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‘Canes Basketball Improves to 15-10

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The Hurricanes (4-7 ACC, 15-10 overall) will travel to play UNC Greensboro (5-19) tonight in their last non-conference game of the 2011 season. The game can be heard on 560 WQAM starting at 7 pm.

Let’s catch up on how the last five games unfolded.

1/30/11 @Virginia Tech, L 68-72 – The Hurricanes lost their fourth in a row on the road in Blacksburg. Durand Scott scored 21, Malcolm Grant added 14 points, and Garrius Adams netted 11. The Hurricanes closed to within a point with 2:54 left, setting off a wild finish, but Erick Green hit three key free throws in the last three minutes and the Hokies held on. Reggie Johnson had 10 rebounds and two blocks.

2/03/11 Georgia Tech, W 59-57 The Miami Hurricanes overcame a season-high 28 turnovers and snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday night by taking advantage of Georgia Tech’s poor shooting to win 59-57. Tech shot just 27.4%.

UM built a 21-point lead with 13 ½ minutes to play, but held on despite an intense comeback by the Yellow Jackets. UM scored only two buckets in those 13 minutes, allowing Georgia Tech to make it interesting in the end. The Yellow Jackets were down by only two with 20 seconds to play, but came up short in the end.

Grant led the Hurricanes with 15 points, and Adams had 11, while Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds for his fourth-straight game with double-figure boards.

2/05/11 Virginia, W 70-68 – Another nail-biter, shocking. Miami freshman Rion Brown hit three critical free throws with 13.7 seconds left in the game, sending the game into overtime.

Thomas added to his day of career-bests by making six 3-pointers for the Hurricanes. Johnson scored 16 and Grant added 11 for Miami. The Hurricanes shot 39% for the game. Miami started 0-for-8 and 1-of-14 from the floor.

“Our execution was outstanding late in the game, coming from behind,” Miami coach Frank Haith said.

It was Virginia’s 13th straight loss in the state of Florida since February 2001.

2/09/11 @Wake Forest, W 74-73 – Johnson hit two free throws with 4 seconds left and Miami survived a rimmed-out 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat Wake Forest 74-73 on Wednesday to snap a 13-game Atlantic Coast Conference road losing streak.

Johnson scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, netting both foul shots for the 20th lead change of the night.

Wake Forest was out of time outs, but quickly got the ball to J.T. Terrell, whose deep 3-pointer did a 360-degree roll around the rim before falling out as the horn sounded.

Scott added 17 points before fouling out for the Hurricanes who won their third straight game. Adrian Thomas and Grant each scored 10 points.

2/13/11 Duke, L 71-81 – Kyle Singler scored 14 and Mason Plumlee 12 for the Blue Devils (23-2, 10-1). Duke’s record after 25 games matches its best since the 2005-06 season.

Johnson scored 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for Miami which was bidding for its first four-game ACC winning streak since February 2008 — the last time the Hurricanes defeated Duke. Grant added 16 points and Scott eight assists. Johnson only snagged seven rebounds in the defeat.

Miami got within six points twice in the final minute, only to have Tyler Thornton hit two free throws on ensuing Duke possession to keep the Hurricanes out of reach.

  1. First,

  2. I also feel that Frank Haith is on the hot seat for next season if he doesn’t perform on par.

  3. beat ya to it DZ8!

  4. Anyone think Randy Shannon turned down the Maryland job because he thinks he’ll get the Texas job after all? I know the Balitmore Sun is reported that Shannon turned it down because of money from his buyout but who knows.

  5. I was 1st. I saw it. Shenanigans!

  6. Good job Teflon ;)

  7. Ronny, the head coaching job at Texas? I doubt it, he’s delusional if he thinks that. DC job at Texas has been filled by a young up ‘n comer. Don’t know why he didnt go to UCLA but it sounds like the reason for not going to Md. is money, can’t blame him as it seems like a large chunk of change. Get used to seeing him on TV on occasion this year. He’ll probably land somewhere next year.

  8. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Ronny,

    Can you explicate the job going to Mayor’s son, Maryland, and Shannon?

  9. a little help^^^

  10. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    /\/\/\/\/\/\Ask Ronny/\/\/\/\

  11. Calvin says:
    February 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM
    Nashvillecane says:
    February 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM
    DATcane
    February 15, 2011 at 1:18 PM
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sports/umweblog/~3/F_Kk1iHQFOs/hocutt-haith-will-return-next-season.html
    —–Frank guard ya grill…the proverbial vote of confidence before the beheading…lol
    /////////////////////////////////

    lol, tell frank haith to stop eating out and start cutting his own hair, money bout to get tight real soon!

  12. What I was talking about was the Texas DC postion. The Longhorns lost their DC Jerry Gray last week to the Tennessee Titans.

  13. And hired Manny Diaz from Miss St.

  14. Ohh okay. Didn’t know that thanks.

  15. I’d have loved Diaz here but I liked seeing what D’Onofrio did with what we might consider lesser talent..

  16. Timing isn’t right but Diaz is one to keep an eye on.

    Mario Cristobal gave an interview somewhere and he talked about how as a coach he needs to keep a 4 or 5 deep on his coaches. I’m sure Golden does the same thing. Diaz is someone to keep an eye on. Ties to Miami and all.

  17. Meaning he has to have 3 or 4 replacement candidates in mind as his coaches get plucked for bigger schools or bigger jobs.

  18. Just bored at work so I thought I’d ask this…. Who do see as the starters on Labor Day?

    Here’s mine:

    QB: Jacory Harris
    RB: Lamar Miller
    FB: Maurice Hagens
    WR: Tommy Streeter
    WR: Travis Benjamin
    TE: Asante Cleveland
    LT: Seantrel Henderson
    LG: Brandon Linder
    C: Tyler Horn
    RG: Brandon Washington
    RT: Jermaine Johnson

    DE: Olivier Vernon
    DT: Marcus Forston
    DT: Curtis Porter
    DE: Marcus Robinson
    OLB: Sean Spence
    MLB: Jordan Futch
    OLB: Ramon Buchanon
    CB: Brandon McGee
    S: Ray Ray Armstrong
    S: Vaughn Telemaque
    CB: Kacy Rodgers

    *** I still think M-Rob stays at End in a 4-3 defence and I don’t know if Harland Gunn is switching posotions or not so I left him off.

  19. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Calvin
    February 15, 2011 at 7:56 PM
    Nashvillecane says:
    February 15, 2011 at 1:31 PM
    DATcane
    February 15, 2011 at 1:18 PM
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sports/umweblog/~3/F_Kk1iHQFOs/hocutt-haith-will-return-next-season.html
    —–Frank guard ya grill…the proverbial vote of confidence before the beheading…lol
    /////////////////////////////////

    lol, tell frank haith to stop eating out and start cutting his own hair, money bout to get tight real soon!

    —- Cal and C1…the COLDEST “vote of confidence” I ever seen was in the movie hoodlum w/fishburn….vallie hire th dude in the soda shop to ice bumpy “fishburn” johnson, but he sniffs it out…he and his hinch men take valley to the hideout and interrogate him and all…vallie starts to beg for his life and bumpy acts as if everything is going to be ok…pull the man off his knees to his feet…re assures him he gonna be ok…give him a cup of coffee and dude is trimbling sumthing terrible…everyone leaves the room and here comes bumpy’s head cutting executioner Whispers out the darkness to do him in…lol…cold bloodied!!!

  20. The only switch I heard was official was Corey White to tight end. I think Ojomo will start in a 4-3 but Robinson will get plenty of looks. Could see Smiley beating out Hagans and I think Gunn will have a starting job going into the spring and will do enough to hang on to it.

    Morris over J12 but it would be for the good of the team if J12 goes out and competes and EARNS the starting spot.

  21. Shawshank Redemption is a great movie; always reminds you things could be worse.

  22. ronny, i like that defense you put up, just goes to show we really only have to replace about 1 guy in the secondary, and than somebody has to come in and play that nickel spot and than, either vaughn telemaque shows up more or somebody is about to take his spot if you ask me, he’ll either be an all american or be on the bench, ray ray, going into his 3rd year, he did good last year, in all honesty, with the new work-out focus, a more fit UM team is by far a way better UM team, just think, this team was discombobulated the last year and a half, now with more energy, more focus, better coaching, a better physcially fit team, lol, i’m not sure how the x’s and o’s will turn out, but if teams have to play us harder than they did last year, it’s over already.

    The one player that would’ve been nice in this class was sammy watkins, we won’t have to worry about him either, with that offense clemson runs, we’ll be alright, but that guy has speed, he’s the one that could’ve benefitted the most by coming to UM, playing in that pro-style attack, see where hank goes, i’m trying to figure out who was the last clemson wideout taking in the 1st round or drafted higher than jacoby ford, was it rod gardner. clemson is just not known for putting out wide-outs, seems like the will hill treatment was in full affect up in clemson, be home for dark up there in clemson sammy.

  23. I thought Ray Ray really improved last year in his cover skills. It shows that all he needed was competition. Shannon always had Jojo Nicolas as the starter and that really pushed Armstrong.

  24. Exactly, shannon made sure to cut into ray ray’s playing time to help him see how to play that position better as well. I think ray ray is the better safety out of him and telemaque, he’s better in run support, telemaque always seem to be a step or 2 slow in run and pass support. While ray ray had about 2 or 3 interceptions, he definitely had his hands on about 2 or 3 more he should’ve had as well, he had that 1 against ohio st. for sure, was real easy.

    shannon always preached and reminded people of how most players make there biggest jump in their 3rd year of college football, with a better coaching staff in place and alot of players going in to there 3rd year, it’s going to be fun watching to see how many players make that jump. A guy like luther robinson, it’s going to be hard keeping him off the field, curtis porter is going to have his work cut out for him trying to take his spot. forston basically was in his second year last year, he’ll make that jump into the elite d-tackles, he’s the quickest defensive tackle i’ve seen in a long time, and he has feet like a smaller man, he’ll do enuff this year to be a 1st round pick for sure, he’ll began to dominate games, with more strength, no defensive tackles has more skill set to work with than forston from what i’ve seen, even fairley.

    All we need for spence to do is be spence, if he gets any better than he already is, we already know what that means. ramoan buchannon may benefit the a whole lot from this new workout program, going to be interesting seeing how the young guys develop like, corneilius, gaines, travis williams, if jefferey brown actually starts making noise or is he that reach committ. Going to be interesting to see how allen hurns does this year as well, that guy has reall talent. davon johnson up there big with the squat team, one thing is clear, say what you may about shannon, “oh he didn’t recruit this area, or he didn’t treat thsi highschool coach right, etc. etc.”, make no mistake about it, the talent was brought in to win and win big.

    Just didn’t have enuff talented coaches. alot of people gotta realize, shannon is from Miami, he not gone try and mend fences with guys who should know better. goldie can come in and seem like he’s all good cause he starting from a clean slate with all these coaches, but when you hear a guy like coach smith over at st. thomas aquinas say what he said about shannon, a coach like lockette, he already know better, they wanted to try and play that game with shannon and they already know how shannon is, plus they know they’ll have to see shannon again down the road irregardless, meanwhile yall stuck down at the highschool level still scratching and clawing, sitting on one of the goldmines in Miami, but holding kids back from going where they need to go or want to go.

  25. Phillip Dorsett to wear #85

  26. Calvin, I like Brown. Might be cause in the limited part of practice we could watch he was getting nice penetration. Is probably the smallest DT on the roster though. So hopefully he’s taking full advantage of this off season work out regimen.

  27. Calvin,

    I agree with everything you said. I really have a good feeling about Davon Johnson, Allen Hurns and Tommy Streeter. I thought Davon Johnson was our best Wide Reciever in 2008. I really did. It’ll be interesting to see how hungry he is after sitting out for 2 years.

  28. “Calvin,

    I agree with everything you said.”

    I liked you, Ronny…you had promise.

  29. davon johnson hasn’t been the best WR on any team he’s played on since maybe JR high.

  30. Esteban says:
    February 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM
    davon johnson hasn’t been the best WR on any team he’s played on since maybe JR high.

    LOL….. True…. But in practice and spring games he is our best WR.

  31. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Ronny,

    The GreenTree AllStars included Tommy Streeter at times, not so much DJ.

    Jerry Gray was not lost as the Texas DC; that was current Gator HC Muschump.

  32. I REALLY wanna see DJ get some tick this year….

    I’ve got a soft spot for guys who understand patience, and appreciate the opportunity they have in attending a prestigious university, and getting a free quality education. Dudes that are willing to play their part, WITHOUT publicly pouting, or name-droppin.

    Particularly when those said players are very talented, and have 4.3 speed. Still remember him roasting AJ Green’s HS team back in 07′. He was running free that whole game.

  33. LMAO! @Truth.

    Hey man. Good to see ya around

  34. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    The Truth
    February 15, 2011 at 11:06 PM
    “Calvin,

    I agree with everything you said.”

    I liked you, Ronny…you had promise.

    —–yup some blows gonna be throwed over this one…lol

  35. I can’t wait for this fight.

    I think we need to charge, no joke.

  36. Im lover not a fighter…but I’m also a fighter so don’t get any ideas :-D

  37. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    double-speak at its best. ;)

  38. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    Jedi mind tricks, I tell ya

  39. GM EOTH fam… sorry I haven’t been on here for a bit but it looks like its been business as usual around here haha!

    Pretty sure Sailor & I won’t be able to make the Maryland game (Monday night games are rough for those of us with grade school kids) but we’ll definitely be down for the FSU… especially since it looks like KLjr will be up there next year (gag).

  40. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    strong is the force with this one…

  41. Mike you know I’m busy these days or I’d be on more

    Apparently I have kitties to feed – LMAO

  42. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    LOL!

    Kitties. GTFOOH!

    Here kitty!

  43. ronny, you call it like you see it, don’t worry about ‘thee excuse”, he’s still a lil bitter and trying to get over the fact that art kehoe is back and his dream coach jon gruden is not the headcoach here. He’s been m.i.a. for a lil while now, they had him hooked up to i.v.’s for about 5 weeks now trying to rehydrate em from slobbering over the fact that he thought chuckie was coming to town, only to get dropped like a bad habit, so after the hydration process, they enrolled him in rehab: relationship counseling, he said it felt like a bad break up when chuckie turned them down.

  44. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    Truth, I think you need a new blog name… per Calvin

  45. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    we already know that you’re the savior… LOL.

    I’m allergic to tylenol… SMH

    What happened to THAT guy, anyway? Curious…

  46. avatar
    Thee Excuse says:

    I like Art Kehoe

    I just think he handled himself poorly back then

  47. Is the competition that Duke Johnson plays against at Norland the same competition that STA, MNW, etc play against?

  48. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    @Philly…

    no. Duke plays in 3A

  49. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Laron Byrd is our best wide receiver. There is no way Streeter or TB start over him. One of them will come of the bench.

  50. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    And btw did anyone see that D Wade pass to LeBron last night?

    That was one of the sickest plays I’ve ever seen in any sport.

  51. I saw it pb! Maybe he should try out for the Dolphins at QB?

  52. Homecoming for the 2011 Miami football season will be Nov. 5 against Duke. Family Weekend coincides with Kansas State game on Sept. 24

    Not sure Duke will like being the homecoming opponent..They might make it even tougher to play them in 2012 on the road..

  53. TB is the most valuable of our WRs. Byrd’s possession job can be done by Johnson. and if Aldarius is healthy and in shape he’s better at it.

  54. What does our offense look like last year if we didn’t have hank??

    Someone def needs to step up in a big way.

    I also think we see a lot more from the te’s as well.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  55. The running game will be HUGE this year.

  56. I wasn’t going to bite on this but then I thought what the hell. NOTE – AFTER WATCHING SPRING BALL THIS LIST WILL CHANGE (and I am really treating this as an shitz and giggles activity):

    QB: Stephen Morris (Iman please!)
    RB: Lamar Miller
    H-Back: Mike James (this puts best players on the field/keeps QB upright)
    WR: Laron Byrd
    WR: Travis Benjamin
    TE: Asante Cleveland
    LT: Seantrel Henderson
    LG: Harland Gunn
    C: Tyler Horn
    RG: Brandon Washington
    RT: Brandon Linder (I just don’t like Johnson)

    DE: Olivier Vernon
    DT: Marcus Forston
    DT: Micanor Regis (though think Porter could nip at his heels)
    DE: Andrew Smith (just always seems to make plays)
    OLB: Sean Spence
    MLB: Jordan Futch (think he benefits from the fresh start, though wide open)
    OLB: Ramon Buchanon
    CB: Brandon McGee
    S: Ray Ray Armstrong
    S: Vaughn Telemaque
    CB: Jamal Reid (this position was the hardest to select, complete shot in the dark)

  57. Canez its scary, and I guess that is what I am hoping for from Byrd.

  58. Six, that breakdown you had on the last blog, might go down as the post of the year!! LOL

    C1, Im in for OSU, and USF, and probable for FSU, but not sure bout maryland yet, might be headed to Vegas that weekend..

  59. Canez1, Hank was the only guy who could go across the middle and come down with a tough catch. but also get a 70 yard TD.

    the top 3 returning guys just aren’t that guy. have to hope streeter, thompkins, davon, or hurns can do that.

    even more importantly, like you said…TEs are needed to do better than last year. if they can match the production from 2 years ago this offense will be unstoppable.

  60. Its funny, I feel positions on this team going into spring are either all sewn up (with a tweak here or there) or WIDE opening.

    Looking forward to (or dreading if results are weak) WR, MLB and CB competitions

  61. Bg,

    This kid IS NOT as fast as Quadarias Mireles……!!!

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

  62. Rashad sounds good!

    Canez > Vegas!

    Shwarm no doubt some peeps have to step it up.

    Este good point on Hank. Dude was everywhere.

    The thing about Morris is his arm strength will open up YAC opportunities for everyone. Thompkins as well as Benjamin are murder in the open field but you never saw what they could do because noodles would get the ball there and the DB’s would already be on top of them.

    They should all do better with a real arm throwing the ball to them.

    TE’s will play a much bigger role. They did NOTHING last year because of a combination of things.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  63. avatar
    BahamaCane says:

    Who stole my jello shot?

    It was in my glass just a second ago!

  64. Canez, McGahee was a beast, to think what that guy would have done with healthy knees (him and Frank Gore) And no surprise Bosher owns all those records.

  65. Shwarm no doubt!

    We had a bad run of knee injuries there for a while but Mcgahee never came back after his OSU blowout. Remember he went right into the draft.

    Gore no doubt would’ve been special.

    I think Bailey broke a couple records this year too that isn’t up there.

    I could be wrong tho.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  66. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    So according to the list posted…Marcus Maxey is the fastest cane ever?

  67. Miami Beach wide receiver Ricardo Louis decided to attend Miami ’s junior day on Sunday alongside many other prospects from South Florida and around the state.

    “Right now Miami is number one after how everything was yesterday,” Louis said. “My offers are from Miami , Ohio State, Florida , UCF, FIU, Rutgers, and East Carolina . I really like Ohio State , Florida , North Carolina , Rutgers, and Oregon .”

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  68. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    I can back up the Ricardo Louis info some:

    Ricardo Louis QB/WR/S
    Miami Beach HS, 2012

    Ricardo Louis has plans, big plans for the 2011 season. “I’m going to play on both sides of the ball, break a few records: rushing, passing, everything. I want to become a better leader as well.”

    When asked about the position he prefers to play on the next level, Louis replied, “I prefer WR. I feel that will be the position I play at the next level. If not, then safety.”

    He will also be evaluating coaching staffs and depth charts. “I’m looking for a great coaching staff, being able to play my positions (S or WR), and early playing time.”

    Louis said he values academics. “It’s everything. Academics come first, of course. You can’t go anywhere in life without them. You have to have a backup plan.”

    He discussed the role his family will play in his recruitment. “They’ll play a big part. They want me to stay close to home, but it really doesn’t matter to me. But out of state, in state, it doesn’t matter.”

    This talented athlete boasts verbal offers from Miami, Ohio St., East Carolina, Rutgers, Florida, Florida St., UCF, and FIU, among many others.

    Louis considers his strengths as, “my confidence, my work ethic. But I want to work harder and be the best. I admire Andre Johnson, he’s just he best all-round player. He’s a dominator and I want my game to be like his.”

  69. Louis = STUD. I think we get. #longtimeuntilsigningday

  70. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    I like him. He’s a good kid. Very talented

  71. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    I got an interview that will kill everything I’ve done so far.

    Kid in Jacksonville. WR, Bishop WR… interview coming tomorrow

  72. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    Miami football coach Al Golden called Art Kehoe and asked, “Well, Art, are you ready to come back to the family?”

    In his car at the time, Kehoe opened the windows in Oxford, Miss., and yelled for joy while hollering out more than five years of angst. Freezing rain pelted him in the face, but he probably felt like Tim Robbins’ character did as he escaped through the sewer to freedom in “The Shawshank Redemption.”

    “There’s a chapel at Ole Miss,” Kehoe said. “And I stopped in there just to talk to the guy upstairs. I said, ‘Do what you can.’ I didn’t want it to be for me. That would be selfish. It was for my kids and my fiancée, to help provide for them.”

    After playing and coaching at Miami for 27 seasons, Kehoe found himself a nomad after toiling at places like Oxford (Mississippi), Jackson, Tenn. (Lambuth College), Ruston, La. (Louisiana Tech) and Sacramento, Calif. (United Football League). For 1,848 days, he had been away from the family, after being fired by UM coach Larry Coker and spurned by Randy Shannon.

    Then came Golden with the offer to be Miami’s offensive line coach.

    “I love the guy,” Kehoe said. “His leadership qualities and his vision and plan and everything we’re gonna put in, his knowledge of the traditions. I don’t know how long it’s gonna take, but we are gonna win.”

    Hiring Kehoe — who had about 100 people call Golden on his behalf — is one of many examples where the new coach “gets it” when it comes to Miami football and the culture: past, present and future.

    “I think he’s a coaching superstar in the making,” said Gary Ferman, publisher of CaneSport.com. “I think he has the chance to be the next Nick Saban, Urban Meyer. He’s extremely well organized, has great CEO qualities, is very driven and has great people skills. He clearly understands the multi-faceted nature of the job and the need to excel in all areas.”

    From the recruiting he saw, Hurricanes radio analyst Don Bailey Jr. liked the attack mode Golden and his staff had in place from the start.

    “They think they can knock on every single door,” he said. “They were relentless, and with 12 months under their belt they’ll get even better.”

    Golden made several positive impressions with his early actions in Miami:

    • He presented Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt with a 380-page binder, which struck the AD as a cross between former UCLA coach John Wooden’s famous “Pyramid of Success” and coach Bill Snyder’s plan for making Kansas State the greatest college football turnaround story in the 1990s.

    • Unlike his predecessor, Golden spoke impressively at his first press conference as the Miami coach. He not only understood the expectations of winning championships but why this team hasn’t been to even an ACC title game appearance when he said: “Our young men will not have a sense of entitlement about the legacy but will uphold the standard you have set.”

    • He talked to people about the Hurricanes’ history, traditions and players.
    “I don’t know if he sleeps with this (stuff),” Kehoe marveled. “But it’s like, ‘How do you know this, man?’”

    • He quietly has begun repairing relationships with former players and various high school coaches whose dealings with Shannon had been fractured. While some believed Shannon deserved a fifth year, it appears that the former Miami coach didn’t treat a variety of people the way they deserved to be treated.

    • He took over a Miami recruiting class that had just two firm commitments and a handful of visits in January, and from that he put together 16 signees, including eight players who switched schools, in five weeks.

    “I’ve been covering Miami football since 1979, and by far and away it was the most dire recruiting situation I’ve ever seen,” Ferman said.

    One of the players who flipped was South Fort Myers High’s Dallas Crawford, who went from the U of M (Michigan) to The U.

    Ever since he was little, Crawford had been a Miami fan, but he said he never got a good vibe with Shannon.

    “Coach Golden and the other coaches made me feel comfortable,” Crawford said.

    Dan DeLuca of the Fort Myers News-Press wrote that Golden accomplished in two weeks what Shannon couldn’t in two years. A respected recruiter, Shannon may not have liked that the 5-11 Crawford wasn’t 6-0 or physical enough.

    However, Golden liked Crawford’s smarts (a 3.52 grade-point average), his playmaking (nine interceptions), his athletic ability (he also played quarterback) and his passion to play for the Hurricanes.

    “It was always his team, and that’s always been his top school,” said Grant Redhead, Crawford’s coach at South Fort Myers High. “They offered, and he wanted to go there, but he wasn’t sure. Golden, he wants players, whether they’re a little shorter or this or that, just as long as they’re great.”

    Kehoe Fired Up

    Golden cherished Kehoe’s passion, and he admiringly called him a Tasmanian devil.

    “I think kids gravitate towards Art,” Golden said. “There’s a real connection Art makes with people. Period. There’s a genuineness there. When you sit down with him, you feel the energy and passion and love for this place. He’s a good-hearted person who’ll fit in perfectly.”

    More than 100 people had put in a good word for Kehoe, including Jimmy Johnson, Howard Schnellenberger, Denny Green, Derek Dooley and Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski. Finally, Golden had to tell Kehoe, “OK, I get it.”

    Minutes after Kehoe took the job, he told Golden he’d immediately pack, then drive to Coral Gables at midnight “so I don’t have to come back for anything.” He left behind his office — a Subway in an Oxford Wal-Mart that he used because it had a better internet signal than his home.

    “Never in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen,” Kehoe said. “I was telling (fiancée Diona), ‘I really like this guy,’ and then I started to read the coaches’ bios. They’re a bunch of good guys, and they’re men, you know what I mean?

    “I am so thankful and so lucky. We’re gonna make this work.”

  73. Put me in coach!

    damnit! UM is coming back folks

  74. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    Optimistically Excited!

    Love what’s happening!

    Looking forward to Spring Game!

    Can’t wait for Labor Day!

  75. Mark D’Onofrio, Miami (defense): As Al Golden’s former college teammate, fellow assistant at Virginia and defensive coordinator at Temple, it’s no surprise D’Onofrio followed his boss to Miami. The Owls’ historic turnaround under Golden (reaching their first bowl in 30 years) centered largely around D’Onofrio’s defense, which ranked 16th nationally last season. D’Onofrio inherits a talented unit at Miami, but one that seemed to play without intensity. As Golden looks to right a team that went 7-6 last year, the defense could be more immediately fixable than the offense.

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/02/16/impact-coordinators/index.html#ixzz1EDnMFOaq

  76. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Offense and defense are easily fixed. Both have talent galore but the defense had a flaw or two that cost us a game but otherwise was building towards a serious season. The Ls almost all came because of the offense’s turnovers and inability to score.

    But even that’s easily fixed because of the talent. People will see..

  77. avatar
    Thee Excuse says:

    Ah yes…it’s all easily fixed. There are so many easy fixes in life.

    There are no easy fixes. If things get fixed they will be done so through a tremendous commitment and redefining of their intrinsic value system.

    Not to mention that from now until labor day each and every member of that program is going to need to retune their thinking into believing they are not a 7-6 program. They will need to do this by shedding blood, sweat and tears EVERY day – united.

    But yeah…it’s an easy fix.

  78. avatar
    Thee Excuse says:

    And I heart John Gruden

    …and kitties – meow

  79. 3 Hurricanes: All-ACC Academic Football Team Honors

    ——————————————————————————–
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. –

    Three members of the 2010 University of Miami football team have been named to the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team, as announced Wednesday by Commissioner John Swofford.

    Sophomore Ray-Ray Armstrong and seniors Pat Hill and Ryan Hill were named to the 52-member squad after a standout year in the classroom. With the honor, Armstrong becomes one of just nine players named the academic team that also earned All-ACC recognition on the field in 2010.

    To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic Team, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

    Armstrong and Ryan Hill tied for a team-best three interceptions (along with Vaughn Telemaque) this past season while Armstrong was Miami’s third-leading tackler with 79 total stops from his safety position. Ryan Hill, who was awarded the U Miami Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero Award at the team’s postseason banquet, finished the year with 51 tackles and eight pass break-ups.

  80. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Thee Excuse
    February 17, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    Ah yes…it’s all easily fixed. There are so many easy fixes in life.

    There are no easy fixes. If things get fixed they will be done so through a tremendous commitment and redefining of their intrinsic value system.

    Not to mention that from now until labor day each and every member of that program is going to need to retune their thinking into believing they are not a 7-6 program. They will need to do this by shedding blood, sweat and tears EVERY day – united.

    But yeah…it’s an easy fix.

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

    For PEA BRAINS like yourself , life is very challenging and there truly are NO EASY FIXES.

    Speak for yourself pea-brain, or maybe your new name should be EDSALL.

    lol

  81. Can we lay off the personal insults?

    That’s sooooo the Randy Shannon era of EOTH.

    Just sayin’

  82. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    JSQ, I’ve said my peace. If he wants to debate he knows what he’s going to get. I’ll use initials and acronyms if you wish.

  83. avatar
    Pea Brain Edsall says:

    You da mang, Cav. I’m sure everything looks like a easy fix in a 4:3 aspect ratio and youTube.

    And, of course, because you say so…

  84. Word is KL is headed up to Trailerhassee right now to poison trees with her brother in law, the police officer.

    Wait, wrong in state rivalry.

    Treegate in Alabama = silliness to entertain us in the offseason.

  85. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    I’ve also deliberately not replied to any of his posts, such as the previous insult to Calvin and Ronny.

  86. :-D somebody needs an attitude adjustment.

    Wow

  87. Futch another 4 star disappointment so far. The injury did slow him down and now he says Randy’s favoritism held him back. Barrow always says Jordan can do whatever he wants when he’s fully committed to it. We’ll see if he can win the starting job at Mike.

  88. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Pea Brain Edsall
    February 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    You da mang, Cav. I’m sure everything looks like a easy fix in a 4:3 aspect ratio and youTube.

    And, of course, because you say so…

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

    I like it when people know what they are.

    And as I said, for PeaB’s even when they see things up close and personal they STILL CAN’T FIGURE IT OUT.

    Keep it movin’ dino, keep it movin…..

  89. And on a side note …… my Gray Crow video went from 370 views last night to 866 views by 1pm today

    Also, why would a reporter want to go over to the craziness in Bahrain unless they were perched wayy up top on some building with the crowd in the background of the shot? Let’s see, you have an ABC reporter beaten up by guys with billy clubs .. you have a CBS female reporter basically having a re-inactment of Jodie Foster in the movie “The Accused” while she was in the middle of the crowd of men protesting .. you have other reporters being taken, blindfolded, put in the back of a truck

    Ya, good times right there. It’s not going to help your career much when you’re killed or kidnapped or beaten the hell up … it’s not worth it

  90. Thee Excuse says:
    February 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM
    I like Art Kehoe

    I just think he handled himself poorly back then
    /////////////////////////////

    cav, you seeing this, lol, i remember back in the day, the dolphins use to have a real dolphin as their mascot, his name was flipper!

  91. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer
    February 17, 2011 at 1:09 PM
    Pea Brain Edsall
    February 17, 2011 at 12:46 PM
    You da mang, Cav. I’m sure everything looks like a easy fix in a 4:3 aspect ratio and youTube.

    And, of course, because you say so…

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

    And that 4:3 aspect ration somehow saw things so clearly that A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH about your boy Edsall.

    I must have one helluva computer…lol

  92. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Calvin
    February 17, 2011 at 1:28 PM
    Thee Excuse says:
    February 16, 2011 at 9:51 AM
    I like Art Kehoe

    I just think he handled himself poorly back then
    /////////////////////////////

    cav, you seeing this, lol, i remember back in the day, the dolphins use to have a real dolphin as their mascot, his name was flipper!

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

    Haha, yeah I see the backtracking, or amnesia or pre-senile whatever…lol

    They say it creeps up on people. haha

  93. I used to like you Cav and NOW I do not.

    Screw you guys…I’m going home

  94. All this bickering is totally ruining my dayquil high.

    What’s the deal with this supposed transfer from Wake Forest?

    Canez1, you are really slipping on your post today. You act like you need to get work done before you leave for vacation or something. Pfft!

  95. Dang, didn’t expect to see you guys still beefing after all of this time. : /

    Tables,Ladders, and Chairs match. No Holds Barred. Tag Team.

    Cal-Cave Vs Truth-C1

  96. Tables, ladders, chairs, oversized game day purses…

  97. The flipper joke did make me laugh, but I also thought the tv was floating a minute ago.

  98. For the record, I will say I see things much more from Truth’s perspective, but as not being involved in today’s spirited discussion, I have decided to break down what all blog fights boil down to:

    I am right because I say so. No I am right because I say so.

    OR

    The rehashing of past conversations taken out of context from months or years ago that nobody remembers (and spare me the I remember what I or someone else EXACTLY said. BS).

    Gee, I wonder why these things go round and round.

    That being said, all parties, we get that you guys think the other is a pompous know-it-all jerk who spews garbage 98% of the time (albeit each in your own unique way). Guess what, all bloggers here have probably had that same thought about another blogger as well.

    But maybe just like our 7-6 football team, we should all just sack up, shut up and blog without the BS.

    Kumbaya MF’ers

  99. Actually on second thought, lets just argue and name call, its much more fun

  100. ^^^

    My sentiments exactly – thus the Cartman jokes

    And I’m not fat…I’m big boned ;-)

  101. I think people are just a little too sensitive sometimes

  102. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    I for one, like you all.

    No two people could have been more polar opposites back in the day than Calvin and me. We have since grown to mutually respect the other’s opinion and we get along just fine, actually agreeing on a lot these days.

    I agree there are no easy fixes for this team. But there are also no insurmountable ones.

    That’s just my opinion.

  103. Cheers to Shwarma!

    [extends plastic dayquil cup]

  104. That’ll be about tree fitty

  105. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Man I felt like Solarcane just now.

  106. Up Yours!

    Go Canes!

  107. I’m not a huge fan of pb because he never came to drink with us like he did last year during halftime of the Clemson debachle.

    ;-)

  108. pb, that was very Solar of you…

  109. just read the article about Futch…once again the coaches and I are on the same wave length. Jimmy Gaines now at MLB. Might beat out Futch.

  110. I miss Solar.

    My rants about how much the crocs suck and how Michael Irvin is awesome go relatively unchecked now.

  111. You know I love you all. It was just a good kick of the ant pile. Again, it must be a recession thing…waaaaay too much sensitivity

  112. too much love right now….i can’t stand 9/10ths of y’all. and that 1 out of 10 isn’t liked either. just don’t dislike ‘em.

  113. How about the time Cartman’s hand was Jennifer Lopez?

    Her kisses tasted like tacos.

    Which I found curious since she is Puerto Rican, not Mexican, but I digress.

  114. 12 jello shots into the Maryland tailgate, I’ll have Esteban signing a different tune. ;-)

  115. Smells a lil queer in here with a hint of ghey and faggot.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  116. My question: WTF is wrong with you people? What are you on? DOPE?!?!

    excludes JSQ who overdosed on dayquil

  117. And that was from the Ghey and Lesbo channel on Sirius

  118. I personally don’t do drugs Ky but I’ve been know to take a shot or 5

    Or 8 along with eleventy beers roaming IOA

    But no drugs

  119. Well if I can squeeze into buying a tix or 2 for Maryland game, ill be sure to slip u a mickey, then let Capt and Calvin have their way with you…..JK dont hate…

  120. It sounded bad enough but what makes it worse is I think they’d like it

    And then there’s the issue with you even thinking something like that

    But I digress

  121. CaneInKY
    February 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM
    Well if I can squeeze into buying a tix or 2 for Maryland game, ill be sure to slip u a mickey, then let Capt and Calvin have their way with you…..JK dont hate…
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Riiiiiiight there is something wrong with us.

    Obviously……

    ;)

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  122. It took months but i’ve reached the pinnacle…C1 insulted me. I have arrived.

  123. LOL no insults.

    Just teasin bro.

    JSQ sorry about the slacking! I’m better than this. I know.

    ;)

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  124. I know, no worries, I have very thick skin and just havin fun. But I also live in KY remember? too many hillbilly jokes to list. but heres classic:
    Kentucky where the women are ugly and the sheep are REALLY nervous.

  125. LMAO

  126. Sorry if the smell around here bothers you, Canez1. We all know how particular you are about your scents!

    KL is nearing Trailerhassee and reports that she already smells manure and can hear banjo picking.

    And the posts on my four poster bed are seeming to sway with the fan right now.

    Just say no to dayquil.

    Last time I got messed up on this stuff I was 11 years old and in a D.A.R.E. play at school. And the audience in my elementary school was moving.

    Perhaps if I had something other than Godiva chocolates to eat all week I would not feel like my toes had electricity running thru them.

    Dayquil is bad. [said in Mr. Garrison voice]

  127. Side Effects of DayQuil – for the Consumer
    DayQuil Multi-Symptom Cold/Flu

    Dizziness; excitability; headache; nausea; nervousness or anxiety; trouble sleeping; weakness.

    Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using DayQuil Multi-Symptom Cold/Flu:
    Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; seizures; severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or headache; stomach pain; tremor; yellowing of skin or eyes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKvFb1AenG0

    MMMMK

  128. Halucinations, huh?

    Sleeplessness is dead on. Doesn’t help that Sebasatian insists on sleeping on the same pillow, is snoring like a buzz saw, and has relegated me to a narrow strip of the bed. Pffft!

  129. Dayquil is bad. Mmmkay?

  130. Miami Hurricanes Send Nine to The NFL Combine, But Where Will They Get Drafted?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/612144-miami-hurricanes-send-nine-to-the-nfl-combine-but-where-will-they-get-drafted

  131. NFL stars Reggie Bush, Devin Hester, Pierre Garcon and more hit Roger Dean Stadium for Heath Evans charity softball event

    http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/thedailydolphin/2011/02/17/nfl-stars-reggie-bush-devin-hester-pierre-garcon-and-more-hit-roger-dean-stadium-for-heath-evans-charity-softball-event/

  132. CaneInKY says:
    February 17, 2011 at 4:34 PM
    I know, no worries, I have very thick skin and just havin fun. But I also live in KY remember? too many hillbilly jokes to list. but heres classic:
    Kentucky where the women are ugly and the sheep are REALLY nervous.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    Or like they say, the only Virgins in Kentucky are the ones who can out run their brothers!

  133. <<<<Insert comment here

  134. where in the world is Carmen SanDiego?

  135. anyone going to be tuning into the Social Media day tomorrow with all the players and coaches that they have lined up?

  136. avatar
    SailorCane says:

    I hate all you effers!

    I like pie and waffles!

    Cartman rules! Should run for office!

    His Veep could be his JLo hand!

    Cartman also has his own built in antenna array, which would cut down on communication costs and save taxpayers billions!

    His mother is a slute and everyone already knows this, so no media frenzy on that!

    Get more shyt accomplished that way!

    BTW wasnt Edsall a classic car back in the day?

    If I want your opinion I will give it to you!

    I also like bacon!

  137. Waffles and bacon! Yum…

  138. Karma has slapped the mmmmmkk outa me, im so sick this morn. Me and my big mouth…….wheres the frkn dayquil?

  139. Wait. Is that actually our players speaking to the public?

    They really can speak!!

    Refreshing.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  140. Mom and Pop shop is closed for good.

    F that ish.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  141. It took every ounce of energy just to get myself into the office.

    Now I want to go home and go back to sleep.

    Spin certification tomorrow in Miami should be REALLY fun.

  142. http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/set-37679-sports-banquet.html

    Can I borrow enough money to get that helmet?

  143. There is a chicken kitchen across from my spinning certification!

    THERE IS A GOD!

    I haven’t had it since the Broward Canesfest last year. That’s as far north as they go. Broward. Stupit Palm Beach!!!

    Chop Chop is probably up there as one of the top 3 on food I would have as my last meal.

  144. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    “Shannon brought in loads of talent”

    “Sheer non-sense; just be the last rangers making the last for Dent who was horrible recruiter slashing/burning bridges”

    “PeaBrain”

    “Flipper”

    “Ghey & Lesbo Channel”

    “too much sensitivity”

    “…off with the insults…that is so Shannon era of EOTH”

    Blog posturing (or fights) revolves here around 1) those that want to put any person or method that shows a nviewpoint/facts which illustrate that Shannon was

  145. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Schwarma…..has it right, hit the nail on the head….”I” am the only one who knows, “I” am the only one who is right, YOU ALL, ALL are wrong and don’t know shyte especially “the scented one,” “thee excuse,” “Cav” and Calvin…what the hell do you know anyway. and Nashville, damn say something….. LOL

    JSQ….my meds are better than your meds…lalalalalalalalala!!!!!!!!!! as room spins I see the ceiling and now face down in the floor.

  146. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    ….not a TOTAL failure, and 2) between those persons feeling attacked for daring saying anything showing that Golden is not enlightened Savior as those in 1) feel.

  147. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Hurri,

    It’s more than mere posturing of “I’m THE right one”

  148. Speedwrecks, from what I could understand from your post, you were trying to lump me in Canez1’s camp.

    Not so fast, sir.

    I was just saying that insults are SOOOOO the Randy Shannon era of EOTH because everyone was at each other’s throats here in November.

    Don’t put words in my mouth, counselor. I was just about the biggest Randy Shannon supporter you had ever met in your life. Still not completely over things.

    I’m thinking of finally taking the leap and meeting Coach Golden this weekend and moving on with my life.

  149. I miss my dayquil.

  150. I was way more productive in bed yesterday than the office today.

  151. Speed, I realize im not in my right mind with this flu, but wtf are you you talkin about?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfYJsQAhl0

  152. am i the only person that doesn’t get confused by what speed rights?

  153. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    JSQ,

    get this, mm01 gets e-mail…”.don’t forget where you started….a little thank you would be nice.”

    That slobber mouth, Charlie Brown, is one mf. I told mm01 he should reply “how bout a big FU mf?” but mm01 has more class than his dad.

    Oh well will be 62 in a week, early retired and on to football and fishing, maybe some pt work. Too old and ornery to change now. Besides what a great excuse…lol

  154. i’d hope Mike didn’t reply at all.

  155. Yes Esteban.

  156. I am speechless, Randy.

    And dizzy.

    Speechless and dizzy.

    I want to go home.

  157. You are the only one who does NOT get confused by speedwrecks…

  158. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Este,

    he didn’t reply.

  159. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Over the past few months he has received several e-mails to which he doesn’t reply…you’d think I guy would learn. LOL

  160. pretty sad.

  161. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Not that anyone cares…but I do remember Canez1 being in Randy’s corner at one time, it was so long ago though I have only a faint memory of it but do remember the day.

    It was way before he became “the scented one.”

  162. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    I will assume Charlie Brown is Tom.

    p.s. The deluxe chop with brown rice is one awesome meal.

  163. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    Este,

    Many of you have moved on up and to better things…jmo

  164. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    pb

    Charlie Brown will be whomever you want him to be. LOL

  165. Este you are the only one….

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  166. Mike made the right decision. Best to ignore crazy, not engage with it.

    Let’s change the topic. I’m nauseous enough as it is.

  167. Looks like I am taking the next step. Moving on.

    Meeting Coach Golden this weekend!!! :-)

  168. Does everyone have the flu? I have been home sick for 3 days now. I can’t do dayquil cause it puts me to sleep and can’t do nyquil because it keeps me awake…..

  169. Raize whatever I have its kickin the crap outa me, cant go home though tough to leave my business when I’m the only one…Dayquil and hydros for me so far to survive sigh and still have to drive the family to St louis tonight. waaa waaa waaa somebody club me please

  170. avatar
    Hurricane Randy says:

    “a,” isn’t even close to “I” on the keyboard, meds kicking in bighh timmme noooow. lolouuuuuud! Floor looking good.

  171. CaneInKY – better take some redbull. Don’t want you falling asleep at the wheel.

  172. Randy,

    I defended RS to the death for the first two years of his tenure.

    Everyone deserves a chance and I had high hopes for him as I do any coach here.

    UNTIL I started seeing things and noticing the same nonsense over and over. At that point the writing was on the wall and was not going to change.

    And it went down hill from there.

    So for the people who really don’t know me or know what I am all about it is easy for them to think they are bright or witty and that I have no idea what I am talking about.

    Silly

    To them I say show me where I am wrong. I have been begging for a while now with no takers. I will always man up and admit when I am mistaken.

    A couple things I do know is football and the Canes. Everything else ,well that is debatable!!

    LOL

    One thing I don’t do is change who I am for anyone. Like it or not it is what it is.

    Always has and always will be.

    New day and a new era.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  173. Speedwrecks = Macjones! ha!

  174. JSQ.

    Please forgive me, I’ve been so busy with work and a wedding on yesterday and school that I haven’t had time to write for you. I will do my best to do over the long weekend. Hope that isn’t a major pain.

  175. Constantly debated about but: Shannon was without any doubt a failure in his tenure as HC I’m not sure what could possibly be said to prove the contrary. Noone on this blog from what I’ve read didn’t hope, wish, dream, and pull for him to succeed. But he did not he failed us, and all those kids on the field. We could all pick out and post many things we liked, and that he did “right” but we’d be making excuses just to shine a positive light on the facts. Also the AG negativity comes off as pure spite with no basis as he hasn’t coached a single game yet. JMO

    TY raize might be a real good idea, although with 3 screaming kids and a wife that hates my driving and constantly lets me know about it, I think I’ll make it

  176. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    No one supported Shannon more than me. For the last two years I was willing to overlook his obvious shortcomings as a communicator and teacher because of his perceived strong ties to local coaches and schools.

    Even though I strongly questioned it, I even gave him a pass on the Chandler thing at Northwestern. Now all reports indicate the kid is becoming a beast.

    But when he was replaced and the truth came out abuot how badly he had damaged pretty much every relationship he had locally, I felt foolish and angry.

    Don’t have many good things to say about the man.

  177. bg, it’s cool. Esteban’s is going up today so if you can get it to me by Sunday night, that’s cool. :-)

  178. But don’t ever stop posting your opinions, whether agreed with or not, they are the reason I spend most of my time here.

  179. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    One can see all these parties love the U, and want to see the U do well.

    One camp, not too happy that all of Shannon assets (positive attributes) have been twisted to absolute failures (recruiting, getting players in NFL) and this camp is now weary that Golden will not nurture this most “great” pool of “Championship caliber” talent, and fear that he may inwillingly tank the upcoming season for the “virtue” of showing his “golden” way IS the way, the only avenue in building a championship team.

    The other camp wants to stamp all expression that Shannon was anything but a total disaster who was way over his head, AND in their fear, that Al Golden’s 2011 team might indeed loose 4-5 games, and any honeymoon with the “golden child” would be short lived or over, resulting in a fertile foundation of disappointment leading to the demise of the promising Al Golden.

    Both of these camps are unrealistic in their fears of how the team shall not be NOT be navigated.

    1) AL GOLDEN has already declared that his team IS going for Championships, from “the start” RIGHT AWAY! So no need to fear that anything less than a 10-win season to all the way to a Championship season is not in order; it is.

    So both camps needs to chill on the paranoia for this team and its stewardship.

    Lay off the insults, characterizations, and labels of homophobia.

    Shannon is ONE of us, is an Alumnus of the U, revered player whose claim to fame was an ownership of the 4th court quarter (not as as an HC), a great recruiter (in spite of flaws recently uncovered), and one of the most acclaimed Defensive Coordinators that ever graced a coaching cap at the U. And lastly but not LEAST, he did us proud by representing the U well in being a starter for the NFL Dallas Cowboys in his rookie season.

    One camp needs to stop the denial of the good in Shannon legacy, and quit castigating those that want to illustrate the good in some parts of Shannon Methodology. Methodology as one camp would have it, as yielding the fertile crop leading to Al Golden jewels to champlonships’ runs in the new current era unfolding.

  180. Raize, my whole office is sick. There are like 4 people here on my side of the firm and we are all coughing and sneezing.

  181. I hear that, pb. Foolish and angry that Randy wasn’t the man I thought he was. I think I have intentionally NOT gone to Golden’s events because I felt so sickened about all the stories coming out about Randy. Hard to just transfer your feelings and hopes to a new leader at the snap of a finger.

    Going to do it this weekend, though. Time to meet the new coach, marvel at his handsomeness in person, and move on to the new era.

    GO ‘CANES!!!

  182. Iman & Brydman taking questions right now on Social Media Day…

  183. SW your delusions of grandeur regarding Dent need to be checked.

    Silly

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  184. Wow, J12 talking about getting back into the Heisman race..LMAO!!!! I’m dyin

  185. Tidbit from GT rival page: http://georgiatech.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1190482
    Who will be a sleeper school that you see rising with the 2012 class?

    Steve Sarkisian could make Washington a recruiting power.
    Barry Every: Look for UCF to continue finding talent not only in Florida but around the Southeast. One more tremendous recruiting class will force the Big East to invite UCF to become the newest member of the BCS.

    Mike Farrell: Not a sleeper but watch out for Miami this year. Al Golden can recruit and I think he brings the ‘Canes back to the top 10 in recruiting.

    Adam Gorney: In my region, I think Washington has a real chance to make another big move in the Pac-12 rankings and really start competing as one of the top schools in that conference. The state of Washington is loaded once again next season at the top with quarterback Jeff Lindquist, running back KeiVarae Russell and offensive linemen Zach Banner and Joshua Garnett, who already are high-profile, national recruits. If coach Steve Sarkisian can lock up those in-state players as he did with the state’s best this recruiting cycle, that would be huge for the Huskies.

    Chris Nee: I think Miami will put together a pretty good class for 2012. Al Golden and his staff will benefit from another loaded year in South Florida and they are capable of selling early playing time at a number of positions. The Hurricanes have already held a few Junior Days and the response from them have been very positive.

  186. Rashad what’s so funny about that???

    I hear he has a real good chance….

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHA

    Delusions of Grandeur are obviously contagious round these parts.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  187. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    JSQ,

    Notwithstanding that Al Golden is eye candy to many of his opposite gender, along with an atractive persona to many others, the reality is that the foundation being laid out through his leadership inevitably WILL lead the []_[] back to her sixth Championship. Mark it down!

  188. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    What a difference between our story and the two having to do with UF:

    • There was an interesting postmortem on the 2010 debacle at Texas for Mack Brown by the Austin American Statesman over the weekend.

    Brown also was blindsided by the hiring of his defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as Florida’s new head coach. Jeremy Foley, Florida’s athletic director, had come to Austin the last weekend in November to get acquainted with Muschamp under the pretense of accompanying the Gators’ top-ranked women’s volleyball team to the NCAA regional playoffs at UT. He spent much of the day with Muschamp, whom he had targeted as a replacement for Urban Meyer, who would retire the following Wednesday. The next Saturday, Foley again flew to Austin, and sealed the deal with Muschamp.

    Muschamp was unavailable for comment for this story, but those who know him say he had become disillusioned with the direction of Brown’s program and the lack of accountability in playing time, and grew weary of waiting for Brown’s retirement as Texas’ head coach-in-waiting. “He was furious the entire season,” one source said. “He got detached.”

    Another source, however, said Muschamp never spoke negatively about his colleagues, but that he fumed that the coaching staff had done a poor job of evaluating recruiting prospects at offensive line, receiver and running back. Muschamp’s disenchantment spoke to some of the internal dissension on Mack’s staff and the schism that grew between the older and younger coaches. That said, Brown regularly lauded running backs coach Major Applewhite in staff meetings, to the point of embarrassment.

    • Al Golden has wasted little time in showing how aggressive he’ll be in recruiting. Miami, which staged a “Junior Day” to coincide with Duke basketball visiting UM, landed three commitments over the weekend. Among them is QB Gray Crow, which is a heckuva name. According to Manny Navarro, the 6-3, 220-pound Crow, younger brother of UCF QB L.D. Crow, actually received his first verbal offer as a freshman from then Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis.

    Last month, Crow was tabbed by Rivals.com as the second-best junior quarterback at the U.S. Army All-American combine in San Antonio. Although his junior numbers weren’t very impressive (103 for 194, 1,439 yards, 8 TDs, 7 INTs), he did play on a team that ran the ball 433 times for 2,978 yards and 45 touchdowns and finished 12-1, losing to state runner-up Tampa Plant in the Class 5A regional final. But, more importantly for the Canes, he’s someone offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch apparently likes a lot. Countryside coach Jerad Davis said Fisch offered Crow about a week before National Signing Day and said Fisch fell in love with what he saw of Crow on tape. The Hurricanes were the first school to offer Crow a scholarship. He committed to UM on Sunday, shortly after flying down with his parents to be a part of UM’s Junior Day with about 50 other high school student-athletes.

    “I just liked everything Coach [Al] Golden and Coach Fisch told me,” said Crow. “I got to meet and spend a lot of time with them. I didn’t really see any downside of it. Going into the Junior day I knew I really liked Miami from an academic standpoint and the program in general.

    “Me, personally I’m a very hard worker. I feel like I can compete against any quarterback in the nation. Yes, the fact only two QBs will be there helped in the deciding factor. But if any QBs would have been in this signing class, I probably still would have committed. As far as the offense, we run a college style offense. I’m used to having to see a lot different reads. It’s a complex offense. The playbook is very complex. So, I think the transition will be easy because what we do is very similar to what a college offense does such as Miami.”

    • Urban Meyer went on the radio in Indiana and said college football needs to clean up the “out of control … garbage” that is turning the sport into a cesspool. Mike Bianchi really took issue with those comments:

    Yes, the same Urban Meyer who had 31 arrests during his time at UF and allowed star running back Chris Rainey back on the team last year after he threatened to kill his girlfriend.

    Here’s what Meyer said in a recent interview with radio station 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis:

    “I was watching that Super Bowl and sitting there, if you could just do the part of coaching that is allowed and not have to worry about all of that nonsense that has really developed in the college game, that is what I am familiar with. It is out of control with that stuff right now and we have got to get that back on track. 25 years ago, and I am sure you know, if you had to deal with some of the stuff you are dealing with the off-the-field, the agent issues, the violation issues and all the garbage that is out there right now I certainly would not have gotten into coaching. Hopefully with the powers that be and all the right people, I know one thing the NFL Commissioner has got a great outlook the way he is attacking the NFL right now and trying to bring respect and order, and I just love the way he is approaching it. If college football gets that we will have a chance to get back to that great game we all love.”

    • One-time blue-chip Michigan signee Demar Dorsey is going to school in Michigan. However, Dorsey, the No. 12 overall prospect in the 2010 class, is actually enrolled at Grand Rapids CC, reports Patrick Lammer.

    After taking a semester off, Dorsey enrolled at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College in January, according to Associate Head Coach Tim Johnson, who is in charge of the Raiders’ recruiting. Dorsey will have two years of eligibility at Grand Rapids CC, Johnson said.

    • Former Auburn University Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton has signed a shoe and apparel deal with Under Armour, reports Darren Rovell.

    Terms were not disclosed, but according to sources this deal will be the largest deal ever given to an incoming NFL rookie, surpassing the $1 million a year deal adidas gave to Reggie Bush in 2006 both in terms of annual guarantee and overall dollars. Sources said the deal seeks to capitalize on both Newton’s fame in college and his future potential. Under Armour will unveil a whole collection of Cam Newton Auburn items, including jerseys with his name on the back, as well as football and training gear, including a signature shoe line.

    Under Armour spokesperson Diane Pelkey would not confirm the signing and Newton’s marketing agent, IMG’s Carlos Fleming, also declined to comment on the deal.

    The signing provides great consistency to Under Armour. Thanks to its deal with Auburn, and the school’s national championship this season, Newton arguably became the most identifiable athlete of the brand in the company’s 15-year history. He typically wore 17 Under Armour logos each Saturday during the season.

  189. LMAO!!! I was watching it on Ustream, and when he said that I lost it.

    He also said that in his free time he skims the new playbook, because hes a visual learner, while other have to study it.. LOL

  190. Has FAMU ever had a Heisman Trophy Candidate?

  191. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    Canez1 says:

    “…delusions of grandeur about Dent need to checked”,

    What else could have anyone expected you to respond with? LOL

    Actually, I was underwhelmed with the “silly” output….

    At least I did not cite Shannon facts of being the top Coordinator in all of college Football, and that was heavily wanted by three schools adoring fans as DC, the Under Armour thought of footing the bail money for RS TO GET out of Miami to College. But, I figress

  192. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    ……but, I DIGRESS

  193. LOL@ DZ8…I kinda want him to go to Bethune, so we can play against him Oct 1st..

  194. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    “I was watching that Super Bowl and sitting there, if you could just do the part of coaching that is allowed and not have to worry about all of that nonsense that has really developed in the college game, that is what I am familiar with. It is out of control with that stuff right now and we have got to get that back on track. 25 years ago, and I am sure you know, if you had to deal with some of the stuff you are dealing with the off-the-field, the agent issues, the violation issues and all the garbage that is out there right now I certainly would not have gotten into coaching. Hopefully with the powers that be and all the right people, I know one thing the NFL Commissioner has got a great outlook the way he is attacking the NFL right now and trying to bring respect and order, and I just love the way he is approaching it. If college football gets that we will have a chance to get back to that great game we all love.”

    >>>>>>>>>

    He needs psychiatric help.

  195. SW, I have to wonder why you take all this RS stuff so personally? You point out like I stated earlier things to make him look better as everything but a coach, which is what we all keep pointing out: HES NO HC! you post all that, but all we hear is “All aboard, the excuse train!” Do you really think C1 will suddenly go “oh man youve really opened my eyes with the fact he played for Dallas, He was a great coach and a great man”.

  196. I highly doubt anyone was knocking down his door.

    His simplistic, non adjusting schemes and playcalling will get exposed wherever he goes just like they did for YEARS when he was here and we played a team worth anything.

    Consistently exposed.

    He was an ok player, an ok DC and a dreadful HC that stepped into the shiz while he was here and rode that ish for all it was worth and is still doing so.

    Snappin necks and collecting checks.

    Like I said……

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  197. Miami had a little bit of talent while Shannon was DC here.

    If Canez1 was DC, AT LEAST our kids wouldn’t be cramping up all the time… hydration! :)

  198. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Rashad
    February 18, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    Iman & Brydman taking questions right now on Social Media Day…

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    I hope word gets to him that Iman is his latest nickname by fans. hahaha Just what he needs to hear.

  199. J12 to Bethune would help our defensive interception numbers this year :)

  200. CaneinKY

    That is all the arguments are based on in his favor.

    Nonsense.

    That might be the most frustrating part of it all.

    Anyway not getting into it again but it is really funny to see arguments based on what ifs and could’ve beens an hoped so’s against cold hard facts.

    It really is delusional.

    Oh well.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  201. SW, I like I little eye candy with my sixth ring but I will say, Randy was always beautiful to me because I believed in him.

    Sigh.

  202. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    C1, bro say what you want about him as a HC but as DC he was sharp. The only reason the Coker teams didn’t suck worse than they did was because of the defense. It damn sure wasn’t the offense, except for a couple of Brock comebacks.

    You think Coker had something to do with those trench war FSU games, 10-7?? lol

    But you seem to have selectively forgotten anything but the worst.

    Just leave him with Xs and Os.

    TX will never hire anyone from the U I’m sure just because of the Sugar Bowl massacre.

    Otherwise you’ll have to ask your sources about whether or not he was a hot commodity. Funny how UCLA and MD fans were excited about him being a DC.

  203. BAHAHAHAHA, DZ8, he does love his gatorade.

    He even drinks that ish when he’s not hungover.

    Scented to the max.

  204. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Rashad
    February 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    Wow, J12 talking about getting back into the Heisman race..LMAO!!!! I’m dyin

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

    He belongs right there with Oscar Meyer in therapy….crazy.

  205. Where are you guys seeing this J12 comedy routine?!

  206. Bethune already has a better QB than Jacory – and the kid hasn’t even taken one snap yet in a practice b/c he’s going to be a Frosh this next year

    Quentin Williams …… he’s only 6’0 in cleats, 190 lbs. but the kid can sling it, can make his reads. He’s Mr. Florida Football for this year, he re-wrote the record books for passing in the state of Florida. He led Jefferson High to its first State Championship ever, beating he hell out of Miami Norland 44-34 – and the score wasn’t even that close or reflect the game at all

    10,384 career passing yards (state record)
    4,451 passing yards in a season (state record)
    109 career TD passes (state record)
    56 TDs in a season (state record)

    Quentin may not be 6’3 like Jacory, but he sees the field like a 6’3 player should – unlike Jacory

  207. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    speedwrecks
    February 18, 2011 at 11:48 AM
    One can see all these parties love the U, and want to see the U do well.

    One camp, not too happy that all of Shannon assets (positive attributes) have been twisted to absolute failures (recruiting, getting players in NFL) and this camp is now weary that Golden will not nurture this most “great” pool of “Championship caliber” talent, and fear that he may inwillingly tank the upcoming season for the “virtue” of showing his “golden” way IS the way, the only avenue in building a championship team.

    The other camp wants to stamp all expression that Shannon was anything but a total disaster who was way over his head, AND in their fear, that Al Golden’s 2011 team might indeed loose 4-5 games, and any honeymoon with the “golden child” would be short lived or over, resulting in a fertile foundation of disappointment leading to the demise of the promising Al Golden.

    Both of these camps are unrealistic in their fears of how the team shall not be NOT be navigated.

    1) AL GOLDEN has already declared that his team IS going for Championships, from “the start” RIGHT AWAY! So no need to fear that anything less than a 10-win season to all the way to a Championship season is not in order; it is.

    So both camps needs to chill on the paranoia for this team and its stewardship.

    Lay off the insults, characterizations, and labels of homophobia.

    Shannon is ONE of us, is an Alumnus of the U, revered player whose claim to fame was an ownership of the 4th court quarter (not as as an HC), a great recruiter (in spite of flaws recently uncovered), and one of the most acclaimed Defensive Coordinators that ever graced a coaching cap at the U. And lastly but not LEAST, he did us proud by representing the U well in being a starter for the NFL Dallas Cowboys in his rookie season.

    One camp needs to stop the denial of the good in Shannon legacy, and quit castigating those that want to illustrate the good in some parts of Shannon Methodology. Methodology as one camp would have it, as yielding the fertile crop leading to Al Golden jewels to champlonships’ runs in the new current era unfolding.

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

    Speed, I agree with you about the camps but Shannon was an avg. LB, an average recruiter and a horrible HC.

    His only strength was DC and/or position coach in his defensive scheme.

  208. Jacory really is delusional. and i still like him as a QB, but no heisman talk or skimming the playbook talk please. every interview he does is cringe worthy. in hindsight… Randy knew what he was doing by not letting Jacory talk to the media anymore.

  209. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    But this team is full of POTENTIAL AND TALENT.

    I will agree with that. And Team Golden will mine it and mold it into shape.

    Shannon’s recruiting momentum was about to crash this year though. He had three solid classes but didn’t develop any of them.

  210. avatar
    speedwrecks says:

    “I kind of want him to go to Bethune…”

    Be careful what you ask for. This is J12 fourth year at UM starting January 2011. He could transfer to another D1 school on Miami schedule (Ohio State) with his Bachelor in hand.

    We know j12 has that knack for Entertainment. He can opt to go to Clown College for post baccalaureate degree to enroll at FSU. We offer no such degree nor have have a circus school. At OSU, he could start for at least 5 games and surely “we can play against him”! HAHA

    Vg

  211. DZ8 says:
    February 18, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    Has FAMU ever had a Heisman Trophy Candidate?
    //////////////////////////

    lol

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