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November 11, 2013

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

SOUP

360...U make me laugh and that is a good thing. As a former player and parent of a current player I understand your position. Now how about some results on the field and not just smack talk on the blog? LOL

UMike

I wonder if Duke is just going to run that drag/underneath play the whole game, we obviously cannot stop it lol

raizecane

Umike - I agree. And lets face it, Vtech lost two games for the same reason we lost to them and beat Florida....turnovers.

UMike

Raize..it can happen, I mean they have stumbled before, but with them being so close and controlling their own destiny I think Beamer will have then ready for the prize.

raizecane


VT has Maryland and UVA left and most likely will not lose either.

Posted by: UMike | November 13, 2013 at 08:09 AM

ya never know.......one can hope

Ohio_Cane

FIRE EVERYONE!! BLOW THE SCHOOL UP AND START OVER!!!


But seriously, Go Canes!!

UMike

lol...sorry I haven't been posting any information lately, to be honest I have not wanted to get involved in the back and forth after these losses. I've invested so much emotionally into this season and I needed a break!!

Miami should get some good news today when Moten commits, hopefully that is the start of a good week. Although even if we beat Duke, we will not make the ACC title game. VT has Maryland and UVA left and most likely will not lose either.

360Cane

Quote of the year.

"Because sometimes in football as a fan, they don't really know football. So when they see guys being cut loose they think `Oh, it's the defensive coordinator's fault.'

-Tracy Howard


Again, it's just too easy to blame the DC. When you actually understand the game, understand the plays and understand assignments, you might rethink your blaming of the DC.

If you're not going to listen to this former player, youmight listen to a current one actually in the system. One that was a 5 star showing his high football IQ. How come we get it, but you do not? Oh, because you never played D1 ball. Ahhhhhh. Lol

SOUP


LOL now that is the happy Soup I know.

Posted by: CGNC | November 13, 2013 at 07:20 AM

Yeah I am done with it and happy again. Time to move on, trust the process and focus on Duke. Tracy Howard told me so.

SOUP

Ask for UMike and he suddenly reappears?

Nice work bucko!

UMike

More Ariz..


The Work 11-11

**South Dade WR Tyre Brady was in attendance for the Virginia Tech game over the weekend. I asked Brady when he planned on making his decision, and he said he wants to pull the trigger for Miami in the near future. Brady has been a take for Miami throughout much of the process, but that is up in the air right now. It is obvious that Miami is still looking for receivers in this class and Brady is as talented as they come, but his on-field attitude continues to be something to monitor. We will learn more about this soon.

**Although there was talk earlier in the summer that Miami commit Chris Herndon could be a kid who the ‘Canes let walk, that does not appear to be the case right now. I’m told that the staff has been in constant contact with the Georgia product and the coaches have even thrown around the idea of him playing some defensive end at Miami, which he has been very receptive to. A lot will depend on if Derrick Griffin is able to qualify and if Miami lands another WR/TE hybrid such as David Njoku.

**This news might sound repetitive, but the ‘Canes remain in a good spot to land Dwyer’s Johnnie Dixon on his announcement date of November 30th. The West Palm Beach product was in Tuscaloosa last weekend for the Alabama-LSU game, but I’m told that the Tide did not make as big of a jump as some would have expected.

**CanesInSight’s HurricaneGlory was the first to post last week that St. Thomas Aquinas DL Anthony Moten would make his college announcement this week. Today, that news was confirmed and Moten is looking to announce on the radio on Wednesday night. The athletic DE is reportedly down to Miami and Florida State and all of the buzz I have heard over the last week is towards Miami. Aquinas’ program is generally pro-Miami as well and from speaking to Coach Rocco Casullo a few months back, Miami was definitely a program that he believed would be a good fit for Moten.

**The obligatory Dalvin Cook and Sony Michel update – With Cook, most of the talk surrounding him right now has Florida State coming on hard. Don't let anyone fool you though, Miami is in the game. The staff continues to come after him hard, despite any talk that they’ve backed off. After Miami’s lackluster performances the last two weeks, Michel’s interest is trending downward. He was in attendance for the Wake Forest game and that did not help Miami’s chances either.

**Keep an eye on Dallas DE prospect Trey Carter. I exchanged messages with him a few days ago and he told me that Miami is coming on strong with Jethro Franklin and Brennan Carroll leading the way. I will be interviewing him this week so keep an eye out for that.

**I posted this on the board after my interview with him last week, but I would be slightly surprised if Dennis Turner ended up signing with Miami. This is no knock on him as a player because he has been very productive from the receiver spot this season, but I think that Miami is looking in another direction for the defensive backfield. From talking to Turner, I get the sense that the ‘Canes staff has not been talking to him all that much.

**Another South Dade prospect at the game was 2015 LB Doyle Grimes, who I have brought up recently on the website. Grimes has not received any offers yet due to his lack of film, but expect those to come flowing in over the next few months. Grimes is as close to a Miami lock as it gets and he would be a nice early commit if the ‘Canes offer. Micheal Barrow has been in contact with him. He is already weighing 215 pounds at 6-2 and has played safety in the past, so he can move for a prospect of his stature. He was extremely impressive against Killian a few weeks ago.

**2015 Monarch ATH Calvin Ridley is someone else who I’ve been mentioning a lot of. The versatile athlete has been to multiple schools throughout his high school career, which is something that Miami will need to take into account before offering and I believe that is the holdup with his offer. If offered, Miami would jump into the driver’s seat for the combination of Ridley and teammate Shawn Burgess-Becker.

**This is the best time of the year to be a recruiting fan, not only because it’s the stretch run for the coaches, but also because this is when season highlight videos begin to emerge. Who will have the most entertaining video in South Florida this season? My sleeper pick is Jackson LB Osband Thompson. Thompson has some of the best instincts I’ve seen in a high school player and had one of the most dominant performances I’ve seen from a linebacker last Friday against Northwestern when he was constantly in the backfield and made multiple fourth down stops by himself. His athleticism and quick reads make up for any size deficiencies he has. As DMoney said when we were watching the game together, he is “Jermaine Grace without the hype.” I would really like to see which school gets the steal of the year in him.

UMike

Expect Moten to be a Cane tonight.....


Anthony Moten/Quincy Wilson

Wilson tweeted Moten a pic of Moten doing a Gator chomp when he was committed to Florida.

Moten responded -
@anthony_moten95: @DC_Wilson954 you worry about me you need to be worry about the people that committed make sure they ain't leaving

360Cane

As I say it time and time again. It's time for the fans to just STFU and let it play out.

"That's disrespectful. That's a sign of unloyal fans," Howard said. "Every player is not going to be perfect. Everybody is going to have their ups and downs -- especially the quarterback. The fans want the team to be good. If the fans want us to produce and be good they can't boo the quarterback. They don't know how he will take it, if it will lower his confidence.
"But the thing with Stephen is he's strong. That don't get to him. He's internally driven. We heard it, but we just blocked it out. I don't know why they did that to Stephen. He's a good quarterback. That's disrespectful."
Howard also had words for those blaming his defensive coordinator for Miami's struggles the last few weeks.
""The fans outside, they see the players messing up so they are automatically going to blame it on the defensive coordinator," he said. "Because sometimes in football as a fan, they don't really know football. So when they see guys being cut loose they think `Oh, it's the defensive coordinator's fault.' Really it's the execution from the players. I think we have to do a better job of having his back in the games. Outside people, they don't really know what's going on, don't know football to be honest."
"I feel like coach D'Onofrio calls great games. It's up to the players to execute."
Howard said D'Onofrio is "a great teacher."
"He knows the game in and out," Howard said. "He's taught me a lot about football since I got here. I think he does a great job telling us what to do and where to be at. And not just him, all the coaches. They relay it to us the best way possible.
"I get mad because I feel like if anything he calls great games. To be honest the fans should be more loyal. When we were 7-0 they were all happy. Now they want him out on his back. But that's the way football goes. I understand it. I'm not mad or anything. But I feel like they're being too hard.
"They're saying all type of crazy things about him. They're acting like we're a .500 team or something. We're not a .500 team. I feel like he calls great games. If they really understood football they might understand that."
Golden said flatly any decisions made on defense, offense or special teams -- from scheme on down -- basically go through him.
"I wasn't listening when people loved him either," Golden said of the critics. "It's always about change. You asked what has changed on defense. It was the discipline in making tough decisions not to change, to stay with it and do all the little things. Do we need to play better on defense than we did last week? There's no question. Absolutely, no question. Did we put them -did we put them in the worst position you have to be in as a defensive coordinator [with the turnovers]? Absolutely we did that.
"If people are upset with a coach or position - because we got them all this week. We heard we've got to catch the ball better. We got every email you can get. At the end of the day it's my responsibility. There's nothing that goes on in this building that I do not approve or sign off on, co-sign. At the end of the day I know that we have to fix a lot of things. I'm as disappointed as anybody in that loss, equally disappointed in the way it transpired. It's important we continue the continuity, and just move forward, keep pushing forward. It hasn't been easy. As a staff and organization let's push forward. And we do have handcuffs off with recruiting. My first recruiting class was six weeks. The next two years were hell [with the NCAA investigation]. It's time to move forward. We got to stop talking about all this other stuff and start focusing on Duke."

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/11/golden-says-boo-me-not-stephen-morris-howard-defends-donofrio.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

BTW..4-Star Safety Kit Hester who was Miami's top Safety prospect until he committed to Rutgers......he just decommitted. Expect Miami to be in the mix. Jenkins is already pitching him

UMike

More Ariz..

The search for defensive line talent never stops at any level of football. Despite already having an impressive haul at D-Line for this recruiting class, the Miami Hurricanes have continued to look for players who can make an impact for them in the front four.

Dallas area defensive end Trey Carter is the latest target for the ‘Canes at that position.

“I’m a big-time pass rusher, but I’m an all-around player. I’m the type of player that everybody loves on their defense. Everybody likes to see someone who is running to the ball on every play no matter who gets it. I’m the type of player who can fit any team,” said Carter.

A few schools are talking to Carter more than others right now.

“Miami just came into the picture. I’ll be going down to OU this weekend for an official visit. Oklahoma State and Arkansas are in it too.”

The 6-5, 255-pound prospect explained how Miami came into the picture.

“It was a big shock to me how fast they offered, but it was very exciting to me because that’s a big-time program in the ACC. I had gotten in touch with Coach (Jethro) Franklin on Facebook and my coach texted me telling me that he wanted me to give him a call. I got on the phone with him and he told me he had five defensive linemen leaving and they were looking at me to be in the mix and they had watched my film and liked what they had seen. As soon as I got off the phone with him, I checked Twitter and it said Miami had offered me so I called my coach and he told me they had offered me. I thank God for it.”

What sticks out to Carter about the University of Miami?

“Miami is a good place to live and I’ve been reading that Michael Irvin came from there and some other big-time Hall of Famers and guys in the NFL so they have a good program, good facilities. I can’t wait to get in touch with Al Golden to see what type of character he is as a Head Coach. I’ve been doing my research.”

Although the other schools that Carter is considering are closer to home, his family would approve of him making Miami his future home.

“I’ve talked to my dad about that already and he said he would have no problem with it. He told me that Miami is close enough to home.”

Carter knows what he will base his final decision off of.

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2136-Miami-offer-shocked-DE-Carter

UMike

Ariz workin...

The recruiting cycle has sped up so much to the point that if a prospect is not receiving offers from their sophomore and junior seasons, they are behind the 8-ball. It happens every year where a player emerges during his senior season, and that is the case with Miami Jackson LB Osband Thompson (6-2, 200), who has arguably been the top linebacker in South Florida over the past few months.

The Jackson Generals did not reach the goals they had set for themselves prior to the season, but for Thompson, the season was a success.

“The season didn’t go how we wanted it because we didn’t reach our goal of states, but I learned a lot. I learned how to be a man from Coach De La (Antonia De La Brown) and I didn’t think it would be this good when I transferred,” said Thompson.

The instinctual linebacker detailed the path to his current school.

“I was only at Carol City for my 11th grade year and Miami Central the two years before that, but I didn’t play football there. My mom wanted me to have a 3.0 GPA.”

Although Thompson is not the biggest player on the field, he makes up for it with smarts and athleticism.

“I’m dedicated and like to be challenged. I’ve got the will to want to do something; I’m not going to give up. Most O-Linemen are big so they can’t use their feet that well so I do a lot of reading. When we watch film, I watch the O-Line and after that first drive I can tell how a player is.”

With his senior highlights making the waves, Thompson’s name is about to blow up. For now, one school has jumped on him earlier than others.

“I’m talking to one school right now, the University of Rutgers. I’m going up there for one of my official visits and I think they’re close to offering.”

“Any school really because I’m not focused on one school. I wanted to make sure everything was right with my school before I was talking to other schools because I understand that that’s an important part of what schools look at and that’s what my mom wanted for me.”

Is Miami a school that he would consider?

“Yes. They are the home team so I always grew up watching them.”

Thompson spoke more about his potential interest in Miami.

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2133-Local-LB-prospect-Thompson-wants-to-hear-from-Miami

raizecane

correction - my stats above are for defense. On offense, Miami was 42 of 109 for a 38.53% conversion

raizecane


Posted by: The Dude | November 13, 2013 at 01:09 AM

I wonder what our third down conversion rate is this year? Part of the problem is we mostly have third and long. BAH

Posted by: CGNC | November 13, 2013 at 07:21 AM

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Miami 54 of 137 = 39.42% conversion rate

FSU 52 of 99 = 50.53%
Bama 52 of 103 = 50.49%

CGNC

Posted by: The Dude | November 13, 2013 at 01:09 AM

I wonder what our third down conversion rate is this year? Part of the problem is we mostly have third and long. BAH

CGNC

Posted by: SOUP | November 13, 2013 at 07:18 AM

LOL now that is the happy Soup I know.

CGNC

DallasTXCane - Leach would have been a hoot just imagining him dealing with Shalala LMAO. And let's face it, since this admin NEVER mentioned the upcoming potential NCAA scandal to Golden, any other coach might have bolted once it broke

SOUP

The middle of the field? Where is that on google maps LOL

Posted by: CGNC | November 12, 2013 at 10:36 PM

The satellite must have been on the fritz that day when they were trying to capture a picture of the middle os the field because we sure can't find it? LOL

CaneRock

CHATTER

### One NFL scout, on UM’s Stephen Morris: “He broke my heart this year. He’s not progressing whatsoever, has taken himself out of the top five quarterback prospects. You can’t even go into next season projecting him as a No. 2 quarterback” on an NFL roster.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/11/more-buzz-on-incognitomartin-scandal-and-fins-hazing-fins-heat-canes-notes.html#storylink=cpy

The Dude

Shockey was a true beast CR. Cleveland will be drafted by some NFL team and he will be solid. His hands are sometimes suspect though. Maybe if we would throw on any down but 3rd everyone would be better off including the TEs. I think 3rd down has become a self fulfilling failure for this offense now. It has for me, I just know we will find a way to not convert. The line will miss a block, the RB will slip, Stephen will put one out of reach to an open WR, or a receiver will drop a very catchable ball. Kind of like our 3rd down D. In fact, I've never seen a team so horrible on 3rd downs. Honestly, I can't remember a team so bad?

The Dude

Yeah, I'm sure a lot of those quick out throws tear up our D in practice so Al thinks they'll work great in the game. Good point jsy.

CaneRock

Its about either beating someone deep, or to the sideline and trying to run up field for big yards.

Posted by: The Dude | November 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

Agreed. And really, I consider the seam routes to be the middle of the field, and honestly, we just don't have had that seam threat since Shockey and Winslow. While I liked Winslow, IMO, Shockey IS the greatest College TE, that has played the game in the last 25-30 YEARS!

Terrance Sullivan

No, every one of those plays that I'm talking about, went for 6 POINTS! So what, now you got something against TDs...

And you don't just throw slants and flats just because...you throw em' IF the defense gives em' to you. And as far as Coley is concerned, He would've been stupid as hell for making trying to make wholesale changes on O. Hell, the Stanford and Oregon HCs didn't make changes, I don't hear their fans complaining.


Posted by: CaneRock | November 13, 2013 at 12:13 AM
True

Terrance Sullivan

Tsully, unc was ineligible just like we was. Lol

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | November 12, 2013 at 11:54 PM
LOL Yes Sir.

Terrance Sullivan

Tsully, how many good game plans have you seen from us this year, or hell 3 yrs???

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | November 13, 2013 at 12:07 AM
Honestly None lol

The Dude

I wonder if Greg Schiano gets fired if he'd want to coordinate for The U again? How about Ed Orgeron or Gene Chizick?

The Dude

Miami certainly runs a pro-style offense. Are we running an offense as complicated? Hell no. It can't be. There just isnlt enough time to be as complex. However, mostly the reason.you don't see passes to the middle is this, our passing offense is based on speed. Its about either beating someone deep, or to the sideline and trying to run up field for big yards. We also don't complete many short or mid-range throws because Morris isn't a very accurate passer and the WRs like to drop a lot of balls.

CaneRock

every one of those plays you talk about is a long pass.

Posted by: jsy | November 12, 2013 at 08:28 PM

No, every one of those plays that I'm talking about, went for 6 POINTS! So what, now you got something against TDs...

And you don't just throw slants and flats just because...you throw em' IF the defense gives em' to you. And as far as Coley is concerned, He would've been stupid as hell for making trying to make wholesale changes on O. Hell, the Stanford and Oregon HCs didn't make changes, I don't hear their fans complaining.


The Dude

Saban wins because he out works everyone. He is super detail oriented and gets the most out of everyone in his program. Believe me, he completely changed Alabama top to bottom. Meyer's second championship at Florida had nothing to do with Zook. His defense was super young and talented. Coaches are responsible for everything that happens. They have to recruit top notch athletes, develop them into NFL players and then outcoach the guy on the other sideline. Miami's problem is we aren't ready to execute a gameplan on gameday because either the coaches don't teach it well enough, or because the coaches gameplan doesn't work. We have recruited at a high level, we have developed those players into NFL talent, (trust me, you'll see on Sunday in the coming years. Chick, Perryman, McCord, Gunter, Rodgers, Pierre & Green will all play in the NFL.) The last part is gameday. Either 1: Coaches can't teach it or 2: The scheme sucks. There is no other reason. That's my last word on that subject.

WWIN

Tsully, how many good game plans have you seen from us this year, or hell 3 yrs???

WWIN

Tsully, unc was ineligible just like we was. Lol

Terrance Sullivan

Just glad our Canes are actually upgrading the facilities yes Our Canes dont have the resources of the large public schools and definitely not the large fan base either so any upgrades are a good thing.

raizecane

New practice field in the workings: http://www.mercurynews.com/sports-headlines/ci_24506515/miami-planning-new-football-practice-field

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 12, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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That pales in comparison to the 450 million project Texas A&M is about to kickoff. Off the charts sick…...

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/5/1/4291104/texas-am-football-stadium-expansion-kyle-field

DallasTX Cane

CGNC - Leach...lol. I love the guy, but can U imagine what most U fans would be saying (typing) about if he were here with his crazy azz offense. Nothing even close to "pro style" about Leach. Of course....his lack of acknowledgement of there even being defense in football wouldn't be all that far off from our current reality.

Tackle guys....can I get a tackling drill over here?!?

Terrance Sullivan

Because we beat GT and since UNC was ineligible it does count. LOL like I give Randy his credit for being 9-4 in 2009. I will give Golden his credit for helping us get a share of the Coastal. Just calling it like it is no hating one way or the other. LOL U would think we were 2-7 instead of 7-2 by some peeps actions. thats funny because coming into the season I think most of us had this team going anywhere from 7-5 to 9-3. Hell I got grief for saying anything less than winning the Coastal, winning the bowl game and Winning 10 games including the bowl would be a disaster. Dont look like winning the Coastal outright is going to happen. Hate that if we win out at least we share again. Need to win bowl game havent done that since 2006 and need to win 10 games havent done that since 2003. IJS I dont think Golden is the next Howard Schnelly but hell he is far from awful as some would want us to believe.

Terrance Sullivan

Actually WWIN Since GT beat UNC it was a three way tie and GT went to the title game because UNC was on probation and we self imposed so U can try again my friend. LMBAO back at ya hahaha.

Terrance Sullivan

LOL CGNC!

CGNC

Posted by: jsy | November 12, 2013 at 09:13 PM

When the school was looking for a coach no one here said "Oh yay go and hire the Temple coach". The names I remember being on wish lists were Patterson, Peterson and OGV wanted Leach. Then the Gruden fiasco - remember that? But the Temple coaches are who were hired by the school. I don't think there were any grand illusions. We were all just hoping for the best

JCane

Difference was for coaches like Meyer (at FU after Zook) and Saban (after Shula) is that both former coaches had done very good jobs recruiting and maybe not such great jobs coaching (although I'd though Shula was improving). The new coaches came into very nice situations. For Meyer, after Zook recruits started to disappear, he was gradually going to backslide, and he saw the writing on the wall, imo. Obviously he has had no such similar troubles at OSU though. Meyer at OSU gives me reason to want to see FSU keep winning, to keep him out of the championship game. Can't stand that SOB.

CGNC

We definitely dont use the middle of the field sigh.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | November 12, 2013 at 08:44 PM

The middle of the field? Where is that on google maps LOL

WWIN

My point on bama and Sabin...

You not a powerhouse based on what you did in the past IMO. We use to be a powerhouse but we ain't now. Bama wasn't a powerhouse when Sabin took over then he made em a powerhouse again.

So my point is, the coach made the difference in their situation and it made a difference in ours

WWIN

OGV wuz right about Golden and co. I'm tired of hearing all these slogans and catch phrases. Tell yo coaches to "deserve victory". That's his favorite catch phrase although he gave em a ACC coastal title last year that they didn't deserve, unc did beat us in a head-to-head right? LMAO

OGV emailed me and said I wuz making him proud lol

I wuz gon give my positive perspective today but people still haven't came to they senses so maybe tomorrow?????

SOUP

Jax Jags Offensive Stats 2013:

Total Offense: #32 (last)

Points/gm: #32 (last)

Passing Offense: #22

Rushing Offense: #31

I know they inherited a JUNK team but still, that IS bad. IJS

SOUP

Something smells Fischy:

http://www.jaguars.com/team/coaches/Jedd-Fisch/17e671b6-b074-42b1-a25b-cd1fb0b58796

SOUP

Terry Richardson, former UM RB coach with Fisch at Jax Jags:

http://www.jaguars.com/team/coaches/Terry-Richardson/988ab2bb-cc6a-4afb-bea3-32216717bda8

SOUP

Brandon Harris:

http://www.houstontexans.com/team/roster/Brandon-Harris/9d805782-9708-4ee4-b766-61a1c2e335ba

jsy

All right cool man I just wanted to make sure I didn't offend or upset anyone bc I know my views of this staff are very different than most. Esp before the vt game but slowly I can see fans are taking of their golden shades glasses.

Terrance Sullivan

Soup I love the where are they now updates. Great stuff.

USAFCane

what happened to Brandon Harris, get to see Texans alot but never see him.

Terrance Sullivan

Negative JSY dont have a problem with U at all. Just healthy debate. Its all good. Go Canes!

SOUP

Ray Ray:

http://www.stlouisrams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Armstrong-Embraces-Opportunity/f9c93e1a-cc2d-4d5b-b8be-79feb2d9ec23

SOUP

Brandon Washington: Practice Squad Player

http://www.stlouisrams.com/team/roster/Brandon-Washington/70ec6090-bc49-40dd-8850-fbc82eafae53

SOUP

Marcus Forston was signed by the New England Patriots to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Oct. 12, 2013 ... Originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent (5/10/12) Released by New England (9/26/12) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/28/12) ... Signed by New England to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on (1/20/13) ... Released by New England (8/31/13) ... Signed by New England to the practice squad (9/1/13).

jsy

Terrance Earlier you were so happy that rock had a rebuttal even though he was wrong but now you agree that we don't use all parts of the field. Actually I've noticed every post I make that rock tries to denounce you seem very happy to support him do you have a problem with me? Have I wronged you in any way?

SOUP

Tommy Streeter Update:

http://www.buffalobills.com/team/roster/Tommy-Streeter/61b2d3c7-7bce-424e-8daf-c2489ff04e46

Terrance Sullivan

We definitely dont use the middle of the field sigh.

SOUP

The Vikings promoted first-year tight end Chase Ford from the practice squad on Saturday.

The move gives Minnesota three healthy tight ends for Sunday’s game vs. Green Bay with reserve Rhett Ellison (ankle) ruled out for Week Eight. Ford, who has been on the practice squad all season, could provide depth behind Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson.

The 23-year-old Ford has also had stints on the Cowboys’ and Eagles’ practice squads. He is a Miami (Fla.) product.

SOUP

And this includes the pre-Socratic notion of a flat earth.

Posted by: BEERicane | November 12, 2013 at 08:21 PM

Whoa, whoa, whoa...the earth is not flat?

OGV MAY have been right about some things (only time will tell) but he was also definitely wrong about many others.

jsy

A pro style offense has nothing to do with the formation you line up in its about creating mismatches and confusion all over the field and using every part of the field and this team does not do that

jsy

If you really think this offense really attacks every part of the field and uses all it's weapons on a consistent basis then we just don't see the same game. Where the slant routes, the intermediate routes, the passes to the flat. This offense does not do that on a consistent basis and every one of those plays you talk about is a long pass.

SOUP

Rock...not gonna argue the "pro-style" offense issue but U have to admit that the UM offense does NOT use the whole field.

We ignore the ENTIRE middle of the field.

Terrance Sullivan

Lawd Beericane U are too funny man. Hahaha.

BEERicane

I think I know what happened to OGV. It has to do with DoughBoy RJ. He swore that he would make that $$$ in the league over and over and laughed repeatedly at anyone who disagreed. Now it is clear that no one has ever been so so wrong about any subject in the history of man. And this includes the pre-Socratic notion of a flat earth. DoughBoy was just a bum and he cannot accept that fact. His entire world view has been shattered. Much introspection will be done on his part and when he is ready to dust himself off, he will return. We all wish you a speedy psychological recovery, OGV!

VA Cane

Rock rocking on!!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

LOL VA.

VA Cane

Hey since we get this Viagra ad all the time, maybe we can all go in, buy some and it will get the boys going or at least harden them up some...LOL

Terrance Sullivan

LMAO!

Really?!

So I guess that bomb that SC3 caught against USF, was run outta the WISHBONE!

How about those 2 bombs that PD4 caught against UF and GT, what offense were those outta...the FREAKIN' WING-T!

Or how those corner routes that Hurns and Waters have scored on this season, I guess that's a Split-T play huh...SMDH!

SHEEZ! You're makin' this to EASY! for me.
Posted by: CaneRock | November 12, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Rock I love it hahaha.

CaneRock

We don't truly run a pro style offense that incorporates every position and every part of the field so what legacy has he upheld? The only thing I can think of is four fingers in the fourth quarter.

Posted by: jsy | November 12, 2013 at 05:56 PM

LMAO!

Really?!

So I guess that bomb that SC3 caught against USF, was run outta the WISHBONE!

How about those 2 bombs that PD4 caught against UF and GT, what offense were those outta...the FREAKIN' WING-T!

Or how those corner routes that Hurns and Waters have scored on this season, I guess that's a Split-T play huh...SMDH!

SHEEZ! You're makin' this to EASY! for me.

BEERicane

Tracy Howard is defending D?No! Because he's not expected to play any d, no? And boy is TH3 good at whiffing on D, no? I have yet to see a good tackle by TH3, but maybe one day he will show up and play some d, no?

SOUP

ltcf...I would love to be inside the film room and hear WHY it is happening.

Account Deleted

A few UM players strongly defending d-coordinator D'Onofrio this week.Tracy Howard says "outside people don't know what's going on."

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | November 12, 2013 at 02:35 PM

I'm not so sure the inside people know whats going on either since we're giving up 500 yds a game...

VA Cane

Sometimes with some games, EVERYTHING goes wrong.

That's the hammer on the nail. We started out great, got a good return and then..........oops there goes the ball....and soon after there went the ball game.

Its a simple game football, blocking and tackling, but like you say Meast it can go so wrong sometimes....sometimes you just gotta laugh.

Meast

Good point. However if you are good, a strong, intelligent knowledgeable coach will TEACH you, not berate or holler at you. When you are taught the finer points of the game, you can become a great player. That's where you have to be two fold: accept great coaching that will make you better, and devote yourself to the worthy cause, and be able to drive yourself to new heights with new found knowledge and skills.

100% agree on your statement. The experiences I had, I was willing to learn and accept the coaching. My coach was a solid coach. Not the best, but he wasn't the worst either. I was just always a quiet kid by nature. Raised by a military dad that served in Guatemala. So I got that quietness from him. My point is that some of the guys that struggle making simple plays are some that are left over from Shannon. Gaines, Porter, Highsmith, etc. They still haven't understood basic fundamentals. I really do believe that our coaches try day in and day out to break some of those bad habits. Some of the younger players just play on instinct and played horrendous. My point is that the entire defense played like crap. It affected everybody. But the overall body of work this year has been an improvement. It was a terrible game, but I feel those are habits that our coaches are trying to instill in the young guys so that they can improve. If you're seeing some crappy tackling in the NFL, it is going to happen in college. Sometimes with some games, EVERYTHING goes wrong.

VA Cane

OBV where are you brother......we need some fire my friend....and some wittiness only you can deliver!!!!!!! Crowd chanting Yes Yes Yes like they do on WWE for Daniel Bryan!!!!Yes Yes Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VA Cane

I am certain people think "Yea but its 8th graders so what?" A fair number of my kids have played in college....I think Moses Morgan will get drafted and Jason Snelling of Atlanta played for me....my point is fundamentals are the foundation of good football regardless of level of competition. JMO

VA Cane

I think there is a lot of things in the air when you lose. Yes we all thought FSU would be really tough, almost impossible. Vt some people thought would be tough. Knowing Foster I thought it would be hard to score, but we struggled both sides and ST.I still am not saying fire/hire. I am saying get back to practicing the game plan you are going to implement for Duke, but get on the sleds, the boards, the tackling dummies and drills.....get some practice on the fundamentals. We have to circle the wagons, pull together and focus on football, basic football the little things that glue the master plan together.

I practiced short today hell the snows flying here. It is that time of year the drive for conference. We did our exercises, block and tackle drills, Freddy (16 feet of aluminum piping 2 squares each side, divided by bunji cords you run through go sideways alternate feet, backwards etc.... a foot drill that makes you move and pick them up....we do it every day makes average players good, good players great....Golden should call me about it) went over pulls and blocks, trapping, reach blocks, backs ran handoff drills, WRs caught passes, DBs did man drills and looked for ball drills tip drills....hell we know what we want to do Sat, I gave them the guys we need to stop on O and D....went over their basics we plan it tomorrow and Thurs play Sat. That's why we win at a 97.4 clip...we are so fundamentally sound, athletically superior, hungry like great whites, accept nothing but winning and demolishing our opponents as a TEAM. We are ready!!!!

jsy

Just a thought but Have u guys ever thought that some of our offensive problems is bc they practice against dno all season. Morris probly looks like a first overall pick in practice. The true strength of the u was that practice was harder than games and I don't see how that's possible now playing against dno all off season. When golden says uphold the legacy what legacy had he upheld? Our defense is soft and nothing like anything we played in the past. Out guys dont play with bravado and the brash fear no one mentality is gone. Our guys are supersized now like a big ten team. We don't truly run a pro style offense that incorporates every position and every part of the field so what legacy has he upheld? The only thing I can think of is four fingers in the fourth quarter.

SOUP

Willie Will, u ok homie? U been mighty hostile lately bro, what gives? Lol

Posted by: 4-Real | November 12, 2013 at 04:43 PM

Yeah I have noticed that also. He's gone all OGV on us! BTW...OGV got your email WWIN. We will see what happens?

SOUP

DONDE ESTA UMIKE?

Posted by: canezilla | November 12, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Buena pregunta, y yo no se? Voy a preguntar donde el esta por email.

dj moonbat

I think it is not only DNo, but maybe one more D coach at least.

I am guessing that Golden must have told them "Come with me to Miami and let's build a NC team. I guarantee you a job for at least ___ years."

How many years do you think Golden has promised them?

Posted by: CalgaryCane | November 12, 2013 at 03:38 PM


I think D'Onofrio must be blackmailing Golden, rather than working off a promise of a fixed number of years.

I know it's heresy, but I think a lot of fingers should point at Barrow. Although the whole D has problems, the LBs especially seem out of it to me.

SOUP

Big class this year. I think we need these guys for Spring

Posted by: Hassan | November 12, 2013 at 08:26 AM

EE's list for 2014 looks HUGE! That would be a great infusion of top shelf talent.

j.w.

Bottom line on staff changes: Unless Eastern or Western Mich. want D'Onofrio he's staying here. Golden isn't going to fire him, they've been together too long, he will give him more time due to the investigation, and the dearth of talent that he inherited. But the position changes I could see going somewhere else.
As for English: no way, that language is going to hang over his head for a while. No school near South Beach, San Francisco, West Hollywood, etc. is going to hire him this offseason.

RCCF

LORD Let this be a BLESSING in disguise...
HIRE HIM NOW...DONT WAIT HIRE HIM NOW NOW START PETITIONS START FLYING PLANES AND BANNERS DO IT ALL MAKE GOLDEN KNOW THIS IS THE MOVE.....ED REED or RAY LEWIS D-Coordinator hell I'd take both DCoordinator and DB Coach/Asst. DC....#winningmove


http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9965883/houston-texans-release-ed-reed


RCCF12%WinningMove

CalgaryCane

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 12, 2013 at 03:31 PM

There are those who called for DNo's firing only. Some called it from the first year.

^^^ I don't think it is right to call for the firing of a coach after one year... There are many things that are unknown.

With the NCAA crap hanging over our heads...I think that they get the benefit of the doubt for another year.

This is their third year. I expected a drop off on the Offensive production after losing Duke, but the D ought to be have been there fighting even harder.

I don't really care exactly what the problem is right now,... lack of talent, unmotivated, poor execution, over rotation... whatever, I think that the Defensive staff have had their time to prove their worth.

Golden has done a good job recruiting under pressure so far, however, if things don't turn around by next year,... I am afraid his recruiting will suffer. And then we will be in a slump again.

Old Skool

Texans released Ed Reed

laquinton

I don't think Florida fires him just yet. But they will fire Pease. He is god awful. Florida is without a lot of great players.

CalgaryCane

Posted by: dj moonbat | November 12, 2013 at 03:31 PM

There are those who called for DNo's firing only. Some called it from the first year.

I think it is not only DNo, but maybe one more D coach at least.

I am guessing that Golden must have told them "Come with me to Miami and let's build a NC team. I guarantee you a job for at least ___ years."

How many years do you think Golden has promised them?

dj moonbat

My gut feeling is that the DC and one or more of the D coaches are not good at coaching.

Posted by: CalgaryCane | November 12, 2013 at 03:25 PM


Really goin' out on a limb there, huh?

dj moonbat

When Florida fired Ron Zook he was 23-14, right now Will Muschamp is 22-13..

Posted by: TJL | November 12, 2013 at 03:01 PM


I think Muschamp's future depends on who Florida thinks will be available. If they're going to fire him, they're going to want his replacement to be somebody with impeccable credentials.

CalgaryCane

My gut feeling is that the DC and one or more of the D coaches are not good at coaching.

VA Cane

I do think a lot of people do know what is going on. There is some talent on the field. They are good athletes. They came here lacking fundamental skills in some areas, and when you have to execute them against other good football players who do execute, even if they do not have as many stars hype yap or SWAG, you find that often you fail to execute consistently. Further, if you come here lacking basic fundamentals in some areas, and are not taught the correct way to execute said fundamentals, you will continue to struggle with them and fail. Even further, if the coaches who should know these things, and either choose to ignore them as unimportant or actually do not know, as a player or team you will not improve to the elite level of your sport.

Damn if I do not know whats going on son, I was playing CFB when you were a twinkle in your mothers eye. Im just saying.....improve your game on the field, not to the press with your mouth.

TJL

When Florida fired Ron Zook he was 23-14, right now Will Muschamp is 22-13..

laquinton

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_English_(American_football)

Maybe if Golden fires Paul Williams he can hire Ron English. Guy has a good resume unlike williams.

VA Cane

Tracy Howard says "outside people don't know what's going on."

Depends on who those people might be. Strong words for a guy who thinks he does know what's going on. Evidently not by his play and tackling. Jeez, my kids play man and tackle better pound for pound. C'mon Tracy, learn your job and close that yap. I don't see you on any All American teams.

dj moonbat

What did those UNLIMITED funds and facilities do for Bama before Sabin got there????? Nothing you say?

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | November 12, 2013 at 02:10 PM


Well, it's not like 'Bama had never won a championship.

Look, 'Bama did the same thing Ohio State did a few years later when it hired Urban Myer: it paid a truckload of money to a coach with a track record of building a national championship program (and, in Saban's case, also pro head coaching experience).

So 'Bama shelled out some of its (seemingly) unlimited funds, and among other things, it got a great recruiting pitch in the process.

If I were a recruit, "Son, I've already built one championship team, and I have the resources of one of America's historical powerhouses behind me" would sound promising.

Compare that with "Son, I am so good I rescued Temple's program from the verge of extinction. And I have the backing of a school that doesn't have its own stadium and some NCAA issues. But we're right here in South Florida."

Seriously, there's no valid comparison to be drawn. Alabama paid through the nose to get the best, and it's working out great for them. Miami paid a lot less, and we should hardly be surprised to learn that Miami got a lot less.

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