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May 14, 2010

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TJL

2nd

SOUP

Playa rocks the Space!

raizecane

I am officially a "playa hata"......just kiddin....nice going.

raizecane

Not sure if this was already posted but it looks like Miami and ND will renew the rivalry

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5187926

Playa..The Blogger Formerly Known as Rashad

LOL@Raize....
You know Im happy for Shannon, but there is so much pressure on him now. I say its really a 2 year deal. If he doesnt win at least a ACC Championship or compete for a National Championship with Jacory and the Jr's and Sr's the team has now, he will be looking for a job.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

CaptO i think Kelly is a good coach.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was Kelly that suggested ND play Miami rather than the more romantic Kirby did it all version.

in the past we never heard a word about playing Notre Dame from Kirby or Shannon at all.


Posted by: solarcane | May 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM

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Solar, Kirby and the ND AD were talking about it last year then things fizzles, apparently on ND's end.

But I'm sure Kelly was the impetus behind the renewed talks.

Kelly better have them in top shape because things are about to be on another in a year or two around here.

Then again, Shannon will have at least one NC under his belt so everyone we play will give us their best, even more than now.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Playa, he'll have AT LEAST one of each. I think he'll have more personally. I also think we'll get Wilder after he sees Boss Football aka Hurricane Football compared that candy-ish Richt puts on the field.

raizecane

Who has the better NFL Pipeline - USC or Miami?

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5178139

Those ESPN guys no f-ing clue what they are talking about. Although, USC has put out some studs.

SOUP

Those ESPN guys no f-ing clue what they are talking about.

Posted by: raizecane | May 14, 2010 at 12:50 PM

SHOCKER

SOUP

Captain, Oh My Captain...I wrote this article for U. U better like it!

mr troutman

Yeah Canes all day baby....can't wait for us to run up the scoreboard on teams this year. The talent is there so the sky is the limit.

86Cane

Wow, what a dream come true, seeing my 'Canes playing in my hometown at Soldier Field against Notre Dame.

Posted by: MIA Chi 'Cane '98 | May 14, 2010 at 11:44 AM

I told Kirby U might like that!

As I said before the UMAA club in Chicago is among the largest and most active donors in the Country.

Now, Kirby about this whole Boise State thing? Is that doable?

Oh and don't forget about that UCLA, Stanford, Houston and Texas Tech thing?

I'm jus' sayin'...

mr troutman

NOTABLE PLAYERS
Top Five Trojans Top Five Hurricanes
No. 1 Bruce Matthews
No. 2 Anthony Munoz
No. 3 Junior Seau
No. 4 Ronnie Lott
No. 5 Marcus Allen

No. 1 Ray Lewis
No. 2 Warren Sapp
No. 3 Cortez Kennedy
No. 4 Ed Reed
No. 5 Michael Irvin

We have more known names then Usc...and if it wasn't for pete carrol they would not have won a NC title 4 seasons ago. I like some of there players i just don't match them up well with ours. Ronnie Lott, Allen and Seau are the only players i think could of done well in a U uniform. If you look at our list most of our are dominate players no matter what school they went to.

Ungar

From the previous blog:

Posted by: Six | May 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM

"Ungar - what I'm saying is, the Heat need to worry about giving Wade whatever he wants and sign him before anyone starts going all fantasy-land manager and asking/saying Lebron is going to go play for Miami"

The negative of that is that the way the NBA CBA is set up, you can go over the cap to re-sign players, but not for outside players. If we sign Wade first and then try for Lebron, we will not be able to beat Cleveland's matching offer. Do it in the opposite direction, and we can legally have both.

"If the Heat do sign Wade to the type of speculated contract out there - 6 years, $127 Million ... what kind of cash will they have to sign LeBron? They're going to be shelling out supposedly $21 Million and change a season to D-Wade, are they realistically going to be able to afford LeBron -and- keeping others on that team?"

Nope, but how many of the others that are remaining would we want to keep? Wade and Lebron and thirteen ring hungry vets that have the money and want the ring would be good enough for me.

"D-Wade might be friends with LeBron, but how good of a friend will he be to bring him to Miami - good enough that he'll take a paycut of his own in his next contract to help reel in a whale like LeBron? Or maybe get a guy that's going to be a hell of a lot less expensive, in Joe Johnson"
They currently have the same contract, let them continue to have the same contract. No pay cut necessary.

"I think the only real way Lebron is going to play in Miami with Wade is if you have NBA 2K for XBox or whatever NBA game is for Playstation, and put him on there yourself"

I prefer the Wii, more exercise in the game.

Yes, I agree with you that it is not a likely scenario, but it IS a possible scenario and one we should consider. Wade and Lebron would be a bigger pairing than Jordan and Pippen before they were done.

"LeBron is going to demand absurd loot, and who knows how he'll be if he isn't considered "the man" on his team"

Get him that ring, and his ego will be mollified. Plus, Wade would be glad to get the assists on passes to LeBron, I am sure. We was able to play well with others for the Olympics, he could do it for Riley.

Riley, make it happen.

Ungar

RE: The Gators buying free wins.

I understand your point guys, and I am sure that Michigan, OSU, and other teams that sell out no matter the opponent would likely do the same thing.

And yes, in terms of smart, it is smart to take free wins and easy money in place of tough games to get a tough dollar.

That doesn't mean they can't be called cowards for it, though.

MIA Chi 'Cane '98

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Ungar

And on a lighter note, those of you that have pixel measuring tools, please check my math, but in the picture with "Randy" in the middle, the head on the right takes up 165 X 179 = 29535 pixels, "Randy" takes up 113 X 119 = 13447 pixels, and (I beleive) 404 takes up 95 X 130 = 12350 pixels.

That's right: If you do the math, 165 X 179 (29535) > (25797) 113 X 119 PLUS 95 X 130. The head on the left is bigger than the other two heads PUT TOGETHER.

Who is that guy, and why did you photoshop his head to twice the size? Does he owe you money?

(I better put a BUNCH of smilies in this one to show I am just kidding - Safety First!)
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MIA Chi 'Cane '98

Already Catholics vs Convicts t-shirts being sold and the game is not officially announced yet.

http://www.zazzle.com/catholics_vs_convicts_tshirt-235562748946221185

86, the Chicago Alumni Association are one of biggest outside Florida. Shannon is coming again June 3rd & 4th. They are honoring Ed Reed this year. Greg Olson will be there again along with Whipple and a couple of assistant coaches and Jarrett Payton.

j.w.

3 game series with ND (sorry if already posted)
http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/category/rumor-mill/

CGNC

Yeah Canes all day baby....can't wait for us to run up the scoreboard on teams this year. The talent is there so the sky is the limit.

Posted by: mr troutman | May 14, 2010 at 01:09 PM

from your post to God's ears Trouty...:-D

orange 'n green in the vein

"in the past we never heard a word about playing Notre Dame from Kirby or Shannon at all.


Posted by: solarcane | May 14, 2010 at 11:16 AM "

Not true, this has been in the rumor mill for a year now solar, I've read rumblings about trying to make this game for at least that long which means it's been in the works longer then I'd imagine. Plus he's got to get the biggest name there is since Memphis isn't moving the tickets at the box-office.

DZ8

Riley is an over rated egomaniac, and I'm a Heat fan.

DZ8

Great job SOUP.

So this is finally the year with, no excuses?

No blaming it on the rain, injuries, youth, depth, temperature, bad refs, bad kickoffs etc...???

I'm down with that. Man up, and just win baby!

CaneRock

College Football Live is doing something on Miami-Notre Dame renewal, it's on...NOW!

Ungar

Riley is an over rated egomaniac, and I'm a Heat fan.

Posted by: DZ8 | May 14, 2010 at 03:03 PM

Very True. But someone has to have the ear of Arison to spend money on this team, and he has done a good job of that.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

No way Lebron and Wade play on the same team, although it'd be great for ticket sales and horrible for Ohio.

He needs to STFU and win something before he talks about Jordan. He has a solid nucleus there but they still need some more parts, role players and such, and for that the Shaqtus needs to roll out.

Wade seems to need a serious rebuild around him though. I

UMike

Cap...I think kobe could win a title with the same supporting cast Lebron has..he just isnt at that level yet...imo

UMike

Lebron just doesnt have that killer instinct Jordan had and Kobe has..a friend of mine today who is a huge Cavs fan said he thought Kobe thinks about winning, winning, winning...James thinks about winning, marketing, etc..and that was coming from a cavs fan lol

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Billy Rolle -- Bridgewater's coach -- and Miami Southridge coach Patrick Burrows said they were happy for Shannon and it was crucial to get the deal done.
``He deserves the extension because he's done everything right and he's a great role model for the city of Miami,'' said Burrows, who has two defensive backs -- Andrew Johnson and Gerod Holliman -- being recruited by UM. ``As a head coach, you hear a lot of rumors and you hear about other coaches taking shots. That's the competitive nature of recruiting.''
Said Rolle: ``A lot of people were waiting to see the outcome of this situation. Now UM can relax and get ready to play some championship football.''


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/14/1628682/in-a-word-excited.html#ixzz0nwKV8IuZ

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Interesting that even Billy Rolle is talking championships for the U. ND and Bama being challenged...hmmmmmm

CanesCanesCanes

Coach Shannon on WQAM.

http://www.wqam.com/index.php?page=347&sid=3fqdtm1on6rdgnj5537k98i8hvitjesl

Posted by: bg1906 | May 14, 2010 at 12:47 PM

What was Joe Rose apologizing for? What did he say about another school with the recruit. Anyobody hear this?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Cap...I think kobe could win a title with the same supporting cast Lebron has..he just isnt at that level yet...imo

Posted by: UMike | May 14, 2010 at 04:52 PM


Lebron just doesnt have that killer instinct Jordan had and Kobe has..a friend of mine today who is a huge Cavs fan said he thought Kobe thinks about winning, winning, winning...James thinks about winning, marketing, etc..and that was coming from a cavs fan lol

Posted by: UMike | May 14, 2010 at 04:55 PM

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That's an interesting thought and you might be right.

But I think you're spot on about the mental-constitutional difference, thus far at least, between Lebron and Jordan. I don't think he HATES losing. I think he doesn't like it but I don't think it burns his soul when he loses. And that hatred is what drives you to drive yourself and drive your teammates to do whatever you have to do to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Maybe he's still too full of himself and doesn't understand that incredible talent doesn't win championships in a team sport.

Jordan went through a phase in his first few years that were similar to Lebron's, then he realized he couldn't do it by himself, so we'll see.

I find the barometer of a basketball stars drive to win is best proven by how they play defense. Offense takes skill but defense is PURE WILL.

I know Lebron's talent allows him to make some spectacular blocks but how many times has he TAKEN A CHARGE?? Or SHUT DOWN his man, one on one?

I learned basketball from a coach who idolized Bobby Knight, so I was well-versed in defense, man-to-man defense long before I really learned about shooting, driving etc.

And I'll tell you, it's fun to score but nothing is more satisfying than shutting someone down. haha

So we'll see what Lebron is really made of. This premature anointing is coming back and biting a lot of people in the azz.

UMike

Cap..i agree 100%..he is not a defender in the same way Kobe is where you can put him on the best player (assuming its not a center of power forward) and he will shut him down..Lebron just uses his crazy athleticness (is that a word?) to make defensive plays like steals and blocks from the back.

I think Lebron and Mike are total opposites of each other, lebron is more a Oscar Robinson, Magic type if you ask me, were Kobe and Wade are more similar to Jordan.

The NBA has needed the next mike since he retired the tag has been put on everyone, Vince, Kobe, James etc.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

SOUP, I had a feeling you were thinking of Captain Optimist when you wrote this piece. lol

This has been a wonderful learning experience for me, watching a team grow, make mistakes, learn from the mistakes, make more mistakes and now they stand on the verge of becoming Hurricanes, real Hurricanes. It definitely ain't an overnight process. I remember way back when I thought it was just a matter of Shannon whipping that 2007 team into shape with Fall Camp. LOL

Goodness gracious....LOL

Then watching these frosh get bounced around by bigger, stronger, more experienced teams.

Then seeing the flashes and glimmers here and there, along with a lot of mistakes and leftover Cokerite baggage.

And now finally seeing the pieces coming together in all phases, mentally, physically, coaching, depth and experience.

It's be great, I must say.

UMike

But, I got to admit..if it wasnt for Wade and James, I probably wouldnt still keep up with the nba..after the 90's the nba just didnt cut it for me..guys were scoring 15 points a game and getting max contracts (see brian grant)..players moved every year, i lost all my love for the nba when mike left it seemed..but wade and james brought me back in lol

UMike

Cap..I thought the same thing in 07....then the OU game came..and I realized just how bad coker left us lol

Sebastian

There never will be another Michael Jordan

The guys of today are no Mr. Airness. He is untouchable

As for the best player in the game right now. IMO the honor goes to D Wade

Ungar

In honor of the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the title:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQZIFX7mE-g

And the second thing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9mSAT7tX2Q

Later, and of course GO CANES!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Umike, you meant "crazy atheliticism." ;-)

Yeah, his crazy athleticism has prevented him from learning the fundamentals of defense. He's similar to Vick in that respect. Coaches never seem to be able to convince or force them to learn and master the fundamentals, something Jordan definitely learned from Mr. Smith and continued to learn and perfect throughout his career.

You're right about the NBA in the mid-90s. Right now we're entering something of a Golden Era of talent but the coaching and GM-ship don't seem to be up to par. Dream team II was easily the most talented group of athletes ever assembled on one team. They were all Jordan-esque. But when they come back to the NBA they can't seem to bring the intensity to match their talent.

No way Carmelo should be bounced in the 1st round or wherever they were in the playoffs.

Kevin Durant has all the tools but they're just young. He may win a title before Lebron because he's not so anointed and I think he's really a team player.

Then you got the playmaker in CHI, plus a host of others.

But the coaches and GMs can't seem to figure it out the way Joe Dumars and the San Antonio coach and GM did for their runs.

It's disappointing because the talent is immense and getting better. John Wall is going to be as good as he wants to be but will the team around him be as good??

Ditto Brandon Jennings, even though he's small, he'll add muscle and be incredibly dynamic but will the Hawks build the team? Do they know how to be the team??

Cat 5 Cane

Taking a look at the SEC

SEC... BCS CONTENDERS IN 2010. See video.
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/clubhouse?teamId=8

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

UMike, good point about Lebron more of a Big O type. I think he's a synthesis of Byrd, Magic and Jordan. But he doesn't understand what all of them understood....it's the team that wins championships, not the player.

Windy1

Love that photo of the Canes hoisting that 5th Nat. Championship crystal ball.

The tough schedule the Canes have this year and next year means the Canes will have a shot at #6 and/or even #7 if they win their all their games.

If the Canes beat OSU at the horse shoe, the Canes will likely be favored in every other regular season game as long as they keep winning (FSU, UNC and VT are at home). As long as the Canes stay healthy and continue to work, there is no team on their schedule that is more talented than they are player-for-player. Shannon and his staff deserve credit for recognizing and recruiting that talent. Now, its time for the Canes (players and coaches) to prove that their raw talent can live up to its potential.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Jordan had 200 steals and 100 blocks in back to back seasons.

Indeed. Superman wore #23, no cape needed. haha

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I'm not so sure that's accurate, now that I think about it. That's hella steals, even for Superman.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Windy, if we walk into October undefeated no way we're not #1 or #2. And if we roll through the schedule, no way Miami doesn't play for the NC. No friggin way.

86Cane

That's right: If you do the math, 165 X 179 (29535) > (25797) 113 X 119 PLUS 95 X 130. The head on the left is bigger than the other two heads PUT TOGETHER.

Who is that guy, and why did you photoshop his head to twice the size? Does he owe you money?

Posted by: Ungar | May 14, 2010 at 01:59 PM

Big Cranium = Big Brain

Hardly ever used but there in reserve in case I ever need it. ;-)

86Cane

Captain, Oh My Captain...good to see U spreading hope, faith and love around the Space again. FEELS GOOD!

Esteban

yeah beating Ohio State in the horse shoe will have us top 10. beating Pitt at Pitt will have us go up a couple spots. beating Clemson and FSU after that...no worse than #3 and #1 would be appropriate. No one will have beat so many good teams at that point in the season. Shoot, most of the top ten teams won't beat that many good teams all year.

86Cane

Este...prediction for 2010? Game by game?

solarcane

"Not true, this has been in the rumor mill for a year now solar, I've read rumblings about trying to make this game for at least that long"

CaptO, ogv, I stand corrected.

All I ever heard were us Cane fans lamenting we couldn't give ND a couple thorough beatdowns while Weis was there.

I never heard any "official" word from our AD department they were hooking the game up.

Good for Kirby then if he got in touch with the Irish.
I think we trounce them routinely until they rebuild like we had to do.

CanesCanesCanes

I think we trounce them routinely until they rebuild like we had to do.

Posted by: solarcane | May 14, 2010 at 08:12 PM

That's a big "IF", even if you didn't say "if".

Kelly runs a spread. I just don't see that working at ND. They don't have the players they need to run it effectively now, and I don't think he can recruit enough of them. Sure, the might go back to beating Navy and maybe Purdue regularly, and Michigan won't be down for long post Rich-Rod. They're going to be a perennial 7-5 type team. JMO

MassivCane

What happened to our baseball team??

bottom of the 5th and its 11-1 GT wtf

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Who is that guy, and why did you photoshop his head to twice the size? Does he owe you money?

Posted by: Ungar | May 14, 2010 at 01:59 PM

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Soup, Ungar might be a little new but he fits RIGHT IN. hahaha

Six

raize - Canes already won that ESPN Pipeline Bracket and are the champs

What I thought was funny was how they were paired against #15 Oklahoma State ...

Thurman Thomas
Barry Sanders

uhhhh .... maybe Leslie O'Neil?

Kevin Williams, basically b/c he was a Sam Adams but with a different name

Why were they ranked again?

solarcane

Massive,
I think GT is still ranked about 5-6 in the nation, they are badazz

86Cane

What happened is that GT is good, very good.

We need 2 of 3. Tonight is not gonna happen.

solarcane

3xc
I think Purdue might beat ND in their opener right there in South Bend

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

CCC, that's an interesting take on Kelly. If he's running a spread we'll wipe his behind up and down the field by 2012. Like you said I don't think he'll get enough athletes to run it dangerously.

HOWEVER, their defense will be well-prepared and ballin'. That Cincy defense was ballin the last few years.

As long as we're playing Hurricane Football, which we will with Shannon at the helm, I don't think it will matter much who we play or where we play. We'll be 85 deep with BOSSES AND HAWGS by 2011, and by 2012 the momentum and systemic development of the players will be right on track.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

What happened to our baseball team??

bottom of the 5th and its 11-1 GT wtf

Posted by: MassivCane | May 14, 2010 at 08:59 PM

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I think Lebron "I'm better than Jordan" James might have an idea. lol

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Actually, that should read....Lebron "I'm no longer in the playoffs" James. haha

CGNC

Philly - your Flyers - wow. What a comeback. That is the only bracket pick that I got right. At the Penguins blog we call them "the trunk monkeys" LOL. Now they need do go and do what they do against HALLLAAAKKK and his merry band of 5 goalies, ooops I mean team.

Six

Boston

Wow

You absolutely suck

86Cane

GT 14, UM 3 FINAL

Santana started. And not so much...

solarcane

now wait a minute

of course I can dance, of course I can dance!.......
look at me dancin!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xckT8laDZaU

next week I'm coming back for more

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

SOUP

Solar...that blonde Sapp is dancing with (Kim?) is hot, hot, HOT!

SOUP

From www.hurricanesports.com:

With a time of 10.57 seconds, Travis Benjamin tied for the last qualifying spot in the 100m dash prelim, but Union College's Armond Smith earned the finals berth.

Senior Cory Nelms, who won the ACC Championship in the 110m hurdles, will be competing individually in the 400m hurdles.

Benjamin, Brandon McGee, Lamar Miller and DeMarcus Van Dyke are all scheduled to run and in the 4x100 relay. Earlier this season, the men ran the fastest relay for a Miami 4x100 team in 12 years, when it won the event at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational on April, 10, with a time of 40.15 seconds.

This weekend is the final opportunity for student-athletes to qualify for the NCAA Regional Championships. For the second consecutive season, the East Regional will be held in Greensboro, N.C., May 27-29.

SOUP

Canes lose 14-3 to Jackets:

Grandal's second inning blast - opposite field shot to left - was his 11th homer of the season. He also recorded a double off the wall in center, finishing the night 2-for-3.

The Yellow Jackets' four-run second came on a three-run triple by Burnett followed up by an RBI single by Dantzler.

Georgia Tech was at it again in the third, going up 9-1. The inning was highlighted by a two-run triple by Dantzler, who finished with a pair of hits on the night.

The Yellow Jackets then scored two more runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, one in the seventh before UM added two late runs in the ninth on RBI singles from David Villasuso and Ryan Perry.

Game two of the three-game set is slated for Saturday at 7 p.m. and will be televised live on CSS. Lefty Chris Hernandez (7-2, 3.04) will take the mound for the `Canes while Georgia Tech will counter with righty Mark Pope (7-0, 3.73).

Cat 5 Cane

UM FOOTBALL | RANDY SHANNON

A new contract -- reported to be worth $1.3 million to $1.5 million the first year -- has Miami Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon ready to get back to work.


BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
[email protected]


Reports of what he might make in 2010 vary from $1.3 million to $1.5 million. He began in 2007 with a salary approaching $800,000 -- possibly closer to $750,000 -- according to a source with knowledge of the negotiations. The new deal is believed to be full of incentives. Shannon wanted to get in the neighborhood of new Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher, who reportedly now makes $1.8 million. Shannon also was fighting to get his assistant coaches involved in bowl bonus money.

Any buyout figures are unknown.

NUMBERS `CONFIDENTIAL'

``I respect the [contract terms] question, but it's something personal. This is a confidential matter,'' Shannon said. ``I'm just excited that this deal is done. I'm excited to get back to recruiting. I'm excited about the approaching season. The players are excited, the coaching staff. I've been getting phone calls all morning long from coaches. They're excited. They're getting a lot of feedback. A lot of recruits have been calling them since last night and this morning. A lot of coaches from throughout the state have been calling me.''

Shannon and athletic director Kirby Hocutt skirted the issue of why it took so long to get the contract finalized, saying only that they knew it would get done and that, according to Shannon, it was just ``business. Kirby and I had a great relationship throughout this process.''

But all involved realize the importance of getting the three extra years to reassure recruits that Shannon, who finished 9-4 in 2009 after 5-7 and 7-6 seasons, will be around for them. ``I kind of knew it was going to happen,'' said Teddy Bridgewater, a top quarterback recruit from Miami Northwestern who is being wooed by UM, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, South Florida and LSU and said he hopes to make his decision in November because he's graduating early. He said no school had any advantage just yet, but noted that, ``Yes, it makes a difference to know a coach has extended his contract, because you know he will be there for you.''

DEAL IS DESERVED

Billy Rolle -- Bridgewater's coach -- and Miami Southridge coach Patrick Burrows said they were happy for Shannon and it was crucial to get the deal done.

``He deserves the extension because he's done everything right and he's a great role model for the city of Miami,'' said Burrows, who has two defensive backs -- Andrew Johnson and Gerod Holliman -- being recruited by UM. ``As a head coach, you hear a lot of rumors and you hear about other coaches taking shots. That's the competitive nature of recruiting.''

Said Rolle: ``A lot of people were waiting to see the outcome of this situation. Now UM can relax and get ready to play some championship football.''


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/14/1628682/in-a-word-excited.html#ixzz0o0H1xPgx

Cat 5 Cane


The bus is loading up for 2010... Where's "Ice" and when will we see him on the field as a coach?

Tim "Ice" Harris, Sr.
Position: Assistant to Randy Shannon.

Years: 2008, 2009 entering his 3rd year.

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Coaching Accomplishments....

2007 USA TODAY High School Coach of the Year
2003 NFL/Miami Dolphins High School Coach of the Year
In 2003 Harris’ Tornadoes started the season 0-2 and then won 10 games in a row and reached the state semifinals for the first time in school history.
Best Local Sports Coach
Tim "Ice" Harris

Ten years ago, Booker T. Washington wasn't even a high school, and five years ago, when Tim Harris took over the football program, the Tornadoes were flounders in an ultracompetitive sea of Miami prep football full of great whites. Harris's work to build the program from the ground up culminated this year in the school's first Class 4A state title, its first perfect season, and a number four ranking in the ESPN National High Elite Top 25 poll. Oh, and the Tornadoes track team, which he also coaches, won a state title too.

With a 57-7 record in his five years at the school, the 42-year-old Harris was named USA Today High School Coach of the Year. Booker T. shut out eight opponents this season, including two in the playoffs, on its way to a 14-0 record. The team gave up a paltry 66 points all year —an average of 4.7 per game.

Harris's nickname, Ice, comes from his childhood emulation of NBA great George "Iceman" Gervin in basketball games, but could just as easily describe his cool and collected demeanor on the sidelines.

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Bring it!

solarcane

good stuff cat thanks

solarcane

"fighting to get his assistant coaches involved in bowl bonus money."

I think losing in lower tier bowl days are over for us.
Randy looking out for his coaches, that's great!

With bowl incentives, the asst. coaches will have more to play for than just take it as a free week on the town, which it seemed has been their attitudes in the last couple bowls.

solarcane

soup I hear ya!
all the Dancing With The Stars pro female dancers are easy on the eyes, fo sure

DZ8

Anybody else watch Friday Night Lights?

Mike Leach mad a cameo on last nights episode. "Which way to Lubbock?" and... "You've got to find your inner pirate", "You might be the luckiest man alive and not even know it."

Good show. It's a soap opera with football as the background.

solarcane

dz
I really enjoy Friday Night Lights
You are right it is a jock soap opera.


Living in a tiny rural agricultural county up here; I identify with the players names signs on their front yards. The PU trucks with warpaint all over them.
The DQ being a landmark, How much peer pressure, religion, and jackhole fathers, screw with young country boys heads is right on in that series.

Imagine living in place where 1A and 2A schools compete and it's the biggest thing happening in three or four counties. lol

solarcane

"If woman want to be taken seriously reporting on CFB they should pay a little more attention to detail. The media today is just completely incompetent"

ibis You are dam right the media is incompetent, it's more important to be charming than to actually know your facts it seems.

as for women sports reporters

Robin Roberts was and could still be if she chose the best female sports reporter of all time.

To come from being on TV in Hattiesburg Ms. to The best sports reporter on ESPN, and then on co anchoring GMA Robin has her shyt together better than 99 % of any sportscaster male or female.

DZ8

Posted by: solarcane | May 15, 2010 at 02:06 PM

Different world out there.

Six

Pat Burrell sent packing by the Rays, and Hank Blalock brought up from AAA to take his place

FINALLY

They gotta do something about Carlos Pena as well. He's hitting .045 in his last 13 games, and .176 for the entire year

Pena is being paid $10 Million this year


If I want a guy that has an above average glove at 1B, and is hitting a hell of a lot better than Pena - as well as making A LOT LESS - get me:

Joey Votto (Reds) $525,000 - .299, 8 HR, 24 RBI, 4 SB, .997 Fielding %

Billy Butler (Royals) $470,000 - .324, 3 HR, 20 RBI, .993 Fielding %

Gaby Sanchez (Marlins) $401,000 - .283, 4 HR, 18 RBI, .988 Fielding %

Daric Barton (A's) $410,000 - .276, 2 HR, 14 RBI, .980 Fiedling %

Carlos Pena (Rays) $10.1 Million - .176, 5 HR, 22 RBI, 1 SB, .994 Fielding %

solarcane

Different world out there.

WAY out there lol

SOUP

Solar...got the 21-25 feature. Formatting was loads of fun but we are good to go for Monday night at 7 PM. THANKS!

SOUP

Cat5...good comments. I'll call U later today about baseball.

Ibis are U in for Tuesday 6 PM or Thursday 7 PM baseball at UM?

Zilla...are U set for Thursday?

I've got FREE tickets for everybody.

solarcane

soup,
thanks for smoothing them out, what a pain the arse that is!

one of your alltime alltimes is on that one I believe

Six

I think the women reporters/anchors are more heavily scrutinized b/c there are less of them

Do a lot of them deserve to be verbally slammed? Ya, I could honestly say that - I've seen first hand and heard first hand, female sports anchors and female sports talk hosts who are just beyond awful ... not only in their opinion b/c of lack of knowledge in that sport, but also the little things such as "what team does he play for again?" -or- complete mispronunciation of a player/manager/coach name, wayyyyy too many times

Let me give you a perfect example

Right after David Price threw a complete game shut out this year, in the locker room, one of the very first questions asked to John Jaso (the catcher) in front of EVERY MEDIA MEMBER with microphones was: "How did it feel to catch a perfect game"

I won't tell you which female sports anchor in a top 13 market asked that question

I will say that John Jaso, being a nice guy, tried to help her out with it


Here's some other beauties that a female sports anchor in a top 13 market said during the year

While showing Canes highlights "The Miami Hurricanes, playing in their brand new stadium, Landshark Stadium, after leaving Dolphin Stadium last year" ... um, its the same stadium

While talking about Brandon Boggs of the Houston Astros "He sure can hit like one of his famous relatives, Wade Boggs .... wait, are they related?" .... um, Brandon Boggs is black, Wade is pretty far from it

While doing a special on the NFL Draft and who the Bucs will possibly take "I think the Bucs will probably take Josh Freeman ... he's a quarterback right? What position does he play?

If I could write down how many times on-air that anchor has made up new names for players, I could fill a book "

If you ever watch a show like Around The Horn, they have some good female sports writers/reporters that can not only hang with, but put a lot of men to shame

Then, you have someone like Erin "Trev" Andrews, Lisa Guerrero ... Sarah Palin - ya, she did sports

For people that think they do such a great job - I'll let you in on a little secret. It's called, an IFB in their ear that has executive producers/producers or stats guys, feeding them stuff in their ear .... it's called, asking something anyone could ask "coach, their running back already has 90 yards in the first half - how are you planning to stop him". That's not exactly Dick Schaap right there.

Quick, someone give me 3 female play-by-play announcers for a major team sport

*crickets*

Now, is that b/c of them not being capable of doing it? Or, is that b/c of no one really wanting to take a chance on it ... or maybe, they just don't want to do play-by-play - b/c until someone really does, then they won't start to get the respect of being able to

Well, ESPN's top personal executive and senior vice president is a woman, Laurie Orlando. Anyone think she has any kind of pull? Help your peeps out Laurie, start having them do play-by-play in the booth, besides just doing golf or tennis

I have to admit though, I think I remember hearing Linda Kohn do a Mets game and I wanted to take a 2,500 PSI pressure washer and blow my eardrums out

If I'm someone like Pam Oliver, Andrea Kremer, Lesley Visser or Suzy Kolber - then I'm pissed at the women that just want to do sideline reporting or be the token female sports anchor at a television station

Not all media is incompetent, but there are a fair share of them. There are a lot of them that make bad decisions, b/c they want to be considered "first" at reporting something

That, and the fact that there are so many people who claim to be "media" - you can say that the bloodline has started to run thin

I wouldn't put people from Bleacher Report in the same breath as Peter Gammons, Bob Costas, Al Michaels, Keith Olbermann, Mark Schlereth, etc. - I'd rather be shot on sight than even mumble those words

But yet, the Bleacher Report are considered "media"

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Ibis, yeah, other than the sideline hotties, the women handling football are rather dismal.

Solar, I have a lot of friends living that 1A-2A reality. I actually think it's great, excesses included. It could certainly be better, such as acquiring some real skills and envisioning growth and significant prosperity in your life even once you're finished high school....BUT I'll take it over a lot of alternatives our youth have these days.

DZ8

There is a lot to be said for "a different world."

Back to FNL, it was dissapointing to see Tim Riggins quit at his college future and toil away at his brothers service shop. Although towards the end they hinted that he might be working/coaching with Coach Taylor. Stay tuned.

What happened to Riggs and Lyla Garrity? Did she end up going to Vanderbilt?

SOUP

one of your alltime alltimes is on that one I believe

Posted by: solarcane | May 15, 2010 at 03:10 PM

Roger that!

SOUP

Ibis...OK, I understand. Email me at:

[email protected]

I have some questions for U.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Six, they may get a little more scrutiny when they actually are supposed to write something that requires some knowledge of a sport but overall I don't think they're any more scrutinized or criticized than anyone else writing about sports who's supposed to know what they talking about.

TV people are a little different because they aren't actually writing or really supposed to be authorities on a given subject. They're just there for looks and to facilitate the discussion.

francis w

Hanna Storm doesn't have to know anything she floats my 70+ boat. I catch her every chance I can.
Fran

MaryLouAlumni

Hi to everyone. My computer was infected with a foreign virus, which was out of commission for a week.
I feel good about this year. Something special, playing Ohio State etc. And I can't wait to go to the ND game. Fond memories of the Canes playing Notre Dame. My dad graduated from ND, both undergrad and law school and he would fly down when the Canes played them.
I digress. I will get the brain MRI results on Thursday to see what the narcotics did to my brain. Feeling better, but it will be a long haul. Can't wait to go to the Ohio State game with 86 and Mrs86.
My best to everyone.

SOUP

Canes 3, GT 0

Bottom second...

SOUP

MaryLou...Mrs. 86 and I will not be at the OSU game unless UM gives us FREE tickets or we win the lotto, both of which are possible. LOL

solarcane

just walkled in the door any updates on the baseball game?

solarcane

CaptO
Yea I agree the 1A 2A football players have a more humble "I'm in it for the game" attitude.

Texas,Cal,Fla and SC, kids in 6A schools seem preoccupied with getting into a college that will get them into the NFL.
They may have lost some of the fun factor playing high school football was all about.

The kids around here freak when a 40 yr old guy holding a clipboard and wearing a Georgia Southern sweatshirt is in the bleachers.

Storm Johnson's school Loganville is a fair sized 4A school up here

In TEN years here is how many college scholarships Loganville football players have received.
College Teams
Jeremy Thomas 2000 University of Georgia Bulldogs - FB
Nick Johnson 2000 Coastal Carolina University - OL
Brad Smith 2004 Shorter College
Wade West 2004 Valdosta State University

Clarence Donley 2005 Coastal Carolina University
Garrett Grove 2005 Cornell University
Storm Johnson 2010 University of Miami
Morgan Bailey 2010 Georgia Tech


Compare that with Saint Thomas or MNW

SOUP

UM 5, GT 2

Top of the sixth...

SOUP

Gaby Sanchez tearing it UP for da Marlins!

Leading the MLB in doubles for rookies.

Marlins 7,

Stinkin', Suckin', terrrible azz Mets 3

SOUP

UM 5, GT 2

Top 7...

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