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Posted by: The Dude | July 31, 2015 at 07:21

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Agreed!!! Everyone on here wants the same thing, we ALL want Miami to be dominant again!!! It's just that people have different views on how to do it!!


Dude on a Pale Horse

SOUP,

Did you get any lobster man? Did you melt some butter?

SinisterCane


Posted by: WWIN | July 31, 2015 at 06:45 PM

I'm @mattgriffith13. Her handle is @mw32779.

Posted by: The Dude | July 31, 2015 at 07:04 PM

@Sinistercane1

86Cane

#MeltedButter

CaneRock

FSU's biggest draw is not the booster culture, it's having FAMU in the same city. There are literally thousands of African-American Women a short drive away.

Posted by: Go Canes | July 29, 2015 at 10:00 AM

According to whom?

If this was the case, GT would be pulling in top 5 recruiting classes every year.

I have to respectfully disagree, those kids are going to FSU because they're winning.

Go Canes

Posted by: CaneRock | August 01, 2015 at 12:51 AM


Countless people I know and have known throughout the years who have attended FSU.

It's a massive draw for them. It has been for decades.

Alex D

What's good Legion/Canespace. Go Canes, not saying your theory is not true; however, couldn't the U play the same card with Florida Memorial University?

SinisterCane

Posted by: CaneRock | August 01, 2015 at 12:51 AM


Countless people I know and have known throughout the years who have attended FSU.

It's a massive draw for them. It has been for decades.

Posted by: Go Canes | August 01, 2015 at 08:28 AM

JMO

FSU has been winning for years also plus Miami got the baddest hoes in the State, so what's Golden's excuse?

Go Canes

This place makes my head hurt.

FAMU is right in Tallahassee, a stone's throw from FSU. There is no excuse because the whole world doesn't revolve around UM and Al
Golden.

It's enrollment is over 10,000. That's about 5000 college educated African American women right there practically on campus. Florida Memorial only has about 1500 total students and is all the way by Sun Life, in a not so great neighborhood 20 miles from campus.

It's a natural draw for an 18 year old kid. Bobby used it to his advantage for decades.

Not a big deal, just a nice advantage FSU has over most schools.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ citations needed. Name one recruit who said that, that's right you can't. Just baseless rumors.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Ridiculous the levels that children will go to.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Oh, and this place makes my head hurt because everyone is so stupid. Why do I even blog here when everyone can't see things the same way I do all of the time?

TonyCane

No to Lane....I would not trust him to stay or keep the program clean. Failure on the latter would literally be a death sentence for Miami.

Go Canes

Lol Dude.

I should have responded to the well thought out baddest hoes giving Golden no excuses comment with something equally well formulated.

Citations needed.

Lol.

Dude on a Pale Horse

:)

Dude on a Pale Horse

No to Lane....I would not trust him to stay or keep the program clean. Failure on the latter would literally be a death sentence for Miami.

Posted by: TonyCane | August 01, 2015 at 12:13 PM

How about Chad Morris or RichRod?

Lur-ker

Rich Rod. Horrible fit.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ why so?

Lur-ker

Runs a version of the spread (which I hate), shady (which we can't afford), can't recruit with very moderate academic requirements (like Michigan or Miami), comes off overall as a sleazebag ( that one is strictly just a personal bias).

Offense not cut out for our quality South Florida speed athletes. Especially running back. Yes lots of receiving yards, and lots of munchkin wide receivers running around free, but when has that kind of offense ever actually won anything huge. You might say Oregon, they are the masters of it, and they still can't get over the hump of the BCS/playoff champion

Look where he's had success, at schools were the only requirement for athletes to enroll is to have a pulse. At WV, when he was there, he'd get athletes in that couldn't even get into an SEC school.

Just overall because of that, and my own personal opinions I don't think it's a good fit at all. And he's not worth the 3 to 4 million he would demand.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ solid post. A major problem to me with RR is what are you left with if it doesn't work out? A bunch of spread players?

Lur-ker

My last sentence is the reason he would never come here. He's not worth that kind of money at Miami, not within our coach hire philosophy.. We might (big if) scrape that up for Saban, not for Richie. Bear in mind, what does Saban get at bammer? 8,10 mil? Look at how he left Michigan to answer your question. He was a horrible fit there. As a matter of fact, his offense never worked there.

CaneRock

The type of RBs coming outta SoFlo are a perfect fit for RR's offense...the quick &/or fast scatback types.

I think the bigger question would be, is RR a perfect fit for the QBs we have (Kaaya), and will eventually have on the roster (Allison)...I say no.


Lur-ker

He uses his RB's, but a "perfect fit" ? Nah. RR needs a a QB that can run like crazy, before anything else. The best RB's in 954/305 aren't necessarily "scatbacks" down here. They're getting bigger every year. Mainly though, that's not the history of where our best RB's go, rock. Look where our best RB's end up. Miami, FSU, SEC (including Ark, Ga, UiF, etc), very few end up in RR type spreads. Not all of them, but most don't end up going to those silly offenses. I called them silly, because I just don't like them

You're right about the QB. RR QB's, the perfect protypical one being Pat White, are athletes and runners first, and straight up quarterbacks last.

Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ there's always a RR QB in So FL though.

Go Canes

Great to see our future so excited to be here! Kid looks to be the real deal.

@ByTimReynolds: QB Jack Allison has signed grant-in-aid with Miami, telling AP "It's such a relief to know I have a place to be & it's a great place to be."

@Jackof2016: It's Official and I'm feeling great about it! Can't wait to finally be a Miami Hurricane! #GoCanes

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THE BLOCK WILL CONTINUE 2 STAY🔥🔥HOT🔥🔥
WE ARE NOT DONE JUST YET ANNOUNCEMENT COMING @6:30PM
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Dude on a Pale Horse

^^^ that's awesome about Allison. Coley has the QB spot in the best shape I can remember. I really hope Al can adjust and win. It's the only thing he hasn't done.

CaneRock

You better look at Cook's 2 TDs vs UM, they came outta the same 3 x 1 spread formation. A big back like Gus probably gets 12-15 yards at most on those plays.

And you can call those offenses "silly" all you want, that doesn't change the fact that 2 "silly" offenses played for a NC.

SinisterCane


Great to see our future so excited to be here! Kid looks to be the real deal.

@ByTimReynolds: QB Jack Allison has signed grant-in-aid with Miami, telling AP "It's such a relief to know I have a place to be & it's a great place to be."

@Jackof2016: It's Official and I'm feeling great about it! Can't wait to finally be a Miami Hurricane! #GoCanes

Posted by: Go Canes | August 01, 2015 at 03:55 PM


Where Dose Jack Allison rank amongst Pro style QB's?

USAFCane

Lane Kiffin doesn't really have a HC reputation to run but for some reason I think he'd succeed in Miami. Again can't say why just do.

VA Cane

all I can say is that as a football guy, who does it fairly regular, is this: Whether you like AlPa or not, NoDPa or not, or anything else.....Shapiro scandal, Onionhead, Clappy, sanctions, NCAA BS.....the bottom line is this: THEY ARE NOTHING BUT EXCUSES FOR NOT WINNING!

I am tired of excuses....you know who you are keep believing them as reasons:EXCUSES!
For yor realists, you know who you are...EXCUSES make things better, you can blame it on something besides the TRUTH!

It is time to stop whining crying whimpering and moaning....no excuses its time to WIN!

TonyCane

The Top 9 Lies To College Football Recruits:
(most of these taken from http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2014/08/dana_holgorsen_says_coaches_li.html)

09. "We Care About You More Than Just A Player"

08. "We really like you, but we need to evaluate more film"

07. "We care about your academic success"

06. "We aren't recruiting anyone else at your position"

05. "That coach won't be there for your full career"

04. "I will not be leaving this school for the NFL or another job"

03. "We'd like to offer you a full scholarship"

02. "You can come in and play right away"

01. "You are our No. 1 target"

and a bonus one!

"Amir, if you sign with us I promise that we will not recruit more than one player at your position for the time that you are here."

CaneRock

Drake - 1
Meek - 0

TonyCane


Four year Five/Four star players recruited for Miami opponents:


Florida State: 55
Clemson: 39
Virgina Tech: 27
Nebraska: 20
North Carolina: 15
Virginia: 13
Louisville: 9*
Georgia Tech: 3

Miami has 28 four and five star players on their roster.

This does not include transfers. Louisville has two 4-star transfers on their squad, for instance. Nor failures to qualify, transfers, or early departures for the NFL.

Go Canes

Ok then.

@DavidFurones90: Former #swag16 UM commit and 4-star WR Dredrick Snelson ends up committing to Minnesota. https://t.co/54umohDAw3

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SinisterCane


It is time to stop whining crying whimpering and moaning....no excuses its time to WIN!

Posted by: VA Cane | August 01, 2015 at 05:27 PM


Drop the Mic

laquinton

Chad Morris just signed with SMU.

laquinton

I can't deal with that avi

Dude on a Pale Horse

I don't follow rap so what's going on w/ Drake and this guy I never heard of? I guess Drake dated his fiancé Nicki Minaj?

NativeCane

NativeCane...Where U at?Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2015 at 08:09 PM

Ha! Im in Indusrial Contractor Hell! LoL, melted butter is just a dream.
My cousin got 187 over the mini season, said he was disappointed.

Dem Canes!!!

86Cane

I need more butter!

SinisterCane

Miami Football Predictions

July 30, 2015 by Jimmy Boyd


There might not be a hotter seat in college football than the one Al Golden is sitting in. Miami is 28-22 overall and 16-16 in ACC play entering his 5th season with the program. The Hurricanes lost four straight to finish 6-7 overall last year, including losing their bowl game against South Carolina. This marked just their third losing season in the last 35 years. Offense has never really been an issue, but defensively the Canes have struggled since Golden’s arrival.

We’re talking about a historic program here, one that sets the standard fairly high. You could point to a lengthy NCAA investigation that Golden had to push through, but recruiting has never really been an issue and Miami had seven players involved in the most recent NFL draft. With a feeling of the glory years slipping further away from the Miami faithful, the time is now for Golden to either produce or pack up.

Last Season
ACC (Coastal)
Record
ATS Record
Over/Under
Points For
Points Against
6th
6-7
5-8
4-9
29.2
24.3
2015 Schedule
Date Opponent Spread (Est.) Win Chance
9/5 Bethune-Cookman -31 1
9/11 @ Florida Atlantic -17.5 1
9/19 Nebraska PK 0.50
10/1 @ Cincinnati +2.5 0.46
10/10 @ Florida State +13 0.13
10/17 Virginia Tech -4 0.62
10/24 Clemson +3.5 0.39
10/31 @ Duke +3 0.43
11/7 Virginia -7.5 0.73
11/14 @ North Carolina -4 0.62
11/21 Georgia Tech +5 0.36
11/27 @ Pittsburgh PK 0.50
Estimated Wins: 6.74
Miami opens up the season with a scrimmage against Bethune-Cookman at home. The Hurricanes stay in Florida as they travel to FAU in week 2. Nebraska at home is on deck, the Cornhuskers won last years battle 41-31. A contest at Cincinnati will wrap up non-conference play for the Canes, and then conference play hits Miami right in the face with a road game at FSU, followed by two home games against Virginia Tech and Clemson. The first three teams that Miami opens their conference season against are projected to finish above their win totals. The Hurricanes face Duke on the road in week 8, followed by a home game against Virginia. UNC on the road is next, and this could be a pivotal game for both teams in the standings this late in the season if things are going well for the Canes. Miami earned the victory 47-20 at home last season. Things don’t get any easier as the Hurricanes wrap up their season with Georgia Tech and Pitt, two tough opponents that beat Miami last season.

Here’s an obvious statement about Miami last season, they essentially quit after the Florida State loss. The Canes lost to the Seminoles 26-30 at home as 2-point underdogs, not so bad considering how close the score fell to the number, bad if your one of the Miami players that only cares about the victory. The Florida State game last season was in week 10, and the Canes record heading into that contest was 5-4. What happens next is inexcusable as Miami lost their last three games, including their postseason loss. What makes it worse is they were favored in every game after the FSU loss, including losing to Pitt as double-digit favorites.

Roster Breakdown
You should probably get to know emerging quarterback Brad Kaaya’s name. As a true freshman last season he threw for 3,198 yards and 26 touchdowns. The 6’4″ 209 pound SoCal native earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors and set school records for a true freshmen in passing yards and touchdowns.

Running back Duke Johnson has departed for the NFL. Two talented running backs are slated to replace Johnson as sophomore Joseph Yearby and junior Gus Edwards will share carries. Yearby has a smaller frame then Edwards, but is crafty with his feet and can avoid defenders with sharp cuts, while Edwards is surprisingly fast for a 6’2″ 230 pound power runner.

The Hurricanes lost Phillip Dorsett, and that’s a huge blow to a rather average receiving core. The Canes will need Stacy Coley, who averaged only eight yards per catch last year, to find his form again. Coley averaged 17.9 yards per catch and had a freshman All-American season in 2013.

Miami lost their standout left tackle Ereck Flowers to the NFL as well. In fact, the only full-time returning starter on this line is Danny Isidora, the right guard. The rest of the starting line has a lot of youth but saw a decent amount of snaps last season.

The defense during the Golden age has been questionable the whole way through. The Canes finished 14th nationally in total defense last year, but that was all smoke-and-mirrors. In conference play, Miami allowed 4.9 yards per play while only collecting 15 sacks total. The Hurricanes’ main issues were obviously on third down and in red zone situations last year and with the loss of linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive end Anthony Chickillo things might get worse before they get better.

The defensive line lacks depth and is inexperienced, and there is even less depth at the linebacker spot. Defensive end and pass rushing specialist Tyriq McCord has to move over to outside linebacker. The loss of linebacker Denzel Perryman and defensive linemen Anthony Chickillo and Olsen Pierre are obvious, but defensive ends Chad Thomas and Al-Quadin Muhammad are emerging as valuable assets. Junior linebacker Jermaine Grace finished second on the team last year in tackles and most of his minutes were with the second string.

The Hurricanes can be proud of the secondary, which should be a strength this season as junior cornerbacks Corn Elder and Artie Burns, along with senior safety Deon Bush, really seemed to gel last season. Bush alone forced five fumbles last year and Elder and Burns are ball-hawks.

Odds
Regular Season Win Total
ACC Championship Odds
National Championship Odds
6.5
+1600
+16500
Odds Courtesty of Bovada
Season Predictions
With average coaching and the lack of a winning mentality, Miami has proven that even with elite athletes you can still fall short of expectations. Whatever the case may be, there really is no excuse for the results Miami has put up in comparison to the level of talent that goes through the U.

I don’t see anything changing with a new player personnel this season. The departure of all that talent the Hurricanes sent to the NFL will be too much to overcome. This season has rebuilding year written all over it. Maybe with some patience by the Hurricanes’ AD in a couple years Golden might create something worth talking about. Most likely what will happen is Golden loses his job by the the end of the season.

This also isn’t the most favorable schedule for the Hurricanes. FSU, Duke, UNC and Pitt are the road games for Miami, and none of those are soft spots. The Canes also have to face Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech, all teams projected to finish well this year. I will lean toward their under, though 6-7 wins seems about right.

2015 Projections
ACC (Coastal)
ACC Record
Overall Record
Win Total Prediction
6th
3-5
5-7
UNDER 6.5
I asked a few other experts on Miami Football what they thought about the Hurricanes’ upcoming season. Here’s what they had to day.

NativeCane

Buttah!

Ohio_Cane

Miami after former UF defensive tackle

Last week, GatorBait.net broke the news that defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick received his release from the University of Florida, allowing him to seek schools to transfer to for this fall. Sources indicate the Miami Hurricanes, a team that was heavily in Bostwick's recruitment out of Port St. Lucie (Fla.) St. Lucie Centennial in 2013, is trying to lure the former four-star into their school.

Apparently the Hurricanes are the leader for Bostwick, who is also considering in-state programs Central Florida and South Florida as well as flirting with the idea of going to a junior college for a semester.

TonyCane

Jimmy Boyd will be proven oh so wrong.

Go Canes

That post is missing the opinions of three others who say we'll do better than that.

Go Canes

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SinisterCane

That post is missing the opinions of three others who say we'll do better than that.

Posted by: Go Canes | August 01, 2015 at 09:49 PM


ASA

ASAWins.com

OVER 6.5 Wins – We think the Canes come into this season a bit undervalued. The finished 6-7 last year but their “stats” say they were much better than that. They actually outgained their opponents by an average of +100 yards per game on the season. Despite a losing record, they out-yarded 9 of their 12 opponents in 2014. They had a true freshman QB working his way through the kinks last year and now Brad Kaaya is a sophomore and we look for him to be very good. They lost some key skill position players, but one thing we know, Miami has a lot of talent. On the other side of the ball, the defense returns 12 of their top 18 tacklers. The Canes start the season with Bethune-Cookman, FAU, and Nebraska (at home) before a bye week. They have a great shot to win those three games and then only need three more wins the rest of the way to top this low number.

Peter Ariz

Peter Ariz

CanesInSight.com

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OVER 6.5 Wins – I like Miami to win more than 6 without question. Although there are still question marks on the defensive side of the ball, elite quarterback play at any level of football elevates a team’s success tremendously. The Canes have just that in Brad Kaaya, who is coming off a big freshman season. ACC Coastal is wide open as usual.

John Pickens

John Pickens

StateOfTheU.com

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OVER 6.5 Wins – After Miami went 6-7 last season, no one seems to be giving the Canes a chance in the Coastal Division. Brad Kaaya is going to prove himself to be one of the best quarterbacks in the nation and with his leadership, Miami can win at least 8 games this season. Although the ACC crossover games are brutal in 2015, Florida State won’t be as dominant this season and the Canes get Clemson at home. Given the frustration level of fans regarding the coaching staff, it’s crucial the Canes have early success. If Miami gets by Nebraska and Cincinnati to start 4-0, this young team is capable of surprising people. Kaaya has good weapons at WR and I expect a bounce-back year for Stacy Coley. Despite the loss of Denzel Perryman, this could be Al Golden’s best defense in his tenure at Miami. More depth up front and a experienced secondary (Burns, Howard, Bush, Carter) will make a big impact this season. Miami’s problem wasn’t talent last season – it was poor execution in the red zone and on 3rd downs. If the Canes can improve a bit in those areas, Over 6.5 wins should be safe.

Harry Kroll

Harry Kroll

CanesWarning.com

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OVER 6.5 Wins— This is far from a sure bet, but I’m reasonably confident that Miami gets to at least 7-5. While the offensive line is a question mark and the ‘Canes did lose offensive stars Duke Johnson and Phil Dorsett to the NFL Draft, that will be at least somewhat mitigated by the freshman to sophomore leap for superstar QB Brad Kaaya and Miami’s perennial talent at the skill positions. The defense should be solid, returning most key players and you could argue the secondary is the best in the ACC. The schedule is really tough—which is why this pick is not a lock—but it’s not as difficult as last year’s and Miami needed a lot of bad luck to get just six wins in 2014. Take the over.

Jerry Steinberg

Jerry Steinberg

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OVER 6.5 Wins – First of all with the exception of perhaps the Clemson (because of Deshaun Watson) and Georgia Tech (I really like what Justin Thomas does as a system QB) games the ‘Canes should go into every contest on their schedule with an advantage at QB. Sophomore Brad Kaaya is the reigning ACC Freshman of the Year and with his natural talent, work ethic, and dedication to taking on a larger leadership role, UM has a terrific signal caller to build around. At any level having a top QB is good for at least a few wins. The Hurricanes did lose a ton of offensive talent to the NFL (OT Ereck Flowers, RB Duke Johnson, WR Phillip Dorsett and TE Clive Walford among others) but the drop off will not be a precipitous as one might expect. Joe Yearby, Gus Edwards, and freshman sensation Mark Walton will share the load in replacing Miami’s all time leading rusher. Stacy Coley who was a freshman All-American two years ago, and Rashawn Scott are a nice set of targets for Kaaya on the outside. So the offense should hum. Keep an eye on the O line though. They have some talent up front, but not a lot of depth. On defense there will be no easy replacement for Butkus award runner up LB Denzel Perryman. But there is a plethora of young and talented rush ends led by former 5 star recruit Chad Thomas, and the return of promising sophomore Al-Quadin Muhammad (suspended all of 2014). The secondary has experience and star potential led by S Deon Bush and CB Tracy Howard. The biggest key to the defensive side of the ball will be how well they plug the middle. Michael Wyche and/or Courtel Jenkins are the two top candidates to emerge as run stuffing NT/DTs. All in all this is a team that has a lot of nice pieces top to bottom. Of course a lot of UM fans will tell you last season’s 6-7 team had even more talent, and the coaching staff is the real problem in Coral Gables. This is a make or break season for Al Golden and Co. Another mediocre year would likely end his tenure. Something tells me that while this team is not quite good enough to have the break though season to cool his hot seat, but behind Kaaya and a speedy/talented roster they win 8 regular season games. I think the ‘Canes get big wins over Nebraska and Virginia Tech, but stumble against more complete squads like Clemson, FSU, and Georgia Tech. Add in a loss somewhere else to someone/anyone they have no business losing to and you can round out the season at 8-4.

Justin Fessenden

Justin Fessenden

CanesWarning.com

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OVER 6.5 Wins— I will take over the 6.5, but not by much. I think 7-8 wins is about right. There is finally sufficient depth at RB, WR, TE, DL, and DB. However, if there is an injury at a position not mentioned, the Canes could be in a bit of trouble. There is talk of much more team unity and that could make a difference because a lot of players (and coaches) are very tired of losing.

Juan Toribio

Juan Toribio

CanesWarning.com

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OVER 6.5 Wins— I’m going with the over this season, but it’s not a confident pick at all. Miami brings back Brad Kaaya and a lot of talented players, but they also just lost guys like Duke Johnson, Phillip Dorsett and Denzel Perryman. Those guys are hard to replace. Miami has holes on the offensive line and the defense is still in question, but I think they have enough firepower to get to seven wins this season. It’s going to be an interesting season for the Hurricanes, but the FSU and Clemson crossover games are tough for a team that’s still looking for it’s identity. With all that, I can’t picture the University of Miami failing to win seven games in consecutive seasons, so take the over.

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