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We Got Next: 2013 Defense Recruiting Prospects Part I

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~ The following article was contributed by beloved Eye of the Hurricane blogger and recruiting guru, bg1906 ~

The Class of 2012 has shaped up to be a very, very solid class for Head Coach Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes. With some 30+ recruits, the 2012 class is truly massive and will provide a solid foundation for the Canes moving forward. However, as we enter into the final 3 weeks before National Signing Day 2012, many including the Miami Hurricanes Coaching Staff have begun to evaluate and offer members of the Class of 2013.

The 2013 Class will not be nearly as large as the one being recruited for 2012 because normally when taking a class with such large numbers, it usually results in much a much smaller class the following year.  Nevertheless, though the class may turn out to be small in number, it should prove to be large in quality as the 2013 class is ripe quality, top end talent.  As always, a great deal of the nation’s most talented players are right here in our immediate recruiting area, but that will not stop Coach Golden and the Canes Staff from scouring the nation for the best and brightest of the 2013 talent pool.

With that said, here are some names you are going to want to become accustomed with as we move forward into the beginnings of the 2013 Spring Evaluation Period and Recruiting Cycle.

Quick Update – Junior Day

Soon after the release of Part I of this article, the Canes held their first Junior Day of the 2012 year. Luckily for us, we were able to secure 3 additional commitments from some VERY good players while bringing our total number of 2013 commitments to 4, and getting the Canes off to a BLISTERING hot start to the 2013 recruiting season.

WR Kermit Whitfield (Orlando, FL) – Whitfield was highlighted in the original article and has been committed to UM for quite some time now. He’s a nationally ranked track athlete and brings a tremendous amount of speed to the WR position. Whitfield is a pure slot WR and returner type. He’s a bit small at 5’8 and 165 lbs but he is tough as nails and a playmaker. He’s been timed as fast as 4.35 in the 40 yard dash and should be one of the fastest prep players in the nation. His commitment at this time is solid.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/recruiting/os-recruiting-levonte-kermit-whitfield-to-miami-0520,0,7292792.story

WR Jayron Kearse (Ft. Meyers, FL) – Jayron Kearse is the nephew of former Florida Gator and NFL player Jevon “The Freak” Kearse. The family genes have been good to him as he’s inherited Kearse’s freakish size (6’4) and athletic ability.  He currently weighs in at 185 lbs but has a frame to carry more weight while maintaining his athleticism. Kearse is widely considered nationally to be one of the best athletes in the entire Class of 2013. His commitment came as a surprise as he had been committed to Auburn for quite some time. However, with Auburn OC Gus Malzahan leaving the Tigers for Arkansas State, Kearse opened up his recruitment and like what he saw at Miami on Junior Day. We can thank c/o 2012 commitment Nate Dortch a bit for this one, as he and Kearse are very close friends. Kearse is projected to play WR at the collegiate level after having played mostly QB for his entire prep career. He will continue to be highly recruited and the Canes will have to work to keep him committed. An incredible athlete with a great size and speed combination, Kearse along with Whitfield provides a potent 1-2 punch at WR and are excellent pick-ups for Coach Golden and the staff!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABXAlpN4cb4


RB Alex Collins (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) –
Alex Collins was most definitely a surprise. Hailing from South Plantation HS, Collins was one of the top rushers in Broward County amassing a total of 1,786 with 28 TD in his first year of playing HS football. Collins is a thickly built athlete at 5’11 and 197 lbs. He runs hard, has good vision, and has very good speed having been timed at 4.45 in the 40. He also doesn’t shy away from contact and that is always a big plus. Collins received the UM offer sometime in December and committed promptly during Junior Day and is another excellent pick-up by the staff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flMzZWY-elA

DT Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, FL) – Keith Bryant is a DT prospect from Atlantic HS in Delray Beach. I’ve mentioned him before as a Top 2013 prospect that favored Miami early on in his recruitment. Fantastic to see it wasn’t just lip service as he committed on the spot upon receiving his offer at Miami’s Junior Day. Bryant is currently 6’2 and 295 lbs, so he already has very good size for a DT prospect. He’s solidly put together and should be one of the more heavily recruited players in the state. Immediately after his commitment, he also received an offer from Alabama, which should tell you the type of player that he is. Bryant plays with a good base, has a quick first step, uses his hands well, and is a run stopping type of DT that can also rush the passer. He plays with a good motor most of the time, but has to get better at consistently playing at a high level at all times. This should come with better overall conditioning and training. Again, another great early get for Coach Golden and staff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2yN67OpxH0

2013 Defensive Prospects

DE Prospects

Defensive End was a heavily recruited position for the Canes in 2012 as they took 5 DE commitments (Jelani Hamilton, Dwayne Hoilett, Tyriq McCord, Gabriel Terry, and Jake O’Donnell).  In 2013, the Canes have pegged out a few more good prospects that they will recruit and these are Canes fans should know. The 2 biggest names of this group are Jordan Sherit (Tamp, FL) and Joey Bosa (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). Both are incredible talents and are being heavily recruited by programs around the country.

Sherit hails from Miami but now attends school in Tampa where he plays with current Cane commit Earl Moore. In many ways he reminds most people of Cane DE Anthony Chickillo. Sherit and Chickillo, as well as Moore, are all close friends, and we find ourselves in a very good position early to land Sherit at some point. He has a good motor and is relentless in much the same mold as Chickillo. He has a ton of early offers but seems to really like Miami and USF at this point, but I would guess Cane before its all said and done. He will be an excellent pick-up.

Bosa is from St. Thomas Aquinas and is another in the long line of stellar athletes there. He’s being nationally recruited and seems to be an Alabama lean at this time. He doesn’t currently have a Canes offer, but you’d have to think that will change soon. Alabama has offered and if he holds true to his word, you would have to think that they are in the driver’s seat, BUT never count out the home team.

One other name that has been mentioned early is Devin Washington. Washington is a hybrid DE/OLB prospect that attended Junior Day and is a teammate of Miami commit Kermit Whitfield. Washington is still looking for the Canes to offer and if they do we should easily be #1 on his list as well.

  1. Jordan Sherit (Tampa, FL): http://www.ncsasports.org/football-recruiting/fl/tampa/hillsborough-senior-high-school/jordan-sherit
  2. Joey Bosa (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  3. Devin Washington (Orlando, FL): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sSRRINNuks

DT Prospects

While there appeared to be a shortage of true, quality DT prospects in the state of Florida in 2012, 2013 is a much different affair as there are several top-end DT prospects in the state that Canes fanes should keep an eye on.

Keith Bryant as discussed above is already a Cane commit and a top DT prospect in the state for 2013.

Deadrin Senat is also another DT prospect that has recently set the combine scene on fire by winning several combine DL MVPs, and in doing so has earned himself some offers from the likes of Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, USF, and Tennessee. Senat is a short and squat (6’1) type DT who is quick off the ball and is quite stout at 311 lbs. He’s very strong (400 lbs bench and 525 lbs squat) and is quite athletic as he also participates in Track throwing the shot put and discuss. Senat has a good swim move as a pretty good motor as well. He plays for a loaded Immokalee team that has been good to us in the past (Edgerrin James and Javarris James) and early in the process he has UM as his #1 school and I’d expect him to be a Cane.

Derrick Calloway has a Canes offer and is part of a DOMINANT DL for State Champion Manatee HS. He, along with DeMarcus Christmas, are a FORCE to be reckoned with for Manatee and their combined DL efforts utterly dominated First Coast in the State Championship Game this past December. Calloway is 6’2 and 305 lbs. He has a good first step, uses his hands well, plays with leverage, and is excellent in pursuit as a DL prospect. He would be a good get and would open the door to a program that is pretty loaded for 2013.

  1. Keith Bryant (Delray Beach, FL) – Committed to Miami: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2yN67OpxH0
  2. Deadrin Senat (Immokalee, FL): http://www.hudl.com/athlete/315915/deadrin-senat
  3. Derrick Calloway (Bradenton, FL): http://www.hudl.com/athlete/406458/derrick-calloway

Stay tuned for Part II on LB and Secondary prospects!

  1. FIRST!

  2. Nice first, CK! Orange or green?

  3. Green please and thank you

  4. Wow, dead.

    Ck, I think this is the time of the day when normal people leave work.

  5. Too bad Canes can’t land Kermit’s cousin Marvin Bracy as well

    Talk about 2 burners on the field at the same time

    Having them run go-routes next to each other on the field would leave 2 fire tracks behind them like the DeLorean in “Back To The Future” when it takes off in the mall parking lot

  6. Glad you checked in Six. You can give some perspective on Sherit and also that Manatee DL you saw up close. Those boys bad! HAHAHA!

  7. Haha JSQ,

    We keep it goin!!!

  8. Speaking of, if any of you anywhere near jersey ever feel like going “back in time” [cues BTTF music], check out my friend’s site:

    http://rentthetimemachine.com/

  9. JSQ.

    Good idea to break the article into 2 pieces. It is long! LOL

  10. bg, I thought that when I first opened it and when Dayton let me know he was too busy to write about b-ball this week, that sealed the deal! Ha! I’m lazy!

  11. Manny’s latest with Malcolm and Tracy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEOj0_xwmCw

  12. Hearing Manny’s interview and I can say he still really likes Florida but we have a REAL shot. Its not the coaches that will get this done. If it happens it will be the players that pull this one out! But we do have a chance.

  13. It also lets me save the article I thought up while climbing a mountain in spin class until NSD evening.

    Don’t worry guys, we don’t climb mountains in spin class to Kesha songs or other trash like that.

  14. More number changes. Ty Cornelius takes Spence’s 31 and Grimble takes Andrew Smith’s 48

  15. Manatee has been kicking azz for years, they feeding them something different up their. They keep em tough in the trenches, many powerhouse teams from Miami have gone up that way and comeback as 1st losers(meaning 2nd place, cause that’s all it means).

    Anyway, i’m glad we didn’t get bracy, kermit has a better fill for the game, although at his size, he might wanna look at playing db or safety, time will tell how he’ll pan out as a wideout though.

    I like the pieces to the puzzle that goldie is putting together, at the same time, anytime you have that much talent on the field at one time, you need trenchmen to make it all work.

    Here’s another thing, if lamar miller doesn’t go in the 1st round, somebody tripping, and him going to cincinatti would be good for them. miller will be one of those players that when he gets to the league, they’re going to be trying to figure out, where did this guy come from, if he stays healthy, he’ll probably end up being rookie of the year, especially if he unseats cedric benson.

  16. Interview with Howard by Manny. Manny says he’s feeling better about our chances afterwords, but sounds like the kid loves UF. Good head on his shoulders. South Beach ain’t the way to go with this kid it sounds.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEOj0_xwmCw&feature=youtu.be

  17. Wondering how long Antrel Rolle is going to be near Coral Gables over the next few days lol

  18. Didn’t realize you beat me to that bg. ..

  19. Shwarma.

    All good fam! Can’t get too much good word! wORD! LOL

  20. No doubt

  21. Thanks for a great article as always, bg!

    I never have to edit and you make it interesting even for someone like me who doesn’t get into recruiting! :-)

  22. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    The #9 jersey has been unproductive since duck leggit got it from Kevin Beard

  23. Calvin, the Bengals won’t be taking Miller at #21. He’s going to be either the 26th or 32nd pick.

  24. not like Beard was all that productive either.

  25. actually Leggett’s production was better than Beard’s and Leggett would duck but Beard had hands of stone. Just at least had one game where he looked great and we can remember it clearly cause it was against the Gators in that big comeback.

  26. oh and friendly reminder. Still room to jump on the Patriots bandwagon. Come one, come all.

  27. JSQ

    Thanks for the love.

  28. Cal,
    Remember when I was tellin you about The Ring Magazine 100 greatest punchers issue?

    This is video rundown of the list. The second half is over on the side. It’s done really well, too. Good highlights for the guys he had footage on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=b5XI_UvX–I

  29. Oh yeah. Beard was #9, wasn’t he? And yeah….He wasn’t anybody’s hero. I would still take him over Leggett all di-zzay.

  30. Can anyone tell me if we have a shot or would we want Albert Louis?

    He decommited (again) from FSU this time.

  31. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    In the immortal words of Duke Johnson:

    “GO GET ‘CARDO!”

  32. Delray,

    I’m no recruiting expert but from what I read Ricardo Louis doesn’t want to stay in South Florida. He may ink with Auburn. They’re visiting him either tonight or tomorrow.

  33. Am I the only one who felt good about that Tracy Howard interview? It sounded like he was really moved by Duke offering him the #3.

    Duke is a class act. Love that kid !!!

  34. Ricardo Louis strikes me as a bit of a screwball.

    Good luck with that homie.

  35. Hurri,

    is there a part 2 of that Ring Mag video?

  36. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    Speaking of recruiting, I predict Reggie Northrup sticks by UM and THoward will pick the Gators.

    Nice late push by UM, but no cigar on Howard.

    If Golden were to pull off this monumental recruiting upset and bring Howard in, it would be nothing short of a recruiting miracle. Believe that.

  37. Bori,

    It should be in the related videos list.

    Six ain’t gonna like this, but….

    Boxing KO’s > UFC/MMA KO’s

  38. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    From Manny’s article:

    All I’ve got to say is WTF is our DB coach doing???

    We’re not getting Howard.

    Looks like we didn’t put in the work for Howard. He’s local for chrissakes – and our DB coach gets othustled by a turd 300 miles away. UNACCEPTABLE.

    If I were AG or Opie, I’d call this lazy ass in, close the door, and ask him what the fuk gives. Hate we’re loosing this guy to the turds because we got out worked.

    Read for yourselves:

    “I’m not talking about calling all the time. I hate that. I don’t answer the phone. Florida was always coming to the school, [defensive backs] coach [Travaris] Robinson. I was always seeing him. We built a bond, just got to know him a lot. I wasn’t doing that with [UM defensive backs] coach Williams. I feel more comfortable with Coach T-Rob than I do with Coach Williams. If I had to go somewhere and made that choice two weeks ago, I would have gone to Florida because I feel more comfortable with that coaching staff. I know UM players just because some of them went to Miami, but I had better relationships with the coaches and things like that. I don’t go to places where me and the coaches aren’t real tight or I don’t really know them.”

    But the Canes have earned their shot — this final recruiting weekend. Howard said his relationship with Williams is “getting better and better by the day.”

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/01/miramar-all-american-cb-tracy-howard-giving-hometown-canes-a-shot-this-weekend.html#storylink=cpy

    Unfreakinacceptable

  39. I’ve actually got the magazine. The criteria is based on number of KOs, KO percentage, who the KOs came against, and lastly how hard the guy actually hit. Readers gotta remember…..It’s not a HARDEST punchers list. It’s Greatest punchers. (And by the way…..its the single best top any number, ANYTHING magazine I’ve ever read)

    Still can’t figure out how they left Aaron Pryor out though. He didn’t have real one-punch power, but neither did Roberto Duran, or JCChavez.
    Also they shoulda found a way to work John L Sullivan in there. (That name is only for true historians) He was the sports first true superstar, and its first revered punchers. Guess its a little hard to dig up legitimately stats on him though.

  40. CanesCanesCanes says:
    January 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM
    From Manny’s article:

    All I’ve got to say is WTF is our DB coach doing???

    We’re not getting Howard.

    Looks like we didn’t put in the work for Howard. He’s local for chrissakes – and our DB coach gets othustled by a turd 300 miles away. UNACCEPTABLE.

    If I were AG or Opie, I’d call this lazy ass in, close the door, and ask him what the fuk gives. Hate we’re loosing this guy to the turds because we got out worked.

    Read for yourselves:

    “I’m not talking about calling all the time. I hate that. I don’t answer the phone. Florida was always coming to the school, [defensive backs] coach [Travaris] Robinson. I was always seeing him. We built a bond, just got to know him a lot. I wasn’t doing that with [UM defensive backs] coach Williams. I feel more comfortable with Coach T-Rob than I do with Coach Williams. If I had to go somewhere and made that choice two weeks ago, I would have gone to Florida because I feel more comfortable with that coaching staff. I know UM players just because some of them went to Miami, but I had better relationships with the coaches and things like that. I don’t go to places where me and the coaches aren’t real tight or I don’t really know them.”

    But the Canes have earned their shot — this final recruiting weekend. Howard said his relationship with Williams is “getting better and better by the day.”

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/01/miramar-all-american-cb-tracy-howard-giving-hometown-canes-a-shot-this-weekend.html#storylink=cpy

    Unfreakinacceptable
    ///////////////////////////////

    lol, just like the old days, back when the staff started internet recruiting! Call em out dawg, looks like everybody on the mac staff not mac’ing!

  41. If we don’t get back to having a consistent pass-rush, it won’t matter if its Tre Howard or Howard The Duck in the secondary….

  42. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Calvin, I mean it’s not like our cup runneth over in the defensive backfield.

    All I heard last year were excuses for No-D, that he had to play that baby-soft zone, with DB’s playing 15 yards off the line, because we just didn’t have the DB talent. We’d get burned otherwise. OK then, fine, I’ll buy it.

    Then why the fuk aren’t we going balls to the wall for a super talented kid right in our own backyard???

    These guys have been here 15 months. Our DB coach, and AG, should have been all over Howard since at least last Feb.

    This kid doesn’t seem to be a BS’er and seems to have a good head on his shoulders. He’s not kidding when he says the turds have been all over him and we haven’t, until very recently.

    No matter what happens, we didn’t put the time and work in for this kid until very recently. Unacceptable. Especially with the state of our defensive backfield.

    Just read his words.

    If we get him it will be a miracle, and probably due to Duke, Bush, et al.

  43. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Bg appreciate that breakdown

    Hurri or ne one else. Whats the best boxing game out there for 360?

  44. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Hurri – you know that’s a two way street. I know you’ve heard of coverage sacks. Either way it’s irrelevant. We need DB’s! The staff knows our DB situation, especially you would hope our DB coach, and to get out worked for a local kid that we absolutely need, I just don’t see how that could happen.

    One thing I have a hard time accepting is lack of effort…and this kid has inadvertently called out or staff just for that very thing. Out worked for talent by a turd coach 300 miles away. SMFH

  45. avatar
    PhillyCane says:

    Im reading Fight Night Champion but that came out about a year ago, I wonder if a new ones comin out soon

  46. Cx3.

    Its not THAT easy and simple. Staffs check on a kids “temperature” before they commit the time, effort, energy, and money into a kid. If he’s telling you flat out, I’m not interested in Miami but he is interested in Florida, then you do what they did and keep it cordial and check the temperature ever so often and that’s all you can really do. Notice he also said I see what kinds of players they are getting. NO ONE expected us to be doing what we are doing, NO ONE. So Howard sees that and then 3 of his closest friends are guys that ARE buying in and that showed favorable “temps” when interest was gauged so now his interest is picqued and NOW we have some where we can attempt to build too. The staff did nothing wrong in their recruitment of Howard. It just took Howard willing to show some interest back in us for them to devout the energy and time into going after him. Time is not something they have a lot of so they have to use it wisely and efficiently.

  47. MM01.

    IF Howard comes it the relationships with the other kids and very little just enough of what they had to do with the staff. This one will be a victory SQUARELY on the shoulders of Duke, Deon, and Malcolm, much like getting Lockhart was Gadbois.

  48. Cx3.

    Its like Golden says, you can’t worry about the ones that get away, you have to get the RIGHT ones that WANT to be here! That is a KEY statement.

  49. Another number update, Hoilett is wearing #97

  50. avatar
    SpeedWrecks says:

    Michael Bradley January 25, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Speaking of recruiting, I predict Reggie Northrup sticks by UM and THoward will pick the Gators. Nice late push by UM, but no cigar on Howard.
    ___________________________

    Got same prediction on Northrup.

    Almost same on Howard; when he spoke of getting Duke # 3, I saw no sense of “he doesn’t have to do that”, but more of “he giv’n me respect right thr!” As if he realizes that he is not coming, yet he got the top recruit at the U to “that’s respect” “I’m getting”. Well, he may be the top corner in the land, and would contribute immediately at this level, but his expression with receiving that # 3 was disconnected, albeit not a good sign.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    From Manny’s article:

    “All I’ve got to say is WTF is our DB coach doing???
    We’re not getting Howard.”
    ——————-

    Not so fast.
    While Dad is a “big UM fan” wanting him to go the U, Mom had a few choice words for the U doing all that stuff that was alleged in that Yahoo article. Mom was not flattering, and wouldn’t the DB coach know of this? Yes.

    The hammer on Ohio State already slammed, yet Urban is doing fine AND will miss on that next bowl game, but UM already missed theirs. THerefore, the U looks awfully sweet in projecting its future no less than any other that yearns to be “all you can be”, except for possibly missing a handful of ships, at worse, over the course of 3 or so years. While I think right now as we speak, it is 45/55 that UM misses out on this confident balla to UiF, and in the immortal words of Tracy “This is a selfish business, it ain’t about the fan who wants me to go to UM (including my Dad), it’s all about doing what’s best for Tracy at the end of the day”

    Even still, that last visit might have something to do with that final swing on the pendulum. If it can be shown in Tracy eyes that something IS being built at “Miami”, the boys in the bottom is family while really building their Championship legacy (and DoNof ain’t gonna stick TH on some soft zone), the pendulum might well swing it to 55/45 Miami favor.

  51. Great point bg, and i can dig it, but at the same time, anytme you got a player the quality of a sammy watkins, no matter how much he’s telling you he’s going elsewhere, it seems best to me that staying on em is more important, because the fact that everyone is telling em they need em, this means you have to at least being the hometown team stay in the race, i could careless about alot of the other stuff, but it’s just the principle and the fact that this guy is probably the #2 best player in the state as far as highschool ball is concerned, it’s best to stay connected.

    Having said all that though, i like how this howard kid thinks, he’s a general, i luv how he cut the chatter/laughing down when he heard it said that duke said “he’d give up his #3 for em” that man took that real serious, and it made em think real hard, and i’m listening to em talk now and when i heard em say, the way i’m looking at this recruiting process, and this bodes well for p.w. and this’ll probably get triple c off his azz as well, but when i heard tracy say, the way i’m going to do it is, i’m taking the coaches out of it, and if i can see myself there because of everything else, that’s what i’m looking at”.

    Than he said something else that’s real important, and he was speaking ag’s core values when he said, “i just try and be the same person everyday” when he was speaking on how he’s been dealing with all the recruiting attention. Than he said something else, he said he’s a laid back guy and not really into all that partying and what not, that’s good news, he said gainesville is a small town, but what he doesn’t realize yet is, in small towns like that, that’s all they do is party and get hemmed up, in Miami, if you down their by Coral Gables, it’s laid back down there too.

    Than one final key point that i’m looking at right now at what howard said, he was talking about what gives him confidence, and that’s because he said he goes up against malcom lewis everyday, well, if he goes to the gaytors, the competition level at the wide receiver spots right now is just not there, they got some decent receivers, andre debose and chris dunkley, other than that, some nice recievers, and he goes there , he’ll be able to have some level of competition, but if he comes to UM, he’ll have an opportunity to go up against allen hurns, he already spoke on phillip dorsett, and than with the wide receiving crew that’s coming in with this class and the different variety of wideouts, he’ll have more than his fair share of work cut out for em.

    Add in the fact that george mcdonald is doing a great job with our wide receiving crew, so that’ll really give tracy all the work he could ask for.

    Now, the real part that may become a probably or a maturation process for this staff, malcom lewis pointed it out, and it’s the same thing i spoke on the other day, malcom said “all the coaches need to do is let tracy know what coverage it is, but let tracy play it how he wants and needs to play it and he’ll be alright”

    That was a smoke signal to coach do noff and staff, do not try and micro manage this man, and be sure to let it be known that he’ll be in man coverage many times. In other words, what malcom was saying, be aggressive with your db’s scheme wise and you’ll be good to go!

    ronny i came away feeling good about!

  52. avatar
    SpeedWrecks says:

    As is, this is a great class, no doubt, bar none, regardless if we just dutifully maintained the class that is pledged. This was similar in situation to last year, when AG & crew had the great initial sign up in a matter of weeks, then flail at the end missing everyone at the end except for Grimble, in the closing week of NSD. This year, there is a small advantage, and it is that some of these top ballas are Floridians, and local.

    Moreover, out of staters, like Ed Goldman, have no home since there are no real Football playing power in DC & surrounding areas, so EGoldman has to leave home. From urban DC, I do not really see Goldman doing FSwho, or the other small town cliques vying for his services. Bottom line, if one shoe falls the right way for “Miami”, there could be a domino effect where the other shoe falls along… and this class could be truly Golden! Of course, AGolden would have to prove that he is as good a closer as any of the very top coaches recruiting the best classes, includes the usual suspects at Bama, Ohio State, USC, along with FSWho, and UiF. And those last two neophytes haven’t accomplished sh!t, yet they are still bringing in the top class.

    Bg,
    exactly, the words from the THoward camp were not flattering to Miami. Howard saying that UM was the first in line goes with respect and one can’t discount it. Yet, it was Howard who likely looked Miami way, and the U had never stopped looking.

    Even still, Golden is ON the biggest biggest stage of college Football & recruiting with the real big dogs of the recruiting game. He is a great recruiter, and the U is grateful to have him. But, if he is to rank with the very best in the land (as he was in the MAC), he can’t be missing out on the Jacoby Brissett, and most certainly not on his back yard Tracy Howard… while being able to pull an elite 2 or 3 out of state/towners as Eddie Goldman, Avery Young, along with this last weekend visitors, Darius Hamilton, Josh Harvey-Clemons.

    Guys like Leonard Williams, Davante Bourque, Dequan Ivery, should be close to automatic when they are really needed and targeted. NSD will tell for sure, but I love what Golden is doing.

  53. speedwrecks, lol, at the end of the day, 2 things i see happeneing, howard said he wants to go somewhere where he feels a bond, i think as of late, he’s realizing, hell, i’m already bonded with the guys at UM, why not go there, the only other thing besides his friends and duke relinquishing #3 that’s pull tracy in, is if coach do noff can talk x’s and o’s that show where in his defensive scheme the corners are aggressive!

  54. Cal.

    Dunkley left. He’s at USF now I believe.

  55. avatar
    SpeedWrecks says:

    [one more thing] that’s pull tracy in is if coach do noff can talk x’s and o’s that show where in his defensive scheme the corners are aggressive!
    —————–

    Tracy has to KNOW that!

    But Cal,
    with Donof, he may have to defer that to Coach McDonald for the Xs and Os, to say that he’d let Tracy be on that Island… and leave him the blank alone, lol

  56. speedwrecks, i like where we’re at recruiting too, and i’ll never be happy with someone saying we have the #1 recruiting class, that shat doesn’t and never will excite me, because all that’ll do is alter on, you win a national championship, and some bozo will try and take credit and start saying, well they got all the good recruits way back when, so you had to know this was coming.

    I was talking to some cats the other day, i was out of town and they were askign me, “what’s wrong with UM, they not getting all the top recruits no more” i said hold on, just know this, we never really got the so called “top recruits” as long as we got the best guys from our own area, we became a top team.

    Speaking of which, that’s another point i like what tracy touched on when they asked him how does it make him feel about Miramar ahving so many guys going D-1, and he said “it’s not an individual thang it’s a program thang” spoke and in line with goldie’s core values!

  57. bg1906 says:
    January 26, 2012 at 12:27 AM
    Cal.

    Dunkley left. He’s at USF now I believe.
    ///////////////////////////////

    So they’e more watered down i see, who’s left, frankie hammond, and also, at UM, tracy will be going up against a real pro-style offense against a plethora of real talented receivers, the constant workload going against a fisch coached offense, will be more than enuff fo em. I got thomas finnie though holding somebody off for a starting spot.

  58. bg1906
    January 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM
    Cx3.

    Its not THAT easy and simple. Staffs check on a kids “temperature” before they commit the time, effort, energy, and money into a kid. If he’s telling you flat out, I’m not interested in Miami but he is interested in Florida, then you do what they did and keep it cordial and check the temperature ever so often and that’s all you can really do. Notice he also said I see what kinds of players they are getting. NO ONE expected us to be doing what we are doing, NO ONE. So Howard sees that and then 3 of his closest friends are guys that ARE buying in and that showed favorable “temps” when interest was gauged so now his interest is picqued and NOW we have some where we can attempt to build too. The staff did nothing wrong in their recruitment of Howard. It just took Howard willing to show some interest back in us for them to devout the energy and time into going after him. Time is not something they have a lot of so they have to use it wisely and efficiently.
    <<<<<<<<<<<

    bg – typically good article from you

    . . . and i love posts like this one; very informative

    . . . cal – this one of yours(January 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM) was also fine

    EOTH holding it down on recruiting

  59. this should have you all glued to espnu:

    — Former Hurricanes coaches Randy Shannon and Butch Davis will be studio analysts for ESPNU’s National Signing Day Coverage.

  60. florida trying to be #1 again:

    “Orr’s arrest was the ninth involving a Florida player since coach Will Muschamp was hired a year ago and sixth involving marijuana. All six cases ended with deferred prosecution.”

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/01/24/florida.orr.case.ap/index.html#ixzz1kY4za3ai

  61. got us down for 21 solid commits & 3 “softies” (jacoby briscoe, tyriq mccord, reggie northrup)
    = 24 already committed (doesn’t include the ee’s who are already in)

    . . . so we can only get 1 more, if the 3 softies stay, or?

    . . . or are we looking to gray shirt someone?

  62. ooops – dwayne is also in = 2 more to be signed, or?

  63. Hurri
    January 25, 2012 at 10:08 PM
    Bori,

    It should be in the related videos list.

    Six ain’t gonna like this, but….

    Boxing KO’s > UFC/MMA KO’s
    ———————————————————————

    LOL!! Thanks Hurri!!!

    I was wondering what the criteria was, your explanation makes a lot of sense, even-thought some fights were against wash up once great opponents, like Salvador Sanchez v Wilfredo Gomez, Gomez was into drugs, booze and the good life when they fought.

  64. Hurri says:
    January 25, 2012 at 8:34 PM
    Cal,
    Remember when I was tellin you about The Ring Magazine 100 greatest punchers issue?

    This is video rundown of the list. The second half is over on the side. It’s done really well, too. Good highlights for the guys he had footage on.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?nomobile=1&v=b5XI_UvX–I
    /////////////////////////////////////

    LOL, some real bruisers, at the same time, just makes me wonder about handwraps on alot of those guys back than!

  65. LOL some people are not cut out for this recruiting game. It’s not for everyone.

    Amateurs.

    BG, good stuff my man.

    The ONE thing you don’t have to worry about with this staff is recruiting. They are relentless and back down to no one.

    Worry about the battles we win and not the few we lose, since no one wins them all.

    Relaaaaax.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  66. Class of 2013 LB prospect Quinton Powell, who lists a Hurricane offer, is going to be accompanying close friend Leonard Williams on his official visit to UM this weekend.

    “We’re really good friends, decided to take it together,” Powell said.

    Powell lists double digit offers already and says he has the Hurricanes high on his early list.

    “I’ve always liked Miami,” Powell said. “Now I have that opportunity to go down there, see how they work. It’s a good opportunity for me.”

    Among his other offers: Ohio State, Florida, USF and Purdue.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  67. If coach do noff’s scheme shows it’s an aggressive scheme to these recruits, we’ll get tracy howard and whoever else. What top notch db wants to come in and be playing 10 yards off the line of scrimmage, just doesn’t make sense, that’s not alot of guys mentalities coming from Miami, maybe that’s how they like to play it up north. Coach do noff, all he has to do is stick to waht he said, unless he was repeating something he heard somebody else say when he said “think players not plays” than he’ll let tracy come in, play man, if he sees tracy or any other db getting torched in practice and than wants to start trying to tell them where to line-up, problems will start, and guys will start revolting.

    This recruiting class will say alot about coach do noff’s scheme but guys want to come here, that’s for sure. And when you recruiting against, coach stoops, and the db coach at texas, those guys are running real aggressive style defenses. We’re the only school in state thats looking a lil tender on that side of the ball, we’ll see real soon if it’s personnel or scheme.

    At the same time though, i know tracy is looking at the guys he’ll be playing with and he knows what they’re about, they’re selling tracy on him and brain poole being lock down corners, and than having matt elam and marcus roberson backing them up is a strong sell, and they’re letting him know he’s the final piece to the puzzle.

    What we’re offering in that secondary right now is ray ray and vaughn, he’ll have deon bush and ray jenkins coming in with him, so it means he’ll be able to make a better name for himself here by starting basically fresh, or he can go and be part of a defensive backfield that come up together and shut thangs down along with playing with guys he already know are True balla’s!

  68. avatar
    CapeCoralCane says:

    Good article on the inroads Golden is making in the Tampa area with recruiting.

    http://bigcountypreps.com/180/the-u-starts-in-tampa-bay-hurricanes-pound-the-bay-area/#.TyFtecVPslB

  69. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    The whole Tracy Howard “relationship” angle is a very myopic way to look at the way this staff has recruited. Formulating any opinion from an offhanded comment made by an 18 year old kid, without an explanation from our coaches, really is a major leap.

    jmo…

  70. Greg Schiano to be Bucs next head coach most likely …… unless he pulls a Chip Kelly (or Billy Donovan with the Magic). Then again, Chip is in a hell of a lot better position than Schiano is to go back to

    It’s already New Jersey/New York south down here in Florida, esp. Tampa, so Schiano should feel at home. Hell, Rutgers even had billboards down here on the highways for recruiting purposes

    People most excited about Schiano coming to the Bucs are USF fans – they’ve sucked against Rutgers for a while now

    They’re 2-5 since 2005, including being beat by Rutgers when USF was ranked #2 in the nation

  71. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Well let’s see what happens. TH is a kid, true, but seems to be honest and sincere.

    It’s not like I made this up, he said it himself, and I believe it. He was getting many personal visits from the turds and very little from us. Like he said, phone calls don’t cut it and we!re 5 minutes away from the kid.

    The fact that we’re going all out for him NOW, makes my point. He may not ever flip, but the coaches must think we have at least an outside chance. If that’s the case, then in retrospect, we should have been a little more chummy with him srtarting las Feb…and we weren’t.

    I’m not saying fire the DB coach or that now we suck at recruiting. Based on the totality of the picture, I think we’re doing very well.

    But no one is above criticism, and it seems to me we dropped the ball on an urgent area of need.

    Sales 101: you don’t back off when you get a little resistance. You keep it friendly and no-pressure, but you keep after it.

    If pointing out a perceived flaw is myopic, then get me some glasses. I see it as pointing out an area where we need improvement,

  72. Bori,
    I won’t discredit Sanchez’ victory tho’. No doubt Gomez was wildly “Underprepared” for that fight, but he was still plenty capable enough, and still landed enough good punches to drop several lesser men. Sanchez was just on his azz that night.

    Cal,
    Like my cousin said in regards to steroids….”Since they can’t stop it….Just legalize it, and have everyone dunking from the key, and everybody hittin 80 home runs a year!! It’ll sell tickets and make for a better show, at least.”

  73. bg1906 – the way that Bradenton Manatee DLine looked in the state championship game and all year, looked pretty much like Fairley and the Auburn DL against Oregon when they’d absolutely destroy their OL …… except they beat the hell out of First Coast, 41-0 and it wasn’t even that close

    Some other players Bradenton Manatee has that people should take note of besides Calloway:

    Thor Miller .. JaJuan Pollack .. Willie Smith .. Clinton Heaven .. Raland Brewer and Anthony Lauro

    As for Sherit, I’ve said it before – kid is crazy smart, so pretty much never have to worry about him qualifying or doing below average in class. He’s in the IB program at Hillsborough and has near a 6.0 GPA. Kid is rangy. Hillsborough runs a 3-4. I’d love for him to have a motor like Chick – we’ll see if he shows it this year, his Sr. year. He seemed to do a lot of backside pursuing b/c teams wouldn’t run right at him

  74. Kids make ish up, Cubed.

    Especially 18 year old boys.

    The only way you know they are being honest is if they say they are hungry or horny.

  75. Two of my sorority sisters were in that program, Six. Maybe Sherit can pull a Joaquin and not need a scholly.

  76. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    So we have a top 5-10 class, over 30 commits including the overall #1 running back, a consensus top 5 DB and LB, have the #1 corner in the nation in for the ultra important final visit, but we somehow dropped the ball.

    Ok.

    Could it be possible that Howard continually actually blew us off early and often? With what Golden has shown isn’t that the more plausible explanation? Or did we just fail to recruit the #1 DB in America.

    I’ll continue to let the sum of Golden’s amazing work so far be a better indicator of how we recruit.

  77. bg1906 – I got a text as well from one of our guys at Plant that Antonio Crawford is visiting Miami. I guess that Papa Cane guy tweeted it as well b/c it was posted on Canespace

    Kid is scrappy as hell and was a play maker/team leader for Plant. He’s like an older version of Vernon Hargreaves Jr.

    I’ll take him. Would be a good get and very surprising one, kid is a worker

  78. JSQ – I was in it for a year back in junior high to prep for high school. They gave us shirts that said “IB Smart” … nerd jokes are the worst

  79. avatar
    east st louis cane says:

    So Ray gone be on campus this weekend i got a good feeling.

  80. I could be wrong (doubt it though), but won’t GT pull their offer if a recruit visits somewhere else? I know they have done it before.

  81. LMAO, Six!

    Yes, I remember someone on the debate team in high school wanting to get shirts that said we were “master debaters.”

    This person may or may not have ended up at Northwestern and then UPenn for law school and is now holding public office.

    I was lucky that, for the most part, being smart was “cool” in my school. All of the people I was in debate with and on Mathletes, and heck, even most of the people in the school plays with me were Student Body President, Homecoming King, star of the basketball team, etc. I’ve gathered from watching teen movies that it isn’t like that everywhere!

  82. Reggie Northrup

    Footnotes from Langston on Northrup: “I was told he is going to Clemson for a visit, in part, to get away from the (Miami) coaches. Someone close to Northrup said the Hurricanes coaches “won’t leave him alone.”

    ^^^Is that so! Its this late in the process and you are supposed to be COMMITTED yet you take visits every time you get a chance and not just to see but you are generally interested. What are they SUPPOSED TO DO REGGIE???? They have to be READY for you to decommit because obviously its a possibility and even more so when you see comments like the one above.

    I’m like Northrup but I’m in the boat of if he comes he comes, he doesn’t he doesn’t. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear they yank the offer either.

  83. Hurri – I wouldn’t disagree that much about boxing KOs being better than good MMA KOs .. I have to throw “good MMA” in there b/c I’m talking about elite MMA like the UFC or WEC (which was bought out by UFC) and there are a lot of times, legit MMA fights don’t end up with someone just getting knocked out b/c they’re standing toe-to-toe trading punches – they’ll either tap or the fight will be stopped. Ya, you’ll get your knockouts no doubt, but since it’s MMA, it’s different b/c the guys use everything

    Now, when talking about boxing, do you mean someone good vs. a tomato can or two very legit fighters going at it?

    MMA you can get a kick to the face that you’re not expecting b/c you don’t know if the guy is going to shoot on you, throw elbows, throw hands, kick your thigh/groin/stomach … or face

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZstbm5BEps

    .. or some crazy Matrix stuff, jumping off the side of the cage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSKUrk5a7TE&feature=related

    There are tons of knockouts as well from punches

  84. Cx3.

    You must’ve missed my post. Let me put it this way. Recruiting is nothing more than relationship building. Its like dating honestly. So say you see a honey and you interested in her but when you step to her she’s not feeling you. Do you stay persistent and look like a pest or do you just test the waters every once in a while and let her know if she ever changes her mind you are interested and available? I’m think MOST people are going to go with option 2. That is what happened with Howard. So once he started to respond to US and show interest back in US then we were able to actually start the process of relationship building. No need of a sweating a player that doesn’t want to be with you. Yeah UF sweated him and FSU because they were getting positive responses back from him. His entire family has said MANY times he’s NOT going to UM because he just likes other places better and wants to go away. So I will NEVER fault the staff for taking the kids NO as an answer and putting their energy into the Larry Hope’s and Vernon Davis’ of the world because they were interested and WANTED TO BE HERE! Ride or Die Prospects, that’s what we looking for and if by chance we can land a kid like Howard who changes his mind about us late then more power to us, but we CAN’T put a bunch of time and effort into a player that more that has told you time and time again I’m not feeling you like that. That time can be used to evaluate and recruit a kid that really wants to be here. The great thing about the whole deal is that when he WAS ready, so were we! Be happy about that because MOST thought he’d never even visit, so that’s a win in itself!

  85. Six.

    I love that Lauro kid. Runs really hard. Effort guy!

  86. Six.

    Yeah Crawford is coming and right now he’s committed to G-Tech. I’m sure they don’t want him to come on the visit so we’ll see if he actually makes it down. I think if we whif on Howard they’d love to flip this kid if possible. Lots of IFS this weekend.

  87. You know your career is in trouble when you are playing the Delray Beach Garlic Fest.

    Not as prestigious as the Chili Cookoff this weekend, obviously.

  88. “debate team in high school”

    http://blog.onlinemetals.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/nerds1.jpg

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  89. With Greg Schiano to be Bucs we are in a two horse race with UF for Darius Hamilton…so that’ll be two we lose to UF come NSD lol

  90. Schiano from Rutgers to the Bucs is a wild one at this late stage in the game. He held out so long for the PSU gig and that soured so now its OUT OF NJ! LOL! My, My, How those kids must feel now. Wow!

  91. bg1906 – hell ya, when you watch him you just root for him. He’s that gritty little white boy that is all effort out there, chip on his shoulder, he’s a worker. I could see him playing ball in the northeast or midwest – maybe Rutgers or Notre Dame

    JSQ – want to talk about stereotypes gone bad? I know about those Mathletes you’re talking about, our junior high had a math team. I was put in that class for some damn reason, then I started thinking about it and I came to the conclusion that it’s b/c I’m freakin hawai’ian/korean and they thought just b/c I have some half-chinky eyes that I must know how to do advanced math

    Screw that

    I’m good for basic math or some math to do sports stats with, that’s it. Hell, sometimes I still count on my fingers for things. Now, I’ll admit I’m good at laundry, eating rice/pineapple/fried SPAM if I have to and I like driving Hyundai/KIAs and appreciate them. The math side of my brain is straight slow when it comes to the advanced stuff .. the writing/speaking/literature/humanities/arts/history/etc. side of my brain is like Neo when they plugged that thing into his head and downloaded all the info in an instant

  92. CK.

    Not really because its the same deal as Howard. Hamilton wasn’t interested in us until late. He’s been offered forever. When you extend an offer that says, hey were interested in you. If that’s not reciprocated back then again, why waste the time, energy, and effort. Once he showed interest in us, we turned up the heat and got the visit. Who knows, he may come to UM and it may blow his mind because right now he’s a Rutgers lean at the moment. Just let it play out and if we whiff we whiff, but we still have a Top 10 class so anything else you land at this point is butter! The heavy lifting has already been done.

  93. triple c, the only thing i’d be cautious on is placing the blame on p.w. since the coaches are assigned alot of different areas. But this does remind me of back when anthony leon, SEAN TAYLOR’S cousin wasn’t being recruited by us back in 2006 and he was one of the best players in the state and some had him as being the best player in Miami, although i didn’t think so, but fsu came in and scooped em up, he committed and than the last few weeks of the recruiting season we tried to lay the full court press on em and he wasn’t having it, althoug hfootball wise it would’ve been better for him to come to Miami cause fsu was all ovr myron rolle’s sac for some reason.

    Point is, it’s never a good look when you hear a guy like tracy howard saying what he said, whether he’s 18 or whatever his age is, UM gave em a reason to say what he said. Now keep in mind, bg pointed this out for sure, if tracy comes here, it won’t be because of the coaches, it’ll be on the strength of the current commits. Which goes hand in hand with what tracy said when he said “he’s going to base his decision on taking the coaches out of it, and than seeing if he could still be at that school”.

  94. Here are some words of wisdom.

    Howard is not coming here. If you think he is and will be disappointed when he does not, you need to change your way of thinking.

    I repeat. He will not be in this class.

    Pin your hopes elsewhere and by elsewhere, I don’t mean on Goldman.

    BG is exactly right. Recruiting for big time kids often starts as freshman in HS. That is why all of these camps that Golden holds in the local communities are straight money!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  95. Cal.

    Kids that are smart or have good people advising them HAVE to take the coaches out of it. You have to pick a place you want to be REGARDLESS of who’s the coach because they ALWAYS do what’s best for them. Look at Malzahan leaving Auburn. Many of those kids like Michael Dyer didn’t pick Auburn because its Auburn, they picked it because of Malzahan that’s why Dyer has transferred from Auburn to Arkansas State. Who does that??? Now with Schiano leaving that shows the same exact thing. Also the top recruiter guy from Cal that went to Washington. Kids have to see, coaches tell you ANYTHING to get you there. So you have to discount them. They cool and all, BUT they can’t promise you anything because they are ALWAYS looking for the best opportunity for themselves and the kids should be doing the same and not letting COACH be an influential factor because COACH may not always be there! #realtalk

  96. Bif is my idol.

    Don’t fug with me Mcfly! Buttface.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  97. With Howard it will come down to this.

    Does he value his friends and opportunity available at Miami more (ala Ivan McCartney) OR does he value the relationship with his recruiter at UF and the opportunity available to him at Florida more. They do have some advantages in terms of facilities, conference prestige, more recent success, etc. BUT we are the home team, have a tremendous track record of producing great players, and he can be an IMMEDIATE impact, be a 3-4 year starter, and play with his closest friends at a stadium literally minutes from where he played his HS ball. WHAT DOES HE VALUE MOST??? We’ll see next Wednesday, but as C1 said, I’d anticipate he’ll stick with his FIRST LOVE and that is/was Florida.

  98. Some people just like jorts and girls with no teeth.

    If that’s Howard’s thing, that’s his thing.

    Hopefully he can survive that place without spending a night in jail and/or thinking Funyuns are a food group, but so far under Muschump, that’s not looking likely.

  99. Six
    January 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM
    bg1906 – I got a text as well from one of our guys at Plant that Antonio Crawford is visiting Miami. I guess that Papa Cane guy tweeted it as well b/c it was posted on Canespace

    Kid is scrappy as hell and was a play maker/team leader for Plant. He’s like an older version of Vernon Hargreaves Jr.

    I’ll take him. Would be a good get and very surprising one, kid is a worker
    ———————————————————————————————

    Six, I thought Plant was off limits to the U after the Marve incident, have fences being mended?

  100. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    I agree that Howard is not coming.

    bg – yes I read all your posts. No offense, but they are based on projections and speculation. My opinion is based strictly on Howard’s comments only.

    He sounds credible and level headed to me. Could he be rationalizing and trying to “let us down easy”? Sure, I can accept that as a credible possibility.

    And pb, I agree the staff seems to be doing a great job (to be confirmed on signing day), but based on Howard’s comments, taken at face value, we did drop the ball on him.

    The days of me blindly and uncritically slobbering over projections or possibilities or breathless future success are long gone. I want results. I have contributed too much for this ten year drought. I love my school and will always support it. I will always be a cane, but I, along with many of my fellow contributors are in a “show me” mood.

    We know Golden needs time, and he’s got it, but we’re also looking for national relevance in a few short years. Anything less than that is unacceptable. In the meantime, no one is above reasonable criticism or supervision.

  101. Cx3.

    Not based on projections my friend. I talk to people that talk to people. Feel me…

  102. ^^^At any rate you believe what you want too, but you have to truly understand the recruiting game to GET IT and I’ve been following recruiting a while now.

  103. Pfft, I like donating my hard-earned $$$ so that people can use us as a stopover to the NFL !

    I especially like dropping 3-4k a year for all my away game trips only to leave with an L every damn time (or with a win by a field goal in the last minute).

    Cubed, I understand what you are saying, but seriously? This is his first full recruiting class. Let’s give him some time before we flip out.

    Watch out or you might sound like another blogger on here who gave Randy endless opportunities but now predicts doom for Golden at every turn. ;-)

  104. Also if you are going to believe FULLY in what he SAYS then you should go back and look at what he’s SAID in the past. Its ALWAYS been Not UM, Not interested in UM, I’m not going to UM, I want to get away from Miami, to now MAYBE UM. I don’t make things up Cx3. I just tell it like it is based on what I know. I’ve followed Tracy Howard since he was a 10th grader, just like I followed Eduardo Clements from the first time I saw him as a 10th grader, just like I followed Phillip Dorsett from the first time I saw hime, and I was the FIRST person to mention Denzel Perryman amongst our group of people and that was when he was a Freshman in HS. I love the recruiting game and I’m ALWAYS tuned in to who’s doing what and kids I want to see us go after. So believe me when I tell you, Tracy NEVER gave the impression he wanted to be a Cane…NEVER! We were the FIRST school to offer him and that was when Randy was here and still even then he NEVER had interest. So PLEASE don’t place that one on the coaches.

  105. Not to mention how hard it must be to pull in this type of recruiting class with sanctions looming. Can you imagine the negative recruiting going on?!?!?!

    Al Golden barely sleeps. Dude is a machine. He is all over the place and is making in-roads to schools that were closed to us and is pulling in the top recruits for 2013 already.

    One jorts lover isn’t going to change my opinion of everything else he has done.

    I, for one, quintupled my donations to the Athletic Department this year – they need us now more than ever.

  106. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Ok bg.

    I definitely don’t follow recruiting like you do. I really hardly follow it at all, only the names brought up here. Like I said before I based my remarks on what sounded like credible comments from him. Just hated what I heard.

    If you have inside information that something else is going on, I have no way of knowing that or logically basing my opinion on that.

    Bottom line is this: the results will come eventually or not. What I can tell you is this. I’m local and the people I have most contact with are boosters and some ex-players. I know the coaches and staff are very tight lipped about recruits. There are others more dialed in to the recruits, but not in my circle. What I can tell you is this: our attitude is very optimistic regarding AG and our prospects for the future, but one thing we all agree on is this: no one is above criticism and our good will has an expiration date.

  107. I wonder how Brodie feels. He was supposed to visit and cancelled to commit to Rutgers yesterday. Wow!

  108. JSQ.

    Yeah the kid Crawford that is committed to G-Tech and coming for a visit…PLANT! We haven’t been welcome there since Marve.

  109. I will say this though about the tracy howard situation, it would be good if he came to UM, i just wish he wasn’t rated a 5star so these clowns can try and take credit for any success he has on the field they’ll try and make it seem like somehow it justified their rating system and our success on the field. I actually like the db’s we got committed thus far already, and thomas finnie is a legit corner who’ll only get better with time. Either way,we’ll be alright back there in that secondary, and tracy can either play with us, or get beat by us in the not to distant future, because we’re going to have a boat-load of wide receivers/offensive players coming at any defense on a regular especially if jedd fisch is still calling the plays.

  110. Cx3.

    Rule #1 when listening to interviews from prospects, it will always be presented from a FAVORABLE point of view of the PROSPECT because coaches are not allowed to discuss recruits, its an NCAA violation!

  111. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Watch out or you might sound like another blogger on here who gave Randy endless opportunities but now predicts doom for Golden at every turn.

    That’s just dirty. You know that’s not me. Jeez, one criticism about one recruit and you’re playing the tater tot card

    You’re a low down dirty ruthless vato. But I like it.

  112. Cx3.

    No inside info is even required on Howard. Yes I do talk to people that have opportunities to TALK to him directly BUT he’s said the same thing for nearly 2.5 years now. The warming to UM is his new song and dance. Florida and all that jazz put the time and effort in because he gave them reason too. You REALLY think they are going to be down from Gainsville more than us and we are right up the street? REALLY? We were there for Malcolm and he didn’t complain about NOT SEEING us. Tracy was NOT interested in us REALLY until like he said the last 2 weeks because he SEES who we are landing and those guys as he says are ALL really close to one another. Then couple that with them telling him how much we need him and we honestly do need him because though we have some solid prospects, NONE would be able to step in and be a potential difference maker. He could. So THAT is why we are getting CONSIDERATION now. We have a puncher’s chance, BUT it still isn’t likely and I don’t fault the staff 1 bit!

  113. Cx3.

    Love the Training Day line, one of my favorites.

    You’re a RUTHLESS VATO EH!

  114. Hehehehe Cubed :-)

    What is a vato, btw?

  115. From Twitter…

    Leonte Carroo committed to Rutgers months ago, now going to visit Miami & “he’s still undecided at this point” -Don Bosco coach Greg Toal

  116. BoriCane – esp. after Bossman Shannon left, Coach Weiner at Plant said he doesn’t have a problem with Miami. He’s just very protective of his former players .. knuckleheads or not

    He had a Cane as a volunteer position coach this year – Alfredo Roberts, mainly b/c his son Austin is on the team and was offered by the Canes as a Frosh and Alfredo was kind of bored during the lockout

  117. If an influx of these Rutgers kids want in along with some success this weekend be prepared for some guys to be asked to Grayshirt. Because we have no numbers left! Schollies numbers getting real dicey!

  118. JSQ.

    Its Mexican Slang.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vato

  119. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    JSQ
    January 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM
    Hehehehe Cubed

    What is a vato, btw?

    >>>>>>>>>>

    It’s what cholos call you in scary card games before they separate your head from the rest of your body with a shotgun.

    Actually not sure what it means. Next time I’m in LA I’ll drive into east LA, stop my rental car, and ask one of the ms13 homies what it means. I’m sure they’ll be very helpful. What could go wrong?

  120. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Oh ok bg answered. Didn’t see that.

    bg – Training Day is a seriously great movie and DW was freaking amazing it. He had that badass role nailed. Which is good acting because I’m not sure but I think he had a very middle class upbringing

  121. LOL

    Sounds like something I should call opposing counsel here in a minute when Wells Fargo is done with their questions.

    It’s a new dude for plaintiffs’ today and I don’t know if he had a lot of coffee or what (hey, it’s Vegas) but dude is really upiddy and objection happy.

    CHILL!!!

  122. Cx3.

    You’ll leave with your ish pushed in ese!

  123. Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Now official: After finalizing a five-year deal, the Buccaneers officially have hired Greg Schiano as their next head coach.

  124. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Classic

  125. ^^^And stuff like THAT is why Recruiting is so fluid and changes from minute to minute.

  126. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    lol bg

  127. Goodness.

    That was like pulling teeth.

    Bish was immune to my “sweet as apple pie” deposition voice!!!

    WTF?!?!

  128. bg1906 – when I got the text at 10:15 this morning about Schiano, I erased it and thought it was a bad dream

    Assistant coach? Sure. See how he is. Head coach of your NFL team? Eh …

    Someone can’t threaten the Glazer’s with guns to their heads and smash their fingers/toes with hammers fast enough to sell the team

  129. bg1906 says:
    January 26, 2012 at 1:16 PM
    JSQ.

    Yeah the kid Crawford that is committed to G-Tech and coming for a visit…PLANT! We haven’t been welcome there since Marve.
    /////////////////////////////

    Like i said way back when, F tampa plant, we don’t need that silly azz program/staff to build UM up. The only real player we lost from that program is orson charles(i got baltimore drafting him), and he only went to that school for one year. That staff keep acting as if they’ve been turning out top notch players every year or something, they’re doing decent, but they need to get there nose out the air!

  130. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Damn, you shot me in the ass!!!

    Denzel even made that sound crazy cool.

  131. Uh, Plant is doing more than decent since Coach Weiner got there in 2004

    Plant was 1-9 the year before Coach Weiner got there

    State Champions in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

    They beat Booker T. in 2006 in the semis and beat Nease for the title

    They beat down #3 nationally ranked Miramar for the title this year, holding them to -4 yards rushing

    They’ve won state championships in 3 different classifications since he’s been there

    They’re a well oiled machine and have one of the best coaching staffs in the state of Florida

  132. Sorry Cal.

    What Six said!

  133. CX# – Not to beat a dead horse but it was reported also several times coaches went to the school being told Howard was there and he wasn’t, and he was supposed to also come to several game and he didnt.

    Six – Those were two great knockouts. Looking forward to Sat. as I missed that last event because I was on my honeymoon. Rogan went nuts both times.

    Bg- Break out them greyshirts, because we can do plenty of spring cleaning if you ask me (though honestly unsure on greyshirt rules and what happens when you “lose” current scholarship players)

  134. Dwyer Football @DwyerFootball

    #Miami’s Head Coach, Al Golden, was at #Dwyer today. #TheU #PantherPride

  135. Canez, I know you only deal in absolutes but damn, at least let some glimmer of hope live with Howard

  136. Just saying what’s up to Mr. Young I guess….

  137. Six,

    So what you are saying is the Bucs should have went after Coach Weiner ?

  138. Plant ain’t 305 enough.

    http://www.snark-sharks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/narcoleptic-randy1.jpg

    Shwarm LMAO that advice was only for the people that can’t take the drama and or don’t know the game.

    I don’t think he comes here but I will not be butthurt because I know how the shyt rolls.

    Just trying to ease the disappointment pain of some fellow Canes.

    Us just being mentioned at this point is HUGE and is directly attributed to the work this staff puts in on the recruiting trail.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  139. Six does Schiano take the DL coach from USF? He is from DA U too.

    BG i agree how do you let UF outwork you, we have NOTHING at DB last year. Williams should have been camped out at Miramar.

    If I was Big Al I would take Paul Williams into the locker room and shut the door. There would be a lil “wall to wall counciling” USMC style, then he would be running 110′s til he died lol.

  140. P.S after Williams died I would Convince Ronde Barber to retire and get into coaching. He can put on a clinic on how to run press coverage and that Tampa 2 that the Canes invented in the 80′s

  141. Canez – They just been good for minute, you need to know your FL HS football history fool…

    Guys who want coaches camped up 24/7 seem like the type who want hand written letters every day and tweet this kids…

  142. Haha, grayshirting cats. Man, this can get REALLY interesting come NSD.

  143. Honestly though, I can only see us adding 1 or 2 players anyway so I doubt it’ll be an issue.

  144. Real talk, I think Leonte Carroo is as good as ours now. I don’t have a subscription but per Rivals kid contacted Hurricane coaches today to inquire about taking an official visit to Miami this weekend.

  145. I can see Northrup gettin dumped before we ask kids to grayshirt if we get commits from anyone visiting this weekend.

    http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=6&toinid=673&sspid=-1&yr=2012

  146. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Who????

  147. CK sounds like Caroo is taking a free trip with his boy.

    I think he stays home.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  148. Michael Robinson telling it like it is, at Paterno’s memorial….

    “Coach Paterno didn’t lie to me. When recruiting me, he didn’t offer me money, or cars….Like some other schools did.”

    Personally, I’ll never forget Robinson TRUCKING some kid from I believe Minnesota.
    Absolutely OBLITERATED that young man.

  149. Six says:
    January 26, 2012 at 2:24 PM
    Uh, Plant is doing more than decent since Coach Weiner got there in 2004

    Plant was 1-9 the year before Coach Weiner got there

    State Champions in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011

    They beat Booker T. in 2006 in the semis and beat Nease for the title

    They beat down #3 nationally ranked Miramar for the title this year, holding them to -4 yards rushing

    They’ve won state championships in 3 different classifications since he’s been there

    They’re a well oiled machine and have one of the best coaching staffs in the state of Florida

    bg1906 says:
    January 26, 2012 at 2:27 PM
    Sorry Cal.

    What Six said!
    /////////////////////////////////

    And given all that, what players do they have that we missed out on that would’ve made that big of a difference at UM……………………………

  150. Delray says:
    January 26, 2012 at 2:44 PM
    Six,

    So what you are saying is the Bucs should have went after Coach Weiner ?
    ///////////////////////////////////

    Rofl, don’t do it to em man, :)

  151. C1, you think he sticks if that recruiting class falls apart?

  152. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    CK – thanks

    I guess the guy is good, but with who we’ve already got or are coming in, do we need another WR?

  153. From espn…

    Greg Schiano was supposed to be at Don Bosco Preparatory School promptly at 8 a.m. Thursday morning to recruit some key prospects.

    That never happened.

    As scheduled, five Rutgers assistant coaches showed up at the Ramsey, N.J., school, which showcases several highly rated prospects each year. The coaches were focused on securing current commitment Leonte Carroo, a three-star receiver, and Darius Hamilton, a four-star defensive end who is primarily considering the Scarlet Knights and Florida.

  154. CK it’s real late in the game here so I guess anything goes.

    That is just the feeling I got reading some of his comments.

    Like this.

    Carroo says the main reason he decided to visit Miami is that his teammate, Darius Hamilton, is already scheduled to be on UM’s campus this weekend.

    “I’m going because Darius is going down,” he said. “So I figured I would go down with him.”

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  155. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    From what little I know I’d take Hamilton over Carroo by a wide margin

  156. CanesCanesCanes says:
    January 26, 2012 at 4:17 PM
    From what little I know I’d take Hamilton over Carroo by a wide margin

    ***************************************************************
    X2

  157. Caroo may be a plan B if we loose out on all that are on the fence.

  158. Delray, not really recruiting anymore WR at this point unless there is a surprise.

    Speaking of coaches not showing up, word going around Golden no-showed at Young’s school today (which seems unlikely)….watch out he’s going back to NJ to coach Rutgers…

  159. Bros.

    Has nothing to do with being outworked. IF they kid is giving you I’m intersted in Miami even a little then you could say he was out worked. But all Tracy said concerning UM was STOP, NO, and DON’T until VERY RECENTLY. Are we being outworked now? Absolutely not. AGAIN you can’t waste time and effort being unfruitful. So if he camps out at Miramar and doesn’t recruit no one else, we miss on Howard because as he said he was never interested and then you have no one else. How many of you have been recruited????

    My hand is up, and I think C1′s hand is up and MAYBE a few others. The game doesn’t work like that. They send the communications, they talk to the coaches, and the make inquiries to the kid. If the coach, the kid, and his family say thanks but no thanks we are interested in Miami, there is NOTHING they can do! They have to find others that DO want to be here. So AGAIN until Tracy returned the interest we showed in him the Coach’s did it the way they had too. They kept recruiting and let it be known that if Tracy changed his mind they were open to recruiting him. Well what do you know, he changes his mind and we put on the full court press. That same PRESS would’ve been there the entire time had the PROSPECT shown interest in us. HE DID NOT. You heard Deon Bush say WE recruited him the hardest, even when he was favoring the Bama schools. Thing was Deon has ALWAYS been interested in us and ALWAYS mentioned us as a school he was interested in. Anyone thinking the staff got outworked or didn’t approach recruiting Howard right is WRONG!

    Now if you want to criticize them for how they handled Amari Cooper, HAVE AT IT, because in THAT scenario they TOTALLY played it the wrong way! THAT would be a legit critic, but Tracy Howard NO SIR!

  160. bg, that one they will regret….thing is one plus is 2013 is chock full of WR studs so if there was a position to get one away at this year, that might have been it.

  161. Shwarma.

    I don’t know how true that is. He was at Dwyer which is also Palm Beach County so he’s hitting the school in PBC. I’m sure he made it to his destination at some point.

  162. bg, I agree its unlikely, but more just after reading the story Schiano didn’t show at Bosco this morning, I thought it was coincidental/comical to post with a joke.

  163. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    “@DuseReport760: Gardens HC Chris Davis said #Miami was supposed to stop by at 2:30 to talk with Avery Young, but they never showed.”

    Young must be out of the picture, we must have given up on him.

    A call to the coach would have been nice, tho. Good business etiquette.

    Seriously, I wonder what happened here.

  164. Cx3.

    Read the guys entire timeline. Is that even credible. Right before that he posted.

    Before making his final push for OL Avery Young at Palm Beach Gardens, #Canes coach Al Golden checked in at Dwyer.

  165. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    bg – who knows, guess he’s late.

  166. avatar
    SpeedWrecks says:

    Rumors has it that Mark D’Onofrio is being considered for Rutgers Head Coach!

  167. but bg it was on Twitter

  168. (should have added the ….for sarcasm)

  169. Traffic blows that time of day…

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  170. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Young’s not coming anyway, but it was the Garden’s coach that said we didn’t show.

    Doesn’t matter, I think this kid goes somewhere else from what I’ve read.

  171. Traffic is a nightmare up in North Palm Beach County as Michelle Obama was in town.

  172. Seriously bet that was it…blame it on the first lady…glad we can sleep easy tonight…

  173. Seriously, 95 was completely shut down this afternoon. Has just reopened.

  174. SpeedWrecks says:
    January 26, 2012 at 5:16 PM
    Rumors has it that Mark D’Onofrio is being considered for Rutgers Head Coach!
    ////////////////////////////////

    TAKE IT!

  175. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Who drives on 95? Turnpike all the way.

  176. People who live east and work east!

  177. Although, Delray, you are much closer to the turnpike. I would definitely pick that over I-95.

    Took me SEVENTY minutes to get to work this morning.

    No accidents.

    Just dumbf@cks.

  178. Yeah, I save about 3 minutes with the TP. Really only use it on Fridays when I stop at Hungry Howies and pick up food.

    For the kids of coarse!

  179. I’ve never been there, is it like a sandwich place?

    I think I am going to cut out of here early tonight (7?) and get something for dinner that is not frozen and under 300 calories.

  180. No surprise but per Goldman’s HS Coach we did not make the final three

  181. If missing a 2:30p.m. appointment is grounds for him not coming to UM, he didn’t want to be here anyway!

    Speaking of Tampa plantar fasciitis, the only school who needs to be worried about staying in the good graces of them is Georgia, other than that, F Tampa plant!

  182. shwarma5 says:
    January 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM
    No surprise but per Goldman’s HS Coach we did not make the final three
    ///////////////////////////////

    Excellent news!

  183. Cal.

    The new DL Coach at Tennessee is your boy John Palermo and they are going HARD after our DT Commit from Louisiana Jacoby Briscoe and he’s going there for an official this weekend.

  184. The DC MIGHT GET RUTGERS SPOT?!! Its the little things that put a smile on my face.

  185. Good hire for Tennessee getting Palermo.

  186. Hurri
    January 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Michael Robinson telling it like it is, at Paterno’s memorial….

    “Coach Paterno didn’t lie to me. When recruiting me, he didn’t offer me money, or cars….Like some other schools did.”

    Personally, I’ll never forget Robinson TRUCKING some kid from I believe Minnesota.
    Absolutely OBLITERATED that young man.
    ————

    Brah, he was one tough S.ob. People talk about Nesbitt but Michael was a beast. I remember first seeing him play here in Richmond. He played for Varina. He was all beast. Playing safety and cracking heads!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Quh63kQBUk

  187. Now Robinson is in the NFL playing fullback for sEattle and going to the probowl. Dude is a monster!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGZp6xP_59o&feature=related

  188. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    bg1906
    January 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM
    Cal.

    The new DL Coach at Tennessee is your boy John Palermo and they are going HARD after our DT Commit from Louisiana Jacoby Briscoe and he’s going there for an official this weekend.

    ^^^^^^^^

    Yeah I heard this on the local radio show on the drive home one morning this week and forgot to put it out on here…

    When I heard his name I IMMEDIATLY thought of EOTH…

  189. bg1906 says:
    January 26, 2012 at 6:17 PM
    Cal.

    The new DL Coach at Tennessee is your boy John Palermo and they are going HARD after our DT Commit from Louisiana Jacoby Briscoe and he’s going there for an official this weekend.
    ////////////////////////////////

    There d-line will be legit from here on in, we all are very aware of what coach palmero brings to the table, he actually teaches a similar style to what coach jethro is teaching, we didn’t get many sacks under him, but u wasn’t gone run on us either. I like what tennessee is doing, raising their game to compete with the rest of their sec bretheren! It would be good to see another strong tennessee team!

  190. esteban, if tracy howard committs, immediately, old initiations need to take place, that Kwame has go to go!

  191. I ain’t gonna lie….I don’t expect to land any of the non-commited guys, or flip anybody either.
    If our current class doesn’t move another muscle, I’d be straight, and I look at this as a successful haul. I’m with the goonsters that feel like these kids are doing what kids do to us every year, round’ this time….Taking a vacation.

    Curse South Florida for being a tropical paradise. Sometimes I wish we played in the flatlands….
    At least we’d know that the visitors were damn near locks.

  192. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    I ain’t been to souf beach b4 either..

    Lemme get my hi-lite tape together and send it to goldie and crew

    :-)

  193. Yeah Calvin the players need to go ahead and make it happen. Some for the sake of the young guys and their bad cuts. Would require entire team going clean tho since none did it b4

  194. Nashvillecane says:
    January 26, 2012 at 7:35 PM
    I ain’t been to souf beach b4 either..

    Lemme get my hi-lite tape together and send it to goldie and crew
    //////////////////////////////

    With that 4-3 speed in the 30 you got, coach do noff will be looking at you as an all-acc linebacker, playing in multiple fronts!

  195. I highly doubt coach D is the A-list guy Rutgers is going after. Look at his body of work. You guys can’t seriously believe this…C’MON MANE

  196. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Yea but Nash can’t maintain gap integrity

  197. CK, can’t a man dream?! Rutgers and D’Onofrio…match made in heaven. Actually anywhere but here and that dude is a match made in heaven.

  198. Who’s got Coach Deez address and whats the price on getting a banner flown?

  199. CK says:
    January 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM
    I highly doubt coach D is the A-list guy Rutgers is going after. Look at his body of work. You guys can’t seriously believe this…C’MON MANE
    //////////////////////////////////

    Hell if schiano is being hired as the hc of the bucs at this stage, than rutgers definitely might go after coach do noff! In fact, coach do noff, don’t F it up this weekend, this is the type defense you need to let the guys visiting this weekend know we’re getting back too:

    http://youtu.be/6JZ0LZsNuZ8

  200. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    I 2nd, 3rd, or 4th the recommend that D’noffin get the job in Jersey…

  201. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Hey don’t hate, NoD’s got what it takes to make it big in Jersey. He’d fit right in.

  202. Coach do noff, this is how you start a game off on Defense at Miami from here on in, you do that, don’t worry, they’ll come:

    http://youtu.be/PFmNYa8o2xI

  203. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    NSD

    We should cut or gray shirt Holifield and take Antonio Crawford.

  204. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    CanesCanesCanes
    January 26, 2012 at 8:06 PM
    Yea but Nash can’t maintain gap integrity

    ^^^^^^

    I attacks tha gaps

  205. avatar
    SpeedWrecks says:

    The Florida sweepstakes for

    http://twtpoll.com/qk32f0

    Tracy Howard are here:

    See, post, and comment.

    Where will he take his talents for the next three years?

    While some may say that he is not coming to the U in order to be not heart broken, I really think that the young man honestly doesn’t even know himself.

    The ultimate allure of “Miami” to the young and impressionable Howard:

    The chance that the U may well be building something truly GOLDEN as in the crew that put Miami back on the map! That is a tall order, yet we know NOT what the AG & Crew, and his band of committed players have in store for Tracy Howard during his visit. The ultimate to Tracy going with the U has to do with the absolute human motivation: NOT TO LOOSE something that is very worthy and valuable. Human nature love to win, but the thought of loosing something valuable, TO NOT BE PART OF building something great BACK UP is far higher than anything else.

    It’s hard to pick one way or the other which way this impressionable minor will go as I do not even beleive he really knows himself.

    He won’t choose Miami to play with his boys, but he would choose the U if he can VISUALIZE that him & his posse would lead the U back to championship caliber play, a la Fabulous Five. So, if he thinks that the U, with this class as is, already has the ballas NOW that could bring back Championships back to the 3-O-5 and bring back the U, he’d want to be part of that. If the U starts pulling other top ballas leading to the Feb 1st, it’d just be gravy and, also, in would come Howard.

    If he is not sold on that winning it all opportunity is here, then he’d be sold elsewhere.

    If you know what this visit and U people will have him visualize, then you know what he does come Feb 1

  206. UMomentum says:
    January 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM
    NSD

    We should cut or gray shirt Holifield and take Antonio Crawford.
    ////////////////////////////////

    Stay tuned!

  207. I see all this tracy howard talk, but for real i got thomas finnie & deon bush ahead of him in coverage skills right now!

  208. Calvin – Aaron Murray > Jacory Harris

    Yup. I said it

    Antonio Crawford come on down. Austin Roberts, you’re next

  209. Don’t forget about Dallas Crawford, AJL and Vernon Davis too.

  210. @deonbushlive2 deon bush
    @D3jr93 bra we got to get all these boys this weekend

    “GO GET CARDO!”

  211. Delray – I’m just saying with Schiano as head coach of the Bucs, I’m just glad that they don’t have to play West Virginia (Schiano was 0-11 against them while at Rutgers) … and that the Bucs are in the NFC Nascar Division and not the Big East (b/c Schiano never won the sorry ass Big East)

    Depending on who his assistants are, I might cry myself to sleep and wonder what I would’ve felt like if the Bucs announced Mike Zimmer as their HCoach today instead

  212. To put the Avery Young thing to rest, my boy/co-worker is good friends with Chris Davis. I hung out with Davis for a little while at the UArmour Game on the field .. that’s when he was telling me about being on the phone with Nick Saban and having to tell him that Avery wasn’t interested

    My boy/co-worker said that Chris is usually in bed by 10pm, but he’ll call him tomorrow and ask him about what happened with the Canes coaches and Avery Young

  213. News…

    Leonard Williams has cancelled his trip for this weekend due to sickness in the family.

    Jacoby Briscoe has cancelled the trip to Tennessee and is all Cane

    VTech commit Jawand Blue will be one to watch if things don’t pan out with Clemons or Northrup.

  214. (wish it woulda been with us):

    Ex-UM coach Frank Haith earns stripes with Missouri Tigers

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/26/2610474/ex-um-coach-frank-haith-earns.html#storylink=cpy

    “They bought into Frank, trusted him from Day One, learned to trust each other, and he turned them from a selfish team to a selfless team. It’s a magical story.”

  215. Greg Schiano’s exit could be devastating to Rutgers recruiting

    Greg Schiano almost single-handedly lifted Rutgers from the basement of the college football world to a respected program in his 11-year tenure as head coach. His departure to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday — less than a week from National Signing Day — could have a devastating impact on the program that he built.
    “This couldn’t have happened at a worse time for Rutgers,” Rivals.com national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell said. “Never in the history of Rutgers football have things been going so well. The team was coming off a nine-win season when they were expected to finish near the bottom of the Big East, recruiting was going better than it ever has and the state of New Jersey’s top two players were set to commit by Signing Day. And then this.”
    National Signing Day is Feb. 1, and what could have been a Top 25 national class — Rutgers’ first since Rivals began its rankings in 2002 — could now be in complete disarray.
    “Big-name guys like J.J. Denman, Chris Muller, Leonte Carroo and Quanzell Lambert are all four-star guys who could pick up the phone and find a home pretty easily,” Farrell said. “And now you have to wonder what happens with Devin Fuller, who was reportedly set to announce for Rutgers on Sunday night, and Darius Hamilton, who was expected to pick Rutgers on Tuesday night. It’s very late in the process, but it could send some of these guys packing.”

    . . .

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/01/26/rutgers.greg.schiano/index.html#ixzz1keNXsFD4

  216. another not-so-feel-good story:

    Florida State Seminoles could have best recruiting class again

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/01/26/2610599/florida-state-seminoles-could.html#storylink=cpy

  217. interesting:

    “Rizzi’s case for special teams job”

    Like most assistant coaches on NFL staffs undergoing change, Dolphins special teams coach Darren Rizzi is trying to stay employed. Unlike many of his counterparts, he can present a solid, tangible case for keeping his job based on his unit’s 2011 performance.

    According to the annual study of the NFL’s 32 special teams, done by Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News, the Dolphins staged the biggest one-season improvement on special teams from 2010 to 2011, vaulting from 24 a year ago all the way to second under Rizzi.

    The Dolphins finished just behind the San Francisco 49′ers in the study that judges 22 elements of the kicking game — with each element receiving votes from 1 to 32, with the lowest scoring unit accounting for the best score.

    The Dolphins finished in the Top 10 in 14 categories and, like the 49ers, their kickers were a strength. Dan Carpenter was 13-of-16 in field goals from 40 yards and beyond and punter Brandon Fields had a net punting average of 41.1 yards.

    . . .

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/dolphins_in_depth/#storylink=cpy

  218. “Miami Hurricanes chop down Wake Forest, 64-39″

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-miami-news-0127-20120126,0,2256897.story

    ” For the second consecutive game, the Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball team began the game shorthanded. And for the second consecutive game, it didn’t matter.”

  219. I will say this again Florida Pro Football is in bad shape. Bad,bad organization, much more disarray than a head coach can fix. I am so busy that I am about 1 day behind all news, I turn on ESPN, read the bottomline and laughed so hard when this news went rolling by…..this is a disaster waiting to happen. Bucs what the heck are you thinking?

  220. I’ve been saying it for years, Bucs shoulda NEVER fired Gruden. If you look back at those teams the talent was that of the 2011 Colts without Peyton Manning and he usually managed 8 wins a year.

  221. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    Gruden had basically one good year in TB – his first year when he won the SB with Dungy’s players and because he knew what plays Oakland was going to run even before they did.

    He’s a pompous chubby twerp and I’d love to kick him in the nuts with steel toed boots.

    Not that he was ever seriously going to be our coach, but I’m so glad he’s not here. I might consider him as an OC – that’s it.

  222. Gruden’s track record:

    Oakland
    1998: 8-8
    1999: 8-8
    2000: 12-4 (AFC Championship)
    2001: 10-6 (Tuck rule)

    Tampa
    2002: 12-4 (super bowl; don’t forget he beat the Eagles in their house where they owned the Bucs in the playoffs)
    2003: 7-9
    2004: 5-11
    2005: 11-5
    2006: 4-12
    2007: 9-7
    2008: 9-7

  223. Since Gruden (where they promoted a DB coach to HC cuz the Glazers clearly didn’t actually didn’t think things through)

    2009: 3-13
    2010: 10-6 (easy schedule and lots of luck)
    2011: 4-12

    Now they hire Schiano…riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

  224. In 2010 the Bucs beat the:

    Browns (5-11)
    Panthers twice (2-14)
    Bengals (4-12)
    Rams (7-9)
    Cardinals (5-11)
    49ers (6-10)
    Skins (6-10)
    Seattle (7-9)
    Saints (wk 17; 11-5)

  225. autumn says:
    January 27, 2012 at 4:45 AM
    another not-so-feel-good story:

    Florida State Seminoles could have best recruiting class again
    //////////////////////////////////////

    This is always good news, so than when we beat em, they’ll still be trying to figure out how & why. We definitely need a home-run threat on offense again, i know we got duke johnson coming in, and he’s a hell of a talent, but here’s to phillip dorsett and hurns forcing teams to double them up. Especially hurns, that man forces double and triple teams. I wouldn’t mind rashawn scott being a surprise either this year.

    Offensively, i don’t see us being that explosive, we should have a solid running game, now duke could come in as a freshman and put fear in defenses like “Truth’ miller did, but right now, we don’t have that type of elite runningback on the roster yet, no disrespect to duke though. Although duke may just be a better overall athlete than miller but you can’t coach that type of homerun threat speed miller has where every time he touches the ball, he’s a threat to dust your whole defense.

    duke, going to be interesting to see how he pans out once he starts adding more weight to his frame, i do know this though, his vision will definitely make up for the speed that was lost with miller. Other than that, we need to have a stronger defense than last year.

    We should have at least 4 starters on the o-line from that 2010 class, and with cory white coming back and hopefully strong, that should improve our running game, our tight-ends if percy pringle is worth anything should improve, asante definitely should’ve redshirted last year, if clive walford doesn’t get any better we’re still good with what he brings, but if he gets better at blocking, he already knows how to get open, and he’s tough out there.

    I will give coach do noff this, his scheme worked well against fsu, and come this year, we actually should have a stronger/more physical d-line barring injury than last year’s version, with curtis porter, chick, darius smith & luther robinson, we’ll be short on depth to a degree, but with guys like corey king, jalen grimble & pierre, we should have a decent rotation out their, but cardio will definitely be important.

  226. If we don’t get better at the CB position, expect more of the same on D next year.

    It’s that simple.

    I can’t wait to see what DP grows in to.

    I wish Cuntie Buchanan was not granted another year. I am sick of his face.

    He is going to look Pegleg Graig out there. Too soon.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  227. @rivalsmike: Bosco WR and #Rutgers commit Leonte Carroo
    not making trip to #Miami this weekend.
    Darius Hamilton still is.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Looks like the stink got too strong.

    Sign Hamilton up ASAP!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  228. Sorry got excited there.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  229. Go get your damn folders at Staples, Salty McSalterson.

    It’s Friday, maybe let’s lighten up on calling our players parts of the female anatomy.

    Although, as HernandoCane pointed out, it is actually a compliment. They are functional and tougher than those things you guys have dangling about.

  230. avatar
    CanesCanesCanes says:

    CK – how do you go from Superbowl winning talent in 2002 to mediocre, ie, 45-51, sub-500 ball. I’ll tell you how. Gruden knows a lot about football and is a good offensive tactician. But he’s also an attention-whore and drama queen.

    All that mugging he used to do on the sidelines was to get more camera time. Internally, he had horrible people skills, his players basically hated him with a passion, lacked leadership skills, and was schizophrenic in his player development/management/selection. Check his QB situation post 2002.

    On this I know of what I speak. Not just from personal observations but from friends and family that were close and/or worked for the organization. Not polishing footballs but inside enough to interact frequently with him, including going to away games on the team plane. I could tell some funny stories there.

    Trust me, the guy is nuts. Now will he ever get rehired again? Probably. He’ll keep himself under control for a couple of years and do well, and then backslide into his crazy mania BS again.

  231. No lightening.

    100 24/7

    Betty White talking about anything sexual…

    http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p167/Joseph-G/puking.gif

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  232. Ok old balls, continue your angst.

  233. C3,

    We’ll just have to agree to disagree cuz I could make the argument that Belichick, Saban, Leach, etc. severely lack social skills but get it done.

    I take it we’re both Bucs fans so we both know the talent level of Bucs players these past 7 years has been downright embarrassing. Part of that is undoubtedly Gruden’s fault, but its not like the GM and owners are free of blame.

    And honestly, the QB situation really hasn’t gotten all that much better. I’m not giving up on Freeman yet, partly bc the physical is clearly there, but I saw more in Charlie Batch when he was first starting out with the Lions than I do in Josh.

  234. Anybody who wants gruden as their headcoach wit ha team that is not already built is insane, he needs to be a lifetime assistant. lo-cut tried to railroad us by bringing him in, i’d rather have a real player like golden at the helm all day long, that guy tries his best to stay away from phony all day long. chuckie has a long ways to go, and he wears out his welcome. billick is another one of those lifetime assistant types. Besides, who cares about the bucs, sapp and brooks are gone, and as soon as ronde barber leaves, they might as well go back to wearing their old orange & white uniforms, so we can start circling them as a guaranteed win again!

  235. Lol Cal

  236. I used to like the orange n white unis.

  237. The orange & white with the 1 musketeer on it!

  238. avatar
    Nashvillecane says:

    Orange creamsicle

  239. Hardy Nickerson was the fuggin MAN back in the day.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  240. Warrick Dunn was the first jersey I ever owned back in 1997.

  241. Canez1 says:
    January 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM
    Haywire preview.

    http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&s=gina-carano.jpg

    http://bunkstrutts.files.wordpress.com/2007/11/e741d0aa99388da7b5971229359366f9.gif?w=450

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

    ROFL, there he is, who is that, she looks familiar!

  242. Cal LOL that’s Gina Carano.

    MMA chic and star of the new movie Haywire.

    Fiyah!

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  243. Canez1 says:
    January 27, 2012 at 12:08 PM
    Cal LOL that’s Gina Carano.

    MMA chic and star of the new movie Haywire.

    Fiyah!

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

    I thought she looked familiar, hell, that looks like a picture you took after you dropped her off to work!

  244. I really need to change my ringtone.

    I’m noticing my appearance for the depo and all the sudden all the attorneys in Vegas got treated to the Charlie Brown kids singing “Christmastime is here . . .”

  245. For my folks that appreciate REAL HIP HOP!

    Pusha T ft. Pharrell and 50 Cent

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=v=f5Uyel00dC4

  246. i was wondering how that chick got to star in her own movie out of no where. heard it was horrible.

  247. Este I heard it was pretty good.

    She get’s a pass either way.

    I’ll rent that ish.

    Looking forward to seeing Grey this weekend. Heard it was badass.

    Liam Nielson found his niche.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  248. Always selling! Miami: Uncompromised

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

  249. BG ‘s Ghey.

    :-)

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  250. them marketing folk are earning their paychecks. nice to call it uncompromised the same year the public sentiment is that its compromised in a big way. image is everything right?

  251. Canez1, i just looked up the reviews for Haywire to see how they fit what i had heard. not often you see a movie that gets such good reviews from critics but then is so disliked in the user review section. usually is the other way around. its a netflix streaming movie for me.

  252. Once we got deon bush, looks like all the pj williams talk went down. Should be fun though these next couple of days, we’ll see where tracy howard’s mindset is at after this week. I’m sure he’ll have alot to think about once he leaves from the visit this weekend. Once a Cane, always a Cane and he’ll be a part of a brotherhood that he’ll know is there from day 1. When that 2008 class came in, they actually didn’t do to bad, i’ll always like how the ones from that class played against the gaytors, particularly on defense, how they made lee corso have to come out from behind the podium to just take a closer look for himself in disbelief at how we were manhandling them gaytors, if only we had jedd fisch back than.

  253. Este good point!

    I usually just ignore the critics and go with the regular shmoes.

    We will see.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  254. avatar
    pb(EOTHROH11) says:

    Was there ever a doubt?

    This is a must read:

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

  255. C1,

    I’m prolly gonna phuck wit that Chronicle joint. The little grungy lookin dude looks like he’s goona go ham when they try to tame his powers.
    He doesn’t appear to be playin….

  256. Bg – This list fair in regards to who is still in play:

    Howard
    Hamilton
    Crawford
    Ivery
    Young

    And Blue if we lose Northrup

    Think Harvey Clemons is really just coming for fun after reading one article and figured with no visit Williams is out so its why I took him off list. Also, even though Miami coaches sent Boroque the LOI, I think he is 100% to TENN.

  257. pb, i enjoyed reading the comments to that article. the UGA fans giving Tech fans a hard time had me laughing.

  258. Chronicle’s trailers did make me want to see it.

  259. Hurri I forgot about that one. I will grab it to.

    Underworld, Mission Impossible and Contraband are on the list as well.

    Shwarm I agree that Clemons is not in play here and either is Bourque.

    Coaches are still in traffic trying to get to Young’s place.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  260. More support from this old school fag. He needs to just die already.

    Bucs, I could care less about but don’t disrespect this U and cry because you are not invited anywhere.

    Stay on ur meds slice.

    @QBKILLA
    Warren Sapp
    Can’t Lie As I Sit Here Thinking Of My Two Teams (Canes & Bucs) We Grabbed Temple & Rutgers Coaches? #DamnItMan

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  261. Canez, no doubt…Schiano f’ing coached at your god damn alma mater, but nope, that’s a Rutgers guy. Ignorant f*ck

    And maybe we need to get those guys a Garmin….

  262. Smh . . .

    STFU, Sapp!

  263. Joeped getting Slambuttskied after death.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/jerry-sandusky-ill-never-forget-all-the-things-joe,27169/

    Sandusky took the opportunity to express his “deep, everlasting gratitude” for everything his late mentor had done for him.

    “I think it’s safe to say I wouldn’t have been able to lead the life I’ve led, wouldn’t have grown into the man I’ve become, if it hadn’t been for his leadership. I can’t even begin to imagine what would have become of me if not for Joe Paterno.”

    “How many people honestly get to fulfill their very deepest desires in life?” Sandusky said. “Let alone fulfill those desires over and over again, year in and year out, day after day, for decades? That’s the kind of life Joe allowed me to live.”

    I’ll tell you this from the depths of my soul: Joe Paterno could do no wrong in my book,” he added. “And I believe he wanted people to think the same of me.”

    “This was a man who looked out for his program, but at the end of the day, he was very much aware that a program is its people,” Sandusky said of Paterno. “He knew that taking care of the program meant taking care of me. Sure, we had our tough times, but some things are bigger than football—like friendship, and the legacy you hope to leave behind.”

    http://static.igossip.com/photos_2/august_2011/ray_j_gif.gif

    Da FUKKKKKKKKKK

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  264. Canez1 says:
    January 27, 2012 at 2:27 PM
    More support from this old school fag. He needs to just die already.

    Bucs, I could care less about but don’t disrespect this U and cry because you are not invited anywhere.

    Stay on ur meds slice.

    @QBKILLA
    Warren Sapp
    Can’t Lie As I Sit Here Thinking Of My Two Teams (Canes & Bucs) We Grabbed Temple & Rutgers Coaches? #DamnItMan

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

    I keep trying figure out what’s this guys point, than when he shows up and goldie igs em he’ll be trying to point that out next too!

  265. Cal, Shwarm and JSQ no doubt the dude is bipolar at best.

    http://i41.tinypic.com/2zh08ir.jpg

    Just go away.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  266. Canez1 says:
    January 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM
    Joeped getting Slambuttskied after death.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/jerry-sandusky-ill-never-forget-all-the-things-joe,27169/

    Sandusky took the opportunity to express his “deep, everlasting gratitude” for everything his late mentor had done for him.

    “How many people honestly get to fulfill their very deepest desires in life?” Sandusky said. “Let alone fulfill those desires over and over again, year in and year out, day after day, for decades? That’s the kind of life Joe allowed me to live.”
    ////////////////////////////////

    They can lock his ghey azz up based off this gaytor azz confession alone!

  267. I don’t care what college we get a coach, scratch that, as long as the headcoach doesn’t come from ohio st. or the gaytors or fsu i’m good with that, but as long as the headcoach we get knows how to win and knows how to dominate and put fear in teams, and we get back to playing the type of defense we all know and luv, i’m good with that. I can understand em coming at Tampa like that, but he should get off goldie’s sac for real!

  268. that can’t be his real statement…is it?

  269. I nearly threw up on my keyboard with that ish, Muffins.

    F@cking crazy a$$ deluded child molester.

  270. C1.

    As you like to say, the P is STILL undefeated! :-(

  271. Depositions over for the day.

    Want. Nap. Now.

  272. I heard a crazy story last year or so about how Sapp got mad at another one of our former players who will remain nameless about not getting his criminal defense attorney’s name to Sapp in an expedited manner (um, my words, not the guy’s words) after that whole Super Bowl debacle he got himself into in 2010. I’m talking like a delay of an hour or so to respond to Sapp’s text.

    Then they saw each other at an event a few months later and Sapp was acting like they were BFF.

    Dude is strange.

  273. Nice article Pb. I made a comment on this yesterday but wasn’t sure.

    Johnson has always did this to anybody that verbally commits.

  274. JSQ,

    Sounds like roid-rage.

  275. If you ever get accused of doing something to a female, just get a hold of some of our players from the 80s and 90s. They have the best attorneys to deal with that ish.

    Lol so wrong . . .

  276. It’s going to be funny to see what happens with crawford though, sounds to me like he’s doing what the nba did to david staern and them this year after they told them “either take this deal or the next one will be worst” and wade and them said F it, WO GOT NEXT! So now stern is trying to get payback on the players by running them into the ground with this damyum near every game a night schedule, the players said no problem cause of course they not gone turn down more money, they lost 16 games, no big deal for a lot of them, point being, this crawford kid must really think tracy howard is not coming to UM, at the same time, i’m quite sure he has options though!

    Can’t blame johnson though for being mad either, but he’s been around long enuff to know what time it is, than again, this ain’t the navy, lol!

  277. Calvin,

    I don’t believ this is Johnson being mad. This has been and still is his policy regarding recruits. If you take a visit when you have verbally committed to GT, your offer will be pulled.

    It’s unique, but recruits know his from day 1.

  278. JSQ says:
    January 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM
    If you ever get accused of doing something to a female, just get a hold of some of our players from the 80s and 90s. They have the best attorneys to deal with that ish.

    Lol so wrong . . .

    JSQ,

    I’m assuming this message is for other females on the board?

  279. BG You ain’t kiddin!!

    SMFH.

    Sad.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  280. Paul Johnson looks like a 65 year old cross dresser.

    Creep.

    I think we swing this kid Crawford and me likes it.

    Stack ballas and sort em out later.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!!

  281. Anyone else read those quotes and get a strange feeling that this child molester is taunting us with an indirect confession? Again:

    “How many people honestly get to fulfill their very deepest desires in life?” Sandusky said. “Let alone fulfill those desires over and over again, year in and year out, day after day, for decades? That’s the kind of life Joe allowed me to live.”

    Maybe I’m giving the guy too much credit…

  282. C1, you kill me every time with that Ray J bit lmao!

  283. LOL. See what I did there guys?!?!!?

  284. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    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.

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

    You didn’t miss shyt from that lymp-dyk puppet……..

  285. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Canez1 says:
    January 27, 2012 at 2:34 PM
    Joeped getting Slambuttskied after death.

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/jerry-sandusky-ill-never-forget-all-the-things-joe,27169/

    Sandusky took the opportunity to express his “deep, everlasting gratitude” for everything his late mentor had done for him.

    “How many people honestly get to fulfill their very deepest desires in life?” Sandusky said. “Let alone fulfill those desires over and over again, year in and year out, day after day, for decades? That’s the kind of life Joe allowed me to live.”

    >>>>>>>>>>

    Rough but he deserves it….

  286. avatar
    Michael Bradley says:

    What’s everyone’s twitter handle?

    @miamimike2001

    I have bg, este, Cubed, shwarma, HDave, and Philly…

  287. Mike I think we follow each other already.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  288. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer
    January 27, 2012 at 3:58 PM
    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

  289. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    bg1906
    January 25, 2012 at 5:22 PM
    Here we go again!

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-bears-job-could-be-tough-sell-for-miamis-fisch-20120125,0,3929025.story

    >>>>>>>>>

    Whaaat??? Already?? I guess Jeddi doesn’t really know what he’s doing. lol

    And where’s Mark Whipple?? hahahaha

  290. Bet on Antonio Crawford being in the class. Johnson will probably strip his offer but I believe he’ll commit soon. Chick is on the recruitment.

  291. Delray on 2012/01/27 at 3:14 PM
    JSQ says:
    January 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM
    If you ever get accused of doing something to a female, just get a hold of some of our players from the 80s and 90s. They have the best attorneys to deal with that ish.

    Lol so wrong . . .

    JSQ,

    I’m assuming this message is for other females on the board?

    ———————————————————–
    No Delray.

    Remember what happened with Sapp around the Super Bowl?

    He’s not the only player from the 80s-90s accused of some sort of assault.

    I don’t recall any of the players from the 80s-90s having vaginas (although I’d like a sidebar to consult with the expert on players with vaginas, Canez1, before I swear to that).

    Thus, my comment was not intended for other females on this board.

  292. I agree BG.

    GO CANEZ!!!!!

  293. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    One source said Fisch also might not want to uproot his family after his wife gave birth to their second daughter two years ago.

    That’s not to say the Bears won’t make a run at Fisch after his recruiting season ends Feb.1. Fisch did not respond to multiple messages left by the Tribune.

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

    Jeddi’s not leaving for no assistant position….OC is next..

    The funniest comment from that Any Era list….

    ” Tim Tebow, maybe he’s not a quarterback in the ’60s, maybe he’s a defensive tackle. But Tim Tebow’s going to come out, and he’s going to be a winner. And I think that’s what people are drawn to.”

  294. cav, i’m thinking where was ed reed!

  295. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Hurri, you’re the boxing savant, right, or was that Money? I can’t recall.

    Here’s my question- what did Money Maywweather see in Pacquiao’s Marquez that suddenly makes him so ready to fight Pacqu, and at the same time is making Pacq so hesitant??

    Obviously the counter-punching but I know there’s more to it…

  296. Cal, he was #13 I believe

  297. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    Calvin
    January 27, 2012 at 4:12 PM
    cav, i’m thinking where was ed reed!

    >>>>>>>>>

    INDEED!!!! How the fuk is Teblow ahead of Peyton Mannin and Reed isn’t even on the list????

    ESPN must’ve have put the list together and paid people. How is Ben #2 and not Brady or Manning….wtf……shyt smells…..

  298. avatar
    Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer says:

    shwarma5
    January 27, 2012 at 4:16 PM
    Cal, he was #13 I believe

    >>>>>>>

    ST?? I missed that. Good lookin Shwarm…what’s been up? Everything prosperous in the PR world? Should be…people fukin up all over the place. lol

  299. OK, so we can assume if a female is assulted..it has to be by a male?

    Don’t know much about the Sapp story. Perhaps there is more to this?

  300. Capt – #13 was Ed Reed, that’s what I thought Cal was asking

  301. I think you are making too much of my comment, Delray.

    I was simply affirming that Sapp has a screw loose by being inconsistent even in his actions towards former players, which was in connection with not receiving an instantaneous text response with information on the other player’s criminal defense attorney.

    And then I made a crack that if you need a criminal defense attorney, our players from the 80s-90s are the people to go to! :-)

    That’s all the comment was. Please re-read. No agenda here other than to say that Sapp is nutty!

  302. shwarma5 says:
    January 27, 2012 at 4:41 PM
    Capt – #13 was Ed Reed, that’s what I thought Cal was asking
    /////////////////////////////

    I was just trying to figure out how they got alot of them guys rated where they are, no way i’m putting woodson over ed reed, although he actually has been playing at a high level for a long time too, but over ed reed i don’t think so.

    And cav, brady could not have played in any era, he’s a cry baby, start hitting em and he starts coming apart at the seams. He’s thriving in this “2 hand touch below the waist era”! He talking bout he had a bad game, that mofo always had a bad game back when we had madison, surtain, brock marion, jt, zach and company.

  303. avatar
    UMomentum says:

    So why can’t we get Blue & Northrup?
    I like both of these guys.
    I’d rather take him & red shirt him (Blue)
    than see him on the battlefield against VT.

    I’m thrilled with this class even if we don’t add another recruit.

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