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Duke injury report, Brandon Knight, hoops update

The latest injury report for the Canes is out and it looks like linebacker Sean Spence (leg) and safety Vaughn Telemaque (shoulder) will be game time decisions for Saturday's game against Duke. Both are listed as questionable.

Vaughn Telemaque and Ray Ray Armstrong could be reunited at safety this week. Safety Ray Ray Armstrong (leg) and quarterback Jacory Harris (hand) are expected to go against the Blue Devils and listed as probable. 

As expected, receiver/punt returner Thearon Collier (ankle) is out along with cornerback Sam Shields (leg), fullback Patrick Hill (ankle) and running back Lee Chambers (leg).

> Duke's injury situation is a little better than what we heard from coach David Cutcliffe on Sunday when he remarked this could potentially be the team's worst in his two years. Backup running back Re'quan Boyette (leg), defensive tackle Vince Oghobaase (leg) and receiver Johnny Lee (knee) are all out. But receiver Austin Kelly (upper body), linebacker Abraham Kromah (leg), quarterback Thaddeus Lewis (thigh), linebacker Vincent Rey (leg) and kicker Will Snyderwine (leg) are all listed as probable.

COLLINS LEADS CANES... After taking a back seat to Durand Scott, Malcolm Grant and James Dews his first two games, Dwayne Collins finally played the role of go-to guy for Frank Haith's basketball team Thursday at the Charleston Classic.

Collins was a perfect 8-of-8 from the field and scored 23 points to go with 14 rebounds and two blocked shots to lead UM to a 74-54 opening round win over Tulane. Scott added 10 points, five assists and five turnovers. Miami put up 21 three pointers.

The Canes will take on either reigning NIT champion Penn State or UNC-Wilmington Friday in Round 2.

KNIGHT UPDATE... I had a chance Wednesday night to catch up with Brandon Knight, the nation's top recruit and reigning Gatorade National Player of the Year, during practice at Pine Crest. I'll have an entire blog I'll share with you later from Knight. But he did say UM was still "definitely in the mix" for his services. He has the Canes listed in his top six with Florida, Syracuse, Kentucky, Connecticut and Kansas. 

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Brandon @ UM, it makes sense

Ray Ray might play then VT is banged up. It will be nice when these 2 can be on the field together again. On the basketball front its refreshing to hear some of the top recruits having Miami in the mix for their services. Keep doing your thing Coach Haith

I need more Ray Ray in my life.

Manny:

all these injuries are ridiculous! its like every week its someone new! i know you've heard the whole fire swasey to which the reply is "all the pros come back for him." well my question to you is this "what do the NFL players come to swasey for?" do they ever say they come to get stronger? or do they come to get faster?

its always good to be in the mix for the NUMBER ONE POINT GUARD EVEN PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY

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Manny:

all these injuries are ridiculous! its like every week its someone new! i know you've heard the whole fire swasey to which the reply is "all the pros come back for him." well my question to you is this "what do the NFL players come to swasey for?" do they ever say they come to get stronger? or do they come to get faster?

Posted by: nccanefan | November 19, 2009 at 07:14 PM

Stop the nonsense, these guys are in great shape, injuries are injuries and can happen anytime. Its not conditioning or something that Swasey is or isn't doing. GET REAL

Seems like the other Teams aren't too open with reporting theier playes injures as well...

Stop scrutinizing the coaching staff for not wanting to publicize Da U's injuries as well!!

Understand the game!

Lets Go Canes!

I agree- earlier this year the subject of why so many injuries was brought up and many poo poo'd it like it was nothing, many sayingthat Swasey is nothing short of a genius. But... there has to be a reason. I say there are several possible explanations:

-freak bad luck
-over training in and during the season
-under training
-training wrong (wrong type of conditioning?)
-young players put in the mix too early
-coaches are doing a horrible job scouting recruits, and missing frail, nimble, injury prone players with possibly a history of nicks and injuries in high school that they missed because they were too enamored with stats (40 times etc) and hype.

Please comment on this- I mean, look at moncur for ex. ? groin injury>? are youkidding me?
Forston/ Its not like someone rolled on his knee during a game
Shields. RU kidding me?
Javarris. ditto

And the D BAcks that have been injured all along are all "upper extremity" injuries. That means weak shoulders and arms when they hit.No?

what time will CSS have the Tulane game on, Friday I assume?

Manny:

all these injuries are ridiculous! its like every week its someone new! i know you've heard the whole fire swasey to which the reply is "all the pros come back for him." well my question to you is this "what do the NFL players come to swasey for?" do they ever say they come to get stronger? or do they come to get faster?

Posted by: nccanefan | November 19, 2009 at 07:14 PM

I don't think there is any question that Swasey is a good strength coach. His methods build muscle mass very quickly and supposedly increase agility as well. But at what cost are these improvements coming at? I understand that his program is very intense but is it too intense for these young, developing athletes? In addition to that, he is supposed to be the strength and CONDITIONING coach. What is he doing to improve the conditioning of these players? There is much more to conditioning than weight training. Is he putting too much emphasis on strength and not enough on conditioning?

I know Randy's practice regimen is very demanding as well, and he has admitted that perhaps they are too demanding, especially at this point in the season. If you think about it, these kids have been put to the test physically since at least the Spring. Spring practice, intense strength training program, two a days, rigorous practices and then of course the rigors of actually playing the season. Perhaps the injuries are a cumulative effect of too much too soon for these young men, most of whom are freshman and sophomores. And once injured, the likelihood of re-injury is increased, which may explain why even the upper classman continue to experience an inordinate number of injuries.

Duke has 25 players on the injury report!

How would a different trainer or changing the conditioning program help?

Rayray - Was blind sided in the back of the knee.
Spence - Same as above
Ojomo - Punched
Harris - Finger
Baby J - Ankle
Futch - ACL
etc......

This is the best training program in the country, that's why so many athletes come here to train.

I am glad this is the way the blog is being "monitored" and cleaned up. All thanks to a few dimwits who came on here for the sole purpose of insulting Cane fans and our team, with half baked theories and half-truths all the while ignoring the basic truth in all of these arguments: college football in the state of florida in the last 30-40 years, with a few exceptions, has been dominated and ruled by the canes and will always be. SoFl talent is too rich, and be it as it may, Dade, Broward, Monroe, Palm Bch and Collier counties are mostly cane country and kids grow up rooting for the canes.

The other dimwits (I fell into the trap a few times) are those who responded.

Now the blog can be one where we can air our pride or frustrations about the canes in a constructive dignified manner. We can reserve the nasty stuff to the privacy of our homes.

That said, thecanes better not lose to Duke. They win and they reach 8 victories- which they havent had since 2005!

Come on canes. Do it for the 305.

Can we please stop the injury debate?

IT'S FOOTBALL!!!

How about you run full speed into someone else that is running full speed, and see if you get injured?

How about you lock up with a 6'8", 300 lb person, and have another 6'8", 300 lb person fall on the backs of your legs?

How about you go out, throw a football, and during that throwing motion, have a 6'3", 250 lb person hit you under it while it's coming down?

How about you jump on a pile just to have someone 6'1", 200 lb come flying in at full speed?

The only reason these injuries are even sticking out to anyone is because we do not have the bodies to fill in. We don't reload like we use to where you don't miss them, and they eventually lose their starting job. Remember, Ray Lewis was an unknown until the guy ahead of him was injured. He came in, and NOBODY looked back.

Get a clue people!

GO CANES!!!

All's OK w/ the injuries, it happens to all schools. Heck, Duke is missing 25 players this week and their backup QB is out w/ a torn ACL.

Just beat Duke, S. Fla and then maybe we can play an SEC team in a bowl game!

if UM can win there last 2 games they will finish 9-3.win a bowl game and 10-3.i will take that .its still the BABY CANES.next year.i will say this.i moved th greensboro nc from MIAMI.born and raised in miami.so im a CANES fan.but i believe they will never get back to where they were. Way?stadium,they need there own.something like FIU or what FAU is going to build.i realize there is no room at the campus.But there has to be somewhere near by.GO CANES

Brandon Knight would be fantastic for the U.

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