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I felt like we should have been a tourney team. We were 10-8 in the ACC and the three bad losses were balanced against four solid wins, Florida, Syracuse, Duke, and Pittsburgh up there when they knew their season was on the line. Super close calls against Louisville and if I remember correctly, at UNC. Our loss in the ACC tourney was to the champs and we lost be 7 lower than everyone else lost to them. But the committee favored the big 12 and we got shafted. I think our wins in the NIT coupled with the conference performance in the Dance showed how wrong the committee was. With Rodriguez, this was a pretty special team at times. But they have been pretty good even with him on the bench. Jekeri has been a beast on the boards, and on defense. Larranaga needs to send him to Hakeem Olajuwon over the summer because if he ever developed a solid offensive game around the rim he could be very dangerous next year. I hope we can seal the deal in NYC. It would be nice to be champion of something in football or basketball again. Go CANES.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on We Must Protect This House! at Canespace
BTW I wanted to congratulate NC Central on such a great game today. Those guys were very, very good. I was impressed. I was looking at our guards pinned against the outer half of the corners of our offensive end for all of the second half. And we had no plan for it through the end of the game. They had 4 seniors who had played 100 games for them in 4 years and won 75 of those games. Props to them.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2015 on Willie Gets Fired, Drew Gets Hired! at Canespace
Too funny, Ole Miss wins. It is March madness no?
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2015 on Willie Gets Fired, Drew Gets Hired! at Canespace
Cruz-Uceda is an incredible 3 point shooter for a big guy...
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2015 on Hurricanes Get Huge ACC Tourney Win at Canespace
All shooters were due to see some drop, thankfully happened all at once and we got mo on our side. Lets see if it is sustainable...
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2015 on Hurricanes Get Huge ACC Tourney Win at Canespace
I got to post on the basketball game yesterday, and it hurts me to do so. Angel Rodriguez started the year of absolute fire, and a strong argument can be made that he single handedly won the games against Duke, Florida, and despite a lack of points, mightily contributed in the wins against Syracuse and others. So applaud him for that. But, and I am a HUGE believer in Larranaga but he has botched the coaching of this team. Miami has a great 5 player in Jekiri and nothing at the 4. Nothing. They send guys in there who don't seem to have ever shot at the bucket before, and don't rebound misses that Jekiri causes. And when they run the offense for thirty seconds, the best they can get is to throw up three pointers without a plan often. The plan in the past few games has been to let Angel take every last shot even when his numbers don't support it. It is a recipe for disaster and that is what the Hurricanes have become. I am all for giving Angel his due for transferring here, and McClelland, but if both are cold, you have to let the guy with the hotter hand take the final shot. I was so mad at the last shot last weekend that I went and shoveled 6 inches of snow immediately thereafter. I was pissed. Not so much at Angel but at Coach L. It was a decent shot but it was a cold shooter. I don't understand the logic behind the play. The Canes have botched all the advantage that their earlier success have given them. Losing to Georgia Tech, FSU, and NC State is damaging. Yet there is enormous talent on the team. It is the coaches job to find the roles for the talent. Thus far, Coach L has under achieved. And that is sad because he is a better coach than this...
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2015 on Spring Has Sprung at Canespace
When we were great, truly great, we didn't win the recruiting war until we played on the field. Alabama would win every year if the guys covering high school players games, and projecting them to the NFL hall of fame were correct. They aren't. 5 star talent in these guys eyes can be a predictor of result. But when you have a team of destiny out to make a name for themselves, it doesn't matter. We haven't been that team of destiny for long time.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2015 on New Kids On The Block at Canespace
Having sworn off Miami football, I am too much of an addict to not follow signing day. I think this is a good class overall, and borderline outstanding on the offensive side of the ball. The O Line signings were nothing short of outstanding. The defensive players are much better than I thought was possible under the circumstances. I got to credit the staff for the signings. Nice job.
Toggle Commented Feb 5, 2015 on New Kids On The Block at Canespace
Yes, that is true. Rodriguez, McClelland, Uceda were transfers who sat out. They have 5 true freshman beyond that.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2015 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 Jan 25, 2015 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 Jan 25, 2015 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