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Also s/o to Canespace for a job well done.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2012 on Five Questions With Canespace at Canespace
Hey guys, love the feedback. Remember my primary goal is to cover the team, not necessarily predict their performance. Having said that, I feel like I can measure some factors having an up close view on how they look. Appreciate those who agree and disagree with my outlook. I'm also factoring in the distraction a notice of allegations from the NCAA will cause when it drops in the middle of the season. So keep that in mind.
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2012 on Five Questions With Canespace at Canespace
Okay guys, it was fun. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/brandon_odoi or log on to CaneInsider.com into the football forum to ask me any more questions.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
Sure 86 and thanks for inviting me to chat tonight. Here are my keys: 1. Start fast. First game should be a schedule win. Next game is on the road at KSU (does Collin Klein still play for them?) 2. Run the ball. You'll have experienced backs with experienced linemen. You gotta pound. Limit mistakes from a first year starter. (Yes Williams started at Memphis, but that was ages ago). 3. Win at home. The Canes must protect the home field and not lose more than two. They lost to KSU, Virginia and Boston College all at home. Unacceptable.
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I have Ohio but I'll recap. I think you'll see Ray and Vaughn back at safety with some newbies providing depth. And I like B. McGee as a lock on one side and some combo of Finnie, Dallas Crawford and maybe a newcomer on the other.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
Ok guys, two more questions for me and I'm out of here at 9 p.m. You know how the saying goes: "happy wife, happy life."
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CGNC- Haven't seen Porter in person since the final game, but I'll put my eyes on him at the first spring practice. Man he played great the last two games. 10 tackles and 1 TFL. You've got to like what he offers. Imagine him with Chick all season long. Good times for coach D and staff.
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Golden said from the beginning of the off season 86 that all guys will stay put. Obviously we've all seen the reports about coach Fisch and OC jobs in the Pros, I just don't see him doing it (yet).
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
Ohio- My DL right now is Chick, Porter, Darius Smith and a spot that could be filled by Shayon Green or a newcomer.
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Our Cane Insider Scout @JimmyDSmith tells me that Dwayne Hoillet who just enrolled has a good chance to be a situational rusher. Obviously Kirby's got a real chance to play but the defensive scheme isn't the easiest to pick up. Remember Perryman needed a few games to get up to speed. So maybe he plays later in the season, but he should open up on special teams. Especially due to depth concerns.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
LB, I think so. Don't be surprised if you see some position moves to the WR spot also. I'd say Crawford would be one to keep your eye on there.
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Chris, just thought I'd add how well produced the docs are also. Great stuff. Finally getting a chance to watch most of them now that the seasons over.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
I'll direct that recruiting question at @Jon_Bastian from CaneInsider.com Or ask Papa Cane, he knows a ton.
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Can't tell you what Williams is doing in the weight room. We're not invited. But I'll be able to tell as soon as we see him in March if he looks bigger. That won't mean he'll be the starter, but I hear he's got a live arm from people who've seen practices. I think now that Jacory has left campus, the role of leader now will funnel more easily to Morris. He'll find it easier to step up in other words. I also don't think you'll see him take the sole lead of the team. Look for guys like Chick, Dorsett, Perryman, Mike James, Clements and others to be very vocal. I expect Ray Ray to play with something to prove also.
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I think in the secondary you'll see Vaughn and Ray Ray at safety and then you'll see B. McGee at one corner spot and depending on how recruiting goes, you could see a true freshmen, Thomas Finne (who played a fair amount last year) or Dallas Crawford at the other spot. Crawford gets rave reviews by teammates. Crawford might also peek in at safety.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
I think Gaines has a good chance to start with Buc coming off injury. You may see Gaines, Perryman and Cain/Paul out there to start with. Or if Buc's completely healthy, you'll see the experience of Perryman, Buc and Gaines. But I would say the only guy I'd lock in to start next season at LB is Perryman. I wouldn't bet on anything else. Gaines played because he outworked everyone at his position. Not sure he's the most talented there.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
If you address questions directly at me it makes it easier.
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Regarding quarterbacks, I think it's Stephen Morris' job to lose. He'll have a bit of an edge over Ryan Williams in the spring and going into fall camp. I think Morris will win the battle, but it will also be determined by who the better leader is in some respects. That's in the weight room and off season prep. We won't know who's doing that until we can talk to players beginning on March 3rd.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
Papa, Kain made the depth chart against BC so he got the nod from me. But yes, Paul must be watched.
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Soup, I see the linebackers as an area where Perryman will provide a lot of stability. You have to like what Buchanan brings back also from the standpoint of experience, though it's wait and see with his knee concerns and rehabbing from that is tough. Golden was really high on Kelvin Cain during last season. He made the BC depth chart, so he should compete. I expect Kirby and Witt to make noise, they both were HS studs, likely special teams guys at the very least.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
3G Cane, good question about the linebacking corps. Obviously there's going to be some room for some new guys to step up. But I've got Buchanan, Perryman and Kelvin Cain penciled in as starters. Buc won't play in the spring so look for new comers to pitch in here. Keep an eye on Raphael Kirby and Gionni Paul who will compete for more time.
Toggle Commented Jan 27, 2012 on Canespace LIVE Chat Starts Now! at Canespace
I'm here. Let's get those depth chart questions. Thanks for reading CaneInsider.com
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