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August 12, 2012

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86Cane

McCord is already faster then Vernon who i think he compares to

Posted by: Hassan | August 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Way faster FIRST step and faster overall.

He will likely be a third down specialist this year and a future SACK MACHINE.

86Cane

Well Jones will be a beast but he sounds like a RS will be good for him.

Posted by: Hassan | August 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I believe U are correct which is why I picked Malcolm Lewis as my LOF Freshman.

86Cane

Really enjoyed the weekend with fellow Canespacers. CEO, OGV, and Old Skool dont have an ounce of quit in 'em when it comes to pursuing tasty bi-valve mollusks!

Large Time!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | August 12, 2012 at 05:41 PM

There IT is right there.

Next year Florida Keys and lobstering!

86Cane

Play outside indeed

Posted by: solarcane | August 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

We took your advice and it proved to be TRUE.

BEERicane

Uno? Dos? Tres? Quatro?!

86Cane

FALL CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE – WEEK 3

Mon., Aug. 13

OFF DAY

Tue., Aug. 14 – 8:20 a.m. (third two-a-day)

Practices 13-14

Wed., Aug. 15 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice 15

Thu., Aug. 16 – 8:20 a.m. (fourth two-a-day)

Practices 16-17

Fri., Aug. 17 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice 18

Sat., Aug. 18 – 2 p.m.

Scrimmage #2

Sat., Aug. 18 – 4-7 p.m.

Canes Fest (BankUnited Center)

CoCane

Morris had 36 pass attempts to Williams 17... Morris will probably be named the starter mañana :-)

Laquinton

Duke johnson

86Cane

Morris will probably be named the starter mañana :-)

Posted by: CoCane | August 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM

Nope, Gray Crow will be the starter.

Just kidding, U are correct. But it is good to know that Williams went 12-17 with no INTs and proved that he is a solid back-up to Morris should something occur later on in the season.

Tsully76

Great stuff. I am very pumped for the season. I have a strong feeling we will finish in the top 25.

Old Skool

Great time this weekend. It was like an Easter Egg hunt for adults with scallop meat as the prize. Hours of snorkeling and moving through a flotilla of boats all searching for the same thing.

Then back to the docks. Native and his beloved shucked 5 pounds of meat. I minced garlic and onions. Soup got pasta and drink mixers. OGV and his lady, Native's son and niece arrived and the party started.

Beer, margaritas and frozen wine concoctions. Pigging on the pasta and scallops in garlic butter with CEO's avocado and tomato side dishes.

Then Native breaks out the guitar and suddenly all the rowdy friends were there on Saturday night, singing Petty, Skynryd and Bad Company and even listening to a couple of Soup instrumentals.

I was surprised hotel security never came knocking on the door.

CaneRock

Posted by: Old Skool | August 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM

Sounded like a great time!

CaneRock

Posted by: Old Skool | August 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM

Sounded like a great time!

Posted by: CaneRock | August 12, 2012 at 07:56 PM

And ya'll need to post some DAMN! recipes on the Space...LOL

solarcane

native soup skool ogv,

sounded like a hellofa time happy you guys dominated! grub sounded fantastic.

you spacers that get the chance I highly recommend you hookup for one of the outdoor get togethers some of us host just for loyal canespacers.

skool has been on every outing, its just about his shot to host one soon with his new boats. 60 hrs straight with school is nuts, the man cracks me up. I'm sure he will come up with the strangest trip yet.

Ocala and CEO are always terrific to hang around I'm looking forward to meeting ogv six and native and others that get outside.

Anybody that can make the UNC game I'm looking forward to meeting you, I'll be bringing down some Cane/Canespace stickers and decals you won't be able to get anywhere else.

again nice work soup, you rock
I have two different WYPT runs scouted both are scenic easy 3-5 hour kayak paddles, stay at my place and be in the river in 30 minutes.

solarcane

it sounds like our running game is very very good or our defense isn't going to stop elite runners.

Bernard UNC
Washington NCST
Smith GT
Jones Va
those guys can all run
I've heard UNC is throwing it a ton at practice under their new coach so maybe G Bernard won't gash us. I think Lamar had 11 yds rushing against UNC and Bernard had over a hundred but lost last game.

solarcane

oops looking it up Lamar had 29 yds on 16 carries against UNC so thats better than I thought he did.

UMike

Idk if I should be excited or worried that Mike James outran our entire D for 50 yards lol

BEERicane

Idk if I should be excited or worried that Mike James outran our entire D for 50 yards lol

Posted by: UMike | August 12, 2012 at 08:44 PM

I'd be worried about getting excited. : )

solarcane

umike,BEERi,

At least the d isn't out of breath while James eases away from them

CoCane

Don't worry UMike. Golden's been saying for months that James is healthier, quicker & faster...

solarcane

wad up Co,
Mike James going to have over 350 yds rushing this year?

solarcane

Miami Hurricanes' first fall scrimmage in the books: Al Golden talks about it here, PLUS STATS ...

The first scrimmage of 2012 fall camp is over, and the season seems that much closer.

Here is the transcript I just did of WQAM's Joe Zagacki, the voice of the Hurricanes, interviewing UM Coach Al Golden after the scrimmage (thanks to HurricaneSports.com). I'll get the stats to you as soon as I get them.

Coach Al Golden’s post-scrimmage interview with WQAM’s Joe Zagacki, Voice of the Canes:

First scrimmage of the year. What’s your reaction to what you saw today?

“I think we’re going to learn a lot from it certainly. We had a good tempo. We’ve got to work on getting in and out of the huddle a little better – our cadence and our alignments and certainly our substitution patterns on defense. There will be a lot that we can learn from, certainly.”

You had some big plays today. The first couple of drives, big plays with Mike James, big plays with Allen Hurns and also Duke Johnson.

“We need that. We need some guys to step up. We lost a lot of our explosive players from a year ago in Street [Tommy Streeter], Lamar [Miller] and Trav [Travis Benjamin], so now there’s a void there and we need guys to step up, regardless of what there age is.’’

Mike James taking his game to another level in terms of physical play? He had a 51-yard run plus he was hard to bring down.

“We’ve been saying it all camp, he looks quicker, he looks faster. He’s always been strong; last year was a tough year for him, he was hobbled with turf toe all year. He just looks different this year. Hopefully Mike will stay healthy and give us what we thought he would be.

It looks like your quarterbacks had a good day. It looks like Stephen ended up with 22 or 23 completions?

“I don’t know what the final tally was but I thought he did a nice job. A couple of throws he rushed, didn’t set his feet but overall I thought they both showed command of the offense and hung in there. I think we just had the one interception late on the batted ball in the two-minute [drill]. But other than that, I thought we made a lot of progress at that position.’’

Good news, bad news was you had one turnover?

“Yeah. You know, we didn’t take it away on defense and we didn’t cause any fumbles, so it certainly is good news, bad new. The bad news is the challenge is going to remain that we need to intercept the ball and take it away more on defense. I don’t think that’s going to change. We need to be better than we were a year ago.’’

Your red-zone offense a year ago was very good. Today, it looked like your offensive line was starting to impose their will in the red-zone drills, and Duke had a nose for the football?

“Yeah, he found it. He has a low center of gravity and has a knack for diving and getting in the end zone, so that’s good. I thought Eduardo [Clements] ran really well today. He made a couple of cuts. A couple of other times he could have pressed it and hit it a little bit quicker, but he’s really doing a nice job. He plays really hard.

“The offensive line played hard. It’s a good scrimmage for us to learn from overall. We had a lot of young guys in there at linebacker because of some injuries, so we’ll get a look at them. We’ll regroup tomorrow night.’’

Tracy Howard got a good dose today of physical college football as well?

“Yeah, we got the ball to the perimeter a couple of times, so his play was challenged, as was all the corners. One of the things we’ve noticed is unselfishness on the perimeter with our wide receivers. They’re really blocking well and giving it up for each other on the perimeter.’’

Wieclaw hit one for 51 yards?

“The ball was spotted on the 39.. How far was it? I thought it was.. He bombed it. Bombed it. Unless I was wrong I thought the ball was on the 39. He bombed it. He was excited. He got a good leg to it. Overall, we made all our field goals today. So, that’s good.”

Some of your concerns on defense?

“Overall, I think our depth at linebacker is our first concern. We’re going to have to have some guys rise up there and we’re going to have to have some other guys get healthy, to be quite honest. In the secondary we played a lot of young guys, so that’s not really a concern. The fact of the matter is those guys are going to have to grow up quickly.

“We saw Deon [Bush] out there a lot, Rayshawn [Jenkins] out there a lot, Tracy Howard out there a lot, Antonio Crawford. So those guys are going to all have to grow up gradually. And then the defensive line, we’ve got to get one guy that can really dominate the game for us (inaudible).’’

Is this a depth-chart moving day?

“It certainly is. We’ll work on that tonight and tomorrow and we’ll reset, we’ll have another six days before Scrimmage 2 and go a little bit longer and basically we’ll have the team set. I’m not saying some guys aren’t going to come in the last week or so, but we’ll basically have the team set by.. next week.’’

Next week fans have an opportunity to meet and greet the Hurricanes and their coaches at BankUnited CanesFest, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, right after scrimmage No. 2.

UM opens its 2012 campaign at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Boston College. Thankfully, football season is not all that far away.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/08/miami-hurricanes-first-fall-scrimmage-in-the-books-.html#storylink=cpy

BigTimeCane

So should we be concerned about the defense?

WWIN/M

So should we be concerned about the defense?

Posted by: BigTimeCane | August 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

No

usagainsttheworld

So should we be concerned about the defense?

Posted by: BigTimeCane | August 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

No

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | August 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

BigTime I was thinking the same thing, but I guess it's too early to tell.

UMike

I'm not to worried about our d from the first scrimmage..a lot off young guys out there..and a lot off stats are padded since its situational stuff

orange 'n green in the vein

If you consider that;

a) historically, the first few weeks of practice the defense is in front of the offense simply because the OL has had so few live game reps and

b) last year the offense played at a snails pace to give the defense as much rest as possible while they relented 2/3rds of the passes attempted against them and four yards per run attempt when they were on the field,

then yes, you should be concerned.

Ohio_Cane

Wheels up for Riviera Maya in 1 hour!! See U all this weekend when I get back!

Ohio_Cane


Wheels up for Riviera Maya in 1 hour!! See U all this weekend when I get back!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 13, 2012 at 07:50 AM
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PS - If u are in Charlotte airport or cancun airport today, I'm the one with the Canespace t-shirt on! Travellin in style!!

LB

I'm not worried about the defense. Glad to see Mike James get the rock. He's the man.

Big news: Sid Rosenberg back on the air!

86Cane

PS - If u are in Charlotte airport or cancun airport today, I'm the one with the Canespace t-shirt on! Travellin in style!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 13, 2012 at 07:51 AM

NICE! Have fun, be safe and make memories that will last a lifetime.

86Cane

So should we be concerned about the defense?

Posted by: BigTimeCane | August 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Worry is like a rocking chair.

It keeps U busy, but gets U nowhere.

86Cane

BigTime...OGV worries enough for ALL of on here. He worries about EVERYTHING. Tried to tell me: "Miami will start off 1-4 and then he will not have to go go to any games this year" just to get me all jacked up.

Is that possible? Sure, anything is possible including a 5-0 start, so why would U want to believe that UM will go 1-4 and why would U say that OUT LOUD?

I told him in front of Old Skool: "Ill bet U $100 right here right now that Miami will NOT go 1-4 to start the season." Of course he refused to take the bet and back down.

He is just one of those fans, maybe a little like SolarCane, that likes to lower his expectations going into the season and then be pleasently surprised than to have high expectations and be dissappointed.

canezilla

IF ALL THE CARDS FALL INTO PLACE THERE IS NO REASON TO GO 8-0.THEN BATTLE IT OUT WITH FSU IN THE 9TH GAME

canezilla

I MEAN 7-0 THEN FSU FOR THE 8 TH GAME!!!

Hassan

Seantrel back to MN. flowers starts BC

86Cane

Hassan...tell us more? Source?

86Cane

As the Miami Dolphins took the field for practice Sunday, Chad Johnson was getting out of jail.

Hours later, he was out of work.

The Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver's contract about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.

Johnson was released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

Hassan


Trel news is per the Palmbeachpost. he is going to another funeral and Golden says Flowers starts because trel missed 12 practices already, maybe a RS season?


Crawford clocked a 4.44 this summer when the freshmen were tested on 40s.

Even though Crawford's time was very fast, he is confident he can still run faster.

"I know I can do better," Crawford said. "There is a lot of room for improvement with that time. I have run a 4.36 last year so I know I can run a little faster."

Since arriving at Miami this summer, Crawford has gained nine pounds and now weighs 187 pounds. With the added weight he
has seen his 225 pound bench press reps increase from one rep to five reps.


read more on ITU

orange 'n green in the vein

"He is just one of those fans, maybe a little like SolarCane, that likes to lower his expectations going into the season and then be pleasently surprised than to have high expectations and be dissappointed.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 13, 2012 at 09:52 AM"

LOL, you're talking about one of the original 12%ers 86! (not this year though)

Besides, UM could easily open 1-10 or 2-9 looking at the schedule unless some freshman play like upperclassmen for them. Thus why I'm not worried about the D getting ripped in practice, I have extremely low expectations this year so they're right on schedule to meet them to this point.

86Cane

OGV...it is exactly with the same uncanny accuracy that U called for 12-0 under Shannon in his first year at Miami that U are now calling for 2-9 under Golden in his second year.

BRILLIANT!

How come U will not take my bet then?

86Cane

OGV...Here it is:

U have NO idea what Golden will do at UM but yet U still predict the worse case scenario and attack him at every opportunity.

Excuse me but that is completely unfair and simply wrong. Why would U want Golden to fail? Why would U hope for the worst for your own school, team and head coach?

Hope springs eternal EVERY Fall for EVERY college football fan of EVERY team in the Country. Well at least every fan NOT named Orange and Green in the Vein.

Anything could happen this season from 0-12 to 12-0. Right now every team is undefeated and every player and coach is filled with the hope, promise and dreams of a new season. Don't try to ruin it before it even starts.

Trust me, there will be plenty of time for criticism and the gnashing of teeth if and when that is called for. But NOT now!

orange 'n green in the vein

I can't take that bet 86 because I think UM is maybe a point better than BC even on the road, so even though the Spazz saved his job with that upset win in the season finale last year, UM still should be able to salt that one away to open 2012 before reality hits like a left hook to the jaw in Kansas the week after.

Now I'm off to buy some land for taxes due, so I need every $100 of mine I can get my orange and green paws on at the moment. NativeCane needs a place to stash his air-boat por gratis on the river out here I figure, LOL.

Old Skool

Kermit Whitfield pledges the Noles. I hesitate to use the word 'commit'.

Hassan

2 Topics for today.

1. I think this year our Defense will be a better version of last year's bend but do not break Defense. I feel we will give up less yards and a lil less points and will be a good but not great D, the thing we are lacking is playmakers, the secondary will be improved but young and the D line will hold up better against the run but lacks depth and playmakers against the pass, one more year of seasoning will do the trick.

2. Redshirts, How many do we Redshirt. Typically they are reserved for Freshman but I know this wont happen but a guy like Seantrel might actually use a redshirt to deal with his stuff and come back strong next year, i know we can't afford it but they probably would support it if he requested it. Golden said 15 Freshman will play against B.C and more later on. So you figure we will Redshirt maybe 12 out of the 32 Freshman Signed. Who will the 12ish be? Possibly all 3 Freshman QB's Maybe Dillard? Maybe Jones at WR, Isidora on the line, Gadbois, Moore and Hoilett at DE, Maybe Terry at LB Dortch and Hope at CB.

That is 12 players and I am Doubtful about Gadbois because he is near the 2 deep however is battling a Senior Jones and Seantrel for his spot on the 2 deep. Dillard maybe because he is a big back but last year our FB did a good job in short yardage and James to be improved. Jones is behind on the depth chart at WR and could use a year to develop overall. Isadora is rounding into shape and lost 20 lbs to get to 320 but is behind in his playbook and the depth chart and with sanctions we need to stretch some kids out to 5th year guys. Terry is 210 and needs to add weight and is behind on the depth chart but would be a good ST guy with his speed. Dorch and Hope are both guys that need to add weight and are behind on the depth chart.

BigTimeCane

OGV...Here it is:

U have NO idea what Golden will do at UM but yet U still predict the worse case scenario and attack him at every opportunity.

Excuse me but that is completely unfair and simply wrong. Why would U want Golden to fail? Why would U hope for the worst for your own school, team and head coach?

Hope springs eternal EVERY Fall for EVERY college football fan of EVERY team in the Country. Well at least every fan NOT named Orange and Green in the Vein.

Anything could happen this season from 0-12 to 12-0. Right now every team is undefeated and every player and coach is filled with the hope, promise and dreams of a new season. Don't try to ruin it before it even starts.

Trust me, there will be plenty of time for criticism and the gnashing of teeth if and when that is called for. But NOT now!

Posted by: 86Cane | August 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

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Very well said soup

CEO

Hassan...I agree with U on both topics.

1. The defense will be improved. It simply has to be in year 2 under Golden/D'No and with an infusion of defensive talent. I think McCord off the dge is going to be huge in the pass rush department and I feel better about the DT and CB positions as well.

2. The number of red-shirts will depend on injuries but 10-12 sounds about right and the players U mentioned seem like likely choices for the shirts.

LB

"Besides, UM could easily open 1-10 or 2-9 looking at the schedule unless some freshman play like upperclassmen for them."

I'm as critical as anyone over the UM program. Not winning a bowl game since 2006 does that to a person. But you are nuckin' futs if you think they'll win only 2 games this year.

I'll preface this with a reminder that at no point last year, with the Shapiro news, suspensions, and transfers did UM lose a game by more than 8.
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BC was 112th in scoring last year. With injuries abound (see their TE), that doesn't help. They were 100th in passing and 82nd in rushing. Word from UM is that the Cane defense is much, much improved.

Kansas State is absolutely a complete team. They were also 108th in passing.

Bethune Cookman. I don't think anyone in their right minds would think that UM would be down playing this team. Not this team.

Georgia Tech, like BC and Kansas State, cannot throw the ball (112th). D'Onofrio also has an excellent record against this style of offense. Take away that QB, and they're toast.

That's the first fourth of the season, plenty of time to get the secondary prepared.
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NC State was 109th in rushing. As good as the QB is, there's no reason to think that they've taken an exponential step forward or UM a step back.

Notre Dame is a descent team. Their QB, however, has a 20-14 INT ratio. Notre Dame also has massive defensive issues.

Notrh Carolina has gone through tons of turmoil lately. They also have no playmakers at receiver. And we play them at home.

FSU looks like a blowout against us. However, they were 104th in rushing. They also have massive underachieved and have a creampuff schedule to boot. Oh, and FSU won by 4 last year. Not exactly a blowout.

It looks like a couple of bad games here. But they aren't immortal. It's the second half of the season, where the offense should be in sync.
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Va. Tech is solid and nasty. They'll replace Wilson. We also play them at home.

UVA. Really? Where are the dynamic players?

South Florida played UM close. That surprised me. But Daniels is their entire offense.

Duke. As awful as the last few years have been, I do not recall a loss to Duke. Kirby Freeman and Kyle Wright did not lose to Duke. The plague of 2010 did not lose to Duke. It's a safe assumption that UM is no worse than last year. It's a safer assumption to say that Duke is no better. They have one receiver. That's it.

That's an excellent end of season schedule... perhaps the best in a few years.

There's no way you can tell me that there are only 2 wins in here. NO WAY. Our running game is too talented and this team will evolve. Even in its assumed death throes, no team got more than an 8 point victory against UM.

Panamacitycane

I'm gonna predict 9-3 with losses to Virginia tech, Florida state, and Virginia. I have nothing to say why. Just throwing a prediction out there. To me last year we absolutely beat ourselves against fsu. Fsu did not beat Miami. Boston college was a fluke game and players seemed like they were done already since announcement of no bowl game. Virginia was a good team last year and I think they will be a surprise this year. I think we can easily beat Kansas state. They are a good team but last year I think Miami was shell shocked and by the time we came back it was too late. And Stephen morris gets in on that last play where jacory missed it by an inch. These are just my opinions.

BigTimeCane

The season can range from a win loss of 5-7 to 9-3. It all depends how the secondary plays. I know a lot of people aren't concerned about the D in the scrimmage game but I did not like what I read. But again I'm just a fan so I could be way off base. If our defense is more solid than I think I it is we will be closer to a 9 win season. I do believe we will get better as the season goes on though so a 3 game win streak to end the season is a strong possibility.

86Cane

Miami plays four ranked opponents (pre-season) this year:

#7 FSU
#20 VT
#21 KSU
#24 ND

IF Miami wins just one of those four then 9-3 is a real possibility. Any more and then there is some serious icing on the cake.

CaneRock

Damn, this wreck that SH was in wasn't no fender bender:

"The collision sent the sports utility vehicle — carrying Greene, her 16-year-old sister, and four children all under the age of 10 — spinning toward two other stopped vehicles at the eastbound intersection.

Somewhere after the first collision and before the second, Wi’Karria Walls, Greene’s five-year-old daughter, landed on the hood of one of the other two cars involved before rolling over on the pavement and sustaining a gash on her forehead. Greene said her daughter’s gash required 16 stitches."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/13/2949881_miami-hurricanes-seantrel-henderson.html#storylink=addthis#storylink=cpy

The Dude

I think BC is a win. They needed all the picks Jacory threw to come out on top. I for one didnt think Luke Kuechly was all that going into the game and he proved me wrong. He's looking good w/ the Panthers too. The key to K State is making them throw. Get them into 3rd and long and go after the QB. I think we can do that better this year. That being said, until the Canes do, I am wait and see. Floor 6-6, ceiling probably 9-3.

WWIN/M

The season can range from a win loss of 5-7 to 9-3. It all depends how the secondary plays. I know a lot of people aren't concerned about the D in the scrimmage game but I did not like what I read. But again I'm just a fan so I could be way off base. If our defense is more solid than I think I it is we will be closer to a 9 win season. I do believe we will get better as the season goes on though so a 3 game win streak to end the season is a strong possibility.

Posted by: BigTimeCane | August 13, 2012 at 02:29 PM

You wasn't at the scrimmage so you don't know who was even on the field on defense. You don't know how long Perryman or Chick played. Think about this, our defensive line has its weight up, that's what's hurt us the past years. Chick, Porter, Green, and Da Plug will dominate this year, F what you heard Golden say, he's just tryna light a fire and not give em the big head. We have 9 DT's when is the last time we had that. And if you think Perryman won't be a play maker this year you smoking on sum of da best. Plus its not hard for a freshman to come in and be successful at CB its not like playing QB, hell DVD did it and did pretty good and he wasn't half the player Tracy is.

The Dude

BTC, I wanted to add that while the secondary is key on D, I think WRs are key on offense. We gotta have someone to throw to on 3rd and 6. I think Hurns has got to be the man and fill the Streeter void.

The Dude

Wasnt Sundays practice mostly situational? If thats the case everyone should relax about the TDs from the RBs. Especially if the ball was on the 5 for 30 snaps. Also who can say who was in for what plays?

solarcane

dude

Rushing
Mike James 13-137 3 TD; Eduardo Clements 10-55 2 TD; Duke Johnson 9-49 3 TD;


That's 7.5 yds a carry so they were running from a lot farther out than five yds.

They average 7.5 yds a carry all year against other teams yea we go 9-3
We give up 7.5 a carry all year we go 6-6
Nobody on this blog knows how good or how much improvement is needed until we play at least 3 quality teams.

Soup you're are right I'm taking the cautiously optimistic route just like last year. I have no idea how this team is going to play, I know they are going to play harder for greater lengths of time that's all I'm positive about.

86Cane

HERE'S A NAME FOR U:

The headliner of the Springfield (Ohio) 2014 class is Thaddeus Snodgrass.

86Cane

I have no idea how this team is going to play, I know they are going to play harder for greater lengths of time that's all I'm positive about.

Posted by: solarcane | August 13, 2012 at 05:00 PM

There IT is right there.

CaneRock

I have no idea how this team is going to play, I know they are going to play harder for greater lengths of time that's all I'm positive about.

Posted by: solarcane | August 13, 2012 at 05:00 PM

There IT is right there.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 13, 2012 at 05:07 PM

There IT is right there +2!

j.w.

Solar is 100% right.
On another note, did anyone else read that UNC article today? I don't agree with this writer that it's bigger/worse than Penn State, but it could be very bad.
http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-08-13/north-carolina-academic-scandal-mark-emmert-ncaa-penn-state

Hassan

Hope arrived in January weighing 168 pounds. He has since bulked up 15 pounds to weigh 183. His bench press reps at 225 pounds went from six to 12 and he claims he can still run a 4.4 in the 40.


Not bad, our strength program is really awesome this year. Imagine 12-24 more months of this development. We look so good we should play with our shirts off!!

Hassan


When Raphael Kirby arrived at Miami in January he could do nine reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.
Now, Kirby can do 27.

“I’m just working hard with (strength and conditioning coach Andreu) Swasey and getting in the weight room,” Kirby said. “Not just taking time, always in the weight room, and doing extra work on my own.”

Kirby (6-0, 218), who also improved his max from 315 to 360, has noticed the improved strength when he’s on the field.


Read more ITU


This strength gain is crazy we must have new "supplements" lol JK but wow that is a really good endurance gain from 9 to 27 reps. That is elite already.

Hassan

Dortch is 165 up 5 lbs from 160 when he arrived a few months ago, he is focused on gaining weight and seems to be content to RS this year.

Hassan

Ray Ray transfers will not pursue more legal action


According to Joe Schad.....Will not pursue further legal action against the university will enroll at Faulkner College an NAIA program in Alabama

I am on fire today BTW blog.

SlingBlade

HERE'S A NAME FOR U:

The headliner of the Springfield (Ohio) 2014 class is Thaddeus Snodgrass.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 13, 2012 at 05:06 PM

sounds like a relative to Henry Hogshead

86Cane

I am on fire today BTW blog.

Posted by: Hassan | August 13, 2012 at 06:06 PM

Indeed! Good work young man.

BigTimeCane

I do believe the defense will be much better than last year. And I think will wil hit the 8 win mark potentially 9 wins.

UNC's recent violations are bad but not comparable to psu. Nothing is even close to that. But what that reporter uncovered seems pretty big. And again another schools violations make miamis look like boy scout violations.

Good luck to ray ray. Glad that's behind us. Hope he finds success there and in the nfl.

TonyCane

No way at all that Miami loses 9 or 10 games. That is absolutely absurb.

First of all, is this year's Miami Hurricanes any less talented that the Miami roster in Shannon's second year, that was laden with freshmen and led by two freshmen quarterbacks?

Were Jacory Harris and Robert Marve that much better in 2008 than Stephen Morris (Jr) and Ryan Williams (So) are projected to be? Are the freshmen horde of 2008 + Hankerson that much superior to the freshmen horde + Hurns? Were J. James/Cooper/Chambers a huge leap over what we think M James/Johnson/Clemente should be.

The 2008 team lost 6 games. Why would the 2012 version, with better conditioning and continuinity with both coordinators lose 3-4 more?

Tsully76

Yes Ray Armstrong is enrolling at Faulkner University here in Montgomery, Alabama. Someone needs to tell Joe Shad the state of Alabama has 4.8 million residents. Btw I think anyone with a half a brain has heard of Montgomery. Because I was about to say when did Nick Saban give Ray Armstrong a scholarship to play football in Tuscaloosa.

pbcfrcane13

Just got an email from the canes Morris is number one at on the depth chart.

Pbcfrcane13

Wr: Allen hurns, Dorsett
Wr:Scott, Thompkins

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LT: Bunche, Ben Jones
LG: Feliciano, Lewis
C: Mcdermott, Wheeler
Rg: Linder, Isidora orWells
Rt: Flowers, Johnson

Pbcfrcane13

TE: Clevelans, Walford, Perry, Dye

FB: Hagans, Harvey

QB: Morris, Williams

RB:James, Clements, Crawford, DUke

Pbcfrcane13

DE: Chick, Hamilton or O Donnell

DT: Smith, Porter
DT: Ivery, Pierre, Robinson, or Grimble
DE: Green, Hoilett or mccord

Pbcfrcane13

OLB: Armbrister, Terry
MLB: Perry, Gaines
OLB: Buc, Cornileus

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DB: Mcgee, Howard
S Rodgers, Bush or Jenkins
S Telemaque, Highsmith
DB: Gunter, Finnie or Crawford

Tsully76

Great stuff

Pbcfrcane13

PR: Dorsett, Lewis
KR: Dorsett, Duke

their you have it

WindyCane-Forecast1

The Canes will surprise a lot of people this season with their talent, strength and conditioning.

This may seem unconventional, but I actually think the Canes are better this year than last year. Fisch did a great job with Jacory, who cut down on his mistakes drastically. I could see, however, that Jacory's lack of arm strength left a lot of plays on the field. Jacory missed a lot of open receivers by simply not throwing them the ball deep.

Morris can make those throws and still throw for a higher percentage. If Morris keeps his INTs down, Morris will be lot better QB for this team than Jacory was.

The Canes will miss Lamar, but James is better this year and Duke is the real deal and can bring that big play element.

These Canes are serious and the coaching is making a big difference. Even with the young players, I expect to see growth and development as the season progresses. The challenge is whether Golden's team will start off strong because I am sure they will finish strong.

Canes fans will have a lot to smile about this year.

CaneRock

I wonder if all scoring in the scrimmage, had something to do with the new kickoff rules they're planning on implementing this season. For those that don't know, the ball will be kicked off from the 35, and all touchbacks will start at the 25.

More rules:
If a helmet comes off ON IT'S OWN, that player will have to come off the field for 1 play.

And a player on the punt block team, CAN'T jump over another player to block a punt.

86Cane

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