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SinisterCane

CANEZ#1

Terrance Sullivan

Boom

CoCane

1st Biatch!

CoCane

Oh wait. Dam!

3rd...

:-(

HAPPY SOUP

I wonder if they will have any salad dressing at the golf tourney and what kind?

Pompano cane

Hester

Terrance Sullivan

LOL Soup I imagine Balsamic Vinaigrette and Thousand Island.

BigWindyCane1

Jennings, Garvin and now Bandy? The block is on FIRE!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Yessss! The Block Is Hot!

HawaiiCane

Pompano Cane, you were more like Moss than Hester!

YooperCane

Let's get this mutha phuckin party started! Canez are gonna kick ass and take names...vault it bruh.

VA Cane

ROHAN..and ST26......the MEN!!!!!

Mr. Moneymaker

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The University of Miami held their media day for the 2016 season following Monday’s practice.


Miami made close to 40 players available for the session and it is the only day of fall camp that true freshmen can speak with the media.


Read on for the latest news and notes surrounding UM’s freshman class and how they are adjusting to their first year at Miami.


News & Notes

• LB Shaquille Quarterman, who is the first team middle linebacker, has embraced being a vocal leader for the defense as a true freshman. “You can never be too talkative on the defense,” Quarterman said. “I just want to be able to relay information so that everybody is on the same page. We should never have a miscommunication on any play. I feel like all the guys respect me enough to listen to me and I am going to respect them.”


• Quarterman has worked hard on improving his pass defense since the spring. “I need to be able to cover receivers at times and I have realized that to do that, it is not so much physical as it is knowing the game. I can learn some things by the way the offense lines up or just little details that you can see pre-snap. That way I can know where I need to drop and then I am in the right place at the right time. That way I am showing my film study and athleticism.”


• LB Michael Pinckney’s football intelligence has impressed defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. “Mike has great instincts,” Diaz said. “He doesn’t overcomplicate the game. He understands his reads, he understands the game, and he makes it look very natural. He has a very natural feel. When you make the jump from high school to college, there is a lot more assignments and learning. Some guys struggle with that when you teach him. Mike is a guy that when you teach him, he is very bright and learns everything in the meeting room and can transition that to the field. He makes it seem like the game comes easy to him.” Pinckney is expected to be the starting weak-side linebacker this season.


• WR Ahmmon Richards is working with the first team offense at X-receiver spot. “It has been way harder than I expected to be honest,” Richards said. “The practices are high tempo and that blind-sided me. We are constantly moving with a high tempo offense. I have definitely had to adjust to that.”


• Richards has a legitimate shot to be a starting receiver in the offense this year. He can bring the element of vertical speed to the offense. “I feel like I have gotten a lot faster. We got tested, but they didn’t give us our times. I do feel like my legs are a lot stronger and I am quicker too.” Richards says he was timed at a 4.39 in high school.


• LB Zach McCloud has spent much of the first few practices working with the second team defense, and according to the freshman linebacker, who enrolled back in January, there’s a reason why he’s out there. “I feel like I have made a lot of progress since the spring,” McCloud said. “I really can’t say [what my role is going to be]. The only thing I know is that things are still in progress and that coach is still trying to figure out where he wants people at. I’m doing the best I can to try and get as high up as I can on the roster.” McCloud said that he thinks he has put on 30 pounds since his junior year of high school which in turn has allowed for him to be more aggressive. “I’m expecting to play,” he said. "I’m expecting to play well enough for them to trust me that much.”


• QB Jack Allison has gained close to 15 pounds of muscle since arriving at Miami in January. He believes those changes to his body have helped his arm strength and ability to move within the pocket. Allison has enjoyed working with UM coach Mark Richt and is looking to be consistent from practice to practice. “He doesn’t want us to just go out there and doing your own thing,” Allison said. “He wants us to go out and go through our progressions correctly. He wants us to not turn any bad plays into catastrophes.”


• Allison on learning the quarterback position under Brad Kaaya: “Everything he does on the field is pretty much perfect, so I will just want him and see how he does it and then do the same thing. If I have any questions, I will just ask him.”


• DE Joe Jackson has gained five pounds and now weighs 250 pounds while lowering his body fat percentage since arriving at UM in May. Jackson is proud of the way that he has improved with his technique since arriving. “I wasn’t so great with using my hands in high school, but now my technique has really improved,” Jackson said. “We do the same technique drills and now I am way better with all of that.” Jackson is hopeful he will see the field as a true freshman.”


• Freshman DE Pat Bethel says his body fat is down 6 percent despite the fact that he’s eating six meals a day and up to 260 pounds. The Vero Beach native said that the biggest adjustment for him has not only been at the training table, but also in the weight room. “I have seen some transformation in my play,” Bethel said when asked about the summer conditioning. Bethel added that the coaches haven’t told him if he will redshirt or not this season, but he said that he’s fighting for a spot in the rotation on the defensive line. “Whatever they need me to do, I’m going to do,” Bethel said. “Coach Kul just wants me to stop thinking so much and just play.”


• RB Travis Homer has impressed running backs coach Thomas Brown already with the way he takes instructions and applies it on the field. “I think he has some home run ability. I love the way he has come in. He doesn’t say a whole lot, but he listens and speaks when he needs to. He is a very smart kid and takes coaching. I normally have to tell him to do something just one time and he does it. He doesn’t mind to be coached hard and he has worked his butt off so far.”


• Homer hopes to weigh 200 pounds when the season starts. He is in the mix at kick return, but he admits he hasn’t done that since his freshman year of high school.


• Tight ends coach Todd Hartley made a very strong push late in the recruiting process to add Jovani Haskins to the 2016 class. Haskins is a unique jumbo athlete that primarily played quarterback at the high school level and his physical traits have Hartley excited about his potential down the road. “I think he saw how we like to use our tight ends,” Hartley said. “He knows the tight end is going to be a big part of our offense. He was a priority for us in the recruiting process. His athletic ceiling is so high. He has plenty of room to improve, but his ceiling is very high. Him playing quarterback in high school has helped him understand the game and what we need from him. He has a chance to be a real good player for us.”


• TE Michael Irvin Jr. has impressed coach Hartley with his ability to catch any pass thrown in his vicinity. “He is a tight end that can be used in a lot of ways,” Hartley said. “He has a lot of versatility. Irvin is a natural pass catcher. He has also held his own when we lined him up on the line against Al-Quadin Muhammad. He also can do some fullback stuff. I am impressed by his ability to do what we want him to do. With that being said, he has plenty of room to improve.”


• WR Sam Bruce scored a long touchdown in the opening practice and has showed flashes in fall camp. “He was one of the younger guys who came a little later in the summer so he’s not as far along as some of the other young guys, but he’s learning and he’s playing multiple positions,” wide receivers coach Ron Dugans said. “He’s a kid who can play inside or outside line. I’m excited of a few things that I’ve saw him do this fall.”


• Manny Diaz wants his safeties to be physical and Romeo Finley says he thinks that’s his best route to seeing the field in his first season. “Coach tells me every day that I’m going to play and that I can’t think of myself as a true freshman,” Finley said. “When I see it, just play. If you know what’s happening just go and do it. Coaches are telling me every day to just play with me eyes. Finley, who says he has rotated at times with the first team defense in practice, also plans to make an impact on special teams and says that he’s working with the kickoff and punt teams.


• Safeties coach Ephraim Banda is very high on the tackling ability of Finley. Banda feels like the future of defensive football is trending toward having safeties that can really chase ball carriers and tackle in space as well as having the ability to cover. Banda is excited about the skill-set he has seen from Finley thus far.


• CB Malek Young has impressed the UM coaches with his competitiveness in practice. “I just try to battle with all the receivers I face,” Young said. “I just try to be intense and go at it and have fun and at the same time get better each day.” Young does want to play as a true freshman and hopes to get a chance on special teams as a returner.


• OL Tre Johnson has gained 15 pounds of muscle since arriving at UM and is now up to 300 pounds. He is working under Trevor Darling at left tackle and the veteran offensive linemen has really taken Johnson under his wing this summer.


• DT Tyreic Martin has enjoyed his time at Miami since arriving from the summer. Martin has dropped ten pounds since arriving and has seen his body fat percentage go down from 26 to 20 percent. Martin has enjoyed working under defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski. “Coach Kuligowski is the best defensive line coach in the country and we play in a fun system,” Martin said. “We get to go attack the quarterback and make plays. I love what Miami is about to become. I feel like with this coaching staff, Miami is going to be a force to be reckoned with.”


• LB Michael Pinckney was not riding the bike to start Monday’s practice as he had been the previous two days. He was not working with the first team defense and did not participate in all of the individual drills. Pinckney has been hampered by a muscle tweak in his leg.


• WR Sam Bruce, LB Michael Pinckney, TE Jovani Haskins, and DB Jeff James were freshmen that were requested for media day and were not made available by Mark Richt. There is speculation that Bruce could potentially be suspended stemming from an incident in high school. Miami did not give a reason as to why Pickney, Haskins, and James were unavailable.

RCCF

Richt is a 12%er..

"We Don't Go Into Games Expecting to Lose".....(paraphrase, but said by coach)

We Ready!!

HAPPY SOUP

Hester

Posted by: Pompano cane | August 08, 2016 at 04:48 PM

I know who this is.

POMPANO is in da house!!!

BigWindyCane1

Barry at the Herald quoting Manny DIAZ: "The first point of improvement for this team is we have to run the ball better and stop the run better. That means we have to be a tougher, more physical team.

"When we can pound the rock and stop the rock from being pounded on us, it’s going to get good around here."

I agree 100%

WWIN

My LOF:

DEE JAY DALLAS!!!

Lur-ker

Take a knee, Willie Will.

DJD is a senior in high school

1mg Of Epi

Will just make his LOF win even more legendary.

HAPPY SOUP

Will just make his LOF win even more legendary.

Posted by: 1mg Of Epi | August 08, 2016 at 11:12 PM

U made me spit my drink out!

I hate that, wasted liquor...

The Dude

^^^ In that case... Brad Kaaya VIII for my LoF.

WWIN

Posted by: Lur-ker | August 08, 2016 at 10:48 PM

I know but damn dat boy is goin IN! Bout to bring da U byke!

WWIN

Will just make his LOF win even more legendary.

Posted by: 1mg Of Epi | August 08, 2016 at 11:12 PM

DAMN STRAIGHT I did!!! Lol

Go Canes!

Al Blades Jr is my legend of the fall.

He's going to hit a future FSU commit so hard this season he'll drop the game winner with :03 left of the 2020 game.

30CINCO

Mark Richt needs only look up over his shoulder to see UM’s expectations, and his burden

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/greg-cote/article94476562.html#storylink=cpy

HAPPY SOUP

That reminds me, it is almost time for Legends of the Fall (LOF) isn't it?

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | August 09, 2016 at 05:57 AM

Shouldn't GD/TS be your LOF???

30CINCO

=)

Suspension Recommended For Lawyer In University of Miami Athletics Probe

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/08/08/suspension-recommended-for-lawyer-in-university-of-miami-athletics-probe/

SinisterCane

Squad17 Class is riddled with blood lusting savages


FSU - I'll see you and @Deejaydallas5 on the field soon bro! https://twitter.com/bjbradleyj13/status/762703473448189952


Deonte DJ Johnson
‏@King_DJ01
Deonte DJ Johnson Retweeted Alexander Marshall

Let's see try and get the ball when me and my squad killing yo QB and knocking y'all heads off 😈🙌🏾

Go Canes!

Posted by: WWIN | August 09, 2016 at 10:47 AM

I'll leave that to the resident mental patient.

#smartasasalad

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | August 09, 2016 at 10:48 AM

Think it was one of our recruits who answered that FSU kid with something like "Just wait til you play against a defense with black guys on it"

Made me laugh out loud.

Lur-ker

=)

Suspension Recommended For Lawyer In University of Miami Athletics Probe

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/08/08/suspension-recommended-for-lawyer-in-university-of-miami-athletics-probe/

Posted by: 30CINCO | August 09, 2016 at 10:48 AM

It's amazing the lengths the NCAA went to try and nail us, including using crooked lawyers and u ethical methods, including some possible illegalities.

If they tried this hard with the SEC, that whole league would have mostly death penalty teams, with the possible exception of Vanderbilt.

Lur-ker

Best salad in the world is that 1905 salad from the Columbia restaurants in the Tampa area

HAPPY SOUP

Lurker....agree 100%. That is some SMART salad right there. The recipe for the dressing is available on line BTW. My wife makes it for us.

The Dude

Posted by: Go Canes! | August 09, 2016 at 05:57 AM

I havent been impressed by him in camp video at all. He gets smoked by almost everyone.

WWIN

For those that DON'T KNOW... which I shouldn't even have to say... smh

I was just joking about Deejay Dallas being LOF but intended to give him a shout out for all that he's doing right now

Terrance Sullivan

WWIN hope to see U in Atlanta for the GT Game Brotha!

Go Canes!

Stadium, including scoreboard looks amazing. Going to venture a guess they haven't put the final panels on to maximize sunlight on the newly sodded field?

https://twitter.com/ian693/status/763036464263364608

orange 'n green in the vein

Mailing it in for a month. Eh, CEO needs to recharge and let's face it, the ego based 'competition' has been DOA for most of the year so coasting won't damage the brand by comparison.

Ohio_Cane

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 47s47 seconds ago

Miami RB Gus Edwards with 👀 quote on true freshman LB Shaq Quarterman. Said Shaq is already the "QB of the defense" and is "very vocal"

Go Canes!

Posted by: WWIN | August 09, 2016 at 12:06 PM

Agree 100%. Kid has been our most vocal and active recruiter. He's on all of them about what CMR has going here.

Go Canes!

https://twitter.com/peterariz/status/763054715634651136

Lur-ker

Posted by: SOUP | August 09, 2016 at 11:40 AM

That salad is a meal. So good.

You're right. The key is that salad dressing.

I may have to google the recipe and let the better half make that for me.

Lur-ker

I just looked at my post above would like to reassure everyone that I am a red blooded heterosexual. Just in case anyone was wondering. Soup is as straight as they come. Don't judge cuz we're talking about salads.

thirstybuzzardcane

Lurkers eyes only!

https://youtu.be/caBNCUmcLGA

1mg Of Epi

I may have to google the recipe and let the better half make that for me.

Posted by: Lur-ker | August 09, 2016 at 01:00 PM

Lookin to get your salad tossed eh?

1mg Of Epi

I just looked at my post above would like to reassure everyone that I am a red blooded heterosexual. Just in case anyone was wondering. Soup is as straight as they come. Don't judge cuz we're talking about salads.

Posted by: Lur-ker | August 09, 2016 at 01:03 PM

Lol! That was a bridge too far. Or something.

1mg Of Epi

Mailing it in for a month. Eh, CEO needs to recharge and let's face it, the ego based 'competition' has been DOA for most of the year so coasting won't damage the brand by comparison.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 09, 2016 at 12:39 PM

Don't go! we're all still wondering who mike Bradley is.

SinisterCane

Ariz:

The Work: Practice 6 recap and quotes

**The first practice of the day ended a bit early and Mark Rich was not available to the media following practice. Miami has another practice this afternoon that will not be open to media viewing. Tomorrow is the team’s first scrimmage of fall camp.

Although we did not get to speak with Richt, offensive players Standish Dobard and Gus Edwards both said that their side of the ball beat the defense on Tuesday morning. Richt had said that the defense won each of the last two days prior to today.

“I think we won today. We got them,” said Dobard. “It felt good because they’ve been getting us all camp. We just competed better and finished better.”

“The offense fought hard in practice. The offense did a good job today. I really don’t know how they keep the points, but I know we won today,” said running back Gus Edwards.

**I got the chance to speak with tight ends David Njoku, Standish Dobard, and Chris Herndon and confidence in this group seems to be sky-high. I asked about their position coach Todd Hartley, who is one of the more animated coaches during practice.

“Coach Hartley is a very intense coach. He coaches us very hard. He loves us up, but when it’s time to work, you gotta go to work. I personally think he’s a great guy and a great coach,” Njoku said.

“He’s a real cool guy – he’s tough at times, but he likes to joke around a lot. When it’s time to work, it’s time to work – so we like him,” Dobard said.

Njoku said he was timed running a 4.49 40-yard dash last time he was tested. Standish Dobard also credited Njoku as having improved as a blocker.

“He’s a freak. He can do a lot of things well and he’s becoming a great blocker now. He’s becoming an all-around, complete tight end now,” Dobard said.

The redshirt sophomore Njoku is looking to build on his success of last season. He knows that his position group will be featured in the Richt offense.

“I think with our athletes, we’re going to have a pretty big role,” he said. “I always say this, but Stan is the leader, Chris is the do-it-all, and I have a little speed on me.”

**Adrian Colbert, who has instantly become one of the most important players on Miami’s roster, went in detail about moving from safety to corner.

“It’s been much smoother (than he thought). I played a little bit of corner at the end of my career in Texas, just practice wise. It was tough, but there was a lot of natural ability too. I’m just getting used to it here and working with Coach Rumph has improved my game,” said Colbert.

The lengthy cornerback had high praise for his position coach Mike Rumph. When asked about Rumph’s career at Miami, Colbert muttered, “he was an All-American, man” to himself.

“He’s helped me tremendously. He’s brought my game from like right here – where I thought it would be – to there. He’s a great coach,” said Colbert.


Colbert on the freshmen linebackers: “They don’t look young – that’s for sure.”

**Gus Edwards came to the group of reporters after practice and he appeared to be short of breath. Between huffs and puffs, he explained that the running backs group stayed a bit after practice ended to get some extra conditioning work in with offensive coordinator/running backs coach Thomas Brown.

Add him to the never-ending list of players who made physical progress in the offseason. Miami’s running back said that he is down to 230 pounds on 9% body fat, and says he feels a difference in his speed.

“I feel a lot better than I did in the spring. I’m a lot more comfortable and I’m at 100%,” said Edwards. “”I feel like I’m in better shape now.”
Does Gus need to get acclimated to being hit again after missing all of last season?

“If I go against those guys on defense every day, I think that will prepare me,” said Edwards.

Edwards on which linebacker is sticking out: “Shaquille Quarterman. He’s in the backfield a lot. He’s like the quarterback of the defense as far as I see it. I see him calling a lot of things – he’s very vocal out there.”

Gus Edwards on Travis Homer: “Travis is a hard-worker. He’s taking everything he’s learning real fast,” said Edwards. “If he has questions, he speaks up. He’s adding a lot of depth to the backfield.”

**The first scrimmage is tomorrow.

thirstybuzzardcane

Stadium, including scoreboard looks amazing. Going to venture a guess they haven't put the final panels on to maximize sunlight on the newly sodded field?

https://twitter.com/ian693/status/763036464263364608

Posted by: Go Canes! | August 09, 2016 at 12:36 PM

I believe what you see is what your getting. The roof is completely done. It does look though that there will be more than 10% sitting in the sun.

Go Canes!

Think you're right TBC. Went to garfinkel's page and his wallpaper shows it as it is now.

That 90% is not looking likely

The Dude

If Njoku's measurables prove true at the NFL combine, he'll keep the 1st round streak alive. TEs like that dont come around but maybe every 4 or 5 years.

The Dude

The stadium is really, really impressive looking. On campus stadium what?

The Dude

Does anyone know if we get to put retired numbers and banners up in the stadium? Its beautiful, but I hope it doesnt look like we're renting.

TonyCane

We should Dude. UM probably has a better record than the Dolphins in that stadium anyway

30CINCO

Stadium, including scoreboard looks amazing. Going to venture a guess they haven't put the final panels on to maximize sunlight on the newly sodded field?

https://twitter.com/ian693/status/763036464263364608

Posted by: Go Canes! | August 09, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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From previous renderings, they are still missing the cover for the inner portion of the roof. From pictures I have seen, it looks to be a different material from the panels that are already on.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.miamidolphins.com%2Fnews%2Farticle-1%2FRoss%25E2%2580%2599-Commitment-To-South-Florida-Evident-In-Stadium-Modernization%2F904d1000-a2bd-4c4d-9ca8-9c2687cdfbcd&psig=AFQjCNED96hscttYwi2e2VtiDEbm5WPItQ&ust=1470852914971632

Lur-ker

Lurkers eyes only!

https://youtu.be/caBNCUmcLGA

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 09, 2016 at 01:15

LOL...the biiiiig salad

Lur-ker

Lookin to get your salad tossed eh?

Posted by: 1mg Of Epi | August 09, 2016 at 01:19 PM

Looking for a pack of smokes in trade?

Lur-ker

Does anyone know if we get to put retired numbers and banners up in the stadium? Its beautiful, but I hope it doesnt look like we're renting.

Posted by: The Dude | August 09, 2016 at 02:10 PM

You see it better in the stadium. They've always had UM signage & banners and the like. There's also a narrow LCD screen that encircles the stadium between the upper and the lower levels, that has the UM logo flashing and other stuff. You clearly know in a Miami HURRICANES stadium when you go to canes game.

1mg Of Epi

Lookin to get your salad tossed eh?

Posted by: 1mg Of Epi | August 09, 2016 at 01:19 PM

Looking for a pack of smokes in trade?

Posted by: Lur-ker | August 09, 2016 at 04:58 PM

Deal! BTW I woulda gone down to half a pack.

thirstybuzzardcane

Think you're right TBC. Went to garfinkel's page and his wallpaper shows it as it is now.

That 90% is not looking likely

Posted by: Go Canes! | August 09, 2016 at 02:01 PM


I believe the sun sets differently during the time change/winter time. That will keep more seats shaded. The home side should be in the shade all the time.

Lur-ker

I think I read that those open spaces you see at the edges will be covered by a different material per Garfinkel.

Something something opaque polycarbonate?

What it sounds like is a partly transparent material, like a smoked glass that lets some light in but is cloudy, not transparent. But made of some synthetic material like a plastic, but much more exo.

TSully is the guy I see that really keeps up on this. He's probably got the answer.

Go Canes!

Phelps-GOAT

TonyCane

Let this song describe the 12%, 2016 season of our Miami Hurricanes season!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7oMBq1vkCM

Terrance Sullivan

Lur-ker U nailed it. That will be installed in the next 2 weeks, along with installing Goal Posts and Painting the Playing Field. Should be all good in say August 30th.

Lur-ker

TS, isn't that grass looking beautiful right now?

Get it cut low and tight for the games to enhance our improving speed and we're in business.

1mg Of Epi

Let this song describe the 12%, 2016 season of our Miami Hurricanes season!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7oMBq1vkCM

Posted by: TonyCane | August 09, 2016 at 10:04 PM

I second that.

Terrance Sullivan

Yesss Yesss Yesss Lur-ker!

thirstybuzzardcane

Any predictions on the attendance for the first game? I'm saying 55,000. Is the FAMU band still serving the death penalty?

Terrance Sullivan

TBC yea I agree 55,000 then 58,000 for FAU. 66,000 for FSU, 60,000 for UNC, Pitt, and Duke.

WWIN

WWIN hope to see U in Atlanta for the GT Game Brotha!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 09, 2016 at 12:15 PM

What up Tsully...what it do?

Unfortunately I won't be able to make it... my wife's birthday is that weekend and she wants to go to Houston... but we'll meet up soon

HAPPY SOUP

Get it cut low and tight for the games to enhance our improving speed and we're in business.

Posted by: Lur-ker | August 09, 2016 at 10:48 PM

Uh...ummm...isn't that what...oh never mind!

Terrance Sullivan

Sounds good WWIN. LOL Soup!

The Dude

Not sure who has or hasnt peaked ahead to the 2018 recruiting class...

It... is... mother... f*cking... loaded...

I think its SoFL's best ever. Like a dozen 4* DBs half of which are over 6'1". About 5 4* LBs. A few 4* RBs, a bunch of 4* WRs...

There is even a 4* DT!!!

And its only 2016. Many, many more kids in SoFL will gain a 5th and 4th star by the time they sign in about a year and a half. We should have a top 5 class because its going to be like fishing with dynamite. It is absolutely critical that our next 2 years are very good years. I hope Richt isnt afraid to put up numbers on bad teams.

The Dude

^^^ Thats just Dade and Broward!!!

raizecane

Is Michael Phelps a beast or what ?? GO USA

Go Canes!

Always felt this kid had to be our #1 get last year. Think Richards is going to have an Amari Cooper type freshman season.

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/1a007609-4655-4c06-a85f-a51e783c4948

30CINCO

UM's biggest 2016 needs being filled; Lots of UM nuggets

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2016/08/ums-biggest-2016-needs-being-filled-lots-of-um-nuggets-dolphins-and-marlins-items.html

Go Canes!

Posted by: SOUP | August 10, 2016 at 12:23 AM

That post up there was for soup's post!

Go Canes!

This one is about Richards:

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2016/08/ums-biggest-2016-needs-being-filled-lots-of-um-nuggets-dolphins-and-marlins-items.html#storylink=addthis

Ohio_Cane

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 1m1 minute ago

Miami's first scrimmage is supposed to end sometime between 11-11:15. Richt meets with media after that and I will have a recap up later

Mark from Atlanta

Canes brothers!
Good morning.
Lot to be excited about this year's potential. ...
QB- Coached correctly, 2yrs under his belt
RBS - loaded - again, coached correctly
TEs - loaded - ditto
DL - depth finally - ditto Kool
LBS -Good mix of depth and Shaq...
OL - we'll see - coached correctly again got to help
WRS - same as LBS


CMR -Doing the right stuff to put in opportunity for success. ...

Now, just WIN Baby, just win.
God bless you and Go Canes! !

30CINCO

From David Perez - new CIS writer:

Underrated defensive end is working hard to make his impact

In an era where players are told they will be superstars from the moment they step on the field, Miami freshman defensive end Joe Jackson knows nothing is set in stone.

“Nothing is guaranteed,” Jackson said to me while speaking about his role on the team. “So right now, I just have to keep working hard at what I’m doing.”

Hard work has never been a stranger to Jackson, who enters Miami as a freshman this season out of Gulliver Preparatory School in Homestead, Florida. As a four star prospect coming out of High School, Jackson committed to Miami in January of 2016. Jackson immediately showed a lot of potential out of high school, but with a new coach and a talented front four in Coral Gables, Jackson knew he had his work cut out for him.

Rather than shy away from the challenge; however, Jackson has gotten better; learning one day at a time.

“It is a lot of practices, its tough. Guys are going through stuff for the first time and they are challenged every day like they are never challenged before.” Miami defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski said when speaking about the adjustment of a freshman like Joe Jackson. “It’s tough sometimes to still focus on getting better every day, but if he does that he is going to be a great player. He needs to focus on getting better and staying focused, but he loves football.”

As a freshman stepping into a new role in 2016, Jackson enters a talented Miami front. Led by upperclassmen Al-Quadin Muhammad and Chad Thomas on the outside, Miami’s defensive line has many veteran leaders. This season should serve as learning one for Jackson, who is taking in advice on a daily basis from the experienced lineman.

“They help with everything and they don’t beat around the bush,” Jackson said while speaking positively about his teammates. “They tell you what you are doing wrong, if you have to do them they tell you do go back and get extra reps. I mean, they are trying to push up to help us become better, they want to trust us so we can come in.”

And while Jackson is closely observing how those around him play at the collegiate level, he himself plans to work on his physical shape. The defensive end is currently listed at 6-5 250 lbs, but by the time this season ends Jackson hopes to be “255 or 260” pounds, all while working with his nutritionist to improve his body percentage. Jackson is already in good shape coming into his freshman year, but with more work and added conditioning, Jackson should be able to reach around the same weight as junior Chad Thomas.

Jackson will focus on improving for his future as a ‘Cane, but after hard work in practice, the freshman will be ready to step in as soon as possible.

“The thing is, if he gets a chance to play this year, he just needs to go in there and be the best player he can be,” Coach Kuligowski said. “The things that he is doing well is that he’s being coachable, he is playing extremely hard, and he is not timid. He is not being arrogant or anything, but he is certainly acting like he fits in.”

And with a new coaching staff entering campus and the first game less than a month away, the group’s overall unity has Jackson excited about 2016.

“I think we are gonna have a great defense, a great team overall, and hopefully I’ll get to play and get a chance to show what I can do,” Jackson said.

Whether Jackson’s impact is felt this year or not, there is little doubt that he has become a large part of this defensive line’s future moving forward.

Go Canes!

John Saunders from ESPN dead.

Only 61. Didn't even know he was ill.

Dang, he was all class.

thirstybuzzardcane

"Kaaya, working in his third different offense and with his second coordinator in three years, admitted this week that James Coley’s spread last year “was kind of confusing to me. Coach Richt’s offense is more pro style. A lot of different checks from last year. A lot under-center stuff. A lot of play action.”

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Man, if only Coley could confuse the opposing defenses like he did with Kaaya. We had to be the most predictable offense in the nation! I bet defenses were licking their chops to face us.....Every defensive cordinators probably got pay raises after they played us.

thirstybuzzardcane

Scrimage Stats:

OFFENSE

Brad Kaaya � 16-19, 258 yards, TD
Vincent Testaverde � 3-3, 62 yards
Jack Allison -
Evan Shirreffs � 3-5, 16 yard
Malik Rosier � 2-5, 1 yard
Mark Walton � 7 carries, 29 yards, 1TD
Gus Edwards � 7 carries, 13 yards
Crispian Atkins (walkon) � 4 carries, 20 yards
Joseph Yearby � 4 carries, 25 yards
Travis Homer � 7 carries, 22 yards
Trayone Gray � 2 carries, 6 yards
Chris Herndon � 2 receptions, 24 yards
Sam Bruce, 2 receptions, 7 yards
Wyatt Chickillo � 2 receptions, 10 yards
Braxton Berrios � 3 receptions, 75 yards, 1TD
Stacy Coley � 3 receptions, 35 yards
Malcolm Lewis � 1 reception, 12 yards
Dayall Harris � 2 receptions, 80 yards
Marquez Williams � 2 receptions, 16 yards

DEFENSE

Jermaine Grace � 3 tackles
Al-quadin Muhammad � 2 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks
Chad Thomas � 3 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks
Shaquille Quarterman � 1 tackle
Jamie Gordinier � 3 tackles
JaQuan Johnson � 4 tackles, 2 FF
Zach McCloud � 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 FR
Trent Harris � 5 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks
RJ McIntosh � 3 tackles
Kendrick Norton � 2 tackles
Gerald Willis � 2 tackles
Romeo Finley � 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack
Charles Perry � 3 tackles
Mike Smith- 3 tackles, 1 TFL
Terry McCray- 2 tackles
Patrick Bethel � 2 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 sacks
Mike Jackson � 1 tackle, 1 PBU, 1 FR
Malek Young � 2 tackles
Corn Elder � 2 tackles
Rayshawn Jenkins � 2 tackles, 1 PBU
Jamal Carter � 1 tackle
Robert Knowles � 4 tackles

thirstybuzzardcane

^^^^^^^Looks like we stopped run exceptionally well.

thirstybuzzardcane

By looking at the stats, our offensive line sucks!

thirstybuzzardcane

I hope those 9 sacks were against our 2nd and 3rd string OL

Terrance Sullivan

Good stuff TBC!

1mg Of Epi

Man, if only Coley could confuse the opposing defenses like he did with Kaaya. We had to be the most predictable offense in the nation! I bet defenses were licking their chops to face us.....Every defensive cordinators probably got pay raises after they played us.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 10, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Cmon now buzz!! Half back pass from the 5 in a driving snow storm. Bout as unpredictable as u can get.

thirstybuzzardcane

Lmao, Epi!

thirstybuzzardcane

Good read!

https://www.dawgnation.com/football/team-news/re-energized-richt-calling-all-the-shots-for-canes

Ohio_Cane

By looking at the stats, our offensive line sucks!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | August 10, 2016 at 11:52 AM
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OR, our new attacking defense is legit.

I'm a glass-half-full kinda guy, so I choose the latter.

Ohio_Cane

Richt post scrimmage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tbnanyffnI

Go Canes!

A lot of sacks called with no contact.

But I guess the O-line will continue to be a question mark til we see otherwise.

Ohio_Cane

Scrimagge was 1's vs 2's, so those sacks by the "1's" were against the 2nd team OL.

TheeMackJones

The ' 1's on both sides of the LOS won the scrimmage.

Although it's the first scrimmage, the Hurricanes still need to get some quality depth and whatnot.

TheeMackJones

O-line is on DIRE STRAITS call. Because it's all about... PROTECTING BRAD!

Go Canes!

Porter:

Miami ran through its first scrimmage of camp Wednesday, pitting its first-string offense against its second-string defense, and vice versa. It was closed to the media.

“The ones on each side of the ball won the drill, in my opinion,” coach Mark Richt said afterward. “The one offense did well. The one defense did well. We let the threes get reps, and there’s just too many guys who have no earthly idea what to do on just Day 1 plays. But that’s what happens. First scrimmage of your life in college, you get a little nervous, and you forget everything and you can’t even get lined up.”

Quarterback Brad Kaaya was 16-of-19 for 258 yards and a touchdown, with an interception returned for a touchdown and “one, maybe two” drops. Richt said Kaaya “did exactly what I asked him to do” on the interception, which cornerback Ryan Mayes grabbed. “That’s on me.”

He also mentioned Kaaya first when asked who stood out.

“I’ve just been very pleased with Brad. Brad has been very, very solid,” Richt said. “Today, locked in and taking care of business.” He added that sophomore tight end David Njoku caught a third-and-19 pass “a few yards short of the sticks, guys were just BB’ing him,” bouncing off, and “he kept his balance, kept his feet and made a nice run.

Richt liked how junior running back Joe Yearby (four carries, 25 yards) fought for a first down on a similar third-down play. Junior wide receiver Braxton Berrios had three catches for 75 yards and one touchdown, on a go route from Kaaya. Sophomore Dayall Harris had two for 80 yards.

He was also pleased with the edge pressure, which was “too much” for the second-string offensive line to handle. Junior defensive ends Al-Quadin Muhammad and Chad Thomas had two sacks each, while Trent Harris had two sacks of his own and tied freshman safety Romeo Finley with five tackles. Freshman defensive end Pat Bethel had a pair of sacks. Sophomore safety Jaquan Johnson had four tackles and two forced fumbles.

The backup quarterbacks, Richt said, “were locked in” and produced some solid numbers: However, Richt said he has shared his frustration with that group that no one has stood out among Vincent Testaverde (3-for-3, 62 yards), Evan Shirreffs (3-for-5, 16 yards) and Malik Rosier (2-for-5, 1 yards).

“There are redeeming qualities in every one,” he said. “They’re all doing some very nice things but they’re also doing some thing that give me pause in naming one.”

Also of note: Freshman linebacker Michael Pinckney, limited by hamstring injury the past few days, had three tackles. “He’s been hobbling around a little bit with some kind of soft tissue issue,” Richt said. “We did every test you could to maybe give him peace that he’s OK, and he went. … It’s hard. I think he’s a guy that’s just never been hurt, so he doesn’t even know what a pulled muscle is — is it truly a pull or is he just cramping?” Richt said team trainers believe Pinckney has “tremendous strength” in his legs, and will be OK.

Elsewhere:

“We had a few penalties, but I didn’t think we had a massive amount of penalties,” Richt said, noting UM used ACC officials calling to a game standard. “We had a holding on a screen you should never have … I don’t remember any defensive penalties. We didn’t have any alignment issues.”

Additionally, nobody “got hurt to the point where they had to come off the field for any reason, which was a huge blessing,” Richt said.

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