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August 28, 2011

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AlpharettaCane

Cool nickname..Bolts.

Great article and accompanying pics!

VA Cane

First

VA Cane

Or tied for first. Soup I just won a shirt a couple days ago; no need for me to have 2. I won one on Jan 4 2011 when the new shirts were not out and never followed up....check the archives. Thats 3 in the year. I will e mail you for 1....if one of our service guys does not have one, its fine with me to send one to them, I will send my size and address!!! Thanks buddy!!

VA Cane

or anybody else who has not gotten one.....I am glad to share with anybody. Been lucky last 2 weeks....survived a quake, hurricane, works picked up, and won on here. Lifes pretty good, Huh?

VA Cane

Neat article as well.....I go to see my HS play at least once a year...HS football is big around Richmond, lotta kids play at VT...R Gordon was from here as well...I enjoy the games!!

SinisterCane

Screw the Dolphins AS A STAFF AND A RECORD LABLE AND IF YOUR DOWN WITH THE Dolphins then screw U too!

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/fl-florida-gators-2009-reunion-sun-life-0828,0,4248503.story


Pac

SinisterCane

I'm offically a Jags fan and I hope that joke of an organiztion"Brokeback phins" goes 0-16 for the next sixteen years

SOUP

I will e mail you for 1....if one of our service guys does not have one, its fine with me to send one to them, I will send my size and address!!! Thanks buddy!!

Posted by: VA Cane | August 28, 2011 at 03:09 PM

U got it!

Usagainsttheworld

Robert Marve----errrr check that----

Chase Ford

canesteeler

Nice article.

TLuv

What up Space? I've been out of commission since Friday night. Caught a bad case of the flu. Hot flashes, body aches, 101 temp...the works. Any new info I should know about?

TLuv

nice article

AlpharettaCane

From SI.com

Brent Musburger Drinking Game
This is from 2007 but you get the idea of the game…

For those “folks” about to enjoy the “dandy” ABC Prime Time Game-of-the-week, Brent Musburger usually is calling the biggest game for ABC, “pard-ner”.

The Brent Musburger Drinking Game

WARNING! Play at your own risk. It is conceivable your whole party will be passed out with 8 minutes remaining in the first half.

*Note: Partner is spelled “Pardner,” because that’s the way Brent says it.

Rule #1: “The Pardner”

A person is picked to be the Pardner at the beginning of the game. The first time Brent says “Pardner,” the Pardner has to take 1 drink, and then picks someone else to be the Pardner. The next time Brent says it, the new Pardner has to take 2 drinks, and then pick a new Pardner, and so on and so on. The Pardner must wear a special “Pardner” hat.

Rule #2: “Folks”

Everyone drinks 1 when Brent says “Folks.” However, if Brent says “Hold on Folks”, everyone must drink once but the first person to drink has to finish their drink for not holding on.

Rule #3: “It’s a foot race!”.

Whenever Brent says “It’s a foot race” everyone has to finish their drink. The first one done becomes “That Man” and gets to punch the Pardner in the arm.

Rule #4: “There’s that man again”.

After someone becomes “That Man,” they get to give away 3 drinks to someone of their choosing the next time Brent says “That Man.” That person then becomes “That Man.” If Brent says “That Man” before “It’s a footrace,” The Pardner becomes That Man. If The Pardner becomes That Man first, he gets to punch the new That Man in the arm twice after giving away the 3 drinks. There must also be a special hat for “That Man.”

Rule #5: “Dr. Pepper”. - (This works in bowl games; whichever food or drink is the title sponsor)

Every time Brent says “Dr. Pepper” everyone has to yell out “I’M A PEPPER!” and take 2 drinks. Afterwards, each person must give out a satisfied “AAAAAAAHHHHH!”, as if in a Dr. Pepper commercial. Anyone who fails to do so must drink again.

Rule #6: “Jack Arute”.

Whenever Brent says “Our ol’ buddy Jack Arute” everyone has to say “AROOOOOOT!” Last one to do it has to do a shot. If everyone does it simultaneously, the Pardner must do a shot.

Rule #7: “In the college game”.

Whenever Brent says this little gem, everyone must say “Shut the fuck up Brent”, drink 2, and punch the Pardner in the arm.

Rule #8: Mentioning a Big 10 school during a game involving no Big 10 teams.

Whenever Brent does this, the first person who names the Big 10 school’s mascot gets to make somebody drink for 11 seconds, since there’s 11 schools in the Big 10.

Rule #9: Calling a touchdown before the player actually scores.

For example, during an interception return, Brent says “It’s a touchdown!” before the player actually scores. In this case, everyone must start drinking and continue to drink until the player actually does score. If by some odd event, the player does NOT score, everyone must finish their drink.

Rule #10: “Kirk, my man”.

Whenever Brent says “Kirk, my man”, the Pardner gets to choose someone to be Kirk. From that point on, that person must be referred to as “Kirk, my man” until the game is over. “Kirk, my man” gets to give away 5 drinks the rest of the game any time Brent says “Kirk, my man”. If someone talks to “Kirk, my man” without calling him that, they have to do a shot. If there is someone playing the game actually named Kirk, that person is automatically “Kirk, my man”.

AlpharettaCane

For those of you that aren't admirers of Criag James, either as a broadcaster or for his role in the Mike Leach scandal:

http://www.awfulannouncing.com/2011-articles/july/a-tribute-to-your-joe-morgan-memorial-tournament-winner-craig-james.html

(Finally, someone else who thought Joe Morgan was a terrible announcer.....)

SOUP

Nice article.

Posted by: canesteeler | August 28, 2011 at 03:49 PM

Nice article

Posted by: TLuv | August 28, 2011 at 04:03 PM

Thank U x 2!

Mucho research went into that piece.

I will be going to a few different high schools to cover games in Polk County. Some pretty good football being played around here in Lakeland (of course) but also in Lake Wales, Bartow, Haines City and Winter Haven.

HillViewCane

Stan Van Gundy on the Miami situation ...
pay the players.


Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy was on the University of Miami campus the other day, dropping off his daughter for the semester. Sports scandal swirled all around the school, though it wasn't obvious on the manicured campus. "The system is set up for everybody but the kids while pretending to be about the kids," Van Gundy said. "Athletics and education should be separate. Colleges shouldn't be farm systems. It doesn't make any logical sense. But the schools don't want to be blatantly in the situation of being professional sports even though they already are professional sports. They just want to disguise it, so they hide behind education. But, really, all you want is enough of your athletes to graduate so it looks like that's what you care about. Anyone around sports knows it is all a bunch of bull [expletive]..."

Read more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/304070?eref=sircrc&eref=fromSI#ixzz1WMBlCaxt

AlpharettaCane

Must read article for college football fans. Interesting takes on the announcers, plus games of the year.

Great stuff.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/richard_deitsch/08/22/collegefootball.television/index.html?eref=sihp&sct=hp_t11_a1

OCALACANE

Sup SpaceCadets?

Check this out...

Represent

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=209009969152396

SOUP

Ocala sighting! Did U get me email about the Tix? I got 2 for the Bethune Cookman game on 10/1 and 2 for the Duke Game on 11/5. U gotta let me know which game U are interested in soon!

SinisterCane

Live in Jax and plan on going to the FSU game, trying to locate affordable tickets? thanks in advance.

4-Real

Iz any of u Assclowns aware that bama is being investigated 4 the same reason as Miami & Ohio st. yet espn ( a.k.a. S.E.Cspn ) or nobody else has said anything bout da matter? While yall posting sh*t bout punk-ass brent musburger yall need to be e-mailing Cote, Manny & Lonzo Highsmith with that bama article til it go mainstream. If the ncaa hammer us, they gotta hammer bama 2!

VA Cane

Soup sent you e mail. Thanks again my friend!!

2002nemo

Lull before the storm. Borrrrrrring!

CGNC

Taters gonna Tate - LOL

Sarasota 'cane

Yeahzzz youzzz bunch a azzzclownszzz, get realzz and shizzz!

Go'zz 'canezzz

CGNC

Sota! Back away from the vodka - LOL - drinking and blogging is probably some kind of NCAA violation

TLuv - feel better

TLuv

Thanks CGNC!

solarcane

rounding third and heading for home!

soup,
this high school football game article was a nice idea.


CGNC,
I was Zip lining at the US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte today.
almost 1/4 mile zip trip

What cool, fantastic, inexpensive place to spend a day!

We are going back in October to hit the all day whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Olympic training courses.

http://usnwc.org/activities/whitewater-rafting/

solarcane

When you got a full belly, a full diaper, it's your Birtday, and your Granpa is there to spend it with you, life is good.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/alex2.jpg

CGNC

Solar, I haven't been there but Heather went there for a senior class field trip - she loved it. Let me know when you go in October, maybe I can meet you there. I think you can kayak the Catawba River from there, not sure

360Canes

I say the NC2A should give us R. Williams since we've been so good with the investigation.

UMike

I was talking to my father-in-law who is a Florida fan about the Miami situation...and I was thinking..how is over 30 arrest in a few years NOT considered "lack of institutional control" lol

dj moonbat

The Brent Musburger Drinking Game

Posted by: AlpharettaCane | August 28, 2011 at 04:05 PM


God, back in my heavy drinking days I would've killed to go to a football watching party that played that game.

TLuv

how is over 30 arrest in a few years NOT considered "lack of institutional control" lol
Posted by: UMike | August 28, 2011 at 11:02 PM

$64,000 question that's yet to be answered

Six

86 - ha, you gotta take that up with the Bucs and my boss

Not like I wasn't working from 12pm-12:30am straight ... had about 1 hour for lunch & that's it ... the rest of the time? Unloading/loading the satellite truck bottom racks where the cameras are, putting the big boxes they're in onto rolling carts - weighed no less than 300 lbs. - and rolling them to either endzone to be lifted up to be placed in their little cubby hole where the cameras then had to be built ... same had to be done with the upper cameras and high endzone camera, except at least the carts got to go into the elevator for the uppers

At least those guys get to stand behind a camera the entire time. I gotta put that handheld camera on my shoulder, 35 lbs, have the cable tied off to my belt, have 2 cable handlers behind me the entire time, following me wherever I go from endzone to endzone. The most I put that camera down off my shoulder the entire game is probably 5 minutes total? and that includes halftime

If you did get a field pass from us, then you'd be working your ass off the entire game

I'd have you pulling cable, haha

The girl we had pulling long cable for me, she passed out during the 1st Quarter. Eyes rolled up into her head, knees buckled and she fell right onto her shoulder - had to be carted off. Dehydrated and dizzy as hell

Old Skool I'm sure can tell you as well about shooting NFL football games when you're the host station

Only guys that have it easy physically are all the people sitting in the satellite truck, where it's a cool 70 degrees


Now, if you want to take my place when we head up to DC this Thursday for the final pre-season game, it's all good. I dunno how good you are at shooting field eye level handheld camera the entire game, but if you're down to do it, I'll hook you up with my boss, haha

Then again, you might get in one of the rental cars we have up there waiting for us and go watch the Lingerie Bowl instead ... don't lie


Six

Here's a pic I took with my cell phone when we were setting up the high rooftop bumpshot camera

http://i56.tinypic.com/13zpowg.jpg


It's on a small walkway, just across from the top level of the stands of the south west endzone

When it's breezy up there, you really feel it

Montreal-Cane


Longtime national recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said by “locking in the positives.’’

"The first thing Miami has to do is give Golden an extension to his contract — guarantee him like five, six, seven years, which could help him and help the school weather the storm,’’ Lemming said. “The recruits all have faith in him. You talk to recruits, they all love the guy. Coaches have already embraced him in Dade and Broward County, which is remarkable since many did like Randy [Shannon] too.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/08/28/2379575/newcomers-key-to-weather-storm.html#ixzz1WPD5ebR9

solarcane

A lot of young guys will be playing in the game vs. Maryland...Chickillo, Dorsett, Perryman.....says Golden

solarcane

Joe: Do you expect any word from the NCAA soon?
golden "We expect in the next 48 hours we hear something"

solarcane

Golden also says Spencer Whipple has gotten more work of late. And he says NCAA has not told school of any clearings.

canechic

Solar that baby is adorable! :)

Just reading not blogging but that cute face required a compliment!

Have a great day!

PS Fran get better and remember I am not that far if you need anything.
Mary Lou hang in there!
TLuv - EmergenC and green tea!

UMike

Is anyone else worried about Figs starting at tackle?

SOUP

Then again, you might get in one of the rental cars we have up there waiting for us and go watch the Lingerie Bowl instead ... don't lie.

Posted by: Six | August 29, 2011 at 12:50 AM

I've got season tix to the Lingerie League already so I'm good there. LOL

SOUP

Is anyone else worried about Figs starting at tackle?

Posted by: UMike | August 29, 2011 at 08:52 AM

Worry is like a rocking chair.

Keeps U busy, but gets U nowhere.

SOUP

TLuv - EmergenC and green tea!

Posted by: canechic | August 29, 2011 at 08:44 AM

Good advice, I second that!

Da U N Houston

UMike, i thought the same thing. Let's hope he is there to build depth. There was so much hoopla about Bunche un-seating SH, now Figs is suppose to be taking over? Man i remember a couple years back when they moved him to RT...didn't look pretty

UMike

Figs is like 32yo and he looked horrible at RT last year...idk lol

Old Skool

I've got season tix to the Lingerie League already so I'm good there. LOL

Posted by: SOUP | August 29, 2011 at 09:14 AM

Are those front row seats or back door?

slingblade

Anyone else hearing that morris is one of the 8?

Ohio_Cane

Anyone else hearing that morris is one of the 8?

Posted by: slingblade | August 29, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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No.

UpNorthCane

How dumb is the front office of the Miami Dolphins?

A gator reunion night? are you kidding me? that sh** is stupid

SinisterCane

Ross lead Phins are the most worthless organization in team sports history

SinisterCane

Ross is not playing with a full deck

UpNorthCane

Ross and anyone involved with that piece of Sh** desicion should be beaten plain and simple... ridiculous the 91 and 01 canes team should show up and stand right in the middle of that field and let them know whats really good!!

j.w.

Figs at LT? has me SMH. I'll trust in Golden and Kehoe, but my expectations aren't very high.

JameriCANE

or anybody else who has not gotten one.....I am glad to share with anybody. Been lucky last 2 weeks....survived a quake, hurricane, works picked up, and won on here. Lifes pretty good, Huh?

Posted by: VA Cane | August 28, 2011 at 03:10 PM

Must...get...Canespace...shirt!!! 3XL...AAARRGGHHH!!!

Ohio_Cane

#UM says Cory White is out for season (knee). B. Ayles, C. Porter, L. Robinson, S. Green, S. Henderson out vs Maryland because of injury

Ohio_Cane

Miller-Degnan - It's now official #UM #Canes fans: "upper extremity" and "lower extremity" are words of the past.


LMAO!

Ohio_Cane

Gorten - With Porter and Robinson out, I'm guessing you might see DE/DT Olsen Pierre at tackle as well.

Da U N Houston

Can B Washington play DT/NG?.......interior line is looking slim......Good thing this is Maryland and not GT or VT

orange 'n green in the vein

Yeah, about the DT depth, looks like 3-4 is going to end up being the base D this year by default. This is not good. Ayles, still worthless and now can't even get on the field to prove it the case. I wish Brandon Harris had stayed instead.

UpNorthCane

no no B washington can not do that or else were gonna have qbs leaving in body bags after each snap

UMike

Has S. Green ever played a snap? poor kid

Ohio_Cane

Behind the Facemask: Jacory Harris

"Jacory Harris | Quarterback | Senior | Miami, Fla.

People might be surprised to know that I’m an all-around guy. I play football, but I can also play basketball. I pretty much try and play every sport. I can dance, I can sing, I can rap. I want to be an actor. In high school, I was doing the whole medical program, taking classes here at UM, and that was my love. I didn’t think it would fit well in college, based on the busy schedule of football, so I decided to stick with football. That’s why I’m here now.

My favorite song right now is “Trust Issues” by Drake. It speaks about having trust issues with women and people in general. That’s my favorite song out right now. It’s probably Stephen Morris’ favorite song too (laughs). Me and Stephen listen to the same things.

I always tell myself I want to get married before I have an opportunity to make it professional, but I’m trying to work that one out (laughs).

My favorite thing about being part of the U Family is just being around my teammates. I’ve had best friends I grew up with since I was eight years old, and now that they’re not around me 24/7 like we had been all of our lives, I look at my teammates for that. I don’t have any problems with anyone on the team. I’ve never had any problems with anybody. I like all of them, and they’re my brothers, because these are the guys I see every day. These are the guys that make me smile; keep me happy when anything goes wrong, and the people I hang out with. They’re my brothers.

At the U, I’ve learned so much from my past experiences. From an outside of football point of view, I’ve learned who’s really by my side through thick and thin. I’ve learned family is first. I’ve realized that the grass is not always greener on the other side, and you have to go through some things to realize where you want to be. Growing up, probably since seventh grade, I never lost a game as a starter. Coming to college and losing in my first game as a starter, it makes you look at things in a different light. You think maybe I needed to go through this. The season I had last year went from being me nominated at the beginning of the season as a Heisman candidate to having a bad season and getting knocked around by injuries. Ending the way it did in the Sun Bowl, I think it humbled me. It made me realize a lot of things, and there are a lot of people who were with me before who are no longer here anymore. It helped me a lot. It helped me be positive, helped me realize that keeping a smile on your face will get you through everything.

One thing everyone should know about Miami football is that we’re some hard-working guys. We’re also a cross-country team, because we can run for days. We would probably beat any cross-country team if they lined up against us (laughs). We’re just a fun team. We’re like a big boy band, we all have special talents and we all want them to be shown. We all like to have fun, and that’s how we are. It’s just about unity.

Miami Northwestern is the greatest. It’s the greatest high school program there is. We always have talent there, and we always produce a lot of kids, but I think since it’s in the inner city, and there’s not a lot of structure, a lot of kids get lost in the mix of everything. School’s not always the top priority for kids there. It’s usually football, and if football doesn’t work, they turn to the streets. I feel like if that mentality could change at Miami Northwestern, then we’ll be even more recognized as a great school and a great place.

The song no one would believe I have on my iPod is “You Smile” by Justin Bieber. I have his whole album, and I went to the movies to go see him (laughs). He worked hard to get to where he is, so I can respect that.

No one can believe I’m afraid of bugs. I hate wasps, and if I see a bee anywhere on the football field, I’ll start running (laughs). I’m telling the truth. If I were under center and there was one on Tyler Horn’s back, I would literally not take the snap. I’d go to shotgun and find a way around it (laughs). I’ve been stung three times, and I think mentally it messed me up, because I hate bees. I hate them.

I’m afraid of spiders. I actually got one tattooed on my hand to face my fears, but it still didn't work. Me and my father, we’re scared of the same thing. There was a spider in the house once, and that’s the only time I’ve seen him act like that. He wouldn’t touch anything, he doesn’t like them. He grew up in the inner city in the projects, and he was always freaked out by them.

If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be my best friend that passed away. He passed away when I was in tenth grade, and it pretty much changed my whole outlook. The reason I kept playing football was because he played football with us, and he was the one who really wanted me to play quarterback. I used to play around the neighborhood, but I never thought I was good enough to actually play. He helped me get to the necessary mentality. He would be the one I would want to spend a day with.

The best advice is something I say every day to my teammates, which is to stay positive and always look in the mirror at what you could have done better. If you stay positive and you do that, you’ll never have a reason to blame anyone else. I spent most of last season trying to find ways not to put it on myself, but I pretty much now see it that if something bad happens, I could have done something better to help myself. I could have watched more film, I could have done this, I could have done that. You have to keep on fighting and keep on taking the positive things that you improve on, and then you’ll be at one with yourself. It’s easy to blame the coaches, but you’re the one who’s in your situation, so you have to help yourself get out of it. When you think positive, only positive things come out of it.

Coach Fisch is an interesting guy. He’s pretty young. He just turned 35. He keeps everything interesting when it comes to football. It makes you want to learn more every day. You go into practice actually happy to be there and willing and ready to work and give your all for him. He brings it out of me. He’s the type of guy that everybody can really rally around and play for. He stays positive about everything, and there’s a lot of negativity he doesn’t focus on. No matter what, it’s a fun quarterback room and it’s all smiles in there.

Competition is what it is. It’s exactly what it means. It’s about going against someone who really wants your job, or trying to get that person’s job. I feel like the world is a competition. Everything in life is a competition. No matter what, you’re trying to get to the top. You have to keep working to be on top, no matter what you’re doing. I feel that’s how it is on the field, between me, Stephen, Spencer Whipple and Ryan Williams, it’s a competition everyday out there. We compete in drills, in 7-on-7. Even though I’m a three-year starter here, I could be a Heisman winner, anything, it doesn’t matter, I wouldn’t think I’m the first one to go. I’m always going to give everybody an opportunity. Me and Stephen play rock, paper, scissors every day to decide who goes first in drills. It’s a competition, always. Everybody needs equal opportunity, I’m not the type to say I’m getting this many reps or that many reps. Everybody has fun, and we get equal amount of time out there, it’s about the best man winning. I’ve been competing since my freshman year here, going into my sophomore year and even now. Competition brings out the best in you.

Miami is a city that loves and hates you at the same time. It’s kind of weird and it’s kind of crazy, but last year I didn’t see it that way. I put it as a city that hates you. The people here want to see their team do well, and they want to see you do well also. They’re mad for you, they’re not mad at you. It’s a cool city, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

I played a lot of receiver in the streets growing up. When I used to pass the ball in the street, people always said I should play quarterback. My friend who passed, he was like an older brother but he wasn’t that much older. He was the most mature out of the bunch, and he sat me down and told me I should really think about playing quarterback. When I came to JV my ninth grade year, I was out there and one of my coaches knew I could throw. I was at receiver, and quarterbacks were throwing the ball behind us. The coach told me to come and show them how it’s done. I was doing it just to play around, but I completed a couple of passes and from that day on I never played receiver again. That’s why I have it in my heart every time I get on the field, I know I can play receiver. I can run routes as crisp as the other guys, and if the ball’s in my area, I know I can get it. That’s when everything started though. I went 5-0 and got moved up to the varsity level. I came in as the second-string quarterback in tenth grade, played in five games and threw five touchdowns to Tommy Streeter. Since junior year of high school, the rest is history.

No matter where you play, you never hear the crowd. It’s not even on your mind. I don’t know why, because it’s loud, but you hear the offensive line tell you to speak up a little bit and you don’t even think it’s that loud. You step into another realm. The fans aren’t there, everything around you is black, and you just have the field and the coaches and that’s it. The only time you recognize that the fans are there is when you get to the sidelines and you step out of that realm. Then you start to hear everything. Other than that, being on the field is like being in a movie. It’s exciting, and it’s sometimes scary, when you see guys that are 300 pounds running at you. The good part is, I get to talk a lot of trash being the smallest. They’ll say, “we’re going to get you, we’re going to take you out of this game.” But when you take a nasty hit and get right back up, that’s when I start talking. Next thing you know you’ll throw a touchdown over their head. It’s fun how you can mentally mess with people like that. It’s fun being on the field.

Some people call the offensive line “the big uglies.” That’s what Jon Gruden told me at the Madden camp, he asked how my “big uglies” were doing. I told him, those aren’t my “big uglies”, those are my big babies. They’re the softest people on the team. They’re the most physical, but they’re the softest. I want to be on the front of the Wheaties box with them. I always tell them, I say we’re going to pose together on front of a Wheaties box. Hopefully we can make that true. I like those guys, they take care of me. They protect me. And at the same time, they love me, and I love them.

I was raised in a good home. I was fortunate enough to have my mother and my father with me, and I had my brother and my sisters. They’re a great family. I didn’t live in the inner city, but I didn’t live in a good neighborhood either. My neighborhood still had kids that had to deal with a lot of things inner city kids deal with, just not as much. I grew up moving a lot, probably from when I was born up until eighth grade. I moved six or seven times in that span. I first lived with my mother’s mother, then I moved in with my father’s mother, then into apartments, then back with my mother’s mother. We finally moved into where we are now, in Carol City, which is where we’ve been for a while.

Playing football has given me a great window of opportunity. I’m the type of guy to make sure I have good relationships with everybody. I never burn any bridges with anyone, at least not on purpose. I’m a pretty good guy, so I make sure I maintain the good relationships I have with people.

The Golden Era is going to be a great era. He started off with U Tough, getting the best out of us, and it brought the best out of me and it showed me where I can be and how hard I can work. He’s a great coach. He’s someone who’s inspirational. He’s very passionate about what he does. He loves football, and he wants to make sure that we love the game of football. Everything we learn, we have a test on. We have to know the pillars, different fight songs, things about being better conditioned, about being tougher and smarter. Some people at the beginning looked at it and thought about what it would help us do. But if you can learn all of that stuff, and take the time to learn it, then it shows you that you can always spend the extra time to learn stuff on and off the field. It’s about unity among the team. I believe that in life, the small things make the big things work. The things we’re learning now are going to help us further down the line, and outside of football, later in life."

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/082911aac.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

dj moonbat

Yeah, about the DT depth, looks like 3-4 is going to end up being the base D this year by default. This is not good.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | August 29, 2011 at 01:31 PM


Yeah, Forston isn't really a wide enough load to be a true NT. Regis either. With Robinson and Porter out, does UM even have any other "NTs"?

D'Onofrio better be one creative dude.

UpNorthCane

guys we have "the PLUG" the juco transfer

pre83

I know it is a whole different era now, however, when the Canes played for their first NC against Nebraska in 1983, a huge storyline for the game was the degree to which Miami was outweighed by Nebraska on both the O and D Lines.

While Nebraska did end up putting up 30 that game, it was one of the lower totals of the season for them.

If the Canes can scheme well against one of the best CFB teams of all-time, you have to believe they can do it against MD.

Are the injuries to Porter and L. Robinson serious/long term?

Ohio_Cane

UM receiver Tommy Streeter may finally get his chance to shine. http://bit.ly/nHn34v

Big Daddy Cane

Are the injuries to Porter and L. Robinson serious/long term?

C. Porter has a seriously injured middle finger.

L. Robinson was seen on crutches after the last scrimmage.

pre83

THX, BDC!!

CGNC

C. Porter has a seriously injured middle finger.

Posted by: Big Daddy Cane | August 29, 2011 at 02:34 PM

Lots of us do after Lil Madoff's story came out

3G Cane

How could anyone forget about the PLUG? I dont expect that swamp lizard Gorten to know, even though it is his effin job to know, but C'MON

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dj moonbat

How could anyone forget about the PLUG?

Posted by: 3G Cane | August 29, 2011 at 03:34 PM


Although he has a memorable nickname, I totally forgot the guy because i have never seen him play football.

Felipe.

Figs made that Pitt DE look like Richard Dent. Not too keen on moving him to LT when he couldn't handle the athleticism at RT.

Felipe.

"He's doing a great job," Spence said of Futch. "He's already been physical, but he's picking up the mental part of the game."

Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2011/08/figueroa-leads-at-left-tackle-futch-backing-up-spence-more-news-notes-from-um-media-day.html#ixzz1WRyMxkvS

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Mental LB flops: C.J. Holton, Ramon Buchanan (who has still been above average due to athleticism), and Jordan Futch. At least Futch is "starting to get it" in what his final year? SMH.

Montreal-Cane

Ray Lewis: His Journey (Talking to Miami Hurricane Players)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39b-SMm4CD0

Warcane

J.W u beat me to it . Don't always agree with Whitlock but he nailed it with this article . Good read and it's about time someone other than a cane fan stood up and called out yahoo and Robinson

Montreal-Cane

J.W. You did beat me also!

j.w.

Got lucky, war! It is a really good read.

j.w.

And Lucky to beat you, Montreal!

Old Skool

Something smells here or at the very least perhaps it's a new definition of 'chutzpah'

Here's what Rivals is promoting:

Today we introduce a new feature to CaneSport.com and CaneSport Magazine called "Mind Games." coping with the NCAA investigation.

The problem, at the moment, is not so much the NCAA investigation (that hammer will fall at a future time), but all the media hyperbole that goes with it.

So who broke the story to the general press? Yahoo Sports. Who made their investigative bones on the Miami program? Yahoo Sports.
Who owns Rivals? Yahoo Sports.

So now Yahoo Sports wants to help us cope with the fallout. How nice. Why thank you. You're too kind.

The best analogy I can come up with is Yahoo Sports is like a nuclear power company. We release radiation into the air. Now we'll sell you a treatment for radiation sickness just to show that we're good guys because we didn't cause the tsunami.

360Canes

Shapiro is not coming to SoFlo. They are "awaiting his redesignation."

solarcane

Teddy Bridgewater starting QB on CBS Freshman All America Team

solarcane

Offense

QB -- Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
RB -- Isaiah Crowell, Georgia
RB -- Savon Huggins, Rutgers
WR -- Sammy Watkins, Clemson
WR -- Marqise Lee, USC
TE -- Nick O'Leary, Florida State
OL -- La'El Collins, LSU
OL -- Tyler Moore, Nebraska
OL -- Mitch Smothers, Arkansas
OL -- Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
C -- Reese Dismukes, Auburn

Defense

DE -- Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DE -- Aaron Lynch, Notre Dame
DT -- Viliami Moala, Cal
DT -- Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
LB -- Tony Steward, Clemson
LB -- C.J. Johnson, Mississippi State
LB -- Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
DB -- Marcus Roberson, Florida
DB -- Wayne Lyons, Stanford
DB -- Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
DB -- Enrique Florence, Auburn

Special teams

K -- Andre Heidari, USC
P -- Pablo Beltran, Navy
All-Purpose -- De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon


solarcane

Shouldn't FRESMAN All America teams be selected after the season?
How are you a college Freshman All American without taking a college snap?

solarcane


steve
4:33 p.m. EDT, August 29, 2011
CORAL GABLES— Hurricanes coach Al Golden said in a radio interview Monday that he expected to hear the fate of his ineligible players in the next 48 hours.

Golden also told WQAM-560 he would find out early Monday if the NCAA had any follow-up questions before deciding on reinstatement.

He said the eight players who've been declared ineligible by the school haven't received as many reps in practice, so backups could be prepared in case those players aren't cleared before Monday's season opener at Maryland.

"There's nobody sitting here today, saying, 'Is so and so going to play?' We're just moving forward. We're not in panic mode," Golden said.

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Spencer Whipple, who would be the No. 2 QB behind Stephen Morris should Jacory Harris not be reinstated, has gotten "considerably more reps." The Hurricanes didn't practice Monday, and won't do so again until Wednesday.

Quick hits

--- Golden said of OT Seantrel Henderson, who had back surgery three weeks ago: "There's a good chance we'll see him again this year."

--- UM released its injury report: TE Cory White (knee) is out for the season. TE Blake Ayles, DTs Curtis Porter and Luther Robinson, DL Shayon Green and Henderson are out for the Maryland game.

--- Junior college transfer DT Darius Smith is expected to play a lot in the opener, as are freshmen LBs Gionni Paul and Denzel Perryman, and freshman DE Anthony Chickillo.

--- It appears junior Jake Wieclaw has won the place-kicking job over freshman Matt Goudis.

--- Golden gave his support to school president Donna Shalala: "People are taking shots at President Shalala. You don't want any other president in this country leading this right now than President Shalala. I promise you that."

Texascane

Isn't USC on "double secret probation"...how did they get two on that team...start an investigation...

Alberto

Whitlock nailed it. Great article. Robinson is a Scu....g. Hope somebody sues him for false accusations. It´s hard to believe Yahoo would hire such an imbecil. Can't wait to see him sleeping next to NS.

Texascane

Has Golden said anything about those "internal suspensions" that were mentioned in the Spring...or can we just file those away...

SOUP

Shouldn't FRESMAN All America teams be selected after the season?
How are you a college Freshman All American without taking a college snap?

Posted by: solarcane | August 29, 2011 at 05:41 PM

It's the STAR rating system don't U know!

HYPE is a four letter word.

SOUP

Has Golden said anything about those "internal suspensions" that were mentioned in the Spring...or can we just file those away...

Posted by: Texascane | August 29, 2011 at 05:58 PM

Not a word. Interesting, but the only thing he did say was: "We keep those things in-house."

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