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January 02, 2013

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Old Skool

Huh what

Keoki

Ray Ray = Greatness

nemo2002

3

longtimecanefan

4 spot to start the year

KiriJax

Everywhere you go, Miami is represented. Even here in Kagoshima, Japan, the main university is called Kagoshima University and has a working relationship with The U.
Good luck to James, Smith and Telemaque in the collegiate bowl.

86Cane

CANESPACE RULES APPLY:

1. U gotta show up.
2. U gotta stay 'til the end.
3. Good things will happen.

So, there I am at the Under Armour HS All-Star game practice at Disney and I am standing along the fence looking for UM recruits Kevin Olsen and Artie Burns. I spot them on the adjacent field and walk over to take some photos. I position myself along the rail next to the field and who do I wind up next to?

KEVIN OLSEN'S MOM!

So we strike up the conversation and we have a great chat about Kevin, Greg, their dad and the whole family.

But more on that story tomorrow....

86Cane

Met Jon Bastian from CaneInsider and David Kenyon from Bleacher Report at the UAAA practices today. Oh yeah, and Gary Ferman from Canesport too. It's was ALL good!

roachcane77

SOUP... Forget the blog... you have a NEW #1 PRIORITY JOB!

Find some Canes coaches and get them to call Ray Lewis PRONTO and get him on our coaching staff!

The End.

Jack

I agree with Roach!!

Old Skool

Rivals saying Bain to LSU

86Cane

Rivals saying Bain to LSU

Posted by: Old Skool | January 02, 2013 at 07:23 PM

I have been told that Bain and Kirkland MAY have academic issues that could possibly prevent them from going to UM. I was told at one time that BOTH were going to UM but now I guess only time will tell. Both are good players and we wish them the best wherever they wind up. Maybe one of the HS coaches that reads this blog can clarify?

86Cane

Roach...check this convo out I had with the guy from The Bleacher Report today:

All Star UM coahing staff:

Head Coach: Jimmy Johnson

Defensive Coodinator: Ray Lewis
LB Coach: Mike Barrow
DB Coach: Ed Reed
DL coach: Warren Sapp

Offensive Coordinator: Rob Chudzinski
WR Coach: Michael Irvin
RB Coach: Edgerrin James
OL coach: Art Kehoe
QB Coach: Bernie Kosar or Gino Toretta

Special Teams coach: Don Soldinger

Willie Will in Missouri

No, he's not. Most great players are horrible head coaches, let alone assistant coaches. Ray Ray is the absolute best of all time, but asking him to recruit kids, evaluate hours of film, build relationships with players, high schools, and answer to Golden, all for a fraction of what his salary is right now, is just not going to work. Give him a few years to figure out what he wants to do with the rest of his life before making him a coach.

Posted by: j.w. | January 02, 2013 at 03:49 PM

I have to AGREE wit my man j.w. 100% on this. Michael Jordan was the best to ever play basketball but I wouldn't want him coaching my team or running it.

Great Players = Great Coaches?? Answer, NOT TRUE!!

Jack

Ray is one of the greatest leaders of men, MJ not so much. I think Lewis and Reed will end up coaching at the U, book it!

mi@mic@ne

ha ha turds

Willie Will in Missouri

86,

Did you get the photos of the hot chicks????

If possible get the t-mobile bunny if you can please sir

Willie Will in Missouri

Jack,

Still doesn't make him a good coach. He's proved he's a great player but not coach YET. We don't have time to experiment right now

Old Skool

I imagine Bain will do well there. I just hate to see good S. Florida players wind up at Lower Standards University.

Willie Will in Missouri

Don't know who to go for this game??????

I don't want hurtt to win a damn thang but I don't want muschamp to win a damn thang neither

86Cane

Duke Johnson is Tweeting OUT LOUD against the Gatahs! LOL

86Cane

If possible get the t-mobile bunny if you can please sir.

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | January 02, 2013 at 08:41 PM

Funny U should mention that, she was there doing a promo for T-Mobile. We did lunch, but no photos, that's all I will say.

Tonycane

I think that ray Lewis is tHe exception. He's practically an assistant coach at this point for the ravens anyway. Ray, come home!

roachcane77

I absolutely agree...NOT EVERY good player would make a good coach.

However, I AM SAYING that Ray Lewis will make a GREAT COACH!

He has ALL of the necessary ingredients.

AG HIRE HIM NOW!

86Cane

AG HIRE HIM NOW!

Posted by: roachcane77 | January 02, 2013 at 09:20 PM

EASY! I am working on it.

Imagine this scene: U are a HS LB and Ray Lewis, THE RAY LEWIS, shows up for a home visit. He walks in and refuses to sit down.

Instead he just looks U in the eye and says: "U wanna be the best LB in the history of the NFL? Sign here and come with me."

NEXT!

Brevardcane

That is absolutely awesome to think about.. Ray Lewis coaching at Miami that is

Brevardcane

When does Louisville join the ACC?

KiriJax

Brevardcane, I heard it could be as soon as next year because of the Big East imploding...

Brevardcane

Lewis would probably do the offseason workouts with the players

KiriJax

Gator fans hyperventilating on some boards right now. Hilarious reading.

Brevardcane

TB would be a beast to have to play; especially given our defense and history with him

Terrance Sullivan

The Crocs are pissed I love it.

mi@mic@ne

bridge water is cray quick with a cannon...

Willie Will in Missouri

Funny U should mention that, she was there doing a promo for T-Mobile. We did lunch, but no photos, that's all I will say.

Posted by: 86Cane | January 02, 2013 at 08:56 PM

Are you kiddin me???????????????
If so, DON'T PLAY LIKE THAT

KiriJax

Hurricanes hoops hanging in there. fell behind by 11 now up by 1 with 14 min left in 2nd half. Gotta win this one before ACC play starts.

Montreal-Cane

Louisville How many South Florida players on their roster???

UM How many South Florida players on their roster???

Brevardcane

1) too many
2) not enough

www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000117339359

U knw I kind of remember a few naysayers saying Bridgewater was a watered down Jacory and we dont need him....insert CROW spoon n bowl now eat....tht kid is good and if U dont think Ray Lewis is going to be roaming the sideline in some capacity guess what....insert CROW spoon n bowl now eat again....I had been saying for a while I caught an interview where he specifically said "I Promised my son that when he gets to school its all about him"...as for the good players make horrible coaches yea sure enough but not always...Larry Bird was a good coach..ijs maybe just maybe Ray Lewis II and III can be the spark we need..


RCCF 12%

Panamacitycane

ray lewis will become an analysts for ESPN. he is a clean looking guy that can speak and knows the game of football. I do not see him becoming a coach.

mi@mic@ne

players from south florida playing in Louisville .. go figure.. got to start closing the hole in the fence... making the turds look like a high school team.. lol

The Dude

OVERRATED!!! CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP!!!

I love Florida getting smashed.

Montreal-Cane

Men Basketball Miami wins

Final Canes 76
Lasalle 59

Excellent 2nd half by the Canes.

The Dude

Although I will admit that I want to pull my hair out every time a Miami kid makes a play for Louisville.

Montreal-Cane

Muschamp looks like a mad unclassy man. He looks like a fool on the sideline.

How many criminals on the Florida Gators?

Too many!

Montreal-Cane

Another player from Miam i making a big play.

mi@mic@ne

the turds outweigh ville across the line of scrimmage... its amazing how much speed those dade boys have ... lol

Montreal-Cane

The Folrida Gators...Just a very bad team overall tonight.

mi@mic@ne

http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lou-m-footbl-mtt.html

Read it and weep... its all south florida playas

mi@mic@ne

florida playas

Panamacitycane

this game makes me sad to see all these players from miami, we got the bullets.. just have to make sure they are in our gun... im glad that al golden is rebuilding those bridges that may or may not have been burned because as you can see, no need to go farther north that orlando hahaah

Panamacitycane

http://www.gocards.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lou-m-footbl-mtt.html

Read it and weep... its all south florida playas

Posted by: mi@mic@ne | January 02, 2013 at 11:27 PM


WOW!!!! strong is killing south florida

mi@mic@ne

they got that important puzzle piece with bridge water...it just makes the speed look good.

roachcane77

Imagine this scene: U are a HS LB and Ray Lewis, THE RAY LEWIS, shows up for a home visit. He walks in and refuses to sit down.
Instead he just looks U in the eye and says: "U wanna be the best LB in the history of the NFL? Sign here and come with me."
NEXT!
Posted by: 86Cane | January 02, 2013 at 09:28 PM


"He walks in and refuses to sit down."
LMFAO... My favorite part!

TLuv

UL has one more year in the Big (little) East

Panamacitycane

hey see what happens when you play zone prevent defense? not being negative but lets just say it doesn't work ever.. just play like what you've been winning with..

mi@mic@ne

like the old days... a little lighter but man that was quick lol

Willie Will in Missouri

RCCF,

Ijs that nobody can assume someone will be a great coach just because they were a great player. He might be a great coach but nobody knows yet and can say its a homerun hire. Imo i think he would be great at recruiting right off bat bcuz of who he is but not sure about his coaching skills

mi@mic@ne

turds are the turds .. Louisville.. what have they won? seriously.. they got a long way to go to be the U... lol

Willie Will in Missouri

Louisville,

yall need to change yall name, the only thang louisville about yall is where yall practice and play home games

nemo2002

Good point WW.

The Dude

Look at how many players Ray has brought along. Ed Reed and Bart Scott just to name a couple. He may be a little too demanding for your typical college player though. May be too intense.

The Dude

He commands his locker room unlike any player I have seen in football.

CGNC

Teddy Bridgewater sure is fun to watch. RCCF LOL I remember people saying that stuff about him too.

86Cane

Down go da Gatahs! Tee hee, tee hee...

usagainsttheworld

Louisville How many South Florida players on their roster???

UM How many South Florida players on their roster???

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | January 02, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Nothing more need be said.

KiriJax

Best night in a while! Gators barf up a humongous hairball in the Sugar Bowl, and the Canes show resiliency and wipe out LaSalle in last non-conference game.

Willie Will in Missouri

Dude,

I can't give him credit for Ed Reed, Reed is a beast on his on.

Terrance Sullivan

Canes win, Crocs lose, A Great Night.

BigWindyCane1

A couple of years ago, I read a lot about Bridgewater being a receiver. Some also compared him to Jacory. When I actually saw him play live and up close against teams like Central, I actually began to wonder where those rumors came from. I even recall specifically hearing some guys from the recruiting websites talking to Joe Rose on the sideline and they seemed to agree that Bridgewater was much more talented than any other quarterback in South Florida by far.

Based on what I observed, I concluded that Bridgewater was good enough to play a number of positions, including receiver, and excell. However, Bridgewater was the most gifted and talented of any quarterback coming out of South Florida in recent years, and that includes Geno Smith and Raheem Cato, both of whom are elite quarterbacks in college.

I saw a good arm, good speed, elusiveness, good feel for the game and a knack for making plays. You could see that he was the best player on the field, and that included Amari Cooper, Corvin Lamb, Devonte Freeman from Central and several other players I saw that year.

I give Bridgewater and Louisville a lot of credit, because Bridgewater has developed a lot at Louisville. His ablity to read defenses and he has bulked up some. Bridgewater's raw skills as a quarterback are being developed, and he will only get a lot better. In my view, Bridgewater actually has first round NFL skills as long as he oontinues to develop.

Terrance Sullivan

Hey Crocs, Sorry about your Damn Luck. Our Canes just need to continue the process we will be back kicking Azz and taking names.

Willie Will in Missouri

Nemo,

Thanks. Is that your new years resolution? To agree with me. LOL

BigWindyCane1

Gators looked horrible and exposed tonight. The Crocs have a lot of weaknesses to fix (especially at QB and WR) and Crocs will loose their best RB, LB and maybe a DL and their Safety.

The Canes should return most of their best players at every position. That Canes/Crocs game in early September looks a lot more winnable for the Canes after watching that pathetic Crocs performance tonight.

Barring NCAA sanctions, the Canes should have a very good 2013 season under Golden.

TLuv

The Turds better get over this loss quick cause dem Canes are gonna be ready Sept 7th!!

Old Skool

So, Louisville's team is filled with scholarship mercenaries because the local fanbase is too incompetent, untalented or, otherwise, genetically indisposed to produce good football players.

nemo2002

Nemo,

Thanks. Is that your new years resolution? To agree with me. LOL

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | January 03, 2013 at 01:51 AM

Willie Will, I resolve to always agree with you . . . . whenever you're right!
Here's hoping you have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.
NEMO

nemo2002

So, Louisville's team is filled with scholarship mercenaries because the local fanbase is too incompetent, untalented or, otherwise, genetically indisposed to produce good football players.

Posted by: Old Skool | January 03, 2013 at 06:14 AM

Weak academic standards help too, apparently.

nemo2002

STARS MATTER

Check out this article from USA TODAY:

Loaded 2008 recruiting class fueled Alabama's rise

http://usat.ly/UaXA1R

canezilla

LAST NIGHTS GAME FELT LIKE A NFL GAME.SEEING TEBOW ON THE SIDELINE THE ENTIRE GAME

IraqiCane

^^^^LMFAO^^^

Also "scholarship mercenaries"...Awesomeness!

GO CANES!!!

Old Skool

Zilla
LOL

Ohio_Cane

Louisville - 34 Florida players

Florida - 1 Kentucky player

LOL

Montreal-Cane

Jedd Fisch on Joe Rose this morning.

Very good things will happen at the U.

http://wqam.com/interviews

Ohio_Cane

Jimmy D Smith - Tim Williams reports a 3.0 GPA and a 20 on his ACT. The rumors of grade issues seem to be erroneous.

86Cane

Monty...good stuff with the interview from WQAM. Love to hear that POSITIVE news and a positive attitude is alive and well in Coral Gables.

86Cane

FROM THE ORLANDO SENTINAL:

And like any youngster whose father has decided to retire, Ray III is excited that his dad will have extra time to spend once his career is finished.

"For me it means he'll be around more to see my college games and be involved in my life even more and stuff like that," said the son who many still call Lil Ray.

Ray Lewis III is at the turning stone of his football career. Friday's all-American game marks the pivot of a transitional phase from high school to college football. The younger Lewis has decided to follow in his father's footsteps, at least in career path, and is committed to sign with the University of Miami on National Signing Day (Feb. 6).

He's had impressive success at the high school level, racking up more than 9,000 yards as a running back during his career at LMP, scoring nearly 100 touchdowns. He will be listed as an athlete entering his freshman year at Miami, where he will await summer workouts to see where he fits in as far as his position of the future.

"I'll play wherever," said Lewis III, who has been working out as a slot receiver and running back at the Semper Fi practices. "I'll play wherever I fit in or wherever I can help the team."

NigerianCane

R u guys serious? Louisville? Teddy poo-water? GTFOOH. Louisville players look like high school players; scrawny looking. Do they have a S&C coach? They are definitely FL big 3 left overs. & don't tell me they r fast. It's like saying a black girl has ass: all FL players have speed & all black girls have ass. College football has changed. Like the NFL, u now have to be big, physical & quick. FL looked like they were playing with 4th graders, size-wise. FL lost because their coaches were incompetent. They think they r better than they r. And they r used to playing teams in the SEC that have no offense. Louisville will get murdered in the ACC. They r in for a rude awakening. And what's with teddy? Is he 12? What's with his cross eyes? I'm more than happy with our Stephen Morris. No regrets for not signing Teddy. Stephens better. An what's with their homeless looking coach?

usagainsttheworld

An what's with their homeless looking coach?
Posted by: NigeianCane | January 03, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Dude what are you talking about?

NigerianCane

Their coach looks like an homeless bum. That's what I'm saying.

panamacitycane

Nigerian..as of right now louisville could probably beat everyone in the acc..including fsu and clemson...and their team is young so if anything acc needs to worry about them..unless strong leaves which I think he bolts for nfl in a couple years. Next year miami will be the team in the acc..I feel it...I really do feel like we have everything in place..now just time to execute..oh and hopefully a good recruiting class will help haha

BigWindyCane1

Jedd Fisch on Joe Rose this morning.

Very good things will happen at the U.

http://wqam.com/interviews

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | January 03, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Great quote: "The best thing about college football is the development of the player."

Ohio_Cane

Their coach looks like an homeless bum. That's what I'm saying.

Posted by: NigeianCane | January 03, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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Louisville's coach? Strong is actually a clean looking human being, in my opinion...

RL

Hey nemo2002 take a look at how many 4 & 5 stars that USC has on it's team & ask Kiffy how that's working out for him . Stars don't matter coaching matters

j.w.

Good morning, Canes fans. Ray Ray to ESPN is a done deal? I'm actually surprised by this, I didn't think he'd take any job for a while. I'm hoping he does something mid-week, most of those guys travle to Connecticut on Saturdays to work Sundays, and we do want him at whatever they call Joe Robbie Stadium next year.

86Cane

jw...U need to read the article I posted from the Orlando Sentinal above. There is absolutely NO DOUBT that Ray Lewis WILL BE at his son's games and practices next year.

86Cane

FROM PAPACANE ON TWITTER:

There is a high probability that 2013 4-Stars DE Tim Williams and DE Alquadin Muhammad might end up at Miami. Al Golden keeps grinding.

86Cane

JW...READ BELOW:

No formal announcement is expected until after Baltimore's season, but Lewis is anticipated to play a major role in the network's "Monday Night Countdown" program, along with work for ESPN Radio.

UMike

Luke is suppose to be a Cane fan..but lately he seems like the biggest Golden/UM hater ever! I want to just blow up on him on Twitter..but then he will block me lol..I hope it doesnt effect any local players

86Cane

UMike...It appears that Luke see things through a very narrow focus and often misses the details or the "big picture". I get the feeling he believes he is always right because nobody in his possee ever tells him he is wrong.

UMike

86..how could a high school coach (or corrdinator) NOT know things such has grades, number of players at a position, test scores, limited spots etc play a huge part in who UM takes? lol..I guess since Northwestern is one of only two schools Shannon recruited and had a good relaitonship with, he likes him lol

86Cane

UMike..I have discovered that MOST poeple simply hear what they want to hear, see what they want to see, and believe what they want to believe. Truth and facts be damned! People look for information that fits their pre-exisiting personal beliefs and world view so as to avoid cognitive dissonance, which for some is very difficult and painful to deal with.

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