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October 14, 2013



Woo wooooo!!

Terrance Sullivan

Soup U wanna go to the Florida Crocs games at Mark Light on Febuary 21-23. Its been awhile since I have been to a baseball game. Go Canes btw Coach Golden just said on Hurricane Hotline on WQAM the team is rocking the storm trooper uniforms this Thursday against UNC.




Morris is on the clock. They had a good recruiting class.


Rock...I was born in and grew up as an East sider but I now prefer the West side. I am a water dude so sure The Keys are prolly my fav which is a South Side but it is pretty isolated from everything and U can only fish and drink so many days a year.

As far as East side my favorite area is Boca to Jupiter. Very pretty area and not overcrowded like the 305 or 954 with access to everything East side.

As far as West side I like Sarasota to Clearwater. Better beaches and calm, clear water with great places and food. Sarasota is really nice (Siesta Key) but the area just south of Clearwater from Madeira Beach to Indian Rocks Beach is my new Fav.

North side is Panama City to Destin area which is also unspolied and very, very nice with great beaches and powder white sand but it is so far from everything that there are no sports teams or entertainment like Miami area or Tampa area on the west side.

Zilla...yes, I have kayaked Blue Springs twice once with the wifey and once with Old Skool. It is BEAUTIFUL and very pristine, I highly recommend it. But U will have to ask Old Skool about: "Frum Smoked Root". LOL

Oh I almost forgot Anna Maria Island near Bradenton on the West side. One word: AWESOME!


TSully...YES, I am all over it! I will have extra tickets and be in the 305 in Feb and all U do is have to show up. U will be able to find me at the Titanic have some frosty beverages pregame. IJS

Terrance Sullivan

Cool 86 sounds good. Maybe I need to stay at the Holiday Inn across the street from campus unless there is a better spot to stay at or do I just need to stay at the Hampton but anyway Just let me know so I can setup my hotel reservations. Go Canes!


It's hard to beat the Keys. I did 2 tours there.

It becomes amazingly simple to fish, drink beer and in general act a fool for over 7 years.

2nd time around the family had started so I had to look for some more wholesome forms of entertainment.

Boca Delray area is very nice also, the kids were born there.

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top ten...back in the groove


Boca Delray area is very nice also, the kids were born there.

Posted by: KYcane | October 14, 2013 at 08:42 PM

Yes Sir, Boca to Jupiter is up there.


TSully...give me a minute and I will set us up.


Anybody coming to the UNC game? It's time for The Herb to meet some fellow Spacers.

Terrance Sullivan

Cool 86.


Let the Clone Wars begin on Thursday! Not only must Miami defeat North Carolina, but they find and deactivate all of the Connor Barth cloning facilities on campus.


February is the worst time to go to SoFl.



Terrance Sullivan

86 Yes the Hotel Rates are outrageous . The Hampton Inn works for me. It would be a good drive but it works for me.


February is the worst time to go to SoFl.

Posted by: 86Cane | October 14, 2013 at 09:43 PM



Posted by: canezilla | October 14, 2013 at 09:47 PM

Are they hot?


Sully...I can't stand to pay $135 or $150 for a place I usually pay $69 or $79 for.

Terrance Sullivan

Titanic rules!


Jimbo Fisher:

“The athletes in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have played together, at a high level, since youth football,” he said. “The competition that is on those youth football fields every Saturday is the beginning of what you see at schools all over this region.”



Jimbo coming down to try to steal some south Florida talent under Al Golden, but Golden has most of the best players from this region already committed to the Canes. There are a handful of exceptions but from what i have seen Golden has most of the recruits he wants who fit the definition of true future Canes . It's hard to put in words, but if you go to a high school game, look for the biggest, fastest and most athletic players who are making plays, and those recruits (regardless of star rating) are probably Canes commits. We can pick apart this class, but trust me, it's loaded and Golden is happy.

Even the recruits from central and North Florida
are very good. These recruits will be great with growth under UTough and the coaches teaching them how to play the games like true Canes.


BWC1, yeah, I'm VERY! impressed with this class.
Especially the D and O-Lines! I can see Thomas growing into a DE-DT hybrid, ditto with Valentine. I can see Gray being our scout team QB for a couple of years, ala Dallas Crawford...and I'm really likin' that Powell kid, look out for Him.

Saliva Breath

Short leash for Jim Morris...please, dear god.


Solarcane would love this...Some great lines from Al Golden yesterday on WQAM...

Message to players for Thursday: ”Just stay in the bunker, take it one day at a time. Just execute your role, do your job and don’t worry about anything on the outside. Move forward, don’t worry about the setting, don’t worry about what North Carolina is doing.”

Ranked 10th in the AP Poll: ”Don’t take the cheese. Everyone is gonna try to pat you on the back and tell you how great you are. These guys have been saying for two years that we’re all we’ve got, we’ve been through a lot of adversity.”


Posted on wrong thread earlier. To reiterate, if any man deserves to wear 52 in the last decade it's Perryman. Strait up beast!


Are they hot?

Posted by: 86Cane | October 14, 2013 at 09:56 PM


University of Miami quarterback Stephen Morris capped last season’s final four games with 1,131 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions.

It created both excitement and expectation heading into his senior year, even more so when he earned praise for his performance at the Manning Passing Academy this past summer.

But through the first two games this season, the passing game struggled to find its groove under a new offensive coordinator and a new system.

Despite beating Florida Atlantic 34-6, Morris threw for just 200 yards, while tossing an interception and touchdown. A week later, the entire offense failed to get going against Florida. The team still managed a victory, relying on the defense and timely forced turnovers.

Drops plagued freshman Stacy Coley. The timing on deep balls seemed to be off. Third-down conversions (19 percent) were hard to come by.

“We come in each week focusing on what we didn’t do very well and learning from that,” senior wide receiver Allen Hurns said. “Learning from every game and just communicating better.”

Since facing the Gators, Morris has 628 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions over parts of three games. He played sparingly in the Savannah State and South Florida games because the scores were not close.

Miami, which plays at North Carolina on Thursday at 7:45 p.m., now ranks 34th in the nation with 274.8 passing yards per game and 29th in completion percentage (64.7).

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/14/3689757/miami-hurricanes-passing-game.html#storylink=cpy



Allen Hurns finally felt his future coming together.

He had grown into a 6-foot-2, 165-pound star wide receiver at Carol City High, no longer the chubby, asthmatic boy family and friends called “Bubba.” His pass-catching skills earned him scholarship offers from the likes of West Virginia, Pittsburgh and his favorite school, Miami.

Then, in the second game of his senior year, 2009, Hurns caught a pass, was hit out of bounds and suffered a partial tear of the meniscus in his left knee.

The pain wasn’t bad enough to knock him out of the game, but the following day’s news — surgery, out for the season — made him cry.

“The most devastating day of my life,” Hurns said as the 10th-ranked Hurricanes prepared to visit North Carolina on Thursday (7:30 p.m., ESPN)..

Today, Hurns, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior, is the steadiest force in Miami’s explosive passing game. He has 383 yards and two touchdowns on 20 catches, nearly a quarter of UM’s total receptions. Miami quarterbacks have thrown his way 31 times, more than any other receiver. He is averaging 10.2 yards after every catch, better than anyone on the team beside Duke Johnson (who has four catches). He has an outside shot at producing the fourth 1,000-yard receiving season in program history.

“Everything that he’s doing right now, he’s doing at a different speed for him,” coach Al Golden said. “Allen’s a big receiver, so for Allen to play as fast as he’s playing takes a lot of work. And it took a lot of work.”

Since enrolling in January 2010, Hurns has played in all but five games, earning his way from special teamer to No. 1 receiver. He has battled through injuries major and minor; he started last season with spring shoulder surgery, then suffered a concussion that knocked him out of a game, then a cracked thumb he played through.

“Even if he’s hurt, he still finds a way to do it,” said senior linebacker Jimmy Gaines, one of Hurns’ roommates. “That’s inspiring. That’s something I look up to.”

Hurns is not, as those close to him will tell you, the crying type. He shows his friends his subtle, sly sense of humor, but he’s mostly stoic.

“He observes a lot,” said his mother, Erica Wilson. “He don’t say much, but he observes a lot.”

Growing up, Hurns saw this:



Tito workin....

2015 Deerfield Beach defensive end Jason Strowbridge has gotten off to a tremendous start with his team as they are currently undefeated and heading into a big battle against Monarch who is also undefeated.

“The season’s been going pretty good, we’re undefeated so far. I’m always working hard in practice and I see it in the games. We’re looking forward to the Monarch game the most right now.”

Strowbridge has made his presence felt in the backfield of opposing teams so far by not only making tackles, but also putting pressure on the quarterback.

“I don’t know how many tackles I have, but I have 7 sacks so far.”

The 6’4 242 pound defensive end has been hearing from schools all across the country and has quite the list.

“UM, UF, Florida State, West Virginia, Louisville, Nebraska, Arkansas, USF and Missouri and thats mainly the schools I’m getting mail from.”

While the 2015 rusher claims no leaders, he does admit the Florida schools are sticking out as of now.

“The three Florida schools I guess are sticking out.”

The Deerfield Beach product spoke about the team he most recently visited which is the Hurricanes and what he likes about them.

“I like what they’re doing this year, I feel like I’m at home and I’m only an hour away. I also like the facilities and stuff.”

Strowbridge mostly speaks with running backs coach Hurlie Brown and defensive coordinator Mark D’onofrio and feels that they can get him to the next level.

“I feel like they’ll push me hard and I feel like I’ll probably do good with them.”



More Tito...

The 2015 recruiting class is filled with tons of talented defensive back prospects including Jaquan Johnson, Tyrek Cole and Kendrell McFaden, but not many are aware of Champagnat Catholic corner Gerald Robinson.

Robinson had been executing well on the defensive side of the ball for the Lions and has noticed teams are now aware of his talent.

“We’re doing good, we’re working hard and we’ve been doing a good job of having people step up and filling in for others. This far in the season, I’ve played good so far. Nobody really throws it on my side now, but if I had to rate my performance I’d give it an 8 out of 10.”

Robinson isn’t the only one in his family who has excelled at the corner position, as he is cousins with current LSU cornerback Rashard Robinson.

“That’s my cousin, he talks to every night almost. He tells me to keep working on my footwork and he tells me he’s gonna work with me when he gets down here.”

The 5’10 175 pound corner has been hearing from a good amount of schools lately including Louisville, Miami, Kentucky and USF.

The Champagnat product has a high amount of interest in the Hurricanes and even speaks with one of their current players.

“I like Miami a lot, I also have a lot of talking with Tracy Howard. I like the coaches a lot and how they’ve been winning this year.”

At the moment the athletic corner isn’t hearing much from Miami, but he still holds the ‘Canes high in his picture.



From Thread Killa @ CIS and 247...

Some Stuff

Info is from Ryan Bartow on 247

As always, TIFWIW

Johnnie Dixon

Says Dixon no longer has a leader at this point
Ohio St., Alabama, and Miami are all even
Dixon has taken OVs to NC St., Ohio St., and Arkansas
Dixon has upcoming OVs to Alabama and possibly Tennessee
Alabama will be his last OV
Hopes to make a decision my mid-November since he's an EE
Bartow says Ohio St. has made a strong impression and are Miami's main competition
Bartow says don't count out Alabama and he'll be there for the LSU game

Kendrell McFadden

Tried to commit to an unnamed school but his family told him to hold off
Alabama, Ohio St., LSU, FSU, and Miami are his 5 favorites
Bartow says look for McFadden to announce next spring

Calvin Brewton

FSU offered first so they lead
Likes Clemson too

Da'Vante Phillips

Committed to UF but LSU and Miami both want him
Miami has the best chance at flipping him

Joseph Yearby

Evaluating his situation to make sure he made the right decision
Taking an OV to USF
Taking an OV to USC with Cook
Is an EE and has been studying like crazy along with Cook, Darling, and Nichols who are also EEs
If nothing changes, Yearby will be at Miami in January

Dalvin Cook

Taking an OV to Arkanasas and USC
Will be at the Miami/FSU game
Loves Florida, likes USC, has some interest in Alabama
Word on the streets is if anyone could steal him, it's Miami

Jordan Scarlett

Top 3: FSU, Miami, Florida

Sam Bruce

Top 3: Miami, FSU, Clemson

Daniel Parr

Miami and FSU are evaluating the 6-3 180 2015 QB from PB Dwyer

Anthony Moten

3 favorites: FSU, Miami, South Carolina
Will be taking all 5 OVs and announcing on NSD


From Ariz...

Nigel Bethel II will not enroll early

"Nigel just informed me that he has decided to stay at Booker T for the second semester in order to participate in track. He was previously considering enrolling in January. He is now expected to arrive at Miami in May"


Miami now has 11 espn300 commits and are the #4 class according to ESPN...

#21 - Joseph Yearby
#45 - Kc McDermott
#116 - Trent Harris
#125 - Chad Thomas
#130 - Trevor Darling
#170 - Travonte Valentine
#171 - Brad Kaaya
#223 - Reilly Gibbons
#238 - Nigel Bethel
#276 - Brandon Powell
#290 - Darrell Langham


The 2015 ESPN300 class is loaded with Florida talent again...

#6 - Martez Ivey
#11 - Da'Vante Phillips
#13 - Jeffery Holland
#23 - Derwin James Jr.
#25 - Torrance Gibson
#26 - Jordan Scarlett
#40 - Devonaire Clarington
#50 - Devante Peete
#53 - Tyrek Cole
#57 - Kendrell McFadden
#65 - Tarvarus McFadden
#77 - Kendrick Norton
#90 - Byron Cowart
#117 - Jaquan Johnson
#121 - Tavares Martin
#123 - Shawn Burgess-Becker
#158 - Jake Fruhmorgen
#160 - Tim Irvin
#162 - Sherrod Pittman
#167 - Shaquery Wilson
#177 - Marcus Walker
#189 - Cecil Cherry
#200 - Garrett Williams
#214 - John Burt
#231 - Jacques Patrick
#233 - Von Davis
#243 - Luke Hiers
#253 - Jovon Durante
#264 - Kahlil Lewis
#266 - Jamel Dean
#278 - Jurell Green
#287 - Tyree St. Louis
#290 - Jordan Cronkrite

Not all are from the "State of Miami", but the majority is




Tuesday Morning Commentary:

As the landscape begins to clear, a friendly reminder:

- Beat North Carolina. Punish them. Take no one for granted. One game at a game (I hate hearing that). That's why I like Al Golden...
- I believe the team is taking on his personality more and more. He's a thankful, humble fellow who's tired of getting kicked around. He also understands that UM has yet to appear in the ACC conference championship, win a bowl game since 2006, and that he himself has never won a bowl game.
- There are fewer meatballs on the team. Weeding these fellows out has helped (see record).
- Rarely have I seen a collective buttlicking than for the media's to the latter half of #Sutrel. This isn't the first or second time he's been in questionable circumstances, and yet he's still on the team. He may be a nice guy, but that doesn't mean he's a football player. If anyone thinks he's a first rounder, then I suggest putting down the bong. His five stars made him a god before he came to campus, his actions make him a dummy (Redd Foxx voice). I believe he's a great 6th lineman, but that's honestly all he is. I know Susan loves her man, but she needs to exchange the french maid feather duster for a dominatrix bullwhip to get his behind into shape.

Opponents and Rankings and Nonsense:
- The rankings matter. Perception matters. Golden and staff have been excellent, and it shows.
- #8 Louisville plays UCF, a team which defeated Penn State and took South Carolina to the wire. Don't be surprised if the Knights take the Fighting Hurtts out.
- #24 Auburn goes to #7 Texas A&M. Pay attention to this one. Auburn is 7th in rushing and 21st in defense. Their one loss was to LSU.
- The runner-up "game of the week" should be #13 Stanford vs. #9 UCLA. The Bruins are solid in all categories (17th in passing, 21st in rushing, 7th in points, 19th in scoring defense). But they haven't really played anyone, and Stanford should be in a bad mood.
- Remember the five-star freshman hype for Ole Miss? They've now lost three in a row, and they now host #6 LSU.
- The one we care about:
* FSU is solid across the board. They are 3rd in scoring and 3rd in scoring defense. Clemson is 18th in scoring and 10th in scoring defense.
* If Clemson's stats seem a little weaker than FSU's, ignore that. Clemson had to contend with Georgia in week 1. FSU's toughest opponent? Maryland (puke). Should Clemson survive, they have some very winnable games before finishing off at the end of the year at South Carolina. FSU has to contend with UM on 11/2, and the annual sickfest with the Gators at the end of the year.

- In short, beat North Carolina!

Translating the depth chart:
- Hurns, Waters, Coley, and Dorsett are dangerous. They block like madmen, and are much better at not dropping balls. Don't put stock into Scott appearing on the chart. Until you see him playing, ignore.
- Asante Cleveland as an "or" reads to me that he's a blocker.
- It's a shame about Clements.
- Our offensive line is flexible. Linder gets in front of Seantrel, Wheeler slides to RG, as McDermott returns to C.
- Adding Hamilton into the rotation gives us 11 playable d-linemen. Nice.
- Artie Burns is pushing hard. We've got a very good secondary, and it shows. They'll be tested this week. Expect Deon Bush to start to progress back to his old self.
- In no sane world should Dorsett be returning punts. Coley has proven himself.
- Pat O'Donnell... M.V.P.


Miami’s biggest question heading into the season was whether or not the beleaguered defense would improve enough to make the Hurricanes a legit contender to win the Coastal Division.

That question was answered in Week 2.

Miami and its defense made a statement with a 21-16 upset of then-No. 12-ranked Florida. The defense was the difference, as Tyriq McCord buried Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel at the Florida 17-yard line, forcing a fumble that set up Miami's final touchdown. Florida had five turnovers, and Miami had a marquee win.

Now the Canes are 5-0, ranked No. 10 in the country, and barreling down the path toward an undefeated showdown against rival Florida State on Nov. 2. Miami has 18 sacks through five games, and has allowed two passing touchdowns, tied with Florida for the fewest in the nation. The Canes are No. 9 in the country in scoring offense at 45.2 points per game, and No. 9 in scoring defense at 16 points per game. The biggest question surrounding the Canes in the first half has been the health of quarterback Stephen Morris, who suffered a bone bruise in his ankle on Sept. 21 against Savannah State. The Canes and Morris have had a bye week to heal heading into Thursday night’s game at North Carolina, though, and expectations have only risen with the Canes’ latest ranking.

Offensive MVP: RB Dallas Crawford – He leads the Canes in scoring with eight touchdowns, but what’s impressive is that he’s done it on 28 total offensive touches. Crawford has scored seven times on 25 carries. He also has one receiving touchdown.

Defensive MVP: (tie) LB Denzel Perryman (team-high 34 tackles, three pass breakups), LB Jimmy Gaines (29 tackles, two fumble recoveries, 1 touchdown) and DL Shayon Green (21 tackles, 5 TFL, 2.0 sacks, 1 forced fumble).


Mountain Cane

Any news on Morris' ankle? I'm worried this is more than a "bone bruise". Shouldn't that be fully healed by now? Hope this isn't really the dreaded high ankle sprain.


Any news on Morris' ankle? I'm worried this is more than a "bone bruise". Shouldn't that be fully healed by now? Hope this isn't really the dreaded high ankle sprain.

Posted by: Mountain Cane | October 15, 2013 at 09:29 AM

Golden said, "Stephen is as close to 100% as he's been in the last month"

I'd say he's ok, barring any tweaks in practice or early in Thursday's game.

dj moonbat

- I believe the team is taking on his personality more and more. He's a thankful, humble fellow who's tired of getting kicked around. He also understands that UM has yet to appear in the ACC conference championship, win a bowl game since 2006, and that he himself has never won a bowl game.

Posted by: LB | October 15, 2013 at 08:34 AM

I don't think Al Golden is even remotely humble; he knows he's good, and he's driven by a desire to prove he's the best. He just believes very strongly that he's going to get his chance to *show* everybody what a badass he is, so he doesn't need to tell them.

But I think he's done a good job of getting the 'Canes to buy into that mindset. Which is a good one to have for a team trying to earn some respect.


"Humble" doesn't mean meek. AG loves to spread the "attaboys" around. It's a good way to keep everyone, players and coaches, fired up and moving in the same direction. But it's AG's direction, don't doubt it.


Morning Canes fans. Thanks foe all rhe info, all. Vacations in October are always difficult with football but this time I managed to avoid missing any Cane games.


Vacations in October are always difficult with football but this time I managed to avoid missing any Cane games.

Posted by: j.w. | October 15, 2013 at 11:39 AM




From a poster @ CIS and 247..

Kendall Randolph

- Used to have a top 3 of FSU, SCe and UGA and now that has changed to Bama, Louisville, UNc, UM and Stanford

- Things happen in recruiting, he thought he fit best at the other schools at first and feel better now.

- He will take ov to Louisville, Stanford and UM all after the season. He'll be unofficially at the UM and FSU game

- UM is recruiting him pretty hard but he's focusing on setting up ov so he can hang out with the coaches. The staff wants him to take his visit after the season so he can hang out and talk to them more

- He's been keeping up with the team the whole season. They look great and he thinks the team chemistry is amazing

- He's been keeping track of Duke since his championship game as a senior and he's been talking to him and learned he's kin to one of his teammates

He's been following Tracy also since his senior year and thinks those guys are playmakers and everybody is talking about bringing the swagger back

- Usually Lincoln players wait until signing day so Randolph may do the same



Posted by: UMike | October 15, 2013 at 01:59 PM

I'd rather have JC Jackson if I had to choose between the two, but Kendall is a player. I like him. Obviously, wouldn't mind have both either! Lol


Ohio..I was watching "In the Huddle" on CSS last night and they said Jackson may very well end up here. Dude is a baller! He made his fellow Florida DB commit look like a scrub last week lol


Justice needs to be served for ST26!!!.. RIP ST26 GOAT!!!!!

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