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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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Gallo's long list has a prefect inverse relation to his kak.


I don't think we need a defensive line capable of outrunning receivers. We need linemen who can control the run and get after the quarterback. They can't do that while being pushed around by a much stronger offensive line.

Posted by: JaxCane | August 07, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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The question for you is, how long have you been watching UM football, or even Fsu football, our d-linemen have traditionally never been bigger than the slow big o-linemen, but we always played top notch defense and set the standard. bobby bowden thus far paid & gave the greatest compliment you can give when he said:
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bobby bowden on Miami's defense:

"The way Miami plays defense, they play defense like they invented the daggum thang".
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You seem to not unerstand what advantages our defenses pretty much always had, one of the words that was always used when it comes to our defense is "speed" even these last 2 years commentators keep saying it blindly, because our current defense is not out-speeding anybody, is being built to be a power based defense.

All those long runs duke johnson kept getting in practice yesterday was comcial, the only way this defense excels is if it plays lesser offensive talent.

Very funny Canes 35.

Actually Lady calvina was turned down for a job in the weight room. She's obsessed with guy's weights and thought it would be very special.


Wait.. You say that Golden had seven wins with guys that Shannon won nine games with. Then why did Shannon only win 7 in his last year?

Posted by: JaxCane | August 07, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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What happened in shannon's last year doesn't negate what happened the year before. If you know anything about UM football, 1st off j70 got hurt against uVA a team he never lost too and smo17 a True freshman had to be inserted, 2ndly, when you got the administration led by kirby lo-hocutt and mark nipple doing what they were doing sneakingly, winning 7 games was actually a greatjob by shannon. Many factors went into the last year of shannon's record, but it still doesn't negate 2009, so that argument is useless!


For some reason I picture Calvin as some optimist football coach (or high school) who got shafted or said "no too" by Golden perhaps.

"Mr. Calvin, we appreciate your application, however, your not qualified at this time to coach here."

Calvin fails to understand that college football is a BIG BOY SPORT....you actually need to be BIG in some areas in order to compete.

Problem with him is he is still living in the 80's listening to Two Live Crew....go figure.

Posted by: Canes 35 Turds 17 | August 07, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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1st off, i wouldn't want to coach with coach goldie, plus i'm not a yes man. Alot of those things coach goldie tries to implement i'm not with that so i wouldn't even set myself up like that.

As if a girl's flag football team would hire Lady Calvina. Not only is Lady Calvina obviously a moron, but is delusional as well.

For Sybil and her friends inside her head (Lady Calvina/Galloinda/Dumb and Dumber D/etc.):

the entire team passed the conditioning test. The team added weight, added strength and lost body fat.

Same strength and conditioning coach as under RS, but freed up to actually do his job, supported by a non-marble mouth, motivating HC.

If any of you ladies ever tried to play, you'd know owning the 4th quarter physically is a key to winning. We'll be ready for the first time in years.

Ok so what I am trying to understand is why the same people are on here everyday posting the same garbage about how much the canes suck and what not...do you people really have so much hate for the canes you have to waste your time on their blogs...? Wow... now im gonna say this..I dont like fsu or the gators but you wont find me on their blogs ranting about nothing all day everyday...get a life would ya

mountaincane, its funny how Calvin's been talking football all day and you can't, but stay with the same redundant insults that get no laughs.

Unity Council = Divide & Conquer

"Real" Canes fans love to allow outsides ineptitude divide us.

Dudes have been reduced to defining themselves, justifying their existence on Earth, and explaining how they are better than another man by how many more hours a day they work lol! A person who has a need or burning desire to find a reason to feel superior to another = a racist. Our bank accounts are probably very similar but you need to feel some distance between us as men. Aren't the Koch brothers happy! They are conducting a full onslaught on the american poor/working/and middle classes and their biggest supporters are dues like yall talking about welfare and food stamps like yall aint one paycheck away from them yourselves lol! The Koch brothers hate you but you internalize their ideology and spew it onto others. Like they work hard or like their family didn't benfit from some form of public aid. NEWS FLASH: every rich/wealthy family has a history of benefiting from some form of government aid.

Love to be divided by the same philosophy over and over. Self-hate. You see color--they see economics.

Whenever someone begins to talk about the scheme x's and O's strategies of our current coaches, dudes immediately start talking about Shannon's tenure???? As if thats the proper response to the critique.

Is Golden an outsider when he takes off that orange tie? Then why are our players? In two years, this dude has convinced y'all to blame everything on Shannon and our players. So what is the binding material between you guys and Golden/No'D? What has provided you guys such an undying bond and loyalty in such a short time? He walks on water like Tebow. Nauseating allegiance.

Golden is obsessed with guy's weight, his constant news conference comments about weight, is the reason people post about them. Sequence of events is learned in 1st grade.

Golden has divided the fans and the players.

"Real" Canes fans (aka Pageantry Canes) have been reduced to basing their low expectations on anti-Cane agenda preseason publications. They also continue to compare our coaches to other outsider coaches like Saban and jimbo Fisher-0-"they do it tooooooooo"--swaggerless behavior.

Ok so what I am trying to understand is why the same people are on here everyday posting the same garbage about how much the canes suck and what not...do you people really have so much hate for the canes you have to waste your time on their blogs...? Wow... now im gonna say this..I dont like fsu or the gators but you wont find me on their blogs ranting about nothing all day everyday...get a life would ya

Posted by: get lost already | August 07, 2013 at 12:10 PM

And you post this same diatribe everyday without a semblance of awareness as to the sequence of events.

Sybil sprouted another personality, named Harriet. More accurate in terms of gender so maybe in therapy?

Besides Al Golden's enormously successful and game changing "U Tough" program, the other massive improvement was ridding the program of numerous malcontents and rule breakers like Eddie Johnson.

Moving numerous players out of the program unwilling to pay the price to be successful who played a major role in bringing the program down due to their lack of commitment to the "TEAM" is an enormous step forward.

With the malcontents gone it allows other players to trust one another and know that when faced with the most difficult challenges they will all pay the price to win and not quit because the malcontents play by different rules like the Johnson's of this world.

Also, and another big, game changing move is the "Unity Council", which is a loud and clear message from Al Golden and his staff to the players...WE TRUST AND BELIEVE IN YOU GUYS!

Right on Zook. Look at the current most successful football teams, like the Pats, and see how they deal with bad guys. They ship their butts out asap.

Harriettubmancane......for for ignorant knowledge I would like to stay that was my first time posting...I am a life long cane fan I know all about you and your little whinning boys gallo calvin delusional. ...you people are true pieces of garbage and need to go to counseling

all this back and forth is annoying

1) the defense sucks, the numbers back that up
2) Golden is not free from criticism
3) Golden gets time to right the ship, but it is year 3 and he must show improvement and he needs a signature win
4) D' Nofrio has A LOT to prove
5) what they did at Temple is irrelevant
6) Go Canes!!!

get lost already, Thats your second time posting and u still haven't talked football yet

U and mountaincane don't exist without was--still can't come up with a post that exhibits an original or independent thought, other than whats been indoctrinated via your master. Modern day coons and monetized slave. Love to be hoodwinked!

Ron Zook--you should send that hero-speech to Golden and No'D. Indoctrinated and we love it. regurgitate that nonsense all you want. i've seen this routine far too many times to buy in....sorry. Man worship is played out.

"ignorant knowledge" --oxymoron, moron.
all this back and forth is annoying

1) the defense sucks, the numbers back that up
2) Golden is not free from criticism
3) Golden gets time to right the ship, but it is year 3 and he must show improvement and he needs a signature win
4) D' Nofrio has A LOT to prove
5) what they did at Temple is irrelevant
6) Go Canes!!!
Posted by: is it football season yet? | August 07, 2013 at 01:02 PM

^^^Post of the year candidate! ^^^


Real" Canes fans (aka Pageantry Canes) have been reduced to basing their low expectations on anti-Cane agenda preseason publications. They also continue to compare our coaches to other outsider coaches like Saban and jimbo Fisher-0-"they do it tooooooooo"--swaggerless behavior.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | August 07, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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"swaggerless behavior" rofl, these clowns act like girls man, they don't know football so all they can do resort to their feable attempts at name calling. They can only repeat what goldie feeds them, so if coach goldie says so & so was out of position, for instance the duke game, coach goldie specifically highlights rayshawn jenkins on that 99 yard touchdown play, but he fails to point out than who gave up the other 38 points. goldie will say anything else but saying his boy clown 117th needs to step it up!

The way I see it, this Goldie has a bloody grey cloud over his being. Simply because he CHOSE not to CHIT-CAN his defensive coordinator after the conclusion of the 2012 season.

And I bloody guarantee, that will be Coach Golden's Orange nd' Green WATERLOO!! hUh

By the way, one reason, among others, WHY Miami's defensive coordinator is in a GORDIAN KNOT, is because HE NEVER faced B.C.S. schools on a seasonal basis.

And that's why in the bloody 12th game of the season, that MAJOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL POWER duke, Bytched Slapped y'all's Cane defensive unit.

Yeah, yeah it's already known by now, that Miami played 10 or so freshmen last season.

But the Freakin' TWELVTH-12th game of the season, and then witnessing MIGHTY duke roll up and down the turf against the Canes.

Oh, if y'all Cane partisans didn't have an INFATUTATION for your BELOVED D'Onofrio. Y'all would watched the PREVIEW of Miami's future defense against Maryland in 2011. And that particular Hurricane defense had VETERANS in starting roles. dUh

Yeah, yeah it's already known by now, that Miami played 10 or so freshmen last season.

However, all these freshmen whom have played SIGNIFICANT minutes ALL season long, aren't freshmen in the 12th game of the season.

Again, it's Miami's defensive coordinator's PLOYS and SCHEMES and what not.

Too bad y'all Cane loyalists have a bloody INFATUATION for your beloved D-coordinator. hUh

Oh, Miami has gone from an AGGRESSIVE defense to a PATTY-CAKES defense under D'Onofrio. Eh. What say.

No wonder the Hurricanes made EVERY qb they faced last season, look All-Conference and what not.

Chit even that SHORT, diminutive Virginia signal-caller had a All-Conference game against the Canes. dUh

Dude why on earth would I want to talk football with a onesided foolish person who does nothing but spew crap from his mouth...I like reading the good from the blogs with actual people. Having said that.. I cant wait to see if there is any improvement from the d...if not yes I want the def. cord. gone asap as well....come on the season starts soon enough so please hold judgement till then cool


Dude why on earth would I want to talk football with a onesided foolish person who does nothing but spew crap from his mouth...I like reading the good from the blogs with actual people.
Posted by: get lost already | August 07, 2013 at 02:02 PM
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Dude, you are HOPELESS and lost somewhere in Pax Americana Wehr Mact. hUh

And the crap I bloviate bout' is based on the absolute WORST DEFENSE in Miami history!!

Yet, for you and like-minded Cane bUbba's. Last season didn't happen. Did it!

Well, Miami will have at least 3 LOSSES this season, and you can thank your BELOVED defensive coordinator and what not.

Yeah, yeah I can hear/read the excuse already from Cane bUbba... it's the players and they are't listening to OUR d-coordinator. LOL


mountain cane LOUT and like-minded Hurricane good ol' boys.

With your BELOVED defensive coordinator still in Coral Gables, I SEE-r FOUR losses in 2013.

Nonetheless, a winning record of 8-4 indicates Goldie and his " Main Man " are leading Miami in the right direction. Eh. What say.

get lost already-- But you have time to type about what you don't like instead of practicing what you preach and discussing the upcoming season.

So you'd rather ell a one-sided person that they are one-sided, rather than attempt to engage them or redirect their energy to the kind of discussion you claim to want?

Whats the difference between us criticizing Golden and you criticizing us?

Not much other than that Golden is a Cane football related topic and criticizing us is not.

Wow you really dont have a life...im sorry for ever posting on here never again

Man I cant wait till the gators stick it to us...I love nevin shaoiro I try everyday to live like hime

I am in love with cane hatin it drives me everyday to be the biggest douche bag on this site man I love having no life...what do you guys think....

I think you, gallo, D, Harriet, and myself should hang out and play the muffin game...you guys in?

First off, why is Golden not an outsider? Because he stuck with us at one of Miami's lowest points of all time. After the two worst coaches we've had seen the 70's. You don't like Golden? Good luck getting anybody else in here. Newsflash, we hired Coker and Shannon because they were inside guys and we couldn't do better. Now we have a guy who is changing the culture. Who has expectations that his players must meet to stay on the field. We had a terrible defense, that was expected. We lost veterans who jumped to the NFL early and others who couldn't get their act together.

Why are we excited about the Canes gaining weight? Because we're tired of watching little boys play against grown men like we have for the past 8-9 years. Look at those old teams, they had speed but they looked like MEN. That's what this defense finally is starting to look like. For the first time, players are coming to training camp in shape.

Your complaining about the coach? Good luck getting anybody to come here with fans who don't go to the games and a school that doesn't have the budget to pay big money. Golden does his job with commitment and passion. That's why people support him. He will right this ship

Canes have some serious problems. D'O, shalallalalaa moron. joe robbie stadium which is as boring as watching grass grow compared to the old OB. No real tail gating with bands, big screen TV and past games, stupid siren blaring when some jerk decides he needs attention.

The U needs a major house cleaning from shallalalaa down to D'O, build a new OB in Miami, get Jimmy Johnson to put together a committee with Butch, Howard, Ericson to pick a new head coach and defense coach.

'72

Wake up. Come out of it.

It's 2013.

Beam me to the EOM, Scotty

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