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August 28, 2017

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SOUP

Please post your picks like this with no commentary:

O:
D:
FR:
ST:
Coach:

Ohio_Cane

O: Rosier
D: Dee Delaney
FR: Navaughn Donaldson
ST: Jeff Thomas
Coach: Stacy Searles

Ohio_Cane

I assumed the following didn't qualify: Joe Jackson, Walton, Richards, Shaq, Norton, mCintosh

BigWindyCane1

This is how we know the U is back:

According to Richt, Ford and fellow freshmen defensive lineman Jonathan Garvin, a former standout at Lake Worth, and DJ Johnson, all impressed during Miami’s scrimmage last week when the trio lined up as scout team defensive linemen against Miami’s offense.

“When we played our practice game against Bethune-Cookman, we had certain guys that were on the Bethune-Cookman team and he was one of them,” Richt said of Ford. “We had him, we had DJ Johnson there, you had Garvin there … We had three guys that are probably going to be high draft picks that were on the opposing scout team. It was crazy to see those big jokers line up. It’s going to be good, I think, in the future.”

BigWindyCane1

I assume the defensive front 7, Richards, Walton Herndon (all watch list candidates) are off the table.

This LOF means the Canes dominated the ACC

O: Rosier (a must)
D: Jaquan Johnson (any DB creating turnovers and stops)
FR: Navaughn Donaldson (improvements in talent and performance on OL)
ST: Jeff Thomas ( big plays on special teams)
Coach: Stacy Searles

Terrance Sullivan

O: Braxton Berries
D: Chad Thomas
Fr: Mike Harley
ST: Jeff Thomas
Coach: Mark Richt

NativeCane

O: Cager
D: Moten
Fr: Young
ST: Feagles
Coach: Rumph

Malik Rosier

O: Me, duh
D: M.Young
F: M. Hartley
S: M. Badgely
C. M. Rumph

trianglecane

O:Rozier
D: Jaquan Johnson
FR:Jeff Thomas
ST: Bagley
Coach: Rumph

Alex D

O: Berrios
D: Redwine
Fr: Hartley
ST: Thomas
Coach: J Richt

SOUP

O: Travis Homer
D: Jaquan Johnson
FR: Dee Jay Dallas
ST: Jeff Thomas
Coach: Todd Hartley (ST)

Tailgate: Kenny Prilbanic

Travel Coordinator: Terrance Sullivan

BigWindyCane1

Another really good sign from CMR to the PBP:

* One area of improvement: “I’m very optimistic about our offensive line play compared to a year ago,” Richt said. “I know we’re better. I hope we play better because we’ve been practicing better. If we get that going, it helps everything else go.”

SOUP

He lying.

Keoki

O: M. Rosier
D: D. Delaney
FR: N. Donaldson
ST: J. Thomas
Coach: J. Richt

F'the Turds!
GO CANES!!!

Let's win them all

VfB_Cane

O: Herndon
D: Delaney
Fr: Donaldson
ST: Badgley
Coach: Diaz

Herndon - For a new QB, a reliable TE is gold.
Delaney - This year's Corn Elder
Donaldson - He'll be playing a lot for a unit that still lacks elite talent
Badgley - Kicking field goals instead of scoring TDs s*cks, but in some games those 3 points are crucial
Diaz - no comment necessary

Go Canes!

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SOUP

Questions:

1. Do we even know who is returning kickofs this year?

2. Is Berrios still #1 punt returner (assuming so)?

3. Should any player be of limits for LOF? I didn't name any but maybe Richards on offense and ??? on defense?

SOUP

2016 Legends:

O: WR Richards
D: CB Elder
FR: DE Jackson
ST: P Vogel
Coach: DC Diaz/ DL Kugligowski

SOUP

Look like I will have to change my FR pick, Homer is a Sophomore. Shows how much i know!

Terrance Sullivan

Walton, Richards off limits on Offense. They are ALl ACC Preseason. Everyone else is available on Defense no All ACC Preseason Selections.

Terrance Sullivan

Correction Shaquille Quarterman on Defense and Michael Badgley on Special Teams are off limits since they were Preseason All ACC. So 4 Dudes are off limits. That's a big improvement from last year when only Justin Vogel our Punter was Preseason All ACC.

TJL

O: Mcdermott
D: Dee Delaney
FR: Navaughn Donaldson
ST: Derrick Smith
Coach: Stacy Searles

thirstybuzzardcane

O: Cager
D: Joe Jackson
FR: Donaldson
ST: Berrios
Coach: Diaz

thirstybuzzardcane

Look like I will have to change my FR pick, Homer is a Sophomore. Shows how much i know!

Posted by: SOUP | August 29, 2017 at 08:16 AM

Rookies!!!! 😞

ColdCane

O: Rosier
D: McIntosh
FR: Hartley
ST: Thomas
Coach: Rumph

Ohio_Cane

His name is Mike HARLEY. Our TE/ST coach is HARTLEY!

LOL!

Ohio_Cane

I'm voting for Mark Rick, Maleek Roser, and Greig Koolegowksee

SOUP

Walton, Richards off limits on Offense. They are ALl ACC Preseason. Everyone else is available on Defense no All ACC Preseason Selections.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 29, 2017 at 08:16 AM

Got it. That's another pick i have to change (Walton)

HawaiiCane

Offense: Travis Homer
Defense: Michael Jackson (EeeHee... Shamone)
Special Teams: Braxton Berrios
Freshman: Navaughn Donaldson
Coach: Ephriam Banda (Can he hold the recruiting class together through the season? Very important!)

BigWindyCane1

Coach: Ephriam Banda (Can he hold the recruiting class together through the season? Very important!)

Posted by: HawaiiCane | August 29, 2017 at 09:42 AM

Winning will hold this recruiting class together. The 5-0 finish and the South Florida location gave the Canes a boost to recruiting. 10-2 or 11-1 will lead to a top 5 class, and a consistent Canes juggernaut from 2018 and beyond. Anything less than that, the Canes can still pull in a top 10 recruiting class, but it will be a struggle. To pull in top recruiting classes each year in college football, results on the field matter.

Ohio_Cane

Walton, Richards off limits on Offense. They are ALl ACC Preseason. Everyone else is available on Defense no All ACC Preseason Selections.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 29, 2017 at 08:16 AM

Got it. That's another pick i have to change (Walton)

Posted by: SOUP | August 29, 2017 at 09:31 AM
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For real? A guy with 9.5 sacks as a Freshman is allowed in the LOF? If so, I'm changing my D pick.

Terrance Sullivan

Only 4 players off limits. Walton, Richards, Quarterman, Badgley. As they are All ACC Preseason everyone else is fair game.

CaneRock

Biggest takeaway from Harvey, most of us are responsible for our own safety. While millions of people being on the road would've been a logistical nightmare, I would've probably ignored the Mayor and gotten my @$$ outta Dodge...especially if I lived in an area that was prone to flooding.

BigWindyCane1

Only 4 players off limits. Walton, Richards, Quarterman, Badgley. As they are All ACC Preseason everyone else is fair game.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | August 29, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Athlon Sports Preseason All-ACC Teams, included a conference-leading total of five Hurricane student-athletes named to the first team, the publication announced.

Miami tied reigning national champion Clemson for the most first-team selections with five: running back Mark Walton, wide receiver Ahmmon Richards, tight end Christopher Herndon IV, kicker Michael Badgley and punt returner Braxton Berrios.

In addition to the five first-team honorees, linebacker Shaquille Quarterman (second team), offensive lineman Kc McDermott (third team) and defensive linemen Kendrick Norton (third team) and Joe Jackson (third team) were also honored.

This means that I can revise my list to include some of those who made the Athlon list. Therefore, I revise my list and play it safe:

O: Herndon
D: Norton
FR: Donaldson
ST: Berrios
Coach: Searles

CaneRock

O: Rosier
D: Pinckney
FR: Thomas
ST: Thomas
Coach: Kuligowski

Terrance Sullivan

No offense BWC1 but I could give two craps about Athlon. I am going by the ACC Preseason Voting the one that matters. Not some people that are trying to sell magazines lol.

HawaiiCane

Coach: Ephriam Banda (Can he hold the recruiting class together through the season? Very important!)

Posted by: HawaiiCane | August 29, 2017 at 09:42 AM

Winning will hold this recruiting class together. The 5-0 finish and the South Florida location gave the Canes a boost to recruiting. 10-2 or 11-1 will lead to a top 5 class, and a consistent Canes juggernaut from 2018 and beyond. Anything less than that, the Canes can still pull in a top 10 recruiting class, but it will be a struggle. To pull in top recruiting classes each year in college football, results on the field matter.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | August 29, 2017 at 09:49 AM

Agreed! Results on the field do matter. So, in addition to completing his routes on the recruiting trail which are still very important, I would argue that the biggest question mark we have on defense would be corner and safety play, so I will add that fact to recruiting.

Go Canes!

Posted by: CaneRock | August 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM

A mass exodus of people could have resulted in thousands drowning in their own cars.

Look at the photos of major highways in Houston.

CaneRock

Go Canes...I'm not criticizing the Mayor for telling people to stay put, I'm just saying me personally, I would've bounced. Trillions of gallons of water in what's essentially a basin is no bueno.

VfB_Cane

OK, as a service for those still struggling with their LOF picks, here's the depth chart for Saturday's game:

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACK 12 Malik Rosier (6-1, 216, R-Jr.) 16 Evan Shirreffs (6-5, 216, R-So.)
RUNNING BACK 1 Mark Walton (5-9, 205, Jr. 24) Travis Homer (5-11, 195, Soph.)
X-RECEIVER 82 Ahmmon Richards (6-1, 190, So.) -OR- 18 Lawrence Cager (6-5, 218, R-Soph.) 81 Darrell Langham (6-4, 220, R-Jr.) -OR- 80 Dayall Harris (6-3, 195, R-Jr.)
Y-RECEIVER 8 Braxton Berrios (5-9, 186, Sr.) 4 Jeff Thomas (5-10, 175, Fr.) -OR- 13 Deejay Dallas (5-10, 211, Fr.)
Z-RECEIVER 3 Mike Harley (5-9, 160, Fr.) 84 Dionte Mullins (5-10, 200, Soph.) TIGHT END 23 Christopher Herndon IV (6-4, 252, Sr.) 87 Michael Irvin II (6-3, 248, Soph.)
LEFT TACKLE 52 Kc McDermott (6-7, 300, Sr.) 57 Kai-Leon Herbert (6-5, 285, Fr.)
LEFT GUARD 73 Trevor Darling (6-4, 300, Sr.) 62 Hayden Mahoney (6-5, 295, R-Soph.)
CENTER 74 Tyler Gauthier (6-5, 305, Jr.) 65 Corey Gaynor (6-4, 285, Fr.)
RIGHT GUARD 55 Navaughn Donaldson (6-6, 350, Fr.) 77 Jahair Jones (6-4, 316, R-Jr.) RIGHT TACKLE 78 Tyree St. Louis (6-5, 305, Jr.) 70 George Brown, Jr. (6-7, 300, R-Soph.)

DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE END 9 Chad Thomas (6-6, 275, Sr.) 33 Trent Harris (6-2, 248, Sr.)
DEFENSIVE TACKLE 7 Kendrick Norton (6-3, 312, Jr.) 95 Anthony Moten (6-4, 315, Sr.)
DEFENSIVE TACKLE 80 RJ McIntosh (6-4, 293, Jr.) 93 Pat Bethel (6-3, 272, Soph.)
DEFENSIVE END 99 Joe Jackson (6-5, 258, Soph.) 31 Demetrius Jackson (6-3, 265, R-Jr.)
STRONGSIDE LINEBACKER 53 Zach McCloud (6-2, 230, Soph.) 34 Charles Perry (6-1, 230, Jr.) -OR- 11 De’Andre Wilder (6-3, 202, Fr.)
MIDDLE LINEBACKER 55 Shaquille Quarterman (6-1, 240, Soph.) 58 Darrion Owens (6-3, 240, R-Jr.) -OR- 44 Bradley Jennings, Jr. (6-1, 230, Fr.)
WEAKSIDE LINEBACKER 35 Mike Smith (6-1, 236, R-Jr.) 56 Michael Pinckney (6-1, 228, Soph.) -OR- 58 Darrion Owens (6-3, 240, R-Jr.)
CORNERBACK 3 Dee Delaney (6-1, 193, R-Sr.) 2 Trajan Bandy (5-9, 180, Fr.) -OR- 6 Jhavonte Dean (6-2, 185, Jr.)
SAFETY 4 Jaquan Johnson (5-11, 190, Jr.) 20 Robert Knowles (6-1, 198, R-Soph.)
SAFETY 22 Sheldrick Redwine (6-1, 195, Jr.) 30 Romeo Finley (6-1, 205, Soph.) -OR- 5 Amari Carter (6-2, 197, Fr.)
CORNERBACK 28 Michael Jackson (6-1, 200, Jr.) 12 Malek Young (5-9, 180, Soph.)

SPECIAL TEAMS

KICKOFFS/FIELD GOALS 15 Michael Badgley (5-10, 178, Sr.)
PUNTER 18 Zach Feagles (6-2, 210, Fr.) 43 Jack Spicer (6-3, 210, R-Soph.)
LONG SNAPPER 39 Jordan Butler (5-9, 190, Jr.) 50 Sam York (6-1, 198, R-Jr.)
HOLDER 43 Jack Spicer (6-3, 210, R-Soph.) 18 Zach Feagles (6-1, 210, Fr.)
KICK RETURNER 24 Travis Homer (5-11, 195, So.) -OR- 12 Malek Young (5-9, 180, Soph.) -OR- 4 Jeff Thomas (5-10, 175, Fr.)
PUNT RETURNER 8 Braxton Berrios (5-9, 186, Sr.) 12 Malek Young (5-9, 180, Soph.) -OR- 4 Jeff Thomas (5-10, 175, Fr.) -OR- 13 DeeJay Dallas (5-10, 211, Fr.)

Not eligible as LOF picks are:
Mark Walton, Shaq Quarterman, Ahmonn Richards and Michael Badgley

VfB_Cane

Posted by: VfB_Cane | August 29, 2017 at 05:20 AM

Well then, Badgley is off limits, so her's my new version:

O: Herndon
D: Delaney
Fr: Donaldson
ST: (Badgley)--> Malek Young
Coach: Diaz

VfB_Cane

Herald:
The 2017 Miami Hurricanes: Position by position

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article169961212.html

30CINCO

Canes Football @CanesFootball
Richt says DT Gerald Willis has been at last two practices. Will practice but not play in 2017.

BigWindyCane1

Hawaii Cane,
I love your insight. On paper, the Canes may have a lot of new DBs to incorporate into the Diaz's defense. From an overall talent perspective, I think there is a possibility that the CBs this season (Delaney, Dean, Young, Jackson and Bandy) are more talented, faster and deeper than last season. The safeties (Johnson, Redwine, Finley and Carter) will be better in coverage, and a little deeper. With this deep, aggressive defensive line, I expect more pressure leading to interceptions and turnovers. The Canes could have one of the best defenses in college football.

Ohio_Cane

O: Rosier
D: Joe Jackson
FR: Navaughn Donaldson
ST: Jeff Thomas
Coach: Stacy Searles

BigWindyCane1

I just realized that the Canes starting offensive line are all from Florida (South of I-4): McDermott (Wellington), St. Louis (Bradenton), Gauthier (Naples), Donaldson (Miami) and Darling (Miami).

I recall not long ago, Miami used to routinely go out of the State and recruit offensive linemen. Now, it appears the South Florida area is producing enough offensive linemen so Searles doesn't have to go very far. It also seems that the Canes are getting almost every good OL recruit from the area that they want.

Old Skool

The key is getting out of Dodge before everybody else decides to and traveling far enough to be sure you're in the clear. In 1960, my family evacuated Miami to Orlando to avoid Donna which went through the Florida Keys with sustained winds of 138 mph. It hit the Gulf kept its strength the curved back inland and hit Orlando, of course.

30CINCO

That is very true Old School.

Those of us from S. FLa know how many times there have been close calls. You also need to have the resources and be 100% certain in order to leave your home far enough where you are out of harms way.

HawaiiCane

BigWindyCane1, I think your assessment is spot on as well so I hope we start to see the talent and the "plug-n-play" or "next man up" mentality on defense because it is starting to look that way! I'm definitely excited about watching the defense this year! Diaz & Co. have done a great job with this unit!

UpNorthCane27

O: Herndon
D: Jaquan Johnson
FR: Jeff Thomas
ST: Mike Harley
Coach: Duggans

LETS GO CANES

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