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August 02, 2015


Dude on a Pale Horse


^^^ post spring depth chart.

Dude on a Pale Horse

3 days until camp.


Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 03, 2015 at 02:36 PM

Ohio, he could and should have caught in, no doubt, but with the defender obstructing his view, he misjudged where to put his right hand. Watch the slo mo replay closely - once the ball hits way of center off of his right hand as he's in the air and moving forward, the catch had very little chance of being made.

The mistake was in the initial contact with his hand and the ball, and him e not placing that hand in the right position. It may well be his view of the ball was obstructed.

In my view, a catchable ball, but with an extenuating circumstances of a hand placement misjudgment.

Not a shooting offense.


Maaaaaan, UM was abusin' FSU's DBs & LBs that night. In addition to that dropped TD by BB, UM would've scored TDs on the drives where Walford & Dobard fumbled...left a potential 21 points on the field...SMDH!


On second way his view was not obstructed, he just misjudged hand placement. Still not a hanging offense. Those gloves, though. Why so big and thick?


"you play the game to win"

Go Canes


Dude on a Pale Horse

Miami should have beat FSU.


Coley wasn't targeted enough and when he was it was mainly for bubble screens!

It's like with a shooter in the NBA... take Steph Curry for instance... if he misses his first 3 shots are you suppose to not pass him the ball or tell him to stop shooting? Or like when he had a couple of bad shooting games... you have to keep feeding him!


Meant: on second view ...


"First i'll like to thank the good lawd above for giving me this here talent "



**With fall camp starting up this week, here are some things you should not be surprised to see this season:

--Gus Edwards goes for 1,000 yards. I don’t buy into Greentree hype easily, but this is his year. Fastest running back on the roster. Coaches believe the switch finally flipped for him.

--Rashawn Scott puts up better numbers than Phillip Dorsett last year. Dorsett went for 36 receptions, 871 yards, and 10 TDs in his senior year and some Canes fans wished he had been targeted more. I can see Scott catching 50 passes this year and going for 900 yards and 10 touchdowns. Although Scott is not the same sort of deep threat that Dorsett was, he will be Brad Kaaya’s guy when the going gets tough. Look for him to be a 3rd down machine.

--Chris Herndon becomes a pivotal part of the offense. Herndon can block, catch, and run. James Coley will have the ability to flex him out wide or use him in the backfield as a blocker. X-factor

--Joe Brown becomes a big part of the offensive line rotation. We all know how Art Kehoe loves his rotations, and with all the questions on the line, I see Brown as a darkhorse to snatch up a lot of playing time. Brown is a kid who the Miami staff caught some flak for offering, but he has developed nicely and showed ability during the spring.

--Corn Elder emerges as Miami’s best cornerback. Although Artie Burns is the best pro prospect at corner on this team, Elder is ready to shine. He is healthy and the loss of Antonio Crawford leads to him being thrown into the spotlight. More reps will equal more plays.

--Freshman QB Evan Shirreffs catches very positive buzz throughout camp and presumably as a practice squad quarterback. James Coley’s ability to find quarterbacks has been well documented and Shirreffs is a guy with nice film, throws a beautiful ball, and has already received good reviews as far as work ethic.

--All black uniforms

**Here is a look at some new cleats for the Canes. Icy:

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**I stopped by Columbus last night for their opening practice of fall and I continue to be impressed with the potential of their team this year. That potential Flanagan matchup in the playoffs once again is extremely intriguing.

--The Explorers are led defensively by what could be one of the most devastating pass-rush tandems in the entire country. Miami commit Josh Uche and 2017 DE/OLB Guy Thomas (little brother of Matthew Thomas) are both lengthy, explosive bodies who are still growing into their frame. Defensive Line coach Pedro Marti wants to make sure those guys are bringing it on every snap.

--Uche came up to me earlier in the day when I was on campus to tell me that he already sees Canes fans worried about his commitment, but that he is completely solid. He received offers from Florida and Alabama over the last two weeks. From talking to people around the Columbus program, they agree that Uche will stick. His family is big on academics and Miami has done a good job selling him on that.

--The defensive backfield is special too and will give defense coordinator Alex Trujillo a lot of flexibility to send pressure. 2018 Miami commit Joshua “Woogie” Jobe can play either corner or safety with his size. 2017 CB Trajan Bandy can be on an island and is a huge weapon covering slot receivers. 2017 CB Marlin Brooks (son of Nate Brooks) is smooth. Good luck throwing on these guys this season.

--Offensively, I really like what I see from senior QB Alex Ros. Ros brings some athleticism to the quarterback spot for the Explorers and can really extend the play with his feet. Watch for him to be a breakout star in South Florida this season.

Link to see cleats pic (They're SWEET!): https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/canes/88776


To be UTough U must establish Pillars of Performance before U can deserve Victory!

Posted by: NativeCane | August 03, 2015 at 11:38 AM

NativeCane dropping some more wisdom!


Posted by: CaneRock | August 03, 2015 at 11:59 AM

But what does "bust d--k" actually mean lol?

Doesn't sound too good to me!


He timed it jump good, but IMO, He should've jumped vertically, instead of horizontally. I was gonna say He should've ran through it, but it would've probably bounced off His helmet.


Stadium grass being watered. Looks good!



If U watch that whole video of all of Kaaya's throws, U can see elite talent there. Kid's gonna be great.


But what does "bust d--k" actually mean lol?

Posted by: WWIN | August 03, 2015 at 03:14 PM

AKA..."Put ya' d--k in the dirt."


Coaches must think BB's hands are OK if they've got him returning punts this year.


Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 03, 2015 at 02:36 PM

Hit'em in the palms of both hands and Braxton didn't have to leave his feet make that catch. Anyway we'll see how improved his hands are


How many drops other than the FSU one did Berrios have?


If U watch that whole video of all of Kaaya's throws, U can see elite talent there. Kid's gonna be great.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | August 03, 2015 at 03:18 PM

He's a gym rat for sure, but I don't think He has elite arm talent. The one throw that tells me a QB has elite arm talent, is the 12-15 yard out from the opposite hash...and He threw a couple of em' last year that could've been P6s.

I've never seen a QB walk into UM with a noodle (Walsh,Dorsey,J12, etc..), and walk out with a rocket launcher.

He's gonna have to play within His limitations IMO.


Posted by: CaneRock | August 03, 2015 at 03:16 PM

Jumping vertically or more vertically than horizontally may have helped, but his forward and angular momentum would have prevented him from doing so, and he consciously make the effort he may have gotten an inch more elevation, but that's it. If that.

Just mentally take the route he did, running at speed, and then think of yourself jumping vertically. I don't think I've ever seen somebody jump vertically like that. Usually what happens is the player twist his body around in the air and makes the catch with the ball in front of his face. That's the only way to get more vertical height when you're running like he was running. You twist your body and you'll get more elevation. But that was a perfectly thrown ball. He didn't need to do that. And it can be argued that he didn't need to leave his feet.

Either way, I don't remember too many drops from him. Of course I remember that one. I'm sure there may have been one or two others. But I didn't see him as at somebody that had the dropsies. We've had other great receivers that early in their career had way worse dropsies than he did


Posted by: 30CINCO | August 03, 2015 at 03:41 PM

The games I watched he had a few down the second half of the season not many but the Drop in the end zone vs. FSU will always stick out.


I hope kaaya has improved on that extra slap on the ball before he throws. It's wasted motion and he'll get it to his target quicker if Coley can get him to stop it. Oh, our boy dorsett dropped a difficult catch for TD as well, let's cut Welker some slack.


Looking for 2 tickets to the Nebraska game. Any extras out there?


AKA..."Put ya' d--k in the dirt."

Posted by: CaneRock | August 03, 2015 at 03:22 PM

What's the meaning of that... cuz that doesn't sound to good either? Lol


12-0, start up that bus!!!

Posted by: The Dude | August 03, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Dude - I'm with you. I took the bus to get it washed.

Posted by: MDCane | August 03, 2015 at 01:12 PM

That is what U gotta love about this place.



Old Skool, hey man I became a great Uncle today and guess what the boys middle name is? Yep Judson, LOL!

Tried to get em to name him Terrance or Tom but they wouldnt go for that. Ha

His daddy is a Nole and his mom is a Gator so there is a chance for him to be a Cane!

Dem Canes!!!


"you play the game to win"

Posted by: Demons | August 03, 2015 at 03:04 PM

Yes, yes U do!


They all dropped some easy passes. That FSU td Berrios dropped would have been a difficult catch for most the way his body was.. he had a couple on the Nebraska game that were easy passes.

While not elite Kaaya has a good arm. And he was pretty jittery at times last year that will have you rushing passes.

Team is playing paint ball tonight. Bonding together.. #wefense

Anybody still read canesport. Had a interesting article? Some of it was what we read here but what was said about Al and his 22 starters especially on defense was true.


Poster on CS is saying that it's a done deal and Jaynard Bostwick is now a Cane.

Could be BS, but who knows. Should find out real soon if it's true.


Twilite Zone .


### It’s easy to figure out why Las Vegas odds-makers have placed UM’s over/under for wins at 5.5 or 6: This team won six games last season and loses seven draft picks.

But one of those professional handicappers, Miami-based Lee Sterling, offered us some additional insight into why expectations are so low among odds-makers.

We offer this merely as food for thought, which Sterling delivered via email:

“Based on pure talent alone I rank Miami #43 out of 128 Division I teams,” said Sterling, who works for Paramount Sports and appears on more than 40 radio stations nationally. “Teams with a similar 40-45 ranking over the last 10 years that play in a top 5 power conference usually finish with a 6-6 or 7-5 record.

"According to my power rankings Miami played the #12 toughest schedule last year. This year they get a bit of a break playing just the #30 toughest schedule. The main reason that happened is most of the toughest games are at home this year with a road contest at FSU being the only game where Miami should be a projected underdog.

“Also figured into this is Florida State and Nebraska are weaker talent wise compared to last season based on players lost in the draft and grades placed on new starters. Also, if FSU running back Dalvin Cook doesn't return that would downgrade them even further. The 2nd toughest game on the UM schedule also got a bit easier as Clemson has lost preseason first all ACC LT Isiah Battle to suspension then the supplemental draft and SR kicker Ammon Lapik to suspension.

“As many as 7 games will have betting lines of less than 7 points. Since these will probably be the games that determine if Miami has a winning record, surprisingly Golden is 15-11 [against the spread] in his four years in these games but 2-5 [against the spread] last year.

“In my opinion the two most important things in winning games in college football are QB play and the play of the defensive line. A QB can mask a lot of deficiencies on the OL and WR's that have trouble getting separation and the defensive line can control the line of scrimmage and get pressure on the QB. Surpringly these were the only two areas except for special teams I project Miami to be stronger than last season.

“Kaaya should be stronger, more efficient and comfortable with the offense and the DL with young players like Chad Thomas, Jelani Hamilton and recently reinstated Al-Quadin Muhammad could all have breakout seasons. All the other areas of the team I project to be weaker this season.

“Al Golden keeps bringing up the defensive statistics that improved from 2013 to 2014 and they did improve all the way up to #14 in yards per game, #15 in yards per play and #17 pass yards per game but those numbers don't tell the story of poor 2nd half adjustments and the fact in key games in the 2nd half the defense was far worse and had trouble making stops. The Canes were also the 21st most penalized team in college football with 63.6 yards in penalties a game.

“The biggest worry on the team is the OL which only returns 1 starter and has little depth. The only player who if he is as good as I think he is can possibly turn the offense from good to great is incoming freshman Mark Walton. He could be a home run hitter and a game changer. The two co starters Joseph Yearby and Gus Edwards are only situational or change of pace backs.

“Picking a final regular season record." Sterling concluded, "is almost as tough as picking the two teams that will play in the Super Bowl. Injuries and one play in two to three games can change so much but if I had to put my reputation and money on it Miami finishes at 7-5. That probably won't be good enough to save Al Golden as in my opinion they need to go 8-4, 9-3 or win the Coastal Division."



Booker T. Washington senior offensive lineman Willa Pierre has never lost a game in high school.

Pierre doesn’t plan on letting anyone change that this season.

“You either play for Booker T. or get beat by Booker T.,” said Pierre, a third-year starter. “I can’t remember the last time I lost a football game, and I don’t want to start now.”

Pierre’s boast echoed the sentiments of a squad eager to prove that Booker T. Washington can still compete at the highest level.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/high-school/prep-miami-dade/article29917129.html#storylink=cpy

If only are Canes still had this attitude.


Kaaya has an elite arm. He can and has made every throw an NFL QB has to make.

I do agree he was jittery at times. Think that's been explained as his lack of complete control of the offense at times, especially in second halves of games where adjustments are being made and he needed an expanded knowledge base to counter.

Don't think that will happen this year at all.


Interesting article UMike.

Would think a well informed guy like that would have mentioned a decline in defensive stats in the second half of games last year had a direct correlation to the gigantic drop we had in offensive output in just about every game of importance.

This year will be like last year in that we will likely be in position to win just about every game down the stretch.

Costly turnovers, special teams blunders and absurd penalties killed us in those moments last year. Avoid those and factor in the growth we hope/expect from Kaaya and our defensive front seven and I just can't see us being anything less than a 9 win team.


Kaaya was jittery at times.

To put that in perspective, how many true freshmen QB's led their Power 5 conferences in passing last year? Or ever? I'm sure it's happened, but it's a rare occurrence.

Add to that the fact that as an incoming freshman QB, who DIDN'T early enroll in spring, and first set foot on campus in June, what he did was amazing.


Interesting juxtaposition of two articles.

One has a handicapper claiming we only have top 40-50 talent.

The other references an attitude about never losing.


Joseph Yearby will get 1000 yds this yr.

Go Canes

@ChristyChirinos: Part two of our series as Miami gears up for camp Thursday. A look at the #Canes defense... http://t.co/f6VQeyeUL3


Maybe their attitude should be to accept losing since they only have top 40-50 talent.

Go Canes

Don't think anyone is telling them to do that or even see anyone implying they should.

Terrance Sullivan

Time will reveal who has the right prognosis of our Canes Season. 32 days. Go Canes. Just hoping our Canes can stay healthy. Looks like the team had a blast playing Paintball before getting ready to get real serious for Fall Camp and the 2015 Season.


Stephen Morris had an elite arm, Kaaya's arm strength is not even close.


Go Canes...yea I get that lol..I was obviously being a sarcastic ass since others want to be jerks first thing in the morning.

These Canes don't have that attitude, dont seem to have that burning desire to win and want to be dominant.


Im still not sure of the win total or record I think we will end up with. If I had to pick, I would guess 8-4 or 7-5.


No good having an elite arm, as far as strength is concerned if you can't control it.

Kaaya arm strength might not be as strong as Morris, but he is a better QB, IMO.He might be a better QB now, than Morris was going into his senior year.


I would take a smart and accurate QB over a strong armed one. Most would argue Dorsey had a noodle for an arm. His arm strength will only get better.

Old Skool

Congrats Native. With a name like that the kid's going far

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