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April 05, 2017

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Mountain Cane

Diaz, plus a great push from our front 7 is going to help this new secondary considerably.

Mountain Cane

And to close out on baseball from the previous thread, we are low on talent.

There are two drivers of that shortage. One, which is not new, that the better prospects take the MLB signing bonus and skip college ball. When the $ is a million bucks, hard to argue not to take it.

Where the expensive private schools get hurt disproportionately is in the scholarship limits which are severe---I believe 11 1/2 or so. The coach tries to spread the $ around with partial scholarships but the resulting tab is still not competitive with state schools. Heck, a 1/2 scholarship off Miami's $66,000 tab will leave you with a $33,000 tab. You can go noles or turds and pass less with no scholarship.

College baseball going to die at extensive schools unless get some NCAA scholarship relief. Candidly, I think the last couple solid years will be the end of an era without scholarship rule changes,

Mountain Cane

Back on football, the Ds performance will primarily their own doing, but how the O performs impacts them as well, If we can't move the ball and get quick 3 and outs our thin db group will take a hit and it could be a problem.

Of those qb choices, gotta find the guy to lead us,gotta pray for Walton's health and some improvement in the o line and we should be ok.

Old Skool

Thanks for the Master recommendations. We'll see how my bracket does. Fortunately, the only thing riding is office cred.

nemo2002

HI 5

1mg Of epi

Impressive work, Go. Very, very impressive.

Go Canes!

Hey!!!!

Who deleted my post??


1mg Of epi

Wtf? Enough with the censorship around here.

Ohio_Cane

Go Canes! said:

Ten nuggets we’re hearing from UM’s closed spring football practices, which are about halfway completed:

•The quarterback play remains a work in progress, with some good moments but lots of inconsistency. One observer says Jack Allison has looked good and throws with more authority than the other competitors. Malik Rosier knows the offense well, and his running ability is an asset, but inconsistency remains an issue. Evan Shirreffs’ accuracy has been uneven. Cade Weldon is still learning the offense and behind several veterans.

•The experiment of moving Sheldrick Redwine from corner to safety is going well; he’s a good tackler, which should make him a solid safety opposite Jaquan Johnson. He doesn’t have great speed for cornerback but his speed for safety is fine.

• UM loves how intelligent and alert new safety Amari Carter is, believing he won’t blow assignments. He also has very good instincts. Safety Robert Knowles also has been impressive at times.

•Freshman receiver DeeJay Dallas made two great catches Tuesday, has strong hands and can go up and snatch the ball. He’s going to be a very good player. Though Darrell Langham has improved some, his hands remain an issue.

• A UM official said Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh have been so impressive that there’s no reason they shouldn’t be UM’s best defensive tackle combo in many years.

• Linebacker Darrion Owens, who still has two years of eligibility remaining, has looked less hesitant two years removed from knee surgery. Coaches like his character, energy, length and physicality and he will be an asset as a fourth linebacker.

• Tight ends coach Todd Hartley said this week he is “really pleased” with Michael Irvin Jr.’s development and that he and fellow backup tight end Jovani Haskins – both suspended for the bowl game – have made “significant strides.” Though early enrollee Brian Polendey is known mostly for strong blocking, a UM official said he’s a big target and catches the ball well. But Hartley said he has “a long way to go.” Hartley said starter Chris Herndon can “be the best tight end in the country. He’s always been a great pass catcher [but] been overshadowed “ by departed David Njoku.

• As good as Joe Jackson was last season (8.5 sacks), one UM person said impressive early enrollee/ defensive end Jon Garvin has been better than Jackson was at a similar stage. Garvin has terrific pass-rush moves.

• Tyler Gauthier has been so impressive at center that it’s no longer automatic that Nick Linder will get his starting job back when he returns from injury.

• Braxton Berrios likely will remain the punt returner - “he was 11th in the country, I’ll take 11th in the country,” Hartley said – but the kick return job is wide open, with Dallas, receiver Dionte Mullins and perhaps summer arrivals Jeff Thomas and Mike Harley all warranting a look.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article143014519.html#storylink=cpy

Go Canes!

Porter: No Robert Burns again at Canes practice. DeeJay Dallas and Dionte Mullins returning punts again.

Terrance Sullivan

FYI Season Opener against Bethune Cookman at the Rock on Saturday September 2ND Gametime is at 6pm.

Old Skool

No Robert Burns. Hmmm. Maybe running backs named after poets are easily hurt.

CaneRock

Linder better come back ballin', or else they might mess around and put Him at 3rd string.

Dude

Berrios is the Honda Civic of PR, very reliable. He should be in the rotation with a Ferari like Thomas though.

Ohio_Cane

Berrios is the Honda Civic of PR, very reliable. He should be in the rotation with a Ferari like Thomas though.

Posted by: Dude | April 06, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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Hartley made a good point talking about Berrios. He said "I'm trying to get this thing blocked up right. If we block right, it doesn't matter who's back there".

While I agree partially with that, I'd prefer elite speed and shiftiness back there like Thomas, Harley, etc there. And Hartley did say he wants to see what they can do. If they're not careless back there, they'll unseat Berrios, IMO.

Go Canes!

Posted by: Old Skool | April 06, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Time to pull the offer on that Thoreau kid.

CaneRock

I don't think the PR job should be etched in stone. If Harley &/or Thomas still need work going into the Fall, then keep workin' em' till they get it. And when they get it, you back one of those Ferraris out the garage on 9-16 and you get thi$$$$$$$$:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eew-sJXekBQ

thirstybuzzardcane

I like where are football team is sitting right now. We still have Bandy, Dean, and Delaney still coming in to help at DB. I like our depth at every position except RB, but we'll be fine there.

Old Skool

Posted by: Old Skool | April 06, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Time to pull the offer on that Thoreau kid.

Posted by: Go Canes! | April 06, 2017 at 11:15 AM

That's a pity. Aloysius "Tank" Thoreau could have been the best running back since Henry Hogshead.

CaneRock

But I always thought Hester's best return was that 100 yarder vs Louisville that got called back for holding...Buck Ortega man.

Dude

Posted by: Old Skool | April 06, 2017 at 11:31 AM

Say what you want, but that Poe kid is scary.

Ohio_Cane

I don't think the PR job should be etched in stone. If Harley &/or Thomas still need work going into the Fall, then keep workin' em' till they get it.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 06, 2017 at 11:19 AM
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These coaches aren't stupid. They're not going to just say "Well, Berrios is the best returner in July, he gets the job until January"

Ohio_Cane

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Berrios returns the kicks that will land inside the 15, and all others go to Thomas, Harley, Mullins, etc.

Dude

^^^ There it is OC. Thats an ideal situation. KRs should be Thomas or Harley.

Dude

IPF is a go.

Ohio_Cane

Ground breaking on IPF begins May 4. Still needs $2.5 mil.

CaneRock


Actually, I wouldn't be surprised ifBerrios returns the kicks that will land inside the 15, and all others go to Thomas, Harley, Mullins, etc.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 06, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Sounds like you're talking about kickoffs? If so, yeah, I like Mullins back there, forgot about Him.

CaneRock

And I don't think these coaches are stupid, but it shouldn't have taken Linder going down to figure out that Gall was the best C...that's something that should've been figured out in Spring/Summer 16'.

Ohio_Cane


Actually, I wouldn't be surprised ifBerrios returns the kicks that will land inside the 15, and all others go to Thomas, Harley, Mullins, etc.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 06, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Sounds like you're talking about kickoffs? If so, yeah, I like Mullins back there, forgot about Him.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 06, 2017 at 01:41 PM
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No, was talking about punts. If the other team is at their 40+, punts generally land inside the 15 (aka fair catch territory because high punts = coverage around the PR), which is where sure-handed Berrios would fit.

Anything else (punts from opponents 35 or closer to their goal line, where punts would land at our 20 or closer to mid field would be where Thomas/Harley fit.

CaneRock

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 06, 2017 at 01:55 PM

Gotcha, misinterpreted what you said to mean having 2 PRers on the field at the same time.

Old Skool

RIP Don Rickles. He was fat and ugly too

thirstybuzzardcane

Still needs $2.5 mil.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 06, 2017 at 01:31 PM


Soup?

Ohio_Cane

Ariz:

On Randy Russell

Miami safety commit Randy Russell was at practice today for the second time in the last week. With all of the talk about the defensive backs in this class, I received more confirmation this afternoon that the Canes defensive staff absolutely views Russell as a must-keep in this class. They have even referred to him as a "cornerstone member" of the class. This is a prime example of the staff recruiting to a mentality as Russell fits the exact bill they are looking for.

Ohio_Cane

Still needs $2.5 mil.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 06, 2017 at 01:31 PM


Soup?

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 06, 2017 at 03:07 PM
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Soup spent it all on the recru...

Laundry. He spent it all on the laundry.

Mountain Cane

Jalen Patterson supposedly de-committing. Some sites have him as a *** and some as a ****. I've never seen him play.If he was going to play CB do you think he just likes his odds better somewhere else?

Ohio_Cane

Jalen Patterson supposedly de-committing. Some sites have him as a *** and some as a ****. I've never seen him play.If he was going to play CB do you think he just likes his odds better somewhere else?

Posted by: Mountain Cane | April 06, 2017 at 03:36 PM
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We stopped recruiting him when Richt was hired. Literally haven't talked to him for months. This has been coming.

Mountain Cane

Good to know, Ohio. We seemed to be running out of spots pretty early in the cycle so I thought a couple of the guys on the list might be checking out.

Ohio_Cane

So everyone is aware, Thomas Burns will be the same as Jalen Patterson. I see track in his future, not football, and definitely not football at Miami. Stopped recruiting him a while ago too.

Dude

What about Jobe? Seems like he's still looking around.

Dude

^^^ Just saw he's playing his senior year in CT.

Ohio_Cane

Yeah, Jobe too old to play in Florida. Spending Fall 2017 at Prep school.

I'm mixed on him. He's either looking around or just trolling others.

CaneRock

Pete:

Miami sophomore running back Travis Homer is expected to be an important part of UM’s offense next season as the team’s projected #2 behind Mark Walton.

Although coaches were impressed with Homer’s progress since year one, Gus Edwards’ transfer and Joseph Yearby declaring for the draft opened the door for the Palm Beach product Homer to see the field much more in 2017.

Homer said that his biggest area of improvement since last season is, “definitely reading the defense for protection.”

“It’s a big part of our offense. Last year, I was having real hard trouble reading the defense, but now not as much,” he said.

The second-year tailback was an ace on special teams for the Hurricanes last season and he said that he is still working on that unit in spring. Homer added that playing special teams as a freshman, “gave me the opportunities to be in a game-like situation.”

It’s no secret that Miami’s running back situation is not the deepest position on the team. Homer addressed how that affects spring practice.

“We definitely have to keep our conditioning up as a group and just keep working and getting better,” Homer said. “It gets us more experience running the ball, but it helps with our conditioning.”

UM’s star running back Mark Walton has been as reliable as any player on the roster over the past two seasons – Homer is trying to learn from him.

“Whenever I’m having a problem, he just steps in and pulls me aside or something and comments on what I need help on,” Homer said.

“I just talk to him day-to-day, watching more film after practice, just telling him to stay lower and patient with his reads. He’ll be a great guy,” Walton said. “There’s some things he can work on like patience, but overall he’s going to be a hell of a player.

Offensive coordinator Thomas Brown gave his thoughts on Homer midway through spring practice.

“Travis has always been a very mature guy from day one, compared to most guys coming out of high school. He’s trying to continue to push himself every day and compete with Mark,” Brown said.

CaneRock

Y'all seen that pic of Gray on CIS, kid's swoll.

ML alumni 1970

Hey Fellow Canespacers,

I have been trying to locate a site to get the University of Miami made into boxes of checks. I will become FLA RESIDENT in about 2 weeks or so. I tried to get my old checks duplicated, but ALL school site have dropped the U from their collegiate lists. The U isn't popular anymore, for check writing. My old check site dropped them too.
HELP!!!

Mountain Cane

ML, just send me cash. That's fine.

Dude

Whats a check?

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^LOL

86Cane

Still needs $2.5 mil.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 06, 2017 at 01:31 PM

Soup?

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 06, 2017 at 03:07 PM
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Soup spent it all on the recru...

Laundry. He spent it all on the laundry.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 06, 2017 at 03:24 PM

Funny that U mentioned that. I was doing the laundry just yesterday and low and behold look what I found in the dryer...a cool $2.5 mil! Must have left it in one of my pants pockets?

TonyCane

I bet one of the Bama recruits could donate it from their NSD signing bonus.

86Cane

MLA...contact the UM Credit Union, tell them U are an alumnus, open an account, get your U checks there.

Dude

So... what are everyone's plans for WW3?

Go Canes!

World is teetering and we have lunatics, narcissists, dictators and sociopaths in various countries with access to nukes.

Scary times.

RCCF

86 PLEASE MAKE THE POLITICS STOP!!

THIS IS A FOOTBALL SITE

ML alumni 1970

All you guys are too funny. I still can't believe that only the U Credit Union makes their checks with the U Logo etc. The U must not be popular at all. You should see all the dinky schools that are on the list for check writing with a logo.
I think I will send a letter to the Board of Trustees.Maybe I am the only one who has a checking account with the Miami logo, but it is no longer available. Good advertising for the U. Maybe I should have gone to Michigan or ND.
Thanks 86. I will make the call.

HawaiiCane

Bank of America does as well, I saw their advertisement before the college football season started last year.

raizecane

LaVar Ball: UCLA was too slow to win title with 'three white guys'

Thoughts????

Dude

^^^ a biggoted comment to be sure.

Old Skool

An homage to the Jimmy the Greek school of sports analysis

Ohio_Cane

LaVar Ball: UCLA was too slow to win title with 'three white guys'

Thoughts????

Posted by: raizecane | April 07, 2017 at 12:59 PM
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If people would stop giving this moron attention, he'd just go away....

Like trolls here.

30CINCO

UM’s first spring scrimmage is Saturday. Will the quarterbacks be sacked?

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article143322124.html#storylink=cpy

Go Canes!

I want a player who's pretty fly for a white guy.

Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 07, 2017 at 01:31 PM

He'll probably get himself back on ESPN now.

CaneRock

3 1/2 white guys, Ball is bi-racial.

Dude

^^^ Lol CR. I forgot that.

86Cane

So... what are everyone's plans for WW3?

Posted by: Dude | April 07, 2017 at 04:29 AM

The usual, beer and brats. Time to stock up!

86Cane

86 PLEASE MAKE THE POLITICS STOP!!

THIS IS A FOOTBALL SITE

Posted by: RCCF | April 07, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Fixed it. Hit refresh or log out and back in.

TonyCane

The world is always teetering, Go. Technology changes but people remain the same. Sin nature is always present no matter the generation.

nemo2002

Does anyone realize that there is a big track meet on campus today and tomorrow?

RCCF

Thanks U the Man!!

AfriCane

So I just realized the holes are 'biting' our style with nicknaming recruiting classes. They R calling there's tribe18. Watch the rest of the nation getting in on it.

Dude

Posted by: 86Cane | April 07, 2017 at 02:15 PM

I feel fine.

CaneRock

Posted by: TonyCane | April 07, 2017 at 02:28 PM

True.

TonyCane

Alternate FSU 2018 signing class names:

#SHOULDHAVEGONETOMIAMI18
#LOSTTRIBE18
#LOSTTOMIAMI4TIMESINAROW18
#JIMBOSLASTCLASSBEFOREGOINGTOALABAMS

Sy-Cane

Posted by: ML alumni 1970 | April 06, 2017 at 06:02 PM

Bank of America has UM checks. I bank with them and have them as my checks and have a debit card with UM logo.

Back in the day, Barnett Bank (official bank of UM) was bought by NationsBank, which was bought by BankAmerica, so their relationship rode through those mergers.

AfriCane

Raize, Lavar ball is a retard, nincompoop, and an ignoramus. Also note that he's probably made up of 60% white blood himself. Prejudice by anyone is flat out unacceptable. College basketball is half white & black players. And last I checked, it's a popular institution.

1mg Of epi

Ball is bi-racial.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 07, 2017 at 01:51 PM

Then he's allowed to say it.

AfriCane

Tony and, that is some funny shit!

BEERicane

Like trolls here.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | April 07, 2017 at 01:31 PM

Hi!!

VA Cane

No matter what happens out in this world, I refuse to recognize any of them fear them or their agenda....does not bother change or effect me.

Keith Richards, Rolling Stones genius guitarist writer rock and roller King of Wasted Elegance.....(Lamar Odom couldn't make a weekend...Richards been doing it since 18...mate is 74...so 56 years getting wasted doing it his way wasted!) once said to a judge "Your laws don't apply to me" defiance of any and all.

"Let me be who I am, and let me kick out the jams"....appraise houses coach football and listen to music at max volume.....

or Hendrix "if six was nine I don't mind, if the mountains fall in the sea, let it be, it ain't me, if the hippies cut off their hair, I don't care....cause i got my own world to live through, and I ain't gonna copy you"...If 6 was 9 great song

I worry about what I can control and live each day to the max the best way i know how for that day....one day at a time and roll with it...i have no say or control over the rest of the world....just keep rocking!!!

VA Cane

So people think Mike Westbrook is the greatest of all time....while his accomplishment is commendable....he aint Oscar Robertson...The Big O!!!! how about this:

The averages for his first five NBA seasons are a triple-double: 30.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 10.6 assists per game. He won the NBA MVP award and became the only player other than Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to win it from 1960 to 1968.

Averaging a triple double over your first 5 seasons? nows that is something!!!!

I can hear Cry Baby LeBron whining now....he is the biggest whiner about all things....not King James....Sweet BABY James.....waaaaaaaa sob sob....never cared for him...all those tears!!!!

Go Canes!

I fear we are heading to the fall with our hopes pinned on Perry.

Doesn't appear anyone on our roster currently can sieze the job.

CoCane

How do you know that Go Canes?

NicKane

Unless Perry comes in and blows everybody away which he's full cable of, it's looks and sounds like Sheriffs is the guy.

VA Cane

well I believe it will have to play out accordingly. BK was not perfect, but with another year I think he would have enhanced his status as it would have given him another year of experience, another year of learning, correcting flaws and I think enhanced his status....and given us a solid if not spectacular good kid at QB.

I am concerned that the Defense may Tatumize a lot of people...Wait? Concerned? Me? ....why Hell Yes I want them to Tatumize someone each and every week!!!

While we need good QB play and it is up in the air, I have concerns....as always with the OL execution...I preach and teach that the primary OL... C 2Gs 2Ts...must be a hand and glove....work together as a unit while doing the individual thing each finger does! We are like slew foots at time....black cleats...more like cinder block cleats....we do not pick the feet up we do not run to blocks, we are slow to reach drive and pull block....and not aggressive enough on the pass block. They need Freddie for the feet....my Freddie...the whole team!!!!

Also we are thin at RB...Walton is a great kid, Homer will give us a lot of help....but after that....hmmmmmm...what about Choc....can he help step up? There are more than QB to be concerned with......but that D should pack a wallop!!!!!


By the way....ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam.....hmmm no MC5 again....google Kick out The Jams MC5....you will see what I mean!!!!
Go Canes!!!


Dude

I dont think anyone knows who the starter at QB is, not even Richt.

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff VA!

Go Canes!

Posted by: CoCane | April 08, 2017 at 01:30 PM

Don't know Co, just making an observation from what I've been reading. Doesn't seem like any of them are doing much to separate from the pack.

1mg Of epi

Well... the QBs will be live in the spring game, so whatever happens at least we know they got the full once over.

Actually, the fact they will be hitting QBs probably goes to Go's point.

1mg Of epi

Yea good job VA

tjl3909

watching sf spring game on espn3-The new RB Akers is really good-
they got Derwin James playing safety/LB, and DL
Their receivers aren't that good but the TE looks like Nick O'leary

tjl3909

FSU-spring game

NativeCane

FSU-spring game

Posted by: tjl3909 | April 08, 2017 at 04:40 PM

I hear you tjl, and Gators spring game coming up next.... must be jonesin' for some college football.

I feel like my girl didn't show up and I'm stuck with her two ugly sisters!

Desperate and dateless!

Dem Canes!!!

NativeCane

Guess I'll put a bag over their heads....

Dem Canes!!!

jcane

Baseball finally has some magic tonight, plating 5 in the bottom of the 9th for a 9-7 win, including a dramatic walkoff home run to end it. Maybe some home field magic can start to return before this season ends the post season streak.

1mg Of epi

Well, looks like we might have to pin out hopes on Perry....


http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article143520479.html

Oh.. and of course Allison was injured.

BigWindyCane1

Media reports say that Rosier and Sherriffs were working with the first team and splitting reps. If true, this likely means a Rosier/Sherriffs battle for now, with Allison and Testeverde fighting for the third string spot. Perry will likely be given a shot once he arrives. I don't think Perry will start to begin the season, but he will likely be given a shot to start before the season ends.

FSU looks beatable. FSU is talented but the Canes are better at most positions, except FSU is better at QB and OL

CGNC

Posted by: ML alumni 1970 | April 06, 2017 at 06:02 PM

Welcome to Florida! Will you be anywhere near West Palm?

NicKane

IMO humble opinion I think this battle comes down to shireffs and Perry. And if Perry doesn't win it, I think shireffs is gonna surprise a lot of people. Can't forget that the only other big time program that was recruiting him was Georgia under Richt who def knows the QB posistion. I believe Evan has Dorsey like skills as far as smarts and accuracy which we all know were what made Kenny great. But Evan brings something to the table that Dorsey didn't in athleticism. Now I would never say a kid who's never played a game would be the next Kenny Dorsey but he does have some similar attributes that I see and adds some athleticism to the table.

Go Canes!

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 08, 2017 at 10:47 PM

I believe he's been running 3rd in reps prior to the injury anyway.

Don't think this has stopped any momentum he may have had otherwise.

BigWindyCane1

CMR definitely knows the QB position, so he will have his QBs ready to play.

I think Kaaya would have put up some great numbers and helped his draft stock immensely had he returned for his senior year. CMR called plays that had him make NFL throws in tight windows. CMR designed his play calling to Kaaya's strengths. But CMR wants a more mobile QB to run the offense so that it can reach its full potential.

This year's QB will now have the added mobility. Mobile QB will also open up holes for Walton so defenses can't focus just on stopping him in the run game. The run-pass-option or a triple option will open things up and this offense can be very explosive with the right QB who can make the proper reads. This offense will focus on getting the speedy playmakers matched up so if they break a tackle or make someone miss, the Canes will have a big play.

Kaaya could pass the ball, but was never a credible threat to run the football. Kaaya also couldn't read the DEs on a QB option or dive play. In spite of that, Walton had a great year. Give Walton a mobile QB with good instincts, and you will have a lot of open holes and explosive plays for all the playmakers that the Canes now have.

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