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February 26, 2017

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86Cane

No doubt...Brown delivered a victory to the Canes over Duke.

nemo2002

1

nemo2002

1 + 1 = 2

Old Skool

So how long will we have Brown to cheer?

Go Canes!

Hoping he won't be a one and done. He's really blown up the second half of the season.

Old Skool

Maybe we'll need a freshman day on the last game of the year for the one and done.

BigWindyCane1

Canes win was a team effort for sure. Brown is an elite player, both athletically and skills-wise. Duke players couldn't guard him. Brown could drive to the basket at will. The Canes coaches deserve credit for developing him.

Brown's teammates also assisted him on the break. Brown looked like the best player on the floor, with Duke having a few potential first round draft picks on their team.

Brown could be an NBA first rounder, but there are no guarantees. Another solid season, and Brown could be a first round lock. Brown is good enough to play in the NBA, but I think he could benefit by staying.

Brown has a tough decision

Go Canes!

After leading the Hurricanes to their first bowl victory since 2006, Richt is set for an encore.

“It’s much more comfortable just because it’s home,” Richt said. “I know our players better. I was just trying to know everybody’s name last year, trying to decide what we were going to install and what offensive style and getting ready for spring ball. Now, we know the kids. We know each other.”

Richt spoke Saturday before he hosted the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience at the UM practice fields. The event provides fathers opportunity to strengthen relationships with their children. Richt and Dolphins offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen have been involved for several years since it was founded by former NFL coach Tony Dungy in 2002.

“Coach Dungy and I were just starting out in the NFL and we had young kids,” Richt said. “Like every dad, it’s always the pressures of trying to balance your work and family. We’d take long walks and just talk about how do we do this right? How do we not compromise our families?”

The Hurricanes keeping their coaching family in tact during the offseason has given Richt more reason for optimism. He called having no turnover on the staff as one of the most important victories.

“We didn’t have any staff movement, which was great,” Richt said. “There is a little continuity there. You can look at last year’s installation Day 1 in the spring and tweak it instead of start from scratch. Things are moving with a little bit less effort. A year ago, it took a lot of effort to get things moving. Now, we got it moving in a good direction. We’ve just got to keep it greased up.”

The Hurricanes have yet to announce when spring practices will begin. It will give Richt the first opportunity to view a recruiting class that was ranked No. 11 nationally by Rivals.com. He said several newcomers are expected to compete for playing time.

“We don’t want anybody to think that just because you started last year, you got it made,” Richt said. “The other thing the guys have to understand is sometimes they’re not only competing against who’s here but who’s on the way. The good thing about spring is there’s no scout-team time. Everybody is getting a chance to line up and show what they can do. Giving as many reps to our guys to show that they’re ready is what it’s all about.”

The biggest question mark entering the spring is the quarterback position. With Brad Kaaya entering the NFL draft, this will be the first time in three seasons that there will be an open competition for the starting job. Malik Rosier and Jack Allison are the projected favorites but Vincent Testaverde and Evan Shirreffs received reps in practice last year.

Freshmen Casey Weldon, an early enrollee, and N’Kosi Perry are also in the mix. Richt said he will evaluate all throughout the spring.

“Everybody is always going to talk about the quarterback situation,” Richt said. My answer is always going to be the same. You can quote me on this one. We probably won’t know who that guy is until probably a couple scrimmages into fall camp.”

srichardson@sun-sentinel.com; On Twitter @shandelrich

1mg Of epi

^^ I like it.

1mg Of epi

Apparently Jeff Thomas' team was involved in fights at last nights 7 v 7 in Davie, he took a pretty good shot to the head. This obviously begs the question ....

We back?

Go Canes!

Thonas needs to keep his rear end on campus and avoid being the guy all these high school kids are trying to make their name on.

Don't need the injury or other potential issues.

TJL

Baker Mayfield not very fast:
http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18764103/oklahoma-sooners-quarterback-baker-mayfield-arrested

VA Cane

Nice win for hoops team; I was fortunate to briefly meet Coach L when he was at George Mason outside DC; best buddies wife on athletic board. He is a fine coach, finer person, and what he has done at UM has been under the radar. I like where he has the team.

Big names keep signing; the new guy at QB looks really good. Teach him more passing (he knows single wing...I use it some...nice change up...hear me CMR? how about a few plays?) and he will be even better! He runs well, big strong....great feet!
CMR is really stepping it up; proving he was the right choice....I love BD but I love CMR as well...really looking great...as does all the staff...we have a lot to look forward to...there will be moments...but we are moving right along!!!!

In other news, my doctor said on Tuesday 2/21 my leg is great...no boot walker etc....free to walk after 3.5 months...seemed like forever ....tight stiff but better each day. He is a great doctor, knows sports medicine well....and i gave him a MC5 CD for Xmas......hes a rocker as well!!!

I am excited for the season; especially my ND trip to finally meet a lot of my family!!!

Keep the reports coming! soup each entry outdoes the last one...I love this place! Thanks for each contribution from each of you!!

1mg Of epi

Thonas needs to keep his rear end on campus and avoid being the guy all these high school kids are trying to make their name on.

Don't need the injury or other potential issues.
Posted by: Go Canes! | February 26, 2017 at 10:07 AM

The janitor would prolly get sick of him.

Is there anyone else on hs campuses at night?

RCCF

Frank Gore Jr.

That's All

CaneRock

What is a blue chip Senior from ESL doing playing in a glorified touch game in Davie?

raizecane

Meanwhile the baseball team not doing to well against the Gators....

1mg Of epi

What is a blue chip Senior from ESL doing playing in a glorified touch game in Davie?

Posted by: CaneRock | February 26, 2017 at 03:54 PM

Fighting

WWIN

Brown is NOT NBA ready yet!

Go Canes!

Posted by: WWIN | February 26, 2017 at 06:11 PM

Agree 💯

Especially in a draft this deep. It's one of the strongest in years.

Not saying he'll stay though. Hopefully he'll take all the information available and make the right choice.

CoCane

Next year will be the most talented canes hoops team ever if Bruce Brown returns...

JCane

One can only hope Brown stays, as I agree it would make next year's team potentially the best UM team ever, although time will tell. It's not like Huell is playing like a McD's All-American yet. The beauty is that a young team that isn't the best offensively and tends to make a lot of turnovers has improved gradually as the season has gone on, finding ways to win when they shouldn't. They aren't having the full second half collapses that they were having earlier in the season as of late, although still struggling offensively overall and making some crazy turnovers. The D has been intense and full of hustle, although offense sacrificing offensive rebounding for the sake of playing tighter D, which lately has worked in low scoring games.

Now, if one wants to dream, the U is tied for 5th in the ACC with Duke at 10-5, behind UNC (not getting caught by anyone, Louisville, FSU and NDU, all at 11-5. UM is one game up on VT, and 2 up in the loss column over Syracuse, with the U having 2 games left, both on the road, at VT and FSU. IF the U takes out VT, they secure that slot ahead of VT at the very least. If they lose to VT, VT moves into a tie with the U. However, IF the U wins and then can somehow go to Tally and take down an FSU team that has been VERY good at home this season, there's a chance to be 12-6 in the ACC. Why this could matter is the top 4 of the ACC get the double bye in the ACC tnmt, further boosting this season's potential into more of storybook type one than just a really good one, with a lot of IFs. FSU plays Duke on the road, and FSU has been very beatable on the road. If FSU loses two more, they drop behind the U with the U losing no more. Duke also still plays UNC, which with a loss could move the Dukies a game behind the U. Louisville and NDU still have a game vs. each other, but both of them have remaining games that should theoretically be very winnable (teams like WFU), but one never knows in the ACC. I'd assume the U doesn't beat out Louisville or NDU in a tie by way of having lost to each of them.

I'd love to see the U move to at least 4th along with an FSU implosion, but obviously I'm quite pleased with the job coach L has done yet again, and the team has obviously outplayed my expectations from earlier in the season.

Sorry I discussed hoops, Epi.

Anyone see Matt Elam was arrested? Another sad story of a big south FL talent, but obviously this has happened too many times in his family already (ie Abram). They all blew off the U, as far as we know, and Matt ended up at FU while I think Abram had gone to NDU.

WWIN

I don't think anyone would advise him to leave

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 26, 2017 at 07:39 PM

You right... he might leave anyways but he definitely needs AT LEAST one more year!

Dude

Things are too well for arguing. I'd hate to see how quiet it is when we win the title again.

Go Canes!

Posted by: Dude | February 27, 2017 at 02:20 AM

The only thing we'll all hear is the casual fans saying they were here all along.

"During that one four game losing streak, I knew it was just a blip on our march to the title!!! Never lost faith!!!

TruCane81

Go, if Richt gets his act together with the oc situation and takes the next step and win the national title, I will be the first on to bite the crow sandwich and apologize for my harsh criticism of Richt.

He has alot of prowess as a hc and looking at his resume objectively, the only thing missing is the national title.

But will he be Marv Levy or Dick Vermiel?

Only time will tell.

86Cane

The only thing we'll all hear is the casual fans saying they were here all along.

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 27, 2017 at 06:32 AM

We are here all along, going to all of the football games and many other UM sports events like baseball and basketball, but just casually.

You see Go Canes this is where you always take the wrong turn. You want to make it seem like you are a "better fan" than others just because you want to ignore the facts and reality and choose to stay ridiculously and impossibly positive all the time like everything is always perfect in Caneland. That doesn't make you better, it only makes you ignorant.

Being critical of your team when it is appropriate is a very normal part of being a fan. You have demonstrated that you simply are not capable of being a normal fan, but hey you are a fan nonetheless, so fan on!

86Cane

Go Canes...something strikes me as funny. You knew that we were at the Four Play events recently, two basketball and two baseball games on campus, and at The Titanic before and sometimes after the games, yet you never showed up to met us? Or maybe you did???

orange 'n green in the vein

And cut into the GD's mandated sid-tard talking point spewing time on a blob?

LOL.

Somebody has to suck up to the ganes leftovers on the roster and it's not any fans of winning Hurricane football who'll do it so how is that supposed to work?

Fan means you take pleasure in a win and displeasure in a loss of the team you are a fan of. Any attempted posturing otherwise reveals the imbecile nature of the sid-tard in the wild.

Go Canes!

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 27, 2017 at 06:32 AM

Knew that would spark at least some activity on here!!

It even brought out the resident lunatic!

Go Canes!

Soup I was with my two sisters and our families down in the keys that weekend visiting our dad.

He's finally retired full time down there.

UMike

IDk much about this new QB commit, but I read today he had 5 TD's and 10 INT's this past season ummmm thats no bueno

Ohio_Cane

IDk much about this new QB commit, but I read today he had 5 TD's and 10 INT's this past season ummmm thats no bueno

Posted by: UMike | February 27, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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He has a lot to prove at IMG this season. Last year he played in a wing-T offense, which obviously, isnt' great for QBs.

UMike

Ohio... IDK much about him, not trying to knock him, that line just jumped out at me. Im sure if he isnt up to par he will quietly get dropped lol

UMike

I do wonder how a kid with those stats, in that offense can be a 4-Star pro-style QB lol

Go Canes!

BREAKING: #Rutgers lands #Miami transfer RB Gus Edwards @ScarletReport @scoutrecruiting @Corey_Bender

UMike

Time for the Homer show to begin

Ohio_Cane

Ohio... IDK much about him, not trying to knock him, that line just jumped out at me. Im sure if he isnt up to par he will quietly get dropped lol

Posted by: UMike | February 27, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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He's not being dropped. He is "Richt's guy". We're done at QB now because he committed.

Oh, and he's being projected at that rating. Based on size, etc. He DOES have a legit release. Marino-esque.

I'm still scared of his stats, but if he's Richt's guy, he's my guy. He'll either prove the experts right or wrong this year at IMG with that O and all that talent around him

Ohio_Cane

Updated Rivals 100

Updates on key Hurricane targets:

2. Patrick Surtain
10. Tyreke Johnson
16. Lorenzo Lingard (gained his fifth star) - commit
18. Taron Vincent
24. Asante Samuel
30. Mark Pope
31. Al Blades
46. Warren Thompson
59. Camron Davis - commit
58. William Barnes
66. Artur Stikowski - commit
69. Tyson Campbell
73. Xavier Williams
74. Elijah Moore
92. Brian Hightower

CaneRock

Jacob Coker & Paxton Lynch's stats weren't all that in HS either, but they both ended up doing good things in College, and one of em' ended up being a 1st Rd pick. Not saying Lynch's career is gonna follow the same path, at worse I think He can end up being a good TE, looks like one.

CaneRock

And I agree, no way in hell should a kid with a 2 to 1 INT to TD ratip be labeled a PSQB. The HS game's not that fast to justify that horrible INT to TD ratio, IDC what offense you play in.

30CINCO

Hardwood Hurricanes @HardwoodU
New AP Poll has @CanesHoops at #25

Go Canes!

Posted by: CaneRock | February 27, 2017 at 12:24 PM

Agree 💯

Go Canes!

Posted by: 30CINCO | February 27, 2017 at 12:37 PM

And this is total bs. Beat #16 and #10 back to back, hit 20 wins in the ACC and we're ranked 25?

Cmon

Gin & Tonic

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 27, 2017 at 12:47 PM

A/P Poll is comprised of a bunch of hack journalists that rate teams based on the program name / prestige.

The coaches poll will be a more accurate indicator. I believe they will land around 21 in the coaches poll.

CGNC

5-3 against Duke - LOL who woulda thunk it when Haith was here?

Gin & Tonic

Well, so much for the Coaches to be better with ranking teams. Miami at 25 in both polls.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CGNC | February 27, 2017 at 01:14 PM

Saw written somewhere we wouldn't be where we are today had Missouri not screwed up royally TWICE by hiring Haith and not retaining Coach Kool.

So thanks Tigers!!!

Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 27, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Surtain is a 5 star, but a bunch of kids are as good as he is.

Dude

Not a knock on Surtain, just praising the insane talent in SoFL.

Ohio_Cane

Staff writer at CIS:

Cleveland Reed

It's only a matter of time until he commits to Miami. You're starting to see a trend here with recruits in this cycle. It started with Lorenzo Lingard when the Miami staff sealed the deal and secured his commitment. I was told by numerous sources that Miami has a big lead over OSU, UNC and UF. Miami gave Reed the VIP treatment this weekend and really impressed his mother who isn't very high on UF.

Expect a commitment soon or at Paradise Camp as i was told.

Ohio_Cane

This kid is a beast ^^^

http://247sports.com/Player/Cleveland-Reed-85712

1mg Of epi

Posted by: CGNC | February 27, 2017 at 01:14 PM

Saw written somewhere we wouldn't be where we are today had Missouri not screwed up royally TWICE by hiring Haith and not retaining Coach Kool.

So thanks Tigers!!!

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 27, 2017 at 01:31 PM

Nice to be on the long end of the stick.

1mg Of epi

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 27, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | February 27, 2017 at 12:57 PM

Does it really matter all that much in hoops? In football the rankings determine who gets a shot at a ring but in basketball the bona fides don't really matter as long as your not the 70th best team?

Harry  Miller

looks more like a bulldozer to me. Sure hope we get him to the U.
Sure live all the info I get from the best site there is for what's going on in all sports The University of Miami.
Thanks Soup and all the rest of you contribute to this Blog.

Harry  Miller

Sorry Love all the info,

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | February 27, 2017 at 02:21 PM

I've really just have nothing else to bitch about at the moment.

Things are so good I can't even fake argue with Soup.

thirstybuzzardcane

Nice to be on the long end of the stick.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | February 27, 2017 at 02:19 PM

That's what she said!!!!😂😂😂

Ohio_Cane

Nice to be on the long end of the stick.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | February 27, 2017 at 02:19 PM

That's what she said!!!!😂😂😂

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | February 27, 2017 at 03:41 PM
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I've literally been waiting over an hour for someone else to take a swing that this one! Finally, thirsty stepped up to bat.

VA Cane

I am very impressed by Cleveland Reed....he buries people, dozes people.....reminds me of my boy Morgan Moses when he played! Good stance, aggressive, drive blocks like hell great feet...chops, keeps balance in pass block good hands....do not like the step back but we will work on that.

One complaint....in one of the highlights, he kills a guy in front of him...drives him 6 or 7 yards drops him on his ass.....BUT THEN...helps him up!!!! Cardinal Mortal Sin for OLman....you NEVER help a guy up..EVER!!!! One it takes away from your energy...make him get up himself....never help a guy!!
Two....you hate your opponent....you hate him all week, you never speak to him ever, you stare through him....you do everything you can to legally hurt him and put him out of the game!!!! Wear your hate in your eyes!!!! You never are a smartass...you never even speak or acknowledge him...even if he is your kin!
After the game you shake and be friends....after you win!!!! Then you can be nice!

Serious thats what I teach....never ever be nice...until post game....JMO!

Ohio_Cane

Saw this from Charlie Strauzer on twitter:

Next year's @CanesHoops lineup

Lykes 4*
Brown 5*
Walker 5*
Amp 4*
Huell 5*
Gak 4*
Newton 4*
Waardenberg 4*
Miller 4*
Izundu 4*
DJ 3*

#filthy

CaneRock

Reed would be a great get.

With the exception of Mike James, we've hit a dry spell in the Polk County area in the last decade or more, would be nice to make some in-roads there.

BigWindyCane1

Would like to see us pull Cleveland Reed and a few other recruits in UF recruiting territory. CMR has turned this program into legitimate competition for all elite programs across the country

Dude

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 27, 2017 at 07:18 PM

It always should have been. That said, its just amazing what he's putting together after only 9 wins. In another year, we're putting some distance between ourselves and the 15-25 ranked schools and are heading into top 10. Its great to feel like Miami matters again.

86Cane

Nice to be on the long end of the stick.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | February 27, 2017 at 02:19 PM

That's what she said!!!!😂😂😂

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | February 27, 2017 at 03:41 PM
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I've literally been waiting over an hour for someone else to take a swing that this one! Finally, thirsty stepped up to bat.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 27, 2017 at 04:05 PM

Me too!

86Cane

With the exception of Mike James, we've hit a dry spell in the Polk County area in the last decade or more, would be nice to make some in-roads there.

Posted by: CaneRock | February 27, 2017 at 06:29 PM

Did someone say Polk County?

TonyCane

Is Anyone worried about recruiting only one quarterback in this recruiting cycle? Larry Coker did just that, and it ultimately resulted in Miami having just two scholarship quarterbacks in 2006. And the after effects (over recruiting and landing three quarterbacks in 2008, which led to no commitments in 2009, only to be followed by three quarterbacks transferring right after) played out for several more years.

BigWindyCane1

Miami Hurricanes G Bruce Brown was named the ACC Basketball Freshman of the Week.

BigWindyCane1

2017 NFL Combine invites by college
1. Michigan: 14 participants

2. Alabama, LSU: 10 each

3. Clemson, Miami, Texas A&M: 9 each

4. Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, USC, Utah: 8 each

5. Louisville, North Carolina, Washington: 7 each

6. Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin: 6 each

BigWindyCane1

Canes men basketball team plays Virginia Tech tonight with their #25

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

TruCane81

Reed would be a great get.

With the exception of Mike James, we've hit a dry spell in the Polk County area in the last decade or more, would be nice to make some in-roads there.

Posted by: CaneRock | February 27, 2017 at 06:29 PM


Excellent players coming out of here yearly. Gotta win some games and get back on the map.

Trying to explain to the kids that we used to be good and kicked fsu ass regularly is like trying to explain to Stevie Wonder what the color blue is.

It should not be like this for the Canes in the state of Florida.

Richt gameplans and calls games better,we should be back in the mix soon enough.

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