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March 02, 2014

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

SOUP

Skool....4 Play pics coming soon. I have been moving and now have a stomach flu (BAD) from all the stress.

SOUP

wait, wait.. is SOUP in blue????

Posted by: UMike | March 04, 2014 at 01:32 PM

YES!

Terrance Sullivan

Get well Soup!

Canezitis

Special teams

RCCF

I mean any progress anything good about the kid besides the VT story that led to his signing?

RCCF

RCCF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PJo7g1Lz-Y&

I wonder how many current players Parents or Even Some of U Bloggers are in This Video...

#305 Dade County Baby...TrickDaddy

RCCF

CaneRock

That BR article is a JOKE! The same thing they criticized Gibson for, is the same thing they gave Kyler Murray accolades for. PHUCK! those AMATEURS!

Ohio_Cane


What is JaWand Blue doing with his life?


RCCF

Posted by: RCCF | March 04, 2014 at 06:03 PM
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Practicing on Green Tree every day.

RCCF

What is JaWand Blue doing with his life?


RCCF

RCCF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJDOsaPkEQ4
Pretty Nice....though CanesFreak2001 does it Best..


RCCF

jsy

Go canes don't take it too hard man when I first started posting back in the beginning of the season when the team was still 7-0 and I was complaining about golden and dno I wasn't received very well but I stuck to my beliefs I hope u do to

Dude on a Pale Horse

D@mn swype on my phone. *know*

Dude on a Pale Horse

30Cinco is a liar that doesn't knot sh!t, you made that up out of the blue because you're a Golden homer!

Lol.

Go Canes

30 that was me. Saying that same thing got me labeled a liar who didn't know shit, who made someone up out of the blue because I'm a golden homer.

Ohio_Cane

Florida Panthers just improved. Just got Roberto Luongo in a trade.

30CINCO

Gibson was discussed here a while back. Comes in as #6 rated QB in 2015 according to The Bleacher Report:

"Scouting Report

As a runner, Gibson is a long strider who takes some time to pick up speed but quickly becomes a major threat when he finds a rushing lane. He typically passes while moving, rarely situated stationary in the pocket.

He occasionally looks restless when contained and forced to remain behind center. While rolling out, Gibson delivers darts with a quick release.

He can chuck the ball downfield but remains a largely unpolished passer. His throws don't consistently come out clean and Gibson's receivers must often work to reel in the ball.

The raw arm strength is apparent. He just needs to harness it.

Recruitment Status

Gibson attended a January junior day at Miami and remains a high priority for the Hurricanes. His offers feature Florida, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Auburn."

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1979239-power-ranking-top-10-qb-recruits-in-class-of-2015/page/7

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 2m

Most impressive player to me at today's #Canes practice on offense was RB Gus Edwards. Broke tackles and flashed speed.

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 1m

Edwards is 6-2, 235. Golden said he thinks Edwards can get to 245 and still run. He was clocked at 4.5 according to Golden. #UM

RCCF

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1981076-nfl-jerseys-mildly-redesigned-by-jesse-alkire-produce-great-results#articles/1981076-nfl-jerseys-mildly-redesigned-by-jesse-alkire-produce-great-results

Kind of Put U in the Mind Frame of Where NIKE is With the 2014Uni's...

RCCF

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 2m

News, notes and quotes from the #Miami #Hurricanes first spring practice in pads Tuesday http://bit.ly/1g8k3kE

Dude on a Pale Horse

http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=XPGqGkfKCrs

Golden speaks to the media.

CaneRock

Chicago is NOT a football place they are Basketball People so yea I feel ya...

Posted by: RCCF | March 04, 2014 at 03:34 PM

Damn shame too, I think Arthur Agee (Hoop Dreams) would've been a bad ass WR.

jsy

For u guys who can actually attend practices. Do the dl practice with the DBS during practice or are they just told to drop
Back I'm coverage or into the flats bc porter, green, and Robinson looked plain silly in coverage. Maybe they should have them practice with the DBS since we create dl/db hybrids

Dude on a Pale Horse

Haha, I just got an ESPN alert...

"Tennesee WR Alton Howard taking leave of absence from team; had 44 catches, 388 TDs as soph. last years."

This kid was robbed by the Heisman voters, lol.

RCCF

Chicago is NOT a football place they are Basketball People so yea I feel ya...I gave that basketball up Im 5'8 and Football got nixed for my music scholarship so I been a band geek since lol..

RCCF

UMike

I think we will see an addition by subtraction situation... Carter, Bush, Jenkins, crawford, Hester etc at Safety and no more Rogers and Highsmith. Kirby, Figs and Young and no more Gaines etc etc.

CaneRock

UMike, I wanted to see Grace on the field, but when I saw Him play during the Louisville game, I can see why He didn't play LMAO!

Go Canes

@Jessehmarks: Site being cleared for Athletics Dining Hall. Big part of the FB Victory Fund Project.
http://t.co/sQYV5oEbpJ http://t.co/w546gDdNZs

Dude on a Pale Horse

Yeah man, that's a stacked HS group.

We had Pisa, an NFL LB playing QB, we could never bring him down in practice. Leon came in after I think. He was so fast... he was small though so I could catch over him. I was 6'2" as a freshman. I played LB growing up. When I made it to HS my 185 pounds was laughable. The freshmen LBs were all 6'3" and 230. We were good. Won a lot of games. Kellen Winslow was a Senior back then. San Diego has always had a lot of good players from O'Side down.

UMike

Da U... I get your point.. But I think the poster meant.. And what I mean, is if you can simplify the playbook and get the real talent on the field you do it and build on it as that young talent matures. I would never suggest changing the D scheme for just 1 player. But that post was talking about talented players like Carter sitting behing the Highsmith's and Rogers of the world who know the playbook but arent talented enoughto make plays.

Old Skool

UMike

Of course we're not going to change the scheme cuz The D'No abides

Soup

Are we going to see the four play weekend pics anytime soon?

CaneRock

As far as Carter is concerned, I remember Soldinger saying He had some maturing do do while He was in HS. Not singling Carter out, as ALL freshman have to mature...but Carter not being into the playbook, doesn't surprise me.

And you don't have to change the entire scheme, to accommodate one player. I'm pretty sure they simplified it for AQM & Burns, I seriously doubt those 2 digested the entire playbook their freshman years.

Per EOTU, Soldinger on Carter:

Soldinger said he brought in former Canes running back Clinton Portis to speak to the team earlier this month. Carter, he said, was the only player to miss the meeting.

"Pissed me off," Soldinger said. "I really wanted Portis to talk to him, help get his butt in gear."

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/07/former-canes-assistant-don-soldinger-plans-to-keep-new-recruit-jamal-carter-in-line-at-southridge.html#storylink=cpy


RCCF

Randle El was just lightning fast...
I mean he was a QB but even in Basketball before they made me start wrestling to put on pounds but Randle El is lightning fast his football team was loaded and his basketball team mind you in eight grade bball they had Randle El, Melvin Ely, Napolean Harris...huge dudes Melvin didn't play football but Napo ended up playing for the Raiders and Randle El well but those are the best Athletes I played against in HS..

RCCF

Ohio_Cane

Safid Deen ‏@Safid_Deen 21s

2016 Plantation American Heritage WR Brandon Johnson (@bj_13_) tweets he's received an offer from the University of Miami.

RCCF

Antwon Randle El, Tai Streets that dude was huge..

RCCF

Go Canes

@ChristyChirinos: Golden also said Trevor Darling and Kc McDermott are getting a lot of time, and Ryan Mayes has been a "pleasant surprise."

Dude on a Pale Horse

Hey Ray Chan,

Who's the best player you went up against? For me its Leon Hall. Dude was so quick and I was transitioning from OLB to SS. I remember I'd turn to run with him and by the time I could get my head around he'd have 5 yards on me. I never went up against Reggie Bush but he was down there at Helix when I was playing HS. Pisa Tinoisamoa was untackleable.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Da U, its not simplifying it for 1 guy, but for all guys. I think No'D wants to run an NFL type D, but those guys get WAY more time to practice. Anyone believe the Seahawks could do what they do if they could only practice as much as we do? I don't. Those guys put in CRAZY hours to get that right.

In college, I'd perfer to 1. Have an identity. Something you can bank on offensive/defensive. 2. Try to out athlete everyone. 3. Throw in a few wrinkles on 1st and 3rd downs and go for the kill shot.

Go Canes

Scheme and are going to live and die with it.

Damn auto correct!

Go Canes

UMike there is no question they believe in this game and I'm going to live and die by it. The only question is now going to be if guys like Carter, Kirby and their other better athletes who now seem to know the playbook infinitely better than they did, execute their plan and we see legitimate results.

If it does and we see rapid improvement than the stubbornness was worth it, if not then they're both going to pay for it one way or another.

hitter

u

Da U N Houston

UMike I say this with all respect b/c I have learned you actually know what your talking about and I know this was someone else's post but "Come On MAN"!!!! So, you change your scheme to play a better player? So you change the scheme you have been installing for a couple years to have a better Safety on the field. So the other 10 guys will have to learn the more simplier scheme and scracth what they have been learning and practicing for the past year?

In Carter's interview he reminds us that the Safety is the QB of the D and needs to know where everyone is and needs to be. That's tough for any freshman IMO.

Plus, Just a couple of posts ago I read complaints about how "SIMPLE" our D was that everyone knew that EJ was blitzing, but now we're too complex? HMMMMM

Terrance Sullivan

Da U n Houston Yes Sir!

UMike

I saw thisr post on CIS and thought it was good...in egards to Carters interview about not knowing the playbook last tear...

"The defensive scheme should have been simplified. If you are going to rely on better, younger players they need a system they can quickly learn. So instead of simplifying the system, Coach D stuck with a more complex system and played guys like Highsmith and Rogers over clearly better talent in Carter. That is a huge flaw and speaks to the stubbornness we have read over and over about Coach D. "

Of course, that stubbornness i snot only D'No, but Golden as well.

Da U N Houston

TSully, you can put me down for the win against F$U as well!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

UpNorth Yes Sir we gonna have a blast.

RCCF

Posted by: UMike | March 04, 2014 at 01:47 PM

LoL he sure did UMike Hilarious..


RCCF

RCCF

Posted by: Da U N Houston | March 04, 2014 at 01:43 PM

Thank U for the insight really looks like he was on the move in tht play but all for the React which is true just thought he looked as tho he was headed to the QB until he reacted..as far as Little MLB When did we Ever have a Huge MLB besides the Bermuda Triangle? RL52 (supposedly to little) Beason(supposedly to little) Vilma (too little) Morgan (too little) lol....MLB is about the smarts not the size..

RCCF

30CINCO

Good stuff Da U N Houston, all of it

UMike

Am I the only one who remembers/thinks back in the 2012 season D'No had EJ blitzing all the time, from the same spot all year? No one else, just EJ lol... Am I wrong.... cause I remember seeing EJ creep to the line and that was our solution to help get pressure lol

LA3

4-3 3-4 5-2.....
Don't care who is BLITZING....

As long as Def can STOP someone and if we are blitzing the SOMEONE has to make an IMPACT play!

That is CODE for LET PLAYERS PLAY DAMN IT!

UMike

Da U... I wasnt sure.. I just remember him being small lol

Da U N Houston

UMike agian you are correct (Though I think Spence was even smaller than DP52) but you are incorrect on him playing the middle. His freshman and soph year he played on the outside. His freshman year was G. Cook in the middle (please don't ask me why) and his soph year it was Darryl Sharpton in the middle with MCCarthy getting PT there as well. It wasn't until his JR yr that he played "the middle" but then he had gotten his weight up (still not as big as DP52) though.

Go Canes

@Manny_Navarro: Lean, mean #Canes sophomore SLB Alex Figueroa weighs 230 pounds and has 5 percentage body fat. Benched 225 18 times this spring.

Go Canes

@mattyports: #Canes RT Sunny Odogwu (6-7+, 320) said he could bench 17 reps of 225 when he came to UM and squat in the 300s. Now up to 31/450.

Da U N Houston

Exactly UMike, I read the same article. When you watch film you are able to read (hey that looks like the play on the film) and react (O Sh*t it is and I am going to bate it and jump in front of it and house it).

Also, what he mentions in the article posted here earlier is correct. There are really 2 main defenses. 4-3 and 3-4. So yes he is right, they run what other teams run but other teams make it work much better than us right now. Is it because we don't teach it right, players don't get it, players don't buy in, or we don't have the players to run that scheme is the question. But the way we have been recruiting long, athletic, big guys goes to show that personell was part of it.

And the comparison to the Seahawks D isn't far off in scheme. But the biggest difference is the Seahawks have 2 BEASTS at corner, a free safety that can literally touch both sidelines within 3 seconds and a strong safety as big as a LB and fast as a corner.

Hopefully as we mature as a unit, bring in guys that fit the system and play together we can improve.

UMike

Ohio.. I kinda feel the same way... Im attached to my avatar lol

Ohio_Cane

I refuse to change my avatar. Ever.

UMike

wait, wait.. is SOUP in blue????

UMike

The reason that DP52 has not played MLB his career here is b/c he came in way to small. He came in at 5'11 and 217. There is NO way he could have lined up in the middle, specially without a big HOSS in the middle of that D line. He would have never made the big hits/plays he made. Now at 245, h can shed and put a pop on the oline trying to block down on him. He can also take on FB's and stuff the hole.

Posted by: Da U N Houston | March 04, 2014 at 01:27 PM

Did Spence play in the middle as a 200lb freshman? Not trying to debate, but I think he did. Not because he was big enough, but he was smart and instinctive.

SOUP

AVATAR TEST II

Ohio_Cane

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports 9m

LB Alex Figueroa (6-3, 230) said he had a torn labrum, then a slight AC joint tear last year. Still wearing brace. Was excited to hit today.

Ohio_Cane

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports 6m

Today was college practice debut for DE Trent Harris, who jumped right in. Rotated with the second team, had a PBU in drills.

Glad the "paperwork issue" is solved.

Da U N Houston

The reason that DP52 has not played MLB his career here is b/c he came in way to small. He came in at 5'11 and 217. There is NO way he could have lined up in the middle, specially without a big HOSS in the middle of that D line. He would have never made the big hits/plays he made. Now at 245, h can shed and put a pop on the oline trying to block down on him. He can also take on FB's and stuff the hole.

UMike

IDK if TH3 was blitzing or not on his pick-6, but I do know the play was so obvious my 10yo could of read it lol... I am just glad he wasnt 10 yards off the ball on that play... I thought I read in an interview that he saw it on film and was expecting it.

UMike

Im going to try and make the FSU game since it falls on my birthday. And every game I have traveled to, we have won. I've gone to two games in ATL and we won both and I came down for the OSU and Florida games.

Da U N Houston


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pQrtT7qq38

Tracy Howard was also blitzing obviously but pulled up when he saw the screen...
the Base had NOTHING to do with that interception it was all Instinct...
30 you never played football huh?
not even being mean or trying to pick a fight its obvious dude..I get what you mean tho the 3-4 can be good when ran properly..
yada yada yada...No Swiss Cheese!!
Good Play Tracy

RCCF

Posted by: RCCF | March 04, 2014 at 10:40 AM


Actually TH3 was not blitzing, it was man either man, 2 zone or 3 where he had the short side of the field. I believe he even said it in an interview on how he read the play and reacted. That's what you are suppose to do, and I belive that is what TH3 is saying in the interview. As a football player the coach draws it up but the player MUST REACT! Barrow said it in the interview from Sunday's practice. You can be in man, but the ball will not always go to the player, but to where he is going. So you must read and then REACT!!!!!

The difference between a good corner and a great corner is the good corner reads it and makes the tackle, a great corner reads it and reacts before it unfolds hence causing a turnover or pass break up.

UpNorthCane27

Tsully you asked a few days ago who would be going to the FSU game in November.. Well your boy right here and some of the other RI Canes will be their.

UMike

I've been thinking of changing mine... but just cant.

j.w.

Very cool, 86

UMike

Nice 86

86Cane

AVATAR TEST

Terrance Sullivan

Let's Go Canes! Beat Clemson!

SOUP

308

RCCF

DP52 Should've Been Playing MLB his entire time since he played it the First time..He is By far the MOST productive Defensive Player Period, the Heart of the Defense and the Smartest of the Defensive Players...Knows his Playbook and IS the Defensive QB.. but his coaching staff kept him as a OLB in coverage and blitz while we get Killed across the middle..NOW put DP52 in that middle I guarantee those Middle plays minimize off the shear fact WR/TE/RB DO NOT wanna feel DP52 Unleashing..

RCCF

RCCF

Posted by: UMike | March 04, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Aaaaaamen No Truer Words have been spoken..

RCCF

UMike

UMike just got to eliminate the implosions and just play solid!

Posted by: Go Canes | March 04, 2014 at 12:21 PM

I agree, but those "implosions" were on the coaches IMO. Examples.... against VT a VERY average offense, some might even say bad offense, they went up and down the field on us in the 9th game of the year. To make i worse, it was the SAME play killing us over and over, especially on 3rd down. This is where my issue is. At what point do you adjust and stop letting the same play beat you? That is the coaching. Another example was the bowl game. We had a month to prepare and got waxed (O also)... I hope they get it right, but IMO, D'No and Goldens scheme are not the answer. I think Golden just needs to bring in someone who can use the talent he recruits instead of wasting years away hoping his system works.

CaneRock

McCord game changing sack vs UNC...4-3.

McCord BIG TIME! sack against GT...4-3.

NO! big plays against Louisville...3-4.

Let's face it, the 3-4 just bends and doesn't break till the REAL! defense gets on the field...THE 4-3!

The 3-4 defense...AKA..."The Opening Act Defense"...LMAO!

Terrance Sullivan

UpNorth U bringing the heat. Great Blogging fellas.

Go Canes

UMike just got to eliminate the implosions and just play solid!

UMike

Im no expert....BUT... I think we played more 4-3 Golden's first year (kinda keeping with the old, much like Coley did last year with the O)...and it has gone backwards since. Before anyone says it, I KNOW we had more talent on that years D (or at least I think)...but still, big difference since they REALLY started implementing their style... imo

RCCF

In general, ideal front-seven players in the 3–4 are bigger and need to take on and defeat blocks more often in the running game

Now does not this description give you the EXACT opposite of Everything our DLine is?
so are they playing kids to their strengths or are they making them look bad?


RCCF....NoSwissCheese....No 3-4

U guys remember when we first started talking about No'D changing the scheme on this blog back whn Golden was 1st hired..
Funny how we still on the same Subject LoL.

UMike

30... I mean to say something the other day about that... glad he came thru ok

30CINCO

Seems like Trent Harris had some issues getting past the clearinghouse. All good now tho, he is out practicing.

RCCF

Posted by: Go Canes | March 04, 2014 at 12:07 PM

See this is why Soup told you to pipe down...you so ready to fight that you can't read...see

DB = Defensive Back
KR = Punt/Kickoff Return I.E. DEFENSE DUMMY
you Played Basketball hence why you think a TE can efficiently run a Defense you are a Dummy.. NOW U Are Dismissed.

RCCF

Ohio_Cane

Manny Navarro ‏@Manny_Navarro 58s

#Canes CB Larry Hope broke Antrel Rolle's #UM DB record for squat in the weight room this spring. Now he's trying to show team he can ball

Go Canes

Never played a lick of football in my life. I played basketball all through high school.

So we basically have the same level of expertise when it comes to defense, since you only played offense.

So calm down huh and let people just express their thoughts withiy you calling them dense, a boob or dumb?

RCCF

Posted by: UpNorthCane | March 04, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Exxxxxxactly Morris was a Get Er Dun or He is Done kinda guy...either he hit the homerun or he struck out.. Too many times the decision(football) was glued to his palm because of tunnel vision...I think the reason Im so hard on the CANES is because my Sunday Team is a MIRROR Image of the CANES...my ChicagoBEARS JayCutler = StephMorris.. No'D = MelTucker.. LoL

RCCF

Qwart from the infinite nexus

U silly humans and ur political talk. We far superior life forms are keeping our eyes on U. Try not to blow oneanother up... Now, what is this football u constantly speak of ?

RCCF

Serious Question tho...

Why do they (coaches,and kids)say the defense is the same defense that the Seattle Seahawks run...Uhm Last I Checked the Seattle Seahawks are a 4-3 Base Defense without a Noseguard hence We do NOT run what they run..

But maybe my acumen doesn't allow me to see as such..

RCCF

SOUP

Go Canes...please do not try to pick fights or antagonize. Play it straight, post your 411 and opinions and move on. The back and forth between two bloggers all day, every day gets OLD quick.

UMike

What do you guys think of Florida's rule where if a commit takes a visit they pull their offer?

UMike

haha SOUP

UpNorthCane27

Exactly RCCF I'm with you on the Morris description. Which is why you need a Qb who can manage a game make the right reads which leads to long drives resulting in TDs. This keeps your defense on the sideline resting and it allows coaches to make adjustments and coaching points with each group.

SOUP

Miami literally has 175-200 offers out for the 2015 class... now THATS what Im talking about lol... Cant no kid or his daddy say nothing now lol.... Recently we have been dropping offers to top prospects in TX.

Posted by: UMike | March 04, 2014 at 08:48 AM

Henceforth this process of offering recruits early and often shall be known as "The UMike Effect".

That is all.

UMike

Go Canes..another thing that worried me was it seems we got worse as the season went along, and that was without serious injuries on that side of the ball. You would think the D would start out by giving up 40 points to average teams, and then tighten up... seemed to be the opposite.

RCCF

oh I played DB/WR/KR...and mop duty QB..

RCCF...

UMike

Agree UMike but the did do that against UNC, Wake, Virginia and UF.

They played ok against Pitt and Georgia Tech, imploded against Virginia Tech and Duke and we're outclassed by FSU.

Pretty accurate?

Posted by: Go Canes | March 04, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Yes, I think this is accurate.

RCCF

I played Football up thru HS dad coached even before my conception...so yea I know a little bit I don't profess to be a guru but I will call crap when I see crap...and well..
I Call Crap

UpNorth true the offensive 3rd Down Debacle is a Battle I think getting rid of Morris who I was never a fan of is a Great move forward he had all the athletic ability but rarely used it... Canon of an arm but never placed it... Morris is alot of the blame of the Offensive struggles Kid had tunnel vision as most players are pointing out now that Williams eye placement is immaculate compared to wht they have seen...

So now that my resume is again put on blast I have yet to get a response EVER from you Go(lden)Canes... Have you ever played football?
Easy Question..Just Answer, I Did..

RCCF

Go Canes

Agree UMike but the did do that against UNC, Wake, Virginia and UF.

They played ok against Pitt and Georgia Tech, imploded against Virginia Tech and Duke and we're outclassed by FSU.

Pretty accurate?

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