Miami Hurricanes

most viewed right now
 42
Video inside Nov 22 - Death Date Announced For The Internet
22 comments
@news
most viewed right now
 38
NBA Westbrook to KD: I'm Coming at Your Neck Every Single Night
22 comments
@sports
most viewed right now
 33
Reminder Black Friday Starts Now at Walmart.com
36 comments
@games
most viewed right now
 22
Video inside TEKASHI69 saves Magnolia producer Pierre from an ass whooping or worse
40 comments
@hiphop

section   (0 bx goons and 1 bystanders) Share this on Twitter   Share this on Facebook
 

0 0%
Voters: 0. Sorry, you cannot vote on this poll (Boxden members only)

[Click here to become a member]

Props Slaps
 9 years ago '04        #4141
booie4 
space
avatar space
space
$5,238 | Props total: 1524 1524
good lookin out on the recruiting front
 9 years ago '04        #4142
booie4 
space
avatar space
space
$5,238 | Props total: 1524 1524
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami Head Coach Randy Shannon discusses this week's opponent as Miami prepares to play Duke.

OPENING STATEMENT

"This week we have Duke, another ACC conference team who is doing very good. They are doing very good at home and Thaddeus Lewis is doing good for them. He has done a god job of running their offense and Coach Cutcliffe has done a good job of getting Duke's offense going the way he wants it to be. They have had a week off of preparation and we have to expect the unexpected this week."

************************************************** ***************************

NEWS & NOTES

? Javarris James "should be a go" this week. James sustained a high ankle sprain against Florida and missed every game since. According to Shannon, James' time out has definitely hurt the offense. "It really hurt us. Javarris is the big back we have right now...if he is able to play for us, he should be a big spark for us."

? Offensive linemen Reggie Youngblood and Chris Barney are healthy and will play this week, according to Shannon. Barney played on special teams against UCF. Having Youngblood return is important to the offensive line because Shannon likes to play Chris Rutledge at guard.

? Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis went to high school at Hialeah Miami Lakes and is friends with players on the team like Adewale Ojomo, Chavez Grant, and Brandon Harris. Shannon said that connection just makes the game more fun. "Those guys will talk after the game, so it is a good thing for college football when you see guys from across the country playing each other and they know each other. When it is game time they know there are bragging rights"

? Shannon on the importance of stringing wins together and getting to a bowl game: "It is always important to get to a bowl game. That is the thing you shoot for. You shoot for winning first and then you shoot to win ACC games, and then after that you shoot for a bowl game. It is very important to get on the winning side and then you are at 4-3 now."

? Players who have been doing well on defense this year, according to Shannon: "Sean Spence, Darryl Sharpton did a great job last week. Glenn Cook has been consistent on defense. Allen Bailey is starting to come around. Dwayne Hendricks has been steady. He isn't making any plays, but he is steady and not busting or doing things to hurt the defense. It is good to see Brandon bounce back off of Florida State as a freshman. Carlos Armour has been doing a tremendous job for us and he has been nicked up all season long."

? Coming off a bye week, Shannon says he expects for Duke to have worked on new wrinkles and trick plays to install into the gameplan. "There is some new wrinkles here and there that you will see. Everybody has their base offense and base defense. You may see one or two trick plays and a new formation, or a new blitz, or a new coverage that you won't see on film."

? Shannon said the defense was better against UCF because they tackled better and didn't allow any big plays. "That was a big key in that game, not giving up any big plays."

? The biggest thing Robert Marve can do to win games for Miami is not turn the ball over, Shannon said. "Don't turn the ball over and you can be in it to win it. When you turn the ball over, that becomes a problem."

? Duke has played Miami tough the last two years and Shannon said he will address his team about not overlooking Duke this year. "We will talk about it today. They have played us tough. We are going to talk about not getting lulled to sleep about its Duke."

? Shannon gives the special teams a 'C' grade through the first half of the season. "We have given up some punt blocks and given up a touchdown on kickoff, but then we have won some games just on field position."

? Shannon said he would like to see the tight ends get more involved in the offense in the coming games. "We have got to get the tight ends more involved. I think we threw to the tight ends four times last week and they did a great job. They wanted to take our tight ends and running backs out of the game, which was a good gameplan.

? The reason cornerback DeMarcus Van Dke hasn't seen the field as much this year? He has improved since last year, but so have the other defensive backs on the roster, Shannon said. "Sometimes as players if you make mistakes or you get beat, you go in the tank a little bit...we are going to find packages for guys to be successful in and that is what we are doing with DeMarcus."

"He has done a good job, but the competition got him right now. Brandon is doing a good job, Bruce is doing a good job, so it is nothing he has done wrong, it is just those guys are doing better."

? Wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie was in the gameplan to play against UCF, but Shannon said the situation never came to put him in the game. Shannon says McKenzie is rising up the depth chart right now, but he is behind Travis Benjamin and Davon Johnson at the Z receiver.

? Allen Bailey said his pectoral is at 85-90 percent strength right now.
 9 years ago '04        #4143
Cap Peeler 7 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$12,859 | Props total: 0 0
I can't wait for saturday, this whole week's been sh*t with sports... i hate baseball. The only thing i look for every week is saturday and sunday.

Where the updates at?!?!?? i can't renew my rivals account anymore :-(

Canes updates got me hooked up like heroin; i be checking this thread way too much/day
 9 years ago '07        #4144
Kinglew88 13 heat pts13
space
avatar space
space
$13,507 | Props total: 1132 1132
Whats up my cane family......im always in this thread but jus now remembered my password.




Can Miami get a second straight top five class?

Absolutely. The Hurricanes are coming off a 2008 class that was ranked No. 1 in the nation, and they are seeing good production from that class. I know the win total might not be what Hurricanes fans were hoping to see -- they are 3-3. Still, in watching them play, you have to feel good about the future; several true freshmen, such as Miami Northwestern's Sean Spence and Aldarius Johnson, have stepped up.

Randy Shannon and his staff have the tough task of following up that top class with another strong effort on the recruiting trail. At this point, a top-five finish is in sight: The Hurricanes currently are hanging around the fringe of the top 10. This 2009 class is very good, and it got stronger this past week with the addition of ESPNU 150 running back Lamar Miller (Miami / k!llian). With Miller on board, Miami arguably has the best group of running backs in this class when you add No. 3-rated back Bryce Brown (Wichita, Kansas / East) and Mike James (Davenport, Fla. / Ridge Community) to the mix. The Hurricanes have also made moves to add some much-needed youth to their secondary with the commitments of players such as No. 3 corner Prince Kent (Norcross, Ga.) and talented athletes Brandon McGee (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Plantation) and Jamal Reid (Mayo, Fla. / Lafayette). Right now, Miami has five ESPNU 150 prospects and seven who rank among the top 20 at their respective positions. But if the Canes want to crack the top five, they still have some work to do.

Miami seems to still be in serious contention for some good prospects who could give this class the boost it needs to make the jump toward the top of the recruiting rankings. In-state, some key prospects include No. 8 defensive tackle Antwan Lowery (Miami/ Columbus), safety Tevin McCaskill (Miami / Northwestern), tight end Orson Charles (Tampa, Fla. / Plant), and the Seminole High trio of Ray Ray Armstrong, Andre Debose and Dyron Dye.


[+] EnlargeRoss Dettman for ESPNRISE

Craig Drummond, a dominant defensive lineman, is considering Miami.
Although Shannon has proven to do well in Florida, it is some big-time out-of-state prospects who could eventually propel this class toward a second straight top-five finish. Although it is very tough to get good prospects out of Louisiana when LSU has its sights on them, the Hurricanes do have a shot with No. 1-rated wide receiver Rueben Randle (Bastrop, La.). Some other key out-of-state prospects Hurricanes fans need to keep an eye on include No. 2-rated defensive end Sam Montgomery (Greenwood, S.C.), offensive tackle Xavier Nixon (Fayetteville, N.C. / Jack Britt), big defensive end Craig Drummond (Chicago / Morgan Park) and lineman William Campbell (Detroit / Cass Tech). It will be a battle to land any of these prospects, but Miami is in the hunt.




what are the chances rueben randle heads down bottom??
 9 years ago '05        #4145
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$13,042 | Props total: 639 639
no surprise travis benjamin and sean spence make the midseason freshmen all americans
 9 years ago '04        #4146
madness 14 heat pts14
space
space
space
$12,967 | Props total: 2776 2776
 L-E-Dub bi*ch said:
what are the chances rueben randle heads down bottom??
sup fam

prolly a 45/55 shot at randle, it'll be really hard to pull him out of tiger-territory.

but i do think we'll end up with andre debose as a consolation prize if we dont get him.
 9 years ago '04        #4147
madness 14 heat pts14
space
space
space
$12,967 | Props total: 2776 2776
 Deeangoe said:
no surprise travis benjamin and sean spence make the midseason freshmen all americans
:applause:



and when are you gonna change that god-awful avy? i feel like puking everytime i see it:sick:
 9 years ago '07        #4148
Kinglew88 13 heat pts13
space
avatar space
space
$13,507 | Props total: 1132 1132
 madness said:
sup fam

prolly a 45/55 shot at randle, it'll be really hard to pull him out of tiger-territory.

but i do think we'll end up with andre debose as a consolation prize if we dont get him.
i heard his brother is a big hurricanes fan

but im hoping we pull some more offense because its awful to watch.

also some offensive linemen.

 9 years ago '07        #4149
Kinglew88 13 heat pts13
space
avatar space
space
$13,507 | Props total: 1132 1132
 P. Dedos said:
we are also very close of stealing sheldon richardson... hes a freak


right now rivals top 5 are


1. matt barkley

2. rueben randle

3. bryce brown

4. J. Jenkins

5. Sheldon Richardson



CAN WE GET TWO OUT OF FIVE????? :wow: :wow: :wow:
are you able to post that rivals article??
 9 years ago '05        #4150
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$13,042 | Props total: 639 639
 madness said:
:applause:



and when are you gonna change that god-awful avy? i feel like puking everytime i see it:sick:
2 week avy bet:banghead: .... comes off on saturday tho


Last edited by Deeangoe; 10-16-2008 at 03:14 PM..
 9 years ago '07        #4151
Kinglew88 13 heat pts13
space
avatar space
space
$13,507 | Props total: 1132 1132
 P. Dedos said:
nah


maybe a nole can hook it up


EDIT: Got it famo
good sh*t

lets see where this goes

i doubt he goes back on his commitment tho


but hey we dont get him orson charles aint so bad(thats my homeboy to)
 9 years ago '04        #4152
booie4 
space
avatar space
space
$5,238 | Props total: 1524 1524
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Saturday against UCF is something quarterback Robert Marve will probably never forget. However, as long as he remembers it, it's something he'll probably find a way to not repeat following a three interception performance where his decisions were questionable at best.

In most years a match up against Duke would be a welcome for a team that is struggling, but the 'Canes are not having a typical 'Canes year and Duke is not the typical Duke getting bludgeoned by ACC opponents.

At the same time, the Blue Devils have given the 'Canes fits over the past two years. And Marve knows it. He's certainly not overlooking the Dukies, not after having had a nightmare of a game last Saturday.

"I think Duke has a great team this year. One thing I noticed on film is they are always hustling to the ball, no matter if they make the play or miss the play, they always have a bunch of players running around. They're real pumped up on the defensive side of the ball and they are going to get at us," Marve said.

For Marve it will be a chance to get back on track and improve, something the 'Canes haven't seen much of since they beat Texas A&M 41-23 last month.

"It's a big deal for both teams. It's a big ACC game for us. We are trying to get that first ACC game under our belts," Marve said. "We are gong to be prepared for everything. We have to go in and play our "A" game."

However, Marve doesn't plan on changing his approach to the game. While he knows he didn't have a good game against UCF, he's not letting it get in his head or allowing it to affect his play.

"I just need to keep my head, just keep trying to make plays happen, you are never as bad as you think you are and you are never as good as you think you are," Marve said. "The biggest thing is to keep making my reads and no hesitation on my part."

One thing that Marve has struggled with each week is the different looks that defenses are throwing at him. While he sees one thing on film during practice and film review, when the games come, he finds himself a bit confused and surprised at what teams are throwing his way.

It happened against Florida State when he said that he was surprised at the 'Noles speed on defense and that they did nothing on film in the game.

He made the same comments following the UCF game saying that UCF changed a lot of things.

The problem for Marve is that is what being a college quarterback is. It's about making adjustments on the fly and being able to read what the defense is doing. It's what separates the average from the good and the good from the great, something Marve strives to be.

"The looks definitely change up on us a bit. It's about seeing a different look and learning how to react to it," Marve said.

And trusting offensive coordinator Patrick Nix is also important. Although Marve says he has full faith in Nix's play calling, the 'Canes offense has struggled in every game except for the Texas A&M game.

"Whatever he calls we have full faith in it. We are just trying to execute everything he calls," Marve said.

Marve also likes the fact that Nix is on the field and able to give him immediate feedback as he comes off the field.

"He gives us indicators on what the defense is doing. Having him on the field right in front of you helps you a lot," Marve said.

But Marve's focus is Duke.

"I am looking forward to going on the road and playing on the road at Duke. I am feeling good about going to Duke and getting ready for them," Marve said.
 9 years ago '04        #4153
booie4 
space
avatar space
space
$5,238 | Props total: 1524 1524
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami is coming off a 20-14 lackluster victory over UCF as the Hurricanes racked up just 216 yards of total offense.

"This week, for whatever reason, we just didn't play very good. Everyone one of us will admit it," offensive coordinator Patrick Nix said. "We didn't play with a lot of emotion or passion. We've got to remedy that. That's what this game is about. If you don't play with it, it's going to be hard.

"We can't generate it as coaches. They've got to play with that."

The offensive output dropped Miami to 110th in total offense--averaging 289 yards a game. Nix, in his second year at UM, has beared the brunt of criticism from the fans.

"The fans we talk to are behind us so we don't worry about it," Nix said. "I know this is that we've got a room full of guys that are behind and coaches and that's all we're concerned with. Fans pay to come watch us, that's about it. We've got to do what we do and do the best we can. We can't worry about criticism, this that and the other.

"It's easy to sit up there and criticize. That's the easiest thing in the world to do. It's easy to sit and write it or talk about it. That's the easy thing to do. The tough thing to do is to go out there and take the snap and actually be on the field and actually be going through it. That's the toughest thing. The easiest thing is for people who have never been there and done that to say, 'why don't they do this or why don't they do that?' That sounds good and reads good, but the realistic part of it is that you have a group of guys that are working extremely hard and we're going to get better."

Quarterbacks

Nix talked about the play of the quarterbacks--Robert Marve and Jacory Harris--who have combined to throw for 924 yards, seven touchdowns, and nine interceptions while completing 55 percent of their passes in six games.

"You basically have 1.8 seconds to make a decision," Nix said. "And to decipher everything and where the defense is going and where the offensive guys are, it's not always easy. Some guys can't handle the 1.8 seconds. That's why they are great out here throwing against air, but once you get them in a real situation, it's tough.

"I think both guys have done a good job overall of handling it, but when you start getting those different looks and all of a sudden they roll this coverage and you're thinking where's he going and I'm supposed to go there, sometimes it's just too late. But we are starting to get to the point where they are remembering where to go, now we just have to get it a little bit quicker. That will come with time and experience."

Marve, the team's starting quarterback, has struggled in the last three games throwing for just 331 yards, four touchdowns, and seven interceptions.

"If anybody watched the Florida State game, they saw he got hit about every time he threw," Nix said. "For any quarterback, that is a little bit of a struggle when you're getting hit every single time you throw it. Last week (against UCF), two of his interceptions he trusted his receivers--made good reads and good throws--but one interception, a receiver got knocked off his route and the other receiver raised his shoulders a little bit, telegraphed it to the corner and he jumped it.

"To be honest with you, I am really proud of his trust to throw it in there and not have to wait and see a receiver to be open. A lot of quarterbacks don't ever trust that and that's what makes them not real good. Robert trusts that they will be there, but the biggest thing is that he can't lose that trust."

One of the hot topics out of Coral Gables following the UCF game was Marve's comments about seeing a defense they had not gameplanned against during practice. It was the second straight week Marve has made these comments.

"Talk to any NFL quarterback and they'll tell you that when you game plan to get ready for one thing and when they start doing something different, it's not always easy," Nix said. "I remember the days. Thank goodness I played in a day and a time when defenses were very basic and everybody just tried to line up and whip each other more than anything. Now you get a little bit of everything.

"In the last two weeks, (the quarterbacks) have seen coverages they have never seen before from our defense or anybody. Everybody says why don't you rep them in practice, but are we going to rep ghosts? I want to rep what we think we are going to get. That's what you got to do."


Wide Receivers

Miami has four freshmen wide receivers ranked in the top six amongst receivers in receptions.

"They are doing real good," Nix said. "When you see different coverages, different looks, and different things. You just have to go through a few growing pains with them. The talent is there, the effort is there, and they are going to get a lot better and understand the little things of how they have to run routes to make us a better team."

Nix called out freshman rising star Travis Benjamin after Benjamin ran a bad route causing Marve to throw an interception, which was returned for a touchdown.

"I love Travis to death and Travis is going to be an incredible receiver and he's doing really good, but on the interception (Joe Burnett) who he was running against, I bet he has seen two million curls in his day and as soon as Travis raised up and showed he was running a curl, that sucker jumped all over it," Nix said. "So he just has to learn to keep his shoulders down, push through your route, and use your speed to push him off."

There has been a lot of discussion about Miami's inability to make big plays in the passing game and running a lot of short routes instead of trying to throw the ball down the field to the receivers.

"We've had a lot of routes down the field," Nix said. "Just like the other day, one of the interceptions was 25-30 yards down the field, the other was 15 yards down the field. We had several that we had open down the field that we didn't hit. I don't think it's just short stuff, we are running routes down the field too. Once again, there are a lot of things that go involved to running routes and if you have time to throw it....we have tried to throw the ball down the field, but it hasn't always been thrown down the field for maybe a lack of a read or flushed out of the pocket. I wouldn't say it's because of the receivers."

Teaching Process

Nix, 36, is enjoying the teaching and coaching process with the younger players and says they are eager to learn.

"I'm enjoying working with them a ton," Nix said. "They are great guys, great to work with, and hard-workers so that's been a lot of fun. They are all working extremely hard. every one of them will come up to you after practice and say, 'Coach, if he had thrown an interception, that would have been my fault because I did this on the route'. They are all owning up to it and realize we are all in it together."
 10-18-2008, 10:15 AM         #4154
Sh0wty  OP
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
Anyone know a place that will stream the duke game today?
 9 years ago '04        #4155
Cap Peeler 7 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$12,859 | Props total: 0 0
 Sh0wty said:
Anyone know a place that will stream the duke game today?
it's gonna be on ESPN U

if you don't got that, try i always seem to find a few games on there.
 9 years ago '05        #4156
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$13,042 | Props total: 639 639
if i knew how to stream live television i would hook yall up
 10-18-2008, 12:13 PM         #4157
Sh0wty  OP
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  
Comcast Down here in Miami does not carry ESPN U
 10-18-2008, 02:38 PM         #4158
Cheeze  OP
space
space
space
$n/a | Props total:  


:cool-smiley-009:
 9 years ago '04        #4159
KiNgJaMeS305|M 58 heat pts58
space
avatar space
space
$22,900 | Props total: 44 44
jesus fu*king christ this team is frustrating to watch. Defense cant cover and Marve is worse than kyle wright
 9 years ago '05        #4160
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
space
avatar space
space
$13,042 | Props total: 639 639
 KiNgJaMeS305 said:
jesus fu*king christ this team is frustrating to watch. Defense cant cover and Marve is worse than kyle wright
this sh*t is reaallly frustrating...this is pretty pathetic cuz i remember even when miami was on probation...they atleast blew out the teams they were supposed to blow out
Home      
  
 

 






most viewed right now
 15
Tig ol Bittie Ms. Christine Lashawn
43 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 13
Video inside When you try to sell 4 new games and a system and GameStop offers $30
91 comments
1 day ago
@games
most viewed right now
 9
Image(s) inside Is she too pretty to be a pornstar?
129 comments
1 day ago
@thotsdimesetc
most viewed right now
 8
Video inside Lit UPS Worker delivering a package near you soon
82 comments
1 day ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
 5
NFL Who is Currently your NFL MVP?
85 comments
1 day ago
@sports
most viewed right now
 5
FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see..
206 comments
2 days ago
@news
most viewed right now
 4
Image(s) inside Nov 21 - Here's What u Have to Earn to Get a Mortgage in America's 50 ..
140 comments
1 day ago
@news
most viewed right now
 3
Image(s) inside ‘Aquaman:’ Director James Wan Says His Film Won’t Use Air Bubbles Like..
30 comments
1 day ago
@movies
back to top
register contact Follow BX @ Twitter Follow BX @ Facebook search BX privacy