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Golden Honors Seniors at Annual Awards Banquet

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On Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Football Awards Banquet held at Parrot Jungle Island.  While I usually start every recap of a Hurricane Club, etc. event in this manner, I  cannot emphasize enough how attending this event was a true pleasure.  From start to finish, this normally fun event was transformed into a touching, thought-provoking, and inspiring 3 hours spent with ‘Canes family. 

For those of you who haven’t been to an awards banquet before, please let me enlighten you on the norm:  a brief reception with food that football players like (read: junk food) where you are crammed into a small space staring in wonder at how many plates of fried chicken the offensive linemen can eat, and then herded to another room where you sit in folding chairs and hear the beloved Don Bailey Jr. rattle off the winners of the awards while you observe certain coaches looking around awkwardly (Nix), quarterbacks who don’t associate with the rest of the team (Marve), and an athletic director (Hocutt) unceremoniously announce the new head coach that is promised to bring the ‘Canes back to prominence (Golden).  While I have attended this event every year that it has been held since I was a student, I rarely walked away with the “warm fuzzies.”

Enter Al Golden.  Like so many events and [new and old] traditions in the last year since he was announced as the new coach of the ‘Canes, Golden has taken things that we have complacently learned to accept about our beloved football program and turned the average into extraordinary.  If how he transformed this event is any indication of what he will do to our football team, we are truly in for the best years ever, ‘Canes fans.

Instead of having this event on campus or in a hotel where a quinceanera is simultaneously taking place, Golden moved this event to the Tree Top Ballroom at Parrot Jungle, the same place where the UM Sports Hall of Fame holds its induction dinner.  Instead of fried chicken, we had passed hors d’oeuvres for the reception and a sit-down three-course luncheon featuring two-carving stations. 

Instead of the players simply receiving their awards and rushing out, those in attendance were treated with a series of videos, one being a really touching video featuring the team set to a country song that everyone knew but me, clips compiled of the players goofily singing the song “Build Me Up Buttercup” (this was my favorite part of the luncheon, absolutely hysterical and made me fall in love with our team all over again), and a video recap of every game this season. 

Instead of huddling at a table with friends from the Palm Beach ‘Canes Club, I was directed to a table.  When I first arrived at my table, I saw a [stunning] girl and I asked if she would watch my purse and hold my seat while I walked around and took pictures of the framed jerseys [which I later learned were gifts from Golden to the seniors].  While I was up, I had the chance to meet Travis Benjamin’s proud family posing with his jersey and I was so touched by how excited they were to be there to honor “The Blur” that I asked if I could take a picture for this article. 

When I returned to my seat, I started making small talk with the girl who was watching my purse.  It turned out that this smart and funny girl who I was talking to is Sean Spence’s girlfriend, Dekilia.  Moments after, a member of my ‘Canes fam (whose duct tape saved my tent for the FSWho tailgate) Sherri, arrived at my table and Brandon Washington came over to say hello and give us hugs. Soon, we started chatting with the ladies across the table.  I learned that one of the charming ladies we were speaking to lives right outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas, where my mom is from and we started chatting about that part of the country and how much of an adjustment it is coming from there to Miami – and then I realized I was speaking to Tyler Horn’s mom Dawn, aka, my new tailgate buddy for the 2012 season, and his lovely girlfriend. 

I tell this story not to brag or name drop, but rather, as an illustration of how special the ‘Canes family is.  We are not a fan base with barriers to accessing the coaches, the players, their families, etc.  We are a fan base that can all sit at a table together and break bread and laugh and cry and share what the 2011 season meant to us.  My experience is not special or unique in any regard.  Anyone who takes the time to support this program in the same manner will be rewarded with the same types of special experiences.  I think Al Golden knows this about our ‘Canes family, and that is why tables across the room had players and their families interspersed.  It is hard not to feel a connection to these players when you are sitting with them and their families and it is that connection that keeps fans coming back, to live vicariously through these young men Saturday after Saturday, season after season.

After we finished our tasty lunch, the awards ceremony got underway.  First, young men who participated in a mentorship program were presented with an award and the mentees told the large crowd how people like Chase Ford and Luther Robinson gave them meaning to their lives and a reason to keep going.  I think that was the 3rd time tears came to my eyes during the event.  It was truly touching and inspiring to know that with all these young men do on the field and in the classroom, they are also taking time to better the community and enrich the lives of other young people.  I wish THAT was the kind of stuff that Mark May would bring up about the University of Miami, because actions like those truly embody while I love the school and the team so much, and it is a side that few people know.

Next, my brother from another mother, Don Bailey, Jr. announced the individual recipients of each award [listed below], which was accompanied by a brief video presentation about that player (also new).  It is no secret that the entire senior class was awarded the MVP award because, as Al Golden explained, each one of them has helped lay the foundation for what the Miami Hurricanes football team will evolve into with the coming years.  Each player was awarded his framed jersey. 

To conclude the luncheon, Al Golden took the podium and personally and individually thanked everyone involved with the team this year, including wives and children.  Then, and this was especially touching, Coach Golden individually spoke about each one of his seniors.  Between hilarious Jersey Shore references, calling Joel Figueroa the “Patriarch” of the team, which was met with much laughter, and learning that John Calhoun (who is entering law school in the fall) earned the name “The Juice Box” by always riling the players up in the huddle by asking “Who’s got THE JUICE?!!?”, you could tell the love and admiration that Golden and these players share.  In contrast to coaches like Nick Saban who step over a convulsing player to sit alone in his office, you could see that Golden and these young men share all sorts of private jokes and that they have a relationship that will last beyond the University of Miami.  I only wish that every recruit could see that.

In the end, I reluctantly left, looking back several times at these senior players that would never wear the orange and green (on the field anyway) again.  I thought about all the promise many of these players had, the pressure we put on them to resurrect our team, and how much of the criticism we laid upon them in the last couple of years wasn’t really fair given the cards they were dealt at UM.  Although I am very excited for the future and new blood like Randy “Duke” Johnson to be scoring touchdowns at Sun Life with only one shoe on, the 2011 seniors will always hold a special place in my heart.  Thank you for dedicating your lives over the past few years to our common love.  I wish all of these young men the best of luck wherever their paths may lead, whatever their futures hold.  May they always have the orange and green blood pumping through their veins as they do now, and never lose sight of the lessons they learned in Coral Gables. 

2011 Football Awards Banquet Winners:

  • Hard Hitter Award:  Harland Gunn
  • The Mariutto Family Scholar Athlete Award:  Spencer Whipple
  • Community Service Man of the Year Award:  Joel Figueroa
  • Strength Training Athlete of the Year Award:  Mike James
  • Albert Bentley Most Valuable Walk-On Award:  Chris Ivory
  • Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player:  Tommy Streeter
  • Walt Kichefski Hurricane Award:  Tyler Horn
  • University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero Award:  Eric Lichter
  • Training Room Comeback Player of the Year Award:  Shayon Green
  • Hurricane Media “Good Guy” Award:  Laron Byrd
  • 2011 Captains Awards:  (1) Jacory Harris; (2) Tyler Horn; (3) Jo Jo Nicolas; (4) Sean Spence
  • Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation & Spirit:  John Calhoun
  • Melching Leadership Award:  Jo Jo Nicolas
  • U Respect Award:  Marcus Robinson
  • Scout Team Player of the Year Award:  Ben Jones & Dallas Crawford
  • Newcomer of the Year Award:  Denzel Perryman
  • Defensive Most Valuable Player:  Sean Spence
  • Offensive Most Valuable Player:  Jacory Harris
  • Special Teams Most Valuable Player:  Andrew Swasey and Jake Wieclaw
  • The Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player Award:  the 25 members of the senior class

To compare this year’s winners with the 2010 class, click here.

  1. awesome

  2. avatar
    east st louis cane says:

    That was nice Go Canes

  3. BG, I noticed you link. Did Ray Ray commit to the draft?

  4. Delray.

    Not yet. So far all we know are Streeter and Forston

  5. kudos to Al Golden for bringing class and dignity to the Cane Program. Donna Shalala has set the tone for academics being #1 and Al Golden will close the circle for the athletes. UMiami will graduate fine, inspriational young men with a future to look forward to even if Football doesn’t end up being their “career” . Shame on the athletes who leave the program early. How do you walk away from a college degree? We only have room for Student-Athletes at Miami….

  6. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Great write up Mary.

    I have no doubt brighter days are ahead of us!

  7. Nice article!

  8. Trophies for EVERYONE!!

    Funny thing happened this weekend.

    A friend was going to buy me a jersey for my bday. They asked me if I would wear one and I told them probably not. I’m just not the jersey wearing guy.

    Then they asked me what # I would want and who is my favorite player on the team.

    I didn’t have an answer…

    How sad is that.

    Said a lot about the state of this program.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  9. Canez1….I hear ya..I cant think of a favorite player neither lol

  10. C1.

    Just ride the tails of one of the young bucks. My favorite player is #52!

  11. LOL C1 reminded me of PeeWee football.

    I got Sailor #85 (not that he’s worn it… he’s not really a jersey guy either). Hopefully Dorsett keeps the number…

  12. For the lazy among you who didn’t click the link, and/or those with short memories:

    ■Mariutto Family Scholarship Award: Pat Hill
    ■Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation, and Spirit: Colin McCarthy
    ■Dale Melching Leadership Award: Pat Hill
    ■Unsung Hero Award: Ryan Hill and Orlando Franklin
    ■Community Service Men of the Year Award: Brandon Harris and Jacory Harris
    ■Training Room Comeback Player of the Year: Graig [COOOOOOP!] Cooper
    ■Media Good Guy Award: Damien Berry
    ■U Respect Award: Josh Holmes
    ■Scout Team Players of the Year; Defense: Nate Gholston and Sean Goldstein
    ■Scout Team Players of the Year; Offense: Storm Johnson and Corey White
    ■Hard Hitter Award: Colin McCarthy
    ■Special Teams Player of the Year: Matt Bosher
    ■Strength Training Athlete of the Year: Allen Bailey
    ■Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player; Defense: Vaughn Telemaque
    ■Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player; Offense: Richard Gordon
    ■Walk Kichefski Hurricane Award (for Commitment, Consistency, Work Ethic): Brandon Harris
    ■Albert Bentley Most Valuable Walk-On Award: Chris Ivory
    ■Newcomer of the Year Award: Seantrel Henderson
    ■Jack Harding Award (MVP); Defense: Sean Spence
    ■Jack Harding Award (MVP); Offense: Leonard Hankerson

  13. Nice first, Splarfy! Orange or green?

    Welcome, UMike! We’ve missed you!!!

    Thanks for commenting, mbtomaro, and welcome to EOTH!

  14. Calvin says:
    December 12, 2011 at 12:08 PM
    autumn says:
    December 12, 2011 at 2:18 AM
    ***Walt Kichefski Hurricane Award – Tyler Horn
    . . . this is?

    ***U of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero Award – Erik Lichter
    . . . huh? . . . i wonder why?

    ***Training Room Comeback Player of the Year – Shayon Green
    . . . you can have a training room comeback?
    . . . i guess next year they’ll be having “spring practice comeback player”
    . . . maybe even “breakfast eating comeback player”

    ***Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation and Spirit – John Calhoun
    . . . calhoun? no shit!!

    ***U Respect Award – Marcus Robinson
    . . . meaning what?

    ***Jack Hardin Team’s Most Outstanding Player – Graduating Class of 25 Seniors
    . . . i see canez1 was handing out the awards

    okay jsq – you were at the awards ceremony (or?) . . . maybe you can enlighten here?
    ////////////////////////////////

    This banquet seems to have taking on it’s direction from the ncaa, they handing out awards now like they handing out bowl games!

  15. JSQ..thanks..miss you guys to. Is it cool to post twitter updates here as I get them? Love the blog..trying to catch up on old articles..also..good work bg

  16. lol Calvin..we do it with youth football to…try to get as many players involved..idk if that is their point..but thats why we do it lol

  17. UMike.

    Thanks. Good to see you.

  18. ChrisFreet Chris Freet
    Congrats to Anthony Chickillo (2nd team) and Denzel Perryman (first team) Yahoo Sports Freshman All-America Honors

  19. Go right ahead, UMike! Thanks!

  20. Mike whats going on my dude??

    BG LOL that was the first dude that came to mind. I love what that kid brings but scared to hook my hitch to him so early on.

    KL LOL I like Dosett too.

    The question just kind of took me by surprise.

    Spence too I guess if I had to choose.

    I was like WTF?!?!?!?!

    There were two Gaytor fans at the party. Needless to say I was throwing some gas on that fiery convo.

    Sounds like Muschump has one more year to right that hoopty or there will be a plank walking for the old boy.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  21. Orange, por favor. Gracias!

  22. Will be interesting to see what Sumlin does at Texas A&M in the SEC

  23. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Gorten is tripping on Twitter.

    Guy can’t stop slurping Tebow. I thought his beat was the canes. Anyway, funny exchange between himself and me.

    At least he was nice enough to respond to my taunts:

    Gorten: “Someone should tell #Urlacher that “good running back” completed 18-of-24 passes in 4th Q & OT. What does that say about him and #Bears D?”

    Me: @CanesX3:  “WOW – sensitive. Now take off your # 15 jersey you sleep in & get to work covering the canes”

    Gorten: “It doesn’t matter which player Urlacher said that about. It’s disrespectful and classless.”

    Me: @CanesX3:    “ok Steve – just relax before you stroke out defending Timmy’s virtue and honor. It’s just a game & he just called him an RB”

  24. Nice write up jsq

    Bennie whose cj holtons cuz?

  25. lol CanesCanesCanes….Canez1….everything is good…just finished my first year as a youth head coach..we went 0-7 lol….I got shafted in the “draft”..but super excited about what I learned and looking forward to next year

  26. Good Lord now that the crocs suck, they have no OC, their Head Coach is once again a head case, both of their old head coaches betrayed them, and St. Timmy doing well in the pros is ALL THEY HAVE, they have really gotten sensitive!

  27. BG also great work on the recruiting blog.

    It will be interesting to see who we wind up with.

    IMO there will definitely be some fallout to come. Not as much as you would expect with sanctions looming tho. Props to the staff for holding it together.

    Northrup worries me. I will be upset if we lose him because I think he is a star.

    There will also be some current cats asked to seek shelter. Still a lot of fat to be trimmed.

    We need to finish strong.

    Busy time of the year. I have 4 holiday parties to attend this week alone. Da fug!

    Delfrisco’s in NYC at Rockefeller plaza tonight. Looking forward to this one.

    Mmmmmmmm steak.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  28. Mmmmm Delfriscos . . .

    Bg, I know I say to to you personally but I don’t think I said it publicly: Amazing job as always on the recruiting specials. You have a gift!!!

  29. jsq – you said you’d answer my awards question

    . . . actually, you didn’t

    . . . but you know what, this article is an incredibly well-written, wonderful, feel-really-the-fukk good, passionate, kick-ass, (+ a bunch of other verbs, adjectives & adverbs) article,

    . . . that i’m gonna give you a pass and not go legalistic on you

    seriously – you really did the banquet justice . . . and i thoroughly enjoyed reading about it

    love that sean “dakiller” spence has a girlfriend named “dekilia” (love that name!!)

    umike – welcome!

  30. Lol, thanks, Autumn!

    Let me know what I didn’t answer and I will do my best to inform!

  31. By the way Autumn, I know you are a big fan of the allCanes blog so I thought you would be happy to know Harry and I are working on some cross-promotion.

    They have invited me to start writing for their blog in the coming months (you know, because I have so much free time . . .) and I want to get them over here too!

  32. Also, it is Keely for short on Spence’s gf, but I was afraid I would misspell it so I found her on Facebook and used her full name.

  33. Also, Tyler Horn’s mom, Dawn = f@cking awesome.

  34. Brandon Washington is quickly becoming my favorite favorite.

    He might even get the title of Mr. Teddy Bear the II. Such a sweetheart, that baby face, the best hugs.

    Mr. Teddy Bear I plays for the Ravens now.

  35. JSQ.

    Thanks means a lot to me. I sent you part II today and part III by Wednesday. No gift! Just watch and know what you are looking at. Kids can play or they can’t, ISH AIN’T HARD (In my Compton voice)! HAHAHA!

  36. Mike I coached Jr Pee Wee football for 7 yrs.

    Best times of my life. I just don’t have the time anymore.

    The kids that wanted to be there loved me (No Slambuttsky), and the kids whose parents forced them to be there hated me cause I broke their balls.

    I used to make an announcement to the parents every year that I am not your babysitter. If your kids want to play football I will support them. If they do not and aren’t interested I will make their lives miserable.

    The kids that fugged around I used to just make them run all night so they weren’t wasting everyone’s time.

    Homey don’t play that.

    Funny thing is you can pick out the little jerkoff’s parents right off the bat. The bad apples don’t fall far from the tree.

    Keep up the good work my man. They will appreciate it forever.

    I still remember my Pee Wee coaches and what they did for me.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  37. Speaking of recruiting and Compton, I was just thinking last night about how Ricky got his SAT scores right for USC right before . . . [JSQ starts sniffling].

    I know it’s just a movie, but I think it sent a message that some of these kids could learn from today – you can do anything you set your mind to if you work hard enough.

  38. And it is a gift, bg! Don’t be so modest! OWN IT! ;-)

  39. Canez1…your right about the parents..amazing some of these parents..but I took note and will make sure to have a parent meeting the very first practice. We had a “draft”, and I go shafted..got all the smaller, younger kids because I didnt know any and I was suppose to just be an assistant. The league officials didnt care because it wwas their last year…we didnt win a single game..but we got better. It was crazy..we didnt win, but the parents keep telling me how much fun their kids were having and some kids said they wanted to only play for me next year. Was very awesome. I learned so much being thrown to the wolves like that

  40. JSQ..I got a gift…it allows me to work at home sitting on my lazy azz..this allows me to copy and paste from twitter almost all day lol

  41. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    UMike – great to see you around!

    bg is doing a great job keeping us up to date on the recruiting front

    Don’t underestimate the impact you can have on kids lives. I learned about not quitting playing football.

  42. hurricanesports HurricaneSports
    Congratulations to @MiamiWBB, who jumped from No. 9 to No. 7 in the newest AP Poll released on Monday

  43. ■Scout Team Players of the Year; Offense: Storm Johnson and Corey White
    /////////////////////////////////

    This doesnt look too promising for ben jones, but i’m rooting for scarface brother!

  44. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Canez1
    December 12, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    There were two Gaytor fans at the party. Needless to say I was throwing some gas on that fiery convo.

    Sounds like Muschump has one more year to right that hoopty or there will be a plank walking for the old boy.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^
    Rofl

    U throw gas on a fire??? Never!!!

     u retarded

    Lol

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  46. UMike says:
    December 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM
    lol Calvin..we do it with youth football to…try to get as many players involved..idk if that is their point..but thats why we do it lol
    //////////////////////////////

    The hell with that, i’m quite sure many people on this blog came up when mainly the person/people who deserved to get an award got it(that’s how the standard was set) and the ones who didn’t get one, knew what they had to do, elevate. These days, seems like every function you go to, it reminds me of the couples who get married just so they can have a big wedding, the big wedding turns out successful but the marriage is an………………………EPIC FAIL, (for Canez1, rofl). You got people who seem to be infactuated with just being able to hand out alot of awards, seems like people just actually found out they can by trophies and award whatever & whoever the hell they want too.

    In order to get these guys to stop being fragile mentally, stop handing out “the best toliet bowl cleaner award” quit rewarding underachievers!

    All these new rules, specifically the “no celebrating rules” all started by losers and cry baby headcoaches, complaining about the winning team. Trying to tell winners how they should act. HEY, how about you become a winning team and show the teams you don’t like how to act.

    I remember a guy telling me years ago, they had coaches who always told em ‘Look, act like you been there” i use to laugh and tell, what kind of dumb azz statement is that, no wonder yall are losers, the lead man is breeding actors, we don’t act, we official and show up that way.

    Cause this guy was trying to down us and the way we played on the field in the 80′s and 90′s and use to tell, don’t matter how yall feel, you don’t like it, stop it. Otherwise, get the hell away from me with that cry baby azz shat man!

  47. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Canez1
    December 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM
    Mike I coached Jr Pee Wee football for 7 yrs.

    Best times of my life. I just don’t have the time anymore.

    ^^^^^^

    Prob another “coach holla alot”

    Lol

  48. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    That talk about Muschamp is real. Talking to peeps I work with that are graduates and boosters, according to them, he has 1-2 years to show some significant improvement, or the pressure to cut him loose will be overwhwlming. Another 6-6 next year, or worse, and he might be gone after just two years.

    Worthwhile noting since according to several tweets I’ve read he’s really doing some negative recruiting in SFL against us.

  49. InsideTheU InsideTheU.com
    #BreakingNews — RB Lamar Miller Informs InsideTheU He is Leaving UM for the NFL Draft miami.247sports.com/Article/Miller… via @247Sports

  50. CanesCanesCanes

    Mike Davis..the 4 Star Rb recruit said on his twitter that Muschump flat out lied to him and his family

  51. Muschump looks like the before picture with plastic surgery, Al Golden the after.

    No one need listen to that ugly mug.

    They have the same record as us with supposedly all these #1 recruiting classes, we did it racked with suspensions and no secondary.

  52. Sailor, MiniMe and I were at the WWB game on Saturday… man, they’re good! MiniMe had absolutely the best time watching Riquna Williams and the rest of the team play (she likes basketball a LOT more than football lol) plus she hung out with Sebastian some during the game. It’s too bad our fan base doesn’t support them like they deserve, especially considering how cheap the tickets are. Coach Meier is super intense on the & fun to watch too.

  53. We should send this to all our 2012 recruits!!!

  54. Thanks, Bill, and welcome to EOTH! Thanks for commenting!

  55. All Miami recruits should be left with a copy of Cane Mutiny and a 30 for 30 dvd lol

  56. I don’t know, UMike, I think that might be part of the problem. I think some of these kids think they can walk in here and no matter how much the team sucks, the NFL will be automatic for them so they don’t have to worry about working too hard. Entitlement.

    Recent history of underperforming ‘Canes going on to be great in the NFL doesn’t exactly help us here.

  57. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Yea UMike I saw something about that. Not surprised, Chump seems like an out-of-control and clueless con-man/hack. Urban always came off as a beady eyed lying weasel (although a good coach, except his last 2 years). Looks like Chump is not too good at lying or coaching, tho he tries to do both.

    lol at your last few comments, JSQ

    KL – I’m really trying to have an attitude adjustment about ladies basketball. Never been into it, but you’re right, they deserve our support. I might take one of my daughters next game.

  58. JSQ….i can sorta agree with that..but in Cane Mutiny it talks so much about working hard because the next guys was ready to take your spot..THAT might scare some kids away lol

  59. SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    Lamar Miller to NFL. Expected. Coach Golden has been recruiting for weeks to fill the need. We will bring in 3 RBs this year. #NFL #Draft

  60. I’m with Cal. F that nonsense.

    http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0906/epic-fail-epic-fail-online-dating-demotivational-poster-1244871462.jpg

    NAsh LMAO! I was more like this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjbNBvO06I

    Ya they were not happy. Trying to think about a Gaytor offense that has been that miserable with that kind of talent.

    Then they started going in on Brantley. I was dyin.

    Like I said, the football players loved me. The bytchass queers did not.

    Weed out the weak hookers.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  61. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    JSQ
    December 12, 2011 at 2:55 PM
    I don’t know, UMike, I think that might be part of the problem. I think some of these kids think they can walk in here and no matter how much the team sucks, the NFL will be automatic for them so they don’t have to worry about working too hard. Entitlement.

    Recent history of underperforming ‘Canes going on to be great in the NFL doesn’t exactly help us here.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    Right on the $$$$$$

    And current coaches need to stop playing that card too coz ain’t but 2 coaches on this staff coached former canes in the league AT THIS MOMENT!!!

  62. UMike I’m with JSQ on the entitlement thing especially as it relates to the 30 for 30 special.

    CCC for $7.00 you get half-court seats (they’re all GA so they’re first come) and one heck of a show. Sailor is already talking about taking MiniMe to her second game on Friday while I’m away picking up KLjr from Trailernasty.

  63. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    That is dirt cheap

  64. Nashvillecane says:
    December 12, 2011 at 2:29 PM
    Canez1
    December 12, 2011 at 1:02 PM
    Mike I coached Jr Pee Wee football for 7 yrs.

    Best times of my life. I just don’t have the time anymore.

    ^^^^^^

    Prob another “coach holla alot”

    Lol
    ///////////////////////////

    rofl, what was the record!

  65. I’m planning on hitting up some Women’s Basketball game this spring as well.

    Not really a fan of the sport since I was in high school, but I want to show support.

  66. “They’re creating one big family on South Beach and I’m excited to be a part of it,” Gadbois said. “I took this visit really to recruit other kids and bring them with me. Obviously I worked on Eddie Goldman, the kid is absolutely massive. He could be a big-time player right away for us. I think he likes us but everything is shaky with him because he’s such a big recruit. I think we have a good shot of getting P.J. (Williams) from FSU, a really good shot of getting Denico (Autry) from junior college. I think we have a good shot at a lot of kids to be honest because it’s Miami. Miami’s paradise all the time and I told them that straight up. Not everything will be great when they get here but it’s still a great place to be. Yea you’re going to be homesick and you’ll be working harder than you have before. When you do that, it’s like your body is in another whole world.”

    The other thing Gadbois wanted to accomplish this weekend was hanging out with his future teammates on the offensive line.

    “I got Shane McDermott as a host again, I actually requested him,” Gadbois said. “We’re buds, he’s a hard working guy and a football player so we have the same interests. I also hung out with Malcolm Bunche and Brandon Linder constantly. They filled me in on what I need to be prepared for with my conditioning. That’s just another stepping stone for me at Miami.”

    Gadbois isn’t bashful about where he sees the program going, guaranteeing a national title in the near future.

    “We will win a national title in the next two years and if you want to write that down, I promise it’s going to happen,” Gadbois said. “I’d put money on that actually. Have you met Coach Golden? He’s the most amazing, influential man in college football. People will come to recognize that once we’re winning 10, 12, 13, 14 games a year and fighting for national championships. The talent in Florida is just ridiculous so the opportunity is definitely there.”

    no.2 Juco prospect (Gerald Bowman) has put Miami in his top 3 along with OU & USC. Kid wants early PT.

  67. SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    UCF QB Jeff Godfrey will transfer from UCF and is hoping that Miami shows interest. I doubt it. UM seems full at QB. http://ow.ly/7X1vH

  68. UMike says:
    December 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM
    SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    UCF QB Jeff Godfrey will transfer from UCF and is hoping that Miami shows interest. I doubt it. UM seems full at QB. http://ow.ly/7X1vH
    /////////////////////////////

    Welp, if he wants to come back home, it’s all good, and the fact that he knows morris and ryan williams are here already and he stills wants to come on board, than when you add preston dewey and crew, the only thing that makes sense is the fact that we are recruiting david thompson so replace him with with em, but other than that, if he comes in, there will definitely be a log jam at qb!

  69. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Hey 6ix

    Godfrey over Crow?

  70. cal – this is one of the best words i’ve ever seen: “infactuated”

    . . . that’s easily a 5-star creation

    . . . well-done!!

    (i love new words . . . create new german ones all the time)

  71. Nashvillecane
    December 12, 2011 at 4:06 PM

    Hey 6ix

    Godfrey over Crow?

    From all the stats and things Ive read about Crow..he isnt that good..a lot of INTs against weak competition..but i am not a coach lol

  72. JSQ
    December 12, 2011 at 12:52 PM
    Lol, thanks, Autumn!

    Let me know what I didn’t answer and I will do my best to inform!
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    here you go:
    ***U of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero Award – Erik Lichter
    . . . huh? . . . i wonder why?

    ***Training Room Comeback Player of the Year – Shayon Green
    . . . you can have a training room comeback?
    . . . i guess next year they’ll be having “spring practice comeback player”
    . . . maybe even “breakfast eating comeback player”

    ***Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation and Spirit – John Calhoun
    . . . calhoun? no shit!!

    ***U Respect Award – Marcus Robinson
    . . . meaning what?

  73. JSQ
    December 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    By the way Autumn, I know you are a big fan of the allCanes blog so I thought you would be happy to know Harry and I are working on some cross-promotion.

    They have invited me to start writing for their blog in the coming months (you know, because I have so much free time . . .) and I want to get them over here too!
    <<<<<<<<<<<

    yes – GREAT news

    you're both great writers with thoughts/ideas that i always agree with

    you two'll be a good combo wherever

  74. PhillyCane
    December 12, 2011 at 12:41 PM
    Nice write up jsq

    Bennie whose cj holtons cuz?

    ———

    Nigel Bradham from FSU.

  75. autumn says:
    December 12, 2011 at 4:07 PM
    cal – this is one of the best words i’ve ever seen: “infactuated”

    . . . that’s easily a 5-star creation

    . . . well-done!!

    (i love new words . . . create new german ones all the time)
    ////////////////////////////////

    That’s part of how webster started off and got paid, just keep sticking around, theirs more to come!

  76. bg1906
    December 12, 2011 at 12:14 PM

    C1.

    Just ride the tails of one of the young bucks. My favorite player is #52!
    ———————–

    Hell yeah. me too!

  77. e kids that wanted to be there loved me (No Slambuttsky), and the kids whose parents forced them to be there hated me cause I broke their balls.
    ————

    lmmfao @ “no slambuuttsky”,, llololol hahahahaaha……….WHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY???????????????

  78. Hurri, you see somebody running from them body shots saturday night and he seriously was trying to call out mayweather, lol. Although it was obvious that ref was out of his league the one thing that was certain, he let lamont be physical, wasn’t to many breaking up. khan was running but i gotta give em credit though, he eventually did have to start stadning in there and fight. lamont gave eme that body work and he didn’t want no more. It was also obvious, khan picked the wrong city to fight in. it was one of the funnier fights for me to see, you could tell khan thought it was going to be a cake walk.

    And the funny thing is, merchant actually seemed to like lamont or at least lamont might be his sort of redemption project cause he damyum show wasn’t being ridiculous with em. i do like how when khan said “i was the cleaner fighter in their” he cut em off and said something like boxing is not determined by who was the cleanest fighter, etc. etc. lol. I havent’ seen a boxer do that much running since de la hoya fought trinidad!

    Also, people don’t wanna give floyd credit but he’s the 2nd person i seen almost knock de la hoya out, ike quartey was the 1st 1, lol.

  79. smillerdegnan Susan Miller Degnan
    #Canes coach Al Golden said DE Anthony Chickillo had minor outpatient surgery

  80. caneswatch Jorge Milian
    Golden said departures of Miller, Streeter creates opportunities for incoming freshmen.

    smillerdegnan Susan Miller Degnan
    #Canes coach Al Golden just said #UM WR Allen Hurns had shoulder surgery. Status unknown for spring.

  81. here you go:
    ***U of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero Award – Erik Lichter
    . . . huh? . . . i wonder why?

    _________________________________

    Apparently this guy was really motivating at Greentree practices.

    ***Training Room Comeback Player of the Year – Shayon Green
    . . . you can have a training room comeback?
    . . . i guess next year they’ll be having “spring practice comeback player”
    . . . maybe even “breakfast eating comeback player”

    Graig Cooper got this last year – it means you were injured a lot but didn’t quit

    ***Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation and Spirit – John Calhoun
    . . . calhoun? no shit!!

    re-read the article – or just hit Control + F and type in “juice”

    ***U Respect Award – Marcus Robinson
    . . . meaning what?

    Meaning the dude played every position on defense asked of him and he is a hard worker

  82. Hurns’ arm was in a sling on Saturday and Chik was on crutches

  83. JSQ
    December 12, 2011 at 5:40 PM
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    hmmmm good answers

    though i don't understand how yelling "who's got the juice" gets you an award

    . . . a "plumer" award

    ". . . he put in his thumb
    and pulled out a plum
    and said,
    "what a good boy am i"

  84. Ohhhh, Autumn . . .

    Anyway, apparently Calhoun psyched players up in the huddle. They all were nodding emphatically about the story.

    It was cute, they seem to have their private jokes and during lunch, while Golden was taking notes for his speech, they would turn back and say something to him and he would crack a smile and they would laugh.

    Seems the most like a family and real team than I have ever seen. It was really really nice to see.

    I really hope the “Build me up Buttercup” video makes it on Youtube. That was one of the most hilarious and adorable things I have ever seen.

  85. well, i’m checking out now

    . . . but i want to say again jsq, the blog today was great; did me good

    thank you

    (and yes, you’ve got me hoping for a “buttercup” youtube appearance also)

  86. JSQ
    December 12, 2011 at 6:07 PM
    Ohhhh, Autumn . . .
    <<<<<<<<<<

    p.s. you're very right with that "ohhhhhh, . . . "

    . . . my comments were totally "non-lol"

    . . . too many hours tonight updating my website and making approximately
    eighty eleven mistakes

    . . . i'm just proud that once more i managed not to stick my fist thru the computer

  87. sgorten Steve Gorten
    Golden “I’m sure there r [recruits] out there watching this from their living room saying I could have an even bigger impact than I thought”

  88. Mary, what a good time you had, very well done!Love you, See you soon

  89. Cal,

    Although I had Khan by a point, Peterson was RIPPING them body shots. I knew that LP was gonna be trouble. He’s just one of those guys with a dogged style. Throwback style. You can tell what region he’s from, and fights out of. That was a solid example of drive and determination, overcoming talent and natural ability. Kinda like how the UVA, VT, BC, etc. continue to smack us.
    I’ve got a better appreciation for AK’s fighting spirit too. He’s still got some amateurish habits he could stand to clean up, but ockie’s got some goods too be a multi-time champ.
    That ref definitely was on some dumb sh!t, and he should do more low-pro fights, before he sniffs another title fight….But pushing IS illegal, and he DID tell AK about five times to chill. He just played too big a role in that fight. I loathe that sh!t. Best refs in the biz stay outta sight, and my favorites gotta be Steve Smoger and Vic Dracyulich (?). Also, the tall cat that worked Lewis-Tyson is pretty thorough.

    You said you didn’t like Khan’s fleet feet….How’d you feel about Cotto’s twinkle-toes?

    Running or good footwork……?

  90. Love you, Mom!

    Sigh. What a day.

    5 briefs filed.

    Boss is prepared to settle 2 cases.

    105 hours billed already in the month of December.

    10 days until vacation!

    [JSQ walks out of firm humming "We Are the Champions"]

  91. Godfrey…Good Ball Player

    5’11 is hurting him for a pro system. Be interesting to see if we roll the dice.

  92. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Bg – any thoughts on Godfrey playing a different position? WR?

  93. Cx3.

    No chance, he’s not open to that. He wants to play QB and he is a QB, just a short one! ;-)

  94. A few tidbits…

    Denico Autry says Tennssee or Mississippi State
    Travell Dixon has decided on Alabama
    Mike Davis I say is going to be a no go, he doesn’t see very interested
    Gerald Bowman loved the trip but I think is a USC/OU battle
    Goldman Bama lean
    Tracy Howard FSU lean but if they lose Stoops that could have an impact
    Deion Bush too close to call Alabama/Miami/Auburn all right there. Auburn DC hire could have impact and Bama is getting tight with #’s (scholarships) in the secondary I’ve heard

  95. Bg, what’s ^ with Lockhart?

  96. Bg,

    Mike Davis a no go?? Damn I was hoping, really like more now that Miller’s gone.

    Where’s he leaning?

  97. I personally dont want Mike Davis..if you follow his twitter you will see why..kid is VERY full of himself..at least in my opinion

  98. What’s up BG1906?
    I’m not trying to be negative here, but with all these underclassmen all declaring for the NFL, and most of them not really ready, do you get the feeling that maybe they don’t feel as though this coaching staff would prepare them any better than they currently are? Or do you think it is the players thinking they are better than they really are? Why is it so hard to convince our boys to stay in school one more year?

  99. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Bg what’s up with young stoops leaving fsu?

  100. 850 –

    Seems a majority of the ones we think that should stay are from MNW..

    Lamar.. Well, he has a case. He’s a pretty good runningback, probably top 3 going this year if David Wilson decides to go and he’s DEFINITELY not as rugged as Trent Richardson.

    Might be a diva complex?

  101. UMike,

    Dont know his story or twitter posts but the guy can run. Can you elaborate.

  102. As for Stoops, there are rumors floating that Auburn wants to pay him something like 800K vs the nearly half he’s making at FSU.. Most seem to think he’d rather hold out for a possible HC vacancy at another school, but money does talk.

    at least that’s the consensus around here.

  103. Hurri, cotto was definitely on his skates, especially after he realized the punches coming from margarito was still just about the same. Had that fight gone the distance, margarito would’ve dropped cotto at least once, cause he was still walking thru his punches to break em down.

  104. I could care less about stoops leaving, he’s definitely a good secondary coach as a d-co, he was ok, their defense did improve but nothing top notch. shannon is still one of if not the defensive standard when it comes to d-co’s.

  105. Bennie, from what I’m hearing Ray-Ray and Olivier might be next. Unless some how the Golden one can recruit them to stay.

  106. Eugene Smith, Jeff Godfrey, Jacory Harris…..

    Why do I feel like we lost….?

  107. BoriCane…..he had multiple posts about his highlight tape..how he is on tv, etc etc..just very VERY full of himself..I dont doubt he can run..i just dont know how he will be in the locker room

  108. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Aight Bennie

    Thnx for the info re lil stoops

  109. Manny_Navarro Manny Navarro
    Stoutland spent a long time chatting up #Miramar CB Tracy Howard’s mom. #Bama in hunt for him along with #LSU, #FSU, #UF

  110. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Hurri question for u…

    Before j12 early success, who was letting so fl qbs lead teams at major d1 schools??

    Not saying he is/was better than the other 2 I just think he paved the way for them…jmo

  111. Ray Ray can go.

    Not OV!!!!

    He looked sharp on Saturday. The boy can dress!

  112. Kid Rock is going to be on the 10pm episode of Diners, Drive ins and Dives

  113. Nash,

    I’m taking Tommie Frazier, by default

  114. Ray Ray is one dude that needs to stay. I think ultimately he’ll fit in well with the secondary coach and what he does. Plus once he runs the 40 his stock is going to plummet. Needs to spend a year just speed training all off season. Then after his SR year next year hire Michael Johnson or something to improve it even more.

  115. Hurri.

    All those guys came after j12. The key difference being they were all 3 spread qbs in HS. only j12 played pro set in college. ask NFL scouts the spread is ruining the qb position. very little progression work based of of the 3 step, 5 step, and 7 step drops. everything is shotgun. so only j12 went out if his natural comfort zone. we did not LOSE. we stayed true to OUR formula! F’K the spread!

  116. Nash.

    I honestly don’t care about what happens at FSU. he goes, he goes. he stays, he stays!

  117. mike Davis right now I’d say somewhere in the SEC.

  118. 850.

    Kids come from tough up bringings. hard for them to see a bigger picture. I think they all do think they are better than they are, but circumstance plays a larger role.

  119. Stoutland and Bama making a STRONG push for Howard.

  120. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    IMO

    If Goldie doesn’t land one of the “stud” db’s in his own backyard that will put an *on his recruiting abilities considering that is a major position of need!

  121. Esteban, I’m afraid he’s gonna get some free chicken from Popeyes and post about it on Twitter.

    He’d be a fool to leave, but I’ve been questioning his intelligence this year.

  122. Nash.

    Not true. Listen too much is put on coaches ability to recruit or not recruit. Basically its about being salesman. Are they good salesman or no. BUT at the end of the day, its all about the CONSUMER. These kids go where they WANT to go and good salesman or not you don’t get them all JUST because they are in your backyard. Its not like being in Alabama or Texas where you are State U and the #1 option. We have a Big 3 and then get poached by every major program in the country. So its better to focus on WHO we are able to get and not concern ourselves with who we didn’t UNLESS we made the choice to not actively recruit a kid (like Randy’s regime did). Golden leaves no stone unturned and recruits the kids hard, but as he says, he wants kids that WANT TO BE Miami Hurricanes! Guys like Vince Wilfork and Duke Johnson who don’t care about the depth charts, who the coaches are, the record, or any other bs other than the fact THEY want to be Miami Hurricanes! THAT is what we should be keying on, not who chose to go another way!

  123. ^^^Too many of the Miami is my dream school I’m going to Alabama types! Eff that! If you WANT to be a Cane, Be a Cane, otherwise don’t let the door hit ya!

  124. JSQ….lol…yeah at least it wouldn’t be Church’s if that was the case. would show bad judgement and bad taste.

  125. I’ll tell you another thing that bothers me is grown men tweeting these kids and their families about coming to UM. I’m like BRUH, they ain’t listening to you! What are they going to say, I picked UM because the Fans Tweeted me so much! Leave them people alone and let them live their life! I really hate that, then if the person doesn’t pick YOUR school, then all the posts become negative about said players. The families and players are guilty too because the revel in the fame of being a SOMEBODY! I just think its WACK!

  126. Lol, Esteban!

    Bg, word!

  127. Nashvillecane says:
    December 12, 2011 at 11:34 PM
    IMO

    If Goldie doesn’t land one of the “stud” db’s in his own backyard that will put an *on his recruiting abilities considering that is a major position of need!
    ////////////////////////////////

    We see where sammy watkins went, although had he been able to pull him i would’ve been impressed. Time is ticking!

  128. tweetin sounds gay!

  129. Tis is where we stand currently in recruiting:

    QB:
    Gray Crow, Clearwater (FL) Countryside (3*)
    Preston Dewey, Austin (TX) St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (3*)
    David Thompson, Miami (FL) Westminster (NR)

    RB:
    Duke Johnson, Miami (FL) Norland (4*)
    Danny Dillard, Venice (FL) Venice (3*)

    WR:
    Jontavious Carter, Cordele (GA) Crisp County (3*)
    D’Mauri Jones, Leesburg (FL) Leesburg (3*)
    Herbert Waters, Homestead (FL) Homestead (4*)
    Malcolm Lewis, Miramar (FL) Miramar (4*)
    Angelo Jean-Louis, Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central (4*)

    TE:
    Brandon Holifield, Tallahassee (FL) Godby (3*)

    OL:
    Ereck Flowers, Miami (FL) Norland (3*)
    Taylor Gadbois, Fork Union (VA) Fork Union Military Academy (3*)
    Danny Isidora, Weston (FL) Cypress Bay (3*)

    DE:
    Jelani Hamilton, Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas (4*)
    Dwayne Hoilett, Vero Beach (FL) Vero Beach (3*)
    Jake O’Donnell, Doyelstown (PA) Central Bucks East (3*)

    DT:
    Earl Moore, Tampa (FL) Hillsborough (4*)

    LB:
    Raphael Kirby, Stone Mountain (GA) Stephenson HS (4*)
    Reggie Northrup, Jacksonville (FL) First Coast (4*)
    Josh Witt, Weston (FL) Cypress Bay (3*)
    James Burgess Jr, Homestead (FL) Homestead (3*)
    Gabriel Terry, Wellington (FL) Palm Beach Central (NR)

    CB:
    Larry Hope, Miami (FL) American Heritage (3*)
    Vernon Davis, Miami (FL) Coral Reef (3*)
    Nate Dortch, Ft Myers(FL) South Ft Myers (3*)
    Ladarius Gunter, Fort Scott (KS) Fort Scott C.C. (3*)

    S:
    Rayshawn Jenkins, St. Petersburg (FL) Admiral Farragut Academy (3*)

    We really should pass on Brandon Holifield.
    Wait a minute… why am I up looking at this? peace

  130. UChamps.

    Ereck Flowers already got his 4th star. Also all of these will be revised one last time after playoffs and I fully expect Duke Johnson to get a 5th star. Not that it counts for anything! ;-)

  131. ^^^Also Gabriel Terry is a 3 star and Earl Moore is also a 3 star.

  132. Also as far as Holifield, he’s the 2nd team TE and was injured a good deal this year. The 1st team TE is Laith Harlow and he’s going to OU. Both had HORRIBLE stats so its all about POTENTIAL and what they are projected to be on the next level.

  133. That all is directed at UMomentum, not UChamps, my bad homies! HA!

  134. They are doing lap dances for the needy in Chicago. Donate a toy, get a lap dance.

    Make it rain!

  135. JSQ
    December 13, 2011 at 7:12 AM
    They are doing lap dances for the needy in Chicago.
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<

    good idea – do a lap dance for the needy and they won't be thinking how hungry they are

    feelin' a lil needy myself

  136. speaking of allcanes

    . . . nice article if you haven’t seen it yet

    . . . even if it is about “old news”:

    “MILLER HEADED TO THE NFL”
    http://blog.allcanes.com/miller-headed-to-the-nfl

  137. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    I said it once and I will say it again. Josh Witt is a BEAST…Kid is gonna ball.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k6ykry5dcc&feature=youtu.be

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CZrXdXkkvQ&feature=youtu.be

  138. bg…whats your feeling on Northrup?

  139. SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    It gives me heartburn to see some parents attempt to become celebrities during their child’s recruitment. This ain’t “Keeping up with the__”

  140. He’s talking about Shanaynay Howard.

    He ain’t coming here so they can end all the mama drama.

    NEXT!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  141. Not BG but I think Northrup straightens out his act after Golden does the in home visit.

    That is my hope anyway!!

    We haven’t had the best of luck with kids up there.

    I love what this kid brings on the field.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  142. Yeah I’m with C1. I think Northrup sticks and is going to be a good one!

  143. ^^^However it could get interesting if he doesn’t early enroll like we thought he was. THEN him not sticking becomes a real possibility.

  144. C1. Thing is it will all backfire when #3 picks a school NOT the one those FANS want! Learn the hard way!

  145. Solar still fighting the good fight! Thanks UMike for the love. Thought you guys would be interested in seeing this…

    I was told there was a new format at Canespace and to please return and comment.

    Three guys re posting Twitter tweets all day that anyone can get first hand at Twitter faster, while the amount of new bloggers decreases weekly; vs dozens of bloggers speaking their minds on various subjects relating to the University of Miami and many other subjects like it was here in the past makes scratch my head.

    Mh, pb, calvin, cav, Truth, JSQ,canes1,bg1906, canechic excluded from Canespace,

    Six, hurri, daytoncane, KL canefan,autumn,canescanescanes,estaban,
    sailorcane,and others deciding to spend their time at other sports blogs

    VaCane, ocala, djmoonbat, MaryLou, fran, DTC, roach, Alph, old skool,matt,CGNC and others posting 1/4 as much as they did

    has turned Canespace into a very sterile boring reference site to retrieve second hand Twitter news from.

    Look at that list of names again, think about the personality and uniqueness of each and realize there were days when 75 to 100 percent of them percent posted here daily.

    As one of the original 2 members and thinking back on the effort and time I dedicated to this place it DOES indeed make me sad to see it go from something original, to an article link site.

    Posted by: solarcane | December 12, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    solar…I do miss those people and the input..I did not like the overwhelming negativity on certain topics..but the blog does seem kinda dead lately..idk where the happy middle is..just trying to do my part

    Posted by: UMike | December 12, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    umike, you and Ohio and native are all doing great work.

    I too hated the negativity and constant insults between portions of the bloggers.
    I left because of it. Now I get emails every week to check in and see whats happened to the place.

    The thing is the bloggers have to make the blog what it is, the site owner is like a bar tender, he is just the host. A bar tender with too many rules is going to end up with a lot of empty stools.

    Maybe one day there will be a new guy with a new place that will be as fresh and new as Canespace was the first few years, and every Cane fan can get back together

    You guys are doing what you are asked to do and doing a fine job.
    My best to you and Happy Holidays to your family.

    I’ll look in in the off season and see whats up

    Go Canes!

    Posted by: solarcane | December 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM

  146. BG I agree about the EE.

    That is a huge factor here.

    She is in for a huge surprise come signing day when the hate starts flowing.

    She deserves it all.

    And I am with you on the twatter garbage. How ghey is that.

    The thing that really pisses me off is when adults beg kids to follow them.

    How corny is that. Get a fuggin life.

    I can’t take it.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  147. C1.

    No doubt, GETALIFE.COM! HAHAHA!

  148. Hilarious! HAHAHAHA! C1 you’ll love this. Cal and UChamps…Must See!

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhKtYX8GBIn9InA4wt

  149. CJ Holton moved to FB. I wish they moved that mofo off the roster! LOL

  150. I wouldn’t say I was excluded as much as pi$$ed off and stopped posting! lol

    For the record, I don’t give a F if people talk about food/sex metaphors on here, or how people are “groomed” or any of the other stuff that got us deleted over there in the old days, which were a lot of fun.

    Just don’t personally insult people and we’re cool. Bring something else to the table besides your issues. :-)

    Which, for the record, is why I left that other site. I was personally insulted off the blog. Repeatedly.

    So the next time anyone wants to compare me to that dude on a social networking site, you might want to take a look in the mirror.

  151. LOLOL bg thats awesome

  152. JSQ.

    I didn’t even post the rest. Didn’t matter. Just good seeing Solar still fighting! He’s Audi 5K too!

    Philly.

    Hilarious right! Ha! SiriPac!

  153. JSQ
    December 13, 2011 at 10:56 AM
    I wouldn’t say I was excluded as much as pi$$ed off and stopped posting! lol
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<

    yea – that was one weird time over there at canespace

    . . . never understood that he could knock you & truth & mike & randy out of there

    (in the background someone like judy collins singing "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone . . . ")

    . . . the blog went very quickly downhill

    . . . funniest thing is that i found you all thru bleacher reports – which featured one of your articles in july of 2010

    . . . couldn't believe it when i started seeing the who's who of posters

    . . . . i guess solar has his reasons for not coming here? loyalty issues?

  154. and thanks for posting that, bg.

    interesting to hear from solar – even 3rd hand

    . . . and what happened to canechic? has she taken her blogging to oregon?

    . . . i was hoping we’d turn her back around to her original optimistic self one of these days

    . . . haven’t seen bahama on here for awhile either

    (of course i was gone for 2 1/2 months . . . might have something to do with it)

  155. Solar has posted here a few times and we’ve talked on Twitter. He’s always welcome here.

    It’s funny that the whole time that was going on it was sworn up and down that I wasn’t “banned” and now the story is that I WAS banned. For my racy cupcake talk. LMAO! I’m a bad kid!

    Maybe he should give me a list of things I should improve about myself. Oh wait, he did.

    I forgot about all that silliness. Seems like it has only gotten worse.

    One rule here: DON’T BE A DOUCHEBAG!

    Glad you found us via Bleacher Report, Autumn! I remember that article – we had Stephen Wesley in our Top 25. [face palm]

  156. Not sure what’s going on with Canechic, I see her on Facebook.

    She wasn’t seriously banned over there, was she?

    If so, what for?!

  157. BG LOL Siri is gangsta.

    Also with you on Holton. Kid got the shyt end in the football skills dept in that family.

    Getting switched over to FB as a JR is pretty much the end of the line.

    Kid won’t die!

    Golden needed to toughen up here and ask the kid to bow out gracefully.

    Holton is part of the problem around here.

    Our luck he will blow out an ACL in the spring and get another year of eligibility.

    Da fug outta here already!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  158. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Just so that I’m on the same page here: Shananay is Tracy, and the mama drama is from his folks?

  159. Please support allCanes – they are doing their 12 days of Christmas special, today is day 6: http://allcanes.com/shop/Miami-Hurricanes/p/football/12007/Miami_Stripes_Comfy_Throw_Day_Six.html

  160. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    JSQ – Just reading bg’s Solar post and the subsequent comments. Although I didn’t always necessarily agree with him I always thought he was respectful and more importantly, thought-provoking. Someone like him can always bring value to a discussion.

    As far as the rest, I think when the proprietor consistently treats his readers disrespectfully, the outcome is easy to predict.

  161. Shananay is Tracy’s mom and she is ALL about the drama.

    Sad…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  162. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    I was around in the glory days of Omar Kelly’s blog (btw that guy is one major league douchebag), then moved on to Canespace when it was fresh, funny, relevant and most importantly a little unhinged because of the PEOPLE posting not the “creator”.

    Once the rules of one were given more importance than the desires of the many, and many warnings from me letting him know supression would lead to the demise of his dream were ignored, it was time to move on to this very cool place we share.

    I’ve posted with, emailed, spoken to and finally got to meet Solar a few years ago. A more witty, smart and stand up guy is impossible to find. I hope he decides to join us here from time to time.

  163. Agreed, guys, would love to have Solar here.

  164. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Bg and C1

    You gotta luv the “never say die” attitude with holton don’t ya???

    Lol

  165. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Tracy Howard has never been a real possibility here has he?

  166. JSQ, I am around just taking some time off from blogging! I have relegated myself to one social media outlet and choose facebook.

    I was banned from Canespace, probably for the best. I got tired of being called crazy and said I needed pills for my opinions on Canes Football and Athletics….Which I might add all turned out to be right. I turned the tables on Tom and he sure did not like it. (I think he has issues with strong women personally). Called him a racist for his Streetz character which is just a made up character! He says it is some guy who is a friend of a friend of a cousin of a friend of step, step-niece of some ball boy on the Canes team. Any way I digress….Tom knows I know the truth and it hit a nerve and I was banned. He really does not like those who have more inside info than him.

    I took the high road and said nothing at all but since you guys brought it up I thought I would explain. I liked the guy but he time again has proved to everyone what a complete @ss he is….and I surely hope he and Angry do not meet up again.

    I do not blog about Oregon at all (do not want to start that). I love to watch Oregon, I root for them with everything I have, for my son (he is so happy there) but my heart will always be with Canes. In fact I watch Duck games and say the whole time, “why can’t the canes do that”. Angry gets sick of it and tells me to be quiet and enjoy the game. (I am amazed however at how much the Ducks use their tight end and with a spread offense?).

    I read but I am not going to post much. Really not much to say just win Canes, just win!!!!!

    P.S. Happy Belated Canez1 :)

  167. Thanks so much CC!

    I knew you were around somewhere!!

    Does Duck nation have any room? I want to get off this ride ;-) LOL

    Good to hear from you GF.

    Give Angry my best and Happy Holidays!!

    Nash you ain’t kiddin!!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  168. canechic on 2011/12/13 at 12:48 PM

    (I think he has issues with strong women personally).

    ———————————–

    DING DING DING! WE HAVE A WINNER! :-D

  169. Lol, Canez1, our mascots do look similar.

    And you would fare far better at those Oregon tailgates – that’s your kind of weather!

  170. LMAO!!! Now you are talking my language!

    The Duck is a pretty cool mascot.

    Now I just have to get used to neon yellow…

    UGH

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  171. Canez1 says:
    December 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM
    Not BG but I think Northrup straightens out his act after Golden does the in home visit.

    That is my hope anyway!!

    We haven’t had the best of luck with kids up there.

    I love what this kid brings on the field.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    ////////////////////////////

    By that i hope you mean, duck leggett, ryan moore, kevin nelson, devonta davis, ramoan buchannon on deck, all those football bums who normally come from that area. 99% of them don’t deserve to be here! I’m not banking on anything from that area(hope you’re not a stock broker)

  172. Here’s the catch, Canez1, the female fans will be dressed warmly for games.

    [cues Debbie Downer's "wah wah wahhhhhhh"]

  173. CC – I think a happy hour is in order real soon…….

  174. LOL I am used to the eskimo look up here.

    Ur right tho. Screw that!

    :-)

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  175. Question – why would anyone consider Tennissee? That program is in the worst shape it has ever been. Even if I was given a starting position, I would not get involved with that mess.

  176. I think I could find something to do up there…

    http://hottestgirlsoncampus.com/2011/07/30/oregon-cheerleaders-hitting-the-town/

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  177. OK – so where’s a good place to buy mens clothes (can U tell it’s been a while for me)? I think the last time I bought something for myself, the Chess King and the Merry-Go-Round was the place to go, lol.

    I have a Christmas party Saturday and want to wear nice attire.

  178. CanesCanesCanes says:
    December 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM
    Tracy Howard has never been a real possibility here has he?

    NO

  179. Canez1, help Raize out.

    You dress very nicely when you don’t wear that same tired old gray game day shirt or the white polo with the oversized blue pony.

  180. Or those ratty khaki shorts . . .

  181. Now I just have to get used to neon yellow…

    LOL….Nick bought some “Duck” Nike sneakers and you can see him coming from a mile away ;)

    Nick is very bummed about the weather here in Orlando…first day back he says to me, yesterday I was playing flag football in 19 degree weather and today I have to be in the A/C.

    Tailgating is amazing there and the stadium is awesome. The fact that the kids can rush the field is truly awesome. He loves it.

    The school did a huge panoramic picture at one of the games, I think the civil war game. Nick showed me the picture and himself in the crowd, he was decked out in Oregon gear, flashing the “U”. :)

  182. Nick showed me the picture and himself in the crowd, he was decked out in Oregon gear, flashing the “U”.

    - – - –

    Raised right! :-)

  183. the Chess King and the Merry-Go-Round -raize

    LOL, LOL & LOL!!!!

    Go to American Eagle, Express for men, Macy’s, Dillards…you will find good stuff there! :)

  184. I LOL’d at Merry Go Round, too.

    That took me back to the summer after 6th grade when I was finally allowed to walk to the mall (3 blocks away) by myself (or did I just do it anyway?) and my friends and I used to look at the clothes there and think they were so cool.

    That was in my 11 year old “I’m going to move to LA and marry Anthony Keidis” phase, so I thought I needed the super hip clothes to look the part. lol . . . such a dork.

  185. And speaking of my second imaginary husband, Anthony Keidis (Bon Jovi was, of course, #1), the Red Hot Chili Peppers will be coming to the Bank Atlantic Center on 1/20. I think the Daiquiri Guys and I are going. :-D

  186. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Holy sht – a cc sighting!

    Glad to see you’re ok.

    Sorry about the trouble on TOS, but not too surprising.

    Have a great holiday, and next time you’re up in the Oregon/Wasington area bring back some vino, they have some amazing wines up there and good values.

  187. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    This may have already been discussed:

    CJ Holton now a RB
    Davon Johnsom a CB

  188. I want to go to Napa in the spring – anyone been there and can make recommendations?

  189. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    JSQ
    December 13, 2011 at 11:41 AM
    Please support allCanes – they are doing their 12 days of Christmas special, today is day 6: http://allcanes.com/shop/Miami-Hurricanes/p/football/12007/Miami_Stripes_Comfy_Throw_Day_Six.html

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Waiting for the Nike shootaround to go on sale

    http://allcanes.com/shop/Miami-Hurricanes/p/football/12365/Nike_Miami_Shootaround_Shirt_2012.html

    JSQ drop the word to them over there please thanks!

    C1 Ill roll to out on the town in Oregon all day esp with those chicas

    I remember when I came over here from LameSpace. It was after the Suckeyes game last year. The amount of bashing racial shyt etc I didnt wana see it. I love the U too much to read that garbage. And it wasnt C1 bashing that shyts funny. It was just absurd

  190. My bad.

    I will make sure to wear some nice heels and a spiffy new dress next time I’m in the jungle.

    Or a tie and a button up while losing to Vaginia.

    #appropriate :-/

    P.S. I don’t own “tired” clothes.

    Zip it.

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/newsfeed/000/080/730/awkward-family-portraits.jpg?1318992465

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  191. I literally have tears rolling down my cheeks from laughing so hard at that picture!

    And you zip it!

    Someone is going to find a coach’s polo in his mailbox in August.

  192. C1, how was that dinner last night?

  193. bg1906 says:
    December 13, 2011 at 1:13 PM
    CanesCanesCanes says:
    December 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM
    Tracy Howard has never been a real possibility here has he?

    NO
    ***********************

    That’s too bad….

    for Tracy

  194. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Wish I could help JSQ. Been there several times but always based out of San Fran. You know, day trips in to a winery, or lunch or dinner.

    Check out Sonoma, too. There’s lots of B&B’s and boutique type hotels.

    Great part of the country. Bring an appetite and a thirst. Its all about the food and wine.

  195. Sorry for rehashing this but Chess King?… wow.

    I’ll be using that one for the next month or 2, classic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgqY5F67ja0

    Official Chess King Representatives

  196. BG, whose rankings do you use or consider to be the most accurate?
    I realize they are all suspect, just want some perspective from an insider.

  197. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    raizecane
    December 13, 2011 at 1:10 PM
    Question – why would anyone consider Tennissee? That program is in the worst shape it has ever been. Even if I was given a starting position, I would not get involved with that mess.

    ^^^^^^^

    UT k’ville and UM have very similar situations…

    One being having hc with losing records

    :-)

  198. LOL that was my Chess King family photo!!

    Delray dinner was awesome!

    They had a filet on the bone special and I tore that up with an iceberg wedge blue cheese salad and some Ahi tuna tacos.

    Love that place.

    It was mobbed because of the location and parking cost $80 for 5 hours (No Blockie) but other than that it was a great time.

    Oh and I forgot. Ted Koppel was eating dinner at the table next to me.

    I felt young for the night next to that corpse.

    I am only about an hour from midtown to my door so it wasn’t that bad of a drive either.

    Great stuff.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  199. My main man solar, always did his best to be a fair man by trying to get an understanding of things not understood. Till this day, that whole jason fox situation makes me laugh. Mr. “i have no weaknesses”, not even starting in the nfl with his finess azz, like we were going to back down from our comments, who gives a damyum if he was a guest, hell, “welcome to the space” mofo. All those so called interviews he had lined up were suppose to keep that place going, instead, it’s about a few seconds away from espn doing a documentary on it “Where are they now”!

  200. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Fk – that’s making me hungry

  201. Raize,

    Mens Wearhouse has some nice clothes for dressing it up a little and a good variety. They have come a long way.

    They are also running a buy one get one free special on anything in the store, if I’m not mistaken.

    I usually buy suits from there when they have that special. I like 3 piece and a lot of stores don’t carry them.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  202. Calvin
    December 13, 2011 at 2:09 PM
    …Till this day, that whole jason fox situation makes me laugh. Mr. “i have no weaknesses”, not even starting in the nfl with his finess azz, like we were going to back down from our comments, who gives a damyum if he was a guest, hell, “welcome to the space” mofo.
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    That right there is the true definition of a Canes fan. Don’t give a fugg who the helz they talkin to, just gonna give it to you straight.

  203. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    The funniest “situation” ever was when all of us starting ripping that fat azz wannable Rudy from Inside the U.

    I’m 99% sure Tom needed a diaper change after that one.

    It got me “banned” for a while.

    Freaking hysterical.

  204. Umomentum.

    I’m not an insider. Just a tireless information monger! I like ESPN and Scout’s ratings better than Rivals. If you held a hot poker to my forehead I’d say Scout’s tend to be most accurate.

  205. ^^^Accuracy meaning in terms of the star representing the kids physical gifts at the HS level, not at all meaning what they will become.

  206. Right, potential is always a gamble. What do you think about ITU and other sites?
    I think they do their own rankings.

  207. JSQ – grab some assorted cheese, baguette and a bottle at V. Satui and grab a seat under a tree for a few hours (or days).

  208. pb(EOTHROH11) says:
    December 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM
    The funniest “situation” ever was when all of us starting ripping that fat azz wannable Rudy from Inside the U.

    I’m 99% sure Tom needed a diaper change after that one.

    It got me “banned” for a while.

    Freaking hysterical.
    //////////////////////////////

    I remember that, lol, and i had no idea WTF he was, all i knew was, he posted some ridiculousness and the flood gates came open. I remember him getting all sensitive and shat, seemed like he wanted to cry, we ran him off the blog. Was some funny stuff back than, hell, most of us been blogging long enuff where almost all of us should have PhD’s or close to it. Watching freshmen classes keep graduating is funny. All i know is:

    http://youtu.be/rkRpq5bE7pI

  209. Damyum i’m late, happy belated birthday man, Canez1 in the house:
    http://youtu.be/3gr0blCUWJs

    http://youtu.be/Kh_GFd5XPA8

  210. UMomentum.

    ITU is now a part of 24/7 sports network. 247 Sports is owned by Bobby Burton, the man who started Rivals and sold it to Yahoo. I fully expect them to take over Rivals slot as probably #1 Recruiting based site in the coming years. So many of the Rivals sites have dropped Rivals to go to 247. They like Burton’s model. Burton just used the system to get paid! Sold to Yahoo and signed a 4 year no compete. After that was up he started his new company and they are doing well. Their ranking system is new so I haven’t paid much attention to it, but they have some of Rivals and Espn’s old evaluators working for them now.

  211. LMAO!!

    Cal thanks my man!

    We aren’t getting any younger.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  212. JSQ,

    What was the name of that cookbook you posted a link to a few weeks back?

  213. Oregon is alright with me. I like their innovative approach to the game, even if its hard to keep up with.

    Only team I would ever cheat on the Canes with would prolly be Michigan, tho’.
    Hail to the Victors is the greatest piece of music ever composed, and The University Delaware helmet connection was the deal-sealer.
    Oklahoma State is growing on me as well.

  214. Canez1 says:
    December 13, 2011 at 3:36 PM
    LMAO!!

    Cal thanks my man!

    We aren’t getting any younger.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!
    /////////////////////////////

    It’s all good big dawg, time keeps on ticking that’s for sure.

  215. SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    Hide your kids, hide your pets, protect Miami’s future…Nick Saban is in town. SEC recruiting in full effect. #WeMustProtectThisHouse

    SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    RT @javicorreoso: Hes been here all day..go to flightaware.com and youll see he flew from Kendall-Tamiami to Opa Locka airport!

    SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    Saban’s Targets: 4-Star Safety Deon Bush, 4-Star WR Amari Cooper, etc. He has told Cooper that DB could be an option – UM wants him at WR.

  216. SaveUMFootball Papa Cane
    Imagine if Nick Saban tells a parent “you can trust me”. Well, Michigan State, LSU, and the Dolphins heard the same.

  217. bg1906
    December 13, 2011 at 3:32 PM
    UMomentum.

    ITU is now a part of 24/7 sports network. 247 Sports is owned by Bobby Burton, the man who started Rivals and sold it to Yahoo. I fully expect them to take over Rivals slot as probably #1 Recruiting based site in the coming years. So many of the Rivals sites have dropped Rivals to go to 247. They like Burton’s model. Burton just used the system to get paid! Sold to Yahoo and signed a 4 year no compete. After that was up he started his new company and they are doing well. Their ranking system is new so I haven’t paid much attention to it, but they have some of Rivals and Espn’s old evaluators working for them now.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Dayum BG, you got a lot of knowledge. That rivals-247 conversion makes a lot of sense. I just can’t see myself paying for a blog with so much info available for free and with better content on sites like this.

    I’m really digging Golden’s player evaluations, he really focuses on player mentality and IQ. I hope we hold the entire class together, pick up a couple chips and round it out with some high quality sleepers for depth. I see about 32-33 in the 2012 class. I wonder if the staff actually indicates the loss of interest to an iffy recruit.

  218. Calvin
    December 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    pb(EOTHROH11) says:
    December 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM
    The funniest “situation” ever was when all of us starting ripping that fat azz wannable Rudy from Inside the U.

    I’m 99% sure Tom needed a diaper change after that one.

    It got me “banned” for a while.

    Freaking hysterical.
    //////////////////////////////

    I remember that, lol, and i had no idea WTF he was, all i knew was, he posted some ridiculousness and the flood gates came open. I remember him getting all sensitive and shat, seemed like he wanted to cry, we ran him off the blog. Was some funny stuff back than, hell, most of us been blogging long enuff where almost all of us should have PhD’s or close to it. Watching freshmen classes keep graduating is funny. All i know is:

    http://youtu.be/rkRpq5bE7pI
    ————-

    Hell, yall mofos almost ran me off the blog callin me a Gaytor and ish! yall were soooo ruthless!!! I’m gload my skin is thick.

    My first ten posts went…..IGNORED! If it wasn’t for JSQ i would’ve been talking to myself!!

  219. bg1906
    December 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Hilarious! HAHAHAHA! C1 you’ll love this. Cal and UChamps…Must See!

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhKtYX8GBIn9InA4wt

    —————

    ahahahahahaha brah! The best part is when the thing says “haha” Cuz you KNOW how Pac says it!

  220. Some of you might not have seen it, just in case…

    great tribute to Howard S (the original papa Cane!)

    http://www.youtube.com/v/D-fFHSPcWL4

  221. Here is a message from Al Golden and a chance to purchase a brick for the new addition to the athletic center

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hi75sMm3uo

  222. Umomentum.

    Just been following this stuff online since it first got popular in like 2002 when Rivals first came out and when Scout was still called Grassy. LOL

  223. ^^^I used to frequent Bill King’s show before the time change. He was Rivals and then 247 as well.

  224. I remember when I thought blogging and I-chatting was for nerds, weirdos, pedophiles, and virgins. Always thought I was too cool for it.

    Prior to blogging with you guys, I NEVER used the internet for anything other than school and following sports, and YouTube.

    Not even “Beatin’ It.”

    Look at me….all mature now.

  225. Ray Ray coming back

  226. Uchamps says:
    December 13, 2011 at 7:32 PM
    Calvin
    December 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    pb(EOTHROH11) says:
    December 13, 2011 at 2:32 PM
    The funniest “situation” ever was when all of us starting ripping that fat azz wannable Rudy from Inside the U.

    I’m 99% sure Tom needed a diaper change after that one.

    It got me “banned” for a while.

    Freaking hysterical.
    //////////////////////////////

    I remember that, lol, and i had no idea WTF he was, all i knew was, he posted some ridiculousness and the flood gates came open. I remember him getting all sensitive and shat, seemed like he wanted to cry, we ran him off the blog. Was some funny stuff back than, hell, most of us been blogging long enuff where almost all of us should have PhD’s or close to it. Watching freshmen classes keep graduating is funny. All i know is:

    http://youtu.be/rkRpq5bE7pI
    ————-

    Hell, yall mofos almost ran me off the blog callin me a Gaytor and ish! yall were soooo ruthless!!! I’m gload my skin is thick.

    My first ten posts went…..IGNORED! If it wasn’t for JSQ i would’ve been talking to myself!!
    /////////////////////////

    lol, that was u, ok, you had the same name right!

  227. UMike says:
    December 13, 2011 at 9:41 PM
    Ray Ray coming back
    /////////////////////////////

    That’s what that 6th round to practice squad nfl inquiry report will do to you!

  228. Cal, yeah brah!!! ahhahaha memba?? I was takin up for the Gaytor kids cuz u guyz said they were juicing!???

    I got straight ransacked!!! Called everything in the book!!

  229. Gus Malzahn is the new Head Coach at Arkansas State

    Ricardo Louis NOW? Hmmmmmmmmmmm….Seems to me Auburn’s run would be OVER in the short term!

  230. Just heard from some dear friends of EOTH.

    I really hope that all of you take the time to count all of the blessings in your lives and the fact that the biggest problems most of us have to deal with are that the ‘Canes have sucked for the better part of the decade.

    The luxury of sitting around b!tching about football on our computers in our nice warm homes, surrounded by loved ones, is something that we should not take for granted.

    And if you find people that don’t have that luxury, especially during this time of the year, I hope you would do everything you can to help them.

    New blog up before I go to bed. Almost done with work for the day! :-)

  231. Saban going home….hope empty handed!

    N1UA

    CRIMSON TIDE FOUNDATION
    TUSCALOOSA AL

    Aircraft IAI Gulfstream G100 (twin-jet)
    Origin Kendall-Tamiami Executive
    Destination Tuscaloosa Rgnl (KTCL – track or info)

    Date Tuesday, December 13 2011
    Duration 1 hour 35 minutes
    Progress 1 hour left 31 minutes

  232. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Lol @ Uchamps

    I remember u taking up for Elam

    Truth jumped to ish 1st I believe

    Lol

    Then u was beefin w/canez1 ova sumtin else

    I was like they gonna run ole boy up off the spot quick

    Lol

  233. Gus Malzahn is the new Head Coach at Arkansas State.

    Why would this guy leave AU @$1.3M for an OC sish
    to take a HC gig at Ark St for $750k?

    Something gotta be rotten in the cotton at Auburn.

    http://www.nationalfootballauthority.com/2011/12/arkansas-state-red-wolves-to-name.html

  234. Truth, I thought he was just annoying. I won’t lie. Never had a bad argument though. I likened him to a less funnier C1.

    C1, I always thought dude was funny but too harsh and “badazz”. So I thought i’d play the role of giant killer! Lol

    I knew dukin it with truth and or C1 would stop peeps from ignoring me though.

    Neva had any real probs with either. I just stir the pot to keep things live!

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