Legendary singer/song writer Jimmy Buffet wrote a lot of great songs in his day but one of the best had the same chorus line as the title to this article. But this article isn't about a girl from Cincinnati trying to make her way, or a well known Mexican tequilla drink, or about the son of a son of a sailor.
This article is about a just one of many high profile players at a key spot for the 2012 Miami Hurricanes football team: Thomas Finnie.
Finnie is a cornerback with deep roots, family and friends in the 305. He comes from local Central High School in Dade County and he has high hopes of earning a starting position on this year's version of head coach Al Golden's Miami Hurricanes football team.
Truth be told from at least one person's point of view is that the fast and talented Finnie probably should have earned more playing time last year on a team that was desperate for corners.
But Golden, D'Onoforio and crew felt comfortable playing Brandon McGee and Mike Williams for a 6-6 team that seemingly played their games out simply as an end to the top ranked 2008 recruiting class that never could not deliver the team to the promised land.
Well times they are a changing. The 2008 crew and their mediocre ways are long gone and the new blood of tough and talented football players is slowly taking over this team.
And in our view Thomas Finnie is big part of that process. Last season Finnie saw part-time action in 11 games and recorded 11 tackles, 10 were solo efforts and one pass break-up.
Special teams seems to be a lost art in today's five-star football world. Well not too long ago there was time where players like D.J. Williams, Santana Moss, Kellen Winslow and Andre Johnson lived to play on special teams as a way of earning playing time at "The U".
It is no surprise to us that Thomas Finnie won the special teams Most Improved Player Award this Spring at UM. Finnie is an old skool, old style baller and hard worker from the heart of Miami.
We see Finnie, along with LB Denzel Perryman and DE Anthony Chickillo, as nothing less than the heart of the Hurricane defense in 2012.