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UM Hurricanes running back Danny Dillard no longer on team. Confirmed.

Yesterday it was Dyron Dye.

Now it's Danny Dillard.

UM confirmed this morning that 6-2, 210-pound running back Danny Dillard, a redshirt freshman from Bradenton and graduate of Venice High, is no longer on the team.

On Monday, when UM was practicing on Mark Light Field (baseball field), my colleague from CanesInsider, Brandon Odoi, noticed that freshman linebacker (and track speedster) Walter Tucker -- listed in the UM media almanac as 6-0 and 205 pounds and on the depth chart as 6-0 and 226 -- was practicing as a running back. He is now listed as a fullback behind starter Maurice Hagens.

According to his UM bio, Dillard was a three-star recruit with rivals.com and scout.com, the No. 35 running back prospect according to rivals and No. 62 according to scout. He finished his junior season at Venice High with 1,300 yards and 25 touchdowns.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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Reality,

Can you give me a few examples of guys that Randy coached from their freshmen year to their senior year that didn't get better? Especially those that "flourished in the NFL". We have to be careful with just tossing stuff out with such broad assumptions. Could it be that the players worked harder once they got to the NFL? We know the coaching at the NFL level is an upgrade, could that be why they are successful? There are too many varibles. How much credit do the actual postion coach or coordinator have to do with the development? The most I would say.

Coaching includes player development for sure but coaching is primarily putting guys in the right position to be successful. You project a player in the recruiting process, how he develops has a lot to do with how hard he works. Most development takes place when no coaches are around. I can't say "early returns look good" regarding anything outside of the hype surrounding the offense. Yes, guys are bigger and stronger but that doesn't mean you will be better. I certainly hope so however.

Sunny,
I agree Fisch was a total upgrade over the previous idiot coordinators. Still trying to figure out why Nix called so many bubble screens on 3rd and no matter the distance (1 or 15).

In regards to Golden being a better gameday coach I don't see it. Now if you want to say Golden looked more engaged as a game day coach fine I'll take that. But we had stupid pre-snap penalties, wasted timeouts and players not lined up properly last year just like during the Randy years.

Also, I refuse to accept 9 wins as a barometer with the schedule we have. Guys has had 2 years of UTough and plenty of playing time. Anything more then one lost in my eyes is a failure. If the key is getting 4-5 star guys in here, get them big and strong and then the wins start to pile up, then lets hire Swasey as the head coach and save a couple million. heck, we can spend that money on recruiting. Because it's been shown even an idiot (Coker) can coach an all-star roster.

True Cane - doubt anyone has ever said Shannon couldn't recruit and you're right about him being bad on the sideline and bad with the media and especially with the fans.

But you missed the one thing that everyone agrees was Shannon's biggest problem and that's player development. Players didn't get better from freshmen year to senior year. Then many of them flourished the second they got to the NFL.

Whether or not Golden is better in that department obviously remains to be seen but early returns look good.

Posted by: Reality | August 22, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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Why is the lie that players didn't get better under shannon continually told, lol. Did brandon harris get torched some as a freshman but got way better his sophmore year and became a 2nd round draft pick after his junior year. Was sean spence not developed, how bout the stupidity of people not giving shannon credit for sam shields when it was shannon who told sam he'd be better on defense back in 2008, shields fought it and eventually made the switch and rest is history, in one year they helped to propel this man's career to where he needed to be, for people to try and point out whatever some coach at greenbay said is stupid.

Of course shields didn't know how to watch film as a db when he got their, he only played the position for one year. Did leonard hankerson not develop under shannon and became a 3rd round pick, how about orlando franklin who became a 2nd round pick and was the first player taken from UM in 2011, how about lamar miller or mike james(who regressed under goldie because of their approach), how about jason "i have no weaknesses, finess" fox. How about travis benjamin or daryl sharpton or c-mac all 4th round picks, who was it that moved c-mac to middle linebacker in his last year and stayed on em to produce at that position.

One of the best things shannon did for c-mac was after that Fsu game where he laid an egg, c-mac didn't play the next game the injury report on him was, "upper extremity" meaning, get your head out your arse and let's go get it, by the end of the year, c-mac was balling and now he's doing well in the nfl. I could name more players, but shannon is the one who brought the talent level back up at UM where players were getting drafted again. In 2009, only 1 player got drafted in spendcer adkins, so when people say players didn't develop under shannon, they either know they're not telling the Truth or are ignorant to the Truth.

But those are the facts above, now people like to point to touchdown tommy streeter as being a guy that coach goldie gets alot of credit for and rightfully so, but besides streeter, how many other examples under coach goldie can you say guys developed, there were more guys who have regressed under the goldie regime than the one/s that did progress thus far. The reason brandon harris dipped out was because his draft status would've went down playing in all this sissy arse zone coverage b.s., so he had to roll out.

boss cane-

ND played for the NC. Last time I checked there were three things that occurred in thatgame that would have turned it into a NON BLOW OUT:

1) Phillip Dorsett drop of a TD
2) Phillip Dorsett drop of a TD
3) a horrible 4th down penalty on our D taht turned into a TD

KSu was ranked 1-3 all season long

So you cant compare those 2 losses to the 5-7 season coached by Shannon. THAT was the worse UM team since 1975

Posted by: holmie | August 22, 2013 at 09:49 AM

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Jesus H. Christ here u go again trying to convince urself that if not for 3 plays, the Notre Dame game wouldn't have been a blow out ... Really ? Really ? had ur silly dream weaving scenario played out, u still woulda gotten smoked and doubled up to the tune of 34-17... (still worse than 33-23 huh ?)

it was FORTY-ONE - three u in complete in denial dummasse. U got ur teeth kicked in and N.D. called of the dogs in the 4th. Q.

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ok now, using ur moronic formula, let's take the Sugar Bowl that all u dumb cane clucks are still spouting off about how the GATORS got BLOWN-OUT by Louisville "33-23" shall we...

"Last time I checked there were TWO things that occurred in that game that would have turned it into an OVERTIME Game:

1.) A batted pass goes for a pick 6 on Florida's first possesion of the game... Free-7 for Louisville.

2.) at the end of the game, Florida goes for it on 4th. n goal from inside the 5 yard line and doesn't score.

Soooo, "if" Florida was even half interested and there was no pick 6 and the game played out exactly the way it did until the final min., Florida would have kicked the 22 yard Field Goal with a minute left and the game would have gone into overtime.

U see not just how stupid u are, but how utterly retarded u sound ? Ur greatest Victory last year was Louisville's Win in New Orleans because they were able to do what u haven't been able to do for urselfs in over 4 years... Beat a Ranked team...

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Now holmie, tells us all about the Kansas St. game and how many "what if" plays happened that would have kept u from getting "blown out" 52-13.


HOLA ARTY !!! 9 DAYS !!!

boss cane-

ND played for the NC. Last time I checked there were three things that occurred in thatgame that would have turned it into a NON BLOW OUT:

1) Phillip Dorsett drop of a TD
2) Phillip Dorsett drop of a TD
3) a horrible 4th down penalty on our D taht turned into a TD

KSu was ranked 1-3 all season long

So you cant compare those 2 losses to the 5-7 season coached by Shannon. THAT was the worse UM team since 1975

Posted by: holmie | August 22, 2013 at 09:49 AM

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Jesus H. Christ here u go again trying to convince urself that if not for 3 plays, the Notre Dame game wouldn't have been a blow out ... Really ? Really ? had ur silly dream weaving scenario played out, u still woulda gotten smoked and doubled up to the tune of 34-17... (still worse than 33-23 huh ?)

it was FORTY-ONE - three u in complete in denial dummasse. U got ur teeth kicked in and N.D. called of the dogs in the 4th. Q.

.

ok now, using ur moronic formula, let's take the Sugar Bowl that all u dumb cane clucks are still spouting off about how the GATORS got BLOWN-OUT by Louisville "33-23" shall we...

"Last time I checked there were TWO things that occurred in that game that would have turned it into an OVERTIME Game:

1.) A batted pass goes for a pick 6 on Florida's first possesion of the game... Free-7 for Louisville.

2.) at the end of the game, Florida goes for it on 4th. n goal from inside the 5 yard line and doesn't score.

Soooo, "if" Florida was even half interested and there was no pick 6 and the game played out exactly the way it did until the final min., Florida would have kicked the 22 yard Field Goal with a minute left and the game would have gone into overtime.

U see not just how stupid u are, but how utterly retarded u sound ? Ur greatest Victory last year was Louisville's Win in New Orleans because they were able to do what u haven't been able to do for urselfs in over 4 years... Beat a Ranked team...

.

Now holmie, tells us all about the Kansas St. game and how many "what if" plays happened that would have kept u from getting "blown out" 52-13.


HOLA ARTY !!! 9 DAYS !!!



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