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And now, MORE bad news: Hurricanes defensive tackle Forston out for the rest of the season with knee injury, AND DT Luther Robinson and DE/DT Jalen Grimble just announced injured and out for Va Tech

Cane fans, even more bad news for the Hurricanes, per UM, in addition to University of Miami defensive tackle Marcus Forston suffering a non-contact knee injury during practice on Wednesday (Oct. 5) and being out for the remainder of the season.

This just released in UM's injury report: D-linemen Luther Robinson (tackle) and Jalen Grimble (end/tackle) have "lower extremity'' injuries and are out this week for Virginia Tech game.

Forston, the junior Miami native, had five total tackles and a sack in three games as a starter this season.  Forston earned a medical redshirt following the 2009 season, in which he played in three games but did not record a tackle.  He still has one year of eligibility remaining and will be a senior in 2012.

Forston is the second defensive starter to suffer a season ending injury in the last week.  LB Ramon Buchanon was injured in the Bethune-Cookman game and will miss the remainder of the 2011 season. Coach Golden said that he is hopeful Buchanon will receive a medical-hardship and be able to compete in 2012.

Also out for the season with injuries are TE Cory White, OL Eric Lichter, TE Blake Ayles and DL Curtis Porter.

    OK, so the Canes, who play at No. 21 Virginia Tech, are getting too used to facing adversity. Now we know that moving Adewale Ojomo to defensive tackle was the right thing to do. The Hurricanes also lost fellow defensive tackle Curtis Porter to the season, something that was announced last week. Porter didn't play at all this season. 

   You have to feel horrible for Forston, who really was determined to make a comeback this season. Actually, that whole defensive line is in dire need of some help.

   UM was almost done getting all its suspended players back, too. Two more games before defensive end Olivier Vernon returns from suspension. The Canes need him badly. Vernon will be back for Georgia Tech.

   For those who still don't know, the Hokies this week also lost starting defensive tackle Antoine Hopkins for the rest of the season.

--SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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Too bad for Marcus; injuries are never good. But for him, it may be a blessing in that he needs another year of development before he is ready for the NFL Draft. Should use this time to get stronger and develop into a more polished and determined DT.

VT gonna run it every play

Darius "the Plug" Smith will have to step up...so will Jalen Grimble....bad news....

Best wishes to you Marcus.

Have enjoyed following Marcus since his Senior year in highschool. He has the true heart of a Cane. He will be back stronger than ever!

Really tough news for a good kid. I know he will be ready and as determined as ever for next season. Hang in there Marcus, we are all rooting for you. Now, Darius Smith, Jalen Gamble and Micanor Regis all have to step up. We have really been hit hard at DT over the past several years. BTW: What is the status of Luther Robinson?

I did not mean to leave out Ojomo, but honestly, IMO, he wasn't getting it done this year at DE, now he is going to get it done as an under sized DT? I can't remember us having a small DT like this since Dwayne Hendricks and Hendricks was bigger than Ojomo. Hopefully I am wrong and Ojo gets in there and makes some plays.

That stinks, if we had better facilities perhaps that injury would not occur?

VT gonna run it every play

Posted by: this sucks!! | October 06, 2011 at 08:54 AM

So will we, VT is lost their star DT against Clemson for the season and will rely on unexperienced backups and true freshmen to replace him.

That's why they play the game. Others will have to step their game up. I feel bad for Marcus but this could be a blessing for him. Everything happens for a reason. I wish you the best. God bless you.

Hookies now this and they will run the ball all day, until we figure out a way to stop them... Anyone going to the game?

Marcus Forston and the NFL??? The guy isnt even that good in college. You surely cant be serious.

canes305u,

if your mother had used contraception perhaps you would not have occurred?

Cane Nation could only have hoped.

Also, maybe this sets into motion what Coach Golden and Dinofrio (I know I probably butchered his name) want to do anyways and that is get us into a 3-4 sooner than later. Since Coach Golden coached with Al Groh, who is from the Bill Parcells coaching tree, I believes that he is versed in and believes in the 3-4 scheme. The only issue is you would need at least 2 or 3 DT's as big as Darius Smith to run the 3-4 all the time and to run it well. I believe that we have enough guys length and weight wise who fit the build to play DE or OLB for the 3-4. We will see. Even though I love the 4-3 that we have played going back to the days of Jimmy, I have seen college teams like Alabama play it well. Either way I think in the long run that we will be switching to the 3-4 anyways, just a thought.

I watched the VT Clemson game on DVR and they are worse at many positions than us. Their RB is good but can not make the edge, most of the runs are between the tackles & the reason he is successful there is he is small enough to squirt through easily, this is where we need to win the battle.........Their QB is below average, struggling with accuracy especially on the deep ball and does not run well....Special teams is horrible and we should have a short field many times.... Their D line gets less push than ours, we should be able to run consistantly and successfully on them to open up Jocory to Street long at least twicw for big gains or TD's. Our O line has done well in pass blocking and should continue to give J12 time to relax and pick his spots.
UM 31 VT 17

@Rawdouche: Really? The kid just tore his knee up, and you feel the need to come on here and criticize? Have fun watching your pathetic team get ripped by LSU this weekend.

We have the size to help the DL right now. Get the four huge Ol guys we have riding the pine out of our OL rotation and not playing to play at DT, give us the size we need inside to stop the runs up the middle and keep the center and guards off our middle linebacker. These guys all played defense in HS so give them the chance to play and help us. Taking our DEs and moving the inside weakens our outside contain and takes away our best most experienced pass rushers.
we did it with a RB and Qb to help, so why not this?
Go Canes!

Well Marcus Fortson wasn't doing to much anyway. So no tears on my end. I hate it that he blew out his knee I don't wish bad on anyone. Well these lil freshmen that we have it's their time to shine if they want it. Jalen Grimble & Plug you guys needs to make a name for yourselves. I know they will be able to pull it out on VT. I know the Defense will step up. O-line let's give Jacory sometime in the pocket. I see the O-line is looking like the line "Ken Dorsey" had. Kudo's to you guys. I don't see to many people mentioning that but I will. Jacory you're doing a good job as a quarterback. Keep up the good work. If we beat VT we will be ranked coming next week.

Logan Thomas or whatever his name is sucks

Forston has the true heart of a cane???????Please.........5 tackles in 3 games.1.5 tackles per game.Come on now.Sorry he or anyone gets injured...but his play at the U during his career...has been UNDERWHELMING...to say the least.Canes will be rebuilding for depth next 3 years.A tough time in Caneland for sure in the very near and distant future.

I don't want to hate on him or the team so I will keep my negative thoughts to myself. Get well soon and try to jog one mile a day on the track. Believe it or not this is the best way to get full recovery.

Good luck team.

How exactly did he get hurt? Was he playing patty cake cause non contact could mean a lot of things like horse playing.

Put twenty to thirty pounds on Chikillo and move him inside. He looks great against the run but not much of a pass rusher right now. We have plenty of ends right now especially with vernon coming back soon. its time to start playing goldens boys.

@Canesalltheway & Johnny1 to be honest fella's Clemson is a great team. U know "Frank Beamer & Bud Foster" is working on something for us. They always play us close and hard. And that was a huge loss for them last week. I wasn't able to watch the game last week but I wanted to. If VT is this horrible as most people are saying then it shouldn't be a problem with Miller getting a 100 plus yard game. Jacory should have a great game as well. AllI can wish for is for Miami to win these next 3 games. I think Virginia is going to shake things up with GA-Tech hell next week. And we also have to be on the lookout for them as well. Hurricanes y'all please get us to the ACC Championship because we've been so patient.

This is where depth, or lack there of, could eventually doom this Cane team for years to come. The last 3 Shannon recruiting classes have been well below average and they are mostly just warm bodies with a few kids that can compete sprinkled in. And those few guys are mostly skill guys. Zero 260-300lb. mean ass D. Hosses at the point of attack that are difference makers where games are won. It's going to be really tough watching our turnstyle interior -line the rest of the season.

That said, our O-line is better than average, but certainly not elite with deep 2 deep depth like the Top teams in the Country. I know all about the *Star* debate, but it is those highly rated kids are the ones that the LSU-Bama's-Oklahoma's-Wisconsin's- and Top teams just stockpile so when injuries occur, AND THEY ALWAYS DO over a full season, you're able to just plug in ballers.

Simply put, we are in this dire situation because of one reason... The players to carry on in the event of injuries just aren't there. And I fear that they are not coming anytime soon. Basically, it's just better to stockpile ****-***** 1st.-2nd. rounders then *-**-*** 5-7th. rounders. And our D-line and Linebackers are getting dangerously close to being not just backed up by, but also starting by free agent- types that just aren't ready and probablly never will be at the highest level. Folks, let's not fool ourselves. We can be fans and support this level of play, but it's what average programs have been doing for years, and accepted ...

Oh, and I haven't even brought up our lack of Corner play.

I just hope and pray that the O-Line holds up. Those 6-7 guys that rotate in are going to be solely responsible for us having a 8-4 year or 6-6 year... Or worse.

AAAAAaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh !!!

I feel bad for Marcus but do not see this as a big loss. He was waaaay over-rated. If you watch the games this year, Forston barely moved from the line of scrimage and never made a play. He added very little to the D-Line. Hopefully, some young guys step up and suprise us this weekend. Go Canes!

Miami 16 Vt 14 to final score

I think it is an interesting idea to try moving an OL or two to DT. Miami definitely lacks big bodies on the defensive line. I wonder if the coaches have thought of this?

Well its sad that happen but the ship must keep moving. Just move some of those olinemen to the defense bc we were to small anyways. By the way those olinemen is mean so put them on the otherside of the ball bc their also aggressive. I like the move for Ojomo he gets more push and is closer to the qb at dtackle.

Perryman and Chick are ball players. We need more of them to play with energy passion like those guys. Let's jus run the ball run the ball run the ball. Time of possession is goin to be the key for us , to keep our defense off the field. But the defense has to get off the field and get stops on 3rd down.

Hate to see a kid have this type of injury. However, forston, in the spirit of that lazy overrated miami nw bull class, has been nothing but a BUST.

Sorry, but true.

You see d linemen at bama, uf, lsu, even boise state, and they are constantly applying pressure, making plays. Forston is non existent and gets pushed around. I truly truly thought he wa going to dominate this season and had huge hopes for our d with him coming back. But he has been nothing but a dissapointment, so in reality, i cannot see this as negatvely affecting the D much

Aw, come on!
Marcus, keep your spirits up and bring
#99 to a new level when you are able.
In the meantime, encourage the younger guys
to play hard!
Go Canes!

@Rawpimplepieceofshyte.....F*ck off you piece of garbage, kid gets hurt and your'e bashing him....come out from behind your computer screen in your Mama's trailer in TrashVille and come get your A*SWhipping p*ssy!!!!!!

VT gonna run it every play

Posted by: this sucks!! | October 06, 2011 at 08:54 AM

So will we, VT is lost their star DT against Clemson for the season and will rely on unexperienced backups and true freshmen to replace him.

Posted by: canesallltheway | October 06, 2011 at 09:15 AM

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/10/and-now-the-bad-news-forston-out-for-the-rest-of-the-season-with-knee-injury.html#ixzz1a0sDWUJ2
man i hope your right, i also hope Ray Ray has been watching VT all season getting ready. last week i watched start of Clemson VT game and that VT corner picked off a pass early that was clearly a great read by him, this needless to say worried me, i could see Jacory getting picked easy. Hope not, I hope we pound the ball, Hit Streeter DEEP and some more passes to the TE like last week

If we beat VT we will be ranked coming next week.

Posted by: 850Cane4life | October 06, 2011 at 09:36 AM

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it may be a blessing in that he needs another year of development before he is ready for the NFL Draft. Should use this time to get stronger and develop into a more polished and determined DT.

Posted by: Cane89 | October 06, 2011 at 08:50 AM


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We have the size to help the DL right now. Get the four huge Ol guys we have riding the pine out of our OL rotation and not playing to play at DT, give us the size we need inside to stop the runs up the middle and keep the center and guards off our middle linebacker. These guys all played defense in HS so give them the chance to play and help us.
Go Canes!

Posted by: DrM | October 06, 2011 at 09:35 AM


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I see the O-line is looking like the line "Ken Dorsey" had. Kudo's to you guys. I don't see to many people mentioning that but I will. Jacory you're doing a good job as a quarterback. Keep up the good work. If we beat VT we will be ranked coming next week.

Posted by: 850Cane4life | October 06, 2011 at 09:36 AM


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AllI can wish for is for Miami to win these next 3 games. I think Virginia is going to shake things up with GA-Tech hell next week. And we also have to be on the lookout for them as well. Hurricanes y'all please get us to the ACC Championship because we've been so patient.

Posted by: 850Cane4life | October 06, 2011 at 09:52 AM


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Miami 16 Vt 14 to final score

Posted by: canes305u | October 06, 2011 at 10:02 AM


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***** Reading some of Ur comments aren't just commical, they're just plain sad. There's no doUbt U clUcks are dedicated jersey wearing, face painting fans of Ur plUnging below average team...But there is no excUse for Ur continUed blind stUipidity... And U clucks are 5 *****'s .

Anybody that has played College football at a high level can see jUst how pathetic U and Ur Canes TrUly are... So keep the blinders on and continUe to do what U do best... Live, dream and spoUt off nonsense in Ur delUsional "ifs n buts" dream world of all things Duh U ... P-U *****


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Put twenty to thirty pounds on Chikillo and move him inside. He looks great against the run but not much of a pass rusher right now. We have plenty of ends right now especially with vernon coming back soon. its time to start playing goldens boys.

Posted by: Jortiz | October 06, 2011 at 09:44 AM

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***** Great idea there jUliojortz ... A 10 lb. plate in each thigh pad pocket and two 5 pounders in each knee pad oUght to do the trick riiieeet genUis?

Wah La - Chicky Boy is then a stUd D.T. Up to 260 lbs. and will be able to plUg the 0-1-2 gaps all by his sUper hUman Insane Cane legecey self riiieeet ?

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Cane fans ... WAKETHEFU@KUP !!! Pray for 6-6 and accept 4-8 and then hibernate til 2015... nighty nighty u dopes...

Yo Arty ... Can't say we didn'r warn them...

Moving an OLineman to Defensive line is a big project...there is a ton of learned technique that comes with this position...if it was that easy, Golden would have already done it..its not just a matter of being big and strong, if you don't know the position, the offense will crush you..with the loss of Forston, Golden may take the approach of moving a few of the lineman and teaching them the position so they could be ready for next year..JMO

Ahhh, the Pig is back, right Elton?

The Chik at 270 would play with more heart than Easley (jump your back), Powell (I wanna quit) or Floyd (smoke it up) combined.

Sweaty Pig, I though you had been in hibernation although I guess pigs don't hibernate.

Ehh, Arty? What say you? My security detail supervisor is going to kill me.


I think it is an interesting idea to try moving an OL or two to DT. Miami definitely lacks big bodies on the defensive line. I wonder if the coaches have thought of this?

Posted by: SunnyDee | October 06, 2011 at 10:15 AM


BRILLIANT !!! plUg in freshman fatazzes at D.T. and all will be well...

ACC 'Ship ? Now we're talking BCS 'Ship !!!

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jUst when I thoUght it coUldn't get any worse. U Canes continUe to top Ur moronic selves...

Here's another idea ... Punt on every first down with those stellar special needs teams, keep V.T. pinned inside the 5 yard line the whole game, stack 8 of those O-Linemen turned D-Lineman and run blitz every play ... Guaranteed to get a coUple safties and win 4-0 ...

are you 10 or something, You cant type or spell at all

People, we have to remember most of these players are either kids (fresh-out-of-high school) or Young Men(20-22) either way, we have to show support and compassion when one of our players get hurt. Just because their production was low, does not mean, we should look the other way, abandon the player, and just simply inject the back-up, no. Injuries are part of the sport, heck, any sport for that matter, the coaches, the players, and the university is fully aware of these unfortunate incidents, however, its now time for the next player to step-up and produce, simply said. From my perspective, the canes can still run the table and finish the season at 10-2, most likely, 9-3, either, a much improvement form last year. The U has lost thier first recruit, I cant remember the traitor name, but he most recently committed to Tennessee who have had several run-ins with the NCAA themselves, and another one small or large, we cost them some scholarships..possible bowl ban, so why in the heck did this young man choose them...stupid

Chick ... listed @ 6-4/248 ='s 6-3/235

party over in gainesville, the big brew haha at calico jacks cancelled.

weiss keeled over in practice, Muschamp takes Phins job, Easly jumps him from behind cause hes mad.

Hey pimple suk a d!k

How big of a loser do you have to be to go on another teams blog, systematically read every post, and go researching the players people are talking about just so you can disagree with them.

If that's all you have to do with your life you might as well go update your drivers license to be a donor and jump in front of a bus because you're a sad, mean spirited douchebag with nothing to live for.

Riiiiiiiiieeeeeet?


From my perspective, the canes can still run the table and finish the season at 10-2, most likely, 9-3, either, a much improvement form last year.

Posted by: al | October 06, 2011 at 11:15 AM

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Why U axe ? Do U really even have to after reading the delUsional post like above ? And that is the norm, not the logical exception... It's what U clUcks do best and I'm here to set U straight as to what reality trUly is...

Kind of like Duh U's record being 39-26 the last 5 years compared to a Top program that U wish U were that has gone 55-15 over the same period...

Average compared to Elite ... Cam U Dig it ?


most of people eo n this blog never go to the games... so why the attitudes. buy your tickets and talk it out in person....after a few drinks, then we will see who will remain standing?

Did you say 5 tackles? He'll be missed?

Idiots commenting on this blog is still a problem I see! I thought the Alachua County Detention Center was going to restrict the use of their computers for the inmates. And the FIU pretenders haven't gone away either. Losing to LALA and Puke you would think they would shut up but I guess they have nothing else to do until Tiddley Winks and HopsScotch season! Forever Inferior to the U, that's F I U in a nutshell! It will NEVER change!

I see Pig crawled off the top of his momma to make another unwelcome appearance. Can't wait to see your overrated PoS team get waxed this weekend. Driskel blows, and welcome to UF mediocrity for the next ten years.

What do you care what UM fans think?

Are you really that desperate for human interaction that this is fun for you?

F*cking pathetic.

I live in gainesville, and lets start with after whipping kentucky,lol. These blowhards up here talking bout we will beat Bama maybe lose to LSU, lol. Thats DELUSIONAL!!!

Second all this talk of U fans never went to UM, well on a % level of fans at games UF has us beat (they have more alumni) but it aint all grads, the vice president of touchdown club for gators is not a grad, in fact is a friend of mine and owns a LAWN SERVICE. lol

how many Hall of Famers UF have??
cause I think Emmett,I sell all TD balls is the only one. And he didnt bring U up?

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