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January 19, 2016

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Ohio_Cane

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Terrance Sullivan

Holy Flashback. 2012 should be the next edition.

1mg of Epi

On Tuesday, Florida offensive quality control staffer Marquel Blackwell visited Naples (Fla.) High for Miami cornerback commit Tyler Byrd. However, Blackwell was not able to meet with the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Byrd.

"They tried to visit me, but my coach doesn't really let that happen as long as it's through him," Byrd told 247Sports' Nate Adelson. "Schools can reach out to me directly and if I choose to reply, then that's different. Somebody from Florida showed up at school, but I didn't see them. The only reason I knew is because somebody Tweeted it. That was the first time they showed any interest since like December or November."

Byrd was originally committed to Florida, picking the Gators before his sophomore season. However, during the coaching transition from former head coach Will Muschamp to new head coach Jim McElwain, Byrd backed off his pledge in favor of Miami nearly a year ago.

The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, currently ranks Byrd as the nation's No. 138 overall prospect in the 2016 class.

BigWindyCane1

Great post Soup. Benjamin has a solid NFL career but that class had a lot of flops. Shannon and his staff just didn't do as well as he should have to develop these players.

Ohio_Cane

Crown Byrd's coach for stopping the Turds from entering.

1mg of Epi

^^^ that

BigWindyCane1

The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, currently ranks Byrd as the nation's No. 138 overall prospect in the 2016 class.

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 19, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Having seen Byrd play against Central in a playoff game, I can assure you that Byrd should be ranked a lot higher than 138. It is so obvious after watching him play for just one series. I am convinced that Whoever rated him a 3 star never saw him play in person.

The Canes have some really good recruits on the commits list.several can play immediately.

BigWindyCane1

Florida also sent an "offensive quality control staffer" and we sent CMR. CMR is doing a lot of personal in-home visits, just like Schnelly used to, and the CMR personal touch seems very effective so far.

mi@mic@ne

Chad Simmons ‏@ChadSimmons_ 3h3 hours ago Georgia, USA

Mark Richt has in-home visit w/ #Georgia commit Randrecous Davis tonight. Davis visits #Miami this weekend. http://www.scout.com/player/176917-randrecous-davis?s=73 … #Canes

BigWindyCane1

From Barry Jackson:

### We hear the UM football team’s new strength staff is pushing players very hard in the weight room and on conditioning drills, and at least two players couldn’t finish one workout. UM football staffers say the goal is to be a better fourth quarter team. UM was outscored 115-94 in the fourth last season, the only period it was outscored.

Lur-ker

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 19, 2016 at 11:39 PM

Swamp Donkey was busy eating squash through a picket fence.

Also, I realize dental hygiene isn't a big priority in Gainesville, but for crisakes somebody get some floss and crest strips for the donkey.

WWIN

UM football staffers say the goal is to be a better fourth quarter team. UM was outscored 115-94 in the fourth last season, the only period it was outscored.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 19, 2016 at 11:52 PM

Funny thing is... that's what was said when Shannon and Golden took over! Lol

Terrance Sullivan

LOL WWIN.

West Coast Ibis

Man I remember being so psyched with all that talent coming in that year under RS. I am ever the optimist. Prob takes me till the fourth loss of a season to realize no 6th ring

VfB_Cane

Looks like it'll pay dividends if we improve our run defense:

(ESPN) The ACC had seven players go over 1,000 yards rushing in 2015, the highest total in league history. Among the Power 5 conferences, only the SEC had more.

All seven players return in 2016, making this a position of strength across the ACC.

Here is a quick look at the 1,000-yard rushers:
Dalvin Cook, Florida State, 1,691 yards
Wayne Gallman, Clemson, 1,527
Elijah Hood, North Carolina, 1,463
Qadree Ollison, Pitt, 1,121
Deshaun Watson, Clemson, 1,105
Travon McMillian, Virginia Tech, 1,042
Joseph Yearby, Miami, 1,002

Go Canes!

With a good offensive line Yearby has 1200-1300 yds last season.

He showed a ton of toughness and I expect him to have a hell of a season in 2016, even with Gus retuning. Think JY is a better back and Walton showed great promise, especially with his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.

UMike

"At Miami, they took away some of my quickness," Chickillo said. "The only thing they cared about was me gaining weight. I feel like the Steelers gave me back something I lost. I'm having fun playing football again."

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/nfl-pittsburgh-steelers-news/2015/11/24/9793176/steelers-rookie-olb-anthony-chickillo-coming-into-his-own-in-the

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 19, 2016 at 09:47 PM

I tried to tell people this, but the Golden Homers wouldnt have it

UMike

That should of been a hell of a class. After we followed it up on 2009 with Ray-Ray and others, I really thought RS was on to something

Go Canes!

Everyone has said Chik took one for the team here.

He came in at at time when we had basically no interior linemen and was forced to bulk up and play out of position.

UMike

Go Canes... no, not everyone said that. I know you did, but others tried to tell me his weight was fine and tried tied to compare his weight to other DE's

Lur-ker

Posted by: UMike | January 20, 2016 at 06:29 AM

Don't remember that at all.

Everyone knew what was going on with chik.

The sad part was people slamming him on social media, and maybe even here, saying he was no good, slow and couldn't get off blocks. He probably should have been exactly what he is now in the pros. Physically he looks good now. Always looked bloated here. Feel bad for him. His father was livid with Golden the last couple of years.

UMike

Of course no one remembers it, convenient.

Terrance Sullivan

Love Chik but he had to play outta position and Golden, misused Him that blows but Chik move on dude this is like the 20th time or more hearing about this. We get it. Just being Petty. Move the hell on. Ball out for the Steelers have a helluva career we all pulling for U but come on Chik move on. Go Canes!

Lur-ker

I didn't say it. I know that. I do remember people slamming chik. Would love to see the posts you're talking about. Like I said, it was clear what was happening and nobody wasn't "not having it" that I recall.

Lur-ker

TS is dead on, as usual. Hope chik is a stud in the NFL. Speaking of moving on, that article was way back from November and already made the rounds.

Go Canes!


Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 20, 2016 at 08:27 AM

Well said Terrance!

UMike

I will leave your selective memory to you, no way in hell Im going back to search for posts for something I clearly remember lol

TSully...whos being petty? I responded to a link posted and Chiks quotes.

UMike

Lurker agrees with Tsully... shocker LMAO lol

Lur-ker

You say selective memory, I see somebody pounding their chest about something that's not clear to me that happened.

UMike

Pounding my chest? lol, good one.

Lur-ker

Lurker agrees with Tsully... shocker LMAO lol

Posted by: UMike | January 20, 2016 at 08:32 AM

You are heading toward making this personal. Wouldn't go there. IJS

UMike

Lurk, not making anything personal, but I can tell you I dont give a f*^k about where you tell me to dont go lol "wouldnt go there".. like there is some bad outcome waiting for me haha


Ok, I will move on, nothing but love for ALL my Space brothers and sisters here. Lurk yo u need to come to Atlanta man, we need all the space there!!

Terrance Sullivan

Yesss Lur-ker needs to make the Trip to the ATL for the GT Game. UMike we gonna have a blast the whole weekend.

Terrance Sullivan

I was saying Chik is being Petty at this point. Love Chik and hope he has a 12 year career but let it go about UM.

UMike

Tsully...he might be trying to let people know how he went from 4-Star hype to 6th round fatso hahaha....either way, glad to see another Cane doing something positive and fulfilling a dream.

I will be bringing my step daughter to her first Miami game in ATL and my ex step son (think I said that right) also. We should have a big group. My uncle and twin cousins just moved up here so they will also be going to their first games. Gonna be awesome

Terrance Sullivan

UMike Yesss Sir. We should know the date of the Game next Thursday.

UMike

I doubt I could make it happen, but I would love to bring the boys from the shelter also. Ima start working on it and see. I just wouldnt be able to come down Friday.

Ohio_Cane

Rumors that WR Randrecous Davis (UGA commit) will be flipping to UM. Possibly this weekend.

Also, OL Lucas Niang will supposedly be committing this weekend or shortly thereafter.

Richt is going after some other BIG fish. I don't know that we get any of them, but man, that guy is working. Great to see.

Go Canes!

I hope he commits just so we can hear that awesome first name for four years!

Ohio_Cane

ICYMI, here's the players that Richt and staff have dropped that were committed to Golden and UM:

RB Juwon Hamilton
ATH/WR Desmond Phillips
WR Reginald Henderson
DE Jaquwan Nelson
CB Deion Jackson

Ohio_Cane

Randrecous is pronounced Ran-DREEK-us for those wondering.

Ohio_Cane

Here's a really good breakdown of the class and targets as of right now:

http://www.stateoftheu.com/2016/1/20/10786620/miami-hurricanes-class-breakdown-sam-bruce-jack-allison-shaq-quarterman-tyler-byrd-1-20

Ohio_Cane

Rumors that WR Randrecous Davis (UGA commit) will be flipping to UM. Possibly this weekend.

Also, OL Lucas Niang will supposedly be committing this weekend or shortly thereafter.

Richt is going after some other BIG fish. I don't know that we get any of them, but man, that guy is working. Great to see.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 20, 2016 at 09:06 AM
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Almost forgot the most important update...

4* DT Glen Logan is primed and seems ready to flip from LSU to Miami. He visits this weekend, so I wouldn't be surprised to hear he commits while on his OV.

UMike

ICYMI, here's the players that Richt and staff have dropped that were committed to Golden and UM:

RB Juwon Hamilton
ATH/WR Desmond Phillips
WR Reginald Henderson
DE Jaquwan Nelson
CB Deion Jackson

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 20, 2016 at 09:17 AM

I would like to see this list updated with where they end up.

CaneRock


I hope he commits just so we can hear that awesome first name for four years!

Posted by: Go Canes! | January 20, 2016 at 09:17 AM

LOL...Eddie McDoom would be bad@$$ also.

Ohio_Cane

I would like to see this list updated with where they end up.

Posted by: UMike | January 20, 2016 at 09:34 AM
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RB Juwon Hamilton (UCF commit)
ATH/WR Desmond Phillips (Toledo, EE)
WR Reginald Henderson (MTSU commit)
DE Jaquwan Nelson (No news)
CB Deion Jackson (Probably JUCO - Grades)

UMike

I would like to see this list updated with where they end up.

Posted by: UMike | January 20, 2016 at 09:34 AM
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RB Juwon Hamilton (UCF commit)
ATH/WR Desmond Phillips (Toledo, EE)
WR Reginald Henderson (MTSU commit)
DE Jaquwan Nelson (No news)
CB Deion Jackson (Probably JUCO - Grades)

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 20, 2016 at 09:56 AM

That says A LOT about that the former staff thought/knew vs the new staff. Maybe I wont get to use the term "project" quite as much lol

Ohio_Cane

Henderson can BALL. He has grade issues as well. If not for those, I think he'd still be in this class.

UMike

OC, maybe. But still I like the thinking of the new staff. Golden took to many projects. I think its great to have some hidden gems here and there, but cant make a high percentage of your class those type of recruits.

Ohio_Cane

I wasn't saying I disagree with any of the drops. I'm glad he's dropping people. We asked for a change from Golden and his ways and that's exactly what we're getting. Him and his staff are on the trail HARD.

Can't wait to see what it gets us for next year. This transition year they get a free pass from me, even though they'll improve what Golden had already had. Keeping the current commits here was his first big task and he passed with flying colors.

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