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December 06, 2017

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Terrance Sullivan

Yesssss Yesssss Yesssss I second this great article. We love U Native.

WWIN

I got drunk and overreacted.

It's all good Sota😎.

Posted by: TruCane81 | December 05, 2017 at 12:13 PM

I've never done that. LOL

Posted by: 86Cane | December 05, 2017 at 12:34 PM

I could never even imagine 86 thinking about doing something like that! Hell nah

WWIN

Great news Native... glad you made it thru! We can't afford to lose any more spacers... just lost two last week!

Just joking... only joking

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Sarasota 'cane

And the bronze goes to...

Sarasota 'cane

Dammit...How do you medal twice in the same event?

Old Skool

Very good article, Soup.

Go Canes!!

Good stuff. Hoping the Wisconsin game gives that overhauled ticker a great workout!

With a positive ending of course!

YooperCane

We all wish you a speedy recovery Native! I am happy to hear that everything went good. Go canes!

raizecane

Glad to hear all went well native. With a bad ticker, I don't know how you made it thru this Hurrican season with all the "close calls" we had. But we are glad you did......

canezilla

GOD BLESS NATIVE...GLAD IT WENT WELL.... CHEESEBURGERS AND FRIES ON ME? #TOOSOON

KYcane

Native

Good news

Hopefully you will have a speedy recovery

BigWindyCane1

Great article, Soup. Thanks for sharing

KYcane

I don't know how you made it thru this Hurrican season with all the "close calls" we had. But we are glad you did......

Posted by: raizecane | December 06, 2017 at 07:22 AM


That’s probably what brought it to a head

NativeCane

Becoming a blog article on Canespace is the best birthday present a Miami Hurricane fan could ask for.
They say I am doing exceptionally well and will be out of ICU by noon and probably home by Thursday or Friday.

Thanks for your friendship old buddy, we have lots more stuff to do ..... Love the Space you created and love my Canespace Buds....God Bless!!!!

Dem Canes!!!

DallasTX Cane

Great job Native! Glad U are doing well. Keep it up!

Old Skool

Good news Native. Nothing good happens after midnight or from staying in the ICU.

VA Cane

Glad all went well Native; I had some big issues but not like that! You are a great man; I love the Bear story thank God you were there foor the boss!!!
Get well soon i know you will do great!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Happy Birthday Native!

SinisterCane

The Rock to get a Star on the Hollywood walk of Fame

Go Canes!!

No bueno:

GERALD WILLIS NOTE
by Peter Ariz

Quick update here because I've seen some people ask about Willis' status for next season. After asking around over the past two days, there is a ton of confidence in where he is at right now. Obviously Willis has had an up-and-down Miami career, but people within the program are very encouraged with the steps he took this season on-and-off the field, while he was still able to practice and workout with the team.

The expectation right now within the team is that at least one, if not both starting DTs in Norton and McIntosh, are leaning towards turning pro -- this would make Willis' return of the utmost importance. As we are in the midst of recruiting season, just remember that Coach Kuligowski's most important addition this offseason is arguably Willis.

MLAlumni1970

I'm not sure if I met Native Cane years ago, when I flew down for a game with
Soup, Keoki, CGNC etc.
Age has made my brain a bit foggy. Don't remember the year. But I do remember that I made some good Cane friends.
Maybe one of you can remember what year it was for me????
Speedy recovery NativeCane.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | December 06, 2017 at 12:23 PM

Hopefully we only lose McIntosh. McIntosh is gone.

Go Canes!!

Cane kids moving on up!

https://247sports.com/college/miami/Bolt/Multiple-Miami-Commits-Receive-Bumps-in-Updated-Top247-111839926

Go Canes!!

Getting our four most important offensive players on campus is huge...

Ariz: I will be updating this post with the commits who have confirmed they will sign during the early period from December 20-22nd.

Gilbert Frierson
D.J. Ivey

Brevin Jordan
Will Mallory

Lorenzo Lingard
Realus George

Mark Pope
Daquris Wiggins
Delone Scaife

John Campbell

CGNC

Happy Birthday and Speedy Recovery to Native!

CGNC

Norton and Mac need to stay - there is more air guitar to be played LOL

Terrance Sullivan

LOL CGNC Facts Ha!

Ohio_Cane

Jobe decommitting from Miami today. Headed to Bama. Bye.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 06, 2017 at 02:19 PM

Yawn.

thirstybuzzardcane

We didn't want Jobe anyway!

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 06, 2017 at 02:19 PM

Told you. He's really not better than Hall and he's not athletic enough to play CB over the guys we have committed. If we get Campbell, we are fine. Surtain Jr would be outstanding at safety.

Ohio_Cane

Ariz:

Two names to watch

Look for Miami to get back in the picture with Keidron Smith and Asante Samuel, Jr.

And I am hearing that Samuel is VERY open to listening.

His Royal Dudeness

Samuel is a really, really good CB even though he's not a Tyson Campbell type athlete. Samuel has super polished technique.

Old Skool

Why Hello Jarren. new committ

His Royal Dudeness

Jarren Williams is your Storm18 QB.

"I'm a Hurricane."

Go Canes!!

Massive get for CMR and his staff.

The talent he’s bringing in this class is incredible.

Go Canes!!

Ivins: Jarren Williams about as impressive of a win for Miami on the recruiting trail since I have been on the beat. Ohio State tried to make a late push and even had a coach visit Williams on Monday. UF, Bama and LSU all tried to flip him from UK at one point during the process.

UMike

But can he beat out Rosier?

Go Canes!!

FOUR-STAR QB WILLIAMS COMMITS TO MIAMI
by Peter Ariz

Mark Richt added a major piece to Miami�s �Storm 18� recruiting class this afternoon as four-star QB Jarren Williams from Central Gwinnett High School announced his commitment to the Hurricanes.

The former Kentucky commit has been Richt�s primary focus at quarterback since the Canes and Art Sitkowski parted ways. Williams rose up the rankings after an incredible senior season. Rivals lists him as their #106 player in the County overall. The 6-3, 210-pound signal caller threw for over 3,000 yards, 28 TDs, and 4 INT this season, and over 500 yards and 10 TDs rushing.

Sources told CanesInSight that Williams has been committed to the Canes since his official visit weekend for the Notre Dame game. Miami is expected to go in-home with him tonight as his decision is now public. He is an early enrollee who will be added to the quarterback mix of Malik Rosier, Evan Shirreffs, N�Kosi Perry, and Cade Weldon.

Go Canes!!

But can he beat out Rosier?

Posted by: UMike | December 06, 2017 at 03:23 PM


Hee hee hee

Ohio_Cane

But can he beat out Rosier?

Posted by: UMike | December 06, 2017 at 03:23 PM
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He or N'Kosi is our 2018 starting QB. Save this.

CGNC

@ TSully:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDAi5VNHCxE

Legendary

UMike

You said that last year Ohio lol

Ohio_Cane

You said that last year Ohio lol

Posted by: UMike | December 06, 2017 at 04:41 PM
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I also didn't take into account that N'kosi woulnd't benefit from Spring and off season conditioning work. Both will this time around.

Ohio_Cane

I think it's pretty clear Rosier has hit his ceiling.

Sarasota 'cane

Do you all think Rossier could move to a different position?

UMike

I know very little about Williams...but I was surely on the Perry bandwagon after watching his tapes. I think that kid has the goods.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 06, 2017 at 04:42 PM

He can get 50% passing from any QB on this roster. Perry or Williams will be more dynamic runners so I see about a 1% chance of Rosier being the starter next year.

1mg of Epi

Do you all think Rossier could move to a different position?

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | December 06, 2017 at 04:48 PM

He did have a reception this year

His Royal Dudeness

The U is stacking talent at QB now.

His Royal Dudeness

How about DJack coming back?!?! Love it, we have an instant replacement for Thomas. DE is stacked. Hopefully Norton comes back and DT is stacked with him and Willis.

J. Jackson, Willis, Norton, D. Jackson.

86Cane

But can he beat out Rosier?

Posted by: UMike | December 06, 2017 at 03:23 PM

Like an old rug hung on the fence with a broom.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | December 06, 2017 at 06:56 PM


They’re doing it everywhere.


Commit No. 2 of the day is in for Miami. Jacksonville Trinity Christian ’19 RB Marcus Crowley has joined #Surge19. 247sports.com/college/miami/…

Go Canes!!

https://247sports.com/college/miami/Bolt/BREAKING-19-ATH-Crowley-Commits-to-Miami-111863265

thirstybuzzardcane

Nice to see that our new commit Williams isn't afraid of competition!

thirstybuzzardcane

I think Perry will be our guy next year. After watching him during pregames, the guy was very accurate and has a cannon for an arm. Hopefully, he'll have a good football IQ.

TonyCane

Amazing...once Miami rises and the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles fall apart. Just like in 2000 - 2003. Only took a year.

86Cane

Wally Porter, I love U like a brother. May God bless you and keep you alive for a LONG time. Because I know that the devil don't want U and God ain't ready for U yet!

86Cane

The Interview continues..."Gonna take a freight train, down at the station, (where U going?) I don't care where it goes."

30CINCO

Played well...not sure if first day well tho:

Peter Ariz
@PeterAriz
Sources tell Canesinsight that Miami junior CB Michael Jackson is leaning towards entering the NFL draft:

30CINCO

What’s the word on UM’s draft-eligible players? NFL evaluators weigh in.

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/barry-jackson/article188476614.html

roachcane77

Happy Birthday and a speedy recovery NativeCane!

Glad to hear the procedure went well!

Let's Go CANES!

CaneRock

4 slabs of ribs on a 22" kettle?...and He's a Cane fan?...NativeCane's black huh?

JCane

UM hoops has the chance to move up in the rankings to crazy high levels with so many teams from 1-9 going down the last few days, from FU twice to TAMU AND KU tonight. Still have the acc season ahead to focus on most importantly, but still...

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 30CINCO | December 06, 2017 at 09:47 PM

Totally agree with most of their evals. I love these kids, but these arent athletic freak, NFL talents.

raizecane

In case you missed it....ja Johnson returning for his senior year......this is BIG!!

Terrance Sullivan

Got my Capitol One Orange Bowl Tickets Section 323 Row 21 Seats 13-16. See U Canespace Family at the Rock on Saturday December 30th. Go Canes! Beat the Badgers!

Terrance Sullivan

Somebody please tell Michael Jackson not to Yearby himself.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: raizecane | December 07, 2017 at 07:29 AM

Awesome news. Barry's article makes it seems like some planning on leaving early, especially Jackson, would be making a big mistake.

Hope someone cam make them listen.

Old Skool

Native. What's the latest? Are you going home today?

BigWindyCane1

Great news on the recruiting front. CMR's first two recruiting classes were lacked quantity, but had pretty good quality. But the 2018 and 2019 classes are shaping up to be the best recruiting classes in over the last two decades.

BigWindyCane1

Good news about Jaquan Johnson coming back. JJ not only brings the ability to make plays like no safety we have had in years, but he is a leader of that defense and he is also a teacher. Young players like Amari Carter should study JJ and learn how to make plays.

I posted earlier that Norton and McIntosh were 50/50, and it appears that Barry Jackson's article is in agreement. Again, I think it is the NFL Advisory Committee that will determine if they go pro. Their performance the last two games didn't go well. I think had the Canes won and made the CFB Playoff, both DTs would have been more likely to turn pro. Being roommates, I just have a feeling that they both will make the same decision. I hope that decision is to stay.

As for Michael Jackson, I disagree with the Barry J. article in that I think he will get drafted and play in the NFL, but I just don't think he will get drafted high. Another productive season in college will improve his draft stock.

If both DTs return next season, the Canes defense should be THE TOP defense in college football next season barring significant injury.

BigWindyCane1

This line from the Barry J. article sums up my feelings about this team going into next season (although he might simply be the master of stating the obvious):

• That AFC executive said the two areas where UM particularly needs to improve to be on Clemson’s level are quarterback and offensive line.

He said the line simply isn’t physically talented enough and UM must hope either Malik Rosier improves substantially or N’Kosi Perry wins the job next spring. “Rosier is just a guy; he needs to work on a lot of things,” the executive said.

Ohio_Cane

Mike Jackson trying to strike while the iron is hot.

He had a great year, and sees the ridiculous talent we're bringing in at DB. If his reps go down next year because of them, his value in the NFLU goes down, too.

JaxCane

Those comments from the NFL executives really put some perspective on where our guys are from a talent standpoint. Sounds like most of those guys are not viewed to be as good as some of us think. Not one consensus first or second round talent?? Interesting, maybe the Clemson beat down was what it should have been.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: JaxCane | December 07, 2017 at 11:00 AM

We can’t lose our three best skill position players, have “A guy” at QB and compete with Clemson. Plain and simple.

Here’s more perspective:

Clemson is 10-0 vs the current FPI top 40. UCF is only other team w/multiple games vs FPI40 without a loss. They’re 2-0. No other team has more than 6 wins. Clemson’s avg margin of victory is 19 points in those games, best in FBS. #ButSyracuse

30CINCO

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 07, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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While that might be his thinking....if he is worried about incoming freshman, how is he supposed to compete with grown men?

RCCF

At this rate Michael Jackson is starring at Damn if You Do Damn if You Don't:

He Stays- Competition is thick and he may lose his spot to a youngn
He Goes- NFL says well he had a great year but he ran from competition on a lower level, what makes us think he will step up to competition on a higher level?

sorry if a kid is worried about really losing his spot on a college team to a kid fresh out of HS no matter how talented that kid is, it says a lot about how well the college kid performs and how he feels about his performance personally. He Ain't Ready!

CaneRock

These kids thinking about leaving early, is exactly why they need a combine like the NBA does it without losing eligibility.

Terrance Sullivan

Keep bringing the Funk Go Canes!

CaneRock

Can't knock Jackson for leaving early, kid had a good year. IIRC, I don't remember too many teams going to His side of the field that often...Young & Delaney seemed to be the most picked on DBs.

BigWindyCane1

Michael Jackson is 6'2", 195 lbs. If he runs a sub-4.5 40, he will definitely get drafted. No doubt. If you look at the NFL draft over the last 5 years, you will see that any CBs with those measureables always get drafted. Jackson also happened to have six ints, with a few of those showing he has fluid hips and can move. CBs are at a premium in every NFL draft.

BigWindyCane1

Delaney gets picked over Jackson? I seriously doubt it.

BigWindyCane1

Can't knock Jackson for leaving early, kid had a good year. IIRC, I don't remember too many teams going to His side of the field that often...Young & Delaney seemed to be the most picked on DBs.

Posted by: CaneRock | December 07, 2017 at 12:19 PM

I agree 100% with Cane Rock.

BigWindyCane1

Although Jackson may be a candidate to leave early, I still hope Jackson returns.

CaneRock

Exactly BigWindy, MJ definitely has the size. And His action figure hips is the main thing that stood out to me when He was coming outta HS.

CGNC

As tempting as it is, do not feed the trolls

Ohio_Cane

Troll-B-Gone spray, activated.

His Royal Dudeness

I'm totally shocked LSU fan is a biggot. Mind blown!

Go Canes!!

Now this is a guy we won’t see after next season:

Miami's Joe Jackson accumulated 40 total QB pressures this season - on just 272 pass-rush snaps.

His 40 pressures were 2nd in the ACC.

MLAlumni1970

Soup
What year was it that I flew down for the game and et you in the lobby?? It has been driving me crazy that I can't remember. You posted all the pictures on the canespace tribute to me.

Go Canes!!

https://twitter.com/pff_college/status/938536344627875840

Sarasota 'cane

"LSU Fan" is the "Gator Fan" troll from the old Miami Herald days. He's just too embarrassed to admit it.

Sarasota 'cane

We are gonna be winning so much next season that we'll be sick of all the winning (not really!)!

Go 'canes!!!

Ohio_Cane

As of now (Look at that DEC 15 visit list - AKA last day to visit before early signing period):

Official Visitors 2018 - Tracking

02/07/18 Signing Day

01/24/18 Last Day to Register

1/19/18 (1)

WR Marquez Ezzard (Uncommitted)

1/18/18 (1)

OT Hayden Conner (2021 Uncommitted) Unofficial

01/16/18 Spring Semester Begins

01/06/18 U.S. Army All-American Bowl - January 6, 2018

01/04/17 Under Armour All-American Game -

January 4, 2018

12/30/17 Orange Bowl vs. Wiscosin

12/20/17 Early/Mid Year Signing Period

12/15/17 (17)

RB Lorenzo Lingard (UM Commit)
FB Realus George (UM Commit)
TE Will Mallory (UM Commit)
TE Brevin Jordan (UM Commit)
WR Mark Pope (UM Commit)
WR Brian Hightower (UM Commit)
WR Daquris Wiggins (UM Commit)
OL Delone Scaife (UM Commit)
OL Cleveland Reed (UM Commit)
OL John Campbell (UM Commit)
DT Nesta Silvera (UM Commit)
DE Gregory Rousseau (UM Commit)
LB Patrick Joyner (UM Commit)
DB Gilbert Frierson (UM Commit)
DB D.J. Ivey (UM Commit)
S Gurvan Hall (UM Commit)
K Bubba Baxa (UM Commit)
LB Amari Gainer (FSU Commit) - Canceled

12/8/17 (1)

DE Daniel Carson (Uncommitted)

12/6/17 (1)

DE Chris Collins (UNC Commit)

11/10/17 (2)

DT Jared Goldwire (Louisville Commit)
QB Jarren Williams (Uncommitted >>>Committed to Miami 12/6/17)

Herbieib

Makes The Herb wary when kids have a chance to sign early but choose to wait until Feb. what would u be waiting for, if u are truly committed to us.

As for those with aspirations of turning pro early have only to look at our last 3 games and u have answered any questions u may have. We flopped when it counted most. Consistency is what they all lack. Have to play until the whistle. Been criticizing Thomas for awhile and apparently was right according to a scout. Good player who disappears during games. Should have been a sacking machine. 5 star rating coming out of H.S. but played more like a 3.5 to a sometime 4 star. Will probably be another, in a long line of ex Canes players who were better pros than college players.

RCCF

Chad is all coaching....Blame the Nittanies for Ruining Him!!

86Cane

Jackson also happened to have six ints, with a few of those showing he has fluid hips and can move. CBs are at a premium in every NFL draft.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | December 07, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Man I wish I had fluid hips.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | December 07, 2017 at 04:32 PM

Had some fluid in the knee one time.

Now I wish I’d never had it drained.

1mg of Epi

These kids are leaving early because they want to get to that second contract asap. With the new rookie cap they're better off going lower up front and collecting the extra year on the back end

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