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April 21, 2019




VA Cane

Sounds like things are getting better....I hope so. Season will be here before you know it!!


I hope that our special teams will be special this season.

Terrance Sullivan

Outstanding Blog. Outstanding Work Canespace Family. Go Canes!


I loved seeing the multiple shifts and motions. There was a couple times our D was confused and had to adjust to our shifts. We had the I-formation, 2 TE set etc. The roll out to a crossing TE was great to see since it has been used against us for a damn decade lol... In a 4th and 2 we had Mallory and Irving on the same side and I can see us using that formation for multiple plays. Wouldn't be surprised if a TE leads us in catches this year.


I just want to say that is was a pleasure to meet you guys yesterday. This was my first spring game and thanks to UMike I had a blast.I am getting more pumped about #TNM, even though we have had our hearts broken for years.I also wanted to remind you guys about the Podcast I was telling you guys about.( Orange Bowl Boys). These Guys are amazing and speak the truth. They also have had a few past players on. They tell you alot of inside stuff from the past few years or so. If we can let's try and get their name out, and help support the Canes Family. They are on Twitter, Apple Podcast or You tube.


good stuff soup thanks!

Go Canes!!

I honestly don’t know or care who the starting QB will be.

What Im thrilled about is finally have something that’s been sorely lacking here in forever.

Competition, competition, competition.


I do what I can, when I can.

Go Canes...Perry looks really good.

He may even become a "Playa".



I just want to say that is was a pleasure to meet you guys yesterday. This was my first spring game and thanks to UMike I had a blast.I am getting more pumped about #TNM, even though we have had our hearts broken for years.

Posted by: CanesFan423 | April 21, 2019 at 05:55 PM

We enjoyed meeting you also. Proud of U to go and represent all the way from Tennessee!



Posted by: CanesFan423 | April 21, 2019 at 05:55 PM

We enjoyed meeting you also. Proud of U to go and represent all the way from Tennessee!


Posted by: 86Cane | April 21, 2019 at 08:46 PM


CanesFan423, it was a pleasure meeting you as well.

86 forgot to mention the following - "post here / post often".

VA Cane

I am not a Pornboy fan....however if he gets things together and can do what he showed when he came here, if he can regroup lead make plays and win.....thats what matters. If he really knuckles down i can cheer for him and let the past go. sounds like he did a good job...good sign! winning is what matters, leading and making plays is what we need, so let them keep competing!!

Terrance Sullivan

I second what VA says.


VAC and TS, hopefully the exit of potboy instilled a sense urgency to Perry.
Neither Martell or Williams are gonna pull a Jack Allison.
I think exciting an offense is on the horizon.
Sorry I missed you Saturday UMike.... Grandkids slowed me down and I didn't get to stadium til first series was over.


I remember before social media and the
Internet, we got our Cane info from the Miami Herald,Morris Maclamore, or maybe Chuck Dawdle.

We pretty much took their word for what was happening at practice.
Now every fan is an expert, and their personal crush or hate for players is posted by the thousands, fueling thousands of opinions.

I remember Vinny wrecking his scooter and getting a paragraph in the Paper.
I remember seeing Craig Ericson for the first time and thinking he was a junior high school kid that had a big brother on the team.

We are far more knowledgeable fans today than 1983. We take a lot for granted as far as Canes news goes.


Anybody besides me notice that Diaz hasn't had to discipline any players?

The folks that scoffed at the idea of TNM, might begrudgingly admit there is something going on here, what it is ain't exactly clear.
For what its worth.


Another thing from the Spring game I thought was awesome, well a couple things. Me and my buddy CanesFan423 walked over to the gate to watch the team buses pull in. After they pulled in, Banda and Rumph both came over to the open gate and shook hands, took pics and kept thanking everyone for coming out. Then after the game, the entire team walked around the entire field slapping hands and shaking hands and thanking us for our support.

David Njoku was there as was Devin Hester. Think a couple other alumni were there also.

Also wanted to point out that Jeff Thomas, Jordan and Lingard were all out as well as a bunch of talented transfers. We will definitely not be lacking in talent.


Grandkids slowed me down and I didn't get to stadium til first series was over.

Posted by: NativeCane | April 22, 2019 at 09:15 AM

Grandkids,the perfect scapegoats.
You can buy them off with a trip to


. We will definitely not be lacking in talent.

Posted by: UMike | April 22, 2019 at 09:39 AM

Sat behind Steven Morris and his momma sure ain't lacking in talent....

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | April 22, 2019 at 09:23 AM



I hope our grown ass tatted up punter is the real deal, because Spicer is still trash!. Even with no pressure at all, one time even with no snap just him holding the ball, he had a couple shanks and like a 12 yard punt lol

Go Canes!!

We will definitely not be lacking in talent.

Posted by: UMike | April 22, 2019 at 09:39 AM

I’ll say it again. With this roster and this schedule anything more than two losses will be an epic failure.


I'm hoping a game's outcome doesn't come down to a kick or punt this season. We start going on 4th and 2 a bunch of times we will know what we didn't want to know.


Sat behind Steven Morris and his momma sure ain't lacking in talent....

Posted by: NativeCane | April 22, 2019 at 09:49 AM


Sarasota 'cane

For those in attendance, what's you +/- opinion on UM beating UF?

Go Canes!!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 22, 2019 at 02:48 PM



With this roster and this schedule anything more than two losses will be an epic failure.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | April 22, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Duly noted Sir.


We start going on 4th and 2 a bunch of times we will know what we didn't want to know.

Posted by: solarcane | April 22, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Meatloaf: U took the words right outta my mouth...


For those in attendance, what's you +/- opinion on UM beating UF?

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 22, 2019 at 02:48 PM

In our current form and talent level? 60%

In Fall with more time in the new offense, a solid starting QB, better OL, injured players back and the infusion of additional depth and talent? 90%


If you want to take trip down memory lane, read this:


Six 'Canes in the first 21 picks, and none of them a draft bust.
Nowadays, the Herald publishes like five draft-related articles because one or two of our guys might go before round 4.


Great interview of Enos by Barry Jackson at the Herald. Here are a couple of quotes:

“Whoever wins the job we’re going to 100 percent gear it toward their skill set, do whatever they do the best,” Enos said. “Our system is built that it’s very multiple and very diverse. Once your system is in... now you decide, he’s our quarterback, these are our running backs, these are our receivers, and you gear it toward what those people do well. But you can’t start gearing it towards the people until you figure out who those people are….

“I think good coaches adapt to their personnel… The big thing is your quarterback. What’s he good at?Is he better in the pocket? Is he better outside? Is he better in the gun? Is he better under [center]? Is he a better play-action passer? Is he a guy that can read the coverage and get through his progression? You need to gear your system toward your personnel.”

So if Tate Martell wins the job, would UM gear it toward him by allowing him to play out of the shotgun, where he appears more comfortable?

“The big thing is he’s done it his whole life, so he’s probably more comfortable being in the shotgun,” Enos said. “I think good coaches tailor whatever they do around their guys. Whoever the quarterback ends up being, we’re obviously going to gear it toward their skill set, whatever that is.

Harry Miller

That's what i am talking about. Finely we have a OC
who knows what he is doing.

Just think how much better our offence is going to be by the time we start the season. After the way they improved from one scrimmage to the last one in Orlando, we should really improve by the end of fall practice. I believe we are going to have a very good offense by the Fla. game and an assume offence by the middle of the season when they get it down. Just think how this will help the defense by staying of the field.

I can't wait for the season to start.


So glad everyone went and reported a positive Spring Game. 86- you in for the season or still on the fence?


[from Bleacher Report]

Tate Martell 6 of 10 attempts for 154 yards with two touchdowns. Impressive, efficient numbers, but even more remarkable is that he did most of that damage while leading the second-team offense against the first-team defense.



1. Finaly we have a OC who knows what he is doing.

2. I can't wait for the season to start.

Posted by: Harry Miller | April 23, 2019 at 12:53 PM

1. Yes, quite refreshing isn't it?

2. U and about 1,500,000 other Canes fans!


86- you in for the season or still on the fence?

Posted by: CGNC | April 23, 2019 at 02:25 PM

Sitting squarely on da fence. I am a TNM lean, but will not commit until the Fall, if at all.

I will attend a few games either way, just not all.


The Spring Game was encouraging, which is more than I can say from the last few years.

I like what Diaz said in his interview after the game. He said that during the Summer the players need to "make this THEIR team." Menaing that they have to take personal responsibility for themselves, their teammates and the team.

The Hurricanes will NOT be great again until they have more (if not most) of the players doing IT for the right reasons even when nobody is watching them or telling them what to do.

If the players only eat right, lift weights, workout, study their playbook and work on their craft when the coaches tell them they have to then we will never be great again. They have to love to play football more than life itself and want excel at their chosen position so that losing and failure is NOT an option.

Overall I saw a team that learned how to lose and appeared to accept it way too easily. Until I see that fire and desire in this team I will be solidly on da fence.


you are a big Amari Carter fan like I am, after you read this you will be an Amari Carter fan of the man, and not just the football player

Respect to each of these young men.

"They could have spent spring break relaxing. Instead, these Hurricanes went to the Dominican Republic to make a difference

Seven former and current Hurricanes football players -- including Kai-Leon Herbert, Amari Carter, Cade Weldon, Jimmy Murphy, Robert Burns, Michael Parrott and Mike Harley -- spend their spring break doing community service and mission work in the Dominican Republic. (Courtesy, Mike Blanc, UM football chaplain)
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Even as he packed his bags, Amari Carter fought back some of the doubt.

With the Miami Hurricanes set to begin spring football in a little more than a week, Carter was headed to the Dominican Republic, not to enjoy a breather before embarking on the busiest stretch of the semester, but to spend his days delivering food to families in need, painting houses, and engaging in various other community service efforts as part of a mission trip with several teammates.

Though Carter knew he’d be doing good work and hopefully, making a difference in the lives of others, he couldn’t help but wonder — should he spend his break home in South Florida, working out and preparing for what awaited him on his return?

“I had a couple teammates that were like, ‘You’re not going to have much of a spring break.’ Even I was thinking at first, “I’m not going to have a spring break,’” said Carter, a junior safety and former Palm Beach Gardens standout. “And it’s normal to think like that, especially if you’ve never been on a mission trip. But at the same time, I knew what I was going to do was more important than anything I could have been doing here. All I would have done is go to the beach and worked out.

“It turns out I was working out non-stop, in a different way.”

Hurricanes football players Mike Harley and Kai-Leon Herbert spent part of their spring break doing community service work in the Dominican Republic. (Courtesy, Mike Blanc, UM team chaplain)
For Carter and the rest of the Hurricanes who traveled to the Dominican Republic last month, those spring break workouts consisted not of running sprints, but playing baseball and kickball with the orphaned boys they met at a group home in San Pedro de Macoris. Instead of lifting weights, the seven football players and three current and former volleyball players went door-to-door delivering solar-powered lights to families living in a town with no electricity.

It all proved an eye-opening experience said receiver Mike Harley, who also made the five-day trip with Carter, offensive lineman Kai-Leon Herbert, safety Jimmy Murphy, fullback Michael Parrott, running back Robert Burns, former quarterback Cade Weldon and volleyball players Cameron Dobbs, Kolby Bird and Sakile Simmons.

“It was a great experience. I came home with all these videos and pictures that I wanted to show my siblings because we have everything these kids don’t, and those kids that had the least were so happy,” Harley said. “I just wanted to show my family how grateful we have to be for what we have. It changed the way I look at life. It made me more grateful. It made me look at life and know someone else is going through worse. We’re here, we’re privileged and we have so much to be thankful for.”

Harley and Carter were first approached about the possibility of making the trip late last season by Hurricanes team chaplain Mike Blanc, who meets regularly with several Miami players as part of the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leaders in Training program.

Blanc, a former national champion at Auburn and Deerfield Beach High standout, had made a similar mission trip during his own college career. Recalling the difference he said it made in his own life, Blanc was curious to see if any of the athletes he is mentoring today would be interested in a similar experience.

Harley, Carter and a handful of their teammates were, so Blanc put the trip together and helped the Hurricanes raise the necessary funds to travel.

After four months of preparation, the 10 athletes traveled south and while there was some time to go horseback riding and visit the beach, the Hurricanes spend the majority of their five days in the Dominican Republic doing outreach work. Evenings were spent in what Blanc termed a “debriefing,” where each of the athletes shared their personal experiences with everyone else on the trip.

And as they traveled, the Hurricanes noticed a constant — even in the Dominican Republic — the people they met recognized the Miami logos on their clothing.

“Everyone we met was so happy to see us. It was never like, ‘Who are these people?’ And a lot of them identified with the ‘U’ logo on our chests. They were like, ‘I know that school. That’s Miami,’” Blanc said. “I thought it was really cool that our young people saw that this logo can go almost anywhere in the world and people will identify with it. … I thought it was so important to help train and equip these young leaders to learn that life is about giving. It isn’t about what you receive.

“And they know they have a platform. People see who they are. I tell them all the time — anywhere you go on campus, people will know your names. The things you do can have an impact on the people around you. A lot of our athletes, they have thousands of followers on social media. Imagine if those followers and the people who are looking at your pages see the selflessness of the things you’ve done in the Dominican Republic. Imagine how that can encourage people to do the same thing. That’s why I think it’s so important for our student-athletes to get involved.”

It was a message and an experience the Hurricanes said they won’t forget and something they hope changed them for the better.

“It just shows you that it’s not just about football. It’s not just about school. It shows you that athletes can go out of our way and sacrifice and do other things to help our community and be better people,” Harley said. “It’s about more than just playing sports for a school.”

Added Carter, “I came back saying I was going to try to be more of someone that people could look to and see my joy. Whether it’s just smiling at a stranger when I’m walking past them, just saying good morning, being a person that’s friendlier, someone that’s just a light in the community. Here, everyone is so focused on our phones and on ourselves. I want to try and focus on putting others always before me. Whether it’s my family, my teammates, my coaches. I’m not going to just pray for myself first. I’m going to pray for others first. That’s how it’s supposed to be.”

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Solar...well done!


Thanks soup

Terrance Sullivan

Soupster I second your above statements.


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Posted by: solarcane | April 23, 2019 at 03:54 PM

Great article, Solar!


Good one Solar.


Thanks gang
Cool when you learn the hardest hitters have the biggest hearts.
Amari,Rohan,Ryan McNeil come to mind.




Fixing to call this game but first a wrestling match with typepad.


Canes begin 8 game home stand against FIU tonight then VT, Bethune Cookman, and UCF.


FIU leads at the end of 1st, 2 run Homer.


9 -5, Canes, bottom of 5th


13-5 Canes top of the 7th.

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