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Go Bryce, go! I hope he becomes a Cane, of course, but I love the fact that this guy Butler is taking helping these kids navigate the process. It's like having a contract attorney and auto mechanic with you when you go to buy a new car. Is Butler the best guy for the job? Don't know! Is it fair and reasonable that a kid who is likely to help bring in billions to a school/conference would seek help in making the choice? Of coure it is!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2009 on Brian Butler makes radio appearance at Eye on the U
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Disagree with zeal, Holmes. Miami's got talent, but not Duke/UNC talent. They've lost some games they should have won, but they're getting more and more talent in each year. Give Haith more time. Another five years and we'll see.
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2009 on Canes trail Heels 29-26 at half at Eye on the U
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Dear Coach Shannon, It's OKAY to use both quarterbacks. You use the one who's getting the job done. This way they feel the heat of competing with each other. Competition's a good thing, right? Also, please air it out this weekend. We know we can run the ball against anyone except OK and a few others. Let Kyle throw and let the receivers shake their seeming allergies to the football. You've got a lot of talent to work with. I'm still confident that, given time to go through his progressions, Kyle can throw with Bradford-like accuracy. Heck, there's no way all these blue chip thoroughbreds can be busts. It's your job to see to it that they aren't. This squad can go 11-1. You know they can. Now get them to do it. BTW, running the option on the goal line was stupid like running towards your own goal with a punt and it was also an admission that you didn't have confidence that our guys could move their guys off the ball. They couldn't, but you've got to make them believe otherwise.
A lot of great stuff here Canes' fans! Manny, I think you're giving too much credit to the coaches. This may not be the best Miami squad in the last 23 years, but there are enough athletes on this squad to play football with any team in the country. Witness the first halves of both the FSU and Louisville games. Regardless, here's my dos centavos: Clock management was atrocious in our two losses. Down by 17 at the start of 4Q, the offense was taking its time. They would leisurely huddle, run one up the gut for a couple yards and trot back to the huddle. While you don't want your guys to panic, it would seem to be the coaches' job to instill a sense of urgency into the team to move quickly, make plays, etc. Helping Louisville run out the clock just didn't seem like such a good idea at the time. Clock management and play calling falls squarely on the shoulders of Berry and the coaching staff, unless I'm missing something and Kyle's calling his own plays these days. Also, does anyone have any idea what happens at halftime in the Miami lockerroom? That would seem like an excellent time to make adjustments, suss out what the other squad's strengths and weaknesses are, etc. But that's just me. It's apparent that in several of our recent losses -- how's that for a clause in a sentence describing the Miami Hurricanes football team? -- our guys are not coming out to start the second half with a winning game plan. I like Larry Coker. I hear he's a nice guy and is popular with the football players. At the time of the Peach Bowl Massacre, I was even willing to give him the benefit of the doubt when he canned five assistant coaches with several national championships between them on their resumes. However, in retrospect Mr. Coker appears to have been behaving as any politician would -- he was willing to take credit for the work of others, yet he quickly passed the blame on when things went wrong. While it's true that Larry Coker, not Butch Davis, coached the Hurricanes to consecutive National Championships, I don't think I ever heard Coach Coker say that he was fortunate to have inherited an extraordinarily well-run program with some of the finest athletes in college football. Two teams could not have been more evenly matched than Ohio State and Miami in 2001. Now look at where the two programs are. Is that indicative of anything? Having said that, Go Canes!
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