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December 03, 2013

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UMike

Hurns, Burns, Harris, Phillips...take that WWIM lol

UMike

After FSU and UF sent assistants to Cook for in-home visits, Golden went personally. 12/1 started the "contact period", so this is where the in-home visits start.

UMike

With less than a week before division champions compete for their conference titles Saturday, bowl scenarios for the University of Miami still focus on one of two likely games:

• The Chick-fil-A Bowl at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 in Atlanta against, perhaps, the Texas A&M Aggies (8-4) and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

• The Russell Athletic Bowl at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 28 in Orlando against, perhaps, the Louisville Cardinals (10-1) and Miami hometown quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

The first bowl destination for UM (9-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) in three years will depend on whether the ACC Championship game goes pretty much the way everyone except the Blue Devils expects it to go — with BCS No. 1 and 29-point favorite Florida State (12-0, 8-0) defeating No. 20 Duke (10-2, 6-2).

If FSU does get the expected victory and advances to the BCS National Championship on Jan. 6 in Pasadena, Calif., the Orange Bowl would likely select Clemson (10-2, 7-1) as the team to replace FSU — that is, if Clemson is eligible.

The Orange Bowl, which has an automatic tie-in with the ACC champion, could select any replacement for FSU if the Seminoles go to the BCS title game, as long as the replacement is ranked among the top 14 teams in the final BCS standings that come out Sunday.

Clemson is now BCS No.13.

Though the Orange Bowl would not be obligated to take Clemson, it likely would because of a longstanding relationship with the ACC that will contractually continue for the next 12 years.

An Alabama-Clemson game would be one possible scenario for the Jan. 3 Orange Bowl, though everything is contingent on this weekend.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/03/3793174/miami-hurricanes-plays-waiting.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

Golden also had an in-home visit with Trevor Darling last night

UMike

D. Jackson was offered by West Virginia yesterday and SEEMS to be open... I think he sticks with Miami.

UMike

From CIS & Rivals


Jordan Scarlett

2015 RB has a list of 25 early offers
-Miami, Florida, Florida State, UCF and Ohio State top 5
- says "It's a little important to me to stay in Florida, but at the end of the day if the better choice is go out of state that's what I'll have to do,"
- says he plans to take visits this spring and into the summer and that he's going to wait to announce until signing day of his senior year.
-recruited to Miami by Paul Williams
-says "I've been talking to him a lot," Scarlett said. "He talks about don't forget about them, that it's a good place, that it's home for me, stuff like that."
-says "It's a nice, strong program, they are definitely on their way back up to the top. They were top 10, had some injuries that hurt them. They should be great next year, have young guys and have more young guys coming in this year."
- says depth charts will play "a big role"
-says "I really want early playing time," "If I have to beat out one guy for my starting position that's not a problem, I just have to work hard. But being back on the depth chart, a lot of talent on the depth chart, I'd pick another school."

UMike

Devante Peete - Top 2015 WR from St. Thomas..

From Rivals/ Canesports:

- Had a good junior season of over 20 passes for 400 yards with 6 TDs.
- Most of the schools that have offered are in the SEC, along with FSU, UM, USC and WV.
- Miami is coming at him the hardest. FSU is on him too. Bama and OSU like him too.
- Miami coaches are reaching out to him via FB, making sure he is doing well in school and other topics they talk about.
- He attended the UM-UF game - he liked the game, liked it was a full house. "Miami came to play and made more plays to get the victory.
- He made a top 4 of Bama, FSu, Miami and OSU. He feels more comfortable with the UM staff
- Says the coaches love him. They always reach out to him. He had a great talk with them after the spring game and its been great from there.
- Now that the season is over for him he is turning his attention to recruiting and contact the schools that are showing interest in him.

UMike

Brandon Parker ‏@brandoncparker 20h
McNamara OL Damian Prince tells me he'll take his final 3 visits to South Carolina, Miami & Florida in Jan. #allmets #Terps #Gators #Noles

SOUP

UMike...showing off and showing everybody else out? YUP! Nice work young man.

UMike

According to Rivals Miami is trying hard to flip 4-Star DE Davon Godchaux from LSU. Although he will visit, don' get your hopes up lol

UMike

Rivals is also saying McCray is "listening" to LSU, but we all knew that already.

UMike

Morning SOUPSTER

UMike

Miami's current class rankings

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

So we have a consensus top 5 class this year and it will only get better come Sunday.

UMike

K.C. McDermott - 5 Star (Scout)
Chad Thomas - 5 Star (Scout)
Joseph Yearby - 5 Star (Scout)
Trevor Darling - 4 Star
Anthony Moten - 4 Star
Brad Kaaya - 4 Star
Trent Harris - 4 Star (everywhere but Rivals)
Nigel Bethel II - 4 Star (Rivals & ESPN)
Reilly Gibbons - 4 Star (Rivals & ESPN)
Darrell Langham - 4 Star (ESPN)
Brandon Powell - 4 Star (Rivals & ESPN)
Darrion Owens - 4 Star (ESPN)
Braxton Berrios - 4 Star (Rivals & ESPN)
Trayone Gray - 4 Star (ESPN)

That gives Miami 14 commits that are 4 or 5 star players according to at least 1 major recruiting service. Thats over half the class. Also, when we add Dixson Sunday, he will add to this list.

UMike

Also, Mike Smith and D. Jackson have been bouncing from 3 to 4 Star on different sites and could easily be added to that list.

UMike

Anyone here got an interest in buying a Hurricanes memorabilia set/lot? Things like a full size helmet autographed by he 2009 team, some signed 8x10's, signed footballs, concrete pieces from the OB in a frame, 2001 championship magazines an lots more. If so let me know.

LB

These are good things (the awards), tangible evidence that my premise is correct... Al Golden's vision is working, but the defense is holding him back.

Who the eff gave Seantrel votes? Susan? A last gasp (pun intended, think about it) before #Sutrel cracks before graduation. Flowers deserved the nod moreso than #77.

HawaiiCane

Now is Al Golden's chance! Hire back 'Coach O', Ed Orgeron, as our Defensive Coordinator!!!!

UMike

Orgeron is looking for ahead coaching job and will probably get one.

dj moonbat

Al Golden's vision is working, but the defense is holding him back.

Posted by: LB | December 03, 2013 at 08:23 AM


His diet's working, too. But the Cuban food is holding him back.

LB

I have more statistics for you, even more startling.

It's a long read, but it's absolutely worth your time. I'm bumping my previous post not for the sake of doing so, but for understanding.

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Previous post:

2011
Wins: 6
TFL: 73
Sacks: 24
Int's: 18
Games with 20+: 7
30+: 2
40+: 0
Shutouts: 0

2012
Wins: 7
TFL: 53
Sacks: 18
Int's: 11
Games with 20+: 8
30+: 7
40+: 4
Shutouts: 0

2013
Wins: 9
TFL: 59
Sacks: 28
Int's: 18
Games with 20+: 9
30+: 5
40+: 3
Shutouts: 0

The Good:
- Wins (+2)? Up.
- TFL (+6), Sacks (+10), and Int's (+7)? Up from 2012.
- Games in which the defense allowed 30+ points (-2)? Down.

The Questionable:
- Games in which the defense allowed 20+ points (+1)? Up from 2012.
- No shutouts.

The meaning?

- In 75% (24/36) of the total games under D'Onofrio, the defense has allowed AT LEAST 20 points.

- In 39% (14/36) of these games, the defense has allowed at least 30 points.

- In 19% (7/36), at least 40 points have been surrendered.

- Of the 12 teams the defense has given up 20 points or less, 3 are FCS teams.

- Of the 9 FBS teams held to under 20 points, the average win total is 5.44.

- Of the 9 FBS teams held to under 20 points, only four of them were conference opponents (the others being Ohio State, USF [2011], USF [2012], FAU, & Florida [2013]).

- Of the 9 FBS teams held to under 20 points, only two had winning records: N. Carolina- 2012, Ga. Tech- 2011.
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New Information

Even though the defense is improving in some statistics from 2012 (INT's, TFL's, sacks, and most importantly... wins), there is something buried underneath the surface that may make you question D'Onofrio lasting another day at UM.

Have you noticed that the defense seems to give up a lot of points to bad teams? It's easy to dismiss that as us being irritated, but there's more to it than that. In fact, this trend may be getting WORSE despite playing easier opponents.

Therefore, it was UM's opponents which roused my curiosity.

The statistics I focused upon were UM's opponent's wins, their total points, and their ranking in respect to the landscape of football.

The final statistic? Effectiveness. The opponents points average points scored - UM's points allowed vs. that opponent. It's a metric that produces a positive or negative. Simply put, it tells how UM did against a particular offense in accordance to other teams.

Note: I did not include FCS opponents (Savannah, Bethune) for rankings, wins, points, and the metric because it tells somewhat of a false tale.

2011
Preface: UM allowed 20.8 points per game. Sean Spence helped this a lot.

- UM faced opponents who averaged 6.6 wins a year. 7 of the 12 teams were "bowl eligible" (6 wins or higher).

- The average points scored of their opponents were 28, with a ranking of 66.

- The metric looks good, averaging +7.4 points against opponents.

- The defense fared worse than others against only 3/12 opponents: Maryland, Va. Tech, and Virginia. However, these were all conference opponents who ranked 93rd, 55th, and 92nd in points scored.

Summation: It's surprising UM did this well. The performances against Ga. Tech, K. State, and Duke were very solid. Ga. Tech was in fact, D'Onofrio's BEST game (as UM allowed 7 points against an average of 34.9 scored... +27.9).

2012
Preface: UM allowed 27.25 points a game, more than a touchdown worse than the year before. Young faces make this number understandable.

- UM faced opponents who averaged 7.2 wins a year. 8 of the 12 teams were "bowl eligible" (6 wins or higher).

- The average points scored of their opponents were 30.5, with a ranking of 59.8

- The metric is severely worse, averaging -2.2 points against opponents.

- The defense fared worse than others against 7/12 opponents: Boston College, Kansas State, Ga. Tech, N.C. State, Notre Dame, Virginia, and Duke. All save the Irish and the Wildcats were conference opponents. These were the 111th, 35th, 72nd, 77th, 95th, 46th and 10th best offenses.

Summation: Three BCS opponents makes for a tough year, but the offenses were only slightly better (up 2.1 points per game and 6.2 in ranking). Good outing vs. North Carolina (+22.6 vs. the 11th best offense). But when a defense struggles as demonstrated, the coordinator gets heat.

2013
Preface: In the year of "what might have been," UM allowed 26.25 points a game, a hair less than 2012. Did more experience help?

- UM faced opponents who averaged 6 wins a year. 7 of the 12 teams were "bowl eligible" (6 wins or higher), but FAU may not make a bowl. In short, it's an easier schedule.

- The average points scored of their opponents were 27.6, with a ranking of 76.7. Again, evidence of an easier schedule.

- The metric is better, but still negative: -.1.

- The defense fared worse than others against 6/12 opponents: USF, Wake, Va. Tech, Duke, Virginia, and Pitt. These were the 123rd, 117th, 97th, 41st, 111th, and 86th ranked offenses. All save USF were conference losses.

Summation: Though the metrics are better, take another look at that last statistic. Only half of those teams are bowl eligible. Not only were the 6 bad performances were against bad offenses, but they were also against conference opponents.

I conclude by my overriding premise: Al Golden's vision is working. There are more talented players and he's getting more out of them, as evidenced by the accolades and improved win totals.

Yet all statistics point that D'Onofrio's defense lowers UM's ceiling, and thus Al Golden's vision.

I rest my case.

LB

Soup, you have mail.

dj moonbat

Yet all statistics point that D'Onofrio's defense lowers UM's ceiling, and thus Al Golden's vision.

Posted by: LB | December 03, 2013 at 09:51 AM


But Al Golden BELIEVES in this defense. It's PART of his vision.

Ohio_Cane

Anyone here got an interest in buying a Hurricanes memorabilia set/lot? Things like a full size helmet autographed by he 2009 team, some signed 8x10's, signed footballs, concrete pieces from the OB in a frame, 2001 championship magazines an lots more. If so let me know.

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 08:15 AM
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Yes. Email me with a price you're looking to get out of it. Maybe we can work something out.

SinisterCane

Thank God AL doesn't have a vision for the offense

dj moonbat

Thank God AL doesn't have a vision for the offense

Posted by: SinisterCane | December 03, 2013 at 10:19 AM


True dat.

UMike

LB as the season went on offenses just adjusted based on film and our D got worse because we didnt make any adjustments lol

SinisterCane

Rumor Mill

Just passing info from another site:

Unknown player speaking out against NOFENSE

SinisterCane

Speaking of Offense the power formation the CANEZ ran against FSU in the first quarter is what AL should run next year especially with a UN-mobile RW

fmcane

Didn't get any response on this last night but lets try it again... just thought that for myself and others screaming that the d and specifically no'd is the probkem what are possible solutions? I came up with this http://www.49ers.com/team/coaches/Jim-Leavitt/5a3d7795-473a-4919-b2bf-174884765f4d

What y'all think of this guy were talkin experience credibility a proven track record and still radioactive as a head coach so attainable as a dc

SinisterCane

If NOFENSE comes back for the 14' season will you turn on AL?

hassan

I prefer an attack ing style D. I like to go down swinging, just my style. On O I.like to.be more conservative with the ball and let talent and speed win the day. I am glad we stayed pro style on O

UpNorthCane27

Fmcane I like Jim Leavitt and he does have a relationship with that Tampa area that can be helpful for our canes. Plus he's a mean ass dude and he will make this defense fly with anger and aggressiveness. which is evident by the way his linebackers play in San Fran. JG

laquinton

Upnorth, they were already playing like that but he does have Navarro Bowman playing just as good as Patrick Willis.

Coach O isn't a defensive coordinator he is a Dline coach and a better recruiter. .

Hoping this class sticks and we ad Davin Cook

UMike

Golden, Coley and Brown all visited Cook

UMike

Ariz in regards to Sony/Cook..

"I still think yes, with Cook being more likely than Sony. Last night was big with Cook and Miami gets the last crack at him on his OV. FSU feels very, very good about landing him"

UMike

Ariz on who might not make it in the class..

Gray - won't qualify

Rosier - have never felt like he was completely solid. Has not returned messages or calls in months and the coaches seen to give Kaaya a lot more love

Turner - not a high priority for Miami right now

Mayes - putting this as a possibility. The longer they go without picking up a safety, the more likely he sticks out of necessity

UMike

^^^^^ Losing Gray will hurt, I hope he can go prep and qualify... is an elite talent.

UpNorthCane27

Laquinton that's true about them playing like that but I do think Bowman and Willis have improved and become more n more dominant.. maybe its just because they are naturally talented or maybe it can also be because their Lb coach is good.


Here's a guy that I would love to give a shot and he's learned from the best..

http://www.patriots.com/team/coaches/pepper-johnson/aaf2f1de-52dd-4b93-a011-430ffb49a255

UMike

Ariz in regards to DL Corey Johnshon and Pelon...

Haven't heard much on Johnson. Sarkisian leaving Washington puts an interesting twist on things with Pelon because it looks like that's where he was headed. If he gets recruited by USC, that could be his spot. His visit here will tell us a lot.

UMike

Ariz on Griffin...

Coaches have continued to stay in contact with him daily which is a stark contrast from a couple months back, where there was not much if a shot at all. The problem is that Griffin is not in school, so literally everything hinges on his ACT score

UMike

Ariz regarding Kiy Hester...

Primary target for Miami at safety right now. Won't know much more until he visits. He's not doing interviews at the moment

UMike

Ariz when asked about a local player Miami i snot recruiting but should...

Michael Johnson - Safety from Champagnat

For three reasons

1) he's a legit top prospect at safety with size, speed, and ball skills. He will be 205 within the next year

2) huge position of need

3) as long as the coaching staff at Champagnat is there, they will have top D1 talent. Would be nice to start a pipeline there

UMike

Ariz regarding D. Jackson & Hester...

He has been adamant in the fact that he is still committed and told me last week that he will most likely be sticking because he wants to be close to his family. I also think that his definition of "committed" is different from our definition.


Yes, there is a legitimate shot with Kiy Hester. Something that could help Miami's chances is the fact that him and Courtel Jenkins are friends and played together last year at DePaul Catholic.

UMike

Ariz re: Valentine...

Never know for certain when transcripts and scores are involved, but the Champagnat coaches are very confident he will be OK

UMike

This from a poster at CIS...

Pete,

I'm hearing from a very prominent source in the Miami area who is around the situation regarding the recruitment of Dalvin Cook that Cook is basically paid for by FSU and he is just playing the game to cover his a**, by taking a visit and acting like he is unsure about where he will end up. Have you heard anything similar to this?

herbieibis

Bottom line, NOBODY IS GETTING BETTER WITH DENO AS DE-COORDINATOR, well maybe Perrymen. 2 honorable mention, all ACC picks, with 18 veteran players coming back from last year and out of three teams picked we had one. How Bush was even mentioned as honorable I don't know.
Easy Ed would be a great fit and the dude turned down being the highest paid asst. in America. Orgeron, like Shannon is not a major college head coach, maybe down in D-2, they would be good.

UpNorthCane27

If I'm a kid that gets paid why not just take the money and go to the school you really want to go too. If I'm a top notch recruit I'd make the coach give me the money no one else, that way there if I go down the coach goes down.

UpNorthCane27

Um should just pay Winston Moss whatever he wants to come Coach our Defense.

CaneRock

UMike, is CIS the "smoke" that you were talking about. Seems like that "smoke" got you confused dawg! LMAO!

Damn dawg, which one you gonna believe, THIS one:

Ariz in regards to Sony/Cook..

"I still think yes, with Cook being more likely than Sony. Last night was big with Cook and Miami gets the last crack at him on his OV. FSU feels very, very good about landing him"

Or THAT! one:

This from a poster at CIS...

Pete,

I'm hearing from a very prominent source in the Miami area who is around the situation regarding the recruitment of Dalvin Cook that Cook is basically paid for by FSU and he is just playing the game to cover his a**, by taking a visit and acting like he is unsure about where he will end up. Have you heard anything similar to this?

orange 'n green in the vein

Look. For the last time. If you want a new DC, you are essentially asking for the replacement of who used to be the youngest DC in FBS play, that would be the guy in the head coaches office. That being said, the correct answer to the problems is this guy;

http://www.bgsufalcons.com/coaches.aspx?rc=258&path=football

Bonus points for him being responsible for recruiting the west part of Florida for his program, which is where UM gets players from now because South Florida guys are streaming out of town to avoid the plague of unnecessary weight gain at UM and don't want to play for the worst defense in the ACC due to the worst coaching in the ACC on that side of the ball.

Huge, huge game in the ACC/big 10 challenge for the basketball team Wednesday. Tough new building to play in, but I think they can get away with a win if they can get inside with Kelly and go inside/outside on offense while shooting a decent percentage from behind the arc. I have faith in The Pimp to put the backhand beat-down on those corn loving yokels.

UMike

CR...that Ariz answer was to a broad question "Do you think we have a SHOT at either Sony or Cook"... so all he is saying is we have a shot...you can look around anywhere, not just CIS and you will find all the signs pointing to FSU...even the 247 "Crystal Ball" is at like 90% FSU lol... I am just posting info I find...the one comment wasnt from Ariz, just a poster..thought it was interesting. It is still MY opinion Cook ends up at FSU.

UMike

and CR....I never said I believe or agree with either of those statements, I was just passing it along. I once posted articles on Miamis improved D..doesnt mean I agreed haha

UMike

From CIS & Rivals...


Dalvin Cook: Meeting With Golden Helped Miami (Rivals)

-Cook is getting the full-court press from the Canes
-Got a late night visit on Monday from Golden, Coley and Hurlie Brown and is set for official visit to UM this weekend after his playoff game on Friday
-Will announce his final decision after state championship game because he's an EE
-Cook's family got an in-home visit early Monday evening from the coach while they waited for Dalvin to get home. Coaches returned at 10:30 pm to meet with Cook for an hour
-"It went well. We talked about everything. They told me how they really needed me over there."
-Asked if he has UM under serious consideration, Cook said, "Yeah, a lot. I'm giving them a good look."
-When asked how, he said "I got more of a feel with the coaches, how they approach things."
-Cook says what stuck out most was when Golden told him he can be a program changer: "That was very special to hear."
-Says he has UM, Florida, Florida State as his three finalists and reiterated he is still committed to UF.
-Cook says Coley's message was about the offense and how they use true freshman. He told Cook he can play right away
-Cook says Hurlie Brown tells him why he should stay home and make the U better.
-Won' put percentage on his commitment to Florida
-Says Yearby and Darling put bugs in his ear about playing for Miami

Link: http://miami.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1582779

Ohio_Cane

U guys should read some of the comments guys come up with regarding recruits. They're hilarious.

Like this one regarding Cook: "OMG. Please don't play games with us. A Duke, Yearby, Cook backfield is as explosive as a peter north facial. lol"

LOL!

j.w.

Morning folks! Great stuff, LB, really well reseawrched and written. It will take me some time to digest it all before I can even think of asking a question to ya.

CaneRock

-Cook says what stuck out most was when Golden told him he can be a program changer: "That was very special to hear."

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 12:21 PM

"Program changer"?
Where have I heard that before?
...hmmmmmmmm.

Canesteeler

If we play Louisville or Texas AM in bowl games, we would need to score 50-60 points to beat either team.

dj moonbat

I just don't see how it could possibly be in Dalvin Cook's interests to go to the same school as Yearby. Especially if both guys are going to be behind Duke Johnson for another year.

Don't get me wrong: I hope the coaches can convince the young man that it's a great plan, and somehow keep both of those guys satisfied with their number of touches. But that's not usually how these things work out.

Miami lacks depth at RB, sure. But there are positions on Miami's roster where there's not just no depth, but no quality at the top of the rotation. It's those positions where coaches should be trying to shoehorn another top-shelf player into the class, IMHO. It's better for the players AND the team.

laquinton

Canesteeler. Be honest. We play those teams it's gonna it's gonna be 2012 uw vs Baylor and then golden will have to fire d'no

laquinton

I know what you mean. They also have ahmad Brooks. . Who was recruited as the top linebacker by our very own coach golden

LB

"Like this one regarding Cook: "OMG. Please don't play games with us. A Duke, Yearby, Cook backfield is as explosive as a peter north facial."

That's hilarious.

Ohio_Cane

As much as I'll be called a homer (again) for this, I'm going to predict Dalvin Cook to flip to Miami, barring any cancellation of his visit to campus.

A lot of signs are pointing to us:

1. We get his last visit
2. His teammates/friends are committed and pushing UM
3. His brother is at UM on the basketball team
4. Golden is personally recruiting him
5. Parents and grandma are pushing Canes

UMike

Cook to Miami is possible...but I dont see it. I agree with the reason you said Ohio..but I think he might want to get away from Yearby and FSU is about to play in the title game lol... Should be interesting

Account Deleted

Rumor has it we're in the Chick Fil A bowl against Texas A&M...

Oh, and Johnny Football has already thrown for 3td's in the 1st qtr......

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane...

6. Duke and Yearby are injured, and since Cook is an EE, that means He'll get a LOT OF the reps in the Spring, and MAYBE the Summer. "Repetition is the Mother of Teaching."

7. And if Duke comes back by the Summer, then that should tell Cook something about our training and rehab staff. Look at how fast PD4 came back...and look at the job they did with Shayon Green.

8. Tallahasse SUCKS! during the Spring & Summer months.

UMike

Maybe it is a good thing we play A&M... they will score 49 or more and it might be just enough to push D'No out the door lol

CaneRock

5. Parents and grandma are pushing Canes

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 03, 2013 at 01:19 PM

But I think THIS! helps our chances IMMENSELY!

dj moonbat

It's tough to think of a team better suited to hurting UM than TAMU. Mobile QBs can tear Miami up even if they aren't any good; Johnny Football could hang 70 on the 'Canes.

UMike

I dont think his parents are, I think his grandma is. Ariz is suppose to interview Cooks mom today I believe, hopefully we will find out more.

CaneRock

I dont think his parents are, I think his grandma is. Ariz is suppose to interview Cooks mom today I believe, hopefully we will find out more.

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 01:58 PM

OF COURSE! you don't, UMike! LMAO!

I wouldn't expect anything less from YOU!...you SEC/FSU LUVAH! YOU! LMAO!

Terrance Sullivan

LOL I guess those of U thats bellyaching must havent seen Texas A&M defense. Their defense makes our defense look potent. It would be a shootout. Texas A&M allows about 31 points per game to our team allowing 26 points per game and trust me they have a cream puff out of conference schedule. It would be like watching BYU vs. San Diego State from the 80 and 90's from Jack Murphy Stadium all offense and no defense Final Score would be something like 56-52 M-I-A-M-I.

UMike

CR... how come you dont say anything when I say kids ARE coming here? lol..When I say Dixson is coming or that Berrios or Moten etc etc were you dont say anything lol... I've just read about his grandmother being the person that wants him to stay close and that his mom is the one that needs to be convinced

Ohio_Cane

But I think THIS! helps our chances IMMENSELY!

Posted by: CaneRock | December 03, 2013 at 01:55 PM
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Ariz says grandma's word is gold to Cook.

UMike

But I think THIS! helps our chances IMMENSELY!

Posted by: CaneRock | December 03, 2013 at 01:55 PM
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Ariz says grandma's word is gold to Cook.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 03, 2013 at 02:22 PM

But is it worth more than FSU or UF are willing to pay lol

BEERicane

I'm in for $10.

Hurricane Warriror


Anyone here got an interest in buying a Hurricanes memorabilia set/lot? Things like a full size helmet autographed by he 2009 team, some signed 8x10's, signed footballs, concrete pieces from the OB in a frame, 2001 championship magazines an lots more. If so let me know.

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 08:15 AM

I would be in intereste as well. Please let me know ho wI cna get in contact iwth you

Hurricane Warriror

Wow, lots of typos...

I would be in interested as well. Please let me know how I can get in contact with you or email me at info@hurricanewarriors.com.

CaneRock

CR... how come you dont say anything when I say kids ARE coming here? lol..When I say Dixson is coming or that Berrios or Moten etc etc were you dont say anything lol...

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 02:15 PM

UMike, picture THIS! dawg:

Me,you, and Ohio_Cane outside smokin' a blunt...a FAT ONE! too. I puff puff pass... to Ohio_Cane who puff puff pass...to UMike, who puff puff pass...to UH MUTHAFUQIN! Metro Dade POLICE OFFICER!

YOU! just be FUQIN'UP! the rotation dawg!...see what I'm sayin'! LMAO!

UMike

Man CR...that aint even right lol

UMike

You can tell us old school cats who still refer to them as "metro" lol

UMike

You and Ohio must be puffin that "stank" cause yall dont be thinking clear lol

CaneRock

You and Ohio must be puffin that "stank" cause yall dont be thinking clear lol

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 02:57 PM

LMAO! UMike, they don't call it "stank" no more, they call it "bunk"! LMAO!

UMike

When I was a jit...it was "stank" or "lace"..then again..Im getting old lol

Ohio_Cane

When I was a jit...it was "stank" or "lace"..then again..Im getting old lol

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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See, "lace" was the kind U didn't want around here. That had some bad stuff mixed in lol

Ohio_Cane

You and Ohio must be puffin that "stank" cause yall dont be thinking clear lol

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 02:57 PM
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How did I get thrown into this? LOL

SOUP

LMAO all the way from Bradenton, FL!

Ohio_Cane

Poster on CIS:

http://miami.247sports.com/Board/92/...his-23703605/1

Stampini (best "insider" there is) saying it's Howard 2.0 and to look out for Miami

Ohio_Cane

^^^ Regarding Dalvin Cook

UMike

Joe Garcia ‏@JGJr9
Cook saying he’s going to sign a financial aid agreement with Miami but hasn’t spoken to UF or FSU about it isn’t a small deal.

UMike

Luke Stampini ‏@LukeStampini
Miami trying to sign Dalvin Cook to a Financial Aid Agreement to get Al Golden back in home again http://miami.247sports.com/Article/Busy-Time-of-Year-For-Miami-Central-RB-Dalvin-Cook-164314

UMike

Tito Benach ‏@TitoBenachCIS
Miami is putting on a serious late charge for Dalvin Cook right now, things are trending upward and he has yet to take his visit

UMike

Miami is opening up their bowl practices (5) to the public.

UMike

If Cook signs that agreement its game over. The coaches can then have unlimited contact with him. It IS NOT a binding agreement, so he can still sign elsewhere on signing day... but a HUGE advantage. We will see...

SOUP

The Miami Hurricanes football team will open its first five bowl practices to the public. Miami (9-3, 5-3 ACC) will begin bowl preparations this weekend as the Hurricanes gear up for its first bowl game since 2010.

Miami’s first two bowl practices will be Saturday (1-2:45 p.m.) and Sunday (3-5 p.m.). The Canes’ final three open bowl practices will be Fri., Dec. 13 (5-7 p.m.); Sat., Dec. 14 (1-2:45 p.m.); and Sun., Dec. 15 (1-2:45 p.m.). All five practices will be held at Cobb Stadium adjacent to the GreenTree Practice Fields.

For practices Dec. 7-8 and 14-15, fans can park in any of the green, gray and yellow lots near the Hecht Athletic Center and Cobb Stadium. For the Fri., Dec. 13, practice, fans can park in the Ponce Garage. Those attending the open practices must enter Cobb Stadium through the entrance along San Amaro Drive.

Miami finished the regular season with nine wins – the most by a Hurricanes team since 2009. The Canes will find out their postseason destination later this week.

UMike

I stand corrected..Cook's mom IS a Canes fan..although not pulling him either way...

Ariz article..

Being a parent of a top division-1 recruit is crazy enough, but Von Burnett is used to the process by now. Burnett is the mother of Miami Hurricanes freshman guard DeAndre Burnett and Miami Central 5-star running back Dalvin Cook. Today’s story will focus on Dalvin’s recruiting process and tomorrow’s story will look at DeAndre’s path to Miami.

Having dealt with both of their recruiting processes, which one has been crazier?

“It’s crazier really for Dalvin. They have the same mother and father, Dalvin stays with his father and DeAndre stayed with me. This whole thing for Dalvin is just bananas. I just want him to make whatever decision that his heart leads him to,” said Burnett.

Burnett has tried to stay away from pushing anything to Dalvin, but she has given him some advice to lean on.

“Everybody is kind of like pulling at him with all of these people in his ear and I just tell him to remain grounded with his decision Your passion and heart will never lead you wrong. I try telling him this will be where he lives for 3-4 years.”

She gave what seems like an honest answer when she says she does not know for sure where he will end up.

“I really honestly don’t know. I know he knows he has a big family on both sides and that we would all want to go support him, so I think it’s going to be in-state.”

Although she is letting her son make his own decision, it’s no secret who she is a fan of.

“I grew up as a Hurricane. I’m a Hurricane all the way and I grew up watching them.”

What would it mean to the family if Cook stayed home in the same city as his brother?

“Oh gosh (laughs), it would be bananas, it would be crazy. The way I look at it, if Dalvin stayed home, him and DeAndre could support each other. They could go to each other’s games and it would really be a great support thing for both of them. Wherever he decides, I will support him, but if he stays it would be really crazy.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2172-CanesInSight-Exclusive-Dalvin-Cook-s-mother-weighs-in

Old Skool

Bradenton. I hear there's a good seafood restaurant in Cortez

dj moonbat

If Cook signs that agreement its game over. The coaches can then have unlimited contact with him. It IS NOT a binding agreement, so he can still sign elsewhere on signing day... but a HUGE advantage. We will see...

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 06:15 PM


This is one aspect of the recruiting game that I've literally never heard of. How can it be that coaches everywhere aren't trying to get players to sign these forms?

Terrance Sullivan

I just want our Canes to be focused and prepared and go out and execute and win our bowl game. We need to end a couple of droughts real bad. Go Canes!

Ohio_Cane

I honestly think Cook's brother being at UM is the biggest factor that could pull home to Coral Gables

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