Well I have been up since 4 am est. Baby Cane is expected to come in a few hours. We are well, waiting for the center to snap the football.
Well I can’t believe I have been so busy I have not been writing or as other people have told me disgracing writing and real reporting. Oh well, I did not start this to become rich. I have decided to expand this to other sports but it will mostly be about football. The Hurricanes will still dominate this blog, I promise.
The biggest recruiting weekend of the season for the Miami Hurricanes, and Fisch moves on to the Jaguars as an assistant coach. I think one of his professional goals is to be an NFL head coach, and being an NFL offensive coordinator is one direction to get there. With Khan buying the Jaguars they will start winning and competing next season. They have been a doormat of a franchise for several years. The previous owner did not have the money to keep the franchise on a winning level. At least he sold to someone who will not move the team. The way the city wrote they lease, they can’t anyway. I still think it is a joke they are going to play a game in London every year. That is like a British Premier League Soccer team playing a regular season game in New York. Now Miami has to find a new OC in the next few weeks. With the talent that is on the roster now, it will not be difficult. The bottom line is Al Golden is the man in charge, and that is what matters.
As far as recruiting goes it looks okay considering the number of scholarships they have to give out. They are one of the youngest teams in the college football and with the NCAA removing some is the reason for it. Olsen is a key signing for the future at quarterback. They are also going to sign a few JC players on the defensive side of the ball. We should know most of the signees before signing day. Miami may be able to switch a few commitments from other schools? It should be interesting.
It’s been 24 hours since Miami upset GT yesterday. I am still shocked, pleased, and more excited about the future for this team. I am not going to write about the game plan, key plays, or other things about the game. I just saw a team that would not quit. I had club level seats from a friend of mine and they were behind the Miami bench. The team never got down, and the coaches never stopped working or teaching this young team. When Miami got within 10 I knew they were going to win this game. The GT fans around me knew it too. GT defense was beaten up all day long, and they quit by the 4th quarter. GT season is over now, and Miami may just shock college football with their season.
Now Miami moves on to NC State, and Coach Tom O’Brian who I have great deal of respect for. NC State has a very good QB too. The game will be at noon on Saturday on ESPN U.
Well due to illness I have not written much this season. It looks like I am finally over the hump. I have my club seats for the game today. I’m hoping Miami improves on stopping the run. If not it will be like 4 years ago on that cold night in November where GT seemed to run for 1000 yards. The bottom line is Miami needs to play ball control offence or makes this game a shoot out. As much as Miami defense is young, GT’s defense is not that good and has not been for years. I don’t know if Miami can run the ball 50%+ and keep Miami’s young defense on the sideline. Morris has to manage the game, but he has not played well the last few weeks.
Going off topic this morning. I’m tired of hearing radio talk show host that claim to be Miami fans blame Golden and blame the kids. One idiot on 790 the zone tried to blame Golden, and he was the reason for the down fall. By the way he was a big Shannon supporter. Dan Sileo went on his rant a few days that exploded on the internet. He just was demoted from the afternoon drive to the midmorning spot a few weeks ago on WQAM. You figure a guy who is about 50 years old would lay off the PEDs and the sweat suits. He is pretty much your typical loud mouth ‘roid head who has bounced around radio stations for the last 5-10 years. I used to listen to him in San Francisco, but he was told to stop talking about Miami football. It was not too much longer before he left the station. He is what the Miami program need to separate themselves from.
The fact is the Miami program is one of the youngest teams in the nation. It is way too early to judge these kids and this team. I am going to stay with my pick of winning 8-9 games. I think the defense will improve. I just hope it starts today.
I have not been keeping up with my blog because I have a lot of things going on in my life. Some good, some bad, and one major life changing event. Yes, Baby Cane is coming in 2013.
Looking at the schedule I expect Miami to win 8-9 games this year and surprise the 4 letter staff experts. The theme for this season is addition by subtraction. Randy’s players are but gone on the 2012 roster. I know the team is young but this is not the 80’s where most teams ran and defended the option. They play pro-style offences in prep ball now. The players step into a D-1 program are ready to compete. USC perfected that 6 to7 years ago.
Miami plays BC today, and the Spaz!!!! This BC team is bad, and Spaz would have been fired if Miami beat BC last year. I expect Morris, Duke Johnson, and Mike James to have big games. On defense, Chick needs to step up as a leader. I worry about LB and DB dept, after losing Ray-Ray. I still agree with Golden to remove him from the team. Miami corners got killed from the opening game against Maryland and it happened all season long. The Miami special teams are solid; I think there a few men that can KO punt and kickoff return.
Miami wins by 21, and eyebrows will be raised across the college football landscape.
Well the truth just came out that Henderson was in a car accident and was injured with a concussion. He also had an expired license and did not have it with him when requested by the police after it happened. It just makes me wonder if he is really it. He has lost a tremendous amount of weight and looks in great shape. He has never improved since his freshman year where he was an all-American freshman. I am just waiting for the next issue with him, and see if Golden will let him go like Ray Ray.
I’m kind of getting sick or having to blog about player issues. I will write something about camp later this weekend.
You have to be kidding me!! Ray Armstrong is suing the University of Miami to get back on the team. The bottom line is he was told to stay away from the agent after having dinner with them last fall. He was suspended for one game because of it. He lied to Al Golden about being on the motel room this summer. Armstrong has only himself to blame for being removed from the football team.
Well the big news is Henderson showed up to camp at 315 pounds today. This is good news physically for the Hurricanes, but there is still a mystery why he showed up so late to camp. He had to attend a funeral home in Minnesota last weekend. It was excused by coach Golden, but he was expecting him in camp on Sunday. Golden said he did not know where he was when he talked to reporters. I don’t what the deal was, but I was wondering if he was going to transfer to the University of Minnesota. Hopefully he will improve from where he was his freshman year.
Rain has already been a factor in the first few days of practice. If Miami is going to open a new Athletic center why not also build an indoor practice facility? It is strange that only UCF is the only one in the state of Florida with one. I’m just thinking out loud.
Maybe of the Miami players are already saying Morris is going to be the starting quarterback. Some people felt he should have been starting over J12 last season. I think part of the reason was Morris did not grasp the play book and he was not in “U tough enough” shape. There are 28 days till the first game at BC, nothing has been decided. Yet!!!
The University of Miami football team opens summer camp this Friday. For the second year in a row Yahoo sends a black cloud over the practice fields. This year they said a runner was illegally recruiting for Al Golden. Several days later Dan Sileo said the story was bought by Yahoo from a former university employee Golden fired. It seems like Yahoo has an ax to grind against the football program. I have said for months Miami should sue Yahoo before the NCAA makes a decision. If they prove Yahoo paid for the story about Golden, the creditability of last year’s story goes out the window.
Golden seemed to have been able to defect the story during the ACC meetings this past week. He also received commitments from two 4 star defensive backs. Looks like the recruits are trusting Golden, not Yahoo. What I was most surprised at was ESPN reporter Heather Dinich defended Golden. When the smoke clear the NCAA will give the same sanction Ohio State received.
With camp opening up hopefully I can write and talk about football. Due to my real job I have been traveling a lot. I may mix in an audio article and she how it fly’s. Maybe I’ll get 20 people to read my blog by the end of the year.
Well Ray Ray has finally broke the camels back. Al Golden cut him and gave him permission to transfer to another school. The rumor is he was taking benefits from booster and then tweet about them. What a waste of talent and what a major blow to the hurricanes secondary. He was the best defensive back Miami had. Now a younger defense is going to get younger.