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September 16, 2013



Oh yeah first!


Brad Kaaya ‏@TrinidadBrad 3h

Nothing else need to be said here, making a statement Thursday night. No twitter for me this week. Goodnight and God bless.

Brad Kaaya ‏@TrinidadBrad 3h

Put in work. Put em in the dirt.



Soup why are you up so early?


Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 3m

Since playoffs expanded to 12 teams in 1990, 63 pct of teams to start season 2-0 (119 of 188) have advanced to postseason.

Dolphins at 2-0 for first time since 2008. Let's see if they can make it stick or if they screw it up somehow?

Bucs are 0-2 after two last second losses. Tough way to start the season. Only 17% of team that start 0-2 make it to the playoffs.


Native...fell asleep early last night and then could not sleep this AM. Happens like that sometimes. Laid in bed for an hour thinking bout dem Canes, then decided to see what I could find for a new article and found this in my email from last night from UM.


Yeah same here. Did you know that Ibis is also called Chokoloskee chicken?
Apparently folks in Everglades City think theyre pretty tasty.
Sebastian needs to steer clear of that side of the state unless he got a few canespacers with him! Lol

Dem Canes!!!



Broncos, Packers, Eagles and Texans have scored the most points (+60) while Seattle and Chiefs have allowed fewest points (-20).

Only 8 team are 2-0 in the NFL after two weeks of the season.


Lost my love for the NFL when Jimmy Johnson left the Cowboys, it was Bye Bye Miss American Pie after that!

Dem Canes!!!


### UM feels very good about its post-Stephen Morris future at quarterback, with freshman Kevin Olsen making a good early impression (he's likely to redshirt) and oral commitment Brad Kaaya (rivals.com's No. 8 quarterback prospect in the country) thriving at his West Hills, Cal. high school, including TD throws of 75, 75, 33 and 81 yards on Thursday night.

UM's other oral commitment, three-star Mobile, Ala.-based Malik Rosier, also is off to a good start this season. By the way, Kaaya is 6-4, Olsen 6-3, Rosier 6-2. Offensive coordinator James Coley said he prefers taller quarterbacks.

UM wasn't surprised Hialeah's Alin Edouard de-committed. UM expected he would when it became clear to him that the Hurricanes weren't especially interested. His biggest advocate at UM during his recruitment was Mario Cristobal, who since left for Alabama.

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


### Today marks 13 weeks since UM appeared before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions, and UM is now well outside the window during which a ruling was expected, causing great frustration among school officials.

Remember, UM initially was told that the NCAA was hopeful it would render a decision within 6 to 8 weeks. And the NCAA tells schools that 8 to 12 weeks is a reasonable expectation. But UM has been given no recent update on the timetable or the reason for the delay.

### For those who have asked, if UM gets another bowl ban (and nobody at UM is expecting that), the Hurricanes could still play in a bowl this season by appealing, because a ruling on an appeal takes many, many months. (UCF’s took seven months.) If there’s another bowl ban, UM assuredly would appeal.

### Wisconsin accepted the offer UM declined: to open next season against LSU at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. We have no issue with UM rejecting those overtures because they will be breaking in a new quarterback next season, and you would prefer not to do that against a powerful SEC opponent.

### According to Canesport.com, UM has become the first school to offer 6-2 Lake Christian junior quarterback Christian Alexander, who threw for 28 TDs and six picks last season. But UF is also very interested.

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


### With the defensive line far more stout at the point of attack than last year, UM has risen to 40th in total defense, from 116th last season. And its seven sacks are just six fewer than all of 2012.… But this must change: UM is 117th in time of possession, at just 24:11 --- largely a function of UM converting just 5 of 25 third-downs this season…. UM coaches really like freshman Corn Elder and believe he’s going to be a big help down the road, at cornerback or perhaps eventually at slot receiver.

### Among major markets, the UM-UF game oddly produced a higher rating in Birmingham, Ala. (15 percent of homes with TV sets) than Miami-Fort Lauderdale (13.4), with Jacksonville (14.8) No. 2.

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


Tito workin..

2014 LB Young Trying to Enroll Early

2014 Albany (Ga.) linebacker Juwon Young surprised a lot of people with his first of game of the season. However, he didn’t surprise them with his defensive play, but rather his offensive ability as he rushed for 4 touchdowns and helped his team grab the win.

“It made me feel good as a player, that game really showed my athletic ability because people were getting down on us saying ‘you guys are gonna lose just because Juwon only plays defense and he doesn’t play offense’. So I just got on offense and proved everybody wrong.”

Young has also made his presence felt on the defensive side of the ball as he has racked up a lot of stats for his team.

“I think in two games I have 23 to 24 tackles, about 3 tackles for loss, a pass deflection and two strips.”

The 6’2 228 pound linebacker is committed to the Hurricanes and is still standing strong with his pledge.

“I’m a hundred percent committed to Miami, I’m not going anywhere.”

Young was able to watch the Hurricanes pull an upset last weekend when they knocked off the number 12 ranked Florida Gators and said it shocked some people.

“It was an eye opener because we’re still in probation with this NCAA stuff and it showing that we’ve been holding back, not athleticism wise but like not being able to play in a bowl game and all that other stuff.”

The Georgia native was inspired by the defense performance and feels that not only can he come in an contribute but also feels they are gonna help the team be great.

“Now I see the defense and how the scheme runs and I’m gonna come in an try to start, I won’t be able to start but I’ll be able to get into the rotation. It showed that we can be the best team in the ACC, well we are the best in the ACC.”

Beating the Gators has the Albany product believing that head coach Al Golden and his staff have done a tremendous job not only improving the team, but also studying a big opponent like Florida.

“The win means a lot, it shows that coach Golden has taken the time out with all the players and the position coaches have taken the time to make sure everything was in line like watching film and just correcting the mistakes they probably made last year with a lot of hard work and conditioning.”

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RUMOR ALERT..there is a thread and comments at CIS about a rumor that there will be some allegations dropped on FSU very shorty. TIFWIT


Potential Miami blowout equals big payout for Savannah State
by Matt Porter

Just who, exactly, is coming to Sun Life Stadium on Saturday? That would be Savannah State, an FCS team and fourth-year members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Never heard of the Tigers? Here’s some background. Warning: it’s not pretty.

Last year, they earned headlines for being reportedly the biggest underdog in college football history. Heading into a Week 2 game against Florida State, the Seminoles were at one point a 70 ½-point favorite in Las Vegas.

FSU, tied for No. 5 at the time, won 55-0. However, the game was called with 8:59 left in the third quarter due to lightning and was played with a running clock beginning midway through the second quarter.

SSU also lost 84-0 last year to then-No. 19 Oklahoma State, which went up 35-0 after the first quarter. It was the Cowboys’ most lopsided win since 1916.

Savannah State (1-2) isn’t looking much better this year. To cite two of many statistical examples: through three games, SSU has gained 155 yards on the ground and lost 103, for a net result of 52 yards. The Tigers average 0.8 yards per carry.

They won their last game — but it was by a touchdown against a Division II school (Fort Valley State).

Since moving to Div. I-AA in 2002, Savannah State is 18-104. The Tigers went 1-10 in each of the last three seasons and haven’t had a winning season since 1998.

So why is one of the worst teams in FCS playing Miami — or Florida State, Oklahoma State or any other top-25 team?



By Matt Porter

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer


Last year, University of Miami coach Al Golden used his young players in situations they weren’t ready to handle. He had little choice; his roster was laden with inexperienced and undersized players. Their immaturity showed in early blowout losses to Kansas State and Notre Dame.

Those kids have become a group capable of beating a marquee opponent like Florida, as the Hurricanes did Sept. 7. For the season’s first major test, Golden had the relative luxury of sitting out this year’s crop of unproven talent.

Looking back, he’s glad he did.

“There were some young guys next to me that were thinking, ‘I’m not ready for what’s going on over there,’” Golden said on WQAM radio.

If they weren’t ready last week, their time is now. Miami’s reserve players will see plenty of action against its next two opponents: struggling FCS foe Savannah State (7 p.m. Saturday, ESPN3.com), and South Florida, which hosts Miami on Sept. 28.

“There are a lot of positions that are up for grabs,” Golden said. “You may have started the Florida game, but there’s a guy right behind you that wants to start the next game.”

The young players must prove their worthiness to play in conference games. Miami begins ACC play on Oct. 5 against Georgia Tech.

It is a critical time for several freshmen, especially wide receiver Stacy Coley, running back Gus Edwards, tight end Standish Dobard, linebacker Jermaine Grace, safety Jamal Carter and cornerback Artie Burns. Golden described all those players as possible contributors.

“No question this is a week we really have to move forward with them,” Golden said.

Junior defensive tackle Ufomba Kamalu, a junior college transfer, made his major college debut against FAU. He was effective on third downs and was credited with a half-sack. He did not play against Florida, as junior Anthony Chickillo took his spot next to fellow tackle Luther Robinson.

According to Golden, Chickillo was on the field for 71 of Florida’s 77 offensive plays, a greater workload than any Miami defensive lineman. He was named ACC co-defensive lineman of the week. Golden is looking for depth behind him and seniors Olsen Pierre and Luther Robinson



Umike on the ball.

Umike in my top Four! Lol!


1. But this must change: UM is 117th in time of possession, at just 24:11 --- largely a function of UM converting just 5 of 25 third-downs this season….

2. UM coaches really like freshman Corn Elder and believe he’s going to be a big help down the road, at cornerback or perhaps eventually at slot receiver.






lol Triangle


I know Ohio already mentioned it..but look for South Dade WR Tyre Brady to be a Cane after de-commiting from Kentucky. Kid is already 6' 3" and according to Pete Ariz one of the most talented WR's in South Florida.

On another note Berrios is now a 4-Star according to Rivals.


Berrios being 4 star now must mean he's not coming here. I hope griffin is good to go next year. Just going by physical measurements he should be a stud. It will be nice to have a guy who can physically go up and get the 50/50 balls right now we have the swift speedy guys but I'm not sure if any our guys can win jump balls consistently. I miss the days of shockey/Winslow where u could just throw it up and u knew either they would get it or knock it down.


Berrios being 4 star now must mean he's not coming here.

Posted by: jsy | September 16, 2013 at 08:38 AM

lol..this could be true..but there certainly is a good chance he ends up a Cane.


Btw any of u guys in the ny metro area. I'm going to the central/don bosco to see our future games just wondering if anyone else is going.


Canes ^^^^^ not games

The Dude

SOUP, I love you man, but you didn't say anything about 3rd downs that everyone hadn't said already. The sky is blue, told you so! ;)


Sean Taylor!!


Looks like LSU has offered Miami commit McCray. Ely has been a LSU pipeline lately so hopefully the staff can hold on and change that,


I'm back.

Translating the new Depth Chart:

- Minus catastrophies, expect no changes on the QB position for the rest of the season (Captain Obvious #1).
- Allen Hurns is the most consistent offensive player out there. He needs more touches, and his brethren should imitate his habits.
- The new WR & TE coaches are an upgrade. WR's block and the tight end will absolutely surprise someone. Catching issues still remain.
- Susan's man continues to remain solid. Brandon Linder is the best man on the line.
- Stacy Coley was rushed in too fast. Expect him to contribute later.
- Herb Waters. Gamebreaker.
- Tailback depth needs help.
- Active defensive tackles mean good Cane defense, as evidenced by the Gators.
- We're getting deeper on defense (Cain, Elder).
- Artie Burns is going to play.
- Pat O'Donnell: M.V.P.

dj moonbat

I was just pointing out that we would probably slip a spot, and we did.
Posted by: The Dude | September 15, 2013 at 03:57 PM

Yeah, "they need to convert third downs" doesn't count as football analysis. That's hardly any more in-depth than "they need to score points."

mountain cane

College football should have a system like European soccer, where bad teams get relegated to a lower league level. Savannah St should be in the middle school league.

Not sure a game like this helps us learn anything.


Not sure a game like this helps us learn anything.

Posted by: mountain cane | September 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM


Not sure a game like this helps us learn anything.

Posted by: mountain cane | September 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM

We pay $1 million for a W. Unfortunately that's how NCAA football works.


We're paying Savannah State $1 mil? I find that very hard to believe.


BrianTheBeastLondon ‏@MiamiRadioBeast 1m

Tyriq McCord says team is treating this game like "another Florida" pic.twitter.com/Wq4hGZYyKO

orange 'n green in the vein

A penny over $500,000 is obscene for a team of this caliber. A ticket a penny over $5 is obscene for a team of this caliber.

Man the offense needs a team of this caliber to iron out the kinks so obscenely right now though.

Tom owes aqua another five pennies now. The only non obscene transaction around these days it seems.


From Matt Porter in above article..

"If you’re Savannah State, you get dollar bills from Miami — in this case, 375,000 of them."


We're paying Savannah State $1 mil? I find that very hard to believe.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 16, 2013 at 12:07 PM

OK. not 1 Mil, but 3/4 mil for quite a few teams to be beat up. Read the article below;



That's hardly any more in-depth than "they need to score points."

Posted by: dj moonbat | September 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Uh, I'm cool with that too.


This one will hopefully give us a good look at some of the younger guys and backups. That's about all you can expect to get anyway.


jw, agreed. Honestly would be shocked if any starters are playing after halftime.


SOUP, I love you man, but you didn't say anything about 3rd downs that everyone hadn't said already. The sky is blue, told you so! ;)

Posted by: The Dude | September 16, 2013 at 09:07 AM

Really? I'll refresh your memory LATER when I have time to deal with forgetful, small minded people like U. LOL


BrianTheBeastLondon ‏@MiamiRadioBeast 16s

Source confirms that QB Preston Dewey is still a UM student but no longer part of the football team. I know ...BIG NEWS


One more spot open lol


@ByTimReynolds: As expected, Miami at USF is a noon kickoff and will be aired on ABC, ESPN or ESPNU

Terrance Sullivan

375,000 is chump change to pay a team. Heck Miami will make that off of Parking for this game lol. Colorado State is getting paid 1,600,000.00 to go to Tuscaloosa and play Alabama this Saturday now thats some cash. I think we paid FAU the same amount of 375,000 dollars. Smart business move. Depth Chart was about as expected. These next two games are glorified jamboree er spring games, but count and are good for getting the youngins major playing time while padding the stats of the star players on the team main things are get the W's and try to stay as injury free as possible. Go Canes!


As expected, Miami at USF is a noon kickoff and will be aired on ABC, ESPN or ESPNU

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 16, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Yes, that is what we were expecting but I am glad it is confirmed so we can make plans. Now I will change my reservation at the Hampton Inn / Rocky Point for Friday night instead of Saturday. Thanks for the 411.


UMike, exactly what I thought when I read it.


Almost forgot, I LOVE the fact that Artie is a co-starter. This kid is gonna be a damn good one


There will be at least 3 Canes this week that will get their first college TD ever.

My guesses: "The Bus" Gus, Coley, and as a big reach since I just mentioned him, Artie Burns scores also.


Savannah State gave up 425 yards of offense last week vs Fort Valley State.

Um, yeah, this is gonna be hard to watch. I'm actually gonna feel bad for them. Duke may have 5 carries, 212 yards and 5 tds by half...

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