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August 26, 2014

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Cane Since 1982

1st maybe

Cane Since 1982

Wow ESPN actually Duke and the U some love. Bold prediction says that Duke will be a Heisman Finalist. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11403638/florida-return-baylor-miss-playoff-other-bold-college-football-predictions-2014

AeroCane

Beat the freakin Cards! That's all I gotta say!
Go Canes!
Wanna see CT with a huge hit and fumble recovery on the cards qb!
PS hurricane grill has great fish dip!

VA Cane

Beat the Damn Coup De Ville....Basketball school!!!!!!!

SOUL SACRIFICE SANTANA AT WOODSTOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trianglecane

Philippians 4:11

Go Canes

@PLamRecruiting: Rowlett (Texas) K Drew Galitz (@drew_galitz14) de-commits from #Miami #Canes and commits to #Baylor. @CANEINSIDER | @SFLAanalyst

BigWindyCane1

I agree with ESPN that Duke can be a heisman finalist. That would also mean that the Canes win at least 10 games because heisman finalists don't come from 7 or 8 win teams.

86Cane

SOUL SACRIFICE SANTANA AT WOODSTOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: VA Cane | August 26, 2014 at 07:50 PM

Not too shabby? LOL

Ohio_Cane

Looks like Scott Patchan tore his ACL. Hope he's recovered by Spring ball next year

raizecane

top 10?

Cane Since 1982

Louisville figuring out that Kaaya is "Felicia's" son

http://www.thecardinalconnect.com/2014/08/25/miamis-starting-qbs-mom-is-the-bye-felicia-girl-from-friday/

Cane Since 1982

An offensive, defensive, and ST breakdown of Louisville.
http://www.canesrising.blogspot.com/2014/08/know-your-enemy-louisville.html

WWIN

Who's to say he didn't go back on his word????

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | August 26, 2014 at 03:17 PM
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By all accounts, seems to be only you, lol.

Posted by: 30CINCO | August 26, 2014 at 04:03 PM

Sorry, I forgot that Golden NEVER goes back on his word. Hey, sometimes you have to go back on your word if you have no other choice, I wouldn't be mad at him if he did!

UMike

### What was one key area that distanced Brad Kaaya from Jake Heaps?

UM loves Kaaya’s feet and ability to escape pressure; his athleticism is superior to Heaps’, which gives UM more options in play-calling. Conversely, Kansas radio analyst David Lawrence said Heaps’ “ability to escape pressure was limited, no question about it.”

### Most pleasant surprises of Canes camp, beyond Kaaya?

Three-star freshman Darrion Owens pushing for a starting linebacker job; Dallas Crawford exceeding all expectations and becoming a starting safety; Corn Elder still running with the starters at corner (one of UM’s deepest positions) less than nine months after knee surgery; freshman receiver Braxton Berrios earning playing time eight months after ACL surgery. And one more: receiver Malcolm Lewis is finally back to pre-injury form after the gruesome ankle injury during his freshman season.

### Biggest disappointments?

Michael Wyche, supposed to be a savior at defensive tackle, lagging on the fourth team because of conditioning issues partly resulting from an Achilles’ tendon injury at East Los Angeles Junior College last season…. Tight end Beau Sandland –-- whom former UM assistant Mario Cristobal assured would be the “next Jeremy Shockey” before Cristobal bolted for Alabama --- making little impact, then transferring.

### Will this be junior Duke Johnson’s last year at UM and how do scouts rate him?

Johnson says he hopes to earn his degree this academic year and that it’s too early to tell if he’s turning pro. His mother told Herald colleague Susan Miller Degnan they will see how the season goes before deciding.

But an NFL scout who met with UM coaches this month said UM people are under the impression Johnson probably will turn pro after this season.

“Size wise, he’s not a first-round pick,” the scout said. “Fast, quick, explosive, good hands but not the kind of back you’re looking for in the first round because of concerns about blitz pickup.”

ESPN’s Todd McShay has a third-round grade on Johnson, noting durability issues (including “a history of migraines” and a concussion and last November's ankle injury).

“Burst is his greatest asset,” McShay said. “Patience is a bigger concern than vision. He gets a little impatient and can run up blocker’s backs.”

NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline said "if Johnson stays healthy, he's a top 45 player."

### Might one of Kaaya's highly-rated high school teammates be joining him here?

Chaminade (Hollywood Hills, Cal.) four-star prospect Bar Milo, rated by rivals as the 32nd best prospect in the 2015 class, told rivals.com that he is "definitely leaning toward Miami" and will announce Wednesday. He said Arizona State, Washington and Nebraska are also in the mix.

"Miami was great," Milo said. "The facilities are fantastic. Everything was great. Having Brad at Miami was awesome."

He said Kaaya has told him that offensive line coach Art Kehoe "is an amazing coach and I'll really enjoy him."

Couple other recruiting notes: Under-Armour All American game kicker Drew Galitz switched his commitment from UM to Baylor today... Highly-regarded Booker T. Washington running back Mark Walton, who ran for 163 yards on 20 carries in his school's opening win at 24th-ranked Oscar Smith (Virginia), said he continues efforts to graduate next spring --- a year earlier than the rest of his class --- so that he can enroll at UM next summer.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/08/asking-and-answering-dolphins-heat-canes-questions.html#storylink=cpy

Go Canes

## What was one key area that distanced Brad Kaaya from Jake Heaps?

UM loves Kaaya’s feet and ability to escape pressure; his athleticism is superior to Heaps’, which gives UM more options in play-calling. Conversely, Kansas radio analyst David Lawrence said Heaps’ “ability to escape pressure was limited, no question about it.”

### Most pleasant surprises of Canes camp, beyond Kaaya?

Three-star freshman Darrion Owens pushing for a starting linebacker job; Dallas Crawford exceeding all expectations and becoming a starting safety; Corn Elder still running with the starters at corner (one of UM’s deepest positions) less than nine months after knee surgery; freshman receiver Braxton Berrios earning playing time eight months after ACL surgery. And one more: receiver Malcolm Lewis is finally back to pre-injury form after the gruesome ankle injury during his freshman season.

### Biggest disappointments?

Michael Wyche, supposed to be a savior at defensive tackle, lagging on the fourth team because of conditioning issues partly resulting from an Achilles’ tendon injury at East Los Angeles Junior College last season…. Tight end Beau Sandland –-- whom former UM assistant Mario Cristobal assured would be the “next Jeremy Shockey” before Cristobal bolted for Alabama --- making little impact, then transferring.

### Will this be junior Duke Johnson’s last year at UM and how do scouts rate him?

Johnson says he hopes to earn his degree this academic year and that it’s too early to tell if he’s turning pro. His mother told Herald colleague Susan Miller Degnan they will see how the season goes before deciding.

But an NFL scout who met with UM coaches this month said UM people are under the impression Johnson probably will turn pro after this season.

“Size wise, he’s not a first-round pick,” the scout said. “Fast, quick, explosive, good hands but not the kind of back you’re looking for in the first round because of concerns about blitz pickup.”

ESPN’s Todd McShay has a third-round grade on Johnson, noting durability issues (including “a history of migraines” and a concussion and last November's ankle injury).

“Burst is his greatest asset,” McShay said. “Patience is a bigger concern than vision. He gets a little impatient and can run up blocker’s backs.”

NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline said "if Johnson stays healthy, he's a top 45 player."

### Might one of Kaaya's highly-rated high school teammates be joining him here?

Chaminade (Hollywood Hills, Cal.) four-star prospect Bar Milo, rated by rivals as the 32nd best prospect in the 2015 class, told rivals.com that he is "definitely leaning toward Miami" and will announce Wednesday. He said Arizona State, Washington and Nebraska are also in the mix.

"Miami was great," Milo said. "The facilities are fantastic. Everything was great. Having Brad at Miami was awesome."

He said Kaaya has told him that offensive line coach Art Kehoe "is an amazing coach and I'll really enjoy him."

Couple other recruiting notes: Under-Armour All American game kicker Drew Galitz switched his commitment from UM to Baylor today... Highly-regarded Booker T. Washington running back Mark Walton, who ran for 163 yards on 20 carries in his school's opening win at 24th-ranked Oscar Smith (Virginia), said he continues efforts to graduate next spring --- a year earlier than the rest of his class --- so that he can enroll at UM next summer.

Twitter: @flasportsbuzz

Posted by Barry Jackson at 09:46 PM | Permalink

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/08/asking-and-answering-dolphins-heat-canes-questions.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

Go Canes to late this morning haha

UMike

I didnt even realize the kicker flipped lol

CaneRock

But an NFL scout who met with UM coaches this month said UM people are under the impression Johnson probably will turn pro after this season.

“Size wise, he’s not a first-round pick,” the scout said. “Fast, quick, explosive, good hands but not the kind of back you’re looking for in the first round because of concerns about blitz pickup.”

ESPN’s Todd McShay has a third-round grade on Johnson, noting durability issues (including “a history of migraines” and a concussion and last November's ankle injury).

“Burst is his greatest asset,” McShay said. “Patience is a bigger concern than vision. He

#Clearly these 2 don't know what they're talking about.

"Size wise"?...Dukes over 200 LBs now.

"Blitz pick up"? Seriously? That's one of Duke's STRENGTHS!...did He not watch the UNC game, where Duke got a concussion EFFECTIVELY picking up the blitz.

And McShay...SMDH!

"Durability issues"?...Yeah Duke got injured, but He looks better than ever.

"History of migraines"? Uhhhhh, Terrell Davis anyone.

"He gets a little impatient and can run up blocker’s backs.”? #NITPICKIN'!

The only one I agree with, is Tony Pauline..."NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline said "if Johnson stays healthy, he's a top 45 player."

Ohio_Cane

Watch all the analysts opinions change after this season. Barring injury of course.

CaneRock

Watch all the analysts opinions change after this season. Barring injury of course.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 27, 2014 at 08:50 AM

AGREED!

dj moonbat

The only one I agree with, is Tony Pauline..."NFL draft analyst Tony Pauline said "if Johnson stays healthy, he's a top 45 player."

Posted by: CaneRock | August 27, 2014 at 08:23 AM


Running backs have been sliding further in recent drafts, though. The first RB last year was somewhere in the 50s, wasn't he? Even if we're sure Duke is the first one taken, he might not go in the top 45.

Ohio_Cane

Former Cane, Luther Robinson, "making strong bid in Packers camp"

Ohio_Cane

Miami Hurricanes ‏@MiamiHurricanes 31m

On http://ESPN.com today: "Miami tailback Duke Johnson will be a Heisman finalist" http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11403638/florida-return-baylor-miss-playoff-other-bold-college-football-predictions-2014

Mountain Cane

As the rules have changed and the schemes and play calling with that, the highest paid football positions changed also.

Today QBs are obviously number 1. We are a country of almost 320 million people, and apparently have fewer than 10 guys who can reliably play NFL qb. Don't believe it? The Bengals looked around and gave the very average Andy Dalton over $100 million.

Next are DEs to rush that highly important QB and a left OT to protect that asset.

A true shut down CB is worth a ton of $ also, since so few guys can cover fast receivers that you are no longer allowed to give a mean look to, much less touch.

Bottom line, RBs just not as important as they used to be. If you can;t reliably pass, the league will shut down your run game.

Last, give the short career of NFL RBs, Duke leaving after year 3 is the only reasonable thing for him to do, especially with a degree already in hand.

For similar reasons, the numerous RBs considering coming to UM should not be concerned about the #s. Spreading and limiting their carries will add longevity to their career. Need enough touches to show your stuff before heading to NFL, but teams now knocking you down if they think you've been worked too much in college.

UMike

Mountain... great post and on point... definitely about Dalton.. that was crazy.

VA Cane

Yes 86 was watching Woodstock last night for about thew millionth time, Carlos one of my favs....Shrieve is great drummer as well....David Brown one fine bass player....Love the first 3 Santanas especially...great great records....He was 22 at Woodstock tripping on mescaline....great perfromance by a great one!!!!

86Cane

He was 22 at Woodstock tripping on mescaline....great perfromance by a great one!!!!

Posted by: VA Cane | August 27, 2014 at 10:03 AM

In those dayz everybody was trippin on somethin! Today all we have is OhioCane trippin on Alyssa Milano.

Ohio_Cane

Bar Milo committing tonight at 7:30 I just read. Expect a "#WelcomeToTheU".

86Cane

UMike...Dear Sir:

I am pleased to inform U that I have your FSU tix and parking pass in hand. I also still have the NSD 2014 player trading cards to send you. Please be so kind as to provide me your mailing address via email to complete this transaction.

Respectfully,

The Management

Ohio_Cane

In those dayz everybody was trippin on somethin! Today all we have is OhioCane trippin on Alyssa Milano.

Posted by: 86Cane | August 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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She fine.

86Cane

She fine.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 27, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Uh huh.

UMike

86... i actually emailed you my address this morning, check your email lol

UMike

Alyssa Milano has been fine my whole dam life!!

raizecane


Alyssa Milano has been fine my whole dam life!!

Posted by: UMike | August 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

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I have a feeling Kate Upton will fall under that same category....just saying.

UpNorthCane27

yall are wilding... SOFIA VERGARA baddest in the game!!!

UMike

UpNorth.. no denying that... just saying as far back as I can remember, even as a little kid, Alyssa Milano has been fine to me lol

raizecane

UpNorth - good choice but Kate made over 60 Million last year and is still in early 20's....again, just saying :-)

UpNorthCane27

lol i hear you and since im younger as far as i can remember Sofia has been that girl for me...

Umike you need that colombian girl in your life man.

UpNorthCane27

Raize, love me some Kate upton, but i can promise you she will not age as well as Sofia has... Sofia is like damn WINE!!! the older the better.

Ohio_Cane

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 1m

Petrino on ACC teleconference: "We're relatively healthy with the exception of [WR] DeVonte Parker.''

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 57s

Petrino on Miami: "Very talented on the defensive front...experienced ILB that can run and hit." Calls Duke one of the best RBs in country.

Ohio_Cane

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos now

Petrino says Louisville RB Michael Dyer, dealing with a thigh injury, is getting better, still questionable.

raizecane


Sofia is like damn WINE!!! the older the better.

Posted by: UpNorthCane | August 27, 2014 at 10:55 AM

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No argument form me........

raizecane

^^ from ^^

SinisterCane

GO CANEZ

Dude on a Pale Horse

Trying to get all my work done early so I can watch some football tomorrow! That's right... I SAID FOOTBALL!!! Can't wait for Monday when we stomp Loserville! The wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round.

Mountain Cane

Any word on AQM? I think he's set to break out---hope nothing serious getting in his way.

Ohio_Cane

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 34m

How much does Golden talk about Miami being national brand in recruiting? "From recruiting realm, young people still understand that.''

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 33m

.@GoldenAl: "In terms of our guys, they're just focused on Louisville.''

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 33m

.@GoldenAl on Duke Johnson: "No signs of fatigue or anything... Duke is ready to go.''

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 33m

AG on Duke:"Duke's been doing good...had a great recovery, no signs of fatigue..much stronger...posted his fastest 40 since he's been here."

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 33m

.@GoldenAl talks about how Kaaya has lots of veterans around him.

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 32m

Does Al's players have extra motivation in beating Louisville after bowl game? "No, not at all.''

Christy Chirinos ‏@ChristyChirinos 32m

AG on motivation after last year's RAB: "Louisville was a great team that played really well...this is a different team for both."

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 31m

.@GoldenAl asked about expectations of defense: "That's the challenge we have to answer. We can talk about it all we want.''

Susan Miller Degnan ‏@smillerdegnan 28m

Any plans for right side OL starters? "Isidora" set. Gadbois, Kc McDermott, Darling "will play it out" this week for RT spot.

30CINCO

Matt Porter @mattyports · 1h

Golden asked if Kaaya has been a facilitator: “He’s been beyond that." Said he's "moved from a manager to an attacker."

Mountain Cane

Remember, Matt also said Kayaa would redshirt.

Ohio_Cane

Per Tito on Twitter

@TitoBenach: Spoke with #Canes Commit Scott Patchan who has reported a torn ACL. Looks to have surgery soon and a quick and healthy recovery.

@TitoBenach: Head Coach Al Golden called and reassured Patchan that players his age have excellent recoveries. #Canes

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