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January 03, 2019



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


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.


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


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





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.


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.


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


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


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



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.


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

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


New Miami football coach Manny Diaz makes strength hire for UM staff from Temple


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

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


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.



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