wrong, until we prove otherwise we have become that also.

BigWindyCane1

Alpine,

Basically, the Canes lack true ball handlers, point guards and playmakers. There are more than 50 players in the ACC that have an assist-to-turnover ratio better than Lykes and McGusty. There are 21 players in the ACC with more assists per game than Lykes. Basically, the Canes don’t have any PLAYERS who can or will make plays for others. Couple this with the fact that they are last in the ACC in assists, and this means the Canes score through individual moves and less through ball movement. Easy baskets are rare. This is why the Canes struggle on offense at times.

On defense and rebounding, the Canes are dead last in the most important categories. Good teams are much better on defense. Basically, the Canes don’t have good defensive players. Coach L sometimes goes into a zone to hide those deficiencies, but for the first time under Coach L, I see the canes don’t have any good defensive players on this roster.

They do play hard, and the freshmen should improve, but they need recruits who can pass, move without the ball, minimize turnovers, rebound, defend and other important characteristics of a good basketball team.

As for improvement this season, Coach L also needs to design a better offense to for ball and player movement. He also needs to bench players who don’t box out and play tough defense, and play those who want to defend

AeroCane

. . . but coach L has them playing hard, and every single player that's been around a couple years has shown noticeable improvement

Posted by: alpine

Ok
That’s acceptable
However when I’ve watched them they just don’t ‘look good’ - they seem to play way out of control with no real scheme like I see with some of these other teams

alpine

PS alpine, the last I heard, excuses are for losers and coming close is still counted as an effing loss!
Posted by: AeroCane | February 02, 2020 at 04:26 PM

- sometimes reasons are excuses, sometimes they are simply common sense reasons

- as i posted much earlier in response to something you (or nemo?) said about morris; i definitely wanted him gone much earlier; it was easy to see that he had lost it his last decade as a coach . . . not the same situation as coach L

alpine

Aero, let me look at the stats to see if what you say have merit. 🤔

The Canes are a middle of the pack team in scoring, field goal percentage and three point percentage. Not bad.

However, the Canes turn the ball over and aren’t good on defense.

The Canes are last in the ACC in assists at 10.4 per game, and next to last in assist-to-turnovers. The leader in assists for the Canes is Lykes, at 2.6 per game, which ranks him tied for #21 in the ACC. Harland BEVERLY is second on the Canes at 2.5 per game. Both have an assist-to-turnover ratio isn’t even in the top 50 of the ACC.

The Canes are last in the ACC in almost every defensive category (scoring, field goal percentage allowed, etc).

The Canes are also last in the ACC in rebounding, at 29.4 per game.

Aero, I guess you have a point. Our basketball team isn’t very good.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 02, 2020 at 05:30 PM

- those are good stat-finds, windy (except "assist-to-turnover ratio isn’t even in the top 50 of the ACC" . . . how many ACC teams??!!); i appreciate you finding those stats!

- but doesn't it sound like they should be pure shyt with those kinds of stats??!!

- and yet, they have 3 ACC wins (same as wake forest and blue blood NC); they took top 10 FSU to overtime, running out of gas from lack of players; they also beat top 20 illinois on the road; came close to getting a win over pitt last night despite being down lykes, mcgusty, gak

yes, they can get blown out by the dukes & louisvilles; sometimes their scoring droughts and lack of ball movement is frustrating to watch
. . . but coach L has them playing hard, and every single player that's been around a couple years has shown noticeable improvement

alpine

super hyped bowl is finished??!!
fantastic!

DallasTX Cane

Ok, yeah... I was a little surprised at how far they took it tonight. SB tends to go back n forth. Push the envelope, then cross the line (Janet Jackson anyone?), then ten years of boring inoffensive crap.

Oh and the game wasn’t bad either. After a sleeper of a 1st half

DallasTX Cane

No wonder the world hates us.

-Cause our 50 & 43 yr old pop stars are hot as F?!?

58 Straight

Aero...sex sells, I get it. If I bought a ticket to see their concert I would accept what I get.

But on the Super Bowl with the kids watching?

But on the Super Bowl with the grandmas watching?

But on the Super Bowl with the WORLD watching?

No wonder the world hates us.

AeroCane

Me too 86
I said to my wife:
I’d rather see Paul McCartney or Aerosmith or Led Zeppelin out there
Lol

86Cane

So if you are a 5 year old girl, or boy for that matter, and ever wondered what it looks like to go to a strip club, now you know. If I were a parent of a young child who just watched that I would be angry, insulted and protesting.

But I am not.

I watched it with my wife, who thought the same thing and I did.

86Cane

You know what a sucker I am for Kool Aid

Posted by: solarcane | February 02, 2020 at 11:44 AM

Drink up!

BigWindyCane1

Aero, let me look at the stats to see if what you say have merit.
🤔

The Canes are a middle of the pack team in scoring, field goal percentage and three point percentage. Not bad.

However, the Canes turn the ball over and aren’t good on defense.

The Canes are last in the ACC in assists at 10.4 per game, and next to last in assist-to-turnovers. The leader in assists for the Canes is Lykes, at 2.6 per game, which ranks him tied for #21 in the ACC. Harland BEVERLY is second on the Canes at 2.5 per game. Both have an assist-to-turnover ratio isn’t even in the top 50 of the ACC.

The Canes are last in the ACC in almost every defensive category (scoring, field goal percentage allowed, etc).

The Canes are also last in the ACC in rebounding, at 29.4 per game.

Aero, I guess you have a point. Our basketball team isn’t very good.


AeroCane

PS alpine, the last I heard, excuses are for losers and coming close is still counted as an effing loss!

AeroCane

Alpine
I can’t watch them - as little as I know about basketball, I do watch once in a while and I think we are terribly coached
MO and I’m sticking with it
I would personally like us to go with a younger ‘with it’ coach
I’m sure you still thought Morris was ok during his last 4 to 5 years as well. When it’s time, I like decisions to be made. We need to move on from him
Some of you act like he’s in his first or second year - he’s not FYI

alpine

aero - out of curiosity, do you just troll coach L & the bb team out of your usual "nattering nabob of negativity" pattern/habit?

or do you actually keep up with the team and watch the games?

alpine

Posted by: AeroCane | February 02, 2020 at 03:53 PM

- our 2 best ball handlers were out (injuries)
. . . so they pressed our ball handlers the whole game

. . . but actually, there was some decent movement
. . . especially getting the ball into the paint to the bigs

- the frosh need time, but they're coming along nicely

- one disappointment this season is keith stone, who just can't overcome the injuries long enough to get meaningful minutes and get rid of the rust

AeroCane

Just turned on the Men’s basketball game. The Canes are within striking distance, but turnovers have been our Achilles heel all season. Lack of assists and ball movement have also been an issue.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1

Lol
You just defined a bad basketball team!

alpine

canes women getting killed by 25 after 3 q's
. . . i can't watch anymore; canes couldn't buy a basket tonite if they owned ebay

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