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August 09, 2011





Brandon Harris got booed off the stage at his rookie night performance, they must already love him.


Hope we don't need Botts out there a lot this year, that would be a good thing


Bosher punting against the Dolphins Friday.
Probably have the second most tackles on the team.

Posted by: solarcane | August 09, 2011 at 05:28 PM


orange 'n green in the vein

Damn Golden's hair looks good even while he's sweating like swine in the humidity.

Six, I thought the FB position got eliminated in the new scheme. If anything it's going to be Smash blocking for Dash out of the two back pro-set I expect.

solar, eliott may be hypocritical but I'll give him credit for owning up to the fact that he's talking completely out of his rear about what he's actually seen of 1-11 Memphis Tiger football from last season.

eliott, not only does Smith have a better arm but he's also more mobile than Williams too. Of course, he's now playing safety and Williams might be a granted NCAA waiver away from being in the mix for Morris' backup spot on the pine so advantage Williams in '11.



So U will wanna be ON CANESPACE tomorrow night at 7 PM to post your questions for some REAL answers.

And I'm jus sayin...Canespace and The Miami Herald ROCK!


I remember Williams having a great game against East Carolina even though he lost. I watch East Carolina play at home because the Purple Haze Entrance is crazy good.
I can't remember seeing Williams any other game,
I do remember on ESPN Memphis gave up over 50 or 60 points a game average for five or six weeks in a row during last season and earned a C'mon man!


manny = long time good guy and honest reporter
susan = really upped her game last season and into spring, enjoy her articles more and more



"We will NOT beat OSU, FSU and VT"...

We will have 1 OR possibly 2 losses against those 3 teams. And I honestly feel we take OSU so now you are looking at a "L" to FSU and VT

Posted by: raizecane | August 09, 2011 at 01:25 PM


Message board rumor of the night has Miami Norland RB Duke Johnson and UM commit possibly transferring to Miramar HS in Broward.


Anyone but Canechic and OGV can ask ??? to Manny and Susan. We don't wanna hear these requests:

"So when Miami loses by 84,000 points to FSU what will U write?"

If the team bus crashes into a lake and all the UM players are injured which ones would U save and why?

"If Miami never scores another TD for the next 10 years what will the records show?"

Thank U!


"If Miami never scores another TD for the next 10 years what will the records show?"

Kyle Wright got a decade medical redshirt?


This just in,
Sky Only Sagging

Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson had back surgery Monday, and the result was “very positive,” coach Al Golden said.

Golden said “what that means long-term is still tenuous.”

Golden said Henderson would be released from a hospital Tuesday, but a timetable for his return to action has not been determined.

Henderson, who is 6-8 and 345 pounds, started nine games at right tackle last season and was named a freshman All-American. He moved to left tackle in the spring, when he injured his back.


• Jimmy Gaines, a two-star recruit out of Buffalo, N.Y., in 2010, has been practicing with the first team at middle linebacker, ahead of senior Jordan Futch.

“He absolutely can be a guy that starts,” Golden said. “He’s a self-made guy. …

“He’s tough. He’s really smart [and] came back in great condition. “He’ll have a lot to say about whether somebody supplants him.”

• Cornerback Mike Williams, a senior and transfer from Wake Forest, is playing with the third team, but is in the mix for some playing time.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/09/2352545/miami-hurricanes-seantrel-henderson.html#ixzz1UascmJ8Q



Miami Hurricanes’ Ramon Buchanan is making most of ‘second chance’
.UM linebacker Ramon Buchanan is excelling on the field, making the most of a second chance given following his arrest in March.

By Susan Miller Degnan
University of Miami outside linebacker Sean Spence gets splashed with love these days from all directions.

But the Hurricanes’ other senior outside linebacker — Ramon “Cookie” Buchanan — stays in the background, quietly remorseful for his arrest in March at a bar in Coconut Grove.

According to his coaches and teammates, the 6-1, 222-pound Buchanan — described by Spence as “so freakishly athletic and shredded that he looks like an action figure” — is doing everything right to make up for it.

“Coach [Al] Golden gave me a second chance and I respect and appreciate him for that,” said Buchanan, who last week said he had five hours of community service left to complete the 100 he was ordered to do as part of his pretrial diversion program. “I want to be a leader and do everything Coach Golden asks of me.

“It’s not hard to stay out of trouble. You just have to do what’s right and separate yourself from the negative. It matured me and makes me look at things twice, being cautious and not going out and doing dumb stuff.”

Among Buchanan’s five original charges were felonies of resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. The police report stated Buchanan, 21, smelled strongly of alcohol and tried to head-butt an officer.

He has since apologized in person to the officers. “I sat down, talked to them and got to know them,” he said. “They were pretty cool people.” He said his community service has included working extensively with children in neighborhood programs and sports camps, and working with police.

On the field, Buchanan, who said he moved from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Bay in sixth grade, played in all 13 games last season, starting 10. He was fifth on the team with 54 tackles, including eight for losses, and had an interception. He is wickedly fast, running a 4.41-second 40.

“He came out of that situation strong,” UM defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio said. “He is remorseful and has done everything right since. Ramon is extremely talented. He has tremendous speed — elite speed.”

Linebackers coach Micheal Barrow described Buchanan as “very apologetic for doing something that was out of character.”

“He’s done everything we’ve asked,” Barrow said. “On the field, he’s taken his game to another level. He’s fast. He’s athletic. He’s tough. He plays with energy. He’s very coachable.

“We expect big things from him.”

Spence said his teammates don’t bring up the arrest, knowing it’s painful.

“We realize he made a mistake and he knows it, too,” Spence said. “It’s in the past.”

Buchanan, nicknamed “Cookie’’ in high school because he had a fetish for chocolate chip cookies, said he sees himself as an on-field leader, “bringing energy to the team and making sure everyone plays with maximum speed. I want to max-out everybody. We want the whole team to have energy. Our linebackers are going to be good, and the defensive line keeps those big boys off me.”

He said Hurricanes fans have been supportive.

“They tell me to keep my head up and continue going forward,” Buchanan said. “And that’s what I’m going to do.”

. .

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/09/2352539/miami-hurricanes-ramon-buchanan.html#ixzz1Uat3aB46



If U pay college athletes then will they Unionize?

Will U have a collective bargaining agreement?

Will U renegotiate it every 5 years with an IMPENDING lockout like the NFL?

Gee let's hope so...That would be great huh?


No. 24: Miami (Fla.): A new day has dawned in Coral Gables, with Al Golden replacing the quie... bit.ly/qZLQDX

orange 'n green in the vein

SOUP, ask them which early season game they think will be the most accurate barometer of the rest of what the rest of the season entails and what reasons they think that game should be used as the measuring stick?

OSU is the right answer even with the suspensions and first year replacement coach in Fickel because it'll be the toughest test of of the new offensive scheme which was last years downfall.

orange 'n green in the vein

Time to change the wireless keyboard batteries it looks like, just be kind enough to clean up the syntax for me in that question and ask it please 86. Manny will get it right, I'm betting SMD goes Terps.

PlayaCane aka Rashad

JoJo Nicolas will be the team’s No. 1 corner and converted running back Lee Chambers also has earned a spot in the regular rotation. Williams then named Thomas Finnie, Brandon McGee and Michael Williams as the next three: “Those five are going to play.” That leaves out Kacy Rodgers and Keion Payne.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/09/v-fullstory/2352016/um-clarifies-cornerback-situation.html#ixzz1Uaqp4sE2


This scares me more than the QB battle..


solar, eliott may be hypocritical but I'll give him credit for owning up to the fact that he's talking completely out of his rear about what he's actually seen of 1-11 Memphis Tiger football from last season.

Very true but at this point I just want consistent QB play and if we have to bring in new blood then do it. If it means putting my stock in a guy who I know nothing about then so be it. Come September 5th we will see just how we are going to look this season. U know how many of my Saturday afternoons have been ruined because of J12 throwing picks and my boy (FSU fan) talking trash and literally laughing after each one? It is very sad my friend.


Anyone but Canechic and OGV can ask ??? to Manny and Susan. We don't wanna hear these requests:

Posted by: SOUP | August 09, 2011 at 11:27 PM

No worries, I think Manny is a great person, don't know anything about Susan but most of these so-called mainstream sports writer don't know anymore than most of us already know...different world today info is everywhere. They both write about lots of different sports teams and don't just focus on one team or another. Nature of the beast. Probably get more from twitter or Facebook.

Nice for them to help you 86 and come in to answer your questions. But I will not be asking :)


From the article above....kudos to Muschamp!

Janoris is a good young man who comes from a good family," Muschamp says. "He just made some poor decisions. What young people need to understand is that there are consequences in life when you continue to make poor decisions. I was trying to do what was best for our team and for Janoris. Unfortunately, he won't play his last year at the University of Florida, but he's going to be a better person because of this."


More from above:

Muschamp absolutely did the right thing. Any new coach — or new parent for that matter — will tell you that starting off too stringent on your rules and then backing off some is much more workable than the alternative. It is virtually impossible to start off too lenient and then try to get tougher. You have to set a standard and stand by it if you want kids to take you seriously.


After all these years, Bianchi finally writes an article that makes sense.......


LOL! I know and I didn't even scream while reading it raize :)


knew you were a gator fan CC.


yep u caught me ftmcane orange and blue.....


Go Canes


Wasn't there supposed to be some big recruiting news this month?



The eYe, certainly hopes the news is of the lineman type, especially the defensive tackle spot.
I don't know what zero posted here yesterday, saying we would lose to K-State but they absolutely need an intervention.
Phil Steele saying Va. Tech will go undefeated is a bigger joke. Rookie QB, no way. The eYe understands this conference is average at best but Tech is getting these lofty praises based on what they've done in the past and not on talent. If they were in the SEC they'd lose 4 games annually. Everyone needs to stop sweating these guys.


Im watching these guys talk before practice. I dont think Art would have come back if it wasnt like a JJ situation. These guys are going to be pushed to their limits. We used to beat VT by 20 points in the JJ yrs. That 2002 team went up to Blacksburg took care of business.

I believe we are going to see the old speed, gang tackling, and dominating line of scrimmage. This is going to be like nite and day compared to the Onion and Coker yrs.


It might have been the 2001 team. In the tighty whities .


What is most surprising to me is that Al was saying these guys in spring where playing just conserve energy. They were struggling to get through a practice. lol. That tells you something there. Why we crumbled in the fourth qt.


espn bloggers going on about fowler changing to UM later this week. Ohio please get to the bottom of this.

3G Cane

espn bloggers going on about fowler changing to UM later this week. Ohio please get to the bottom of this.
I think that was a joke, sounds like Duke is going to Miramar though so he can be in Howard's ear


Coach Golden's "Concentration Cards": Given to every player. One per day. List 3 things that he must work on that day.


ftm, I'll see what I can do. Leaving the hospital today, so may have some time later


forgot about that. sorry. congrats!!

PlayaCane aka Rashad
VA Cane

Great point Miami!! Guys cannot come out in the spring and think they condition a little, then are ready in the fall. That used to be the way in a lot of levels:Pro, College HS...even sandlot. Now the guys who want to win..at all levels...do something all year round. Even at my age 52, I have to do something. I play softball in the summer, but I walk and ride my bike all the time. My players all have to be involved in something: weights, track, wrestling, baseball, running something. I have a bunch of my players who know I ride my bike, so about 15 of them started riding right after school was out. I see them all around during the day.....they ride miles!!! Then we get together in the evening and do drills. I would say mine are in better shape than a lot of college, HS kids. Maybe thats why we have an edge....we could go 6 quarters without a problem.

One thing I always remember in this heat:water water water and good breaks in the shade...and I watch for signs of fatigue. # kids and a coach have died so far; got to be very careful!!! JMO

VA Cane

That is 3 kids and a coach


ftm, no prob bud. I'll see what I can do


Wednesday's practice standouts according to #UM: TE Clive Walford, FB Maurice Hagens, DE Olivier Vernon, LB Gionni Paul

Football. Camp Report: Canes Finally Go to Full Pads on Day Five tinyurl.com/3zvjek4

ESPN: Hurricanes Must Eliminate Turnovers - ow.ly/5ZTBX

Funny Moment During Today's Chat With Coach Golden: 1:15 mark on the video - ow.ly/5ZUbK


Good Article - ughhhh forgot no more Bosher.


Posted by: VA Cane | August 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Good for you VA Cane. Biking up there is hilly too so probably a good cardio workout. I like biking in Charlotte because of that

orange 'n green in the vein

I'm pretty sure Phil Steele is predicting FSU and VT only to have legitimate chances at undefeated regular seasons and he's got the semenholes in the ACC title game. VT schedule is cupcake filled and all the tough games are at home so it's now or never for Scarface and his knee twisting at the bottom of the pile crew to run the table. I would say OU would have torn FSU a new one but they just lost their best defensive player for two months, however the backups are highly regarded, just unproven, there. That game will be the ACC's conference measuring stick for '11 to see just about how far it still has to come.


Biking is great cardio! The LBHS players from my neighborhood rode their bikes to 5am practice every morning during the summer :)




ok, how do i get an avatar on my posts


sign into your typepad acount
go to edit your profile
go to choose an image
click browes
select your pic


will scrimmage Sunday and then Aug. 22, coach Al Golden said


The eYe doesn't see FSU getting revenge like we did against Okie-doke. Landry Jones has a bit of a field day against those over-hyped hillbillies from up North to the tune of 34-20.

Since recruiting has calmed down a bit, any news on WR James Louis transfer and some linemen we have a remote chance at. Hey anybody got any news!


for the Hurricane gamer that has everything ... except this



ftmcane sign into typepad and then post, the avatar should then show up.


thanks solar and CC.

dj moonbat

Coach Golden vid from today


Posted by: solarcane | August 10, 2011 at 01:52 PM

He's looking a little worn out. And he's telling me the team is properly conditioned (physically) now. Good.

VA Cane

I got a call from a buddy who grew up in Hollywood FL, lived behind my aunt and uncle, played at Villanova in the 70s. He knows a couple people close to the program....said Morris looks good, feet are quick, arm looks stronger....has a little edge on J12. Doesn't mean Morris will be named starter, but interesting....said people are seeing some separation in the competition. I am just glad their is some competition; Onionhead played his favs no matter how bad they were....thats a program killer.

VA Cane

Al could use a shave for sure huh?


when you look at that clip the resemblence of Coach Golden to Fred Flintstone is eerie



Good to hear Morris is improving it's good for both of them.


canechic thats just awful


A slip of the lip could cost a ship

UM fans hoping 2 hear from Anthony Chickillo and others: Coach Al Golden is not allowing freshmen 2 speak 2 media during camp

steve g


Kellen Winslow having superb camp

Tight end Kellen Winslow is having one of the better training camps of his career. It’s no coincidence that it’s coming in the wake of one of the few offseasons in which Winslow did not have surgery on his knees.

Winslow has shown very good speed, hands and, best of all, mobility. He’s not skipping any workouts right now either, but that will certainly change once the regular season begins.

The Bucs know Winslow needs to be ready for Sundays, so he’ll get a day off once a week when the season gets under way. For now, though, there’s little reason to believe he won’t be quarterback Josh Freeman’s top target once again this year.


raize that is about as stupid as it gets.

one thing for sure Elmo is a straight up playa



"They don't call me the Shag Carpet for nothing!"



O Franklin
Who would have thought the first NFL game I ever went to I would be playing in... blessed


Solar - that is some funny AZZ SHITZ......

If I ever meet Katy, I will be doing the same thing..... :-)


the first time I saw that Elmo clip I started crying!
Its a classic

wait till six, alph, skool, roach OGV and the rest of the space cadets watch it


Solar that story is just heartbreaking :(


Guys when is the swasey interview going to be posted? i am excited to see it and wonder if any of my questions made the cut

VA Cane

Raize you are right.

Ernie and Bert married? six states with same sex marriage? required teaching of gay/lesbian/transgender contributions to society in CA? Acceptance of different people is one thing, Govt intrusion, intervention and destruction of real moral values is another!! The Barney Frank era begins (said with his lisp). Very sad and disturbing


canechic yes
I couldn't imagine losing one of my children. That has to be the worst experience you would ever endure.


This guy is an azzclown

Former UM great Warren Sapp, who had criticized Al Golden's hiring, told WQAM's Sid Rosenberg that he's now cool with Golden and will go to lunch with him.


Brandon McGee

CORAL GABLES, Fla.--They are stories of perseverance. Stories about growing up, becoming men and being a part of a family. One-by-one, we hear from them. These are the Miami Hurricanes...

Brandon McGee | Defensive Back | Junior | Plantation, Fla.

The U is about legacy and tradition. It’s about all the past players that came through the university and made it what it is today. From Michael Irvin to Ray Lewis and people like that, that’s what it’s all about.

Competition is something that this program is built on. It’s about going out and competing every day, whether it’s just having fun or with intensity. Practice field, workouts, or in the weight room, we just compete every day.

Playing football has given me an outlet as a way to clear my mind. Not necessarily escape reality, but when I’m on the field, it’s the only thing that’s on my mind.

I secretly wish that I could sing (laughs). I always hear myself trying to sing in the shower and it never goes well.

When I was six years old, I remember scoring a 98-yard touchdown. That was back in 1997, when I was still playing running back as a kid.

The Golden Era is about excitement. I’m anxious to see what this future holds and see what this season holds. I’m ready to get it all under way.

I’ll never forget when my mom told me, before she passed, that God was going to bless me. That has stuck with me my entire life.

The hardest part of life is understanding that adversity comes in a lot of different forms. It’s not there to break us, but rather to make us into the people we’re supposed to become. That’s the hardest part. Once you understand that, you’re better off.

South Florida is my home. Growing up in my hometown, seeing the people before me go on and play college football and play professional sports, it’s given me a motivation to know that I can do the same. I see the work that they put in and the neighborhoods they grew up in, it’s just made me want to do it too.

Family is the most important thing in my life. Going through college and going through high school with everything I’ve been through, I’ve learned that I need them. I rely on them a lot.

We are all one. I know it sounds cliché, but at the end of the day, when we’re out there working together as a team, you feel the togetherness. When we ran our conditioning tests, the way we got everyone over the hump was coming together and becoming one.

I was raised to respect everyone around me, to be mindful of my surroundings, and to know that nothing will be given to me. My dad and mom did a great job of instilling that in me at a very early age. I was really independent, whether it was in elementary school making my own breakfast and washing dishes and clothes, I learned that nothing comes easy and you have to earn everything.

I didn’t think I was going to run the fastest 40-yard dash during conditioning. I thought Travis Benjamin was going to edge me out. I’ll take that and say it with pride.

My favorite song right now is “I’m a Boss” by Rick Ross and Meek Millz. My favorite R&B song right now is “Sure Thing” by Miguel. I’ll roll with those two.

Other than football, one thing I’m talented at is guitar. I’ve been teaching myself, but you could say I’m talented on the strings. I was bored one day and wanted to learn how to play. The song “How to Love” by Lil Wayne kind of inspired me to learn. I’ve been watching a lot of videos on YouTube to learn how to do it.

If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be my mom. I would trade anything to spend a day with her again.

The most influential person in my life is my father. Seeing him step up to the plate the way he did when my mom passed, the sacrifices that he made, just to provide for me and my siblings, he has a big heart. He took on so many responsibilities that he didn’t really have to, from my nieces and nephews to everything, he definitely inspires me to keep going. He gets all my jerseys too and he gives them out to my family members.

I’m a Hurricane because I want to be the best. From watching the way the group of high school players I knew that were here, guys like Brandon Harris, Jacory Harris, DeMarcus Van Dyke, I wanted to be a part of that. The coaching staff embraced me and I felt comfortable here. I’m close to home, which is important. My grandparents didn’t want me to be far away, and I didn’t want to leave my dad, because he wanted to be at every game. It worked out well.

My favorite thing about being part of the U Family is the feeling itself. There are never awkward moments amongst us, moments when you might feel like an outsider or an outcast. We make jokes, but that’s what family does. We may argue at times, but that’s what family does too.

At the U, I’ve learned so much from Brandon Harris. My freshman year, coaches would ride me a lot, and I would think, “Why are they riding me like this?” He told me to relax, and explained how it’s part of the process. Watching his work ethic, and how he breaks down game film on his own, I took note of that and watched it and try to mimic that myself.

When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be Michael Vick. I played quarterback sixth grade through senior year of high school. I had a glove on my left hand just like him. They gave #7 to a senior one year, so I just stuck with #4. Mike Vick was my idol.

The song no one would believe I have on my iPod is “Like a G6” by Far East Movement.

No one can believe I used to be in drama. I used to be an actor. I did performing arts through elementary school and middle school. The reason I started was because they went on a lot of field trips (laughs). It was a fun experience.

Becoming a man is learning about yourself. You go through so many phases and challenges through this process, I think if you’re not strong-minded, or don’t have a strong mindset it’s easy for you to lose your way. You’re going to stumble. That’s not a question. It’s your ability to pick yourself up after you stumble that defines the true character of a man.


Brandon McGee is a mature well spoken young man, very impressive.


Impact indicator in chinstrap newest technology against concussion

Battle Sports Science

very interesting video


VA Cane

Yes I like BM as well, good kid. God I hope ths staff sees what an idiot and cancer Warren FatAss BigMouth Sapp is and keeps him away from the program. QB Killa? Um Killa if he talks to our players they will be influenced in a bad way.I never liked him as a player, ever. Too much talk, not enough action....except cheap shots. Cancer=Sapp



1. Ill start your day out bruh by saying that friggen RayRay is laying anybody coming near him with the ball and talking trash while doin it.

2. Fisch is about to blow up because they have dropped a few bruh. There is some intense ass chewin going on behind the scenes bruh. Even Truth caught some for switching arms with the ball right before a hit and had a bit of a bobble.

3. Even I didnt expect it to be this violent 1st day live. This sh?# blowin up bruh



1. Al and this staff werent friggen around about how live was going to go bruh. As a player if you have 1oz. of soft in your ass this aint the place for ya.

2. No hidin that weak sh#¿ with this staff bruh. eeewwwws and aaawwwwws all up in this suckah!


I work with BM's uncle and he is a straight old school shooter. BM comes from a great family.


VA Cane I agree with you about Sapp. He is a straight up ass!


Guys when is the swasey interview going to be posted? i am excited to see it and wonder if any of my questions made the cut

Posted by: Hassan | August 10, 2011 at 04:32 PM


Work and family issues interfering with blogging. Sucks, I know.

Hassan please resend any questions U had, I still have a chance to get them in.


VA Cane I agree with you about Sapp. He is a straight up ass!

Posted by: canesteeler | August 10, 2011 at 06:07 PM

FINALLY! Something we ALL can agree on.

Old Skool

Elmo is classic, Great ending line.

I've been watching some incredibly graphic footage from the UK riots


Wanton destruction. I'm amazed anyone could videotape something like that and not intervene.








Sapp has done a whole lot for the football team at Apopka High....so maybe you guys call him an ass but he at least gives back. You know who is a bigger @ss Brandon Merriweather....whereas nice words come out of Apopka for Sapp not many for Brandon!

VA Cane

He ought to give back with the money he made, he got there with a loty of help. No he does not have to give, so pat him on the back for that; thats great. He is just an irrepressible ass as a human being; though maybe a good one in some aspects. He is aloof, loud, conceited and not a good role model for the UM kids to see. JMO


Well I don't know him or Brandon personally, so I can just go by words from people who have had day to day interaction with them....Tiger came off as a very nice guy who had a nice dad....turns out both were cheaters so you just never know!




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