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August 05, 2015

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The Dude

First and what not!!!

86Cane

And what not?

86Cane

The Dude abides.

The Dude

Do you need a passport for P.R.?

TonyCane

This post ranks 5th in college football rankings.

laquinton

I think just your birth certificate for PR

86Cane

Because their home is a U.S. commonwealth nation, Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and can travel freely from their island to the U.S. mainland.

U.S. citizens from the mainland can travel to Puerto Rico without a passport or visa.

However, U.S. residents with foreign passports would be subject to the same entry procedures in Puerto Rico that they would be on the mainland.

Lur-ker

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | August 05, 2015 at 09:46 PM

Your assessment is way off, other than Blake unilaterally firing him.

To think that's even in play is naive. All firings, in all organizations, are consulted upon. Unless you're a sole proprietor business, no firing is unilateral. Ever. Lawyers, human resources, etc review the course of action before the action is taken. But it's Blake that decides what course of action is best, then he consults. That's his job, to sail the ship and make those decisions. Frenk has completely delegated to him, by Nlake's own words.

The rest of your comments don't take into account the actual reality of the situation.

Let me put it bluntly. It's Blake's ass whatever he does. Keep Golden, and keep losing: Blake's gone in a couple of years.

Your premise that mediocrity or average results, will continue to be accepted is 100% wrong.

The Dude

^^^ 6-7 and still head coach is some pretty convincing evidence to the contrary of your opinion.

The Dude

^^^ In year four with little to no on field results.

Lur-ker


^^^ 6-7 and still head coach is some pretty convincing evidence to the contrary of your opinion.

Posted by: The Dude | August 06, 2015 at 12:47 AM

Actually, it's not, and you know it.

The Dude

Japan marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb. They called for the world to get rid of its nuclear weapons and called the attack "the ultimate inhumanity and the abdolute evil." Lol, I guess it's a good thing their actions in no way led to the development of nuclear weapons. They probably want the weapons gone so they can sneak attack more countries.

Terrance Sullivan

40 minutes of L baby

UpNorthCane27

Cocane i agree bro, all diss tracks are weak and shows how low hip hop has fallen.

UMike

If the softest dude to EVER come through the industry can "kill" Mill on that weak track,...yea Hip Hop has fallen off lol. I mean, Drake has been saying over and over on his records his desire to have this chic, and here Meek actually has her...so how can you even diss the dude about his girl? So you diss him cause his girl is a superstar and makes millions? Shit diss me all day about that lol

UMike

UpNorth...you will find no sympathy here for Brady lol

UMike

One year ago, the Miami Hurricanes began fall camp with all eyes on the quarterbacks, a position so unstable that two true freshmen and a newly arrived transfer battled for the job.

Thursday morning, when fall camp opens for the 2015 installment of Hurricanes football, the quarterback is the only position 100-percent secure.

Not a bad place to start.

“I really look forward to it because everyone else looks forward to it,’’ ACC Rookie of the Year quarterback Brad Kaaya told the Miami Herald. “Here, camp, the way it used to be looked at was, ‘Camp is starting and this is about to be a grind, this is about to be hell week. It’s going to be rough. You’re going to have no fun. You’re going to be here all day.’

“Whereas now, everyone I see in the facility, everyone on the team, is saying, ‘I can’t wait for camp. I can’t wait to get after it.’

“The intensity and eagerness I see is making me even more excited for camp to start.”

It’s the young men surrounding sophomore Kaaya that have presented the biggest quandary for coach Al Golden, about to begin his fifth season in Coral Gables.

How do you replace first-round NFL Draft pick Ereck Flowers at left tackle? How do you replace first-round receiver Phillip Dorsett, third-round tight end Clive Walford, third-round running back and all-time UM rusher Duke Johnson? Who replaces fourth-round offensive guard Jon Feliciano and his center, Shane McDermott, now fighting for a spot on the Dallas Cowboys’ roster?

Not to mention Butkus Award finalist and second-round linebacker Denzel Perryman.

“I think you make up for it the way we did,” offensive coordinator James Coley said. “We recruited. Obviously those guys were talented, and they’re going to have big-time futures in the NFL. Just like you recruited Brad Kaaya, you go out and recruit [tackles] Trevor Darling and Kc McDermott. You didn’t expect them to play so early, but they did.

“You go out and recruit your [running backs] Joe Yearby, Gus Edwards and Mark Walton. At tight end you sign David Njoku and Chris Herndon and Standish Dobard.

“That’s how you replace them.’’

The Hurricanes can only hope.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article30188526.html#storylink=cpy

30CINCO

Practice begins at 7:50.

Football is back!

UMike

A ballroom full of appreciative admirers and those impacted by Howard Schnellenberger’s epic coaching career will gather Thursday evening in Davie to say thanks in a much deserved “tribute and celebration dinner” put on in his honor by the Miami Touchdown Club.

Suffice to say, the folks running the College Football Hall of Fame would not be impressed.

See, Schnellenberger isn’t good enough for them.

He was good enough to put the University of Miami on the map and kick off a modern dynasty by being the Hurricanes’ first national-championship football coach in 1983.

He was good enough soon after to take over a moribund University of Louisville program and turn it around, too, leaving it with a new stadium and a bright future.

He was good enough to be the god of football at Florida Atlantic University, the program’s creator, building it from nothing, and leaving it with a great little campus stadium built by his own imagination, perseverance and fundraising acumen.

Howard Schnellenberger, now 81, was good enough to be part savior, part hero and a lasting, revered icon at three institutions.

He was good enough to win 158 college football games in his career and be a perfect 6-0 in bowl games.

And that’s not even getting to his work before becoming a head coach. That included an assistant’s role under the tutelage of Bear Bryant at Alabama, where Schnellenberger was good enough as a recruiter to reel in a couple of quarterbacks named Kenny Stabler and Joe Namath.

As player or coach, Schnellenberger devoted 39 years of his life to college football across six decades and would grace the coaching Mount Rushmore of three programs.

But he isn’t good enough for the sport’s Atlanta-based Hall of Fame, administered by the National Football Foundation, on account of one stringent rule in its criteria for consideration: That inductees have at least a career .600 winning percentage.

Schnellenberger falls short, yes. He lost almost as many games (151) as he won. That can happen to a man’s career ledger when the three programs he turned right — Miami, Louisville and FAU — were nothing (figuratively or literally) before he arrived and it took some time, and rough seasons, to make it all work.

He didn’t inherit champions. He took on challenges.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/greg-cote/article30184617.html#storylink=cpy

UpNorthCane27

UMike dont want it and dont need it lol... Were making the NFL look like a bunch of fools..... When the Pats are lifting that 5th lombardi trophy ima be chillin... "They hate us cuz they ain't us"

UMike

I think its the NFL making Brady look like a liar haha

SinisterCane

Year 2 begins :/

Terrance Sullivan

Year 5 begins. Our 2015 Season is on hoping for health. Got a feeling a lot of people including Canes fans gonna be shocked most are expecting the worst I love it keep feeling that way. Get it done Canes. Some of us still have faith in U! Go Canes! ACC Coastal and Bowl Champs and 10 wins total plus or bust. U Guys can Do It!

86Cane

Is that football I smell in the air?

UMike

I have hope...just no faith is Mr. Golden.

SinisterCane

Cheering for a 10-2 season buts lets see the little thing Golden learned from the Cowboys

UMike

I hope we go 10-2 or better, but I think 8-4 is more realistic. With a coupe of those wins against the right teams we could win the Coastal.

Da U N Houston

1. Stay healthy
2. Protect Kaaya
3. Get pressure from the front 4/5
4. Run the ball
5. Special Teams - KO return and Punt Return
6. Stop the run

6 Pillars that will lead to a 10-2, ACC Coastal appearance!

Da U N Houston

Just seen some pics from practice (Per Peter Ariz) and one thing is for sure, we have been in the weight room!!!!

trianglecane

First 15 minutes of day one. For those who are thirsty.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2015/08/first-15-minutes-of-day-1-of-2015-miami-hurricanes-fall-camp-in-the-books.html

UMike

Da U....One thing I think you can add to your list is to play to win/ not be conservative. I want a coach that doesnt mind keeping the foot on the gas.

Lur-ker

Bar Milo is a big dude.

UMike

I like the practice unis with "CANES" across top.

Da U N Houston

Agreed UMike......I was watching last year's game between Baylor and TCU.....I have not seen our sideline that hype since the UF game.

Ohio_Cane

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 19s20 seconds ago

“Physically, this is Miami….we’ve got dudes.” - Brad Kaaya on the talent this #Canes team has

David Furones ‏@DavidFurones90 4m4 minutes ago

Brad Kaaya says he's been studying every day of the offseason, not holding anything back this season. #Canes

David Furones ‏@DavidFurones90 10m10 minutes ago

Golden tells us that while Yearby missed team workouts he didn't miss voluntary workouts, passed all conditioning tests when he came back.

David Furones ‏@DavidFurones90 11m11 minutes ago

Golden on Kaaya last year to this year: No comparison. He elevates the whole building.

Ohio_Cane

Here come the #Canes http://moby.to/0ss42j

Running backs Joe Yearby, Gus Edwards, and Colin Alford #Canes http://moby.to/aboh1d

Receivers Malcolm Lewis, Rashawn Scott, Braxton Berrios http://moby.to/1wtlkv

TE David Njoku has been receiving a lot of hype from people around the program. Physical specimen http://moby.to/6i04az

Ohio_Cane

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 22s23 seconds ago

Demetrius Jackson calls the defensive line “scary” this year.

Ohio_Cane

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 19s20 seconds ago

Demetrius Jackson says he is weighing 245 and says he “can do the same type of stuff he could do in high school” #specimen

Ohio_Cane

DJ weighs 245? Good lord, the RS year did wonders for that kid.

Ohio_Cane

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 1m1 minute ago

Also, newcomer Mark Walton (RB) changed jersey number from 4 to 1

thirstybuzzardcane


First 15 minutes of day one. For those who are thirsty.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2015/08/first-15-minutes-of-day-1-of-2015-miami-hurricanes-fall-camp-in-the-books.html

Posted by: trianglecane | August 06, 2015 at 09:45 AM


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The buzzard is always thirsty!!!!!!

thirstybuzzardcane


Bar Milo is a big dude.

Posted by: Lur-ker | August 06, 2015 at 10:01 AM


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I think Milo or St. Louis will be in the starting lineup by mid season. Hopefully, it's not because of injuries.

thirstybuzzardcane


Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 22s23 seconds ago

Demetrius Jackson calls the defensive line “scary” this year.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 06, 2015 at 10:30 AM


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Seems like the players say that every year!!!

UMike

They all say the same thing every year... guess every program does.

thirstybuzzardcane

From the Post.....Nortons legs look bigger than tree trunks!!!

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2015/08/06/miami-hurricanes-open-2015-fall-practice/?ref=cbTopWidget

WWIN

Also, newcomer Mark Walton (RB) changed jersey number from 4 to 1

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 06, 2015 at 10:42 AM

I think he found out what jersey numbers will be selling! Lol

WWIN

^^^^^^
His jersey will be for sale for at least the next 3yrs now!

The Dude

^^^ Yeah, Grace should switch to 16.

Ohio_Cane

Canes Warning ‏@CanesWarningFS 4m4 minutes ago

Deon Bush on how he feels coming into this season: "I feel better than I've ever felt in my career .. I'm 100%"

GOOD! We need him at 100% all year.

Ohio_Cane

I think he found out what jersey numbers will be selling! Lol

Posted by: WWIN | August 06, 2015 at 11:36 AM
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Ha! I didn't even think about that! LMAO!

Ohio_Cane

Ariz:

The first 15 minutes of practice were open to media today and there was an interview session with Al Golden and players afterwards. Tomorrow’s entire practice is open to media. Here are some notes and quotes from day 1.

**Defensive backs Ryan Mayes (RS FR) and JaQuan Johnson (FR) were held out of some portions of practice today and wearing the red jerseys. Al Golden said they were dealing with “little things”, so it does not seem like there is anything to worry about there.

**When asked if he has to temper the expectations for Brad Kaaya coming off a big freshman campaign, Golden responded:

“I’m not worried about Brad. He’s too busy worrying about doing the things he’s supposed to be doing to listen to what’s going on outside. He’s the ultimate team player and hard worker.”

--Golden added that there is “no comparison” between last year and this year for Brad Kaaya.

“His confidence elevates the building. Not only his confidence, but the confidence that everybody has in him. No question marks, better control. You can’t even compare him physically with his body and quickness.”

--Sophomore RB Joseph Yearby missed some time with the team this summer and Golden tried to explain the situation as best he could:

“He missed the workouts with the team, but he didn't miss the voluntary workouts. He came back three days later and passed the conditioning test. He needed to take some time to deal with family things and personal things, so we gave him his space and he rewarded that trust incredibly.”

--Golden also noted the improvements that Kaaya has made with his body and conditioning.

**Although the Canes lost their top two receiving options from last season in Phillip Dorsett and Clive Walford, Coach Golden seems confident in the group.

“Brax looks great. He’s a year and a half removed from his injury and he’s leaner than he was a year ago. Herb (Waters) is as big as he’s been at about 197 pounds. Rashawn (Scott) is 205. Stacy (Coley) is in the 190s now. Those guys worked their tails off. Malcolm looks good too so we’ll see who steps up,” said Golden.

--Berrios added that he played last year weighing around 185 pounds, but he is at 180 now.

**Golden was asked about the two freshmen defensive backs out of Killian High School, JaQuan Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine.

“They’re both different. JaQuan is a little more vocal and a leader. He got here a little earlier so he’s a bit ahead. Sheldrick really likes football and he studies. He’s really not making a lot of mental errors, so we just have to catch him up schematically,” said Golden.

**Brad Kaaya’s message to the team this morning?

“Don’t hold anything back. Now it’s time to let it all out,” said the sophomore QB.

--Kaaya on Rashawn Scott

“He’s a really physical receiver. We have him at Z right now matched up against the field corners. He’s a bigger receiver than most and still has the speed. I don’t think his injuries hampered him this summer.”

--Kaaya on Herb Waters

“Herb is a fast guy who can play the slot or out wide. He’s a guy we can mix in with different play calls.”

--Kaaya was asked about the loss of Dorsett and Walford, but he seems more focused on the current group.

“This is a dynamic group. I had a lot of receiving yards with these guys too. We’ll spread it out more and I feel like we can spread it evenly since these guys can get open on any play."

--The tight ends look to be a balanced group this year with the loss of Clive Walford to the NFL.

“They’re really working hard right now and pushing each other. They learned a lot from Clive. There is a lot of competition and Coach (Larry) Scott is pushing them hard and has them doing the right things in terms of run-blocking and pass-blocking and receiving the ball,” added Kaaya.

**Freshman DL Kendrick Norton was the first player other than quarterbacks and kickers out warming up. Coach Golden came up to him prior to practice and had a few words with him. Norton definitely looks like he has the size to make an impact this season. Impressive lower base, which is of course one of the most important traits for a defensive line.

**Senior safety Deon Bush has dealt with injuries dating back to his time in high school, but he says his body is ready.

“I feel better than I’ve felt my whole career. I’m 100%.”

--There has been talk that Bush could play some cornerback this season, something that he is open to.

“I’m really not sure what the plans are, but I am open to playing corner if they need me and I would be willing to do it,” said Bush.

--Bush is excited to play in the same defensive backfield as long time friend, freshman safety JaQuan Johnson.

“JaQuan Johnson is going to be a great player for us and I can’t wait to play with him this season.”

**Redshirt freshman OLB/DE Demetrius Jackson feels as though the last year did wonders for him.

“I was able to learn the fundamentals and learn the game. It slowed down for me and my football IQ went up.”

--Jackson says he is up to 245 and is able to “do the same things I did in high school” in reference to how he has adjusted to the weight

--Jackson did not hold back his confidence in the 2015 Miami defense, which has been a major weakness in Al Golden’s time in Coral Gables

“That D-Line is scary. Me, Quan, Chad, Trent can all make a big impact. I think it could be the top defense in the country this year.”

“We aren’t just out here practicing to be mediocre. We want to be great. It’s easier said than done, but we are going to show you," said Jackson.

**Redshirt senior Rashawn Scott feels like his support system helped get him through the past couple seasons.

“I have a lot of people on my back. My family, coaches, and friends never gave up on me so I got a lot of people behind me.”

--Scott did say he is not necessarily looking at this as a “contract year”

“I’m not looking at it just like that because then I’m putting that just on me. I can’t just think about myself as an individual because I don’t play like that. Everyone is going to have a good year. It’s going to be fun,” added Scott.

--Scott noted that he believes the playbook will be more open now that Kaaya has more experience.

**Braxton Berrios notes that the chemistry between Brad Kaaya and the receivers is much better this year since he was able to participate in spring practice as well as his second full summer.

--Berrios is a huge advocate of receivers coach Kevin Beard.

“I couldn’t point out just one thing. It’s amazing with the short amount of time he’s had with us what we’ve learned. Everything about being a receiver here since he played here. Getting off releases, running routes, and all the little things,” said Berrrios.

--The critics are not something that the team concerns themselves with, according to the sophomore receiver.

“We don't listen to it. We don’t worry about it. We are going to be good and we know that so that is all that matters to us. We can’t stop them from saying what they want.”

**Freshmen defensive backs Sheldrick Redwine and Michael Jackson fit in well physically. Miami has been trying to get bigger at the corner spot ever since Golden took over, and these two fit the bill.

**Note on Jay-nard Bostwick, who is transferring from Florida…Miami has spoken to him and there is interest, but this is not near a “done deal” yet as has been suggested elsewhere. The admissions process can be lengthy so just something to monitor. Bostwick would need to sit out a year if he came.

**There has been talk since spring camp that Mike Wyche was a different player, mostly due to his conditioning. He is now listed at 325 on the roster, which is a vast improvement from when he was weighing around 350 at this time last year.

**Kicker Mike Badgley was rocking a mullet out there. An interesting look indeed.

Canes running out on Day 1 - https://instagram.com/p/6Cw3sdyHIh/?...canes_in_sight

Running backs Joe Yearby, Gus Edwards, Colin Alford working through drills - https://instagram.com/p/6CxmyPyHJy/?...canes_in_sight

TE Chris Herndon - https://instagram.com/p/6Cx6txSHKS/?...canes_in_sight

raizecane

Here is my thoughts on what folks are saying about the first practice and how they look..... YAWN!!!!!!!!

I don't care what they look like in practice or how they are performing. Some of the comments posted above are the same things we heard in past years. Show me something when it counts....during the regular season.

Ohio_Cane

Show me something when it counts....during the regular season.

Posted by: raizecane | August 06, 2015 at 12:51 PM
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I'm sure just about everyone agrees with U, but info is info on the current team, and will continue to get posted as it comes out each practice.

Lur-ker

Exactly. People are so starved for football they eat this stuff up. Nobody actually thinks that because a bunch of positive spin was put out there on the FIRST day of practice, that we're going to be guaranteed 15-0.

It's just excitement that football is finally back.

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

I guess it is official, they are wearing Adidas now. :-( At least their practice uni's are semi cool. But get rid of the white soccer cleats!

Glad to have football back. But not really high on the team this year.

Ohio_Cane

I think the practice jerseys are bad azz. Not mad about the cleats, either. But I'm a soccer guy.

j.w.

Glad to have football back. But not really high on the team this year.

Posted by: MIA Chi 'Cane '98 | August 06, 2015 at 01:05 PM
90% of us are thinking the same thing, humming a Who song while we do.

raizecane

I agree with comments above ^^^ its been a long summer and the wait is almost over.

30CINCO

I appreciate all the post, tidbits and news coming out, keep it coming!

The Dude

BLACK CLEATS ARE A MUST!!!

The Dude

Thanks for all of the info peeps. Football is back!!!

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

Hey, dude. I agree about the black cleats!!! Still not happy about making the switch but black cleats will make up for some of it. Very strange seeing Adidas all over the place. But we will all get used to it, at least for the next 10 years or so.

The Dude

I like Adidas, always have. I like Nike also.

trianglecane

I think the white cleats are fresh for practice. The gear is nice.

I can't wait for the pad's to come on.

The Dude

I think it was McDermott I saw a picture of and he's looking like an NFL guard. Darling is a beast and the new OL look big too. OL may be a bit weak to start the season, but by the end of the Nebraska game, should be ready for ACC play.

Ohio_Cane

Cam Underwood ‏@UnderwoodSports 2h2 hours ago

Rahshun South just said he'd take an OV to Miami yesterday, decommits from Clemson today. #TrendingUp?

WWIN

White cleats look nice to me!!!

Those black practice uni's are bad ass tho!!! Why no close up of those???

laquinton

Season for optimism guys. Go Canes ! LOF yet ?

fran

Ohio cane I believe he is talking about Rahshun Smith. # 26 2016 prospect O/S LB from IMG academy he is the one who decommited fron Clemson
Fran

30CINCO

Looks good!

‏@David62576
@TomGarfinkel Before and After. Great Job Tom!

Before
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLu41vGXAAAYcn7.jpg
After
https://www.canesinsight.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=31121&d=1438897920&thumb=1

WWIN

First day of camp and the blog ain't going strong... where everybody at???

86Cane

#Workin

86Cane

#WorkinAndPracticing

#NightMoves

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

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