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September 23, 2013

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UMike

ohh LAWD!!! I dont have the link, but just saw on Twitter the "stone" helmet VT will wear for Thurs game..ugliest helmet ever..by far!! Maybe its a joke?

UMike

Here is a link with a pic..

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/09/23/hokies-awful-stone-helmets/

canezilla

HOKIE STONE HELMETS..WEIRD

raizecane

I thought Maryland had some "jacked up" helmets....now if there uni's were the same it would be like having 11 "things" running around...

UMike

That above comment/statement about Tyrek Cole is what I am talking about in regards to the SEC media hype. Kid just says he "wants to play in the SEC"..forget playing time, home town, education etc etc..just got to be in the SEC. That is a direct reaction to the media hype over the SEC. Since when does a kid from Miramar want to go to freaking South Carolina lol

Mountain Cane

I'm not sure new helmets can help VT. The Thursday night game should still be interesting, though.

Ga Tech will have played their other key Coastal games before we meet next week. Plus they get a little extra rest.

We, on the other hand, will be a month since the UF game. I hope the USF game is enough to sharpen us up. Morris and key receivers really need to get synchronized.

The GT game will be tougher than people are thinking. Hope it isn't another noon game, which I think is unlikely.

ACC already showing nc-vt as a 12:30 that day. So, likely either Canes-GT or Maryland-FSU (all undefeated as of now)will be a night game and the other one around 4.

CaneRock

The GT game will be tougher than people are thinking.

Posted by: Mountain Cane | September 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM

YUP! GT's defense is a HECKUVA! lot better than last year.

LB

What the crap? That helmet looks like something from the Ninja Turtles cartoons from the 90's.

Canesteeler

The NCAA plans on returning several scholarships to molest U (penn st), but we are still waiting for a decision.

BEERicane

We will walk all over GT. 2 TD win minimum. Their D is serviceable, but they will get shredded by our O. Our D does not give up many points. In the ACC, The U, FSU and Clemson are head and shoulders above the competition. Miami will be undefeated heading into the FSU game and will remain untested in the ACC.

Vault that.

Ohio_Cane

Golden presser happening now... Will post what I can.

Terrance Sullivan

Yes I have a feeling that the Miami vs. GT will hopefully be a night game and I have a feeling it will be a 31-21 or 31-24 type game with us winning of course late. Go Canes. and VT helmets are horri-awful.

LB

Manziel gets one half in about a week of deliberation...

...the $EC and Emmert get cozy...

...the Fighting Sanduskys get scholarships back...

...and yet, UM still waits.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/9716482/ncaa-reduce-penalties-penn-state-regarding-jerry-sandusky-child-sexual-abuse-matter

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 6m

Golden once again praises veterans on #USF defense, says #Canes preparing without knowing who will start at QB for Bulls

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 5m

@GoldenAl "If not for the turnovers, the season would be very different for the (USF) Bulls."

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 4m

@GoldenAl It hasn't been about the opposition, it's been about our standard.

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 4m

@GoldenAl makes note of the fact that USF has a good amount of guys they can get the ball to.

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 3m

Golden said #Canes need to be better at time of possession. #UM is currently ranked 102nd. Third down conversions must improve


Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 3m

@GoldenAl on time of possession vs. big plays: At the end of the day, the team that scores the most points wins.

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 1m

Golden said #Canes will take a bus up to #USF. QB Stephen Morris threw 40 passes today in team periods, shifted weight well

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 1m

Golden said C Shane McDermott will be integrated into practice Wednesday. OG Danny Isidora came back today. Good sign.


LB

Translating Mark Emmert:

Statement: "I've said publicly on a number of occasions the only thing everybody agrees on with Division I governance is that it doesn't work."- Big Mark

Translation: "Getting caught with your pants down sucks. No one really knows what we're doing, but we get a nice salary and poor people suck. Nick looks so hot in shorts."
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Statement: “I think the board anticipates a lot of change. They're going into their October and January meetings expecting to look at a whole different governance model for Division I. So it will be significantly different."

Translation: "Yeah, words. I looked some words up and put them into sentences. Maybe paragraphs. Seriously, the only thing that's going to change are my shorts after another $EC win. Creamy."
---
Statement: "I haven't talked to Mike about it, so I can't speak for him."

Translation: "We've talked, and we don't care about anything but another round. We'll make #Sutrel look like a children's story."
---
Statement: "To think that the president of the NCAA has ever been anything like the commissioner of baseball is ludicrous, but yet that would be the most popular perception I suspect that people have of what my job is."

Translation: "I am a tool."
---
"The simpler the governance structure, the better."- NCAA packet

Translation: "The simpler the structure, the more blame we shift to Al Golden. Kisses!"

Ohio_Cane

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 1m

@GoldenAl comments that Gray Crow's progression to a better quarterback starts with commanding the offense.

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 16s

@GoldenAl said OL Isidora was back at practice for first time today. "It was good to see Danny. He’s moving around without the boot."

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 2m

@GoldenAl on Al-Quadin Muhammad: Talent must be paired with investment to reach maximum potential.

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 2m

@GoldenAl on Al-Quadin Muhammad: "He has a lot of traits that can lead to future success."

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 2m

Rashawn Scott is no longer in a sling and should start running soon Golden said. #UM

Christy C. Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 1m

Golden: "We learned so much about a lot of guys out there" during SSU game. Said Kamala and Hamilton still fighting it out on DL.

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 1m

@GoldenAl: Edwards, Coley, Gall, Sandland, Carter, Kirby, Kamalu, Robinson have been improving and doing good things for the team.

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports 56s

Golden on Anthony Chickillo: "He's not trying to make plays. He's running the defense." Big change from last year.

Christy C. Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 37s

Golden: "We're proud of the guys we have from the west coast, they're all players, all doing good things for us."

Miami Hurricanes ‏@hurricanesports 13s

@GoldenAl on Earl Moore's interception. "Good for him. He's been working like crazy."

SmatCane

$OUTH CAROLINA GOT THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE IN A DUFFLE BAG WITH STACKS OF BILLS.

Ohio_Cane

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 1m

@GoldenAl on QB Ryan Williams: "He's cool. He just doesn't get flustered. It's not just about being happy for him. I'm excited for him.''

Taylor McGillis ‏@TaylorMcGillis 1m

"Where we are as a program and where they are as a program, toss it out the window at 12:05" - Golden at USF presser.

j.w.

Happy tuesday, Canes fans. I've said this before about the investigation Miami's biggest mistake was actually investigating this and not doing the SEC sweep it under the rug, cursory look. And I am half-serious. Intergrity to the NCAA is an admission of guilt, pretend that nothing happened, or do the bare minimum investigation and claim you can't prove anything (a la Cam Newton or Johnny Football)and you're exhonerated.

SmatCane

"Happy tuesday, Canes fans. I've said this before about the investigation Miami's biggest mistake was actually investigating this and not doing the SEC sweep it under the rug, cursory look. And I am half-serious. Intergrity to the NCAA is an admission of guilt, pretend that nothing happened, or do the bare minimum investigation and claim you can't prove anything (a la Cam Newton or Johnny Football)and you're exhonerated." PROOF OF THIS WILL BE EVIDENT AS NOTHING COMES FROM THE STUFF THAT JUST CAME OUT ABOUT ALABAMA, OLE MISS, TENNESSEE AND OKIE STATE.

LA3

Great Day to be CANES fan.....so many good things to talk about!!!!

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BigWindyCane1

We will walk all over GT. 2 TD win minimum. Their D is serviceable, but they will get shredded by our O. Our D does not give up many points. In the ACC, The U, FSU and Clemson are head and shoulders above the competition. Miami will be undefeated heading into the FSU game and will remain untested in the ACC.

Vault that.

Posted by: BEERicane | September 24, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I hope you are right. If both UM and FSU are undefeated when they meet, that UM/FSU matchup could be a matchup of top 10 teams because I expect other teams ahead of UM to loose. That matchup would be reminiscent of the old days when that matchup determined something important in college football. Golden is getting the Canes back to that point where the BCS NC goes through the Hurricanes.

IraqiCane

Coach Al Golden presser 24 Sept 2013...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvcrFL-gOK4

CaneRock

I've said this before about the investigation Miami's biggest mistake was actually investigating this and not doing the SEC sweep it under the rug, cursory look.

Posted by: SmatCane | September 24, 2013 at 01:08 PM

It's all MOOT!, the NCAA's days are DONE!...PHUCK EM'! The players are starting to publicly assert their power...the NCAA can't do $hit about it...the coaches can't do $hit about it...THEIR TIME...IS OVER!

"I thought this was a courageous, courageous day today," Vaccaro said. "It's beautiful. They went right in front of America and truly believe it. The current football players joining the O'Bannon suit gave strength to this. I think this is only going to grow."

Asked if he could envision a day when players protest by sitting out or delaying games, Vaccaro responded: "I would say no, not immediately. If and when that day comes -- and I would hope that comes unless there is a resolution to the problem -- there would have to be a game of significance like the Final Four or Bowl Championship Series. That's when the public really pays attention and the most money is involved."

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/09/college_football_players_mark.html


Montreal-Cane

### The NCAA announced today that it will gradually restore scholarships taken away from Penn State as part of punishment for the Jerry Sandusky tragedy.

Which prompted this excellent tweet from ESPN’s Jay Bilas a little while ago: “NCAA receptionist: Uh, Dr. Emmert, Donna Shalala on line 2. She’d like to know how you decided on Penn State twice before Miami once.”


Evidently the NCAA feels pedophilia is less egregious than dirt poor S Florida kids getting $29 and/or a boat ride.
PSU for over 15 tears let it go. Even when this came to light, they did NOTHING to self impose, and had to have lawsuits to fire the "suits" in charge.
This is disgraceful.
However, adding this to the Okie St TN and 'Bama revelations (nothing new THERE), Donna should come with canons firing if the NCAA gives us anything more than a couple of scholarships lost for a couple of years, and maybe a couple years probation.
They (NCAA) will cease to exist in their present form in 2 years anyhow.

Posted by: IMAWriter | 09/24/2013 at 02:59 PM

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/09/new-dolphin-surprised-by-career-turn-umheat-items-shalala-on-line-2-beinfest-reacts.html#storylink=cpy


Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/09/new-dolphin-surprised-by-career-turn-umheat-items-shalala-on-line-2-beinfest-reacts.html#storylink=cpy

86Cane


We will walk all over GT. 2 TD win minimum. Their D is serviceable, but they will get shredded by our O. Our D does not give up many points. In the ACC, The U, FSU and Clemson are head and shoulders above the competition. Miami will be undefeated heading into the FSU game and will remain untested in the ACC.

Vault that.

Posted by: BEERicane | September 24, 2013 at 12:24 PM

As U requested sir!

86Cane

Winter Haven...Oviedo...Cocoa Beach.

CaneRock

Donna should come with canons firing if the NCAA gives us anything more than a couple of scholarships lost for a couple of years, and maybe a couple years probation.


Posted by: IMAWriter | 09/24/2013 at 02:59 PM

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | September 24, 2013 at 04:41 PM

The NCAA can't do $HIT!, they don't own those scholarships, so how are you gonna take away something that YOU DON'T OWN! LMAO! I mean hell, how's the NCAA gonna stop us from playing in a bowl game, they don't have law enforcement powers. AFAIC, Donna needs to send a much stronger message...like having a press conference, and telling the NCAA we're gonna do WHAT THE HELL WE WANNA DO! TO HELL WITH YOU!

86Cane

Carlos...if U are reading this please contact me at: canespace86@aol.com

86Cane

UMike..U have authority to delete anything you want now that you have the keys to the Kingdom. I did it for U this AM on the two comments just to protect U, that's all.

I cannot be at the 'puter all day when traveling so i need U and Ohio to handle the day shift and I'll cover the nightshift to keep the trolls at bay.

I am NOT getting into any blog drama with what is happening at the MH. Don't need it, don't want to hear about it, have no time for it. Those days are LONG gone!

Old Skool

In 2009 USF put up a billboard welcoming itself into what it declared as the state of Florida's "Big Four."

Hmmm after a 28-10 loss to FAU and UCF still on the schedule, we'll see where they really rank.
I doubt 'big' belongs anywhere near it.

SOUP

Skool...so I was in Oviedo today and that is VERY near the UCF campus in NE Orlando. If U remember I warned U about UCF being on the rise along with MD.

One person in my training was a recent grad of UCF and they HATE USF for down-talking their rivalry a few years ago as though USF was WAY above UCF.

WELL NOT ANYMORE! UCF beat Penn State and faces South Carolina this weekend. I would got to that game if not for the UM/USF game this weekend.

SOUP

Anybody know a good mortagage company or specific agent? If so email me.

canezilla

UCF SHOULD HANG TOUGH WITH SOUTH CAROLINA

Montreal-Cane

"The executive committee's decision to restore football scholarship opportunities for more student-athletes at Penn State is an important recognition of the university's progress -- and one I know it was pleased to make," Emmert said.

How about Miami???

SOUP

Cocoa Beach is nice.

SOUP

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Old Skool

Details on Tampa tonight.

Posted by: SOUP | September 24, 2013 at 09:34 AM

Test.

BigWindyCane1

Look to see if the Canes can continue to develop and gel before GT rolls into town. Duke and the OL should get some good reps and Morris should play error free explosive football with no miscommunication or drops. Glad to see Coley, Sandland and Gus will get more reps to help the offense. Canes should score 40 plus and allow 10 or less in order to feel good about taking on GT and the rest of the ACC Coastal.

I think the Canes will get it done and Golden is doing such a great job developing this group of players. I am going to make a controversial statement -- Golden will be one of the best Canes coaches we have had - better than Butch

IraqiCane

I think the Canes will get it done and Golden is doing such a great job developing this group of players. I am going to make a controversial statement -- Golden will be one of the best Canes coaches we have had - better than Butch

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | September 24, 2013 at 09:35 PM

Vault it!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Soup that picture with the Bulls cheerleaders is sweet. Is there anyway in the future that Canespace shirt makes a return the wording on the Shirt is priceless. Go Canes.

JCane

If Golden has success that even approximates Butch's, he's way ahead in my book. Golden came in at a much tougher time in the hx of the program, way far removed from the glory years and at a time, without him knowing, of looming NCAA investigations and then sanctions. In addition, he stayed during these really tough times. Somehow, I doubt he will look to leave at the slightest opportunity after having gone through so much, while Davis left one year before what would have been his first championship when given his big NFL shot. If Golden shows more loyalty, he's bigtime to me. I don't think Butch would have stuck around through half of what Coach Golden has already!

The U mystique was always that the U was even bigger than the coach, meaning we'd win regardless of who was at the helm (something ruined by Coker and then later Shannon). The hope was that we'd win no matter what and not be a program depending on one coach forever. At this point, I think we need Golden still, and hopefully he'll stick around for a nice ride. He deserves it....

UMike

### UM safety Deon Bush, still trying to regain his speed after hernia surgery and abdomenal issues: “It’s obvious I’m a totally different player than last year. I was disappointed in the way I played [Saturday].” When does he expect to be back to himself? "I can't really tell how long it will be."

### UM chose to discontinue its five-game series with USF, meaning Saturday will be the last matchup. UM saw no upside in continuing the series. The Hurricanes still have one non-conference opening on next year's schedule, with Southern Mississippi a possibility. A road game at Nebraska's is UM's only particularly challenging non-conference game in 2014.

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

UMike

By now, pretty much everyone who knows anything about University of Miami football knows that defensive end Anthony Chickillo was a Hurricane before he made his grand entrance into the world on Dec. 10, 1992.

Not that the University of South Florida, which plays No. 15 Miami at noon Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Chickillo’s hometown of Tampa, didn’t give it a shot.

But Chickillo’s father was a Hurricane. Chickillo’s mother was a Hurricane. Chickillo’s grandfather was a Hurricane. He even sucked on a pacifier with a U on it.

Former USF defensive line coach Kevin Patrick, a former Hurricanes All-American defensive end, naturally, recruited Chickillo out of Tampa Alonso High — when the high school All-American was being courted by just about every major program in the alphabet.

“I had a great relationship with him,” Chickillo, a junior, said this week of Patrick, who was one of several coaches fired at the end of last season by new Bulls coach Willie Taggart. “My dad and him were friends for a long time, so I have a lot of respect for the [USF] program.

“Growing up in the area, you’d watch them and they were always on TV.”

Chickillo said he unofficially visited USF “a lot” and “felt comfortable with Coach Patrick.

“But I was always going to come here.”

The Bulls, ranked as high as No. 2 in 2007, are now 0-3, including a 53-21 embarrassment to Football Championship Subdivision member McNeese State and a 28-10 loss to FAU of Boca Raton.

These days, Chickillo — the son of former UM nose tackle Tony and grandson of the late former first-team UM All-American lineman Nick — knows that the person he needs to focus on most is himself. He played his first two seasons as a young, undersized, high-profile end who was constantly double-teamed on a raw, deficient defense still learning the system.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/25/3648825/canes-de-anthony-chickillo-going.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

ate to break it to you, Hurricanes fans, but if you were at Sun Life Stadium last Saturday, you got ripped off.

Sure, it was fun to watch your beloved Canes score 11 touchdowns in a 77-7 rout of severely overmatched Savannah State, but you deserve a partial refund (or at least a free pizza) because that was advertised as a game, and it really wasn’t. It was a glorified scrimmage. Truth be told, a UM intrasquad scrimmage would have been more competitive.

Savannah State should not be allowed to step on the field with the likes of UM, which paid the Tigers $375,000 to rent out human tackling dummies. It was disgraceful, and put those smaller, weaker, less-experienced players in physical danger.

The Tigers played three Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the past two seasons, and lost 84-0 to Oklahoma State and 55-0 in a weather-shortened game to FSU before the UM debacle, which was so lopsided that the coaches agreed to a 12-minute fourth quarter to lessen the blow.

Consider that Savannah State opened this season with a 77-9 loss to Georgia Southern and also lost 66-3 to Troy. Do the math. They have been outscored 220-19 so far this season. Last year, they finished 1-10 and their only victory was over Division II Edward Waters College. They had no business facing the Hurricanes. If the NCAA wants to maintain some semblance of dignity, this type of game has to be stopped.

If accepting big payouts and being humiliated is the only way for a lowly football program to stay afloat, then that program should reduce its budget, drop to a lower division and play similar teams. Or, if need be, drop football altogether and concentrate on more affordable sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball, track and field, tennis, swimming and volleyball.

FIU and FAMU lost by a combined score of 148-0 to seventh-ranked Louisville and fourth-ranked Ohio State, respectively, last weekend. Is that worth watching? Is that why FIU students pay athletic fees each year and alumni make donations, so the Panthers can fly to Louisville and get humiliated?

What is the point? Who benefits?

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/25/3648600/michelle-kaufman-mismatched-college.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

The Hurricanes are preparing for their first road trip of the season at USF and the good news to come out Tuesday is that the team is getting healthier.

> Quarterback Stephen Morris, recovering from a right ankle sprain, threw about 40 passes in team drills, his first real work since being sidelined in the first quarter Saturday. Coach Al Golden said he was transferring his weight well and remains on target to play against the Bulls.

> Center Shane McDermott, who missed the Savannah State game with a foot injury, will begin being integrated into practice Wednesday.

> Offensive guard Danny Isidora, a redshirt freshman who has been out since fall camp began with a broken foot, was back at practice for the first time Tuesday. Receiver Rashawn Scott (shoulder) is no longer in a sling and will start running pretty soon according to Golden.

"It was good to see Danny out there," Golden said. "He's out there moving around without a boot. I think there's an integration protocol with him, walk for a couple of days and then jog. Danny is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel I'd be speculating to tell you when he can come back and play. He's a 310, 312-pound man. We need to be careful with that in terms of his long term future. We need him, need that depth on the offensive line.

"It would be great to get some of those guys back. Obviously Isidora and Scott are going to be a little bit longer projects, but Shane and Stephen we expect quickly."

BUSH READY TO BOUNCE BACK

Sophomore safety Deon Bush, who saw his first action of the season against Savannah State and made one tackle in a little over 20 snaps, agreed with defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio's assessment that he was "a bit rusty" Saturday.

"That's probably understating it, but it's something to build on," Bush said. "I finally got my feet wet, got out there and was able to be out there with the team. I really enjoyed being with the team. I expected it to be a lot better. The only thing I can do right now is work harder and build on what I put on film and get better out there."

Bush admitted he was a bit tentative Saturday and was even a little fatigued at times.

"It was a major wake-up call," Bush said. "It taught me stuff I got to get better at, things I need to work on, weaknesses."

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/09/isidora-scott-on-the-comeback-trail-from-injury-bush-eager-to-shake-off-the-rust.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

Ariz workin...

Some Miami fans were concerned about the recruiting at the defensive tackle position prior to this class, but their worries have been eased due to the current commitments. New Jersey product Courtel Jenkins is one of the commits ‘Canes fans are excited about.

“The season’s going pretty good. We just had a tough loss, but we’ll rebound off of it this week. For me, it’s about staying healthy right now. I’ve only played ne game because of a knee sprain, but I’m good right now. I played last week,” said Jenkins.

Jenkins considered himself a complete defensive tackle before this season, but what has he improved upon since last year?

“Just being more versatile and running sideline-to-sideline. I already have a good pass rush and bull rush and I can stop the run, so basically just running sideline-to-sideline and keeping my wind up.”

The ‘Canes commit has been paying close attention to his future team this season.

“I think Miami is doing great right now. They have a lot of wins early on, especially the win against Florida and they have a big game coming up against USF so hopefully they can carry it on throughout the season.”

Miami’s defense was considered a weakness heading into the season, but as of now that is not the case.

“The defense is playing good. They have the number seven total defense and they’re stopping the run and defending the pass, which is how they won the Florida game by rushing the quarterback and forcing bad throws. They’re just producing.”

Defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio and defensive line coach Jethro Franklin have a vision for how they will use Jenkins.

“When I get down there, they expect me to jump right in and get on the 1-technique and beat the center a little bit to stop the run and carve up some holes.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2047-DT-commit-Jenkins-is-lighter-on-his-feet

SOUP

Soup that picture with the Bulls cheerleaders is sweet.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 24, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Funny thing is that Mrs. 86 is the one who took the photo. Good times in Tampa! More to come...

NativeCane

100th

Dem Canes!!!

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