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February 07, 2020

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58 Straight

NEW BLOG IS UP!

solarcane

Charlie Baxter AKA M.T. Graves

man there were so many

solarcane

roach,
I knew Rubin Carter he was a few years behind me at Stranahan

Walter Cronise heck

"The Fearless Foercast"

roachcane77

Speaking of TV news...

Walter Cronise ring any bells?

He was the weatherman for WPLG Channel 10, for many years, and lived in my neighborhood in North Dade, (I went to high school at Miami Norland with his son.) He was a decent guy...

roachcane77

Bet U didn't know...
http://www.umsportshalloffame.com/eddie-edwards.html
Posted by: 58 Straight | February 12, 2020 at 06:39 PM

I did!

Eddie Edwards, Chuck Foreman, Ottis (OJ) Anderson, Tony Cristiani, Rubin Carter, Don Latimer, Woody Bennett... These guys were in my classes at The U!

solarcane

Posted by: 58 Straight | February 12, 2020 at 06:39 PM

Nice catch soup,
I cant remember him he sounds like a beast. Im sure Harry and roach knew about him.
I remember Otis Anderson,Larry Cain,and EJ Baker right around then
Those were the free Burger King and Burdines ticket days.

solarcane

Morris Macklemore and the sports Annette Funicello

Posted by: solarcane | February 12, 2020 at 02:47 PM

SOLAR FOR THE WIN!


Blind Squirrel syndrome soup

solarcane

"It Ain't Raining Today Is it Bishes" I was just thinking of that the other day!!!!

Posted by: CGNC | February 12, 2020 at 02:39 PM

Man those days were a hoot CG!

58 Straight

Bet U didn't know...

http://www.umsportshalloffame.com/eddie-edwards.html

58 Straight

Morris Macklemore and the sports Annette Funicello

Posted by: solarcane | February 12, 2020 at 02:47 PM

SOLAR FOR THE WIN!

Early 70's Shula and his Dolphins ruled Miami.

The Hurricanes were a HS team and every team's Homecoming dream. Chalk it up as an easy win!

58 Straight

"It Ain't Raining Today Is it Bishes" I was just thinking of that the other day!!!!

Posted by: CGNC | February 12, 2020 at 02:39 PM

Oh the sweet, sweet memmories...

CGNC


If I’m on the 7% bus, I would hope Capt Morgan and coke starts at noon!
I’m ok with mimosas and bloody Mary’s before noon!
Anyone care to join?

Posted by: AeroCane | February 12, 2020 at 03:07 PM

It's BYOB prior to 6. LOL

solarcane

Big Al,
The John Forgerty line

A Bomb Fears,Anette had ears... I lusted in my heart.

yeah

Morris Maclomore would come on after the news but before the weather and describe this crappy team way down in Miami coached by this Andy Gustafston guy.

Ralph R would sign off every night with
"Good night, and may the good news be yours"

Mousekateers I remember

Annette, Cubby, Doreen, Bobby, Sleepy, Dopey,Donner and Blitzen

alpine

Big Al,
Terrazzo looked like tiny
colored marble chips the size of confetti mixed in concrete and finished and buffed till the floor was perfectly flat and shined like a concrete roller skating rink.

The Rifleman,Gun Smoke,American Bandstand, Ralph Rennik and the news,Morris Macklemore and the sports Annette Funicello

Posted by: solarcane | February 12, 2020 at 02:47 PM

- thanks for the terrazzo-explanation = NOT terrazzo; just some kind of brown tile

- i'm only 63 solar, so no idea about "the rifleman" or "morris macklemore"

- "gunsmoke" was my fathers favorite, but i was already in bed

- but damn, RALPH RENICK!!! congrats to your brain cells, solar, on pulling that one up!! 6 p.m. evening news (local) if i remember right

- i'm assuming you meant to say "sporty" anette funicello?
. . . to this day, "M I C, see you next week, K E Y, why? because we like you,
M O U S E . . ." goes thru my brain every now & then, if someone says "see you"

AeroCane

If I’m on the 7% bus, I would hope Capt Morgan and coke starts at noon!
I’m ok with mimosas and bloody Mary’s before noon!
Anyone care to join?

CGNC


Raize Good Job. I am sure The 7% Bus with CGNC, Solar and Aero will be a lively Bus.

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | February 11, 2020 at 04:16 PM

Raize, I believe the 7% bus serves Captain and Coke after 6. IJS

solarcane

Big Al,
Terrazzo looked like tiny
colored marble chips the size of confetti mixed in concrete and finished and buffed till the floor was perfectly flat and shined like a concrete roller skating rink.

The Rifleman,Gun Smoke,American Bandstand, Ralph Rennik and the news,Morris Macklemore and the sports Annette Funicello

CGNC


CGNC

this one

https://canespace.typepad.com/.a/6a00e008c6725888340120a601e943970c-pi

Posted by: solarcane | February 10, 2020 at 06:36 PM

"It Ain't Raining Today Is it Bishes" I was just thinking of that the other day!!!!

alpine

Posted by: solarcane | February 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM

LOVED this post!

our tv was in our florida room (lived in the chinese village for anyone knowing about the gables)

i don't know what a terrazzo floor is, but it's possible that's what i was standing on

what i loved about my parents was that they put a big old fluff sofa in that tv room, and i'd be jumping, falling and playing fantasy army on that big mamma sofa while watching tv
no couch potato; a coach mexican jumping bean


SOUP: some good ones you listed tv-wise: happy days & mod squad were two i enjoyed and had forgotten about
my mother loved barnaby, perry mason ad i love lucy, so i wound up checking them out sometimes too

pb

Posted by: solarcane | February 12, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Funny how those floors have come full circle. A lot of high end new construction homes are doing custom variations of them.

solarcane

Big Al
Loved the comment about getting zapped standing on the bare floor.

Remember "Florida Rooms" with Terrazzo floors and jalousie windows?

Terrazzo has the slip coefficient of Armour All you could do that Risky Business slide just trying to answer the phone.

Terrazzo being about 1000 times harder than stainless steel, and my older sister hating my guts raised many a bruise on my 10 year old body.
Thanks for the memory Big Al.

86Cane

pre-high school years soaking up the b & w telly with "i dream of jeannie", "hogans heroes", "gilligans island", . . . and, of course, "wild, wild west"
. . . the proverbial "good ole days"

Posted by: alpine | February 12, 2020 at 01:10 AM

Agree on all of the above.

Add Happy Days, Baretta, Starsky and Hutch, Barnaby Jones, Columbo, Mod Squad, CHIPS and many, many others.

roachcane77

Posted by: solarcane | February 12, 2020 at 10:09 AM
ICONIC! What a great scene!

The list of great film roles is endless for Newman! Not to mention his sports car racing career!

HerbieIbis

Yeah,
Him sitting in the Oh locker room telling those guys about failure to communicate.
The report is the fruits are bountiful in So.Flo. for the 2021 class at all positions, especially the lines.
Someone mentioned the Collier kid, I believe he is an FSU legacy and probably just like Branden Jennings, will probably go there. Bradley didn't have no pull with his kid brother.

solarcane

roach


https://youtu.be/KyR7XB0VBPM

roachcane77

Posted by: HerbieIbis | February 11, 2020 at 08:51
Herb yeah, one of my favorite movies too.
Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 11:03 PM

What a great movie!

Paul Newman... the King of Cool!

I can see Ed Reed talking to some slackers in the lockerroom... "What we've got here is failure to communicate." 😠😂🤣


pb

This 2021 class is loaded with local talent. We've got all the offseason momentum in the world.

But this team has got to get it done on the field this year if we are ever going to get this thing turned around.

Like last year, 10 wins should be the basement. Even with the worst 3rd down offense and most dysfunctional QB room in the country we were ahead or within a TD of the lead in the 4th quarter of 90% of our games.

Expect the defense to be ferocious up front to lead the way and King has all the things we've dreamed about at QB in an offense everyone has been begging for.

Could be a really special year, BUT Manny has to prove it to me. Not on the bus yet.

BigWindyCane1

One thing about those Louisiana boys ain't to many by pass LSU. They don't leave the crib.

Posted by: HerbieIbis | February 12, 2020 at 02:29 AM

True! Winning helps, though. And now we have Ed Reed to help us recruit Louisiana and any other state we want

HerbieIbis

One thing about those Louisiana boys ain't to many by pass LSU. They don't leave the crib.

solarcane

Coach Fields ranked number 3 college football recruiter for 2021 class right now
Awesome

alpine

RIP Robert Conrad, Two-Fisted TV Star of ‘Wild Wild West,’ Dies at 84
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/arts/robert-conrad-dead.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

pre-high school years soaking up the b & w telly with "i dream of jeannie", "hogans heroes", "gilligans island", . . . and, of course, "wild, wild west"
. . . the proverbial "good ole days"

got shocked so much turning on our old tv when our floor was cold, that i'd be holding my breath and acting like our on button was a king cobra i was trying to shake hands with

solarcane

Windy,
the 2021 recruiting recruit player rankings 24/7 sports

https://247sports.com/Season/2021-Football/RecruitRankings/

Ohio State must have a lot of recruiters whispering in players ears it seems

solarcane

Posted by: HerbieIbis | February 11, 2020 at 08:51

Herb yeah, one of my favorite movies too.

solarcane

Windy,
right on about winning games will cure a lot of recruiting misses.
If we do have a shock the world offense, a sound defense and an at least average special team we will be on our way back, and kids will want to be here.

BigWindyCane1

Aside from some of the WR prospects mentioned, Jacorey Brooks and Romello Brinson are two 2021 WR prospects I really like a lot. They have been making big game changing plays since 10th grade.

As for DBs, I like those Palmetto CBs Jason Marshall and Corey Collier. If Rumph can get one of them, I think he will have an elite corner, and Arte Burns little brother along with Markeviuos Brown or someone of that ilk, would give us a super elite CB class

solarcane

I remember a time when a kid named Jacory brought half of the high school national championship team to town, all our problems were solved and for sure we would never ever look back.

We were younger then and didnt admit to ourselves other teams were getting just as good players but had way better coaches.

Now for the first time in forever we have what appear like real coaches, and a Hall of Fame mentor to guide them.

We have a qb that has proven himself and is said to have the work ethic we haven't seen in a qb since KD11.
If he teaches Van Dyke how to be a leader on and off the field we will have a quality qb room with the next starter plugged in and guys waiting their turn to run the show.

I like Reed telling parents if your kid doesn't want to compete don't come here. I think we will see a lot of guys get weeded out,and a few guys we want get passed over because they have attitude issues.

Manny has done a really good job of making positive changes.


BigWindyCane1

I see Franklin is ranked as the 186th prospect per 247 composite rankings. That ranking is an absolute joke!

58 Straight

Bottom line: the coaches need to start winning some games — win and they will come!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 11, 2020 at 10:06 PM

There IT is right there.

If CGNC's 7% bus comes in first in the Miami primary, we will struggle mightily once again.

If Terrance's 10% bus comes in we will see the worm turn in our favor and good things will follow.

If OUR 12% bus rolls into town in early December we will blow the doors off this place like you haven't see since, since, since, well shall I dare say, 2001?

We have one last chance to save Miami and Manny.

His name is Lashlee.

His OL coach is Justice.

His QB is King.

God, please we are begging U one last time...

BigWindyCane1

I really like the 2021class of commits. Size, speed and talent are all there throughout to really shock the college football world. These are potential “Ed Reed type” players, in the sense that they have a chance to be special in the right environment. I hope we can keep them all in the fold, then bring in some more decommits and fence sitters.

Bottom line: the coaches need to start winning some games — win and they will come!

58 Straight

Show him the depth chart at running back in 2001.

Posted by: DuvalCane | February 11, 2020 at 08:43 PM

Bada boom, bada bing.

I vote Duval 2020!

HerbieIbis

So we got us a McGahee type back, in Franklin. Hope he is not a like Francy, commit decommit, commit again and is now freezing his azz off at Braska.
Need to get Yulkieth Brown although LSU is his dream team.
Plenty of bugs on both sides of the line. Going to need to bring in 2 above good DT'S. We got one but of the 4 or 5 good ones, only one has as one of his top teams. The oh line looks a little better as we have 3 that have us in their top 5.
Got to take at LB, as well and get Hood.
Got flip James William's back. This is where Ed Reed could be real handy. Personally think the dude will be a De or LB.

solarcane

Duval.
I agree 100 % the kid gets everybody fired up hangs around till next season sees he is gonna sit a year than plays for Georgia

HerbieIbis

Solar,
Great movie. Carr the floor Walker was none other than Clifton James and if u remember played in 2 James Bond movies, the Man With The Golden Gun and Live and Let die, I believe that last one was right.

DuvalCane

Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 08:10 PM

This is one of these situations where Ed Reed needs to step in and tell this kid look, either you're going to compete or go somewhere else. Show him the depth chart at running back in 2001.

solarcane

"I think I can play wherever," Franklin said. "I mean if a [depth chart] is deep I might have to look at something else, but it's really not that deep at Miami."

the kiss of death again?

pb

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 11, 2020 at 07:24 PM

Huge!!

BigWindyCane1

Lashlee and company got Thad Franklin to recommit. Franklin is aN absolute beast. RB-U is back!

solarcane

sully,
explains how, where, and why you ride what bus where.

https://youtu.be/qqhyIIZt87A

solarcane

some mat drill stuff

https://twitter.com/i/status/1225573638759276544

The Herb

There was a Lurker on here at one time.

raizecane

I remember fearing the news of what AngryCane or Canez1 had destroyed by halftime every Saturday.

Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 03:35 PM

*******************************************

I have seen it with my own eyes.....wasn't pretty.

solarcane

Posted by: 86Cane | February 11, 2020 at 06:02 PM

Sometimes you know me better than I know myself

86Cane

If you think we go 9-3 or 10-2 You ride on the 10% Bus with Me. If you think we are going 11-1 you can either pick the 10% Bus or 12% Bus and obviously if you think we go undefeated and 12-0 you ride on the 12% Bus with The Soupster!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | February 11, 2020 at 04:20 PM

WELL PLAYED SIR!

NOTICE TO CONSUMERS: If you start out on the 7% bus there will NOT be any seat jumping allowed later on in the season after we win 8 or 9 or 10 or 12 games. You will just have to park that 7% bus and walk with Solar from there on in.

PLEASE CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE.

86Cane

I remember fearing the news of what AngryCane or Canez1 had destroyed by halftime every Saturday.

Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 03:35 PM

Shyte got broken up for sure. Lots of shyte.

I think one reason that the prices of Flat Screen TVs have gone down so much over the years is all the new TVs Canes fans had to buy after breaking a few each year. AngryCane was good for 3-4 a year no doubt.

solarcane

Solar LOL U Got Me Dying laughing!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | February 11, 2020 at 05:46 PM

Thanks Sully,
you know you and me are as tight as rusted nuts.

86Cane

LOL PB! I asked Tom awhile back if you were GoCanes

Posted by: CGNC | February 11, 2020 at 02:11 PM

Can't divulge my secrets, sources and methods.

86Cane

1. LSU slapped the Kool Aid out of our mouth.

2/ We have all our apples bet that King stays healthy for 13 games,that could be tough to do with the swiss cheese posse lurching around three yards behind him every play.

Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 11:39 AM

1. I still have the scar.

2. "Swiss Cheese? Ah, yes indeed. But we have a new offense, new coordinator and a new OL coach. Going to cut sacks by 50%. Moving from Swiss to straight cheddar!

Terrance M Sullivan

TSully up to the 10% bus over from the 7-5, 8-4, 9-3 in recent weeks?

#StillTrendingUp

Posted by: 86Cane | February 11, 2020 at 05:40 PM
Yes Sir Soupster I am going with a 10-2 Regular Season as My Final Answer So I will be spearheading The Bus and The Herbster is riding with me any more takers on the 10% Bus!

Terrance M Sullivan

Solar LOL U Got Me Dying laughing!

86Cane

Yours Truly is Spearheading The 10% Bus Who Wants In!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | February 11, 2020 at 11:18 AM

TSully up to the 10% bus over from the 7-5, 8-4, 9-3 in recent weeks?

#StillTrendingUp

Sarasota 'cane

ron mexico

Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 05:02 PM

For the win!!

Go 'canes!!

alpine

Apologies sir. An oversight, not a slight I promise.

Still trying to figure out who you are cause you are definitely not a new kid on this block either.

Posted by: pb | February 11, 2020 at 04:01 PM

- apologies accepted

- and you're right, not new; changed aliases, like you
. . . but most of my canespace history was as a lurker

alpine

joe, herb, appreciate the feedback re: receivers

didn't know bussey had a "busted wheel" (good one, herb)
. . . i assume it's a type of injury where a good percent never make it back to where they were before?

i think on this one, i'll take the cop-out approach; wait to see who comes and that's who i'll want

solarcane

In an ironic history twist

Terrence Sullivan enacts forced busing on a sports blog.
Civil Rights activist and self proclaimed know it all solarcane refuses to sit in the bus, and instead runs alongside it drawing attention to the injustice.

Mr.solarcane remarked "Ill be dammed if I will let sully pick my seat."

updates at 11.

alpine

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | February 11, 2020 at 04:20 PM

well configured, terrance!

- in february, i'll always be riding the 12%

- come august, and i'll do that thing where you jump from one moving bus to another . . . joining you on the 10%
. . . i'll bring a case of austrian radler with me

solarcane

ron mexico

The Herb

I got u Alpine But the dude had a busted wheel and who knows, how he'll be able to perform. Don't care but if we use more than one ship, it will count forward. Rather have someone, if that's the case that has more than one year.

Joe

Alpine, I'm all for Rico Bussey Jr over Tyrik Black! He's got alot of experience. He has the height and size we need with lots of speed. He is familiar with the offense. I think he needs to be the top WR we go after now.

Terrance M Sullivan

Alpine U can Pick The 7% Percent Bus with CGNC or the 10% Bus with Yours Truly. to help with matters if you think we are going anywhere from 5-7 to 7-5 ride the 7% Bus with CGNC. If you think we go 8-4 you have to choose between the 7% Bus or the 10% Bus. If you think we go 9-3 or 10-2 You ride on the 10% Bus with Me. If you think we are going 11-1 you can either pick the 10% Bus or 12% Bus and obviously if you think we go undefeated and 12-0 you ride on the 12% Bus with The Soupster!

Terrance M Sullivan

Raize Good Job. I am sure The 7% Bus with CGNC, Solar and Aero will be a lively Bus.

Terrance M Sullivan

Herbster That's Perfectly Fine With Me. One on The Bus, One at the TailGate, and One Inside The Rock! Matter of Fact That's our Motto on the 10% Bus!

pb

Posted by: alpine | February 11, 2020 at 03:10 PM


Apologies sir. An oversight, not a slight I promise.

Still trying to figure out who you are cause you are definitely not a new kid on this block either.

pb

Posted by: CGNC | February 11, 2020 at 02:11 PM

It's been tough not dropping a "Hi CGNC..." for so long! Appreciate the welcome back!

solarcane

You can tell how the people on Canespace have matured and evolved over the last 13 years.

Nobody on here has to hide the remote or fancy knick knacks during games, guys like soup can go outside and tidy up the yard in the third quarter.

I remember fearing the news of what AngryCane or Canez1 had destroyed by halftime every Saturday.

solarcane

Posted by: alpine | February 11, 2020 at 03:19 PM


You get it

alpine

herb - regarding tyrik black
. . . marsh thomas says rico bussey would be better; what do you think?

https://www.stateoftheu.com/2020/2/11/21132820/miami-hurricanes-offense-football-rico-bussey-north-texas-rhett-lashlee-transfer-portal-receiver-um

alpine

herb - re: LB'S
https://www.stateoftheu.com/2020/2/11/21133165/miami-hurricanes-football-linebacker-room-in-limbo-after-key-departures-and-lingering-injuries-more

available linebackers this spring are going to be:

RS Fr. Avery Huff
RS Sr. Zach McCloud
RS Jr. Waynmon Steed (missed all ‘19)
RS So. walk-on Ryan Ragone
RS Fr. walk-on Zac Smith
RS Jr. walk-on Colvin Alford
RS. Fr. walk-on Jake Hoffman
RS So. Patrick Joyner Jr.

alpine

It's fun to predict 10 11 12 game wins every season in February and I get it and think its great for our morale on the space considering what we have been through.

So if its alright with everybody Ill sit back and enjoy the wins, not be dumbfounded by the losses and pretty much content with us moving in the right direction, thanks!

Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 12:56 PM

seems i'm on the solar-train:

- 58-0 in february

- as the season goes by, adapt

- if it's a season like the last couple, take the hopes out of the shirt-pocket (the one near the heart); put them in tupperware; stash in freezer until february rolls around once more; then unfreeze; put hopes back in pocket; drink lots of koolaid; . . .

HerbIbis

Solar, I'm with u on the WR'S. Pope was supposed to be this great game breaker for us and the dude has pissed away 2 years. One thing we do lack, besides a go to WR, is bigger WR'S. Wiggins is it as far as height goes. We used to have A basketball team at wr and not enough speed, now we don't have a 6'3, 6'4 guys that can win a jump ball.
I do we need to go after Tyrik Black, who has 2 years left a use one of those ships forward. Still have one left for a lineman in the summer.
I think we have 3 healthy LB'S for the Spring and 4 CB's.
I think we have 5 Lb's laid up. Need a little more talent at that position.
Kids need to be coached better. The tudes might change on OH since we are finally going 21 century. Why would any WR come play in an antiquated offense we were running, especially with a bunch of breaches in the levee. By the time they got their head around the Qb was on his azz.
Hopefully Kinchins can teach them how to run routes to get seperation.

alpine

mr. pb:

i gave a shout-out to "pb and esteban" the post before you wrote endearing things about pb, which eventually led to your "outing"

. . . but you never gave me a thank you or tip o' the cap for the anonymous compliment

bad form; and negative karma points in your soul's bank acct.
ijs

raizecane

LOL! Yes, you me, Aero and Raize are from the "show-me-state". Tsully has apparently put us on the 7% bus which is probably most fuel efficient LOL.

Posted by: CGNC | February 11, 2020 at 02:14 PM
LOL Outstanding As Always CGNC!

Posted by: Terrance M Sullivan | February 11, 2020 at 02:22 PM

*********************************

I was gonna see if there was a 5% sidecar.....but I'll be a team player and ride with the 7%

HerbieIbis

That's a plan Tee! Since I developed AFIB my beer drinking consumption (power drinking) has been drastically curtailed. As I asked my cardiologist about drinking beer and he told me one to 2 maybe 3, unless I wanted to end up back in the hospital, So I guess I would have to do a majority of the driving on the bus and I'm quite sure that would be okay with you, right Tee..?

The Herb

J.W., Willie Will from Nashville, DJ Moonbat.

Terrance M Sullivan

LOL! Yes, you me, Aero and Raize are from the "show-me-state". Tsully has apparently put us on the 7% bus which is probably most fuel efficient LOL.

Posted by: CGNC | February 11, 2020 at 02:14 PM
LOL Outstanding As Always CGNC!

CGNC

Posted by: pb | February 11, 2020 at 05:51 AM

LOL! Welcome back.

CGNC


I'm still riding the 50%(we win some we lose some) taxi with Aero and CGNC till I actually see us pound a few teams in a real game.
I have been about 8-4 every since
LSU slapped the Kool Aid out of our mouth.

We have all our apples bet that King stays healthy for 13 games,that could be tough to do with the swiss cheese posse lurching around three yards behind him every play.


Posted by: solarcane | February 11, 2020 at 11:39 AM

LOL! Yes, you me, Aero and Raize are from the "show-me-state". Tsully has apparently put us on the 7% bus which is probably most fuel efficient LOL.

CGNC

LOL PB! I asked Tom awhile back if you were GoCanes

solarcane


FOOTBALL NEWS
There’s A Big Difference Between Talent And Production

Production is very important when placing expectations

By marshthomas

The other night, I was discussing the Miami Hurricanes with fellow fans on Twitter, as I usually do. As the evening went on, I began talking to several people about the Canes wide receiver room, and the players we have at that position. In what is often the case with me, I disagreed with several Miami fans.

Call me negative, but I prefer to be labeled as an honest and realistic Hurricanes fan, which is rare within the Miami community. I’m not saying that the wide receiver room isn’t talented, of course they are. UM has Dee Wiggins (who I’m a HUGE fan of), Mark Pope, Mike Harley, Jeremiah Payton and several others who could very well turn out to be superstars in the future. However, to say that the wide receiver room at Miami is “stacked” or “loaded” is completely false.

You know what program has a stacked WR group? The Ohio State Buckeyes, with guys like Garrett Wilson and Chris Olavem, or the Purdue Boilermakers with the incredible duo of Rondale Moore and David Bell.

The LSU Tigers this past season had two wide receivers with over 1,000 yards, and two more WR’s who had over 500 yards, with three of those guys catch 10-plus touchdowns. That is what you would call a stacked WR room. In the same year, Miami had one receiver who went over 500 yards, and only one with 5 touchdowns.


This has been a problem for the Hurricanes for a while now, and not just for the wide receivers, but for nearly every position, and the team at large. Miami fans, and I've been guilty of this hundreds of times, we always seem to label a certain position group and also the team before they’ve actually proven anything.


And there's several reasons why we do this. When it comes to individual players and in-turn position groups, we’ll hype them up based on the high school they attended, or the stars they received while in high school. We’ll carry that same argument sometimes until these players are juniors or even seniors, even though they haven’t proven anything at the college level.


It’s another thing to say that Miami is loaded with their defensive ends, because that actually has some truth to it. When you have Gregory Rousseau and Quincy Roche at DE, then you can say loudly that the Canes are “stacked” at that position, because you have past production to back up that statement
Perfect example of this is with the Hurricanes quarterback situation these past two off-seasons. Last year, Tate Martell was labeled early on as the guy who will be the next great Miami QB, and many picked him to be the 2019 starter, and this was before anybody saw him throw a pass at UM. We did this because Martell was such a highly-touted prospect out of high school, and made some plays while at Ohio State.


Fast-forward to the actual season, and Martell was in fact not the guy, struggling with Dan Enos’ offense, resulting in Jarren Williams winning the starting job.


On the other hand, there’s been a lot of hype surrounding D’Eriq King, along with an equal amount of doubt and questions. With this situation, the excitement and expectations placed upon King are valid, as he’s a quarterback who has put up incredible stats at the college level, and has proven that he can be a top player at this position.

Houston QB D'Eriq King could be the next Kelly Bryant. I'm sure a few SEC teams will inquire regarding his services.

4,925 passing yards, 50 touchdowns with another 1,421 rushing and 28 touchdowns on the ground during his career.


Now, I will again say that Miami’s wide receiver have the POTENTIAL to be a very dangerous group, if they’re able to actually produce. Same goes for the entire Hurricanes team

solarcane

Michigan State has the highest ranked strength of schedule next season, Miami comes in at 66th toughest schedule.
I would have thought all the SEC teams would have the toughest but they schedule some real cup cakes away from conference.

Terrance M Sullivan

Solar Sounds like A Plan U , CGNC, and Aero are spearheading the 7% Bus. Herbster I will put you down for the 10% Bus with me are you cool to that.

solarcane

sully,
so far I'm walking to the games.
I think we could win about 9, but just like everyone on here I have no idea if Manny has them ready to play on the road,if the kickers stay healthy,King stays healthy, Mac Brown forgets how to coach.

It's fun to predict 10 11 12 game wins every season in February and I get it and think its great for our morale on the space considering what we have been through.

So if its alright with everybody Ill sit back and enjoy the wins, not be dumbfounded by the losses and pretty much content with us moving in the right direction, thanks!

HerbieIbis

We ain't going no 7-5. Bank THAT! Got to show The Herbster that u have the Jewels to win on the road and not lay down like road kill. We will find a way to lose a few, I'm sad to say. Still need some pieces, that Manny still keeps forgetting.
Have to make sure, through recruiting, that we are stocking ALL positions.

Terrance M Sullivan

Solar/Aero/CGNC Is Spearheading The 7% Bus? Or Do You All Want To Call It The 6% Bus. Let Us Know. If You have Ever Been To The Rock For The Hurricane Walk you know their are 3 Busses for the Team So Keeping With That This Is Our Canespace Spin On It The 12% Bus(Soupster)12-0, The 10% Bus(Terrance)10-2 and The 7% Bus(CGNC)7-5! These Are only Regular Season this Does Not Include Post Season (ala ACC Championship and Bowl Season) Declare Your Ride by February 29th. Go Canes!

solarcane

I'm still riding the 50%(we win some we lose some) taxi with Aero and CGNC till I actually see us pound a few teams in a real game.
I have been about 8-4 every since
LSU slapped the Kool Aid out of our mouth.

We have all our apples bet that King stays healthy for 13 games,that could be tough to do with the swiss cheese posse lurching around three yards behind him every play.

Terrance M Sullivan

Solar That's Not The Most difficult Schedule but it's far from a easy schedule. That's 9 Bowl Teams(VT, MSU, UVA, FSU, Pitt, WF, UNC, Temple, UAB, from Last Year outta 12 Games.

solarcane

College Football News Ranks Miami Schedule

This is another hella easy schedule.

2020 preseason ranking of the Miami football schedule from the hardest-looking games to the easiest

1. Nov. 14 at Virginia Tech
2. Sept. 26 at Michigan State
3. Oct. 31 at Virginia
4. Nov. 7 Florida State
5. Oct. 3 Pitt
6. Oct. 9 at Wake Forest
7. Oct. 24 North Carolina
8. Nov. 21 at Georgia Tech
9. Nov. 28 Duke
10. Sept. 5 Temple
11. Sept. 19 UAB
12. Sept. 12 Wagner

Terrance M Sullivan

SoupSter Is Spearheading The 12% Bus. Yours Truly is Spearheading The 10% Bus Who Wants In!

solarcane

If Lashlee is the real deal and King delivers the goods I think the biggest loser in recent Canes history will be Jeff Thomas.

If he had followed the rules shut his mouth worked like Braxton B. Came back for his senior year he would have the opportunity to be one of the top 5 receivers in the nation and his draft stock shoot straight up.

He made some really difficult catches and lost tons of yards having to come back for the ball when he did play.

If he had his stuff together this could have been his year, that said I hope Mike H and Brevin J have fantastic years.

86Cane

12% Bus Riders: VACane signs up!

KYCane: Designated Driver
IraqiCane: Defensive Special Ops
Hassan: Intelligence Gathering
VACane: Head Coach
RoachCane: Assistant Coach
BigWindyCane: Recruiting Coordinator
TonyCane: Team Statistician
AlpineCane: Comic Relief Coordinator
Harry Miller: Chief Of Staff
GoCanes: Cheerleading Coordinator
86Cane: Team Captain
58Straight: Team Historian
SOUP: Team Disciplinarian

Who got next?

86Cane

This is who I thought The Truth was (read all the way down):

https://businesslawyerorangecounty.com/attorneys/john-clough/

Can't prove it, don't want to, but just saying.

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