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February 10, 2012

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Canes Always

Angelo Jean-Louis would take this good class and make it great. But he's not getting in because of academics.

LB

I think Kirby and Howard are far more important. Solidify the defense.

Again, Kirby as an EE was the best part of this class. Losing Spence is a HUGE deal.

Ohio_Cane

Canes Always, is that a fact, or opinion? I heard not too long ago they thought his grades would be up to par by Summer?

Canes Always

I went out and watches a day of practice at the all-star game in Orlando. The experts out there were saying it's a shame he won't get in. AJL is very very good.

Ohio_Cane

Dennis Dodd - Buried in 2012 rule changes: kickoff touchbacks will be brought out to the 25, instead of 20.

I don't know if he's talking college or NFL, but wow.

86Cane

OK, so last night on my way home I stopped by the local Wal-Mart in Winter Haven. I see this totally tricked out pickup truck with a CUSTOM air-brushed UM paint job. Really cool looking and great art work.

I stuck a Canespace card in the window.

Ohio_Cane

Stefon Diggs announces at 6pm today. A lot of ppl predicting Maryland.

UpNorthCane

Soup who are the other two players you mentioned that might be walking out of UM?

if stefon does choose maryland i wouldnt be surprised Wes brown is there. Randy Edsall has a wierd situation there players leaving and some top talent still committing.

Ohio_Cane

UpNorth, my guess for one of them is Davon Johnson. Just a guess.

UpNorthCane

I hope its not davon ive always liked the kid never got in maybe lost in the shuffle but kid is a burner and was a player in high school i think the coaches need to get him the ball see what he can do.

UpNorthCane

ANy news on how it went for prospects at Miami's Junior day yesterday?

UpNorthCane

never mind i just read it was canceled Golden is waiting for next week to take the kids to the UNC bball game.

herbieibis

What's funny is Davon got PT as a freshman and really hasn't seen the field since.

Felipe

http://eye-on-collegefootball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/34773795

The committee voted to move the kickoff back five yards to the 35-yard line and require that kicking team must be no further than five yards back to limit running starts. Another change was to move the touchback on kicks and safety punts to the 25-yard line to encourage more touchbacks.

Ohio_Cane

What's funny is Davon got PT as a freshman and really hasn't seen the field since.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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And there HAS to be a reason for that. Which is why he's one of my guesses.

UpNorthCane

John Calhoun off to Law School? so thats one less player

UpNorthCane

is figueroa fianlly done? please someone tell me he is!!!

86Cane

But he's not getting in because of academics.

Posted by: Canes Always | February 10, 2012 at 09:05 AM

Canes Always...good to have U here at Canespace. post here, post often. Now just a quick word of caution going forward:

U see this is how RUMORS start. People state things as FACTS when they are POSSIBILITIES.

It is POSSIBLE that he MAY not qualify BUT he is currently working on addressing this issue by taking on-line classes and MAY qualify in the end.

UpNorthCane

Anyone on the caneSpacers thinking about making it to the Miami vs BC game ?

herbieibis

It will be border line for Albert, whether he gets in or not. Grades have been a problem, for a while and my guess is he really didn't start to hit the books hard until this year. If he can't get in I hope he goes to prep school. Leggett could have done the same thing but didn't want to wait.

SOUP

Leggett could have done the same thing but didn't want to wait.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM

That is not completely true, there were other issues involved.

Hassan


Calhoun is off to law school, Also we got more transfer's and guys not getting it done coming.

When looking to get rid of guys, sometimes it is those upperclassman that are not buying in, but also could already have a degree you can cut to keep your APR since they already graduated. I asked Chris Freet about Thompkins and Johnson and he said they will play this year......

I would say Holton, Jones and Lewis would be on notice, Again I was told Thompkins and Johnson was good to go. Now look at the roster for 4th year Juniors.

There are several that could stand to go, no use to debate we just will do spring practice and see what happens. With Calhoun gone we should be at 89 now.

Hassan

is figueroa fianlly done? please someone tell me he is!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | February 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

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He will NOT return for a 7th year. I can assure you.

SOUP

Hassan...check email please!

Ohio_Cane

This is a quote from Chris Nee on Manny's article about Jean-Louis...

""I chatted with him at the Under Armour game about the academics. He said he did have some more work to do, but he thought he would be able to make it. I think it's one of those things that's going to play out late into the summer and see if he'll be able to be cleared."

TheWhat

I think for any upper classmen that are slacking, I gotta say I understand why. If they've been slacking off for 3 or 4 years, its pretty hard to make a 180 degree change and start working hard and putting in the effort required. For 3+ years you've been used to not putting any extra time, eating whatever you want, not putting forth a great effort in the weightroom or practice field. Now that its demanded of you it cant be done. Its not a light switch you can turn on and off. People learn habits when they are young. If those habits aren't broken by those individuals or their peers then they cannot be broken. Unfortunately for some of those kids, there was a coaching staff that did not instill the concept of hardwork, etc. So now they aren't buying in and can't buy in cause they've developed a habit they cannot break. By the same token, at some point you have to wake up, realize your situation, the opportunity afforded to you and put in the effort/hardwork required, ala Leonard Hankerson. Best of luck to all the players. Life in the real world is tough and the opportunities that these young kids have is a rare blessing only few enjoy. Make the most of it.

j.w.

Great article! And a great way to get my canes fix in to start the day. Calhoun is in law schol, Hall is off the team, so that's two less. We'll see more names I'm sure, but maybe someone like Davon Johnson finally grabs the opportunity that's right in front of him.

Hassan

You never know when a light comes on for some of these kids. If they was recruited to play at UM you can be assured they are a talented athlete, some the injury bug hits them some just get out worked but there are MANY stories of guys that did not produce for years then out of nowhere all of a sudden played lights out and no one saw it coming. You never really know for sure.

herbieibis

Did you know that current Canes verbal Levonte Whitfield is Marvin Bracey's cousin? The FSU boys think he is soft to us and can be had.

Hassan

Did you know that current Canes verbal Levonte Whitfield is Marvin Bracey's cousin? The FSU boys think he is soft to us and can be had.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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Everyone knows that, I talked to him 2 days ago. He is not soft he is our 1st commit and said he will take his visits but he is fully committed to the Canes. Told me he ran a 4.34 the other day.

Talked to Deeb yesterday he has only 1 offer from USF and is waiting to visit campuses and get more offers. He ran a 4.65 at 238 lbs.

The list of seniors this year is small, normally when players are weeded out of a program it comes from the upper classman, you can scan down the roster of 4th year juniors and seniors and 5th yr guys that may have underperformed in what they are asked to do and that should indicate who is a candidate to not be here this fall.

Ohio_Cane

The FSU boys think he is soft to us and can be had.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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So what else is new? Lol

FSWho fans always think every recruit is "theirs to lose"

Hassan

Check out ALL Canes also did an Al Golden interview, the podcast is on their site pretty good listen.

CaneFan47

You know with all the basketball hype surround The U since that win over Duke I think im gonna go all in for Canes Hoops and start following them now.

LB

Herbie,

That's presumptive with Leggett.

I really wouldn't worry about "those people" when it comes to recruiting. Al Golden turned how many this year? Imagine what happens when the wins come.

With recruiting, I'm not worried a bit.

Ryan Williams!

SOUP

Ryan Williams!

Posted by: LB | February 10, 2012 at 01:34 PM

Shameless plug!

Ohio_Cane

Check out ALL Canes also did an Al Golden interview, the podcast is on their site pretty good listen.

Posted by: Hassan | February 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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Just listened to this. GREAT interview with Golden by The Beast.

U can download it here: http://blog.allcanes.com/

herbieibis

I'm not worried. I won't start sweating again until next Feb. I realize Leggett had other issues, I mean he transferred schools, what 4 times.

Canes Always

I get that it's a "rumor", but I don't think Miami is counting on AJL until 2013 when he gets back from prep. He will be a Cane and will be a baller for us. Just not this year I don't think.

Ohio_Cane

Using "AJL" is officiall confusing because there are 2:

Angelo Jean-Louis and AJ Leggett.

SOUP

I'm not worried. I won't start sweating again until next Feb. I realize Leggett had other issues, I mean he transferred schools, what 4 times.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 01:53 PM

I'm gonna leave it alone except to say that he is not gonna be a Hurricane at any time.

We wish him well...

LB

Oh come on, Soup... you love those cheap pops!

LB

Golden really seems to have his finger on things. He's pulling the trigger with the first sign of nonsense. I'm happy with him in that respect.

I'm still not feeling above a 6-7 win season unless the QB is spectacular.

I can't wait to see Perryman lay somebody out.

Hassan


Ricardo Williams is weighing 253 lbs!!!

Boi came in at 220.

For all those who doubted Swasey....

There is no way that 33 lbs gain is fat with the workout they are doing since Golden came here. I know he is a fit 253, he is 6'4 and 1/2 and If he can get close to 260 by fall camp he will be big enough to set the edge and stay on the field on all downs. Williams was a 4 star kid, he is talented and is now bigger then Chikilo was last year. He is also the type of fast twitch athlete you want playing that weak side DE spot, he is long and fast and should be able to really have a good year if not a breakout year.

herbieibis

Man, aside from the weights, they must had him on a hotdog & beer diet.

Ohio_Cane

U gain 33 lbs of muscle in less than a year and U are doing some SERIOUS work. Wow.

SOUP

Man, aside from the weights, they must had him on a hotdog & beer diet.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM

No, that was me.

Ohio_Cane

Dallas Crawford - Trying to learn 2 positions in 3 weeks is hard... Time to get in my playbook

REALLY starting to love this kid.

ftmcane

when is the first spring practice?

j.w.

ftm- thought I read March 14?

LB- based on returning talent and known starters, I can see what you mean. I just have a feeling that this next team is going to over-achieve, something we haven't seen in a while. I'm not ready to predict #of wins, but it sure seems like we have everyone moving in the same direction for the first time in 9-11 years.

Ohio_Cane

ftmcane - The first one is March 3rd.

Here's the whole list: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mifl/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/2012Calendar.pdf

^^ (Not sure how recently that was updated)

Hassan

when is the first spring practice?

Posted by: ftmcane | February 10, 2012 at 03:43 PM

Spring starts 3/3

First scrimmage is 3/24 then 3/31 and spring game is 4/6

Ohio_Cane

^^ From that link:

"CORAL GABLES, Fla.--University of Miami head football coach Al Golden announced the spring practice schedule, including sites for the two scrimmages and the addition of "Fan Appreciation Day."

The Canes will begin Spring workouts on Saturday, March 3 at 8:30 a.m. with a closed practice. On Sunday, March 4, Golden will host "Fan Appreciation Day". Miami will practice six times before its first scrimmage followed by two more practices and a second scrimmage. There will be four practice dates in April culminating in the annual BankUnited CanesFest & Spring Football Game.

Miami Spring Football Practice Schedule
March 3, 4, 5, 6, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30
April 3, 5, 10, 12, 14

With the exception of Sunday, March 4, all practices are closed to the public.

Fan Appreciation Day
Coach Golden and the Miami Hurricanes will host "Fan Appreciation Day" on Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m.-Noon. Anyone that purchases a ticket to the Canes' (March 4) baseball game against Florida will be granted access to the football team's practice. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

Scrimmages
All practices are closed to the public, but Golden has opened up every spring scrimmage and is taking the events on the road.
The first will be held in Miami-Dade County and the second on Florida's west coast in Lee County. The Canes first scrimmage will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-Noon at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah, Fla. The second scrimmage will be held Friday night on March 30 at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla. A 7 p.m. kick is scheduled.

Southwest Florida Golf Classic & Luncheon
Following the Canes' scrimmage in Fort Myers, the Hurricane Club will host a golf tournament on Saturday, March 31 at the Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club. Registration is at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch and awards will begin at 1 p.m. The deadline to register for the event is March 23. Please contact the Hurricane Club for more information (305.284.3838).

BankUnited CanesFest and Spring Football Game
The Hurricanes spring practice schedule concludes on Saturday, April 14 with this free and open to the public scrimmage for the first time at Sun Life Stadium. The game will kickoff at 2 p.m. and will be aired on Comcast South Sports (CSS) on tape delay at 5 p.m. that day. Schedule of events for the day will be released at a later date.

Select-A-Seat
In conjunction with the BankUnited CanesFest the Miami Hurricanes will be hosting a stadium wide Select-A-Seat. Fans are invited to come walk the Sun Life Stadium and select their seats for the upcoming season featuring home games against Florida State, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, NC State, USF and Bethune-Cookman."

SOUP

The Canes will begin Spring workouts on Saturday, March 3 at 8:30 a.m. with a closed practice. On Sunday, March 4, Golden will host "Fan Appreciation Day".

Miami will practice six times before its first scrimmage followed by two more practices and a second scrimmage. There will be four practice dates in April culminating in the annual BankUnited CanesFest & Spring Football Game.

Miami Spring Football Practice Schedule
March 3, 4, 5, 6, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29, 30
April 3, 5, 10, 12, 14

With the exception of Sunday, March 4, all practices are closed to the public.

Fan Appreciation Day
Coach Golden and the Miami Hurricanes will host "Fan Appreciation Day" on Sunday, March 4 from 10 a.m.-Noon. Anyone that purchases a ticket to the Canes' (March 4) baseball game against Florida will be granted access to the football team's practice. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

Scrimmages
All practices are closed to the public, but Golden has opened up every spring scrimmage and is taking the events on the road.
The first will be held in Miami-Dade County and the second on Florida's west coast in Lee County.

The Canes first scrimmage will be held on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-Noon at Ted Hendricks Stadium in Hialeah, Fla.

The second scrimmage will be held Friday night on March 30 at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers, Fla. A 7 p.m. kick is scheduled.

Ohio_Cane

SOUP... U slow bro! Lol

UMike

Ice Harris just tweeted that FSU offer the 3 studs at Booker T

SOUP

DAMN...U guys are FAST!

j.w.

You guys are fast, and I'm loving getting this info at lightning speed!

CanesFanStuckInCali

Golden really seems to have his finger on things. He's pulling the trigger with the first sign of nonsense. I'm happy with him in that respect.

Posted by: LB | February 10, 2012 at 02:46 PM


Does anyone else here think that THIS is the reason why some players who hadn't completely proven themselves on the field declared for the NFL early? Guys like Forston and Vernon, for example, and to a lesser degree BWash?

Ohio_Cane

CFSIC, I happen to agree with that 100%.

Actually I'm pretty sure that it's been posted here before.

4-Real

Guys, please lay off Forston 4 going or attempting 2 go pro! Boy been injured his whole college career, therefore its now or never 4 Big Boom.

UMike

Although I know of a more direct reason SOME guys left early...I have myself though that some guys just didnt want to go through this UTuff stuff or buy in..imo

Ohio_Cane

Stefon Diggs to MD

SOUP

Well said UMIke, well said!

hassan

Ryan Williams!!!


3 am i just wanted to let it be known right now while MoMo sleeps. Ryan Williams is throwing on the beach in the moonlight

LB

Hassan's on the R.W. train. I love it.

As for the direction... I absolutely believe the football program is going up.

1. I saw development. Jacory Harris's comeback was nothing short of miraculous. Perryman went from a freshman to one of the top 2 defensive players by the end of the year. Chickillo. Lamar Miller's breach of 1,000. An actual WR threat. Mike James and his awesome TD's.

2. Media friendly. Randy Shannon ran like a dog from Sid when asked the first difficult question. Banned folks from Twitter. It was evident that he just couldn't handle it. In comes Golden, out comes 3 Penny Films. Getting the fans on board is a great decision.

3. Recruiting the attitude. I haven't heard a lot of nonsense from the 2011-2012 class, have you? I've heard plenty from everywhere else. Golden doesn't have to kick others in the nads. He takes the high roads, and he gets the kids he wants.

4. Respecting and using the tradition. I can't remember how many times I've heard about a former UM player coming in and just talking to the team. Bellamy, Irvin, Dorsey, Lewis, Johnson, etc.

5. Waving the banner of education.

6. Chucking out the nonsense and promoting competition. Every coach preaches about competition, but Al follows through. The evidence is in the depth chart, camp through the end of the season.

So yeah, I'd say I'm pretty freaking happy with the direction.

That said, I wouldn't consider 6-6/7-5 a failure. I'm being logical. Washington, Spence, Vernon, Harris, Streeter, Robinson, Horn, Benjamin... and more. That's a lot of experience to replace, attitude or not.

CGNC

86 nice job with that article.

Ohio\Canesteeler - you see that Jordan Staal is back for Winnipeg?

86Cane

86 nice job with that article.

Posted by: CGNC | February 11, 2012 at 09:45 AM

It is not everyt blog that has National recruiting experts sharing their expertise with the fans. Canespace does!

UMike

I know it probably won't be noticed, as I am just one blogger, but I will be taking a break from Canespace as part of some fasting I plan on doing. I'm not talking about the fasting you guys remember Bryce Brown doing to make one decision, and I'm not talking about not eating for a long time. I just need to clear a few things up in my life to get closer to God. Fasting involves giving up something you love, something you routinely put in front of God, so Canespace, Twitter, Facebook, T.V, etc are all going to have to take a backseat to God, Church and the Bible for a while. I know noone really needs to know this, I could just go and come back, but I feel the need to share and be real as so many people on this blog are. SOUP, I would still appreciate if you keep my in the "loop" like you have been, and I promise I won't be gone forever,but some things in my life just aren't right at the moment...ima miss "DA SPACE"..but thats kinda the point.. GO CANES!!

BEERicane

Huge game for canes BBall today.

canesteeler

CGNC I hope staal can stay healthly for the rest of the season.

86Cane

UMike...RESPECT: do what's right, be safe, take care and we will catch U on the flip side when U come back to The Space.

Ohio_Cane

CGNC, I saw that yesterday on the team report. I'm pumped! Hope he can stay healthy. Now we just need Sid back.

UMike, see U soon bro. Take care, and do what's needed in your life. We'll be here when U get back!

Ucane

UMike,
TOUGH decision,but is a priority.This is not a choice between vanilla and chocolate.When life just doesn't feel right sometimes its more than karma,but a decision of whats right and wrong by a different standard then where we exist.
I know I hold myself to a different standard asked of me by God and fail miserably,but I get up everyday with the same attitude,what can I do for Christ today.My dad would always say,"while in the pain stay in it till its over or you can handle it".Tough choice,but it keeps me from making decisions I might regret later.Prayer,the Word and patience is key.Don't get lost in it.Accomplish the goal that you are called.Then get up and move on in life.
I will be thinking of you while you struggle with this fast(call)and may you come out on the other side in a new lite and direction.You will be missed at the SPACE so don't take to long.Us Against the World,Its a CANE THING,the"U" can be applied to life experiences also.Its a blending of those philosophies that allow us to move forward and succeed.
Good journey UMike-and may God bless.

THE"U"

NativeCane

UMike,
Much respect for you, UCane, Ocala, and others who arent ashamed of their faith!

Go Canes!!!

NativeCane

BBall

Canes hanging with the Noles 16-16 with 7 minutes in the half.

Go Canes!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

For the first time since 2001, I finally don't think about how pissed I am that Jordan lured Hamilton into the doomed to fail NBA run when I think about the guy on the visitors bench coaching chair in Tallahassee.

GATORADE BATH FOR EICHORST!

No GATORADE BATH'S for anybody in the football program however in 2012 unless they win the division at least. Do you know what Larry Coker's career winning percentage was when he got fired for going 9-3 twice and 6-6 once?

NativeCane

BBall

At the half

Noles-28

Canes-26

Exciting game, Coach L got these guy playing hard!

Go Canes!!!

NativeCane


Do you know what Larry Coker's career winning percentage was when he got fired for going 9-3 twice and 6-6 once?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | February 11, 2012 at 01:47 PM

Im thinking about 850, OGV.

86Cane

Miami hanging UTOUGH in Tally.

FSU 28, UM 26 at the half.

GO CANES!!!

Felipe

Loving Larranaga's squad's mentality. So hard working.

canesteeler

Felipe just think how good the team will be once they get consistent guard play.

Canezitis

Yeah,but dog could have won with the team Coker inherited

canesteeler

Umike we will be here when you return.

Canezitis


Meant my dog

Felipe

...well, they were, until they seemed to run out of gas at 15:00 mark.

pbcfrcane13

Scott singally lost this game!!! He is so annoying o watch! He dribbles way to much and when he struggles he dribbles even more trying to get him himself going instead of giving the ball up to somebody having better game!! AHH this game was had to!!!

pbcfrcane13

Lol see that I got him motivated!!

pbcfrcane13

Damn I hate losing to FSU!!

86Cane

Damn I hate losing to FSU!!

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | February 11, 2012 at 03:09 PM

There IT is right there.

CoCane

It ain't Scott. It's Grant. Grant is supposed to be the elite shooter to keep Johnson from getting double and triple teamed. Smh. The guards are getting open looks all game but couldn't hit a car at a dealership

LB

If that's the case, OGV, I doubt there will be a bath (though the division looks weak).

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