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January 03, 2019

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SOUP

1. Schiano and Kiffin would leave their jobs for what reason again? I love this hypothetical however.

2. Miami dynasty is formed for the next 20 years!!

Posted by: JaxCane | January 04, 2019 at 06:24 PM

1. Schiano used to coach under Butch as DC at Maimi. They have a good relationship.

2. Kiffin is at FAU and could UPGRADE his status as Head Coach in waiting at UM under Butch who is probably good for 3-5 years max an 1-2 Championships.

SOUP

If you polled members of my family, most of them, Ohio State fans all, would tell you they hope that Greg Schiano doesn’t return to the Buckeyes next season. Based on his comments earlier Thursday, those OSU fans who lean in the direction of a change in leadership on that side of the ball could very well see their wishes come true in the not-too-distant future.

- John Taylor, College Football Talk

DallasTX Cane

Solar: I haven’t really followed MA’s coaching career. I loved him as a player. He was average physically but a born leader that the team followed and he won. Chris Simms was the guy with the NFL body but 10 cent head that even a lemming wouldn’t follow. I know he has coached with several well respected guys and was considered an “up & comer” a few years ago. I think he got somewhat of a raw deal at Houston - 1st time HC that made a lot of typical mistakes for a 1st time HC; only got 2 years so no real chance to learn and adjust; he was 7-1 this year before a five game losing streak buried him, losing his best 2 players to injury didn’t help. MA’s worst mistake?... following Tom Herman.

The other coin side is he hired D’no. He hired Briles - might have been good football-wise but was controversial and Kendall leaving Htown so quickly reflected poorly on MA. Lot of judgement calls that didn’t sit well with UH AD & Pres.

So I’m still a MA fan and want him to succeed. I’m not excited about him at Miami more due to the fact that I believe Manny would greatly benefit from more experienced staff to guide & mentor. If he does end up here, I think he’ll do well given Miami talent & speed plus taking off all the HC responsibility shackles.

TonyCane

Latest rumor is that after Fedora, second choice for OC is Clemson co-OC Jeff Scott.

solarcane

DTX
Thanks I remember MA playing mostly because his name was a bit unusual.
When he moved on to coaching I didnt really follow how he was doing.

I am willing to give him a chance.
I just don't want a good cop bad cop deal with offensive players like the brief Richt Era was developing.

I followed Fedora for awhile, and always thought he did a lot with average players. He is also fiery.
He was my choice.

The guy from Troy seems to know offense, maybe he is a fit.

No soft ass coaches!


TruCane81

People trying to figure out who the fourth unnamed candidate is.

This could possibly be guy Diaz said would knock our socks off if named.

All the sauces is guessing trying to get a “Heard it here first.” take like I’m always doing lol.

JaxCane

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 08:41 PM

Got it, we want the DC from the team whose fan base doesn't even want him anymore? I would say Diaz has done a better job with less talent than Greg...

Now I'm going to pull a WWIN


What good offense has his defense shutdown? A bad Purdue team torched him. And we expect him to beat Clemson..No thanks

😉😉


See soup it's all about narrative..

solarcane

This could possibly be guy Diaz said would knock our socks off if named.

I knew it!
Urban Meyers

SOUP

People trying to figure out who the fourth unnamed candidate is.

Posted by: TruCane81 | January 04, 2019 at 09:29 PM

Only ONE name: Terrance Sullivan.

SOUP

Jax...U are missing the message.

I am not saying that Schiano is a better DC coach than Diaz (he may be IF combined with the coach that rhymes with Butch) but I AM saying that his NAME along with that other guy I mentioned along with that Kiffin Dude from FAU could recruit the F$#% outta South Florida.

Argue that?

IJS

SOUP

Butch + Schiano + Kiffin > Diaz + Baker + Applewhite

Alex D

out who the fourth unnamed candidate is.

Posted by: TruCane81 | January 04, 2019 at 09:29 PM

I would say a local big name high school coach, however, the last big name high school coach that was hired (Mike Rumph), had not delivered on local 5 star recruits from his former school.

JaxCane

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 09:45 PM

"could recruit the F$#% outta South Florida."

based on what? who was the last big time guy Greg got from down there?

I love Butch. I do.

Who are when has Lane gotten a big time guy from south Florida? 247 says Bo Scarborough is the only big time recruit he has ever gotten from Florida...and that's not so.flo

Soup I would love your staff but I just dont see how that haul would even be possible to obtain..That seems like something off of season mode on NCAA college football game

JaxCane

Strength coach hired

When Manny Diaz was hired by Temple ... remember that? ... his first personnel move was to retain head strength and conditioning coach David Feeley..

And when Diaz took the UM job one of his first moves was to dismiss strength coach Gus Felder.

Now?

Sources tell CaneSport that Feeley is a leading candidate to head the weight room for Diaz at Miami.

Diaz had given Feeley the title "Assistant Athletics Director, Football Sports Performance" at Temple.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: JaxCane | January 04, 2019 at 10:16 PM

Going into his third season as HC, coming off a school record nine wins at FIU, Butch Davis currently has the........115th ranked recruiting class in America.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: NativeCane | January 04, 2019 at 05:44 PM

That is a funny sh*tty story. Lol.

thirstybuzzardcane

Possibly are new strength coach! Sounds like a winner and holds people accountable!

https://youtu.be/bDdflblZ_Kw

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 04, 2019 at 10:48 PM

All of 'em low key gems, future 1st rounders & Hall of Famers.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 09:45 PM

Yep.

solarcane

GoCanes,

Yes but look at the school he is trying to bring recruits to.

If This was still 1999 and Butch was at the U, and he was playing in the Orange Bowl, and his school already had 4 national championships, and Kenny Dorsey was his quarterback and on and on and on.. well you get where I'm heading

CGNC

Tell me I am wrong. Go ahead, I can take it.

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 06:01 PM

Take a deep breath LOL. That is a dream scenario which we are NOT going to get. Under that scenario, I agree with you and I would love to see that.

Same thing if we hired Saban as head coach which is not happening either. My comment was geared towards the chances/coaches we have right now.

CGNC

Butch + Schiano + Kiffin > Diaz + Baker + Applewhite

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 09:45 PM

Agreed. Free Mi@mica@ne

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 09:43 PM

https://www.ebay.com/p/NCAA-Miami-Hurricanes-Hard-Hat/1800921326

^^^ for that brick wall you are slamming your head into.

solarcane

SOUP
Butch + Schiano + Kiffin > Diaz + Baker + Applewhite

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 09:45 PM

WTF are you talking about?

thirstybuzzardcane

The players will probably love this guy! Seems like he'll get along with the players real well!

https://youtu.be/S4ZzhQszEvs

CGNC

Dude - LOL!
PTCD - post traumatic coach disorder is a thing

solarcane

Thirsty great stuff brudda

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | January 04, 2019 at 11:05 PM

Gonna go out on a limb and say any potential coaching savior should at no time in his career, under any circumstance have fewer commits and a lower ranked class than conference foes Rice and Old Dominion.

SOUP

WTF are you talking about?

Posted by: solarcane | January 04, 2019 at 11:09 PM

WTF are U taking about?

SOUP

lower ranked class than conference foes Rice and Old Dominion.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 04, 2019 at 11:25 PM

U see this is the definition of DESPERATION!

Go Canes felt so motivated to defend his position that he actually did the research to make this comment. We drove him to this and now he has officially gone over the edge!!!

I love it.

DallasTX Cane

SOUP
Butch + Schiano + Kiffin > Diaz + Baker + Applewhite

‘Cause we’re gonna party like it’s 1999!

Herbieibis

Well we definitely ain't getting Justin Fields, in case there was a remote chance, he's off to OSU. When u have an exciting offence u can reel in these type players.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 11:28 PM

My only position is bent over with laughter reading what your scotch hazed brain convinces you is coherent thought as you spew type on here nightly.

It really is a hoot and a guaranteed way to go to bed chuckling.

I love it.

SOUP

So my good friend Mr. Go Canes...since you felt it research worthy to look up the recruiting stats on FIU and their competitors I thought I would repay the favor by looking up the results of their actual head to head games. And what do you know, in 2018, here is what I found:

FIU beat Old Dominion 28-20

FIU beat Rice 36-17

Oh and BTW, your good friend Butch at FIU beat Toledo in their bowl game 35-32 whereas Miami lost to Wisconsin by, well, you know...

SOUP

‘Cause we’re gonna party like it’s 1999!

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | January 04, 2019 at 11:29 PM

Let's do it!

Oh wait, Prince is like, yeah, oh well.

SOUP

My only position is bent over with laughter reading what your scotch hazed brain convinces you is coherent thought as you spew type on here nightly.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 04, 2019 at 11:41 PM

I had not a single drop of Scotch tonight. Now Vodka, well that may be a different story all together. LOL

Go Canes!!

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 11:48 PM

Wait, he beat Old Dominion and Rice yet somehow has turned that into a lower rated recruiting class and fewer commits than both schools?

Is that what you meant by recruiting the f-ing shit out of South Florida?

How do you not realize what a total self own you just posted.

SOUP

Before Butch got to FIU they were 4-8. Since then they have been 8-5 and 9-4. There is your research working for you.

Manny comes in at 7-6. What will he end his first year at? Will he win 4-5 more games in his first two years as his predecessor?

Time will tell...

DallasTX Cane

Posted by: solarcane | January 04, 2019 at 09:29 PM

I’ll give them all a chance, like always. The only thing I know for sure is the constant coaching carousal is a hallmark of a crap program in constant crisis. This is the biggest recruiting hinderance. Instability fosters doubt. Kids don’t commit when there’s doubt.

I know, I know... but we’re Miami. Coaches last 4 years, win a couple NC’s then head for Da League! Next up!

I say, well how have the last 15-20 years treated U?!? The Schnelly-JJ-Erickson-Butch era was a major college football anomoly. Most top winning programs get at least 8 years of HC stability, a lot even longer (Saban, Dabo, Stoops, Switzer, Mack B, Bowden, etc etc). After 2 bad hires in a row, the odds of serious long term decline go way up (see Nebraska or Tennessee or many others). The U needs to fix this. It gets more difficult with every bad hire. We’re seriously approaching Notre Dame status... great history, middle of the pack program that makes a little noise every few years, best years long gone & not coming back. I pray Manny is the 2nd coming of JJ because if he’s not...

SOUP

You are such a jackazz, always missing the point. I said IF Butch were at MIAMI, with Schiano and Kiffin, they would recruit the F-ing stuff out of South Florida, not if Butch were at FIU without either one.

Butch "under-recruits" but over performs!

Get it? Got it? Good!

SOUP

Oh and BTW, your good friend Butch at FIU beat Toledo in their bowl game 35-32 whereas Miami lost to Wisconsin by, well, you know...

Posted by: SOUP | January 04, 2019 at 11:48 PM

I see you didn't address this issue because the former coach who UNDER-achieved at UM is no longer here whereas Butch is sitting comfy having OVER-achieved at FIU.

SOUP

Go Canes...I am just messing around with you.

Have a great night. Sweet dreams, you dreamers.

solarcane

DTX good points.
You and I think along the same lines quite a bit.

I was thinking a couple days ago how many different Cane Coaches guys like Frank Beamer shake hands with and then realize they are actually the big winners to stay at a program that respects the hell out if them.

BigWindyCane1

Another source, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, says Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott is being considered by the Canes for the OC job. CMD is right — the Canes have a lot of good candidates for the open OC job.

raizecane

The players will probably love this guy! Seems like he'll get along with the players real well!

https://youtu.be/S4ZzhQszEvs

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | January 04, 2019 at 11:14 PM

**************************************

Epic fail.......your in Philly and you don't go to Dalessandro's Steaks and Hoagies for a cheesesteak ??? No way I want this guy,,,

raizecane

Some saying Coley wants to come back ........

BigWindyCane1

I wonder if CMD plans to keep Kyle Bellamy as the Canes nutritionist? The Canes definitely need a nutritionist

solarcane

These were the teams that were our peers and we were always battling with in the 90s.
Note the programs that have sustained or rebuilt while we patted ourselves on the back on the way down the toilet

Top 10 college football teams of the 1990s
1995: Nebraska (12-0) Biggest regular-season win: at Colorado, 44-21.
1999: Florida State (12-0) Biggest regular-season win: at Florida, 30-23. ...
1994: Nebraska (12-0) ...
1992: Alabama (13-0) ...
1998: Tennessee (13-0) ...
1997: Nebraska (13-0) ...
1991: Miami (12-0) ...
1997: Michigan (12-0

solarcane

Posted by: raizecane | January 05, 2019 at 12:18

raize I was noticing the complete lack of other people wearing Temple gear in Phillie, for a team on the rise, not a lot of neighborhood support.
Think Dade Broward even as much as we suck.

BigWindyCane

Looked at the list of pro bowl players from Florida, and two things stuck out:
1. There are as many, if not more, former 2-3 star recruits out of high school , as opposed to 4-5 star recruits
2. None played for the University of Miami- and half weren’t even recruited by the University of Miami.

CMD must change this, among other things.

BigWindyCane

It’s great to see so much interest in the Canes OC job. That is a good sign. Seems like CMD is vetting all of the candidates very closely.

IMO, CMD is going to get things turned around

TonyCane

Dallas, maybe. As for Notre Dame, they’ve played for two national championships this decade. So they’re not irrelevant.

Things can change quickly. I’ll give a couple of examples

1) Nick Saban retires after beating Clemson
2) Dabo goes to the NFL after beating Alabama

Either could easily happen, and there’s no guarantee that the programs continue to enjoy the same level of success.

One thing is for sure. Donna Shalala and the BOT tried to win on a budget level for nearly a decade and got left behind in college football. The Richt hire three years ago and I suspect what Manny will be allowed to do seem to indicate a growing awareness by the school that a budget program will render the Miami brand ultimately as a Baylor (circa late 90s early 00s) caliber school. I still think that Miami can come back.

That article on debt is another reason the U can eventually return. Much of what is going on in college football is unsustainable, and heavy debt isn’t being accrued. While the boosters will always be there, the public appetite to give an Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh or Nick Saban a $100M contract as a state employee with giant, publicly paid for staffs may not be.

Could be wrong but those are my thoughts.

DallasTX Cane

Tony - Perhaps ND isn’t the best example to prove my point. However, I counter that, if relevant they support my main contention which is stability of HC is the key to long term program success (not to be confused with new HC’s being successful, of course they often are) since Kelly has been there now almost a decade. Where ND reminds me of the Canes is by having a decent season every 4-ish Years, high ranking greatly assisted by nostalgic yearning for prior greatness when in reality the team isn’t much better than above average. This is followed by disappointment. Take away ND’s 2 seasons you refer to (where they played in games they shouldn’t have and got exposed) and you’ve got a few 8-5, 9-4 seasons, a losing season. Sounds familiar. ND has benefited from USC, UM, Mich St, all being down plus not playing a conference champ game. Like the Canes, people are quick to overrate them figuring “they’re back”. Great teams feast on them when it counts.

I agree things can change in a heartbeat. But my point was that the combo of NC level success AND high level of HC turnover the Canes enjoyed in the 80’s-90’s is an anomaly in college football. The further down this path we go without finding The Man is depressing and the real recruiting killer.

thirstybuzzardcane

Epic fail.......your in Philly and you don't go to Dalessandro's Steaks and Hoagies for a cheesesteak ??? No way I want this guy,,,

Posted by: raizecane | January 05, 2019 at 12:18 AM


Give the guy a break, he's a Jersey guy!.....LOL

thirstybuzzardcane

Like I said, this week is going to be fun to follow!


https://twitter.com/flasportsbuzz/status/1081357565106290688?s=19

thirstybuzzardcane

https://twitter.com/flasportsbuzz/status/1081368924879491072?s=19

thirstybuzzardcane

If you want a great recruiter you hire Scott. I think I'm leaning towards the Toledo's OC. All the rumored candidates sound like good hires IMO though.

CGNC

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | January 05, 2019 at 01:53 AM

Good post there night owl!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: BigWindyCane | January 05, 2019 at 01:00 AM

Understand your point and we defintely need to fill out our roster with some diamonds in the rough.

But the last few years has proven the only thing that wins in college football is accumulating MASSIVE amounts of elite talent, combine them with good coaching and a top SC program, then filter the rest out,

People like to talk about Butch's ability to find 2 Star Ed Reed, but guys like Taylor, DJ Williams, Andre Johnson, Winslow, Carey, McKinnie and of the rest were top of their class recruits.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | January 05, 2019 at 01:53 AM


Excellent post.

Also can't forget the academic realities both schools have compared to an LSU or Alabama.

Herbieibis

Big day. 3 hopefuls. Maybe we can get one of the 3. Bogle and Stevenson would get Manny's party started.

KYcane

I’m never wrong, I know so much because I was alive when JJ coached, I’m a bad azz that doesn’t tolerate losing, I was a bad azz in high school, and I still jazzercise to this day OPINIONS.

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | December 31, 2018 at 04:00 AM

BigWindyCane

Manny has already done a lot to help develop players and get them ready for the league.

Even with Shaq and Pinkney staying for another season, it is possible that the Canes may have as many NFL draft picks as wins this season. Joe Jackson, Michael Jackson, Willis, Jaquan, Redwine and Homer will likely get drafted.

I also think Tito and Dean made significant strides at the end of the season to get late round consideration. Tito and Dean looked like different players at the end of the season— talk about player development on the defensive side of the ball. I think Dean might run a sub 4.4 40, and that will also help a lot. Mike Smith has a chance to catch on as a undrafted free agent.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: BigWindyCane | January 05, 2019 at 01:03 AM

Interest? Idk about that. Seems to me that we have a lot of interest but it isnt mutual. Fedora & Applewhite have told us no.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Go Canes!! | January 05, 2019 at 08:36 AM

Preach.

solarcane

0 for 2 signing in the dotted line.

"I'm humbled by all the calls and interest in the OC job, there are 3 guys and the 4th one would be amazing.

He better be.

solarcane

There are a couple times in life where being premature can be embarrassing.

That special girl, and making coaching staff announcements would be examples.

solarcane

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
New Miami football coach Manny Diaz makes strength hire for UM staff from Temple
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN AND

DAVID WILSON

JANUARY 05, 2019 12:04 PM

Manny Diaz was named the Miami head football coach on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018
New University of Miami football coach Manny Diaz has hired the man entrusted to make the Hurricanes faster and stronger.

Diaz, who was named the Hurricanes coach last Sunday, has named David Feeley from Temple University the new Miami director of strength and conditioning for football.

Feeley also was Diaz’s first personnel move at Temple, where Diaz served a brief stint last month as head coach and retained Feeley as head strength and conditioning coach but gave him the new title of Temple Assistant Athletics Director, Football Sports Performance.

Feeley came to Temple in 2017 but also served as the assistant FIU strength and conditioning coach from 2008-2010.

“David is an outstanding coach who has a strong track record of motivating players to help them reach their full potential,” Diaz said. “The culture we’re putting into place and the tone we set for the upcoming season starts in the weight room when our players return to campus. That’s why this hire was so critical and I’m thrilled to welcome David to the Miami program.”


Ball State hired Feeley away from FIU in 2011.


“David Feeley comes highly recommended from a number of people I trust,” said Ball State coach Pete Lembo at the time Feeley was hired, stressing Feeley’s “energy, work ethic, organizational skills and creativity.’’

“I enjoyed getting to know him through the hiring process,’’ Lembo said. “He learned from Jay Butler at Rutgers, who in my opinion, is one of the best strength coaches in the business. David made an impact at FIU and helped the Golden Panthers to their first bowl appearance in school history.”


Feeley is known for ensuring that players work hard every day and are accountable to the program, something Diaz stresses. Running has been a key part of his conditioning program in the past.

Feeley replaces former strength and conditioning director Gus Felder, who was fired by Diaz on Monday.


Felder, who previously was the assistant director of strength and conditioning at Georgia, came to Miami with former coach Mark Richt in 2016.

Diaz was asked by reporters on Wednesday, after he was introduced in a news conference, what he was looking for in his strength staff.

“The best way I can say it is the old strength staff, they did an outstanding job and they improved us in the three years they were here,’’ Diaz said. “But that coach in that room is your program. The way that I knew, some of the different places I’ve been in the past, there’s some places where there’s a football program and then there’s a strength program. And they’re sort of these two things that occur at the same time.

“The way I want to run this program is there is just a program. And, because, very honestly, the kids lift weights and work out with the strength coach a lot more than they practice, with just how our calendar year is set up. So that person is vital.

“The feeling and the vibe the players get when they’re in there is vital. In creating the atmosphere where they want to go to work and they need to be pushed, it needs to be really, really hard. And there was sort of the notion that maybe we didn’t really work quite the way we needed to work this past year. That was expressed to me and that’s why I say everything matters.


“There’s never one smoking gun, but there was some things that if the players sense it, then it’s an issue.”

Feeley is from Brick, N.J., and is a 2004 graduate of Plymouth State University, where he played football.

UM has yet to announce the addition of a defensive coach, reportedly a new defensive coordinator that could be Blake Baker out of Louisiana Tech.

The Hurricanes also have yet to announce a new special teams coordinator and their new offensive staff, including an offensive coordinator

VA Cane

DTX,
great posts....you really hit it on the head, solar as well.
We have been prisoners to the AD and BOT since they decided to let Clappy stay as HC. At best, he was interim.....lead team to title that year and still know he will not be HC he would go back to OC. I liked Clappy...he was just not a HC...and they had to know it. They kept doing it...Onion, whom I never liked ever what a horrible person....AlPa....bad reach....and even CMR....like him good man....retread he never won big time....no wonder we been down for 15 big ones.....and its still up in the air...we will see

VA Cane

We sure need to get bigger faster stronger....that OL is a fat farm...fat boys with concrete feet big guys....tiny arms....no wonder we play so bad....whip that AZZ into shape.....we have really been bad on the OL since 03 and after....bad lines dont care who went to the league....we do not block at all

Herbieibis

We don't need Fedora. The dude wants to be a HC. The first chance he gets to be one he would be gone. Don't need a revolving door. He I'd a very good OC, however but what Manny needs is stability. Apple white would fly quickly also. But there is Jeff Scott who has never been Head OC but contributes to the play calling. This would be a big Opp. For him to be OC, instead of a shared position plus he is exactly what we need An ace recruiter.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 05, 2019 at 12:36 PM

Literally any OC that comes to Miami & croots & organizes a competent offense is going to bounce in a hurry. Any OC.

SOUP

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