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Yes, that is true. Rodriguez, McClelland, Uceda were transfers who sat out. They have 5 true freshman beyond that.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Love Me Some Larranaga at Canespace
There should be but not because it is a final four team. But you do build momentum when the fans believe in you and this team, having beaten Florida, Duke, and Syracuse, ON THE ROAD, deserves the same support from you as a fan as if the football team beat Florida, FSU and Clemson ON THE ROAD. That is the equivalent of what this team has done. Support the real coach...I'll leave it at that.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Love Me Some Larranaga at Canespace
Jim Larranaga is the man. The local paper here in Fairfax Virginia did a write up today about how far George Mason has fallen since he left. Kind of sad for us here but everyone here wishes him the best. George Mason started worrying about being known as a basketball school and the academic stiffs couldn't stand it and so they didn't want to pay, or extend Larranaga what he was due considering his importance to the program. But he is a class guy and never made it a controversy. He just moved on to a better opportunity and one he richly deserves. I see a tourney birth this year at this point. And that alone, giving the fact he has 9 players who didn't touch the rock in a game last year, is amazing.
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on Love Me Some Larranaga at Canespace
Don't discount this team. They are an NCAA tourney team. They are not top 25 but they will get to the big dance. I like the players. They have heart, determination, and a certain swag that they know they can be good, very good. Never underestimate Larranaga, the guy is a winner.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Hurricane Hoops Is The Thing at Canespace
And by 18 points. Not really in doubt. Larranaga has some special players. When two or more get hot, they are damned dangerous. But he also has 9, yes 9, guys who were either not here last year, or just eligible this year. To bring a team of such newcomers together like this and beat a team like Duke, at Duke, is very very special. Finally, something positive for UM.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Hurricane Hoops Is The Thing at Canespace
Miami about to take down the Dukies. WTG Larranaga!
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Hurricane Hoops Is The Thing at Canespace
Someone wrote on the blog that it sucks that we have to go through this in 2015 but we do. For me, the life long ride as a Miami Hurricane fan ended earlier today when Blake James gave Al not only a vote of confidence but he also made it clear that the choice of assistants will be Al's decision alone. After a coach posts a LOSING record, he doesn't get the benefit of the doubt period. I was calling for Al's head when he and DNo posted the worst defensive numbers in UM history in 2011 and 2012. To follow that up with a LOSING record in 2014 is pathetic. We don't play in the SEC. We play in the weak ACC and we can't even win the weakest Division in college football. If that wasn't bad enough, to end with a LOSING record is so completely and totally unacceptable. To have Blake James give Al a vote of confidence and to retain authority over which assistants stay or go just doesn't cut it. I have been a Miami Hurricane fan all of my life. I remember when 3 wins a year was considered a success. I do not want to return to those days. It wasn't painful back then because we didn't know better back then. We just thought that was the best a small school like Miami could ever hope to achieve. Now, we know better. For 22 years, we were the gold standard of football programs. We had ADs that pressured coaches to win, and we had coaches and players who would not ever look at losing a game as acceptable, and would never even entertain the thought that we would post a losing record for a year. Now I don't care whether this decision is Shalala's or James. I don't have to go along for this ride with them. This year has been painful for me as a fan. I know 100% that we have talented players capable of being stars in the NFL. What we don't have is a competent HC, DC, OC or special teams coach. That is so plainly clear to ANYONE who watches this team play. If we want a thespian then hire Al as the drama coach. But the man has no place on any NCAA football field and certainly not another minute as UM coach. To give him a vote of confidence, to say we are improving after losing the last 4 games in a row to 1 good team and three stiffs is not progress. And so, and this has taken me all day to make up my mind on it, but I hereby relinquish the Miami Hurricanes football team as my team. I will not read blogs, websites or newspaper articles about them until Al Golden is GONE. So thank you Blake James you have caused a fan of 36 years of watching nearly every game to finally say enough is enough. You won't make the tough decision so I will. I won't support this product as long as you don't care. I am DONE and OUT.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
BTW pulls it out in OT.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
Every one is pissed at the record. We just don't feel that you should blame the team's best player for the coaching ineptitude both offensively and defensively.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
After going 6-7, I think the end of the process should be as soon as the plane lands in Miami. A losing season in your fourth year at the U is very telling about your lack of coaching ability. BTW down 7 with 2 minutes to go.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
To say Duke didn't translate into wins is like saying OJ Anderson and Chuck Foreman sucked because their teams didn't win...smh
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
While TV money is the big source of program income, do not underestimate other income like ticket sales to games and booster donations. TV revenue alone can not fund all UM athletics. At a certain point, if these things go away, they can't afford to run the program. And don't you even think the boosters are going to keep coughing up the money for this crap.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
I would be shocked with no coaching changes after posting a losing record with NFL talent. It may happen but they will be playing before 50 people next year for home games. The University can not afford a truly empty Sun Life.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
Barring a miracle, the process ends 6-7...
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
First the clouds and now the wind...smh
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
Six points ain't going to cut it against Spurrier. Bad answer to their TD. Not looking good.
Toggle Commented Dec 27, 2014 on Let's Go Duck Hunting at Canespace
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all you great people on this site.
Toggle Commented Dec 25, 2014 on We Wish U A Merry Christmas! at Canespace
TC The GT offense is as good as the quarterback making the decisions. In 2008, Josh Nebitt was a legit QB and he had Jonathan Dwyer as the B Back. They dominated the front seven for over 400 yards rushing. Then GT didn't find the right QB who could throw accurately but also had good timing on the pitches. Then this Thomas kid arrives and he is good. Laskey proves a formidable B Back. They have an average defense but it plays its game of the year against us. Oh, and they also beat their rival Georgia this year as well. They were deserving Coastal champions.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2014 on U Must Comply at Canespace
Thanks for the research Markus. I am not sure what my take is on these numbers. Total for all games yields a scoring average of 29.91. Throw out the two non-competitive games on the schedule FAMU and Arkansas State and we had a scoring average of 27.77. In terms of differential versus average scoring defense of opposing teams, we finished a plus 46. So taken over the year, we scored slightly less than 4 point better per game than the opposing team usually allows. Throw out the two non competitive games and it is about plus 20, or about 1.7 per game. Yet, we pass the eye candy test and we did have at least 4 or 5 players who I expect to play in the NFL one day on the team. I mean, the number 7 running back, the #1 WR is terms of yards per catch, a young but competent quarterback, a potential number 1 pick in Flowers, and I think at least one other OL guy will make the NFL one day. I would just say that we seriously under performed. Also, as I pointed out on the last blog, when you are running less plays per game than your opponents, you are at a disadvantage. Soup, these stats blogs were interesting and I enjoyed the intelligent and thoughtful comments of the space faithful on them. But I am starting to get a headache (and not to mention a heartache) going over these numbers. Can we have a non stats blog next? It just makes me angrier and angrier when the stats reveal the clear mediocrity of this staff. Maybe one of the guys who are really into recruiting can write a blog about our defensive line talent and how there is hope on that front next year. Because until we recruit guys like Hendrix, Rueben Carter, Jerome Brown, Stubbs, McDougal, Kennedy, Madearis, and the other beasts of our past, we will just be an Alverage team for now and into the future.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on Analysis 2014: Offensive Production at Canespace
We desperately need beasts on the D Line and LB. Will the new unis help bring those typ of players here? Because until that changes, all the earlier talk about losing because we are dominated by other offenses won't change.
That 12-0 bus will take the shortest ride ever me thinks.
Good research. Thinking about the season, in the games we lost, except FSU, the winning team dominated the line of scrimmage and time of possession. They wore the defense down in the second half. Because we never adjusted to take the running game away the 2nd half stats go down hill as the defense tired. In those losses, we basically tried to let a true freshman sling us on to victory in the second half and he couldn't do it (because that would have been difficult for even a senior to do. The point is we have to shut down running games first and foremost. If we can't do that we will almost always lose the second half of games against decent competition. Winning college coaches rely on juniors and seniors and not true freshmen.
Personally, I know I am impressed that we out recruited the likes of Cincinnati, FAU, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Temple, Western Kentucky and Temple. I'll sleep well tonight...
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2014 on Notice: U Have Received An Award at Canespace
I think that's fairly typical Soup. There are not enough good things happening in the world, and everybody is living paycheck to paycheck it seems. Those not living paycheck to paycheck are having a grand old time with lower interest rates and favorable tax treatments. There is no military accomplishments that are celebrated and we have a government that doesn't exactly inspire confidence. There is no movement that is out there that is appealing. There is no great musical group like the Beatles, Stones, Floyd, that moves us. We are just in a period of time that is hard to find things to be optimistic about and it is struggle for everyone to get by.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2014 on My Cousin Tony at Canespace
1mg I had a dog. He ran away in the second half of the FSU game. Guess he feared what might happen. Just kidding.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2014 on My Cousin Tony at Canespace