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August 12, 2012

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86Cane

McCord is already faster then Vernon who i think he compares to

Posted by: Hassan | August 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Way faster FIRST step and faster overall.

He will likely be a third down specialist this year and a future SACK MACHINE.

86Cane

Well Jones will be a beast but he sounds like a RS will be good for him.

Posted by: Hassan | August 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM

I believe U are correct which is why I picked Malcolm Lewis as my LOF Freshman.

86Cane

Really enjoyed the weekend with fellow Canespacers. CEO, OGV, and Old Skool dont have an ounce of quit in 'em when it comes to pursuing tasty bi-valve mollusks!

Large Time!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | August 12, 2012 at 05:41 PM

There IT is right there.

Next year Florida Keys and lobstering!

86Cane

Play outside indeed

Posted by: solarcane | August 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

We took your advice and it proved to be TRUE.

BEERicane

Uno? Dos? Tres? Quatro?!

86Cane

FALL CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE – WEEK 3

Mon., Aug. 13

OFF DAY

Tue., Aug. 14 – 8:20 a.m. (third two-a-day)

Practices 13-14

Wed., Aug. 15 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice 15

Thu., Aug. 16 – 8:20 a.m. (fourth two-a-day)

Practices 16-17

Fri., Aug. 17 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice 18

Sat., Aug. 18 – 2 p.m.

Scrimmage #2

Sat., Aug. 18 – 4-7 p.m.

Canes Fest (BankUnited Center)

CoCane

Morris had 36 pass attempts to Williams 17... Morris will probably be named the starter mañana :-)

Laquinton

Duke johnson

86Cane

Morris will probably be named the starter mañana :-)

Posted by: CoCane | August 12, 2012 at 06:27 PM

Nope, Gray Crow will be the starter.

Just kidding, U are correct. But it is good to know that Williams went 12-17 with no INTs and proved that he is a solid back-up to Morris should something occur later on in the season.

CaneRock

New Raising Canes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPoqLwbQeus&feature=channel&list=UL

Tsully76

Great stuff. I am very pumped for the season. I have a strong feeling we will finish in the top 25.

Old Skool

Great time this weekend. It was like an Easter Egg hunt for adults with scallop meat as the prize. Hours of snorkeling and moving through a flotilla of boats all searching for the same thing.

Then back to the docks. Native and his beloved shucked 5 pounds of meat. I minced garlic and onions. Soup got pasta and drink mixers. OGV and his lady, Native's son and niece arrived and the party started.

Beer, margaritas and frozen wine concoctions. Pigging on the pasta and scallops in garlic butter with CEO's avocado and tomato side dishes.

Then Native breaks out the guitar and suddenly all the rowdy friends were there on Saturday night, singing Petty, Skynryd and Bad Company and even listening to a couple of Soup instrumentals.

I was surprised hotel security never came knocking on the door.

CaneRock

Posted by: Old Skool | August 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM

Sounded like a great time!

CaneRock

Posted by: Old Skool | August 12, 2012 at 07:44 PM

Sounded like a great time!

Posted by: CaneRock | August 12, 2012 at 07:56 PM

And ya'll need to post some DAMN! recipes on the Space...LOL

solarcane

native soup skool ogv,

sounded like a hellofa time happy you guys dominated! grub sounded fantastic.

you spacers that get the chance I highly recommend you hookup for one of the outdoor get togethers some of us host just for loyal canespacers.

skool has been on every outing, its just about his shot to host one soon with his new boats. 60 hrs straight with school is nuts, the man cracks me up. I'm sure he will come up with the strangest trip yet.

Ocala and CEO are always terrific to hang around I'm looking forward to meeting ogv six and native and others that get outside.

Anybody that can make the UNC game I'm looking forward to meeting you, I'll be bringing down some Cane/Canespace stickers and decals you won't be able to get anywhere else.

again nice work soup, you rock
I have two different WYPT runs scouted both are scenic easy 3-5 hour kayak paddles, stay at my place and be in the river in 30 minutes.

solarcane

it sounds like our running game is very very good or our defense isn't going to stop elite runners.

Bernard UNC
Washington NCST
Smith GT
Jones Va
those guys can all run
I've heard UNC is throwing it a ton at practice under their new coach so maybe G Bernard won't gash us. I think Lamar had 11 yds rushing against UNC and Bernard had over a hundred but lost last game.

solarcane

oops looking it up Lamar had 29 yds on 16 carries against UNC so thats better than I thought he did.

UMike

Idk if I should be excited or worried that Mike James outran our entire D for 50 yards lol

BEERicane

Idk if I should be excited or worried that Mike James outran our entire D for 50 yards lol

Posted by: UMike | August 12, 2012 at 08:44 PM

I'd be worried about getting excited. : )

solarcane

umike,BEERi,

At least the d isn't out of breath while James eases away from them

CoCane

Don't worry UMike. Golden's been saying for months that James is healthier, quicker & faster...

solarcane

wad up Co,
Mike James going to have over 350 yds rushing this year?

solarcane

Miami Hurricanes' first fall scrimmage in the books: Al Golden talks about it here, PLUS STATS ...

The first scrimmage of 2012 fall camp is over, and the season seems that much closer.

Here is the transcript I just did of WQAM's Joe Zagacki, the voice of the Hurricanes, interviewing UM Coach Al Golden after the scrimmage (thanks to HurricaneSports.com). I'll get the stats to you as soon as I get them.

Coach Al Golden’s post-scrimmage interview with WQAM’s Joe Zagacki, Voice of the Canes:

First scrimmage of the year. What’s your reaction to what you saw today?

“I think we’re going to learn a lot from it certainly. We had a good tempo. We’ve got to work on getting in and out of the huddle a little better – our cadence and our alignments and certainly our substitution patterns on defense. There will be a lot that we can learn from, certainly.”

You had some big plays today. The first couple of drives, big plays with Mike James, big plays with Allen Hurns and also Duke Johnson.

“We need that. We need some guys to step up. We lost a lot of our explosive players from a year ago in Street [Tommy Streeter], Lamar [Miller] and Trav [Travis Benjamin], so now there’s a void there and we need guys to step up, regardless of what there age is.’’

Mike James taking his game to another level in terms of physical play? He had a 51-yard run plus he was hard to bring down.

“We’ve been saying it all camp, he looks quicker, he looks faster. He’s always been strong; last year was a tough year for him, he was hobbled with turf toe all year. He just looks different this year. Hopefully Mike will stay healthy and give us what we thought he would be.

It looks like your quarterbacks had a good day. It looks like Stephen ended up with 22 or 23 completions?

“I don’t know what the final tally was but I thought he did a nice job. A couple of throws he rushed, didn’t set his feet but overall I thought they both showed command of the offense and hung in there. I think we just had the one interception late on the batted ball in the two-minute [drill]. But other than that, I thought we made a lot of progress at that position.’’

Good news, bad news was you had one turnover?

“Yeah. You know, we didn’t take it away on defense and we didn’t cause any fumbles, so it certainly is good news, bad new. The bad news is the challenge is going to remain that we need to intercept the ball and take it away more on defense. I don’t think that’s going to change. We need to be better than we were a year ago.’’

Your red-zone offense a year ago was very good. Today, it looked like your offensive line was starting to impose their will in the red-zone drills, and Duke had a nose for the football?

“Yeah, he found it. He has a low center of gravity and has a knack for diving and getting in the end zone, so that’s good. I thought Eduardo [Clements] ran really well today. He made a couple of cuts. A couple of other times he could have pressed it and hit it a little bit quicker, but he’s really doing a nice job. He plays really hard.

“The offensive line played hard. It’s a good scrimmage for us to learn from overall. We had a lot of young guys in there at linebacker because of some injuries, so we’ll get a look at them. We’ll regroup tomorrow night.’’

Tracy Howard got a good dose today of physical college football as well?

“Yeah, we got the ball to the perimeter a couple of times, so his play was challenged, as was all the corners. One of the things we’ve noticed is unselfishness on the perimeter with our wide receivers. They’re really blocking well and giving it up for each other on the perimeter.’’

Wieclaw hit one for 51 yards?

“The ball was spotted on the 39.. How far was it? I thought it was.. He bombed it. Bombed it. Unless I was wrong I thought the ball was on the 39. He bombed it. He was excited. He got a good leg to it. Overall, we made all our field goals today. So, that’s good.”

Some of your concerns on defense?

“Overall, I think our depth at linebacker is our first concern. We’re going to have to have some guys rise up there and we’re going to have to have some other guys get healthy, to be quite honest. In the secondary we played a lot of young guys, so that’s not really a concern. The fact of the matter is those guys are going to have to grow up quickly.

“We saw Deon [Bush] out there a lot, Rayshawn [Jenkins] out there a lot, Tracy Howard out there a lot, Antonio Crawford. So those guys are going to all have to grow up gradually. And then the defensive line, we’ve got to get one guy that can really dominate the game for us (inaudible).’’

Is this a depth-chart moving day?

“It certainly is. We’ll work on that tonight and tomorrow and we’ll reset, we’ll have another six days before Scrimmage 2 and go a little bit longer and basically we’ll have the team set. I’m not saying some guys aren’t going to come in the last week or so, but we’ll basically have the team set by.. next week.’’

Next week fans have an opportunity to meet and greet the Hurricanes and their coaches at BankUnited CanesFest, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, right after scrimmage No. 2.

UM opens its 2012 campaign at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at Boston College. Thankfully, football season is not all that far away.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/08/miami-hurricanes-first-fall-scrimmage-in-the-books-.html#storylink=cpy

BigTimeCane

So should we be concerned about the defense?

WWIN

So should we be concerned about the defense?

Posted by: BigTimeCane | August 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

No

usagainsttheworld

So should we be concerned about the defense?

Posted by: BigTimeCane | August 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

No

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | August 13, 2012 at 12:28 AM

BigTime I was thinking the same thing, but I guess it's too early to tell.

UMike

I'm not to worried about our d from the first scrimmage..a lot off young guys out there..and a lot off stats are padded since its situational stuff

orange 'n green in the vein

If you consider that;

a) historically, the first few weeks of practice the defense is in front of the offense simply because the OL has had so few live game reps and

b) last year the offense played at a snails pace to give the defense as much rest as possible while they relented 2/3rds of the passes attempted against them and four yards per run attempt when they were on the field,

then yes, you should be concerned.

Ohio_Cane

Wheels up for Riviera Maya in 1 hour!! See U all this weekend when I get back!

Ohio_Cane


Wheels up for Riviera Maya in 1 hour!! See U all this weekend when I get back!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 13, 2012 at 07:50 AM
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PS - If u are in Charlotte airport or cancun airport today, I'm the one with the Canespace t-shirt on! Travellin in style!!

LB

I'm not worried about the defense. Glad to see Mike James get the rock. He's the man.

Big news: Sid Rosenberg back on the air!

86Cane

PS - If u are in Charlotte airport or cancun airport today, I'm the one with the Canespace t-shirt on! Travellin in style!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 13, 2012 at 07:51 AM

NICE! Have fun, be safe and make memories that will last a lifetime.

86Cane

So should we be concerned about the defense?

Posted by: BigTimeCane | August 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

Worry is like a rocking chair.

It keeps U busy, but gets U nowhere.

86Cane

BigTime...OGV worries enough for ALL of on here. He worries about EVERYTHING. Tried to tell me: "Miami will start off 1-4 and then he will not have to go go to any games this year" just to get me all jacked up.

Is that possible? Sure, anything is possible including a 5-0 start, so why would U want to believe that UM will go 1-4 and why would U say that OUT LOUD?

I told him in front of Old Skool: "Ill bet U $100 right here right now that Miami will NOT go 1-4 to start the season." Of course he refused to take the bet and back down.

He is just one of those fans, maybe a little like SolarCane, that likes to lower his expectations going into the season and then be pleasently surprised than to have high expectations and be dissappointed.

canezilla

IF ALL THE CARDS FALL INTO PLACE THERE IS NO REASON TO GO 8-0.THEN BATTLE IT OUT WITH FSU IN THE 9TH GAME

canezilla

I MEAN 7-0 THEN FSU FOR THE 8 TH GAME!!!

Hassan

Seantrel back to MN. flowers starts BC

86Cane

Hassan...tell us more? Source?

86Cane

As the Miami Dolphins took the field for practice Sunday, Chad Johnson was getting out of jail.

Hours later, he was out of work.

The Dolphins terminated the six-time Pro Bowl receiver's contract about 24 hours after he was arrested in a domestic battery case involving his wife.

Johnson was released from jail on $2,500 bond earlier Sunday after his wife accused him of head-butting her during an argument in front of their home. Johnson was charged with simple domestic battery, a misdemeanor.

Hassan


Trel news is per the Palmbeachpost. he is going to another funeral and Golden says Flowers starts because trel missed 12 practices already, maybe a RS season?


Crawford clocked a 4.44 this summer when the freshmen were tested on 40s.

Even though Crawford's time was very fast, he is confident he can still run faster.

"I know I can do better," Crawford said. "There is a lot of room for improvement with that time. I have run a 4.36 last year so I know I can run a little faster."

Since arriving at Miami this summer, Crawford has gained nine pounds and now weighs 187 pounds. With the added weight he
has seen his 225 pound bench press reps increase from one rep to five reps.


read more on ITU

orange 'n green in the vein

"He is just one of those fans, maybe a little like SolarCane, that likes to lower his expectations going into the season and then be pleasently surprised than to have high expectations and be dissappointed.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 13, 2012 at 09:52 AM"

LOL, you're talking about one of the original 12%ers 86! (not this year though)

Besides, UM could easily open 1-10 or 2-9 looking at the schedule unless some freshman play like upperclassmen for them. Thus why I'm not worried about the D getting ripped in practice, I have extremely low expectations this year so they're right on schedule to meet them to this point.

86Cane

OGV...it is exactly with the same uncanny accuracy that U called for 12-0 under Shannon in his first year at Miami that U are now calling for 2-9 under Golden in his second year.

BRILLIANT!

How come U will not take my bet then?

86Cane

OGV...Here it is:

U have NO idea what Golden will do at UM but yet U still predict the worse case scenario and attack him at every opportunity.

Excuse me but that is completely unfair and simply wrong. Why would U want Golden to fail? Why would U hope for the worst for your own school, team and head coach?

Hope springs eternal EVERY Fall for EVERY college football fan of EVERY team in the Country. Well at least every fan NOT named Orange and Green in the Vein.

Anything could happen this season from 0-12 to 12-0. Right now every team is undefeated and every player and coach is filled with the hope, promise and dreams of a new season. Don't try to ruin it before it even starts.

Trust me, there will be plenty of time for criticism and the gnashing of teeth if and when that is called for. But NOT now!

orange 'n green in the vein

I can't take that bet 86 because I think UM is maybe a point better than BC even on the road, so even though the Spazz saved his job with that upset win in the season finale last year, UM still should be able to salt that one away to open 2012 before reality hits like a left hook to the jaw in Kansas the week after.

Now I'm off to buy some land for taxes due, so I need every $100 of mine I can get my orange and green paws on at the moment. NativeCane needs a place to stash his air-boat por gratis on the river out here I figure, LOL.

Old Skool

Kermit Whitfield pledges the Noles. I hesitate to use the word 'commit'.

Hassan


http://wqam.com/interviews
Golden on WQAM

Hassan

2 Topics for today.

1. I think this year our Defense will be a better version of last year's bend but do not break Defense. I feel we will give up less yards and a lil less points and will be a good but not great D, the thing we are lacking is playmakers, the secondary will be improved but young and the D line will hold up better against the run but lacks depth and playmakers against the pass, one more year of seasoning will do the trick.

2. Redshirts, How many do we Redshirt. Typically they are reserved for Freshman but I know this wont happen but a guy like Seantrel might actually use a redshirt to deal with his stuff and come back strong next year, i know we can't afford it but they probably would support it if he requested it. Golden said 15 Freshman will play against B.C and more later on. So you figure we will Redshirt maybe 12 out of the 32 Freshman Signed. Who will the 12ish be? Possibly all 3 Freshman QB's Maybe Dillard? Maybe Jones at WR, Isidora on the line, Gadbois, Moore and Hoilett at DE, Maybe Terry at LB Dortch and Hope at CB.

That is 12 players and I am Doubtful about Gadbois because he is near the 2 deep however is battling a Senior Jones and Seantrel for his spot on the 2 deep. Dillard maybe because he is a big back but last year our FB did a good job in short yardage and James to be improved. Jones is behind on the depth chart at WR and could use a year to develop overall. Isadora is rounding into shape and lost 20 lbs to get to 320 but is behind in his playbook and the depth chart and with sanctions we need to stretch some kids out to 5th year guys. Terry is 210 and needs to add weight and is behind on the depth chart but would be a good ST guy with his speed. Dorch and Hope are both guys that need to add weight and are behind on the depth chart.

j.w.

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2012/08/miami-basketball-2012-basketball-schedule.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sports%2Fumweblog+%28UM+Hurricanes+%7C+Sun-Sentinel+Blogs%29
Non-conference men's basketball schedule is out. Still waiting for ACC games, but we know who is coming to the BUC

BigTimeCane

OGV...Here it is:

U have NO idea what Golden will do at UM but yet U still predict the worse case scenario and attack him at every opportunity.

Excuse me but that is completely unfair and simply wrong. Why would U want Golden to fail? Why would U hope for the worst for your own school, team and head coach?

Hope springs eternal EVERY Fall for EVERY college football fan of EVERY team in the Country. Well at least every fan NOT named Orange and Green in the Vein.

Anything could happen this season from 0-12 to 12-0. Right now every team is undefeated and every player and coach is filled with the hope, promise and dreams of a new season. Don't try to ruin it before it even starts.

Trust me, there will be plenty of time for criticism and the gnashing of teeth if and when that is called for. But NOT now!

Posted by: 86Cane | August 13, 2012 at 11:21 AM

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Very well said soup

CEO

Hassan...I agree with U on both topics.

1. The defense will be improved. It simply has to be in year 2 under Golden/D'No and with an infusion of defensive talent. I think McCord off the dge is going to be huge in the pass rush department and I feel better about the DT and CB positions as well.

2. The number of red-shirts will depend on injuries but 10-12 sounds about right and the players U mentioned seem like likely choices for the shirts.

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