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December 03, 2013

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Ohio_Cane

That is WEAK if Carrol's tweet was for FAA papers.

He can speak publicly, why not say his name??

j.w.

Good day for the U- didn't know that Cook signed an FAA with FSu as well. Wonder if this is going to be the new trend in recruiting?

AfriCane

per canesport.com:

by Kynon Codrington

Miami Central star Dalvin Cook opened eyes Wednesday when he signed Financial Aid Agreements with Miami and Florida State, taking the final days of his recruitment to a new level

UMike

SFHS Sports ‏@SFHSSports
News of Yearby, Darling and Cook singing financial aid agreement is HUGE!! If these three come with Thomas, Bethel and Jackson from BTW...

SFHS Sports ‏@SFHSSports
Watch out!!!! Think about what people were saying about Miami recruiting the inner city. That argument would look silly!!!

4-Real

Ohio, check Twitter on the Cook situation.

UMike

I think I agree with Ariz (although I said it first lol)... bat signal is for the papers

UMike

Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 22m

It appears not everyone knows how this works. A player can sign multiple agreements. In Cook's case, it's considered a good sign for Miami.


^^^ Cook may have or will sign the same papers with other schools...I THINK

UMike

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz
And although the FA papers don’t guarantee him, this is a major statement from Miami. 3 kids from BTW and 3 from Central would be monumental

UMike

Remember..with them signing those papers... not only do the coached have unlimited contact, it allows them to speak about them by name.

UMike

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 56s

I think this Welcome To The U was for Cook’s signing of the FA papers

UMike

I hope its JC Jackson

UMike

Is it possible the bat signal was just for the papers being signed?

UMike

Joe Garcia ‏@JGJr9
I highly doubt Cook committed to us at this point. But the timing of Carroll’s tweet is classic.

UMike

Miami Central standouts Dalvin Cook, Joseph Yearby, Trevor Darling sign UM financial aid papers
by Matt Porter

Some big news for those who follow Hurricanes recruiting: Dalvin Cook may be on his way to UM.

Cook, rated as the No. 2 running back in the country by 247Sports, joined his Miami Central High teammates Joseph Yearby and Trevor Darling on Wednesday in signing financial aid agreements with the Hurricanes.

Cook previously announced his commitment to Florida, but has recently said he is also considering Florida State and the Hurricanes. Both Yearby and Darling have verbally pledged to UM.

Unlike a National Letter of Intent, a financial aid agreement is non-binding for the players. It only guarantees the school must honor their scholarship. It has benefit to the school, which may have unlimited contact with the players and may publicly discuss (read: promote their successful recruitment of) the players.

Players are not prohibited from signing a financial aid agreement with a different school.

Cook (5-11, 190) led Miami-Dade County in rushing touchdowns (30) and yards per carry (12.3) and finished third in yards (1,644). Before suffering a fractured fibula in the Rockets’ playoff game last week, Yearby (5-9, 190) led the county in yards (1,700) and had 19 scores. He is rated eighth nationally among running backs.

Their teammate, Darling, is a 6-5, 327-pound offensive tackle rated ninth-best nationally at his position. He committed to UM in April, two months after Yearby.

- See more at: http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2013/12/04/miami-central-standouts-dalvin-cook-joseph-yearby-trevor-darling-sign-um-financial-aid-papers/#sthash.xljp61S8.dpuf

UMike

Braxton Berrios ‏@HNYNUT_BERRIOS 1m

AHHHHH #WELCOMETOTHEU This class is CRAZY!! This ring is coming back to the #305 The U tradition is

UMike

Cook signed the papers..that is NOT a commitment, but it gives Miami a HUGE advantage...

laquinton

I'll shit myself if it's dalvin. Golden is a beast. Maybe it's jabril peppers

Ohio_Cane

Bat signal up!!!!

I'm working folks!!

Meast

Dalvin Cook signed the financial agreement along with Yearby and Darling.

Huge for Miami so they can talk to him as much as possible and do whatever they need to do. Awesome news

Ohio_Cane

Alex Yoder ‏@AlexYoder 2m

#BREAKING: Investigation is complete. State Attorney's Office will be announcing their decision at 2pm tomorrow. #JameisWinston

Ohio_Cane

Adam Beasley ‏@AdamHBeasley 1m

True story. RT @thephinsider: #Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon is fifth in the @NFL in sacks....and isn't even on the Pro Bowl ballot.

SOUP

Sarasota

Ohio_Cane

Well I posted something like that today... hope it is true.

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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May have been U. I read a lot during the day lol

I also read a month or 2 ago he wants to play QB at UM. Hope he's willing to change.

UMike

Well I posted something like that today... hope it is true.

Ohio_Cane

Mike, I thought I read recently it's looking better for him and his coach(es) think he's a lot closer to making it in.

UMike

I really hope we dont lose Gray... everything I have read from people who really know South Florida football say he is elite and will be a NFL RB.

Ohio_Cane

I LOVE RECRUITING SEASON!!

Ohio_Cane

I wonder how many spots we have left...1 more spot will be gone Sunday to Dixon.

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 04:14 PM
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I say 3-4 once 1-3 of the current commits go elsewhere for varying reasons.

UMike

Golden telling him to stay committed goes against everything you and I have said about Golden lol... I think Golden is to classy for that. I think we have a better shot at Pelon.

Ohio_Cane

I am starting to think we will flip JC Jackson though

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 04:11 PM
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Agree, and it's a HUGE flip.

Ohio_Cane

one point I thought Johnson might me coming, even rumors he was a silent..then he committed to UK

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 04:10 PM
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Since you're into conspiracy theories, how about this one:

Cory Johnson is still a silent, even though he's committed to UK. Golden told him to stay committed to them.

U know who their coach is? U know who bashed Golden during the NCAA mess in recruiting?

UMike

I wonder how many spots we have left...1 more spot will be gone Sunday to Dixon.

Ohio_Cane

Golden has won more games in each successive season he has been head coach, starting with six in 2011, then seven last season, now nine this year. And though Miami looked sluggish at times on offense and defense, both sides improved in seven of the top eight team statistical categories. The only one where there was a dip was passing offense.

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/64242/evaluating-miamis-season-not-so-simple

UMike

I am starting to think we will flip JC Jackson though

UMike

I one point I thought Johnson might me coming, even rumors he was a silent..then he committed to UK

UMike

I think now that Washington lost their coach we have a better chance at Pelon. Johnson is still a UK commit. I guess it is 50/50 with Pelon... but as of right NOW, I don't think we get either unless someone falls off.

Ohio_Cane

Nooooo... you're not a homer at all lol

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 04:01 PM
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Are U saying we're not getting either? I'd like to document this response.

UMike

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports
Writing about recruiting and the #Canes' front 7. How's this for a stat: UM allowed 240 YPG to SSU, FAU and USF. Vs. other 9 opponents ...

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports
... #Canes allowed 475 YPG, which would rank 110th nationally over a full season. UM was 120th in yards allowed last season (486).

UMike

The Herb will be pleased to know that Cory Johnson and/or Claudeson Pelon will be on our DL next year.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 04, 2013 at 01:57 PM

Nooooo... you're not a homer at all lol

Ohio_Cane


Who starts next year ? At linebacker ?

Posted by: laquinton | December 04, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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Figs, Kirby, Perryman

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 04, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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Oh, and if we end up going 3-4 most of the time, add McCord, Cornelius or Grace.

Possibly a JUCO LB we bring in this year.

Ohio_Cane

Who starts next year ? At linebacker ?

Posted by: laquinton | December 04, 2013 at 03:39 PM
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Figs, Kirby, Perryman

laquinton

Only pure sized linebacker that UM has is Fig to Goldens standard and prototypes . Grace is 210 if even that at 6 feet 2 inches . Size counts, yes she said it.. but Kirby needs to man up or he will just be another Arthur Brown . Who starts next year ? At linebacker ?

LA3

We do a lot of stuff on defense!!

BAhhaaaaaaa! After Savannah State!!!
Have come to conclusion....The Staff would prefer "sound" players vs. PLAYmakers.
No risk No reward.

Jermaine is very fast, he's explosive. He plays with his feet and he has the ability to close and make tackles in the open field.
WHO COULD HAVE USED SOME OF THAT!
Open field tackle????? WOW.

Ohio_Cane

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 35s

#Canes Blog: ESPN's Brad Edwards: "The buzz I'm hearing right now" is that Chick-fil-A "likes Duke'' http://bit.ly/1hyClRA

Ohio_Cane

Here U go:

2013 (True Freshman): Played in 10 games, primarily on special teams ... Finished season with seven tackles, including three solo stops ... Tallied two tackles in Miami debut vs. FAU ... Led team with five tackles in rout over Savannah State ... Did not play vs. Georgia Tech or Florida State.

Ohio_Cane

This was after Savannah State on Grace:

"We're trying to teach him the process of studying the game," Golden said. "Jermaine is very fast, he's explosive. He plays with his feet and he has the ability to close and make tackles in the open field. Now we have to get him to execute his role on special teams. He played 25, 30 plays. That was a good outing. Now we can see where he's at."

Added D'Onofrio, "He's a good athlete. He's got good instincts. He's learning the defense and it's not easy. It's not easy as a freshman. We're multiple fronts, multiple coverage, multiple blitz. We do a lot of stuff on defense. He's got to get in the [playbook] and learn."

To help ease the learning curve, Grace has sought help from Miami's more experienced linebackers, especially junior Denzel Perryman, who currently leads the Hurricanes with 15 tackles.

Ohio_Cane

Should have R.S. Grace this year. Why waste a kids year if he undersized?

Posted by: herbieibis | December 04, 2013 at 03:19 PM
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I don't know if that was a reason, was only guessing. I know he was small coming in.

herbieibis

Should have R.S. Grace this year. Why waste a kids year if he undersized?

30CINCO

I agree U Mike, but I don't think anyone can argue we've been able to recruit a lot more high caliber players on offense.

I'm just for giving our staff time to prove themselves while on a level playing field, not firing everyone and starting over when we don't know what they can really do with a full, deep roster that's coming.

Posted by: Go Canes | December 04, 2013 at 01:01 PM

Agree 100%. We cannot keep changing coaches all the time. It's part of what lead us to where we are today. Give the coaches a full deck of cards, lets see what our hand is. In Golden I trust! Go Canes!

WWIN

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

Posted by: UMike | December 03, 2013 at 06:03 AM

Nice try, but mine rhymed and was current player's and will probably NEVER be duplicated again! Lol

Ohio_Cane

Why didn't Jermaine Grace get any PT this year? ????????

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | December 04, 2013 at 03:05 PM
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He got some, but not much.

Why? I could guess, but that's all it would be.

Still too small? Still learning and making too many mistakes (Yes, more than the guys who played)? Your guess is as good as mine.

WWIN

Why didn't Jermaine Grace get any PT this year? ????????

Ohio_Cane

Shocking info: Jameis Winston is ACC POY

Ohio_Cane

The Herb will be pleased to know that Cory Johnson and/or Claudeson Pelon will be on our DL next year.

herbieibis

Walford talking about going pro, what a joke!
Speaking of the offense, there is always an adjustment when you change coordinators and then you throw in that Morris hurt his ankle the 2nd or third game of the season and then the next week left in the first half with a bone bruise on the same ankle, Scott gets hurt the second game of the season, We lose Dorsett and Duke in back to back weekends, The Herb can see why we have struggled some on offense. That ankle sprain takes for ever to heal, especially playing on it every week. With basically a month in not playing games, Morris should be completely healthy and we should see the real Him in the bowl game, Hopefully.
We have talent on that side of the ball but we skilled players but we need a bigger back, in this recruiting cycle.
The Herb's favorite topic is another issue, While we have some pieces on the O side of the ball, we have very few on the defensive side of the ball and when you finish last in the ACC, that is complete slap in the face. This conference suks overall in quality teams and we finished last. We finished last and we averaged probably top 2or 3 in recruiting, in this conference based on rank. So if our recruiting as far as being ranked in the conference, is this high how can we stink so bad. 2 things it's either our recruiting judgement stinks or our coordinator is a poor communicator and thus a poor coach. I know we are lacking along the de-front and at LB. We would probably have a few A-A candidates in the secondary, if we had a better front 7.

fmcane

It seemed to me that when ryan williams is in the game he utilizes the te more so it may not be a bad call to come back although there better be an open comp for that spot since we really need improved production there

BEERicane

Enter Sandland!!!

BEERicane

Let Walford go and "Enter Sandland"!

laquinton

The good thing about the Aggies is that they have a horrible defense . We could light them out and have a shoot out

BEERicane

Let Walford go and "Enter Sandland"!

laquinton

Drew will make him Seem like the next big thing sooo Yeah he might be gone

Old Skool

I would be absolutely shocked if Clive "bobbles" Walford goes pro. He NEEDS another year.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 04, 2013 at 01:09 PM

It depends whether he's talking to Drew Rosenhaus or not.

LB

"Great blogging today peeps. I have a feeling our Canes will be playing Texas A&M in Atlanta on New Years Eve Primetime on ESPN 8pm in a sold out Georgia Dome!"

I hope they don't play Manziel.

Ohio_Cane

I would be absolutely shocked if Clive "bobbles" Walford goes pro. He NEEDS another year.

Terrance Sullivan

Great blogging today peeps. I have a feeling our Canes will be playing Texas A&M in Atlanta on New Years Eve Primetime on ESPN 8pm in a sold out Georgia Dome!

Go Canes


I agree U Mike, but I don't think anyone can argue we've been able to recruit a lot more high caliber players on offense.

I'm just for giving our staff time to prove themselves while on a level playing field, not firing everyone and starting over when we don't know what they can really do with a full, deep roster that's coming.

UMike

Go Canes... we all know we need more talent... but we have enough talent to not give up career games to poor players. That is my biggest issue. It is one thing to be a bad D in need of talent, it is a whole different story when you rank among the worst in school history lol

Go Canes

I'm not for replacing anyone on this staff.

Golden and his crew will get two more seasons before I will judge them since we have basically been under sanctions the last three seasons.

Do some of you realize we last season we were 10 players below the limit in scholarships?

Do you think we can field a truly competitive team when our staff, which everyone agrees can recruit and recruit well, can't even find enough players they think can really play?

Add to that the 10-15 more players we have here who are below average at best, you start to get a real look at what we are dealing with today with our team.

We need to fill our roster with quality players for two to three seasons before we start firing anyone.

I just wonder if all the people calling for this guy and that guys head would have done the same to Jimbo Fisher two years ago when he was coming off back to back four loss seasons.

Probably.

LB

The offense is actually exceeding expectations on most to all levels, while the defense holds them back.

Of course the offense can improve, but again... I'll save it for the article. Me in my tired state made a boo-boo and blew my load too early.

LB

"Yes, it is realistic for him to be at the level he was before. Bi-malleolar fractures get ORIF and tend to heal in about 3-5 months and should be at full speed by that time. So Duke may be ready to go in about 2-4 months depending on how quickly he heals. The major factor moving forward will be pain. If he has none it's no biggie. If it's minor, no biggie. If it's significant pain requiring aggressive pain management to perform it could be an issue."

Thank you so much. It's good to hear.

Ohio_Cane

Think I'm buying one of these T-shirts!!

https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1471783_10151935340423153_1299729583_n.jpg

LOLOL!!

LB

Soup, you have mail.

To all: should Soup post the article, I've definitively proven that the offense is NOT the problem.

In fact, it's pretty freaking amazing. I did the D'Onofrio metric in REVERSE.

It's also a welcome sign to Cane fans amongst the dismal defensive coaching.

RCCF

How many coaches/assistants is the program allowed to carry and when is too many too many i.e. Too Many Chiefs when we only need One Golden..

RCCF12%

RCCF

I just think we need more EX-Cane Players in the fold...Mentorship, Coaching, Bringing Back the REAL Mystique of the Program...Agree 100% the team is only as good as its practice... (in my JimmyJohnson voice)COWARDS thats what they are... U practice soft U play soft U practice against a piss poor Defense U will have an offense that is only equipped to beat a piss poor defense... The Sun will shine again and we are a work in progress all in all I will take 3L's and live with it but next season the BUS (not Gus) Cranks Back Up....

12%RCCF-gearing up for recruiting....yes I love recruiting..

fmcane

DJ I agree that coley being weak with the qbs is no reason to replace him. I would actually prefer to have an independent qb coach that could dedicate all their time to progressing the qbs up and down the depth chart.

SOUP

LOVE the converstion here today. Very informative.

SOUP

DJ..obviously the O is way ahead of the D...I kinda just mean to say that Coley and the O dont get a total pass while the D'No and he D get all the hate lol

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 09:49 AM

There IT is right there.

dj moonbat

fmcane..I agree about Coley and the QB development... I hope this improves

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 11:09 AM


Dittoes. I still say that with a good QB coach, Morris can become an NFL starter. He's shown that he CAN make good decisions in the past; he's not a total idiot. So it seems to me like Coley isn't reaching the kid in the way that Fisch was able to. Who knows yet whether that's specific to Morris, or whether Coley just can't coach QBs. (He was the TE coach at FSU, it looks like.)

It's not unheard of for the QB coach and OC to be two different people. If Coley needs help with that aspect, it might be better to get a full-time QB coach than to start talking about replacing Coley. It's his first year as a full-fledged OC, and although it wasn't what we'd want, it wasn't crap, either.

UMike

fmcane..I agree about Coley and the QB development... I hope this improves

Go Canes

Great information, thanks to everyone who posted such great stuff.

fmcane

I agree the O has been lackluster in some key areas but I am willing to give coley the benefit of the doubt. I am very concerned about p17's regression this year and what that means for our qb development in the future. I think fisch was way ahead of coley in the qb development department. I doubt we could get dorsey to come in as a qb coach as he is crushing it with cam in Carolina.

Upnorth pepper johnson looks good but no coordinator experience. I would rather see a practiced hand at the spot. Ogv the bg coach certainly is getting it done he has a big game for the mac championship on Friday that will be interesting to see how they perform. Looks like he is young aggressive and attainable!

BEERicane

In regards to Coley and his play calling, I ask the following. What D does coley call plays against in practice? Correct! D?No! d. Run-Run-pass works like a frigging charm against that pansy ass D. If he can find the endzone almost invariably in practice with bland ass play calling without having to make a single adjustment, it's tough to expect them to be successful doing it in games. This O practiced against the worst D in the history of man and everyone wonders why the O wasn't more successful. Same for the O-line. They never even saw a D in practice so what do you expect when they see anything that resembles a D, hell just a seeing a real front 4 would be enough to send shock waves through the O. The O may have struggled at times, but it's still because of our D and their inability to prepare the O for games (any game)

BEERicane

- Is it realistic to expect Duke at a level near what he was before the injury? If so, when?

Posted by: LB | December 04, 2013 at 08:18 AM

Yes, it is realistic for him to be at the level he was before. Bi-malleolar fractures get ORIF and tend to heal in about 3-5 months and should be at full speed by that time. So Duke may be ready to go in about 2-4 months depending on how quickly he heals. The major factor moving forward will be pain. If he has none it's no biggie. If it's minor, no biggie. If it's significant pain requiring aggressive pain management to perform it could be an issue.

So odds are he will be back to full-Duke in March

UMike

I think our O has great talent right now, at least enough to win the coastal and the ACC. Coley gets a small pass because it is his first year.

dj moonbat

Also, Coley's offense has been drifting away from Fisch's formations and plays that were recognizable from last year, and looking more like FSU's offense -- which we know can be successful if great talent is plugged in. I think the overall offense will improve as he stops trying to mix in elements of Fisch's system.

jsy

It's much easier to win with coleys offense than with the worst defense in the acc. Coley does have to improve but dno is just so bad that he looks better by association.

trianglecane

So is there going to be a five part series on these practices?

Ohio_Cane

I suppose the "assistants" could be bringing the $$ so Les doesn't have to worry. LOL

dj moonbat

DJ..obviously the O is way ahead of the D...I kinda just mean to say that Coley and the O dont get a total pass while the D'No and he D get all the hate lol

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 09:49 AM


No, Coley definitely has work to do. It's pretty much impossible to win a championship with an offense of this caliber. And last I checked, that was supposedly the goal.

UMike

Les Miles could always come himself later in the "contact period"..I think there can be 5 or 6 in home visits.. but you are right.

Ohio_Cane

Its good our top recruits are local... all these teams sending assistants while we send Golden.

Posted by: UMike | December 04, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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They clearly don't think as high of him as Canes do, either. They'd send Les Miles if they did. He's one of our most important recruits.

UMike

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 3m

#LSU assistant coaches will in-home with #Canes commit Travonte Valentine tonight.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 04, 2013 at 09:51 AM

Its good our top recruits are local... all these teams sending assistants while we send Golden.

UMike

jsy we have middle of the pack talent with the worst DC in the ACC..imo

UMike

Also..I do think Darling is a EE

jsy

Our defense finished dead last in total defense in the acc!? Has that ever happened before? Is our defensive talent the worst in the acc or do we have the worst dc in the acc or both?

UMike

CR..we have always been on BB..word is him and Ridley want to be a package deal and both have been offered. I think he is a WR/DB.

CaneRock

Wooow, I didn't know Yearby was EEing also...NICE!

Is Darling EEing also?

And I thought we were off of Burgess Becker's radar, good to hear we're still pursuing em'. What's He projected to play BTW?


Ohio_Cane

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 3m

#LSU assistant coaches will in-home with #Canes commit Travonte Valentine tonight.

UMike

DJ..obviously the O is way ahead of the D...I kinda just mean to say that Coley and the O dont get a total pass while the D'No and he D get all the hate lol

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