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January 17, 2018

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Posted by: AeroCane | January 21, 2018 at 03:03 PM

Think it increases our chances by 12%

His Royal Dudeness

Death, taxes, Alabama & New England.

nemo2002

We dont need anymore JUCOs this cycle unless its an outstanding OT.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 21, 2018 at 05:13 PM

Or an outstanding punter!

BEERicane

Shit OCing cost the Jags.

IraqiCane

Agreed

BEERicane

It was like watching Miami out there today, I was telling my buddy I’ve seen that narrative over and over with the canes and that it would cost them... turned out to be right

Go Canes!!

Great news: If Canes fans need a piece of good news: Malek Young is expected to make a full recovery and live a fully normal life, albeit without football.

BEERicane

That’s expected news GC.

His Royal Dudeness

Thats awesome for Malek.

86Cane

If Canes ran the Philly Eagles offense they would be UNSTOPPABLE. But noooooooo...

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | January 21, 2018 at 09:37 PM


This week's WWFD?


BigWindyCane1

I agree with WWIN and TSully. The Canes will be ranked preseason in the top ten, and the toughest opponents are LSU and FSU. They should be favored in those games anyway

86Cane

FUNNY U SHOULD ASK?

Frost and Co. doing work in Florida. No movement. No social media campaign. Just work. Nebraska now has five commits/signees from Florida, and it’s seven if you include JUCO signees Mike Williams and Deontai Williams, both of whom played prep football in Florida. It’s worth noting: All seven of these commits/signees are skill players. And that’s mostly what the previous staff was recruiting in California.

86Cane

WWFD PART II:

Nebraska has named Husker great Barrett Ruud as a full-time assistant coach in charge of the inside linebackers. Ruud was hired as part of Head Coach Scott Frost’s staff in early December, but was elevated to an assistant coach role on Tuesday, the first day that FBS football programs were allowed to add a 10th full-time assistant coach.

The all-time leading tackler in Nebraska history, Ruud served on Frost’s staff at UCF the past two seasons as a defensive quality control administrator. Ruud helped the Knights to the greatest two-year turnaround in college football history, including a 13-0 record and Peach Bowl victory in 2017.

Ruud boasts extensive knowledge of the linebacker position from his playing days. He totaled a school-record 432 tackles in his Nebraska career, 90 more than any other Husker. He was a freshman All-American, a three-time All-Big 12 selection and a 2004 third-team All-American. Ruud played in the 2002 Rose Bowl, when Nebraska battled Miami for the national championship.

Following his Husker career, Ruud was a second-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the 36th overall pick. Ruud spent eight seasons in the NFL, recording 658 tackles with six sacks, seven interceptions and six forced fumbles. He played six seasons in Tampa Bay and also played for Tennessee, New Orleans and Houston.

BigWindyCane1

The Canes will need their DTs to play well. I am not as concerned about the DL under Coach Kul, because his DLs are always good throughout his coaching career. They also have been good here in Miami his first two years. It’s time for the LBs to take a step forward this year. Quarterman and Pinkney need to continue to improve, and the others also need to take a step forward.

BigWindyCane1

NFL-U Canes DE Calais Campbell edged out Rams DT Aaron Donald for the honor of being named Defensive Player of the Year according to PFWA.

86Cane

WWFD PART III:

Mario Verduzco is the veteran of Nebraska’s 2018 coaching staff, as he boasts 41 years of coaching experience, including serving as both a junior college and high school head coach. Verduzco spent the past two seasons coaching the quarterbacks on Scott Frost’s staff at Central Florida, and he also coached with Frost for two seasons at Northern Iowa (2007-08).

At Central Florida, Verduzco helped Frost increase the Knights’ win total by 13 games in only two seasons. UCF was the nation’s most improved team in 2016, and the Knights won a conference title and put together the first perfect season in program history in 2017, which also marked the first perfect season in American Athletic Conference history. UCF improved from ranking 125th nationally in scoring offense and 127th in total offense in 2015 to first and fifth in those respective categories in 2017. The Knights’ quarterback play was a big reason for the turnaround.

Under Verduzco’s direction, McKenzie Milton developed into one of the nation’s top quarterbacks. Milton completed better than 64 percent of his passes and threw for 5,778 yards and 45 touchdowns in his two seasons with Verduzco, while adding 655 rushing yards. In Verduzco’s two seasons, the UCF quarterbacks posted a nearly 3-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio, throwing 45 touchdown passes against only 16 interceptions.

Milton made great strides under Verduzco in 2017, posting one of the nation’s best individual seasons. Milton completed more than 67 percent of his passes and threw for 4,037 yards with a school-record 37 touchdowns. He also ran for 613 yards and averaged 5.8 yards per carry while scoring eight touchdowns. Milton ranked second nationally in passing efficiency (179.3), was fourth in completion percentage (67.1), total offense (357.7 yards per game) and passing touchdowns (37), fifth in yards per completion (15.2) and seventh in passing yards (4,037). Milton was selected as the 2016 American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Manning Award, in addition to being a semifinalist for the Maxwell and Walter Camp national player-of-the-year awards and a semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Quarterback Award.

BigWindyCane1

Great road win for the Canes men basketball team today. BRUCE Brown played well. Could this mean they are turning the corner? I hope so

WWIN

WWIN no doubt Brotha

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 21, 2018 at 04:19 PM

Yes sir!

WWIN

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | January 21, 2018 at 10:48 PM

💯💯💯

86Cane

#CornSpace

raizecane

Former Canes coach Stoutland heading to the super bowl with the Eagles....

TonyCane

As stated before...if Scott Frost is as great as he is being billed and performs exactly as he did at UCF..the University of Nebraska will win the Big 12 in 2019 and be undefeated. The Huskers will dominate Urban Meyer's Ohio State and Jim Harbaugh's Michigan. Not by virtue of talent, because it will be impossible to recruit up that quickly...it will be by virtue of coaching skill that is practically 100 years in the future and will take at least five years and several quantum computers to decrypt.

Then in 2019 the Cornhuskers will move on to the national championship tournament. First up will be the Hurricanes, whose undefeated season is ruined. Then Frost defeats Saban and his team of 58 five star players in the national championship game. Saban immediately retires after the game and a huge bidding war starts within the SEC for the services of Frost. Alabama ultimately wins by offering a lifetime contract of $35M per year. Alabama wins thirty consecutive national championships under Scott's tutelage. So advanced are his philosophies that Frost also serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots, where his leadership leads to a dozen additional Super Bowl wins.

By the time of his retirement, the Scott Frost coaching tree is immense. Over 70 college head coaches and 23 NFL head coaches were Scott Frost assistants.

TonyCane

Sorry, meant the Big 10.

86Cane

Tony...the sarcasm runs deep with you on this matter. we have seem to have struck a nerve with you? Please share your true thoughts?

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Posted by: 86Cane | January 22, 2018 at 09:22 AM

Pretty sure Tony is currently googling synonyms for delusional existence before addressing your position.

86Cane

Pretty sure Tony is currently googling synonyms for delusional existence before addressing your position.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 22, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Well played Sir.

86Cane

#WWFD

Go Canes!!

If you read between the lines he appears to be saying Perry wasn’t ready this year:


Chirinos: As the reality began setting in that his Hurricanes career was over after Miami’s Orange Bowl loss to Wisconsin, receiver Braxton Berrios had a hard time containing his emotions.

While he fought back back tears in the Miami locker room, nearby, Hurricanes quarterbacks Malik Rosier and N’Kosi Perry answered questions of their own. Most of those questions, of course, centered on the next step in their respective Miami journeys — an upcoming competition to determine who would be the starter when the 2018 season began.

Although Rosier started all 13 of Miami’s games last season, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt has indicated he will have to compete to keep his job. After the departure of backup Evan Shirreffs, Perry — a redshirt freshman — is expected to be one of the top contenders to potentially unseat him. Incoming freshman Jarren Williams, who signed with the Hurricanes during December’s Early Signing Period, and redshirt freshman Cade Weldon will also be part of the race.

Last season, Berrios caught more than his fair share of passes from Rosier, Perry and even Weldon in practice. And before heading off to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., the former Hurricanes receiver shared his thoughts on the upcoming quarterback competition, one that this time, he’ll be watching from afar.

Here, in his own words, Miami’s leading receiver in 2017, breaks down some of the quarterbacks’ strengths and weaknesses and shares what he thinks each needs to do to get the start against LSU in Miami’s opener on Sept. 2.

Berrios, who had a team-high 55 catches for 679 yards and nine touchdowns, also shared his favorite Miami memories and talked about what it was like to come up with that memorable touchdown celebration against Notre Dame.

On Rosier:

“Malik had some really good games and towards the end, he tailed off a little bit. Not all of that is his fault. You lost [running back] Mark Walton, [receiver] Ahmmon Richards, you lost [tight end] Chris Herndon. That’s tough. It’s tough. So really, it’s not all on Malik. It’s easier to game plan for a QB when three of his offensive weapons are gone.


“All in all, he had a good year. And I don’t care who says what. He had a good, good year. First year starting, made a lot of plays with his legs, most of the time was very, very smart with the ball. Took care of the ball. I don’t want to say [it was] great because people are going to jump down my throat, but he had a really, really good year.”

On Perry:

“N’Kosi, I’ve said it before, has the strongest arm that I’ve seen. He needs to learn when to put a little touch on it sometimes. That thing zips. It whistles. It whistles. You can be on the other side of the field and you hear it. He’s gotten a lot better. He’s starting to get more comfortable with the offense. For him, it’s just going to be getting those game-time, game-situation reps. In the mix of it … you can’t simulate a fourth quarter in Tallahassee in practice. When the pocket’s collapsing, you know you have a spy guy on you, what are you going to do? Throw it up for grabs? Tuck it and take the sack? Scramble? Run? It’s all those quick decisions that only a quarterback can make.”

On how each quarterback has to improve:

“Malik has experience now. He’s experienced. He knows the offense in and out. It’s his to lose, it truly is. N’Kosi is going to have to know the offense just as well. And I think it’s not a talent thing, it’s a mental thing. The other part of being a QB is decision-making. All those little things, knowing the defenses, being able to read them as you go. Normally, Virginia Tech throws so many different defenses at you that that in itself is something you have to prepare for for more than a week for. So, N’Kosi it’s going to be a mental game, if he can get it right. And Malik is just proving over and over and over again that he’s the guy, he’s the starter.

“It’s [Rosier’s] job right now. His job to lose. I don’t see how you can take this team missing all those starts and still go to the Orange Bowl, still win 10 games and still play for an ACC title. Although we came up short, he got us there. Those drives in Tallahassee, everything. There’s so much that he did good this year. I was very, very impressed with him. I really was. Even though he’s my friend, like I said last year, I want the best man to win. I want the best thing for this team. And I think he is, unless N’Kosi beats him out in fall camp. And that’s the person that’s going to play. It’s going to be interesting and everybody’s going to have their chance to prove themselves.”


On his “convicts” touchdown celebration against Notre Dame, when he pantomimed being handcuffed as he ran off the field:

“I planned it Thursday [before the Notre Dame game]. I was at my house and I said, ‘If I get one…’ Then Saturday, before the game, I told my guys. I was going to have someone run me off, but then I was like, ‘I don’t want to draw a flag. I said, ‘You know what? If I score, watch.’ That is something I’ll always smile about, always look back on. That will always be one of the coolest moments of my football career.

“I didn’t want to draw a flag. I didn’t want to be selfish. But I wanted to have some fun. And again, if we were down, no [I don’t do it]. But it was the first score. It was 0-0 at the time, we made it 7-0 and it was just the perfect storm. It was subtle enough that I didn’t get a flag, some people didn’t even notice. I got asked about it after the game and I started laughing. I thought it was one of those things about Miami. ‘Catholics vs. Convicts,’ you hear it all the time. Let’s play into it. Let’s have fun. … That will be one that I tell my grandkids about. I’ll have them watch the documentaries and all of that. If you know Miami, you knew what I was doing and that was really cool to a lot of people. And if you don’t know Miami, well, you started understanding it.”

On his favorite memory as a Hurricane, Miami’s 24-20 win over Florida State last season, a game in which Berrios recorded his first multi-touchdown performance at Miami:

“It was Florida State. Florida State, No. 1. Notre Dame, that whole thing was No. 2. The convict celebration, beating them like that, Hard Rock, Game Day. All of it was No. 2. Florida State was No. 1.

“I grew up hating Florida State. When I started the [recruiting] process in ninth grade, my dad sat me down and said, ‘You know, you can’t go to two places: Florida State and Ohio State. Those are two places you cannot go.’ They were never places I wanted to go, but, yeah, those two were in there. … And I grew up hating Florida State. That losing streak was horrible. I always said, going into that game I cannot leave here without beating Florida State. I can’t. I went in knowing I was going to do everything I could, everything I could and I did. And [Darrell] Langham did. And Malik [Rosier] did. And the o-line did and the defense did. It was an incredible game. In Doak. Senior Year. To go out on that note, to end that streak, it was No. 1.”

His Royal Dudeness

16 days until NSD 2018.

Needs are DT, CB & OT, maybe 1 LB also. If I could pick the last 8 on a dream list...

1. DT Nesta Silvera
2. DT Keondre Coburn
3. CB Tyson Campbell
4. CB Patrick Surtain
5. LB Xavier Peters
6. OT Nicholas Petite-Frere
7. DE Andrew Chatfield
8. DT Dennis Briggs or DT Jamarcus Chatman.

Terrance Sullivan

I love Brax but he laying it on a little too thick. I feel he is be honest to a point. I have a feeling some his teammates especially on the defensive side dont share quite the same sentiments.

1mg of Epi

side dont share quite the same sentiments.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 22, 2018 at 12:37 PM

What he said is about all he could say. Kinda surprised he even went as far as “rosier tailed off at the end”

Terrance Sullivan

Lol Stevie Wonder, Helen Keller, saw he tailed off at the end lol golly geesh Brax U said a mouthful there lol. But U are spot on Epi.

1mg of Epi

Wonder, Helen Keller, saw he tailed off at the end lol golly geesh Brax U said a mouthful there lol. But U are spot on Epi.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 22, 2018 at 04:44 PM


Stevie and Helen prolly would’ve went the other side and said nose dived. They’re honest those 2.

Terrance Sullivan

Facts Epi!

1mg of Epi

Do NOT let his Dudeness read the following:

spoke with someone last night who spent some time with Campbell on his visit. Apparently he views rumph at Miami as a high school coach/friend and isn't sure he can develop him for the NFL. He believes Kirby/Mel will do a better job teaching him technique, coverage's, scheme. That along with our huge advantage in strength and Conditioning (Miami isn't even Close), and his friendship with Coley is what has turned him to UGA. I asked about Alabama and he basically told me that Campbell knows Alabama can do everything for him that UGA can but he feels like Kirby/Mel/Coley are easier to talk to and will mentor him better than Saban.

From 247

Go Canes!!

Man there are a ton of people who know people on some of these sites.

Go Canes!!

Honestly curious what in this resume wows a high school recruit.

1997–1998 Michigan State (GA)
1999 Miami (OH) (DB)
2000 LSU (DB)
2001–2003 Ohio State (DB)
2004 Ohio State (Co-DC)
2005–2007 Cleveland Browns (DB)
2008 Cleveland Browns (DC)
2009–2011 Jacksonville Jaguars (DC)
2011 Jacksonville Jaguars (interim HC)
2012 Jacksonville Jaguars (AHC/DC)
2013–2014 Chicago Bears (DC)
2015 Alabama (AHC/DB)
2016– Georgia (DC/DB)

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 22, 2018 at 06:26 PM

Draft picks ya dummy.

His Royal Dudeness

Maryland is gonna hire Matt Canada as an OC, so theres that. I love the inspired hire we made... not.

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Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 22, 2018 at 06:56 PM

The guy was only at Bama for only one season and Georgia didn't have a DB drafted last year and isn't projecting a draftee at that position this year.

Saban has always been a DB guru at Bama. Tell me he's a great recruiter and that's fine with me. But the guy hadnt been in college for more than a decade before that.


http://draftwire.usatoday.com/2018/01/02/2018-nfl-draft-georgia-alabama-top-prospects-national-championship/8/

Elliott

Like Soup has been saying. If and IF Miami were to switch to a spread “attack” style offense, we would be virtually unstoppable. Also, newsflash to some of you but freshmen quarterbacks have been excellent all across the board in the NCAA year after year. This is no longer an excuse. Nikosi is our a guy and we should run that Philly offense like Soup said. We would be unstoppable in 2018, screw 2020.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Elliott | January 22, 2018 at 08:03 PM

How does Soup get credit for this but not me? Wow, Elliot, just wow.

86Cane

How does Soup get credit for this but not me?

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 22, 2018 at 08:06 PM

Because I own the blog and shyte like that.

LOL

His Royal Dudeness

Youll be hearing from my agent.

Go Canes!!

Nigel Bethel, a three-star corner out of Miami Northwestern, has committed to Miami. UCF, Georgia, Louisville and Florida among those that had also offered.

His Royal Dudeness

^^^ Not looking good for PS2 or TC then?

His Royal Dudeness

We might still take Bethel I think because hes for sure a RS guy.

TonyCane

Gauging the 2019 recruiting class versus where we were at this point in previous classes:

2019:
Total Commitments: 9
5 Stars: none
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 7
2 or Below: 1

2018 (as of 1/22/17):
Total Commitments: 4
5 Stars: none
4 Stars: 2
3 Stars: 2
2 or Below: 0

2017 (as of 1/22/16):
Total Commitments: 3
5 Stars: none
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 3
2 or Below: 0

2016 (as of 1/22/15):
Total Commitments: 5
5 Stars: none
4 Stars: 4
3 Stars: 1
2 or Below: 0

2015 (as of 1/22/14): 2
5 Stars: none
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 1
2 or Below: 0

2014 (as of 1/22/14): 1
5 Stars: none
4 Stars: 1
3 Stars: 0
2 or Below: 0

However this list does not reflect players who were committed at one point (ala Teddy Bridgewater) who then de-committed. Interesting that Richt already has 9 verbals - I wonder if the early signing day is accelerating this process? Also a little surprised to see such a high number of 3 star players at this point. We need successive classes of the quality of 2018.

CoCane

High school player ratings don't mean anything until spring and summer evaluations after their junior season. Those ratings will be different by fall camp...

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