This is Mountain Cane's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Mountain Cane's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Mountain Cane
Recent Activity
If we start winning again, can we sometimes still complain about Cokehead, Onion head and fake Gold just for old time sake?
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2015 on Mark Richt Is Miami's Mr. Right at Canespace
Been through this drill enough to know that time will tell. Interesting to note that the Canes finally spending some money on a head coach for the first time. Cheap worked well with Howard, Jimmy, Dennis and Butch but was a disaster as the world changed and Coker, Shannon and Golden were dreadful. I hope Richt used the strength of his negotiating position to get adequate $ for oc, dc and all assistants. As bad as the head coaching has been, I think the the OC,DC and position coaching has been worse. Why else do so many get drafted and then do better at the next level. Welcome back Mr. Richt. Get busy---there's a great potential class out there.
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2015 on Mark Richt Is Miami's Mr. Right at Canespace
If this is really Blake's decision as the president stated, then the president should fire Blake for not making the obvious decision.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2015 on UM Hoopsters Are Hot! at Canespace
Golden is obviously the worst hc in college football, but I think he has grown far beyond that. Can anyone name a $2.5 million leader in ANY industry who is less competent? The team has obviously quit, but you don't blame the team, you bring the inept leaders. No development. No education. No motivation. The only game that would be interesting for the rest of this year would be this team vs the Shannon Canes team that closed the OB versus UVA.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2015 on UM Hoopsters Are Hot! at Canespace
Bingo Soup and Rock. Coley must have multiple personalities. Sadly none of them can coach. He's always too cute by half. On a 3rd a one when he finally got BK under center he sneaked for 3 yards and a first down. Next opportunity and no Cincy lineman over the center he runs some slow run play that gets blown up.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2015 on The Canes Are Not Good at Canespace
Great, simple blog captures it all. I read a tweet that expressed it differently, but I liked it too. This is paraphrased: The Canes program is the blackberry of college football. Once a brand that everyone wanted to be a part of, and now, totally worthless. Golden DNo and Coley (who oddly may be the least competent of the 3) should be fired TODAY.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2015 on The Canes Are Not Good at Canespace
Canes win handily if we attack on offense. Cincy defense is absolutely horrible. Hope Coley doesn't get hung up on some pre-game notion like he often does. If run is there and we want to slow the game down, esp the first half, that is fine. If they anticipate that, then light it up like everyone else has been doing against their pass defense. The Cincy QB is no Armstrong, who made some amazing plays to avoid blitzes from some of the faster Canes. So, put pressure on him. As Buddy Ryan said, if they can block 4 bring 5. If they can block 5, bring 6. Don't let the kid get comfortable.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2015 on Hurricane Hotline On WQAM Tonight at Canespace
Blade coming done hard today to marginal NFLers. Sadly, several Canes in the big first cuts: O Pierre H Gunn L Byrd DVD Jared wheeler Luther robinson May be others I haven't seen.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2015 on U Dirty Rat at Canespace
Umike, I'm arguing that there are situations where we really don't have a guy who does what Gus can do. I'll take 235 whacking the lb/safety on 3rd and 1, over 195/200.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on Legends Of The Fall 2015 at Canespace
1. I sure hope Gus is ok. Doubt he would be the primary, but he's both our biggest back (35-40 ponds bigger than walton and yearby)and our fastest back. Arguments that we don't need him seem rather silly, esp when it is 3rd and 1. 2. Yapping about Golden a week before the season starts is like yapping about Obama's presidency. Neither changing out this year. Next year BO gone for sure, with Big Al position depending on performance and the new admin's willingness to buy out.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on Legends Of The Fall 2015 at Canespace
The most important body part for a college QB is between the ears. If playing for all the marbles, I'd always take Kosar, Walsh or a Dorsey type over a color blind Vinny type.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on Welcome To The U! at Canespace
Jw's " It's been such a long time. . . . Trying to get excited about the upcoming season hasn't been easy this time, while it's nice hearing the players tell us things are different I just have to see it this time. Unfortunate that I see we are still going through the "everything is awesome vs. everything is awful" battle,the truth is everything is relative and nobody knows what to expect." says it all. We lost 13 guys to the NFL (draft + free agent) from a 6-7 team. Of course, we could go 10-2 + but sure seems unlikely to me. #preseasonoptimism #everybodyisundefeated
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2015 on Welcome To The U! at Canespace
There is a very high correlation between the volume of fan chatter about unis and lack of wins.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2015 on Love Miami at Canespace
Trying to get rid of all the Duke #8 jerseys apparently.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
That's any easy one Mack. No one.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
I'd be happier if I thought Golden learning on the job, no matter how small the improvement. I see zero evidence of it.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
Go, not sure how you conclude that Golden has done a great job at developing talent (or anything else for that matter) but mediocre to poor on game day. Here's my translation. Results are all that matters and his results stink. How many years do you give him if he continues to produce 6 or 7 wins per year (2 to 3 of which are gimmes)? Golden's ACC regular season record over 4 years is 16-16. And it was 3-5 last year, so there's no story that it is getting better. If you like mediocre, he's your guy.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
Shields was undrafted. The Packers commented at the time about how raw he was. You seem pleased it only took the staff 3 years to get him in the right position.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
Go, how many you need? Others not mentioned yet--- henderson, B Washington, Chase Ford, calais Campbell, Ray Ray
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
Clash, can you quantify your " That does take some time" comment? How many MORE years before we make a change unless results change dramatically? Results are what matter. If your playbook is too complicated, the players aren't motivated or whatever it needs to be changed. Guilty with an explanation does not = innocent.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
Go Canes, even with the recruiting and retention issues we had more talent than many of the teams we played. Our guys don't get better at the U, but then get drafted and stand out at the next level. No matter how folks think we got where we are, the more interesting question for me is how many more years Golden gets. The U is cheap and owes him 5 more years so that suggests he is here for 3-4 more years no matter how dismal the performance. On the other hand, if you are an optimist you first think Golden's record will improve dramatically. And if it doesn't, the new admin may, just may, buy out more years than I ever thought possible here.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on By The Numbers: U Must Have Balance at Canespace
Canerock, the guys Golden got in 2011 were fine. Guys who get a lot done, Like Duke's Cutliffe would think they were in heaven with those guys. Our guys don't get better while on the property, get drafted and then pop. Happens too often to be a statistical fluke. We have a weak coaching staff at the top, both coordinators and at many positions.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on Vote For Vogel at Canespace
Golden has five years firm on his current contract @ $2.5mm+(thru 2019). He's not going anywhere on his own. Unless the new administration is far less frugal than any previous administration, Golden is a lock for another 3 or 4 years. No way they eat $12.5 million. I can see eating the last year, maybe even 2, but no more than that. So, do what I have done. Lower the expectations. Don't read, much less, buy into any of the hype. We will be very mediocre. Our 5.5 over/under wins line tells you all you need to know.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on Vote For Vogel at Canespace
WWIM, no one forgetting about this, but god knows I wish I could. Miami is a small, frugal school with an admin not interested in laying out the $ to hire the coaches needed to win in this era. Just sucking on the TV revenue tit. Golden under contract for years and absolutely zero chance the admin is laying out a $15 million parting gift.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
I trust this process. I trust that it ends in 6-7 seasons, like this one. And 2 of the Ws were against cripples.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace