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April 11, 2019

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Solarcane

Man overboard

86Cane

Old skool?

VA Cane

Throw em a rope he cannot swim!!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Outstanding work.

Go Canes!!

Give me Mary Ann or give me death.

Native

Mary Ann always seems to be the favorite of Canespacers but I venture that if you had Mary Ann then you would naturally as an American male be hard wired to move on to Ginger.

Canes hardballers have been a lot more fun to watch lately but Freddie seems distracted....

Gao Canes!!!

solarcane

Old skool?

Posted by: 86Cane | April 11, 2019 at 12:31 AM

I'm still half convinced he was trying to shove me in the drink in that picture.

But the guy doesn't have a mean bone in his body.

That guide from Clemson was a skilled and a cool guy no?
He even liked getting an authentic Wet Your Pants Tour shirt in Miami Hurricane orange and green.


solarcane

Some news from behind the lines

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VIP Practice Notes: QB separation clear, Dean growing at 'star

UF's Chatfield doesn't see UM as a 'challenge'


The two teams haven’t met since 2013 and have only played twice in the last 15 years. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a rivalry. The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes are about five hours away by car and from 1938 to 1987, the two teams played each other annually, usually kicking off the football season. Well, the two meet on August 24, and there is some legitimate excitement about it. That incudes from redshirt freshman linebacker/defensive end Andrew Chatfield.

Chatfield played high school football in Ft Lauderdale at American Heritage. In the end, his recruitment came down to Miami, less than an hour away from his home, or Florida, about four hours away. He chose the Gators.

On Tuesday, Chatfield minced no words when asked about the Gators' season opener against the Hurricanes.

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“Well, I don’t really see them as a challenge,” Chatfield said. “I just see them as another team really, because I feel like my whole team, we face SEC teams, big-boy teams. They faced one SEC team, and they got smashed by LSU last time I checked. But it’s whatever though, it’s just another game.”

Despite the shot across Miami's bow from Chatfield, he does have friends on the Hurricanes roster. One close friend is defensive tackle Nesta Silvera, who also was down to Florida and Miami on signing day and went the other direction. Chatfield and Silvera evidently have been actively talking some smack with each other. Chatfield freely admitted that.


“Yeah, but you know he’s cool, that’s family right there,” he said about his high school buddy. “I’ve been with him for a long time, so you know we talk smack here and there, but it’s whatever really.”

He’s known Silvera since his sophomore year in high school. He knows plenty about Miami too with the recruitment going as far as it just a little over a year ago. Chatfield, whether he was trying to rile up his buddy or not, clearly isn’t seeing much from the Gators first opponent of the season.


The Florida-Miami series has always been a lively one. The Gators are 26-29 all-time and have won just one of the last eight contests between the two teams.

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The Gators have several players from south Florida on the roster, guys that grew up playing football within a couple of hours of the program they are playing in late August. The intensity will be high leading up to the big game for both players and fans.

Hopefully we will get more form both sides about what they really think about each other as the game approaches. Something tells me that is exactly what will happen.

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VIP Practice Notes: QB separation clear, Dean growing at 'star'
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida hosted its final open practice of the spring prior to the team's annual spring game on Saturday, and Swamp247 was on hand to take in all the action.

We recap the highlights with an in-depth report on a cool, breezy day out at the UF practice fields.

FELEIPE FRANKS CONTINUES TO STAND OUT AT QB

(Photo: Kan Li, 247Sports)
We've been saying it all spring, so forgive us if this sounds a little repetitive, but there's a big gap in play right now between Franks and the other quarterbacks.

That was especially clear on a day when Kyle Trask seemed a little bit off. Trask was picked off once when he scrambled to his right and attempted to hit tight end Kemore Gamble on a comeback on the sideline, only for Trey Dean to easily jump in front for the interception. He should have been picked again on another throw into traffic in low red zone work, but Dean let the ball slip after it hit him in both hands.

Meanwhile, Franks had a handful of plays that were terrific.

One of his most impressive was taking two steps forward into the pocket to evade a pair of pass-rushers, then managing to get the throwaway well over the defense and out of bounds.

Later, he somehow completed a deep sideline shot to Kadarius Toney despite Tedarrell Slaton literally swallowing him up and taking him to the turf.

Franks just looks so much more in command of the offense than all of the other quarterbacks. He's also often the first to celebrate with teammates, racing over to congratulate receiver Trevon Grimes after Grimes lowered his shoulder and bulldozed Brad Stewart on his way to the end zone at one point Tuesday.

Dan Mullen has talked a lot about his teams frequently taking on the personality of their quarterback. Franks has brought some swagger back to the position and his execution has been pretty good overall.

He's still far from perfect, but it's been an encouraging spring.

One thing he needs to continue to work on is recognizing defenders drifting off into zone coverage. Twice Jonathan Greenard has picked him off this spring doing just that, and Franks should have been intercepted by middle linebacker David Reese on a similar throw on a slant today. Reese simply dropped the pick.


TREY DEAN STILL ADJUSTING TO HIS NEW POSITION

(Photo: Kan Li, 247Sports)
The potential for Dean at the nickelback spot vacated by Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is through the roof. But he's still going through some growing pains.

The good news is that his flashes of the potential seem to be happening more and more frequently as spring ball has gone on. As already noted, he had one interception on Tuesday and should have had another.

He also had one terrific play in 11-on-11 work when he fought through a block and made a nice stop in run support.

The biggest area of growth needed for Dean right now is simply continuing to pick up the playbook. He's swimming a little in learning the pattern-match look recognition that keys what coverage he needs to play on certain snaps based on how the offense is lined up.

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was on him repeatedly throughout the practice, yelling at him at one point, "That was your man, why can't you get that?!?" after Van Jefferson came free on a drag. Dean was supposed to be in man coverage but ended up playing zone on the opposite side of the field as Jefferson ran underneath uncontested.

Those calls, learning to identify the proper pattern to match, are very important in Florida's system. It puts a lot of pressure on the nickelback and the safeties, which makes those positions harder to learn.

Dean will have to figure it out, but the upside if he does is clearly pretty high.


OTHER NEWS & NOTES
-- The running backs had a reasonably quiet day overall. The one thing that continues to stand out is that Lamical Perine is far and away the best pass-catcher. He had one excellent over-the-head snag on a swing pass that was a very tough grab. Meanwhile, Malik Davis dropped one that should have been an easy catch and nearly resulted in an interception for Christopher McWilliams.


-- The receivers worked quite a bit on jet sweeps and end-arounds on Tuesday, and Freddie Swain looked to be the most comfortable and most authoritative attacking the defense laterally with his speed. Florida continues to build more options into its offense as Franks gets more comfortable running the whole system. The triple-option shovel pass to the tight end has been featured a few times, and Franks had a nifty fake jet sweep, swiveling delayed handoff to Davis on Tuesday that completely bumfuzzled the defense for a big gain.


-- Tight end (or wide receiver) Kyle Pitts continues to look like one of the freakiest matchup nightmares on the team. There are at least a handful of plays he makes in every practice where the defender played it well and simply didn't have a chance anyway. He had two 'wow' catches on Tuesday, first catching a crossing route thrown well behind his body with a really nice adjustment in traffic. Later in low red zone work he skied over cornerback Brian Edwards to make a tough catch in traffic for a touchdown. He also had a terrific block on a receiver screen on nickelback John Huggins earlier in the practice.


-- Pitts wasn't the only tight end who had a really nice practice. Kemore Gamble also turned in one of his best outings of the spring, highlighted by a catch that unfortunately seemed to knock him out of the practice. In the low red zone work, Franks rolled to his left and found Gamble running an out to the end zone. The throw was high and linebacker Lacedrick Brunson was in reasonably good position trailing underneath. Gamble simply went up over him and plucked it out of the air. The catch was more impressive because Gamble came down hard, slamming his helmet so hard into the ground that it popped off. Gamble was shaken up but got a ton of praise for making the tough grab from several teammates.


-- The starting offensive line earned an earful from offensive line coach John Hevesy at one point, with Hevesy literally going over to Jean Delance and berating him before getting right in the ear hole of center Nick Buchanan and giving him a stern talking to as Buchanan was over the ball ready for the next snap. Delance is clearly playing hurt this spring; he really had to hobble around when working with the first-team unit on Tuesday.

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-- Backup center Kingsley Eguakun continues to look like the early enrollee who has the best chance to work into the regular rotation this fall. He struggled with snaps a bit on Tuesday, firing a couple low. After one, Hevesy calmly pulled him out and replaced him with Tanner Rowell for the next couple snaps so that he could spend a minute or two off to the side coaching Eguakun up.


-- Edge rusher Mohamoud Diabate had an active afternoon, in pursuit and in the backfield a handful of times with some impressive reps. The one thing that stands out about Diabate right now is his bend and his motor (two things that really made Jachai Polite so successful last fall). It does look like Diabate will need a little time to add more bulk; it's hard to see him having sustained success bending the edge without being able to play with just a touch more power.

Go Canes!!

Turds suck azz.

That is all.

Native

Chatfield played high school football in Ft Lauderdale at American Heritage. In the end, his recruitment came down to Miami, less than an hour away from his home, or Florida, about four hours away. He chose the Gators.

On Tuesday, Chatfield minced no words when asked about the Gators' season opener against the Hurricanes.

“Well, I don’t really see them as a challenge,” Chatfield said. “I just see them as another team really, because I feel like my whole team, we face SEC teams, big-boy teams. They faced one SEC team, and they got smashed by LSU last time I checked. But it’s whatever though, it’s just another game.”

Gatah aint skeered!

I was shocked at how ill prepared the Richt coached Canes were in Dallas, lets hope Diaz and Enos have our guys ready on August 24.

raizecane

Dont look now but the greatest golf tournament in the world is underway.....

86Cane

That guide from Clemson was a skilled and a cool guy no?
He even liked getting an authentic Wet Your Pants Tour shirt in Miami Hurricane orange and green.


Posted by: solarcane | April 11, 2019 at 08:29 AM

Yes and YES!

86Cane

I was shocked at how ill prepared the Richt coached Canes were in Dallas, lets hope Diaz and Enos have our guys ready on August 24.

Posted by: Native | April 11, 2019 at 09:35 AM

Yeah that Dallas debacle was no bueno.

Let's hope we come out with some juice in 2019.

Go Canes!!

Away game ticket requests just became available.

Terrance Sullivan

Native and Soupster that was a real Bleep Show we witnessed in Arlington. Let's Hope Diaz will have our Canes Ready in Orlando.

Keoki

Ginger, all day and night!

F'the Turds!
GO CANES!!!

TruCane81

Just saw a video on Twitter of Canes doing Triple option drills.

Enos gonna be drawing up whatever he can to get yardage even if the o line needs lots of work.

There is a new sheriff in town.

We make defenses play honest and there is no reason for 28 a game in conference to be a pipe dream.

You know what happens when we score 28 points.......

NativeCane

Native and Soupster that was a real Bleep Show we witnessed in Arlington. Let's Hope Diaz will have our Canes Ready in Orlando.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 11, 2019 at 03:50 PM
There is no way CMD can talk this much schnit and not have more substance than CMR.

86Cane

You know what happens when we score 28 points.......

Posted by: TruCane81 | April 11, 2019 at 05:59 PM

FREE BEER?

86Cane

There is no way CMD can talk this much schnit and not have more substance than CMR.

Posted by: NativeCane | April 11, 2019 at 06:28 PM

Time will tell but yes it seems like he has "IT".

But many Canes fans moved from Miami to Missouri.

SHOW ME!

Go Canes!!

This kid is going to be a straight up beast.

Harvey too.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-hurricanes/fl-sp-um-foot-spring-rousseau-20190411-story.html

Go Canes!!

There is no way CMD can talk this much schnit and not have more substance than CMR.

Posted by: NativeCane | April 11, 2019 at 06:28 PM

Native as always hitting the nail on the head.

He's either going to be JJ or the Michael Avenatti of coaching.

86Cane

He's either going to be JJ or the Michael Avenatti of coaching.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 11, 2019 at 07:30 PM

Well played Sir!

thirstybuzzardcane

Mary Ann or Ginger??. Me personally, I am team Mary Ann all the way.

Posted by: raizecane | April 10, 2019 at 07:10 AM


I'll take both at the same time!

86Cane

I'll take both at the same time!

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | April 12, 2019 at 08:49 AM

TWSS

86Cane

The Miami Hurricanes have released details how fans can register for free tickets to the team’s 2019 Spring Game in Orlando.

The game will take place Saturday, April 20, at noon at Camping World Stadium. General admission tickets may be reserved by visiting hurricanesports.com/tickets.

BigWindyCane1

TrueCane,

IMO, the triple option is great for this offensive personnel, and especially for this offensive line. That is what good coaches, like Enos, do -- they look at the personnel, and design a game plan that capitalizes on the strengths and minimizes the exposure for the weaknesses.

UMike

I don't care if we use a quadruple option, I-formation, pro style etc... Just as long as we use our weapons and actually move the ball. Even with average QB play we have the weapons to score on every team we are going to play.

thirstybuzzardcane

TWSS

Posted by: 86Cane | April 12, 2019 at 10:41 AM

Alright, help me out! What is TWSS?

thirstybuzzardcane

Nevermind, I think I figured it out. THATS WHAT SHE SAID?!?!

VA Cane

Agree I hate FL....if they are on I watch and pull hard against them...Hate them Bad!!!!

Nice post on GR GC....that is a big boy....I think you are spot on....Beast!!!!

...and I hope CMD will be JJ.....you are in fine form today my friend...Blog On.

Nice chat via phone with Sarasota Cane....a true Cane and gent....great great guy!!!!!

VA Cane


I don't care if we use a quadruple option, I-formation, pro style etc... Just as long as we use our weapons and actually move the ball. Even with average QB play we have the weapons to score on every team we are going to play.

Well said.....I just want to see us attack aggressively on O....try new things be unpredictable and bold....run the ball, but get a true aerial attack that keeps them guessing...i am fairly sure the D will attack!!!

JCane

Bad weather at UVa rains out tonight's game. Doubleheader tomorrow instead. Game 1 at noon.

NativeCane

Yeah that Dallas debacle was no bueno.

Let's hope we come out with some juice in 2019.

Posted by: 86Cane | April 11, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Yeah CMR forgot his first 2 P's which would have prevented the resulting last 2 P's.....

Dem Canes!!!

Harry Miller

Stop bringing up that nightmare in Dallas. Well at least the tour through the stadium was great.

roachcane77

Yes... the stadium tour was about the ONLY highlight of that weekend. (Other than the Dealey Plaza tour, and meeting up with fellow Canespacers!)

But the GAME? Ugh... The score did not indicate how totally inept our offense was...

JCane

Through six, Canes up on UVa 8-4 after falling behind early by 2

NativeCane

Hey I didn't even get a plaza or stadium tour but I did hit the Dickey's barbeque tailgate suaree'with 5 star tour guides T TSully and KYCane..... Then took my first rickshaw ride to the stadium... Or was that from the stadium?

Terrance Sullivan

Native Yesssss Yesssss Yesssss athe Tailgate was Great.

TonyCane

Given the Star Wars trailer that was released yesterday...you knew that this was coming.


FADE IN:

JARREN WILLIAMS stands back in the pocket in a crowded football stadium, looking downfield.

MICHAEL IRVIN (voice over): We've passed on all we know. Decades of swagger rest in you now.

In the distance, a horde of Clemson defensive linemen are running towards the Miami quarterback. It is strangely silent, as Jarren focuses on something beyond them.

MICHAEL IRVIN (voice over): But this is your fight.

FADE TO:

TITLE: COLLEGE FOOTBALL HAS A LEGEND

FADE IN:

It's no longer silent - Jarren Williams scrambles about looking downfield as the pocket collapses. Defensive linemen surge towards him...and he unleashes a tight fifty yard pass that is headed towards a wide open JEFF THOMAS.

TITLE: COMING THIS FALL

Cut to scenes of:

- CAM DAVIS bursting through tackles.

- MARK POPE running past cornerbacks.

- DABO SWINNEY handing out bulging halliburtons of cash to recruits.

- UM players jumping up and down and raucously celebrating midfield

- GREGORY ROUSSEAU brutally sacking James Blackman, holding his leg, and playing it like a guitar

- RAY LEWIS and JIMMY JOHNSON in a Pro Player Stadium, high-fiving

TITLE: THE SAGA IS RENEWED

Cut to scenes of:

- DEEJAY DALLAS evading tacklers

- LORENZO LINGARD bursting through the goal line

- WILL MALLORY catching a 45 yard touchdown

- JEREMIAH PAYTON looking through the glass of the trophy case, his reflection captured in the 2001 national championship

- COACH MANNY DIAZ chest bumping players on the sideline as a massive, gleaming turnover chain is bestowed upon SHAQ QUARTERMAN

MICHAEL IRVIN (voice over): We'll always be with you

The entire Miami Hurricanes team looking at the field of the SuperDome as they prepare to play the 2020 National Championship.

MICHAEL IRVIN (voice over): No one's ever really gone.

FADE TO BLACK:

We hear a voice CACKLING. It's Terry Porter...then Mark Emmert...and then Nick Saban.

TITLE: SWAG WARS: THE NEW MIAMI

86Cane

Yeah CMR forgot his first 2 P's which would have prevented the resulting last 2 P's.....

Posted by: NativeCane | April 13, 2019 at 09:53 AM

RIGER THAT!

JCane

9-6 win over the Cavs. Game 2 starts in a little while.

Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir JCane let's get this Win. Go Canes!

CoCane

I went to the scrimmage today.

Q & A session Legion. I'll tell you whatever you need to know...

Bring it on

Terrance Sullivan

CoCane from what I read from Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. Williams and Perry look Solid. Tate Not Solid. Offensive Line Not Solid. Running Backs Rock Solid. Tight Ends Solid, WR Okay but improving. ST is Not Solid. Defense Rock Solid. Worries at lack of Depth at LB. Not a Sell out in a 10,000 Seat High School Stadium is Dad.(My Personal Opinion) CoCane is that a accurate assessment or Nah. Go Canes!

CoCane

Sully,

Most of that is accurate. Not all of it...

The OL held their own run blocking but struggled in pass protection.

The ST were decent but a extra point was missed.

The stadium filled up by the end of the 1st quarter

Terrance Sullivan

Great Stuff Appreciate it Brotha CoCane!

UMike

TSully will you be in Orlando for the spring game? Any other spacers?

Go Canes!!

Word is so far it’s Williams in a runaway.

Co?

Terrance Sullivan

UMike Negative for me My Canes 2019 Voyage starts September 7th at UNC then All 6 Home Games on September 14,21, October 5,11,19, November 9, then Road Game at Duke on November 30.

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