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February 09, 2010

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MDCane

What

SOUP

MD...U got this?

HurricaneRicMachiavelli

gotta love that

JSQ

Soup can you repost my info about Ohio State on this blog? Too long to retype.

MDCane

Normally I just read, but I couldn't resist being first. I agree, our D-Line needs to improve big time. Opposing QB's had so much time they could make a sandwich by the time our D-Line got into the backfield which caused a ripple effect on our DB's.

miamimike01

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ap-pac-10expansion&prov=ap&type=lgns

PAC-10 expansion?

Posted by: miamimike01 | February 09, 2010 at 08:08 PM

Nice, Dayton.

Lurker

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/1002/cfb.inside.recruitment.seantrel.henderson/content.11.html

Posted by: bg1906 | February 09, 2010 at 06:07 PM

Funny as hell comments from everyone about the differences between the way Shannon looks and the "Carmax" salesmen from USC.

Here's my interpretation of the Shannon smirk:

"son, once you put your sig on the LOI, your ass better be in shape, because, on our very first practice, for making me wait two hours while you got that mess groomed on top of your empty head, I am going to run your ass so hard you'll be throwin up last year's thanksgiving meal...and then I'll make you run some more"

I'm serious. Look at the look on his face again. I remember that look from my coaches. It's the look they got right before they made you run the extra gassers that they knew were going to make you throw up.

SOUP

Just spoke to Tricia Brodeur from the UMAA about Ohio State. Apparently Ohio State is not giving UM many tickets. They don't know how many at this point but she thinks the UMAA might only gave 200 and are only selling to alumni who donate at least $25. So if you are not an alumni, the Hurricane Club is probably your best bet for getting tickets with fellow 'Canes.

Posted by: JSQ | February 09, 2010 at 08:06 PM

No problem.

Lurker

JSQ - forgot to thank you on last blog for the info. Really appreciate it.

mi@mic@ne

This is your mission if you should choose to take it... in football SIZE DOES MATTER... Your mission if you should choose to take it is to put on 10 to 20 pounds of solid grade A muscle. You will then be required to bring that wood next yr with a sense of urgency. This tape will self destruct in 5 seconds. hehe

SOUP

Ring of Honor - Class of 2009

Bennie Blades

Defensive Back (1985-1987)

As a junior, he was selected first-team All-American in 1986 by the Associated Press and United Press International after leading the nation in interceptions with 10. The following season, Blades not only helped the Hurricanes win the national championship, but he also was selected first-team All-American by the Associated Press, Kodak, United Press International, The Sporting News, The Walter Camp Foundation and the Football Writers Association of America. The same year, Blades also won the Jim Thorpe Award, which recognizes the nation's premier defensive back. While at UM, Blades set school records for interceptions in a career (19), interception return yards (305), consecutive games with an interception (5), total tackles by a safety (286) and unassisted tackles by a safety (155).

Eddie Dunn

Running Back (1935-1939)

Dunn played running back for UM from 1935-39 serving as team captain as a freshman and senior. He went on to coach the team for two years during World War II. In 1938, he played in the historic Miami-Florida game, scoring all three touchdowns in a 19-7 Miami win in the two teams' first ever meeting on the gridiron. While playing running back for the Hurricanes, Dunn set several game, single-season and career records for rushing, scoring, and punt returns. He is generally considered the Hurricanes' "first football hero". Dunn took over coaching the `Canes when the original coach, Jack Harding, was called to serve in World War II. He served as the head football coach from 1943-44 and head baseball coach from 1947-54.

Steve Walsh

Quarterback (1987-89)

Walsh played quarterback for Miami during the late 80's, leading the `Canes to an undefeated regular season and national championship in 1987. The following season, Walsh was selected first-team All-American by the Associated Press, ESPN, and the Football Writers Association of America after passing for over 3,100 yards and 29 touchdowns. As a starter, Walsh went 23-1 for the Hurricanes and finished his career tied with Vinny Testaverde for the most touchdown passes in school history (48). He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1989 supplemental draft and played 11 seasons in the NFL for six different franchises.

pb(CSROH10)

Posted by: JSQ | February 09, 2010 at 08:06 PM


I donate over $1,000 to the Hurricane Club plus the cost of four prime season tickets. If they dont get me OSU tix I'm going to be really annoyed.

solarcane

dayton nice article, enjoyed that

404Canes404

Thankfully we have 7 months to figure this ticket thing out...

solarcane

404 I was thinking a lot could change by the OSU game too.

solarcane

scene of the crime of the century
seating chart

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/OhioStadium_ALL.gif

miamimike01

http://rivals100.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?SID=880&Year=2011&ra_key=2602

It's never too early.

There are some really BIG dudes out there next season.

SOUP

I am NOT going to OSU. Just a statement of fact, not an opinion on who should go. I'm done with that. NEXT...

Lurker

Good article, Dayton.

One thing that's intersting in terms of turnovers and penalties is that we had virtually no lost fumbles at all. The penalties seemed to be mostly of the false start, offensive miscue type with a few offsides thrown in; I don't recall a lot of the big block in the back or personal foul variety, but I'm just going off my memory, which may not be perfect (obviously). But ranked 94th. Wow! That's a LOT of ticky-tacky penalties.

Lurker

I am NOT going to OSU. Just a statement of fact, not an opinion on who should go. I'm done with that. NEXT...

Posted by: SOUP | February 09, 2010 at 08:58 PM

Nooooooooooooooooooo

CategoryIV_in_Pittsburgh

I am NOT going to OSU. Just a statement of fact, not an opinion on who should go. I'm done with that. NEXT...

Posted by: SOUP | February 09, 2010 at 08:58 PM

I got dibs on Soup's allotment!!!

CategoryIV_in_Pittsburgh

...and I ain't worried about no hotel room...I'm planning on spending my night in the Columbus's Finest Inn. F OSU!!

SOUP

The Ibis has represented the spirit of Miami athletics since 1926.

The Tradition Of The Ibis

School mascot represents leadership, courage and strength of Miami student-athletes.

A Bird of Courage. A Bird of Knowledge. A Bird of Strength And Speed. A leader of its species.

As the clouds become dark and a hurricane approaches, folklore maintains that other birds look to the Ibis for leadership. The Ibis uses its instinct to detect danger. It is the last sign of wildlife to take shelter before a hurricane hits, giving warning that danger is imminent. As the storm passes the Ibis is the first to reappear, a sign that clear skies are approaching.

In 1926, the University of Miami adopted the Ibis as the official mascot for the University's athletic teams. Representing the leadership courage, knowledge, strength and speed characteristics that our student-athletes portray.

Through the past 75 years Hurricane student-athletes have lived up to the tradition of the Ibis. The pride that comes from the success of these students is strong. It is a great honor to be a Miami Hurricane and be represented by this strong yet graceful bird.

SOUP

CatIV...U can have them. If tickets are available through the UMAA I will buy them and sell them to U at face value.

I am NOT going as a matter of principle.

They are not playing fair. I don't like it and I am NOT going. But I would NEVER prevent others who want to go to the game to attend.

GO CANES!!!

SOUP

and I ain't worried about no hotel room...I'm planning on spending my night in the Columbus's Finest Inn. F OSU!!

Posted by: CategoryIV_in_Pittsburgh | February 09, 2010 at 09:17 PM

JUST STAY WITH THE JSQ?

pb(CSROH10)

Posted by: JSQ | February 09, 2010 at 08:06 PM

I volunteer.

SlingBlade

theres hope for JSQ afterall (read the end of the story)
this is a article from procanes.com


Shockey's maturity pays off for Saints
Feb/09/10 10:44 AM Filed in: Jeremy Shockey
ShockeySaints
MIAMI — Jeremy Shockey's own team wouldn't claim him the last time he took the Super Bowl stage. Now, everybody wants a piece of No. 88.

He was an outcast, now he's a hero.

The oft-maligned New Orleans tight end hauled in a 2-yard game-winning touchdown with 5:42 remaining as his Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in Super Bowl XLIV.

The victory erased memories from two years ago, when he was shunned by the New York Giants. While the Giants stunned the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, Shockey was confined to a suite.

Shockey wasn't allowed to dress out that day, but did receive a championship ring.

This ring, like all the others he's won at various levels of the game — will go to his mother.

"She's the holder of the rings,' he said.

This one won't be tainted.

"It's a great feeling right now," Shockey said. "I don't care about the catch, I just care about the team. Ever since you start playing football, you're dreaming about playing in this game. I dreamed and prayed all day and night about being in this situation."

The moment was even sweeter because the University of Miami product calls this city his "adopted home."

The 29-year-old frequents South Beach and lives the lifestyle of many single, wealthy athletes. He likes to have a good time. He even admits he'd stay in college if NCAA rules would allow.

The party-boy image is enhanced, or perhaps darkened, by his gaudy tattoos and a tough-as-nails attitude.

Deep down, however, Shockey says most people have it all wrong.

"I work hard on my career and my profession as you guys do. I take a lot of pride in it. I don't do this for the money" he said. "I have metal in my leg and broken bones and I've got ligaments that are torn — I have a love of the game. The passion is still there."

Shockey became emotional at times during his postgame news conference and wanted to clear up some misconceptions regarding his not-so-friendly parting with the Giants.

"A lot of people made it out to be me being jealous of New York winning without me," Shockey said. "It was the complete opposite. It wasn't about that. I just talked to (former Giants defensive coordinator) Steve Spagnuolo this week. "He gave me good words of advice."

In a way, Shockey doesn't want to grow up; well who can blame him. He leads a good life. However, his time with the Saints has done that for him.

He had just three catches for 13 yards Sunday. But it's not about the numbers.

"He's brought an attitude we needed," running back Reggie Bush said. "We've been called a finesse offense for a while. He's been nothing but special since Day 1.

"I told him before the Super Bowl: 'God had a bigger plan for you (than what happened in New York). You don't even know what you're a part of right now.' It's special. He has to appreciate it."

Shockey says he's probably run the route that led to Sunday's game-winner 1,000 times in his career and only scored a couple of times.
Football can be humbling. It can also be rewarding.

"I have great memories from high school, junior high, college and my time with the Giants," he said. "This feeling is as special as it gets."
His message wasn't complete. The man with a bevy of rings is already looking for another; one that goes on his left hand.

"I'm single," he said, showing off a bare ring finger on his left hand, "Wink, wink."

Shockey talking about marriage? Of course, the New Orleans Saints did win the Super Bowl. Anything is possible.

pb(CSROH10)

JUST STAY WITH THE JSQ?

Posted by: SOUP | February 09, 2010 at 09:27 PM


oops!

I volunteer

Daytoncane

thanks guys.

we made a lot of improvement this year. but the point of this article was to show everyone how much more needs to be done.

you must be in the top ten in most categories if you're competing for a national championship. that's where Alabama, Texas, and Florida are.

we obviously need some personnel improvement, but most importantly we need to just play better and smarter. cut down on the penalties and get more turnovers.

if we improve on those numbers we'll easily be in a BCS bowl.

CategoryIV_in_Pittsburgh

Thanks, Soup. I appreciate your generosity.

SOUP

Dayton...solid piece. U rock!

canesteeler

Soup I agree it is BS the way OSU is handeling the ticket situation. I will change my plans and go to the GT, and Pitt games on the road!

SOUP

Watch Miami will have 3,000 people there at the OSU game when they could have had 10,000. They are just STUPID!

Whatever, I'm NOT going. Even if they give me FREE tickets I will give them away here on the blog to Canespacers who live in the area.

I'm done with them. U know how much $$$ I have spent buying UMAA tickets to away games over the last five years?

Over $2,0000.

solarcane

that boy vince,
I'll get to see you in Atlanta!

roachcane77

Nice job Dayton... no W/L prediction though?

canesteeler

It comes to a point where us fans who spend our money need to be treated with respect. I have much shat I can spend my money on if we the fans are neglected. As far as donating money outside the merchandise, and tickets I buy to rep the U, they can go to hell. In addition to football I had basketball season tickets and I usually go to 15-20 baseball games. All of these activites add up because my girlfriend and my two children are usually with me!

SOUP

I already sent an email to the UMAA about my decision. Lets see if they care.

More to follow tomorrow...

SOUP

I need Raycom volunteers:

CSM
JSQ
MM01
bg1906
DZ8
UMIke
and others...

If U want to write for Raycom email me at:

canespace86@aol.com

JCane

The OSU situation is nuts. The U has never been particularly smart with its fanbase. It's hard enough to get people to come to games as is, so you have to treat the faithful properly. My folks were season ticket holders forever, but a few y/a finally had enough when new requirements came into play about higher donations being necessary for the privilege of buying season tix after all of those championships. I love the U, but I think the AD/UMAA policies are insane. Let OSU take advantage while then taking advantage in turn. Is the game just for the matchup and TV ratings?! I have family up there and would be more than willing to make the trip, but the process needs to be fairly reasonable.

On a positive side, I love our chances of picking up some amazing skill position talent next year (ie WRs like K. Benjamin and Andre Davis, RB like Wilder Jr....).

Lurker

Soup

It won't be the same with you not there. Maybe something can be worked out?????

SOUP

Triple C...Talk to UM and the UMAA.

Stupid is as stupid does!

Lurker

Soup

I intend to. Not to beat a dead horse, but what is your understanding of their policy for tickets. To be honest, I'm not sure I have a grasp of it - I've seen a lot of comments but none of it makes sense to me. I will call them, I just want to be informed.

Anyway, let's not give up hope. It's about the Canes not the UMAA, imho. Thanks.

Go Canes

Sarasota 'cane

Why would anyone want to waste their hard earned money in Columbus, Ohio? Let's all meet in Palm Beach and go to the Palm Beach Canes Club party!

Go 'canes!

Lurker

Better location, no doubt. But still, it's going to feel so good walking out of the horsesh*t after a win!

I'm out

miamimike01

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | February 09, 2010 at 10:37 PM

I second!

SOUP

Why would anyone want to waste their hard earned money in Columbus, Ohio? Let's all meet in Palm Beach and go to the Palm Beach Canes Club party!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | February 09, 2010 at 10:37 PM

That's what I'm talkin' about!!!

SOUP

We can all stay at the Hampton Inn and take a taxi to the PBCC Ale House Game Watch party. Oh baby...

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Saw Manny's Q&A session today. He did a preliminary two-deep chart. I know it is early, but he had the two starting safeties as VT and Jared Campbell.

Where is Ray Ray? Get him in there!

Posted by: ChicagoCane | February 09, 2010 at 07:56 PM

>>>>


Chicago, I don't listen to anything Manny says about football predictions, from positions to scores, unless it's a gimme.

And that's being polite.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

"son, once you put your sig on the LOI, your ass better be in shape, because, on our very first practice, for making me wait two hours while you got that mess groomed on top of your empty head, I am going to run your ass so hard you'll be throwin up last year's thanksgiving meal...and then I'll make you run some more"

I'm serious. Look at the look on his face again. I remember that look from my coaches. It's the look they got right before they made you run the extra gassers that they knew were going to make you throw up.

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | February 09, 2010 at 08:15 PM

>>>>

That's a dam accurate interpretation. Funny and probably true as hell.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Nice summary Dayton. Give me DL-OL and we'll run the ACC. We'll need more than that to win it all though.

raizecane

I actually have a place to stay so if I can get tickets for OSU...problem solved.

JSQ

Am I missing something? The UMAA is just asking for a nomi al donation of $25. If you guys are already buying all these tickets you are probably guaranteed plenty of tickets from the Hurricane Club. I think you only have to donate $100 to be guaranteed two but don't quote me on that.

UM has its "issues" but I think we as a fan base are extremely spoiled by getting to go to any game we choose usually. This is an Ohio State issue, not an UM one. They are not giving us enough tickers to go around so the donation weeds a few out. You are going to be paying a premi either way -it can either go to The U or some sketchball on Stub Hub. Your choice. But nothing, and I mean NOTHING could keep me from this game and the avengance of the pass interference flag.

Big picture, guys. Do it for our boys! They need us!

Go 'Canes! It's all about this U!

miamimike01

Tough words from Bennie Blades:

UM's inability to sign more elite local players last week concerns at least one prominent alum. ``If we allow these kids to leave South Florida and go to the Gators, we will keep starting below the curve,'' College Football Hall of Famer Bennie Blades said. ``I love Randy Shannon. But if we cannot start keeping these kids at home, then we have to focus on finding someone who will.'' (UM lost out on some top local players but didn't pursue others.)

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/columnists/barry-jackson/story/1471705.html

JSQ

Ben and I will be in Columbus so we could use some people to run the game watch that weekend. But what's a game watch without my cupcakes?! No fun! Come to Columbus!

JSQ

Wow, I can't believe Bennie said that

pb(CSROH10)

Posted by: miamimike01 | February 09, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Bennie Blades is a douche bag.


He is starting to remind me of some of the old farts from the 1972 Dolphins.

The Truth

Would you rather add the $100 to the price of the ticket that UM charges or pay twice that to some schlub on the corner outside the stadium?

Seriously, get over it.

OSU doesn't want to give up any tickets. How is Miami supposed to handle that?

JSQ

Just got home from the UMAA event. Really proud of the great things happening academically on campus. Every year Shalala has been there, our degrees get more valuable. They had two Deans present and it was really impressive! Go 'Canes!

CGNC

Bennie Blades is entitled to his opinion and he is probably sick to death of seeing the Gators get all the love

JSQ

Thanks, Truth. That's the point I was trying to make and what I said to Tricia tonight. We are paying either way - I'd rather the $ go to my beloved U! It is worth it! Support our boys! Go 'Canes!

pb(CSROH10)


Aside from one senile old fart screwing things up for a while, Canes tickets are the value of a lifetime over the last 30 years.

Not even sure what the drama is about but if it's just a little extra money, aside from the $1,000 I already give, to me it's worth it to go to a game at OSU.

NigerianCane

this article was a wee bit corny!!

JSQ

Bennie is a great guy. Did my 2008 UVA game watch. Living amongst all these crocs in Palm Beach county is enough to make anyone a little crazy - or in my case, a lot.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Like I said, Bennie doesn't know wtf is going on or what he's talking about. When was the last time he recruited anyone to college?

Idiotic statement and perspective.

The Truth

I'm with you JSQ - Solar STOP rolling your EYES - I didn't see your post above.

OSU is really screwing us on this. Miami has to weed out the people looking to buy low and sell high from the people that really want to go.

Plus it add revenue that is desperately needed right now.

Esta bien sopa. Tranquilo, hermano...tranquilo...

pb(CSROH10)

So what is the drama all about?

CGNC

BTW nice blog article

NigerianCane

combine invites are out.
epps, fox, graham, sharpton, j.james were all invited.

http://www.nflcombine.net/players/official-invite-list

miamimike01

Bennie wants to see a winner, too. Not just us.

But, I thought with him and RS playing together, he might have more info than any of us.

Surprising to hear that from him.

solarcane

soup check email

JSQ

I have no idea, pb. With your donation level you should be golden. It's not a $25 donation in addition to your current donor level, it's a donation for people who don't give. Like Truth and I said, that weeds se people out.

A lot of you complain about why the 'Canes can't be like x school. Well one reason is $. If you have ever made this complaint or said they should pay coaches like Whipple whatever they want, you need to be opening up your wallets. How do you think they get $? It doesn't grow on Greentree field! If you look at other schools like Penn State you have to become a member of the Nittany Lion Club and that just gives you the privilege of getting on a wait list to buy season tickets - forget being guaranteed tickets to away games! We are so lucky!

Once again, this is the situation Ohio State put us in. UM is trying to get us as many tickets as they can. The UMAA isn't getting many and if you aren't an alum this doesn't affect you anyway - you need to go through the ticket office.

I would think Ohio State shafting us would only increase your resolve to go more! I know it did mine!

We are going to silence the Horseshoe and shock the nation!

Go 'Canes! Put your money where your mouth is and support this U!

Six

I posted on here last Thursday that Bennie Blades said the exact same thing - the day after National Signing Day ... Barry Jackson is way late with that column

I then went on to talk about how all these Canes in the NFL or who were in the NFL, that are complaining about the coach and recruiting, why don't they send some of their paycheck back to The "U" to help in some way in bringing in a big name coach or putting money back into the football program for a bigger recruiting budget

I know a few players do - obviously Edge - but the ones who are bitching and moaning, how about putting your money where your mouth is to help out and bring in someone with the help of your $$$ so you won't complain anymore

Six

I know The Playmaker isn't exactly jacked up about Randy Shannon being the head coach either

A little different to hear the real opinion of a guy off the air, than what he says ON AIR

They're all entitled to their opinion. But then help do something about it or help fix it instead of just moaning about it or rolling your eyes

UpNorthCane06

Hey jsq it seems like you know what I should do in order to get the tckets

so much is said and people say call this place and this place..... Being from and living in rhode island who do I call to get the tickets and do I have to become a doner? And how much would I have to donate......

Any info is greatly appreciated I just wanna go see the canes put a beating on these suckeyes

solarcane

JSQ you know what goes on there better than some of us.
The whole thing is
How long has this game been scheduled?
Who at Miami knew how many tickets would be available and when did they know?
Better yet why didn't they know earlier and have this ironed out?
They had to know OSU can fill every seat at the stadium without a Cane in the building.

And really what difference does what Bennie Blades have to say effect the 2010 Hurricanes.
He has a right to be concerned.
You have the right to ignore him if you want to.


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Bennie wants to see a winner, too. Not just us.

But, I thought with him and RS playing together, he might have more info than any of us.

Surprising to hear that from him.

Posted by: miamimike01 | February 09, 2010 at 11:30 PM

>>>

It's one thing to want to see a winner. It's another to actually BUILD it.

Bennie doesn't no jack about building one. Like someone else said, he's starting to sound like the '72 Dolphins who are still in the 1972, except he's in 1986/87.

To say nothing of the suggestion that Shannon isn't getting the recruits and we should find someone who can.

Just idiotic.

hrg

Truth, do you know if Gavin Hardin will be ok for spring ball? Feels like he's been injured forever.

JSQ

Rhode Island, I posted info on who to call this morning on the last blog I believe. I would get it for you myself but I am on my iPhone. Just call Shaun Werner at the ticket office and he can let you know what you need to do.

Solar, they still don't know how many tickets they are getting. I'm unclar in if if was less than originally thought but it seems the UMAA is trying to figure out what to do with less than the usual allottment.

Again, if you are not an alum, this changes nothing for you. UMAA tickets are only available for alumni who donate a minimum of $25. Non alni need to go through the ticket office/Hurricane Club.

I almost wish I hadn't asked her. I was just trying to provide info for you guys. All this over $25?!

JSQ

Sorry for all the typos tonight my fingernails are not iPhone compatible!

Six

What exactly does it mean to "start keeping these kids at home"

Miami - 17 Florida kids
FIU - 16 Florida kids
UiF - 16 Florida kids
FSU - 12 Florida kids
FIU - 16 Florida kids
FAU - 10 Florida kids
FAMU - 0 Florida kids
Bethune Cookman - 0 Florida kids

Or is Bennie talking about keeping kids from Lake Okeechobee on down? Is Miami supposed to hold kids & their parents hostage from leaving the state? Is Miami supposed to let in kids that have GPAs below 2.3 or an SAT of 700? Go take it up with Shalala or Hocutt or the Admissions people then, after that, take it up with all the professors to make sure the kids pass their classes at all cost to keep them eligible to be on the field ... even pulling a Nole Computer Scandal to allow them all to pass an online course if you have to

I respect Bennie and what he did as a player, helping be instrumental in the success and glory of the program back in the day. It's not back in the day anymore - it's different now, like it or not.

Is having a different coach than Randy Shanon going to improve these kids scores or GPAs to get in? Or completely change the minds of the parents of the kids, or the kids who grew up die-hard fans of other schools that they now have a chance to go play for?


solarcane

JSQ LOL

Don't shoot the messenger??

miamimike01

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | February 09, 2010 at 11:44 PM

I agree, somewhat. (about his comment)

But, given the fact UM doesn't pay coaches top dollar, who's gonna come in here and recruit S. FL better?

UM knows all these recruits better than anyone else. RS's ties and relationships can't be duplicated.

UM recruits a certain player. Height, speed, overall athletic ability, team need, character. Some of these "top" S. FL. athletes don't meet the criteria. Gotta meet the NCAA grade requirements, at least.

Also, take into account what parents are looking for "guarantees". RS doesn't play that game.

We probably don't really know a tenth of what RS is having to do to build the program. We don't know what kinds of BS he goes through and perceptions he fights on a daily basis.

He's got one helluva tough job.

JSQ

Seriously, Solar!

I was just trying to provide accurate info. U know $ is scarce these days but with how much we all love The U, I would think it is a small price to pay to be able to see in person the game we've been looking foward to for so long! It is going to a good cause!

Just imagine walking out of the Horseshoe chanting "It's Great - To Be - A Miami Hurricane!" with your 'Canes brethren. I wouldn't miss it for the world! And it WILL happen.

We're coming for you, Sweatervest!

GO 'CANES!

The Truth


Sorry for all the typos tonight my fingernails are not iPhone compatible!

Posted by: JSQ | February 09, 2010 at 11:57 PM

Are they pink?

JSQ

Meant to say I know above not u know. Stupid Iphone!

JSQ

Yes pink but perhaps they should be orange and green. I have friends that do that on game day!

The Truth

Pink fingernails are hot.

Just so you know...

darCANEgel

lemme understand this...
Ya'll arent going to Columbus b/c you'll have sheety seats?

1) if ya'll think the - as you call it - UMAA --- gives crappy seats and gives a crap -- Well, what's new?
They sux -- get on w/ life...take the tix

2) you think any away team gets good seats at a place like the horseshoe or any of these kinda stadiums?

Delusional...

3) If you have the quan then goto stubhub...
pay 1 large...per seat - and sit on the 40...and shut the fudge up...
wear your gear but be cool fans...

4) Go anyway...anyhow and be a part of a great football experience...no matter what

Columbus will be fun --
we'll be there...

Big away games I've been to (that I can think of after a looong day:

- PennState - W (Warren Sapp twirrlin his shirt at the end for the FANS...)
- ND - L (yeah, but Chi-town was alot o' fun)
- UW (aka Udub -- kenny's christening) -- L
- VaTech - W, L, W (tighty white unis --- F Sandman!)
- Fiesta -- not so much -- x2! (FYI - never -- dont say never?? - I say we're NEVER going to Fiesta bowl again)
- Rose -- oh yeah -- once is GOLDEN
- Clemson - 4 OT -- w (loudest game ever?)
- NCSTATE -- w -- (NC state fair anyone?)
- BC -- coooold win -- so good so good
- Tally -- jeez -- w, l, l, w? -- not sure the order... great fans...great wins
- Cainesville -- w! once -- hahaha -- all I can say is the ghetto...the ghetto??!!
- Sugar...w, - big LOSS...man oh man
- Peach -- aka chikfilet -- aka big fight and loss to LSU --- Corker firing EVERYONE - b-l-u-c-k!

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Point is...away games rock -- win or lose -
GO!

take the sheety seats...
and cheer on the CANES....

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Real point?
-- when are you ever gonna get a chance to be there at the horsesheet -- I mean horseshoe -- and care about the game -- ever again??

See y'all there ---

Support oUr team
Canes, baaby!

Daytoncane

Give me DL-OL and we'll run the ACC. We'll need more than that to win it all though.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | February 09, 2010 at 10:59 PM

you know the ACC shouldn't even be able to hang with us. that's how sad UM football has been ever since the Coker era.

whenever some team in our league plays a tough out of conference game they get embarrassed on national tv. if UM gets back to being "UM" again, the ACC shouldn't be a hurdle for us at all.

it's not all about having the right players anymore. it's about smart and fundamentally sound football. that's what some Cane fans don't get; the fact that the game has changed since the 80's.

we can't just out run, out jump, and out talent everybody anymore. the game is cerebral now. there's less room for error now because of the parity in the game.

it's not about just having the right players. we have to adapt or we'll be left behind.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

What exactly does it mean to "start keeping these kids at home"

Miami - 17 Florida kids
FIU - 16 Florida kids
UiF - 16 Florida kids
FSU - 12 Florida kids
FIU - 16 Florida kids
FAU - 10 Florida kids
FAMU - 0 Florida kids
Bethune Cookman - 0 Florida kids

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Solar with the facts. Like I said, Bennie doesn't know wtf he's talking about, on any level of it.

His trailblazing is one of the reasons why kids are being recruited by all these OOS schools.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

But, given the fact UM doesn't pay coaches top dollar, who's gonna come in here and recruit S. FL better?

UM knows all these recruits better than anyone else. RS's ties and relationships can't be duplicated.

UM recruits a certain player. Height, speed, overall athletic ability, team need, character. Some of these "top" S. FL. athletes don't meet the criteria. Gotta meet the NCAA grade requirements, at least.

Also, take into account what parents are looking for "guarantees". RS doesn't play that game.

We probably don't really know a tenth of what RS is having to do to build the program. We don't know what kinds of BS he goes through and perceptions he fights on a daily basis.

He's got one helluva tough job.

Posted by: miamimike01 | February 10, 2010 at 12:07 AM

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All the more reason why I say his statements and perspective are idiotic.

Texascane

The number of seats that the visiting team gets is negotiated when the contracts are signed.

Usually, the teams try and max out the number of away seats so they can get an equally large number when they go to the other place to play.

OSU is not worried about their fans not getting a ticket when they come to Miami...we can't sell it out.

They could give us no seats this year and their fans could still walk up and buy them at the gate when they come down here.

The good thing is that we don't have a lot of players from the Midwest and some of you could "adopt" a player for a Saturday...wink, wink.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

it's not all about having the right players anymore. it's about smart and fundamentally sound football. that's what some Cane fans don't get; the fact that the game has changed since the 80's.

we can't just out run, out jump, and out talent everybody anymore. the game is cerebral now. there's less room for error now because of the parity in the game.

it's not about just having the right players. we have to adapt or we'll be left behind.

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Very true and I think that's actually one way our higher admissions standards is actually a benefit because the kids who are smart enough and determined enough in the classroom will be the same on the field, practice, film-room and Saturdays.

Shannon knows this though because he wasn't the most gifted athlete but he made up the difference with his brain, strategy and tactics.

Sarasota 'cane

Bennie Blades is flat out wrong about the direction that the program is headed, and it is a common misconception among many players from his era.

They (The "80's" players) all seem to be in the midst of their mid-life crisis', with no first hand knowledge of how to build a winner in 2010!

I'm sorry but when those guys open their mouths lately it's about how things "used to be", and the unsustainable legacy that they left us. It was fun while it lasted, but...

Beside that, The U has already turned the corner since those days and they have proven that they can win with a more "traditional" team (2000-2002).

UM did not target a lot of skill positions this year because they did not need a lot of skill positions. UM's most desperate needs were on the O-line, TE, and linebacker, and they picked up some great talent at all of those positions.

Most of the kids that went elsewhere were not considering UM, or they did not qualify. Why on earth would a local kid choose West Virginia, Louisville, USF, Etc. over UM? 9 out of 10 times it's going to be grades!

UM is poised to clean up next season on South Florida skill positions because there will be opportunities to play next year that are not available this year. Playingtime is what drives a kids decision today. If you have it (playingtime), they will come!

UM has A LOT of very positive things happening next year. KEY starters who were out with injuries will be returning, kids who did not qualify last year will qualify this year, and the team will have more cohesion next season than at any other time since Shannon took the job.

Go canes!

NigerianCane

why are there 11 teams in the big '10'?

Esteban

early signing day view i agree with...


• Last week we discussed the prospect of an early signing period for college football, and recently, Rich Rodriguez gave his thoughts on the subject, Dave Birkett reports:

Rodriguez said he favors an early signing day, one that coincides with the junior-college signing period in mid-December, to eliminate some of the last-minute poaching that goes on.

"But I think if there's a coaching change after that, I think the NCAA should allow (recruits) a waiver to get out of that" letter of intent, Rodriguez said. "Even if they enroll. Usually, coaching changes occur before mid-December, but say something happens like the situation at Tennessee (where Lane Kiffin left for USC in January). I do think there is merit to if the coach does leave then maybe that waiver process should kick in and maybe the kids have the opportunity to leave without being penalized. I can understand that for sure."

Esteban

and this caught my eye since Dorsey coaching for us has been brought up and Kingsbury hasn't been coaching too long...


• Former Texas Tech QB Kliff Kingsbury's becoming the new co-offensive coordinator at Houston was just one of several moves on Kevin Sumlin's staff:

Sumlin also promoted Jason Phillips to Offensive Coordinator and will continue to coach the Cougar outside wide receivers; special Teams Coordinator Tony Levine to Assistant Head Coach, and Levine will continue to coach Houston inside receivers and tight ends. Running Backs Coach Clarence McKinney picked up additional duties, adding Recruiting Coordinator to his Houston duties.

Cat 5 Cane

First!

Just caught up since yesterday... computer glitch.

Soupster... Laughing at your comment, but I said, what had to be said... You're the Man! but as a suggestion, I would stay away from Captain Morgan for awhile, that shiit will make a grown man cry! lol

New Canes Law... Consumption of more then 2 bottles of Captain Morgan, in a 24 hour period is totally not acceptable. Violators will be kept in the closet until effects wear off!... lol... Awe Man! I just wanted to hug the guy! HEHEHEHE
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On another note... Blades should keep his yap shut. He should know better but probably due to related family member not being picked by the staff or something...
JMO
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Canes Canes Canes!

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