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Big Seantrel Henderson has accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl for the Miami Hurricanes

 

 

This just in from the U:

MOBILE, Ala. – Miami Hurricanes senior offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl, the bowl announced Monday.Henderson becomes the third Miami Hurricane invited to play in the game, joining teammates Stephen Morris and Brandon Linder.

 Henderson was a third-team All-ACC selection by the league’s head coaches and honorable mention by ACSMA. He played 11 games along the offensive line in 2013, making seven starts at right tackle. He helped anchor an offensive line that allowed Miami’s offense to average 446.8 yards of total offense and 35.9 points per game.

 The St. Paul., Minn., native will be the 66th Miami Hurricane to play in the Senior Bowl. The 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl, which is played annually at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium, will kick at 4 p.m. ET on Sat., Jan. 25 and will be televised on the NFL Network.

 No. 25 Miami (9-3) will play No. 18/16 Louisville (11-1) in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28 in Orlando. The Hurricanes are vying for their first 10-win season since 2003.

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About to leave for UM's first bowl practice. It's closed, so we don't get to see anything, but will be able to interview coaches afterward in the late afternoon. Players are off limits today.

Will be back later with updates.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

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A very talented young man. The NFL will gain a great player. I am sorry that your choice for success did not materialize here.

Mofos had one good run in 100 years of football, ducking and dodging Miami, and you got the neve to come here with your petulant rants looking for attention. My buddy teaches a MMA class up in Pembroke......happy to give you the type of attention you need, short yellow bus riding, knuckle dragging, mouth breathing, bottom feeding mutt! Go kick rocks with chancletas on, go gargle bleach, and then go play in traffic

Congrats Big S!

As you can see, folks, he will repeat his lies, ignore the links, and then change the area of discussion, while at the same time not honoring his promise to leave. Now he says it doesn't count unless the BCS uses that system?

And his hope is that we will sink both this blog and his blog down to that level, so that both blogs will be unreadable and end up like he did to the Post and Sentinel blogs.

Isolate your response to him, and don't get him confused with any of the other posters on here, which is what he is hoping will happen.

"U try again... and not sum humpty site that the BCS doesn't Use."

Learn to read, name changing murder joking fellow.

"The ELO CHESS will be utilized by the Bowl Championship Series(BCS)."

That is on the link YOU copied, hypocrite.

You lost, now leave.

beedharphong, I will give it a try. However, I am concerned that it is doomed to failure. When this was attempted in the Sentinel, it led to people just leaving the site completely. When it was tried in the Post, he just called out to some of his gatr brethren to join in the attack.

Also, realize that the attention he thirsts for, when starved out, just leads to him posting even more disgusting comments, to the point that others respond.

But just as I have stopped offering to meet up with him in person, I will stop responding to him for the rest of this year. By the end of that time, we will see how he reacts. I hope it works to our benefit, but some obsessions are too deeply embedded to be fixed with a single person ignoring him.

BTW, just for everyone else, don't believe the lies, Miami just faced and beat a Sweet 16 and perennial basketball power in LaSalle.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/23/3833642/um-mens-basketball-team-has-well.html

Fun times, 13 point win over a sweet 16 team to remove the OT loss to VT.

Hang in there Five.

Seantrel good luck.

Hope things work out for you in the future.

Opportunities open the doors, when we walk through we have to make the best of it in order to move to the next level. You never found the brass ring that you were looking for at the 'U' but you are a 'Cane and we look out for our guys.
Work hard and good luck.
Go 'Canes

DE Anthony Chickillo 4
DT Curtis Porter 3
DT Olsen Pierre 2
DE Shayon Green 3
MLB Jimmy Gaines 2
OLB Denzel Perryman 3, Thurston Armbrister 2
CB Tracy Howard 5
S Deon Bush 4
S Rayshawn Jenkins 3
CB Ladarius Gunter 3 OR Artie Burns 4
avg 3.25

DE Foxx, Justin 3
NT Bruce, Jamal 2
DT Sarmiento, Sydney 2
DE Anunike, Kenny 3
MLB Brown, Kelby 3
WLB Helton, David 3
CB Cockrell, Ross 3
S Singleton, Deondre 2
S Cash, Jeremy 3
S Edwards, DeVon 2
CB Patterson, Garett 2
avg 2.54

acccording to rivals. my math could be off but where did you guys get the crazy idea that duke had more talent. the offensive side is even more in favor of um. To quote the blog fanatic "stop with your lies" puhahaha but seriously stop using lack of talent as an excuse if you compare with vt we still have more talent with them too and i did a comparison back a weeks ago. the ppl on here like to accept facts that only support their views

Overall Football Records the last Decade ...

U--- 74-50 ... No Division, ACC or National 'Ships.

Gators --- 94-36 ... 4 Division, 3 SEC and 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.


U were saying U once every 10 year acorn finding blind grounhog ?

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U went 4 & 8...were destroyed by Georgia Southern a division 8 team at your own place...didn't qualify for a bowl...in the midst of firing all your coaches...the Canes once again demolished you...5 National Championships to 3 despite you girls playing football for almost 30 years longer than the Canes...quit the Miami series for the second time due to fearing the "U"...your greatest alumni is Aaron Hernandez...even Urban Liar told you hillbillies to take a hike...next year's record will even be worse than this year's...we are taking your recruits...and the shameful Gator list goes on and on and on...

And U were saying...laughing at you!!!

But in a nutshell it's talent and depth between the two units, but on either side of the ball it starts up front.
Posted by: Next man []_[]p aka Mahoney-Pearson | December 23, 2013 at 02:03 PM


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Dude folks hollered from the top of their lungs BIG CP was back and healthy, Olsen and Chick were in year 3, McCord and AQM had unstoppable pass rush moves, more depth with 78 and 11 coming in (11 was a all B1G but it Greens team), the dline gained 100 lbs of muscle and they bench 225 50 11 times, PLUS THEY WERE MORE EXPERIENCED and MATURE.

A lot of this was repeat of what THE COACHES SAID!!

So there was plenty hype around the supposed to improve dline but now they ain't as talented as the online even though the "star" rankings are bout the same!

What your really saying is the talent and good b/c the staff had the playing like sheeet.

jsy, it's a Ganes thing, they never understand.

It's a willful ignorance, just like they think anybody reads this blog and does more than skim a troll post by a UF fan so they are compelled to respond to every single provocation, again, more willful ignorance that just leads to more and more blog clutter.

Alverage can't be a great coach when he gets blown out by Duke unless the players suck, which they don't, it's just the coaches who do, so you get laughable claims about how loaded with talent Duke and VT are to justify the poor coaching that leads to blowouts when those teams play the Hurricanes.


acccording to rivals. my math could be off but where did you guys get the crazy idea that duke had more talent. the offensive side is even more in favor of um. To quote the blog fanatic "stop with your lies" puhahaha but seriously stop using lack of talent as an excuse if you compare with vt we still have more talent with them too and i did a comparison back a weeks ago. the ppl on here like to accept facts that only support their views

Posted by: jsy | December 23, 2013 at 03:24 PM

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You poor thing...if the star system was the final word on talent the Gators would have 10 National Championships and the Canes 0. That's the problem with you haters...when you failingly attempt to belittle Al Golden you only succeed, to the delight of REAL Canes fans, in daylighting your enormous ignorance.

AUBURN, Ala. -- Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team with a stagnant offense and bullied defense that had just suffered through the program's worst season in decades.

As usual, the coach known for fast-paced offensive play quickly went to work. Malzahn led the second-ranked Tigers' transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national championship game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State.

Gus Malzahn is the AP's coach of the year after taking Auburn from 3-9 to 12-1 in his debut season.
The quick turnaround made him The Associated Press' coach of the year.

"It's very humbling," Malzahn said Monday. "Any time you get awards like this, it's a team thing, as far as our staff and our players. It's been fun to be a part of this year."

Malzahn received 33 votes from The Associated Press Top 25 poll voters to beat out Duke's David Cutcliffe. Cutcliffe received 17 votes after leading the Blue Devils (10-3) to their first 10-win season. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio each received three votes.

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No votes for the best coach in cfb?

What??

Ron is at worldclass speed to answer a question that is not asked.

The example used was a great comparison tool.

Show that blazing speed in the providing proof that supports a truthful answer, sometimes.

You don't get the title of THE WORST POSTER IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL RELATED BLOGGING without step n fetching it for THE WORST COACH IN MODERN UM FOOTBALL HISTORY on a daily basis.

I hear he slurped up a double shot of the extra cream hot cocoa, but kept the sugar in his tank only, the other night before stepping into the stall for yet another golden shower.

He should totally rewrite that wiki article before he links to it next time to make the guy look halfway competent at least when he brags about MAC Temple football like it means anything at UM.

Walk on Campus and look at the Lake people, and feel the atmosphere and joy of a top school, and a football team with a legacy, on the rise again.
It is like a breath of fresh air.

We are very lucky to have the 'U'. The REBUILD is a PROCESS.
Go 'Canes

Posted by: UGoCane | December 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM


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First off Ron Zook, I'm not trying to do anything but refute the claims by ppl on here that duke had a higher star rating. And why do you go around proclaiming the greatness of this incoming class when you just said that stars don't matter? Why the excitement for kids who have proved absolutely nothing on the college level? Isn't the hype of this class based on their stars? Isn't the class ranking based on stars and points given to recruits? And what makes me ignorant? Bc I don't think golden is the best coach in all of college football? Because I don't share that same delusion as you? You can't even provide one shred of evidence to undoubtedly prove what you say. All you can do is cut and paste articles written by one Chris bello. Why is it that golden hasn't even won coy in acc since he's been here? Wouldn't the best coach in all of cfb win that at least ?

Posted by: Nash | December 23, 2013 at 03:28 PM

My man, A.J. Highsmith plays safety. If that is not a glaring example of what the problem on defense is then we just have to agree to disagree.

As far as talent development and all that, who developed Duke Johnson? Who developed Stacey Coley? Nobody. They are studs day 1. Now show me their counterparts on the defense... Where are the Duke Johnson's and Stacy Coley's of the defense that ball off the jump with no coaching necessary?

Furthermore, your beef should be with the position coaches for development. They spend the most time with the players on fundamentals. Beef with defensive line? Hollar at Jethro. Beef with linebackers? Call out Barrow..

Next man up,

Offensive scheme and defensive scheme are totally different. At least the offense put the best players on the field, and the OC try to get the ball into the hands of his playmakers. Now, considering the defensive playmakers: Chit, AQM, Tyriq, DZP, Howard, Bush, Jenkins, Porter, and Burns...the DC putting them in a zone-react type of defensive scheme. The great defenses plays down hill, attacking, and with lots of pressure. Miami defense is back paddling up-hill and waiting for the offense to make mistakes. Correct AJ and many of the other defensive guys were put in position not to be successful. let's just keep it real, Golden's defensive staff failed this group of players big time over the past two season. The head coach has indirectly threw his seniors under the bus, by mentioning the talent level.
Next man up, I expect the defense to improve the next several years, because the scheme match their skills...and coaching will not have anything to do with the success. I am disappointed with the defensive coaches not preparing this team to compete from week to week. After 5 weeks, we should be ready to go prior to the snap of the ball. The calls from the sideline should be quick and concise. The LBs and Safeties should be able to account for the TE, RB, and QB draws.
A good coahing staff will fine their best front 7 by looking who is not being used on offensive side of the ball (i,e, line, FB, TE). And if the existing DBs cannot cover, I believe we had WRs who played both ways in HS with experience too.

Basically, before a coach worry about depth chart...get a starting 22 first...then fill in with the best available players. I am sorry, but their are better equipped HS coaches in Dade/Broward County who could have done a better job. I am not talking about public relationships...which Golden presents with class and professionalism. I am talking about "old school...backyard coaching".

Next man Up, your name is what I was trying to communicate.

Next man up...

Who put Alonzo jr out there f' up after f' up?

What's wrong with Jamal Carter or Artie?

Heck put green at safety since they think a lot of his coverage skills.

Vtech had 2 frosh starting in the secondary!

But in a nutshell it's talent and depth between the two units, but on either side of the ball it starts up front.
Posted by: Next man []_[]p aka Mahoney-Pearson | December 23, 2013 at 02:03 PM

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Nash,

This is where the blog get all twisted and distorted. You posted a question as to why is all of this "NCAA suffering" only takes place on the offensive side of the ball. Mahoney post the above regarding it all starts up front. You post.............

Dude folks hollered from the top of their lungs BIG CP was back and healthy, Olsen and Chick were in year 3, McCord and AQM had unstoppable pass rush moves, more depth with 78 and 11 coming in (11 was a all B1G but it Greens team), the dline gained 100 lbs of muscle and they bench 225 50 11 times, PLUS THEY WERE MORE EXPERIENCED and MATURE
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Totally addressing his excuse making or logic (how ever he sees it)regarding the line comparisons. Now he goes for the great deflection by not addressing your comment but jumping to skill players on offense as a reference to what? It all starts up front remember?

Yes, Duke and Coley are studs we know this but how much of a stud would Coley be if we ran the wishbone offense? How much of a stud would Duke be if we constantly pound him in between the tackles like a natural 225 pound back? How effective would Morris be is we ran the spread offense like Oregon? How effective would our o-line be if Stacey Coley came in here and wanted to implement a zone blocking scheme (used with athletic lineman) instead of a power running approach best suited for our huge o-lineman?

We all know AJ is the easiest prop to pound on but what does that say about Golden that we don't have anyone better to play ahead of him.

Jermaine Grace, Artie Burns, Jamaal Carter, AQM were highly touted in high school as well. If our defensive coordinator allowed these guys to use their natural ability JUST AS THE COACHES ON THE OFFENSEIVE SIDE OF THE BALL DOES who knows what kind of numbers they could have put up. Artie Burns is one of the fastest guys on the team but we ask him to play 10 yards off the receiver. Why not allow him to be physical and use his speed? Grace is a very quick, fast and instinctive linebacker but he rarely sees the field because he's not big enough? AQM shows the motor of a young Clowney off the edge but he only plays on third downs? Chik showed a burst off the edge as a freshman now all of a sudden he's a plodding slow "set the edge " d-lineman rarely making plays. DZP has been in college for three years and already at 240 pounds at 6'0. Why would he stay in college? To be asked to gain more weight?

Way to go SH. I think his high school career was better than his UM career. But, correct me if I'm wrong, a lot of RS's players simply blossom when the get to the NFL.

That bodes well with RS being one of the best ever UM recruiters. Now, on to teddy "I'm going to Light U up for getting rid of RS" Bridgewater. The only way UM wins this game if if Teddy goes lightly. It will be a high scoring game.

jsy, does Duke play a 4 2 5? Not doubting your numbers, just doubting if those were the starters on gameday.

And I keep hearing Miami plays a 3-4, but you listed a 4-3 defense for Miami.

Either way, I for one was not saying that Duke was more talented, I just quoted Manny as saying the talent gap was not as big as would be assumed in a usual Duke versus Miami matchup, with Miami having less talent than usual and Duke having more than usual.

Either way, Go Canes!

Hahahah your green comment was classic bc for some reason they love him in coverage

Walk on Campus and look at the Lake people, and feel the atmosphere and joy of a top school, and a football team with a legacy, on the rise again.
It is like a breath of fresh air.

We are very lucky to have the 'U'. The REBUILD is a PROCESS.
Go 'Canes

Posted by: UGoCane | December 23, 2013 at 10:52 AM


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Posted by: Next Man[]_[]p | December 23, 2013 at 04:01 PM

Obviously the words of Golden family members or fans and not Miami Hurricane fans.

They want Us to quell our collective expectations established by our winning legacy and commitment to excellence, so that a former MAC coach can learn to coach big time college football at our favorite football program.

Sorry Golden's employment, looks, and words don't come before this football program. It does to the administration, media and some fans, but all of Us aren't brainwashed.

Results over Words, like "rebuild" and "process". A process that has been *self-imposed* for over ten years now and is actively asking for more time. The administration's mismanagement of the football program and bad hiring practices have made way for the excuses and annually *expected mediocrity* that some come here everyday to spout.

Again, this a Canes football blog, not an aesthetics-based (facilities, ponds, dormitories, ties, windsor knots, PR, speeches, word-play, PSY-101 etc) blog.

Under golden the best lb in recent memory spence would not sniff the field bc he's "too small"

As for which defensive players came in naturally balling, try Chickillo (has regressed with more development from the defensive coaching staff), Denzel (has also regressed for the same reasons), Bush and now Artie.

And why do you go around proclaiming the greatness of this incoming class when you just said that stars don't matter? Why the excitement for kids who have proved absolutely nothing on the college level? Isn't the hype of this class based on their stars? Isn't the class ranking based on stars and points given to recruits?

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JSY,

Great post
Stop making so much sense homie. Just wait a few, you'll see those post touting the 2014 #3 ranked class, totally contradicting her previous post. Remember stars don't matter, but they list the ranking and stars of our current and past players/classes to prove a point on how talentless we are. How does that work? At some point they'll have to get off the fence and choose a side.

LOL

Booo Hooo. 9/11. Booo Hooo. Floridian Americans.

Waaaaahhhhhh. Marines. Boooh Hhoooooo. Just get along.

Boooo Hoooo. RIP Soldy Pig. It's been real Arturo.

Waaahhh (pass me that cheeseburger) Booo Hooo.


Suck it, Pig. You 55 year-old greaseball loser.

BWWWHAAHA. Coral Gables grad, UFraud Grad = takes it in the can.

Bwwwhahahahaha.

When U are a hypocrite and purposely aim to protect the practice of bigotry, U can't help but to not make any sense (contradict yourself) and be exposed if anyone cares to do it.

Why didn't Figs, Kirby, Grace, or Blue play at some point this season over Shannon's garbage like Cornelius or Gaines??

After 3 recruiting cycles there's no better options at safety with a recruiting background like South Florida, than a converted CB and QB?


Ron is at worldclass speed to answer a question that is not asked.

The example used was a great comparison tool.

Show that blazing speed in the providing proof that supports a truthful answer, sometimes.

Posted by: ChampCane | December 23, 2013 at 03:39 PM


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You clearly posted that you would no longer respond to my posts...yet, you do!!

So, if you'll lie about that--what else will you lie about? I know...Coach Golden!!


First off Ron Zook, I'm not trying to do anything but refute the claims by ppl on here that duke had a higher star rating. And why do you go around proclaiming the greatness of this incoming class when you just said that stars don't matter? Why the excitement for kids who have proved absolutely nothing on the college level? Isn't the hype of this class based on their stars? Isn't the class ranking based on stars and points given to recruits? And what makes me ignorant? Bc I don't think golden is the best coach in all of college football? Because I don't share that same delusion as you? You can't even provide one shred of evidence to undoubtedly prove what you say. All you can do is cut and paste articles written by one Chris bello. Why is it that golden hasn't even won coy in acc since he's been here? Wouldn't the best coach in all of cfb win that at least ?

Posted by: jsy | December 23, 2013 at 04:09 PM

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As for me proclaiming the greatness of the Canes 2014 class...it's because they have recruited for needs--not simply stars. As I have said before, at this stage they have some very big and athletic defensive linemen committed who may contribute immediately, along with several defensive backs who could also start.

And no, this class is not just based on stars, but the sheer volume of players that the great Al Golden has convinced to join his resurrection of the Canes...it's a process baby!!

You are ticked off that I repost articles Chris Bello because they refute your idiocy concerning Coach Golden. You also lied when you claimed I only post articles by Chris Bello as I post information from other experts on a regular basis who destroy all the ridiculous claims by you haters.

What makes Al Golden the best coach in all of college football? Many things! He held the program together when it should have gone the root of SMU after their NCAA beat-down. He has instilled pride back into the program and invited former Canes greats to once again be positive influences on the current players after being run off by Randy Shannon. He has instituted the U-Tough program that has already produced extraordinary results and will be even more productive as the highly talented type of players Miami has been use too signing join the program. He is better organized that any coach to have ever walked the "U's" sidelines. His understanding of the game and experience is massive and includes first-hand knowledge of both the college and Pro game. He is brilliant in the X's and O's of the game and produces Bill Belichick types of game plans. His recruiting prowess is feared by all of the major schools knowing he will soon own the hotbed of recruiting, South Florida and that means championships. He is very smart inside and outside of football that allows him to garner badly needed PR for the Canes that helps in recruiting and Polls that will help secure votes from those who have been Canes haters in the past. He has already proven to be a great game day coach as most every close game the Canes have been involved in they've won. He has improved every player that he has coached going back to his days at Boston College, Virginia, Penn State, etc. and his positive impact on current Canes players on many levels, which is evident to anyone that is being honest. His goal setting is clear, concise and understandable by his players. He instituted summer camps that are huge recruiting tools. He has gone to the student body to enlist their loyalty knowing that is an area that will promote more attendance and also create a buzz on the campus that serves to inspire the players, he's a leader of men and today's Miami players love the man and would follow him into war and fight hand to hand combat against others with high powered weapons...AND HE'S A WINNER!!

The above is just a small sampling of what Al Golden offers as...THE BEST COACH IN ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

How many votes did Muschamp get for Coach of the Year? Miami has beaten Florida 7 of the last 8 including this year. Stop with the phony comparisons! Too bad you don't want to play anymore.

Auburn was not a bad on paper, they were facing coaching issues. Miami on the other hand has the players, but they were stuck in the phase of Miami is dead. Every team that plays Miami brings there A game. I believe Miami does not play up to there potential looking at opponets as easy and ultimately getting beat. Auburn will show us how overated the SEC is. That offense they run is by design to keep the defense at bay beause of the mobile qb. FSU team speed will dilute this offense guaranteed. I got any and Everthing on Miami beating down UL. We will ge a preview of the direction this team is headed

GAtors 4-8

fo and eight

thats worse than any Miami team in the last 40 years

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

and they started the season ranked what what?

Watch how its done aginst UL. sit back well show youhow its done

So golden is better organized than jj? And he makes belichek level game plans? Is there anything to support this? Seriously? Is it the binder? And when did golden ever make a beliceck level game plan? U tough has its pros and cons like everything in life and the players do play hard but can u name one game where golden but together a beliceck type gameplan and shut down an opposing stud offensive player? Beliceck shut down jimmy graham the best te in the nfl and did it with cast away DBS like Talib. What did unc te do to golden? When does beliceck allow the opponent to have career days against him week after week? We made Logan Thomas look like an all American.

When you make such bold statements like the ones above your bordering on being a fanatic and not a fan bc your statements can't be backed up by objective evidence. And again why hasn't the greatest coach in all of football even won acc coy once?

How can you boast a strength of schedule when you lose to Ga Southern???

Why go back 10 years??, all we need to do is look at this past year. I don't care if you play the AFC Central every year. You lost to Ga Southern. You were 4-8. You lost to the Miami Hurricanes, 21-16, remember?

You want to talk history? I see 12-4, 7 of 8, CANES. That's what I see.

Please don't go. Stick around. Watching you embarass yourself going to be fun.

How many defenders are going to play in any senior bowl or allstar game?

You're telling me this guy forgot how to coach when he got to Miami?

Jethro Franklin is in his third season as the University of Miami's defensive line coach. Prior to arriving in Coral Gables, Franklin spent 20 years coaching defensive lines at the NFL and collegiate levels. The St. Lazaire, France, native has mentored some of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, including former Cane Russell Maryland. Franklin has also coached Packers' standouts Gilbert Brown and Santana Dotson and Pro Bowlers Mario Williams, Vonnie Holliday, Kabeer-Gbaja-Biamila and Maryland.

Franklin's line helped the Canes to a No. 9 national ranking in red zone defense and 21st in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 20.08 points per game in his first season at Miami. Senior Marcus Robinson and freshman Anthony Chickillo combined for 10 sacks for a loss of 47 yards. Franklin's former standout lineman at Temple, Muhammad Wilkerson, was taken in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

Prior to joining the Hurricanes' staff, Franklin spent one season at Temple on Al Golden's staff as the line coach.

In his only season at Temple, Franklin's line help lead the Owls to an 8-4 record, including 5-3 in MAC games. Under Franklin's direction, Wilkerson and Elisha Joseph garnered All-MAC first team honors.

He spent the 2005 season at USC--his second stint with the Trojans. In 2005, defensive ends Lawrence Jackson (first round, Seattle) and Frostee Rucker were All-Pac-10 first teamers, while Sedric Ellis (first round, New Orleans), Rucker (third round, Cincinnati), LaJuan Ramsay (sixth round, Philadelphia) were NFL draft picks. USC played in the 2006 Rose Bowl (BCS Championship Game) and 2009 Emerald Bowl.

Franklin then went on to coach the defensive lines with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2006 and the Houston Texans for two seasons (2007-08). Mario Williams set the Texans' sack record in 2007 and made the Pro Bowl in 2008.

He went to USC after spending five seasons (2000-04) handling the defensive line for the Green Bay Packers. The defense set various Packers' game, season and all-time sack records during his tenure.

Zook, every post you've made regarding the current recruiting class mentions its ranking (3rd best). What is this ranking based off of? Stars of course--good try at that triple axle twist Boitano, but as usual, your landing failed.


Zook, every post you've made regarding the current recruiting class mentions its ranking (3rd best). What is this ranking based off of? Stars of course--good try at that triple axle twist Boitano, but as usual, your landing failed.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | December 23, 2013 at 08:21 PM

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Seriously Mohamed (a cab drivers best friend),

Do you ever tire of proving just how little you know about college football, you ignorant troll??

As quoted below: "A big reason why Miami has a top-five class is due to the 'sheer number of athletes' they're planning on signing. The Canes currently have 29 players committed, and there's a chance another recruit or two could join before National Signing Day."

You see stupid, it is not all about stars...don't try to debate someone that knows more about college football in the tip of his generous pecker than you have in your entire out of shape cellulite ridden 400 pound body.

Miami football recruiting 2014: Hurricanes upgrading defense with big bodies

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Miami got back to being national relevant in 2013. Their 2014 class should keep them there for the foreseeable future.

Miami football was down for a couple of years, but with Al Golden at the top of the program and a couple of strong recruiters on the coaching staff, the Hurricanes are back in the polls and ready to take the next step back towards relevancy.

The Hurricanes' current 2014 recruiting class comes in at No. 5 on 24/7Sports' composite team rankings. That's the best class of any ACC school, with Miami just ahead of Florida State (No. 7) and Clemson (No. 15).

A big reason why Miami has a top-five class is due to the sheer number of athletes they're planning on signing. The Canes currently have 29 players committed, and there's a chance another recruit or two could join before National Signing Day.

A handful of recruits have given their pledge in the last month or so, including four-star safety Kiy Hester. Hester is a product of Montvale, NJ, and committed on Dec. 15. He's regarded as a top-250 prospect nationally and the 17th-best safety in his class, according to 24/7Sports. He also played some wide receiver in high school. Marques Gayot, a three-star safety out of Lake Worth, Fla., also committed to the Hurricanes on Dec. 13.

As for the rest of the class, there is absolutely no shortage of talent on both sides of the ball.


I'm referring to your own words, not the ones U copied and pasted again lol! Are U now confused as to what U write and what U copy?

U, not Robert Mayer, have obnoxiously referenced the recruiting classes ranking above all other aspects of it. Now U say stars don't matter lol! Confused and can't even spell Muhammad right, even though U stay on Ali's sac when U want some street cred. Oye vie.

Stop posting other people's words and claiming them as your own thoughts.


So golden is better organized than jj? And he makes belichek level game plans? Is there anything to support this? Seriously? Is it the binder? And when did golden ever make a beliceck level game plan? U tough has its pros and cons like everything in life and the players do play hard but can u name one game where golden but together a beliceck type gameplan and shut down an opposing stud offensive player? Beliceck shut down jimmy graham the best te in the nfl and did it with cast away DBS like Talib. What did unc te do to golden? When does beliceck allow the opponent to have career days against him week after week? We made Logan Thomas look like an all American.

When you make such bold statements like the ones above your bordering on being a fanatic and not a fan bc your statements can't be backed up by objective evidence. And again why hasn't the greatest coach in all of football even won acc coy once?

Posted by: jsy | December 23, 2013 at 07:35 PM

^^^^^^^^
"So, golden is better organized than jj?"...Uh, yes!!

"And he makes belichek level game plans?"...Uh, yes!!

Of course when I prove you wrong your response is to say I'm a fanatic.

Coaches simply trying to save a program from extinction are not voted coach of the year because that doesn't help the media to sell their products. Especially when the program Al Golden saved from extinction is the University of Miami as the media was rooting their arses off that Miami would go the way of SMU. Many of the ESPN talking heads continually begged the NCAA to kill the program. Are you so naïve to believe those people would vote for Al Golden as coach of the year?

By the way...you keep crying for Al Golden's dismissal...give me your list of the 5 coaches who would want to come down here and coach for this mostly clueless and ungrateful fan base.

I'm waiting...

"So, golden is better organized than jj?"...Uh, yes!!

"And he makes belichek level game plans?"...Uh, yes!!

Of course when I prove you wrong your response is to say I'm a fanatic.

LMAO

This dude is retarded.

Five (blog cop) what do you think of this?


I'm referring to your own words, not the ones U copied and pasted again lol! Are U now confused as to what U write and what U copy?

U, not Robert Mayer, have obnoxiously referenced the recruiting classes ranking above all other aspects of it. Now U say stars don't matter lol! Confused and can't even spell Muhammad right, even though U stay on Ali's sac when U want some street cred. Oye vie.

Stop posting other people's words and claiming them as your own thoughts.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | December 23, 2013 at 09:21 PM

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

Another perfect example of answering the cab driver buddy's lies and then he repeats the same question using different words to do so.

Listen stupid, I have now explained precisely why Miami has the ranking of the #3 class in the nation by clearly stating it's not all about stars, but due to filling needs and the overall size of the class, along with the quality of the players. I also copy and pasted a USA Today article where the author said the very same thing, you numbskull.

You are the dumbest troll on this blog proving you have to be a Gator. Yes, I know, this will trigger your ignorant question as how you don't understand why the Ron Zook screen name bothers you and the other Gator trolls. That question alone highlights just how little you know about college football and the Miami/Florida rivalry.

PS; By the way stupid, the way I spelled Mohamed is the way ousted Egypt president Mohamed Morsi spells his name versus out of respect the religious spelling of Muhammad. Of course you being a Muslim know that...right?? You are a clown!!

Posted by: cane4ever | December 23, 2013 at 06:45 PM

Beat em down!

Instead of just saying golden is on belicecks level, who is arguably the most respected x and o guy in football, can you name an example where this happened in a game or any gameplan that can justify your claim? You always call others liars, haters, and gator fans and claim they have no facts to support their stance but you are doing the same making claims that have zero substance. Just bc what you say is pro miami doesn't make it right.

And larry Coker won national coy and big east coy twice so please stop with your lame excuse that the media would not vote for a um coach.

Look I never wanted golden gone, dno yes but golden no, but at the same time I don't think he's even in the top 5 hcs in cfb. I'm just curious how someone could be so delusional in their beliefs. It's like you worship the guy.

Ganes fans in full copy and paste from the UM football website bio pages mode right now.

It's a Ganes thing, Chris Freet pays them to never understand.

ORLANDO —

— Miami coach Al Golden knows his players face a tough test against 18th-ranked Louisville.

But after the Hurricanes' first on-site practice ahead of Saturday's Russell Athletic Bowl, Golden reiterated again how much he wants his players to enjoy the experience — and the perks — of playing in the postseason, especially since most of the Hurricanes haven't had the opportunity to play in a bowl because of Miami's self-imposed two-year postseason ban.

"The philosophy is to be where you are," Golden said. "When you're in a meeting, you're locked into the meeting. When you're out on the practice field, which they just [were], be focused and execute. If you're over at Disney or Universal, enjoy that. You can't be intense every minute of every day here. I think they understand what the goal of the trip is and continue to be focused on that."

Though the team has only been in Orlando a little over a day, players have already gotten a taste of what the bowl experience is all about. Monday, the team practiced at the Citrus Bowl, site of Saturday's game. Then they headed to a local Best Buy where each player got their own shopping spree thanks to a $450 gift card.

Sunday, several players visited Disney World, while others went to Pointe Orlando or Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure, where at least one player — offensive lineman Sunny Odogwu — experienced a roller coaster for the first time.

Odogwu was hoarse when he appeared at Miami's team breakfast on Monday, barely able to speak above a whisper. When asked what happened to his voice, the Nigerian-born Odogwu told teammates and school officials he lost it screaming on rides at Islands of Adventure.

Later this week, Miami (9-3, 5-3 ACC) players will also visit with terminally-ill children at Give Kids the World Village in Orlando and Golden said more players would be visiting theme parks on Monday night after the Best Buy trip.

Still, the focus remains on football and Louisville (11-1, 7-1 AAC), which comes into Saturday's game looking for a second straight bowl victory against one of Florida's traditional powerhouse programs. The Cardinals stunned Florida 33-23 in last year's Sugar Bowl and players said Monday they want a win against Miami next.

"This would be a great win, coming off the Sugar Bowl win last year, and then having a chance to play Miami," Louisville safety Calvin Pryor said. "If we can win, it would be a stepping stone for coach [Charlie] Strong and the program as we head into the ACC."

Miami, meanwhile, is ranked 25th in the USA Today coaches' poll and is in search of its first bowl win since a 21-20 win over Nevada in the 2006 MPC Computers Bowl. Monday, Golden emphasized what a victory would mean to his program which spent more than two years mired in an NCAA investigation after news of the Nevin Shapiro scandal broke.

"All these things that we're learning, whether it be the bowl practice pre-site, now being on the bowl site, that's all part of it," he said. "That's all part of your team experiencing, your team learning, your team growing and we have not had that opportunity to do so. It feels great to do that. Being on the road and hearing nothing but the positives from the University of Miami, finally after 28, 29 months just feels different."

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