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Fisch in the building; other Canes updates

He's in the building. According to University of Miami spokesman Chris Freet, new Hurricanes offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch arrived at his office Wednesday morning and could start recruiting as early as Wednesday night if he finishes his paperwork/recruiting exams with human resources.

ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter reported Tuesday afternoon that Fisch, who was the Seahawks’ quarterbacks coach when hired by UM last week, was a candidate to replace Jeremy Bates as the Seahawks’ offensive coordinator. Later Tuesday, ESPN College Football reporter Bruce Feldman reported through a source close to Fisch that he was “100 percent committed to being UM’s offensive coordinator."

Got to love the world of coaching. I think we've all learned that at any moment anyone can bolt for another job. Remember how Jeff Stoutland was so happy UM had retained him? Where is he now? Money always talks.

> I've been told not to expect UM to hire an offensive line coach in the very near future (24-48 hours). With Al Golden out in California recruiting, he's made this recruiting weekend his top priority. Really, there is no major reason to hurry either. The Hurricanes made their more important hire -- offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach -- last week.

As for possible candidates: former USC offensive line coach Pat Ruel, a UM grad, would be a dream hire for the Canes. He's now available that Tom Cable was hired to replace him with the Seahawks. The question is money. Ruel made NFL dollars and Stoutland just left for more money at Alabama.

A lot of people think former offensive line coach Art Kehoe is a real possibility. I would be surprised if Golden is somehow able to pull that off.

> For those of you wondering about the available scholarship count -- figure its right around 16 for now. According to Freet nobody on scholarship has asked to leave the program yet. 

Are there possibilities? Yes. Freshmen linebackers Kevin Nelson and Travis Williams are two some wouldn't be surprised to see leave. 

> For those of you inquiring about early enrollees for spring football, three commitments have a chance to do it: Miami Central CB Thomas Finnie, Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy defensive end Olsen Pierre and Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy linebacker Antonio Kinard. They must be enrolled before Jan. 31 to practice this spring. All three are currently trying to get through admissions, etc. according to a source.

> Former USC tight end Blake Ayles has not enrolled at UM and there is no guarantee he will. Ayles, who caught 14 passes in three seasons with the Trojans, told the Los Angeles Times he planned to play for the Hurricanes. He would be eligible to play immediately if he ends up at Miami. But a source said that remains up in the air.

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Us Cane Nation welcomes Chikillo with open arms if he chooses to help the Hurricanes become the superpower it was-we hope the love his family has for UM will still influence his decision-so that his name will be next to all the great ones that have played at UM and in the NFL. We would love to have him.

Posted by: canes 26

Good idea - let's ask Holcutt on a Cane blog to cut the commercials and change the music in the stadium. I am sure after he reads your post he'll get right on it although that has nothing to do with him. Good lord.

Mark I totally agree with you about Henderson. I had that argument with a couple of bloggers a few years ago when Mich Mustain was seducing the idea of comming to Miami. Some Canes fans thought oh, because he didn't commit to us in the beginning he aint a true cane. If that was the case then Greg Olsen aint a true cane ? I don't get it and Mr. Short Memory aka 202Cane go back to the Crawford commitment blog where I said I was nervous about losing Chickillo and you came back and said that you weren't. To finish my argument with you I remember hearing about how Maurice Crum brought his son to UM to be looked at under Larry Coker's tenure and they told them they were not interested. His son ended up at Notre Dame. Makes me puke. I don't want that to happen again.

You probably dont even go to the games!

Posted by: Motown Philly Cane | January 19, 2011 at 03:51 PM

Haven't missed a game in 5 years

CHICK,
My granson is aballer in Cali...and fast..am helping him learn about the U...his dad payed NFL for a few years...i U class of 73...I know i'll be disappointed if you somewhere else..the future is now

Good news on Coach Fisch. Would be great if we landed Coach Ruel, Many great posts on this blog. Thanks to the true Canes for your positivity!

I hope Anthony Chickillo comes to where he belongs, at the U. He is a player with great heart and drive, and that attitude will set the tone for the defense. He is a prize that belongs at the beginning of bringing the U to major prominence.

Kevin Nelso is a terrific young player with strong potential. He can learn from a linebacker great with a true LB sttitude, Mark D'Onofrio. Stay with the U, Kevin. You won't be sorry. Go Canes!

dbc, I agree that it would be great if we could get coach Ruel to come as well. Since he and Fisch worked together this past year it would speed up the offense's progression because of continuity.

Mark I totally agree with you about Henderson. I had that argument with a couple of bloggers a few years ago when Mich Mustain was seducing the idea of comming to Miami. Some Canes fans thought oh, because he didn't commit to us in the beginning he aint a true cane. If that was the case then Greg Olsen aint a true cane ? I don't get it and Mr. Short Memory aka 202Cane go back to the Crawford commitment blog where I said I was nervous about losing Chickillo and you came back and said that you weren't. To finish my argument with you I remember hearing about how Maurice Crum brought his son to UM to be looked at under Larry Coker's tenure and they told them they were not interested. His son ended up at Notre Dame. Makes me puke. I don't want that to happen again.

Posted by: BertDawg | January 19, 2011 at 05:20 PM

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How am I being negative? It isn't like I am bashing the kid for choosing to go elsewhere(if he do change his mind) I want him to be a Cane too, but if he isn't comfortable w/the new staff then I understand.

To the Chickillo family, don't listen to the negative fools. If you want to take other visits, you are free to do so. I actually expect you to. How can people expect recruits to not visit other schools? It would be irresponsible not to. To say you are not passionate to come here while also taking other visits is ridiculous! Please don't listen to those zeros.

Get over it chikillo is over rated and I hope he decommits because I don't want his big star ego too screw with the program. As for Nelson lethim leave if u don't want the U let hil leave it. I'm sure that everybody knos this about chikillo so he has to stop complaing and perform!
Go Canes!!
Golden Era!

AC dosen't have to worry about the blogs if he's the player I think he is.

He's been a lifetime 'Cane fan. He knows what he can become. He know's what he will mean to us 'Cane fans.

good stuff, 'Canes 26...see you at the games.

Btw, I guess being a fan since '77 puts me in my 4th decade...

Anthony Chikillo,

The U your father attended was an excellent program. Much respect to your father and the U, BUT, those days are long gone. The U is in disarray and Coach Golden has arranged a lackluster staff with little experience. I hope you have the foresight to join an elite program in a true college town with excellent facilities and a beautiful stadium that is jam packed 95,000 + every Saturday. Coach Muschamp and your friend Jeff Driskel will hopefully lead us to some SEC titles and, God willing, maybe another National Championship. Gainesville is the greatest college town in America. Don't listen to the a-hole UM fans that post here. If you have a bad game or a bad season here, they'll be ripping you to shreds like they did Jacory Harris, Travis Benjamin, Randy Shannon, etc. Worst of all, none of these posters ever went to the U, and none of them show up on Saturdays. Their rented stadium is always empty. Your dad had a great career at a great football program, but that great program is no longer around. Melvin Bratton said the U today likes like a country club. It is what it is. Hope to see you rocking orange and blue. Good luck to you regardless, even if you choose to follow in your father's footsteps. GO GATORS!

There is NO WAY some of these bloggers are real Canes fans. NO WAY.

"I am a female and can't wait for Spring! I may take off Signing Day."

Are you single, if not do you have a sister? LMAO!!

Even Miami is Gator Country,
Even your name is delusional! And your "analysis" is a joke. Miami is a program on the rise and our coaches are experienced at the college and pro level.

Oh, sorry, Florida gets Charlie Weiss, that offensive genius (See Notre Dame record), and Will Muschamp, of the Longhorns with the losing 2010 record.

Someone IS on the way down, and it ain't the Canes. I am sure a discerning recruit will figure out which way the wind is blowing very quickly. And that recruit will help fill our stadium with Orange Bowl level juice!GO CANES!

Teddy Bridgewater is gone, move on he did, he doesn't fit our new offense anyway. what no one here knows for sure is maybe coach Golden didn't even want him for the reason I just gave. It might have been better that he left before the offer was withdrawn.

I hear ya canes 26 get fired up!!!!!!

Good idea - let's ask Holcutt on a Cane blog to cut the commercials and change the music in the stadium. I am sure after he reads your post he'll get right on it although that has nothing to do with him. Good lord.

Posted by: Sean Wilson is a cancer

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Good idea - let's ask Holcutt on a Cane blog to cut the commercials and change the music in the stadium. I am sure after he reads your post he'll get right on it although that has nothing to do with him. Good lord.

Posted by: Sean Wilson is a cancer

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Posted by: miami maestro

Manny/Susan,
The South Florida Sun Sentinel and CaneSport.com both report that Thomas Finnie and Pierre Olsen are already admitted, have reported to Coral Gables, and have begun classes. No mention of Antonio Kinard though. But how about P Dalton Botts? As a JUCO, he should has been able to report on Tuesday, too. It's possible he's in the same position as JUCO TE Chase Harper and isn't academically eligible. They could still get their act together and enroll at UM this summer or fall, but inquiring minds want to know. Great job covering the Miami Hurricanes! Go Canes! Casino

Why doesn't someone show Anthony Ckickillo the video of the game where the gayturds purposely humiliated us by having their defense fall down in the waning moments of a game to let us score. Their purpose for that deliberate embarrassment was to get the ball back so their quarterback could get the needed yards to break a record. And that's not the only slimy slight they've pulled over the years; bunch of elitist snobs.

Chickillo is, has, and will be the jewel of this recruiting class. I truly hope he stays with his commitment to come to the U.

Trolls, please go away.

Why would we release guys at the position where we are thin at? We have dead weight at wr, safety, and dt. I thought the Travis kid was highly thought off. The question is, when are our linebackers gonna look like linebackers? As good as Sean is, he should be at 230 at the beginning of next season. Our weight program needs to improve.

Bring Art Kehoe back!

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