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June 27, 2019

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86Cane

I will remain skeptical and slightly miserable until further notice.

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

solarcane

soup,
I didn't even realize we play Louisville till a little while ago.
I respect the guys that analyze every possible game scenario that can happen over the next 5 seasons, but we only play one game at a time and anything can happen from week to week.

Sully is on the money about just concentrating on what we are doing right now with who we have right now.

86Cane

REMEMBER IN 2018 WE LOST TO:

VIRGINIA
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA.
L, 13-16

BOSTON COLLEGE
CHESTNUT HILL, MASS.
L, 14-27

DUKE
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. HARD ROCK STADIUM
L, 12-20

GEORGIA TECH
ATLANTA, GA.
L, 21-27

MAN, THAT SUCKS!

86Cane

KYCane...I copied what TonyCane had posted without actually checking the schedule. I see it is Bethune Cookman not Boston College. But I will tell you this:

IF we played Boston College we would lose.

Hell we lost to Duke. YEAH Duke!

86Cane

Man soup you summed up the last 15 years perfectly right there.

Posted by: solarcane | July 03, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

solarcane

Of course Decomittment U will raise his head 3 or 4 more times before the first signing date.

Posted by: Herbieibis | July 04, 2019 at 06:21

Herb I am with you. I think J Williams
and a handful of other bench warmers
will be playing somewhere else in a minute

HillviewCane

That really sucks for Norton. Life is fragile

Herbieibis

I think Manny will bring in around 27. A few early enrollees. Of course Decomittment U will raise his head 3 or 4 more times before the first signing date. Getting a bunch of 3's here lately but I still don't see that IT linebacker, that we need to go with these tweaners we are bringing in.

solarcane

Texas A&M playing their best might beat Clemson this season.
Clemson might not even be the Aggies toughest game, they play Clemson,Alabama,Georgia and LSU.

We in the meantime play a bunch of teams St.Thomas could probably hang with for a quarter or so.

BigWindyCane

The Canes have 21 commits for 2020 so far. Spots are filling up. The Canes had 18 commits in 2019, and basically have had 18-24 commits from 2015-2019.

Not sure how many the Canes plan to take in this 2020 class, but there appears to be only a few spots left to fill.

BigWindyCane

Canes just picked up three-star ILB Tirek Austin-Cave, from Camden, NJ. At 6’2”, it appears that he has good height and athleticism at the LB position. It appears that this staff is generally recruiting the players for the 2020 with potential to develop, regardless of the star rankings. I think that is a great way to build your team as long as these recruits are are truly the ones that the coaches have identified for their systems

UMike

Wow, paramedics had to amputate his arm at the scene. Very sad.

BigWindyCane

Praying for Kendrick Norton. Life isn’t just about football. Hopefully, he will come back strong, finish his college degree and find a successful career, now that his playing days are likely over

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: KYcane | July 04, 2019 at 08:48 AM"

You caught him phoning it in, even more than normal in the post-fatso-slurping era. I award you the no-prize!

Going to be tough for Virginia to be the toughest team on the football team schedule when the opener is next up and there's felonious sexual-assault university's program from the other division and the chokies in UM's division to play but why let a poor evaluation of talent get in the way of a thrilling narrative of revenge no matter how impotent it is? Right?

Terrance Sullivan

Prayers for Kendrick Norton.

Terrance Sullivan

KYCane apparently BC will beat out Clemson in the ACC Atlantic Division and we will play BC in ACC Championship Game?

Go Canes!!

Kendrick Norton seriously injured in a car wreck last night.

Prayers for that young man.

KYcane

Which game is Boston College

solarcane

have once again revised my 2019 predictions (see above) to include ONE ACC loss as Herbie predicted. It will be to Boston College 17-34.

Posted by: 86Cane | July 03, 2019 at 09:59 AM

Huh?

Posted by: KYcane | July 03, 2019 at 09:00 PM

If Boston College beats us AJ Dillon will win the Heisman. We stop Dillon we win going away.

KYcane

I have once again revised my 2019 predictions (see above) to include ONE ACC loss as Herbie predicted. It will be to Boston College 17-34.

Posted by: 86Cane | July 03, 2019 at 09:59 AM

Huh?

solarcane

VEGAS game win predictions as of today

Boston College — 6.5
Clemson — 11.5
Duke — 5.5
Florida — 9
Florida State — 7
Georgia Tech — 4
Louisville — 3.5
Miami — 8.5
North Carolina — 5
NC State — 7.5
Pittsburgh — 5.5
Syracuse — 7.5
Virginia —7.5
Virginia Tech — 8
Wake Forest — 5.5

With the highest O/U number yet again, the Miami Hurricanes enter the 2019 as the clear (but not overwhelming) favorites in the Coastal division. Now, it’s up to the coaches and players to meet, and exceed this number, and get back to the ACC Championship game for the 2nd time in 3 seasons.

Harry Miller

Sorry, I don't know where that last line came from.

Harry Miller

The Gator game is going to tell us a lot about the coming season just like the Horrible Texas game.
If we come out and play like we did in Texas we will have a mediocre season with a slight chance of winning our division then getting stomped by Clemson.

If we come out and beat The Gators showing substantial improvement on offence then we have a good chance of going undefeated in our division. That's if we can have good luck with injuries.

I am saying this because we will get better on offence every game. This will give the defense
a rest thus making them even better.

If this happens when we play Clemson we will be able to give them a battle for the Win.

I know that's a lot of if's but that's all we got right now. I am running out of time here, I'll be 77 on September 30th they got to start getting it together.
I am saying this because

Sarasota 'cane

UM will not be "Elite" until they recruit some depth.

Go 'canes!!

VA Cane

I think we can go 12-0.....but we get drilled by Clemson for sure. I am ever the optimist....but we are not even close. We get by some games on talent....the tough ones some skill some coaching and some luck. Our problems are ever present....no O line no QB since Dorsey era....line never has been good nor QB.....we might have had a 2000 yard rusher if we ever had a O line!!
We should be good this year.....but not elite...but you start somewhere.....wont it be great when we can really be back...you are back when you win the NC!


Terrance Sullivan

My Expectations for the Season: 12-2 Final Ranking #8 Wins ACC Coastal, Beat Arch Rivals FSU, VT, UF.
Miami Vs Florida(Orlando) Win 28-27
Miami vs @UNC Win 38-17
BCU vs @Miami Win 66-7
CMU vs @Miami Win 52-10
VT vs @Miami Win 28-24
UVA vs @Miami Win 31-27
GT vs @Miami Win 38-21
Miami vs @Pitt Win 21-17
Miami vs @FSU Win 28-17
Louisville vs @Miami Win 42-17
Miami vs @FIU Win 59-9
Miami vs @Duke Win 38-17
Miami vs Clemson(ACC Championship Charlotte) Loss 38-14
Miami vs LSU(Capital One Orange Bowl Miami) Loss 28-27.

solarcane

skeptical and slightly miserable until further notice.

#BeatTheGators

Posted by: 86Cane | July 03, 2019 at 08:26 AM

Man soup you summed up the last 15 years perfectly right there.

solarcane

We gonna beat Clemson?

Posted by: solarcane | July 02, 2019 at 11:57 PM

No, U misread it.

I saw the W you typed next to the Clemson game and assumed that meant win, I see you have corrected the typo
to a more realistic result, but anything could happen to Clemson, its a long season and players get hurt.
But yea they are going to throttle us.

Terrance Sullivan

Soupster with the Stephen Morris to Phillip Dorsett Game Winning TD Bomb at the Rock to beat NC State in the last 10 Seconds of the Game! Top Notch Top Notch!

86Cane

I have once again revised my 2019 predictions (see above) to include ONE ACC loss as Herbie predicted. It will be to Boston College 17-34.

So we will have ONE regular season loss and lose to Clemson in the ACC final game.

That is all.

BigWindyCane1

Canes abou to flip the top tackle in Dade:

Adams: Heard some good news from a strong source close to the recruitment that makes me confident enough to put in a UM pick for Walker. Walker decommitted from South Carolina tonight at the Opening.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 02, 2019 at 11:26 PM

If the Canes pick up Walker, that would be huge. This might be the best OL class in years, and these guys are legitimate future NFL prospects.

The U is well represented at the Opening, and if the Canes can get Williams from Orange Park Oakleaf too, then the momentum for this class will start to build before the Canes have played one game.

Of course, once the season starts, the Canes will have to win games, especially the games that they should win. If TonyCane or 86 is right about a 12-0, 11-1 or a 12-2 season, the Canes will have so many recruits banging at the door, they will have to turn away many of the 4-5 star players they are recruiting now because there will not be enough room to keep them all.

Herbieibis

Sounds about right Soup but we are beating Florida 24-20. We will manage to lose one ACC game, it's inevitable and get dusted in the ACC ship game by Clemson. 2022, if Manuel can keep consistent in the recruiting department, we should be one of the the 6 to 8 teams.

86Cane

We gonna beat Clemson?

Posted by: solarcane | July 02, 2019 at 11:57 PM

No, U misread it.

That score has us LOSING to Clemson 17-34 in the ACC title game. We are stil 2-3 years away from beating Clemson, Bama, OSU or other top 5 teams.

IF things go as planned I see us in the 10-15 range in 2019, 5-10 range in 2020 and top 5 range in 2021. And IF that happens then I will be perfectly happy once again. For now I choose to remain skeptical and slightly miserable until further notice.

#BeatTheGators

solarcane

Another great grab

https://twitter.com/i/status/1146262254272299008

solarcane

/07 (W) 17-34 Clemson (ACC Title Game)

Posted by: 86Cane | July 02, 2019 at 10:02

We gonna beat Clemson?
or was that a typo?
Then yea I say it's fo sho TNM

Go Canes!!

https://247sports.com/Player/Issiah-Walker-Jr-46041758/

Go Canes!!

Canes abou to flip the top tackle in Dade:

Adams: Heard some good news from a strong source close to the recruitment that makes me confident enough to put in a UM pick for Walker. Walker decommitted from South Carolina tonight at the Opening.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | July 02, 2019 at 10:27 PM

Now I agree 100%

86Cane

I'd have gone 51-10 in the FIU game.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 02, 2019 at 10:11 PM

Point taken, correction made.

Terrance Sullivan

86 I can dig it.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: 86Cane | July 02, 2019 at 10:02 PM

I'd have gone 51-10 in the FIU game.

86Cane

Here's my realistic prediction:

08/24 (W) 34-17 Florida
09/07 (W) 34-10 North Carolina
09/14 (L) 17-34 Boston College
09/21 (W) 51-10 Central Michigan
10/05 (W) 34-17 Virginia Tech
10/11 (W) 34-17 Virginia
10/19 (W) 34-17 Georgia Tech
10/26 (W) 34-10 Pittsburgh
11/02 (W) 34-17 Florida State
11/09 (W) 34-10 Louisville
11/23 (W) 51-10 FIU
11/30 (W) 34-17 Duke
12/07 (L) 17-34 Clemson (ACC Title Game)

86Cane

Chaney...What???

Posted by: solarcane | July 02, 2019 at 04:40 PM

Hester-Like?

86Cane

F'te Turds!
GO CANES!!!

That is all

Posted by: Keoki | July 02, 2019 at 01:25 PM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

I'm feeling TNM as far as the coaching staff goes.

Posted by: solarcane | July 01, 2019 at 09:47 PM

Granted. Now about the games, can we win those?

TonyCane


Can’t wait for the wild Canes football season to begin. I always worry, justifiably, that our balloon will be busted once again. Like last year. And, we play Florida right out of the gate. Wait every year, time and time again and poof, same old song.
Still up here in Michigan. Beautiful weather, but have to head down south soon to get my new place organized, furnished, etc. Stupid to do all this in the summer heat, but time is fleeting. At least I am looking forward to the CANES

Posted by: MLAlumni1970 | July 02, 2019 at 05:42 PM

Here's my optimistic prediction:

08/24 (W) 24-23 Florida
09/07 (W) 41-20 North Carolina
09/14 (W) 45-17 Boston College
09/21 (W) 58-21 Central Michigan
10/05 (W) 34-07 Virginia Tech
10/11 (W) 41-13 Virginia
10/19 (W) 56-10 Georgia Tech
10/26 (W) 28-21 Pittsburgh
11/02 (W) 24-19 Florida State
11/09 (W) 63-07 Louisville
11/23 (W) 34-24 FIU
11/30 (W) 45-10 Duke
12/07 (W) 38-37 Clemson (ACC Title Game)

And that's the regular season

TonyCane

Question on Asa Martin - what if he enters the transfer portal but goes unsigned? Does he forgo his scholarship?

Elliott

Canes fans. Need help with something...

I plan on coming to the Miami vs FSU game on Nov 2nd. Where is the best place to get tickets from. I may need a hotel room as well. I’m only about 4 hrs from Tally I am in Savannah, GA. Any advice would be great! Also I would love to meet some of U guys at the tailgate. Please keep me included as we get closer to the game. Thanks again.

solarcane

https://mobile.twitter.com/_jcamp74/status/1144270189153935360/photo/1

Lifters at different positions change each week except Blades..dedicated

MLAlumni1970

Can’t wait for the wild Canes football season to begin. I always worry, justifiably, that our balloon will be busted once again. Like last year. And, we play Florida right out of the gate. Wait every year, time and time again and poof, same old song.
Still up here in Michigan. Beautiful weather, but have to head down south soon to get my new place organized, furnished, etc. Stupid to do all this in the summer heat, but time is fleeting. At least I am looking forward to the CANES

Sarasota 'cane

USA! USA! USA!

Great game!!

solarcane

Van Dyke to Chaney for the score and Go Canes goes nuts!

solarcane

Chaney
What???...

Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) Tweeted:
Miami RB commit Don Chaney with one of the plays of the day so far at @TheOpening Finals. https://t.co/L3uyPSi2cB https://twitter.com/Andrew_Ivins/status/1146100084960108545?s=17

Terrance Sullivan

Preach!

Posted by: CGNC | July 02, 2019 at 02:06 PM

CGNC How are you doing my Friend. Looking forward to seeing you all this Season. We got to take care of business and get last year sour taste out of our mouth and sour memory outta our minds.

Terrance Sullivan

Very doable even if we split the UF/FSU games. If UM beats both state rivals then Miami could run the table!!

Get on the Bus!!!!

Go 'canes!!!!!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | July 02, 2019 at 02:08 PM
Very Doable.

Terrance Sullivan

October will determine our season with Arch Rival VT coming to the Rock on October 5th, then UVA Coming to The Rock on Friday October the 11th, then GT coming to the Rock on October 19th. Then We Are At Pittsburgh on October 26th. That 4 Game Stretch will Determine our Season 4 ACC Coastal Games. If we go 4-0 in that stretch we win the Coastal and win 10 Games easily.

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 02, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Very doable even if we split the UF/FSU games. If UM beats both state rivals then Miami could run the table!!

Get on the Bus!!!!

Go 'canes!!!!!

CGNC

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 02, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Preach!

Sarasota 'cane

I have my villain for the Florida game...SEC honk Paul Finebaum.

He isn't impressed with the ACC 2019 schedule so here's to making him cry about the turnover chain again on opening day!!

FTG's!!!!!

Go 'canes!!

Keoki

Less than 2 moths to go!

F'te Turds!
GO CANES!!!

That is all

Terrance Sullivan

Win 10 games and ACC Coastal and Hopefully Capital One Orange Bowl Game and Go at least 11-3 with a Top 10 Ranking and i am Good. I don't give a flying Fug how we get to that number.

raizecane

We have to beat Florida, no ifs ands and buts. They ain't that good!

Posted by: herbieibis | July 02, 2019 at 12:03 PM

********************************

They finished strong and have a good defense. I happen to think they will be pretty good.

herbieibis

Talent wise Flo and FSU are close to equal. On the field of play half a football field apart.

We have to beat Florida, no ifs ands and buts. They ain't that good!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | July 01, 2019 at 09:47 PM


100%

Terrance Sullivan

Sarasota U welcome Brotha. Glad U love it. Go Canes!

86Cane

Wasn't that the game Homer had a 30 yd head start on the defensive back and got run down?

Posted by: solarcane | July 01, 2019 at 10:09 PM

No, Homer scored.

That was me that got caught from 30 yards back.


solarcane

think Virginia will be the best team we'll play.
Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | July 01, 2019 at 08:59 PM

I think we should have blasted Virginia last year.

Wasn't that the game Homer had a 30 yd head start on the defensive back and got run down?
I remember a bunch of field goals and thinking we were gonna pull that game out.... I forgot about our Qb and play calling I guess.


solarcane

Go,
I think Manny mentioned he could see some of the current roster are just posturing. I think the deal with the group leaders being responsible for the guys under them getting their stuff together will weed out the dead wood.
It seems like guys like Mike Irvin 2.0
are getting the message.
I'm feeling TNM as far as the coaching staff goes.

86Cane

No excuses.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 01, 2019 at 12:38

Duly noted Sir.

#CantWait

86Cane

The only way CMD is going to consistently win these recruiting battles with the major programs is to win games . . .

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | July 01, 2019 at 09:26 AM

. . . but the only way CMD is going to consistently win games with the major programs is to win these recruiting battles.

Posted by: nemo2002 | July 01, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Ah-ha! Le old Catch22?

solarcane

Sota,
Good info, I have never been there but I will check it out for sure.

thirstybuzzardcane

UF will be the best team we play.

No excuses.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 01, 2019 at 12:38 PM

I think Virginia will be the best team we'll play. UF is trash IMO.....their offense is garbage. Their defense will be the strength and they are just average.

BigWindyCane

Lonnie Walker playing summer league right now, and based on what I see, it appears that Walker is ready to take that next step

Go Canes!!

Posted by: herbieibis | July 01, 2019 at 07:56 PM

Been saying the same thing Herb. Get the best 25 players you can find in the country that want to be Canes. If they are local kids, that awesome. If not so be it.

At some point it feels like our program lost sight of what this brand represents nationally. We allowed ourselves to be jerked around by too many S. Fla kids looking to bigger, better deal us the first chance they got.

No more of that. They need to understand if they want to play games like Bogle and the rest, there may not be a spot for them later. Think the kid that just "decommitted" after starting to sniff around other programs just learned that.

Couldn't be happier with the direction Manny has this thing going.

Have a pretty strong feeling we're going to see this same focus and decision making transate to the field as well.

Can't wait!

Sarasota 'cane

Solar do you ever go to the game watch parties at Mazzy's on Jimmy Carter Blvd near Norcross? That's a fun group if the canes are winning! One of the guys has an air raid horn that he winds up after touchdowns, and there's another guy who does the "Sebastian, Canes chant".

If the canes are losing it's like a blog bitch session and the crowd thins out or never even bothers to show up.

solarcane

More Romello


https://twitter.com/height_romello/status/1145822993924460544?s=20

herbieibis

Love The Height. Big get from Georgia. Said this earlier, let the So. Flo kids play them games. Talent is talent, no matter where it's from But in order to play with the Big boys, we have to win on the field, we have to protect the back yard and we need to bring in anywhere from 14 to 16 4 star players a year to get to up into the top 10 and be able to stay in that neighborhood, that and a reliable QB.

solarcane

http://www.hudl.com/v/2896Js

solarcane

The Romello kid from Georgia that committed today can tackle, he was on TV here a couple times last year

Sarasota 'cane

Thanks for the shirt Terrance! Love it!

Go 'canes!

Sarasota 'cane

Can UM beat Clemson this year? Maybe...

Will UM beat Clemson if they meet in the ACCCG? Not likely!

10 wins and a spot in the ACCCG would be a phenomenal season for Manny in his 1st year as HC. And it's doable.

Go 'canes!

nemo2002

Posted by: nemo2002 | July 01, 2019 at 10:01 AM

We don't need a roster full of 5 Stars to beat this year’s schedule.

We have more talent than anyone we’ll play in the Coastal by a ridiculous margin. We just beat FSU back to back years with our QBs completing about 40% of their passes.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 01, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Okay! Then, how well will we do when pitted against the ACC recruiting champ Clemson?

BigWindyCane1

Sarasota, Go and CGNC,

I agree 100%. The Canes have higher ranked recruiting classes than any of its opponents on the current schedule. Maybe UF and FSU are close, but no other opponent is in the same ball park.

The Canes schedule this season is favorable. Only one higher ranked opponent, and Virginia Tech, and Virginia at home. If the Canes finally play up to their expectations and their recruiting class rankings, the Canes should have 10+ wins, the Coastal Championship and a Top 25 ranking this season. I know it is a lot of pressure to put on a first year Coach Manny Diaz, but these are the facts.

CGNC

BigWindy - I agree. Winning cures everything.

Terrance Sullivan

Yes Sir Sarasota!

Sarasota 'cane

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | July 01, 2019 at 12:22 PM

I really like it. I don't watch much regular TV and the sports on Vue are a huge improvement over the Spectrum streaming service that I had.

So now I have Vue, Netflix, Prime Video, and a family password for HBO and Showtime. I'm all set!!

Let's kick this byotch!!!!

Go 'canes!!

Sarasota 'cane

No excuses.

Posted by: Go Canes!! | July 01, 2019 at 12:38 PM

Oh yeah!!

Go 'canes!!

Go Canes!!

Posted by: nemo2002 | July 01, 2019 at 10:01 AM

We don't need a roster full of 5 Stars to beat this year’s schedule.

We have more talent than anyone we’ll play in the Coastal by a ridiculous margin. We just beat FSU back to back years with our QBs completing about 40% of their passes.

UF will be the best team we play.

No excuses.

Go Canes!!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | July 01, 2019 at 09:26 AM

Nailed it sir, as usual.

Terrance Sullivan

SaraSota Fire Up The Antenna to get all local channels and PBS etc. In The Tampa Bay Market you will probably get around 60-80 Channels over the Air. Heck I get 40 Channels over the Air here in The Montgomery Market which is much much smaller than the Tampa Bay Market.

Sarasota 'cane

Also no PBS on Playstation vue, but you can watch that channel on their app for free on your streaming device.

Sarasota 'cane

One issue with Playstation vue is they do not have a contract with Viacom so you do not have A&E, Comedy Central, MTV, etc. Saw some forums that they will be coming, but there is no ETA.

Also the local stations decide whether to allow Vue to broadcast their programming, and as such NBC in the Tampa Bay area is not available (Because of Comcast). Now all the NBC cable channels are available so I do not think you will miss any football games as NBCSports is available. You can watch college football and Sunday Night NFL football on that channel, but if you watch TV shows on NBC Network you will need an antenna, if the signal is available.

With that said this is a great sports streaming service for football. You get all the sports channels to include All the ESPN channels, FS1 and FS2, CBSSports, NBCSports, Big 10, SEC, and the new ACC network. And in Florida you get both FoxSports regional channels. There are also 2 MLB channels, and an NBA channel.

Go 'canes!!

solarcane

Windy,
good post

nemo2002

The only way CMD is going to consistently win these recruiting battles with the major programs is to win games . . .

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | July 01, 2019 at 09:26 AM

. . . but the only way CMD is going to consistently win games with the major programs is to win these recruiting battles.


BigWindyCane1

Redding comes aboard DE Analea leaves. Continues a trend for us. Never seen a team have so many kids decomits year after leave.
Posted by: Herbieibis | June 30, 2019 at 09:31 PM

I have a theory about this decommitment, which I will share here.

First, Analea changed schools at least three times in the last year. I noticed that a couple of high-profile recruits from Carol City have done this over the last couple of years. This changing schools could be a red flag, even if his transferring is unrelated to academics.

Second, in the case of Analea, I am not sure if he dropped the Canes or the Canes dropped him. I also see new DE commits (Quentin Williams from NC) and targets (Chantz Williams, a top 100 recruit from Orange Park, FL) coming in this class, so it appears that the Canes are not missing a beat to say the least.

Third, South Florida is generally loaded every year with 4-5 star recruits, and the NFL ranks are loaded with players who played high school in South Florida. The numbers speak for themselves.

College coaches at major programs see these trends, and successful programs send their coaches down to recruit year-round. The major programs really start pressuring the local recruits they want at the end of the junior season and beginning of the senior season. Many of these competing programs have been more successful on the field recently than the Canes.

IMO, many of the highly talented local South Florida recruits commit to the Canes early because the Canes might be the first major program to offer them. The Canes enjoy the early advantage of location and proximity to these recruits, but when the other major programs like Alabama, Georgia, OSU and the like start recruiting them, it is tough to keep them in the fold when the Canes finished 7-6 last season, and the highest drafted player in 2019 was the fourth round. I say this because most of the decommits over the last few years have been local.

Fourth, I don't think the local coaches, influencers, parents and programs are interested in steering players to play for Miami. I think there may be many reasons for this, but I noticed that other major programs have gained a foothold, and the local coaches seem to welcome the attention.

That said, CMD is doing a great job with #TNM, and his staff is recruiting well. Right now, CMD has 14 of his 18 commits from Florida, although not all from South Florida. In addition, CMD has shown that he is willing to go to NC, Georgia or Texas to find high-quality players when the local recruits are balking.

The only way CMD is going to consistently win these recruiting battles with the major programs is to win games on the field this season and put players in the NFL. If the Canes are successful on the field, they will get almost any recruit they want.

With this 2019 schedule, the Canes really should be 11-2 or 10-3, at worst this season. Anything less, and we will see defections of local commits again before NSD.

Herbieibis

Redding comes aboard DE Analea leaves. Continues a trend for us. Never seen a team have so many kids decomits year after leave.

86Cane

Del Castillo Adds Two Freshman All-America Honors
Jun 28, 2019

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes' rookie Adrian Del Castillo picked up a pair of Freshman All-America honors on Friday, appearing on the Baseball America 2019 College Baseball Freshman All-American Team and the D1 Baseball Freshman All-America Team.

Selected as the first team designated hitter by both publications, the versatile Del Castillo's impressive offensive numbers helped him distinguish himself as one of the top freshmen in the country. The complete 2019 Baseball America Freshman All-America Team can be found HERE, while D1 Baseball's Freshman All-America Team can be found HERE.

His selection by Baseball America and D1 Baseball give Del Castillo four Freshman All-America distinctions. He also was named a Perfect Game Freshman All-American and was joined by right-handed pitcher Slade Cecconi on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-America Team. Del Castillo was also named ABCA All-Region, adding to the bevy of honors collected following an excellent freshman campaign.

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Five members of the University of Miami women's tennis team earned All-ACC Academic Team distinction, as announced Friday afternoon by the conference office.

Headlining the group is Estela Perez-Somarriba, who received ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition. She is joined on the list by Daevenia Achong, Ana Madcur, Lucia Marzal and Daniella Roldan, as Miami had the second-most honorees of any school.
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"Estela is as successful off the court as she is on," Miami head coach Paige Yaroshuk-Tews said. "She truly embodies what it means to be a committed student-athlete at the highest level."

Perez-Somarriba is the fourth Miami player to earn the league's top scholar-athlete plaudit, joining Stephanie Wagner (2015), Bianca Eichkorn (2010, 2011) and current associate head coach Laura Vallverdu (2009).

A Hurricane has claimed the award in five of the 12 years it has been presented, three more than any other program. Perez-Somarriba is the fourth player to win ACC Player of the Year and ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in the same season, joining North Carolina's Hayley Carter (2016, 2017), Eichkorn (2011) and Georgia Tech's Kristi Miller (2008).

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Here is a secret on WR patterns:

1. U never just try to run AWAY from the defender.

2. You try to run AT them, get them "wrong-footed" and then break and accelerate away from them.

Write it down, take a look around...

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