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December 26, 2013

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Old Skool

KY, Raize, Longtime and Soup
It was a great afternoon.
Good times and good company.


UpNorthCane27

Lets goooo, UPNORTH Reporting for duty also!!!!

ITS GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE, I SAID ITS GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!!!

C A N E S CANES!!!

Account Deleted

Longtime..it was a pleasure to meet you and your family.


Posted by: KYcane | December 28, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Glad we could get together! It's all about the U

KYcane

Longtime..it was a pleasure to meet you and your family.


Ohio_Cane

Gameday!! Ohio present and ready for duty, SIR!

SOUP

Terrance/Rob...check email.

dj moonbat

It's hard to believe, that Morris, Harris and Wright are in the top 10 all time in passing yds at the "U" and yet we have basically stunk during their tenures as starting QBs.

Posted by: herbieibis | December 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM


It's not so hard for me to believe in Harris's and Morris's cases. Both Whipple and Fisch had a real fondness for going deep. But neither Olson nor Nix was particularly into the long ball, so it's tougher to figure out how Wright could be on there.

On the other hand, how many 4-year starters have there been at the U in the modern (pro-style offense) era? That extra year or two makes a big difference.

herbieibis

It's hard to believe, that Morris, Harris and Wright are in the top 10 all time in passing yds at the "U" and yet we have basically stunk during their tenures as starting QBs. There have been some 9-3 seasons sprinkled in but but if you look at the other names on that list those guys probably combined didn't lose 20 games. Of course they failed to mention how many INT's they chunked and of course our defensive talent has not been up to par, cough, cough!

herbieibis

Golden ain't going nowhere. He may be stupid for hanging on to DENO but the man can recruit a little bit and where else will his back yard be so fuitful.
It would be a killer if Wyche couldn't get in because Valentine may be in the same boat. Dam, why does this have to happen to the guys we really need.
Hope the Canes show out for all you lucky dogs going to the game and since it has been reported over and over that Deno has not much talent to work with on that side of the ball, I guess guys will see a lot of offensive fire works. Even though The Herb us us losing by 4, I hope all of us will be able to have some pleasurable thoughts on this blog later on, including my candid self!

Hassan

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20131227/russell-athletic-bowl-preview/?eref=sihp

Canes 41-Looserville 21 says me.

Go Canes

Another name I've seen people bring up is former Penn State player Al Golden, who is now at Miami.

I'm skeptical Golden would leave UM at this point for Penn State. He endured a lot of the heavy lifting after walking into a dumpster fire in Coral Gables with that Nevin Shapiro mess. And, now that he is stocking the program with his players and a loaded 2014 signing class, just as UM emerges from the dark clouds of the NCAA I wouldn't think Golden would want to walk back into a deeper NCAA scholarship hole and a heftier rebuilding job.

NativeCane

So, where's the drinking tailgate lot going to be Saturday?Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | December 27, 2013 at 03:30 PM

OGV, when did U start drinking, I thought U were a guzzler!

DemCanes!!!

Hassan

i found this on our new DT

http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2013/11/rutgers_recruiting_calvin_heurtelou_four-star_juco_dt_to_visit_rutgers_dec_13.html


445 bench and 575 squat, played mostly in a 4-3 but with his size he can def take on blockers in a 3-4 lineup.

Hassan


Hunnit

CGNC

TSully - I like your thinking!

Let's Do This

GO CANES

TonyCane

Today we see what a healthy Stephen Morris is capable of!

Terrance Sullivan

Gameday. Go Canes. Beat Louisville. 42-38 Miami.

nemo2002

Good morning!


I can't sleep.
I can't wait.
The 2014 season begins TONIGHT.


Go Canes!

VfB_Cane

Game day, at last!

j.w.

So you're saying we have a chance with those two recruits, Ohio? :) Thanks for the hard work, I saw your tweet earlier and was wondering what was going on.

SOUP

met up with soup and the gang at the pep rally for the game. Good times, great getting to meet fellow spacers!

Posted by: longtimecanefan | December 27, 2013 at 06:44 PM

Good meeting U too.

Go Canes

The Work 12-27
**Brad Kaaya had been holding out hope for a while that his school would allow him to graduate early, but he told me today that he will not be able to do so. The hold-up is a religion class that his school requires him to take. Kaaya is still solid to Miami regardless of him not being able to get in early, but this is a blow to his chances of starting as a true freshman. Kaaya will be in attendance for Miami's bowl game in Orlando against Louisville. I may sound like a broken record here, but he has yet to give me any indication that he is flipping from Miami despite other reports.

**Speaking of Brad Kaaya, he is pumped up about the possibility of playing with his teammate Brayden Lenius at the next level. I mentioned Lenius as a name on the radar a couple weeks ago and look for that offer to come next week after the dead period is over. Lenius is back in Canada right now for break, but look for him to visit Miami in January as well. I expect multiple big programs to pull the trigger with him as well so Miami won't be a lock for him. Having Kaaya on board is a huge deal with him though. The two have formed a great connection in their first season together. Lenius has incredible upside and becomes even more important depending on the qualifying status of Lockley and Griffin.

**Miami got a big boost to their recruiting class yesterday with the signing of Junior College defensive tackle Calvin Heurtelou, but it will come down to the wire with the other junior college commit, Michael Wyche. Wyche is currently struggling to qualify for Miami and the Canes have sent in an appeal for him. A class with Wyche and Heurtelou would go a long way to solving the issues on the defensive line, so hopefully for Miami they can get Wyche into school

**For weeks, we have heard that Dalvin Cook is FSU bound and nothing in the last few days has changed my prediction that he will wind up there. A Central teammate said this week that he thought Miami was where Cook would end up, but that's about the only pro-Miami thing I've heard with him in the last three weeks.

**A Carol City source told me that Trayone Gray is working his hardest to qualify at Miami. Last I was told, he had work to do on both his GPA and test scores so I'm afraid this sense of urgency might be coming a little too late and I have not realistically counted on Gray to be apart of this class, but he would be a massive addition as an elite playmaker with a 5-star body.

**We will be getting definitive word on Derrick Griffin within the coming days. Everything hinges on his ACT score that he took on December 13th. I know some people have wondered if he will get the scores back with enough time to enroll, but that will not be an issue. Miami does not begin second semester classes until January 13th. Griffin will be a true freshman at Miami if he qualifies.

**I checked on the status of Braxton Berrios' mid-foot injury that he suffered during his season and he told me he is "basically" 100%. Berrios will be competing in the Under Armour All-American game so hopefully the effects of that injury are not shown.

WWIN

Dear Nike,

If you are going to give us a 2 tone colored helmet at least make em look like the ones you made for Syracuse. Or is that smoke on their helmets too?

Ohio_Cane

UMike, yes that's why they're "committing" to FAU

UMike

SFHS Sports ‏@SFHSSports 2h
BREAKING: Roger Harriot resigned this morning as head coach at University School!!!

SFHS Sports ‏@SFHSSports 2h
Harriot has been offered a position on Charlie Partridge's staff at FAU but has not been officially hired. The process is underway.

UMike

Wasnt it posted earlier that the USchool coach was taking a position at FAU? Maybe they are following their coach... but I agree it wont stick lol

BigWindyCane1

In the long and proud history of Hurricane defenses! I have never heard the lack of talent as an excuse. I see a lot of talent on the Canes defensive side of the ball and they should play a lot better. These players are now primarily Golden recruits. Shannon is no longer an excuse. This last two years are the worse hurricanes defense ever, and they all played under D'No.

I held back from criticism of D'No because I like Golden. But D'No isn't getting it done.

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met up with soup and the gang at the pep rally for the game. Good times, great getting to meet fellow spacers!

BigWindyCane1

With all the turnover among defensive coaches at FAU and other good defensive assistants at other Florida universities (they all had higher ranked defenses regardless of the so-called lack of "talent"), it might be the right time to consider some upgrades on the Canes defensive coaching staff, starting with D'No himself.

Ohio_Cane

Well, Fair might, but not scarlett

Ohio_Cane

They won't sign there. End of story. But it's funny as hell

Ohio_Cane

Jordan Scarlett and Deonta Fair both committed to FAU today.

That's not a typo.

Go Canes

Jordan Scarlett to FAU?

Really???

Huh.

Ohio_Cane

This will go down as one of the funniest recruiting days ever. More to come.

orange 'n green in the vein

So, where's the drinking tailgate lot going to be Saturday?

dj moonbat

One guy we haven't really talked about since his commitment is TYRE Brady, the kid can flat out play man, just caught some highlights of his and kid will become a beast.

Posted by: UpNorthCane | December 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM


He looks like a guy who can probably put on 20 pounds without slowing down; just be a super-physical WR eating smaller DBs alive.

herbieibis

Could be that Ramon Minor could be our next LB. Loves the "U" growing up and still does.

BigWindyCane1

Harriot is taking a position with FAU. That is good news for UM

Ohio_Cane

Roger Harriot resigned from USchool. Wow

Ohio_Cane

Golden did not limit EE's to 8.

He said, "I don't know, Manny. It's still evolving. I would say safely, 8. It may grow depending on what transpires here."

That's more telling than just saying "I anticipate 8"

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 10s

VIDEO: #Hurricanes Jimmy Gaines, Nantambu Fentress, Walter Tucker sing Stand By Me http://youtu.be/_c6Pu236D-E

Ohio_Cane

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports 14s

Just watched Jimmy Gaines (along with Walter Tucker and Nantambu Fentress) sing "Stand By Me" during a luncheon. Well. #Canes

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 5m

Al Golden asked if his twitter handle is @goldenal during lunch. "I have no idea."

^^ LOLOL!!

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 3m

Golden: QB Stephen Morris is as healthy now as he was vs. Florida

Ohio_Cane

Hurns is wearing a boot??? "Bad, meet worse!" This could be catastrophic!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | December 27, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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Precautionary. He practiced all week.

UMike

Griffin isnt getting in, neither is Lockley. Happens every year sadly. I didnt know to count the JUCO's or not.

Ohio_Cane

Early Enrollees List ( “+” Indicates they signed FA and these are not definitive):

1. Berrios+,
2. Young+,
3. T. Harris+,
4. Yearby+,
5. Darling+,
6. Owens+,
7. McDermott+,
8. Powell+,
9. Wyche+,
10. Heurtelou+ (if it is true)
------------------------- (Signed FA)
11. Griffin (test score/qualifying),
12. Lockley (qualifying, doubt he is EE),
13. Kaaya (religion class, doubt he is EE)


This was posted on CIS

Sarasota 'cane

Hurns is wearing a boot??? "Bad, meet worse!" This could be catastrophic!

SOUP

Off to Orlando!

Go Canes

Amen!!

@osmattmurschel: Al Golden on recruiting: “We’re recruiting at a higher level right now. I can’t tell you how good it feels to recruit without handcuffs on.”

raizecane

yea..but Golden cant say those words exactly without hurting his players from pas classes lol.. but we know lol

Posted by: UMike | December 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM
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All those players need to do is look at the class rankings and can figure out that this class is shaping up to be better then the class they were in...... not rocket science, lol.

Ohio_Cane

Injured RB Duke Johnson plays coach for ‘Canes, gives update on recovery -

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2013/12/26/injured-rb-duke-johnson-plays-coach-for-canes-gives-update-on-recovery/

UMike

yea..but Golden cant say those words exactly without hurting his players from pas classes lol.. but we know lol

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 7m

Al Golden anticipates about eight January signees. Says this is probably his best recruiting class at #UM

Posted by: SOUP | December 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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Probably is not the right word. This IS his best class. And it's going to get better before Feb 3rd.

TonyCane

@Manny_Navarro: Al Golden anticipates about eight January signees. Says this is probably his best recruiting class at #UM

Posted by: Go Canes

This MUST be his best recruiting class since he got here. Anything less would be unacceptable.

UpNorthCane27

Those are the eight right there. BUT!!! not so fast my friend Al Golden said he "Anticipates". SO ima take that as in Al golden knows more then what he is sharing Lol.

yearby
young
McDermott
Harris
darling
Powell
Owens
Berrios

UMike

According to 247 McDermott, Kaaya, T. Harris and Mayes are EE's. I don;t think Kaaya is any more though.

UMike

The JUCO's dont count as EE's do they?

UMike

UpNorth..I have heard plenty of good things about Brady also.

UMike

SOUP.. I just dont think there is. If Golden knows about any surprises, I dont think he would of included them in that number. Cook is going to be an EE wherever he goes...does that give you guys hope? lol

UpNorthCane27

One guy we haven't really talked about since his commitment is TYRE Brady, the kid can flat out play man, just caught some highlights of his and kid will become a beast.

UpNorthCane27

Soup, Umike is just tryna troll us he knows theirs something up with those two guys and UM... Umike I see you my dude keep it close to the chest lol.

SOUP

Im sure its guys we already have and am just missing a couple

Posted by: UMike | December 27, 2013 at 11:38 AM

Of course they are. "Pleasant suprprises" simply do NOT happen in UMike's world now do they? U hang out with Yandle? LOL

UMike

Im sure its guys we already have and am just missing a couple

UpNorthCane27

okk so that is 6 right there with those guys... Wonder who the other 2 end up being... hmm cook? lane? maybe? loll

UMike

Yearby and Darling I think both are also, Powell as well.

UpNorthCane27

Ohio or Umike...

Who are the EE that we know of for sure?
I know Berrios, Young, and Owens are..

And could this mean that he has a few EE's up his sleeve?

Go Canes

@Manny_Navarro: Al Golden anticipates about eight January signees. Says this is probably his best recruiting class at #UM

raizecane

For those of you who dive (especially cave dive), please be smart about it. this story is sad and I know the area where it happened

http://news.yahoo.com/father-son-die-christmas-day-cave-dive-205100519--abc-news-topstories.html

SOUP

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 7m

Al Golden anticipates about eight January signees. Says this is probably his best recruiting class at #UM

SOUP

darren rovell ‏@darrenrovell 59m

Of course new Mariner @CupOfLoMo is on the cover of the Marlins 2014 calendar
pic.twitter.com/GYlyCfvSel (via @erikschuman)

NOW THAT IS TOO FUNNY!

SOUP

SMOKING CIGARETTES IS BANNED BUT:

The first batch of Denver businesses approved to sell recreational marijuana are getting their licenses.

The city is giving out licenses to the owners of 42 medical marijuana shops and growers Friday.

Denver is one of 19 municipalities and seven counties in Colorado that will allow retail sales of recreational pot to those 21 and older under voter-approved Amendment 64.

Only existing medical marijuana businesses in Denver are now allowed to make the transition to recreational sales. Of the 42 approved so far, eight are retail shops, 30 are growers and four are infused product manufacturers.

raizecane


Raize...me too, as soon as I shake this birthday hangover? LOL

Posted by: SOUP | December 27, 2013 at 10:55 AM

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press on my man.....press on. Hair of the dog has never failed me,

SOUP

Raize...me too, as soon as I shake this birthday hangover? LOL

SOUP

CANES all day hermano

Posted by: UpNorthCane | December 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Si mi hermano!

raizecane

Soup - Looking forward to this afternoon / evening.

SOUP

Yandle...I know U are reading this so just take a step back, take a deep breath and RELAX. Your anxiety level is not healthy my friend. Join us for the Canespace tailgate at the RAB game and U will feel MUCH better! Trust me?

GO CANES, BEAT THE CARDS!!!

UpNorthCane27

Soup, Maybe Chad Thomas can make that sample into a nice song for us lol...

Either way Soup you know and I know whats going down tomorrow. CANES all day hermano

UMike

With the holidays and moving and all this stuff going on, I didn't even realize how close the bowl game was.. cant believe its already here. Would be nice to finish a 10 win season and finish in the polls.

SOUP

Loservville's Bridgewater is falling down, falling down, falling down, Loservilles bridgewater is falling down!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | December 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM

There IT is right there.

UpNorthCane27

Yea I remember you saying something like that.. And pathetic might be an understatement lol, but yea definitely weak. IT's crazy how we considered our schedule vanilla but compared to loservilles it's not that vanilla at all

Old Skool

I doubt Chad is wavering about his commitment if he's serious about his music. There are very few football schools with as fine a music program as UM's

Going to Alabama could enable him to get training in banjo and Jew's Harp, but jazz and classical piano .... I don't think so.

UMike

UpNorth..I said earlier in the season that Louisville might play for a title because they wouldnt lose... I didnt expect UCF to be good this year. The had a pathetic schedule.

UpNorthCane27

Louisville Schedule

Sep. 1 Ohio W 49-7
Sep. 7 Eastern Kentucky W 44-7
Sep. 14 at Kentucky W 27-13
Sep. 21 Florida Int'l W 72-0
Oct. 5 at Temple W 30-7
Oct. 10 Rutgers W 24-10
Oct. 18 UCF L 35-38
Oct. 26 at South Florida W 34-3
Nov. 8 at Connecticut W 31-10
Nov. 16 Houston W 20-13
Nov. 23 Memphis W 24-17
Dec. 5 at Cincinnati W 31-24
Dec. 28 Miami-FL 6:45pm

VS

Miami Schedule

Date Opponent Result
Aug. 30 Florida Atlantic W 34-6
Sep. 7 Florida W 21-16
Sep. 21 SAVANNAH ST W 77-7
Sep. 28 at South Florida W 49-21
Oct. 5 Georgia Tech W 45-30
Oct. 17 at North Carolina W 27-23
Oct. 26 Wake Forest W 24-21
Nov. 2 at Florida State L 14-41
Nov. 9 Virginia Tech L 24-42
Nov. 16 at Duke L 30-48
Nov. 23 Virginia W 45-26
Nov. 29 at Pittsburgh W 41-31
Dec. 28 at Louisville 6:45pm


Soooo if we had a vanilla schedule, what does that make Loserville's schedule? These dudes are in for a long night pls believe that!!!

Look at what happened to Loserville vs a Florida based team in UCF.. We gonna be in there like swimwear.....

Doesn't the lil song go something like.....

Loservville's Bridgewater is falling down, falling down, falling down, Loservilles bridgewater is falling down!!!

UMike

UpNorth..ok maybe not BTW..but I bet they would score lol... I do think Louisville is overrated, but TB is not and if we cannot get pressure it will be a long day. You know our DB's will be 10 yards back on 3rd and 5 lol.. AND will backpedal before the snap lol....If Morris is efficient and we can put together some drives and keep our D off the field we will be good. I think Coley and the return game will be very important.

UpNorthCane27

LMAO cmon umike BTW? that was too funny man...

It's going to be fun and our boys will be laying some cardinals out... Hopefully Dno doesn't have use sitting 10 yards back still lol.

UMike

Go Canes, yea, we have brought in a lot of offensive and secondary guys, hardly any lineman and LB's. I think at least some of it has to do with us being so bad on D. Only certain kids want to come and and change it, some want to play on a D that is already good. This class is addressing a lot of those issue, although probably a year late.

Go Canes

Most interesting part of your ranking posts UMike is out of all the "4-5 Star" talent we brought in over the last two seasons, only three were defensive lineman.

That says a lot about demand for those players and the resons behind a lot of our defensive shortcomings this season and last.

Muhammad and McCord are really developing. We just need 8-9 more like them.

UMike

UpNorth... maybe a little nuts lol.. I think we can win, I just don't see how we only hold them to 17.. not a chance lol. BTW would score 17 on Miami lol

UpNorthCane27

LEts gooooo fellas were a day away from whooping on some cardinal ass!!!

I cant wait to see Hurtt's face on my 60" ima go off on that fat F***.

UM wins and wins big!!!! 48-17!!! I know I know Umike im nuts but I believe it..

Ohio_Cane

Think the BCS was flawed? Ya, me too.

NIU was ranked #23 and lost to Utah State. Oh, and they were also 1 win away from playing in another BCS bowl. Ridiculous.

Ohio_Cane

@F5_Chad
I'm going to the 🙌, I'on know about you!!! #TouchMoney


Might be a shot at other local recruits?

Posted by: UMike | December 27, 2013 at 06:23 AM
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It was also speculated that it was in response to a Bleacher Report article naming him as one of the top recruits in the nation who are wavering on their committment.

Even though every time asked he's said something to the effect of "I'm going to take my visits cuz I've never left Miami, but I'm not going anywhere. I'm a Cane."

UMike

I know we joke about how Rivals lowers a kids star after he commits to Miami, but in this years class we have had a few risers. Chad Thomas rose from a 4-star to a 5-star. Brad Kaaya (who only had an offer from San Diego State at the time we offered) along with Brandon Powell rose from 3-star to 4 star status. D. Jackson went from a 2-star to a 4-star. Of course other players have dropped, but Miami really got on a few kids earl this year and may have found some gems.

UMike

Miami now has 10 Rivals250 commits...

#26 - Chad Thomas
#52 - Kc McDermott
#54 - Joseph Yearby
#102 - Anthony Moten
#146 - Trevor Darling
#189 - Brandon Powell
#194 - Brad Kaaya
#210 - Travonte Valentine
#212 - Reilly Gibbons
#248 - Kiy Hester

In 2013 Miami had 7 with...

#43 - Derrick Griffin (still not in)
#49 - Al-Quadin Muhammad
#111 - Stacy Coley
#157 - Cornelius Elder
#187 - Artie Burns
#200 - Kevin Olsen
#201 - Jermaine Grace
#238 - Jamal Carter

In 2012 when Miami took a much bigger class we had 8 with...

#13 - Tracy Howard
#30 - Duke Johnson
#83 - Deon Bush
#92 - Tyriq McCord
#94 - Raphael Kirby
#106 - Jelani Hamilton
#186 - Malcolm Lewis
#205 - Ereck Flowers

UMike

Current Class Rankings for Miami...

Rivals - 4th
ESPN - 3rd
Scout - 5th
247 Sports - 5th

UMike

@F5_Chad
I'm going to the 🙌, I'on know about you!!! #TouchMoney


Might be a shot at other local recruits?

UMike

Michael Wyche season highlights

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/488338/h...379?autoplay=1

UMike

According to ITU and a blogger on CIS, Miami is trying hard to flip TN commit LB Gavin Bryant...

http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Gavin-Bryant-148722

He is a 4-Star on ever service but Rivals.. must mean they know he is gonna flip haha jk jk

UMike

Brad Kaaya ‏@TrinidadBrad
✈Red eye to Orlando tommorow night to see this bowl game against Louisville!

TheIBIS


Yandle is taking himself WAY too seriously on Twitter ya think?

Posted by: SOUP | December 27, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Not just on twitter.Freet was much better than him. this is why he got the promotion.

Yandle sucks!

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