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SEC has Alabama and a bunch of pretenders. 7 teams ranked 15-24 going into the weekend were all "SEC courtesy" rankings. Tenn ranking probably the biggest joke with a home underserved OT win over App St. As screwy as the polls are, the squeaker home win over The Ohio (not state) University will probably have them move up. On the other hand, I'd just as soon have us move up slowly. Kids are kids and they have 2 weeks before GT to hear how good they are. Need to be very careful. GT will be ready. No big heads allowed.
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2016 on Hurricanes Blow Through Boone at Canespace
Can't blame him. Folks asked nicely and not so nicely and on it goes. 100s of political blogs and no canes blogs now. Ugh
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2016 on Stupid Is As Stupid Does at Canespace
Soup, I have an idea. Let's get together and start a sports blog about the canes.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2016 on Miami Beats FAU Unconvincingly at Canespace
What a refreshing comment by Richt in his press conference today. Wouldn't give himself an A on play calling, has been a bit slow at times but getting better. Can you imagine weird Al taking even a tiny bit of blame? Remember Richt has been off the play calling circuit for some time so he is spooling up as well. That said, I thought he did a great job re-orienting the offense to screens and quick timing passes when Kayaa started so poorly. And ramped up the running game. We never would have seen that last year. I know most on here think DNo was the worst coordinator in college football last year and I don't really disagree. Except I think he tied for last with Coley. Turns out there was a reason FSU didn't let him call plays.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2016 on Miami Beats FAU Unconvincingly at Canespace
Odds are out for next week and Canes are 4 1/2 point favorites, which sounds about right. Tiny 24k stadium and hostile crowd. App St has 17 returning starters from a good season last year and got off to a solid start versus Tennessee. D was very effective against FAU. Keep it up and stay healthy. Running game great. Walton really blossoming. Kaaya not very sharp early, but line did not produce a very clean pocket. You don't always get one, but FAU pushed our O line back into Kayaa. One of his picks was tipped from behind by a looping rusher. The other was just a dumb decision by Kayaa. Richt wisely changed the passing focus to shorter and to the side, using our athletic guys. Kick coverage team needs work. If can't drop it at the goalline and keep them inside their 25, just kick the thing lower and thru the end zone. Field goal team could use some practice. Berrios instills a lot of confidence on punts and has shown good judgement on bouncing balls. We need to up our game next week. I live nearby and this is the biggest sporting event in Boone, probably forever.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2016 on Miami Beats FAU Unconvincingly at Canespace
Odds are out for next week and Canes are 4 1/2 point favorites, which sounds about right. Tiny 24k stadium and hostile crowd. App St has 17 returning starters from a good season last year and got off to a solid start versus Tennessee. D was very effective against FAU. Keep it up and stay healthy. Running game great. Walton really blossoming. Kaaya not very sharp early, but line did not produce a very clean pocket. You don't always get one, but FAU pushed our O line back into Kayaa. One of his picks was tipped from behind by a looping rusher. The other was just a dumb decision by Kayaa. Richt wisely changed the passing focus to shorter and to the side, using our athletic guys. Kick coverage team needs work. If can't drop it at the goalline and keep them inside their 25, just kick the thing lower and thru the end zone. Field goal team could use some practice. Berrios instills a lot of confidence on punts and has shown good judgement on bouncing balls. We need to up our game next week. I live nearby and this is the biggest sporting event in Boone, probably forever.
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2016 on U Must Respect Your Elder at Canespace
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