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January 20, 2013

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laquinton

rip coach

Terrance Sullivan

Rip Coach.

HurricaneWarrior

gore

laquinton

back to that commit that miami just got. remember Muhammad Wilkersom ? no star to 1st rounder.

j.w.

RIp, Coach.
Laquinton, I hear ya. But I also remember Jeremy Brown, Kelvin Cain, Jimmy Gaines signing that one year. Two out of three contributed to a weak D, but we really need more than that. And that's usually about the best you can expect out of these unheralded kids.

orange 'n green in the vein

Tough weekend to be a Hurricane with this news no matter how well a recruiting weekend it turns out to be since that's tempered with the Fisch jumping out the pan already.

TLuv

Posted by: laquinton | January 20, 2013 at 04:54 PM

Not a guarantee, but still helps our chances. Bryant's mom wants him to stay in FL.

Bostwick's mom....
"I had a great time - it's nice," Jay-Ann said. "I know the U is a school he always wanted to go to since he was a little boy. I had a great time with the players and coach Golden also. They were wonderful. Like I told them, we moved from Miami and I never even dreamed Jaynard would have gotten this far in football. Back then it was coming back wasn't an option. But now have reconsidered everything. I explained to coach Golden that I'm okay with his decision (if Bostwick picks UM). The visit put everything in a whole different light."

"I'd said Miami wasn't an option, but now I visited - I saw how he interacted with all the players and it seemed he fit in," Jay-Ann Bostwick said. "And his heart is at the U. I really do believe he'll wind up at Miami."

Golden has an in-home with Bostwick on Thursday

laquinton

those were Shannonites. gaines is a mess. kain shouldn't be on the team and brown is a rapist

TLuv

Frank Gore! 2nd TD of the day!

raizecane

so nobody has any comments about the new NCAA changes??

Triangle cane

RIP coach.

Go Niners!! It has been along time!

Go Ravens!

GO CANES!!!!!

UMike

Raize...I commented on it yesterday...the NCAA doesnt care about how it will effect the kids, its going to get real dirty

Canesteeler

RIP Ron Fraser!

The Dude

I fully expect to get many of these last few recruits and think we will end up with a solid class. I am VERY bummed out that we lost Fisch. The "optimists" can say whatever they want, but losing your OC hurts. Losing Fisch hurts right now A LOT! He was a damn good OC. Could we get an even better one? Sure. But with Fisch we were guaranteed to have a top 10 offense. Now we only have question marks.

Also congrats to Frank Gore, he will be a beast in the Super Bowl. Go Canes!

The Dude

I think I want no part of Ray Lewis tonight.

The Dude

If I were an NFL QB, instead of saying "52 is the Mike" I would say "The greatest LB ever is the Mike" when I played the Ravens.

Terrance Sullivan

Congrats Frank Gore.

Montreal-Cane

Excellent article 86

roachcane77

Nice job 86. Ron Fraser, what an innovator and influence he had at The U, (and College Baseball as a whole.)

He will be missed...

roachcane77

Has there been discussion about Kurt Roper from Duke being courted by AG?

(I've been offline most of the day & heard this in a phone call... )

86Cane

Monty and Roach...thanks!

DeployedDiehardCane

Bad day to be a baseball fan. RIP to all 3 legends who passed on. I can see y'all in that field of dreams upstairs.

Ohio_Cane

Rashard Robinson quietly was a surprise visitor to UM last night. His 2nd time on campus

86, U see that? LOL, I love news like this!

Old Skool

Stan, Earl and Ron all in one weekend.
God's gonna be fielding one heavenly team.

Assuming, Earl doesn't kick dirt on St. Peter's shoes.

DeployedDiehardCane

I'm curious. Did anybody else see that twitter about Jermain Grace and how it was an "even" two team race. I'd post the link but I'm at work and can't go to twitter. Thought that was enjoyable.

DeployedDiehardCane

Rashard Robinson quietly was a surprise visitor to UM last night. His 2nd time on campus

86, U see that? LOL, I love news like this!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 20, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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Considering everyhting else that's happened this weekend, that is AWESOME news. Benn waiting all weekend to hear some news like that. #Flipmode#

orange 'n green in the vein

Just hire someone thoroughly committed to run the ball four times from inside the 10 yard line of the opponent. Jedd always got cute with the double reverse passes and other tricks too often for my liking down there.

The Dude

Tom Brady just took a cheap shot on Ed Reed.

UpNorthCane

Ima give brady the benefit of the doubt on that because he has the ultimate respect for reed and lewis. Its brady being a bad runner and clumsy at slidig ....

roachcane77

Just hire someone thoroughly committed to run the ball four times from inside the 10 yard line of the opponent. Jedd always got cute with the double reverse passes and other tricks too often for my liking down there.
Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 20, 2013 at 08:02 PM

I agree 100%.

Willie Will in Missouri

DL Ufomba Kamalu, 6'5 280

WELCOME TO DA U!!!!!

TLuv

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 20, 2013 at 08:02 PM

True. But our OL got soft within the 10 yard line a few times too. I didn't always have faith in them in short yardage situations. They've let us down a few times. There's no excuses for that this year.

roachcane77

B.S. They should have flagged Brady for that shot... Personal Foul, he could have caused a hyperextended knee on Ed!

Willie Will in Missouri

Rock,

How did I miss out on Erin Andrews in Nashville?? Damn!!

86Cane

Just hire someone thoroughly committed to run the ball four times from inside the 10 yard line of the opponent. Jedd always got cute with the double reverse passes and other tricks too often for my liking down there.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 20, 2013 at 08:02 PM

OMG, I might post this comment 1,000 times!

Jack

I agree Roach, cheap shot by Brady!!

Montreal-Cane

I feel like Ed Reed will return one for a TD in the 2nd half

mhcanesfan

After the 49ers game Frank Gore went out to the sidelines with all of the commentars. The first thing he did was throw up the U. Then they asked him his mind set coming into the game and he said i am from da U and i do what i do. I love that guy.

orange 'n green in the vein

"and he said i am from da U and i do what i do."

I smell royalties! Frank might buy himself a pair of stem cell grown knee joints with the additional proceeds to replace the ones he's still getting by on now and be too fast to catch until he's ran past the dancing star at the top of the rushing record in the pros.

Of all the Hurricanes who have never won a Super Bowl yet, Frank might be at the top of which one I'd like to see do so at the others expense. Him or Reed, really tough call.

86Cane

OGV...the way it went down was like this:

Jimmy Johnson: "Frank we talked before the game and I asked U what U were going to do and what did U say?"

Frank Gore: "I said I was from the U and I was gonna do my thing."

That was the exact quote I heard. Should be on U tube right?

Brevardcane

Pollard is a killer out there.. Reminds me of deon bush. Can't wait to watch him this year.

DeployedDiehardCane
Panamacitycane

:( boo

Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU
Unfortunately, according to @Jon_Bastian, the Rashard Robinson news appears to be untrue. He hung out with people on the visit, 100% LSU

DeployedDiehardCane

:( boo

Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU
Unfortunately, according to @Jon_Bastian, the Rashard Robinson news appears to be untrue. He hung out with people on the visit, 100% LSU

Posted by: Panamacitycane | January 20, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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I'll still keep my eye on that until it's down on ink certified, lol. I was more concerned with the outlook on the uncommitted recruits that came in.

TLuv

Here comes the Harbowl

Jack

RAVENS!!!!!!!!!

Jack

Raaaaay Lewis!

Ed Reeeeeeed!

Willie Will in Missouri

Of all the Hurricanes who have never won a Super Bowl yet, Frank might be at the top of which one I'd like to see do so at the others expense. Him or Reed, really tough call.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 20, 2013 at 08:59 PM

I agree 100%

CGNC

A Harbaugh Bowl - thank you thank you....:-D

TonyCane

Congratulations to Damien Berry and Tommy Streeter as well, two young ex-Hurricanes who now have a chance to get rings.

TLuv

Posted by: 86Cane | January 20, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Agree 100% with the exception of Clements. His role is about what I thought it'd be. He's backed up some pretty good RBs.

TLuv

Ok so this is a question for anyone who got to watch south Florida hs football this year. Who's the best RB out of:

Sony Michel
Dalvin Cook
Joseph Yearby

My friend said Cook was the best by far. Just curious to get someone else's take.

Ohio_Cane

Jamal Carter shut down his recruitment. Called Clemson and cancelled his visit and won't visit anywhere else.

CANE!

BigWindyCane1

Ok so this is a question for anyone who got to watch south Florida hs football this year. Who's the best RB out of:

Sony Michel
Dalvin Cook
Joseph Yearby

My friend said Cook was the best by far. Just curious to get someone else's take.

Posted by: TLuv | January 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM

Its tough because each RB is very different. In comparing the Central RBs, I noticed that Cook and Yearby have different styles. Yearby was more shifty and crafty, while Cook seems to run faster in a straight line. I think Cook may have a faster 40, but Yearby may be a better runner. Still, I think Michel may be better overall and Michel has more potential. I would rank them as from good to best, as Cook, Yearby and Michel. That could change based on next year's performances.

Willie Will in Missouri

Hassan, are we recruiting this kid???

CoCane

Lol!

Talk about Dade county bias. Michel has been considered the best RB in his class since his 8th grade year. HIS 1ST YEAR OF VARSITY BY THE WAY.

CoCane

TLuv,

Let me guess. The person that told you Cook was the best by far is from Dade...

Willie Will in Missouri

Coke, I assume you ridin wit Sony??? Lol

TLuv

Let me guess. The person that told you Cook was the best by far is from Dade...

Posted by: CoCane | January 20, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Lol yea...how'd you know?

TLuv

Cook looks nice but I don't see him as a RB. I think he'll be a DB/KR. Just from what I've seen (which is only highlights) he just relies on athleticism. Michel is a great athlete and has great vision.

Hassan

Hassan, are we recruiting this kid???

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | January 20, 2013 at 11:36 PM
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Not yet, but I am lol the only 2015 RB that has a Canes offer so far is http://www.hudl.com/athlete/784233/highlights/23259404

He is a big back, probably will out grow the position. This other kid though set a national track record running a 50.75 400M as an 11 yr old. is running a 10.6 100M as a 14 yr old.

DeployedDiehardCane

:( boo

Lt. Philip Nolan ‏@TheStateOfTheU
Unfortunately, according to @Jon_Bastian, the Rashard Robinson news appears to be untrue. He hung out with people on the visit, 100% LSU

Posted by: Panamacitycane | January 20, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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Ohio what's ur take on this? I've read a lot of conflicting reports regarding this. Lots of people trashing this Jon Bastian guy too. Comments funny as hell.

Terrance Sullivan

Really hope Ed Reed gets a ring. Go Ravens.

j.w.

What a great Super Bowl bowl for Canes Dana, and coaches: we get essentially a free two week infomercial as we approach NSD. Think about all the great stories about Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and Frank Gore we'll see and hear. :)

UMike

From Rivals..

Adam Friedman, Mid-Atlantic: It wasn't necessarily a surprise that Al-Quadin Muhammad did well at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, but I didn't think he would do as well as he did. Being as skinny as he is, I thought Muhammad would have a tough time with the big offensive linemen in San Antonio. That wasn't the case. In reality, Muhammad's quickness off the line, overall speed and surprising strength gave the offensive linemen fits. We underestimated Muhammad at first, but he has earned a bump in the rankings every time we updated them since August for good reason.

canezilla

How did I miss out on Erin Andrews in Nashville?? Damn!!

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | January 20, 2013 at 08:08 PM
YEA U COULD OF GAVE HER A DEEP FRIED BACON DOUBLE CORNBREAD CHEESEBURGER..PUT SOME MEAT ON THOSE BONES

UMike

Kamalu, rated a 2-star prospect by Rivals.com and a three-star by ESPN, will reportedly cancel planned visits to West Virginia and Auburn now that he's committed to UM. Canesport.com reported Kamalu could play defensive end, tackle or tight end at Miami - coaches will put him at the position where he can get on the field quickest.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/01/canes-land-commitment-from-nigerian-born-juco-defensive-lineman.html#storylink=cpy

TJL

I'm a Dade county guy but have to go with Michel

UMike

Correct me if I am wrong...but if former coaches were contact about their allegeed violations..wouldnt that suggest Miami got their NOA letter?

86Cane


Correct me if I am wrong...but if former coaches were contact about their allegeed violations..wouldnt that suggest Miami got their NOA letter?

Posted by: UMike | January 21, 2013 at 08:42 AM

Basically correct.

UM just chose not to say anything about it which IMHO was a BAD move because on Friday they had ALL the cover they needed with the Teo and Armstrong stories out there dominating the headlines.

Anytime U wanna release bad news it is always best to do so on Friday late PM so the story dies over the weekend.

Jack

Good question UMike!

I think they may be sitting on it and will release info when they feel the timming is right. 2013 Canes gonna be good!

UMike

Thankfully we are a private University and don't HAVE to release anything. Maybe it wasn't as bad as they thought lol

86Cane

FROM TWITTER:

The starting Super Bowl QBs played their college ball at Nevada and Delaware. Remember that on signing day.

canesteelers

My loyalty to my hometown Steelers will not permit me to root for a Ravens victory. I am happy ray made it to the SB however I am for the Niners.

UMike

From Barry Jackson..

### Several former UM coaches were briefed on their violations last week, and one who expected to be punished for recruiting rules-breaking said there were no surprises in what he was told. But the NCAA forbids them from discussing it.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/01/financial-decisions-loom-for-heat-dolphins-marlins-fins-um-chatter.html#storylink=cpy

canesteelers

Flacco was originally with the Pitt Panthers and he transferred after they made Tyler Palko the starting QB.

Ohio_Cane

Ohio what's ur take on this? I've read a lot of conflicting reports regarding this. Lots of people trashing this Jon Bastian guy too. Comments funny as hell.

Posted by: DeployedDiehardCane | January 21, 2013 at 01:24 AM
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I don't know what to think, honestly. Jon Bastian is always on top of his info and recruiting.

However, Pete Ariz did an interview with Jamal Carter. Jamal is the one who mentioned Robinson being there. I don't see why he or Pete would just make that up.

UMike

Ohio what's ur take on this? I've read a lot of conflicting reports regarding this. Lots of people trashing this Jon Bastian guy too. Comments funny as hell.

Posted by: DeployedDiehardCane | January 21, 2013 at 01:24 AM
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I don't know what to think, honestly. Jon Bastian is always on top of his info and recruiting.

However, Pete Ariz did an interview with Jamal Carter. Jamal is the one who mentioned Robinson being there. I don't see why he or Pete would just make that up.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 21, 2013 at 09:29 AM

I think its all in the wording. He was there hanging out with recruits..but not actually on a VISIT..and of cours he is going to say he is 100% LSU, he is still comitted there. Even if "just hanging" with recruits..still looks good for us. Why would he go to Miami and hang if he wasnt at least interested. He could easily have made it an official and got all the luxuries the other kids got, but didnt, just went and hung out. Maybe he will make an official before signing day.

Ohio_Cane

Pete Ariz - He was hanging with the other recruits and players last night, 100% confirmed. Whether or not that was on campus, who knows? But most of the visit is off-campus anyways.

86Cane

Thanks to our blog friend Anthony Mathis who went to Ocala and visited Great American Coffee Roasters I now have Canespace T-shirts for those who I promised shirts to or who want to buy them.

I also have FREE engraved Canespace coffee mugs for CGNC and SolarCane that are gifts from OcalaCane.

Email me at: canespace86@aol.com

Ohio_Cane

Bostwick supposedly is ALL GOOD on the grades front, according to Pete Ariz. Great news!

UMike

So we get Grace on Tuesday and Bostwick Thurs or Fri...imo

CGNC

RIP Coach

CGNC


Really hope Ed Reed gets a ring. Go Ravens.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | January 21, 2013 at 01:36 AM

Yes. Ravens this year and Niners next year. I think the Ravens D will be too much for the 49ers. Reed and Lewis are probably watching film of them as we speak LOL

Ohio_Cane

JC Shurburtt - Four-star DT Keith Bryant says Miami official helped the #Canes (VIP) http://bit.ly/YiJbSE

Pre83

86 -

I enjoy and appreciate your articles, but this one is one of the all-timers! Thank you!

I honestly had no idea of the level of accomplishment Coach Fraser had heading the Canes baseball program. IMHO, that is purely legendary. Simply an incredible body of work.

BTW, was he ill or what was his cause of death?

RIP, coach

Pre83

I believe it was JW who posted that the next two weeks will be a fabulous parade of the some of the greatest Canes going after the Lombardi Trophy. Albeit subtle, it's nice to see coach Golden getting some positive news.

THE VERY SPECIAL AND UNIQUE ESSENCE OF BEING A MIAMI HURRICANE:

Of course we hard core fans are well aware of the special fraternity that earning the U on your helmet will gain you. But today, while listening to a local Sports Radio Talk Show in Minneapolis, I heard it stated very well from a former NFL QB not from the U.

The discussion began talking about some very accomplished former Minnesota Vikings - Randy Moss, Matt Birk (attended same HS as Seantrell, Steve Walsh, Chris Weinke, Joe Mauer & others), and Bryant McKinnie.

McKinnie was sent packing by the Vikings after showing up for training camp over weight and out of shape. He was labeled in the local media as talented but also lazy in spite of his many pro bowls.

The NFL QB, Sage Rosenfels, who last played in the NFL with the Vikings and now lives in Minneapolis and is a fairly frequent guest, said this about McKinnie (cliff notes version): McKinnie comes to play when the prime time lights are on - the bigger the game, the bigger he plays. As well, he played at the University of Miami and plays with two other legendary former Canes in Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. The guys from the U raise their level of play when they play with one another. It's a unique bond they have that they have each others back. Believe me, I've seen it a lot first hand as I played with about 20 of them during my career - Andre Johnson, Antrell Rolle, too many to name.

Now someone tell me that there is another university that can claim that.

That is the reason that I was really ticked off (amongst many other reasons) that the NCAA was playing the card with the former Canes saying that they cannot step foot on the campus until they testify to the alleged violations in the Shapiro case.

Continually nurturing that bond is the most important part of the program - It's priceless; it is vital. And it simply has to continue. To me, if for this reason alone, is why I am elated that Ray Lewis' son will play for the Canes.

86Cane

Pre83...thank U for that, glad U enjoyed it. But this time I have to give credit to Chris Yandel at UM who sent me most of that info in a press release via email. All I did was tweak it and added the photos.

MUCH love coach Fraser. I started going to UM baseball games even before I went to school there. When I was in HS at Miami Killian (1978-80) we used to go to games and party, BBQ and tailgate behind the right field wall where the UM parking garage is now.

We called ourselves the "Right Field Rowdies" and would hang banners over the fence and yell nasty, distracting things at the opposing team's players. Try that now!

Pre83

UpNorth - Being a HUGE Pats fan for 35 years, that was really tough to watch last night. A real bad time to play their worst game of the entire season. Got to hand it to the Ravens. The came to finish in the second half and the Pats didn't punch back.

What I like about the match up is that it will be old school football in two weeks. That is one aspect of each team that I really appreciate.

Compare the QB stats in each game yesterday. Both Ryan and Brady had more than 100 yards more passing than their respective counterparts, but each ended up on the wrong side of the equation.

If the Pats didn't learn from this game, it will be a long season next year.

86Cane


That is the reason that I was really ticked off (amongst many other reasons) that the NCAA was playing the card with the former Canes saying that they cannot step foot on the campus until they testify to the alleged violations in the Shapiro case.

Continually nurturing that bond is the most important part of the program - It's priceless; it is vital. And it simply has to continue. To me, if for this reason alone, is why I am elated that Ray Lewis' son will play for the Canes.

Posted by: Pre83 | January 21, 2013 at 11:20 AM

That was NOT the NCAA's doing, that was none other than President Donna Shalala.

I'm jus sayin...

Pre83

Great story Soup! Those have to be some incredible memories!

Yeah, try doing that now. Maybe we should. It seems as though people have no outlet for their "aggression" and end up doing far worse to one another and property. Or maybe I'm just a little too old school? : )

Pre83

That was NOT the NCAA's doing, that was none other than President Donna Shalala.

I'm jus sayin...

Posted by: 86Cane | January 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Well, what I want to post about that may get me band. That is sheer disrespect. Unbelievable!

86Cane

FROM ANOTHER GOOD WEB SITE I FOUND:

Koenning echoed comments earlier from a new rival, N.C. State defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable, who said it's not an easy time to be a defensive coordinator thanks to the evolution of offenses.

"If (offensive coordinators) know what you are in, they have answers to stuff," Koenning said. "The old days of lining up in the I formation and saying our Jimmys are better than your Joeys, and we want to beat you into submission, nobody wants to do that anymore. Everything is about space. If you have guys that can't compete in space then you're going to be struggling."

As defensive coordinators adjust to keep up, Koenning thinks we'll see more 3-4 defensive alignments.

"I am not saying that teams that play a traditional 4-3 can't be successful, but I will tell you that it puts stresses on a lot of different positions with what today's college football offensively has become," he said. "I kind of think it forces you to look at what you have personnel-wise and scheme-wise."

raizecane

I work with a Cane hater who is telling me that the BIG 12 is courting UM and that it is almost a done deal. Can someone provide any info or is this basically BS????

Thanks

86Cane

Well, what I want to post about that may get me band. That is sheer disrespect. Unbelievable!

Posted by: Pre83 | January 21, 2013 at 11:32 AM

If U think that makes U mad it gets WAY worse than that, trust me. The former players I talk to confidentially via email are very, very ANGRY! Even Dan Sileo and Alonzo Highsmith have said it PUBLICLY on Twitter.

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