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On the Road Again: Recruiting Targets for ‘Canes Defensive Line

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~ The following article was contributed by beloved Eye of the Hurricane blogger and recruiting guru, bg1906 ~

On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again! Pardon me, as I’m not a big country music fan, but this mega-hit by Willie Nelson most definitely describes the current state of affairs for the football staff of the Miami Hurricanes.

Since deciding to enforce a self-imposed bowl ban for this year’s 6-6 team, Coach Al Golden and his staff have been hard at work hosting official visitors to Coral Gables as well as, scouring the country for the next great Miami Hurricane football players.  Finding impact players has always been important, but has become even more important now that budding star WR Tommy Streeter and DT Marcus Forston, players Golden probably thought he would have on roster for 2012, have declared for the NFL Draft. With other possible NFL Draft casualties including: star RB Lamar Miller, DE Olivier Vernon, OL Brandon Washington, and S Ray Ray Armstrong, it becomes very apparent that the class of 2012 will need to become the foundation for which Coach Golden builds HIS legacy as the Head Coach of the University of Miami.

Team Needs

The Hurricanes lack overall depth at all positions up and down the roster and are looking to take a class of 30+ recruits to become the foundation of the Golden Era of the Miami Hurricanes. Majority of our needs are on defense and since it’s a lot of information to cover, today we will discuss the defense line and in a few days the LBs and DBs.

DE

At one time this was the deepest position on the entire team, but after some movement (Dyron Dye and David Perry to TE and Adewale Ojomo to DT) and graduation (Marcus Robinson and Andrew Smith) the Canes are left pretty thin in experienced Defensive Ends. Also with the possibility of losing our best DE (Olivier Vernon) to the NFL Draft the Canes find themselves with what could be just one Defensive End (Anthony Chickillo) with any meaningful experience. This is why the Canes have made DE such a high priority in this class. Current DE commitments include: Jelani Hamilton (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) is currently our flagship DE recruit. Out of St. Thomas Aquinas, he is a big kid (6’5, 250 lbs) who could also project as a DT down the road. However, Hamilton is very vocal about remaining at DE and does not want to play inside. He’s a good all around DL who can play both the run and pass, and he shored up his commitment this past weekend on his official visit to Miami. Dwayne Hoilett (Vero Beach, FL), a speedy edge rusher that will need to gain in the size and strength department upon arriving to Miami (6’4, 220 lbs), but who has some definite skill at getting after the QB. Hoilett surprised many scouts at Nike’s The Opening in Oregon earlier this year and received quite a bit of praise after the event. Jake O’Donnell (Doylestown, PA), is a big guy at 6’6, 235 lbs and a pretty decent athlete. His greatest attributes at this time are his quick first step, his motor, and his determination. O’Donnell also flexes into a stand-up DE at times in HS and that is something we’ve seen DC Mark D’Onofrio do with our current DEs, so this will not be foreign to a player like O’Donnell when he arrives.

The Canes aren’t done at this position however and have had several DEs visit officially and are still looking to pick 1 or 2 more DE commitments. The pool will include: Tyriq McCord (Tampa, FL), a big-time, tough and physical kid who is being heavily recruited by Miami as well as several schools in the SEC, McCord is another that can play standing or with his hand down. Will need to increase his size and strength but is an excellent pass rusher with a genuine mean streak. He is good friends with Anthony Chickillo and visited Miami last weekend on an official visit. McCord would be a big time pick-up if the Canes can land him.  The Canes have hit the Juco circuit hard this past year because they need some experienced guys to come in a play right away. This past weekend they brought in highly touted Juco DE Denico Autry (Albermale, NC) for an official visit. Autry is a 6-6, 245 lbs prospect with offers from virtually every major program in the country including Alabama, Florida, FSU, USC, Texas, Georgia, Miami, Oregon, etc. He has a good first step and excellent quickness. He’s more a pass rusher at this stage and will need to add strength to become a complete DE. He was said to have enjoyed his official visit and would be a big time pick-up in this class.

Other DEs that should get some attention in the coming weeks include: Brian Cox Jr (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Eric Kinsey (Miami, FL), and Trent Taylor (Lakeland, FL – A one- time Miami Commitment who decommitted after the Nevin Shapiro story. Taylor is currently committed to Tennessee).

DT

Defensive Tackle is a problem position for the Canes as the team already lacked quality depth in this department due to injuries. Add to the loss of our most experienced DT Marcus Forston to the NFL and very little experienced depth is left at the DT position. The lack of depth did allow some guys like Jalen Grimble and Darius Smith to get reps this season and that should benefit the Canes next season with the returns of Curtis Porter and Luther Robinson. The DT position is a position that is hard to project for but if you can find a difference maker at this position, you have a jewel! Not many great prospects in this class in-state and the Canes are having a hard time recruiting the position. Currently the Canes have only 1 true DT commitment and this is from DT Earl Moore (Tampa, FL). Moore (6’1, 280 lbs) plays the Nose in his high school’s 3-4 scheme and he has some tools to work with. Moore has a quick first stop and gets a good push going up field. He plays the double team well and is able to shed blocks. However, he’s not a DOMINANT player inside and will need to get a bit bigger and stronger to man the NT position at Miami. He is a prospect though and has some nice offers which include Florida, FSU, Georgia, UNC, South Carolina, Tennessee, and USC. So he’s definitely a quality pick-up. The highest rated guy on the Canes list is obviously national #1 DT recruit Eddie Goldman (Washington, DC), who visited Miami this weekend and had a good official visit, but is thought to be an Alabama lean. I would think the Canes would to take 1 or 2 more DTs so a few other DTs who may start being recruited with a shot at becoming a Hurricane include: Visesio Salt (Walnut, CA), Teko Powell (Miami, FL), and Jordan Hinojosa (Miami, FL – Currently committed to Minnesota).

Check back in a few days when we profile the LBs and DBs.

-bg1906
C.C.M.J.T.K.O.

  1. 3-4 line up next year. so wonder which of the incoming DEs will be a DE and which will be OLBs.

  2. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Esteban
    December 15, 2011 at 12:03 PM
    3-4 line up next year. so wonder which of the incoming DEs will be a DE and which will be OLBs.

    ^^^^^^

    More lower extremity injuries too come soon!!

  3. Amari Cooper Senior Highlights: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRSzguCvRGQ

    He’s a wavering a slight bit with Bama but I still expect him to end up there. Rumor is Burgess and maybe Waters will flip on us to Louisville.

  4. What’s the latest with Deon Bush?

  5. avatar
    east st.louis cane says:

    Good article bg we do need some studs on that d-line how i would die too see our d-line like the old days causing havoc.

  6. avatar
    east st.louis cane says:

    Dont burgess suppose to be ee

  7. East S. Louie.

    Yeah but h’e straddling the fince and so is Waters

  8. Burgess and Waters can kick fuggin rocks as far as I am concerned.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  9. If cats would rather be in Kentucky than Miami then all power to them lol

  10. When asked about Miami, Waters responded by saying “they’re still in the picture”.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Da fug outta here with that nonsense.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  11. If we have to cry about losing 2 guys, those wouldn’t be the 2 I’d cry over. Lets put it that way.

  12. avatar
    east st.louis cane says:

    Right if they dont want to be here so be it it is what it is.

  13. BG great stuff as always my dude.

    Keep grindin!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  14. I thought losing Trent Taylor was huge. Kid plays like a monster and will do it big wherever he goes…wish we could get him back.

  15. Walnut (Calif.) Mt. San Antonio Community College OL Visesio Salt had hoped to visit Miami officially this month.

    That didn’t happen.

    But now he says the Canes have offered a visit date to him in January along with his teammate Koliniasi Leota.

    “We’re going to be visiting Miami in January – we’re not sure what date, though,” Salt said.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    The fighting pineapples taking a free trip together.

    Goons.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  16. I bet an 18 year old muffins would have done the same thing.

    Goon!

  17. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!!

    LOL

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  18. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Sorry but when I see some middle of the road kid from Homestead who two months ago was begging for an offer suddenly start “flipping” to another school, it makes me want to jump for joy.

    Because when you translate it to reality, it means recruiting is going WAY better than anticipated and he is now on the outside looking in.

    JMO…

  19. Bg, congratulations! Great article!

    Where in the world is Ricardo Williams??

  20. Bori.

    Rumor is Ricardo will be moving to OLB because he has a hard time gaining and keeping on weight. That’s not confirmed though.

  21. pb, one would hope…(just not sure that is the case since I don’t know who else we got lined up there).

  22. Thanks BG, good stuff! looking forward to your next article. Go Canes!

  23. I was watching the Madison Country vs American Heritage game last night and I will say AGAIN Junior RB Greg Bryant from American Heritage is an ABSOLUTE STUD! Will be HIGHLY recruited next year and has offers already! MONSTER!

  24. Williams perfect for that 3-4

  25. Thanks Bg!!

    He hasn’t see the field, right? He was already thin when he was recruited.

  26. I have the strangest song in my head right now . . .

    Bobby Brown, Ain’t Nobody Humping Around

    WTF?!

    How did that happen?!

  27. Wonderful job as always, bg!!! Thanks so much!!! :-D

  28. bg..is one of those offers from Miami? lol….im glad Golden is attacking the local schools where it seems RS didnt.

  29. JSQ..you have a 1991 flashback lol

  30. UMike.

    Unfortunately he doesn’t have a UM offer yet. BUT I mos def see 1 in the near future.

    Bori.

    Ricardo redshirted.

  31. bg…I noticed Louisville already has one commit from Homestead, and all 3 are being recruited by Hurtt

  32. bg, seems like a lot of guys in the 2013 class are being slow played in terms of offers. No its surprising, but as some of these kids went to the camps, I am surprised by this…

  33. Shwarma.

    I think they want to be sure about the scholarship situation going foward (sanctions) before they put out a bunch of 2013 offers.

  34. UMike.

    Hurrtt IS Louisville’s pipeline into MIA. If they go, they go, Burgess hasn’t really impressed me in his tape, and though I like Waters, he’s not beyond being replaced. Guys like Northrup are a much bigger damn if he flips.

  35. Also UMike.

    They JUST picked up that commitment this weekend from the DL at Homestead. Pedro something or other.

  36. bg..I hear..if they go they go..I dont like the thought of losing another big lb..but with all these big time visitors lately, might free up need scholies

  37. bg – 110% spot on

  38. UMike.

    Burgess is small. He’ll need a redshirt year anyways. He’s not all that IMO honestly. Now Northrup. BALL PLAYER! I think he sticks! Just worry about him IF he doesn’t EE.

  39. yeah always saw Williams as an OLB in the 3-4. Real thin frame so never going to be 280 or so. But can turn him into a chiseled 245-250. See him with a Manny Lawson physique eventually.

  40. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Esteban
    December 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM
    yeah always saw Williams as an OLB in the 3-4. Real thin frame so never going to be 280 or so. But can turn him into a chiseled 245-250. See him with a Manny Lawson physique eventually.

    ^^^^^^

    I Picture him lining down in a 3 pt stance ready to rush only do stand/back up prior to the ball being snapped then waiting on the ot/te to come block him…

  41. Nash.

    U’z a wild boy!

  42. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    bg1906
    December 15, 2011 at 5:15 PM
    Nash.

    U’z a wild boy!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SazBzvQ0ZAM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  43. Manny_Navarro Manny Navarro
    Wow. #Norland RB Duke Johnson is averaging 10.5 yards per carry — highest average I’ve seen among Dade RBs all-time

  44. UMike says:
    December 15, 2011 at 5:29 PM
    Manny_Navarro Manny Navarro
    Wow. #Norland RB Duke Johnson is averaging 10.5 yards per carry — highest average I’ve seen among Dade RBs all-time
    //////////////////////////////

    That’s only cause my stats wasn’t printed from the parks/sandlot games around DADE County, that’s all!

  45. Nashvillecane says:
    December 15, 2011 at 5:12 PM
    Esteban
    December 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM
    yeah always saw Williams as an OLB in the 3-4. Real thin frame so never going to be 280 or so. But can turn him into a chiseled 245-250. See him with a Manny Lawson physique eventually.

    ^^^^^^

    I Picture him lining down in a 3 pt stance ready to rush only do stand/back up prior to the ball being snapped then waiting on the ot/te to come block him…
    ///////////////////////////////

    Who in the hell want our guys to be looking at chris canty as the litmus test to achieve. The 3-4 creates to much drama on defense, to much unnecessary crap happening, just line-up in the 4-3 and let’s see if you can out athlete us. Those defenses we had were the best defenses, period. That 3-4 is doo doo if a team can run the ball. If they have good pulling guards, good luck. While it makes you a bigger defense, is kind of like a redzone defense for real, we’ll see what happens.

    nash, i just don’t get what the purpose of having a defensive end standing up from time to time just to take on and oncoming blocker, wheres the advantage in that. We’ll see what excuses coach do noff uses next year.

  46. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Freelancing and gap integrity I’m sure will be at the top

    Lol

  47. Nashvillecane says:
    December 15, 2011 at 5:49 PM
    Freelancing and gap integrity I’m sure will be at the top

    Lol
    /////////////////////////////

    Sounds like somebody stole some jeans!

  48. bg1906
    December 15, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    I was watching the Madison Country vs American Heritage game last night and I will say AGAIN Junior RB Greg Bryant from American Heritage is an ABSOLUTE STUD! Will be HIGHLY recruited next year and has offers already! MONSTER!

    The QB is pretty good too…..who knew American Heritage had a football team…only basketball when I was in High School some 20 years ago.

  49. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Nice article bg keeping some of us in the loop

  50. Nice article BG

    We do have Darrington Sentimore coming in for a visit, thought to be an Alabama lean.. Big player that’s JUCO at the moment..

  51. Calvin says:
    December 15, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    Nashvillecane says:
    December 15, 2011 at 5:12 PM
    Esteban
    December 15, 2011 at 4:59 PM
    yeah always saw Williams as an OLB in the 3-4. Real thin frame so never going to be 280 or so. But can turn him into a chiseled 245-250. See him with a Manny Lawson physique eventually.

    ^^^^^^

    I Picture him lining down in a 3 pt stance ready to rush only do stand/back up prior to the ball being snapped then waiting on the ot/te to come block him…
    ///////////////////////////////

    Who in the hell want our guys to be looking at chris canty as the litmus test to achieve. The 3-4 creates to much drama on defense, to much unnecessary crap happening, just line-up in the 4-3 and let’s see if you can out athlete us. Those defenses we had were the best defenses, period. That 3-4 is doo doo if a team can run the ball. If they have good pulling guards, good luck. While it makes you a bigger defense, is kind of like a redzone defense for real, we’ll see what happens.

    nash, i just don’t get what the purpose of having a defensive end standing up from time to time just to take on and oncoming blocker, wheres the advantage in that. We’ll see what excuses coach do noff uses next year.

    —————

    Someone as basic as Bobby Petrino begs to differ about that 4-3 crap being the best.. Might be why he didn’t let the AD waste the money hiring Shannon..

  52. Name another one:

    You look at the calls shannon made that game, the only difference was, louisvillie had alot of skill position guys from Florida making 1 on 1 plays, petrino didn’t out scheme shannon, and don’t forget about all those 3 and outs either!

  53. Bennie.

    Sentimore is an Alabama transfer, not an Alabama lean.

  54. CC.

    yeah that qb had some giddy up in him. he can scoot.

  55. Regardless..

    We have him visiting and Alabama is a machine on the DL.

  56. Rob Lockhart and Charlie Miller.

    Make it happen, bg.

  57. Bennie.

    Hahahaha, I hear ya!

  58. Hurri.

    Lockhart is a strong, strong possible and that’s IF or if not Waters leaves. Miller we have to keep watching but nothing solid on him yet.

  59. Hurri says:
    December 15, 2011 at 11:06 PM
    Rob Lockhart and Charlie Miller.

    Make it happen, bg.
    //////////////////////////////

    goldie is on the case, he’s been reading your reports on charlie miller. I luv what that coach from charlie miller told bret bilema at wisconsin, he said something like “i never seen footage of that wide receiver crew you got, but i can bet you he’s not better than miller, you’re wasting your time going after anybody else.”

    I lnow one thing, we’ll have playmakers at that wideout spot soon enuff, and they definitely won’t lack confidence coming in. Time for rashawn scott to either step his game up or get stepped on. phillip dorsett, he knows what to do. I’ll repeat, with allen hurns being the lead receiver and setting the tone, the only reason hurns fell off, i kept saying it, he was trying to play hurt and trying to be a wideout wit ha hurt shoulder like he had, just won’t due. He only fumbled against fsu because of that shoulder. If he comes back 100% healthy, he’s going to continue to be a nightmare out their for opposing db’s, he’s nobody’s fluke.

    This coaching staff will protect em and as long as he can workout and began to lead the workouts, this receiving crew will advance a lil further as time goes. As it stands right now until hurns gets back, dorsett will be leading the way, one of the best route runners on the team. Their is definitely going to be strong competition to get on that field at the wide reciever spot.

    For those who think shannon didn’t know how to recruit look at how many juniors have the opportunity to turn pro, add in the seniors who’ll be drafted, shannon built the draftable talent back up and left goldie with alot of tools to work with.

  60. love this (from allcanes):

    “Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher was set to go on the Dan Sileo Show and couldn’t be found, so Miami head coach Al Golden, driving around Tampa on a recruiting trip, called in to talk football. Some highlights”:

    http://blog.allcanes.com/golden-rings-up-sileo-show

  61. good!

    “Johnson could make season debut Saturday for Canes”
    by: Steve Gorten December 15th, 2011 | 4:54 PM

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/

  62. more duke:

    “Miami Hurricanes’ top recruit Duke Johnson looking to make his mark”
    by Jorge Milian
    http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2011/12/15/miami-hurricanes-top-recruit-duke-johnson-looking-to-make-his-mark/

  63. bg – as always, well-done!

  64. This sure is ironic huh? Mizzou undefeated?

    2011-2012 SCHEDULE

    Date Opponent / Event Location Time

    10/21/11 vs. Black & Gold Game # Mizzou Arena 8:00 p.m. CT
    10/30/11 at Missouri Southern # Joplin, Mo. W, 114-68
    11/02/11 vs. Truman St # Mizzou Arena W, 87-48
    11/07/11 vs. Central Missouri # Mizzou Arena W, 88-70
    11/11/11 vs. SEMO Mizzou Arena W, 83-68
    CBE Regional Rounds
    11/14/11 vs. Mercer Mizzou Arena W, 81-63
    11/17/11 vs. Niagara Mizzou Arena W, 83-52

    CBE Classic
    11/21/11 vs. (RV / RV) Notre Dame Kansas City, Mo. W, 87-58
    11/22/11 vs. (20 / 18) Cal Kansas City, Mo. W, 92-53

    11/27/11 vs. Binghamton Mizzou Arena W, 88-59
    12/02/11 vs. Northwestern State Mizzou Arena W, 90-56
    12/06/11 vs. Villanova New York City W, 81-71
    12/10/11 vs. Navy Mizzou Arena W, 84-59
    12/15/11 vs. Kennesaw State Mizzou Arena W, 104-67
    12/18/11 vs. William & Mary Mizzou Arena 2:00 p.m. CT

  65. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    autum, Loved that piece allcanes did about Golden calling into the Sileo show. This will not be the last time time he steals Jimbo’s thunder. The guy is non stop. I truly belive he will have the Canes playing for ACC and National titles sooner than later.

  66. agreed CapeCoral

  67. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    SMD confirms B Washington declares for NFL

  68. Olivier Vernon also as per Joe Rose

  69. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  70. Duke Johnson just declared…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  71. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  72. THE HUMANITY!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  73. [JSQ tries to jump out of window and then discovers it doesn't open]

  74. Et tu, Mr. Teddy Bear II?

  75. [pulls knife from back]

  76. I could hardly believe it, when I heard the news today
    I had to come and get it straight from []_[]
    They said you were leaving, someone swept your heart away
    From the look upon your face I see it’s truuuuue
    So tell me all about it, tell me about the plans you’re making
    Then tell me one thing more before I go

    Tell me how am supposed to live without []_[]
    Now that I’ve been lovin’ []_[] so long
    How am I supposed to live without []_[]
    How am I supposed to carry on
    When all that I’ve been livin ‘for is gone

  77. I’m glad I’m taking this well . . .

    [JSQ dabs tears and blows nose]

  78. JSQ,

    Better days will come!

  79. I know, Bori, it’s never been about one player with me, but damn, BREAK MY HEART, BWASH!!!

    Love that kid and wish him all the success in the world, but I’m not gonna lie, I have tears in my eyes and my lower lip is noticably protruding.

  80. Damn….I thought it was all about the U….

  81. good-bye class of 08’……. thank God they are gone with the exception of Spence!

  82. Breaking news!!! Contrary to what has been reported on twitter, Brandon washington told me that he will come back for his senior season

  83. Don’t toy with my emotions, Caniak!

  84. it is true JSQ, he said that he will come back for his senior season

  85. Seriously though…..Somebody do some research.

    Has there every been this many early declarations from a 6-6 team??

    Maybe they figure they’ll never play in a Bowl Game, ACCCG, or NCG during their remaining tenure, so they’re dipping.

  86. Maybe he saw my Facebook status?! Lol.

    I want to see EVIDENCE before I dry my tears!

    And if this is true, I am suing SMD for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

  87. Working from seven to eleven every night
    It really makes life a drag, I don’t think that’s right.
    I’ve really, really been the best of fools, I did what I could.
    ‘Cause I love []_[] baby, How I love []_[], darling, How I love []_[], baby,
    How I love []_[] girl
    But baby, since I’ve been loving []_[], I’m about to lose my worried mind

  88. He’s gone.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  89. MUFFINS, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  90. What’s next, is Mike James going to come to my house and kick my puppy and then declare for the draft too?

  91. I’m glad I’m not, you know, completely overreacting to any of this.

  92. oh no!!!!!!!!!

    kendal thompkins & davon johnson each declared that they are “taking (their) football talent to the nfl”

    drew rosenhaus was seen with them at monty’s

  93. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/
    the story has not yet been updated, but it will be soon. I am certain that he is coming back

  94. canez1 – don’t want anyone to have to talk you off the windowsill

    . . . you should know that i was jk in my last post

    . . . thompkins & johnson gonna blow up this year

  95. Hope the MNW kids shit on Rosenhaus as hard as they shit on the program.

  96. They both are gone! No coming back.

  97. I honestly think had Streeter and Forston not declared B. Wash wouldn’t have. I think at this juncture he’s not interested in another < 10 win season so he bolted. All of them are bolting. New beginnings. 08 never lived up to the enormous expectations placed on them. This class won't have nearly that type of pressure and I think will be much better overall than the 08 class.

  98. Autumn LOL I am fine with these kids moving on.

    Their track record speaks for itself.

    Might take some time to replace but I am ok with that.

    Culture change in progress.

    We didn’t have many kids leave when the coaching change took place so this is just a continuation of that process.

    Future is bright.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  99. Also they are saying that Ojomo will probably not his 6th year approved.

  100. Ojomo has been here for FIVE YEARS?!?!

    Wow. He got in there right after I left.

    Maybe it is not me leaving UM that is the curse, maybe it is Ojomo.

  101. Just trying to look at this and there will be TONS of playing time and opportunities for Freshman

    QB – Morris/Williams/Dewey
    HB – James/Clements/Duke Johnson – Freshman
    WR – Hurns
    WR – Dorsett
    LT – Henderson
    LG – Linder
    C – McDermott
    RG – Wheeler
    RT – Feliciano
    TE – Walford/Cleveland/Dye

    DE – Chickillo
    DT – Smith
    DT – Porter
    DE – ????
    WLB – Perryman
    MLB – Cain
    SLB – Gaines
    CB – McGee
    CB – Finnie
    FS – Armstrong
    SS – Telemaque

  102. Gonna have to make those jello shots extra strong next year . . .

  103. I shall call it “Wait, I’m at a football game?” strong; an improvement over “Drink until you think they are National Champions” strong.

  104. Canez1 says:
    December 16, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn_iz8z2AGw

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    ///////////////////////////////

    This mofo hiya is off the chain, ROFL!

  105. Christmas shopping is DONE!

    Woo hoo!

  106. Canez1
    December 16, 2011 at 9:39 AM
    Duke Johnson just declared…
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    LMAO! This got me rollin.

  107. I honestly don’t care if guys are leaving, i can understand why these guys are taking off in drobes, especially b-wash & forston. That man is basically saying, hell, as long as he makes an nfl roster, he’ll be able to provide more than he ever could and get his Mother and them out of overtown. forston trying to get his family out the Bean. So these guys are looking at the minimums and more importantly, somebody strikes again because all of these guys are saying to themselves, “if sam shields made it and has been excelling in the pro’s than hell, we know we can make it”. I like how people complained about the 2008 class and their play but now are complaining about them leaving, lol.

    It’s UM, we just reload, miller gone, in comes the duke, streeter gone, hurns still here and i got one of these freshmen balling, hopefully d’mauri jones is not 6’4 and more in the 6’2 range, so he’ll be able to maintain his quickness at the college level.

  108. The mass exodus is on. Kids are allergic to winning.

  109. CK says:
    December 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    The mass exodus is on. Kids are allergic to winning.
    ////////////////////////////

    They allergic to not having money, and with everything being dried up now because of the ncaa hovering around, these guys got to go get it now!

  110. avatar
    PlayaCane aka Rashad says:

    Come on Kendall Thompkins, it’s your turn to declare and open up another scholly! haha

  111. Can Brandon McGee please leave too?

  112. Calvin
    December 16, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    CK says:
    December 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    The mass exodus is on. Kids are allergic to winning.
    ////////////////////////////

    They allergic to not having money, and with everything being dried up now because of the ncaa hovering around, these guys got to go get it now!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Whatever happened to going to college to earn a degree and if the NFL doors open, then you walk through. Anyways, the big money in the NFL is typically in the signing bonus for rookies so a 200k hit now is actually a 600k gain later.

  113. I want to see if this staff can pull ty darlington from going to oklahoma. With all these positions coming open, that’ll definitely free up alot of schalorships. Also, players and drew rosenhaus getting to close, he’s definitely not going to turn to much money away, that’s for sure, lol.

  114. Washington also said, “I feel like I want to come back another season. I like [Head] coach [Al] Golden and his staff. I like [offensive line] coach [Art] Kehoe. It’s happy environment, so you just want to be around it.”

    Washington said then that he wanted to become the first member of his family to graduate from college.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Jus sayin

  115. Cal.

    Not going to happen. Darlington is a OU legacy. Parent went there.

  116. CK says:
    December 16, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    Calvin
    December 16, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    CK says:
    December 16, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    The mass exodus is on. Kids are allergic to winning.
    ////////////////////////////

    They allergic to not having money, and with everything being dried up now because of the ncaa hovering around, these guys got to go get it now!
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Whatever happened to going to college to earn a degree and if the NFL doors open, then you walk through. Anyways, the big money in the NFL is typically in the signing bonus for rookies so a 200k hit now is actually a 600k gain later.
    /////////////////////////////

    lol, are you serious, that’s the purpose people go to college, to have/increase their earning power, if alot of college kids(i’m talking non athletes) could come out their 3rd year in college making over 200k a year, this would be UM’s campus:
    http://youtu.be/CQFEY9RIRJA

  117. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    We better have a hell of a lot of EE to count towards last years class if we can only sign 25 this year.

  118. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Golden’s gonna load up on juco’s to get em in by January. I think we actually signed 15 that made it last year so that would make 35 total available this year with 10 being EE. Am i missing something or is that right?

  119. CapeCoral.

    For those that sign regular, I wouldn’t be surprised if we sign some others late like we did Corey King this year after we see who does/doesn’t get into school. AJL was thought to be an EE but its SURE he won’t know, but he has a chance to get in for fall. We’ll have to see.

  120. ^^^This is when the academic standards kinda hurt because you can’t screw up like Golden says, you have to be spot on and sure the kid’ll get in, hence the truthfulness with Leggett.

  121. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Irreconcilable differences between the 08 class and alot of this fan base….it’s best for the parting of ways

    Bg you hit the nail on the head with the reference to the expectations and the results with that class as a whole

    Calvin you’re right to bout ppl complaining about them underachieving and them leaving together at the same time…

    One has to believe that the players are more disappointed than ANY FAN could be in how their career’s played out on the field…

    Plus with the mass exodus we’ll see just how good a program builder goldie is now having to really start from scratch?? Btw this ain’t the MAC

  122. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Bg what was that Hurt was saying about goldie being in for a big shock when trying to get a boat load of juco guys in???

    Admission problems…..

  123. Nashville.

    Unfortunately….Yes Sir!

  124. Temple beat Maryland this year. Did we?

  125. JSQ.

    True!

  126. Golden produced a first rounder last year.

    Did Randy?

  127. Hurtt can kiss my a$$ – dude is on my “list.”

  128. I’m with Cal on D’Mauri Jones…..I wanna see what he can do.

  129. JSQ.

    wORD!

  130. Prepare for this next year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KGRZuWXVhA

    We are going to take our lumps due to lack of experience.

  131. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    The sky is falling crowd is out in full force (not here)

    Woe is me.

    Next

    As a famous journalist once screeched: “Is this the end of Miami football?”

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  132. Cx3.

    Mos Def not the end, but a new beginning. Reminds of the years after sanctions when Butch first game. We’ll be competitive and take some lumps, but the experience will be INVALUABLE and when these pups become dogs…LOOK OUT!

  133. Yeah, I don’t think we are winning the NC next year and I think BWash is a sweet kid but I would have done the same thing at his age.

    If I could do it over again, I would have probably done a phd rather than a jd but I didn’t because I was f’ing greedy.

    Anyway, I’ll be there no matter what.

    Roll call for Notre Dame game – it is in October, right?

  134. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    If anyone is interested in watching Duke the Norland – Wakulla game is on Sun Sports right now. Channel 57 on comcast.

  135. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Jsq this ain’t about shannon…where the hell did that come from? Smh…

    So who was the coach that got beat by umd?? And bc…two very bad teams…

    All I’m sayin is after all the former hc’s guys are gone, and Goldie has to start from scratch well see how good a program builder he is in a MAJOR conference….

    At this point it wouldnt surprise me if he bailed to psu???

  136. The boy was up against the wall, his hands up, Jerry behind him in a close position, with his hands wrapped around the boy. I thought to myself this is a sexual position,” he testified.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    This mc-Quear—y guy ain’t to bright, no wonder they been getting away with all this shat for so long. sandbuttski just told em when he came in, i’m showing em what the police when they frisk you!

  137. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    bg…..We will have mad squabbles though.

  138. Nash, stick with one issue – your argument was about building a program, not about coaching it on the field.

    He built a program that beat a team we didn’t and he developed talent better than our last regime.

    So, this might not be the MAC, but the evidence shows he already did more than we did in the ACC with his MAC talent.

    . . . and Randy Shannon will always have one foot in any discussion about our football program for the next 3 years simply because that is the most recent basis for comparison.

  139. And if you are seriously worried about Golden headed to Penn State, here, have a cupcake and cheer up! :-)

  140. I just heard that Baraka Bradley and Sebastian Clark are getting along well in my back yard.

    I’m picturing them talking about ‘Canes football like their mom and dad! :-)

  141. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I agree about the experience, bg

    Look at it this way. What is better for the team in 2013 and 2014? To have FR/SO gain valuable experience in 2012? Or to have the three or four players we might really miss in 2012 squeeze in one more year? The question answers itself.

    Best of luck and much success to those leaving. They are actually helping our future teams by forcing early experience.

  142. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    lol – Oh yea – bg – “Is this the end…” quote was from a journalist-who-shall-remain-nameless after the midget rat allegations blew up in the press about 5 months ago.

  143. I keep wondering why it keeps being stated that goldie and his crew developed talent better than randy and his crew, lol, goldie was there 5 years and got what looks like about 2 players drafted in that time span, i know they didn’t have any players drafted at all the year before(which would’ve been goldie’s 4th year)
    in the mean time, when shannon took over, he went from having a back-up(spendcer adkins) get drafted in the 6th round, to continously putting players in the nfl under his reign, but somehow goldie and his staff were better developers of talent, lol.

  144. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Duke with a 4 yd TD run…Norland 7 Wakulla 0

  145. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    JSQ
    December 16, 2011 at 1:15 PM
    Nash, stick with one issue – your argument was about building a program, not about coaching it on the field.

    ^^^^^

    Building a program and winning is the same thing IMO

  146. Duke is such a beast..

  147. Bennie, the beast showed he’s human too, as he fumbled earlier in the quarter.

  148. All these kids chasin’ the paper…gotta go what they gotta do, but interested to see what they do in the league…

    Also, anyone nervous about Drew picking up all these kids….same crew who liked taking that money from that bytch Shapiro…

  149. Duuuuuuuuuuuuke! Lol

  150. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Duke with a 6 yd TD run…14-0 Norland.

  151. Nash, there is a distinction when you are coaching kids you inherited, rather than those you chose and developed.

  152. And sure this team might take its lumps last year, but the tailgates have been the best part of the games recently, so actually nothing new. All part of that process. As Jim Kramer would say, “buy, buy, buy”

  153. Bennie you watching the game?

  154. bg1906 says:
    December 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM
    Cal.

    Not going to happen. Darlington is a OU legacy. Parent went there.
    /////////////////////////////

    “NO EXCUSES” :)

  155. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    JSQ
    December 16, 2011 at 1:18 PM
    And if you are seriously worried about Golden headed to Penn State, here, have a cupcake and cheer up!

    ^^^^^^

    And I said it wouldn’t surprise me IF he bailed…and I would be somewhat glad he went. As long as someone who has won a darn conf game vs a team with a winning record was hired…

  156. What a monster lol

  157. Yea Shwarma.. Enjoying watching Wakulla crash and burn.

  158. Duke witha 60 yard punt return after a safety. Norland pouring it on 23-0

  159. Damn Duke is going off…just found the audio. Know Duke has the two TDs rushing, but how many yards he got?

  160. Think he’s floating around 60 or so, don’t quote me lol

  161. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    JSQ
    December 16, 2011 at 1:43 PM
    Nash, there is a distinction when you are coaching kids you inherited, rather than those you chose and developed.

    ^^^^^^

    I know..

    Tell that to Hoke at Michigan and James Franklin at vandy…

  162. Yeah, Nash, Michigan really hurts. Denard is from Deerfield. His friend from high school who works at a nearby gas station carries my tailgate ice to my car. Says he and Denard love the ‘Canes.

    Hearing that was like taking a bullet.

    We probably wouldn’t have utilized him properly anyway. :-(

  163. D-Rob would’ve been Hester 2.0.

  164. Duke Johnson’s official halftime stats: 159 total yards, 3 TDs. 13-59-2 TDs rush, 2-31 rec., 69-kick return.

  165. JSQ.

    Denard had an offer but as a DB. He wanted to play QB so he went where the opportunity was. Hoke is trying to make him more a pro style qb, but he struggles when under center. He still is most effective out of the gun and running spread concepts. WE didn’t want to do that.

  166. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    I think DRob was recruited as a ath/db at UM but wanted to be a qb so he rolled with rich rod coz he was know to work well with dual threat qb’s…

    But I brought up early in the season how the oc at mich was trying to make him a pocket qb thru the 1st few games and they struggled but as soon as they adjusted to the talent on hand they played much better…Thats the point some on here was saying goldie and do noffin should have done with or guys…players not plays is what they preached but did the opposite!!

    For instance our safeties last year had 10-11 pick between the two of them but this year they weren’t hardly in the same picture when a pass was completed…just one example…

  167. I love it when people point out the exception and ignore the norm when it comes to making a point.

    Convenient…

    Meh never mind all of that.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  168. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Bg do u think Goldie would have recruited DRob as a qb???

    I think not????

  169. Yes, bg, that is my point.

    Would have been a waste.

  170. He would’ve punted here.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  171. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Canez1
    December 16, 2011 at 2:55 PM
    He would’ve punted here.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^

    Armpuntitis….

    Lmbbo at that the other day watching some other qb throw

  172. Nashville.

    I don’t think so. Doesn’t fit Height and Weight Requirement for QB in pro set but who knows. Maybe he would’ve. Don’t know.

  173. Lol.

    Might not have been that bad but we would not have built an offense around the kid. Just like we didn’t with Jacory.

    I prefer the pro-style offense but it is heart-breaking to hear that from his friend. Makes you think what might have been.

    There are countless other examples of kids that have ended up being great players and they loved the ‘Canes but we didn’t want them.

    Hosley is another guy from around here.

    Oh wait, nevermind, he goes to VA Tech and we don’t want to emulate anything they have done in the last 5 years…

  174. Just saw green and orange in the stands at the state game… Wonder which coach it was.

  175. Chris Nee from Rivals said he’s going to make a SERIOUS push for Duke to receive 5 star status

  176. bg, stats today won’t be as gaudy as the past couple weeks, but kid is dominating games

  177. Still got 4 td’s today though.

  178. I know, and might get another on this drive, just means yardage wise

  179. I think IF we could get Mike Davis and you add Duke you got Bush and White but the Miami version and potentially better!

  180. Haha and on cue he houses one! There is some yardage!

  181. This dude is SICK

  182. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Duke just took one 48 yds for a score…Norland blowing them out.

  183. And finally he throws up the U

  184. I’ve never seen a player like Duke; should start his own stiff arm clinic.

    Build the team around this guy

  185. Lol, I’m glad there isn’t any pressure on this kid before he even steps foot on campus much less signs on the dotted line.

  186. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    bg1906 says:
    December 16, 2011 at 3:01 PM
    Nashville.

    I don’t think so. Doesn’t fit Height and Weight Requirement for QB in pro set but who knows. Maybe he would’ve. Don’t know.

    ^^^^^^^^

    You mean goldie’s got height and weight requirements too??? 

    Gthooh (jk)

    :-)

    Lol

  187. Nice hat he has lol

  188. JSQ.

    He’s solid and an EE. Lots of talent. As close to a can’t miss as you can get. Just pray no injuries and he stays hungry!

  189. Yeah C1…..

    You tell someone that you aren’t thrilled with the prospect of a 5’10 QB, and they say,

    “What about Doug Flutie….?”

  190. I have a vision of a packed stadium full of thousands of Ibis hats….

  191. With Benjamin gone we all know who gets #3 eh??? LOL

  192. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    JSQ
    December 16, 2011 at 3:33 PM
    Lol, I’m glad there isn’t any pressure on this kid before he even steps foot on campus much less signs on the dotted line.

    ^^^^^

    Lol…

    Foe real…

    And then the cycle repeats itself

  193. avatar
    east st louis cane says:

    Bg any idea who the ee are.

  194. East St. Louis

    As of now that I know…

    Duke Johnson
    Ereck Flowers
    Preston Dewey
    Gray Crow
    Raphael Kirby
    Josh Witt
    Ladarius Gunter – Juco

    Reggie Northrup – He will be one to watch but is expected to be an EE
    Larry Hope – Maybe
    Vernon Davis – Maybe

  195. avatar
    east st louis cane says:

    Thanks bg duke is a beast.

  196. Just in from Twitter…

    Laura McKeeman @LauraMcKeeman

    Just spoke w/ #Illinois LB commit Keith Brown after his Norland team won ST championship. He says 80% chance he re-commits to #Miami

  197. ^^^Yeah Ok Keith! I’ll believe it when I see it! If that happens, we have some FORGIVING coaches! LOL

  198. I agree, bg but my point is not about Duke, it’s about our fans.

    It reminds me of that episode of South Park about Britney Spears.

    We build these kids up to be larger than life before they even play and then when they don’t reach our impossible expectations, we are brutal.

    Not saying I am any different, just making an observation.

  199. Hurri LMFAO!! That is EXACTLY what I am talking about.

    Love it.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  200. JSQ.

    Very true! We have to keep it all in perspective! Very true and excellent point. Got some information for you on that “issue.” My people need contact info for them.

  201. Sending you his contact info via text, bg. Thanks so much!

  202. Ray Ray Armstrong @boom_king26

    I was taught to never QUIT anythang thats why I FINISH EVERYTHANG… Dats y I can’t leave dis cause I’m not finished #slowgrind

  203. At least he’s not tweeting about free chicken

  204. JSQ

    wORD!

  205. Emailed his number to you as well, bg, will be coming from my work addy. Just texted him and told him to expect to hear from you.

    I really appreciate it.

    Canes fam!

  206. No probs. Have already sent it to my people.

  207. C1….

    Those who reach, are subject to fail.

    Same people who are scared to fly in airplanes, and don’t realize that you’re in a billion times more danger, the INSTANT you start the ignition in your car.

    For example….I’m typing this, while driving, as we speak…..

  208. For those that didn’t get the South Park reference:

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britney's_New_Look

  209. Keith Brown saying he’ll announce OFFICIALLY in San Antonio US Army game, that should tell us all we need to know, that game has NEVER been good to us! LOL

  210. Garmon recruiting also picking up. He’s going to visit Arkansas too. That is good because I think the first to commit between he, Mike Davis, and Wes Brown will be the 3rd and final RB in this class. Unless Goldie and crew start recruiting somebody that just APPEARS! Those dudes get AROUND!

  211. I’m hoping he visits on a weekend that the dog food plant stinks up the town.

    That happens in Fayetville every now and again. Nice college town, but ocassionally it smells like puppy chow.

    Fingers crossed!

  212. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Since Goldie is pretty good at marketing (himself) he needs to come up with a catchy theme/name for this recruiting class. It would attract players and “brand” the class.

    A catchy phrase or slogan that ties in with the fact that a lot of them will probably be seeing significant playing time as freshmen.

    Like Michigan had with the Fab Five.

    The U Fab 25?

    The Fab Freshmen?

    Grist for the mill? j/k

  213. bg…i read somewhere that Keith Brown said something to the effect of..”i just want to get my brother a scholarship anywhere..if I do that my job is done”…it MIGHT be possible that as long as his brother gets an offer somewhere, he can still come back to miami…the way his comment was said, it basically sounded like he didnt need to be with his brother, just wanted him to get a scholarship

  214. Is that Six in the background? – http://yfrog.com/h3dmzbnj

  215. bg, what other cane targets are playing in that game that are announcing….

    And you know, if Brown is truly back in the fold, might give coaches more reason to let Burgess walk. Kirby, Brown and Northrup could be what the Spence, Futch and Cookie class should have been.

  216. Nice little video put together. Duke’s punt return and 2nd TD both look pretty sick http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgKCc-hoBRU

  217. His last TD where he laid down three stiff arms.. SIIIIIIIICK.

  218. Nashvillecane says:
    December 16, 2011 at 2:01 PM
    JSQ
    December 16, 2011 at 1:43 PM
    Nash, there is a distinction when you are coaching kids you inherited, rather than those you chose and developed.

    ^^^^^^

    I know..

    Tell that to Hoke at Michigan and James Franklin at vandy…
    ////////////////////////////

    rofl, “NO EXCUSES” especially when you got left with seasoned players, that 4 year extension won’t mean much if coach do noff(who single handedly lost 5 out of the 6 games this year) don’t elevate his game. You can yell all day but he still got 100 miles to go”

  219. I think the true U fans have learned their lesson about regarding high expectations,
    been hurt too bad
    too many times

  220. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Apparently we have some commit named Duke Johnson that’s supposed to be halfway decent.

    Really haven’t heard that much about him other than he’s ok running with the ball.

  221. avatar
    DaytonCane says:

    I dont know why so many people are surprised about guys going pro after sub-par years, it happens every year in every draft. Guys leave for whatever the reason and it doesn’t make sense to anybody but them. They didn’t accomplish anything while they were here, but a lot of it wasn’t there fault. It was the fault of both the administration and the former HC for continuing to run this huge money-maker into the ground.

    Golden knows what he is doing, you cant do what you did for a program like Temple and not know what you’re doing. People cant even name another HC that had to deal with the amount of apathy towards a program that Golden had to endure when he got to Temple. That was a real disaster.

    This team will be very young next year, and we’ll probably hover around 7-8 wins if things go right. But the future is undeniably bright because of the way Golden is doing things. He has a chance to restore this program back to the way it was under Butch, he just needs more time and the players that fit his system.

    We’ve had insider after insider come on here and tell us things that were going on inside the program, and they only sounded worse and worse every time. And people wonder why we were so inconsistent under Randy and remained the same way in Golden’s first year. I never heard these types of things about RichRod at Michigan or even Charlie Weis at Notre Dame. The main thing about those situations were bad systems (Michigan) and terrible recruiting (Notre Dame), not a combination of the two plus like 5 other bad things (Miami).

    With some of the logic that I’ve heard from some on the board, one would deduce that Tim Tebow is a good NFL QB because he looks good in his first year as a full-time starter. Even if it occured in a lockout-shortened season and the main reason they are winning is because their defense is done a complete 180 from the beginning of the year, it doesn’t matter because all you can see is what’s in front of your face instead of projecting forward as well. Same logic…

  222. Chad Simmons
    ChadSimmons_ Chad Simmons
    Corey Johnson of Stephenson says Raphael Kirby has confirmed that he’ll enroll at #Miami in January. 4-star LB on Scout.

  223. Ladies & gentlemen, i have found phillyCane:
    http://youtu.be/j1HkqWvFaL0

  224. Northrup isn’t looking impressive at all..

    Hoping the game isn’t too big for him.

  225. Bennie says:
    December 16, 2011 at 8:48 PM
    Northrup isn’t looking impressive at all..

    Hoping the game isn’t too big for him.
    /////////////////////////////

    He’s from the gainesville area of course it is! You see how duke johnson and them came out the tunnel b4 the game, lol, the game is just where they expect to be!

  226. Bennie.

    What game were YOU watching????!!!!! Northrup played a very good game. Was always around the ball and he’s physical. My only criticisms of him are that if the play is away from him he kind of loafs and he got in his feelings at game’s end and got sat down by his DC.

  227. ^^^^He HAD to finish with double digit takles and he had a few big hits in the game. #9 was the guy you were SUPPOSED to be watching! You taking a football cred hit on that one man! HAHAHA!

  228. bg1906 says:
    December 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM
    Bennie.

    What game were YOU watching????!!!!! Northrup played a very good game. Was always around the ball and he’s physical. My only criticisms of him are that if the play is away from him he kind of loafs and he got in his feelings at game’s end and got sat down by his DC.
    //////////////////////////////

    That’s what they do in that gainesville area(see kevin nelson & devonta davis)!

  229. Cal.

    Sorry bruh but dude is a balla. He got game.

  230. bg1906 says:
    December 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM
    Cal.

    Sorry bruh but dude is a balla. He got game.
    ////////////////////////////////

    We heard this before(see the prior to recent examples k & d pouting network)!

  231. He’s 1000x better than anything I saw from Nelson.

  232. bg1906 says:
    December 16, 2011 at 10:03 PM

    Bennie.

    What game were YOU watching????!!!!! Northrup played a very good game. Was always around the ball and he’s physical. My only criticisms of him are that if the play is away from him he kind of loafs and he got in his feelings at game’s end and got sat down by his DC.

    ————-

    Uhh.. I saw him missing the hell out of tackles and loafing more than just a LITTLE bit when the ball wasn’t near him. Getting tied up with blockers and not really trying. Jacksonville had no business in that game, Manatee did pretty much anything they wanted to anywhere they wanted to.

  233. And TFWIW..

    It’s been said that Davante Bourque from Louisiana has been offered..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDsNMCRpFAE

  234. Bennie.

    He’s 1 guy. He’s DL was in his lap and he still made plays. He’s OL got whooped too. Manatee was dominant but Northrup had a good game. Yes he did loaf when the ball was away from him, I said that on Twitter, but hell tell me what UM players you haven’t seen loaf? That is easy to fix. He’s a big physical kid, can move and is ALWAYS around the ball. I’m not saying anything any of the scouts that watched and conversed with me on Twitter didn’t say. Hell Blustein is a MIAMI guy and even he said Northrup is a good one! You can believe what you want but I trust MY eyes on this one!

    larryblustein Larry Blustein
    #UM commit Reggie Northrup is playing very well for Jacksonville First Coast in the first half.

  235. Manatee’s DL is KILLER and ALL underclassmen (3 jrs and 1 soph)

  236. Manatee is probably going to go again next year, especially if they meet and are able to knock off Don Bosco..

    That front 4 alone can cause some damage.

  237. ESPN RECRUITING GRADING SCALE
    Five-star: 85 to 100
    These players demonstrate rare abilities and can create mismatches that have an obvious impact on the game. These players have all the skills to take over a game and could make a possible impact as true freshmen. They should also push for All-America honors with the potential to have a three-and-out college career with early entry into the NFL draft.

    Five-star <= Duke Johnson

  238. The Class of 2012 can sign national letters of intent beginning Feb. 1, 2012. But that’s not the only important date on the college football recruiting calendar:

    Sept. 1 – Nov. 26: Evaluation period
    Nov. 27 – Dec. 17: Contact period
    Dec 18: Quiet Period
    Dec 19 – Jan 3: Dead Period
    Dec. 21 – Jan. 15: Junior college transfer
    Jan 4 – Jan 7: Contact Period
    Jan 8: Quiet Period
    Jan 9 – Jan 12: Dead Period
    Jan 13 – Jan 28: Contact Period
    Jan 29: Quiet Period
    Jan 30 – Feb 2: Dead Period
    Feb. 1 – April 1: Signing period
    Feb 3 – April 15: Quiet Period
    April 16 – May 31: Evaluation period
    June 1 – Aug. 31: Quiet period

  239. http://sfhighschoolsports.com/video/category

    Really good camera work for Norland State Championship here

  240. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg – not that it matters, but Bennie isn’t the only one saying that Northrup didn’t play his best game and looked lost sometimes out there. That’s the consensus from a few sources.

    Now I didn’t see it, so I have no way of commenting on what actually happened, I’m just saying Bennie’s not alone in his assessment

  241. Cx3.

    That’s fine. I know what I saw. People that get PAID to watch HS football agreed with what I saw so I’ll live with it. Yeah his team got THROTTLED so its hard to look dominant but ask anyone that knows a damn thing about how he looked and I’m sure they will say by far he and #13 were the best players on the entire First Coast Team.

  242. ^^^Also NONE of these guys are finished products. But he by far didn’t play a BAD game…

    Reggie Northrup

    11 Tackles
    8 Solo
    3 Ast
    .5 TFL
    1 QB Hurry

    Doesn’t look shabby to me!

    http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/football/archives/2011-12/state/7a/7a.pdf

  243. CoreyLong Corey Long
    McMillan and Northrup continue to make impressive plays but Manatee is still getting 6-7 yards a pop.

    CoreyLong Corey Long
    Northrup with nine tackles and McMillan with eight. Good stats but it shows that the defense has been on the field too long.

    He’s an ESPN scout! The thing is this Cx3. The teams DL got beat the f’k up. Hard to play LB when your DL are getting blocked into your lap. Yeah he missed a few tackles, what LB doesn’t. But he’s a very solid player. I think people expect to see Duke Johnson type dominant performances from EVERY position on the field from our recruits ALL the time and that is hard to do. He was playing ELITE competition (state title game in Florida) and played a very good game. Like I said, he had a few plays when he didn’t hustle when the ball was going away from him and he got taken out of the game by his coach because his emotions got away from him in the last 2 minutes. Other than that he’s a VERY solid prospect a huge loss if he doesn’t come to UM. Very good ball player. His stats on the season before tonight…

    227 tackles, 10.5 sacks

    You tell me that sound like a guy that can’t play???

  244. https://twitter.com/#!/search/Northrup

    Just read some of the comments

  245. Bennie.

    That LSU commit you mentioned…

    BAD BOY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDsNMCRpFAE

  246. ITU says Northrup is saying he can’t EE so now its a battle. Hope he sticks. Here is what Chris Stock of ITU said after seeing him play tonight in the title game…

    This was the second game I went and saw Northrup play and he’s a very impressive player. UM doesn’t have many impressive players like this in their recruiting class so it’s important to keep guys like Northrup on board.

  247. December 16, 2011
    Duke Johnson turns in MVP performance in 5A title game, final game for Norland Vikings

    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/#ixzz1gmDJGtjH

  248. love the ladies:

    No. 7 Miami Routs Louisiana-Monroe, 103-39
    The Hurricanes notched their 30th straight home victory with the win.

    http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/121611aaa.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  249. Through the Quad

    With 16 points tonight, senior guard Shenise Johnson has scored in double-figures in 81 consecutive games. It is the longest active streak in the nation. It didn’t take long for Johnson to extend her streak as she began the game with a pair of three-pointers and two layups in the game’s first three minutes.

  250. bg – why do you think ojomo will be refused for medical hardship?

  251. Can you all believe what a fantastic, all-star, butt-kicking, senior-list we have on offense:

    RB: james, m.
    FB: holton, c.
    Receiver: thompkins, k.
    OL: jones, b. & lewis, j.

    defense too:

    DL: smith, d.
    Safety: armstrong,r. & highsmith, a, & telemaque, v.
    CB: johnson, d. & mcgee, b.

    I’m thinkin’ this is the basis for 11-1

    . . . where you all at?

  252. bg1906
    December 17, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Bennie.

    That LSU commit you mentioned…

    BAD BOY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDsNMCRpFAE

    ———————————————————————–

    True! Kid is very good! but from Tiger board,

    “Davante’ will be a Tiger. His family wants him to be close to home to help raise his infant son.”

    What’s with this kids becoming daddy’s so young!

  253. tumbleweed city here

  254. BoriCane says:
    December 17, 2011 at 8:12 AM
    bg1906
    December 17, 2011 at 1:45 AM

    Bennie.

    That LSU commit you mentioned…

    BAD BOY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDsNMCRpFAE

    ———————————————————————–

    True! Kid is very good! but from Tiger board,

    “Davante’ will be a Tiger. His family wants him to be close to home to help raise his infant son.”

    What’s with this kids becoming daddy’s so young!
    /////////////////////////////

    I remember back in the day if they made it out 8th grade without getting pregnant that was an accoplishment, stay away from the conch salad!

  255. bg1906 says:
    December 17, 2011 at 1:22 AM
    ^^^Also NONE of these guys are finished products. But he by far didn’t play a BAD game…

    Reggie Northrup

    11 Tackles
    8 Solo
    3 Ast
    .5 TFL
    1 QB Hurry

    Doesn’t look shabby to me!

    http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/football/archives/2011-12/state/7a/7a.pdf
    /////////////////////////////////

    Nice, he did this against other pouters from duvall county, i’m not impressed, we don’t need to go that far up the road to get another ramoan buchannon type linebacker, if that’s all he brings to the table, that’ll be another waste of a schalorship up the road. Time will tell, i don’t put any stock into those players from that area, they gotta show and prove. The same things i saw with kevin nelson & devonta davis, that area produces alot of cry babies on that football field.

  256. Looks like the ‘Canes will be having a scrimmage in Naples!

    Guess I’ll have to make it a weekend!

    Very happy for my friends in Naples!

  257. Not Naples, Ft. Meyers sorry

  258. Ojomo denied 6th year by NCAA

  259. Coach do noff just left barnes & nobles, the receipt fell out in the parking lot, had something on it about “Book of Excuses”

  260. avatar
    DaytonCane says:

    Gonna be real interesting to see how the 2009 and 2010 classes help us out next season, seeing as we may only have about 3 or 4 upperclassmen starting for us next year. If it goes the way I expect it to go (not good), then that will just be another blow to the previous regime.

    Whatever happens with recruiting, I am supremely confident that this offseason will be the most beneficial offseason this program has had in years. This coaching staff will start showing why they are, as a whole, better than 3/4s of the country.

  261. nash, some people like to put out delusional propaganda, lol. Remember back when people were criticizing that 2010 class, and some of us said that was actually one of shannon’s best recruiting classes. Turns out that 2010 class, we got 7 to 8 starters out of it and irregardless of the departures, more were on there way to taking spots. For those who may have been lulled to sleep(allen hurns, clive walford, linder, gaines, mo hagens, henderson, stephen morris , asante cleveland & kelvin cain have been starters) forget chase ford although he was a starter and eduardo clements is the go to man on 3rd downs, that’s a whole lot of production already from a 2nd year class.

    Than when you add the remnants from the 2009 class, alot of talent will still be out there on that field. Insteading of giving crdit to the pryor regime for recruiting that many draftable players, somehow, individuals want to try and lull people to sleep and turn it into some type of indictment on shannon and crew, it’s comical.

    Than when you add in as esteban kept pointing out, the switching position of players and than the guys run out the door only to hear later “we got depth issues” nice try, “you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.

  262. men’s bb can’t shake fau

    . . . 82-82 after 1. OT

  263. Canes win 93-90

  264. did it

    93-90 UM

  265. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    yea bg, I don’t have a dog in the hunt regarding Northrup. I didn’t see anything so I don’t have an opinion either way. I only brought it up because Bennie wasn’t a lone ranger in his assessment. You did a good job in reviewing his performance and it sounds like he was making some plays out there

    Hey, as long as he maintains gap integrity when he makes it to campus – that’s all I care about. ;)

  266. avatar
    DaytonCane says:

    Golden’s old squad up on Wyoming, 31-7.

    I wonder what other coach would’ve stayed the course with that program, especially with what they went through before he got there. I cant come up with one.

    I didn’t agree with the extension, but I am more than happy he is here to stay for a while. It will be exciting going through the ups and downs with the young pups next year.

  267. Calvin
    December 17, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    nash, some people like to put out delusional propaganda, lol. Remember back when people were criticizing that 2010 class, and some of us said that was actually one of shannon’s best recruiting classes. Turns out that 2010 class, we got 7 to 8 starters out of it and irregardless of the departures, more were on there way to taking spots. For those who may have been lulled to sleep(allen hurns, clive walford, linder, gaines, mo hagens, henderson, stephen morris , asante cleveland & kelvin cain have been starters) forget chase ford although he was a starter and eduardo clements is the go to man on 3rd downs, that’s a whole lot of production already from a 2nd year class.

    Than when you add the remnants from the 2009 class, alot of talent will still be out there on that field. Insteading of giving crdit to the pryor regime for recruiting that many draftable players, somehow, individuals want to try and lull people to sleep and turn it into some type of indictment on shannon and crew, it’s comical.

    Than when you add in as esteban kept pointing out, the switching position of players and than the guys run out the door only to hear later “we got depth issues” nice try, “you can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.
    —————

    Spot the F on. ONCE AGAIN, my dude!

  268. Duke Johnson has more football in one of his p-Ubic hairs than Chris Rainey, Jeff Demps and Percy Harvin have in their entire bodies.

    This kid will make the memory ofLamr Miller and his barely there 1.5 seasons at Miami seem like a blink

    Posted by: 5>3>2 | December 16, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    ——————

    Agree with everything but the Percy part. Percy is a muhfuggin beast and without him Teblow doesn’t have a ring.

    But since it’s a shot at a Gaydor i don’t mind!

  269. avatar
    DaytonCane says:

    Looks like Golden was also fooled into thinking those classes were better too.

    Outside of Hurns, Hagans, and Walford, Golden hasn’t really gotten a lot of production out of those classes yet, either because of injury or inconsistency. Linder was getting pushed back all year against the run (because he isn’t a guard to begin with) and the young LBs are all very inconsistent. Hendo was injured and there really wasn’t much production from the TEs despite us having a better OC.

    And Morris better make sure he wins that QB competition, or the Shannon recruits will really look bad then. Their only saving grace will be Porter, Clements, and Hurns.

    I’m looking forward to spring, when we’ll see some of the upperclassmen fight for their jobs vs Golden’s first and second classes. It’ll be interesting to see how good the guys who redshirted last season look, and if they are really better football players than the ones Golden inherited.

  270. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Cal

    Agree with ya post above re: the 2010 class…

    Also as been pointed out by a few is goldie created some of his own depth issues…I’ll never under stand the move of dye to TE fron dline??

  271. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Cal

    And another thing, the 08-09 class members that bail early how many of those will be drafted???

    Funny thing is while those guys were under achieving the coaches sucked…now all of the sudden with the Mac staff in place the players suck…How the heck did players like 7 and 26 regress under the new and improve staff but a guy like crime dawg Mcgriff goes to vandy and coaches up their db’s to be among the best in the nation in picks??

    Guess we can see who came out better in that deal!!!

  272. new blog up

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