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April 01, 2019

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Native

Holy Blazing Saddles Batchman its Hedley Louis.

solarcane

Shall we designate Mallory as a "King of Spring"?

Posted by: 86Cane | April 05, 2019 at 09:27 AM

I agree a bit with Windy.
Mallory plays hard and the coaches love him. He is going to be on the field a lot in the new offense,

I dont know that Mallory will be the king of spring, I would put my money on Jeff Thomas or Shaq .

BigWindyCane1

I dont know that Mallory will be the king of spring, I would put my money on Jeff Thomas or Shaq .

Posted by: solarcane | April 05, 2019 at 11:08 AM

Jeff Thomas and Shaq might be some of the best players in the fall, but I wouldn't be suprised if CMD limits their play in the spring game to prevent injuries.

Mallory should do well this spring, but I hope it carries over to the Fall because IMO he can make plays for this Canes offense under Enos.

solarcane

Windy,
I think Shaq is more or less the captain of the entire team, he came back because of Manny, they love each other.
I think Manny will use him to get vocal with the younger players. Somebody has to step up at linebacker or we are cooked there next year.

You could be right about Thomas not playing much, they know he is a franchise player.

Go Canes!!

All the Mallory talk further confirms how stacked this team compared to its competition this year.
M

solarcane

Some Manny

Manny Diaz’s vision for Miami football emphasizes integritity
by Alan Rubenstein 53 minutes ago Follow @UARuby
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During his speech at the Brian Piccolo Awards in Coral Springs on Thursday night, Miami football coach Manny Diaz emphasized his vision for the Hurricanes future revolves around integrity.
Playing on the Miami football team means certain standards. Only Alabama has won more national championships than the Hurricanes since their first title in 1983. Miami football head coach Manny Diaz emphasized the importance of living an honest, truthful life as the values he wants to install with his team.


Creating a culture is essential when any new coach takes over. Despite being the defensive coordinator for the Miami football team under Mark Richt, the culture Diaz is creating in very different than Richt’s. Diaz is far more active and entertaining on social media. He clearly wants to create the image of a player’s coach.

Diaz gave a riveting speech at the Piccolo Awards honoring high school senior football players in South Florida as cited by Christy Chirinos of the Sun Sentinel.



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“What was important for me to realize, I had to come up with some very tangible values that if you play football for the Miami Hurricanes, that you knew that this would be the standard that you’d be upheld to. And these are things that we would take ourselves very seriously on … the way we define this is not what we aspire to be.

There’s always the sort of high and mighty things we all aspire to be. But look at it this way — if you really want to know who you are, what’s the one thing you couldn’t take? What’s the one thing that would drive you crazy if someone described you in this way?

If you find out what that is, you’ll find out what’s important to you. We found out there were five things that were non-negotiables that our football team has to be judged by on every day and the guys that play football for us have to be judged by every day and they’re all measurable.

What I’d encourage you to do is to find some things you can measure that you can live by every day that you can say, ‘Right now, in this time of transition, I know who I’m going to be going forward and I know I can define myself by these things.’

For us at Miami, No. 1 is integrity. Integrity. What if they say you don’t have integrity. What do you have? Nothing. You have nothing. What’s the first word that pops in your mind when you talk about integrity? It’s usually what, honesty? Truth. Telling the truth. That’s all a part of it. But there’s more to it than that.

And this is especially true for your age — integrity is being truthful to yourself. You guys are growing up with things we in the back of the room never grew up with. You live a life based off of numbers. The numbers of likes, the numbers of retweets, the number of followers, the number of “friends.”

You live in a world that encourages you to be defined by the definitions of others. One of the great speakers who came up here tonight actually had a quote on that and how foolish that is. Be truthful to yourself. It’s important that we are who we say we are and we do what we say we’re going to do.

For us, at UM, the worst thing we can ever be called is a fraud. That’s the dirtiest word someone can ever call you. A fraud. We all run our own race. But you have to win your race and the biggest way you lose respect is when someone finds out you’re really trying to run someone else’s race.

Run your own race, win your own race, that’s integrity…We want to be men of great integrity. Second, we want to be men of great toughness. It’s very important that we have toughness. With football, the first thing everyone thinks about is physical toughness. And there’s no doubt that’s a part of it.

But much, much more important is mental toughness. How resilient are you? Do you persevere when things get difficult? Those are traits right now in very, very short supply. That’s why you need the great coaches in the back of the room. At some point, they’ve pushed you. … That’s called being resilient.

Resilience is a muscle. It has to be worked out like any other muscle in a gym. You have resilience, that’s why you’re sitting here today. Don’t stop exercising that muscle. It will give you a competitive advantage in the world, I promise you that.

So, we want to be men of integrity, we want to have great toughness and we have to have great passion. Nothing great in life has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm. We at the University of Miami should play football with passion. We live in a passionate city.

People spend their hard-earned money to come down and vacation here. Why? They want to listen to our music. They want to dance in our clubs. They want to go to the beach. They want to breathe in our culture.

Our culture, our community is one of passion. It only stands to reason that the Miami Hurricanes should play with passion. The people here, we want to see our team play with passion. That’s no different beyond the sport of football.”

Diaz’s final two pillars were competitive excellence and passion. Richt and the Miami football team were often criticized for lacking passion last season. Those that know Richt privately say he is inwardly competitive. Former Atlanta talk show host John Michaels who covered Richt when he was at Georgia frequently criticized Richt’s stoicism.

Diaz has reset how the Miami football program will be conducted during his tenure. He and Richt worked together well but have very different personalities. Diaz is open and outgoing, while Richt is more conservative and reserved. Both expect integrity from their players.

When rising junior wide receiver Jeff Thomas wasn’t living up to unspecified expectations last season he wound up not playing in the last two games of the 2018 Miami football season. Diaz has welcomed Thomas back but he will be expected to be a key contributed on and off the field in 2019.

NEXT: Manny Diaz wants toughness, fun and Miami players playing hard
Miami was resilient and mentally tough during the 2017, 10-3 season. The Hurricanes had several comebacks and close victories that other teams might have lost. Being mentally tough in a close game is essential. It’s often the difference between winning and losing. Miami’s four 2018 regular season losses were by a total of 30 points.

solarcane

Windy, the Rock digs your boy too

Dwayne Johnson
@TheRock
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Thanks for rockin’ my #94
@LouHedleyy
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Look forward to that workout one day. In the meantime, welcome to the U, keep disrupting and always be the hardest worker in the (MF’n) room.
#TheU #94

NativeCane

Canes hardballers playing the first of 3 game series against Noles.
No score, top of the 3rd.

NativeCane

No score top of the 5th.

Would love to see bitter Mike Martin lose his last series in Miami.

NativeCane

Alex Toral Grand Slams after Mike Martin trip to the mound, bottom of 5th, one out.
4 zip, Canes

NativeCane

Bases loaded again, Martin to the mound again.

NativeCane

Zamora with 2 run single.

6-0 Canes

NativeCane

Gill with RBI single

7-0

NativeCane

2 run double by Gates

9-0

NativeCane

Canes bring in bullpen catcher to bat in 10th run.

NativeCane

Evan Mckendry pitched 7 innings, 98 pitches, no runs. Mantilla in relief.

Terrance Sullivan

Great Work Native. Our Canes need to win this series badly.

NativeCane

11-0

NativeCane

Enjoying Dos Equis and a Canes win.

I don't always watch Miami and FSU Baseball but when I do... Canes Win... Canes Win!

NativeCane

They looked great tonight T, great bats, great gloves, great pitching!

NativeCane

FSU looked inept and I almost felt sorry for them.... No that's a lie I would never feel sorry for them if we beat that azz a million times in a row.

JCane

Nothing would give me greater pleasure than a combination of a Miami sweep and FSU not making the post season in baseball this year. Call me small, but I do not want to see miami's 44 year record streak be broken by FSU.

solarcane

Enjoying Dos Equis and a Canes win.

I don't always watch Miami and FSU Baseball but when I do... Canes Win... Canes Win!

Posted by: NativeCane | April 05, 2019

CLASSIC!
Stay thirsty my friend

86Cane

Look forward to that workout one day. In the meantime, welcome to the U, keep disrupting and always be the hardest worker in the (MF’n) room.
#TheU #94

Posted by: solarcane | April 05, 2019 at 06:47 PM

Video GOLD, that is what that will be.

#PureVideoGold

86Cane

I don't always watch Miami and FSU Baseball but when I do... Canes Win... Canes Win!

Posted by: NativeCane | April 05, 2019 at 09:59 PM

LOVE THIS!

Time to eat a big steak?

86Cane

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