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March 20, 2021

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Sarasota 'cane

1st!

86Cane

1st!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | March 20, 2021 at 02:08 PM

You have won a tumbler!

AeroCane

Our baseball team in a nutshell
Top of 1st; mederos with 2 quick outs; error by 2nd baseman; 2run HR
FSU up 2-0
Bottom of 1st - scratch for a run; bases loaded and toral up with 1 out and strikes out on 4 pitches; Rivera up with 2 outs and bases still loaded - he k’s
What a cluster eff - this team is overrated and dimare can most definitely recruit but I’m not sure of his coaching ability - way too many errors since he’s taken over and it seems he’s forgotten to teach situational hitting! Very frustrating

AeroCane

5-1 noles
Bottom of 4th - bases loaded again, 2 outs and lala up. Let’s see what he can do

AeroCane

Lala grounds out to 1st baseman

MLALUMNI1970

Watching Canes vs FSU. Behind 5 to 1 in the 5 th inning.; on ACCN
Hope everyone is doing fine. Still in Florida till June. Then, back to Michigan for the summer and fall.
HAPPY EASTER CANESPACERS.
HI to Tom and Maria.

86Cane

HAPPY EASTER CANESPACERS.
HI to Tom and Maria.

Posted by: MLALUMNI1970 | March 20, 2021 at 08:28 PM

Happy Easter.

Back at you!

AeroCane

Manny=Dimare
Both never head coaches before; both in over their heads.

86Cane

No Bueno!

86Cane

Miami's hiring practices are Bull Sh%#.

Terrance Sullivan

Ugh! SMH at Our Baseball Team this weekend!

AeroCane

Down 4-0 in the 4th
Federman has given up 8 hits (the same guy Gino thought was out quality Friday night starter) and our amazing hitters have mustered up 1 hit
Wow

AeroCane

Lol
11-0 in the 5th
I said after fiu, manny should of been fired; after this weekend Gino should be fired!
JMO

86Cane

Aero...players still have to play. Gino can't pitch or hit the ball for them. Losing to FSU in baseball is not like losing to FIU in football, those two things are not equivalent. Of the three I think that Manny and Gino are ascending in their careers and Coach L is on the downward trend of his career.

Football and baseball just recently got new blood at the head coach position so if i were to make changes I would make it on the basketball team. I would let Coach L have one more year due to the rash of injuries this year IF he agrees to retire gracefully after one more year. Miami will never be able to recruit under Coach L IMHO.

HerbieIbis

Miami's biggest problem, they are a predominantly a left handed hitting lineup.
Baseball is this way. I coached enough to know. Anybody can beat u on a given day and you can be groomed just as quickly. Better to suck now than later on.

AeroCane

Of the three I think that Manny and Gino are ascending in their careers and Coach L is on the downward trend of his career.

I’ll agree with you on this.

AeroCane

Herb - he can manage the lineup better; he can put the right pitchers in at the right time; watching them day in and day out for his 2 plus seasons, I have my doubts
And 86, I still have my doubts about manny. I can’t think of a single thing he’s done in prep or on game day to impress me. He sure hires and fires wonderfully and recruits well, but so did Ron Zook, etc
Let’s see how he does in his 3rd year - we need to see no more than 2 losses AND NO blow outs (other than Bama as I’m pretty sure saban will enjoy whooping up on manny’s unprepared ass in that first game- but I’ll still have hope as all green and orange fans will)

AeroCane

Herb and 86
To elaborate more on Gino: I don’t think he stresses (maybe he doesn’t know how) the fundamentals well at all. Errors all over the place (errors will happen of course, but we make too many), bases loaded with less than 1 out and we can’t score a run; etc
That’s coaching! (Practice practice practice- practice situational hitting; take a thousand effing ground balls until you don’t make an error etc)
Maybe he’s just like manny - let pope and Wiggins continue dropping pass after pass and let the continue playing! Ie no accountability

Harry Miller

I think coach L should be given one more year, He really didn't have a chance this year only having half his players olmost every game.

Manny has improved his staff made some great moves
while becoming a better coach and is a good recruiter. He wants to be the head coach for Miami Hurricane really bad and will do what is necessary to make them great again.

AeroCane

Harry, I continue to disagree with you regarding coach L. We need new blood! He’s done and the only reason he is still here is because Blake James is a terrible AD!
As for manny, we will see but Randy Shannon really wanted to be head coach at Miami as well and that didn’t turn out so well! Manny’s biggest concerns to me is that he can’t seem to get his team ready to play, and he doesn’t hold the players accountable. Maybe he will learn.

HerbieIbis

I don't expect us to take a whole dam half to make adjustments on defense, now that Manny is running the defense.
We now, supposedly have depth in abundance, so not being prepared is no excuse.
Stage fright has been our biggest issue. Stupid penalties as well. This will be be pretty much a veteran team we have.
If we come out flat against Bama, then Manny's azz should be on fire.
Just because it's Bama, nobody should be giving him a pass.

86Cane

And 86, I still have my doubts about Manny. I can’t think of a single thing he’s done in prep or on game day to impress me. He sure hires and fires wonderfully and recruits well, but so did Ron Zook.

Posted by: AeroCane | March 21, 2021 at 08:26 PM

OUCH!

86Cane

Manny’s biggest concerns to me is that he can’t seem to get his team ready to play, and he doesn’t hold the players accountable. Maybe he will learn.

Posted by: AeroCane | March 22, 2021 at 08:46 AM

I would like to argue with you but these facts are basically indisputable. Let's hope he learns.

86Cane

Losing to FSU anytime is bad.

Being swept 3 games by FSU is worse.

Being outscored 34-2 by FSU is unacceptable.

The Herb

Being swept with an industrial broom at that!

86Cane

Herb...flame thrower!

AeroCane

So IF you were the dolphins GM: do you pick Phillips or Rousseau with #18 and why?

86Cane

Rousseau.

I like his name better.

AeroCane

86 - you jest but I’m not sure that’s not how Grier picks / he sure doesn’t use his brains!

KYcane

Anybody have an update on how spring ball is progressing?

raizecane

waz up good people ??

86Cane

Anybody have an update on how spring ball is progressing?

Posted by: KYcane | March 24, 2021 at 12:08 PM

I have heard that it is a dumpster fire.

Just kidding. I am sure that the Kings of Spring are " progessing nicely", "looking good", "are competing" and "are further along than we expected at this point".

I will provide an update later today. I have a subscription to The Athletic and read it once in a while to see what The Mandingo is saying about the team and Spring ball.

86Cane

From The Athletic:

It’s why, in part, Diaz delayed the start of spring practices a few weeks and extended Miami’s offseason training program to a full seven weeks. He wanted to make sure those 5 a.m. morning lifts and mat drill sessions really paid off. It appears real gains were made.

“I think I put on about 10 pounds since the little winter course,” safety Bubba Bolden said Monday after the Hurricanes practiced for the first time this spring in shorts and shells.

“Coming in I was probably like 171, 170,” said receiver Mike Harley, who was Miami’s leading receiver in 2020. “Last time I weighed in, (last) Friday, a couple of body tests, I was weighing 183. I gained a lot of muscle mass, eight percent body fat, something like that.”

“With the offseason gains, I’m up 11 pounds with Feeley, with just how I’ve been eating and how we’ve been lifting,” center Corey Gaynor said.

86Cane

Feeley, who came over to Miami from Temple after Diaz’s 17-day stint as Owls coach in December 2018, did an hour-long interview with the athletic department’s podcast, which was posted last week. He didn’t shed any light on individual gains by players or share any juicy details on weight room freaks, but he credited Diaz with how he navigated Miami through the pandemic and shared plenty of interesting tidbits about his philosophy and how he focuses on developing leaders in his system.

86Cane

Feeley said he gets up at 3:15 a.m. every morning and is at his desk by 4:10 a.m. The first player usually walks in the door for lifting sessions an hour later. Mat drills are usually over by noon. That’s when he meets with Miami’s trainers to discuss injuries and begin planning for the next workout. They study catapult reports, GPS tracking systems to see how fast players are running drill to drill and chart it all.

“If we don’t have a very good timeline for that, players will suffer, they will get hurt, and they will lose faith,” Feeley said. “And that’s not going to happen. Usually at about six o’clock, I’ll leave work. And then we’ll come home.”

In addition to what they’ve done with Feeley in the offseason, some players train with personal position coaches. Others, like Carter, take advantage of other classes offered at Miami, such as yoga.

“Just for some flexibility and stuff like that,” he said.

86Cane

More from The Athletic: It's worth the annual membership!

Soon to be first-round pick Jaelan Phillips wasn’t just a physical freak at 6-5, 266 pounds who led Miami with 15½ tackles for loss and eight sacks. He and 6-3, 245-pound fifth-year senior Quincy Roche, who produced 14½ tackles for loss and 4½ sacks before impressing scouts even more at the Senior Bowl, averaged more snaps per game than any other pass rushers since Manny Diaz arrived with Mark Richt in 2016.

Through the 10-game regular season, Roche and Phillips played a combined 1,124 snaps. Compare it with the 373 combined snaps backups Jahfari Harvey, Cameron Williams, Chantz Williams and Quentin Williams played at edge rusher before Phillips and Roche opted out of the bowl game, and it shows you the Hurricanes relied on their starters to be on the field 75 percent of the time.

Miami was fortunate both were able to perform at a high level, averaging more pressures per game than most of the edge rushers who came before them through 2016 despite the heavier workload.

86Cane

“It’s different when you’re in the game 50 plays,” Roche told The Athletic two weeks ago when he was training at House of Athlete for Miami’s Pro Day on March 29. “That’s the conversation I just had with Jahfari a couple of weeks ago. You’ve got to prepare your body to be able to play 50. Because I know in your mind — because I’ve been there before — you feel like, ‘If I can make three plays in 12 plays, imagine what I can do with 50 plays?’ But it doesn’t work like that. In 50 plays, your body will be a lot more worn down, the guy will know you a lot better. So you’ve got to kind of factor some of those things in. But I’m optimistic about his future, for sure.

“I feel like between the coaching that they have up there, the example that we set last year, they’ll be highly motivated. They’ll be coached to be in the right positions. And aside from that, those are talented guys. It’s just about them making sure that they take every day seriously leading up to the season. It’s really on them to capitalize on this opportunity that they have.”

86Cane

What’s been a bit of a surprise over the past year is how quickly Smith is making a similar impression among his teammates and coaches at Miami. Of the 12 scholarship receivers on Miami’s roster, he was the lowest-rated recruit according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. The former three-star recruit was headed to Washington State before Mike Leach left to coach Mississippi State last year.

The Hurricanes pounced on Smith after Carter called his old friend, Miami tight ends coach Stephen Field, and told him Washington State was letting Smith out of his national letter of intent. UM was Smith’s dream school. But like many other Power 5 teams, the Hurricanes didn’t begin to pursue him until they watched his tape. Before he backed out of going to Pullman, Washington State, Tennessee and Arizona were Smith’s only Power 5 offers.

Once he became available, Carter said, Miami, Alabama and USC all tried to jump in to get him.

“He can run really fast, and he has a knack for coming up with the football when it’s thrown to him,” coach Manny Diaz said Tuesday of Smith, who caught two passes for 58 yards last season but was one of five second- and third-year players Diaz identified as standing out early in spring camp.

“He made a really nice play deep down to field today,” Diaz continued. “It was only helmets, so DBs weren’t finishing with the same tenacity they might if we were playing for real. But even in the bowl game, he made a very difficult catch out of bounds. He’s got a little bit of that confidence in him that when the ball is in the air it’s his. Now, what I’d like to do is see that scale out in the spring, which will give him confidence into summer that he can replicate those things this fall.”

Third-year cornerback Te’Cory Couch alluded to Smith as “the hardest receiver to cover” at Miami “because he knows how to get around you and stack you, so you can’t really make a play on the ball.”

86Cane

More from The Athletic: It is worth the annual membership!

Rhett Lashlee is excited Miami’s young quarterbacks will get plenty of opportunities this spring to develop and prepare for the day when D’Eriq King is no longer around to lead the Hurricanes.

But if you zapped him with some truth serum, he’d probably tell you he’s even happier King is “smashing every benchmark” in his rehab eight weeks after surgery for a torn ACL in his right knee.

Not only is King already off crutches, producing “steam” on his stationary bike and throwing short passes from a standing position according to coach Manny Diaz, he’s also on pace to return to 7-on-7 drills by summer, giving him time to build chemistry with new receiver Charleston Rambo and others before fall camp begins.

“Unless we have some unexpected setback, I don’t see any reason that won’t happen,” Lashlee said Friday, three days before the Hurricanes have the first of 15 spring practices, culminating with a likely fan-less spring game at Hard Rock Stadium on April 17.

“D’Eriq is doing exactly what anybody who knows D’Eriq in the last year would do and he is doing a phenomenal job with his rehab,” Lashlee continued. “Everything is on track. He’s probably exceeding expectations in a lot of areas. And that’s not a shock to anybody here. When it happened (in the bowl loss to Oklahoma State), I almost in a joking way (said), ‘What’s the record for the fastest guy coming back from an ACL?’ Because whatever that is, he’s gonna beat it.

AeroCane

Thx 86!!

Harry Miller

Thank you 86 that is some good reading.

TonyCane

Aero...I’ve seen mock drafts that have Miami taking a LB, DE (Rousseau) in the first round. That’s fine, but I want to go in the opposite direction.

I would like Chase/Smith with the first pick, and Waddle with the second first rounder. Then draft Etienne or one of the UNC backs with the first pick in the second

Or....

If possible, trade back two spots. Then draft Pitts with the first 1st rounder, Waddle with the second 1st rounder. Then WR and HB in the second.

KYcane

Tommyson bringing the goods!

KYcane

Raize

Is that avatar snipped from one of Solar’s productions?

AeroCane

Pitts, waddle, Harris (if available early 2nd) and I say rush end/rush lb and that’s a great top 4 picks IMO

CGNC

“It was his worst outing as a Cane and his balls were up,” DiMare said of Rosario.

Nope. Not going to do it. LOL

CGNC

I see we were swept by FSU. Sigh. One thing you can count on with Canes athletics - they are consistently inconsistent

nemo2020

Basketball news - -

Lykes and Olaniyi are leaving.

No one really wants to sail on Coach L's sinking ship any more.

86Cane

Nope. Not going to do it. LOL

Posted by: CGNC | March 25, 2021 at 02:15 PM

Wise move.

86Cane

Lykes and Olaniyi are leaving.

No one really wants to sail on Coach L's sinking ship any more.

Posted by: nemo2020 | March 25, 2021 at 06:03 PM

Of course we could have told you that!

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