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orange 'n green in the vein
Hollywood, CA, the make-believe land of reality!
Patiently waiting for Manny Diaz to bring the Hurricane football program back to the pedestal of greatness.
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Nobody thinks it's "fun" to defend an employee of the athletic department, unless they're being paid by the same athletic department to do so. But good to see the apologist supports replacing Fake Lames anyway. "Posted by: 58 Straight | January 26, 2021 at 11:47 PM" Oh you. For the record, I'm in the camp of wait until this season is officialy over, and for all intents and purposes it ended this last month sure, evaluate where they finish and then decide if Laranaga is coaching for his job next year or not at that point. But again, no moves will be an improvement until the AD position is filled by a competent evaluator of staff.
Toggle Commented 4 hours ago on It's Over For Olsen at Canespace
John Scheyer might need to cut his teeth as the top guy somewhere else first but would be intriguing. Mike Miller might need the same seasoning but would be an interesting outside the box hire. What is Battier doing right now? Assistant coach for the Heat? (Looked it up, player development and analytics director for them, eh, maybe.)
Toggle Commented 16 hours ago on It's Over For Olsen at Canespace
Out of those two, I'd lean towards Ford since he had a better run in the Big 12 last time he was in a power conference as a coach. McDermott's value of post play, and the fact he played the five at about the same height as I used to play the same spot on the floor, appeals to me personally more. His son could fill the bucket up with points too when he was in college and was amazing to watch. Both would be quality replacements if a move was made though, which is why Fake Lames wouldn't look once at either of them.
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Posted by: AeroCane | January 26, 2021 at 11:09 AM Which is what I assumed, you don't have any plan to improve it, just want to complain. Pretty weak argument for a change then, ijs. "Posted by: CGNC | January 26, 2021 at 03:12 PM" Fake Lames would hire the assistant coach who ran practice in a manner that impressed him the last time he bothered to shove his head in the gym for five minutes during it. So in that case: Caputo wouldn't be an improvement but that's who you'd get. Nowhere close to a Mark Few type of hire.
Toggle Commented yesterday on It's Over For Olsen at Canespace
The useless over promoted peter principle ticket distributor is a way bigger problem than the basketball coach right now. Usually if you want a head coach firing it's customary to at least suggest a realistic replacement who would be an improvement too, unsurprisingly, none are being offered yet . . .
Toggle Commented yesterday on It's Over For Olsen at Canespace
Olsen probably in the Hall of Very Good as a lock as a pro. Very similar to Clinton Portis in the NFL.
Toggle Commented yesterday on It's Over For Olsen at Canespace
Nobody is missing the recruiting blunder from down under. Take that weak shit somewhere else.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Deck The Halls at Canespace
Posted by: FireCoachL2021 (fka nemo2020) | January 18, 2021 at 07:31 PM So, just so I know where the expectations are set, exactly where should UM basketball be in the ACC for you to decide it's not the coaching that's the problem with the program? Because they're not obviously underachieving playing for the current regime and have been stuck on seven scholarship players for a few years due to injuries, which pandemic conditions aren't going to help alleviate at all? (The Pimp's old time story hour is the most annoying thing about the program right now though, on that I agree even when I like the story he's busy telling, he should spend more time talking about what he wants and expects from his current roster than talking about a time he faced a coach decades ago in a smaller league, but he's in the upper echelon of career wins so what good is it getting there if you don't get to throw a tale out from the journey now and then too?)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2021 on Deck The Halls at Canespace
Posted by: roachcane77 | January 17, 2021 at 09:56 PM Now that they fixed that HOF problem I can get back to complaining about Dorsey being screwed over by the voters instead, it's already bad enough Crouch stole his Heisman trophy from him, the HOF letting that trash player in first before an actual college champion QB was enshrined is literally the worst decision they've made the last decade of these things anyway!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2021 on Deck The Halls at Canespace
"Morgan should be in as a lock, he'll have the toughest time getting the votes though. Commented Jun 18, 2020 on Respect Is Alive And Well" I was wrong. The electors did the right thing and I commend them for their intelligence. Dorsey, Barrow and Louis now can get their recognition, not necessarily in that order, and not limited to just those three either.
Toggle Commented Jan 17, 2021 on Deck The Halls at Canespace
Finally found a way not to choke it away in the last two minutes. Not time to bury that casket on 2021 season just yet . . .
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2021 on What We Learned In 2020 at Canespace
Butthurt Politicalspace. And the toilet bowl streak is over too but that's another separate issue altogether.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2021 on What We Learned In 2020 at Canespace
"Cincinnati surprised many yet fooled few in their seemingly amamzing, if not historic, run up to the top of the polls. They gave Joe-Ga everything they could handle in their bowl game before the Dawgs eventually wore them down and won by a single point. Their coach is an awesome guy and significantly better than the guy UM." Cincinnati gave up a safety on the last play of the game and lost by three.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2021 on What We Learned In 2020 at Canespace
Tough year to draw any definite conclusions from due to all the disruption caused by pandemic mitigation attempts so I'm not going to criticize the football team. Basketball team keeps finding ways to choke but if they can ever get and then stay healthy can turn it around still. Football off season needs to keep winning the transfer market and finally get better in the trenches first and foremost before it comes time to improve the coaching staff through either seasoning or better hires. Of course, Fake Lames must be fired and replaced with an actual competent AD immediately still and until that happens Miami will not win anything. So still stuck on square one yet another season . . .
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2020 on Let's Go Bowling: 2020 Edition at Canespace
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30588254/arizona-wildcats-hire-new-england-patriots-jedd-fisch-new-football-coach This will likely end really badly but congrats for finally making it, one of the few head coaches who never played the game, joining the likes of the pirate captain in that subset. He got his coaching start at my high school when I was a senior and his star player on his side of the team used to laugh at his stated coaching goal, but here we are two plus decades later and he did it, funny how life works sometimes.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2020 on We Wish U A Merry Christmas at Canespace
Posted by: AeroCane | December 17, 2020 at 12:51 PM Usually this is referred to as "able to keep a defense honest with QB scrambles." Kenny Pickett would be the current ACC king of this and he's coming back to play year five in 2021.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2020 on You Can't Always Get What You Want at Canespace
"Fock Jake Garcia. We always running after these Cali QBs that do something else. Let him go to USC. He’ll end up transferring in a year like the rest of them. It’s the Cane Curse. Posted by: AfriCane | November 30, 2020 at 10:07 PM" Try and do better in 2021, seriously.
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2020 on U Give Love A Bad Name at Canespace
Aero is the blob's early signing day MVP, thanks for your updates and being willing to follow the insanity taken to an unprecedented level during a pandemic this year.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2020 on U Give Love A Bad Name at Canespace
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/30526143/virginia-tech-coach-justin-fuente-back-21 Cowardly chokies keep trying to get everyone to say they have a rivalry with Miami dating all the way back to the legendary nonrival they used to be in the big east but when it's time to actually point out how bad they've been still recently conveniently want to claim "pointed out Fuente has 4-1 records against main rivals Virginia and North Carolina." So they're rivals with Miami but forget that they're main rivals with UNC when they don't want to count their 2-3 record against UM to save a buck. What a shitty program.
Toggle Commented Dec 15, 2020 on U Give Love A Bad Name at Canespace
"Don't get drawn into a shootout with UNC, make the game first to 40 and stop the run to keep them from leaning on time of possession, they're a slightly more competently coached NC State with a better QB. Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | December 06, 2020 at 11:34 AM" Drawn into a shootout, game was first to 30 the way UNC played defensively and you gave that up in the 2nd quarter before halftime, worst rushing defensive performance in the program's history, time of possession favored UNC by 2/3rds of a quarter. Well you went 0/4 on the priorities Diaz. Team was lucky to survive NC State.
Toggle Commented Dec 13, 2020 on U Give Love A Bad Name at Canespace
Duke has 2 wins in 10 games, garbage competition treated like trash. Traded Wake Forest on the schedule for Clemson with their starting QB, which revealed the team is just outside the playoff cutoff line this season. "Posted by: CGNC | December 06, 2020 at 09:34 AM" Three week layoff, however, still, sure, I'm also certain kickoff temperature was in the historic "they don't play well in the cold" range too. Backups even got to play the fourth quarter against a puff pastry caliber team, for once! Special teams can still iron out a wrinkle here and there but overall nice to unpack the A- game on the road. It would be really nice if Diaz could recruit his upperclassmen to return for a real run at a title that means something in 2021 still. Don't get drawn into a shootout with UNC, make the game first to 40 and stop the run to keep them from leaning on time of possession, they're a slightly more competently coached NC State with a better QB.
"Posted by: 86Cane | November 18, 2020 at 08:55 PM" Maybe . . . little swamped right now and if I write something up it won't deal with the football team most likely, probably more why the Pimp is going to be coaching for his job this season and how covid vaccine rejection may be the only thing keeping him from saving it? So probably not the next blob but maybe the one after next . . . I really don't have many thoughts about the football team currently anyway outside of it'd be nice if Diaz could recruit his own upperclassmen back next year to make a serious championship run if he can keep the staff intact so I fail to see how that can be expanded on enough to be full on blobbed about.
In order: Will the team be allowed to meet and practice during this time or remain separated and quaranteened? Meetings by IP calls yes, if you test positive you can still attend the meeting. Will the team be tested daily and how many will test positive now and in the future as a result? No, every other day. Impossible to predict. Will the team be prescribed preventative medications by the UM Health Sciences staff at the UM Medical Campus? Not likely, none of anyone else's business frankly too. If a player or coach tests positive will they be treated with various therapuetics by UM Health Sciences staff? Potentially but again none of anyone else's business. Will the team actually get to play these final three games at all, and if so, when and where? Yes, probably on the rescheduled dates, for the first two and likely for the third since Pitt beating Clemson is a not likely long shot. Next blob....
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Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2020 on Don't Ask Me No Questions at Canespace
Diaz left at least four points on the field with the dumb fake FG attempt and then chasing the two points in conversions, always fortunate to win when you bring your C game and if they play that bad again they'll lose to both UNC and WF with that kind of outing. Luckily VT is a garbage program who tries to make this a rivalry in their mind so being able to turn back their best effort with only one eye on the prize and the other looking ahead show just how the football team belongs in the top 10 in this screwed up everywhere season but they really need to bring back all the upperclassmen to have a chance at legitimately winning something important next year . . .
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2020 on Don't Let Me Down at Canespace