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February 10, 2012

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Canes Always

Angelo Jean-Louis would take this good class and make it great. But he's not getting in because of academics.

LB

I think Kirby and Howard are far more important. Solidify the defense.

Again, Kirby as an EE was the best part of this class. Losing Spence is a HUGE deal.

Ohio_Cane

Canes Always, is that a fact, or opinion? I heard not too long ago they thought his grades would be up to par by Summer?

Canes Always

I went out and watches a day of practice at the all-star game in Orlando. The experts out there were saying it's a shame he won't get in. AJL is very very good.

Ohio_Cane

Dennis Dodd - Buried in 2012 rule changes: kickoff touchbacks will be brought out to the 25, instead of 20.

I don't know if he's talking college or NFL, but wow.

86Cane

OK, so last night on my way home I stopped by the local Wal-Mart in Winter Haven. I see this totally tricked out pickup truck with a CUSTOM air-brushed UM paint job. Really cool looking and great art work.

I stuck a Canespace card in the window.

Ohio_Cane

Stefon Diggs announces at 6pm today. A lot of ppl predicting Maryland.

UpNorthCane27

Soup who are the other two players you mentioned that might be walking out of UM?

if stefon does choose maryland i wouldnt be surprised Wes brown is there. Randy Edsall has a wierd situation there players leaving and some top talent still committing.

Ohio_Cane

UpNorth, my guess for one of them is Davon Johnson. Just a guess.

UpNorthCane27

I hope its not davon ive always liked the kid never got in maybe lost in the shuffle but kid is a burner and was a player in high school i think the coaches need to get him the ball see what he can do.

UpNorthCane27

ANy news on how it went for prospects at Miami's Junior day yesterday?

UpNorthCane27

never mind i just read it was canceled Golden is waiting for next week to take the kids to the UNC bball game.

herbieibis

What's funny is Davon got PT as a freshman and really hasn't seen the field since.

Felipe

http://eye-on-collegefootball.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/24156338/34773795

The committee voted to move the kickoff back five yards to the 35-yard line and require that kicking team must be no further than five yards back to limit running starts. Another change was to move the touchback on kicks and safety punts to the 25-yard line to encourage more touchbacks.

Ohio_Cane

What's funny is Davon got PT as a freshman and really hasn't seen the field since.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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And there HAS to be a reason for that. Which is why he's one of my guesses.

UpNorthCane27

John Calhoun off to Law School? so thats one less player

UpNorthCane27

is figueroa fianlly done? please someone tell me he is!!!

86Cane

But he's not getting in because of academics.

Posted by: Canes Always | February 10, 2012 at 09:05 AM

Canes Always...good to have U here at Canespace. post here, post often. Now just a quick word of caution going forward:

U see this is how RUMORS start. People state things as FACTS when they are POSSIBILITIES.

It is POSSIBLE that he MAY not qualify BUT he is currently working on addressing this issue by taking on-line classes and MAY qualify in the end.

UpNorthCane27

Anyone on the caneSpacers thinking about making it to the Miami vs BC game ?

herbieibis

It will be border line for Albert, whether he gets in or not. Grades have been a problem, for a while and my guess is he really didn't start to hit the books hard until this year. If he can't get in I hope he goes to prep school. Leggett could have done the same thing but didn't want to wait.

SOUP

Leggett could have done the same thing but didn't want to wait.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM

That is not completely true, there were other issues involved.

Hassan


Calhoun is off to law school, Also we got more transfer's and guys not getting it done coming.

When looking to get rid of guys, sometimes it is those upperclassman that are not buying in, but also could already have a degree you can cut to keep your APR since they already graduated. I asked Chris Freet about Thompkins and Johnson and he said they will play this year......

I would say Holton, Jones and Lewis would be on notice, Again I was told Thompkins and Johnson was good to go. Now look at the roster for 4th year Juniors.

There are several that could stand to go, no use to debate we just will do spring practice and see what happens. With Calhoun gone we should be at 89 now.

Hassan

is figueroa fianlly done? please someone tell me he is!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | February 10, 2012 at 10:43 AM

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He will NOT return for a 7th year. I can assure you.

SOUP

Hassan...check email please!

Ohio_Cane

This is a quote from Chris Nee on Manny's article about Jean-Louis...

""I chatted with him at the Under Armour game about the academics. He said he did have some more work to do, but he thought he would be able to make it. I think it's one of those things that's going to play out late into the summer and see if he'll be able to be cleared."

TheWhat

I think for any upper classmen that are slacking, I gotta say I understand why. If they've been slacking off for 3 or 4 years, its pretty hard to make a 180 degree change and start working hard and putting in the effort required. For 3+ years you've been used to not putting any extra time, eating whatever you want, not putting forth a great effort in the weightroom or practice field. Now that its demanded of you it cant be done. Its not a light switch you can turn on and off. People learn habits when they are young. If those habits aren't broken by those individuals or their peers then they cannot be broken. Unfortunately for some of those kids, there was a coaching staff that did not instill the concept of hardwork, etc. So now they aren't buying in and can't buy in cause they've developed a habit they cannot break. By the same token, at some point you have to wake up, realize your situation, the opportunity afforded to you and put in the effort/hardwork required, ala Leonard Hankerson. Best of luck to all the players. Life in the real world is tough and the opportunities that these young kids have is a rare blessing only few enjoy. Make the most of it.

j.w.

Great article! And a great way to get my canes fix in to start the day. Calhoun is in law schol, Hall is off the team, so that's two less. We'll see more names I'm sure, but maybe someone like Davon Johnson finally grabs the opportunity that's right in front of him.

Hassan

You never know when a light comes on for some of these kids. If they was recruited to play at UM you can be assured they are a talented athlete, some the injury bug hits them some just get out worked but there are MANY stories of guys that did not produce for years then out of nowhere all of a sudden played lights out and no one saw it coming. You never really know for sure.

herbieibis

Did you know that current Canes verbal Levonte Whitfield is Marvin Bracey's cousin? The FSU boys think he is soft to us and can be had.

Hassan

Did you know that current Canes verbal Levonte Whitfield is Marvin Bracey's cousin? The FSU boys think he is soft to us and can be had.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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Everyone knows that, I talked to him 2 days ago. He is not soft he is our 1st commit and said he will take his visits but he is fully committed to the Canes. Told me he ran a 4.34 the other day.

Talked to Deeb yesterday he has only 1 offer from USF and is waiting to visit campuses and get more offers. He ran a 4.65 at 238 lbs.

The list of seniors this year is small, normally when players are weeded out of a program it comes from the upper classman, you can scan down the roster of 4th year juniors and seniors and 5th yr guys that may have underperformed in what they are asked to do and that should indicate who is a candidate to not be here this fall.

Ohio_Cane

The FSU boys think he is soft to us and can be had.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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So what else is new? Lol

FSWho fans always think every recruit is "theirs to lose"

Hassan

Check out ALL Canes also did an Al Golden interview, the podcast is on their site pretty good listen.

CaneFan47

You know with all the basketball hype surround The U since that win over Duke I think im gonna go all in for Canes Hoops and start following them now.

LB

Herbie,

That's presumptive with Leggett.

I really wouldn't worry about "those people" when it comes to recruiting. Al Golden turned how many this year? Imagine what happens when the wins come.

With recruiting, I'm not worried a bit.

Ryan Williams!

SOUP

Ryan Williams!

Posted by: LB | February 10, 2012 at 01:34 PM

Shameless plug!

Ohio_Cane

Check out ALL Canes also did an Al Golden interview, the podcast is on their site pretty good listen.

Posted by: Hassan | February 10, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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Just listened to this. GREAT interview with Golden by The Beast.

U can download it here: http://blog.allcanes.com/

herbieibis

I'm not worried. I won't start sweating again until next Feb. I realize Leggett had other issues, I mean he transferred schools, what 4 times.

Canes Always

I get that it's a "rumor", but I don't think Miami is counting on AJL until 2013 when he gets back from prep. He will be a Cane and will be a baller for us. Just not this year I don't think.

Ohio_Cane

Using "AJL" is officiall confusing because there are 2:

Angelo Jean-Louis and AJ Leggett.

SOUP

I'm not worried. I won't start sweating again until next Feb. I realize Leggett had other issues, I mean he transferred schools, what 4 times.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 01:53 PM

I'm gonna leave it alone except to say that he is not gonna be a Hurricane at any time.

We wish him well...

LB

Oh come on, Soup... you love those cheap pops!

LB

Golden really seems to have his finger on things. He's pulling the trigger with the first sign of nonsense. I'm happy with him in that respect.

I'm still not feeling above a 6-7 win season unless the QB is spectacular.

I can't wait to see Perryman lay somebody out.

SOUP

Blustein's sleeper propects for 2013:

http://sfhighschoolsports.com/blog/gridiron-report-blogs/blus-blog-south-florida-loaded-future#node-1996

Hassan


Ricardo Williams is weighing 253 lbs!!!

Boi came in at 220.

For all those who doubted Swasey....

There is no way that 33 lbs gain is fat with the workout they are doing since Golden came here. I know he is a fit 253, he is 6'4 and 1/2 and If he can get close to 260 by fall camp he will be big enough to set the edge and stay on the field on all downs. Williams was a 4 star kid, he is talented and is now bigger then Chikilo was last year. He is also the type of fast twitch athlete you want playing that weak side DE spot, he is long and fast and should be able to really have a good year if not a breakout year.

herbieibis

Man, aside from the weights, they must had him on a hotdog & beer diet.

Ohio_Cane

U gain 33 lbs of muscle in less than a year and U are doing some SERIOUS work. Wow.

SOUP

Man, aside from the weights, they must had him on a hotdog & beer diet.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM

No, that was me.

Ohio_Cane

Dallas Crawford - Trying to learn 2 positions in 3 weeks is hard... Time to get in my playbook

REALLY starting to love this kid.

ftmcane

when is the first spring practice?

j.w.

ftm- thought I read March 14?

LB- based on returning talent and known starters, I can see what you mean. I just have a feeling that this next team is going to over-achieve, something we haven't seen in a while. I'm not ready to predict #of wins, but it sure seems like we have everyone moving in the same direction for the first time in 9-11 years.

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