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July 28, 2013



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For "Hurricane" Lou that is.


Behind a stifling defensive effort, as well as 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots from tournament MVP Breanna Stewart (Connecticut / North Syracuse, N.Y.), the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team (9-0) held France (7-2) to eight points in the second half en route to a 61-28 victory and the USA's fifth-straight FIBA U19 World Championship gold medal on Sunday night in Klaipeda, Lithuania. The U.S. has claimed six of the last seven U19 gold medals and boasts a 54-4 record over that span, while owning an all-time 66-12 record in U19 play.

"I was just having fun this tournament," said Stewart when asked about earning MVP honors. "I was really looking forward to it. Shots were falling, which is always really nice, but the gold is the most important thing."

"I was thinking, not many people get this," said USA U19 and University of Miami head coach Katie Meier after hearing the USA's national anthem being played as the flags were raised. "I teared up a little bit. My voice cracked. I was singing as loud as I could. I'm awfully proud. It's so much to share it with the others and the people that were on the journey with you. That's really the joy of it all."

Terrance Sullivan

Great news glad to hear the support for the program. Glad you had a good time 86. 33 days till Gameday. Go Canes.


Phillip Dorsett

F' the Turds!

Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir Keoki


Duke Johnson F the turds. Right around the corner


Support Hurricane club and
The ultimate team...50% Nebraska 50% Canes
Many Nebraska fans are cheaters a corn head voted more than 500 times today for the corn suckers he must have a special feature on his computer....

Let's go Canes the 2001-2002 team the best ever in the history of college football....

Vote many times...http://espn.go.com/college-football/features/ultimateteam

Hurricane Warrior



I saw some of the players recently and the all look leaner, stronger and ready for sucess . For the first time in a decade, there is real optimism headed jnto the season. If you study Al Golden's record, you will notice that he tends to exceed expectations. This is why I believe the Canes are headed to a BCS bowl and they will finally reenter the national discussion of the best team . Golden has finally put this ship on the right course


Ariz workin...
**Do not be surprised if former Nebraska DE Ernest Suttles joined the program within the next couple of weeks. Suttles is a class of 2013 prospect from Gaither High School in Tampa, who was dismissed from the Nebraska program back in June for striking his teammate over the head with a bottle at a party (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...antos/2466385/). I can confirm that there is legitimate interest from both sides and according to a source close to Suttles, he will be a ‘Cane if there is a scholarship available to him. We should know by next week if there will be a spot for him. Here are Suttles’ highlights from high school:

**Although most of the talk in regards to freshmen linebackers has been about Alex Figueroa (and deservedly so), I would expect Jermaine Grace to play a role on the team this season. Eddie Johnson was obviously a huge loss in terms of production and say what you will about Gionni Paul, but he played a lot last season. Gabe Terry was another guy who was expected to take on larger responsibilities this season, but he’s gone as well. Grace is not the most physically imposing at his position, but he might be the fastest. Throughout his high school career, he showed the ability to quickly diagnose and react, which will get him onto the field right away. There’s a reason Miami has four linebacker commits this early in the process, with the possibility of a junior college prospect being added later. Another positive with Grace is that he has been on campus since May so he has had time to adjust and learn the playbook.

**Here are the freshman numbers (excluding Dobard, Figueroa, Knighton, and Odogwu who enrolled in January)
--Artie Burns #1
--Jamal Carter#6
--Stacy Coley #3
--Augustus Edwards #7
--Corn Elder #29
--Alex Gall #67
--Jermaine Grace #5
--Ray Lewis III #20
--Kevin Olsen #19
--Walter Tucker #44

**I finally had the chance to watch Miami commit Demetrius Jackson’s highlights from Booker T. Washington’s spring game against Lakewood, and I was blown away. In just one game, Jackson flashed all of the signs of athleticism we have been hearing about and he did not look like someone who had never played football in their life. In the highlights, Jackson shows tremendous closing speed, surprising aggressiveness, and he used his long arms on multiple occasions to disrupt the quarterback. I expect Jackson to be used in a similar role to how Matthew Thomas was used over the past few seasons. Enjoy:

--A funny note: I had tweeted about how impressed I was with Jackson after watching these highlights, and Lakewood’s quarterback Tyrell Hubbard-Smith tweeted me this – “he was in my face the whollleeee game he real deal”

**Just to clarify something I mentioned last week…Although Miami has room to make up with Ermon Lane, the coaching staff will not stop recruiting him even if he commits elsewhere within the next few weeks like he has stated he will.

**Miami has one of the top offensive line classes in the country, arguably the best. While most people look at the talent level of the commits, something I have noticed from the times I have interacted with or interviewed each of them is that they are a very smart bunch. One of the underrated aspects of an offensive lineman’s game is the ability to communicate with each other and understand defensive schemes. The group of McDermott, Darling, Gibbons, and Linder seem to be on top of the mental side of the game, which should go a long way for them once they get on campus.

**Here is some info on some South Florida prospects at UF’s annual Friday Night Light’s event that was held this past Friday:
-I was told from someone in attendance that 2016 University School wide receiver Sam Bruce was maybe the most impressive wide receiver participating. This doesn’t come as a surprise considering Bruce is nearly uncoverable in one-on-one camp settings. Bruce also won the 40-yard dash portion of the camp with ease.

-Hialeah C A’lique Terry continued his impressive offseason run, and was considered the top offensive lineman in attendance. Terry has torn it up during the camp circuit. Back in March, he was extremely impressive against top talent at the Miami NFTC combine and then last month he won OL MVP at Miami camp. He was the only lineman who was able to hold his own against Travonte Valentine at that Miami camp. I would have liked to see Miami offer Terry, but that spot was taken by Nick Linder.

-2015 University School CB Rashard Causey came home with a Florida offer. Causey was offered by Miami back in June after a camp performance.

-2015 Central WR Da’Vante Phillips committed to the Gators after the camp. Miami will continue to recruit him.

**Texas SG transfer Sheldon McClellan will have to sit this season out, but will be a pivotal part of the 2014-2015 team. One of the staples of Coach Larranaga’s belief system is efficiency, which is something McClellan will need to improve upon from his time as a Longhorn. Let’s take a look at the stats:
McClellan (2012-2013) in comparison with
13.5 PPG
3.9 RPG
0.9 APG
.382 FG%
.273 3PT%

Durand Scott (2012-2013)
13.1 PPG
4.0 PPG
2.6 APG
.453 FG%
.353 3PT%
--McClellan is much more of a pure scorer and volume shooter than Scott, but his shooting percentages should see a big jump in Larranaga’s system.

**Miami lost out on one of the top 2014 players on their board tonight, as Northeast’s Malik Price-Martin committed to USC. The athletic power forward had Miami near the top of his list.


BTW...D. Knox committed to OSU


David Gilbert, honorable mention Big 10 last season, would become one of the top two defensive ends on UM’s roster (with Anthony Chickillo) if he enrolls, as UM expects.

So what’s the holdup? Wisconsin said contrary to reports, he has not graduated, which is necessary for Gilbert to be eligible to play at UM this season. But Gilbert hopes to graduate in August and has a UM financial package in place.

### Most improved UM players? Receiver Allen Hurns said it’s running back Dallas Crawford on offense and cornerback Antonio Crawford on defense: “Antonio is the fastest corner we have, and he’s breaking on the ball better. He could be as good as [graduated] Brandon McGee.”

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


"**Just to clarify something I mentioned last week…Although Miami has room to make up with Ermon Lane, the coaching staff will not stop recruiting him even if he commits elsewhere within the next few weeks like he has stated he will."

Exhibit U. Moving on?


LB..what does that even mean lol..how can you "make up room" to a recruit? You can't give him more than other places. The kid has family ties to UM, been to campus numerous times and is a hometown kid who has said Miami is his dream school (the kiss of death i know)..but yet we have room to make up? lol..We shouldn't have to beg a local kid with family ties to come to UM


Ariz workin...

St. Thomas Aquinas is arguably the top program in the state of Florida, but when legendary Head Coach George Smith retired in 2011, some critics thought it would be the end of their run. The doubters were silenced last year, as Rocco Casullo led the Raiders to the class 7A state title. Miami commitment Nick Linder was a key part of the team’s run as the starting center and he believes the team has enough to repeat as champions.

“Our coaching staff does a great job of keeping us to stay humble and forget about last year. They tell us that last year’s over and not to get complacent. We aren’t entitled to anything and we have to just go out and play hard. Being motivated is pretty easy considering we play Miami Northwestern first game at Sun Life, then our second game is against John Curtis (La.) in the Superdome and they’re defending national champs so it’s pretty easy to stay motivated,” said Linder.

Nick’s brother, Brandon, is a starting guard at Miami. The younger Linder has high hopes for the team this season.

“I’m expecting a great year at Miami. Brandon’s telling me great stuff from the coaching down to the team’s chemistry and how everything is shaping up. If you win the Coastal, you have a shot at the ACC, and if you win the ACC then you have a shot at a big bowl game.”

Miami has one of the top recruiting classes in the country, which is something Linder has paid close attention to.

“I’m really excited we’re getting a lot of local guys and guys from everywhere really. I’ve messaged Brad Kaaya and talked to him through Facebook and of course Kc McDermott and Reilly Gibbons. There’s some guys I haven’t really talked to, but I know of them through word of mouth and knowing they’re just good ball players.”

Linder is apart of arguably the top offensive line class in the country and has built a good relationship with the group.

“I’ve known Kc through our brothers and our families have been friends and whenever we go to the ‘Canes games we always hang out. We’ll see each other outside of football like down in the Keys with our families. I actually met Reilly (Gibbons) before he was committed at one of the basketball games when they beat Clemson for the ACC title. He’s cool and I’m excited to have him. I hung out with Trevor (Darling) and Kc at a junior day when we sat down with Coach Kehoe.”

One of Miami’s top remaining targets is Linder’s teammate, Anthony Moten, who recently de-committed from Florida. Linder feels like the ‘Canes have a good chance at landing him.

“I think Miami has a really good shot at Anthony and I hope we get him because he’s a real good ball player who makes me better in practice so I just think he’d be a great add. When he was committed to Florida, I was kind of busting his balls and stuff, but I’m definitely telling him all the pros about why Miami is a good fit for him.”

Here’s a look at what Linder’s offseason workout regimen has consisted of:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 9 A.M.
-Team workouts
-Trainer from Aventura who works with NFL guys comes and works with the team

Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 6 P.M.
-Offensive Linemen go to Power Sports Academy, which specializes in explosive power lifting

Any other available time
-Field work with his brother (Brandon) and other teammates


From ESPN and a blogger at CIS..

ESPN hotboard predictions

figured I'd post these here got a few Canes targets listed

updated on July 25

Ermon Lane
Prediction: Florida
Confidence level: 4 of 10
"Florida and Alabama appear to be neck-and-neck, but Lane hit it off with Florida QB commit Will Grier and other Florida commits at The Opening, and that could have pushed Florida into the lead."

Kentavius Street
Prediction: NC state
Confidence level: 4 of 10
"Georgia held the lead for Street for over a month, but following a June unofficial visit to NC State the Wolfpack have jumped to the top of his list. The chance to help a nearby program with players he knows is a big selling point to Street, who also has Clemson, Miami, Florida State and Virginia in his top group. His list could change several more times over the next few months, but he said the Pack are the leader.

Johnnie Dixon
Prediction: Ohio st
Confidence level: 6 of 10
"Miami and Ohio State are leading for me. From day one Miami has showed me the love. They really showed how bad they wanted me from day one. Ohio State was coming hard, too, but once I took the visit [to Columbus], I was like, 'wow.'" -- Johnnie Dixon

Travis Rudolph
Prediction: Florida
Confidence level: 6 of 10
"After decommitting from Miami, Rudolph has visited Florida a few times, including a visit with his mother for Florida's spring game. Auburn is now in the picture and Miami is not out of it yet, but the Gators appear to be the front-runners

Chris Lammons
Prediction: Miami
Condifence level: 6 of 10
"Several schools, including Alabama, Florida, Florida State and South Carolina, are in the mix for Lammons, but ultimately the Canes have the inside track to land the talented athlete."

Thomas Holley
Prediction: Notre Dame
Confidence level: 2 of 10
"Holley has been busy this summer taking unofficial visits to Florida State, Florida, Miami, Notre Dame and Ohio State. We could can really go in any direction with Holley, but Notre Dame has done well in New York City the past few seasons and the Irish are the early projection."

Trent Harris
Prediction: Florida
Confidence level: 8 of 10
"Harris was close to making a decision in late May but backed off when schools like Ohio State came calling. We take that as him just making sure of his decision, which will likely be Florida."

Sharieff Rhaheed
Prediction: Miami
Confidence Level: 2 of 10
"When he decommitted from LSU in early July, Rhaheed said he was wide-open but did single out a visit to Miami. He said he won't end his process until he "falls in love" with a school and suggested that hasn't happened yet."


Rivals is reporting Lane said "it would be hard to tell Miami no" haha..well you have had an offer forever, so I guess it isnt THAT hard lol


4-Star JUCO DT Claude Pelon has Miami in his top 2...and according to Pete Ariz there is a realistic shot..



"LB..what does that even mean lol..how can you "make up room" to a recruit? You can't give him more than other places. The kid has family ties to UM, been to campus numerous times and is a hometown kid who has said Miami is his dream school (the kiss of death i know)..but yet we have room to make up? lol..We shouldn't have to beg a local kid with family ties to come to UM"

There are a lot of folks on this board who see with orange covered glasses. I do not generally follow recruiting as a rule (save defensive line). But all the public and private information given to me says he's not coming, and it's been this way for quite some time.

"Dream school" translates to: I want the love & attention, but it's not going to matter in the end. I'm going somewhere else. I want to fire up the fanbase, but I probably won't sign. 85-90% of the time this is the case, especially with "name" recruits.

Lane isn't coming here. As confident as folks were that Duke was going to be a Cane, I'm even more confident that as of today Lane won't be at UM. Trust me.

Wins change everything. We've got all the momentum in the world with recruiting, schedule, Morris & Duke, positive vibes with previously isolated schools (Booker T./Dwyer), etc. Should UM claim at least a 9 win season and win a bowl game, the Canes won't have an issue of losing out to targeted players again... regardless of how well the mechanisms of the $EC operate.

This isn't like losing out to targeted defensive tackles in 2011 & 2012. We're loaded at WR, and Griffin hasn't showed up yet. If Lane comes, it'll be a good surprise. But logic and common sense dictates that he won't.


Regarding those ESPN predictions...according to Rivals Sharieff Rhaheed doesnt have a Miami offer.


.but yet we have room to make up? lol..We shouldn't have to beg a local kid with family ties to come to UM

Posted by: UMike | July 29, 2013 at 08:39 AM

Agreed 100% if they don't want to come then F%$# them...move on


I dont mind the staff putting work in or chasing a recruit that isnt sure or isnt local etc etc...but a local kid with family ties AND said UM is his dream school..we shouldn't have to chase those type of kids. Wish there were more Duke Johnsons and Trevor Darlings around.


IGIT. In Golden I Trust.


"Wish there were more Duke Johnsons and Trevor Darlings around."

Exactly. We need recruiters. But it sounds like we have more than a few (Kaaya, Yearby, etc.). This is already a really good class with even more room to improve (DL, LB).


LB...I agree we could use recruiters, but I meant players that know where their going, commit and are never heard from. Not kids that are begging for offers in hopes of their ranking going up on some site. A kid like Trevor Darling commits and then shuts it down. He doesn't need to go to all these camps and do all these interviews..for what? He already accepted a full scholarship to the University of Miami. Those sites can drop him down to a 2-Star, and would it matter? No. Some of these kids must be insecure or something. As soon as they sing they NOI, all the ratings, rankings and stars dont mean shyt!!! But they have to make sure their a 4-Star before then lol


IDK how I feel about Lammons, but he might be the biggest Troll we have in this cycle lol..well outside of Vincent Jackson


I think Trent Harris is announcing today at noon


StateofTheU reporting Miami will land Harris..says Florida apparently doesn't have room lol

VA Cane

I recruit as hard as I can, but when a guy waivers or plays around, hey that's fine. These are children, and they may seem adult like, they are kids and are gonna act like a kid. I keep my feelers on him, but I go for guys who want to come play rebuild succeed and win NCs at UM. That's my bottom line. All one has to do is watch the U....read those names and hear what they say and how they say it they came here to win titles. Go somewhere else if you want, waiver that's fine. Cause if that's how you play it, we probably don't need you. No harm no foul go play for whom you want. I can see why a kid picks Bama....proven winner great program. FL with Muschamps fat ass ugly mug bad rep.....go there if you want to be a jerk...or OSU go there with greasy mole face Urban....your choice.

VA Cane

Hers my take on Johnny Football...he had a good year, now he thinks he is a star. One year does not a champion make. Shows up at UT for pub, them shows up again the next night. He pretty aint he? Actually kinda ugly looks old for his age.

The crap about double digit wins and titles? Just win Baby?

Double digit wins aint shit if you do not win it all....like 5x UM dude!!!!

And Al Davis said JWB in the 60s....and though he had some issues and Oakland had some bad seasons he was the original man in black who defied all including THE League....coached, was AFL Prez changed the game won 3 SBs and had some of the greats play in Oakland

So find something to blow on little boy blue, Heisman crybaby you aint jack in my book. win something instead of talking!!


I can see Bama, especially lately..but I have no idea why a kid that grows up in Miami (as I did) would bolt to Gainsville lol


Harris To Miami!!


Welcome To The U!!



Winter Park HS same school that produced Austin Rivers


Trent Harris is a HUGE get! Go Canes!


Well I guess it works both ways..Harris said he grew up a Gator fan lol


Lets go golden !!

Old Skool

Just wondering whether this is a real commitment or just a placeholder until another FU player gets arrested and kicked off the team.


UMike, whenever we steal a recruit from floriduh their fans swear up n down they didn't want em or had no room. Truth is Harris named Miami his leader after he was blown away by his visit to UM.


Nice get by our guys! Beating out FU for an Orlando kid makes it even better.


4-Real..same with FSU..they like to say he didn't have a committable offer lol


Miami just nabbed a preseason victory over the Florida Gators.

The Hurricanes just picked up their 25th oral commitment for the 2014 season: 6-2, 221-pound defense end Trent Harris, a three-star athlete according to rivals.com and 247sports.com, and a four-star athlete according to ESPN.com.

Harris, who had 50 tackles and 11 sacks as a defensive end last season as a junior, chose the Canes over the Gators and Ohio State.

Earlier in the process, he had narrowed his finalists to UF, Georgia, OSU, Alabama, FSU and Vanderbilt.

He grew up a Gators fan.

"That was my dream as a kid,'' Harris told the Orlando Sentinel, where he announced his decision at about noon Monday. "But I grew up, and I've got to realize what's going to help me the most in my future, and that's the University of Miami.

"Yes sir, the U!'' he concluded in a video.

Before the announcement, he told 247sports.com that he knew what team he was choosing and that he had made up his mind recently.

Oral commitments are non-binding. They do not become official until National Signing Day.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/07/um-hurricanes-just-got-their-25th-oral-commitment-for-the-class-of-2014.html#storylink=cpy


We're loaded at WR, and Griffin hasn't showed up yet. If Lane comes, it'll be a good surprise. But logic and common sense dictates that he won't.

Posted by: LB | July 29, 2013 at 08:53 AM

There IT is right there.


I can see Bama, especially lately..but I have no idea why a kid that grows up in Miami (as I did) would bolt to Gainsville lol

Posted by: UMike | July 29, 2013 at 11:17 AM

I agree. But I think there are $ome rea$on$ $ome recruit$ might con$ider Gaine$ville or another $EC $chool. LOL

Another is if you are thinking three and out and NFL bound and you don't care about academics or getting a degree it is much easier to hide out or get a free pass (puff, puff pass) among 50K students in G'Ville than at UM.


Another defensive lineman? Count me in. Golden is not screwing around. Get on board or get the eff out of the way. No Keefin' in 2014.


I guess it is fair to say we will see more 3-4 defense in the future lol




Miami now has 10 ESPN300 commits, all 4-Stars

#20 - Joseph Yearby
#45 - Kc McDermott
#114 - Trent Harris
#133 - Trevor Darling
#150 - Travonte Valentine
#184 - Chad Thomas
#216 - Reilly Gibbons
#234 - Nigel Bethel
#253 - Brad Kaaya
#289 - Darrell Langham

Other targets include..

#22 - Dalvin Cook
#25 - Ermon Lane
#30 - Kentavius Street
#43 - Johnnie Dixon
#81 - Travis Rudolph
#84 - Chris Lammons
#85 - Thomas Holley
#152 - Anthony Moten
#208 - Keyon Brown


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