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UM Canes LB Denzel Perryman on NFL decision: "I'm going to wait a little. ...This decision can change my life pretty much."

ORLANDO -- Just saw University of Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman with the other Hurricanes at the Russell Athletic Bowl's community service trip to Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre theme-park-type village where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families spend a week.

  Wonderful, inspiring place. The Hurricanes -- and Louisville Cardinals -- were having a great time interracting with the children and their families, doing everything from hula-hooping to playing life-sized checkers (Curtis Porter was a blast playing checkers with an outgoing little girl) to lifting them for some fancy slam-dunking to dancing to a DJ.

  It was great to see the players in a nonfootball setting having so much fun and being genuinely sweet to the kids.

 "We put smiles on kids' faces,'' said UM junior linebacker Denzel Perryman. "We just made somebody's days. I have a kid of my own."

 Perryman's daughter is Ella Grace Perryman, born Nov. 12. He said he's learned from fatherhood "that you don't get that much sleep and pretty much you just have got to change diapers and have a nice little schedule of rotating.''

  And of course we asked him about his status as a Hurricane and if he has made up his mind about whether to enter the NFL Draft after this game.

   "I really haven't thought about that,'' Perryman said. "I sat down with [linebackers] coach [Micheal] Barrow, but I"m going to wait until literally after the bowl game to really sit down and think about all that. I'm going to wait a little. 

"I really haven't been thinking about that at all.

"It allows me to focus in and continue to do what I have to do. I don't want to make that decision, i'm going to leave and then my whole attitude changes towards the bowl game."

Perryman said that when he, and other like him, first come in the thought is often that they are going to play three years and then automatically leave. But now that he's facing that decision, he said it's much harder than he ever imagined.

"In past seasons, when you first come in you always have that thought, 'I'm going to be three-and-out; I'm going to be three-and-done.' And the decision comes for you to make it, it's kind of tough.

"When you first come in you're like , 'I'm going to leave, it's going to be easy.' but when you get in that situiatno, it's like 'wow. you know, like, this decision can change my life pretty much.''

Does everyone ask him whether he's going to leave early? 

"I get it a lot,'' Perryman said. "When people see me out, even my own family asks me what i'm doing."

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

what do you tell them? like, I honetstly don't know.

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GatorKillerCane, that is true at some of the factory schools with easy requirements, but three year degrees at UM are tough to get. Bernie Kosar was the rare exception, and that was before they expanded the requirements.

Juniors graduate, but those are redshirt juniors that have an extra year in school.

34-21? I can see us scoring 34, but holding Louisville to 21 is unlikely. The only team that did that this year was Houston, and they are the #16 scoring defense.

I will be happy if you are right, of course, but I think that is a very optimistic score. We will need some turnovers to get to that score, IMO.

Thanks for predicting!

Sun, Sept 1
vs
Ohio
W49-7
1-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 7
vs
E Kentucky
W44-7
2-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 14
@
Kentucky
W27-13
3-0 (0-0)
Sat, Sept 21
vs
FIU
W72-0
4-0 (0-0)
Sat, Oct 5
@
Temple
W30-7
5-0 (1-0)
Thu, Oct 10
vs
Rutgers
W24-10
6-0 (2-0)
Fri, Oct 18
vs
UCF
L38-35
6-1 (2-1)
Sat, Oct 26
@
South Florida
W34-3
7-1 (3-1)
Fri, Nov 8
@
Connecticut
W31-10
8-1 (4-1)
Sat, Nov 16
vs
Houston
W20-13
9-1 (5-1)
Sat, Nov 23
vs
Memphis
W24-17
10-1 (6-1)
Thu, Dec 5
@
Cincinnati
W31-24 OT
11-1 (7-1)

Weak schedule and 27pts or less against Houston, Kentucky, Memphis, and Rutgers. O[]_[]r canes need to play the way they played against UF and just make plays to get off the field on 3rd down. We had chances to make 3rd down stops against FSU but failed to do so. This time these young men need to make those plays.

Will be interesting with these delayed decisions to turn pro. If you're staying you just say so, no need to wait till after the game.

Adding to the predictions, here is the response from the FPI, the Football Power Index. This system went 24-11 in the 35 bowl games last year.

http://espn.go.com/blog/statsinfo/post/_/id/80624/the-bowl-winners-will-be?ex_cid=espnapi_public

http://espn.go.com/college-football/statistics/teamratings/_/sort/totEfficiency/tab/fpi

Notice that Miami is 14th in offensive efficiency, and 24th in special teams efficiency, but a horrendous 64th in defensive team efficiency.

Last year?
97th defense,
29th offense,
7th special teams.

They have FSU as a two touchdown favorite, BTW.

First ACC game for Louisville. Weak offensive line... We'll see what's what.

22-20 Miami

UL misses a FG as time expires to send the game to OT. Bridgewater bolts to the league...

3rd downs killed us, even against Wake, for example. That is why I am not more confident about this game, because we have a habit of giving a big buffer on third and long, which is one missed or even delayed tackle from being a first down.

I wonder if there is any site that breaks down thrid and long. I don't get too riled at a 3rd and 1 conversion, but third and 12 kills, when it means we did well on first and second, only to waste the opportunity on third down.

the team's weakness is defense, and the third down defense has been the weakest part of the defense.

Dajediknight, you mean 23-20? Or did you mean miss a 2 point conversion? Just clarifying.

Will be interesting with these delayed decisions to turn pro. If you're staying you just say so, no need to wait till after the game.
Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | December 26, 2013 at 04:41 PM
There is one reason that they all wait. If you get injured and it ruins your draft position, you are stuck without that year to heal and prove yourself if yu have picked an agent. NCAA is not very forgiving once you choose an agent, so they make sure they get out of the game healthy.

But I agree, if they were staying, they would say so beforehand. These guys are going to bolt if healthy, stay if injured. Happens every year with one-the-fence juniors, and most of them bolt.

48-38 Louisville

Over/under surprisingly only 56. I'm all in on the over.

37-30 Miami.

23-20.... My bad... Numbers didn't add up.

but three year degrees at UM are tough to get. Bernie Kosar was the rare exception, and that was before they expanded the requirements.

Juniors graduate, but those are redshirt juniors that have an extra year in school.

Posted by: Five Titles | December 26, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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Bernard was a RS-Junior. That's why he was able to get his degree within four years at Miami, Florida.

Also, throw in the fact that some student-athletes take " 2 or 3 " summer courses after each winter/spring semester. hUh

Five Titles, thanks for the Typepad info

Oh, LB Perryman should BOLT Coral Gables after the season finally ends. The man has plateaued as far as his playing and D will get absolutely better teaching and instruction from the N.F.L.

Then there's the fact, that both Goldie nd' Marky Mark will COERCE perryman into ADDING another 10 or 15 pounds of useless weight. dUh

Both Thee Carpetbagger's defense will play a stronger, better game against MIGHTY Louisville. Thanks to the FOUR WEEK prep time.

However, Coach Strong and his assistants have also had four week to prepare for an ANEMIC, un-AGGESSIVE defense.

The bottom line is both QB Teddy and Cardinal head coach Charlie are the TRUMP CARDS and that's why MIGHTY Louisville will probably come away with another bowl victory.

D obviously knows as little about the current NFL rookie pay structure as he does other aspects of football.

FWIW... the point spread still remains the - 3 1/2 point which it opened at three weeks ago. hUh

In other words, the college football bUbba's are a standstill and CAN'T get a read on the FOURTH-TIER russell bowl. dUh

And as always... CAVEAT EMPTOR

Doesn't know anything about gambling either. The line isn't moving because the $ is falling 50/50, as the oddsmakers want.

D obviously knows as little about the current NFL rookie pay structure as he does other aspects of football.

Posted by: GatorKillerCane | December 26, 2013 at 05:28 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why are you such a DENSE, MORON! Seriously good ol' boy!!

Because a POSSIBLE $ 240,000 base salary is BETTER than playing for a team which WON'T play in the A.C.C. championship game. LET ALONE WIN the Coastal division!!!

Oh, there's always the possibility that D.P. is DERAILED by both Goldie nd' Marky Mark.

Or the ADDED WEIGHT makes Perryman so BLOATED, that he's a final round draft pick.

You get locked in to the $ dimwit, and most careers end before you get to chance to renew your contract at a higher level. It's all about your initial draft position.

First ACC game for Louisville. Weak offensive line... We'll see what's what.

Posted by: Mahoney-Pearson | December 26, 2013 at 04:42 PM
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And both Thee Carpetbagger's SUSPECT defense has made " below-par " offensive lines look ABOVE-AVERAGE this season. Especially against ALL the conference teams.

ENTER Carolina Blue's QB having ALL DAY to hit an OPEN TE on a continuous basis throughout the Canes NARROW comeback victory.

Posted by: GatorKillerCane | December 26, 2013 at 05:39 PM
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Again, you show your IDIOTIC, SIMPLETON Johnny Rebel good ol' boy ways and what not.

And I thank Almighty Buddha that I DON'T dwell in that Johnny Rebel, redneck south.

Because then, I'd have YOU and your good ol' boy bubba's AROUND my presence most of the time, i.e., work, social venues, library, grocery, etc, etc.

Go Cane, sell out in this game and hit the 10 win plateau. I will be there with Cane Nation.

That's all you can bring, D? Pathetic. Try to demonstrate what I said was incorrect moron.

Posted by: GatorKillerCane | December 26, 2013 at 05:28 PM

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Your such a PuNK, child. That you wouldn't know a thing about " killing " and what not.

You.... PuNK, bUm!! LOL

Oh, most people don't pretend to go to the library anymore. You know, technology?? We know you never went anyway.

D, do gallo, calvin and tubby keep you around because somehow you make them look not quite so dumb?

Posted by: GatorKillerCane | December 26, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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Seriously, what's it like to be a NATURAL BORN good ol' boy bUbba.

Because you obviously have all the PERSONALITY traits of a Johnny Rebel VANILLA WAFER, bUbba. hUh

D, you'd have to get so much more clever, just to move up to weak.

I've shown you know nothing about nfl contracts, oddsmaking and everyone knows you don't know anything about football. Take it somewhere else.

Seriously, has either Golden or D'Onofrio's particular team defenses been in the LEGITIMATE TOP 35 rung. Let alone a Top 25 defense. While Thee Carpetbagger's were at VIRGINIA or TEMPLE. dUh

Nevertheless, Goldie nd' Marky Mark will field winning teams at Miami.

UNFORTUNATELY for Cane bUbba. Those winning campaigns WON'T be the " 11-1 " or undefeated variety. Ouch

And I'll let major college football history be my judge. hUh

Posted by: D | December 22, 2013 at 04:51 PM

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"Named defensive coordinator by Virginia head coach Al Groh in 2001, Golden became the youngest defensive coordinator in Division I-A.[1] He had spent the previous season at his alma mater, Penn State University, serving as linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator under Joe Paterno.[1] From 2001 to 2004, the Cavaliers' defense improved under his tutelage, ranking 108th in total defense in his first year to ranking 18th in total defense in 2004. In the same time period, Virginia's scoring defense went from 74th in the nation (27.6 ppg) to 17th (17.7 ppg) utilizing Golden's 3–4 defense."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Golden_(American_football)

Posted by: Next Man []_[]p | December 22, 2013 at 06:22 PM

Seriously, has either Golden or D'Onofrio's particular team defenses been in the LEGITIMATE TOP 35 rung. Let alone a Top 25 defense. While Thee Carpetbagger's were at VIRGINIA or TEMPLE. dUh

Nevertheless, Goldie nd' Marky Mark will field winning teams at Miami.

UNFORTUNATELY for Cane bUbba. Those winning campaigns WON'T be the " 11-1 " or undefeated variety. Ouch

And I'll let major college football history be my judge. hUh

Posted by: D | December 22, 2013 at 04:51 PM
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"Mark D'Onofrio is in his third season as Miami's defensive coordinator. In 2011, D'Onofrio's defense finished the season ranked ninth in the nation in red zone defense and 21st in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 20.08 points per game. The Canes' defense held foes to seven points below scoring average on the season, while holding Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Florida State and South Florida to a combined 22 points below scoring average. The defense, under D'Onofrio's guidance, finished strong and proved stingy, giving up an average of only 13.5 points in the last five games of the season...

"Under D'Onofrio's tutelage, he transformed a Temple defense ranked last in the NCAA upon his arrival to 17th in 2010..."

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205558561

Posted by: Next Man []_[]p | December 22, 2013 at 06:30 PM

This type Pad feature is great! It allows you to go through a poster's archive directly to any conversation you want. Since D vanished when I responded, I just went back though his archive and pulled up this nonsense he was selling a couple days ago. This is great. I encourage all to get an account.

cheers!


"M-Y Hurricane defense is NO.6 in Red zone defense. hUh Also, my Cane defense is NO.12 in Turnover margin. Eh. What say. And after MY Miami defeats Savannah St. handily, the Canes should improve in all stats' categories. dUh"
Sep 9, 2013 on Miami Hurricanes jump 11 spots to No. 15 in AP poll -- first time since Nov. 14, 2010 that Canes enter AP's Top 25.

Game ball goes to Marky Mark and his assistants and naturally the Hurricane defensive players. hUh
Sep 7, 2013 on Gameday blog: Canes vs. Gators at Eye on the U

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"I wasn't listening when people loved him either," Golden said of the critics.

“He knows the game in and out,’’ cornerback Tracy Howard said. “He’s taught me a lot. I get mad, because if anything, he calls great games. To be honest, the fans should be more loyal. When we were 7-0, they were all happy. Now they want him out on his back.

Gotta love type pad for call out the bandwagon-riders.

Just heard from a fellow coach, Duke Johnson loves Al Golden. He sent a text, "I will play for Coach G forever... Luv these coaches." I know, I have insiders.

"JUCO DT Calvin Heurtelou gave his commitment and signed with the University of Miami today."

bench presses 450 and squats parallel 575...

Welcome to the []_[] young man.

Denzel should cash in while he can and take care of the family. There's nothing wrong with getting paid....good luck.

This recruiting class is impressive and I really feel if golden keeps pulling in classes like this well consistently field and avg def ranging from 40-60 and every couple years when all the cards fall right well have a defense in the 20s but I just know if I can say I feel that well ever consistently be an elite defense bc this defense by design gives up yardage and would rather give up three than take risks that could lead to seven all the truly top 10 elite defense play aggressive play for the negative plays play for the shutout which dno doesn't

And Denzel should go pro there's no proof dno will make him better or showcase him in innovative ways to get him in the spotlight if anything u tough might get him to big and expose his lack of speed after all that weight gain

Don't know I mean

You mean there's no proof MIchael Barrow will do anything to make him better.

Yea a combo of all the defensive coaches bc look at goldens first class with chick besides the fact most of the good players from that class are gone the three left chick, Olsen, and dzp think about their first year to now chick and Olsen were clearly better early on and regressed and dzp isn't that much better now if anything he looks slower he can tackle better but he's slower

Maybe it's all the defensive position coaches really suck esp defensive line and lb bc on offense there's plenty of guys who have been improving even with two ocs, so if we blow it on defense to tb and give up 500 then dno and all those position coaches need to go to

I just hope golden can put the program before his BFF

On the ESPN bottom line where they show all the upcoming Bowl games, and then there little power meter, and how much one team should beat the other one by, it shows Miami over L'ville by 2. I'd take it, lol. A 10 win season would be a great ending to 2013.

Denzel should cash in while he can and take care of the family. There's nothing wrong with getting paid....good luck.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | December 26, 2013 at 11:02 PM

My name is Calvin and i approve this message!

I can tell you this much, since coach barrow has been here, our linebackers have been getting drafted and have been productive at both levels:

tavares gooden
spendcer adkins
sharpton
c-mac
spence

When he's had the talent to work with they ball, last year for the first time we actually had 3 starting linebackers wrecking havoc in: dzp, gionni & eddie "bath salts" johnson, what does moron goldie do, dismiss 2 of them.

Notice how goldie is always dismissing mostly defensive guys, why, because by nature, defensive guys normally have more aggressive personalities so quite naturally this moron continues to have conflicts with players from the defensive side of the ball, i already know he'd kick me off the team.

If I were the coach at Flah-riduh, Denzel P would have committed and we would have won 3 more titles!

so if we blow it on defense to tb and give up 500 then dno and all those position coaches need to go to
Posted by: jsy | December 27, 2013 at 08:28 AM

I know this is all hypothetical, but I think we should let the new DC decide which folks he wants to remove. He might be able to bring in better folks for the line and backs but want to stick with Barrow, for example.

But I think even if we give up 400 to Louisville, the change needs to be made anyway, just to help move on from this passive scheme. Yes, it worked against Wake, but the time of possession, yards, and field position losses we had thanks to this scheme were compounded problems that would benefit from a more aggressive defense.

Waiting for the other team to make a mistake is going to work many times, but when it doesn't, they will have a 8 minute, 90 yard drive, that wears out the defense, keeps the ball away from our decent offense, and in the end pumps up the opposition in a way that is avoidable.

Trying to change the scheme without changing the coach will not be as effective as changing the scheme and the coach in one move, IMO.

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