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February 27, 2017

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86Cane

Is Anyone worried about recruiting only one quarterback in this recruiting cycle?

Posted by: TonyCane | February 27, 2017 at 08:29 PM

NO.

I am worried about MANY other things but this is NOT one of them.

Next question?

thirstybuzzardcane

Thanks for the update on the Canes game tonight. I forgot all about it.

1mg Of epi

Is Anyone worried about recruiting only one quarterback in this recruiting cycle?

Posted by: TonyCane | February 27, 2017 at 08:29 PM

NO.

I am worried about MANY other things but this is NOT one of them.

Next question?

Posted by: 86Cane | February 27, 2017 at 09:14 PM

We have enough on the roster I think. Probably better off using the spot on a OL or DB?

BigWindyCane1

Canes men basketball down 27-26 at halftime

BigWindyCane1

Canes haven't played well and are only down by 1.

Jerry

The stress level watching these Canes basketball games is high.

BigWindyCane1

Canes are at a critical point here. Canes need to settle down to have a chance to win. Brown needs to return to the game

BigWindyCane1

Big three by Lawrence. Keep feeding him.

Terrance Sullivan

Outstanding job ladies!

thirstybuzzardcane

I like how Lawrence is driving to the basket. Hope this is a common thing!

thirstybuzzardcane

Wish Newton was suspended longer!

thirstybuzzardcane

Way to fucking go Newton! Yet another turnover!

CaneRock

Newton has lost all His confidence.

Old Skool

BB score for insomniacs. VT 66 U 61

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: Old Skool | February 28, 2017 at 03:38 AM

Thank you.

VA Cane

While we obsess about football....and having fits and seizures about an average but rising program, our womens teams such as tennis and track are out there carrying the mantle. I am very proud of them; great job ladies. good job boss; you keep us informed about great canes teams!!!

We have a lot of QBs;certainly there will be fallout failure and transfers. you have to have a good one to win....our last good steady QB was KD11. Now he was not great and athletic, and he had gretness around him. He was smart, resilient and a leader who teammates followed. we will see how it shakes out!

Go Canes!

Ariz:

*Based on what I've heard, Miami is the favorite to land The Citadel grad transfer Dee Delaney who visited last weekend. Adrian Colbert was essentially Delaney's host and that could end up paying major dividends. Colbert told CanesInSight that Delaney's personality reminded him almost exactly like himself and thinks that it could play a role in his decision. A source added that they would not be surprised to see Delaney commit to Miami sooner rather than later. I am not sure what other schools are in contention.

**The Canes could not have done much better with their high priority IMG targets this weekend. Artur Sitkowski committed Saturday night and Mark Richt could not be happier. As I said on the podcast last week, this was the top guy on his board at QB. Ron Dugans has also helped the Canes position themselves nicely to land WR Brian Hightower, who also visited this weekend. Hightower fits he mold of the type of big-bodied receivers that the Canes are targeting in this class outside of Mark Pope, who is not tiny himself.

**Miami is trying to follow up a strong 2017 recruiting class at the offensive line spot with another big pull in 2018.

I caught up with Curtis Dunlap yesterday after he made a surprise visit to Coral Gables with some of his IMG teammates.you can catch the entire update here: https://www.canesinsight.com/thread/canes/117921. UM also feels as though they made a big move for Dunlap on Saturday. He received an invite to the Opening Finals.

Erick Marrero has been all over this one, but I can confirm that Miami has essentially put themselves in the lead with Cleveland Reed as well. As Marrero posted earlier, the Miami staff made a big impression on Reed's mother. The private school atmosphere was apparently eye-opening for them.

Southridge lineman Delone Scaife was the most impressive player in the trenches at the Miami Opening in my opinion. He received an invite to the finals in Oregon and I would look for him to receive a 4th star and bump in the next set of rankings. Interestingly, he was playing left tackle on Sunday but he projects as either a center or guard in college. Scaife told me that he played last season at 285 pounds and he is currently at 304. He carries that weight well and his coaches think that he could enter Miami around 320. Coach Searels offered him early in the process last year and that evaluation paid off.

**Defensive coordinator Manny Diaz spent over an hour face-to-face with Fort Pierce Central David Reese and his father on Saturday at an on-campus restaurant. Reese's length and frame intrigue Miami and he is near the top of their board at the position. The individual attention paid to Reese by Diaz was big for them and I would monitor his recruitment closely knowing how highly the staff thinks of him.

**Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) tight end Brevin Jordan remains Miami's top guy at the position and he is very serious about his interest. Jordan told me today he is set to visit UM in April. An unofficial trip to Coral Gables would certainly be a major move. As we saw with another West Coast product, D.J. Johnson in the 2017 cycle, it is extremely important to get those guys on campus as much as possible.

**Quick note: There has been some traction on Twitter with IMG prospect Brendan Radley-Hiles, but I've been told that Miami is not recruiting him whatsoever and he is not in their plans either. Ridley-Hiles visited a Miami last weekend.

Go Canes!

Good news on Robert Burns
Was told yesterday that freshman running back Robert Burns will be available for spring practice after undergoing a small procedure on his foot right when he got on campus.

Burns has apparently been very disciplined with his rehab and has impressed with his work ethic early on. His availability will be big for spring practice as Miami'a running back situation will look very different after Mark Walton next season.

Ohio_Cane

Can Jaquan Newton graduate and move on now?

thirstybuzzardcane

Can Jaquan Newton graduate and move on now?

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 28, 2017 at 09:04 AM

I like him, it's just so frustrating watching the guy play. 1 game he looks like an All American, then the next 4 he does some boneheaded stuff!

thirstybuzzardcane

At least Robert Burn has great medical people and physical therapist he's working with now. It will help him tremendously.

Ohio_Cane

I like him, it's just so frustrating watching the guy play. 1 game he looks like an All American, then the next 4 he does some boneheaded stuff!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | February 28, 2017 at 09:53 AM
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That would be why he needs to be gone.

If our staff coached well in 1 game, then coached bad for 4, they'd be fired...

CoCane

Newton is just a JR...

It's his 1st season as the full time PG. All you can do is hope during the off season he polishes up his game. If he doesn't, Walker and Lykes will take his playing time.

CaneRock

At least Robert Burn has great medical people and physical therapist he's working with now. It will help him tremendously.

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | February 28, 2017 at 09:58 AM

Truuuuue...I never thought this kid was an afterthought to that troll from MD.

CaneRock

What's the deal with Dye?...He comin' or nah?

Ohio_Cane

We got CB Dee Delaney!!

Ohio_Cane

We got CB Dee Delaney!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 28, 2017 at 11:53 AM
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Grad transfer from The Citadel, for those who haven't been paying attention. Got a draftable grade from the NFL, but wants to raise his stock a la Adrian Colbert. Wouldn't be surprised if this kid starts.

Ohio_Cane

Peter Ariz‏Verified account @PeterAriz 4m4 minutes ago

Delaney recorded 11 interceptions in his past two seasons. Will provide size, experience, and playmaking ability to Miami's secondary

Go Canes!

Colbert was such an incredible transfer. Paid great for us on the field and has paid huge dividends in recruiting for us.

We owe him a huge debt of gratitude.

CaneRock

LOL...Colbert has a great future in sales...damn.

Ohio_Cane

Someone on CIS said this, but I agree completely:

"Problem at CB Depth and we go out and sign the top Juco ( Dean ) and top Grad transfer ( Delaney ). God i love this staff."

Go Canes!

Posted by: CaneRock | February 28, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Or in coaching. That kid can recruit!

Wouldn't surprise me to see him come back as a GA if he doesn't get a lookin the pros.

Ohio_Cane

Andrew Ivins‏Verified account @Andrew_Ivins 1m1 minute ago

Dee Delaney is ranked by @nfldraftscout as the No. 17 CB in the 2018 NFL Draft class. Huge get for Miami.

Ohio_Cane

StateOfTheU.com‏ @TheStateOfTheU 16s16 seconds ago

Miami missed on a couple CBs to close the 2017 cycle, but got a guy who could have been a 4th RD NFL pick THIS YEAR to come

That'll work

Ohio_Cane

Ariz:

Miami's defensive backfield just got a whole lot stronger for the 2017 season. The Citadel grad transfer cornerback Dee Delaney announced via Instagram on Tuesday morning that he would be using his final season of eligibility at the University of Miami.

CanesInSight first reported last week -
https://www.canesinsight.com/articles/canes/3485

- that Delaney was set to visit Coral Gables and he was a serious target for the Hurricanes. Delaney recorded 11 interceptions in his last two seasons and was an FCS All-American. Miami views him as a starter-type for next season and believe he is a "bona fide pro".

Here are some clips:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6J94X0F9W2E

Go Canes!

Man our defense is going to be frightening.

Average QB and improved OL and this is a 10 win team.

Good to great QB and O line solved...???

Ohio_Cane

Mod at CIS wrote:

This one addition changes the dynamic of the entire defensive backfield. We're in serious business now if we can find a reliable second Safety. This move gives us more options to throw at that vulnerability.

Early projection:

CB Young/Dean
FS Jaquan/Michael Jackson/Jeff James
SS Finley/Carter
CB Delaney/Redwine/Mayes
Nickel Jaquan/Bandy

Things to consider:

- I think these top 4 of 5 in the Nickel package are highly likely for the early part of the season: Young, Delaney, Dean, Jaquan.
- How Michael Jackson transitions to Safety is an enormous variable in our DB equation. If he can show out, it makes us more flexible to allow Jaquan to play a utility role.
- If someone can step into the Safety role and provide some of what Jamal Carter served last year, Jaquan can play Nickel and Bandy won't have to be rushed.
- Jackson, Finley and Carter will now be in a death battle for PT. We will see the benefits of intense competition.
- I'd still see where Deejay Dallas fits as a DB after his look at WR this spring. Not saying he can't contribute at WR - the opposite really. Just really intrigued how his skill set transfers over to DB. We'll see if he gets a look. It's now more of a luxury.

I'm freakin' pumped.

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As it relates to recruiting, I'd add I love the class separation this provides between Delaney and Dean with the incoming star recruits.

Old Skool

Delighted with Delaney. Hope he delivers without delay.

Old Skool

Dee Delaney, a graduate of Whale Branch Early College High School. WBECHS looks like an exclamation from Mad Magazine

SinisterCane

GO CANEZ

Go Canes!

Ariz: Source tells CanesInSight that FIU WR Coach & former UM assistant Kevin Beard is set to be Tennessee's WR coach. Should become official soon

VfB_Cane

Nice piece on Njoku (and some stuff on Kaaya we already know):

http://mmqb.si.com/mmqb/2017/02/28/nfl-draft-combine-preview-david-njoku-julien-davenport-taywan-taylor-brad-kaaya

Herbieibis

Hope Sitowski doesn't turn out to be another Freeman but if he does at least we have 4 or 5 other dudes to turn too! Glad to see we got some 1 year wonder help at Cb but once again knowing going into last spring with our depth at that position, no way we should have brought in just 2 guys and one being a jucco. Hey whatever works we got by with it last year, so hopefully we can squeeze one more drop out of the orange. Know we have 3 or 4 verballed for next year already with the ability to add more. This class could turn out to be a monster.

BigWindyCane1

Chasing Clemson: Is this finally the year Miami wins the ACC?

Mark Richt could just be a quarterback away from reaching the ACC title game. Shanna Lockwood/USA TODAY Sports
12:00 PM ET
David M. Hale
This week we're running a series on the teams capable of dethroning two-time defending ACC champion Clemson next season. Next up, we’re looking at Mark Richt’s Miami Hurricanes, who might be closer to that first ACC title than ever before.

How Miami can beat Clemson: Remember the last time these two teams played? That’d be Oct. 24, 2015 when Clemson won 58-0 and Al Golden was fired a day later.

In retrospect, it was a necessary bloodletting for the Hurricanes, and it certainly appears the program has taken the right steps since then. But how much has Miami actually closed that gap with Clemson?

Let’s start by noting that, if the two play this year, that would be a boon in itself for Miami. The matchup would have to come in the ACC title game, a destination Miami has never reached before. But this could be the year. The defense sets up as one of the nation’s finest, the skill position talent is young but deep, and the coaching staff is finally in place that has Miami fans believing they can win it all.

That’s not to say the path through the ACC Coastal will be an easy one, with a reasonable case to be made for nearly every team in the division as a legitimate title-game threat. But Miami appears to be among the most complete at this point, and if Richt can find a QB to live up to the potential of the rest of the team, a Clemson-Miami showdown in December seems a reasonable outcome.

And then we’ll get a chance to find out firsthand how far Miami has come since that 58-0 debacle.

What’s holding the Hurricanes back: The obvious answer here is quarterback. After three seasons of stability under Brad Kaaya, Miami will turn the page in 2017, with myriad options but no clear favorite.

Junior Malik Rosier has the most experience, but he’s hardly a shoo-in for the job. Jack Allison was able to learn from the sideline while redshirting last year, and his talent is undeniable. Then there’s N'Kosi Perry, ESPN’s No. 3 dual-threat QB in this year’s signing class. He’s green, but his ability to create plays with his legs certainly adds some intrigue and would bring a dimension to the Miami offense that hasn’t been there in years. Miami hasn’t had a QB run for 100 yards since 2008.

That athleticism may also help open up the ground game, which is another concern for the Canes. While Mark Walton showed marked progress down the stretch last season, his work in short yardage was questionable throughout the year, and he tended to fade against top defenses. With Joe Yearby and Gus Edwards both gone and turnover on the O-line, including the departure of Miami’s best blocker in Danny Isidora, Richt has find ways to keep the Canes from becoming too one-dimensional.

X-factor: No, this isn’t a defensive front that quite matches up with the heyday at Miami, but it’s arguably the best group the Canes have had since that last national championship in 2001. Joe Jackson, Shaq Quarterman, Michael Pinckney and Zach McCloud all started as true freshmen last year on a unit that allowed the ninth-fewest yards per play in the country. They’re all back as sophomores on a defense loaded with young talent.

Sure, there are some questions about Miami’s offense entering spring practice, but Richt believes he has answers. And even if it takes a few games to identify exactly where all the pieces belong on that side of the ball, this young defense should keep Miami in every game, even when the offense isn’t putting up 30-plus points.

BigWindyCane1

Jaquan Johnson will be an impact player on defense. Based on what I saw during his high school years and what I saw last year, JOHNSON is an exceptional football player. JOHNSON will be the best safety the Canes have had in a decade.

JOHNSON makes extraordinary plays all over the field and his leadership, awareness and understanding of the game of football will move this defense to another level. JOHNSON reminds me of Brian Dawkins in many ways. With his leadership and the talent the Canes have on defense, I am convinced that this will be a true top 10 defense. They will be bitter and nasty, and play with a chip on their shoulders. They will pitch a couple of shutouts this season, and no one will like playing against them. This defense will resemble the old Canes defenses, and recruits will be lining up for a chance to play under this aggressive, fun defense that puts players in the league.

BigWindyCane1

It's nice to see our recruits like Scaife, Davis and Lingard move up the rankings after they commit to the U. It shows our coaches know how to identify talent early

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | February 28, 2017 at 07:55 PM

Its gonna be great.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 28, 2017 at 12:36 PM

I like Dallas at DB because when he gets his hands on the ball, everyone has to hold their breath. He is dynamic at returning turn overs.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Posted by: Go Canes! | February 28, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Because we are going to be preseason ranked, wins are a premium. I could care less how we look just win 10 & the Coastal. Its gonna be so sweet when we clinch it. Whats really funny is, I think our streak of winning the ACC Coastal will be longer than us keeping ourselves out.

Dude (Operating Insomniac Level 7)

Delaney's film is legit. Hahaha. I feel comfortable at every position on this team right now. Just need to win now.

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