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October 16, 2012

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86Cane

Has anybody seen a football around here?

86Cane

Yeah, I am not a REAL Canes fan because I ONLY go to baseball, basketball and football games from living three hours away. Yeah, I totally hate the Canes.

Just HATE them. I am a bad fan (slap, slap)

Karl

Alright, alright.

86Cane

UM Baseball Schedule:

http://www.hurricanesports.com/SportSelect.dbml?&&DB_OEM_ID=28700&SPID=103774&SPSID=658421

Hassan

FIF

86Cane

UM vs FAU in Boca 2/20/13.

BE THERE!

WWIN

Hey what the hell happened, what I miss??? Lol

Zakkee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exAFPvmlRHk&feature=related

One of my favorite songs by Phoenix covered by this dude Will. Its extremely relevant to our predicament as UM fans/bloggers right now.

I imagine Old Skool and Ms. Feliciano will appreciate lol!

WWIN

Why hasn't anyone called for ray Lewis to join the staff if he retires? Imagine the motivational speeches that he could give to players and recruits!

Posted by: Tonycane | October 16, 2012 at 08:57 PM

Don't need to, you better believe he'll be around a lot when his son gets here

panamacitycane

I know ray lewis will be around..can you imagine though..I mean watch how the ravens defense crumbled after he left the field the other day..im not saying it was soley cause he was gone but that dude is a great leader and knows the game of football better then probably anyone in the NFL right now.

86Cane

Stats for the blog last four games:

5000

4900

6500

3400

86Cane

Going to Tampa tomorrow.

See U in the 813...

Dude on a Pale Horse

I think the dems have won the last 2 debates but really let Romney in the door with the 1st debate.

As far as Canes go... What hasn't been said already? Jeez! The problem is we have no Andre Johnsons or Kellen Winslows or Edgerrin James. No 1st rounders on O. Defense? No playmakers there either. We are not stacked with NFL guys right now. That's not to say some of these guys can't be developed into that... but they aren't there now. I'm not gonna hold my breath on the defense improving. But we play the game to win. I know we won't beat FSU, but that's why we play, to try. I hope we win. It would change a lot about this year so far. We can win our next 2 if we play perfect. I haven't seen anything that says we will. Just hoping for 6 wins this year, great recruiting and light sanctions.

Panamacitycane

I'm just hoping that the coaches have something up their sleeves with all these changes they are making. At this point any change has to be good..right? We need to go to a drive the field in bits eat the clock offense and stop with the constant deep pass.. Get these wide receivers comfortable and regain their confidence, and keep our defense off the field and just hope to get points on the board and some key turnovers and we could be in business. They are a complete team but are beatable. Against Clemson and south Florida they were exposed. Nc state played harder and the rest of their games were gimmes. As a canes fan of course I want to beat fsu more then anything but this year if they can do this it will go down as one of the best of all time and will be a swing in the right direction.

TonyCane

Miami Hurricanes after 7 games since 1994:

Year: Record PF PA
1994: 7-1, 243-80
1995: 4-3, 190-137
1996: 5-2, 192-85
1997: 3-4, 193-192
1998: 5-2, 260-147
1999: 4-3, 206-148
2000: 7-1, 315-136
2001: 8-0, 307-65 (NC)
2002: 8-0, 302-124 (NC*)
2003: 8-0, 253-107
2004: 7-1, 243-130
2005: 7-1, 213-97
2006: 5-2, 164-89
2007: 4-3, 166-144
2008: 4-3, 228-170
2009: 5-2, 211-165
2010: 5-2, 209-127
2011: 4-3, 206-150
2012: 4-3, 196-226

After 7 games, offense has regressed to the lowest point output since 2007.

And for the heck of it, let's throw in a few other by comparison:

TEXAS
1994: 6-1, 201-145
1995: 6-1, 216-162
1996: 4-3, 240-163
1997: 3-4, 190-261
1998: 5-2, 281-210 (Mack Brown's 1st year)
1999: 5-2, 262-137
2000: 6-1, 254-133
2001: 6-1, 269-92
2002: 6-1, 227-96
2003: 5-2, 282-174
2004: 6-1, 246-97
2005: 7-0, 326-101 (NC)
2006: 6-1, 299-96
2007: 5-2, 246-144
2008: 7-0, 337-123
2009: 7-0, 293-95
2010: 4-3, 165-141
2011: 4-3, 223-152
2012: 4-2, 255-195 (6 games)

I would note that Mack Brown's early years were helped by sensational recruiting classes coupled with incredibly weak schedules that left Oklahoma as the only credible competition. The only semi-difficult out of conference game played between 1998 and 2005 was a series with Arkansas. Otherwise the normal out of conference saw the Longhorns against Sam Houston State, Rice, and North Texas.

And Notre Dame, over the same time period:

1994: 4-3, 185-148
1995: 5-2, 229-175
1996: 5-2, 217-127
1997: 2-5, 132-159
1998: 6-0, 200-141
1999: 4-3, 213-161
2000: 5-2, 199-141
2001: 5-2, 146-115
2002: 6-0, 158-84
2003: 2-5, 114-195
2004: 5-2, 180-132
2005: 5-2, 265-177
2006: 6-1, 202-159
2007: 1-6, 80-199
2008: 5-2, 186-131
2009: 5-2, 210-169
2010: 4-3, 190-161
2011: 4-3, 211-157
2012: 6-0, 164-52 (6 games)

And finally Temple, after 7 games:

1994: 1-6, 173-241
1995: 1-6, 130-251
1996: 0-7, 140-244
1997: 2-5, 110-227
1998: 1-6, 140-226
1999: 1-6, 80-194
2000: 4-3, 192-155
2001: 2-5, 127-207
2002: 2-5, 156-203
2003: 1-6, 137-223
2004: 1-6, 135-254
2005: 0-7, 66-331
2006: 0-7, 50-338 Al Golden's 1st year
2007: 2-5, 139-214
2008: 2-5, 120-135
2009: 5-2, 182-139
2010: 5-2, 177-165
2011: 5-2, 220-57
2012: 3-2, 135-112 (5 games)

Felipe

Yeah, I am not a REAL Canes fan because I ONLY go to baseball, basketball and football games from living three hours away. Yeah, I totally hate the Canes.

Just HATE them. I am a bad fan (slap, slap)

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2012 at 09:48 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if this stemmed from someone dogging you for taking off the homer glasses and looking objectively at the situation, and said individual responding with "then you're just not a REAL fan like I am."

Nothing stands more in the way of resolution and progress than sheer blind foolishness of those who go about things unquestioningly, almost indifferent to real world consequences and results.

Couple of high profile sites (obv not the Space) were all about Randy Shannon until the South Florida game, then summarily got on board and joined the criticism as if they were always in agreement after doing whatever they could to put down and snuff out any and all sources of dissent in the ranks of the fans. And I'm not talking about those who just wanted the situation to play out for a couple of years. Of course RS earned that.

...because THATS being a true fan and all. The hell is that?

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That said, simply saying "I know it's brutal, but this is a long-term investment with some short-term costs to our reputation" goes MUCH, much further than an attempt to put lipstick on a pig like that PC article did.

Felipe

I should have stated "finding solutions" not "resolution", and "not talking about the Space" instead of "not the Space obv."

Meaningless post hoc errata corrections at 1:26am for the win.

Felipe

Love your posts TonyCane. Love that stuff.

TonyCane

Thanks Felipe.

Looking at Temple...just how awful was the mess that Al Golden came into in 2006?

Like Temple, I think it will take three seasons before we really see the fruits of what Golden will bring. Temple was literally rock bottom, and unlike in Miami he could not go and sign a highly ranked class in year two that he could start as freshmen. Simply impossible at Temple to see a turnaround in the second year. It does start to show in year three.

I think the turnaround in Miami would have shown itself this year had a few players elected to stay or not eliminated themselves. Olivier Vernon, Ray Ray Armstrong, and Marcus Forston would have helped considerably on defense. Tommy Streeter and Lamar Miller would have been an absolute boost to this offense, and Brandon Washington would have fortified the OL. The five early departures plus Armstrong robbed the team of its best upperclass talent and set this team back a year.

TonyCane

Now that I look at it a little further, between the graduations, early departures, and eliminations we took a huge hit off of last year's team. More than most teams normally take:

Starters gone from 2011:
QB: Jacory Harris (graduated)
WR: Travis Benjamin (graduated)
WR: Tommy Streeter (early departure)
HB: Lamar Miller (early departure)
LG: Harland Gunn (graduated)
C: Tyler Horn (graduated)
RG: Brandon Washington (early departure)


Only 4 out of 11 starters on offense returned.

On defense:
DE: Olivier Vernon (early departure)
DT: Micanor Regis (graduated)
DT: Marcus Fortson (early departure)
DE: Adawale Ojome (graduated)
OLB: Sean Spence (graduated)
CB: JoJo Nicholas (graduated)
SS: Ray Ray Armstrong (left team)
CB: Lee Chambers (graduated)

And only 3 of 11 remain on defense.

canezilla

UM vs FAU in Boca 2/20/13.

BE THERE!

Posted by: 86Cane | October 16, 2012 at 09:57 PM
U KNO IT

86Cane

"After 7 games, offense has regressed to the lowest point output since 2007."

Yet Jedd Fisch is a genius and D'No must go?

Hold your assessments until the end of this season then we will decide.

BTW...who are the Legends of the Fall so far?

pbcfrcane13

Got to be morris and eh for me with ej as the freshman of the year and the assistant coach would go to.....ummm Art.

pbcfrcane13

Stupid phone.

Offense: Morris
Defense: EJ44
Freshman:EJ44
Assistant: Art

Dude on a Pale Horse

Offense: Morris
Defense: Johnson
Freshman: Duke Johnson
Coach: Art Kehoe

Dude on a Pale Horse

Defense would have been Perryman burt he has missed games.

canezilla

OFFENSE:NOBODY

DEFENSE:NOBODY

Ohio_Cane

Wow, I know I posted this already before, but now it's made national news: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/highschool-prep-rally/top-rb-stops-one-yard-short-end-zone-184311063.html

Kids around this area generally barely make the local paper, just FYI.

Except for Joey Galloway and Tim Spencer. Lol

canesteeler

Heading to Pittsburgh for a wedding and on to Cincy for the Steeler game sunday night. I won't physically be at the game but I will still be rooting like a mofo for a miracle. I would love to have ray Lewis actively involved with the program and Gino Toretta as the AD.

canesteeler

Ohio that story brings tears to my eyes. What a wonderful expression of caring by that young man!

Tonycane

It's not an assessment, it's fact. Due to the last two games our pt total is the lowest in 5 seasons. And two weeks ago, after 5 games I pointed out that this was our highest pt total since 2003. Just showing the numbers in this case, not making judgments.

Ohio_Cane

Ohio that story brings tears to my eyes. What a wonderful expression of caring by that young man!

Posted by: canesteeler | October 17, 2012 at 09:47 AM
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I've been trying to get Golden to recruit this kid! Lol

canesteeler

Tony the offense has looked like shit for the past two weeks.

orange 'n green in the vein

The offense has played the two best defensive units it has to date all season these past two weeks also.

I got no problem with the guy who's getting his side of the ball to set the right kind of records here and there, the guy getting his side of the ball setting the wrong kind of records constantly needs to go spend a lot more time with his family and make sure they like him instead of continuing to steal UM's athletic department money through his paycheck.

pbcfrcane13

Morris is out practing today per SMD at the Herald.

The Brown Recluse

Jed Fisch needs to pick an offensive personality and stick with it. His offense is very much (in my opinion) like Patrick Nix's. The only difference is that Morris is a better QB than Marve and Jacory ever were. He does not get a pass as far as I am concerned. I can see Fisch getting offered a job at the NFL level (Qb coach) in maybe the next year or two, because of the work that he has done with Morris.
I have to be honest in saying that I don't care for No'D. Especially after he allegedly stated that he didn't care what the fans thought. Let me tell you people something. The Canes are the most hated college football team on the planet! Without the fans, especially fans that are not alumni (like me) the Canes would not have a fan base! I spend time screaming at No'D's defense on TV every Saturday, and hard earned money for merchandise and tickets whenever the Canes come to Atlanta. Screw you No'D!!!
News flash: Butch Davis is not coming back to Coral Gables. UM will never attract a big name coach as long as Donna Shalala is at the helm. Shalala is clearly not a fan of winning athletics, and I believe she may be Thad Foote in drag. Get leadership in there that actually cares about academics AS WELL as athletics...

canezilla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HELimO77JY8

UMike

I'm not an offensive guru or anything...but there are times Fisch is just to predictable. Against UNC they had this formation where 3 recievers shifted to a side to make a bunch/triangle...and every time it was a pitch to duke...after the third time , I saw that formation and told migh son "pitch to duke"...it a normal guy like me knew what was coming..I'm pretty sure unc did lol

CGNC

Happy Wednesday people! Ugh this day is dragging

raizecane

Have things gone down hill for Armstrong or what?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/17/us/lance-armstrong-doping/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Ohio_Cane

Cassagrande - Watch video of Stephen Morris dropping back, throwing passes at Wednesday practice. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-blog/sfl-stephen-morris-practices-before-fsu-game-20121017,0,7690940.story

Canezitis

Enjoy the process, life is hard enough to hang your happiness on a bunch of kids playing a sport .

" Love is my religion"
B. Marley

Canezitis

Correction: Z. Marley

Ohio_Cane

*OFF TOPIC*

Hilarious!!

http://profootballmock.com/?p=5438

orange 'n green in the vein

Well, Morris avoided an amputation, looks like he'll get a chance to win this game with his arm, QB draw plays only from the six to eight yard line please and slide, always slide.

WWIN

OGV,

Have you proposed to yo gf yet? If no, why not??

The Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 17, 2012 at 01:21 PM

That is REALLY funny.

86Cane

Love this blog. That is all.

dj moonbat

Jed Fisch needs to pick an offensive personality and stick with it. His offense is very much (in my opinion) like Patrick Nix's.

Posted by: The Brown Recluse | October 17, 2012 at 11:06 AM


If you mean he has some screen plays in there, I guess that's right.

I don't want an offense to have personality. I want an offense to score points, because the people in charge use the number of points to figure out who wins the games.

Jedd Fisch's offense is scoring points. Because fan memory isn't very long, everybody is using UNC as their proof that the offense is anemic. But they are averaging 27.9 PPG, including games against Notre Dame (the No. 2 scoring D) and KSU (No. 19).

86Cane

DJ...u are wrong. Read what Tony posted and what I wrote after the unc game.

86Cane

Miami scored 7 and 3 against ksu and ND. How is that winning football?

Felipe

Is our team really that bad that we have to resort to talking about these idiots?

Posted by: LB | October 17, 2012 at 03:45 PM

Hahah well said. And I testify in front of the state leg tomorrow. (Don't ask)

Back to the truly entertaining stuff:

I'd say

Offense: Morris
Defense: EJ44
(True) Freshman: Duke Johnson
Coach: Art

Felipe

I think we can at least all agree that Jedd Fisch's offense has potential to be lights out at some point but is regressing right now, right?

As compared to Nix et al who showed no such potential that I can ever recall believing in.

raizecane

Canezilla - I appreciate the youtube link showing the Miami / FSU games. But watching the Miami of back then only depresses me more about our Canes of today and of the last 8-9 years.

canezilla

SORRY RAIZE WAS JUST TRYING TO CHEER EVERYONE UP.CAUSE ALL I SEE ON HERE IS A BUNCH OF POLITCAL GARBAGE!!!! FSU IS IN TOWN GIRLS..GET UP AND GET READY MY CREW IS READY TO RUSH THE GATES.CHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGE

dj moonbat

DJ...u are wrong. Read what Tony posted and what I wrote after the unc game.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 17, 2012 at 06:37 PM


I'm not going to back through 300+ comments to verify or disprove something you, or anybody else, wrote.

Jedd Fisch, in his second year, is averaging 28 points per game. His offense has broken a team/conference record this year. If you want to believe he still stinks, that's your prerogative. I don't have any interest in changing your mind.

What is not, at all, open for debate, is that this team's REAL problem is defense. D'Onofrio's defense is surrendering 37.6 points per game.

The ease with which the defense gives up points has routinely put the offense in spots where it was forced to play predictably -- and being predictable, while it helps in "establishing a personality," is not good for actually moving the football and scoring points.

The offense is right in the middle of the pack nationwide in scoring, and is 24th in offensive yardage. Not great, but hardly the hallmarks of incompetence, especially on an offense with so many new starters at skill positions.

The defense, however, is incompetent, and the incompetence is making the offense's job harder.

I personally don't have an axe to grind against Golden/D'Onofrio's D. I suspect it can be made to work. But it almost never works right now, as opposed to Fisch's offense, which works about average (but has actually set an ACC record in one game!).

So, look, complain about whatever, and whomever, you want. But if both Miami's coordinators were fired tomorrow, I feel pretty sure that Fisch gets better job offers.

SOUP

Moonpie...look nobody is tryingto say that D'No should be voted the DCOTY, I am NOT arguing that, that would be silly.

But everyone give Fisch a pass and praise.

AS Tony posted the scoring through seven games is the LOWEST SINCE 2007.

AS I said Miami has lost three games. When you score 3, 7 or 14 points U can't win no matter how good or bad your defense is.

Those are FACTS U can't argue.

SOUP

Tony...I am sorry U mis-read my earlier comment. I was referring to others and NOT you when I made that comment about "Hold your assessments until the end of the season."

I know U were just posting FACTS and no passing judgement on the UM offense or defense. And BTW I love your scoring stats comments, they are EXCELLENT.

orange 'n green in the vein

It's pretty safe to argue that ND and UNC represent two of the upper quarter of the defensive corps for opponents this year.

It's safe to assume the same for the upper third.

FSU is probably the best on the schedule on that side of the ball so Jedd's probably going to call 24+ points a great day if he can get his charges to generate that total Saturday. I mean, NC State put up a whole 17 after all.

dj moonbat

AS I said Miami has lost three games. When you score 3, 7 or 14 points U can't win no matter how good or bad your defense is.

Those are FACTS U can't argue.

Posted by: SOUP | October 17, 2012 at 08:32 PM


Nonsense. If your defense is so good that the other team cannot score, you cannot lose. You will win, so long as your offense or special teams do not give up any scoring.

SOUP

MoonDance...go back and look up how many games UM has won when scoring 3, 7, or 14 points or less. Go ahead, I'll wait...

SOUP

FullMoon...is that REALLY what U think? U are saying that the UM D should just go ahead and shut out EVERY opponent EVERY time out so then we would win EVERY game?

LMAO!

orange 'n green in the vein

I know you didn't ask me Charlie Brown but I think a UM defense shouldn't concede anything to the opponent, not a point, yard, foot, inch. Take the last three back away from the other team.

dj moonbat

FullMoon...is that REALLY what U think? U are saying that the UM D should just go ahead and shut out EVERY opponent EVERY time out so then we would win EVERY game?

LMAO!

Posted by: SOUP | October 17, 2012 at 08:42 PM


No (but it would be nice). You just said that a team can't win if it only scores 3, 7, or 14 points. Of course, that's not true. A team can win with any number of points above zero, IF the defense can pitch a shutout (and the offense/special teams don't give up scores of their own).

You're saying, in effect, "Miami only has three losses. In all three, Miami's scoring was low. Miami has an offense problem."

I'm saying, "Miami has a defense that gives up 37.5 PPG. We're lucky we have an offense with enough raw firepower to have salvaged some of those wins on that schedule."

Sure, Miami lost three games when its offensive output was lower than average. But two of those three games were f***ing shellackings -- woodshed beatings where the opponent laid 45+ on us.

With a defense this bad, we are very fortunate that we have any wins other than Bethune Cookman right now.

Jedd Fisch's offense shows potential, but occasionally underperforms. That can be said of a lot of offenses, and people looking for the hidden key to why Miami is losing are being silly if they're pointing at the offense.

SOUP

Moon River...NO, U have it wrong again. I agree with U about the D BUT I am saying it is BOTH:

You're saying, in effect, "Miami only has three losses. In all three, Miami's scoring was low. Miami has an offense problem."

I'm saying, "Miami has a defense that gives up 37.5 PPG. We're lucky we have an offense with enough raw firepower to have salvaged some of those wins on that schedule."

SOUP

Simple logic

Posted by: Zakkee | October 17, 2012 at 09:06 PM

No offense Zakkee, but U wouldn't know logic IF it bit U on the nose.

I'm jus sayin...

SOUP

OGV...I never asked U. Your lean is so far to the right against D'no and Golden it is amazing that U can still walk upright!

SOUP

UM Baseball Schedule:

http://www.hurricanesports.com/SportSelect.dbml?&&DB_OEM_ID=28700&SPID=103774&SPSID=658421

Zakkee

This happens every time the Canes begin to lose. The distraction (a justifiably great distraction if I may say so--which is Hurricane football) begins to lose its appeal and we begin to address the real issues around Us. Don't run...its natural progression.

U don't have to believe or agree with what someone says, but why does it hurt so much to listen? If you're right---then why avoid?

If the truth was with you then you would have NO choice but to spread it...and listen...and help others understand it.

It is a duty and responsibility that we cannot evade (pursuit of the truth).

dj moonbat

Moon River...NO, U have it wrong again. I agree with U about the D BUT I am saying it is BOTH:

Posted by: SOUP | October 17, 2012 at 09:08 PM


Well, yeah, I get what you're saying. My reading comprehension is pretty good. I'm saying it's NOT both, unless you're holding them both to a pretty high standard.

I'm holding them to this standard: what's reasonable to expect from a program that recruits well, but has had significant problems maintaining continuity in its coaching staff, and is fielding a LOT of young (but talented) players?

I expect them to have flaws, but not to just flat-out stink (at least not very often). I expect them to show "flashes of potential." If they aren't doing that, it just takes all the fun right out of watching the program rebuild.

Fisch's O is average, with spurts of excellence that it can't sustain for very long. D'No's D is almost as bad as any in the country, with lengthy stretches of horrible. In short, Fisch's O is meeting or exceeding my expectations, and D'Onofrio's D is not coming even close.

If Fisch's offense is playing like this next year, I'll start to be worried about that side of the ball. But average with occasional flashes of excellence is A-OK in my book, given the realities of UM football over the last decade.

SOUP

In short, Fisch's O is meeting or exceeding my expectations, and D'Onofrio's D is not coming even close.

Posted by: dj moonbat | October 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM

I agree with U that D'No's defense is not even coming close to meeting expectations.

But if scoring 3, 7 or 14 points in BIG games "meets your expectations" then that is where we differ.

Jack

Canes D will improve the rest of the way! Canes will finish strong!!

Jerry

Well Jack my friend I dont mean any disrespect but being 118 of 120 teams there is no other way to go!!! the question is WHEN!!!

SOUP

MIKE JAMES: 1,000-YARD RUSHER

• Senior RB Mike James became the 38th 1,000-yard rusher in program history in Miami’s loss Oct. 6 against Notre Dame at Chicago’s Soldier Field. After his career-best 96-yard performance in Miami’s 18-14 loss to North Carolina, James now has 1,121 career rushing yards and 15 rushing TDs.

4-Real

Good 4 James, & it only took him 4 years 2 get there! Lol

CoCane

I agree with DJ. The offense has shown flashes of being unstoppable. The same defense that shut out FSU in the 2nd half got torched by our offense. As a matter of fact, the offense has torched 4 out of 7 opponents & did put up 400 yards on UNC. The only team that didn't rack up 450+ on the defense was BETHUNE COOKMAN. Also, the offense had to replace more play makers than the defense.

I feel ya DJ

canezilla

MoonDance...go back and look up how many games UM has won when scoring 3, 7, or 14 points or less. Go ahead, I'll wait...

Posted by: SOUP | October 17, 2012 at 08:39 PM
WHAT ABOUT THAT BARN BURNER UP IN TAMPA LAST YEAR...

BigWindyCane1

The Canes are young and inconsistent. The defense should play better, and there is really no excuse for the way they have played this year. However, I think the underperforming Canes D will eventually play a lot better this year and next.

The offense, I am pleased with Morris and the offensive line. The Canes offense has been hurt by inconsistent WR and TE play (drops, bad route-running), and Duke's injury has slowed the offense as well. Duke is the most explosive player on offense, and one of the most explosive players in the ACC. When Duke is 100%, the Canes are a better offense.

Canes still have some tough games ahead. If the Canes can find a way to win at least 1 of their next 2 games and stay competitive, they have a good shot at winning their first-ever coastal division title and for a young team to take a true step forward under Al Golden.

A precedent-setting Coastal Division championship for the Canes (and keeping Henderson and Linder from bolting to the NFL) will open the door to future dominance through Al Golden's "process."

canezilla

IF HENDERSON LEAVES TO THE NFL THATS A 9TH ROUND ALLDAY.HE BETTER STAY AND TRY AND GET A STARTING SPOT

panamacitycane

I dont care..if any player leaves early from this team to the NFL theu deserve all the failure they get. Im not one of these oh he played at miami so support him type people..you gotta earn my support...would I want them to do well..yeah..do I care or even hope they do? Nope. This team has potential and ive said im tored of the wait till next year excuse but I do believe over the next two years we could be really good if not great...the weapons are loaded golden has to learn how to fire them

LB

"IF HENDERSON LEAVES TO THE NFL THATS A 9TH ROUND ALLDAY.HE BETTER STAY AND TRY AND GET A STARTING SPOT"

Wait. What? Seantrel's leaving? Susan's going to be FURIOUS.

Tonycane

Henderson leaving now is absurd. He literally risks millions by doing so. It seems as logical as Stephen Morris leaving early.

We have to do a better job of keeping our juniors...Miami leads the nation in early departures for the draft. It's cost us a likely national championship in 2003, a potential run in 2004 and 2005, and negatively affected us in other years. No other team has this much turnover!

Ohio_Cane

Basketball - SPORTING NEWS: Miami’s Reggie Johnson shows leaner body, meaner game- http://bit.ly/RGQCLk

LaQuinton

We all know Seantrel is gonna leave....

Ohio_Cane

5* RB Alex Collins (#Canes commit) rated top RB in Florida according to scout.

Ohio_Cane

Recruiting Update: 5-Star LB Matthew Thomas says it all in one simple photograph. http://ow.ly/i/12fOm

Zakkee

Matthew Thomas in UM gear is Simply Beautiful!

dj moonbat

Recruiting Update: 5-Star LB Matthew Thomas says it all in one simple photograph. http://ow.ly/i/12fOm

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM


Now THAT guy looks like a 'Cane linebacker!

Jack

I will not believe a recruit until signing day!

Jerry -

That's my point! They improved against UNC, and played their best Defense of game all year. I EXPECT to see continual improvement.

Ohio_Cane

UM Hall of Fame to add seven new members in 2013 including Ken Dorsey http://bit.ly/XtANvJ

tjl3909

http://nolesports.tallahassee.com/article/20121018/FSU03/310180042/Miami-trip-stirs-memories-Thompson?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|frontpage

Bad memories

raizecane

I think the question now becomes whether we cover the spread or not.....

BigWindyCane-Forecast1

Recruiting Update: 5-Star LB Matthew Thomas says it all in one simple photograph. http://ow.ly/i/12fOm

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 18, 2012 at 11:08 AM

I saw Booker T. Washington play recently, and they are talented, but also a very good group of kids. Matthew Thomas is definitely the best LB I have seen in S. Fla. this year. Thomas is athletic and can move in space, and he can also put his hand down and put a serious rush on the passer.

If Golden can keep our current recruits and get Thomas and Denver Kirkland to commit, it will be a excellent year for Golden and his staff.

LaQuinton

I don't believe a photo at all.. At o'dea 6 years ago Taylor Mays was writing the u alll around school saying he was gonna be the next Sean Taylor and he went to SC .......many kids tell us that.. Then they go to Florida,fsu,bama.. Louisville????

herbieibis

Yes, we had a couple games where the offense, stunk but until last game I'd say it was a matter of dropped passes and penalties that have caused us problems. The UNC game was Jedd's worst game as a coordinator this year. We did have some drops but we played to cautious. He needs to use the TE'S more, more screens and slants and lets use the dam fullback on 3RD or 4TH and one, hell he's 245lbs. Last, okay Wino has sucked recently with FG's but it's hard to pick up 4TH and 8 on a consistent basis, hit or miss kick the dam FG and if you don't have confidence in him put Goudis in.

Old Skool

Jesuit High junior quarterback Vincent Testaverde will get the first start in Friday's district showdown at home against Lakewood.

Testaverde is the son of Heisman Trophy winner and former Buccaneers quarterback Vinny Testaverde, an assistant on the Jesuit staff.

86Cane

Below is the University of Miami’s updated injury report for Saturday’s game vs. Florida State. The next injury report will be released Monday following the Florida State game.

Doubtful

Stephen Morris-Lower Extremity

Surgery/Out for the season:

Ramon Buchanan-Lower Extremity

Malcolm Lewis-Lower Extremity

Sean McNally-Lower Extremity

Ben Jones-Lower Extremity


Chris Yandle
Director of Communications | University of Miami Athletics

jiggafras

5 games until the " we are only playing Fr and SOs will be null and void. 5 games and 75% of the team will be Golden's. Lol, use them up now

orange 'n green in the vein

Well, the injury report was due today and Morris is doubtful, which means Friday he'll be up to probable, add those all up and it = 'game time decision.'

86Cane

Just heard that overall UM does NOT look sharp in practice this week.

Who does look good? Scout teamers RB Danny Dillard and WR D'Mauri Jones .

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