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March 25, 2015

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JCane

FWIW, the 4/2 game is at 9pm. 'Night all.

JCane

Stanford isn't a great shooting team, but they rebound well and end up putting up some points typically. The U has to be ready to crash the boards on D, especially without Jekiri there, and still put up some points on O, something it hasn't consistently done in a while. I expect a tough game, but even with Rodriguez and Jekiri out, the Canes should be able to make a game out of it. We shall see.

JCane

Quickie overview of Stanford, as they edge closer to a date with the U on Thursday.

They were weak down the homestretch, losing 8 out of their last 12 games prior to the NIT. They beat a then top 10 Texas, but lost to all other ranked teams played, including Duke, Ariz.x 2 and Utah x 2. They also lost to a bunch of mediocre teams, from DePaul to WSU to Colo to UCLA twice. They were pretty solid against most of the teams they should have beaten, but clearly a good but not great team in the PAC whatever conference, ending up with a .500 rec in conference.

Final: 67-60, Stanford wins.

Ohio_Cane

We play Stanford on Thursday night.

JCane

under 1:30 to go, still a 2 point game in favor of Stanford. Stanford hits again, back to a 5 point game, 64-59, with 45 sec. left.

JCane

Here's hoping Sherman really steps up. He has a lot of potential, but still makes many freshman type mistakes. He's not as well-groomed as Jekiri had been, and this team is definitely missing a bunch of players it got through the season with due to injury.

Stanford is now up by 3 with @ 2 and a 1/2 min left after ODU hits two quick buckets to cut into the 7 point lead. 61-58, now make that 61-59 with 2:15 left.

JCane

Stanford is starting to try to stretch things a bit, now with a 5 point edge with 4:14 left in the game.

Dan Tana

Jekiri out for the NIT final. Damnit. Concussed vs, Temple.

JCane

Stanford now has a 46-45 edge over ODU with about 11 and a half minutes left.

Gutsy win by the U tonight, with neither team seemingly playing their best, and the U taking advantage of the fact that Temple is typically not a great shooting team. With Jekiri out for the championship game after sustaining a concussion tonight, the U will need to see a swarming D with some of the big men stepping up and hopefully a better shooting %. There hasn't been much O rebounding, with the team being more focused on a defensive mindset tonight of getting back and not giving up many, including a lot of one shot and done if Temple had the ball.

Nice run by the U in the NIT. Great to see them get to the championship game. Now, let's see Coach L find a way to pull this one out on Thursday. My hope for the opponent is that Stanford and ODU play into trip OT tonight. Seriously, ODU concerns me more in terms of their potential, but they're both solid teams, and the U can't expect to always come back after giving up huge leads early in the game. That being said, I've been impressed by the never say die attitude!

Okay, now ODU has a 49-47 edge with @ 9 and a 1/2 minutes left.

Sarasota 'cane

http://www.stateoftheu.com/2015/3/31/8323877/bad-news-for-the-miami-basketball

Well that sucks!

Ohio_Cane

Tito:

Zach Moss visiting UM tomorrow

No hunch, no inside info, but it wouldn't surprise me to see him pull the trigger tomorrow. He's talked about committing for quite some time now and I would expect the staff to push him to commit as well.

TonyCane

Wow!

TonyCane

Grest job by the Canes. Bring home that NIT trophy!

BigWindyCane1

Go Canes! Get that NIT championship banner to hang at the BUC!

Sarasota 'cane

Stanford out of the gate 14-0!

Sarasota 'cane

Like I said, the kid needs therapy. Anyone who throws away what he has over meaningless stuff, needs some mental help.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 31, 2015 at 04:05 PM

I was Kevin in high school and my "therapy" was the Army! It's never too late to start your life over. I hope he gets the help he needs.

Terrance Sullivan

Canes win. Boom Baby. Sebastian Beak Twist.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I think so Mi@mi

mi@mic@ne

canes vs stanford in the final?

Dude on a Pale Horse

Stanford v Old D coming on next, if you want to watch the competition.

Sarasota 'cane

Hell yeah! Finals!

Go 'canes!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Take that Temple! That's what you get for giving us Al!

mi@mic@ne

Great win..without jk in most of the game

KYcane

Great win!!!!!

Dude on a Pale Horse

60-57 canes, final.

mi@mic@ne

COACH L IS THE MAN WOOOO

mi@mic@ne

wooooo we win wooo

Ohio_Cane

CANES WIN!!!

NativeCane

Canes win! Canes win! Canes win!

60-57

mi@mic@ne

barnett gets two

Dude on a Pale Horse

Got a 1 year old here too.

Dude on a Pale Horse

60-57.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Yeah.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Just trying to post as fast as I can.

mi@mic@ne

3 up now

mi@mic@ne

you guys are way behind we are 4 up

Dude on a Pale Horse

60-55

Dude on a Pale Horse

20 seconds

Dude on a Pale Horse

Missed both free throws

mi@mic@ne

OACH L SHOWING WHAT A REAL BBALL COACH IS ALL ABOUT WOOOO

Dude on a Pale Horse

Temple shooting 2.

mi@mic@ne

canes babbbyyyy

Dude on a Pale Horse

Temple no doubt will try 3.

Dude on a Pale Horse

34 seconds remains

Dude on a Pale Horse

58--55 miami

Dude on a Pale Horse

56-55 miami with ball, 43.9.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I'm just kidding with you mi@mi.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Temple with an amazing layup.

mi@mic@ne

well the shot was put up with two d ...sherman was gonna block it anyway so it was a dumb drive

Dude on a Pale Horse

56-53 Miami calls to.

Dude on a Pale Horse

1 minute

Dude on a Pale Horse

mi@mic@ne,

You complain about refs more than anyone I know, lol.

mi@mic@ne

that last foul call was bogus... they been letting that stuff go the whole half...canes get jipped

Dude on a Pale Horse

Coach L is actually the real deal. An elite CB coach.

NativeCane

Are BBall cheerleaders hotter or is that just Nativegoggles?

Dude on a Pale Horse

3:36 left.

mi@mic@ne

coach L has got these guys cranked up wooooo

Dude on a Pale Horse

56-49

Dude on a Pale Horse

53-49 Miami

NativeCane

Canes 56-49

Dude on a Pale Horse

With bigger bodies they could be an ACC dark horse next year.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Miami looks like they have athletes.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Playing great D.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Miami playing well McClellen knocking down 3s.

NativeCane

Canes on a run 49-47!

NativeCane

Dudes call correct!

NativeCane

Canes hit a 3.... 43-42

Dude on a Pale Horse

44-43 Miami.

Dude on a Pale Horse

8 minutes left, down by 2.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Canes going dunk city.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Close game.

NativeCane

Pimple dont wanna win this and the Canes are Dam glad of it!

NativeCane

Go Canes! Beat Pimple!

TLuv

Just a reminder, tomorrow is Sean T's birthday. Still miss him.

RIP to the greatest.

Go Canes

@GoldenAl: Our coaches will be on the road in 3 wks lookin to add to the #1 class in US! Transformation Meets Tradition! #Swag16 http://t.co/ZhCcRdjS6F

Ohio_Cane

He's been given opportunity after opportunity...He should KNOW BETTER!

Posted by: CaneRock | March 31, 2015 at 04:04 PM
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Like I said, the kid needs therapy. Anyone who throws away what he has over meaningless stuff, needs some mental help.

CaneRock

I don't feel sorry for Olsen at all...He comes from money...has both parents...He's been given opportunity after opportunity...He should KNOW BETTER!

CaneRock

TD...IDK about all that "Tombstone" talk, but the way I see it, it's "The blind, leading the blind".

Dude on a Pale Horse

Kid is a wreck.

Go Canes

Wow that's sucks for him and his family.

Ohio_Cane

Wow, Kevin Olsen already violating rules and Towson and has left the program. Kid needs therapy, badly.

http://thetowerlight.com/transfer-qb-olsen-leaves-towson/

The Dude

What is wrong with people? Why do you want to kill someone, let alone a kid? I know this sounds like crazy talk, but someone needs to go Tombstone on these gangs, "From now on I see a red sash, I kill the man wearing it!" I know that violates like everything in the Constitution but come on, some thing has got to give when innocent children are getting hurt.

CaneRock

Man UMike, I just noticed that link you posted was dated for yesterday. Them cats ain't wait long to carry out street justice. Hopefully it doesn't go back & forth and another innocent bystander gets shot.

UMike

CR it is sad...such a lack of guidance by "fathers" out there. I had a 14yo kid in the group home I work at, kid is 6'1 already, dunks the ball with ease and on the football field is a monster. Easily the most athletic 14yo Id ever seen. I took a few of them to a driving ranged a few weeks back, this kid never touched a golf club, 15 mins later he is hitting the ball 250 yards. Crazy athletic...

One of the reasons he is in states custody and in the shelter involves his moms bf beating him...of course the mom is still with this dude smfh...so the other day he gets to talking about how his dad is in jail but will be out soon. So I asked the kid if his dad and his moms bf get along and he says "yea..their in the same gang, they have to get along. Their both GD's (gangster disciples)"....how sad is that. Dude dont have no issue with this other man beating his kid and his kid now in states custody all cause gang ties.

Im on this kid EVERY day about his future and school etc...every dam day...only problem is he wants to play for Florida...which I wouldnt mind if it gets him out of this mess.

CaneRock

Freakin' crazy man, at 10 & 16 Y/O, you're supposed to be having the time of your life!

CaneRock

My bad UMike, I thought only 2 of em' were shot. Crazy.

Ohio_Cane

Man, 2017 DE Deandre Johnson from Killian was stabbed at school by a girl student. Prayers for the young man.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | March 31, 2015 at 12:20 PM
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He's ok. Stable condition at the hospital. Posted an instagram pic.

UMike

Investigators said the incident occurred a few blocks from where 16-year-old's Richard Hallman and Anthony Nixon were shot on Mar. 24. Nixon is recovering and is expected to be OK. Hallman, a Booker T. Washington High School student, died from his injuries. "It's so hard for me," said Tranell Harris, Hallman's mom. "I'm so hurt right now."

Surveillance video captured three men dragging Hallman's body into the emergency room, but they left after delivering the boy without providing any answers. Now police are trying to find them. "We need to find out who they are," said Miami Police spokesperson Frederica Burden, "and question them as to why they were actually bringing the victim into the hospital."

Hallman was the cousin of University of Florida's quarterback Treon Harris, and he had dreams of future success in football, in college and maybe even the NFL, but those hopes are now gone.

A few hours after Richard and Anthony were shot, 10-year-old Marlon Eason became a victim. He was bouncing a ball outside of his Overtown home just blocks away from the other shootings, when he was fatally shot in the head. "These are babies that they're killing," said Eason's grandmother, Dorothy Ruffin. "They don't deserve their lives to be taken."

Considering the proximity in their location, police said they are looking into the possibility that these shootings are connected.

http://www.wsvn.com/story/28656039/teen-hospitalized-in-miami-shooting

CaneRock

UMike...the 16 Y/O survived, the 10 Y/O was shot & killed.

Go Canes

@ByTimReynolds: All 32 NFL teams will be at UMiami pro day tomorrow, and NFL Network is sending a large crew to cover.

UMike

Brandon Harris & Treon Harris's 16yo cousin, a student at BTW was also shot and killed recently... Sad. Its why I do the work I do

Go Canes

Posted by: VfB_Cane | March 31, 2015 at 11:02 AM

I don't think its a coincidence Saban is giving second and even third chances to kids he feels can help him win.

I don't know if you have to cheat but I do think you have to turn a bit of a blind eye to things like character issues, questionable academic performance and to some of the ugly parts of the recriuting game.

Based on what we just went through I question if we're prepared to do much if any of that.

Lots of talk about the administration's dedication to winning. I feel they are, but not at any cost like many programs out there.

raizecane

When it comes to blogging, be lucky we dont have these issues. Just SAD

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/31/asia/bangladesh-blogger-death/index.html

Ohio_Cane

Man, 2017 DE Deandre Johnson from Killian was stabbed at school by a girl student. Prayers for the young man.

Ohio_Cane

Tom Symonds ‏@Tom_Symonds 7m7 minutes ago

Looking forward to tomorrow’s Pro Day at The U. All 32 NFL teams will be in attendance - http://gocan.es/1IMJmZJ

CaneRock

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — Malik Rosier is on the football and baseball teams at Miami, which means he has needed help to juggle a demanding spring schedule.

Somedays, a nap between practices is the answer.

Other days, cold towels serve as a quick refresher.

And now there's the hypnosis. No, really.

"It's something you have to try," Rosier said, "to see if you believe in it."

He's a believer now. One day after being hypnotized — a former Miami player named Lenny Moore, who was part of the 1983 national championship team and now is a hypnotherapist displayed his talents for current and former players in a show this weekend — Rosier threw the first touchdown pass of Miami's spring game Saturday.

Both Rosier and starting quarterback Brad Kaaya took part in the hypnosis show, designed in part for some to deal with confidence issues or phobias. In the case of Miami's quarterbacks, they just did it for fun. With them, confidence issues aren't exactly lacking.

"It was a funny experience," Rosier told The Associated Press, as Kaaya stood nearby nodding in agreement. "If it doesn't work, hey, you can say you don't believe in it. If it works, hey, it works."

Miami's defense won the spring game, 54-47 in a unique system that gave points for everything from first downs to three-and-outs to touchdowns and takeaways.

But Rosier was one of the eyecatching performers in the game — even though what he was doing Saturday in no way resembled what Miami expects him to do in certain situations this fall. And after a year where Kaaya got virtually all the snaps for the Hurricanes, a two-QB system of sorts seems to be possible in 2015.

"Malik's had a good spring," Miami coach Al Golden said. "He's balanced both really well. He's been mature. He's made a lot of progress. There's some other things that we can do that benefit him and his style and that's something we're not getting into in this arena here today."

With good reason. Obvious reason, too.

Kaaya is the prototype pro-style quarterback, who isn't afraid of saying that Rosier can do certain things — like be a dual-threat — that aren't in his wheelhouse. It's easy to envision the Hurricanes using Rosier as a change of pace this fall, or a decoy, or even more.

"He's juggling two different calendars right now, football calendar and baseball calendar," Miami offensive coordinator James Coley said. "When he goes full-time in the football, it's going to be fun because he can play, man. He can flat-out throw the football."

Rosier isn't just messing around with baseball, either. He's appeared in only four games for the nationally ranked Hurricanes, but has reached base in four of his six plate appearances and has even connected for a home run.

And on the football field, Kaaya has been duly impressed.

"He's a little change-up for the defense," Kaaya told the AP. "He's more mobile than me, he can do zone reads and all kinds of stuff like that. For now, we'll keep a lot of that a secret, but there's a different side to the offense that we don't usually show."

Spring football is now over, so Rosier — who credits baseball coach Jim Morris for not overly minding the unavoidable schedule conflicts — will be cleared to rejoin the Hurricanes baseball team on a full-time basis when their weekend series at North Carolina is complete.

More naps and cold towels will be in his plans. Someday, maybe more hypnosis, even.

"It's been a good experience," Rosier said. "Everything I've had to do to get to where I'm at, to me, it's worth it."

VfB_Cane

Casting aside the Ponzi scheme comment, the rest is a nearly impossible formula.

Posted by: Go Canes | March 30, 2015 at 07:07 PM

That's the really big question I don't have an an answer for. Is college football broken beyond repair, i.e. can you still try to hold on to the noble principles of amateurism, winning the right way, balancing education and athletics etc.?

Or do you have to cheat to win and every winner now has to "bend the rules" to get to and stay at the top, at least in the revenue sports?

30CINCO

Local Prospects Mark Bright Future For Hurricanes

As Miami Hurricane football fans flocked to Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale last Saturday for the annual “CanesFest” spring game, all eyes were peeled on some of the impact players that this program will need to get over the hump and head back toward the top of the nation’s elite.

With experts all over the country weighing in on how this once dominating program has little chance to join the Alabama’s, Ohio State’s, FSU’s and other powerhouse college teams, head coach Al Golden and his team has paid little attention to what the outsiders have to say about a team that finished 6-7, losing to South Carolina in a year-ending bowl game.

As many continue to have their opinions about the program, including former players who elevated the school in the past, there are those who stand by the fact that all you have to do is recruit smart and fill the roster with local and state players.

For those who cannot grasp how important it is to continue to attract local talent, you have to understand that when it comes to producing elite football prospects – Florida – and most importantly, south Florida – produces more prospects than any other region of the country. So it makes sense that the Hurricanes start to really make an effort to keep these stars at home.

With so many quality prospects leaving the area each year, this past recruiting season seemed to hit a chord with local high school coaches and fans who have changed their way of thinking. Instead of watching these tremendous athletes fill out rosters of other schools across the state and the nation, they have started to urge these players to now keep their options open and jump aboard a program that is trying to right a ship that has been out of the national picture for 15 years.

As last Saturday’s spring event did showcase many locals who have stepped up and started to help turn this thing around, eyes were also on the future – as many current high school players – in the classes of 2016 (rising seniors) and 2017 (rising juniors) – have already committed to turning the “U” around.

“The toughest thing as a fan is to see all these local high school stars leave here every year,” Hollywood resident Mike Harris said. “With so many elite players who fill out local high school rosters, it’s a shame to see them all leave and make other schools successful.”

While local players leaving Miami-Dade and Broward each year is nothing new, it has taken a turn where very few – if any top-flight prospects are staying home and making the Hurricanes relevant once again.

As current prospects such as Artie Burns (Miami Northwestern), Jamal Carter (Miami Southridge), Joseph Yearby (Miami Central), Stacy Coley (Northeast), Jaquan Johnson (Miami Killian), Jermaine Grace (Miramar), Herb Waters (Homestead), Malcolm Lewis (Miramar), Chad Thomas (Miami Booker T. Washington), Ryan Mayes (Miami Northwestern), Demetrius Jackson (Miami Booker T. Washington), Trayone Gray (Miami Carol City), Walter Tucker (Plantation American Heritage) and Mike Smith (Miami Northwestern) have kept that local flame burning, fans such as Harris and others believe that this is the trend that will help the ‘Canes continue to attract the talent that not only helps this team win the ACC, but become a national power again.

“I have been a fan since the 80s,” Marylynne Kemper of North Miami explained. “My sons both played high school football here in south Florida, so we know what kind of talent has walked out on us the past two decades.”

With so many quality football players to choose from, Miami has never been able to get them all, and fans have learned to live with that fact that prospects will always leave, but many also understand that the Hurricanes need to start keep players at home.

As fans watched the spring game, and have been supportive, watching players such as Californian Brad Kaaya and many others help this football team turn things around, it’s locals such as Danny Isadora (Cypress Bay), Nick Linder (St. Thomas Aquinas), Trevor Darling (Miami Central), Tyre Brady (South Dade) and St. Thomas Aquinas prospects Anthony Moten and Jelani Hamilton who will end up bringing fans to the games and help with support.

Ask any local fan who has stood by Coach Golden through the past five years – and all will tell you that it has been frustrating to see quality players – from Palm Beach to Homestead – depart each year, but things are starting to change, and it has been evident over the past five months.

“There has been a 360 degree turnaround in the way south Florida athletes are starting to look at this program now,” said Plantation resident and local football enthusiast Dana Wiley. “These next two (2016 and 2017) classes, along with the players they have on the roster now, have a chance to really make a difference.”

NO. 1 FOR 2016
As many football fans across the country continue to shake their collective heads at how a program that has struggled the past decade can recruit the way the Hurricanes have, the solution may be simple.

As Miami currently holds down the No. 1 recruiting class for 2016 nationally – by a long shot – the solution is kids wanting to be a part of a turnaround. These athletes see so many former UM players making a huge impact at the pro level and want to do the same.

The 2016 class already includes a number of local prospects; athletes who are not only regarded locally and statewide, but nationally as well. Players such as receiver Sam Bruce (St. Thomas Aquinas), receiver Dionte Mullins (Miami Gulliver Prep), defensive end Joseph Jackson (Miami Gulliver Prep), Coral Gables speedy running back Amir Rasul, safety Cedrick Wright (Miami Gulliver Prep), South Dade defensive back James Wiggins, defensive back Deion Jackson (Hallandale), defensive end Joshua Uche (Miami Christopher Columbus), defensive end Jaquwan Nelson (Fort Lauderdale) and Pembroke Pines Flanagan safety Devin Gil.

Also, nationally-recognized prospects such as Orange Park linebacker Shaquille Quarterman, Palmetto quarterback Jack Allison, Wellington receiver Ahmonn Richards, Santaluces linebacker Zach McCloud, defensive back Tyler Byrd (Naples), Deltona defensive end Evan Hinson, Jacksonville Raines linebacker Michael Pinckney, Pahokee fullback McArthur Burnett and Fort Pierce Central linebacker Greg Simmons.

2017 TOO
As well as the Hurricanes are doing in the Class of 2016, the current sophomore class is also making a move toward filling out Miami’s roster for 2017 with big time linebackers Waynmon Steed (Miami Central) and Tyler Dunning (Fort Lauderdale Dillard), running backs Robert Burns (Miami Gulliver Prep) and Bentavious Thompson (Miami Killian), Miami Norland offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer quarterback Todd Centeio.

Ohio_Cane

UM Pro Day is tomorrow at Greentree

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