Talent drop-off? 'Canes say no

Talent drop-off? 'Canes say no

There are 20 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 21, 2008, titled Talent drop-off? 'Canes say no. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The normally soft spoken Eric Moncur felt he needed to add an extra emphasis on the answer.

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Court Jester

Boca Raton, FL

#1 Jul 22, 2008
Although we had a great recruiting class this year, an article the other day said six or more of the kids may have clearing house issues and may not be eligable. Don't we check all this out before we offer kids a spot on the team. What good is recruiting talent if they can't get into school?
Dave Cokerstadt

Gainesville, FL

#2 Jul 22, 2008
What Shannon COULDN'T or didn't want to say is some of the players became indignant and even rebellious when Uncle Larry was sent packing. They liked the easy practices and never getting yelled at or disciplined. They said "Shannon is mean, he wont even let us bring our cellphones out on the practice field or into meetings.
.......... How barbaric!"

Guess what.... there are still some of Larrys kids on this team. It doesn't mean they haven't bought into Shannon's way though. But there still may be some footdraggers that need to be weeded out

I do disagree on the part where he was saying the talent level HASN'T dropped. I think it has. Or it DID. Coker always had a lame excuse as to why he couldn't boat the 5 star blue chippers. Shannon didn't have this problem. I don't know what Cokers real problem was. He is still in denial about the whole thing though. EVEN THOUGH HE IS STILL JOBLESS.

We'll be back.

GO CANES!!!
jack

Cape Coral, FL

#3 Jul 22, 2008
Thanks for NOTHING Larry.....
Dana

United States

#4 Jul 22, 2008
Mark your calendar 'Cane fans: 09/06/2008: Gators: 44 - Canes: 17. Thanks Larry.
Jim

Lakeland, FL

#5 Jul 22, 2008
Those were selfish players, concerned only with their playing time, not helping each other excel.
ATL Cane

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Jul 22, 2008
Maybe it's me but I'm a little optimistic about the UF game. We have an issue with our QB game exp at college level, but I believe that our Defense is going to show up against UF. If we lose it won't be by much. However, I think we will win. Coop, Baby J and Shawny are going to really going to help out the QBs. Go CANES!!
86Cane

Bohemia, NY

#7 Jul 22, 2008
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FFF

Marathon, FL

#8 Jul 22, 2008
I am as big a Canes fan as any but there is no way we go to the swamp and keep it close......it could get ugly.
ATL Cane wrote:
Maybe it's me but I'm a little optimistic about the UF game. We have an issue with our QB game exp at college level, but I believe that our Defense is going to show up against UF. If we lose it won't be by much. However, I think we will win. Coop, Baby J and Shawny are going to really going to help out the QBs. Go CANES!!
Canesville

United States

#9 Jul 22, 2008
FFF wrote:
I am as big a Canes fan as any but there is no way we go to the swamp and keep it close......it could get ugly.
<quoted text>
Better believe we'll keep it close. You dont think the coaching staff has been preparing for this game since January?

The Gators had weaknesses exploited last season, and we'll capitalize. Tebows jump pass offense can only fool teams for so long. A gifted athlete, yes, but he can stopped.

They'll be underdogs and rightfully so, but it'll be tight going into the 4th quarter.
Crackie

Buford, GA

#10 Jul 22, 2008
Bring back the Gold helmets
Gator

Pompano Beach, FL

#11 Jul 22, 2008
Please, the mighty Canes lost 6 of their last 7 games! I promise you the Sept. 6th game will not be within 4 TD's! The Canes and Noles have the same player's, look what the Noles did! If the Canes had a QB, I might say they would keep it close for a half. No way in HELL!
GO GATOR'S!
Parkland, FL
canesville

Orlando, FL

#12 Jul 22, 2008
Gator wrote:
Please, the mighty Canes lost 6 of their last 7 games! I promise you the Sept. 6th game will not be within 4 TD's! The Canes and Noles have the same player's, look what the Noles did! If the Canes had a QB, I might say they would keep it close for a half. No way in HELL!
GO GATOR'S!
Parkland, FL
Just because you live in parkland does give you the right to make absurd comments. App St beat Michigan, you couldnt.

The gators are going to come into this game so cocky and full of themselves, while the canes will come in humble and prepared. Its college football, anything can happen, and most likely will turn into a close game.
Gator

Kenilworth, NJ

#13 Jul 22, 2008
Dude, you don't even have a stadium anymore! Your days are done!!! Don't get me wrong, you had a great run, but all good things must come to an end and your end is now! Get rid of the canesville crap, that is way old. Live in the present. Your great "U" has not even won the weak ACC yet! That is really sad! Wow, the only thing I remember about Kissimmee is the Stuckys I would stop at to go number two. By the way, thanks for the key to the restroom!
UF 45 UM 14!
Knights

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Jul 22, 2008
Watch out October 11th as the Knights come in hungry, our fans will travel very well to Dolphins Stadium and it should be a close game. Brandon Harris may second guess his decision not to be a Knight...

For the record this paper along with the Slantinel in O-town both love UF and hate every other school in the state.
Canesville

United States

#15 Jul 23, 2008
Knights wrote:
Watch out October 11th as the Knights come in hungry, our fans will travel very well to Dolphins Stadium and it should be a close game. Brandon Harris may second guess his decision not to be a Knight...
For the record this paper along with the Slantinel in O-town both love UF and hate every other school in the state.
I like UCF, but without Kevin Smith they're just another good CUSA team. Even Miami will be able to put a lot of points up against them and UCF's offense is going to be pretty mediocre.

This is one of Miami's guaranteed W's.
Canesville

United States

#16 Jul 23, 2008
Gator wrote:
Dude, you don't even have a stadium anymore! Your days are done!!! Don't get me wrong, you had a great run, but all good things must come to an end and your end is now! Get rid of the canesville crap, that is way old. Live in the present. Your great "U" has not even won the weak ACC yet! That is really sad! Wow, the only thing I remember about Kissimmee is the Stuckys I would stop at to go number two. By the way, thanks for the key to the restroom!
UF 45 UM 14!
Wow, the only thing I remember about New Jersey, is, uh thankfully NOTHING. Praise God I've never had to step foot in the armpit of America and hopefully never will.

Didnt Troy put up over 30 points against the almighty gators last year. Something tells me your prediction is a bit off, but hey you can keep dreaming.

Since: Apr 08

Bushnell

#17 Jul 23, 2008
Dana wrote:
Mark your calendar 'Cane fans: 09/06/2008: Gators: 44 - Canes: 17. Thanks Larry.
sure Rossana Rossana Dana, anything u say, just like the last 20years without a win vs. the CANES!!! lol

Since: Apr 08

Bushnell

#18 Jul 23, 2008
Gator wrote:
Dude, you don't even have a stadium anymore! Your days are done!!! Don't get me wrong, you had a great run, but all good things must come to an end and your end is now! Get rid of the canesville crap, that is way old. Live in the present. Your great "U" has not even won the weak ACC yet! That is really sad! Wow, the only thing I remember about Kissimmee is the Stuckys I would stop at to go number two. By the way, thanks for the key to the restroom!
UF 45 UM 14!
DUDE, the last time u be the U was when "welcome back kotter" was on ABC? BA-BA-BA-BA-BA-BARINO? U WILL LOOSE AGAIN Mr. Jerksy!
Wayne

San Antonio, TX

#19 Jul 23, 2008
Dave Cokerstadt wrote:
What Shannon COULDN'T or didn't want to say is some of the players became indignant and even rebellious when Uncle Larry was sent packing. They liked the easy practices and never getting yelled at or disciplined. They said "Shannon is mean, he wont even let us bring our cellphones out on the practice field or into meetings.
.......... How barbaric!"
Guess what.... there are still some of Larrys kids on this team. It doesn't mean they haven't bought into Shannon's way though. But there still may be some footdraggers that need to be weeded out
I do disagree on the part where he was saying the talent level HASN'T dropped. I think it has. Or it DID. Coker always had a lame excuse as to why he couldn't boat the 5 star blue chippers. Shannon didn't have this problem. I don't know what Cokers real problem was. He is still in denial about the whole thing though. EVEN THOUGH HE IS STILL JOBLESS.
We'll be back.
GO CANES!!!
True. I saw some of those 330 plus pound linemen who could not even bench press their weight after being there 3 or more years.

They were slobs that got their butts kicked by lesser teams twho were conditioned. Coker created a bunch of parasites that took and gave nothing back.

They just ate and bumbed around unlike Moncour and others who would exercise and workout.

“Yes, it's Steve”

Since: Jun 07

Wellington

#20 Jul 29, 2008
if you have no talent you can't drop in talent

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