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January 25, 2021

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alpine

- i think aero's got the right idea with the "i don't care" attitude . . . at least blog-wise
- instead of the constant "fire coach L" mantra, i'd be more interested in hearing a deeper analysis of why
- but that's not gonna happen, so . . .

- also, imo anyone who doesn't see that our program right now is missing an outside sharp-shooter like vasiljevic is not worth listening to . . . i'm thinking it's someone in love with their clever "recruiting blunder from down under" label, which they love to trot out whenever possible, to remind us yet again of that amazing cleverness

Posted by: alpine | January 25, 2021 at 02:46 PM

alpine

can't spell "olsen" without olé
. . . well done, sir
. . . you repped our school perfectly
. . . good luck with future plans!

CGNC

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | January 24, 2021 at 06:19 PM

Nice post as always!

CGNC

Always liked G-Reg from the 7th Floor Crew LOL

CGNC

86 - agreed on Coach L should retire. And I don't really watch b-ball much.

nemo2020

Alpine, the problem is that you're in denial.
The simple fact is that Coach L is a nice guy. But his best days as a college coach are behind him. He can't recruit enough quality players for UM to be competitive in the ACC.
Coach Ham at FSU does it. But Coach L at UM - not so much. Let's put him out to pasture!

86Cane

Miami vs FSU basketball:

Over the last eight seasons, the teams have split their two games in four of those years – while the Seminoles and ‘Canes have swept the other team twice each over that same span. Needless to say, it doesn’t get more equal than what has taken place over this past decade.

The shared history of course is highlighted by the mutual connection of Leonard Hamilton, the all-time wins leader for coaches in FSU basketball history who held that same spot for the ‘Canes following his stint there. Hamilton holds a 19-12 record over UM with the Noles but never faced FSU while coaching at Miami.

AeroCane

Nemo
You’re talking my language! Put the dinosaur out to pasture!!

Terrance Sullivan

Great Career For G-Reg! Next Stop Canton Ohio Pro Football Hall Of Fame!

The Herb

I had dam plantar fascitis 3 times. Doc told me 90% of people who get it, it goes away. I've had surgery twice to get rid of that shyt. Had it in both heels at the same time. I looked like Walter Brennen in the Real McCoys walking around. Stuffs like tennis elbow, it won't go away.

alpine

canespace: "huh? the alamo was missing a few men? doesn't matter; you lost the fight, losers! . . . forget the effing alamo"

alpine

Great Career For G-Reg!
Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 25, 2021 at 10:23 PM

had to lol that one:
my son's name is greg and he makes music
. . . so i used to often kid him with something like, "G Reg in da house"

orange 'n green in the vein

Olsen probably in the Hall of Very Good as a lock as a pro. Very similar to Clinton Portis in the NFL.

AeroCane

Alpine
Given it up already - it’s time for the dinosaur to move on - either by retirement or if our ad had balls, he’d fire him.

orange 'n green in the vein

The useless over promoted peter principle ticket distributor is a way bigger problem than the basketball coach right now.

Usually if you want a head coach firing it's customary to at least suggest a realistic replacement who would be an improvement too, unsurprisingly, none are being offered yet . . .

305 Profhit

Boyz, I hate to tell u this, but worrying about that BBall team is of no use. They are what they are, bad most nights and descent on a few but The Herb doesn't watch college BBall much anymore, mainly because there are a glut of games on every night.

AeroCane

Orange - not my or nemos job - that’s the AD’s job. We just totally agree it’s time to move on / no names but a younger coach who can relate better to the ball players
(And basketball is not football so alpine, don’t go saying ‘well nick saben is old’)

CGNC

The useless over promoted peter principle ticket distributor is a way bigger problem than the basketball coach right now.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January
26, 2021 at 10:57 AM

Yes sir. Who knows who he would hire

HerbieIbis

Looks like LSU maybe trying to do us a favor and take Baker off our hands. Hope so! Dude would probably be all world there and an ace recruiter, seeing as how not to many teams not named Bama, come in Louisiana and get players. Maybe he can take Patke with him.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: AeroCane | January 26, 2021 at 11:09 AM

Which is what I assumed, you don't have any plan to improve it, just want to complain. Pretty weak argument for a change then, ijs.

"Posted by: CGNC | January 26, 2021 at 03:12 PM"

Fake Lames would hire the assistant coach who ran practice in a manner that impressed him the last time he bothered to shove his head in the gym for five minutes during it. So in that case: Caputo wouldn't be an improvement but that's who you'd get. Nowhere close to a Mark Few type of hire.

86Cane

OGV...here U go:

Greg McDermott will open his 11th season at Creighton as the reigning BIG EAST Coach of the Year following a 2019-20 campaign where he led the Bluejays to a share of the program’s first BIG EAST title.

McDermott picked up five different Coach of the Year honors after guiding a Creighton team that was picked to finish seventh in the preseason BIG EAST poll to a No. 7 national ranking in the year-end AP poll. CU won a school-record six games vs. top-25 competition, including three top-10 triumphs, and also attracted a record 311,651 fans at CHI Health Center Omaha. McDermott won his 500th career game during the season, a Jan. 11 victory at Xavier.

The Bluejays were the top seed for the BIG EAST Tournament and headed towards a No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament before the COVID-19 pandemic ended the season prematurely.

Along the way, Ty-Shon Alexander emerged as an elite guard on both ends of the floor, Marcus Zegarowski developed into one of the nation’s top playmakers and Denzel Mahoney won the BIG EAST’s Sixth Man Award.

Named the 16th head coach in Creighton men’s basketball history on April 27, 2010, McDermott boasts a 231-116 record in his first 10 seasons, while returning the program to the national rankings with an up-tempo style of play that has seen fans turn out in record numbers.

Twenty-four of 25 seniors to complete their eligibility the past seven years have earned their undergraduate degree, with 16 going on to play professionally and four others to graduate school.

In 2018-19 McDermott guided Creighton to wins away from home over No. 10 Marquette and No. 16 Clemson, the Cayman Islands Classic title, and a third straight third-place finish in the BIG EAST. Alexander increased his scoring average by 10 points, Zegarowski was named to the All-Freshman Team, and Martin Krampelj developed into one of the top post players in the BIG EAST while overcoming his third ACL injury. The Bluejays reached the quarterfinals of the NIT after being picked to finish ninth in the BIG EAST.

McDermott saw his 2017-18 team return to the NCAA Tournament after posting wins over No. 3 Villanova, No. 19 Seton Hall, No. 20 Northwestern and No. 23 UCLA. CU ranked fifth nationally with 17,000 fans per home game, and handed eventual national champ Villanova its final loss of the season on Feb. 24th. Marcus Foster was named First Team All-BIG EAST for the second straight year and Khyri Thomas repeated as BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year before turning pro and being the 38th pick in the NBA Draft.

McDermott was also honored after the 2017-18 season with the NABC’s Coaches vs. Cancer Champions Award, a testament to his work in the community and with the program’s annual Pink Out game.

Creighton’s 2016-17 team went 25-10, spending 16 consecutive weeks in the top-25, including a program-record No. 7 mark on January 16th. CU won the Paradise Jam and scored a school-record 2,864 points while posting four victories against top-25 competition. The Bluejays started the season 18-1 for the program’s best 19 game start ever, and its 13 victories to start to the campaign was its best since 1942-43. CU finished fifth nationally in home attendance.

That team was aided by the successful integration of the top scoring newcomer in program history, Foster (18.2 ppg.), as well as 7-foot center Justin Patton, who declared for the NBA Draft after his redshirt freshman season and went 16th overall.

Creighton’s 2015-16 team finished 20-15, winning a pair of postseason games to reach the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament. The Bluejays won the Men Who Speak Up Main Event in Las Vegas, beat rival Nebraska by double-digits for a fifth straight season, and picked up victories over No. 5 Xavier and No. 18 Butler.

In 2013-14 McDermott’s club led the nation in three-point percentage, three-pointers made and assist/turnover ratio, while also ranking second in three-pointers per game and assists per game. His son, Doug, swept all 14 National Player of the Year awards, led the nation in scoring (26.7 ppg.), became the fifth-leading scorer in Division I history (3,150 career points) and went on to become the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Making the big leap from the Missouri Valley Conference to the BIG EAST in 2013-14, Creighton finished second in its new conference in both the regular-season and league tournament. In the process, CU owned a pair of lopsided wins over top-10 Villanova, including a 96-68 road win that saw the Bluejays drain a three-pointer on each of their first nine possessions.

86Cane

OGV...here U go #2:

In four years as Saint Louis University's head men's basketball coach, Travis Ford has reinvigorated the program and reestablished its place on the national stage.

Hired in March 2016, Ford inherited a program that won 11 games in each of the two years prior. He has proceeded to improve the Billikens' win total over the last four seasons. Saint Louis captured the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship and went to the NCAA Tournament. Over the last two seasons, Ford has guided the Billikens to a 46-21 record thanks to back-to-back-23 win campaigns.

The 2020-21 season is Ford's fifth year at SLU and his 24th season overall as a head coach. He entered the 2020-21 campaign with a 75-58 record at SLU and a 411-324 record overall.

Ford had the Billikens playing some of the best basketball in the country in 2019-20 prior to the season being cut short due to COVID-19. SLU reeled off five consecutive wins to close the regular season to snag the fourth seed in the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference Championship. However, it was during a Thursday morning practice in Brooklyn as SLU was preparing for its A-10 Championship opener the next day that the team learned that the tournament, and season, would be canceled. Saint Louis concluded the year with a 23-8 record, which included a 12-6 ledger in A-10 games.

Also in 2019-20, Ford recorded his 400th career victory on Jan. 5 against UMass. He is one of 15 active Division I head coaches with 400 or more wins in 24 or fewer seasons as a head coach.

Ford guided Saint Louis to a magical year in 2018-19. SLU was picked to win the league, but the Billikens went through a tough stretch of losing five of six games at one point in the conference season. As the No. 6 seed in the 2019 A-10 Championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Billikens registered four wins in four days to capture the A-10 title and the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament (Ford's seventh NCAA appearance as a head coach). It was a wild ride for the Billikens at the A-10 Championship, as they either trailed or was tied at halftime in all four of the games. Photos, videos and GIFs of Ford jumping onto the SLU dogpile after its victory in the title game against St. Bonaventure will live on in Billiken history for years to come.

orange 'n green in the vein

Out of those two, I'd lean towards Ford since he had a better run in the Big 12 last time he was in a power conference as a coach.

McDermott's value of post play, and the fact he played the five at about the same height as I used to play the same spot on the floor, appeals to me personally more. His son could fill the bucket up with points too when he was in college and was amazing to watch.

Both would be quality replacements if a move was made though, which is why Fake Lames wouldn't look once at either of them.

86Cane

Creighton currently ranked #17

Saint Louis currently ranked #22.

Both are small private schools like Miami.

Good fit.

86Cane

I put a quarter in the Google machine and hit GO and here is what I found. It was like hitting the EASY button at Staples.

Take your pick from these lists:

https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/29157808/40-40-rank-best-young-coaches-men-college-basketball

https://bustingbrackets.com/2020/08/19/ncaa-basketball-top-head-coaches-40-years-old-entering-2020-21/

https://collegebasketball.nbcsports.com/2019/08/27/best-coaches-under-40/

nemo2020

Here is the name of my "dream coach" for UM to replace Coach L.
SHANE BATTIER

orange 'n green in the vein

John Scheyer might need to cut his teeth as the top guy somewhere else first but would be intriguing. Mike Miller might need the same seasoning but would be an interesting outside the box hire.

What is Battier doing right now? Assistant coach for the Heat? (Looked it up, player development and analytics director for them, eh, maybe.)

The Herb

Well, it appears that Perry and Martel will transfer after they graduate in the Spring.

58 Straight

OGV...I am just curious, do you not have any quarters to put into the Google machine to press GO to see the results of the best college BB coaches? Tell me it is not so?

As the reigning UM basketball expert on the blog I would have thought that you would have had 5-10 BB coaches in your back pocket that you would hire if you were the UM AD. Instead you interrogate and berate those who do not have an answer to replace the current coach? That is WEAK sauce.

And then you act like you do not have the Internet? You do not have the technology to find these answers? Or are you just a lazy ass like most people in the world and on the blog?

alpine

i enjoy defending coach L, 'cause i think he deserves it; he's been on the wrong end of the shaft for a while now
. . . that said, i have no problem with moving on, if a real upgrade is brought in

orange 'n green in the vein

Nobody thinks it's "fun" to defend an employee of the athletic department, unless they're being paid by the same athletic department to do so. But good to see the apologist supports replacing Fake Lames anyway.

"Posted by: 58 Straight | January 26, 2021 at 11:47 PM"

Oh you. For the record, I'm in the camp of wait until this season is officialy over, and for all intents and purposes it ended this last month sure, evaluate where they finish and then decide if Laranaga is coaching for his job next year or not at that point. But again, no moves will be an improvement until the AD position is filled by a competent evaluator of staff.

58 Straight

OGV...you disappoint me. Can't even pick a good fight on the blog anymore! LOL

I was going to declare today "Pick a fight on the blog day for absolutely no reason" but alas there is no more fighting anymore it seems?

Man I miss the blog war days...be calm and carry on.

alpine

Nobody thinks it's "fun" to defend an employee of the athletic department, unless they're being paid by the same athletic department to do so. But good to see the apologist supports replacing Fake Lames anyway.
Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 27, 2021 at 08:00 AM

i'm pretty sure this post is directed at me; that said, what the hell is it about?

1- the athletic dept sends me thousands of bucks, because i'm the head of the austrian canes fan-base; so yes, "employee enjoyee"
. . . questions?

2- you're welcome to dismiss me as the "apologist", but i've yet to see even ONE post dismantling any of my supportive arguments
. . . you promised 86 to write a basketball blog back in nov/dec; what happened?

3- i don't waste my time thinking about blake james, 'cause as long as he's bringing in the big bucks, his job is 100% safe and as far as administration is concerned, displeased canes fans can suck it; which also means that i never post about him
. . . so OGVain, don't bother using my posts to find yet another way to trot out your amazingly creative (by your own admission) "fake lames" epithet
. . . but you might want to find a different way to preen: "fake lames" leads the canespace list of lame wit (and yes, what i just did has now placed 2nd on that list)

hey 58straight - how are ogv and me doing blog-war-wise?? have we each gotten a point yet?

The Herb

Alpine,
At least he ain't talking in tongues yet🤣
He usually saves that for football only.
He also has great disdain for Jake Blames.
Our AD's over the last 15 years or so have stunk, especially with athletics side. Allot of u guys are graduates of the U, which The Herb is not, so I don't get into the conversations of The AD or Prez.
All that aside, basketball has been hit or miss forever. Coach Larry is a Dinosaur but that doesn't mean he forgot how to coach but recruiting is the life blood of the game and that is where Miami has been up and down. Miami could be like a Virginia because they don't take in a bunch of 4 and 5 star dudes but the system they run is perfect for average players and they can shoot and play dam good Dee. Miami needs to try and be more like them, if that is even possible. They have a bunch of athletes who play basketball.

58 Straight

hey 58straight - how are ogv and me doing blog-war-wise?? have we each gotten a point yet?

Posted by: alpine | January 27, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Point Alpine.

HerbieIbis

Robert Burns to the portal.

FireCoachL2021 (fka nemo2020)

Has anyone mentioned tonight's blowout loss to FSU (59-81)?

FireCoachL2021 (fna nemo2020)

According to the Miami Herald, this was Miami's sixth straight loss to FSU.

58 Straight

Has anyone mentioned tonight's blowout loss to FSU (59-81)?

Posted by: FireCoachL2021 (fka nemo2020) | January 27, 2021 at 09:44 PM

No, but thank U for mentioning it.

alpine

- head hung . . . now even olanyi & cross are out; walk-on herendon playing almost 20 minutes against powerhouse fsu is never a good look
#alamoreorless
- hoping we can finally see a healthy team next year . . . then i guarantee a top 3-5 in the ACC conference and top 15 AP (i'm assuming not too many leave)

305 Profhit

Alpine
You remember that Sonny & Cher song from the sixties?

alpine

Alpine
You remember that Sonny & Cher song from the sixties?

Posted by: 305 Profhit | January 28, 2021 at 07:41 AM

"i got you babe"?
are you hittin' on me?
sorry, but if you're not a woman, (and from your past posts, i'm pretty sure you're not), imma have to politely decline your creative, subtle come-on
. . . maybe try pb (though he sounds deeply closeted)?

Old Skool

I thought he was referencing "And The Beat Goes On" which I believe was dedicated to Ike Turner.

Old Skool

Miami 2021 football schedule
Sept. 4: vs. Alabama (in Atlanta)

Sept. 11: vs. Appalachian State

Sept. 18: vs. Michigan State

Sept. 25: vs. Central Connecticut

Sept. 30: Virginia

Oct. 16: at North Carolina

Oct. 23: vs. North Carolina State

Oct. 30: at Pitt

Nov. 6: vs. Georgia Tech

Nov. 13: at Florida State

Nov. 20: vs. Virginia Tech

Nov. 27: at Duke

alpine

I thought he was referencing "And The Beat Goes On" ...
Posted by: Old Skool | January 28, 2021 at 09:37 AM

hmmmm, very clever, skool
. . . even if not, you get a full point for this

58 Straight

Skool...are U saying Miami will go 11-1 next year?

Or will we find a way to lose to Duke in the final game to ruin and otherwise fantastic season?

Old Skool

That's assuming we actually play every game. And that the team isn't infected by a new Coral Gables variant that causes victims to choke

orange 'n green in the vein

"The Herb doesn't watch college BBall much anymore, mainly because there are a glut of games on every night.

Posted by: 305 Profhit | January 26, 2021 at 11:07 AM"

Wow, can't keep your multiple ID's straight in your own head and outed yourself as a sock puppet performer. Exactly how many different ID's do you need to talk to yourself on here again? There used to be some guy who described it best with the iconic phrase of, "Sad."

KYcane

the team isn't infected by a new Coral Gables variant that causes victims to choke

Posted by: Old Skool | January 28, 2021 at 11:03 AM

😂😂😂

Terrance Sullivan

As Far as Our 2021 Miami Hurricanes Football Team Regular Season 8-4 Is The Floor 10-2 is the Ceiling Alabama and North Carolina Is Kicking Our Ass every other Game is definitely Winnable and Since I Am A Moderate I Go 9-3 Regular Season and We Win Our Bowl Game to Finish 10-3 Finish Like 15th in The Nation come January 12th 2022.

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