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Old Skool

BTW Bucs are retiring Sapp's number. He joins Leroy Selmon in having a number retired

The Dude

119 days Jack.


Jim Otto, C Oakland Raiders (1960-74) 1980
Ted Hendricks, LB Colts (1969-73), Packers (1974), Raiders (1975-83) 1990
Jim Kelly, QB Buffalo Bills (1986-96) 2002
Michael Irvin, WR Dallas Cowboys (1988-99) 2007
Cortez Kennedy, DT Seattle Seahawks (1990-2000) 2012
Warren Sapp, DT Buccaneers (1995-2003), Raiders (2004-07) 2013

Terrance Sullivan

Awesome read 86.


How many days til kickoff? lol


What's up with typepad?


From Herbieibis:

The problem with a lot of these guys they weren't work out warriors in high school and got by because they were bigger than most people they went up against.

No matter, no pass rush they get ate up. If they play bump and run like we all want them to, we better get a rush, that's the key, the rush.

Two very nice points from the Herb. Well done!


From Herbieibis:
The problem with a lot of these guys they weren't work out warriors in high school and got by because they were bigger than most people they went up against...

No matter, no pass rush they get ate up. If they play bump and run like we all want them to, we better get a rush, that's the key, the rush.

Nice job from the Herb... 2 great & timely statements.


Hey all,


I directed a short silent film in 2011. Lots of shtick. Finally uploaded.


Pass rush is paramount.


True about needing a pass rush because last year was torture watching how long the QBs had. I'm counting on McCord being a difference maker from the edge. Mainly because we need it. While he may not be an every down player, I expect to see a lot of him him on passing downs.

Whether his hand is down in the dirt or standing up, I don't care, we need that edge speed to make opposing quarterbacks and OC's honest.

If we can scare up any kind of pass rush, our defense is automatically improved.



I agree about McCord. He isn't big enough to be an every down DE but he shouldn't have been exclusively at LB for the whole spring. Missing that many reps at DE will hurt his development. He's a DE, not a LB. He's only 1 more off season away from being every down size. I know we don't have the pass rush to bump & run. So I understand the heavy zone. All I'm saying(for 1,000,000 time) reduce the cushion to 5 yards so the CB's can make stops on the short passes & limit the big gains on the edge against the run. As for Porter. I've always said he's a run stuffer. Not a pass rusher. But there aren't a lot of pass rushing DT's anyways. There's still a BIG difference in our run defense when he's in there. He at least makes the other team 1 demensional. I'd rather be able stop something than be able to stop nothing. I bet you won't see him getting pushed back much. I ABSOULUTELY agree about the LB's. No need for me to comment. You said it all...


Herb...I have no idea what is going on with TypePad today?


From Herbieibis:

What do you know the Herb's favorite topic, the defense or lack there of! Let the Herb enlighten you, McCord might be our best pass rusher but he ain't got no meat on him yet to go up against those beasty tackles. More than likely the Herb sees him playing more Lb than DE but he will play a little of both. The argument I hear most is about our CB's being 10 yds off the line of scrimmage. It's true and that's why they look like butter on toast and also to deep for run support. Let's look at the real problem our DT situation, Most of you love Curt Porter and think he is our savior up front and he does do a descent job against the run but getting to the passer or collapsing the pocket, it ain't happening and don't look for that point guard height to be knocking down any passes either. What's left, well there is Robinson, could be a hidden jim, if he feels like playing every down and not crying to his daddy for PT. Pierre, who came in as a DE, is still learning the Tackle position and could be a good one before he leaves. That leaves us with Moore, Ivery (*who I heard was a lazy azz), King & Grimble. Grimble has been a mystery. All world DE coming out of High School but hasn't made the transition to tackle yet. The problem with a lot of these guys they weren't work out warriors in high school and got by because they were bigger than most people they went up against. Our LB's, aside from Kirby & Perryman, are just average. Gaines, has the size but gets lost 2 much, Armbrister, former saftety is still learning the position, Figeroa could be the real deal but he is just a freshman, that leaves Blue, who reshirted & Bond a Jucco, who had good numbers but against 2ND rate talent. If Porter and Perryman get hurt like they did last year, it could be a long, long year. The secondary has the most talent but the better players are young. No matter, no pass rush they get ate up. If they play bump and run like we all want them to, we better get a rush, that's the key, the rush.


Is Lockley gonna make it in for this class?


I see wher the Herb's comments were zapped!


You did? I ain't even turn up. I thought I was at worst PG13...


Coke...U crossed the line so I cleaned it up for U.


ESPN.com news services

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick proved Thursday that speed is still part of his game, beating teammate LeSean McCoy in a 40-yard dash at practice after the running back had been calling him "old."

NFC East blog Dan Graziano writes about all things NFC East in his division blog.

Vick, who will turn 33 next month, outran the 24-year-old McCoy and then tweeted about it after several teammates had posted on Twitter about the race.

"So today at the field 1 of my teammates called me old," he wrote, adding that the teammate begged him to race the 40-yard dash. "Anybody want to guess which player?"

"Beat him by a few yards too lol," he wrote, adding #SpeedKILLS to the tweet.


That could've been funny but I don't have any sisters or brothers. I just have hoz that work for me.

Nah... I never take stuff on a blog or in person personal. I can laugh even when the joke is on me. There are some sensitive people that have come through this blog though. Smh


By the way, you crack me up

Keep em coming

No harm no foul


Your sister gets it to me for free




You've resorted to smoking crack? Smh. How do you get it when you're broke??? Oh, wait. Don't answer that... ('o')


Lol! ^^^




Official Coffey (North Miami)

Posted by: SOUP | May 02, 2013 at 03:25 PM

AH HELL, ole' boy' from Lake City is takin' His business TOO FAR! LMAO!

Just kidding, that kid's name is BADASS!, it's more badass than...Jose Jose...LMAO!


SOUP..who cares about the 2015 kids we are gonna miss out on hahahaha JUST KIDDING...watch the UMike haters jump all over that lol


U read it didn't U?

I knew it.


And Coke, something else about coaching football that most folks don't fully understand, is that it's a coaching fraternity FOR REAL! Maaaaan, NFL coaches will talk to ANYBODY! about coaching, all the way down to Pop Warner coaches. In some ways, regardless of the level, all football coaches are wired the same.



Class of 2014 from SoFL is STACKED:

On defense, the focus - as usual will be in the secondary - where high level players such as Nigel Patton (Booker T. Washington), Deatrick Nichols (Central), Quincy Wilson (University School), John Battle IV (Hallandale), Marquese Dudley-Gordon (Cypress Bay), Alshinard Harris (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Carter Jacobs (American Heritage) are among the best anywhere.

As strong as the secondary will be in this class, the line is already attracting big time prospects. Ends Chad Thomas (Booker T. Washington) and Mike Smith (Northwestern), and interior linemen Khairi Clark (Chaminade-Madonna), Anthony Moten (St. Thomas Aquinas) and Cypress Bay standout Justin Rae are already among the top recruits.

The linebackers are also going to be fun to watch - with top-flight prospect Chaminade transfer Richard Yeargin III (University School) leading the way.

In addition, players to keep an eye on include Anthony Wint (Homestead), Official Coffey (North Miami), Jean Concepcion (South Miami), Dominique Elverson (Hialeah), Roi Jean-Joseph (Edison), Griffin Jossfolk (Cypress Bay) and Terry McCray from Blanche Ely.

1. Ermon Lane, WR, 6-1, 180, Homestead.
2. Dalvin Cook, RB, 6-0, 190, Miami Central.
3. Joseph Yearby, RB, 5-10, 195, Miami Central.
4. Treon Harris, QB, 6-0, 185, Miami Booker T. Washington.
5. Quinton "Winky" Flowers, QB, 6-1, 200, Miami Jackson.
6. Steve Ishmael, WR, 6-2, 180, North Miami Beach.
7. Chad Thomas, DE, 6-4, 230, Miami Booker T. Washington.
8. Mike Smith, DE, 6-3, 230, Miami Northwestern.
9. Nigel Patton, DB, 5-9, 175, Miami Booker T. Washington.
10. Deatrick Nichols, DB, 5-8, 175, Miami Central.
11. Tyre Brady, WR, 6-4, 185, South Dade
12. Joseph “Jo-Jo” Robinson, Athlete, 5-11, 185, Miami Northwestern.
13. Jacob McCrary, WR, 6-1, 175, Miami Coral Reef.
14. Nicodem Pierre, QB, 6-2, 205, Miami Coral Reef.
15. Alin Eduoard, QB, 6-2, 180, Hialeah.
16. Trevor Darling, OL, 6-5, 310, Miami Central.
17. Lamar Parker, WR, 5-10, 175, Miami Booker T. Washington.
18. Henderson "Prince" Gray, WR, 5-10, 175, Miami Monsignor Pace.
19. Cornelius Floyd, WR/DB, 6-1, 160, Miami Gulliver Prep.
20. Kendrick Edwards, WR, 6-6, 220, Miami Norland.

1. Sony Michel, RB, 6-0, 210, American Heritage.
2. Khairi Clark, DT, 6-3, 300, Chaminade-Madonna.
3. Anthony Moten, DT, 6-4, 270, St. Thomas Aquinas.
4. Brandon Powell, RB, 5-9, 180, Deerfield Beach.
5. Quincy Wilson, DB, 6-2, 190, University School.
6. John Battle IV, DB, 6-2, 190, Hallandale.
7. Sean White, QB, 6-2, 200, University School.
8. Mardre London, RB, 6-1, 196, St. Thomas Aquinas.
9. Marquese Dudley-Gordon, S, 6-0, 180, Cypress Bay.
10. Richard Yeargin III, LB, 6-4, 218, University School.
11. Corey Holmes, WR, 6-1, 190, St. Thomas Aquinas.
12. Emmanuel Soto, WR, 6-2, 171, University School.
13. Alshinard Harris, DB, 5-11, 160, St. Thomas Aquinas
14. Chris Lammons, Athlete, 5-11, 175, Plantation.
15. Ravian Pierce, TE, 6-4, 210, Plantation.
16. Ryan Crozier, OL, 6-4, 280, St. Thomas Aquinas.
17. Wade Freebeck, QB, 6-4, 185, St. Thomas Aquinas.
18. Carter Jacobs, S, 6-2, 200, American Heritage
19. Isaiah McKenzie, Athlete, 5-9, 170, American Heritage.
20. George Rushing, WR/DB, 6-1, 185, Cardinal Gibbons

We are always looking to help promote our area recruits for the current Class of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. All you have to do is send a You Tube or Hudl link and information about the athlete to: Larry Blustein at Floridakids1@aol.com.

Follow Larry on Twitter at twitter.com/larryblustein.



"I thought the Class of 2014 would be one that would set standards," said Dana Wiley of Prep Films. "But the more I get out and watch these rising juniors compete at camps and in 7-on-7 tournaments, it really gets me thinking."

The Class of 2015 is much like this group of rising seniors. Gifted athletes on both sides of the ball. Talent that dominated at the youth football level and has found a way to translate that to the varsity level in high school.

With a long way before the Class of 2015 graduates, here is a look at 10 elite prospects – plus additional players who have already been turning heads - nationally:

Calvin Brewton, S, 6-1, 175, Miami Central: This one-time Christopher Columbus standout makes the move over to the defending 6A state champions and brings with him a world of talent and plenty of skill level.

Leeward Brown, OL, 6-3, 300, Miramar: Will be one of the nation’s elite line prospects over the next two years. Very quick, strong and agile. Has the chance to be Florida’s best in this class.

Tyrek Cole, 5-10, 175, Miramar: You may not have to go far to find the No. 1 cover-corner in the country in this class. Very gifted athlete who has been singled out by college coaches, already.

Torrance Gibson, QB, 6-3, 195, Plantation American Heritage: Called one of the most dynamic athletes in this class. He can play up to six positions on the football field. Could put up huge numbers in the Patriots’ offense.

Timothy Irvin, RB, 5-9, 175, Miami Westminster Christian: One of the most gifted players in a class that certainly has plenty of talent. Just a great football player, who has been getting it done for a long time!

Jacquan Johnson, 5-11, 175, Miami Killian: There may not be a better football player in America. Was an All-State selection as a freshman for the Cougars. Big time prospect who has been recruited since his 9th grade year.

Kendrell McFadden, S, 6-3, 185, Hollywood McArthur: Yet another big time prospect who has played 20 varsity games already – before his junior year has started. Very physical and athletic.

De’vante Phillips, WR, 6-1, 175, Miami Central: When this gifted athlete puts it all together, you will not find any better. Has the potential to one of the best in the country.

Trevon Sands, RB, 5-9, 175, Southwest Miami: Those who have watched this quality talent play believe that this may be one of the best this school has had since Lamarcus Joyner. Very explosive athlete who can do it all.

Jordan Scarlett, RB, 6-0, 200, Fort Lauderdale University: Size, athletic ability, big game experience and world class speed make this one of those rare running backs. Will only get better!

Here is one of those prospects who has a tremendous future ahead of him. Gets up field .

Ten more to watch include Shawn Burgess-Becker (DB, 6-2, 175, Coconut Creek Monarch), Davante Davis (WR, 6-3, 180, Homestead), Keivonnis Davis (DE, 6-3, 225, Miami Jackson), Jovon Durante (WR, 6-0, 175, Miami Jackson), Johnnie Hankins (RB, 5-10, 190, Homestead), Tarvarus McFadden (DB, 6-3, 185, Plantation American Heritage), Davante Peete (WR, 6-5, 190, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Deltron Sands (RB, 5-7, 175, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas), Devonaire Scott (TE, 6-4, 220, Miami Southridge) and Dominic Sheppard (LB, 6-2, 210, Miami Gulliver Prep).

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/hssports/2013/03/south-floridas-class-of-2015-is-loaded-with-talent-.html#storylink=cpy


They all tell me I should be a coach & that I understand the game as good as anybody they know... (shruggs)

Posted by: CoCane | May 02, 2013 at 02:59 PM

Coke, you should give it a shot Bro.
And while being scheme literate is important, it's not the most important thing...getting in your players heads is what takes precedence.

And looking at how you get in peoples heads on this blog, you shouldn't have a problem...sans the profanity if you're gonna be coaching kids BTW LMAO!

The Dude

Soup. Get ready to delete. I think I'm going to have turn up on these tinkerbell biatches. Lmao!

Posted by: CoCane | May 02, 2013 at 01:54 PM

This could be the CoCane blog. Whether I agree or disagree with your posts, you are always cracking me up.


Seriously though. My family & friends freak out when we're watching games & I call out the play the offense is about to run based on formations. Then, I call out the result of the play based on how the defense is lined up. I'm about 80-90% accurate. I just have an understanding of the schematics that very few fans do. For those that say I'm not a coach. I know a few high school & little league coaches. I have several childhood friends that are in the NFL. They all tell me I should be a coach & that I understand the game as good as anybody they know... (shruggs)


Well, well, well...look who works at the Big Foot Kicking Academy:

Mike Crissy
Punting / Kicking Instructor

Coach Crissy has trained punters and kickers with BIGfoot Kicking for the past two years. Coach Crissy starred at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and signed with Ohio State University. He transferred to the University of Miami and started for the Canes for three years.


Posted by: CoCane | May 02, 2013 at 02:17 PM

I feel ya' Coke, Coach L should've did exactly as you said. But oh well, ain't no use in cryin' over spilt milk now, I'm just ready to get this football started.


CoCane..we will make our way over to SOUP for sure..cant miss us..my cousin is a tall white boy with a mouth full of gold and a fake leg lol....oh and the fake leg is all UM..you should of seen the look on the faces of the players when he had them autograph it haha


Haters hate. So who am I to stop them from being them...


Posted by: CoCane | May 02, 2013 at 02:17 PM



Al Golden ‏@GoldenAl 20m

Congratulations to @_kthompkins83 for earning a tryout with the #Chiefs.



We'll vibe. Unless something drastic happens I'll be over there chillin with Soup.


That 'Cuse zone got ate up by a Michigan team with an elite PG & shooters on the perimeter. But it did shut down Marquette's non shooting azzes like I said it would. Zones destroy teams that can't shoot. Unfortunately, Coach L didn't even try it. Even though that was the no brainer scouting report on Marquette. On the flip side, a strong PG & shooters will carve up a zone. 'Cuse played 1 team that was perfect victims for them, then played another that was their cryptonite. It's funny how even when the entire TNT panel(former players, coaches & analyst) questioned why coach L didn't go zone against Marquette, just like I did. Haters still doubted me. I get it though. I'm a fan just like them. So I won't get the props I deserve but it's cool. I'll just keep getting paid by gamblers that keep winning off of my knowledge without having to bet any of my own money. Haters hate. So who am I to stop them from being them...



Note to Golden...don't forget special teams!

Through his BIGFoot Kicking Academy, Conrad has been able to bring along some of the top prospects in the country. His reputation that included working with such standouts as Michigan State's Brett Swenson (St. Thomas), Auburn's Wes Byrum (St. Thomas), Minnesota's Chris Secrest (McArthur), Notre Dame's Ben Turk (St. Thomas) and Tennessee's Michael Palardy (St. Thomas) among others, has helped pave the way for some up and coming standouts.

"The one thing that I tell every young man and their parent before starting with us, is if you aren't here to work, this may not be for you," Conrad said. "You get to be the next Marshall Morgan (Georgia), Josh Brisk (FIU) and Justin DuVernois (Illinois) by making sacrifices and improving."

While Conrad understands that the life of a special teams player is often taken for granted, he also comprehends that his kickers or punters will have the chance to steal the spotlight - at least for a moment.

Swenson was one of the best kickers in NCAA history, and shattered Michigan State records. Morgan had a solid freshman year with the Bulldogs.

Through the years, the special teams players from south Florida began to show up at schools such as Toledo, Arkansas, Duke, UCF, FAU, Louisiana Lafayette, Wagner, Michigan, Towson and others.

As the 2013 season is set to get under way with spring football coming up over the next two months, there are some impressive legs getting ready to show what they can do.

The Class of 2014 in Broward is going to be tremendous. Miami-Dade also has some prospects, but they figure to emerge in the next two classes.

Here is a look at the top five for the Class of 2014:

• Vince Burburan, P, Parkland Douglas. Vince has the ability to be the top punter in the state of Florida. Needs to work on consistency and get-off time but one of the most committed players I have worked with in the 13 years I have coached here in south Florida.

• Andrew DiRocco, Punter/Kicker, Fort Lauderdale University School. DiRocco has been training with Coach Conrad since he was 12 years-old. He is the first kicker from south Florida to receive a scholarship offer in the class of 2014 (offered by University of Hawaii).

• Blake Horn, PK, Davie Western: Horn was a first team All-County selection at kicker from the Herald last season and has an absolute cannon for a leg. Early interest from the Ivy League schools already as he is a top student in the classroom too. This kid should be a big time kicker this year!

• John Semerene, PK, Weston Cypress Bay. As thousands have already watched on You Tube, here is a young man with one of the strongest legs in the state. If he is able to develop more consistency he will be one of the best kickers in the nation.

• Scott Wade, PK/P, Plantation American Heritage. Yet another of those All County selections from a year ago, Wade has the chance to be the best dual specialist, kicking and punting, in the county this upcoming season.

Alejandro Cardenas, PK, Miami LaSalle.
Zach Cicero, PK, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Charles Courtney, PK, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
Adrian Izquierdo, PK, South Miami.
Jeff Keller, P/PK, Fort Lauderdale University School.
Grant Kurzner, PK, Miami Gulliver Prep.
Emilio Morales, PK, Miami Mosnignor Pace.
Jorge Powell, PK, Miami Belen Jesuit.
Preston Seiler, PK, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons.


• Uriel Hernandez, PK, Homestead. Outstanding leg strength and power. Develops accuracy and fine tunes his game/commitment – he could be one of the best in 2015.

• Isaac Mercado, PK, Davie Western. Extremely consistent and incredible form – needs to develop more strength and he will be one of the best in south Florida his senior year.

• Declan Rodriguez, PK/P, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons. Similar to Mercado - with outstanding form and consistency. Needs to work on developing flexibility and strength.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/hssports/football/#storylink=cpy


Adam Torres, 6-6, 270, Lake Mary.

That is all.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/hssports/2010/02/florida-class-of-2014.html#storylink=cpy


Oh yeah Coke, what happened to that Syracuse 2-3?! LMAO!


CoCane...please do..Ima sit back and watch the show haha..dude Co..we got to chill at the Florida game!




So 360 & Canesfanny think my football knowledge is cute. Ha ha...

Yall hatin' like hoz. Because after watching this team the last 2 years, you 2 lames still don't understand what you're watching. Like a female asking "why do those guys with the striped shirts throw those pretty yellow napkins"? You 2 biatches are too cute.

Soup. Get ready to delete. I think I'm going to have turn up on these tinkerbell biatches. Lmao!


Canerock - exactly right. You make too much sense

Even if you don't understand defensive formations, just watch the film last year on Howard, not physical AT ALL. Compare to McGee & you'll see what I mean

Posted by: Canesfan_1 | May 02, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Dam..there goe smy credibility out the window..how will I ever live hahaha

I think we praised the offense a lot..just yesterday we talked about Morris being a top QB and having an elite offense lol


Canerock - exactly right. You make too much sense

Even if you don't understand defensive formations, just watch the film last year on Howard, not physical AT ALL. Compare to McGee & you'll see what I mean

Posted by: Canesfan_1 | May 02, 2013 at 12:49 PM

Oh, no doubt.

To give Him the benefit of the doubt, He does have some GREAT! cover skills, BUT!, if He wants to be a 4 down CB, His run support skills are gonna have to pick up.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I disagree AJM. I think we give the O a lot of love. We were just giving the WRs love yesterday. I can't blame folks for DISCUSSING the D. They are CLEARLY our weakness. I don't think we would be discussing them as much had Golden fired D'Onofrio last year, when many feel he deserves as much.


One more thing. This blog can be very negative at times bickering back and forth about the same ole same ole. The offensive rarely gets any love and by love I mean we spend most of the time complaining and not complementing the other more talented,better coached side of the ball.

antcane aka anthonyjmanis

Most of the points are valid but again this is beating a dead horse. 86 in addition to LOF lets do a prediction on were everyone thinks the D finishes statically in total yards allowed,points,passing yards allowed and rushing yards allowed.


Canerock - exactly right. You make too much sense

Even if you don't understand defensive formations, just watch the film last year on Howard, not physical AT ALL. Compare to McGee & you'll see what I mean


Um with a new PG... A baller from Belgium...

I think UM can make some noise by recruiting kids overseas also, ive seen a lot of Bball games from Europe and some of those dudes who aren't American can flat out shoot the rock.. I like the move by Mr. Pimp


But UMike, talent ain't enough LMAO!

Posted by: CaneRock | May 02, 2013 at 11:44 AM

My point..its D'Nos fault lol


By the numbers:

Bad News/Good News for the Offense:

Golden and Fisch stated at the end of last year that there were at least 50 dropped passes in the 2012 season. That statistic is significant enough to turn Morris's completion rate from 58.7 to 70.1.

Duke Johnson was injured last season for at least a couple of games and did not participate in UTough. Here are some mind blowing possible statistics...

Duke Johnson got 2,068 yards and 14 TD's on 194 touches (kicks, receiving yards, rushing, passing) last year. If his average holds and he can be more durable, check this out:

If Duke gets 3 more touches per game, he'll have 2,452 yards and 17 TD's.
If Duke gets 4 more touches per game, he'll have 2,580 yards and 17 TD's.
If Duke gets 5 more touches per game, he'll have 2,707 yards and 18 TD's.

The possibilities are ENDLESS with just a few more touches per game.

Now how about that defense?


But UMike, talent ain't enough LMAO!


R.I.P. Chris Kelly, the Kris, in Kriss-Kross.

ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo behind one of the decade's most memorable songs, "Jump," has died at an Atlanta hospital of an apparent drug overdose, authorities said. He was 34.


Hey..I could be 100% wrong about Howard..but I thought I remember reading and hearing that he was a physical corner coming out of Miramar..if I am wrong..my bad. And Canerock..even with that young of a team, I just think we had enough talent to do better. Those guys were young, but good..maybe not top 5-20 good..but better that 115 or worse lol

Dude on a Pale Horse

Who's not in the band OGV?


BUT...there is enough talent to be better that we have been on D.

Posted by: UMike | May 02, 2013 at 08:15 AM

UMike, this sentiment gets bandied about a lot on this blog...and while true, there's more to it than that.

Let's break it down...

Our 2 best Safeties (Bush-Jenkins)were TRUE! freshmen.

Our best LB (Perryman), was a TRUE! Sophomore.

Our best CB (Gunter?), was a RS Sophomore, from the JUCO ranks.

And if you agree with Coke, our best DLineman was McCord...a TRUE! Freshman.

Do you see a pattern here,UMike...LMAO!

PS: Even if you wanna argue who the best CB was, 2 of em' (TH & Finnie) were TRUE! freshman, and 1 of em' (McGee) was a Sr. who the staff felt underachieved up to that point.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Football is not SO complex, especially at the college level. Many fans on this blog have a very high understanding of coaching strategies. Many of us have coached or still coach at the HS level. We've also seen it done right for many years. I guess I shouldn't comment on how great a coach Soldinger is because I never coached RBs at his level? We should never in our personal lives compare Matise and Van Goh because we can't paint like them? We shouldn't even vote because none of us have ran for office? I don't understand those comments. Folks here have been watching football since the 80's or longer. I think they can tell when a defensive scheme isn't working.

orange 'n green in the vein

I'm more interested in 2/3 of these recruits playing for the competent coach of the men's basketball team personally.

UMike, he was UVA's DC when they always were poised for a breakout season that never arrived with him calling the plays, mostly because the 3-4 they ran never could win the big game.

Fans discussing sports on a sports blog for fans? What a concept, thanks for stopping by, be sure to change your screen-name before posting again to sock-puppet your opinion which I find intriguing and would like to subscribe to your newsletter filled with the same.

Off to Saint Augustine to go watch The Smashing Pumpkins (minus 3/4 of the original band) outside tonight. The incompetent coordinator can be kicked later.


I agree with CF1, if Howard was physical, they'd play Him on the shortside (boundary). Besides, I thought TH fell down the depth chart this Spring...


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Canesfan_1..if you have been watching Howard since he has been at Miami then yea he doesnt see physical.. Cause he coach has him 10 yards off the line lol.. He was a physical corner in high school and it MIGHT even be the reason he bumbed heads with the staff last year... Surely not a coach.. But any CB.. Physical or not.. Isnt going to prevent a first down when he is that far off the ball. Cocane make a great point too that it really hurts us on sweep plays..i just think i we brought the corners up and let them get more physical and disrupt the routes it could help



We mentioned two weeks ago that UM was expecting to add a European point guard. That guard is Emmanuel LeComte, a 17-year-old who plays in the Ethias League. UM confirmed that he has signed with the program.

"Manu LeComte is a true point guard," UM coach Jim Larranaga told our Michelle Kaufman. "He is quick and fast and can shoot. He will have to learn the American college game. But with the loss of Shane Larkin and Angel Rodriguez having to sit a year, it is nice to have a point guard who can play right away."

The Belgian Youth Basketball Blog described him as "very, very talented" with a "ton of experience for his age" and "can take over a game."

LeComte, 5-11, told stateoftheu.com: "I'm quick. I can shoot from everywhere. I will need to improve my body, get more in the weight room."

### David Thompson, who is attempting to play both baseball and football at UM, has a difficult decision ahead: determining whether to play in a summer baseball league or begin honing his skills and body for the football season. Thompson, a quarterback, has a chance to be a holder on field goals this season.

“I know he’s a good player, can be a better player,” baseball coach Jim Morris told several media outlets today. “He just needs to work more on baseball right now.” Morris stopped short of saying a decision had been made about his baseball involvement this summer.

Thompson, who leads UM with 28 RBI but has been slumping recently, told Canesport.com: “Pretty much when baseball is over, I’ll be walking across the outfield and going right to football. Hope to compete for the No. 2 spot.”

### The transfer guard that UM is hoping to lure from Texas – Sheldon McClellan – averaged a team-high 13.5 points last season but also drew the ire of coach Rick Barnes because of lack of intensity and effort at times. Others – including Illinois, Marquette and Oregon – are also in the mix.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/05/snippets-from-jeff-ireland-decision-ahead-for-um-player.html#storylink=addthis#storylink=cpy


Canesfan_1 = Don Soldinger

Good to have U on board coach but PLEASE take it easy on the fans!

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