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December 20, 2022



Coach Larrañaga!!!!

I remember LOADS of Canes calling for his immediate removal just 2 yrs ago on this blog! 😂

Go gettum Coach!🙌🏼

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Roach...U are correct Sir and I was one of them. I stand corrected. And some others were asking for Hamilton from FSU. Boy how times have changed!

BTW...how is the post-hurricane recovery going?


Slow... We're "tarped" in but waiting for a full roof replacement, probably not till after Christmas. We did better than most in our town though. Just got an Insurance settlement, so lining up contractors for all other repairs. (Minimum 4 months for a pool cage replacement.) Town still a disaster area, but the "piles" of debris are gradually receding. Thanks. 🙌🏼

Terrance Sullivan

Appreciate U Soupster for posting this! Go Canes!

VA Cane

Looking forward to this game Tsully.....they are doing a good job...little under the radar....this should be a pretty good game UVA ranked 6...just lost to Houston by 8....we need to play a smart game....and yes....I know I know dont say it....this is also a game of fundamentals....shooting rebounding blocking out...avoid turnovers...and THINK!!!!!!! sound familiar....hope they do well will be watching...damn Tsully....its all we got...football sure was dismal!!!!
Go Canes!!!!

VA Cane

Well roachecoach, hope you get roof soon..and no rain!!!...at least its not cold and looking at some snow!!!!! Its 24 here now....good football weather...always liked playing in snow cold...meant you had gone deep in the playoffs and were contending for a title....was so gland to win ours 2 weeks ago...it was chilly and nippy in the air...smelled...like Victory!!!!!

ahhhh we can only hope for that feeling again...someday....hell...we'll get em next year...right? ???? maybe????

All be safe and enjoy a holiday with your loved ones....we are going to my daughters....she wants to be different...so intead of turkey....!!!!!????
Meatloaf? I hate it!!!!! Ive got a porkbutt cooking right now...rubbed down in horseradish....lots of rub....injected with good heat....hell Ill take some of it....good meal just add slaw!!!!!!!!



I hope you're right, although I'm still not 100% convinced on Joseph or Hussey coming our way. Joseph still seems like he's leaning toward FSU, and with Hussey, I'm not sure (seems like a coin toss, which is still better than a few weeks ago).

Gore sounds like he's generally locked in. He sounds like a smart disruptive DL, although at 6 foot, not really tall enough. Guess this still works out when we need a rotation given so many guys departing. Adeleye sounds likely to MSU, like you said, but it doesn't sound totally like a done deal yet. Guess we'll find out soon.

Thornton sounds like he's leaning our way, but if he isn't planning on signing tomorrow, there is too much time potentially out there to feel comfortable with anything imo. Would love to have him.

Truly really want an Inniss flip, as does most of south Florida, but I'm not convinced that we'll get the 11th minute flip from OSU. However, if Fletcher and hopefully Damari Brown (I don't think he announces until later in the day, maybe 3:15) head our way, all out of Heritage, I suppose anything is possible.

For those keeping track of legacies, as mentioned earlier, yes the Brown come by way of Selwyn, and Rueben Bain comes by way of Tolbert.

Nice 10 point lead over UVa at the half. Larranage has always been the man. The problem is the Adidas stuff and the NCAA really limited his recruiting for years. Nobody could have succeeded with their hands tied that way. I'm truly pleased to see him having a chance for his career to not end on that type of low note. He never deserved that.


Well, the fruits of Mario's labor should bare us a bountiful of delight tomorrow.
Still has work to do at DT and WR.
Nice if we finish with Hussey, Joesph and Brown.
Mikeska flipping to SC, no big deal.
Now to Gore, the dude has got some talent, no doubt but 6'0. What's he going to do bite some kneecaps off. Won't have to block him just fall on him.
Anyway, he'll be with us after tomorrow.
Thornton we need and one more just like him too. Iniss, unless he waits to sign, I don't see him flipping. Don't know who the QB is going to be for the Buckeyes, cause Stroud will be gone.

Questar Ramone

Canes take down #6 UVA in a tight one. Whew. Heart attack game.

Terrance Sullivan

Boom 💥 Go Canes 12-1 and 3-0 in ACC Play. Big Time Win with a Packed Watsco Center. Loved It. Keep It Going Daddy! Yessir VA it was a measuring stick Game tonight!

Questar Ramone

Coach L was mixing up rotations all evening to throw VA off their rhythm. As usual VA eventually went Andaconda late and was able to take us out of ours as well almost take this one away. Great pose by our guys in a tight one. Wong has taken his game to another level; kudos to the young man.

Great win!

Harry Miller

Davonte Brown pledged to Miam.

Terrance Sullivan

I break for Canes Hoops talk for today only to say it’s National Signing Day!


Ray Ray Joseph is #1 to sign in this morning. ESD is now underway.

There were increasing rumors overnight about S. Denson, a UF verbal DB, although UM has been in talks with him for a while. Guess we'll find about if the U made the progress they wanted with him and/or Edwin Joseph as the day goes on.

Joseph announced at 11:45, Damari Brown at 3:15, and Hussey is TBD. There are still some rumors about WR FSU Hykeem Williams, but unfortunately I don't think there's much to them. He announces at 1PM, fwiw. A bunch of our verbals are scheduled to sign at 9:30, and then as the day goes on, in ceremonies.

Gotta work today. Hope the day is as much fun as it can be for all here.

Old Skool

Franco Harris RIP


Bain, Fletcher, Wayne and Malik Bryant are all signed. This group alone is amongst the top at their positions.

orange 'n green in the vein

Basically was able to out-personnel UVA all night which shows how much the worm has turned from a talent aquisition standpoint over the last several seasons, especially now that the refs refuse to whistle anything on UVA generally, outside of forced foul situations they're trying to freeze the clock with, since they fell as the #1 seed in the tournament years ago. Miami's tough to close on late due to their ability to get it to a good foul shooter all over the floor in late game rotations. Really great coaching job to land this one safely when they had to deal with Omier going to the bench with 11 minutes to go while in four foul trouble. Bennett's style only works if they have the best player on the floor and their best sub wasn't better than Wong last night so UM beat them at their own game despite coasting to the finish line.


Inniss sticks with OSU and Denson with FU.


Cormani McClain’s mom told social media on Wednesday morning that her son would not sign his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

There are reports across the 247Sports National Signing Day Show that Colorado and Deion Sanders are making a late push for the nation’s top defensive player, per the 247Sports Composite. However, Miami is under the impression that Alabama and Florida, who have been two main players in this recruitment over the course of the process, are more involved.

There is still confidence on Miami’s end that they will sign McClain, who committed to the program in dramatic fashion back in October.

The reality is that these situations are unpredictable when it’s time for things to happen and we will continue to monitor what’s going on with McClain.

Again, Miami feels like they can get this across the finish line. The timeline on this is up in the air.


Miami Commits

• 7:41 a.m. - 4-star LB Raul Aguirre signed his NLI

• 7:45 a.m. - 3-star OL Tommy Kinsler signed his NLI

• 8:09 a.m. - 4-star RB Mark Fletcher signed his NLI

• 9:08 a.m. - 5-star OL Samson Okunlola signed his NLI

• 9:35 a.m. - 4-star TE Riley Williams signed NLI

• 9:30 a.m. - 4-star RB Christopher Johnson

• 9:30 a.m. - 4-star DB Antione Jackson

• 9:30 a.m. - 4-star WR Robby Washington (NLI signed at 8:19 a.m.)

• 9:30 a.m. - 4-star LB Bobby Washington (NLI signed at 8:19 a.m.)

• 10:00 a.m. - 5-star CB Cormani McClain

• 10:00 a.m. - 3-star DT Joshua Horton (NLI is in at 7:54 a.m.)

• 10:00 a.m. - 3-star DB Kaleb Spencer (NLI is in at 8:39 a.m.)

• 11:00 a.m. - 4-star DL Rueben Bain (NLI is in at 8:17 a.m.)

• 11:00 a.m. 4-star LB Malik Bryant (NLI is in at 8:10 a.m.)

• 11:30 a.m. 4-star WR Nathaniel Joseph (NLI is in at 7:15 a.m.)

• 12:00 p.m. 4-star OL Antonio Tripp (NLI is in at 9:20 a.m.)

• 12:00 p.m. 3-star LB Marcellius Pulliam (NLI is in at 7:45 a.m.)

• 2:30 p.m. 4-star CB Robert Stafford (NLI is in at 7:33 a.m.)

• 3:00 p.m. 3-star OL Frankie Tinilau (NLI is in at 7:03 a.m.)

• 5:00 p.m. 3-str TE Jackson Carver (NLI is in at 8:14 a.m.)

• TBD - 4-star DE Jayden Wayne (NLI is in at 7:55 a.m.)

• 4-star DL Collins Acheampong: (NLI in at 10:21 a.m.)

• 3-star QB Emory Williams: "At the crack of dawn" (NLI in at 10:40 a.m.)

Miami Targets

• 11:45 a.m. 4-star ATH Edwin Joseph

• 1:00 p.m. 5-star WR Hykeem Williams (FSU commit)

• 3:15 p.m. 4-star CB Damari Brown (ESPN)

• TBD - 4-star DB Conrad Hussey


Sounds like Cormani sat down at the table and forgot the pen. Bad omen. It would truly suck if we lose him. We need A-1 corners, like yesterday.
Saban can lose his whole staff and still get pretty much who he wants. Dem bags are deep. Another mom may end up being our demise.


Aside from Cormani, Edwin Joseph just committed, as originally expected, to FSU. Would love to get more of a pipeline started from his hs.


Hykeem Williams sticks with FSU and Stanquon Clark with Louisville.


Damari Brown to the U! Nice to have him, especially as one of those coming into the day who wasn't 100% as to his plan, taking UM over Bama.

Old Skool

Travis Hunter's ego run amuck. He will announce his commitment when his YouTube page hits 100,000 subscribers. Currently he has 87,000.


PSU S commit Conrad Hussey will not sign today. Miami is involved and could land him.


Travis Hunter's ego run amuck. He will announce his commitment when his YouTube page hits 100,000 subscribers. Currently he has 87,000.

Posted by: Old Skool | December 21, 2022 at 03:57 PM

He learned from the best attention grabber


Gor,DT, and the older Mauigoa bro, LB from WSU inked with the U. All that was expected, other than Cormani, happened today, with no major surprises either direction. Damari Brown is a great pickup. Losing Cormani would hurt. Hope he sticks ultimately.

I give credit to Inniss. Hate that he picked OSU, buy liked that he said what he would do and didn't play big games about it.




Dylan Joyce (Australia) was signed to punt


Dylan Joyce reminds of Hedley without tats. 23 y/o, 6'2" and 213 lbs. Nice pipeline from down under.


Where we stand as of tonight:

Recruiting Class
Year 247 Composite Score
2002 0.8997
2003 0.8907
2004 0.8849
2005 0.9034
2006 0.8793
2007 0.8798
2008 0.8940
2009 0.8945
2010 0.8771
2011 0.8446
2012 0.8736
2013 0.8662
2014 0.8719
2015 0.8500
2016 0.8890
2017 0.8641
2018 0.9061
2019 0.8635
2020 0.8846
2021 0.8915
2022 0.8936
2023 0.9135

Overall Roster Blue Chip Ratio
2006 58.2%
2007 54.5%
2008 49.4%
2009 56.9%
2010 47.6%
2011 39.5%
2012 26.6%
2013 31.9%
2014 32.9%
2015 33.7%
2016 36.8%
2017 37.2%
2018 41.5%
2019 45.6%
2020 50.0%
2021 53.3%
2022 53.6%
2023 58.0%

Highest ratio since 2006

Some more fun facts:
- Attrition over the last two years (62 players) is the highest seen over a two year period from 2007 onward
- The average composite ranking of the top five ranked offensive linemen is the highest from 2006 onward
- Defensive End has an ELITE average 247 composite score (0.9458). The lowest ranked player is Jabari Ismael (0.9120)
- Aside from offensive line, linebacker and cornerback have seen the most refortification in the 2023 class. Caps indicates new players:

Wesley Bissainthe 0.9274
Chase Smith 0.9017
Thomas Davis 0.8763
Corey Flagg Jr 0.8608
Ryan Ragone 0.6999

Chris Graves 0.9365
Te'Cory Couch 0.8954
Daryl Porter Jr. 0.8900
Jadem Harris 0.8819
Malik Curtis 0.8572

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