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August 01, 2014

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NativeCane

Morning Spacers!

Ohio_Cane

Not only did Beard being hired secure Sam Bruce, but Ice will secure Mark Walton's.

(Walton had been rumored to be looking around)

SOUP

Sinister, its blame the players, blame the cloud, blame talent, blame injuries or blame the offense, but whatever you do, do NOT blame the coaches lol

Posted by: UMike | August 01, 2014 at 09:36 AM

Why must U always miss the point? Why must everything be all or nothing? Why must everything be divided into right vs wrong?

In looking at your comment above the "blame" for under-performing or losing does not rest in any ONE area. In fact the BEST answer is that the blame lies in my favorite answer to any question on any test: ALL OF THE ABOVE

U want to make it seem like the blame rests 100% on the coaches when in fact it is ALL of the above. Get it? Got it? Good!

UMike

SOUP.. you trying to blame me for blaming the coaches? hahaha

UMike

Has this blog lots its sense of humor geez lol

SOUP

UMike...U are cool, I am just trying to expand your thought process. When trying to pinpoint the "cause" of a problem or trying to allocate "blame" some people fall into the trap of trying to pinpoint one thing or "put their finger on it" by narrowing it down to one thing. That usually results in over simplifying the situation or problem. Just look at the Canespace Rules below as an example. It take a broad based approach to solve "the problem":

CANESPACE RULES 2014

Rule #1: Increase average points scored per game by 3 from 34 to 37.

Rule #2: Decrease average points allowed per game by 3 from 27 to 24.

Rule #3: Increase 3rd down conversion rates on offense from 35% to 40%.

Rule #4: Decrease 3rd down conversion rates on defense from 42% to 37%.

Rule #5: Limit turnovers on offense to 20 and have 30 takeaways on defense (+10).

Rule #6: Limit penalties to 5 per game and have less than 500 penalty yards this season.

Ohio_Cane


Darrell Langham and Trayone update by Ryan Bartow.

Per a contact with familiarity of the situation, the last two members of the Miami 2014 recruiting class waiting to be cleared through NCAA Clearinghouse admissions, wide receivers Darrell Langham and Trayone Gray, both appear to be in good standing to enroll very soon. "They're going to make it," a source shared with 247Sports.com. "No clearance (yet) but (they're) going to make it." Both were ranked as three-star prospects by 247Sports.com Composite Rankings.

http://247sports.com/Bolt/Miami-Qual...eport-29991694

Ohio_Cane

From a poster at CIS:

CRAZY MONTH!!!

July 1-July 31st
Richard McIntosh commits to Miami Hurricanes
Dionte Mullins commits to Miami Hurricanes
Terrell Chatman commits to Miami Hurricanes
Jordan Scarlett commits to Miami Hurricanes
Sam Bruce commits to Miami Hurricanes
Dredrick Snelson commits to Miami Hurricanes
Ahmmon Richards commits to Miami Hurricanes
Tyree St. Louis commits to Miami Hurricanes
Brendan Loftus commits to Miami Hurricanes
Hurlie Brown moving to defense
Ice Harris going on the field
Kevin Beard has joined Miami's staff in a quality control position

That's a lot of excitement in 1 Month for a Program.

SinisterCane

2014 - No excuses just WIN

Go Canes

I agree. Nearly every thing I post when it comes to his topic merely points out other factors that contributed to our losses.

It's just not the D. There is an avalanche of data supporting that.

But stating that is immediately turned into blaming the players and defending the coaches.

We need to get better EVERYWHERE if we are going to compete.

A more consistent offense, capable of sustaining drives and scoring points consistently would have been an incredible help to an undermanned, thin and inevitabley gassed defense.

And a defense capable of producing more three and outs would have changed field position and put our offense in a better position to work with shorter field position.

It's a team game. Both sides of the ball failed miserably at times and on a few occasions in the same game. Those were the blowup games everyone loves to reference.

But through recruiting, adjustments and experience I see things better than they have been here in a decade.

Just my opinion.

UMike

Ohio.. I cannot remember a kid with so much back and forth info as Gray lol

Ohio_Cane

Ohio.. I cannot remember a kid with so much back and forth info as Gray lol

Posted by: UMike | August 01, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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Derrick Griffin.

Ohio_Cane

RE: Ice and his degree:

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 37s

@86Cane @Manny_Navarro there is a clause in his deal that mandates he must earn his degree by a certain date. May 2015 is expected date

UMike

Off topic,.. but this guys comment is funny as hell..

While practicing for a national motocross competition in 2009, Kent Stephenson's motorcycle suddenly locked up and crashed, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. He was just 21 years old and would never walk again.

He was also devastated to learn that he would never have sex again.

Or so he thought.

For three years Stephenson couldn't function sexually. Then one evening he was getting intimate with a woman and to his shock he had an erection.

"It went from zero to hero," Stephenson said.

^^^^^ hahahahaa

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/31/health/paralysis-sexual-function/index.html?hpt=hp_t4

Go Canes

Good to see Tommy Streeter hopefully overcome the poor decision he made to leave early.

He seems to be a lock to make the team and contribute:

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/56060/bucs-tommy-streeter-turning-heads

Mountain Cane

Soup, is there a "beat the dead horse" rule at this blog? If not, could there be?

U Mike must be chairman of the department of Redundancy department.

UMike

Looks like there is yet another fan in he UMike fan club

Mountain Cane

UMike, it will either get better or change at some point. Repeating here incessantly will not impact the timeline.

that is all.

UMike

Thanks for the advise, I appreciate it.

UMike

A surprise coaching move came late Thursday when UM linebackers coach Micheal Barrow left the program, setting off several changes on the Canes coaching staff.

Multiple sources told the Post that Barrow, who starred at middle linebacker for UM from 1989-92 and had coached the program’s linebackers for seven years, was leaving five days before the Hurricanes open fall practices.

Sources close to Barrow said an illness in his family compelled him to step away.

To replace him, Hurlie Brown moved from running backs coach to linebackers. Brown, a standout safety at UM from 1988-91, spent two seasons as running backs coach. He was previously a defensive assistant at Louisiana-Lafayette from 2007-11.

UM’s new running backs coach is Tim “Ice” Harris, who joined UM this spring in a non-coaching role (assistant director of football operations). As part of his promotion, Harris must earn a bachelor’s degree to satisfy NCAA requirements. When Harris was hired, he said he expected to receive a B.A. business administration from UM in May 2015. A source said a clause in his contract would mandate Harris receives his degree by an unspecified date.

Harris also held a similar operations role under ex-UM coach Randy Shannon. His replacement is Kevin Beard, a UM wide receiver from 1999-2003. Beard was wide receivers coach at Fort Lauderdale-University and was offensive coordinator with the South Florida Express 7-on-7 team.

CanesInsight.com first reported the news of Barrow’s departure. Friday morning, UM confirmed the moves.

Changing position coaches is never seamless, especially four days before the start of fall practice. Among other duties, they must pick up new schemes and terminology. They must build deeper relationships with players, learning their strengths and weaknesses, understanding how to motivate them and how individual players learn best. Complicating matters: Harris has not been a college coach.

Sources inside the UM program say the Hurricanes are sad to see Barrow go, but are excited about the moves they made in response. Having Harris, a three-time state champion coach at Miami-Booker T. Washington High and one of the respected figures of South Florida high school football, in a coaching role allows him to recruit. Brown is known as a strong recruiter. Beard will not actively be able to recruit, but is well-connected to the local scene.

“One of the best guys I’ve been around and we’ll miss him,” the source said of Barrow, “but we also got better today. Not addition by subtraction … I just like the moves we’ve made in light of the situation.”

The source said Barrow acknowledged to UM that the timing was poor, but he was obligated to be with his family. A former teammate told the Post that Barrow’s mother is very ill. Barrow and his wife, Shelley, have four young children.

In a statement, Barrow said it was “an extremely tough decision to leave my dream job. However, I have a very important family obligation that requires my full attention, and I would not have had enough time to effectively fulfill my coaching duties.”

Barrow, who played at Homestead High, was a second-round pick (Houston) in the 1993 NFL draft and played 13 seasons in the league. He was inducted to UM Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Royal Palm Beach High linebacker Charles Perry, who was the first player to commit to Miami for 2015, was stunned by the news.

“I really don’t know what to say,” Perry said. “Coach Brown is a good coach. I wouldn’t doubt him.”

Perry, who committed to UM in June 2013, said “no comment” when asked if the move changes his feeling about the Hurricanes. Perry, who is being recruited by Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Florida State among others, said he will take five official visits in the fall.

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/07/31/micheal-barrow-leaves-miami-hurricanes-coaching-staff/

30CINCO

Soup, is there a "beat the dead horse" rule at this blog? If not, could there be?

U Mike must be chairman of the department of Redundancy department.

Posted by: Mountain Cane | August 01, 2014 at 11:28 AM
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UMike

30.. you got me looking slim in that gif haha

30CINCO

the horse is not THAT slim

UMike

See... that aint even right lol

Go Canes

@RivalsWoody: It's all about #TheU. Miami starts the 2016 recruiting cycle with the nation's No. 1 overall class. Top 10 here: http://t.co/cL5RtfVz98

Mountain Cane

Glad to see Brown back on the defensive side of the ball. With change, even one necessitated by a family crisis, opportunity is created.

Ohio_Cane

Ice being on the field can't be understated. He can now recruit at all times. Huge.

Terrance Sullivan

First I hope nothing but the best outcome as it relates to Coach Barrow family and the health issues. Second love the moves and I feel it helps us first on the field and winning games and titles which is most important and secondarily it continues to help the strong recruiting. Go Canes!

Ohio_Cane

Shaq Quarterman's dad on Barrow leaving:

The impact is huge. He played a huge roll in Shaq's commitment to Miami. He was our connections.. when we had questions or concerns we contacted Coach Barrow, that connection has now been severed. Does this changes Shaq's commitment to UM... No... I think not. We do however need a new connection. Somebody we feel comfortable with... Darrion is working on getting me a contact number now for Coach Swasey. Hopefully Coach Barrow's replacement has the same desires for Shaq (really genuine about Shaq being apart of the program). But what more important than Shaq's recruitment... is the lost to a great staff member at Miami. I'm not abreast of all the history of Coach Barrow's recruiting and player development. What I can attest to is.. he immediately won over the confidence of my wife and I... He is truly a Hurricane at heart... He was at one of our games recruiting Darrion and Shaq. He and I were talking down on the field after a game ppl every where. He was busy recruiting Shaq when he noticed a young lady wearing a Hurricane jacket... He said excuse me for one second.. then approached the young lady in the jacket.. and said ma'am.. I like your jacket and she smiled and started talking with him about it... Not knowing the young lady was the mother of Bennie, Brian and Al Blades (whos nephew is the QB on Shaq's Team) he went out of his way to acknowledged someone else who obviously had feelings for the U. And if he is leaving for family reasons... I have that much more respect for him... having his priorities in order.... He is missed already and may God add an extra blessing to he and his family.

SOUP

U Mike must be chairman of the department of Redundancy department.

Posted by: Mountain Cane | August 01, 2014 at 11:28 AM

YUP, YUP, YUP.

SOUP

Looks like there is yet another fan in he UMike fan club

Posted by: UMike | August 01, 2014 at 11:29 AM

U are building quite a fan base young man. LOL

SOUP

UMike, it will either get better or change at some point. Repeating here incessantly will not impact the timeline.

Posted by: Mountain Cane | August 01, 2014 at 11:34 AM

There IT is right there.

UMike

IDK if Harris can coach RB's, but he will definitely help keep more local talent home.

The Dude

Welcome to a college football blog Mtn. Cane. Things will be beaten to death by everyone. No one will be innocent of that charge in time, there is too much dead time for that not to occur.

UMike

We all just beat different horses.

SOUP

What, nobody like the title of this blog article? RoachCane77, where U at? LOL

SOUP

We all just beat different horses.

Posted by: UMike | August 01, 2014 at 01:35 PM

That NOT what...oh never mind.

The Dude

UMike,

Keep on keeping on my man. You are one of, if not the top contributer. Heavy is the crown bro.

CGNC

Stop beating the horses LOL

LQ

Olsen suspended for a game. Failed drug test. The apple fell far from from the tree with this kid. I'm over him and his antics. Time to say heaps and kaaya then williams if he is fully healthy

Go Canes

Uh oh:

@AKuperstein: Miami Hurricanes QB Kevin Olsen will be suspended for at least 1 game this season for failed drug test. No comment from UM at this point.

Go Canes

@PeterAriz: Since the arrival of Jake Heaps, this has been shaping up as a Heaps/Kaaya battle for the job. The best man will win

Ohio_Cane

Freaking Olsen... Why am I not surprised?

GO KAAYA!!

Mountain Cane

If Olsen had been the man, Heaps wouldn't be here.

Mountain Cane

On the other hand, getting a guy named Heaps, isn't exactly confidence inspiring.

Go Canes

I'd be thrilled if Kaaya came in and snatched this job up.

Ariz had a great comparison of Matt Flynn vs Russell Wilson.

Not similar as players but a journeyman vs a rookie.

j.w.

So much for the maturity angle that Olsen tried to play. Sure, he grew up in the offseason. Riiiiiigggghhhtttt.

SinisterCane

It was never meant to be for Kevin Olsen tp play QB at the U

j.w.

Got a feeling Olsen has a lot in common with Kyle Wright. Wishing we had a Kaaya back then. :)

SOUP

Stop beating the horses LOL

Posted by: CGNC | August 01, 2014 at 01:53 PM

That IS what she said!

UMike

Soooo either Heaps or a true freshman.. yikes! Heres to hoping Williams gets back soon.

SOUP

It was never meant to be for Kevin Olsen tp play QB at the U

Posted by: SinisterCane | August 01, 2014 at 02:16 PM

And so it was written on the first day of August in the year 2014...

SOUP

If Olsen had been the man, Heaps wouldn't be here.

Posted by: Mountain Cane | August 01, 2014 at 02:02 PM

Tru Dat.

UpNorthCane

No one is more dissapointed in Kevin Olsen than i am. I hope for the best for the young man, I wonder when he failed this drug test beacause about two weeks ago coach golden was saying kevin had matured and had a whole new attitude.

Ohio_Cane

UpNorth, probably a pre-camp drug test this week or last week. That'd be my guess.

Mountain Cane

We need to find the best qb to do the following:

1. Hand/toss/swing pass the ball to Duke
2. Get the ball to Coley and Dorsett
3. Find and hit the short guy to get what in college football are usually gimme 3rd down conversions
4. Don't turn it over.

Essentially, we need a game manager type. doesn't need to be a super start.

That is all.

CGNC


Posted by: SOUP | August 01, 2014 at 02:23 PM

LOL. Check email - sent video of the new digs

roachcane77

"...about two weeks ago coach golden was saying kevin had matured and had a whole new attitude."
Posted by: UpNorthCane | August 01, 2014 at 02:42 PM

Yeah, he must have appeared very "laid back..."

SOUP, I JUST got home from working in my "new" classroom at school. I've gone in everyday for the last 3 weeks, (with no pay BTW for all of the people out there who think teachers are overpaid and coddled... LOL) Between the computers to setup, register, and load with new software, and the new studio and control room and associated equipment to get hooked up and figured out, I'll be hard pressed to be ready when the kids come back on the 18th, (much less get our daily WMTV News show up and running for Day 1.) And oh yeah, golf team tryouts start Monday!

ANYWAY, yeah, kudos on the blog title Big Dog!

LQ

On instagram heaps throws and works out with the wr.. that says alot. He is 23. I know about him in high school and byu. Good young man. But I'm hoping it's between him and kaaya.

Ohio_Cane

Brian Bowsher ‏@brianbowsher 18s

Coach Barrow went door-to-door in our marketing & communications office to shake our hands and say thank you & goodbye. #classact

roachcane77

Essentially, we need a game manager type. doesn't need to be a super start.
That is all.
Posted by: Mountain Cane | August 01, 2014 at 03:07 PM

Mountain Cane,
Welcome aboard.
I agree on your QB assessment.
Nothing super needed... just get the ball to our playmakers.

roachcane77

Hoping only the best for Michael Barrow and his family... AND, hope he is able to come back!

The Dude

roachcane77,

I just started the Social Studies program @ I.S.U. this last summer. I'm using my G.I. Bill benefit to become a teacher.

CGNC

Good luck to Coach Barrow

roachcane77

Congrats and Good Luck The Dude... teaching has been "beri, beri good to me." I'm in my final 5 year window. (Going into year 35 at the same high school this year.) It's both an extremely fulfilling and frustrating career... but definitely my calling. Have taught just about every science class known to man, but the last 20 years have been exclusively TV Production. (An elective course kids "choose" to be in... so that's a plus.) Not to mention coaching tennis and golf.

Ohio_Cane

AND, hope he is able to come back!

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 01, 2014 at 03:36 PM
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Doesn't sound promising, unfortunately...


Susan Miller Degnan @smillerdegnan · 7h

#UM #Canes write release that Micheal Barrow @michealbarrow is taking sabbatical. However, he has resigned, I'm told by source.
Susan Miller Degnan @smillerdegnan · 7h

Don't know if .@michealbarrow was promised job back if he ever wants one, but insiders at #UM #Canes believe he's gone.

CGNC

Skool - that is sad. I know he died scuba diving during lobster mini season. Wonder what happened

j.w.

"...about two weeks ago coach golden was saying kevin had matured and had a whole new attitude."
Posted by: UpNorthCane | August 01, 2014 at 02:42 PM

That's why I never take any of these comments too seriously. I have no idea what Golden knew then, but until practice starts any reports of maturity, getting stronger or faster, or "really working hard" are just cliches the team throws out there to feed fan interest.
Oh well, what might have been never gets you anywhere.

Mountain Cane

JW, I'm sure Golden was unaware of Olsen's transgression. Why would he suggest Olsen had matured when the facts would soon say the opposite?

I mainly blame Olsen for being dumb, not for some off-season weed. But seriously, you know you are going to be tested. Smoke up in april if you feel the need.

longtimecanefan

Olsen's career at the U just came to an end. I suspect they knew the team needed insurance when Williams went down so they got Heaps. Crow is still there, and Kaaya may be the future.

Look for Olsen to transfer before next season. Wish him well, hope he gets his life in order

j.w.

Mountain- because he never publicly throws any of his kids under the bus, regardless of what he knows or what they did. He is firmly in favor of giving a kid plenty of opportunities, and he has a tendency to build everyone up regardless of whether they deserve it or not. Last year, Morris "seem(ed) to be doing great" in October, Gaines "has been and will be a leader" in July, and in Jacory's senior year he was "nothing short of sensational" in practice. None of those worked out all that well on the field.
Al says what he thinks he needs to say in every press conf. he gives, and he's a master at giving away nothing that could be construed as negative. Not saying this is right or wrong, but it is his way.

The Dude

Let's be clear. Gee Reg was doing the same sh*t at The U. Now I may be reaching with the next part here, but Greg probably told Kevin all about this stuff growing up. Kevin probably thinks this is how its done. Most of us saw this thing coming and he was lucky he got away with his DUI earlier in his Freshman season. If Kevin reads this blog, or someone next to him... Please son, get your life together. You're going to be a burn out or dead if you don't. Or worse you could get caught up in the kind of thing a couple of your teammates did in early July. As for The U, we don't have time for this sh*t. We can use his scholarship on a kid that might contribute.

SOUP

Crow is still there, and Kaaya may be the future.

Posted by: longtimecanefan | August 01, 2014 at 06:51 PM

#GrayCrow

#CrowToJonesFor6

roachcane77

And THERE it is! LOL

Gray Crow to the rescue!

SOUP you may get your wish yet!

Ohio_Cane

@MiamiHurricanes: #WelcomeToTheU Bowman Archibald - #Canes sign the fifth-best tight end in the nation to a grant-in-aid agreement: http://t.co/BUzqCfZ4jg

Ohio_Cane

Scott Patchan transferring to IMG Academy. Good lord, they have like 6 Canes commits lol

nemo2002

@MiamiHurricanes: #WelcomeToTheU Bowman Archibald - #Canes sign the fifth-best tight end in the nation to a grant-in-aid agreement: http://t.co/BUzqCfZ4jg

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 01, 2014 at 08:33 PM

How can the U "sign" a HS senior who is a 2015 recruit?

nemo2002

Scott Patchan transferring to IMG Academy. Good lord, they have like 6 Canes commits lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 01, 2014 at 08:37 PM

UM has an ongoing "partnership" arrangement with IMG Academy.

Ohio_Cane

Nemo, read the whole tweet. Says he signed the grant-in-aid agreement. Gives UM permission to talk to him unlimited amount time and gives him a guarantee that he has a scholly. It doesn't mean he has to sign with UM, tho.

SOUP

1. Gray Crow to the rescue!

2. SOUP you may get your wish yet!

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 01, 2014 at 08:20 PM

1. Like I've been sayin all along.

2. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

Ohio_Cane

Paul George may miss the entire 2014-2015 season. Gross. Anyone else see that??

WWIN

Zilla,

What up, I'm bout to be in yo hood and I need dat pass!!!!

CaneRock

See there...Bird should've broke my Stephenson off.

CaneRock

*my boy Stephenson*

CaneRock

Been on the road, what's the deal with Olsen...

Terrance Sullivan

That is awful what happened to Paul George!

Canesfan4life

I wish and pray for the best for Micheal Barrow and his family.

As a student at UM it was my pleasure to know Mike. He was by far the nicest football player that I knew at my time at UM. Other players were nice but Mike took it to other level as well as in the classroom. He was a student athlete.

You'll be missed

CaneRock

If Gray was able to get in ealier, I think He'd be in the QB race right now. I said this on CIS...but "straight up, I'd give Gray a shot at QB, before Gibson."

The Dude

Pacers cant catch a break.

TonyCane

That is just as bad as the injury the wrestler Sid Vicious had in 2001.

TonyCane

Let's hope that Olsen gets back on track.

CaneRock

So if we were a State where weed is legal, would this even be an issue?

nemo2002

OC - Thanks for the clarification.

Ohio_Cane


That is just as bad as the injury the wrestler Sid Vicious had in 2001.

Posted by: TonyCane | August 02, 2014 at 12:56 AM
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Honestly, it reminded me of Joe Theismann

Go Canes

This is awesome:

@mikefreemanNFL: This column, on one of the biggest phonies in all of sports, is best thing you'll read all day:
http://t.co/BYhDEXDgoq

Lurker


So if we were a State where weed is legal, would this even be an issue?

Posted by: CaneRock | August 02, 2014 at 08:16 AM

Yes.

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