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Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2014 on Class of 2014: Video Breakdown at Canespace
ocho meo
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2014 on Class of 2014: Video Breakdown at Canespace
Go Canes---interesting proposal. I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I really don't find the current "last guy with the ball wins" type of football very interesting.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2014 on The Guru Has Spoken at Canespace
Does the 305 not produce DTs and LBs anymore , or are the evaluators hung up on the WRs and RBs in their lists? We need to cover all the positions guys? If So Fla has no front 7 defense players anymore for some weird reason (7 on 7 football prominence?) we need to go elsewhere.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2014 on The Guru Has Spoken at Canespace
Good point 4-Real. I was thinking more like a 10 yd dash for DLs.
My vote for fastest Cane DT (and also best) is Jerome Brown. I don't think it is close in either category.
Willie, intentional fouls are 2 shots and the ball. Unfortunately, at the end of the game, the fouls everyone knows are intentional aren't called that way. If not in the double bonus it is 1 and 1. Why should the winning team essentially be penalized-----why not let them take it in again if they want?
Dude, I hate the timeouts too. I think the commercials time they create drive the big $ college TV contracts. And, of course, the now highly paid HCs need to call time outs to impart their now highly valuable strategy. I rarely watch anything but soccer live anymore. Just join basketball or football an hour or so in and you'll finish when the game concludes.
Umike, lots of reasons. The most obvious is that they fouled your worst free throw shooter.
Agree soup on the irrationality of the intentional foul being used as an advantage. I'd suggest the following: 1. All fouls in the last 2 minutes of the game are 2 shot fouls 2. The team fouled has the option of taking the 2 shots, or bringing the ball back in
Shields is a triple winner: 1) Fastest Cane 2) Most misused Cane in college 3) Most successful first year Canes pro relative to draft status No, I'm not his agent, but wish I were.
Canesaw, you don't really want to be waken in the spring either. This topic will still be going on. As soup said, give it a couple years. It will get better or a change will be made and it will get better. Absolutely no chance for a change before then.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Looking Ahead: ESPN's Class of 2015 at Canespace
Unless you are a really skewed team, like the Big 12 with all O and no D, then O and D performance are intertwined. More possession and more conversions on 3rd day, keeps the defense fresher and results in a longer field for the opposing offense. Obviously, that matters. With our terrible defense, it just doesn't matter much, because: 1. we stink whether fresh or not 2. 20-30 yards of field position gets eaten up after a couple plays by the other team's offense the end
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Looking Ahead: ESPN's Class of 2015 at Canespace
Only 1 LB on Soup's list also. The 305 seems to produce a better 7 on 7 team than 11 on 11.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Looking Ahead: ESPN's Class of 2015 at Canespace
Lots of Tavarus confusion, caused by me. I meant McFadden the big safety. I wouldn't want the real Tavarus Jackson to be my qb, even if he could return to college.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Looking Ahead: ESPN's Class of 2015 at Canespace
Oops, I had a brain fart. Meant Tavarus McFadden.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Looking Ahead: ESPN's Class of 2015 at Canespace
Soup throws out an opener question and all the comments are about the defense/Dno/Golden excuses/lousy 3rd down offense/etc. Maybe we should recruit really poorly, finish 3-9 for a couple years and turn in all our cards and get all new coaches? Or, we can recruit to the best of out ability and see what these guys can do with all overhang issues removed. I vote for that. To answer the question, I really like Tavarus Jackson and Derwin James. Unfortunately, James committed to FSU some time ago but who knows, we have a year to work on him. They are both big and would help build the kind of secondary one needs against modern offenses. What really struck me about the list----not 1 DT. We just don't seem to grow as many of those as we do WRs and athletes. If that really is the case and isn't a ratings quirk, we need to develop a reliable alternative source.
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2014 on Looking Ahead: ESPN's Class of 2015 at Canespace
Soup, I sure hope you are right. My dark side is afraid that has a bit too much wishful thinking. I'm especially concerned about D'No and Al's relationship with him. I've heard all the arguments but in the end, our D talent isn't bottom tier and performance is. That is coaching---scheme/motivation/teaching execution/a mix of the above----but it is coaching. And D'No not getting it done. Time for a change. I do think Golden is hunkering down for the long haul. I just hope it is with a different DC.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2013 on The Cavaliers Are Coming To Town at Canespace
Btw, first after noon.
Bingo, Dude. This isn't a personal issue or a personality issue. The results are way below acceptable and a change is needed. Specifically, the results are well below acceptable for the defensive talent on the premises, recognizing that the NCAA denacle period impacted recruiting.
Dude, I was operating under the impression that Golden would have realized the times and conditions have changed. You have to attack or the other guy is almost certain to score. The way the rules are slanted, he's got a good chance of scoring anyway. Starting with a new DC is the best short term chance we have to see real change. Btw, am I the only guy in America who finds 55-49 type games boring?
I am totally indifferent as to the form of a D'No departure. If you think Golden would never fire D'No, then you must believe that Golden's accountability speeches are nonsense, right? If instead of a firing, D'No left, I'm fine with that. And I'm indifferent as to whether it was truly voluntary or "encouraged".
Go Canes, I think you are being far too kind. Replacing D'No would hardly be change for change sake. I don't think Golden or anyone else needs to ponder why our defense is embarrassing. We don't have the least amount of defensive talent by a long shot (even though undermanned a bit, esp on D line), but we do have one of the worst defenses in the nation. Opponents can literally choose to beat us with the run or the pass as we cannot stop either. We sit in a never never land scheme that makes no sense, especially as offense is played today. Ga Tech fired their DC in mid season last year. Amazed that we haven't done the same. I buy into Golden's words on accountability. I'd like to see action consistent with that.
I drove four hours each way to watch the Duke debacle, so had plenty of time to reflect on the outcome. Taking all emotion out of it and only using logic, 1 of the following must be true to explain the Canes defense: 1. We have the least amount of defensive talent of any team in the ACC, if not major college football 2. We have the worst defensive coaching in the ACC, if not major college football 3. Some combination of 1 and 2 We know we have had recruiting gaps on defense, especially on the D line,but those gaps are from Canes' expectations, not the expectations of the weaker teams. It is just not possible that schools like Duke. WF, etc. have better defensive talent than we do. Therefore, the problem is primarily with the coaching. It simply must be changed. If the AD has any real power, he has to tell Golden to zap or D'No or else he will. If Golden can't stand that, he can go to. I was very depressed by the Golden decision to punt with 4th and 1 or 1 1/2 on our 43 with 8 minutes left trailing by 8 points. Unless you are delusional, it was obvious they were going to score more so it was time to take the risk. Truly delusional to punt. in 2 plays they were back to our 43 yd line.
If Andre played with a real qb the past few years, think what his numbers would look like. It just isn't fair to be that big and fast and have good hands.
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2013 on UM Announces 2014 HOF Class at Canespace