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July 30, 2013

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thirstybuzzardcane

@Umike
One season at a time my friend......LOL!!!

canezilla

SO WE BEEN WAITING 3 YEARS FOR THE NCAA.AND NOW THEY SAYING ITS TAKING LONGER CAUSE OF THE WORK LOAD? THIS IS THE BIGGEST CONCERN RIGHT NOW FOR THE NCAA.STOP DRAGING THIS AND GET IT DONE ALREADY!!

UMike

I don't care who the back up is now..I'm already worried about our QB next year..there could potentially be a huge drop off lol

BigWindyCane1

Ryan Williams enters camp clearly ahead of Gray Crow for the backup job behind Stephen Morris…

NOT TRUE!

Posted by: 86Cane | July 31, 2013 at 07:41 AM

Agreed. I saw them both play last spring, and although Morris was the clear #1, I was surprised to see that the competition for #2 was very, very close.

86Cane

Someone asked Chad Thomas if he thinks Lane will commit to Miami and his answer was "Don't know, don't care" lol

Posted by: UMike | July 31, 2013 at 06:21 AM

He must read Canespace? LOL

86Cane

Ryan Williams enters camp clearly ahead of Gray Crow for the backup job behind Stephen Morris…

NOT TRUE!

LB

"Someone asked Chad Thomas if he thinks Lane will commit to Miami and his answer was "Don't know, don't care" lol"

That's all you need to know. +50.

UMike

According to Rivals, Miami is in the "top 7" for 4-Star DT Elisha Shaw.

UMike

Someone asked Chad Thomas if he thinks Lane will commit to Miami and his answer was "Don't know, don't care" lol

UMike

Tito workin...

2014 Albany (Ga.) linebacker Juwon Young is not only helping his team with workouts and running, but is also getting them mentally prepared for the upcoming season.

“I’ve been doing a more of a mental thing then a physical. I’ve been pushing them hard in the weight room so we can come together more as a team and we can go on the field as a team than just get on the field and play by ourselves.”

Young has set some expectations for himself next season and fully confident he can accomplish them.

“My goal is to at least have ten sacks with about 250 tackles with 2-5 picks and about ten forced fumbles.”

The 6’2 228 pound linebacker has been doing workouts and has a deep passion, so much to the point that he doesn’t sleep.

“Times like late at night, sometime I just wake up in the middle of the night and go to the sand dunes and I just run the sand dunes.”

Young committed to Miami during the summer and confirms that he is still fully committed to the Hurricanes.

“Yeah I would say it’s a hundred percent. I’ve been talking to them about every week or every other week. I mostly speak to linebacker coach Michael Barrow.”

The Albany product recently took the ACT and fell short of the score he wanted by 4 points, however he is really motivated and excited to hear that ‘Canes fans are pulling for him.

“Yeah, I’m taking it in October. It makes me feel like, now I used to work hard it makes me want to work even harder. Where I’m from we’re not used to a big crowd cheering for you, but I saw all the love on Facebook and I was just like ‘I’m good and I have a fan base.’.”

The Georgia native has also taken notice to the recruiting class Miami is working on and is excited.

“I don’t look at it too often, but I saw that we had the #1 recruiting class in the nation right now. I seen a couple of commits were there with me when I was at the camp. Mike Smith, I’m looking forward to playing with him.”

UMike

UM football camp opens Saturday, with several battles percolating. Here are seven worth tracking:

### Cornerback: Ladarius Gunter (UM’s most consistent cornerback, according to defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio) and Antonio Crawford (UM’s fastest corner) enter camp as favorites to start, though Tracy Howard has a shot to overtake Crawford.

UM believes Howard began playing better last season when he became more receptive to coaching and playing the defensive technique he was taught. He’s fast, but not quite as fast as some fans expected…. Improved Nate Dortch is the favorite for the No. 4 job, but expect impressive newcomer Artie Burns to seriously challenge him.

### Middle linebacker: Jimmy Gaines versus Raphael Kirby looms as one of camp’s best battles.

D’Onofrio said Gaines led at the close of spring and “Gaines’ importance can’t be underestimated as far as how smart he is to get us lined up."

But Kirby was more heavily recruited and has a higher ceiling athletically. Both should play a lot, especially if Miami plays a 3-4 defense at times, which some players expect. (Using more 3-4 has been discussed, and we'll see if coaches go ahead and do that. Everyone expects to continue to see a lot of 4-3 defense, too)….

Denzel Perryman (UM wants more consistency) and impressive newcomer Alex Figueroa are heavy favorites to start at outside linebacker. And when/if UM shifts from a 4-3 to a 3-4, Tyriq McCord should play as an outside edge rusher. Backup defensive end Kelvin Cain also could play outside linebacker when UM uses a 3-4.

### Receiver: Allen Hurns and Herb Waters ended spring as the starters, but Rashawn Scott, Phillip Dorsett and Malcolm Lewis will push them, and all will play.

“We knew Waters would be a big wide-out,” coach Al Golden said. “But we’re learning he has lateral quickness and can make people miss.”

UM people rave about freshman Stacy Coley and the improvement of Jontavious Carter, but cracking the top five will be very difficult for either barring injuries.

### Tight end: Like last year, Asante Cleveland entered the summer first on the depth chart, ahead of Clive Walford, with newcomer Beau Sandland third. UM is hopeful Walford (biceps) will be ready to start the season, and he remains the favorite if he's healthy.

But offensive coordinator James Coley appears to have a higher regard for Cleveland than predecessor Jedd Fisch did. So if Walford is healthy, this might evolve into a battle between Cleveland and Sandland -- who's a skilled receiver -- for the No. 2 job, with Jake O’Donnell and Standish Dobard behind them. Sandland has excellent receiving skills, but the transition from junior college was bumpy at times this spring.

"The transition of speed and size is still an adjustment for him," tight ends coach Larry Scott said earlier this offseason. "You've got to handle being moved around."

### Offensive line: UM believes it has at least seven players capable of starting. Seantrel Henderson and Brandon Linder are presumed starters on the right side. Shane McDermott is the front-runner at center.

On the left side, UM figures to use some combination of Ereck Flowers, Malcolm Bunche and Jon Feliciano, with two of them starting. UM is open to playing Bunche at guard and tackle. And tackle Taylor Gadbois and guard Danny Isidora have impressed coaches enough to become factors.

### Safety: UM ideally would like Deon Bush and Rayshawn Jenkins to seize starting jobs and expects them to reach heights, over the next three seasons, that Ray-Ray Armstrong and Vaughn Telemaque never could. Bush, off a hernia operation six weeks ago, hopes to be ready for the start of the season.

But Bush and Jenkins still make young player mistakes at times; Bush had D’Onofrio exasperated during the first scrimmage in March before closing strong. If either has serious missteps, UM would be open to starting heady A.J. Highsmith or Kacy Rodgers.

### Defensive tackle: D'Onofrio said Olsen Pierre, Curtis Porter and Luther Robinson ended spring far ahead of any of the other tackles, including Earl Moore and Corey King. Ufomba Kamalu will help immediately… Robinson, much improved in the past year, will be given every chance to push front-runners Pierre and Porter for a starting job.

### Elsewhere: Dallas Crawford, among UM’s most improved players, has a leg up for the backup running back job behind Duke Johnson, but UM expects newcomer Gus Edwards to help in short yardage, with Maurice Hagens also factoring in there. Eduardo Clements (neck) received medical clearance on Tuesday, according to caneinsight.com, but a UM spokesperson said he had no confirmation of that… Ryan Williams enters camp clearly ahead of Gray Crow for the backup job behind Stephen Morris…

When UM plays a 4-3, Shayon Green -- despite his lack of pass-rush skills -- again figures to play a lot opposite Anthony Chickillo because UM loves his toughness and the fact that he’s difficult to displace on running plays. The depth will be better here, with elite pass-rushing freshman Alquadin Mohammad and former Wisconsin starter David Gilbert (UM expects him in August) joining Cain, improved Dwayne Hoilett and Jelani Hamilton as top reserves. Dyron Dye remains out with an injury, and the NCAA hasn't told him if he will be eligible, anyway....

Cincinnati transfer Pat O’Donnell will be the punter, and Matt Goudis likely the kicker. UM lists Dorsett as the primary punt returner –- ahead of Johnson –- and Dorsett or Lewis as the first-team kick returners. Coley and Corn Elder could factor in with returns.

CHATTER

The NCAA quietly has sent out word to some involved parties that it would like to announce UM’s sanctions around Aug. 8 but made no guarantees…. Elite defensive end Mohammad has qualified academically for UM, his high school coach, Don Bosco's Greg Toal, said Tuesday. UM expects Mohammaed -- rated by rivals.com as the 49th incoming recruit in the country -- will contribute on defense this season. But UM is pessimistic about ace pass-rusher Devante Bond’s chances of qualifying.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/#storylink=cpy

Old Skool

Interesting that Denny Dillard was mentioned in the Barry Jackson article

Montreal-Cane

Great to learn more about the 2014 recruits.
Gibbons looks very sharp.

Montreal-Cane

The NCAA quietly has sent out word to some involved parties that it would like to announce UM’s sanctions around Aug. 8 but made no guarantees….

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/07/um-battles-looming-dolphins-roster-buzz-umncaa-and-oden-updates-tino-fallout.html##storylink=cpy

86Cane

Gibbons ratings and rankings:

Rivals: 4 Stars, # 18 at OT and #278 overall.

247: 4 Stars, #27 OT #41 in FL.

86Cane

CaneRock...thanks for that.

CaneRock

Direct link to Gibbons' commitment:

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/sports/video.html?clip=http://static.baynews9.com/newsvideo/bhsn/highschool/reilly_gibbons_miami.f4v&vtitle=BHSN%3A%20Reilly%20Gibbons%20picks%20Miami

CaneRock

Gibbons sounds like a sharp kid...WELCOME TO THE U!

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bhsn/2013/4/8/st_petersburg_cathol.html

86Cane

Are U aware that the NFL Colts signed the former OC from NCAA Stanford to help QB Andrew Luck be successful?

Now THAT is strange. Not sure how his teammates see that move?

CaneRock

Duke Johnson...-3 BABEEEEE!

86Cane

When Gibbons was a freshman he was 6-3 and 175.

As a senior he is 6-5 and 290 and still a pup.

tjl

2!

86Cane

WATCH THE VIDEO!

TrianlgeCane

First! Go Canes!

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