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January 26, 2012

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hassan

1st whoo hoo

LB

Hello!

SOUP

Brandon Odoi from www.caneinsider.com will be joining us at 8 PM to answer your questions.

LB

Black jerseys in 2013?

Joshua Wilson

Hello, Josh Wilson from FloridaHSFootball.com here tonight!

SOUP

LB...he will have his two-deep roster to discuss at that time along with other UM news and recruiting coverage.

hassan

UM Staff, how do you feel about cutting players? It is allowed by the NCAA but is generally frowned upon. The Saban Scholarship is also frowned upon giving kids a medical hardship and kicking them off the team to make room for another recruit.

SOUP

Joshua...tell us about what you have going on at your site and recruting news?

LB

So it's comments until 8 PM? I don't see a link for a live chat room.

Joshua Wilson

Well, we are actually about to put a fresh spin on to things for 2012 and do things the right way. On Wednesday we will be launching the first edition of the Evening News Bulletin bringing in news from around the state into one straight forward newsletter that will be available both ohline and through email subscription for FREE! I will get your chops licking on that one, but I will be on here through out the the night to talk.

LB

I like the clean design on your site, Josh. Nice touch.

SinisterCane

Which DT is dominating the weightroom?

86Cane

Josh...make sure you tweet us and also post LINKS to your content here on the comments section of the blog.

What about 2013 recruits?

Michael Talarico

Where is the link to enter the chat?

Montreal-Cane

Updated: January 26, 2012, 6:40 PM

Recruits, assistants caught unaware

By Dave Hooker
ESPN Recruiting Nation

Greg Schiano was supposed to be at Don Bosco Preparatory School promptly at 8 a.m. Thursday morning to recruit some key prospects.

That never happened.

As scheduled, five Rutgers assistant coaches showed up at the Ramsey, N.J., school, which showcases several highly rated prospects each year. The coaches were focused on securing current commitment Leonte Carroo, a three-star receiver, and Darius Hamilton, a four-star defensive end who is primarily considering the Scarlet Knights and Florida.

"The coaches were kind of shocked," Don Bosco coach Greg Toal said. "They said 'Coach Schiano, he's never late for anything.' "

At first, the coaches thought Schiano might have gotten caught up in another meeting, despite the importance of the Don Bosco appointment.

"They didn't think it was any big deal," Toal said of their initial response. "They didn't know that he was in negotiations or anything like that."

Then, when reports began to surface that Schiano had accepted the head coaching job for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Rutgers assistants were caught unaware.

"No one knows where this is going right now," Toal said. "I'm sure it caught a lot of people off guard."

With six days before national signing day, Rutgers suddenly finds itself in an incredible time crush to secure its 2012 class.

86Cane

Where is the link to enter the chat?

Posted by: Michael Talarico | January 26, 2012 at 07:54 PM

U are in it! Just post a ???

Joshua Wilson

@LB - About to have refresh design that is going up here in just a few minutes.

@86Cane - We have a commitment list....As far as 2013 commitments, Miami is already sticking out and I think they are in line to build another solid class up. I will also say that this class is the year of the running back with Greg Bryant, Kelvin Taylor and Derrick Henry topping the list right now as far as great backs are concerned.

Jesse Marks

Jesse Marks - Assistant Athletic Director for Development. Thank you for having me!

Michael Talarico

LOL my bad. Can we get a list on who will be visiting this weekend?

86Cane

Which DT is dominating the weightroom?

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 26, 2012 at 07:53 PM

I do not have any word on a DT but I can tell U that WR #85 and RB #5 are killing it in the weight room.

86Cane

Jesse...tell us about the UM Hurricane Club benefits?

Montreal-Cane

To Manny and others... have you heard anything new on Northrup? Is he coming at UM?

Late this afternoon, rumors and reporters have Deon Bush picking the Canes. What do you think?

86Cane

Jesse...what about the new athletic facilities on the UM campus. What can we do to support them?

Brandon_Odoi

I'm here. Let's get those depth chart questions. Thanks for reading CaneInsider.com

LB

Will there be a return game vs. Marshall (I live 50 miles away from Huntington) from '07?

Jesse Marks

Alot of great benefits for 2012....memberships starts as low as $40 dollars for this year in honor of our 40th anniversary!

Benefits vary at all 6 of our giving levels to highlight a few... This year a big benefit is the opportunity to purchase Miami Vs. Notre Dame tickets at soldier field in Chicago this October. All members who join at $250 and above will be eligible to purchase tix. Here is a link to all the giving levels.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mifl/sports/hurricaneclub/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/hclubbrochure.pdf

Papa Cane

Hello everyone.

Sota cane

I wana get your thoughts on the d-line. Who do u see dominating or standing out???

3G Cane

Brandon- How do you see the LB corps shaking out next year?

Michael Talarico

Who has the edge in starting opposite Brandon McGee?

Sota cane

Who is anding out in the weight room?

SOUP

Recruiting update from UM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OoXvkGUb68&feature=uploademail

roachcane77

Nice question SinisterCane, I was thinking the same thing...

1) Who do our "celebrity guests" see making the biggest strength & conditioning improvements since the BC game?

and 2) Who is the #1 "early entry" Cane this year in their opinion?

Sota cane

Which current or incoming wide reciever do u guys see making the biggest impact?

SinisterCane

Are we still in the HUNT for Goldman and Cooper?

Papa Cane

If you have a specific question you want to ask me, go for it, but please list my name. Thanks. Brandon and I cover different stuff.

SOUP

Brandon...everybody wants to know about the MLB and the QB? What say U?

SOUP

Papa...of the current recruits who makes the BIGGEST impact in 2012?

Who will be the BIGGEST surprise of the 2012 class (sleeper)?

3G Cane

Papa- What are our chances with Harvey-Clemons?

Brandon_Odoi

3G Cane, good question about the linebacking corps. Obviously there's going to be some room for some new guys to step up. But I've got Buchanan, Perryman and Kelvin Cain penciled in as starters. Buc won't play in the spring so look for new comers to pitch in here. Keep an eye on Raphael Kirby and Gionni Paul who will compete for more time.

Jesse Marks

The Schwartz Center for Athletic Excellence has broken ground and construction crews are busy working away. I posted a picture of the work being done today on my twitter @jessehmarks. There are great naming opportunities still available and the Brick Campaign is off to a great start. Anyone here purchase a Schwartz Center brick?

Papa Cane

David Thompson loves Miami as unless he is in the top 30 picks, he will play football at UM, and baseball.

SOUP

Jesse....will there be any changes to Sun Life Stadium in the coming years? How willl UM enhance the fan experience?

Sota cane

Papa- who do u see us finishing the class with of the current uncommited out there?? Abd any chance FOr a flip from pj williams??

Papa Cane

Brandon, I agree with most of your LB picks but not Kelvin Cain. He is behind in his development and still needs to get it together. Right now, Paul is ahead.

DrewZ2

@Jesse Marks - When will Miami be start selling their tickets to the Notre Dame game?

Also when will the schedule get released?

LB

Help me out with the secondary two-deep.

Brandon_Odoi

Soup, I see the linebackers as an area where Perryman will provide a lot of stability. You have to like what Buchanan brings back also from the standpoint of experience, though it's wait and see with his knee concerns and rehabbing from that is tough. Golden was really high on Kelvin Cain during last season. He made the BC depth chart, so he should compete. I expect Kirby and Witt to make noise, they both were HS studs, likely special teams guys at the very least.

SOUP

Jesse...how much is a Brick? Put Canespace down for one, we will raise the $$$ here on the blog.

Montreal-Cane

Some of the visitors this WE at the U.

CB 4 Tracy Howard
(Miramar HS)
Miramar, FL 6-0/175/4.40 1/27/2012 Miami (Fl)

DE 6 Darius Hamilton
(Don Bosco Prep School)
Ramsey, NJ 6-4/245 1/27/2012 Miami (Fl)

WR 11 Leonte Carroo
(Don Bosco Prep School)
Ramsey, NJ 6-2/200/4.50 1/27/2012 Miami (Fl)

DE 13 Leonard Williams
(Mainland HS)
Daytona Beach, FL 6-5/265 1/27/2012 Miami (Fl)

WR 35 Angelo Jean-Louis
(Palm Beach Central HS)
Wellington, FL 6-0/185 1/27/2012 Miami (Fl)

OLB 77 Gabriel Terry
(Palm Beach Central HS)
Wellington, FL 6-3/210/4.60 1/27/2012 Miami (Fl)

TE 68 Brandon Hollifield
(Amos P. Godby HS)
Tallahassee, FL 6-5/215 1/27/2012 Miami (Fl)

Papa Cane

PJ Williams to UM is almost, if not totally dead. The main targets at CB are Antonio Crawford and Tracy Howard. I am hearing good things about Howard, and have warmed up to the possibility of him picking UM.

Right now UF leads and this weekend's visit will decide it for Tracy. It's 60-40 UF right now. I have also been told that he loves UM.

Emil

With all the visits this weekend. how many schollies available?

LB

I'll buy an official Al Golden tie. That'd be a nice late Christmas present.

SinisterCane

Papa Cane

Are we still in the HUNT for Goldman and Cooper?

Brandon_Odoi

Papa, Kain made the depth chart against BC so he got the nod from me. But yes, Paul must be watched.

Jesse Marks

Soup, great question... Now being in the stadium for going on 5 years we know the ins and outs of the facility. We are working with the stadium daily to explore new enhancements that work for the Canes... Last year we introduced the sideline club for Hurricane Club Members and it has been a big hit.. Hopefully we can continue to improve that space and make it a great place for qualifying hurricane club members to gather and be close to the action

Papa Cane

Montreal Cane, Leonard Williams might not make it. His grandmother is sick.

TheWhat

Who among the non big named recruits do you see making an impact this coming season or maybe next. Do you see Any of the commits that may be flying under the radar right now that come this fall have the potential to blow the coaching staff and fans away?

Brandon_Odoi

Regarding quarterbacks, I think it's Stephen Morris' job to lose. He'll have a bit of an edge over Ryan Williams in the spring and going into fall camp. I think Morris will win the battle, but it will also be determined by who the better leader is in some respects. That's in the weight room and off season prep. We won't know who's doing that until we can talk to players beginning on March 3rd.

Michael Talarico

Brandon
Where does Gaines fall into the mix in the LB rotation?

Jesse Marks

Drew- Notre Dame tickets will go on sale this Summer sometime in June... Tickets will be available to purchase for all Hurricane Club Members at the $250 level and above.

Football Schedule will be released sometime next month by the ACC!

CGNC

Jesse - I have been a Hurricane Club member in the past and look forward to being one again in 2012. I live in Charlotte and don't make it to many home games and I always thought it would have been nice to have a shirt or patch to wear so other fans could see it and be inspired to donate as well.

Also, which sites for merchandise provide the greatest profit for the athletic program?

Papa Cane

No, we are not in the hunt for Cooper or Goldman. Cooper is already at Alabama and Goldman eliminated us. The rumor that no on wants to talk about is the amount of perks that SEC teams are throwing at him.

Brandon, Cain has talent, but its the mental side of things that is keeping him back. Last year he disappeared, and guess why? It was not an injury.

Brandon_Odoi

If you address questions directly at me it makes it easier.

86Cane

Jesse...If we know someone with cash to give to UM how do we connect them with U? Are all donations to UM tax deductible?

3G Cane

Jesse-Has there been any discussions about retro-fitting the stadium and moving seats closer? Or is that not an option?

86Cane

Brandon...let's talk about the OL. Is Kehoe getting it done and are the new recruits like Flowers and Isadora gonna help?

Papa Cane

The QB job is Stephen Morris' to lose. I had a conversation with several folks and they believe that SM is the real deal. I expect Ryan Williams to be the backup, and for Crow and Thompson to redshirt.

Jesse Marks

Canespace. Thank You! Bricks are $500 $1000 or $1500 Here is the link.... I will make sure you get a primo location on the Champions Plaza of the Schwartz Center!

https://advancement.miami.edu/NetCommunity/SSLPage.aspx?pid=612

LB

Brandon, can you post a rough two-deep on the secondary?

Joglen15

I would like to know who has the lead to join Chick on the line?

Porter
LRob
Pierre
Hamilton
Plug
Grimble
Green

Brandon_Odoi

I think Gaines has a good chance to start with Buc coming off injury. You may see Gaines, Perryman and Cain/Paul out there to start with. Or if Buc's completely healthy, you'll see the experience of Perryman, Buc and Gaines. But I would say the only guy I'd lock in to start next season at LB is Perryman. I wouldn't bet on anything else. Gaines played because he outworked everyone at his position. Not sure he's the most talented there.

3G Cane

Papa- Do we have a good chance at either of the Don Bosco boys?

Jesse Marks

CGNC- We are exploring some branding for the Hurricane Club this year. It is our 40th Anniversary so look out for your membership packet in june once you renew with a special 40th Anniversary car decals and lapel pin! Thank you for your support!

CaneDawg

@Brandon and Papa...im hearing QB Williams has been a beast in the weight room and has put on some serious size....true?

not sold on morris...i think williams will be our leader

Michael Talarico

Papa,
Does anybody realistically believe we have a legit shot with caroo or hamilton even with the departure of Schiano?

Joglen15

@3G.

Hamilton is a real possiblity now that Goldman has eliminated us. We have uphill with Leonard who may not come. And Schiano left town.

Montréal-cane 2

Yo montréal canes, glad to see canesfan from mtl

Jesse Marks

86 Cane- Have them contact me directly at j.marks@miami.edu and I can talk about our giving opportunities that have the most impact for athletics. All Hurricane Club donations are tax deductible up to 80% and Facility gifts to the Schwartz Center are up to 100% deductible.

Jesse Marks

3g Cane - The stadium has been looking at some plans but I do not know where they stand today.

Joshua Wilson

If anyone has questions for me to what we do or what we have on the table to do this year on FloridaHSFootball.com, please just address to me by using @FHSF with your question.

ChrisFreet

Here to answer any questions. Canes women's hoops is up 48-35 on Wake Forest with 9 to play

CGNC

Posted by: Jesse Marks | January 26, 2012 at 08:23 PM

That's a start. I am of the belief that if everyone does a little no one has to do alot. I think there are people who think you need mega $$$ to donate, but that's really not true. Thanks for responding

Montreal-Cane

Papa Cane thanks for all the great info you provide us. As for David Thompson is he an EE and which position does he play in baseball?

LB

Chris, how long will the Raising Canes/3 Penny docs last?

Hello from WV, by the way.

Brandon_Odoi

I think in the secondary you'll see Vaughn and Ray Ray at safety and then you'll see B. McGee at one corner spot and depending on how recruiting goes, you could see a true freshmen, Thomas Finne (who played a fair amount last year) or Dallas Crawford at the other spot. Crawford gets rave reviews by teammates. Crawford might also peek in at safety.

ChrisFreet

Goal is to document first two years of Al Golden's tenure. Expand with Coach L, Baseball and Women's hoops

CaneDawg

@papacane

can we take any of rutgers better lineman and did golden really fly up there this morning

CGNC

@Chris - the raising canes series are really good

Montréal-cane 2

Brandon...any chance with ricardo louis ?

CanesFanStuckInCali

Hi Everyone! Thanks for doing this CaneSpace and esteemed guests!

I have a few questions that I'm hoping you can help me with.

(1) Golden was a Dwyer HS today... Does anyone know what player(s) he's interested in from that school?

(2) There have been rumors of silent commitments for awhile. Any idea on whether this is true and if so who these might be (or what position)?

(3) This class is already enormous... Assuming all of our current commits stay with us on NSD, how many more can we take on? I've heard a lot of figures and explanations on this but I'm really trying to get at is if you have heard of any creative things the Canes coaches are doing to exceed the minimum? I'm sure there will be academic casualties like every year; who do you project might fall in this category?

Thanks again! GO CANES!!!

Susan Miller Degnan

Hi guys. It's Susan. Working on stories for the ING Miami Marathon this weekend (any of you runners, by any chance?), so can't partake in tonight's chat. I'll be back next time. In the meantime, who do you think gets the nod at starting quarterback next season? I was assuming Stephen Morris had the considerable edge, but I'm hearing that Ryan Williams is looking mighty good. I'll be back next time.

hassan

Does anyone have a take on the pending roster cuts?

Jesse Marks

CGNC-There is power in numbers we need all canes fan to join the Hurricane Club for as low as $40 dollars. We need everyone to join the base and bigger gifts will follow. Nothing is more important than the masses supporting this program

ChrisFreet

CGNC - glad you enjoy

Papa Cane

UM Secondary next year?
Telemaque, Ray Ray, at safety. McGee and Howard (If we land him), at cornerback, otherwise Finnie.

Brandon_Odoi

Can't tell you what Williams is doing in the weight room. We're not invited. But I'll be able to tell as soon as we see him in March if he looks bigger. That won't mean he'll be the starter, but I hear he's got a live arm from people who've seen practices.

I think now that Jacory has left campus, the role of leader now will funnel more easily to Morris. He'll find it easier to step up in other words. I also don't think you'll see him take the sole lead of the team. Look for guys like Chick, Dorsett, Perryman, Mike James, Clements and others to be very vocal. I expect Ray Ray to play with something to prove also.

CanesFanStuckInCali

Ooops... One last question: What's your prediction on where the Canes will get drafted this year (especially since only two got invited to the combine, I believe)? Thanks! GO CANES!!!

CGNC

Ah Susan - I was here so that you wouldn't be the only estrogen on the blog - LOL!

Joglen15

@Montreal

Brandon is only answering depth chart.

But the writing is on the wall, if the Rutgers WR is coming in this late for a visit and Rico Louis isn't, it seems as though the coaches or Rico do not want this partnership.

It's too late in the game.

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