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May 19, 2012

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TheWhat

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TheWhat

Second too

orange 'n green in the vein

It's worth noting, as good as Greg was at UM, and for my money he's easily one of the top few Coker era signings at both college and the pro level, their brother who was a QB failed to pan out at both ND and UVA. Still, big get for Golden, wonder what this says for the baseball/football prospect from Tampa who committed to play QB, Thompson I guess his name is?

LB

Papa states that an elite WR will follow.

CEO

LB..I'll take WR Jordan Cunningham or WR Richard Benjamin.

Who U got?

LB

I thought the same thing, leaning towards Cunningham. Maybe a Travis Johnson.

If I had to bet, I'd say Cunningham, though.

UMike

You know whats funny...everyone knows that the star system is rated by the amount/quality of the offers a player has...but it looks like that don't count if a player commits to Miami early lol..Keith Bryant has 29 offers according to Rivals and those include Miami, Auburn, Florida,, FSU, UGA, LSU, OSU, Oklahoma, USC and more. If he was not committed, he would be a 4-star

CEO

UMike...don't sweat the small stuff with the star rating system. As U indicated it is only slightly helpful and definitely flawed.

LB...Da Skreetz LOVES him some JC.

I'm jus sayin.

Six

David Thompson is from Miami Westminster Chrisitan

As far as I know, there are no QB prospects here in Tampa other than Chase Litton for the Canes

... and he needs to do some work. Like the kid, but the training table/weight room need to be his best friends


Nice to have a QB with a brain and who also isn't from the state. Kosar, Testaverde, Kelly, Walsh, Dorsey, Torretta, etc.

So far, none of the QBs at Miami who are from the state have been up to par with Erickson

OCALACANE

We would like to thank all the brave men and women who have and do sacrifice there comfort and lives for us in the United States Armed Forces. You are the Greatest Fighting force the world has ever known.

May God hold you in the palm of his hand until you return safely to your families.

Happy Armed Forces Day!

CEO

I'LL HAVE ANOTHER

also wins the Preakness Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby.

Two down, one to go!

CEO

We would like to thank all the brave men and women who have and do sacrifice there comfort and lives for us in the United States Armed Forces.

Posted by: OCALACANE | May 19, 2012 at 06:35 PM

There IT is right there.

LB

"Olsen said it's unlikely he will be an early enrollee."

Boo. We need him early.

Six

pre83 - thoughts and prayers my man

CEO

"Olsen said it's unlikely he will be an early enrollee."

Posted by: LB | May 19, 2012 at 08:06 PM

Instead Olsen will take the time to work on some more material for his stand up comedy routine about why any HS player in his right mind would CHOOSE to go to the arm pit of Florida also known as Gainesville.

Montreal-Cane

In the last few months 46 more NCAA after the scandalat Ohio State...Congrats to Urban Cryer....The report comes on the heels of Meyer upsetting many Big Ten coaches over his aggressive recruiting tactics. Meyer has repeatedly has defended some of his actions as not violating NCAA rules.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/19084409/report-ohio-state-had-46-ncaa-violations-in-past-year

Montreal-Cane

46 more NCAA violations at Ohio State...

CaneRock

### Though a Yahoo story suggested the Big 12 – which has more a lucrative TV deal than the Atlantic Coast Conference – might pursue FSU and UM, two UM Board of Trustee members said it hasn’t been discussed inside UM and they could not envision Miami being interested. One pointed out UM would need to pay more than $15 million in ACC exit fees even if it wanted to move.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/#storylink=cpy

LB

46? Good grief.

I don't see UM jumping. FSU maybe.

Olsen, Dobard, Cunningham?

That's some nice firepower. I'd like to see another TE.

UGoCanes2

The quarterback lineup is coming together nicely.... the more prospects that learn the system the better and more varied choices that can be made ... re quarterbacks.

Now the rest of the story is the mix of other players that will declare before the NCAA does their bidding..

I will say that nothing seems to be slowing down the Golden Express..

Focus... straight ahead.. and commit to excellence with hard work.. Golden ideals.
Go 'Canes.

Montreal-Cane

As ACC commissioner John Swofford deftly put it last August, it’s time for the NCAA to begin addressing the felons as opposed to the jaywalkers, and get ourselves out of this maze of rules that are unenforceable.

TheWhat

Some rumors saying Clemson to big 12 agreed in principal. Don't know if it's true but if it is I think FSU is out as well sooner rather than later. Wonder what Miami and VT will do if that happens?

The Dude

by: OCALACANE | May 19, 2012 at 06:35 PM

GO NAVY!

Scout has Jayron Kearse as a OLB. Rivals has him as a ATH. Is that really what The U will use him as though, an OLB? He looks like he could be a Dwayne Jarrett type to me. Too lean and tall to play OLB. What gives? Anyone know?

The Dude

Also, it seems to me like Coach is cherry picking this class. It seems like we arent taking any chances on getting burned. Maybe Collins? Still early, but off to a great start. Doesnt feel like we are gonna have to be hoping and wishing for some guys this year. We will see.

The Dude

I know the ACC hasnt been good for the last 5-6-7 years or whatever, but it has alot of potential. FSU would be bailing on what is a strong academic, basketball, baseball and potentially great football conference. By the way, do the Noles really want to play Oklahoma again any time soon? Miami and FSU will be national players again I would think. Just a matter of time. VTech, GTech and Clemson are good squads, 10 win teams. Then you get a handful of teams that put together good teams every few years or so. ACC commish better be making sure this thing holds together. ACC is a good conference in alot of regards.

UMike

Scout has Jayron Kearse as a OLB. Rivals has him as a ATH. Is that really what The U will use him as though, an OLB? He looks like he could be a Dwayne Jarrett type to me. Too lean and tall to play OLB. What gives? Anyone know?

Posted by: The Dude | May 20, 2012 at 03:56 AM

Personally, I would be SHOCKED if Kearse keeps his commitment to Miami.

CEO

June 6 #ESPN150 2nd release. Over 1,100 prospects now done. Shaking things up. Expect exits, entries & reshuffling.

June 7 class ranks out.

Can't wait to see this!

CEO

Umike...why do U say that about Kearse?

CEO

North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest will compete in the same bracket of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament this week.

That means one of those baseball teams — or Miami, which is also in the bracket — will advance to next Sunday’s championship game at NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro.

Top-seeded Florida State, Virginia, Clemson and Georgia Tech are in the other four-team bracket.

Teams will compete in pool play Wednesday through Saturday to determine the teams for the title game.

Regular-season play for teams in the conference ended Saturday.

North Carolina is the Coastal Division champion, while Florida State won the Atlantic Division.

Under the pool-play format, each team will play one game against each of the other three opponents in its division. Specific game times will be released today.

UMike

CEO...just got a vibe..especially since recently he said he was "80% committed"...

TonyCane

Why would any major program want to join the Big 12 unless there was more even revenue sharing? The Big 12 is weighted towards Texas, Texas, Texas, and Oklahoma, in that order. Why would a top end program that is running a deficit want to do this?

j.w.

I don't know much about Kearse's personality, but you really think he would bail on us, Umike? Hope Golden can keep him.
Baseball team has a decent draw- they can play with anyone on their side of the bracket. Are we going to get the error-prone, lack of situational hitting Canes or the guys that take advantage of opportunities given to them? Need a good showing to avoid another trip to Gainesville.

UMike

j.w.....I have no insider info here, just a feeling. His from the Fort Myers area where the Canes have been hit or miss. He has a lot of other schools coming on strong and out of the blue says he is "80 percent committed". I know these young kids dont know a thing about commitment (although I think parents should help with that)..it just seems odd. I do like Goldens closing ability an hope I am wrong

The Dude

Is FSU looking to bail because the ACC contract isnt that good? They are 1 of the 2 biggest reasons why it isnt. Miami and FSU are supposed to be top 5 programs every year. If they and Miami had been playing in BCS National Championships, they would get more money.

2002nemo

The CANES ain't going anywhere . . . not with (potentially major) NCAA sanctions loomimg.

mi@mic@ne

The nba officials should be ashamed of themselves. ThroughOUT this series they have let Indiana maul wade and james. Every shot that wade takes in the paint is contested with a shove. Its a wonder that they arent injured like Bosh... Cheating so we wont dominate underneath.. CHEATS!!!

mi@mic@ne

You talk about a team with players that dont have the talent and try to compensate for rough play ...Indiana is like a bull in a china shop ...come on man up!.. call the game even...

TheWhat

The refs will officiate better in Miami. They always give the home team the calls. Not defending them cause that is BS but that's how the nba is unfortunately. Glad the heat pulled the win out. If they can get through this series and get bosh back for the next series they will go to the finals. But the sixers or celtics will use this rough play blue print to play the same way. Hoping the heat can over come the bosh injury and the pacers rough play.

CEO

Can U feel the HEAT!

The Miami Heat save there season with a BIG road win over Indiana.

Willie Will in Nashville

Pacers ain't playing rough they just playing harder

CEO

I don't know if any of U are planning a trip to Central FL anytime soon but if U have YOUNG kids then the place to go is Legoland in Winter Haven.

Tons of stuff for kids 10 and under to do, beautiful botanical gardens area, a water ski show and they also just opened a Water Park for the Summer at LL that kids and their parents will both enjoy to cool off.

I went today just to check it out with the wifey (AAA discount) and we had a fun day on an absolutely GORGEOUS Central FL Spring day.

CEO

Pacers ain't playing rough they just playing harder

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | May 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM

Disagree, just different styles of play.

The Pacers are trying to play like the old bad boy Pistons and the Heat are more like old Chicago or LA. Pacers wanna bump and grind while the Heat wants to run the open floor to let their superior athleticism rule the day.

CaneRock

I think Haslem was key in the win today, He provided the Heat a mid-range game that's been missing since Bosh went down...

CEO

Like any OTHER Internet medium I think Twitter has run its course.

Now SOME people are using it as their TEXT messgaing service and it sucks.

CEO

I think Haslem was key in the win today.

Posted by: CaneRock | May 20, 2012 at 08:22 PM

NO DOUBT.

4-Real

Itu dudes saying we gonna get hammered by NCAA. Your thoughts CEO?

TonyCane

Without giving an SMU-style punishment, what is literally the worst that the NCAA could do? I was thinking about it and perhaps the most stringent (perhaps absurd - hopefully) might be something like:

5 Year Probation, during which:

1) Only 15 scholarships can be offered per season, limiting Miami to a maximum of 60 players

2) No television for three years

3) No bowl appearances for five years

4) Nulification of all victories during the time of violations

5) Forfeiture of all bowl money received during the time of violation

4-Real

Damn Tony!!! It can't no worse than that!!!

Montreal-Cane

Posted by: TonyCane | May 20, 2012 at 09:50 PM

Based on what???

The UM situation is not as bad as North Carolina plus punish the felons who are no longer at UM...UM has been remarkable in it's collaboration with the NCAA...Miami self imposed sanctions and probably more than it needed. In my humble opinion there was no lack of institutional control...I expect 1 more bowl ban and a reduction of 7 to 10 scholarships for 3 years at the most....at the most. I just hope that the NCAA will go after the people who left Coral Gables in a hurry. Why punish the innoncents... the players and the coaches (AD included) that were not there
back then...It's a great opportunity for the NCAA to send the right message and punish the guilty people instead of the innoncents.

Montreal-Cane

I think Haslem was key in the win today.

Posted by: CaneRock | May 20, 2012 at 08:22 PM


Yes sir! That's what Lebron told him right after the game. Now Haslem just put some ice close to your eye and enjoy!

The What

What does ITU base that belief on? Fact is UNC was worse. The one negative that we have is the fact that our story was put out in the media as the worst violations since SMU. So as I've said before in other places, the NCAA will punish UM more to play to the media than the actual violations. But the fact that time has passed and other schools have had violations as well will dull their sword. 1 more bowl ban and 3 years of scholly reductions and 5 years probation. I think they will try to make it look harsh but will not be. And UM has been very forthright and helpful.
One last thing. I think UM officials have had their finger on the pulse in terms of the investigation and where it's heading. And I think al golden telling recruits that the worst is behind UM and not worry about them has a ring of truth to it due to um officials and in turn golden knowing to a certain degree where the investigation is going.

The What

Just my opinion of course.

TonyCane

Basically, just trying to think of a worst-case scenario with someone like Roger Goodell rendering the verdict. Or Terry Porter.

UGoCanes2

I agree. In fact the moves by Miami to work with the NCAA and also sit out a bowl is definitely a Plus for us.
The other factor is the scholly reductions. Based on North Carolina this will not be as devastating as we imagined...The sanctions can only be based on factual data derived from offending players. If the data is deficient in content, then the release will acknowledge Miami's co-operation and I think the sanctions will be much less than anticipated.

Coach Golden is building depth in a hurry because with sanctions looming, our depth at several positions will suffer.. As far as quarterbacks are concerned he is stacking prospects for at least 4 years or more and that should not be a problem..our O line that is another story..we need to load our prospects there and season them for the long haul.

I am not that worried right now based on our compliance and actions post accusations.
The foundation is being built to weather the storm.
Go 'Canes

Ohio_Cane

Just getting back (last night) from my Bachelor Party Weekend Extravaganza! 3 rounds of golf, beers, friends, GREAT weather, some ladies that dance for money, etc.

I did check in some, but didn't post. Did I miss anything besides the Olsen commitment?

LB

"Without giving an SMU-style punishment, what is literally the worst that the NCAA could do? I was thinking about it and perhaps the most stringent (perhaps absurd - hopefully) might be something like:

5 Year Probation, during which:

1) Only 15 scholarships can be offered per season, limiting Miami to a maximum of 60 players

2) No television for three years

3) No bowl appearances for five years

4) Nulification of all victories during the time of violations

5) Forfeiture of all bowl money received during the time of violation"

------------------------------

I can think of worse.

1. Merging with FSU.

Ohio, I still think everyone's basking in the glory. Papa states that KO's commitment will open the floodgates, first with a WR. I think it's probably Cunningham.

Game over.

UMike

I thought I heard/read somewhere months ago that Cunningham was a lock...idk if he will be the WR Papa is speaking of, but I think he is 100% cane.

Ohio_Cane

Manny - UM strength coach Andreu Swasey said WR Phillip Dorsett (4.36) has taken fastest Cane title from CB Brandon McGee

Ohio_Cane

Manny - UM strength coach Andreu Swasey said OL Malcolm Bunche is strongest Cane with 36 reps of 225 pounds

Ohio_Cane

Manny - UM strength coach Andreu Swasey said offseason program Al Golden has installed similar to what Butch Davis ran when he was here

CEO

Itu dudes saying we gonna get hammered by NCAA. Your thoughts CEO?

Posted by: 4-Real | May 20, 2012 at 09:41 PM

They have no sources and are guessing when in fact they know less than U do about the NCAA sanctions situation. Of course there will be some sanctions but not as severe as they make it out to be or as Tony listed above.

I am not going to make predictions about what will or will not happen but will take a wait and see approach and hope for the best. There is NO DOUBT that Miami's cooperation with the investigation will help out.

CEO

WURD ON DA SKREETZ IZ:

1. Yooooo CEO, this boi goin to hit up sh$# bout NCAA and Miami for your peoples. If you decide all can know then you might need to edit some lol.

2. It aint bout the NCAA hatin on Miami, thats just fans tryin to evade real sh$#. Whatever the NCAA hands down to Miami, Miami fully deserves and thats a fact. This boi was born and raised to be a Miami Hurricane and will defend my school with every ounce of life I have in me. I just gotz to be real, this aint got nothin to do with NCAA goin crazy with its rulin.

3. Make sure to read and take to heart everything ITU sayz lol. I mean they got it on point with Jon and Jay Gruden 100% bein the HC and OC at Miami, oops. Only to follow that with them bein 100% sure Trestman (CFL coach) was Miamis HC, oops.

4. Where they did nail it though and shouted it loud and proud, was that TH3, Deon and Tryiq were solid locks to ink with UF, oops again. Yah, they even said Jelani had went silent to FSU and would leave Miami hangin come ink day, oops.

5. Ill drop this as my exit blast to those guessin, no fact m fers. Them b!tches said MoMo would be the starter the entire year cause they had insiders that verified it. That aint just an oops, thats a what the f were they thinkin blast. They write enough bullsh$# they bound to get somethin right lol and then make foolies believin they know everything that goes on with Miami.

6. Heres a fact for some fans who buy into all the sh$# they say. THEY HAVE NOBODY AT PRACTICES OR ANYWHERE NEAR CAMP SWAZ! CEO do you think I made that clear enough lol.

DallasTX Cane

What up 'Spacers?

Article in Sunday's paper here in Dallas...sounds like FSU to Big 12 is on the table as the article addressed the divisions within FSU among faculty, admin & coaches about a move. Faculty is supposidly worried about lower academic standing of Big12 schools as compared to ACC - FSU is ranked back of the pack in ACC, but would be spot-on average academically in Big12. Big12 may be going after other ACC schools, including Miami.

Tie-in article was about agreement by Big12 & SEC to play bowl game - either the champs of both leagues or runners up if champs are playing in the 4 team "playoff". Agreement is move to counter the weight of the Big10-Pac10-Rose Bowl alliance.

Makes me believe the "super-conference" concept isn't dead yet (it looked dead after the Big12 survived the last 2 years). Pac10, Big12, Big10 & SEC. So, where will Miami fit in?

Think of TV ratings & $$...

Big10 vs Pac10 in Rose Bowl
Big12 vs SEC in ??? Bowl
ACC vs ....Big East?!? = snooze bowl

I love the ACC because of the high quality of basketball, baseball and academics. IMO tho, the ACC needs to get aggressive or risk being sidelined (like the Big East) in football - the money-maker. Or, Miami needs to look out for itself and find a different conference for football.

UpNorthCane

Whats going on spacers!!!!

First of all thank you to all of you guys who had suggestions on places to go....

Monkey Jungle was an amazing time with my daughter she enjoyed those monkeys, it was hilarious.

Ate at the Hurricane Bar and grill near downtown Miami pretty delicious. Mangoes was a godo time also with the whole family and for my eyeballs of course lmaoo...

CEO, i stopped by the Allcanes shop got myself some nice shirts and other items and also made my way to the University to take a picture throwing up the U at the entrance sign. if you ever need some pics to add to a blog let me know CEO...,

I miss Miami already

LB

"3. Make sure to read and take to heart everything ITU sayz lol. I mean they got it on point with Jon and Jay Gruden 100% bein the HC and OC at Miami, oops. Only to follow that with them bein 100% sure Trestman (CFL coach) was Miamis HC, oops."

Referring to "those sites:"

Why do people read that nonsense? Moreover, why is anything they say worth commenting on? Ever? Didn't the journalistic credibility of that site and the other friends-o-five stars die in 2009?

Please, people. Stop commenting on them. They're not relevant, accurate, or timely. Mentioning them on this board is insulting. Da Skreetz pretty much summed their entire history up in two sentences.

Ryan Williams! D&D!

UpNorthCane

i meant Hurricane Grill and Wings****

CEO

UpNorth...glad U had a good time in the 305. Email a few of the photos to:

canespace86@aol.com

Ohio_Cane

Brandon Odoi - Canes baseball annouces catcher Peter O'Brien earned first team All-ACC honros while starting pitcher Eric Erickson got the 2nd team nod

Ohio_Cane

Manny - Since taking over the program, #UM coach Al Golden has implemented the 5th Quarter, Black Jerseys, and a combine testing program strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey said has built a new sense of competition: "I think everybody needs rewards and challenges. I've been with four different head coaches. This reminds me more of how Butch [Davis] did it. With Butch we had the morning runs. Here, it's U tough. Competition and development helps guys strive for things and challenges them."

UM coach Al Golden wanted his team to get stronger. And the results in the weight room say they are. According to strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey, there are 36 #Canes who can lift 225 pounds more than 20 times and 7 that can do it over 30 times. Last year at this time, Swasey said he 11 that could lift more than 225 pounds, 20 times. And none more than 30.

CEO

DTX...I am sure that the landscape of college football is and will continue to change but when it comes to four "super" conferences I will believe it when I see it.

UMike

All this conference shifting crap and bogus NCAA rules almost makes me not want be involved with college football any more

Ohio_Cane

Manny - UM WR Phillip Dorsett has impressed strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey the most this off-season. Dorsett has gained 20 pounds since arriving at #UM and his 40 time before testing even began (4.36) was the fastest on the team. "Dorsett is kind of the freak," Swasey said. "He'll be a guy who will really surprise."

Ohio_Cane

Manny - Interesting tidbits on #UM offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson before I go. Asked why he's remained at right tackle and isn't playing left tackle, Henderson told me his injured hip has played a huge factor. "My left hip is kind of weaker than my right so I feel more comfortable kicking with my right [leg]. So, I feel like when I get my strength back in my left hip I'll be versatile again. But until then, I feel comfortable at right [tackle]."

Ohio_Cane

Manny - #UM right tackle Seantrel Henderson has never been a weight room guy. But I was surprised to learn he isn't among the seven on the team lifting 225 pounds more than 30 times. In fact, he's barely scraping by at 20 lifts. Last year Henderson he lifted 225 pounds between 12 and 15 times. "In high school I wasn't a big weight room guy," Henderson said. "I feel like I've improved a lot."

herbieibis

Getting Olsen, now that's what I'm talking about! Been out of the loop the last 5 days, had my knee scoped Wednesday and to hear this news, already makes me feel better.

CGNC

Welcome Kevin Olsen! Question, can he rap like his brother G-reg? LOL!

UMike HA! you will be all into it again when the seaon approaches like me.

CEO

All this conference shifting crap and bogus NCAA rules almost makes me not want be involved with college football any more

Posted by: UMike | May 21, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I feel your pain.

CEO

Last year Henderson he lifted 225 pounds between 12 and 15 times. "In high school I wasn't a big weight room guy," Henderson said. "I feel like I've improved a lot."

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 21, 2012 at 01:09 PM

That's because when U were in HS U were bigger and stronger than everyone U faced. Not so much anymore!

Q

Cant believe that about Seantrel but honestly I can. Jonathan Ogden was about the same. Does anyone know how I can get tickets to the Miami vs Notre Dame game this year? Thanks in advance.

CEO

Q...if U become a Hurricane Club member at $250 level and U are guaranteed tickets. If you are interested email:

j.marks@miami.edu

LB

I wonder who the big seven are.

Ohio_Cane

RIP, Bill Stewart, former WVU HC. Heart attack this morning.

Hassan


SVG and Otis Smith are gone

Ohio_Cane

SVG and Otis Smith are gone

Posted by: Hassan | May 21, 2012 at 03:30 PM
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As expected, Dwight Howard wins. It was either they go, or he does. Obviously the owners would rather them go.

CEO

Ohio/Hassan...what it comes down to is that Van Gundy and Smith are easier to replace than Dwight Howard.

Ohio_Cane

For anyone who cares, 2 books that Coach Golden is reading/loves are "The 4 Disciplines of Execution" and James O'Toole's "Leading Change"

UMike

Holy smokes....idk if this was talked about....but I just turned on the spring game reply...and while they where interviewing golden they showed the players getting off the buss....ray ray was wearing the canespace sean taylor shirt...I'm almost positive

Ohio_Cane

Jacory is now a free agent. Eagles released him.

CEO

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