« Room For Improvement: Part II | Main | Where Do Wizards Go? »

January 18, 2013

Comments

WWIN

AG is NOT ignorant. (A bit "blind" to his good buddy D'No no doubt... but not ignorant.)

Posted by: roachcane77 | January 19, 2013 at 03:21 PM

I don't think he would jeopardize his career for NOBODY. He just knows something that the fans don't

WWIN

Papa Cane (@ByPapaCane)
Best of luck to Coach Jedd Fisch in his new job as offensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Coach Golden & AD were aware days ago.

laquinton

anybody see skai moore on twitter ? wantstoto know why um never offered

UMike

anybody see skai moore on twitter ? wantstoto know why um never offered

Posted by: laquinton | January 19, 2013 at 05:46 PM

I once wondered that too, but I trust the staff. I am positive they know about him, especially with them recruiting Cummingham. It may be the staff likes its chances with Thomas and Grace..or some other issue we are not aware of.

UMike

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan
Dad of #UM #Canes commit Kevin Olsen tells Miami Herald his son is "absolutely'' coming to Miami, despite Fisch leaving

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan
Chris Olsen, dad of #UM commit Kevin "To be a coordinator in the NFL, those opportunities don't come around very often''

UMike

I just spoke to the father of Miami Hurricanes four-star quarterback recruit Kevin Olsen, who is in Coral Gables this weekend with his parents for his official recruiting trip.

Chris Olsen, who just retired as the Wayne Hills (N.J.) High School football coach after a storied 26-season career, said Kevin will "absolutely" still attend the University of Miami, despite today's announcement that offensive coordinator Jedd Fish has left to become the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator.

"Al Golden is the main guy,'' Chris said of UM's head coach. "We certainly had a good relationship with Jedd and really liked him. And we certainly anticipate the next guy being very similar -- whoever it may be.

"We weren't expecting this, but it's a great opportunity for Jedd and everybody has to do what's best for them. Jedd had a great opportunity and he was the perfect person for the job. To be a coordinator in the NFL, those opportunities don't come around very often. There's never a good time, but if that's something to which you aspire, if it comes around you've got to take it.''

Chris Olsen, who is in South Florida with his wife, Sue, said Kevin had "a great day today and a great day Friday'' during his visit, and that he was taking a nap.

Concluded Olsen: "I think things will fall in place. I'm sure Al Golden has a plan.''

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/01/kevin-olsens-father-says-the-four-star-quarterback-is-absolutely-not-wavering-on-his-commitment-to-m.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

I know recruiting was bad before..but with all these rule changes, it is about to get a lot worse. Oh and the bad part..it will be worse on these KIDS..but I forgot the NCAA doesnt really care much for those kids, just the money they produce.

LB

This is bloody awful. AWFUL.

They better replace him STAT.

MDCane

Does Bama pay their coordinators NFL type salary? No coach seems to leave Bama.

MDCane

Fisch leaving stinks. I had high hopes for the offense in 2013, but have to wait and see who replaces Fisch.

86Cane

You betcha.

Posted by: dj moonbat | January 19, 2013 at 02:51 PM

Haters gonna hate?

Pessimists gonna be negative and worry and see a problem where one does not exist?

You betcha!

86Cane

Seems like Carroll is the odd man out, I just don't see this guy as a WRs coach.
Oh well, we'll see.

Posted by: CaneRock | January 19, 2013 at 04:40 PM

So WWIN...what did I tell U just the other day via email? Don't say it OUT LOUD, but just remember what I said, OK? LOL

86Cane

You betcha.

Posted by: dj moonbat | January 19, 2013 at 02:51 PM

Man if I were U, I would give up my season tickets ASAP. Oh wait, I forgot, U don't have season tickets do U?

Not to worry then U are good. U betcha!

laquinton

rick neuheisel ? sp chk

dj moonbat

[Golden] didn't get a call this morning from Fisch saying "Hey, I just secretly went up to Jax and interviewed for their OC job. I'm hired. Cya!" This has been known by Golden as a possibilty or even likelyhood since before Mario was hired.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 19, 2013 at 03:56 PM


This is certainly true. But if you're paranoid, you're starting to think that Mario was hired not because Golden knew that Fisch was leaving, but because somebody in the administration knows Golden is leaving. Let's face it, Mario's current positioning has "coach in waiting" written all over it.

Cane steeled

It does stink losing our OC but it is also great to have coaches on staff that others want. Time to say next up. I don't know how much experience Mario has running the O.

Canesteeler

Should read canesteeler

orange 'n green in the vein

Jedd got tired of being blamed for scoring 40 points in losses for the roommate and took the better offer. Can't blame him.

Whoever Golden hires should be ok'd by The Pimp for vetting IMO.

Montreal-Cane

Let's go after the best OC and pay him...
How about Oregon OC? Now that Chip Kelly is gone...

Montreal-Cane

Posted by: dj moonbat | January 19, 2013 at 07:14 PM

It's quite possible.

orange 'n green in the vein

Scott Gomez for OC Monty. He and D'No would be a perfect pair to follow up the worst defensive Miami team of all time and set all the futility records at once.

WWIN

Monty,

I believe he's the HC now that Chip Kelly is gone

WWIN

So WWIN...what did I tell U just the other day via email? Don't say it OUT LOUD, but just remember what I said, OK? LOL

Posted by: 86Cane | January 19, 2013 at 07:07 PM

I remember, you wuz right!! Lol

TLuv

So I have 2 teams in sports:

1)The Miami Hurricanes
2)The St. Louis Cardinals

First Fisch leaving, then Stan "the man" Musial passing. The hits just keep on coming...

Reaching for scotch now

Montreal-Cane

orange 'n green in the vein | January 19, 2013 at 08:11 PM

OGV i would never take gomez even as the waterboy..lol...

Da U N Houston

This might be a good thing for Morris. Jacksonville will have a high 1st n second round pick next year......... Hmmmmm

86Cane

Reaching for scotch now

Posted by: TLuv | January 19, 2013 at 08:21 PM

"I LOVE SCOTCH."

Montreal-Cane

Monty,

I believe he's the HC now that Chip Kelly is gone

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | January 19, 2013 at 08:12 PM


I don't think Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich has been named the HC at Oregon but once again it would be a very long shot. I just hope the next OC will be as smart and effecient as Fisch and that he is a fast teacher with a great playbook for the type of players we have.

Montreal-Cane

Jedd Fisch and Miami coaches told recruits at breakfast this morning about his decision to leave for Jaguars. Saw no point in delaying news.

Panamacitycane

there are a lot of coaches that would kill to be able to coach this talent, who wouldnt want a player like morris as a QB and of course every coach in america would do anything for a duke johnson.. duke is going to go down as one of if not the best canes player ever.. he is obviously a great player but seems to have his head on straight. and he can get recruits to come on over, I guarantee goldens phone has been blowing up from coached interested. and of course like the players our coaches when even a little bit successful pipeline straight to the NFL.

CaneRock

McDonald is the OC at Syracuse.
Fisch is the OC at J'Ville.
If these kids know how to put 2-n-2 together, then they'll know that AG has made, or will make a good hire for OC.

So in the words of Marlo Stansfield at a co-op meeting..."Muthafukas, shut the fuk uuuup."

laquinton

http://m.baltimoreravens.com/account/client/nfl/team.jsp?team=ravens&page=coaches_ravens&cell=HOSTLERJ&flat=&pageSize=1

like soup said

laquinton

hue jackson

86Cane

There are so MANY highly qualified coaches out there it is just a matter of preference. It shouldn't be long.

86Cane

After weekend visits are done Golden will focus down and get his man for OC. I am sure Fisch and Cristobal among MANY others made recomendations to add to his already pre-existing list.

roachcane77

Trust in Golden... We'll be fine.

(If we could ONLY get a "real" D Co.)

laquinton

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Johnson_(American_football) or him

laquinton

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Cignetti,_Jr. but remember this guy

86Cane

LQ...I do remember Cignetti, I do, I do!

CaneRock

hue jackson

Posted by: laquinton | January 19, 2013 at 09:35 PM

Uh, NOPES!, I don't think that guy will be coming here. Nate Webster is locked up for sleeping with His under-age daughter. And Nate's family had some VERY! not so nice things to say about Hue Himself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWfndojV6OI

WWIN

Trust in Golden... We'll be fine.

(If we could ONLY get a "real" D Co.)

Posted by: roachcane77 | January 19, 2013 at 09:52 PM

That's a contradiction. Lol

Hassan

Ken Dorsey
Hopefully I'll have some good news for everyone soon! Thank "U" for the love!

Montreal-Cane

Vinny could be a QB coach

laquinton

Ken dorsey does know chuds offense.. helped cam newton out

Montreal-Cane

Oregon is promoting OC Mark Helfrich to head coach, a source told CBS Sat night.

WWIN

Monty,

I believe he's the HC now that Chip Kelly is gone

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | January 19, 2013 at 08:12 PM

I don't think Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich has been named the HC at Oregon but once again it would be a very long shot. I just hope the next OC will be as smart and effecient as Fisch and that he is a fast teacher with a great playbook for the type of players we have.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | January 19, 2013 at 08:43 PM


http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/bruce-feldman/21584828/helfrich-to-be-named-oregon-head-coach

WWIN

^^^^^^^
Sorry bout that Monty

86Cane

Going to go to church and pray for the UM athletic department, head coach Al Golden and a really awesome new Offensive Coordinator. Be back soon...

Terrance Sullivan

Let's go Ravens.

UMike

I love how Golden takes every opportunity to market Miami...

Al Golden statement:

"It's been a great week for the University of Miami and the NFL as evidenced by the hires of Marc Trestman (Chicago Bears) and Rob Chudzinski (Cleveland Browns) as head coaches, having the most former players participating in the conference championship games Sunday and now the hiring of Jedd Fisch as the offensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars. We are happy for Jedd and his family. Jedd has done a great job for us here at the University of Miami and we are proud of the contributions he made to our program over the past two seasons. We wish him and amber and the Jacksonville Jaguars the best of luck for years to come."

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/01/al-golden-and-jedd-fisch-statements-regarding-jedd-leaving-the-miami-hurricanes.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

Al Golden ‏@GoldenAl

Sunday am recruiting from Coconut Grove! Only at The U! #"ALL ABOARD!" pic.twitter.com/2e2WY6W8

UMike

InsideTheU.com ‏@InsideTheU
Ivan McCartney Says He Wishes He Was a Cane http://miami.247sports.com/Board/92/Ivan-McCartney-Says-He-Wishes-He-Was-a-Cane-15991145

UMike

Jorge Milian ‏@caneswatch
With Louisville losing tonight to Syracuse, Duke could be No. 1 when it faces Miami on Wednesday night at the BUC. Has to leapfrog Indiana.

CaneRock

WTH! is Sileo smoking.

WQAM-560 has suspended host Dan Sileo for two days in the wake of a series of sexist insults delivered, via Twitter, to Fox broadcaster Erin Andrews.

Sileo's shots at Andrews began Thursday evening when he was commenting about media coverage of the Manti Te'o story: "Media's funny on how the Te'o story was so NOT covered right by the media. Well, when bimbos like Erin Andrews."

Andrews responded, via Twitter: "So funny, because I never worked a Notre Dame game. Not sure how I could have covered it. Blame it on someone else."

Sileo then told Andrews, among other things, to "make me dinner, bake me a cake" and "go cover a cat show." He also tweeted: "I have no respect for her. Worst sports reporter chick in sports."

Sileo, who already had angered WQAM management with the initial tweets, made the situation even worse by then tweeting on Thursday evening: "Love Erin Andrews either naked or in a porn. Not at a sports desk."

In March 2010, Michael David Barrett was sentenced to 30 months in prison for filming Andrews through peepholes at hotels in Nashville, Tenn., and Milwaukee. One of those videos, showing Andrews naked, was posted on the Internet and went viral.

Sileo on Saturday tweeted: "Wanted to apologize [for] the peephole and porn stuff. Whatever I think of ur work... not cool. I have a daughter."

WQAM declined to comment on the suspension, which was justified. He will miss his 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. show on Monday and Tuesday.

CGNC

Good morning space people! DJ - that is a good point but I am with Co - I think there was an idea that one of the coaches was leaving so Mario was hired. Which is cool with me.

CGNC

Oh and Go Ravens :-D

Jack

NFL NETWORK = BETTER THAN ESPN

Check out the NFL network. better pregame show than ESPN, plus you get to see two Great Canes Sapp and Irvin!!

Jack

ED REEEEEEEED!!!

RAAAAAAAY LEWIS!!!!!

Go RAVENS!

TonyCane

The troll is back. I prefer to imagine him/her as Shrek, mucking around in his swamp with Donkey.

DeployedDiehardCane

No one got nothing to say on the new commit?

Ohio_Cane

I've been out of town since yesterday morning. What'd I miss?

Oh, trolls are back? Shocking.

We got a commitment from the DL I posted about a couple days ago:

Herbie's eyes ONLY:

New Canes visitor this weekend. DL Ufomba Kamalu, 6'5 280. JUCO kid Golden brought in.

Rivals: http://rivals.yahoo.com/westvirginia/football/recruiting/player-Ufomba-Kamalu-145024

Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1370200/highlights/31555373

Says 2014 there, but he's not.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 18, 2013 at 02:28 PM
--------------------------------------------

SIZE HELPS!

86Cane

Can't even go to church without them trolls coming around.

DEAR TROLL: GET A LIFE, I'LL PRAY FOR U!

j.w.

Alright, new DT, some like him, some don't, mostly because they think this means we struck out on some of the other targets. I don't have any clue about the kid, hoping for the best.
Now, at the risk of alienating myself from my New England heritage, let's go Ravens, Reed and Ray Ray deserve this!

raizecane

NCAA to simplify rules

- http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/8859951/ncaa-starts-simplify-rules-including-contacting-recruits-issue

CoCane

The new recruit looks like garbage. I hope he pans out.

Considering the few scholarships left supposedly for the big time targets all I can say is... WTF???

Oh well

DeployedDiehardCane

Not trying to be pessimistic, but why do I get the feeling that this big weekend that we have all been waiting for didn't really provide the end result some of us had in mind? Don't like the new commit, not gonna lie. I hope he make me eat crow in the future, but i'm not feeling it.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

This big recruiting weekend ended up eerily quiet, i thought there was supposed to be a big splash? I'm not expecting a big class that will rank in the top25 in recruiting sites but i am hoping we land the kids we're expecting to be canes.

Ohio_Cane

I expected at least 1 commitment, but I knew we wouldn't hear from Collins or Bryant. I thought Kirkland or Bostwick might commit, but they didn't.

NY Trooper

The weekend is not over. In addition Monday is a holiday.

Hassan

Dobbard got his credits he will EE now we have 5 EE's

Jack

If Al Golden likes the commit, well then so do I. Golden and his staff have proven that they can evaluate talent. Next step develop it! UM was built on under the radar talent with a chip on their shoulder. So keep dogging them so that chip keeps growing. Go Canes!

WWIN

Going to go to church and pray for the UM athletic department, head coach Al Golden and a really awesome new Offensive Coordinator. Be back soon...

Posted by: 86Cane | January 20, 2013 at 07:25 AM

That's how it's done right there!!! You are either part of the problem or part of the solution?

Ohio_Cane


If Al Golden likes the commit, well then so do I. Golden and his staff have proven that they can evaluate talent.

Posted by: Jack | January 20, 2013 at 01:05 PM
---------------------------------------

THIS!

Ohio_Cane


The weekend is not over. In addition Monday is a holiday.

Posted by: NY Trooper | January 20, 2013 at 12:50 PM
---------------------------------------------

Very true. Still may get another commit.

Not to mention we should get Jermaine Grace's commitment Tuesday

kenyon19ypr

I'm with you Ohio. We probably get Grace on Tuesday anyway. That said, I didn't think we would get anything big. Thomas, Kirkland, and Bryant are all NSD guys and Collins--first of all seems like a stand-up guy--wants to take his ARK visit and then decide right after.

Open question, was it Coley's friend that has his offer pulled?

Jack

Thank you Ohio, ;)

CaneRock

I like this new commit, Ufomba Kamalu.
6-6 270 anc can run a 4.65!, that's HELLUVA! impressive.

Da U N Houston

Didn't see much on new commit tape, BUT 6'6" 290 DT? You can't teach that. I trust the coaching staff and their evaluation n development. Look at S. Green, Olsen Pierre, etc. these guys are developing now imagine they were that size.

I just hope we can get him in during spring n not in the summer. He is a Juco kid right?

86Cane

Miami's Ron Fraser, the Wizard of College Baseball, died this morning.

RIP Coach.

CaneRock

Miami's Ron Frasier, the Wizard of College Baseball, died this morning.

RIP Coach.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 20, 2013 at 02:15 PM

WOW!
Didn't know that, RIP Coach Frasier.

CaneRock

Barry Jackson:

### UM picked up an oral commitment from junior college defensive end Ufomba Kamalu, who had 14 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles for Butler CC in Kansas last season. He was rated a two-star recruit by rivals.com and three stars by ESPN. Canesport.com said he could play end, d-tackle or tight end.

### Several former UM coaches were briefed on their violations last week, and one who expected to be punished for recruiting rules-breaking said there were no surprises in what he was told. But the NCAA forbids them from discussing it.

### The NCAA has tried very hard the last couple of months to prove some of Nevin Shapiro’s new basketball allegations, including claims of violations in UM’s recruitment of John Wall. We hear Wall’s AAU coach, Brian Clifton, told the NCAA in a meeting -- late last year --- that while he met Shapiro, Wall never met Shapiro; that UM offered no inducements; and that neither he nor Wall asked for any. One UM assistant was pushed hard on exactly what Frank Haith knew.

### With Jedd Fisch leaving for the Jacksonville Jaguars, keep this in mind: Before hiring Fisch two years ago, Al Golden also spoke with Brian Daboll. Daboll then took a job as the Dolphins' offensive coordinator (he was fired after one season) and then took the same job in 2012 with the Kansas City Chiefs, which also ended in his dismissal. Daboll re-joined the New England Patriots' offensive staff this past week; Bill Belichick wouldn't specify his responsibilities but he won't be coordinator..... For those wondering, new UM tight ends coach/associate head coach Mario Cristobal has never been an offensive coordinator.

### Neither UM’s Brandon McGee nor Mike James was invited to the Senior Bowl, and Mel Kiper projects both as late round picks, though some scouts believe McGee could rise to a mid-rounder.

“James could push his way on a roster as a third back,” Kiper said, adding no other Cane player will be drafted in April. By the way, James, McGee, Darius Smith and Vaughn Telemaque were on rosters for other draft showcase games this weekend, neither as prestigious as next Saturday's Senior Bowl.

Account Deleted

Word I have is that No'D will be moved over and become our new OC.

They figure that since he made all of our opponents O's look like NFL teams why can't he do the same for ours??

dj moonbat

Word I have is that No'D will be moved over and become our new OC.

They figure that since he made all of our opponents O's look like NFL teams why can't he do the same for ours??

Posted by: longtimecanefan | January 20, 2013 at 02:32 PM


Totally sweet! We averaged 486 yards/gm given up last year. Put those numbers on the opposite side of the ball, and all of a sudden you've got the nation's #14 offense!

Ohio_Cane

Open question, was it Coley's friend that has his offer pulled?

Posted by: kenyon19ypr | January 20, 2013 at 01:56 PM
-----------------------------------------------

No, Franklin is Collins' friend. They still have an offer in to Coley's friend. I believe Eddie Jackson?

laquinton

daboll is a good hire. golden should pull that trigger

laquinton

didn't know that Bellevue, wa is the #1 high school football team in the county. nice

Montreal-Cane

Didn't know that, RIP Coach Frasier.

Posted by: CaneRock | January 20, 2013 at 02:21 PM

This is sad. I met Ron Frasier in 1979 for the first time and he gave me the opportunity to try out for the Hurricanes in 1982 on the National Championship team...We even played an exhibition game that year VS The Montreal Expos, Gary Carter( a good friend RIP), Tim Raines, Andre Dawson and co. Unfortunately i was cut a week prior to the sart of the regular season. All i can say about Ron Fraser he was a great human being and the best coach ever in college baseball.

The 1982 College World Series was played at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska from June 4 to June 12. The thirty-sixth tournament's champion was the University of Miami, coached by Ron Fraser. The Most Outstanding Player was Dan Smith of the University of Miami.

RIP Coach Fraser

Ohio_Cane

Dobbard got his credits he will EE now we have 5 EE's

Posted by: Hassan | January 20, 2013 at 12:58 PM
--------------------------------------------

This is great! Good update, Hassan!

Montreal-Cane

Now 5 EE not bad for a small recruiting class.

Montreal-Cane

Ron Fraser led Miami to national titles in 1982 and 1985, taking the Hurricanes to the College World Series 12 times over his 30 years at the school. He retired in 1992 with 1,271 wins, never having a losing season in his three decades overseeing the program.

UpNorthCane27

You gotta love Standish that boy is a cane through and through, he will be a beast going through Utough and spring ball.....!!

kenyon19ypr

No, Franklin is Collins' friend. They still have an offer in to Coley's friend. I believe Eddie Jackson?

----------------------------------------------

Ohio- I just read an ESPN article that was released today and Franklin is cancelling visits to other schools because he's solid to FSU. Now I'm confused haha

Montreal-Cane

Gore never plays with knee pads...It's crazy after all the surgeries...He is the bionic man

TLuv

Both Bryant and Bostwick's mom want their sons to go to UM. That helps our chances.

Ohio_Cane

Ohio- I just read an ESPN article that was released today and Franklin is cancelling visits to other schools because he's solid to FSU. Now I'm confused haha

Posted by: kenyon19ypr | January 20, 2013 at 04:19 PM
-------------------------------------------

Maybe I have em backwards? I read that on CanesInsight

j.w.

Sad to hear of Coach Fraser's pasisng. Met him twice, inteviewed him once, he was truly a nice guy, firendly to everyone, and a gracious winner as well. We were lucky to have him.

laquinton

tluv brissetts mom wanted the. same thing

Montreal-Cane

Frank Gore my man...You see Alex Collins...It's all about the "U"

TLuv

Posted by: laquinton | January 20, 2013 at 04:54 PM

Not a guarantee, but still helps our chances. Bryant's mom wants him to stay in FL.

Bostwick's mom....
"I had a great time - it's nice," Jay-Ann said. "I know the U is a school he always wanted to go to since he was a little boy. I had a great time with the players and coach Golden also. They were wonderful. Like I told them, we moved from Miami and I never even dreamed Jaynard would have gotten this far in football. Back then it was coming back wasn't an option. But now have reconsidered everything. I explained to coach Golden that I'm okay with his decision (if Bostwick picks UM). The visit put everything in a whole different light."

"I'd said Miami wasn't an option, but now I visited - I saw how he interacted with all the players and it seemed he fit in," Jay-Ann Bostwick said. "And his heart is at the U. I really do believe he'll wind up at Miami."

TLuv

Golden has an in-home with Bostwick on Thursday

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 06/2007