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January 25, 2020

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alpine

New blog will be up EARLY in the AM for you worm lovers.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 26, 2020 at 10:29 PM

2:52 AM No new blog yet

Posted by: Old Skool | January 27, 2020 at 02:52 AM

but you have to admit, the worms at this time of day taste excellent with just a dash of mustard and a light sprinkle of curcuma

Old Skool


New blog will be up EARLY in the AM for you worm lovers.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 26, 2020 at 10:29 PM

2:52 AM No new blog yet

VA Cane

TY solar....that says it all for me....I am much older than Rohan...but thats how I played...when I saw him it was like knowing a kindred spirit....that you played than way...a forgotten theme over time...play all out all cost just to win...not for fame and glory...clippings..5 star...just to WIN!!! ...My all time guys are the tough ones...Tatum, ER20, ST26...but Rohan 2 was THE man. To be that good....and ya think he was told too small? too slow? too short?...that cat was all about winning competing...and he did it without a chip on his shoulder or a vendetta...he came to play for one reason WIN! Get in his way he made you pay....pound for pound the toughest player at any level...small short light....but light you up like no tomorrow!!!

Solar I am sending your package tomorrow...media mail...

solarcane

Rohan

“I feel like just from my own experience I couldn’t have went anywhere else just because that’s the type of human being that I am in general,” Marley said.

“I’m a free-spirited mind. If I’m going to go somewhere I’m going to go be a champion. It’s a champion’s spirit. We’re a small school. We’re not the biggest university in the world, but it’s a champion’s spirit and it originates in me


It’s a part of the fire in the spectrum with the orange—it’s my favorite color in the whole wide world. There’s a burning desire to want to be there and when you look at the talent and the type of community that attracted to UM, it doesn’t matter who we are, we’re in Miami.

TheHerb

Clemson already has verbal led 9 ESPN top 300 players for the class of 2021.
We already have 9 decomits.

VA Cane

"When you finish second, you are just the first to lose!"
Dale Earnhardt Sr.

some people accept losing....yes it happens but you never accept it...you hate it....I got that at a very early age...I could never be a guy who accepted losing and being with my boys...or be a butterfly like Evan Sheriffs....I guess ya need that type to make the world go round....to give a participation trophy to.....I could never do that.....WE want that title trophy...that says without question that our TEAM MY GUYS are the very best!!! I do not have MVPs or do we give trophys out if we do not win it....we only want the trophy that says #1....and every guy gets a big title trophy...out of my pocket...cause to win it we need all of us combined...TEAM first...no MVPs needed!!! It is not complex....like 86 said....hating losing is greater than loving winning....its in the skull and some do not understand it...

VA Cane

"Winning isnt everything, but wanting to win is to win is the only thing!"

Vincent Thomas Lombardi

You think back in our glorious history and think of the greats that played in the OB, played for and won titles and gave everything they had....they hated losing.

I personally think of one Rohan Marley....he never played on a title team....he was listed at 5'8" 205....he might have been 180....but he was a force on that field...never won a title, never was a high draft choice, never had an NFL career...yet he is my personal fav....love ER20, ST26, KD11....great winners....but Rohan Marley played every play as if it was his last....I know that pound for pound he was the hardest hitting Cane ever!!!!

Saw him knock a VT ball carrier and Ray Ray 52 out in a collision in Bburg....Ray was wobbled...the VT guy was out...Rohan just got up like it was nothing....thats a winner who hates to lose on any play....

Sarasota 'cane

"If you ain't first you're last!"
- Ricky Bobby

TheHerb

Winning isn't everything, but sure beats anything that comes in second.

Bear Bryant

86Cane

Hating Losing > Loving Winning

Everybody loves winning.

Only some hate losing.

It is a mindset only some understand.

VA Cane

Dorsey never made excuses for the Canes...he said we lost....and he hated it...his last hurrah at UM...what a winner he was....no quit hate to lose....lost what 2 games....1 as a starter?

solarcane

Winning takes precedence over all. There's no gray area. No almosts.

Kobe Bryant

86Cane

New blog will be up EARLY in the AM for you worm lovers.

86Cane

I will take a guess: NEVER?

solarcane

Be honest in the last 15 years when did you ever see a Miami Hurricane take a loss like this
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://www.espn.com/media/ncf/2003/0103/photo/dorsey2_i.jpg&imgrefurl=https://www.espn.com/abcsports/columns/bowden_terry/2003/0107/1488648.html&h=200&w=275&tbnid=sdEf97N4wRbdSM&tbnh=191&tbnw=263&usg=AI4_-kTe6uroXNhGf62GVjtZstmuLbcVRA&vet=1&docid=wkVTRGkL3Ncl3M

VA Cane

This says it5 all to me...The Real UM!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG_f1GzmwHo

86Cane

“A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.

― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

86Cane

Players have to motivate each other and coaches need to be the hammer. You know like when u miss the nail and hit the fingers. Losing has got to hurt.

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 26, 2020 at 06:17 PM

There IT is right there.

Alpine with his mindset will never get it.

Losing has to be worse than dying.

If you are dead you have no emotions.

If you lose you have to hate it worse than life itself.

Until you do, you will keep on losing.

And like it. That is worse than death.

Unless you don't care. Then it doesn't matter.

HerbieIbis

Listening to Lake & Ivins podcast, it doesn't seem that Moise will get in, so we have maybe 2 ships left. Unless a kid is an elite oh linemen out of High school or Avante William's, they will wait until May to bring in a grad Oh Linemen. More than likely we will be somewhere in the 76 to 77 range when we do add in May and that's if there are no more defections.

VA Cane

Losing has got to hurt....to you and me and Soup solar Old School, BWC, Harry, CGNC OGV Sarasota Mary Lou....it does and badly....it is a Death Sentence to me....at anything.

I may not win at everything every time...but being a great son in Law, husband, father grandfather coach/mentor to all my boys, real estate appraisals....I have to win I have to be the very best I can be....my people drive me...i do it for love of them...and we me and my guys as a team we know winning is everything

....on that field you got to win...but it starts in the humid spring and summer....fighting competing...fist fighting guys across from you from rage and fury...want to play got to win....and when your leaders lead the spiritual inner chant of I hate losing.....and express it on the field in the locker room like Ed Reed....you get a team like the 2000 to 2002 Hurricanes...Greatest Of All Time....to me..they are the greatest football team ever at any level.....EVER!!! I mean those guys were incredible winners....and they Had To Win Hated To Lose...look at the dejection of KD11 on the field after the Fiesta....yes we played bad, made mistakes OSU never quit....and we got rooked...but KD11 and guys never used that as an excuse...they still felt they lost the game.....thats a winner in my book!!!!

Manhole and co have to stop coddling young men...Shaq a good player tough...but we needed him to really step up and lead...maybe he is not a leader maybe its not there...not all men are.

Someone on the staff and someone on the field has got to lead.....got to harte losing.

When you pamper and coddle....you get the Evan Sheriffs of the world a free and gentle flower....of the world...just not my world....Thats not my way....
Lets see what happens with the moves. We are not going to be Top Dog in CFB.....we lost a lot and do not have great players...but the good players will step up lead....If I see a couple more wins....but guys who lay it all out there dying to win....I will be encouraged that perhaps we can put 16+ seasons of apathy behind us...despising losing...then we can turn the page!!!!

Herbieibis

Let The Herb interject for a moment, Shaq was a solid football player for DA U. I hope to think, that if I started four straight years, I'd be a first team all ACC, in my JR year as well as my SR. year but that didn't happen, no AA either.
SHAQ AND PINK SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN IN some grills but I don't think they did because the crap has been going on for 2 years. To start the season out, especially the first 4 games, I was wondering where those 2 were. The light finally came on and they played pretty good the rest of the season. At least they didn't cruise like Garvin did.
Losing has been so common place here that who do u look too to pull you out of a funk.
Players have to motivate each other and coaches need to be the hammer. You know like when u miss the nail and hit the fingers. Losing has got to hurt.

VA Cane

Not shiv and shove...just calling it as I see as as a player coach....and a fan of the Old Miami!

Step up and lead and men will follow you....do nothing and others who look to you to lead will do nothing either.....Look at the above video again.....baptize yourself in the waters of leadership....and walk out those doors different...it WAS the Miami Way.....I dunno guess ya had to be there....Thank you Ed Reed for all you did leading on that field...us in the know understand your opinion of losing...We Hate It Too!!!

VA Cane

All I can say is this..I was a way undersized guy who played all out in HS and college QB/DB in HS CB in college...I was too small per...well everybody...except my Dad Uncle and Godfather...they all played in the NFL...taught me all the aspects of Hate Hit Hurt...met Tatum as a yong boy as GF was Oakland DC...Tatum the all time crusher...then as I started coaching 41 going on 42 this year...I met and remember Rohan M., ER20, ST26....those guys did it all...along with many legendary Canes on O D ST....they hate losing...I almost cry...reaqlly when we lose...I hate it so bad...and it hurts as I have seen UM since 1970....when we sucked...it just hurts me so bad to think how the guys WE this family loves....we love all our kids as people...always...but since 2003 it has changed so badly...LOSING counts for nothing...but it gives yoo the chance to HATE it...and dammit try again...much harder than before...We have to stop the LOSING culture...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG_f1GzmwHo

Put this in ya pipe....draw deeply on it let it filter into your brain...take control of your thoughts mind deeds outlook heart....then you will see what WE! This Family! This Canespace!...is all about...

alpine

aero, Va, you guys are definitely right!

. . . shaq played in more football games than any other cane
. . . was the backbone of a good defense

. . . but the dude was not perfect
. . . so let's shiv him in the back and shove him out the door

VA Cane

I am not throwing down on the kid....and perhaps theres some shared blame...He played for AlPa...horrible coach...CMR good man good but burned out coach, and Manhole...a good DC horrible HC....you got to coach fundamentals execution both physically and mentally....and my first thought with my young teens and college guys is...WE HATE LOSING...its unacceptable...though apparently here at UM now it is ok....never with me. He was a good player but needed to step up in the locker room....and demand that this losing stops...it stops mentally first!!!

I work my guys really hard...and I am sure they know its for one reason ...Instill WINNING...in Life Family School...and Football...and they win...its not me..its we...WE HATE LOSING...so we do not. my young guys have lost 5 games in 11 years...we start by knowing we love to win must work harder refuse to lose...and Hate Hit Hurt on that field....its just a mindset I learned from my pop uncle and godfather..who all were NFLers from the tough 50s!

I have taught the hate of losing for 41 years(not 31 my typo)...and I know who my leaders are...I just expected more from my 4 yr MLB than just hanging with my boys...i want a helmet through the wall..and leading the cry to hate losing....maybe ya heard of Ed Reed...I'm hurt Dawg speech....thats Miami and thats what Aero and alot of us knew and expect out of this program....HS JJ DE and Butch...those guys hated losing...but watch out...its like that Chinese flu....one guy gets it leads the team....and all of a sudden everyone gets it!!! Winning is contagious...Losing is unacceptable...Thanks Aero for remembering the new UM leadership attitude!!!LOL!!

AeroCane

Happy he’s gone!

AeroCane

Alpine
That’s just ridiculous!
We lose an effing game and he says it’s more important that he hang with the boys! Almost everyone on here saw that and said the same thing - he’s part of the problem and I know that I’m happy!
McCloud, Huff and brooks will be way better

alpine

It about the difference between pouting and leading...wanting to win. He will need to learn that if he is to make it in the NFL...one has to hate losing in anything. He is a good player...one of our best...but needs to change that attitude.
Posted by: VA Cane | January 26, 2020 at 04:34 PM

how do you know if he's a pouter and not a leader, VA?

maybe he's says the right things in the players room and provides leadership there behind the curtain, but provides support of his guys when in the public eye
. . . we'll never really know about things like this . . . that's why it's foolish to dis in these ways based off one comment or someone's tweet or what you hear on rumpelstiltsCane or whatever

alpine

damn, somehow the womens bb game pissed me off

. . . i am not one of these "winning is everything" people; i really do enjoy my teams

. . . but sometimes, like tonight, i wonder when the next time will be that i get to feel what a final 4, or even a final 8, feels like

. . . or a superbowl, or even a conference playoff

. . . or be in the college playoffs; or even be in an interesting new years bowl

. . . or, . . .

every now & then, the weight of too much irrelevance of all my miami teams on particularly crummy days, (especially with politics being what they are), is like having concrete filling up parts of the heart & lungs area

please, lordy, give me a winner team and soon!

VA Cane

It about the difference between pouting and leading...wanting to win. He will need to learn that if he is to make it in the NFL...one has to hate losing in anything. He is a good player...one of our best...but needs to change that attitude.

not personal just fact. I have been coaching for 31 years I coach and teach skills and attitudes....my guys learn to hate to lose....to despise losing...you can only learn one thing from losing...try again....but you hate losing itself.

I have had 4 young men get to the NFL and another will be drafted this year....I think I taught them skills and attitudes that helped .....I suggest you do your thing and have your opinions....and I will do the same.

Terrance M Sullivan

R.I.P. Kobster. My Favorite Athlete Ever. Just Devastated.

alpine

Shaq Quarterman this is for you...crying about being with your boys....how about smashing your helmet into a wall going off and chewing azz about losing? Learn to be a real leader not one on paper....another floating snowflake...a loser!

Posted by: VA Cane | January 26, 2020 at 03:47 PM

VA, now you're adding SHAQ to your hall-of-dis comments?!

. . . you're a grown-ass man
. . . so why do you have such a penchant for constantly making personal attacks on late teens/early 20's players?!
. . . it's weird; and you're better than that

AeroCane

The Canes are not a very good ACC FOOTBALL team. The Canes major problem is that they haven’t recruited consistently well, and the results are evident this season. Hopefully, they will get better and will improve next season with the development of the young players and the infusion of new recruits

Posted by: BigWindyCane1

I fixed it for you big windy

BigWindyCane1

***they have too many turnovers and not enough assists***

BigWindyCane1

I agree Nemo. DV has definitely improved. The Canes simply don’t have the talent on this team. I don’t think they have a real point guard, they have too many assists and not enough turnovers, and they lack talent in the front court.

The Canes are not a very good ACC basketball team. The Canes major problem is that they haven’t recruited consistently well, and the results are evident this season. Hopefully, they will get better and will improve next season with the development of the young players and the infusion of new recruits

VfB_Cane

Within a week Monty Python's Terry Jones and Kobe Bryant gone ... What a horrible decade January has been so far.

AeroCane

Just got a commitment from a LB at Jr day.
He’s 5’3, 165 and runs a 4.9 50
LOL

VA Cane

Kobe was one of a kind. He could be a jerk...ran around on his wife...smug...arrogant....thats him. But what a competitor.....he played angry....he had to win he hated losing!!! Thats what makes a real winner...hating losing in anything!

Shaq Quarterman this is for you...crying about being with your boys....how about smashing your helmet into a wall going off and chewing azz about losing? Learn to be a real leader not one on paper....another floating snowflake...a loser!

I wish all our players had Kobes outlook...HAVE to win HATE to lose....we might get a little better...ya think?

RIP KB.....you were a competitor a winner who had to win hated losing....perfect attitude for my kind of player!!

BigWindyCane1

TMZ is also reporting that one of Kobe’s daughters was also on board

nemo2020

"The Pimp keeps playing the recruiting blunder from down under"

hard to understand watching the mens bb and saying something stupid like this
. . . vasiljovic has grown leaps & bounds; definitely wouldn't see much playing time on a top 10 team, but on our team he's very important; we NEED his offense, 3-pt shooting and his dead-on FT shooting.

Posted by: alpine | January 26, 2020 at 03:04 PM

I agree with Alpine on this one! Dejan Vasiljevic's 3 pt shooting percentage is first or second in the ACC, I think. Sure, it would be great if our head coach could recruit better players. But DV has definitely improved during his stay at UM. And right now he is a necessary part of our offense. Why wouldn't Coach L play him?

BigWindyCane1

Wow, TonyCane! Terrible news about Kobe Bryant

Tomorrow is promised to no one

alpine

Kobe Bryant dead after a helicopter crash!

Posted by: TonyCane | January 26, 2020 at 02:50 PM

oh shyt; just looked it up and it's true

alpine

"The Pimp keeps playing the recruiting blunder from down under"

hard to understand watching the mens bb and saying something stupid like this
. . . vasiljovic has grown leaps & bounds; definitely wouldn't see much playing time on a top 10 team, but on our team he's very important; we NEED his offense, 3-pt shooting and his dead-on FT shooting

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"or the fool who pays a website to read them put instances of the shift and the 8 key combination next to names of players who can't win football games?"

hey herb, get out your slaboobskien dictionary and help me out here with this sentence . . . i think OGV's saying that prince harry & william have a secret sister growing up in the andes, am i right?

alpine

canes womens bb playing a disappointing game again; halftime 40-26 with FSU up

TonyCane

Kobe Bryant dead after a helicopter crash!

BigWindyCane1

King and Roche are saying all the right things. Glad to have them on our side. I hope it translates to the field and not just as Kings of Spring but as true Legends of the Fall.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 26, 2020 at 02:16 PM

Terrance M Sullivan
Amen Soupster!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | January 26, 2020 at 02:18 PM

💯❗️ That interview with King was very refreshing. King’s words and approach are just very different than what we have seen recently in a Canes uniform

Terrance M Sullivan

Amen Soupster!

86Cane

King and Roche are saying all the right things. Glad to have them on our side. I hope it translates to the field and not just as Kings of Spring but as true Legends of the Fall.

Terrance M Sullivan

Lord Willing I will be at the Alabama vs Miami Game at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The Fun Time in Atlanta and Tailgating with the Canes Family is worth it for me As For The Game I have no expectations. I will treat it like I treated the Trip to Arlington against LSU Great Time minus The Game but great time nontheless.

alpine

King, Roche Joining Forces at The U
Jan 25, 2020

By Christy Cabrera Chirinos
HurricaneSports.com

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – More than once, they've studied each other's film.

D'Eriq King and Quincy Roche shared a conference during the first parts of their respective college careers. And that meant, given their positions, understanding what each did well.

It also meant trying to find ways to neutralize those strengths.

That wasn't exactly easy.

"He was in the game plan every single year. We tried to know where he was at all times. … Just getting away from him is a task. You have to do the best you can do," said King, a quarterback.

"He gave me one of the toughest times of anybody that I've ever had to go against. Between him being able to pass and him be able to run while still being able to throw. … he's so dynamic in the run game while still being dynamic in the pass game," countered Roche, a defensive end.

The good news for both the signal caller and the pass rusher? The only place they'll have to worry about containing each other these days is on the practice field at Miami, where they've now joined forces to play their final season of college football together.

They're plenty happy about that fact. The Hurricanes might be even happier.

Earlier this week, King and Roche – two of the nation's top graduate transfers – set the college football world abuzz when each decided to join the Miami program.

To some, their decisions might have been surprising, given the fact the Hurricanes will take the field this fall looking to bounce back from a tough 6-7 season.

But both King and Roche see the opportunity to make a difference in Coral Gables and both believe they can each have significant roles in helping second-year coach Manny Diaz get the Hurricanes back to competing for the ACC Coastal Division title.

"I kind of played in a fast, aggressive defense," said Roche, who was the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year last fall after totaling 49 tackles, 13 sacks, 19 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles at Temple. "So, [Miami] reminds me of a lot of the same things. Fast, aggressive, high-energy, that's what I'm used to. I think that will kind of make this transition smooth."

Roche's addition to the defense is expected to give an already-talented front a boost, particularly if he's lined up with another of the nation's top pass rushers, Greg Rousseau, whose 15.5 sacks last fall ranked second nationally and helped him earn ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year recognition.

While an impending quarterback competition looms this spring, King's addition, too, is big.

Though the former four-star prospect played in just four games last season before deciding to redshirt at Houston, King was an absolute force in 2018.

He completed 64 percent of his passes and threw for 2,982 yards with 36 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He ran for another 674 yards and 14 touchdowns and earned numerous honors for his play, including a spot on the American All-Conference Second Team.

During his time at Houston, King worked with multiple coaches and offensive coordinators. He gained experience in offenses similar to the one run by new Hurricanes offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and saw Lashlee's system up close when the Cougars faced SMU.

Those are just two of the big reasons King expects he'll feel comfortable at Miami, even as the Hurricanes, as a whole, are preparing to adopt a new offensive system and he'll personally have to adjust to playing for another set of coaches.

"Coach Diaz is a great guy. That's the first thing I noticed about him. He's real genuine. He's not loud and screaming. He's just a good guy. And Coach Lashlee [who came to Miami from SMU], he was also in the same conference as me and Quincy, so I kind of knew his offense a little bit playing against him and kind of had a relationship," King said. "We just built on that relationship.

"I'm very excited. I played in an offense pretty similar to it in Houston … just coming down here, in this offense, I'm ready to go. I'm ready to work."

While both King and Roche are established playmakers at their respective positions, the two know that with their level of experience, they'll be called on to provide something more than just touchdowns and sacks.

With the departures of linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael Pinckney, the Hurricanes know they are going to need veterans to step up and lead the defense. The same applies on the offensive side of the ball, which lost veteran receiver K.J. Osborn and running back DeeJay Dallas, who was widely regarded as one of Miami's heart-and-soul players last season.

King and Roche know that as redshirt seniors they'll be counted on to set examples.

Neither is shying away from that reality.

"I feel like I'm a lead-by-example type of guy, but [I can] also be vocal at times. I'm not a big 'rah-rah' guy, but I come into the building every single day to try and do as much work as possible to get better and build a relationship with the guys," King said. "I also feel that's important, just having a relationship in the locker room and everybody being on the same page, I think that can help a team win. That's what I bring."

Added Roche, "I want to come in and just mesh with the team, start building the chemistry. My leadership style is that I'm a leader by example. … I just want to exhibit the right thing so people can look at me and say, 'I want to go that way. I want to do the right thing.'"

For both King and Roche, the past few weeks have been plenty busy.

After visiting Miami and deciding to join the Hurricanes, they've had to relocate to South Florida from Houston and Philadelphia, respectively. They've gone through the process of enrolling in Miami's graduate program. They've worked to meet as many of their new teammates and coaches as possible, all while trying to get settled in their new homes.

Soon enough, they'll be diving into offseason workouts. And in the coming weeks, they'll join their new teammates on the practice field. Before long, the season will be upon them and they know they'll truly step into the spotlight and make that famed run through Miami's smoke for the first time when the Hurricanes return to action in September.

It will be a moment – and a season – they won't be taking for granted.

"There's a lot of history here, a lot of winning traditions and I was excited they even wanted me, to be honest with you," King said. "Just being here, and making the best of the year I have here. … It's a big deal. I don't take it lightly. I know the history of the program is winning, has always been winning. I'm coming here just ready to work, get to it and try to win as many games as possible."

Said Roche, "It's a big deal. This program is historic. It has a lot of history and the 'U' on the side of your helmet, that's a big deal to me. I'm just trying to make the best of it."

alpine

@MiamiHurricanes
RT @CanesWTennis: The final point of a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Lev-Ari to give @estelasomarriba the new @univmiami singles wins record. https://t.co/sLyGm0aTzg

86Cane

The GOAT!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM

That's the last time that punter ever faked a punt.

#LessonLearned

86Cane

That's a fact about PT because Bama is waiting with fork and spoon to start 2021.

Posted by: TheHerb | January 26, 2020 at 11:53 AM

I'm calling in sick that day.

I will be outside playing as Solar often recommends we do.

86Cane

1. Whether we like it or not, there's a huge motivational difference for the team if they are 10-0 and ranked in the Top 5 and facing FIU versus 6-4.

2. We've likely upgraded on kicker as well, so hopefully this challenge has been solved.

Posted by: TonyCane | January 26, 2020 at 11:05 AM

1. The game was NOT Miami vs FIU. That game was Butch vs Manny and we know how that turned out.

2. This is true. Thank God!

TheHerb

That's a fact about PT because Bama is waiting with fork and spoon to start 2021.

TonyCane


No reason we can't go 12 and OH BUT until we break the curses of losing on the road and especially losing to trailer trash teams that have no business being on the field with us, we will continue to be followers in the ACC where a majority of these teams are a bunch of rollercoaster teams that range anywhere from 5-7 to 9-3, excluding Clemson of course.

Posted by: HerbieIbis | January 26, 2020 at 11:12 AM

Barring injuries and/or an inability to adapt the new offense...10 wins is the minimum next year.

I just hope that when there are blowouts, that Van Dyke, Perry, Matocha, or Tate (whoever is the primary backup) get significant, meaningful playtime. CMD needs to plan for next season as well.

HerbieIbis

No reason we can't go 12 and OH BUT until we break the curses of losing on the road and especially losing to trailer trash teams that have no business being on the field with us, we will continue to be followers in the ACC where a majority of these teams are a bunch of rollercoaster teams that range anywhere from 5-7 to 9-3, excluding Clemson of course.

BigWindyCane1

My favorite Pro Bowl moment:

https://twitter.com/BleacherReport/status/1221435859183992839

The GOAT!

TonyCane

So Do We Finish 8-5 with this Roster 7-5 Regular Season and Bowl Win or better or worse than this scenario.

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | January 25, 2020 at 11:54 PM

We might be better than you think. Two factors give me hope.

1) The offense will get better. Last season was a nadir for a number of reasons:
a. Terrible offensive line plan
b. An offensive scheme that seemed not to take point A into account and relied on long-developing plays, turning our QB into 2003 David Carr

The offensive line had three freshmen. Just by virtue of another year in strength and conditioning, they will be better next season. The Lashlee offense will seek to mitigate any continued weakness. And King should be the best quarterback that we've had here in a LONG time

2. If kicking had been better, we win against Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech. A made extra point might have given us the edge against Virginia Tech too. Whether we like it or not, there's a huge motivational difference for the team if they are 10-0 and ranked in the Top 5 and facing FIU versus 6-4. So even with all of our offensive problems, if Matt Bosher had been here we likely would have won 3 or even 4 more games.

We've likely upgraded on kicker as well, so hopefully this challenge has been solved.

86Cane

9-3, uh I mean 12-0, keyboard error.

orange 'n green in the vein

Who is more foolish? The Pimp who keeps playing the recruiting blunder from down under or the fool who pays a website to read them put instances of the shift and the 8 key combination next to names of players who can't win football games?

TheHerb

Yeah, those adjustments on offense the last 3 games were really sound.

Beyond Basura

We have average players with a well below average coach. This last year is what you get.

I’d like anyone to come up with a single worse game-day prepping coach in any sport at any level than MD. He is absolutely trash when it come to this. However, I have to give him credit for his in-game, half time adaptability. After getting down 3 scores, he does do a nice job of halftime adjusting so that we are usually within striking distance by q4.

Gin & Tonic

Still makes me laugh when people blog about how we are more talented then the opponent we play.

Talent at Miami used to mean a special player. Someone who could dominate and win the game by making impact plays.

We have two such players on this roster.

One at tight end.
One at defensive end.

Simply not that good.

Terrance M Sullivan

So Do We Finish 8-5 with this Roster 7-5 Regular Season and Bowl Win or better or worse than this scenario.

BigWindyCane1

Great work TonyCane and Soup!

It appears that the Canes have a very talented roster (from the recruiting stars perspective). Need to see that committed talent translate to winning on the field.

solarcane

Perry 4 stars
Martell 4 stars


Louis Hedley (3 stars)
Jose Borregales (2 stars)

you know what I'm saying

HerbieIbis

Clean up!

KYcane

Dang

58 Straight

YUP!

solarcane

What?

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