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Offensive coordinator wait continues

The excitement surrounding the next football hire at the University of Miami reached the basketball court earlier today when coach Frank Haith opened his press conference with with an update. "I've got breaking news," Haith joked. "I'm taking the offensive coordinator job."

All jokes aside, somebody is expected to get the job soon (at least that is what I was told by a UM source inside). The hot name I and everyone else is hearing now in the last 24 hours is the one our Barry Jackson reported first a few weeks ago -- Philadelphia Eagles assistant coach Mark Whipple. I'm not saying that's definitely the guy, but that is the name emitting from just about everywhere.

Just so you know, I got off the phone with UM Sports Information Director Kerwin Lonzo at 4:15 p.m. who told me "we've got nothing to report yet." Lonzo promised me as soon as he hears something he'll get back to me and the other trillion news services who cover the Canes. Just so you know, I called the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this morning and spoke to their media relations department twice. No news from them either. I was told "all of our coaches are not in today."

The question is, is Whipple in the UM office today? "I know this, coach [Shannon's flight] got in late [earlier today]," Lonzo said. "We obviously have a big recruiting weekend. As soon as we get a chance to talk to him, we'll let you know if there is any news."

So, stay tuned. In the meantime...

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What you talkin' bout' HurricaneSeason09?

I can't focus on my work if the U is announcing the OC or Luke and the dancers are performing!

Nothing going on.

Shiiiiiiiiiiit

That's time I'll never get back!!

this is a rouse. nuthin happenin here. . .

Wouldn't it be great if they introduce Joe Offensive Coordinator and John Defensive Coordinator at this "media event"? You heard it here first.......

this is a rouse. nuthin happenin here. . .

Here's the one snag with Whipple: The Eagles just lost quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur, who took the offensive coordinator job with the St. Louis Rams. Whipple is likely next in line to replace Shurmur. If Whipple has NFL aspirations, it makes no sense for him to return to the college level when he's seeing first-hand the path of Shurmur. After a few years of being the Eagles QB coach, he could be an NFL coordinator. After a few years as UM offensive coordinator, he could be, well, fired.

-- Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel.

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I don't agree with this, Whipple could just as easily be fired in Philadelphia, Andy Reid is on his way out. Their talent is too old and Westbrook, while he is a great offensive player, isn't the type of back who runs between the tackles. The Giants are monsters and the Cowboys will be too once they get new coach...Whipple would do himself a favor by coming to UM. Randy Shannon is going to give him plenty of tools to play with.

hurricaneseason09-- you ain't right. don't pull that crap with us. you're not even at the hect. c'mon man that ain't right.

Thanks for wasting my time/life!

This is taking too long, this could hurt our recruiting weekend.

Yeah, Jacory can't do it all himself.

I miss Uncle Luke the U.

Unless they make the announcement tomorrow with the recruits there. That would be a smart move.

that would be huge! i am thinking we will hear after the weekend though...

hurricaneseason09-- cat got your tongue? why we can't hear from you now?

and the canenation turns on each other!!! we need some news.

So does anyone have some news on what is going on with the O.C.'s job? Let's hope we get some Oline signed this weekend.

Whipple Bio ...

http://www.whipple.org/photos/charmin.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Whipple

Herm Edwards is now available.

CaliCanesFan....I was thinking the same thing, make it to the recruits first and then make it public.

That would sell big time Canesjunkie in my book. That may be the case because the new OC has to meet at least with Jacory and the offence before they announce.

WQAM is reporting back on their research this evening related to the OC! Tune in...

Billy: It would make sense to announce the new OC just before these recruits arrive.

Bob: Ah Duhhh.

Billy: Who is it Bob? Who do you think, uh?

Bob: Dah kno! Dah kno! Yar the one bringing up this whole "it would make sense" thing.

Billy: No Bob, we're the one Bob. Remember, Bob we're the one.

Bob: Yaz Billy, we're one. So, Billy I think that Blart guy would work. Ya kno Billy, that Mall cop guy? Whata ya think, Billy.

Billy: I think we'er, er I'm, ah - I'm nutz? we'er nutz? . . . where's my meds?

I'm on it! I'll report it here whatever they say.

Still speculating Mark Whipple. SPECULATING!!

WQAM reports that Mark Whipple is the key name they are hearing and if they had to guess who it was going to be their informed choice would be Mark Whipple from what they have gathered behind the scenes.

That being said, there is nothing official out about this from UM yet and so we are still left waiting...I bet until Monday!

Dude, they HAVE to do this with the recruits there!!

Bunch of old farts are dissing the talent we have on the football field! They even called themselves Canes' fans. Jerks!!!

Note
Hey old guys who hate on the Canes on WQAM radio ARE NOT CANE FANS!! I'm getting irritated.

CaliCanesFan, I hope you are correct...but I think it will be Monday if they didn't seal the deal today!

Work out the details tonight, then do the thing tomorrow. Randy's gonna look like crap though with all that traveling and all.

mark whipple runs the whiplash offense which is so unpredicatbale and puts boatloads of points on the board..... he runs the ball, but he is the best with his passing offense which can attack any part of the secondary..... this would be an ideal fit for us and bring us back to the promise land where we could outgun any team in the nation

ppeace out, no more work! c y'all later this weekend.

Later Caneiac.

It sounds almost too good to be true to get Whipple. This is a guy that has a lot of years of head coaching experience at the college level and is an assistant with an NFL team. To me it feels like this is a demotion of sorts for him. If we get him that's spectacular. To me it just seems like it should not happen.

If they give him the OC plus a asst. head coaching title. He might come in here.

shivam,

Ya, I read this a few days ago;

As a college coach, Whipple was known for developing and running the "whiplash" offense, a wide-open passing attack that I have seen described as a version of the West Coast offense.

It's not your grandfather's offense:

"He doesn't really care where the ball is," Bagnoli said yesterday. "It could be at the 6-inch line, or fourth and 1.

He's going to be unpredictable.

He has no fear of throwing the ball down the field. He has that daring, going-against-the-percentages style that causes you concern. You don't ever know what's going to happen."

With the ACC being a "defensive conference" - this move would make a lot sense.

Using an unknown and unpredictable passing offense, ala GT's unknown and unpredictable running offense, to counter-act the defensive nature of the conference.

They say he throws it from anywhere. Wow, with Bryce Brown and other pass catching RS's, who "loves to catch ball."

Brandon London Dolphins WR played for him in college and said "he is great." And his offenses are totally unpredictable. The defense never knows what's coming next, pass, run - they just never know. He runs when pass is expected and visa versa. London, continued with he will run plays to set up play 4 or 5 plays down the road.

Looks like fun.

off a florida state site

"Just text back and forth with Greg Reid. First, he isn't visiting Tennessee this weekend but instead Alabama. As for next weekend, when he was scheduled to visit Georgia - I asked about the rumors of that trip being canceled and replaced by Miami:

"HaHa. Naw man."

He is still going to Georgia next weekend before making his decision on Feb. 3rd."

manny your are good, Shandel sucks!

Whipple-icious!

Thanks Manny!!! Keep up the good work!

It sounds almost too good to be true to get Whipple. This is a guy that has a lot of years of head coaching experience at the college level and is an assistant with an NFL team. To me it feels like this is a demotion of sorts for him. If we get him that's spectacular. To me it just seems like it should not happen.

Posted by: oaktree | January 23, 2009 at 07:16 PM

I dont think so because one Ur job is all ways in jeoperdy when ur playing for the eagles. Those fans are rough, lets not forget they booed Mcnabb when he got drafted. Before the eagles went on a late serge at the end of the year they were ready to get rid of the whole coaching staff. Now whipple can come here and if he does a great job, it will be easier for him to get a good HC job in college or in the NFL.

Look, I'm from Homestead, now living ATL. I grew up during the Luke years. The Canes DO NOT NEED UNCLE LUKE TO GET THEIR (Most over used term of our people today) SWAGGER BACK... You know how you get it back? Tebow, stopped trying to run to Sean Spence's side during that game. Punishing Hits, Devastating Pancake Blocks, & overall unrelenting play gets your "Damn, we playing the Canes next week" reputation back. Luke would bring more of a microscope back to the Canes. Anything that can potentially get Miami The Real Death Penalty. As in No Football @ SMU for... How long was it, 10yrs? If Miami would ever get the program back. Coach Shannon keep doing your thing. Keep teaching these young men they have fun without attracting the wrong attention. To those of you who don't agree... Go back & watch Jacory's Interview again. Pay attention to him saying "you have to realize that sometimes, you can't continue to hang around the wrong people anymore..."

Whipple - this guy sounds fun.

As a college coach, Whipple was known for developing and running the "whiplash" offense, a wide-open passing attack that I have seen described as a version of the West Coast offense. It's not your grandfather's offense:

"He doesn't really care where the ball is," Bagnoli said yesterday. "It could be at the 6-inch line, or fourth and 1. He's going to be unpredictable. He has no fear of throwing the ball down the field. He has that daring, going-against-the-percentages style that causes you concern. You don't ever know what's going to happen."

He is also an offensive nut. He instructed his team to begin the game with an outrageous five-receiver flood set called, ''Chattanooga.'' He promised the players that they would run that play to begin the game, regardless of starting position. He said he did it to ''break up the tension'' on the sideline.

Then there is Whipple's play-calling. He likes to go for it on fourth down, even if he can feel the shadow of his own end zone. Against Lehigh, the Minutemen went for it on fourth and 1 from their own 28. They made it. Yesterday, Whipple was about to go for an onside kick late in the second quarter and his team up 17 points. Georgia Southern coach Paul Johnson noticed this and put his hands team on the field. Whipple was in their heads early. They couldn't make halftime adjustments because what exactly were they going to adjust to?

London, Dolphin WR, played for him. And in tonight's interview with Bokamper London said;

"Whipple is a great coach. Fantastic with QB's & WR's and RB's & OL."

"He works with all groups to get all the timing down. He is definitely an offensive genius and a great game day coach."

"Wow if Miami get's him they'll tear up the ACC. With the ACC being a defensive confrence, this offense will be a huge antidote."

"RB's, especially those with hands, will love it. Lots of west coast passing and big holes for the RB's."

Last I heard, Bryce Brown loves to catch the ball. 42 and 61 yrd TD's at the Army HS game.

Did Patrick Nix say Randy wanted to be too conservative? Well, this guy is anything but conservative.

And I like the idea London spoke about - "an antidote to the ACC defensive conference." GT is doing that, an unknown and unpredictable offense. It's just they're doing ALL on the ground though. This guy loves to set up the run - he just does it his way. He will keep it balanced he just will run when pass is expected and pass when run is expected.

And - he has no fear. This should be fun - if he's the guy.

Just announce it when the recruits are there so we can lock some of these guys.

WQAM is still talking up Mark Whipple as the lead candidate for the OC position and are not talking about nobody else. Looks pretty good.

Just did a little research on Mark Whipple and he is known for coaching explosive offenses. His teams set offensive records at every college he coached at. Only negative I see is that if he came in and got the Canes ineffective offense in gear, he would very quickly become a prime candidate for head coaching jobs. Might not be a long term solution. For the short term, I can see recruits being excited about his offensive style and his connections to the NFL.

rumor that Whipple is the new oc/asst head coach press confrence soon, maybe sat.

csteelejr said:

Look, I'm from Homestead, now living ATL. I grew up during the Luke years. The Canes DO NOT NEED UNCLE LUKE TO GET THEIR (Most over used term of our people today) SWAGGER BACK...

WHATEVER, NO PRESS CONFERENCE TONIGHT-- BRING ON THE DAM*N LUKE DANCERS!!!!

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