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March 18, 2020



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Miami football assistant coach Stephen Field elite among 2021 recruiters

by Alan Rubenstein2 hours ago Follow @UARuby

Stephen Field, the tight ends coach for the Miami football team has placed himself among the best recruiters in the country for the 2021 cycle. According to 247Sports, Field is the sixth-best recruiter for the current class.
Tight ends coach Stephen Field is in elite company among the top-ranked recruiters in the country for 2021. In his second season on the Miami football staff, Field ranks sixth nationally among recruiters and second in the ACC. Only North Carolina co-defensive coordinator Jay Bateman is ahead of Field in the conference.

Five of the 10 commits in the 2021 Miami recruiting class are attributed to Field by 247Sports.Com. Four-star guard Laurence Seymore and three-star linebackers Chamon Metayer and Ja’Cory Hammett, tight end Khalil Brantley and cornerback Tim Burns are a credit to the hard work Field has done recruiting.

Prior to being hired to join the Miami football staff in 2019, Field was the Director of High School Relations and NFL Liaison at Louisville according to his HurricaneSports bio. Field helped the Cardinals sign 19 players in 2017 during the early signing period. In 2018, Louisville signed a school-record 11 four-star recruits.

Field has a good grasp for South Florida recruiting. He has been the head coach and offensive coordinator at Miami Northwestern, a defensive assistant at Miami in 2007-08 under Randy Shannon, the run game coordinator at Glades Central leading them a Class 3A state championship and time at Miami Central and Deerfield Beach.

Field is proving he is an invaluable recruiter for Miami. He also has an outstanding group of tight ends to coach led by juniors Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory. The late addition of speedy three-star WR Keyshawn Smith to the 2020 signing class also is credited to Field. Miami Director of Recruiting David Cooney spoke to The Athletic.

“That was all (tight ends coach Stephen) Field…Once we identified him and watched his film, Coach Diaz gave the green light, (offensive coordinator Rhett) Lashlee gave the green light and Field took the ball and ran with it.

On top of that, (tight ends coach Stephen) Field is amazing when it comes to recruiting and building relationships with those kids. He goes all out for them and makes them know they have a coach that genuinely wants to see them succeed and grow and produce.

Miami co-defensive coordinator Ephraim Banda finished 15th among recruiters in the 2020 cycle. Diaz did an excellent job hiring Cooney and revamping the Miami recruiting department. Cooney told Manny Navarro of The Athletic that Field and Banda deserve credit for four-star safety Avantae Williams signing with Miami.

Florida was the near-unanimous projection to sign Williams before the National Signing Day in February. It was the relationships that Williams build with the Miami staff that eventually led to his decision to sign with the Hurricanes. Field is situated to be a big part of the Miami coaching staff for the foreseeable future.

Having someone with the experience Field who has overseen a major part of the recruiting process at Louisville, being connected to multiple high schools in South Florida and his ability to build relationships with the recruiting is going to be a priceless asset on the Hurricanes staff as long as Diaz is the head coach.


Yeah, Fields has done a good job but then on the other end of the spectrum, u have Patke and Rumph who have to be near the bottom in recruiting. Rumph's good for one guy a year and it's usually late.


Patke and Rumph who have to be near the bottom in recruiting. Rumph's good for one guy a year and it's usually late.

Posted by: 305Prophit | March 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Seems to be true over a few years.

BTW...305Prophit welcome to Da Space. Not sure you ever received your formal welcome wagon post with the "thanks for being here"?


Prays for Oden. Hope he pulls through!

Hang tough TSully


The double whammy principle.

Got a little cabin fever, load up one of the kayaks, head out to the semi secret hidden lake.
Thinking how lucky I am to be able to go to a place no one else will be near.

200 yards from the only entrance to the lake I see "Rabies Outbreak Containment Area Stay Out until posted signs are removed by Health Department or Wildlife Management Office."


Miami Hurricane Football Renovation Tour

This section " Hall of Champions"



QB Assassin



Never heard of social distancing.

Man to Man full time

Highest-graded cornerbacks in Cover 0 and Cover 1 concepts over the past two seasons (2018-19), per @PFF.

1. Trajan Bandy
2. Amik Robertson
3. Jeff Okudah
4. A.J. Terrell
5. Trevon Diggs
6. Kristian Fulton


Id like to report a murder



Most of those stats on Bandy had to be from his soph. yr.


No doubt Rouseau is a dog on getting to the qb but got to shore up on the run dee. To many times last year we gave the edge up to much getting pinched.


The Herb is bored, so I put this out to all the Canespacer's, what do we need recruiting wise in 2021, numbers wise and does anybody have info on any sure fire future Canes?
Now, I have read where Collins wants to head up North but needs mamma's blessing but I believe she is a Canes fan. Makes u think of another Collins that went to Arky. A few years back!
Looks like we will have at least 3 good OH linemen if Rodriguez comes aboard. Looking kind of Iffy at QB this cycle. We have no WR's at this time but that may be a good thing, since last year everyone we had early recommitted. Only have one CB and no safeties.
If by some miracle, we could reel in Taylor, William's, keep Collins, get Marshall Kinchens AND Lewis just to not not get greedy, that would set us up, especially on Defense.
Alas, Taylor, Lewis and William's currently are projected else where. Long way to go and yes there is hope. We finally caught a break when Lavante joined us, so here's hoping The OH don't let us down and the only Corona we are talking about is the ones we are pounding.


"Rabies Outbreak Containment Area Stay Out until posted signs are removed by Health Department or Wildlife Management Office."

Posted by: solarcane | March 24, 2020 at 02:33 PM

As long as you could get in and get out without being bit...ain't no rabies in the middle of the lake! I woulda chanced it.


This section " Hall of Champions"


Posted by: solarcane | March 24, 2020 at 02:41 PM

Very nice!

Terrance M Sullivan

Thank U CGNC I definitely will Take Care My Friend!


Id like to report a murder

Posted by: solarcane | March 24, 2020 at 02:55 PM

He dead.



"What you talking about Willis!"

Magahee was one bad MF! It has been so long that I often forget how great the Canes actually were!


As long as you could get in and get out without being bit...ain't no rabies in the middle of the lake! I woulda chanced it.

Posted by: 86Cane | March 24, 2020 at 04:11 PM

I thought about it soup but they have one of those wildlife cameras pointed up the approach. No telling if it had batteries in it or not.

Next choice was cutting though the woods portaging the kayak and getting bitten by a raccoon; going to the emergency room and being told they had a pandemic right now and to come back in six weeks.


Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 24, 2020 at 05:00 PM

That dude was as smooth as silk


Portis, Magahee then Gore! Wow!


Former Cane Phillip Dorset signed with the Seahawks

Harry Miller

Thanks everyone for prayers. Oden up to 3 lb 6 oz.


Portis, Magahee then Gore! Wow!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 24, 2020 at 06:58 PM


Has any Cane ever run a faster NFL 40 than Portis? 4.26 is virtually flying that would hard to beat.


Portis, Magahee then Gore! Wow!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 24, 2020 at 06:58 PM


Don't get it twisted the other way around.


Guess who recruited Portis out of Gainesville in 1999? Guess who recruited McGahee in 2000? And guess who already had Gore on the hook for 2001?

Dats right: Da Butch!


OK, OK...just kidding, just kidding.


When the gym is closed and you need a burn there is nothing like throwing a little canola oil on the floor for a virtual treadmill...this might be the funniest shyt I ever posted

Do not miss this


Old Skool

Thanks, Solar. The treadmill was funny. As for the rest of the video ... I guess I'm just not one of the GURLS.


I liked the premise skool it was pretty humorous


Vilma Williams Morgan



No gym? No problem, go for a nice walk or jog. I have free weights at home, barbells, step bench, etc.

Herbie - I hear NC is really shut down.


Posted by: CGNC | March 25, 2020 at 01:56 PM

you know it!


Vilma Williams Morgan


Posted by: solarcane | March 25, 2020 at 01:23 PM

That’s another one. Wow!

Another back-to-back Jeremy Shockey (2002 draft), Kellen Winslow Jr.., (2004), Kevin Everett (2005) and Greg Olsen (2007)


I guess I could do the same thing with the DBs and WRs and DLs from the late 90s and early 2000s. Too many all-time greats to count. Each players had their signatures play at the U.

Magahee had that 90 yard screen pass against FSU

Sean Taylor had that game against FSU in the rain

Ed Reed had that interception return that he ripped away from a teammate against Boston College

Shockey has that TD pass from DORSEY down the middle to clinch the comeback against FSU

Devin Hester had that kickoff return in the Orange Bowl against UF

I could go on and on ... each play still gives me chills

58 Straight

I have free weights at home, barbells, step bench, etc.

Posted by: CGNC | March 25, 2020 at 01:56 PM

Not gonna do it. I promised myself that I was NOT gonna do it.

So just moving on...


Santana Moss, always money in the clutch.



Come on 58 ‘step up’!


Santana caught passes more from different starting quarterbacks than anyone I can remember.


Santana caught passes from more different starting quarterbacks than anyone I can remember I meant


damn solar, you're doing some heavy lifting trying to keep this blog going
. . . tip o' the cap, sir!



Thanks Big Al

I made a promise to soup when he started this thing that I would always contribute in some way to help him.
A small way of giving back for him making this blog happen.

We get everyone that reads Canespace to post an interesting article or clip once a week it would be great.


Canes Warning
Two former Miami football recruits ranked biggest busts of last 20 years

The mediocrity that has permeated the Miami football program over the past 20 years has led to a lot of busts in recruiting. Two of those former recruits have been ranked among the top four busts in the last 20 seasons.
The Miami football program has not produced the results that would be expected with the talent they have had over the past 20 seasons. One former commit and one signee were recently ranked by Bleacher Report among the Top Recruiting College Football Flops of the Past 20 Years.”

Both players entered college with huge expectations. Linebacker Willie Williams was the third-highest ranked signee is the history of the Miami football program. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Williams was the third highest-ranked player in the country in 2004, the number three LB and top player in Florida.

Linebacker D.J. Williams who was the number one player across the board in 2000 and 2010 offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson from Minnesota are the only players who graded out higher than Willie Williams entering Miami. Williams’ problems off the field are what ultimately led to him being considered a flop.

A knee injury in August 2004 cost Williams his entire true freshman season. Williams came back in 2005 as a redshirt freshman and led Miami in special team tackles. Williams recorded 28 tackles that season playing special teams and defense and added four tackles for loss. Then the problems began as Bleacher Report discussed.

4. Willie Williams, Miami Linebacker

2004 recruiting class: No. 6 overall, No. 1 outside linebacker (Rivals)

The 2004 recruiting class was absolutely loaded, with guys like Adrian Peterson and Ted Ginn Jr. at the top of a list that also included guys like Marshawn Lynch and Calvin Johnson.

The best linebacker in that year’s cycle was Carol City High School’s Willie Williams, who could have gone anywhere but elected to stay home and play for Larry Coker and The U. This program was just three years removed from its 2001 national title.

While at Miami, Williams redshirted his freshman year as he recovered from a knee injury but showed the flashes that made him a top prospect in 2005, registering 28 tackles. He transferred to Louisville, where he was dismissed for drug possession after being arrested multiple times prior to his college career.

“I’m very disappointed in Willie,” former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich told 247Sports’ Mike Hughes. “I was confident that he had turned the corner in his life and was ready to be a valuable contributor to society and our football program.”

After transferring to NAIA, Williams continued to have trouble off the field. In 2013, Williams was found guilty of second-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

CFB Home
Ranking the Top Recruiting CFB Flops of the Past 20 Years via: B/R

Bryce Brown, Tenn RB

Fred Rouse, FSU WR

Ryan Perrilloux, LSU QB

Willie Williams, Miami LB

Ben Olson, BYU QB

Tyler Love, Alabama OL

Jason Gwaltney, WVU RB

Max Browne, USC QB

Byron Cowart, AU D

Running back Bryce Brown was originally a commit to Miami in the 2009 recruiting class. Brown was the number two player in the country in 2009, the top-ranked running back and the top player in Kansas according to 247. The 247 Sports composite all-time rankings have Brown 27th overall and the fifth-best RB.

Brown initially committed to Miami where his brother Arthur was a LB. The Brown brothers were implicated but denied any wrongdoing in the recruiting scandal involving Nevin Shapiro who was convicted in 2011 of running a $930 million Ponzi Scheme. Shapiro allegedly provided impermissible benefits involving Miami.

In two seasons at Miami, Arthur Brown recorded 17 tackles and a half TFL in 23 games. He transferred to Kansas State following the 2009 season where he played with his brother. Bryce played with Tennessee as a freshman in 2009 where he ran for 476 yards and three TDs and added 11 receptions for 140 yards and one TD.

“2009 recruiting class: No. 1 overall, No. 1 running back (Rivals)

The biggest one-hit wonder (other than Kiffin, of course) was Bryce Brown, the nation’s top-ranked prospect who played one season in Knoxville.

As Rivals.com’s Mike Farrell wrote: “Brown’s recruiting process was a circus, full of NCAA investigations, recruiting websites, threats of playing in the CFL and questionable family advisors. He initially committed to Miami, but then re-opened his process and finally committed to Tennessee over a month after signing day.”

The Wichita, Kansas, native transferred to the Kansas State Wildcats, where his brother, Arthur, was after transferring himself from Miami. Bryce ran just three times for 16 yards in that 2011 campaign before declaring for the NFL draft.

Brown looked like a budding star as a Philadelphia Eagles rookie, but he was traded to the Bills prior to the 2014 season and couldn’t latch on with either them or the Seattle Seahawks afterward.”

Although Williams and Brown were the only two players on the Bleacher Report Top 10 to be considered flops with ties to the Miami football program, the lack of development by Hurricanes recruits and inability to work that within a college football team have hindered Miami for at least 15 years.

NEXT: Miami 2017 signees who departed mostly set Hurricanes back
A lack of development, too much of a me attitude and players more concerned with their NFL stock than being part of a team have led to Miami reaching 10 wins only once in the last 16 seasons. The lack of development by the 2017 Miami recruiting class is a perfect example.


LeBron James upsets the number one High School team in the country

The dunks and behind the back passes
are epic at any level
This ones for you Big Al



Solar...I saw that article on the biggest busts ever in college football recruiting. No Kyle Wright?


The coronavirus has already shut down spring football practice and recruiting, but at what point does it throw the 2020 college football season into question? Some football coaches have started asking that question, according to reports.


No Kyle Wright?

Posted by: 86Cane | March 26, 2020 at 01:19 PM

You and me both brother

My kid was pretty young back then and we went to a scrimmage or practice and I remember him saying "Dad that albino guy is going to get killed when he gets in a game"

Turf Face and Jitters, two harbingers of the disaster ahead.


Hard not to like this kid.


Clemson's Trevor Lawrence gets NCAA's OK for coronavirus fundraiser

Andrea Adelson
ESPN Senior Writer
The NCAA will allow Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to go forward with fundraising efforts to help victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawrence and his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, a soccer player at Anderson University, launched a GoFundMe page on Monday to help raise money for family relief and support for coronavirus victims.

When Clemson compliance officials learned about the page, they asked Lawrence and Mowry to deactivate it based on their interpretation and enforcement of NCAA policy, which does not allow the use of name, image and likeness for crowdfunding.

But the NCAA issued a statement Tuesday that said it would make an exception during the coronavirus outbreak for student-athletes who want to raise money to help.

"We continue to work with member schools so they have the flexibility to ensure that student-athletes and communities impacted by this illness are supported, and we applaud Trevor for his efforts," the NCAA said in its statement.

Clemson Athletics

We are appreciative of the action taken by the NCAA this evening.

Lawrence said on his Instagram account: "Shout out to the NCAA. Thank y'all so much for granting a waiver. They're allowing us to continue to raise money for what we were doing originally."


'None of us know what's going to happen': How coaches are adapting to a spring unlike any other
Lawrence added he and Mowry would take some time to figure out the best way to raise the money efficiently and to help as many people as possible.

In addition, Mowry and Lawrence also plan to write letters to anyone directly impacted by coronavirus or to health care workers to lift their spirits.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he appreciates what his star quarterback is doing and is happy about the NCAA's decision.

"I think it's great when anybody tries to reach out and help at a time of need," Swinney said. "That's servant leadership at its best right there. I'm glad the NCAA is allowing them to hopefully make a difference for some folks.

Old Skool

A couple of coronavirus tidbits.

Here in the US. my brother got a drive thru test 9 days ago in Tampa. He still doesn't have the results.

My God, people have been hospitalized and died in less time. Fortunately, his symptoms have abated.

So did he have it? Is he a survivor that docs would be wanting to harvest antibodies from? No one knows.

In England tonight at 8:00 (They are 4 hours ahead) the entire nation opened their front doors and applauded the NHS (National Health Service) workers for all they're doing to combat the virus and treat the victims.

Old Skool


As requested, here's an article or clip to amaze or applaud

James Dyson (Yepp ... vacuums among other things) or at least his company has engineered a new ventilator in 10 days.



I realize there are rules about no politics, no religion, among other sound rules on the blog.

These are extraordinary times. I know there are many cancelled religious services at our places of worship for a lot of us right now.

If you are Roman Catholic and unable to attend Mass, a dear friend of my passed mother in law, Father Fabio holds Mass on Facebook alone at St Paul the Apostle in the Georgia Mountains everyday.
If you feel the need to attend Holy Mass here is the link.
God Bless all of you no matter your choice of religion


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