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VA Cane
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former HS CFB player, 30+ years coaching, appraiser.
Interests: Anything Outdoors, Vinyl Records, Family, Sandlot, HS, University of Miami and Oakland Raider Football.
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I aint ever gonna like it! sorry bad typing!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on Welcome To The U! at Canespace
Urban is a football guy; he develops players, he has a plan. He recruits the hell out of kids......players coach....they want to play for him they want to win they have pride......winning is what matters to them and him. Thats coaching and its huge. I can tell you...you got to hate losing badly. We are 92-3 6 titles 8 years.....but those 3 losses haunt me more than ever.....1 was a close game....2 cost us a chance to win 8 of 8 SBs.......that kills me....I move on ....but hell I hate it aint never gonna like it! Urban hates losing....he may be a goober....but the man is one hell of a coach. He could and would win here....they would flock to play for him in Miama FL!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on Welcome To The U! at Canespace
Guys like Urban and Saban are the best of their generation. But guys like that are exceptions not the rule. Yes coaching matters, but having overwhelming talent is 80-90% of it. To hear a lot of people on here, and you do point to talent an awful lot.... a lot seem to think that we have outstanding talent. So if the talent is so great, where are the wins? I think the talent is average or so, and the coaching is not where it ought be....no understanding of the true mental and physical elements of the game, lack of leadership and player development, inability to get rid of dead weight on staff, hire and develop coaches who can do these things...and WIN!.....reflects on HC.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on Welcome To The U! at Canespace
Time to put the AlPaisms away...have not worked yet. time to learn from the master; time for the excuses to be thrown out; time has come to win. This year it has to happen. No 6-7 no 7-5....AlPa nneds to win the division, make the title game and win a real bowl. got to happen. time has come so lets go!
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on Welcome To The U! at Canespace
Winning isnt everything; wanting to win is the only thing. We will never achieve perfection; but in our pursuit of it we can catch excellence. Vincent Thomas Lombardi
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2015 on Welcome To The U! at Canespace
Then again, anything is possible!
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on Happy Birthday To U! at Canespace
Long way to go long time to swim long time to live without the beast LB of the sea getting hold of you!
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on Happy Birthday To U! at Canespace
Dude sharp obeservation skills....Raize great pic! Hope our D will attack like a great white!
Toggle Commented Jul 6, 2015 on Happy Birthday To U! at Canespace
Best wishes to all....we got a clear warm day...just finished looking at a house....going to see my guys as we work on those darn fundamentals!!!!! VAC
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2015 on MaryLou We Love U! at Canespace
Special thanks to you Soup, you run a great place here!!!!! Best of luck selling homes, keep at it you will do well. They cannot make you retire or get out!!! Show them Bro!!!!!
Does playing 12 yards off the ball, on 3rd & 9, show a lack of will to win? Does having LBs 8 yards off the ball, in 3rd & short situations, show a lack of will to win? Does having a DT covering a scat-back, show a lack of will to win? How can ya'll tell if a player has a lack of will to win? But Golden's bigger problem is controlling MORALE. MORALE controls EVERYTHING...the WHO...the HOW...and the WHAT. WHO =s PERSONNEL HOW =s FUNDAMENTALS/TECHNIQUES WHAT =s SCHEME What we have are actually facts, not opinions. Great points CaneRock....thanks for the shout to Fundamentals and scheme.... Everybody wants to win.....but a great leader of men leads his men to those waters....he loves his players...but drives them, motivates them daily, scares them, pushes them...makes them look inside themselves and teaches/develops in them how to recognize and overcome the barriers and fears that stand between them and winning....its like a seed or an infant....its there; you grow it....in all 85 guys as a group...they grow into winning intertwined with each other, as a group...TEAM...together they overcome the barriers....and that will and desire to win explodes...thats how I do it....Machiavelli posed the question is it better to be loved or feared...his answer was both.....you nurture that winning seed through love and fear....and you live and breathe it first....deeply so they see it in you...they learn it live it believe it....with a deep passion. Dude, I do not always like Cowherd....he can be arrogant....and opinionated....but often is on point. Great point about Shark and Urban....wanting to win obsessed with winning....awesome story and one we must adhere to....wanting to fucking WIN!! Lombardi....“Gentlemen, we will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence.” "Winning isnt everything; wanting to win is the only thing." How can that not move you...my process if you will is based on what i said above....and Lombardi ideas, and fundamentals, teaching developing aggressive football....TEAM....Championships!!!!! I live it breathe it teach my guys the time honored tradition of winning being champions!!! My guys here it everyday....we have to win...in Life Family School Football in that order. You hear those words of Lombardi, put in the time, play fundamental aggressive football in dynamic schemes as a TEAM....and see the growth as a TEAM...and dominate people like we do....I mean we are psycho aggressive hitters...Assassins playing that Apocalypse Now football...sharks smelling blood going into a hitting frenzy....wow!!! you want to win and win all the time. We do it as a everyday habit...we chase perfection each day....and catch excellence as a team one play at a time. It is a high no drug can give you!!!!! I love the high; it never gets old or boring!!! Yes 1 mg we state facts....but people do not want uncensored facts....they hurt deep because they ring true. I am tired of 11 years of bridesmaid, also ran, mediocrity. I want to win and I expect AlPa and co to change step up and start winning or move aside. I wish they felt as passionate as me and my kids do; I just want to win as much as possible, its what I live for. I love my guys and how we win!!!!! Thanks CR, 1 mg and Dude....great points!
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on Scarlet Knights: Bring Out Your Dead at Canespace
We have just as much speed and size as OSU has right in our back yard...we just need Butch to bring it all together.... I would agree with this 100%. You get a good # of these kids, and then some kids from outside of here...LA, TX, OK, CA and other hot beds like JJ, Butch HS, Erickson did.....its magic. You win and stay around the top. I loved the OSU attack...and while I am going to add a few wrinkles from Oregon...I have a QB coming back and a first year kid behind him that is phenomenal that can run that hurry up....we did a little....I have long been a advocate of that big OL monster DL....but I play almost 100% man....cause we are that good and athletic....and i blitz a lot out of the 46 and the 44 Killer....I run the pistol and shotgun....we will run that Jim Kelly Gun this year as our hurry up. Rumors out that we are already meeting scheming....couple coaches called me said how do you do it get them out? Simple....winning in football is so much more fun that sitting on a couch getting fat and pimply eating tacos and chips drinking soda playing loser fantasy video games.....my kids love to win....its the greatest feeling in the world. Love Myers brand of football, it was awesome; does not make me sick at all...makes me wish it was August already. Can overlook his past persona; appreciate that he is a true winner in the game. BTW there is no need to compare what OSU went through or make excuses.....they have been winning titles, putting guys in the pros for years and have 8 titles....they have been great for a long time. Besides you cannot compare people who are winning at a high level and people who are losing at a low level....no common ground cause winning is the ticket; losing....well....I guess some people practice it for extended time periods enjoy it love it......and it becomes their God their mantra their modus operandi....you know the height of mediocracy not me baby!!! Just win....Urban knows how to do it give him that!!!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Hurricane Hoops Is The Thing at Canespace
Ohio State University has done it again. 12 years after winning a national title, they rise to the top to do it again. Can you say power football? A monster O line and a physical D line, a capable and able QB and a hoss RB.....sound familiar? put them at #1. Deservedly so. Very impressive job by their team, and their HC Urban Meyer. While not his biggest fan, I love his coaching. At UF he had more speed and a great D, with a QB that fit the style. Same at OSU....he takes what he has.....and he wins. Matter of fact...he has won everywhere he has been..Bowling Green, Utah, UF, now OSU. # NCs in 9 years pretty damn impressive. Again, I may not like all of the persona, but I did see a humble, grateful, selflessness of a coach who did one heck of a job leading coaching developing a team to the dizzying heights of a NC. The are undisputed champs and all respect to them. Not everyone sees the fact that winning titles...absolute outright undisputed titles is solely what matters in this game at any level. You develop coach drive motivate push people to do this the right way. Remember who told ya so...the VAC...Old # 40!!! "WINNING:...Life Family School Football in that order." "Success:when Preparation meets Opportunity." "TEAM Together Everyone wins Mightily." Thats how I do it...always have and alway will. Its great to be the best....and hard. Its even better to always be close, have a shot, be in contention, to matter, to be relevant.....not many of those people around. In football The NE Pats are the model....many different titles, 3 SBs....the ultimate model to try to emulate. I am very proud of my MC Panthers, we have done a great job of being true champions in my 4 phases above...94-3 6 of last 8 SB's, 5 post season Hopewell Bowls (8 municipality tournament)...and though I am called the leader....its not so true....my kids lead the way they do the blocking tackling put in the work. I am very proud of them, and they are the winners....perhaps a more apt title for me might be...The Developer...takes in a lot of hats.....i like that concept....go figure!!!! Have a great day all of you.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Hurricane Hoops Is The Thing at Canespace
The only stats that matter in my eyes are the W's and L's and we ended on a 4 game losing streak!!!! That is unacceptable!!! 4 Muthaf@#$ing losses in a goddamn row? GTFOH with this shyt...... Now that is REALITY!!!! Really....you AlPa lovers are blind....I don't give a damn about stats!!!! You can quote all the #s you want and defend the man....he loses way too much...is full of excuses and is a pulling the wool over many eyes....I think he and the whole supposed leadership are satisfied with average...or worse....cause they relish in it...and keep making excuses!!!! They got you hooked like a smallmouth bass on a treble hook!!! Heres a # for you put it in your needle and shoot it!!!! 96-3 6 of last 8 SBs out of 32 schools.....my kids 13-14 are far superior fundamentally, aggressively, schematically and skillwise than any team AlPa has ever coached. Stick that in your brainwashed mind and loudmouth jaw and blow it baby!!!!!! Woooooooooooo!!!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2014 on The Canespace Four Play Event at Canespace
I see some clouds on the horizon. AlPas tenure here is no longer a positive; you cannot build immediate success on being very average. Thats us; average playing in the Duck Dynasty Bowl. I think the dismal end to the season and a bad bowl loss could really hurt recruiting; they want to win man.....first college playoff ever would certainly make me look at those schools....FSU right there....Nick, Urban, Oregon.....the players....many others ranked above us....so it makes the competition tougher. The U Part II coming out.....other than the stuff on 2001-2003 team....there is really not a lot to see.....just a tough time for a proud former champion....I do not see any real change since them.....all very average...after a while who cares or gets pumped up by average....not many people.
Go Canes, I read your posts, and i do not always agree with them, but 2 things I will say: you are ever the optimist, and you love UM football!!!! thats pretty damn good in my book.....keep those thoughts my friend!!!!!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
Again when I say hate I do not mean as hating someone because of race color creed or religion.....that is evil....it is very basic...they got a different color uni....and all week all game they are your enemy who you must defeat. After it is over you respect them as people and can be friends off the field...never on the field. you let it go afterwards....but not between the lines. we respect our opponents, but despise their existence on the field...I have never allowed talking, BS**itting, taunting, pointing shoving etc. We never say a word, except quiet encouragement among ourselves. We focus on now, each play....last one is done next one has not happened. When our guy is down we help him up....never help your opponent up ever. Against us they are usually the one on the ground...let them or their teammates expend the energy to get up....not us...let them use up their strength, cause with my conditioning program we are prepared. We did much better than many people thought....we did not get blown out not even close....it hurts to lose it hurts to lose when you could have won, it is a loss it is second place...but we did see that we can play with good teams if we focus plan and execute. We did not do it 100% as that is what it takes to win, but we did not embarrass ourselves.....like ND Big Red did.......
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
I see Golden as a guy who wants everyone to like him, especially the press, alumni, and players. The old Machiavellian question comes to mind....better to be loved or feared. I think this way; if you put fear into people, hold them accountable, you force them to face and overcome their adversaries....they see your teaching point and will appreciate it. I never berate or yell at guys; if it is a big issue i take them aside. I do raise my voice to motivate, drive, push my guys.....but never abuse people. Pelini is like that....looks at his record.....no titles or glorious wins program is run of the mill. Look at bob Knight.....it worked for a while, but as time moved on, it went too far and he faded. Its an art form...HS JJ were masters of it....AlPa not so much....hes a big chubby sweaty teddy bear with a little bark and absolutely NO BITE!!!! OUCH!!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
You have to despise your opponent and take it to him hard. Internalizing hate beats you; hating your opponent motivates you. Its not personal hate of a person; its the guy who wants to beat you take your pride. You must always hate losing; its bad in anything...but it will happen. I hate to lose but it makes me come back harder the next time. I do not see the passion,aggression, malice, anger and hatred in our staff....or in our players. The idea that if looks could kill has left our program....got to get it back.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
Howard and JJ would have worked that us against the world, FSU and Rag Head laughing at us, joking us, waving that 26 game streak NC in our face.......we do not really play angry, or even intense....when Al Pa was hired I thought he would be an intense motivator not a jerk like Pelini....NB kids hate the guy.....but a JJ or HS who could get you to run through brick walls. He is not really that way, never see him get real intense. I do not yell or scream at my guys; I drive them motivate them challenge them to bre champions and use the target on back us against the world they hate us because we are silent quiet deadly assassin hard hitters who never speak...except after the game, and even then we have a code and the only thing we say is good game nothing friendly or revealing until after the line hand shake....then we can be your friend and care. Until then its silence no talk no help up....no words just hits because we want to beat you.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
Our biggest problems are based in fundamental line play; we have a decent improved but not dominant offensive line....a little more fat on them boys than muscle, lazy, like to shuffle feet and jog instead of pick them up and sprint to bash people, blow people off the ball. On D we stand toe to toe belly to belly push and shove in one spot. We are way too slow, do not use our hands....remember them? we do not get pressure. Winston should have had his head taken off, rag and all.....you knock the hell out of him you rattle him...you got to want to hurt him hard!!!! Big play for my guys was the QB cold coked yesterday....carried him off, and you could see the life go out of a good team....made the difference. We let too many people stand back there and throw it....no real pressure no real hits on QB. Hits are as good as sacks...especially Tatumizers knockouts!!!! I would think a DL playing against Rag Head Crab Legs would work up pure hatred during the week; a rapist, a coward, a thief, a loudmouth joking how bad your team is, while getting away with criminal acts......that ought to stir your blood to boiling....and allow you to deliver a knockout hit with no remorse....you would love to crush the guy...shut his grinning lying mouth for the night. It would never bother me to knock him out of the game!!! ....but we do not play with that much intensity on the O and D lines.....have not in a long time. got to correct that the game is won up front in the trenches!!!!!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
I'm not a big Golden fan but I put very little blame on the coaches in this game. It was a tough game full of mistakes and big plays by both teams. Berrios dropped TD. Dobards fumble. 2 dropped int's. The o-lines protection dropping off in the 2nd half. Missed fg and pat.Dorsetts dropped td... The players were put in position to win but they didn't pull it out. Think this sums it up well; you got to make plays you are young strong men....coach cannot make the plays...point being is that they lost as a team...coaches and players. good points Coke!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
Winston will get his come uppance one day....a big hit that KOs him...or a bigger hit for rapists....a prison sentence he walked away from it scott free....not a fan of him at all.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
Nebraska was ranked 11...really? Maybe a Top 25 team, not that good....HC is a jerk...not a coach!!!!
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
I dont know that i would say winning is the norm....it was at one time. you can beat up the little guys, and they count as wins. we need to beat the average teams....GT Ville NB.....hell NB is not that good...an average Wisky team....that whipped us in a bowl a few years ago....had a cat rusn for 400+ against that Black Shirt D....really? that is a good team...average. I think when you blast the little guys, beat the average guys GT, Ville, NB...and beat a good team...(not great FSU current team is not one of the all time greats despite the win streak.....not even close or could they even compete with the UM 2001-03 team).....like UM 01-03.....winning is the norm. nice goal to set but we are not there yet...we are getting better.
Toggle Commented Nov 16, 2014 on Game Day: Miami vs FSU at Canespace