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DTC, doing good. Wondering when things will change for us. Posted by: CGNC | December 09, 2018 at 09:20 PM Given the last decade, a cynic might say: When the sun rises in the west, sets in the east. When the seas go dry. When the mountains blow in the wind like leaves. Or maybe when we get an OC....
Toggle Commented 11 hours ago on Willis Goes Full Beast Mode at Canespace
Congrats VA! Happy for U. What up CGNC?
Toggle Commented 13 hours ago on Willis Goes Full Beast Mode at Canespace
HC bears ultimate responsibility for everything. He’s the captain of the ship. Never will say or believe otherwise. But if a guy cant catch by the time he’s a 17 yr old highly desired D1 level recruit, then U really gonna blame anyone other than brick hands himself and the dumbass that recruits guys who can’t catch?!? The coaches bear the ultimate responsibility. I have never felt or thought otherwise. But give me a break with you’re unwillingness to assign any responsibility or blame to the guys actually playing the game. Every guy playing was great in HS. Some were better than others but just to get to play D1 ball, especially at a Power 5 program, means U were pretty freaking good in HS. So now U give excuses for those same players making mistakes that parents yell at 9 year old about in the youth leagues?!?
Toggle Commented yesterday on Willis Goes Full Beast Mode at Canespace
Been saying this since Game 1.... coaches got to coach, but players also got to play. Schemes matter, development matters... a lot. No doubt. BUT... catching the dam ball when it hits your hands, passing the ball where your guy has a chance to catch, maybe even hitting a receiver in stride once in a blue moon, beating the guy in front of you to a spot to actually block, NOT jumping offside, etc etc etc... these things also matter AND have been part of what makes these players “great” since they played youth. U can’t tell me bad coaching causes this type of bs play. Bad coaching doesn’t FIX it when it needs fixing, but lazy players 1/2 assin crappy effort is the cause. Football is 75% mental effort determination and work. Even in this crappy scheme, I’ve seen too many open receivers drop passes, never get thrown to, or thrown uncatchable crap passes to give the players a pass. I agree Sully, no one escapes the smell of this turd
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Agree with most of all that Tony, 80% prob. But no one was arguing that Mack will enjoy great success this time around at UNC or that he was an overly amazing HC at TX. Only saying that it is ridiculous and tiresome to continue to hear about all the success that Butch “would have had or will have if only given a chance” and that he’s a demonstrable better HC than Mack. Both guys are old now and have been around for 30+ years. The records show what they are. One guy has a NC and almost another regardless of why and how, the other guy doesn’t have anything close. I thought Butch was a fantastic pro DC, a superior evaluator of college talent, a great recruiter, and did a perfect job leading us through the probation years of the ‘90’s. He deserves credit and eternal CANE fandom adoration for putting together the 99-03 teams. And I’d welcome him back right now if this was even a slight possibility. But his legend has grown so great among many fans that a) it’s insane - he wasn’t a proven big time winner when he left, to assume he’d be one now is simply that, an assumption; and b) there’s no way in hell he could meet fans expectations if he did return now. If Richt isn’t the man and yeah it’s looking bleak at the moment, I prefer we bring in an up & comer rather than retread old ground.
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Posted by: TruCane81 | December 05, 2018 at 07:54 PM He was a CEO coach that could seriously recruit. When he had excellent X’s & O’s coordinators, he won big. When he didn’t, his teams lost games they shouldn’t have. The last few years were a cluster. Agree with U about Stoops... 98/99 to mid-00 Stoops was a boss.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on It's Up To U...New York! at Canespace
Don’t hate CGNC! I couldn’t bear it...
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on It's Up To U...New York! at Canespace
Terrance -I have to disagree with you there. Sometimes life takes people on different paths. Mack Brown "resigned" in 2013 from Texas after 4 very sub-par seasons starting in 2010. I wouldn't say he is better. Had Butch stayed at the U the same length of time that Mack Brown had at Texas (1998-2013 for Brown) - how many NC's would he/we have? How many more would have been played for? Posted by: CGNC | December 05, 2018 at 03:05 PM Oh man am I going out on a limb now... I don’t recall, in some 10+ YEARS of CANE blogging with CGNC, EVER disagreeing with her or even simply NOT being dazzled by her brilliant way of cutting to the chase & telling it like it is. BUT..... Texas hadn’t won a NC since 1970 before Mack won it in 2005. UT did sniff one in ‘77 and again in ‘83, but lost the Cotton Bowl both times. In ‘83 they were ranked #2 and the day game loss was one of 2 boulders that had to first fall to set up our hometown CANE hero’s to lay claim to the prize. That’s 25 years between NC’s. Mack had Tejas back in the NC in ‘09 but a game ending injury to Colt McCoy perhaps didn’t seal the win for Sabans Ala but was a very significant factor. So Mack truly resurrected a zombie program from a quarter century of irrelevance or big game failure. He won a NC and played for another. I do love Butch all sarcasm aside but the records are clear. What Butch might have or could have done is impossible to know. I actually believe Mack underperformed as a HC given his recruiting success. He “should” have more Conf titles and at least one more NC.
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anybody going to the game...... Posted by: john vermillion | December 03, 2018 at 04:26 PM Ha ha John. LoL. Good luck getting anyone here to say much beyond we suk, the offense suks, the season suks, the QBs suk, the weather suks... The only thing we know for sure is that other than being a giant POS scum-sucking sukface, our current HC blindly or BS’d his way into 170-some wins, 6 division titles and 2 conf championships. But sarcasm aside, I do agree he suk’d this year. Oh and... Butch was the first man on the moon. Saw the movie myself. He even managed to make a recruiting call while piloting the capsule.
Toggle Commented 7 days ago on It's Up To U...New York! at Canespace
Ummm.... white guy that played baseball about 100 years ago. That is a very Old Skool reference, Old Skool. Not sure it’s whatll first come to mind when his name gets taped above his locker...
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2018 on The Best Of The Rest at Canespace
Posted by: solarcane | November 30, 2018 at 01:29 PM Completely agree. Not saying what I’d do or wouldn’t do or what any individual should do. Just saying that we’ve experienced so many very good players leave early since the 00-02 era, many of which would have become great college players if they stayed, and we haven’t had many great college players since that era. From a fan-only perspective, it’d be awesome to have all those guys come back & dominate next season. I don’t blame any of them for choosing otherwise though.
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2018 on The Best Of The Rest at Canespace
Thanks for the shout-out last blog, Solar. Luv ya! Peace
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2018 on The Best Of The Rest at Canespace
As much as I love seeing our guys make it in the League, this would be a great time to make a team statement and set a firm stake in the ground for Miami “coming (not being) back” - all defensive juniors come back for their senior season. Losing 3 all conf players from the D backfield is significant. Having a bunch of senior and junior leadership on the field will be important especially at the beginning of the season until the new guys gain experience. I’ll never blame a guy for making the decision to leave...what’s best for U individually and your Family is #1. But think of how it would be to have all these guys back...
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2018 on The Best Of The Rest at Canespace
LOL. Too many words for a banner, too many words for a blob too!
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2018 on The Pillage (And The Plunder) at Canespace
A. Butch’s recruits that won with Clappy as the HC... that was an experienced, top heavy team. It wasn’t a bunch of freshmen & sophomores coaching themselves. How’d the remaining guys do the next year? Lost a NC game they should’ve won in a blowout and had a few other close-calls to mediocre teams. This whole “they coach themselves” line of reasoning is ridiculous. B. How’s that famous lack of patience working out? Giving Butch time to learn how to be a good HC and get over sanctions worked pretty well. But it did take some patience. Wasn’t that famous banner all about impatience? And wasn’t that guy wrong about Butch? Richt had a terrible year and I agree that changes should be made. But fans make the huge mistake all the time of seeing a guy perform in a late season game then assuming he could have played like that from the beginning. That there isn’t/wasn’t progress and development from July to Nov. There’s maybe 1 guy in the League now out of 1,000 that was ready and could’ve played straight out of HS. But all 1,000 are there now. The other 999 needed 2-4 years of growth, learning, development, experience - both games & practices - before being ready. Same applies in the college game. Some will be “the guy” from day 1. Others won’t be at first but will become the guy over time. Richt’s problem isn’t playing more experienced guys. It’s trying to be the OC & HC at the same time. This team needs more attention paid to ST by it’s HC and more time-attention paid to the offense by its OC. He failed this season trying to do both.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2018 on The Pillage (And The Plunder) at Canespace
Tech gets another Calvin Johnson they will flourish. Posted by: solarcane | November 28, 2018 at 10:54 PM Good thing such players come along once or twice a generation. There’s only 1 current team in all the Land doesn’t need a Calvin Johnson...
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Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | November 27, 2018 at 06:08 PM Great info & good points. I’m leery of a guy with only 1 year OC experience and only 2 years removed from being a GA. But I’d be happy if he were hired if for no other reason than it would mean MR becoming Smart Mark again and admitting his weakness. Regardless of offensive performance, I don’t think it is realistic for a single person to be both an OC and a HC and do both jobs well. Not at a major program. Not in this day & age.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2018 on The Pillage (And The Plunder) at Canespace
They are. Looks like they already dropped one to UCF this season but only by a single point. They started slow losing to Navy & Tulane in first 1/3 of season but finished strong.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2018 on The Pillage (And The Plunder) at Canespace
Posted by: SOUP | November 27, 2018 at 04:17 PM Serious?? I’d like to have Kingsbury (“Coach Bro”) as OC. I haven’t paid any attention to Memphis. Would this be a good thing? Not just better than current, but actually a good thing? BTW - it’s all about the QB these days unless U have a superior D AND OL AND RB like Bama in years past. We find “the guy” and we’ll be legit. OR the OL starts playing like it’s got 3 future NFLers and we’ll be legit - the D already being there. Still should’ve won the Coastal this year. No way a top 10 team tho even if we had. Coastal champ is just sacrifice for Clemson warm up scrimmage.... until we get the guy or an OL.
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Posted by: mi@mic@ne | November 27, 2018 at 03:19 PM Dam mi@mic@ne!... Ur really funny when not preaching about the ghosts of championships past
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2018 on The Pillage (And The Plunder) at Canespace
Happy Birthday Mr. Sullivan!
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2018 on The Pillage (And The Plunder) at Canespace
If the admin being overly cautious bothers U, and I don’t necessarily disagree on that, U need a new team to support or are in for a frustrating ride. The admin isn’t going to risk the FINANCIAL hit yhat comes with serious NCAA action (or even the possibility of such action). Plus, U think things are tough recruiting right now... just wait if The U gets in NCAA trouble again.
Toggle Commented Nov 27, 2018 on The Pillage (And The Plunder) at Canespace
Maybe that’s why Cam hasn’t gotten more touches
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2018 on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Pitt at Canespace
Extrapolating “facts” based on rivalry games is uneven ground. We’ve all seen enough dumpster fire teams play lights out for that one game a year to know that 1 game don’t make a season. But U are still right... Canes underperformed this year and should’nt have lost to UVA.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2018 on Did Christmas Just Come Early? at Canespace
Watching TX-Kansas. Kansas punter had a 61 yard and a 66, both downed inside the 10, in the 1st Qtr! Lol. That’s 2 more than we’ve managed all season.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2018 on Did Christmas Just Come Early? at Canespace