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Pro ‘Canes Bowl Party Recipes

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With seven ‘Canes in the Pro Bowl this Saturday, the most – as usual [JSQ brushes shoulder off] – of any university, you might be inclined to celebrate our boys’ awesomeness with the following recipes this weekend. Or – thanks to the officials from the Ravens/Pats game who graduated from the Terry Porter School of Refereeing – since teams that no one [meaning me] likes are playing in the Super Bowl, you can entertain yourself with these great game day eats on the big night instead of falling asleep after the national anthem.

Ray’s “Greatest of All Time” Crab Cake Sliders

Ingredients:

The Crab Cake:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 rib celery , finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion , finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds lump crabmeat
  •  1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs, divided
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs , lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

The Bread and Toppings:

  • A dozen Hawaiian dinner rolls
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice (from about 1/4 lemon)
  • 1 Tbsp. chili sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • A dash of Old Bay Seasoning
  • 6 strips of maple bacon

Directions:

  • Ray likes to bring the heat, so set your oven to medium and heat the butter in a large skillet.  Add the celery and onion and green pepper Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add celery, green pepper, and onion, and cook, stirring often, until soft and golden, about 10 minutes; set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, gently fold together crab, mayonnaise, cayenne, salt, pepper, and onion mixture. Add 1 cup bread crumbs and stir just until combined. Shape crab mixture into 12 (3-inch) patties, using about 1/3 cup of the mixture for each. Transfer to a sheet tray.
  • Put flour, eggs, and remaining 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs into 3 separate wide, shallow dishes. Working with 1 patty at a time, dredge in flour, then egg, then bread crumbs, shaking off excess each time. Dredge once more in egg, then bread crumbs.
  • Heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium heat until very hot but not smoking, about 2 minutes. Arrange 6 patties in skillet and cook, flipping once, until deep golden brown and hot throughout, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and set aside. Repeat with remaining patties.
  • Pop 6 slices of bacon in microwave and cook to preferred doneness.  Cut or break each slice of bacon in half
  • To make spicy mayo: In a small bowl, stir together all ingredients until combined.
  • Meanwhile, working in 2 batches, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown cut sides of 6 rolls until toasted and golden, 1 to 2 minutes; transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining butter and rolls.
  • Spread a bit of spicy mayo, to taste, on each bun, then top with bacon, lettuce and crab cakes.

Ed Reed’s “Knock You Off Your Feet, Boy” Jambalaya:

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 lb cooked chicken, diced
  • 3 tablespoons of Emeril’s Bayou Blast
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of Louisiana hot sauce
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 lb Andouille sausage, sliced
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

Combine shrimp, chicken, and Bayou Blast in a bowl and work in the seasoning well.  Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours. That’s it.  Ed Reed likes to work on his pick 6s instead of hanging around the stove.

Big Vince’s Wicked Good Lobstah Mac n Cheese: (Note: Can be used at Gillette Field in place of currency to bribe refs to make HORRIBLE calls against the Ravens)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lobster meat, cooked
  • 1 pound macaroni
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, or more as needed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup fish stock or vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1cup sharp shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup of shredded gruyere
  • Salt
  • White pepper
  • White truffle oil (2 or 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs

Directions

Pre-set oven to 350. Cook the pasta until al dente and drain well. While the pasta is cooking, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, and add the onion and garlic, cooking until clear. Gradually add the flour a little at a time to make a roux. Add the bay leaves, and then incorporate the vegetable or fish stock a little at a time to form a smooth sauce. Simmer for a least 10 minutes to allow the flour to “cook out,” then remove the bay leaves. Add the heavy cream and gruyere and cheddar, then season with salt and white pepper. Stir the lobster meat into the cheese mixture, then fold in as much pasta as you need to acquire the right consistency for macaroni and cheese. Transfer to a baking dish and top with bread crumbs.  Cook for 20 minutes at 350 and serve, and be prepared to be the only redeeming part of an otherwise despicable team.  We love you, Vince.

Jimmy Graham’s 6 Point Magic Bars:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 cup Graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwaive. Mix with the graham cracker crumbs. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan, covered in foil (trust Jimmy on this one). Layer the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, and peanuts over the graham cracker crust. Pour the condensed milk over the layers. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool overnight. Lift out of pan and peel away foil. Cut into bars and marvel at how this dessert is almost as sweet as Jimmy himself.

  1. First!

  2. Greedy! Orange and Green!

    JSQ, You’ve Got Mail!

  3. Nice first, bg! Here you go! And thanks!!!

  4. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Nashvillecane
    January 23, 2012 at 6:09 PM
    Cal I noticed that too and B’More was wondering why the play wasn’t reviewed upstairs…

    It was bang/bang with the 2nd foot and the swipe of the ball so it prolly would have been hard to over turn the call on the field…

    Credit the db for not quiting.

    Beat Evans over the head for not finishing…

    If that’s Boldin….GAME OVER!!!

    The kicker ain’t even a story..

    Now that boy for San Fran need a butt kicking too…

    On the ball that hit his knee, why he even close to the ball then on top of that don’t act like it didn’t hit you!!!

    TOOOO much $$$$$ on tha line for that ish..

    Then the 2nd fumble is as much on the coaches as the player. The ST coach gotta tell him “look fair catch the ball no matter what, and if it’s a bad kick use yo 4.4 speed to get to our side line as quick as possible ..hollering PETER PETER PETER”

    Lol

    I know the boy wanted to atone for the early mistake but bang…

    Dude also Kendell Tompkins a reverse…lol

  5. Peyton Manning is a high-five away from looking like Bruce Lee when he was rehabilitating from getting dropkicked in the back, and The Phins are planning to put a full-court press on him.

    Cue the Bennie Hill theme music, and images of Curly trying to repair the plumbing in some rich socialite’s basement….

  6. avatar
    Greentree says:

    Hahaha. Kendal Thompkins a reverse. Thats some funny shiz.

    That lobster Mac n Cheese just made me hungry. Sounds amazing. Imma have to try to make it.

  7. Calvin, my boy Bill has learned from his mistakes. No camera men that will sing like birds allowed anymore.

  8. from senior bowl:

    Another linebacker who impressed before practice began was Sean Spence of Miami (FL.).Spence, 5-11, 228, was overheard to be described as “rock hard” and is a stout tackler. He likely projects as a WILL linebacker.

  9. Good Lord.

    I can’t say much more than that.

    I hate cleaning up other people’s messes.

    I owe local counsel at the Vegas Greenberg office dinner and several bottles of wine.

    I’m going home and having a heart attack.

    Y’all enjoy the recipes.

  10. and i keep seeing Travis Benjamin rated real low among WRs for the draft. Really think people are nuts. look at some of the small speed WRs that have come out in the last few years who have made a big difference for their teams. benjamin isn’t desean jackson but he’s a more polished WR than Jacoby Ford coming out. Ford was a straight line guy only at Clemson. Benjamin has that and he has good after the catch shiftiness. Benjamin’s main issue is the occasional brain fart. he’s going to be a steal for someone if he really goes toward the end of the draft.

  11. Este….The scouts see an UNDERSIZED poormans Ted Ginn, and are like, “Maaaaaaan…..Fvck all dat.”

  12. Saw Orlando Franklin on a Toronto sports show today. He was saying how he doesn’t care to watch the playoffs anymore but does to cheer on all the UM players.

    It’s a Canes thing. They wouldn’t understand !!!

  13. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Calvin – I replayed that catch, and paused it at different times, a bunch of times yesterday. Here’s how I saw it:

    1. Ball caught, one foot down
    2. Second foot approaching the ground, ball still cradled securely
    3. DB hand on downswing of hitting the ball, ball not hit yet, 2nd foot not down yet
    4. DB hand starting to hit ball, ball maybe coming loose, 2nd foot still not down
    5. Ball definitely coming loose, maybe before, or at exactly the same time 2nd foot hits ground

    As much as I wanted the Ravens to win, don’t see how call is reversed

  14. Now that boy for San Fran need a butt kicking too…

    On the ball that hit his knee, why he even close to the ball then on top of that don’t act like it didn’t hit you!!!

    TOOOO much $$$$$ on tha line for that ish..
    ———————

    He was pizzin me off with that ish. I’m like, brah, why are you on the sideline Bsin your teammates??????? you got caught in the moment and choked.

    The demeanor on the sideline after the 2nd fumble was just terrible. i almost felt bad for homeboi, I know that locker room was tense.

  15. Don’t know if the state of California acknowledges Double Jeopardy, but….

    http://slumz.boxden.com/f16/so-49ers-didnt-do-background-check-kyle-williams-1691308/

  16. avatar
    CaneWarrior says:

    JSQ – recipes look like they would be really delicious, pity you are not out this side so that it could be sampled this Sunday at Aloha stadium. Downside I would have to ride around the island a couple of times next day to get rid of extra lbs!
    All you guys- thanks for the info. on Canes, certainly beats Miami Herald.

  17. Die hard Bucs fan but I love Belichik and Brady

    Would give anything for the Bucs organization to be run like the Pats and to have a coach like Belichik

    Guy is a badass and knows how to use his football team to the fullest

    Mike Sherman is in town .. again .. I’d rather have one of the local high school coaches be the HC of the Bucs than him

  18. avatar
    DaytonCane says:

    Mary, I wont be able to do the article this time. Just got put on a new work schedule a week ago and I cant break free to even log on ESPN. Sorry.

  19. Benjamin is rated so low because he has a vagina.

    The NFL frowns upon them.

    Soft little dudes don’t do well in the league and that guy is a softee.

    Simple as that.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  20. Great recipes but seems way to complicated. Wouldn’t it be easier to just throw a super bowl party, invite JSQ over and tell her she has to cook?

  21. Jan. 23, 2012 9:49 a.m. – by Brian London –

    3-star DT recruit to visit Tennessee

    Jacoby Briscoe, a 6-4, 290-pound, three-star DT from Lafayette, La., will visit Tennessee this weekend despite having orally committed to Miami, according to several outlets.
    Briscoe will accompany his friend, RB Davante Bourque, who is orally committed to Tennessee.
    Both Briscoe and Bourque made official visits to Coral Gables over the weekend. Hurricanes RapidReports

  22. Jan. 23, 2012 9:53 a.m. – by Brian London –

    Miami recruit visits FSU

    Reggie Northrup, a 6-2, 218-pound LB from Jacksonville, Fla., was in Tallahassee this over the weekend on an official visit to Florida State, despite having orally committed to Miami.
    Several outlets are reporting that Northrup will visit Ohio State this weekend, and his commitment to Miami is being called “soft.”

    Hurricanes RapidReports

  23. I thought people in the NFL loved vaginas! ;-)

    Delray, this is why so many people were sad when the Ravens lost.

    Not because they are Ravens fans, but because I’m not throwing a super bowl party for these “meh. . .” teams.

    I’m on the fence as to whether I will even attend one now. I’d rather fall asleep watching The Wire like every other night.

  24. (I haven’t watched enough football this year to really give a confident answer to Travis Benjamins’ NFL Draft Prospectus).

  25. Now having said that…

    Travis Benjamin is like a Marty Gilliard the slightly tall, definitely skinny wide out from Cincinnatti a couple of years ago. I think he went in the 3rd or 4th round. Like Ginn, Benjamin doesn’t have “instant accelaration” and will need a few steps to pull away from defenses. Expect the Raiders to jump on him in the 4th or 5th round. Wait, I don’t think the Raiders have ANY picks in this draft…

    DZ8-checkin in!!! :)

  26. DZ8, I’m looking forward to your annual draft article! I think this year it should be a two-parter! Lots of people to discuss!

  27. Sometime in early-mid April should be good. I’ll get with Esteban at some point and see if he wants to colaborate on something. Is he really living in Atlanta now?

    Anybody who had my old email address, odoylerules@…, it is no longer functioning, dam global warming, and my new address is
    derikzeitner@yahoo.com

  28. DZ8-checking out!

  29. To be a successful “Smurf” wideout in the league, you gotta play with an attitude, and intensity. Kinda have a Napoleon Complex…..Like Desean Jax, or Steve Smith, or Tana’.

    Benjamin plays with NONE of that. His hands are OK, but not enough to drop any jaws. Plus, he body-catches and pins the ball to his pads, more than anything. So now you’re down to pure speed and return potential, and I’m sure the scouts probably don’t see that pesky, invisible magnet over on the sidelines, that keeps pulling him out of bounds, on his returns.

    As with ANY prospect on the earth, there’s a chance he can be coached into a better player, and for Canes sake I hope he does, but if I’m in someone’s FO, I’m taking a lot of guys before TB3.

  30. Hurri…poor man’s Ted Ginn Jr.? that’s crazy to me. Tedd Ginn ran crossing routes, go routes and hooks only in the Big Ten and in that conference that’s all you need if you are fast. That man Devin Thomas ran hitch after hitch mixed with a bubble screen with a go route to switch it up. Guys go their whole careers without ever running routes in that conference if they got straight line speed.

    ‘great’ pro big ten WRs – http://btn.com/2011/10/25/big-tens-best-wrs-2000-2010/

    and Benjamin has made some clutch catches for us and some tough ones and never was scared to make catches in traffic. just had stretches where his head was in the clouds – but that just makes him one of many who seemed to lack focus. let him go to a team that has a decent QB. will have everyone making the same comments as always – better in the pros – even though he was productive for us.

  31. avatar
    HernandoCane says:

    Before you disparage vajayjays Betty White has a great quote about how they can take a pounding unlike male equipment.

  32. and Hurri, that complex is why those guys are #1 WRs in this league. i don’t think Benjamin will be a number 1 WR. i think he’ll be a great compliment to a #1 that has some size on him though. think about devin hester and what he brings to the Bears offense – that big play threat. and that was while being about as raw as raw can be at WR. same with Jacoby Ford with the Raiders. not great WRs but guys who start or play almost as much as the starters and provide their teams with big plays and because of that are seen as assets. put benjamin on NE and they’d have a vertical threat they haven’t had since Moss before his last season with them. teams have to respect his speed. the steelers are making it work with 3 smallish WRs in mike wallace, antonio brown and emmanuel sanders. got old reliable hines ward still there, but he’s not the feared one in the bunch. full time work as a nfl pro WR with a pro WR coach and we won’t see as many issues with focus – and one of the guys listed earlier while a big time WR drops about as many bombs as anyone in the league (jackson) still the positives outweigh the negatives.

  33. Este,

    I’ll sum it up by saying that the plays that he made for us are a dime-a-dozen in the pros, and when you factor in his lack of size, height and again….intensity to overcome his physical shortcomings, he’s playing catch-up to the other wideouts.
    And while he did make plays for us, they only look a little better by comparison to what we’ve had since Dre’. It really hasn’t been THAT spectacular.

    At the end of the day, he only hit paydirt fifteen times in his career. Guys are scoring fifteen times a season, these days. So while he is winning the speed war….He’s losing in pretty much every other battle.

  34. Estaban,

    You read my mind. “Poor man’s Ted Ginn”

  35. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    Is it me or does Joe Philbin look like Larry Coker?

  36. Este,
    Just letting you know why he isn’t as highly
    thought of as you might like him to be.

  37. Michael Bradley
    January 24, 2012 at 12:32 PM

    Is it me or does Joe Philbin look like Larry Coker?

    MM01.

    wORD 2 those 36 Os in a Kilogram!

  38. Uchamps, nash, the funny thing about Sunday’s game and that williams guy for san fran, we were watching the game, and i kept laughing at em even before the fumbles that guy was out there messing up, one play he called a fair catch and nobody was even close to em for somewhere round/between 15 to 20 yards, so he fair catches it at around the 15 yardline, lol. Than another time he runs up waving for a fair catch and seemed like he was nowhere near the ball, he’s just one of those guys where his mind gets clouded and just can’t think straight under pressure. Than main man from the giants got robbed out of a touchdown, he wasn’t buying that fake step back it didn’t touch my knee move(this ain’t the old dyas, instant replay in full affect), he scooped that up and kept going, than, the same guy recovered the fumbled return, lol.

    He’s one of those guys that’s a real good athlete, but makes to many mental era’s. It was funny watching em walking around on the sidelines, and just watching all the players on the sidelines live by the old code, nobody said shat to em, and everybody just stared at whatever they were staring at. And i was waiting for them to do one of our old moves growing up, as soon as he/williams sat down, i thought/felt for a minute like everybody was going to stand-up and move to the next bench over!

  39. JSQ, Love the recipes, I still use the one you posted for pulled pork. Phenomenal. Can’t wait to try these…

  40. Thanks, Mark!

    I use the jambalaya one all the time. I could eat that 24/7.

    I used the crabcake one for the 2010 Maryland home game.

    I make the magic bars all the time. Ben Leis = magic bar addict.

    The lobstah mac n cheese is new – I’ve been experimenting with adding truffle oil to my cooking more.

    Enjoy!!!! :-D

  41. Johnson, determined to play as a freshman, said he “loves the play calling’’ of UM offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch. “He switches up plays and I like when offenses are unpredictable.’’
    ////////////////////////////////

    Good post pb, i’m just waiting to here this being said about the defensive side of the ball again, what offensive recruit wouldn’t want to play in that offense we ran last year. Defensively, still alot question marks, but i do like hearing how those defensive linemen are taking to jethro, at the same time, we’re use to our d-linemen being the explosive get up the field type and out quicking o-linemen, we’ll see, from here on in, it’s all jethro. Here’s what i’m real interested in seeing, i’m looking at how luther robinson plays from here on in, because he was actually effective when he played alongside forston. I actually like the way our defensive line is shaping up, barring injury, we should have real strong depth across that d-line.

    Quality defensive ends time will tell, but i do know they’ree should be some real good battles in the trenches from here on in, kehoe not having it, and jethro seems like a strong competitor too, so we’ll see.

    I got young mcdonald continuing to school p.williams. I got barrow winning vs percy pringle too.

    This team will be a whole lot tougher come next year, and we’ll have more mentally tough players on that field at the ame time simply because offensively, that group will definitely be confident when they go out on that field. With the arm that morris has, if he’s able to read defenses the way j12 could, and start to see some of the same things j12 did, he’ll definitely be feared as a qb. j12 just understands the game a whole lot better than morris, let’s see what this year of sitting out and learning under jedd has done for morris.

    As far as the travis benjamin talk, don’t be crazy, this is a “combine league” once he leaves the combine and he actually has film that shows his production and mis-use by yall know who, some oc is going to want that man on their team, and he’ll make plays in the nfl, he’s a football player with speed.

  42. Chad Kelly has a rap song…Oh Geez! Its him rapping…HORRIBLE! HAHA

    http://soundcloud.com/g5gi/chad-kelly

  43. C1, i agree, Travis doesn’t have that killer instinct! But you’re wrong when you call j12 a woman. Dude has bigger balls than most peeps i’ve met/know.

    And i know some cold blooded killas!

    0000000000000000000000000000000

    He’s one of those guys that’s a real good athlete, but makes to many mental era’s. It was funny watching em walking around on the sidelines, and just watching all the players on the sidelines live by the old code, nobody said shat to em, and everybody just stared at whatever they were staring at. And i was waiting for them to do one of our old moves growing up, as soon as he/williams sat down, i thought/felt for a minute like everybody was going to stand-up and move to the next bench over!
    ———————–

    Brah, that sideline ish was tooooooooo funny. Nobody wanted to make eye contact with dude.

    And the only people that talked to him were scrubs and IR players!! lmao.

    I thought the dude at the end of the bench was def. gonna get up and walk away. ahhahaha

    Wish i could find a video of that! Whos got dvr!!

  44. Uchamps says:
    January 24, 2012 at 6:29 PM
    C1, i agree, Travis doesn’t have that killer instinct! But you’re wrong when you call j12 a woman. Dude has bigger balls than most peeps i’ve met/know.

    And i know some cold blooded killas!

    0000000000000000000000000000000

    He’s one of those guys that’s a real good athlete, but makes to many mental era’s. It was funny watching em walking around on the sidelines, and just watching all the players on the sidelines live by the old code, nobody said shat to em, and everybody just stared at whatever they were staring at. And i was waiting for them to do one of our old moves growing up, as soon as he/williams sat down, i thought/felt for a minute like everybody was going to stand-up and move to the next bench over!
    ———————–

    Brah, that sideline ish was tooooooooo funny. Nobody wanted to make eye contact with dude.

    And the only people that talked to him were scrubs and IR players!! lmao.

    I thought the dude at the end of the bench was def. gonna get up and walk away. ahhahaha

    Wish i could find a video of that! Whos got dvr!!
    /////////////////////////////////

    rofl, dawg, he walking round looking for sympathy and you already know, the players know what time it is, all it takes is for 1 player to be selfish and the whole season will go down the drain. The same thing he’s being doing in college, same thing in practice, but at the end of the day, harbaugh kept em back their knowing full well the man had been messing up all game, i like how it went “we might have for the 1st time to brother’s coaching against each other in the superbowl” to nann one of going!

    At first i didn’t care who went to the superbowl, but once baltimore loss, i wanted the giants to go, because i couldn’t see alex smith and alot of those san fran players showing up in that game, in fact, alex smith started looking like the old alex smith in the 4th quarter, the giants wasn’t having it. Either way, somebody from UM is getting a ring.

  45. one last thing from me on travis benjamin. we get into the habit of comparing our players to our greats of the past or top dawgs in the NFL. those are great players who will make a lot of good players look bad when you compare them. what we need to remember is they aren’t competing with great players on every team or for every role. who were the Rams WRs this year? Or how about the Browns? Titans WRs after Kenny Britt got hurt? How many people even know who the starting WR opposite Wes Welker is for the Patriots? These are the guys that Benjamin will be competing with for starting jobs and just roster spots. He was compared to Marcus Gilyard, but while they have similar size Benjamin is 2 tenths of a second faster. And we know speed kills. So when I see some of these WRs listed above Benjamin who will be out the league real quick cause they can’t run fast, don’t have size and never faced tight man coverage while playing in a spread offense i just shake my head. Benjamin played in a pro style offense, has blazing speed, can double as return man, and played against press man coverage in practice every day for his first 3 years at UM. there are reasons why our guys do so well in the league. and one of them is they have been doing it the pro way – even if poorly coached – their entire time.

  46. i think Wilfork deserves to get ANOTHER Super Bowl ring the most. everyone should just root for the Patriots because of that. jump on the band wagon.

  47. what we need to remember is they aren’t competing with great players on every team or for every role. who were the Rams WRs this year? Or how about the Browns? Titans WRs after Kenny Britt got hurt?
    ————

    leave the Titans out of this! We got a beast wr corp!! lol

  48. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Este – that sales pitch lacked finesse. You’re better than that.

    As far as TB, I’d put money on him making an NFL roster and playing next year, barring injury. It’s not like our WRs have been getting great coaching the last few years. Other than the occasional mental lapses, he wasn’t too bad, it’s just disappointing that he didn’t do more with his speed. Main thing he has going against him is his frame which won’t allow him to put on much weight without slowing him down. Bur he’s fast and fast can’t be taught.

  49. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Uchamps
    January 24, 2012 at 7:20 PM
    what we need to remember is they aren’t competing with great players on every team or for every role. who were the Rams WRs this year? Or how about the Browns? Titans WRs after Kenny Britt got hurt?
    ————

    leave the Titans out of this! We got a beast wr corp!! lol

    ^^^^

    This is one darn thing I can’t figure out bout u dawg…

    How the he’ll are u a titan fan???

    Smh

  50. Esteban,

    I completely agree with you on TB3. I think it’s a joke that he’s projected to be a 7th rounder. And this isn’t me being a homer. He was a better RECEIVER in college than Roscoe was. Roscoe was one hell of a return man. That’s why he went in the 2nd round.

  51. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg – of these three: Howard, Goldman, Northrup – what are the odds we get one or two of these.

    I’ll be honest, I’ll be disappointed if AG doesn’t get at least one.

    ABC = Always be closing. Come on Al, sell, sell, sell and close close close.

  52. I’m a bad American.

    Instead of watching the State of the Union address, I changed it to Goodfellas so I can watch it for the 1,347,872 time.

  53. JSQ
    January 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    I’m a bad American.

    Instead of watching the State of the Union address, I changed it to Goodfellas so I can watch it for the 1,347,872 time.
    ——————–

    ahahaha thats fuggin crazy. me tooooo

  54. Esteban says:
    January 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM
    Benjamin played in a pro style offense, has blazing speed, can double as return man, and played against press man coverage in practice every day for his first 3 years at UM.
    ////////////////////////////////

    nash, Uchamps, come on dawgs, how yall left out the best part of esteban’s breakdown, rofl.

  55. CanesCanesCanes says:
    January 24, 2012 at 9:45 PM
    bg – of these three: Howard, Goldman, Northrup – what are the odds we get one or two of these.

    I’ll be honest, I’ll be disappointed if AG doesn’t get at least one.

    ABC = Always be closing. Come on Al, sell, sell, sell and close close close.
    ////////////////////////////////

    I’m not bg, of course, but if i was betting, i got us going o-3, with our only chance being howard, just because of the hometown pull. oscar cryer being at osu and you already know he telling guys right now, U”M will be on probation, why waste the 1st 2 years of your college career out the limelight for something you didn’t do, etc. etc.” and guys will eat that up, he’ll play the sympathy roll and say things like, “yeah, i feel like it’s unfair, or you can come here and we’ll be in title contention all your years, why put your self in that position” and than they brief case falls open and he’ll say something like, “did you just find that, well if nobody claims this brief case by the time you leave, by osu law, it’s yours”.

    Point being, northrup is from gaytorville, howard wants to leave the state and the scheme coach do noff is running for the secondary, what he doesn’t realize, guys down here came out the womb playing press man, so they see what they running. We don’t have a zone mentality, that’s for patsie’s and for teams with no tram speed.

    Guys know football and coach do noff needs to take advantage of the talent he’s been surrounded with, otherwise as long as stoops is their, he’ll eat us up in recruiting db’s just breaking down our scheme vs their scheme alone!

  56. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Mary, Ray Liotta’s opening monologue is better and WAAYYY more interesting than anything our beloved president will say…

  57. JSQ
    January 24, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    I’m a bad American.

    Instead of watching the State of the Union address, I changed it to Goodfellas so I can watch it for the 1,347,872 time.

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

    I opted for The Wire on demand

  58. Ay bg,

    We gettin Tracy Howard, or what?

  59. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Calvin
    January 24, 2012 at 10:26 PM
    Esteban says:
    January 24, 2012 at 7:12 PM
    Benjamin played in a pro style offense, has blazing speed, can double as return man, and played against press man coverage in practice every day for his first 3 years at UM.
    ////////////////////////////////

    nash, Uchamps, come on dawgs, how yall left out the best part of esteban’s breakdown, rofl.

    ^^^^^

    Lol

    Yeah I caught that last part that Este wrote…

    I side with Hurri in his break down though…benji ain’t the tuffest cat out there..

    Though I wouldn’t go as far as what C1 called him…lol

    In the end, TB3 pretty much sums up the class he came in with…INCONSISTENT

    matter if fact I thought bout him when ole boy from San Fran was hanging around that 1st punt that hit his leg Sunday…U know the fsu game???

    Overall I think he’ll get a crack at the league tho…the comparisons to Dashan jackson are on the money…minus the intensity tho..

  60. Hurri.

    Thanks to relentless pressure from Duke Johnson, Deon Bush, and the Staff. We now have the door open to land Howard. I still think long shot but some shot is better than none. We get the last crack at him this weekend and no where else he’s considering does he set foot on campus and is immediately arguably the best CB on the roster except Miami.

  61. Cx3.

    Northrup is a UM commit. He’s wavering but is our commit. I heard he’s cancelled the tOSU visit this weekend. I heard we’ve put a litle pressure on him to stop playing the game and let us know what the deal is. He’s NOT the top guy on FSU’s board that belongs to Josh Harvey-Clemsons so if I were Northrup I’d advise him to stick with what got you to the party and stay commited to UM. FSU came in late anyways though his school as of late has turned out a good deal of FSU players. Goldman is FSU vs Bama battle and I believe it can go either way. See what I told Hurri about Howard. I think the guy we have the BEST shot with is Leonard Williams but I think for even him in the end he goes to Auburn. Lets not forget Avery Young as well but I think he’s a Florida lean if you ask me.

  62. For the record,

    I have no feasible way to determine what TB3 is gonna do in the NFL. I’m just hipping everybody to what the scouts almost CERTAINLY see. I don’t see our guy going before the 4th. Unless he legitimately shows that alleged 4.26 forty at the combine…..And I’ve got a feeling he won’t quite be that fast.
    Roscoe Parrish is one of my personal favorites, but we all know damn right well he was taken too early.

    Bg,
    The good word is that Duke told Tre that if he comes aboard, he’ll let him style the #3 jersey, instead of himself…..
    You know how these kids LOOOOOOOOVE their jerseys!!! If Howard comes here…..We know its all about The U…..nis.

  63. You know what though….I’ve noticed that the Pac12 and Big12 allow guys to wear the same #, as long as they arent ever on the field at the same time.
    Never notice the ACC or anybody else allowing it. Is it a conf. thing, or just an individual team thing?

  64. in other recruiting news:

    UF FOOTBALL
    No soft building blocks as Will Muschamp rebuilds Florida Gators

    UF’s Will Muschamp vowed to move forward after a disappointing first season as coach that ended with a bitter loss to rival FSU.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/25/2606434/no-soft-building-blocks-as-will.html

  65. “Kiper Jr. sees Miami RB Miller going to Bengals”

    CORAL GABLES – While the decisions of Olivier Vernon, Marcus Forston and perhaps even Brandon Washington to leave Miami early for the NFL are considered questionable, Lamar Miller’s decision to do so appears to be a sound one.

    In his first mock draft for 2012, ESPN’s draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. projected Miller will go to Cincinnati Bengals at No. 21 and rated him the second-best back in the draft behind Alabama’s Trent Richardson. Kiper Jr. said on a conference call with reporters last week that he sees Miller as a second-rounder “at worst.”

    “People are going to be looking at him very favorably as we move through the draft process,” Kiper Jr. said.

    Of receiver Tommy Streeter, another UM early entry, he noted, “If he tests out well from a speed standpoint, he could be a second-round pick.”

    “Has some size [6-5], made some big plays this year, did some good things,” Kiper Jr. added. “Not as seasoned as some other wideouts.”

    Text alerts: Get Miami Hurricanes news on your phone

    Washington’s versatility will help him, Kiper Jr. said. Like Orlando Franklin a year ago, Washington moved from guard to tackle this past season because of need. “He can end up going a little higher than he’s graded,” Kiper Jr. said.

    Forston, the defensive tackle who considered leaving early after the 2010 season, is “another guy that’s going to drop significantly farther down the board than you would have thought two years ago” and Vernon is “way down the line” among defensive ends.

    Kiper Jr. said Jacory Harris is the 22nd-rated quarterback on his board and he doesn’t “see a scenario where he is selected.”

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-news-0125-20120124,0,815101.story

  66. and for those who are now finished with their goodfellas

    . . . here’s someone channelling his inner al golden:

    Read the full prepared text of Obama’s State of the Union speech

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-of-the-union-2012-obama-speech-excerpts/2012/01/24/gIQA9D3QOQ_story.html

  67. F@cking old snowbirds! Get off the road!

  68. JSQ
    January 25, 2012 at 7:11 AM
    F@cking old snowbirds! Get off the road!
    <<<<<<<<<<<

    brings back memories of that oldie-goldie film called "death race" (or something like that)

  69. JSQ, I didn’t realize that was you behind me!

  70. listening to the Tom Lemming interview in the QAM archives. Central CB going to VT and Lemming says he’s one of the hardest hitting, toughest CBs out this year despite being on the small side. we got size requirements still?

  71. Donaldven Manning. We offered him. Not sure how aggresive we went after him.

    Think he was an EE for VT.

  72. Esteban
    January 25, 2012 at 9:16 AM
    listening to the Tom Lemming interview in the QAM archives. Central CB going to VT and Lemming says he’s one of the hardest hitting, toughest CBs out this year despite being on the small side. we got size requirements still?

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

    In all honesty, I never had a problem with Randy sticking by this thought. As the wideouts get larger you need larger DBs. Of course there are exceptions, but having a crew of 5’9 corners is not ideal. Especially if our opponents start utilizing the athletic TEs.

    And FWIW, per Rivals, our DBs average 6’0. Jus sayin.

  73. CK, i didn’t either. Really is more just an issue of wanting to see more of my Central Rockets signing with The U.

  74. Delray, it so was not you! ;-)

    Picture me heading west on Lake Ida to make a left on Military to go south.

    Then picture a MA-plate [COUGH CHEATRIOTS! COUGH] Camry driven by an old timer (who has no business being on the road at 7am) come abruptly to a stop at the BEGINNING of the left turn lane, and then proceed to crawl towards the light, which was about to turn green, although I wouldn’t have made the light if I stuck behind Mr. Glacial Pace.

    Dude is probably still in Delray trying to get down Military Trail going 5 mph.

    If my mom drives like this down here when she retires, I’m taking her keys. These old people are freaking hazards!

  75. Sounds like a Silver Alert!

  76. Haha Este, aint nothin wrong with that!

  77. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Jon Bastian FREE article:

    “Seven days outside of signing day, let’s take another look at where UM recruits are at with their commitments. The range is from soft, solid and rock solid.

    5 Star

    Randy “Duke” Johnson, RB, 5-9, 180—Rock Solid. Solid as anyone has been to a program. This special talent acts as an ambassador to Miami and has done a lot to help the program before stepping foot on campus. It would be nice to have him as an EE, but that did not happen.

    4 Star

    Raphael Kirby, LB, 6-0, 210, On Campus. He was one many worried about because he is one of the most highly recruited athletes we had committed at the time. In all the recent interviews, he has been nothing but ‘Cane.

    Jelani Hamilton, DE, 6-5, 265—Solid. Interesting case with Jelani Hamilton. He was said to be open even after his commitment. However, he had a season ending knee injury that could have ended many schools push for him.

    Angelo Jean Louis, WR, 6-0, 180, Not EE—Solid. He loves Miami and has every intention of going there. The only thing to look out for here is his grades. Speculation that he has a low core and substandard test scores is looming.

    Ereck Flowers, OT, 6-6, 300, On Campus. The teammate of Duke Johnson, Flowers was a great get for Miami. Watching his film for a minute, you can tell he has it all. He is just happy to have the process over with and is looking forward to moving on to the next level.

    Malcolm Lewis, WR, 6-0, 180, Not EE—Solid. He has taken visits with teammate Tracy Howard, but hasn’t changed his mind about The U. It is looking like the opportunity to play is winning and he will be a ‘Cane at NSD.

    Deon Bush, DB, 6-1, 185 –Solid. He just committed on national television. Due to the fact the other school that he was strongly considering filled up at the DB position, he isn’t going anywhere. He is a smart player who sees real opportunity at UM.

    Tyriq McCord, DE, 6-3, 225—Solid. He openly said he is looking for a great broadcasting program which USC, his last official visit, has. The deciding factor seems to be location now, but you never know how he will react if/when he goes on his visit to USC. He pushed back his visit to USC which was supposed to happen on Jan. 20, so things are looking good for Miami.

    Robert Lockhart, WR, 6-2, 185—Rock Solid. With the opportunity to play only an hour from home, Lockhart couldn’t pass it up. The Virginia Tech coaches might not be happy with him at the moment, but I know the Miami coaching staff has to be.

    3 Star

    Gray Crow, QB, 6-3, 220, On Campus. He has spent a lot of his (parents) own money going to multiple Al Golden camps even after he committed. Add that with the fact he doesn’t have many offers besides the ‘Canes, he is ours.

    Preston Dewey, QB, 6-3, 200, On Campus. He has been nothing but Cane since he committed. The ‘Canes are his biggest offer and he has already developed a great relationship with OC Jedd Fisch.

    David Thompson, QB, 6-2, 195, Not EE (Baseball)—Solid. Baseball is the only really concern here. The coaches want him to come in early, but he is set on playing his senior baseball season. Baseball one and football zero so far. Let’s hope baseball doesn’t win over football again at the next level.

    Reggie Northrup, LB, 6-2, 215,—Soft. With new colleges coming at him recently, it seems like we will have to fight for this one. FSU and Ohio State are both making late runs at him. Originally supposed to be an EE, he is taking more time to look around.

    Josh Witt, LB, 6-2, 210, On Campus. He is looking forward to coming in and getting playing time. His teammate, OL Danny Isidora is a ‘Cane commit as well. No worries here.

    Larry Hope, DB, 6-0, 165 —On Campus. He sees the opportunity to get on the field early and doesn’t want to pass it up. Last reported, he was working hard to enroll early, but that is still work-in-progress.

    Nate Dortch, DB, 6-1, 168, Not EE—Solid. Since Dortch committed back in August, there has been little talk of him looking around.

    Vernon Davis, DB, 5-10, 170, Not EE—Solid. Another early commit, Davis has been solid to the ‘Canes for a while. Playing for Miami was his childhood dream and since his commitment, other colleges have backed off.

    Herb Waters, WR, 6-1, 170, Not EE—Solid. After taking visits, he has done the opposite of what a lot of commits do, he reaffirmed his commitment. He is now solid and 100 percent Miami.

    D’Mauri Jones, WR, 6-4, 195, Not EE—Solid. Expected to stick especially with the early exit of Miami wide receiver Tommy Streeter. He is built similarly to Streeter and will hop on the opportunity to play. “I’m The U all the way.”

    Jontavious Carter, WR, 6-4, 200, Not EE—Solid. He has never said anything but good things about UM. He is a well-built kid, who like D’Mauri Jones, is excited to have the opportunity to play early. He recently took his official visit and loved it. Also, while on his official he was trying to recruit a couple other uncommitted prospects.

    Dwayne Hoilett, DE, 6-3, 215, EE—On Campus. Hoilett committed to the ‘Canes after an Al Golden camp and never looked back. After much deliberation, he decided to enroll early at.

    Jake O’Donnell, DE, 6-6, 230—Solid. While O’Donnell does have other opportunities to play closer to him in Pennsylvania, he is thrilled to be coming to Miami according to sources close to him.

    Taylor Gadbois, OT, 6-8, 300, On Campus. This is a prep school kid who has a lot of talent and chose Miami out of many other schools. He is set to arrive this month and will likely make an early impact. His teammate, WR Robert Lockhart, just committed to the ‘Canes as well.

    Brandon Holifield, TE, 6’5, 215, Not EE—Soft. A backup tight end at Godby HS, Holifield has been quiet as far as his commitment status is concerned at Miami. He has some other offers, but football wise, Miami is his top one. So, unless some other top schools come into the picture, he should be a ‘Cane at the end of the day. After talking with CaneInsider.com, he said it will be a national signing day decision. With that being said, there has to be other factors in play he is not saying.

    Earl Moore, DT, 6-2, 280—Solid. While he still has many opportunities to play elsewhere, Moore shutdown his recruitment after he committed.

    Rayshawn Jenkins, DB, 6-2, 185, Not EE—Rock Solid. He isn’t going anywhere.

    Gabriel Terry, DE, 6-3, 215, Spring—Solid. Since committing around Thanksgiving, there hasn’t been any indication to why he wouldn’t be in this class. Miami is his top offer and it is close to his new home, Wellington (Fla.).

    Danny Dillard, RB, 6’2, 205, Not EE, Solid. The only thing that would draw Dillard away would be the opportunity to play with his two teammates OL Forrest Lamp and OL Omari Phillips. Their offers never matched up, and when the ‘Canes offered, Dillard jumped on the opportunity.

    LaDarius Gunter, DB, 6-2, 200, On Campus. A JUCO lockdown corner who committed to Miami over his other offer, Indiana. He is supposed to be on campus soon, so it is safe to say he isn’t going anywhere.

    Jacoby Briscoe, DT, 6-4, 290, Not EE—Solid. Miami is his “dream school.” He committed to them on the spot and said he will be coming to Coral Gables as soon as possible. Which for him, means regular time. He is trying to figure out if he will take any other visits, once he decides either way, his status will change. If he decides to visit Tennessee, he will be moved to a soft commit. He took his visit last weekend to Miami and loved everything about it. It will be a big shock if he doesn’t sign with Miami.

    Danny Isidora, OL, 6-3, 330—Solid. A quiet kid who knows the true meaning of commitment, Isidora is a hometown athlete. He has good values and is a ‘Cane. It helps that his teammate LB Josh Witt is committed as well.”

    *Not EE = not enrolling early
    **EE = Early Enrollee

  78. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Thanks, bg. I threw Northrup in there because I’ve been told one of the pay sites is saying he’s as good as gone, to the criminoles, I think.

    So if we add Young to Northrup, Howard, and Goldman, of all the wavering recruits left, it looks like we might go 0-4. I’ll be very disappointed if we don’t get 2 of these 4. At least one, anyway.

  79. I stand behind ALL of my vag labels thrown out there 100%.

    The only kid I have any respect for that left this year is Spence.

    Kid brought it 24/7.

    The rest can suck a dyk.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  80. Canez1 says:
    January 25, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    I stand behind ALL of my vag labels thrown out there 100%.

    The only kid I have any respect for that left this year is Spence.

    Kid brought it 24/7.

    The rest can suck a dyk.

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

    So did regis!

  81. Meh to Regis.

    Kid’s a JAG.

    Aside from that UNC game where he got nutty. Not sure what got in to him. Ijust wish we saw more of that fire throughout his career.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  82. Esteban.

    Manning committed to VT very, very early and has been adamant about leaving S. Florida so we were never in the game for him honestly.

  83. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    I agree with C1 to a certain extent but there are other kids, B Washington and Tyler Horn are good examples, who busted it every play for us. I also think a lot of them have piss poor coaching and turnover to blame as well.

    Still have a ton of hope for Ray Ray and a few others, but the rest of Randy’s early classes have been a colossal failure.

  84. Josh-Harvey Clemons grandfather on Will Muschamp: “We gave everybody a heads up, and they were surprised to see [Muschamp],” Clemons said. “And the collection plate was equally surprised.”

  85. Ray Lewis is a LEADER of men! Favorite NFL Cane of all time by far!

    http://ufootball.tumblr.com/post/16465090822/leadership-ray-lewis-post-game-locker-room

  86. BG or anyone you guys are recruiting Guru’s did anyone look at that film I put the link to?

  87. Hassan.

    Yeah I did last night. Nice looking prospect. Really good get off. Uses his hands well and closes ground pretty quickly. He has some good measureables too. A little short as a DE prospect at 6’2 but nothing really major I like the 6’4 to 6’6 type of DEs but he showed ability with his hand down and standing. Solid upper 3 star type kid. Solid looking prospect just based on viewing his highlights.

  88. PB I forgot about Horn.

    Solid kid and a positive to the program.

    Bwash as well. I actually agree with him busting out.

    Tackle was not his thing. He should be a solid G in the league.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  89. Gonna go deliver the State of the Union and right afterward, get on a phone and call the parents of an American hostage to tell them their daughter has just been rescued by SEAL Team 6 in an operation I authorized 2 days ago .. and she didn’t even trip on any of the dead pirates they laid out around her while she was walking out

    More fun than what I do at work. 7 more months and Tampa is going to be an insane riot waiting to happen for 2 weeks straight. Can’t wait

  90. So, lemme get this straight

    If a kid gives his verbal to a school, even possibly doing the stupid ass hat thing on national television and picking the school .. but then still goes on his visits – his commitment is switched to “soft” instead of “solid”? All b/c the kid wants to get a free trip and treated like an A Lister while he’s there?

    How many people at your current age have been to somewhere like LA or Eugene,Oregon or Seattle or some of the amazing college towns in the nation, for free? Now imagine having the opportunity to do that when you’re 17 or 18

    I’d be damn sure to take all my visits. I’d even make a call to U of Hawai’i and act like I’m interested, just so I can roll out there

    Sounds pretty stupid to mindf*ck certain fans and an unnecessary evil that only makes adult men act like soap opera junkies until NSDay even worse

  91. Ug, this deponent is one of those women who is uppiddy about “Stay at Home Mom” being considered a real job.

    Someone give this bish a Xanax.

  92. BG good stuff thanks, I think he can be a Cane, his coach raves about him and they play pretty good ball at West Organge H.S. I am like you he is a lil short maybe 6’3 in shoes but has good build and looks like he can add more. I can see him being a guy that gives you the versitility to play with his hand down or drop back in coverage. For a HS kid he uses he hands well.

  93. Hassan.

    Absolutely. I see he’s offered by Minnesota now but I’m sure after the spring eval period and after he hits some camps he’ll get some more offers. West Orange is the same school as Lucas Thompson right?

  94. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Bg, great speech by Ray Lewis. Got to give the man props for completely turning his life around and turning into a man to be admired off the field more than on it.

  95. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    Josh-Harvey Clemons grandfather on Will Muschamp: “We gave everybody a heads up, and they were surprised to see [Muschamp],” Clemons said. “And the collection plate was equally surprised.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “the collection plate”

    In plain sight the whole time. (See Cecil Newton)
    One day there will be an expose’ type documentary showing how the SEC exploited it’s geographic location by taking advantage of the Churches in it’s ‘Bible Belt’ locale.

    Ephesians 6:12
    12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places…
    and SEC MONEY in collection plates of shady preachers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/sports/ncaafootball/24newton.html

    http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/22632013/New-pictures-from-Holy-Zion-Center-of-Deliverance.aspx

  96. Yeah the kid wants to go to the U, we have some Former Canes coaching up here and the Kid really likes the U. I told him stay in the weight room we need big boys lol. He looks fairly advanced and I think he can earn an offer, I told him go to the camps and see what he can do.

  97. The 4-star wide receiver from Miami Beach (Fla.) Senior High is no longer committed to Florida State and plans to announce a final decision on Signing Day.

    “I can’t answer your phone calls but I will say this, I am not committed to anyone,” Louis texted Wednesday afternoon.

    Louis was committed to Auburn for nearly eight months before switching to the Seminoles Jan. 20. Auburn coaches visited Louis Monday. Florida State coaches are scheduled to visit him Friday.

    Louis is rated No. 28 wide receiver and No. 228 overall prospect in the 2012 class by 247Sports

    http://tomrobertsdesign.com/KATRIDERS/WTF/sam-jackson-stare.gif

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  98. Clemons said. “And the collection plate was equally surprised.”

    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k256/MurcielagoAI/1254572605844.gif

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  99. Hassan.

    Tell him go to the Al Golden camps. Lots of offers generated from that event alone. He handles his business there and he has a much better shot.

  100. C1.

    That image is HILARIOUS! BWWWWWWWWWWWHAHAAAAAAA!

    Yo, Ricardo Louis is a stallion! Would love to have him but he seems bent on leaving Miami.

  101. BG LMAO!!

    Killin me when I saw it.

    Louis would be a score no doubt.

    I think Duke and the rest of the SoFla goons are pushing hard on Howard and with Louis you never know.

    Duke is the best thing to happen to this program in many years and he hasn’t even stepped on the field yet!!

    I am also getting the feeling Northrup sticks somehow.

    Just a hunch scoob ;-)

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  102. Six says:
    January 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM
    So, lemme get this straight

    If a kid gives his verbal to a school, even possibly doing the stupid ass hat thing on national television and picking the school .. but then still goes on his visits – his commitment is switched to “soft” instead of “solid”? All b/c the kid wants to get a free trip and treated like an A Lister while he’s there?

    How many people at your current age have been to somewhere like LA or Eugene,Oregon or Seattle or some of the amazing college towns in the nation, for free? Now imagine having the opportunity to do that when you’re 17 or 18

    I’d be damn sure to take all my visits. I’d even make a call to U of Hawai’i and act like I’m interested, just so I can roll out there

    Sounds pretty stupid to mindf*ck certain fans and an unnecessary evil that only makes adult men act like soap opera junkies until NSDay even worse
    ///////////////////////////////////

    rofl, no doubt i riding, free food, and everything else, i’d be out, at the same time back than, if couldn’t ride there i wasn’t flying!

  103. Canez1 says:
    January 25, 2012 at 2:27 PM
    BG LMAO!!

    Killin me when I saw it.

    Louis would be a score no doubt.

    I think Duke and the rest of the SoFla goons are pushing hard on Howard and with Louis you never know.
    ///////////////////////////////

    Trust nad believe them boyz getting on em and coming at em with that pride talk. These guys coming in now ain’t about all that talking, they’re alot mentally focused, only a few guys from the classes that just left irregardless of scheme played like they meant it when they said “I’m coming to help bring Da U, back: spence & brandon harris did their best for sure, they always left it out there on that field.

  104. UMomentum says:
    January 25, 2012 at 1:57 PM
    Josh-Harvey Clemons grandfather on Will Muschamp: “We gave everybody a heads up, and they were surprised to see [Muschamp],” Clemons said. “And the collection plate was equally surprised.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “the collection plate”

    In plain sight the whole time. (See Cecil Newton)
    One day there will be an expose’ type documentary showing how the SEC exploited it’s geographic location by taking advantage of the Churches in it’s ‘Bible Belt’ locale.

    Ephesians 6:12
    12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places…
    and SEC MONEY in collection plates of shady preachers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/24/sports/ncaafootball/24newton.html

    http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/22632013/New-pictures-from-Holy-Zion-Center-of-Deliverance.aspx
    ////////////////////////////////////

    lol, in the sec, it’s at all cost!

  105. C1.

    Duke has already tweeted to Deon to go get ‘Cardo! HAHAHA!

  106. bg1906 says:
    January 25, 2012 at 2:49 PM
    C1.

    Duke has already tweeted to Deon to go get ‘Cardo! HAHAHA!
    ////////////////////////////////

    Them cats out there, and some of them feeling like officer hoyt from training day, “i didn’t sign up for this”! lol, coach goldie working on the celebration wind!

  107. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Love how 97.5 the fanatic, local philly sports radio station, has Lamar Thomas “You come into our house, you should get your behind kicked” on their soundboard. Gets me pumped up everytime I hear it I just wana punch a gaytor or semenhole

  108. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    And the tracy howard interview didnt sound to good to me with the he has in his gut he knows wheres hes goin yet he hasnt visited miami yet, did yall get that vibe?

  109. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I just wana punch a gaytor or semenhole

    >>>>>>>>>>>

    I pretty much feel that way 24/7/365

  110. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Touche C3 touche

  111. Philly.

    Florida has been the favorite for him since the beginning. THEN FSU came on really, really strong and had the lead track. NOW its our turn to have a real shot and the best thing is being able to get him on campus. Then add to the fact that Duke AND Deon are working him now along with Malcolm. Before it was just Duke. So all 3 of his very good friends are at UM and they can HONESTLY tell him dawg WE NEED YOU. He comes in as the best CB on the roster from DAY 1…PLEASE DON’T ANYONE SAY BRANDON MCGEE is the #1 guy! HAHAHA! So we offer immediate impact! His mom is a UF grad though and he’s favored them since Day 1 because he’s always said he’s wanted to “go away” for college. Same thing as Ricardo so we got to see does the opportunity at UM supercede along with his friendships supercede his need to want to feel like he’s “gotten away”

  112. PhillyCane
    January 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM
    And the tracy howard interview didnt sound to good to me with the he has in his gut he knows wheres hes goin yet he hasnt visited miami yet, did yall get that vibe?

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

    Yup, noticed the same thing

  113. Howard is STILL very much a long shot. Don’t get your hopes up. If it happens GREAT but DON’T expect it!

  114. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Thanks bg, yeah from the way he sounded in that interview it sounds like a long shot. I am a betting man and I bet gaytors. Damn that sucks to say. I think his wanting to get away supercedes everything else. And from what your saying for Goldman is FSU vs Bama? That sucks too.

    How does our class shape compared to that of Gaytors n FSU? Whose winning the battle of the state of florida?

  115. BG, I could be wrong but I read a while back that Howard was not exactly chummy with another DB recuit going to Florida and that was steering him away.

  116. bg1906
    January 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM
    Hassan.

    Tell him go to the Al Golden camps. Lots of offers generated from that event alone. He handles his business there and he has a much better shot.
    <<<<<<<<

    better yet, hassan

    . . . tell him to read EOTH

    . . . canez1 can give him tips on avoiding "vag-syndrome"

  117. Philly.

    We are all in the top 10. FSU is on a roll recruiting the last 3 years and Florida has had a ton of success. I think when you look at our situation with marginal play for nearly 8 years or so now and then add to that potential sanctions and such, what Golden and crew are doing for this class and 2013, which won’t be big but will be AMAZING if the trend he’s started with the first 4 commits continues, is nothing short of amazing. Just think of how much more potent he’ll be once we start winning and contending year in and year for ACC titles, BCS births, and National titles. He’s surely doing more with less and for that you can’t complain. He’s going toe to toe with not just the other 2 state schools but all the national powers and he’s winning his fair share. He’ll lose too and he has, but we should be ECSTATIC about the recruiting efforts of this staff…ECSTATIC and thats even if we stike out with this volley of top flight guys coming in this weekend. Wait until you guys hear the visitors list for this final weekend. Just the fact they are HERE and considering (free vacation or not) is a win because it shows the rest of the country we can still get top flight recruits to pay attention and consider us even when the chips are down.

  118. Delray.

    I don’t think anything like that will be an issue.

  119. Never thought Howard was a Miami Get.

    A Miami GET….Not Miami Guy. I don’t see it. Not getting erect for his announcement.

    No Slambuttsky.

    C1 impeccable timing on that picture.

    I know you’ve all seen that Jackson-Hewitt Tax commercial, where everyone is dancing to “This Is How We Do It.”

    Tell me yall can’t see The Queen dancing in slow-mo, in that commercial.

  120. Phillip Dorsett is the new #4! Good bye Aldarius! HAHAHA!

  121. Playmaker starting in on Malcolm Lewis EARLY! I love it!

  122. Here you go Hassan.

    Kynon Codrington @KCodringtonESPN

    ’13 West Orange (FL) LB Corey Vereen had #Arizona, #Louisville, & #SouthCarolina at the school yesterday. #Gamecocks showing heavy interest

  123. I figured P-Diddy would jump on his old #4. Still waiting for him to bust out, too. Ready for him to get nice underneath.
    Who’s the top candidate to get on my number 9?

    Chase Ford is OVA.

  124. My son steady running in & out….I’m about to go buckwild in a minute.

    Why can’t he keep up tradition, and just piss outside?

  125. Hurri.

    Good question. Northrup wears 9 in HS but after being here there and everywhere I wouldn’t reward him with 9 unless someone just didn’t want it. My guesses for a few are the no brainers

    2 – Deon Bush
    3 – Duke Johnson (who has said he’d give it up if Howard comes)

    After that you still have 6, 8, and 9 as the single digit numbers. Who knows.

  126. bg1906 says:
    January 25, 2012 at 4:23 PM
    Spence: http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/article-1/Senior-Bowl-Notes-Linebacker/5e328057-0cf1-4b2f-8eed-42d666d2a31d
    //////////////////////////////

    Honestly, if this man doesn’t end up going in the 1st round , that’s a crime, whoever gets him will be getting a london fletcher type(who all he did was lead the league in tackle some years and never got a pro-bowl invite because of WHAT) but in my opinion, with way better instincts and just a better over-all player. spence is an elite talent, specifically mentally, he’s in the same mold of the Great Ones before him, i’m not sure where we can rank him when it comes to UM history, but he’s definitely better than a few 1st rounders who came up outta here!

  127. Leggett, Marve, and Ford haven’t done me any favors lately. I think Shields picked up 9 after he switched to corner.

    Who was the last (if any) Cane worth a damn to wear 9?

  128. I’m with Cal,

    Spence coulda played on the 83, 87, 89, 91, & 01 squads, and a few of those good squads in between. He was better than both DJ Williams and Beason and I’d say about equal with a healthy Armstead, and D Smith.

  129. Streeter and Forston got their NFL Combine invites.

  130. Streeter will either make a lot of money or loose a lot of money at that combine….(though with new agreement its not like it used to me)

  131. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7460206/lewis-overwhelming-favorite

    >>>>>>>>>

    Any Era Team…..#1 they got right but #2 should be another Cane….ST #26

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