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June 13, 2018

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Go Canes!!

Pooh who?

86Cane

What's happening hoopsters? Coach L doing work!

86Cane

Will we see Homer and Lingard in the backfield together this year? Dallas and Lingard? Swing pass to the flat? Dallas in the slot and Homer and Lingard in the backfield?

Can we go five wide once in a while with Richards, Harley, Thomas, Dallas and Lingard?

#SpeedKills

Terrance Sullivan

Boom Baby!

Old Skool

"Clinton Portis drank Hennessy with Sean Taylor, Santana Moss before games."

From an article in Bleacher Report detailing Portis and Larry Johnson talking about mental health issues.

https://tinyurl.com/y88pbm27

Terrance Sullivan

With this new rule in place look for all our Fresh to play some this year. This is a game changer well done Blake James!

Old Skool

If Pooh was an assistant at Tulsa in 2000, he helped eliminate the Canes in the NCAA Regional Semi Finals.

86Cane

It's All About The Pooh!

roachcane77

"Clinton Portis drank Hennessy with Sean Taylor, Santana Moss before games."
From an article in Bleacher Report detailing Portis and Larry Johnson talking about mental health issues.
https://tinyurl.com/y88pbm27
Posted by: Old Skool | June 13, 2018 at 03:39 PM

Wow. As much as we talk about how "privileged" and "pampered" these guys are... They are truly dealing with some major mental health issues as a result of the pressure, (both physical and mental), that a lifetime of this "football" culture has imposed upon them. It's not ALL about CTE... (That ALONE would be enough to feel for them.) But as this article clearly demonstrates, they are not all equipped to handle the pressure both during, and especially after their playing careers.

This is not to say that EVERYONE of us in our own way is under pressure all of the time... (especially high pressure careers such as law enforcement, the military, and emergency responders, to name a few). But, unless you have spent a lifetime in this brutal sport, it's hard to imagine what they are going through, and how each individual is equipped to handle it.

Thanks for sharing that article Old Skool.

BEERicane

I’m not sure this has much to do with high pressure environment. I read this and think to myself that football probably self-selects for people with some degree of underlying mental health issues. Cuz you pretty much gotta have at least one screw loose to go out there and do what they do. That is, the NFL is likely an enriched population with baseline mental health issues.

BEERicane

And that the money/game/fortune is not the therapy for it.

86Cane

BEER...U are absolutely correct.

86Cane

But can we go FIVE wide or not?

BEERicane

Y stop at 5? Let’s go 6!

TruCane81

Will we see Homer and Lingard in the backfield together this year? Dallas and Lingard? Swing pass to the flat? Dallas in the slot and Homer and Lingard in the backfield?

Can we go five wide once in a while with Richards, Harley, Thomas, Dallas and Lingard?

#SpeedKills

Posted by: 86Cane | June 13, 2018 at 02:26 PM

This all day, Soup.

We may not have the perfect talent and depth for the system we want to run, but damnit we got playmakers and if that list was accurate, lookout. Even with a tailwind, those times are impressive.

Let’s get creative, CMR.

roachcane77

Here's my issue with 5 wide... It's kinda like the wildcat formation. If you ONLY use it very "sparingly," (like in those short yardage 3rd down situations), it's easier to defend, because you KNOW what's coming... and when.

If we ONLY go 5 wide on rare occasions, it will be LESS effective than if we use it on a very regular basis, because we can work more plays out of it.

If we're going to run an "I/Power" formation as our "standard" formation for 90% of our offense, the 5 wide won't be as effective. (The defense sees it coming, and has more time to prepare for it.) If we run a spread O "more often", it will become more effective, as it's harder for the defense to adjust.

While this may seem counterintuitive, (and it very well may be), I just don't see Mr. Conservative OC, (CMR), USING 5 wide ENOUGH for it to be truly effective. I wish I didn't feel this is the case...

Go Canes!!

Going to be crazy going forward:

Beginning in October, student-athletes who want to transfer to another school can not be blocked by their current school & don’t need permission to transfer. Transfers will go into a national transfer database, allowing other coaches to contact them directly

86Cane

Here's my issue with 5 wide... It's kinda like the wildcat formation. If you ONLY use it very "sparingly," (like in those short yardage 3rd down situations), it's easier to defend, because you KNOW what's coming... and when.

Is THAT what SHE said?

BigWindyCane1

I hope these 40 times are accurate or close to accurate. If so, it appears that the Canes have been successful in recruiting game-changing speed the coaches covet.

Surprised that Richards isn’t at the top of that list. Saw him play enough his freshman to see unique, unreal game-changing speed. Maybe the injuries slowed him down. Encouraged by Lingard and the others. Coach Brown is right in that this speed and talent could match up against any team in the country.

thirstybuzzardcane

If we ONLY go 5 wide on rare occasions, it will be LESS effective than if we use it on a very regular basis, because we can work more plays out of it.

Posted by: roachcane77 | June 13, 2018 at 09:57 PM


If Kaaya was QB I would agree! When you have QB that can run it's definitely effective on rare occasions. Have a guy in motion always helps too. You got to keep that defense on it's toes!


thirstybuzzardcane

I hope Lingard doesn't get discouraged with the lack of playing time. We are loaded at RB.

thirstybuzzardcane

Here's my issue with 5 wide... It's kinda like the wildcat formation. If you ONLY use it very "sparingly," (like in those short yardage 3rd down situations), it's easier to defend, because you KNOW what's coming... and when.

Is THAT what SHE said?

Posted by: 86Cane | June 13, 2018 at 10:42 PM


LMAO!

raizecane

FIFA World Cup begins today.......

Go Canes!!

Imo Lingard may end up leading the team in rushing yards. Will have more than Dee Jay and almost as much as Homer, if not more.

I could also see some special packages just for Dalla where we can utilize his unique skill set.

CoCane

Yall crazy. Homer is THE MAN at RB. He'll get 15-20 touches per game. Dallas and Lingard will get around 10 per game each.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: CoCane | June 14, 2018 at 08:31 AM

I agree Homer will be the lead back. But he wore down as the season went on so sharing carries will definitely happen. Just feel like Lingard has a little bit more explosiveness that will result in some huge individual plays throughout the season.

Terrance Sullivan

If our Coaching Staff plays this correctly use your depth and get plenty of guys playing time and our Main Guys will be freshest come down the stretch. Especially after our Bye Week.

Go Canes!!

How The New Redshirt Rule Impacts A Handful of Miami Freshmen
by David Lake
34 minutes ago
The NCAA passed a new redshirt rule that will take effect this season that could be a game changer for the roster management of college football programs.

Now, players are able to participate in up to four games in a season without burning a redshirt. The player can appear in those four games at any point of the season.

The value of the new rule is two-fold: 1.) it will help college players retain another year of eligibility and maximize their potential later in their careers rather than burn a year of eligibility because they wanted to play sparingly as freshmen. 2.) It will help teams at the end of the season that are searching for depth due to injuries. Now coaches can give freshmen playing time at the end of the year and not worry about burning a redshirt.

"This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being. Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries," said Miami athletic director and Division I Council chair Blake James in a statement. "Coaches will appreciate the additional flexibility and ability to give younger players an opportunity to participate in limited competition."
If a coach promised playing time to a touted incoming freshman, that coach can fulfill that promise to a degree without sacrificing a year of that player's eligibility.

In some cases, medical redshirt waivers would be unnecessary now. Medical redshirts are approved for players who meet strict criteria: They must have suffered the season-ending injury during the first half of the season, and they could not have played in more than three games before sustaining the injury.

So what does this new rule mean for Miami’s freshmen class? A majority of the 2018 class projected to see the field immediately anyways as it is the most talented class that the Hurricanes signed in more than a decade.
Players like RB Lorenzo Lingard, TE Brevin Jordan, DT Nesta Silvera, WR Mark Pope, DB Al Blades Jr., WR Brian Hightower, DB Gurvan Hall, CB Gilbert Frierson, TE Will Mallory, CB D.J. Ivey, DE Gregory Rousseau, LB Patrick Joyner, CB Nigel Bethel, FB Realus George, K Bubba Baxa, and RB Cam’Ron Davis all figured to carve out roles as true freshmen whether it is on offense, defense, or special teams.

But the other freshmen? Miami will have an opportunity to get creative with their playing time with the new redshirt rule. Read on for a look at how the new rule could impact the freshmen from the 2018 class that were on the fringe of getting redshirted under the old rule.
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QB JARREN WILLIAMS
(Photo: 247Sports)

Depending on how senior quarterback Malik Rosier performs in 2018, the new redshirt rule may not change much for Williams this year, but the chance that he could play should make a difference with his focus and preparation. Now, Williams can’t waste time coasting through a redshirt season (which happens more than you think with quarterbacks). Williams will have every reason to have a high level of focus and preparation each week because he could literally be one week away from playing time if Rosier has a poor enough performance. The likelihood of Williams seeing the field in 2018 is still pretty low because Rosier would have to take a big step backwards, but under the new redshirt rule, Williams could get a shot. If this rule was in place last year, would N’Kosi Perry have gotten an opportunity to play against Pittsburgh when Richt was searching for an answer at quarterback? Probably so.

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WR DEE WIGGINS
(Photo: 247Sports)

Under the old redshirt rules, Wiggins was likely destined for a redshirt season because of the deep depth chart at receiver and because he needs to continue to develop his body. Now, Wiggins will have a real opportunity to show what he can do. Wiggins certainly has some tools that will translate to the college level. He is long, has good speed, and his route running continues to smooth out as he works at it. Wiggins could be a much different player at the end of the season and that could cause him to see the field at that point.

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WR MARQUEZ EZZARD
(Photo: Christopher Stock, 247Sports)

A lot of freshmen who enroll during the summer months don’t have enough time to adjust to major college football to impress during fall camp and earn a role. Now, those freshmen can continue to work and improve with each week of the season and look to earn playing time in the second half of the year and potentially retain their redshirt. Ezzard could be that type of receiver out of the 2018 class. Ezzard is a physical grinder of a receiver and that skill set brings a different dimension to the receiver room. It might take him a while to learn how to use his big body at the college level.

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OL JOHN CAMPBELL
(Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports)

It is tough for true freshmen who play on the line of scrimmage to earn playing time, but now that opportunity has greatly been increased. Campbell is an offensive tackle who enrolled early for the spring semester and by say the month of October he will have been in Miami’s strength and conditioning program for ten months. The jumps that he would have made in terms of strength and gaining weight by that time could make him a valuable second wave of depth that UM could turn to on the offensive line over the second half of the season.

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OL DELONE SCAIFE
(Photo: A)

Scaife may have played anyways because he is a talented enough interior offensive linemen that could have cracked the playing rotation under the old redshirt rules. Now, however, maybe Miami is more choosy with the games that Scaife plays in so that the Hurricanes can get a better read on if it would be more valuable to continue throwing him in the fire or if they should retain his redshirt. Again, it is hard to project players who play on the line of scrimmage, but this new rule gives Miami more opportunities to evaluate.

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DT Miller

Miller was a sure thing redshirt candidate for this upcoming season, but now he could be a player that Miami could put in the playing rotation in the final four or five games of the season if they feel like he has developed and if they need some help with their depth. Defensive tackle is the most physically demanding defensive position and being able to put Miller out there for four games at the end of the season while he still retains his redshirt is an asset.

NativeCane

Its all about the Pooh, its all about the Pooh, its all about the Pooh, U say it!
The Pooh, its all about the Pooh, its all about the Pooh, its all about the Pooh, U say it!
When I say MIAMI you say U, MIAMI....U......MIAMI.....U.....Miami.....U
Now break it on down to the Hurricane Sound....AAAAHHHHHHHHHH. C.A.N.E.S. CANES!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

I agree Homer will be the lead back. But he wore down as the season went on so sharing carries will definitely happen. Just feel like Lingard has a little bit more explosiveness that will result in some huge individual plays throughout the season.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | June 14, 2018 at 09:30 AM


How do you come up with this stuff?!?!? Homer was never worn down! He wasn't even the starter till the game 6! There is more too RB than being explosive.

CoCane

Thirsty,

That's why I didn't even respond

86Cane

Yall crazy. Homer is THE MAN at RB. He'll get 15-20 touches per game. Dallas and Lingard will get around 10 per game each.

Posted by: CoCane | June 14, 2018 at 08:31 AM

Put down the pipe. Lingard will start by game 3 or 4 or 5 when it matters. You got Lingard who is a Clinton Portis combined with Willis McGahee versus Duke Johnson.

Love me some Duke, but who you got?

CoCane

Lingard hasn't even played a down in college yet. Duke

86Cane

Duke

Posted by: CoCane | June 14, 2018 at 05:42 PM

Lingard, who was one of the top high school hurdlers in the country, clocked a 4.27 in the 40. Lingard was a five-star recruit according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking and enrolled early at Miami this spring for his freshman year. He was the most heralded recruit that the Hurricanes signed in the 2018 class.

LMAO. Your game is WEAK!

CoCane

Talk to me when Lingard runs wild on 2 top 15 teams the way Homer did. Sh*t... Talk to me when Lingard gets his weight up. He looked like a skinny slot WR in the spring game. Homer is a grown azz man.

Read your last post again for weakness

Go Canes!!

I’ll change my prior post to — It looked to me that Homer was a little worn down at the end of the season. Maybe what the caliber of competition did to our o-line had something to do with it, but he didn’t look like as impactful when he hit the hole by season’s end..

And I’m not saying Lingard will automatically be an upgrade.

Just looks like Lingard has another gear which will result in some huge plays.

Not a knock on Travis, just an observation about Lo’s explosiveness.

thirstybuzzardcane

I’ll change my prior post to — It looked to me that Homer was a little worn down at the end of the season. Maybe what the caliber of competition did to our o-line had something to do with it, but he didn’t look like as impactful when he hit the hole by season’s end..

And I’m not saying Lingard will automatically be an upgrade.

Just looks like Lingard has another gear which will result in some huge plays.

Not a knock on Travis, just an observation about Lo’s explosiveness.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | June 14, 2018 at 06:49 PM


Much better!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Looks like K2 is up bleep Creek without a paddle. SMDH.

thirstybuzzardcane

Wow Terrence! Just wow!

http://m.tmz.com/?viewer_country=US#2018/06/14/kellen-winslow-jr-arrested

Terrance Sullivan

TBC Yea looks like he done bleeped and stepped in it.

roachcane77

NOT good K2. Uh, oh...

Maybe just another misunderstanding?

BEERicane

Uh oh.... looks like the pumpkin was right and those who judeged the judgers deserve to be judged.

Go Canes!!

For Herb's eyes only:

https://247sports.com/Article/2018-NFL-Draft-gives-us-lessons-to-learn-for-defensive-tackle-prospects-119050111/

Most amazing sentence in that story? How many drafted DTs even played the position in high school.

BigWindyCane1

For Herb's eyes only:

https://247sports.com/Article/2018-NFL-Draft-gives-us-lessons-to-learn-for-defensive-tackle-prospects-119050111/

Most amazing sentence in that story? How many drafted DTs even played the position in high school.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | June 15, 2018 at 06:02 AM

💯

Great stuff GC. Thanks for posting. IMO, Coach Kul and now Coach Simpson recruit and develop this way.

86Cane

While this may seem counterintuitive, (and it very well may be), I just don't see Mr. Conservative OC, (CMR), USING 5 wide ENOUGH for it to be truly effective. I wish I didn't feel this is the case...

Posted by: roachcane77 | June 13, 2018 at 09:57 PM

Sigh...

86Cane

Uh oh.... looks like the pumpkin was right and those who judeged the judgers deserve to be judged.

Posted by: BEERicane | June 14, 2018 at 10:55 PM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

What some men will not do for the all powerful pumpkin?

BigWindyCane1

CMR is hosting a camp rising 9th and 10th graders today, and rising 11th and 12th graders tomorrow. Coaches are working hard and very impressive. Canes Players are helping and they all look big, impressive and in shape. CMR’s players are noticeably bigger across the board. This camp is very, very crowded and this has to be the most well-attended camps I have seen in Coral Gables. I really like what I see.

TruCane81

You on campus, Windy?

thirstybuzzardcane

WTF!?!?! C'mon bro!

https://goo.gl/q9uUii

TJL

in 2013, he was accused of masturbating in Target parking lot to a 58 lady & police saw 2 opened bottles of Vaseline in his center console-but the police we're lying-
guess he aint gonna be a coach at paradise camp

TJL

I hate Ronaldo but the MOFO is the GOAT

TruCane81

Wow. Just Wow.

That’s way, way beyond the typical junkie stunt.

Just plain sick and sad.

If true we are talking about some type of real psychosis.

86Cane

Gonna blame it on CTC?

#Notbuying

Terrance Sullivan

86 Yea I ain't buying it either. SMDH.

Go Canes!!

That’s some f-ed up stuff.

This will be the next Aaron Hernandez media storm.

BigWindyCane1


You on campus, Windy?

Posted by: TruCane81 | June 15, 2018 at 06:45 PM

Yes. Yesterday was very impressive. The camps are from 8-3. I can’t stay for the whole thing. Just long enough to get a little flavor for what’s going on. I will also drop by today for a couple of hours.

Go Canes!!

Along with Solar, Windy is the most underrated and under appreciated asset this blog has ever had.

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

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