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WEDNESDAY P.M. QB UPDATE: UM Canes QB Stephen Morris already practicing for #FSU - #UM game -- limited, but making a lot of progress.

Morning has given way to afternoon.

And it's a good one for University of Miami football fans, who are awaiting the most fun game of the season: FSU.

Miami quarterback Stephen Morris, who sprained his left ankle during Saturday's North Carolina game, was out there this morning, practicing on Greentree Field -- though Coach Al Golden, who we just talked to, is definitely downplaying the situation.

Golden indicated Morris was very limited, and that all he did was throw the ball. He said he couldn't drop back -- but he did drop back-- repeatedly -- and fired the ball in the 15 minutes we watched.

He was wearing the exact same practice uniform that backup Ryan Williams wore. His left ankle was not visibly wrapped, but you can bet it was wrapped under his white sock. He stayed during the whole practice, I was told, helping Ryan Williams in the huddle and encouraging his teammates.

 So, what we saw was Stephen practicing his drop-back steps, then releasing the ball to receivers. When I saw him, he was alternating his throws to Kendal Thompkins and Rashawn Scott. And, as usual, he was zipping the ball with velocity.

When the horn sounded, Morris jogged to the rest of his teammates, who had gathered to start the more intense part of practice, and we left.

Golden: "He just threw stationary. It's not a situation where he can drop yet or plant,'' Golden said. "Ryan [Williams] took all the reps. [Third-team QB] Preston [Dewey] took some as well. Again, we're moving forward with Ryan and we'll see if Stephen can in these last 72 hours do something.

"I'm not surprised that he could just stand there and throw.''

Golden was asked, ''Encouraging that he's out here, vs. not even being out there at all?"

Golden: "Yes.'

The coach said he's still swollen, though I had heard they've made progress in that area and that the swelling had subsided quite a bit yesterday. "He's in a boot if he's not here,'' Golden said. "He's back inside getting some treatment and he'll continue to do that.''

One thing we know for sure is that those FSU defenders are going to be flocking to the quarterback Saturday. We also know that Stephen Morris is a warrior.

"He's always a guy who heals from injuries quick,'' said running back Eduardo Clements. "That's the type of quarterback and leader he is. He never wants us to see him down.''

That's all for now.

By the way, unfortunately, we don't have any access tomorrow or Friday.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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Thanks for the update. Great news! ... I think.

Go Canes! Stephen get better. Ryan be ready. Block out the media and all the naysayers...go get those Noles!

Yeah! True Canes fight through the pain.

UTough coming through again.

Coach Fisch: No vanilla offense against this team. Go all out. Fast and hard whether with Williams or Morris. Start Davon Johnson and work in the other WRs.

Coach D'Onofrio:
1.STACK THE BOX!

2.MOVE THE LBs UP A YARD AND HAVE THEM TEASE THE LINE SO THAT IT WILL CONFUSE THE QB & OL IN GUESSING WHETHER WE ARE GOING TO BLITZ OR DROP BACK INTO COVERAGE.

3.MOVE THE DBs UP!!!!! NO MORE 7-8yd CUSHION! WE HAVE SPEED SO PLAY TO THAT. HAVE THE DBs PLAY BUMP&RUN AND PLAY TIGHT MAN2MAN COVERAGE.

If we do this, it will cause EJ to play erratically. He'll be making forced throws to WRs in tight coverage and he'll never figure out in time whether we're blitzing or not. They'll abandon the passing game and stick to the ground game with Thompson(the only real RB they have) and he'll go up against a stacked box with quick LBs on the outside. WE CAN WIN THIS!!!

GO CANES!!!!

3.MOVE THE DBs UP!!!!! NO MORE 7-8yd CUSHION! WE HAVE SPEED SO PLAY TO THAT. HAVE THE DBs PLAY BUMP&RUN AND PLAY TIGHT MAN2MAN COVERAGE.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Are you grad assistant or something? How do you know we have the speed? BC you saw some YouTube videos? Have you broken down the film of their bump-and-run coverage at practice?

I wish we'd play tougher on D too but c'mon your a DC now????

At some point we need to trust the coaching and know that if they're playing a vanilla shell its for a reason. We've played 7 games and not much has changed. I am sure they are searching for solutions, but our personelle just isnt there.

Two weeks ago I thought that how the "U" played versus Notre Dame would affect their performance in the next couple of games. If the "U" played well but lost then the hangover would not hurt the "U" against North Carolina. But the worst possible scenario happened. The "U" played poorly and got whooped. I am not sure the "U" has gotten past the Notre Dame loss nor the North Carolina loss. If FSU jumps out early to say a 14 point lead, things could get ungly in a hurry.

Again, how the "U" plays this week will have a lasting affect on the rest of the season. Play well and 7 wins are still a possibility. Play like we did versus K-State and Notre Dame and those 7 wins could be a mirage.

This CANETILLIDIE....DH fool is no grad assistant, he aint much of nothing. Except for one big wanna be doUche.
You nailed it when you mentioned you aint got the personnel. Some other idiot mentioned UTough. Right.
You girls are soooo tought, it's pathetic.
Your whole team is USoft, your(no)defense is USwiss cheese.
So many posts about Morris or Williams, so much waste of print. Like it matters who the QB is. Whomever he is he will get punished. Listen to Lucy and play Crow. Save the other 2 for the games where you may have a chance like UVA and USF.
This game is in the books, you are already doomed.
Get ready for your next beat down girls.

cantillidie, good post. although everything you say makes complete sense...i agree with "ant" but understand that is what the comment section is for and makes it more interesting. it is just really nice to see a post with some thought instead of the dribble '72 has been caught up on.

were they dropping balls? we have seen a rash of that lately. we have a big bridge to cross we are 21 point underdogs. which is to be expected with a very young team. my jeckel and hyde image appears every game and series.

canekiller, good post. although everything you say makes complete sense...i agree with "jra" but understand that is what the comment section is for and makes it more interesting. it is just really nice to see a post with some thought instead of the dribble canetilidie has been caught up on.


Morris is back - we win. This is our bowl game #CaneFam, show up to the game and support us versus fswho!

Go canes!

miami joined the acc in 2004 and fswho last one the acc in 2005...hmm

fshwo last national title was was.. ohh wait.. dont say it..1999 before miami won its last nc

fswho series record against miami nearly splitt 50/50

over inflated preseason top ten every year only to finish barely in the top 25.....
domination no

yes the upper hand is in the noles favor head to head the last 5-7,so puump your chest while the u has been undoubtedly down like your beating our greatest teams while the noles are "supposedly back every year" _see last post

FACT IS WHEN THIS GAME MATTERED AND WAS THE BEACON OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL WE DOMINATED THE NOLES...5>2 SIX IN A ROW ...MORE RECORDS RINGS PROS THATS THE U

A couple comments up was not my post.....nice try moron....

SO MAYBE U WIN THIS YEAR BUT YOULL LOSE ANOTHER TWO GAMES AND PLAY IN THE CHAMPS BOWL AND LOOK TO THE FUTURE AND SAY NEX YEAR THE NOLES WILL BE BAACK ...FYI NATIONAL TITLES NOT GATOR BOWLS IS WHAT CANES CARE ABOUT SO TALK ABOUT YOUR BOWL BANS AND SANCTIONS ...LIKE A DROMANT VOLCANOE ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME...THE U WILL RISE

Do u idiots actually think i would agree with canekiller?.....really? I am a CANE fan....why would i agree with that crap. Will check with my attorney to see if this is id theft. Looks like u may be on probation( or in violation) like the players on your team.

Posted by: Cutlerridge Laz
"This is our bowl game #CaneFam" Just like last season the BC game was your bowl game. You have doomed your team to another blowout, that what happens in your bowl games, what an idiot!

Posted by: sidcane
"Will check with my attorney to see if this is id theft."
Good one, except a doUche like you cannot afford an attorney.

Posted by: FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Too many posts to say nothing.
Ponder this little girl, in the 21st century we own you. Since you moved to the ACC you have sUcked in every sport, specially football.

Will it be Morris or Williams who gets beat up on Saturday?

Take your pick little girls, you will get crushed either way.

@"CaneKiller"

You're a special breed of Stupid and your jokes all suck. Please go play in traffic, you Dolt.

Canekiller..... i am a business owner and made 6 figures this year already. I have an attorney and we are on a first name basis because i make him alot of money, but at least i know it is u( a gator fan) that is stealing my id....

I have been watching this game since George Mira played at UM an Fred B. was catching balls at FSU. It has always been a good rivalry.
Unfortunately, the Gators got out of the mix with UM.
FSU and UM fans had one thing in common, they wanted the Gators to lose to UM and FSU.

laz,

fswho? how original. then again, can't expect too much creative from another canes fan who didn't even go to um.

Can I play? PLEASE?

Posted by: sidcane

Did you paint Morris' face on your front lawn yet?
How about that Shalala tat on your big butt?
How about you pony up some cash for that Tropical Park stadium drive. Or better yet donate some cane tix to the homeless to help with the attendance.
Not needed for this game though, we got the attendance issue covered this Saturday. Your rent a stadium will be Garnet and Gold again.

Tropical Park stadium will NEVER happen. UM is too cheap to make it happen, and FIU is too powerful to let it happen.

@ ANT


I'm by no means a DC or a grad assistant whatsoever, nor do I claim to be. I'm just getting tired of seeing the same thing day in and day out with little to no adjustments. We need to at least try, at some point, to do something different on defense. Give them a different look, whatever, hell anything. Since I've been a season ticket holder for the last 21seasons I think I know how The U has played ball for some time now. This is a young squad but it does have talent and there is speed there. We're just not using it to our full potential. This is just my opinion. I personally believe that if we run a defense like what I mentioned earlier, the outcome would be a positive one on the defensive side of the ball for us. Look man, no matter what, I'm gonna go down with my ship. I just want them to play hurricane ball, that's it. For me, last season was a mulligan for Golden since it was his first season as head coach for Miami. Now he needs to start to put it all together. I believe in Golden.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

jra: Its have an E-ffect on Miami, not have an A-ffect on Miami. An effect is totally different than an affect.

The ND loss will affect Miami and will have an effect on them.

Basic english brothe

@ ANT

Also in regards to trusting the coaching staff.

-I do trust Golden 100%
-I am beginning to trust Fisch ever since he started calling down field plays.
-Coach NO D hasn't earned my trust. If anything, he's losing that with every passing game. He's too quick to blame the players when he should harbor at least 50% of the blame on his own shoulders. He waits to the 4th qtr to make any adjustments to the defense.

Honestly I hope that we start looking for a defensive coordinator soon.

GO U!!!

Well put CORPUS. See there are those who actually got an education.

Hard for me to respect a school that has Richard "I sweat like a fat woman" Simmons as an alum. Just saying.

Canes need to put together their first complete game of the season on Offense. A good running game, no turnovers and receivers catch the ball. No more drops.
I wonder what amazing call the ref's will come up with this week.
Everyone have a great weekend
IT'S GREAT TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LAZ on the radio at every game is there anyone more homer than him Jeez

@ canetillide
Man i think you hit it on the head with that defensive call. I'm a corner back so I'm going to start defense from that position. Bump and run(hands on) slows down everything against the offenses that we have faced. They already come in with the thought of timing routes as well as delayed runs(assuming our dbs have their backs turned). If you press hard it knocks timingand short routes and gives gives our corners the opportunity to help with run..

we need to stop trying to scrip the ball.
and rap the player up on D.
that is whats hurting us
go canes!!!!

Doesn't matter who plays QB. Save Morris for later in the year. Hate to see him suffer additional injuries for no reason.
The u defense=Murray State. I would say Boston College, but their D is better than miami.
Since the switch to Dolphins Stadium, FSU has scored 40+ on the u and won every game there. This year will be no different.

@ANT and @CANETILLIDIE

I completely agree with Cane because what we have been doing, to say it politely, has been an awful failure. Step it up. Step the pressure up. Show them something that they have not seen from the []_[]. Stack the box. Pull the DBs up close and BUMP and run... heck, it will not be worse and who knows, it could show a little spark. The vanilla "bend don't break" defense without adjustments has let us reach the rarified air of position #118 out of 120. How much worse do you really think it could be if we tried a different, yet reasonable approach?

I'm still waiting for William Floyd to cross the goal line. Every time I see him I tell him I'm still waiting for you to cross the goal line. Good ole bobby cried so much about winning won they threw the flag and beat Nebraska. The announcers were like wow twice in one game. Then to add insult to injury they gave fsu the team of the decade when Nebraska won three in that decade and fsu won one and a half. Anyway you look at it it's still less than five. Lol

Way to go Susan. Giving out practice secrets is the reason why coaches ban reporters.

whats the latest on the recruiting front?is it possible to get a recruiting page like the sentinel to see whats going.any big names coming to the upcoming games?

I hope Golden doesn't push Morris to early, it doesn't matter who plays QB this week FSU is way to strong and talented. We Need Morris healthy for Tech VA and Duke. We have a shot with Tech and therefore a short at the Coastal something I never thought possible.

i get what ur saying CANETILLIDIE. i've never played in a 3-4 style defense so i dont really like it, but have seen it work. i'll be honest i'm not sure what we can really do as hopeless as we've looked. i havent seen our LBs being moved around all that often and definitley not in a way to disguise coverage/blitz. i am assuming they dont know the defense well enough to pull it off yet. problem with bringing everyone up is we dont get a pass rush(dont have proper style DLs for 3-4 now)so also the LBs get picked up which means our DBs will have to cover for over 4sec. every play. need an all-american and 1-2 more servicable corners to keep that up all day and then they may be able to make up for front 7. we are playing for the other team to make a mistake(not happening enough cause teams dont have to take chances against our d) so i do like the idea of trying to cause some confusion and mistakes but the result will probably be the same except not making them work for their scores as little as they are now. bringing up LBs gives away middle with no pass rush always ends badly too. i dont know u might have me flip-floping soon. i sure would like to see more "im in ur face, gonna stop u, and nothing u can do about it" and although it doesnt seem the d could be worse we easily could be 1-6.
813cane good input. u also know as a cb that there are many things the offense can do to trick or eliminate u if you run BnR the majority of the time but if done correctly is sooo beautiful to watch. never seen it work without some sort threat of a pass rush though.

Hey cane killer u make 6 figures???? Who cares you pathetic waste of human breath! Go talk on a wolfpack board u tool!!!! U should win this game moron.....and if u don't bet we never here. From u again! I hope!!!!! Go lose to another crsppy team with your top 3 ranking! Lol and ask Chris Prix what his record was against the canes! Lol last BCS win was against u reservation owners!!!!! Get ur shots in this year playa cause this team will own wide right university next year biotch!

Laz,
We will be there. Heard your analogy on Sedano's show today, it was great! "I would rather go down standing up, than cowering" Your loyalty to the program, Coaches and Players does not go unnoticed.

Morning little girls. This CANETILUDIE fella aka Laz definitelly doesn't go unnoticed. Coach wanna be who is totally clueless. It don't matter how you line up on (no)defense if you aint got the personnel. You don't. It don't matter who you roll out at QB when you face a real defense. You will.
This aint no BC, this aint no Cookman, this aint no Ga Tech. FSU is a real team. Remember KSU? Remember ND?
You will relive your misery all over again this Saturday.

Hey corpus spell check doUche, what are you losers or loosers? Your fellow illiterate cane fans would like to know.

canetillidie, really appreciate your support over the years! also love it when people actually start talking about football. like that u keep it classy. proud ur a cane!
C-A-N-E-S....CANES!

"This CANETILUDIE fella aka Laz "

Posted by: CaneKiller

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Who the hell is Laz?

LETS GO CANES!!!
LETS GO CANES!!!
LETS GO CANES!!!
LETS GO CANES!!!

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

FOCK THE NOLES!!!! FOCK TALLY!!!! FOCK OSCEOLA AND THAT STUPID HORSE HE RODE IN ON!!!!

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