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July 09, 2013

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Ohio_Cane

The kids thick ankled, and 2 milkshakes away from being a Will LB, and He wants to play CB...more power to em'.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 10, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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Exactly why I don't care he's not getting offered

CaneRock

Sad:

By Cailin O'Brien

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Three Brooks County High School football players were killed Tuesday morning when their car hit a tree near their southeast Georgia school.

A fourth football player was flown to a local hospital where he is in critical condition, school officials said in a press release.

The dead students were identified as rising seniors Jicarre Watkins and Shawn Waters and rising junior Johnnie Parker.

De’vron Whitfield, a rising junior, was ejected from the car and is in critical condition at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

The teens were driving to a morning football practice when the driver lost control of the car, causing it to veer off Webster Road and hit a tree near Brooks County High School, outside the Quitman city limits, around 9:30 a.m. Quitman is located about 20 miles west of Valdosta in south Georgia.

It is unclear at this time which student was driving.

Brooks County High’s football team finished 12-1 last season and won region 1-AA. The season was highlighted by a 28-24 upset victory over Valdosta High School and the first 10-0 season in Brooks County High School’s history, which dates back to 1959.

Watkins was a first team all-region defensive lineman in Region 1-AA.

The school cancelled the school board meeting scheduled for Tuesday night and announced that counselors will be available to help students and staff.

CaneRock

LMAO!

The kids thick ankled, and 2 milkshakes away from being a Will LB, and He wants to play CB...more power to em'.


Posted by: CaneRock | July 10, 2013 at 09:43 PM

Oh yeah, NEEEEEXT!

CaneRock

He doesn't wanna play safety

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 10, 2013 at 09:20 PM

LMAO!

The kids thick ankled, and 2 milkshakes away from being a Will LB, and He wants to play CB...more power to em'.

CaneRock

• Harris Sr., who was furious with UM coaches in February when he said they pulled their scholarship offer to former offensive tackle Denver Kirkland, said the relationship between his program and the Hurricanes is solid and will “continue to get better, keep growing.”

“I had an opportunity to talk to the coaches at Miami last night [when Treon committed],” Harris Sr. said. “If Miami was a school that was recruiting Treon as a QB the world may not know what happened. But under the circumstances that’s not the case.

“We still got guys in the recruiting process with Miami as well. We’re still going to have Canes here at Booker T. Washington. The biggest thing is what fits the kid best.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/10/3492863_p2/staying-at-qb-key-for-booker-t.html#storylink=cpy


Ohio_Cane

CR, that's part of it too. They would've evaluated him at CB tho if he came to camp. Them just going by film, they think he's better at Safety. He doesn't wanna play safety

CaneRock

Quincy is a child who is trying to "take his ball and go home".

It's simple:

Staff wanted him to come to camp to see him live, and then they would probably offer.

Quincy said "uh no, I'm so good U don't need to see me live. Offer me or I'm not coming to your school"

Staff said "no camp, no offer. Sorry"

Now Quincy is crying like a little 5 year old who didn't get all the ice cream flavors he wanted.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 10, 2013 at 07:40 PM

I thought it was because He wanted to play CB, but the staff thought He was a Safety at the next level...

laquinton

Im here. Just been trying to get some stuff situated . Hows everybody doing.I read this daily just don't have time to post. All is well though guys

The Dude

51 days til kickoff. Canes champs in 2013.

DeeCane

So what if Ice or Quincy or anyone else talking ish. Keep Calm and Carry On. Coach Golden and company got everything under control.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 10, 2013 at 07:27 PM.

I understand bro...I'm confident they do..its just pathetic how they are doing this

Ohio_Cane

Quincy is a child who is trying to "take his ball and go home".

It's simple:

Staff wanted him to come to camp to see him live, and then they would probably offer.

Quincy said "uh no, I'm so good U don't need to see me live. Offer me or I'm not coming to your school"

Staff said "no camp, no offer. Sorry"

Now Quincy is crying like a little 5 year old who didn't get all the ice cream flavors he wanted.

Terrance Sullivan

So what if Ice or Quincy or anyone else talking ish. Keep Calm and Carry On. Coach Golden and company got everything under control.

Texcane

I'm not convinced UM and BTW have things worked out. It's pretty evident Ice has an agenda against UM or is trying to get a job with FSU

CaneRock

Quincy Wilson is trying to destroy UM with other recruits...hes all on Twitter just bashing UM because he doesn't have an offer and his father dnt do anything to diffuse the situation..

Posted by: DeeCane | July 10, 2013 at 06:35 PM

Let's just saaaaay...the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree on this one.

Old Skool

There could be a shining reason why Quincy doesn't have an offer ... Not a man, yet.

DeeCane

Hey Spacers! Man a few things worry me and something needs to be done...Quincy Wilson is trying to destroy UM with other recruits...hes all on Twitter just bashing UM because he doesn't have an offer and his father dnt do anything to diffuse the situation..I think UM coaches and U school coaches need to have a sit down an hash out any differences there might be..it really concerns me and hopefully it gets resolved if UM and Booker T can work things out, I'm sure they can

hassan

Darling is up too. This staff can evaluate and Coach Hurley can recruit

hassan

Brad Kaaya is now borderline 5 star on 247 with s 95 rating.

Ohio_Cane

BigWindy, no doubt. Kid will be a factor this year. Possible starter.

BigWindyCane1

I like all those mentioned in response to LB's request, but we are all forgeting about David Gilbert. If he can stay healthy, he will play a lot.

http://www.foxsportsflorida.com/collegefootball/miami-hurricanes/story/DE-David-Gilbert-transfers-from-Wisconsi?blockID=916461

Ohio_Cane

Whoever mentioned Austin Roberts, Ohio St is the favorite right now. We're a close 2nd with him. Gave up on USC for whatever reason.

CoCane

Ohio,

I'm hoping Grimble steps up too. Problem is, I haven't heard anything about him all off season. Positive or negative. It's as if he doesn't exist. (shruggs)

Ohio_Cane

Watch out for MY surprise player on D for 2013: #97. If U don't know who that is U better look it up!

Posted by: SOUP | July 10, 2013 at 04:17 PM
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Sounds like Hoilett. Been hoping he'd show up this year.

I personally think Grimble is gonna be great.

SOUP

Watch out for MY surprise player on D for 2013: #97. If U don't know who that is U better look it up!

SOUP

Phil Steele has LOST his mind!

He has FSU, OK ST, Texas, USC and ASU as his Top 5 "surprise picks" to win the BCS title:

http://philsteele.com/Blogs/2013/JUL13/DBJuly10.html

hassan

CHICK led the team in sacks.... is out best overall DE. AQM and Bond can get after it but no Camp Swasey for them will set them back.

SOUP

I agree, I'd hate to see Mickey get gauzed up LMAO!

Posted by: CaneRock | July 10, 2013 at 04:08 PM

Yeah, Mickey wearing gauze, on crutches and with his arm in a sling is NOT good for his image.

SOUP

Check out these roster numbers. Several players now have the same number on offense and defense (1, 3, 5, 6, 11, 16, 17, etc.):

http://www.hurricanesports.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=28700&SPID=103763&SPSID=658368

CaneRock

Let's hope calmer heads prevail whichever way the case is decided by the jury.

Posted by: SOUP | July 10, 2013 at 03:58 PM

I agree, I'd hate to see Mickey get gauzed up LMAO!

CaneRock

AQM.

I thought Ricardo Williams would've been a baller, but for whatever reason, He left the team.


Posted by: CaneRock | July 10, 2013 at 03:59 PM

Oh, and if Bond gets in, Him too.

CaneRock

Question for folks in the know:

Who on the defensive side is serious about the pass rush besides McCord (who I still contend is a rush linebacker)? The spring game didn't tell me much.

Posted by: LB | July 10, 2013 at 03:42 PM

AQM.

I thought Ricardo Williams would've been a baller, but for whatever reason, He left the team.

SOUP

I'll tell ya'll what, good thing Zimmerman MIGHT walk in Sanford. Because if this case happened in Dade,County, and He walked, it would've been McDuffie all over again.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 10, 2013 at 03:40 PM

I doubt Zimmerman walks just given the nature of the case but IF he does don't be surprised by what MAY happen in Sanford and/or Orlando. Let's hope calmer heads prevail whichever way the case is decided by the jury. The judge refused to grant an acquittal after the defense rested this afternoon. It is on TV all day every day here in Central FL.

SOUP

SOUP..not only them two..but TN..I have noticed a lot of kids have TN in the top however many, and a lot of South Florida kids also. Do not be surprised it that is where Bethel ends up.

Posted by: UMike | July 10, 2013 at 02:15 PM

Yeah but Tenn has MUCH longer history of doing well in recruiting and in the SEC than either KY or Vandy BY FAR.

Old Skool

A WR that seemed to be cropping up a few months ago has disappeared. Any news on Alfredo Roberts' son Austin?

hassan

If some of you was ever involved with a real family you would be Murked quick. Snitchin on the net......you will be amazed how investigators add up.tidbits of info to build a case.

Anyways I am hearing out team looks like the Avengers with Camp Swasey in full effect. In 12 months we will be full Butch Davis status with talented athletes at the U.

LB

Question for folks in the know:

Who on the defensive side is serious about the pass rush besides McCord (who I still contend is a rush linebacker)? The spring game didn't tell me much.

LB

Since the news is pretty much dead, here's some recruitnik chatter (even though it's madness):

- Berrios is a head-on-shoulders guy. Lightning. Will probably sign onto UM.
- Edouard (a.k.a. "Keef 2014") is gone.
- There's a higher percentage of recruiters in the 2014 class than before. It's evidenced by the fact that Yearby's teammate (Cook) is warming to coming to UM despite being a Gator commit. Kaaya & the Northwestern fellows are really putting in work here.
- Gator commit Moten isn't as solid as he used to be.
- FSU still sucks.
- Good news for defensive worriers like me: the committed linebacker from GA (Young) is college ready on the same level Perryman was.
- In case you missed it, our boy Griffin is going to prep. But it's not a big deal as he goes to only for three months and will be around to help "Jimmy from the Bronx" try to replace Larkin & crew. He'll also be a freshman on the 2014 football squad. Maybe a touchdown-catching replacement for Hurns?
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"I think it's more important how good a QB coach Coley is. I think that all our QB picks are good enough. It's how well they are coached up.

Fisch certainly was an excellent QB coach and the improvement that we saw from Jaocry certainly proved it."

Finally! Someone speaks my language!

There's not much of Coley to judge on film, as Dumbo called the plays at FSuckU. As long as he doesn't pull a Patrick Nix... I think we'll be okay.

CaneRock

I'll tell ya'll what, good thing Zimmerman MIGHT walk in Sanford. Because if this case happened in Dade,County, and He walked, it would've been McDuffie all over again.

Canesfan_1

Mike - glad to hear you turned things around. I'm sure you know all too well where the "life" leads to.

As you know, you can have the swag and keep it real without being a knucklehead.

Canesfan_1

My post.......
disappeared!

The Dude

Lol SOUP.

Stand Robots out to sea, fight their programed mission.

Canesfan_1

UpNorth - responded. Good luck.

Somebody posted about license plates - I don't think the new ones are out yet. They're switching from the Ibis to the branded 'U". I wish they could get both on there but obviously the space is limited.

UMike

SOUP..not only them two..but TN..I have noticed a lot of kids have TN in the top however many, and a lot of South Florida kids also. Do not be surprised it that is where Bethel ends up.

4-Real

Man....Imagine how good we would be if we were allowed to DRAFT players....

SOUP

4-Real...I think the SEC better watch out for Vandy and Kentucky. They are building something at both schools.

4-Real

Dt Michael Sawyers to Vandy.

SOUP

OFF TOPIC, BUT VERY IMPRESSIVE:

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=75298

UMike

Got...my....season...tickets..ordered!!! yea doggie!! I am only going to Florida game..so if anyone will need a set of tickets to any other home game let me know..section 456, Row 13, seats 1 & 2

SOUP

Go here and look at Mini-plans:

http://hurricanesports.com/fls/28700/tickets/newsite/Football.html?DB_OEM_ID=28700

Houston

Treon Harris "“If they say I can do it at quarterback, I’m going to wait my turn,” Treon said. “If they say I can’t do it, I’m open to playing any position because I know I can do that too.”


Help me understand, so since Miami didn't "recruit" you to play QB (and change you once you get on campus) they are out of it. But since F$U "recruited" you as a QB (and change you once you get on campus) you chose F$U? LMAO....

Lesson Learned: Parents teach your kids to stand for what they want and not make excuses! There is nothing wrong and no excuse needed for amking a decision!

SOUP

UMike...they have a three game Mini-plan also.

UMike

I guess I waited to long to get my cheapo season tickets lol..all the $98 season tickets are gone, unless you want to sit alone lol

UMike

Canesfan..I hear ya...I wasnt worried, at 17 you couldnt tell me nothin lol..had a mouth full of gold teeth, my lowrider and a pistol under the seat lol...thankfully having a son and related situation that almost turned tragic made me change my ways

SOUP

Ruk, ruk, ruk:

http://instagram.com/p/blzpyxFoE6/#

UpNorthCane27

Thanx Canesfan, i dnt need any legal help though lol...

Canesfan_1

Mike - there are a lot of hangers on that talk a big game but can't back it up. Generally, the big talkers are good at talking and that's it. It's the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

My philosophy has always been that mostly if you keep your nose clean and take care of your business you have nothing to fear from any man.

Canesfan_1

Just for the record, I'm not a lawyer. Even I have standards. j/k

Canezitis

Canes vs convicts:)

ColaCane

Thanks Soup

SOUP

Talk to Jesse Marks from the Hurricane Club.

If U join U get one for FREE along with other cool gear (car decals, etc.).

MAKE SURE to tell him Canespace sent you!

@Jessehmarks

j.marks@miami.edu

CaneRock

Speaking of the Feds, for the Florida game, we should come out in all white, with 2 Chainz "I'ma be fresh as PHUCK! with the Feds watchin'!" bumpin' on the stadium speakers.

ColaCane

Hey Caners, anybody know where to get one of those very cool looking Hurricane Club license plates they're holding in the pic on the opening page?

CalgaryCane

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM

I think it's more important how good a QB coach Coley is. I think that all our QB picks are good enough. It's how well they are coached up.

Fisch certainly was an excellent QB coach and the improvement that we saw from Jaocry certainly proved it.

UpNorthCane27

Soup no worries my Man i'll post Some Colombians outside your house and make sure everything is smooth.

UpNorthCane27

Canesfan_1 whats your email would like to ask you a question...

Ohio_Cane

LB..if Olsen isn't as good as we hope..things might get bad quick lol

Posted by: UMike | July 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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I know this is blasphemous to talk about Jesus Olsen, but Kaaya > Olsen

UMike

I should say HAD BEEN an associate at one time back in the day

UMike

I remember when i was 17, dumb and naive...my "baby momma's" grandfather was supposedly an associate of the Bonanno family, which at the time meant nothing to me lol...One day her uncle came to visit and he kinda pulls me aside and says something to the effect of "you better treat her nice, i got friends in the garbage business"...at this time I was involved in my own gang activity in Miami and shot back with "i aint worrried, my homies run chop shops in opa-locka" hahaha

Canesfan_1

I get what you're saying, Soup and I understand.

I'm good friends with a Federal prosecutor, a county prosecutor, have two close relative that were prosecutors, and a cousin that is a trial lawyer in NY. One of my best friends is also with the FBI in an leadership capacity. You literally would have nothing to worry about. Even in the cosa nostra heydays, they didn't operate that way, it's not worth their time or the potential risk.

Organized crime is certainly a problem in society, and there are several crime organizations in operation. The people that have the most to fear from them are he ones that do business with them. Writing a satire piece about this particular family is no cause for concern. Far worse is written about them. No one, at least in the modern era as far back as I know, has been bothered for writing anything, and they are written about.

But I understand your reluctance.

UMike

LB..if Olsen isn't as good as we hope..things might get bad quick lol

SOUP

Well this will help me sleep better at night:

Miami Hurricanes punter Pat O’Donnell is one of 25 players on the 2013 Ray Guy Award Watch List, the Augusta Sports Council announced Wednesday. The Ray Guy Award honors the nation’s top collegiate punter.

O’Donnell is one of only three ACC punters on the preseason list, joining Duke’s Will Monday and North Carolina’s Thomas Hibbard.

One of Miami’s newest additions, O’Donnell, a native of Lake Worth, Fla., spent the previous three seasons as the starting punter for the Cincinnati Bearcats. In 2012, he was a second-team All-BIG EAST selection, averaging 41.8 yards per punt. In 2011, he was a first-team All-BIG EAST performer, posting 43.8 yards per punt. As a graduate student, he will be immediately eligible for the 2013 season.

LB

"### UM’s Al Golden indicated he and new coordinator James Coley plan to stick with large doses of the no-huddle offense that was used last season under Jedd Fisch’s direction… "

I have a thought as it pertains to the issues with A. Edouard, the offense, and watching the spring game.

Initially I had some very strong misgivings about the words "pro-spread," implying that UM was moving from a highly successful pro-offense system to something like a pro-spread as was employed at FSU.

It was so successful that it made Jacory Harris the comeback player of the NCAA and turned around Stephen Morris's career. Losing Fisch was inevitable because of such success with historically inaccurate and interception-prone QB's, but it still stung like hell.

I think the thought process, however, has changed.

I watched the spring game online and didn't see much of the "pro-spread," but the traditional pro-style which UM historically deploys and sends high-powered QB's to the NFL. A good sign. We nabbed back-to-back-to-back Elite 11 pro-style QB's, which is also indicative that NFL bound players like what's going on.

Edouard is a dual-threat QB, and I've heard more than twice from different sources that UM coaches may want to use him at a different position due to his skill set. That may irritate somebody who's better suited at say, Georgia Tech, than UM. That's not to say that UM doesn't want athletic QB's, as Morris is extremely quick on his feet.

I don't pay much attention to recruits save defensive tackles (yay!), linebackers, diehards, and truly transcedent players (#TownCane). It's quite a silly process until NSD and is continually a fluid picture.

See Rule #6: No Keefin'.

Other thoughts:
- As much as I love Ryan Williams's accuracy, he did not impress me in the spring game at all. He's the best option we have as a backup. But when Morris graduates, I hope that Olsen progresses enough to challenge him for a starter.

UMike

Thats nice Ohio..this weekend I hope to been on a few cliffs as we hike in the TN mountains

Ohio_Cane

Off Topic:

Add this to your bucket list... Wow!

An eye-catching new glass platform at Austria's Dachstein glacier lets visitors walk out on a ledge some 1,300 feet above snow-covered cliffs. The area has long been a year-round destination for adventure seekers.

http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/mQgLKDA1SiPfRcWIfQfjDA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD0zNzY7cT04NTt3PTYzMA--/http://l.yimg.com/os/publish-images/travel/2013-07-09/6b65777b-8df5-42a5-8377-61fec937ba27_Dachsteinbridge01.jpg

CalgaryCane

lol

UMike

Oh wait....went right over my head haha

Ohio_Cane

So what name would you suggest instead of Gators?

Posted by: CalgaryCane | July 10, 2013 at 09:51 AM
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LOL, well played, Calgary!

UMike

Posted by: UMike | July 10, 2013 at 09:33 AM

So what name would you suggest instead of Gators?

Posted by: CalgaryCane | July 10, 2013 at 09:51 AM

I didnt mean for the Gators lol

SOUP

I can just imagine the Gambino family leaders finding out and saying to themselves:

"Hey, who's dis SOUP guy anyways? How da hell does a guy get a name like SOUP? Dis guy sounds serious, Giancarlo, U better check dis guy out."

Next thing U know I've got some suits knocking on my door and then I'm wearing cement shoes and sleeping with da fishes somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico.

CalgaryCane

Posted by: UMike | July 10, 2013 at 09:33 AM

So what name would you suggest instead of Gators?

SOUP

Canesfan_1...It is a good idea but I am afraid to even say "Gambino" in public. Of course now that I have the NSA (Hey guys!) and the Justice Department are prolly all ova The Space. I'm gonna try to keep a low profile for now. LOL

SOUP

DT's ranked by Rivals:

http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/rankings/rank-3267;_ylt=AkK9GA0zzD2PyFHlC.MJ.WjwOrF_

Some DTs we are after OR in good shape with:

#4 Thomas Holley
#8 Elisha Shaw
#9 Khairi Clark
#12 Anthony Moten
#17 Lamont Gaillard
#20 Travonte Valentine
#26 Michael Sawyers

We also have a few of the top ranked offensive tackles:

#5 Kc McDermott
#17 Trevor Darling
#18 Reilly Gibbons

Linder is the #10 ranked center.

Brad Kaaya #12th ranked pro-style QB and Alin Edouard is the 25th ranked dual-threat QB.

UMike

I would suggest using the name of a fictional crime family lol

Canesfan_1

Soup - far be it from me to tell you how to run your business.

But that's such a clever and eye opening comparison to a crime family, that it might not be a bad idea to "repackage" that and put it as a blog article and then promote it on twitter, facebook, and other social media so people can link to it.

It's clever, packs a punch, is well thought out, etc. I think it eill create some great buzz, mainly because it really puts into perspective the lawlessness associated with the UF program. A lot of people still don't get it.

Not trying to be presumptuous and tell you what to do, just my two cents.

UMike

SOUP..U got mail

SOUP

Gambino Family = 22 arrests

Urban Myers Florida Gators = 31 arrests


From 2005 to 2008, federal authorities successfully prosecuted the Gambino administration, several capos, and many soldiers and associates. Since both federal and New York State authorities rounded up the entire Gambino family hierarchy in early 2008, a three-man panel of street bosses Daniel "Danny" Marino, John Gambino and Bartolomeo Vernace was running the Gambino family while the administration members were in prison. Marino, Vernace, Gambino, Cefalu, D'Amico, Nicholas Corozzo, and Arnold Squitieri have all been listed as leaders in the family. In July 2011, it was reported that Domenico Cefalu has been promoted to official boss of the crime family, putting an end to the Gotti regime.[50] The current family is believed to have between 150 and 200 members as well as over 1500 associates.

Today the Gambino family still controls the piers in Brooklyn and Staten Island through infiltrated labor unions.[51] A pair of indictments in 2009 and 2010, respectively, show that the family is still very active in New York City. During 2009, the Gambino family saw many important members released from prison.[52] In 2009, former National Basketball Association (NBA) referee Tim Donaghy accused Gambino associate James Battista of using Donaghy's knowledge of NBA games to pick winners in illegal sports gambling.[53][54][55]

On November 18, 2009, the NYPD arrested 22 members and associates of the Lucchese and Gambino crime families as part of Operation Pure Luck.[56] The raid was a result of cases involving loan sharking and sports gambling on Staten Island. There were also charges of bribing New York City court officers and Sanitation Department officials.[57]

UMike

Last summer, my close friend Art texted me to announce some exciting news. He had gotten engaged the previous night and planned to get married in 2013 in Pittsburgh. My first reaction was excitement, but my excitement quickly turned to fear as I started to wonder when the wedding would be. Would he pick a weekend in the fall? About two months later I received the bad news: the wedding was scheduled for Labor Day weekend. My options were limited because while I was excited about FAU coming to town, the Owls aren’t exactly a big enough opponent to cause me to miss the wedding. This spring, the folks at ESPN came to my rescue and added an unforeseen bonus opportunity. Miami’s game against FAU was moved to Friday night on ESPNU, allowing me the opportunity to see the game before heading off to Pittsburgh for the wedding. ESPN also announced that Pitt would be hosting Florida State on Monday night in an important primetime event for the ACC. I have fond memories of Miami’s last game in the Big East, when the Canes ran all over Pittsburgh in November of 2003. Things have now come full circle and I am excited about the chance to welcome the Panthers in their first game in the ACC. Will Jameis Winston be the savior that everyone in Tallahassee is hoping for? I can’t wait to find out while I scout the Noles in person.

We have officially reached the slowest month of the year in sports. Turning on Sports Center this week has been depressing, with most of the time being spent on baseball highlights, the X Games, Tennis, and Ron Jaworski’s endless QB countdown. This is the perfect time to analyze the ACC and the Win Total Odds for each team in the conference. I have listed all of the odds below, but have picked my favorite predictions. The over/under totals do not include any conference championships or bowl games.

Miami OVER 9.5 wins.

Returning starters are a key component in the making of these odds and the Canes are definitely a popular pick to have a breakout year. Miami should be favored in 9 games, underdogs against FSU and UF, and have a toss-up game against a talented UNC team. The Florida game is the key to the entire season in my opinion. A win over the Gators could have this team well on their way to a 10 win season. Miami doesn’t leave the state of Florida to play until October 17th at North Carolina. This schedule is far more manageable than in years past and I have full confidence in Coach Golden. Stephen Morris and Duke Johnson will both be among the best in the nation at their positions, and the strength and experience of Miami’s offensive line will be a key to the Canes’ success. While this defense still isn’t where it needs to be, almost every important contributor returns and I expect to see improvement.

My best memory at the Orange Bowl: Many Canes fans would name the Edgerrin James performance against UCLA or a last second victory over FSU as their favorite Orange Bowl memory. Mine is a bit different, because I relished the times that Miami just dominated their opponent. After a 59-0 win over 14th ranked Syracuse the week prior, Miami faced 12th ranked Washington on November 24th, 2001. The energy in the stadium was electric and the fans desperately wanted revenge on the Huskies for ruining a possible undefeated season in 2000. The Canes won 65-7 and forced seven turnovers. Watching the greatest team in college football history was truly a privilege I’ll never forget.

http://www.stateoftheu.com/football-news/2013/7/10/4509250/will-miami-win-10-games-its-time-for-acc-win-total-predictions

UMike

Over the past two years, I’ve been lucky enough to see Dade and Broward’s best compete on the gridiron, at camps and at 7-on-7s. The list below is my personal opinion, and I don’t speak for Peter, Tito, Cam or Nash. All forty times are verified by SPARQ.

15. Treon Harris, ATH, Booker T (5’11.5, 186, 4.58)- Intelligent and productive coach’s son who accounted for 50 TDs during Booker T’s state title run. The half-brother of Brandon Harris (on his dad’s side) and Thearon Collier (on his mom’s side). Harris always been known as a gamer, but it was his physical stats that surprised observers at the Miami SPARQ combine. Look how Harris measured up against the other top corners in his class:

Treon Harris- 5’11, 181, 4.48
Nigel Bethel- 5’9, 170, 4.61
Chris Lammons- 5’9.5, 159, 4.62


http://www.hudl.com/athlete/1505830/highlights/32872414

14. Anthony Moten, DL, St. Thomas Aquinas (6’4, 292, 5.17)- After an eight-sack season playing next to Ohio State signee Joey Bosa, Moten will now be the focus of opposing offenses as a senior. Can play either inside or outside, but may project best as a strong-side defensive end in certain systems (including Miami's) . Has held a Canes offer since his sophomore year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0y0HtKLx7U

13. Khairi Clark, DT, Chaminade Madonna (6’1.5, 329, 5.46)- One of the biggest boom or bust prospects in the class, which is why he lands right in the middle of the list. Only played half the snaps against University School and struggled with his conditioning on the camp circuit. However, possesses rare combination of bulk, burst and aggression.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sv0AWvZ2_U

12. Corey Holmes, WR, St. Thomas Aquinas (6’2, 176, 4.48)- The most college-ready receiver in the state. Dubbed the “next big thing” at STA by Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter, Holmes runs sharp routes and plucks the ball away from his body. His size (6’2) and explosiveness (4.48, 39 VJ) separate him from other polished possession receivers that have come out in recent years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnfHSA1IUfs

11. Joe Yearby, RB, Central (5’9, 178, 4.58)- A household name since Pop Warner, Yearby has rushed for almost 4,000 yards over the past two years. Makes up for average size and speed with elite vision and footwork. To borrow a comparison from gcane44, Yearby is Gio Bernard-like as a runner and pass-catcher.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIAS8GW-5SQ

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The kid hasnt even started high school yet lol

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SOUP..I agree lol

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Class of 2017? That's just silly.

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CORAL GABLES — The 2017 Miami basketball recruiting class is off to a fast start.

The Hurricanes got a commitment from a giant prospect entering his freshman year of high school.

DJ Russell of Jacksonville, ranked the No. 3 player in HoopsReport.com's Class of 2017 rankings gave his pledge to Miami on Tuesday.

"Their style of play fits me well and I like how coach [Jim Larranaga] lets his guards and forwards do what they do," Russell told the Sun Sentinel. "He's a great coach."

His AAU coach, Ralph Walton of the Atlanta Celtics, said his style of play would fit the Hurricanes' current brand. But, of course, he still has four years of high school to evolve.

"He knows it's just a verbal commitment and he knows he still has to do a lot stuff on his end to be successful as a college player," Walton said. "He knows that."

Russell attended UM's elite camp last year and developed a relationship with the Hurricanes coaches.

Russell will begin his freshman year at Jacksonville's Arlington County Day School this fall.

UM assistant Chris Caputo led the recruiting effort of Russell.

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CORAL GABLES — This was a quiet time for Miami a year ago. Preseason award watch lists didn't have many Hurricanes on the radar.

With only a handful of starters returning, the hype was minimal. Click here for the list of hopefuls from a year ago.

Much, of course, can change in a year.

Award watch list season is underway again and there's already more discussion involving coach Al Golden's team. Keep in mind these are massive lists that catch nearly every returning starter in major college football, but Miami is represented in nearly every one released so far.
RB Duke Johnson:

Maxwell Award watch list
Paul Hornung watch list

QB Stephen Morris

Maxwell Award watch list

TE Clive Walford:

John Mackey Award watch list

Shane McDermott:

Rimington Award watch list

We will be updating the list as more awards make their lists available in the coming weeks.

This is also a good sign football is close to returning. The ACC Kickoff media days start next week and practices are less than a month away.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/miami-hurricanes-blog/sfl-miami-hurricanes-football-award-watch-list-2013-20130709,0,2963486.post

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West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade quarterback Brad Kaaya was the lone Southern California native at the Elite 11 Finals, but one of five Golden State quarterbacks in the event.

After the full week in Beaverton, including The Opening, Kaaya was selected to the Elite 11.

“It’s definitely awesome, just getting to compete with these other highly ranked quarterbacks,” said Kaaya. “We were breeding some great competition and everyone rose to a higher level.”

Kaaya embraced his standing as the lone Southland passer.

“It’s kind of surprising, actually. I thought there would be more from Southern California. There were a lot from California in general. But it’s a great state to represent.”

The Miami commit said he was doing some recruiting at the event.

“Joe Mixon was on my team, we had like everybody on my team, so I was telling them about the U,” said Kaaya.

And despite the two local schools making a push for him, Kaaya hasn’t wavered with the Canes.

"A lot of schools, USC and UCLA, they recently contacted me and invited me to their camp, but I can't go to another camp. I'm solid to Miami,” said Kaaya. “I don’t want to shake things up. I’m solid and I’m happy with Miami. You take out football and Miami is still an awesome school.”

Kaaya said he was working to graduate early so he could be on campus for spring ball.

“I’m thinking about it and working on it because I’m trying to get down there in January,” said Kaaya.

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The Opening 2013 - Apocalypse

Brad Kaaya, West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade- Apocalypse really had a great group of risers at quarterback. Kaaya, a Miami commit, has been gradually moving up in the 247Sports rankings and is due for another bump after his showing at Elite 11/The Opening. The 6-foot-4 pocket passer has a strong arm and a quick release.

http://media.247sports.com/Uploads/Assets/87/984/984087.jpg

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In February, Derrick Griffin committed to the University of Miami as a dual-sport recruit. Since that day, worries about his eligibility have been a hot topic amongst Canes fans, but Griffin spoke to SOTU on Monday to clear up the rumors.

Griffin told SOTU on Monday that he will have to attend Prep School for 3 months and then he will be eligible to enroll into UM, but he wants everybody to know that he's "still coming."

"I'm still going to Miami" said Griffin on Monday afternoon. "I got to go to a prep school for 3 months, then I can go to Miami and play basketball. That's all to it."

*UPDATE* Griffin clarified later that reason behind his needing to attend Prep School is his ACT score.

For those wondering about his other sport, Football, Griffin shared thoughts on that as well. "I'm playing both. I just have to miss football this year. I'll be on the field for next season."

What does this mean?

It means that the 6'7 WR/Forward will attend the University of Miami, but will miss the upcoming football season, which isn't too much of a blow for the football program this season since many expected him to be redshirted anyway. Griffin, however, will enroll at Miami in time to join the Canes Hoops team and start his basketball career this winter.

We hope Derrick finishes up the requirements in Prep School and then be ready to enroll into Miami in time to help Coach L and the basketball program.

http://www.stateoftheu.com/basketball-news/2013/7/8/4504158/derrick-griffin-will-attend-miami-but-has-to-do-prep-school-first

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NEW YORK – Miami Hurricanes junior TE Clive Walford was named to the 2013 John Mackey Award Watch List announced Tuesday. Walford is one of six ACC tight ends named to the watch list – Eric Ebron (North Carolina), Jake McGee (Virginia), Nick O’Leary (Florida State), Beckett Wales (Syracuse) and Asa Watson (NC State).

Walford enjoyed a career season in 2012, finishing third on the team with 451 receiving yards on 25 catches and tied for the team lead with four receiving scores. He was one of only two Hurricanes to catch at least one pass in all 12 games.

Given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end, the award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee. The 2013 John Mackey Award recipient will be presented live on Dec. 12, 2013, at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show (6 p.m. ET, ESPNU).

The 2013 Mackey Award Midseason Watch List will be announced Oct. 14, while the semifinalists will be unveiled Nov. 18. The 2013 Mackey Award finalists will be revealed Nov. 25.

The John Mackey Award has been presented since 2000. Miami’s Kellen Winslow II won the 2003 John Mackey Award. The award is named for NFL Hall of Famer John Mackey, who is considered to be the best to have played the tight end position. A tight end by whom all others are measured, Mackey was a role model on and off the field as demonstrated by his Super Bowl championship, his commitment to community and his place in history as the first president of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

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With 6 scholarships available for the class of 2014 and only one commitment to date, Coach L and staff have been hot on the trail of several local talents, and Lance Tejada Jr. is no exception to that.

Tejada is rated as a 4* prospect by ESPN, and their #96 overall prospect. 247sports and Rivals both rate Tejada as a 3*, with 247sports rating Tejada as the 141st best overall prospect.

On top of already being a highly regarded prospect, Tejada's stock is currently on the rise. After attending the Future 150 camp in Orlando, Tejada was rated as one of the top 20 prospects in attendance, and here's what recruiting analyst Garrett Tucker had to say about Tejada's performance

Read the rest..
http://www.stateoftheu.com/2013/7/9/4480578/4-point-guard-has-canes-in-top-7

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From DMoney @ CIS..

Over the past two years, I’ve been lucky enough to see Dade and Broward’s best compete on the gridiron, at camps and at 7-on-7s. The list below is my personal opinion, and I don’t speak for Peter, Tito, Cam or Nash. All forty times are verified by SPARQ.

20. Michael Smith, OLB/DE, Northwestern (6’2, 196, 4.86)- Relentless pass rusher who put up 73 tackles and 18 sacks on a loaded Northwestern defense. After spending 2012 as a down lineman, Smith will be playing linebacker in 2013 in preparation for his Hurricane career. Struggled a bit in coverage at the Al Golden Camp but possesses the athleticism and work ethic to improve in this area.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvIrpDD7HgE

19. Tyrek Cole, CB, Miramar (5’11, 165)- Classic Miramar player- intelligent, athletic and confident. Cole will remind many of former Patriot Tracy Howard with his aggressiveness and polished game. As a member of the South Florida Express, Cole has faced elite competition and is one of the most battle-tested junior cornerbacks in the nation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eNyiPsbVKw

18. Chris Lammons, CB, Plantation (5’9.5, 171, 4.72)- Like former ‘Cane Brandon McGee, Lammons plays quarterback for the Colonels but projects as a cornerback at the next level. Although he does not have McGee’s size or speed, Lammons is a quick and balanced athlete who gained experience at cornerback on the South Florida Express 7-on-7 team. Plays bigger than his size due to his long arms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKmyKcHduKg

17. Quincy Wilson, CB/S, University (6’1, 196, 4.6)- One of the most focused and determined competitors I saw during the off-season circuit. Nobody took more reps than Wilson at the Miami NFTC, and he challenged every top receiver in attendance. Very physical at the LOS and uses his size to bully receivers. The only question: does he have the transition skills to remain at corner or is safety in his future?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuGrOeHRRS0

16. Jaquan Johnson, ATH, Killian (5’10, 169, 4.68)- Dynamic RB/S who carried an undersized and overachieving Killian squad to the regional finals. The 2015 prospect is still growing into his body (his brother is 6’2) and projects as a safety at the next level. The key for Johnson will be how he bounces back from a hip injury that kept him out of spring practice.

Montreal-Cane

Ex-Canes file: Former UM quarterback Jacory Harris failed to beat out three others for a spot on the Edmonton Eskimos’ active roster but landed a job on their practice squad. “I know I can still play – all the CFL teams and the Arena League called,” he said. Harris has been buoyed by encouragement from former NFL and CFL star Warren Moon: “He said he believes I’m a great quarterback.”

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/07/what-dolphins-people-are-saying-about-assorted-issues-um-marlins-heat.html#storylink=cpy

This is the same guy who said he would wear a pink suit to receive his Heisman...

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