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July 28, 2012

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longtimecanefan

yeh, another first

Hassan

2nd

TJL

tres

canesteeler

fourth

Hassan

Fif

usagainsttheworld

melvin bratton, andre johnson, smiley

CaneRock

Ethnic Sands!!! YEAH!!!

Felipe

DVD (8)

j.w.

Hassan- best of luck, my friend, you and your family are in my prayers.

Q

Hmmm

Q

Ken Dorsey !!!!

TJL

Lester Williams & John Swain!

CGNC

Hassan, sorry about your dad. Thoughts and prayers sent your way

CGNC

I seriously want to move to south Florida. Yesterday.

Posted by: LB | July 28, 2012 at 11:47 AM

LOL I have my house up for sale for the same reason - Palm Beach County here I come

CoCane

^^^ I need to start hangin out in da 561...

roachcane77

Wow... picking seats!

The season is getting nearer!

Let's Go Canes!

TJL

LOL I have my house up for sale for the same reason - Palm Beach County here I come

Posted by: CGNC | July 29, 2012 at 08:53 AM

What area are U looking at? I'm in Wellington-lots of horses!

j.w.

PB COunty? Will you have to board your horses, CGNC?

86Cane

Leaving turtle nesting grounds on Vero Beach. Headed back to the CCC in Winter Haven. Catch U all on the flip side.

FACT OF THE DAY: 90% of all endangered Sea Turtles (5 kinds) nest in Florida.

CGNC...90%of Sea Turtles can't be wrong, FLORIDA is where it is at! LOL

TJL...Wellington is very nice. We went through there a few months back and did some scotuing around as a potential future place to live.

CaneRock

### In one of the most notable claims in last week's Yahoo story alleging more UM recruiting violations, Yahoo writer Charles Robinson quoted an unidentified former Canes staffer as saying Sean Allen arranged for Olivier Vernon and Anthony Chickillo to gain entrance to a strip club in Coral Gables Jan. 22, 2011 on Chickillo’s recruiting visit, and that Allen paid for drinks and entertainment that night.
Vernon on Friday vehemently denied that he went to a strip club with Chickillo and said he would be willing to say that under oath. He said Allen “wasn’t with us” and paid for nothing that night.

“It’s not true,” Vernon said, repeating it twice. "We took him out for bowling in Sunset Place. Al Golden and all the coaches stress not to take [recruits] to strip clubs.”

Yahoo cited phone records showing 12 calls between Vernon and Allen that night, but without proof of where they were or whether Allen paid for anything. The question is whether Robinson's anonymous "former UM staffer" has an ax to grind against the program.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2012/07/tidbits-on-the-dolphins-and-canes-offenses-umncaa-news-marlins-chatter.html#storylink=cpy

pre83

Hassan,

I pray for your comfort. I pray your father knows Jesus and is washed in his blood of salvation. I pray for his forgiveness. I pray for his mercy. I pray for his love and the promise of the Gospel to surround your father and family. To bring you comfort and a peace that goes beyond all understanding.
May God bless you, Comfort You and welcome your father by saying it is well, my true and faithful servant.

I am sure he is very proud of you!

We are!

Posted by: OCALACANE | July 28, 2012 at 03:54 PM

AMEN!

Posted by: CaneRock | July 28, 2012 at 05:16 PM

Hassan,
Tho we don't understand,may Jesus presence be felt by all of your family.May God's grace be felt by your Dad.May you receive strength through this trial.

I pray:that you will mount up with wings as eagles,that you shall run and not be weary,and that you walk and not faint.
TRUST man-never give up,never give up!

THE"U"

Posted by: Ucane | July 28, 2012 at 10:38 PM

AMEN! - Hassan, my prayers and God's grace and mercy be with you!

CaneRock

“It’s not true,” Vernon said, repeating it twice. "We took him out for bowling in Sunset Place. Al Golden and all the coaches stress not to take [recruits] to strip clubs.”

Posted by: CaneRock | July 29, 2012 at 11:17 AM

LOL, I love my city, but we have to be the only school in America, whose HC stresses NOT to take an under-age kid to a strip club...IJS!

SlingBlade

LOL I have my house up for sale for the same reason - Palm Beach County here I come

Posted by: CGNC | July 29, 2012 at 08:53 AM

Loxahatchee would be the best area for your horses...thats where im at

Canezitis

Anybody have any thoughts on Sarasota? Where to live, things to do, etc.

roachcane77

Anybody have any thoughts on Sarasota? Where to live, things to do, etc.
Posted by: Canezitis | July 29, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Canezitis,
I live in Englewood, about 45mins. South of Sarasota on the Coast.
If you enjoy golf... you'll enjoy Sarasota... LOTS of golfing & golf courses. Also lots of boating and fishing. The area is still growing... mostly in an eastern direction, (east of I-75.) Lakewood Ranch is an up and coming community out there.
WARNING: The median age group in Sarasota is probably about 70. I'm about to turn 58 and I feel like a youngster around here most of the time.
Having said that, there are also young families around, and plenty of good schools. (Sarasota & Charlotte County schools are always some of the highest scoring Districts in the State.)
Lots of good restaurants... Siesta Key beach has been rated as having the best sand in the world. (If you like beaches.)
If you're just visiting, Mote Marine Lab is a nice half-day attraction. St. Armands Circle is a nice upscale outdoor shopping area.
Ringling Art museum is nice... Overall, it's fairly "touristy" over here.
The biggest draw to me, (having grown up in Miami), is just the slower pace over here. Not as crowded and crazy as the east coast.
It's different though, (in terms of the number of "cultural" choices especially), and I would recommend scouting it out for a weekend AT LEAST though, (unless you already have a job lined up here and are for sure moving in.) With the construction business so "down" right now... there are not many jobs around... no real "industry" per say.
Anyway... it USED to be REAL SEASONAL with snowbirds coming in for the winter and leaving after Easter like clockwork... now, not so much... way more year-round residents.
For the 33 years I've been over here, I've not regretted the move. (Felt more comfortable raising a family over here versus the east coast.)
Hope this helps a little, & Good luck!

canesteeler

Hassan, prayers out and up for your father.

Old Skool

Good Sarasota overview Roach. I'd second everything you said. There's also a pretty good cultural scene in terms of dance, theater (FSU "cough" theater puts on some decent plays), classical music. Hip. Sarasota ain't. Think of it as a Midwestern Boca Raton with an average age 20 years higher

TJL

TJL...Wellington is very nice. We went through there a few months back and did some scotuing around as a potential future place to live.

Posted by: 86Cane | July 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Next time let me know-lunch is on me!

Loxahatchee would be the best area for your horses...thats where im at

Posted by: SlingBlade | July 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Sling-got many friends in Lox-was going to buy there 10 years ago but saw too many pickups with rebel flags!

TJL

TJL

Here's a start

Go to Cousins Restaurant in Charlotte Amelia, St. Thomas for local food which can be very good. Warning: do not drink Mobi, it tastes like cough syrup. Do not order mannish water unless you're feeling particularly macho: that's goat head soup.

The diary over next to the golf course makes some killer milk shakes.

The ferry to St. John is worth it, particularly the ride back at night.

Posted by: Old Skool | July 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Old Skool-went there today-awesome food!! will take the car ferry over to St John's tomorrow-thank U

Old Skool

Glad you liked it. Be aware the established underwater snorkeling trail in the National Park on St. John is so-so at best and can get crowded. I'd explore the island, find my own beach and enjoy.

Here's a wacky/unique/romantic idea that if you have the time and negotiating skills (and are with female company), I might try.
At the end of Hassel Island (which sits on the right of the bay Charlotte Amalia is located on) there an old cannon embankment. Find out what day will be most crowded with cruise ships. Get a picnic dinner and some of your favorite beverage, hire a water taxi/boatman to drop you off very late in the afternoon (and pick you up a couple of hours later). You'll have a private view of the parade of lighted cruise ships as they pass by and chug out to sea. Any of the local retailers or taxi drivers will know the schedules of the various cruise ships.

sebas13

ok guys I need some help here. I just moved knoxville TN from naples fl. I need to know what sites/channel I can watch the Canes and Fins games. my cable provider is comcast . thanks

UMike

Sebas13...I live in chattanooga...last year I watched a lot online at espn3, but a few games were on tv

UMike

Also..u can always listen online at wqam

Old Skool

Good luck on the Fins games. Canes show up on regional feeds (ESPN, ABC) all the time in Knox.

UMike

Sebas...my bad..misread..though u meant canes....my wife found most fin games online

solarcane

sebas

I watched every Canes football game while living in NE Georgia 1-1/2 hours from Tenn last season

http://www.theacc.com/live/

and espn3
and your in

good to see you skool!

out to mow grass

sebas13

great info thanks guys !!! I already saved acc.com live and wqam on my faves list . GO CANES !

86Cane

Vacation is hard. Work is easy.

That is all.

86Cane

Solar and Skool...found dome GREAT kayaking places over on the Indian River and Vero each area. Lots of kayaking trails, mangrove islands, backwater fishing and sea turtle nesting grounds.

Smells like a Canespace WYPT III?

86Cane

Sebas13...here U go:

http://www.miamialumni.net/swflorida

Game watch parties to be announced soon and ALL Canes fans are welcome U do NOT have to be a UMAA member.

The director of the UMAA club there is the former best friend of "The Truth" from back in the day on the blog.

Canezitis

Thanks roach for all the info. I live near palm springs, so we're trying get away from the 70 something age group. We're in our early 30's and feel like we're in our 50's out here. And golf courses we have, but I'm not golfing in 110-120 degree heat:) . We're gonna keep our options open I think until something great comes along that gets us away from 5 mo of 100+ heat and around a younger community.

The Dude

OhioCane,
do you know when our next target is announcing?

The Dude

I seriously cant take anymore of this insomnia, something has to give.

The Dude

Hassan, my wishes for you and your family. In reference to the Sean Taylor link, I kmow I can always close my eyes and watch him running in the rain.

The Dude

That Sean Taylor video also makes me think what in the hell happened to us?

Canezitis

Comparisons will always be made but there will never be another Sean Taylor

LB

Hi all,

Long weekend of shooting and was out. I hope things are good with you, Hassan.

I've got an issue: is there anyway I can find out where to watch all UM games? I know a bunch are on the ESPN family, but is there a weblink for the smaller games (i.e. Bethune-Cookman)? Maybe contact someone in the athletic department?

I'll listen to WQAM if necessary, but I'd rather not.

I'm also curious about the next target. Go Cunningham!

LB

Stargazers' lament: Michael Dyer has been axed from Arkansas State.

That's not a typo. Michael Dyer was dismissed by his own offensive coordinator at Auburn.

http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8213133/michael-dyer-dismissed-arkansas-state-red-wolves

LB

"ACC commissioner John Swofford is equally confident in the ACC’s return to the top. Speaking at the ACC Kickoff on Sunday, he addressed the whole issue of the league’s BCS record.

“I have to believe there will be a day when that 3-12 becomes 12-3,” Swofford said."

Not until UM claims an ACC bid, it won't. See the records.

86Cane

In reference to the Sean Taylor link, I know I can always close my eyes and watch him running in the rain.

Posted by: The Dude | July 30, 2012 at 01:53 AM

There IT is right there.

86Cane

FOR NATIVECANE'S EYES ONLY:

Scalloping is good between Homosassa and Crystal River, says captain Jim Lemke. Gomez Rock and St. Martin Keys have been the most popular areas. It is easier to see the scallops on the outgoing tide.

For more information, visit www.billmiller.com. To book a charter with captain Bill or his son captain Billy, call (813) 363-9927.

Ohio_Cane

In reference to the Sean Taylor link, I know I can always close my eyes and watch him running in the rain.

Posted by: The Dude | July 30, 2012 at 01:53 AM
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THIS x 1000!!!!!!!

Well said, Dude

86Cane

Tap, tap...is this thing on?

Old Skool

OFF TOPIC WARNING:

Don't try this at home:

http://www2.tbo.com/news/outdoors/2012/jul/29/3/airboat-captain-who-lost-hand-charged-with-feeding-ar-445589/

If the guy had only gone on the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland, he would have known better. Disney's jungle guides warn passengers to keep their hands and feet inside the boat because the alligators are always looking for a handout.

Ohio_Cane

Canespace twitter hit 500 followers!

86Cane

Ohio...nice work there!

Montreal-Cane

Another arrest under Urban Meyer

Running back Bri'onte Dunn was one of the stars of Urban Meyer's first recruiting class at Ohio State this year, but Dunn might have to wait a bit longer before actually seeing the field in an Ohio State uniform.

Dunn was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Saturday night.

According to the police, Dunn was pulled over after nearly hitting a patrol car on Saturday.

Inside the car police found less than 200 grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe. Along with the drug citations, Dunn was also hit with citations for not wearing a seat belt and a tail-light violation.

Ohio State has not made an official statement about the case as it continues to gather all the facts. Still, given the punishment handed out to Jake Stoneburner and Jack Mewhort -- both players were suspended indefinitely and removed from their scholarships for obstructing official business -- along with Storm Klein being dismissed from the team for a domestic violence arrest, it would not be surprising to see Dunn be hit with a suspension.

Which would further complicate things for an Ohio State team that's starting to get a bit thin at running back.

Dunn suspension would leave Ohio State with only Carlos Hyde and Rod Smith as backs with playing experience.


http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/19688042/ohio-state-rb-brionte-dunn-charged-with-marijuana-possession

LB

A little too much Jefferson Airplane?

j.w.

Slow day, everyone must be recovering from the Olympics' marathon.

4-Real

Mackenroe Alexander commits 2 FSU. Mackensie is sure 2 follow.

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Mackenro Alexander commits to FSU, but the school might not want him so his status is in limbo? I guess Mackensie did not commit with him.

Ohio_Cane

Josh Newberg - Why the latest #FSU commit is not a commit -- http://ow.ly/cBI4S

86Cane

I've told U once, now I've told U twice... remeber this name:


Tony Pittman

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=6363215

herbieibis

86Cane,
You're right, we will be needing another Rb, when Collins finally decoms.

NativeCane


FOR NATIVECANE'S EYES ONLY:

Scalloping is good between Homosassa and Crystal River, says captain Jim Lemke. Gomez Rock and St. Martin Keys have been the most popular areas. It is easier to see the scallops on the outgoing tide.

Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2012 at 09:47 AM

Gomez will mess up your boat. LOL
Looks like we'll have two flats boats and an Airboat, my son Dallas will guide the fishing trips and I'll guide the scalloping and drinking.

Go Canes!!!

Old Skool

What do you drink Native?

LB

Man, Pittman is PHYSICAL. He reminds me a bit of Alstott. We should get him for special teams smacking alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiJ4-4tc6pg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCjSgZX7Syk

His vision and speed are nice, too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ENjquxc3Do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4hSLtcR1pM

I like him!

4-Real

Pittman would make a great PLAN...... G.

CaneRock

I've told U once, now I've told U twice... remeber this name:


Tony Pittman

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=6363215


Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2012 at 05:44 PM

Here's another kid from the same area, He kinda reminds me of Duke, although DJ was a lil' more shiftier:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJAm4BUT2Vk

NativeCane


What do you drink Native?

Posted by: Old Skool | July 30, 2012 at 06:38 PM

Red Bridge beer mostly, but I also like Angry Orchard hard cider and Crown and seven. (gluten free stuff)


Go Canes!!!

Montreal-Cane

Chinese female swimmer faster than U.S. male counterpart who won the gold ( Ryan Lochte).... raising eyebrows

Who are the best 5 RB in the 2013 class
Who do you think the Canes will sign???

Montreal-Cane

Players leaving Penn State:

North Carolina State released a statement Monday announcing Tim Buckley a safety and a North Carolina native, would join the Wolfpack for the team's first practice Tuesday.

Buckley redshirted last season at Penn State, so he'll have four years of eligibility left.

"The opportunity to come here and play at my state university, so close to home, was something that I couldn't pass up," Buckley said in the statement that made no mention of the scandal.

Other Nittany Lions appear to be at least looking around among them Penn State star running back Silas Redd is strongly leaning toward transferring to USC, sources told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Redd left Los Angeles on Monday after spending lots of time with Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley and wide receiver Robert Woods over the weekend, according to the sources.

Al Golden (the former Penn State TE) still has 2 or 3 scholarships and can exceed the # according to the NCAA.

Ohio_Cane

86Cane,
You're right, we will be needing another Rb, when Collins finally decoms.

Posted by: herbieibis | July 30, 2012 at 05:48 PM
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I don't think he'll "decommit"....

UMike

Ohio ur probably right...just like Northrup...it looks a lot worse to have a kid flip on signing day..and recruits get other info..I think fsu wants him to stay commited..like northrup

86Cane

I'll guide the scalloping and drinking.

Go Canes!!!

Posted by: NativeCane | July 30, 2012 at 05:49 PM

Uh, I don't mean to step on your toes and U can guide the scalloping trip, but as U already know, nobody guides a drinking excursion like I do. I am a highly trained, certified and experienced alcohol consumption expert.

I GOT THIS!

pre83

Solar - Thanks for the shout out the other night. Echoing many of the others - it's great having you around again.

On the matter of beyond the green & orange colored glasses -

As much as it may suck to admit and even at times witness, sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the opponent and focus on getting them the next go 'round.

As well, if another team/conf is good (SEC football), it's not cool to make yourself look like the fool and try to discredit their success for no other reason than you don't like the team and your team once beat them on a consistent basis.

These are all lessons many a 'Spacer can learn by paying attention to your posts: )

I've got a good vibe on this year's Canes team. Excited to get this thing started!

NativeCane


Uh, I don't mean to step on your toes and U can guide the scalloping trip, but as U already know, nobody guides a drinking excursion like I do. I am a highly trained, certified and experienced alcohol consumption expert.

I GOT THIS!

Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2012 at 09:58 PM

You are Truuully a Genius Maaaster! LOL

LB

It's good to see Maurice Hagens coming back. It can only help that the big bruiser is in the lineup for consecutive years.

Oh, and he's a junior.

All quiet on the southern front?

Ohio_Cane

2 more schools have added offers to Michael Ferns (my hometown in Ohio). Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Kid is 6'3, 235 and not even a Junior yet. He'll either be a HUGE LB, or a very good sized TE. Great insticts, great hands.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Michael-Ferns-137345

Ohio_Cane

Rivals - "Friday announcement for 4-star athlete Jayron Kearse. Miami, Clemson or Auburn?"

Ohio_Cane

2 more schools have added offers to Michael Ferns (my hometown in Ohio). Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Kid is 6'3, 235 and not even a Junior yet. He'll either be a HUGE LB, or a very good sized TE. Great insticts, great hands.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Michael-Ferns-137345

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 31, 2012 at 09:05 AM
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Well, just found out he named his "3 finalists"

On Monday, the class of 2014 standout linebacker named Michigan, Notre Dame and Penn State as his three "finalists." While his signing day is nearly 20 months away, the fact that he went out of his way to make the distinction that these are not only three favorites, but the finalists, means that he could be nearing a decision.

Michael is listed as the 5th best inside linebacker in the country for the class of 2014 as well as the 5th overall prospect from Ohio by 247Sports. Michael already holds over 20 offers.

Ohio_Cane

Source: Central Florida football receives one-year postseason bowl ban; men's basketball one-season ban.

herbieibis

What's the over & under on Kearse for Friday?

UMike

Kearse aint coming here

Ohio_Cane

Kearse aint coming here

Posted by: UMike | July 31, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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Agreed. JMO

herbieibis

Yeah, you're probably right. I figure it's back to Auburn. I don't think we can get that lucky, 3 times in one week.

UMike

He might end up at Clemson..their doing some dam good recruiting up there...I can tell you this..you bring a kid to Death Valley on game day..might be enough to convince him..plus your the only show in town..a local celebrity

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane guesses Kearse will choose Auburn.

UMike

I think once you decommit and start looking..Golden pretty much writes you off..and he should..if you give into a high school kid just think of how you will have to cater to him once he is on campus lol

UpNorthCane

This out of New England Patriots training camp......... Does not sound too good


Marcus Forston, defensive line: That the team has only had two days of padded practice makes it difficult to gauge the performances of linemen thus far, but Forston hasn’t done anything to catch my eye – positive or negative.

herbieibis

That sounds about right for him. He did the same thing here.

herbieibis

Kearse, is a tweener anyway. He would have to put on weight to play lb but I think he wants to play offense.

Ohio_Cane

Another PSU player transferring: LB Khairi Fortt has decided to transfer from Penn State to Cal.

Ohio_Cane

^^ Silas Redd to be announcing soon too. Most suspect USC.

Man, USC is gonna be scary.

3G Cane

^^ Silas Redd to be announcing soon too. Most suspect USC.

Man, USC is gonna be scary.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane
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Kind of ironic that they are on probation and have reduced numbers but stand to benefit from someone else getting in trouble...

LB

3/1 odds Kearse chooses Auburn, and decommits from them on NSD or before.

Next.

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"Man, USC is gonna be scary."

They sure look complete, don't they? The schedule isn't horrible, either.

at Stanford (transitioning from Luck)
at Utah (trap game)
vs. Oregon
vs. Arizona State (trap game)
Conference Championship

They're a top 3 team. With Redd, they're 1 or 2.

CGNC

TJL and Sling - I have my sights set on Jupiter Farms - spent some time there in January and loved it.

herbieibis

If USC loses I'll be surprised. They did lose DT Devin Kenard to a knee injury recently. It's nice for them that they just came off their bowl ban. It's always good to be lucky and good.

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