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July 18, 2019

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Terrance Sullivan

Outstanding. Great times. 37 days until Showtime.

raizecane

Dang it TSully......

CGNC

Dos. Great memories in that artcle

raizecane

Didn't the Canes beat the Florida Gators off the field as well? I remember a scrap on Bourbon street taking place.

86Cane

Tom
it is with heavy heart I tell U I lost my wife of 58 years. Jean passed in Hospice care July 3 in Fish Hospice care. Love to all canespacers and Go canes
Fran in Debary

Posted by: Fran worst | July 18, 2019 at 01:51 PM

Fran...ALL of us here at Canespace mourn your loss. You and Jean were some of the first and best people from the blog that I ever met and attending UM events with.

May Jean rest in peace and may you find peace in your heart with her passing. God bless you.

Sarasota 'cane

Sorry for your loss Fran.

Terrance Sullivan

Sorry for your loss Fran!

Go Canes!!

Very sorry for your loss Fran. What an incredible journey the two of you shared.

herbieibis

May God be with U and your family>

solarcane

Fran,
So sorry to hear this sad news.
58 years with your high school sweetheart is a true blessing though.
Peace be with you in these difficult days.

HawaiiCane

Fran, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Miami football has always been referred to as a "brotherhood" and our fanbase is no different! We got you Fran... the whole U and Canespace are your support!

VA Cane

Fran
sorry to hear of your loss. I am sure your wife was a wonderful person and spouse. May The Almighty grant you and your peace and serenity now and always. VAC

BigWindyCane

Fran, I am sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family at this time of bereavement

KYcane

Fran

Many condolences for your loss. Words are truly deficient in this times. May your faith keep you strong.🙏🏻

solarcane

CMD

“... If you don’t want to be for the University of Miami, go somewhere else. This is UM. This is Miami. We don’t have to beg anyone to be a Miami Hurricane. And that’s in recruiting and that’s in anything else.

“We have to start to create value to what it means to play for the Miami Hurricanes. Because right now in my mind that has been devalued. ... I want to find some guys that are all for the U. Guess why? Because that’s how Miami won in the past. And I don’t care what guys are ranked in recruiting. I don’t care what guys have done on our team. We’re going to win with guys that love the University of Miami. That has been proven over and over and over again.’’

VA Cane

Solar that,s pretty much gospel. Those words from 1983 to 2003 was made us UM. Get that back again and you are relevant. Not easy to get there, easy to fall and hard to get back. For the faithful we will get back there!

raizecane

Fran,

I had the privileged of meeting you and your wife and so I am sending you thoughts and prayers. Very sorry to hear of your loss....

solarcane

KJ Osborn, the senior wideout was named to the Fred Biletnikoff Award (Best WR in the Nation) watch list on Thursday

solarcane

Shaq media day

(Man I am digging Coach Feeley)


UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Miami LB Shaq Quarterman: ‘I’ve seen guys turn into real monsters

Can the Canes win the Coastal? Linebacker Shaq Quarterman says unequivocally “Yes.” BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Miami Hurricanes linebacker Shaq Quarterman is a believer.

That’s a big part of the reason he came back for his senior year.

He wanted to play for his former defensive coordinator and new head coach Manny Diaz, he loves his teammates and he believes together they have a chance to win the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference — despite the Hurricanes finishing 7-6 and 4-4 in the Coastal last season after winning their division in 2017 and ultimately being blasted by now national champion Clemson in the ACC title game.

“I’m sure,’’ Quarterman said Thursday at the ACC Football Kickoff, when asked if the Canes can win the Coastal. “If I look at my players, my teammates, we understand that last year could have been a whole lot different...”

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Quarterman, who said he’s now 6-2 and 238 pounds with 11 percent body fat, will be flanked by standout fellow seniors Mike Pinckney and Zach McCloud. Last season an All-ACC first-team star, Quarterman started all 13 games and ranked second for the Canes with 82 tackles. He had 14 tackles for loss, six sacks, an interception, two pass breakups, six quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.


“First and foremost, it’s awesome for us to be able to start together,’’ Quarterman said. “It rarely happens, especially for us to grow as close as we have from day one, being thrown in that fire with the trust of my coach over there. It’s just been really great.

“Throughout every year we’ve continued to grow closer as brothers. To be able to finish off my senior year with them, it’s a testament to our brotherhood. I wouldn’t want to do it without them.”


When asked if he had a message for fans, Quarterman said he did.

“I would tell them to show up and show out. We need them. I need all the fans. They really drive us, whether they know it or not. Every disappointment they feel, we feel it too. And I just want them to understand that.

“[There] was a time where it seemed like they didn’t think we wanted to win and that hurt me to my core. It’s for the fans, you know. They pay so much money, season ticket holders and stuff like that. It’s for the fans. We work hard to win. But it’s for the city.


“We’re not as far off as people would like to believe. But, that’s fine... We just put our heads down and I believe we put in the work this off-season. We have a new strength staff who has blessed us tremendously. I’ve seen guys turn into real monsters in just a short period of time. I’m almost jealous that I won’t have another year. Then you have Diaz, who’s done everything in his power to put the right coaches in position for us to excel even more. With the defense we have coming off of last year, I’m just excited.”

Quarterman also conceded that he felt like he would be chosen higher in the NFL Draft if he returned in 2019.

“Talking with Coach Diaz,’’ he said, “even Coach [Mark] Richt at that time, it came down to what I honestly felt I was worth. A lot of guys come out their junior year. It’s becoming more of a fashion to do that. But I don’t think they understand the long-term results of what that does.

“A lot of guys, two out of three juniors that come out, don’t get drafted. The one that does, who’s to say he goes in the first round? So I didn’t see the reason in leaving a year early, and leaving so much on the table.

“The fact that I get to graduate this year, the fact that I get to do it with my guys that I came in with — I have my once defensive coordinator [as] my head coach— it’s almost like the stars have aligned for me. I think that’s a tremendous blessing.

solarcane

More Manny Media

Manny Diaz on who ‘can’t live without’ being the Miami QB — and ‘puffy-eyed’ players
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
JULY 18, 2019 09:34 AM

Yes, there will be a little something (or not so little something, knowing University of Miami football coach Manny Diaz) for the offense when it scores touchdowns in 2019. (Keep reading for that info.)

No, we still don’t know who the starting quarterback is, but we got an update from the coach.

Fall camp begins a week from Friday and Diaz had his first interview at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff early Thursday before he was to officially meet the media later Thursday — and it was on the radio with 560 WQAM host Joe Rose and “voice of the Hurricanes” Joe Zagacki.

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Here’s some of what Diaz touched on Thursday in that 16 1/2-minute radio interview:

▪ On the quarterback competition between N’Kosi Perry, Jarren Williams and Tate Martell: Rose asked, “How do you get three guys in a wide-open competition going into summer camp enough snaps to clearly find out who’s your quarterback for the [Aug. 24] opener against Florida?”


Diaz: “We’re going to gear some things in the way we practice the first two weeks to make sure everybody gets enough at-bats.” For example, explained Diaz, there may be two seven-on-seven drills going on at one time or quarterbacks doing drills at the same time at different parts of the fields.

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“Everybody on the football field understands, coaches, players people who fill the water bottles, everybody understands that we have to find a quarterback in the first two weeks. The good news is we think all three guys came out of spring as a possible contender for the job. Now we really want to find out who made that extra push in the summertime. I’m hoping that will be obvious when we return.


“It’s going to be the guy that has to have the job. You have to be compelled to be the quarterback at the University of Miami. You can’t live without it. The guy that can’t live without being the quarterback will probably end up being our quarterback.”

▪ Are all the transfers on campus? Diaz: “Not yet. We’re still waiting on a couple of guys who are still clearing hurdles. ... They’ll be on the roster. [Safety] Bubba Bolden and [defensive lineman] Jaelan Phillips will not be on campus but that should be soon [after the others report a week from today]. Pretty sure the rest of the crew should be up and ready to go.’’

▪ Biggest concerns besides quarterback: “Got to get continuity in our offense line. We’ve got more than five that can go in and help us in a game.” Diaz said the Canes still have to figure out the “final five.’’

He also mentioned defensive backs in that category.

▪ Will there be a turnover chain for the offense, as Diaz has more than hinted at several times? “Those guys looked at me with these little puffy eyes like, ‘Coach, you’re our coach now, too.’... I’m not saying it’s going to be a chain, but here’s what I know. In 2016 we didn’t force enough turnovers, right? So, we’re like ‘Let’s get a chain.’


“Then in 2017 we led the nation in turnovers. It would be fun to lead the nation in touchdowns, right? That would be pretty cool. Hell, if we could finish second that would be cool. There may be something for the offense and then of course we’ll always have a different chain for the defense.

“You’ve gotta come to Orlando to find out.”

Also: Athletic director Blake James spoke on WQAM before Diaz and said there are currently no plans for a series with UCF, because if UM were to schedule one, the Canes would want a “two-for-one situation,’’ James said, meaning two games at UM and one at UCF. The Knights would rather have a series with one game at home and one game at UM

Go Canes!!

Posted by: solarcane | July 18, 2019 at 10:27 PM


THIS ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFULWORDS I'VE EVER READ IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

BigWindyCane1

I like everything I am reading about CMD.

The Canes defense looks really good in spring practice. The players are putting in the work, and they certainly look the part. I think the Canes' defensive line could be the best in the ACC. There might be 3-4 All ACC performers on the DL.

Shaq and Pinckney should also be All ACC, and I expect our striker, Romeo Finley, to make his mark.

I would not be surprised if the defense is actually better this season.

thirstybuzzardcane

Anyone else think we should redshirt McCleod? I know with that striker position he doesn't get the playing time like he wants. It would help us and better his chances to get drafted if he redshirted!

Terrance Sullivan

UMike and others who are participating in the Canes United Fam TailGate for the UNC Game in Chapel Hill on Saturday September 7th. The Updated Menu Will Be Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Shoulder, Apple Brined Legs and Thighs, Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Southern Style Creamy Cole Slaw, Grilled Vegatables Pasta Salad. Chef Andrew Said to look out he and his wife might add another Items as well to this impressive lineup. Now this aint for UMike but anyone else planning to consume some adult beverages. Lito will bring his Famous Ice Luge and Variety of Beers as well. It's Going Down in Chapel Hill on Saturday September the 7th Daddy Woooo!

roachcane77

Fran, SO sorry for your loss. Words cannot adequately express our sorrow for your losing your soulmate. Your CaneSpace family is pulling for you. Peace be with you in this time of loss.

roachcane77

I would not be surprised if the defense is actually better this season.
Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | July 19, 2019 at 03:04

I agree BigWindy... My biggest concern on D is replacing Willis in the middle, otherwise, we should be very athletic and disruptive.
I just hope our O starts to click. I’m happy with what I’m hearing about the coaching so far, but I t ALL starts with the O-line. (See Wisconsin.) Also, I’m not so sure I’m on board with an Offensive “chain.”

Let’s Go CANES!

solarcane

roach

Yea the more you mess with an original idea the more you dilute what made it unique. Today's kids thrive on social media gimmicks so I understand Manny's idea.
I couldn't picture Devin Hester needing a necklace to inspire him.

roachcane77

They should just forego the pre-game meal, and have some big ole turkey drumsticks BBQing and let them take a few big chomps when they score! That would get ME motivated! LOL

86Cane

I would say what would get me motivated to score but I would have to ban myself from the blog.

UM 34 - UF 13

solarcane

A blast from the past

Here is Jacory Harris and Kyle Wright
Discussing being Quarterback at Miami
I did this one years ago, little did I know how many shyty qbs were still on tap.

https://youtu.be/t_WCs54KtiE

BigWindyCane

Let’s Go CANES!

Posted by: roachcane77 | July 19, 2019 at 08:03 PM

I thought the Canes would miss Willis, too, but the new DTs like Ford, Miller and Silvera, are bigger and more athletic. No one is talking about Ford, but he could be All ACC. He may not have the same stats as Willis, but from a physical standpoint, Ford is much bigger than Willis and he looks like an NFL DT. Forget what these players are listed at, look at them standing on the field and make your own judgements.

With the addition of Trevon Hill and the maturity of Garvin, Patchan, Rousseau and Harvey, the Canes are also much bigger, athletic, experienced and deeper at DEs, and I am going out on a limb to predict that the Canes will have the best DL in the ACC. I know it’s hard to believe, but IMHO, the Canes DL will draw more double teams this year and free up the LBs and safeties to come up and make plays. Teams will hate facing the Canes DL this season for fear of being physically beaten up and embarrassed

BigWindyCane

Chantz Williams commits to the Canes! That Jacksonville pipeline continues! Huge!

BigWindyCane

With Chantz Williams on board, that’s 22 commits for the 2020 class. Spots are filling up.

KYcane

Terrance
I will call you later today

roachcane77

Teams will hate facing the Canes DL this season for fear of being physically beaten up and embarrassed
Posted by: BigWindyCane | July 20, 2019 at 11:57 AM

MAN, I LOVE the sound of THAT! Hopefully we can keep them all healthy, for a change.

Fran Worst

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post. Jean was looking for a real turn around this year, she was tired om my moping around. Go Canes.

Terrance Sullivan

KY Sounds great Brotha.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: solarcane | July 20, 2019 at 09:16 AM

A different decade, a different time. Same old sockpuppet GD show on the blob today as back then.

The more things change the more they stay the same, except for Harris' spot in the record books, that eventually got worse thanks to an even shittier quitter. But Ken Dorsey continually has them all still beat to this very day so it evens out!

"We want something for scoring touchdowns," whines the offense.

Try this thing on for sized called, "wins," morons, something the football team isn't accustomed to enough for a generation now to be asking for a participation prize in doing what you were recruited to do in the first place while getting your free ride with benefits. Collect enough in one season and you get this thing called a, "championship." What a concept!

solarcane

"We want something for scoring touchdowns," whines the offense.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | July 21, 2019 at 11:34 AM


How about dignity

herbieibis

Hey, The Herb says whatever U got to do motivate The OH, another chain, cabbage, Kale, Uh but that is illegal but U get the drift. Do your part and then Maybe a pot at the end of the rainbow.
Good pick-up in getting Williams. Still worried about The CB's, nothing really close to a high 3 star or better. I believe Tennison and Williams are safties, so Diaz and Da boyz need to get with digging behind some rocks to find some ballers.

86Cane

"We want something for scoring touchdowns," whines the offense.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | July 21, 2019 at 11:34 AM

How about dignity

Posted by: solarcane | July 21, 2019 at 02:44 PM

Better ask Bob Dylan?

solarcane

Better ask Bob Dylan?

Posted by: 86Cane | July 21, 2019 at 09:29 PM

So many roads, so much at stake
Too many dead ends, I'm at the edge of the lake
Sometimes I wonder what it's gonna take
To find dignity

CGNC

Fran, I am so very sorry to hear about Jean. Prayers sent your way.

solarcane

How accurate do you have to be with receivers like this?

👽51Savage (@FL0so) Tweeted:
Martell to Pope... noodles showing out this year https://t.co/yLIxH0EgCZ https://twitter.com/FL0so/status/1152367419127713795?s=17

solarcane

I dunno who was throwing to Pope but that was a nice grab

BigWindyCane

Looks like Matocha throwing that pass, the throw isn’t good and Pope’s catch shows great hands but was probably out of bounds

solarcane

This tells me Perry is not going to start

CMD

“I think he’s improving. I do. But I think he’s still learning. Quarterbacks don’t end up on lists (of players who get in trouble), and that’s just the way it should be.

Quarterbacks should not be high-maintenance guys off the field. If anything, they should be the opposite. They should be the most low-maintenance part of your football team.

Growing into what it means to be the quarterback at the University of Miami is what they’re all really learning to be, to be perfectly honest with you. I would say N’Kosi, like all of them, is better. But I would not say that he’s figured it all out and is straight A’s across the board.”

solarcane

Windy, good call

TonyCane

There’s part of me that wants an Iron Throne...mounted atop a massive marble pedestal...as the TD celebration. Overlay it gold, and set it off of the 50 yard line. But don’t use it for every TD. For special occasions.

Then there’s the more realistic side of me that says the TD and eventual victory are more than enough.

orange 'n green in the vein

2019 ACC football preseason poll (1st place votes):

ACC Atlantic

1. Clemson 1,209 (171)
2. Syracuse 913 (2)
3. Florida State 753
4. NC State 666
5. Boston College 588
6. Wake Forest 462
7. Louisville 253

ACC Coastal

1. Virginia 1,003 (82)
2. Miami 992 (55)
3. Virginia Tech 827 (20)
4. Pitt 691 (8)
5. Duke 566 (6)
6. North Carolina 463 (1)
7. Georgia Tech 302 (1)

2018's Preseason poll [where they really finished]:

Atlantic Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)

1. Clemson (145) – 1,031 [Champion of everything]
2. Florida State (1) – 789 [tied for 6th lol]
3. NC State (2) – 712 [3rd, good work media]
4. Boston College – 545 [4th, good work media]
5. Louisville – 422 [7th]
6. Wake Forest – 413 [tied for 6th, good work media]
7. Syracuse – 232 [2nd, fake news media]

Coastal Division
(First place votes in parenthesis)

1. Miami (122) – 998 [tied for 5th]
2. Virginia Tech (16) – 838 [tied for 5th]
3. Georgia Tech (8) – 654 [2nd]
4. Duke (1) – 607 [6th]
5. Pitt – 420 [1st, fake news media]
6. North Carolina (1) – 370 [7th]
7. Virginia – 257 [tied for 5th]

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