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February 14, 2022

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toledocane

1st? Been awhile.....

Terrance Sullivan

Yessir UNCLE 86! Another Outstanding Blog! Go Canes!

alpine

larranaga's cousin approves this blog!
good info, well-written!

alpine

regarding the game at louisville tomorrow: "Miami is 0-6 all-time on the road against the Cardinals, who are also the only team 11th-year head coach Jim Larrañaga has not defeated in an away game."
let's do this!!

58 Straight

Yessir UNCLE 86! Another Outstanding Blog! Go Canes!

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | February 14, 2022 at 09:06 PM

Glad U approve! Now if Coach L could win 58 Straight that would really be something.

58 Straight

larranaga's cousin approves this blog!

Posted by: alpine | February 15, 2022 at 01:50 AM

U got it Cuz.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: 58 Straight | February 15, 2022 at 11:41 AM

First thing's first, I'll take Wake winning one in a row . . .

Ohio_Cane

Mario Cristobal is expected to add one of the best coaches in Miami-Dade high school football’s history to their staff in an off-field role.

InsideTheU learned that Miami Central head coach Roland Smith, who has won six state titles in nine years leading the Rockets, could make the jump to college and join his alma mater.

Smith, who won two national titles with the Hurricanes between 1987-90, has amassed a record of 96-18 at Miami Central and produced NFL players such as Dalvin Cook, Devonta Freeman, and John Miller. Other notable Rockets in that time include James Cook, Joseph Yearby, Wesley Bissainthe, Terrence Lewis, Tatum Bethune, Keir Thomas, and others.

And there is more talent up and coming through the Rockets program, such as Top247 defensive lineman Rueben Bain, who already has plenty of connections to UM’s staff prior to Smith taking a role. His older brother Reggie is an offensive line graduate assistant, his uncle is Tolbert Bain, who won a national title with the Hurricanes in 1987, and former Rockets defensive coordinator Sabbath Joseph is now on staff in an off-field role.

Bissainthe, a freshman linebacker at Miami, and Bain were Co-Defensive Players of the Year by the Miami Herald as well. With Smith potentially making his way to Coral Gables as well, the Hurricanes keep that pipeline open while adding one of the most respected coaches in Dade County’s history.

Bain led the nation in sacks as a junior, totaling 29.5 while adding 48.5 tackles for loss, and earned MaxPreps first-team Junior All-American honors.

alpine

weird; on the bottom of a photo showing a GA Tech basketball player wearing #5 being possibly blocked by waardenburg, the caption underneath says:
"Miami Hurricanes guard Harlond Beverly (5) attempts a layup shot ahead of Miami Hurricanes forward Sam Waardenburg (21) during the second half of a basketball game at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. SAM NAVARRO"

Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/article258411653.html#storylink=cpy

- don't they know that (1) beverly is out for th year with an injury (2) the player wearing #5 is a GA Tech player (3) everything!!
S L O P P Y ! ! !

alpine

also, the article deals with "ESPN college basketball expert Joe Lunardi released his second bracketology projections"
- and i don't want to jinx it, but U of FL is no longer in, which means (only as of right now) the canes are the ONLY team from FL to be in those projections
. . . how cool is that!

HerbieIbis

Smart hire by Mario. Every hire he's made, he has an angle tied to it.
What will happen in recruiting with him at the helmets, let these Prima Donna's play hard to get, those Bama and Georgia sniffers, we can go national with this staff. Kids got understand that the ship has landed at their feet. If they stay home and we can swipe 5 or 6 from across the nation, they can have the best of both worlds: their family can easily see them and bring the gold back home. Ain't no sense in helping some other state out.

86Cane

InsideTheU learned that Miami Central head coach Roland Smith, who has won six state titles in nine years leading the Rockets, could make the jump to college and join his alma mater.

My name is 86Cane and I approve this message!

MLALUMNI1970

Hi 86 and all my Canespacers friends. I just watched all the highlights of the 2000 winning season! Took awhile but loved every second of it! Nothing like the old days!!

JCane

For those who care, Al Golden, former LB coach of the Bengals, appears to be on his way to becoming the DC at Notre Dame. Wonder if he'll skip the D'No.... method of using the infamous goal line prevent D?

Ohio_Cane

Golden wasn't a bad dude. His ultimate downfall here was that he couldn't fire his friends. No'D in particular.

He had a nightmare of sanctions to navigate through. He beat Florida. And his treatment of Malcolm Lewis when he broke his leg will always help me respect him.

The rest, well, were failures of his as a HC.

I still wish him well, until we play ND.

MLALUMNI1970

I am asking again. Why don’t we play Notre Dame anymore? Is it on our end or their end?? Those were great games in the old days, at the great Orange Bowl. Went with my parents a few times. The OB was rocking, as she always did. Hard Rock is too pristine. No toilets over flowing, cold metal seats, not many concession stands, but it was magical. You had to suffer for the win, but it was so worth it! We never beat the Irish when I was at school, but it was fabulous!
Anyway, does anyone know the reason why we don’t play them anymore?? I think we would beat them now, and I would love to see that, before I die. (74 this year!)

AeroCane

To anyone who knows- has Mario forgotten special teams? Has he named a coach yet? Just curious!

Ohio_Cane

Lmao I can guarantee U he hasn't forgotten. TBH, after the hires he's made, I'm not worried in the slightest about when he hires them. I'm sure it'll be soon.

AKA, before Spring practice

Ohio_Cane

The school finally confirmed the hiring of UGA DB coach Addae:

Addae Tabbed to Coach Miami Secondary
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — University of Miami head football coach Mario Cristobal Wednesday announced the hiring of Jahmile Addae as the Hurricanes secondary coach.

Addae arrives in Coral Gables after spending the 2021 season in a similar capacity at Georgia, where he helped guide the Bulldogs to a national championship. Addae, who was ranked the second-best recruiter in the country during the 2022 cycle by 247Sports.com, led a secondary that ranked among the nation’s elite in nearly every category.

“Jahmile Addae is a gamechanger for our staff,” Cristobal said. “His units rank among the nation’s top-performing units every year. He has championship experience, he is one of the nation’s top recruiters, and he has fostered a culture of mental and physical toughness in the secondary at every stop of his career. Coach Addae is a tremendous addition to our program, and I know he will make his impact felt on our defensive identity.”

Addae’s secondary ranked No. 13 in the nation in pass defense in 2021, allowing just 190 passing yards per game. The Bulldogs ranked second nationally in passing efficiency defense and picked off 16 passes, which was the eighth-best mark in the country.

In addition, the Bulldogs were No. 1 in scoring defense, No. 1 in red zone defense and No. 2 in total defense.

“I’m excited. A lot of people have talked about bringing The U back,” Addae said. “I like to think of it as, The U never left. It’s more about doing our diligence and making sure we’re developing the caliber of players that people are used to here at the University of Miami.

“I’m super excited to be here. I remember playing against Miami when they were on a 34-game winning streak. It was Ken Dorsey, Andre Johnson, Bryant McKinnie…all the big names that we know. Those were some daunting teams. You walked out on that field and you felt the presence of those guys. That is what we’re trying to bring back. How do you do that? Win football games and develop talent.”

A native of Valrico, Fla., Jahmile in 2020 led a passing defense at West Virginia that ranked first nationally in Fewest Passing Yards Allowed at 159.6 yards per game. The Mountaineers, who capped their season by beating Army in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, finished fourth in the country in Total Defense (283.5 y/g) and tallied 11 interceptions that they returned 112 yards.

In his first year at WVU, he coached two All-Big 12 Conference selections in Keith Washington II and Josh Norwood and freshman All-American Tykee Smith. Washington II finished with a team-leading three interceptions and a team-tying nine pass breakups for 12 passes defended, ranking No. 23 nationally. Hakeem Bailey tied Washington II for the team lead with nine pass breakups, ranking No. 9 in the Big 12. Smith was second on the team in interceptions with two, including one he returned for a touchdown against Iowa State.

A former Mountaineer all-conference safety, Addae returned to WVU in January 2019, after serving as the defensive backs coach and assisting with several special teams’ phases at Minnesota in 2018. His punt return unit finished No. 1 in the nation (22.3 yards per return), punt return defense was No. 2 (1.11 y/r) and the kickoff return unit finished No. 26 nationally (23.4 y/r).

Prior to Minnesota, Addae spent five years at Arizona, coaching the defensive backs in 2016-17 and serving as an analyst from 2013-15. Addae developed a youthful defensive secondary into some of the team’s top performers. In 2017, Lorenzo Burns, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles, Scottie Young and Jace Whittaker combined for 261 tackles, 24 pass breakups and 12 interceptions.

In 2010-11, Addae was the running backs coach at Cincinnati, where he mentored All-Big East Second-Team selection Isaiah Pead. Pead rushed for 1,029 yards, ranking No. 1 in the conference and in the top-10 nationally in yards per carry (6.6 yards per carry). Pead averaged 93.6 yards per game and was Cincinnati’s first 1,000-yard rusher in almost a decade and at the time, the Bearcats’ seventh player to hit the mark.

Addae was recognized by Rivals.com as one of the top-10 recruiters in the Big East Conference. Before coaching the Bearcats, Addae served as Cincinnati’s Director of Player Development. He also managed many of the team’s off-thefield responsibilities, including the Cats In The Community program.

Prior to his time at Cincinnati, he was a defensive graduate assistant at Michigan, where he worked with the Wolverines’ secondary and scout team offense. After graduating from WVU in 2006, Addae was a graduate assistant in the football video department at West Virginia. Addae was a four-year starter, two-time captain and two-time All-Big East defensive back for the Mountaineers.

Addae, who is tied for the WVU record for most pass breakups in a game (five, Rutgers, 2002), finished his WVU career with 253 tackles, including 152 solo stops and 25 pass breakups, ranking No. 5 in program history. He also ranks No. 3 in single-season pass breakups with 16 during the 2002 season. Addae was selected for the Senior Bowl in 2006 and participated in the NFL Combine.

He signed a free agent contract with his hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006 and spent the end of the season with the Indianapolis Colts.

Addae, and his wife, Maryann, have three sons, Agyeman, Ayden and Amaree.

86Cane

Addae, and his wife, Maryann, have three sons, Agyeman, Ayden and Amaree.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 16, 2022 at 02:47 PM

ONLY old skool folks will get this:

So he picked Maryann over Ginger?

#SmartMan

86Cane

Weatherman is predicting record highs for next week here in Central Florida. Could be 87 degrees in February. Sure is going to be WARM!

Ohio_Cane

Oh yeah? Well, it's 61 here in Ohio today! Shorts and t-shirt weather!

toledocane

Gonna be 8 degrees here tomorrow night :(

JCane

Canes beat Louisville. Solid win.

orange 'n green in the vein

Good thing the refs kept Duke going in the standings chasing first in the conference yesterday.

A couple of better decisions offensively would have stretched that final margin a bit wider but that was a solid overall effort defensively, getting into the bonus with seven minutes to go really helped UM put this one away.

A much better effort in the rematch this weekend is going to be needed than what they took on the road with them two weeks ago if they want to remain in striking distance of an ACC championship.

alpine

wonderful way to start my european day: a gutsy bb win making sure louisville, only down by 3 in the last minute, doesn't get out with the win
- it was a total team effort!
- also glad coach L finally got his a louisville-arena win to put on his resume!

Terrance Sullivan

One more win yo get us to 20 Wins and we definitely will be Dancing in March Madness Daddio Go Canes

JCane

10-7 in the 7th in the Canes' home opener vs. Towson State. A 5 spot 6th finally gave a little breathing room in a thus far sloppy game. Hopefully they pull it out...

JCane

10-8 win

HerbieIbis

I see the pitching is starting out great😫

JCane

A bunch of errors don't help either

alpine

glad to see the stocked canes managed to take down mighty towson state (the 51st state, i believe)
pls. lock up this coach by giving him a 10-year extension!

alpine

great article in the herald; here's most of it (check out the last 2 paragraphs with coach L talking about VA holding; very LOL!!):

It’s been a while since UM won 20 games. Canes can reach mark Saturday vs. Virginia BY MICHELLE KAUFMAN FEBRUARY 18, 2022 5:53 PM

Every college basketball victory in February is important with post-season tournaments a few weeks away, but a home win over Virginia on Saturday would take on extra significance for the Miami Hurricanes because it would be win No. 20. It has been a while since Miami hit that milestone. Four years to be exact. The Canes have not won more than 15 games since 2017-18. They are 19-7 so far this season. “(Winning 20 games) means your team has enjoyed a fair amount of success and should feel very good about themselves,” said UM coach Jim Larranaga. “There’s more games after you hit 20, but if you hit that 20-game win benchmark, I think it means an awful lot, especially if it’s accomplished in the regular season. That means you’ve won 65 or 66 percent of your games and I think any coach would tell you that’s a heck of a winning percentage.” UM enjoyed 20-win seasons in six of Larranaga’s first seven years at UM, including a 29-7 record in 2012-13 and 27-8 in 2015-16, the two seasons they made the Sweet 16.

Then came the three-year dip. There was an FBI probe into recruiting that UM was tangentially mentioned in, but nothing came of it and the school’s name was redacted from the indictment. Although UM was cleared, it hurt two recruiting cycles. The team was also plagued by injuries and many nights Larranaga had just six or seven healthy scholarship players. This season, the UM locker room is a happy place again. Guard Isaiah Wong said there is positive energy and lots of joking around, including teammates making fun of the fact that he puts ketchup on his raisin bagel egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. Miami is one of the biggest ACC surprises this season. Predicted to finish 12th in the preseason conference poll, Miami now sits in third place with an 11-4 league record. Two of Miami’s ACC losses were by one point to Florida State. The other two were to second-place Notre Dame and 71-58 on the road against Virginia. The Cavaliers shot 60 percent in that game, had 23 assists, and made 8-of-15 from long range. Miami did not get to the free throw line at all that night, while Virginia was 3-of-3 from the stripe.

UM players are eager to show they can do better on Saturday at the Watsco Center (5 p.m., ACC Network). “That pack defense that (coach) Tony Bennett established when he first got to Virginia is an outstanding defense they have perfected,” said Larranaga, who was an assistant at Virginia early in his career. “They make it very, very difficult on our offense to get good shots and they’re very good at limiting the number of possessions in the game. In addition to that, for whatever reason, they never get called for fouls. And they foul a lot.” The undersized Canes also are at a disadvantage against Virginia, whose roster includes 246-pound Jayden Gardner, 7-1 and 242-pound Francisco Caffaro and 6-11 and 231-pound Kadin Shedrick.

“They have three humongous guys who take up a lot of space around the basket, are very physical, and do a lot of holding to hold their position inside and they get away with that,” Larranaga said. “I don’t know how they do it. It’s like magical and makes it a hard team to guard.”

Read more at: https://www.miamiherald.com/sports/college/acc/university-of-miami/article258547738.html#storylink=cpy

TJL

Charlie Strong expected to be hired as LB coach

KYcane

Charlie Strong expected to be hired as LB coach

Posted by: TJL | February 19, 2022 at 07:44 AM

When I saw this I looked up his Wikipedia and it was edited 8 hours ago to say he’s the LB coach at the U.

Mario is putting a solid staff together

toledocane

Our '23 and '24 classes should be LOADED with the coaches and recruiters Mario has put together. I see a light at the end of the tunnel finally.

HerbieIbis

Jeez, we shouldn't miss out on any recruit we want. Dam, it's going to finally suck having to turn away low level 4 star players.

nemo2020

Miami Hurricanes reportedly adding former Texas coach Charlie Strong to coaching staff
Adam Lichtenstein, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/miami-hurricanes-reportedly-adding-former-texas-coach-charlie-strong-to-coaching-staff/ar-AAU4lU0?ocid=entnewsntp&pc=U531

Miami is bringing in an experienced coach to work with its linebackers.

The Hurricanes are hiring Charlie Strong, the former head coach at Texas, Louisville and USF, to be their new linebackers coach, according to an ESPN report.

Strong has an extensive coaching history, including 10 seasons as a head coach. From 2010-2013, he was Louisville’s head coach, going 37-15. He was named the Big East Coach of the Year twice. He led the Cardinals to a Sugar Bowl win in 2012 and a 12-1 season in 2013 before departing to coach Texas.

Strong did not have as successful of a tenure with the Longhorns. In three seasons at Texas, he went 16-21. He moved on to USF after Texas fired him, going 21-16 in three seasons before the Bulls fired him.

The longtime coach has worked with defenses throughout his career. He started his career coaching different defensive positions as an assistant coach at several stops in the 1980s and 1990s (with two short stints as a wide receivers coach) before South Carolina named him its defensive coordinator from 1999-2002.

Strong left South Carolina and joined the Florida staff as the Gators’ defensive coordinator and defensive ends coach under Ron Zook in 2003. He stayed in Gainesville after Zook was fired and UF hired Urban Meyer. Strong was the co-defensive coordinator for the Gators’ 2006 national championship, and he was the defensive coordinator when they won the 2008 title.

After spending the 2020 season as a defensive analyst at Alabama, Strong rejoined Meyer as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ assistant head coach and inside linebackers coach.

Strong has a history of successfully recruiting South Florida, most notably bringing current NFL quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from Miami Northwestern to Louisville when Bridgewater was a four-star high school prospect.

nemo2020

Mario is putting a solid staff together
Posted by: KYcane | February 19, 2022 at 08:05 AM

Our '23 and '24 classes should be LOADED with the coaches and recruiters Mario has put together.
Posted by: toledocane | February 19, 2022 at 08:58 AM

Jeez, we shouldn't miss out on any recruit we want.
Posted by: HerbieIbis | February 19, 2022 at 10:02 AM


Damn straight! I can't imagine a more effective team of coaches and recruiters. Who will Mario hire next? Nick Saban?

86Cane

I see a light at the end of the tunnel finally.

Posted by: toledocane | February 19, 2022 at 08:58 AM

The tunnel has been long and dark.

Any light is most certainly welcome.

86Cane

Dam, it's going to finally suck having to turn away low level 4 star players.

Posted by: HerbieIbis | February 19, 2022 at 10:02 AM

Looks like they may have to go to FSU?

86Cane

Who will Mario hire next? Nick Saban?

Posted by: nemo2020 | February 19, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Word on da skreetz is that Saban called Mario and applied to be the Special Teams coach. Mario turned him down.

roachcane77

Feeling "pretty" good right now about the State of the U! 🥳 🙌🏼

Don't let up Mario! ELITE!

Let's Go CANES!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

MDCane

Just tackle somebody, I’ll be very happy.

orange 'n green in the vein

How not to be called for a foul in ACC men's basketball, in four easy steps:

1. Don't play a team from North Carolina.
2. Have a current ACC membership dating from at least 1992 or earlier.
3. Have won a national championship at least once before in program history.
4. Be sure your payment schedule is up to date with the zebra appreciation society's local chapter.

And you too can never foul a player in the act of shooting or more than six times a half. It's just that easy.

Another good football coaching staff hire in a string of them so far.

alpine

- love all this talk of mariio nicking saban!
- is VA residing in the state of NC?

alpine

- "mario", not "mariio"; in case you were wondering if the joke began there instead of with "nicking"

- wake has taken down notre dame
. . . so a win over VA would let the canes rise

86Cane

Just tackle somebody, I’ll be very happy.

Posted by: MDCane | February 19, 2022 at 12:37 PM

Now come on, U know that is asking WAY too much!

MLALUMNI1970

BB game on ACC NETWORK. Tied 18 - 18, but it’s early,
Still in Michigan. I’m out of here after March 3rd. Have to get another shot in my Retina. Still have bleeding, leakage. Have to get these damn shots, for the rest of my life. But, better than going blind. I may go to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the U, to see if they can help me.
I love Wong! What a great kid. Always plays his heart out.
25 -25 Canes in the first half.
Love to all of you.

AeroCane

We beat Towson 11-2 in the first of a double header. No big deal EXCEPT we had no errors and that’s huge
Let see what we do in tonight’s game

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