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November 20, 2013

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Old Skool

Really

laquinton

Damn. Deon Bush

laquinton

I'm trying to be more positive. I know nothing about what coach golden and Co do on a daily as far as coaching and preparing week in and week out for a W on Saturdays . I trust in the process as flawed as we may all see it I'll just wait and be patient . Been a canes fan since 03 and that was the tail end of a great ride. They are recruiting better players and the off season work out things will be better. Positive attitude nets positive outcome. Go canes, the the shit out of UVA

WWIN

My thing is thus....

Why in da hell would anybody want a defensive scheme that takes 5yrs to work?????? That ain't a scheme I'm interested in

WWIN

Laquinton what made you become a fan in 03?? Lol

BEERicane

A scheme that takes 5 years = we have no idea what the eff we are doing and it will take us some time to get half a clue.

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff Soup! Let's Go Canes!

WWIN

^^^^^^^
Beer, I think you right. LOL

nemo2002

With an emphasis on SHOULD . . . .

SOUP

Post your defensive solution for UM?

WWIN

Good article Soup. Glad know that canespace will know how to fix the problem! The big question is will the coaching staff know? ??

WWIN

My solution is....

Put EMPHASIS on total defense not scoring defense. When teams rack up yards they usually rack up points too.

SOUP

WWIM...they are listening. That is all.

herbieibis

The Herb's solution, where to start, well for one, find an identity. Either we are a 3-4 or we are a 4-3. We obviously don't have what we need to run either one. We either don't have enough DT's to run a 4-3 and we don't have enough quality LB's to run a 3-4. Whatever they decide, go get the players to run it. From what I've seen in recruiting, we don't have the it LB's coming in to run the 3-4 but instead what they call hybrids, sometime DE's slash LB's.
If speed is the problem in the secondary, get some guys who have speed and are willing to bust someones azz. I see to many coasters, once again I don't see any it guys coming in in next years recruiting class, yet that is.
Dump this bend but don't break philosophy, it's breaking way to much.
Stop the merry-go round and revolving door of flip-flopping guys who start one week and the next week they're not. Find 11 dam guys that want to play and are willing to put forth the effort on and off the field to actually get better. Most of these players have become stagnant.
We have to make better adjustments at halftime, so we don't have reruns of the first half.
Play more of attacking defense and play to win not to lose. Stop being so paranoid of getting beat deep. The defense is playing to much like programmed robots. They look stiff.
The staff has to be better motivators and help these guys get better, which is not taking place. We should be gelling as a unit, not getting progressively worse. Injuries to key people is not the excuse, so what is?
Better personel will help but so will better coaching.

WWIN

Soup, glad you got my initials right! Lol

I knew they wuz listening when he responded to the "Read and React" situation

Montreal-Cane

TALLAHASSEE -- A DNA analysis completed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Tuesday confirmed that DNA provided by Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston matched the sample taken from the underwear of a woman who has accused him of sexual battery.

According to the DNA analysis report, a copy of which was viewed by ESPN.com on Wednesday, the Florida state crime lab determined that the chances of the DNA in the woman's underwear are a match for someone other than Winston was one in 2.2 trillion.

herbieibis

And brooms are out and ready to sweep his transgressions under the rug, at least until after the season.

orange 'n green in the vein

To improve the UM defense you'll need to fire anybody who ever played at Penn State on the coaching staff or coached at Temple, hire a new coaching staff, then give them a few years to recruit and re-implement the traditional 4-3, speed and gap penetration based front seven play that won UM those five national titles.

With the right hire it could be done in two or three years, or about the same time it took the current staff to ruin everything by doing the opposite.

Please, please, please, Pat Hayden, be really, really impressed at the copy of 'Deserve Victory,' in cardinal and gold you'll be receiving this off season and hire this total fraud, it's UM's only hope. He'll win the press conferences from Jim Mora Jr., nine times out of 10, I promise, and really, isn't that the most important thing in the Los Angeles TV market? Of course it is! You can do this Pat! It can be your legacy! Nobody remembers you played quarterback there now!

CaneRock

Speed & toughness ain't got $HIT! to do with our LBs "chasing the string"! KEY THE DAMN BALL!

The BALL is always the best single key BECAUSE!:

1. There is ONLY 1! ball in the game.

2. Opponent can't score if ball doesn't cross goal line.

The only time you really don't have to key anything except the ball, is if you play MAN coverage. In that event your LB CANNOT lose site of the man he is ASSIGNED TO COVER!

laquinton

http://mweb.cbssports.com/ncaaf/eye-on-college-football/24251359/report-jameis-winston-dna-matches-accusers-sample-in-test

Yeah... not looking good for jboo

laquinton

I'm 25, I started playing football in jr high . Always like ray Lewis but I just kept seeing all these players on Sunday night football saying "the u" . Thanks to Google and looking into it I watched some games and became a fan instantly .

UMike

Tito workin...

2014 JUCO DL Claudeson Pelon was originally planning on being a Seminole coming out of high school, but his path got altered into a different direction on signing day.

“Coming out of high school I was verbally committed to Florida State and then I found out my GPA didn’t match my SAT scores. I ended up taking the JUCO route.”

While it may have been disappointing for Pelon to not be able to play college football right away, he does admit there are some advantages when players go to a Junior College prior to entering college football.

“It has it’s advantages like anything else, it gives you time to mature and become a man and get in the game more.”

Pelon is no stranger to the recruiting process and is being tracked from schools such as Washington, USC, Nebraska, Miami and Oregon State.

“The recruiting process is crazy man; coming out of high school it was almost the same. Now it’s just crazy, but I like the recruiting process and it’s fun.”

The Huskies are a school that have long been considered the favorite for highly ranked defensive linemen and he talked about what he likes about them.

“They have a great coaching staff, the atmosphere there is crazy. It’s a football town they love it and it’s a place where I can go an strive and do good things.”

Another program in contention for the 6’4 275 pound rush end is the USC Trojans who are playing what many consider there best football under Interim head coach Ed Orgeron.

“The Atmosphere there is crazy, the defensive linemen there are cool. I was there watching how the defensive linemen roll and how they get ready and on gameday. It’s amazing with the things they had going on that they bought into the program. It’s amazing to see them make a big change in a few day for the better of the program.”

While Pelon has visited both Washington and USC already, his next scheduled visit is a place he’s very familiar with: Miami.

“Miami was a team I grew up watching. They’ve always been a dream school of mine, playing in front of major fans and my family most of all and playing in Miami, it’s home and just going there and just doing what you do best.”

Pelon is originally from Homestead, so the Hurricanes are no stranger to him or his family. When asked if family will play a big factor in his decision, he clarified where he stands on that.

“It’s going to be play a big factor and my mom she’s kinda been talking to me lately about the schools and making the right choice for myself, but she’s letting me make my own choice.”

Pelon has been able to catch a couple Hurricane games on TV and has noticed like many other Miami fans that the need for defensive lineman is very evident. While most would think with the defenses’ last three performances would hurt their chances, it’s quite the opposite.

“Playing time is playing a big part in it. I got to watch their game against Duke and I can tell they’re in need of some bigger linemen. It’s just something I’ve been watching and I’ll definitely take that trip out there.”

When asked what will play a key role in his decision, Pelon laid it all out.

“I’m looking at the depth chart, the way players act with coaches, a place where I can go in and graduate. I know Miami the graduate rate is pretty high. I’m also looking for a place where I can just go in and be that guy and turn up and just get it.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2153-JUCO-DL-Pelon-Breaks-it-Down

UMike

From Thread Killa @ CIS...

Dixon and Rudolph updates

Per Tim Watts on Bama Online

Dixon

Watts says South Florida wide receiver Johnnie Dixon has been quiet since returning home from his official to UA. The biggest hurdle the Tide faces in Dixon's recruitment is that Dixon's mother must be convinced that her son would be okay by himself living that far from home. Watts previously noted that Dixon's mother doesn't like to travel and that poses a hurdle from Alabama's point-of-view. Dixon will take his fifth and final official visit to Tennessee this weekend before his planned November 30 announcement. Look for things to likely remain a Miami-Alabama battle heading into that date with the hometown holding the edge right now.

UMike

^^^ I have read his announce date is now Dec 3rd.

360Cane

Believe it or not, this really does help...

"Spence was Miami’s leading tackler in 2011 when D’Onofrio’s defense featured five current NFL players (Spence, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Olivier Vernon, Ray-Ray Armstrong and Brandon McGee) and finished 17th nationally in points allowed (20.1) and 45th in total defense (359.9). Spence said Miami’s woes are not related to scheme."

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/21/3767560/two-former-miami-hurricanes-defenders.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

So I should listen to Futch? haha

UMike

360..just so you know.. I agree we need more talent, BUT...the scheme and/or play calling are obviously flawed as well.

UMike

With Moten's commitment, Miami moved past FSU in ESPN class rankings. Miami is now ranked 3rd by ESPN with 13 ESPN300 recruits.

UMike

Also according to ESPN, Miami now has 15 4-Star recruits.

UMike

So when other players call out the scheme it gets ignored, but when players approve of the scheme and blame players, that proves our case? lol

UMike


Eric Winston On Miami Defense

A few quotes from a interview he did on ITU.

"The problem is everything-with scheme and philosphy and then it tricles down to what the kids need to do and how they're executing."

"Like i said they're not dictating the game to the offense. They're just trying to counter-punch the whole time."

"We run the same play over and over. It does not matter if the TE is gashing us, the Rb gashing us, the short passes.... we still line up in the same formation with the same play.... opposing OCs must have a field day. I wonder what they say to themselves."

"If AG is a former DC and the D is our major problem, why has he not stepped in? Friends or not, in the real world you have to worry about your livelihood and family first and foremost.... flat out, your product is not getting it done on the field. Talent or not, these guys don't play as a cohesive unit on D"

^^^^^^ that guy is a former player.., maybe he knows a little something too lol

UMike

4-Star Safety Dravon Henry released his top and Miami is in it. Says he will visit all 5. Louisville, PITT, West Virginia and Maryland are also there.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/miami/football/recruiting/player-Dravon-Henry-142201

UMike

^^^^ top 5

TJL

So they let Winston formulate a defense for a year..now that the DNA matches and since he has never gave a previous statement he can just say it was consensual and its a "he said-she said" situation with no other evidence. He will have witnesses coming out of the woodwork at this point.

pbcfrcane13

Umike the problem with comparing what Winston said and Spence and futch is that futch and Spence were coached and played under and his scheme. Winston is just watching and guessing. The real question with 5 nfl talented players our d was 17 in scoring.....with as of right now no nfl talent our d is poop. Also what I want to know is why was our d so much better. Talent, schedule played, scheme change? Very curious.

dj moonbat

Jordan Futch's aptitude as a defender is so strong that he's becoming a police officer.

pbcfrcane13

Sorry we have one and that's Perryman.

UMike

Of course Spence and Futch are going to say good things lol...And if it is the talent, or lack thereof, that is still the coaches fault lol..I mean how long can you say "we dont have talent"..when its guys you brought in lol..or at least a good amount are. Like I said..I know and agree we need more talent on D...BUT, we have enough talent to not allow every QB and RB to have a career day against us. Since Golden took over they have brought in 12 guys on D rated 4-Stars or higher..unfortunately non were DT's lol..Miami missed big time on DT's last year and in the last 3-4 years..that is on the coaches. I know the NCAA..yea yea yea...but we were able to get explosive offensive players just fine while the NCAA mess was going on. The DT talent/depth has been low for a while now and has only been addressed in this class (although if we lose Valentine then the trend would continue)...that is on the coaches. Seems like some people (not saying you) hope to have a D loaded with 5-Star guys so the coaches dont have to coach lol

UMike

Since 2011 (Goldens first class), FSU has brought in 7 DT's rated 4-Stars or higher. They filled their void, we haven't.

pbcfrcane13

Why would they have to say good things? Former players aren't just the ones who played under them.

dj moonbat

Since 2011 (Goldens first class), FSU has brought in 7 DT's rated 4-Stars or higher. They filled their void, we haven't.

Posted by: UMike | November 21, 2013 at 08:12 AM


Which is interesting. FSU's DL is certainly good, but with that kind of depth I would expect something scarier.

UMike

2009 was the last class to have a DT ranked 4-Stars or better and that was Luther Robinson lol

UMike

dj..a few of those DT's are freshman..I'm just pointing out that they went and got talent at places they needed, and the one big place we need it, we havent.

UMike

pbc...that was their coach, I would think they would have good things to say since there is a personal relationship there. I mean.. I could be wrong obviously, but just because 2 former players say the scheme is fine, doesnt mean they are right lol

UMike

Here are the DT's we have brought in since 2011

2011
Corey King - 2 Star
Darius Smith - 0 Star

2012
Jacoby Briscoe - 3 Star
Dequan Ivery - 3 Star
Earl Moore - 3 Star

2013
None

LB

"A scheme that takes 5 years = we have no idea what the eff we are doing and it will take us some time to get half a clue."

It took D'Onofrio five years to pitch a shutout at Temple.

He has yet to have one at UM.

Eff the stars.

Va. Tech and Boise State rarely gets one of the lauded prospects, and they're annual contenders and bowl teams. More often than not, they've got 10 wins+.

Coaching. Again, D'Onofrio's history DOES NOT LIE.

Fire him. Today. Else you'll be waiting another two years for a shutout while losing meaningful conference teams and watching Duke and Va. Tech represent in Charlotte.

Count me out of that group.

pbcfrcane13

Well no offense but I think they would know better than us. Not saying he doesn't desrve blame cause he does, but to say there isn't more to this issue than coaching your wrong. They recruited these players well from soph down. The juniors/red shirt soph imo don't count. Why because he started recruiting in December. So really to blame this on recruiting is wrong. Our best d players are soph or younger. Howard Jenkins bush McCord aqm. Again and maybe I will ill look into why the d has dropped so far.

UMike

I also think those 2011 results are a little flawed lol.. We didnt play anyone that year...we gave up 32 in the opener to Maryland, but the beat an very overratted OSU team without Miller or Pryor 24-6. We then gave up 28 to KState (before their good year), followed by a 45-14 win against Bethune Cookman. We then gave up 38 and 24 to VT and UNC, but did manage a good 24-7 win against GT which we immediately followed with a 21-28 loss to UVA. We gave up 14 to a bad Duke team and then gave up 23 to FSU. Then finished with a 6-3 against a very very bad USF team and a 17-24 loss to BC.

We didnt play any elite or really good teams that year, so we didn't get exposed as bad. And the teams we kept to low scores were really bad teams..minus GT.

Once we got into 2012 you could see the real truth. We gave up 31 to BC in the first game. and then got blown out 52-10 by K-Sate. We then gave up 36, 37 & 41. So you can almost say the 2011 results were a bit of a fluke. lol

pbcfrcane13

Ok but that's my point you have to look at everything last year we played those teams with nothing but boys out there. I mean you had pretty much your whole d with soph freshman. Look all our top players on this team is from al first true recruiting class and last year. That gives me hope that something is going right. We all love butch. How long did it take butch to build UM? When butch started everybody hated him till he won. I don't know if golden is butch or Ron zook. What I do know is I give a coach 5 years before you cut the cord. That gives a coach time to have his first full recruiting class as seniors and have depth behind it

UMike

pbc..maybe the know better than us..but they also played a very week schedule that year and we werent exposed like we have been the last 2 years. I know he came in Dec..but we have either no commits or a couple..so that class is all Golden.

Anthony Chickillo
Thomas Finnie
Jalen Grimble
Eddie Johnson
Antonio Kinard
Gionni Paul
Denzel Perryman
Olsen Pierre
Ricardo Williams
Thurston Armbrister
Corey King
Darius Smith

Whatever amount of time he had..those are all Goldens kids. Obviously most have left the team already. I am not trying to blame recruiting really..jus pointing out that if the coaches (and former players) blame the players...well their blaming players they picked lol

On defense....

Kelvin Cain
Tyrone Cornelius
James Gaines
Kacy Rodgers
Shayon Green
A.J. Highsmith
Curtis Porter
Luther Robinson

Those are Randy guys.....everyone else is Golden's and his staffs. So if you want to blame the lack of talent, they only have themselves to blame.

UMike

pbc...Butch also changed DC's in 1999 lol

UMike

pbc..I agree 5 years is about right...and I am a Golden supporter and I do think he is bringing in talent..BUT...we have enough talent right NOW, to be better on D. Not all world D...but better.

LA3

Forget 2011!.....6-6.
Lost to MD, K St, Va Tech, UVA, FSU, BC…..

12 guys on Def side of ball are still here.
DEF STAFF is the SAME!

I will point out...
44 Johnson, Eddie Linebacker 6-1/230 FR
36 Paul, Gionni Linebacker 6-0/230 FR
are G O N E.

13 Armbrister, Thurston DB 6-3/195 FR
22 Rodgers, Kacy Defensive Back 6-2/200 SO
30 Highsmith, A.J. Defensive Back 0 /195 RS SO
39 Cornileus, Tyrone Defensive Back 6-2/195 SO
51 Green, Shayon Defensive Line 6-3/255 RS SO
52 Perryman, Denzel Linebacker 6-0/217 FR
59 Gaines, James Linebacker 6-3/220 SO
71 Chickillo, Anthony Defensive Line 6-4/248 FR
91 Pierre, Olsen Defensive End 6-4/265 FR
92 Grimble, Jalen Defensive Line 6-2/280 FR
93 Robinson, Luther Defensive Line 6-3/295 RS SO
94 Cain, Kelvin Linebacker 6-3/230 SO
96 Porter, Curtis Defensive Line 6-1/300 SO

You can say what you want.....
Big AL and DNO have had guys in the system and LB's listed above should know it inside and out. They should have everyone else in the right place and right shift called.
2013 starting D line and LB should be from list above. Then that means our front 7 would have had several years in system!!!!
THAT SHOW ME MUCH MORE than #17 BS ranking...

How many coaches would love to have starting front 7 playing together for several years?

LA3

I will also BET the HOUSE on....
2011 Def played the same scheme and blitz as 2010 because DNO did not want to mess with the system much.
He LET PLAYERS PLAY!!!!
Since then he has screwed with almost everything... And the 2011 guys have no clue what is being called TODAY or
what DNO is doing.
Are you going to tell me the DNO and DEF has not changed any since 2011?
BS Brother BS. And it has changed for the worse.

UMike

Good post from a bloggr at CIS..while I like it..I only agree if D-No is let go lol...

"Are you prepared for the rebuild to take 5 years?

Perhaps an elite coach like Saban would've had this thing rolling in year 2 or 3, but this is the hand we were dealt. It took Butch 6 years. I'm not comparing Golden or his situation to Butch (although there are some parallels). I'm just saying that regardless of the confluence of circumstances, it took 6 years.

I don't think we're contenders next year (unless Olsen wins the job and balls out like Johnny Football or something), but I think we'll be at that level in 2015 and definitely 2016 if Golden continues to recruit well.

I think the offense is going to thrive. There's just too much talent coming in, including probably the best O-line haul in the country. The wealth of playmakers on offense alone will keep the program from bottoming out.

Whether or not you find that acceptable, are you emotionally prepared for it? Because that's what's staring us in the face. "

CaneRock

As far as recruiting, we need to tweak our approach...we need to diversify what our prototype is. Way I look at it, just because a kids a good Safety in HS, doesn't mean He'll be a good safety in College. If you look at the 2 best Safeties we've had at Miami, you'll see that they were either A) great RBs in HS (ST26), or B), they were great RBs AFTER they got an INT (Reed). Maybe we give the Powell kid a look-see at Safety?

And if that kid from WF (Whitlock) taught us anything, it's that size don't mean $HIT! Now I'm not saying we go after every 5'10",250LB NT in America, but there's a reason that kid caused HAVOC! in our backfield when we played em'.

Ohio_Cane

The ship jumping I've seen from numerous places on the internet cracks me the hell up.

What seems like 75% of fans are predicting us to lose to 2-8 UVA. LOL, good lord.

herbieibis

It Took Butch 6 years but half those years we under probation & loss of ships, so I can see why it took him longer. What's the excuse about not addressing the DT tackle position? Comparing schedules from the last couple of years, aside from FSU and a broken down Flo. team who have we played this year, who is actually tough? This schedule was built for us to be at worse 11-1 or 10-2. No way with all these Shannon hold overs and the guys that have played on this defense the last 2 to 3 years, we should be this bad. I say chunk Shannon's boys, quit worrying about the gratitude to the Srs. and put the young guys on the field and start worrying about next year. My front 4 on Dee would be:
Move Chick to tackle, where he doesn't get exposed, Pierre would be the other tackle, McCord And Mo to ends. Perryman, Kirby And flip a coin from those other leftovers to start along side them. Jenkins, Bush, Howard & Gunter in secondary. Not much tackling ability at the DB position but let them learn the hard way. Let them get beat up and run over maybe they'll grow a set. I'd have Figs at the other Lb spot but he's injuried and that's if we run a 4-3. We wouldn't have much size up front but we should be quicker and a little more talented and it couldn't be much worse than it is now.

Ohio_Cane

Edgerrin James will be Honorary Captain Saturday.

Canes def winning now!

VA Cane

It is a problem of coaching and players.....both.

I repect Futch and Spence they were good players....nothing more. It's not like I need them to tell me the problem, I see the problem. Perhaps Ed Reed or Ray Lewis would possibly have a little better take on the situation......I would say they know a little more than 2 very average players. JMO

The Dude

WW, what happened to Nashville?

WWIN

WW, what happened to Nashville?

Posted by: The Dude | November 21, 2013 at 01:06 PM

I moved to the Show Me State!

I'm tired of Slogans, I only want to see ACTIONS from here on out!!!!!!

UMike

Ariz tweeted that LSU has a good shot at Landing JoJo Robinson as a DB. He also said 2015 MWN CB DeAndre baker is currently a Clemson lean.

CaneRock

Barry Jackson:

### Listening to Al Golden, you’re left with the feeling that Ryan Williams will be the favorite to start at quarterback entering next season. But Golden made clear that Kevin Olsen will have a chance to win the job.

Offensive coordinator James Coley said Williams is “throwing the ball really well” and has performed very well in practice. He also said Olsen’s throwing has improved.

Stephen Morris, who makes his final home start on Saturday against Virginia, reminded reporters this week that "I'm 0-3 against Virginia. That's the only thing I ever think about when you talk about Virginia. That's something I'm not proud of, something I want to fix." But Morris was very efficient against the Cavaliers last year (three TDs, no picks) before UM's defense squandered a late lead.

### Four-star quarterback Brad Kaaya remains orally committed to UM --- his mother reiterated that in a tweet last month ---- but one of his teammates at Chaminade High in West Hills, Cal., said recently he’s going to try hard to flip Kaaya to UCLA, which has offered him.

"I'm trying," Joseph McIntosh told Rivals.com. "He was really excited when he got the UCLA offer. When I saw him, I congratulated him. He just smiled and was really excited."

UM badly needs to hold on to Kaaya. And though Kaaya has said nothing to give UM reason for concern, it would be understandable for UM to remain a tad nervous until signing day, because both of the major hometown schools (USC and UCLA) have offered him.

UMike

Ariz also said Miami is not currently recruiting JoJo Robinson. I really hoped he would be a part of this class.

2002nemo

I'm tired of Slogans, I only want to see ACTIONS from here on out!!!!!!

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | November 21, 2013 at 01:49 PM

I think we ALL feel that way.

Go Canes

herb they've tried to address the DT position.

Remember last season they lost a kid to UF and they "lost" Keith Bryant to FSU after he had committed here, though he failed to qualify so there is no way he would have made it in here.

IMO elite defensive tackles are much more coveted and heatedly recruited than a DB, linebacker or even QB and RB.

With what was happening with the NCAA here did you expect us to get any game changing players at that coveted positon?

Don't think it's a coincidence that without that stigma we have now have three very highly rated players committed at that position.

This thing is going to take time no matter who the coordinator is.

LB

Since folks are talking about recruiting, I'll do what I can and pitch in to the future:

- At least two freshmen should contribute immediately in 2014 on the defensive line alone. I have no idea about names or stars, but I'd even lay money on one of them to start by week 3.
- Safety depth is going to be weak. Two of them graduate.
- I'm not worried about offensive line, but UM desperately needs another gamebreaking back or two. Don't forget about Hagens graduating.
- Williams will transition well, letting Olsen and the new guys scrap for #2.
- I guess #Sutrel is busting up.

laquinton

LB,

two safety's graduating. I'm not gonna lie I will be happier than ever once Highsmith and Rodgers 2 get off the team

trianglecane

we are back when freshmen stop coming in and starting.

VA Cane

Kaaya I think will end up pulling the plug. UM is a long way from home, UCLA has done well and USC has turned things around at least temporarily.

Why would you want to put your future in the hands of poor offensive and defensive schemes and end up unsatisfied? Why come that far to be disappointed? The shine has really come off of the program since 03 it has a lot of built up tarnish. Somebody got the silver polish out and started cleaning it up....but 3 weeks ago that silver polish was so old that it is dry and useless.....so there is still tarnish on the program.

With all the stuff that has gone on since FSU.....would you still come here? That's a lot for a kid to think about. Got to put it out there....

trianglecane

Heck yeah I would come here. Especially if I was confident and 18. I personally feel like i could throw UM on my shoulders and drag it to the top.

GO CANES!!

VA Cane

I hope that is the outlook the kid has but if he does not it would certainly be understandable.

SOUP

MIAMI HURRICANES ACC INJURY REPORT
WEEK 11 – VIRGINIA

Out

Phillip Dorsett – lower extremity

Artie Burns – lower extremity

Alex Figueroa – upper extremity

Surgery/Out for Season

Randy “Duke” Johnson – lower extremity

Hunter Knighton – lower extremity

SOUP

I'm not gonna lie I will be happier than ever once Highsmith and Rodgers 2 get off the team

Posted by: laquinton | November 21, 2013 at 03:25 PM

This.

SOUP

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orange 'n green in the vein

Hurricanes have their hands full tonight, UCF has size and can matchup well at every spot on the floor, they'll have to get hot in the 2nd half and win a street fight tonight.

I think their best five right now is Reed, Adams, Kelly, Kirk and Jekiri but Reed is hobbled with an ankle problem, there's no true point guard in that lineup, and Kelly is the best back to the basket post player at the small forward spot in that five. They need Jekiri to develop a go to move down low he can work off of and a still need that true point guard who create open looks for his teammates off the dribble.

roachcane77

Well, I'm disappointed that we're apparently continuing down our spiral of mediocrity as far as our D goes. While we might "eek" out a victory over a hapless UVA… dominating and spanking teams like this is just no longer in the cards. We really are a "career high" offensive day for so many schools, and it sucks to know that they're licking their chops when they see us coming up on their schedule. That is NOT the U brand that we have all come to love.

As I've speculated on numerous occasions, our coaching staff will remain intact for a good 3 years minimum, (and apparently those in the "program" are mirroring that speculation). No big surprise really…

The PROBLEM is, as others on this blog have stated so eloquently, while some recruits see a weak program that they can help rise back up with immediate playing time, I believe the truly "top" 4 and 5 star recruits see too many flaws in the coaching here to take the chance on their college careers by coming to this clusterf#*k of a system.

While there could be plenty of "other" reasons affecting a player like Brad Kaaya's decision to come here, the impact of our putrid effort on D the last few weeks should not be ignored. (Why come to a place where the coaches can't even figure out how to beat 2nd tier teams fielding clearly inferior talent to ours?)

I'm spitting out the Kool-Aide.

I wish I could buy into the system, and I would LOVE to be proven wrong, but I'll just set my expectations WAY LOWER, not get my hopes up, and watch the remaining games with no passion. (Kind of how our defense is taught to play.)

KYcane

Soupster, did the eagle ever make it over to you?

Montreal-Cane

OGV it's painful to Watch. Lecomte is strugling to say the least.

SOUP

Soupster, did the eagle ever make it over to you?

Posted by: KYcane | November 21, 2013 at 08:16 PM

YES, I meant to tell U that the eagle has landed.

Thank U!

Montreal-Cane

Canes lost to UCF they did everything to lose this Game. Lecomte didn't score a point.
Final UCF 63 Miami 58

Montreal-Cane

OGV do you think Corn Elder will be better than Lecomte?

WWIN

Dear coaching staff,

Do whatever it takes to keep Trayone Gray!!! Don't let him slip away

WWIN

OGV do you think Corn Elder will be better than Lecomte?

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | November 21, 2013 at 09:06 PM

That's a question for me, and the answer is yes!!! Lol

Montreal-Cane

Posts of the day:

Talking about Brad Kaaya... Heck yeah I would come here. Especially if I was confident and 18. I personally feel like i could throw UM on my shoulders and drag it to the top.

GO CANES!!

Posted by: trianglecane | November 21, 2013 at 04:13 PM

we are back when freshmen stop coming in and starting.

Posted by: trianglecane | November 21, 2013 at 03:46 PM

Triangle i agree 100%... post here more often...

Brad Kaaya is coming to UM no matter what...He knows what's coming and the weapons he will have on offense. I am in contact with one person really really close to the situation and stop believing in the BS
rumors...The 2014 recruiting class is amazing...

SOUP

Anybody watching UFC football vs Runtgers?

UCF 28 - Runtgers 14 at the half.

SOUP

KNOCK THREE TIMES ON THE CEILING IF U WANT ME:

Robb Smith joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for his first season with the team in 2013, where he will coach the linebackers.

Smith comes to Tampa Bay with 14 years of collegiate coaching experience, having most recently worked for four seasons (2009-12) at Rutgers University in various capacities, including three seasons under Head Coach Greg Schiano.

While with Rutgers, Smith worked as the defensive coordinator/secondary coach (2012), special teams coordinator and linebackers coach (2011), special teams coordinator/cornerbacks coach (2010) and special teams coordinator/outside linebackers coach (2009). In his only year as the defensive coordinator, Smith continued Schiano’s efforts in making Rutgers one of the best defenses in college football. In 2012, the Scarlet Knights ranked fourth in the nation in points allowed per game (14.2), sixth in rush yards allowed per game (95.2) and 10th in total defense (311.6 yards per game). Smith also helped Rutgers LB Khaseem Greene become an All-American.

Under Smith’s guidance, Rutgers became one of the best special teams units in college football. In his four years with the team, they ranked in the top 10 in blocked punts each year: tied for first in 2012 (8), tied for second in 2011 (9), first in 2010 (9) and tied for eighth in 2009 (5). While Smith was at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights led the nation with 31 blocked punts. They were also one of the best in the nation in punt and kick returns for touchdowns, ranking tied for fifth in punt return touchdowns (5) and tied for ninth in kick return touchdowns (4). Their nine combined special teams touchdowns are tied for the fifth-most in the NCAA during that time.

Before coming to Rutgers, Smith worked at the University of Maine as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator (2006-08), special teams/linebackers coach (2005) and defensive backs coach (2002-04). Under Smith, Maine boasted one of the top defenses in the FCS, highlighted by the 2006 team that ranked first in rush defense, second in total defense, third in sacks and fourth in scoring defense.

SOUP

TWICE ON THE PIPE IF THE ANSWER IS NO?

Old Skool

In other news ....
Jose Canseco pulled over.
Found with diaper wearing goats in the car

Now we know where the Baaaa in Bash Brothers came from

KYcane

Soupster, did the eagle ever make it over to you?
Posted by: KYcane | November 21, 2013 at 08:16 PM

YES, I meant to tell U that the eagle has landed.

Thank U!
Posted by: SOUP | November 21, 2013 at 09:03 PM

No problem..I can tell by my inbox that you have been busy

KYcane


http://www.pageqsports.com/2013/11/miamis-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations/

SOUP

No problem..I can tell by my inbox that you have been busy

Posted by: KYcane | November 21, 2013 at 09:56 PM

;-)

Ohio_Cane


Dear coaching staff,

Do whatever it takes to keep Trayone Gray!!! Don't let him slip away

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | November 21, 2013 at 09:15 PM
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They ARE.

Canesteelers

Soup great job and the article on pageqsports is 100% accurate. It is time to show improvement and accountability. I would love to hear the opinions of opposing coaches on how they feel about game planning against the Canes.

CaneRock

Stuckey to Auburn.

CaneRock

The staff needs to get Erik Swoope out for the football team next year, kid has a football body.

WWIN

we are back when freshmen stop coming in and starting. 

Posted by: trianglecane | November 21, 2013 at 03:46 PM

Well that means this season! Lol

You can kinda say Stacey Coley starts but he would start for a lot of teams. On the flip side, the majority of the good recruits don't want to come to your school without the possibility of starting or getting meaningful playing time, this ain't the old days. So the recruits that come in and ride the pine are not the recruits you would probably want.

The Dude

Okay WW, that's good stuff. Good stuff by many 'round here. Best website in the world. I think about it, this site stays open on my cpu and is never turned off. I am always reading this site. I have canespace fever! Have for many years, and hopefully many more! Keep up the good work everyone.

Hassan

soup it ate my comment

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