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Stephen Morris WILL start at Boston College. The others? 'If guys don't make a move by Saturday, it's over.'

UM Coach Al Golden was bombarded with questions about the new depth chart today.

Golden insisted the depth chart is not used as a motivational tool.

"I’m not one of those ploy guys. It is what it is,'' Golden said. "The problem is we have guys who think it’s something that it isn’t. ‘Oh, they’re going to play me anyway.’ It’s really not. As coaches, this is practice – what? – 13. We’re settling in now. If guys aren’t ready by Saturday, if they don’t make a move by Saturday, it’s over. After that, it’s time to move. We’re not really into playing games. You guys ask a lot of questions about a lot of guys that, really, we coach the guys that are out here everyday and the guys that are dependable and reliable. That’s who we want to play with."

As far as Stephen Morris goes, Jedd Fisch emphatically indicated, when asked about the opener at Boston College, that Morris would be the starter for that game. "Yes,'' Fisch asked if he'd be the guy against BC. "He's our starting quarterback.'' 

Both Golden and Fisch were effusive about Morris, while also praising backup Ryan Williams.

(I must say, from my perspective, both quarterbacks are a pleasure to deal with. Nice guys. Respectful. Good attitudes. And Williams has really demonstrated a lot of class in this whole competition. Impressive.)

 Some Golden notables from Tuesday:

 *On defensive end Kelvin Cain not being on the depth chart:

"He's not. He hasn't participated in over a week. Hopefully he'll fight his way back here today. Some of those guys need to make a move. We're running out of time. Kelvin was injured, yes." (NOTE: Cain was at practice Tuesday.)

*On freshman Gabe Terry, listed as second-team OLB behind Thurston Armbrister:

"Gabe Terry is going to be a football player. He doesn't know whether the ball is stuffed or pumped, but he flies around, man. He plays with energy, [is] relentless in pursuit. He needs to start to understand and be consistent and learn the defense and always be in the right positon, but with those characteristics, we certainly will find ways to get him on special teams and then as he grows his role will increase. ...This guy flies around. I'm not worried about his weight. I'm just worried about whether or not he learns the defense and is where he needs to be and becomes reliable.''

* On Seantrel Henderson not being on the depth chart at right tackle. (NOTE: Henderson was at practice in full pads Tuesday.)

"That's all it is is a fact. He has not practiced yet.If you can even imagine. He's practiced whatever.. We're going into today 13 -- he has not practiced yet. He is going to a funeral. What the travel plans are, I don't know. It's either going to be late tonight or tomorrow from what I understand.''

"He's got to get going. The issue is not really about how I feel, the issue is that there's not as many opportunities anymore to compete. If they are going to make it it's going to be because somebody either screws up or somebody gets injured, and now you'll get your opportunity. It's hard for me right now to say that Seantrel with no practices can perform better than Ereck Flowers and Jermaine Johnson. It's hard for anybody to say that. He needs to go perform. Flowers is playing really well right now, so well that he's beating out Jermaine Johnson, who's having a great camp.''

QUICK NOTE: UM  informed us that the original depth chart distributed last night had an error in it. Freshman Dequan Ivery is not a first-team defensive tackle. Ivery is actually third string behind starter Darius Smith and backup Curtis Porter. On the other side, Olsen Pierre is first team, followed by Luther Robinson OR Jalen Grimble.

* Only five defensive (and one special teams) players on Tuesday wore the black jerseys designated for first-team players: P Dalton Botts, DE Anthony Chickillo, DE Shayon Green, CB Brandon McGee, LB Ramon Buchanan -- and freshman CB Tracy Howard, who is listed under McGee on depth chart.

* Linebackers have been ailing. Eddie Johnson had been out, as had first-team OLB Thurston Armbrister (finger in eye, according to Golden) and Gionni Paul (knee) and now, the newest injury is to Raphael Kirby, who previously was behind Denzel Perryman in the middle but is not longer on the depth chart. Golden said he "got banged up in the scrimmage,'' but did not elaborate. "As soon as we find out what his status is, we'll release that. That's all I can say right now.'' Doesn't sound optimistic.

    Armbrister returned to the practice field Tuesday, and Eddie Johnson, now not on the depth chart, was wearing a yellow (limited) jersey. Gionni was neither in a red nor yellow jersey, and he was participating, but limping pretty badly. Jimmy Gaines (foot) returned for the scrimmage, and now he's listed behind Denzel in the middle. Basically, the position that defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio sounded pretty secure about last week needs some healthy bodies back.

    *Defensive end Anthony Chickillo was seen walking off the field by a trainer, then being examined under a tent, during the media's 15 minutes of practice viewing. Brian "The Beast'' London @allcanesradio said it appeared that UM people were examining his neck, head -- or what Randy Shannon might call "upper extremities.''

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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MIAMI HURRICANES POST-SCRIMMAGE DEPTH CHART

 OFFENSE
WR
1 ALLEN HURNS
6-3 195 JR.
  4 Phillip Dorsett
5-10 187 So.
  24 Davon Johnson 6-0 184 Sr.
  9 Malcolm Lewis 6-0 192 Fr.
LT 79 MALCOLM BUNCHE
6-7 323 RSO.
  55 Ben Jones
6-5 315 Sr.
LG
70 JONATHAN FELICIANO
6-5 314 RSO.

68 Jeremy Lewis
6-4 312 RSr.
C
62 SHANE MCDERMOTT
6-4 296 RSO.

75 Jared Wheeler
6-5 312 RJr.
RG
65 BRANDON LINDER
6-6 312 JR.
  63 Daniel Isidora -OR- 6-4 312 Fr.
  64 Hunter Wells 6-4 300 RFr.
RT 74 ERECK FLOWERS
6-6 314 FR.
  78 Jermaine Johnson
6-6 318 RJr.
TE 82 ASANTE CLEVELAND 6-5 260 JR.
  46 Clive Walford 6-4 248 RSo.
  85 David Perry 6-7 265 RSo.
  49 Dyron Dye 6-5 258 RJr.
FB 33 MAURICE HAGENS 5-11 238 JR.
  43 Sean Harvey 6-4 260 RSo.
QB 17 STEPHEN MORRIS 6-2 214 JR.
  11 Ryan Williams
6-5 223 RSo.
RB 5 MIKE JAMES 5-11 222 SR.
  23 Eduardo Clements 5-9 192 Jr.
  25 Dallas Crawford 5-10 190 RFr.
  8 Duke Johnson 5-9 188 Fr.
WR 80 RASHAWN SCOTT 6-2 202 SO.

83 Kendal Thompkins
5-10 184 RSr.
  86 Herb Waters 6-2 185 Fr.

 

 DEFENSE
DE
71 ANTHONY CHICKILLO
6-4 265 SO.
  99 Jelani Hamilton -OR- 6-5 271 Fr.
  95 Jake O'Donnell
6-6 243 Fr.
DT 98 DARIUS SMITH
6-2 313 SO.
  96 Curtis Porter 
6-1 308 RJr.

66 DeQuan Ivery
6-1 303 Fr.
DT 91 OLSEN PIERRE
6-4 296 SO.
  93 Luther Robinson -OR- 6-3 290 RJr.
  92 Jalen Grimble 6-2 292 So.
DE
51 SHAYON GREEN
6-3 260 RJR.
  97 Dwayne Hoilett -OR- 6-3 230 So.

17 Tyriq McCord
6-3 236 Fr.
OLB
34 THURSTON ARMBRISTER
6-3 222 SO.

58 Gabe Terry
6-3 215 Fr.
MLB
52 DENZEL PERRYMAN
6-0 230 SO.
  59 Jimmy Gaines
6-3 232 Jr.
OLB 45 RAMON BUCHANAN
6-1 228 RSR.
  31 Tyrone Cornileus
6-2 215 Jr.
CB 21 BRANDON MCGEE 6-0 197 SR.
  3 Tracy Howard
5-11 185 Fr.
S 22 KACY RODGERS II
6-2 212 JR.
  2 Deon Bush -OR- 6-1 195 Fr.
  29 Rayshawn Jenkins
6-1 203 Fr.
S 7 VAUGHN TELEMAQUE  6-2 202 RSR.
  30 A.J. Highsmith
6-9 208 RJr.
CB 37 LADARIUS GUNTER
6-2 198 JR.
  20 Thomas Finnie -OR- 5-10 185 So.
  39 Antonio Crawford 5-11 188 Fr.

 

 SPECIALISTS
P
13 DALTON BOTTS
6-3 207 Sr.
  40 Jake Wieclaw
6-2 197 RSr.
FG 40 JAKE WIECLAW
6-2 197 RSr.
  18 Matt Goudis 6-0 172 RFr.
KO 40 JAKE WIECLAW 6-2 197 RSr.
  18 Matt Goudis 
6-0 172 RFr.
H 13 DALTON BOTTS
6-3 207 Sr.
 
11 Ryan Williams
6-5 223 RSo.
LS
60 SEAN MCNALLY
5-10 208 RJr.

30 A.J. Highsmith
6-0 208 RJr.
SS
65 BRANDON LINDER
6-6 312 Jr.

60 Sean McNally
5-10 208 RJr.
PR
4 PHILLIP DORSETT
5-10 187 So.
  9 Malcolm Lewis
6-0 192 Fr.
KR 4 PHILLIP DORSETT
5-10 187 So.
  8 Duke Johnson
5-9 188 Fr.

 

 

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Upper Extremities! Hilarious! LOL

Linebacker depth is clearly an issue, everyone seems to be injured with only about 2 weeks left. seems like every year since 2009 we've had to deal with injuries during camp! dammit

So why do people say "lower" extremities??

I dunno. I'm still worried about the LB position. That's and DL are important. I think the DC should think about taking McGee out of the starting lineup.

I'm not understanding how buchannon is fist team? I thought he still had a yellow jersey.

Offense is going to be our major power this season which is something that was lacking, even with major players like Lamar Miller/Tommy Streeter/Travis Benjamin. Mind you, Streeter and TB3 had Harris throwing rainbows to them that fell short constantly which only held them back. Imagine Streeter having Morris or Williams throwing to him had he stayed another year. Would have buffed up his resume real nice to show the combine guys the following season. The only real concern on the defensive side are the LBs and it's only injuries not talent or skill set. Injuries heal plus we have a bunch of other guys ready and waiting in the ranks. Kelvin Cain and drop back to LB from his current DE spot. Tyrone Cornileus who has been switching back and forth between safety and LB has finally settled into the LB spot. Jimmy Gaines has been improving steadily.

LBs:
Eddie Johnson--Out for now
Gionni Paul--Knee
Denzel Perryman
Thurston Armbrister--Injured but came back out
Tyrone Cornileus
Gabe Terry
JaWand Blue
Ramon Buchanan
Jimmy Gaines--Injured foot but came back out
Raphael Kirby--injured/evaluating
Akil Craig
Nantambu-Akil Fentress
Matt Erdman
Erik Akre

Honestly most of these injuries can be taken care of. In Gionni Paul's case I would take it easy because a knee isn't something to mess with. I was really looking forward to Raphael Kirby getting a bunch of time but since there is nothing concrete on what his injury is, I wish him a quick recovery so he can get back to business. Happy as hell to see Ramon Buchanan finally healthy. He will knock a few people out this season. If his health holds up, I truly believe that he will knock people out the way Jon Vilma did. Been dying to see what Eddie Johnson will show us and I hope he gets back to 100% quick. I've been hearing quite a bit of chatter that JaWand Blue is much MUCH bigger than he is written up as. Supposedly he came in looking like a beast that was already working out in the program since spring. Perryman will destroy anyone in his reach, mark my words.

DAMN THIS SEASON IS GONNA BE GOOD!!!!!

My favorite Shannon line:"guys flyin around". GO CANES

Steve Morris is the better QB..He will be much better than JH and we finally have a great back-up QB, so we do not have to play hurt. We don't have many big WR's so I hope our TE's have soft hands..
On defense we're back to lack of experienced CB's...Hopefully we will find a group of LB's that gel and/or rotate...
"I'm hoping for the best but expecting the worst"

@el ponce

It's not Terry Armbrister, it's Thurston Armbrister. He came in as a athlete/DB. He's been injured a little bit this year but he'll get time this season. Gabe Terry was an under the radar LB that we picked up. Think we stole him from somewhere but can't remember where. Anyways kid has skills and will back up our LB core that is going through some injuries right now. LB's will be ready come BC. LETS GET'EM CANES!!!!!!


CANES 2012!!!!

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | August 14, 2012 at 01:38 PM

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ThUrston Armbrister was a No Star completely Unranked Hollywood Hills 6-2 195 "Athlete" that NOBODY, and I mean he no ZERO offers from anyone else, that is now Ur STARTING OLB...


Gabe Terry was an Nationally Unranked Palm Beach Wellington 6-3 210 DE nobody that U STOLE from U Conn, FAU and FIU the ONLY Other Teams to even offer him... But here's gonna be great riiieet?

U have a roster full of these type of kids that U think will all be the next Ed Reed... NOT... U starting to actUally see what U got depth wise and 1 play away from being Ur 1st. teamers ?

"LB's will be ready come BC"

Ready for what? Getting in Extra Point Formation afetr yet another Touchdown ?

Maybe Professor Golden can find some more Gilligans in Ur 2013 Class.

"Gabe Terry is going to be a football player. He doesn't know whether the ball is stuffed or pumped, but he flies around, man."

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MY TYPE OF BALLAH !!! dUmb as a stUmp and runs around aimlessly like his booty be on Fiyah !!! We needs a Roster full of dese type of flying around zipperheads !

Randy Shannon... Deja vU U/Pig/The YoUng And Depthless... THAT'S CANE FOOTBALL !!!/Dick

You are the saddest man on the planet.

"Offense is going to be our major power this season which is something that was lacking"

Posted by: CANETILLIDIE....DH | August 14, 2012 at 05:33 PM

.

Wait... 4 weeks ago, didn't U say that the Defense was going to have to carry this team and they WILL be Dominate and the offense would struggle but improve dUring the season ?

BrainDeaddUde, Ur spinning in circles and Ur dizzy... dUmb, misinformed and delUsional as ever, bUt now add Bi-Polar to the Diagnosis... Seek help soon before this season Unfolds so when the InjUry, yoUth, inexperience, depth and lack of talent ExcUses begin to fly, atleast that way U might have the aptitUde to Understand why eveyone just shakes their heads and laughs at U and Ur absolUte ridicUloUs blind Homeritis in pity...

SerioUsy, trUce for a minUte ... U Cool Canes that get it and can deal, dish n take it with the best... U really need to temper and reel this CANETILLIDIE...DH dUde back in before U'll have to talk him off the ledge dUring Ur 4 out of 5 game looosses in a row gaUntlet come mid season...

yUp, GATORS SuCKED last year, bUt they sUcked less than U and will easily sUck WAAAAYYYYYY less than U this season... Good lUck. U'll need it.

(disclaimer---NCS-ND-NC-FSU-VT is only a gaUntlet to ACC teams, not the other 5 Bigger Conferences)

Correction ... NCS-ND-NC-FSU-VT 5 out of 5 Looosses ...

Bookended @ GT n @Vir ... U better hope U split those...

With a sure loss @ Manhattan ... BC n USF will determine Ur record at either 4-8 or 6-6 at best...

Ouch

Time for a new blog ...

Oh, and say bUh bye to #77 ... He ain't getting back on that plane... Already accepted into UM ... Minnesota that is.

Damn Dick
Do you really need to use other peoples names, and write stuff so you can answer yourself.
Man get a hold of your life.
Face it. The U is getting better, and all your envy and hate will not change it.
The season is coming quick.
Your time is running out.
When we win this season , and all your envy and hate means nothing. I can see you becoming a Cane Fan.
We are your life. You have no other team. You just wish you were a Cane
As always
IT"S GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No joke. Doesn't it have a Driskel to worry about...

Oh and better yet. What happened to Morgan n Morgan coming down on this U? Thought Ray Ray had the goods on this U. Flipping moron, no life.

It is comical.

Just bought 8 tickets to Notre Dame in the UM section - can't wait, tons of alumni in Chicago, going to be a great tailgate. The Mad Stork will be in attendance too.

Gators fan - no matter how UM does this year or in the future, you, personally, live 24/7 on our d*ck.

Nothing changes that, not even UM whipping your a** in actual football a full year from now.

I don't know Dick.
What happened to your prediction?

I see all of the gaytard fans are here. Or should I say the 1 gaytard fan and his multiple personalities.

I remember exactly what I said before in regards to the defense. That was before there were these injuries from our LB core. At that time the offense wasn't meshing well due to a lack of starting QB and getting the Oline to work as a unit. Guess what, now we have a starting QB named, and our Oline is working perfectly. With those two factors our WR's and RB's will have fun all day against opposing offenses. Our defense isn't looking great right now due to a lack of LB presence due to injuries. Those injuries will be handled. I know you're scared, you and all of your personalities. Our Dline will definitely be the strong point of our Defense. As soon as the LBs are healthy, watch out. By the way you guys should watch our since you just lost your starting QB with a broken scapula and are forced to play a untested QB. Maybe he'll throw less picks than Driskel did, how many did he gift wrap for the defense??? All of gaytard nation (aka trailer park community members) should light a candle for Driskel and your pathetic team. That's right you have a contract till 2016 with coach muskrat, better light two more candles!!!

But I guess because there is more happening in our part of the state than your pathetic corner of the swamp next to pig farms, it's understandable that you would be on the Canes blog. All of your personalities and differently handles are pathetic. Keep eating all that baby food that coach muskrat keeps spoon feeding you, I'm sure you'll grow up to be big and more dumb than you are now. It's funny most gaytard fans are former Canes fans who really weren't fans at all. In actuality there were bandwagoners who jumped ship and FOLLOWED anything that came along. You are a follower just like the rest of the trailer park. Enjoy the view from the back.


GO CANES!!!!!

Now lets see how long it'll take you to respond with another cut copy and paste, personality switching, self answering piece of garbage you call a post. Hate, by all means, continue to hate us, we love it. You haven't learned that Canes thrive off of hate. We're on the up, even with pending sanctions, while you're on the down.

Hey gayttr:

Russell maryland was a 2 star nobody. Guess what?

As far as lbs, all i know is that UM let go some excellnt prospects bc of academic stndards


Alabama just reported on 27 secondary violations... Whn will UF have the honestyto self report what we all know goes on there?

I heard when u graduate from UF , you get a handicap parking sticker for impairments? Does anyone know for sure?
Cant wait for sept. Ithought morris should have started last year, now ,soon, we will know.

U ready for 5 n 7 ?

I remember exactly what I said before in regards to the defense. That was before

before what ?

When it sinks in that you have to compete to play then the intensity will improve. Guys will be like, "I gotta play like him" if I want to start. Damn I can't believe our once intense program has come to players feeling priviledged even with the pitiful results they get. Restoring pride and intense competiveness must be a Biaach!

Muschump should be coaching Peewee FB.
The gayturds are on a downward hill, sucks to be a gayturd.

WIN, LOOSE OR TIE CANE TILL I DIE!!

Let's all take a minute to remember the last and only undefeated Florida gaytors football team. The 1911 team was 5-0-1. What a rich history of football.

@punt team!!!

You asked "before what"? Well go and look it up for yourself. The information is right there for you. If you can't then go and pick up computers for dummies and figure it out.

SUCKS TO BE YOU AND IT'S BETTER TO BE US!!!

C-A-N-E-S CANES!!!!!

For sure it sUcks to be U!!!!
U got that right little cane fool.

Hilarious line, Susan!

Where is Jacory "Hiessmann" Harris? A walkon to a YMCA team?


Eudo, love your last post man.

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