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January 26, 2018

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TonyCane

One more...

MIAMI, FL (Sportslease) - Coach Mark Richt revealed additional steps that will be taken to fortify a thin defensive line for the 2018 season. In addition to converting kicker Bubba Baxa, Richt announced the verbal commitment of L'oa Samalu. Nicknamed "The Black Hole", this new recruit will arrive on campus this summer close to the age of many of the graduate assistants. At 23, L'oa spent the last four years competing in the ranks of the Japanese Sumo Association. Last year he rose to the rank of Ozeki and competed in the top Makuuchi division. However his dream was always football, and at 6'11" and 525 lbs he is projected to make an immediate impact.

Richt said that L'oa's near yokozuna level blocking and pivoting techniques wills serve him well this fall against the young and smaller offensive linemen that he will face. When asked why L'oa was nicknamed The Black Hole, Richt smiled and said, "Because nothing gets by him. Not even light."

1mg of Epi

^^^^ Tony... please start a thread on CIS with that! Gimme 10 minutes to get the popcorn ready. It’ll be goooooooood

TonyCane

This is not true but...

MIAMI, FL (Sportslease) - Coach Mark Richt announced Monday that incoming kicker Bubba Baxa would instead be placed with the defensive line for the upcoming 2018 season. "We feel that there is a lot of room for Bubba to grow. A lot. At 195 lbs he had a frame that will allow for ample opportunity for growth, and girth." When questioned as to why the freshman was chosen for this position, Richt responded, "It all comes down to numbers and opportunity. We've come up short with the defensive line this year, but as we looked at the rest of our players one immediately stuck out. A player with a first name of Bubba has to be a defensive lineman, whether he realizes it or not."

Herbieibis

Kul is a damn good coach but we need depth and right now we don’t have much, even with Silvera.

BigWindyCane1

Coach Kul May or may not have success on the recruiting trail, but IMO, he will develop those recruits who come to Miami into NFL draft picks . I am confident that the Canes DL will play at a high level next season

1mg of Epi

we don’t start converting punters into defensive linemen.

Posted by: TonyCane | January 28, 2018 at 02:03 PM

Oh no he didn't.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 28, 2018 at 02:06 PM

But how great would it be if we trotted a defensive lineman out to punt.

86Cane

Don't forget about this one:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/fl-sp-um-odenigbo-transfer-20180119-story.html

Go Canes!!

White: The Miami Hurricanes coaching staff is "confident" that 2018 wide receiver prospect Marquez Ezzard will commit to Miami, per source.

Herbieibis

Forgot about Michael Wyche, Plug, King, Ivey, Moore, Briscoe, who they wanted to convert to the position. I was talking about our last 15 or most rescent. A list of the who’s Who of DT’S

His Royal Dudeness

Our last drafted DT was Kareem Brown? Is that right? 😩

His Royal Dudeness

Great news is Nesta says he aint flipping. Hes committed to Miami.

86Cane

Hopefully we don’t start converting punters into defensive linemen.

Posted by: TonyCane | January 28, 2018 at 02:03 PM

Oh no he didn't.

86Cane

UM Defensive Tackles in NFL:

*Rubin Carter * - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1975 NFL Draft as the 121 pick by the Denver Broncos (1975–1986).
*Gary Dunn - Drafted in the 6th round of the 1976 NFL Draft as the 159th pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers (1976–1987).
*Don Latimer #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1978 NFL Draft as the 27th pick by the Denver Broncos (1978–1983).
*Jim Burt * - Undrafted in the 1981 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the New York Giants (1981–1988), also played for the San Francisco 49ers (1989–1991).
*Tony Fitzpatrick * - Drafted in the 1984 USFL Draft was an All-Pro Nose Tackle Houston Oilers (1985-1986) Minnesota Vikings (1987-1988)
*Lester Williams #* - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 27th pick by the New England Patriots (1982–1985), also played for the San Diego Chargers (1986), and the Seattle Seahawks (1987).
*Bob Nelson - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1982 NFL Draft as the 120th pick by the Miami Dolphins (1982), also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1986) and the Green Bay Packers (1988-1990).
*Tony Chickillo - Drafted in the 5th round of the 1983 NFL Draft as the 131st pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1983), also played for the San Diego Chargers (1984-1985) and the New York Jets (1987).
*Dallas Cameron - Drafted in the 7th round of the 1985 NFL Draft as the 194th pick by the Denver Broncos (1985).
*Kevin Fagan * - Drafted in the 4th round of the 1986 NFL Draft as the 102nd pick by the San Francisco 49ers (1987–1993).
*Jerome Brown #*~ (2x ProBowler) - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 9th pick by the Philadelphia Eagles (1987–1991). Killed in car accident in between the 1991 and 1992 NFL seasons.
*Dan Sileo - Drafted as a 3rd round supplemental pick of the 1987 NFL Draft as the 2nd pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at #56 (1987), also played in the World League of American Football (1992), and in the Arena Football League (1994), also played in the CFL for the Las Vegas Posse.
*Cortez Kennedy #*~ (8x ProBowler) (Pro Football Hall of Fame) - Drafted in the 1st round in the 1990 NFL Draft as the 3rd pick by the Seattle Seahawks (1990–2000).
*Jimmie Jones - Drafted in the 3rd round in the 1990 NFL Draft as the 64th pick by the Dallas Cowboys (1990–1993), Los Angeles Rams/St. Louis Rams (1994–1996), and the Philadelphia Eagles (1997).
*Russell Maryland #*~ (College Football Hall of Fame) (1x ProBowler) - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1991 NFL Draft as the 1st pick by the Dallas Cowboys (1991–1995), also played for the Oakland Raiders (1996–1999), and the Green Bay Packers (2000).
*Warren Sapp #* (7x ProBowler) (Pro Football Hall of Fame) - Drafted in the 1st round of the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995–2003), also played for the Oakland Raiders (2004–2007). Member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
*Damione Lewis # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2001 NFL Draft as the 12th pick by the St. Louis Rams (2001–2005), also played for the Carolina Panthers (2006–2009), and the Houston Texans (2010).
*William Joseph # - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 25th pick by the New York Giants (2003–2007), and also played for the Oakland Raiders (2008–2010).
*Vince Wilfork # (5x ProBowler) - Drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NFL Draft as the 21st pick by the New England Patriots (2004–2014) and currently plays for the Houston Texans (2015–present).
*Orien Harris - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2006 NFL Draft as the 133rd pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers (2006), also played for the Cleveland Browns (2006), Buffalo Bills (2007), New Orleans Saints (2007), Cincinnati Bengals (2008), St. Louis Rams (2009), Detroit Lions (2009), Cincinnati Bengals (2009) and in the United Football League for the Virginia Destroyers (2011).
*Kareem Brown - Drafted in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft as the 127th pick by the New England Patriots (2007), also played for the New York Jets (2007–2008), New York Giants (2009), and the Tennessee Titans (2009–2010).
*Antonio Dixon - Undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins (did not play), and then the Philadelphia Eagles (2009–2012) and currently plays in the Arena Football League for the New Orleans VooDoo (2014–present).
*Dwayne Hendricks - Undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the New York Giants (2009–2011) and plays in the Arena League for the Arizona Rattlers (2013).
*Joe Joseph - Undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the Tennessee Titans (2010), also played for the Washington Redskins (2010).
*Marcus Forston - Undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the New England Patriots (2012–2013).
*Micanor Regis - Undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Falcons (2012) and also played for the Carolina Panthers (2014).
*Luther Robinson - Undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the Green Bay Packers (2014) and also played for the San Diego Chargers.
*Olsen Pierre - Undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the Arizona Cardinals (2015–present).
*Calvin Heurtelou - Undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft signed as a free agent by the Denver Broncos (2016–present).

TonyCane

Coker’s success at recruiting wide receivers has been transferred to Richt and DTs this year. Hopefully we don’t start converting punters into defensive linemen.

86Cane

Can anyone name our last 15 true DT’S?

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 28, 2018 at 01:30 PM

How far back can we go? Starting with Jerome Brown, Cortez Kennedy or Russell Maryland?

Herbieibis

We’ve been having epic fails at DT, hello! One every year or every other year ain’t getting it. Macintosh and Bethel came in as DE’S. Can anyone name our last 15 true DT’S?

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 28, 2018 at 01:01 PM

Its not looking good at DT, LB or OT. Despite great work at multiple positions, this is so far an incomplete class. LB can be easily resolved with great work next year. OT & DT are a big issue unless next year sees a 5* at both spots.

1mg of Epi

like **** DL D. Briggs may have committed to FSU also. Miami might have an epic fail on its hands at DT. Nesta will mean everything.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 28, 2018 at 12:29 PM

#botchthefinish

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 86Cane | January 28, 2018 at 12:49 PM

And miss beating FSU? Nah.

86Cane

Miami might have an epic fail on its hands at DT.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 28, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Just another reason to take 2018 off.

His Royal Dudeness

Looks like **** DL D. Briggs may have committed to FSU also. Miami might have an epic fail on its hands at DT. Nesta will mean everything.

His Royal Dudeness

**** LB X. Peters flips to FSU.

*** DT J. Chatman seems to be very happy about his FSU visit.

Herbieibis

Go to Miami Diehards for good recruiting info.

CoCane

🤣

1mg of Epi

Shut up. Jerk.

Go Canes!!

I thought this place got bad at times.

Just went on CIS to see if there was any updated recruiting info. All people do on that site talk trash about the dumbest things ever.

Not only is it impossible to follow, there's very little good discussion.

Makes us look downright civilized here on the space.

1mg of Epi

Dee Liner was a good one.

His Royal Dudeness

If Moose Griffith isnt the best name ever for a big ass strong dude, I dont know what is.

His Royal Dudeness

I dont know any thing about the level of competition that 2 star DT sees at Sandalwood High in Jacksonville, but my goodness is his tape good.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: WWIN | January 27, 2018 at 11:17 PM

Lol.

CoCane

It's football. The ultimate team sport. Not tennis or golf. No QB, not even Brady wins by themself.

The TEAM beat FSU and Notre Dame. Nosier helped a little bit. You know what it is...

WWIN

Posted by: CoCane | January 27, 2018 at 09:39 PM

He beat fsu, Notre Dame, and EXCEEDED expectations... can't hate on that... have you been here these past 15yrs... sorry

86Cane

Or some of us just see the reality of the situation.

a) We arent that good.
b) Our coach isnt that good.
c) We fell really, really far.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 27, 2018 at 04:04 PM

Just another reason to take 2018 off.

CoCane

Herbi,

There is nothing you can say that will make Willie admit Nosier is basura (GARBAGE). He knows... We all saw what it was.

Nosier is to Willie what Golden was to Go Canes. He can have that.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: WWIN | January 27, 2018 at 08:27 PM

Totally a failing grade I’m sure. And he didn’t even have his offensive lineman fall down.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 27, 2018 at 09:15 PM

No big time program in America can have a blue chip QB with his mind wrong in its 2nd year, not when you are relying on him. You cant be a Randy Shannon and just throw a kid into a doghouse until he figures it out, you have to make sure he gets it. I think Richt understands that.

Herbieibis

Yeah, unless he’ dumb as nails. He himself he wasn’t ready, this past year. His mindset wasn’t right. It better be this year.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 27, 2018 at 09:04 PM

Even if Rosier completely wins the job, throws 62% for the season, 3,000 yards, 25 TDs and only 5 INTs, that boy Perry is getting reps.

Herbieibis

Guys, let the Herb interject for just one minute. Rosier, although average at best, isn’t an above average qb. He’s a bridge nothing more. Look, i’ll Give him the FSU and G. Tech miracles but as a passer he stinks. A 4th year JR. and he is as erratic as he was the first day on campus. Tua, comes off the bench, Ice freaking cold and is told to sic em Dano. Dude threw a frozen rope 40 yds to win the ship. One flipping half of a game and Rosier has had 14 starts and still can’t throw it in the ocean, if it were in front of him. Start the a freshmen and let Rosey come off the bench. We ain’t winning no ship next year, so play the frosh and let them get experience. If Mac and Norton had come back and had Johnson had not flown the Coop, I might think otherwise.

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 27, 2018 at 05:30 PM

You're the blog disgrace... You died with Golden! Those numbers were not good!

WWIN

Or like clockwork to piggy back Co Canes?
😂😂😂

WWIN

Lol like clockwork Ha.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 27, 2018 at 03:07 PM

Yeah let's be quick to shoot down Rosier... we've had much better seasons than this
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

WWIN

So Tua's numbers were good???

But I'd rather hate on a man that finally beat fsu after 7 straight losses. Let's not forget that we ain't been chit in 15yrs and this is the best season we've had... but let's keep complaining lol

Herbieibis

I see where we are offering a 2 star DT. My, somethings never change. You Are relegated to low level talent, when u don’t plan ahead, that or another one year wonder grad student.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 27, 2018 at 07:44 PM

We arent so good that we can expect to win on a bad day against a motivated opponent. We are on our way there though, of course we need to see how DT recruiting goes.

Herbieibis

Good teams find a way to win the tuff games, something we are still working on. I want us to be better than good. Good teams find a way to lose to the Pitt’s of the world, better teams find a way to win, even when they stink! My expectations have always been high, even in our darkest hours. We have out recruited 80 percent of this conference, the last 10 years but because of lamebrain coaching and average qb play, we have been mediocre at best.

SinisterCane

PS2

Dan Sileo JR:

Official Visit confirmed. Ivins will probably announce it in the next couple days

BEERicane

Canes quit in OT

CoCane

Sad to see Newton and Brown regress the way they have. They are holding this team back...

NativeCane

CANES going to OT in trailernasty!

Go Canes!!!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | January 27, 2018 at 03:52 PM

See you in 2019.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: WWIN | January 27, 2018 at 02:29 PM


Your troll game is so weak.

BEERicane

Canes b-ball unis ugly AF

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 86Cane | January 27, 2018 at 03:52 PM

Or some of us just see the reality of the situation.

a) We arent that good.
b) Our coach isnt that good.
c) We fell really, really far.

86Cane

The way some people downplay expectations around here shows just how compromised we are as fans.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 86Cane | January 27, 2018 at 01:49 PM

Because you should still be proud of your boys when they are heading in the right direction.

BigWindyCane1

Just you wait, if Perry is the 2nd coming of Andrew Luck, the offense will look decent.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 27, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Very true. A good QB can make everything on offense look better. A bad QB, just the opposite


Terrance Sullivan

Lol like clockwork Ha.

CoCane

There it is^^^ Lol

WWIN

He was 14-24 for 166 and 3 TDs in one half.

Give me not that good all next season

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 27, 2018 at 12:21 PM

If his name was Rosier you'd be complaining!

WWIN

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 27, 2018 at 11:54 AM

First half bad... second half luck!

86Cane

2019 is the year we can make some real noise.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 27, 2018 at 01:17 PM

Just another reason why everyone should take 2018 off.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 27, 2018 at 12:21 PM

I want an OL that gives us 10 wins. You add an exceptional QB to that and youve got a chance. Next year is critical, we need another really solid year winning the Coastal and finishing top 10. Our recruiting class must answer every positions depth from then on. Its a process but we are firmly on that road. 2019 is the year we can make some real noise.

Go Canes!!

He was 14-24 for 166 and 3 TDs in one half.

Give me not that good all next season

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 27, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Tua wasnt that good. He was bailed out by Ridley on a terrible throw into the endzone. He was this close to a game killing turnover.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 27, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Think Alabama in the first half of the NC game compared to the 2nd.

How putrid did they look at halftime? Overthrows, inconsistency running the ball, scrambles leading to throw aways.

Second half the new kid ran the offense and made throws all over the field.

Same OC, same players but they found someone who could do all they wanted s done.

Haven’t had that here, last tee or the year before.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: roachcane77 | January 27, 2018 at 11:13 AM

Just you wait, if Perry is the 2nd coming of Andrew Luck, the offense will look decent.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 27, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Correct. We still need a 10th coach, assuming the Patke guy isnt it.

RCCF

Uhhhh Hello Guys....

Cooney was hired last year lol, where were U guys??

roachcane77

Offensive Quality Control Analyst?

Well... I guess it's better than NO Offensive help... CERTAINLY NOT an Offensive COORDINATOR.

This Cooney guy will probably not really have much power... Can you imagine telling the BOSS that hired you that his Offensive play-calling philosophy sucks eggs?

1mg of Epi

Support staff isn’t a coaching position

RCCF

Posted by: 86Cane | January 27, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Happened Already Cooney is on staff

WWIN

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 26, 2018 at 11:21 PM

To be honest... we knew Mac and Knorton was thinking about leaving before the season even started

86Cane

Miami set to add David Cooney to support staff
Miami is set to add local coach David Cooney to their football support staff, as he will join the program as an Offensive Quality Control Analyst.

Cooney was previously the offensive coordinator for the 2016 8A state champion Southridge Spartans and was at Coral Gables high school prior to that. Cooney has also made is mark in south Florida football over the past few years as one of the architects of the Florida Fire 7-on-7, whose team produces multiple top-level recruits each year.

The hire is expected to be made official and announced this week.

86Cane

On the UM web site they still have 10 coaches listed.

86Cane

Nice guy, no experience?

Danny Kalter is in his first season as a graduate assistant for Special Teams for the Miami Hurricanes football program.

Prior to his current role, Kalter served as a student volunteer at Miami for the 2013-2016 seasons.

A native of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Kalter graduated from the University of Miami in 2017.

RCCF

Also for those that care to pay attention, the kids are merely taking visits because they can.. Nesta is trolling his friends and making sure they don't sign anywhere but where he wants them too!! The U!!

Don't Be Shocked ALL of AH comes to The U

Herbieibis

U guys want numbers, I would say at most times teams ideally would have between 14-16 D-Linemen but not DA U, nah we got a whopping 7. Adding Rueasau and Silvera that only gives us 9. At the rate we are going we aren’t ever going to catch up. We are still short at dB. We should have close to 8 ships available. We also need some more star power at LB.

Terrance Sullivan

KYCane and 86Cane y'all pick me up in Hollywood. But we will discuss final details.

RCCF

We Actually Have the 10th Coach Already...
I believe his name is David Cooney

Can't be looking for something you already have guys.

TonyCane

I had a couple of conversations at work about this - if you were Vince McMahon, how would you make the XFL stand out and be entertaining?

1mg of Epi

Dantonio for 10th coach

His Royal Dudeness

Why not VanGorder as LB coach?

KYcane

Meet you in Delray?

Posted by: 86Cane | January 26, 2018 at 11:48 PM

Works for me

86Cane

Be waitin on you

Posted by: KYcane | January 26, 2018 at 08:33 PM

Meet you in Delray?

1mg of Epi

Thats 3 players

His Royal Dudeness

And the math this year was 2 Freshmen DT. Plus 1 if you can grab him. The problem was they havent gotten 2 true DTs per cycle for years now.

1mg of Epi

have to re-elect me in 2024 for that. You'll take your half measure and like it.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 26, 2018 at 11:34 PM

Yessir

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 26, 2018 at 11:32 PM

The math only changes by 1 player.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 26, 2018 at 11:24 PM

You'll have to re-elect me in 2024 for that. You'll take your half measure and like it.

1mg of Epi

^^^ u know I’m not a recruiting guy, so I’m not being snarky just legit seems like shit went south in one spot that shouldn’tve

1mg of Epi

by: 1mg of Epi | January 26, 2018 at 11:22 PM

Is this sarcasm? Lol.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 26, 2018 at 11:24 PM

No. If your talking about numbers, the calculus 2 weeks before NSD suddenly looks much different at one position. How deep should their Plan b guys go, and at what point do u not waste a scholly on a body?

1mg of Epi

by: 1mg of Epi | January 26, 2018 at 08:11 PM

I saw that but what the heck does it mean?

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 26, 2018 at 08:15 PM

I know what we want it to mean. I don’t think it means that.

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: 1mg of Epi | January 26, 2018 at 11:22 PM

Is this sarcasm? Lol.

1mg of Epi

President in 2020, I will sign an executive order banning HS highlight films that dont use that little arrow to identify the player before the snap.

Posted by: His Royal Dudeness | January 26, 2018 at 11:19 PM

Can u require the player be highlited throughout the play? For us olds.

1mg of Epi

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 26, 2018 at 10:56 PM


Yea.. but how do U plan for 2 guys going to the nfl who shouldn’t, another suffering a freak career ending injury and a snowflake leaving cause he’s homesick?

His Royal Dudeness

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 26, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Keep the faith my man, until you cant any longer. Bare minimum is 2 DT and 1 DE and thats really gambling.

1mg of Epi

Yea.. but how do U plan for 2 guys going to the nfl who shouldn’t, another suffering a freak career ending injury and a snowflake leaving cause he’s homesick?

His Royal Dudeness

If you elect me President in 2020, I will sign an executive order banning HS highlight films that dont use that little arrow to identify the player before the snap.

Herbieibis

If things turn South with recruiting, we are going to be in some serious trouble numbers wise along the front on defense. If it does it serves them right, Richt’s not paying enough attention to that side of the ball. Real iffy with the ships we have left. Could end up eating 5 or 6 ships.

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