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January 20, 2019

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Harry Miller

See Just have patience.

86Cane

The Total Eclipse of the Moon.

Blood Moon Rising.

Canes on the prowl...

solarcane

Soup good article sweet photos
Canespace kills

Certified GOAT family of Miami sport blogs

Harry Miller

Standing here looking at supper blood Moon.
Will not happen again until 2024. You are right Canes on the prowl and getting closer.

This is so much better then where we were three weeks ago. On the prowl, what a difference.

SOUP

I do what I can.

Wink, wink

DallasTX Cane

Super Blood Moon Total Eclipse = GOAT of GOATs

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | January 20, 2019 at 11:54 PM

DallasTX Cane

Canespace = GOAT of blobs

SOUP

I think we got this!

But I thought that a few times before?

Herbieibis

Dam Soup who are the hotties pictured? I forgot about the canes for 2 sec.

Harry Miller

Been fooled twice, don"t want there to be a third.
Can't take a third, I'll be 77 when the season gets going, can't take a third.

Old Skool

Excellent taste in photos Soup

Terrance Sullivan

Soup once again outdoes himself. Top Notch Top Notch.

BradysQBRvsKC

Harry, you be 77 in 5 years? What a coincidence, that was Brady’s QBR last night. Had the pick stood, qbr been less than your age. That was all against a terrible defense. IJS.... not a goat game yet everyone piling on the praise.

Old Skool

Damn, Solar, 8 hours of Barrett Jackson! That is some incredible powers of concentration.

BigWindyCane

Bruce Feldman:

SOURCE: #FSU will hire former #Miami asst. Ron Dugans as the Noles new WR coach. Dugans was a star wide receiver for the Noles in the late 90s and worked for Willie Taggart at #USF.

BigWindyCane

Excellent taste in photos Soup

Posted by: Old Skool | January 21, 2019 at 07:05 AM

💯

raizecane

Not a Patriots fan but watching them screen the Chiefs to death was a thing of beauty.

solarcane

skool I love cars and hate overpaid athletes so it was pretty easy

solarcane

Hold my beer
35 examples

For everyone on here that can say been there done that


https://goo.gl/images/rY955V

NativeCane

That girls got nads, Solar.

solarcane

I was thinking the same thing Native

nemo2002

Any recruiting updates anyone?

Go Canes!!

From Stefan Adams at CIS:**The Canes just had a big recruiting weekend in terms of official visits, as two transfer targets (S Bubba Bolden and DT Chigozie Nnoruka) and three 2019 targets (OT Darius Washington, DE Ja’Darien Boykin, and CB Christian Williams) all were in Coral Gables this weekend for their OV's. Aside from Bolden, who is already a solid commit, it was an encouraging weekend as it seems the Canes made moves with every other prospect on campus. Here’s what I heard coming out of the weekend.


**On Bolden: the USC transfer is firmly committed to Miami and this visit only further solidified that.


**On Nnoruka: As I said last week, Miami had already felt like the leader with Nnoruka, and nothing changed that this weekend. I’m under the impression that a big factor here is the city life that Nnoruka became accustomed to at UCLA is helping UM in that he is already comfortable in the type of environment he will be surrounded by at Miami. UM is still expecting him to be a Cane in the end, but Florida is the program to look out for that could potentially still make a move.


**On Boykin: Miami has positioned themselves well with Boykin and there’s not a lot of other competition here, so UM will likely be able to easily add him if they decide to take him into the class. Louisville is the main contender here.


**On Williams: In terms of where they were heading into the weekend, I think Miami made the biggest move with Williams. Although the 4-star corner has been committed to Alabama since April, he did not sign early and is now taking a look around at schools like Miami and Oregon to be sure of his decision with so much turnover on the Crimson Tide coaching staff. I’m told UM likes their chances to win out here, although stealing a recruit from Bama will obviously be no walk in the park if Bama decides he is still a take for them.


**On Washington: Miami was able to get Washington back on campus for a second official visit (NCAA rules allow for that after a head coaching change) this weekend. Academics have been the main factor keeping UM in the game here all along, and they will continue to push for a flip with the Mississippi State commit. I’ve always said this would be a 50-50 recruitment for UM contingent on getting Washington back on campus, so you have to like seeing Washington in Coral Gables yet again. Miami feels good about their chances to ultimately make the flip.


**UM is putting on the full court press to flip DE Khris Bogle from Alabama, and I’m told from a good source that Bogle is still open to that idea. Like with Williams, all of the coaching turnover at Bama is giving Bogle pause, so there is definitely more legs to this than simply internet rumors. However, I’m told that a big hurdle is going to be getting mom on board, as she seems set with Alabama at this time. Tennessee was right there with UM and Bama at the end and they could still be a legitimate option as well.


**I’m told Miami feels they are trending down with RB target Mark-Antony Richards. The 4-star athlete from Wellington has been very quiet the past few months and has seemed to put more distance between himself and Miami; I’m told that’s not a coincidence. UM getting rid of primary recruiter and longtime family friend Thomas Brown from the staff has hurt UM’s chances too. I don’t think it’s over, but Miami at the very least has work to do these last few weeks to land the legacy recruit.


**In terms of the linebacker board, UM is still heavily pursuing both Eugene Asante and OC Brothers for the last spot in the class. Of the two, I’m told the main priority is actually Asante, as UM absolutely fell in love with his film, but that Miami feels more confident at this time with Brothers due to his proximity to UM. Brothers is currently planning on taking an OV to Miami next weekend, while Miami is still trying to get Asante to set a trip to Coral Gables.

solarcane

Native,

Like a Boss
When you knock your own hearing protection off with one shot

Tap image for action

https://giphy.com/gifs/fail-bq8kFJZiuSLPW

solarcane

Go good stuff thanks

VA Cane

I would agree solar I am not fond of overpaid athletes....but this is my game...all the way...I love coaching so much, I have to watch the game....i love college much more...more fun guys playing to win with heart... not for money commercials fame hero worship....
What I hate even more is talking heads like Nick Wright Max Kellerman Skip Dumbass Colin Cowherd who have no athletic skills and are way overpaid.....and do not know a damn thing about sports.....and they run that yap like a babbling brook...please give me a tatumizer on each of them....to shut them up....LOL

thirstybuzzardcane

https://twitter.com/ByTimReynolds/status/1087182147713204224?s=19

Herbieibis

Max Kellerman needs to stick with boxing, other than that he is terrible and so is Skip Babbling Bayless. Colin Heard us the second coming of Lou Goltz. He sounds like snagglepuss slobbering over words.

Terrance Sullivan

Lol I love it keep up the excellent blogging

NativeCane

Excellent article Soup, outstanding images....U got an eye for 5 * talent!

AeroCane

Bogle’s in home tonight with manny and others! This is huge! Would love to get him to flip as well as get T Hill from VT
Those 2 and Harvey would be a Great DE haul!!

AeroCane

UCLA transfer DL nnoruka is set to announce soon as well. Loves the big city and Miami but the gayturds are coming on strong - but how does he sign with them if he truly loves a real city - Gainesville sucks.

raizecane

Gainesville is no even a city.....it's more like a truck stop.

VA Cane

I agree Herbie....like I said....I got a blindside across the middle Tatumizer waiting on them.

I am felling pretty good with MD.....he is dioing things different with a lot of energy and options. I like the fact that the is willing to throw caution to the wind......I understood Clappy promotion....it was a tough time and looked like it might work....but I knew when you let the players decide the coach it may not work....it did not.
I never was with the Shannon and Golden hires.....just not thought out. CMR was kind of perplexing....again it looked good but it did not work out. So we load up again. This one was sudden.....but MD seems as if he is on it no BS lets go!!
I think we will see a very different approach to UM football....much different than the last 15 years we have gotten from the Fatal Four Horsemen.....now I do not think we are 12-0 beat Clemson for ACC and beat Bama or whoever for the NC but I think it willl be new different exciting....with a realistic fundamental approach to all 3 phases...thats all I expect....it loos positive!!!!

AeroCane

VA
I agree! It will be fun to watch and you know we are going to put our best foot forward - unlike richt!
To me:
Larry was lazy and took what butch gave him and ran with it until the fraud was uncovered;
Randy was too stubborn and just isn’t Head coach material;
Golden was not cut out for the speed and aggressive Miami athletes and fans!
And richt - anyone who reads this blog knows my feelings on him! Lol

raizecane

And richt - anyone who reads this blog knows my feelings on him! Lol
Posted by: AeroCane | January 21, 2019 at 02:40 PM

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he was your favorite?

Go Canes!!

Oh Willie, no....


https://twitter.com/247Sports/status/1087422990244024321?s=20

solarcane

I get the feeling the FSU transfer portal is starting to look like a Greyhound Bus Station

Herbieibis

At least Cooker did something with what was left to his safe keeping. His problem, he quit hammering so. Flo. In recruiting. Wanted to be a national plays.
Shannon and Richt both just got lazy.
Golden didn't know what to do with talent and he didn't have the nads to fire anybody.
Those dudes are past history.
Now Manny is like a gunslinger, he has just come out guns blazing.
Now it's one thing to get these transfers, let's see if he is a closer come Feb. 6th. To The Herb, that is going to be his first real test. Our recruiting on the Feb. Signing date has not been outstanding for quite some time. Plenty of big fish still floating around, the problem is most are verballed to someone else, except maybe 3 or 4. If he is able to finish strong, we will be on our way. No reason we can't get to 10 wins next year. Aside from getting the QB's to complete passes consistently, we got to stop losing these games to teams that have no business being on the field with us and that includes the Wisconsin's of the world. Got to learn to win on the road like we used to. Make the road our house!

86Cane

U got an eye for 5 * talent!

Posted by: NativeCane | January 21, 2019 at 01:55 PM

Yes indeed, I have the eye for "talent" always have, always will. Now I just need game? LOL

86Cane

I get the feeling the FSU transfer portal is starting to look like a Greyhound Bus Station

Posted by: solarcane | January 21, 2019 at 05:02 PM

I checked Greyhound. Sold out.

The only way out of Tally is Amtrak?

DallasTX Cane

The only way out of Tally is Amtrak?

Horse & Buggy?

TonyCane

I get the feeling the FSU transfer portal is starting to look like a Greyhound Bus Station

Posted by: solarcane | January 21, 2019 at 05:02 PM

I checked Greyhound. Sold out.

The only way out of Tally is Amtrak?

Posted by: 86Cane | January 21, 2019 at 06:20 PM

I actually have video of the players entering the transfer portal en mass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrQu8UIEj5g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWTJ8iZr7ro

AeroCane

We are now looking at the DE from UCLA - Phillips
The number 1 recruit in the country in 2017 and Tate was the one that got him fired up to visit
6’5, 240

Go Canes!!

https://twitter.com/bytimreynolds/status/1087515610467176450?s=12

solarcane

The Bishop Gorman boys in high school
18 is going to make 9 an All American you heard it here first

https://twitter.com/brinmutoro/status/1087467563905437698?s=20

solarcane


The New Miami

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheTateMartell/status/1087528793315647488/photo/1

solarcane

Manny Diaz demonstrates the transfer portal

https://youtu.be/wAINgBL65wk

from my gonzo outthere site

leave a like if you wanna, thanks!

Old Skool

Don't know how he'll be on the field but I like what Tate is doing. He makes a decision and goes all in. I don't live on Twitter or social media so I don't know if this is true, but, to an outsider, he seems to becoming the one of the most prominent players on the Canes and he hasn't played a down. He and Brevin seem to be one of the few players actively recruiting and talking up the Canes. I'm not reading of similar tweets or posts by N'Kosi, Jarren, Shaq, Trajan, Cam, Gregory, Lorenzo or Jeff.

Old Skool

“Manny Diaz is a computer,” St. Louis said. “He is a very smart guy — very intelligent, great with the players, great person, great personality. He’s going to bring in the best of the best to come work with those guys.”

Tyree St. Louis quoted in the Tampa Bay Times

https://www.tampabay.com/sports/2019/01/22/manny-diaz-is-a-computer/

raizecane

Among the alums from the University of Miami music program, are Grace Slick, jazz artist Pat Matheny, Bruce Springsteen’s wife Patty Scialfa, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias and Jon Secada.

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I knew most of these but Grace Slick was a surprise.

Old Skool

Here's a few more that attended but didn't graduate
Gene Roddenberry, Ben Folds, Kimbo Slice, Mickey Arison, Charles Grodin and Jeff Garlin.

Mia Chi ‘Cane ‘98

Don’t forget Bruce Hornsby. Hell of a piano player.

86Cane

And Tom Popadak. Hell of a blogger.

LOL

NativeCane

Manny Diaz demonstrates the transfer portal

https://youtu.be/wAINgBL65wk

from my gonzo outthere site

leave a like if you wanna, thanks!
Posted by: solarcane | January 22, 2019 at 03:19 AM

Scan your laptop til you find a guy that can throw the ball to a guy in the same uniform he has on, click yes then click overnight shipping....Voila....

TP is good!

thirstybuzzardcane

Interesting stat
https://twitter.com/ChrisWittyngham/status/1087755645783298049?s=19

Go Canes!!

https://twitter.com/adavidhalejoint/status/1087754371348262915?s=12

thirstybuzzardcane

Somebody doesn't read before he post!

solarcane

Miami music alum
No Vanilla Ice ??

Oh yea you said music

solarcane

You know I love good music and Miami so it would have to be

The 7th Floor Crew for me

Old Skool

Spot on Solar :)) Vanilla was a high school dropout anyway. No U for him.

solarcane

Coach Field
@CoachField
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7h
On the road 👀 for U! We want those that want to be ELITE, play for a Head Coach that will have your back at ALL times, get a DEGREE and forever be in the Hurricane FAMILY! #TMM #RoadToGlory #LetsGetIt
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Play for a Head Coach that will have your back at all times

Jimmy Johnson, Manny Diaz

Richt no
Golden barely
Shannon not interested
Coker lost his stinger

thirstybuzzardcane

Good article

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/25803867/how-manny-diaz-miami-thinking-big-again?platform=amp&__twitter_impression=true

86Cane

Get on the 12% bus while you can, it will fill up quick then U will be left behind. Who is on?

NativeCane - Beer/deer
86Cane - Talent Scout
???

Terrance Sullivan

86 Cane I am on the Bus

CanSince1982

15% train for me!

15-0 National Champs!

solarcane

BARRY JACKSON
Sports Buzz
Where UM stands — and remaining targets — at each position two weeks from signing day
BY BARRY JACKSON

JANUARY 22, 2019 04:13 PM,

UPDATED 23 MINUTES AGO

Play Video
Duration 1:22

The University of Miami had its news conference to announce new head football coach Manny Diaz on Wednesday.
By Charles Trainor Jr
With just 14 more shopping days before National Signing Day, here’s where the Hurricanes stand with recruiting:

▪ Quarterback: They already have added one transfer in Ohio State’s Tate Martell — who’s appealing to be eligible in 2019 — and are pursuing two Class of 2019 players: New Orleans-based four-star Lance Legendre and Houston-based two star Peyton Matocha, who said on Twitter that he visited with UM offensive coordinator Dan Enos on Tuesday.

The Canes are being considered by both and hope to get one of the two, which would give them five quarterbacks on scholarship. Matocha is expected to visit this weekend or next. Legendre has said he will visit FSU this weekend and then Miami on Feb. 1.


Matocha’s two-star rating might be selling him short. He put up big numbers in high school.

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▪ Running back: They have already added one transfer in Auburn’s Asa Martin, who — like Martell — is appealing to become eligible for the 2019 season. He essentially replaces NFL-bound Travis Homer on the roster.


The Canes continue to pursue Wellington’s Mark-Antony Richards, who told dawgnation.com that he plans to visit UM next weekend.

Richards has now added Georgia to the schools he is strongly considering, joining UM, UF, Auburn and Penn State. (Richards said he’s down to four but declined to tell that web site which of those schools has been eliminated.)


Rivals has downplayed UM’s chances to land Richards, who is the brother of former UM receiver Ahmmon Richards.

Richards — ranked the No. 99 overall player and No. 4 athlete in the 2019 class by 247sports — finished his senior year with 1,276 rushing yards, 998 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns — 11 rushing, four on receptions and three on kick returns. On defense, he had 28 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks and two interceptions. But he wants to be a running back in college.

UM reportedly hasn’t offered three-star Rockledge based running back Jalen Mitchell but did show interest, at least before the coaching change. And the Canes have pursued four-star Georgia-based Jamious Griffin but is viewed as a long shot to land him. Griffin is an NC State commit but also has been linked to Georgia.


▪ Receiver: Already on campus are one four-star enrollee (Neptune Beach’s Jeremiah Payton) and one grad transfer (former Buffalo receiver K.J. Osborn). Plus, Jeff Thomas has re-enrolled at UM after being bounced from the team on Thanksgiving week. So UM can be selective here, with nine on scholarship.

UM’s former staff made an offer to three-star Lake City receiver T.J. Jones, but the new staff isn’t pursuing him. The Canes continue to pursue five-star Alabama-based George Pickens, an Auburn commit. UM faces an uphill climb with Pickens, who would be the highest-ranked player in Miami’s class if he surprisingly flips.

▪ Tight end: Miami has one committed in three-star Larry Hodges. UM had been pursuing Clearwater’s Brett Seither before the coaching change, but the Canes have backed off, and UM isn’t one of the schools he’s visiting.

▪ Offensive line: UM already has landed a top grad transfer in Butler’s Tommy Kennedy — the Canes’ likely starting left tackle next season — and three freshmen have signed with Miami: three-star center Jakai Clark, two-star tackle Zion Nelson and three-star tackle Adam Elgammal.

Among UM’s remaining targets: three-star West Florida Tech tackle Darius Washington, who visited UM last weekend (his second visit here) but remains a Mississippi State commitment.


UM hoped to land three-star Palm Beach Central tackle Renato Brown — a former UM commit — but he committed to Louisville earlier this month.

UM would like to add at least one more lineman, and new names could enter the picture.

▪ Defensive line: UM already has signed tackles Jason Blissett, Jalar Holley and Jason Munoz and four-star ends Jahfari Harvey, who’s an early enrollee, and Cameron Williams.

And Miami continues to push hard for four-star Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons defensive end Khris Bogle, an Alabama commitment who appears open-minded to considering UM again.

Another priority is Jared Hunte, a three-star New York-based tackle who visited in December. If UM lands Hunte, it would have two tackles from New York City in one class, along with Blissett — which would be highly unusual. UM visited Hunte in New York last week.

UM also has been linked to UCLA five-star defensive end/linebacker Jaelan Phillips (who retired from football in December after a second concussion) and grad transfers Trevon Hill (a Virginia Tech defensive end) and Chigozle Nnoruka (a UCLA defensive tackle).

Hill, who retweeted coach Manny Diaz late last week, was tweeting about UCF on Tuesday, so his plans remain unclear. Nnoruka visited last weekend. Martell indicated Phillips will visit UM this weekend.

▪ Linebacker: The Canes have two signed in Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas’ Avery Huff and Miami Northwestern’s Sam Brooks and have offers out to at least three: three-star Georgia-based Ja’Darien Boykin, two-star Virginia-based Eugene Asante and two-year Rockledge-based Octavus Brothers.

Boykin appears to be the priority. He enjoyed his UM visit last weekend, according to multiple websites, and the Canes have a good chance. But Colorado State and Louisville remain in play.

Asante is considering UM, Virginia Tech, TCU, North Carolina and Nebraska.

Brothers, who has called UM his dream school, also has been considering Syracuse, North Carolina, Auburn and Mississippi. But his planned visit to UM last weekend never materialized.

▪ Defensive backs: UM has two signed in Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna cornerback Te’Cory Couch and his teammate, safety Keontra Smith, and added a key transfer in South California safety Bubba Bolden, who’s reportedly eligible for 2019.

The Canes have tried to land four-star Palm Beach Benjamin cornerback Kaiir Elam, but the Gators are considered the front-runner and UM a long shot. They’re also trying to flip three-star Pensacola cornerback Martin Emerson, a Mississippi State commitment who is set to visit this coming weekend.

UM also got a visit last weekend from Alabama-based cornerback Christian Williams, a nonbinding Alabama commitment who is rated the No. 14 safety and No. 141 overall Class of 2019 player by Rivals. There’s some thought that Williams is now considering UM, though Alabama will be tough to beat.

On Dec. 20, UM said it had about 12 more scholarships to offer, in addition to punter Louis Hedley, who will sign in February.

Since then, the Canes have added two more prep signings (Elgammal and Williams) and three transfers (Martell, Bolden, Osborn), plus brought back Thomas. But UM also lost three players to the NFL draft (Joe Jackson, Travis Homer and Venzell Boulware), and punter Zach Feagles and offensive linemen Hayden Mahoney left the program.

So that would leave around 10 openings for prep players or grad transfers, with defensive line, linebacker, quarterback and offensive line the priorities. It’s possible three or four of those spots could go to defensive linemen

Old Skool

If Hill wants to feast on VT, UCF ain't the place to go.

Harry Miller

I am on the bus.

HawaiiCane

86, I'm always on the bus and in charge of party decorations. It's a luau theme always. I'll even make sure to bring some hula gurls for T Sully to make up for our spat the other day... LOL!

VA Cane

I am on D Bus.....we gonna need a tune up new tires and a general check of all the functions!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

LOL HawaiiCane!

roachcane77

I'm always on the 15% bus! (From DAY 1!)

UNDEFEATED BABY!

Let's Go CANES!

TonyCane

Dallas Crawford has joined the Miami staff as an assistant on defense. Crawford was a quality control/offensive assistant for the Georgia Bulldogs last season (https://www.news-press.com/story/sp...ney-takes-him-national-title-game/1009955001/)

https://twitter.com/outthehuddle?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1087873940788297728&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2F2%2Ftwitter.min.html%231087873940788297728

MLAlumni1970

I have always been on the CANES Bus, in spirit, if not in person.
Difficult to assess all the news, etc. I don't want to get my hopes up. The Hurricanes have broken my heart, and all of yours, so many times.
Let's just give it our all, play like Champions, with pride, and leave it all on the field.
GO CANES
Below zero yesterday, here in Michigan. Great if you are a ski slope fan. Bull dung for everyone else. Saw the Full Moon, but ours was bright white, not reddish orange. Magnificent though.
p.s. Why is it that all the U GREATS never make any comments, help the team, etc?

TonyCane

Since then, the Canes have added two more prep signings (Elgammal and Williams) and three transfers (Martell, Bolden, Osborn), plus brought back Thomas. But UM also lost three players to the NFL draft (Joe Jackson, Travis Homer and Venzell Boulware), and punter Zach Feagles and offensive linemen Hayden Mahoney left the program.

So that would leave around 10 openings for prep players or grad transfers, with defensive line, linebacker, quarterback and offensive line the priorities. It’s possible three or four of those spots could go to defensive linemen

Posted by: solarcane | January 22, 2019 at 04:39 PM

I have Miami with 77 scholarship players at current count:

QUARTERBACKS (4):
Cade Weldon
Jarren Williams
N'Kosi Perry
Tate Martell

RUNNING BACKS (6):
Asa Martin
Camron Davis
Deejay Dallas
Lorenzo Lingard
Realus George
Robert Burns

TIGHT ENDS (5):
Brevin Jordan
Brian Polendey
Larry Hodges
Michael Irvin
Will Mallory

WIDE RECEIVERS (9):
Brian Hightower
Daquris Wiggins
Evidence Njoku
Jeff Thomas
Jeremiah Payton
K.J. Osborne
Mark Pope
Marquez Ezzard
Mike Harley

OFFENSIVE LINE (14):
Adam Elgammal
Bar Milo
Cleveland Reed
Corey Gaynor
Delone Scaife
George Brown
Jakai Clark
John Campbell
Kai-Leon Herbert
Navaughn Donaldson
Tommy Kennedy
Zach Dykstra
Zalon'tae Hillery
Zion Nelson

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (5):
Jalar Holley
Jason Blissett
Jon Ford
Jordan Miller
Nesta Silvera

DEFENSIVE END (10):
Cameron Williams
Gregory Rousseau
Jahfari Harvey
Jason Munoz
Jonathan Garvin
Patrick Bethel
Patrick Joyner
Samuel Brooks
Scott Patchan
Tyreic Martin

LINEBACKERS (7):
Avery Huff
Bradley Jennings, Jr
De'Andre Wilder
Mike Pinckney
Shaquille Quarterman
Waynmon Steed
Zach McCloud

DEFENSIVE BACKS (14):
Al Blades
Amari Carter
Bubba Bolden
D.J. Ivey
Derrick Smith
Gilbert Frierson
Gurvan Hall
Jhavonte Dean
Keontra Smith
Nigel Bethel
Robert Knowles
Romeo Finley
Te'Cory Couch
Trajan Bandy

SPECIAL TEAMS (3):
Bubba Baxa
Jack Spicer
Louis Hedley

There may have been two walkons that were given scholarships during the first team meeting this month. If so, we've got 6 scholarships left to give out.

TonyCane

Posted by: Herbieibis | January 21, 2019 at 05:15 PM

Coker's problem was that he could not recruit wide receivers or quarterbacks...period.

Quarterbacks:
2002: Marc Guillon (2 star)
2003: Kyle Wright (5 star)
2004: Kirby Freeman (4 star)
2005: None
2006: None (2 star Daniel Stegall went MLB)

Wide Receiver:
2002: Ryan Moore (5 star), Akieem Jolla (4 star), Sinorice Moss (3 star)
2003: Darnell Jenkins (4 star)
2004: Lance Leggett (5 star), Khalil Jones (2 star)
2005: None
2006: Sam Shields (4 star), George Robins (2 star)

solarcane

Tony nice get on the roster

TonyCane

As of yesterday, here is where we stand currently in blue chip 4 and 5 star players versus previous years:

2006: 46
2007: 42
2008: 42
2009: 41
2010: 39
2011: 28
2012: 21
2013: 23
2014: 23
2015: 28
2016: 27
2017: 29
2018: 38
2019: 40

thirstybuzzardcane

Bar Milo is still playing? Seems like he's been on this team for 10 years.

Herbieibis

We are getting close to the magic number of at least 55.
Tony, like I said Coker couldn't recruit those positions.
We got maybe a season and a half from Ryan Moore. Jolla transfered. Shields couldn't catch, Legget was just average Robinson, did he ever see the field? Moss was the best of that bunch. Jenkins was here for 6 years because he was hurt. 8 WR's In 5 years ain't much and those qb's Guillon transferred and thank God Freeman finally did. The worst throwing QB ever, even worse than Rosey.

jgatsby1112

https://247sports.com/college/miami/Article/UCLA-DT-Chigozie-Nnoruka-commits-to-the-Miami-Hurricanes-as-a-graduate-transfer-128191588/?fbclid=IwAR1wTmhA5wT9wvbEMY56JORGLzhhVl9YcKtrgL0c5G6Q7oNi_5pyyagucVk

raizecane

Diaz and his Hurricanes have lured yet another transfer to Miami, this time defensive lineman Chigozie Nnoruka from the UCLA Bruins.

Nnoruka announced his commitment less than an hour after Diaz’s original tweet with a quick Twitter message of his own: “Blessed to announce I’m officially [a] Cane.”

Herbieibis

Has bar ever seen the field?
Of those croots listed above it will be tough sledding, to fill those 6 or 7 ships we have left. I still believe we get Bogle. We get Boykins, we need to get Emerson but that will be tough. The rest of those high school kids are 50% or less. Just going to have to bust the portal until these meat heads see the results on the field. We'll just let other programs fatten them up and portal U will reap the benefits later on on. Come to us now or cone to us later.

Go Canes!!

So far Manny is absolutely slaying it.

solarcane

https://youtu.be/kS2e97Xn4XU

New UCLA transfer #93

thirstybuzzardcane

Excellent news!!!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

Interesting!


https://twitter.com/aadelsonESPN/status/1087731197441134593?s=19

Terrance Sullivan

Boom Baby

solarcane

Thirsty,
That Jeff Thomas stuff
Manny reminds me if how Jimmy was honest and up front with his players
Manny is a players coach and not BOT owned.

thirstybuzzardcane


Thirsty,
That Jeff Thomas stuff
Manny reminds me if how Jimmy was honest and up front with his players
Manny is a players coach and not BOT owned.

Posted by: solarcane | January 22, 2019 at 11:27 PM


We can only hope he's half of Jimmy!

VA Cane

Good job MD...he is proving to be quite a ball of energy and is moving forward no wasted time or energy!
Get em MD....we are behind you. I just want to see a guy coach em up and love doing it....think he will!!!

solarcane

Posted by: VA Cane | January 23, 2019 at 12:27 AM

VA Manny is a very clever guy.

He completely erased the perennial is the U back question with "Welcome to the new Miami."

The Turn Over chain was a genius motivater.

Animating the transfer portal on Twitter has everyone watching Miami's next move

He has the perfect personality for coaching college kids in this era.

86Cane

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Posted by: 86Cane | January 22, 2019 at 03:23 PM

86Cane

We can only hope he's half of Jimmy!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | January 22, 2019 at 11:53 PM

I do believe...TWSS?

JaxCane

Director of Player Personnel Matt Doherty on WQAM

Director of Player Personnel Matt Doherty weighed in on WQAM that Manny Diaz has attacked recruiting since taking the job by “just having a very clear vision of how he wants to build the roster - how, where, who, why he wants to recruit the way he does, putting that plan into motion.”

The team has used the transfer portal well, adding transfers OL Tommy Kennedy, RB Asa Martin, WR KJ Osborn, DB Bubba Bolden, QB Tate Martel and most recently DT Chigozie Nnoruka.

“The approach to transfer acquisitions - one thing that stood out to me about (Diaz) is he’s very keyed in on things that are patterns before they become full-blown trends,” Doherty said. “For years he’s been talking about this transfer landscape in college football is going to explode, become full blown free agency. Sure enough you’ve seen that happen by the day … the fact we were prepared for that is a testament to coach Diaz.”

Doherty also weighed in on some of the players who have already enrolled:

Transfer WR K.J. Osborn: “You talk about a guy who has proven himself from a productivity standpoint, he had nearly 900 yards receiving last year and caught seven touchdowns and over 50 plus balls. He is walking in the door with some credibility. Also a thing that will strike you about K.J. is the maturity he sets forth. He is a guy that was out here before everybody else. He is constantly in the indoor facility working out in some way, shape or form. He’s already earned the guy’s respect and will be a great example for some of the younger guys.”

Transfer RB Asa Martin: “You are getting a guy that was a top 10 back nationally in 2018. He is prototype in terms of what a NFL back looks like these days. He is 5-11 plus and he walks in the door at over 200 pounds and that will go up with his involvement in our weight room. Something that sticks out with him is his vision, balance, run between the tackles. Also yards after contact. He is a tough runner and is going to get us tough yards. He is a three down back and we are going to work with him on his pass protection. … He comes in with a ton of talent and a ton of upside. And he is young. If we don’t have him for this season we will have him for three (more).”

Transfer OL Tommy Kennedy: “Tommy is really athletic. That is the thing that sticks out about him, sold us on him during the recruiting process. He is a really good foot athlete. He moves really well for a big guy. He has a true tackle skill set with his length and ability to pass set. We have to work on getting him stronger in the weight room. He has looked good this past week. We’ll get Jakai Clark, Adam ElGammal and Zion (Nelson) in here right now. It’s all about building depth, not having to thrust Zion into the (fire) right away, have time to develop him.”

WR Jeff Thomas: “Another one you can’t overstate the significance of adding a player the caliber of Jeff Thomas here. That is another one that is pretty well documented, everyone knows what he is capable of and we are excited to see what he looks like in this new offense.”

WR Jeremiah Payton: “A lot of people stopped talking about him because he committed to us so early in the process. He kind of didn’t get the fanfare that I thought he was due, but he left the Under Armour practices in Orlando as maybe the best receiver of the bunch. Haven’t seen him put on pads and run around yet, but we know what we have in him. He is a big-time player.”

DE Jahfari Harvey: “Jahfari is just a freak. He is an absolute freak. He was a guy we felt really strong about back in the spring. Coach Diaz was the one that had eyes for him before anybody else did. He has developed into a guy that I think personally is ahead of where Jonathan Garvin was when he came in the door a couple years ago. I don’t want to put unrealistic expectations on Jahfari, but he is very much going to help us rush the passer this season. I’m really excited to see what he looks like this spring.”

DB Keontra Smith: “He is going to come in and we are going to treat him as our new Jaquan Johnson in that rover role. He played a lot of his high school ball around the line of scrimmage, but he has the long speed and fluidity and certainly the instincts to play on the back end and his tackling ability is his strong suit at this point.”

CB Te'Cory Couch: “He’s a really good cover corner. He is going to have to come in and get bigger, but his fluidity, speed and knack for making plays on the ball is what you are looking for at corner.”

DE Cam Williams: “He’s another defensive end that will come to the program. He has prototype length. He is 6-5, weighs 230 pounds plus but doesn’t look it. He will grow into hopefully a NFL defensive end.”

thirstybuzzardcane

Great stuff JaxCane!

BigWindyCane1


Posted by: JaxCane | January 23, 2019 at 08:36 AM

Good stuff JaxCane. Really good analysis of the new additions to the roster. I have seen some of the players play in camps or in high school, and we definitely recruited some future NFL players.

Now, you can add DT Chigozie Nnoruka, the transfer from the UCLA Bruins, to that list.

I agree that transfers will become the big trend in college football. Over the last five years, 4-5 star QBs at power five programs started the transfer trend in college football. I think 25-40% of all 4-5 star QBs transfer during their college career. Major college basketball already has about 25-40% of its basketball players transferring before their eligibility runs out.

For the first time, this college football off-season now has a "transfer portal," which highlights current players looking to transfer. This also shines a spotlight on the recruiting process for transfers. In addition, new NCAA rules that make it easier for a player to transfer and play immediately, and the four-game red-shirt rule will also make transfers more common for those who don't want to "wait their turn" to play.

The Canes have now filled many of their open roster spots with transfers, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out this season. Although I expect Kennedy to play right away at LT, it will be interesting to see what rule the other transfers will play in 2019, and whether they will play more than the players who were recruited by UM right out of high school.

BigWindyCane1

With so many upperclassmen transfers, it indicates that the Canes are trying their best to win NOW -- THIS SEASON, and not just building for the future.

orange 'n green in the vein

Another shitty player that can't play from a school and conference that can't play defense starting at the spot of the ball every play.

Another strike out by the over promoted second rate defensive coordinator that was going to be fired by Temple in three years.

Yeah, that'll put butts in the seats . . .

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