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September 18, 2013

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CGNC

Ray Ray Armstrong at St. Louis Rams

http://www.stlouisrams.com/team/roster/ray-ray-armstrong/f733642d-41ee-4d4e-a04f-344f772dc52a/

Looks good in that uni too

Ohio_Cane

UMike, check his HS tape. Granted, it's just that, HS tape. Which has no bearing on whether or not he'll be a stud in college or not.

Just saying I can see the ability/size to do it with the right work ethic. Every single arm tackle, he doesn't even flinch and just runs right through it. He does the same with a lot of guys trying to wrap up too lol

UMike

I seen he was 6'2" 225bs..that is a man zize freshman lol

UMike

Size**

Ohio_Cane

Chris Yandle ‏@ChrisYandle 36s

#Canes ACC Injury Report for #BeatSSU: Shane McDermott (lower extremity) and Rashawn Scott (upper), Danny Isidora (lower) are OUT.

UMike

The Hurricanes starting offensive line is one of the most experienced and polished in the country, a proud group which has been going by the nickname of The Great Wall of Coral Gables since the sports information staff coined the phrase at the start of the season.

But their weekly film session after the win over Florida nearly two weeks ago was a painful experience, guards Jonathan Feliciano and Brandon Linder admitted earlier this week. Feliciano said it was the ugliest game film to recap from a unit's perspective since he's been here.

"It wasn't like we all messed up on one play. It was like we all took turns messing up," Feliciano said this week of the line's performance. "If I was doing good one play something happened on the backside. And vice-versa.

"Coach Kehoe has his way when he's being loud and making a joke of letting you know he's upset. He just wasn't happy with the landmarks we had [where players were lined up] and the way we were coming off the ball. We saw one of the best defenses in the nation. Now we know how they are and how it feels to play against them. We have to come every week prepared like that."

Miami was held to only 50 yards rushing in the game, a week after rolling up 303 against FAU in the season opener. UM only had fewer yards last season twice: at Kansas State (40 yards on 29 carries) and against Florida State (29 yards on 21 carries).

Kehoe took responsibility for his line's struggles, saying he didn't prepare them well enough for all the shifting the Gators did and the explosion they had off the ball. Kehoe said defensive tackle Dominique Easley was jumping cadence and disrupting the backfield way too often. Easley is rated the third-best defensive tackle prospect in the country according to NFLDraftScout.com.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/09/hurricanes-offensive-line-looking-to-rebound-after-ugly-performance-protecting-duke-johnsons-body-a-.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

Every single arm tackle, he doesn't even flinch and just runs right through it. He does the same with a lot of guys trying to wrap up too lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | September 19, 2013 at 12:41 PM

And there it is...RIGHT THERE!
That was the problem in the UF game, gettin' those TOUGH YARDS!
Hopefully Wu-Tang can deliver...I think He can.

UMike

I love the Staten Island Wu-Tang reference lol

CaneRock

And remember, Jimbo came after Gus to, so that's saying something. And a lot of times, these kids have many more offers than you think. So saying that, I wouldn't be surprised if He had a Bama offer...or was close to one.

Ohio_Cane

CR, Jimbo wanted him to fill the Lonnie Pryor type role. Think Quad Hill, but with more moves.

Love this kid and hope he works his tail off. If he does, he'll be great for us.

UMike

CR..I THINK Jimbo followed Miami with the offer, but I could be wrong since Edwards talks about Coley going to Miami as one of the many reasons he came.

UMike

According to Rivals he had offers from BC, Connecticut, FSU, Indiana, Maryland, NC State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, UCF, Vandy and Virginia

Ohio_Cane

Ojomo signed to Seahawks practice squad. Go ProCanes!

UMike

4-Star LB Kenny Young is Miami in his top 6..although unlikely he is a Cane..but still nice to see out staff working these top guys.

Ohio_Cane

Kenny Young is a MONSTER. If we can pull this kid, watch out!

SOUP

With Dillard gone Edwards will have to play and step up.

UMike

Ohio, I agree..but it ain't happening lol..might be a LSU lean..even if we dont get these guys, we are putting in the work and getting noticed, even by kids in LSU's backyard.

UMike

With Dillard gone Edwards will have to play and step up.

Posted by: SOUP | September 19, 2013 at 01:56 PM

Captain obvious over here hahaha just messin with you SOUPY

CaneRock

CR..I THINK Jimbo followed Miami with the offer, but I could be wrong since Edwards talks about Coley going to Miami as one of the many reasons he came.

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2013 at 01:43 PM

CORRECT! I remember we were joking about Jimbo following AG around the recruiting trail LMAO!

Sarasota 'cane

Shane McDermott out per Manny. "Lower extremity". Hope it's not serious!

Go 'canes!

Mountain Cane

Surprised to hear McDermott out. Any scoop? Minor and just sitting out the Sav St scrimmage, I hope.

Ohio_Cane

Ohio, I agree..but it ain't happening lol..might be a LSU lean..even if we dont get these guys, we are putting in the work and getting noticed, even by kids in LSU's backyard.

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2013 at 01:56 PM
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Golden has a message for U:

"We need to stand up, we need to fight. Time to stop having an inferiority complex."

UMike

Ohio..that message isnt for me lol..You just happen to think Miami will get every kid where I am more realistic lol..We just don't get TOP players from Louisiana or Georgia, Alabama etc..we may get some good players and turn them into something or find a gem like Reed, but rarely do we snatch a top (4 or 5 Star) guy out of these SEC dominate areas. Reed was a 2-Star if I'm not mistaken and Laron Byrd didn't have an LSU offer. We did pull 4-Star WR Akieem Jolla from New Orleans, but we were coming off a championship year. We got 4-Star DE Vegas Franklin, but again coming off a championship game appearance. We got 3-Star RB Derron Thomas who didnt have much real interest from LSU, and 3-Star DT Chaz Washington who didn't have an LSU offer. Then there was 3-Star DT Jacoby Briscoe who didnt have an LSU offer and of course Dobard whom LSU got onto late in the game.

Miami has had some decent success in GA though snatching 4-Stars Allen Bailey, Storm Johnson and Rafael Kirby. But Louisiana is a different story lol..their top guys normally stay home and if not they go to Alabama...not saying this staff isn't capable, but those kids are VERY hard pulls

Ohio_Cane

I don't ever think we'll get every kid. It's not possible to get them all. Please don't use the word "realistic" when U generally think we won't get ANY unless he names us #1 on his list, and is from SFLA.

Times are changing. U say we just don't get top players from LA, GA, Bama, etc. I say we haven't LATELY. We're going to start to when the 10, 11, 12 win seasons start. That starts now.

The tide is turning.

UMike

Ohio..I am very realistic, and I called for more than a few players to pick Miami who arent local. LATELY has been the last 10 years, which I just covered lol...I do think with wins we will pick up more top guys from those areas like we did in 2002 and 2003, but that hasnt happened..yet lol

UMike

And you are right, I do generally think we wont get a TOP kid from LSU/SEC Country, that is being realistic lol

UMike

Starting center Shane McDermott has been ruled out for Saturday night's game against Savannah State with a lower extremity injury according to the injury report released Thursday.

Shane McDermottMcDermott, who has started 14 consecutive games at center for UM dating back to last season, is backed up by 6-5, 319-pound senior Jared Wheeler. The fifth-year player out of Plantation American Heritage High has played in 25 games in his career, but has never started.

UM coach Al Golden said the team was preparing freshman Alex Gall to play in his first game this week. Gall plays guard according to offensive line coach Art Kehoe. Another player who hasn't seen a lot of time in UM's rotation is 6-8, 312-pound redshirt freshman Taylor Gadbois. Both will see more playing time this week as well.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/09/canes-center-shane-mcdermott-to-miss-savannah-state-game.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

But Louisiana is a different story lol..their top guys normally stay home and if not they go to Alabama...not saying this staff isn't capable, but those kids are VERY hard pulls

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2013 at 02:45 PM

Louisiana's a freakin trip man. If they ain't feedin' you to death, they're trying to make you drink to death LMAO! But going through their hoods, I can see why a kid would want to get the hell up outta there.

The Dude

OC, the tide isn't turning. Its the storm that's brewing.

The Dude

LSU has a good sales pitch. Close to home, competition, easy grades, pay for play, team whores.

Terrance Sullivan

Well how did we get highly touted Reggie Wayne out of Louisiana in 1997 when we were on probation. Also happened to luck into getting the greatest safety in Miami History as a throw in a guy U may have heard his name before Ed Reed. Go Canes!

SOUP

MESSAGE FROM UM:

Thank you for your support of the Miami Hurricanes. We need your CONTINUED SUPPORT ON game day to be a RAWKUS group who inspires our team to play their best and CREATES A HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE THAT IS FEARED THROUGHOUT COLLEGE FOOTBALL.

Your presence on game day goes beyond a simple home field advantage, it also serves as a message to the entire nation that the University of Miami IS MOVING FULL SPEED AHEAD WITH the full support of our city, students, alumni, and fans.

We understand that as a season ticket holder, you can’t make every game, and that’s okay as long as we get that ticket into the hands of someone willing to attend and cheer on the Canes.

MY TICKETS WENT TO MY BROTHER AND HIS FRIEND.

SOUP

And you are right, I do generally think we wont get a TOP kid from LSU/SEC Country, that is being realistic lol

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2013 at 03:08 PM

U might of heard of this kid who goes by the name of Standish Dobard, maybe?

SOUP

STANDISH DOBARD:

Attended 2012 Al Golden Football Camp ... Enrolled at Miami in January 2013 ... Rated 4-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... Nation's No.4 -best TE by ESPN and No. 7-best TE according to 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... Led Edna Karr to 15-0 record and Louisiana Class 4A state title in 2012 ... Recorded 53 catches for 723 yards and four touchdowns as senior ... Notched six catches for 61 yards in 29-22 state title win over Neville HS ... Coached by Jabbar Juluke at Edna Karr HS.

SOUP

UMike...being a "realist" is just another code name for being a "pessimist".

But I get U, U just like to set LOW expectations so U can be pleasantly surprised rather than set HIGH expectatioins and be dissapointed.

That's cool, I can understand that.

SOUP

Understandably, if you’re an optimist, this bodes well for your future. Negative events are more likely to roll off of your back, but positive events affirm your belief in yourself, your ability to make good things happen now and in the future, and in the goodness of life.

Fortunately for pessimists and realists, these patterns of thinking can be learned to a degree (though we tend to be mostly predisposed to our patterns of thinking.) Using a practice called ‘cognitive restructuring,' you can help yourself and others become more optimistic by consciously challenging negative, self-limiting thinking and replacing it with more optimistic thought patterns.

SOUP

A Case for Optimism* (Douglas Martini)

Most of you probably have heard some version of this poem:

Twist the optimist and pessimist

The difference is droll:

The optimist sees the doughnut,

The pessimist, the hole.

The longer I live, the more I’m convinced of the truth of that poem. Like the doughnut, life may seem full, rich, and enjoyable, or it can seem as empty as that hole in the middle. To the pessimist, the optimist seems foolish. But I’m here today to tell you it’s the pessimist who’s the foolish one.

Another way of seeing the difference between an optimist is this way: an optimist looks at an oyster and expects a pearl; a pessimist looks at an oyster and expects ptomaine poisoning. Even if the pessimist is right—which is not very often—he probably won’t enjoy himself either before or after he proves it. But the optimist is happy because he always has that expectation of future reward.

So remember this little saying brother:

As you travel through life,

Whatever be your goal,

Keep your eye on the doughnut

And not upon the hole.

Ohio_Cane

Using a practice called ‘cognitive restructuring,' you can help yourself and others become more optimistic by consciously challenging negative, self-limiting thinking and replacing it with more optimistic thought patterns.

Posted by: SOUP | September 19, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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This sounds like me! Lol

UMike

Well how did we get highly touted Reggie Wayne out of Louisiana in 1997 when we were on probation. Also happened to luck into getting the greatest safety in Miami History as a throw in a guy U may have heard his name before Ed Reed. Go Canes!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | September 19, 2013 at 04:10 PM

Your talking about 2 guys in almost 20 years and Reed was not a top prospect lol

UMike

And you are right, I do generally think we wont get a TOP kid from LSU/SEC Country, that is being realistic lol

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2013 at 03:08 PM

U might of heard of this kid who goes by the name of Standish Dobard, maybe?

Posted by: SOUP | September 19, 2013 at 04:18 PM

Don't you read ALL of my post lol..I mentioned Dobard, but he is also a different story because he was a Cane fan AND LSU was on him way late in he game

UMike

UMike...being a "realist" is just another code name for being a "pessimist".

But I get U, U just like to set LOW expectations so U can be pleasantly surprised rather than set HIGH expectatioins and be dissapointed.

That's cool, I can understand that.

Posted by: SOUP | September 19, 2013 at 04:23 PM

So since Miami pulled two 4-Star players out of Louisiana in the last 11 years, neither of whom did anything, and both coming after a championship game, I should think we can pull top players from there? lol..that is NOT being realistic. If my son is lucky he will grow to 5'7", and he says he wants to play in the NBA and I tell him his chances are slim and I being real or a "pessimist?" lol

UMike

You guys treat me like my wife..when I say all the positive stuff no on cares, but when I say something people take as negative their all over me hahaha...its all good, still love you guys!

Ohio, you REALLY need to try and come down to ATL next year man. Huge Cane turn out, great tailgating, cool fans and great setting.

SOUP

As a psychological disposition[edit source]

In the ancient world, psychological pessimism was associated with melancholy, and was believed to be caused an excess of black bile in the body. The study of pessimism has parallels with the study of depression. Psychologists trace pessimistic attitudes to emotional pain or even biology. Aaron Beck argues that depression is due to unrealistic negative views about the world. Beck starts treatment by engaging in conversation with clients about their unhelpful thoughts. Pessimists, however, are often able to provide arguments that suggest that their understanding of reality is justified; as in Depressive realism or (pessimistic realism).[1] The pessimism item on the Beck Depression Inventory has been judged useful in predicting suicides.[46] The Beck Hopelessness Scale has also been described as a measurement of pessimism.[47]

Self-fulfilling prophecy[edit source]

Pessimism is sometimes understood to be a self-fulfilling prophecy; that if an individual feels that something is bad, it is more likely to get worse.[49]

Pragmatic criticism[edit source]

Through history, some have concluded that a pessimistic attitude, although justified, must be avoided in order to endure. Optimistic attitudes are favored and of emotional consideration.[50] Al-Ghazali and William James rejected their pessimism after suffering psychological, or even psychosomatic illness.

SOUP

You guys treat me like my wife..when I say all the positive stuff no on cares, but when I say something people take as negative their all over me hahaha.

Posted by: UMike | September 19, 2013 at 05:25 PM

The blog IS your wife!

Well not exactly like that.

Oh never mind, I take it back.

Terrance Sullivan

Exactly UMike the CaneSpace Crew needs to be in Atlanta next year cause its so much fun Huge Canes fan turnout, great tailgating, great time, in a great city. Go Canes!

canezilla

I WENT TO GT FOR A GAME IN 2010.IT WAS PACKED WITH CANE FANS,WENT TO DERBEERGARDEN SOUTH OF THE STADIUM ALSO PACKED WITH CANE FANS.GREAT TIME

NativeCane

Soup, if you see an oyster perched on a cracker with cocktail sauce heavy on the horseradish and louisiana hot sauce in Calico Jacks what would you be called?

Dem Canes!!!

NativeCane

TSully, do you know the date for Georgia Tech next year, if its during hunting season I wont be far away and I always wanted to make that game!

Dem Canes!!!

Terrance Sullivan

NativeCane I have no Idea the schedule for next year wont come out until probably Febuary.

Hurricane Alley

I wanna thank all my Canes brothers and sisters 4 exceptin' me. This weekend I really believe we'll see what our future is like, when Al play those baby canes. I'm in N.O.and I'm dealin' with these LSU kittens and this SEC shhh everyday. They know we comin', and they're nervous.

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