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Coach Profiles: Randy Shannon

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Just in case this is the first time you have read a “Mary Knows Football” article, in the interest of full disclosure I have to tell you I am an ardent Randy Shannon supporter.   This belief in Coach has led me to coin the term “WWRSD,” kick someone out of my house for questioning Randy Shannon’s integrity, and beat my partner MiamiMike01 in a no-holds-barred orange and green jello shot grudge match for the privilege of writing this article.  So, in short, this is not our typical coach profile.  This is a tribute.

When you think of what it means to be a Miami Hurricane, many terms come to mind.  After the obvious swagger, looking back through our history the winning tradition of the ‘Canes was built against all odds by hard work and an unwavering desire to win; succeed.  Randy Shannon is the epitome of what it means to be a ‘Cane and is molding our current squad to the ways that have brought success to teams of the past and to him personally. 

Hailing from Liberty City in Dade County and an alumni of Miami Norland High, Randy “The Onion” Shannon’s time in Miami started with years of tragedy followed by times of triumph.  We know Coach’s background:  At age 3, his father was murdered; his sister and two twin older brothers were addicted to drugs and eventually died from AIDS; he became a father at 16.  Most people would use these events as an excuse to fail.  However, Randy Shannon is not “most” people, and he has turned his life experiences into tools to make him more than just a great coach, but a role model inspiring and guiding the lives of the young men playing for the University of Miami.   Who can relate to our players, give them real advice, and motivate them better than someone who has been there and reached the pinacle of success, his dream job, like Coach Shannon?

As a player at Miami, Shannon was a four-year letterman at linebacker and a starter on the 1987 national championship team.  Described as a “film guru,” Shannon would study tape for hours and hours to learn the offensive tendencies of the opponents he faced each Saturday on the football field.  His commitment to being a student of the game often paid huge dividends, such as on Sept. 5, 1987, in the Orange Bowl, when he returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown in the Hurricanes’ 31-4 romp over the Florida Gators.  In 1988, Shannon received the Christopher Plumer Award for most inspirational player as a senior.   He was described by his coaches as “a coach on the field.”   Shannon concluded his career in 1988 when he ranked fourth on the team in tackles, sacks and tackles for loss, while leading the team in passes broken up and forced fumbles.

An 11th-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, Shannon became the first rookie to start at outside linebacker for Dallas since 1963 and was also a standout on special teams. Shannon played for the Cowboys for two seasons before going into coaching.  Shannon began his coaching career at Miami as a graduate assistant in 1991 when the Hurricanes won their fourth national championship. In 1992 he became a full-time assistant coach working with the defensive line, and from 1993-97 he coached the team’s linebackers. He was a defensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins in 1998 and 1999 before assuming the role of linebackers coach in 2000.

Shannon returned to his alma mater in 2001 as defensive coordinator. That year, the Miami Hurricanes won their fifth national championship and he became the first UM coach to be named the winner of the Frank Broyles Award, presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach.  In 2007, Coach Shannon was named Head Coach.  As a part of 3 of 5 of Miami’s national titles, Coach Shannon knows the ingredients necessary to build a national championship-caliber team. 

But that’s not enough anymore, and it’s certainly not enough when you are coaching at the University of Miami.  If someone on the ‘Canes football team so much as skips a class, our rivals are quick to throw out the “Thug U” moniker . . . while their players are strangling their girlfriends, stealing laptops, firing AK 47s at fellow students, getting arrested for drunk driving, assaulting someone in an art museum, robbing someone at gunpoint, flunking out of school, testing postive for drugs . . . the list goes on.  Coach Shannon recognizes that double standard.  He also, without a doubt, recognizes that he is the only African American coaching a major college football team, much less the most successful college football team of the modern era.  Some would expect him to focus more on winning at all costs to keep his job at a place at Miami where one loss causes “fans” to cry for you to be replaced by Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell. 

Yet, unlike just about every other coach of a major college football team, Shannon cares about his players off the field as well.  As reported by Eye of the Hurricane in July before it was officially announced by the media, Randy Shannon’s ‘Canes appear at #3 on the most recent Academic Progress Report – the highest BCS team with such distinction.  Oh, and there’s that whole 100% graduation rate award from last year.  But who cares, right?  Because we just want to win because we are ‘Canes!  Well, I hate to break it to you, but the double-standard for being a ‘Cane is very real and our players can’t run around breaking every law in the books like the criminals in Trailerhassee and Jortsville.  Coach Shannon knows this, recognizes he and his players are role models, and has this team gun-free, drug-free, making As in the classroom, and volunteering in the community. 

But we forget what the team had become before Shannon took over.  The 2005 beat down by LSU in the Peach Bowl.  The stomping of the Louisville Cardinals’ logo only to be humiliated for our false bravado.  The helmet-swinging FIU brawl.  Off the field, Willie Cooper being shot, and Brandon Merriweather pulling a handgun from his pants and returning fire.  Then, the death and unsolved murder of Bryan Pata.  Enough was enough.  It was time for someone to come in and clean house and rebuild our broken team from scratch.

Since that time, the team Coach Shannon has built since 2007 is the most talent-loaded version of the ‘Canes in nearly a decade.  Shannon enters his fourth season at the helm of his alma mater’s program after leading the Hurricanes to a 9-4 overall mark with a 5-3 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference and an appearance in the Champs Sports Bowl in 2009.  Along the journey, Miami knocked off three teams ranked in the Top 25 in its first four games, had nine players earn All-ACC postseason honors and saw its offense put up the most yards (5,199) since its national title contending 2002 team.

While we began seasons in the Shannon era secretly wondering whether we would lose to Marshall and Charleston Southern, these days our fans tell everyone who will listen how this team can win the National Championship this year.  Because they can.  Coach Shannon, through his magical recruiting ways and discipline of the players, has this team absolutely stocked in almost every position (ironically, the position Coach Shannon played for the ‘Canes is the biggest question mark) and ready to dominate any opponent.  As EOTH blogger Captain Optimist recently said, with the right talent, Shannon turned our defense into a “Symphony of Destruction.”  The talent is back, ‘Canes fans. Rest assured that we have the right man at the helm who knows what to do with it.  After all, he’s a Miami Hurricane.

For more information on Coach Shannon, please check out www.hurricanesports.com and read the following 11-page article from Sports Illustrated writer Gary Smith.  It almost redeems that infamous cover from years past.  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/football/ncaa/09/04/shannon0910/index.html.

  1. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    uno

  2. oh no – (just missed another jello shot).

  3. just went back & read you article, JSQ . . . we are totally on the same page regarding feelings toward Shannon.
    thanks for a great article and a great tribute for a great individual!

  4. pb(EOTHROH10) says:
    August 22, 2010 at 7:40 PM
    I think (autumn) just picked the classic “Boy named Sue” name on here.
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    been thinking about that.
    the funny thing is, when i suddenly realized i had to pick a moniker(?)/blog name, the first thing i thought of was "herbst" – the german name for autumn and a masculine name (all words in most of the european languages refer to everything in sexual terms – male, female, neutral; seasons are all masculine) . . . because its my favorite season and its football season.

    didn't realize at the time that the english translation, "autumn" is feminine sounding, but maybe pb has a point.

    i'm sure it'll toughen me up and maybe some day a country singer'll write a song about me.

  5. just read in TIME under a section called “Numbers”:

    “30%: Percentage of American couples from 2007 – 2009 who first met online”.

    wow – that’s a large percentage!

    jsq, mike – how many couples have met on EOTH so far?

  6. speaking of numbers, what does “1,063 people like Eye of the Hurricane” mean?

    is that how many people read this blog or read facebook or what? (i’m not on facebook; am not sure what thats about).

  7. from sun sentinel, gorten’s 4th post on sunday (major dedication):
    “Barrow: ‘We’re just trying to find the best three’”
    about the linebacker situation . . . trying to get the best 3 out there, etc. . . . no breaking news.

    a treat for all the shandel fans out there:
    “Shandel will be covering for me this week before I take over again for good this weekend (Thanks Shandel).”
    yippee.

  8. “That’s what you call ironic: former Wolverine Turner goes to WVU”
    Posted by Ben Kercheval on August 22, 2010 10:00 PM ET

    Or maybe it’s coincidental?

    Defensive back Justin Turner, who was granted release from the University of Michigan last week, will play football at West Virginia.

    Turner, a six-foot-two safety from Massillon, left Michigan citing a lack of playing time.

    “It was probably relative to depth chart issues, he didn’t feel he was getting the starting nod and he felt he deserved it,” said Jeske. “When I spoke with him in some length back in late June he made a comment that coming out of the spring he was running with the ones…it was his job and he had won the job.”

    Turner was a five-star recruit coming out of Ohio and was heavily recruited by the Wolverines as well as the home-state Buckeyes. The redshirt freshman is known as a hard hitting safety, but shows speed and finesse as a kick returner.

    Turner’s transfer is the latest in a twisted, real life wife-swap between Michigan and West Virgina. In 2007, safety Ryan Mundy chose to transfer from UM to WVU to continue his master’s degree. Shortly thereafter, Rich Rodriguez left West Virginia for Michigan in December.

  9. “Injury woes continue as UCLA loses another starter”
    Posted by John Taylor on August 22, 2010 1:47 PM ET

    The latest injury to rock the Bruins is a big one as yet another starter could be lost for a significant period of time.

    Starting center Kai Maiava suffered a fractured ankle and will be forced to undergo surgery. It’s uncertain when — or even if — the junior will return in 2010.
    . . . sophomore quarterback Kevin Prince said. “Kai is the anchor of the offensive line. He brought the mentality you like to have, that dominating mentality.”

    Maiava becomes the fourth projected starter who will miss time in the regular season due to injury and, in one case, an off-field issue. Defensive end Datone Jones is sidelined for the foreseeable future with a broken foot, guard Jeff Baca has a stress reaction in the fibula of his right leg — not to mention academic issues — and offensive tackle Mike Harris is suspended for the opener.

  10. More news from the Buckeye camp … they must be so proud …

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/23/1788097/clarett-asks-judge-to-travel-to.html

  11. That was great Mary! Go Canes!

  12. Nice job, Philly!

  13. Thanks, Autumn. I don’t even think this article expresses how much I believe in Randy Shannon. I hope I did a decent job of showing why other people should believe in him, though. That was the whole point. Especially after that crock of Sh!t Bleacher Report article written this weekend saying Shannon was a downgrade from Coker. I can’t believe someone could even write something so blasphemous without the computer bursting into flames!

  14. Got back from Miami late last night, what a strange trip? Nicole is on the 7th floor in Pearson, saw some athletes but the highlight of the trip was all the male Australian exchange students, wow gorgeous guys with great accents! :)

    The roads were insane, saw a dodge ram truck have a tire blow out and spun out on the North bound lanes of the turnpike. Saw a power truck burn up on the palmetto in Hialeah. Just to move up the palmetto and have a truck broken down right on ramp to get to Miller drive. (side note the exit to bird road is no longer there on the southbound palmetto, so we could not avoid the broken down truck) So a 4 hour ride became a 5 hour ride….only in Miami! Got some new shirts! Go Canes!

  15. just read in TIME under a section called “Numbers”:

    “30%: Percentage of American couples from 2007 – 2009 who first met online”.

    wow – that’s a large percentage!

    jsq, mike – how many couples have met on EOTH so far?

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    None yet, but I’m optimistic! :-D

  16. speaking of numbers, what does “1,063 people like Eye of the Hurricane” mean?

    is that how many people read this blog or read facebook or what? (i’m not on facebook; am not sure what thats about).

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    Autumn, those are the fans of our Facebook page. Multiply that by 20 and that’s about how many people are reading right now.

  17. a treat for all the shandel fans out there:
    “Shandel will be covering for me this week before I take over again for good this weekend (Thanks Shandel).”
    yippee.

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    Dude is like a cockroach!

  18. Glad to hear you had a nice trip (except driving), Canechic!

    Back in the day we (Bryant McKinnie and I) used to make fun of the athletes in Pearson calling it the “Pearson Projects” as opposed to our “Mahoney Mansions.” It’s the exact same dorm in reverse, though. I lived in Mahoney for 3 wonderful years. Good memories. I hope Nicole is savoring every second of them! :-D

  19. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    I hope the Canes avoid the injury bug. We have had our share the past few years. I think this is Randy Shannon’s thinking as he holds some players out of practice and the scrimmage. He wants them healthy for the games.

    Randy Shannon, in him we trust, sorry Canezilla, I mean no offense to any higher diety.

    JSQ I enjoyed the read. I cannot think of a better fit for the U than Randy Shannon. He is the right man, at the right place, at the right time. I shudder to think of what might be if the U had hired anyone, and I mean anyone else. I can’t think of a coach in all of college football I’d rather have as my team’s coach.

    Saban, Meyer, Kelly, Spurrier, Stoops, Tressel ? Who…….? Leach? LOL!

    The U did a nationwide search and all the time the right guy was just down the hall. I understand he went into the interview with a stuffed notebook and his rebuilding plan in writing. He has a blueprint and he is following it.Five, Seven, Nine and…….

    We will see the fruits of his labor starting this year. GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    JSQ, Cockroaches get crushed and then flushed at our house

    Shandel Who?Where? When? Really?

    PS

    Baraka is having fun tearing up his favorite toy this morning!

  21. Yay! My first order for Game Day Cakes was a hit!

    My friend just posted this on my FB page:

    Jennifer White Leo Cupcakes in the office are a success! Words from the office: Scott: this is the best cupcake I’ve ever had (apple pie). Ryan: your friend is a pure genious. Paul: she needs to patent these…is she single? Tom & Donna: love the decorations. Think you have an order coming in for a birthday party!! Very talented, Mary!! You made me look good! xo

  22. Woo Hoo Go JSQ!

    She could have been on Mahoney 7 but she said she needed to study and thought the floor may be a distraction, lol!

  23. Haha, Randy! I can just picture Baraka now!

    I got Sebastian a new toy after his gwooming – er, grooming – appointment Saturday.

    It’s a cupcake that squeaks! Now when mommy is playing with her cupcakes Sebastian has his own cupcake to play with!

    Of course, the entire 7 hours I was baking on Saturday, his toy just laid there on the kitchen floor while he begged for scraps.

    How did he get so spoiled?

  24. Thanks, Canechic!!!

    Yeah, I did not want to live on the 7th floor of Mahoney either! The only time I went up there was to one room – 702 – where Dorsey and JP (Jarrett Payton) lived. (1) to deliver a card to JP that I hand-made and had signed by the guys after his dad died, and (2) to get laundry money from Dorsey.

    Sidenote: You know you are broke when you have to ask the football players for $$$.

    Everytime I was on that floor I saw something that needed to be kept a secret. I can’t imagine living there! Good choice on Nicole’s part!

  25. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    What’s up everybody. Glad to see Colin slide over to the middle. Ramon is getting it done! No way you keep him off the field. Of all the units on the team LB scares the hell out of me. We are thin at the backer spot. Who would of thought that after all the backers we signed in the 08 class. Not as worried about O line as some people. Plenty of athelets they just need to jell. Our D line will have those boys ready. Game day will be easy for them after practicing against that unit. 10 days and we unleash the beast!

  26. Just in case you want to get even more pissed off…

    I sent this article to Mary and Mars over the weekend. It really disturbed me. I think it’s so crazy that it may be a joke…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/440700-miami-hurricanes-was-randy-shannon-a-downgrade-from-larry-coker

  27. Thanks, Patrick. I referred to that sh!t in an earlier comment and didn’t even want to look at it again to post it. Thanks for doing the dirty work for me.

    The dude who wrote that is, in the words of Babu on Seinfeld “a very bad man.”

  28. Canechic, your friend that also is a baker, does she offer shipping? I’m adding that to my business and I could use a few tips. My Fed Ex advisor is a little vague with the packaging advice.

  29. JSQ – I see that now, hadn’t read the comments yet… Great article by the way!

  30. Thanks, Patrick!

    I’m happy you posted it – I don’t think my comment expressed exactly how out of his mind the writer is. It is really a can’t-believe-it-until-you-read-it article!!!

    Btw, check out the []_[] cupcakes on my Facebook page – perfect for a little someone’s second birthday in a couple of months! :-D

  31. Great article JSQ! (now plug your ears and do the lalalala thing)

    The reason Shannon is so important to The U is this, what if he doesn’t “make it”?

    Miami will not spend a lot of money to get a big time, big name coach (and big time, big name coaches would be idiots to come to Miami where the expectations are sky high and the $upport so low). They’ll be forced to sign an up-n-coming coach from a smaller school who wants to make a name for himself. That’s fine, occasionally they’ll hit on one and we’ll get some good seasons and maybe some NCs. But occasionally they won’t and either way we’ll have to replace the coach every four or five years, win or lose.

    Now with Shannon we have someone who truly bleeds orange n green. Has no desire to go to the NFL (not proven yet but I think time will show I’m right), and seems to be truly interested in helping young men from his hometown. What this sets us up for is an unrivaled run of wins that even we haven’t seen yet. Shannons talked about (Miami used to be up for five, ten years then down for five.) the desire to put something in place that will produce consistent results. The admin wants a “competitive” football team (they’ll be happy with just ACC relevance but Shannon knows at Miami that its NC or bust), but more importantly for the kids to actually graduate and be good student-athletes. It just so happens that Shannon wants the same thing.
    Which in the big “real” picture is the most important thing. But at Miami if you aren’t winning NCs you’ll never get a chance to help these young men. So it is very important on many levels that Shannon does well by Miami standards. I think he will.

  32. Thanks for the heads up, DZ8, not even reading anything after the “lalalalalalala!”

  33. avatar
    Jim Fitzpatrick says:

    Randy’s an inspiring, amazing guy! The Canes are extremely fortunate to have such a great role model and Coach.

  34. Hurricane Randy says:
    August 23, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    Randy Shannon, in him we trust . . .

    JSQ I enjoyed the read. I cannot think of a better fit for the U than Randy Shannon. He is the right man, at the right place, at the right time. I shudder to think of what might be if the U had hired anyone, and I mean anyone else. I can’t think of a coach in all of college football I’d rather have as my team’s coach.
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    YO!

  35. JSQ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM
    speaking of numbers, what does “1,063 people like Eye of the Hurricane” mean?

    is that how many people read this blog or read facebook or what? (i’m not on facebook; am not sure what thats about).
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    Autumn, those are the fans of our Facebook page. Multiply that by 20 and that’s about how many people are reading right now.
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    huh? you are joking, or? 20 x 1,063? with only 20 of those actually blogging?
    i thought thats how many people line up for iPad, iBook or iPhone on the first selling date; not the # of EOTH lurkers.

    course i have a REALLY long leg from so many people pulling it; you wouldn't be doing that too, or?

  36. JSQ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 11:24 AM
    Thanks for the heads up, DZ8, not even reading anything after the “lalalalalalala!”
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    actually, dz8 in no way put down randy . . . so you can uncover your ears & open your eyes now

  37. JSQ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    Patrick – I’m happy you posted it – I don’t think my comment expressed exactly how out of his mind the writer is. It is really a can’t-believe-it-until-you-read-it article!!!
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    damn the link . . . i fell for it and skimmed the stupid thing giving the dude another blog-hit.

    the writer of that should be forced to do one of those kung fu-iron man-qigong exercises where you get a big rock tied to your balls and have to walk.

  38. I think she has only done cupcakes for local folks but she may have some advice.

    I love the article about Randy and really want this to be a great season for him!

  39. and JSQ – congrats on those cupcake comments . . . that was high praise indeed!

    the shipping costs to austria are . . . ?

  40. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I can say with 150% certainty that the admin couldn’t give a rats a*s if Randy wins a NC. As long as he has them compete – not win, COMPETE – for ACC titles, stay clean and graduates his players he’ll have a job in their minds.

    Now, if that means losing $$$ cuz the fans don’t support they MAY change their minds, but it took A LOT for Coker to get sent packing that won’t ever be a problem at Miami under Shannon. Coker had a huge fan support issue and that’s NOT what got him fired.

    The good news is Randy will make sure everyone is happy – from the admin to the fans. I believe in him, too. He’s a great man. A good leader and an amazing influence on most of these kids.

    The sad part is there are people around the program that can’t see that. So there are still backdoor chats and negative undertones to his rein. But I think that’ll all be gone after this year and next when his plan comes to fruition and Miami wins both the ACC and a NC.

    Great article Mary. He deserves it.

  41. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Article on Bleacher about comparing Coker to Shannon leaves out arguments, statistics and facts that do not support his thesis. Several fans commenting after the article shot it all to pieces. I suggest you read them. They made many relevant points and arguments and showed the writer to have a definite bias by ignoring all the facts.

    What Coker inherited was more like a,” Jaguar” and what Randy inherited was more like a” Beetle Volkswagen” and “Bright Yellow,” one at that!.

  42. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    A lot of people at Miami and in Miami want Randy Shannon to fail. That is a real mystery to me?

  43. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Wesley speaking out and saying what he has said is very self serving and he knows that Randy Shannon will not comment so he is free to trash Randy and the program all he wants without any repercussions.

    Randy doesn’t kick you to the curb for no reason.

  44. Hurricane Randy says:
    August 23, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Wesley speaking out and saying what he has said is very self serving and he knows that Randy Shannon will not comment so he is free to trash Randy and the program all he wants without any repercussions.

    Randy doesn’t kick you to the curb for no reason.

    The thing with Wesley is that he was NEVER a Shannon guy. This is evidenced in him saying if he could do it over he’d NEVER play for Coach Shannon. Wesley is a left over Cokerite and he hasn’t done anything to warrant us being sad over his departure. He got 4 years of a great education and that is ALL he was owed.

  45. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Wesley says it wasn’t grades , show us a transcript Steven. Silence your critics, man, just show us!

  46. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    About $250,000.00 worth of education.

  47. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    No doubt Randy is the right man for the job and in my opinion will win multiple titles at UM. Interesting read about Randy Phillips here. At the end Gunther Cunningham talks about how well coached RP was coming out of college.

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20100819/SPORTS0101/8190336/Leadership-just-part-of-the-game-for-Lions-rookie-Randy-Phillips

  48. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    If you or I don’t do what is expected and don’t pass yearly evaluations at our jobs, what happens to us?

    Welcome to Adulthood Mr. Wesley.

  49. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Cape Coral Cane,

    I also read where GreenBay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy stated that if Sam Shields had played corner for four years at the U he would have been a first rounder.

    Randy Phillips is also turning heads in Detroit, Jimmy Graham in New Orleans will more than likely make the team and has drawn very positive comments from the head coach.

    Maybe all the critics about the coaching staff at Miami don’t know what they are talking about or at least don’t have all the information they need to make that call.

    These kids being coached by Shannon and staff are making it in the NFL and the days of multiple Hurricanes taken in the draft are returning.

    This should give Lee Chambers some encouragement while he learns a new position. He has a shot!

  50. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Tim Walton, Phillips coach at Detroit. Its funny how all these coaches who didn’t know what they were doing show up coaching in the Pros or somewhere else. Nix being the exception I guess. I heard he was coaching Pop Warner somewhere.

  51. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Yea Randy the Packers really like Sam. When Shannon took over he was under the gun when hiring assistants with time and MONEY. With that being said he learns from his mistakes. Every coaching change he has made has been for the better. I can’t wait for him to get his due on a National level.

  52. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Whats really funny is all the bragging croc fans did about all their first round draft choices. Have not heard much about their players so far except tebow of course. Someone needs to tell him he’s not playing Vandy any longer when he decides to tuck it and run. Bruised ribs in the first game playing against free agents?

  53. huh? you are joking, or? 20 x 1,063? with only 20 of those actually blogging?
    i thought thats how many people line up for iPad, iBook or iPhone on the first selling date; not the # of EOTH lurkers.

    course i have a REALLY long leg from so many people pulling it; you wouldn’t be doing that too, or?

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    Dead serious autumn. Mike and I have been doing quite a bit to promote things to get to numbers like that in only 5 months!

    And those are individual users, not hits.

  54. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Yeah,Tebow getting it in the ribs from free agents and guys that won’t be around in two weeks. LOL

    I live in Jacksonville and you don’t really hear much about Gator draft choices. The only one I hear about is Nelson a DB from the Gators in his second or third year and he is in a battle to make the roster. A first rounder who regularly got beat by Reggie Wayne when they played Indy.

    They are not happy with him.

  55. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Reggie Nelson, of the Jacksonville Jaguars is who I was referring to.

  56. I just got an order for a stadium cake for the FL/GA game.

    Man, my gator girlfriends are GREAT customers.

    Cough * Where my ‘Canes at?! * Cough

  57. Hurricane Randy says:
    August 23, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Tim Walton, Phillips coach at Detroit. Its funny how all these coaches who didn’t know what they were doing show up coaching in the Pros or somewhere else. Nix being the exception I guess. I heard he was coaching Pop Warner somewhere.

    Pat Nix is the OC at Charleston Southern.

  58. ^^^Take that back. Not OC but WR coach, recruiting coordinator, and passing game coordinator.^^^

    http://www.csusports.com/article.asp?articleID=4418

  59. avatar
    CANEZILLA says:

    randy.Why u saying canezilla for?

  60. Good to see your article made it onto RS’s FB page. Nice job.

    autumn, she’s not fudging on numbers. The numbers are about as good as you could ask for after 5 1/2 months. Everything is going well on that front.

    We need more people to speak up, and I assume they will once the season starts.

  61. CANEZILLA, I can speak for Randy on this one.

    You answered a comment having to do with God in some context, you said, “don’t call me God, call me CANEZILLA”. It was a joke. From you, and now back to Randy. He was kidding, no offense was intended.

  62. Shields had another solid night playing cb this weekend, even considering it was late 3rd qtr and full 4th qtr against guys who will be bagging groceries in 2 weeks. Very solid night, except his 2nd kickoff return, which he did not even attempt to catch until it bounced in front of him…..twice…..Seahawks were all over it before he was. He did pick off a tipped ball and return 1 kickoff for 26 yards. Truly a very solid day if you can overlook the non-returned kickoff. Hard to overlook that, but I’m doing my best. Really though, at least he didn’t drop this one. He simply didn’t respond, clearly out of inexperience. I’m already catching flack about him being from Miami but at least he came in undrafted. It’s not as bad as when Franks came up here and did next to nothing after being like the 15th player taken in the draft!!!! Those were tough times to be a Miami fan living in WI!!!!!!!

  63. I guess I don’t understand what defines success when running one of these sites. On rare occasion, I have a comment or two, but only when I have something to add that maybe isn’t common knowledge among the regular contributors, like what Shields is doing up in GB. Call me a ‘lurker’ or whatever you like, but ultimately I don’t visit this site with the goal of commenting(there are hardly enough hours in the day to even read the comments that the regulars post, let along post something myself). I come here because I crave canes news, lots of people here have some good inside info (and/or wildly off base rumor and innuendo) that I can’t get elsewhere, and usually a civilized tone to the discussion. So, when I get a chance, I come here because those are things I can’t get just anywhere. Plenty of places I could look elsewhere, but I like it here. If you’ve got 1,000 likes, but 20x that are reading what you write? I think that’s very complimentary to what you’re doing here. I can’t imagine that could be viewed as a problem. If I were setting this thing up and had that many readers, I would be extremely proud, and not necessarily interested in getting all those lurkers to start talking. It would dilute some pretty solid content.

  64. So, when I get a chance, I come here because those are things I can’t get just anywhere. Plenty of places I could look elsewhere, but I like it here. If you’ve got 1,000 likes, but 20x that are reading what you write? I think that’s very complimentary to what you’re doing here. I can’t imagine that could be viewed as a problem. If I were setting this thing up and had that many readers, I would be extremely proud, and not necessarily interested in getting all those lurkers to start talking. It would dilute some pretty solid content.
    ——————-

    Great post. I agree 100%

  65. Some great old footage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkXf0Y2AZg4

    The look on the Pittsburgh coach’s face at the 7:12 mark is PRICELESS. There will be a lot of coaches with that look this year!

  66. Thanks WICane and UChamps. We appreciate the kind words.

  67. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH10) says:

    The Truth says:
    August 23, 2010 at 12:12 PM

    Yep.

  68. So maintenance just came by to look at a problem we have with some A/C vents, and while he was reporting parts they needed to the maintenance office over the phone, he told them our apartment number, and said,”you know, the Hurricanes Boys'”.

    haha!

  69. Lol, Mike!

    I’m known as “Hurricane Mary,” “Miami Mary,” “Miss Hurricane,” etc. depending on the circle! :-)

  70. WICane keep us posted on Sam Shields. I tried to watch the game but fell asleep both times… The kickoff return is inexcusable and really hurts him but hopefully he’ll show enough on D and coverage units to get a spot.
    I’d be shocked if he’s not on at least a practice squad and out of the league entirely this year.

  71. DZ8, he’ll make the 53-man roster. Watch

  72. Most people think Shields will at a minimum make the practice squad. We actually think though, that he will make the team and replace a cb named Jarrett Bush, who is AWFUL but has decent athleticism, always plays gunner on the punt squad and in total emergencies, can play at cb(it pains me to even think about Bush playing cb…I get nightmares). The guy must have an uncle acting as an exec on the team because there is no earthly reason he’s still in GB given the total asinine mistakes he makes every season. The way we see it, Shields is much faster than Bush, is developing his cb skills, is at least as good as Bush at gunner, and worst case scenario could make the identical number of mental errors that Bush does(because NOBODY could make more errors than Bush). So, there’s no good reason Shields can’t take his spot and even the guys who like to give me a hard time about going to the U, all want and fully expect Shields to take away Bush’s roster spot. Additionally, Bush has been here for years and has yet to get his act together. Shields has been praised since the moment he got here and is still learning how to play cb. Shields has speed, upside, and can easily replace Bush in the 1 job he has managed to hold down. Bush….well…..like I said, Bush must be related to someone or have dirt on the team president. As long as he quits dropping balls, Shields can easily lock down a spot. They love the 4.28 speed and desperately want him returning kicks even though he’s never tried it before.

  73. Did I just see on ESPNU Nick Waisome (CB) pick the crocs?

    Or is this old news?

  74. damn that was a while back lol

  75. he committed on 8/18 (last Wednesday).

    I had things to do that day. ;)

  76. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I thought Sam Shields did a good while he was at CB. Especially since he was basically thrown into it. I definitely think he makes the 53 man roster and at least plays on ST’s

  77. Haha, Mike. Indeed you did!

  78. The great thing I’ve seen in Shields since he got up here is, I search for him before the play starts, but I typically only see him late in the play when he’s coming out of nowhere to tackle someone that wasn’t his man. This is against 3rd and 4th stringers for now, but still, so far you don’t hear his name for the most part unless he’s involved in tackling somebody else’s man. He’s blown a couple coverages, but he only played college cb for 1 season. You gotta give the kid a break. He’s learning more advanced schemes, and still learning the cb position, and doing it at the NFL level. He’s going to get graded on potential to some extent. I think the saving grace is, despite the drops on kick returns, he has looked solid in coverage(or at least hasn’t been exposed) and looks to have a ton of undeveloped potential. If we put him on the practice squad, some team with no depth at cb will be glad to steal him from us and I think McCarthy really likes him. So, he can’t be cut outright, and he’ll get scooped up immediately if he goes to the practice squad. If McCarthy likes him, Shields has to be on the roster.

    Plus, he’s perfect for what we need. Bush has GOT TO GO and in waltzes Shields, special teams phenom, so he can replace Bush’s 1 cough cough skill, faster than Bush, and anyone would be smarter than Bush. He’s the PERFECT replacement for Bush.

  79. avatar
    BIG DADDY CANE says:

    Nice article JSQ….Shannon and Coker should not be in the same breathe especially what he left the program with.. C’ker (thanks Calvin) had a Bentley when he first started the head coaching position at MIAMI and turn it into a Yugo when he left. He used other coaches’ recruits to win games but when he started getting his own the wheels started to fall off…It is like saying Former Pres. Bush is an upgrade over Pres Obama( no matter what u think of him right now) forgetting that he was the knuckle head that got us into this mess. But how quickly people forget about what got us here though. U got to blame or attack the source not the problem…haven’t we heard this since we were kids or better yet not even born . It is like you wife going to the store and spending damn near all the money in the bank but when you go buy a pair of JORDANS all hell break loose…Wait a minute i brought a pair of sneakers while you brought the store but somehow i’m the blame that all the money is gone. Shannon would not have struggled so badly if he had the players he have now in the beginnig. But oh no some people are so Bias and unfair towards him it is sickening. Don’t worry though hate filled people will SOON get theirs.. They are going to be filled with so much envy and hate they are going to explode right in front of our eyes…lol Again Thanks Jsq on writing something for our coach that deserves recognition for his hard work. And believe me HARD WORK WILL PAY OFF THIS SEASON.

  80. Uchamps says:
    August 23, 2010 at 2:48 PM
    So, when I get a chance, I come here because those are things I can’t get just anywhere. Plenty of places I could look elsewhere, but I like it here. If you’ve got 1,000 likes, but 20x that are reading what you write? I think that’s very complimentary to what you’re doing here. I can’t imagine that could be viewed as a problem. If I were setting this thing up and had that many readers, I would be extremely proud, and not necessarily interested in getting all those lurkers to start talking. It would dilute some pretty solid content.
    ——————-

    Great post. I agree 100%

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    ditto

  81. BIG DADDY CANE says:
    August 23, 2010 at 4:00 PM
    . . . It is like saying Former Pres. Bush is an upgrade over Pres Obama( no matter what u think of him right now) forgetting that he was the knuckle head that got us into this mess
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    ditto #2

  82. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    I felt compelled to copy the entire article about R. Phillips so people can see just how mediocre the local coverage for the U is, esp. from veteran reporters like Susan Dumbo Miller.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    Leadership just part of the game for Lions rookie Randy Phillips
    Chris McCosky / The Detroit News
    Allen Park — What were they really going to find out about Randy Phillips at the East-West Shrine Game? That he’s a big, tough safety with just enough athleticism to maybe pique some team’s interest?
    Heck, the guy played nine games his senior season at the University of Miami last year with a torn labrum and a torn rotator cuff in the same shoulder and made 46 tackles (31 solo) with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
    What else was he going to show them in a college all-star game?
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    And what were they going to find out about him at the scouting combine? What were all those 40-yard dash times, vertical leap scores and bench press statistics going to say about him?
    There isn’t a single test or drill at that combine that could fully and accurately measure all that’s roiling around inside this wise-beyond-his-years 24-year-old Lions rookie from Belle Grade, Fla.
    And Phillips knew that, which is why he did what he did with a clear conscience and not a shred of doubt.
    The shoulder was torn up early in the season last fall and he was told he had two options — have surgery right then and miss his senior season, or play through the pain and have the surgery after the season.
    He was also told, though, that delaying the surgery until January could be a fatal blow to his draft chances since he likely wouldn’t be completely healthy for the East-West game or the combine.
    “I knew that if I had the surgery early I’d get drafted,” said Phillips, who has been one of the pleasant surprises thus far in the Lions camp. “But I wasn’t going to let my teammates down. I was going to be there for the team every step of the way because we were trying to win something big, the ACC championship, and we were in it all the way.
    “I had missed the previous year (with a knee injury) and I wasn’t about to miss another. I didn’t care about the combine or the East-West game or any of that. I just wanted to finish the season with my teammates and try to win as many games as I could for the university. As a leader, they counted on me.”
    Raising 19 siblings
    Was that strength of character going to show up on some psychological evaluation at the combine? Could they have gotten any true sense of his fierce determination and what’s fueling it?
    Would they have found out that he has 19 siblings and that he and his father raised them alone, without a mother?
    Can you measure the maturity that comes with having that kind of responsibility foisted on you at such an early age?
    “I’ve been a leader all my life,” he said. “With football, with my family, I mean 19 siblings and it was pretty much just me and my dad — just growing up the rough way, all the boys and all the girls just looking out for each other and I just tried to be the best, most positive role model I could be.”
    So use that as a foundation for what’s driving Randy Phillips and then, when you see how far he’s come and how fast he’s come since he showed up four days after training camp started, you won’t be surprised.
    He wasn’t drafted. He wasn’t at the Lions rookie mini-camp over the summer. He was called in to participate in the team’s three-day mini-camp, but he still wasn’t healthy. He still couldn’t show fully what he was capable of on the football field.
    But four days into camp, with starting free safety Louis Delmas out with a groin injury and veteran Marquand Manuel playing himself off the roster, Phillips got what he was praying for — a callback, an opportunity.
    He was in camp just one day when he was inserted in Delmas’ spot with the first-team defense. And he stayed there, and has played well, until now when Delmas is almost healthy enough to reclaim his spot.
    “It’s just my knowledge, the way I study and work hard and I have athletic ability to make plays,” Phillips said. “I just made plays. Other guys had their chance and evidently didn’t do their job good enough and the coaches just kept it rolling. With me being athletic and making plays, and him trusting me and knowing what I can do, I was just blessed. It’s a great opportunity.”
    ‘He’s a survivor’
    The “him” Phillips speaks of is Lions secondary coach Tim Walton, who recruited him to and coached him at Miami. It was Walton who saw first-hand what the combine could never reveal.
    “He’s a survivor, man,” Walton said. “He learned how to be a survivor and he learned to appreciate the few opportunities that came his way. He’s a great character person, a kid that had to grow up early.
    “He’s serious about what he does, he serious about the game and he’s serious about life, and he takes nothing for granted.”
    Walton and Phillips both made it clear that while Walton may have played a role in Phillips getting the callback, Walton has nothing to do with whether Phillips makes the team or not. That burden is on Phillips.
    “He’s been a quick study and he’s doing a good job,” Walton said. “He makes rookie mistakes but he tries to fix them and tries to keep making progress. And that’s all we can ask of any of our guys is that they get better every day and not create the same problems over and over.”
    Here’s an example of how Phillips handles a bad practice. On Sunday night he flew to Florida to be with his fiancee as she gave birth to their baby daughter. He was excused from practice and he flew back to Detroit late Monday night. As you might expect, Tuesday morning’s practice was a disaster. He got dehydrated, was sick on the field and wound up being taken back to the locker room.
    But he was back in the afternoon, picking off two passes in team drills.
    “No excuses,” he said. “I have to make plays every day.”
    No ordinary rookie
    Phillips is all business around training camp. He arrives early to study film or the playbook and stays late to go over the things, good or bad, that happen at practice. Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham knew the first day Phillips arrived that this wasn’t an ordinary scared rookie.
    “It’s funny, I asked him a couple of questions (about the defensive system) while he was stretching (before his first practice) and I almost fell over,” Cunningham said. “He knew the answers to every question and they weren’t easy questions. You knew right then that he was a smart kid and he’d been coached really well.”
    Said Phillips, “Whenever you get a chance to have a conversation with a coach and you let them inside your brain instead of them always teaching you, they figure out what type of player you are.”
    As well as Phillips has played thus far, Walton said nothing is etched in stone. Delmas, if healthy, is the starter; that’s not even up for debate. If Phillips is going to make the team, he not only has to stay ahead of the other safeties on the roster, but he has to play well enough so the coaches don’t feel compelled to bring in a veteran who may get cut off another team.
    “Everybody is fighting to make it and right now everybody has a shot,” Walton said. “He just has to keep working and let the chips fall where they may.”
    Knowing what you know about Randy Phillips, would you bet against him?

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detnews.com/article/20100819/SPORTS0101/8190336/Leadership-just-part-of-the-game-for-Lions-rookie-Randy-Phillips#ixzz0xSfEnVxo

  83. JSQ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Dead serious autumn. Mike and I have been doing quite a bit to promote things to get to numbers like that in only 5 months!
    And those are individual users, not hits.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    damn – i am seriously impressed

    . . . and i'm reminded how little i know about the numbers game

    well done you two!

  84. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    From Gorten on Barrow and LBs…sounds like Buchanon is forcing them to move C-Mac to the Mike, which is a very good thing. This LB position might be solid by mid-season.

    >>>>>>>

    As I noted in an earlier post, I get the sense McCarthy’s move has more to do with the emergence of Buchanan. The one point Barrow repeatedly made today when I talked to him was this: “We’re just trying to find the best three, whatever [combination] that may be.”

    He added, “That’s always been a Miami tradition. Even when I was here, I played outside and my sophomore year, to get the best three, I had to move to the middle and Jessie [Armstead] and Darrin [Smith] played outside. Here, the luxury of our system is that guys are always interchangeable.”

  85. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    BG, watching that Pitt 2001 game, it’s almost offensive that they ever had to kick FGs. Seriously. They executed like a machine, every play. Any FGs or punts were Chud’s shortcomings, in the 1st half at least. haha

    Love that last play where Taylor could’ve had a pick but he went for the hit. hahaha

    It’s very instructive to see the 2001 team as a standard for evaluating how much this team this year has improved. You can see the effects of just ONE year of Coker in the different between the 2001 and 2002 teams. Even towards the end of 2001 I think Coker’s depressing influence affected that team, esp. VT, BC and the 1st Q against Nebraska.

    The first half of the 2001 season those guys were executing like pirahna, It’s beautiful to watch in hindsight.

  86. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    WICane, great to hear about Shields.

  87. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    If Jeremy Davis is faster than P. Buchanon, damn, he’s going to be a terror once he adds the right muscle. I could see him playing both sides.

    Frank Gore pre-knee is the closest I’ve seen to Bo, the speed, the strength, the vision, the cuts, losing no speed but making cuts at full speed….magnificent.

  88. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Truth, did Coker really have ANY clue about what he had on his hands and what made it tick?? I honestly don’t think he did, literally like giving a Ferrari Enzo to a 16 year old.

  89. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    WICane says:
    August 23, 2010 at 4:54 PM
    Some things you couldn’t even make up:

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/23/naked-three-point-stance-helps-beaver-ol-get-the-boot/

    >>>>>>

    rofl…..

  90. Cav, you got mail! :-)

  91. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    JSQ, I’d love to. Just send me that original piece. I’ll need to update it with their new players, esp. the DL. I’m sure I’ll be able to catch the Marshall game somewhere.

  92. Didn’t know coach fired out Xavier at sixteen…..

    You know,
    I know some hard-headed dude, coincidently named Xavier as well, who almost did the same thing at sixteen…….

  93. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Hurri, what does fired out mean?

  94. I think Coach’s first child was his daughter. She is a veteran of the Iraq war.

  95. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Cav, of course he knew. He knows good players. He helped recruit some of this kids and specifically went after guys like Parrish and Hester.

    But Butch was the ultimate hardass. Coker was not. Imagine those kids that got there with Butch and his SOB self and suddenly grandpa was running the show.

    Coker was great to his players. I have nothing bad to say about him as a man. I was privy to a tremendous amount of info then and to put simply he was soft.

    You can’t be soft as a HC. He recruited kids that he liked and softened them up even more when they got there. I still remember watch Vegas Franklin crying – CRYING – his first day at practice. I saw it with my own two eyes.

    It’s not he tried to ruin things with his ways and demeanor. He thought he knew best. Coker didn’t want to fail the Canes… He just did.

    Everything was ok. Everything was fine. The kids didn’t fear him. Bottom line. It all starts from the top.

  96. avatar
    The Truth says:

    My posts keep getting eating. They must be tasty!

  97. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Truth, maybe I mean, did really understand what made that level of play possible? Talent alone won’t do that.

    I ask because it’s difficult to imagine watching that 2000-2001 team play then watch the decline every year thereafter, and listen to him blame the wind and say “we can be a good team”.

    What? haha It just doesn’t compute.

  98. Cav – sent! Thanks!

  99. Cap’n,

    You aren’t seriously asking that question, are you?

  100. Truth, I’m too mature to comment on you being tasty just like you were too mature earlier to comment on the post where I talked about playing with my cupcakes.

    We have really grown in the past 6 months, haven’t we? ;-)

  101. T i gotta admit that comment about the higher ups was a little upsetting.

    Another shytty year or two under blandy and i will flip the fuk out. He doesnt win atleast an acc champ in the next two years the heat will be too hot to ignore.

    That bleacher report was garbage and sounded like it was written by a douche who has no clue what has been going on with this program like 90% of the writers out there.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  102. On another note i need an all inclusive resort suggestion not in mexico.

    my puzzy azz friends are scared to go there.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  103. avatar
    The Truth says:

    No JSQ, I just didn’t see the part where you were playing with your cupcakes.

    I’m not that mature. I would have commented LOL

    Canez,

    You have no worries. Randy is getting it done. I’ll bet my cocknballs on it. And they’re pretty important to me. I love those guys down there, they’re very good to me…

  104. avatar
    The Truth says:

    The Majestic in Punta Cana

    Amazing pool and top shelf liquor. It’s extra for the top shelf, but at least they have it. Other places don’t even carry

  105. avatar
    The Truth says:

    And I was just in Cancun in June…WTF are they afraid of?? The drug lords own Cancun. There’s nothing negative going on there…

  106. T u da man. I think my boys stayed their and had a great time

    If ur gonna put the junk on the line that has to mean something lol

    The talent is here. The coaching and development is what worries me.
    of these kids is what worries me.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  107. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I can give you great hotel advice in a lot of places, but I’ve only done all-inclusive in a few spots in my life. The Majestic stood out because the resort was nice and the food was really good.

    They have dinner beach house where if you tip well enough you can have all the lobster and Churrasco you can handle…

    The beaches are amazing too. There is lots to do there…

  108. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Hurri’ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 6:23 PM
    Cap’n,

    You aren’t seriously asking that question, are you?

    >>>>>>

    Yeah, I’ve never heard it before.

  109. They r paranoid freaks.

    I think we mite just leave them home.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  110. Ya we r goin with a group so it has to be all inclusive. Im not dealin with cheap peeps on vaca.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  111. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Cav

    I think because he had a part in “the machine” he thought he knew what it took.

    Like in every management scenario some employees think they know how to make things better. When Coker won the title I’m sure Coker was galvanized in his beliefs.

    Clearly Kehoe and Sol didn’t think so, but it wasn’t their job to run the show.

  112. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    The Truth says:
    August 23, 2010 at 7:16 PM
    Cav

    I think because he had a part in “the machine” he thought he knew what it took.

    Like in every management scenario some employees think they know how to make things better. When Coker won the title I’m sure Coker was galvanized in his beliefs.

    Clearly Kehoe and Sol didn’t think so, but it wasn’t their job to run the show.

    >>>>>>

    Gotcha. Yes, the management analogy makes perfect sense.

  113. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I hear Canez…that’s a good plan.

    Went to cancun with a cheap f@cker and had to listen to how expensive everything was the whole time…until I told him to STFU about and started making him my own personal margaritas.

  114. Watching the ACC preview on ESPNU! Go Canes!

  115. One other thing. Is “The Truth” ever coming back. I sure do miss his inside information.

    Posted by: The Wizard | August 23, 2010 at 01:56 PM

    Not likely.

    I have to admit he was good for about 5 good, solid, insider tips a year.

    Of course he also was good for a few posts that would run away about 5 people each year because he was the ONLY one who knew anything and everybody else was an idiot and knew NOTHING about football or the team or anything else for that matter.

    But he mostly posted about food, and chicken soup, and cup cakes, and sometimes scotch. Man that dude loved to eat!

    Posted by: SOUP | August 23, 2010 at 02:27 PM

    The Truth is . . . Clint Hurt! He is now in Louisville

    Posted by: WindyCane1 | August 23, 2010 at 07:22 PM

  116. Cap’n,

    “Firing One Out” means to ej@cul@te.

    Sorry for the crudeness administration, but he really didn’t know.

  117. Wow, I had no idea what that meant either, Hurri -

  118. Are you guys just messin’ with me, or haven’t yall really ever heard of that expression?

  119. I have heard the expression before but I guess I had no idea what it meant!!! haha.

    I told you guys that you teach me something new everyday!

    On an unrelated note, does this mean there is not actually a party in Truth’s pants to which I’m invited?

  120. Speaking of learning new things – I finally taught myself Photoshop and we have a new header, above. :-D

  121. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Hey LOL

    Why don’t you tell Tom I said to suck it.

    I’d love to know who I ran off…considering HE lost some of the best people I’ve had the please to meet\blog with because he’s such a prick.

    In fact, he’s probably one of the few that felt like I knew everything because he’s so insecure about the fact that he actually knows nothing.

    But I digress…

    He’s a bozo. And a rude person. And someone that will never take responsibility for his actions.

    And tell Wizzard I’m not allowed to post. He’s made it so that I’m banned. So yeah, you could say it’s “not likely”

  122. avatar
    The Truth says:

    …and tell Wizard I’m WAY better looking than Clint. Thanks!!

    Tasty post…missing again…could be in someones wet bikini bottom???

  123. Truth, I just got a sudden craving for your chicken soup. Imagine that?!

  124. So, how ’bout them ‘Canes?!

  125. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Can you believe some people and their stupidity???

    It’s amazing how I blogged with that guy for YEARS…brought a hell of a lot more that “five solid” bits of info a year (I guess HE only believed 5 bits in that over inflated Charlie Brown Skull of his) not to mention the hours of laughs and fun he and tons of other bloggers shared.

    He is someone who is truly narrow minded. Doesn’t see the big picture.

    And thank god he is cuz we ended up here!!

  126. People are posting pictures of them and Kirk Herbstreit from the event tonight . . . That I skipped to work on the site.

    Yeah, I’m pouting.

  127. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Cupcakes on my lips would be so tasty right now!!

    Mmmmmmmmmm

  128. Howdy, ya’ll? what did I miss? LOL! ;)

    I held up that post JSQ because I wasn’t sure. Don’t want to start anything. Some people are better off left alone, ya dig?

  129. Everything happens for a reason, T!

    I wonder if I’m banned, too. Never tried to post again after the 1,001th insult that broke the blog writer’s back.

    Moving on. Don’t let miserable hateful people make you be the same way.

  130. Yeah, LOL was obviously trying to start something.

    Oh well. All those bad memories are behind us! Time to focus on the positive – 10 days until kickoff! Wooooooo hoooooo!

  131. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Mike, please…he’s an idiot. You’re not saying it – I am.

    People can run and tell him but I’d much rather say it to his face…and I’m probably going to do just that.

    Why?

    Cuz I’m the Boss LOL

  132. Classic Titanic moment right there, T!!!

    Check your email.

  133. avatar
    The Truth says:

    And I’m busy responding to this when I came on to tell you:

    Benjamin was awesome tonight

    The LBs looked more fluid than they have in YEARS…spence was everywhere.

    Ray ray was a beast.

    Jacory looked like crap

    Miller too until he busted one

    Cookie is the real deal. Futch is going to ride pine…

  134. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Damn!!!!

    Manny beat me to it!!!

    F@cker!! LOL

  135. Canez Mexico is fine. I represent AMResorts and can tell you we have no issues.

    That being said, if you want the DR I have several clients there (all are in Punta Cana or Cap Cana):

    Secrets Sanctuary – Best access for top golf (Punta Espada) and sport fishing – Located in Cap Cana. This is my top choice. Has some baller suites and food is good. Place is only a year or so old too, so its all brand new. Also just atarted a 2 for 1 deal – http://www.secretsresorts.com/special-offers.asp

    Dreams Palm Beach or Punta Cana – If your friends truly are being cheap asses tis is our lower cost product and is still better than most

    Zoetry Agua Punta Cana – real small and mellow but if that’s what you want your set. much more of an authentic resort (while luxe) than any other all inclusive youll find.

  136. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Ok JSQ…I hear you and I’m checking now

  137. JSQ,

    Ask me what “Hold My Pocket” means……..

  138. avatar
    JerseyCanes says:

    “Cookie is the real deal”

    Well thank God!!! I was getting worried about the LBs if KR was starting. Not to bash the kid but, SS, CR, and RB are our best options on the field.

    JC

  139. Hey Truth,

    So did Jacory look like crap crap crap? Or just crap? Lol

    No need to worry right? The defense was just out of control and our whole offense was shut down… Well Damien Berry seemed his steady self but this is just guessing from the stats that he was 11 for 57…

    Appreciate the information!!

  140. I know, Truth. Trying to keep the peace.

  141. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    You’re right, Mary… everything happens for a reason. EOTH is awesome. :)

    Scrimmage Highlights from hurricanesports.com

    – Lamar Miller got things going with an 83-yard touchdown run up the middle early in the scrimmage.

    – Later, Travis Benjamin caught a pair of touchdown passes from Jacory Harris and Alonzo Highsmith .

    – Kendal Thompkins broke out for gains of 32 and 26.

    – Billy Sanders had one of the highlights of the day, catching a pass up the middle from Stephen Morris for a 28-yard TD.

    – Andrew Smith had two of the defense’s four sacks, while Micanor Regis and Marcus Forston each had one.

    – Ray-Ray Armstong had a solid scrimmage, tallying a number of big hits including one that forced a fumble.

    Anyone going to Canes Carnavale on Saturday?

  142. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    Dang, you all beat me to it! :/

  143. avatar
    JerseyCanes says:

    Truth,

    My question to you is the OL? (hahaha) Obiviously with the depth and minus Pipho – we’re a better looking group BUT how does this group look at THIS stage of camp compare to last year?

    JC

  144. And in terms of my clients don’t take my word as this is what TripAdvisor says (they have real pictures of the place which perhaps is the best feature)

    Zoetry Agua 5 out of 99
    Dreams Palm Beach – 16 out of 99
    Dreams Punta Cana – 20 of 99
    Secrets Sanctary – 25 out of 99

    Having visited all the properties I just preferred Sanctuary despite the rankings, plus its adults only so no kiddies.

    Also for its worth, your going to get better service in Mexico vs. the DR. Mexico is just more developed and advanced when its comes to taking care of customers

  145. avatar
    The Truth says:

    LOL Doc

    It rained a little…and if Miami has a game immune rain, unless the D pulls a shutout, it’s going to be an L. I’m just sayin

    But the D really dominated. It was really live out there though. They went at it pretty good.

    The D looked really good…Regis was unblockable.

  146. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Hurri’ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 8:27 PM
    Cap’n,

    “Firing One Out” means to ej@cul@te.

    Sorry for the crudeness administration, but he really didn’t know.

    >>>>>>

    Hahaha, yeah we don’t use gun analogies for as much where I’m from. lol I’ll have to remember that one.

    See I wasn’t sure who the “he” was in your sentence. I wasn’t sure if you were talking about Shannon doing something Xavier when “Xavier” was 16, or if you were talking about when Shannon was 16. haha

  147. Mary I think I have a poster waiting in the blog monster, as I was giving Canez some more info

  148. Don’t worry, Mike, I am in the process of distracting Truth before he goes postal on DOMB ;-)

  149. What does “hold my pocket” mean?

  150. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Whoa whoa whoa

    I’m only good for 5 total bits of solid info. I might he AT&T quota…let me check.

  151. Thanks, KL! Looking forward to seeing you next week! :-)

  152. Oh, KL, Patrick and I are going to be there on Saturday!

  153. Mary forget about it the blob monster returned my post

  154. No rain!!!!

    Ahhhh PTSD from VA Tech still here!!!

    [chugs orange and green kool-aid]

    mmmmmmmmm

    Hey, we can to play in rain, Truth! Shut your trap, you already exhausted your 5 points of info!

  155. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I KNEW it was trick!!!

    Ah HA!!!

  156. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Truth, it sounds like we’ve found some LBs and maybe some DTs too. And if Jsilk had a bad game because of the defense, good, he’ll refocus.

    And Mr. Miller is going to break a lot of hearts this year it seems. Hmmmm

  157. Noooooo, Truth. Seriously. Send it to me. Come on. You know you want to. Everybody’s doing it. It’s WRSWD.

    Okay I take back the last part.

  158. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Mike James…6 carries…4 yards…..someone’s stuffing the middle.

  159. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Maaaaaan (Truth kicking the dust around)…

  160. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Gotta love ads popping up on the U’s official site….Mercedes-Benz as the lead sponsor….hmmmm

  161. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Yeah…right…you first…

  162. Truth, everyone knows chicken soup is served BEFORE dessert.

    Duh.

    You first.

  163. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Yeah…but today’s opposite day. So, you first!

  164. avatar
    The Truth says:

    FINE!!!

  165. Well my dear Mary,

    Holding one’s pocket is popular prison terminology, describing the actions of one inmate to properly identify another inmate as their “property.”
    When an inmate lays claim to another inmate, the one who has been b!tched will walk along side of the other, literally holding his pocket, like a small child holding their mother’s hand.

    It is also referred to as “Getting On the Hip.”

  166. Prison terminology? Wow, Hurri, I didn’t know you played for UF!

  167. Wasn’t tryin to offend truth…I read on both sites but I thot it was funny that sum1 thot u were hurtt… Lol

  168. One of these days Jello, one of these days…….

    BANG! ZOOM!

    TO DA MOON!!

  169. Captain Optimist says:
    August 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM
    Mike James…6 carries…4 yards…..someone’s stuffing the middle.
    >>>>>

    Exactly Cap…

    Mike James, Storm Johnson, and Lamar Miller… Aside from that one big run, Miller had 8 carries for TWO yards… Man, thats crazy… Somebody is playing defense!!

    Thats what I like about Damien… I dont know if he had a long run but 11 carries for 57 yards is good, especially if it was all hard yards, 5 and 6 yards gained…

    WEEEEEE REEEEAAADDDDDDYYYYY!!! Lol

  170. avatar
    The Truth says:

    That was actually VERY funny

    Hurri…talking prison…JSQ dropping the UF reference! Love it!!

  171. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Did anyone call him out LOL??

    Well…we wouldn’t know…he’d just delete it…

  172. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Hurri’ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 10:07 PM
    Well my dear Mary,

    Holding one’s pocket is popular prison terminology, describing the actions of one inmate to properly identify another inmate as their “property.”
    When an inmate lays claim to another inmate, the one who has been b!tched will walk along side of the other, literally holding his pocket, like a small child holding their mother’s hand.

    It is also referred to as “Getting On the Hip.”

    >>>>>>

    This shyt is so friggin ridiculous. Boys go to prison because they have no clue about being a man then want to assert their “dominance” over other boys to try to pretend that they’re being a man.

    Just disgusting……. (no need to reply. I just had to comment on that.)

  173. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Doc Ibis says:
    August 23, 2010 at 10:28 PM
    Captain Optimist says:
    August 23, 2010 at 9:53 PM
    Mike James…6 carries…4 yards…..someone’s stuffing the middle.
    >>>>>

    Exactly Cap…

    Mike James, Storm Johnson, and Lamar Miller… Aside from that one big run, Miller had 8 carries for TWO yards… Man, thats crazy… Somebody is playing defense!!

    Thats what I like about Damien… I dont know if he had a long run but 11 carries for 57 yards is good, especially if it was all hard yards, 5 and 6 yards gained…

    WEEEEEE REEEEAAADDDDDDYYYYY!!! Lol

    >>>>>>

    Yeah, D. Berry got the real yards. Hmmm I wonder if his blocking has caught up???? Truth, any insight?

    Overall, though, it sounds like we are indeed ready.

  174. Okay, Truth has been incapacitated. Blog threat neutralized.

  175. Honestly since u stopped posting he has never disrespected u on blog…tho sum regs still post on both places which is kool…it still ain’t tha same…btw truth which true “Freshmans” do u see contributing this year?

  176. Whats your guys thoughts on Darion Hall? I know he was gonna redshirt this year but it just worries me that I haven’t heard anything on him this fall. I know he’s been in the rotation for returning kicks but thats it.

  177. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Now that I am sure to have the sweetest of dreams – of stretched out U’s and perfect cupcakes – I am calling it a night.

    Peace to Lamespace…

    Go Canes!

  178. Truth, any more name calling out of you and I am going to have to do it again. I thought you were distracted!

    Grrrrrr!!!!

  179. Good post on this blog and the last one too. shannon is the right man for this job now and 30 years from now if we can just make it past 2012! We do have the ibis going for us though. Also, about 2 days scrimmage, pretty much conssitent with what’s been going on all camp. The defense shuts the offense down and than bam, somebody on offense makes a big play, which basically just means, unless you/the other team has a player with as much talent as lamar miller/storm johnson they pretty much getting shutdown all game, will be good to see us go against ryan williams from v-tech, that’s a real runningback right their. I like going up against guys like that.

    As far as jacory looking like doo-doo, the main thing to me thoug his, he didn’t force any interceptions, this is also a good sign that our secondary is doing better as well because we all know jacory will put points on the board, at the same time though, this was probably the most action jacory has reall had since last year, he’ll be alright,as long as the jacory from the fsu game shows up we straight. i still think if jacory was on that 2001 team, it would’ve been a whole lot easier. Also, we put jacory on that 2002 team, we win by at least 17 points. At least when jacory throws a ball and it’s intercepted i don’t recall seeign one where i sid, WhoTF was he throwing that too, at least it’s normally one of our guys in the vacinity. dorsey in that osu game, he threw some picks in that one where you like, come on dawg, you nervous or something, And than those crossign routes where andre johnson had osu beat, dorsey throwing stuff in the dirt. So i’m still sticking by what i said and felt last year, i’d take jacory over any qb, college or pro.

    Defensively, with ramon out their, that elevates our team speed on defense, not to many guys getting outside on him if at all, his closing speed is ridiculous. he just has to not over run the play. I can see c-mac holding down the middle, he’s built for that anyway, he’ll just have to cover the guys coming out of the backfield mostly and ramon will do a better job baiting qb’s to throw out routes to the tight-ends and he’s gone, if we can get ramon to be a poor mans darrin smith, i’ll take that.

    I like the fact that it wasn’t easy for jacory, and shannon luv that to. The other day when highsmith was 0 for 6, i couldn’t do nothing but laugh, cause it meant our defense wasn’t playing and it’s either going to elevate his game or stephen morris got next.

    One thing that players when they look at film will see, especially those who think they are to good to play on special teams when they come in, once they start going thru old footage, they’ll see, shannon played a whole lot of special teams as a junior and senior. Than they start seeing alot of current nfl CANES who played it late in their college football days as well, so nobody is exempt from special teams, although i’m waiting for the day one of our qb’s line-up on special teams to make a tackle, lol. Imagine jacory out their lined up on special teams kick-off and than be the one to make the tackle, i’m thinking that’s how we should start the game off against osu.

  180. ronny, not hearing darion hall is so called tearing it up in practice, that’s good news man. i got tired of hearing every year a freshman coming in and killing people, from here on out, if a freshman is killing people in practice, you’ll know he’s actually that good, like storm johnson, he’ll be a force while he’s here.

    aldarius johnson just increased is ypc average with that 25 yarder today.

    I want laron byrd back out their though, that guy whether he’s better than aldarius or not, he forces all the other receivers to work that much harder tat’s the main thing i like about him being out their.

  181. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    One thing that players when they look at film will see, especially those who think they are to good to play on special teams when they come in, once they start going thru old footage, they’ll see, shannon played a whole lot of special teams as a junior and senior. Than they start seeing alot of current nfl CANES who played it late in their college football days as well, so nobody is exempt from special teams, although i’m waiting for the day one of our qb’s line-up on special teams to make a tackle, lol. Imagine jacory out their lined up on special teams kick-off and than be the one to make the tackle, i’m thinking that’s how we should start the game off against osu.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    LOL….

    I think Buchanon’s going to be right there with some of our great OLBs. He has the tools it just took him a minute to learn the new position and get his body up to speed. 2011 look out. Buchanon, Futch, Spence and all those frosh will be soph’s. Kind of sucks for Futch though because he basically lost a whole year when he was about to break out, and we can’t afford to RS him this year. He is a junior, right?

    I’m with you about Jacory having a bad scrimmage. It’s good for him but did you notice Shannon said he mixed up the 1s and 2s, so we’re getting that depth back, piece by piece. The true frosh are coming in and making waves…..ON SPECIAL TEAMS…haha That’s the way it’s supposed to look.

    Speaking of future greats making their mark on STs 1st….here’s the 2001 Pitt game which showed a frosh ST #26 blowing up Pitt’s PR then the last play of the vid, going for the hit instead of making the pick.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkXf0Y2AZg4

  182. JSQ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 9:21 PM
    People are posting pictures of them and Kirk Herbstreit
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    what a great name – "Herbstreit" = "herbst streit" = "autumn battle"

    bring on the autumn battles

  183. JSQ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 10:10 PM
    Prison terminology? Wow, Hurri, I didn’t know you played for UF!
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    lol!

  184. wow – ron paul doing a better job than obama discussing the mosque at ground zero

    Angry Ron Paul Defends Ground Zero Mosque
    Monday, 23 Aug 2010 03:30 PM

    In an apparent break with his son, Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul, Rep. Ron Paul unleashed a lengthy and at times angry statement on his website Friday that supports the rights of Muslims to build what’s become known as the “Ground Zero Mosque.”

    The statement, posted on RonPaul.com, in its entirety:

    “Is the controversy over building a mosque near ground zero a grand distraction or a grand opportunity? Or is it, once again, grandiose demagoguery?

    It has been said, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Are we not overly preoccupied with this controversy, now being used in various ways by grandstanding politicians? It looks to me like the politicians are “fiddling while the economy burns.”

    The debate should have provided the conservative defenders of property rights with a perfect example of how the right to own property also protects the 1st Amendment rights of assembly and religion by supporting the building of the mosque.

    Instead, we hear lip service given to the property rights position while demanding that the need to be “sensitive” requires an all-out assault on the building of a mosque, several blocks from “ground zero.”

    Just think of what might (not) have happened if the whole issue had been ignored and the national debate stuck with war, peace, and prosperity. There certainly would have been a lot less emotionalism on both sides. The fact that so much attention has been given the mosque debate, raises the question of just why and driven by whom?

    In my opinion it has come from the neo-conservatives who demand continual war in the Middle East and Central Asia and are compelled to constantly justify it.”

    this is about a third of his well-thought-out statement; very worth reading.

    reminds me the other day of truth talking about congress dealing with the Clemens issue

    now back to sports . . .

  185. man cav, you must have had a long word with susan miller degnan . . . she just put out a very good article on chase ford:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/24/1788962_p2/miami-hurricanes-ford-draws-comparisons.html

  186. BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
    sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com

    The Hurricanes are off Tuesday, resting after Monday night’s closed scrimmage at Greentree Field and preparing for their first day of classes Wednesday.

    UM sent out various tweets during the scrimmage. Some of them:

    • “Lamar Miller breaks off an 83 yard TD run early in Monday’s scrimmage.”

    • “ESPN analyst Todd Blackledge is at Miami scrimmage doing research on the Ohio State game. He will be in booth with Brad Nessler Sept 11.”

    • “After 15 minute lightning delay, the scrimmage is back underway at Greentree Field.”

    • “[Sean] Spence and [Colin] McCarthy are racking up tackles in today’s Miami scrimmage.”

    • “[Kendal] Thompkins just used his shiftiness to pick up 26 yards on a reverse.”

    • “Let the defensive celebration begin as the #1 defense stuffs a fourth-and-short against #1 offense. RAY RAY Armstrong delivers the hit.”

    • “The run game up the middle has been routinely stuffed by the defense.”

    • “Spence and McCarthy are racking up tackles in today’s Miami scrimmage.”

    • “Scrimmage done. Coach [Randy] Shannon praises both sides of the ball for making big plays. . . .”

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/24/1788820/miami-hurricanes-tweeting-away.html#ixzz0xVfjtF6U

  187. hmmmmm . . . i didn’t know this; stewart mandel giving the Canes a thumbs-up:

    “With the 2010 season rapidly approaching, I’ve received numerous questions lately from e-mailers, talk-radio hosts, bloggers, etc., about who my “dark horse” team is this year. Presuming this to mean “a team aside from usual suspects Alabama/Ohio State/Florida/Texas that could rise up and win the national title,” I’ve been going with Miami. Jason McIntyre of TheBigLead.com took exception to this. On Twitter, he wrote of my choice: “Top 20 end of last year, top 15 preseason = dark horse?”

    Well, yes — going by recent BCS history, No. 13 Miami is as close to a “dark horse” as you’ll find. It’s been seven years since a team that low rose up and won the title (No. 14 LSU in 2003), and only one team with a lower ranking (No. 19 Oklahoma in 2000) has ever pulled it off. The average preseason ranking of the past six BCS champions: 3.8. Even with the circumstances ripe for a more parity-fueled season, it’s still highly unlikely that a team ranked much lower than Miami will emerge as national champion.”

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/stewart_mandel/08/23/2010-sleepers/index.html#ixzz0xVhlDpn0

  188. allcanes blog giving SS-blogger, Gorten some love:

    MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2010
    “Sun-Sentinel finally delivers on UM coverage” http://blog.allcanes.com/

  189. huh? i thought gorten is away for a week and shandel would be doing the (cough, cough, sputter) “coverage” of the canes . . . but somehow he managed to get out a post regarding the scrimmage from yesterday:

    “Benjamin, Miller make big plays in scrimmage”

  190. some interesting stuff from daniel kirsner . . . i include 2 of his paragraphs
    (and can someone tell me who jadevon clowney is? wide receiver?)

    – On the recruiting front, UM commit Teddy Bridgewater has been helping us out with recruiting! Bridgewater met Jadevon Clowney (#1 in the nation by ESPN) at a 7on7 tournament, and ever since that moment UM has been on Clowney’s radar. Now Clowney has said that he has us penciled in for an official visit. Bravo to Mr. Bridgewater! We can’t expect Clowney to end up here yet, but it’s always great to have a shot at an elite player.

    – Just in case you weren’t sure that our football team puts academics first, here’s a bit from Tommy Streeter.
    “Just got my schedule and me and my cousin @jacoryharris12 are almost in every class. Were competing to see who gets the best grades”
    Then a little bit later
    “I’m going to win”

    http://blogs.themiamihurricane.com/index.php/2010/08/23/10-days?blog=24

  191. jsq, mike – one of my blogs has gotten lost; long time gone.
    i know you two are good at retrieval. thanks

  192. it resurfaced. thanks

  193. good morning?

  194. Autumn – So proud of Ron Paul, he really has done the right thing!

  195. Wow I went to bed early last night and I missed all the action!

    Everyone picked Miami to win the ACC on the ACC preview show, oh lawd! GO CANES!

  196. 9 more days bytchez!

    I don’t think I can take much more of this waiting shizz.

    Good to hear Cookie holdin it down. He is very athletic and will grow into the OLB spot.

    Regis!! Regis!!!

    If these DT’s can start to dominate this D will be tuff to deal with.

    Blandy must’ve let the dogs loose on D for this scrimmage. good man!

    Fast Forward>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  197. Canez1, if you start saying “Blandy” at Ohio State, I’m throwing down!

    GRRRRRRR!!!!

  198. Game Day Cakes just got invited to be a part of Palm Beach’s Historical Society Event on Antique Row in March!!!!

    I will never complain about driving to a Junior League meeting again – my Junior League sisters are the BEST!!!! :-)

  199. JSQ.

    Bring it BIATCH!!! LMAO!

    Hey should I buy a tent for OSU?? Just trying to figure out what we have and what we need.

    Let me know what you think love.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  200. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    canechic says:
    August 24, 2010 at 8:59 AM

    I watched that last night too. ESPN is giving the Canes some serious love……

  201. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Jimmy Graham getting some love on ESPN!.. u gotta check it out

  202. Canez1, you are crusin’ for a bruisin’!!!!!

    I will withhold jello shots for Randy Shannon insults! Don’t make me do it!!!

    Yeah, I would bring a tent, a big folding table (about $50 from Home Depot), folding chairs, a BBQ and a BIG freaking cooler. I will have my tent and coolers full of jello shots and cupcakes. Between all of us bringing stuff, it should be like a normal tailgate.

    I wish you could come down for FSWho, though! That is going to be EPIC this year!!! Have they broken up yet?!?!

    If not, just promise me you will come to Trailernasty next year for the CHOKE AT DOAK!!!!

    GRRRRRRR!!!

    NINE DAYS!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    WE BALLIN’ BOY!!!

    GO ‘CANES!!!

  203. 9 days…and I took a half day on Thursday and took off on Friday.

  204. LOL Roger that! I take it all back ;)

    I have two big tables, a small grill, a bunch of folding chairs and mad coolers. They are all making the trip. We should be set. Just need to cop a spot now.

    The wedding is still on :(…..for now lol.

    We will definitely make it down next year. I have always wanted to see a game there and we both should be real good.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  205. We will get a spot! Canez1, just remember – wheels up at 5:30am from my hotel!

    Frankly, I think Patrick and I would sleep outside the gate to save a place in line if we had to! We don’t F around!!!!

    Tailgating in Trailerhassee is so much fun. Last Labor Day was one of the top 5 days of my life.

    That might sound pathetic, but it seriously was. :-D

  206. DAT, that’s good thinking. Especially since you have over 5,000 jello shots owed to you. That wouldn’t make for a pleasant work day on Friday!

  207. lol no work for me day after Canes games

  208. I took off Friday after GA Tech last year and then woke up at 8am and couldn’t get back to sleep . . . and we didn’t bring the RV back to my house until 2am. It was a wasted day off for me.

    I SHOULD HAVE taken the day off after VA Tech in 2008. That was Biblical.

    But I’m thinking I won’t have to sedate my nerves as much with FAMU, so I should pull it together and go to work.

  209. canechic says:
    August 24, 2010 at 8:51 AM
    Autumn – So proud of Ron Paul, he really has done the right thing!
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    yeah – Paul definitely impressed me with his firm, against-the-tide, stand.

    Another interesting, sort of poetic take on this issue comes from the Nancy Gibbs essay, "Sacred Spaces", in the Time magazine issue August 30, 2010.
    But she doesn't come down on either side of the issue . . . stays aloft.

  210. This is probably the funniest article I have seen in a while. It’s like talking to my boys when they are drunk at a tailgate. I f’ing love it!

    http://deadspin.com/5620076/

  211. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Tallahasse must have been epic because I STILL hear about the people my friend met to this day…

  212. JSQ..I took the following days off after those games also. Worst feeling in the world is being hungover @ the work place….f@ck that

  213. Lol, Truth. What can I say, I make friends at away games!

    Wait, is he talking about me or one of my girls?!

  214. No joke, DAT. This year the day after the pro bowl I actually tried to pull a George Costanza. I have joked about it before but I actually tried it. I lasted about 3 seconds and gave up. My floor is really hard. Thin carpet. Not at all comfortable.

  215. Been debating Big 10 and tOSU fans all this morning. Here is what I think about 9/11…

    Most people ONLY remember us for what transpired vs Wisconsin, and for as bad as we played vs Wisc, they ONLY won by 6 and we had a chance to win after playing perhaps the worst game (arguably VTech and Wake were bad too) of the season. We have what it takes to beat Ohio State. They did have a good bowl showing. Good for them. But honestly us losing vs Wisc the way we did might have been the best thing for us. It focused the team and they worked even harder this off season. They also are going to have a chip on their shoulder vs Ohio State. The game is really easy to call. I’m not convinced TP2 is a pocket passer. He’s still best when the play breaks down and he makes things happen. BUT we have the athletes that CAN run with him. Their running game is also NOT as potent as Wisc and though their OL is big, its not as physical as Wisc’s in the run game. Posey is a very good WR, but I think Brandon Harris locks him up for the most part. This game will simply come down to our OL vs their front 7. If we win that battle, and we are capable, as tOSU front 7 is NOT as good at Oklahoma’s from last season, then we will win. Our offense CAN score on anyone. Our skill players are MUCH better than theirs, BUT it doesn’t matter if J12 doesn’t have time or if the RBs don’t have lanes to run in. It will be a BIG game and one where we are in the national spotlight. But if we can play them like we played the 2nd half of the OU game last year, then we will leave the ‘Shoe with a win.

    Its that simple.

  216. Miamimike.

    Jadaveon Clowney is the #1 rated recruit in the country (Rivals, ESPN, Scout consensus). He’s a DE out of South Carolina.

  217. Canez1.

    You been listening that clown Bandwagon1 too much. Blandy…really???

    C’mon Son, No Disrespectin Coach Son…Get the f’k outta here with that shizz son!

  218. Why is coach called “onion”?

  219. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Uchamps,

    I don’t know why RS is called Onion but maybe…. it is because he made people cry when he hit them on the football field? What do ya think? Tell us JSQ.

    Bg. I have been on OSU blogs and they all are comparing OSU’s bowl game performance to ours against Whisky. I have been trying to tell them and not getting anywhere with it, that this is not the same team.

  220. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    JSQ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 10:41

    That was hilarious. I almost pissed myself when I read # 19

  221. Hurricane Randy.

    The over confidence is REALLY good for us. HOPEFULLY tOSU’s team is as over confident too, they’ll get a BIG surprise when we come in. HUGE game and a BIG opportunity for us.

  222. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    BG, this is not the same Ohio State team either, one blogger even stated that the U is a very average team, and that their skill players are so far rated above ours that they wouldn’t be surprised if OSU scored in the forties or fifties against us. GET REAL OSU fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  223. They’ll be that much more hurt when those AVERAGE players tap that A$$!

  224. I thought he was called the Onion because he has the type of personality you have to peel back one layer at a time.

    It makes sense from my experience with him. At first he was just like “hi, go ‘Canes.” Now that he has seen me at a million events, has an actual conversation with me, laughs, jokes, is fun to be around.

    But the name might be for another reason.

  225. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    By the way, watched the Titans against the Cardinals last night and Matt Leinart didn’t look very good and actually looked bored and like he didn’t want to be there.

  226. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    I’ve always been told that you play in the actual game the way you practice, if that’s true than, Leinart is going to suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  227. bg1906 says:
    August 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    Been debating Big 10 and tOSU fans all this morning. Here is what I think about 9/11…
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    this was a good post.
    and thanks for the info regarding Jadaveon Clowney.

  228. JSQ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    This is probably the funniest article I have seen in a while. It’s like talking to my boys when they are drunk at a tailgate. I f’ing love it!
    http://deadspin.com/5620076/
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    you got that right – VERY funny.

    i think i'd go with boise state, virginia tech & north carolina as the top 3 LOL's regarding what he wrote.

    thanks for that connection.

  229. BG LMFAO!! Who is bandwagon1???

    I saw someone say Blandy somewhere and I fell off my chair. I love it. No disrespect to my buddy Hurricane Randy!!

    I know it digs at JSQ so I had to whip it out. We might be scrappin in a few weeks! LOL She better pack a helmet!

    It does fit him perfect though I must admit. Cmon son.

    I thought the onion was for his onion shaped head?? I could be wrong.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  230. Hurri’ says:
    August 23, 2010 at 9:28 PM
    Mar’ Millz makin’ cats hold his pocket,

    AS USUAL.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    by the way hurri, i never understood this message even after you explained "hold his pocket" . . . who is "mar' milz".

  231. I’m doing a 2 mill dollar loan for a dude that makes 1.2mill a YEAR in bonus!!

    I’m in the wrong biz!!

    Oh B TW T and Shwarm thanks for the travel advice. I can always depend on my boys when it comes to the good stuff. Really appreciate it!

    BG and Este you in for Pitt? Cmon son get it done. Going to be a great time!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  232. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    I thought “onion” was a childhood nickname because of the shape of his head too, but I can’t find where I read it… I’ll keep looking.

  233. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I’m never one to believe in old wives tales but I got soaked yesterday and now I’m getting sick!! I felt fine yesterday…

    I HATE GETTING SICK!!!!

  234. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    Sounds like you need some chicken soup…

  235. Canez1 says:
    August 24, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    BG LMFAO!! Who is bandwagon1???

    I saw someone say Blandy somewhere and I fell off my chair. I love it. No disrespect to my buddy Hurricane Randy!!

    I know it digs at JSQ so I had to whip it out. We might be scrappin in a few weeks! LOL She better pack a helmet!

    It does fit him perfect though I must admit. Cmon son.

    I thought the onion was for his onion shaped head?? I could be wrong.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    He’s a guy on ITU msg boards.

  236. autumn says:
    August 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    bg1906 says:
    August 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    Been debating Big 10 and tOSU fans all this morning. Here is what I think about 9/11…
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    this was a good post.
    and thanks for the info regarding Jadaveon Clowney.

    Thanks autumn

  237. BG roger that.

    I know we have the access to that site but I never go there for some reason. Not sure why.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  238. Canez1,

    Just for the record – I can take you. I’m scrappy. No helmet needed! I’ll come out swinging if I hear that Blandy talk! :-D

    GRRRRRR!!!!

  239. Sorry you aren’t feeling well, Truth. Need a cupcake?

  240. Bowden tells AP he was pushed out by Florida State

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Bobby Bowden tells The Associated Press he was “pushed out” after 34 years as Florida State coach and that his relationship with former university president T.K. Wetherell is likely beyond repair.

    Bowden coached for 34 years at Florida State and says he had always had a good relationship with Wetherell.

    But Bowden also said in an interview with the AP on Tuesday that Wetherell offered him the option of returning for one more season as “ambassador coach,” giving control of the program to successor Jimbo Fisher.

    Bowden declined and instead retired.

    Bowden says now he doesn’t want Florida State to “spread the story that I voluntarily, happily resigned.”

    He said of Wetherell: “I doubt I’ll have a relationship with T.K. anymore.”
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    my opinion: it was time for the dude to read the writing on the wall and retire . . . he wasn't really bringing it anymore . . . i think he forced them to force him out.

  241. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I love that the balloon head still deletes posts.

    And yes JSQ…why don’t you come pop one in my mouth…

  242. chirp

  243. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Autumn

    Just read the same article. If Bowden says thats the way it happened then I believe him. FSU should be ashamed of themselves. What shabby treatment for the man that put their sorry asses on the football map. Damn girls school. What has happened to respect for a job well done! I hope Miami won’t treat Randy Shannon that way after 34 years on the job and all those wins that are coming.

    You know, Paterno had a few down years and now has produced two straight 11 win seasons. Bobby could have done that, of course his one loss would be to the U. but seriously that is no way to treat the man. Can’t disagree with you more Autumn.

    Who built that reputation, it sure wasn’t Fisher, or Peterson, or Wetherell.

    A program I have no respect for anymore, especially after going to a game there last year. What a bunch of biggots, racists and true rednecks not to mention perverts.

  244. Yeah, Randy, we don’t have any perverts here!

  245. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    JSQ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    Ziiiiiiiiiiiiing

  246. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    While no team is without it’s share of nasty minded fans toward their opponents, FSU is the worst I have experienced on the road. I couldn’t believe my ears when in Miami last week I heard a radio guy on WQAM say that FSU fans were the classiest fans in the state. Unbelievable and totally unture!

    Yes, even Florida fans are better, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Va. Tech… just to name a few that rank way above the Noles in that category.

  247. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Last year walking back to the car after the FSU- Miami game Noles fans were throwing bottles, beer cans, yelling racial slurs toward, Cubans and Hispanics, calling us trash and telling us to get out of their city.

    One Noles fan, standing in his yard with his pants down, telling us to, ” Seminole this.” Perverted!

    Yeah, classy alright.

  248. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    JSQ,

    You shouldn’t talk about……. people that way!

  249. hahahahahaha

    couldn’t help myself! :-)

  250. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    JSQ,

    Baraka says HI and he can’t wait to get to Dogland Disney World and play with all of Sebastain’s toys.

  251. Randy, Sebastian has a new toy – I got him a squeaking cupcake for him to play with while mommy is baking! :-D

  252. Hurricane Randy says:
    August 24, 2010 at 1:47 PM
    Autumn. . . “but seriously that is no way to treat the man. Can’t disagree with you more Autumn.”
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    no problem . . . i know that quite a few people would disagree with me on that.

    but they kept him 34 years . . . is that not something like loyalty?

    wasn't he starting to become more & more of a figurehead, rather than the dadgum, wrestle you to the ground, bowden?

    maybe i'm wrong though . . . i'm definitely not an insider on this.

  253. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    autumn says:
    August 24, 2010 at 4:22 AM
    man cav, you must have had a long word with susan miller degnan . . . she just put out a very good article on chase ford:

    >>>>>>>>

    Apparently not long enough….STOP SHOWING EVERYONE’S UNPLEASANT PERSONAL/FAMILY BUSINESS IN THE FRIGGIN NEWSPAPER!!!

    She ALWAYS puts players business in the streets. I don’t care that he hasn’t seen his father since he was 2. That’s between him and his dad. It has nothing to do with him playing ball. She’s just so friggin tasteless and crass. She’s the same way when she asks her dumb-azz questions of coaches and players.

  254. by the way, mike, i think your idea to have people put together their top 25 list is a good idea, at least after 2 – 3 games. there’s definitely about 5 – 6 people on this blog who’s 25 would be very interesting to see.

    just couldn’t get excited about any more pre-season top 25’s.

    a pre-season AP / Sporting News top 25 isn’t a bad idea, just to get a general idea of where the sporting world thinks each program is heading . . . giving us fans s general idea of what the rest of the sporting community thinks of our team, but then you have headlines like; “miami to pay 6 teams in the top 25″, which, yeah – it’s cool; but very stupid at the same time.

    and i see splarfy let out a peep . . . though he said “chirp”, so he must be from the northeast (dialect-wise).

  255. Captain Optimist says:
    August 24, 2010 at 3:09 PM
    autumn says:
    August 24, 2010 at 4:22 AM
    man cav, you must have had a long word with susan miller degnan . . . she just put out a very good article on chase ford:

    >>>>>>>>

    Apparently not long enough….STOP SHOWING EVERYONE’S UNPLEASANT PERSONAL/FAMILY BUSINESS IN THE FRIGGIN NEWSPAPER!!!

    She ALWAYS puts players business in the streets. I don’t care that he hasn’t seen his father since he was 2. That’s between him and his dad. It has nothing to do with him playing ball. She’s just so friggin tasteless and crass. She’s the same way when she asks her dumb-azz questions of coaches and players.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    cav with a slam dunk.

    though it didn''t sound like it presses any buttons with ford . . . seems like with shannon putting out his personal story, others do the same.

    but i've never had the pleasure of listening to a susan miller dig-in interview.

  256. Finally finished Season 4 of The Wire last night and I have to say this show is ridiculous. I mean this season really just came out of nowhere and even though it was 2 am I wanted to still watch more. i think you JSQ said this was your favorite season too and I can see why.

  257. Yeah, Shwarma, I am like Bubbles and The Wire is my drug. Can’t get enough!

    I loooooovvvvveee Season 4. I think it’s because I want/wanted to be a teacher. Really touching stories.

  258. Yeah I thought the season just came together so well, and the writing was great. Also, sets up the next season great regardless or not of how good it will be. Rethinking my previous thoughts about Sopranos which just had too many holes looking back on it. (though still in my Top 3-5 of all time tv).

    Also, for those of you looking for a new show this fall. Sons of Anarchy on FX starts Sept 7. I personally started watching this one last year think its great, though not wire level.

  259. avatar
    David Purkerson says:

    Okay BuckeyeFans-I I had to post this: Ohio State’s football practice was delayed 2 hrs, a player reported finding white powder on the field. Feds were called and they determined that it was the goal line. Practice resumed today when agents determined it was very unlikely that the players would encounter the substance again. Go CANES!!!!

  260. Yeah, I love the Sopranos too, but The Wire makes it looks like “eh.”

    Still one of my favorite shows, though! I love love love Adrianna and Chris. And Sil. And Pauly. I hate hate hate Ralph. And the Russian.

    Hmmm, maybe I will have to pop that in tonight – it’s been a while! :-)

  261. Haha, nice David! Welcome to the Eye!

  262. Yeah I been watching The Wire on demand. Sopranos just was too all over the place which could have also been because of all the different writers/directors the show had

  263. Yeah, both shows demanded that you pay close attention but with The Wire, paying attention paid off in the end. With the Sopranos, it didn’t matter how close of attention you paid – some things remained a mystery. The audio commentaries indicate things like that were done for a reason, but it’s annoying.

    Here’s an interesting tidbit I learned about Season 4 of The Wire that was never talked about on the show. Randy’s father is Prop Joe’s nephew Cheese. Randy and Cheese Wagstaff.

  264. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Autumn,

    Bobby was kept there for 34 years because he was winning, regularly. At one point FSU finished in the top 5 or higher in the country for 14 years in a row. Yeah 34 years but he earned everyone of them. I’m not a big fan of FSU but I am a fan of college football and love the history of the game. The history of college football cannot be written without a major section being devoted to Bobby Bowden.

  265. Ditto, Randy. I have a lot of respect for Bowden. He didn’t have to play Miami, and it cost him several championships to do so.

  266. That is interesting to say the least. Kinda wish Bodie didn’t get popped and for Duquan to see him pushin was sad.

  267. Oh my balls…….

    MARK MAY said he thinks we will go 10-2?!?

    Whats next………Lou Holtz saying he copped himself a copy of The U?

    Cap’n,

    Mar Millz is Lamar Miller, and he made the D hold his pocket after he split em’ for that 80 yarder.

    IOW, he made them his b!tches.

    And now I really think you’re phuckin’ with me too.

  268. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Haven’t posted in a while due to heavy travel.

    Can anyone update me on LA? Has he enrolled?

    Also, hadn’t watched CF Live for a couple of weeks now it looks like we have to put up with Erin Andrews? Not because she’s a croc – but she’s beyond annoying.

  269. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    bg1906 says:
    August 24, 2010 at 10:51 AM
    Been debating Big 10 and tOSU fans all this morning. Here is what I think about 9/11…

    Most people ONLY remember us for what transpired vs Wisconsin, and for as bad as we played vs Wisc, they ONLY won by 6 and we had a chance to win after playing perhaps the worst game (arguably VTech and Wake were bad too) of the season. We have what it takes to beat Ohio State. They did have a good bowl showing. Good for them. But honestly us losing vs Wisc the way we did might have been the best thing for us. It focused the team and they worked even harder this off season. They also are going to have a chip on their shoulder vs Ohio State. The game is really easy to call. I’m not convinced TP2 is a pocket passer. He’s still best when the play breaks down and he makes things happen. BUT we have the athletes that CAN run with him. Their running game is also NOT as potent as Wisc and though their OL is big, its not as physical as Wisc’s in the run game. Posey is a very good WR, but I think Brandon Harris locks him up for the most part. This game will simply come down to our OL vs their front 7. If we win that battle, and we are capable, as tOSU front 7 is NOT as good at Oklahoma’s from last season, then we will win. Our offense CAN score on anyone. Our skill players are MUCH better than theirs, BUT it doesn’t matter if J12 doesn’t have time or if the RBs don’t have lanes to run in. It will be a BIG game and one where we are in the national spotlight. But if we can play them like we played the 2nd half of the OU game last year, then we will leave the ‘Shoe with a win.

    Its that simple.

    >>>>>>

    BG, I’ve been saying that about the Wisky game since a month after the game. It exposed our weaknesses and immaturity as well as lack of leadership

    The other BIG thing those OSU fools don’t remember is that Wisky dominated them between the 20s and only 3 non-offensive TDs made the difference in that game.

    To me, though, the biggest differences between this year and last year’s teams are up front. OSU’s DL was the key to them last season, not Pryor or the OL. And that DL is only returning two guys, the rest are untested, probably talented but not fourth and fifth year seniors. Even the OL has holes at the tackles.

    Meanwhile, our DL and OL are taking that next step as juniors and seniors. And Buchanon stepping up, our one clear weakness is now looking pretty solid. Depth is still a concern but the starting 3 are solid.

    The second biggest difference is GAME-BRAKERS. To me, OSU has no game breakers but a lot of solid ballers…RB-2, QB, WR-1…..

    We had 1 last year and now we’ll have about four maybe more.

    It’s a totally different equation that no one sees, although Todd Blackledge saw it and might let the cat out of the bag.

  270. Just wait until Season 5 re: Dukie, Shwarma. I love that kid. Cried my eyes out.

    Bodie was my favorite favorite by the 9 millionth time I watched the series. His character really grew over the course of the seasons. Love love love Bodie/ JD Williams!

  271. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Hurri’ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 3:53 PM
    Oh my balls…….

    MARK MAY said he thinks we will go 10-2?!?

    Whats next………Lou Holtz saying he copped himself a copy of The U?

    Cap’n,

    Mar Millz is Lamar Miller, and he made the D hold his pocket after he split em’ for that 80 yarder.

    IOW, he made them his b!tches.

    And now I really think you’re phuckin’ with me too.

    >>>>>>>

    Haha, Hurri’ I didn’t ask you about that. lol

    I like those abbreviations and even though the origin of the analogy disgusts me I knew what you meant. haha

  272. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    David Purkerson says:
    August 24, 2010 at 3:30 PM
    Okay BuckeyeFans-I I had to post this: Ohio State’s football practice was delayed 2 hrs, a player reported finding white powder on the field. Feds were called and they determined that it was the goal line. Practice resumed today when agents determined it was very unlikely that the players would encounter the substance again. Go CANES!!!!

    >>>>>>

    Now THAT’S funny. lol

  273. avatar
    BIG DADDY CANE says:

    Cav,, Susan will make a great reporter for the Gators..she’ll ask all the ?? that the bias media wont.

    How is your D-line going . i heard there is no pass rush?
    How is life after Tebow looking because word on the street you all have to find rbs to take the load off Brantley?
    How does your team look after two weeks of camp…still don’t have a WRS threat ?

    U see she’ll tickle feathers not with her initial ? but her follow up response to the ? LOL

  274. I like those abbreviations and even though the origin of the analogy disgusts me I knew what you meant. haha

    That’s just some of the vernacular from around the way Cap’n. I ain’t proud of everything I know, or how I learned some of the stuff, but I wouldn’t trade it, though. It’s yet another small reason why I’m that dude.

  275. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    BIG DADDY CANE says:
    August 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM
    Cav,, Susan will make a great reporter for the Gators..she’ll ask all the ?? that the bias media wont.

    How is your D-line going . i heard there is no pass rush?
    How is life after Tebow looking because word on the street you all have to find rbs to take the load off Brantley?
    How does your team look after two weeks of camp…still don’t have a WRS threat ?

    U see she’ll tickle feathers not with her initial ? but her follow up response to the ? LOL

    >>>>>>

    LOL. Would I love to see her crass azz in Oscar Meyer’s face. That would non-stop comedy.

    I must admit though, as Autumn said, the story as a whole was more or less good. Still not as cohesive as it should’ve been. And the ending was just stupid and corn-ball. A quote from a mother about how she loves her son??

    No offense ladies, but sometimes the female instincts need to be turned off. Nobody gives a damn about how much his mama loves him. Everyone knows your mama loves you. Tell me something I don’t know about the kid.

    Most of it comes from her half-brained, half-baked questions. She just doesn’t know what questions to ask to the answers that make a good story. She corn-ball and formulaic, like some corny shyt from the 50s.

  276. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Hurri’ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 4:13 PM
    I like those abbreviations and even though the origin of the analogy disgusts me I knew what you meant. haha

    That’s just some of the vernacular from around the way Cap’n. I ain’t proud of everything I know, or how I learned some of the stuff, but I wouldn’t trade it, though. It’s yet another small reason why I’m that dude.

    >>>>>>

    Same here bro’. It comes with the territory, good, bad and ugly. But you have to have all of it to make Us, Us. You should read some of the slang the ancient Greeks and Romans used. haha It would remind you of a lot of things we say today.

  277. Reminds me of a line from Season 2 . . . or Season 5 of The Wire:

    McNulty: Hey, don’t knock the Greeks. They invented civilization.

    Bunk: Yeah, and a$$ f&*@ing, too.

  278. Greeks and Romans, eh?

    You are more worldly than I give you credit for Cap.

    Who cares about knowing how to ask for a cig’ in the joint, when you can relay how Julius Ceaser got at some sucker for backing into his chariot?

  279. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    JSQ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 4:36 PM
    Reminds me of a line from Season 2 . . . or Season 5 of The Wire:

    McNulty: Hey, don’t knock the Greeks. They invented civilization.

    Bunk: Yeah, and a$$ f&*@ing, too.

    Hurri’ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 4:37 PM
    Greeks and Romans, eh?

    You are more worldly than I give you credit for Cap.

    Who cares about knowing how to ask for a cig’ in the joint, when you can relay how Julius Ceaser got at some sucker for backing into his chariot?

    >>>>>>

    Haha, good ones.

  280. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    Chris Fowler just said exactly what I’ve been saying about Boisie….VT is on another level athletically than what Boisie has seen in recent memory.

  281. Hurri’ says:
    August 24, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Cap’n,
    Mar Millz is Lamar Miller, and he made the D hold his pocket after he split em’ for that 80 yarder.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    actually hurri, i was the one to ask.

    earlier today i asked about Jadaveon Clowney . . . and bg gave his answer to mike.

    evidently, "autumn" is a shape-shifter of a name.

  282. Hurricane Randy says:
    August 24, 2010 at 3:46 PM
    Autumn,

    Bobby was kept there for 34 years because he was winning, regularly. At one point FSU finished in the top 5 or higher in the country for 14 years in a row. Yeah 34 years but he earned everyone of them. I’m not a big fan of FSU but I am a fan of college football and love the history of the game. The history of college football cannot be written without a major section being devoted to Bobby Bowden.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    well yeah . . . i ain't arguing that bowden was great; can have a chapter in college football, etc, etc,
    and i especially respected that he always played miami.
    yes, yes, yes, yes.

    but the top 5 for 14 years was a while back and – at least to me – it looked like he had lost a goodly part of his mojo.
    if he had been at miami, i'd have been ready to bring on the new blood and not wait 'til he was carried out in a hearse.

    and yes, when randy reaches his 80's 40 years down the line or so, and isn't exactly wowing me anymore, it might be that i'll be hoping for his timely retirement, i think you can have too much of a good thang. dadgummit.

  283. lol autumn.

    It was time to go, but the fashion FSU pulled it in was shameful. JMO

  284. 300 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    300 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i’m ready to fight the persians . . .
    or at least the buckeyes

  285. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Autumn

    Acceptable reference to OSU will include:

    Suckeyes
    Luckeyes
    Ohio Taint
    Sweater vest U

    Much like a reference to UF including:

    Gayturds
    University of Floriduh
    Or the Alachua County Convicts

    Any of the preceding are acceptable.

    Your compliance is expected

  286. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Now I have meeting over $$ that isn’t money and to spend it in any # of ways that I do not agree with…

    Woo who!

  287. The Truth says:
    August 24, 2010 at 6:26 PM
    Autumn

    Acceptable reference to OSU will include:

    Suckeyes
    Luckeyes
    Ohio Taint
    Sweater vest U

    Much like a reference to UF including:

    Gayturds
    University of Floriduh
    Or the Alachua County Convicts

    Any of the preceding are acceptable.

    Your compliance is expected
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    well, normally Truth, your word carries a lot of weight around here . . . but i have to tell you, "buckeyes" sounds so absolutely silly / stupid / asinine – and fitting in that regard – that i can't bring myself to change it.

  288. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    How many people knew that Boisie gave up 507 yards last year to Fresno St, 299 yards rushing, 234 of them from one Fresno RB???

    I’ll take the Hokies thank you….

  289. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    bg1906 says:
    August 24, 2010 at 5:25 PM
    Interesting…

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/college-football/Nix-making-the-adjustment-708379;_ylt=Ao3Z0rPgQTp2yu4WJwmRCmyjRpR4

    >>>>>

    BG, that was interesting, esp. when they asked him what was his “welcome to college” moment and he said “having homework everyday”. lol

  290. http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2010/08/24/espns-desmond-howard-hurricane-linebackers-might-be-teams-achilles-heel/
    ——————–

    Interesting take my Desmond Howard. Check this out if you haven’t guys.

    Truth, i’m still lmao at you and Cap thinking i’m a Gayturd fan! hahahaha

    I enjoy reading your comments though!

  291. Uchamps, I think your secret is out!

    Canes fans only! And you’re welcome here.

  292. Does anyone think they are up for writing for Phil Steele?

    It has to be good, looking for a full camp report. 750-1500 words. One time offer.

    If its good, we’ll consider another assignment.

    Any takers?

  293. JSQ, you want to take a look at the final copy?

  294. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I love it when people talk and talk and talk and don’t actually say anything.

    Especially when it’s 9:45and starving after a looooong day.

    STFU!!!

    :-) I feel better now

  295. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    UChamps, you don’t think you sounded suspect? If you don’t get that I don’t know what you get bro’. The fact that it was a few people who checked you should make you think maybe it was something YOU were doing.

    Anyway, Desmond’s assessment is right given what he saw, and as much what he didn’t see at yesterday’s scrimmage. It’ll be interesting to see what he thinks after FAMU.

  296. Mike, I will take a look at it and post in the morning.

    I just got a gig teaching a cake decorating class! Woo hoo!

  297. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Here, here Cav

    And Desmond Howard is right…unbiased and spot on.

    That said, I think the canes have 5 LB’s that can play – with a healthy Futch. But #44 can’t get hurt. If he does…oh boy.

  298. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Let me know if you need a cupcake decorator to demonstrate and techniques.

  299. avatar
    The Truth says:

    ANY

    Jesus I’m
    Tired

  300. just take a look at the pics, that’s all. You’ve already read the text.

    If they pass, then no work for you other than to post in the morning.

  301. Mike, I can’t access it from my iPhone and I can’t get up because I have a sleeping puppy on me. I’ll look at in the morning. I’m sure it’s perfect! :-)

    Truth, it is actually a class I am teaching for Junior League (who is paying for my baked goods) to girls in a juvenile detention facility. No boys allowed!

    I did a gingerbread decorating thing (as a volunteer, not the instructor) last year and a few were ‘Canes fans, so it should be a good time. Good exposure for Game Day Cakes and I love working with kids. Win – win!

  302. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Awesome JSQ

    Teachers are REALLY cool

  303. Tell Sebastian I said goodnight! And we miss him!

  304. He misses you guys and his ‘Canes puppy brother, too.

    And yes, T, teachers are super cool! :-)

  305. The day is really looking up! Too bad it took until 10pm to turn around.

    All it took was a cake decorating gig!

    And an hour of crying to Ben. Haha.

  306. Cap, that’s why I said it was funny. When looking form the outside in I could definitely see where my loyalty could be questioned.

    At least I havent been kicked off the board and I proved to be more Orange and green than Ho-range and Blew. ; )

  307. Uchamps…

    … and U won’t be. We know where your allegiance stands.

  308. Who want what, AND WHERE THEY WANT IT AT?!?!?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFmNYa8o2xI

  309. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    UChamps, I got you now. It’s all good.

  310. allcanes blog with “The Latest at The U…”

    absolutely solid compaction (compact compilation) of info, as usual.

    check it out: http://blog.allcanes.com/

  311. For those of us who didn’t hear shannon on the joe rose show, Gorten (filling in for his filler, shandel), got off a decent post about some of the highlights (he has a 2nd post about „Hocutt says reports about tickets untrue“, which is just a rehash of what we’ve already heard):

    — If the season were to start today, the RB rotation would be Damien Berry, Mike James and Lamar Miller. Shannon didn’t name a starter. The key will be how many touches each gets, Shannon noted.

    — Speaking of Miller, Shannon said he knows for a fact that WR Travis Benjamin could beat Miller in a race. Shannon said he thinks Benjamin is the fastest player on the team — not track wise, but on the field with pads — and that DBs Cory Nelms and DeMarcus Van Dyke are probably tied for second. Miller looks “effortless” when he runs.

    — As far as the receivers, the competition kills the possibility of complacency. “They have to go out there and compete. And you’re not sitting back and saying, ‘Here’s my best player, he knows everything and he’s not practicing hard. You don’t have that situation anymore.’”

    — Allen Bailey gets all of the attention, but fellow DE Andrew Smith, who has five sacks in the past two scrimmages, is “really developing into a great pass rusher for us.” Shannon said there’s depth at that position now with Smith, Adewale Ojomo and and Olivier Vernon.

    — Tackle Sean Henderson is picking up the offense well, Shannon said. Henderson has occasionally blown an assignment, but he’s smart and very physical, Shannon noted.

    — S Ray-Ray Armstrong is improving and starting to be a little more patient.

    — You probably will see Miller back there fielding punts and kicks. Shannon said he took Benjamin off punt returns during yesterday’s scrimmage and put Miller back there. “He made great decisions, had a couple of great returns.” Shannon said RB Eduardo Clements looked good returning kicks and Miller returned kicks, too.

    — Chase Ford has established himself as a top-two TE, along with Richard Gordon. “Expect big things out of him this year,” Shannon said of Ford.

  312. on http://theufootball.com/
    you can pick 3 players „Who Impressed YOU the Most During Training Camp?“

    i know you all are dying to know who i picked – even though i didn’t see a single second of the training camp (move over truth, bg, esteban) – and i’m not going to disappoint you:
    andrew smith, chase ford, kendall thompkins

    you’re welcome!

  313. andy staples reminds us how dominant the SEC has been recently
    . . . and why we want their teams to lose
    . . . and why we want Miami to take one of them out in a bowl game this year (yes, preferably for the national title and not for king of the champs bowl):

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/08/23/sec-dominance/index.html

  314. As Truth says, this info about the “Gayturds“:

    “The talented Florida offensive lineman would slide over from right guard and replace his twin brother Maurkice at center in 2010, finish the season with a resume littered with various All-American accolades and, like his brother, enjoy the financial bounty that being a first-round NFL draft pick brings.

    Due to injuries on the left side of the line — expected starter Xavier Nixon and his challenger for the job, Matt Pachan, have both been injured to varying degrees — right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been forced to move to left tackle. Gilbert’s move necessitated Pouncey moving from the interior of the line to right tackle. While nothing is written in stone just yet, it appears that’s where Pouncey will stay when the Gators take on Miami of Ohio and South Florida to begin the season.“

  315. LSU news:

    “Five weeks after being suspended indefinitely by Les Miles, Dominique Allen is taking his ball and heading out of Baton Rouge.

    The 5-11, 275-pound Allen played in just a single game last year, but was expected to be the Tigers’ starting fullback in 2010.“

  316. compare susan miller degnan’s post below with Gorten’s (see post #330) as they both post about shannon’s interview . . . big question: who is the more professional reporter?

    cav will be on (screaming) the answer soon!

    — SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
    University of Miami coach Randy Shannon said Monday in a radio interview with WQAM that if the opening game were to be played that day, his starting running back rotation would be Mike James, Damien Berry and Lamar Miller.

    Said Shannon: “The key to it is how many touches they have.”

    UM has a deep corps of running backs, including Storm Johnson and Graig Cooper, who isn’t fully back from reconstructive knee surgery.

    Shannon praised Miller, a redshirt freshman who had an 83-yard touchdown run up the middle early in Saturday’s scrimmage: “Big-time run for Lamar. We were backed up . . . and Lamar busted it and made a couple moves. With his speed that’s a big-play opportunity we’re going to have.”

    Shannon said his rotation won’t be final until Sept. 2, when UM will play host to Florida A&M at Sun Life Stadium.

    • Right tackle Joel Figueroa, who has been out with an undisclosed injury, did not compete in the scrimmage. Shannon did not elaborate, but told Joe Rose, “Not serious. He’ll be back.”

    • Shannon said he took Travis Benjamin off punt return Monday and let Miller do it instead. He said he used Eduardo Clements as a kickoff returner “and he really showed up.” James also returned kickoffs.

  317. autumn says:
    August 25, 2010 at 5:01 AM
    on http://theufootball.com/
    you can pick 3 players „Who Impressed YOU the Most During Training Camp?“

    i know you all are dying to know who i picked – even though i didn’t see a single second of the training camp (move over truth, bg, esteban) – and i’m not going to disappoint you:
    andrew smith, chase ford, kendall thompkins

    you’re welcome!

    I picked Andrew Smith, Chase Ford, and Ramon Buchanan

  318. Truth hope you feel better today, took me about a week to beat my cold and now Angry seems to be sick :(.

    Go Canes!

  319. avatar
    The Truth says:

    Thanks CC!! I feel ok today. Not great but hopefully I’ll fight it off. I’ve got another loooooooooooong day…

  320. I feel your pain Truth…make it a great one or at least try or just fake it, lol!

  321. All Andrew Smith does is make plays.

    Kid balls when it’s gametime.

    8 days BYTCHEZ!!!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  322. Wednesday practice update

    Team is out at 6:45. LaRon Byrd is back at practice and doing 11 on 11’s which is good to see. The first team safeties were Ray Ray Armstrong and Vaughn Telemaque. Andrew Smith got elevated to first team opposite Allen Bailey. First team tackles were Marcus Forston and Micanor Regis.

    Joel Figueroa is back doing some drills but didn’t do 11 on 11. Jermaine Johnson remains first team RT.

    JoJo Nicolas still being held out.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  323. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Autumn,

    Were cool, just disagree on Bowden. I think he earned the right to walk off into the sunset on his terms.

    He only wanted to coach one more year, 2010. Today too many employers have absolutely no loyalty to their employees. They don’t have a company with out them. FSU would still most likely be in the weeds without Bowden. Didn’t always agree with everything he did and loved beating him, but have the highest respect for him. I feel even stronger about RS.

    Iv’e been on the other side, of employer disloyalty, and will always speak up about the subject. I was bringing in $180,000.00 a month for my last employer. They paid me 70,000.00 plus benefits a year.
    In order to facilitate the sale of the company and to make the bottom line look better and to raise the value of their stock they laid off 1000 employees in October 09. Following the sale it was reported that the CEO walked away with 50 Million.

    I understand that as the owner/founder he took a lot of risk but someone who was called employee friendly couldn’t care less about those of us who lost our livelyhood in this recessionj/depression we are going through. So I guess I’m a bit testy about those things.

  324. avatar
    The Truth says:

    As I said to someone last night…

    It ain’t about who’s at DE. It’s about the DT’s. If the DT’s are doing their thing you and I could line up at end – in this D – and make plays.

    DT’s and MLB are the keys…

    JJ = Pipho at RT. I’m just sayin

  325. avatar
    The Truth says:

    ^^^

    Of course that’s an exaggeration but you get the ooint

  326. avatar
    The Truth says:

    I’ve sprained my finger 212 times trying to scroll up the page on my phone.

  327. T JJ’s under achievement surprises me. The kid is young tho and still has plenty of time to develop. I actually think he becomes a good one down the line.

    It just goes to show that we are not completely out of the woods with depth on this team. MUCH better than we were two years ago but still a ways to go.

    All teams have some holes tho…..

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  328. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    bg1906 says:
    August 24, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Nix sounded to me like his heart lies elsewhere……

  329. just a few minutes from a new blog

  330. New blog up!

  331. in case anyone cares, a quick note from SC; and the PAC 12

    South Carolina: „
    Apparently, one of South Carolina’s team rules is “Thou shalt not make s— up and attempt to feed it to the coaching staff.”

    Tight end Weslye Saunders was suspended indefinitely by head coach Steve Spurrier.

    According to the Charleston Post & Courier, Saunders missed several team meetings this past Saturday before a scheduled scrimmage. When asked for the reason behind the tardiness, Saunders said he was meeting with NCAA investigators.

    The only problem? He wasn’t, as a quick check with the school’s compliance office confirmed.“
    <<<<<<<<<
    fool!

    "Colorado may be staying put in the Big 12 until 2012. It just so happens that former UCLA chancellor Chuck Young is quite alright with that. In fact, he's opposing Colorado (and Utah's) entrance into what would be the Pac-12 altogether.

    In what can only be described as a full-fledged counterattack, Young is sending e-mails to Pac-10 university chancellors and presidents asking them to block the expansion. His reasoning? Colorado and Utah just don't fit in.“

    Read more: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/24/former-ucla-chancellor-to-colorado-you-shall-not-pass/

  332. avatar
    Captain Optimist says:

    autumn says:
    August 25, 2010 at 6:07 AM
    compare susan miller degnan’s post below with Gorten’s (see post #330) as they both post about shannon’s interview . . . big question: who is the more professional reporter?

    cav will be on (screaming) the answer soon!

    – SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
    University of Miami coach Randy Shannon said Monday in a radio interview with WQAM that if the opening game were to be played that day, his starting running back rotation would be Mike James, Damien Berry and Lamar Miller.

    Said Shannon: “The key to it is how many touches they have.”

    UM has a deep corps of running backs, including Storm Johnson and Graig Cooper, who isn’t fully back from reconstructive knee surgery.

    Shannon praised Miller, a redshirt freshman who had an 83-yard touchdown run up the middle early in Saturday’s scrimmage: “Big-time run for Lamar. We were backed up . . . and Lamar busted it and made a couple moves. With his speed that’s a big-play opportunity we’re going to have.”

    Shannon said his rotation won’t be final until Sept. 2, when UM will play host to Florida A&M at Sun Life Stadium.

    • Right tackle Joel Figueroa, who has been out with an undisclosed injury, did not compete in the scrimmage. Shannon did not elaborate, but told Joe Rose, “Not serious. He’ll be back.”

    • Shannon said he took Travis Benjamin off punt return Monday and let Miller do it instead. He said he used Eduardo Clements as a kickoff returner “and he really showed up.” James also returned kickoffs.

    >>>>>>>

    Autumn, this isn’t bad. As long as SHE is not asking the questions, she’s generally okay. As long as she can memorize and regurgitate, she’s fine. It’s when she has to actually THINK that the trouble starts.

  333. JSQ: Wonderfully written, as always. Made me choke up. I can’t wait for this season!

  334. p.s. GO ‘CANES!!!!

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