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March 06, 2010

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Daytoncane

hollaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Aquaman

Miami vs FSU best rivalry in sports

86Cane

Once that doesn't happen, you'll see us go undefeated in college basketball.

Posted by: Aquaman | March 06, 2010 at 02:28 PM

Three years in a row. No doubt.

86Cane

hollaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 06, 2010 at 02:40 PM

Damn...where are CSM and Ibis when U need them? LOL

#10 WVU beats #9 'Nova 68-66.

Daytoncane

Dayton,

we lost today cause we had injuries, and bunch of kids are underclassmen. Once that doesn't happen, you'll see us go undefeated in college basketball.

Posted by: Aquaman | March 06, 2010 at 02:28 PM

im not gonna touch it lol.

you're gonna get me in trouble.

CanesCanesCanes

Brandon Knight: c'mon dawg, you've got a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn an entire program around. With you and the young talent we have we'll go deep into the tourney, like final four or better.

You can be the player equivalent of Schnelly, tha man that gets the ball rolling, and not that you need it because of your superior grades, but Shalala will be your personal tutor if you do need help.

You want to be one of many at UK or somewhere else like that...or do you want to got to superior academic institution, fill every seat, and change a program forever?

Your call dawg. You up to it???

Somebody write an article, please!

DZ8

I'm not nearly the basketball fan that I am in football but...

I think I remember some years ago Connecticuts head coach saying that Cliff Robinson was the player who set the table for all the future success that program has had. While there they didn't win any championships but he got them to the dance and the next generation got them the wins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_R._Robinson


Brandon Knight could do the same thing here... or better.

CanesCanesCanes

DZ - that's a nice example. I didn't realize that.

Brandon's a smart kid, I hope he realizes he could do something historic at the U.

CGNC

sadly I gave up watching Canes basketball this year.

Canesteeler - Pens were down 3-1 and won the game 6-3. They are tuning up for the playoffs

Nashvillecane

Any1 with scrimage info????

DZ8

Ya, they were FLYING AROUND!!!!

DZ8

''I went to see Cliff last night at the Boston Garden,'' Calhoun said, ''and I told him 'you helped set the table and we're eating a great meal.' ''

From above article.

Drtycane

anyone have notes from scrimmage today...if so please post
gracias

Aquaman

The guy on 560 was just talking about the scrimmage. Shannon I guess spoke with the media. He praised the RB's, was upset the WR's dropped passes, and the defense missed some tackles.

Aquaman

He couldn't tell how good the QBs did because of the dropped passes.

CanesCanesCanes

180 days until kickoff

canesteeler

CGN Pittsburgh is in need of something good because that ass clown Big Ben is a total embarrassment to the entire organization!

raizecane

UM lost to FSU today because of lousy turf conditions.......oh wait....nevermind.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Canes BBall loses...what else is new??

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

"Why Miami Should Drop Basketball."

Posted by: Aquaman | March 06, 2010 at 12:12 PM

>>>>

Indeed.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

i read the things Randy says about building the team. i've also read it from other coaches as well about their respective teams. it's not like he's the only one who knows how to build a team.

like i said, talk is cheap.

i LOVE Mike Tomlin, but he did a whole bunch of that last year with the Steelers. first they lost to the Bengals, and all i heard was how they would get it together. then they lost to the Chiefs (WTF) and i heard the same stuff. then they lost to the Ravens and i heard it again.

after the loss to the Ravens, Tomlin said they would "unleash hell in December". you know what happened? they lost to the Raiders and then the Browns on national tv.

see how important talk is?

keep feeding me quotes from practice and i'll feed you quotes from the Steeler's practices in the midst of their 5 game losing streak.

who knew that talking won championships?

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 06, 2010 at 12:11 PM

>>>

And like I said, you don't how to separate or distinguish what is good coaching and preparation from what is average, so you just say "talk is cheap."

And your analogy with Tomlin proves my point that you really don't know anything other than talk is cheap because Shannon's never said anything even vaguely close to that.

So keep singing that tune to cover up the fact that you really don't know how to evaluate something until they're winning.

Just like you've been doing with Bama.

That's the point. ANYONE can sit up and say, "Talk is cheap."

Then suddenly when we start winning you'll be talking about Shannon like you talk about Meyer and Saban.

DZ8

UM lost to FSU today because of lousy turf conditions.......oh wait....nevermind.

Posted by: raizecane | March 06, 2010 at 05:13 PM

The turf was fine it was COLD!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

And since you brought up Tomlin, I'll show how I think and evaluate. Back when he was first hired I didn't know jack about him. Then I read an article and the things HE SAID left me with no doubt that he'd win a ring, shortly.

I even asked our own Vince, aka Canesteeler, HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE TOMLIN TO WIN A RING BECAUSE I KNOW HE'S GOING TO WIN ONE SOON?

It took two years.

Yeah, talk is cheap.

As for his comments this past season, they were foolish. In the NFL you can have your azz whooped any given Sunday. But that's his mentality AS A MAN IN LIFE, not just on the football field. That's why I like him.

Ditto Shannon, Jimmy Johnson, Schnell etc.

Shannon got ahead of himself when he took the job and talked about winning a NC with Coker's players.

Schnell completely overestimated the talent level at Louisville when he said the same thing he said when he was at the U.

And I think JJ said something similar when he took over the dolphins.

But to those who can't discern the difference between REAL TALK and talking out the side of your neck, "talk is cheap."

Daytoncane

UM lost to FSU today because of lousy turf conditions.......oh wait....nevermind.

Posted by: raizecane | March 06, 2010 at 05:13 PM

haha.

see SOUP, it's not me lol.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

An even better example of the telling the difference based on what people say is Mark Richt.

I'd been calling him soft for a while BECAUSE OF WHAT HE SAID and even more because of WHAT HE DID NOT SAY.

Solar used to tell what the UGA people thought of him and I used to say "they don't get it, they're still falling for his good taste and manners."

Then 2008 came and everyone had them as pre-season #1 and blowing smoke up their azz and I told Solar, "Richt is soft and his team is gonna play soft. He got lucky last year and didn't even know how he did it."

Sure enough after 2008's debacle, they were calling for his head.

DZ8

Hey Cav, I've got a buddy of mine from Newport News and he swears that Mike Tomlin and some of his buddies jumped my friend and some of his pals. haha. They're about the same age so it is possible. Nothing too bad, kids being kids and he's not 100% sure it was Tomlin but he does tell the story a lot, lol.

Daytoncane

i was wondering does anybody plan on recording the spring game?

someone should record it and put it on youtube. or edit it and put bits and pieces of it on there.

'87 Canes

This team may be young, but they showed me why they crumbled at the middle and end of the season.

'87 Canes

UCF signee Jose Jose arrested on aggravated assault, concealed weapons charges, according Dade County court records

Orlando Sentinel

UCF signee Jose Jose, a standout lineman at Miami Central High School, was arrested Friday, according to Dade County court records.

Jose was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm. He was booked in the Dade County jail at 7:47 a.m. Friday. He faces a $12,500 bond and has not been released. No other court records or details about the arrest were available Friday afternoon.

Jose's mother, who was reached at the family's home Friday night, said she thought her son was at a friend's house and was not aware of the arrest.

Miami Central coach Telly Lockett told the Orlando Sentinel Friday night he was aware Jose had been arrested, but he had no other details about the incident. He added that he didn't want to speak publicly about it until he had a chance to learn more about what led to Jose's arrest.

UCF officials could not be reached for comment Friday night.

Jose was one of UCF's highest-profile recruits. He first committed to Tennessee last summer. Jose later dropped the Volunteers after Lane Kiffin left the program and he committed to USF. Jose wore a Bulls cap to high school on National Signing Day, but he was one of five Miami Central players to sign with the Knights.

Jose, who is listed as 6-foot-3 and 340 pounds on court records, played on the offensive line in high school. UCF coach George O'Leary hoped to develop him into a strong defensive tackle for the Knights, figuring he could one day follow in the footsteps of former Knights' defensive tackle Torell Troup.

Read Iliana Limón's blog at OrlandoSentinel.com/knightsnotepad and e-mail her at ilimon@orlandosentinel.com. Subscribe to our College Sports email newsletter at http://www.orlandosentinel.com/newsletters.


Now i'm not gonna say "here you go" but you have to ask yourself do these recruiting services know what they are doing? Randy Shannon and Co. knows what they are doing. I know that hurts a lot of peoples feelings, bot he really does.

CGNC

LOL canesteeler - I don't follow the steelers just the Pens. Well Carolina released Delhomme (finally!) maybe he can help them out (not) j/k!

Aquaman

In Gainesville or Tuscaloosa that's called a "misshap"

CanesCanesCanes

he really does.

Posted by: '87 Canes | March 06, 2010 at 06:33 PM

How many more examples like this do we need to show that as far as recruiting and evaluating local talent, who to get and who NOT to get, Randy know's what he's doing.

But yet some peeps keep bellyachin' about not getting enough 5-star recruits

justin

How many more examples like this do we need to show that as far as recruiting and evaluating local talent, who to get and who NOT to get, Randy know's what he's doing.

But yet some peeps keep bellyachin' about not getting enough 5-star recruits

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | March 06, 2010 at 08:00 PM

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

Can I get an A M E N!!! BRUDDDDEERRRR

I can tell we got some Canes over here!!

C A N E S

KnoxCane

^^^^^^^^^ AKA KNOXCANE^^^^^^^^

Cat 5 Cane

Mar 6, 2010 4:43 pm US/Eastern

Highsmith Throws 3 TDs In First Spring Scrimmage

Jacory Harris watched Miami's first spring scrimmage on Saturday from the sideline as his backups continued to battle for the second string spot.

Sophomore A.J. Highsmith continues to have the edge. Highsmith threw for 95 yards and three touchdowns while going 9 for 18. He started ahead of Spencer Whipple and freshman Stephen Morris.

"He's a whole lot different person than last year, totally different," said head coach Randy Shannon of Highsmith. "When you're a different person you get a lot of confidence and the players look up to you that way."

Travis Benjamin, Thearon Collier, Leonard Hankerson and LaRon Byrd all caught touchdown passes, but Shannon was disappointed with the receivers' core because of an unnecessary amount of dropped passes.

"We had too many drops from the receivers, tight ends and running backs. They throw the ball, hit guys in the hands. A guy drops a pass and that kills a drive, " said Shannon, who was more impressed with the running backs.

"There were too many of those to give the [quarterbacks] a full assessment. All of them are poised. When you're recruiting quarterbacks, you have to have quarterbacks with confidence in themselves. All four quarterbacks have those qualities. If a receiver dropped a pass they didn't get down, just kept going. And then they moved the ball."

Shannon praised the performances of the tailbacks, including redshirt freshman Lamar Miller. Miller had nine carries for 32 yards and two touchdowns - both in the red zone. Damien Berry finished with 48 yards on eight carries and Mike James had six carries for 46 yards.

"Each one of them had an opportunity to carry the football and make somebody miss in space, which was a positive thing. We went about 100 plays. Every play wasn't electrifying. They might get tackled for a two, three yard loss, but they came back and would have a 40-yard run or 20-yard run. They were patient," said Shannon.

Defensively, the Hurricanes got solid performances from Steven Wesley (two sacks), Colin McCarthy (five tackles, fumble recovery), and Ray Ray Armstrong (three tackles, one interception).

Cat 5 Cane


Giants remind Rolle of Hurricanes

Posted by Michael David Smith on March 6, 2010 11:53 AM ET

Antrel Rolle says his decision to sign with the New York Giants was less about the money than it was about the attitude.

In fact, Rolle says, the Cardinals were willing to pay him just as much as the Giants, who signed him to a five-year, $37 million deal, an NFL record for a safety.

Ultimately, Rolle said when he met the media today, it came down to this: When he visited the Giants' facilities on Friday, he felt at home -- just as he did a decade ago when he went on a recruiting visit to the University of Miami and decided he wanted to be a Hurricane.

At first blush, that might sound a little strange: Giants coach Tom Coughlin is known as a strict disciplinarian, and the reputation of the Miami Hurricanes football program is not exactly one of strict discipline.

But Rolle said he's particularly thrilled to be playing with his fellow Hurricane Kenny Phillips, calling himself and Phillips "The best [safety tandem] in the league, hands down. Without a doubt."

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On closer review, Rolle's deal is better than Sanders', too

Posted by Mike Florio on March 6, 2010 12:18 AM ET

In response to the widespread assertion that the contract signed on Friday night by safety Antrel Rolle with the Giants carries the highest value of any safety in league history, some of you have asked the age-old question (when considering crappy movies from the early 1990s), "What about Bob?"

As in Bob Sanders.

Here's the breakdown.

In year one, Sanders received $8.5 million. Rolle will get $10 million.

After two years, Sanders pocketed $15.615 million. Rolle will have made a total of $15.5 million.

Through three years, Sanders' total take is $21.735 million. Rolle will have $22.5 million.

After four, $24.510 million for Sanders and $29.75 million for Rolle.

After five, $30.5 million for Sanders and $37 million for Rolle.

Sanders has a sixth year to get to the full value of $38.5 million.

(The difference, in large part, comes from the fact that Sanders signed a five-year, $37.5 million extension; Rolle signed a five-year deal from scratch.)

There's also a difference as to guaranteed money. Though Sanders' total guarantee was $19 million, only $8 million is guaranteed for skill and injury. For Rolle, all $15 million is guaranteed for skill and injury.

Anyway, some of your wanted details. So those are the details.

I bet you now wish you didn't ask.

Montreal-Cane

Canes 5 Turds 3 top of the 6th...

Cat 5 Cane

Since it's slow and a dog night... It's a little long but It's an interesting read on Antrel.
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Giants impressed with Antrel Rolle's leadership

Saturday, March 6, 2010
Last updated: Saturday March 6, 2010, 7:15PM, BY VINNY DITRANI


When Tom Coughlin greeted Antrel Rolle on Friday morning, the first thing he said was, “Forget about this defense stuff, I want to talk to you about the Wildcat.”

The comment dates back to what the former Arizona Cardinal safety referred to Saturday as a “job interview,” the game between the Giants and Cardinals last October at Giants Stadium. Rolle threw a pass out of the Wildcat formation for Arizona in the Cards 24-17 win.

Coughlin, being an offensive coach at heart, took note. But he also paid attention to what Rolle did at his more familiar position: eight tackles plus a game-clinching interception and a devastating hit on tight end Kevin Boss which drew a $7,500 fine from the league.

No wonder the former University of Miami safety got a “call back” as soon as the Cards released him. “It was something that stood out in their mind and I’m pretty sure they watched it over and over again before making such a huge decision to bring me in as a New York Giant,” said Rolle, who signed a five-year, $37 million contract Friday not to run the Giants so far non-existent Wildcat, but to team with Kenny Phillips in the last line of defense.

“Best in the league, hands down, without a doubt,” Rolle said of the potential of the two former Hurricanes as the safety tandem. “I was extremely excited when this opportunity presented itself. Being back there with a fellow U-M guy, I know his potential is going to be maximized, my potential is going to be maximized with him. We’re going to push each other and become a dynamic duo.”

Coughlin said Rolle was signed to team with Phillips and not as a safeguard against Phillips not recovering from his 2009 knee surgery. “This move puts in a position now where we feel [safety] can be a really strong part of our team,” said Coughlin, who released veteran safety Aaron Rouse Saturday. “We needed to really solidify and help the safety position based on last year’s experience. That’s the reason this objective was so important to us.”

Rolle also can bring another missing ingredient to the Giants defense: leadership. “I think it just comes naturally, I think that’s just a part of who I am,” he said. “I don’t want anyone to name me a leader, I don’t want anyone to pinpoint what I’m going to bring to a team.

“I think it’s something that has to come naturally. If it happens, it happens; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But I know myself and what kind of competitor and what kind of player I am I think I would definitely be a great fit for this organization, for this team.”

Rolle explained on his game-clinching interception against the Giants, he kind if tweaked the intended coverage to allow himself to make the play on an Eli Manning pass intended for Steve Smith.

“I got my corner and nickel together and explained to them exactly what was going to happen on that play,” he recalled. “And I explained to them exactly how I wanted it to be played. We definitely tweaked the Cover 2, we didn’t play it the way it was initially supposed to be played.

“Sometimes you have to take a gamble, you have to take a chance. That comes from a lot of film study and understanding the concept of your opponents. It was something I was pretty sure it would take place then and I guessed right.”

A few plays prior to that safety had laid his hit on Boss, which kept the Giants tight end sore for the next few weeks and earned Rolle a dreaded FedEx letter from the league informing him of his fine for a head-to-head hit.

“I never try to hurt anyone, it definitely wasn’t meant to be a head-to-head hit,” Rolle said. “I was coming to make a statement, I was coming to make contact. When I’m on the field I hold no pity for the next man, saying at the same time I never try to go out there and hurt any opponent. His career is just as valuable as mine.”

The Giants certainly can use the big-play mentality, whether it be playing the ball or clocking the receiver, in their secondary. Rolle and Phillips, when healthy, both can supply it. Each has the ability to play centerfield or to go into the box to stop the run.

“Both safeties will be interchangeable in terms of their ability to be multi-functional,” Coughlin said. “Both safeties will be involved in the pressure package”

Eventually Rolle hopes he will be part of another package, this one on offense.

“I think that’s going to come from showing them exactly what I can do,” Rolle said of his potential development into a Wildcat factor. “Once I’m here with this organization I think they will get a pretty good feel of what kind of athlete I am.

“I can throw the ball a million miles away, everybody knows that. Whether they are going to use me for that, I don’t know. I hope so, I think it brings another dimension to football and creates a mismatch. It’s also something that can excite the fans and definitely be a momentum changer.”

When Tom Coughlin greeted Antrel Rolle on Friday morning, the first thing he said was, “Forget about this defense stuff, I want to talk to you about the Wildcat.”

The comment dates back to what the former Arizona Cardinal safety referred to Saturday as a “job interview,” the game between the Giants and Cardinals last October at Giants Stadium. Rolle threw a pass out of the Wildcat formation for Arizona in the Cards 24-17 win.

Coughlin, being an offensive coach at heart, took note. But he also paid attention to what Rolle did at his more familiar position: eight tackles plus a game-clinching interception and a devastating hit on tight end Kevin Boss which drew a $7,500 fine from the league.

No wonder the former University of Miami safety got a “call back” as soon as the Cards released him. “It was something that stood out in their mind and I’m pretty sure they watched it over and over again before making such a huge decision to bring me in as a New York Giant,” said Rolle, who signed a five-year, $37 million contract Friday not to run the Giants so far non-existent Wildcat, but to team with Kenny Phillips in the last line of defense.

“Best in the league, hands down, without a doubt,” Rolle said of the potential of the two former Hurricanes as the safety tandem. “I was extremely excited when this opportunity presented itself. Being back there with a fellow U-M guy, I know his potential is going to be maximized, my potential is going to be maximized with him. We’re going to push each other and become a dynamic duo.”

Coughlin said Rolle was signed to team with Phillips and not as a safeguard against Phillips not recovering from his 2009 knee surgery. “This move puts in a position now where we feel [safety] can be a really strong part of our team,” said Coughlin, who released veteran safety Aaron Rouse Saturday. “We needed to really solidify and help the safety position based on last year’s experience. That’s the reason this objective was so important to us.”

Rolle also can bring another missing ingredient to the Giants defense: leadership. “I think it just comes naturally, I think that’s just a part of who I am,” he said. “I don’t want anyone to name me a leader, I don’t want anyone to pinpoint what I’m going to bring to a team.

“I think it’s something that has to come naturally. If it happens, it happens; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But I know myself and what kind of competitor and what kind of player I am I think I would definitely be a great fit for this organization, for this team.”

Rolle explained on his game-clinching interception against the Giants, he kind if tweaked the intended coverage to allow himself to make the play on an Eli Manning pass intended for Steve Smith.

“I got my corner and nickel together and explained to them exactly what was going to happen on that play,” he recalled. “And I explained to them exactly how I wanted it to be played. We definitely tweaked the Cover 2, we didn’t play it the way it was initially supposed to be played.

“Sometimes you have to take a gamble, you have to take a chance. That comes from a lot of film study and understanding the concept of your opponents. It was something I was pretty sure it would take place then and I guessed right.”

A few plays prior to that safety had laid his hit on Boss, which kept the Giants tight end sore for the next few weeks and earned Rolle a dreaded FedEx letter from the league informing him of his fine for a head-to-head hit.

“I never try to hurt anyone, it definitely wasn’t meant to be a head-to-head hit,” Rolle said. “I was coming to make a statement, I was coming to make contact. When I’m on the field I hold no pity for the next man, saying at the same time I never try to go out there and hurt any opponent. His career is just as valuable as mine.”

The Giants certainly can use the big-play mentality, whether it be playing the ball or clocking the receiver, in their secondary. Rolle and Phillips, when healthy, both can supply it. Each has the ability to play centerfield or to go into the box to stop the run.

“Both safeties will be interchangeable in terms of their ability to be multi-functional,” Coughlin said. “Both safeties will be involved in the pressure package”

Eventually Rolle hopes he will be part of another package, this one on offense.

“I think that’s going to come from showing them exactly what I can do,” Rolle said of his potential development into a Wildcat factor. “Once I’m here with this organization I think they will get a pretty good feel of what kind of athlete I am.

“I can throw the ball a million miles away, everybody knows that. Whether they are going to use me for that, I don’t know. I hope so, I think it brings another dimension to football and creates a mismatch. It’s also something that can excite the fans and definitely be a momentum changer.”

Montreal-Cane

USA TODAY/ESPN Top 25 coaches' baseball poll

March 1, 2010

Rank School (first-place votes) Record Points Preseason ranking

1 LSU 7-0 760 2

2 Virginia 6-1 712 4

3 Florida State 6-0 691 5

4 Arizona State 7-0 651 8

5 Texas 5-2 615 1

6 Florida 5-0 591 9

7 Georgia Tech 7-1 574 10

8 TCU 5-1 502 12

9 Clemson 6-0 443 15

10 Coastal Carolina 7-1 420 19

11 Miami (Fla.) 5-1 408 13

Cat 5 Cane

Shandel... throwing out some lov...

Freshman RB Lamar Miller impresses during first UM football scrimmage

By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel 6:11 p.m. EST, March 6, 2010


Redshirt freshman running back rushes for two touchdowns in the Hurricanes first scrimmage

When Miami running backs coach Mike Cassano was hired, one of the first things he wanted to do was see Lamar Miller.

"I can't wait," Cassano said.

That wait is over.

Miller, who missed the early portion of spring because of track, was one of the stars of Saturday's scrimmage at Greentree Practice Fields. Miller, a redshirt freshman, carried nine times for 32 yards and two touchdowns. The Hurricanes ran about 100 plays in a session that lasted nearly two hours.

"I did all right for my first week," Miller said. "I've got a lot of room for improvement. I'm just trying to get better."

Teammates have already begun calling him "Miller Time" because of his breakaway speed. Miller earned the nickname while impressing on the scout team last year. He is pushing Damien Berry and Mike James for playing time, and has become one of the Hurricanes' most discussed players.


Continue
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-um-spring-football-0307-20100306,0,3160511.story

Montreal-Cane

3 run homer by Menlendres 8-3 Canes in the 6th...

Montreal-Cane

Lefty Eric Erickson (1-0, 2.31 ERA), receiving a few extra days rest this week, is expected to start Sunday...

Montreal-Cane

GAME 10: SUNDAY, MARCH 7th 3 p.m.

PROBABLE STARTERS

MIAMI - LHP Eric Erickson vs. FLORIDA - RHP Tommy Toledo

RADIO: 560 WQAM, 90.5 WVUM, 1450 ESPN DEPORTES TV: SUN SPORTS

Cat 5 Cane


Found this digging dog piles and glad I did. I like the hell out of this girl... Man, she can hang 10 with the best of'em. The article is 2 weeks old but worth reading from someone who knows the Canes.


Hurricanes Football:
Now With Depth And here's hoping the additional depth at o-line helps, too.

By JANIE CAMPBELL
Updated 2:01 PM EST, Wed, Feb 24, 2010


Getty Images Miami started spring workouts yesterday without mangled starting quarterback Jacory Harris, but the day was just as notable for who was there as who wasn't: A.J. Highsmith, Stephen Morris, and Spencer Whipple, all happily reporting for duty at QB2-4.

After all, it was just August that saw the last of three backup QBs in six months head for lesser programs in search of a bigger role. First Robert Marve bailed in a ridiculous snit over his inability to throw interceptions at whimsy and retain his job at the same time, then Taylor Cook and Cannon Smith left 13 days before the first game after mistaking a letter of intent for a fast-food line to the first team unit.

Miami then spent a season with just Highsmith, a true freshman, on hand to relieve Jacory -- and if Highsmith hadn't only just arrived in Coral Gables, Harris might not have ended the season looking like a mummy rolled in athletic tape and scheduled for surgery.

So along with prematurely playing out next season through meaningless practice reports, Hurricanes fans have the satisfaction of knowing that someone -- any one of them -- will be that much closer to stepping in as a servicable replacement if the offensive line doesn't do its duty (again). Our money's on Highsmith, with a year of the playbook under his belt; Morris, an early enrollee from nearby Monsignor Pace, is a developable 17; Whipple, the offensive coordinator's son, has the smarts if not, perhaps, the tools -- he transferred in to run the scout team from the backup spot at Division II UMass.

It's got to be a huge relief for the 'Canes, even if at this point none of the three is the second coming of Jim Kelly. Able bodies at all spots are what the Hurricanes have been lacking most of all, something that Shannon has been working toward since taking over a program that sported punter Brian Monroe as a third-string wide receiver.

And how's it going?

"They didn't do anything wrong," Shannon said, which in our interpretive experience means, "Better than nothing."

And amen to that.

By JANIE CAMPBELL
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Cat 5 Cane

For those who missed it!

Miami Hurricanes Show Interest in Wayne Gretzky's Quarterback Son

By Kyle Munzenrieder in SportsThu., Mar. 4 2010 @ 3:56PM

Don't be surprised if you see hockey star Wayne Gretzky's son Trevor in a Hurricanes jersey some day.

No, not the NHL team in Carolina, the original Miami Hurricanes. And we don't mean the school is starting up a hockey team either, we're talking football.

Trevor Gretzky is heading into his senior season as quarterback at Oaks Christian in Westlake Village, California. The same school that produced Jimmy Clausen and Nick Montana, yes the son of Joe.

So the 6'3 athlete apparently has some serious skill, enough to pique the interest of three major football programs, even though he had to wait for Nick Montana to graduate to take over starting duties.

"I'm receiving interest from UCLA, Arizona State and Miami," Gretzky tells ESPN.

It's no coincidence that those schools also have three of the best baseball programs in the country. Gretzky's a double-threat, and hopes that whatever school recruits him for football lets him walk-on for baseball too.

Of course, with the utter craziness that is college football recruiting, who knows where he'll wind up a year from now.

Plus, if Miami is really serious about recruiting Gretzky, we hope that he really does have the skill to follow in the footsteps of Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, Ginno Torretta, and Vinny Testaverde.

Some other schools can afford the publicity of having the son of sports royalty play for them (Hey, UCF Basketball, How's Marcus Jordan working out?), but fans in Miami aren't exactly the biggest hockey fans to begin with and care more about the score on the board than the name on the jersey.
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Hummmm 2011... Can someone say redshirt???

Cat 5 Cane

OK... did my deeds for the day, I'm out

Montreal-Cane

Canes 8 Turds 6 botom of the 7th...Grandal no homer yet this season...

Montreal-Cane

Cat5cane Gretzki is a very smart kid ...but a very long way to go for the 2011 recruting class.

DZ8

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Posted by: Cat5Cane | March 06, 2010 at 09:17 PM


Cat5Cane... Great article... and great information in the other ones.

Montreal-Cane

Canes 9 Florida 6 Bot. of the 8th....

Montreal-Cane

Final Canes win!!!

Canes 9

Gayturds 6

solarcane

cat5 good stuff thanks

Hi monte good to see you back

Montreal-Cane

Solar have a great one!

Peace!

DZ8

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ODU_Snowshoe2010.&search_type=&aq=f


Click on the ODU Snowshoe one and guess who... DZ8 is.


SOUP

Final Canes win!!!

Canes 9

Gayturds 6

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | March 06, 2010 at 10:13 PM

YEAH BABY!!!

Monty thanks for the updates.

CaneRock

Well, just got back from our boys last b-ball game of the year, and WE WON!!! Other team had a damn 14 year old 9th grader on it due to some snafu with the league, can ya'll believe that, a damn 9th grader going up against 10-11 year olds, what good is that for him, or the kids that He's going against...

SOUP

Rock ON, CaneRock!

bahamacane

manny has a new post up!

solarcane

Good to hear Ken Dorsey watched the scrimmage. The young QBs have to love that.

solarcane

nothing good...

catch you tomorrow

SOUP

Miller Time!

SOUP

From Manny at the Miami Herald:

Linebacker Colin McCarthy had five tackles and a fumble recovery. Cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke had three tackles and four pass breakups. Shannon said senior middle linebacker Kylan Robinson "is playing a lot better. Maybe the light came on."

> Kicker Jake Wieclaw, filling in for injured Matt Bosher, converted all three of his field goal attempts - from 32, 25 and 22 yards.

> Safety Jared Campbell (knee) and left tackle Orlando Franklin (back spasms) were among those who sat out the scrimmage with injuries. Franklin is unsure if he will return this spring... Former Canes Ken Dorsey, Jon Beason, Ed Reed and Antonio Dixon attended the scrimmage.

SOUP

From www.hurricanesports.com:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Zeke DeVoss, Scott Lawson and Chris Pelaez combined for eight hits and senior closer David Gutierrez came in late in the eighth to shut the door for his third save as No. 10 Miami defeated No. 5 Florida, 9-6, Saturday night at Alex Rodriguez Park. The Hurricanes (7-2) evened their series with the Gators (6-2), setting up the rubber game Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

After falling behind 3-2, the Hurricanes scored three runs in the fifth and another three in the sixth to pull away from the Gators. Lawson put the `Canes ahead for good in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run triple deep down the line in right. An inning later Nathan Melendres - who had just come on defensively in the top half of the inning - smacked a three-run homer to left to give the `Canes all they needed to pick up win.

SOUP

From Shannon on hurricanesports.com:

On linebacker Kylan Robinson: His body has totally changed (from last year). The structure of his body has changed. He has more confidence. He just looks more toned. He takes things seriously. He looks better, is feeling better, playing a lot better, he's making tackles. We're excited about the way his progress is going, and he has to keep progressing. Is he where needs to be? No. But we put him in those situations now to make it tough on him and he's accepting it.

On former `Canes at practice: When [Ken] Dorsey was here I was a coach here, so it was great to see him. You had Ed Reed, Dorsey, Jon Beason out here today. It's always good to see those guys come back and watch practice. They continue to be part of this program.

DZ8

Love the Kylan Robinson quotes...Randy knows how to talk good about the seniors. I would love to see Kylan at the Mike this year, his 5th year.

No coments on the video at 10:21pm?

Cat 5 Cane

Canes Ken Dorsey, Jon Beason, Ed Reed and Antonio Dixon attended the scrimmage.

Well, well, well... lokie what we have here... Kenny and Randy at the same place. No excuses now, if Kenny wants a job... Hey Coach, I'll work for food... Whatcha Got?

Don't know if Whipple has a problem with that, but Kenny learning under Whipple would be outstanding!!!

All good and only up side!

With a lock out pending in 2011 and the Canes run to NC in 2011, I see Whipple staying at least till the beginning of 2012... If Kenny can get 2 years under Whipple wing... WOW, the possibilities are endless!

Cat 5 Cane

Coffee and a donut, please...

UM 9, UF 6

Miami Hurricanes regain spark on offense against Florida Gators

A night after striking out 15 times, the Hurricanes accounted for timely hits in a victory against the Gators.

By ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ
a1fernandez@MiamiHerald.com

The University of Miami baseball team knew it couldn't afford another poor hitting performance against Florida on Saturday.

A day after the 11th-ranked Hurricanes struck out 15 times and managed only two hits, they connected for 10, including two clutch home runs and a triple to beat the Gators 9-6 on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 4,426 at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field.

Chris Pelaez, the Canes' hottest hitter this season, Scott Lawson and Natahan Melendres delivered clutch hits to help the Canes even the three-game series with the Gators.

The Canes (7-2) broke a three-game losing streak against the sixth-ranked Gators (6-2), who beat them twice to eliminate them from the Gainesville Regional last season.

Pelaez hit a home run in the second inning to start the scoring, and went 3 for 4 with two RBI.

``It was great because we felt like we really needed this win,'' Pelaez said. ``When you come up against a great team, you have to score runs. I saw a curveball he left high, I was able to put the bat head out and drive it.''

A former star at Miami Gulliver Prep, Pelaez entered the series leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in batting. After Saturday's game, Pelaez is hitting .593 (16 for 27) with three home runs and nine RBI in eight games.

Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs, the Canes took advantage of two errors to take the lead to stay.

After Stephen Perez reached on an error by third baseman Bryson Smith, Lawson slammed a triple that scored Ryan Perry and Perez. Yasmani Grandal reached on a fielding error by second baseman Josh Adams, and Lawson scored to give the Canes a 5-3 lead.

Nathan Melendres came off the bench in the top of the sixth inning and gave the Canes an 8-3 edge in the bottom half when he hit a three-run home run over the left-field fence.

``We've scored seven or more runs in eight of nine games this season, so it was great to see that effort,'' Canes coach Jim Morris said. ``Every time [UF] came back, we seemed to answer. Melendres was huge, and Lawson's triple was great because those were big hits with two outs.''

Jason Santana, the Canes' usual Sunday starter, started Saturday and pitched 4 2/3 innings, striking out six and allowing three earned runs on seven hits. Santana entered the game with an 0-1 record and 10.80 ERA.

The Gators cut the Canes' lead to 8-6 in the top of the seventh on Smith's three-run home run off reliever Eric Whaley. But UM reliever Danny Miranda got pinch-hitter Daniel Pigott to pop up harmlessly to Lawson to limit the damage.

Closer David Gutierrez picked up his third save, striking out all three UF hitters -- first baseman Preston Tucker, designated hitter Austin Maddox and left fielder Tyler Thompson -- to end the game.

Windy1

The RBs and the WRs still seem like the strength of the offense. Berry will be the starter and Mike James rotating snaps, with Lamar Miller coming as a change of pace. As good as the RBs were last year, I think they will be even better this year. All three, including Storm, could be future solid NFL backs if they put the work in. Its clear to me that the Canes now do a better job of developing NFL-caliber RBs than UF or FSU.

As for the WR, with Hankerson, Byrd, Benjamin, Streeter, that is also a position loaded with potential NFL caliber players if they continue to work hard to improve and develop. Other positions also give us a lot to be happy about.

As the season starts and the players improve going to upper classmen, I think the NFL scouts will start to make regular trips to Coral Gables like they used to a decade ago.

Barring injury, the Canes will begin a special run of titles this year - no excuses

DZ8

Cat5Cane look at the video at 10:21pm.

Why is no one commenting on the video? Its awesome!

DZ8

Cruel world Hollywood...

Cat 5 Cane


Taken from manny's...
Randy..."we had too many missed tackles," Shannon said. "We got running backs that make people miss. But you know what? We've got defensive players that should make those tackles...
...................................

We all know that we have a sound running defense...

Funny thing is,... is that I want to see more missed tackles. LOL... That's telling me that the RB's are putting a little more shake and bake on the routes...!!!

Ya gotta love it!

Cat 5 Cane

ZZZZZ... awesome, Dude!... Looks like allot of fun!

Maybe I'll try it, after all.

Cat 5 Cane

Notice, I'm getting this pop-up... On March 13, we are dropping support for your browser. You'll still be able to watch videos after that date, but new features may not work properly.

if I had to chose one... what do you think of: and why?
Google Chrome
Firefox 3.6
IE 8
Opera 10
Safari 4

Doc Ibis

Latwan's visit should be over soon... I wannaa know the word!! And Cat5Cane, Google Chrome is fine for me!!

SlingBlade


Posted by: DZ8 | March 06, 2010 at 10:21 PM

that looks like sooooo much fun...

if I had to chose one... what do you think of: and why?
Google Chrome
Firefox 3.6
IE 8
Opera 10
Safari 4

Posted by: Cat5Cane | March 07, 2010 at 09:36 AM


i use firefox...and the only complaint i have with it is that some pages dont load...but all i have to do is hit the refresh button and it loads quickly...i dont know why it does that...i have google krome too but i havent used it..

CaniaK aka True Canes

I am listening to wqam online a Noles fan called and said that expectations at Miami and FSU are too high because we lack talent. Anyways the Randy bashers are out in full force. As you know I am not Randy's biggest fan but I believe that he is unfairly treated sometimes. I do not believe that it is racially motivated although some of it is. I do not believe that Randy is a great coach but I do not expect him to be since he is basically learning on the job.

solarcane

I think FSU is supposed to knock Randy

You would be surprised to hear this but people on Canespace have bashed Bobby Bowden and Urban Myer.

Hurriphin302-4-305

Whaddya know,

Dropped passes AND bad tackling, and nobody (myself included) has gone totally bat-sh!t yet. Maybe we are maturing right along with the team.......?

In regards to the Bskt-ball squad........I'm sure one day, one of you younger fans will be posting on Canespace (which I'm sure will be the only relevant Cane blog in the galaxy by then) and be asked how old you are. To which you can promptly respond, "Old enough to remember sitting in a half empty B.U.C, hoping to God that one day UM will field a halfway decent basketball team."

(Winks at Solarcane)

(Which I'm sure is the first time in decades ANYONE, male or female, has winked at him. Heh Heh)

CGNC

Hurri - "dropped passes and bad tackling" sounds like more of the same - think we're just getting used to it ;-D

Hurriphin302-4-305

CGNC,

Sad but true. Let's give em' the First Scrimmage Free Pass for that. Randy also said that the TE's dropped passes.

Gee, I wonder who that could've been?

Aquaman

The basketball team produces better pro football players than pro basketball players...

CaneRock

The positives about this scrimmage, are that Highsmith sounds like He has a pretty good grasp of the playbook, and Stephen Morris is getting reps as a true frosh. And as far as the bad tackling, sounds like guys are going for the kill shot, instead of taking better angles, running through the man, and wrapping up...WRAP EM' UP, DAAAAAAMN!!!

MaryLouAlumni

Watched the second half of the BB game. Didn't know it was on tv. Plainly it was just heartbreaking. We deserved to win this one, really.
Optomistic about football.
Hi to everyone.

raizecane

Playa, CC, Soup........we still going to the UCF game???

Cat 5 Cane

All right... I have one for Foxfire...anyone else? or what is the negative getting the others?

Ohhhh, yeah and while i'm at it, I want to get Adobe 10 for free but all I'm finding is a combination download with Mcafee attached... and I just got Norton 10. Anyone know how I can get A-10 without having to download Mcafee antivirus?... Come back

MDCane

I switched to firefox last year and I have no regrets.

raizecane

Anyone know how I can get A-10 without having to download Mcafee antivirus?... Come back

Posted by: Cat5Cane | March 07, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Did you try adobe.com?

MDCane

The basketball team produces better pro football players than pro basketball players...

Posted by: Aquaman | March 07, 2010 at 11:15 AM

The basketball team seems to be in better condition also. Graham did not suffer any injury last year while life-long football players was dropping going down like flies.

raizecane

Cat5 - I think the only abobe product that has a version 10 is the flash player. Is that what you are wanting??

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

he really does.

Posted by: '87 Canes | March 06, 2010 at 06:33 PM

How many more examples like this do we need to show that as far as recruiting and evaluating local talent, who to get and who NOT to get, Randy know's what he's doing.

But yet some peeps keep bellyachin' about not getting enough 5-star recruits

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | March 06, 2010 at 08:00 PM

>>>

I honestly think people are starting to get it. I think they are.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I don't know what the reporters are thinking but the defense sounds like CRAP.

Four TDs in the air with a bunch of dropped passes from AJ et al??? Are you kidding me??

And RS frosh running for two more???

I'm surprised Shannon didn't say much about the D or maybe he did and the only thing the media want to talk about is the O.
'
DL has to make HUGE strides in the off-season and over the summer.

LBs....who knows. I don't know what to make of Kylan. He's been around forever it seems, so he definitely is familiar with the position but if he's in the middle it would have to mean he's playing as well as C-Mac would play it.

And DVD's going to need ALL the time and work he can get.

Hurriphin302-4-305

Don't look now, but that PA athlete that Canesport is talking about is a cousin of mine, through marrige. He's actually my wife's first cousin, through her father.
Don't know him overly well, but rest assured on my next trip up, I'm gonna be all in his business.

Chester County up in this piece!!!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

The basketball team seems to be in better condition also. Graham did not suffer any injury last year while life-long football players was dropping going down like flies.

Posted by: MDCane | March 07, 2010 at 11:53 AM

>>>

I'd say the difference is Graham was a fifth year senior. His body wasn't forced to handle battling seniors and juniors when he was a freshman. I think that's why so many of our guys have been injured, like Spence, Forston, even J-12. Our QBs used to sit and learn and grow for two years.

Thankfully we're back to that level of depth.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Well after reading the detailed account of the scores, they're not as bad as they seemed. AJ's all came during endzone work. BUT STILL. haha

SOUP

Playa, CC, Soup........we still going to the UCF game???

Posted by: raizecane | March 07, 2010 at 11:37 AM

YES. Meeting spot or just meet at the game?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Only one INT and only two sacks, both by Wesley.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Shannon did have a few words for the defense....
>>>>

Defensively "we had too many missed tackles," Shannon said. "We got running backs that make people miss. But you know what? We've got defensive players that should make those tackles. I'm very disappointed the way we tackled. [But] we chased the football hard on defense." The defense held the offense to two first downs in the first six possessions before the offensive started playing much better.

SOUP

Chester County up in this piece!!!

Posted by: Hurriphin302-4-305 | March 07, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Nice! Go get 'em.

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