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August 04, 2017

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welcane

First? Well, that's a first.
Go 'Canes!

SOUP

Well played welcane!

SOUP

Diaz sees great leadership skills in Quarterman, and he appreciates what the talented linebacker brings to the team as a player and person.

"As a coach, you're always blessed to have a guy like Shaq," Diaz said. "The package of not only what he is on the field, but what he is off the field – the type of person he is – you could argue that if they were all like Shaq, you really wouldn't need coaches. You could tell the bus drivers to drive them to the game. You appreciate when you have guys like that, but you also understand that you have a real duty to be at your best as a coach, because you want to take them, still, to reach maybe a height that they don't even know that they have in them. That's kind of what you feel as a coach, that you've got to get this guy to really a special place."

SOUP

The University of Miami football team features one of the most experienced offensive lines in the ACC. Returning Hurricane offensive linemen have combined for 86 starts and Miami offensive line coach Stacy Searels values that experience on his first team unit.

"There are six guys who have played, I guess you could say," Searels said. "Kc [McDermott], Trevor [Darling], Nick Linder, Tyler Gauthier, Navaughn [Donaldson] – well Navaughn hasn't played, but he is rolling with the first group – and Tyree St. Louis. I like what they're doing. I think they know how to communicate and work together."

Terrance Sullivan

Don't give up 19 sacks in 4 games we went 0-4. The other 9 Games the line gave up 6 sacks and we went 9-0. Drop the Mic. Get the OL right first.

Mark from Atlanta

Canespace brothers good morning!

Terrance Sullivan. ..Amen brother!
Fix the OL....We got a team that competes with anyone.
God bless you and Go Canes!

Phins note: please no Jay cutler. ..give the keys to moore and bide time till RT is able.

NativeCane

Great blog title Tom....
I can feel the energy pulsating on the southerly winds....and our enemy's feel it too!

Dem Canes!!!

BigWindyCane1

"There are six guys who have played, I guess you could say," Searels said. "Kc [McDermott], Trevor [Darling], Nick Linder, Tyler Gauthier, Navaughn [Donaldson] – well Navaughn hasn't played, but he is rolling with the first group – and Tyree St. Louis. I like what they're doing. I think they know how to communicate and work together."

Posted by: SOUP | August 04, 2017 at 08:32 AM

Terrance Sullivan
Don't give up 19 sacks in 4 games we went 0-4. The other 9 Games the line gave up 6 sacks and we went 9-0. Drop the Mic. Get the OL right first.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 04, 2017 at 09:18 AM

I agree that Offensive line is the key. The running game and passing game starts and ends with an effective offensive line. Walton should be poised to have a very big year. Walton might set a number of rushing and TD records, and could even be a Heisman candidate if things work out. Walton should make things easier on the offense and the new QB. Whether its Sherriffs, Rosier, Perry or Weldon, the Canes should have a more mobile QB than Kaaya and more viable triple-opinion, RPO, read option threat behind center.

I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Canes OL will not give up 19 sacks for THE ENTIRE SEASON! VAULT THAT!

CaneRock

Phins note: please no Jay cutler. ..give the keys to moore and bide time till RT is able.

Posted by: Mark from Atlanta | August 04, 2017 at 10:38 AM

Kaepernick.

30CINCO

Familiar name...

Jim Henry @JimHenryTALLY
FSU receiver Davante Phillips facing five felony charges, cashing or depositing items with intent to defraud, grand theft. Story forthcoming

CaneRock

Damn shame Jerry Jones is getting into the HOF before Jimmy.

Old Skool

I hope ROT is not the acronym for read option threat.

VA Cane

Jerry Jones is a plastic face pompous ass.....he would have been a good VP for Rump I call Trump Rump...cause he's an ass too.!
Jerry Jones should not be in the HOF EVER!

tell it TSully....get that linne right!

HillViewCane

Posted by: 86Cane | August 03, 2017 at 10:38 PM

I am actually pretty comfortable in any environment. It's part of the reason I can give calm responses to most situations and have no problem speaking truth to power. I can respectfully disagree and don't need to ban or delete opposing views from my life. I am not PC enough to not accept disagreement. Even if it's the powers that be of a blog for my favorite team, I'll speak my truth to power and as a bonus I can also do it without using all caps and name calling.

HillViewCane

Go Canes ;-) and Canespace, the blog of the freeminded and brave Canes fans.

PapaCane

GO CANES!!

NativeCane

Posted by: VA Cane | August 04, 2017 at 04:19 PM

If Jerry Jones is in the Hall Clint Murchison should be there first....Murchison did the Boys a favor by letting Landry and Schramm run the show.
Jones is a franchise molester...

SOUP

I'll speak my truth to power and as a bonus I can also do it without using all caps and name calling.

Posted by: HillViewCane | August 04, 2017 at 05:17 PM

"Truth To Power"?

That is so CUTE! Can I hug you?

DeeCane

Whats up fellas, Go Canes!!!

YooperCane

Give me Canes or give me death!

Herbieibis

19 sacks in 4 losses, wasn't all on the o-line, get a qb that can move his dam feet and avoid a rush once in awhile and also don't hold onto the ball to long.

thirstybuzzardcane

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article165589947.html

Terrance Sullivan

HerbieIsis lame take considering same QB played the other 9 Games we won when he was sacked 6 times. Try again.

Terrance Sullivan

BTW this is not to prop up BK. But he played every game pretty much the whole season so do better. BTW in those 4 losses our Running game was sub-par as well so does Mark Walton deserve blame for that. Pretty much the majority of our Offensive Line 2 deep were 4 stars and especially the Starting 5 or Top 7 players in main rotation I will ask you and others making excuses for them do you think they have anywhere lived up too their potential. I know like hell I don't think they have.

Go Canes!

Posted by: HillViewCane | August 04, 2017 at 05:19 PM

When he's wrong he'll always make it personal. The good thing is that's when you'll know you nailed a point out of the ballpark.

Go Canes!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 04, 2017 at 11:34 PM

Amen to that sir.

CaneRock

Exactly Herb, it wasn't all on the OL. I'd say quite a few of those sacks could've been avoided if we had a QB with instincts & mobility.

CaneRock

And that 1st sack vs FSU was definitely on the coaching/playcalling. Clear as day blitz, and you run a naked bootleg into the teeth of it.

Go Canes!

It wasn't just the sacks it was the running game as well.

Predictability hurts, but if you're good you should still be able to grind out yardage.

We couldn't, at all.

CaneRock

Jeff Thomas...should be a crime what He did to the Safety:

https://t.co/GG8KnrXvVd

CaneRock

Go Canes, I agree. Same time though, pass protection improved after Darling & Linder went down. McDermott was an improvement over Darling at LT, & Gall was an improvement over Linder at C. Makes me think they didn't evaluate guys and put em' in their right spots?

Terrance Sullivan

Great points Peeps. Glad we are breaking down the keys to this team and season 4 weeks away until Showtime!

TJL

Golden staff recruit Rosier and not this guy- if we had him there would be no question who the QB would be
http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/20208198/quinton-flowers-road-south-florida-bulls-starting-quarterback-was-paved-tragedy

1mg Of epi

HerbieIsis lame take considering same QB played the other 9 Games we won when he was sacked 6 times. Try again.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 04, 2017 at 11:28 PM

Terrance is right. Not the QBs fault when a coach starts calling Go all day.

1mg Of epi

That is so CUTE! Can I hug you?

Posted by: SOUP | August 04, 2017 at 10:03 PM

U can hug me!

And I want a real hug. Not one of those weird pat the back, bent at the waist lean in hugs.

SOUP

Jeff Thomas...should be a crime what He did to the Safety:

https://t.co/GG8KnrXvVd

Posted by: CaneRock | August 05, 2017 at 12:39 PM

Nice find there. Love it!

SOUP

As far as the OL, well they were WEAK.

As far as the running game, well it was average.

As far as the QB, well he had some issues.

Combined, it was hard to watch at times and the three and outs were WAY too frequent.

Now, get out of my way, I have hugs to distribute.

Hill View Cane

Posted by: SOUP | August 04, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Depends on how big your breasts are, unless you have a really good personality... on second thought you better be D cups or above.

Hill View Cane

Just joking. Speaking of man hugs any word on how Nevin Shapiro is coping in prison?

SOUP

According to the Criminal Complaint, Shapiro incurred "millions of dollars in debts resulting from illegal gambling on sporting events; more than $400,000 for floor seats to the Miami Heat professional basketball team; approximately $26,000 monthly for mortgage payments on his residence in Miami Beach which was recently appraised at approximately $5.3 million; approximately $7,250 monthly for payments on a $1.5 million Riviera yacht; approximately $4,700 monthly for the lease of a Mercedes-Benz automobile;" and an undisclosed amount "for a pair of diamond-studded handcuffs, which he gifted to a prominent professional athlete." [4]

The FBI reported that he had diverted $35 million[4] for his personal use from 2005 to 2009. Shapiro allegedly rented his yacht to NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, and Kevin Garnett and pledged $150,000 to the University of Miami to have his name placed on the student lounge.[3]

The scheme fell apart in November 2009 during the late-2000s recession, when Chicago real estate investor Sherwin Jarol sued to force him into involuntary bankruptcy after Shapiro had stopped making payments to his investors. More than 60 investors (largely from Naples, Indianapolis, and Chicago), including Barry Alvarez, filed claims (Alvarez had $600,000 in the scheme).[3]

In April 21, 2010 he was charged in New Jersey with securities fraud and money laundering.

On September 15, 2010, he pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton in Newark, New Jersey in U.S. v. Shapiro, 10-cr-00471 to one count of securities fraud and one count of money laundering. On June 7, 2011, he was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison and ordered to make $82,657,362.29 in restitution.[4][5] He is currently serving time at Federal Correctional Institution, Butner Low (inmate #61311-050), and is scheduled for release in October, 2027 (as of October, 2013).[6]

The civil case in Miami is Securities and Exchange Commission v. Shapiro, 10-cv-21281.

SOUP

The Federal Correctional Complex, Butner (FCC Butner) is a United States federal prison complex for male inmates in Butner, North Carolina. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. FCC Butner is about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Raleigh, the state capital. It is the largest medical complex in the Bureau. While specializing in oncology and behavioral science, it has inmates with a wide variety of medical problems. It includes a drug treatment program.[1] The facility is noted for incarcerating Bernie Madoff, who was convicted for perpetrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

Terrance Sullivan

Great Stuff Soup!

KYcane

UM - FSU from last season on now. ESPNU

SinisterCane

Ariz:
The Work 8-5: First week of fall camp
**The quarterback position is shaping up more and more to be an Evan Shirreffs and N'Kosi Perry race. According to program sources, Shirreffs appears more confident than he was in spring practice and seems to be trusting has arm downfield more than he previously had. N'Kosi Perry, who had been working almost exclusively with the second-and-third offensive units, received some first-team action in Saturday morning's practice.

A major positive with Perry that a few people have noted is how quickly he gets the ball out of his hands. There does not seem to be much hesitation in his decision making -- add that with the fact that Perry is the most gifted passer on the roster. I'd expect most of the first team reps at QB to continue going towards Shireffs and Perry.

**There's been a ton of good buzz on freshmen receivers Mike Harley and Jeff Thomas -- and for good reason. Every Canes fan knew the type of speed each of them were bringing to the roster when they signed, but here's a bit more info on what each are doing.

Mike Harley has made big plays just about every single day of camp. Bombs, screens, posts, slants, you name it -- Harley just gets open. The criticism of him as a recruit was whether his smallish frame would hinder him against physical play at the next level, but Harley has shown that he gets off the line like a technician and it's tough for corners to recover against that sort of speed.

Jeff Thomas has shown flashes of what he can do but multiple people I've spoken to get the sense that he's only scratched the surface as far as what he can add to the offense this season. One tidbit that I found interesting when looking at these two freshmen receivers -- Thomas has been working almost primarily in the slot, while Harley is being used in more of a flanker role.

People are really excited about Lawrence Cager's return. He has a leg up on Dionte Mullins right now in that battle for the receiver spot opposite of Ahmmon Richards.


**Deejay Dallas is officially starting to get some reps with the running backs. Dallas will still be at receiver, but this potential twist has been rumored for months (first mentioned by DMoney on our spring practice podcast). The intriguing thing about Dallas' skill set is that he is looking really, really good at wide out, and Dugans has moved him around to essentially every role. Although his route running is a work in progress, his body control and ability to snatch the football out of the air have been extremely impressive to those who have watched.

It has become increasingly apparent in just the first week of camp that Dallas will have a role in the offense. He could also have tremendous value as a third-down back.

**When it comes to freshman defensive end DJ Johnson, two words you hear regarding him are "speed and motor". Johnson is sitting somewhere between 255-260 pounds right now. The eye-opening thing about him though his is speed, which some speculated whether or not would translate over from the high school track to the college field -- and it certainly has.

Johnson does not have the pass rush moves he needs moving forward, but he has made a handful of plays in the backfield based almost solely on his speed and relentless motor. Neither him or fellow freshman DE Jonathan Garvin will redshirt.


**Freshman CB Trajan Bandy has been a fit in Manny Diaz's defense almost immediately. The most notable observation I've heard from different sources is how quickly Bandy is able to diagnose plays and react. Bandy had a pick-6 during his first practice. Him and Malek Young will both see time in the nickel spot this season.

As coaches have noted multiple times already, Jhavonte Dean and Dee Delaney are both the truth and have been living up to expectations. Both are probable starters, but things could vary depending on the opposing team's personnel.


**Freshman safety Derrick Smith has the size to be an immediate contributor, which everyone knew. But what has been a bit of a surprise to some is how smooth his hips appear to be in coverage. He is not necessarily in the playing rotation at this moment, but he's showing promise.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol that's laughable because Malik Rosier is listed as the 1 by all other outlets. I will believe all the other outlets.

Dude

Good stuff gang.

Dude

Manny Diaz just summed up perfectly why the D didnt work under AG... "sometimes speed goes into speed of thought, so the more they know what theyre doing the faster they will play."

thirstybuzzardcane

Manny Diaz just summed up perfectly why the D didnt work under AG... "sometimes speed goes into speed of thought, so the more they know what theyre doing the faster they will play."

Posted by: Dude | August 06, 2017 at 02:10 AM


So in other words, keep it simple!

SOUP

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