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Canes notes: Vogel wins punting job, will handle kickoffs too; Chickillo talks Louisville rematch (video)

Al Golden (COMPLETE AUDIO OF GOLDEN'S PRESS CONFERENCE THURSDAY) wasn't ready to reveal a final depth chart or tell us who has won the remaining position battles up for grabs (secondary, right tackle), but we did learn Thursday at least who will be handling kickoffs and punts.

Walk-on sophomore Justin Vogel, a transfer from Florida, said Golden informed him a couple days ago he'll be handling punts at Louisville Monday night. Vogel said he also climbed to the top of the depth chart -- the one only players and coaches have had a chance to see -- on kickoffs.

"I've always been No. 2 on kickoffs, but I had a really good day on Tuesday," Vogel said. "I had always been hitting them here and there. But then we did our game plan, scheme and I just hit a couple of really good kicks. Coach [Golden] was like do it again the next day. So I replicated it again. That moved me up to first team."

Freshman walk-on Michael Badgley is backing Vogel up on kickoffs. Redshirt senior Ricky Carroll is behind Vogel on punts.

"They judge all of it," Vogel said of the competition for the kicking jobs. "First off [on punts] they want to make sure the operations aren't slow. No matter how good your kick is if the operation is bad you're kick is getting blocked. So it has to be off under in under two seconds. Coach Golden wants is 43 yards, 4.3-second hang [time]. I've been averaging around that. I've kicked better than that too."

GOLDEN TALKS TEAM

> So what is happening with some of the remaining position battles yet to be determined?

"We're still going," Golden said. "For some of them it's too early to call. I like our depth at a lot of positions. Obviously some of them are settled like Denzel [Perryman] and Chick [Anthony Chickillo]. But if you look at the back four, the secondary, those guys are fighting. Thurston [Armbrister] has had a good camp, [Raphael] Kirby seems to be back now from his ailment. On the other side [Taylor] Gadbois and KC [McDermott] and Trevor (Darling) are all still in the mix at tackle. We'll see more of [Chris] Herndon and Jake O'Donnell now and Ron Regula as a third or fourth tight end. The tailbacks are the same as all camp and Brad [Kaaya]. We'll probably play six or seven wide receivers as well."

> Golden yet again reiterated that sophomore defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad will play in Monday's opener. Muhammad was back at practice Thursday morning after missing Tuesday's practice to deal with what Golden referred to as a personal issue.

> Golden said the only freshman who will be counted on in a major role is quarterback Brad Kaaya

"The last few years we were counting on so many young guys before they had the opportunity to learn the system or ready to go. We're playing a lot of young guys but they're not in significant roles, they don't have to shoulder the burden," Golden said. "Obviously Brad is the one outlier in this instance. The good news with Brad is he has a veteran line in front of him, a nice complement of veteran guys."

Asked if there is plan to play senior transfer Jake Heaps, Golden said: "No."

Asked if Kaaya struggles if Heaps would replace him, Golden said: "No. He's our quarterback. He's going to do great, execute really well, has been doing really well. Brad's worked really hard over the last 16 weeks, has earned this job and that's it. There were no qualifiers here ever. He's the exception this year in terms of a freshman that has to start."

What is it about Kaaya that gives Golden so much confidence in him? "I don't know," he said. "All I can say is really sharp. First of all not many mechanical flaws. And then the young man went and lost 20 pounds so you weren't dealing with mechanics and something physiological in terms of condition. And whatever he learned via videotape or book transferred to the field spatially, conceptually. Plus a young man who's a great example for everyone else. He gave up a lot socially, a lot of his time to continue to work hard, ask the right questions, fix his flaws. He has a long way to go as a quarterback, as we all do, but he really worked hard mentally and physically to put himself in this position."

Did Golden think Kaaya would start from Day 1? "No," he said. "We thought he'd compete, but we took a lot of roads since April 4 [the day Ryan Williams tore his ACL] to get to this point. I sleep well at night knowing we have two guys we can run at quarterback right now without Ryan being in the mix yet."

> On Wednesday night Miami landed a commitment from Kaaya's former high school teammate, four-star offensive tackle Bar Milo. Golden was asked how having a kid like Kaaya helps UM's recruiting efforts.

"Your greatest recruiters are the young men that are in your program because they're the ones that know how you treat them every day, what the values are," Golden said. "When you start getting that endorsement, the testimony they give to the local kids, that gives a lot more weight than any feedback a coach has in a recruiting setting. It's good. We're seeing more of that. Guys are proud of what we're building at the University of Miami. It's exciting for us."

VIDEO INTERVIEWS

> I was able to catch up with Vogel and defensive end Anthony Chickillo and record their interviews on video.

Chickillo talked a lot about facing Louisville's offensive line which returns four starts, game planning for new coach Bobby Petrino's offense and what it's going to be like facing a Louisville team that trash talked a whole lot in the bowl game.

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43 yard average? Last year, ODonnell averaged 47.1.

I hope he gets some good rolls in there..

wait a minute..... a walk-on gator can get a starting job at the U?

wait a minute..... a walk-on gator can get a starting job at the U?
Posted by: miguel
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A walk on kicker maybe, and the kids pretty darn good.

Then there was the Sporting News.

Oh. FIVE out of the eight SN college football pundits did chose Miami. dUh
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The line: Louisville (-3.5)

Bender: Miami 27-24

Bradley: Miami 34-27

Greenstein: Louisville 33-23

Griffith: Miami 24-21

Hayes: Louisville 24-13

Matter: Louisville 27-21

McCartney: Miami 24-21

Pierre: Miami 17-16, sportingnews.com


I'm guessing that K.ator K.iller K.ane and his good ol' boy MINIONS will commence to throw their collective HATE at new Hurricane punter Vogel. Ouch.


wait a minute..... a walk-on gator can get a starting job at the U?
Posted by: miguel
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A walk on kicker maybe, and the kids pretty darn good.

Posted by: Cola Cane | August 28, 2014 at 02:05 PM

Says who!!??

And I did recall you PREDICTING that Golden and D'Onofrio's squad would EASILY defeat Louisville in last December's bowl game. SMH/LMFAO

So far what we have seen and know about the head moron, he hasn't developed one qb, hasn't developed one kicker/punter and no d-linemen.

Calvin, youre the head moron of your projects

Stephen morris did ok under golden. Jacorry harris did better than at any other point in his career.

Under golden, seantrel henderson was given the remote possibility of playing in the NFL, through his guidance and coaching

Lord knows had he continued the shannon way, hed be selling burgers in minnesota

Says who!!??
And I did recall you PREDICTING that Golden and D'Onofrio's squad would EASILY defeat Louisville in last December's bowl game. SMH/LMFAO
Posted by: TheeMackJones
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Seriously Mack, step away from the bottle man. Next thing you'll be spoutin is you're seeing demons and witches flying around, lol. I will say you're quite comical at times.

So that ' PENSA-cola kane ' DOESN'T DENY predicting Miami would win COMFORTABLY last December's bowl game.

PARASURAMAN

" If you look at this game on paper, overall, it favors Miami. Both teams are transitioning, but the Canes return 2 of their best play makers in Stacy Coley and Duke Johnson. In the first game of the season, big plays can swing it, and Miami has more options.

There are essentially 3 reasons to pick Louisville to win this game: (1) Miami is starting a true freshman QB, (2) the game is in Louisville, (3) Bobby Petrino vs. Mark D’Onofrio is, based on track record, a massive mismatch. So, how can Miami counter that? They obviously can’t move the location of the game, so item 2 is going to remain an advantage for Louisville. But Duke Johnson can take all sorts of pressure off of Brad Kaaya and make sure that his inexperience isn’t a liability. And with a new QB starting for Louisville, and their best WR out, it is possible for D’Onofrio to win that battle.

So, what will happen? It’s just hard to imagine the Canes winning this game on the road. I think it will be close, but ultimately, Louisville wins a close game that will give the Canes reason to believe that while they lost the battle, they can win the war in terms of having a big season and winning the Coastal. "

" Louisville takes this 31-27. " sebastianspub.wordpress.com

So that ' PENSA-cola kane ' DOESN'T DENY predicting Miami would win COMFORTABLY last December's bowl game.
Posted by: TheeMackJones

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Hell Mack I don't remember to be honest with you, I rarely make predictions, I may have said 'I hope we win', but really don't remember, but really what does that have to do with the new kicker we got?? You respond with questions or answers that have absolutely NOTHING to do with the post you're responding to.

" Bobby Petrino vs. Mark D’Onofrio is, based on track record, a massive mismatch. " PARASURAMAN, sebastianspub.wordpress.com
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I've been harping the above SAGACIOUS statement the last few weeks. Go figure.

The article about the playoff selection committe is interesting, if nothing else but the people selected : in my humble opinion, there are at least 3 who have clear cut anti miami bias and have expressed so publically in the past OR have reasons to dislike the U

Mike TTranghese big east commissioner. The same fat man who verbally destroyed miami when miami left the big east. He has motive and a big chip on his belly. Hes definitely a miami hater

Tom osborne... Miami beat nebraskas butt so many times, that if it wasnt for miami nebraska would have 2 more national championships

Pat haden of USC when the shapiro scandal broke, he commented publically about how dirty miami was, how unfair it was that theybgot a lesser penalty than usc, etc etc. Definitely a hater

Plus there are countless others. No true southern representation from florida, georgia etc. All west and midwest. Only 2 blacks. Condoleeeza rice are you serious? What th.... Does she know about college football?.??

Miamis chances are very poor

Is that a ' different kind of china-men's ' hat Kehoe continually wears in practice. Because it sure looks like a hat an oriental would wear in tropical climates. huh

I have no problem with turning a gaytard into a Cane. Brock Berlin is a good example of this. Besides if Vogel is the best that we have and we're going with the best then I have no issue. Play the best.

GO CANES!!!!!!!

" Bobby Petrino vs. Mark D’Onofrio is, based on track record, a massive mismatch. " PARASURAMAN, sebastianspub.wordpress.com
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I've been harping the above SAGACIOUS statement the last few weeks. Go figure.
Posted by: TheeMackJones | August 28, 2014 at 02:59 PM
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Anyone else think it odd that someone named Parasuraman in all capitals writes in English better than a supposed American in TheeMackJones?

And for him to admit to harping for weeks on a topic that NOBODY has disagreed with him about just gives you a hint that he will harp on the color of ocean next, even if nobody is disagreeing with him.

Free speech, so TheeMackJones is getting his money's worth, spamming the same comment over, and over, and over, and over again.

Miamis chances are very poor
Posted by: Calgallharriet leave this blog | August 28, 2014 at 03:14 PM

They go undefeated, they are in.
No way the ACC champion, undefeated, gets skipped from the title game.

From BA, to BCS, to now, Miami will always suffer the anti-Cane bias, but the pollsters, committee, and even the computers cannot ignore undefeated.

Pour on the hate you pu55ies! That's all that you can do is hate but in the end you'll never be as good.

IT'S A CANES THANG AND YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND!!!!

CANES 2014!!!!!

Mack you got confused between looking and looking in the mirror. I have never rooted against any Cane player no matter how they got here.

Enlightened ex-gators are fine with me.

That's why, with a brain transplant, you could be a real Cane fan.

ThreeMackJones' act has grown really tired. At least Gallo has a SENSE of humor. eh what say, hUh.

I love Golden's comments on his QB Kaaya. If this kid plays well and UM wins the ball game at Louisville, Golden will silence critics including myself.

"The last few years we were counting on so many young guys before they had the opportunity to learn the system or ready to go. We're playing a lot of young guys but they're not in significant roles, they don't have to shoulder the burden," Golden said.

I guess comments like this should help close the mouths of the misinformed who come here day after day, shouting NCAA sanctions and lack of recruiting depth is a problem for UM.

Clowns like Baloney-Pearson & Dark Skies should just shut up now. My understanding is Golden will play the guys who've been on the team, and played in the bowl game earlier this year at Louisville---while the young guys serve as backup depth.

Like the boy who cried Wolf! there's nobody listening to the cries of the Golden apologists who choose to make sanctions the issue.

KICK THEIR F[_]CKING A55E5. COME MONDAY NIGHT, THE STADIUM WILL BE STAINED WITH CARDINAL BLOOD. GET SUM!!!!


Verbal diarrhea is my other name. Eh what say. Motorcyclist from Louisville is my friend. He is SAGACIOUS, hUh. Tonto Dnofrio is DUMB. Again I need medicine for the verbal diarrhea, eh what say what not. I got banished from canes pace and Eye of the Hurricane and my diarrhea got WORSE. What not what say.

### I asked him if he will have more patience with Brad Kaaya, if he makes mistakes, then he would with an older quarterback. "No patience," he said. "He will execute really well.

I'm glad that Golden has such confidence in the kid. But here's the rub, when he does struggle Golden will sugar coat us like he's talking to us know nothing fans as how Kaaya is not struggling, but learning, gaining experience and it's all about the process...(other positions too) Where as a straight shooter like Spurrier and others will call it like it is, calling out and criticizing constructively, instead of trying to pull the wool over our eyes like he does far too ofter for my taste.

Also, "Asked about constantly having to defend his friend, Golden said: “I don’t classify it as my friend. At Virginia, we went from 108 to 17 in defense.”

Coach the question was about "your friend" not the damn Virginia Defense 10 years ago. WHEN WILL YOU HOLD UR FRIEND ACCOUNTABLE ?

What is it about Kaaya that gives Golden so much confidence in him? "I don't know," he said.

With Bobby Petrino being one of the best college football minds concerning offense, if not the best, Monday night would be a major challenge even without the lack of talent on our defensive side of the ball over the last 3 years.

"IF" the lack of defensive talent question has been favorably answered then I expect the Canes will win, although I would be hard pressed to believe that Petrino can be consistently shut down completely...by ANY defense!

Louisville is still a very talented team and new Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham, the former Georgia coordinator, believes in an SEC style approach and loves to attack quarterbacks not only physically, but mentally. This is especially important to factor in when we are breaking in a true freshman QB in Kaaya.

Also, Grantham's brother, Tony, is Louisville's inside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator who was a graduate assistant under Nick Saban, when he was at LSU.

Finally, Tom Coughlin calls Petrino the best play caller that he has ever been around.

Just a few days till Blur Skies gets exposed for the MASSIVE FRAUD that he is.

Just a few days till Blur Skies gets exposed for the MASSIVE FRAUD that he is.

Posted by: Adverse Reaction | August 28, 2014 at 04:39 PM

Absolutely!
The guy is a major butt kizzer for Golden. He should wait til some action reveals itself on the field.


Clowns like Baloney-Pearson & Dark Skies should just shut up now.

Like the boy who cried Wolf! there's nobody listening to the cries of the Golden apologists who choose to make sanctions the issue.

Posted by: Rabblerouser | August 28, 2014 at 03:52 PM

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Rabble,

The only thing you've ever proven is that you understand nothing.

For anyone to deny that the NCAA attack on the Canes, that was designed to kill the UM football program, did not have an enormously negative and crushing impact on the Miami football program is completely devoid of intellect and credibility.

Your constant attempts to deny the facts are at times humorous (we are not laughing with you--we are laughing at you!), but mostly pathetic.

For you, Harrietta, Calvin, Champ Cane, and all the other aliases you losers use, to claim you are Canes fans nukes the believability meter. As I have said, if your ilk truly believes your words are reflective of a true Canes fan...then we don't need enemies.

I promise you this...if you spineless clowns ever took your cowardly act into a Canes bar and started spouting the lies in there that you regurgitate on this blog the few teeth you still have would be extracted and shoved up your arses.

You're not Canes now...you were not Canes in the past...nor will you ever be Canes!

It's a Canes thing dummy's--you wouldn't understand!!!

And typically, Blur Skies starts calling opinions "lies" and personally attacking canes fans.

Nice work fella. Nobody takes you seriously.

This is the first year that the U will truly be rid of Shannon's player development disasters...and it starts with a true a true freshman in the spotlight ..I can't wait to kick this thing off and see who's who


Just a few days till Blur Skies gets exposed for the MASSIVE FRAUD that he is.

Posted by: Adverse Reaction | August 28, 2014 at 04:39 PM

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Here's the thing...you are already exposed. You don't even have the courage to use just one screen name. How sad is that?

Seriously, how big of a coward do you have to be to not even have the guts to stand behind the comments you make with one screen name? It is a form of cowardice that would embarrass the run of the mill coward.

Clearly, I intimidate you as does (in no particular order) Championships, Cola, Holmie, Mahoney, GatorKillerCane, Harriet Tubman Gator, Sidcane and numerous other true Canes fans...one thing is certain...your knee knocking behavior mirrors what we have seen of the Gators for decades.

If the Canes have a rough outing Monday night I will be here afterwards using my Blue Skies screen name, although disappointed, but not broken!

21-16

4 wins 8 losses

Georgia Southern

Quit the Miami series AGAIN!!!

Our main problems this year:
2 jucos, and freshman on the dline.
Thin line backing corps.

Our dbs should be great, but expect more of the same getting raped on the short and intermediate middle of the field n crossing routes. Manny even pointed out that our 2nd most experienced lb, armbrister sucks against the pass.

If we manage to see improvement there, then we will have a good to great year.

If we have injuries or underperformance, get ready for a frustrating slog.

Offense should be fine, even w a tf qb.

It is being reported on Rivals.com that Al Golden will be offered the Penn State job.
If he says yes...say goodbye to the UM football program.
Posted by: Nothing But Blue Skies From Now On | January 02, 2014 at 07:05 PM

Posted by: harphong | August 28, 2014 at 05:47 PM

I agree...without considerably better defensive line play it is hard to imagine that our defense will see vast improvement.

If the defensive line can get to a point where some double teaming will be required by opposing offenses, thus freeing up Perryman to roam, we may have turned the corner.

Of course, the defensive line MUST also get some pressure on the QB's we face so that they can't continue to stand there leisurely scanning the field for open receivers.

I saw that renfrow and ojomo both got cut. Are hertelou and the kids any better?

Really hoping Grace and Owens are the real deal.

So glad to see hurns a' burnin. Not surprised at all. Am becoming a jags fan...


It is being reported on Rivals.com that Al Golden will be offered the Penn State job.
If he says yes...say goodbye to the UM football program.

Posted by: Nothing But Blue Skies From Now On | January 02, 2014 at 07:05 PM

Posted by: The nerve of this clown | August 28, 2014 at 06:11 PM

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I stand by that post now as I did then!

By the way, you were a coward then as you are a coward now!

You don't even have the courage to use just one screen name...laughing...truly sad and pathetic...scared of your own shadow!


This Milo Kid , the OT from CA, is also on the espn 300. FYI. we have 12 or 13 four stars on espns list for 2015 and 10 of the 22 committs are on the espn 300, and 2 or 3 are right at the cusp. So basically 1/2 the committs for 2015 are cream of the crop. TALENT IS FLOWING BACK HATERS

CLOCK U MY FRIEND

Teddy U was Louisville last year. Yea Yea they have some talent, but we have a rude awakening for Petrino. Just get Duke n yearby 30 times combined if its close, keep kaaya rolling out and hitting the playmakers, and we win going away.

We have TOO MANY SKILL WEAPONS NOT TO BREAK BIG PLAYS--we have the same or better quality offensive talent than any team in the country--RB's great, Line, Great, WR's GREAT n DEEP-- TE-- experienced n good...........28-20 Canes

Look even the oddsmakers know Miami is loaded. the -3.5 in louisvilles side is due to game being home. in college football betting, when they know a team at home is much better. the line is 7-21 points. A 3 pt spread at home is like an NFL game. They want people to bet on Louisville assuming miami is going to lose, yet the canes will win outright.
Take the canes plus the 3.5 and make some $. its my gift to you guys.........


Miamis chances are very poor

Posted by: Calgallharriet leave this blog


UM's chances are not poor, they are nonexistent unless as has been said they go undefeated. It doesn't matter who is on the committee as long as UM wins.
They will have to win all their games though coming from the ACC.

Blue skies, Tubman Gator and sidcane are the same person, evryone knows that, do not list them as 2 different posters. BTW, your "best young coach" spiel is getting old and embarrassing.

Did anyone else notice that CANETILLIDIE.....DH posts have gotten more profane than usual. Is someone impersonating him?

TheeMackJones is taking a lot of flak here. He seems to be the new whipping boy replacing Gallo.
Even Sunny Dee has jumped on his case.
Sunny why are you joining the lynching mob I always regarded you as one of the more open minded posters here?
And what the heck happened to Gallo?

Finally we get some real football starting tonite.
Good weekend of college ball culminating in the Labor Night contest.

I think Golden has done a great job. I hope he stays. Everyone of or great coaches left in search of larger fame and fortune. Except for Johnson, they all failed. The grass is not greener outside of the U. same for players. Did any of the transfers over the past 5 or 6 years do better at thier new schools. A few with moderate success but nothing really good. The U is the ultimate in college football.

Bobby Petrino vs. Mark D’Onofrio!

Why are we over looking the fact that this is Golden's defensive scheme? Golden has more experience: Boston College and UVA. Therefore, it's Golden's defensive against Petrino's offense. like I stated in previous blogs, Miami is catching Petrino early, which is an advantage in my opinion. Petrino and his staff are adjusting to the players, and learning who fits their schemes. Golden and staff have experience together, and they have finally made it known that the new identity is: 3-4 defense.

The keys to the success of the defensive is: DE/LB who can rush and play in space (i.e., Tyriq, Harris, Muhammand); a space eater at NT; and FS (Dallas Crawford). For the first time in 2 years, the DBs have been playing close coverage in practice, which indicates Golden will be more aggressive this year.

My picks that will be the difference makers on defense are: Thomas, Harris, Owens, Grace, Carter, Howard, and Burns. My picks for the offensive unit are: Kaaya, Berrios, Coley, Duke, #5/TE, Gray, and entire OL. The defensive line will be the most valuable unit.

I CAN'T RIDE A MOTORCYCLE

FACT CHECK

That's the thing, we don't hear about Jermaine grace being in the mix for a lot of playing time, WHY? because he hasn't put 25 to 30 mor lbs like these morons think you need to be able to play football or something.

It's going to be fun watching this game coming up, WHY?, because this is the year of no more excuses, either you can coach or you can't, the players are here now for sure.

Great post RHC


"The defensive line will be the most valuable unit."


Posted by: RichmondHeightsCane | August 28, 2014 at 07:42 PM


If you are right, and I hope you are, the Canes will have a very, very good year.

Calvin - You're wrong about Jermaine Grace. He'll play extensively against Louisville because he's just plain good, no matter his weight. The coaches know when they have a player and you'll see him all over the field.

Also, this will be the wrong week for the defensive play calls to be coming in slow like they have the last 3 years. How many times over the last 3 years have we seen the defense not lined up properly before the snap waiting for the defensive play call to come in, if so, it's going to be a fun night for Louisville.

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