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March 27, 2011

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solarcane

boink

solarcane

Lots of clips of GT beating Miami down on the news up here.
GT on a long winning streak.

solarcane

Tired of puzzys Coach D recruits
Jason Voorhees to the Cane's defense

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tDWSDpHKoU

SOUP

Sean Taylor #26

Montreal-Cane

It's sad to see the state of the baseball program...Last shot at the CWS for Jim was in 2008...But we know what happened...Morris has been great for the U...But now is the time to retire...We need a Al Golden prototype to restore the U baseball program...Get a young and hungry coach.

Montreal-Cane

Solar you did it again...This one is a killer...Next recruit will be Freddy!

Coach D will make them all very very mean...

NativeCane

SS

Brad Stevens has Butler in the Final Four for the second straight year

With its gritty comeback from an 11-point deficit to beat the Florida Gators in overtime Saturday, Butler basketball didn’t just make its second straight Final Four.

It also added to the legend of its miracle-working coach, Brad Stevens, who even with his big-boy glasses still looks like he should be standing in line for his learner’s permit.

Stevens, 34, signed a long-term contract with the Indianapolis school last spring after leading the Bulldogs within a last-second shot of beating Duke for the national championship. But that doesn’t mean schools with coaching openings (Missouri and N.C. State, for instance) or those without openings just yet (like, oh, I dunno … Miami???) won’t make a run at him.

Same goes for Virginia Commonwealth’s Shaka Smart, who doesn’t turn 34 until four days after the national title game. Smart, a former assistant at Florida (one year) and Clemson (two), could join Stevens and Butler at the Final Four if Kansas comes out today and plays tight.

And when has that ever happened to the Jayhawks before, huh?

Stevens or Smart. Smart or Stevens.

What’s not to like about either coach?

Both men are young, bright, tremendous game coaches and obviously outwork and outsmart their competitors on the recruiting trail.

Shaka Smart is a rising star on the sideline at VCU

No way Stevens stays at Butler for the rest of his career. Or much longer, for that matter.

Is there?

No way Smart stays at VCU, where he’s making just $325,000 a year and recent predecessors Jeff Capel (Oklahoma) and Anthony Grant (Alabama) made the jump to major programs without taking their teams nearly as far as Smart has.

Stevens, in fact, has come so far so fast, one web site ran a chart this weekend suggesting he’s on pace to surpass both Bob Knight (902 wins) and Mike Krzyzewski (900) as the winningest coach in college basketball history. That may be a bit much for a coach with 116 wins through his first four seasons, but there’s no denying the marketability of this coaching prodigy in the big-boy glasses.

Which coach would you pursue if you were the AD of a major university? Stevens or Smart?

Or do you somehow need to see more evidence before anointing these sideline savants the future of the college game

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_seasonticket/2011/03/should-the-miami-hurricanes-go-after-brad-stevens-or-shaka-smart.html

solarcane

Thanks monte,

Jason and Freddie at safeties would be pretty scary!

SOUP

Native...I'll take EITHER coach mentioned above at Miami.

NativeCane

But seriously, the Canes need a 30 something, hungry, basketball nerd that really hates to lose and..... If he's a sharp dresser, his hair is perfect and he helps old ladys across the street thats just icing on the cake!

Go Canes!!!

SOUP

BTW...not a single mention about UM baseball at the MH, the SS or the UM web site about the BIG weekend ACC series against GT.

Things that make U go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Ungar

Native, nice RHPS reference!

Now Meatloaf's exit won't get out of my head.

"picky, picky, picky,
Is that any way to pick your friends?"

I won't post the comments about Magenta and the gloves. Shame that they didn't have the live show during the Simpson trial, I bet that the bloody gloves would have gotten a more up-to-date reference.

Ungar

BTW...not a single mention about UM baseball at the MH, the SS or the UM web site about the BIG weekend ACC series against GT.

Things that make U go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Posted by: SOUP | March 28, 2011 at 10:32 AM

They are a polite group. If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.

BTW, after this weekend's series (where are the BATS!), I wanted to comment on your fork reference as in stick a fork in them, but I didn't want that to count on my 50%. 8-)

solarcane

Michael Irvin
Brandon Harris says teams interested him include, The Eagles, The Ravens, & The Steelers. Says Coach Tomlin pulled him aside for a talk

solarcane

Patrick Peterson spurned UM partly to divorce self from past Ely 'Canes failures

by Joe Rose on March 28, 2011

Former Blanche Ely star cornerback Patrick Peterson (who went by Patrick Johnson back then) joined me on the show and I spoke with a player who may be the first selection of next month's NFL draft. Here are some highlights:

For all the people who say you dumped Miami for LSU, it's hard to say you made the wrong decision: "I just wanted to try something new. I wanted to start my own legacy. I had a couple guys from Blanche Ely over the years go to Miami. I just wanted to do what Patrick wanted to do."

You were going to Miami, you committed early--and, by the way, you certainly aren't the first or last to make an early commitment and change your decision--was it any one thing that you just said LSU is a good fit to leave town. Or was it the lack of success the Ely guys had had down there? Because a lot of those Ely guys didn't work out like a lot of people thought would from that 2002 championship team: "Right. I didn't want to go in there and get that bad name those guys gave my high school. I wanted to go to LSU and start my own legacy. I believe LSU was the perfect fit. Those guys breed and groom defensive backs. Those guys put good defensive backs into the NFL. I just wanted to go there, at a winning program that so much wasn't struggling, a program that was on the winning side."

When did you change your name from Patrick Johnson, and what were the circumstances behind that? "I changed my name right when I got to LSU, because my mom and dad got married my 10th-grade year in high school. So, we had to wade through the process going through the court and all that stuff, and that's when it got approved, when I was leaving to go up to college."

What is it about the talent at Ely High School? It doesn't always translate to championships, but that place has been an NFL factory (Clint Session, Walter McFadden, Corey Simon, Henri Crockett, Tyrone Carter, Jerome McDougle, Zack Crockett and James Jones all have played in the NFL): "It's just somewhere everyone wants to play. ... And just in that little area of Pompano Beach, Florida, there's a lot of, lot of hidden talent."


canesteeler

I stated after the baseball team opened against Rutgers that Morris is on the clock! Time for new blood to lead the baseball team.

canesteeler

The Peterson interview was good and patrick came across as a humble hard working young man!

solarcane

Belen DB Franki Hernandez on the Rise

By: Ricardo Fonseca

South Florida’s latest class of defensive backs has been heavily heralded and praised. With impact players like Gulliver’s AJ Leggett and Miramar’s Tracey Howard there is no lack of talent at the defensive back position. One player at this position has not received much praise, but has slowly contributed major numbers to his team and should be mentioned amongst the top safeties in this deep class.

Belen Jesuit’s safety, Frankie Hernandez quietly had one of the best seasons in Dade-County.

His sophomore season was a very successful one with him starting at linebacker for the 3A state runner-up. He contributed 70 tackles, one interception, three forced fumbles, and a blocked field goal on special teams. With the introduction of a new defense the following year for Belen, Hernandez would have to make the move to safety. This position change did not faze him with his numbers only improving. He would accumulate over 100 tackles, six interceptions, three forced fumbles, and two blocked kicks.

“Changing positions was different, but I just kept working hard and the coaches really put me in a great position to make plays,” said Hernandez.

He is no stranger to football due to the fact that he has been playing the game for twelve years now. He started playing youth football at the Kendall Boys and Girls Club under his father Coach Frank Hernandez who would continue to coach at the park. Coach Hernandez never stopped mentoring his son though even after his youth football days were over. You can still find the both of them working out every Saturday at Kendall’s Continental Park.

“We are very proud of everything that Frankie has done in his football career, but we continuously remind him that working hard is still essential to his success on and off the field,” said Coach Hernandez.

With all of Hernandez’s accolades on the field, he lacks no drive in the classroom especially in a school with the academic achievements of Belen Jesuit. He maintains a 3.8 GPA and scored in the 92 percentile on his PSAT. His hard work in the classroom is largely pushed by his mother Patricia Hernandez, who is a teacher at Epiphany Catholic School.

This young athlete will sure to have a solid senior season for Belen Jesuit in a very competitive 6A division.

Schools that are looking at him include ACC schools such as, Wake Forest and Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Dartmouth. He also recently was offered a full scholarship to Bryant University in Rhode Island. The list will be sure to grow after his senior season.


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solarcane


HERALD SPOTLIGHT: Nequan Phillips

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Don't forget that the exposure continues on FACEBOOK (Herald Recruiting) and via Twitter @ larryblustein.

PLAYER: Nequan Phillips

YEAR: 2012

SCHOOL: Southridge

CITY: Miami

POSITION: DB

HEIGHT: 5-10

WEIGHT: 175

HEAD FOOTBALL COACH: Patrick Burrows

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: There may not be a defensive back who has made more of an impact this spring with his aggressive style of play. This is a quality football talent who burst onto the scene last year as a member of one of Florida's most talented secondaries.

Followed up a sound junior season with a tremendous off season - with outstanding play at the Badger 7-on-7 event in Tampa and at every combine he has taken part in.

This native of Milwaukee arrived in south Florida and immediately fit in with his quickness, strength and superb ball skills. Most colleges who have watched him play love the way he hits and makes big plays.

If you watch him enough you will fully understand why college coaches simply love his style of play. He backs off from nobody!

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j.w.

Not ready to bury Morris yet. He does need something to reinvigorate the team, but we're not going to get anyone better to come in. Add new assistants, hope for better luck with recruits and the MLB draft, and next year will be back to our typical standards.

Sebastian

IMHO Brad Stevens should stay at Butler unless there really is some job that is out there that he just couldnt say no to

The guy has crazy in game coaching skillz and is always prepared for what the other team is going to throw at them

I love watching great coaches being able to coach players that are juniors and seniors

In these big conferences you hardly see that anymore

86Cane

Brandon Harris says teams interested him include, The Eagles, The Ravens, & The Steelers.

Posted by: solarcane | March 28, 2011 at 01:32 PM

Word on da skreet is that the Steelers want him BAD.

Sebastian

A .238 BA 25 games into the season is just down right pitiful

I really dont know any other way to say it then that way

The leading hitter on the team is hitting .286....thats a problem

H Mart has double the errors(9) as he does extra base hits(4). Perez has the same amount of errors as he does extra base hits(6). Thats 15 errors and 10 extra base hits for geeks like me that are counting

Thats 2 of the big guns the `Canes were counting on to get them very far this year that are really pooping on themselves

Those 2 need to step it up and get this team going. Theres plenty of games left to go

Lets go `Canes

86Cane

The guy has crazy in game coaching skillz and is always prepared for what the other team is going to throw at them. I love watching great coaches being able to coach players that are juniors and seniors

Posted by: Sebastian57 | March 28, 2011 at 02:35 PM

Wait, are U saying that coaching matters?

I thought that teams like VCU and Butler always dominated the recruiting headlines each year and got the best talent over all of the teams in the BIG boy cponferences like the Big East, The ACC, the Big 10 and the SEC?

86Cane

Hokies lose starting LB, two others to transfer
Posted by John Taylor on March 28, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

Getty ImagesA little over a month after being hit with a drunk-driving charge, linebacker Lyndell Gibson has decided to take his leave of the Virginia Tech football program.

Hokies head coach Frank Beamer announced Monday afternoon that Gibson, along with wide receiver Austin Fuller and cornerback Jacob Sykes, have decided to transfer from the school.

“We certainly wish each of these guys the best of luck and will help them in any way we can,” Beamer said. “With that said, I will not have any further comment on this.”

Gibson started the final five games of the 2009 season, then the first 13 of 2010 before a shoulder injury sidelined him for Tech’s Orange Bowl appearance against Stanford. The shoulder issue would have sidelined Gibson for spring practice, but he was expected to return to his starting spot at the start of summer camp.

canechic

I don't believe the tourney "necessarily" gives you the best team or the best coached team...I think it gives you the hottest team ah la VCU AND BUTLER...The Big East plays themselves out by playing one another and I think they get exhausted and complacent.

Don't you think the NBA knows this and that is why they play a best of 7 series in the playoffs? On any given night an inferior team can beat a better team.

Didn't the Butler coach tell Billy Donavan that Billy had outcoached him, after the game?

Difference in that game was hustle, heart and grit.

Kansas too got out hustled, out hearted and out gritted. This can happen on a bad night in basketball and hockey and baseball....this is why they play more than one game to determine a champion.

Not saying Haith does not needs to move on just saying it is not everything. I think they may need a new direction (I think the whole athletic department needs a new direction). But when I watch the canes I see lots and lots of missed baskets more than bad plays.

VCU does have some good recruits as does Butler too....

86Cane

Earlier today, a picture of Clowney getting frisked by police in the parking lot of a Columbia, SC, bar made its way across the vast expanses of the Internet, causing some significant consternation as to what led up to the nation’s No. 1 recruit being on the receiving end of a pat-down. According to Clowney, it was much ado about nothing.

The Gamecocks signee told The State this afternoon that he was with his South Pointe High School teammate and fellow Gamecock signee Gerald Dixon when they were stopped by Columbia police officers, who were apparently searching for individuals involved in a robbery.

“They stopped us and said we fit a description,” said Clowney. “They said some guy called and said he got robbed and said (someone) had a gun. He said we fit the description. …

“I had nothing on me. [The police officer] said, ‘Oh, we got the wrong person‘, and he let us go.”

The stop-n-frisk didn’t seem to bother Clowney as much as the attention that came in the aftermath.

“I am just upset because there is stuff on the news about this,” Clowney said. “I didn’t do nothing wrong. Yeah, I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I didn’t have anything to do with (a robbery).”

Wrong place, wrong time? Yeah, I would say an underage high school senior at a drinking establishment at 2 a.m. during a school week would qualify as the dictionary definition of that.

86Cane

VCU does have some good recruits as does Butler too....

Posted by: canechic | March 28, 2011 at 03:10 PM

So then what you are saying is that their coaches are better recruiters than Haith?

solarcane

From The Who The Hell Do They Think They Are? Dept.
forwarded to me from the EDSBS guys.

play4theu.com

http://www.play4theu.com/

canechic

No saying going to Butler gave them an oppurtuniy to play and who knows what the academic requirements. I believe they have a transfer from Wake and Florida.

VCU's Rodriquez went to Lake Howell.

Not one person thought VCU should have been in the tourney.....so they all gained an attitude and kicked booty. Do you think the VCU coach could do the same thing playing in the ACC? Playing good teams all year??? And could he attract the good recruits away from UNC, Duke and Maryland??? not so sure but i think miami has nothing to lose at this point.....

canechic

But will he want to come to Miami and play against all those odds? Because it is very different to go from having nothing to lose to having everything to lose. Things change when the pressure is on and you are expected to win.

Sebastian

Its just a shame it takes something like the NCAA tournament for some of these coaches to get some love

Heck even then some of them or their team wont get love

Just look at Utah St. and Stew Morrill. They were ranked 19th in the country but somehow given a 12 seed in the tournament while the name schools like Tenn. Georgia and Mich. St dont recieve 1 vote but yet get higher seeds

A 1st round game gets a 19th ranked vs a 21st ranked K.St.

Richmonds ranked 30th and they get a 12th seed

These mid-major schools only have this tournament to show something or else

Theres more good coaches at that level then there are at the major college level

canechic

But can they transition to the big schools? that is the question. I think Miami could be a good start for some but please no Pearl that would be a disaster.

solarcane

Some of the most beautiful time lapse you will ever see.

http://vimeo.com/21447866


Sebastian

The difference in the Butler FU game was very simple

Baldy Munster was outcoached down the stretch of that game

FUs bigs were controlling things on the post then of all of sudden Baldy Munster decided to let his guards try and finish Butler off

Stevens took full advantage of that because he knew Mack was better then any of the guards FU had. They also couldnt defend the pick and roll with Mack and Howard

Onward moves Brad Stevens and his Butler Bulldogs while Baldy Munster goes home to cry on the shoulder of Hermann

canechic

That was great solar!

canechic

Sebas I agree with that one and I think Billy's coaching was questionable too down the stretch. But Butler's kids play to win. Just not sure how they do in a big conference?

Sebastian

HELL NO to Bruce Pearl!!!!!!!

86Cane

1. Do you think the VCU (or Butler) coach could do the same thing playing in the ACC?

2. Playing good teams all year???

3. And could he attract the good recruits away from UNC, Duke and Maryland???

Posted by: canechic | March 28, 2011 at 03:21 PM

1. YES

2. YES

3. YES

solarcane

thanks canechic,

that was pretty awesome to me also

86Cane

I think Miami could be a good start for some but please no Pearl that would be a disaster.

Posted by: canechic | March 28, 2011 at 03:32 PM

AGREE 100%.

86Cane

Maybe if we could name and AD then we might get an answer about Haith and Morris, but honestly I DOUBT that either is going anywhere unless they choose to for better offers (Haith) or to retire (Morris).

Sebastian

With alot of these smaller programs I dont get to watch them as much as I would like but from what I do get to see of them it looks to me like these guys love to bring out the leadership in their players

They are able to coach 4 year players and have everyone buy into the team 1st system

Some of those coaches might not be ready to deal with the kids that are just there for a year or 2 and dont give a darn about the team 1st thing

I still believe Mark Few is a great HC but 1 of his downfalls at Gonzaga the past couple years has been the lack of players staying for 4 years

canechic

86 the school needs a whole new direction for athletics. Do you have any idea who they will name AD?

You know the things you heard about Blackman transferring? I am still hearing some not so nice things about the baseball team but from a real cane fan who sent her son to FSU. That worries me????

solarcane

Graig Cooper regaining his old form


Mar/28/11

Graig Cooper
University of Miami running back Graig Cooper had an eye-opening Pro Day workout for NFL scouts, displaying he has made a sound recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

NFL teams have given Cooper a clean bill of health medically.

Per a source, Cooper had a great workout with crisp change of direction and ran the 40-yard dash between the high 4.4 range and 4.58 seconds. Cooper ran a disappointing 4.62 at the NFL scouting combine where he struggled with his form and didn't run in a straight line.

Cooper conducted running back drills for Arizona Cardinals running backs coach Tommie Robinson, who spent the past three years working at Miami.

Cooper has a couple of upcoming visits and private workouts.

Showing lateral movement at the NFL scouting combine, Cooper led all running backs with a three-cone drill clocking of 6.66 seconds and a short shuttle of 4.03 seconds.

Cooper had a second-round grade prior to his knee injury suffered in December of 2009.

Cooper had a solid week at the East-West Shrine game.

Cooper finished third in Miami history in career all-purpose yards with 3,864 yards, ranking behind Santana Moss (4,394 yards) and Ottis Anderson (4,265 yards).

He ranks fifth in Hurricanes history with 2,387 yards.

Cooper led Miami in rushing three times with 682 in 2007, 841 in 2008 and 695 in 2009, scoring 17 career touchdowns.

He had 1,079 return yards overall, setting the school record for kickoff return yards with 582 in 2009 to break Tremain Mack's single-season record.

Last season, he was limited to 165 yards and a touchdown as he only started one game while coming back from the knee injury.

At Milford Prep for a postgraduate year before enrolling at Miami, Cooper rushed for 1,327 yards and 15 touchdowns as he played ahead of future Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.

j.w.

But when I watch the canes I see lots and lots of missed baskets more than bad plays.

VCU does have some good recruits as does Butler too....

Posted by: canechic | March 28, 2011 at 03:10 PM

Amen to that.

You know the things you heard about Blackman transferring? I am still hearing some not so nice things about the baseball team but from a real cane fan who sent her son to FSU. That worries me????

Posted by: canechic

Canechic, based on your accuracy with another team, if you're worried, I'm worried. Do we have a problem in your opinion?

86Cane

86 the school needs a whole new direction for athletics. Do you have any idea who they will name AD?

Posted by: canechic | March 28, 2011 at 04:06 PM

Not a peep. Either the search is SLOW or this is the BEST kept secret in the Universe.

canesteeler

Haiths style of offense is a liability when you count on 25 3 point shots a game. I don't hear good things about UM baseball from local High School coaches. Two studs out of broward county were not even offered by UM but Turtle Thomas jumped on them at FIU. I know you can't recruit every kid but the kids UM has been rolling out on the diamond the past 2-3 years look overmatched against the stud teams. Also the amount of errors on routine plays is inexcusable. A team must make the ordinary play extrordinary in order to be good. Qupte from the late great Chuck Tanner.

canesteeler

Of course I am always full of typos in my post!

canechic

jw just rumors I hear about the players and it is not good...not sure if it has something to do with the one who was arrested? Not sure if house needs to be cleaned? This is one of my high school friends who grew up a cane fan and sent her son to FSU. She would not get super specific but said FSU was a better "influence" for him. And he is a darn good player.

canechic

86 Kirby leaving is a bit worrisome about that position. Just not sure what is going on??? I have an open mind though and am willing to say lots of things need to be changed. I am done making excuses!!!

solarcane

UM communications reaping national awards

http://vimeo.com/21590325

86Cane

Canechic...I found Blackman at a JUCO, says he is a Senior:

http://www.spcollege.edu/athletics/mens/baseball/roster.htm

86Cane

Canechic...Kirby left for his own personal reasons not because of issues at UM.

Sebastian

Without the security of an AD in place maybe Haith decides this would be the perfect time to go get that dream job hes always wanted

Always look for the positive, peeps

solarcane

Katie knocks down ACC Coach of the year, follows it up with Region 2 Div1 Coach of the Year

men's coaches meantime mostly just looking over real estate adds.

Katie Meier Earns RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Region 2 Honor
Sixth Year head coach was named ACC Coach of the Year earlier this month


ATLANTA – University of Miami head women’s basketball coach Katie Meier has been named the 2011 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Region 2 Division I Coach of the Year, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

“I am very humbled to be named a WBCA All-Region coach,” said Meier. “It means so much to me because it is voted on by my peers in the coaching profession.”

Meier has led her Miami Hurricanes through the ultimate turnaround -- from finishing 12th in the league one season ago, despite making to the Women’s NIT Championship game, all the way to sharing the league’s regular season crown this season.

Meier guided the ‘Canes to 28-5 overall record and a 12-2 ACC mark, tying with Duke as regular season champions. The regular season title is the first for the Miami program and the No. 2 seed in the 2011 ACC Women's Basketball Tournament is the team's highest seed in school history since joining the league in 2004-05.

“This honor is really a testament to our team and more importantly our staff,” added Meier. “It was a remarkable season for Miami and I’m very proud to have been a part of it.”

Meier, who is in her sixth season at the helm of the Hurricanes, became just the third coach in program history to reach the 100 wins milestone. That historic win also happened to be the ‘Canes first victory in the NCAA Tournament since 1993, as UM defeated Gardner-Webb 80-62 in the tourney’s first round. The NCAA Tournament appearance was the first for Miami since 2004.

Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer was named the 2011 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National Collegiate Athletic Association Divison I Coach of the Year.

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About the WBCA:
Founded in 1981, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game in all of its aspects as a sport for women and girls. For more information about the WBCA, please visit wbca.org.


solarcane

But enough of this Basketball, baseball humdrum,
It's almost time for the real name of the year seeds to be listed.

A couple of my favorites Dick Longwish and Rockit Storm Pettijohn made the cut.


http://nameoftheyear.blogspot.com/2011/03/is-this-dawning-of-age-of-monquarius.html

canechic

good find 86...guess the FSU thingy did not work out for him.

The personal reasons Kirby left are what worry me...the not being able to get young people to raise a family in Miami problem.

solarcane

Remember a couple months ago I said you better jump on Tommy for your LOF before the bandwagon finds out about him?
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Streeter one of most improved players

by: Steve Gorten


CORAL GABLES – The Sun Bowl ended on a snow-flurried New Year’s Eve with Tommy Streeter crashing into the padded wall beyond the end zone.
It wouldn’t have mattered had he caught that pass from Stephen Morris on the game’s finaly play – Miami lost 33-17 to Notre Dame – but it showed Streeter’s effort to make a play. Earlier in the game, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound WR caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Morris, his only catch of the afternoon.
Coach Al Golden, who was in Sun Bowl Stadium watching, said on the first day of spring practice he’d like to see more of what Streeter can do.
Through six practices, he’s been impressed.
“Tommy is one of our most improved players right now. He was in the offseason, did a nice a job, and right now he’s really starting to mature,” Golden said before Saturday’s practice. “So I’m excited about the direction he’s going. I’m not ready to anoint anybody yet. We haven’t been in any scrimmages.
“But you can see in what we’re getting done every day, the progress that certain players are making. Certainly, his trend right now is positive.”
Who else has stood out so far?
“Olsen Pierre is a guy right now that’s making a move, so we’re excited about him,” Golden said. “The tight end group in general is a positive. Blake [Ayles] has improved. Chase [Ford] has improved. Clive [Walford] is really doing a nice job now because he’s getting to be a more physical tight end. I really like what [Allen] Hurns is doing. I like the way he’s preparing.”
Of the walk-ons, Golden said safety Andrew Swasey, son of UM strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey, is “a guy that jumps [out] right now.” Swasey began spring No. 1 on the depth chart because of his performance in the offseason program.
While he no longer holds that spot, “he’s a guy that as we’re sitting in meetings, we’re saying, ‘OK, we’ve got to get him on multiple special teams.
“[Erik] Lichter is another guy. We always talk about being ready for your opportunity – next-man-in mentality – and we’re a little depleted at linebacker right now. He gets an opportunity and executes.”
Speaking of LB, Kevin Nelson practiced with a helmet Saturday and will be in full pads with the rest of the team Tuesday, Golden said.
***The Hurricanes are “a little behind” in regard to the kicking game because of time spent installing the offense and defense, Golden said, but started on that Saturday. “The heart of the spring is when we’re going to be focused on kicking,” he said.
***A reminder: all UM students and employees are invited to watch Tuesday’s practice, but must bring their ‘Cane Card for admission.

DZ8

Nice time lapse solar!

DZ8

canechic is now the broken clock. When something goes wrong she says, "I told you so!". Sad. More to being a fan than focusing on the negative.

86Cane

The personal reasons Kirby left are what worry me...the not being able to get young people to raise a family in Miami problem.

Posted by: canechic | March 28, 2011 at 06:02 PM

Not ALL AD candidates have families or are young. And some of them ALREADY live in South Florida. I'm just saying..

86Cane

***A reminder: all UM students and employees are invited to watch Tuesday’s practice, but must bring their ‘Cane Card for admission.

Posted by: solarcane | March 28, 2011 at 06:32 PM

Solar...our good friend Justin Antweil will be there and reporting for WVUM and Canespace.

When I saw him at the baseball game he offered will do a LIVE chat here on the blog sometime next week to tell us what he saw.

Did I mention he wears 2011 Canespace?

Yeah, I thought so!

86Cane

After leaving Ohio State last June for a community college, the family of Duron Carter had planned on the wide receiver re-enrolling at the university after getting his academic house in order. With returning to the Columbus school no longer a realistic possibility, the son of former Buckeyes great Cris Carter has been contemplating other possibilities for where to continue his collegiate career.

Miami (Fla.) has long been considered one serious possibility. Now another school north and west of the Hurricanes is apparently deep in the mix for Carter’s talents.

By way of the Birmingham News, TideInsider.com is reporting that Alabama “is on the inside track to sign Carter.” Carter’s father told the website that a big reason for the Tide garnering such serious consideration is the head coach of the football program.

86Cane

Olsen Pierre moved inside from DE to DT because Forston is injured and is going to have an MRI. He may be lost for the Spring.

canechic

Well I hope so 86 we need some young outside the box guy or gal! :)

solarcane

DZ thanks, that time lapse was relaxing I watched it three times.

Soup, I like Justin he was great to chat with when he visited Canespace, he tells it like it is, a lot like Manny.

Sebastian

Of all positions on the team thats the 1 that they can least afford long term injuries

Although there is 2 gems hiding on the roster its still a position that cant afford a big hit like 99

DZ8

When Porter went down last year I think it affected our run defense a lot. Only the 2nd game of the season so no way of being sure but that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!

DZ8

Marcus Forston, Micanor Regis and Curtis Porter should all be in the starting rotation.

Luther Robinson passed Jeremy Lewis last year. Maybe new coaching will help Lewis develop, and continue Luthers' progress.

Olson Pierre is a true freshman but he is a mature true frosh playing at a prep school last year. Hopefully he can help out along with that wrestling kid from Illinois, name escapes me right now. I've always liked linemen with a wrestling background. It makes too much sense, they should all do it.

(Jeffrey Brown)
(Anyone else notice Dyron Dye is listed at 6'5" 275lbs now! That kids been eating!)

AlpharettaCane

Solar: My vote goes to Selathious Bobo, with honorable mention to Climax Lawrence.

Great site - very funny!

P.S. How could you not love Neptune Pringle III?

AlpharettaCane

http://www.usatoday.com/money/books/reviews/2011-03-25-extra-2-percent-book-review.htm


For Six and all other TB Rays fans out there.

Moneyball Top 10 Baseball book ever; they're saying this is just as good.

solarcane

alph I have followed that site for years and years
go on there and look through some of the archives and hall of fame it is hilarious!

DZ8

Good stuff AlpharettaCane I'll have to check that out!

AlpharettaCane

Solar,

The acronym "LOL" was created for that site. Some of those are just beyond belief.

Still smiling - highlight of day

DZ: I loved Moneyball, now I know why all these clubs are hiring Ivy League grads to run their front offices. Kinda like a culture clash (old time scouts and the young sabremetric guys).

Still and all, nothing will ever beat The Boys of Summer as a baseball book.

AlpharettaCane

^^^^
Need to mention Ball Four by Jim Bouton for us olders

DZ8

http://www.powells.com/biblio?isbn=0449983676

October 1964 by Dave Halberstam is my favorite baseball book. It helps that I'm a Cardinals fan and my dad gave me the book and he's a Yankees fan.

Moneyball was very good as well.

86Cane

Well I hope so 86 we need some young outside the box guy or gal! :)

Posted by: canechic | March 28, 2011 at 07:33 PM

I think that there are some former UM QBs that might be in the mix that aren't named Kosar.

86Cane

But as I think about the AD position, at this point I would be excited to see anyone like former tennis star Chris Evert.

Are U going to tell me that at the Florida Marlins, Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat that there is NOBODY with the experience and capabilities to be a college AD?

I find that HARD to believe!

86Cane

Some pretty impressive names here for the FISH:

Special Assistant to the President:

Andre Dawson

Special Assistant to the President:

Tony Perez

Special Assistant to the President:

Jeff Conine

Special Advisor to the Owner:

Jack McKeon

Six

Morris needs to get rid of his coaching staff, then look in the mirror at himself - I'm not budging from that opinion at all, I said it at the beginning of the year and I've believed for the past 3

Speaking of baseball - Rays players, Longo/Price/Brignac, got their place robbed that they were living in down in Port Charlotte

"Among the items taken were a 60-inch flat screen TV, three iPads, two Xbox game systems, headphones, Price's laptop and several of Price's high-priced watches that were packed in a bag of clothes. Price estimated his loss in excess of $50,000"

Also taken .. Longoria's AK-47

The hell is Longo rolling around with a AK-47 down there for?

86Cane

The hell is Longo rolling around with a AK-47 down there for?

Posted by: Six | March 28, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Self protection?

86Cane

Jeff Conine for UM baseball coach!

billb

Haith and Morris MUST GO!

86Cane

Bill...the firing is the easy part.

Now if U are the AD name the names of who U replace them with?

Six

solar - I love that stuff, where the cartoon guys don't say anything but just look right into the camera .. haha


Love this even more - when someone snipes my work and doesn't give any credit whatsover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4zSC4tu8qA&feature=related

First 13 seconds of the video are from when I shot the Canes vs. USF game last year (2009) at USF

NativeCane

MH


Golden Praises Running Backs

By Barry Jackson

bjackson@MiamiHerald.com

After every practice, University of Miami coach Al Golden writes his observations and e-mails them to his staff.

“The first thing I wrote after Saturday’s practice,” Golden said, “is find a way to get more than one running back on the field. I’m going to tell you, we’re extremely blessed at running back.”

Speaking at a luncheon at the The Capital Grille in Miami, Golden told 150 fans that running back is “probably the strength of our team, certainly the strength of our offense. Lamar Miller has had a great spring.” He also mentioned Storm Johnson and Mike James.

“When I first got here, I thought Michael James was a kid that’s tough, that’s always going to do what you ask him to do. Could be a tough inside runner. What I found is that he’s more than that. He’s elusive, a big back at 220 pounds. I’m really excited about that group, so much so that we could take Eduardo Clements and move him to corner.”

• Jacory Harris, Stephen Morris and long shot Spencer Whipple remain in a competitive battle at quarterback, and Golden said Harris “has had an incredible offseason and a really good spring so far.”

Golden said Morris has a “really strong arm’’ and “we’re excited” about his development. “We’ll see which one distinguishes himself and build the offense around him.”

• Golden said “one of the biggest surprises overall has been John Calhoun, who’s playing tight end, fullback and H-back.” He also praised tight ends Blake Ayles and Chase Ford, receivers Tommy Streeter and Allen Hurns and said safety JoJo Nicolas “has adjusted nicely to cornerback” and former linebacker Tyrone Cornelius has “done a nice job” at safety. He continued to speak highly of early enrollees Thomas Finnie (cornerback) and Olsen Pierre (defensive tackle).

• UM will hold scrimmages this Saturday at Spanish River High in Boca Raton and next Saturday, April 9, at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami, with both starting at 10 a.m. and free to the public.

The spring game will be at noon on April 16 at Lockhart Stadium.

“It’s time to perform,” Golden said. “Something will feel different at 10 o’clock on Saturday. This week we’re teaching them the process of how to prepare for a game. We’ll have a game plan on offense and defense. We’ll test them.”

• Golden said he allowed Oregon coach Chip Kelly to watch a private UM practice last week because “every coach has one or two peers where they feel like we’re not in competition with him unless we’re playing a national title game. So we feel like we could share information.”

• Defensive tackle Marcus Forston underwent an MRI on his injured knee and might be out for the rest of spring practice, according to Canesport.com.


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/03/29/2138802/miami-hurricanes-al-golden-praises.html#ixzz1Hz2cTJAn

NativeCane

^^^^^^^^^^• Golden said he allowed Oregon coach Chip Kelly to watch a private UM practice last week because “every coach has one or two peers where they feel like we’re not in competition with him unless we’re playing a national title game. So we feel like we could share information.”

Hmmmmmm....... Didnt Coker bring his buddy Tressle down in 2002 to show him "How we do it in Miami?"

NativeCane

SS

Streeter

The Sun Bowl ended on a snow-flurried New Year’s Eve with Tommy Streeter crashing into the padded wall beyond the end zone.

It wouldn’t have mattered had he caught that pass from Stephen Morris on the game’s finaly play – Miami lost 33-17 to Notre Dame – but it showed Streeter’s effort to make a play. Earlier in the game, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound WR caught a 42-yard touchdown pass from Morris, his only catch of the afternoon.

Coach Al Golden, who was in Sun Bowl Stadium watching, said on the first day of spring practice he’d like to see more of what Streeter can do.

Through six practices, he’s been impressed.

“Tommy is one of our most improved players right now. He was in the offseason, did a nice a job, and right now he’s really starting to mature,” Golden said before Saturday’s practice. “So I’m excited about the direction he’s going. I’m not ready to anoint anybody yet. We haven’t been in any scrimmages.

“But you can see in what we’re getting done every day, the progress that certain players are making. Certainly, his trend right now is positive.”

Who else has stood out so far?

“Olsen Pierre is a guy right now that’s making a move, so we’re excited about him,” Golden said. “The tight end group in general is a positive. Blake [Ayles] has improved. Chase [Ford] has improved. Clive [Walford] is really doing a nice job now because he’s getting to be a more physical tight end. I really like what [Allen] Hurns is doing. I like the way he’s preparing.”

Of the walk-ons, Golden said safety Andrew Swasey, son of UM strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey, is “a guy that jumps [out] right now.” Swasey began spring No. 1 on the depth chart because of his performance in the offseason program.

While he no longer holds that spot, “he’s a guy that as we’re sitting in meetings, we’re saying, ‘OK, we’ve got to get him on multiple special teams.

“[Erik] Lichter is another guy. We always talk about being ready for your opportunity – next-man-in mentality – and we’re a little depleted at linebacker right now. He gets an opportunity and executes.”

Speaking of LB, Kevin Nelson practiced with a helmet Saturday and will be in full pads with the rest of the team Tuesday, Golden said.

***The Hurricanes are “a little behind” in regard to the kicking game because of time spent installing the offense and defense, Golden said, but started on that Saturday. “The heart of the spring is when we’re going to be focused on kicking,” he said.

***A reminder: all UM students and employees are invited to watch Tuesday’s practice, but must bring their ‘Cane Card for admission.

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2011/03/golden-streeter-one-of-most-improved-players.html

canechic

I like the Jeff Conine mention.

Not sure about Marlins management however???

Need some fresh blood at the school, some crazy excited guy/gal who is willing to go out on a limb...maybe shake things up...not do what the school has always done???

Donna did that with the academic programs and they have gone up and up and up.....Now time to do this with athletics! But this will make some of the old geezer's unhappy But needs to be done!!!!!

Ungar


From The Who The Hell Do They Think They Are? Dept.
forwarded to me from the EDSBS guys.

play4theu.com

http://www.play4theu.com/

Posted by: solarcane | March 28, 2011 at 03:18 PM

We should SUE! Website is atrociously built, too.

I guess www.beagopher.com wasn't getting them any hits....

Ungar

I guess everyone is at the Canes Practice.

I hope we get a report.... 8-)

Herbieibis

Haith gets at least 1 more year and Morris, if things don't change after next year, will be forced out.

SOUP

I hope we get a report.... 8-)

Posted by: Ungar | March 29, 2011 at 11:39 AM

We will. I emailed Justin from WVUM sports and am waiting to hear from him.

solarcane

Three Hokies, including LB Gibson, to transfer


The annual arrival of spring practice means a lot of things in college football, and one of them is the reshuffling of rosters as the first offseason departures become public knowledge. Just ask Virginia Tech, which yesterday confirmed the transfers out of three players, including veteran starting linebacker Lyndell Gibson.

Gibson had amassed 119 tackles over the course of two seasons and 18 starts, but it's not hard to see why he's no longer a part of the Hokie program:

The announcement comes after Gibson's Feb. 5 arrest for allegedly driving while intoxicated.
Gibson, who would have been a redshirt junior this fall, had been charged twice previously while enrolled at Tech. He received 12 months of probation for underage purchase/possession of alcohol in 2008 and was convicted in 2009 of "interfering with property rights," a reduced charge for stealing a bicycle on campus.

Frank Beamer declined to comment on Gibson's situation, but he probably didn't need to. He did confirm that redshirt sophomore Tariq Edwards is currently the front-runner for the starting position vacated by Gibson's departure.

Beamer also confirmed that wide receiver Austin Fuller and defensive back Jacob Sykes will be transferring out of Blacksburg at the end of the semester. Neither was expected to be a major contributor this fall.

That's not to say that between the three of them, the losses haven't done some level of damage to to Tech's depth chart. But with Bud Foster still in charge of the defense and plenty of talented up-and-comers like Adams still on hand, that damage seems highly, highly likely to be minimal.


CGNC

Not a peep. Either the search is SLOW or this is the BEST kept secret in the Universe.

Posted by: 86Cane | March 28, 2011 at 04:28 PM

is there even a search?

CGNC

Solar - LOL hope the rain didn't wash you down the mountain.

solarcane

CGNC.
I have been chucking rocks in the brand new ravine in my backyard for the last two days lol!

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