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March 10, 2010

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SuperCooper

Not getting Knight=just another strike on Haith. Faith in Haith? Not so much.

SuperCooper

Knight eliminated Miami. So that is where my comment is coming from.

SuperCooper

UMike, he's not tall. He had a good amount of tackles for a safety. And he picked off a lot of passes.

There u go.

Posted by: Esteban | March 10, 2010 at 04:57 PM

He's about the same height as Brandon Harris.

SOUP

The University of Miami men's basketball team will face Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Thurs., March 11, at 2 p.m. in the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum.


Game 31: #12 Miami (18-12, 4-12 ACC) vs. #5 Wake Forest (19-9, 9-7 ACC)

Date: Thurs., Mar. 11, 2010 | Time: 2 p.m. (EST) | Site: Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum

TV: Raycom; Sun Sports in South Florida | Radio: 560 WQAM

Websites: Miami (www.hurricanesports.com) | Wake Forest (www.wakeforestsports.com)


Projected Miami Starters

No. Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl) Pts Reb Ast

01 Durand Scott (G, 6-3, 195, Fr.) 9.8 3.9 3.5

23 James Dews (G, 6-4, 213, Sr.) 11.7 2.8 1.6

31 DeQuan Jones (G/F, 6-6, 219, So.) 5.0 2.0 0.5^

30 Adrian Thomas (F, 6-7, 229, Sr.) 7.6 2.5 1.6

45 Julian Gamble (F, 6-9, 255, So.) 3.4 2.5 0.7^

Projected Wake Forest Starters

No. Name (Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl) Pts Reb Ast

01 Al-Farouq Aminu (F, 6-9, 215, So.) 15.9 10.8 1.5^

10 Ishmael Smith (G, 6-0, 175, Sr.) 13.3 4.7 6.0

13 Chas McFarland (C, 7-0, 245, Sr.) 7.4 7.3 1.2^

42 L.D. Williams (G, 6-4, 210, Sr.) 9.1 5.5 1.5*

44 David Weaver (C, 6-11, 250, Sr.) 2.6 2.1 0.6^


The game between Miami and Wake Forest is the second of the tournament and will tip approximately 20 minutes following the conclusion of game one - somewhere between 2 and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The winner of the Miami-Wake Forest game advances to the ACC quarterfinals to face fourth-seeded Virginia Tech (23-7, 10-6) on Friday around 2 p.m. The Hokies, along with the other top-four seeded teams, receive a first-round bye.

The Hurricanes have advanced past the opening round of the ACC Tournament in three of the last four seasons.

Six

Sebastian - I thought Jason Pierre Paul sounded busy, distracted during the interview

That's why I tried to lighten things up with the questions I asked ... esp. asking him if he thought Terrence Cody looked like the Kool-Aid man with nipples

You heard him laughing when I said that

Thought it was interesting as well that when I asked if he'd rather play for San Francisco or Cleveland, even if the space between their picks was wider and would cost him a lot of money - that he'd rather play for San Fran.

nemo2002

Collins is not going to play against Wake. It's going to be ugly.

SOUP

I heard from a reliable source that former UM TE Greg Olsen wants OUT of Chicago.

Guess where he may want to go?

Six

Not Tampa, b/c even if K2 wasn't here, they wouldn't be smart enough to sign him or trade for him

SOUP

Six....keep guessing! Two teams both in the AFC East?

Six

Obviously the Fins

But, if he were with the Pats - that'd be sick. Brady, Moss, Welker, Olsen

Canechic would cave in and show her true hidden love for the Pats b/c they'd have 3 Canes on the squad and her favorite QB of all-time in Brady

Cat 5 Cane

While Looking ahead at the stars, don't trip on NC...

Got news for those who think NC is a easy mark this year... Butch has most everyone returning.

check this... 19 returning starters!!!... That's right, 19 Starters
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The Tar Heels return 10 starters on offense and nine on defense from a team that went 8-4 before losing by two to a very good Pittsburgh team in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. We've been hearing that the Tar Heels are on the verge of competing for an ACC title since Mack Brown coached in Chapel Hill, but this may really be the year. In an offseason when a ton of key contributors could have gone pro early, everyone came back. Stud defensive tackle Marvin Austin, All-ACC linebacker Quan Sturdivant and the secondary tandem of Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams all chose to return, as did receiver Greg Little, who caught 62 passes for 724 yards and five touchdowns as a junior. With so much settled, the Tar Heels can stress fundamentals and work on a few key positions this spring. For example, will junior defensive end Quinton Coples take advantage of his Mario Williams-esque physique and terrorize ACC passers? Meanwhile, early enrollees James Hurst and T.J. Leifheit will compete to replace Kyle Jolly at left tackle, but the youngsters may just be keeping the position warm for sophomore Carl Gaskins, who should return from an ACL injury in time for preseason camp.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/03/10/acc-spring/#ixzz0hpQleaSS

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Might prove to be our toughest game!

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

San Fran would be a good spot for him as long as he can hang with Mikes in your face style. Mike has that D ready to take that next step. But if it came down to it they would go for CJ

I had to laugh with the Kool Aid comment

Right now nobody wants to come to Tampa its like a death sentence signing here. The Bucs big signing has been the 5th string WR from the Eagles

By the way, the ballbark by RayJay would never work. The Yankee money would never let that happen. The 813 is a Yankee town and thats 1 of the reasons an 813 stadium will be a tough sell

Caneslegend

Looking forward to spring practice at the end of the month. Spring practice and fall practice. Lets see. hmmm. Let the best man win. Whoever can bring it the hardest and turn this ship into a winner that is who I want to win. This year is our year or well I will talk about that if it happens. Schedule is brutal but great teams win great schedules. Those 80's teams played some of the hardest schedules imaginable so lets take on all challangers. Hey 86 I heard there was little rift going on around here. Quite frankly this a football site and you do a great job with the resources you have. Not taking sides but I support the site 100%.
GO CANES

SOUP

Six...U hit it:

1. Dolphins (hates the cold weather)

2. Patriots (would sacrifice if needed)

SOUP

Legend...U show up, U get a Canespace T-shirt!

Six

Sebastian - you know what the scary thing is ... Reggie Brown could easily be the #1 guy in Tampa b/c Clayton has shown he's not worth the #1 pick, Stovall isn't anything and Stroughter is a #2 even though he has a #1 heart/desire

If they want Freeman to succeed, they need to give him some weapons. They say they want to build through the draft with youth, well, that's nice and all but it's also nice to have a legit seasoned #1 WR to help your QB who should just now be getting drafted this year instead of coming out early last year and be thrown into the fire

So, the Bucs are going to draft WRs this year and throw them out there for Freeman? Bad bad idea. When Anquan Boldin was out there, I was PRAYING the Bucs would pick him up for a 3rd round pick - although I knew the chance of that happening was zilch


Ya, I don't like the idea of a new Rays yard next to the RayJay at all. I also don't like it being on Gandy/Westshore too much, b/c simply that traffic would make everyone at least 5 innings late to the game. It needs to be somewhere that some big roads can cross or lead to it

When there's a concert in town at the Ice Palace, you can tell by the traffic heading into Tampa b/c it makes it worse than it normally is by a lot. Imagine the traffic heading to a baseball game in downtown Tampa for a 7:05 first pitch. Kennedy, 275, Bayshore would be jam packed - and it's bad enough at 4pm in the afternoon

DZ8

The sideline cool zone fans made a larger contribution to this program than Symonette.
from Canez1


Canez1 I always enjoy your insights but that is just WRONG... the kid is 6'9" he provided A LOT of shade at that height.

Cat 5 Cane

This year, If we can get by FSU and NC (My dark horse pick), I think we can run the table or even lose one or two and still take the ACC.

Clemson, VT and GT have lost too many key players to stay on top, while FSU hasn't a proven defense... But the team that keeps on coming back, for me, is NC... Gotta beat those guys this year!

Canez1

DZ LMFAO!!!

You read my mind! I was going to add the dude provided mad shade for half the team as well but I had to run out to a meeting.

Stupit work!!

LMFAO!!!!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

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

Houston is looking at Olsen

Thats why I would somehow figure a way to bring CJ here. At least he can get the ball in different ways which will help their career back-up QB out.

When K2 is option1,2 and 3 that should be telling them something. Let the `Lac go and use Ward more

Seems like the fairgrounds is the best place for the new park to go and the Hard Rock would love the extra business. That would give the Rays at least 5,000 more fans a night at the very least

Cat 5 Cane

Did someone say, SHADE...
Man,everyone looks black to me...!

LOL

Cat 5 Cane

I'm out... time for a frosty

Six

I never liked the 2005 Carnell Williams pick - ever. That pick killed me in the draft as bad as the Michael Clayton instead of Steven Jackson debacle of a pick in 2004

Hi, my name is Shawne Merriman and I'm available to be picked. Hi, my name is Demarcus Ware and I'm available to be picked. Hi, my name is Jamaal Brown and I'm available to be picked

Na, we'll go with Carnell Williams who was snake bitten in college and also has been proven to be snake bitten in the pros


The Cowboys cleaned up in that 2005 draft.
Demarcus Ware & Marcus Spears 1st Round. Marion Barber III in the 4th Round. Jay Ratliff in the 7th Round

raizecane

Six - how many playoffs games have the cowboys won since then? 1 I beleive and it pains me because I am a Cowboy fan.

Esteban

What to look for in a scrimmage? I had to laugh. Just enjoy it.

And no one is trading for a TE when the draft is the best for TEs maybe ever. A ton of athletic pass catching TEs with size.

Daytoncane

im not into recruiting, but were you guys really expecting a top basketball recruit to sign with us?

that's like saying the number 1 recruit in the country is "considering" a school like Northern Iowa or Butler. he ain't going there, no matter what he says.

you guys really thought he would choose Haith over Calipari or Bill Self? then there's Tom Izzo, Bruce Pearl, and Roy Williams to go through. get real.

football ain't basketball.

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

At least year in and year out the Cowboys go out and give their team every chance to win

The Bucs do nothing but draft badly and sign bad free agents. Its doom and gloom 7 months before the season starts when the ownership tells the fans they arent going to go after free agents.

They had a shot at All Day and never took him because they were trying to convince us that the `Lac was the future of this team and league.

Last year they draft Freeman. Another bust in the making

You sure the hell cant build through the draft when you cant break down films or evaluate talent

solarcane

Tommy Streeter Long TD catch today.

Who was the guy on here that said Streeter doesn't have to run precise crisp deep routes,

He gets open because he knows how to get open...


oh yea, that's right

Six

raizecane - I hear ya on the playoffs, was it primarily b/c of Ware, Spears, MB3 and Ratliff though? Parcells knew exactly the type of players those guys were and it has shown

I'm not a big Wade Phillips fan at all

I mean, look at the QB situation for how long until Parcells got Romo in there when Bledsoe went down. Cowboys had Testaverde as their starter, Quincy Carter, Bledsoe, Chad Hutchinson, Drew Henson, etc. - and look who they were throwing to. Keyshawn, Terry Glenn, Joey Galloway, etc. They didn't really turn around until they got TOwens and Romo throwing him the ball ....

The Dave Campo years were ugly as well

That streak from 1996 until this past year of finally winning a playoff game was unreal for a franchise like Dallas .... but it seemed as if Ware, Spears, Ratliff and MB3 weren't the problem

Fighting Ibis

Latwan Anderson, Jeremy Davis, Davonta Davis, Keion Payne & Kacy Rogers in one class? Yeah Randy can't recruit. In a year where DB was top priority Randy comes out with an A+ for DB's.

Our Canes are going to be very good soon.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cat 5, Butch's squad is going to be more or less the same and they weren't wowing anyone last year at any position except maybe a game or two at DL.

He has the exact same record as Shannon and Shannon's rebuilding from less than zero.

From this year forward though, I think the talent and development begin to take their toll and we start running laps around Butch's crafty squads.

A beatdown this year will set the tone for all years to come because team's will feel defeated before they step on the field.

That's True U and you know that's what Shannon expects and is telling these kids.

But as Shannon said when he first took the job, "There are no little things." That's what Lamar Miller was talking about when he said the Bama players told them, "Man, you guys are GOOD." haha

ChicagoCane

Soup - Yes, that is true about Olsen. He wants out. He does not fit Mike Martz' system. He essentially likes an extra tackle at the tight end position.

Problem is - everyone knows Olsen can't block worth a crap so teams are offering DA Bears only late round picks.

I like G-Reg Third Leg but he needs to commit to blocking.

Fighting Ibis

Lamar Thomas?

But as Shannon said when he first took the job, "There are no little things." That's what Lamar Miller was talking about when he said the Bama players told them, "Man, you guys are GOOD." haha

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | March 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Six

Ya seriously, try being a Bucs fan with the f'ery happening on draft day with Gruden & Company

Gaines Adams, 1st Round
Dexter Jackson, 2nd Round
Sabby Piscitelli, 2nd Round
Maurice Stovall, 3rd Round
Alex Smith, 3rd Round
Chris Colmer, 3rd Round
Michael Clayton, 1st Round

You know how badly those picks could've helped the Bucs if they weren't used on those guys?


Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Lamar Thomas?

But as Shannon said when he first took the job, "There are no little things." That's what Lamar Miller was talking about when he said the Bama players told them, "Man, you guys are GOOD." haha

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | March 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM

Posted by: Fighting Ibis | March 10, 2010 at 10:21 PM

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Ibis, lol, I was just about to correct that. LOL. Thanks. I'm mixing up my Canes. haha

CaneRock

Six, you ain't lyin', the Bucs have basically drafted their way into the basement. I think it's player development to, because some of those guys on that list you posted were pretty good as rookies, and they just stalled after that...

solarcane

Capt,
maybe you were just talking about the 2011 NC game between us an Alabama

usagainstheworld

Tommy Streeter Long TD catch today.

Who was the guy on here that said Streeter doesn't have to run precise crisp deep routes,

He gets open because he knows how to get open...


oh yea, that's right

Posted by: solarcane | March 10, 2010 at 10:03 PM

solar-- i don't think i'm that guy but i did say something about streeter's route running. because he runs the deep routes, and has done so since high school he hasn't had to really worry about running precise routes. he basically would either out run or out jump his opponent. in order for him to be a complete receiver he'll have to work on his routes though--- STREETER, STREETER, STREETER!

(i'll take the long td's all day!)

usagainstheworld

(from the previous blog)
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sports/umweblog/~3/6WLyi4jU9Xg/will-contract-extension-be-finalized-by-spring.html

ss

Posted by: DATcane | March 10, 2010 at 07:36 AM


and who said that randy's contract is a done deal? i'm telling you this ain't right. i'm o keep it clean for now-- but this ain't right-- and ya'll know it.

solarcane

Street on Whipple's passes

He delivers a nice ball," Streeter said. "A lot of times when it's coming it reminds me of the movie Little Giants, it's like a toilet paper roll just coming at you with a pretty spin on it.


LMAO!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Interesting little nugget...

* Former Cane WR Jermaine McKenzie was on the practice field today - he's on spring break from Memphis and spent time laughing it up with his former teammates.

solarcane

usagainst,
I'm with you!
I was being sarcastic because I caught flack from someone on here saying Streeter doesn't play because his routes aren't precise.
Streeter will play plenty!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Capt,
maybe you were just talking about the 2011 NC game between us an Alabama

Posted by: solarcane | March 10, 2010 at 10:31 PM

>>>>>

EXACTAMUNDO!! My clairvoyance gets the better of me sometimes. haha

solarcane

canez1,
thanks for the canes update
always appreciated!

JCane

Streeter should see his PT increased this season, imo, as long as he stays healthy. WRs with his size and agility are hard to come by and harder to cover.

Hopefully LA will turn out to be coachable. Looks more like the cb position should be getting more depth these days in the reloading process.

Faith in Haith? Name sounds familiar...hmmmm. Didn't we drop basketball decades ago? :(

Drtycane

where is CS sitting tomorrow night?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

and who said that randy's contract is a done deal? i'm telling you this ain't right. i'm o keep it clean for now-- but this ain't right-- and ya'll know it.

Posted by: usagainstheworld | March 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM

>>>

I'm not sure why it's not right. Because it's taking longer than expected? A CFB HC new contract??

The agent wants the most because he gets paid more. Shannon wants something that's reflective of the job he's done thus far. Hocutt probably wants a little less than both of those numbers.

Agents are usually the problem in situations like these. Ever heard of a HOLD-OUT???

Daytoncane

Haith does have a tourney win, and lost to Texas by three points.

and Texas was good enough to make it to the Elite Eight that year.

pb(CSROH10)


Why the hating on Haith? A couple of good years from Leonard Hamilton aside, this team has sucked since being brought back.

He recruits well and had a young team with talent that competed hard and lost 4-5 very close games.

Daytoncane

by the same token, the football team hasn't won a bowl game since 2006.

Haith has some work to do with these young cats, but let's not act like the football team has been head over heels better in the same time frame.

Six

Swasey's fault

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Haith has regressed in damn near every way at the same time that Shannon has progressed in every way.

And Haith is only working with ten kids. Puhleeze.

It would be different if they played lights out defense but couldn't score enough. It'd be different if they scored a ton but couldn't stop anyone.

Haith's teams have never done either. They have a little talent, enough to beat little schools but rarely enough talent, determination or tactics to do more.

So that means he's an average recruiter, average developer and average tactician.

Good thing he's a basketball coach at the U.

In basketball the HC is totally hands-on every second of practice and game. Haith's been here long enough to show whether he has IT or not. To me he's consistently shown he DOES NOT.

Mc-Clutch bailed his azz out BIG TIME.

NEXT.

Daytoncane

Six

i know you hate USF, but don't you wish Dominique Jones played for us?

that dude might turn out to be as good as Wade in the NBA. similiar build and clutch as hell.

dude was going for 30 against the best teams in the Big East.

Six

Ya, it would be nice to see Dominique at Miami. He's basically THE team at USF. It's funny to watch him on the court, he gets frustrated when others can't keep up with him ... too bad for USF that they're in arguably the best conference in basketball - then again, it makes them stronger as well in that aspect by facing Big East competition

He had a nasty dunk the other day against UConn, where he stopped, then just went baseline and threw it down

He scored 20 or more points in the last 5 games of the season

He dropped 26 on Notre Dame, 30 on Syracuse, 28 on West Virginia - all in a row

He dropped 46 on Providence, 28 on Seton Hall, 37 on Pitt and 29 on Georgetown - all in a row

The kid can play some hoop

Daytoncane

Jacory kinda bailed us out too a lot last season.

just sayin.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

LOL. That's a funny one Dayton. I guess Pipho evened out Jacory's bailing. lol

Daytoncane

what's crazy is the Jones might not even be the best player in the Big East.

Jamine Peterson went off against Seton Hall. he lit up Georgetown too, who's pretty good defensively.

i wonder is anybody gonna come on here and try to convince me that the Big East is just "top heavy"?

come on, you know you want to.

Manny Navarro

What's up guys? Just posted a new blog with details from my lunch with Randy Shannon three weeks ago. Been saving it. Check it out and let me know what you think.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2010/03/a-good-day-for-um-recruiting.html#comments

Daytoncane

i guess you're right Cav.

we could've won those games without him.

solarcane

hi Manny good read and fair assessment of what Randy and the high school coaches relationship is like.

I think you meant to use the word prey instead of pray in that sentence

solarcane

i'm down
catch you guys in the AM with the morning crew

RBLCane

Nice article Manny, but I would've liked you mentioning some of the top recruiting targets Miami DID land, like Ray Ray, Storm, Clements, McGee, Miller, Linder, Reid, Vernon and/or Dye. I think a mere 1-2 sentences would've made your article sound less slanted and more balanced (at least the beginning of the article).

I really appreciate your insights on your lunch with the boss, though.

GO CANES!!!

Canzitis

Jacory also hurt us a lot too...if he can cut his interceptions in half this season we'll be just fine.
.time for him to take the next step right along with the rest of the team

canechic

Canechic would cave in and show her true hidden love for the Pats b/c they'd have 3 Canes on the squad and her favorite QB of all-time in Brady

Posted by: Six | March 10, 2010 at 09:03 PM

No Way My Uncle Dick would roll over in his grave. I was born and raised a Patriot hater.

canechic

Why the hating on Haith? A couple of good years from Leonard Hamilton aside, this team has sucked since being brought back.

He recruits well and had a young team with talent that competed hard and lost 4-5 very close games.

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | March 11, 2010 at 12:01 AM

I have been saying this for a long time....everyone is pretty blind to this fact. In fact they are in denial in believing that any of the middle of the road teams in the ACC, with or without a good coach, will always be middle of the road. Just the facts!

canechic

I found a new Cane connection and I found out some juicy gossip but I will keep it to myself. Also found out some very influential tampa/sarasota leader's daughter turned down Timmy boy and solar I have found out he is not so much the nice boy you think.

usagainstheworld

and who said that randy's contract is a done deal? i'm telling you this ain't right. i'm o keep it clean for now-- but this ain't right-- and ya'll know it.

Posted by: usagainstheworld | March 10, 2010 at 10:37 PM

>>>

I'm not sure why it's not right. Because it's taking longer than expected? A CFB HC new contract??

The agent wants the most because he gets paid more. Shannon wants something that's reflective of the job he's done thus far. Hocutt probably wants a little less than both of those numbers.

Agents are usually the problem in situations like these. Ever heard of a HOLD-OUT???

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | March 10, 2010 at 11:33 PM

opti-- that's my point. shannon has brought this team from nowhere. sure we have a ways to go (like winning the coastal and the acc!)-- but this team is competing, and for sure on the upswing. kids are staying out of trouble and they are graduating. improvement in wins every year, we have depth, 2nd year coordinators in place--WHAT?! whatever shannon is asking for (and i'm sure its within reason) he should get it. considering the very demanding environment he's working in (relatively smaller budget when compared too other schools, higher academic standards, and the whole character thing that keeps us from recruiting the pure gangsta's that are finding their way to places like michigan, fla, and fsu), randy has done as much as anyone could be expected to do in these circumstances.

add this that he ain't going nowhere(which in this situation might be working against him), and we got a winner in shannon. he's been a good soldier, he's done everything that lay-lay has asked. What!?

and now that this thing (the contract) isn't done the rest of the college football world has ammunition to use the contract thing against us. what's amazing is that even in the face of this-- we've still been able to recruit reasonably well. time's running out on this though. hocutt and the administration gotta get off the dime. GET 'ER DONE!

Cat 5 Cane

Morning ... Space!!!

Coffee and a donut, please. Second thought, make that an Apple Fritter... God, I love those things!
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Waz-uppppp!
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UM SCRIMMAGE

The University of Miami football team will have its first open intrasquad scrimmage at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and players will take part in an autograph session from 6-6:45. The event is free. Lockhart Stadium is at 5201 NW 12th Avenue, just west of Powerline Road off Commercial Boulevard.
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MIAMI HURRICANES
Five-star safety, track star commits to Miami Hurricanes
Latwan Anderson, a football and track star, has committed to the Miami Hurricanes and will start on a track scholarship.

BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
sdegnan@MiamiHerald.com
The University of Miami has its first five-star football player for 2010 -- by way of track.

Defensive back and track star Latwan Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio's Glenville High said he will sign a Letter of Intent by Thursday to run track at UM, and will also play football. Once he plays in a game, his full scholarship will convert to football.

Anderson attends Ginn Academy -- founded and directed by Ted Ginn Sr., father of Miami Dolphins receiver Ted Ginn Jr. -- for academics, but plays sports for Glenville. Ginn Sr. is Glenville's football coach.

Anderson had previously committed to play for West Virginia on national television during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but had second thoughts and visited the UM track program last week.


`Miami is a place where I can get what I need to become a better adult and where I can get what I need as far as athletics and academics,'' Anderson told The Miami Herald by phone Wednesday. ``Track always helps my football. I always seem to be the fastest and most conditioned person on the field.''

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/10/1522537/five-star-safety-track-star-commits.html

SOUP

Swasey's fault

Posted by: Six | March 11, 2010 at 12:18 AM

Now we are getting somewhere! LOL

Cat 5 Cane

Chic... U can't come here and start shiit like that and just walk away!!!

Come on girl, whatcha got?

SOUP

Cat5...nice work lately. I'm off to New Port Richey. No scrimmage for me. Anybody going please take photos and write it up for the blog. Email it to me at:

canespace86@aol.com

Canes basketball at 2 PM on Raycom.

Old Skool

Funny stuff from the Onion
There's BS going on somewhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U4Ha9HQvMo

Six you'll appreciate this.

Old Skool

Sounds like Timmy couldn't score without Urban there to hold his hand.

Or else the private parts that Timmy is used to handling don't belong to women.

CanesAddiction

I'm not as excited about Anderson as some of my Canes bretheren. We have a recent history of getting 5* players (from out of state) that don't pan out. We haven't had a 5* player from OOS work out since Reggie Youngblood, and many feel that he was somewhat of a disappointment too.

I'm not proclaiming Anderson a bust or anything. Don't get me wrong.

I'm just pointing out that he fits the mold of our recent 5* busts.

Proceed with caution! He's an OOS kid that we didn't really recruit. I wonder what the coaches really know about him and his ability. All we know is that the websites have him highly rated, which doesn't mean squat.

I take his signing with a grain of salt and caution the rest to not immed place high expectations on this kid.

Ungar

CanesAddiction, I understand the concern, but I will say this:

When we pick up an OOS five star, I feel more confident than I do for some of these OOS 2 and 3 star players.

He is an improvement over what we currently have there, so even if he turns in a workmanlike career at the U, I will be happier than if he did that for OSU or WVU.

Ungar

Cat5Cane, based on your icon, I thought you would be more interested in Camel Toes for your breakfast.

http://randysblog.com/images/1/0/6/9/0/117373-109601/camel%20001a4_2.jpg

Yes, there is a pastry called the Camel Toe.

And the website is randy's blog, but not our Randy.

Esteban

no guarantee Anderson will be an improvement over what we got. but he does look like he can play. different ball game in college though.

and leonard hamilton took over the program when it was nothing. he left with the team going to the NIT a couple years and then three years in a row in the big dance. perry clark couldn't do it and he had good players to start with. Haith couldn't do it and he had some good players (not as much as clark started with). and then add to the fact that FSU will be in the big dance this year while we watch it. and they were in it last year. the dude is a good coach. but he's been around. that's one of the reasons i still give Haith a little less heat than others. This is his first head coaching job. And from day one you could tell he was trying to transform the roster into what he wants it to look like. clark left it guard heavy. Haith wants size all over. Durand Scott might turn into Haith's Tim James - the guy who really gets this team to a higher level. McClinton could score, but Haith needs a guy who can score and set up his teammates with easy scores as well. A real low post presence - that's consistent - is the next key to the puzzle. reggie johnson might be that guy. we'll see. the one thing Hamilton always had/has in his teams though was that lock down defense so even if they didn't have a dynamic scorer they were going to have a chance to win - basically was his calling card. Haith needs an identity. Something that shows its a Frank Haith team.

Esteban

also just wanted to make people aware that they can watch the UM ACC tourney game today online at raycom's website. will be streamed live. http://raycom.swarmcast.net/

Aquaman

Our basketball program sucks cause we can't buy players.

Esteban

Aqua, i'll always think of Derrick Coleman and him saying he had to take a pay cut when he went to the pros.

Aquaman

Haha, that's a good one Este.

Didn't you go to 'Cuse?

Esteban

yeah. back when mcnabb was king (first couple of years at least - troy nunes was pitts the last two) and jason hart/etan thomas were the top dogs on the basketball court.

Cat 5 Cane

Ugh... That's just what I need,...
A bloody Camel Toe... No thanks, I'll wait!

LOL

Cat 5 Cane

Cat5...nice work lately...
What do you mean, lately?
You trying to say something, Baldy?

Cat 5 Cane

Chic... Come on girl... tic,tic,tic

LOL... Later B's and G's

SuperCooper

Call me when Haith actually installs a real offense. Not saying we are not young, but what makes people think we are going to be any better next year if the same crappy "offense" is being run?

SuperCooper

BTW, this is a great attitude to have:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/03/10/1521365/university-of-miamis-frank-haith.html

"Said Haith: ``Every year competing for postseason, NCAA or NIT, is realistic. And every second or third year, I would like to think you can get to the NCAA Tournament -- it's impossible every year. We don't have McDonald's All Americans. Junior college kids we can't get into UM, so you have to play young guys. Normally, a program like ours, when you lose a senior class like we did after last season, your program goes way down.''

If this guy isn't Coker reincarnated, I don't know who is. Get out of here with it is impossible to make it every single year. Is that really what you want your head coach to be saying? And I'm pretty sure that Hamilton proved it can be done to make the NCAAs in consecutive years.

If I'm Kirby, and I know that this guy has world class facilities behind him (better then the football program at least), having expectations to just be in the NIT is unacceptable.

People want to give him a pass for this year? Fine. But next year there should be no excuses. But I doubt things change considering the "offense" that we run.


Esteban

the same crappy offense can work if you got a guy who can create his own shot. Durand Scott over the last 6 games is averaging 16 points. That's the hope for next year. Figure he should be averaging between 15-20 points next year as the go to guy.

Esteban

damn Super....yeah that quote is some b.s. "We're not there yet" or something. but impossible?

Esteban

but if that's how he feels than it makes sense his name was out there for a number of jobs last year at schools that wouldn't seem like an upgrade. might think he got a better shot of doing big things at a place with lenient entrance policies.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

i guess you're right Cav.

we could've won those games without him.

Posted by: Daytoncane | March 11, 2010 at 01:16 AM

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Way to avoid the points. BUT I've heard everything I need to hear about Haith after reading this....

"Said Haith: ``Every year competing for postseason, NCAA or NIT, is realistic. And every second or third year, I would like to think you can get to the NCAA Tournament -- it's impossible every year. We don't have McDonald's All Americans. Junior college kids we can't get into UM, so you have to play young guys. Normally, a program like ours, when you lose a senior class like we did after last season, your program goes way down.''

Talk is cheap huh Dayton?? haha Haith should have a big fat capitol "L" on his forehead.

And since you know about basketball tell us what Bob Knight thought about losing, or Coack K or Roy Williams. How about John Wooden.

Tell us about their "cheap talk."

Super, you called it-- COKER REDUX.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

but if that's how he feels than it makes sense his name was out there for a number of jobs last year at schools that wouldn't seem like an upgrade. might think he got a better shot of doing big things at a place with lenient entrance policies.

Posted by: Esteban | March 11, 2010 at 10:00 AM

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And Dayton, if Shannon can get 85 players to pass the U's exams, all of them Bosses, why can't Haith get three or four? That's all you need in CBB?

Why, because he's a LOSER. He says it and therefore the only thing he can possibly do is LOSE and be average.

But I guess his words don't mean anything because "talk is cheap."

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