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August 20, 2012

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Felipe

Al Golden is Psy Ops embodied. He can deny it all he wants in the press, but when he knows Armbrister has that Aaron Rodgers chip on his shoulder regarding not being recruited or given a chance by the big schools, for basically him and D'Onofrio to come out and say "he's a good guy who must contribute significantly on special teams" rather than ever hinting he could be a breakout stud (hello, size, 6'3 222 right now, rate of change from 192 last year is impressive) and might have a shot for 1st string is the clearest example I can remember.

It sets Armbrister up for the likely role of special teams, while simultaneously driving the guy toward eventually starting at Sam.

Felipe

Also, I'm with solarcane. Lol at the Randy Shannon Era of "they were flying around out there...need more reps...needs more experience." Juxtapose that to the specificity of Golden and company and it's clear who's actually coaching guys up vs. facilitating raw talent. Probably a reason why Sean Taylor was never used right by Gregg Williams in Washington.

Felipe

[Clarifications on the above two posts: Golden's doing a bangup job at motivating and getting the most out of the guys there. HIS guys, the ones he brought in, clearly get it. Hence why I don't think Telemaque is starting after October. And Sean Taylor wasn't used right because the way Gregg wanted to use him required the kind of coaching Darren Sharper had gotten over the span of a decade. Once Williams left and Taylor had matured, he was on pace for a six interception *game* against Brett Favre and then we all know what happened RIP].

BEERicane

I can see this place from my balcony.

j.w.

One of these days I'm getting here! I said it for years for the Arizona Cowboy College and it finally is coming true, so this is next on the list.

solarcane

bryce brown out there running around on national tv, who would have thunk it

solarcane


I can see this place from my balcony.

Posted by: BEERicane | August 20, 2012 at 10:11 PM

meet us there for the unc game beeri looking forward to meeting you

TonyCane

Solarcane, was his mentor on the sidelines?

LB

That place looks mighty tempting, 86.


usagainsttheworld

We are going to shock the world (but probably not this year!)

LB

The latest depth chart has been released.

http://www.nmnathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=658365&SPID=103763&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=205625715&DB_OEM_ID=28700

There are changes from the one released just a couple of days ago.

Golden really looks like he's proved his mettle and addressed the needs of the team. Just how many freshmen made the two-deep?

Lewis, Isidora, Flowers, Duke, Hamilton, Moore, McCord, Crawford, Bush, Jenkins, and Howard. That's 11, and Golden has been on record stating that this is a more mature team than last year.

Add in his recruits from 2011 (Dorsett, Scott, Chickillo, Pierre, Perryman, Ambrister, Paul, Finnie, Botts), and that's 20 members of the two-deep specifically recruited by Golden.

With experienced vets like Morris, Hurns, and Linder (I hope) returning for 2013, the future looks extremely bright. This will be a very good team starting now and going forward. The schedule doesn't do many favors, but the end of the season looks spectacular.

We will miss James, Buchanan, Telemaque, Botts, and Wieclaw. As long as we can replace the special teams, develop the tight end position, and continue to improve linebacker depth... I see no reason why this team can't climb to 10 wins within a year or two.

Pretty sweet.

86Cane


meet us there for the unc game beeri looking forward to meeting you

Posted by: solarcane | August 20, 2012 at 10:58 PM

UNC game roll call:

SolarCane
OcalaCane
Old Skool
Orange and Green in the Vein
Native Cane
86Cane

Who got next?

raizecane

86 - I will know more about what game I will be attending once one of my boyz gets out of rehab

canezilla

86 WE MIGHT STOP BYE THE HAMPTON INN FOR A DRINK!!!

canezilla

AND CAN U FIND OUT IF THERE IS A HOURLY RATE AT THE INN? I JUST WANT TO SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME WITH MY WIFE FOR A HOUR OR SO AND NOT PAY FULL PRICE!!! HAHAHAHA

86Cane

86 WE MIGHT STOP BYE THE HAMPTON INN FOR A DRINK!!!

Posted by: canezilla | August 21, 2012 at 08:45 AM

Bring it! We need to know your beverage of choice so we got U covered. If RaizeCane shows up he usually brings enough Captain Morgan to float a pirate ship around.

Ohio_Cane

Vernon Davis expected to transfer from UM. Nothing official yet

canezilla

DAMN 86 THAT EDIT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IM IN NORTH KOREA!!!!!

Hassan

Trel being reported to enroll at University of Minnesota due to family issues..... just a rumor unconfirmed

tjl3909

Vernon just got there didn't he? If Trel leaves will Susan follow?

LB

"Vernon just got there didn't he? If Trel leaves will Susan follow?"

Ha!

+1.

CaneRock

Canes freshman CB Vernon Davis has sought release; expected to transfer

Hurricanes freshman cornerback Vernon Davis has requested to be released from his scholarship, The Miami Herald has learned, and is expected to transfer to another school as early as Tuesday afternoon.

A source said Davis, a former standout at Miami Coral Reef, let UM know of his intentions on Friday.

Reached by phone, Davis' mother confirmed her son was considering transferring from the program, but didn't want to elaborate on where he might be considering going.

"Nothing is official yet," Theodofia Davis said. "I'd prefer you talk to him about it."
Davis wasn't listed on the Canes' most recently released depth chart Monday, but remains on the team roster. He was one of eight incoming defensive backs the program brought in this season.

A UM spokesman said that as of 10:30 a.m., Davis was still on the team.

But obviously, things can change quickly.
A three-star recruit according to Rivals, ESPN and Scout.com, Davis was an All-Dade First Team selection by The Miami Herald as a senior.

Stay tuned.

Manny Navarro

86Cane

Just speculating but...Davis must be buried on the depth chart at DB and may have been requested to switch to offense. Plus he prolly knows more CB studs are on the way next year.

86Cane

DAMN 86 THAT EDIT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE IM IN NORTH KOREA!!!!!

Posted by: canezilla | August 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Nah, if U were in North Korea U would have no food, no electricity after 9 PM and no clean running water. Other than that it's about the same. LOL

Trust me you'll thank me when you are 45.

86Cane

BREAKING NEWS (RUMOR)...SMD is helping Trel pack and driving him to the airport for what is sure to be an emotional good-bye.

JUST KIDDING!

86Cane

As many as 12-15 freshman may play AT LEAST SOME in 2012:

CB Howard
S Bush
S Jenkins
DE Hamilton
DE McCord
RB D. Johnson
RB D. Crawford
WR Lewis
WR Waters
WR Lockhart
LB Terry
OT Flowers
CB A. Crawford
LB E. Johnson
DT Moore

Terrance Sullivan

86 I will be there for all the home games and will stay at the Hampton on at least every Friday night. Btw 86 with the Va.tech game being a Thursday night what's the protocol in early November. Look forward to seeing all you Canespacers this season

CaneRock

Davis must be buried on the depth chart at DB and may have been requested to switch to offense.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 21, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Or maybe NOT getting a look at kick return duties was the last straw.

j.w.

Probably both, 86 and Rock. Good luck to the kid. No idea if he gave it an honest effort or not, but if he isn't happy I hope he finds a new home.

Tsully76

Forgot to sign in so what I wrote earlier as my real name Terrance Sullivan applies. 86 I owe you a beverage of your choice.

Laquinton

I hope Seantrel does not transfer but we all saw this coming. Hopefully he stays but wont. Minnesota is a okay school I like their qb Marquis gray. Sucks about Davis also but hey you know 8 dbs come in somebodys at the bottom right ?

CaneRock

BREAKING NEWS (RUMOR)...SMD is helping Trel pack and driving him to the airport for what is sure to be an emotional good-bye.

JUST KIDDING!

Posted by: 86Cane | August 21, 2012 at 12:16 PM

As much as I like SMD, She can be persistently aggravatin' ass freakin' hell. I thought Darius Smith was going to eat Her for asking Him about His weight so much.

And is it just me, or is Lamar Miller a funny ass interview...even when He's being serious...

86Cane

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit says:

National championship game: Florida State over USC

86Cane

Forgot to sign in so what I wrote earlier as my real name Terrance Sullivan applies. 86 I owe you a beverage of your choice.

Posted by: Tsully76 | August 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Terrance...call Susan at the Hampton Inn ASAP to make your reservations (see number in article above). She is expecting your call.

86Cane

Sully...the protocol for the Thursday night VT game is to meet at the Hampton at 3 PM to carpool to the game and to stay there on Thursday night.

And I never met a beverage I didn't like!

Tsully76

86 I did my reservations online using the code but I will call Susan anyways.

Tsully76

Thanks 86.

LB

"BREAKING NEWS (RUMOR)...SMD is helping Trel pack and driving him to the airport for what is sure to be an emotional good-bye.

JUST KIDDING!"

Livin' it up with the H.H., I see. Man, I really stirred up some nonsense.

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"Plus he prolly knows more CB studs are on the way next year."

Heh. I think it's all great for the CB position. Competition, competition. Keeps the good ones in, the uninspired out. I love it. Brandon McGee could have easily transferred the past two or three years, but he's staying. That says a lot, especially with the Tracy Howard fans (cough, Ohio) calling for a change.

Put the bravest and nastiest players out there, coach them up, and put the fear of God in opposing QB's. Miami is going to be a frightening team to throw on in a year or so, perhaps sooner.

canezilla

CAPT Kirk Herbstreit IS A TOOL!!!

4-Real

Don't 4get that Davis wuz 1 of those $55 recruits. U get what u pay 4 :)

The []_[]

So was Gabe Terry.......your point?

CGNC

86 nice job on the last 2 blog articles

86Cane

CGNC...thank U! We have several good ones coming up: "Five Questions With Canespace" with several well known media personalities that cover the Canes.

LB

(http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/21/2960838/um-offensive-tackle-seantrel-henderson.html)

"Right offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is still missing in action at Greentree Field since leaving last week for his second funeral this month in his home state of Minnesota.

Henderson, listed as 6-8 and 340 pounds, is again missing on the latest depth chart, but coach Al Golden said Monday that “Seantrel is part of our football program, and Seantrel has got to get his house in order before he can help us — and that’s the truth.

“I mean, he’s got a lot of things going on. I’m going to keep it private with him right now. I think I owe him that. He’s got to get himself together. Then he can help the Miami Hurricanes.”

Henderson practiced once this camp in full pads — last Tuesday. He sustained a concussion in a car accident just before fall camp began.
Injury report

WR Allen Hurns (head), TE Dyron Dye and CB Larry Hope wore yellow (limited) jerseys Monday; DL Corey King wore a red (no-contact) jersey.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN"
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All right, let's just say it. We've all been thinking it for weeks now. Let's be honest here. Sometimes feelings can no longer be contained, and connotations can't be fully expressed in the Herald.

Someone needs to admit her feelings for #77...

...and here they are.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj-djk30NOI


:) You're welcome.

Old Skool

From the Tampa Trib...
Jon Gruden says he still hasn't gotten over the hurt of being fired by the Bucs despite a 57-55 record... Awww Baby Dolls. A professional football coach with such a delicate constitution

herbieibis

Vern Davis, was a camp boy and must of been a one day wonder at the camp.If he's packing in this quick, he must know, even with a redshirt, he wouldn't be able to cut it here. You can't hit on them all and that leaves us with another ship that we can get a more highly qualified player.
Trell please don't make me into a prophet by jumping to the GOFUS.
I like CurbStreet he actually stole my moniker, Herbie but that being said, WHAT THe F is that dude on to say THE Crims would beat USC in the SHIP, if they both got there. First, FSU won't ever, playing in the ACC, see a QB close to Barkleys caliber, nor the WR's they have. FSU does, on paper, have some serious DEE fire power but they will choke against somebody and Manuel stays hurt. The SEC won't rep in the ship this year. If it ain't us playing, which it won't be, I say Okie Dokie vs Traveler is the game I'd like to see for all Da marbles.

Hampton Inn - Plantation

Hey college football fans! This is Susan from the award winning Hampton Inn in Plantation. We look forward to having the Canespace Crew at our hotel once again this season and hosting your special events.

You can make your reservations on-line by using the Canespace Corporate code mentioned in the article or by calling me or the hotel front desk at 954-382-4500. Make sure to mention the special "Canespace Rate" for college football games this year.

Thanks again for your business and all of us at the Hampton Inn we look forward to seeing all of you crazy orange and green Miami fans once again this Fall.

GO CANES!!!

CaneRock

Manny_Navarro Coral Reef coach said Vernon Davis headed to West Virginia. #UM
6 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite

CaneRock

Hmmmm...

Manny_Navarro Vernon Davis' high school coach said he freshman cornerback longer trusted #UM coaches bit.ly/ONv3WZ
38 seconds ago · reply · retweet · favorite

CaneRock

Vernon Davis' high school coach said the freshman cornerback -- headed to West Virginia -- no longer trusted UM coaches
Vernon Davis grew up dreaming of playing for the Miami Hurricanes. But that dream has apparently died after a few weeks of training camp.

The freshman cornerback from Miami Coral Reef received his release from scholarship Tuesday and according to his former high school coach will be headed to West Virginia on Wednesday morning.

"He just felt like he couldn't trust their coaches anymore," Coral Reef coach Chevas Clements said. "He wasn't happy. He saw how he had slid down the depth chart and how UM was going out and getting all these commitments from guys like [Miami Northwestern's] Artie Burns and [Southridge's] Jamal Carter. When was he going to play?"

REST of story here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/08/vernon-davis-high-school-coach-said-he-freshman-cornerback-longer-trusted-um-coaches.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

Oh well, turns out VD didn't want to compete...MOVIN' ON!!!

usagainsttheworld

"He just felt like he couldn't trust their coaches anymore," Coral Reef coach Chevas Clements said. "He wasn't happy. He saw how he had slid down the depth chart and how UM was going out and getting all these commitments from guys like [Miami Northwestern's] Artie Burns and [Southridge's] Jamal Carter. When was he going to play?"

Isn't the U supposed to to go out and get commitments? Isn't the young man supposed to compete for his position? He doesn't trust the coaches anymore? Did they tell him they weren't going to recruit any other dbs? Give me a break and get a clue!

Old Skool

Make that 17 schollys for next year

Montreal-Cane

Vernon Davis headed to West Virginia...

Next SH...

and the house will be clean to start the season.

Montreal-Cane

Vernon Davis didn't trust himself period.
I wish the kid the best and to grow up.

herbieibis

I guess Vern thought that we weren't going to bring in anymore recruits, since he signed on the dotted line. Obviously he thought more of himself than the coaches did. Just the kind of kid we don't need. Entitlement might be a word these kids are used to in high school but there are several cocks of the walk in college and for all the non-hackers, there is always the WVU's of the world.

Old Skool

So Vernon's gonna play for the mountain mammas

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: herbieibis | August 21, 2012 at 03:02 PM"

Mike Gleannon would like to have a word with you about how he compares to the UM recruiting coordinator dad's boyfriend, overrated Barkley.

Remember this post October 6th herbie when FSU shuts him down again for the second year in a row a week after he gets done torching the Vernon Davis-less secondary in Miami.

86Cane

Brian Bowsher has been named the Digital Media Strategist for the University of Miami Athletics Department, as announced Tuesday by Associate Athletic Director for Communications & Marketing Chris Freet.

“We are elated to add Brian to the external team here at the University of Miami,” Freet said. “Brian had a burning desire to be a Miami Hurricane because of the foundation we have built and the engaged fan base we have the pleasure of conversing with on multiple platforms, every single day.

“Partnered with our experienced team and several new leaders, I am confident that our fan base will see and feel an increase in energy to all things digital,” Freet said.

Bowsher arrives in Miami after spending the past five years with Marquette University’s Athletic Department. During his time with the Golden Eagles, Bowsher began as a marketing assistant and rose to Director of Marketing & Sales, a position he has held for more than three years. He earned his MBA from Marquette’s Graduate School of Management in 2011.

“I’ve admired UM’s online initiatives over the past couple of years, and I’m excited to be able to continue and build upon the success of the department,” Bowsher said.

Old Skool

Digital media specialist for a football team ... probably a Touchdown Tweeter.

86Cane

I know that the season is about to start and it is considered blasphemy to talk recruiting right about now but Rivals just released their latest TOP 250 2013 player list and it appears that the Canes have a legitimate shot at the following 12 players:

#7 Hargreaves
#15 Thomas
#18 McQuay
#39 Alexander
#96 Olsen*
#107 Kirkland
#135 Bostwick
#139 Collins
#167 Cunningham
#173 Burns*
#227 Carter*
#245 Grace

* indicates the 3 current verbal commits to UM.

4-Real

Josh Witt was a $55 committ also. I actually liked Witt. Nevertheless, 2 down....

86Cane

UNFORTUNATE NEWS AT NOTRE DAME:

Notre Dame cornerback Lo Wood will miss the season with an Achilles tendon injury, leaving a secondary already short on experience without one of its starters.

Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly says Wood ruptured his Achilles while backpedaling and turning to run Monday in practice.

"I feel terrible for him," Kelly said. "He's a young man that we all wanted to see get this opportunity that he's worked so hard for. But I feel really good about the other five corners we have as well. We've got five scholarship corners that we believe can play the kind of football necessary for us to be successful."

The junior is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday and isn't expected back until spring practice.

The Irish expect to be strong up front defensively, led by star linebacker Manti Te'o and defensive ends Kapron Lewis-Moore and Stephon Tuitt.

There already was uncertainty in the secondary, which lost Harrison Smith and Robert Blanton to the NFL. Both were drafted by the Minnesota Vikings, Smith in the first round and Blanton in the fifth round.

86Cane


Josh Witt was a $55 committ also. I actually liked Witt. Nevertheless, 2 down....

Posted by: 4-Real | August 21, 2012 at 04:23 PM

4-Real...send me $55 and I will commit to letting U stay on Canespace. LOL

herbieibis

I guess Vern could of used that $55 towards gas money to moonshine country.
-My man OGV, always quick to jump on the Herb, Just like last week when I was talking about Earthquake, I know you're on his Conastoga but where is he now? Barkley ain't overrated, that doesn't mean he's going to be a great pro but as a college QB and the talent he has a around him, he'll light the sky up, now if that's overrated, so be it. It won't happen 2 years in a row.

86, since the turds verbals are dropping left and right, they've lost 5 in the last couple of weeks, Maybe Vern did us a favor by leaving an extra ship for Hargreaves. Will get Cunningham, Bostwick & Grace and maybe kirkland. We already have Olsen, Burns & Carter and we"ll have Collins for a little while longer. We'll need a back-up plan for him. Outside on Thomas & Alexander and no chance at McQuay. That's what the Herb sees in the crystal ball.

86Cane

Herbie: I really like our chances on Hargreaves and McQuay. ;-)

I'm jus sayin...

86Cane

On the day before fall classes begin, the Miami Hurricanes held their fifth and final #CanesCamp two-a-day practice Tuesday at the Greentree Practice Fields. Tuesday culminated in practices 21 and 22 of fall camp.

“I’m enjoying camp and I’m enjoying the continuity on our staff,” second-year head coach Al Golden said. “I think everybody’s communication is better, our trust is better. We didn’t practice as well (Monday) as I would like – although it’s hard to say that as a blanket statement because a lot of guys made progress (Monday).”

The Hurricanes practiced in full pads during Tuesday morning’s session, which lasted approximately two hours. In the afternoon, the Canes practiced in jersey tops and shorts for 80 minutes.

“Overall, it’s been a very fun camp,” Golden said. “What (our players) lack in age and experience, they are making up in want-to and team maturity.”

The fall semester officially begins Wednesday on the University of Miami campus, signifying the final day of #CanesCamp. Miami’s final fall camp practice will begin at 9:25 a.m. on the Greentree Practice Fields.

To purchase tickets for the 2012 football season, visit HurricaneSports.com. For football updates, follow our official Twitter feed at @HurricaneSports.

OCALACANE

Thanks again for your business and all of us at the Hampton Inn we look forward to seeing all of you crazy orange and green Miami fans once again this Fall.

GO CANES!!!

Posted by: Hampton Inn - Plantation | August 21, 2012 at 03:03 PM

Always made me and mine feel TOP SHELF!!

4-Real

I'll give u $75 CEO! Take it or leave it!!

86Cane

4-Real...SOLD!!!

MDCane

Must be more to the Davis story than playing time. WV signed 6 DB in last year’s class and if 2 walk-ons is in starting rotation then the only difference between the two programs are the mountain air versus the ocean air (change of scenery).

Montreal-Cane

What sanctions? USC No. 1 in AP poll

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP

Southern California is No. 1 in the AP Top 25, tossing off the weight of NCAA sanctions and returning to a familiar place in the rankings - with a boost from LSU's problems.

USC earned the top spot in The Associated Press' preseason college football poll for the seventh time in school history and the first time in five seasons, edging out No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 LSU.

The Trojans received 25 of a possible 60 first-place votes from a media panel in a close vote. USC received 1,445 points. Defending national champion Alabama had 17 first-place votes and 1,411 points while LSU, the Crimson Tide's SEC rival, got 16 first-place votes and 1,402 points.

Oklahoma was fourth with a single first-place vote and Oregon was fifth. Michigan, at No. 8, received the only other first-place vote.

The Tigers were poised to start the season No. 1 before Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu got kicked off the team a week ago.

orange 'n green in the vein

The fact Portis made it to his prime years at all was mildly surprising to me, wasn't sure he could take the NFL abuse at his size but apparently he could . . . to a point.

Canesteeler

Yahoo sports is reporting Drew Rosehaus may be having financial issues in his corporation. An ex employee is suing him and his brother for 1 mil in commissions. After the shat Drew pulled last year with UM players it is time someone busts his arrogant ass! Much respect to ex Cane Clinton Portis who has officially announced his retirement.

Hassan

The fact Portis made it to his prime years at all was mildly surprising to me, wasn't sure he could take the NFL abuse at his size but apparently he could . . . to a point.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 21, 2012 at 07:41 PM
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To a point? The guy could have been a top 5 all time RB had he stuck in Denver. Had anyone signed him he could easily had been over 11-12 thousand yards. what do you want him to do to get past your ....point? What is your point 20,000 thousand yards and 5,000 carries?


Vernon did not trust the coaches?... GTHOH

The coaches every time they talk to the public every recruiting cycle nearly every interview they talk about recruiting someone to beat you out, this is UM, did he think we would just let him be 4th string and leave it at that, obviously he was not getting it done so we will recruit some studs. Unbelievable, we tell a kid exactly what we will do and then we do it and then they say they can not trust us lol Excuse us for trying to be competitive and win a few ball games.

86Cane

Hassan...U are 100% accurate.

OH, BTW, NEW BLOG IS UP!

orange 'n green in the vein

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Portis is retiring due to injuries with a few good year left in him. That's the point Hassan. Maybe if the comissioner's office had tampered down on the leaving your feet type of contact on tackles like they have recently before he was drafted he'd still have a couple hundred carries left in him.

Actually, it's probably better for him to get out now without the extra CTE accumulation anyway, we all know Clinton was never the most normal type of personality in the first place, could be trouble for him post-playing-career if his neurons aren't all there more than they've already suffered.

Frank  Frederick

We have stayed here many times and love returning. Another outstanding Hampton Inn.

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