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January 14, 2011





A large T-shirt this time..Lol...


thanks Justin


Justin...U said what MANY Canes fan believe. Thanks for having the wisdom and the courage to give us the straight talk.



SOUP here is an image or idea for an article on the new OC and coach Golden



Justin has done a great job at WVUM.


Thanks Justin

Good honest answers


SOUP here is a better image...The "Goldfish"



Monty...sorry but U had an EPIC FAIL at the UM-VT game this year so U are banned from winning a T-shirt until U actually show up at a Canespace tailgate party or a game where we can find U.

Of course we will be at every home game in 2011 and most likely the UNC game on the road.

I'm sorry, but that's just the way it is my friend!


Posted by: SOUP | January 14, 2011 at 07:14 PM

Yes sorry about that...I was with six members of my family and we got to the stadium 15 minutes before the start of the game...We will meet in 2011...I will go to at least two games...Hopefully this time Solar will join us...When is the official schedule coming out?



Not so fast my friend:


Andy Moeller is in his third season as the Ravens’ assistant offensive line coach. Moeller, who has 23 years of coaching experience, joined the NFL ranks for the first time when he arrived in Baltimore in 2008. With Moeller’s assistance, the youthful O-line has made great strides in two seasons. In 2009, the Ravens set a team record with 22 rushing TDs and also tallied Baltimore’s three best offensive total yards games. In 2008, Baltimore was the NFL’s fourth-ranked rushing team (148.5). During his six years coaching Michigan’s offensive line, Moeller coached two All-Americans: C David Baas (2004) and T Jake Long (2006-07), the first-overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by Miami. Under Moeller, Michigan dominated the All-Big Ten selections list for O-linemen, and many of his pupils moved on to successful NFL careers. In four out of five seasons, Moeller’s offensive line helped pave the way for a 1,000-yard rusher, twice by 2003 Doak Walker Award winner Chris Perry (2002-03) and a pair of Michigan’s top 10 season rushing performances from Mike Hart (2004, 2006). In 2004, the Wolverines’ line was anchored by Baas, the co-recipient of the Rimington Trophy (the nation’s outstanding center). Baas was joined by teammates RG Matt Lentz and LT Adam Stenavich on the first-team All-Big Ten squad.

2008: (with Baltimore) Worked with John Matsko in coaching the offensive line...The solid unit helped the Ravens’ running game rank fourth (148.5 ypg) in the NFL...Ravens were the only NFL team to have a player with over 450 (Ray Rice), 650 (Willis McGahee) and 900 (Le’Ron McClain) rushing yards...Team permitted only 33 sacks, second fewest in team history...Helped guide the NFL’s youngest starting O-line and dealt with injuries that eventually broke up the opening day lineup.

2000-07: (with Michigan) 2007: From 2004- 07, 11 of 25 All-Big Ten first-team selections along the O-line were Wolverines…Michigan was the only team to have multiple first-team All-Conference selections during that five-year stretch.

2004: O-line was anchored by C David Baas, the co-recipient of the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s outstanding center…Baas earned consensus All-America honors and was named the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year after switching from guard to center…RG Matt Lentz and LT Adam Stenavich received All-Big Ten first-team honors, with RT Jake Long collecting second-team accolades.

2003: O-line was among the nation’s best, balancing a strong running game led by All-America tailback Chris Perry and the passing arm of All-Big Ten first-team QB John Navarre…Offense set school records for total offensive plays (1,014) and yards (5,807)…Moeller’s O-line helped pave the way for 1,000- yard rushers in five out of six years: twice by 2003 Doak Walker Award winner Perry (2002-03) and three times by Michigan’s all-time leading rusher Mike Hart (2004, 2006-07).

2002: Named offensive line coach.


Or maybe this guy?


Chris Foerster, who has spent almost two decades developing some of the game’s top offensive linemen, was named the Redskins’ offensive line coach on Jan. 21, 2010.

Foerster, entering his 18th season coaching in the NFL, spent the last two years as the offensive line coach of the San Francisco 49ers. In 2009, Foerster’s line helped running back Frank Gore rush for 1,120 yards, the second-highest total of his career and his fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season. Gore also set a career high with 10 rushing touchdowns and earned his second Pro Bowl selection.

Foerster was originally hired as the 49ers’ co-offensive line coach on Feb. 15, 2008, before assuming the title of offensive line coach in Week 8 of the 2008 season.

Foerster’s 2008 line helped pave the way for running back Frank Gore’s third consecutive 1,000-yard rushing season, while also blocking for an offensive unit that ranked fifth in the NFL in plays of 20-or-more yards (64).

During his 17-year NFL coaching career, Foerster’s teams have combined for 150 wins, which includes nine playoff appearances and two championship games. He has coached at least one Pro Bowl player in 11 of those seasons.

Prior to joining the 49ers, Foerster spent three years (2005-07) as the offensive line coach and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Ravens. Under Foerster, offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden made the Pro Bowl all three seasons. In 2007, Foerster’s offensive line cleared the way for running back Willis McGahee to rush for 1,207 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and earn a trip to the Pro Bowl. The 2006 Ravens offense set team records for fewest sacks allowed (17).

Before joining the Ravens, Foerster served as the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins (2004), tight ends coach for the Indianapolis Colts (2002-03) and offensive line coach for the Tampa Buccaneers (1996-2001).

While in Tampa Bay, Foerster helped three players make a combined five Pro Bowl appearances: Tony Mayberry (1997-99), Jeff Christy (2000) and Randall McDaniel (2000).


I have pics of he VT game but that was sad to watch in the 2nd half...



Pat Ruel, who was Head Coach Pete Carroll's offensive line coach the past five seasons at the University of Southern California, will fill the same position with the Seahawks.

Renton, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks have named Pat Ruel, who was Head Coach Pete Carroll's offensive line coach the past five seasons at the University of Southern California, to fill the same position with the Seahawks, the club announced today.

Ruel, 59, has NFL experience. He was a guard for the Miami Dolphins (1971-72) and coached the offensive line with the Detroit Lions (2000), Green Bay Packers (2001-02), Buffalo Bills (2003) and New York Giants (2004). He also coached at Washington State (1978-81), spending two seasons as the offensive line coach before adding the duties of offensive coordinator his final two years.

He was not retained by Lane Kiffin at USC, and was preparing to coach for the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL in 2010.

Ruel, whose given first name is Golden, played at Coral Gables High School and the University of Miami.


Monty...I got the gold-fisch picture. I'll use it soon.

VA Cane

Very good interview, Justin has a great take on reality...great answers that reflect a lot of our opinions here.


This is the kind of linebacker we need at the U

Kris Frost

Rivals Rating 4 stars
Rivals 100 2011 (39)
Rivals.com athletes 2011 (4)

Matthews, North Carolina

Wt:210 lbs
40:4.6 secs
Bench Max:300
Squat Max:385

Are we recruiting thi guy?


Here is an unofficial list of this weekends visitors. Some surprises could be added to this list.

January 14 2011

Kicker: Matt Goudis
CB: Dallas Crawford
CB: Kevin Grooms
WR: Phillip Dorsett
WR: Rashad Greene
DT: John Jenkins
DE: Olsen Pierre (already committed)
DE: Ray Drew
OL: Josue Matias

Old Skool

Okay it's time to name the new offense.

There's the Pistol, the Shotgun, the Power I

The Wishbone, the Wildcat, and now the GoldFisch.

I'm trying to imagine the plays: circle route, bubble screen and feeding time.

All of which should be good for bowl games.

Still, the Goldfisch ... that ought to make our opponents cower and Koi


Dorsett has already committed

Now if some way AG can get Crawford, Greene and Jenkins out of that group this surely be the greatest Friday ever

Well maybe not the greatest ever, but close

Greene, Dorsett and Crawford ive all seen play so im all in for those players

Ive never seen 1 second of film on Jenkins nor am I interested in seeing any

All I care about is 6'4 340 and AG offered him, so get him onboard


Wow. Justin. You are very insightful. I'm sick of reading idiots spew crap from other crap spewers. Breath of fresh air, straight to the point. It's things I've been saying myself. Thanks again. Great interview.

doc in pv

a U football fan after the last few years....




Breath of fresh air, straight to the point. It's things I've been saying myself. Thanks again. Great interview.

Posted by: Jacob | January 14, 2011 at 08:00 PM

There IT is right there.


Miami Football: Top 7 Recruiting Targets for the Hurricanes in 2011

By Marcus Session January 14, 2011



I expect at least two players to commit this WE.


doc funi stuff lmao!


Uwbb thrashing Clemson, our ladies could probably beat the U men's team


11:30 left in the first half - Riquna Williams 15 points, Clemson 12 turnovers - Miami leads 23-4

23-4 geez




With a 43-14 halftime score its safe to say I can turn in for the night

This game was over a long time ago

Nice going Lady `Canes


New manny

Meet UM offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch

New University of Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch spoke with reporters Friday afternoon. Here is what he had to say:

Opening statement: "I want to say how excited I am about joining The U. While it's been a crazy time here in Seattle preparing for the second round of the playoffs, the opportunity to join the U football program, coach [Al] Golden, is really exciting. I can't wait to be down there, but hopefully it won't come for a few more weeks as we're hoping to continue on our Super Bowl quest. It's a great moment for me, my family. My wife can't wait to get down there as well as my two kids."

Why did you decide to make the move to college now?
"That's a great question. The first reason is I realized how much I missed the game of college football, the pageantry that college football brings, the youth, excitement, energy of the players you have the opportunity to coach. The second reason was I wasn't planning on going back to college football this year. It wasn't something I was looking into at all. I was thrilled to death to be in the job I have, but when a program like the University of Miami calls and you have that opportunity, it was a dream come true. I grew up in northern New Jersey, my brother went to law school at the University of Miami. I couldn't believe it, was so thrilled to take it."

When will you be able to start recruiting?
"Depending how we move forward in Seattle. Assuming we win on Sunday [in Chicago], then I will continue in my role as the quarterbacks coach of the Seahawks and the program will recruit knowing that I will be there when the season ends. I hope the athletes Miami is recruiting, there will be some visibility because then we will be in the NFC Championship Game and from there the Super Bowl. Recruiting would be going on without me making the direct hit, hopefully the indirect hit of being part of a championship program [would be beneficial]."

Are you allowed to recruit while you are still coaching the Seahawks?
"From what I understand about the compliance, until I take the NCAA recruiting exam, which is administered at the university, there would be no contact with potential student-athletes."

Can you at least evaluate the QB's Miami is currently recruiting, watch film of them to figure out who you want?
"That will have to wait. Brennan Carroll who is the national recruiting coordinator has been evaluating some top-notch quarterbacks. He's looking at them and coach Golden is looking at them, George McDonald, the wide receivers coach, is looking at them. They know what direction we're going in on offense. What I appreciate most about coach Golden is, `You take care of your business, winning this week and beating the Chicago Bears, and whatever happens after that we'll revisit it.' Right now we're about winning, taking care of the Seahawks business."

Can you talk about your offensive philosophy?
"I know a lot of people use the term pro style offense. We'll be multiple and balanced. That's the key to a pro style offense. We'll use personnel groupings to our advantage. We're going to try to find our best matchups whether that be through the air, on the ground, getting the ball to our running backs in space, more of a downhill running attack, taking one-on-one matchups with our wide receivers. We're going to evaluate all of that. We'll be under center and shotgun, and we're going to attack. The one thing I really believe in is taking advantage of the defense with your personnel and being able to make explosive plays when the opportunity presents itself. If you take care of the football and make explosive plays you'll win a lot of football games."

What did you learn in your time as offensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota (2009)?
"You can never underestimate the value of experience. It was a phenomenal learning curve for me, both the good and bad. What you learn is what the players can handle, the 20 hour rule versus an NFL work week, how it really feels, what you can ask your players to do, really do a better job of evaluating your own talent. I think the key thing in college football vs. pro football - you better really know what you have. You better know what you can ask your guys to do. The thing about coming to the U is we have the ability and opportunity to have the best players in the country. To be able to figure out what they do best, put them in position to do that, will give us our best chance."

Having coached at the pro level, what do you think can you bring to a college team?
"I believe a lot. Pro football -- it's football all the time, and you're around the best of the best in terms of the athletes you're coaching and you get a great feel of what can be done and can't be done, what's too much and what's not too much. When you're around the pro athletes scheme is so important, the amount of time you can study film, get ideas, learn from different coaches in what people are doing to attack defenses. It's really good. To be able to take that experience and the resources you have in the NFL in terms of offensive line coaches, quarterback coaches, wide receiver coaches, coordinators - talking to those guys and asking those guy questions you build such great relationships that they never die. What I'm looking forward to is coming in and taking the experiences of what we did in the NFL, and we did a lot of good things in the nine years I coached in the NFL, and the things we did at Minnesota - we did some good things there - and put those together and put [forth] the best possible plan for the University of Miami to put the U offense back on top, which is where it belongs."

What is the history of your relationship with Al Golden?
"It's a very short history. It goes about five days. I never met coach Golden prior to our phone conversations. I will tell you I can't be more impressed. Obviously it's not an easy decision to make when you're in the middle of a playoff run with a very young team and a first-year head coach. The reason I left is two-fold: one, Al Golden, two the tradition at the U. The times I spoke to coach golden on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, every time that we talked prior to the offer and the acceptance of the position has been great conversation. We're on the same page not only philosophically but schematically. We bring a similar passion and energy to coaching. I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work for him."

So you've never met coach Golden?

So how did the connection form between you and coach Golden?
"I never specifically asked him that question. I don't know the answer. The relationship, we'll build that over time. The relationship will thrive; I can tell that from the conversations we've had.

When did he first make contact with you?
"He made contact with me on Sunday evening, spoke with coach [Pete] Carroll and then he spoke with me. It was more of a brief introduction at first, talked about my history, the people I've coached, coached with, the philosophy I have. We moved forward from there."

Can you talk about working with Mike Shanahan, coach [Pete] Carroll and Brian Billick, coaches like that?
"Those coaches have won three national championships, have competed in five national championships, and they are coaches that have won three Super Bowls - it's about as good as it gets in that regard. Obviously each guy brings something else to the table. Each guy has a special quality. But all of them universally have the No. 1 quality of being great competitors. The No. 1 thing I've taken from those guys is the motivation to compete every time. I hope I can take all of their characteristics and mold them into the coach that I'll continue to be."

UM's quarterbacks have thrown a lot of interceptions the last couple of years. How do you work with quarterbacks to make better decisions?
"Interceptions are the craziest things. You watch Tom Brady, it's in the 330 range of throwing without an interceptions. You can watch ones tipped, dropped interceptions. Sometimes it just works out that way. Other times it works out that they weren't clear on the read. Sometimes it's experience in the offense. What we need to do is make sure with the quarterback that the first thing you teach them is where everybody is on the field. Until they realize where their receivers are they stick the ball in tight places when they don't need to. The other thing is you have to teach quarterbacks to take care of the football - punting is okay, it's okay to throw it away. When you don't, sometimes momentum swings. We have to teach our quarterbacks to be extremely disciplined. They have to have a great work ethic so they understand what we're asking them to do."

You never played football, even at the high school level. How unlikely is it for you to be where you are now at age 34?
"There's a lot of circumstances that go around a lot of things. The one thing I know is when you work extremely hard, if you give it everything you have usually good things happen. One thing I chose to do growing up is I was going to be a football coach and a football coach at the highest level. That opportunity presented itself every time I turned around."

Your offense struggled at Minnesota (2009). What went wrong?
"They were in their third year [under the same head coach], had run spread, had no experience with the quarterback under center, from an I formation. I tried to go and put in an offense thinking they had more experience in that type of system than they actually did. I might have been quick to assume they were able to get it right away. We just have to always continue to evaluate, how to get better and make sure that at Miami if there's something that I'm going to make sure I keep a close eye on, it's what our players can handle mentally and physically."

How familiar are you with the guys you're coaching with and will you have any input on the offensive line coach hiring?
"I know George McDonald, spent three weeks prior to him departing for Cleveland - he was at Minnesota when they hired me. I think highly of him. In terms of Brennan [Carroll]] - Brennan and I met a couple of times, have always had great conversations. I'm looking forward to meeting with everyone on the staff. Coach Golden and I have been speaking about the line coach and we'll continue to have that communication. Obviously it's a critical hire for the program, for me to make sure we're on the same page with)the philosophy of running the football and pass protection."


"Sometimes it's not the coaches on your own team but the ones that coached best AGAINST U that U remember."
Posted by: SOUP

Isn't that why Shannon hired Nix...

Posted by: CaneRock | January 14, 2011 at 01:58 PM

He hired Nix because he was cheap.

Posted by: herbieibis | January 14, 2011 at 02:03 PM

Correct om both points. Nix, with Reggie Ball at QB, made Shannon look silly in Atlanta years ago...was at game, and we were so horrible, we were actually rooting for 4th down to come along so we could have a positive play (punt).

Think RS's arrogance or hubris or whatever you want to call it lead to them bringing Nix in. i.e. If he can do that against us and our defense, then he's the real deal...

TE's running loose, FB alone in the flat, secondary gave up a big pass play for a TD, poor clock management, ...it's seered into my memory.



Miamicane: quick thanks for posting the Golden interview with Saldano.

Absolutely LOVE listening to this guy.

When I heard them talking about bringing back the old uni's, I was ecstatic...until later, when I thought about what our guys would look like in those classic jerseys.

These softies should earn the right to wear them, but until then, hell no....



Tricket's discipline w FSU offensive line....

Sarasota 'cane


I'm sure this is old news, but this was in my facebook under the UM link. The guy sounds sooo excited to be a 'cane!

I can't wait for next season to kickoff!!

Go 'canes!


Canesport says no way miami top 25 in recruiting...but I believe we do it! I believe this is Goldens first victory when the odds are against us!!

This is how it would need to finish up with Washington ranked 25th and having 4-4stars and 13-3stars...right now we have 2-4stars and 6-3stars
This get us in top 10 if we pull this out!! We have 8 more scholarships possibly 10
1.Jacoby Brissett 4 star
2.Marlin Lane 4
3.Rashad Green 4
4.Nick Oleary 4
5.George Farmer 5star
6. John Jenkins 4
7. Ray Drew 5star
8. Kevin Grooms 4
9. Marqis lee 4
10. Antonio Richardson 4

10-4stars 2 to possibly 3-5stars with Chick moving up soon and 8- stars

I believe its possible and I believe that people want to play for Golden!!! He is the Pete Carroll of the East!! We are going to start pulling in these types of classes.. and if we dont its nice to day dream for a moment if we did... Can you image everyone saying he cant do it.... and he pulls off the greatest class the U has ever seen in a month!!!!::::}}]]]]

Willie Will in Nashville

Al casts out his golden rod in reels in a big fisch



Ranked Miami Hurricanes women keep on rolling...

Riquna Williams scored a season-high 29 points to help the University of Miami win its first game as a ranked team this season.


Katie Meier used to have a recurring problem late in games last season. Her two best players -- Riquna Williams and Shenise Johnson -- were usually tired.

The No. 22 Hurricanes have found a remedy for that this season -- blowing their opponents out of the building. On Friday night at BankUnited Center, UM extended the nation's longest winning streak to 16 with a 77-48 rout of Clemson.

The Hurricanes' frenetic defense produced a season-high 21 steals for UM and 35 turnovers by the Tigers -- the most by a Canes opponent this season -- as Williams and Johnson took turns building a 47-point lead midway through the second half.

Johnson scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds in 26 minutes. Williams finished with a season-high 29 points, helped by 11-of-15 shooting from the field, including a season-high six three-pointers to go with six steals in 22 minutes.

The junior guard then headed for the bench with 9:32 left, two minutes after Johnson took a seat for good. She had more points than the Tigers by herself at that time. The Tigers (8-10, 1-2 ACC) closed the game on a 27-9 run with UM's bench on the court.

``It feels good to get a rest,'' said Williams, who leads the ACC in scoring.

Well, maybe not.

``That's not what you said during the game,'' Meier interrupted. ``She was mad at me during the game. I walked by her, she was like, `Ready coach,' as if I forgot about her on the bench. She said, `Another turnover, might have to get me in.' She'll make her presence known.

``But that stat line is a 40-minute stat line -- 29 points in 22 minutes. When she plays with that energy, she's going to get that in 22 minutes.''

The Hurricanes jumped out to a 14-2 lead and didn't give up a field goal until Clemson's Kirstyn Wright made a jumper with 14:19 remaining in the first half. Williams then went on a 9-0 run by herself, helping force five Clemson turnovers over the next three minutes.

``[Williams] can make people cry,'' Meier said. ``She can really just lock you down. You can't see. You can't breathe. She can funnel people into traffic. She can show something is open and then close it out real quickly, make it disappear.

``So, she's at the top of the press putting all this pressure on the ball. Then you have [Morgan] Stroman and Johnson on the second line. You have Stefanie Yderstrom, who is so smart. So the combination of that in our presses is incredible. We got some steals by our centers.

``We talk about pick-sixes a lot -- like a football term. We love pick-sixes. We had a few of them [Friday night].''

The Hurricanes (17-1, 3-0 ACC) came into Friday's game winning by an average of 27 points per game. But the schedule gets tougher. Boston College will visit BankUnited Center at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Eagles (14-3) won at 13th-ranked Maryland 78-69 on Thursday.


UM coach Katie Meier is doing a great job...Can she replace Frank Haith...


Not a huge B'Ball fan, especially women's but how can you be 17-1 on a 16 game win streak and only be ranked 22?

Francis w

They have to maintain this effort for the rest of the ACC schedule and things may well fall into place.They are reping the "U" very well right now.


USAF I think it's because they haven't played anybody.
Although I think they will continue to win and move right up now.

Remember when the men's team was ranked early in the season a while back?
They went into ACC play and got slaughtered.
I think the ladies seem like they can sustain their winning ways, I hope so.

UNC ladies are a game behind us in ACC play but ranked 11th in the nation.


The WBB team is legit. I've seen them play several times, and I can tell you that "BeBe" Williams is the real deal. The girl can jump out of the gym, somebody close to the program told me She has a 38" VERTICAL! The best team in the ACC is Duke, and from what I've seen, Miami can handle em'...


Go Ravens!


Go Pack! Go Bears! Go Patriots!


Posted by: Canefantasy | January 15, 2011 at 12:44 AM

you, sir, are very aptly named : )



(As Of January 14)
School Conf. Pct. Overall Pct.
Miami 3-0 1.000 17-1 .944
Georgia Tech 3-0 1.000 15-4 .789
Duke 2-0 1.000 16-0 1.000
North Carolina 2-1 .667 16-1 .941
Florida State 2-1 .667 14-4 .778
Wake Forest 1-1 .500 10-8 .556
NC State 1-2 .333 9-8 .529
Clemson 1-2 .333 8-10 .444
Boston College 0-1 .000 14-3 .824
Maryland 0-1 .000 13-3 .812
Virginia 0-3 .000 10-8 .556
Virginia Tech 0-3 .000 9-8 .529

dj moonbat

Posted by: Canefantasy | January 15, 2011 at 12:44 AM

you, sir, are very aptly named : )

Posted by: BEERicane | January 15, 2011 at 10:07 AM

Ah, that's nothing. You should've seen him back when he was off his meds.


Miami-Dade v. Broward All-Star Game



Great Weekend to be a CANE!
Who's the best Miami NFL team?

Ravens: Lewis, Reed, McGahee, Gooden
Da Bears: Hester, Olson
Pat: Wilfolk, Meriweather
Packers: Sheilds
Falcons: Adkins
Jets: Notta
Steelers: Notta


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