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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
Sure hope Gadbois can go on Saturday. If not, you have to move Feliciano to tackle and play a backup at guard, so two guys out of position. Btw, I thought Grace played great on saturday. Lots of speed and in the right place much of he time.
Toggle Commented Sep 29, 2014 on Hurricanes Bury Blue Devils at Canespace
Dude, the whole purpose of an extension is to lock the parties in with more committed $. If your theory is the U extended the years on his contract without committing to the $, I can't imagine why Golden and his agent would agree. The U would have gotten the illusion of stability and Golden got nothing.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2014 on Devil With A Blue Dress On at Canespace
Dude, we've been over this before so I'm amazed you still don't get it. Golden got a contract extension thru 2019, I believe. The U is on the hook for his salary thru then, which is about $ 15 mm. Historically, very prudent with a buck, I don't see a change at that price.
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2014 on Devil With A Blue Dress On at Canespace
Anyone know the answer to this simple question: Does Golden have the right to retain DNo or can the U fire DNo without triggering Golden's contract? If the U has to fire Golden to ditch DNo that isn't going to happen, imho, because the U is too cheap to cough up $ 15mm plus to fire now golden now.
Toggle Commented Sep 24, 2014 on Devil With A Blue Dress On at Canespace
Lurker, question was asked about the punishment the walk on got for the sucker punch???
I don't know anything about the AQM episode, but unless it was ongoing bullying or extremely violent with injuries this seems harsh.
To give us the best shot to have a real ACC season, Coley needs to revamp his play calling and we need to take the Kayaa training wheels off. A little earlier than anyone wanted to, but have to let Brad play as if he had a lot more experience. Someone better be kicking Kehoe's butt who in turn better be kicking a lot of OL butt. Not sure why everyone busting on the inexperienced right side of the line---the left was no better.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2014 on Brick By Brick at Canespace
Sarasota, I think the Golden extension thru 2019 was really dumb. But, it is what it is. Miami is a notoriously cheap, rather small school. There is exactly 0% chance that Golden would be bought after this season or next, because it is just too expensive for them. Maybe eat the last couple years, but that is AFTER the 2017 season if this thing doesn't get fixed in a major way.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2014 on Brick By Brick at Canespace
The offensive line couldn't run block or pass block. The D played well enough to win. Is it Coley's fault? Kehoe's? I thought the Oline stunk last year also-----usually called a team strength and hasn't been anytime recently.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2014 on Turn The Page at Canespace
Horrible in just about every dimension. To be fair, defense probably a bit better overall. Offense poor, especially the O line which was simply awful. Special teams anything but special.
Toggle Commented Sep 2, 2014 on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Louisville at Canespace
Thx, Dude. I think he will help us exert some much needed pressure.
Remember, Matt also said Kayaa would redshirt.
Any word on AQM? I think he's set to break out---hope nothing serious getting in his way.
As the rules have changed and the schemes and play calling with that, the highest paid football positions changed also. Today QBs are obviously number 1. We are a country of almost 320 million people, and apparently have fewer than 10 guys who can reliably play NFL qb. Don't believe it? The Bengals looked around and gave the very average Andy Dalton over $100 million. Next are DEs to rush that highly important QB and a left OT to protect that asset. A true shut down CB is worth a ton of $ also, since so few guys can cover fast receivers that you are no longer allowed to give a mean look to, much less touch. Bottom line, RBs just not as important as they used to be. If you can;t reliably pass, the league will shut down your run game. Last, give the short career of NFL RBs, Duke leaving after year 3 is the only reasonable thing for him to do, especially with a degree already in hand. For similar reasons, the numerous RBs considering coming to UM should not be concerned about the #s. Spreading and limiting their carries will add longevity to their career. Need enough touches to show your stuff before heading to NFL, but teams now knocking you down if they think you've been worked too much in college.
Heaps should have gotten his PT promise from Golden and Coley instead of Thirsty and UMike.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2014 on Kaaya Is King Of The Heaps at Canespace
Gotta like a high cebdiling
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2014 on Kaaya Is King Of The Heaps at Canespace
I said that yesterday. Matty is pretty clueless.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2014 on Quarterback Quandry at Canespace
Based on that "news" from Mattyports, we don't need any more from him.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Quarterback Quandry at Canespace
there is zero chance Kayaa redshirts. No way he is here for 5 years, so why would anyone do that?
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Quarterback Quandry at Canespace
If Williams ready for tune up before Nebraska, he has a chance, depending on how Kayaa/Heaps handled first game(s). If not, he will be victim of some very unlucky timing. If Kayaa is playing and playing well, there is zero chance Williams replaces him.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Quarterback Quandry at Canespace