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Reviewing The Rout

It's 3:45 a.m. and I'm still working for you Canes fans. Just finished uploading all of the postgame audio from a pumped up UM lockerroom following the Canes' big 34-17 blowout of 20th-ranked Texas A&M.

Randy_shannon_runsoutI predicted a Canes victory. But not like this. UM was up 31-0 late before it became garbage time in the fourth quarter. A&M scored a cheap touchdown with five seconds left to make it look closer than it was. Coach Randy Shannon is sure to point out the mistakes -- he's a perfectionist -- when he meets with the media in a little over seven hours inside the Edgerrin James room. But there's a lot for Canes fans to be excited about today. Let's review.

- (I'm going to try and say this with confidence) The Hurricanes have an offense again. For the first time since... since... since... I can't remember... Miami's offense looked good in a big game. UM totaled 402 yards for the second straight game and scored more than 30 points for only the third time in the last 20 games.

Kylewright_throws- Kyle Wright was 21 of 26 for 275 yards and two touchdowns. He fumbled once, yes. But other than that, he looked nearly flawless and a lot like the No. 1 quarterback in the country Miami thought it was getting when he signed in 2003. Wright has officially staked his claim to the quarterback job -- until he looks like the old Kyle again. 

- As for Kirby Freeman, he can play backup the rest of this year, but he might want to start getting involved in the punting competition. Considering the struggles Miami's kickers have had, that might not be a bad idea. It is something Freeman did well in high school, averaging 43.3 yards a punt. When Jacory Harris, and Taylor Cook come in next year and Robert Marve gets healthy, odds are Freeman won't be taken seriously for the starting job when Miami can invest its time and energy into the other three. Besides, Matt Bosher may soon be out of a job. He had one punt for 26 yards. Daryl Strimple had one for 23 yards.

Vegasfranklin_hurtt_celebrate- Miami's defensive front seven is as solid as any in the country when healthy. Antonio Dixon started and showed his value in that rotation at defensive tackle, providing a solid plug alongside Teraz McCray and Dwayne Hendricks. Miami's defense may not be able to stop one of the country's top five teams, but it proved can keep its team in a game against a Top 25 team. A&M had the fifth-best rushing offense in the country coming in. Miami's D held it to 98 yards, the first time it had less than 100 in 22 games. That's saying something. Shoutout to Clint Hurtt by the way for the chest bump with Vegas Franklin. Big Hurtt's got about a 10-inch vertical!

- Here's an official shoutout to UM offensive coordinator Patrick Nix, whose wife is expected to deliver the families' fourth child at any moment. Mrs. Nix was at the game Thursday while her husband was finally looking like the coordinator Randy Shannon raved about. Nix called three direct snaps to running backs. Two ended in touchdowns. He also implemented more playaction passes -- well more because it was more successful than ever.

Dedrick_epps- Was that a tight end? Yes it was. Nix was knocked for not using his tight ends enough this season. Before Thursday, UM's tight ends had one catch all season. Dedrick Epps had 2 for 20 yards and Chris Zellner had 2 for 14 yards and a touchdown. You got to start small, I guess.


Sam_shields_big_catch - Welcome back Sam Shields. Virtually invisible through the first three games, Shields showed the type of danger he posses by not only catching a deep ball, but turning that wide receiver screen up field for a big gain. Shields said the right things in the lockerroom afterward, not complaining about having only one catch coming in.
- Darnell Jenkins is becoming the go-to man on third down. The fifth-year senior has proven to be the only UM receiver not afraid to go over the Darnelljenkins_divingcatchmiddle and take a lick. He's also turning out to be Kyle Wright's favorite target. I asked Kyle about it in the lockerroom (CHECK OUT WHAT HE SAID IN OUR AUDIO SECTION). Lance Leggett made another nice catch down field. But its apparent, he's scared of getting hit and Jenkins and Shields are the go to players when the team needs a play.

- Graig Cooper looked super, including his 30-yard run and 12-yard touchdown pass in which he bowled over an A&M defender on his way to paydirt. But Coop needs to hold onto the ball. He fumbled twice Thursday. I would be surprised to see him walking around campus with a football tucked under his arm. (By the way, does the fact Shawnbrey McNeal took seven carries mean Derron Thomas has officially been passed up on the depth chart?)

- How about Willie Cooper? The Canes were supposed to get hampered when it lost Lovon Ponder two weeks ago. But Cooper, known more for getting shot in the butt and one late-game INT against Duke, finished second on the team in tackles with five. He also had a tackle for loss and two forced fumbles, one which led to Graig Cooper's 12-yard touchdown catch which basically put the game away. Randy Phillips didn't have a bad game either at safety. He finished with 5 tackles too.

- After the game, I bumped into four players from the No. 1-ranked high school team in the country, Northwestern's Jacory Harris, Sean Spence, Marcus Forston and Tommy Streeter. Streeter, the only non-UM commitment, got an earful from the crowd near the West End Zone, who were hooting and hollering for him to commit to the Canes. His buddies left him alone to soak it all in, including questions from TV cameras. Streeter, a 6-5, 200-pound receiver who had three touchdowns in Northwestern's big win against Southlake Carroll, told me he's not ready to commit yet. Can't blame him. As Forston, Spence and Harris told me (check out their audio) it doesn't hurt to be the last man standing when you make your commitment. You get lots of attention. Streeter got it first hand as fans were chanting Tommy! Tommy! in unison as the Canes were walking off the field. He also got a love pat from receivers coach Marquis Mosely who posed the question: "You ready yet?" Streeter isn't. But it might be only a matter of time. 

Those are my initial thoughts, notes. What did I miss? What did you see? How do Kylewright_celebratesyou feel after arguably the biggest win in the OB since... since... since... (you fill in the blank). What else does Miami have to do to improve? Did the Canes build enough excitement in you to make you a believer again? Should the Canes be ranked after this win? Can they run the table and win the ACC? How much heavier is the UM bandwagon going to be this morning? Are you willing to accept those bandwagoners?

I'm out. Holler back with your thoughts.

PS - Came back to add this YouTube Highlight Reel from the game in case you missed it.

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Thanks for the hard work Manny. Just got back from a Def Leppard show up in Phoenix (only 1AM here in AZ), and I have to say I wasn't even thinking about those old foagies on stage. It was all about wearing the UM hat proud and with a huge grin on my face all night. It was great to see the Canes finally bring it back! I think the standout stat HAS to be the number 2 - only 2 penalties for 20 yards. Cut the TO's down and this team definitely could turn some heads later this year.

All I can say right now is YES, YES, YES...
I am still on cloud 9. I have been waititng for a VERY LONG TIME to see our CANES play HURRICANE FOOTBALL and they finally did last night. What a game.
Manny thanks for all you put in; excellent post.
How bout them CANES!!!!!!!!!
To all the Bandwagon Fans that may come out of the woodwork go back to the hole you were hiding under. Only RealCaneFans here.

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Manny good post but as for the bandwagoners they can kiss my grits as far as i'm concerned. I hate fair weather pukes

I loved it, it felt like old times at the OB. I am still on cloud 9 from last night's victory. Few things we did well:

1. Kyle Wright's short/intermediate passing game. He was nearly flawless and downright cerebral on 3rd down.
2. Darnell Jenkins is the new go-to guy. I only saw him drop one pass which got knocked back into his stomach by an A&M defender.
3. Defense! They were flying around back there. The A&M QB had no time to throw or look down field. We played pretty much the whole game in their backfield. Having Dixon back makes a huge difference. The only way they could get yards on us, was basically by tricking us. They could not handle us up-front.

Things that must improve:

1. Kyle Wright's deep ball. He had Lance Legget and Sam Shields wide open on those two deep balls and at least Legget's catch should've gone for a TD. Kyle Wright cannot underthrow his recievers like that. I am being nitpicky, I know, but I want to see Kyle Wright become a big-time QB.
2. Turnovers!!! Cooper is going to be a great player, but he needs to hold onto the ball.
3. Lance Legget still has a case of the dropsies.
4. Special Teams. ALL ASPECTS!!!!

Despite all this, we took some big steps on Thursday. I am always proud to be a Cane, but games like this make it a lot easier. BTW who saw Shawnberry McNeal towards the end of the game running hard. The guy has a really fast first step and he hits the hole really hard. I am excited about him.

It was a great night to be a cane, Myself and my family ( down to a 3 yr old ) were dressed in orange and green and full of hope, and we saw more than we hoped for , all I can say is WOW , it has been a long time since we got to jump around and hug and high 5 like that , Thank you CANES... yes there were a few bumps and we need to not fumble 3 times in a game , but it was more than apparent that the canes for the first time in MANY years were in the game in thier minds. only 2 penaltys, what a difference not shot in foot can be..... As far as the offense and defense , hats off guys you were finally true CANES !!!! and my last comment is for those Northwestern guys, I would just like to say that there is many, many supporters/fans for you guys and because of your commitment to the U this early will give you lasting power in the canes family , although as much as I would love to see Mr Streeter become a true cane , One of us from the past has to ask the question , his inability to open his arms and join not only his local team and his friends but a cane family ( and yes the cane family is talked about across the country of stars who come back and support you ) one has to ask if Mr Streeter isnt more about himself and not his team, For if he waits until signing day for "his" day in the spotlight , he will have lost all of this time for us to become closer and support him because of his commitment to the Canes team/Family. I only hope he can see that he will never ever get the support elsewhere that you get from your hometown freinds and family and if he is just holding out for his day , Make that day soon and embrace a group that "for the time" has open arms and hearts.

I thought this was a great win. Plenty to be happy about and just enough miscues for coach to get them focused on so that they don't become complacent.

If Streeter comes he will have a minimum of 3 years to be a part of the family so I wouldn't worry about that. Everybody wants a moment to shine at some point in time. If he comes here fantastic. If he doesn't we should wish him well and hope he has a good life...except for when he plays us in the future. I am sure the owners of Google got turned down from some financiers when they started out also. Win with us or lose to us. That being said come on Streeter or any South Florida player who wants to make Miami proud again. There is no place like home and when it comes to The U there is no home like this place.

Accepting all to the bandwagon. I'd like to see a sellout when Ga Tech rolls into town.

RESPECT KIDS...THIS GAME IS ALL ABOUT RESPECT. U 35 AGGIES 17

Posted by: Big Moo | September 20, 2007 at 07:34 PM

I was off by a point last night...

that is true hillviewcane , to be sure , but my comments on streeter were not to say he would not be accepted , only that no matter when a recruit decides to have his day , it is only a day. then the rest of the time ( and the much better ) are the moments they shine on the field , those are the ones everyone will remember , no one talks about the day they signed , and make no doubt on National signing day he would be only 1 of a handful of people looking for the same day. We all wish him the best luck where ever he goes , but I personally as many others hope to see him in orange in green and I will admit that if Jacory/ shawn / marcus and others didnt commit alrdy , I would not have been watching them and rooting for them this yr if not for the early commitment. And I thank them for the opportunity to watch follow and cheer for them as well as johnson and others , I just hope they now see how good things can be with us and as you said , all of our south florida guys stay home with us !! : )

1. Canes 34, Aggies 27.

2. Kyle and Sam Shields have carreer days.

3. The TEs show up big and get 7-8 catches between them.

4. I smile for the first time in a very long time and get to say I told U so!

Go Canes, beat TAMU!

Posted by: 86Cane | September 19, 2007 at 09:23 PM

How can I bet all my house and all I own on this game? Miami favored. Are you kiddin me?
I'm on my way to Vegas. No way Miami covers this. A&M will out right win this game and make it look easy. 31-13. A&M. Take it to the bank.
Posted by: dave | September 20, 2007 at 06:32 AM

Uh, Dave, we will take your keys NOW! Nice house but ugly carpet!

Gotta agree Dave. This one is over by halftime. The AM O-line will roll and the backs will run for 5 yards at a pop. 5-7 minute drives will lead to touchdowns and our O will be 3 and out, and the process starts over. It's a matter of how far the wheels fall off. AM 30 UM 10
Posted by: ponce | September 20, 2007 at 06:47 AM

Ponce...one man has never been so wrong all by himself. How does that feel?

Ok I was wrong The canes do have a passing game, at least against a team committed to stopping the run.
The O line looked great pass protection was awesome.
On D I was right, having all the DT's healthy was huge. No way we could compete against the OU's with 240 lb DEs playing tackle. Texas papers say no carries for lane was a mistake. Nonsense he had no where to go as UM domninated the middle and had too much speed on the outside.
as for improvements - all phases of special Teams, Kickoffs, too short, punting weak, returns neglighble, FGS average
Also we meed to stop the fumbles. It would have been 49-0 if coop and KW hold on in the second half.
Real positives were the offense execution, boo opn those who wanted Nix out after 3 games. It was all about execution . Randy knows thaat , not about schemes playcalling etc. The direct snaps were great mixing it up,Randy was correct when he said he would play Coop at QB if it gave them a chance to win. He just has to hold on better.
It's great to be a Miami Cane in Big 12 country today.

Now for Mr. Ignorance at his best:

LOL... one key ingredient in A&M's wins is... they scored a lot of points. UM's defense has impressed NO ONE. Picking UM to beat any top 25 program home or away is foolish and i feel that you are appeasing your followship. They have done absolutely NOTHING to deserve any kind of respect. They have done NOTHING to make ANY ONE think they will score points against A&M or stop A&M from scoring. Your heart tells you to go with A&M because Shannon has offered a pathetic display of a coach... his excuse that he lacks talent is a JOKE much the same his coaching mentality is... so how long do we endure his shameful performance before he gets... Das Boot?

Posted by: Huh? | September 19, 2007 at 04:52 PM

first time i post but I gotta say a couple things:

1) that game was f***ing awesome
2) Kyle killed it last night, he finally showed up, and I dont want to hear anyone ragging on him for underthrowing Lance and Sam because before last night he would always OVERTHROW THEM (anyone remember Louisville?) so at least they completed the passes...
3)If Kirby can punt, he should be our punter because that would give us a whole other option for fake punts (he can pass or run it) so put Kirby to punt our punters are TERRIBLE
4) MAJOR PROPS TO COACH SHANNON ON THE WIN AND GOING FOR IT ON 4TH DOWN, I LOVED THE BALLS HE SHOWED ON THOSE PLAYS

ITS GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!

A few things that stuck out to me:

1. O-line was dominant. As I've thought for awhile, if the O-line could give Wright time to throw, he can be a winning QB.

2. D-line was dominant. You win by winning the line of scrimmage. Both lines did and the Canes won.

3. Speed. Miami clearly was faster team out there.

4. Attacking Offense. Nix did a great job of attacking down field. There is a direct correlation with this and the O-line. Wright had time to play action, set up and find the open receivers. Nix really mixed up the calls and kept A&M off balance all night.

5. Wright and the receivers. Wright had time to throw and mostly accurate with his throws. Except for a couple of drops, the receivers got open and caught the ball. Sounds easy but this was very encouraging.

This team has lacked confidence big time. Hopefully they found some going into the ACC.

anyone know where i can get the audio of Coach Shannon?

Still don't like how this offense leaves points on the field. Shoulda had over 35 against FIU, and the final tonight probably ought to have been 45-10. Baby J can't quit on a run just because the game is over with, and Kyle underthrowing Legget who was 10 yards past the secondary made me cringe. We didn't even get a field goal.

Nonetheless, HELL YEAH! All the haters and "realists" wanna point out how A&M was severely overrated but point to a team on Miami's schedule besides BC who is way better than A&M. Thanks for the great work Manny. Still upset about the kickers. Daly on kickoffs is abysmal.

As to your perspective question, it was Miami's biggest win since @ Va Tech in 2005, but in that game we dominated more because Marcus Vick sucked and like USF against Auburn we had something like a 5-0 turnover advantage. Sorta like the BC win last year on Turkey Day. Sure there were turnovers by A&M last night, but the Canes shot themselves in the foot repeatedly as well and still dominated. Biggest win in the Orange Bowl since the Louisville game in 2004.

biggest game since coming back against UF with Brock

How could U be so WRONG?...

Displaced Cane is right. I wouldn't get too worked up about tonight. This team is just not that good. That said, the ACC is just terrible. Worse than last year.

I'd love to think the Canes will win, but until they can score 20+ points on a quality Div I team, I won't believe it will happen.

Sad to say, but I'll go with

AM 34
UM 13

We'll probably get the 13 in the first half and shut out after that. This team just cannot score in the second half.

Posted by: JSB | September 20, 2007 at 01:39 PM

Your crystal ball must be broken!

CANES WIN, CANES WIN!!!

well said, Manny. you took all the words right out my mouth. i will add that I think Shawnbrey has the makings of a special RB. forget Thomas..if JJ or Coop go down they may not get their job back!

Great game, I wasn't convinced until the 2nd series - and I was still skeptical going into the 2nd half (remember Maryland and ECU!) I'm convinced canes are once again a top-flite team - BUT - caution on the QB kudos, KW did a fine job but those long tosses that came up short would likely be picks against a decent secondary - KW, Nix & The obviously next great head coach of the Canes MR. Shannon will need to work on that. I'd also like to see some more misdirection plays to get Coop in the open field and hold the defense for a second or two. Double kudos to Shannon for the discipline - only 5 yrds penalized in first half and little more after that. Now if we could get the team to understand that an icy stare and calm demeanor after a great tackle or run is a lot more intimidating than jumping around.

I am truly proud of the Canes today. They played with fury and passion, just like the Canes of old.

The team overall looked very intimidating last night and I see absolutely NO reason they can not win the ACC, a BCS game and finish the season in the top 5.

The point is not that we're now one of the best teams in the nation. The point is that we finally showed up on a big stage and dominated BOTH sides of the ball when we were supposed to. That Boston College win last year was great, but it was almost entirely DEFENSIVE.

We're not back, but now we know that we will be...that this staff can coach...that when the talent reappears, we'll be mentally and physically ready to dominate again. That's what was so great about last night.

How can I bet all my house and all I own on this game? Miami favored. Are you kiddin me?
I'm on my way to Vegas. No way Miami covers this. A&M will out right win this game and make it look easy. 31-13. A&M. Take it to the bank.

Posted by: dave | September 20, 2007 at 06:32 AM Gotta agree Dave. This one is over by halftime. The AM O-line will roll and the backs will run for 5 yards at a pop. 5-7 minute drives will lead to touchdowns and our O will be 3 and out, and the process starts over. It's a matter of how far the wheels fall off.

AM 30 UM 10

Posted by: ponce | September 20, 2007 at 06:47 AM
Displaced Cane is right. I wouldn't get too worked up about tonight. This team is just not that good. That said, the ACC is just terrible. Worse than last year.

I'd love to think the Canes will win, but until they can score 20+ points on a quality Div I team, I won't believe it will happen.

Sad to say, but I'll go with

AM 34
UM 13

We'll probably get the 13 in the first half and shut out after that. This team just cannot score in the second half.

Posted by: JSB | September 20, 2007 at 01:39 PM


These guys should be tarred and feathered... losers that do not know anything about football probably were on the chess team in high school and they watch a couple of football games and now they are experts. Please this is site for UM fans not jackoff band wagon geeks. Whether or not these kids win or loser every game the definition of fan is supporting them through thick and thin. Put your foot in your mouth and please root for USC because true canes fans do not need this BS!

After watching the Canefest on ESPN, all day , you can see that the only difference between then and now are the receivers and a quarterback who can get them the ball.
Next year we will have those quality receivers and quarterbacks!

We are back, well at least halfway. I think if we win big at duke and we will we might crack the top 25 and if we win out we should crack the top 10 and get a bcs bowl which would make this a great season. there is a long ways to go so there is alot of if's I think we are improving each game which is key. I do not see us regressing under shannon he won't let it happen. this win helps recruiting alot esp in texas which is a big state for us.

Manny I ran into Brandon Washington and Ben Jones and I got the stamp of approval from Big Ben that he is going to be a Hurricane. There was also another big body next to them and they assured me he was coming too; just wansn't sure if he was a senior though. That was the most fun I had at the OB since the FLa game and Brock's second half heroics. THe place was electric and i have to say we hands down have the best mastcot; his soldier boy routine is instant classic.

I am feeling really good today!

that was a huge win... because it was national tv all the recruits were watching..and those sh** talkers from florida were too....u think they're gonna cancel the game next year now???? we all know they dont wanna see the CANES.... cause no matter where we are ranked...we're still better than the gayturds.... but this is a hugement statement game.... but my favorite OB game was of course the comeback to beat the gayturds!!!!!! C-A-N-E-S

The future looks bright my friends... We have some bright young players... Cooper, Javarris, Van Dyle, Jason Fox, Orlando Franklin, McCarthy, Marve, Hankerson, Jermaine Mckenzie when healthy, McNeal, Sharpton when healthy, and next season, with the NW Bulls coming in, hopefully with Streeter included... How can he not come, with all his friends committing, and the U back on the rise, and the chance to play in front his Hometown, family and friends...

This is too much fun. I suppose all the losers are little 12 fans, it is only the Big one. Oklahoma. clearly a great team. Playing them at their house ,our first real game, with no healthy DT's, thin secondary and an erratic ( at best, being kind) QB, new coaches etc., The blow out was predictable. There are no more OKL's on the schedule. With healthy Dts , Johnson back at corner, Phillips at safety, and a "new" kyle playing behind great O line protection, we will be in a position to win every game on the schedule. Ther are of course 4 tough games GT, FSU, VT and BC. But if we continue to develop , we won't have a Norman repeat, not against these teams. By year end we can be right there with Ok. LSU, USC and Suburban Meyers group and playing one of them come BCS time

Give it up for Kyle. He was fantastic. Of his 5 incompletions, 3 were drops. He made incredible reads and set his feet before he threw. His 3rd down throws were for 1st down yardage. On the fumble, he had the ball tucked -- yes, it's his fault, but he wasn't being careless with the ball.

My only criticism is the deep ball -- both were badly underthrown (I love how Desmond Howard called them "punts"). Still, they were both deep enough for our guy to make a play and out of reach for the A&M defenders.

Kyle didn't just "manage the game" -- he made plays. He deserves a ton of credit. Of course, we all want to see what he'll do in the coming weeks.....

Plenty of room for improvement:

Let's keep it moving on Offense. 13 Possessions here are the results:
3 Fumbles
2 Punts
1 - Missed FG.
1 - End of Game.

On Defense, 11 possessions. Only (2) 3/outs and (2) 6/outs. The more 3/outs you have, the better your chance of pitching a shutout.

Also, Miami lost the turnover battle.

There is room for improvement!!

Here's the big question: What does this win mean for the program?

Will it mark the resurrection of an elite program -- like the 1998 UCLA game did for us? Or is it just a maddening flash of the talent we have, only to be doused in the coming weeks -- like the 2005 Va Tech game?

Randy says the talent's there and it's just a matter of execution and discipline (read: Coop needs to learn how to hang on to the ball). If he's right, then we're looking like ACC contenders.

We are getting there - but have a ways to go yet. Need just a couple more play makers, and a complete kicking game overhaul. This freshman class along with next years freshmen may do the trick. Lots of true freshmen making positive impact, getting valuable game experience, and showing the recruiting world that committing to The U can mean being immediately featured on ESPN.

A nice step in the right direction. Actually saw some creativity on O. I've been waiting for Nix to get Coop and Sheilds in space. That is the key. Any offense needs explosion plays. A nice step, but admittedly, a small one. We need to see that kind of execution against GT and FSU before we can say we've turned the corner. Not necessarily blow out wins, just good, solid play.

Play was still a little sloppy, but isn't it amazing how a little confidence (or dare I say swagger) can overcome a few mistakes. 2 wins in 6 days-what a difference a week makes.

Nice job again Dade County. A national stage and a great performance doused by a sub par crowd. I got back to Orlando at 3am and got to work by 9. No excuses Dade County-you don't deserve the U.

Viva Il Onion!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So much for our "inferior" weight room and facilities. Look at what A&M's state-of-the-art equipment got them.

Who was that guy wearing #3?
Man, it was wonderful watching Canes football once again. It's been years since I've seen anything like that.
Hats off to Shannon & crew. This will bring a few more recruits our way.
It's good to ba a Cane!

What a huge momentum builder going into ACC play....Keep up the good work Coach Shannon and Nix and of course KW and the O and D!!!!

The Canes came out busting heads and I like that, making huge hits on D and running hard on O!!!!

Beat Duke 52-0!!! I'm out!!

Check it out - the Florida State "Criminoles" living up to their name. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3030360

Now let's see SI publish an issue telling FSU to shut down the program - and let's watch ESPN and the rest of the national media bash FSU and it's football program for it's transgressions over the years.
Wait - what do you mean they won't do that because Bobby Bowden is such a nice man...he's like your grandfather...
Nope - you won't see it the way UM got "blasted" by the media last year.

Anyway - last night was frickin' awesome. I was there and although I agree a 45K turnout with 10K of those being aTm fans was pretty weak, it felt a lot bigger than that and those of us at the game did a great job of supporting a great team with tons of upside.
P.S. - nice black jersey Sebastian - a.k.a. Soulja Boy

out

hey fellas i was just wondering with the Gators talking so much smack about the CANES.... how many of the UF football player have become dominant players in the NFL consistently??? maybe UF is a place u wanna go to get away from the so called "ghetto" and u wanna make a couple thousand a year after graduation.... but when U come to THE U... your chances of being not only a nfl player but being there for a long long long time...... something to think about "U" recruits.....

the blowout was bad in Norman on all fronts...

we didnt show up
we looked sloppy
playcalling was suspect

for the most part --- yesterday showed that Coach Shannon is able to adjust and shape his kids to focus -- that's what you got to get outta an ar$ekicking...

could we have been better at OU -- yes
but will it happen again where we get so far blown out?
doubt...

Hey, Meph, keep giving smack to the folk who dont goto the games...
gotta get people to go out and have PRIDE in coach Shannon's team --


'preciate the hard work, Navarro

CANES, baaby

Manny...like Darc said, thanks for doing hard time for us Canes fans. You are going above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis and we all appreciate it!

RESPECT from all of us at Canespace!

OK, OK, Ponce...I can dish it and I can take it. I was wrong. However, if I had picked the Canes, they'd of lost. This is why I'm not a betting man. I lost a few bucks but it's the best fidy I've ever spent.
We still have a long way to go. Texas A/M was obviously overrated. That wishbone, hambone, nobone option offense is old school. You can't run sideways on Miami. The only thing missing from A/M were leather helmets, a jump pass or two and drop kicks for field goals.

Uh...sorry, that last post was for 86 Cane...Ponce was wrong too.

Let me all help you losers buy your next 40 oz. Take your spare change and bet on A&M, for them to be the underdog to a second rate team is free money.

Deep down you all know that Miami will get beat down whenever they play top 25 caliber teams.

Posted by: Gator Bait! | September 18, 2007 at 03:21 PM a fool and his money are soon parted ...


http://www.sun-sentinel.com/media/photo/2007-09/32699673.jpg Anyway - last night was frickin' awesome. I was there and although I agree a 45K turnout with 10K of those being aTm fans was pretty weak, it felt a lot bigger Posted by: DelrayCane | September 21, 2007 at 04:30 PM who you gonna believe: the city of Miami or your lying eyes & ears? LARGE & LOUD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wk3tLFUCijE Sebastian shakes his bootay ...

eliminate drive-killing drops & penalties = points. DISCIPLINE

kyle Wright on!

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