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January 12, 2016

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Go,GoCanes!

I'm en fuego man.

Getting silly at this point!

58 Straight

Angel is weak link.

Not gonna work unless Coach L makes the switch.

Terrance Sullivan

Ughhhh. But Good Pics of our Canespacer Sinister Cane. We need to get it together to beat Clemson on Saturday. Go Canes!

58 Straight

Sinister is "The Minister" of Canespace.

TSully...U better call him to the front of the congregation!

Terrance Sullivan

LOL 58 Straight. The Congregation is on Vacation!

Dude on a Pale Horse

Reading your complaints about the temperature was cute, Idaho laughed really hard.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Miami Bball was right there, then it fell apart. We can get better, and unlike tge Fball team under AG, I trust JL to do the job.

VfB_Cane

Good effort by the BBall team. They need to learn from theses type of games to become an elite team.

ESPN takes a look at the football team and sees good things happening:
http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/90206/miami-doesnt-crack-early-top-25-but-canes-could-be-there-by-seasons-end

Go Canes!

http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/01/13/get-to-know-the-miami-hurricanes-five-2016-early-enrollees/

VfB_Cane

Posted by: Go Canes! | January 13, 2016 at 07:39 AM

Great start for Mark Richt and Co. to have about half of the highest ranked commits of the 2016 class on campus already.

Reading th ePBP article, I'm a little curious why it is commonly assumed that Jack Allison is going to be Kaaya's successor.

We haven't seen a bit of Evan Shirreffs, who is about the same size, had better numbers his senior year (over 2,000 yards, 39 TD, 4 INT vs. 1,450 yards, 11 TD, 5 INT for Allison) and is an extremely bright guy (4.0 GPA in HS).

Assuming Kaaya turns pro next year, both guys will battle it out with whoever will be the 2017 freshman QB, who might have a shot if he enrolls early as well.

Ohio_Cane

It's -4 here in Ohio today. Got about 4 inches of snow yesterday

Lur-ker

Sinister, I want to know how you got that U on your car LCD

Lur-ker

Posted by: VfB_Cane | January 13, 2016 at 08:57 AM

I don't think there's a clear successor to Kaaya. It could be Malik or the other two. We've actually seen him in a college game and he threw some sweet passes.

I would expect there will be an open competition, even this spring. Although Kaaya is the clear leader, I wouldn't be surprised if Richt has Shireffs and Malik pushing Kaaya. He needs to improve his pocket mobility and at least learn how to run a little bit.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 13, 2016 at 09:28 AM

Thats what Im talking about! Get some!

Ohio_Cane

The Dude
Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 13, 2016 at 09:28 AM

Thats what Im talking about! Get some!

Posted by: The Dude | January 13, 2016 at 09:43 AM
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Everything below 10 feels the same to me anyways lol

58 Straight

UM QBs: Kaaya, Rosier, Sherrifs, Testaverde, Allison.

I can live with that!

Lur-ker

Thankfully, we haven't had to live a paleolthic frozen-ass subsistence existence since we crossed the Bering land bridge and depended on mastodon meat to keep us alive. Society has evolved to live in warmer climes.

VfB_Cane

UM QBs: Kaaya, Rosier, Sherrifs, Testaverde, Allison.

I can live with that!

Posted by: 58 Straight | January 13, 2016 at 10:07 AM

Hey, it's got to be either Shirreffs or (I Shot the) Sheriff!

58 Straight

#EricClapton

raizecane


#EricClapton

Posted by: 58 Straight | January 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM

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Lets try this again..... #BobMarley

1mg of Epi

Posted by: The Dude | January 13, 2016 at 09:43 AM
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Everything below 10 feels the same to me anyways lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM

And so it's been teed up....

SinisterCane

Thanks for the Headliner Soup!

Lurk

If you vehicle has an USB connection you can simply upload your photos as a display or assign photos to select callers

Lur-ker

It does. I haven't gotten around to actually sitting down and messing with that aspect of it. As long as my music plays off off my phone Bluetooth and my contacts are downloaded, I'm ok. Figuring out all the other features I haven't gotten around to. So much crap I've been procrastinating on that I haven't gotten around to.

VfB_Cane

#EricClapton
Posted by: 58 Straight | January 13, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Lets try this again..... #BobMarley
Posted by: raizecane | January 13, 2016 at 10:53 AM

That round goes to raize, obviously.
58 needs some history lessons by the owner of this blog LOL

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2007/07/rohan-marley-le.html

CaneRock

Ohio_Cane, go get yo' $h!t!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9u0cvElg0s

Ohio_Cane

1mg, I'm throwing softballs here... Someone knock it out of the park! Lol

CR, I saw that! I would've flipped. That's what they get for parking near the lake lol

SinisterCane

Shaq's Dad:


No longer the parent of a UM Recruit

It has been a surreal journey... Shaq's recruitment.. which has now come to an end. One of the first thing coach Richt told Shaq while he was recruiting on behalf of UGA the summer before Shaq's junior year...was the recruiting process will be exciting for you, but you will be happy the day it comes to an end. Well it has now come to an end... and I have to agree with coach Richt... I'm glad it is over. I will miss the excitement of the visits and meeting the other families on the trail... I won't miss opening the mail box and finding it full of recruiting propaganda. I feel I can write a book about this journey... the does and don't of the camp circuit, the visits, the calls and all the people you meet along the way. It saddens me a bit to close that chapter, but I look forward to the years to come. I can remember like it was yesterday coaching Shaq in Pop-Warner and it was yesterday when we drove off campus... starting a new chapter in his life. Since his commitment to the University of Miami.. the summer before his junior year of high school I have been a nervous Nelly following the chaos the ups and downs at the school... the whole time Shaq's dispositions was it will all work. His first offer to play D1 football came from Ron Dugan while he was working for Louisville and his first offer extended by a head coach came from coach Richt while at UGA... it looks like Shaq was right it will all works out. So this is my last post as a parent of a recruit... my next will be as life long fan and the parent of a Miami Hurricane.

SinisterCane

CIS:

Richt's Recruiting- OT edition

Now that we have the majority of the coaches named and we know basically the offensive and defensive systems we will run I wanted to take a look at Richt’s recruiting during his time with Georgia. I’ll be going through his recruiting position-by-position until I get through all 293 recruits from 2002 to 2014. I chose 2002 to start for a couple of reasons:

- It’s easier because most of the sites start at 2002
- It’s difficult to evaluate him on the 2001 recruiting class due to limited time to put a class together

I’ve covered the QB's, RB's, WR's and TE's. Now I'll move on to OT's.

Richt recruited 27 OT's and they averaged 6-5, 287 lbs. and averaged 3.30 stars. Five players did not make it to campus (Antonio Mercier, Tom Gainous, James Lee, John Miller, DeVondre Seymour).

Here are the OT's recruited:

Dan Inman- 6-7, 300 and 4.00 average stars. From NC, made 48 career starts and was All-SEC.

Trey Chandler- 6-6, 255 and 3.50 average stars. From GA and made 11 career starts. Injuries ended his career.

Ken Shackleford- 6-5, 300 and 3.00 average stars. From GA and made 13 career starts. Was a 6th round draft pick after entering draft early.

Chester Adams- 6-6, 325 and 3.00 average stars. From AL and made 0 career starts.

Josh Davis- 6-6, 295 and 2.67 average stars. From MS and made 21 career starts. Had injuries, but started every game after soph. season.

Justin Anderson- 6-5, 320 and 4.00 average stars. From VA and made 29 career starts. Drafted in 7th round.

Clint Boling- 6-5, 270 and 2.67 average stars. From GA and made 49 career starts. All-American was drafted and now excellent pro G.

Trinton Sturdivant- 6-5, 280 and 4.00 average stars. From NC and made 21 career starts. Started as true freshman, but injuries robbed him of NFL career.

Cordy Glenn- 6-6, 315 and 3.33 average stars. From GA and made 50 career starts. Was All-SEC and drafted in 2nd round. Massive man still plays LT.

AJ Harmon- 6-4, 308 and 4.00 average stars. From GA and made one career start. Left program.

Austin Long- 6-5, 270 and 4.00 average stars. From TN and made 0 career starts.

Kenarious Gates- 6-5, 301 and 2.67 average stars. From GA and made 49 career starts.

Kolton Houston- 6-5, 265 and 3.67 average stars. From GA and made 43 career starts. Beat out 5-star player John Theus to keep RT job. Injuries prevented all-SEC career.

Xzavier Ward- 6-6, 260 and 3.33 average stars. From GA and made 0 career starts.

Zach DeBell- 6-7, 265 and 3.00 average stars. From FL and made 0 career starts.

Mark Beard- 6-3, 290 and 3.00 average stars. Junior College player made 2 career starts.

John Theus- 6-6, 295 and 4.67 average stars. From FL and made 47 career starts. All-SEC and future pro.

Aulden Bynum- 6-5, 260 and 3.00 average stars. From GA and made 1 career starts.

Vince Vance- 6-7, 300 and 300 average stars. Junior College player made 6 career starts.

What does this tell us?
Richt obviously likes height in his tackles, with 12 of the tackles standing 6-6 or taller and only two tackles listed under 6-5 recruited by Richt. Richt also likes to take undersized tall OL and develop them while adding good weight. 10 of his Tackle recruits weighed under 280 while recruited. Richt also liked to add size at the RT position, with 9 players listed over 300 lbs. as freshmen.

Can Richt identify talent at OL?
The 3.30 average stars for the T's that Richt brought in was one of the lowest for any position group, but he fared pretty well in developing the talent. Clint Boling went from 2.67 stars to NFL draft pick. Sturdivant was a decently recruited player who started as a true freshman and had All-American talent prior to his injuries. Josh Davis went from 2.67 stars to starting every game after soph. year. Ken Shackleford was a consensus three star and was eventually drafted. Kenarious Gates went from 2.67 stars to 49 career starts.

Is Richt an elite recruiter at OL?
Richt brought in only one 5-star recruit- John Theus- who has turned out to be an All-American talent and already all-conference. Richt made the shrewd move to bring in his brother as a long snapper the year prior- the only P5 school to recruit him- and that secured John Theus the next year. Shrewd move, but also shows the difficulties in recruiting highly rated OL. Only 7 T's average 4.00 stars and one of those never played in a game (Brent Benedict). Austin Long and AJ Harmon are two other four stars and they combined for one career start.

Is this a negative position?
This is a position group that shows Richt prefers athleticism rather than pure size. He prefers to bring in guys with length and the frame to add weight while already possessing the feet to play the position. With his track record of actually developing lower rated players into starters and quality prospects you have to feel as though this is a position that Richt has an eye for the talent and recruits on his terms rather than worrying about stars.

For the current crop of players, St. Louis fits best what he traditionally seeks at LT. Odowu fits that huge, mauler type at RT. Depth needs to be developed there, but I feel like Richt has shown he and his staff can do that.

Go Canes!

Good article:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/fl-um-coach-mark-richt-0110-20160113-story.html

Ohio_Cane

Prediction: We get one commit this weekend. Latrell Williams.

Go Canes!

No inside info at all but I think we get the JUCO wr.

Think Richt can sell him on immediate PT with an established, NFL caliber QB, instead of having to wait for a true freshman at UGA to take his lumps at UGA.

Ohio_Cane

Jack Allison taking #11 jersey...

Yeah. HUGE shoes.

Ohio_Cane

No inside info at all but I think we get the JUCO wr.

Think Richt can sell him on immediate PT with an established, NFL caliber QB, instead of having to wait for a true freshman at UGA to take his lumps at UGA.

Posted by: Go Canes! | January 13, 2016 at 12:54 PM
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Agree. Wouldn't be surprised if he flips from UGA

Ohio_Cane

I've got backup on my prediction lol

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 38s39 seconds ago

Fully expecting Latrell Williams to commit this weekend.

BigWindyCane1


Everything below 10 feels the same to me anyways lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM

So true!!! lol

SinisterCane

If the CANEZ need to free up schollies for more incoming playmakers. I recommend the #67 Alex Gall for sacrificial purposes

SinisterCane

Geo305:

Jamel Cook

Just a quick update...

I have been told through Miami Central alumni and people very close to his family. He's being pushed and pulled 3 ways. Miami, FSU and USC.

I mentioned previously that I was told his mother works at UM. She and Jamel's grandmother are pushing for him to stay home at Miami.

His father is pushing FSU.

His brother is pushing USC. (The reason why a USC visit came out of the blue, his brother goes to college in Cali)

Bama and LSU have also entered the picture.

From what I have been told, he is wide open and has no clue where he is going at this point.

orange 'n green in the vein

New coaches like their own recruits.

New Jack should have fatso dj this everytime the incumbent loser he left behind is in the weight room simultaneously with him;

https://youtu.be/sECmQbwXo4Y

Just keep it on repeat until it's time to go to the next entranceway.

Smarks, everywhere you turn.

trianglecane

Lawrence Philips found dead in his cell.

SinisterCane

Geo305:

Jordan Woods

I have been told through the Marion County Pigskin Report that apparently Miami has stopped communications with Jordan Woods at the moment.

I cannot confirm or deny this report at the moment but something to keep an eye on.


???Brian Burns???

SinisterCane

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3 more visitors this weekend

Latrell Williams confirmed his official visit. He has mentioned he would like to decide on NSD but we'll see what happens this weekend.

Both Aaron Robinson(UF) & Former Canes Commit James Pierre(UNC) from Deerfield Beach HS, will be taking an unofficial to Miami this weekend.

Gerry Hamilton from ESPN mentioned he would be shocked if Robinson signed with UF. Robinson did mention before when finally offered by Miami that it wouldn't effect him. *Take with grain of salt*

Pierre I was told decommitted because of scheme and Goldens job security,etc. . Miami has a shot of flipping him back. Pierre grew up a big Hurricanes fan.

Da U N Houston

Probably too early to ask, but who is slated to visit this weekend?

Also, is it better for us when recruits come visit early (like this weekend) or last weekend before signing day?

Ohio_Cane

???Brian Burns???

Posted by: SinisterCane | January 13, 2016 at 02:06 PM
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That would be the hope. With Coach Kool and Diaz, I don't doubt any DL rumor.

Him and Jo Jackson would be HUGE pulls for DL. Jackson is already committed, but keeping him that way is what I mean.

Lur-ker

Prediction: We get one commit this weekend. Latrell Williams.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 13, 2016 at 12:50 PM

What was Tim Reynolds babbling about yesterday? Is this it, or a part of it?

CaneRock

Wow:

"Lawrence Phillips, the former football star facing murder charges, was found dead early Wednesday at Kern Valley State Prison, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman Terry Thornton told USA TODAY Sports.

The death is being investigated as a suspected suicide, according to press release from the department.

Phillips, 40, was facing the possible death penalty in the alleged murder of his former cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison.

He was a running back at the University of Nebraska in the 1990s before playing in the NFL in a career cut short by off-field incidents and legal trouble."

Ohio_Cane

Probably too early to ask, but who is slated to visit this weekend?

Also, is it better for us when recruits come visit early (like this weekend) or last weekend before signing day?

Posted by: Da U N Houston | January 13, 2016 at 02:21 PM
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Depends on the situation. Example: A kid who may commit to another school on his OV there in the near future, and U want him on campus now.

The visitors for January 15th so far

James Pierre (UNC)
Aaron Robinson (UF)
Latrell Williams
Travis Homer (Miami)
Joseph Jackson (Miami)
Nate Johnson (Michigan)
Dionte Mullins (Miami)
JaQuwan Nelson (Miami)
Ahmmon Richards
Javon Wims - JUCO (UGA)
Cedrick Wright (Miami)
JJ Givins

Ohio_Cane

What was Tim Reynolds babbling about yesterday? Is this it, or a part of it?

Posted by: Lur-ker | January 13, 2016 at 02:27 PM
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Tim is full of it when it comes to recruiting. No idea what he was talking about.

Ohio_Cane

Remove Jaquwon Nelson from that list up there. He got pushed out by Richt

IraqiCane


Everything below 10 feels the same to me anyways lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM

THATS WHAT SHE SAID!!!

Ohio_Cane

THATS WHAT SHE SAID!!!

Posted by: IraqiCane | January 13, 2016 at 02:48 PM
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Finally someone said it!

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