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December 18, 2016

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Go Canes!

Bring back Angry Soup.

HAPPY SOUP

Your wish is my command.

The Dude

Tres.

HAPPY SOUP

I am SO angry!

The Dude

^^^ I know of an herb that will calm you SOUP.

HAPPY SOUP

Puff, puff....pass.

#SmellsFunnyInColoradoKindaLikeTheOrangeBowl

SinisterCane

Please for tha love of God Chicago please draft Kaaya

The Dude

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 18, 2016 at 12:54 PM

What do you think about Matt Porter's comments about Allison?

SinisterCane

Posted by: The Dude | December 18, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Didn't know about the article, gotta link?

The Dude

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/12/17/miami-hurricanes-coaches-on-chad-thomas-backup-quarterbacks-recruiting-yearbyedwards/

^^^ There you go bud.

SinisterCane

Allison had his chance, its either Casey or Perry and Kaaya can still kick rocks

The Dude

Hahaha. K.

VA Cane

I really have no confidence in the other QB....I guess Rosier is all baseball....Allison Perry Testerverde....who is good....I am not sold on any of these guys..... no experience......BK is the best since KD11....some have been horrible...JH and Morris were....ok ...nothing more...... Not a lot of faith in what we have now. You have no QB....you cannot win.

VA Cane

Who is the best QB CMR produced....Stafford?....even he is a lot of dink and dunk.....I hate that kind of attack.....

tjl3909

Artie State beats UCF in the bowl game - we open AT Arky State next year-whoever made that schedule is a duche-

Ex QB Max Browne transfers to Pitt:

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18287634/pittsburgh-panthers-land-usc-trojans-transfer-max-browne

CaneRock

I think Kaaya goes to the Jets if He comes out.

Herbieibis

Richt is supposed to be qb guru, he'll get mileage out of one of those stiffs. I think richt finally understands where the qb position is heading by bringing Perry in. It would be a breath of fresh air if we went to the spread.

Canefantasy

I know all the reports are saying that Kaaya and Njoku are gone, but what they said the same thing about Chubs and Sony going to NFL for UGA, and they are both coming back for their senior year. I am hopeful that they do the same. I know it's been a while for us to get that, but they have an opportunity to lead us to an ACC Championship! If we have to start over id say Allison kid from last year!

SinisterCane

I'll be happier than a pig in sh!t if Kaaya bolts this year. If I ask you who are our leaders are on defense you'll likely probably hear Shaq, Pickney or Corn now switch that same question to the Offense and the fact that you can't even name Kaaya as an offensive leader/Captain after 3 full seasons as a starter is pathetic.

No more front runnin' fake ass Kings of the U

SinisterCane

Ariz:


The Work: 12-18

**Former St. Thomas Aquinas WR Corey Holmes recently announced that he was transferring from Notre Dame and naturally he has already been linked to a possible transfer to Miami due to the home ties. I asked a Canes source about the possibility of adding Holmes to the program to which he responded, "there's nothing to it right now". The Miami staff is however aware of the situation and I expect for them to track it closely. I reached out to Holmes and he acknowledged that Miami is a school that he is very open to. Why is Holmes an attractive potential option for the Canes? Not only is he eligible right away because he is graduating over the summer, but he will have two years of eligibility because he redshirted in his second year. Holmes had 11 receptions for 96 yards this season. The previous Miami staff did not recruit Holmes very hard out of high school during the 2013 recruiting cycle.

**With David Njoku likely headed to the NFL, Jovani Haskins' status up in the air, and Tre' McKitty choosing Florida State this week, is Miami content with only Brian Polendey at tight end?

Well, if Haskins was not in the doghouse, I'm told the coaches would feel comfortable with Polendey as the lone tight end in the class. The news here is that the Hurricanes have quietly been working on one of the nation's top tight ends, Josh Falo. A source said that Falo (from Sacramento, California) "has expressed continued interest" and added, "we'll see how far we can take that".

Looking a bit deeper, he is from the same area as Canes DE commit D.J. Johnson. Johnson told me he has been recruiting Falo hard and that he's trying to get him to visit on January 13th with him. If Miami gets him on campus, don't count them out.

Note: USC commit and fellow Cali product Hunter Echols might be visiting Miami on that same weekend.

**I had mentioned a couple times recently that a late run at Southridge TE Kemore Gamble was a slight possibility, but Miami's attention seems to be focused on Falo. A Southridge source reiterated this morning that Gamble would have stuck with his Canes commitment, but Miami coaches stopped recruiting him. He enrolls at UF in about two weeks.

**Miami is holding firm in their stance that they will not settle at the receiver position. "We aren't taking anyone that's just average," a source said. West Virginia commit Mike Harley is still a likely flip to the Canes and the staff views Evidence Njoku purely as a receiver, not as a developmental tight end.

I also asked on Jeff Thomas, who Ron Dugans followed on Twitter yesterday and there is nothing to track there as Thomas is not a qualifier for Miami.

Devonta Smith will visit in January but that is a long shot.

They clearly need at least one more receiver on top of getting Harley on board, so we will see where they turn for help. It's why I think Holmes could be a viable option.

**My money is on Coach Kool adding another commitment to his group. He has what he wants on the edge in Johnson and Jonathan Garvin, but he continues to focus in on Elijah Conliffe of Hampton, Virginia and that recruitment is trending in Miami's direction. Kuligowski hopes for Conliffe to join Jon Ford as defensive tackles in the class Alabama has been a long rumored destination for Conliffe, but he does not look like a priority for the Crimson Tide and he hasn't set a visit there. He will be in Coral Gables immediately following the dead period for his official visit on January 13th weekend.

**You can take Dillard's Jordan Wright off the board for Miami -- if he was ever truly on it. The Canes have made their mind up and he will not be a take, as was expected.

**An early recruiting pitch that Miami used to lure Deejay Dallas to the class was coaches selling him on the chance to play multiple positions, including both sides of the ball and a quarterback package and that still appears to be the case. Nothing is off the table for Dallas and sources said that he will test out at both receiver and defensive back in the spring. "Wild Deejay" will definitely be something to keep an eye out for.

**One of Jhavonte Dean's family members said last night that the Canes coaches are putting a major full court press on the junior college product as Miami looks to bring him in as a plug and play cornerback. This person told me that Miami has a good shot of landing Dean, but that it would have been a "no brainer" for him had the Canes recruited him over the summer and he might not have even committed to 'Bama in the first place. Coach Banda and Rumph had some contact with Dean over the summer but it was only now in the beginning on December when Miami coaches turned up the heat, including two in-person visits from Manny Diaz and Banda. He visits Miami on January 13th in what is shaping up to be a massive weekend.

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 18, 2016 at 01:46 PM

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 18, 2016 at 06:53 PM

This is getting funny.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 18, 2016 at 07:00 PM


No funnier than you supporting the long line of Golden's Pilar soldiers

Go Canes!


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The Work: 12-18
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**Former St. Thomas Aquinas WR Corey Holmes recently announced that he was transferring from Notre Dame and naturally he has already been linked to a possible transfer to Miami due to the home ties. I asked a Canes source about the possibility of adding Holmes to the program to which he responded, "there's nothing to it right now". The Miami staff is however aware of the situation and I expect for them to track it closely. I reached out to Holmes and he acknowledged that Miami is a school that he is very open to. Why is Holmes an attractive potential option for the Canes? Not only is he eligible right away because he is graduating over the summer, but he will have two years of eligibility because he redshirted in his second year. Holmes had 11 receptions for 96 yards this season. The previous Miami staff did not recruit Holmes very hard out of high school during the 2013 recruiting cycle.

**With David Njoku likely headed to the NFL, Jovani Haskins' status up in the air, and Tre' McKitty choosing Florida State this week, is Miami content with only Brian Polendey at tight end?

Well, if Haskins was not in the doghouse, I'm told the coaches would feel comfortable with Polendey as the lone tight end in the class. The news here is that the Hurricanes have quietly been working on one of the nation's top tight ends, Josh Falo. A source said that Falo (from Sacramento, California) "has expressed continued interest" and added, "we'll see how far we can take that".

Looking a bit deeper, he is from the same area as Canes DE commit D.J. Johnson. Johnson told me he has been recruiting Falo hard and that he's trying to get him to visit on January 13th with him. If Miami gets him on campus, don't count them out.

Note: USC commit and fellow Cali product Hunter Echols might be visiting Miami on that same weekend.

**I had mentioned a couple times recently that a late run at Southridge TE Kemore Gamble was a slight possibility, but Miami's attention seems to be focused on Falo. A Southridge source reiterated this morning that Gamble would have stuck with his Canes commitment, but Miami coaches stopped recruiting him. He enrolls at UF in about two weeks.

**Miami is holding firm in their stance that they will not settle at the receiver position. "We aren't taking anyone that's just average," a source said. West Virginia commit Mike Harley is still a likely flip to the Canes and the staff views Evidence Njoku purely as a receiver, not as a developmental tight end.

I also asked on Jeff Thomas, who Ron Dugans followed on Twitter yesterday and there is nothing to track there as Thomas is not a qualifier for Miami.

Devonta Smith will visit in January but that is a long shot.

They clearly need at least one more receiver on top of getting Harley on board, so we will see where they turn for help. It's why I think Holmes could be a viable option.

**My money is on Coach Kool adding another commitment to his group. He has what he wants on the edge in Johnson and Jonathan Garvin, but he continues to focus in on Elijah Conliffe of Hampton, Virginia and that recruitment is trending in Miami's direction. Kuligowski hopes for Conliffe to join Jon Ford as defensive tackles in the class Alabama has been a long rumored destination for Conliffe, but he does not look like a priority for the Crimson Tide and he hasn't set a visit there. He will be in Coral Gables immediately following the dead period for his official visit on January 13th weekend.

**You can take Dillard's Jordan Wright off the board for Miami -- if he was ever truly on it. The Canes have made their mind up and he will not be a take, as was expected.

**An early recruiting pitch that Miami used to lure Deejay Dallas to the class was coaches selling him on the chance to play multiple positions, including both sides of the ball and a quarterback package and that still appears to be the case. Nothing is off the table for Dallas and sources said that he will test out at both receiver and defensive back in the spring. "Wild Deejay" will definitely be something to keep an eye out for.

**One of Jhavonte Dean's family members said last night that the Canes coaches are putting a major full court press on the junior college product as Miami looks to bring him in as a plug and play cornerback. This person told me that Miami has a good shot of landing Dean, but that it would have been a "no brainer" for him had the Canes recruited him over the summer and he might not have even committed to 'Bama in the first place. Coach Banda and Rumph had some contact with Dean over the summer but it was only now in the beginning on December when Miami coaches turned up the heat, including two in-person visits from Manny Diaz and Banda. He visits Miami on January 13th in what is shaping up to be a massive weekend.

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 18, 2016 at 07:23 PM

Sorry, as a Cane fan I thought I was supposed to root for and support our players.

What in the world was I thinking.

Go Canes!

I foresee a short support window from you for whoever the next QB is in the very strong possibility he struggles.

TruCane81

Puff, puff....pass.

#SmellsFunnyInColoradoKindaLikeTheOrangeBowl

Posted by: ANGRY SOUP | December 18, 2016 at 12:54 PM

#Blazin

SinisterCane

What in the world was I thinking.

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 18, 2016 at 07:35 PM

No matter what type of turds Golden pooped out you were always there to shine them up

Go Canes!

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 18, 2016 at 07:40 PM

No matter how many garages you paint, the way you constantly demean and insult our players proves you are not a Canes fan.

Whoever the next QB is here, you know the one you are begging to be the starter, will be a piece of shit or whatever other put down you dream up the moment he makes a bad play.

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 18, 2016 at 07:45 PM

That fact that YOU defended NoFense until the bitter ens proved you were more a Golden fan than a CANEZ fan.

The healing process can begin for Miami Football once the loser4Life exits door #1

#Don'tlookat my recordjustmystats

Go Canes!

The healing process can begin for Miami Football once the loser4Life exits door #1

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 18, 2016 at 08:06 PM


Lol.

The Dude

Swasey joined Butch's staff at FIU.

VA Cane

No matter what happens, without a stable, experienced guy at QB, we will be in a tight spot.It is important to have a good one. Our last really good one was KD11.....he had talent...and a great team was more important. We need some stability.

Kaaya, despite poor foot work, missing guys, throws into coverage, is still the best chance we have to win. I do not see Allison, Sheriffs, Perry, Testy or Rosier or the Weldon young man coming in, and after a little spring work lead us to a great season. Now it can happen; but rare.

Is Rosier to be back or is he changing plans? I have not seen any of the other guys, so I do not know. It does not sound real healthy right now if BK leaves. It could be a tough season.

Look at Bama....when was the last time they had a really good QB? I looked some up...Richard Todd...Jeff Rutledge... in late 70s....all the titles they won and may win this year...they had no star QB....but loaded everywhere....1 of us could QB them to the title this year...lol...the young kid is not bad....but not an incredible athlete or QB. They can get by with that....we have proven we cannot get by with an average joe.

WWIN

Why is it assumed that our backup QB's aren't any good???

Last time I saw Rosier play... he looked pretty good to me!

VA Cane

I think they may be ok; I guess we will find out sooner or later. We will need a good QB if BK leaves; start from scratch like we did with him I would guess. coaches will need to do a lot of individual work; hence the need for an OC.

VA Cane

J. Winston just made an incredible throw for a TD....pretty impressive young QB.

WWIN

The Canespace consensus was... Kaaya is slightly above average.

If the QB's on our current roster and two recruits we're bringing in aren't at least SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE by September of 2017... blame CMR and staff!

HAPPY SOUP

I think The Sinister is being a little hard on The Brad. He is "above average". Just not really good or even close to great.

The Dude

Did you guys see that hit Dallin took against USC by the way? Lol. Still had a great individual season. 57 tackles and 3 interceptions.

TonyCane

I don't understand the rush to throw aside Allison after one season. Is it not reasonable to presume he'll make significant improvements in year two? Let's assume Kayaa returns, do we also discard Perry and Weldon if Rosier is wins the backup job again?

SinisterCane

Dear Jets, Browns and Bears,


Do the right thing and draft Kaaya

Go Canes!

Posted by: TonyCane | December 19, 2016 at 08:27 AM

No one with an ounce of common sense is discarding anyone. The same way no one with an ounce of common sense is assuming he's going to come in and throat for 3600 yards and 25+ TDs at the end of the season as a true freshman.

SinisterCane

throat for 3600 yards

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 19, 2016 at 08:55 AM

That's impressive

Go Canes!

Going to take a ton of reps to pull that off buddy.

30CINCO

AR82 and Shaq:

PFF’S FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

https://www.profootballfocus.com/college-football-pffs-freshman-all-american-team/

30CINCO

Examining UM’s recruiting class on offense

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article121728211.html

30CINCO

Clinic Talk: How Oklahoma beat West Virginia
Can the Hurricanes replicate the Sooners’ success?

http://www.stateoftheu.com/2016/12/19/13877298/miami-hurricanes-football-clinic-talk-how-oklahoma-beat-west-virginia

UMike

I don't understand the rush to throw aside Allison after one season. Is it not reasonable to presume he'll make significant improvements in year two? Let's assume Kayaa returns, do we also discard Perry and Weldon if Rosier is wins the backup job again?

Posted by: TonyCane | December 19, 2016 at 08:27 AM

I am not necessarily throwing Allison to the side, but would prefer Kaaya come back. Allison so far hasnt shown anything that makes me look forward to him starting

Go Canes!

This kid is going to be an absolute beast. If he had committed to Bama, FSU or Michigan he sure as hell wouldn't be an under the radar player:

https://www.canesinsight.com/articles/joseph-jackson-jonathan-garvin/3357

The Dude

Posted by: Go Canes! | December 19, 2016 at 11:58 AM

I want to see CT move inside on passing downs more. The front 7 is nasty and when 1st, 2nd & 3rds start to populate the NFL again, Miami should be able to get the pick of the litter. Unless the $EC comes with bags.

The Dude

AQM and Grace could have really made the D pop. Both could have been 1st rounders in this D.

Mark from Atlanta

So we run a little spread with perry if he's ready. ..we continue the pro set with Walton Herndon Richards etc...he can adjust. ..and we maul people on Def.. .with our new hungry youngsters! ...I'm ok with that formula.

God bless you and Go Canes!

CGNC

VA - Famous Jameis Crablegs made many good throws last night in the second half. His receivers were clutch also.

BEERicane

Jameis threw 3 picks and couldn't lead his team in its final possession with a shot to win. I wouldn't call anything that team did good or clutch,

TonyCane

Understood, but the sample size for Allison is pretty limited. Let's see how he does in the spring game. Out here in Texas Vince Young could not beat Chance Mock for second string in his freshman year, and he ultimately worked out adequately for the Longhorns.

Hassan

I want to ask about Kaaya, Many of our fans tend to bash him. I am not one of those. He is not Tom Brady back there but he is a good QB, he could lead us to a title if he had the right team around him. I do believe he has improved since he has been here althought his stats are consistant. I believe one more year shaping his body and working on his footwork and other small things he will make more improvement.

I think Kaaya's best attribute is he does not turn over the ball. Analyze his INT's and over his career they are low and close to half of those were not on him. I think with the QB position you start and end with protecting the ball. Next I would say is his accuracy, his accuracy is very good. Then his Arm Strength I would say it is very good on the college level and avg on the NFL level. I think he has room to improve that a bit as well, he is only 215 and should be able to add size and strength and get more velocity on his throws with improved footwork. The worst past of his game is locking onto one receiver and pocket presence. He needs to let that clock tick faster in the pocket. He takes too many sacks holding the ball. To his credit he does not throw picks, i rather take a sack then throw a pick but still...

He is no perfect QB but he is def one of the best in his class and in the country. I think if he does come back it will be great for him and the team. He needs to add 10-15 lbs of muscle and another year in the system he should become a master of the offense and show improvement in it next year. I also think one more year would really give ALlison, Perry and Cade a year needed to develop their bodies and get used to the speed of the college game.

30CINCO

Recruiting Radar: Class Breakdown 12/19
The 6th installment of our running series evaluating the Canes' 2017 recruiting class.

http://www.stateoftheu.com/2016/12/19/13985316/recruiting-radar-class-breakdown-12-19-nkosi-perry-cade-weldon-anthony-mcfarland-devonta-smith-more

Mark from Atlanta

Hassan. ..I cannot disagree. I'm thinking some squats...a lot of them. ..would help BK...boy is too young not to be quicker on them wheels. ..

Go Canes!

Posted by: Hassan | December 19, 2016 at 01:39 PM

I really hope Hassan dropped a mic and left the room immediately after pressing post.

Very well said.

Hassan

Side not another thing to keep and eye on is the 7 coaches in the state of Fla. I think the 3 lessor schools USF, FIU, FAU are ones to watch.

On the plus side I think you focus on what Miami is doing themselves, Miami has the amazing stadium now, they really have a home field advantage they have not had since they left the Orage Bowl. As we start winning and get into bigger games this will continue to improve. The crowds this year disrupted other teams. I also think with the IPF and other improvements Richt has instilled we are going to compete much better with big schools like UF and FSU. Finally adding more staff like the offensive coaches from local HS will bring value as well.

I think USF has the biggest abilty to improve, they have a big name coach with big ties in Fla and the school itself is big and plays in a good stadium etc. My prediction is they will battle and win some battles for some 3 and 4 star kids espectially CFLA kids.

FOr FIU I think Butch will struggle a year or two like he did here and fans might think he is too old and the game passed him by, i think though he will upgrade that roster will 2 and 3 star kids that will win him a couple conference titles. A few of those 3 star kids would really help roster depth for us but i do not see FIU winning any big battles with us for a kid we REALLY want.

Largely I believe the same with FAU, i think it is possible Kiffin fails there, but it is also possible he turns them into a powerful small school mid major type like Boise St. really hard to say but that school is way behind and it will take 2 years just to really take an early look on where he has it heading.

1mg of Epi

Posted by: Hassan | December 19, 2016 at 01:39 PM

What hurt BK the most this season was his coach. If it takes the coach 75% of next season to put together an offense that leans into the QBs strengths, we will see another year of average QB play, regardless of who the QB is.

Mark from Atlanta

Let's start by winning a damn bowl game. ...then we can pontificate on the rest. ..
God bless you and Go Canes! ! !

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