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June 06, 2018

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Ohio_Cane

First?

Ohio_Cane

Sorry I've been absent for a while. Life has been, and is, crazy right now. HS soccer starting soon, just finished both daughters soccer seasons, both on swim team, both in competition dance, ugh, ugh, ugh. LOL

Terrance Sullivan

Glad to have you back Ohio! Hopefully you will be a Canespace Correspondent for the Toledo Game.

86Cane

Good to hear from you Ohio! Glad you are doing well and staying busy. Come back now, ya'll hear?

BigWindyCane1

Soup, Herb and True Cane,
I may be drinking the cool aid right now, but I saw him interacting with some kids at the UM camp and I was very impressed. I think he was on par with Coach Kul. Kids like him. It’s just my guess, but I liked how he identified issues kids had, fully addressed the issues and coached the kids up. I was very impressed. He is not just a Rah-Rah guy. He is a real coach.

There are a few more youth camps coming up, so I am anxious to see him in action again

BigWindyCane1

Several ACC schools are in the state of Florida camping right now. Looking for prospects that the Canes have missed on. Canes need to outwork the competition

86Cane

BWC...fair enough assessment. I think we ALL hope you are 100% correct!

TruCane81

Soup, Herb and True Cane,
I may be drinking the cool aid right now, but I saw him interacting with some kids at the UM camp and I was very impressed. I think he was on par with Coach Kul. Kids like him. It’s just my guess, but I liked how he identified issues kids had, fully addressed the issues and coached the kids up. I was very impressed. He is not just a Rah-Rah guy. He is a real coach.

There are a few more youth camps coming up, so I am anxious to see him in action again

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | June 06, 2018 at 07:34 PM

Wasn’t doubting you Windy.

You made a definitive statement about the coach and it didn’t sound like you were just pulling that opinion out your ass.

You saw him live and liked him. If you been watching football a long time, that probably odes well.

One thing that makes me think he will be good is he is young and motivated today’s players to many championships. Has championship experience and can lead young men. Probably will be a home run and we will be sick to see him go.

I mean we could have got a rehashed nfl reject like we have in the past.

raizecane

top 10!!

Go Canes!!

Good to hear from you Ohio.

From CFB Now Stats:

Top DL units for 2018:

1. Clemson
2. Ohio State
3. Michigan
4. Auburn
5. Alabama
6. Mississippi State
7. Florida
8. Virginia Tech
9. Miami (FL)
10. Georgia
11. Florida State
12. Texas
13. Washington
14. Boise State
15. Houston

TruCane81

If Ford and Willis beast and wwe stay healthy, we will move up that list.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: TruCane81 | June 07, 2018 at 01:45 PM

💯

And Jonathan Garvin is about to explode on to the national scene.

Book it, vault it...whatever you prefer. He hits double digit sacks his year.

Herbieibis

Windy,
hope the dude is a good coach. Coach Kool was supposedly the best Dee-Line coaches in America, So Simpson has got a lot to prove and hopefully he can pull some big bodies out of Georgia, that the Dogs don't want.

thirstybuzzardcane

This doesn't sound good.


https://twitter.com/MikeMcDanielCFB/status/1004770726895931393?s=19

thirstybuzzardcane

Here's the article...

https://amp.usatoday.com/amp/682086002?__twitter_impression=true

Old Skool

Supposedly we have a new CB commit: Brownlee

Old Skool

Anthony Bourdain. RIP. The guy had the best job in the world.

Go Canes!!

Very smart by CMR: Today's Mark Richt camp in West Palm features a who's who of players from the 561: Travis Homer, Zach McCloud, Amari Carter, Gurvan Hall, Ahmmon Richards.

thirstybuzzardcane


Anthony Bourdain. RIP. The guy had the best job in the world.

Posted by: Old Skool | June 08, 2018 at 07:47 AM

I always enjoyed his shows!

TJL

what????

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/06/08/reports-kellen-winslow-ii-arrested-on-burglary-charges/

BEERicane

The fuk is he robbing a trailer park? Dumbass

TruCane81

Way more to the story, Beer.

He was looking for poon. A poon rival ( the boyfriend), or the dope man.

Probably all the above.

Trailer park pumpkin ain’t where it’s at for ex millionaires.

I just hope he ain’t fell off on the dope real bad and breaking in random trailers to score cash. Regardless, it ain’t a good look.

TruCane81

* Trailer park pimpin

BEERicane

He earned 43M over the course of his career. Which leaves him with approximately $25M after paying tax. Say he spent 1/2 that and end up with, about $12M after paying for living expenses. Assuming he puts that money in a low-risk, low yielding mechanism returning 3%, he’s got $360K per year to live on.

No matter how you slice it, if he needs money for anything, he is dumb as a sack of rocks and deserves to suffer the consequences of this mess and every poor decision that led up to it. Sure don’t feel bad for him.

thirstybuzzardcane

He earned 43M over the course of his career. Which leaves him with approximately $25M after paying tax. Say he spent 1/2 that and end up with, about $12M after paying for living expenses. Assuming he puts that money in a low-risk, low yielding mechanism returning 3%, he’s got $360K per year to live on.

No matter how you slice it, if he needs money for anything, he is dumb as a sack of rocks and deserves to suffer the consequences of this mess and every poor decision that led up to it. Sure don’t feel bad for him.

Posted by: BEERicane | June 09, 2018 at 01:13 PM

Exactly! Not to mention if you're in the league for 3 years or more years you get a $250K pension per year.

BEERicane

Woah, I didn’t realize there was that sweet pension too. That makes it even worse!

86Cane

Trailer park pimpin

Posted by: TruCane81 | June 09, 2018 at 12:56 PM

I like trailer park pumpkin better.

Go Canes!!

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

roachcane77

Columbus 2020 three-star defensive lineman Elijah Roberts gave a verbal pledge to the Hurricanes after working out for UM defensive line coach Jess Simpson on Saturday.

Let's Go CANES!

BEERicane

^^^ Let’s hope the city of Houston takes that position when I dump all my shit at the curb when I move out this weekend and head back to FL!!

86Cane

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, US, is a health sciences university. It includes a medical school, Baylor College of Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Allied Health Sciences; and the National School of Tropical Medicine. The school, located in the middle of the world's largest medical center (Texas Medical Center),[2] is part owner of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, part of the CHI St. Luke's Health system, and has hospital affiliations with: Harris Health System, Texas Children's Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann - The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Menninger Clinic, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Children's Hospital of San Antonio.[3]

The medical school has been consistently considered in the top tier of programs in the country,[4][5][6] and is particularly noted for having the lowest tuition among all private medical schools in the US.[7] Its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is among the top 25 graduate schools in the United States.[8] Within the School of Allied Health Sciences, the Nurse anesthetist program ranks 2nd [9] and the physician assistant program ranks 6th. A program in Orthotics and Prosthetics began in 2013, with 18 students in the first class. The National School of Tropical Medicine is the only school in the nation dedicated exclusively to patient care, research, education and policy related to neglected tropical diseases.

BigWindyCane1

Columbus 2020 three-star defensive lineman Elijah Roberts gave a verbal pledge to the Hurricanes after working out for UM defensive line coach Jess Simpson on Saturday.

Let's Go CANES!

Posted by: roachcane77 | June 09, 2018 at 03:50 PM

Interesting. IMO, Roberts will be a DT by the time he grows into his body. Glad to see the coaches recruiting and developing players that they identify rather than relying on the evaluations and opinions of others. I also like coach Simpson. He identifies issues and works with players. Simpson is a teacher and recruiter. It seems CMR has given him some freedom to recruit and make offers. I think he will be a good DL coach.

trianglecane

Winslow says he was looking for a home for his mother-in law. The trailer belongs to a friend from church.

www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ex-nfl-player-was-house-hunting-when-neighbor-called-police-n881781

NativeCane

Neighbor who reported him as an intruder in the home of an Encinitas couple who was not there was “overreacting.”
Also on Friday, White supplied a statement from Winslow’s defense attorney, Colorado-based Harvey A. Steinberg, who said Winslow “emphatically denies committing any burglary.”

“He would have no need to burglarize or steal anything from anyone at a trailer park,” Steinberg said, adding that Winslow “looks forward to being vindicated” in court.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/sd-me-winslow-follow-20180609-story.html

NativeCane

Yall had the man hittin' trailer park pumpkin!

The thing hes guilty of is trying to put his ma in law up in a trailer park LOL!

BEERicane

That’s a GREAT story. I’m going to use that sometime if I ever get into some shady shit. This is totally believable, cuz wouldn’t everyone put their mother in law in a trailer park if the opportunity presented itself?

TruCane81

Real talk.

Can’t listen to nothing the media say, mainstream, social , or otherwise.

My mind stays in the gutter so when I heard it, figured he was on a junkie stunt. Wouldn’t be the first time a ex athlete pulled a junkie stunt.

In my mind I’m thinking the worst meth lab infested Plant City hell hole. In reality, it is probably a luxury 55+ community with tennis courts and swimming pools and bingo twice a week.

We on here calling the man broke, a junkie, a jealous stalker. It’s fuked up. I’m sitting here laughing because the joke was funny as hell, but I know he is super pissed. I have been in that same situation. People act like a black man always up to no good, call the cops without even saying hi.

On the real I am glad it was just a misunderstanding. I hope he is doing well achieving prosperity and happiness.

Still though. You can’t front. Trailer park pimpin/pumpkin was funny as hell. Oh, you don’t think so? Sit on one.

86Cane

Yall had the man hittin' trailer park pumpkin!

Posted by: NativeCane | June 10, 2018 at 08:45 AM

Not like we haven't all been there, done that.

Somewhere along the way we all had a piece of trailer park pumpkin.

BigWindyCane1

I think TrueCane’s “Junky Stunt” theory is spot on. Winslow has had his troubles since he left football. I hope he gets the help that he needs.

BigWindyCane1

The recruiting services have made it easier to identify recruits early, but so many recruits are late bloomers because many 15-18 year old kids are still growing, some didn’t attend the football camps, some are playing out of position and some don’t come from elite programs. Although most kids are identified early, there are still a great number of recruits who aren’t on the radar until their junior or senior seasons.

For example, on more than one instance, I have seen an unknown 9th grader grow from 5’11” to 6’4” in the 10th/11th grade while another highly sought after 9th grade recruit remains 5’11”. Suddenly, the unknown recruit is projected by college coaches to be a better college prospect than the recruit with the higher ranking. It happens in football and basketball. It happens at multiple positions, from WR, to CB, to DL, to OL and TE. Late growth spurts can change a recruit’s outlook.

TonyCane

^^^ Let’s hope the city of Houston takes that position when I dump all my shit at the curb when I move out this weekend and head back to FL!!

Posted by: BEERicane | June 09, 2018 at 03:51 PM

Houston - you mean that you don't like any sort of zoning laws or that lovely 610 that runs around the city?

BEERicane

The zoning thing seems like a social experiment that failed miserably. 610, I avoid like the plague.

RCCF

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ex-nfl-player-was-house-hunting-when-neighbor-called-police-n881781


For the Judgemental Fans...

He was looking for a home for his mother in law ... Amazingly he is being judged and called names by his own Fam/n Base..

Family 1st Right??

NativeCane

Yeah Ray, burglars are known to use a tricked out Hummer as a preferred mode of transportation when they Burgle!

TruCane81

Not like we haven't all been there, done that.

Somewhere along the way we all had a piece of trailer park pumpkin.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 10, 2018 at 10:11 AM

Shhhhhh!!!!!!

Don’t tell nobody.......

Go Canes!!

Wait he wasn’t actually guilty of robbing a double wide in some random trailer park?

TruCane81

^^^^^^^^^

Rofl

86Cane

Yeah Ray, burglars are known to use a tricked out Hummer as a preferred mode of transportation when they Burgle!

Posted by: NativeCane | June 10, 2018 at 03:38 PM

No, but if you are looking for some pumpkin then the Hummer is definitely they way to roll!

BigWindyCane1

The Canes have 14 commits for the 2019 class so far, and I like where the Canes are at this point.

The Canes coaches are targeting players, appear to be selective, and offering recruits that they see and evaluate with their own eyes. The Canes coaches are putting in the work. They are not just surfing the internet or relying on highlight tapes. The Canes coaches offered three-stars with upside and elite athleticism, while not offering higher rated players who they haven't seen in person or who may lack the elite athleticism.

For example, DT/SDE commits (Daxon, Munoz and Roberts have good size and athleticism, but are three stars with room to grow and develop once they get on a S&C program. I do believe that the Canes will probably get 1-2 more DT/SDE commits before NSD.

Both CB prospects Brownlee and Good, are tall, fast and athletic. They each run a fast 40 times. They will require some coaching and development. The Canes may recruit 1-2 more CBs, but they appear to fit the mold of a Michael Jackson-type corner, with a little more speed.

IMO, it seems that the Canes want to be the fastest and most athletic team in the ACC. The Canes seem focused on guys who have the speed to be game-changers, and that are coachable.

NativeCane

Summer Doldrums?

Good to know CMR and staff are working hard to make the Canes Great Again.

Hopefully the silence from Canes Baseball means
Bloke James is working OT to get one of these hard working assistants or Coaches who have been invoved in the post season!

BigWindyCane1

It looks like Cameron Underwood from State of The U agrees with my early assessment of Coach Simpson:

Miami Hurricanes Coach Profile: Jess Simpson


Georgia Prep legend JEss Simpson looks to build on Miami’s success along the DL. Miami Athletics
Earlier this spring, the Miami Hurricanes hired Jess Simpson as their Defensive Line Coach. A former Atlanta Falcons assistant who spent 20 years as a legendary HSFB coach, Simpson comes to Miami with a strong track record of coaching experience.

Simpson came to Miami to replace the former Defensive Line Coach, Craig Kuligowski, who left The U for the same position with the Alabama Crimson Tide. Known as one of (if not the singular) best DL coaches in Football, Kuligowski leaves big shoes to fill for Simpson this season.

You can click the link above for a look at Simpson’s past record as a coach, which is beyond reproach. But, looking forward to the 2018 season, there are 2 main ways in which Simpson can prove his worth as the DL coach: 1. on-field performance and player development and 2. Recruiting.

As far as on-field performance goes, Simpson’s group has a high standard to uphold. Under Kuligowski the last 2 years, the Canes compiled great stats, and went from an also-ran type group to a dominant, impactful group up front. Here are the numbers from the last 2 years:

Canes DL stats 2016-17
Year Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks
2017 281.0 108.0 44.0
2016 254.0 111.0 37.0
Miami ranked 5th and 8th Nationally in TFLs the last 2 years, and that production has been key to the Canes’ resurgence as a defense and as a program. Using Bill Connelly’s advanced stat profile from 2017, the Canes DL had an 8.8% havoc rate (which, while there is a longer definition, seems to be fairly self-explanatory) which was 4th nationally. Which proves, again, that Simpson has a big job to keep that production to that level.

Hand in hand with production is player progression. Miami has good talent along the DL, even if there isn’t the depth that the Canes have had in the recent past, but if Simpson is able to coach up the guys in the DL room, then things should go well.


If we look back into the spring, there’s great cause for optimism on both those fronts. The Canes’ DL was disruptive and at many times unblockable. Ends Joe Jackson and Jonathan Garvin continued to show why they have 1st round NFL Draft potential, tackle Gerald Willis III looked stellar in his return from a leave of absence in 2017, and early-enrollee true freshman end Gregory Rousseau was so dominant — 9 sacks in the 3 scrimmages including 4 in the first scrimmage — that he personally precipitated a lineup change on the offensive line.

There are several other players along with the ones I listed in the previous paragraph (we’ll get to them later this summer) but if performance and progression seen by Jackson, Garvin, Willis III, and Rousseau becomes the standard for every player (or nearly every player) along the DL, then Miami will be in a good spot under Simpson.

The last thing — and some say the biggest thing — that matters for Simpson’s job performance moving forward is recruiting. Thought he was a very good coach, Kuligowski’s performance on the recruiting trail left much to be desired. Yes, there were wins like getting Jonathan Garvin in 2017 and Nesta Silvera in 2018, but when compared with the elite stats shown above, the recruiting haul and DL could have and should have been better.

To that end, Simpson is already off to a good start building relationships and evaluating talent across several classes. He has gotten some good players to commit — guys like 2019 DT Jason Muñoz and 2020 DL Elijah Roberts — and is working on several others. Vero Beach (FL) DE Jahfari Harvey was an unknown previously, but is now the #1 ranked recruit in his local area, and a premium target for the Canes. That is largely due to Simpson’s evaluation, so yeah, that’ll work.

Additionally, with his legendary HS coaching career at Buford (GA), Simpson has been able to build connections with several players from the Peach State, and will likely continue to do so in the future.

While this is a bit of a different profile than the other coaches (since he’s coming into his first year and doesn’t have 2 years worth of work-product at Miami to evaluate), Jess Simpson figures to be a solid addition to the Miami Coaching staff. Yes, he has big shoes to fill, but early returns are strong.

There have been anecdotal statements that Simpson’s coaching ability is on par with or better than Kuligowski’s — that’s DAMN GOOD in case you didn’t catch that — and Simpson’s work on the recruiting trail, to this point, has been far superior to that of his predecessor.

All in all, based upon his track record of success, experience at the highest level of Football, and the early returns of his work with the players both on the roster and the recruiting trail, Miami should be in a good place with Jess Simpson as the Defensive Line coach for 2018.

So, let’s look forward to a lot of meetings at the quarterback (see what I did there?) and plenty of production from the Canes’ DL with their new coach leading the way.

Go Canes

RCCF

I'm liking the Simpson hire

roachcane77

Wow, nice piece there by Underwood. I agree RCCF, Simpson hire looking great!

I'm looking forward to seeing Rousseau in person at the LSU game!

Thanks for sharing BigWindy!

86Cane

I could coach and recruit better than Simpson.

In the dark and with my eyes closed.

IJS

MLAlumni1970

Is anyone going to the U Toledo game?? Weather should be wonderful, unless there are storms off the Great Lakes. Should be a wonderful time. Not 80 degrees, like in South Florida. But, a game for the U to kick some butt.

roachcane77

I could coach and recruit better than Simpson.
In the dark and with my eyes closed.
IJS
Posted by: 86Cane | June 12, 2018 at 07:39 PM

I don't doubt it Soup... Didn't you recruit, train, and coach, the great HOFer Henry Hogshead?

TonyCane

“Simpson, eh?” Montgomery Burns

UMike


According to a photo that has surfaced on Twitter, which lists the fastest 40 times for the Miami Hurricanes football team, UM will have a lot of speed on the team in 2018.

Eight Hurricanes were clocked at a 4.47 in the 40 or faster with freshman running back Lorenzo Lingard running the fastest time.

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.

Starting running back Travis Homer ran the second fastest time at a 4.31 in the 40. The Hurricanes figure to have one of the fastest backfields in the country with DeeJay Dallas being timed at a 4.45 in the 40. Homer ran for 966 yards and eight touchdowns in 2017 and will look to crack 1,000 yards in 2018 as the full time lead back. Dallas had a couple of breakout performances against Notre Dame and Wisconsin last season and figures to be a breakout player for the Hurricanes in 2018 as he focuses on running back full time.

So all of Miami’s top three running backs can run at least a 4.45 in the 40 and they all weigh at least 195 pounds.

The Hurricanes also have some speed at receiver with sophomore Jeff Thomas running a 4.37 in the 40, sophomore Mike Harley running a 4.38 in the 40 and junior Ahmmon Richards clocking a 4.47 in the 40 while coming off a knee injury and hamstring injury that he sustained in the 2017 season. Thomas showed that speed on the field during his freshman season, totaling 374 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 22 yards per catch.

On the defensive side of the ball, sophomore cornerback Trajan Bandy ran a 4.37 in the 40 and possibly the biggest surprise on the list is senior safety Sheldrick Redwine, who ran a 4.38 in the 40.

https://247sports.com/college/miami/Article/Lorenzo-Lingard-427-in-the-40-Miamis-Offense-Loaded-With-Speed-11899820

Go Canes!!

We fast!

86Cane

I don't doubt it Soup... Didn't you recruit, train, and coach, the great HOFer Henry Hogshead?

Posted by: roachcane77 | June 13, 2018 at 12:09 AM

No, that was SolarCane. I was only involved in promoting his career, not in the other aspects.

86Cane

We fast!

Posted by: Go Canes!! | June 13, 2018 at 09:39 AM

We back!

#CantCoachSpeed

thirstybuzzardcane

If only we had a OL to block for that speed!

Go Canes!!

This is gigantic news:

Big news folks: The redshirt rule finally passed. College football players can now play up to four games without burning their redshirt.

TonyCane

So when do you play them? Lets say it was Miami last year...I would have used them the last four games of the year. It would really help a team with depth problems.

86Cane

Tony...YES!

86Cane

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

#SpeedKills

Terrance Sullivan

Go Canes our Great AD Blake James was the Mastermind behind this. Boom.

86Cane

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