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 10 years ago '04        #3201
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 1000bluntz said:



DT Marcus Forston is happy to be with his fellow Miami Northwestern freshmen teammates Sean Spence, Jacory Harris and Aldarius Johnson at UM.

He says the four of them are close.

Very close.

“Everyone says we’re like quadruplets,” Forston said. “Every day everybody sees us together. We take a shower together, go to class together, do everything together. We wait for the shower to clear out, go in there and talk. We go to the bathroom together, everything. So that’s the bond we need this year.”


Some things are better left unsaid n*gga

Between this and Randy Shannon's comments about butt buddies I think they should just take this program and move to San Francisco, fu*king homos.


@ the picture and the caption under it, sh*t is beyond funny.
at this coming from a guy whose QB licks other dudes faces
 10 years ago '04        #3202
1000bluntz 
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at this coming from a guy whose QB licks other dudes faces
Maybe but that doesn't make these guys at Miami any less gay does it?
 03-02-2008, 01:01 PM         #3203
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CANES CLOSING ON NEW COMMITMENT

Miami American High School defensive end Olivier Vernon got a Hurricane offer last month.

And he took an unofficial visit to UM with his coach yesterday.

"It was fun," the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder with 4.8-second speed said. "I felt welcome. I met all the coaches. They were saying to join the family and go where your heart is."

It appears that is Miami.

Vernon lists a top five of UM, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Florida State. The five are among more than 15 offers he currently lists.

But it's Miami that is at the top.

"Miami's way in front," Vernon said. "Alabama is No. 2."

It may not take long for the Canes to land Vernon's commitment. He says "it's possible" he will be committing by the end of the weekend.

"Soon I will decide," Vernon said. "I don't know when, but maybe by the end of the weekend."

Vernon is compared to Jason Taylor - a shorter version, of course - by his coach, who says Vernon's quickness is outstanding.

Vernon arrived in high school without any organized football experience - he played soccer growing up. He came out for the team as a freshman 170-pounder and was put at defensive end. He's been there ever since.

As a sophomore he had 42 tackles and seven sacks, and last year he opened eyes with 52 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 18 tackles for losses.
 03-02-2008, 01:03 PM         #3204
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DEFENSE WINS SATURDAYS PRACTICE

The Hurricanes practiced in full pads for two hours Saturday. And it was a virtual toss-up at the end of practice as to which unit won – each day Randy Shannon declares either the offense or defense winners, and the other group has to do sprints.

Today the team did extensive third down work, and the offense converted four of six third-and-long situations. But the defense held for the most part on third-and short, winning that aspect of practice.

With running sprints on the line, the offense converted one third down and the defense stopped the offense the next time.

So it came down to the Oklahoma Drill at the very end of practice as to which unit would run.

"We won the third-and-short, but they won the third-and-long, so we needed a tie-breaker," CB Chavez Grant said.

"Everything was third down, blitz, third and long – there were no touchdowns today," WR Jermaine McKenzie said.

DE Eric Moncur won the first head-to-head battle in the Oklahoma Drill, then an offensive player won, and then DB Anthony Redd*ck sealed the day for the defense by pancaking his man.

"(Coach Randy Shannon) let us choose, and we chose those guys to go in," Grant said.

The offense dutifully did their running while the defense watched on.

After practice several players were punished – Romeo Davis, Tervaris Johnson, Tyrone Byrd, Ian Symonette and Chris Rutledge did up-downs across the length of the field while Joe Joseph did rolie-polies across the field.

Coach Randy Shannon wouldn't say why the players were punished.

"That's team rules," he said.

* The defense had one fumble recovery today – Shawnbrey McNeal coughed it up. So after practice he was forced to run the length of the field with running backs coach Tommie Robinson, falling on a ball Robinson would drop every five yards.

* RB Lee Chambers says the running game is "doing real well" this spring.

"I have to give credit to the offensive line," Chambers said. "They did a great job last year, but since we've been out here in the spring it's the same O-line, but it's a whole new O-line. There are so many holes to pick from when you're running the ball.

"I just want to give credit to the O-line. The run game is our bread and butter. When coach Nix calls a run play they know it's time to get at it. There's plenty of holes to pick from and the running back just picks and chooses."

Chambers says he's still not back all the way from an injury he suffered last season. He declined to say what kind of injury he suffered.

"I'm just trying to get the offense down, contribute the best way I can," he said.

Chambers says he felt the offense performed extremely well today.

"If it was a game we'd have rolled them by 70," he said. "I've got that much confidence in the offense. Third down and long, third down and short today we did great."

* DB Lovon Ponder said he thought it was a 50-50 battle between offense and defense today.

But he does like what he's seen from UM's offensive attack.

"We're going against an offense that's real good," Ponder said. "I can see it right now. Ever since these guys first came in we've been working on routes, running. We're gelling real well."

Ponder spoke about some of the freshmen defenders: "Sean Spence, he's a great player. He's going to be one of those top ones that come out of here. He plays hard to the ball, he's physical, fast, does all the intangibles for a linebacker. Arthur Brown is a big, physical guy. He hits. When he's tackling, he tackles people. He's a real physical player. Marcus Forston, he needs to learn a little bit more about college football, but he's playing hard."

Asked if Spence reminds him of anyone, Ponder said, "A young Roger McIntosh."

Ponder dropped an interception chance late in practice and did pushups as self-imposed punishment.

"The sun got in my eyes," he said. "I should have caught it like a baseball player."

* WR Sam Shields is the team's leading returning receiver, but he's shuffled back and forth with the first, second and third groups in practice.

Asked about the timing with the new quarterbacks, Shields said, "The timing is getting there. We're working on it."

Who is Shields' pick for who throws the hardest out of the three QBs? "Robert Marve," he says.

Who is the most accurate? "All of them," Shields said.

Shields adds, "I'm confident in all (the quarterbacks)."

Shields, who has been suspended and benched in the past for off-field issues, says as a junior now he has his head on straight.

"I have to take things seriously, do the little things," he said.

* True freshman WR Aldarius Johnson had one of the nicer plays in today's practice when he caught a screen pass in a third-and-10 situation – he juked a defender and picked up 16 yards and the first down on the play.

"It was a screen play, a third down situation," Johnson said. "I made a move on a D lineman to get free."

Johnson says he's learning how to go up against "Bigger, stronger players." He says "I think I can make a big impact" this year.

* WR Daniel Adderley sys he's "learning a whole lot" this spring. He says he's still working on picking up the nuances of UM's offense.

"I'm learning a whole lot, and I'm ready to make a contribution to the team next year," he said.

He likes what he's seeing from Miami's quarterbacks.

Asked about how Robert Marve is performing, Adderley said, "He's doing pretty well, just as good as Jacory Harris. They're both competing right now, looking real good.

"Their style of play – when I see Robert I see someone like Brett Favre who guns it in there, is a gunslinger. But he's also skillful, thoughtful the way he throws the ball. Jacory is like Peyton Manning, puts more touch on the ball. They're both very good quarterbacks. It really doesn't matter – they're both great guys and we're confident in whoever is going to play this year."

Of Cannon Smith, Adderley said, "He made some real good throws today. When he gets going he really does get going. We're looking forward to seeing what he can do, too."

* Taking punt returns today were Jermaine McKenzie, Aldarius Johnson, Damien Berry, Chavez Grant and Shawnbrey McNeal.
 03-02-2008, 08:57 PM         #3205
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Miami American High School defensive end Olivier Vernon told CaneSport last week that he hoped to have a commitment in place by the end of this weekend.

Mission accomplished.

Vernon announced his UM commitment today.

"It's closer to home and I wented to be by my family," Vernon said. "I love it there."

Vernon actually committed to UM coaches on Thursday but said he "wanted to keep it on the down low."

Now he's ready to make it public.

"I have committed to Miami," he told CaneSport.com. "I visited there (unofficially on Thursday) and committed then. Coach (Clint) Hurtt and coach (Aubrey) Hill and my parents and coaches were there. They asked me what I want to do, and I was like, `I want to commit, be part of the family.' Their coaches were jumping around, congratulating me."

Vernon said he's still going to take some visits.

"I might visit Alabama," he said. "It's pretty much 100 percent a done deal, but I want to go on visits, have fun."

Vernon is a 6-foot-3, 230-pounder with 4.8-second speed. He lists over 15 scholarship offers and chose the Canes over Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina and Florida State.

Other schools that offered included Florida, Illinois and Kentucky.

Vernon is compared to Jason Taylor - a shorter version, of course - by his coach, who says Vernon's quickness is outstanding.

"The biggest thing he does real well is he has a quick first step and he's so much stronger than everybody with his step and strength," said American High coach Ben Aarestad. "He runs through and around people."

Vernon arrived in high school without any organized football experience - he played soccer growing up. He came out for the team as a freshman 170-pounder and was put at defensive end. He's been there ever since.

As a sophomore he had 42 tackles and seven sacks, and last year he opened eyes with 52 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 18 tackles for losses.

"Miami coaches said they'd love him to come there, that they want him bad," Aarestad said. "They said they need him to help lock down Dade."

Vernon hopes to play as a true freshman at UM.

"I should play right away," he said. "My weight is there already. I just need to gain like 20 more pounds."
 03-03-2008, 04:28 PM         #3206
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Does Neone Know If There Was Practice Today
 10 years ago '04        #3207
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 CANEBOI11 said:
Does Neone Know If There Was Practice Today
they resumed practice today
 10 years ago '04        #3208
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Hurricanes spring-practice chatter:

• Javarris James and Sam Shields entered as offensive gems of the 2006 recruiting class, regressed as sophomores and are determined to prove last year was an anomaly.

James averaged just 3.7 yards per carry (down from 4.7 as a freshman and behind Graig Cooper's 5.5) and lacked burst because ``I was trying to protect myself after [an opening-game] neck injury. I didn't play to my potential.

``There were a couple times I let my teammates down. I've got a lot to prove to myself. [Out-doing cousin] Edgerrin James is definitely one of my goals. I always wanted to be better than him.''

The encouraging news: James has bulked up from 205 pounds to 216 and, ''he's got more burst and speed,'' running-backs coach Tommie Robinson said. ``He didn't get the yards last year, but people don't realize almost every long run he had was called back.''

James said the extra weight allows him ``to take more pounding, because I'm an inside runner. I feel a lot different. Teammates told me I've gotten quicker.''

Robinson plans to continue using several backs (James, Cooper, Shawnbrey McNeal, Derron Thomas and perhaps Lee Chambers) but said ''everything is up in the air'' as to whether James remains the starter. Cooper will push him, and Robinson called McNeal UM's fastest back.

• Unlike James, Shields had off-field problems in '07 (disciplined for academic issues) -- and his receptions dropped from 37 to 27. He said coach Randy Shannon told him he must ''do the things I'm supposed to do'' to play.

''I see a change in him,'' receiver Leonard Hankerson said. ``He's more mature.''

Shields concurs: ``I've got to take things seriously . . . like going to class, catching extra balls.''

Shannon said Tuesday, ''Sam's got a new start. He's doing well.'' Shields is optimistic about his chances of starting, but competition has been intense. A UM person who has watched the private practices said Jermaine McKenzie, Hankerson and Aldarius Johnson have been the most impressive receivers.

• That UM person also said Robert Marve has been the best of the quarterbacks and showing good command of the offense, and cornerback Chavez Grant has looked good. So has converted linebacker Allen Bailey at defensive end -- ''You can tell he's a monster,'' offensive tackle Jason Fox said.

• Linebacker Glenn Cook predicts early arrival Sean Spence (Miami Northwestern) will play a lot at linebacker as a freshman. ''He's got a knack for getting to the ball -- he's already sitting on my routes,'' tight end Richard Gordon said. . . . Another highly touted incoming linebacker, Arthur Brown, said UM coaches have changed much of his technique, including how he tackles. Ex-Canes Jon Beason and Jonathan Vilma have reached out to offer advice and guidance, which Brown appreciates.
 10 years ago '07        #3209
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08/28/08 vs. Charleston Southern
09/06/08 at Florida
09/20/08 at Texas A&M
09/27/08 vs. North Carolina
10/04/08 vs. Florida State
10/11/08 vs. UCF
10/18/08 at Duke
10/25/08 vs. Wake Forest
11/01/08 at Virginia
11/13/08 vs. Virginia Tech
11/20/08 at Georgia Tech
11/29/08 at North Carolina State


games we need to worry about : gators, noles, hokies
 10 years ago '04        #3210
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 jordanfreak7 said:
08/28/08 vs. Charleston Southern
09/06/08 at Florida
09/20/08 at Texas A&M
09/27/08 vs. North Carolina
10/04/08 vs. Florida State
10/11/08 vs. UCF
10/18/08 at Duke
10/25/08 vs. Wake Forest
11/01/08 at Virginia
11/13/08 vs. Virginia Tech
11/20/08 at Georgia Tech
11/29/08 at North Carolina State


games we need to worry about : gators, noles, hokies
playing in the swamp with all of our young guys will be damn hard, theyre simply better than us now and even tho they havent beaten us in over 20 years theyre licking their chops...wouldnt be surprised if meyer tried to run up the score. VT and FSU are both winnable home games.

i'm worried about playing in college station, the aggies wont forget what we did to them last year and theyre tough at home.
 10 years ago '04        #3211
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Added weight not an issue for Cooper

> Posted by Shandel_Richardson at 6:19:16 PM
The knock against Graig Cooper last year was his inability to shake off tacklers. Several times he went down on the first hit. There was no power in his runs.

Many, including Cooper and the UM coaches, felt it was because of weight. Cooper played at between 180-185 pounds as a freshman, but has bulked up to 202 now. The goal is for Cooper to keep his same speed, only with a little more strength. Losing quickness shouldn't be a problem because Cooper carried the weight through track season and said he hasn't lost a step.

"202 is cool for me, but the coaches want me to 205 by the time the season starts," Cooper said. "I'll just probably go up to 210 just in case. If that slows me down, I'll just drop back to 205."

Cooper said the added weight should also help him handle and avoid nagging injuries like last season. He missed the Virginia Tech game with a sprained knee and was also hampered with a thigh bruise throughout the season.

"It hurt me on a couple plays," Cooper said. "Just from having the little minor injuries, it just showed me that I needed to gain a couple of pounds. You can't take that kind of punishment as a running back, especially at the D-I college football level. You've got to have a couple pounds. It's not like this is high school where you can do what you want."

A few other notes:

-Defensive coach Clint Hurtt continued to rave about the progression of defensive end Allen Bailey, who switched from linebacker for the spring. Hurtt said Bailey's physical gifts have overshadowed his struggles of playing a new position. Still, Bailey has to pick up the basics before becoming the player UM needs on the line.

"I'll tell you what, he plays the position like he's been playing here for the last probably three or four years," Hurtt said. "He's been very, very good. The biggest thing is he has to continue to progress and make sure he doesn't hit that wall and get frustrated because there's going to be some tough times."

-The Hurricanes rotated between Bruce Johnson, Randy Phillips, Carlos Armour, Glen Sharpe and DeMarcus Van Dyke last season. If defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff gets his wish, that will change. He would prefer two players solidify the positions.

"You would like two guys to grab the bull by the horns and be the guy," McGriff said. "You don't want those guys to come out of the game unless they're injured or fatigued. That's what I'm really trying to hunt for. Give me two guys that are consistent."

McGriff also said junior Tervaris Johnson has made some strides, but still needs to make improvements before seeing any significant playing time.

"He has some tools to be a good corner," McGriff said. "He just got to get in the playbook more and be more consistent. You look at his size, his speed, all that's there. He just have to be consistent with his play."

-The player I didn't want to be after practice: Matt Bosher. Not sure what he did to deserve this punishment, but Bosher had to roll the entire field down and back. Twice. I've never seen a punter with that much mud on his jersey. It's amazing Bosher didn't vomit.

-Tomorrow UM will host a scrimmage open to public at Traz Powell Stadium. It starts at 6 p.m. Coach Randy Shannon said the "three" quarterbacks vying for the starting job (Jacory Harris, Robert Marve and Cannon Smith) will receive equal reps. Last year Shannon used walk-ons, but said that won't be the case Thursday.
 10 years ago '04        #3212
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Scrimmage night

Just got back home from watching the Canes scrimmage for the first time this spring. My first thought: I hadn't realized I'd forgotten what it is like to watch a good quarterback lead The U.

For those of you worried about how freshmen Robert Marve and Jacory Harris looked, let me just preface this by saying they looked better already than anything you've seen in quite some time. Both were sharp, poised, and deadly accurate in Patrick Nix's offense. And here's the best part if you are a Canes fan -- their receivers only made a handful of drops.

All in all, it was a very impressive night for UM's young quarterbacks -- even if the scoreboard doesn't reflect it. Miami's offense only put up 10 points on 13 possessions. But between Harris, Marve and Cannon Smith, Miami's pass offense went a combined 26 of 36 for 236 yards, 0 TDs and 0 INTs. No, there was no official statistician. But like many other writers on the sidelines, I took stats and account of the play by play.

Coach Randy Shannon was the only person available to speak with reporters after the scrimmage. (HIS AUDIO). Here are some highlights, lowlights and notes on who else was impressive...

* Running back Javarris James scored the scrimmage's only touchdown on a 7-yard run on the opening possession. James only had two carries for 11 yards, but he made a pretty move on the TD run, cutting back across the grain and breaking a pair of tackles on his way in for the score. He also caught 2 passes for 15 yards.

* Defensive end Allen Bailey made quite the impression when he leveled Shawnbrey McNeal in the backfield for a 4-yard loss. On the ensuing series, Bailey destroyed Reggie Youngblood off the ball and chased down Jacory Harris for a 14-yard loss. He also was on another half sack with linebacker Daryl Sharpton moments later.

* The centers -- Xavier Shannon, Tyler Horne and Matt Pipho -- all struggled with their snaps. I counted four bad snaps in all, two high, one short and another that Cannon Smith bobbled, then fumbled and defensive end Adewale Ojomo pounced on for a fumble recovery inside the defense's 20-yard line.

* Senior Kayne Farquharson led all receivers with five catches for 51 yards. But he also dropped a potential touchdown pass on a perfect pass from Marve on a deep route. Farquharson had burned Chavez Grant downfield. The drop was inexcusable.

* Sophomore Leonard Hankerson had the tough run of the night when he caught a short pass from Marve on 3rd and 15 and rumbled 14 yards and just short of the marker. Hankerson had 3 catches for 32 yards by my count. Freshman Aldarius Johnson caught four passes -- all short routes -- for 11 yards.

* Freshman kicker Jake Wieclaw ended the scrimmage by drilling a 44-yard field goal. Randy Shannon told reporters Miami kicked three field goals, but it was actually two. Junior walk-on Alex Uribe, the son of famed UM doctor John Uribe, missed a 41-yarder off the post on UM's second possession.

* I was impressed by the play of cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke. On one deep Marve pass, he ran stride for stride with Sam Shields downfield before knocking the pinpoint pass away cleanly. He definitely looks like UM's best coverman.

* Freshman linebacker Sean Spence is without question talented and smart enough to be a starter on this defense -- I don't care if Colin McCarthy comes back or not. He made several nice open field tackles and made a huge hit on Graig Cooper for a 5-yard loss, reading the play perfectly. Fellow freshman Arthur Brown made a nice play too, when he brought down receiver Ryan Hill in the middle of the field with one hand. Brown grabbed Hill by the shoulder pads and threw him to the ground.

* Coach Randy Shannon said he's not sure if receiver Jermaine McKenzie (who had a boot on his left foot) would return this spring. It definitely doesn't look good for sophomore defensive tackle Josh Holmes (he had a full cast on his left leg).

PASSING STATS
Marve: 13 of 18, 104 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs. His longest pass was a 15-yard completion to Khalil Jones. He had two passes dropped downfield -- one by Shields and one by Farquharson. Marve also made a pair of nice runs to pick up first downs.
J. Harris: 11 of 14, 78 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs. His longest pass was a 17-yard completion downfield to Kayne Farquharson. Jacory was sacked twice, but all in all proved to be not too far behind Marve in terms of touch, accuracy and poise in the pocket.
C. Smith: 2 of 4, 54 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs. Smith only played in three series -- so much for equal snaps. He hit a wide open Richard Gordon on a blown coverage for a 50-yard gain. He then bobbled and fumbled a bad snap inside the red zone.

RUSHING STATS: G. Cooper 6-15; J. James 2-11, TD; S. McNeal 4-0; Marve 3-12; D. Thomas 2-6; J. Harris 4-(-23); L. Chambers 8-8; C. Smith 1-0.

RECEIVING STATS: Farquharson 5-51, Shields 1-5, Cooper 1-6, A. Johnson 4-11; L. Hankerson 3-32; R. Hill 2-13; D. Thomas 1-13; K. Jones 2-22; L. Chambers 2-11; R. Gordon 2-53; J. Calhoun 1-4.
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 10 years ago '04        #3213
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-Just checking in from Traz Powell. Great place to see a game if you've never been before. The announcer, Willie Wilcox, is legendary. Among my favorites calls are his "Remember" chant and nicknames for players. Aldarius "Glue Hands" Johnson is one of my favorites.

The `Canes arrived a little late because of traffic. As of 6:53 p.m., the scrimmage had yet to start.

Here's a few updates:

-Jermaine McKenzie won't play. His left foot is in a boot. Will have more details later.

-Doesn't look good for Josh Holmes. His left leg is in a full cast.

-Among the incoming players in attendance are: Brandon Washington, Brandon Harris, and Davon Johnson.

I'll provide updates throughout for those who were unable to make it down here.

SCRIMMAGE NOTES:

-Marve is the first QB in the game. First completion was to Sam Shields.

-Starting WRs: Sam Shields and Leonard Hankerson.

-Starting DB: Anthony Redd*ck, Lovon Ponder, DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chavez Grant

-Starting DEs: Allen Bailey and Eric Moncur.

-Sean Spence has made an early appearance at LB.

-Graig Cooper just caught a swing pass, and put a move that made Glenn Cook look silly.

-9-yard TD by Javarris James. He looks a lot quicker this season. Made two defenders miss. We didn't see him run lateral much last year, but that run proves he may be back.

-Matt Bosher kicked the first extra point.

-Jacory Harris is now in the game. His first completion? Naturally a square out to former teammate Aldarius Johnson.

-J. Harris looks awfully sharp. Just threw his first incompletion, missing a wide open Ryan Hill.

-Uh, oh. Kicking game woes already? Jake Wieclaw just missed a 40-yarder.

-End of the "first quarter." Marve is back in the game.

-Marve just broke out the big gun. He threw a perfect deep ball, but was dropped by Kayne Farquharson.

-Spence continues to impress. He just ran down Cooper for a 5-yard loss.

-So far, Leonard Hankerson and Aldarius Johnson have been the most active WRs. Hankerson has really improved. He just caught a bubble screen for a 14-yard gain.

-Great play by DeMarcus Van Dyke. He was locked in single coverage with Sam Shields. Marve went for it all, but Van Dyke was with Shields every step to make the deflection.

-Cannon Smith enters with a bang. He just hit Richard Gordon for a 50-yard catch. Gordon was caught from behind by Bruce Johnson.

-Oops. C. Smith's drive ends with him fumbling at the 10-yardline. It was recovered by Adewale Ojomo. He's a name to watch.

-So far, John Calhous has received most of the time at FB.

-Marcus Forston makes his first tackle of the game. He's playing defensive tackle.

-Oh boy. Allen Bailey just destroyed Shawnbrey McNeal for a 4-yard loss. You could hear the impact up here in the press box.

-A "sack" by Bailey on Jacory Harris.

-I think we just saw one of Bill Young's hidden blitzes. They sent the house and J. Harris had no idea what to do. 10-yard sack by Eric Houston.

-Big hit by Spence on Aldarius Johnson, but Johnson is so big he didn't go down. Forston had to come over to finish the job for a 4-yard loss on a screen.

-Kayne Farqurharson just faked Carlos Armour on an out-and-up move and wide open, but Marve underthrew him. Armour made up the ground to make the play. The throw was nearly 50 yards in the air.

-"Sack" by Joe Joseph.

-Spence is "flyin around." Just tackled Derron Thomas for a 3-yard loss.

-43-yard field goal by Wieclaw to end things. The scrimmage was called because of lightning in the area.

I'll check in after I grab quotes.

Later.
told yall "big boss" bailey's gonna be a problem!!:applause::wow:
 10 years ago '07        #3214
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Man, I cannot wait til the season starts
 10 years ago '04        #3215
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Bailey is a monster, I was real bummed he didn't end up a Gator.
 10 years ago '04        #3216
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UM FOOTBALL
UM quarterbacks make good first impression
Robert Marve, Jacory Harris and Cannon Smith put on an aerial display that pleased coach Randy Shannon.
Posted on Fri, Mar. 07, 2008Digg del.icio.us AIM reprint print email
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN


PATRICK FARRELL/MIAMI HERALD STAFF
University of Miami quarterback Robert Marve conducts the offense during a scrimmage Thursday at Traz Powell Stadium in North Miami. According to unofficial statistics, Marve completed 13 of 18 passes for 104 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.
» More Photos The 2,500 or so University of Miami football fans who packed one side of Traz Powell Stadium on Thursday night witnessed something so foreign, so shocking, it might have left them wondering if they were seeing things.

They were: a sustained aerial offense. And after watching new quarterbacks Robert Marve and Jacory Harris open the first intrasquad spring scrimmage with nine consecutive completions -- not to mention a 50-yard pass by Cannon Smith to tight end Richard Gordon -- they likely left with something they might not have had in a long, long time: hope.

''A lot of completions, a lot of completions . . . It was great to see,'' a visibly pleased coach Randy Shannon said of his young newcomers after the 90-minute practice.

``[Receiver] Aldarius Johnson made a couple of plays tonight, the young running backs did a nice job and the quarterback play was pretty good. I saw a redshirt guard, Joel Figueroa, block and do some things, [defensive tackle] Marcus Forston, [linebacker] Sean Spence made a lot of plays tonight.

''And the quarterbacks managed the game and moved the ball down the field,'' Shannon said. ``But like I told those guys, we have to score points. We feel like if we can give our quarterbacks time, we can move the ball down the field.''

MARVE CONFIDENT

Marve, a redshirt freshman wearing No. 9 on his orange jersey, appeared poised, confident and deadly accurate. He opened the scrimmage with five completions during the Canes' only touchdown drive -- 65 yards on 10 plays, capped by a juking, impressive 8-yard run by Javarris James. Marve began the night by connecting with Sam Shields for 9 yards. A couple plays later, he hit Shields for another 5, and then eventually completed passes of 6 yards to Graig Cooper, and 4 and 9 yards to Kayne Farquharson.

Two of Marve's third-down conversions on the scoring drive were made with passes. He also threw deep passes. One was batted down near the end zone on a beautiful play by cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke. Another, to Farquharson, was underthrown, and Farquharson dropped the other. And yet, another seemed to hit Shields in the hands, but bounced away.

Marve, who ran fast and seemed calm and in control when he left the pocket, got the ball back at least four times. According to unofficial statistics, he completed 13 of 18 passes for 104 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Freshman Jacory Harris, just weeks out of high school, also impressed. He hit his Miami Northwestern teammate Aldarius Johnson his first two plays, for 4 and 8 yards. He also completed passes of 17 and 11 yards to Farquharson during that initial drive.

Harris completed 11 of 14 for 78 yards.

And Cannon Smith completed 2 of 4 passes for 54 yards. Smith got three series.

Shannon wouldn't let his players talk, but former UM star running back Edgerrin James was on the scene, and very happy with the practice.

''They looked good -- and calm,'' he said of the quarterbacks. ``They were getting pressure coming and still looking extremely good. Their decision-making is great. When they saw nothing there, they didn't force it. [Marve] would go to the line of scrimmage and knew exactly when to cross it and when not to. Those guys are big-time.''

Defensively, sophomore Allen Bailey, who was converted from linebacker to defensive end, crunched Shawnbrey McNeal in the backfield for a 4-yard loss. He also sacked Harris for a 14-yard loss, and combined on a sack with Darryl Sharpton and Eric Houston. Linebacker Sean Spence also made some big hits, including one on Cooper for a 5-yard loss.

On special teams, the Hurricanes made 1 of 2 field-goal attempts. The first, attempted by walk-on Alex Uribe, was from 41 yards, hit the left upright and bounced wide left. The next, kicked by freshman Jake Wieclaw, was good from 43 yards.

The biggest negative was that centers Tyler Horn, Matt Pipho and Xavier Shannon had problems snapping. Horn sent some high snaps and Shannon sent one bouncing. One of the snaps was fumbled by Smith, and then recovered by defensive end Adewale Ojomo.

INJURY REPORT

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie, who returned to spring ball after sitting out 2007 following a car accident in which he broke three vertebrae in his neck, came to Traz Powell with a boot on his left foot. Shannon said he wasn't sure how long McKenzie would be out. . . . Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Josh Holmes arrived on crutches, with his left leg in a high cast that went under his shorts. Tackle Orlando Franklin, also injured before Thursday, has a brace on his left wrist and forearm.
 10 years ago '04        #3217
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bailey was strongly considering florida, alabama, and miami

but once shannon sat down with momma bailey it was a wrap:applause:
 10 years ago '04        #3218
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I'm not even trying to hate but I can't even imagine how badly Meyer and the Gators want to stomp out Miami next season, sh*t should be intense as fu*k. Still I don't think Miami stands a chance at all and that's not even my hate talking. Still can't wait for this college football sh*t to start, it's painful waiting for the season to begin every year. And for Miami's sake I hope that Shannon actually is a good coach and not the buffoon I think he is because I need them to take out FSU every year. For some reason I think he might wind up for y'all like Zook did to us. Get great fu*king players but doesn't do sh*t with them.


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 10 years ago '04        #3219
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 1000bluntz said:
I'm not even trying to hate but I can't even imagine how badly Meyer and the Gators want to stomp out Miami next season, sh*t should be intense as fu*k. Still I don't think Miami stands a chance at all and that's not even my hate talking. Still can't wait for this college football sh*t to start, it's painful waiting for the season to begin every year. And for Miami's sake I hope that Shannon actually is a good coach and not the buffoon I think he is because I need them to take out FSU every year. For some reason I think he might wind up for y'all like Zook did to us. Get great fu*king players but doesn't do sh*t with them.
that a**hole meyer will try to put up 50 on us, i have no doubt about that.

and shannon's got a year under his belt and i expect him to fare alot better than he did last season.
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 Simba said:
I Think The U Will Officially Become My 2nd Fave/East Coast/ Southern Team....Too Similar To Southern Cal To Not fu*k With....

So On That Note.....

1.) What's The Deal With The Stadium Situation?

2.) What's The Early Word On Preseason Ranking?
the hurricanes are sharing dolphin stadium with the marlins and dolphins. theyre in the midst of renovating, it'll be one of the best stadiums in america when it's done.

miami wont be in the top-25, too much unproven talent at all the major skill positions.

i fu*ks with the trojans, all the hate they get when theyre on top reminds me of the old miami teams
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