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The Miami Hurricanes arrive in Orlando for the Russell Athletic Bowl. UM says everyone reported.

ORLANDO -- Russell Athletic Bowl week is finally here. 

The Hurricanes have all checked in, according to Chris Yandle, UM's assistant athletic director for communications. The players drove to Orlando, Yandle said, and all had to report by 3 p.m. They had the afternoon free. Some of the players spent the day at City Walk in Universal Studios.

There was no media access at their hotel or otherwise.

Tomorrow, the Canes (9-3) practice from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at The Citrus Bowl, where their game against Louisville (11-1) will be played at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Practices are closed to the media, and only coaches will be available afterward. We were told the players will be on a Best Buy Shopping Spree that is closed to the media (I'd love one of those myself!)

The last time I greeted a Miami Hurricanes team for a bowl, it was in the airport of El Paso and guys like linebacker Jordan Futch and quarterback Jacory Harris and bowl head coach Jeff Stoutland (with a giant sombrero atop his head) were dancing with local women to the festive beat of mariachi musicians and colorfully costumed Viva El Paso dancers.

That was for the 2010 Hyundai Sun Bowl. El Paso is a border town that sits on the banks of the Rio Grande -- across the river from Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico. Juarez, known as the murder capital of the world, was off limits to the Canes and their Notre Dame counterparts, who got the same reception.

"A wonderful greeting, " Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said that day. "It certainly didn't disappoint in our first trip here as a team." 

Kelly's Irish and the Canes each came into the game 7-5, but as Canes fans painfully remember, the Irish beat Miami soundly, a 31-17 drubbing in which Harris threw three interceptions in his seven passes, before being replaced by current senior quarterback Stephen Morris. Current Canes coach Al Golden, who already had been hired, watched that game from a stadium suite.

Miami has not won a bowl since its 21-20 win over Nevada in the 2006 MPC Computers Bowl -- Larry Coker's last game as coach.

 Since then it's been three consecutive bowl losses.

Last I looked, Louisville was favored by 3 1/2 points. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be nearly impossible to frazzle. Somehow, the Canes have to find a way with a defensive line that has not been particularly fearsome this season.

Weather update: It's clear and 77 degrees in Orlando now. The weather forecast for the game is partly cloudy, with 73 degrees as a high that day and 56 degrees as a low, and a 20-percent chance of rain. But that could change several times before Saturday.

Ticket update: Earlier this past week, Vivid Seats on the secondary ticket marketplace released its report on ticket prices for this year's NCAA bowl games, and cited tickets for the Russell Athletic Bowl as the 14th most expensive of all the bowls, with a median price of $98. "The Russell Athletic Bowl is a bargain compared to the BCS National Championship, however,'' Vivid Seats reported, "which currently has a median ticket price of $1,553.''

UM is staying at the Hilton Orlando and Louisville is at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Louisville will practice at First Academy. The Cardinals' practices are also closed to the media and public. 

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN 

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GO CANES BEAT LOUSYVILLE We are 1-0 against C. Strong as a coach,(interim at peach bowl after zook was fired), and we beat them turds, again. Look forward to seeing lots of orange at the game, this time, I'm only 30 minutes instead of 4-5 hours. The stadium is a dump, so just try to remember our dump, the OB, (it was our dump though, and very missed), and enjoy a bowl game for a change. Hope for a better bowl next year.

Have a great time Canes. You have earned it.

Come out and play tough and smart football and beat Louisville! Beat them down! Believe in yourselves!

Go Canes!

Start 2014 out with a win...let's go Canes.


From 2001 to 2004, while Al Golden was the defensive coordinator of Virginia, the ACC only had one team finish at number 10 in the polls. That is a sign of a weak conference.

While only one team had just two losses, during that time. With all other years with losses of 3, or greater. Which represents a low period in the strength of the ACC.

This signifies a lack of accomplishment by Al Golden in a weak conference.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 22, 2013 at 07:28 PM

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Sigh...it is tiring correcting all of Chumpcane's ridiculous lies and misleading posts...at any rate, below you will find another response that completely destroys his nonsense:

Al golden developed All-ACC linebackers James Farrior and Jamie Sharper, both of whom were chosen in the 1997 NFL Draft. He then coached linebackers at Boston College from 1997 to 1999 under Tom O'Brien. While at Boston College, Golden coached Frank Chamberlin and Erik Storz to become All-Big East linebackers. The Eagles finished the 1999 regular season with an 8–3 record and a top-25 national ranking, while making their first postseason bowl appearance since 1994 thanks in large part to the Eagles defense, most especially the superior linebacker play.

Named defensive coordinator by Virginia head coach Al Groh in 2001, Golden became the youngest defensive coordinator in Division I-A. He had spent the previous season at his alma mater, Penn State University, serving as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator under Joe Paterno and became a hot coaching prospect due to his success with the Lions . From 2001 to 2004, the Cavaliers' defense greatly improved under his tutelage, after taking over a 108th ranked defense in his first year to ranking 18th in total defense in 2004. In the same time period, Virginia's scoring defense went from 74th in the nation (27.6 ppg) to 17th (17.7 ppg) utilizing Golden's innovative 3–4 defense.

Haters gonna hate zook.

I just cant wait to hear about the only reasons we won two weeks after the game. Thats what happened when we beat them down. 10-14 days of troll free blogs.

Seriously, has either Golden or D'Onofrio's particular team defenses been in the LEGITIMATE TOP 35 rung. Let alone a Top 25 defense. While Thee Carpetbagger's were at VIRGINIA or TEMPLE. dUh

Nevertheless, Goldie nd' Marky Mark will field winning teams at Miami.

UNFORTUNATELY for Cane bUbba. Those winning campaigns WON'T be the " 11-1 " or undefeated variety. Ouch

And I'll let major college football history be my judge. hUh

Posted by: D | December 22, 2013 at 04:51 PM

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"Named defensive coordinator by Virginia head coach Al Groh in 2001, Golden became the youngest defensive coordinator in Division I-A.[1] He had spent the previous season at his alma mater, Penn State University, serving as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator under Joe Paterno.[1] From 2001 to 2004, the Cavaliers' defense improved under his tutelage, ranking 108th in total defense in his first year to ranking 18th in total defense in 2004. In the same time period, Virginia's scoring defense went from 74th in the nation (27.6 ppg) to 17th (17.7 ppg) utilizing Golden's 3–4 defense."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Golden_(American_football)

Seriously, has either Golden or D'Onofrio's particular team defenses been in the LEGITIMATE TOP 35 rung. Let alone a Top 25 defense. While Thee Carpetbagger's were at VIRGINIA or TEMPLE. dUh

Nevertheless, Goldie nd' Marky Mark will field winning teams at Miami.

UNFORTUNATELY for Cane bUbba. Those winning campaigns WON'T be the " 11-1 " or undefeated variety. Ouch

And I'll let major college football history be my judge. hUh

Posted by: D | December 22, 2013 at 04:51 PM
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"Mark D'Onofrio is in his third season as Miami's defensive coordinator. In 2011, D'Onofrio's defense finished the season ranked ninth in the nation in red zone defense and 21st in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 20.08 points per game. The Canes' defense held foes to seven points below scoring average on the season, while holding Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Florida State and South Florida to a combined 22 points below scoring average. The defense, under D'Onofrio's guidance, finished strong and proved stingy, giving up an average of only 13.5 points in the last five games of the season...

"Under D'Onofrio's tutelage, he transformed a Temple defense ranked last in the NCAA upon his arrival to 17th in 2010..."

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205558561

If this is true zook, then why is our defense so bad? Don't go with the lack of talent copout, Miami has more talent than a Virg. team. This could also prove that Golden is a better asst. than head coach. Randy did a good job as an asst. but just wasn't ready for the head coaching job. There are 2 ways to look at what you posted, one thing is for sure, if Golden is to succeed here, he will eventually have to change D-coach Go Canes


Zook, I know the class is ranked high, but it's not just size we need. These players don't seem to be learning techniques. I agree with "72 the 4-3 is a better defense for the college ranks. Instinct and reaction, aggressiveness is being lost with the 3-4. Even the bama defense isn't creating the pass rush as before. I have heard the weight room stuff, size, and toughness now for 3 years, and it's not enough. I hope these kids hang in and come here, but D is right, we need better coaching. Blame who you want, but the talent we have now should be doing better. GO CANES

Posted by: delandcane | December 22, 2013 at 07:58 PM

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Delandcane-

You have to look no further than the Duke game to appreciate the extraordinary lack of talent on defense that is most profound along the defensive line.

As you know--if you don't have a defensive line you have no prayer of defending in today's world of college football.

The U-Tough program helped because it created more size and strength, but you can't teach speed and athleticism.

Many of the above problems are being addressed in this year's recruiting class and will produce dividends on the field next year that will have us in the National Championship hunt after the 2015 recruiting class.

Should Al Golden tire of the haters who also helped run Butch Davis off and decide to accept one of the jobs at a major program, the Miami program will be lucky to hire an assistant coach from one of the local flag teams. The reason I know that to be true is the coaching community was appalled at the treatment Larry Coker received and we had no choice but to appoint Randy Shannon.

And if you believe how difficult it was to get anyone to say yes to coaching the Canes after Coker's dismissal, just wait if Coach Golden bugs out as no one qualified and in their right mind will ever sign with the Canes knowing you can NEVER satisfy this mostly clueless Miami fan base. The only reason we signed Al Golden was because he loved the Canes and our tradition since his brother attended school here. As Coach Golden said; "“When your big brother goes to Miami, you become a Miami fan.”.

A Chris Yandel name drop and then links to wiki articles about THE WORST COACH IN MODERN UM FOOTBALL HISTORY by some of assistant coaches of THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL REALATED BLOGGING?

What are the odds?

It's a Ganes thing, they never understand.

No typepad needed WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING.

Time to go back to the SID's office for more lame talking points to spam up the blog with this week before the newest ACC member gets an easy intro to destroying Alverage 101 on Saturday.

It's a Ganes thing, you never understand.

Zook, I lookat Butch's team. NOT at UM, but NCarolina. Now no way NC gets the talent we have, but in 3 years, Butch took another coach's d-line players, and made them worthy of 1st rd pick status had they not messed around with agents. The development was incredible, along with receivers and other positions. That NC team had they not got in trouble, might have been so good on defense they would have challenged for a NAT CHAMPIONSHIP. I truly believe that. Now I like Golden, and "was" sold at first. But with the lack of development with the "star recruits" of the last couple years, my opinions have changed. Golden has the contract to give him the time to prove a lot of people wrong, but he also just might prove those same people right.
I agree that with Cokers record, and being fired, scared coaches away. But that was then, and if Golden leaves, we can find a good coach. This is a good program, with lot's of history, and it's time to make some new history.

38-31 Canes
Our D is going to give up points, specially with Tedy at the helm. They need to at least show the kind of effort when they played UF. The OL has to show up and give Morris time to find this talented receiving core. Opening holes and giving Morris time to complete 3rd downs is key to keeping Teddy off the field. UL hasn't played an offense of our caliber. If our veteran OL, QB and Receivers play to their potential, we will out score UL regardless of what Teddy does.
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Coker was handed the keys to a Ferrari, and he crashed that ish into Biscayne Bay, Coker got progressively worst, and this dude is trying to suggest Clappy Coker was run off?! Is Miami not a major program, we're not lucky to have Goldilocks, Goldilocks is privileged to be here. Recall the 5 titles that were here before Goldilocks! Gtfoh with that nonsense. But I think a previous poster hit the nail on the head, perhaps some of you goldilocks/ d-no lovers are UM SID interns assigned to sell the fan base this garbage defensive scheme. Going after the players and not holding the coaches accountable is cowardly

Yes, Coker deserved to be gone. I think most Miami fans get that. But the media, like ESPN beat up the program(go figure) for the firing saying we expected too much. So many people in this country listen to opinions of others without any homework, giving the media way too much power. But I agree with what you say, this is the place to be if you want to win. good post "is it football".

Btw we were 78th in total defense this year, with a rather soft schedule, I can't take serious anybody that would come on this blog and defend D-No, let alone Coker! Wtf?! Really? Lol! Wow

I counted ten teams in the ACC that finished with better defensive numbers than us, including football powerhouse, Duke! Loyalty to D-no is killing us!


But I think a previous poster hit the nail on the head, perhaps some of you goldilocks/ d-no lovers are UM SID interns assigned to sell the fan base this garbage defensive scheme. Going after the players and not holding the coaches accountable is cowardly

Posted by: Is it football season yet

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Preach brother.



I counted ten teams in the ACC that finished with better defensive numbers than us, including football powerhouse, Duke! Loyalty to D-no is killing us!

Posted by: Is it football season yet

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You miss counted bro, Miami is dead last in the ACC in defense.

I'm sure if you listen to them they'll tell you we have the worst talent on defense in the ACC. You know because of the NCAA.

So why doesn't the offense look just as bad with the same trashy leftovers, cloud, and negative recruiting, and COACHING TURNOVER!

The offense is still tops in the acc unlike the 'efense!

Spin that

I personally hope we beat Louisville but in a highscoring game. UM gives d'o time to find another job and anounces he has moved on for his benefit and hires Davis back to coach D. We would be the next FSU next season and even they would worry about us on the schedule.
Off subject, why are so many gator fans here ragging our D and not one on their blogs ragging their 118th ranked offense(2years running)? Recruiting! They are paid by ufelony to go on our blogs for negative recruiting. There is no doubt our defense improved by 30 percent this year,if we land a few hungry Dtackles they will improve by another 30 percent.
The one thing that bothers me though is talen and hunger. I have not brought this up before but when the gators scored their final td in their beatdown against us Howard was on the goal line when driskel ran that td in. He came into the frame just after driskel crossed the line. Either he was high on that fake weed and reacted like he was on offense or he doesnt play every down. I have heard people throughout the season pick on howard and kept my mouth shut. But i think everyone needs to see that one play to prove execution is the problem with our D. If you cant motivate him cut him. Hope he is not back next season unless it is in a backup roll which will give him hunger. If he comes back ,make him second string next season for the whole year as motivation for 2015.

Looking for input o. Realistic bloggers like zook on this one. D,chump,harriet,calvin,trash,gallo,soldly,72need not respond.

Some improvement to go from next to last to dead @zzzz last!!

Lol

That's while finishing in the top 2-5 in recruiting in the league.

By the way tracy was standing on the goalline in the corner driskell was runni.g to. He had all day to react and just stood thereas if it was his last college game and didnt want to get hirt. Thats not coachi.g folks. Thats a player not doi.g his job


Coker was handed the keys to a Ferrari, and he crashed that ish into Biscayne Bay, Coker got progressively worst, and this dude is trying to suggest Clappy Coker was run off?! Is Miami not a major program, we're not lucky to have Goldilocks, Goldilocks is privileged to be here. Recall the 5 titles that were here before Goldilocks! Gtfoh with that nonsense. But I think a previous poster hit the nail on the head, perhaps some of you goldilocks/ d-no lovers are UM SID interns assigned to sell the fan base this garbage defensive scheme. Going after the players and not holding the coaches accountable is cowardly

Posted by: Is it football season yet | December 22, 2013 at 09:37 PM

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Larry Coker won 2 National Championships for the Canes, one of which was stolen back by Terry Porter, and he beat the hell out of Florida and Florida State anytime they dared to show their faces.

Coker learned the hard way what Butch Davis knew and Al Golden is learning--the most boisterous Miami Hurricanes so-called fans are typically the most negative and clueless.

I agree that when Coker was finally terminated it was time he went, but it wasn't because he was a bad head coach, it was because the haters had created an atmosphere were it would have been impossible for the man to recruit in an effective manner.

Again, Miami boasts the fan base that wildly complained about 'HOW' Larry Coker beat Nebraska to win a National Championship in the Rose bowl as those nitwits didn't believe he did it with the style they approved of. Sound familiar? It should! As you heard the same stupidity when this year's Canes team was undefeated and ranked 7th in the country--a team with very little talent that was playing with great dedication and spirit and greatly outperformed their talent level...thanks to great coaching!!

AL GOLDEN IS THE BEST COACH AND RECRUITER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL!!

I see that the story about Stephen Morris was incorrect. That's great to hear.

As for you thoughtful and objective Hurricanes fans that, posted the previous great comments here. You are what makes this blog and, hopefully, team better.

Canes own the gator and gator fan minds,

In my opinion, next year will be do or die for D'Onofrio should the current recruiting class of quality defensive tackles hold together.

I also believe that some of those posing as Canes fans on this blog are really Gator losers trying to get into the heads of any Canes recruits or family members who may read this blog.

As you may know this is a common practice on various publicly traded stock websites that have message boards where bashers are paid by those who are shorting the equity for every negative post they receives a response too.

I think players are developing, Dorsett, Duke, and Allen Hurns all had good seasons. Crawford and DZP looked good. There's playersc who have developed. Player development isn't the issue.

Now notice the names I just rattled off are mostly offensive players.

I think Dino is the problem. Get rid of himand question all of the defensive coaches.


So why doesn't the offense look just as bad with the same trashy leftovers, cloud, and negative recruiting, and COACHING TURNOVER!

The offense is still tops in the acc unlike the 'efense!

Spin that

Posted by: Nash

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Let me know when someone respond to this.

Dau, good question. As well as a great original post, Nash.

Through research I posted the facts of the 2001-2004 Virginia experience in the ACC.

The fact is that only one team was ranked, at the end of the year, number 10. All other years had absolutely no teams in the top ten. That was MAC like, for that time.

Additionally, the one year top loss total was 2 games. With every other year 3 losses or more.

It makes sense to make as equal comparisons, as you can. That repeated post of Al Golden's defensive coordinating are not top accomplishments at all.


Let me know when someone respond to this.

Posted by: DaU

There is no response, only excuses and spin.

What does *improvements* made at lowly Temple 4 years ago, have to do with the Canes right now?

Weak sauce--come again please.

Just try to make a post about the Miami Hurricanes and not their coach.

There must be a new team called the Al Golden Excuses and the mascot must be the Holy Binder.

This blog is for Canes fans...bye.

Ganes fans are retroactively fans of Temple from a full recruiting generation ago now Zakkee, didn't you get the notice from Chris Freet?

It's a Ganes thing, if it isn't in the Holy Binder of Excuses, they never understand.

Nash I said the samething you did a couple of weeks ago. There will be no response about your post because they know your right. Perfect post Nash.

We simply don't have the horses on defense. It may get ugly if we can't match TD for TD. Hopefully we get some top horses for the future. Go canes!

Nash and co-detractors, as usual you are mouthing off incorrect infirmation. Our OL was supposed to be all world coming in to this season and we were a top Offense to end last year. However, our O terribly underperformed this year and that did not help the D either. We are a feast or famine type offense with a very sad third down conversion rate. Our DL on the other hand was expected to be bad this year but the late transfers in helped a bit. Our lbs other than DP52 did not perform well. I assume we probably had one of the worst combination of 3rd down rates. Number 30 on D performed his best and that goes to show you the talent level on this D. Deon Bush did not regain his form after the hernia surgery and no. 26 disappeared way too many times. I am sure plenty of other guys were playing hurt on D.

delandcane, you are an idiot, and you show that you've really never played on sports teams high than rec. Coaching is over rated specially on D. D is beating the person in front of you one on one, hat on hat. The Canes still don't have enough talented bodies to consistently do that. They are getting there, and I believe that in the near future they'll will be a very talented D. But please coaching can't overcome lack of talent an depth.

Jmike...you're an idiot if U think that is all d is....

Jmike explain tracy howard letting driskel run in the gators last touchdown. He just stood there. From driskels view he was on the right side ,the same way driskel ran in and didnt even attempt to stop him. Coaches dont tell players to do stuff like that.the final should have been 21-9.

How was the uf game a beat down by miami? We won by less than a td and the game was within reach for uf late in fourth. We were out gained 2-1 and needed 5 tos to win. When u get 5 tos and still barely win that's hardly a best down.

A beat down is what duke, vt, fsu did this year and what nd, ksu did last year to us. Lets be realistic it was a great win regardless of how uf turned out but it was hardly a beat down.

Ten wins!

For everyone who are talking about the Driskel TD run, I was at the game, and Howard was playing his zone...10 yards off the ball and assigned to the WR. The problem on that play was the DE and outside LB who took the fake inside...Driskel walked into the end zone. Howard and a lot of fans on site, really did not expect him to still have the ball. Before commenting, get a ticket and attend the games. The TV does not show how the play is set up by being in the wrong defensive scheme.

I agree that this season was a combination of players development and coaching. Too many subs, not ready prior to the snap, and not playing the best player were the major issue all season. Muhamand and Tyriq should have been given a lot of snaps for development. Yes, they made some mistakes, but they came with energy each play that I observed from the stands. Howard and Burns were the best CB and Jenkins and Bush were our best Safeties. Nevertheless, the front 7 are the key to any defense, and this coaching staff never decided on the best 7. Chit and Porter were aggressive, but they loss speed due to the extra weight. Porter should have played at 290 and Chit at 255 respectively. DZP needs to get down to 230, because he often got tired by the 3rd quarter caring the additional 10 pounds.

The 3-4 will be nasty with the incoming recruits, because they are more football ready for this type of assignment. This scheme will work for the handpicked recruits coming, but I just had an issue with Golden and staff for putting the existing players in a system, which caused them to failed.

As for the QB position next year, I saw Williams against elite teams and he's very soft against the pressure. I hope that we hire a QB coach, because Morris could not get off his primary receiver...not check down to the RB. We had a receiver uncovered each play, and the OCs never helped Morris and Jacory learn how to get rid of the ball by 2.7 seconds. Morris will be a good pro QB with the right coaching...because of his quick release and arm strength. QB IQ was the U and we loss that since Coker, Shannon, and now Golden.

Blah blah blah from the usual murder joking name chaningn and ID stealing fellow.

And then he tries to even take a shot about one of the teams we play in basketball, Savannah State (who is better than Georgia Southern in football and basketball), after they got demoted to D2 by Georgia Southern.

good luck with Savannah St., []_[]r new ooc football n basketball rivals, []_[] g[]_[]tless []_[]sssseepes'
Posted by: []_[]r the acc basketball o[]_[]tho[]_[]se | December 21, 2013 at 06:52 AM

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/57/florida-gators

Who is the next opponent of the gatrs? SAVANNAH STATE!

Yep, the joke is that he is so busy attacking us about Savannah State, that he just burned himself. Hypocrite. Now he can complain to the Herald that I proved him wrong yet again.

Truly, gatr moron education is on full display by the fellow. Just like his claim that he was working with the FBI on a drug angle in the Sean Taylor and Bryan Pata murders. No drugs involved, except when he misses his meds and posts on here.

4-8, loser, including a beatdown in your house by Georgia southern and FSU. 0-2 against the ACC. Fourth in the state. Changing your name won't change those facts.

Now, I politely asked you to stop, you chose instead to escalate. You will never be justified in complaining about anything that is done to you and your klan in the gatr blogs, you have earned each retaliation multiple times.

Finally, I will leave you with this:

"This blog is for Canes fans...bye."
Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | December 22, 2013 at 11:37 PM

You are being asked to leave, by multiple people, both politely and impolitely, with deatial and summary posts, yet you choose to ignore it. Don't ever DREAM of complaining when the same is done back to your gatrs, hypocrite.

Miami 38, UL 31.

All this talk about our weak #58 schedule propping up our defense, I see a UL schedule that was #105 in SOS. They lost at home 38-35 to the team ranked right with us in UCF, when they were title contenders. Since that game, UL has not been as good, and needed OT to beat Cincinnati.

BTW, for those that can take a light-hearted view of this game, the two mascot twitter accounts went at each other, all in good fun.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10172179/miami-louisville-mascots-trade-barbs-twitter-russell-athletics-bowl-college-football?ex_cid=espnapi_public

I gotta give the freestyle win to the Cardinal on this one. I hope we even it up on the field. Remember, the Longhorns won the battle of words before the game, but Miami beat them down on the field. I hope the same happens here.

Happy Holiday 'Canes fans.....

I am bored to death of all the "Weeping Willies" and "Nattering Nabobs" on here who turn every post into a BASH Coach D and the Coaching staff session.

Look if you (Champ Cane, Harriet Man, deland Cane) can find nothing positive to push our team in this BOWL game, then stop posting..
We know your negative string. Placing it here on every headline does NOTHING to change other minds.

Stop reading your own junk!!!

This team needs support to win against Louisville.

Instead we read all this S***.

You all should look inward to see if FANS would be beating on our team for the last game, and what effect it has on recruits, players, and yes Coaches.

If you were in a job and had this king of SH** to read you would be out the door in a NY minute..If not you are a Liar. Every one of you.
Coach G has more Class in his little finger than all of you combined. Criticize and agree to disagree, but Ho** Macker** it is OLD. Still the guy is here working away to bring us victories.

Coach G and his group are the best thing that has happened to the 'U'.

Sick of Zook and others who really fly the 'U' flag having to defend the 'Canes all season.

If it so bothersome, and heartrending, to watch the 'U' go do something else, but whining and spouting ain't gonna work.

Win out 'Canes, beat TB, and Happy Holidays again,
Go 'Canes

As for Canes fans attacking other Canes fans on here, I wish you guys would just agree to disagree and move on. Or at least stop with the personal attacks, and not assume that the new ID attacking you is the same guy that you were previously disagreeing with. You are giving the name changing fellow too much pleasure, as he jumps in with new IDs escalating the attacks on both sides. Whether he is posting as zook and golden talking about Kool aid, or posting as other one-hit IDs attacking ChampCane and HTC and the others, he is letting you guys turn this blog into a bitter battle over simple things that can be discussed more calmly, like:

Has Miami coached by Golden ever beaten anyone "better" than them? Yes. But the funny thing is that each time he beats them, they are no longer considered "better". The UF and Virginia coaches were both proclaimed "better" pregame, but worse afterward, just because they lost to Golden. He has won as an underdog though, that is what should matter.

Has Golden lost to teams he should have beaten? Yes. But the funny thing is that each time he loses to them, the most outlandish excuses are made to excuse the inexcusable loss. He last lost as the favorite though, that is what should matter.

As for the claim that Miami had no penalties other than self-imposed, that is false. In Year 1, Miami had 8 players suspended against Maryland, including the starting QB. And for those first six games, there were other suspensions involved. We lost that game to Maryland by 8, but had the lead with 2 minutes left. Add those 8 players, who were upperclassmen and starters, and I think we win that game. So, it is false that there were NO NCAA penalties on Miami other than self-imposed.

Disagreeing about the schemes, the UTough program, the changing of coaches, etc, is what this blog is for. All fine, but these claims that Golden and Donofrio are pedos, because of something Sandusky did at at a totally different school, is unnecessary and is not what a Canes fan should be saying about anyone associated with the Canes, IMO.

Finally, only because it is STILL unclear after being explained before, the blue has nothing to do with an ID theft. In addition, there is a difference between using typepad, which we are all doing, and being signed in to typepad, which is what D and a few others are doing.

If you use a typepad account, like D does, it is included as a link. Hyperlinks are in blue. If you are not using a typepad account, you can enter a Web Site URL in the third row, and that also will turn the name into a hyperlink.

Posting as another person is a sign of desperation, because it means you are losing the argument in it's merits, and want to prop up a straw man to beat up instead. If you find yourself about to do that, find a better argument, agree to disagree, or heaven forfend, admit that you were wrong. It doesn't hurt that much. Inability to do so turns you into the sick individual that thinks joking about murder victims is a cool recruiting tool. Do you really want to end up like him? If not, then stop it.

Let's try to get through this, so that we can actually enjoy the game, make predictions, be able to complain about the mistakes and brag about the successes, all as Canes fans. As HTC said, this blog is for Canes fans, the rest are not welcome. Bye bye, gatr, your rivalry is dead, and the epitaph on it's tombstone is 21-16.

How bout some CANES in the HOUSE against L'ville!!!! 10-3 looks mighty fine to me, and it would be a great send off to the seniors, and a welcome to new recruits.

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