In the second feature of our "Five Questions" series of feature articles Canespace caught up with Gary Ferman from Canesport. Ferman, who it seems has been covering the Miami Hurricanes football team since the school's inaugural season in 1926, is widely recognized as the senior statesmen when it comes all things orange and green.
Of course you can find always find Ferman and the Canesport site at: www.canesport.com .
Gary has been around long enough to see the good, the bad and the ugly days of Hurricane football and has covered and interviewed many of the great players and coaches who have passed through Coral Gables over the years. Canesport's coverage of the Hurricanes is unsurpassed and the effort and resources they devote to publishing their web site and magazine is amazing.
Here are our five questions with Gary Ferman of Canesport:
Canespace: Stephen Morris won the starting QB role on this team. Do you think he is really ready to lead this team to victory in 2012 or is simply the best available player at his position at UM right now? We all know that it is only a matter of time before fan favorite Gray Crow is named the starting QB at UM but based on what you have seen or know is Morris going to have an excellent or just average 2012 season for the Hurricanes?
Canesport: I am a big believer in Stephen Morris, thought he should have been the QB last year. If you look at the Maryland game, once you got past the communications issues they were having getting plays in, it really wasn’t that bad. If it wasn’t a conservative game plan, he might have thrown for 350-400 yards, Morris has shown what he can do and should be much better this year as a junior. I absolutely do not feel it is just a matter of time before one of the freshmen get the job. I don’t think either of those guys are even close and they will have Kevin Olsen to contend with next year.
Canesport: It looks like at least 15-20 are going to play, which is staggering. Personally, I would like to see more redshirt unless they are on first or second team.
Canespace: The Legends of the Fall selection process is an annual ritual at Canespace. The bloggers select one player on offense and one on defense that they think will have a spectacular, break-out or legendary season each year. This year the most selected players were of course QB Stephen Morris and LB Denzel Perryman. Apart from those two obvious selections which two players do you think will show up and show out this season? In addition please also select ONE Freshman player and ONE assistant or position coach who you think will be difference makers for the 2012 UM football team?
Canesport: Philip Dorsett on offense and Ladarius Gunter on defense if I can’t pick Perryman. Duke Johnson as the Freshman selection and Micheal Barrow as the coaching choice.
Canesport: I think the offense is stronger and that the WR position is probably strongest on the team.
Canespace: OK, finally it is time to put you on the spot: I need your overall season record prediction for the 'Canes this season? Just give it to us straight!