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Miami vs. OSU Preview

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~ The following article was contributed by esteemed Eye of the Hurricane blogger, Delray ~

The Miami Hurricanes (0-1, 0-1 ACC) will host the Ohio State University (2-0) on Saturday, to be televised by ESPN starting at 7:30pm. The Hurricanes need a win to prevent from goin 0-2 for the first time since 1978.

Let’s take a closer look at the Buckeyes statistically.

QB – Senior Joe Bauserman (6’1, 230) is an older (25-ish), stay in the pocket type QB. He has rushed 8 times for 39 yards and 1 TD.  Through the air, he has completed 28-of-46 for 352 yards. Joe has thrown 4 TDs in the short season averaging 176 yards passing per game with an efficiency rating of 153.8.

RB – The Buckeyes’ rushing attack has been focused on 2 RBs  The leading rusher is Carlos Hyde (6’0, 238, So.) with 39 attempts for 173 yards and two scores. Behind Carlos is Rod Smith (6’3, 230, Rsf.) with 25 carries for 98 yards and a single TD. Hyde has a slight edge over Smith with an average of 4.3 yards per carry vs 3.9.

WR – Devin Smith (6’3″, 190, Fr.) and Verlon Reed  (6’0, 195, Rsf.) each have 5 receptions for 119 and 89 yards respectively.  Chris Fields (6’0″, 188, So) has chipped in with 3 receptions for 20 yards. Smith has the lone touchdown amongst the wide receivers. Tight End Jake Stoneburner (6’5, 245, Jr.) has eight catches for 93 yards and four touchdowns.

OL – The offensive line for Ohio State has not allowed a sack in this short season.  They are anchored by center Mike Brewster (6″5″,305, Sr.) a 4 year starter and perhaps one of the top centers in the country.

DL – Tackles John Simon (6’2″, 270, Jr.) and Johnathan Hankins (6’3, 335, So.) have 5 and 8 total tackles, respectively, and have combined for two sacks.

Defensive end Nathan Williams (6’3, 255, Sr.) has 2 tackles while nose tackle Garret Goebel (6’3, 230, Jr.) has totaled 6 tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss.

LB – The Buckeyes have a deep LB core with some experience.  Andrew Sweat (6’2, 238, Sr.) has eleven total stops, three TFL,  one interception and one pass broken up. Etienne Sabino has contributed heavily with (6’3, 242) has 11 tackles, four TFL, and two sacks. Storm Klein (6’2, 230, So.) has 3 tackles.   

CB/S – Corner Dominic Clarke (5’10” 190, So.) has 6 stops and 3 passes defended. Bradley Roby (5’11, 185, Fr.) has 6 tackles and 1 pass defended. LS  Orhian Johnson (6’2, 205, Jr.) has 10 tackles. RS C.J. Barnett (6’0, 190, So.) has 7 tackles.

K/P – Drew Basil is 0-of-2 on 2 long FG attempts.  He’s 9-of-9 on PATs. Punter Ben Buchanan has 10 punts, averaging 36 yards per punt.

Kick/Punt Returns – Jaamal Berry (should have been a ‘Cane) has 3 kick return chances for 66 total yards with a long of 28 yards. He averages 22 yards per kick return. Chris Fields has 4 punt returns for 84 yards, averaging 21.0 per return, with a long of 69 yards for a touchdown.

Key Match-ups

The Buckeyes currently lack the home run threat they have had in the past (either due to suspension or graduation) but will come strong using one of their big RBs out of the backfield or tight end Stoneburner.  I would not look for a lot of deep patterns based on how their offense is set up and also how the Miami defense performed against Maryland.  The Buckeyes are 7 – 9 once in the red-zone in scoring touchdowns.  This is where Stoneburner is at his best.  QB Joe Bauserman  is as far from Pryor as possible with his scrambling abilities.  Look for the Miami defense to try to force him out of the pocket  as he does not have the dual threat capabilities that we have seen in the past.

When Miami has the ball they obviously must not shoot themselves in the foot.  The penalties and turnovers that have plagued the Hurricanes for the past few season and against Maryland need to be controlled.  As most contest go,  the battle is won and lost at the line of scrimmage.  Look for a steady dose of Lamar Miller and Mike James early with a few short passes to start the game.  Also the Hurricanes may try to get TB3 in the game quickly.  He was out against Maryland and I can see a few designed plays to get him in the clear where he can wreak havoc on defense.  The more he is able to stretch the defense the more effective Miller and James will become. 

I will close with the controversial position of QB.  Never have there been so many people pulling for Jacory Harris.  Make no mistake about it.  Love him or hate him,  we will all be pulling for him with all our inner Sebastian strength.  He can, and has the ability to, have a season that could be talked about for years to come.  He even might get a Disney movie out of it (probably not),  but you know what I mean.  All the stars are aligned for him.  It’s his turn to shine.

 

I look forward to seeing you all at Sun Life Stadium Saturday afternoon representing the []_[]!

  1. All about diz U!

  2. 1st

  3. Nice first, UChamps! Orange or green?

    Sy, in honor of OSU week, you can get a second place jello shot as well. :-)

  4. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    It’s great.

    To be.

    A Miami Hurricane.

  5. :( My damn browser caused a 4 second delay posting my post. Oh well!!

    BTW, one thing I hope not to see anywhere else, including this weekend, is drunken Canes fan picking a fight with other Canes fan. At the Maryland game, there were a couple of folks that didn’t necessarily give everyone the best of impressions about our fan base. Some MD folks were laughing at how dumb we we were for picking fights with our own people.

    Enjoy the game folks and drink responsibly!!

  6. Two tickets for Saturday available in alumni section for $100. Let me know if you are interested.

  7. Sy Cane – I agree with you 100% percent. I mean if I wanted to get into a fight, I would bring the wife…..JUST KIDDING PEOPLE. :-)

  8. Hope these aren’t yours.

  9. Can someone answer the following –

    1) when do gates open
    2) Do you need a pass ahead of time or can you pay as you arrive
    3) Will having a parking pass get you in ealier and if so, what time?

  10. raizecane says:
    September 13, 2011 at 10:46 AM
    Can someone answer the following –

    1) when do gates open
    2) Do you need a pass ahead of time or can you pay as you arrive
    3) Will having a parking pass get you in ealier and if so, what time?

    If you have a green pass you can get in at 1:30, other colors 2:30

    You can pay but may be limited to where you can park.

    Also not 100% on this but pretty sure.

  11. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Ed Reed bout to be on 1st and 10

  12. Raize,

    (1) Green – 1pm, Orange and Blue – 2pm
    (2) You can pay when you arrive for the orange lot. $25 I believe.
    (3) Depends on the pass; see above.

  13. JSQ, $100 each?

  14. raizecane says:
    September 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM
    Sy Cane – I agree with you 100% percent. I mean if I wanted to get into a fight, I would bring the wife…..JUST KIDDING PEOPLE.
    //////////////////////////////

    lol!

  15. VEGAS HAS MIAMI AS A 2 POINT FAVORITE RIGHT NOW

  16. 2 for $100.

    Good deal.

    They are from the blogger CrewChic92. They have a crew reunion that weekend so she has tickets with them – needs to unload hers.

  17. Dang it certainly is! Lemme check with my boy to see if he wants to go.

  18. avatar
    SpeedWrecks says:

    University of Miami gains ground in college rankings

    A respected national survey of the country’s top schools
    puts the University of Miami at No. 38, the state’s highest.

    BY LOMI KRIELbrowardnews@MiamiHerald.com

    The University of Miami is continuing its meteoric ascent on the U.S. News & World Report’s national college rankings list, leaping nine places this year.

    It remains Florida’s top school for the second year in a row, good news indeed for Hurricanes chagrined by recent media coverage of the football team’s troubles.

    Considered the 38th best university in the nation, according to the widely-read, if hotly-debated annual rankings released Tuesday, the improvement made UM, a private school in Coral Gables, one of the fastest-rising institutions among national universities and the only college in the top 50 to make such significant advancement over the past year.

    “What’s not to feel good about?” said Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM executive vice president and provost. “This is phenomenal progress.”

    President Donna Shalala called it a “success story [for] our entire South Florida community.”

    UM’s success comes as the University of Florida, which until last year consistently ranked as the state’s best school, tumbled to 58th in the country.

    The state’s flagship university still is considered among the nation’s 30 best public universities, ranking 19th.

    Though many higher-education administrators are skeptical about the rankings, they’re influential, and cause hours of anguish for college officials whose institutions sink, while those who improve plaster their rankings on T-shirts, billboards, and in alumni magazines.

    More than 10 million Internet viewers visited the magazine’s website last year on the day the rankings were posted.

    This year, the usual suspects dominated the top five, with Harvard University, the country’s oldest and richest, with the biggest endowment among the world’s higher-education institutions, finishing first, as it did last year.

    Princeton, Yale, and Columbia Universities — all private institutions with large endowments — followed. Only three public colleges — the University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Virginia — ranked among the country’s best 25 universities. To see the entire list, go to http://www.usnews.com/bestcolleges.

    The rankings depend on a formula that considers such factors as acceptance and graduation rates, student-to-faculty ratios, student selectivity — based on average SAT/ACT scores and number of freshman in their high school’s top 10 percent — and alumni giving. The important peer assessment score is weighted to make up about a fifth of the final tally.

    Robert Morse, director of data research at U.S. News, has overseen the survey for more than two decades, and said that over time “the privates have gone up and the publics have gone down.”

    He said there is a lag before the impact of a depressed economy can be seen in the rankings; last year, when UF fell six spots from 47th to 53rd, was the first to show effects from the recession. This year, it fell back five more positions.

    “The University of Florida is being penalized because of the massive reduction in state support for higher education,” University President Bernie Machen wrote in an email. “The variables we can control — students, graduation, retention are all increasing. The problem is that the nation believes the state of Florida does not value higher education.”

    UF has suffered about a 25 percent drop in state appropriations over the past three years with another 8 percent across-the-board budget cuts approved this session, said Rep. Dwight Bullard of Miami, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee for Higher Education and is the ranking Democrat on the education committee.

    But Morse said the biggest contributor in UF’s decline this year was a marked drop in a peer assessment evaluated by academics, university provosts, and high school counselors across the nation.

    It is in that same measure that UM saw the biggest gain, about 25 points.

    Persuading peers of improvement is like turning around a large ship and takes time, LeBlanc said. UM officials have expected a dramatic gain in its rankings for years, but never knew just when it might come.

    Once typecast as a party school for rich kids, UM has been trying to improve its reputation for years by becoming more selective in its students, increasing graduation and retention rates, and raising millions to upgrade its faculty.

    Boosted by the 2001 hiring of Shalala, secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration, the college has raised its profile by purchasing Cedars Medical Center three years ago and hosting presidential debates.

    UM’s breakthrough into the top tier two years ago came on the heels of the institution’s record-breaking Momentum campaign, which concluded at the end of 2007 and raised more than $1.4 billion for endowed chairs and professorships, scholarships, facilities, academic and medical programs, and other initiatives.

    Over the past 10 years, the number of applicants to the school has nearly doubled, to 25,899 in 2010, with an acceptance rate of 39 percent. The mean SAT score is at a record high of 1295.

    Nearly 70 percent of freshmen last year were in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes, and the six-year graduation rate was at its highest ever, at 80 percent.

    “People started realizing what was happening,” LeBlanc said.

    Other highlights of this year’s rankings include:

    • Florida State University ranked the 101st best university in the country, the University of Central Florida, 177th, and University of South Florida 181st;

    • A host of local universities were listed in the “second tier” of national universities, including Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University and Barry University.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/13/2403967/um-gains-ground-in-college-rankings.html#ixzz1XrCAL3qZ

  19. Yep! Tix are mine! As stated I am sitting with our group and would like to sell my tix to Canes fans. Sec 447 row 2 seats 1&2. Next to student section endzone Who wants em?

  20. Tailgate logistics:

    Green lot people: We are meeting at 12:30 at Wal Mart.

    For those with Orange passes or no passes, don’t worry, I have not foresaken you. We will be in the green lot by 5A, which is by the grass (tailgating on grass > tailgating on pavement) and a sidewalk – it was our spot for the 2008 season. Fond memories. Anyway, across the sidewalk is the orange lot. So, plan to get as close to that sidewalk as possible if you have an orange pass or do not have a pass.

    Blue lot people – sorry, you picked a croc color. No tailgate for you. ;-)

  21. avatar
    SpeedWrecks says:

    Other highlights of this year’s US News & World report rankings include:

    • The University of Florida, which until last year consistently ranked as the state’s best school, tumbled to 58th in the country.

    • Florida State University ranked the 101st best university in the country, the University of Central Florida, 177th, and University of South Florida 181st.

    And just think, why would an athlete interested in an NFL career, a Post-NFL career, AND or a non-professional sports career would even consider going anywhere else in the STATE of Florida besides The []_[] ?

    .

  22. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Hey, no fair, I didn’t pick that ugly ass blue color. Just happened to be what they offered.

  23. I think my friend Jorge, who some of you met at Fridays, is buying the tickets from CrewChic92.

    Cubed, I’m kidding. You are welcome to stop by.

  24. I think this game comes down to us stopping their TE. If we can stop him we have a great shot at winning. If not, it’ll be a long day on 3rd down. We also have to win the special teams battle as well.

  25. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    One day, JSQ, dragging the fam. Maybe I can get away.

    Anyway, looks like you can make it. Great. I’ve got two games this year (both home games) that are iffy because of work.

    Fight the power!

  26. Jacory soundbites (seriously is he really saying this shiz!)

    #UM QB Jacory Harris: “Right now I get nervous in practice because every practice right now feels like a game”

    #UM QB Jacory Harris said he may shed a tear when he runs out of the tunnel Saturday in his home opener as a senior

    F this SOFT TAPE ALL-STAR

    Bg, that leash on him has just been changed to a choke chain…Kid is on real thin ice….

  27. Muschump trying to live up to Cryer in every way possible…Alachua County Corrections All-Star gaining another recruit

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/09/13/gator-arrested-for-resisting-with-violence/related/

    And I like how they basically admit in the article the fix is in…(and yeah I know this shiz goes on everywhere and its a BS charge, just in a F the gators type of mood)

  28. J12 – You here this from @GoldenAL I believe we have. Mental toughness, overcoming obstacles, discipline are key RT @Kojolhave will the u get tougher under your coaching?

    Just for J12’s eyes – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWoD2sQ9LiU

    Seriously dude is pissing me off just as I was like let’s give him another chance. Where’s Mike Leach when you need him

  29. And yeah I am being hard on J12, and really just a little bored at the moment, but this kid has one shot, and when I read this stuff (even if the tears are because he is happy), I just ask myself does this give you the impression to expect anything different (and bg, I know what you will say, but it just kills me to read this stuff when trying to keep an open mind)?

    Kid better bring it on Saturday…

  30. shwarma5 says:
    September 13, 2011 at 12:24 PM
    Jacory soundbites (seriously is he really saying this shiz!)

    #UM QB Jacory Harris said he may shed a tear when he runs out of the tunnel Saturday in his home opener as a senior
    /////////////////////////////////

    YOU, SHUT YOUR HOLE and go and join insanez1, alot of guys have shed tears coming out that tunnel and with this being 12’s senior year and having it all almost snatched away from him, of course him, spence, forston, all those guys might shed tears, would be good to see those three go out for the coin toss, well, maybe not 12, but spence, forston and ojomo would be good. All the suspended guys that came clean, hell i respect both sides, the guys that came clean and the guy that didn’t come clean, hood enigma!

  31. jacory says things and you know what he’s trying to say but yeah it doesn’t get said in the best way. he’s feeding sharks with some quotes.

  32. Lol, Schwarm you’re just bored. Nothing wrong with choking up a bit before a huge game. I’m sure he wouldn’t be the first.

  33. And to be fair and balanced:

    Golden on Harris: “I really believe Jacory is going to show us all Saturday night. …I know in my heart he deserves this opportunity”

    And Cal, that’s fine, you shed that tear…maybe last game, but first game, haven’t heard that…and on top of that don’t go admitting it prior. Maybe say it will be emotional at most. Listen sometimes its not the action but the perception

  34. shwarma5
    September 13, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    And yeah I am being hard on J12, and really just a little bored at the moment, but this kid has one shot, and when I read this stuff (even if the tears are because he is happy), I just ask myself does this give you the impression to expect anything different (and bg, I know what you will say, but it just kills me to read this stuff when trying to keep an open mind)?

    Kid better bring it on Saturday…

    ——————————————————————————————

    That’s why I have been in the sidelines regarding jh12 comeback, giving him the benefit of the doubt. But everytime he opens his mouth I hear more of the same. Some have stated he is more mature, I don’t see it that way, I see same old same old, but will give him the chance to prove me wrong on the field where it really matters. So far his speech has not convince me.

  35. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Could care less what is said or isn’t said. It’s what happens on the field that counts. End of story.

  36. Just hope we will not be needing the tissues on Saturday night!

  37. Jacory made the Dash.

    Jacory Harris (20). The Miami quarterback has been hailed as a Heisman Trophy candidate and hammered as a turnover machine. Lately he’s been part of the Nevin Shapiro problem at Miami, suspended for the Hurricanes’ season-opening loss to Maryland. He’ll be back in the starting lineup Saturday when Ohio State visits. New coach Al Golden desperately hopes he gets the Big-Play Jacory, not the Mistake-Prone Jacory.

  38. Nash – I’m just amazed that anyone would even still defend the kid, esp. if they haven’t seen him in person

    If the only telling stat they can bring up is he went 12-1 last year, I can shoot that down real fast and so can every other sports person in the Tampa area that has seen him play

    He’s the result, he’s not the reason

    I’d truly like to know what Fisch sees in him. I don’t think anyone can/can’t say whether Golden has signed off on him, and if so, what in the hell does he see in him as well?

    His ranking actually dropped from where it was. If his list of offers is correct, he has only 1 and it’s the Canes. I applaud the kid by still wanting to go to Miami even through the “scandal” (which I think makes you a pansy ass if you’re reconsidering b/c of it) … but is that mainly b/c they’re really the biggest school so far that even wants him?

    Charlie Weiss was high on him while at Notre Dame. Why not now?

  39. Listen sometimes its not the action but the perception

    – – –

    As someone who has had more trash talked about me in my life than possibly Lindsey Lohan, I completely disagree, but I see where you are coming from in your profession.

    I embraced the PR snaffoos J12 put us in during 2009. I still won’t listen to Jim Rome because he insulted J12 two years ago. I’m loyal to the dude still because he’s MY f@ck up.

    In sum, he can run his mouth all he wants if he wins the damn game.

    Winning cures all.

  40. I’d give an appendage to be at the pep rally at Monty’s tonight.

    Damn the man. Being a superfan should pay . . better.

  41. Damn, Monty’s really brings me back to Miami lol.

  42. I won’t listen to Tony Kornheiser, Tony Bruno, our local sports talk shows, Colin Cowherd, Johnathan Coachman, Petros & Money, Todd Wright (UM alum) and a list of others b/c simply .. they’re alive. I wouldn’t listen to replays of their shows either if they were dead

    Some of these guys lost me after 1 show, others lost me after 3 minutes

    I’ve also only paid for 2 Sports Illustrated issues after the SI issue devoted to the Canes dropping their football program and I haven’t read any articles or had any issues in my possession since then

    Those 2 issues – one has Clinton Portis on the front after the National Championship .. the other has Ken Dorsey on the front, the official National Championship issue

    Remember in Hot Tub Time Machine JSQ when they were in the hospital, talking to the Doctor about their friend Lou and they said “He’s an azzhole … but he’s out azzhole”

    JSQ is your azzhole

  43. I know, CK. I’m working on Homecoming plans that start at Monty’s.

    AHEM!

    [Timmy, that’s you cue to book the flight already]

  44. J12 will be fine, he is still sporting two titanium screws in thethumb of his throwing hand, but now has his grip back. He’s been injured for one and half years but has played through his pain. Many of his “mistakes” were physical not mental. Top this with his third OC in four years and you do not see the development that should have happened if the program had been stable.

    Don’t discount his leadership. In the summer before his Senior year in High School, NW lost their coach. J12 organized summer workouts and brought his team together. He went on to call all his own plays his Senior year leading NW to the top of High School football. His ability to read defenses was evident when he was thrust into action during the Florida game. With the ball on UM’s 2 he change d the play at the line of scrummage and tossed a quick slant for the 1st down. The ability to change plays at the line was denied him with Wippleball.

    A healthy J12 with a scheme that allows for GB’s to change plays are the reasons J12 will succeed.

  45. Six, you need to fix your typos, bro! lol.

    I fell asleep watching that movie and with my schedule, said F it and sent it back to Netflix so I could get on to True Blood season 3, but yeah, I know what you mean.

    J12 = My f@ck up

    My guy buddies still tease me whenever Jim Rome is on and taunt me with the ‘Canes that he’s praising but I say NO – he insulted J12! I only let my witty and handsome bloggers do that. No one else!

  46. I am proud to announce my plans for world domination . . . er, the collaboration of all my crazy ‘Canes groups for tailgating . . . is coming together.

    I only have one hold out thus far and I think he’s just busy at work.

    God bless the Green lot.

    [sheds tear]

  47. JSQ saw you posted about Saturday above, so ignore that in my FB message. Will see you at 12:30.

  48. I responded anyway, Shwarma. Sent you a text too so that you have my number.

    By the way, everyone, my contacts were wiped out recently so if I ask “who is this?” Don’t be offended.

    It was way awkward on my birthday . . . just kept saying “Thanks . . . you!”

  49. So if someone says something bad about the Canes, that person is less credible or a hater? What if they are stating the obvious like “Warren Sapp is kind of a jerk”?

    Gee, I didnt know so many people didnt like the truth sometimes ;P

    All these emotional posts are kinda silly. Some of those radio jocks are paid to give an opinion, not to kiss ass because it will make someone feel good.

    Stop being emotional people. Whenever I hear an overly emotional post I’m just going to post the “Emotions” song by Destiny’s Child.

  50. Dayton – Warren Sapp is absolutely a jerk.

    In other news, the sun came up today in a sky that is blue.

    I think what Jim Rome said about J12 was f@cked up. You don’t.

    That is not someone being “emotional,” that is someone disagreeing with you.

  51. nice article Delray!

  52. Thanks HD!

  53. Duh – Blonde alert – Forgot to state the obvious – great job Delray and thank you very much for contributing!!! :-)

  54. JSQ says:
    September 13, 2011 at 3:02 PM
    Duh – Blonde alert – Forgot to state the obvious – great job Delray and thank you very much for contributing!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Who is this?

  55. Thanks again.

    Ehh? Who is this?

  56. You guys all know how I feel about some of these players and I am not usually a defender BUT…… did you guys think maybe with all this junk going on, being suspended and possibly being suspended for the season or maybe even kicked off the team, that J12 may just be thankful? Maybe he actually has learned a lesson or two in the last couple of months? Isn’t that what we all want? Now of course we all just want him to win but even if he doesn’t sounds to me like he is starting to grow up some.

    And I don’t think either J12 or Morris are the great QB’s but it is what we got!

  57. JSQ

    September 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    Dayton – Warren Sapp is absolutely a jerk.

    In other news, the sun came up today in a sky that is blue.

    I think what Jim Rome said about J12 was f@cked up. You don’t.

    That is not someone being “emotional,” that is someone disagreeing with you.
    ———————————

    Canez1 says really bad stuff about Jacory all the time. Calls him every name except the child of God. I think he truly despises that kid.

    And c’mon. Whenever someone on here hears a person says something slighty critical of this team, I always hear the usual “this guy is an idiot, he doesn’t know anything” speech, even if its true. That would be an emotional response.

    And besides, I dont even know what Rome said about Jacory. I cant believe some people still listen to him because his show is very annoying. All the jokes he makes aren’t funny and goes on stupid tangents all the time. It cant be half as bad as what some on here say about him.

  58. ^^ What she said.

  59. Dayton,

    (1) Re-read my post. Canez1 = Cane. Not some douche outsider who hears something from someone who heard it from someone who thinks he knows about the ‘Canes. Canez1 can say what he wants. Two-bit sports personalities and “journalists?” Not so much.

    (2) No; not if the person is indeed an idiot who does not know anything. Then, you are just stating a fact.

    (3) If you don’t know what Rome even said, this is probably not a battle you want to continue, because your response on this topic would not be based on facts, but rather opinions/emotions.

  60. Jim Rome is and always will be a nobody. The only reason he is known is because Jim Everett decked his ass on national TV.

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

  61. btw Delray, yes great write up!! It seems the LB’s and the TE are the strong areas for OSU. After reading some of Golden comments ut seems he agrees with you!!

    Again, thanks!

  62. I have another friend with OSU tickets available. 50 yard line, 400 level, visitor side. Waiting on exact price for the pair.

    I think my friends think I am Stub Hub . . . lol.

  63. Stop being emotional people. Whenever I hear an overly emotional post I’m just going to post the “Emotions” song by Destiny’s Child.

    ————-

    hehehehehehehehe ;)

  64. He says $200 for the pair.

  65. Speaking of, this song was the JAM spring semester of my freshman year at UM: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdFg6seiRdg

  66. Say my name say my name . . .

  67. This song is soooo about Kyle Bell flirting with me in Humanities junior year of hs but acting all shy after his soccer games.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSfoD0SQ3cg

    P.S., Wyclef makes any song better.

  68. Whether anyone likes him or not … Rome is basically the most powerful sports talk host out there. No one comes close. His net worth is around $68 Mill and he pulls in around $15 Mill a year

    The fact that his radio show has been going on as long as it has .. and has the ratings it continues to pull in .. is on over 200 stations across the nation .. has over 2 million listeners …… the guy gets it in all facets

    His style has changed over the years, once he got his television show back, he started a turn for the worse in my opinion – he used to take more callers, but he finally realized that wasn’t such a good idea, esp. with all the parrot callers that would just regurgitate what he said and would sound like robots b/c they would/do read their takes from a sheet of paper

    Maybe I’m a little bias b/c of my success I’ve had on his show, but, the guy pulls in great interviews all the time and more people in the world of sports know about him and are willing to go onto his show

  69. The level of Jim Rome’s success is not the point I’m making – maybe someone else.

    My point? Jacory, and the ‘Canes, are MY f@ckups. If someone else outside the fold talks about them, this is my response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n46CtDmKOg

  70. If you are a Cane you should be use to the trash talk

    Been gettin that shyte for almost 30 years now

    Hell even the refs hate us

    Embrace the hate!

  71. I really don’t give a flying fuk what “they” say and whom “they” say it about!

  72. Six, I dont understand why his show is so popular. I cant stand the way his voice sounds and the stupid non-funny jokes he always spits out. Frank Caliendo perfectly sums up all the stupid stuff he says.

    The dude is a ESPN creation.

    I like Cowherd. He’s generally pretty funny and tells it like it is, especially when he makes fun of people. He’s an a**hole, but a**holes are often very funny. I like how he calls people “booger-eaters” because he’s just saying what everybody is thinking.

  73. And BTW, what did ole Jim say about Jacory that was so untrue?

  74. Cc agree with your post 100%

  75. Good for you, Sailor.

    [golf clap]

    Dayton, try google.

  76. Like I said embrace the hate

  77. http://m.espn.go.com/ncf/story?storyId=6964586&i=FB&w=1b0be&wjb

    Good story about Bobby Bowden, especially for y’all men.

  78. Esteban

    Are you on twitter?

  79. I dont know if I read the right article, but all I found was Jim Rome pleasing Tebow with his mouthpiece in more ways than one.

    I didnt really see anything directly insulting Jacory. Didnt call him overrated or anything. Just took the “virginity” comments out of context, which is typical for sports talk.

    I always thought the pink pimpsuit comments were a little over the top. Out of all the colors, you choose pink? Really?

  80. Dayton, I am wearing a pink cardigan right now, watch yourself! ;-)

    And it wasn’t an article, you need to see the clip. Rome basically slammed the ‘Canes and felated the crocs.

    Again, in my book, Jacory can say whatever he wants as long as he wins.

  81. If the threw 4 TDs instead of INTs last year in Columbus, I would probably have a pair of Raiders overalls.

    True story.

  82. But JSQ just to play devil’s advocate, Rome bashed Louis Murphy when he said the UF was the now “The U”…

  83. Dayton, Jacory was just joking around with Dan LeBatard about the pink suit. The conversation started with how long Jacory’s hair was and evolved into something ridiculous. I listen to Lebby all the time… he gets people to say the darndest things (ask Tim Hardaway lol). Lebby asked Jacory what he thought about Timmy being a virgin too & his surprised response was basically that’s a lie I know guys at UF. Rome went off on that and his pink suit comments. I can’t remember what other insults he threw Jacory’s way, but the entire segment was stupid and a waste of my time… and I agree with you that worse things have been said about Jacory by “family”. I see Jim Rome as a shock jock type who takes things out of context and/or blows up the ridiculous on a daily basis. I don’t listen to Rome just like I don’t listen to Stern anymore. It’s just too much of the same stuff.

    And of course emotions are running high on this blog… that’s the unfortunate side effect of a loss.

  84. Indeed, Shwarma, but a year later he slammed J12 and that was it for me. Dude just runs his mouth without knowing much about the situation on which he speaks.

    He should work for Yahoo! Sports.

  85. My Facebook page has officially turned into ‘Canes/suckeyes stub hub.

  86. JSQ, you’re supposed to wear pink :P

    Not the starting QB of the Miami hurricanes.

    And so far I haven’t found a clip of Rome bashing Jacory other than that little segment where he went in on the pimp suit comments.

    But I did find about 3 other clips of him actually praising the Canes, so technically that 3:1 ratio would suggest that he likes the program.

  87. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    As a valued Club seat season ticket holder you have the opportunity to purchase additional individual game Club seat tickets to any Hurricanes home game at 50% off the regular game day price. Quantities will be limited to two times the number of Club seats in your account, (i.e. if you have two Club seat season tickets, you may purchase up to four individual game Club seats at 50% off). Take advantage of this fantastic opportunity now and start by bringing more friends, family or co-workers to Saturday night’s home opener when the Canes take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at 7:30 PM. It’s a deal you shouldn’t pass up. We’re looking to pack Sun Life Stadium, giving the Canes the all important home field advantage. We’ll see you Saturday, and GO CANES!

  88. People are seriously just having conversations on my page about tickets not even directed towards me . . . lol.

    I should start another business . . .

  89. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Based on above, are ticket sales not going well for OSU?

    COME ON, PEOPLE!!!

    Get you asses to the game

  90. Seriously, Cubed, if I can sacrifice sleep and weekends and things I won’t mention on a blog to get my a$$ to this game, then there are no excuses.

  91. Just because your athletes are getting “light” sentences, does having 40+ arrested in the last 3 years NOT constitute lack of institutional control? http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/13/2405434/floridas-larson-gets-deferred.html

  92. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Agreed.

    Nobody liked the Naryland result but I saw no quit in this team.

    Also, I’ve got a feeling they’re going to use TB right. Thinking he might have a breakout game.
    Fantasizing about a blowout.

  93. JFlisk, when I think of Floriduh, I think of this song by Led Zeppelin: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZVsGxa_Vzk

  94. Cubed, my mouth just watered at the thought.

  95. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Big sausage fingers + tiny iPhone keyboard = FAIL

  96. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Cane porn

  97. There is really a Led Zeppelin song for everything . . .

    Here is one describing my feelings towards my Alma Mater . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBI_Av00_Fo&feature=related

    P.S., Good Lord help me find this bankruptcy jurisdiction case so I can stop trying to keep myself awake with random songs!

  98. What Canechic told the ticket office when they called to renew her season tickets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrVDViSlsSM&feature=related

  99. LED ZEP IS THE F-ING SHYT!!!

  100. LOOKS LIKE OHIO STATE GETS 3 GUYS BACK,MUST REPAY MONEY FROM THE CHARITY EVENT

  101. Leave jim rome alone, he’s still a virgin, that’s why he got agitated. And i didn’t really realize his show was actually still on, every time a happened to catch him on t.v., it looks like a rerun from the 80’s still. When i see jim rome by mistake it makes me think of shows that were going on when he 1st came out like this:
    http://youtu.be/9N4O0nPIdnY

  102. HearAcane says:
    September 13, 2011 at 2:05 PM
    J12 will be fine, he is still sporting two titanium screws in thethumb of his throwing hand, but now has his grip back. He’s been injured for one and half years but has played through his pain. Many of his “mistakes” were physical not mental. Top this with his third OC in four years and you do not see the development that should have happened if the program had been stable.

    Don’t discount his leadership. In the summer before his Senior year in High School, NW lost their coach. J12 organized summer workouts and brought his team together. He went on to call all his own plays his Senior year leading NW to the top of High School football. His ability to read defenses was evident when he was thrust into action during the Florida game. With the ball on UM’s 2 he change d the play at the line of scrummage and tossed a quick slant for the 1st down. The ability to change plays at the line was denied him with Wippleball.

    A healthy J12 with a scheme that allows for GB’s to change plays are the reasons J12 will succeed.
    ////////////////////////////////

    This man needs to be heard mo often!

  103. The soundtrack for Cubed’s “‘Cane Porn” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z30HykJ8FAw&feature=related

  104. Gotta give it em, and if he plays the whole season and one more after that he might be in 1st place!
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=ApjHREjJBF69j1ah.0lMeAg5nYcB?slug=jc-cole_direct_snap_reed_best_ballhawk_091311

  105. JSQ
    September 13, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    He should work for Yahoo! Sports.

    ————————————————————————————–

    LMAO!! Brilliant!!

  106. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I’m really starting to get a good feeling about this game.

  107. Thanks KL and Sailor!!!

    LOL – JSQ

    Was going to try really hard to make it to the OSU game but it is Angry’s drill weekend and Nick’s last weekend with his friends before he leaves on the 21st for Oregon.

    Angry and I will be watching the game at the home of our favorite Luckeyes…..oh lord I am not so sure about this???

  108. JSQ
    September 13, 2011 at 6:40 PM

    What Canechic told the ticket office when they called to renew her season tickets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrVDViSlsSM&feature=relat
    ———–

    Damn, i used to get hypnotized to this jam!

    ” leave you in tha summaaaa tiiiiimmeee!!!!”

  109. canechic, maybe that will bring us luck…? I’m grasping at straws here, aren’t I? LMFAO!

    I know I know, C1… f’in nerd.

  110. Canechic, I’m happy you took that with the humor with which it was intended.

    And I can’t believe you would watch the game with suckeyes.

    I’d probably be arrested if I tried that!

  111. When the Canes eventually win a championship under Golden, we can play this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EEq0kmmw3E

  112. Ncaa has ruled on boisie, they got off pretty easy

  113. I’m telling ya’ll..

    FSU keeps it EVER so classy..

    http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/294074_10101008318144203_5217430_71830639_1267186736_n.jpg

    What a FINE looking shirt, that is..

  114. Bennie

    Pretty funny shirt

    But I think OU will be making some new bytches this saturday with Jimbo & Co

  115. Sailor, yeah i’m on twitter i saw you started to follow me. Got the e-mail at least. I’m waiting for sponsorship $$ to tweet more. no point in giving wisdom and helping my fellow man became a better person for free.

  116. KL I stayed in the bathroom on many occasion so the Canes could win, so I sure am willing to try anything(well almost anything) to get a win on Saturday night! Please win!!!! :)

    I know JSQ! Angry says we can leave if it gets rough! I bet we are out of there by the 2nd qtr!

  117. By the way how did you guys stand those fans wearing those Sucks to be U shirts?

    Yikes not sure how “nice” I would have been!

  118. I’ll never understand buying shirts that rips the opposing school…just seems like a waste of money.

  119. Hopefully Blow the big game Bobbo has a win in the state of Florida in him..

    His record in the panhandle isn’t too impressive.. Outside is another story.

  120. Canechic, I think every school we play this year will have them. I just kept telling people who wore them “Yeah, thanks! You’re veeery original ;)”

  121. Landry Jones might have a little trouble with that secondary this Saturday than he did a year ago, even with that frenetic pace they play.

    The question is if EJ can make some plays through the air because OU is going to zone him to death. We’ll find out if he can actually read a defense now.

  122. Again, and pardon my french..

    But FUCK ESPN. And all that is ESPN.

    They put together a Gameday video for the upcoming OU/FSU game, and the ONLY highlights they show for FSU’s part is the Miami game, whereas OU they took snippets from the Fiesta Bowl, the FSU game, several games.

    Obvious hatred is obvious.

  123. LOL Bennie!

    To quote Sailor, embrace the hate!

    ;)

  124. SailorCane says:
    September 13, 2011 at 8:36 PM
    Bennie

    Pretty funny shirt

    But I think OU will be making some new bytches this saturday with Jimbo & Co
    ////////////////////////////////

    What would be funny is if stoops and company tell the players to wear it under their jersey and every time they score, pull up there jersey’s!

  125. The problem with fsu playing osu is simple, osu runs a more agressive spread offense than what jimbo does, so there defense is use to going against that offense all day long but at a quicker pace, at the pace jimbo and co run it, it makes it easy for the sooners to defend it, plus when you throw in the fact that ej manuel said he was nervous prior to the cupcake game they just had, he’ll probably be hyperventilating once they run out on the field. The only way fsu wins this game is if they’re defense keeps them in it, otherwise, it’ll be a long day again, but this game won’t be as bad as last years game, no way and with lamarcus joyner out there and having a year up under his belt, if landry makes any slight mistakes, lamarcus will make em pay.

    I’m not sure who’ll win this game, but i give the edge to oklahoma simply because offensively, both teams run a version of the spread and the sooners run a more aggressive version, at the same time, i don’t see oklahoma being able to run it like the ydid last year either, so this is going to be an interesting game, if it’s close in the 4th quarter, fsu should win it. Now, fsu hasn’t been running the ball good either thus far this year, so it’s going to be an interesting game, turn-overs and special teams will definitely determine this game.

  126. I took Sailor’s advice and just wrote the most hateful preview for a Floriduh game I could muster.

    Cubed, please restrain yourself from submitting it for a Pulitzer. They won’t appreciate its beauty.

  127. Gawd, I still can’t believe my daughter is going to that school.

    Oh, the humanity!!

  128. And Calvin… that would be classic.

  129. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    “Sucks to be []_[]” shirts are great. On TV, and also from a distance, they just look like []_[] shirts. Joke’s on the wearer.

    You’re right: embrace the hate.

  130. Are you guys kidding me??? Criticizing a SENIOR because he MAY get emotional AFTER having the one thing he loves almost taken away from him FOR GOOD??? That makes you SOFT TAPE??? REALLY???? I LOVE that he has emotion. I LOVE that he has passion. You guys always say he’s walking around like he doesn’t care and then when he says something that shows he cares you THROW HIM UNDER THE BUS. ADMIT IT, you guys just don’t like the kid! It is what it is and I’ll respect you a lot more if you are just HONEST about it! Can’t believe some of you sometimes!

  131. Deep breaths, bg. We’re all a little emotional around here.

    I kid… I kid.

    :)

  132. Don’t make bg get the bonecrushers!!!!

    Y’all are in trooouuuuubbblllle!

  133. [JSQ’s liver screams in horror]

  134. avatar
    ChiTownCane says:

    Good night fellow Canes. 4 days and counting…

  135. bg1906 says:
    September 13, 2011 at 10:58 PM
    Are you guys kidding me??? Criticizing a SENIOR because he MAY get emotional AFTER having the one thing he loves almost taken away from him FOR GOOD??? That makes you SOFT TAPE??? REALLY???? I LOVE that he has emotion. I LOVE that he has passion. You guys always say he’s walking around like he doesn’t care and then when he says something that shows he cares you THROW HIM UNDER THE BUS. ADMIT IT, you guys just don’t like the kid! It is what it is and I’ll respect you a lot more if you are just HONEST about it! Can’t believe some of you sometimes!
    ////////////////////////////////

    They luv to hate em even after a win, don’t worry bg, salty is salty, a hater is a hata, a tear is a tear. I’m not sure if you seen main man’s post up @ the 2:05p.m. mark, with the appropriate name “hearACane” but he basically said what we’ve(me, you & esteban) been preaching for the longest, the man wasn’t even healthy last year, lol, people really don’t understand the man’s right thumb was basically null and void and he took that support so people wouldn’t target it in games, that’s why the man kept throwing off of his back foot, to prevent him banging that hand up again.

    People throwing that soft tape around real losely but i got all of them on that tape if they had that same injury and still balled.

  136. ### UM was disappointed about losing speedy former South Broward High running back Kevin Grooms, who did not receive NCAA clearance to play this season and enrolled at Marshall… Golden said Michael Williams and Lee Chambers will share time at one cornerback spot – with Brandon McGee at the other – and how they play will determine whether JoJo Nicolas is moved back from safety to corner when Armstrong returns in the fifth game…
    Golden said he will pick two defensive tackle starters from among Marcus Forston (a front-runner), Micanor Regis and Darius Smith…. Golden wants to get tight ends Clive Walford and Chase Ford more touches… Golden told fans at an offseason event after even if a player messes up during a game, “I will not embarrass players. I will correct them.” And he said Tuesday, “Our style is not to get in players’ faces on the sideline. We’re not going to fight with players on the sideline.”

    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2011/09/umncaa-investigation-update-plus-dolphins-heat-marlins.html#ixzz1XuBj8cii

  137. No. 17 Ohio State at UM | Saturday 7:30 p.m., ESPN
    NCAA shadow over Miami Hurricanes-Ohio State showdown

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/14/v-fullstory/2405834/ncaa-shadow-over-miami-hurricanes.html#ixzz1XuChQnNV

  138. In My Opinion Israel Gutierrez
    Miami Hurricanes’ Travis Benjamin might have the biggest impact

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/14/2405554/miami-hurricanes-travis-benjamin.html#ixzz1XuDcFjW9

    “After the game, then-coach Randy Shannon did what he usually did after losses during his tenure, placing the blame squarely on his players, and Benjamin was among those targeted
    . . .
    Of Harris’ four interceptions, two were passes directed at Benjamin. One, it appeared Benjamin was run blocking and was unaware it was a pass play, which Benjamin attributed to crowd noise. The other, Benjamin couldn’t reel in a catchable ball and the Ohio State defender snatched it away.”

  139. UM football notebook
    Miami Hurricanes’ Mike James can’t forget fumble

    SDEGNAN@MIAMIHERALD.COM

    JAMES CAN’T FORGET
    Hurricanes tailback Mike James cannot stop obsessing about his fumble at Maryland.
    As he was sprinting down the sideline, James had the ball knocked loose by a Maryland defender, and it landed in the arms of lineman Joe Vellano, who rumbled for a 30-yard touchdown with 47 seconds left in the first half.
    Fellow running back Lamar Miller said James can’t let things go. James agrees. The only thing he vows not to let go in UM’s home opener Saturday against Ohio State: the football.
    “Oh, man, I’m more than motivated. I’ve been mad for 12 days,’’ James said Tuesday after practice. “Every night I got to sleep thinking about it. I wake up thinking about it. I go to class thinking about it. Everything else is irrelevant. I’m just ready to play the ballgame.’’
    • Linebacker Sean Spence is ecstatic to be back from suspension. “Sitting home watching that game, not being able to travel really tore me up,’’ Spence said. “I’m glad it’s over.’’

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/14/2405799/miami-hurricanes-mike-james-cant.html#ixzz1XuEFtHeC

  140. a total transcription of golden interview if you haven’t seen/heard it yet:

    “Al Golden talks after Monday’s practice — No player access today”

    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/09/al-golden-talks-after-mondays-practice-no-player-access-today.html#ixzz1XuIWUCBz

  141. Mike James: Wet and hopefully not wild!
    Few will forget University of Miami running back Mike James’ fumble at Maryland. James can’t get it out of his mind.

    As he was sprinting down the sideline, the ball was knocked loose by a Maryland defender and landed in the arms of lineman Joe Vellano, who rumbled for a 30-yard touchdown with 47 seconds left in the first half.

    Fellow running back and James’ apartment mate Lamar Miller said James obsesses on his mistakes and won’t let them go. James, who calls himself a perfectionist, agrees. The only thing he vows not to let go in UM’s home opener Saturday against Ohio State: the football.

    What has James done to prevent fumbling against the Buckeyes? Wet his whole body at practice using a water bottle — and run!

    “Oh man, I’m more than motivated. I’ve been mad for 12 days,” James said Tuesday after practice. “Every night I got to sleep thinking about it. I wake up thinking about it. I go to class thinking about it. Everything else is irrelevant. I’m just ready to play the ball game.”

    James said he has been wetting his arms, his body and the ball. “Usually in the middle of practice I just wet my whole body. Just in case it rains or I’m too sweaty I’m preparing for that. I get my whole body wet. I get a water bottle and just spray my whole body down. I used to do it my freshman year, but I just got back doing it.

    “I should have never stopped.”

    James finished with 12 carries for 34 yards and a touchdown at Maryland. He also caught two passes for 21 yards.

    Miller carried 18 times for 119 yards and a touchdown. He caught two passes for three yards, and returned four kickoffs for 100 yards.

    –SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

  142. several gorten articles, and lots of jacory mentions:

    Golden counting on Harris to be smooth operator of offense
    by: Steve Gorten September 14th, 2011 | 12:28 AM

    2011-12 UM women’s hoops season features early challenges
    by: Steve Gorten September 14th, 2011 | 1:02 AM

    Golden: Jacory is going to show us all Saturday night
    by: Steve Gorten September 14th, 2011 | 2:26 AM

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

  143. a lot of good bits & pieces summarized at allcanes, if oyu haven’t seen it yet:

    13SEP 2011
    THE LATEST AT THE U

    http://blog.allcanes.com/the-latest-at-the-u-16

  144. some Jay Leno humor (i know jsq, he’s “dead” to you)

    – The Republican debate was up against Monday night football.
    It was like NFL vs. LOL.

    – Since Rick Perry has been governor of Texas, 234 criminals have been executed. That’s the difference between Texas and California:
    In California, those criminals would have been given tryouts for the Raiders.

  145. JSQ – my post about Rome wasn’t directly for you, I just threw it out there b/c frankly, it’s true

    Dayton – I really started listening to Rome less and less after he got his TV show Rome Is Burning, and also when his call screeners changed a few times. His long time producer, Travis Rogers, actually left the show and got his own show on Sporting News Radio. One of Rome’s old callers got his own show a long time ago, JT the Brick. Another one of Rome’s callers, who won the Smack Off a few times, Sean the Cablinasian, has his own show on Sporting News Radio as well out of Houston. I might turn on Rome for a few minutes on the way to work, just to see who he is going to be interviewing in the upcoming segments. If it’s no one I want to listen to, I’ll turn it off completely. But it’s mainly the MP3 for me in the car, or surprisingly nothing at all but the windows down

  146. We did a satellite interview with Bobby Bowden today at 3:10pm. His whole message was basically to promote prostate cancer screenings in the beginning of the interview. Even though he was the leader of one of the teams I hate the most, he still cracks me up when he talks … and when he forgets what he’s talking about and starts rambling, it’s even funnier. What’s best about him is, he makes fun of himself for doing that and will then apologize about doing it

  147. autumn – always doing the work for us all and posting it, so we don’t have to go searching … much respect brah

    Alright, sleep time

    One more thing, I see the Ohio State game being just like the Oklahoma game a couple of years ago. They’re missing some players, but still are a very physical group that know their assignments. The Canes pull the game out by less than a field goal b/c of the missing players for Ohio State

  148. KLCaneFan
    September 13, 2011 at 11:33 PM
    Deep breaths, bg. We’re all a little emotional around here.

    I kid… I kid.

    ——————

    I’m sure he won’t be the only one shedding tears when he takes the field.

  149. Late Night with Autumn

    Always a nice recap of the days events

  150. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Ms Clark… put autumn on pay roll

  151. I expect both bg and J12 to shed some tears when 12 finally hits the field . Lol, j/k brah!

  152. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I also expect nothing less.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  153. I hope the rest of us don’t shed tears when J12 hits the field… tired of that ish!

    Just sayin’

  154. Just got my tickets to VT. ANybody ever been there? Was wondering how the rows go. I’m in row NNN section 19

  155. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Coach Golden is really laying out for Jacory: “Jacory is going to show us all Saturday night.”

    Obviously, AG has more insight so I’ll go with his judgement. Really hoping J12 repays AG’s trust by playing smart, knowing his limitations and reducing the risky floaters into coverage.

    Would be great to see him redeem himself, not jest this Saturday, but all season long.

    We’ll see, but here’s hoping it happens.

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

  156. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    just

  157. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Canez1
    September 14, 2011 at 9:30 AM
    http://www.gifbin.com/bin/032011/1300813421_2-car-nutshot.gif

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    ^^^^^

    Now I’m in TEARS!!!! LOLOLOL

  158. Thought of a new shirt for us on the drive up from the Keys

    Unless someone has already thought of it, not sure

    “You Cant Spell F_ck Yo_”

    “Without The U!!”

  159. avatar
    CANES FAN KB says:

    SailorCane says:
    September 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    Thought of a new shirt for us on the drive up from the Keys

    Unless someone has already thought of it, not sure

    “You Cant Spell F_ck Yo_”

    “Without The U!!”

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

    I love that shirt idea and would be the first in line to purchase one.

  160. Sailor that is gooooood!!!!!!!!!! :)

  161. 99′ OSU vs UM on ESPN Classic @3:00

    Watch Santana go HAM!!

  162. bg1906 says:
    September 13, 2011 at 10:58 PM

    Are you guys kidding me??? Criticizing a SENIOR because he MAY get emotional AFTER having the one thing he loves almost taken away from him FOR GOOD??? That makes you SOFT TAPE??? REALLY???? I LOVE that he has emotion. I LOVE that he has passion. You guys always say he’s walking around like he doesn’t care and then when he says something that shows he cares you THROW HIM UNDER THE BUS. ADMIT IT, you guys just don’t like the kid! It is what it is and I’ll respect you a lot more if you are just HONEST about it! Can’t believe some of you sometimes!

    bg – I am not kidding you at all. I am dead serious. Never did my comments condemn the kid for feeling it, but rather, SAYING it, especially after he HAS to KNOW the spotlight is on him at all times. And why does that matter, well, you want me to believe this is a CHANGED J12, but UNTIL he steps on the field (the only place that matters) and PROVES otherwise, all we have to go on is what he SAYS. And three days before the big game, he says those things.

    The two points of those posts from yesterday were A) does this seem like a changed Jacory and B) I thought this sounds weak a.k.a. soft tape. You think that’s throwing the kid under the bus so be it….to me that’s just FAIR criticism. I didn’t make up those quotes.

    Positivity doesn’t trump negativity just because its the home team we are talking about, and don’t tell me one second we criticize for not caring and the next second caring too much. What we are actually talking about is perceived weakness period no matter where it is coming from. Weakness by not being a leader with your teammates on the bench but off to the side by yourself. Weakness by saying you skim the playbook. Weakness by using terms nervous and tears describing a big game (kid says emotional and can’t wait to get out there, perception of those comments are totally different, but that’s not what he said so therefore I have to take those at face value)

    And you know what, tell me I am a hater all you want, but I will be there on Saturday as soon as those gates open cheering for this U and J12 all the same.

  163. Just threw it out there on twitter to see if someone picks it up and runs with it

  164. Sailor

    I will take a crate of them.

    ;)

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  165. ^^^^^^

    And listen j12 goes on the field and kicks ass, trust me I will be very HAPPY for HIM, not just the team. I guess I just need to resign myself to treat him like a child, he is better to be seen and not heard…(set up perfectly for Cal to come back at me with that comment)

  166. I guess our fan base is a bit emotional right now.

    The food blogs are getting more hits than the substantive sports blogs!

    CHEER THE EFF UP EVERYONE!

    Ish is annoying . . .

  167. Shwarm

    Kid’s a c$nt no matter what he said in those quotes.

    Ya I said it.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  168. Just sent a twaut over to allcanes, maybe they will print them up

    Would be pretty awesome to have them for the FSU game

  169. if they dont I have a client that does silk screen and printing

    I will get them to do them

    Hell, may have them corporate sponsored by Me!

  170. Sailor, if you are friends with Carey Bell on Facebook, tell him about it. He designs a lot of shirts for them including the Golden Era t, the #ISTANDWITHTHEU t, the Cane Gang t, and there are probably more.

  171. Canez1

    Was watching this aussie comedian last night named Jimmy Jeffries and he loves the c$nt!

  172. I am not but if you want to hit him up with it, I am cool

    just ask him to run with it, make some $$ and throw some back to the U!!

  173. Sailor LMAO!

    Not a fan of the word and only save it for the c$ntiest c$nts.

    I am all c$nted out…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  174. Sailor, I think you can shoot him a FB message even if you aren’t friends with him. You should have mutual friends with the dude – I’m one of them.

    He designs them for allCanes, I’m imagining for some sort of fee, and then allCanes makes the profit.

  175. C1

    Not a bad position to be in

    “I am all c$nted out…”

    Better than all cocked out!

  176. JSQ

    Will do

  177. Not sure if AllCanes will touch that one, but it’s worth a try.

    It would definitely be a good t-shirt to have in Trailernasty.

    ALL the kids have a “Sucks to be U” shirt, according to KLjr. It would be nice to return the sentiment.

    NO, KLjr does NOT have one. She says she wants to beat people up when she sees them. Feisty little thing… lol.

  178. Great point!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  179. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    SailorCane
    September 14, 2011 at 10:00 AM
    Thought of a new shirt for us on the drive up from the Keys

    Unless someone has already thought of it, not sure

    “You Cant Spell F_ck Yo_”

    “Without The U!!”

    ^^^^^

    Fun–na….lol

    Jus need to put a couple Bud Adams double barrels on the back of tha shirt

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTxHuUGG_2c&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  180. ok sent him a message

  181. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Washington Moves to Left Tackle

    Christopher Stock

    53 minutes ago

    Brandon Washington has moved to left tackle after starting at right tackle against Maryland. So who will start at right tackle?

  182. starting to get orders on twitter for new t shirt

  183. Some interesting movement on the offensive line this week. Brandon Washington has been moved from right tackle to left tackle while Jon Feliciano was wearing the first team offense practice jersey and working at right tackle. Feliciano played guard on the scout team last year and has yet to start a game, but he has the full confidence of his teammates. “When I’m not in the game and watching him, he’s a real good pass-blocker,” tight end Asante Cleveland said of Feliciano. “He’s really physical with his hands and really protects the line. He’s real good.”

  184. gotta get Kl on the ironing board with the iron on letters

  185. My first criticisms…

    I’m not liking all the shuffling around up front unless it is due to injury. Where is Figs now? Where is Jermaine? BWash from Right to Left and Not Feliciano in??? What’s going on up front Mr. Kehoe????

  186. C1.

    At least you admit it! I can RESPECT where you stand. Had Spence or Forston said the same thing no one would say anything. Shwarma, agree to disagree. I think you OVER analyze anything with J12 because frankly you don’t like him. I can at least respect C1 for his opinion because he at least will admit he doesn’t like him and doesn’t even with him the best in hoping he does well. You on the other hand spew the venom then try to say I hope he balls out. SURE YOU DO!

    Understand this, Golden had NO REASON to name J12 the starter other than the kid EARNED the opportunity like I told you he was doing. You guys I guess still think I talk out of my a$$. That was my personal feelings but also it was being confirmed by people that actually do get to go see practice. I told you all. I know a lot of people and some of them have privileges and actually tell me things they probably shouldn’t becasue they know I CAN hold water. I say that to say there was a REASON I was so confident when I kept telling you guys, J12 WILL be your leader so learn to accept it now. You guys continued to fight it and now you are pissed when Golden follows his OWN SYSTEM…MERITOCRISY and STILL you find a way to throw the kid under the bus RATHER than saying hey, he OBVIOUSLY did something right in the coaches eyes so lets SEE how he does FIRST before we just start with the HATE and I say hate because it is beyond fair criticisim now.

    Now the thing is Jacory WILL throw an INT whether that be on Saturday or later this year and I HOPE are fans are mature enough (wishful thinking) to know that INTS are a part of the game and don’t immediately get down on the kid when he throws one. Now if he continues to throw them, then he is what YOU guys thought he is, but lets SEE that first before we just write the kid off. He is a CANE so lets support him until he gives us a reason not too.

    And for the RECORD. YES I do like the kid and YES I do believe he is the BEST option we have RIGHT NOW, but don’t for 1 second think that I put ANY OF THAT before winning. If J12 doesn’t play up to standard, I’ll be the first to say he’s got to sit, remember I supported Randy through thick and thin, but when it was TIME for him to go, I was one of the STRONGEST advocates against him! Remember that! I like who I like, but I’m fair and I also keep it 100 ALL THE TIME…wORD! I put the wORD in there for KL and Sailor :-)

  187. ^^^^^

    bg, now this, we agree on. What was looking like our strength is maybe becoming a ?

  188. Thanks for this Autumn. This says it all!

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

  189. Sailor, I’ve been thinking of doing the same for Trailernasty. Need a good shirt. Got fired up listening to “B!tch I’m from Dade County” this morning on the way to work thinking of Spence and Forston sacking suckeyes. I wish Patrick still had that shirt.

    So what do people wear with shirts . . . ? Not thinking wearing that over a adress is a good look.

    [searches for game day skirt]

  190. I thought Jermaine was injured, no?

  191. Shwarma.

    We do agree on OL. OL can’t gell and get settled in if you keep shifting guys. I assume Brandon has proved he’s the overall best OL so they put him at left, BUT if you were going to do that, WHY NOT vs Maryland so against tOSU it isn’t his first time on the blind side. It is making him some money by showing how versatile he is and I feel confident in saying he’s OUTTA HERE after this year, BUT continuity is EVERYTHING on the OL and obviously we can’t find any and that is turning what was supposed to be a strength of the team into a potential liability.

  192. ooops, almost forgot milian

    . . .and this is not a bad article:

    “Hurricanes looking for big things from ex-Glades Central standout Clive Walford”
    http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2011/09/14/hurricanes-looking-for-big-things-from-ex-glades-central-standout-clive-walford/
    by Jorge Milian

  193. JSQ.

    I’m just talking in general. Kehoe said he WAS injured but is battling for the 2 deep. He MUST be in someone’s dog house because there is NO WAY you can tell me a guy who started at times last year at LT and RT is consistently passed over unless he is injured much more seriously than anyone has said.

  194. lol about all the “f u” t-shirt

    sailor for marketing ceo

  195. Try a pair of shorts, JSQ. They’re comfortable. :)

  196. bg – where are you hearing about all the line changes?

  197. Agreed, bg. It seemed like JJ was coming around.

    It seems his fingers are fine because he is just as into social media as ever! haha

  198. Autumn.

    Inside The U and Twitter.

  199. Golden on J12 (I couldn’t have said it better): “I just think it’s a different time and place. He’s a different player,” Golden said. “Sometimes we don’t let people grow, we don’t let them develop. We just want to go back and look at the things they did wrong.
    “Let’s look at the things that he’s done right, in terms of the offseason program, in terms of his approach, in terms of his unselfishness, in terms of competitive nature, in terms of his command of the offense and all those things. And I know you guys, where you sit, [think] ‘Show me coach.’ Well, I really believe Jacory is going to show us all Saturday night.
    “I just want him to go out and relax and play his game, don’t make it bigger than it is and do what he’s been doing since we’ve been here. I’m excited for Jacory and I know in my heart he deserves this opportunity.”

  200. “Don’t make it bigger than it is and do what he’s been doing since we’ve been here.”

    If J12 buys into this then we win.

  201. Bg, maybe I’m a sucker who just always wants to believe the best about people no matter how many times I am shown otherwise, but I think J12 is going to silence all these mofos on Saturday night and make us just as proud, if not prouder, than Labor Day 2009.

    In Golden I Trust.

  202. “It has been a while since I played,” Harris said. “Right now I get nerves in practice, that’s where I’m getting them. Butterflies floating around in my stomach before practice, because every practice right now feels like a game.
    “And to be without football for that one week, even though I was a part of the team and doing scout team, but not being able to go out there on the field [against Maryland]…I don’t want to be sitting on the sideline. I want to be in the game and ready to play.”

    ^^^I know some of you criticized this but actually this is good because it means that the PRACTICE atomsphere is putting pressure on him from a competitive standpoint. That’s a GOOD thing IMO because it will keep him from ever getting comfortable and we need him to feel Stephen is breathing down his neck because that SHOULD help ensure he makes much better decisions than he has in the past.

  203. thanks bg

    . . . by the way, i really hope you’re right regarding this whole j12 debate

    . . . as insurance, you might want to offer jacory a couple bonecrushers tomorrow

    . . . help him bone up on the manhood issues he had last year

    . . . word is out: 3 of bg’s “bc’s” grows hair on your liver

  204. I had the same interpretation, bg.

  205. Autumn,

    Shut your mouth. That’s an impermissible benefit with a 4 day hangover.

    Bg, please send bonecrushers to all of OSWho’s defense.

    Now.

    Thanks! :-D

  206. JSQ.

    You keep it 100! That’s what I respect and that is all I ask. Lets HOPE the BEST for these kids that we cheer for on Saturdays. Lets HOPE they are the best THEY can be before just tearing them down. I never went 1 iota to the University of Miami, yet as a former S. Flordida resident, THEY were the HOME TEAM and I love them like I played for them. I will NEVER wish bad for ANY of our kids. Now will I criticisize the one’s that I think deserve it ABSOLUTELY, but I’ll ALWAYS hope things turn out FOR THE GOOD for them. Even if J12 lets us all down and ISN’T the guy, I will still hope for the best for him and that he succeeds in LIFE and not just football.

  207. Bonecrushers are that ISH! I tried to tell you! Ha! Love them and those are the new school ones, I like the old school ones better! Ha!

  208. bg, I’m optimistic that J12 gets us to the ACC championship and then has a long career in broadcasting and what not. Kid definitely has personality.

    I will never root against any of our guys, even the a$$holes like K2 and Warren Sapp (I knew that super bowl skank was lying!).

  209. bg, your venom and my venom are two different things (as again I don’t think anything hateful was said), but for the record, I have no problem with Jacory PERSONALLY (hence the reason I stopped with the name calling on the blog, and go to the length of analyzing the things he does and talk about them in detail rather than just call him a name or zing him with a one-liner, so that way my criticism is seen with logic and not just categorized as hate). Canez and I might agree on our feelings about him and what they boil down to ultimately (being anti-Jacory as our starter), but I am not to the point of not just liking the kid.

    And again for the record, my problem is with the things that #12 says and does as the QUARTERBACK for the University of Miami. He is our leader. He is the person that makes our team go. Sets the tone for the rest of the team. That is why when you see someone not act how you think they should in that role, you get angry, you get frustrated. I understand these are still kids/young adults. At 21 they are bound to say things incorrectly. But with him it is more of a pattern.

    You might not agree with this, but hopefully you can understand it.

  210. Yeah, bg, send that ish to OSWho.

    I could barely set up the tailgate the AFTERNOON after drinking those things! Was all walking around in circles asking where ish was in the coolers.

    Although I guess no one forced me to drink 4 . . .

    Wish I could have enjoyed all that food, especially the wings at the tailgate next to us and the burgers the KLs’ family brought. Ish looked tasty. :-(

  211. Like this though…

    Another interesting move on the depth chart is the promotion of WR Tommy Streeter. Streeter was working with the first team along with Travis Benjamin and Allen Hurns. Senior LaRon Byrd was working with the second team after starting the Maryland game.

  212. bg1906 says:
    September 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    I will NEVER wish bad for ANY of our kids. Now will I criticisize the one’s that I think deserve it ABSOLUTELY, but I’ll ALWAYS hope things turn out FOR THE GOOD for them.

    I have never wished bad for Jacory (wanting the other guy to start is not bad). Only ever criticized when I thought it was deserving. And said for him, I hope it turns out for the best.

    But yet, you view it differently…

  213. SailorCane says:
    September 14, 2011 at 10:54 AM
    starting to get orders on twitter for new t shirt

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

    I’ll take one…….. :-)

  214. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I will never root against any of our guys, even the a$$holes

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

    this +1000

  215. Shwarma.

    Help me understand, so why is being passionate about his opportunity when it was a very real possibility that he would NOT play and NOT be the starter a bad thing? How is it NOT showing leadership? To me it shows HE CARES. He was CONSTANTLY compared to Shannon in how he deal with things. Now the kid shows 1 iota of passion of caring and its STILL not good enough. What gives man???

  216. And to your point about the full Jacory quote you posted about nerves, in theory I agree that is a good thing, just watching him crap the bed over and over has me reserved in giving that a sign off and why I criticized

  217. JSQ = 3 Bonecrusher Limit. I told you that before you started! Ha! Glad you didn’t have to drive! HEHEHE!

  218. Last post answered your question, but to elaborate some more, he also has had his confidence shaken due to things that have happened the past two years (injury, poor play, coaching, etc.) so that is why his admitted nerves, make me nervous

  219. Shwarma.

    I just think you are a bit EXTRA with your criticism. You criticize EVERYTHING J12…EVERYTHING! THAT is why I feel the way I do about your points.

  220. So three days prior to the Maryland game, there was alot of chatter regarding tailgating. 3 days prior to a home game against OSU and the tailgate chatter seems very low key.

    Are you folks who went to Maryland still dealing with a “hangover” or what??? LOL.

  221. Cary Bell responded and he is gonna do some proofs

  222. I will post up the proofs when he send them to me

  223. Shwarma.

    ANY big time performer will tell you they get nervous. If they don’t THEN something is wrong. After the first snaps I’m sure he’s fine, its just the anticipation and build up that gets you. Jacory will be fine. I really believe that and will be cheering hard for him on Saturday.

  224. I remember no such disclaimer, bg!!!

  225. Now I will say this about Feliciano. I’ve always liked him and was a fan of his recruitment as he reminded me of Joaquin Gonzalez. Maybe he has stepped up his game to the point that he’s the guy now, BUT I’m always nervous when guys see their FIRST real action as a starter vs a big time opponent like tOSU. EXPERIENCE means something and I’d trust that most of the time. I hope I’m wrong.

  226. Raize, I am making 250 jello shots tonight.

    Thursday night the pulled pork will be cooking overnight and I will make the buckeye desserts.

    Friday is seven point dip and poppers.

    I’m not sure what low-key means, not in my vocabulary.

  227. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Is the champagne a necessity in a bonecrusher?

  228. JSQ.

    I clearly said I wouldn’t drive after drinking more than 3. You will be physically impaired! Ha! ;-)

  229. New Raising Canes vids on Youtube Canes All Access Channel. Another one about to come out at Noon.

  230. Cubed, that is what makes your eyeballs hurt the following day.

    The champagne.

    Ug.

  231. bg, I was physically impaired when we arrived! 2 glasses of wine = tipsy JSQ.

    I was definitely wobbles when we left though. Wearing those shoes today and nearly tripped getting off the elevator though.

    4 bonecrushers + 4 inch heels = wobbles.

  232. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Is this right?

    1/2 oz gin
    1/2 oz vodka
    1/2 oz triple sec
    1/2 oz rum
    1/4 oz grenadine syrup
    1/4 oz Rose’s® lime juice
    2 oz sweet and sour mix
    1 oz Champagne

    Read more: Bone Crusher recipe http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink10066.html#ixzz1XwWNUl8C

  233. bg, I hope that too. Enough of our squabbles, let’s just agree to say we hope the WHOLE team plays well on Saturday and we earn that W!

  234. Cx3.

    Yeah it is. The orignial drink was called a Balitmore Zoo. Which is the EXACT same thing as a Bonecrusher with Beer instead of Champagne.

    Bonecrusher History: http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink10066.html

  235. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    That’s pretty stout, bg. Imma gonna make some Saturday night.

    Especially since I’m going ahead and guaranteeing a win. That’s right. Guaranteed. Someone else is going to have to drive. I’ll need a few before the game.

  236. Shwarma.

    Agreed! Go F’N Canes! wORD!

    JSQ.

    Yeah you were TIPSY when you left from Friday. I was hoping you wouldn’t all! Ha!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/JKwonVEVO

  237. Hell….I am wanting some jello shots followed by a bonecrusher or two.

    JSQ – I was just referring to the chatter / meeting location stuff. Not your efforts as far as food prep goes.

  238. http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041811aab.html

    depth chart still shows the same OL from last week.

  239. Cx3.

    No more than 3 of those homie! Ha! WARNING GIVEN! Haha!

  240. C3 – lets make a gallon and go from there…. HAHA.

  241. Raize, I think a lot of the tailgate crew has come down with a serious condition I have affectionately dubbed: The Canechic Flu.

    Shwarma, my boys from Miami, by boys from Delray, etc. will be there at 12:30-1pm.

    Meet spot is 12:30 at Wal Mart. Tailgate location is green strip by gate 5a that is adjacent to grass upon which to tailgate. A sidewalk separates this fine tailgating real estate with the orange lot.

  242. bg, the last thing I remember I was talking to my friend the judge.

    Then I wake up in my hotel, it is 9 something and I’m like WTF?!?!

    Then I took my contacts out and went back to bed.

    Girls should not have 4 bonecrushers.

    Dang tasty, though!

  243. Had a nightmare last night the suckeyes beat Us.. scary shyt.. woke up in cold sweats

    Bg and JSQ and whoever else I agree with yall and think J12 shows up in a big way. I trust Golden and if he thinks he changed then he must of. I mean after ND Golden had no reason to even really give him a chance except to motivate SM

    And after reading the quotes to me it seems Schwarm just got confused JMO. If i remember correctly when Schwarm started crisitcizing it was from two short twitter quotes but didnt have enough of the context of wat was actually said so it didnt sound great.

    After reading the whole context of what J12 said, it sheds more light to who he is and what he has learned and I LIKE IT

    J12 gona ball like he has done before and has the ability to do.. I HAVE FAITH

    He is our starter. Debating this shyt aint gona do nothin but make our heads spin.

    Its a []_[] thang and only WE understand… no one else ever will

  244. Be sure to watch the 2nd Raising Canes….WOW! The emotions! Figs crying in the locker room. Words can’t describe what a win will mean this weekend. 0-2 would be really bad for this team. I hope they get it done.

  245. Yep bg I posted the same thing yesterday…I think the term “Scared Straight” could be used in this circumstance. Sometimes people have to fall real hard before they appreciate what they have in life!

  246. PhillyCane.

    Keeping it 100…The voice of reason!

    Esteban.

    We’ll see on the depth but that was what was reported today.

  247. I think I will make a bonecrusher for my OSU friends!

  248. Sometimes people have to fall real hard before they appreciate what they have in life!

    – – –

    Agree 110%.

  249. For all of his explosiveness #6 HAS to become a better blocker. He HAS TOO!

  250. I think LM will have a good game but I think MIKE JAMES will have a f’ing incredible game!!! Dude takes this ish hard! Love it!!! That’s my boy!!!

  251. Esteban, can you get me BID tomorrow? Thanks! :-)

  252. CC.

    I agree 1000%

  253. Anyone else picturing Six driving the car that hit Crow?!

    lol

    j/k, Six!

  254. JSQ LMAO!!!!

  255. I’ ve only ever criticized J12 for one thing, his strength / weight.

    I honestly believe so many of his problems could have been solved had he been a bigger and stronger kid. And God knows he’s had plenty of time. He came in, I took one look at him as a freshman and went, “Yikes.”

    I realize some kids are born like that (like me). But little freshman corner Thomas Finnie packed on 20 pounds, not during the holidays but during the dog-days of the summer workouts when its twice as hard to put pounds on. Sh*, I put on 35 pounds in 1 year just with diet and exercise and never had access to a D1 gymnasium or strengh and conditioning coaches.

    Jacory’s breakdown was that arm strength, and ability to stand up to hits and a fast first step were all lacking. Those were all solvable problems. If he was even a stacked 210lbs it would have made him a pretty formidable quarterback back there. I never doubted his commitment to the team but I do honestly attribute the lack of physical progression to be 60/40 complacency and laziness.

    Unfortunately he’s a senior now and still barely 195 pounds after two bottles of water and a rainstorm so the point is moot. If he’s gonna do something this year its going to come down to his focus, preparation and mental toughness, things which have all seemed either be all or nothing with him in the past. Those can’t be solved with weights and strength bands but with practice, loads of film study and a mental overhaul. From what I’ve read all summer, these things SEEM to be what he’s been working on.

    We’ll see. Fisch could do J12 a huge favor my minimizing the area for him to make mistakes. I still believe in this Hurricanes team.

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