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Yeah, let Kamalu be our PF bad guy on the field..then do a fluff piece on him about him being a gentle giant off the field, LOL. DZP & CHick have draft stock stock to protect this year, just lwt them work it. Kamalu can "mature" as he gets closer to graduation/draft.
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Sorry - needto clarify; Haters - admit that this program may be onto to something with this staff if either scenarios 2 or 3 happen and start to feel better about things - admit it! Apologists - if Scenario 4 happens - admit that there's something actually wrong with this regime that needs addressing, sooner than later. Is this a fair proposition? I think so. Would love to know some feedback. Just sitting on the sharp points of my fence a'front runnin'
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Yeah, Williams is not starting at Neb. Could come in if things get ugly, but kaaya just set TF passing records and demonstrated he's emerging.
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"you're riding a sinking ship, Dark Skies! This is the wrong staff. We cannot win big with this group of coaches." Posted by: Rabblerouser ____________________________________________________________ Rabble, I'm no AG slurper, but let's suppose for funsies, he's cut from the Cutcliffe/Dantonio cloth. For all the stats that prove AG hasn't done anything real yet, with which I agree, He hasn't had the opportunity to work with the kind of talent we HAVE, NOW. Minus Linder and Seantrel, we are deeper than we have been since the best days of RS and the worst of Coker. AG got spanked yet again by UL - we still don't know what UL really looks like, cause we don't know what UVA really looks like. Ul could be worse or Mike London, in his 5th year may be finally putting his house together. We shall see. What we do know and I think few can argue, is that regardless of where UNeb ends up this year, where their struggling conference ends up, right now, this game means everything to the public at large as to the direction of OUR program. I am going to go ahead and put aside all my nitpicking about the end of last year, the ignominious start to this one, and lay it out to both sides of the tribes: We play a nationally televised game, with a current top 25 ranked team, where both programs are trying to reemerge to former stature, and this is a FAIR benchmark for the CFB world to judge the direction for both our programs. 1.) In a best case scenario for all of CFB, this turns into a slugfest of epic proportions that overshadows the competing timeslot game of FSU vs. Clemson, where it goes to the wire or OT with twists and turns and grit all around - signalling that both programs have some real fight in them and are worthy of tracking. 2.) For UM, best case? Of course, it'd be a complete domination on both sides of the ball, a further humiliation of of the Big Ten, further solidifying the ACC as a true Playoff conference, setting us up for a confident run at the rest of our ACC schedule, especially a legit shot at FSU..... 3.) Acceptable? A slugfest of epic proportions, where we lose the heartbreaker, but come out looking nothing like we did after the opener or at the end of last year - where we are dreaded by every team we face for the rest of this season... 4.) Unacceptable? A repeat of the same tired formula for losses we have suffered too much of recently. Dominated in the trenches, worn out at the end for lack of balance in TOP, abyssmal 3rd down conversions, allowing 3rd and anythings, lackluster/head scratching play calling, stubborn adherence to schemes that clearly aren't working, self immolating mistakes - the unforced errors - false starts, needless holds, blocks in the back, delays of game, substitution errors, game clock/timeout management, etc., etc.... (take some PI/PF cheapies to let em know we're there - no problem, DO IT! - Kamaludump? YES!!) POINT BEING - A clearly negative outcome determined by the late middle of the 3rd quarter/early 4th... That's UNACCEPTABLE at this point of the program. Haters - admit we may be onto to something with this staff if either scenarios 2 or 3 happen and start to feel better about things - admit it! Apologists - admit that there's something actually wrong with this regime that needs addressing, sooner than later. Is this a fair proposition? I think so. Would love to know some feedback. Just sitting on the sharp points of my fence a'front runnin'
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Rabble, I'm no AG slurper, but let's suppose for funsies, he's cut from the Cutcliffe/Dantonio cloth. For all the stats that prove AG hasn't done anything real yet, with which I agree, He hasn't had the opportunity to work with the kind of talent we HAVE, NOW. Minus Linder and Seantrel, we are deeper than we have been since the best days of RS and the worst of Coker. AG got spanked yet again by UL - we still don't know what UL really looks like, cause we don't know what UVA really looks like. Ul could be worse or Mike London, in his 5th year may be finally putting his house together. We shall see. What we do know and I think few can argue, is that regardless of where UNeb ends up this year, where their struggling conference ends up, right now, this game means everything to the public at large as to the direction of OUR program. I am going to go ahead and put aside all my nitpicking about the end of last year, the ignominious start to this one, and lay it out to both sides of the tribes: We play a nationally televised game, with a current top 25 ranked team, where both programs are trying to reemerge to former stature, and this is a FAIR benchmark for the CFB world to judge the direction for both our programs. 1.) In a best case scenario for all of CFB, this turns into a slugfest of epic proportions that overshadows the competing timeslot game of FSU vs. Clemson, where it goes to the wire or OT with twists and turns and grit all around - signalling that both programs have some real fight in them and are worthy of tracking. 2.) For UM, best case? Of course, it'd be a complete domination on both sides of the ball, a further humiliation of of the Big Ten, further solidifying the ACC as a true Playoff conference, setting us up for a confident run at the rest of our ACC schedule, especially a legit shot at FSU..... 3.) Acceptable? A slugfest of epic proportions, where we lose the heartbreaker, but come out looking nothing like we did after the opener or at the end of last year - where we are dreaded by every team we face for the rest of this season... 4.) Unacceptable? A repeat of the same tired formula for losses we have suffered too much of recently. Dominated in the trenches, worn out at the end for lack of balance in TOP, abyssmal 3rd down conversions, allowing 3rd and anythings, lackluster/head scratching play calling, stubborn adherence to schemes that clearly aren't working, self immolating mistakes - the unforced errors - false starts, needless holds, blocks in the back, delays of game, substitution errors, game clock/timeout management, etc., etc.... (take some PI/PF cheapies to let em know we're there - no problem, DO IT! - Kamaludump? YES!!) POINT BEING - A clearly negative outcome determined by the late middle of the 3rd quarter/early 4th... That's UNACCEPTABLE at this point of the program. Haters - admit we may be onto to something with this staff if either scenarios 2 or 3 happen and start to feel better about things - admit it! Apologists - admit that there's something actually wrong with this regime that needs addressing, sooner than later. Is this a fair proposition? I think so. Would love to know some feedback. Just sitting on the sharp points of my fence a'front runnin'''''
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Agreed on the Oline being even more important than the Dline for this game. I think if we can get going offensively, we can trade any punches, make them abandon their reliance on the running game. If the Oline can protect and open holes, we have more options than they do offensively. I'd hate to see us put up 14-21 early on explosives, let them come back on a special teams miscue, get into their grind, get closed in, and wear us down with the run until we peter out in the 4th quarter. It shocks me to say this, but I have faith in our defense's ability to keep us in this if the offense doesn't stall out in the middle of the 2nd and well into the third. This game has huge ramifications for OC COley and Kehoe to have gotten the bugs out. I think given the opportunity, TBK will shine under the big lights with all his weapons. Look for Dorsett, Coley (if playing), and Duke to be keyed on - freeing up Walford, Waters, Lewis to shine. Berrios will scrap for much needed touches even if they drape him. Gus has to step up big and Yearby needs to be brought into a backfield set with Duke. I'd bet they've been working on that look - with a combination of Berrios, Dorsett and Walford...A few different looks with that combo could be devastating to any team we face this year. I really hope KC McDermott can step up and in if wither TG or DI falter early. It's all on the OLine, and their DLine ain't soft looking.
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What's great about the reddit forums, they don't suffer fools. You have to think before you speak.
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Re: marvewright's duck-face bail photo... It's a pretty young girl social media phenomena; funny to see it on him.
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MHP, Good point on the typepad grandfathering. Maybe they'll reconsider after the blog completely dies for awhile. Not holding my breath though. Seems weird to me that anyone would advocate for Marvewright to continue on the team in any capacity after the way the admin handled the AQM incident. I know there are factual distinctions, but the difference shouldn't be enough to allow marvewright to stay over AQM. I understand that the Code of Conduct panel and what Olsen did as a criminal matter are separate jurisdictions, but really? marvewright has multiple offenses for team policy, 2 criminal offenses now, how on earth would there be any redemption for him this year at least. Sayonara, marvewright. To the post highlighting JH, SMO17, and Wright as all time passing leaders; the only "recent" one that matters is the one who took us to a championship - Dorsey. Those three - that bust, bust plus, bust minus list was hilarious.
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JIC MHP is still around today: http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/09/15/report-card-grading-the-hurricanes-for-41-20-win-over-arkansas-state/ This grading touches on exactly why I predict a blowout loss to UNeb. OLine Secondary getting beat, TH playing straight badly. Special Teams just awful. We got away with those deficiencies vs. AST and FAMU, but against UN, we won't. We will be better than we were vs. UL, mainly in the sense that TBK and the WRs and the playcalling wil be better, but without a good OLine? Sunk.
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Cola, I lol'd when I found out he approached the occifer... His BAC was only .04, he declined the Urine test....so that tells us he wasn't SH%^housed drunk....I wonder...I wonder what COULD it have been?! Shocked! Shocked! I tell you! Feel bad for fumbleback Regula getting his name dragged into this.
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MOAR lists Gallo! Get it in! LOL. I will defend AG on Olsen. He was the best option in a time of bad options. Just puked in my mouth a little.
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Welp, no surprise there. Ol Marvewright done did it. Sayonara, pud. That's a relief and a freed up scholly...about a month late. ------------------------------ RHC - gonna be a terrible loss. Cola? Gonna miss you in a weird way, Gallo. Rabble too. good points on FB, but a lost fight. HTC's right - it's not about this particular blog. Blue, you stickin around? MHP? Blog's gonna be a ghost town. It's been a lively, hot mess people.
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Cya, I'll be here. Call me the youngish curmudgeon who ain't skeered to show my "face made for radio." Oh yeah Blue, MST's Dantonio - 7th year. Similar philosophy to AG. Rough start for MST, but he's the real deal. DBC, Agreed on the running game and everything else you said, but if our OLine looks anything like it did vs. UL, woof. Plus, they know TBK ain't gonna scramble. Simplest analysis for this game: If we get our blocking on Offense going, we might fight well. If we don't, we're sunk. If we don't tighten up our zone pass coverage, they'll convert their 3rd n' 7 & 8s. Sunk.
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Blue, I am excited by what I saw vs. AST. Really. I am still hungover from late last year and UL this year. I am going to throw you a bone here. David Cutcliffe. What Mike London is doing this year so far with UVA - 5th year. Steve Addazio at BC. Larry Coker at UTSA in his 4th Year. Jimbo F - took him 4 years, no sanctions. So yeah. AG is in a prime position to make his mark, despite alllll the troubles. Play a great game against UNeb to start - even if we lose a heartbreaker. That's all I am asking.
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So MHP, "Do some research..." OK, here's a try at succinctly distilling what I would do to beat us if I were Pelini: Take advantage of the right side of our OLine, obviously. Stack that box like UL did and try to CONSTANTLY get pressure on TBK, so that the proven threat he is now showing is disrupted, so that he doesn't get many chances to hit Dorsett like he did. Trust my DBs to get their jobs done when TBK picks up the blitzes. Hope RBs and TEs whiff blocks some more. Pin those ears back. Take advantage of our special teams weaknesses. We don't have a good kicker or coverage. The AST - resting our defensive guys isn't the only problem. Vogel has been a pleasant surprise on punts, but our kickoff and FG unit is terrible. Goudis is out. Focus on keeping us to FG attempts or Money down 4th conversions. Lord knows our 3rd down conversion problems aren't magically gone. Wear down our run defense and rely on a decent PA. UNeb is averaging over 300 yds per game on the ground so far. Eat that clock. Force UM to big play attempts, converting 3rd downs, and fgs/going for it out of desperation. Rape the zone pass coverage after Abdullah's averaged 4 yds per carry. Take some shots down field against T Howard matchups. Did I mention taking advantage of our right side OLine? All night?
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Well, MHP, I thought we'd lose to UL. I didn't think we'd lose that badly. I thought AST was going to give us all we could handle, based on the UL and FAMU games. Based on the performance of the end of last season, the opening of this one, playing two highschools, and the myriad personnel issues we have, I think it's reasonable to remain skeptical. We haven't done anything yet. Despite, or only because of our talent levels... I am as fanned up as I can be, bruddah. Until we beat a team that matters, one that finishes the year better than 7 wins, or in the top 25, the ammunition to complain remains. UF - Great win in the moment, proving yet again that preseason rankings are a joke. Injuries after we played, blah blah blah...They SH%^ the bed and it taints the win. SO, let's say we beat UN, they SH%^ the bed for the rest of the year. Okay, same problem. What about the rest of the schedule? Get us to the ACCCG, we don't SH%^ the bed there, then yeah, AG has taken us to a level where the hating should ebb. As far as fanning up this week? Like, I said, I could really see it going either way. I wager that UNeb's defense is gonna look as nasty as UL's did a short minute ago. I wager that their offense, with ABdullah, is gonna look nasty too. I am excited to have seen how well our run defense has looked, even against UL, but FAMU and AST aren't the same animals. Me talking up AST was based more on my lack of faith in our inability to get out of our own way too often recently, than it was on their being a great team. Are they a 'team with a pulse', as I so often say? Yeah. so, to meet your request? -pick a side of the fence? I think we're gonna get our a##es whipped, AGAIN. Hope I am wrong and you can rub it in.
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I was WRONG about this game. I apologize. Their QB made some great plays on breakdowns. I will preface with "Let's see after next week against a "Real" team, but: Our defense looked really good, all things considered. Very impressed with the blitzing schemes and the DTs getting into the backfield. DEs/Lbs look great. Their run stop game was old school. Armbrister! Kamalu! McCord! Dat Berrios. Dat Berrios. Let's hope Dorsett doesn't pull his streaky SH^& again this year. Good for him. Waters and Lewis and Walford. Nice. Our Rbs! All of em! DJ isn't putting up gawdy numbers, but all of them are finishing runs like we haven't seen in years. I only saw the One play where the OLine got straight wrecked. Otherwise, they did much better, albeit against a smaller, less skilled opponent than we face in Neb. Still not sold on the right side, but happier today than last week. Kaaya. Yes. Yes. Heaps? Pssh. He was playing with the twos and the playcalling was eat it up time, but, so glad we are going with Kaaya. The gadget plays? Meh. I like the fact that UNeb has to know we haz them. It was Ark. St., but I actually think we have a chance against UNeb. Good Job, AG & Co.
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that's funny, "Johnny C.", It took all of 90 seconds to find and peruse AQM, his circle's, & Hester's social media....not a peep ....anywhere. LOL, Gator on a cane blog.
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Whoa there, Blue. I was with you until near the end there. AQM will be fine, the program will be fine. Whitely did overreach apparently. The bit about staff and admin purposefully sabotaging the program is a speculative reach. Lolol,shall I order you an ox and a wagon, cause you need to settle down... ;)
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Lolol. Canetill, Piggy did that to me too last month. I went ahead and got a type pad account.
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Acc, You.are.a.gator/sec guy.on.a.canes.blog. regularly. That.is. pathetic. No.counter.point. to.that. If there's a cane on your gator blog, then he's no better than you, but the Fact. Remains. You.are.a.gator.on.a.canes.blog. Lol.
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Best post of the recent past, mhp.
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Sure! Beamer is, and muschamp might be. But, These days, I agree more with cool j's 'take' that AG tends to get his Azzaro waxed by good coaches more than he beats them. Those stats don't lie. I will even throw you the botd on the overall losses AG took while in his first two years at TU to mitigate his overall HC record...fair? How bout a loose equation of taking a deathbed TU and a NCAA hobbled UM... Like he did at TU, when they switched to an easier conference, he had more success in ADDITION to his process, whereas here, he has weathered the "cloud of uncertainty" (tm), lolol, with support and orders from the BOT and admin, and is still most recently getting waxed. Injuries, and all other mitigating factors accounted for, AG is still getting out coached by teams we can beat. Fair? The very latest showing doesn't help his cause. An offseason, influx of addition by subtraction, or whatever you desire, injuries overcome, position coaching stability, and.... Replayed blowout....after he specifically assured us that the game plan wouldn't be conservative..... That's a sloppy, quick version of why Jimmie are rustled and the haters are a hatin...understandable, no?
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