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August 27, 2020

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58 Straight

NEW BLOG IS UP!

orange 'n green in the vein

Obviously super early in the college football season but so far, my favorite 'story line' has been watching the usual gang of idiots in the media trying to stir up some indignation over how the 2020 champion will be somehow discredited with the pac/big conferences not caring enough about the sport to even try and compete for the title this year, it gaining less than zero traction because this isn't pop warner and you don't get a trophy just for being on the team at this level, and now the same usual gang of idiots have to publish a bunch of sour grapes stories about coaches and players affected by the scared commissioning disqualifying all those teams due to their own choice to not play.

Second runner up is west coast bias turning out all along to be the west coast being biased against themselves when it comes to caring about football enough to get some games in, hilarious when hypocrisy is exposed so blatantly and what's their excuse going to be now going forward since you shot that old lie out back behind the barn to put it down for good?

Harry Miller


Offense - D'Eriq King
Deffense - Quince Roche
Freshman - Xavier Restrepo
Coach - Rhett Lashlee

TonyCane

Offense: King
Defense: Roche
Freshman: Knighton
Coach: Lashlee

AeroCane

Bolden, Roche and McCloud
3 good options!

roachcane77

Offense - D'Eriq King
Defense - Quincy Roche
Freshman - Donald Chaney, Jr.
Coach - Rhett Lashlee

How do you NOT go with King & Lashlee at this point?

Let's Go CANES!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

AeroCane

Offense - D'Eriq King
Deffense - Bolden
Freshman - Knighton
Coach - Rhett Lashlee

AeroCane

Inside the U gas posted the depth chart if interested.

orange 'n green in the vein

Is this even still a thing here? Well now it still is, I guess:

Offense - D'Eriq King
Deffense - Zach McCloud
Freshman - Xavier Restrepo
Coach - Rhett Lashlee

Haven't won one of these since Hankerson/Bailey more than a decade ago though so enjoy the kiss of death guys.

58 Straight

We can all agree on this but then reality hits and we realize we lost to fiu last year and we haven’t beaten UAB YET!

Posted by: AeroCane | September 06, 2020 at 03:51 PM

I don't recall losing to FIU last year?

Did that really happen?

AeroCane

It’s game week!
Have a good day!

AeroCane

I don’t want it to be close. I want Miami to shock the world and beat Clemson outright. I want them to be hyped up, full of excitement for the ACC title game. And then I want Miami to do it to them again, but even more convincingly.

Lol
We can all agree on this but then reality hits and we realize we lost to fiu last year and we haven’t beaten UAB YET! Let’s see if manny has the kids ready. I do feel that King, Jordan, Williams (RT), Roche and mcCloud bring solid leadership which will really help!

TonyCane

I don’t want it to be close. I want Miami to shock the world and beat Clemson outright. I want them to be hyped up, full of excitement for the ACC title game. And then I want Miami to do it to them again, but even more convincingly.

KYcane

We need to make a fight out it, Put a scare in in them. Make them not want to play us at the end of the year because they know we will be better then. No more dic*ing around, play tough, smart, fast and Hard hitting football again.

That is what I want to see, nothing else. I am sick and tired of being sick of sorry ass football.

Posted by: Harry Miller | September 06, 2020 at 12:24 AM

Harry channeling some VACane

AeroCane

So Jeff Thomas, the number 8 receiver and 4 star, who under whelmed at Miami, left a year early, went undrafted to the Pats, was cut. This guy had the potential to be a millionaire if he had any focus at all!

Harry Miller

I agree AeroCane and play Clemson close, not get beat 58-10. We need to make a fight out it, Put a scare in in them. Make them not want to play us at the end of the year because they know we will be better then. No more dic*ing around, play tough, smart, fast and Hard hitting football again.

That is what I want to see, nothing else. I am sick and tired of being sick of sorry ass football.

AeroCane

Absolutely 86!
We will know real quick if manny is the right man for the job - we must be 3-1 at the worst for me to accept him as the right guy! However, Blake, the admin and even some fans, will take 2-2
Not me!
JMO

86Cane

I get your point OGV - talent is one component. Coaching and personal initiative are the other legs of the tripod that makes up a sports team.

THERE ARE PROBABLY FOUR OR FIVE MORE FACTORS THAT ALSO DETERMINE SUCCESS:

Recruiting: Not just the highest rated players but the right ones at the right positions that fit your system on offense and defense.

Chemistry: How the team gels together, do they like each other, are their natural leaders that players respect, is there an enforcer of team rules.

Injuries: At key positions, or too many at one position that has depth or even one injury at a position that lacks depth.

Scheduling: Beyond the team's control but certainly plays a significant factor in when teams are scheduled in the season, when the team gets a bye at the right time, coming back strong after a week off.

And most of all LUCK, just ask Bobby Bowden!

Others here may think of and add more to this list.

86Cane

The Miami Hurricanes have the best 2020 recruiting class in the country according to Baseball America.

I LIKE THIS A LOT!

TonyCane

I get your point OGV - talent is one component. Coaching and personal initiative are the other legs of the tripod that makes up a sports team.

The talent ratings are theoretical, based on HS performances, with the exception of Roche and King whom 247 rerated as 4 star players when they transferred to Miami versus the 2 and 3 star ratings that they had out of HS. Does having a team of 75 four and five star players like Alabama guarantee a national championship, let alone a winning season? No. Many players will underperform, and others will not play to their expectations because they were never put into the position to do so. A perfect example of that was Chickillo, who as a five star recruit selflessly allowed himself to be ballooned into a defensive lineman at the request of Al Golden and likely cost himself a Day 1-2 draft spot.

I remember the early 2010s, when Miami’s talent level crumbled and a huge, seemingly insurmountable gap opened between it and FSU/UF. It’s fun on one level to see that gap narrowed, or eliminated as with FSU. It’s really cool to see someone like Taylor sign with us. But as cool as it seems that Miami’s theoretical talent is heading in the right direction, it won’t matter if the coaching staff fails. As poorly as last season played out, as a hopeful fan I think of two things. One, we’re one good kicker away from a 10 win regular season. And two, Diaz does not appear to be stubborn. Rather, he’ll do anything to win. I am hopeful that Lashlee and Justice were the changes that we needed. We’ll see, but I am optimistic.

AeroCane

Had our last scrimmage tonight (situational) and the 2 deep should be coming out soon.

AeroCane

I like this quote and I think manny is growing into the job (or I hope)

"I think I'm just encouraged of the overall attitude of our team," Diaz said. "Even out there (Tuesday) we finished practice with some sprints just to make sure everybody is holding everybody else accountable. I think they feel that. I think they feel that difference. I think we're a more connected team than we were a year ago and we've been trying as a staff to expose where the connections don't exist to shine light on it. I think the guys have done a good job of battling through those things. There's still a lot of work to do. We're still a week away, but they do seem to be willing."

AeroCane

The Miami Hurricanes have the best 2020 recruiting class in the country according to Baseball America.

The class is led by three top-100 prospects in right-handed pitcher Victor Mederos (No. 59), right-handed pitcher Alejandro Rosario (60), and shortstop Yohandy Morales (77) with two others, catcher Carlos Perez (137) and right-handed pitcher Jake Smith (146) in the top 200.

AeroCane

Less than a week away! Manny needs to show us he knows how to be a head coach! Winning winning and winning with a fun offense and aggressive defense will keep the 4 and 5 stars home! (Assuming we’re get a real CB coach and LB coach - the 2 weaknesses other than possibly manny!) JMO

58 Straight

The Raiders went on to win that game, 37–14, thanks in part to Jackson's 3 touchdowns and 221 rushing yards.

Posted by: Old Skool | September 03, 2020 at 06:48 PM

Bus fare? That's a good one!

Bo Jackson was a great athlete as was Herschel Walker. What are they both up to these days?

orange 'n green in the vein

UAB is literally running nearly the same playbook as Lashley did last year at SMU in the first quarter of the opener. Even the play call tendencies are almost identical in field position and down and distance.

Central Arkansas is a trash team though so Miami is going to be a giant step up in weight class.

AeroCane

Hated the Boz
Loved Bo!

Old Skool

Everyone looks good ’till they get smacked in the mouth.” Brian Bosworth

Okay it's a variation on the Mike Tyson quote, but adding Brian makes it more relevant.

Here's a quick story. Before an NFL matchup with the Raiders, Bosworth publicly claimed that he was going to "contain" Raiders running back Bo Jackson. During a red zone play, Jackson received a hand-off and powered through Bosworth's attempted tackle to score a touchdown. According to Jackson, when he and Bosworth got to their feet after the play was over, he told Bosworth "next time, make sure you have bus fare," infuriating Bosworth. The Raiders went on to win that game, 37–14, thanks in part to Jackson's 3 touchdowns and 221 rushing yards.

AeroCane

Herb
Not this good!

The Herb

On paper always looks good at first.

Old Skool

Up to 35 percent of Big Ten athletes who had Covid-19 now show signs of inflammation of the heart muscle, a top Penn State doctor says.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/03/health/penn-state-big-10-myocarditis-covid-spt-trnd/index.html

AeroCane

Inside the U has posted pictures of some of the defensive guys with no shirts showing their gains with Feeley
Hopefully their physiques equal how they play cause they look big and strong
The least impressive guy in the picture imo is nesta.

orange 'n green in the vein

"It’s potentially the best quarterback in 18 years. On paper (sigh) this is the most talented Miami squad in eleven years. There are almost double the number of blue chippers on 2020 Miami versus the team that went 10-3 just three years ago...

Posted by: TonyCane | September 02, 2020 at 11:35 PM"

You're literally getting tired of your own attempts at justifying your comparisons so obviously it may be time to accept this fact: "blue chip recruits" are literally only predictions of potential performance. Once a recruiting class has used up their eligibility (caps for emphasis of the point incoming, not trying to yell at you with a keyboard, really I'm not) PREDICTIONS ARE USELESS and it's time to actually look at drafted players to the next level to discover what you had instead of what you could have had. That means any players signed in a class from five years ago are useless looking at their predictions out of high school, count drafted players and give more credit for higher picks and less credit for lower picks or undrafted free agents if you want a useful comparison instead of star gazing at subscription business models known for retroactively altering their numbers to justify their price tags to those who pay them for entertainment. Then you'll actually have some use at comparing talent levels on teams from that far back. Predictions of talent for players that still have eligibility are somewhat useful but as we're all aware, they don't score a single touchdown or prevent points on the board against on their own.

58 Straight

The positions that are concerning are CB and LB. We get good players but not great. If we can get at least one 4 star at LB and 2 at CB, then we should roll.

Posted by: HerbieIbis | September 03, 2020 at 12:52 AM

Agree 100%.

HerbieIbis

Tony u are right. The upper dawgs usually have at least 14 to 16 4 star players if bringing on 25 players. We are getting closer. The positions that are concerning are CB and LB. We get good players but not great. If we can get at least one 4 star at LB and 2 at CB, then we should roll.

TonyCane

It’s potentially the best quarterback in 18 years. On paper (sigh) this is the most talented Miami squad in eleven years. There are almost double the number of blue chippers on 2020 Miami versus the team that went 10-3 just three years ago.

Let’s see if it comes together.

On a secondary note, we’re on the verge (or May have already surpassed) FSU in the blue chip quotient of roster composition. Six years ago I remember writing an article about how far FSU was ahead, and how Miami could one day catch up. We have, and the 2021 class will cement it (FSU has just three 4 star players committed).

AeroCane

UGA QB Newman (transfer from WF) opts out

Herb - I agree regarding the lines - our DB’s are not that great so we need the pressure. For our OL, I think it’s going to be highly improved and king and our RB’s will really help BUT until I see it, I think our weakness will be LT

HerbieIbis

To where they finish will depend on both lines, mark The Herb's words.

orange 'n green in the vein

Team was ranked #8 in the preseason two seasons ago, spare me the 'best chance in 15 years' bullsh!t. Preseason poll also says Miami is a second tier at best team in their own conference so someone is huffing their own gas obviously in 2020 on the blob . . .

roachcane77

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Tuesday that Miami's Sept. 10th season opener against UAB will kickoff at 8:00 p.m. ET inside Hard Rock Stadium.
The game will be televised by the ACC Network.

Guess I have to renew my subscription to ACC Network... (Comcast/Xfinity is a joke for not picking them up.)

Old Skool

A federal judge ruled that former football coach Al Golden's $3 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Miami was without merit”

Posted by: AG | September 01, 2020 at 09:48 AM

It's a pity the judge couldn't rule the same way on Golden's coaching abilities.

AG

“Judge: Former football coach Al Golden's $3M lawsuit against Miami without merit
A federal judge ruled that former football coach Al Golden's $3 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Miami was without merit”

No big deal, it’s all part of the process.

Harry Miller

I think this year could be our best chance in along time. Let's hope they can get the offense together sooner than later, If so, we could be on our way to a great season. Wouldn't that be something.

I can hardly wait to get the waiting over. I just want to know now. I just can't take it much longer
fifteen years is long enough.

CGNC

Glad there will be games played! I am like 86 - no more money spent on tickets until I see change, real change, and improvement.

Anyone heard from Fran in Debary?

Hou Loltz

Some of you now agree with Lou Holtz of all people. This should be the ultimate sign you’re on the wrong side.

MLAlumni1970

Just here to say hi and stay safe, in Florida and, I guess, just about everywhere. Maybe not the North Pole, the South Pole, or Gainesville, or Tallahassee! We will all get through this stronger as Americans. Scary times for all of us. Michigan is on a modified lockdown, and I just stay home or get take-out. Scary times. Miss my CANES. Hi to 86 etc. etc.

TonyCabe

Great post, Harry.

An unethical and absurd coach might point to the smallish attendance this fall at some of these schools and say, “You want to go there? They cannot even fill up their stadium.”

KYcane

Posted by: Harry Miller | August 28, 2020 at 02:46 AM

Great post Harry

58 Straight

I agree 💯Harry! We can DO THIS!

Let's Go CANES!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 28, 2020 at 01:00 PM

I agree 100%!

roachcane77

We now have the best hope we have had in at least 15 years.
Stay safe my Canespace family.
Posted by: Harry Miller | August 28, 2020 at 02:46 AM

I agree 💯Harry! We can DO THIS!

Let's Go CANES!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

thirstybuzzardcane

Get to pick my tickets at 4:00 on Wednesday. Going for the FSU, GT, and UNC games.

Harry Miller

Not long ago most were ready to give up on our beloved Miami Hurricanes football team. Then along came a new coach, who hired new coaches,and recruited new players. Now we have the eight best class in football and not done yet.

I know we still have to win to keep them. We have came a long way, so lets stay positive, knock off
all the negative crap. In these hard times we need some good thoughts and comments. As we know it could end at any moment. So let's enjoy it while we can.It's been a looong time coming.
We now have the best hope we have had in at least 15 years.

Stay safe my Canespace family.


58 Straight

All they had to do is cook the books until they're ashes, why didn't they just use pandemic seating the last 15 seasons already?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 27, 2020 at 11:40 PM

I was at games when they announced 68,000 fans and there were maybe 42,000. It is what it is?

58 Straight

A regular Nostradamus...

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 27, 2020 at 09:58 PM

A regular commen sense individual.

Not that hard to do.

orange 'n green in the vein

They would like you to believe last year's home attendance averaged 52,829 with zero marquee home games last year. 24.6% of that number of average home fans this year will be to capacity, so they might actually finally produce a few legitimate sellouts. All they had to do is cook the books until they're ashes, why didn't they just use pandemic seating the last 15 seasons already?

roachcane77

A regular Nostradamus...

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