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May 15, 2011

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Sinistercane

First?

SOUP

Sinister...Nice job! Do U have a Canespace shirt yet?

SlingBlade

3rd....too bad we couldnt get the wins...that would of set us up nicely for the post season

SlingBlade


New Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden focused on conditioning, beefing up Tampa Bay recruiting efforts

By Greg Auman, Times Staff Writer
In Print: Saturday, May 14, 2011

First-year Miami football coach Al Golden was in Tampa on Friday, speaking to boosters at Avila Golf & Country Club. He talks about his new job:


How has your transition been adjusting to the new job, with a full spring under your belt?

It's such a thrill to be working at a place like Miami, with the tradition and the legacy. That part of it provides a lot of fuel, not just for me but for our staff. That's been fun, and my wife and kids are doing good, getting acclimated.


You haven't coached a game, yet you've been at UM longer than athletic director Shawn Eichorst, hired last month from Wisconsin. What do you like about your new boss?

No. 1, he's a communicator. Whether you like his response or not, he's honest. He's earnest. He communicates. He's direct. So that's incredible traits to have as a leader. That part of it is tremendous. Very bright, a lot of energy. You can tell in a very short period of time that he has a plan and a vision.


Tell me about the program you inherited and what the biggest keys are this season to restore some of the swagger and confidence associated with Miami football.

Conditioning. Conditioning. Conditioning. As a team, if we can … get to the next level in terms of our condition and improve our team unity, then we have a chance to play with passion and play with confidence.


Is that to say you were surprised by the level of conditioning when you came in?

I'm not going to comment on anything that happened prior to me. It's immaterial. What I will tell you is I know what I want it to look like. … It's probably the area we've made the most progress in over the last four months, but it's nowhere near where we need it to be.

About your quarterbacks — you have two that played last season, senior Jacory Harris and sophomore Stephen Morris. How do those two stand heading into two-a-days this fall?

They're in a dead heat right now. I'm very pleased with both of them in terms of their preparation and their progress, their ability to learn a new system with (unit) coach (Jedd) Fisch (also the offensive coordinator). There's a lot of college coaches going around the country, doing these functions, that don't have an experienced quarterback or a starting quarterback coming back. We have two.


Miami only had two players from Hillsborough and Pinellas counties on its roster last fall. That number should be three this fall, including defensive end Anthony Chickillo from Alonso. Talk about your recruiting efforts in this area.

I think it's great football. I had a chance to get around a little bit with Anthony Chickillo and a couple other guys we were starting to recruit in this area. We were late. I'm really impressed with Tampa metro football, so much so I felt one coach in this area wasn't enough. So I put two coaches in this area, (offensive line coach) Art Kehoe and (former Bucs assistant) Jethro Franklin. I'm not pleased with our representation on the team from this area. It's already getting better, with Dallas Crawford from Fort Myers.


Chickillo is a young man our readers know well. What have you seen from him and what might we see this fall?

It's a lot easier to recruit to your core values than it is to train your core values. There's a lot of kids that deserve a coach that believes in them, a coach to continue to educate and train. But let's face it: If you have to train everybody, you're in trouble. You need guys in that locker room that represent your core values. I can tell you, that young man represents what we're trying to be. Smart, tough, passionate, intense, rugged, gym rat, (good) work ethic.

See sports.tampabay.com for more of Greg Auman's talk with Al Golden.

SOUP

Did I miss the reaction (if any) from the 'spacers about Forcier changing mind and not attending Miami?

Posted by: AlpharettaCane | May 15, 2011 at 05:01 PM

The response was pfffffft, whatever.

Some fans did not want him here to begin with.

Many questioned his willingness to compete.

Their question was answered with an emphatic: NO!

SOUP

Marlins lose 8-4.

Rays lose 9-3.

Matt Kenseth #17 wins @ Dover.

Toms leading the TPC by 1 over Choi and by 2 over Goydos.

This has been your Canespace sports update...

Sebastian

Despite the loss by the Marlins today they still have the 3rd best record in the majors and im still buying the juice with them

I just cant get over my dislike of JoMa as a manager so I wont buy the juice for the Rays, but I still want to see them win

Sebastian

With any player that decides to decommit and hes not able to play a down before 2012 its not going to be as big of a deal because theres plenty of time to find other players to fill that spot by Feb.

It would of been nice having another QB with exp. for next year instead of once again going into the year with just 2 QBs with game exp.

Better to be dealt this hand now so it gives AG and crew a few options to explore still

SinisterCane

Soup Yes I do have a shirt but it would be nice to hook-up my wife who's hardcore CANES FAN :)

orange 'n green in the vein

The moral of the Forcier story:

You can't lose what you never had; or didn't want in the first place.

Six

MVP Rose .. love watching that kid play ... the word "overrated" should never ever be applied to him

SOUP

Soup Yes I do have a shirt but it would be nice to hook-up my wife who's hardcore CANES FAN :)

Posted by: SinisterCane | May 15, 2011 at 07:27 PM

Email me at: canespace86@aol.com

With your mailing addy and her shirt size.

SOUP

You can't lose what you never had; or didn't want in the first place.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | May 15, 2011 at 07:42 PM

There IT is right there.

Six

Damn .... Taj Gibson does the 2 handed dunk on D-Wade .. and then does that 1 handed put back slam on Juwan Howard out of nowhere to end the game

Bulls bench > Heat bench

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

Da Bulls!

RCCF

da BULLS....how bout dem Heat...LoL
Lebron Who?
Wade Who?
Bosh....lmao...Really????

RCCF TRUE BULLS FAN STILL A 12%er....

Ungar

Argh. Well, those Bulls sure came out ready to play, while Miami looked like Atlanta against them.

Funny thing is, Bibby played well, Bosh played well, Miami kept Rose outside, and Miai shot 47%, but they still looked.... outmatched.

I wonder if Dwight Howard would help this team...

Congratulations on Game 1, RCCF, at least we are still playing, which most teams can't say.

But don't get overconfident. Dallas trounced us in game 1 in 2006, but still lost that series. We can come back.

SOUP

Heat plays soft, no killer instinct. They have plenty of talent but NO attitude. It looks like they used all of their "juice" against the Celts.

Ohio_Cane

New Offer: Miami just offered Center Brandon Arcidiacono, from Warminster, PA. He is 6'4'' and 250 lbs.

Ohio_Cane

Bleacher Report on Jacory Harris: 5 ways in which J12 can improve and become a better QB - http://ow.ly/4Vv7w

Ohio_Cane

Bleacher Report: UM LB Sean Spence is #5 on our list of Top 10 LBs for 2011 - http://ow.ly/4Vp6r Go Sean!

orange 'n green in the vein

Bulls +13 offensive rebounds was the difference. Plus it's one home game, it's hardly the end of the series until somebody drops a game in home whites and no sport has less direct relationships between games in a playoff series than basketball does. Now if they get run off in game 2 by 20+ again, then it might be time to hit the panic button but if they clean up the 2nd chances that won't be the case.

SOUP

Now if they get run off in game 2 by 20+ again, then it might be time to hit the panic button but if they clean up the 2nd chances that won't be the case.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | May 16, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Agree 100%.

SOUP

CHICAGO--The Chicago Alumni Club is thrilled to host the 4th Annual Chicago Classic Dinner with Head Coach Al Golden, honoring Hurricane greats and NFL stars Ed Reed (Baltimore Ravens) and Greg Olsen (Chicago Bears) at The Metropolitan Club, on the 66th Floor of The Willis Tower, on Thursday, June 16 from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

The Chicago Alumni Club is the only club of its kind to hold an event like this, in which the proceeds benefit the University of Miami Football program, as well as scholarships to help local students attend UM. Last year’s event was a record-breaking year in both attendance and proceeds with more than $59,000 raised.

This year guests will enjoy an exclusive, intimate dinner and in-depth Q&A with coaches and former players; a silent and live auction with items such as game tickets and field passes, autographed merchandise from current and legendary Canes, golf outings at some of the most prestigious courses in the country, and much more. Each registered guest will also receive a tote bag courtesy of High Sierra and be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to the Miami vs. Notre Dame game on October 6, 2012 at Soldier Field.

In addition to Coach Golden and the 2011 honorees, this year's attendees include Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch, Defensive Coordinator Mark D'Onofrio, Offensive Line Coach Art Kehoe, in addition to great Hurricane alumni including Chicago natives Russell Maryland and Jarrett Payton, NFL Hall of Famer Ted Hendricks, and Ryan McNeil.

SOUP

Froma comment at the SS blog:

Update on qb transfers from UM…

Cannon Smith has been converted to safety this spring, after being arrested last December. His coach says he is a competitor and Smith is eager to hit somebody. Strange that he didn’t go back to qb after Williams left the team to transfer and no other qb on the roster has any FBS experience, but maybe he hasn’t recovered from injuries, or he just isn’t any type of qb.

Taylor Cook, who transferred to Rice, has been moved to WR this spring and he had a great spring game at wideout, catching 5 passes for 68 yards. “It’s amazing that he’s played quarterback all his life,” said his coach. The coach went on to say,”He’s just so natural in a three point stance. And I’ll tell you what he is, too, he’s tough. Sometimes you worry about that when you move your quarterbacks around, but he is a tough young man; he’s able to deal with the blows of the game.”

Loco

Loco with a FIRST? Canespace shirt?

Did U graduate yesterday?

Posted by: SOUP | May 14, 2011 at 02:15 PM

Yeah, I did. 8:30 in the morning. So early...

Willie Will in Nashville

But don't get overconfident. Dallas trounced us in game 1 in 2006, but still lost that series. We can come back.

Posted by: Ungar | May 16, 2011 at 08:56 AM

Don't forget about being trounced in game 2 and the first half of game 3 also. That series let me know that the playoffs were fixed. Starting at the second half of game 3 D Wade starting shooting more free throws than dallas' whole team

SOUP

After clinching the opener of the NCAA regional women’s tournament Friday against FIU, her first match-clinching victory of the season, Mills came back for more Saturday. Her 6-3, 6-2 victory against Juliana Gajic clinched the NCAA regional championship against Texas for a 4-1 UM win in Coral Gables.

“I feel amazing,’’ said the left-handed sophomore, whose forehand down the line was returned wide by Gajic on match point. “I can’t believe I clinched twice. I’ve never done that before.’’

The fifth-ranked Hurricanes (20-6) advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 — which this year is at Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif. — for the sixth consecutive season. They will meet the winner of the Ann Arbor, Mich., regional — featuring Michigan, Tulsa, Akron and Nebraska — at 3 p.m. Friday. Michigan, ranked 10th, is that regional’s favorite. Michigan played Miami earlier this season in Coral Gables, with the Canes sneaking by the Wolverines 4-3.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/15/2217413/miami-hurricanes-capture-regional.html#ixzz1MX7AKumz

Six

Taj being absolutely nasty last night


Taj two handed on DWade ...

http://i52.tinypic.com/11gukav.gif


Taj Gibson one handed put-back ...

http://px9.funformobile.com/d/169/61/1fjdcjav7c/tajputback.gif

Ohio_Cane

Al Golden - Exciting news on a Miami alum just hit my inbox. Formal announcement is coming tomorrow. Any guesses on the good news?

Six

Bulls bench 28 ... Heat bench 15

Is Deng going to be 4 of 6 from 3pt land again? Probably not. But Joel Anthony or whoever better get Noah the hell out of there ... esp. if you're going to score 0 points and have Noah get 9 with 14 boards

Ungar

Loco with a FIRST? Canespace shirt?

Did U graduate yesterday?

Posted by: SOUP | May 14, 2011 at 02:15 PM

Yeah, I did. 8:30 in the morning. So early...

Posted by: Loco | May 16, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Con-GRAD-ulations, Loco!

macjones de Albuquerque

Bleacher Report on Jacory Harris: 5 ways in which J12 can improve and become a better QB - http://ow.ly/4Vv7w

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 16, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Bottom line is there was just too much HELTER SKELTER vibes between Harris and that Whipple Factor last season. Say it ain't so.

Personally, I absolutely believe that Whipple Factor bloody well cost Miami TWO GAMES and not Jacory. Get outta' here.

That's why it was Happy Days are Here Again in beautiful Coral Gables ( For a slight few, but not all, Cane fandom. ), when Golden wisely decided to kick that Whipple Factor out the Hecht Center back door. oUch.

Still, it remains to be seen IF Jacory can lead the Hurricanes to a DOUBLE-DIGIT win season in 2011. The Maryland, Ohio St. and Kansas St. games will be an excellant gridiron barometer to what type season Miami will successfully have in the Year of the Rabbit. No not Bug's Bunny, eh.

If Golden's squad wins those games and Harris plays like it was 2009, then it will be a grand college football season for you-all Cane barbarians. oUch.

Bon jour.

Ohio_Cane

Breaking News: UM has offered LB Raphael Kirby, 6 foot and 205 lbs. Top 3 schools: Miami, LSU and UF - Profile: http://ow.ly/4VO4g

orange 'n green in the vein

So I just looked at the B(s)R feature on #12 and had to say:

Point one is adjust to the college game speed.

Point five and six are breath, slow down, and clear his head.

Is it just me or do point five and six contradict point one? No wonder I avoid the B(s)R like the plague usually. Now I'm mad at myself for not continuing to do so.

Really it's simple for #12, use your short and intermediate range passing game, you know, the stuff you're actually GOOD at, more and only throw deep when you've got single man coverage and the safety looked off. Unless the 5th quarter muscle mass gains actually have his velocity down-field significantly improved, in which case, it's Jeff Blake impersonation time! This has to be the year he finally figures out the idea that nobody open and bracket coverage deep = scramble from the pocket or THROW IT OUT OF BOUNDS PAST THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

SOUP

This has to be the year he finally figures out the idea that nobody open and bracket coverage deep = scramble from the pocket or THROW IT OUT OF BOUNDS PAST THE LINE OF SCRIMMAGE.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | May 16, 2011 at 02:50 PM

Can U repeat that? I'm not sure him reading it once will ensure that he "gets it".

Old Skool

Ohio
Bernie Kosar joins UM AD staff

Ohio_Cane

Bernie Kosar joins UM AD staff

Posted by: Old Skool | May 16, 2011 at 03:35 PM
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Is this for sure, or just Ur guess?

orange 'n green in the vein

SOUP, we can spam twitter him, is it 140 or less characters?

SOUP

Bernie Kosar joins UM AD staff

Posted by: Old Skool | May 16, 2011 at 03:35 PM

Would love to have him on the COACHING staff as QB coach.

Ohio_Cane

Eddie George is 1st person named to this year's College FB Hall of Fame

RCCF

Defense wins ball games....
the Big2 aren't gonna outplay the BULLS 5....
Still No Answer for D. Rose who by all accounts didnt even play MVP ball all the way but playd lights out inspite of...
Trust the Last thing Chicago is worried about is the HEAT...Ring #7 it is....

LoL....@Losing to Dallas....ps Still Undefeated to the HEAT...tht is all

How Bout Dem CANES tho....12% sign-ups????

SOUP

Just prepare yourself, because what you're about to see is ugly. In truth, a lot of the shows deserved it, and cancellations were expected, but there are a few sad ones. So without further ado, our complete list of canceled TV shows, updated in real time as news breaks.

CANCELED SHOWS, BY NETWORK:
ABC
'Better With You'
'Brothers & Sisters'
'Detroit 1-8-7'
'Mr. Sunshine'
'My Generation'
'No Ordinary Family'
'Off the Map'
'V'

NBC
'America's Next Great Restaurant'
'The Cape'
'Chase'
'The Event'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Law & Order: LA'
'Outsourced'
'The Paul Reiser Show'
'Perfect Couples'
'School Pride'

FOX
'Breaking In'
'The Chicago Code'
'Human Target'
'Lie to Me'
'Lone Star'
'Running Wilde'
'Traffic Light'

CBS
'The Defenders'
'Mad Love'
'Medium'
'$#*! My Dad Says'

THE CW
'Life Unexpected'
'Smallville'

PROUD TO SAY THAT I NEVER WATCHED A SINGLE ONE OF THESE!

MaryLouAlumni

I'm so happy, if it's true, that Bernie Kosar joined the staff of the Canes. He's really down on his luck and he sure gave us some thrilling years, so kudos to whoever made that grand decision---good for us fans and good for him.

j.w.

Soup, you never watched Friday Night Lights? I love that show. DirecTV showed it earlier this year and now NBC will carry it for a few more weeks.

SOUP

jw...NOPE. I really don't watch much TV. I watch sports, news and weather, and maybe a little Discovery, Nat Geo and that's about it.

Old Skool

My guess

j.w.

Discovery is one of may favorites. Deadliest Catch, that Swamp show, and the new one about wild pigs. The History channel is alright sometimes as well, but I'm mostly all about Sports as well. Wrestling included, of course (at least when the kids aren't around).

canechic

Me neither soup!

SOUP

Me neither soup!

Posted by: canechic | May 16, 2011 at 06:08 PM

Smart girl! Most TV today just rots the brain and pollutes the soul.

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