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David Wilson via Susan Degnan: Mike Harley admitted Miami's wide receivers were "taking shortcuts" this year. "We would just do the bare minimum," he said. Pressure — external via social media and internal via a nine-player competition — fueled a breakout performance against Virginia. miamiherald.com/sports/college… -Doing the bare minimum describes 80% of the players we’ve rostered since 2003. There’s your answer 86. From 2003-about 2006 we had enough talent, 1st-2nd round talent, to overcome the ever increasing complacency and lack of discipline. After that... crash & burn. Story has been the same ever since regardless of coaching staff. There’s always some players working their butts off and giving all every game every practice. BUT the culture overall became a “bare minimum” culture and that hasn’t changed. Or perhaps it IS changing but slowly. Instead of worrying about how bad this team is because it isn’t blowing away opponents 56-0 or living up to the impossible to live up to comparisons to the great old days past, I suggest just accept that every game is a challenge and winning beats the hell out of losing. If we end up 9-1 or even 8-2, that is exactly what everyone has been saying for years we should be and a hell of a lot better than what we’ve been in a long time. And it is something to build on. Just a suggestion but it’ll make beings fan more fun.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Virginia at Canespace
LOL CGNC... I found a clearance sale and bought like 12 pairs of socks during the game. Was seriously considering watching an episode of Fargo. Pretty sad
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Virginia at Canespace
last night was one ugly uninspired game to watch, just plain painful! Posted by: Herbieibis | October 25, 2020 at 10:21 AM Truth. After the 1st 2 plays I thought we’d have the backups in before Q4.... eh, not so much
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Virginia at Canespace
Posted by: CGNC | October 25, 2020 at 09:16 AM Best compliment a guy can get from someone who knows her stuff!
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Virginia at Canespace
The targeting every game has gotten old. Bitch about the rule 24/7 if it makes U feel better BUT the rule is still the rule and we break it, blatantly, every game. Not like this D is deep enough or talented enough to overcome suspended players every game. Beyond that... 5-1 beats 4-2 or 3-3. This team isn’t a NC threat. But like many on here have said for years, we should be good enough to win the Coastal every year. We’re good enough this year and headed in that direction - no guarantees, we’re not that good. But we “should” this year. Thinking we could just bypass this stage and jump right to NC level after last years dumpster fire was ridiculous For this group... just win baby. Hopefully there’s a QB on the roster learning from King
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Virginia at Canespace
Posted by: 86Cane | October 12, 2020 at 01:01 PM It is King’s team this year. And deservedly so. He might not be the best college QB in Canes history but he’s the best we’ve seen in some 15 years and the one position we don’t need to stress right now.
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2020 on Hamburger Hill at Canespace
Nice article 86. OL has been and continues to be our single biggest problem. If U can run, if U can protect your QB, U will have success on offense. On Sat night we couldn’t run in the middle and we couldn’t set the edge to get outside. No run equals long yardage to first downs equals DL teeing off on QB. Now when OL cannot protect QB either, U got nada. What we need is simple. Better OL play. Or better OL players. Only upgrading the OL wouldn’t have meant a win vs Clemson - the entire roster AND coaches need to be better to do that. BUT, a better playing OL is essential. We can still win a bunch of games this season. We need better OL play though
Toggle Commented Oct 13, 2020 on Hamburger Hill at Canespace
58: The Day After Clueless Was It Over When the Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor?
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2020 on A Bridge Too Far at Canespace
CoCane - Good to see U bro! CGNC - Great analysis as always! This Canes group ain’t bad. But nowhere near top tier yet. There was nothing our O could exploit... we tried to run outside & they were faster than us AND made tackles - basically 0 yards after contact last night... we tried to run inside but our OL got dominated... WR didn’t win any 1-1 battles and if they did, odds were King got sacked anyway... mental mistakes and penalties killed any momentum... physically?... they’ve got A BUNCH of League ready guys, we have perhaps 2-3. But, Clemson doesn’t always play perfect like they did last night. Our biggest challenge now is to forget this one and focus on getting better and winning out - possible but NOT a lock by a long stretch. I believe this team has potential. Question is how mentally tough are they??
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2020 on A Bridge Too Far at Canespace
Venables: Welcome to big boy football Mr. Lashlee...
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2020 on A Bridge Too Far at Canespace
Great article 86 and so prescient. Pretty disappointed. Not even Q4 yet but this story is written. They got better coaches, better athletes, better football players, and more fire in the belly. We got.... a long way to go. Like watching the JV take on a team of all city pro bowlers. No team in the country is as complete as Clemson though. They’re only weakness seems to be blocking for field goals. We should still legit beat everyone else on the schedule. Wouldn’t take it for granted though... coaches got to do better, players got to do better.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2020 on A Bridge Too Far at Canespace
OOO YEAH BAAAAABY!! R U having FUN yet??? 86’s famous prediction used to be 34 points a season, now?... its per half! PILE-IT-ON CANES!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2020 on Game Day Blog: Miami vs FSU at Canespace
An OC and a QB - what we’ve been missing for the last 15 years! And there is plenty of room for improvement... Defense U hear what I’m saying??? Very impressive performance on the road vs a pretty good Offense. Loving it so far! CANES!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2020 on Game Day Blog: Miami vs Louisville at Canespace
Weird year weird football season! But who cares?!? It’s still GAME DAAAAAY!!! Much love to all Canespacers! Stay Safe Stay Healthy Stay Sane! GO CANES!!!
Toggle Commented Sep 10, 2020 on Legends Of The Fall 2020 at Canespace
In these days of no sports and endless woe, it is nice to come home to a safe familiar corner of the Internet. How are all U Canespacers?!? Taking a bow for JJ. Love U Coach! Hope everyone is alright. There’s talk of moving foosball to spring out here, just a little... not much not too loud... but still... wish I could get excited for the fall. Should be as it’s a make or break season for ole Manny or it sure feels that way. But I’m not seeing a season happening. Hope I’m wrong!
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2020 on From Coral Gables To Canton at Canespace
Of course remember Fran. It’s good to hear he is doing better. Love to see him back here someday...
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2020 on Raise Them Right (To Love The U) at Canespace
Tres. Great article. Thanks 86
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2020 on Raise Them Right (To Love The U) at Canespace
Happy to see Da ‘Space back for at least another month! Hope U all are staying safe and healthy. Sports will back soon. It’ll be a long road. It won’t be the same, at first. But it’ll be better than nothing and in time we’ll move past coronavirus. Go Canes!
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2020 on Because U Know We Care at Canespace
AND.... there is NO WAY to rank or list the top 10/20/30 CANES of all time. Too many different ways to rank and too subjective. And way too many great players and great teams. But here’s my take. Main criteria... outsized impact on team success and overall growth of The Program due to individual player contributions. Some great players will have more championships or wins, but also played on insanely talented teams while other greats played on less talented teams and elevated those teams to success or greatness through their talent or will power or leadership. I favor the players that raised the play of less talented teams. IMO these guys paved the way for the recruiting success that led to the insanely talented rosters. So in no real order but kinda oldest first, here goes... Ted Hendricks Ray Bellamy - 1st black scholarship Football player at UM and at any major university in the southeast. He makes the list for pure courage. Jim Kelly Otis Anderson Bernie Kosar Michael Irvin Jerome Brown Vinnie Testaverde Steve Walsh Warren Sapp Michael Barrow Cortez Kennedy Blades - pick one lol Edgerrian James Reggie Wayne Ray Lewis Clinton Portis Dan Morgan Willis McGahee Andre Johnson Bryant McKinney Ed Reed Frank Gore Sean Taylor Ken Dorsey Devin Hester The ‘01 Defense Schnelly Jimmy Butch Al Golden Ha! Got U. Scratch Golden boy!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2020 on We Remember U at Canespace
From the last blog: Tom: If this is indeed the end of the line, I’d like to THANK YOU for all your efforts and wonderful blog articles throughout the years. Your opinions and voice will most assuredly be missed by the Canespace Family and the entire multiverse of Canedom. I know there was a lot of frustration and anger when it seemed like people skipped over the articles you spent so much time writing. But many read and enjoyed the articles and many appreciated the sacrifices you made to provide new content as often as you did. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that positive reinforcement of harder to come by than negative. That’s human nature I guess. I recall when SOUP first started asking The Legion on Omar’s old blog about a brand new site called Canespace. Feels like yesterday. We’ve grown older (but not up!). I’ll be forever thankful for the friends I feel like I have because of Canespace and our brief but enjoyable meeting at Jerryworld - let’s NOT mention that game though! I can be reached at: kehinton@gmail.com That’s for anyone interested. I’ll miss this crew. But hope to run into some or most of you on other sites. I doubt there’ll be a home like Canespace though. Too many handles to mention all, but to the old-timers like Solar and CGNC - PEACE! Tom - give my best to your lovely bride. She sure has put up with a lot from you the past 15 years. She must be an angel. Hope we stay in touch - I ran into a chum with a bottle of rum and wound up drinking all night... Fair winds and following seas... GO CANES! Posted by: DallasTX Cane | May 26, 2020 at 10:41 PM
Toggle Commented May 27, 2020 on We Remember U at Canespace
Posted by: DallasTX Cane | May 26, 2020 at 10:50 PM I am truly a moron. LOL. U changed the post format and I didn’t pay attention. Duh!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2020 on We Remember U at Canespace
Tom - I just spent 20 minutes probably composing the most heart-felt post in my illustrious history only for it to disappear when I posted. It was basically a thank you to you, so if you can look... I don’t know much about Typepad, is there a drink tank for posts?!? Anyway, I doubt I can summon such eloquence a second time so I hope you can find my lost ode to SOUP.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2020 on We Remember U at Canespace
Love this blog 86! Tip your hat and have a drink in memory of Steve “Nacho” Navarez from San Antonio. Naval Flight Officer, father, husband, and dear friend lost way too young. Yesterday isn’t about the mattress sales.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2020 on We Remember U at Canespace
Looks like I may be the last one here and talking to no one... Tom: If this is indeed the end of the line, I’d like to THANK YOU for all your efforts and wonderful blog articles throughout the years. Your opinions and voice will most assuredly be missed by the Canespace Family and the entire multiverse of Canedom. I know there was a lot of frustration and anger when it seemed like people skipped over the articles you spent so much time writing. But many read and enjoyed the articles and many appreciated the sacrifices you made to provide new content as often as you did. It’s an unfortunate fact of life that positive reinforcement of harder to come by than negative. That’s human nature I guess. I recall when SOUP first started asking The Legion on Omar’s old blog about a brand new site called Canespace. Feels like yesterday. We’ve grown older (but not up!). I’ll be forever thankful for the friends I feel like I have because of Canespace and our brief but enjoyable meeting at Jerryworld - let’s NOT mention that game though! I can be reached at: kehinton@gmail.com That’s for anyone interested. I’ll miss this crew. But hope to run into some or most of you on other sites. I doubt there’ll be a home like Canespace though. Too many handles to mention all, but to the old-timers like Solar and CGNC - PEACE! Tom - give my best to your lovely bride. She sure has put up with a lot from you the past 15 years. She must be an angel. Hope we stay in touch - I ran into a chum with a bottle of rum and wound up drinking all night... Fair winds and following seas... GO CANES!
Toggle Commented May 27, 2020 on Top Ten Canes Players Of All Time at Canespace
I just heard about Coach Shula. RIP. Oh man... a promising day just turned to sadness. Feel like a little bit more of “Old Florida... Old Miami” has passed on also. Our days of youth are fleeting. When the giants of your youth pass away, you definitely feel it in your bones, in your soul.
Toggle Commented May 4, 2020 on Let's Play Ball: Here Is My Plan at Canespace