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August 13, 2012

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IraqiCane

Come on

IraqiCane

On my way back to work, but a first is always nice!

GO CANES!!!

IraqiCane

ERECK FLOWERS!!!

Laquinton

Phillip dorsett

706cane

Bring on Boston College!

Laquinton

I love how we have flowers at Rt, dequan Ivery at dt and various freshman in the 2 deep. Im really gonna keep an eye on tracy Howard vs Brandon McGee. McGee reminds me Alot of van dyke..

Panamacitycane

This list is so refreshing! I didn't feel like this with cokers teams (I don't count 2001-2003 with Coker) or Shannons teams but I feel like this is the beginning of something great. Some of the weight that was holding Miami down is gone. I predict a hard fought year but I know "the process" is working. GO CANES! In Golden we trust!

86Cane

Surprises on the Depth Chart:

Offense: Flowers at RT in place of #77 who has missed practice and hopefully will return soon to start or provide more depth.

Defense: DeQuan Ivery at DT, Armbrister at LB with LB Gabe Terry behind him (No red-shirt?) and Jimmy Gaines back in the middle with Raphael Kirby MIA?

j.w.

Agree, 86- shocked that Ivery is doing so well. I don't like Gaines in the middle, I've seen that movie a few times, appreciate his fearlessness but the idea is to tackle the ball carrier, not just ram into the pulling guard at full speed every time. Flowers is going to be special, what we all thought Henderson might be.

roachcane77

Well... Sorry to see that my defensive LOF, (Eddie Johnson), is NOT listed on the 2 deep. :(

Hopefully, this will spur him on to work even harder to make my LOF pick stand up.

Laquinton

Is Kirby gonna rs ? I thought he was a good backup at mlb and armbrister starting olb over Gaines is saying something.. Mainly that Gaines is a bum.. Glenn cook ? Should be interesting . Im not gonna keep sticking up for Seantrel but Miamis season depends on a good starting 5 on the line .

86Cane

Roach...U have not heard the last of Eddie Johnson and Raphael Kirby. They both had several mental errors in scrimmage #1. Look for that to change in scrimmage #2.

Those two boys are BIG, FAST and HUNGRY.

86Cane

LQ...I expect to see both Kirby and Johnson to play some this year on defense and at the VERY least on special teams.

roachcane77

Yeah... I'm not giving up on EJ44 just yet.

From what I saw at the Bishop Verot scrimmage, he's a QB sack machine coming in hard from the edge!

He could be a "situational" game changer if given the chance.

Hassan

Guys do not read into the depth chart, this is the 1st scrimmage Coach Golden has a Masters in Sports Psychology.

orange 'n green in the vein

I look around this depth chart and I see a lot of new names, which means a lot of you have been promoted above the guys who were here before you for a year or two.

One thing you know happened last year is Golden used the weekly depth chart to shake up a lot of players and play some mental games to see who responded how to getting shuffled up or down the chart. It'll be interesting to see how much movement there is between now and when the next one is released because we'll see who got the message being sent to them and who packed it in instead of picking it up.

Ivory at 1st team DT? I don't know what's more laughable, the fact that the lowest regarded freshman signing is sitting in the catbird seat or that apparently he now weighs in about 28 pounds less than what he was listed at in high-school?

86Cane

Guys do not read into the depth chart, this is the 1st scrimmage Coach Golden has a Masters in Sports Psychology.

Posted by: Hassan | August 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM

B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-O!

86Cane

Ivory at 1st team DT? I don't know what's more laughable, the fact that the lowest regarded freshman signing is sitting in the catbird seat or that apparently he now weighs in about 28 pounds less than what he was listed at in high-school?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 13, 2012 at 10:36 PM

Guess he didn't eat the pasta with scallops huh? LOL

86Cane

I understand what Golden is TRYING to do with the whole depth chart manipulation thing but I think it gets tedious and tiring and loses its MOJO and becomes counter-productive after awhile.

Laquinton

Kelvin Cain ? Damn.. Some must have dropped a bomb in that practice

orange 'n green in the vein

Oh and since I'm in the middle of a recover period for my workout tonight, I have to take the opportunity to not let this little gem slide from 86,

"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.

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

I seem to remember getting a little flak from my evaluation of the hire as a C- for the program's situation when it was first announced and being told how Golden was just like his moniker, blah, blah, blah.

6-6 and a tied for fourth in the division finish later and somehow not being gung ho joe means you're personally attacking a guy who's career record is still four games under .500% for pointing out anything less than glowing praise for his body of work? Sorry, you're right, that's completely unassailable and if his winning percentage were his basis for his GPA he'd still be academically eligible, right?

Uh, not at Miami, (FL). On either count, actually.

I see the depth chart shenanigans as more of a feedback loop for Golden to find out who responds to that particular button pushing myself, so it'll continue to see who he can manipulate with it to respond. Back to the workout.

Laquinton

Ogv, I too was kinda lost at the hire of golden. I watch temple vs UCLA so I knew who he was a,program builder man. He is a great coach and motivator. Look at Streeter and Jacory last year. Look at how much bigger and stronger the team looks. Muschamp with better Florida team with a 3 time superbowl winning off coord wwnt 6-6 or 7-5 right. this year out of the gates against BC then kstate you will see a vast improvement in this team

Tsully76

Great stuff 86. This is an interesting depth chart. Is any Canespacers going to the Bethune Cookman game and also is any Canespacers doing Duffy's that Friday night or staying at the Hampton Inn besides myself.

WWIN

I'll wait to look at who's starting till pre game of Boston College then I'll know who's really starting lol. Ivey over Porter LMAO!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

Q, Muschump, who I considered an even worse hire for the situation he stepped into than Golden, went 7-6 with his teams' two return TD's being the difference in the bowl win over OSU for them. Weiss is also a few missed FG's in the Super Bowl away from being a part of this generation's version of the Vikings of the 70's and was a pretty bad college hand. Add in the fact Meyer went a whole game better than UM his last year and you can make a decent argument that Muschump actually did more with less than Golden did with less head coaching experience but honestly, call it a wash between comparing the two thanks to the NCAA mandated suspensions IMO.

I agree Golden's a good motivator and the multiple enumerated S&C gains speak for themselves to his development program but he got out-coached in a lot of close games last year which he'll need to improve greatly with the big set of headsets on this year to make any noise. At least he apparently has finally learned and accepted the idea that Wieclaw usually = 3 points on the opponents side of the field this year, so that's only going to probably help grind out a W or two somewhere along the way rather than steal a loss from the jaws of potential victory by going for it way too early on fourth down and getting stopped.

And another thing, Darius Smith, sophomore? No. I may have whiffed on Gunter's eligibility but Smith is a senior, no way he's got two more years after this one left unless he's getting a red-shirt followed by a medical red-shirt.

Old Skool

Former Nature Coast standout WR Ja’Juan Story has been granted his release from Florida, and USF is among the programs he’s considering transferring to, his uncle, Rudy Story, told the Times on Monday.

The Gators’ only restrictions for Story’s transfer: He cannot go to FSU, Miami or any SEC school

solarcane

great stuff on the last two blobs you can tell the seasons about to start.

Wait till the folks in Alabama meet the Faulkner, best of luck Ray Ray

LB

I like the depth chart for the fact alone that it gives us something to look at and the team something to strive for.

It is absolutely not set in stone. But it does confirm that Morris is the QB, and as I promised before, I am totally on board.

Surprises? Kirby, Davon Johnson, and pleasantly... Gabe Terry with the 2nd team.

Keep it up.

"Guys do not read into the depth chart, this is the 1st scrimmage Coach Golden has a Masters in Sports Psychology."

+5000, although this is good fun.

86Cane


Is any Canespacers going to the Bethune Cookman game and also is any Canespacers doing Duffy's that Friday night or staying at the Hampton Inn besides myself.

Posted by: Tsully76 | August 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM

YES to all of the above.

1. OcalaCane is going with his son.
2. I am also going and staying at The Hampton Inn.
3. Duffy's on University in Plantation on Friday night at 6 PM. Wear Canespace.

myndraize

Good luck to Rico Williams getting pass Hamilton,Hoilett,and McCord he'll have to work his azz off.

myndraize

Davon Johnson!What happen to Robert Lockart?

86Cane

TWITTER UPDATRES:

Jedd said no separation between QB Dewey and QB Crow for third string right now. Fisch also clear that Morris will be the starter against BC.

CB Howard in black jersey despite being listed at #2 on new depth chart.

LB Kirby was injured in the scrimmage. Extent is still unknown but COULD be serious?

LB Johnson wearing yellow no contact jersey today at practice also injured during scrimmage.

OT Seantrel Henderson in full pads today.

DL/LB Kelvin Cain has not practiced in a week due to injury. CB Larry Hope and Corey King alos in Red jerseys today.

86Cane

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher calls marijuana use on college campuses an “epidemic” and believes colleges should create a better support system to help troubled athletes, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

“(Schools must) understand every situation where a kid comes from, what his environment is, what’s the atmosphere, what kind of trauma did that young man experience as a kid,” Fisher said. “Is alcohol, drugs, those kinds of things constantly in his life from the time he remembers.

“The infrastructure of a program is the secret to it all. Everybody has Xs and Os, but it’s building a support system around those kids off the field to help them in different ways, to give them support in different ways, to give them treatment in different ways.”

Florida State’s Greg Reid and LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu, two of the nation’s top returning cornerbacks, were recently kicked off their teams for repeated violations, some involving marijuana.

LB

"Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher calls marijuana use on college campuses an “epidemic."

Try banning that stuff in Eugene. They'll riot, Nike money or not.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/7819621/ncf-oregon-ducks-deny-drug-culture-eugene-espn-magazine

"Two years ago, star QB Jeremiah Masoli (now in the Canadian Football League) was dismissed after, among other transgressions, being cited for possession during a traffic stop. One of the more memorable incidents happened in June, when Oregon state police pulled over a Nissan Altima after clocking it at 118 mph about 45 miles north of Eugene on Interstate 5. The car, which carried three passengers, smelled of pot, according to the police report. At the wheel was Cliff Harris, Oregon's standout cornerback/punt returner on the team that lost the 2010 national championship game to Auburn; also in the car was Ducks starting QB Darron Thomas.

"Who's got the marijuana in the car?" asked the officer, who would later note Harris looked tired and that his eyes were "blown."

Harris' reply? "We smoked it all."
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/06/us-usa-marijuana-oregon-idUSBRE8650VX20120706
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Sometimes... the need for weed, the compulsion for the bong is so strong that it gets BIBLICAL.

http://utahpolicy.com/view/full_story/19788368/article-Using-the-Bible-to-Argue-for-Marijuana-Legalization?instance=today_home_policy

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Yet, there is profit.

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2012/08/11/washington-legalizing-marijuana-could-bring-in-2b-over-5-years/

86Cane

Coach Al Golden said there are no games being played to motivate players.

“I’m not one of those ploy guys,” Golden said. “It is what it is. The problem is we have guys who think it is something that it isn’t. ‘Oh they’re going to play me anyway.’ It’s really not. As we coaches, this is Practice 13. We’re settling in now. If guys aren’t ready by Saturday, if guys aren’t making moves by Saturday, it’s over. After that, it’s time to move. We’re really not into playing games. You guys ask a lot of questions about a lot of guys that … we coach the guys who are out here every day and the guys who are dependable and reliable. That’s who we want to play with.”

Tsully76

Great stuff 86. I will see you and OcalaCane there on September 14th. Of course I will be rocking the Canespace t-shirt.

86Cane

FROM CASAGRANDE AT THE SS:

•On freshman wide receiver Robert Lockhart: “He has to pick up the offense better. Robert is talented. Robert is going to be a good player. Everybody learns at different speeds, different levels and everybody makes an impact at different times. We just have to get Robert gradually trending towards making an impact for the team.” Lockhart didn’t make a catch in the scrimmage and wasn’t listed on the depth chart after earning strong reviews early in camp.

86Cane

MORE FORM THE SUN SENTINEL:

•Linebacker Thurston Armbrister, a newly named starter, was back on the field after missing a few practices with an injury.
•Linebacker Gionni Paul, who also missed several practices last week, was back on the field today.
•The bad news on the linebacker front? Backup middle linebacker Raphael Kirby “got banged up in the scrimmage,” Golden said and did not practice Tuesday. “As soon as we find out what his status is, we’ll release that. That’s all I can say right now,” Golden said.
•Jimmy Gaines “will have a dual role” at inside and outside linebacker.


READ MORE HERE:

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2012/08/al-golden-not-playing-games-with-depth-chart.html

longtimecanefan

be interesting to see how the next few weeks play out with the depth chart. Alot of freshman and sophmore's in the mix.

Hassan

AG
"From a competitive standpoint, from an energy standpoint, from earning it every day, it’s amazing to me as young as we are in relative to last year that this team so much more mature football-wise from a football intelligence standpoint and a practice standpoint."

That says a lot about the MNW crew


O Donnell Played HS last year at 220ish and Reported to UM at 240 is up to 245 now and has a goal of at least 255. he is 6'6 and fast so he will be a force in the future.

Hassan

LOL this kid will be a beast

Freshman LB Gabe Terry “is going to be a football player,” says Golden. “He doesn’t know whether the ball is stuffed or pumped, but he flies around, he plays with energy, relentless in pursuit, and needs to start to understand the defense and being the right position, but with those characteristics we’ll find ways to get him on special teams. As he grows his role will increase.” Golden and Terry, who is 6-foot-3 and just over 200 pounds, are both reminded that former UM great Ray Lewis was a 200-pound freshman linebacker at one point. “I’m not worried about his weight,” Golden said. “I’m just worried about if he understands the defense and where he needs to be.”

Hassan

DeQuan Ivery was incorrectly listed as the starter on one of DT positions, when in reality he should be the #3 on the first DT position; Olsen Pierre should be the starter on the second DT.

UpNorthCane27

whtas up guys....

Finished my first Fantasy Football draft, what do you guys think?

QB: Peyton manning, Jay Cutler
RB: Steven jackson, Peyton Hillis, Lagarette Blount, Jahvid Best
WR: Fitzgerald, DeZ Bryant, Jordy Nelson, Randy moss, Marques Colston, Devon bess, and Alshon jeffrey
TE: Rob Gronkowski
K: Rob Bironas
Def: Green bay

herbieibis

Depth chart news, is nothing but propaganda. It's stuff for us to talk about and news papers to write about. It's like watching a nascar race. One guy leads at lap 100 & by lap 200 he in 20 place and by races end he's back in the top 10. I don't care who's doing what now or what Goldie's motives are, I just want to see results on the field. Consistency, is what starting is all about. Knowing your job and performing. Anybody can have a bad game, practice or scrimmage but you have 2 many, you'll get banished to the bench. As far as the defense goes, it will probably take the better part of a month into the season before we'll start to see who rises to the top and is consistent.

86Cane

There’s a depth chart correction. Amidst the editing process, DeQuan Ivery was incorrectly listed as the starter on one of DT positions, when in reality he should be the #3 on the first DT position; Olsen Pierre should be the starter on the second DT.

I apologize for the erroneous information.

Chris Yandle
Director of Communications | University of Miami Athletics

86Cane

GOLDEN: “It’s hard for me to say Seantrel, with no practices, can perform better than Ereck Flowers and Jermaine Johnson. It’s hard for anybody to say that. He needs to go perform. Flowers is playing really well right now — so well that he’s beating out Jermaine Johnson who is having a great camp.”

orange 'n green in the vein

So Pierre, who's magically 41 pounds heavier than he was listed at last year, is so far the best DT over two highly touted prospects in Robinson and Grimble? Sure, no games being played at all with the depth chart.

raizecane

Last time I stayed at the Hapmton Inn.....things got a little crazy. So with that being said, i look forward to going back. :-)

badbart43

For me, the floor is 7-5 and the ceiling is as high as 12-0....seriously....the toughest games have gone our way in the past and the ball has bounced our way before. If EVERYTHING went right, 12-0.....I am gonna go with 10-2....Loss to either VT or FSU (I think we get one of these) and a loss to someone that we shouldn't lose to, since that has been the norm recently.

In Golden We Trust!!!

raizecane


whtas up guys....

Finished my first Fantasy Football draft, what do you guys think?

QB: Peyton manning, Jay Cutler
RB: Steven jackson, Peyton Hillis, Lagarette Blount, Jahvid Best
WR: Fitzgerald, DeZ Bryant, Jordy Nelson, Randy moss, Marques Colston, Devon bess, and Alshon jeffrey
TE: Rob Gronkowski
K: Rob Bironas
Def: Green bay

Posted by: UpNorthCane | August 14, 2012 at 11:34 AM

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I'll give you a B-. If healthy, your QB's s/b fine. Not liking your RB position. WR's could be your difference maker. Your TE is a BEAST. Kickers are a dime a dozen. Green bay will have a top 10 defense but I prefer San Fran, Houston, Steelers...

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