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Observations from the Boca Raton Spring Scrimmage

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~ The following article was contributed by esteemed EOTH blogger, Delray ~

I awoke early Saturday morning and dragged the kids out of bed to attend the Miami Hurricanes’ spring practice at Spanish River High School.  My 8 year old son wasn’t interested but after I told him there would be bagels, he was cool with it.  My 6 year old daughter just wanted to see Sebastian the Ibis.

We arrived just before 9am to a pretty empty parking lot as the team bus arrived just after us.  I have to admit, it did feel odd for football this time of year but once the team took the field the excitement started in the crowd.  It only took about 20 seconds after the team hit the field for someone to yell “welcome back Kehoe!”  The shouts to Kehoe came often from the crowd.  He was one of the more intense coaches out there that morning as well as Coach D’Onofrio.

The session started out with a few drills.  What caught most of my attention was the kicking/punting drills.  Unfortunately, I really wasn’t too impressed with any of the kickers/punters.  Wieclaw seemed to be kicking the ball the best but nobody seemed consistently drilling the ball.  These spots looks wide open and could be won by a few players that will enroll come August.

The next session was a goal line situation.  Both Stephen Morris and Jacory Harris ran a series of plays that appeared to be from the 3 yard line. We had a bit of trouble getting 7 once we hit the red zone.  The Offense took care of this with a nice spin move by Mike James on one play, and Morris using his speed on another.  There was a nice pass by Harris to Laron Byrd and a cut back where the offensive line opened a hole that my grandmother could have navigated her wheel chair through.

Here are some of the plays/players I felt stood out:

TE

Both Blake Ayles and Chase Ford were very impressive.  Ayles had some nice blocks and Ford made a difficult catch and had a few YACs.  There is no doubt the Offense will use this position more than last year (not saying much there)  and I feel this position will be a big contributor to the offense given the type that Jedd Fisch wants to run.

QB

Both QBs had a botched snap.  The one play that got the most attention was a pass by Morris to Travis Benjamin over the middle for about 25 yards.  For the most part all passes were short; approximately 5-10 yards.  Neither QB looked bad but also neither dominated the other. 

WR

Benjamin appears to be ready to take his game to the next level.  I don’t think I have ever been able to watch him as close up.  You really can appreciate his speed when you do.  He also had a nice reverse run to go with the catch from Morris.  The other receivers seemed to really disappear.  These spots will be up for grabs for someone that wants to step up.

RB

All 3 backs looked good.  Lamar Miller seemed hampered by a possible sprained finger but still had some nice runs.  Mike James had some nice 5-6 yards hard-fought runs while Storm Johnson continued his slashing/spinning style.  We all knew these guys would be good coming in but seeing them run in person really gets your blood flowing.

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These guys did a great job on the run but, like Shwarma mentioned, they had a bit of trouble on pass protection.  But let’s face it,  these guys are only going to get better.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Shwarma5’s coverage of the Boca spring scrimmage on defense!

  1. w0o w000000000000000000

  2. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    First

  3. THe main thing from this scrimmage is building. I like what jedd is doing right now. He’s gotten the qb’s to concentrate more on the intermediate passing routes as oppose to trying to hit the homerun every play. In some ways i think whipple got caught up to much in seeing highlights of the UM teams from the 80’s and felt like his approach was on par with what shannon wanted. His idea of being an aggressive offense was to keep throwing deep. The way jedd is going to run this offense, reminds me of kids these days playing basketball, they either want to dunk or shoot a 3 and forget about the short game. That’s where it’s at, the team/players who dominate the short game, sooner or later, the deep routes will open up right behind them.

    I like not hearing all these deep passes from the 1st scrimmage. I like hearing their were a lot of short routes passed too. THis will also determine what receivers will get alot of burn. It’s those receivers who know how to sit down and zones or work there way open that this coaching staff is looking for. Also, credit coach donofrio and maybe even paul williams, we’ll see, i’m looking forward to seeing what paul williams brings to the table myself.

  4. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Calvin good view and I agree with this theory, but just so you know, there was not much in the way of intermediate (10-20 yard passes in the air) passing at the game. It was mainly short routes (ten yards and under)and a couple deeper shots (no bombs more just shots to the endzone from the 30-35).

  5. Canez1 coming thru seeing his boy j12 move the offense. It’s real clear now, we got a an offense with real check downs now. That’s the common sense approach i’m talking about. Emphasis on receivers blocking is going to be strong. That’s one area where aldarius johnson excels at. Than we get in the redzone and are running fade routes again, i like to see that. Than when you look at the formations, you can’t tell if it’s a running formations or having multiple guys going out in routes on certain plays, it’s already clear, the offense that we’ll be running is going to give teams fits if they not careful.

    If we had a hankerson type to go along with this new offense we’d really dominate teams.

  6. Nice first, Bennie!!!

  7. Great job, Delray!!! Thanks so much for contributing!!!

    Shwarma, your recap of defense is awesome! It will go up Tuesday. :-)

  8. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Calvin, I am really not trying to open a can of worms, but trust me Jacory was not “moving” the offense how I believe you are implying. And neither was Morris either for the record.

    You are right on about the philosophy but I don’t htink anything can be said about the QBs in that regard.

  9. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Thanks JSQ

  10. lol @ aldarius excelling in something other than a 7 yard out.

  11. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Bennie & S5 – thanks for setting me straight on last blog

    Good points Calvin & S5. The picture that comes to my mind is the Dorsey 5yd dump to McGahee that turned onto a 70 yd pass against FSU

    We’ve been leaving too many bullets (RB’s) sitting unused in the barrel.

  12. I just want to thank Shwarma and Delray for stepping up and giving us coverage of the scrimmage in my absence. It is a testament to how much they both think of you all (the bloggers) that they didn’t want to leave the EOTH family hanging.

    I really appreciate being able to count on you guys in my absence.

    GO ‘CANES!!!

  13. shwarma5, i don’t need your vampire commentary about the scrimmage, some of us already knew before the scrimmage the type of offense that would be on display, that scrimmage just confirmed the teaching aspect of what a real oc/qb coach looks like. whipple didn’t teach alot of the things being taught right now. You were one of the original whipple-enders, and by the way, a 20 yard pass is can not be put in the intermediate route/s category. Than you said davon johnson hasn’t done anything since he’s been here, maybe you just started watching Hurricanes football after davon’s freshman year than, that’ll be the only way that statement makes sense.

    j12 excels at throwing those passes to the flats, something many qb’s have a hard time doing, this will make our offense that much tougher to stop and it will force a defense to get out of there base defense if they’re not running a 3-4.

  14. Wasn’t it a screen to mcgahee? I remember having a mandatory speaker to attend right next to a room with a TV in it. Was taking extended “bathroom” breaks. Needless to say I missed most of the speaker. Saw enough to know I didn’t miss much.

  15. Ctually one year off. Was the shockey game winning td game I had the fake runs.

  16. j12’s play-action looked better in that scrimmage too, no way these offensive coaches are going to let things like that slide.

    And WOOOO HOOOOooo let it be TRUE!
    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketball/news?slug=ap-missouri-haith

  17. Not that I care but Haith is gone to Missouri.

  18. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Este – you’re 100% right, it was a screen. Your mind is whole lot better than the skull full of mush that I have. Can’t believe I didn’t remember it that way. Did we even run one screen pass last year? It sure doesn’t seem like it.

    I like the fact that JF is smart enough to realize that we need to get the ball in the hands our three-headed backfield monster by any means they can devise.

  19. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    wtf? Missouri?

  20. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Shaka to Miami. Why not?

  21. Dang, didn’t Frank get the memo that I’m
    coming back on Tuesday?!

  22. avatar
    PlayaCane aka Rashad says:

    No more Haith!!!!!

  23. delray – well done

    calvin – good thoughts too

    only problem losing haith right now, is that we don’t have an ad to make a new hire;
    or is that not a problem?

  24. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    I like the pictures JSQ, 😉

  25. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    Coach on with the Big Dog. I love listening to this guy. 😉

    http://wqam.com/index.php?page=347&sid=54s4dmllukjgd4n9tvia139jequa9osl

  26. avatar
    Esteban says:

    my list of coaches for next year with Butler’s coach not listed since I don’t think he’d ever come to Miami since basically he could wait a little and get a job at traditional power in a year or two:

    1a)Frank Martin – coached at Miami High, ties with local high schools still and AAU folks – we’d have to break the bank though for him to leave KSU
    1b) Shaka Smart
    2) Rod Strickland
    3) Jim Laranaga (however its spelled the George Mason coach)
    4) Mike Davis (uab coach and former Indiana coach)

    really made my day seeing this news.

  27. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Este what bout Isaiah Thomas jump over a few block???? I like ya list tho….u know bill king says back when Martin 1st got to ksu that it wouldn’t take much $$$$ to get him to the gables…so who knows

  28. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    I know the admin wouldnt touch him BUT I’d love to see bruce pearl at um, thing is someone will give him a chance again why not be the one??

  29. avatar
    Esteban says:

    yeah i forgot about Zeke. but he needs a winning record at FIU before I’d want him coaching UM.

    and if it wouldn’t take that much money for Martin then they need to get started on bringing him over. Team would be immediately tougher and wouldn’t be avoiding the local talent either.

  30. avatar
    Esteban says:

    too soon for anyone to make Bruce Pearl the head coach. Isn’t he still not allowed to contact recruits?

  31. Stank Haith LULZ.

    espn4d Pat Forde
    Frank Haith. Nice man. Would not have hired him with Monopoly money

    BWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    GTFOH!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  32. @iLikeGirlsDaily

    Thank me later…..

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  33. frank haith needs to take him and that stale coaching on to the show me state. smart move by him, he knew he was going to be gone sooner or later and to be here 7 years and not turn out 1 pro player that i can think of is ridiculous. He seemed to go into games feeling good about playing it close to schools like unc & duke. 7 years, the Miami basketball job is one of the best jobs a basketball coach can have, not really that much pressure because you’re at the only school in the U.S. where we’ll have championship football team and the stands will still not be filled, so you can have a garbage bball team for years and be straight and if you do anything with the bball team, you’ll be straight.

  34. Thanks, Sailor! My Facebook friends from the alumni club in Palm Beach took a lot of great pictures! :-)

  35. Meant to tell you guys yesterday…

    Anyone who has little ones should take them to see Hop. It is soooo cute! I went with my nephew yesterday and it was just as entertaining watching how much he loved the movie as the movie itself. :-)

  36. avatar
    Esteban says:

    Blaise_in_KC‎ Mizzou says they’re trading Mike Anderson’s 40 Minutes of Hell style to Frank Haith’s new motto, “40 Minutes of OK Basketball.”

  37. Maybe Frank will like it up here.

    Sadly the only things I miss are the ‘Canes, Sebas, and Joey.

  38. i’m sure Frank will. too bad the fans won’t like him.

  39. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    You guys are kidding about Isiah Thomas, right? You cannot possibly be serious. Put speedwrecks in a suit and tie and have him coach the team. Better choice.

  40. The only thing I. Thomas is good at is being a PG for the pistons.

    Above and beyond that he is a FAIL on all levels.

    Silly…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  41. Let’s give thomas credit for being able to stay out of the news in Miami, although it’s a whole lot easier to stay out of the news in Miami than it is in most states because people from here know how to mind they business or be prpepared to get yo azz whooped. Nobody down here cares if zeek visits the blue oyster every night, that’s his business unlike in n.y. where they groveling on every piece and bit of news they can find. Funny how people keep trying to say people from Miami don’t support the team, and most of the time those are the people not from Miami who saying that, lol, this has been going on from way back when, it didn’t just start. People down here expect Greatness, if you balling we might holla at yall for or round the championship game.

    This is also where that real road mentality came from, that’s why players use to luv to go on the road so they could play in front of large crowds and shut them up, lol.

  42. i googled “frank haith” and went to the real time tab. cracking up. Mizzou fans are distressed, pissed, upset, just everything negative. Kansas fans are laughing. Well all big 12(10) fans are laughing but one team. Kansas State fans are nervous cause they are worried they’ll be losing Frank Martin to us.

    had one Mizzou fan say he got a text from his friend saying he’s happy that Mizzou made that hire. then adds that his friend is a Cane.

  43. Cal LOL he got it all out of his system while up here butt Fing the Knicks organization.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  44. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    C1 who the worst coe…micheal jordan or isa thomas??? Lol

  45. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    UHOH! Im being moderated? Am I on blog probation?

  46. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    CEO I mean^^^

  47. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Shaka, Martin, or other candidates – just about any of these will be an upgrade. Been to several games and this team has talent – enough to have been in the mid 20s in wins, or more, this season with a decent to outside shot at a bid to the tourney.

    Unless I’m missing something and the Missouri AD is a genius

  48. Nash thats a great question.

    I think they both should’ve stuck with playing.

    Just goes to show you that former great players, more often then not, do not translate well to coaching and management.

    Def not a given.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  49. Prayers sent to Mizzou and family.

    I could give an ish about UM basketball but it was just annoying keeping this loser around for so long.

    We had way too many morons under one roof.

    Getting better by the day.

    :)

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  50. CIKY, WordPress automatically holds comments that contain more than 3 links in moderation for my approval.

    No blog probation, friend. :-)

  51. It’s the old saying, Canez1 . . .

    Those who cannot do, teach.

  52. Telemaque still missing them open field tackles. Nice move by James tho.

  53. avatar
    BoriCane says:

    Larry Brown should be called immediately, he just left Carolina and wants to get back to college coaching!

  54. avatar
    Esteban says:

    Larry Brown is the ultimate rolling stone for coaches. and he’s what…80?

  55. avatar
    BoriCane says:

    Este, he is 70 and he is a magnet that can bring talent to the U aside from the Jordan connection.

  56. avatar
    Esteban says:

    70 is ancient for college basketball. Plus I’d bet on Martin bringing in more talent than Brown.

  57. avatar
    Esteban says:

    tweeted by Jason Whitlock:

    Mike Alden’s new nickname among Mizzou fans: “He Haith Me”

  58. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Been away for a while. Just catchin..

    First and foremost.. JSQ, again sorry about everything you had to endure, I couldnt even imagine. My condolences.

    I can’t believe the whole J12 thing came up again. Damn you guys are relentless about this shyt. The whole team has sucked dyck for the past couple years with 2009 giving us hope and and to quote C1 “2010 kicked us hard in the nut sack”. Everyones to blame from the coaches, players, and all staff members. Mostly everyone was fukin up… it was terrible and a shame. But its over and Golden has IT! So lets just see how things play out from here.

    Bg and Este.. I drove through to Maryland this weekend to visit Baltimore School of Law. I dont know if it was the way I went, but we got off 95 somewhere, and had to drive 15 minutes through some piss poor neighborhoods (no offense at all) and it did turn me off a bit. I mean burnt down houses, boarded up houses, people on the streets at 8 in the am doing who knows what. Places obviously have bad areas, like Philly, but this was if 5 min from the school. I was impressed with the school, the dean, and other such things. Obviously still holding out for the U!

    Also it wasnt a bad drive form Philly, only a hour and a half straight on 95 which is nice. on the way back drove by Maryland’s Campus throwin the U out the window. Didnt see Byrd stadium but saw Ravens field and Camden Yards. It was interesting though, can’t wait to ge tthe tailgate on!

    Also, Larry Brown is one of the best coaches around. What he did with the 76ers back in 2001 was nothing short of amazing. If he came here (God only knows why he would) we’d be set and expect to beat UNC, Duke, and be in the Tourney. Thank God Haith is gone. Saw the writing.

    Thanks to my man Schwarm, Delray, Bennie, and others for the scrimmage info. Keep it comin!

    Go Canes!

  59. It is a glorious day that Mizzou just went full retard

    Bringing back Quin Snyder would’ve been a better move by them than what they just did … of course Kansas fans are poppin bottles right now

    I like what Shaka did this year, he’s the flava of the month and everyone likes his name -but- need to see a little more to see if he’s just a one pump chump … he could possibly be a Brad Stevens, then again, he could be a Jim Larranaga in the ’05-’06 season as well and then go back to not even making the tournament the next year

  60. avatar
    Esteban says:

    Philly, you weren’t ever going to see Byrd Stadium at Maryland’s campus in Baltimore. The stadium is at the main campus in College Park. And yeah that’s Baltimore – real $hitty right next to all the spots to visit and the college campuses. But then again that’s why colleges usually are there – cheap area to buy land/buildings. Same for stadiums. Board up a few more buildings and who knows what else they can put up after knocking them down. Just keep getting rid of the locals til its all rejuvenated for business.

  61. I remember last year when the “One Shining Moment” came on at the end and they had …… Jennifer Hudson (bleccchhhhh just puked in my mouth) basically doing a self-promo the entire time for the song

    It’s supposed to be about showing all the highlights/agony/joy/tough shots/etc. of what March Madness is about – everyone knows the song is cheesy, that’s a given, but you’re supposed to see the montage of highlights

    Last year with Hudson (bleccchhhhh), they kept cutting back to shots of her looking like she was in some damn American Karaoke commercial and also lip syncing in a sound booth like she was in a “We Are The World” moment during the highlight montage – what in the flying f*ck was CBS thinking

    You know it’s bad when they yank the cord after one time, going back to the original guy singing it that died 6 years ago

    Jennifer, go work on your damn points system for Weight Watchers and try to come up with a great explanation for the media of why you ballooned back up after you get off that scam of a diet lifestyle … but please, please don’t ever sing that hallowed cheesy song again

  62. Michael Bradley
    April 4, 2011 at 2:12 PM
    http://www.caneinsider.com/content/330-inside-avery-johnson.html

    Avery Johnson interview

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aCrNa-4hhA

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  63. Acting AD Peter Griffin will meet with the media at 4:30 today.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  64. avatar
    Esteban says:

    hopefully he’s just gonna come out and say it “we’re bringin him home. Frank Martin for coach!”

    makes too much sense. some things shouldn’t be over thought.

  65. avatar
    Esteban says:

    think Durand Scott would want to play for martin? denis clemente was going nuts on teams under Martin and so has been Jacob Pullen. We’d be in the tourney immediately.

  66. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Thing is does Martin want to go home?? If so it’s a no brainer!!!

  67. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Calvin says:
    April 3, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    shwarma5, i don’t need your vampire commentary about the scrimmage, some of us already knew before the scrimmage the type of offense that would be on display, that scrimmage just confirmed the teaching aspect of what a real oc/qb coach looks like. whipple didn’t teach alot of the things being taught right now. You were one of the original whipple-enders, and by the way, a 20 yard pass is can not be put in the intermediate route/s category. Than you said davon johnson hasn’t done anything since he’s been here, maybe you just started watching Hurricanes football after davon’s freshman year than, that’ll be the only way that statement makes sense.

    Calvin, are you stupid?

    1) I agreed with you on your points about seeing the the short passes being emphasized and said that bluntly above. Additionally, that is why in the comments on the last blog I clarified what I said as saying rather than calling it vanilla it should just be called basic and that fluidity was in the eye of the beholder since I know someone would try and twist that. And by the way you’re right, Whipple is a complete numbnuts, those checks he will collect in Cleveland must just be monopoly money. And since we are talking about throwing the ball down field…

    2) I said an intermediate pass was 10-20 yards. If you want to get nitpicky and call it 8-15 and have it fit your argument, cool, but don’t act like I am saying I its only 20 yards. Don’t twist my words. And news flash, very few 8-15 yard passes were thrown at the scrimmage either. Moving on to…

    3) If you can’t handle that I said Jacory was not “moving” the offense then go pop in Steel Magnolias and I will send you a box of Kleenex. But the fact is, throwing check downs, is not an example of a QB “moving” the offense. That just takes the throwing skills of a 12-yr old. Was it executed well, yes. Did he make the right descions, yes. But you never say, boy that QB really moved the offense down field throwing in the flat to those RBs. Moving the offense in the sense we are talking about involves WRs and TEs too. And speaking of WRs

    4) Yeah how could I forget Davon Johnson’s huge contribution of 5 receptions for 71 yards his freshman year. That’s a legendary performance! Moron….

    Listen we all get it, you think you know it all. But really what you sound like is a guy who has never left the 305 and is ignorant to anything outside of your accepted “reality.” Keep on preachin’ brother, a sucker is born every minute…

  68. avatar
    Esteban says:

    Can’t imagine he’d want to stay in Manhattan, KS instead of going home to Miami. As long as the $$ is right I’m sure he’d be happy to be back.

  69. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Listened to the Golden interview and am excited to see how this team continues to evolve, as he said he is still not happy with the intensity or conditioning. I think he is really trying to build some tough ass SOBs and I LOVE that. Also, while Golden will compliment a kid for one thing, you can tell the kid he really loves is Spence. He always gives multiple compliments and I think he wants Spence to be the leader this year (which from stretching and pre-game, appears to already be in place)

  70. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Este, do you know the buyout terms?

  71. avatar
    Esteban says:

    Tom Brady moved the ball down the field with dump off passes to Kevin Faulk in some big comeback wins.

    a first down is a first down.

  72. avatar
    Esteban says:

    read that its probably around $2 mil.

  73. Davon Johnson has more tweets in a one hour period than receptions, td’s and playing minutes combined in his career.

    Dog piss jones.

    Right next to him is Aldarius” Duke is not a tough place to play” Johnson.

    He is a much slower pile of doo doo.

    Dudes will be asked to take their loafing and underachieving to a different team soon.

    It’s time.

    And to think the denty had us all bamboozled into thinking this receiving corp was going to be great.

    1 out of 10 ain’t bad…

    http://mklasing.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/darth-vader-epic-fail.jpg

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  74. Shwarm I think the detox of this team is going to take some time.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  75. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Este, I disagree, that is taking what the defense gives you. To say a QB is moving the team down field implies he is doing it with his arm in a vertical sense, or with his legs.

  76. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Este – And I can even understand your point, would you compliment the QB for that or make the statement, boy he really had them moving down field?

    Canez – Not just the team, fans too…

  77. I guess they are the 2nd worst fanbase in the country….
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    Gabe DeArmond
    PowerMizzou.com Publisher

    Give Mike Alden this: He has unified the Missouri fan base.

    Now, it’s not quite the way he wanted to go about it. Read the message boards (or my email account or text messages) and you get one very clear message: Missouri fans aren’t happy with hiring Frank Haith.

    There are threats to drop season tickets. There are threats to reduce or eliminate Tiger Scholarship Fund donations. There are intentions of canceling subscriptions to this site because people are so angry.

    To that, I have no real answer. Do what you must. I will not tell you how to feel about this hire. I will not pretend to tell you it is a great hire or an inspiring one. Three weeks ago, if you told me to list my top 40 candidates to replace Mike Anderson, Frank Haith probably wouldn’t have been on it.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  78. Philly, I hope you said what’s up to Bubbles and the corner boys that survived the Stanfield/Barksdale war.

    If you don’t get this reference, time to start watching The Wire! 😉

  79. What is wrong with Jennifer Hudson?

    Daaaaannnnngggggg!

  80. STFU up, Canez1!

    No Gatorade in College Park if you make any more jokes about Tony.

    I mean it.

  81. Este LOVES pointing out 1 in a millions.

    Remember Peyton Manning stares down his receivers for a living when we were talking about Jac Jac???

    That was a gem.

    Thats what the Mfer does.

    He’s an Orangeman, so I guess you have to always look on the bright side of things because the dark consumes all up there.

    IF this O turns into dink and dunk all game long bishes will burn Sun lifeless to the ground.

    “Thats not Hurricane football”

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  82. avatar
    Esteban says:

    taking what the defense gives you and picking up first downs is moving the team down the field. No matter the way its done picking up first downs and getting the team into scoring position or scoring a TD is moving the ball down the field in my book. And i’ve heard “he takes what the defense gives him” as a compliment to QBs plenty of times. It’s the point of the guy doesn’t force things. Plus not all QBs can recognize what the defense is giving him.

  83. JSQ

    Still laughing…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  84. avatar
    Esteban says:

    if we dink and dunk our way to an ACC title people will love it.

    plus taking all those short passes just opens up the deeper ones. And with play makers the short passes turn into big gains. People like big gains no matter the method.

  85. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:
  86. avatar
    Esteban says:

    Hialeah, the pipeline. I remember when guys would go to Hialeah for the fall semester of their SR to play football then transfer back to their home school for spring semester.

  87. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Este, let me say it to you like this, if by dinking and dunking down the field, would you say the team is moving the ball or the QB is moving the ball? See what you are saying to me is a case of the team moving the ball rather than the QB. To me saying its the QB implies him making an above average play, something that checking down is not (though of course a smart play).

  88. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Canez, got to love “hurricane football”

  89. avatar
    Esteban says:

    when the offense is moving down the field consistently a compliment is usually given to the QB and/or the OC. just goes with the whole QB getting too much credit and too much blame line of thinking.

  90. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Fair enough Este. (Cue Calvin with some flip flop comment since I had a civil conversation about this with you)

  91. avatar
    Esteban says:

    some QBs check down too soon. others go through their progressions then when all else is covered hit the check down guy. i think that’s the differentiator of whether a guy should get praise for doing it or not and whether it represents above average play or not.

  92. U’z guys are CR-A-ZEE! ha!

  93. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    bg you must be a Saint, to take the ish from last week and have a QB do all the things they were arguing he couldnt/wouldnt do, then have it instantly twisted to “not canes football” or the “team” did it not the qb….I mean wow….Saint.

  94. This was OBVIOUSLY a check down to the RB’s scrimmage for the offense. A great place to start.

    I think we can all agree about that.

    The RB option should be the last thing you go to when the pass play is not designed to do so.

    Let me see those check downs when the real bullets are flying and there are actually other receivers that the QB’s have to keep an eye on and assess.

    Remember that this is still practice we talkin bout but I like that it was a focus from the get go.

    Tells me the staff actually UNDERSTANDS that this has been a real point of weakness for SOME of our QB’s and to address it from the get go is impressive.

    Some solid factual evidence that we are atleast trying to right wrongs and get better.

    I like it.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  95. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    Lol C1 I agree with everything except of course the deliberate negative light to “some” of our QB’s. Staff saw an entire offense that needed mucho help, thus the focus.

  96. avatar
    Esteban says:

    with the backs we got the swing pass, screen and check downs probably should be 1st options a good bit more than in the past. Gotta get the ball in your playmakers’ hands. but not that obvious swing out to the RB when he’s lined up off to the side like Whipple did last year. I thought he was doing it to set up something else, but damn nothing else ever came.

  97. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    Este thats a great point, and it all can be used just as effectively as Play action. If your forcing a team to respect the run, watch for screens, and cover a back in pass pattern, then the one on one matchups will come for big plays and PA will freeze everyone. I like it…I like it alot.

  98. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    CIKY, I think you are off base.

    Those things which we were arguing last week were not even possible given the play calls of the scrimmage, and so I don’t think anyone’s comments relate to that either. As Canez said, it was a practice to practice certain things. Also, his comment about “Canes football” was foreshadowing about the fan base not his personal thoughts (since trust me he just wants W’s), and your interpretation of our discussion about it being the team vs. the QB when talking about moving the ball is a debate about what we think a football term means, not directly related to Jacory.

    And as an FYI since you did want to drag the larger convo into this, Jacory did throw into double coverage on one occasion, and floated a couple balls too. But its not about bashing (or praising) the kid based on one practice. Our bashing was based on two years worth of results.

    And me going at it with Calvin, that has much more to do with being on two sides of the issue and I think getting on each others nerves about it, not just Saturday. Hell I agreed with most of what he said yesterday if you read back.

  99. shwarma5 says:
    April 4, 2011 at 3:00 PM
    Este, I disagree, that is taking what the defense gives you. To say a QB is moving the team down field implies he is doing it with his arm in a vertical sense, or with his legs.
    /////////////////////////////

    And this my friends is why i told this dirt bag to go to his room. This guy is ignorant and doesn’t know it. It’s a waste of time to even try and discuss football with somebody trying to make this type argument, this shat just can’t be made up. Please, keep typing shazam5, show us some more of your in depth analysis on the dink & donks compared to moving an offense, we’re eager to learn more, lol!

    You are what we say in football or basketball, mofo you “selfcheck”

  100. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    bg, discussing this minutia and the back and forth is what the off season can do to you

  101. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    Not a popular choice it would seem, hope its too late for them to back out though.

    http://www.kansascity.com/2011/04/04/2775625/mus-alden-faces-controversy-again.html

  102. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    Fair enough shwarma, I get it.

  103. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    What a surprise, Calvin once again ignores comments directly too him and pulls one part of a conversation to make his point. A part no less that is purely an opinion and cannot be proven, wrong or right, and rather just allows him to spew his bullshiz. Calvin = Ghetto Karl Rove

  104. At the end of the day NONE of it matters. What REALLY matters is points scored and ZERO turnovers from the QBs. J12 as Golden said on WQAM this morning was 1 throw short of going 70% on the day. EFFICIENT and small gains equal moving down the field. Also the WRs dropped the deep stuff from both Harris and Morris. Neither guys is lighting the world on fire yet and that is to be expected. Like Golden said after the scrimmage, we could’ve went down the field more but the percentages would’ve struggled and you probably leave with at few picks. Let the process make its way, I’m glad that we have an OC that REALLYunderstands that our RBs are ELITE and he’s using them and the TEs to open up stuff for the QBs deep. Whipple never did that, he just believed in chuck and duck and HE did whether you want to accept it or not play a part in all the INTs from the QBs.

    Jacory 14TD, 15 INTS (1 INT every 18 attempts)
    Morris 7 TDs, 9 INTS (1 INT every 17 attempts)
    Whipple 0 TDs, 2 INTS (1 INT every 6 attempts)

    None of them (top 2 guys) stat wise are really that drastically ahead of the other. Morris DOES have better physical tools, but J12 has experience and has seen/experienced more, I think what will eventually separate these guys are

    1. If Morris physically just gets that much better that you are willing to deal with his short comings in experience

    OR

    2. He’s not drastically better than J12 and you bet on J12’s experience since physically Morris didn’t really separate himself from Jacory.

    I see #2 as what will happen and hence the reason I’ve been saying I’m not betting against #12. Since he’s been at UM he’s handled himself well in competitions. Marve was better athletically too and J12 should’ve started over him too. So its not like he hasn’t faced QBs who were physically better than him.

    Now you guys understand why I say what I say and why I believe what I believe. You don’t have to agree…take it or leave it! Ha!

  105. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Bg, well said, I just am hoping for #1

  106. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    Just felt the need to point out Al Golden is saying and DOING everything I hoped he and his staff would, I am extremely pleased daily with all I see and read. Well except for one thing: After the scrimmage his interview had his hair all messed up, that is unacceptable. J.J. needs to overnight some of his hair care products, can’t have JSQ seeing him that way.

  107. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    Phillycane looking for Batimore school of law:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRJnEbt89w8

  108. LMAO, CIKY!!!

  109. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    To me Frank Martin is a total nut job. I don’t want him.

  110. avatar
    CaneInKY says:

    pb I would bet the negative publicity will squash that thought.

    http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/04/frank_martin_to_miami_rumors_a.php#

  111. avatar
    Esteban says:

    nothing wrong with being nutty if you win.

  112. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I think it’s moot. I don’t see him leaving basketball crazy K-State to come here.

  113. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Jacory 14TD, 15 INTS (1 INT every 18 attempts)
    Morris 7 TDs, 9 INTS (1 INT every 17 attempts)
    Whipple 0 TDs, 2 INTS (1 INT every 6 attempts)

    None of them (top 2 guys) stat wise are really that drastically ahead of the other. Morris DOES have better physical tools, but J12 has experience and has seen/experienced more, I think what will eventually separate these guys are

    1. If Morris physically just gets that much better that you are willing to deal with his short comings in experience

    OR

    2. He’s not drastically better than J12 and you bet on J12′s experience since physically Morris didn’t really separate himself from Jacory.

    I see #2 as what will happen and hence the reason I’ve been saying I’m not betting against #12. Since he’s been at UM he’s handled himself well in competitions. Marve was better athletically too and J12 should’ve started over him too. So its not like he hasn’t faced QBs who were physically better than him.

    Now you guys understand why I say what I say and why I believe what I believe. You don’t have to agree…take it or leave it! Ha!

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    BG, good points but those stats only prove one thing: playcalling- knowing when to call what and not letting the defense see through your playbook- means EVERYTHING.

    It’ll be interesting to see if Morris can improve his accuracy and timing. If he does, it’s lights out for J12.

    If he doesn’t, Golden’s going to have a tough decision. I still don’t want to see J12 under center.

    Morris stretched the defense and is not shell-shocked and he can run.

    But he has to master the WHOLE offense, not just the deep routes and scrambles.

    Fisch is clearly going to accentuate the strengths of whichever one is playing the best and has mastered the most of the offense, so it’ll be interesting.

  114. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Hallelujah FRANK HAITH IS GONE!!!

    THAT MIZZU AD MUST NOT LIKE HIS JOB MUCH. hahahaha

  115. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    And Shwarm, moving a team down the field is moving them down the field- doesn’t matter how you do it as long as the defense is on their heels. Short passes to RBs and WRs won Bill Walsh and the 49ers 5 Super Bowls.

    That’s cool in my book. And if J12 was almost 70% with no INTs, that’s a vast improvement and shows Fisch is bringing the QBs along steadily.

  116. avatar
    BoriCane says:

    Esteban
    April 4, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    70 is ancient for college basketball. Plus I’d bet on Martin bringing in more talent than Brown.

    ————————————————————————————-

    So…ancient is not good? Bet he has more experience than Martin, also more national championships. I understand you wanting to defend the local boy, but honestly what has Martin done in Kansas St? Partially successful, has never been all the way. Who is the better chess master? Martin style is psycho enforcer, same a Shacka, not enough of a strategist.

  117. avatar
    BoriCane says:

    BTW, loved Golden comments on radio where he stated that team is not yet where he wants them on conditioning. He wants them to breeze thru 60 minutes of playing time under 95 degrees and 100% humidity in august / september!!

  118. shwarma5 says:
    April 4, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Calvin says:
    April 3, 2011 at 11:52 PM

    shwarma5, i don’t need your vampire commentary about the scrimmage, some of us already knew before the scrimmage the type of offense that would be on display, that scrimmage just confirmed the teaching aspect of what a real oc/qb coach looks like. whipple didn’t teach alot of the things being taught right now. You were one of the original whipple-enders, and by the way, a 20 yard pass is can not be put in the intermediate route/s category. Than you said davon johnson hasn’t done anything since he’s been here, maybe you just started watching Hurricanes football after davon’s freshman year than, that’ll be the only way that statement makes sense.

    Calvin, are you stupid?

    1) I agreed with you on your points about seeing the the short passes being emphasized and said that bluntly above. Additionally, that is why in the comments on the last blog I clarified what I said as saying rather than calling it vanilla it should just be called basic and that fluidity was in the eye of the beholder since I know someone would try and twist that. And by the way you’re right, Whipple is a complete numbnuts, those checks he will collect in Cleveland must just be monopoly money. And since we are talking about throwing the ball down field…

    2) I said an intermediate pass was 10-20 yards. If you want to get nitpicky and call it 8-15 and have it fit your argument, cool, but don’t act like I am saying I its only 20 yards. Don’t twist my words. And news flash, very few 8-15 yard passes were thrown at the scrimmage either. Moving on to…

    3) If you can’t handle that I said Jacory was not “moving” the offense then go pop in Steel Magnolias and I will send you a box of Kleenex. But the fact is, throwing check downs, is not an example of a QB “moving” the offense. That just takes the throwing skills of a 12-yr old. Was it executed well, yes. Did he make the right descions, yes. But you never say, boy that QB really moved the offense down field throwing in the flat to those RBs. Moving the offense in the sense we are talking about involves WRs and TEs too. And speaking of WRs

    4) Yeah how could I forget Davon Johnson’s huge contribution of 5 receptions for 71 yards his freshman year. That’s a legendary performance! Moron….

    Listen we all get it, you think you know it all. But really what you sound like is a guy who has never left the 305 and is ignorant to anything outside of your accepted “reality.” Keep on preachin’ brother, a sucker is born every minute…

    ——

    There is no good non-gay way to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway.

    Sir, I love you. LOL.

  119. Scout..

    Crow is ranked 27th best QB 3 stars.

    Duke ranked as the #10 RB 4 stars.

    Trent Taylor #18 DE 4 stars

    Keith Brown #19 OLB 4 stars.

    Leggett #16 CB 3 stars

    Bailey #25 Safety 3 stars

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  120. and to be clear(for shwarma5), i don’t give a shat whether you agree or disagree with what i type/d. Go back to your room numb nutz, you have no points. You just proved your whole knowledge of football with that statement you made that i posted up above, better yet, i’ll repost it for those who missed it:
    ////////////////////////////////
    narrator: shwarma5 says:
    April 4, 2011 at 3:00 PM
    Este, I disagree, that is taking what the defense gives you. To say a QB is moving the team down field implies he is doing it with his arm in a vertical sense, or with his legs.
    /////////////////////////////

    And you calling me stupid, mofo, you need to just sit down, keep re-reading what you posted and than go keep doing dumb stupid phucka:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1AQxw18f8w

  121. PB, Canez1, and all my other friends on EOTH check this shyt out sometime

    http://solarcane.net/

    mary EOTH looks great! your sweat is paying off, nice work
    solar

  122. Canez1 says:
    April 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM
    Michael Bradley
    April 4, 2011 at 2:12 PM
    http://www.caneinsider.com/content/330-inside-avery-johnson.html

    Avery Johnson interview

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aCrNa-4hhA

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    ////////////////////////////////

    lol, say it again, NO NO NO, we already know what time it is when it comes to them johnson boyz, plus you already know pj and family already told lil brah, if you coming to lsu, you gotta come for free, you already know they watching us now! So he’s either going to have to come to Miami for free and that’s why golden luv’s it at UM, he knows you don’t have to pay players to come here!

  123. avatar
    Esteban says:

    Bori, ancient isn’t good when it comes to college coaches. Plus he’s a rolling stone…won’t be around long. Those two things combined will make recruiting a b*tch. He’s a helluva coach, but hasn’t done the college thing in forever and after coming in hot usually see dimensioning returns quick and he takes off.

    Martin has only coached as the head coach 4 years. He’s been in the tourney each year. He’s had Kansas State higher ranked then they ever where (at least since I can remember). They had one good year with Huggins before Martin took over, but had been almost 20 years since they had a consistent winner prior to that. And him being local is going to have the recruiting game on lock for local talent. Plus he’ll be bringing in top Puerto Rican talent since he’s been doing that since he recruited J.J. Barea to Northeastern back in the day. He’s rough. And that’s a good thing. Need some toughness after Haith’s passiveness.

  124. avatar
    Esteban says:

    3xCanes, why wouldn’t he? He’s got ties out the a$$ to Miami. Who doesn’t want to go home as the knight riding in to turn things around?

  125. Does anyone honestly believe crazy-eyes Martin would leave the confines of a basketball loving school like KSU to come to MIAMI??

    Those fans LOVE basketball and he knows it. That arena gets DEAFENINGLY loud.

  126. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    I’ll say this…

    Miami TRULY has a shot with A. Johnson.

    No BS.

  127. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Hey Karl, how about I try this again.

    Way to take one statement, that is an opinion, and then treat it like there is an actual factual answer (which there is not). Not to mention you take one statement from a whole conversation and also think that is telling of something, when it is out of context.

    As I said in my convo with Este, to me the QB moving the team down field means that he is doing something above average in making that happen. To me, a QB throwing the ball in the flat moving it down field, is not something that speaks to what he is doing in a unique way, but is rather a response to what the defense is doing and the skill of his RBs.

    I would never say “boy that QB really moved the team down the field throwing in the flat.” I would say, the QB was EFFECTIVE getting the ball to his RBs, as THEY (the RBs) moved the chains.

    Can’t believe we are even arguing this, but I am not going to stand by and deal with your shiz.

  128. Thanks, Solar! Great to see you around!!!

  129. solarcane says:
    April 4, 2011 at 7:43 PM
    PB, Canez1, and all my other friends on EOTH check this shyt out sometime

    http://solarcane.net/

    mary EOTH looks great! your sweat is paying off, nice work
    solar
    /////////////////////////////////

    It can’t be, the one and only solarCane, what up man lol.

  130. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Esteban says:
    April 4, 2011 at 7:54 PM
    3xCanes, why wouldn’t he? He’s got ties out the a$$ to Miami. Who doesn’t want to go home as the knight riding in to turn things around?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Este – I hear you. It’s just a gut feeling I have. I know PB thinks he’s crazy, and he probably is half-crazy at least, but I’d take him. He’d bring some juice…but I’m just saying I just don’t see him doing it. Hope I’m wrong. Also, even if he wanted to, not sure if DS would sign off on him, but who knows?

  131. Louis Murphy arrested for having Viagra without a valid prescription.

    Let the jokes ensue..:

  132. No, you’re arguing against your own ignorance when it comes to football, no matter how many times you try and state it as “your opinion” however you want to take ownership of it, it’s stupid, just like the majority of your vampire analogy post, 1 more time for those who may not know what’s going on, but mainly for him:

    narrator: shwarma5 says:
    April 4, 2011 at 3:00 PM
    Este, I disagree, that is taking what the defense gives you. To say a QB is moving the team down field implies he is doing it with his arm in a vertical sense, or with his legs.
    /////////////////////////////////

    And than he calls himself disagreeing with esteban with that so called counter point, REALLY, look, i’mma tell you again, get your coloring books out, stay in between the lines this time, i don’t want to hear another word out your keyboard, GO TO YOUR ROOM!
    rofl, i rest my case

  133. The salary cap is not high enuff to bring martin down here, he’ll only come because it’s home. I know this guy, he’s from kansas and he’s constantly reminding me of how k-state had beasley, bill walker and should’ve had aj mayo, like i told him, they ran out cap space trying to get that 3 headed monster out there so he went to usc where there was money left. I keep telling him, they need to explain how they keep getting these players to come all the way from maryland/dc(beasley, they got 3 from d.c. right now) josh selby at kansas. Than i told em, they still need to explain how they got mitch richmond out there too.

    Miami basketball needs a coach like martin on the sidelines, he’ll bring that fire/football mentality to the players that come here. frank haith, he ain’t got to go home, i just glad he got the hell out of here. The only player i know that went pro who played under frank haith is jimmy graham, and we all know which sport took him there, under the watchful eye and tutelage of coach shannon &, gotta give em credit fluzzi panuzzi(the one guy i’m glad we don’t have to see anymore)

  134. avatar
    BoriCane says:

    Este,

    Dont dismiss Larry Brown for being ancient, under that thinking you also dismiss Jim Calhoun (2 years younger) or Phil Jackson (5 years younger). Granted he has been around but I believe that under Miami scenario he would be here for a longer period. We all know what happened at Detroit and the Knicks. Anyway I wouldn’t be concerned about the impact in recruiting, this is not football is one and done college basketball we are talking about.

    As for Martin, yeah I know he has recruited good guards, specially Pullen, JJ and Dennis, I guess his next recruit will be Carmelo Betancourt. Even though he has 3 tournament appearances I feel his style burns players and I don’t consider him a good strategist.

  135. Seriously, the douchelord who proclaimed Floriduh is THE REAL []_[] gets arrested for Viagra and you guys don’t got jokes?!?!

    I’m shocked and frankly, very disappointed.

  136. avatar
    raizecane says:

    JSQ says:
    April 4, 2011 at 8:28 PM
    Louis Murphy arrested for having Viagra without a valid prescription.

    Let the jokes ensue..:

    ****************************************************************

    He’s looking at a stiff penalty for this…….. :-)

  137. Dude is 23! VIAGRA?!

    I guess after you see TT and Meyer make out after games one too many times, it takes a village to get it up again.

  138. 23 . . . isn’t that the time of life where you guys practically have to tape that ish down and your gfs are like “keep that thing away from me” after rolling over at 4am wanting to go for 10?

    I mean, so I’ve read or whatever.

  139. Thank you, Raize!!!!

  140. http://gallery.pictopia.com/fortlsun/photo/7386145/

    The last time Louis Murphy could get anything up

  141. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Apparently there is no reasoning with Karl…you stay on your corner yappin and I will keep driving by, I am sure you will still be there later…same song, different day

  142. I’m pretty disappointed . . . I thought you all were more immature than this!

  143. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    Apparently for Murphy, in the bedroom its all about the orange and blue (little pills that is…)

    Murphy’s excuse, I was just picking these up for Al…

  144. Aldarius, CJ Holton, and some others as stated the other day are in the DOG HOUSE. This is on Twitter (Saveumfootball).

    Yes. @UMsportsguy Aldarius? A source tells me he’s inquiring about a transfer. Rumor is, AJ told locker room, he’s “wasting his time” at UM.
    10:13 AM Apr 3rd via Twitter for iPhone in reply to UMsportsguy

  145. Thank you, Shwarma.

    You and Raize get all the jello shots you can handle at Ohio State.

    The rest of you . . .

    Meh. Much like Louis Murphy’s old girlfriends have said, your performance was not up to my expectations.

  146. Yeah, with as slow as AJ is, he doesn’t want to waste time walking to get his next meal.

  147. avatar
    Esteban says:

    some guys need a change of scenery. hopefully will work out for them in the future for their sake.

  148. avatar
    Esteban says:

    and he is wasting his time at UM. not like its a lie. should RS and get his a$$ in shape while transferring to a different D 1 school.

  149. Yeah, I wish the best for all these guys. I’m just making jokes. Blame Murphy!

  150. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    bg, I think he already took that Tweet down

    Looks like Charlie Brown might owe Truth a bottle of McCallan, as after a transfer its usually downhill

  151. avatar
    shwarma5 says:

    of course its all rumor.

  152. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    LMAO @ Murphy

    Then again, if I had spent my impressionable youth watching the Pouncey twins mouth kiss and stroking Teabag’s hair, I might need some help getting Fat Albert to come out and play, too.

  153. avatar
    PlayaCane aka Rashad says:

    Slo Mo #4 showing his true colors. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, or maybe it should, to give you a lil speed burst!!

  154. The thing about aldarius and davon, whether it was work ethic or not, those 2 had a real productive freshmen campaign when you average out there time on the field vs impact plays. Than aldarius, even in his sophmore year, made some clutch plays, other than hank the only other receiver that made the real impact plays on a conssitent basis was aj2 and collier. travis benjamin makes several big plays, but impact plays in the crunch, those spots are reserved for hank, aj2 and collier. I know golden is trying to spin it a certain way, but several guys on the team are not with the way the new crew is trying to bring it, got a lot to do with other things and what not, but in the end, alot of guys are looking past that and looking forward to the future as well.

    This team will play tuff and ball like always, it’ll just depend on how much these guys like golden and crew vs are they real people or are they the corporate type. traditionally at UM, the headcoaches who have been real successfull fast, weren’t the corporate type guys. butch davis, being able to put the right staff together and having an eye for talent is what got him over, but he’s a corporate type, guys like schnelly, jimmy johnson and than dennis erickson was smart enuff and had no choice but to say forget it, i can’t change these guys(him being in Miami with that type conflict drove him to really drinking). Anyway, we’ll see where golden stacks up, he seems to be a guy who beats to his own drum, time will tell.

  155. JSQ – Jennifer Hudson’s version of the song was a complete f*cking travesty last year, that’s what’s wrong with her … if you wanted nothing but a shameless plug of seeing her lip syncing in different studios or looking right into the damn camera like she was on American Karaoke – than ya, that bullsh*t she pulled was perfect for it

    Oh wait, CBS got absolutely blasted by everyone b/c of Hudson last year, so they pulled her from doing it again in favor of the original guy who died 6 years ago

    So, I’m thinking the executives and people that care about their product being placed on the air at CBS are in agreement that Hudson was awful

  156. Didn’t see it, Six.

  157. Louis Murphy got busted for having Viagra … ok

    Ya, he’s not older than 23 or whatever but I knew some guys in college that downed those Stamina RX pills (same ingredients as Viagra) b/c they were freaks and wanted to try and shoot porn all day long

    So maybe Murphy is getting worn the hell out by not only banging his girl, but a bunch of other girls as well in a short time span .. or maybe his girl just isn’t doing it for him anymore so he needs a booster

    Hell, if anything, his girl should be happy he’s going out to get it for her own sake and if he’s not “performing” well enough for her, then she’ll dump his ass – right?

  158. Best sign in the background during the Halftime Report tonight ..

    “RICE OWLS .. we didn’t make it to the Final Four, but neither did TEXAS”

  159. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    When you’re 23 a light breeze will get you aroused.

  160. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    LOL CIKY thats some funny ish

    JSQ dont watch The Wire thus I do not get the reference :( I spend my time only on sports, seinfeld, and reality tv.. no tv series except weeds and east bound and down.. thats just how i roll

  161. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Can’t believe Butler is still in this thing…if it stays close Butler could pull this one out of their …

  162. avatar
    PlayaCane aka Rashad says:

    LOL @ CCC

  163. Six, no healthy 23 year old needs Viagra. Dude must be pretty wacked.

    Not to mention, no girl in her right mind would want anything to do with a big black 23 year old football player jacked up on that stuff. Sounds like a very painful way to be wheelchair bound for a week.

  164. Philly, you should check it out! Great show!!!

  165. CanesCanesCanes – true, I remember at 22 when I worked in a surf shop and the girls I worked with would sometimes just wear a bikni top and boy shorts – ya, there were wayy too many times where I had to work the cash register b/c if I didn’t and worked the floor, it would’ve looked like I had Pinocchio hidden in my shorts, lying his ass off ..

    .. but if your girl is a deadfish and you’re getting too used to it …. if you do the “dip n sniff” with your finger on her and seagulls all the sudden appear at your window – you might need some herbal help

  166. JSQ – maybe she’s like that crazy lady in Coming to America, hahaha

    :36 seconds in

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zPc6JI-6U4

  167. Lmao, Six, that is one of my favorite movies!!!

    Just let your soul glooooooowwwww!

  168. Six, I just vomited a little in my mouth.

    You need to meet some nice girls who bathe themselves.

  169. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    lol Six

    Holy sh!t – working in a surf shop @ 22. Dream job. Healthy, barely dressed surfer chicks? Yea, put me behind the cash register too. Although I’d be working angles all day long…I’m sure you had it covered

    Damn, six, put me in a fkn time machine. No worries and that sweetness all around – hope you enjoyed it

  170. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I jinxed Butler – they just don’t gave the big bodies inside

  171. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    gave=have

  172. JSQ – those very few were my “slump busters” while I was in high school & college .. our coach even encouraged us to get some … then Mark Grace came out on the Jim Rome show years later and talked about it openly

    Believe me, I was straight nasty back then – left a few of them crying b/c of the things I said or the positions I left them in and just walked out the door

    I actually sprayed one of them with some Glade Vanilla scent under her mini-skirt after a date

    I left one girl with her ass up in the air b/c I gotta admit, when I ripped the undies off, it looked straight up like she sat on a Arbys sandwich … almost Shapei-ish

  173. Um, wow, Six. Not really sure how to respond to that. Troubling, although I’m assuming these girls knew what they were getting into.

  174. This 4am wake up is going to suck tomorrow. Can’t sleep.

  175. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Must have been one hell of a slump

  176. JSQ – ya, hahaha .. baseball groupie chicks, the lot of them

    I won’t even get into what a “Zombie Face” is or a “White Sneeze” .. or even “Closet Time”

    The guys on here would think it’s funny as sh*t though

  177. Six, that sounds like great tailgate jokes to tell while I am serving people cupcakes and jello shots, aka, out of ear shot!

    I don’t understand the slump concept but I guess that’s a guy thing.

  178. Wait, baseball groupies?

    [blank stare]

    they have those?

    Must be an easy home run.

    I got jokes.
    😉

  179. golden would’ve impressed me if he got this guy to come in!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swq7b8r3VIw

  180. JSQ – Slumpbuster, basically when you’re in a slump in baseball you do whatever you have to to get out of it … same as when you’re on a hot streak, you do whatever it takes to stay on it – pretty superstitious sport

    Premise of a slump buster is, you gotta go find some chick that you could basically lay salt blocks out for and they’d come moseying on over to lick them … two legged heffers, not exactly hose beasts, but usually girls that are also deemed “practice girls” for a lot of guys

    You just gotta take one for the team and lay the wood to the chick – and it’s supposed to get you out of your slump sooner than later, b/c you know that if you stay in your slump, you gotta go slay some more of those heffers until you get out of it

    It’s also called “jumping on a grenade for the boys”

    The girl at the end of this clip would work as a Slumpbuster

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnOU51nPUo4

  181. New blog up