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January 28, 2011

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roachcane77

Wah?

solarcane

roach nice

Sebastian

A nice introduction for the new members of the Cane family

Welcome!

roachcane77

Nice bit of research there... (I like the locker room sign too.)

solarcane

SaveUMFootball Papa Cane

Good News: There is a report out there that 5-star DT Jalen Grimble has cancelled his trip to UCLA. If true, Miami becomes #1.

Sebastian

I saw a couple of posts about Marcus Roberson and a possible interest in him coming here

Now understand this is JMO here but I wasnt all that impressed with the way he played

Ive never seen Moore play so I cant go on anything there but as of right now Crawford is better then him and the limited action I saw Finnie I would give him the nod over Roberson

The `ship should be used elsewhere IMO

AlpharettaCane

Up North:

From down south, congrats on the new addition. Parenthood like a giant roller-coaster, in the end, nothing better.

Justin_WVUM

What's up Cane Nation?

SOUP

And now CANESPACE welcomes WVUM's Justin Antweil to the Blog!

Post your questions for Justin...

Justin_WVUM

Thanks for having me back everyone, love my Hurricane family

SOUP

Justin: What UM baseball players are going to be HOT this year?

SOUP

U have talked to UM Baseball coach Jim Morris. What does he think about this year's team?

AlpharettaCane

I agree with Paul Johnson's method - once committed, a visit to another school and the offer is off the table.

Big boys' game, big boys' rules.

Realize they're 18 year olds, but this s--- has to stop somewhere.

You have to believe in your methods, your coaches, your product to be able to institute an edict like that - and I think Golden has all those and then some.

Justin_WVUM

Michael Broad will hit over .350. This guy can spray the ball to all fields. Smooth swing. He will start at 2nd base. The problem with Michael last year was he never found his niche on the diamond. Played outfield, infield and DH. Now he knows his role and will be more relaxed. Rony Rodriguez will open up some eyes. As for pitching, EJ Encinosa is beast mode.

AlpharettaCane

Justin - are you the young whipper snapper that tells it like it is?

What's the latest on Whipple? Any offers after the close call with UConn? And no, I don't give a hoot about where RS ends up..

Justin_WVUM

Morris likes his squad, he thinks they will open up some eyes. Remember in 1999 the team lost all the stars from 1998 and still won the title. The key for this team is pitching. It's the unknown, especially the starters. Whaley, Ewing, EJ, and freshman Bryan Radziewski are all solid but unproven. Hitting will be down this year in college baseball across the board because of the NCAA new bat regulations. This is an advantage for the Canes because they are built on speed.

Justin_WVUM

I have not heard anything on Whipple, hopefully we can get than bum Spencer off the sqaud.

SOUP

I saw your interview with former Hurricane MVP catcher Yonder Alonso who is now with the Cincinnati Reds. What did he have to say that surprised U?

sota cane

What current players do u thinly.will thrive this year on offense? Do u see jamal Reid playin corner this year?

Justin_WVUM

Yonder is one of my all-time favorites. Surprised me how close he still is with all his teammates from that great 2008 team. The best team to never win a world series ring. Him, Raben, Sverino, Jemile, Blake, Haggerty all went to the Bahamas over winter break to spend time with each other. He's a great teacher too, definitely could see him being a coach when is playing career is over

SOUP

Justin...Who will lead the Canes in batting average and/or RBIs this year? Do we really have a number 1, 2 and 3 pitcher this season?

Justin_WVUM

On offense I expect Jedd Fisch to utlize the running backs better. I say Lamar Miller will finally be a Cane running back to get 1000 yards. Would be first time since 2002. As for Jamal, he's got a clean slate with Coach D'Anorfio so hopefully it motivates him. I do expect him to play CB. Talking to coaches, adjusting from playing CB from High School to College is the toughest position adjustment. Look at Brandon Harris his freshman year. (Florida State game in particular)

Justin_WVUM

My guess for the rotation....Whaley Friday, Ewing Saturday, EJ Sunday and Bryan Radziewski weekday.

Harold Martinez will lead the team in RBI, Michael Broad will lead the tema in average.

Miami's bullpen is strong. You have Miranda closing, Rudman as the set up man. Robinson is the lefty specialist. Miller can get righties plus the freshman can chime in with an inning here and there

SOUP

JDawg...that's your new Nick here on The Space, what about UM basketball? Faith in Haith?

Justin_WVUM

I like the nickname. FIRE HAITH ASAP!!! What a disaster. Bad teams find ways to lose and that's what this team is. They have no won a road ACC game since my sophomore year and I'm a senior. Talent on this team isn't being maximized. Only at UM do you still feel nervous with a double digit lead. No mental toughness. No identity.

SOUP

JDawg...Do U agree that Reggie Johnson is being wasted by Haith? He has no idea how to use him!

Justin_WVUM

Agreed SOUP, Reg plays out on the perimeter too much and gets ticky tack fouls. Reg doesn't go up enough underneath the basket.

sota cane

Thanks justin! I read the weight training is a lot more intense...do U know who's standing out so far? Ideas on position changes?

Justin_WVUM

Scott is taking poor angles to the basket. He needs to realize this isn't Rucker Park and teams are making adjustments on him. He dribbles out of control. It's a bit of a sophomore slump you could say but he's shooting 88percent from the FT line. Needs to find a way to slow the game down and get to the stripe.

As for the weight room, all the players say they are sore and never worked harder. They simply went through the motions under Randy Shannon. Swasey as more pressure on him now too.

AlpharettaCane

Justin - referring to Whipple's son as a bum a little harsh, no? What is basis for the label, hopefully something other than 2 picks...

SinisterCane

Glenn Cook - Graduate Assistant (Defense)

Randy's bloodline continues

SOUP

So Haith is cooked. Who does UM bring in to replace him?

Justin_WVUM

I just don't think Spencer ever got respect from teammates because of the old "coaches son" philosphy. This kid couldn't start at UMASS so he shouldn't even be on the UM roster.

Cook's baseball career ended abruptly with the Cubs I guess lol. I got a kick out of your bloodline comment LOL

sota cane

Any idea on position changes?

SOUP

Any Canes fan out there(and within reason):

WHO DO U WANT AS YOUR UM BASKETBALL COACH?

Justin_WVUM

64,000 dollar question is who is the next basketball head coach. UM won't spend money and wants someone with high character like a Haith but just a better X's and O's guy. I haven't done enough research to know names yet but will formulate a list over the next couple of weeks.

SOUP

Manny Navvarro will be here around 11:45...

Justin_WVUM

I have not heard anything about position changes, a friend told me that Harland Gunn may move to Defensive Tackle to open up a spot for Brandon Linder. I have not been able to confirm that but it's logical and makes sense.

SOUP

JDAWG.. when U see schools U have never even heard of cracking the top 25 in Basketball how does that excuse UM from that group?

Haith could not coach his way outta a paper bag. We need a new coach ASAP! Would U agree?

SOUP

POST YOUR QUESTIONS NOW FOR JUSTIN!

Justin_WVUM

Definitely agree, Haith must go. This team couldn't even get a shot off against FSU and NC State. The freshman have not developed. Rion Brown's a 4 star????

SOUP

Justin...what about football recruiting this year? Who might be a BIG surprise come signing day?

Justin_WVUM

I think we will land Byron Moore, the USC transfer who went to Community College. He's deciding between Miami and Tennessee. He'll rep that UUUUUUUUUUUU

SOUP

Justin...J12 or S17?

Justin_WVUM

S17 for sure. Love his work ethic and velocity.

SOUP

Miracle Whip compared to Jumping Fisch?

Justin_WVUM

haha I like that question SOUP. Fisch utilizes running backs more in passing situations.

SOUP

Whipple was a GENIUS when he touched down.

He left as an IDIOT whe he took off.

Time will tell...

Manny Navarro

Red 5 standing by

One

Justin or Manny you think we will end up w/ Jacoby Brissett?

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