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February 26, 2013

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86Cane

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CaneRock

I know they'll be playing in Cameron, but besides that, I don't see Duke.
Hell, I'm more worried about Clemson down the stretch, than Duke.

CoCane

Thanks for the shout outs yall. I do what I can...

JCane

OGV:

I don't see the U being a favorite vs. Duke at Cameron at this point. I don't see the U winning this game, but if they play well, anything is possible. It is a good experience to play there to prep for the tnmt. though.

JCane

I had said 1-2 d/a that I thought that if all was well with U and coach L had them properly prepared, we'd probably see a slow start in the first half and then the Canes start to pull away if the O and D both played like they'd been prior to the last 4 games. Fortunately for the team, this is what happened. They snapped out of their funk and stopped playing afraid, trying to "not lose." Larkin took shots, which he hadn't been, made quite a few, and dished to open players, with some 3s going down from a few of the guys (ie Larkin and Kadji, although Gamble disappeared offensively tonight, but helped in a bunch of other ways). Larkin played with way more confidence, and the D stayed at it all game long. I'm way more hopeful going forward now, but 3/2 at Duke will be tough. Playing on the road is challenge #1. Duke is a balanced and well-coached team, #2. If Duke isn't motivated for payback, well, ...of course, they will be, #3. I'd like to see U play well, although it's quite possible a well-played game won't necessarily get the W. A W may get the leapfrog over Gonzaga to the #1 spot, especially given that it would be a road win (and #4 Mich got bounced tonight). Regardless of outcome, I could easily be okay with a well-played game heading down the homestretch and preparing for the ACC tnmt. On the Canes' side, Duke has a road game tomorrow night at UVa, so they don't have a load of time to rest and prepare singularly for the U, like WFU had.

If the Canes win against G Tech and Clemson, both at home, next week, the ACC regular season crown is the U's, regardless of the Duke game. Duke still has a tough UNC game on the road (not too many miles away) on 3/9, along with tomorrow's road game against a good UVa team and tonight's rapidly sinking VT team on 3/5.

Main focus, win the ACC. Good seeding would be nice, with a 1 seed in the NCAA being a strong possibility simply by winning out the regular season and at least going to the ACC champ. game. Losing at Duke will likely require winning the ACC tnmt. championship for a 1 seed. A 2 seed wouldn't be so terrible....

Mostly, nice to see them Larkin and the team playing with energy again. If they're having fun, we are, too.

8th Man in the Box

I watched a lil of Yearby's highlights and parts of his style remind me of Gore;not sure about his vision though. Wanted to get the thoughts of those who've seen him play in persom

orange 'n green in the vein

If Duke tries to play to blow UM out and UM shows up willing to pay the price just to win, I like UM's chances of winning a grind it out contest right now BEER. I won't be totally shocked to see UM a one point favorite when the line comes out for the game in 48 hours.

Magic number is now 1(.5, technically, yes) for UM to win the ACC title this year, IJS . . .

BEERicane

OGV, I'd say the winner of this duke/Miami game gets an automatic 1 seed. To loser will have to win the ACC tourney to get it. Worst case, we get a 2 seed refardless of acc tourney performance. That said, duke is going to look to take us to the woodshed as will their fans. They won't succeed in that, but don't be surprised by a double digit loss at Cameron.

orange 'n green in the vein

Duke/UM rematch for #1 and a #1 seed inside track down the stretch?

Going to have to beat the refs for this one too.

CaneRock

I'll tell ya'll what...Watchin' Larkin on Green, Larkin can be a LOCKDOWN! defender when needs be. That's the part of His game that impresses me most.


canezilla

#4 MICHIGAN LOST. IF CANES CAN BEAT DUKE!!!!

Schweaty Balls

Baseball wins 5-1 tonight against Barry to remain perfect at 9-0. It's now on to Gainesville for a 3 game series against the gators. Big series to see where this team is at, even though Florida is struggling a bit.

Terrance Sullivan

CoCANE great analysis bruh. Nice bounce back win for our Canes.

VA Cane

CoCane;

you are the play by play man!!! I am fond of Kevin Patrick as well, he really knows how to develop the big guys. We got to get stout up front!!!!

86Cane

Coke...good job on the call of the game.

GO CANES!!!

CoCane

It's a wrap. Miami 76 VT 58

Allowed too many offensive rebounds to a small team but overall, a nice bounce back game after the way they played @Wake.

@DUKE SATURDAY BABYYYYYYYYY!!! I can't wait.

CoCane

Miami 71 VT 51

BEERicane

As I said, larkin looks to establish himself (at least e active offensively) the team runs well. Last 4 sluggish outings reflected his presence in the offense. He is the engine of this squad. Sputtered for a bit. Hopefully all he needed was an oil change after wake to take us the rest of the way.

mi@mic@ne

Larkin is dialed in

mi@mic@ne

Shoot well outside they can't play soft We are the most athletic with size. underneath in the acc. It opens up those drives to feed the big guys

CoCane

Miami 58 VT 34

Kadji had a pretty post move & dunk. They're rolling!

Canesteeler

Canes are rolling. This game is a wrap.

CoCane

Miami 52 VT 30

Now they look like themselves. Larkin just had a beautiful bounce pass to Scott on a fast break for a lay up. The rout is on...

Anthonyjmanis

Up by a dub. ISU Sycamores was the real wake up call OGV.

orange 'n green in the vein

http://www.sportwebz.com/live/365862-ncaa-basketball-virginia-tech-vs-miami-fl/watch/live/stream/online/free/feed/p2p/vivo/gratis/tv/

Try that CGNC.

orange 'n green in the vein

Wake Forest was the best wakeup call this team probably could have this year going into the Duke game. FT shooting is making this a blowout and the defensive effort is about as high as I've seen it this year tonight. Great response by The Pimp and crew tonight.

mi@mic@ne

Lol geez

mi@mic@ne

Writing from a phone. IOU

mi@mic@ne

When try shoot well in their o they are a lot of fun to watch cause it opens up more transition shots

mi@mic@ne

Looks like the canes are out of the shooting slump

Canesteeler

Cocane our jump shot offense worries me. I would like to see more dribble penetration by our guards.

CoCane

Miami 38 VT 19 at the half.

Shots started falling & they opened up. Larkin's got Green on lockdown. Green only has 6 points on 2-6 from the field & 1-2 from the line...

Anthonyjmanis

Nice 38-19.

Anthonyjmanis

There's the three 33-18 3 more will be on 72 pace.

CoCane

Miami 29 VT 18

They're getting it done from the free throw line tonight 14-15. If the open shots start falling, they'll run VT out of the gym. Pressing on offense though...

CGNC

The game is blacked out in my area. Go figure.

Anthonyjmanis

29-16.

CoCane

The good part is the defensive intensity

CoCane

Miami 15 VT 14

Starting to look like this team peaked too early in the season. They look terrible. Out of sinc. 8 turnovers to 1 assist. Another game where players are missing wide open shots. It's early. They need to snap out of it.

fran

cocane ... thanks for updates unable to access WQAM it keeps locking up my computer.
fran

86Cane

Twitter eclipsed 1,000 followers!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 27, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Saw that. Nice work buddy!

CoCane

Miami 13 VT 9

They've cooled off

86Cane

Went to Ocala and back today. Long day, what did I miss?

Saw OcalaCane today at the coffee shop and we will have some annoncements for the Spring Game in April.

Terrance Sullivan

Let's go Canes. Beat VagTech.

86Cane

Craig Anderson has been named as the University of Miami’s Associate AD for Compliance, announced Wednesday by Director of Athletics Blake James.

Anderson, who will begin in his new capacity at UM in March, spent the previous two-plus years at NC State as the Assistant AD for Compliance. At NC State, he was charged with many roles, including monitoring all amateurism and eligibility issues, serving as the liaison to the academic support program for student-athletes, monitoring all initial eligibility/continuing eligibility processes and conducting NCAA rules education for coaches, staff, boosters and general public.

"Craig brings tremendous experience as a compliance professional, having spent several years within the ACC," Senior Associate AD for Administration and Student Excellence Jennifer Strawley said. "He shares our philosophy that compliance focuses on building trust and operating with integrity in all we do. Craig is a rising star in the compliance profession and we are thrilled that he will be overseeing the day to day operations of our compliance staff."

Before moving to NC State, Anderson served in a nearly three-year role as Director of Compliance at the University of Virginia from September 2007-July 2010. While in Charlottesville, he assisted with eligibility process, interpreted and researched NCAA rules for coaches and institutional staff members, monitored camps and clinics for all sports, coordinated annual coaches certification exams and coordinated transfer issues.

CoCane

Miami 9 VT 2

They've come out on fire tonight.

Anthonyjmanis

Ohio-Jim Gallo=Gator troll. He posted a previous comment that hasn't been deleted. Go Canes bball beat vagtech!

laquinton

Nice post and assessment by Manny

CaneRock

New Manny:

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/02/a-look-at-the-story-lines-entering-spring-practice-at-um.html#storylink=cpy

Ohio_Cane

The Bylaw Blog ‏@bylawblog

Enough pieces of the Miami allegations have slipped out that the whole thing is starting to become clear: http://ow.ly/i70t0

BigWindyCane1

Michel and Yearby are RBs (speedy, shifty and change of direction bursts).

Cook could be a WR or Safety (straight line speed).

Posted by: 86Cane | February 26, 2013 at 09:53 PM

I think the Canes could use all three. Duke is the best RB I have seen in South Florida HS since Frank Gore. If Duke continues to improve, he will be the best RB in college football very soon and the agents will be knocking on his door after his junior year.

I hope he stays, but building a little depth helps.

In addition, I think the Canes will have a great year. I think the defense will not be stellar, but an average Canes defense will produce wins. The offense can produce points, and with the ACC Coastal's top returning QB, its top RB and KR, a deep WR and TE corps, and the best OL in the ACC, the Canes should put up a lot of points with an easier schedule.

And nothing helps recruiting more than success on the field.

herbieibis

CaneRock, I wouldn't say we've recruited the hell out of that position, I'd say we've targeted a certain few, rolled the dice and came up empty, then we tried going the JUCCo route and that really hasn't worked. Recruited the hell out of Bryant & Bostwick and that didn't work and really no one else for any length of time, until it was to late.

CaneRock

it's the lack of recruiting at that position for the last several years and lack of talent.

Posted by: herbieibis | February 27, 2013 at 03:42 PM

We've recruited the hell outta the D-Line, the PHATPHUCKS! just don't wanna come here.

LB

Way too early to stress about that. Get some defensive talent and focus up front.

herbieibis

I don't think it's so much Jethro or Deno for the reason we stink up front, it's the lack of recruiting at that position for the last several years and lack of talent. Our talent level has been on par with a D-2 school. Slow, smallish, lack of strength and point guard height. I mean, what big time school, that runs a 4-3 defense, recruits 6'1 tackles? You want passes batted down, don't recruit point-guard size tackles, ala the smurf brothers (Porter, King, Ivery & King).I'll give Porter a pass, he is descent.

UpNorthCane27

Damn i butchered his name lol.... Quin Blanding***

UpNorthCane27

Good news for the Cavs bad news for the noles that felt tha Quan balding would be committing to them.... lol

Lets go Canes lets add a class early that doesnt have decommittments!!!

Ohio_Cane

Remember when Shapiro said he spent "millions of dollars" on players/recruits/family members?

Ya, $170k doesn't even look like millions.

Ohio_Cane

Tim Reynolds - AP: NCAA's allegations against Miami say Shapiro provided at least $170K in benefits, including $56K to football players/recruits. Link tk.

Mcginns ale house

Although his plot threads remain loose and often desultory,half of the fun of the show is trying to piece it all together.

Mcginns ale house

Where is OGV?I miss the incoherent muddled
ramblings of the madman.

CoCane

VA Cane,

That's why I was hoping Jethro Franklin would leave this off season & we go get Kevin Patrick to coach the DL. I just don't see the technique being developed under Franklin. Patrick however, turns 1* recruits into NFL players...

VA Cane

Our DTs get blocked too easily....and my biggest peeves...slow feet, slow out of stance, play too high....and the biggest peeve is that they do not use the hands to their advantage. You got to be a tough cat, you have to want to defeat your opponent...we have got to be better in the gut!!!!

Ill never forget one game when Forston was playing.....he stood up and got sideways and they blew him off the ball 15 yards...it happened more than once. You do not see him holding down any DL in the League now do you...

CoCane

This^^^^

If Darius Smith would've had the year he was supposed to, we wouldn't have whiffed so bad at the DT position in recruiting.

Herb, I feel you. We suck so bad at DT, you can't tell if it's the talent or the coaching. The play of Darius Smith this past season makes me lean heavily towards coaching. The reason why I have my doubts about this upcoming season. Just DECENT DT play last year & our defense would've gave up a good 100 yards less. We wouldn't have got blown out in big games & wouldn't have had to pull so many high scoring close games...

CaneRock

Yeah, we need to get some "stud" DTs NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!

But it's gonna be hard to get em', if we don't AT LEAST!,AT LEAST!...give the IMPRESSION! that we're developing the ones that we HAVE NOW!

VA Cane

I always liked McGahee better than Portis as a back, but Portis was very good in big games. He juked and ducked and found holes. Damn shame Willis got hurt against OSU, if not we might have stood a better fate.

Nice article about Yerby....anyone notice Calvin on there? He still runs a lot of smack...

Ohio_Cane

I'm pretty sure about us getting Moten & feel really good about Clark. What you think?

Posted by: CoCane | February 27, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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Absolutely. There's no reason we don't get both of them, tbh.

Moten has already been tweeting to Lammons telling him he wants them to be on the same team (UM) together

"@CL1_Era S/O on that offer to UM hopefully you on the defense so we can play next to each other "

Khairi has us as his leader, but that could change at any minute. I don't expect it to change, but U know how this works.

Clark is our biggest need/target this year. Forget Michel, Yearby, etc. We MUST fill the DL with BIG boys this year.

Anything less than 2 BIG boys on the line, and we failed.

herbieibis

CoCane,
I don't know about you but 2 of the last three years we have wiffed at the DT position. Now, we have moved Grimble & Pierre to DT, both were ends coming in and we got Briscoe & Ivery at the very last minute a year ago. It shouldn't take no year to get 2 or 3 DT's secured, especially at the very last minute. I know Flo. is usually not stock piled with DT talent but we have to be one of the only schools out of what 122 that didn't get a legitimate DT recruit.

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro

#UM announces hiring of new associate AD for compliance Craig Anderson. He was at NC State and Virginia before

CoCane

I think the DE position has been addressed with McCord, Hamilton, O'Donnell & Hoilet from last year. Ricardo Williams & Chickallo from the year before. Then we bring in Muhammad this year, so we're good at DE.

DT is where we need to tighten up. I think Kamalu will be a DT & a freak at 6'5 280 running a 4.6 forty. "IF" he's coached up. I also think we'll get elite at DT in 2014 with Clark, Moten & 1 or 2 more at that position.

Ohio Cane...

I'm pretty sure about us getting Moten & feel really good about Clark. What you think?

LB

All things aside, we don't have one defensive commit for 2014. Maybe we should make a big board for targets and numbers by position.

LB

"Coming off of a redshirt year, he won't be expected to carry the team since he should have Duke as a junior, Elder as a sophomore, Yearby coming in, and conceivably Michel coming in as well."

For now: Elder is at receiver, Lewis is at corner.

We certainly have room for two to three tailbacks. And I agree with you, Olsen is going majorly profit from redshirting.

He will have to compete with Ryan Williams! for the starting job.

In 2014:
- Clements will be gone.
- Duke and Dallas will be juniors.
- Dillard will be a sophomore.
- Edwards seems like a natural replacement for Hagens.

- The tight ends should be broken in. Sandland will be on his last year of eligibility.
- Hurns will be gone.
- Dorsett and Scott will be seniors.
- Waters will be a junior.
- Lewis should have a redshirt and be a sophomore.
- Depending on redshirting, Coley and Griffin will be either freshmen or sophomores (I think at least one will play immediately).

With good offensive line depth, this team has offensive weapons for years to come...

...now, about that defense...

5shipsago

Good pick up in Yearby. I hope Sony doesn't get to caught up in his own hype. I've heard this been a canes fan my whole life a thousand times, only to commit to some other school. Now to the defensive side of the ball, we need to be securing some DL & LB early. Not waiting to offer guys in January. You have to figure next years class has to be weighted heavy on the defensive side. 4-DL, 3-LB and 3 to 4 DB's. We already have 4 verbs and of course that doesn't mean squat at this juncture but none of those, so far are defense.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Yearby and Cook are good, but i like Michel better! :)

Better yet, let's just have all 3 of em'!

I don't think it's really that farfetched!

semperfi_cane

The one person who I think will benefit the most from having this deep stable of running backs is Olsen. Coming off of a redshirt year, he won't be expected to carry the team since he should have Duke as a junior, Elder as a sophomore, Yearby coming in, and conceivably Michel coming in as well. This should alleviate a lot of the pressure that comes with being a first time starter.

CaneRock

Yearby's good, but I like Cook better, kid has some great breakaway speed.

Ohio_Cane

Twitter eclipsed 1,000 followers!

Jim Gallo

Fire Kevin O'Sullivan!

Ohio_Cane

Jim Morris ‏@Coach3morris

Game day Wed. vs Barry U at 6:00. Freshman LHP Woodrey starting. C U at The Light! 3

Ohio_Cane

I'm happy that Yearby decided with UM early, and that it could give us momentum in this class.

Posted by: LB | February 27, 2013 at 09:07 AM
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It will. Same with Alin Eduoard. He's been out recruiting ever since he committed. He said there's a lot of talent that told him they're coming to The U, but he won't say to ruin their "moment in the spotlight"

Ohio_Cane

Ohio..I also read the opposite lol

Posted by: UMike | February 27, 2013 at 08:19 AM
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Just going by what he told Pete Ariz over the phone. *shrug*

LB

From previous comments, Elder's going to end up at receiver.

I honestly think the tailback position in the 2014 class is extremely deep, and a fluid number.

I'm happy that Yearby decided with UM early, and that it could give us momentum in this class. However, until they put pen to paper... it's about as valuable as used toilet paper. Only the hardcore recruiters like Duke Johnson and Standish Dobard should be considered Canes before they sign. I haven't heard a name like that in this class so far.

The most important piece of news is the schedule, and it looks excellent.

Cons:
- Bye weeks aren't spread out.
- Playing Va. Tech and FSU back to back.
- Perhaps deceptively difficult?

Pros:
- Everything else

1. Our opener isn't against a conference opponent, and it gives a week to enter the flow of things.

2. Sun Life Stadium shouldn't be considered at all a homefield advantage, but it's great to see that UM won't leave the state of Florida until October 17th.

3. We should win at least three of our out of conference games by default.

4. The ACC is a severely weak conference. I don't expect Va. Tech to flounder for consecutive years, but getting an upper hand on a powerful program in a transition year was very good. There is no reason why we can't at least win 6 conference games and outright sweep the Coastal.

5. We don't play Clemson.

6. We also do not have consecutive road games.

I believe this team will play hard against the marquee names (Va. Tech, Florida, FSU). the crux of it all is on the coaching staff keeping this team focused on winning the Coastal and beating the teams they should (Virginia, USF, North Carolina, etc.).

An Al Golden UM team isn't used to this type of success. If they win like I think they are, it's unchartered ground for the staff.

Despite it all, there is absolutely no excuse for this team not to win at least 9 games. None... not with a top 10 QB, a returning offensive line, and the most dangerous player in the NCAA. This team has every opportunity to succeed.

So let's see it. Win.

canezilla


Turds also lost in baseball tonight

Preseason Number 13 Florida Gators baseball has started the year 3-6. Have lost 5 in a row to Georgia Southern, Florida Gulf Coast, and UNF...

Canes get ready for this WE series at Florida, the Turds are mad as hell.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | February 26, 2013 at 11:25 PM
LOVE MY CANES BUT I WONT BE SURPRISED IF WE GET SWEPT AGAIN..IJS

Clwtrdan

Daaayuuum! I think our RB position is pretty strong already.I don't think 2 time Mr. Football Tennessee has ever been challenged at any level yet. Can't wait to see what he can do after a couple years behind Duke at the U.
http://canesinsight.com/media/m977-corn-elder-senior-highlights

Texcane

I'm seeing the opposite also. Why would you take a chance being someone's backup when your already his backup in high school?

UMike

Ohio..I also read the opposite lol

Ohio_Cane

Looking like the Yearby flip to Canes may affect Dalvin Cook's recruitment. Wants to play with Yearby in college. He had Canes #4 before Yearby flipped

laquinton

Anybody follow brandon Washington on twitter.. talking about shannon and when he made them shhut down twitter.. called him onion

TJL

awesome place--next time I go I will look you up as long as you promise not to kill me!!

Hassan

Hassan what are you doing in Dubai? I was there last summer had a great time. Ski Dubai at the mal of Emirates was fun, and if you have time go to Buddha-Bar that place kicks azz!!

Posted by: TJL | February 26, 2013 at 11:27 PM
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I have been here about 50 times been coming to years, I have been to all the places you mentioned many times. I am here on OB that is all I can say, Tom knows....

HawaiiCane

Canezilla, the Top 25 does not change until Monday, so Saturday's game will still be #2 Duke versus #5 Miami.... but we can't look past VT tomorrow anyways. Great win for 'Canes baseball, lots of close games!

TJL

lol-ok but I hope he flew Emrates Airlines over there. The flight attendants are out of this world!

86Cane

Hassan cannot say what he is doing there OR he would have to kill U. And U are not quite prepared to die. Trust me on this one.

TJL

Hassan what are you doing in Dubai? I was there last summer had a great time. Ski Dubai at the mal of Emirates was fun, and if you have time go to Buddha-Bar that place kicks azz!!

Montreal-Cane

Turds also lost in baseball tonight

Preseason Number 13 Florida Gators baseball has started the year 3-6. Have lost 5 in a row to Georgia Southern, Florida Gulf Coast, and UNF...

Canes get ready for this WE series at Florida, the Turds are mad as hell.

Montreal-Cane

Oh yeah JCane Tennessee won! Turds lost!

JCane

64-58, Vols take down the Gator...

JCane

Tenn over FU by 4 with 1:05 left in the game. C'mon, Vols! Now, a 6 pt. lead with 54 sec. left. Make that 7 pts. with 50 sec. left. Now 5 pts. with 35 sec. left....

Night, all.

JCane

Even better, Tenn over the Turds by 3 at the half....

86Cane

No. 20 Miami continued its winning ways Tuesday night, as a walk-off single from junior Alex Hernandez in the bottom of the ninth inning sent the Hurricanes to their eighth consecutive victory, this one over visiting St. Thomas University by a final margin of 5-4.

Hernandez’ hit capped off an impressive comeback for the Hurricanes, who were trailing most of the game. Senior Michael Broad’s two-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth tied the game at 4-4, while Hernandez’ single to right field with the bases loaded helped the Canes stay perfect in the ninth. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native extended his career-opening hitting streak to eight games in the win.

Tuesday’s midweek matchup saw the return of two veteran hurlers for Miami: junior southpaw Bryan Radziewski and senior righthander Eric Whaley. While they received different results on the mound Tuesday against the Bobcats, both pitchers are sure to factor heavily into Miami’s chances of success this season. Relievers Frank Grandinette, Vince Kossak, Enrique Sosa and AJ Salcines (2-0) pitched 5.2 innings in relief, combining for four hits and one earned run.

Miami improved to a perfect 8-0 on the season, opening their campaign with eight consecutive victories for the second straight year. The Hurricanes will battle visiting Barry University Wednesday at Alex Rodriguez Park before traveling to Gainesville, Fla., for a three-game set with Florida. First pitch Wednesday is set for 6 p.m.

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