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January 26, 2012

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Brandon_Odoi

I'll direct that recruiting question at @Jon_Bastian from CaneInsider.com Or ask Papa Cane, he knows a ton.

J-Cane

Papa Cane - do you see the Canes having a realistic shot for any of Rutgers commits ? Also with Schiano having a good grasp in recruiting South Florida do you see it helping long-term?

Montreal-Cane

Chris WQAM is the official broadcaster of Hurricanes football, basketball and baseball
can you ask them to have an international steam like they used to have so UM alumnis and Canes fans can listen to the games anywhere in the world?

Any decent radio station has an international stream even college stations do like WVUM "The voice".

Papa Cane

The folks that I speak to, and who are deeply connected in the program tell me that all players have responded to the off-season program.

Did you know that Coach Golden assigned all players with specific readings in order to build leadership and strengthen the team? Yep.

86Cane

Chris...good to have U on Canespace!

Tell us about NSD at:

www.hurricanesports.com

Brandon_Odoi

Chris, just thought I'd add how well produced the docs are also. Great stuff. Finally getting a chance to watch most of them now that the seasons over.

Javier

Chris,

Who is replacing Bryan Harvey as baseball media relations director? I enjoyed his tweets and constant updates about the team.

J-Cane

Papa Cane - Which recruit do you think could be a surprise for Coach Golden to flip?

CGNC

@Papacane - LOL did the other "regime" even have an off-season program?

Michael Talarico

Papa,
So there is no chance Leonard Williams can come down for the visit? I really thought we had a shot with that kid.

LB

Brandon, is it logical to assume that Hurns and Dorsett are 1/2 at this point?

Emil

@Chris Freet

Do you have updates on if or when we might get new uniforms?

Papa Cane

Schiano & Rutgers Boys: I do not think that Carroo will end up in this class, but teh DE/DL might. Coach has all hands on deck this weekend for Howard and Harvey Clemons. I am hearing good things about Howard from my best source

Bryan

What is the anticipated completion date of the shwartz center? Also, are there any future plans that include an indoor football/all purpose practice facility on campus?

Ohio_Cane

Sorry I'm late to the party, daughter needed a bath.

I'll apologize in advance if I ask something that's already been answered, but we're over 150 comments already, and I don't wanna miss anyone.


Brandon - Who do U see as the starters on the D-line? How about secondary? Can Deon Bush start immediately?

Papa - Good to see U here. Of all the 5-star guys visiting this weekend, who is most likely to commit?

ChrisFreet

Emil - not this season. We arr strategically reviewing. Generally a 18 month process.

New WBB and baseball unis next season.

Ricosuave1911

Brandon, with how thin we are at so many positions. You only think Tracy Howard would be the only Freshman that would be ready to jump into the starting lineup?

What about Raphael Kirby? The physical tools are there plus he is enrolled early and will have plenty of time to learn the schemes. I think the DE spot opposite of Chickillo is also primed for the taking.

Papa Cane

Surprise recruit? Keep you eye on Antonio Crawford this weekend. He has been offered and I expect him to commit on the spot after his visit if that offer still stands. He is a gifted athlete and can cover almost as well as Tracy Howard. He is equally as fast.

Brandon_Odoi

LB, I think so. Don't be surprised if you see some position moves to the WR spot also. I'd say Crawford would be one to keep your eye on there.

Papa Cane

Deon Bush is extremely gifted but still very raw, and does not have good hands. He will play CB for Miami and I actually expect him to redshirt.

86Cane

Just chatted on the phone for a while with Susan Miller-Degnan. Nice lady, good reporter.

ChrisFreet

Javier - @CamronGhorbi will pick up where Bryan left off. Super talented and creative writer. Will be new breed of communications professional

86Cane

@chris...what about UM baseball?

ChrisFreet

Montreal - we have asked, but its not happening unfortunately

CGNC

@Chris - the whole UM website last year was so much more improved - it seemed to coincide with the hiring of AG - was that part of it or was that a coincidence?

Ricosuave1911

On Antonio Crawford, he pretty much needs to be assured an offer before coming down to visit. He is risking losing his scholarship offer at GT by taking the visit. Usual Coach Paul Johnson protocol.

Joshua Wilson

@86Cane - Did you get my tweet?

KLCane

Chris, Has Golden taken a vacation -- even for a week -- since he has arrived? Any plans to take one this year? I worry about him burning out.

Papa Cane

Another freshman to watch is Raphael Kirby. Right now, Denzel and Gionni are the leaders at LB, and Ramon is getting healthy which is a great sign. Kelvin is gifted but needs to catch up mentally.

Brandon_Odoi

Our Cane Insider Scout @JimmyDSmith tells me that Dwayne Hoillet who just enrolled has a good chance to be a situational rusher. Obviously Kirby's got a real chance to play but the defensive scheme isn't the easiest to pick up. Remember Perryman needed a few games to get up to speed. So maybe he plays later in the season, but he should open up on special teams. Especially due to depth concerns.

Bryan

The video clips began with Randy - I remember him giving a game ball to Donna after the UNC win.

Papa Cane

Rico, Crawford was offered. Expect him to commit. My GT network assured me of the offer and Paul is looking elsewhere now.

Ohio_Cane

Canes win over GT! 64-39

Jesse Marks

Bryan- The Schwartz Center will be completed in about 18 months! I have not heard of any plans for an indoor football facility.

86Cane

Brandon...what about coaching changes at UM? Have U heard anything?

Ohio_Cane

Canes win over GT! 64-39

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 26, 2012 at 08:49 PM
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Over WAKE! Man, I'm tired.

LB

Ridiculous question, but who has the fastest 40 time?

Papa Cane

Bradon, I agree on Hoilett but expect him to redshirt. He needs to gain muscle and weight. Tyriq is more physically ready. All in all, Miami has a bright future. Oh and dont forget about Jelani Hamilton. He is recovering from knee surgery and will be a force to be dealt with.

Brandon_Odoi

Ohio- My DL right now is Chick, Porter, Darius Smith and a spot that could be filled by Shayon Green or a newcomer.

Montreal-Cane

Posted by: ChrisFreet | January 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM

Many former Canes outside the US are complaning about that. WQAM is cheap.

Ohio_Cane

@ Chris Freet - The Raising Canes episodes will continue throughout this year, correct?

They're amazing!

86Cane

GO HERE, GO NOW!

http://floridahsfootball.com/

Montréal-cane 2

Montréal cane, you on twitter ?

Papa Cane

Fastest Cane? Wow, tough question. Brandon McGee is very fast. Dorsett is also fast. That would be a very close race.

Brandon_Odoi

Golden said from the beginning of the off season 86 that all guys will stay put. Obviously we've all seen the reports about coach Fisch and OC jobs in the Pros, I just don't see him doing it (yet).

DrewZ2

@Chris, any word on Black football Unis? How involved is Coach Golden in the decisions of Unis?

Also if not black unis...Any throwback possibilities been thrown around?

Ricosuave1911

To the naked eye, our defensive scheme didn't appear to complicated to me. But I guess that is just my opinion. Or maybe they kept the playcalling simple until later in the season when they could pick it up.

CGNC

@Brandon - the D Line always seemed to play better with Curtis Porter but he seems to be injury prone - is he at or near 100% now?

LB

I believe that's Mr. Johnson on the upper right, if I'm not mistaken.

Montreal-Cane

Chris since you took over in the Communication department we as fans are very lucky. You do an awesome job!

Bryan

Kermit Whitfield class of 2013 probably has the fastest 40 time of the guys committed to UM right now - class of 2012 I would say Bush or Angelo Jean Louis - current team would be McGee, Davon Johnson, or P. Dorsett

Papa Cane

I've been told that the plan is to keep the original coaching staff in place for at least 1 year. There have been rumors about Fisch but he is not going anywhere. I spoke to him not too long ago and he loves Miami and wants to stay here.

DrewZ2

@Jesse Marks any word on Black football Unis? How involved is Coach Golden in the decisions of Unis?

Also if not black unis...Any throwback possibilities been thrown around?

Ohio_Cane

@ Papa Cane - Your opinion on which 5-star is more likely to commit this weekend?

Joshua Wilson

@86Cane - Let me get that 2013 commitment list up that I have. Will link it up here for everyone to see.

Ricosuave1911

LB, I would say B. McGee is the fastest. (Well based off of last year's "race")

Papa Cane

Folks, D'Onofrio did miracles with last year's defense. Miracles. He barely had enough players to field a defense vs. maryland and a lot of kids were injured the rest of the way. There was also some dead weight - folks not buying in but those guys are now gone.

Brandon_Odoi

CGNC- Haven't seen Porter in person since the final game, but I'll put my eyes on him at the first spring practice. Man he played great the last two games. 10 tackles and 1 TFL. You've got to like what he offers. Imagine him with Chick all season long. Good times for coach D and staff.

Jesse Marks

Drew- Chris Freet would know more on the uniforms, would not want to put inaccurate information out there.

Brandon_Odoi

Ok guys, two more questions for me and I'm out of here at 9 p.m. You know how the saying goes: "happy wife, happy life."

J-Cane

Papa Cane - Is there any body that is part of our current class that will not qualify academically ?

LB

What number jerseys are going to be available for sale this year?

Ohio_Cane

Brandon - Have U answered any questions regarding the secondary and who will be the starters? If not, please do. Thanks!

Papa Cane

Good night to everyone. Please follow CaneInsider.com for Canes coverage, and support UM by donating to the school. It's important. Also, be courteous to other fans, and never insult players - treat them like family.

Chris F - You do a a great job, and so does LaTonya. I always tell the DS that.

Go Canes!

86Cane

Brandon...tell us your keys to Miami's success next season?

Montreal-Cane

Yes i am on twitter and perhaps you can choose a more original nick name so that there will be no confusion here or elsewhere. Thanks for your collaboration MTL 2 and welcome to Canespace.

Papa Cane

J-Cane, Angelo Jean Louis is working on his grades. Only one I am concerned about.

Brandon_Odoi

I have Ohio but I'll recap. I think you'll see Ray and Vaughn back at safety with some newbies providing depth. And I like B. McGee as a lock on one side and some combo of Finnie, Dallas Crawford and maybe a newcomer on the other.

Emil

@PapaCane

When do you expect AG to be making cuts to this roster? and how many?

Ohio_Cane

Brandon - My apologies, I missed the beginning. Will go back and look afterwards. Thanks!

86Cane

Chris Freet and Jesse Marks...thanks for your time here tonight.

GO CANES!

Justin Antweil

It's former WVUM Sports Director Justin Antweil. Sorry I'm late. Just got back from work. I'd be happy to answer some questions regarding Hurricanes Baseball. There are enough smart minded people that know a lot more about football than me so I'll leave them to recruiting and depth chart quesions.

Can stay for a few until I got to eat dinner.

Jesse Marks

Anytime Go Canes!

Ricosuave1911

Will anyone be here to answer questions after 9?

LB

Who is the hardest hitter on the team?

86Cane

Susan Miller-Degnan...U owe us one!

Manny Navarro usually drops in LATE.

Ohio_Cane

Justin - U a little pumped about the new Catcher, Peter O'Brien, for the Canes?! We sure are!

ChrisFreet

86 - fully engrained in NSD. Coaches will break down players for the first time live on camera then take fan questions.

Iits a wild ride but very authentic and we have some surprises

86Cane

Can stay for a few until I got to eat dinner.

Posted by: Justin Antweil | January 26, 2012 at 09:01 PM

Justin...Good to see U! Tell us more about UM baseball and the BIG signing at catcher?

Ricosuave1911

LB, based only on my personal observations, I would say that Denzel Perryman "brings the wood" the hardest.

Ohio_Cane

Chris Freet - That coverage was AMAZING last year! Can't wait to watch all day next week! U guys do a great job!

86Cane

Chris...we will send every Canes fan your way on NSD!

Dadesfynest83

@ Chris, Manny, or Susan...

We all know that Tracy says his relationship w the UF coaches is why he likes em so much...namely T-Rob their DB coach. Do you get the feeling that since our staff has only been in place for year that maybe he was a fan of the previous regime??? I know that the Muschump staff has only been there a year as well but they obviously have an advantage with a young DB coach who can relate. I believe he's about 29 or 30 years old and can relate to being heavily recruited...he was All Dade.

Ohio_Cane

FYI - Papa Cane just tweeted that "UM verbal commitment DL Jacoby Briscoe has cancelled his trip to Tennessee. 100% Cane. Shutting it down."

GREAT NEWS!

ChrisFreet

Drew - i do.not see us wearing black in any sport in the next century.

LB

I'm all in on NSD. I was last year, too.

CaneDawg

ryan williams will be the starter

86Cane

Justin...what will it mean to have DiMare back on the bench for UM baseball?

Brandon_Odoi

Sure 86 and thanks for inviting me to chat tonight. Here are my keys:

1. Start fast. First game should be a schedule win. Next game is on the road at KSU (does Collin Klein still play for them?)

2. Run the ball. You'll have experienced backs with experienced linemen. You gotta pound. Limit mistakes from a first year starter. (Yes Williams started at Memphis, but that was ages ago).

3. Win at home. The Canes must protect the home field and not lose more than two. They lost to KSU, Virginia and Boston College all at home. Unacceptable.

Justin Antweil

Ohio Cane:

Peter is amazing. I saw him play each of the last three years at Bethune Cookman and Peter is the total package. He went to Bethune Cookman in the first place because Miami didn't recruit him. Miami had guys already named Jason Hagerty and Yasmani Grandal that turned out pretty good and Peter wanted to start right away and I don't blame him.

He's the missing piece. He can control a pitching staff. He's a guy that makes everyone around him better.

You have to admire a kid that turns down 6 figures to help care for his sick mother and finish up his education at his dream school. Too many kids bolt early for the pros.

Peter and Rony Rodriguez are a lethal 3-4 combination in the line up.

DrewZ2

@Justin - Do we finally get out of our regional this year? Seeing how hard the ACC and the SouthEast in general is, what are our chances of hosting a regional?

Dadesfynest83

Because if I'm not mistaken we were the first ones to offer, which means that he proly got the offer from the Shannon staff...right???

ChrisFreet

Ohio - thats the plan

Montréal-cane 2

Thanks mtl cane, so whats your handle ?

Ohio_Cane

Dades, yes. We offered TH when he was a Soph I believe.

86Cane

Brandon post your site and your advantages once again?

DrewZ2

Drew - i do.not see us wearing black in any sport in the next century.

Posted by: ChrisFreet | January 26, 2012 at 09:05 PM

@Chris - Did something happen there? If you can't discuss thats fine, just kind of makes me curious as to why..

Brandon_Odoi

Okay guys, it was fun. Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/brandon_odoi or log on to CaneInsider.com into the football forum to ask me any more questions.

Justin Antweil

86:

Joe Mercedante is good guy but it was time for him to go. Canes needed a different voice and fresh blood. Hiring Coach DiMare was a wise decision by Coach Morris. Coach DiMare is Miami. He's as intense as they come. I only knew him for one year but he's a no nonsense guy that will get the most out of his guys. It's no coincidence his last year was 2008, the last year UM made the college world series.

LB

Chris, can you guys get more coaches on with Sid Rosenberg? It seems that the information is a lot clearer with him. I learned more about Al Golden and his personality just listening to their archives.

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