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Dude, Buddy and his offspring are nut jobs, but he nailed this one. Especially with today's rules, where you aren't allowed to give a mean look to a receiver, pressure is mandatory. What's the worst thing that happens? You don't get there and they score quickly. So what, they were going to score anyway.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2014 on ACC Expands Television Footprint at Canespace
Amen, Willie.
Go Canes, my point on risk would have the defense spend less total time on the field. They'd get more 3 and outs and when they didn't the other team would score fast instead of those time consuming drives that were going to end in a TD anyway.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2014 on Happy Birthday America! at Canespace
Soup, just caught up with your older blog on our 3rd down performance. #nailedit. Our inability to throw 3 yard passes to the slot receiver or tight end really limited our ability to pick up 3rd downs. Our short passing game was very weak. On the defensive side of the ball, the issues are well known. I think we need to have the talent and developed skill set to take more risk. The passive approach guarantees failure. You need a big play on defense to get the offense out of easy to convert situations. How about some run blitzes? Rely on our corners more for one on one. We haven't been stopping anyone anyway, so I've failed to see the downside from taking more risk. The World Cup is like methadone, buying a little time to get to football season.
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2014 on Happy Birthday America! at Canespace
I don't think the penalties per game stat is a meaningful predictor of success. Obviously, a major infraction at a key time can determine the game and excessive mental errors won't help. But if you look at the low penalty teams, they mostly stink. http://www.teamrankings.com/college-football/stat/penalties-per-game
Go Canes, I think the direction that the championship selection committee takes in selecting the 4 teams for the playoffs will hugely influence the future of college scheduling. There are forces out there suggesting the committee should concentrate on major conference winners. If they do that narrowly, you'll continue to get the current situation where there is an incentive to schedule weak crappy non-conference teams at home (turds being the king of this---last out of state regular game against a non-conference opponent was 1991. Oh, they lost to Syracuse). If, on the other hand, they assign a high weighting to schedule quality and especially the portion of the schedule that isn't rigidly fixed by the conference, then you'll see teams clamoring for high quality home and aways. For the real fan, the season seems so short and the games so few, I can't imagine anyone with 1/2 brain really wanting to see silly games like Sav State.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2014 on Numbers Never Lie (Part Deux) at Canespace
Great quote from Irvin Sr, "“My exact words to Mike were this – ‘There are some choices God gives us and some He doesn’t.’ He can’t choose his mom, his dad, his brothers or sisters or what school he goes to. Everything else, he can choose. He WILL go to the University of Miami,” Irvin Sr. said laughing"
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2014 on Numbers Never Lie (Part Deux) at Canespace
Soccer is too nuanced for most Americans, who seem now to be bored by football games if less than 50 points is scored. Soccer' best attribute in my view is the continuity of play and relatively fixed amount of time a viewer needs to commit to watch a game. 45 minutes + a little added time, a 15" halftime, 45 minutes and a bit more added time and done. 2 hours and done. Unless you really care about a team, American football has gotten harder to watch in my opinion. 3 1/2 hours + is just too long I love football, but the action from snap to whistle is a whopping 11 minutes----commercials exceed action by a huge amount. Notice next time you go to a hs game (unless it is unfortunately televised) notice how much fun it is, because it moves along at the pace it wa designed for.
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2014 on Even 'Canes Fans Have World Cup Fever at Canespace
I had an idea earlier today that I've already acted on. A lot of old farts on this site and I think everyone should check their Canes apparel. My ancient hat just doesn't have wins left in it, so I ordered a new one from the canes store. Noticed a big sale on # 12 jerseys. Wonder why.
Soup, I read the Tsully only piece. Sorry.
Really, beer, you need to be in the tropics or at least the sub-tropics to predict hurricanes? You think they just look out the window? He may suck, but has nothing to do with where he lives.
Roach, you can have Baylor, Clemson, Louisville, Kansas St and Ole Miss for your entire net worth. No more than 2 will be in top 15 and none in top 5.
Steele proved you can combine statistics in a way to produce meaningless results. Garbage in/garbage out.
I don't worry much about red shirts. If Kaaya turns out to be really top notch there is zero chance he'd be here for 5 years.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Happy Anniversary Canespace! at Canespace
I think by bringing in this qb in, it is obvious that Olsen wasn't ready for this fall, and perhaps never. Not sure when Kaaya got the playbook, how smart he is and how much he has absorbed, but if near ready I'd be inclined to throw him in. He's the future.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Happy Anniversary Canespace! at Canespace
Reasonable to assume new qb was brought in to play. If so, says Olsen not ready, and may never be. I think Kaaya the long term guy. I'm torn between throwing him in giving him time to ease in and learn he system. Massive amount of info to absorb and execute. Don't know how much he studied prior to arrival or how quickly he learns.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap at Canespace
1. The incoming qb doesn't take a scholarship from anyone u Mike. It expires at end of season so who old it take from? 2. Any kid who prefers gainseville to Miami for life style reasons, I don't want. Too dumb to play here.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap at Canespace
On those early 2014 odds, given how badly we have played them for years, taking 10 points and UVA looks like a lock.
Toggle Commented Jun 15, 2014 on Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap at Canespace
So, you said it doesn't always work that way and proceeded to say how in this case it does. Duh.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2014 on Hurricane Club Blows Past Goal at Canespace
If Spo weren't doing more or less what Riley wanted, he'd be gone. Duh.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2014 on Hurricane Club Blows Past Goal at Canespace
You don't see many june football resignations.
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2014 on Hurricane Club Blows Past Goal at Canespace
No Carmelo under any circumstances ever. And Dude, putting the phrase "Not picking a fight here" doesn't make it so. You're just doing a DNo rehash. It's a new year. See how they do. If D stinks, resume fire.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2014 on Hurricane Club Blows Past Goal at Canespace
Cane/Heat fans are like elite troops. Cane fan /Heat haters are like the Italians were to the germans in WW2. Marginally useful.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2014 on Hurricane Club Blows Past Goal at Canespace
Glad we offered a kicker/punter. Looking a little light in that key area. Heat need to finish this at home in game 6, if not sooner. Otherwise, I'm predicting an AC problem for game 7.
Oh, and everyone with an IQ over 50 knows who the haters are.