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March 27, 2010



Bases loaded for NCST 1 out bt. of the 11th



Final NCST 7 Miami 6


Montreal this is all on you, lol! :)


thanks montreal :( although the updates were helpful.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

sounds like Thearon is on the bench or on the bus

Posted by: solarcane | March 27, 2010 at 08:50 PM


Solar, your boy needs to drop about 15 pounds to keep up with Thompkins. It'll be interesting to see how much he weighs come Fall.


Terrible performance from me and David Gutierrez

This is for real...Final NCST 7 Miami 6

Sorry folks....It's never over until it's over...


Miami is now 16-7 (6-2 ACC)

SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 1 p.m.
MIAMI -LHP Eric Erickson (1-1, 4.12) vs. NC STATE - LHP Eric Sogard (0-0, 4.91)

Teflon cane

i was told by my readiness NCO that classes will not be available until next year so im aiming for march next year since im headed for a deployment soon.


Teflon...PROUD of what U do!

If you guys can send photos in your Army gear send them to:


OcalaCane will post them on his web site. Check it out:



Terrible performance from me and David Gutierrez

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | March 27, 2010 at 10:30 PM



From Jorge Milian at the Palm Beach Post:

Life without Jacory Harris at quarterback? University of Miami fans turn pale at the thought.

But the three quarterbacks vying for the backup job behind Harris showed enough during Saturday's spring game at Traz Powell Stadium to make one believe that all might not be lost if they were pressed into service next season.

A.J. Highsmith, Spencer Whipple and Stephen Morris combined to complete 30-of-57 passes for 452 yards and six touchdowns while rotating snaps with UM's offense in the intrasquad scrimmage.

Harris, the rising junior who sat out spring practice as he recovers from thumb surgery, watched from the sideline.

Highsmith backed up Harris last season as a true freshman and didn't appear to do anything on Saturday to lose ground on the job. Playing exclusively with the first-team offense, Highsmith was 11-of-20 for 131 yards and three touchdowns. He also threw two interceptions.

But coach Randy Shannon said following the two-hour scrimmage that the competition would continue into fall practice.

"No decision on No. 2," said Shannon when asked if he had decided on a backup quarterback.

CaniaK aka True Canes


Interview with players and coach Shannon after the spring game


Read more from Milian at the PBP here:



new Canes vs Ohio State pump vid


catch you guys tomorrow


From www.hurricanesports.com:

Travis Benjamin hauled in six catches for 171 yards and a touchdown and quarterbacks Stephen Morris and Spencer Whipple combined for 321 passing yards and three TDs as the Hurricanes defeated Miami, 58-53, in the University of Miami football team’s annual spring game Saturday at Traz Powell Stadium in front of an estimated capacity crowd of 10,000.

"It was a good spring scrimmage, a lot of good things on both sides of the ball," UM head coach Randy Shannon said. "We had some turnovers the defense created, some big runs. Travis (Benjamin) had a couple of big plays. The quarterbacks did a nice job. It was what the spring game is supposed to be about, how much fun you can go out and have."

Team Hurricanes were comprised of the second and third team offenses and the first team, defense while Team Miami was comprised of the first team offense and second and third team defenses. The offenses earned six points for a touchdown, three points for a field goal, one point for an extra point, one point for crossing the 50-yard line and one point for every first down. The defenses earned one point for a three-and-out, two points for an interception, two points for a fumble recovery and six points for a touchdown.

Morris completed 12-of-21 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Whipple went 7-of-16 for 112 yards and one touchdown. A.J. Highsmith quarterbacked Miami and went 11-of-20 for 131 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Kendal Thompkins caught a game-high eight passes for 84 yards and one touchdown for the Hurricanes. Leonard Hankerson had three receptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns.

For more click here:


Fighting Ibis

Went to the spring game today. Came a way impressed with all the talent we have on offense. We're going to score points in bunches this season. Try to take away the pass and we'll eat you up on the ground. Stack the box and we'll make you pay through the air.

The Canes are still somewhat young but the talent is back on this team. The entire team looks like they just enjoy being out on the field playing football. I'm excited for this season to start. We can play with anybody with all the talent we got.

Ojomo is a beast! That dude looks like an absolute monster. He's got all his weight back and then some. This D-line is going to get after it this year. We should be able to bring a solid 2 deep at teams without any drop off.

It's going to be real hard for teams to outscore us.


Posted by: Teflon cane | March 27, 2010 at 10:16 PM


Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

I'm surprised, only 67 comments thus far when the spring game just took place, wow, where you at spacers????

Anywayz, good turn out today at the Traz, loaded with ex-canes, and future canes alike.

My spot was friggin' recruiting ground, everybody was on my area.


sounds impressive-- and encouraging-- i think!

go miami hurricanes!


Not new... but from Manny...
But the Canes did not escape injury. Tailback Lamar Miller, who starred in the first scrimmage, left the game late with what is believed to be a separated left shoulder. As he headed to the locker room, he supported his left arm with his right hand and came out later with the shoulder heavily wrapped and the arm in a sling.

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! Say it isn't so!!!!!!!

(I'm putting this one on Soup...)

So, it's the age old question I guess... are we THAT GOOD on Offense... or THAT MEDIOCRE on Defense?

Who saw it live and can shed some more light?

(I'm out of town and have my DVR set for taping it today, but won't get to see it till the end of the week.)


Graduated OCS last month. Start IBOLC (Infantry Basic Officers Leaders Course) on Monday. Thats 16 weeks long then right after that is Ranger and Airborne schools. I should finaly get to my unit around November.

Posted by: Cane Since 1982 | March 27, 2010 at 09:29 PM

Teflon...PROUD of what U do!

If you guys can send photos in your Army gear send them to:


OcalaCane will post them on his web site. Check it out:




We are just trying to do our part to say thanx...
Currently workin out the logistics to send Gourmet Coffee and Gift Baskets to Afghanistan and Iraq.


Roach....don't sweat the shoulder injury to Miller. Not a big deal for a RB, especially one that is so fast nobody is gonna catch him anyway!

He has all Summer to heal and be ready for Fall ball. NBD.


It's going to be real hard for teams to outscore us.

Posted by: Fighting Ibis | March 28, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Ibis...good post and observations. Thanks!

Cat 5 Cane

The game from my perspective...

First off, I thought the D played well when you consider 2nd and 3 string were playing against 1st string offense... holding down the power run to 131 total yards (excluding QB runs) and 452 yards passing, but 50% passing ratio and 3 INT's goes a long way to winning games. Many passing yards were caught with great play from the 1st string receivers, who will beat anybody this year. Most impressive was the circus catches by several players that would blow-up hi-lite film... So make no mistake here and at the same time, don't take anything away from the defense... We have awesome receivers!!! But the in-completes and break-ups was a statement to the quality of the defense not highlighted enough.... JMO
Some Scrimmage Stats

Mike James 10 carries, 64 yards

Damien Berry 15 carries, 42 yards 1TD

Stephen Morris 4 carries, 24 yards

A.J. Highsmith 3 carries, 16 yards

Storm Johnson 4 carries, 15 yards

Lamar Miller 8 carries, 10 yards, 1 TD

Spencer Whipple 2 carries, -10 yards

Stephen Morris 12-for-21 209 yards 2 TD 1 INT

A.J. Highsmith 11-for-20 131 yards 3TD 2 INT

Spencer Whipple 7-for-16 112 yards 1 TD

Kendal Thompkins 8 catch, 84 yards 1 TD

Travis Benjamin 6 catches, 171 yards 1 TD

Leonard Hankerson 3 catches, 61 yards 2 TD

Davon Johnson 3 catches, 31 yards 1 TD

LaRon Byrd 3 catches, 26 yards

Richard Gordon 2 catches, 22 yards

Aldarius Johnson 2 catches, 20 yards 1 TD

Ben Bruneau 1 catch, 17 yards

Allen Hurns 1 catch, 11 yards

Billy Sanders 1 catch, 9 yards

Highsmith 16 yd TD pass to Hankerson

Highsmith 3 yd TD pass to Johnson

Highsmith 39 yd TD pass to Hankerson

Morris 75 yd TD pass to Benjamin

Morris 5 yd TD pass to Thompkins

Whipple 9 yd TD pass to Johnson

Miller 2 yd TD run

Berry 26 yd TD run

Wieclaw 33-yard field goal

Sean Spence 8 Tackles

Brandon McGee 7 Tackles, 2 Pass Break Ups

Vaughn Telemaque 6 Tackles

Tyrone Cornelius 4 Tackles, 2 Pass Break Ups

Steven Wesley 1 Sack, Forced Fumble

Marcus Robinson 1 Sack

Allen Bailey 1 Sack

Ray Ray Armstrong 2 INT

Colin McCarthy 1 INT

Adewale Ojomo Fumble Recovered

Over the past couple of weeks, I've seen Black Hawk down, Inglorous Bastards, Green Zone, and two that I can't remember... (getting old)

82... and all guys going or who are in the service. Hold your head up, guys! This is a thankless @ucking war on a global level... Thanks for all that you do!!!

Stay low and kick azz and come home alive!!!



did streeter play?


Supposedly Storm looks just as good as Lamar Miller so there's nothing to worry about as far as numbers IMO.

I'm more concerned Miller won't contribute this season. Only because of the pattern of spring injuries turning into season-ending ones at stacked UM positions (we're stacked at RB). I was looking fwd to seeing Miller run this season.


T Good working out hard
some real nice footwork too.

The dude has as great sense of humor.

"You ever see a lion stretch before he go hunt?"

"these look like little boy weights we got on here?"

I'm strechin my eyelids



Canesaddiction, thanks for the network info but I cant find it here on dish in 813, any online links to spring game anyone?

Go Canes!!!

Fighting Ibis

did streeter play?

Posted by: usagainstheworld | March 28, 2010 at 09:45 AM

McGhee made a great play at CB against Streeter. A bomb was thrown Streeters way & his technique and focus were perfect on the ball but right as Streeter secured it McGhee swiped it our of his hands and told him "Not In My House"!

I can't think of any team in the country that has as mich talent at WR as Miami has right now. Hell I can't think of a Miami team that had this much talent at WR. Randy's stacking those chips!

Travis Benjamin broke a couple of the secondaries ankles on one play. He made a great catch in front of 3 defenders and then juked them all out and almost got into the endzone. Lamar Miller scored on a short run the next play.

Other than the long run by Mike James our D-line was great against the run. They absolutely shut our RB's down. As soon as the pass rush catches up with the run stop we'll be nasty on D and we're getting there. Our 1st step already looks better under Petri.

What I took from this game is that we're starting to have plenty of depth and the score showed just that. It was back and forth all game long between both sides. Having a 2 deep finally is a nice problem to have.

Fighting Ibis

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention K.Thompkins. Get excited because this kid has turned the corner. He gets open and catches the ball with his hands and then makes plays. He's going to have a hell of a year bank on it.


I'm more concerned Miller won't contribute this season. Only because of the pattern of spring injuries turning into season-ending ones at stacked UM positions (we're stacked at RB).

Posted by: CanesAddiction | March 28, 2010 at 09:45 AM

Don't be concerned - YET. Most times these shoulder injuries are nothing major. He has all Summer to heal. If it was Fall then I'd be more worried.

If he has to have surgery them it is a different story, but usually it is a sling for 2-3 weeks and then rehab to strengthen the shoulder muscles around the injury.


K.Thompkins. Get excited because this kid has turned the corner. He gets open and catches the ball with his hands and then makes plays. He's going to have a hell of a year bank on it.

Posted by: Fighting Ibis | March 28, 2010 at 11:00 AM

Legend Of The Fall???


Streeter had ZERO catches? HUH???


I was looking fwd to seeing Miller run this season.

Posted by: CanesAddiction | March 28, 2010 at 09:45 AM

If it's a seperated shoulder, Type I or II, he'll be completely healed. Type III may or may not require surgery, again should be healed by the fall. Anything 4 or greater is very rare, definitely requires surgery, and would mean a longer convalescence, but doesn't rule out playing in fall depending on the recovery time.

I had a type 3, was treated conservatively without surgery, and was fully recovered in 2 months. The thing to watch for is if he has surgery or not. Surgery will obviously mean longer recovery but still doesn't necssarily rule him out for the fall.

Now I'm assuming this is a shoulder seperation and not a dislocation - two completey different things.

Only time will tell, but just based on odds most seperations are I & II and recover within a couple of monhts.


Oh yeah ... I just read Soup's comment - he's exactly right...just more pithy than me.


Hurriphin....the U.


Only time will tell, but just based on odds most seperations are I & II and recover within a couple of monhts.

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | March 28, 2010 at 11:05 AM

U are correct sir! I had a Type III also that was treated without surgery and was healed in 2 months.


You can tell one of two things by all the non action on every Canes blogs tonight.

1. Everyone is confident this team will be ready to capture the ACC and there isn't any reason to hash over a glorified practice.

2 Everyone is damn tired of blogging about pretty much everything and everybody everywhere needs a break.

Posted by: solarcane | March 27, 2010 at 09:10 PM

Probably because it wasn't on TV yesterday and most of us that were not able to watch :(

But at least it is coming on today.


Someone with CSS TV channel please stream onto the internet please

Fighting Ibis

Legend Of The Fall???

Posted by: SOUP | March 28, 2010 at 11:02 AM

I'll take K.Thompkins as my LOF pick. That boy is electric when the ball is in his hands.


Ok time for the needy northern folks to start asking......anyone have a stream for the game today? CSS only reaches up to WV so it won't even let you sign up on their website to see if they are streaming it. Any feedback would be apprecaited!!

Cat 5 Cane

where is the link to scrimmage game...

CSS? CCS?... wha???

Fighting Ibis

Streeter had ZERO catches? HUH???

Posted by: SOUP | March 28, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Would've had a beautiful catch if McGhee didn't make a great play.

Travis Benjamin looks like he's put on some pounds. I thought someone else was wearing #3 yesterday when I 1st saw him.



The pounds on TB: good pounds or bad pounds?

....and what's going on with pimp???


Just watched some game highlights over on Canesport. I also got a frat bro sending me the game on DVD. But anyways. Travis Benjamin looks bigger, faster, and stronger...WOW. Also Lamar Miller and Storm have some jets. Mike James and DB have good speed, excellent vision, and run with power. I was impressed. The young QBs looked good too in the highlights. Jamal Reid has some GAS. He can scoot. The DL looks bigger, faster, stronger, and WAY better coached. It will come down to health and OL play this year. If we get those 2 things to be kind to us. 10+ wins should be expected and no less. I'm amped!

OL will be interesting to see who becomes the starting group. If coaches REALLY try to get the best 5 on the field, I think the depth chart looks something like this (2-3 Deep)

QB - Jacory Harris/AJ Highsmith
RB - Damien Berry/Mike James/Lamar Miller/Storm Johnson (all will play, Lee Chambers may still play as well)
LT - Orlando Franklin/Ben Jones
LG - Brandon Washington/Harland Gunn (will play a lot at both LG and RG)
C - Tyler Horn/Brandon Linder (I think the young gun can come in and immediately compete here and perhaps take it)
LG - Joel Figeuroa/Harland Gunn
RT - Jermaine Johnson/Ben Jones (both will play, and maybe Linder could find his way into the rotation here as well.)
TE - Richard Gordon/Billy Sanders/Chase Ford (All 3 of these would play I'd have to believe)
WR - Leonard Hankerson/Travis Benjamin/Davon Johnson (I wonder will he get some quality minutes?)
WR - Laron Byrd/Aldarius Johnson/Tommy Streeter (will play a lot this year and at different WR positions)
Slot - Thearon Collier/Kendal Thompkins (both will play, along with other guys getting in the slot as well)

DE - Allen Bailey/Olivier Vernon/Steven Wesley/Andrew Smith (all play)
DE - Adewale Ojomo/Marcus Robinson/Dyron Dye (all play)
DT - Micanor Regis/Curtis Porter
DT - Marcus Forston/Curtis Porter/Josh Holmes (I think Marcus IF he comes back healthy, will come back hungry and gets the starting nod, BUT Porter and Holmes both push him and they all probably actually split starts. I think Lewis may even be in the rotation too. Our DL rotation will be NASTY and will be the STRENGTH of the Defense)
WLB - Sean Spence/Ramon Buchanan (Cookie will play)
MLB - Colin McCarthy/Kevin Nelson (I REALLY think if he can pick it up and is physical enough to handle it, Nelson will play and be groomed to take this going into the 2011 season. I'm anticipating that Futch and Cookie are healthy, and Colin will be here, with Futch SLB, Spence at WLB, and Cookie playing both OLB positons. However, this will all depend on how true it is of Kylan's development and IF his development is enough to keep his position. We'll see in the fall)
SLB - Jordan Futch/Ramon Buchanan (this will REALLY depends on health)
CB - Brandon Harris/Brandon McGee
CB - Demarcus Van Dyke/Brandon McGee
Nickel/Dime - Brandon McGee/Ryan Hill (Also 1 and maybe 2 of the freshman will find a way into the rotation I'd have to believe. I'd bet on Latwan Anderson, if we can find a football 'ship for him and not have to RS him, and a toss up between Keion Payne, Devont'a Davis, and Kacy Rodgers)
FS - Vaughn Telemaque/Jamal Reid (Jamal is going to play)
SS - Ray Ray Armstrong/Jared Campbell (I didn't here a peep about Jared or Jo Jo in the sping. Was he injured? You'd still have to believe that both Jared and Jo Jo play some. It will be intresting to see what happens at S)
K - Matt Bosher/Jake Wieclaw
P - Matt Bosher (I wonder who is the back up punter? Never heard of Wieclaw punting)
KOS - Ben Hopfinger (I think the youngster can do it)
PR - Thearon Collier/Travis Benjamin (I think these 2 are the primary PR men. But Jeremy Davis with his speed could get into the mix here too)
KR - Lamar Miller/Jeremy Davis (I think get the 2 fastest guys here to handle this. It will depend on how Jeremy comes in and adjusts though. If he can't go here, look for perhaps maybe Davon getting a look here, this is where it gets tough for me. Do you put a Benjamin back here? I think you could, but do the coaches want to risk it with him back there. They didn't last year. So it'll be see who gets the nod at KR. I'm hedging on Miller and Davis though)

Anybody else got opinions?


^^^My best Calvin impersonation^^^

Cane Since 1982

does anyone know if there is a way to watch the spring game online?

Cat 5 Cane

CSS... Stands for Comcast TV

Here's the link for those who have it!!!


Fighting Ibis


The pounds on TB: good pounds or bad pounds?

....and what's going on with pimp???

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | March 28, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Good pounds! This kid looks like a D-1 football player finally. I know he's #3 but I had to check the roster when I saw him just to make sure. Dudes lookin solid.

Collier was on the sidelines not dressed out. He'll be playing next year. He didn't look overweight like people are suggesting. I'm going to go out on a limb here but I think he's just nicked up. Not sure if it's upper or lower extremity injury. He'll be flying around soon enough.


CSS... Stands for Comcast TV

Here's the link for those who have it!!!


Posted by: Cat5Cane | March 28, 2010 at 12:19 PM

Yeah but the website isnt streaming the game

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