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csonk58
04-17-2004, 07:42 PM
I was wondering if anyone else heard the boo's for Brock Berlin in todays spring UM game? I know this is off subject but for my money I'd start Kyle Wright against FSU. There were some good qb's at quarterback U who were thrown into the fire over the years!:D

Boomer
04-17-2004, 07:52 PM
I always thought that Derrick Crudip got STIFFED by the Canes last year. I know that there is a body of boosters, etc that want to see Berlin NO-WHERE near the starting line-up and there a number of people who think Wright is ready to develop into the blue chipper he was out of HS.

In an interview on ESPN.com, Sean Taylor was asked about Berlin's play last year and Taylor replied; "I have no comment". Just about sums it up. I think the worst thing that could have happened to Miami last year was Berlin's spectacular 2nd half show against the Gators. If Florida had have won that game, with Berlin playing so badly, I have no doubt he would have been yanked for the following game.

SuavePhin
04-17-2004, 08:02 PM
Berlin flat out S*CKED, aside from that one half against UF he was garbage, Dorsey at QB would have had another Cane's national title if he wasn't in the NFL last year :( :cry:

csonk58
04-17-2004, 08:22 PM
Can't agree about Crupup, I don't think he's much of an upgrade over Berlin, but Wright put up better numbers than Dorsey did at Yorba Linda HS. Coker is too scared to take a chance with him since we open with FSU, but needs to think back to I beleive it was 83 when Schnellenberger took a chance on Kosar starting rather than Mark Richt. Canes lost at Florida 38-3, then reeled off 11 straight wins to win the national championship.

iceblizzard69
04-17-2004, 08:25 PM
Berlin was a major disappointment last year. I'm hoping that Kyle Wright can start for the Canes this year. However, I know that this thread will be moved soon.

Muck
04-17-2004, 08:30 PM
I'd rather see Crudup and/or Wright getting a shot. Never was impressed with Berlin.

However, I don't think it's right to boo a COLLEGE KID. :mad:

Ozzy
04-17-2004, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by Boomer
I always thought that Derrick Crudip got STIFFED by the Canes last year. I know that there is a body of boosters, etc that want to see Berlin NO-WHERE near the starting line-up and there a number of people who think Wright is ready to develop into the blue chipper he was out of HS.

In an interview on ESPN.com, Sean Taylor was asked about Berlin's play last year and Taylor replied; "I have no comment". Just about sums it up. I think the worst thing that could have happened to Miami last year was Berlin's spectacular 2nd half show against the Gators. If Florida had have won that game, with Berlin playing so badly, I have no doubt he would have been yanked for the following game.

Cruddup had definetely put his time in at UM. But I don't think he is any better, he may be a tad worse! But what I love about him is he is a cane thru and thru. I never really was keen on getting a Qb from Florida that Spurrier let go! If he was anything worth keeping, he would have been kept.

BTW, I met up with Sean Taylor a few times, and I don't think he would have said a bad word about anyone. He is a very humble person, and great to talk too.

Muck
04-17-2004, 10:51 PM
BTW - Berlin went 11/15 for 185 yards and 1 TD. That included a perfect 59-yard bomb for the TD.

um_canes02
04-29-2004, 12:22 PM
Aight, let me just say that it was Berlin's first year last year, sure he was off point at times but he now has a year under his belt, if he is shaky to start off with FSU I say replace him but to think that kyle wright is gonna come straight in and not have some growing pains is ludicrious

brech10
04-29-2004, 03:42 PM
ya, but berlin's window for growing pains is smaller than most QBs because he was a junior last year. Now he is a senior. This is only his second chance, but it is also his last.

um_canes02
04-29-2004, 07:34 PM
I agree, this is got to be the year for berlin, if he is a bust in the first half vs. FSU I dont want him out there in the second half

um_canes02
04-29-2004, 07:35 PM
But for the record he looked awful good in the spring game

phunwin
04-30-2004, 08:33 AM
Berlin can't play much worse than last year. It's just not possible. The guy has talent, and I think this year he steps up.

Here's the thing, though: Miami's QB only has to be average for the team to make a run at the title. With all the talent around him, Berlin (or Wright or Crudup or Freeman) just has to make a few plays and keep the turnovers to a minimum, and if he does that, UM can make a strong run at a national championship. Also remember that this year's schedule isn't as bad as previous years. If they get by Free Shoes U in the opener, they're in great shape.

phunwin
04-30-2004, 08:35 AM
By the way, here's an article I wrote in March on the UM QBs...

http://www.mopsquad.com/artman/publish/article_1692.html

SMadison29
05-12-2004, 10:28 PM
Crudup is horrible, & it's obvious by the Syracuse game that he started that the coaching staff doesn't have a lot of confidence in his throwing ability & neither do I. He's a 3rd stringer on this team.

Unlike most of you I really like Berlin. He has a damn good arm & given time good accuracy. He doesn't make the best decisions & forces the ball sometimes but with practice those problems can be corrected, like Carson Palmer his senior year. Berlin has been damn good from all the reports I've read this spring. Wright can wait one more year, he'll be a RS sophomore next year, so he'll have 3 years to lead us.

ThunderCane
05-17-2004, 10:39 AM
Crudup was given a chance and failed, the guy is a 5th year senior. If you are in a postion trying to prove yourself to the coaches in your 5th senior year, there is something wrong.

Berlin is not the QB of the future and will never amount to much. However, he is better than Crudup. You can argue all the points that you want about how much Berlin should not start against FSU in the season opener. Berlin is 2-0 against FSU and has played in the big games.

Kyle Wright will start sometime this season and will get quality playing time against Louisiana Tech and Hosuton. If things go bad for Berlin on monday night against the Noles, Wright will be put in the game.

GO CANES!!!

caneproud117
05-25-2004, 01:49 PM
I'm really interested in seeing Greg Olsen (TE) play, from all I saw of him in practice he looked really good out there. As for the QB situation, it has to be Berlin this year, the guy has all the physical gifts he needs to excel and from what I heard he has worked really hard in the offseason correcting his staring down recievers. You could visiblely tell last year that he wasn't comfortable in the pro-style of offense. I think he's going to show a lot of people out there that he can succeed and lead UM to the championship game.

Deez Nutz
05-29-2004, 11:10 PM
Berlin is going to be played out of the shotgun next year, which is where he is supposed to be played. I think he'll do pretty good out of the shotgun.

ThunderCane
05-31-2004, 01:45 PM
The Canes might run the shot gun more often. However, I do not see the Canes getting awat from their bread and butter I-Set. Canes run a pro style O and use the I-Set more frequently than probably any other college team.

GO CANES!!!