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April 22, 2017

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Ohio_Cane

GOOD PLAYERS MATTER... whatever their rank or star is!!!

Posted by: WWIN | April 22, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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And the church said.... AMENNNNN!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 22, 2017 at 09:13 PM

Ohio_Cane

Uno y dos

Ohio_Cane

It ain't over with Chatman. He is Kools #1 target

SOUP

We ain't got the $$$ to match L$U!

Dude

^^^ The U needs you to up your real estate game SOUP!!!

SOUP

Dude...I got the $$$ but homey don't play that!

UM is squeaky clean under Minister Richt.

Go Canes!

Kawhi Leonard.

Wow.

Dude

Posted by: SOUP | April 22, 2017 at 09:54 PM

Bribing players and coaches is chump change. Real ballers bribe the NCAA!

TonyCane

Watching Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and the main character's father is the spitting image of CM Richt.

🐜🌀

We win in extra innings, rubber match tomorrow cuzzy.

TonyCane

Someday...

NCAA Investigator: In the name of the NCAA I hereby appoint the following sanctions -

NIck Saban: I Am The NCAA

Harry Miller

You know it's going to be nice when our squeaky clean Richt coached team beat all their sorry asses.

It's coming.

30CINCO

News, views on UM’s roster, by position, after spring ball

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article146190229.html

CGNC

When is Sonny coming back from injury?

Go Canes!

https://www.canesinsight.com/articles/canes-recruiting/3607

Dude

^^^ lots of good stuff there. The D has a chance to be a special unit. If Herndon & Richards can get to the elite level the coaches believe they can, it will take a bunch of pressure off of the QB & Walton. The Coastal is ours for the taking. Time to take it, and never give it back again.

BigWindyCane1

^^^ lots of good stuff there. The D has a chance to be a special unit. If Herndon & Richards can get to the elite level the coaches believe they can, it will take a bunch of pressure off of the QB & Walton. The Coastal is ours for the taking. Time to take it, and never give it back again.

Posted by: Dude | April 23, 2017 at 12:32 PM

With the talent and coaching the Canes currently have, there is no excuse for not winning the Coastal. With a young team that is more familiar with CMR's system , the Canes should develop and improve each game as they did last five games of the season. The Canes should compete for a an ACC championship and if they win it, the BCS. This is the year for the Canes to take that next step and build on that five game winning streak from last season

TonyCane

The excuse, for this year and this year alone, is the quarterback play. I fear Kayaa may have set us back not a season, but perhaps 6 games. And lately every year in the Coastal there is a team that has an anomalous season where they go 7-1. One year it is Duke. Another it is NC. Or another time it is Ga Tech. Whereas in the last decade, we have pretty much been guaranteed to have 1 ACC loss each season by playing a better coached and more talented FSU. That left us having to run the table in the Coastal, or very close to it. This year comes down to Allison or Perry being able to beat the Seminoles on the road. I won't panic if we do not, because what Richt is building will not truly bear fruit until 2019, when this fantastic upcoming class enters their second seasons.

Dude

I could see us losing to FSU early and maybe another game on the road like UNC or at home to the Irish or Hokies. Its very important that we handle our business and take at least 2 of 4 from those teams.

Dude

Posted by: TonyCane | April 23, 2017 at 01:00 PM

Good stuff. I'm thinking 10-2 is a very realistic goal, but wouldnt be shocked if we go 9-3 and miss out on the Coastal again. One thing I will say is different this time around is that we can now count on the D to be very, very dominant. Thats a big deal, especially on the road. Also we should certainly be considered the favorite in the Coastal, we'll see if that changes after a few games.

BigWindyCane1

Based on talent, experience and coaching, the Canes can beat the Irish, Hokies and UNC. The Hokies and UNC will also break in new QBs, and they all have key losses among their starters. The Canes return 15 starters and most of their two-deep roster, many of those were the keys to a top ten defense. Only FSU has comparable talent and experience, but they don't have Dalvin Cook to bail them out this year. The Canes have the better playmakers on offense and defense. I like our chances this year

CaneRock

This year comes down to Allison or Perry being able to beat the Seminoles on the road.

Posted by: TonyCane | April 23, 2017 at 01:00 PM

Allison?...or Shirreffs? I ask this because I recall you being high on Shirreffs. I'm reading that Allison still doesn't take His preparation seriously.

CaneRock


When is Sonny coming back from injury?

Posted by: CGNC | April 23, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Soon, & @ 100%, I hope.

UMike

IMO if Shirreffs is our starter we are in trouble. I'm actually concerned that Rozier didnt distance himself, I thought he would be the clear #1 in Spring.

Dude

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | April 23, 2017 at 01:21 PM

"We should." -Miami Hurricanes fans

Sy-Cane

UMike | April 23, 2017 at 02:54 PM

If we lose Walton, we're going to be an 8-4/9-3 team in 2017.

Go Canes!

If we lose Walton, we're going to be an 8-4/9-3 team in 2017.

Posted by: Sy-Cane | April 23, 2017 at 04:48 PM


Only if our QB isn't any good. Imo if he plays well we'll win no matter who's running it.

1mg Of epi

There is enough at WR and D to take pressure of the QB. If we don't win the coastal it wont be because of whose executing the plays. It will be because of whose calling them.

Sy-Cane

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 23, 2017 at 06:30 PM

Teams will stack up to play us against the run and challenge our new QB daring him to throw. I'd assume, but not hope, that our new QBs would turn the ball over on sack/fumble play or misread INTs, pinning our D back.

Ohio_Cane

Rosier is not good. Neither is Sherriffs. Don't gimme that crap about him having one good game, either.

If Perry ISNT our starter, Walton is gonna have to have 30 carries a game.

Ohio_Cane

A Jeff James leaving the football program. "Mutual decision" apparently.

Best of luck to him. Opens another spot for 2018 kid

Ohio_Cane

S Jeff James^^

1mg Of epi

A Jeff James leaving the football program. "Mutual decision" apparently.

Best of luck to him. Opens another spot for 2018 kid

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 23, 2017 at 08:48 PM

Guess Luke wasn't as outta his tits as we thought

Dude

^^^ Wish him all the best. Not a Miami caliber athlete.

CaneRock

I like Perry, but IDGAD how good He is, these 10 win expectations are very rare for a true frosh. And I don't wanna hear crap about what Hurts did last year, that kid had an elite O-Line & D to cover up for His inexperience, we're not there yet.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CaneRock | April 23, 2017 at 11:28 PM

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We're going to be frightening on D, especially after CMR and the gang masterfully shored up the defensive backfield.

But I disagree with Epi that QB play is less of a factor in wins and losses than play calling. Very rare to see a freshman or first time starter master and execute the playbook from day one.

Execution of basic run plays, something we couldn't do at times last season, will be even more mportant next year. Can't put a new kid in constant 3rd and long and expect him to throw as few picks as Kaaya did.

1mg Of epi

I was referring to Tony's comment about winning the coastal, not a win total or NC. We will out talent every coastal team we play by a mile.

The QB won't have to master the o.

1mg Of epi

Execution of basic run plays, something we couldn't do at times last season, will be even more mportant next year. Can't put a new kid in constant 3rd and long and expect him to throw as few picks as Kaaya did.

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 23, 2017 at 11:40 P

Hold on while I search last seasons posts for the "what the hell was Recht doing running into the teeth of the defense all game long" posts.

Lol

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 24, 2017 at 08:11 AM

When we were doing it you'll find them from me.

When we stopped doing it and started putting up huge numbers you won't.

That doesn't change the fact BK is gone and the running game, predictable or not, is way, way more important to the success of our QB and offense this year than it was last year.

As it stands right now If we can't get a yard on 1st and 10 like several parts last year I fear our overall QB play could be downright awful.

1mg Of epi

I fear our overall QB play could be downright awful.

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 24, 2017 at 08:52 AM

It likely will be, at least at times, but Richt has to figure out a way to get the ball to the elite playmakers around the QB. There are ways to do that.

The offense won't have to put up big numbers, especially in the coastal.

SinisterCane

Good Morning Spacers and the future of the CANEZ N' Kosi Perry

Ohio_Cane

We lead for this guy: http://247sports.com/Player/Tyson-Campbell-87014


ELITE DB

TJL

Yup:
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/19212438/which-college-football-programs-produce-best-worst-nfl-players

VfB_Cane

Posted by: TJL | April 24, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Even though there was a dropoff in overall talent in past years (as TonyCane has pointed out in detail in numerous posts), our downfall has been incompetent coaching.
With the NFL caliber players we had, beating ACC Coastal foes shouldn't have been a problem, but it was.

BigWindyCane1

After spring practice, is the Miami hype real?
Miami is expected to contend for a Coastal Division crown behind an experienced defense, but questions at quarterback loom with Brad Kaaya gone.


http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/99208/after-spring-practice-is-the-miami-hype-real

CaneRock

As far as Shirreffs is concerned, I'm pleasantly surprised by the strides He's made from last year...He's #TrendinUp.

BigWindyCane1

Yup:
http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/19212438/which-college-football-programs-produce-best-worst-nfl-players

Posted by: TJL | April 24, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Can't argue with facts. Great recruiting pitch!

Sinistercane1

Dumb fuqin' Gaytors

5 days pre-draft, #Florida DT prospect Caleb Brantley was charged in a 4/13 incident with misdemeanor assault, knocking a woman's tooth out

Dude

ELITE DB

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 24, 2017 at 10:08 AM

IMO, the elitist.

Ohio_Cane

IMO, the elitist.

Posted by: Dude | April 24, 2017 at 12:16 PM
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Ceiling, yes. Currently, no, but he's close.

Dude

^^^ A 1st round pick as a Jr kind of talent. I think Samuel Jr. is the only guy that covers better & that Surtain Jr. is a little overrated.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CaneRock | April 24, 2017 at 11:08 AM

Agree.

But is he trending up by default because no one else is doing the job?

Still not sure if that's the case or not.

Go Canes!

Certainly not an inspiring view of the offense:

https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/spring-offense/119104

Go Canes!

QB Wonderlic:
Kaaya 34
Kizer 28
Trubisky 25
Mahomes 24
Watson 20

Idc whats said. scouts look at Wonderlic 20 or below for QB is concerning

Dude

I was listening to Bomani Jones, he said a bunch of teams only use the test so they can understand the way the player learns better and that the Wonderlic can help them identify learning disabilities.

Dude

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 24, 2017 at 03:37 PM

Yeah, but McDermott taking control of the left side is huge. If the OL starts imposing its will on defenses, we've got something to work with.

1mg Of epi

QB Wonderlic:
Kaaya 34
Kizer 28
Trubisky 25
Mahomes 24
Watson 20

Idc whats said. scouts look at Wonderlic 20 or below for QB is concerning

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 24, 2017 at 03:58 PM

Marino had what? 10 or something.

1mg Of epi

Certainly not an inspiring view of the offense:

https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/spring-offense/119104

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 24, 2017 at 03:37 PM

There was nothing negative here, I don't think. The QB situation is what it is, backs and receivers are good and starting OL is good. The second string OL are not, but we knew that.

Terrance Sullivan

The Starting OL is not good lol. Last year it was underachieving and sub-par. Hopefully this year it will be good.

1mg Of epi

The Starting OL is not good lol. Last year it was underachieving and sub-par. Hopefully this year it will be good.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 24, 2017

He was referring to the article, according to which the starting OL has made strides. You're right, last year the OL was bad. 2 years ago those same players weren't as bad.

Terrance Sullivan

My Fault Epi and you are 100% brother

1mg Of epi

👍

orange 'n green in the vein

QB Championships:
Kaaya 0
Kizer 0
Trubisky 0
Mahomes 0
Watson More than zero

Idc whats said. scouts look at Wonderlic 20 or below for QB is concerning

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 24, 2017 at 03:58 PM

GD can't quit slurping the gold-hen girl loser for life against the primary rival dude as it's the only trick he's got left in the bag now.

Follow the bouncing wonderlic ball GD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7GJ5YvqSIg

SOUP

OGV...back in black and back with a vengeance!

DallasTX Cane

Marino scored a 15, Bradshaw a 16. Wonderlic is interesting and a higher score is generally more desirable than a lower score. But it ain't all that and a high score aint getting BK drafted before the 6th

Terrance Sullivan

Lol at 6th round. Put down the damn drugs Man.

SOUP

My Wonderlic is 40.

My passing is ZERO.

Can I be your QB?

SOUP

I have Brad going in the late 3rd or early 4th round.

Terrance Sullivan

BK ain't a 1St rounder but he ain't a 6th rounder either. He is a 3rd rounder that is all.

Terrance Sullivan

Soup that is very possible.

Terrance Sullivan

I have BK on high end at end of 2ND round and low end beginning of 4th round and since I am a moderate I say split it down the middle and I say mid 3rd basically like between the 80-89 selection.

DallasTX Cane

We'll see. Since he's a CANE, I'll hope U're right. I'm no draftnik and don't spend time researching it, but I'll tell you that except for his Wonderlic there's no talk or buzz about BK out here. It's not a strong QB class and there are a bunch of other guys seemingly ahead of him.

TonyCane

I have BK on high end at end of 2ND round and low end beginning of 4th round and since I am a moderate I say split it down the middle and I say mid 3rd basically like between the 80-89 selection.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 24, 2017 at 11:58 PM

I could see Kayaa going to Miami in the fourth round if he lasts that long. The Dolphins will want to groom someone to replace Matt Moore. I could also see New England taking him in the middle of the draft.

DallasTX Cane

Maybe 4-6th rounds. He scores a yes in too many Things That Get U Killed In The League categories. Slow. Cannot avoid a sack. Little to no pocket awareness. Slow.

He's got a terrific arm but needs a perfect OL to be good. Speed of the NFL will be really tough for him. And very questionable leadership skills.

Wish him the best. Just not feeling it though. Hope he can find a spot.

Terrance Sullivan

Yawn several QB's are like that. Hell give me a QB who completes 62% of his passes and 27 TD's to 7 INT's. But keep on hating Man SMH.

Terrance Sullivan

Do you want a QB or a RB lol.

Terrance Sullivan

Let me guess you think he sucks don't you. It's funny most on here see him as a 3Ed or 4th rounder but you initially said 6th at best. So you obviously think he sucks.

TonyCane

An example of what CM Richt is accomplishing. We're 10 months away from closing the class out and already it is the best since 2008.

Four/Five Star Players in Recruiting Classes:

2002: 15 overall (1 *****)
2003: 14 overall (3 *****)
2004: 12 overall (3 *****)
2005: 13 overall (2 *****)
2006: 10 overall
2007: 08 overall (1 *****)
2008: 16 overall (2 *****)
2009: 10 overall (1 *****)
2010: 07 overall (1 *****)
2011: 02 overall
2012: 10 overall (2 *****)
2013: 09 overall
2014: 09 overall (1 *****)
2015: 07 overall
2016: 07 overall
2017: 10 overall
2018: 13 overall (1 *****)

And on the other side, this tells the same story in a different light:

Three/Two Star Players in Recruiting Classes:
2002: 07 overall (1 **)
2003: 11 overall (1 **)
2004: 15 overall (6 **)
2005: 04 overall (1 **)
2006: 10 overall (3 **)
2007: 10 overall (2 **)
2008: 16 overall (8 **)
2009: 09 overall (1 **)
2010: 22 overall (4 **)
2011: 16 overall (2 **, 2 unranked)
2012: 23 overall
2013: 10 overall (2 **)
2014: 18 overall (1 **)
2015: 12 overall
2016: 11 overall (1 **)
2017: 14 overall (1 **)
2018: 05 overall

It's amazing in retrospect to see how the talent (on paper) flipped between 2009 and 2012.

I checked the latter against Florida State to see how we compared. Since 2010, they signed the following quantities of 3 star players:

2010: 14
2011: 13
2012: 5
2013: 9
2014: 11
2015: 5
2016: 4
2017: 10

Finally, a revisit of one last thing that has changed too. The amount of churn taking place with each class:

2002: 4 DNP, 1 gone in 1 yr, 2 gone in 2 yrs
2003: 2 DNP, 0 gone in 1 yr, 2 gone in 2 yrs
2004: 2 DNP, 2 gone in 1 yr, 5 gone in 2 yrs
2005: 1 DNP
2006: 2 DNP, 3 gone in 1 yr
2007: 0 DNP, 1 gone in 1 yr, 5 gone in 2 yrs
2008: 1 DNP, 7 gone in 1 yr, 2 gone in 2 yrs
2009: 1 DNP, 1 gone in 1 yr, 1 gone in 2 yrs
2010: 3 DNP, 6 gone in 1 yr, 4 gone in 2 yrs
2011: 3 DNP, 0 gone in 1 yr, 7 gone in 2 yrs
2012: 1 DNP,10 gone in 1 yr, 4 gone in 2 yrs
2013: 3 DNP, 2 gone in 1 yr, 1 gone in 2 yrs
2014: 1 DNP, 0 gone in 1 yr, 7 gone in 2 yrs
2015: 1 DNP, 1 gone in 1 yr

Amazing the amount of turnover in the 2008 and 2012 classes. In the case of the latter, nearly half of the 33 man signing class was gone within 24 months. Hopefully this is something that Richt has locked down as well.

Terrance Sullivan

Great work Brother Nero. Yesssss keep up the Glorious work. Signed your Brother the Broken One Matt!

TonyCane

This 2017 season will be Delightful. There will be many teams to be Deleted. And coaching regimes rendered Obsolete.

Terrance Sullivan

Yesssss Brother Nero!

Go Canes!

Fine.

I see psychotard has been let out of his cage to peck out a few sentences of incoherent drivel. And as usual his starry eyed, one man fan club is there to reward him with a verbal doggie treat.

So adorable.

Everyone else, if I may steal a line from the one and only TSully, great blogging family.

Go Canes!

Posted by: TonyCane | April 25, 2017 at 12:58 AM

This is particularly great stuff.

Thanks Tony

DallasTX Cane

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 25, 2017 at 12:34 AM

U obviously don't know me brother T, but that's my fault not yours - I haven't been an active blogger in several years. Some old-timers here know me from the old Omar Legion Days. I don't hate on any CANES. I don't think BK sucks either. I defended him last season and hope for his success. There's no denying though that his weaknesses will make it incredibly difficult for him in the League. And also in the draft.

WWIN

The Starting OL is not good lol. Last year it was underachieving and sub-par. Hopefully this year it will be good.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 24, 2017 at 08:14 PM

After some adjustments the OL was good the last 5 games!

Terrance Sullivan

And WWIN we also finished 5-0 with that improved OL brother.

Terrance Sullivan

Fair enough DallasTX Cane. What are your expectations for our Canes in 2017?

1mg Of epi

^^^ I'll bite.

I see one game where we don't have an obvious talent advantage, and another where talent is somewhat comprable. Based on that, I have 2 losses max. The assumption here is that the QB isn't a complete disaster.

Ohio_Cane

The assumption here is that the QB isn't a complete disaster.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 25, 2017 at 09:55 AM
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Perry won't be a disaster.

Ohio_Cane

http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/99227/miamis-got-a-top-ranked-class-and-a-plan-to-hold-onto-it

WWIN

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 25, 2017 at 09:20 AM

YES SIR!

Terrance Sullivan

Epi I agree.

DallasTX Cane

High expectations. Big unknown of course is new QB. 9-3 if QB play is iffy. 10-2 otherwise. I think we're 2 years away from Cat 5.

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 25, 2017 at 09:55 AM

💯 with the final sentence being in all caps.

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff DallasTX Cane.

Terrance Sullivan

Truth Go Canes!

DallasTX Cane

TSully - REALLY excited about this season! Cannot believe the 2018 class. The wind is picking up...there're storm clouds on the horizon

WWIN

BREAKING NEWS:

Jack Allison to transfer

Go Canes!

I guess we can put to rest the "There's nothing Kaaya does that Allison or Rosier can't" talk for good.

Not shocking he's transferring, just incredibly disappointing he didn't progress into the player we all hoped he'd be.

It's Perry's to lose now. All things being equal I'm ready to take my lumps with him if he's got star potential. Think it will help maintain this offensive class as well. All this WRs and TEs have to see a future at QB.

Go Canes!

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