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August 01, 2012

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THE MAN

Dare I say, First!

UMike

Jon Beason

thefishu8

Kyle Wright (sorry)

86Cane

FSU dismissed DB Greg Reid

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 01, 2012 at 08:48 AM

Oh my! Puff, puff...pass.

86Cane

Mark my words, after Morris is gone my boy Crow is gonna give Olsen some serious comp 4 the starting job, vault it!!

Posted by: 4-Real | August 01, 2012 at 06:09 PM

Your boy Crow?

Don't even try it, I called that MONTHS ago.

86Cane

Surprisngly enough Palatka has some pretty good seafood. Apparently it comes out of Jax and Cedar Key. Not too shabby.

Old Skool

Did you eat at the old diner on the main drag in town? Going in there was like stepping back in time.

86Cane

Skool..YES! Fried scallops (must be in season?) are every where U go and I must have eaten a 100 of them between last night and tonight. Don't be jealous.

86Cane

WURD ON DA SKREETZ IZ...

1. You got them * gazers dyin over what USC is gettin for next class. Reminder on who the f coaches that team and hes nothin more then what f boi Zook is.

2. Clemson, f them and that team that coach sucks and will be exposed this season.

3. Someone must be readin the Space cause them boiz at Rivals had an article on that boi Pittman. Sh$# got me crackin.

Jack

UM needs to revamp the stadium! Build seats closer to the field and put on a dome.

LB

"Lb, it takes more than being TALL & WHITE 2 be a Ken Dorsey lol."

First of all, that isn't the eighth time you misquoted me and used my statement out of context. Cut it out. Your "lol's" at the end of your sentences don't make you correct.

Second, bringing race into the discussion is pure idiocy.

Third, height does matter. Ask around.

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"Your boy Crow?

Don't even try it, I called that MONTHS ago."

At least 4.

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"UM needs to revamp the stadium! Build seats closer to the field and put on a dome."

A dome would be freaking AWESOME for bad weather. Are the seats really far away?

The Dude

Kiffin = Zook? STRONGLY disagree, STRONGLY.

pre83

Lane has been around a lot of success, however, he has not found it being the head honcho yet.

Time will tell. As in the words of Denny Green, "If you want to crown his ass, then crown his ass!"

As for me, I'll wait

Willie Will in Nashville

Kiffin = Zook? STRONGLY disagree, STRONGLY.

Posted by: The Dude | August 01, 2012 at 09:21 PM

That's right, Zook has dun more than that idiot!!

herbieibis

It ain't to hard to mess up a group of superstars, I don't even think Kiffen could do that. Hell if we had had a QB that even would have closely resembled Barkley, the last few years, we would of averaged at least 9 wins a year.

CaneRock

Barkley is overhyped, He would've suffered the same fate as Jacory if He would've came here. What makes USC go, is they play defense in a NON-defensive conference, and that ain't sayin' much.

4-Real

Lb ,

1. Your the one that brought up Ken Dorsey.

2. I'm being a REALIST, you're being a RACIST. Why else would you want THIS former Memphis qb 2 start over an ORIGINAL UM QB?

3. U say height does matter? Jacory is 6'4 1/2 . Kyle Wright 6'5 . Kirby Freeman 6'3 . Now what?

4. Check out most of my post about Crow especially AFTER the spring game. Rest of yall bragging bout Dewey cuz he wuz coached by Ty whats-his-face, a legendary interception machine.

Montreal-Cane

Go back to the old design hurricanesports.com


hurricanesports.com added some great features. Awesome! But go back to the previous design....Much better....But keep the new features...Lol...

Chris Freet as of tonight is not listed in the Staff directory. Is he still at the U or they just forgot to put is name...Will probably be corrected very shortly.

4-Real

Stop hatin on Kiffin & USC. No way u can compare Kiffin 2 Zook! Dude entering his 3rd seezun as USC's coach and they're gonna start the seezun atop the polls, despite ALREADY BEING ON PROBATION. I'm not a USC fan but I ain't a hater either.

86Cane

Monty...they must be reading Canespace because they just added Freet's name as #2 under Eichorst!

Montreal-Cane

Wow in a few hours fall practice...It's about time! Go Canes!!!

CaneRock

Conditioning is not "punitive,'' UM Canes coach Golden says; And NCAA hits UCF with sanctions

Just a little more than two days before the Hurricanes take to Greentree Field with Coach Al Golden and company to embark on a new season.

And what a year Golden has been through. He was asked the other day about the things he didn't anticipate a year ago at this time. He got right to some off-the-field issues --NCAA investigation not included.

"The three things that jump out to me that we have identified as areas that we need to make progress in -- and are making progress -- that I would have never guessed going to the University of Miami,'' he said, "are conditioning, strength and nutrition.''
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REST of article here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/07/just-a-little-more-than-two-days-before-the-hurricanes-take-to-greentree-field-with-coach-al-golden-and-company-to-embark-on.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

Hate to double post from the same article, but I wonder how this affects us:

NCAA HITS UCF

The NCAA punished UCF today for recruiting violations and lack of institutional control.

"The case centered on what the committee noted was an ever-increasing problem in college athletics today,'' reported the NCAA, "namely the involvement of outside third parties with prospects and student-athletes. This impermissible activity also resulted in findings of unethical conduct for the former director of athletics [that would be Keith Tribble, former long-time Orange Bowl Committee executive director and ex-Gators football player] and a former assistant football coach [David Kelly] and a failure to monitor by the head men's basketball coach [Donnie Jones].''

86Cane

FALL CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE – WEEK 1

Thu., Aug. 2 – Noon

Heath Coach Al Golden Pre-Camp Press Conference

Edgerrin James Room

Fri., Aug. 3 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice #1

Sat., Aug. 4 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice #2

Sun., Aug. 5 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice #3

Mon., Aug. 6 – 8:20 a.m.

Practice #4

Tue., Aug. 7 – 8:20 a.m.

CoCane

4-Real,

It ain't how u start, it's how u finish. Wait & see if USC lives up to the hype before you rodeo ride Kiffin's d*ck...

86Cane

CoCane...4Real is a blog whore who loves every Tom, Dick and Harry not named Miami Hurricanes. He is by far my LEAST favorite blogger and a potential troll.

CoCane

Lmao ^^^

Cruising

CoCane...4Real is a blog whore who loves every Tom, Dick and Harry not named Miami Hurricanes. He is by far my LEAST favorite blogger and a potential troll.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 01, 2012 at 10:54 PM

You are correct, I agree.

orange 'n green in the vein

That UCF one year bowl ban is a good sign for UM's sanctions. Add in the fact that the NCAA is trying to go round to the former players again means they don't have anything other than immunity offered offenders from the previous coaching staff talking sh!t about their former employer (looking at you Cli(n)t, Aubry, and Jeff) so as long as UM continues to play nice with the investigation by smiling and appearing to do everything in their power to assist where they can but without actually getting their loyal and successful alumni to squeal, one more bowl ban should mean the scholarship reductions will be six or less, in other words the number of scholarship players the NCAA found to have invalidated their eligibility last year when they were forced to admit what went down during the initial investigation or suffer the glue factory heavy handed punishment Aldarious received.

The unnamed AFC scout works for the Dolphins, his evaluation skills are questionable at best. Morris is a poor man's Kenny Kelly (or even homeless man's Ryan Clement) at this point, complete with overconfidence in his physical abilities to bail out his marginal game management and decision making skills. Give me Williams knowing the playbook like the back of his hand and Fisch keeping it dialed in on the play-calling to his strengths any day. I'd be shocked if the WR corps excels at anything but turning medium and short range passes into big gains at this point with the personnel on hand this year anyway, that plays to Williams accuracy and touch in the West Coast offense aspects of the passing game over Morris velocity and questionable route tree mastery but maybe he's gotten significantly better. Gray Crow gets a red-shirt because, well, he needs it.

The Dude

We will see on Lane Kiffin... but I think that guy is as prepared as they come in college football. I think he knows how to run a machine of a college program. Dont get me wrong, hes not likeable. Alot of USC fans hate him, but Saban is a jerk and Meyer is a slimeball and all they do is win, win, win. Ive said this before here to me there are a lot of similarities between Miami and USC. The Don should stop thinking Duke and start thinking USC. Just my 2 cents.

The Dude

I love the stories coming out of the weight room. The more NFL players you have, the more you win. We should be much more athletic and conditioned. Then we just need to play with that Miami speed that no one else has.

The Dude

OGV, you crack me up. Your honesty kills me, your posts are great.

j.w.

OGV- agree with most of what you say in the first paragraph, I'm just not sure if another bowl ban will reduce the scholarship losses or if the NCAA considers them completely separate. Disagree with the Second part. Morris has an NFL arm, Kelly really didn't have a cannon and Clement wasn't even close. Morris has to show a lot of growth to be considered a real NFL prospect (potential starter as opposed to a third stringer). Williams is intriguing for all the reasons you say, I just don't know if he has the leadership skills to manage the game. I'm with you on getting someone in their who makes good decisions, I want the kid who can actually make progressions back there. And I don't care which one it is.

CoCane

If Morris is a poor man's Kenny Kelly, Williams is a rich man's Kirby Freeman. Lol!

So what's a goon to a goblin???

When the most respected senior on offense & a nfl scout both tell you who da man is, respect it. If they see it, I bet Golden does too...

4-Real

Kiffin has the makings of a Jimmy Johnson jr. Boy got swag. Don't give a damn what nobody thinks of him, just care about winning. That's what we've been missing. Just because I give someone props doesn't mean I actually like em. Just ain't a hater. Better yet, let's stop worrying bout the Kiffins & Sabans . Let's see how GOLDEN FINISHES b4 u start swinging on Golden's rod. The Temple days are over. Having said that I honestly feel these young guns gonna make some noise this year. Still ain't sold on D'no.

CEO

Gray Crow gets a red-shirt because, well, he needs it.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 02, 2012 at 12:33 AM

I agree, but next year he will make things VERY interesting at the QB position.

LB

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I lost IQ points debating with a tool.

Moving on.
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CEO, I know Crow works hard... but what does he look like? I really haven't seen him outside of a snap or two. Drop some knowledge.

Old Skool

Great post OGV and some good lines in there too

LB

"That UCF one year bowl ban is a good sign for UM's sanctions. Add in the fact that the NCAA is trying to go round to the former players again means they don't have anything other than immunity offered offenders from the previous coaching staff talking sh!t about their former employer (looking at you Cli(n)t, Aubry, and Jeff) so as long as UM continues to play nice with the investigation by smiling and appearing to do everything in their power to assist where they can but without actually getting their loyal and successful alumni to squeal, one more bowl ban should mean the scholarship reductions will be six or less, in other words the number of scholarship players the NCAA found to have invalidated their eligibility last year when they were forced to admit what went down during the initial investigation or suffer the glue factory heavy handed punishment Aldarious received."

Sounds logical to me. I think UM will be a heavier hand than the NCAA, given that Golden doesn't tolerate nonsense.

LB

"The three things that jump out to me that we have identified as areas that we need to make progress in -- and are making progress -- that I would have never guessed going to the University of Miami,'' he said, "are conditioning, strength and nutrition.''
He mentioned the combination of those three factors "and what it means to our team in terms of how we execute and how we play, perform in the fourth quarter and don't atrophy as the season evolves.
"I'm just saying in particular that teams that really don't have discipline in terms of their strength and conditioning, that really don't pay the price in the whole off-season, have a hard time staying strong and being as strong in November [as] they are in September -- have a hard time finishing games. There were a lot of opportunities where we did not finish.
"It's my team. It's not a function of the players; It's a function of what we demand and expect.''
Golden said he is using a nutritionist, educating players about what they should eat and drink, and monitoring their body weights -- "holding them accountable [and] creating more competition in the weight room.
"We didn't have a bencher [who could lift] over 400 [pounds] a year ago and now we have three. We didn't have anybody who could do 225 [pounds] 30 times, a year ago. Zero. Now we have 11.''
Golden said the players are holding each other accountable in the weight room and "not treating conditioning as punitive."

I can't even imagine how bad it was before... even with what has been divulged privately, and what was inferred. This team needed a physical exorcism.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/07/just-a-little-more-than-two-days-before-the-hurricanes-take-to-greentree-field-with-coach-al-golden-and-company-to-embark-on.html#storylink=cpy

orange 'n green in the vein

CoCane, that most respected senior on offense wouldn't happen to be the back with a career rushing yardage not even to 800 yards yet would he? Guy's a great teammate but he'll be watching #8 play most of the time when UM falls two games back in the division race halfway through October.

Thanks for reminding me that NFL scouts never, ever, whiff on their player evaluations either, right? Morris' best play from scrimmage has always been the hand-off to a healthy Berry or Miller, neither of those calls are in the playbook now. Job's his to lose, obviously, but if he can't hold off a transfer from mighty Memphis TN, then he probably just can't put it together outside of chuck it long and hope your deep threat makes a play.

Besides, Golden shuffled QB's in his winning seasons like a blackjack dealer at Temple so unless he's made a change in his tendencies, the leash isn't going to be very long for either of the guys who ends up the starter on opening day. Plus, Williams is the slightly affluent man's Brock Berlin, CC, get it right.

orange 'n green in the vein

LB, CEO might differ in his opinion, but I know we both agreed Crow didn't look out of place for a guy with a month of college experience in the spring game, which is really all you can ask for at that juncture from him. He'll need time to adjust to the speed of the defense and the reduced margin for error with his passes at this level, but at first blush, he reminds me of a young, in-your-face version of Scott Covington.

Of course, that said, odds are about even right now whether he eventually ends up a TE in a few years but with his work ethic already drawing notice, if somebody does force him to change positions, they're going to have to earn his position spot because a self motivator like that isn't stepping aside for anybody regardless of hype.

LB

"but at first blush, he reminds me of a young, in-your-face version of Scott Covington."

That helps. I know a lot of about Dewey from the press and his association with Detmer. I know a lot about Williams from tape at Memphis and Morris at UM.

I didn't know a lot about Crow (or Thompson).

LB

CEO, I think the current Canes are taking the old school mentality to heart...

"deon bush ‏@deonbushlive2
If you ain't on my team..eff u!!"

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The 7th Floor has some thoughts on the 2012 defense.

http://www.seventhfloorblog.com/2012/8/1/3213637/miami-hurricanes-football-2012-defense

Cruising

CoCane...4Real is a blog whore who loves every Tom, Dick and Harry not named Miami Hurricanes. He is by far my LEAST favorite blogger and a potential troll.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 01, 2012 at 10:54 PM

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Real "manly" of you to say that on a keyboard. Go visit 4-real in person and say it to his face.

The What

That S&C is embarassing. How did we win 6 games last year. Hell how did we win 9 games in Randy's 3rd year. I think back on that and wonder what could've been had the S&C been in place. Goes to show that Miami is never far off from being a contender in college football.

Nice to see the Miami hurricanes site revamped. All the features mentioned above are all nice additions. Especially the chance to watch press conferences and having applications for smartphones and tablets.

4-Real

It's ok Cruising. The CEO ain't all that bad. Yeah sure, he's 4ever calling me a DUMB, STUPID, IGNORANT, MENTALLY CHALLENGED, WORTHLESS BASTARD OF A TROLL THAT HAD NO BUSINESS BEING BORN.......but at least he doesn't insult me :)

LB

"That S&C is embarassing. How did we win 6 games last year. Hell how did we win 9 games in Randy's 3rd year."

I'll try to give it (the 2009 season) a shot. Try. Also keep in mind we had Jimmy Graham.

Miami/FSU is always contentious. It can go either way. The last play of the game (incompletion) could have been caught. Lucky break. FSU found Shannon out and took vengeance in 2010. #1.

Miami generally does well on Thursdays, and plenty of tape was on the triple option. The team was still hungry, and beat a good team (Tech won 11 games). #2.

I was there for Blacksburg. They were cocky and were absolutely murdered in the rain and away from home. AWFUL.

Oklahoma was without Bradford, and Jones was essentially a mere rookie. Even with bad coaching, the Canes were juiced enough to slip a win. #3.

No Miami team, however poorly coached, should lose to FAMU. #4.

Nor should a Miami team lose to UCF. #5.

Clemson games are usually tight. The team lost focus at the end and the Tigers took it in OT.

Wake lost their starting QB and missed a last second 60 yard field goal. #6.

For UVA, see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RidU6ILUQNE
#7.

Butch Davis owned Randy Shannon. Enough said.

Duke and South Florida are what they are. Duke and South Florida. #8 and #9.

Then Wisconsin handed UM consecutive bowl losses.

CoCane

Lmao^^^

Cruising

4-real now that made me lol it was funny 4-real

U showing a lot more class than CEO thats 4 sure

BTW I read on here & I agree with some of our stuff. Kiffin'd building his team the right way. I hope the golden chile is paying attention becuz it's a blueprint 4 what to do now and when sanctions come.

No excuses for Goldie cuz Kiffin'd proved it can be done even with bad sanctions

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