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December 13, 2013

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2002nemo

Right on!

4-Real

Ethnic Sands!!

Coldcane

Excellent positive article...we needed that...put me on the bus for next year

SOUP

Thanks to Chris Yandle from UM for his help with the stats in this article.

roachcane77

Yes… positive moves. Nice research for sure. (Of course, our moves up from the bottom of the barrel defensively are all "relative.")

However, positive all the same. (Must focus on the positive, MUST focus on the positive!) It's not easy… buy I'm trying.

If we could just get VaCane on our defensive staff, I would feel a LOT better about where we're headed.

KYcane

If we could just get VaCane on our defensive staff, I would feel a LOT better about where we're headed.

Posted by: roachcane77 | December 13, 2013 at 08:09 PM

AMEN Brother! or at least his attitude.

laquinton

Great article 86.

Anybody else hearing we flipped that miami safety that's committed to Louisville

longtimecanefan

and another top 10....thank you...

Montreal-Cane

InsideTheU.com ‏@InsideTheU 2m
DB Marques Gayot Flips From Louisville To Miami

Terrance Sullivan

Great Stuff Soup. Mad props to Chris Yandle at UM for the stats. We are definitely going in the right direction probably not as fast as we like but definitely going in the right direction cant wait to hang out and party with U peeps 2 weeks from now.

DeeCane

this is a BIG get by the Miami staff if Gayot has indeed flipped his commitment to us...Good Size Strong Safety with alot of hitting power and good Speed...man this class is coming together..now only if we get Hester and JC Jackson to round out out secondary..this would be huge!!!!!!

Go Canes

Louisville has lost a football commitment. 3-star Fla. safety Marques Gayot flips to Miami.

Go Canes

Brennan Carroll ‏@brennanpcarroll 2m
#WelcomeToTheU !!!

RCCF

12% Bus U Rang….

RCCF12%

Ohio_Cane

Now, we need HESTER and JC JACKSON and our db's are just about done.

Coldcane

lol...RCCF...you funny dude...just let me on

KYcane

Coldcane, how you been?

raizecane

If you have not used the app "Waze", I am going to recommend it. It's a nav app but also alerts you of speed traps.

Ohio_Cane

Dixon wearing an OSU hat means nothing. He wore Canes shorts the other day with OSU and a couple other schools watching him practice.

It ain't over yet for Dixon.

TonyCane

Hurt Locker just got broken open.

Willie Will in Missouri

I'm glad we finally cracked the code for unlimited scholarships like fswho!!!

Coldcane

KY...I am good bro...what's good with you?

Terrance Sullivan

ColdCane whats good man.

KYcane

Just workin', reading the 'space and trying to stay in good with the better half.

Ohio_Cane

Unfortunately almost every "expert" is picking Dixon to OSU. Doesn't mean he is, but not looking great.

I'm sad. Really liked this kid.

Willie Will in Missouri

^^^^^^^^^|
Ohio, wonder if this affects Kaaya????

Willie Will in Missouri

Ohio, what's the scoop on Gayot playing wise, is he a gem or project???

Also Hester?

HawaiiCane

WWIM... it shouldn't. He knows we got Langham, Berrios and Brady! Plus the Irvin's' and Moss comin soon too!

herbieibis

Smart move, if Dixon goes to OSU. He can learn how to block, he can freeze his azz off and maybe catch 2 to 3 passes a game. Yeah, that would be a head scratcher and would end up like most Florida boys that go their and transfer.

Ohio_Cane

Does NOT effect Kaaya.

I really like Gayot. Real good player. Good size, ball skills, tackling, etc. I wouldn't call him a "gem", but he's def no project kid like Mayes could be. Like I said before, I'd prefer Hester, but we can still get BOTH!

Ohio_Cane

Hester is a gem at his position IMO. Tackles with BAD intentions, great ball skills, and is actually pretty dangerous once he has the ball. Real good size for his age too

TonyCane

Herbie, it's like a star WR going to Georgia Tech and expecting to have 1000 yards receiving. It MIGHT happen in his college career, but not in any single season.

TonyCane

Willie Will...that was part of the NCAA agreement. The secret part. Unlimited scholarships while on probation.

Golden is building an army. Literally!

86Cane

BY THE NUMBERS:

The Associated Press ‏@AP 5h

BREAKING: Nobody wins $425M Mega Millions jackpot; officials estimate $550M prize for Tuesday's drawing.

86Cane

Class 6A – Armwood (14-0) vs. Miami Central (12-1): This is a rematch of the 2010 title game that never took place – at least according to the record books. Armwood beat Miami Central on the field for the 6A championship, but later had to vacate the title after an FHSAA investigation uncovered several ineligible players. Miami Central also vacated their season following an FHSAA investigation.

With QB Noah Johnson at the helm, the Hawks offense averages 155.3 yards in the air and 168.8 yards on the ground. Senior Craig Carrington (505 rushing yards, 6 TDs) and junior Caylon Holloway (420 rushing yards, 8 TDs) help pound the rock. But this is, once again, a defensive driven team, led by DL Byron Cowart (13 sacks), ILB Jordan Griffin (150 tackles, 4 sacks) and S Kyle Gibson (4 interceptions). Nationally ranked Miami Central is missing its top offensive stars Joseph Yearby (broken leg), but the Rockets still have plenty of playmakers willing to step up to cause the Hawks defense fits. In the postseason, Miami Central is averaging 49 points per game, while Armwood has limited its opponents to an average of only 9.8 points per game.

86Cane

Hassan...who am i going to get to interview Art Kehoe in the stands if U don't go? LOL

I'll be there, leaving at 10 AM to go to the Citrus Bowl to watch Central bring home the 'Ship!

CaneRock

Barry Jackson:

The past two years, “almost every high school we left, we left answering 20 questions about something we didn’t have any answers about,” Golden said. “We did that for 28 months. It’s very difficult to recruit under those circumstances.

READ MORE! here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/12/7-pm-update-golden-addresses-issues-in-news-conference-fins-playoff-scenarios.html#storylink=cpy

VA Cane

I hope this class will be legendary....it looks pretty good. I wish I could see more of these kids...I would be interested in you guessed it....their fundamentals. That's the first thing I look at in a young player....how does he block and tackle carry catch protect the ball, react in situations is he timid or will he deliver a blow....and how does he think...can he remember snap counts, line up right....not hold or clip...block in back....only us old cats say clip...LOL....stance very important....and attitude can he be calm or is he a loudmouth....lots of things to consider...hope this bunch will do well...got good feeling from the film and comments you guys share

Remember MNW was gonna bring home the gold....but were just legends in their own minds...

Roach and KY thank you for the kind thoughts...your support and consideration is greatly appreciated TYVM

VA Cane

Very good article Soup, it shows a lot of gains ands positive advancement.....I know things will get better on D...they have to. Defense is a tough thing to coach; I have been a defender all my football life. I am a very good offensive line coach....I love line play. D is very tough to get it together it is a lot of work.

We are going in the right direction and I am pulling for AG and Co to keep it up....hey man I got the soap bucket and rag out washing those dirty bus tires and rims.....

Go Canes

Bruce Feldman ‏@BFeldmanCBS 2m
More than everyone in Pac12 makes. RT @CecilHurt: The average coaching salary in the SEC West next season will be roughly $4 million.

Ohio_Cane

We'll end up having like 8-10 kids who are state champs in FL. Lol

Go Canes

This class is the direct result of the thousands of hours of work this staff has put in over the last two to three years.

These players aren't just committing because we picked up the phone the day after the NCAA fiasco ended and asked them to come on down. These coaches have been on most of these guys for two and even three years, all of them under the grips of an enormous scandal.

I know there are some on here that continually rip everything having to do with Coach Golden and his guys, but I'm really proud of their work and the young men who continue to come in ready to get this program back to where it should be.

herbieibis

Hester is a good size kid. If there is a negative not exceptionally fast but of course with proper coaching, he can get that 40 time down.
Va Cane with all these spread type offenses, it puts a premium on the talent you bring in to defend the whole field. The pro style offense is sort of antiquated, with only a dozen or so schools still running it. I see where a lot of schools are running some variance of a 4-2-5 defense to combat the spread. What defense do you see is best suited to stop the spread and what kind of athlete do we need at each position?
Then you have the Auburn, Ga. Tech type offenses to defend. Those kind of offense, to me means you really don't have need al-star type players, it's based mainly on execusion and a smart QB, who is not necessarily a great passer but efficient.

herbieibis

Neal looks like a kid we can add as he really has no big time offers, with S. Flo & WVU our main comp. Big kid at 6'2 185.

SOUP

Citrus Bowl...Central fans everywhere.

30CINCO

I know there are some on here that continually rip everything having to do with Coach Golden and his guys, but I'm really proud of their work and the young men who continue to come in ready to get this program back to where it should be.

Posted by: Go Canes | December 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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Great job by the staff! the loyalty shown by Golden and staff for not bolting after learning of the NCAA mess gets forgotten about.

RARA

I've always contended that this program is going in the right direction and that Golden has the potential to lead us back to the promised land as I think he had all the qualities necessary to be a great head coach. My position has been that him being inflexible with his defensive philosophy of read and react passivity in conjunction with the 3-4 scheme he is trying to implement will likely prevent Golden from reaching the heights he can achieve. While the talent on defense is not elite, we have enough now to be much better than what we've shown. That's all I will say about that as I will try and focus on the positive until the bowl game (and hopefully after that). I never root for my team to lose or get demolished for the satisfaction of being right.

VA Cane

Amen to that Go Canes!!! They have done an excellent job of recruiting, and with the NCAA situation resolved it will get even better. I try not to rip people at all, I do try to suggest things I feel are critical to every player coach and team....they may not be but they have worked for me. Amen to the work and effort and it will continue to get better.

However, along with these great recruiters and players we must

A. become greater coaches who can continue to teach and re-emphasize fundamentals and develop skills to combine with the initial talent

B. become greater players who can continually develop fundamentals and learn new skills concepts ideas and schemes; be open minded team oriented students of the game

To succeed this must happen with every player team and coach. I have seen it in myself as a player and coach. As I coach I had great coaches and mentors My Dad VA Cane Sr., Coaches(Brothers) Sid and Jack Johnson, Coachs Doug McCoy and Norm Lineburg, and my position coach in college Danny Ford of Clemson. Coach Ford thought I was a madman a throwback....he pushed me to be a great player even though I was small especially by todays standards....lucky I listened. Jack Tatum, whom I had a wonderful friendship with and Lester Hayes were huge influences I hit people like a felonious assault due to JT. Jack Johnson I talk with regularly whom I love as my former coach; he is so important to me. My Father saw every game I ever played (he coached me from 7-10)in sandlot HS and college; he was my idol. He was a great HS college and pro..great coach and father; he told me once that pound for pound I was the best he ever saw....I used to laugh at it...he meant it...these people influenced me...made me a player...and coach...I cannot call myself a great coach, but I have learned so much from so many people that I CAN say I am a much better coach that I was at 19 I developed into a much better coach from listening learning asking questions...now maybe I can give back yet I still listen and learn....I get a lot from you people to add to my work....I read everybodys comments and thoughts....you guys are amazing and I put some of your input into my plans...Thanks!!!!

SOUP

Dalvin Cook with a 40 yard TD!

SOUP

Central gets ball back. Armwood with two 3 and outs.

VA Cane

Ohio I think the old A P Carter song from the hills of VA nail it "Diamond in the Rough." The young man would be a wonderful addition.

RARA I am also with you; I like your point about the 3-4, I do not use it but it has been a goldmine for some people. I like a lot of different looks and I use things people mock...the 46, The Dallas Flex, a 53, a 4/4 stack/flex 3/3/5 and a 4/3....I let them laugh....yes my kids are 13, but at 79-3 97% win rate in 7 yrs, they are the best kids in Central VA and they are playing all over the place...UVA, VT, James Madison, TN, NC, U of Michigan, Atlanta Falcons....so guess who is really laughing!!!

Also RARA I love your close....I never want my team to ever lose....I say my point and it works for me, but if I am wrong and UM wins damn if I am not happy....I want to go on a 100 game win streak!!!!!!! Go Canes Go staff keep grabbing the kids!!!!

TJL

Is Cook going to announce today after the game?

SOUP

Central 21, Armwood 0, second period.

Terrance Sullivan

I just want our Canes to win this bowl game in 2 weeks against Louisville in the Citrus Bowl. Like I have said countless times our Canes need to get over the bowl and 10 win hurdle that have been hanging over our squad heads. Our Canes have been in a serious drought and we need to end this drought in Orlando 2 weeks from today in the worst way. Lose the game and just like 2009 season it would be considered a good year not a very good year. Lets take that next step Canes. Soup Hope U having a blast at the Citrus Bowl see U in 13 days mane.

SOUP

Central throws an int, then gets called for pass interference, gives up TD. Rockets lead 21 to 7.

SOUP

TSully...I'll hold it down until you get here. LOL

SOUP

Central 21, Armwood 7 / Halftime.

Montreal-Cane

Is Cook going to announce today after the game?

Posted by: TJL | December 14, 2013 at 01:36 PM

Yes and according to Yearby it will be Florida.

Listen to Yearby today before the game
youtu.be/6aisxLDlJY8?a

Montreal-Cane

youtu.be/6aisxLDlJY8?a

SOUP

Dalvin Cook scores again to open the second half. Central leads 28 to 7. Then Central gets an int and reruns it 42 yards for a TD, and just like that 35 to 0.

VA Cane

That's fine go to UF re-vitalize a bad struggling program....kind of like the kid that went to Arkansas they had a bad year, made a bad choice. I do not hold it against them or say bitter things.

CalgaryCane

Posted by: 30CINCO | December 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Excellent recruiting for sure.

However, most on this blog are not critical of Golden, but his BFF.

Every coach and assistant is following Golden in his recruiting leadership direction. It still is to be seen if the D can be brought up to above...say...75th? By this D coaching staff.

Go Canes

All I can say about Cook is wow.

SOUP

Central leads 38 to 7 to start the fourth. Then Cook goes 80 yards to make it 45 to 7. This just in...Cook is really good and fast.

SOUP

That's all for me from the Citrus Bowl. Soup is out...

SOUP

Oh wait, Cook scored again. No seriously!

Montreal-Cane

Cook is a tough kid and very durable back so sad he won't pick UM but we never know...

Ohio_Cane

Cook MAY announce today, but he wants to announce at the UA All American game.

Oh, and he's picking UM.

OWWWWWW!!

CaneRock

Sun Shine Sports needs NEEDS! to start showing the FHSAA Football C'Ships again...BHN are a buncha A-HOLES!

Ohio_Cane

SFHS Sports ‏@SFHSSports 46s
Dalvin Cook says mind is made up. Decided last week. Will announce at Under Amour

Montreal-Cane

Derek Tyson ‏@DerekTysonESPN 28m
This is no offense to Sony Michel or Joe Yearby but in my opinion Dalvin Cook is the 2nd best RB in the country. Behind only Fournette.

Montreal-Cane


Dalvin Cook says mind is made up. Decided last week. Will announce at Under Amour

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 14, 2013 at 04:01 PM

So Yearby and UM Know.

youtu.be/6aisxLDlJY8?a

Montreal-Cane

Ohio prediction? SOUP? Others?

I say Cook to Miami.

Dixon to OSU will catch 1 pass per game.

VA Cane

Yes he is a UF guy.....I just do not like Muschamp. I don't care for his ways coaching and personality. Sad we do not play them again.....while I wish the kid good luck, I still would love to Tatumize his AZZ big time....I mean light him up hard clean low fast. He is going to a team with little O line. He may be really good, but remember this aint no HS bs where you are playing against a few good players. Gonna need some blocking to make it happen.

Montreal-Cane

Dalvin Cook shutting down recruitment today.

"In my mind I know where I'm going"

herbieibis

My High school won a state ship today, it's a good day all the way around.

VA Cane

Yes he is UF bound......will take a lot of hits with their OL in disarray. Tough choice but good luck to the kid, he is a good back.

Ohio_Cane

Cook can't go to UF. I'll tell U why when I'm not driving. Just posted it on twitter tho if U wanna look

Ohio_Cane

@86Cane: So apparently Dalvin Cook is down to UM and FSU. If he's announcing at UA Game, they don't let committed guys announce, or pick that school

@86Cane: Basically, he has to decommit from UF to be allowed to announce, and can't commit right back to them on tv.

Montreal-Cane
Lurker

No offense Ohio, but please don't say Cook is going to UM.

With your track record, that's a guarantee that he won't.

86Cane

Will announce at Under Amour.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 14, 2013 at 04:01 PM

And guess who will be at that event and practices at Disney?

YUP!

86Cane

Back from da 'Bowl.

Wurd on da street is Cook to UM.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: Lurker | December 14, 2013 at 05:03 PM

If I didn't roll my eyes reading your comments most of the time this would be an LOL worthy post. But I refrained thanks to my iron will power.

It's just cool that O_C is such a good sport about the whole topic though.

Plus, he's got nowhere to go but up basically, I had him ranked as the 116th out of 124 most accurate predictor last year, so I'm looking for an improvement of about 70 spots or so. If he only gets better by 40 or so, prediction season = failure and we're going to have to look into finding a replacement for next season because, you know, accountability.

Go Canes

We all know where the family is:

@Manny_Navarro: Dalvin Cook on decision coming down to relationships. "Whoever I feel like it's a family. I want to feel like I'm at Miami Central again."

Go Canes

@JGJr9: 4* Safety Target Kiy Hester RT @Hester_2k 305 to my city ... 🔥🔥 http://t.co/oHyywNXzVW

Go Canes

@_DREtheGREAT: Proud of my brother, would love to see him that green and orange next year

NigerianCane

the one thing about the season is that we had a weak schedule. but we also know that a critical ingredient to winning other than the obvious film, gym, dedication, off-season work etc is confidence. the team should have gotten enough confidence from this season to never fall back again (fingers crossed).

BEERicane

Cook reminds me of equal parts duke and Gurley

Surfercane

GREAT POST! 6 wins 7 wins 9 wins improvement indeed!

I'm stocked!!

Let's go Canes!

4-Real

Ohio & Umike, do u guys know if UM is still recruiting former UGA safety / olb Nick Glass? Boy is a beast, however he did something to get kicked off the team this season AND get his AA jersey taken away. Nevertheless he suppose visit Dec 20. Any info?

30CINCO

Every coach and assistant is following Golden in his recruiting leadership direction. It still is to be seen if the D can be brought up to above...say...75th? By this D coaching staff.

Posted by: CalgaryCane | December 14, 2013 at 03:16 PM
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I'm with you. I want to see the D improve. Takes a little extra time under mess were in. we are out of it now, get their guys in, let them learn, let them mature, let's get back on track, get better every year.

Surfercane

"Stoked"

Ohio_Cane

Lurker, like I've said before, I'm only guessing after researching each kid. I don't know or see any of these kids live, so feel free to assume every guess of mine is wrong. Won't hurt my feelings even a little bit.

Oh, and Johnnie Dixon picks OSU, IMO. Unfortunate too. Really love that kid's game.

CGNC

Hi ya party people! Soup, did you have a good time at the game?

CGNC

Alright off to catch the Pens - Redwings game

Ohio_Cane

Gayot's DB coach:

Klabon says he thinks Gayot will play either strong safety or outside linebacker at Miami.

"I wouldn't be surprised if they moved him to outside linebacker because with his size you'd hate to take that out of the middle of the field," Klabon said.

Klabon adds "He's so football smart that I think he'll adjust to the college level pretty well. He already watches college film. He's been preparing for the college level really for a couple of years now mentally. And he has the frame that he'll get in the weight room and they'll put 20 pounds on him easy. I think he'll transition into a college player quickly."

30CINCO

Oh, and Johnnie Dixon picks OSU, IMO. Unfortunate too. Really love that kid's game.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 14, 2013 at 07:20 PM
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did the announcement delay help or hurt us? real unfortunate if true. it was widely speculated he would pick us for the longest time.

86Cane

Oh, and Johnnie Dixon picks OSU, IMO. Unfortunate too. Really love that kid's game.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 14, 2013 at 07:20 PM

Not me.

NOT a fan after watching the game last night.

Lurker


Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | December 14, 2013 at 05:18 PM

Even though there's a lot in some of your comments I don't agree with, I give you credit for the sneaky analogy on this post.

I rate it a 9 out of 10

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