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Camp Rewind, depth chart predictions

All was quiet at UM Tuesday as the team participated in a closed afternoon practice before taking Wednesday off. Coach Randy Shannon is set to speak with reporters Wednesday during his first ACC Teleconference of the year and then players will talk again after practice resumes Thursday.

I figured the best way to kill time after today's Canes afternoon chat was to recap the end of camp and piece together what I think the depth chart will look like after a few injuries and surprises. Shannon will hand over his version of the depth chart to reporters later this week. But first, Camp Rewind.

Taylor Cook's transfer to SMU was a shocker for the Canes. > Best thing to happen for UM at camp: The development and health of the tight ends. Not only did Dedrick Epps' injured knee hold up, but Jimmy Graham made the move from the basketball court appear like its going to be a success. There were serious concerns entering camp UM might not have a real tight end target to throw to. Now, it looks like there are two.

> Biggest story from camp: The departure of backup quarterback Taylor Cook. Everyone around UM knew Cannon Smith (6-0, 205) was probably never going to take a snap in a game for the Canes. But when Cook approached coaches last week about transferring there was genuine surprise. The 6-7, 235-pound quarterback looked like he had made strides under offensive coordinator Mark Whipple and would be a good backup to Jacory Harris if he ended up sidelined. Now, true freshman A.J. Highsmith (6-0, 195) is the backup. Even though Highsmith has done well in camp according to teammates, he's still undersized and fresh out of high school. And now there is real reason for concern if Jacory ever goes down.

> Biggest injury: The loss of defensive end Adewale Ojomo. The sophomore as making huge strides and now he's likely done for the season with a broken jaw after being sucker punched in the locker room by a walk-on. Miami's defensive ends were expected to be the strength of the defense. Now, the Canes look average at best with senior Eric Moncur (groin) doubtful and redshirt freshman Gavin Hardin (neck) expected out for the season.

> Most encouraging sign: The defense is creating turnovers. Every day we heard about a different player in the secondary making an interception or a big play. With new defensive coordinator John Lovett playing more of a Randy Shannon style, in-your-face defense, players have said they feel more comfortable in the system and it has allowed them to break on more balls and play with more confidence.

Offense
QB: Jacory Harris | A.J. Highsmith
RB: Graig Cooper  | Javarris James or Lee Chambers
FB: Pat Hill | John Calhoun
WR: Aldarius Johnson | Leonard Hankerson
WR: LaRon Byrd | Travis Benjamin
Slot: Kendal Thompkins | Thearon Collier
TE: Dedrick Epps | Jimmy Graham
LT: Jason Fox | Ben Jones
LG: Orlando Franklin | Brandon Washington
C: A.J.. Trump | Tyler Horn
RG: Harland Gunn | Joel Figueroa
RT: Matt Pipho | Jermaine Johnson

Defense
LE:
Olivier Vernon | Andrew Smith
DT: Marcus Forston | Joe Joseph or Micanor Regis
DT: Allen Bailey | Josh Holmes or Jeremy Lewis
RE: Marcus Robinson | Steven Wesley
WLB: Colin McCarthy | Jordan Futch
MLB: Darryl Sharpton | Arthur Brown
SLB: Sean Spence | Ramon Buchanon
BCB: Brandon Harris | Chavez Grant or Ryan Hill
FCB: Demarcus Van Dyke | Brandon McGee or Sam Shields
Nickel: Chavez Grant
S: Vaughn Telemaque | Jojo Nicholas
S: Randy Phillips | Jared Campbell or Ray Ray Armstrong

> For those of you who have been asking, The Herald's football preview will be out Thursday.

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I'm flying all the way from Los Angeles to see this game. Don't let me down Canes. The last time i was in Tally wasn't much fun.

On Defense

I say throw Allen Baily back over the Left End in front of Oliver Vernon, and let Vernon come in on Pass Rushing situations.

The vacancy left by Baily can be filled in my Joe Joseph -- he's a sleeper that has gotten the job done...

Defense
LE: Allen Bailey |Olivier Vernon | Andrew Smith
DT: Marcus Forston | or Micanor Regis
DT: Joe Joseph | Josh Holmes or Jeremy Lewis
RE: Marcus Robinson | Steven Wesley
WLB: Colin McCarthy | Jordan Futch
MLB: Darryl Sharpton | Arthur Brown
SLB: Sean Spence | Ramon Buchanon
BCB: Brandon Harris | Chavez Grant or FCB: Demarcus Van Dyke | Brandon McGee or Sam Shields
Nickel: Chavez Grant
S: Vaughn Telemaque | Ryan Hill |
Jojo Nicholas
S: Randy Phillips | Ray Ray Armstrong or Jared Campbell

I had a blast in Lauderdale 83'

Damage Inc.

Go!

I LOVE that Olivier Vernon is your projected starter...!!!

I wanna see Arthur start soon.

looking at the depth chart... thin at defensive end, true, but man, we look loaded at DT, decent to above average at linebacker and decent to above average in the secondary. And young, all over, very young.

This will be a good year for the Canes. Probably will not win the ACC, but we will do well. Shannon will keep his job, in no small part because he makes his players take academics seriously. And next year will be one to savor.

Nobody bother me Monday night, I'm watching TV.

> Most encouraging sign: The defense is creating turnovers. Every day we heard about a different player in the secondary making an interception or a big play.

That's just great !!!

Too bad Ur once again playing with and beating Urselves .

Posted by: just clean house already, the carousel reputation isn't going away anytime soon | September 01, 2009 at 04:45 PM


1-800- RICHROD ?

Posted by: Just Replace One Sorry UM Coach With Another ...

Can anyone tell me why Miami is not getting any love on the sports show? Miami has a better squad that the one that led that ACC for a week last year.

Why can't we be 4-0....

I want real answers....

Posted by: Ricardo | September 01, 2009 at 04:29 PM


Hmmmmmmm let's see ... 19-19 the past 3 years ... 2-11 record against ranked teams in that same time period (#20 Texas AnM and #18 B.C.) Multiple Injuries and Transfers ...No Depth at KEY Positions... 5 Coordinators in 3 years... Ur ALWAYS TOO YOUNG... Ur KICKER is Ur Returning MVP... Can't Run or stop the run... No Home Stadium... Unbelievably Clueless Fans... And so on and so on and so on ...

Not to mention, WHEN Ur Q.B. so much as goes out with a broken pinkie, high ankle, the flu, Earhole Indexed Fingered, concussed, collerboned, turftoed, dislocated thumb, broken sternum or a flamingo'd knee or elbow............

U WILL THEN STARE 2-10 RIGHT IN UR ORANGE N GREEN with Gator ENVY FACES
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Ohhhh nevermind ... Ur Canes are surely BCS Bound ...

Feel better ? Enjoy it the next 5 days while they last Ricky .


Something that hasn't been mentioned. If our offense is dominant, how do we keep Whipple. Being successful and having inside connections to S FLA athletes will make him a hot commodity

I think James will be better and there for see more time than Cooper. Graham could turn into a Shockey of 2000 (2nd string out of nowhere/a few big plays makes him a fan favorite). Hope to see all the WRs like Collier and Streeter. I think I will. O-Line seems to still be the biggest question mark. Gator fans coming on to this site to talk smack are weak...Did anyone see what Sun-Sentinel said about Tim James??!! Let us pray #40 makes it back from Iraq okay. UM's version of Pat Tillman. UM 27, FSU 20.

History.. That is the answer I get. if that is the case, history tells us that Miami always rebounds.....Remember 1996 all the sanctions it took about 3 years for Miami to come up again.... this is Randy Shannon’s third year and Miami is due to Rise......

Also history will show that Miami not the Gator or the Seminoles are the class of FLORIDA...

The Gator will loose one or two games and I hope we meet at any bowl game It would be like in New Orleans (Sugar Bowl)all over again..remember gator fans. WE WILL BEAT YOU ON THE STREETS AND THEN WILL BEAT YOU ON THE GRASS...

HISTORY WILL PROVE ME RIGHT...BUDDY

I never answer gator poster, but really they seem to have no life, just live to be critical to no apparent end, pathetic. They cannot even seem to enjoy their current run, sad.

The depth chart is interesting.. For all of those thinking doomsday thoughts if JH gets hurt should put that aside. My hat is off to AJ Highsmith for putting so much heat on Taylor Cook and Cannon Smith that they decided to transfer rather than stay and compete. Taylor Cook just had a write up in the paper about being ready to compete, that was printed too early. A true freshman walked onto campus at UM and out worked and was out competing 2, 2nd year players. This kid is realizing his dream right now and all he wanted was to be a Miami Hurricane. That was it and he came in there ready to go and with the right attitude. All of the players recognized that and thats who I would listen to because they are there seeing whats happening and we are not. One player was quoted as saying it didnt matter what Taylor or Cannon did, they were not going to be out AJ. He has made that much of an impression, he has talent, he studies like a pro and he prepares like one. That should tell all kids wanting to play ball about what it takes to realize your dreams and should be the kind of player UM recruits and we all support.
Go Canes.. Lets start making believes out of people this coming Monday night in Doak Campbell...

This is not Randys depth chart???

Randy does not have a depth chart yet.

Interesting that Tommy Streeter was not on the depth chart. I know the wideout "bus" got smaller this year but I thought Streeter was a big time baller. I guess no one expected Hankerson to play as well as he has. Hats off to him.

Also, Gunn over Fig? Huh? I always thought Fig was big, strong, mean and talented and under the impression that he was going to be one of the next great O-lineman. I also thought Brandon Washington was playing center. Any thoughts?

GO CANES!

Let Arthur Brown come in on 3rd down passing situations as the "elephant" which is a hybrid of a defensive end and linebacker. He has great speed and will create a mismatch for the offensive tackle. Or...let him "spy" Christian Ponder. Ponder is more of a runner than he is a passer ala Tim Tebow.

"U WILL THEN STARE 2-10 RIGHT IN UR ORANGE N GREEN with Gator ENVY FACES"


Gator ENVY????

Gayturd fans post in miami hurricane blog despite winning 2 NC's the last 3 years, and ur talking about canes fans having "Gator ENVY FACES", are you dellusional or something??? i think every single gayturd fans should look in the mirror and ask themselves who really have the envious face??????

I only have a problem with Kendal starting over Thearon! Everything else looks alright to me! Go Canes!!!!!!

Very dissapointed with Ojomo....he must have been acting like a douche bag to get sucker punched...I think that factor alone will hurt us this year. I only hope that whoever steps up in his place rocks it this year so that he never comes back....no need for a punk who got "punked" in the locker room....loser!!

Mike P. from L.A., where's a good canes bar at here in L.A.? I'm in North Hollywood and the only Cane fan I know. I need to find a place where I don't have to see Trojan fans!!! Also, if any Canes fans are ever in Los Angeles, stop by Hooters in Burbank to talk trash to the Gaytor Fans. Only fans worse are Buckeye fans!! Lets go Canes!!!

Something that hasn't been mentioned. If our offense is dominant, how do we keep Whipple. Being successful and having inside connections to S FLA athletes will make him a hot commodity

Posted by: GAYTAH HATA | September 01, 2009 at 07:03 PM


Here they go again Arty ... Dominant and hot commodity ?

Jesus Can Fan ! Get ONE ! PLLLLEEEAASE JUST ONE Signature WIN in 4 YEARS and then start with Ur Pipe Dreams...

Nobody Wants Ur Retred Coordinators U TARDS !!!

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | September 02, 2009 at 07:58 AM

http://www.igglesblog.com/iggles_blog/2008/02/who-is-mark-whi.html

Bill Cowher and I talked about (Mark Whipple) last year when I thought maybe I would lose Pat (Shurmur) about maybe coming in and working with the quarterbacks and Bill told me that, when he came back, that would be the first guy that he would hire.
I said, Wow, I've got to really look at this guy.
-- andy reid

WANTED MAN

WANTED MAN


great then U'll be fo fo fo in codeenators ...


PLLLLEEEAASE JUST ONE Signature WIN

Posted by: Nobody Wants Ur Retred Coordinators U TARDS !!! | September 02, 2009 at 07:58 AM

How about the ACC Champs who destroyed Cinci in the BCS? You know the team that's going to dominate Bama this Saturday!

You do get dumber everyday; you know that right? Well, if not, we are all telling you. You must not be popular with the ladies cause you spend more time here than anywhere else. GET A LIFE!!!

Did Dan Mullen just not leave FU?!

OCs and DCs leave at every college. It's part of the game, BUT you wouldn't know that. You have no football intelligence at all. All you talk about is nonsense.

Secondly, are we not the ones firing them except Bill Young who went back to his freaking alma mater? It takes coaching and player chemistry to win games. Shannon being a new HC did not have a coaching staff that he could just bring in. You know, like Meyer did after establishing one through Bowling Green and Utah?! He's had to build one from scratch, cutting out the people that didn't fit. I mean, you are here everyday and reading everything Cane so we would all expect you to know that. BUT like I said, you get dumber everyday.

GO CANES!!!

PLLLLEEEAASE JUST ONE Signature WIN

Posted by: Nobody Wants Ur Retread Coordinators U TARDS !!! | September 02, 2009 at 07:58 AM

How about the ACC Champs who destroyed Cinci in the BCS? You know the team that's going to dominate Bama this Saturday!

Posted by: 360Cane | September 02, 2009 at 09:12 AM

Was talking about Duh U you IDIOT ... H.O.W. A.B.O.U.T. U ? Relax, U have no answer.

Seriously, U Can't be that dimwitted U delusional dense dunce ... or can U ?
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How'd that 38-3 LSU vs Ga. Tech Bowl BEATDOWN workout for U ? Oh yeah, that also falls under the WHO GIVES A PHUUUUUCK CATEGORY...

Now go back into Ur Delusional Fog U Complete TARD .

Im looking at the depth chart I have one question? Where is TOMMY STEETER???????????????

I <3 gayturds!!!! Thanks for showin us HOW MUCH we've hurt u over the past 30yrs!! The anger on display for a team u dont even play year in and year out (BCUS spurrier's a H** lmao...n was scared to LOSE to BOTH other florida schools)is AMAZING!!! Its like when the school bully finally loses a fight!!! LMAO...We were down Gayturds, but WERE BaaaaaAAAAAAcckkkk!!! N since we suck so much, Y WONT U PLAY US!!???? (cant wait for this response...Sure it will be ingorance laden!!) LMAO...I WENT/PLAYED/GRADUATED from THE GREATEST SCHOOL IN THE STATE OF MIAMI!!!!!! lol...THE UUUUUUUUU!!!! be-yoooootch!! :* (thats for the Gayturds! U guys need a hug! lmao....)

Did Dan Mullen just not leave FU?!

Posted by: 360Cane | September 02, 2009 at 09:19 AM

OCs and DCs leave at every college. It's part of the game
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Oh U continue to top Ur braindead self !

Ur COORDINATORS, all 5 with more to come, GOT SHEETCANNED !!! U mean that genius Bill Young, who's D gave up 1,900 yards RUSHING Last Year ? He was on his way out anyway.

Mullen took an SEC HEAD JOB !


WhipIt is NOT, nor will ever be on ANY D-1 Head Job Radar Screens U Tool.

U have to come harder than that U Tard ...


"It takes coaching and player chemistry to win games."

Wrong again U Dolt, It Takes PLAYERS !!! (u remember the 80's n 90's when U had them)... U have only 3 On Ur Whole Team that could compete with Ur Canes of Yesteryear, and one is a FREAKING MVP Kicker !

go back to school boy.

I never answer gator poster, but really they seem to have no life, just live to be critical to no apparent end, pathetic. They cannot even seem to enjoy their current run, sad.

Posted by: dlu | September 01, 2009 at 08:32 PM
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Interesting take dlu... U Ever come to the conclusion that Ur 4 year irrelevant spiral has no apparent end ?

Here's a novel news flash for U ... U Win It Ends ... See U around for a while huh ?

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"I never answer gator poster"

U just did, louder than U could ever imagine.

We were down Gayturds, but WERE BaaaaaAAAAAAcckkkk!!! N since we suck so much, Y WONT U PLAY US!!???? (cant wait for this response...Sure it will be ingorance laden!!) LMAO...I WENT/PLAYED/GRADUATED from THE GREATEST SCHOOL IN THE STATE OF MIAMI!!!!!!

Posted by: ChampionCane '01 | September 02, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Win All Ur Games and Ur Wish will come true ...

U palyed huh? Scout Team blocking Dummy ?

I can't see how the Canes DON'T win the ACC this year. They were in contention for it last year until GT showed us Young was the wrong guy at the wrong time. Coordinators are easier to replace than the talent on the field and the talent on the field has warranted great expectations. I don't think Shandel is drinking kool aid. Shandel sees the talent there live and in person. We all saw flashes of it last year. Whatever anyone thinks about Shannon (I'm 50%-50% on the guy going into today, 100% on him starting tomorrow), none of that matters right now if you are a Canes fan. It's time to take the gloves off. Let's get behind them because it's going to be a helluva ride one way or the other. Florida State is mere days away and it's not that this is the first game of the season... it's FLORIDA FRICKEN STATE. Really, to me... no other game matters. We can go 1-11 and if the 1 win is Florida State, I'm okay. Which pretty much accounts for ALL of my positive feelings for Shannon. Remember that he beat FSU 2 years ago AT Doak Campbell. I still expect nothing but the best for Shannon AND UM football. Nine wins is not enough for me going into the season. That is a sure sign of weakness and you simply DON'T START any season like that. 'We expect to compete and we expect to win' should be the motto, period the end. There are no exceptions. UM won it's FIRST national championship by beating the 'GREATEST' football team ever (at the time). So there is no reason to fear ANY game. Let's do this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Canes bar in LA, good luck. Just go somewhere with lots of TVs and get your own corner.

Manny,

I am all for hearing opposing views even from Gaytor fans as long as they are informative and at least make a point. As for the flooding of garbage by the same Turd fan, can you show all of that Gaytor's comments in a different color font (maybe from his/her/its IP address) so that us Cane fans can just skip over that crap. That moron is sabotauging your blog, so if you do not delete its moronic comments, at least differentiate them so we dont have to waste weeks of our life sifting through the posts that obviously come from someone who did not get any love as a child. The freak is obviously a closet Cane fan as I have never seen anybody show more passion and hatred for another team. FYI, I have never gone onto another team blog, as I could care less what they have to say.

I guess the Resurection and Resurgance has instilled some fear in some pimple-headed dweeb

Thank you,

Tococane

depth chart predictions.

How many different levels is that hilarious on?

Keep em guessin Marbles. GT and Feee-shoo are sittin around right now killing themselves tryin to figger out you depth chart.

LMAO.. what a clown shannon is. Wake up dude, you're insulting ALL of your starters and everyone who cares about them. It's a football team not a CIA hit list jakazz.

I love it when I strike a nerve. Anyone that comes back by name calling when they are blatantly called out shows they have nothing intelligent to say. Bring the name calling on, baby! Your mommy's boob is calling.

Then to post it on another blog?! Glad to see you have soooo much time on your hands. Welfare must be nice!

Here's a little FYI (oops - for your information - forgot who I was talking to)...I am pretty sure all Cane fans read everything Cane, and there is no reason to post the SAME THING on other blogs. GET A LIFE!!!

AAAAHHHHHH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - ROTF - HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

GO CANES!!!

How'd that 38-3 LSU vs Ga. Tech Bowl BEATDOWN workout for U?

Posted by: I'm a retard! | September 02, 2009 at 09:46 AM

Well, it's ok to get beat IN THE SAME BOWL WE BLASTED THE GATORS THE YEAR BEFORE!!! Same bowl makes it BORING!!! LSwho won a bowl that matters! Whoohoo!!!

How about this one? 62-24 BEATDOWN in the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP by Nebraska!!! Now that's embarrassing especially in a game THAT MATTERS!!!

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

Win All Ur Games...

Posted by: I'm even more retarded!| September 02, 2009 at 11:23 AM


I just got back from school, and learned this...THE GATORS HAVE NEVER DONE IT!!!

I have never gone on any Gaytor sites and posted or even read their fans' stupid comments. It says a lot about the Gaytor fans that they have to read everything written about the U...penis envy anyone? The Gaytors will always be looking up to the U cause we have more rings and will start winning some more soon. Time to go back to your Tebow blow-up doll wussies.... this year the U will show the world that we are back.

Looks to me like the GAYTURDS are in store for another Sugar Bowl beatdown !! They better pray Miami doesnt catch them on a neutral field, for we will have the last laugh of this decade....GO CANES !! Bring it Criminoles, Trailerhassee is getting hit by a Cat. 5 this Labor Day !!

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