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December 31, 2014

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HawaiiCane

First!!!

HawaiiCane

#BringButchBack is my NYE wish!

j.w.

Dos

86Cane

Tres

86Cane

Who is in?

Terrance
KYCane
Old Skool
Harry Miller
86Cane

Who got next?

CaneRock

Barry:

### Inside linebacker: Kiper and McShay have none in their top 20. Mississippi State junior Benardrick McKinney, who is reportedly likely to turn pro, is rated 24th by Kiper. “Love the length and the range,” Kiper said.

Kiper said McKinney, who’s 6-5 and 250, “can be effective in the middle and on the edge: His versatility is driven by what a special athlete he is. He's going to run as fast as many running backs and jump as high as some good wide receivers."

### FYI: McShay has UM’s Denzel Perryman 32nd in his mock draft.

### Running back: McShay has Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon 23rd and Todd Gurley (off a torn ACL) 29th. But running backs tend to slip and with Lamar Miller’s emergence, it would be very surprising if Miami took a back high.But if UM’s Duke Johnson slips to the third round --- which Kiper believes is possible --- he certainly would be worth considering.

### Cassandra Prophet Mitchell, Duke Johnson’s mother, created a stir on Facebook by saying “the majority of the team would not be there” if players could transfer without sitting out a year and that “kids [are] tired of this crap.”

Told Tuesday that her comments could be perceived as a shot at Al Golden and the UM staff, Mitchell declined to clarify what she meant and said she wouldn’t be commenting on the matter.

### Jedd Fisch, who left UM two years ago to become the Jaguars' offensive coordinator, was fired Tuesday because of philosophical differences with coach Gus Bradley regarding the development of Blake Bortles. Bradley thought Fisch was overloading Bortles with too much information at once.

Both Al Golden and the UM administration like Fisch but there's obviously no opening here. Several reports have speculated that offensive coordinator James Coley might become a candidate for the same job at Georgia. Coley declined overtures from Kentucky earlier this month.


VA Cane

The only stats that matter in my eyes are the W's and L's and we ended on a 4 game losing streak!!!!

That is unacceptable!!! 4 Muthaf@#$ing losses in a goddamn row? GTFOH with this shyt......

Now that is REALITY!!!! Really....you AlPa lovers are blind....I don't give a damn about stats!!!! You can quote all the #s you want and defend the man....he loses way too much...is full of excuses and is a pulling the wool over many eyes....I think he and the whole supposed leadership are satisfied with average...or worse....cause they relish in it...and keep making excuses!!!! They got you hooked like a smallmouth bass on a treble hook!!!

Heres a # for you put it in your needle and shoot it!!!!

96-3 6 of last 8 SBs out of 32 schools.....my kids 13-14 are far superior fundamentally, aggressively, schematically and skillwise than any team AlPa has ever coached. Stick that in your brainwashed mind and loudmouth jaw and blow it baby!!!!!! Woooooooooooo!!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Soup I can't wait my Brotha. So pumped for this.

Old Skool

Okay the fishing trip has my ears perked up.

SinisterCane

Good morning Spacers and EFF U Golden supporters

1mg of Epi

There is HUGE difference between believing something to be true, and wanting something to be true. This is true.

"Cassandra Prophet Mitchell, Duke Johnson’s mother, created a stir on Facebook by saying “the majority of the team would not be there” if players could transfer without sitting out and that “kids [are] tired of this crap.”

Told Tuesday that her comments could be perceived as a shot at Al Golden and the staff, Mitchell declined to clarify what she meant and said he wouldn’t be commenting on the matter."
Read more here:

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sport...#storylink=cpy

1mg of Epi

If Al Golden is given 2015 with his 6-7 record what makes anyone believe he wouldn't be given 2016 in similar circumstances? What possible difference does one year on a contract make? Especially if Al got the gravy deal. Also, it's not like Miami has no idea who they could get now. There is a PERFECT opportunity to hire an ace HC right now and they are passing it up. That should tell anyone everything they need to know about what Miami's bottom line is all about.

Posted by: The Dude | December 31, 2014 at 01:31 AM

What I've been saying for a few weeks. 8-4,7-5 he's back. 6-6 likely w a bowl win he's back.

1) No headlines
2) Players graduate
3) Bowl game

The reason for the lack of movement is not $, the cloud or a new prez. It is all a matter of expectations.

raizecane

Another day and no word on ANY coaching changes.......this is pathetic.

Go Canes

Any time I can laugh at a Gator, it's a great way to start my day.

@SportsCenter: ICYMI: What an ending! Florida State wins at the buzzer when Florida defender tips ball into his own hoop. http://t.co/8bnrD7QxR5

Go Canes

Soup I'd love to join you all for part of your weekend, perhaps a baseball or basketball game.

Go Canes

@DarrenHeitner: Former UM coach Randy Shannon will be recruiting coordinator LB coach at Florida (via @Brody_IAKOW)

1mg of Epi

Lets assume that the impossible happens and Al fires his coordinators, brings in Jed (or someone good) who calls his own plays and a D coordinator whose given the latitude to install a new system. Is that enough to shut us up?

SinisterCane

Posted by: Go Canes | December 31, 2014 at 08:31 AM


You know CaneSpace hate both teams but thanks for the posting FSU/FU news.


#FSU win makes me happy

1mg of Epi

@DarrenHeitner: Former UM coach Randy Shannon will be recruiting coordinator LB coach at Florida (via @Brody_IAKOW)

Posted by: Go Canes | December 31, 2014 at 08:34 AM

Didn't randy supposedly burn his recruiting bridges when he was HC?

Go Canes

Lol /\/\/\

Lighten up Sinister, it was funny.

SinisterCane

I'll Google it and check it out

dj moonbat

Lets assume that the impossible happens and Al fires his coordinators, brings in Jed (or someone good) who calls his own plays and a D coordinator whose given the latitude to install a new system. Is that enough to shut us up?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | December 31, 2014 at 08:36 AM


I'd probably watch the games. I always liked the wacky things Jedd Fisch did.

The real question is whether, after a year of that, we would give them 2016. Because everybody knows that there's going to be kinks in year one of a new system...

30CINCO

@DarrenHeitner: Former UM coach Randy Shannon will be recruiting coordinator LB coach at Florida (via @Brody_IAKOW)

Posted by: Go Canes | December 31, 2014 at 08:34 AM
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First 2 years Randy as HC, did great at recruiting. Last 2 years, not so much.

Will be really weird seeing him in the gator colors.

dj moonbat

First 2 years Randy as HC, did great at recruiting. Last 2 years, not so much.

Will be really weird seeing him in the gator colors.

Posted by: 30CINCO | December 31, 2014 at 09:53 AM


It's hard to recruit when your team can't win. Randy couldn't win enough to keep the kids away from Urban Meyer.

So we better hope that McElwain is a failure at UF. Because I think Randy will have no trouble recruiting kids from Dade if UF starts winning early.

30CINCO

The 3rd year was when Randy had his most wins. You would think that after that year, you would be able to recruit as well as the previous years which were worse in the W/L column.

The class that came in after his 3rd year was the worst one as far as production goes.

Go Canes

His hiring as recruiting coordinator being met with a lot of yawns on Twitter, which I found surprising. Saw these as a retweet. Don't know if accurate.

@JGJr9: This is the same Randy Shannon that once signed 7 WRs and 0 CBs. That’s what you want in a recruiting coordinator?

From 08 to 10, Randy signed 4 CBs. 2 of which busted out of school in a year. In a 3 year span Randy brought in 2 useful CBs. Think about it

dj moonbat

The 3rd year was when Randy had his most wins. You would think that after that year, you would be able to recruit as well as the previous years which were worse in the W/L column.

Posted by: 30CINCO | December 31, 2014 at 10:08 AM


Except that by then, UF had turned into a juggernaut.

CaneRock

Randy & T-Rob vs Williams & D'Onofrio...booooooooy, it's a looooooong way till Februrary.

30CINCO

Except that by then, UF had turned into a juggernaut.

Posted by: dj moonbat | December 31, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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Kinda like FSU

SOUP

Soup I'd love to join you all for part of your weekend, perhaps a baseball or basketball game.

Posted by: Go Canes | December 31, 2014 at 08:33 AM

OK, all in!

UMike

I think his success will depend on just how true the stories were that he wasnt liked by HS coaches locally, at least at the end of his time here. I think its more important what we do on the field than how RS does recruiting here.

SOUP

Email me what specific events you want to attend or if you are all in for the entire trip.

Skool...Harry Miller has a good friend that lives in Key Largo and has two boats, one is strictly a fishing boat and one is a pontoon boat for bay sunset cruising and restaurant and bar hopping. A year ot two ago they went out and caught 30 dolphin fileted them and took the filets to a local restaurant where they cooked them up multiple ways.

dj moonbat

Except that by then, UF had turned into a juggernaut.

Posted by: dj moonbat | December 31, 2014 at 10:15 AM
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Kinda like FSU

Posted by: 30CINCO | December 31, 2014 at 10:17 AM


Yes. Like that.

Terrance Sullivan

Co-sign UMike statement!

J'Ville Cane

@DarrenHeitner: Former UM coach Randy Shannon will be recruiting coordinator LB coach at Florida (via @Brody_IAKOW)

Posted by: Go Canes | December 31, 2014 at 08:34 AM

Didn't randy supposedly burn his recruiting bridges when he was HC?

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | December 31, 2014 at 08:43 AM

That's called a talking point. You've heard them before. (MYTH)

Remember Golden was wanted by a bunch of schools when Miami hired him, and the teams were lazy and spoiled under Shannon; (MYTH) however after 3 Utuff sessions we still fade down the stretch.

Al Golden did a great job handling the "cloud" (MYTH) even though all HE did was coach a mediocre football team and earn 2.5mil

Miami owe Golden for hanging in there during the investigation. (MYTH) As if 2.5mil was not enough.

Al Golden is a great recruiter. (MYTH) If I recall correctly there was one guy that currently post on here who stated Al recruits just as good as Jimbo Fisher. LOL

When Randy missed on a recruit it was he only recruited one school in Miami, when Folden miss out on a recruit it's well we can't get them all.

I can go on and on but I'm sure you get my point.

They just repeat them over and over and in their mine it becomes the truth regardless what the FACTS show.

Go Canes

Agree 100% UMIke

CaneRock

Why would Randy have a reputation amongst the HS coaches?...because He didn't recruit crooks like Thomas Finnie?...or kids who thugged outta Marshall like Kevin Grooms?

UpNorthCane27

By the looks of it Al golden has not been fired and No'D is still on the staff along with Jethro and dumb face Williams..... FML man FML thank god 2014 is in the past but too bad itll be more of the same mularkey coming outta Coral Gables.....

Randy Shannon F U for going to U F

Canes Revolution!!!!!! Take back Coral Gables in 2015!!!

30CINCO

Want to know how many times UM went to visit Miami Central, a school that won the Class 6A state title this year and produced 17 Division I players on Wednesday (and as Golden pointed out produced more D-I talent than the entire state of Connecticut)?
"They came out once in the spring," Rockets coach Telly Lockette said Thursday night, shortly before Golden hosted nearly 100 head coaches and assistant coaches from Miami-Dade County at UM's basketball game against Georgia Tech.
"I remember the recruiting coordinator [Aubrey Hill] and the [defensive backs] coach [Wesley] McGriff came out to see us. McGriff came one other time. I'll say they came three times total to be safe."

Lockette, one of three on the board of the Miami-Dade County Coaches Association, doesn't want to take shots at Shannon or his staff. He's known Shannon since he was a teenager, grew up playing at the same park where Shannon frequented up in Northwest Dade. But Lockette still isn't sure why the Hurricanes didn't come around to recruit his players more often or other local players many thought were good enough to play for the Canes but ended up elsewhere.

The thought process here isn't that the Canes need to get every local kid. The thought process is at least come and make your presence felt so if you have to offer a kid late in the game, you don't come in as a total stranger.

"I remember Randy coming in personally about a year ago, we sat down and talked," Lockette said. "From then on, we thought it was going to be better. I'm not trying to throw Randy Shannon or his staff under the bus. I just thought they were recruiting a different type athlete. They would say, 'Well this guy can't play at Miami.' Jeffrey Godfrey? He can't play at Miami? You look at the guys who are going off to Louisville and what they're going to do. You know and I know you've been watching football for a long time -- that's sickening.

"At the end of the day, if you look at the track record, I've been here for three years. You mean to tell me I'm sending 53 kids off to school from here, 38 are D-I and only one is going to UM? I don't know what the deal was. They have to answer that."

UMike

CR..if I remember correctly there were stories that RS basically ignored a lot of local schools and focused on just a few. I know some coaches flat out said they didnt hear from Miami when RS was there. I am NOT a RS supporter or defender...just passing on what I remember reading and hearing after he left.

Ohio_Cane

Why would Randy have a reputation amongst the HS coaches?...because He didn't recruit crooks like Thomas Finnie?...or kids who thugged outta Marshall like Kevin Grooms?

Posted by: CaneRock | December 31, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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This is a joke, right? U don't remember Shannon's recruits that flamed out/got kicked out? Really?

So Randy DIDN'T recruit all those kids who were part of the NCAA scandal and were suspended at least the opener vs Maryland?

Randy DIDN'T recruit Jeffrey Brown who raped that girl on campus when Golden arrived?

Randy DIDN'T recruit Ramon Buchanan who assaulted a police officer?

Do I need to keep going?

Go Canes

I remember it that way too.

SOUP

J'Ville and Rock...U guys are so wrong, so off base, so ridiculously mistaken that it is not even funny anymore, it is just downright sad.

#WeStillTalkinBoutShannon?

#RevisionistHistory

#GetOverIt

Go Canes

Good post Ohio.

roachcane77

Let's assume that the impossible happens and Al fires his coordinators, brings in Jed (or someone good) who calls his own plays and a D coordinator whose given the latitude to install a new system. Is that enough to shut us up?
Posted by: 1mg of Epi | December 31, 2014 at 08:36 AM

In short... YES. That would shut me up for a year.

HOWEVER, as you stated to open the piece... "assume the impossible happens and Al fires his coordinators."

That's never ever gonna happen. Al is WAY TOO SMART for us, and WAY TO SMART to have ever make a mistake in choosing coordinators or coaches...

Like I said last night. The ONLY coaches we lose this year are those that WANT to leave this sinking ship before it hits the bottom of the Mariana Trench where it's currently headed. Al will probably make it LOOK LIKE he "fired" them, instead of them "quitting" on their own.

This is all very sad.

CaneRock

SOUP...sorry buddy, revisionist history doesn't apply to this one, I brought RS up in the present tense.

raizecane

RS is no longer a Hurricane so who gives a flip......nothing to see here so move along :-)

Demons

RS has to know he is being exploited for his , whatever connections he has in south fl,Arkansas hired him to get Collins up there , fl is going to do the same thing with him , I guess money over loyalty comes first , well if I was broke I would do it to.

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane...so now Ramon Buchanan assaulted a police huh? Just a few months ago, you argued me up & down that He ain't do $h!t! LMAO!

J'Ville Cane

Posted by: SOUP | December 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Who brought up Randy? It's a blog, I commented on what was mentioned. Randy was a bad coach, just like Golden is, I don't think that can even be debated. But.......

I don't mind you showing me where I'm wrong?

3 years of utuff and we fizzle down the stretch? FACT? Just the other day someone posted an article on the first half verse second half scoring and our record when down at the half. I didn't make it up.

AL Golden was a hot commodity when we hired him. So hot that he wasn't even one of our first choices (FACT)

Al Golden did a great job handling the "cloud" (MYTH). What exactly did he do. Be a pretty face for the cameras? The school hired attorneys and Donna made her statements through the media keeping pressure on the NCAA. How well did he recruit? Good enough to finish deal last in the weakest conference in football

Al Golden is a great recruiter. - see above

When Randy missed on a recruit it was he only recruited one school in Miami, when Folden miss out on a recruit it's well we can't get them all.

- Randy had just as many soflo recruits in his class as Golden. I doubt Fl is dumb enough to hire him as head recruiting coordinator without knowing of his connections down south. But then again I could be wrong, Miami hired Al Golden, how dumb was that.

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