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January 04, 2020

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Herbieibis

Dam, Soup I could get use to the bright lights.
There is the Orange Bowl Boys but TheArmChairBoyz know what's up.
Everyone of one of us has our own opinions but we all agree on one thing we stink and Manny brought us to the gutter, when all the previous mentioned above tried, Manny got the job done.
I was hoping we would get Yost as the OC but I guess Bobby Lashley will have to do. It's a start. We have plenty of asses to look at since we have it rock bottom.
We may end up with the youngest coaching staff in America.

86Cane

U da Man HerbieIbis.

U da Man!

Terrance M Sullivan

Outstanding Work Soupster!

alpine

whoa - excellent blog!

IraqiCane

Great writing as always!!!

nemo2020

Well done!

Go Canes!!

I'll give Manny tremendous credit for this change. He admitted his mistake and made an immediate and radical change. Something the majority of his predecessors refused to do.

OC hire was excellent imo.

Herbieibis

D'Eriq King. Go get him to run this Offense for one year and have someone groomed to step in against Bama to start 2021 off.
Manny still has some more pruning to do on that staff.

TJL

Charlie Strong DC-good recruiter runs a 4/3
Charlie Strong > Blake Baker

and hire Terry Lockette....

solarcane

Nice read soup bone,
Herb Ricks.

solarcane


SMU spread offense explained


https://youtu.be/XwS8lbe2lD8

CGNC

Great article. You are really writing some good articles with the debacle that is coral Gables!

Thoughts on Rhett Lashlee?

CGNC

OC hire was excellent imo.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 04, 2020 at 08:02 AM

Oh Go, I am a wait and see kind of girl LOL. But Mandy reads social media and twitter was blowing him up big time.

solarcane

Go
He had no other choice
But I'm glad he realizes he's in deep shyt.

KYcane

Another outstanding dissertation by the Soupster

CGNC

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.

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | January 02, 2020 at 11:29 AM

THIS

Herbieibis

Just got through reading where Pope May be leaving. Supposed destination Da Gators. If true what have u done for us lately, uh not much.

KYcane

Oh Go, I am a wait and see kind of girl LOL.

Posted by: CGNC | January 04, 2020 at 09:48 AM

The original TWSS

CGNC

KY - yes it is !!!! LOL

Take this FWIW:


Daniel
@dannyboycane13
I just got word from my contact with two BOT contacts with decision making power on the board, it is 100% happening Zo is going to be the next head of football operations at #Miami. This was Blake’s call to make the move. Manny had no say in this.
6:20 PM · Jan 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

AeroCane

Not on the kids herb
Lingard and pope will be stars
I’ll say it again for the hundredth time - a crappy coaching staff who doesn’t play the right guys in the right spots - maybe Lashlee will get the O going by playing to the strengths of his players. Time will tell
I have more confidence in him then manny or baker

solarcane

Lashlee was the offensive coordinator at SMU the past two seasons and helped lead one of the most prolific offenses in the country in 2019.


The Mustangs went 10-3 during the 2019 season, the most wins since 1984, marking their sixth 10-win season in program histor

solarcane

Ky,
Nice one lol

solarcane

Under the direction of Lashlee in 2019, SMU ranked ninth in the country in total offense while averaging 489 yards per game. They also ranked seventh in the country while averaging 41 points per game.


SMU starting quarterback Shane Buechele threw for 3,929 yards with 34 touchdowns and ten interceptions. SMU had three receivers that totaled at least 700 yards.

solarcane

SMU averaged 80.9 plays a game this past season, which ranked third in the country.


The Mustangs had 50 plays go for 30-plus yards this season. Only two schools had more – UCF and Oklahoma.

solarcane

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While it is not yet official, all indications are pointing to Rhett Lashlee being Miami's next offensive coordinator in 2020.

Lashlee was the offensive coordinator at SMU the past two seasons and helped lead one of the most prolific offenses in the country in 2019.


The Mustangs went 10-3 during the 2019 season, the most wins since 1984, marking their sixth 10-win season in program history.

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SMU was 6-2 in American Athletic Conference play, also the most conference wins in a season since 2010 when SMU went 6-2 to win the Conference USA West Division.


A big reason for that success was due to the offense.


Under the direction of Lashlee in 2019, SMU ranked ninth in the country in total offense while averaging 489 yards per game. They also ranked seventh in the country while averaging 41 points per game.


SMU starting quarterback Shane Buechele threw for 3,929 yards with 34 touchdowns and ten interceptions. SMU had three receivers that totaled at least 700 yards.

Lashlee is a disciple of Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. Lashlee played quarterback under Malzahn at the high school level and was the offensive coordinator under him at both Arkansas State and Auburn.


After moving on from a one year experiment with Dan Enos, who ran a pro-style attack, Miami coach Manny Diaz admitted he wanted to hire an offensive coordinator that installed a spread offense and played with tempo.


That mission was accomplished with the hiring of Lashlee.


SMU averaged 80.9 plays a game this past season, which ranked third in the country.


The Mustangs had 50 plays go for 30-plus yards this season. Only two schools had more – UCF and Oklahoma.


“We have had to make a change in tactics," Diaz said after parting ways with Enos. "The way we were trying to move the ball and score points wasn’t getting the job done.”

So why is Lashlee going to be an exciting hire for the Miami offense? Read on as we take a closer look at what type of offense he will bring to UM and how he will maximize the Hurricanes' personnel.

LASHLEE HAS LED SIGNIFICANT JUMPS OF IMPROVEMENT IN YEAR ONE

(Photo: Matt Visinsky, 247Sports)
While at UConn in 2017, Lashlee led a significant turnaround for the Huskies’ offense.


UConn jumped from 122nd to 49th in total offense and from 94th to 34th in passing offense.


Miami will be looking for Lashlee to lead a quick turnaround on offense in 2020 and he has shown the ability to do just that.


The Hurricanes ranked in the 90s in both total offense and scoring offense in 2019.


If Lashlee can help UM make at least a 40 spot jump in both categories in 2020, his hiring will be considered a success.


SMU'S BALANCE WAS IMPRESSIVE

(Photo: Matt Visinsky, 247Sports)
SMU’s offense was very difficult to defend in 2019 because it was extremely balanced.


The Mustangs threw for at least 300 yards in six games.


In the seven games that SMU did not throw for at least 300 yards, the rushing attack averaged 207 yards per game.


That is a pick your poison type of scenario for opposing defenses—which is a position that they never want to be in because that means you are constantly guessing as to what is coming next.


LASHLEE LED AN ATTACK THAT WAS IMMEDIATELY PRODUCTIVE WITH A GRAD TRANSFER QB

(Photo: Matt Visinsky, 247Sports)
If Miami decides to bring in a graduate transfer at quarterback, Lashlee has shown the ability to have success in that situation.


Shane Buechele transferred in from Texas prior to the 2019 season and had a ton of success as SMU’s starter.


He finished the season throwing for 3,929 yards with 34 touchdowns and ten interceptions while completing 62 percent of his passes.


It didn’t take Buechele long to get going in Lashlee’s system.


Buechele set the record for most passing yards in their first start by a Mustang with 360 in the season-opening win at Arkansas State on Aug. 31. The junior went 30-for-49 with 360 yards.


Manny Diaz understands that a huge key for the new offensive coordinator is the ability to get the most out of a quarterback. Lashlee showed that ability in 2019.

Herbieibis

Aero,
Look we all know this staff is downer but not knowing everything, some of this crap is on the players. Finally read where Lingard had ACL surgery which explained the lenght of time he was out but Manny should have gotten him sum Carrie's the last 3 games. Some dudes rest on them high school laurels. Last 15 years we've had more than our share of high star flops and yes coaching had a lot to do with it.

alpine

Thoughts on Rhett Lashlee?

Posted by: CGNC | January 04, 2020 at 09:46 AM

he's 2-stars from GONE WITH THE WIND (rhett & ashley)

Herbiibis

Anyone have Herald news on Zo and what former players are saying. Can't get the news.

raizecane

I am still affraid of that dude with the AR in the pic above......

raizecane

If we plan on running 90 plays a game, our offense better start hitting the treadmills TODAY!!!

solarcane

InsideTheU has confirmed that two staffers from the SMU football program will be joining Rhett Lashlee at Miami.

Jonathan Brewer, who was an offensive quality control analyst at SMU in 2019, along with Tyler Bullard, who was the director of coaches video, will join Lashlee in Cora; Gables.

Brewer’s specific role at Miami is unclear at this time. He did however spend time as an interim offensive line coach at SMU during the 2018 season.

IraqiCane


Daniel
@dannyboycane13
Also more breaking news: Stubbs is OUT as WR coach.
7:56 PM · Jan 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Sarasota 'cane

Someone educate me on the o-line needs for a spread offense. Can you go lighter, fewer stars on the o-line or do you need pigs?

It still baffles me that teams like Wisconsin can out recruit Miami along the trenches. If Miami had an o-line like that they would've been in a New Years Day bowl game, IMO.

Go 'canes!!

P.S. Umike and Raizecane I'm still waiting on your names and addresses from Soup. Get on it Soup!!

Herbieibis

Wisky runs power football, pro style.
Probably don't need hogs to run spread but it would be nice to be big and fast.
Stubs gone, that's one, where's the others?

IraqiCane


Daniel
@dannyboycane13
More breaking news: Rumph and Patke are OUT, I repeat both are OUT

86Cane

Thoughts on Rhett Lashlee?

Posted by: CGNC | January 04, 2020 at 09:46 AM

100% behind it. Very positive step in the right direction. At least on paper.

Now, about those special teams?

TonyCane

I always had a STRONG gut feeling that Manny would be ruthless once the bowl and NSD were past us. I think that unlike Golden, he doesn’t let personal relationships bind him to outdated or bad philosophies, nor does he double down on mistakes that he’s made to avoid losing face. The question is twofold - are the changes too late, and will the new coaches be successful?

BigWindyCane1

Great article Soup!

86Cane

Thanks for the props on the article!

When the mood strikes me the blogs basically write themselves with just a little creative "wordsmithing" if that is even a word? LOL

I corrected some typos (it was late when I wrote it after several adult beverages) and change the last two paragraphs a little to make it better.

86Cane

Stubs gone, that's one, where's the others?

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 04, 2020 at 01:20 PM

@dannyboycane13
More breaking news: Rumph and Patke are OUT, I repeat both are OUT

Posted by: IraqiCane | January 04, 2020 at 01:22 PM

And just like that, they are GONE!

BigWindyCane1

Stubblefield, Patke and Rumph out, and Lashlee and Highsmith in? If true, so far, so good. I would like to see a couple more changes on the coaching staff, but good start.

Lingard and Pope to the Gators isn’t good, but hopefully, we can get some OLs, a QB like King through the transfer portal, and pick up a few more good three stars before NSD.

This 6-7 season against inferior competition has really set the Canes back in recruiting for some time. The Canes will struggle at this point getting high profile recruits until they start winning again, although the Lashlee hire doesn’t stop the bleeding.

That said, there are still some undervalued low four stars and three stars out there who can come in and help and develop into very good players.

86Cane

I'll give Manny tremendous credit for this change. He admitted his mistake and made an immediate and radical change. Something the majority of his predecessors refused to do.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 04, 2020 at 08:02 AM

Agree 100%. Feeling much better.

BigWindyCane1

**”..the Lashlee hire STOPS the bleeding.”

86Cane

I am still afraid of that dude with the AR in the pic above......

Posted by: raizecane | January 04, 2020 at 11:46 AM

Me too. Special forces that guy.

Just like that time you went into the game with the...oh never mind!

86Cane

Dem Arm Chair Boyz working HARD today at cleaning up this coaching staff. I like it!

#ArmChairBoyzRule

IraqiCane

This transfer portal is the college edition for free agency.

TheHerbHasBeenHeard

Hell to the YES!!! I said where are the rest. Get all those non recruiting fools out. Hate it for Rumph, not bad as a coach but Mike u had your chances to bring in something but ya couldn't do it.
Got to give Manny props. He loves this job. It's a ruthless business and he showed some guts. Whether or not he had a boot in his back or not to make them changes, we knew the DAM ArmChairBoyz knew.
Sum big boosters on the warpath and wanted changes. Fed up with the crap going on. Blames azz on fire and so is Manny's.
Look for Zo to be hired, whether they wanted him or not.
Don't make no mistake on these next hires. Make sure they can recruit and they ain't no buddies.

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 04, 2020 at 01:20 PM

Thanks. I knew Wisconsin ran a pro style. If I was from the midwest I would want to play in Miami. But just like the kids here they have their loyalties and want to play in front of their families as well I guess.

I'm not gonna throw the school a lifeline yet but they are getting out in front of this mess before signing day so there's that.

I saw Charlie Strong's name floating around and would love to see a guy like that on our staff. Probably wishful thinking though. I saw that Jim Leavitt followed Taggart to FAU. That's a huge "dented can" get. I thought Leavitt got a raw deal at USF.

I went to a USF vs WV Thursday night game when WV came into Tampa on a title run and The Bulls punched WV right in the mouth and took their lunch money. It reminded me of UM. Leavitt took that same team to Tallahassee and punched FSU in the mouf as well.

Guy's like Strong and Leavitt could mentor Manny.

Go 'canes!

UMike

Sota... Just sent soup the info

Terrance M Sullivan

I like the developments and will withhold Judgement until Thanksgiving Weekend. Palmetto 57th Manny is basically doing the I done bleeped and stepped in it time to clean up my Crap that I made. AKA I am Sorry please forgive me tour. But this is at least uplifting.

Herbieibis

Sum big boys wanted Manny and Blake gone. I guess Manny is going to have to relish this pressure for the next year. No need to take a breathe or sit. I betcha there won't be no taking crap and babying players no MO! Leave the tudes at the door.

solarcane

Sully right on.
Manny hired all the guys he is firing
He made the mess, but he has the guts to make changes, I think we are better off than if he fired Enos mid season and hired an out of work OC to finish the season.

I am watching CGNC and OGV a lot closer, they seemed to smell out kaa kaa a lot quicker than the rest of us.

solarcane

The more I read about "Lash" the more convinced I am Williams will never get the ball out quick enough to attack with this offense even playing in shotgun. I think you are gonna have to read the defense a lot quicker than Jarren is used to.

Jeff Thomas may be kicking himself in the ass by mid season next year.
SMUs leading receiver had 164 targets last year.

alpine

don't see any of this info you all are talking about
. . . except the lashlee hire
. . . hope it's from good sources

Herbieibis

Bring in Trooper, Tosh and Corey or any combo to coach and Definitely recruit. Got to pay to play with the big boyz!

KYcane

@dannyboycane13
More breaking news: Rumph and Patke are OUT, I repeat both are OUT
Posted by: IraqiCane | January 04, 2020 at 01:22 PM

And just like that, they are GONE!
Posted by: 86Cane | January 04, 2020 at 01:47 PM

Dannyboycane corrected himself at 3:30.

“ OK have to update some info here. I erred when I said Rumph and Patke are out. That is NOT the case. The following is via Harris:

Rumph and Patke are staying.
Barry left last week
Stubbs is OUT but they haven't announced it yet and likely won’t until next week.”

One has to love this time of year

Go Canes!!

I hope you all realize Danny Boy Cane is not well mentally and is constantly being trolled by people into believing the craziest things you'll ever read.

Remember back in the day when he broke the story that Gruden was coming but was being forced to keep D'Nofrio as DC as a cost saving measure?

Please don't believe anything that poor guy says.

BigWindyCane1

Zo is going to be the next head of football operations at #Miami. This was Blake’s call to make the move. Manny had no say in this.
6:20 PM · Jan 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by: CGNC | January 04, 2020 at 10:13 AM

If Blake overruled CMD on this, then I definitely respect that. Can’t let politics continue to ruin out program. CMD needs a lot of help, whether he knows it or not. Now, with Lashlee here, I get the feeling that Blake shelled out $1-1.5 million to get him here. If so, I have to give Blake credit where it is due. He recognized that CMD isn’t ready, and he is putting some pieces around him to make this team better

BigWindyCane1

Guy's like Strong and Leavitt could mentor Manny.

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 04, 2020 at 02:19 PM

‘Sota,
I love the idea of bringing in Strong or Leavitt to mentor CMD. He doesn’t have it YET, although I love that Blake helped him by bringing in Lashlee and Highsmith.

Leavitt and Strong can flat out coach some defense. I would love to have one of them replace Baker

alpine

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 04, 2020 at 04:31 PM

highsmith isn't yet in

BigWindyCane1

Rumph and Patke are staying.
Barry left last week
Stubbs is OUT but they haven't announced it yet and likely won’t until next week.”

One has to love this time of year

Posted by: KYcane | January 04, 2020 at 04:01 PM

Although Rumph and Patke are staying, it’s great to hear that Subblefield and Baker are leaving. I will take that trade any day! Rumph is obviously not an elite recruiter, but he coaches his CBs up. Also, a few more wins during the season will help him recruit better.

I have seen them both work camps. Patke is really invisible as far as coaching up campers. I wasn’t impressed, but at least he tries to recruit them.

Rumph does really coach up the campers, but IMHO, Rumph is also uneccessarily very hard on campers, and I even saw him scold campers for hanging out at the Gatorade tent too long. It’s old school effective coaching, but is there really a need to chastise or discipline prospects who have multiple options BEFORE they sign an LOI? I think that could be part of his recruiting problems.

nemo2020

I'm out!

nemo2020

CORRECTION

I'm in!

nemo2020

CORRECTION

I'm not in yet!
Official announcement next week?

KYcane

BW
You mean Barry? Haven’t heard Manny is getting rid of his BFF Baker

BigWindyCane1

KY,
Sorry, I meant Barry. I think we all have seen enough to know it’s time to turn the page and get a better OL coach.

KYcane

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 04, 2020 at 06:32 PM

Hell I’d even take ole Art Kehoe again

Herbieibis

If Manure thinks there is nothing wrong on the defensive side, especially with Patke, he really is clueless. If we played against any of the top 4 from last weekend or Bama we would get lambasted. The defense is good for the Acc but hierarchy, the top 10 nah. Aside from Ruesau, no dominate players.

Herbiibis

U guys need to head over to Canesinsight and read what D money found out about a meeting held yesterday between big boosters and Jake Blames. Big Money offered to make changes and also booster offered to pay Highsmith's salary for 2 years and Blake turned it down. Now the story is Highsmith talking with Oregon and is expected not to come. WTF. Blake wanted Highsmith basically as a paper pusher.

Canes4us

If we loose the first game to Temple. I want both Blake James and Manny Diaz fired!!!

ColaCane

Old news Herbie, Zo is going to Oregon and Mario!

solarcane

Go Canes beat Duke! ESPN 8 PM

AeroCane

Herb
If they are ‘big boosters’ and James blows them off, why don’t they effing fire his butt (or work towards firing him)?

roachcane77

Manny & Blake are the smartest men in the room. They don't need any more outside help... OBVIOUSLY!!!

Highsmith would be of NO help, and Baker, Patke, and Barry are all the BEST coaches out there! Why look for anyone else?
These current coaches and AD have accomplished SO MUCH already, and gotten the MOST out of all of our players, and developed them to an elite standard!
No more oversight or help needed, dammit!

Lashlee was only hired to save their a$$es from being fired immediately.

I'm with Terrance, I'll believe it when I see it... (around next Thanksgiving... ) We are still in the hands of losers until they prove otherwise.


BigWindyCane1

. Now the story is Highsmith talking with Oregon and is expected not to come. WTF. Blake wanted Highsmith basically as a paper pusher.

Posted by: Herbiibis | January 04, 2020 at 06:44 PM

It’s official: CMD and Blake James are on the hot seat. Win or go home. Next season will be a pressure cooker. We obviously aren’t interested in being an elite football program. Based on this, IMHO, CMD needs to reach 8-5 to barely save his job. If the Canes are 3-3 at midseason, CMD is gone. Vault that!

roachcane77

We "Armchair Boyz" OBVIOUSLY know nothing.

The BOT, AD, and Head Coach have this WELL UNDER CONTROL!

Schnelly

Some of you folks are funny. Manny does something slightly positive and you all start giving him a pass like he isn’t the worst UM Head Coach in our lifetime. And now we’re annointing this Lashlee guy as our saving grace as if our team isn’t full of crappy players and sh*ty coaches.

BigWindyCane1

Canes men basketball on ESPN prime time. Not fairing so well due to the son of a former Cane (Vernon Carey). Canes hung in there at the beginning of the game, but Duke has been pulling away in the second half.

solarcane

Film breakdown on Lashlee spread offense

https://www.stateoftheu.com/2020/1/4/21049366/miami-hurricanes-football-film-room-the-rhett-lashlee-offense-smu-mustangs-manny-diaz-gus-malzahn

CGNC

I am watching CGNC and OGV a lot closer, they seemed to smell out kaa kaa a lot quicker than the rest of us.

Posted by: solarcane | January 04, 2020 at 02:53 PM

LOL, OGV definitely.

If that CaneInsight is true, that a
Blake James turned down Zo, he needs to be run out of town.

CGNC

From the Sentinel:

If you thought losing to Florida International, Duke and Louisiana Tech brought the merciful end to Miami’s season, look again. There’s a civil war inside the program that says the ugliness didn’t stop when the season did.

Board of Trustee members and big boosters are beyond upset. They’re pounding tables, threatening change — and want Highsmith hired, pronto, because they don’t trust James or Diaz to succeed without help. And why should they trust them? What has either done to inspire answers?"

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/fl-sp-hyde-sunday-hurricanes-20200104-mtistntrm5gkhfvei3trnulfcu-story.html

CGNC

From the Herald

Several trustees and boosters have complained to James, and one trustee said Saturday: “The trustees are up in arms, very upset about football. Blake and Manny are on notice.”

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article238970658.html

86Cane

as if our team isn’t full of crappy players and sh*ty coaches.

Posted by: Schnelly | January 04, 2020 at 09:25 PM

So THAT'S the problem! Why didn't somebody just say so?

86Cane

Trustees are "up in arms"?

From what I see in the news it only takes one properly deployed drone to effect massive change, but hey, that's just what I see in the news.

86Cane

UMike...I didn't get an email or text from you. Please send your mailing info to:

tompopadak62@gmail.com

86Cane

So now about those Miami Dolphins...Ryan Tannehill, the former Dolphins QB who wasn't good enough so they let him go just led the Tennessee Titans to a playoff win over the defending Super Bowl Champs New Englnd Patriots and some QB named Brady.

Now just imagine that?

CGNC

Tanny! Happy for him.

CGNC

86, it truly takes a special kind of patience to be a south florida sports fan

BigWindyCane1

did.

Board of Trustee members and big boosters are beyond upset. They’re pounding tables, threatening change — and want Highsmith hired, pronto, because they don’t trust James or Diaz to succeed without help. And why should they trust them? What has either done to inspire answers?"

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/fl-sp-hyde-sunday-hurricanes-20200104-mtistntrm5gkhfvei3trnulfcu-story.html

Posted by: CGNC | January 04, 2020 at 10:18 PM

CGNC
From the Herald

Several trustees and boosters have complained to James, and one trustee said Saturday: “The trustees are up in arms, very upset about football. Blake and Manny are on notice.”

https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article238970658.html
Posted by: CGNC | January 04, 2020 at 10:25 PM

So there is hope? If true, CMD and Blake are on the hot seat. They won’t last next season without showing some progress

BigWindyCane1

It’s good to see Tannehill get a playoff win (against Bellicheck and Brady of all people), although it helps to have that Titans defense, that offensive line and Derrick Henry backing you up. 8-15 for 72 yards isn’t great, but he made the plays he had to. This may be as far as the Titans go, but it’s a great win for Tannehill.

alpine

Some of you folks are funny. Manny does something slightly positive and you all start giving him a pass like he isn’t the worst UM Head Coach in our lifetime. And now we’re annointing this Lashlee guy as our saving grace as if our team isn’t full of crappy players and sh*ty coaches.

Posted by: Schnelly | January 04, 2020 at 09:25 PM

getting caught up on the blog
. . . saw the above post and am wondering if we're reading the same blog
. . . all i saw was a bit of mild positivity due to false reports of multiple cane-coach-firings + false highsmith-hiring report
. . . i have seen literally ZERO get-out-of-jail passes being given to manny


that said, if there's not at least a slight mona lisa smile from the lashlee hire, then why be a canes fan at all?

UMike

Soup, sent. I previously sent to the canespace email lol

alpine

does anyone remember the feeling after the huge win over notre dame in 2017 (i think that was the year)?! that feeling of kick-ass relevance?!

and it ended up simply being smoke & mirrors

geez

nemo2020

Where are all the Coach L fans this morning?
UM played # 2 Duke last night at home on ESPN. And we only lost by (only) 33 points. Our best player, Chris "Mighty Mouse" Lykes, made 2 of 15 shots. Our rebounding and team defense was largely nonexistent.
Our next game is Tuesday against # 7 L'ville, which lost yesterday to FSU by 13 points. Hopefully, we won't lose to the Cardinals by 13 points (or more).

Killerbeez41

The thing that a lot of you guys on here don't realize is that the ENTIRE offensive staff was dismissed. New staff comes in and out offense is still not up to par. What was the difference. The same damn kids on the team from a year ago. The defense got some new coaches. Now the defense looks BLAH especially in the secondary...Did you not see who we had and how they were playing? John's and Joe's are better than X's and O's. Lashlee will need time to develop and implement. Hopefully he can spark and these kids can pick it up and run with it. Also sounds like some panicking may be occuring in house. Guys are feeling the pressure of sinking and will do stupid things to survive. We shall see who has the fortitude under pressure.

BigWindyCane1

**** that said, if there's not at least a slight mona lisa smile from the lashlee hire, then why be a canes fan at all?

Posted by: alpine | January 05, 2020 at 04:19 AM

💯! No one can dispute that Lashlee was a great hire — since it is clear CMD will be here to start the 2020 football season, we all are all hopeful that CMD will learn from his horrendous mistakes and will grow into a better coach, because we know he isn’t a good coach right now.

We shall see how this Lashlee hire plays out next season. The schedule sets up very nicely for the Canes next season. The great thing about this hire is that if CMD doesn’t improve, IMHO, this will be his last season

86Cane

Good post Killer.

It is always a combination of coaching AND players that lead to success or failure. But it still comes down to the coaches to either recruit the right players or better players and then to coach them up to maximize their talent and then put them in the best possible position to utilize the skill sets.

If the team fails the right guard or strong safety is not getting fired. The head caoch is.

It has always been this way and will always be this way.

86Cane

UMike...got it.

CGNC

Killerbeez: LOL we know that. The entire offensive staff was dismissed and replaced with one that was worse. If there are any divas on the team, they need to hit the transfer portal and the coaches should identify those players. do you think Saban would tolerate it? I think the horrific offensive play trickled down to the defense. In the end Mandy lost the team, especially after his social media indicating the new recruits "will fix this". What does that say to your current players that you recruited?

I don't blame Diaz too much - he should never have been hired for this job - didn't need to get his HC start at a P5 school. He is in over his head. This falls on Blake James.

I hope Lashlee does well, we are so at the bottom, improvement should not take long :-)

CGNC

Posted by: alpine | January 05, 2020 at 08:43 AM

I do. I was there sitting in the middle of Notre Dame fans. I thought that possibly I was wrong on being against the Richt hire. But nope.

#empanadas

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