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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 2 days ago 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
A loss will do nothing to change staff next year, so rooting a loss is just dumb. That said, I fully expect us to lose. We are 3 point favs for some unknown reason.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
Like many, I've just lost interest in this Golden coached team. 6-6 and 3-5 in the weak ACC says it all. I don't think the school really cares about returning to the top of college football. Just hang around and collect the huge TV money that drives the game today. Today's game will be one of those passionless "don't get injured" games. Many of the seniors will get a shot at the next level and they want to spend the next few months prepping for the combine, not rehabbing. 31-14 South Carolina
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
My favorite teams today are: Canes Tennessee Maryland stanford Ole Miss
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2014 on Game Day Blog: UM vs GT at Canespace
Game day beverages---beer and bourbon As someone wrote yesterday, proportions depends on Cane performance.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2014 on Game Day Blog: UM vs GT at Canespace
44-41 Canes in OT
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2014 on Rules Are Made To Be Broken at Canespace
So, having read this blog today, it appears that we stunk the last few years. Duh. The only interesting question is what path we are on from where we are standing. We will know as this season progresses. If more of same (last few years) we can all go hibernate for a few years until, at least, the bulk of Golden's contract expires. I'm more optimistic than that. I thought the talent level had really dropped. I'm sure we are better, not sure by how much.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2014 on Rules Are Made To Be Broken at Canespace
Cane since 1982 has it right. We are definitely better. BUT, I'm not sure the reality of how far we had descended was fully recognized by this group. We have a long way to go. Ga Tech will be fired up with a night gamer and 5 straight losses to us. Their QB is a better thrower than their recent guys (that said, I'm not sure who wouldn't be). We will have to score some points and OC Coley scares me. IMHO, he might be the worst play caller of all time. 1. He has no rhythm or feel for how the game is progressing. 2. His packages are so obvious---why don't we throw the ball when Gus comes in the game, for example? I'm sure more than 1 guy will be wide open and the the opposing DC might have a heart attack. 3. Do not throw an incomplete on 1st down and then run up the middle on 2nd to set up 3rtd and 8 (ok, every once in a while to keep them honest---maybe a draw). 3rd and 8 no easier than 3rd and 10. Throw that intermediate over the middle that is wide open most of the time. 4. Do not run down and outs to the wide side of the field when you need 4 yards. The required throw is 3 times as long as Berrios over the middle out of the slot.
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2014 on Rules Are Made To Be Broken at Canespace