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November 09, 2018

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Canespace over the years.

What a long, strange trip it's been...

DallasTX Cane

Re: the many infamous photos... okay, now you’re just bragging SOUP

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff Soup!

Go Canes!!

Come on boys let’s get this thing turned around starting today.

86Cane

Re: the many infamous photos... okay, now you’re just bragging SOUP

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | November 09, 2018 at 11:33 PM

Maybe just a tad? LOL

86Cane

Canes 34 - Jackets 13

raizecane

I miss those canespace shirts........

Go Canes!!


How a Miami Hurricanes defensive line recruit became one of New York’s top running backs

BY DAVID WILSON

November 09, 2018 05:14 PM

The Miami Hurricanes’ Class of 2019 took some hits in the past week, but as multiple players defected from the recruiting class, Jason Blissett doubled down on his commitment.

A three-star defensive tackle in the 247Sports.com composite rankings, Blissett announced on Twitter on Thursday he would shut down his recruitment. The senior from Poly Prep Country Day in Brooklyn will sign his National Letter of Intent in December, although he won’t be able to early enroll.

From afar, Miami views Blissett as one of the more intriguing prospects in the 2019. The defensive lineman wrapped up his final high school season Saturday as Poly Prep fell to Rye (N.Y.) Country Day, 34-28, in the Metropolitan Independent Football League championship game. Blissett, for his part, was as good as ever, racking up nine tackles and even running for 90 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

Yes, Blissett isn’t just one of the top defensive linemen in New York. He’s also a highly productive running back, who finished his senior year with more than 400 yards and 11 touchdowns despite fewer than 50 carries. Blissett explains how this came to be — and how a kid from New York decided on the Hurricanes — in a question-and-answer session from Thursday.

Miami Herald: How’d your senior season go?

Blissett: “Personally, I felt like my senior season went well. I felt like a progressed a lot from my junior year, just overall, just being an asset on the field. However, it didn’t really go the way I planned. I really wanted to come home with a championship. Unfortunately, we fell short of that by six points. Just a great game that came down to the fourth quarter and just threw a pick in the red zone when it got close to the end of the game, but I’m proud of my team. I’m really happy as far as we’ve come, but I’m not satisfied with the outcome.”

MH: How’d you end up playing running back?

JB: “When I was younger, in my youth league, I played a little bit of running back and fullback, and when I came to my high school I told them about it and they kind of laughed at the idea. Throughout my three years, they’d always tease me, talking about how I think I’m a running back, but this year, my senior year, we unfortunately lost a lot of players and a lot of athletes that were supposed to be great on our team. So during some conditioning drills, they could see how fast and explosive I was, and they actually threw me out there in the backfield, lined me up at tight end and they just saw that I stood out. I was just one of the bigger, faster guys on the team, so it was like, Why not? And they just didn’t look back.

MH: How’d you end up playing football? It’s not as big up there as it is in Florida.

JB: “My dad actually played football at Temple and could’ve potentially went to the NFL, but he didn’t perform so well in the combine. He loves football, so he introduced me to it at 7 years old and I started off with a local organization and then I switched organizations around 9 and I’ve just been playing since I was 7. I actually took a year off to play basketball because there’s like weight restrictions in the league that I was playing in and it just wasn’t fitting for my lifestyle. I’m a big boy. I like to eat, so it just wasn’t fun for me to play football and have to do that.”

MH: How does a kid from New York wind up with Miami?

JB: “At the beginning of my recruitment, I wasn’t really too sure about going too far from home and things like that. I thought I was going to stay close to home and really represent New York close to home, but my coach ended up helping me get down to Florida, and really just broaden my horizons and just open my horizons to a new world. It seemed to me like the perfect fit and really I just love the decision I made. When I got down there, I just felt at home and really since then I haven’t looked back.”

MH: Is it weird to look back and think you picked the Hurricanes?

JB: “Yeah, it is actually very weird to me. If I would’ve said to my old self, ‘I’m going to be committed to Miami one day,’ I would’ve never believed it. It is really weird for to be committed to Miami and actually, no, I have no ties to Miami. That was my first time down there.”

MH: How did defensive line coach Jess Simpson first get in touch with you?

JB: “He came down to recruit me and my friend Adisa [Isaac], that goes to Canarsie High School in Brooklyn. He came my way because he knew I was one of the better athletes. This was after the Nike Opening and the Rivals thing, and stuff like that. And he knew I was one of the better defensive tackles in the northeastern region, so he came my way after seeing my film, and told me that he wanted me to come down and camp. He invited me down, I wasn’t really sure how I was going to get down there, but between me, and my dad and my coach, we made it happen, so I’m really happy I made it down there.”

MH: Was it important to you to find a school near a major city?

JB: “It felt very familiar and I was really happy that I had that feeling of it. I said a bunch of times that it kind of reminded me of New York, not exactly, but just the city feel and the people around the area. I just got that vibe. It still felt like home. It wasn’t hugely important, but it played a small role.”

MH: Do you have any superstitions on the field?

JB: “My coach actually pointed this out to me and I kind of stuck with it. I can’t wear anything under my pads, no shirt. Nothing. At most, I can wear sleeves, but I don’t play as well when I wear things under my pads.”

MH: You ended up changing numbers from 52 to No. 6 this year. Any reason for it?

JB: “Initially, I was supposed to be five, but they messed up the order and they made five a medium jersey and six a large jersey. They were both too small, but I figured a medium was way too tight, so I was like I might as well be six. I did want a single digit. I didn’t really care what the single digit was.

“The season before I wore 52 and I was very close to that number. ... My freshman through my junior year, I wore 52. It’s just associated with great, dominant defensive players. I felt like I was entitled to that number and really I just had big shoes to fill, and it just worked for me.”

MH: You’ve said a few times you want to be a federal agent if you don’t go the NFL. Why?

JB: “I actually have military history in my family. My aunt was actually in the Navy. My uncle is part of the NYPD and so is one of my aunts, so I grew up watching a lot of ‘Law & Order’ with my cousins and my grandparents. It just seemed so cool to me. It was just something that called out to me. I didn’t think I was going to be like a lawyer or a doctor. I knew I would be something that was exciting or that got my adrenaline pumping, and I figured that was it.”

Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article221433145.html#storylink=cpy

His Majesty The Dude on High

Im watching Eric Wolford's unit today vs Florida. Hes on my OL watch list.

His Majesty The Dude on High

So far so good, nice pockets and a noticeable push.

His Majesty The Dude on High

S. Carolina's OL owned FU on that opening drive. Jake Bentley had all the time in the world. 7/7 passing, 7-0 SC.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Yeah, SCe OL is coached well.

His Majesty The Dude on High

14-0 SCe, FU cant get a glove on Brantley. OL had a few big runs.

mi@mic@ne

its amazing how these college teams score 14 points in the first q ....how do they do that?

mi@mic@ne

Nebraska's got 30 points already and there is 6 minutes left in the first half...lol

mi@mic@ne

with a freshman qb

His Majesty The Dude on High

21-14 at the half. If SCe D can get some stops then FU will lose. SCe OL is handling the game.

mi@mic@ne

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoR9BoxVpz4&list=PLYtkcRpMOp8K2RIXbF2ijpaOu5kgkIl_Z

Pure Cane...Ed Reed

mi@mic@ne

Reed called the young teammates low life's..lol
They did not study film to mentally prepare for a game..

mi@mic@ne

turds are getting pushed up today.....good start to the sat

His Majesty The Dude on High

FU is gonna win... 😧

His Majesty The Dude on High

Mark Richt not even in the SEC anymore, and he's still getting passed up by Florida coaches.......

raizecane

Who cares about Florida......

His Majesty The Dude on High

Who cares about Florida......

Posted by: raizecane | November 10, 2018 at 03:37 PM

Miami fans that understand recruiting and the impact that other schools successes have on our own.

Terrance Sullivan

Exactly Raize. I could give a damn about Florida.

solarcane

miss those canespace shirts........

Posted by: raizecane | November 10, 2018 at 09:01 AM

Me too
The dude that redesigned the canespace shirts from pic one to pick two knows his stuff

orange 'n green in the vein

Line's down to one and a half but will it kickoff with UM as an underdog for the first time all year?

Probably . . .

Terrance Sullivan

Lol we should be a 11 and 1/2 point underdog.

MLAlumni1970

Being the underdog is so very sad.

MLAlumni1970

ED REED was always a class act who loved and played so hard for the U.
Remember when he was hurt badly, and urged his teammates to go on to victory, many years ago. Just can't remember the game teams and date.

NativeCane

miss those canespace shirts........

Posted by: raizecane | November 10, 2018 at 09:01 AM

Me too til I saw a group of certain Canespacers scoff,jeer, taunt, deride, mock, ridicule, and tease a poor youngster when he wore the exact same Canespacers t-shirt as Soup,permanently damaging his psyche spawning the T-too movement.

NativeCane

Being the underdog is so very sad.

Posted by: MLAlumni1970 | November 10, 2018 at 05:02 PM

I know Mary Lou, FSU and UF sucks and we're not even good enough to talk trash!

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: MLAlumni1970 | November 10, 2018 at 05:06 PM"

http://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=212860052

BigWindyCane

Virginia Tech’s run defense is absolutely horrible! The Canes should have a team that they can run the ball on

BigWindyCane

It looks like PITT (yes, I mean PITT) is the clear favorite to win the Coastal Division this season.

mi@mic@ne

Washington st putting it to Colorado...cane style...thinking about the time we had the Pirate in our back yard waiting for a call...times have changed

The Dude

any one have a link to a live stream?

Harry Miller

Good, I hope, I get to see the game out here in CA.
Come on Canes show us something.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Jeezus boys, save some O for next week.

BigWindyCane

Is it possible that the Canes will score on their first drive?

mi@mic@ne

its crazy that he took perry out...

His Majesty The Dude on High

Who is calling plays?

mi@mic@ne

I knew if Perry had a good oc that he would be the big guy

mi@mic@ne

wow we have life lol

BigWindyCane

Wow! I think this is the first game against power 5 teams where the canes scored a TD on the first drive

His Majesty The Dude on High

That was without a doubt, our most coherent drive of 2018.

BigWindyCane

I like the play calls and play designs. If the Canes can continue to play like this with Perry, this could be something to build on

mi@mic@ne

no reason that any team in the acc other than Clemson should compete with us...its obvious

mi@mic@ne

we wasted a lot of games

His Majesty The Dude on High

I just saw a picture from Canespace on TV.

Herbieibis

U want to watch offense. Oak. St vs Oak. This is the offense we need to run
Oak st. No elite linemen and QB who has thrown for over 500 yds. 5th yr. Senior and this is his first yr. Starting. With our defense we could be 9-0. With this type offense.

mi@mic@ne

no push up front...the d tackle got pancaked...

His Majesty The Dude on High

Posted by: Herbieibis | November 10, 2018 at 07:26 PM

Mike Yurcich. Every week until we sign him up.

BigWindyCane

If the Canes defense doesn’t play better, The Canes will need to score 40+ points to have a chance. 🤥

mi@mic@ne

you got to dominate on the d line if you want to stop that offense...cant let the qb run horizontal

BigWindyCane

No excuses for Deejay’s turnovers

His Majesty The Dude on High

Ive always felt the GT game is just one you hope to survive.

His Majesty The Dude on High

DeeJay needs the bench.

mi@mic@ne

d jay a turn over machine

Ted

Dallas needs to be benched. I noticed he was timid carrying the ball earlier. I hope he doesn't become like Sammie Smith with the Dolphins years ago. If he does he is finished.

IraqiCane

looks like DJ doesn't like the cold.

mi@mic@ne

this is not cane football...i dont know what this is

BigWindyCane

Can’t beat GT with turnovers. I know Deejay is dating Dugans daughter, but this favoritism has to stop.

Herbieibis

Where in the hell is the Dee end and out side lb on TD run.

mi@mic@ne

we used to shut this down back in the day...all about dominating the line of scrimmage....the team looks like the air is sucked out

Herbieibis

Manny better make some quick adjustments.

IraqiCane

and we are right back to running up the middle.

mi@mic@ne

jj used to destroy the option...

BEERicane

DJ should never get another carry

mi@mic@ne

just like Reed said..the team never felt secure about winning the starting job...they could easily be replaced

BigWindyCane

I see how Perry is still struggling to read defenses and understand the offense.

mi@mic@ne

we had receivers wide open... he throws into double coverage. ..probably afraid he will get pulled

BigWindyCane

Need a defensive stop

mi@mic@ne

we are making the acc look like the nfl

Herbieibis

Got 2 men wide ass open and Perry throws a 15 yd out to a covered Thomas. We have people open. I didn't think it was true. We just got stupid underdeveloped QB's. I don't want to get into the inepps on the OLine.

BigWindyCane

Great physical play by Garvin. Need more plays like that on defense

Herbieibis

Do we have one kid on the roster who can punt a ball more than 40 yds without the roll?

BigWindyCane

Hopefully, CMR and JR are talking to Perry during breaks. Need to eliminate penalties and play ahead of the sticks

IraqiCane

DAMNIT!!!!

BigWindyCane

It’s hard to win with two turnovers. Fundamentals are killing the Canes so far

mi@mic@ne

fumbles..offsides ..i hear a sucking sound

mi@mic@ne

long nite ...d line getting handled

AeroCane

Richt is really a bad coach
Canespace friends - he’s in his 3rd year! We need to win this because I don’t think we will beat pitt or vt.
This is a truly uninspired, not well coached team
Very sad

Terrance Sullivan

Just get on to Jarren Williams already. Hopefully next Game and play him rest of the season. We are a bad football team.

raizecane

I am not surprised at all at this score....i said earlier this week that this team has given up. We just might finish 5 - 7

mi@mic@ne

perry looks like a pro on first drive and disappears...passing game needs to be consistent ...jj "you got to pass to score"

His Majesty The Dude on High

GT absolutely knew the play. Thats MR predictability.

His Majesty The Dude on High

Why would you call a TO on 3rd and 32?

BigWindyCane

Poorly coached team. Cager didn’t high point that catch. Pope blocks below the waist. Penalties galore killing drives. Terrible

BigWindyCane

Great play by Shaq to recover that fumble

mi@mic@ne

this coaching job does not have the perks of a big university...it takes a coach who will turn it around in 2 or 3 years...you see it unraveling because Richt thinks its like Georgia...

His Majesty The Dude on High

Oh my... that was a terrible punt... and yet we may have discovered a new way to trick punt... lol.

Herbieibis

That's one time where our sorry punters helped us out. 25 yds and hits a GT player.

Go Canes!!

This offensive line is abhorrent.

AeroCane

Cager should not be playing
Terrible ball player who appears to not try or care most of the time
However, our uninspired idiot coach keeps him in

His Majesty The Dude on High

That draw on 2nd down is so lazy. Richt looking for cheap yards way too early. Keep throwing and in the redzone, say 11 yard line go for the draw.

BigWindyCane

Carol City Cam Davis! We need to see more of him. And just imagine when Lingard is healthy next season

mi@mic@ne

finally we have a back who gets a crease and turns it into a score...why did we stick with slower backs? now we are out of it.

mi@mic@ne

in miami there is no such thing as next year...the culture demands success like the pros ...you get your best players on the field ...you dont waste time...if perry is not cutting it you go to williams..you got to get them ready...

Killerbeez

Well offsides and fumbles don't help. Hopefully we can get it fixed in the second half. If we have a QB that is afraid to get pulled and make mistakes, we have the wrong guy behind center. JS Windy. I'm sure the coaches aren't teaching these guys to fumble and illegally block. Some times kids do dumb Shi+.

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