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Burns, Coley, Muhammad among freshmen catching Golden's eye; Dorsett talks being Canes' fastest man

Three practices into fall camp is hardly enough time for Al Golden to make a determination on which freshmen will actually make an impact this coming season. But so far, it's safe to say cornerback Artie Burns, receiver Stacy Coley and defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad have shown flashes that have caught Golden's eye.

"The first battle as a freshman is to come in shape. The second battle is to know your stuff and clearly those two (Burns and Coley) have made progress," Golden said. "They aren't where they need to be yet, but there's a little poise about Artie Burns. You coach him everyday and he looks you right in the eye. He's not too high, not too low and he's ready to move on."

Golden said Burns, a 6-1, 190-pound former standout at Miami Northwestern, and Coley, a 6-1, 180-pound standout from Oakland Park Northeast, have risen to the challenge everyday in practice.

As for Muhammad, a 6-3, 230-pound standout from New Jersey powerhouse Don Bosco Prep, Golden complimented him by calling him "twitchy."

"When somebody is explosive or somebody is sudden, you can feel it," Golden said. "Sometimes you can see it on the film. But when you get to this level, when you have a lot of guys that have twitch, sometimes you just see there is a little difference in one guy. I think Quan is a very explosive young man. He has to understand the system, get bigger and stronger and all that. But he has twitch.

"He can go from a standing position to five, seven, 10 yards in a very short period of time. The guys that can do that irrespective of their body size have a chance to continue improve and grow and be a difference maker."

Golden also mentioned receiver Corn Elder (out with a hamstring injury), bruising running back Gus Edwards (6-2, 225) and offensive tackle Alex Gall (6-5, 304) as other freshmen standouts.

> If you haven't heard by now, receiver Phillip Dorsett (5-9, 179) put up the fastest 40-time on the team during off-season testing, posting an eye-opening 4.29 seconds. Dorsett ran a 4.39 a year ago.

"I kind of knew I was going to run it," Dorsett said of his blazing time. "I kept messing with [conditioning coach Andrew] Swasey telling him I was going to run it. I wasn't really shocked, just more relieved I put up a legit time like that."

Dorsett, who runs track, said he spent a lot of time this off-season working on "lower body explosion" and converting his speed "to breaking down and helping me run better routes, working on my hands a lot."

"I feel like I'm a lot better receiver," Dorsett said. "I can't wait to go out there and show it."

OTHER NOTES FROM TUESDAY

> Three players were in a red non-contact jersey Tuesday: safety Deon Bush (sports hernia surgery), defensive end Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and receiver Corn Elder (hamstring). Golden said Chickillo was moving better before practice and would likely get integrated more into practice on Wednesday.

> Freshman offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu spent his second straight day in a yellow limited-contact jersey.

> Quarterback Stephen Morris said he watched film and worked on his footwork this off-season with former Hurricanes quarterback Steve Walsh.

**** The following notes are from UM's sports information department following practice ****

## During stretching, the team listed to a Michael Irvin speech before the tones of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby” filled the air at the Greentree.

## The offense dominated early, winning 10-2 in first 11-on-11 drill, winning the WR vs DB drill and the red zone skeleton.

## Following the three straight losses, junior LB Denzel Perryman called the defense together and spoke about the importance of accountability. He emphasized, focus, communication and execution. Senior LB Jimmy Gaines also spoke about the keys to defensive success in the huddle.

## The defense rallied to win the next 11-on-11 drill, despite senior QB Stephen Morris connecting with sophomore RB Duke Johnson on a wheel route for a TD and TD runs from running backs Dallas Crawford and Danny Dillard.

## The two units tied in the next 11-on-11 drill with senior DB AJ Highsmith recovering a Duke Johnson fumble. Johnson rebounded in the 2-minute drill, scoring a TD on the first play with a long run up the middle. But the defense won the 2-minute drill, with freshman LB Alex Figueroa picking up a tackle for loss to help seal the victory.

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Lol at these clowns playing vanilla ice. Only a ten percenter like goldie would play this devil music. Shannon was a true five percenter and would never play this garbage, only luke, trick daddy.

what you see is a continuation of a weak spring defensive practice....i am telling you that dnofrio will screw it all up for 2013......it has to be the coaches......the players are all there, size and experience......

all the other ncaa top 10 teams have basically the same makeup......only the right coaches can get them to the finish line.....it will be VERY INTERESTING when dnofrio fu''ks up and how golden reacts....

thats where the real TMZ will be

GUYS WE ALL HAVE A DIFFERENCE OF OPINIONS EACH DAY BUT WE ALL CAN AGREE ON THIS !! IT'S FOOTBALL SEASON AND I'M EXCITED FOR MY CANES AND DOLPHINS THIS YEAR. I WANT A 10/10 VICTORIES FROM EACH WITH THE CANES POSSIBLY WINNING 11/12. THAT WILL MAKE THIS SEASON FOR ME A SUCCESS BUT REGARDLESS OF WHAT THIS IS MY TIME OF YEAR AND BEEN APART OF MY LIFE FOR OVER 40 YEARS. GO DOLPHINS !! AND OF COURSE GO CANES!! ACC COASTAL DIVISION CHAMPS!.

maybe better music, but we stunk under Shannon and dare I say going on probation from his time there (regardless of whether it's his fault)

Do you really think that the coaches pick the music? I would imagine the players have a list music they want to warm up to.

The offfense won in practice?
The defense lost the scrimmage?
What a great offense scoring all those TDs.
Great offense always in practice going against all those scrubs.
Firts it was thriller now it's Vanilla Ice.
Lame, very lame.

When somebody is explosive or somebody is sudden, you can feel it," Golden said. "Sometimes you can see it on the film. But when you get to this level, when you have a lot of guys that have twitch, sometimes you just see there is a little difference in one guy. I think Quan is a very explosive young man. He has to understand the system, get bigger and stronger and all that. But he has twitch.
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Nice breakdown coach goldie, look for the twitch, soon he'll be telling us how great Alquadin is in pass coverage. You already knew his jersey comrade was going to start getting high praise.

Also, I could careless about the music, as usual, somebody wants to be me so they're trying to use ymy name and post foolishness, it's obvious i'm a role model for someone in here. Let the Truth be told, had I been running practice, that vanilla ice crap would've never been played, that song has always been ghey!

Take heed, 'cause I'm a lyrical poet
Miami's rumored to be back just in case you didn't know it
My town, that used to be good and sound
Enough to shake and kick holes in the ground
'Cause their style was like a chemical spill
Physical games that you could vision and feel
That was then but now, This is a hell of a concept
We are just a bunch of hype and you want to step with this
Shay plays no defense, we are sliced like a ninja
Cut up like a razor blade so fast, Other teams say, "damn"
If these chumps was a drug, I'd throw it out it by the gram
Can't keep my composure when it's gametime we always loose
Victimized by the OCs while we get kicked in the juice
Yo there is a big problem, Yo – Goldie can't solve it!
Check out we be screwed while Donofrio revolves it.

Ice Ice Baby Vanilla, Ice our defense is so Vanilla
Ice Ice Baby Vanilla, Ice so Vanilla

Yo, man, our defense can't get out of 3rd down! Maybe next year! Word to your mother!

Lmao...look at all these gator clowns on a UM blog. Instead of telling us how to run a D U better get to gainesville and tell the gators how to run an O.

Gaters is how it should be spelled cause there aint not o in gaters...

U idiots talking about music that being played..u Fu ckin idiots

U idiots talking about music that being played..u Fu ckin idiots

The UFirstdegreemurder diploma is worthless but affords the graduate countless hours to waste on posting on a Cane blog.

Way to go, Gatr Trash. The crap skewwwl in Trailerville would be so proud to know its graduates are this productive.

Its only three days in>>>>>>>> Wait till the first scrimmage.. I would love to see the coaches come all out and say how good this team is but lay low wait till the Gator hunt. Hunt the Gators, skin them and hang them out to dry.

Here we go again.
Have the Canes gotten rid of D'O or golden? NO.
Will the Canes have four down def. linemen on every play? NO.
Will the Canes play man to man pass protection? NO.
Will the Canes blitz on every play? NO.
Will the Canes have better than a mediocre season? NO.
Will the Canes play a zone pass non-protection that allows other teams to convert on 3rd and long? YES.
Will the Canes play 3 down def. linemen and not be able to stop a run? YES.
Will the Canes allow other teams to run all day outside the tackle box? YES.
Will the Canes fill up the stadium? NO.
Will the Canes ever have another nat. championship in football? NO, not as long as golden and DO are here.
Oh well, S.O.S.

Hey Calvin.....

Luke and 2 Live are in wheelchairs they are so old and outdated. Trick Daddy? Can you say career ova?

If I had to pick one song to be played during warmups it would be....and not many white boys like myself know about this....as I DID grow up on Booty Music...would be Crazy Leggs "Doin his own Thang".

Thank you....

just so I understand canefan'72 you want us to blitz on every play? That sounds like pretty stupid football to me and i'm the head coach.

If we had changed DCs in the off season I'd have high expectations. Since we didn't its going to be tough. Need the offense to carry the team. Sucks cause there is talent on this defense - especially if Porter can stay healthy. It will be improved but not it will be enough of an improvement.

Time to shift into college football matters of a different sort. So let the TRUTH commence. hUh

Dig this y'all Cane bUbba's. Johnny M will SNEAK OUT THE BACK DOOR!!! When it comes to all this N.C.A.A. snooping and what not.

Simply because Johnny M. is YOUR typical good ol' boy, and the N.C.A.A. can't have NO taint on their precious SYMBOL.

Matter of F-A-C-T, that small town/suburban Good Ol' Boy, absolutely REPRESENTS everything which is RIGHTEOUS and WHOLESOME. When it comes to the N.C.A.A. and major college football. duH

Now, on the flip-side of the ethical coin.

Miami will absolutely become the n.c.a.a's WHIPPING BOY in a matter of weeks. SEE a bowl ban in 2013, and other miscellaneous penalties.

Just y'all Cane GOONS wait and see. Eh. What say, outsider.

So, there's your prediction mountain cane LOUT and ronzook and like-minded Cane ILK!!

If we had changed DCs in the off season I'd have high expectations. Since we didn't its going to be tough. Need the offense to carry the team. Sucks cause there is talent on this defense - especially if Porter can stay healthy. It will be improved but not it will be enough of an improvement.
Posted by: Esteban | August 06, 2013 at 02:16 PM

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Cane bUbba is an absolute IMPOSTER, and isn't the same Stevie from that canespace/eoth!!

Matter of fact, that esteban is bloody well INFATUAT3ED with his beloved D'Onofrio. Get outta' heres', outsider!

Here's another tout mountain cane LOUT ( don't you just dig the simple poetry, ronzook foolish, Goon. ).

Hurricane DB Burns will become a STARTER by the 6th game of the season! hUH

what you see is a continuation of a weak spring defensive practice....i am telling you that dnofrio will screw it all up for 2013......it has to be the coaches......the players are all there, size and experience......

Posted by: Jim Gallo | August 06, 2013 at 12:17 PM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

A simple suggestion, Cane partisan.

Your bloody WAISTING your breath and time. Because it's bloody FUTILE offering any constructive, legitimate opinion. When it comes to D'Onofrio.

Chit, them Cane bUbba's at the eoth/canespace are bloody predicting a TOP 40/50 Miami defensive unit this season. Eh. What say. Seriously!!

And yes, D'Onofrio's D-ploys will bloody COST the Hurricanes at least THREE games this season. If not another game.

Thankfully there's the Miami HIGH-OCTANE offense to carry Marky Mark.

Chit, why do think D'Onofrio is putting EMPHASIS on the scoreboard and what not. hUh

Because he's looking for Cooley's unit to put 38+ points on the scoreboard, and COVER his incompetent arse!! That's why. duH.

"Posted by: D | August 06, 2013 at 02:25 PM"

Can someone please interpret what this moron is saying. I don't speak idiot.

Don't listen to this "D" head person....he says the same old chit every day....blah blah blah....

Him....Calvin, Gallo....cant get enough of us....slurp slurp slurp....hopefully this will all end Sept 7th at around 3:00PM

Here's the difference right here: "Goldy and crew are so amazed at the abilities of the players, burns and Dorsett, etc. But there is no emphasis on how those players will be used in the overall "scheme" of things. Key word: SCHEME.

U see, JJ, Butch and all those guys already had that part figured out. That's why they won like they did b/c they were ahead of the game.

We can't face people like the state teams and the UF's and Pitt's of the world with that mindset. Heck, we can't approach Savannah State thinking like that.

JJ, Butch, RS, Howard were just at a different level than this crew. The only thing anybody can do is wait. Wait until DS or the AD, ultimately, takes some kind of action.

If we had changed DCs in the off season I'd have high expectations. Since we didn't its going to be tough. Need the offense to carry the team. Sucks cause there is talent on this defense - especially if Porter can stay healthy. It will be improved but not it will be enough of an improvement.

Posted by: Esteban | August 06, 2013 at 02:16 PM
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What up man, shouts out to a definite independent thinker! that's going to be the theme this year and this is why coach goldie keeps trying to have a high powered offense cause even he knows his boy is in over his head so all they can do is continue to try and play prevent defense and than starting begging the players with that "somebody has to make a play" statement coach goldie made right before heading into the locker room at the half.

He criticizes everybody but his boy. A lot of people before and even now always bring up "randy Shannon played favorites" and the only one they can point to is j70, but none of those same hypocrites are going to say coach goldie has a coaching favorite, and that's his boy clown 117th. I'm just glad the time for hiding him is running out, but of course real soon, coach goldie will be saying "we gotta recruit better" etc. etc.

Coach goldie can be loyal all he wants, just do it somewhere else, not at the expense of the team. If I start seeing players taking more chances within the scheme, than we'll know, but we can see that garbage that came out there last year, no way. Shannon could come in right now and this defense would instantly be improved.

If Tim Walton came in today you could put the D back in 'efense!

I've had my share of bloody indulging in delusional, FANTASIES and what not.

But if Coach Shannon was ever to return to Coral Gables.

Sure nough', there'd be a bloody CANE MUTANY by the Cane partisans. Especially those good ol' boys at he eoth/canespace. Eh. What say, dork.

Keep it all REAL and what not. hUh

Sure nough.' By the seventh game of the season, Goldie going to be telling the Hurricane media-nexus, that it's going TO TAKE TIME before Miami is " MIAMI AGAIN. "

And them SoFla college football media boys are going to all nod their over-sized craniums in agreement. hUh

Still waiting for Calvina's and D(umber)'s prediction on where UM will rank on points given up this year.

We all know who the DC is and who we have to play and you guys know everything so what is the number?

translation from idiot-speak to English, please?

sagaciously.

Seriously though. Even with a WEAK LINK defensive coordinator. Miami SHOULD BE 10-2 in 2013.

But I doubt it will happen. But then again, stranger happening have happened. dUh Seeing that the POTUS was elected for a bloody second term. Eh. What say.

Another great Lady Calvin definition that Webster will likely ignore:

Independent thinker: Someone who shares my ignorant, non-fact based views

I knew there was a STANKY, PUTRID odor in the Cane good ol' boy M-H forum.

Oh, that be that mountain cane LOUT and his bloody MINIONS! dUh

Take a breath mint mountain cane WHELP, because your stanky breath reeks of CHIT!!

Cool Cat = Crack Head to the fullest....put it down dude...put it down dude....

I would also play this track during warm-ups....this will get em poppin!!!! A little Jam Pony for you fools....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAUKmsD032c&feature=c4-overview&list=UU96WNrZqqgzG0newAS20eQw

Still waiting for your prediction know it all D.

Time to shift into college football matters of a different sort. So let the TRUTH commence. hUh

Dig this y'all Cane bUbba's. Johnny M will SNEAK OUT THE BACK DOOR!!! When it comes to all this N.C.A.A. snooping and what not.

Simply because Johnny M. is YOUR typical good ol' boy, and the N.C.A.A. can't have NO taint on their precious SYMBOL.

Matter of F-A-C-T, that small town/suburban Good Ol' Boy, absolutely REPRESENTS everything which is RIGHTEOUS and WHOLESOME. When it comes to the N.C.A.A. and major college football. duH

Now, on the flip-side of the ethical coin.

Miami will absolutely become the n.c.a.a's WHIPPING BOY in a matter of weeks. SEE a bowl ban in 2013, and other miscellaneous penalties.

Just y'all Cane GOONS wait and see. Eh. What say, outsider.

So, there's your prediction mountain cane LOUT and ronzook and like-minded Cane ILK!!

Posted by: D | August 06, 2013 at 02:25 PM
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Been bloody perusing the various college football sites, and the VAST MAJORITY of them good ol' boys, be DEFENDING johnny m. and what not.

Chit, them college football bUbba's be saying... give Johnny M the benefit of the doubt and let the N.C.A.A. process take it's course.

Then, these same small town/suburban bubba's said CRUCIFY your Hurricanes! Go bloody figures'.

Talk about a clan of senseless HYPOCRITES!! Eh. What say.

Heck, I'm guessing that there's a good majority of Hurricane bubba's, whom respect that GREEDY johnny M. dUh

I think Cametrash is "D" head....slurp slurp slurp....

Posted by: URDUMDUM!! | August 06, 2013 at 05:22 PM

Why you gotta' be such a HATER! Seriously, bUbba.

Oh, that's right. YOUR mammy and pappy didn't give you enough love and what not. hUh


If Tim Walton came in today you could put the D back in 'efense!

Posted by: Nash | August 06, 2013 at 04:37 PM
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ROFL, never thought i'd see the day somebody would make tim Walton look like a good d-co. You already know, at this point if tim walton seems like a good option, we're hurting.

You want a tout, M.C. lout.

I'm seriously thinking ' Chick " has reached his CEILING. " When it comes to being a B.C.S. defensive player.

But then again, it's probably D'Onofrio's defensive ploys and what not. Which is holding back ' Chick ' from becoming A.C.C. 1st/2nd team. hUh.

Who knows mountain cane LOUT. Maybe it's the DRASTIC weight increase and what not. Eh. What say, outsider.


I knew there was a STANKY, PUTRID odor in the Cane good ol' boy M-H forum.

Oh, that be that mountain cane LOUT and his bloody MINIONS! dUh

Take a breath mint mountain cane WHELP, because your stanky breath reeks of CHIT!!

Posted by: D | August 06, 2013 at 05:08 PM
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They can't fade this man, ROFL! Way to keep that pathetic none-football knowing buzzard in check man.

This might sound weird, but for some reason, the way gus Edwards runs reminds me of SEAN TAYLOR! He has a real good chance to do work this year year as well and with the o-line we got, all of our runningbacks should be able to get a lot of work.

Also, allowing a guy like ricardo Williams go was a mistake, that kid ha a lot of talent, he's a 4-3 defensive end. If all of our linebackers were in the 230-235range that would make more sense, but come next year, none of them need to be hovering around 250 come next year.

Kirby needs to start making plays at is weight now before trying to adhere to coach goldie's defensive philosophy of defensive weight gain means offensive pain, yeah if we can get to em!

It's good having seantrel on this team, good young man. He's turned into what a senior should be, and this is the process i'm talking about that coach goldie doesn't allow everybody to go thru. He needed seantrel, and last year was to no fault of seantrel's own, ut prior to that he was just luvin college life and playing football was football. But now it's his senior year, I like what he said about him wanting to do this for his teammates this year, should be a good time.

calvin... trick daddy? man you stoopid

I say a little Miami Boyz or Gucci crew. Old school pit bull

shannon didnt allow music in practice you dumb arse. why you tripppin? golden TEN PERCENTER? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

I BET GOLDEN PAYS MORE IN TAXES THAN YOU MAKE YOU "TAKER" YOU WELFare rat.

Go get your food stamps, sell them and buy a ticket to the Miami game.

I just read the article on Gaines. I don't know if I should laugh or cry: Gaines was a problem last year. Most of it stemmed from lack of coaching.

UM lost two good LB's/ But that is the past and U got to play who U got. Chick has to step it up. This new DE could do some damage, according to what I've read.

But again, we're back to the DC.

Miami Boys....haha....which ones? The first or second group?

Lady Calvin obviously both the dumbest person and the most obsessed with men's weight. D trying hard to catch her on the dumb department and just might get there.

Where's the defense prediction you 2 wimpettes?

Al-Quadin Muhammad dominated St. Thomas Aquinas when they played down here last year.

The St. Thomas coaching staff did everything in their power to neutralize Al-Quadin, but the kid would have none of it and dominated all night.

Under the Al Golden program Al-Quadin will be all world at the "U".

By the way--our defense is going to surprise a lot of people to the upside this coming season. Thanks to Coach Golden's "U" Tough program the players are much bigger, stronger and faster. Last year and the year before our team was so small and weak it looked as though we sent out the JV to play the varsity in many games. Notre Dame and Kansas State, just to name two, physically dominated us from the opening whistle and as those games wore on it became embarrassing. Yes, we still need help at defensive tackle, but even there we will see huge improvement.

"When somebody is explosive or somebody is sudden, you can feel it," Golden said. "Sometimes you can see it on the film. But when you get to this level, when you have a lot of guys that have twitch, sometimes you just see there is a little difference in one guy. I think Quan is a very explosive young man. He has to understand the SYSTEM, get bigger and stronger and all that. But he has twitch.

Is he referring to the facking scheme!!?? ....Banging my head on the wall.....

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