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February 07, 2011

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Elias Rodriguez

first???

Elias Rodriguez

Way to rep the U Sam! very good game all around glad Big Ben lost ... Hate Pittsburgh!

SOUP

If a parent does not sign the LOI and the kid is under 18--non-binding. See KII, Winslow, Sr. said no to Washington and KII had to reconsider..

Posted by: dg | February 07, 2011 at 11:06 AM

SEE TWITTER POSTS TOP LEFT ORANGE COLUMN.

SOUP

Elias...nice work young man! I am happy for ther Packers and Slammin' Sammy Shields. I don't HATE the Steelers but am GLAD Green Bay won.

Elias Rodriguez

don't HATE the Steelers but am GLAD Green Bay won.
Posted by: SOUP | February 07, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Yeah live in Jacksonville for last 20 so Jaguar fan (dont judge me! LOL)and for first years of franchise existence Jax was in same division as Pitt back in the Greg Lloyd days... Team IMO is very dirty... VERY fine line between agressive and dirty and they seem to cross it... alot! CFB equivalent of Vatech (play wise)

canechic

Thanks Ungar ;)!!

I was not so happy about having my kids young when I was younger but I am now. Angry and I watch some of our friends that are still with little ones....he winks and says,"Aren't you glad our kids are 19?"

ALL I CAN SAY IS CONGRATS TO SAM AND THANK GOD THE PACKERS WON THAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!

Ungar

Just posting the last few comments from the previous blog, because they were mostly my words of wisdom. 8-)

“I didn’t like the way Florida handled the process,” Brown said. “All the other coaches took the time to come and meet me. Will never did. I never met him face to face. And I find that very disrespectful. I’m just hurt by the whole process.”

Hmmm. Kid is under 18, right? LOIs signed by the kid are binding? If the parent says no, can they prevent the kid from going to their choice? Stunned this situation has never come up before....

Posted by: Ungar | February 07, 2011 at 11:00 AM

If a parent does not sign the LOI and the kid is under 18--non-binding. See KII, Winslow, Sr. said no to Washington and KII had to reconsider..
Posted by: dg | February 07, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Hmm, no word on what the dad wants in this? Is he in the picture?
Posted by: Ungar | February 07, 2011 at 11:11 AM

canesteeler

I wanted Sam to get a ring but not against my Steelers. The Packers headcoach is a Pittsburgher. Two classy organizations and a good game.

Ungar

You're welcome, canechic.

As for the miss on the 2 pt. conversion, he WAS alone on an island on that option play, but yeah, his biggest play was being NEXT TO an interception. Not much to brag about there...

Ungar

If Kirby gives in and okays the FSU-Miami game on Sept 5, I would hate to be an O-Lineman for the 'Canes...Kehoe will be unbearable for the next six months...

Posted by: Texascane | February 05, 2011 at 09:48 AM

So true. Not sure if you saw it posted before, but FSU is Kehoe's big target each year.

Kehoe versus FSU Spear.
http://books.google.com/books?id=J-kCkKoxRtgC&pg=PA169&lpg=PA169&dq=tales+hurricane+sidelines+kehoe&source=bl&ots=ZYqI49Tv3y&sig=86xbb0IbQ2I1P5hPVeTqdBolpMk&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

That line will be DEAD on 9/6/11, because he will have killed them for the FSU game.
Posted by: Ungar | February 07, 2011 at 11:11 AM

canesteeler

Elias you call a hard hitting team dirty! I wish theCanes played with the passion and intensity of the Steelers!

Ungar

canesteeler, when i was a kid, I didn't understand the name steeler, I thought they were bragging about stealing stuff. Perhaps others see that name and figure them for crooks, too.

Ohio_Cane

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CGNC

Nice article! Ungar are we playing FSU on Labor Day again?

canesteeler

Each team in the NFL has an ass like Big Ben but I laugh when folks criticize the Steelers for being hard hitting especially when most Cane fans loved the passion and intensity of the old Canes. In my life time the Steelers have played in 8 super bowls and they are 6-2! Two classy organizations played yesterday and the better team won! Steeler for life!

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canesteeler

The article was very good!

canechic

As long as the rapist is on that team the Steelers are dead to me!!!! I really disliked them before but after reading the facts of his second rape it has turned to downright hate! The facts are so vile that I can't even imagine how he is allowed to play in the NFL....on second thought I know how! No respect for him or any who can take up for him.

This article sums that creep up perfectly:

http://www.cracked.com/blog/ben-roethlisbergers-super-bowl-media-day-translated21/

CGNC

canesteeler - it was a good superbowl. I saw a couple of Green Bay's play off games and they looked like they were on a mission

Ungar

The University of Miami has an extensive list of players who have played in and won Super Bowl rings. But did you know that the Hurricanes have two Super Bowl MVPs to their credit?
Q: Can U name them?

A: RB Ottis Anderson (Giants) and LB Ray Lewis (Ravens) both were named Super Bowl MVPs.
Posted at 11:49 AM | Permalink

Not a direct comment on this, but it IS related. My sons saw the "Aaron Rodgers, you just won the Super Bowl, what are you gonna do next?" commercial, and thought it was the first time that commercial was done. I had to relay to them the whole Ray Lewis snub by Disney.

Then, when researching that, I found this little gem by SNL.

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

Talking about a guy who has cleaned up his image over the years, Ray Lewis has done it.

canesteeler

Canechic, chill a bit. This may surprise you but me and many Steeler fans think Ben is an ass. I wanted the Steelers to trade his ass, however remember Ray lewis and a whole heap of other athletes are just as dirty and low down. I root for the team, not the individual!

canesteeler

CGNC the amazing thing is Green Bay played this well with 16 players on the injured list!

Ungar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-I4h0s2jnU&NR=1

A Ray Lewis hit that in 2009 was a top play, but in 2010 would be a penalty.

CanesgirlNC

Canesteeler, the Pens laid a beautiful egg yesterday afternoon - ugh. Malkin is out with a torn ACL I think and MCL

hopeternalist

Time to leave the fiasco of Jacoby Brissett momma drama as second coming of KW1 disallowance of KW2 to UW ALONE; LOI 2 UF in!

Time to leave excuses for zero incoming QBs for another year to the U ALONE; learn & never leave the U so exposed.

Elias Rodriguez

Posted by: canesteeler | February 07, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Canesteeler dont have a problem with hard hitting at all. And Pittsburg does bring it, but IMO they tend to ride the fine line of hard nose agressive to dirty and cheap. Case in point was in game last night a punt to GB one of steelers players tried to drive a GB player into the ball thus trying to make it live. That kind of crap is cheap and unecessary and AGAIN IMO they tend to do petty cheap stuff like that alot. That Big Ben is a douche!

Six

canesteeler - I'm a Bucs fan, and as I've explained how my loyalties are in every sport, I root for my team and my team only

I wasn't rooting for either the Steelers or the Packers - b/c the Bucs weren't playing

But, I do like Mike Tomlin, very very cool cat during his 4 years here with the Bucs. I also wanted to see Shields ball out as well

I like the way the Steelers play D, how can anyone not like it? Also like the way Clay Matthews has a non-stop motor

I understand what you're saying completely about Ben b/c there are a few Steeler fans I work with and they don't like the guy at all - but they love the Steelers. The slimy actions of one guy doesn't rep an entire organization

Ungar

Nice article! Ungar are we playing FSU on Labor Day again?
Posted by: CGNC | February 07, 2011 at 12:26 PM

From the previous blog, thanks to the always awesome NativeCane:

Palm Beach Post

UM is in negotations that could result in the Hurricanes opening the 2011 season against Florida State in Tallahassee on Labor Day night, athletic director Kirby Hocutt said.

“We’re generally open to that because of the exposure and visibility that it brings,” Hocutt said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity. Obviously we have our set of concerns that we want to make sure we feel satisfied with before agreeing to anything.”

UM and FSU have played on Labor Day three times.

Among the things that have to happen for UM to agree include getting Bethune-Cookman to moves its scheduled Oct. 1 game against the Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium to Sept. 10. That means Miami would play two games in six days. Labor Day falls on Sept. 5 this year.

If Bethune-Cookman can’t switch, UM could schedule a bye for Sept. 10, but Hocutt said the preference is not to have an off-week so early in the season.

“We are very sensitive toward who our opponent would be because that’s a very short week,” Hocutt said. “We’e looking at a lot of things right now, but nothing is finalized.”

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2011/02/04/kirby-hocutt-hurricanes-could-open-2011-vs-fsu-on-labor-day-night/

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I hope we don't. The original gauntlet was bad enough, but adding a high-riding FSU ON THE ROAD against a Canes team they just trounced is not how I want to start the Golden Era. Perception matters to kids, and so I want them to get a couple of wins before facing the Noles.

Elias Rodriguez

as for hard hitting... i sided with harrison for all the hard hits NFL should not have hit him (oun intended)so hard with fines

elliott

It was pure sarcasm guys did not mean to cause so much controversy over the statement. I understand Jacory lifts weights but I personally can not tell a difference from his frame back to 09 til now. Golden is way more qualified for the position so we should see a change in body mass, etc... By the way there is nothing more that I want right now then for us to crush FSU this year. Got a close friend who is a FSU fan and he keeps running his chops about how deadly FSU is going to be and how they are loaded and Miami is depleted with no talent? It's funny because I bet this is really what some of the FSU players are thinking.

canechic

Yes canesteeler you are right and Angry has Miami, Ohio alumnus in his OCS class and she says they do not like him at all there. She says they are sad that he has to represent the school.

But the Steelers organization backs him 100%, so I am sorry I have lost all respect. Imagine if he was a no name offensive lineman....think they would back him 100%?

canesteeler

Canegurl, the Pens game was nasty yesterday. Elias the play you described ended with a GB player throwing a punch at a Steeler. Come on bro talk about a James Harrison hit, not that play! Smile. Being a Steeler fan is much like being a Cane fan, either you love them or you hate them!

Ungar

Case in point was in game last night a punt to GB one of steelers players tried to drive a GB player into the ball thus trying to make it live. That kind of crap is cheap and unecessary and AGAIN IMO they tend to do petty cheap stuff like that alot. That Big Ben is a douche!

Posted by: Elias Rodriguez | February 07, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Yes, it was sneaky and mean, but cheap and unnecessary? No. And since it got the other guy a penalty, it sorta worked out for them.

That's like saying New Orleans' onside to start the second half was cheap.

That's like saying Dan Marino's 'clock' play versus the Jets was cheap.

If it catches another team unprepared, then it's all good. As the announcers said, he should not have been in the area to begin with, since teams (plural) are taught to do that.

Oh, and not a Stealer fan, just saying I would have been fine with it if a Dolphin player did it or had it done to them.

canesteeler

Canechic I will take it a step further, the Steelers shipped Santoinio Holmes out of town for an alleged assualt on a woman but they kept Ben! My thing is all athletic teams, college and pro enable scum bags to play sports because of the money it brings to the organization. I don't think there is a team in the NFL that has not had a problem with players and domestic violence. I have two boys and if they ever laid a hand on a female I would break ther necks and I know Angry would not tolerate anyone putting their hands on your daughter.

Six

I remember that too Elias, but, thing is with me - why is an opposing player that close to the ball anyway when he knows he's just going to let the ball roll? Get the hell out of there and away from the ball in case someone does try and push you back into it

Is that the same play where the Packers player slapped the Steeler player in the face mask for grabbing him and trying to push him into the ball?

I didn't think the Packer player should've gotten a penalty for that - think it should've been a non-call b/c of the Steeler player grabbing the Packer guy and trying to pull him into the ball. Let the guys play, it's football, a love tap to the face isn't that bad

Ungar

Talking about a guy who has cleaned up his image over the years, Ray Lewis has done it.


Posted by: Ungar | February 07, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Canechic, chill a bit. This may surprise you but me and many Steeler fans think Ben is an ass. I wanted the Steelers to trade his ass, however remember Ray lewis and a whole heap of other athletes are just as dirty and low down. I root for the team, not the individual!

Posted by: canesteeler | February 07, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Funny how both those posts came on the same minute. Ray Lewis is not Ben Rothlisberger, he took his plea deal, he paid his fine and moved on without being a repeat offender.

1. Wrong place at the wrong time, not an active participant in the event.
2. Forced the situation, and was the active participant in the event.

Biiig difference.

canechic

It was rape! He had his bodyguards hold the door closed while she tried to get out!!! Cops covered it up and they lost their jobs....and he starts for the Steelers!!! Sorry can't justify that at all, no way, no how!!!

canesteeler

Steeler fans will hate me for saying this but I want Ed Reed to get another super bowl ring before he retires.

canesteeler

Ungar, Ray caused a human to lose his life! He had no choice to change if he wanted to earn a big ass paycheck. in the perfect world both he and Ben should not being earning the pay days they are.

canechic

Ed Reed was not with the Ravens when they got the last ring. So he does not have one but Ray Lewis does.

Elias Rodriguez

either you love them or you hate them!
Posted by: canesteeler | February 07, 2011 at 12:49 PM

LOL sooo true.

SOUP

From BFeldmanESPN: UF officially announces Jacoby Brissett: "He is an outstanding QB & we are excited to have him" says Will Muschamp.

Elias Rodriguez

Posted by: Six | February 07, 2011 at 12:53 PM

yeah six that same play ... I agree that GB player should have been jogging his behind to sideline.

SOUP

U all need to check the Twitter feed at the top of the LEFT orange column frequently. It is updated often.

Follow me at:

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Ungar

And I know you are not backing Ben's actions, just would hate to see Ray's rep get turned around to be like Ben's.

http://www.latimes.com/sns-superbowl-endorsements,0,3595491.story

Article talks about the Disney and Wheaties snubs of a Super Bowl MVP. Yeah, the taint of accusation kept Disney from Ray Lewis, but I bet they would have given Big Ben that ad if he had thrown a gamewinning TD instead of an incomplete fourth down pass.

Heck, they had him come in back in April while the whole scandal was still unfolding.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/en_fuego/2010/04/is-ben-roethlisberger-going-to-disney-world.html

So, did Disney lose it's fear of corporate tarnishing in the past ten years, or was there more to their different response than just a few years. Ray Lewis is scary to men, "Big" Ben is just scary to women.

canechic

Ungar read the article I posted....says the same damn thing. I have been disgusted with both the NCAA and NFL this year. The 2 "star" QB's have very questionable characters and yet both organizations glorify them? Hypocrisy at it's finest! Imagine if Cam or Ben could not play football??? Truly is sad, makes me a bit bitter and less of a fan.

Willie Will in Nashville

muschamp = new randy shannon

except shannon was a better dc

Ungar

Ungar, Ray caused a human to lose his life! He had no choice to change if he wanted to earn a big ass paycheck. in the perfect world both he and Ben should not being earning the pay days they are.

Posted by: canesteeler | February 07, 2011 at 12:57 PM

He is where a big fight happens, and two people get stabbed. He did not kill the people, nobody outside of a few trolls have ever even CLAIMED that he killed these guys, who by the way were ALSO fighting at the time.

Again. 1. Not an active participant.
2. Active participant.

Did not mean to have my kids' comment about "I'm Going To Disneyworld" turned into a Ray versus Ben debate, just found it funny that Ray was ignored by Disney, while Ben was given the chance even after his actions occurred. Different standards, I guess.

Ungar

I can't read it, canechic, my job blocks cracked.com, apparently.

Even so, Add

Micheal Vick
Dwight Gooden
Darryl Strawberry

to the list of guys that get away with stuff because their TALENT overrides their crimes.


I bet if OJ had killed back in the 1970s, he would have kept playing. Sideline reporters are prosecutible, top players are, ummm, redeemable.

Ohio_Cane

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raizecane

The slimy actions of one guy doesn't rep an entire organization

Posted by: Six | February 07, 2011 at 12:45 PM

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This is very true. However, it makes you wonder why an organization like the Steelers (one of this best IMO) would have such a $hithead on the team. Oh wait, he is the QB......nevermind.

CGNC

Thanks Ungar. I really don't want to see UM-FSU on labor day

Elias Rodriguez

Posted by: Ungar | February 07, 2011 at 01:38 PM

on the flip side some of these same men were prosecuted to the extent of the law BECAUSE they were who they were see Mike Vick
I DO NOT CONDONE HIS ACTIONS! MAKE THAT CLEAR... however u think joe blow dog fighter would have been nailed the way Vick was and to that max of the law?

CGNC

is this me? Yes, typepad is tricky sometimes

UMike

Ungar...I owuld say Michael Vick got away with anything..everyone who ratted on him got away..but he went to prison and lost millions..not exactlt "getting away with it" lol

UMike

** I wouldnt say **

raizecane

Typepad needs a spell checker, lol

CaneRock

Like Six said, Ben's actions shouldn't be an indictment of the Steelers organization. GB has had their share of weirdos also. Remember Mark Chmura? And I seriously doubt that Brett Favre just got perverted when He got to NY. I guarantee you that every team in the league and the NCAA has these issues, but like in Favre's situation, it just gets swept under the rug...

Ohio_Cane

For anyone who missed all the SB commercials last night - http://www.usatoday.com/money/advertising/admeter/2011/super-bowl-ad-meter/43271432/1

solarcane

hmmm I guess I'm not the only one that noticed and mentioned Fergie's unenhanced singing is nails on a chalkboard


Deadspin

Guns N’ Peas Is Where The Trajectory Of Man Began Its Steady Decline

Drew Magary —

So the Black Eyed Peas covered "Sweet Child O Mine" at the Super Bowl last night, with Slash helping out on guitar. First of all, F**K YOU SLASH. You just spent the last bit of goodwill you earned from NOT being Axl. Secondly, the journey to our eventual self-extinction has begun.

face it. We all know that, thanks to pollution and war and overpopulation, we will eventually end up destroying our species. But the video linked here represents the exact moment the doomsday clock was activated. We aren't going to advance any further now. We aren't going to invent nanobots or flying cars or hang out with aliens. There won't be world peace. We aren't going to invent clean energy. That isn't going to happen now. What's going to happen is that everything will get worse and then we will all die. The world will commit suicide. AND FERGIE IS TO BLAME.

There is so much awfulness packed into so few minutes here. The density of it is impossible to comprehend. It's like a neutron star of suck. Fergie can't sing. What's worse, she's trying to sing like Axl and failing miserably. Hearing her try to sing this song live is even worse than Axl himself trying to sing it live. And she's wearing Lite Brite shoulder pads, which was undoubtedly suggested to her by "Glee" creator" Ryan Murphy in a brazen attempt to turn all football fans gay. And she's wearing acrylic nails on loan from her local Key Food cashier. And Slash is wearing a sparkly top hat and skinny jeans and Hitler boots. And there are paid drones on the field jumping up and down like fucking idiots because they were paid four bucks and a box of Barnum's Animals to do so.

I hate that we allowed something like this to happen. I really do. I feel like this is the end of human ideas. We've had all the good ideas we're ever gonna have, and now all that's left is to wait for the end, watch multiple reboots of "Spiderman," and listen as Fergie warbles on like a dying toucan and a bunch of idiots in light suits try and recreate the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremonies. This is what we've come to, Earth. Are you happy about this? Because I am not. I'm going to go to the store and buy bread and milk and hope that civilization ends before someone lets this horrible, abominable, disgusting musical group do a cover of "99 Luftballoons".

DallasTX Cane

Each team in the NFL has an ass like Big Ben but I laugh when folks criticize the Steelers for being hard hitting especially when most Cane fans loved the passion and intensity of the old Canes. In my life time the Steelers have played in 8 super bowls and they are 6-2! Two classy organizations played yesterday and the better team won! Steeler for life!

Posted by: canesteeler | February 07, 2011 at 12:27 PM

Being a Cowboys' fan since I was a kid, I have to admit to rooting AGAINST the Steelers instead of FOR the Packers. I will say tho, that given how the Cowboys have been run the past 15 years, I wish they were more like the Steelers and less like a bunch of 2-bit rodeo clowns (no offense to legit rodeo clowns if any read Da 'Space!).

Great game b/w two well-run organizations - roster criminals aside - that had me glued to the tube right until the end.

canesteeler, I was SURE the Steelers were going to come back and win it in the final minute! I was all, "Dam Steelers this and DAM Steelers that!" lol

Much respect to Sam Shields. He may not have played the best game of his short career yesterday; but his season has been "story-book"! What a ride for that guy. I'm happy a CANE got a ring, altho I will 2nd those who mentioned hoping Ed Reed would get one & Ray Lewis his 2nd before he finally has to retire.

solarcane

Good Luck boys

U nine headed to the Combine are DE Allen Bailey, RBs Damien Berry and Graig Cooper, LT Orlando Franklin, WR Leonard Hankerson, LB Colin McCarthy, CB DeMarcus Van Dyke, K Matt Bosher and CB Brandon Harris, who decided to bypass his senior season at UM.

solarcane

ohio thanks for the super commercial links.

I'm with Six, the Darth Vader VW commercial is so simple, clever and effective.

The little Darth has heart problems, and is a patient at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, hope he lives to be a 100.

NativeCane

Elias / UMike, I would have to agree, many people have skated for murder and Mike Vick payed a high price for his shenanigans.
If you look at similar cases of:
1. Cruelty to animals
2. Staging a dogfight
3. Promoting a dog fight
4. Animal baiting
You would find Mike Vick should have a strong case of Attorney malpractice.
These cases call for 3-5 years probation and a 5-10 thousand dollar fine.

solarcane

ESPN's Bruce Feldman said former UM coach Randy Shannon is supposed to interview for the vacant defensive coordinator job at Maryland later this week. Shannon interviewed for the same position with UCLA last month.

It's becoming more suspicious looking to me that Randy is being invited to interviews to fill the minority invitation obligation more than real interest in him.
He said on the ESPN show if a minority guy shows up and he's the only one there, he has no shot at the job, if there are two minority guys being interviewed it is a legitimate interview.

NativeCane

Posted by: DallasTX Cane | February 07, 2011 at 02:23 PM

Love the Cowboys hate Jerry Jones.
D-Tex It is impossible for a true Cowboy fan to ever root for the Steelheads under any circumstance.
How many times did Lynn Swann mug Everson Walls and Walls would get the bad call?

solarcane


from zero stars, and no offers to SuperBowl MVP

February 7, 2011


Tom Bergeron
Rivals High Senior Editor

If National Signing Day came and went last week - and you're without a Division I offer - now is not the time to feel story for yourself. Now's the time to get to work: Your inspiration just won the Super Bowl.

So says Sterling Jackson, the high school coach of Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers. The same Aaron Rodgers that went to junior college because he didn't get a single offer out of Chico (Calif.) Pleasant Valley High in 2001.

"You can't pout about it," Jackson said. "Not everyone gets seen. You have to find a place that can get you to your goal. That's often a junior college route."

Or it's the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) route.

That was the case for the Packers defensive hero, Nick Collins, who also didn't have a single I-A offer when he was a senior at Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County that same year.

Collins ended up at FCS school Bethune-Cookman.

"That really was the perfect place for him," his high school coach, Brent Wilkerson, said.

In both cases, major schools overlooked these major players because of their physical size.

"(Rodgers) didn't pass the eye test," Jackson said - as in how the player looks to a recruiter. "He passed every other category. You have to understand, at that time, people were looking for guys who were 6-4, 6-5. Aaron was just over 6 feet."

Jackson tried to tell scouts he would grow (after all, his older brother was 6-5 and his dad was 6-4) but there were no takers. Instead, Rodgers went to Butte Junior College in Oroville, Calif.

There, Rodgers put up some heady passing numbers - not to mention a few inches and a few dozen pounds - and transferred to Cal, where he became a first-round draft pick.

Collins had two things going against him coming out of high school.

He was undersized and not overwhelming fast (5-11, 170 with a 4.5 40 time). And while he broke the school rushing record his senior year, it was his lone big season in high school.


Associated Press

Nick Collins celebrated after his 37-yard interception return gave Green Bay a 14-0 lead.

"Some scouts wondered if he was a one-year wonder," Wilkerson said.

Bethune-Cookman was a natural fall back choice, Wilkerson said, because his dad played there. And while Wilkerson said Collins wasn't the type to play with a chip on his shoulder - "he's just too good a person" - he admits wanted to show people what he could do.

He hasn't stopped since. In fact, his nifty return for a touchdown after his first-quarter interception brought back some memories for Wilkerson.

"Watching him find his way into the end zone reminded me of the way he looked in high school when he would always find a way to score," Wilkerson said.

The Packers roster is filled with top high school recruits who went to schools such as Michigan, Ohio State and Southern Cal. But Rodgers and Collins prove that just because you don't get a big-time offer, it doesn't mean you don't have a shot at the big time.

"The number one thing we talk about here is your desire," Jackson said. "That fuels everything. You have to have the desire to do it."

Jackson warns, however, it's not an easy road.

"You have to work," he said. "No one is going to give you anything. But when people see that desire and work ethic, they'll see that character. That's what has to happen."

Spoken from someone who has seen it first-hand.

solarcane

FlaHSFootball Florida HS Football

Reports from Seminole County indicate Sanford Seminole HC Mike Cullison has resigned due to an investigation over an racial epithet he used.

Ohio_Cane

Via Joe Schad's twitter - Tate Forcier's on his way to Miami for first visit

NativeCane

MH

Manny

Forcier/Savage

Just my opinion, but of the two, Savage is more likely to end up a Hurricane. Forcier had academic issues before leaving Michigan and is more likely to end up closer to home on the West Coast. Savage's grandparents own a home in South Florida.

> As the Canes look for a quarterback of the future, here is an interesting read from Rivals about Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers, who had zero offers coming out of high school.

> The Hurricanes could end up adding another defensive tackle to their 2011 signing class sometime this week. According to InsideTheU.com, Bradenton Manatee senior Quinton Pompey (6-3, 275) still remains unsigned and is waiting on Miami according to his high school coach. Pompey's other offers are from Georgia Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Pompey was lightly recruited because of academic struggles, but has apparently worked them out according to his coach.

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/02/brissett-signs-with-uf-canes-turn-focus-to-other-qbs.html#ixzz1DIwsmNPL

NativeCane

SS

Steve

InsideTheU.com reported Monday that Brandon Manatee DT Quinton Pompey, who remains unsigned, is waiting to see if the Hurricanes will offer him a scholarship. Manatee coach Joe Kinnan told InsideTheU he spoke with UM defensive line coach Jethro Franklin on Monday morning.
“I’m not sure what they are going to do,” Kinnan said.
Pompey (6-3, 275) was Manatee’s MVP last season, but was not highly recruited because of academic issues. Kinnan told InsideTheU.com Pompey has made drastic strides in that regard and has a chance to qualify.

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2011/02/brissett-officially-signs-with-uf-nine-canes-headed-to-combine.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sports%2Fumweblog+%28UM+Hurricanes+%7C+Sun-Sentinel+Blogs%29

orange 'n green in the vein

Anybody want to guess whether Golden's first class on the run will have over or under six invitees to the NFL combine in '16?

Willie, when did Shannon ever have as much salary to throw around for assistants as UF's new coach? Or old coach, or coach before that or coach before that now that we mention it?

solar, Seto is out as a UCLA DC candidate I read, maybe The Rick and Randy Reality TV series gets a pilot commitment in LA after all? He and Edsall would be like he and Coker the sequel in a lot of ways.

DallasTX Cane

I hear ya Native! I can't ever bring myself to root for them. But, I do wish for a little more Steelhead philosophy and a little less Jerry Jones when it comes to the 'Boys.

Ungar

Speaking of Nick Collins, get gets an excessive celebration penalty for going to two knees.

Next guy gets no penalty for going to ONE knee.

Did he taunt an opponent? No.
Did he do a choerographed dance? No.
Did he whip out his Sharpie, stomp on the hidden Dallas Star, or even break a Miami Rule? No.

Glad it didn't matter in the end, but he should not have been flagged, or the guy that went to one knee SHOULD have been flagged. Make it even....

Sebastian

OGV,
Thats a very good and interesting question about the incoming class and the combine

The 1 player I am 100% sold on right now is Perryman

Perryman is a bad bad man

Sebastian

Lets not forget the facemask call that wasnt even a facemask

They even got together and still made the wrong call

Ungar

FlaHSFootball Florida HS Football

Reports from Seminole County indicate Sanford Seminole HC Mike Cullison has resigned due to an investigation over an racial epithet he used.
Posted by: solarcane | February 07, 2011 at 02:46 PM

I don't know the man, but it is a shame if true. I mean, folks use racial epithets in movies, in songs, in comedy, in the military, etc., and unless it was used to isolate and subjugate a kid, let him apologize and move on.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Reminds me of the time a guy got fired for calling a cheap person niggardly. Has NOTHING to do with the N word, but someone took it out of context and got him forcibly resigned.

Ahh, found the article. It is from 1999. My memory scares me sometimes, because I didn't know dinosaurs delivered newspapaers way back then.

"Many of those who blasted Williams focused on his management of the situation and how he accepted Howard's resignation before reviewing the circumstances that created the furor. Political pundits and linguists alike debated whether an employee's resignation should be accepted merely because a colleague did not understand a word used in a conversation."

Words should not cost the speaker just because the listener cannot understand them. I don't know what this coach's words were, so I won't judge further, just will say the CONTEXT matters, even with bad words.

If I see a hot girl (or when I did before I got married) and said she was f'n beautiful that is different from seeing a guy cut me off in traffic and saying he is f'n stupid.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/longterm/williams/williams020499.htm

Ungar

Lets not forget the facemask call that wasnt even a facemask

They even got together and still made the wrong call

Posted by: Sebastian57 | February 07, 2011 at 03:21 PM

I know that they cannot throw a red flag to review a yellow flag or a no call of a penalty (think of the can of worms THAT will open up) but that one was in need of video review. Missed the mask completely, and not even just a five yarder, but a 15 yards on that clean tackle? I am stunned the guy was able to keep his cool in that situation.

canechic

Canerock- THE ENTIRE STEELERS ORGANIZATION backs BEN 100%! So the entire Steelers organization is just as bad as BEN, period!

By the way Michael Vick, went to jail, was suspended from the NFL for a year, paid huge fines, all for beating dogs (which was horrific and I in no way condone)! But he at least paid for his crimes.

Rape a woman, cover the whole damn thing up and you get four games. This girl could not even get any justice because all the evidence was erased by the club and the cops. Prosecutors know it is near to impossible to try a rape case without evidence and when it becomes a "he said" "she said" type of case. Just disgusting!

Ungar

"Pompey (6-3, 275) was Manatee’s MVP last season, but was not highly recruited because of academic issues."

Add 1 tutor,
2 study buddies,
and 3 coaching assistants making sure he is clean,

and SIGN the guy.

Good school, MVP on that team means alot, and unlike Brissett, he WANTS to be here.

canechic

I think the Seminole Coach controversy thing has been going on for some time now??? I thought he was suspended some time right after football season??

DrewZ2

Speaking of Nick Collins, get gets an excessive celebration penalty for going to two knees.

Next guy gets no penalty for going to ONE knee.

Did he taunt an opponent? No.
Did he do a choerographed dance? No.
Did he whip out his Sharpie, stomp on the hidden Dallas Star, or even break a Miami Rule? No.

Glad it didn't matter in the end, but he should not have been flagged, or the guy that went to one knee SHOULD have been flagged. Make it even....

Posted by: Ungar | February 07, 2011 at 03:17 PM

First I'm a Packers fan cause I live up north and became a Miami fan because I liked the way they played around 98, 99, 00, 01
and so on

Going to 2 knees for celebrating is an EXACT example for excessive celebration in the NFL. There are other specific examples listed as well but I know that going down to 2 knees is a direct violation of the rule.

Going to 1 knee such as "praying to God" or something of that nature, is not a penalty and is also cited as an EXACT example that would not be excessive celebration.

And I have to agree with Sebastian57 the facemask was a f-up call...although seeing it in real time I thought it was a facemask and didn't realize it wasn't until I saw the replay.

mi@mic@ne

I'm going to go to the store and buy bread and milk and hope that civilization ends before someone lets this horrible, abominable, disgusting musical group do a cover of "99 Luftballoons".


Posted by: solarcane | February 07, 2011 at 02:17 PM

Our should you say meat and potatoes... LMAO

SOUP

U guys are brining the 411 today! Good info "is flying around the blog" today. I took a few hours off and now my tweets as so far behind. :-(

mi@mic@ne

• Shields’ father said his son worked out for the Dolphins, but Miami made no offer. “ Tony Sparano asked Sam the name of the defensive backs coach [ Todd Bowles] and Sam didn’t know,” Samuel Shields said. “Sparano then started yelling and said, ‘You failed the test already!’” Ugh.

solarcane

"Words should not cost the speaker just because the listener cannot understand them. "

Take anytime I speak to soup on here for instance.

jk

solarcane

soup,
Slow tweeting is frowned upon by today's instant gratification generation.
The choice is yours. Step up your game or quit your job, if that's what is holding you back man.

SOUP

Very interesting article on recruits and where they come from:

http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1182411

SOUP

Step up your game or quit your job, if that's what is holding you back man.

Posted by: solarcane | February 07, 2011 at 03:57 PM

I sent in my letter of resignation one hour ago so I am good to go!

solarcane


OK ST player arrested

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/big12/2011-02-07-oklahoma-state-darrell-williams-felony-rape-charges_N.htm?csp=34sports

Ungar

She should still pursue a civil case.

I know that Kobe had to pay a bunch to keep his victim quiet. Perhaps that will make him less likely to assume that no means yes.

After all, I have not heard of additional incidents by Kobe, or even Tiger. Two accusations, both vigorously defended by expensive lawyers to the point that they badmouth the victims, sure seems to me like it is time for some payback.

solarcane

Best article i have seen in awhile


Where do the D1 players really come from?

The state of Texas appears to have won the distinction for having the most Division I scholarship football players as 345 signed Letters of Intent.

Florida, however, wins the bigger honor: It has the highest percentage of football players heading to a Division I program.

The findings are part of the statistical analysis RivalsHigh does annually (and, we know, a few more signees are still coming in). This year, it shows that one of every 111 high school players in Florida signed a Division I scholarship. That's far more impressive than Texas, where only one of every 454 players signed a Letter of Intent.

Florida, in fact, was one of just three states to have a ratio of less than 1-to-250 with Louisiana coming in second (1 of every 171) and Georgia third (1 of every 185).

In this ranking, Texas is behind the less heralded states of Hawaii, Delaware and Utah. Of course, those three states only combined to produce 51 recruits.

Texas is king in total number of players - though it just edges out Florida (345 to 344). California (253), Georgia (170) and Ohio (144) are the only other states with more than 100 signees.

Vermont, Wyoming, Rhode Island and New Hampshire were the only states that did not produce a single recruit. Four others produced just one, including Montana - where of the 4,775 kids playing high school football, only Tanner Roderick of Bozeman High earned a Division I scholarship. The pro-style quarterback is headed to Nevada.

THE NUMBERS
A state-by-state breakdown of Division I signees per participant. Data collected from participation stats distributed by the National Federation of High School Sports and signees as reported by Division I schools and the Rivals.com database.
State Signees Players Ratio
Florida 344 38,268 111
Louisiana 87 14,839 171
Georgia 170 32,088 185
Alabama 86 22,052 256
Utah 30 8,104 270
Oklahoma 44 12,000 272
Maryland/D.C. 49 16,123 329
Hawaii 14 4,926 352
Ohio 144 55,027 382
Arkansas 28 11,120 397
California 253 104,224 412
South Carolina 44 18,962 425
Mississippi 52 22,306 429
Delaware 7 3,091 442
North Carolina 79 35,214 446
Pennsylvania 60 26,730 446
Texas 345 161,210 454
Virginia 56 25,651 459
Arizona 41 19,103 466
Nevada 13 6,594 507
Tennessee 44 22,868 520
New Jersey 45 25,872 575
Colorado 22 14,825 674
Illinois 73 49,543 679
Kansas 20 14,302 715
Kentucky 19 13,842 729
Michigan 59 43,678 740
Indiana 31 23,023 743
Washington 24 22,422 934
New Mexico 8 7,672 959
Oregon 11 13,357 1214
Missouri 18 23,504 1306
New York 29 38,354 1323
Nebraska 8 10,667 1333
Wisconsin 22 29,442 1338
North Dakota 2 3,018 1509
Massachusetts 12 20,626 1719
Connecticut 6 10,792 1799
Idaho 4 7,340 1835
Alaska 1 2,037 2037
West Virginia 3 6,404 2135
Iowa 9 19,451 2161
Minnesota 11 25,433 2312
South Dakota 1 3,756 3756
Maine 1 4,024 4024
Montana 1 4,775 4775
New Hampshire 0 3,679 0
Rhode Island 0 2,901 0
Vermont 0 1,385 0
Wyoming 0 2,654 0

Ungar

You mean the one that SOUP just linked 8 minutes ago?

Ungar

Texas at 17th means you are more likely to find talent per player in DELAWARE or UTAH than in Texas, despite it's reputation as a football factory state.

Hmm, no wonder Golden wants to refocus on the Eye of the Hurricane.

mi@mic@ne

Slow tweeting is frowned upon by today's instant gratification generation.

Thats what she said..

solarcane

1 out of every 111 players man that is awesome from Florida

Look at Hawaii kicking all the big football states ratio asses.

mi@mic@ne

My son calls him Rapinburger

solarcane

Let's say you are Mr Florida Football vs say Mr New Hampshire Football where 1 kid in 3,679 even gets a D1 offer, which still doesn't mean he starts anywhere.

solarcane

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | February 07, 2011 at 04:13 PM

I don't care what anybody says thats still funny!

Ungar

So, if Golden just makes two more OFFERS, we can move ahead of Texas?

Make it happen, call an aurible.... (I moaned even typing that..)

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