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February 15, 2010

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UMike

First?

UMike

dang it lol

orange 'n green in the vein

UMike, it was a nice interview, Cornelius has the size to be what AB #11 was supposed to be coming out of Kansas IMHO. Plus Georgia HS talent much > Kansas HS talent.

DZ8

Great job UMike... the more I find out about these kids the more I like!

I don't expect any of them to be starters this year and thats a great thing. A few will get looks at OL and Nelson/Cornelius might get some snaps on defense but might help out on special teams (although getting to a point where we could redshirt these guys would be great).

Thanks again UMike and good luck on your program/diet.

pb(CSROH10)


6'2" 200 pounds and runs a 4.4. He's going to pack on 20 pounds of muscle before he ever sees the field and not lose a tenth on his time.

Speed, speed, speed, speed.

Maybe, just maybe, Randy has a plan.

UMike

thank DZ8...for me its just cool to be chatting with a Cane...im like a little kid in that respect....I used to be neighbors with D. Berry's uncle (his dads brother)..and one year at Canesfest I was trying to tell D. Berry that I knew hs uncle and hes like "which one" and I started stumbling my words and couldnt get the right words out...Berry looked at my like i was some retarted stalker lol......I get all excited like a little kid when it comes to the players.

UMike

pb..seems to be a plan...big athletic guys that can run.

slim32

Safety or oLB?

i Hope Safety!!

CGNC

UMike - nice interview!!!

orange 'n green in the vein

Jeez UMike, at least Berry hadn't actually done anything at that point, just imagine if he had put up even a quarter of the yards he did this year at that Canesfest, you might still be reaching for which uncle of his you know to this day! LOL. ;)

KnoxCane

Nice interview!
Don't know if this link has been posted yet, as I just got home but here it is:

http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2010/02/15/sports/doc4b78ceca06b41929083059.txt

The article hints on how the SEC would probably pick up The U if the ripple effect of conference expanions happened from the Pac 10, Big Ten, Big East...etc.

What do you guys think about joining the SEC?!!

I for one LOVE IT..Gators can't run from us anymore as they will have to play us and we would probablyl keep FSU on the schedule. I think it's a great idea. Don't know if it's viable. Would the ACC really allow Miami to leave or find some way to keep us put?

Good read though. Interesting.

Peace

Cane 4 Life

Sarasota 'cane

Nice interview!

Go 'canes!

Lurker

UMike - thanks for the interview and article. This is the kind of thing that seperates the Space from all the rest. I also agree with others; I like this kid, sounds like he has a ton of upside. Maybe we'll see a little of what he's got during the spring game.

Lurker

Don't know if this link has been posted yet, as I just got home but here it is:

http://www.timesanddemocrat.com/articles/2010/02/15/sports/doc4b78ceca06b41929083059.txt

The article hints on how the SEC would probably pick up The U

Posted by: KnoxCane | February 15, 2010 at 04:38 PM

The U philosophy has been stated as "anybody, anywhere, anytime" so I'm sure Miami would listen, but this is all just speculation so I'm just not sure if this is even on the SEC's radar, short or long term.

As far as this article, some of it is a real head scratcher, for example: "would surely think about Florida State, which would bring the No. 14 TV market in Tampa-St. Petersburg". WOW. This is a newspaper reporter? How about a little basic research or just looking at a map. I guess this is what passes as good journalism for this South Carolina paper.

solarcane

umike, nice !

Esteban

i wouldn't mind us being in the SEC.

Esteban

oh and yeah nice write up UMike. i'd like the idea of him being a safety, but we need bodies at LB. Plus, like pb mentioned...speeed, speed, speed.

DZ8

Esteban

You get any NFL draft magazines yet? I have a disorder where I need to drive by the book store every few days and check to see if they have the NFL Draft preview mags in yet. It's an issue that affects me every year about this time.

NE with 4 of the first 53 picks (their 1st pick isn't till 22 then their last pick at 53, one every 8 picks roughly)... amazing. They are the model of how to aquire good value draft picks. Hopefully my Dolphins will get there in a few years.

Esteban

dz8, i always end up grabbing one too. i used to get the ones u had to order - kipers, and i forget the other one i ordered back in the day, was fat. shoot back then i used to make full mock drafts too though. i read them all at the book store though. just limit myself when buying. i'm not going to get any until after the combine though. i don't like reading the magazine say a dude runs a 4.35 and he ran a 4.55 at the combine. i'm probably going to do a mock again this year. no more than 3 rounds though. likely just the first two. but yeah big draftnik since like jr high.

Esteban

this is Mike Mayock's current list of the top 5 at each position.

http://www.nfl.com/seniorbowl/story?id=09000d5d815ee2f1&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

Charlie Brown

UMike...U da MAN! I fixed a few typos I missed first time through. I like the content and the way it reads.

U may have worked through the Sophomore slump? U done good young man!

DZ8

I always SAY I'm not getting any mags until after the combine, for the same reason u said, but then I can't help myself when I see the first one. First thing I check is the mock draft section and even when the mag has Jake Long at #10 overall or something silly like that I still can't help myself if it's the first one. I think I only ended up buying two last year, I'm getting better.

They used to have a thick college book that would go thru each college team and give you info on each "draftable" player while the college season was still going on. It was perfect for when your watching South Carolina State vs. Akron for example, you could focus on "draftable players". I haven't seen that one in a couple of years though.

I've done the mock 1st round on the NFL website the last couple of years. No where near to finishing at the top but I always impress some people at work with about ten correct picks and then some near misses. I had Hakeem Nicks to the Giants at the end of the first round last year that wowed a few.

Ya, I'm a bit of a freak about the draft. Love the 3 day format this year.

Charlie Brown

Ya, I'm a bit of a freak about the draft. Love the 3 day format this year.

Posted by: DZ8 | February 15, 2010 at 06:17 PM

Sounds like a Canespace article for April?

RandyCane

bg. check your email now.

86, Este, did U receive an email from me?

miamimike01

Sorry, from me?

DZ8

I'm good with that 86. I don't really want to do anything too close to the draft(this isn't going to be a stellar year for The U) but I was going to offer an updated, "Where Will They Go?" Just waiting for the combine and the Miami Pro Day and then I'll re-hash the August article with updated info. It'll be fun to see how close or off we were.

Esteban

dz, we might have to do a mcshay vs kiper type thing. listening to them argue over jimmy clausen had me laughing. kiper is so dramatic its funny.

Charlie Brown

86, Este, did U receive an email from me?

Posted by: RandyCane | February 15, 2010 at 06:36 PM

NO? Use canespace86@aol.com or tompopadak@aol.com.

Esteban

i never received the e-mail either.

miamimike01

ok Charlie, Este. It should be there now

Charlie Brown

MM01...got it, replied. #86 huh? Legend of the Fall??? LOL

Canez1

SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE JUST ANNOUNCED

all practices except two closed to public - March 11, time and place TBA, and March 27 spring game time and place TBA. The team opens spring practice Feb. 23 and will practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with the exception of spring break (and not March 12 or 13)

GO CANEZ!!!!!

miamimike01

Well, UMike,

I was wrong!

Nice work, dude!

DZ8

Posted by: Esteban | February 15, 2010 at 06:42 PM

That would be cool. Just an idea but we could wait until after the combine and pro days and do a more accurate (hopefully) prediction of where the Canes will go. I'm open to ideas so let me know. Let me know off blog if you want.

odoylerules@420host.com

canechic

JSQ or Jamericane if you are around can I address a client opinion letter to a 17 year victim or does it have to be addressed to his parents?

Lurker

Just reread the article, Mike. I love this part:
"However, Florida did come in late in December and tried to make me drop my commitment, but being true to my word I kept my commitment to Miami."

Yeah, I guess Randy sucks so bad as a recruiter you have the 5* Gators trying to steal our guys. This guy and Nelson. Watch 'em in a couple of years.

Hurriphin302-4-305

That's some quality interviewing right there, my G!!

Shouts to Thompson, GA. I love you mom!!

UMike

CCC..not only that..but his kid had plenty of offers from big time schools to..including the home team GT

Lurker

UMike - no kidding. He's a quality find. Do you see him ultimately as an LB or safety?

raizecane

nice read......and the pic of Stone Mountain brings back alot of memories. I was born in the ATL and visited Stone Mountain all the time. Heck even did the easter egg hunts as a child there. My mom told me she once walked up that mountain while 8 months pregnant with me......that had to be rough.

DZ8

Anybody see Ray Ray moving to LB? It makes sense on a lot of levels.

CB- Brandon Harris
CB- DVD/B. McGee
SS- Vaughn Telemaque
FS- Jamal Reid (or VT and have Jared Campbell or JoJo Nicolas at strong)

MLB- McCarthy
SLB- Futch/Cookie/RayRay
WLB- Spence and/or one of the above

JCane

I'd have no interest in seeing the U with the SEC. We can't write the paychecks to folks these schools can, and other than Vandy, most folks at these schools would have trouble spelling "SEC." I don't see it being the type of atmosphere the U itself would want to be part of, regardless of how the SEC teams do at football.

Esteban

dz, i'd probably want to move Marcus Robinson to LB before Ray Ray.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Ray Ray will stay as a safety

Esteban

Truth, commented that Robinson was having a hard time gaining weight and seemed stuck at 240 and change. 6'1/6'2 and 240 works for LB. Can focus on keeping speed up and studying film.

DZ8

U might get Truth back on the blog if U keep up this Marcus Robinson to LB talk, lol.

DZ8

I haven't seen enough of RayRay to know where he belongs, only made the comment because of his size. The kid definitely has options as far as positions.

I don't think they'll move Marcus. Injuries hampered his year and hopefully a full, healthy off season will allow his potential to shine thru at a DE spot.

Starting to get depth thru out the D again. Not quite there, still young at some spots, but its coming.

JSQ

Canechic, from my experience at the Children & Youth Law Clinic, if the child is the client the letter should be addressed to the client regardless of age or it is a breach of the attorney client privilege unless a waiver has been signed.

pb(CSROH10)


So is Calvin finally reinstated?

canechic

Thank you JSQ....with all I have been through this week I am struggling with this writing assignment!

JSQ

Anytime, Canechic. Sorry to give so many qualifications in the answer but my experience with child clients is limited to foster children. Makes things a little different. Good luck with your assignment and my prayers are with you and your family.

Charlie Brown

So is Calvin finally reinstated?

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | February 15, 2010 at 09:49 PM

Calvin is back in, but he asked me to ban U so U are OUT! Again...LOL

Charlie Brown

The 12th-ranked University of Miami baseball team defeated the former `Canes, 11-3, in Saturday's alumni game at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field. Despite the most impressive group of players returning for the alumni team in the game's history, the 2010 team earned a come-from-behind win behind solid pitching early on that held the alumni to just one hit through the first five innings.

The game, which was held in conjunction with the team's fourth annual FanFest, was played about an hour after junior All-America catcher Yasmani Grandal won a home run derby against former `Canes Ryan Braun and Yonder Alonso and teammate Ryan Perry.

CaneSawMassacre

Hey there U world.... Sorry I've been gone for awhile..

Any gamers out there play Bioshock 2 yet?>>

I've been seeing that commercial so much I'm almost thinking about getting the game.. (I'm not a big player of anything that isn't multiplayer related either)

SJMPARMAN

On the prospect of joining the SEC or remaining in the ACC, there are issues with the ACC. The ACC bowl tie in basically are not very good if you don't get into the BS game. The ACC let us get dropped down in the bowl over FSU. We would be more competitive in Basketball in the SEC. We would be forced to be better, on a consistent basis, in baseball in the SEC rather than playing 2 or 3 good teams every year in the ACC. Revenue would definitely increase in the SEC.

If it were to happen, you can bet the Gators would put us in the other bracket for the conference because they don't want to play us every year. That would have the positive effect of us of only playing for the conference championship. In the ACC, we have to play FSU every year, and that comes during the regular season. Even when we beat them, we can still see them in the conference championship game, and then have to beat them twice in the same year. It's doable but I prefer a scenario of having to beat the Gators once.

In the Big East, once we beat V Tech, Syracuse, and West Virginia, all we had to do was take care of a difficult out of conference schedule. Those years were usually a game against N Dame, the annual match up with FSU, and one other school like BYU, Colorado, and a big ten school. In the ACC, we have to play V Tech, Ga Tech, North Carolina, and one of the others who are good, plus FSU and one other tough game (Oklahoma) and in state rival (USF or UCF) to pull in the attendance to generate revenue.

Against an SEC schedule, those folks can easily drive to our home games. Every game would sell out. We could drop the tougher out of conference games like Florida does and just concentrate on winning the conference. We still would have to play FSU. But we could play the West Kentucky Hilltoppers and Middle Tennessee States to open the season like Florida does.

If we have an average year, at least we go to a good bowl played on a decent field. That Citrus bowl was a joke. The U doesn't want to play in substandard bowls. That is my take on this scenario.

Cat 5 Cane

Just for a quickie

This kid... Tyrone Cornelius sounds level headed. Definitly not your average HS kid with stars in his eyes! Hell, I like him already!

Damn... 6-2 and 200, maybe 207 in the fall and 215/220 next year. I'll be honest... at his speed and size, I would love to see him develop into a corner. Something we need badly in 11 and 12. Picture him at 215 mixing it up on the edge... I know speed is everything on the edges, but we sure could use some play action (Bazoka carrying) heros out there.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

SEC
The article hints on how the SEC would probably pick up The U if the ripple effect...

Holy Cow, that would be great!... and a HUGE financial gain for the U, but I don't see the old crowd letting us in, but then again, they might be looking for payback and feel like they have the upper hand now... A big mistake.

To me, joining the SEC is like, a double edged sword... Like the old song goes... "It hurts so good" but I say, if we going to play, then bring it on and hell yeah, I would love me some LSU, TENN and FLA tail on a regular bases... So Go Canes!

I'm out

bg1906


BG - Started playing COD Modern Warfare 2....WOW!!!

Posted by: raizacane | February 15, 2010 at 01:19 PM

Welcome! HAHAHA! INTENSE! I told ya. Wait until you start playing online ADDICTIVE!


Posted by: bg1906 | February 16, 2010 at 01:28 AM

RBLCane

Joining the SEC obviously would obviously have its ups and downs. One of the best selling points for me would be the edge we'd gain in recruiting.

As has been said a million times on this blog, kids want EXPOSURE. The U already does well in this department, though IMHO being being in the ACC hurts us here. The SEC does well in terms of exposure--better than any other conference--and it's the reason that each year over ONE THIRD of the ESPN Top 150 go to the SEC when only about half of that go to the runner up conference (this year a tie between Big 12 and Pac-10 at 28; the SEC had 57!). The SEC + The U would be an exposure extravaganza for both parties. Case in point = Miami-UF 2008.

However, I doubt this match would ever happen. Florida would stand 100% against it, and Florida has a lot of clout in the SEC right now. Florida knows it will lose its most significant and perhaps only recruiting advantage over the U--that it plays in the SEC. Moreover, Florida would have to play us more often, and everyone knows it doesn't want to do that. Besides Florida I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of other schools in the SEC would be against it too since it would shock the balance of powers in the SEC.

As much as I hate the ACC, I don't think The U is going anywhere for awhile. The next best thing is to start dominating this conference already! I'd be happy with that, and the ACC would benefit as a result.

GO CANES!!!

Old Skool

Click on this and feel your jaw drop. This is a demo of gesture based computing -- how some of us will be interacting with our computers in another five years.

http://vimeo.com/2229299

Charlie Brown

Off to Fort Pierce then the 954 and 305:

UM vs Duke basketball Wednesday night at the BUC.

UM vs Rutgers baseball Friday night at The Light.

Aqua...meet me at the Titianic @ 5 PM.

See U!

bg1906

Biased article but look how our program is viewed by those that officiate.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/12921016/new-taunting-rules-could-give-refs-another-judgment-call

Cat 5 Cane

Skool,...our computers in another five years...

WOW, Reminded me of watching the SiFi movie (Minority Report) with Tom Cruise and me saying, yeah... "Only in movies".

Well, if this is 5 years, what's 20 years going to look like?... Anybody remember 1975, RollerBall? Where the game took the place of world wars.

Later

Old Skool

Cat
The inventor of the technology was a scientific consultant on Minority Report

Cat 5 Cane

Skool... future computers like the movie with time warps is way to fast for me... give me the time when we left the front screen door unlocked and marriages lasted 30 years.

BG... I think the taunting rules are killing Miami...
It's tough to play football when Shalala wants everything squeaky clean... When it's meant to be played in the mud... Don't hit him too high, don't hit him too low. Wait... his back was turned, you can't faceguard... and now taunting,...Taunting!!!
Ref, take back that TD, the guy raised his hand!!!... Bad, Bad, Bad idea !

Ohhh, and Vagas is gonna love this one... talk about controlling the game!!!


solarcane

"Those Miami kids are great, man," said an official who worked last year's Miami-Oklahoma game. "[Coach Randy Shannon is] a class act and his kids are a class act."


Yea Randy sucks for building a winning program that's perceived like that. He should be ashamed of himself.

 DATcane

http://www.790theticket.com/jorgesedano.aspx

Randy interview from this AM

solarcane

dat thanks for the good links as usual


man that jorge sedano still yaks nonstop about nothing, now I remember why I never listened to him.
Randy sounds like, geez I'll be glad when this is over.

francis w

solar opines...."man that jorge sedano still yaks nonstop about nothing"

Yes he takes 1 minute to ask a 10 second question.
Fran

Da U N Houston

Wonder would Charlie Weis talk the Chief's into taking Clausen with the 4th overrall pick????

solarcane

fran,
hes probably a good guy. He's just starts talking while he's still forming his question in his mind.
I have a hard time concentrating on him.

Lurker

Solar,
He probably is a good guy, I guess, I have no idea. But listening to him ask that first question was painful.

bg1906

For those that listen, I was on Rivals Radio today.

bg1906

http://www.790theticket.com/jorgesedano.aspx

Randy interview from this AM

Posted by: DATcane | February 16, 2010 at 09:40 AM

Great interview!

VA Cane

Ex-UM quarterback Ken Dorsey, 28, said he will pursue a coaching career — “I feel I can be a great coach” — and would love to return to UM. “I’ve never talked to Randy Shannon [about a job], unfortunately,” Dorsey said, though he has sought career advice from UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt.

Dorsey, who was a volunteer coach at Lakewood Ranch High in Bradenton last season, has spoken to a few non-BCS schools about an assistant job. He said he intended to take an administrative job working at FIU for athletic director Pete Garcia — “Pete and I are close” — but changed career goals and plans to call FIU’s Mario Cristobal.

Dorsey said he “texted Jacory Harris every week this past season. He’s one of the smartest quarterbacks there in a long time. I see leadership qualities that I had.”

Interesting post from Sun-Sentinel. He certainly has good experience, and was a leader while here. Interesting indeed

Lurker

Great interview!

Posted by: bg1906 | February 16, 2010 at 11:21 AM

bg, any pearls you want to share?

bg1906

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | February 16, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Its a good listen and a fairly LONG interview. Very genuine. He talks about how much information is out today. He addresses Blade's remarks. Talks about Ken Dorsey getting into coaching. About Jacory's INTs. Lots of good info.

Cat 5 Cane

“I feel I can be a great coach” — and would love to return to UM. “I’ve never talked to Randy Shannon [about a job], unfortunately...

Sorry to hear, that he hasn't called Randy direct!... If you want a job, cut to the chase and call him! Waiting for the coach to call you may not happen, Kenny...

Find a way and pick up the phone, stupid!

Canesteeler

The ticket office at UM is retarded! I currently have 3 tickets in the upper deck. I am trying to add another ticket to bring my season ticket total to four. In addition, I am requesting to relocate my seats! I am told that I must make payment in full to change seats! It is difficult supporting the U at times! I should be like the rest of south fl.fair weather fans and keep my azz at home!

 DATcane

http://allcanes.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=9333&osCsid=d5332dd4e6cc11e18ca8854193f0f8ba

The hoody Ray Lewis was wearing on ESPN that some spacers wanted.

solarcane


Thanks DAt.
If that big U is a heat seal transfer or screen printing you can count on buying at least two if you want to make it through a season with a semblance of a design on the front... or you could just not wash it lol!

 DATcane

lol think U are correct solar...that aint built to last

bg1906

Soup.

I'll have 3 articles for you today. I'll send the first one in a few.

Texascane

Made my own for my son...took the green hoody with the tackle twill "U" and for 15 bucks the tailor down the street took it off and sewed it on a Nike black hoody.

I now have a green hoody to bang around in and my son has the black Nike with the big block "U".

DZ8

Ohhh, and Vagas is gonna love this one... talk about controlling the game!!!

Posted by: Cat5Cane | February 16, 2010 at 09:05 AM

Reminds me of that beer commercial where the ref trips players, makes horrible calls etc... so the fans can eat some more wings and drink some more beers. Bad move.

Lurker

Bad move.

Posted by: DZ8 | February 16, 2010 at 01:27 PM

Bad move? It's insane. You're going to give a ref basically a do-over on a score? I don't see how this goes through. Eventually cooler heads will prevail, won't they?

And by the way, Tebow would continually pump his arms, fists, raise his arms up and down, never got called for it. That just shows the subjective nature of this thing, so now you can call back touchdowns. Absolutley nuts....and of course it's all Miami's fault.

DZ8

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | February 16, 2010 at 01:42 PM

Remember that penalty on Locker out in Washington a couple of years ago? They probably don't call the same penalty on Tebow.

Can't wait for the first ref to be quoted as saying, "Well I wanted to be sure so I replayed the play in my head. That's why the fireworks went off before I threw my flag."

So yes, BAD MOVE:)

Lurker

The penalty on Locker was a joke, I remember that, I think he just flipped the ball up like a foot or something. I'm just saying it's more than a bad move, it's outrageous. Somebody high steps one step into the end zone and no touchdown, the ball's back on whatever yard line. Are you kidding me? Although, I'll say this, Randy's kids do have discipline, we didn't get too many if any celebration or PF penalties last year.

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