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December 17, 2012

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8th Man in the Box

Uno

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86Cane

Sebastian5706...I fixed the last blog. Please email me to discuss:

canespace86@aol.com

roachcane77

86... check your email.

Nice article. (And title, of course.)

Hope you feel better soon.

Brevardcane

Soup did barrow say if EJ is heading in the right direction now?

Brevardcane

We dont need him missing anymore games

86Cane

Barrow did not mention EJ and I forgot to ask. Prolly confidential anyway.

orange 'n green in the vein

Clinton Portis, upset at this state championship final score.

OGV, not upset at this state championship final score.

This is from Feldman's most recent column;

"From @Frizz527: Is Duke Johnson a dark horse Heisman candidate in 2013?

Johnson should be a legit candidate given how spectacular he was when he was healthy in his true freshman season. Johnson battled turf toe and some other nagging injuries at mid-season. but by November, he was closer to 100 percent and ripped off 100-yard rushing performances in three of Miami's final four games. He averaged 8.8 yards per rush in those games.

Obviously, if a guy is going to be a true Heisman contender, his team needs to be better than 7-5 (see Marqise Lee). The Canes should be improved in 2013, but how much better? Miami returns almost every player of note in 2013. The D, O-line and receivers should be much stronged as should QB Stephen Morris. If they can win more than nine games in 2013, Johnson can certainly be a factor in the Heisman race given his explosiveness and production. Look for him to continue to blossom as he gets bigger and stronger. After the season, a UM staffer remarked how Johnson is as mature as any freshman that he has ever been around. If the Canes become a national factor again, Johnson figures to be the headliner of that resurgence."

Terrance Sullivan

A lot of talent in the
305, 954, and 561. Our Canes gotta get our fair share of the great players outta Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Canes 4 life.

Ohio_Cane

Recruiting update: I'm calling Beau Sandland to UM.

No insider stuff, just listening close and reading between the lines. Would be a HUGE get for Golden and staff.

Ohio_Cane

Recruiting: OL Sonny Odogwu (Prep school) had a great time on his visit this weekend, according to Peter Ariz.

Expect him to commit to Kehoe, who loves him.

CaneRock

What's the word on Finnie?
Is He unofficially kicked off the team, or is it a wait-n-see type deal?
I just figured if He was gonna get kicked off, it would've happened by now, or we would've heard about it by now...

Ohio_Cane

Recruiting: For those worried about Jamal Carter because he visited LSU... Don't.

3 of his closest friends said there's no way he'd flip from UM. Plus 3 coaches met him at the airport before he left.

Love this staff!

Ohio_Cane

Recruiting: After losing AJL to grades (Marshall), the full court press is on Coley. FSU is still the favorite, but I don't doubt him flipping to UM. No lock, but we're in it.

LB

Assuming with what we know holds, this is Golden's third year with his players and we should start to see some tangible results in 2013.

1. We have an excellent out of conference schedule, playing FAU, UF, USF, and FSU's sloppy seconds (Savannah State).

2. The Randy Shannon classes are now out of the UM roster or have transcended into the Golden era.

3. We have a successful QB with a returning offensive line, an awesome tailback, and return 6 of the 8 leading receivers (James and Davon Johnson graduate).

4. The top 5 leading tacklers return (we hope).

- I still don't trust the tight end position. Hello Standish Dobard.
-The "dropped passes" disease which have loomed over the UM program since 2005 needs to be removed from the vocabulary.
- We need a pass rush.
- Replace the kickers.

It could be a very, very interesting year in 2013. It's also the first year when we have an excellent sample of what Golden can really do. Most importantly, the schedule works in his favor as the ACC sucks.

http://www.fbschedules.com/ncaa-13/acc/2013-miami-hurricanes-football-schedule.php

I actually think the ceiling can be as high as 11 games. I also think it's reasonable to put the floor at 8 given the weakness of the conference, though this is extremely early.
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UM better get its BCS mojo on soon, else the BCS may vote to chuck the ACC out of the equation. I actually think Northern Illinois has a shot to beat the Seminoles, given their abysmal record in big games.

Ohio_Cane

CR, I believe it's still a "indefinite suspension" situation as of now

CaneRock

CR, I believe it's still a "indefinite suspension" situation as of now

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 18, 2012 at 09:28 AM

Thanks.

CaneRock

And Ohio_Cane, do you think we land that Michael Parker kid that SOUP brings up from time to time?

I like His size and speed...

Ohio_Cane

And Ohio_Cane, do you think we land that Michael Parker kid that SOUP brings up from time to time?

I like His size and speed...

Posted by: CaneRock | December 18, 2012 at 09:44 AM
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I sure hope so, but it doesn't look great.

Mike was actually brought to our attention months ago when the staff started looking at him before any recruiting sites even had him ranked.

It was info from that "fake hood insider" via email. Cornbread loves this kid.

That's when 86 originally brought it up.

Ohio_Cane

PS - Beau Sandland is announcing his decision between us and ASU tomorrow at 11:30 am. Will post it here when it happens.

Ohio_Cane

Alquadin Muhammed - ND is still the favorite, but the Canes are in it after his visit.

Watch the highlights and feel free to drool about him being opposite Chick/Mccord...

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/videos/_/id/143535/alquadin-muhammad

Dude on a Pale Horse

Again,
Hassan knows what's up. That is all.

LB

"What's the word on Finnie?
Is He unofficially kicked off the team, or is it a wait-n-see type deal?
I just figured if He was gonna get kicked off, it would've happened by now, or we would've heard about it by now..."

He's done. It's a freaking shame, too. All the rest are formalities.

As for Sandland, I'd say Arizona State has a slight edge due to location. But with Golden and UM's need at the position, it's up in the air. 50/50.

Muhammad? Don Bosco players are hard to come by, especially since our recent record. Golden is quickly bridging that gap. I'd say ND gets him, unless the Irish coaching staff has a turnover now until NSD.

Good to get Bond. Is his projection DE or OLB? The "other" sites say 230, but what is he really?

Dude on a Pale Horse

Who is the troll?

LB

Canesinsight latest board:

http://canesinsight.com/content.php?1002-CanesInSight-Big-Board-(12-18)

In short:
- More confirmation that Olsen is trying to get in early (yay!)
- Slowly gaining ground on Collins
- Long shot for Green
- Big jump for Coley
- Low chance for Cunningham
- Excellent shot for Sandland
- Kirkland around 55%. Grades mentioned.
- Odogwu's favorite seems to be UM
- Gaining ground on Bryant
- Excellent shot, and increasing for Bostwick
- Almost no shot for Bain
- Low chances for Toby Johnson and Hooks
- Slightly dwindling for Tim Williams
- Big jump in interest for Muhammad (but still behind)
- Nice and steady shot with Thomas
- Grace. "Would be shocked if he doesn’t pick Miami, the question is when?"
- Michael Parker. Almost no shot. Freaking shame.
- Serious interest by Robinson

herbieibis

LB,
I think Bonds is more in the 220-225 range.
Mohammed less than 20%.
Sandland wouldn't hurt my feelings if he goes to ASU, we got other needs besides a 4TH TE. The last time I looked we only play with one football. If we get anybody JUCCO, he needs to be on DEE!

herbieibis

Dang, flip over to Canesport and low and behold if we don't have another TE from a Jucco coming to visit in late January, Brandon Vandenburg, I believe is his name. What is the deal?

UMike

2014 LB Vincent Jackson MAY have committed or will soon

UMike

Ok maybe he didnt lol... But he is visiting and said he told one of our current commits to commit lol

UMike

Travis johnson is his teammate

Ohio_Cane

Herbie, to be fair, Sandland would come in and vie for immediate playing time. I'm talking possible starter over Walford, Dobard, etc.

Golden has a plan. They're not just going to sign 5 te's with no plan

UMike

Perhaps they want to use a lot of two te sets like new england.. And i think one or two will become OL like fox and winston etc

CaneRock

Wow, I didn't know Kurt Thomas was a Rocket:

Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956 in Miami, Florida) is an American Olympic gymnast.

While at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, Thomas became a member of the US Olympic team at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In 1978, Thomas was the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal in floor exercise in a world championship. In 1979 he became the first gymnast to receive the James E. Sullivan Award for the best amateur athlete in the US and earned six medals at the World Championships, including gold on the horizontal bar and floor exercise, and silver in the all-around, parallel bars, and pommel horse. He was expected by many[who?] to win a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics, but the games were boycotted by the United States government. Two gymnastic moves were named for him, the Thomas Flair, a pommel horse move and the Thomas salto, his signature skill on floor exercise, a tucked 1.5 backward salto with 1.5 twist into a roll out (a difficult and dangerous skill even by today's standards). The Thomas Flair on pommel horse, and then also performed on floor, was developed over years by several Pommel Horse specialists. But in gymnastics new moves are named in the gymnastics rule book after the gymnast who is the first to perform the move in international competition.

In 1996, Thomas married Rebecca Jones, a dancer who also choreographs gymnastic routines. They have 2 children together, named Kassidy and Hunter Thomas.

In 2003 Thomas was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. He and his wife currently operate the Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Training Center in Frisco, Texas. His gym has hosted the USAG-sanctioned Kurt Thomas International Invitational gymnastics meet annually since 2003.

Kurt Thomas was recently inducted into yet another Hall of Fame in 2011 and attended a fashion show featuring sports stars with his wife, Beckie.

In popular culture:
Thomas starred in the 1985 film GYMKATA as an athlete sent by the US government to compete in a deadly competition called "The Game." The film was not a major hit, but has developed somewhat of a cult following. Thomas has also starred in the syndicated show TRUE CONFESSIONS and has worked as a commentator for ESPN.

86Cane

Herbie, to be fair, Sandland would come in and vie for immediate playing time. I'm talking possible starter over Walford, Dobard, etc.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM

That is a BOLD statement!

WWIN

All I know is that we won't see ANY slacking out of our TE's in 2013, if they do they'll be behind 10 other TE's on the roster.

CaneRock

Production wise, if we land Sandland, I hope He doesn't turn into another Chase Ford. Ford and Sandland's JUCO film look mighty similar.

CaneRock

And WTH happened to Asante Cleveland, I thought He was poised for a breakout year.

WWIN

CR,

When our players start getting write ups before the season about having a break out year and how great they're doin now and projected to start for the up coming season, send out a APB!! Cuz them boys get GHOST

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I'm not sure why we're recruiting any players on "O". Esp TE's.

We're better off offering all the spots to the "D" side of the ball. We sure do need the help!!

Canezitis

Chase would've been great if didn't forget how to catch when he arrived in Miami

Ohio_Cane

That is a BOLD statement!

Posted by: 86Cane | December 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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U know me! Lol

herbieibis

Okay, lets say Sandlin is on board, how many ships we got left? I thought Goldie said we'd bring in 15 to 16 kids and flip the rest to the NCAA as a startup to what we are going to owe them. If that's the case it only leaves 3 or 4 left. Where's the immediate help on DEE we need? Piss on a 4TH TE eating another ship, that we need to be giving to a DEE-Lineman.

UMike

Travis Johnson decommits... Maybe thia is why were looking

UMike

Canesport reporting it was a mutual split.. Hmmm

Canezitis

What the hell, I really liked him. Had the makings of another Winslow. What happened?

86Cane

Too much competition?

j.w.

Good afternoon/morning Canes fans

CaneRock

Travis Johnson decommits... Maybe thia is why were looking

Posted by: UMike | December 18, 2012 at 01:30 PM

Maybe we have a silent.

Ohio_Cane

Travis Johnson decommits... Maybe thia is why were looking

Posted by: UMike | December 18, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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See? This is why everyone should just trust Golden. NO ONE but the coaches and players know what's REALLY going on.

UpNorthCane27

This just means............

Beau Sandland welcome to the U!!!

Kids highlights reminds me of none other than Jeremy Shockey. I understand samething was said about Chase Ford but this kid is different he has the attitude....

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