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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.

solarcane

I heard from a couple guys Martel looks real uncomfortable, and a whole lot more like a freshman qb than the other two.

Is that true Co?

BigWindyCane

It appears the scrimmage results were similar to what I have been hearing. I asked you guys not to be surprised if Perry is ahead of Martell and Williams. It appears Williams is closing the gap, so we will see.

Davis has the talent to start. We still have to see what Lingard can bring in the fall.

Mallory has Nijoku-type potential, and he is starting to show it.

The LBs and the DL will be a strength of the team. DBs are starting to step up.

JCane

Nice doubleheader sweep, let alone on the road and vs. ACC for. Bigger yet was a low scoring pitchers battle with D in a game that the O didn't do much. Maybe signs of inprovement?!

86Cane

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

Posted by: UMike | April 13, 2019 at 08:44 PM

I will be there.

86Cane

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

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 13, 2019 at 08:45 PM

I see what U did there! LOL

solarcane

my son says Martel tackles better than he throws, this isn't the skill set I was really looking forward to.

Terrance Sullivan

Lmbao SolarCane U just made me spit out my Sam Adams Beer with that comment.

CoCane

My unbiased opinion on the QB's:

Martell sucked. He looked like Nosier with a different number... 😬

Williams and Perry were almost even. I give the nod to Perry.

Perry made better decisions under pressure. If nothing was there, he threw it away or took a sack and lived for another down. Missed a few throws but accuracy is improved. He also played most of his snaps versus the 1st team defense. It's obvious he has more real game experience under pressure.

Williams threw at least 3 passes that should have been int's. His numbers are inflated because of a drop Int that bounced to Payton for a TD. Lucky. He was a deer in head lights under pressure. Still, accurate for the most part. Has the best touch on passes out of the 3. He did most of his damage against the 2nd and 3rd string defense

As of right now Perry looks the best

CoCane

The people that say Williams looked the best are still bitter about Perry's performance last season and just want to move on from what Richt had out there. Perry was more seasoned for the moment. Williams flashed enough to show he's in the battle to stay.

Dallas is the man at RB. Cam is a game breaker but not as physical as Dallas.

Depth isn't champ caliber. A lot of frosh will have to provide depth.

Enos is coaching the offense hard. Intensely engaged...

CoCane

The OL was serviceable. Not as bad as I thought they would be...

NativeCane

Enos is coaching the offense hard. Intensely engaged...

Posted by: CoCane | April 14, 2019 at 01:30 AM

Good stuff CoCane...thanks!

Dem Canes!!!

roachcane77

Enos is coaching the offense hard. Intensely engaged...
Posted by: CoCane | April 14, 2019 at 01:30 AM

I LIKE the sound of THIS! 'Bout TIME!

"The OL was serviceable."
NOT so much THIS though...

NativeCane

Love watching Enos' pressers, the man is on the job!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | April 13, 2019 at 11:51 PM

You should be looking at what you didd before Skipper.

UMike

SOUP, I will be in touch so I can meet up with you and other spacers...

If it's Perry then so be it. I was exciting about Martell, and still am, but if Perry is the legit winner of this comp then I'm not as worried. He showed flashes last year. I think these coaches will put the best guy out there and then call plays that fit best. As long as we aren't calling the same 3 plays the whole game our QBs should be much better

Go Canes!!

Sorry UMike you're not allowed to think that. Please remember I'm the only person on earth dumb enough not to have sent Perry to the scrap heap already.

nemo2002

My unbiased opinion on the QB's:

Martell sucked. . . 😬
Posted by: CoCane | April 14, 2019 at 01:19 AM

Perhaps, we now know better why Ohio State was so willing to let him go.

Memo to Coach Diaz:
Next recruiting cycle you need to sign more top rated HS players and less on transfers from other schools, unless you want UM to become the KSU of the South.

Go Canes!!

Memo to Coach Diaz:
Next recruiting cycle you need to sign more top rated HS players and less on transfers from other schools, unless you want UM to become the KSU of the South.

Posted by: nemo2002 | April 14, 2019 at 09:55 AM

If no one has told him this yet I'm gonna be really, really pissed.

JCane

12:30 start for game 3 at UVa and a chance to get to 2 games over 500 in ACC play. Biggest yet would be to change another trend of not showing for game 3 in series, regardless of the first two games' outcomes. They've lost game 3s to FSU, Pitt, UNC and NC State in their last four 3 game series if memory serves, having managed to take game 3 only from GT in ACC play.

IraqiCane

CAMRON DAVIS (HARRIS) COULD START FOR THE MIAMI HURRICANES THIS YEAR | FILM BREAKDOWN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QY14uOSXJbE

CoCane

Iraqi,

Harris is talented but yesterday Dallas showed he is a grown azz man. Harris ain't ready YET

IraqiCane

Its a good problem to have!

TonyCane

Two choices Nemo for Diaz, as an already weak 2019 class took hit after hit as the season fell apart. We had a very small recruiting class that signed.

We could

1) Do nothing, and end the class with 17 players. That creates depth issues
2) Finish the class with more risky players in the 3 and 2 star range. This is exactly what Al Golden and Randy Shannon did, and he had a high transfer rate for these classes
3) Use the Transfer Portal to flesh out the class

If it’s a one off I am fine with it. But I agree, if this becomes our strategy repeatedly we end up as KSU.

86Cane

Please remember I'm the only person on earth dumb enough not to have sent Perry to the scrap heap already.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 14, 2019 at 08:28 AM

No, there are plenty of people dumb enough, you just happen to be among them. Now, go drop the anchor Gilligan...OK,OK, just kidding!

Here's my point of view:

1. We can all agree that all of the UM QBs including Perry are getting much better coaching and running a better offensive scheme over last year. Improved perfromance should be a given among the group.

2. If Perry got his act together and got serious about his craft and playbook and improves enough to win the starting job then we all will have to accept it and support it.

3. Perry made it hard to root for him last year based on his behavior and performance. He will likely never be a GREAT QB but good enough to win enough games to take Miami to the ACC title game where our dreams will end against Clemson until we get a next level NFL type QB.

4. The hope was that Williams or Martell would be so much better that a clear starter would emerg with a much higher ceiling that Perry. That has not happened and is not a good scenario. If Perry starts what it means is that we have a slightly above average QB and nobody behind him that is any better. Not quite a bright future.

There, fair and balanced. Happy now?

86Cane

Harris is talented but yesterday Dallas showed he is a grown azz man. Harris ain't ready YET

Posted by: CoCane | April 14, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Don't forget about Lingard!

JCane

JP Gates has been crushing it at the plate, and does so again in the 4th over the RF wall for a 1-0 lead.

TruCane81

FREE BEER?

Posted by: 86Cane | April 11, 2019 at 07:16 PM

Is that what we get for winning?

solarcane

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | April 14, 2019 at 12:48

Hey Sully!

Glad I could make you grin brother.

Im up in Gatlingburg for a big Rod Run in Pigeon Forge.

Im getting my scrimmage info from my son and friends. They agree with Co.

They are amazed Tate could be this average after all the hype. I questioned if he really beat an all world high school schedule all by himself.

Maybe he was like Kenny D and had all the right guys around him for 3 or 4 years?
His school wasn't even in the top 25 last season after he left so he had to have had some impact.
Maybe he settles down, we need depth.

TruCane81

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.

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | April 12, 2019 at 11:27 AM

For real, Windy.

O line and quarterbacks need a lot of work, but there was play variation in eight and a half minutes of scrimmage footage than the last two seasons combined.

Once the guys on offense can get to playing instead of thinking, we are cooking with gas.

I just hope they can find a way to muster up 24 or so points of ball control offense against the gators. With good defense and kick returning we may squeeze out a few more.

But Botha teams offenses are transitioning and struggling against stout defenses in spring.

This game has 19-16 , 21-17, or 24-20 written all over it. If the offenses are really jittery, could be 13- 6 or 14-10.

I still think we can wipe these guys out, it will just take multiple appearances of the turnover chain and some big plays returning kicks.

solarcane

Native,

Knowing your love of clever bullshyt,
I was wishing you were sitting with me at lunch. My side still aches.

At Bubba Gumps

This guy next to us asked the server if this was authentic southern seafood.

The server didnt bat an eye and said "Well we got some Ku Klux Clams in the back that I could bring out for you."

TruCane81

my son says Martel tackles better than he throws, this isn't the skill set I was really looking forward to.

Posted by: solarcane | April 14, 2019 at 12:15 AM

Martell to striker?

TruCane81

As of right now Perry looks the best

Posted by: CoCane | April 14, 2019 at 01:19 AM

Be careful, Co.

There are many in Cane Land that don’t want to hear that.....

JCane

Amditis with a 2 run shot in the 6th. 3-0, Canes.

Go Canes!!

Tiger, wow.

86Cane

There are many in Cane Land that don’t want to hear that.....

Posted by: TruCane81 | April 14, 2019 at 02:33 PM

Because of the very reasons that I listed above.

86Cane

So I hear that some guy named "Tiger" is pretty good at golf. Is he new to the PGA Tour?

TruCane81

The OL was serviceable. Not as bad as I thought they would be...

Posted by: CoCane | April 14, 2019 at 01:33 AM

This bodes well if we stay healthy.

They will only face one or two defenses that will challenge them anywhere near what they face at practice everyday.

At least during the regular season that is.

Read a story about an offensive lineman who turned out to be a good player for us. He was getting whipped and wanted to quit so he wouldn’t hurt the team.

J..J. told him to hang in there because he wouldn’t face anyone one Saturday like he did Monday through Friday.

It worked out then and will work out now.

Terrance Sullivan

SolarCane U Rock enjoy your time in Pigeon Forge.

Terrance Sullivan

Greatness Personified with Tiger Woods Y'all

Terrance Sullivan

Come On Canes Sweep UVA.

solarcane

Martell to striker?

Posted by: TruCane81 | April 14, 2019 at 02:31 PM

TruCane81

You know the kid has the swag, no telling what he does when he gets pissed,

Being fair to Tate he could be another Kenny Stabler.
Swags out of 24/7, Does squat in practice, throws a terrible ball lots of times, but when the lights come on and the chips are down he ain't nothing but a winner.
hope so

TruCane81

There, fair and balanced. Happy now?

Posted by: 86Cane | April 14, 2019 at 12:28 PM

We would all love if Johnny Manziel, James Winston, or some other freshman phenom walked through the door.

The qb room is all freshman and sophomores. They all have SERIOUS upside and plenty of rooom to grow, even Tate who is struggling right now. We have type of defense that makes qbs struggle.

Without the stellar oline play like the teams who win championships, these guys will need even more development. They will be fine. They may start out above average, but there will be flashes of greatness that become more consistent over time.

At least one of these guys will be very, very good and win us a lot of games.

I know I talk a lot of ish about us winning the acc this year and it could happen.

SYRACUSE beat Clemson at 4-8 and then turn around and give them all could handle on the road when Clemson had that game circled for revenge. It took Etienne playing hero ball to save those guys.

So what’s Miami’s excuse?

Only thing Syracuse had that we don’t was competent coaching, evidenced by their upset wins and SIX games in one year turnaround. THAT is why coaching is so important.

We could just as easily have 1999 like season and go 8-4 losing a bunch of close games on bad breaks with a talented team learning consistency.

We won’t know until kickoff on August 24.

NativeCane

Canes go to 9th up 3-1...

NativeCane

Oh great, weather delay...

CoCane

Lol moment of the scrimmage:

The 1st play of the scrimmage 2 players went in motion. Then, a fan stood up and yelled "MOTION, YEAH BABY"! The entire crowd laughed and gave a standing ovation 😂😂😂

NativeCane

Canes pound Virgina 3-1!

3 out of 3 ain't bad!

CoCane

Keep things in perspective...

Yesterday was only the 2nd scrimmage of spring. It's a long grind for players and coaches leading up to 8/24.

All position battles are in their infancy.

Patience Legion

JCane

Nice win, Native. First sweep at UVa ever, pitching and D were solid, and the sweep ties them with UNC and puts them one back of GT in the Coastal, while now getting two games of separation over UVa and the rest of the pack. FWIW, tiebreakers would be lost to UNC and won vs. GT, although there are still a bunch of games ahead, including vs. A good Louisville team.

solarcane

Whenever Manny Diaz talks, I feel like I'm listening to a REM song.

I know the guy speaking is real smart.
I know he is probably talking about something important.
I know I only make out about every third word he is saying, and I only understand about every other one of those.


Native

Time for a Klanbake Solar!

Put the oil in a saucepan large enough to hold the Klan over high heat. When hot, add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften. Add the liquid along with the Klan, turn the heat up to high, and cover the pot.

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