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August 09, 2011





Brandon Harris got booed off the stage at his rookie night performance, they must already love him.


Hope we don't need Botts out there a lot this year, that would be a good thing


Bosher punting against the Dolphins Friday.
Probably have the second most tackles on the team.

Posted by: solarcane | August 09, 2011 at 05:28 PM


orange 'n green in the vein

Damn Golden's hair looks good even while he's sweating like swine in the humidity.

Six, I thought the FB position got eliminated in the new scheme. If anything it's going to be Smash blocking for Dash out of the two back pro-set I expect.

solar, eliott may be hypocritical but I'll give him credit for owning up to the fact that he's talking completely out of his rear about what he's actually seen of 1-11 Memphis Tiger football from last season.

eliott, not only does Smith have a better arm but he's also more mobile than Williams too. Of course, he's now playing safety and Williams might be a granted NCAA waiver away from being in the mix for Morris' backup spot on the pine so advantage Williams in '11.



So U will wanna be ON CANESPACE tomorrow night at 7 PM to post your questions for some REAL answers.

And I'm jus sayin...Canespace and The Miami Herald ROCK!


I remember Williams having a great game against East Carolina even though he lost. I watch East Carolina play at home because the Purple Haze Entrance is crazy good.
I can't remember seeing Williams any other game,
I do remember on ESPN Memphis gave up over 50 or 60 points a game average for five or six weeks in a row during last season and earned a C'mon man!


manny = long time good guy and honest reporter
susan = really upped her game last season and into spring, enjoy her articles more and more



"We will NOT beat OSU, FSU and VT"...

We will have 1 OR possibly 2 losses against those 3 teams. And I honestly feel we take OSU so now you are looking at a "L" to FSU and VT

Posted by: raizecane | August 09, 2011 at 01:25 PM


Message board rumor of the night has Miami Norland RB Duke Johnson and UM commit possibly transferring to Miramar HS in Broward.


Anyone but Canechic and OGV can ask ??? to Manny and Susan. We don't wanna hear these requests:

"So when Miami loses by 84,000 points to FSU what will U write?"

If the team bus crashes into a lake and all the UM players are injured which ones would U save and why?

"If Miami never scores another TD for the next 10 years what will the records show?"

Thank U!


"If Miami never scores another TD for the next 10 years what will the records show?"

Kyle Wright got a decade medical redshirt?


This just in,
Sky Only Sagging

Offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson had back surgery Monday, and the result was “very positive,” coach Al Golden said.

Golden said “what that means long-term is still tenuous.”

Golden said Henderson would be released from a hospital Tuesday, but a timetable for his return to action has not been determined.

Henderson, who is 6-8 and 345 pounds, started nine games at right tackle last season and was named a freshman All-American. He moved to left tackle in the spring, when he injured his back.


• Jimmy Gaines, a two-star recruit out of Buffalo, N.Y., in 2010, has been practicing with the first team at middle linebacker, ahead of senior Jordan Futch.

“He absolutely can be a guy that starts,” Golden said. “He’s a self-made guy. …

“He’s tough. He’s really smart [and] came back in great condition. “He’ll have a lot to say about whether somebody supplants him.”

• Cornerback Mike Williams, a senior and transfer from Wake Forest, is playing with the third team, but is in the mix for some playing time.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/09/2352545/miami-hurricanes-seantrel-henderson.html#ixzz1UascmJ8Q



Miami Hurricanes’ Ramon Buchanan is making most of ‘second chance’
.UM linebacker Ramon Buchanan is excelling on the field, making the most of a second chance given following his arrest in March.

By Susan Miller Degnan
University of Miami outside linebacker Sean Spence gets splashed with love these days from all directions.

But the Hurricanes’ other senior outside linebacker — Ramon “Cookie” Buchanan — stays in the background, quietly remorseful for his arrest in March at a bar in Coconut Grove.

According to his coaches and teammates, the 6-1, 222-pound Buchanan — described by Spence as “so freakishly athletic and shredded that he looks like an action figure” — is doing everything right to make up for it.

“Coach [Al] Golden gave me a second chance and I respect and appreciate him for that,” said Buchanan, who last week said he had five hours of community service left to complete the 100 he was ordered to do as part of his pretrial diversion program. “I want to be a leader and do everything Coach Golden asks of me.

“It’s not hard to stay out of trouble. You just have to do what’s right and separate yourself from the negative. It matured me and makes me look at things twice, being cautious and not going out and doing dumb stuff.”

Among Buchanan’s five original charges were felonies of resisting an officer with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer. The police report stated Buchanan, 21, smelled strongly of alcohol and tried to head-butt an officer.

He has since apologized in person to the officers. “I sat down, talked to them and got to know them,” he said. “They were pretty cool people.” He said his community service has included working extensively with children in neighborhood programs and sports camps, and working with police.

On the field, Buchanan, who said he moved from Fort Lauderdale to Palm Bay in sixth grade, played in all 13 games last season, starting 10. He was fifth on the team with 54 tackles, including eight for losses, and had an interception. He is wickedly fast, running a 4.41-second 40.

“He came out of that situation strong,” UM defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio said. “He is remorseful and has done everything right since. Ramon is extremely talented. He has tremendous speed — elite speed.”

Linebackers coach Micheal Barrow described Buchanan as “very apologetic for doing something that was out of character.”

“He’s done everything we’ve asked,” Barrow said. “On the field, he’s taken his game to another level. He’s fast. He’s athletic. He’s tough. He plays with energy. He’s very coachable.

“We expect big things from him.”

Spence said his teammates don’t bring up the arrest, knowing it’s painful.

“We realize he made a mistake and he knows it, too,” Spence said. “It’s in the past.”

Buchanan, nicknamed “Cookie’’ in high school because he had a fetish for chocolate chip cookies, said he sees himself as an on-field leader, “bringing energy to the team and making sure everyone plays with maximum speed. I want to max-out everybody. We want the whole team to have energy. Our linebackers are going to be good, and the defensive line keeps those big boys off me.”

He said Hurricanes fans have been supportive.

“They tell me to keep my head up and continue going forward,” Buchanan said. “And that’s what I’m going to do.”

. .

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/09/2352539/miami-hurricanes-ramon-buchanan.html#ixzz1Uat3aB46



If U pay college athletes then will they Unionize?

Will U have a collective bargaining agreement?

Will U renegotiate it every 5 years with an IMPENDING lockout like the NFL?

Gee let's hope so...That would be great huh?


No. 24: Miami (Fla.): A new day has dawned in Coral Gables, with Al Golden replacing the quie... bit.ly/qZLQDX

orange 'n green in the vein

SOUP, ask them which early season game they think will be the most accurate barometer of the rest of what the rest of the season entails and what reasons they think that game should be used as the measuring stick?

OSU is the right answer even with the suspensions and first year replacement coach in Fickel because it'll be the toughest test of of the new offensive scheme which was last years downfall.

orange 'n green in the vein

Time to change the wireless keyboard batteries it looks like, just be kind enough to clean up the syntax for me in that question and ask it please 86. Manny will get it right, I'm betting SMD goes Terps.

PlayaCane aka Rashad

JoJo Nicolas will be the team’s No. 1 corner and converted running back Lee Chambers also has earned a spot in the regular rotation. Williams then named Thomas Finnie, Brandon McGee and Michael Williams as the next three: “Those five are going to play.” That leaves out Kacy Rodgers and Keion Payne.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/09/v-fullstory/2352016/um-clarifies-cornerback-situation.html#ixzz1Uaqp4sE2


This scares me more than the QB battle..


solar, eliott may be hypocritical but I'll give him credit for owning up to the fact that he's talking completely out of his rear about what he's actually seen of 1-11 Memphis Tiger football from last season.

Very true but at this point I just want consistent QB play and if we have to bring in new blood then do it. If it means putting my stock in a guy who I know nothing about then so be it. Come September 5th we will see just how we are going to look this season. U know how many of my Saturday afternoons have been ruined because of J12 throwing picks and my boy (FSU fan) talking trash and literally laughing after each one? It is very sad my friend.


Anyone but Canechic and OGV can ask ??? to Manny and Susan. We don't wanna hear these requests:

Posted by: SOUP | August 09, 2011 at 11:27 PM

No worries, I think Manny is a great person, don't know anything about Susan but most of these so-called mainstream sports writer don't know anymore than most of us already know...different world today info is everywhere. They both write about lots of different sports teams and don't just focus on one team or another. Nature of the beast. Probably get more from twitter or Facebook.

Nice for them to help you 86 and come in to answer your questions. But I will not be asking :)



Good read!


From the article above....kudos to Muschamp!

Janoris is a good young man who comes from a good family," Muschamp says. "He just made some poor decisions. What young people need to understand is that there are consequences in life when you continue to make poor decisions. I was trying to do what was best for our team and for Janoris. Unfortunately, he won't play his last year at the University of Florida, but he's going to be a better person because of this."


More from above:

Muschamp absolutely did the right thing. Any new coach — or new parent for that matter — will tell you that starting off too stringent on your rules and then backing off some is much more workable than the alternative. It is virtually impossible to start off too lenient and then try to get tougher. You have to set a standard and stand by it if you want kids to take you seriously.


After all these years, Bianchi finally writes an article that makes sense.......


LOL! I know and I didn't even scream while reading it raize :)


knew you were a gator fan CC.


yep u caught me ftmcane orange and blue.....


Go Canes


Wasn't there supposed to be some big recruiting news this month?



The eYe, certainly hopes the news is of the lineman type, especially the defensive tackle spot.
I don't know what zero posted here yesterday, saying we would lose to K-State but they absolutely need an intervention.
Phil Steele saying Va. Tech will go undefeated is a bigger joke. Rookie QB, no way. The eYe understands this conference is average at best but Tech is getting these lofty praises based on what they've done in the past and not on talent. If they were in the SEC they'd lose 4 games annually. Everyone needs to stop sweating these guys.


Im watching these guys talk before practice. I dont think Art would have come back if it wasnt like a JJ situation. These guys are going to be pushed to their limits. We used to beat VT by 20 points in the JJ yrs. That 2002 team went up to Blacksburg took care of business.

I believe we are going to see the old speed, gang tackling, and dominating line of scrimmage. This is going to be like nite and day compared to the Onion and Coker yrs.


It might have been the 2001 team. In the tighty whities .


What is most surprising to me is that Al was saying these guys in spring where playing just conserve energy. They were struggling to get through a practice. lol. That tells you something there. Why we crumbled in the fourth qt.


espn bloggers going on about fowler changing to UM later this week. Ohio please get to the bottom of this.

3G Cane

espn bloggers going on about fowler changing to UM later this week. Ohio please get to the bottom of this.
I think that was a joke, sounds like Duke is going to Miramar though so he can be in Howard's ear



Interesting article....


Coach Golden's "Concentration Cards": Given to every player. One per day. List 3 things that he must work on that day.


ftm, I'll see what I can do. Leaving the hospital today, so may have some time later


forgot about that. sorry. congrats!!

PlayaCane aka Rashad


Very very early bowl projections..



VA Cane

Great point Miami!! Guys cannot come out in the spring and think they condition a little, then are ready in the fall. That used to be the way in a lot of levels:Pro, College HS...even sandlot. Now the guys who want to win..at all levels...do something all year round. Even at my age 52, I have to do something. I play softball in the summer, but I walk and ride my bike all the time. My players all have to be involved in something: weights, track, wrestling, baseball, running something. I have a bunch of my players who know I ride my bike, so about 15 of them started riding right after school was out. I see them all around during the day.....they ride miles!!! Then we get together in the evening and do drills. I would say mine are in better shape than a lot of college, HS kids. Maybe thats why we have an edge....we could go 6 quarters without a problem.

One thing I always remember in this heat:water water water and good breaks in the shade...and I watch for signs of fatigue. # kids and a coach have died so far; got to be very careful!!! JMO

VA Cane

That is 3 kids and a coach


ftm, no prob bud. I'll see what I can do


Wednesday's practice standouts according to #UM: TE Clive Walford, FB Maurice Hagens, DE Olivier Vernon, LB Gionni Paul

Football. Camp Report: Canes Finally Go to Full Pads on Day Five tinyurl.com/3zvjek4

ESPN: Hurricanes Must Eliminate Turnovers - ow.ly/5ZTBX

Funny Moment During Today's Chat With Coach Golden: 1:15 mark on the video - ow.ly/5ZUbK


Good Article - ughhhh forgot no more Bosher.


Posted by: VA Cane | August 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM

Good for you VA Cane. Biking up there is hilly too so probably a good cardio workout. I like biking in Charlotte because of that

orange 'n green in the vein

I'm pretty sure Phil Steele is predicting FSU and VT only to have legitimate chances at undefeated regular seasons and he's got the semenholes in the ACC title game. VT schedule is cupcake filled and all the tough games are at home so it's now or never for Scarface and his knee twisting at the bottom of the pile crew to run the table. I would say OU would have torn FSU a new one but they just lost their best defensive player for two months, however the backups are highly regarded, just unproven, there. That game will be the ACC's conference measuring stick for '11 to see just about how far it still has to come.


Biking is great cardio! The LBHS players from my neighborhood rode their bikes to 5am practice every morning during the summer :)

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