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January 25, 2012

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SlingBlade

2 in a row

SOUP

Sling...U rock!

LB

Really good article.

LB

I notice that Duke Johnson is in continual communication with TH's mom.

UMike

LB..at least he is talking to the right person lol

LB

That's what I thought. Duke is nonstop. If he's half that way in training, I can only imagine the tenacity in the weight room.

LB

Listening to Tracy Howard on WQAM, it sounds like there actually may be a shot. Sounds honest.

IraqiCane

Great stuff thanks all for the updates. GO CANES!!!

Hassan

I think Howard gives us a 50/50 chance.

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Recruiting Update: Coach Golden will be visiting 4-Stat Safety P.J. Williams this Thursday. In recruiting its never over until 2/1.

CGNC

j.w. - I haven't ridden in awhile - didn't even make it out there this past weekend due to the cold rainy days. He gets mad when he is neglected like that too - LOL

Ohio_Cane

Can someone tell me who @steadbound5 is on Twitter?

Ohio_Cane

Listening to Tracy Howard interview from Joe Rose Show this morning. Kid sounds like a smart and humble person. Definitely going into his UM visit with an open mind.

Would be amazing to get him to The U, but I'm still not holding my breath with him.

Ohio_Cane

Jon Bastian FREE article:

"Seven days outside of signing day, let's take another look at where UM recruits are at with their commitments. The range is from soft, solid and rock solid.


5 Star

Randy “Duke” Johnson, RB, 5-9, 180—Rock Solid. Solid as anyone has been to a program. This special talent acts as an ambassador to Miami and has done a lot to help the program before stepping foot on campus. It would be nice to have him as an EE, but that did not happen.

4 Star

Raphael Kirby, LB, 6-0, 210, On Campus. He was one many worried about because he is one of the most highly recruited athletes we had committed at the time. In all the recent interviews, he has been nothing but ‘Cane.

Jelani Hamilton, DE, 6-5, 265—Solid. Interesting case with Jelani Hamilton. He was said to be open even after his commitment. However, he had a season ending knee injury that could have ended many schools push for him.

Angelo Jean Louis, WR, 6-0, 180, Not EE—Solid. He loves Miami and has every intention of going there. The only thing to look out for here is his grades. Speculation that he has a low core and substandard test scores is looming.

Ereck Flowers, OT, 6-6, 300, On Campus. The teammate of Duke Johnson, Flowers was a great get for Miami. Watching his film for a minute, you can tell he has it all. He is just happy to have the process over with and is looking forward to moving on to the next level.

Malcolm Lewis, WR, 6-0, 180, Not EE—Solid. He has taken visits with teammate Tracy Howard, but hasn't changed his mind about The U. It is looking like the opportunity to play is winning and he will be a 'Cane at NSD.

Deon Bush, DB, 6-1, 185 –Solid. He just committed on national television. Due to the fact the other school that he was strongly considering filled up at the DB position, he isn’t going anywhere. He is a smart player who sees real opportunity at UM.

Tyriq McCord, DE, 6-3, 225—Solid. He openly said he is looking for a great broadcasting program which USC, his last official visit, has. The deciding factor seems to be location now, but you never know how he will react if/when he goes on his visit to USC. He pushed back his visit to USC which was supposed to happen on Jan. 20, so things are looking good for Miami.

Robert Lockhart, WR, 6-2, 185—Rock Solid. With the opportunity to play only an hour from home, Lockhart couldn’t pass it up. The Virginia Tech coaches might not be happy with him at the moment, but I know the Miami coaching staff has to be.

3 Star

Gray Crow, QB, 6-3, 220, On Campus. He has spent a lot of his (parents) own money going to multiple Al Golden camps even after he committed. Add that with the fact he doesn’t have many offers besides the ‘Canes, he is ours.

Preston Dewey, QB, 6-3, 200, On Campus. He has been nothing but Cane since he committed. The ‘Canes are his biggest offer and he has already developed a great relationship with OC Jedd Fisch.

David Thompson, QB, 6-2, 195, Not EE (Baseball)—Solid. Baseball is the only really concern here. The coaches want him to come in early, but he is set on playing his senior baseball season. Baseball one and football zero so far. Let’s hope baseball doesn’t win over football again at the next level.

Reggie Northrup, LB, 6-2, 215,—Soft. With new colleges coming at him recently, it seems like we will have to fight for this one. FSU and Ohio State are both making late runs at him. Originally supposed to be an EE, he is taking more time to look around.

Josh Witt, LB, 6-2, 210, On Campus. He is looking forward to coming in and getting playing time. His teammate, OL Danny Isidora is a ‘Cane commit as well. No worries here.

Larry Hope, DB, 6-0, 165 —On Campus. He sees the opportunity to get on the field early and doesn’t want to pass it up. Last reported, he was working hard to enroll early, but that is still work-in-progress.

Nate Dortch, DB, 6-1, 168, Not EE—Solid. Since Dortch committed back in August, there has been little talk of him looking around.

Vernon Davis, DB, 5-10, 170, Not EE—Solid. Another early commit, Davis has been solid to the ‘Canes for a while. Playing for Miami was his childhood dream and since his commitment, other colleges have backed off.

Herb Waters, WR, 6-1, 170, Not EE—Solid. After taking visits, he has done the opposite of what a lot of commits do, he reaffirmed his commitment. He is now solid and 100 percent Miami.

D’Mauri Jones, WR, 6-4, 195, Not EE—Solid. Expected to stick especially with the early exit of Miami wide receiver Tommy Streeter. He is built similarly to Streeter and will hop on the opportunity to play. “I’m The U all the way.”

Jontavious Carter, WR, 6-4, 200, Not EE—Solid. He has never said anything but good things about UM. He is a well-built kid, who like D’Mauri Jones, is excited to have the opportunity to play early. He recently took his official visit and loved it. Also, while on his official he was trying to recruit a couple other uncommitted prospects.

Dwayne Hoilett, DE, 6-3, 215, EE—On Campus. Hoilett committed to the ‘Canes after an Al Golden camp and never looked back. After much deliberation, he decided to enroll early at.

Jake O’Donnell, DE, 6-6, 230—Solid. While O’Donnell does have other opportunities to play closer to him in Pennsylvania, he is thrilled to be coming to Miami according to sources close to him.

Taylor Gadbois, OT, 6-8, 300, On Campus. This is a prep school kid who has a lot of talent and chose Miami out of many other schools. He is set to arrive this month and will likely make an early impact. His teammate, WR Robert Lockhart, just committed to the ‘Canes as well.

Brandon Holifield, TE, 6’5, 215, Not EE—Soft. A backup tight end at Godby HS, Holifield has been quiet as far as his commitment status is concerned at Miami. He has some other offers, but football wise, Miami is his top one. So, unless some other top schools come into the picture, he should be a ‘Cane at the end of the day. After talking with CaneInsider.com, he said it will be a national signing day decision. With that being said, there has to be other factors in play he is not saying.

Earl Moore, DT, 6-2, 280—Solid. While he still has many opportunities to play elsewhere, Moore shutdown his recruitment after he committed.

Rayshawn Jenkins, DB, 6-2, 185, Not EE—Rock Solid. He isn’t going anywhere.

Gabriel Terry, DE, 6-3, 215, Spring—Solid. Since committing around Thanksgiving, there hasn’t been any indication to why he wouldn’t be in this class. Miami is his top offer and it is close to his new home, Wellington (Fla.).

Danny Dillard, RB, 6'2, 205, Not EE, Solid. The only thing that would draw Dillard away would be the opportunity to play with his two teammates OL Forrest Lamp and OL Omari Phillips. Their offers never matched up, and when the ‘Canes offered, Dillard jumped on the opportunity.

LaDarius Gunter, DB, 6-2, 200, On Campus. A JUCO lockdown corner who committed to Miami over his other offer, Indiana. He is supposed to be on campus soon, so it is safe to say he isn’t going anywhere.

Jacoby Briscoe, DT, 6-4, 290, Not EE—Solid. Miami is his “dream school.” He committed to them on the spot and said he will be coming to Coral Gables as soon as possible. Which for him, means regular time. He is trying to figure out if he will take any other visits, once he decides either way, his status will change. If he decides to visit Tennessee, he will be moved to a soft commit. He took his visit last weekend to Miami and loved everything about it. It will be a big shock if he doesn't sign with Miami.

Danny Isidora, OL, 6-3, 330—Solid. A quiet kid who knows the true meaning of commitment, Isidora is a hometown athlete. He has good values and is a ‘Cane. It helps that his teammate LB Josh Witt is committed as well."

*Not EE = not enrolling early
**EE = Early Enrollee

Ohio_Cane

NFL "Any Era" team: #13, Ed Reed


http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7403675/no-13-ravens-s-ed-reed

Got to imagine Ray Lewis will be there, probably close to the top of the list. They're going from 20 down to 1.

3G Cane

Can someone tell me who @steadbound5 is on Twitter?

Posted by: Ohio_Cane
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Herb Waters

Ohio_Cane

Gotcha, thanks. He sent me a msg saying he'd be at UM this weekend.

Hassan

Former UM commit Jeremy Davis signed with UCF as a mid year enrollee. He is the half brother of former cane Phillip Buchannon. I thought he was very talented but he had to go to Milfort prep but I am surprised Golden choose to stop recruiting him.

Hassan

Does anyone else think Kenny Kadji is rpetty good? I actually think he will make a better pro prospect then college. His game translates well to the pro's. He is like a bigger Ryan Anderson

Texascane

"When people say "the only difference between us and (so-and-so) is they have a good quarterback and we don't." Well, that's like saying the only difference between that Ferrari and my car is the engine. It is a very big deal. You're not talking about a tight end or a SAM linebacker." Bruce Feldman

I think we better worry about this position more than anything else...

Except for about four games when Jacory as a sophomore was playing lights out, we haven't had a serviceable QB or been a relevant team, since Brock Berlin...that's scary and we better find a good one fast or we don't have to worry about how many DT's and CB's we have...

I would trade Goldman,Howard and Duke Johnson for a young Matt Barkley or Andrew Luck or Landry Jones...some of these teams have two or three really good ones on their roster, can't we just have one?

Ohio_Cane

We're gonna have Greg Olsen's little bro after this year! Lol

j.w.

CGNC- I got lucky, beautiful day out here and even though it's a little muddy, we are on for today!
I didn't hear the interview, and don't want to get too excited, but could it be that we actually beat out everyone for Tracy Howard? Wow, great work AG, hope it pays off.
Got to see the bball win last night (the second half at least). They actually looked good against G Tech. I still don't know what to make of this team, but a win is a win, and the team looks like they believe in what Laranaga is selling, so maybe they can get hot and we'll see what happens in early march.

UpNorthCane

Ohio i mightve struck out with all of my predicitions but i think my prediction of Tracy howard will come true for the Canes man......

NSD is getting closer and i will be here at work following your posts and info man i gotchu bro!!!

UMike

Gray Crow, QB, 6-3, 220, On Campus. He has spent a lot of his (parents) own money going to multiple Al Golden camps even after he committed. Add that with the fact he doesn’t have many offers besides the ‘Canes, he is ours.

That says A LOT lol...welcome scout team QB lol

UpNorthCane

Lol be careful what you say about Gary Crow his hardwork and some actual coaching might make a difference...Im just saying

herbieibis

Soup I like that rocking chair joke, clever.LOL! You'll be joining me when we can't stop anybody, along with our cousins, Moan & Groan.
Speaking on Howard, I read at one point he did want to leave the state but has since backed off that and it's down to the 3 Flo. schools, with us being in 3RD place. At one point I think it was all about Flo. but with FSU recruiting a Juggernaut on Defense this year, I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't scoop him. I'd eat a whole bag of crow if I'm wrong.

UpNorthCane

Well herbie get ready to cook yourself a baf of Crow because Howard will be a cane when its all said and done my man....

by the way do people really eat crow? and if so how does it taste?

Ohio_Cane

Ohio i mightve struck out with all of my predicitions but i think my prediction of Tracy howard will come true for the Canes man......

Posted by: UpNorthCane | January 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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Believe me, I really hope U are right. Do yourself a favor tho, and don't hold your breath. Seriously.

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Per @CaneSport Reggie Northrup's dad said that his son is still committed to Miami and nothing has changed. They are tired of the madness.

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Video: Get To Know 5-Star CB Tracy Howard - Coaches, teammates and family discuss. http://ow.ly/1EMRIS

herbieibis

Yeah, PaPa Northrup is tired of people bashing his son for taking visits. It's okay for everyone else to take visits but him. He even said the "U" coaches wanted to know why he went to visit FSU. I haven't heard any firmness from him on his verbal and since FSU was his favorite team growing up I can see where they're might be a concern.
I hear you Texas, on the QB concerns. We've been very average at the position for a minute but we have ourselves a good O-Coordinator, who I think can help these dudes out. We need an efficient QB, something along the lines of my all time favorite "U" qb Steve Walsh! That son of a gun had ice water in his veins!

Willie Will in Nashville

I didn't know that we have so many db's committed

LB

You really think we grab Olsen for 2013? That's a long way away.

Completely agree about the QB comment. Brock Berlin was downright frightening when he was in the zone (ask the Gators).

Ryan Williams!

Hassan

Lol be careful what you say about Gary Crow his hardwork and some actual coaching might make a difference...Im just saying

Posted by: UpNorthCane | January 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

I agree, Six was not high on him and I also agree with 6, but a certain OL coach told me that Crow was a straight A kid and worked very hard, you know Crow has a good frame on him and he is smart and works hard, he is already enrolled going through Utough and will go through spring, He might be a 3 star now but who knows by the time he is ready to challenge for a spot in 18-24 months he could be much more advanced.


Berlin was really good in the shot gun, he was soo short though a 3 step drop and he was throwing it in the the OL heads lol

herbieibis

Willie, We need more than the 6 cb's we have verballed

mi@mic@ne

That son of a gun had ice water in his veins!

Thats what she said..lol

Ohio_Cane

Duke Johnson to Deon Bush - go get ridcardo....


LOVE THIS KID!!

Ohio_Cane

S Fla HS Sports - We just spoke with Miami Beach WR Ricardo Louis who says he has re-opened his commitment. Still between Auburn and FSU. Wanted out of Miami.

Six

UpNorth - love your optimism my man, seems unwavering

Just can't see it with Crow though. Just can't

Absolutely agree with Texascane though, when are the Canes going to have a QB that you can basically just say (without lying to yourself) "he's got this, not even worried"

Berlin was 5-0 against UiF and FSU. Kid had brain farts that translated onto the field during his career no doubt, but he's been the last QB the Canes have had that was above average. I still get cold sweats thinking about Kirby Freeman being a starting QB at Miami

Crow, Thompson - why are they on scholarship? Thompson is a dirt dog, probably go to MLB

I'm willing to lay down $$ neither one moves past either Dewey or Williams

Six

CGNC - a lot of boys, 2 legged/4 legged/no legged, get mad when they're neglected by girls

3G Cane

The most important positions in college football are QB and DT. We've been bereft of ballers at both spots for some time now. Heres to hoping we find/have found what we need!!!

3G Cane

S Fla HS Sports - We just spoke with Miami Beach WR Ricardo Louis who says he has re-opened his commitment. Still between Auburn and FSU. Wanted out of Miami.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane
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That was quick! Auburn must of made a considerable counter offer.

herbieibis

Ain't nothing in Auburn, Ala.

Ohio_Cane

Florida head coach Will Muschamp is visiting Palm Beach Gardens OL Avery Young tonight at home.

UGA head coach Mark Richt was at Palm Beach Gardens this morning.

Auburn OC Scot Loeffler will visit Avery Young at PBGardens tomorrow with OL coach Jeff Grimes and WR coach Trooper Taylor

Finally, #Canes head coach Al Golden and OL coach Art Kehoe will visit Avery Young tomorrow afternoon at Palm Beach Gardens.

Any schools want that kid? LOL

pre83

The most important positions in college football are QB and DT. We've been bereft of ballers at both spots for some time now. Heres to hoping we find/have found what we need!!!

Posted by: 3G Cane | January 25, 2012 at 03:14 PM

While I agree this holds true much more often than not, the most recent BCS title game between Alabama & LSU certainly was void of quality QB's.

Both teams' Defenses were stellar, especially the D-lines - the QB's, not so much.

On the QB topic - the U's title teams had well above avg QB's on each team, no doubt. I am hoping for much more from that position for 2012!!

Oh, speaking of QB's from the U - On the most popular sports talk show in Minneapolis where I live, a weekly guest on the show is Corey Chaveous, former NFL D-back and now runs a website called DraftNasty.com. Anyway, he was calling in from the Senior Bowl and was asked to mention some of the players that impressed him the most so far. One of the names he mentioned was Jacory Harris. No joke! He did not elaborate on exactly what impressed him, but perhaps the Vermeil comments were quoted accurately. I hope Jacory finds success in NFL.

Ohio_Cane

Holiett officially a Cane!!

LB

Keep those EE's coming!

Ohio_Cane

1 more I believe, LB. Should be CB Larry Hope.

j.w.

Is that 9 total, Ohio? Great start to the year.

Ohio_Cane

Yep. Canes should have 9 EE's when it's all said and done.

3G Cane

While I agree this holds true much more often than not, the most recent BCS title game between Alabama & LSU certainly was void of quality QB's.

-pre83
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Cant argue with you there but in terms of masking deficiencies elsewhere in a team, IMO those are the most important positions that can mask shortcomings.

Ohio_Cane

Phillip Dorsett continuing the trend of Miami WR's switching #'s; former # 85 will rock the same # 4 jersey he wore at Miami Central in 2012

Hassan

Six

On Crow and Thompson, I say although they are not 5 star recruits they are no 0 star guys with 0 talent. They are good enough to play at a lot of places as a 3 star should be. THey also are VERY high character guys and supposed to be smart players and hard workers. SO even if they do not get good enough to start just having kids with some talent but that hard working still pushes the other players because they look bad next to these guys working so hard.

Ohio_Cane

^^ He meant same jersey #4 he wore at STA. He corrected himself.

SOUP

1. Soup I like that rocking chair joke, clever.LOL! You'll be joining me when we can't stop anybody, along with our cousins, Moan & Groan.

2. Speaking on Howard, I read at one point he did want to leave the state but has since backed off that and it's down to the 3 Flo. schools, with us being in 3RD place. I'd eat a whole bag of crow if I'm wrong.

Posted by: herbieibis | January 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

1. Moan and groan were here all last year. Now they blog somewhere else. LOL

2. Stay hungry my friend. I'm going out back to start the grill now. ;-)

SOUP

Papa Cane - Recruiting Update: Coach Golden will be visiting 4-Stat Safety P.J. Williams this Thursday. In recruiting its never over until 2/1.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 25, 2012 at 09:22 AM

For some strange reason I can hear a particular Christmas song playing in the background as I read this comment?

3G Cane

1. Moan and groan were here all last year. Now they blog somewhere else. LOL

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LMAO

SOUP

Willie, We need more than the 6 cb's we have verballed

Posted by: herbieibis | January 25, 2012 at 01:15 PM

With the six DBs we have we only need ONE more and his name is Tracy Howard.

But how can U be sure we only have 6?

Ohio_Cane

For some strange reason I can hear a particular Christmas song playing in the background as I read this comment?

Posted by: SOUP | January 25, 2012 at 04:21 PM
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I'm at a loss for this one...

CoCane

So if they don't get Howard, is there any other CB's they'll consider or will that be it for CB's if Howard doesn't come to the "U"?

CGNC

CGNC - a lot of boys, 2 legged/4 legged/no legged, get mad when they're neglected by girls

Posted by: Six | January 25, 2012 at 02:46 PM

LOL! You should see him. He will go to the back of his stall and not come to the door

CoCane

Dam SOUP...

What happened to the Legion?

I only see you, CGNC, Hassan, Six & myself left from the Omar days. Where did everybody go?

CoCane

CGNC

What dey do baby???

SOUP

I only see you, CGNC, Hassan, Six & myself left from the Omar days. Where did everybody go?

Posted by: CoCane | January 25, 2012 at 04:58 PM

The UM fan bandwagon toppled over and several of them got crushed underneath it. There orange and green body parts scattered everywhere.

Then at their funeral there was a mass suicide by some of the remaining and severely depressed hanger-ons.

Tragic really...

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Papa Cane - Recruiting Update: Coach Golden will be visiting 4-Stat Safety P.J. Williams this Thursday. In recruiting its never over until 2/1.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 25, 2012 at 09:22 AM

I can't imagine how Golden will be in recruiting if the whole Nevin Shapiro didn't happen, he is doing all these with a possible NCAA infraction clouding over the programs head.

pbcfrcane13

http://ufootball.tumblr.com/post/16465090822/leadership-ray-lewis-post-game-locker-room

Not sure if anybody posted this already. WOW if I was a teammate of this man I would run through a wall for him!!! New canes need to learn from this man!!

LB

Can anyone give me some insight about Hope? I don't know too much about him.

pre83

I can't say I know a lot about Coach Golden with him only being at the helm some 12 months, however, it certainly appears to me that he puts in his due diligence when it comes to evaluating players. Yeah, he seems to make a lot of offers to players who attended his camps, but that is part of the point, as he was able to see the player in person and I imagine get at least some idea as to the type of kid he has on hand.

He must also be quite impressionable given the cloud still hanging over the U with the Shapiro BS, yet still able to secure what appears to be a quality recruiting class.

Speaking of recruiting - having watched the NFL playoffs, it is simply incredible the number of players, most of them starters, if not stars, that are from the U. Of course, by in large, those players were recruited by Butch Davis. I saw a statistic just a few months back about the number of players in the NFL that played for Butch.

It is nothing short of mind boggling the sheer number of straight up super stars that he recruited and coached up. Can someone please tell me why he is not at the least a recruiting consultant for some team?? Honestly, say what you want about the man as I know there are a number of 'Spacers who are still bitter about the fact that he bolted for the NFL while giving the impression he was staying at the U, but what he did was nothing short of remarkable. Although it was not the right way to go about it in my view, I was never mad at the guy for getting a chance at the big time.

When you stop to think about it, I truly cannot recall any coach or program that even comes close to what just this one guy did. The NFL should send him a commission. I believe he recruited Hakeem Nicks and Coples is rated by many this draft's top DE. Even TJ Yates saw some serious minutes.

I don't mean to imply that Golden has to measure up to Davis or whatever. I think what triggered the thought is that Golden seems the closest to Davis that the U has had in the lost decade of Clappy & RS.

Montreal-Cane

Only positive posts allowed until NSD please...Just for 1 week.

Time magazine already called Al Golden "The man of the year 2012".

Even if Howard is leaning a little more towards the University of Florida Prisoners...sorry Gators, i expect Al Golden to close the deal with Howard this WE.

Tracy Howard will be more than welcomed to the no.1 Institution in the State of Florida...

As for Young, Golden can do his magic.

Montreal-Cane

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | January 25, 2012 at 05:21 PM

Yes sir! I thought the same after i watched the clip with Ray Lewis...My all time Cane and NFL favorite.

herbieibis

Soup,
I'm a medium rare man myself.
I meant 6 db's not cb's, however i'd like to see 6 cb's,coming in and then surely we can find 2 good ones. If Golden can flip those 2 wanna be Gators, in Young & Howard and lest we forget Hamilton & Williams are coming in this weekend and maybe scoop one or both of those 2 dudes, then this guy can walk on water, as far as I am concerned, Bear Bryant style!

mi@mic@ne

Great post pre....we have a history as you know in bringing great players and developing them. Davis was not the first coach to do this. He was a d coach under JJ and in my opinion at that time we had the most talent of all the coaching staffs. Our dfense as i have been saying used to drive teams back to their own goal line.
There something special about playing in the winning atmosphere that was established 25yrs ago starting with Snells. Thats why Al brings these recruits to the campus even the ones who are supposedly are long shots to get. Once they see "the family" and the winning history we have displayed in the hecht its a big motivator to come and have that same winning success again. And i believe Al is a perfect fit with his attention to detail and his communication skills. We will be back ...

Ohio_Cane

Jorge Milian reporting the Bears will go after Fisch after NSD.

I just got a little nervous. SOUP, U know why...

Ohio_Cane

Malcolm Lewis canceling his UCLA visit to be on campus this weekend

SOUP

1. Speaking of recruiting - having watched the NFL playoffs, it is simply incredible the number of players, most of them starters, if not stars, that are from the U. Of course, by in large, those players were recruited by Butch Davis. I saw a statistic just a few months back about the number of players in the NFL that played for Butch.

2. It is nothing short of mind boggling the sheer number of straight up super stars that he recruited and coached up.

3. Can someone please tell me why he is not at the least a recruiting consultant for some team??

4. I don't mean to imply that Golden has to measure up to Davis or whatever.

Posted by: pre83 | January 25, 2012 at 05:27 PM

1. If someone could get an interview with Butch where he would discuss IN DETAIL specific players he recruited at UM and what he saw in each one that told him that they would be stars and future NFL HOFers that would be one of the BIGGEST interviews of ALL TIME. I would pay $$$ to see that as a TV special.

2. ROGER THAT!

3. I would hire him as an NFL Scouting Director or NFL Director of Player Personnel right now TODAY!

4. Yes U do and U should. IF Golden is going to be successful at Miami he will have to recruit like Butch did back then. Compare all U want because the bottom line is Golden HAS to get it done in recruiting and on the field. Interviews are great but WINNING GAMES cures everything!

Forget the sanctions, focus on the losing. Just imagine if Golden starts WINNING BIG at The U?

There will be no stopping him!

SOUP

I'm a medium rare man myself.

Posted by: herbieibis | January 25, 2012 at 05:47 PM

Yeah, that's what your wife told me.

JUST KIDDING!

SOUP

Jorge Milian reporting the Bears will go after Fisch after NSD.

I just got a little nervous. SOUP, U know why...

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 25, 2012 at 06:17 PM

BTW...did I tell U the story about how Will Muschamp went "all in" after Fisch before they hired the OC from Boise State at UF?

No? Well, it's a true story. Anywho, every time an OC job opens up Fisch will be mentioned. U better get used to it!

SOUP

Ohio...I suggest U check your email.

I'm jus sayin...

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

If da Bears offers the OC job and not just a QB coach job to Fisch, he will take it! Money they will have and it's an NFL job so it's gonna be hard to decline unless he really wants to help the U get to the promise land. Who knows? he might be one that really enjoys the college atmosphere.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Forget the sanctions, focus on the losing. Just imagine if Golden starts WINNING BIG at The U?

There will be no stopping him!

Posted by: SOUP | January 25, 2012 at 06:21 PM

Of course with success comes premiere job openings, and we all know we're not just known as players gateway to the pros and other venues of success, we're also known to get coaches to their ultimate destinations.

SlingBlade

Dam SOUP...

What happened to the Legion?

I only see you, CGNC, Hassan, Six & myself left from the Omar days. Where did everybody go?

Posted by: CoCane | January 25, 2012 at 04:58 PM


i was there during the Omar days...i still despise that guy...just looking at his pic annoys me

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Manny Navarro interviews Tracy and Malcolm. Love how our media hypes up Tracy's sudden change of heart for the hometown team.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEOj0_xwmCw&feature=youtu.be

Montreal-Cane

Fisch is not going anywhere. He was in the NFL and wanted to become an OC in college to become in a few years a head coach in college. So don't worry all the UM coaches are coming back because they love it at the U with Golden and they know they have an amazing recruiting class. The future is "now" and it looks bright. Vault it!

Ohio_Cane

I just watched Manny's interview with Malcolm and Tracy... I'm starting to be a believer that TH will come to Miami. Moreso than earlier today. Only because of the relationship he has with the players, especially Malcolm.

I'm still not holding my breath, but I'll give it a 40% chance. Earlier I would've said 10%

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

It's interesting to hear Tracy mention the past of Miami, he doesn't wanna live through other people's legacy and that he wants to make his own with the team. He also mentioned people expecting too much when you're compared with the past players and past teams, that you're set-up to fail. It seems to me he is somewhat implying what had happened to the 08 class, they failed to measure up to the past greats and they were ridiculed and vilified by our own fans, i think that has a lot do with some homegrown players going out of state or other in state schools for college, Northwestern guys seemed to have soured with us, we've burned bridges with Central and so many other local high schools and now Golden is cleaning up the mess.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

I just watched Manny's interview with Malcolm and Tracy... I'm starting to be a believer that TH will come to Miami. Moreso than earlier today. Only because of the relationship he has with the players, especially Malcolm.

I'm still not holding my breath, but I'll give it a 40% chance. Earlier I would've said 10%

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 25, 2012 at 07:23 PM

Yeah i didn't think he was close with a lot of the miami commits, those guys are the key and Golden and staff basically just being real with him like Malcolm mentioned.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Also loved Tracy's real appreciation of Duke giving up no.3 for him if he decides to pick Miami, he is seeing how his friends really wants him to stay home and play alongside with them. I'm not sure what he is gonna decide on, but just based on this interview, i think it's at least a 45% chance we land this kid and the other 55% is the turds, he doesn't seem to be too excited with FSU.

DrewZ2

Jorge Milian reporting the Bears will go after Fisch after NSD.

I just got a little nervous. SOUP, U know why...

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 25, 2012 at 06:17 PM

Tice already has the OC job at Chicago. Tice was then interviewing for a HC job at Oakland but he did not make the second cut. Now the Bears want Fisch to come in and be the passing game coordinator? Ok, I'm up in Chitown area (not a Bears fan but I do listen to their talk radio)

Lovie is on the hot seat this year, he needs to have a good season or the new GM that the bears will get could very well fire Lovie after year one. That would mean Fisch is out on the street after 1 year. Now why would Fisch want to leave Miami where he has complete control of the offense and go to Chicago and be the passing game coordinator under Mike Tice/Lovie "Run the ball every play" Smith?
This move makes no sense for Fisch. The Bears have 0 receivers. Their OLine sucks, they haven't even signed Forte yet. This move is a death wish if he takes it...plus its not even an upgrade in the coaching world. I think its a downgrade personally.

I think Fisch will be linked to alot of jobs in the future because the guy is good with developing QBs and a pretty good play caller. Now after 2-3 years I think he has a legit shot as a NFL OC but right now I don't think he would want to jump on the sinking ship that is the Chicago Bears

DrewZ2

Ohio - although I do not know what you know about Fisch, I do not think it happens.

Montreal-Cane

Posted by: Sean Spence is a Beast!!! January 25, 2012 at 07:10 PM

Yes Manny Navarro is the best. He is always fair an accurate. He brings facts.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

CBS top 25 recruiting class. Miami 6th, FSU 9th. Just sayin!


http://eye-on-recruiting.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/26895818/34541988

Old Skool

Who's Omar?

hassan

Dam SOUP...

What happened to the Legion?

I only see you, CGNC, Hassan, Six & myself left from the Omar days. Where did everybody go?

Posted by: CoCane | January 25, 2012 at 04:58 PM


i was there during the Omar days...i still despise that guy...just looking at his pic annoys me

Posted by: SlingBlade | January 25, 2012 at 07:01 PM


I think the 7-5 and 6-6 records killed it, back then we was still feared and people get tired of blogging and getting their assed kicked. lol I am ride or die til the end though. Joe Robbie stadium can be the Alamo and i will be there til Gen Santa Anna storms in.

SOUP

I just watched Manny's interview with Malcolm and Tracy... I'm starting to be a believer that TH will come to Miami. Moreso than earlier today. Only because of the relationship he has with the players, especially Malcolm.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 25, 2012 at 07:23 PM

U are not as dumb as U look! LOL

SOUP

I think Fisch will be linked to alot of jobs in the future because the guy is good with developing QBs and a pretty good play caller. Now after 2-3 years I think he has a legit shot as a NFL OC but right now I don't think he would want to jump on the sinking ship that is the Chicago Bears.

Posted by: DrewZ2 | January 25, 2012 at 07:48 PM

Damn, I love SMART people!

Montreal-Cane

BryanRadziewski Bryan Radziewski(UM best pitcher)

At Miami u r getting the #38 best education $200,000 worth of tuition. UF is #58 and FSU is #101 both cost $20,000 over 4 yrs. Easy decision

Let's go Canes!

RCCF

TracyHoward is sayn the same thing I been sayn for a while as long as fans act like they on the field and not like they in the stands kids dnt and wnt put up wit it....as fans we are to support not tear dwn and stop comparing them to Canes of the past its done nothing for the next MikeJordan so the same holds true for the next Cane....change ya thinkn fans We are our own worst enemy..

RCCF

SOUP

Yes Manny Navarro is the best. He is always fair an accurate. He brings facts.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | January 25, 2012 at 07:53 PM

There IT is right there.

Manny will join us for the LIVE Q&A LATE tomorrow night (10-11 PM).

LB

Isn't Al Golden known as a closer? Wow, we may actually get Tracy Howard. Brandon Harris... Duke Johnson... Malcolm Lewis...

I like his attitude.

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