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April 25, 2017

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CGNC


what up CGNC?? Sounds like U r doing great. New FL lifestyle N all!

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | April 25, 2017 at 04:12 PM

Loving West Palm Beach. Ready for the season to start. :) How are you and yours?

CaneRock

Colbert must knockin' those interviews out the park. That dude can get an eskimo to sell ice to a polar bear at a salmon buffet in an igloo.

CaneRock

Posted by: Dude | April 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM

TD, I think VICE Sports is the future of sports programming, they have some pretty good docs.

Ohio_Cane

DMoney at CIS:

Spring Thoughts (Defense)

For the first time in over a decade, it’s fun to watch Miami play defense. My main takeaway from spring is that everyone stayed healthy.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE- Deepest group on the team. Coach Kool can replace Kendrick Norton and Richard McIntosh with Anthony Moten and Gerald Willis without missing a beat. This allows him to demand high effort. Willis was on the bike all spring but should be ready to roll in August. The story of spring was Pat Bethel. He looked quick at DT and showed off a nice spin move. He still needs to gain some weight but this should be a great spot for him. Tyreic Martin and Ryan Fines are a level below the other guys. Martin needs to get stronger and Fines needs to get quicker. Expect Kool to recruit some JUCO war daddies to replace them.

DEFENSIVE END- Similar story here. Chad Thomas and Joe Jackson caused havoc last year and Trent Harris is a proven commodity. I expected Demetrius Jackson to be a skinny pass rusher but he’s evolved into a solid, heavy player who bats down more passes than anyone I’ve ever seen on Greentree. Jonathan Garvin is every bit as impressive as Joe was last year. He doesn’t have the same horsepower but he’s plenty fast and extremely quick laterally. He also has long arms and surprising power that knocked a couple backup OL on their ass. His sack and forced fumble on Jack Allison set the tone for the full-contact scrimmage. Looking forward to adding Scott Patchan and D.J. Johnson to this group. D.J. just ran 11.22 100M and he may get faster before he’s done. For perspective, Dalvin Cook’s personal record was 11.18.

LINEBACKER- Mike Pickney spent most of his time with the second group, but we know what we’re getting when it counts: the best linebacking corps since the Bermuda Triangle. Shaq Quarterman is fully established as one of the leaders of the defense. Zach McCloud looks primed for a breakout. We know what we have here.

The surprise has been the emergence of the backup linebackers. Mike Smith was one the stars of the spring for me. We forget that he was one of the best defensive players in South Florida before blowing out his knee. Now, a few years and a position change later, he finally looks like his twitchy self. He’s rushing the passer, flying to the ball and he’s even had some nice moments in pass coverage. Very confident. Darrion Owens isn’t all the way back but he’s a lot closer. His strength right now is taking on blocks and being physical. The next step is getting back his former safety speed.

I was a big Charles Perry fan coming out of school and he’s finally starting to make athletic plays. He is a McCloud injury away from playing a big role. Terry McCray is just a guy. Bradley Jennings played mostly with the third unit because of the experience in front of him. He looks best during full contact. Violent striker with good instincts in the run game. Not as good as Shaq, but similar playing style. It’s a shame we can’t see Waynmon Steed yet. He fits in perfectly with this defense.

SAFETY- This was one of the key groups going in the spring. We knew what Jaquan Johnson could do, but Sheldrick Redwine and Amari Carter were unknowns. I feel much better now, as both guys look like Miami safeties. Redwine is an underrated athlete (remember the backflips after the Duke game?) who is playing with a lot more confidence since the switch. He’s by far our best cover guy at safety and he can tackle. Amari Carter reminds me of Jamal Carter from a physical standpoint. Similar speed and impressive on the hoof. But he has three advantages over Carter: (1) he has more bend; (2) he’s more aware; and (3) he has better ball skills. For a clean-cut student, I was surprised by how nasty Carter is after the whistle. You can tell he likes mix it up. He’ll be the third guy.

When Quan comes up to play nickel, Robert Knowles steps in as first-team safety. Knowles continues to make strides under Coach Banda and Coach Zuckerman (GA) but he’s still not ready for that. Look for Trajan Bandy to challenge for that nickel role, allowing Quan to stay at safety. Romeo Finley played with the third team all spring. He is a hitter with straight-line burst but he struggles changing directions. I think ultimately his best position may be SLB. Still a tough, talented player who will help on special teams. Derrick Smith will have a great opportunity to play now that Cedrick Wright and Jeff James flamed out. Physically, he is ready to roll. The mental game will be the key with him.

CORNERBACK- It’s hard to evaluate this position because three key guys aren’t here yet. Dee Delaney and Jhavonte Dean will compete for the spot opposite Malek Young, and Bandy is the favorite in the nickel. Young held down the fort this spring and looked incredible. He had four INTs in three scrimmages and all four were highlight reel plays. His spot is locked.

Michael Jackson was the starter all spring and did a nice job of competing. I suspect he’ll be more of a depth option come fall. Just not as talented as Delaney or Dean. Ryan Mayes didn’t really challenge Jackson, which was a surprise. Him and Terrance Henley are going to have a tough time getting on the field. Tyler Murphy did a real nice job as a walk-on and looked better than the scholarship players at time.

WWIN

True. Don't have to be good ALL the time. Have to be good when IT's time.

Posted by: CGNC | April 26, 2017 at 01:24 PM

Smart woman!

And that's literally "what she said"!

Dude

^^^ lol.

More seriously, who ever drafts Corn is getting a total stud, no matter the round.

SOUP

Don't have to be good ALL the time. Have to be good when IT's time.

Posted by: CGNC | April 26, 2017 at 01:24 PM

Don't make me do it!

DallasTX Cane

Posted by: CGNC | April 26, 2017 at 01:27 PM

Season cannot start soon enough! Been a long time since I said that. 5 game win streak + bowl win will do that fo ya! Good to hear you're doing well.

1mg Of epi

Don't make me do it!

Posted by: SOUP | April 26, 2017 at 04:16 PM

U gotta do it.

WWIN

Don't make me do it!

Posted by: SOUP | April 26, 2017 at 04:16 PM

U gotta do it.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 26, 2017 at 08:44 PM

I already did it! 😂😂😂

TonyCane

Thank you all for the compliments above!

TonyCane

Interesting take on ESPN's woes. Writer says that they are on a trajectory to begin losing money in four years, and sooner if the subscriber erosion continues further.

http://www.outkickthecoverage.com/espn-firing-over-a-hundred-employees-today-042617

SOUP

Good by ESPN.

It was good to know U!

TonyCane

Regarding ESPN, I wonder how feasible it is for them to successfully transition to an on-line only model ala Netflix or the WWE Network. If they were to adopt a $9.99 per month model ala WWE, would they be able to equal or make more than they are making from AT&T and Spectrum in cable fees at current subscriber levels.

CaneRock

Posted by: TonyCane | April 26, 2017 at 10:36 PM

Guy's FOS.

Go Canes!

I really miss the sun being up the first time I open my eyes for the day.

Old Skool

Yeah It would be nice

Dude

Posted by: TonyCane | April 26, 2017 at 10:36 PM

I think everyone here knows I'm a left leaning Dude... that said, I think he's actually right to some extent.

Dude

Posted by: CaneRock | April 27, 2017 at 12:56 AM

I disagree. It's not the only factor but it is a factor. When you add to the equation hardcore fans leaving their psycho-analysis BS, for the internet & actual information about their specific teams, its a situation where the need for ESPN goes away and when that happens, they have to rearrange their structure. We'll see if they actually do that other than just downsizing. Also people are leaving TV in general for the internet.

Go Canes!

O-Line U? Most OL drafted since 2000:

17- Wisconsin
16- Iowa
16- Miami
16- ND
15- Alabama
15- FSU
14- Ohio St
14- USC
13- ASU, BC, UF, UM

orange 'n green in the vein

LOL. It's the OLines fault gold-hen girl is a loser for life.

http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/forget-the-scouts-ranking-the-top-20-quarterbacks-in-the-2017-nfl-draft/

"Meanwhile, at the bottom of the list we see a couple of quarterbacks who could go in the first couple of rounds that finished with low scores. Kizer checks in at No. 13 overall with a score of 899.462. Then there's Kaaya at 866.657. To be blunt, that's a horrible score. It's not the worst one I've ever tracked, obviously, but it isn't a score of which to be proud, either. I mean, he scored lower than Leidner, who was the quarterback I expected to have the lowest score before I began the ranking simply because Leidner is a run-first quarterback.

Kaaya is a pro-style quarterback playing in a pro-style offense. Again . . . I'd certainly be hesitant about using an early pick on him."

Without a sid-tard department standing over the press' shoulder every moment threatening them with no more access unless they slurp up to the loser it looks like they've decided to stop pretending he can play while wearing kids' gloves for gold-hen girl's poor little ego while he fails at everything.

About time.

CaneRock

For those suggesting ESPN failing is a good thing, think again:

"The grant of rights coincides with the ACC's TV deal with ESPN through the 2026-27 season. That deal was worth $17 million per school per year, but sources told ESPN last year it is expected to increase to at least $20 million per school per year with the addition of Notre Dame."

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/9200081/acc-media-rights-deal-lock-schools-okd-presidents

1mg Of epi

Posted by: TonyCane | April 26, 2017 at 10:36 PM

Guy's FOS.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 27, 2017 at 12:56 AM

How is he FOS? Espn just layed off 100 peeps. What he writes is pretty accurate. You have the 30th best player in the NBA making $30 mill/ year... that's not sustainable. ESPN is losing 10,000 subscribers per day. They'll be losing money in a few years.... alienating any segment of the population isn't smart. And they have alienated the right.

CaneRock

Like I said, He's FOS. Yes ESPN has lost subscribers, but His reason why ain't gospel. This is the same racist who said Demarcus Cousins was gonna get arrested in 5 years...never happened. This is the same racist who criticized Vanderbilt for taking down the word "Confederate" from a building. No Thanks, I don't listen to racists.

herbieibis

Espn sux! All they talk about is Tom Brady, Labron James, and the Dallas Cowboys. It's gotten to be nothing more than reality T.V. I'm sick of listening to the mock draft Bs that's been going on for the last 6 weeks. All they need to do is highlights. I don't have to know what James thinks after every dam game he plays. They made their mistake when they started worry about putting skirts and cleavage on air. Don't get The Herb wrong, it does look hot but most of those chicks don't belong, especially Nicole Briscoe.

Dude

Posted by: CaneRock | April 27, 2017 at 11:45 AM

You can be wrong sometimes and right sometimes. So, I give you credit in reminding everyone that this guy is probably a right wing biggot, but that doesnt mean that he's wrong about ESPN's creation of liberal narratives driving customers away. I remember the Jenner award and found it incredibly stupid.

tjl3909

good read:

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/19254660/miami-native-manny-diaz-back-bridging-old-new

1mg Of epi

Like I said, He's FOS. Yes ESPN has lost subscribers, but His reason why ain't gospel. This is the same racist who said Demarcus Cousins was gonna get arrested in 5 years...never happened. This is the same racist who criticized Vanderbilt for taking down the word "Confederate" from a building. No Thanks, I don't listen to racists.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 27, 2017 at 11:45 AM

Perception is reality. The right has the perception of ESPN as a left wing network. What u mention is actually proof of that.

BTW this author also has been writing about the impending implosion of espn for some time. So based on the objective evidence, looks he got that right.

1mg Of epi

For those suggesting ESPN failing is a good thing, think again:

"The grant of rights coincides with the ACC's TV deal with ESPN through the 2026-27 season. That deal was worth $17 million per school per year, but sources told ESPN last year it is expected to increase to at least $20 million per school per year with the addition of Notre Dame."

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/9200081/acc-media-rights-deal-lock-schools-okd-presidents

Posted by: CaneRock | April 27, 2017 at 11:03 AM

If cable money dried up the entire P5 would be hurt with SEC suffering the most. If that happened, and CFB went back to the old school Broadcast TV model, Miami would probably again be one of the handful of teams on national television often. Assuming Richt doesn't fall apart.

But this won't happen.

SOUP

They made their mistake when they started worry about putting skirts and cleavage on air.

Posted by: herbieibis | April 27, 2017 at 12:13 PM

I agree with this, they lost me here. I don't need some hot woman telling me about batting averages, ERAs, who has the best FG % in the NBA or who got a double-double or being able to name all of the starting offensive linemen on the Dallas Cowboys.

Since when did all hot women become sports experts? I don't want some sports babe sounding like Jon Gruden calling plays or discussing offensive strategies. Makes her really UN-hot.

SOUP

Perception is reality. The right has the perception of ESPN as a left wing network. What u mention is actually proof of that.

Posted by: 1mg Of epi | April 27, 2017 at 12:47 PM

95% of all media is left wing. Why should ESPN be considered anything different? Doesn't ABC and Disney own them?

CaneRock

Question...can somebody explain to me how this a la carte, pull the cord thing works...like I'm 6 years old?

CaneRock

TD & Epi, I hear y'all, but come September, IDGAD if they have Rush Limbaugh & Bill O'Reilly on there, don't mess with my Colleg Gameday!

Go Canes!

I've never had an opinion on ESPN. I've really only hated Lou Holtz and Brent Musberger.

I feel like Ive missed out on something very important.

CaneRock

Go Canes, I actually liked Musberger...Him & Jackson's voice broadcasting UM games was a match made in heaven.

Mountain Cane

Interesting comments by Richt at the ACC spring football wrap up conference. He said the 3 keys for his qb are (1) throwing, (2) decision making and (3) ability to handle pressure. Running was a nice to have.

Richt way too classy to get into a pisser with a Dad, but I think his comments both reflect his view and subtlety shot down Jack Allison's Dad. Pretty clear the kid couldn't or wouldn't compete. Has the arm but on the Richt scale, probably was terrible on decision making because he wouldn't put in the time. Dad tried to make it sound like Richt had changed philosohy and that's why little Jack didn't really have a shot.

So, Jack will sit a year, show up at a minor directional school and f a d e away.

NativeCane

Good afternoon Anti-Sportsbabeites!

SOUP

Old Skool..we going fishing on Monday, May 8th on Sarasota Bay with Captain Chuck Cress at Let's Get 'Em Fishing Charters. More details to follow!

mi@mic@ne

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/19254660/miami-native-manny-diaz-back-bridging-old-new

I played against Diaz father...Belen...lol 1975

Go Canes!

All I gotta say is if the Fins pass on Njouku to take some linebacker from Alabama or Temple or Whereverthehell University I'm going to be pissed to an epic level.

Mountain Cane

Go Canes, get ready to be pissed.

CaneRock

I'd be even more pissed if Njoku went to NE, wouldn't mind a MLB though. Seems to me that MLB is the 2nd most impactful position if you hit on it.

96' we took Daryl Gardener over Ray Lewis
12' we took Tannehill over Kuechly.

herbieibis

The worst is having ESPN's Pam Ward doing college football, she is terrible and they're keeping her? They're even pushing Ravi to the back burner.

herbieibis

Well since Jackie Al couldn't stand the heat, there ain't but one thing to do now for Richt, regardless if he's ready or not Perry has got to be the guy. If we're going to sacrifice a year letting this kid take his lumps, so he'll be ready next year, then The Herb can grin and bear it until 2018. No point in playing Rosey for one year and then starting over next year with Perry. It's time we got with the flow and did a little spread option. Use our speed too our advantage. The pro-style needs to head to the moth balls for a minute! It's not that it doesn't work any more but only USC and Bama can recruit enough talented linemen to make it work and I believe Nic finally got the point, with Hurts.

Jon Morgan

I'll sue the shot out if this rinky dinky ass blog.

Dude

Either way I think its Rosier or Perry now, so get ready for some spread looks in Miami. Also, Perry plays this year come hell or high water, Perry is the starter at some point. Unless injury, no later than after FSU. Lets all hope Perry is the QB we think he can be. Imo, this is way too much pressure to put on a kid.

CaneRock

Well since Jackie Al couldn't stand the heat, there ain't but one thing to do now for Richt, regardless if he's ready or not Perry has got to be the guy.

Posted by: herbieibis | April 27, 2017 at 05:43 PM

From what I've gathered, Allison had no bearing on the Spring QB battle.

CaneRock

Wow, Bears trade up to #2 for Trubisky, good pick for em' though.

thirstybuzzardcane

96' we took Daryl Gardener over Ray Lewis
12' we took Tannehill over Kuechly.

Posted by: CaneRock | April 27, 2017 at 04:42 PM

They could've had Perryman too. They traded down then the Chargers took him. I was pissed

CoCane

Me too thirsty! Then they pick a DT after we just signed Suh. AND WE STILL SUCK AT LB! WTF?!

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