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The University of Miami’s Women’s Basketball team (19-2, 5-1 ACC) was able to get back in the win column with a victory over the NC State Wolfpack with an 84-77 victory, notching their 20th straight home victory, the second longest streak in program history (the 1991-92 team won 30 in a row). The 16th ranked Lady ‘Canes were led by junior guard Riquna Williams and her game-high 27 points. She currently leads the ACC in scoring average (21.1 points per game). The Lady ‘Canes led 42-36 at half, and stretched the lead to 15 with less than 10 minutes to play. Junior guard Shenise Johnson added 17 points and nine rebounds, with sophomore forward Morgan Stroman contributing 18 points.

1/24/11, Florida State 66, UM 59 – The 21st ranked Lady ‘Noles (16-4, 4-1 ACC) snapped UM’s 17-game winning streak in Tallahassee on Monday evening. The Hurricanes couldn’t take advantage of 29 FSU turnovers, and fell behind early in the second half, 50-38, seeing the Lady ‘Noles score 16 of the first 20 points after the break. Miami was able to make it a game coming within three (60-57) with a minute left, but FSU sunk a couple of critical free throws to end UM’s comeback. Miami shot just 30.2% from the field. Johnson scored 21 and Williams totaled 18.

1/16/11, Miami 65, Boston College 53 – The Lady ‘Canes fell behind 34-27 early in the second half as Boston College took advantage of their extreme height advantage. Johnson had three consecutive steals, erasing the lead. Miami then scored 36 of the next 51 points, led by Williams with 33 points and Johnson with 20, adding nine steals.

“They sure looked huge to me,” said Williams, a 5-7 guard who was trying to drive against Boston College’s 6-6 Carolyn Swords and 6-4 Stefanie Murphy.

Added UM coach Katie Meier, “I wore two-inch heels tonight so the team didn’t think Boston College was so big. I told them they’re the same height as me, so what’s the big deal.”

“We don’t want to overreact to this win, but we certainly don’t want to underreact either. We’re proud of ourselves, very proud of ourselves. This team had me in awe in the second half with their defensive energy andcommitment to hustle plays,” UM’s head coach told the Miami Herald.

“You can coach all your life and never feel this proud of a team. And it was just unbelievable guts and effort and energy and commitment to each other. The chemistry in how much they love each other just shows on the court. I’m certainly going to say how much I love this team and how proud I am of this effort.”

Miami is gearing up for a serious ACC title run, and we should expect the Hurricanes to make another NCAA tournament appearance. Next up: home vs. Georgia Tech (18-5, 6-1 ACC), Sunday, January 30.

UM Men Suffer Another Close Defeat

The Hurricanes (12-8, 1-5 ACC) have some work to do to avoid another postseason spent on the couch. After an encouraging start to the season in nonconference play, Miami has managed just one ACC victory, slotting them 11th in the standings. The ‘Canes took UNC to the wire in their last contest, but the Tar Heels hit a three-pointer with 6 seconds left to seal the victory. Next up: @Virginia Tech (13-6, 3-3 ACC), Sunday, January 30.

  1. LOL

    BRING COACH MEIER TO COACH MENS B-BALL

  2. And in case anyone missed it in the previous thread .. Good read.

    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/01/ums-strength-program-under-new-golden-rules.html

  3. “WTF kind of clown operation was going on down there before?!”
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Madre y padre.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  4. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    This team is just awesome!

  5. I’m not sure that’s legit C1..

    Even the assclowns on BleacherReport kept their distance in calling this thing true.

  6. shwarma5 says:
    January 28, 2011 at 5:43 PM
    bg, I know I am smoking something if I even think this is more than a pipe dream but per this Tweet, given the recent decommit from Roberson (who I think is UF then) and the drama at Iowa, this mean anything for us?

    @sgorten #UM coach Al Golden has been to St. Thomas to talk to several prospects of late

    I doubt it!

  7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEgdbtSTqGc

    Kent Turene, a USC LB Commit is visiting this weekend..

    I can dig it. 6’2, 225/230 range..

    Golden must really want Kevin Nelson gone LOL

  8. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Bennie V

    this what I was telling nashcane yesterday that there is so much concern about virtual fans jockeying for who should start or be a back up.

    As I pointed out & shown in that linked article, the actual jockeying & posturing for the Footballers starts in the sweat & blood poured in the weight rooms. I suppose Gunn will get the first crack & be starting at nose tackle. The QB that wins the weight competion auditions will get first crack as the starting QB.

    With breakfast now mandatory, J12, who someone in article opined that he had missed breakfast for [4] yrs, may end with added muscles that put the missing zip in his passes… and his floaters may be dissappearing to a point that the J12 apologists see him wearing that pink suit to HeisMAN presentation. J12 is slated to muscle up 20 lbs up to 205 lbs on 6 4′ frame.

    Stephen Morris has got muscle up to.

    May the best musclehead win that first crack!

  9. LOL I heard that about Jacory..

    “that boy must not have ate breakfast for three years..”

  10. What’s funny is Morris who was listed at 183 LOOKS bigger than Jacory.

    All in the musklez.

  11. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Can’t believe those listed weight & height; this why the scouts at Senior Bowl have Hankerson at 6 1′ and DVD 6 1′ rather their listed 6 3′.

    He and DVD have identical build.

    The word with NFL scouts is a real wonder whether for Footballers there ever was a meal plan at the U!

  12. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    This the beginning of J12 4th year, 4th Spring Campaign.

    Who believes he will muscle to 205 lbs… I like the kid personally and pulling for him.

  13. Bennie.

    I heard that’s false. I heard Turene is at Texas Tech this weekend.

  14. Turene can go to Texas Tech.

  15. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Bg….how does a guy like Paul end up committed to asu anyway…expec with all the instate schools in fla??? Other than erikson is there anyone else on that staff that has connections to this state?

  16. whats up with Marcus Roberson though?

  17. Nash.

    Not really. He is overlooked because of his height. He’s listed at 6’0 so that means he’s 5’10 – 5’11. But he does have a heck of an offer list. But he said he really liked ASU and thought they were good people and truthful.

    His offer list included:

    Auburn
    LSU
    Michigan
    Ole Miss
    Tennessee
    West Virginia
    and Arizona State

  18. Esteban says:
    January 28, 2011 at 8:58 PM
    whats up with Marcus Roberson though?

    I think Gators

  19. Roberson is really thin and not that fast (4.52 according to scout). How in the world does he have all these offers?

  20. just watched the Aquinas vs Plant championship game highlights. Dorsett made the highlights twice- both for drops where if he catches it he’s probably gone for a TD. #28 for them was no joke – that RB.

  21. 4.52 in high school isnt slow. plus he looks like he’s got some height to him.

    remember hank timed out at 4.7+ when he first got to campus.

  22. It would be slow for a Florida saftey Este. And I guess I’m just not sold on kids who look like me coming out of high school lol (I wasn’t that fast).

  23. ck, your knowledge of what speed is basically, ridiculous dawg, anybody that’s running a 4.52 is moving and in football speed, that’s all you need, 4.52, lol, a guy that’s running a 4.52 will rarely get dusted unless he’s out their matched up 1 0n 1 with a guy like wallace from pittsburgh or desean jackson to long, other than that 4.52 is real good football speed man, not many people out their who are really running a 4.4. Some of your greatest college nad nfl players were 4.5 something guys and some even 4.6!

  24. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    4.52 definitely not slow for even college

  25. I see esteban beat me to you ck, 4.52, if legit speed, not to many people are going to run a 4.5 in their lifetime. Im not sure where all this 4o time stuff come from anyway, in Miami, back in the day, we always use to run the 50 yard dash, seems like to me, all this 40 time stuff started coming about when every team in the U.S. started trying to match Miami and fsu’s football speed.

  26. 4.52 is nowhere near slow except maybe at the olympics, but if you come out running a 4.52, you’ll be with the pack after 30 or 40 yards.

  27. Guys, RELAX. I was saying a guy of that size should have more upside in terms of speed. I’m sorry but he was critiqued for his tackling ability, he weighs 180. I don’t see the upside.

  28. upside in terms of speed comes from working on it. like i said Hank came in running 4.7 +. pay attention after the spring for early enrollees and after the summer for the rest of the freshmen and see what time Swasey reports for them. won’t be that listed 40 time. and think about the nfl combine. how many of the guys test as fast as the time they were said to run coming into the combine? i remember chavez grant ran 4.8 when he first got here. was 4.55 a couple years later. plus 40 time and playing speed like calvin mentioned are two different things. instincts will make a 4.5 guy play faster and lack of ‘em will make a 4.4. guy look 4.7.

    plus 180 – if legit – ain’t bad coming out of high school for a DB. just will need to RS most likely. but that’s ideal anyway. two years down the road he’s at least 10 lbs heavier (all muscle) and he’s faster. have to think physical development – especially after reading about how much these guys are grinding in the weight room and in work outs.

  29. i see a DB coming out of high school 6’1, 200 and that’s a guy who’s going to play S and might just turn into a LB depending on how you like ‘em.

  30. Este, its pretty clear we have differing opinions on this kid. You believe he has the talent, I think he is destined for being that other guy (if he goes to a program who can recruit quality DBs on the regs).

    I understand speed isn’t everything. I do watch the sport. Emmitt, Jerry Rice, Ed Reed, the list goes on and on. I don’t need the lecture.

  31. Via-Sunsentinel-

    Here’s a look at three recruits that can boost UM’s 2011 class:

    QB Jacoby Brissett, Dwyer High

    The 6-foot-5, 225-pound dual-threat prospect also is a basketball standout, so much that North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams attended Brissett’s game Tuesday to get a look. Golden was also there as he continues to make a push for the nation’s No. 3 rated QB by Rivals.com. Brissett, who returned Tuesday from an official visit at Washington, is also high on Wisconsin. He’ll take his final official visit to UM this weekend. If the ‘Canes can sign Brissett, they’d have some quality competition for rising sophomore Stephen Morris and once rising senior Jacory Harris who departs after this upcoming season. One thing that helps UM: basketball coach Frank Haith is open to Brissett playing both sports, which Brissett would like to do.

    QB Kevin Sousa, Orlando Lake Nona High

    Like Brissett, the 6-foot-2, 213 pound three-star recruit is a dual-threat quarterback. Unlike Brissett, Sousa is orally committed – to Wake Forest. While he’s happy with the Demon Deacons, Sousa is considering Miami and South Florida, and coaches from all three schools planned to visit him this week. Sousa and his quarterbacks coach Anthony Paradiso visited UM together last weekend, and Paradiso said they expect to decide this weekend. Sousa likes that the ‘Canes believe he has the tools to be a pro-style QB and not simply a scrambler with limited passing ability. A former soccer player, Sousa only started playing football as a sophomore, so he’s still a little raw as a prospect.

    DT Elkino Watson, Miami Booker T. Washington High

    Getting Thomasville Thomas County Central (Ga.) defensive end Ray Drew is no longer possible since the five-star recruit committed to Georgia on Friday and nabbing Gardena Junipero Serra (Calif.) safety Marqise Lee would be a significant boost for the ‘Canes class. But they have a considerably better chance of signing Watson, a four-star defensive tackle rated the nation’s 23rd best prospect at his position by Rivals.com. Teams can never get enough quality defensive tackles, and the 6-foot-2, 275-pound Watson would be a key signing for the Hurricanes. Watson, who is also mulling offers from Florida, Louisville, South Florida and visited UM last

  32. Lol 28 for plant is James wilder jr.. No telling how fsu is going to use him. Lb or rb.

  33. And just a tidbit of info.. Dallas Crawford is a pretty good lookin db outta highschool but only runs something like a 4.6.

  34. FSU can have JW, Jr. I saw him several times on tv this season… ?????????????

    How is this dude a 5* player? He didn’t impress me any time I saw him play, especially running the ball.

  35. Just like the nfl said if the draft was today, sam shields would be a 1st round pick, i’m happ for that guy, he’s going to get paid real soon too, and the good things is, he’s out their having fun too like he wanted to at UM as well, but better late than never.

    So we should do with the star ranking system for those that are enamored with it. Someone should do a write up and breakdown the guys who came in rated low but have out performed the bs star rating system.

  36. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Esteban,

    Are you still black out?

    Is that recruit visiting Dominique Terrell solid? Is the 4* legit?
    Other than the tidewater area, does No. VA competition represent?

  37. CK, its not about Roberson and his ability. i haven’t seen enough either way to truly get a feel for him. But his measurables aren’t going to be what scares me off. that’s all i’m saying. could be Jean Zoepound. if he’s 6’0, 180, and runs a 4.52. i’d be interested in seeing how he can play cause those are good starting points.

    Bennie, no #28 for Aquinas. and Wilder is #32.

    and Mike, I’d take Wilder any day of the week. Throw him in there as a bruising RB or LB and I think he’d be fine. Could be another Greg Jones for them.

  38. no black outs for me.

    and i haven’t seen any footage on Terrell. i’m gonna have to look now that you ask though.

    and Northern VA ain’t the same as down south VA, but some decent talent comes out the area every year. I don’t follow it enough though. I live on the Maryland side and don’t pay it that much attention either, but here more about it from other people since its more local.

  39. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Huh, Calvin we haven’t had very low rated players. Let’s see:

    B Harris 5*
    S. Spence 4*
    Ray Ray 5*
    Hankerson 4*
    Sam Shields 4*
    Manimal Bailey 5*
    J12 3*
    Aldairius 4*
    M Forston 5*
    All the Hialeah DE 4*

  40. speedwrecks…just saw his footage. i’d put him at CB based of his highlight footage.

  41. My b este.. Dropped the ball like Ed there.. Special Ed that is.

  42. do you know who he is tho? can come back with a touchdown.

  43. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Este Man

    I saw footage of that Hispanic teller taken hostage. Boy she put some speed getting away from homie… she was one unwilling hostage looking at her body language. . . and one brave chica! I know plenty of guys & gal who would have hit the ground once that guy started to slip. It also looked like her resistant body caused the slip. But, that was one cat that had to be eliminated coz the fool was trying to get her back

  44. speedwrecks says:
    January 28, 2011 at 10:52 PM
    Huh, Calvin we haven’t had very low rated players. Let’s see:

    B Harris 5*
    S. Spence 4*
    Ray Ray 5*
    Hankerson 4*
    Sam Shields 4*
    Manimal Bailey 5*
    J12 3*
    Aldairius 4*
    M Forston 5*
    All the Hialeah DE 4*
    /////////////////////////////////

    speed does wreck, spence was a 3 star when he committed to us. cmac was a 3 star, andrew smith, 2 star, tyler horn, 3 star, stephen morris 3 star, travis benjamin 3 star, thearon collier 3 star, you know those type man.

  45. I tell you what, the real true test of this star rating system, who’s going to be brave enuff to come back and let us know what were the star ratings for glenn cook and romeo davis when they came out?

  46. Cal, I believe Romeo was a 2* and Cook was 3*

  47. For their sake, they better hope so!

  48. There is a rumor that Grimble cancelled his UCLA visit. If this proves to be true he is good as ours IMO unless some funny biz comes up here during the home stretch. Oregron is one slimey sucka so you can’t EVER count him out.

  49. Speed,

    They play some good ball in the Richmond area as well. Highland Springs (where Macho Harris is from) generally has its share of Div I kids. In basketball as well as football, come to think of it. VA is probably the most underrated HS sports state out there.

  50. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    BG, why is everyone so high on Grimble? Maybe I didn’t see his stats and profile…

  51. avatar
    Green Tree says:

    Another new addition Swasey likes — what players do in the weight room will actually count toward where they start out on the depth chart in spring ball.

    “He told guys `You can start, can come out of spring ball a starter depending on how you rank in the weight room, your work ethic,” Swasey said. “We want tough guys, guys that will fight, guys doing everything they’re supposed to do, which makes you a champion.”

    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/01/ums-strength-program-under-new-golden-rules.html#ixzz1COgvwkDV

    —————————————————————————————————

    how in the blue hell did this not matter before?!?!?!

  52. the only footage i saw of grimble i couldn’t tell where he was half the time.

  53. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Cal,

    You say that they go back & change the star system; conspiracy you think? CYA?

    Spence was a legit 4*, he was starter from 9th Grade; one reason he often seemed the ultimate ballhawk.

    I think Tyler Horn was 2* and C-Mac

    was 4* all around. Cmac had the height, weight, & speed at h.s. rating time.

    Disappointment w/5* were Cane Farquharson, A Brown, and surely M. Forston coming in at 300* lbs & 40/40. His work ethic according to some I know in the loop sucks. Jury not out on MF!

    The clearest sign that Shannon was a beast in recruiting is 2* Kelvin Cain, 3* Asante Cleveland; finding gems

  54. Farquharson was not a 5 star speed

  55. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Green Tree,
    That’s a good question, real good one.

  56. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Bg,

    I know, right?

    But he was scout 5* all day.

  57. And I’m not going to knock Asante.. He’s still very young, but the only reason we are so high on him is because Chase Ford sucked THAT bad this year.. Oddly enough he was the only tight end with a td this year and it came at Ohio State..

    Kelvin still needs to be battle tested.. He did look great.. It was just at Duke’s expense.. Let’s see him when raggedy ass Jimbo tries isolating him or when Stinespring runs it up the gut time after time. See how he handles Paul Johnsons uber-gimmick offense.

  58. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Farquharson would say: “I am 4.4/4O all day”

    Did he play like 1? But he was the best thrash talker ever not to deliver much at the U.

  59. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Green Tree
    January 28, 2011 at 11:59 PM
    Another new addition Swasey likes — what players do in the weight room will actually count toward where they start out on the depth chart in spring ball.

    “He told guys `You can start, can come out of spring ball a starter depending on how you rank in the weight room, your work ethic,” Swasey said. “We want tough guys, guys that will fight, guys doing everything they’re supposed to do, which makes you a champion.”

    Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/01/ums-strength-program-under-new-golden-rules.html#ixzz1COgvwkDV

    —————————————————————————————————

    how in the blue hell did this not matter before?!?!?!

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    I take this as meaning, Swasey follows the HC’s commands. He executes the plan, he doesn’t make it, which makes sense.

  60. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Geen Tree,

    Shannon had lots of faults, but picking studs out of 2* & 3* star ballers is not one them.

  61. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    I mean Bennie V

  62. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Bennie V
    January 29, 2011 at 12:11 AM
    And I’m not going to knock Asante.. He’s still very young, but the only reason we are so high on him is because Chase Ford sucked THAT bad this year.. Oddly enough he was the only tight end with a td this year and it came at Ohio State..

    Kelvin still needs to be battle tested.. He did look great.. It was just at Duke’s expense.. Let’s see him when raggedy ass Jimbo tries isolating him or when Stinespring runs it up the gut time after time. See how he handles Paul Johnsons uber-gimmick offense.

    >>>>>>>>>>

    Cain will be fine. He just needs more muscle. I’m sure that’s why RS didn’t play him as much down the stretch and why he chose the Duke game for C-Mac to get sick. Duke was a finesse team so Cain wouldn’t take the beating he would against UNC, GT, MD.

    I expect him to be a Boss next year, along with Gaines, Williams and I’m forgetting another LB from this class, not Nelson, who clearly made the biggest mistake of his young life. But he’ll learn and rebound. Go to FAMU, get a good education, meet a wife, play some good ball and he might just make it to the dance.

  63. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    And I say FAMU for him cause it’s close to home and he’ll be the big fish, so he can mature in a less demanding, more supportive environment.

  64. You forgetting Tyrone Cornileus? I think he might still have some growing to do. Hopefully we do end up with a training table.

  65. Tyrone Cornelius is my favorite of the bunch – followed by Jimmy Gaines. Excited about those two. But damn excited about Cain and Williams too. I do kind of hope Cornelius gets moved to SS so they can all get on the field at the same time in the future. Cornelius got the speed to line up anywhere. Dude was the first one down the field covering kicks for a reason.

  66. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Cav,

    UM ballers don’t ever go FAMU.

    They go to Tennessee State as in Joe Wylie
    Or Hampton U, Tr. Bain, etc.

  67. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Bennie V
    January 29, 2011 at 12:29 AM
    You forgetting Tyrone Cornileus? I think he might still have some growing to do. Hopefully we do end up with a training table.

    >>>>>>>>>

    That’s who it was! haha Thanks Benny. I knew I was forgetting someone. Big hitter just needs some training and experience.

    Honestly though, Spence, Buchanon and Futch need to really be the Bosses and let the underclassmen work in spots.

  68. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    speedwrecks
    January 29, 2011 at 12:47 AM
    Cav,

    UM ballers don’t ever go FAMU.

    They go to Tennessee State as in Joe Wylie
    Or Hampton U, Tr. Bain, etc.

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    That’s right, my bad, haha. Hampton would be a good move.

  69. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Esteban
    January 29, 2011 at 12:41 AM
    Tyrone Cornelius is my favorite of the bunch – followed by Jimmy Gaines. Excited about those two. But damn excited about Cain and Williams too. I do kind of hope Cornelius gets moved to SS so they can all get on the field at the same time in the future. Cornelius got the speed to line up anywhere. Dude was the first one down the field covering kicks for a reason.

    >>>>>>>

    Is he that fast?

  70. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    T Cornilius runs a 4.41/4O.

  71. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    I guess he is that fast. Shyt, he’s faster than RR and VT, lol. Those two need to be LBs and stop playing, RR at least.

    It should be very interesting to see how the positions get shuffled.

  72. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Cav, Tyrone CORNELIUS!! hahaha

  73. Ha! My wife graduated from Hampton.

  74. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Nashvillecane
    January 29, 2011 at 1:09 AM
    Cav, Tyrone CORNELIUS!! hahaha

    >>>>>>>>>>

    Hahahahaha…yep.

  75. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    bg1906
    January 29, 2011 at 1:13 AM
    Ha! My wife graduated from Hampton.

    >>>>>>>>>

    Lots of talent at Hampton..

  76. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    26 def needs to be moved to olb along with 56…but 56 prob plays olb in the 3-4 that’s coming in…I know the 3-4 ain’t UM style D, but on that front I’m open to change…hell the 2 super bowl teams are 3-4 teams…just don’t know if they’re are any legit nose tackles on this squad??? Or ends for that matter…3-4 ends are usually in the 6’5-6’6 range and 290 lbs…

  77. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    bg1906
    January 29, 2011 at 1:13 AM
    Ha! My wife graduated from Hampton.

    >>>>>>>

    BG, my great-great grandfather graduated from Hampton…class of 1883. He took night school from none other than Booker T. Washington. He was valedictorian of that class of about 20 men. I actually have a copy of his valedictory…..they wrote far better in the 1880s than most of us do today.

  78. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Nashvillecane
    January 29, 2011 at 1:18 AM
    26 def needs to be moved to olb along with 56…but 56 prob plays olb in the 3-4 that’s coming in…I know the 3-4 ain’t UM style D, but on that front I’m open to change…hell the 2 super bowl teams are 3-4 teams…just don’t know if they’re are any legit nose tackles on this squad??? Or ends for that matter…3-4 ends are usually in the 6’5-6’6 range and 290 lbs…

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    Yeah, it should be interesting. I think 56 should’ve been a LB from day one cause that’s what he’s going to be in the NFL. 26 needs to add 20 pounds and be that Boss OLB. He’s too slow, way too slow.

  79. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Alright Nash, I’m out.

  80. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Captain,

    Nelson was always wearing FAMU gear when we talked with him after practices, I think he goes to Louisville if he is not on the Canes roster after Feb. In fact I don’t think he is doing anything related to the team now.

    I wish him the best if he goes and will always be a friend.

  81. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Capt..

    yeah I know I’m up about two to three hours past my bedtime lol, no funny jokes now.

  82. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Okay, time for breakfast

  83. If anyone doesn’t know what’s so good about James Wilder Jr. – come on

    I watched the kid for 2 years straight. I went to his games, shot video of him, saw him be literally a man amongst boys out there. The knock on him is how he runs too upright, how he’ll probably get punished in college trying to do that all the time. I wouldn’t doubt he’s going to be a LB, whether he likes it or not

    Here’s what I shot of him during his Junior year last year .. I haven’t even put together a reel yet of what I shot of him this year

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSu0RDMja0A

    The kid was 6’2 220 lbs last year as a Junior … all muscle

    Seriously, take a look at this kid

    http://www2.tbo.com/exposure/ar/385/255/2010/02/09/32749_0209wilder.jpg

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0049/3472/files/wilder_large.jpg?1279422729

    http://d.yimg.com/i/ng/ne/ap/20110108/22/1034088927-u-s-army-american-east-s-james-wilder-jr-32.jpg

    And that’s him just in high school. Wait until he gets to that FSU training table and hits the weight room there

    If he does stay at RB, he could possibly be punishing people worse than when Greg Jones was at FSU running the ball – that cat used to truck people over

  84. Another kid that is along the lines of Wilder Jr. being a man amongst boys out there – Matt Jones

    If you’re anywhere around the 813/727/941 and have seen Armwood High School play, then you know Matt Jones. He was a Junior this past year – he’s going to be on everyone’s recruiting wish list this next year … and I mean everyone

    The kid runs angry, and he’s a big kid that runs angry

    He ran for almost 1,500 yards and had 25 TDs

    This is Matt against Dwyer this past year in the playoffs – Armwood won the game

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/media/photo/2010-12/58214742.jpg

  85. Why does the thought of these kids not eating breakfast or being somewhat lacka-lazy-ical when it came to work outs even surprise anyone?

    Nothing that Gonnella didn’t tell me (it pissed me off even more, every time I talked with him about the f*cktacular mess that was Cane Football), in which I relayed to others on here about it …… lack of training table especially, but, I guess it was so hard to believe by a lot of people that a school like Miami wouldn’t have one -and yes, a true training table at places like Bama, LSU, FSU, etc. cover all meals and everything in between

    It’s not that it was Swasey’s fault that the Canes looked smaller than other teams like people had said before, or not as strong as other teams like people had said before – the guy just follows orders. You get someone like Golden and D’onofrio in there with a whole different mindset – then you see/hear/read about Swasey being excited b/c it seems like these guys know what the hell they’re talking about and want

  86. Why does the thought of these kids not eating breakfast or being somewhat lacka-lazy-ical when it came to work outs even surprise anyone?

    This group of players are an extremely lazy bunch! I have been saying it all season and everyone blew me off…..but sadly this team proved me right every Saturday and in their bowl game. I am not sure some can be rehabed. I think and I hope Golden changes all of this and those who can’t handle will have to go bye bye.

  87. This is HILARIOUS! Montana Tech FB coach

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LikNOLkPc50

  88. Six.

    Matt Jones is a BEAST! I’ve watched him several times. He likes us a lot, but I think we trail UGA a slight bit. We will see.

  89. We do need another runningback soon though, especially if there is no lock-out, the way i see it, this might be lamar miller’s last year hear, to much talent, and with the way the team is finally being worked out, we’ll be able to play at a high level for 4 quarters again, to many games we got worn down in the 4th quarter, and other teams were more physical than us, under golden, led by swasey, who i’m glad is still here, him like art kehoe, like coah barrow, more UM history/legacy guys that are still here, guys who know how to get it done.

    A more in shape team is a more confident team, we’ll see how all this new mass affects our team speed come next year, i know the one guy that’s not trying to put on to much weight and that’s ray ray, lol, he’s probably like man, i this keeps up, i’ll either be a linebacker or a top flight defensive end.

    We were the most talented team out their if you ask me, no other team had more talent than us offensively, hank put us over the top last year, now come this year, depending on the development of streeter, who prayed for a 1st round wide receiver to be in front of im so he can watch him work, and with irvin working with bryd, guys being in better shape, with the runningbacks we have, and if fisch truly understands timing and spacing, it’s going to be real hard trying to stop our offense, and i’m telling yall right now, jacory, if he gets that fire back in his eye and humbles himself backdown, he’ll be alright, it’s not going to be about who has the strongest arm, etc. etc., it’s going to be about the intangibles, who puts the points on the board and if it’s close, morris more than likely gets the nod, so jacory is basically going to be a pink suit candidate again, or ride the pine his senior, no other motivation needed.

    I don’t care who you are, that drive jacory put together against uva, even with nix as the oc, that’s not something that’s done by to many qb’s. A confident jacory is one of the best qb’s in the land.

  90. avatar
    rejuvaphan says:

    Canechic,
    Why is it that you never blame Randy? You say the kids were lazy. Maybe they were, but they would be forced to work their asses off of be kicked off the team if the head coach knew what he was doing or acted like a head coach. They wont pull any lazy crap with Al Golden. They couldn’t do that wiuth Jimmy or Butch or Dennis. Those were head coaches- not those two excuses we had since Butch left. So stop blaming the kids and accept that Randy was a horrible HC. It is getting old already!

  91. randy was a 1st time headcoach who made alot of 1st time headcoach mistakes, at the same time, he did just as many good things if not more that helped to balance out all the negativity as well, with more wins, he would’ve been straight. Than when you think about what shannon had to work with, nobody was going to fully succeed with that staff and that budget. It’s no secret why shannon was hired in the big scheme of things not to many people expected him to succeed that much and in the end, if he did, they’d all look great, but ultimately they knew shannon would run the program clean, and keep it off of probation until they found the guy they really wanted.

    After shannon’s 1st press conference, you know how many people were saying to themselves, “did they seriously hire this guy” he doesn’t speak the way alot of people woudl like him too, etc. etc., so just like people cringed when bush 2 was the president, they dd the same thing with shannon and couldn’t wait for him to be gone, so he had to either win the national championship or go.

    The talent that’s here now, shannon signed off on it, and this is basically shannon’s team, shannon’s qb’s, receivers and runningbacks, d-line, linebackers, we’ll see what goldie locks does down the road. I like how we got alot fo 3 star guys in this class coming up, wuld be funny though if we somehow ended up with sammy watkins to, we’d have the best receiving crew hands down, that rashwan scott, he’ll come in and whatever position he plays, he’ll play it with something to prove out their. We’ll see how dorsett turns out to.

  92. rejuva never said Randy wasn’t to blame. But these kids are L-A-Z-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And their work ethic stinks in all areas, period!!!

    I can say if you are a leader you lead period in spite of your coach. Not one of these players stepped up, not one. And the bowl game just solidified their immaturity and lack of bearing any responsibility. “Well are coach just got fired.” as they shrug their shoulders. “Well are coach shows favorites, so I can’t tackle” tears in their eyes. “Well this bowl game messed up my New Years plans.” shrugs shoulders again cuz they just don’t care.

    Rejuva after awhile you have to shine in spite of your circumstances and it can be done but these kids lack the mojo to do it period.

    I have said all year I don’t even care if you lose just give me some heart and act like you care. This team time and time again just did not get it and I am not sure some of them will ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. meant our

  94. cc, alot of what you point out(no leadership, no heart or desire to not be losers) that had to do with the “we’re recruiting a different kind of athlete to the University of Miami” statement. They tried to get a alot of watered down mentality guys in here, guys that don’t beat to their own drum that much, but than when a guy like sam shields is doing his thing, they’ll try and latch on quick to that type of success. Any president that comes to UM and tries to distance themselves from what made Miami great, their fooling themselves and trying to make other people falling in their foolology.

    To try and distance yourself from something Great is stupidity, and it was stupid for shannon to do it, although he had a reasonable reason to do so, it was still stupid. Well, this al golden guy, he’s not coming in being foolish, he knows what he’s got his hands on, and he’s going to use everything/resource from the past to help get this thing going to what we wall know it should be. That boring national championship game, come on man, if we’re not in the big game or fsu, it’s boring to watch. Those cali players play good ball, some of them, but none of them excite me when i see them play. When we have linebackers that ball, they destroy people, just think, what other linebacker in college football had the kind of hits that vilma had agianst nebraska, we have to look in our own football catalog to find them:

    Coach barrow on van-it’s over, sean spence against the gators.

    Move back to the secondary, what other safety played in college and in the pro’s like SEAN TAYLOR an ed reed, troy p, he balls, but i’ve seen edgerrin james eat that guys lunch to many times, lol.

    D-line, all people ever make reference to when they come across a decent d-tackle, oh “this guy is in the warren sapp mold” and until this day, we haven’t seen a warren sapp yet, now n.d. suh is the only one that has impressed me since sapp. fairley is going to be decent, but he’s of the albert haynes-not-worth it mindset, you know, step on a players head with your cleats while his helmet is off in a game, that type way of thinking, i never did like that guy after that, in fact, i’m telling you right now, fat albert would’ve gotten dealt with outside of football for something like that.

  95. True Calvin the linebackers have been horrible the last couple of years.

  96. avatar
    rejuvaphan says:

    Caneschic,
    I agree with you. This team did not demonstrate any “heart”. They played weak. They trained for half of a game. There was no leader.
    I would think that 90% of these factors are from the head coach. We read from someone in an earlier blog that Randy went through the motions. He was an “absentee”.
    I agree he did keep the program clean and tops academically. HE also recruited some studs. But the team reflects the principles and personality of the head coach- and that team we saw was Randy. This will not happen under Golden.
    Two years ago during a few games, I blogged on TOS and was pissed at the poor preparation and poor coaching and said Randy needed to go- and got hell for it for it. I was right then.
    We have professionals now. Anyway… on to the recruiting. I think Golden and his staff will end up surprising all the pundits.

  97. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH10) says:

    I heard from a buddy last night that the stud DB from St. Thomas decomitted from Texas Tech.

    Does that have anything to do with us?

  98. off to run!!!!

  99. avatar
    hurricanedave69 says:

    good article recognizing the great season the Lady Canes are having!

    Go Canes!!

  100. Also, the ‘Canes could be now be in the mix for St. Thomas Aquinas CB Marcus Roberson, who has decommitted from Texas Tech. Roberson is rated the nation’s second-best prospect at his position by Rivals.com.

    here U go…

  101. Jalen Grimble will likely sign with Miami

  102. Dat.

    Roberson…I doubt it SERIOUSLY

  103. we can dream bg….lol. How did he end up with ttech anyhow?

  104. Tavadis Glenn…..

    he’s found himself searching for answers and waiting to see what his future will hold.
    Glenn, an Under Armour All-American offensive tackle out of Jacksonville Raines, signed a letter of intent with the University of Miami in February 2010.
    He did not get admitted into the school as his test scores were lower than what Miami requires from its athletes.

    Glenn says he had a 2.5 core GPA out of high school and had a 16 on his ACT and 790 on his SAT. With these scores, he was told he was not able to get into Miami as the staff informed him he needed at least a 17 or an 800.

    He decided to go to Milford Academy, a prep school in New York, as opposed to enrolling at a different university.

    “I was loyal to Miami,” Glenn said. “I could have went anywhere else. I was highly recruited, but I wasn’t weighing my options and wasn’t looking at any other schools. I wanted to go to Miami.”

    The plan for Glenn was to play the 2010 season at Milford and enroll at Miami in January. However, when he got to Milford this past summer, he quickly found out that it was not for him and he left after “two to three weeks” during preseason workouts.

    Glenn was no longer wanted by the Miami staff.

    “Miami dropped my scholarship because I left the prep school,” Glenn said. “I left (Milford) because they were treating me kind of racist. Miami didn’t contact me at all, nobody from the staff contacted me to tell me they were dropping me. It was a blank process. The head coach (Bill Chaplick) from the prep school called me and told me. That’s not the correct way of business.”

    Glenn claims that two coaches at Milford referred to him as a “n—–”.

    “It didn’t go well at all,” Glenn said. “I felt like I didn’t have to put up with that to play football. That’s why I left.”

    A phone call placed by InsideTheU to Chaplick Friday evening for comment on the allegations was not returned.

    While Glenn was disappointed things didn’t work out at Milford, the way the University of Miami coaching staff handled his situation was even more of a disappointment.

    “I was loyal to them,” he said. “I didn’t talk to any schools. It was all about Miami. If I showed that much dedication, I thought I was at least worth a phone call.”

    Glenn made numerous calls to the UM coaching staff to discuss his situation.

    “I tried calling several times to get in touch with coach Jeff Stoutland, Wesley McGriff, and coach (Randy) Shannon,” Glenn said. “I left several messages, but no one ever called me back.”

    His experience with UM left him wondering if his football career would be over.

    “I didn’t know if I would ever play football again,” Glenn said. “I didn’t give up on the dream, it was just flushed down the drain. I was just waiting on another offer and waiting for a phone call. I would have went anywhere.”

    Although a phone call didn’t come during the fall, he continued to work out three times a week and ran four times a week.

    “It was a really down part of my life,” he said. “I was just hurt. That showed me how grimy the recruiting process is. It‘s a job and I understand that. But when you are dealing with a child‘s future, you can at least call me. That‘s how I felt.”

    Only one coach–linebackers coach Micheal Barrow–remains on the staff at UM and that is something Glenn would consider when thinking about possibly re-surfacing at Miami.

    “If they offered me, I would consider it,” Glenn said. “But I would have to meet the whole new coaching staff. I’m really going to weigh my options this time and see where I’ll play at. I don’t have anything against their new coaching staff, but I just have to weigh my options. (The previous Miami staff) didn’t ruin my future, they just flushed it down the drain like it was nothing.”

    NEW Start

    On January 3, Glenn moved to Ellisville, Mississippi, a town of about 3,500 people and enrolled at Jones County Community College.

    Jones County assistant coach Anthony Maddox knew one of Glenn’s former high school coaches.

    “He told me about the school and how he played in the NFL,” Glenn said. “He said it’s going to be hard, but he really just told me how it would be. It made feel like he could help me get where I want to go. He knows what I want.”

    Maddox played two seasons at Jones County before going to Delta State. He was a fourth-round draft pick by Jacksonville in the 2004 NFL Draft and played four seasons in the NFL.

    At Jones County, Glenn will be a defensive tackle. He still stands 6-foot-5, but has added 20 pounds of muscle to his frame and is a solid 315 pounds. He expects to play one season at Jones County and then enroll at a four-year university where he will have three years of eligibility remaining.

    “I feel rejuvenated,” Glenn said. “I feel way better physically and mentally than I did in high school.”

    He expects the transition to playing full-time at defensive tackle will be an easy one.

    “I’m looking forward to playing in the three technique,” Glenn said. “Defensive tackle was my first position in high school so it’s really going to be a walk in the park .”

    Glenn says he’s more focused that he’s ever been.

    “This is my only shot at my dream,” Glenn said. “My dream is to one day play in the NFL, see my name on the back of my jersey, and graduate from college. I feel like I can still reach those dreams.”

    Ellisville isn’t the most glamorous place he could be, but he’s taking it in stride.

    “So far I’m enjoying it,“ Glenn said. “I’m far away from home. I wouldn’t say it sucks because it’s a small town. It’s really just regular. I keep thinking about how Cam Newton did it. I’m not a big-city person, but I grew up in the city. This is just something I have to deal with.”

    Jones County will begin spring football on May 20.

    “No schools are showing interest right now, but I understand the process,” Glenn said. “They will come when I start playing.”

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  105. * This is the final recruiting weekend of the year for official visits. The Canes are hosting a few. The headliner is 4-star QB Jacoby Brissett, who is choosing between UM, Florida, FSU, Wisconsin, and Washington. I believe the Badgers are UM’s toughest competition and I think with a good visit here this weekend the Canes will get him.

    * Calif WR Devin Lucien is on a visit here this weekend, which suggests the canes are still hoping to add one more receiver to this class. Distance could be a factor and I believe he’ll stay out west. The more likely 3rd WR is Patrick Onwuasor, who visited here last weekend and says he had a great time.

    * OL Kaleb Johnson is done with his in-home visits and his official visits. It’s decision time for the talented OL prospect from Jacksonville. He says he had a great initial meeting with new O-Lne coach Art Kehoe and I believe the canes are in great shape to land his commitment any day now.

    * 5-star DT Jalen grimble is no longer committed to USC. Expect him to ink with the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

    * DE Mason Harris is on campus this weekend for an official visit so the Canes seem interested in landing another DE still. Getting Harris away from his South Carolina commitment will likely be too tough in the end.

    * DT Lonnie Gosha is committed to Arkansas but is here for a visit this weekend. There’s a great chance Miami will turn him on his visit this weekend.

    * TE B.J. Dubose, who could also end up playing defensive end, is here on a visit. He’s leaning towards Louisville going into the visit but grew up a Miami fan. He’ll be one to watch closely in the final few days.

    * Safety Byron Moore will announce his final decision on Monday. Expect him to be a Tennessee Volunteer. 4-star Marqise Lee appears to be the top priority at safety heading down the stretch.
    Mike Bakas

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  106. SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    DE Update: Expect 5-star DE Jalen Grimble, 6’4” and 260 lbs, to become a Miami Hurricane.
    23 minutes ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    Do Not Expect: WR Devin Lucien to sign with the Hurricanes – he will most likely stay in the West Coast.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  107. avatar
    hurricanedave69 says:

    from SaveUM football …tweet

    # DE Update: Expect 5-star DE Jalen Grimble, 6’4” and 260 lbs, to become a Miami Hurricane. 26 minutes ago via web

    # Do Not Expect: WR Devin Lucien to sign with the Hurricanes – he will most likely stay in the West Coast. about 3 hours ago via web

    # Commit Update: When Coach Brennan Carroll tweeted “Welcome to the U” twice yesterday, it was for 2 reasons, not one. Silence is golden. about 4 hours ago via web

  108. DATcane says:
    January 29, 2011 at 10:42 AM
    we can dream bg….lol. How did he end up with ttech anyhow?

    He visited last week and and committed and immediately said he didn’t know if it would stick. I say Gators.

  109. HD69

    That guy is a phony. He just posts what he sees from other sites. Lucien no one knows yet. Grimble everyone anticipates because he supposedly cancelled his UCLA trip.

    C1.

    Bakas is wrong on B. Moore. I just don’t see that at all and not only have other recruits said he’s committed but all the insiders say he’s silently committed too. I’d be SHOCKED if on Monday he says he’s a Vol. Doesn’t make sense. The USC connection he committed to is HERE in Miami.

  110. I’ve heard grades may be a factor bg, don’t know if it’s true however.

  111. Brownsub.

    I heard the same with JUCO transfer credits but he still has plenty of time. He’s not coming until Fall anyways. Who knows if that is true or not too. I still say Miami and again I’d be SHOCKED if he said Tennessee.

  112. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    From the SS:

    “CORAL GABLES — Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden said earlier this month he’s “scared to death” when he goes to sleep every night that his team doesn’t have enough depth at quarterback”

    Him and me both. Why I keep asking about QBs. Hope JB doesn’t extend out the drama because we need to make decisions pretty soon to get depth. This cannot be overstated.

    Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-recruiting-0129-20110128,0,2389063.story

  113. Bg bakas does a good job with in state kids but not so much with the oo’sers.

    I agree tho. Tenn makes no sense.

    I’ve seen crazier things….

    Admission is the only positive I could see.

    LOL U got it bad for this kid!!!

    Roberson ain’t comin.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  114. watch the media slupr the turds if Roberson chooses them…
    And bg, why you say that guy is a phony? He has been pretty spot on and it seems he gets respect from other media

  115. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    TB ties school record for 60m today in a winning a heat. 6.72

    Using this kid right next year, in an offense that makes sense, after Goldie toughens him up. Watch out. Speed kills.

  116. shwarma.

    he just reposts what Bakas says

  117. Well Bakas has called him out and I even want to say they tweet with each other, though not 100% on that

  118. Whoever the dude is his info is usually pretty good.

    I’ll take it at this point!!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  119. The thing I constantly hear about B Moore is his credits not transferring or being accepted.. Tenn apparently would take them without question.

    My thing is, sir Dent got Chase Ford in.. And he was JUCO. Why couldn’t Golden?

    Won’t believe he’s a Vol until I see it.

  120. avatar
    hurricanedave69 says:

    Thank you!

  121. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Calvin
    January 29, 2011 at 9:01 AM
    We do need another runningback soon though, especially if there is no lock-out, the way i see it, this might be lamar miller’s last year hear, to much talent, and with the way the team is finally being worked out, we’ll be able to play at a high level for 4 quarters again, to many games we got worn down in the 4th quarter, and other teams were more physical than us, under golden, led by swasey, who i’m glad is still here, him like art kehoe, like coah barrow, more UM history/legacy guys that are still here, guys who know how to get it done.

    A more in shape team is a more confident team, we’ll see how all this new mass affects our team speed come next year, i know the one guy that’s not trying to put on to much weight and that’s ray ray, lol, he’s probably like man, i this keeps up, i’ll either be a linebacker or a top flight defensive end.

    We were the most talented team out their if you ask me, no other team had more talent than us offensively, hank put us over the top last year, now come this year, depending on the development of streeter, who prayed for a 1st round wide receiver to be in front of im so he can watch him work, and with irvin working with bryd, guys being in better shape, with the runningbacks we have, and if fisch truly understands timing and spacing, it’s going to be real hard trying to stop our offense, and i’m telling yall right now, jacory, if he gets that fire back in his eye and humbles himself backdown, he’ll be alright, it’s not going to be about who has the strongest arm, etc. etc., it’s going to be about the intangibles, who puts the points on the board and if it’s close, morris more than likely gets the nod, so jacory is basically going to be a pink suit candidate again, or ride the pine his senior, no other motivation needed.

    I don’t care who you are, that drive jacory put together against uva, even with nix as the oc, that’s not something that’s done by to many qb’s. A confident jacory is one of the best qb’s in the land.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    Haha, great way to describe J12’s situation, cause that’s the reality of it. Swim or sink, do or die. So we’ll see what he’s really made of, one way or another.

    My money’s on Morris though cause he can stretch the defense and force them to worry about more things than J12. Safeties can’t just play centerfield esp. with a real or even a better OC.

    And like you said, if Fisch knows timing and spaceing, WHEN TO CALL WHAT, it’s over with a stronger, mentally and physically stronger team.

  122. Senior Bowl Game: Hank with a 47 yard reception on the 1st play of the game!

  123. ^From Christian Ponder!

  124. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    TB sets UM record for the 60m dash, winning in 6.70. Congrats, TB!!!

  125. meant of course Bakas hansn’t called him out

  126. Breaking in a new laptop..

    Hate learning new keyboard..

    GO HANK.

  127. B. McGee said he now has to listen to Miller-times mouth for another month..

    Apparently SOMEONE got skunked in the second heat of a certain race by a fellow teammate..

  128. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Hank eats up Burney of UNC

  129. 18 yard TD pass from Ponder to Hank..

    NIIIIIIICE.

  130. Hank with the touchdown

  131. Hope Hank tells Burney payback is a bitch from that abomination in Chapel Hill in ’09.

    Hank got paired up with a newbie this go round so the revenge wasn’t as sweet.

  132. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Hank!!!!!

  133. Fastest Canes currently on the roster?

    1. Travis Benjamin
    2. Lamar Miller
    3. Brandon McGee

    Sound about right?

  134. I’ve heard Jamal Reid is pretty quick.. Haven’t seen it though. Last time I saw him Travis Benjamin put the old school Randy Moss jets on him in the spring game last year.

  135. Forgot about Jamal Reid. I remember when it was rumored he was going to Mississippi St. right before he commited and I made a passionate defense of him… nothing so far. Maybe they should switch him to receiver? He burnt Prince Kent a couple of times in that all star game his senior year (catching passes from Matt Barkley).

  136. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    DZ

    That’s about the right order based on straight line speed. TB will beat the others in a straight up foot race just about every time. LM, considering hes bulkier is superfast, though.

    btw, TB broke Santana Moss record in the 60 of 6.72 with the 6.70 he ran today.

    World record is 6.39. But that’s for a straight up track guy.

  137. lol, miller is going to kill teams this year i said when he committed he reminded me of mcgahee with more speed and more moves. He’s actually faster than mcgahee.

    speedwreck, what about that 3 star receiver, he’s not doing to bad for himself in the senior bowl today a.k.a leonard hankerson.

    If he’s not a 1st round wide receiver i don’t know who else is, to me, and people talk about he’s slow, all this guy does is walk past people, qb’s have a hard time gauging his speed, he had that db beat right before the half, lol, he’ll be a qb’s favorite target at the next level, he’s making it look just like he did in highschool, lol. If crabtree was a top 10 wideout, no way he’s better than hank. Any team that passes on hank in the 1st round that need a wide-out and they go and get julio jones or skinny aj green from georgia, better take another look.

    This is why i don’t listen to “the count” a.k.a. mel kiper, this guy has been calling hank a 2nd or 3rd round pick all year, lol, you can tell he didn’t watch many games and see the plays that the qb’s missed him on, ohio st. he was behind there secondary, j12, one of the 1st over throws i’ve seen hm throw on the deep ball.

    The good thing about travis benjamin, truth miller and brandon mcgee, they’re all football players running track and for lTm to ride out brandon mcgee like that, lol.

  138. jamal reid might mess around and snatch up vaughn telemaques spot if he’s not careful, ray ray made plays last year.

  139. I thought I saw way back when, where B-Mac’s “on campus” 40 was supposed to be a 4.22 or something.
    Shields was a campus 4.2 flat right? Those have gotta be the two fastest times ever at UM.

    (And no……Campus 40’s really don’t mean jack.)

    (Except AJII’s, because his 4.8 was right on)

  140. Keep sleeping on aj2, he’s a real good route runner, and will get open 4.8 and all.

  141. CanesCanesCanes, thats what I’ve heard as well.

    Great to see Hankerson and other Canes doing well… good times ahead.

    DZ8-checking out :)

  142. I actually think Telemaque was a little better than Ray-Ray, Cal,

    He (a Cali kid on top of everything) was one of the few non-coochies out on the field. And I think that Golden has already labeled him a vocal leader. I think that was Goldie, anyways………
    His instincts and hitting prowess is slowly improving, but he MUST at least start playing faster, if not getting faster all together. But if Aravious started playing faster, I guess he’d be a poorman’s Sean T, or maybe Laron Landry.

  143. Cal,

    Tell YA MANS to stop sleeping, and start balling like the 5* that Scout said he was, and that I thought he was when he got here.
    He’s killing C1 with that 5 yard out, drop, and vanish technique. I was really hoping he’d be so good that he’d be propping for the combine right about now.

    One more chance though……

  144. Duh……..^^^^^ PREPPING^^^^^

  145. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Bennie V
    January 29, 2011 at 4:32 PM
    B. McGee said he now has to listen to Miller-times mouth for another month..

    Apparently SOMEONE got skunked in the second heat of a certain race by a fellow teammate..
    >>>>>>>>>>

    That’s exactly what we need to hear around these parts. And McGee needs it more than anyone.

    Next up needs to be on the practice field. Fights eERRDAY. lol

  146. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Hurri, I was feeling VT more than RR too. RR took some horrible angles all year long. To me, he needs to stop playing, add 20 pounds of muscle to that frame and be a Boss OLB.

  147. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Cal, I don’t think KIper watches full games as much as he watches highlights on sportscenter. lol

    But Hank isn’t going to leap AJ Green or Julio, so it could be tight. And then there’s that kid from Okie St. I believe.

    It could happen but it’ll be close. He’s clearly showing his skills today though.

  148. avatar
    raizecane says:

    BG – thanks for posting coach green’s highlights. That guy cracks me up.

  149. I agree with Cav. Hank is probably the 3rd best WR in this draft. I’d say Jonathan Baldwin could definitely be a great pickup in the 3-4 round for any team who misses out on Hank.

  150. hmmmm, looks like Chick has some experience standing up. I wonder if he will do so here in the 3-4

  151. These Habitat builds are killing me! So sore from painting all day!

    What happened with the Senior Bowl, guys? Hank got a TD?

  152. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    More than anything, AJ just needs to be in better shape and lose some weight. Nothing hard work can’t cure. He always had the potential to be a top notch posession receiver, a “sure hands” kinda guy, but he needs to basically double his work output. If he does that, he’ll get play time next year because these coaches will maximize his posession-receiver skills.

  153. Bennie.

    Even though Dent got Chase, Chase was supposed to be an early enrollee and admissions made him a fall enrollee. But B. Moore is a fall enrollee by default. I believe Miami and if he isn’t he lied to a bunch of people.

  154. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    JSQ

    Hank tore it up with the seniors.

    But Calvin’s making Hank a poor man’s Rashawn Scott. Problem with this angle is that Hank came thru from powerhouse St Thomas Aquinas 4**** and running anything from 4.4O/4O to 4.55/4O

  155. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Bg, any surprise visitors this weekend??? And also with 14 commits on record, that leaves room for at the most 4-5 more??? Who donu see rounding out this class?

  156. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Cal

    I think Ur confusing Hank’s rise with the big splash the 2008 class made, and Hank dropsies’ year, until his at Gables was rescued by Super Duper.

    Evaaaannnntuuuuaaaly, Hankerson became the man he was always supposed to be

  157. speedwrecks says:
    January 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM
    JSQ

    Hank tore it up with the seniors.

    But Calvin’s making Hank a poor man’s Rashawn Scott. Problem with this angle is that Hank came thru from powerhouse St Thomas Aquinas 4**** and running anything from 4.4O/4O to 4.55/4O
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    Wasn’t to many people talking about hank 2 years ago, especially 3 years ago, even people on here were ready for hank to roll out, i know me & esteban kept telling anyone who listened way back when, hank was going to be a baller. While he might of came from st. thomas, nobody was calling it a powerhouse like they are now, they always had good ball players coming out of there, so when hank came out, he was a 3 star, so are you saying he was a 3 star because he came from st. thomas, i’m not sure why you’re saying i’m comparing him to rashawn scott, who has talent. i would rather us get rashawn scott than any of those west coast joanna wide receivers!

    I’m not liking all these out of state recruits, we not oklahoma who got all those texas boyz on their squad or like oregon with all those cali boyz on their squad, all we need to do is cherry pick.

  158. speedwrecks says:
    January 29, 2011 at 7:32 PM
    Cal

    I think Ur confusing Hank’s rise with the big splash the 2008 class made, and Hank dropsies’ year, until his at Gables was rescued by Super Duper.

    Evaaaannnntuuuuaaaly, Hankerson became the man he was always supposed to be
    /////////////////////////////

    Naw, i’m not confusing hank with anybody, i know what i saw before the 2008 class came in, as a true freshman he had would it took, he was getting passes from kyle & kirby, he did some real good things his freshman year, now had he been able to redshirt he would’ve came in balling better. I think you getting hank confused and not realizing his progression. If anything, hank can be compared more to jones, the receiver from the west, same type, the only problem was, jones couldn’t catch a cold, but like hankerson, they always got open.

    hank eventually started catching on a regular basis. Than when you got 2 mouF’s to feed, that’s more incentive than a lil bit.

  159. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Calvin
    January 29, 2011 at 7:35 PM
    speedwrecks says:
    January 29, 2011 at 7:24 PM
    JSQ

    Hank tore it up with the seniors.

    But Calvin’s making Hank a poor man’s Rashawn Scott. Problem with this angle is that Hank came thru from powerhouse St Thomas Aquinas 4**** and running anything from 4.4O/4O to 4.55/4O
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    Wasn’t to many people talking about hank 2 years ago, especially 3 years ago, even people on here were ready for hank to roll out, i know me & esteban kept telling anyone who listened way back when, hank was going to be a baller. While he might of came from st. thomas, nobody was calling it a powerhouse like they are now, they always had good ball players coming out of there, so when hank came out, he was a 3 star, so are you saying he was a 3 star because he came from st. thomas, i’m not sure why you’re saying i’m comparing him to rashawn scott, who has talent. i would rather us get rashawn scott than any of those west coast joanna wide receivers!

    I’m not liking all these out of state recruits, we not oklahoma who got all those texas boyz on their squad or like oregon with all those cali boyz on their squad, all we need to do is cherry pick.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    West Coast Joanna WRs…lol

    I think this staff doesn’t have much of a choice with such a late start. Gotta go where you think you can find what you need.

    I expect that to change next year though and forever there after…

  160. avatar
    KLCaneFan says:

    Hank’s Senior Bowl stats 5 rec 100 yrds TD

    Regardless of the qb, when he was on the field he was the guy they liked to throw to.

    Kid played his heart out & the announcers gushed about him at halftime.

    He flashed the “U” for the crowd a couple times after his TD as did Colin after his first big hit.

  161. Thanks, Speedwrecks.

    Back to writing tomorrow’s article.

    I hope you guys like Ed Reed without his shirt on.

    That’s what’s up.

  162. Dang, I wish I would have seen that, KL!

    I think I’m gonna hit the spa next Saturday now that my Habitat builds are over! Freaking exhausted! But I converted the new home owners into ‘Canes fans, so it was totally worth it. :-)

  163. I have been waiting since March 11 for an article appropriate for featuring the Ed Reed picture. It’s my favorite favorite of him. P-I-M-P.

  164. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    “when you got 2 monFs 2 feed”

    … that can get serious w/you focused real quick, and then U throw in Mark Duper workout and training
    &
    V O I L A

  165. Good work on the houses JSQ and converting them to canes!

  166. Damn I want Clowney

    Helps with Hankie as well when a guy like Duper drills him to death …… something I guess his own position coach at Miami couldn’t do, even though his title is “Wide Receiver Coach”

    Funny

  167. i barely got to watch the senior bowl, but mike mayock had both Hank and Bailey on his list of guys he needs to do more homework on. guys he considers on the rise. so beauty is in the eye of the beholder obviously. had people knocking Bailey and got this one praising him.

  168. Yall not gone believe who shows up at the 5:20sec mark, chimanade madonna’s own!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGeqZNlPidE

  169. Dominique Terrell is obviously loving his official as his FB status says…

    Dominique Terrell Im not comin bac to va 2 hours ago via Android

  170. I think we get him!

  171. Terrell the CB? at least that’s my spot for him.

  172. avatar
    miamimike01 says:

    Good news, bg.

  173. He’s listed as ATH. Who knows how they will use him.

  174. He may not comeback now, but he’ll be back in about a year when he’s not starting, lol.

  175. Este.

    He’s from the DMV. Manasses, VA the 703

  176. • With four departing UM players at Saturday’s Senior Bowl, here’s how one longtime NFL scout rated Miami’s top draft-able prospects: He said Allen Bailey has dropped to the late first or early second round: “Teams will draft him more on potential than performance. In the second half of last season, he didn’t get off the ball as quickly, didn’t show the explosiveness.” Brandon Harris: “Late first, early second. Smooth, can be a good corner, but I don’t think he’s special.”

    Leonard Hankerson is “a second- or third-rounder; potentially a No. 2 receiver; good route runner, good enough speed but not exceptional.” Orlando Franklin “could go in the second round but doesn’t dominate like he should.’’ Colin McCarthy?Fourth round potentially, the scout said, praising his instincts but expressing concern about his durability.

    The scout graded Graig Cooper and Damien Berry as midround picks. “Berry looks like a backup NFL running back. Cooper has good hands and return skills” but must check out medically after the December 2009 knee injury. The scout gave DeMarcus Van Dyke a midround grade because of his speed and size. “But he’s careless and undisciplined.”

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/29/v-fullstory/2041415/florida-marlins-hanley-ramirez.html#ixzz1CU7a0on2

  177. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    KLCaneFan
    January 29, 2011 at 7:50 PM
    Hank’s Senior Bowl stats 5 rec 100 yrds TD

    Regardless of the qb, when he was on the field he was the guy they liked to throw to.

    Kid played his heart out & the announcers gushed about him at halftime.

    He flashed the “U” for the crowd a couple times after his TD as did Colin after his first big hit.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>

    Love to see that for our boys. Especially great to hear about C-Mac ballin’.

  178. avatar
    miamimike01 says:

    CMac played really well. Looked instinctive

  179. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Rashad
    January 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM
    • With four departing UM players at Saturday’s Senior Bowl, here’s how one longtime NFL scout rated Miami’s top draft-able prospects: He said Allen Bailey has dropped to the late first or early second round: “Teams will draft him more on potential than performance. In the second half of last season, he didn’t get off the ball as quickly, didn’t show the explosiveness.” Brandon Harris: “Late first, early second. Smooth, can be a good corner, but I don’t think he’s special.”

    Leonard Hankerson is “a second- or third-rounder; potentially a No. 2 receiver; good route runner, good enough speed but not exceptional.” Orlando Franklin “could go in the second round but doesn’t dominate like he should.’’ Colin McCarthy?Fourth round potentially, the scout said, praising his instincts but expressing concern about his durability.

    The scout graded Graig Cooper and Damien Berry as midround picks. “Berry looks like a backup NFL running back. Cooper has good hands and return skills” but must check out medically after the December 2009 knee injury. The scout gave DeMarcus Van Dyke a midround grade because of his speed and size. “But he’s careless and undisciplined.”

    >>>>>>>>>

    Honestly, that’s about right for everyone really.

  180. so reading this its possible we could have 3 first rounders and 1 2nd rounder. and 8 guys likely to be drafted.

    and that don’t even include a guy like Ryan Hill who probably makes his way into the draft at some point.

    most importantly though. Josh Holmes might pay tribute to Glen Cook now that he’s back as a GA and walk around shirtless on pro day and keep the horrible body at pro day memories alive.

  181. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    “careless and undisciplined”. Alonzo Highsmith

  182. you guys see in that article that Chud is the new Panthers OC? congrats. Hopefully he can get one of those QBs playing worth a damn. Jimmy Clausen probably is the best bet.

  183. Me and Moneycane playing some COD Black Ops. I killed him so many times. Ha!

  184. I’m so burnt out on Black Ops.

    Even went back to trying to play COD4 or MW2 only to find the lobbies and games have been hacked beyond recognition. It kinda’ mellowed out on MW2 for the PS3 after this recent update but I haven’t even tried COD4..

  185. JSQ
    January 29, 2011 at 7:08 PM
    These Habitat builds are killing me! So sore from painting all day!
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    jsq – you do sooo much you have a ready excuse not to do charity work . . . esp. hard-core habitat builds . . .

    really appreciate that you (and others) do that!

    and hats off to sargent shriver, who died recently

  186. Speed,

    They play some good ball in the Richmond area as well. Highland Springs (where Macho Harris is from) generally has its share of Div I kids. In basketball as well as football, come to think of it. VA is probably the most underrated HS sports state out there.
    —————–

    Very true. We may not have all of the money boosted into our high schools like Texas, Cali, and Florida but the talent here is top notch no doubt.

    So many guys I’ve played with/against are doing great and it’s really a testament to VA football.

  187. Gone to bed now. Signing day approaches. I think we get Terrell maybe as son as tomorrow. We’ll see. Good night all. Dream of Brissett! Ha!

  188. Now 18, Anthony – a Tampa Alonso High All-American defensive end who still sleeps under a green-and-orange comforter with a giant U in the middle – will soon make new UM memories for the Chickillos.

    Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/01/29/2041457/anthony-chickillo-was-born-to.html#ixzz1CUWzsk84
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    jsq – potential to replace boshers jammies

  189. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Esteban
    January 29, 2011 at 11:33 PM
    so reading this its possible we could have 3 first rounders and 1 2nd rounder. and 8 guys likely to be drafted.

    and that don’t even include a guy like Ryan Hill who probably makes his way into the draft at some point.

    most importantly though. Josh Holmes might pay tribute to Glen Cook now that he’s back as a GA and walk around shirtless on pro day and keep the horrible body at pro day memories…

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!

  190. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    bg1906
    January 29, 2011 at 10:09 PM
    Dominique Terrell is obviously loving his official as his FB status says…

    Dominique Terrell Im not comin bac to va 2 hours ago via Android

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    There it is. Let’s see how it pans out.

  191. BG – I just finished playing Black OPS myself…….

  192. Bennie – I would not even attempt to play MW2……those lobbies are so hacked and peoples scores and accomps are getting whacked…..

  193. Like I said.. I played it on PS3. It actually worked without hacking for a number of games.. I won’t say it was gone completely, but compared to what it WAS with the jumbled screens and strobing of the display and everything else into it..

    Haven’t tried COD4 again on PS3..

    I hung MW2 up on my 360 though. It’s unreal.

    I will say that the update my PS3 just made two or three days ago seemed to help drastically. Hopefully they can get rid of the hackers.

  194. Thanks, Autumn! I actually really enjoy the Habitat builds and the painting is fun. The irony is I b!tch and moan whenever I have to paint my own house yet I enjoy painting for others. Go figure.

    I have great memories with Sarge. Wonderful man. He was fun to have on the campaign trail. I remember one morning in Bethesda at the NIH metro where we did one of the “Metro Madness” events I created in the 8th district. So personable. He and Eunice would have all of us over at their house in Patomac for BBQs. Priceless memories. Really made me feel like I was a small part of history having the opportunity to spend time with that family!!!!

  195. A story for a tailgate if my friend Levar from the Shriver campaign makes it to te Maryland or VA Tech game this year:

    The time he was driving Sargent Shriver to a campaign event, in Sarge’s car, and they broke down on the beltway.

    I can’t do the story justice. Levar has to tell it, complete with his Sargent Shriver voice.

    What a great summer!

    Dang, I miss the DC area!!!!! :-)

  196. JSQ
    January 30, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    I have great memories with Sarge. Wonderful man. He was fun to have on the campaign trail. I remember one morning in Bethesda at the NIH metro where we did one of the “Metro Madness” events I created in the 8th district. So personable. He and Eunice would have all of us over at their house in Patomac for BBQs. Priceless memories. Really made me feel like I was a small part of history having the opportunity to spend time with that family!!!!
    <<<<<<<<<<<<

    you hung out with eunice & sargent shriver??!!
    (have to change your initials to "BCB" – "blonde cliché breaker")
    damn . . . those are some memories i'd love to hear about at the next austrian tailgate.

    here is a heart-warming tribute to him:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/18/AR2011011804789.html?referrer=emailarticle

  197. Lol thanks, Autumn!

    Great article!!!!

    Yeah, I had te opportunity to spend a lot of time with Eunice (what a pistol – strongest woman I’ve ever met!), Sarge, Maria and Tim when I was working as an intern for Mark Shriver’s congressional campaign in the summer of 2002. I have wonderful memories of going door to door with Eunice campaigning, morning metro events with Sarge, brunches at Tim’s how with Special Olympic athletes, and going door to door with as well as babysitting the schwarzenegger children. I remember washing my hands in the powder room of the Shriver’s house in Patomac and seeing a framed poem written by RFK hung by the sink and I had one of those “how did I get here?! Who the heck am I to be here?!” moments. I actually lived with Mark and his family the first few weeks I was there until they found housing for me and I would have those moments daily while making breakfast and noticing something like a dafodil painting by Ted Kennedy.

    I can’t say enough good things about that family. It was a chance of a lifetime … And I found out about it through someone in the student activities office at UM.

    As a result of that summer, I am as loyal (and fiesty) about the Kennedy family as I am the ‘Canes. I don’t care what your political affiliation is – they are wonderful people and the impact people like Eunice and Sarge have had on American society is immeasurable.

  198. ^ the

    ^ house

    hello typos!

    Perhaps this is a sign I should call it a night!!! Haha

    sweet dreams of national championship #6, ‘Canes fans!!!

  199. JSQ
    January 30, 2011 at 2:18 AM
    <<<<<<<<<<<<

    wow! well done.
    . . . and thanks for sharing that.

    "As a result of that summer, I am as loyal (and fiesty) about the Kennedy family as I am the ‘Canes. I don’t care what your political affiliation is – they are wonderful people and the impact people like Eunice and Sarge have had on American society is immeasurable."

    yes!

  200. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    JSQ

    I think in MD near Bethesda is a pOtomac home, where you were hosted. While Ur on Kennedys & Md & campaigns, what was that which resulted in a heavy favo rite Kathleen KENNEDY Townsend. losing a race vs. an unknown and huge underdog? In state that I think is 97% Dem?

  201. speedwrecks – as far as i know, on EOTH you won’t get a reputation as a p#ssy just because you proofread.

  202. bg, canez1,

    hope you guys have some fun & encouraging posts over the next 3-4 days.

    i enjoy your recruiting insights & enthusiasm.

  203. Great story and great opportunity JSQ! Would have loved that myself!

  204. Another welcome to the U tweet from Carroll this morning!

    :)

  205. I wonder who committed?

  206. KL.

    Yup I saw that too. I think its either Dubose or Terrell.

  207. Not Terrell he said he’ll announce by Tuesday. So my guess is Dubose.

  208. b j dubose

  209. Welcome to the U Bryant Dubose. Now come on down Brissett, Moore, Watson, Grimbe, Terrell and Kid Nigeria (since I don’t think Lucien is coming).

  210. Lucien loved the visit and said we are #1. Said his Mom will support whatever decision he makes so he just wants to get her final blessing. Said his Dad said go where he feels he can accomplish his goals and he said he feels Miami is where he can accomplish them. sounds good!

  211. Inside the U reporting that Lucien says UM is now his leader. If that’s true very very surprising, but very good new IMO

  212. avatar
    rejuvaphan says:

    Does anyone have the link for the tweet of Save UM? Someone closed my browser and i lost it.

  213. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    JSQ, Autumn….

    Not looking for any debates….but just saying

    I am definitely an independent conservative and it has to be a rare kind of Dem. to get my vote but can say that I admired Eunice and Sarge Shriver for what they did and what they accomplished. Actually liked Robert Kennedy and JFK. Think Robert was the best of the brothers. May they all rest in peace. JMO

    That’s my only comment on the subject and won’t bring it up again.

  214. Ahh just beat me to it bg.

    With Dubose being 15 (though I wonder if he is a committment who ends up being Milford or Hargrave bound), I huess that means apprx. 3-5 more spots. (though I say five).

    We need a DT and QB for sure so then that means three, and I see one more WR and DB. I then wonder if that last spot goes to another DE (Grimble), and OL (Johnson) or a ATH (Terrell).

  215. If anyone is close to campus the dance marathon is going on today at Hecht! The girls are raising money for Miami’s children hospital. Stop buy and give a donation if you can! :)

  216. stop by not buy ugh one of those days

  217. Ferman says…

    Gosha we made impression and could steal him. i still say tuff get
    Watson he says Gators
    Lucien great shape
    Terrell great shape
    Dubose committed

  218. Brissetts mother said she didn’t go on the visit but that she and Jacoby will talk tonight and she expects him to announce tomorrow.

  219. bg, we need that DT

  220. Hurricane Randy
    January 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    JSQ, Autumn….

    Not looking for any debates….but just saying

    I am definitely an independent conservative and it has to be a rare kind of Dem. to get my vote but can say that I admired Eunice and Sarge Shriver for what they did and what they accomplished. Actually liked Robert Kennedy and JFK. Think Robert was the best of the brothers. May they all rest in peace. JMO

    That’s my only comment on the subject and won’t bring it up again.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<

    hr – nice post.

    i'm a social liberal; economically, i tend to range closer to the conservative column on many issues.
    i miss the old days of having a fair number of new england republicans. loved many of those guys.

    i'm glad to put it to bed too.

  221. 4 defensive ends thru now; no tackles.

    does that matter? will the staff simply change some ends to tackles, or how does that work?

  222. Bakas Blog 1/30
    « on: Today at 02:15:40 PM »
    Reply Quote Go Up
    Posted: Today 1:13 PM

    UM Recruiting Blog: 1/30

    ——————————————————————————–

    * Several players visited Miami over the weekend and I’ll be working on tracking them down for recaps throughout the day so stay tuned.

    * There’s already been one commitment today. BJ Dubose just confirmed to me that he committed to the Canes today. 6-4/240 TE/DE type, very talented. His final choice was UM over Louisville and Syracuse.

    * QB Stevie Weatherford, who visited here a few weeks ago, committed to Cincinnati today. He was never offered by the Canes.

    * 4-star QB Jacoby Brissett is on his visit to Miami now. I’m putting Miami’s chances around 75 % for him right now.

    * WR/DB Dominique Terrell visited Miami this weekend. I’m putting Miami’s chances around 80 % for him right now.

    * Calif WR Devin Lucien visited here this weekend but distance could be a major factor. I’m putting Miami’s chances around 10 % right now.

    * OL Kaleb Johnson remains the top OL prospect for the Canes. I’m putting Miami’s chances at about 80 % right now.

    * DT Lonnie Gosha visited here this weekend. He’s been committed to Arkansas. I’m going with 50/50 right now.

    * Two safety prospects remain in play. I expect Byron Moore to commit to Tennessee tomorrow. Marqise Lee is down to UM/USC and I’m going with 40/60 on that one right now.
    Mike Bakas
    Scout.com/FoxSports

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  223. The Kennedy women all look like Skeletor. Can’t take it.

    Eeeesh….

    Bleh!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  224. When Crespi Carmelite (CA) High School wide receiver Devin Lucien flew across the country for his visit to the University of Miami this weekend, he admits he didn’t know what to expect.

    Miami just started recruiting him at the beginning of January and the Hurricanes were the only school on the East Coast who had officially offered him.

    Now after a weekend in Miami with the UM coaching staff and players, Lucien has the Hurricanes as his leader with just three days until National Signing Day.

    “It went great,” Lucien said of his visit. “I had an amazing time out here in Miami. The last thing to do is just get back home and talk to my mom about everything. Miami is definitely the school I like the most right now and I just have to talk it over with my family.”

    Lucien says he expects his mom to support whatever decision he makes–even if it means he has to go across the country to play football.

    “My mom has always supported me in everything that I do,” Lucien said. “If I tell her that Miami is the best place for me and that they can help me achieve all my goals on the field and off the field, then she will support me in that decision.”

    Lucien was hosted by UM safety Vaughn Telemaque, who hails from Long Beach Poly High in California. Having a Californian to ask questions and bounce ideas off of was big for Lucien during the visit.

    “Vaughn was my host and he was really cool,” Lucien said. “It was good to have a guy from California as my host because he could tell me how it was living across the country. He literally talked to me about everything and all he had to say was good things.”

    After the visit, Lucien says he feels even more comfortable with UM coach Al Golden and his vision for the program.

    “Coach Golden is a very cool and uptempo coach,” Lucien said. “He has a great plan in place and I trust him to get the program going in the right direction. I know that Miami is going to get a lot of wins with him as a head coach.”

    Lucien also hit it off with wide receivers coach George McDonald.

    “I really loved wide receivers coach McDonald,” Lucien said. “He has that NFL experience that I am really looking for in a position coach and he can get me to where I want to be as a player. We hit it off really well during my visit. Really I hit it off with the whole coaching staff–they are all great.”

    In the end though the thing that stood out most for Lucien was the bond all the players at Miami share and how close they all are.

    “What really stood about with the U is how much of a family they are and how close they all are as players,” Lucien said. “The players all stick together and they all have that bond that I am looking for in a team. It is a real special place.”

    Lucien finished his senior year with 71 receptions for 1,259 yards and 17 touchdowns.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  225. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH10) says:

    JFK was the most overrated President of all time. When the chips were down he sent men like my dad to overthrow Castro then sold them out and left them stranded on a beach with no support.

    He was a womanizing, pill popping wuss.

  226. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH10) says:

    But I give him mad props for banging Marilyn Monroe.

  227. ^^^^^^^^^^^

    I’ll second the MM slayin.

    Badass!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  228. PB has been living in Hialeah too long, lol!

  229. lucien sounds like a Haitian name, we’ll see what he does, if he’s coming to be another vaughn telemaque, we can find that level of play in Florida.

  230. avatar
    Old FartNC says:

    Re: the Kennedys. Starting with Joe, Sr, a remarkable career. His boys:

    Jr: Promising, a hero.

    Jack: President!

    Bobbie: Senator, AG. (Might have had two Kennedys before the two Bushs)

    Teddy: Probably the least talented, but a Senator-for-life.

    Regardless of your politics, that is a fantastic brood!

    Next generation, not so much.

  231. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    PB

    Can’t blame a man for lovin the ladies….lol

  232. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    PB

    My dad was on a destroyer escort (DE) during the blockade, scary times in So. Fla.

    those thirteen days in May probably got him (JFK) shot.

  233. Yay, politics on a Canes blog!

    My vote is with what pb said earlier, his only redeeming feature was that he did cut taxes.

  234. The Big East schooling the ACC and duke! I love it!!!

  235. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    On my way to the airport to go to Israel f’in crizzzzzy

    Will be gone for two weeks.. going to miss signing day.

    Wanted to say before i leave…

    GO CANES!!!!!

  236. have fun, Philly!

  237. Be safe PhillyCane!!!

    Show ‘em how to play beer pong, maybe thats the key to peace over there?

  238. DZ8
    January 30, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    Show ‘em how to play beer pong, maybe thats the key to peace over there?
    <<<<<<<<<<<

    post of the day

  239. have fun Philly and stay safe!

  240. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Thanks mm, dz, cc…

    Dz haha ill show em wat America is all about! Ill be reppin canes gear as well.. REPRESENTIN OVERSEAS!

    Its a Canes thang…

  241. Word is brissett to announce tomorrow.

    Keep ur fingers crossed.

    At this point I would be shocked if he isn’t a cane.

    Just the way things have gone with the other qbs makes me think he is in the bag.

    Philly be safe bro!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  242. Bakas continues to say we won’t get Moore. He’s said that for a long time. First he said Moore was headed to Oregon State and then Moore eliminated Oregon State. Now he says he expects him to sign with Tennessee and guys I trust have all said he’s silented to us and even other visiting recruits say he’s commited to us and was recruiting on our behalf. We’ll all know tomorrow.

  243. C1.

    Especially since Sousa officially eliminated us today. Also check Rivals bro.

  244. The only way I see Moore wearing that calfshit colored Orange that Tennessee has to offer is if his JUCO credits don’t transfer over..

    But again .. Randy got a handful of JUCO players in during his tenure..so I can’t see Golden not being able to.. Butch got Shockey and Joaquin.. Randy got Chase Ford and others.. I’m sure Coker even brought some in that elude me at this time..

  245. Bennie.

    Joaquin was an academic schollie. You mean McKinney! :-)

  246. Also Coker brought in McMeans.

  247. Yes, yes my bad.

    Joaquin was the walk on, I meant McKinney.

  248. Or as Randy would say

    “he’s academic, ask them”

  249. We’ll see protests in Palestine next week with all the protesters throwing up THE U!!!

  250. OFF TOPIC WARNING.

    (some of u history buffs, autumn, mm01, etc… might like this bit)

    http://www.takhli.org/rjw/tibet.htm

    No need to comment on the details later, as its off topic :)

  251. My only political contribution for this blog … b/c I think politics are a lost cause to be talked about anyway, same as religion –

    WHERE IN THE FLYING F*CK IS SHE LOOKING?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fRxO_Yx99I

  252. - McKinnie

    – I commend Marilyn for getting JFK. From foster care to the White House. Way to use your assets, gf! Although I read a book that hypothetized it was why she was killed.

    – I thought JFK was killed because he was trying to get the Civil Rights Act passed and then he had the bad judgment to drive through a very racist Dallas with the top down around the same time. No?

    – For the record, none of the above is about politics and I definitely did not bring up politics in my statement last night. I think it’s pretty indisputable that creating the Peace Corps and Special Olympics makes your impact on American society immeasurable. Just sayin’

  253. At the camera the webcast was being broadcast on.

  254. No. JFK was killed by a Castro supporting Cuban sympathizer.
    The Kennedys had attempted to kill Castro and at one point even LBJ said, “Kennedy tried to get Castro but Castro got to him first.” Rumor that if they dug deeper they would reveal startling Oswald/Cuba/Soviet Union ties is probably one of the reasons so much conspiracy exists about that assasination.

    From politics to the JFK assasination… that is really the frying pan to the fire. :) lol.

  255. And I agree that making a comment about Special Olympics/Peace Corps isn’t neccesarily political but the people who started it have very political lives which lead to political comments.

    I’m a very political person myself which is why when something gets started on here I have to put my two cents in… but then try my best to walk away. :)

  256. Thanks JSQ, I type faster than I spell! Ha!

  257. DZ8
    January 30, 2011 at 4:41 PM
    We’ll see protests in Palestine next week with all the protesters throwing up THE U!!!
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<

    jUws vs. arUbs in beer pong

    winner gets jerUsalem and 2 seasons tickets for canes games

  258. DZ8, it was an inside job.

    I have little doubt. :)

    BTW, I have been to Dealy Plaza in Dallas, fascinating stuff and it’s worth the visit.

  259. DZ8 – that was broadcast on CNN … you’re telling me that they couldn’t have put the cameras together at all, esp. if she and they knew that her address was going to be national? CNN was the only television feed to carry it – so her people and the people putting her on the web, didn’t think about that at all? You gotta be kidding me

    Not everyone is going to watch the web after a State of the Union – they’re going to be watching television, looking for responses and breakdowns of the speech by anyone political

    Poor management on their part completely by not putting 2+2 together – hey, look, there’s 1 other REAL camera in the room with a big ass CNN sticker on it, along with a CNN photog & field producer .. why don’t we make sure that it’s right next to the little rinky dink camera that we have streaming on the web

  260. speaking of canes politics . . . remember when U Thant was un secretary from 1961 – 1971.

    too bad he was decades too early . . .

  261. She was scheduled to do the webcam and then CNN decided to broadcast her speech. Her appearance was with the webcam, not CNN. Could it have been done smoother, sure.

    I think its pitiful that this is what the media is talking about. She didn’t look at the “right” camera. LMAO. Any comments on the speech itself?

    DZ8-walking away… :)

  262. Then again, this is also the woman that said “It didn’t matter the color of their skin, it didn’t matter their language, it didn’t matter their economic status. Once you got here, we were all the same.” …… yep, I’m sure the slaves felt the exact same way

    Wow

    If you’re going to have someone speak from whatever party you’re affiliated with (Dem, Rep, Indy, Tea Party, etc.) then please try to limit the hilarity in such idiocy to a minimum if you want to be taken seriously

    I thought (D) Rep. Corrine Brown was bad … well, she is still bad – GO GATA

  263. Everyone spells it with a Y, bg. :-)

    DZ8, yeah, I get it, they were politcal and I worked for them, but it’s not like I brought up gun control or abortion and I prefaced my statement by saying “whatever your political affiliation…” because you know what? I don’t necessarily have the same politics as I did when I was 21 (when I worked for them), yet my feelings for them haven’t changed. You guys made a statement about my past experiences and some people’s contributions to society into something about politics. I purposefully don’t bring that kind of sh!t up because after the 4th failed campaign I worked on, the only kind of politics I like to hear have to do with what’s going on in Hecht! :-)

  264. DZ8
    January 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM
    Any comments on the speech itself?
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    her speech sucks:
    "the nation that enjoys the worlds's finest health care"
    bwahahahaha

    autumn checking out before the pull of politics takes him down

  265. Seriously JSQ, history is history! And the Peace Corps is for Dems, libs, reps, independents and also the Rent is too damn high party!

  266. DZ8 – whether you’re a Tea Party person or not … you’re telling me from taking a step back and actually looking at the situation, that what I wrote about it couldn’t have happened?

    I’ve been in press conferences in rooms the size of a men’s urinal in a gas stop where there were 10 cameras fit together – you know that a camera from a national network is there, you’re telling me that they couldn’t have either asked to have that camera right next to the web camera, when you’re trying to be taken seriously and you know that a national media giant like CNN was there?

    And you seriously think it’s pitiful that this is what the media is talking about? What exactly was so ground breaking about her response – what did she exactly say that hasn’t been said by people from all the different parties. That’s one thing I can’t stand about listening to overtly long soundbites that are called “speeches” by political people as a response – they’re all the damn same, just different parties responding when another party gave the original speech. You guys think Boss Man Shannon’s responses were bad? Pffft. They gave just as much info and did as much good as too many of the political responses. It’s not just the media and it’s not like this is a first of its kind either. Please don’t tell me that you never in 8 years didn’t make a comment about anything that “W” said or did, or called the media pitiful for talking about it. Same with Clinton, same with any other President or Representative or whomever associated with the government

  267. BG I’m fixing my Rivals account now.

    Someone in San diego charged $600 to my bank card last week.

    Love it!

    I’m on it.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  268. Changing the subject…

    I think they need to do a Tailgate Warriors, College on Food Network next year.

    They have teams of four. I think we should assemble a ‘Canes team. I already have the menu and recipes and clever names planned like the orange on one side, green on the other steak skewers.

    Dibs called on Sailor Cane and Erika. Need to find a fourth. Maybe Patrick?

  269. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Tippecanoe and tyler too

  270. I agree JSQ, it would be fun! :)

  271. Thanks, Canechic. The comments last night were just in response to autumn’s inquiries about my personal experiences. Not at all about politics. It’s not like I was discussing Mark’s campaign platform! And his sister is the republican first lady of CA! Hello!!!!

    History is history. That subject and political science were my two majors at UM and it was one of the best experiences of my life, very helpful for understanding some of the esoteric stuff taught in class put to practical use, helped me get into law school, and was an opportunity I obtained because of UM. Y’all know my one-track mind- that’s what it all goes back to!!! ‘Canes!!!!

  272. Does not bother me at all JSQ, I think it is an awesome experience! I am jealous!

  273. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    bg1906
    January 30, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    Ferman says…

    Gosha we made impression and could steal him. i still say tuff get
    Watson he says Gators
    Lucien great shape
    Terrell great shape
    Dubose committed

    —– anyone, who is Watson?

  274. avatar
    moneycane says:

    Nashvillecane says:
    January 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    bg1906
    January 30, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    Ferman says…

    Gosha we made impression and could steal him. i still say tuff get
    Watson he says Gators
    Lucien great shape
    Terrell great shape
    Dubose committed

    —– anyone, who is Watson?

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Isn’t he that dude that worked with Sherlock Holmes?

  275. avatar
    hurricanedave69 says:

    LOL

  276. Just took a look at FSU’s class…wow

  277. Should be a wild week for you bg, lol!

    I have been crying all day missing Angry and worrying about him! Breaking my diet tonight and eating a slice of pizza!

    Hopefully you guys are happy with the results of the week.

    Whoever decides to be a cane bring me some hunger,heart, and a good work ethic……I will stand and scream your name.

    GO CANES!!!!!

  278. avatar
    moneycane says:

    canechic says:
    January 30, 2011 at 5:51 PM

    “……………I will stand and scream your name. ”

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    CC floats one down the middle like a Jacory Harris pass

  279. Elkino Watson

    Turd…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  280. Ferman is about as legit as Gruden to Miami..

    D’OH

  281. BTW should be on lock down from the Canes for a while until Ice Harris gets over his pouting.’

    O well. Still not sure what the F that dude did here anyway.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  282. Canez1 says:
    January 30, 2011 at 5:57 PM

    Elkino Watson

    Turd…
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    What does this mean?

  283. New blog up

  284. Bakas QB Recruiting Update
    « on: Today at 05:39:11 PM »
    Reply Quote Go Up
    The Hurricanes have just three quarterbacks on scholarship right now and one of them (Spencer Whipple) probably isn’t going to factor in much if he stays. That means the Canes would probably like to add two.

    * The top QB prospect right now appears to be Dwyer’s Jacoby Brissett. A 4-star prospect, Brissett has taken visits to Miami, Wisconsin, and Washington. He was also recruited by FSU and Florida but they seem to be out. He visited Miami this weekend and there’s a good chance he’ll pick the Canes when he announces in the next couple days.

    * Kevin Sousa (Orlando) visited earlier this month but has cut his list down to USF and Wake Forest. It appears Miami decided not to offer him a commitable scholarship.

    * Stevie Weatherford visited a few weeks ago but committed to Cincinnati today. He was never offered by the Hurricanes.

    * Marcus McDade is from California and visited here a few weeks ago. He was never offered and is likely headed to Fresno State, the school he signed with coming out of HS. McDade says he is no longer being recruited by Miami.

    * Local QB Jake Ruddock committed to Iowa early on and the Canes made a late run at him. Unfortunately for UM, it was too late. Their lack of recruiting interest in him all year (under Shannon) seemed to really limit Miami’s chances there.

    * Rutgers QB Tom Savage is transferring from there and had interest in Miami. Rutgers wouldn’t release him to UM, though, and they’re currently going through an appeals process. If he can, there’s a good chance he’ll be a Cane.

    * As of now, it appears there’s a good chance that Miami will only add one QB in this class. If that happens, expect 2 to be the target number for 2012.
    Mike Bakas
    Scout.com/FoxSports

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

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