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February 18, 2013

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CoCane

First fukkers

orange 'n green in the vein

PIMPING' AIN'T EASY!

But it sure is fun.

orange 'n green in the vein

Damn ram antler spray! I demand a drug test on Coke and a recount!

Terrance Sullivan

OGV yes sir. Lmbao CoCANE.

Mia Chi 'Cane '98

Last nights game would have been a loss in the past few years. But with good coaching and experience it was a "W".

Ugly game and win but on the scoresheet it will have a "W" next to the game.

If Indiana loses Tuesday night versus MSU and we take care of business this week the 'Canes bball team could see their first #1 ranking but lets not get ahead ourselves.

WWIN/M

Blog Title,

Thats what she said!!

Panamacitycane

I hope they get the offense going like they were before the past couple games..need to take better advantage of the dominating the paint instead of taking all these jump shots...but either way #beatva

usagainsttheworld

hmmmm. . . no number 7 on the roster this year. could it be lockley or elder?

for now-- no name 7.

Jack

Gooooood morning,

Canes win a slug fest an ugly dog fight! I hope this wakes them up!! Big game tues. go Canes

UMike

While other top teams keep finding ways to lose, our Canes keep finding ways to win. Good sign of a strong team.

UMike

From Peter Ariz...good stuff as always..

**Although most of the attention has been put on Sony Michel and Dalvin Cook at the running back position for this upcoming class, FSU commit Joseph Yearby is a name to keep an eye on. Offensive Coordinator James Coley has a close relationship with Yearby back to his days at Florida State, where Yearby has been committed to since his sophomore year. Miami will continue to recruit Cook and Michel, but don't rule out Yearby as a possibility. I've heard that Coley has a close relationship with an individual close to Yearby's recruitment and Coley has known this man for a number of years so that will help Miami's chances.

**One of the most talented players in South Florida, the early talk on South Dade WR Tyre Brady is that he will have to go Prep/JUCO even with a good year in the classroom senior year. Some believe he is just as talented as Ermon Lane from Homestead, but Brady has no film because he hasn't been able to stay on the field for an extended period of time. I'm a huge fan of his ability and hope he can pull it together.

**After receiving a Miami offer a couple weeks ago, I'm told that 2015 ATH JaQuan Johnson is already leaning towards Miami. It might seem ridiculous, but getting Johnson aboard this early would be just what Miami needs. Johnson is a very well-respected kid down here and has a lot of pull with a large number of top prospects over the next two years. He is a natural-born leader who commands respect amongst his peers. Johnson also holds offers from Florida and Clemson.

**Booker T. Washington CB Nigel Patten was offered by Miami this week. Something interesting that came from the offer is that Patten told CanesInSight's Tito Benach that Miami coaches said they want 3 defensive backs in this class. Some early targets include Michael Johnson, Chris Lammons, Patten, and Kiy Hester (NJ). I know a lot of people are curious about the status of Quincy Wilson and his offer, but at this point I would be surprised if Miami offered. The coaches have seen enough of him by now to make a judgement on whether or not they believe he is Miami caliber and he has come away without an offer even after camping. From seeing him live multiple times, I think Miami is making a mistake by not offering. He has elite size and is extremely physical.

**Miami's coaching staff made a very smart move by jumping on the Chris Lammons bandwagon early. I had posted his highlights last month when he visited for the first Junior Day and I really like him at corner. The 'Canes offered last Monday followed by UF, FSU, and Ohio State later in the week. He could also play some slot, but his hands can be inconsistent at times. Miami is the early favorite and I wouldn't be surprised to see him be the next commitment.

UMike

Treon Harris
"Ready to get away and go to college... Waiting on my moment!!"

Ohio..what you make of that?

UMike

### UM forward Julian Gamble, on the difference between coach Jim Larranaga and predecessor Frank Haith: When players make mistakes, Haith would need to reach “a boiling point, where we can’t take it anymore” before correcting it.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2013/02/the-skinny-on-marlins-pitching-staff-um-football-hoops-heat-dolphins-chatter.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

86..Ohio..just lost a HUGE post...can you find it...no way Im doing that work again lol

UMike

Here are Florida kids in the Rivals250..

#224
Corey Holmes
Wide Receiver
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
St. Thomas Aquinas
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#219
Duke Dawson
Cornerback
Cross City, Florida
Dixie County
Status - Florida Committ
Miami Offer - No

#214
Deion Singleton
Safety
Tallahassee, Florida
Godby
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#207
Chad Thomas
Weakside defensive end
Miami, Florida
Booker T. Washington
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#203
D'Ernest Johnson
Running Back
Immokalee, Florida
Immokalee
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - No

#197
Jacob McCray
Wide Receiver
Miami, Florida
Coral Reef
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - No

#174
Reilly Gibbons
Offensive tackle
St. Petersburg, Florida
Catholic
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#170
Anthony Moten
Defensive tackle
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
St. Thomas Aquinas
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#165
Quincy Wilson
Cornerback
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
University School
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - No

#162
Trevor Darling
Offensive tackle
Miami, Florida
Miami Central
Status - Miami Commit
Miami Offer - Yes

#152
Tony James
All-purpose back
Gainesville, Florida
Gainesville
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#144
Kendall Randolph
Cornerback
Tallahassee, Florida
Lincoln
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#130
Johnnie Dixson
Wide Receiver
West Palm Beach, Florida
Dwyer
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#127
Demarcus Christmas
Defensive tackle
Bradenton, Florida
Manatee
Status - FSU Commit
Miami Offer - Yes


#121
Treon Harris
Athlete
Miami, Florida
Booker T. Washington
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#121
Ryeshene Bronson
Wide Receiver
Fort Myers, Florida
Dunbar
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - No

#107
Mason Cole
Offensive tackle
Tarpon Springs, Florida
East Lake
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - No

#103
D.J. Gillins
Dual-threat quarterback
Jacksonville, Florida
Eagle's View Academy
Status - Texas Tech Commit
Miami Offer - No

#97
Delvin Purifoy
Inside linebacker
Pensacola, Florida
Catholic
Status - FSU Commit
Miami Offer - No

#93
Artavis Scott
Wide Receiver
Tarpon Springs, Florida
East Lake
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - No

#77
Keyon Brown
Weakside defensive end
Wauchula, Florida
Hardee Senior
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#69
Khairi Clark
Defensive tackle
Hollywood, Florida
Chaminade Madonna
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#60
Kain Daub
Inside linebacker
Jacksonville, Florida
Sandalwood
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#58
Dillon Bates
Outside linebacker
Ponte Vedra, Florida
Ponte Vedra
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#50
K.C. McDermott
Offensive tackle
Wellington, Florida
Palm Beach Central
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#46
Travonte Valentine
Defensive tackle
Palm Bay, Florida
Bayside
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#40
Joseph Yearby
Running Back
Miami, Florida
Miami Central
Status - FSU Commit
Miami Offer - Yes

#29
Ermon Lane
Wide Receiver
Homestead, Florida
Homestead
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

#22
Dalvin Cook
Running Back
Miami, Florida
Miami Central
Status - Clemson Commit
Miami Offer - Yes

#5
Sony Michel
Running Back
Plantation, Florida
American Heritage
Status - Uncommitted
Miami Offer - Yes

CGNC

Wow great victory for the B-ball team. Really glad the clemsonites didn't get to "storm" the Court. The announcers couldn't think of anything else to say

Ohio_Cane

Treon Harris
"Ready to get away and go to college... Waiting on my moment!!"

Ohio..what you make of that?

Posted by: UMike | February 18, 2013 at 08:15 AM
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Considering he has 5 out of his 7 favorites in state, I'd say not much.

UMike

lol Ohio..I was thinking it could mean anything.. "get away". could just me away from his Hood

Ohio_Cane

UMike, ya I wouldn't read too much into it. By a year from now, he may decide he wants to leave the country to play. Who knows.

Ohio_Cane

Tito Benach -

Miami Offers Cali LB

Dwight Williams from Junipero Serra . 6'0 190 and list offers from Arizona State, Michigan, Ole Miss and UCLA

UMike

I dont see Miami letting him play QB, and he seems pretty set on that.

Ohio_Cane

I dont see Miami letting him play QB, and he seems pretty set on that.

Posted by: UMike | February 18, 2013 at 09:54 AM
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Unless he makes some BIG strides this year with his throwing, I agree.

CaneRock

I dont see Miami letting him play QB, and he seems pretty set on that.

Posted by: UMike | February 18, 2013 at 09:54 AM

Starting at 1:27 of this video, sounds like He want's to play in a spread offense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wIB4TfCnTg

j.w.

Good morning all. Anyone got a Cristobal update?

VfB_Cane

Or NCAA / NOA update?

Hassan

Cristol has been offered the job

Ncaa is still negotiating with UM...

Jerry Buss is dead

CoCane

Treon Harris wants to be like David Wilson. He won't have that chance at UM. Fukk'em...

Da U N Houston

If/ (and Hassan is right) WHEN Mario leaves, we HAVE to hire a local coach (D. Bennett or T. Lockett). They'd be coaching TE and helping with RB's, PLUS gives an excellent if not better plug in the community then Mario!

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

So Here We Are.....Are We Ready????


https://twitter.com/ByCasagrande/status/303552735813451776

say we will knw by 2pm today wht the NCAA is saying..

RCCF12%

nemo2002

Won't it be something, if and when Mario C. Is recruiting AGAINST the U (again)? The fact that he even interviewd for another job, so soon after accepting a position with Miami shows that he really doesn't want to be here. How does that look to prospective recruits?
As far as I'm concerned, if he doesn't get the job at Alabama, Coach Golden ought to fire him anyway. The U needs players AND coaches who WANT to be HERE.

CGNC

AP Poll

Miami #2
Duke #6

RBLCane

Who cares about Treon Harris? I for one am DONE with the Harris family. Best of luck to Brandon in the NFL but the rest of the clan is bad news.

Next!

GO CANES!!!

longtimecanefan

interesting VP of NCAA enforcement sent walking same day as UM news to emerge. Wonder if they are covering their tracks, trying to play both sides, of if a deal was made to appease everyone involved....

We'll know soon enough. My guess, it's a deal they all agreed to, a few scholarships lost at most, bowl ban issue is behind us. In return UM doens't pursue the NCAA for the issues they brought on themselves.

Time to move on...

And hey, great night for UM on the court. Good teams win games like that one and keep moving forward.

Sean Spence is a Beast!!!

Don't agree with the article, it's not luck, it's experience! This team is great because of personnel.

The players knows what it takes to win close games, they've been there done that.

UMike

SSIB,..I think they were lucky last night for a few seconds lol..BUT..like I said earlier..they find a way to win..thats experience and a sure sign of a solid team.

Ohio_Cane

Cristobal is gone.

Next up? Lockette or Bennett.

All of this is IMO, of course. Take it for what it's worth.

Ohio_Cane

^^^ This was honestly probably why they even interviewed Lockette back then. Everyone said "Why did they even interview Lockette if they were gonna promote Hurlie?"

This is prob why.

UMike

Cristobal is gone.

Next up? Lockette or Bennett.

All of this is IMO, of course. Take it for what it's worth.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM

And 86 said I was being childish when I called this a day or two ago lol

UMike

I really dont like the idea of Mario being on bama's staff. Golden is really going to have to work to keep these South Florida kids.

Ohio_Cane

Brian the beast london:

CANEINSIDER has learned that not only was Mario offered the OL position at Alabama, but also a similar position as the one he got at Miami as Associate Head Coach. While we believe Mario has not decided as to whether he will take the job at Bama or not, it's more than likely that he does barring any changes of heart...

One important factor in his decision is the chance to have input on Alabama Game planning and the chance to learn under Saban's staff which will bolster his own resume and prepare him for his next head coaching job.

I'm sure it's tough on Mario to do this to his alma mater, and possibly in the end, his heart stays loyal to Miami and he stays, but at this point, it's not looking like that is the case.


Canesfan_1

All kinds of news today and Ohio & 86 nowhere to be found.

I haven't seen an Ohio post in days.

Ohio_Cane

Canesfan, U haven't been paying attention then... LOL

Canesfan_1

There he is

Canesfan_1

You're right, maybe I haven't. So much good news this weekend I'm in a fog. We went something like 5-0 this weekend.

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

1. This shows how great of a staff a character we have in and under Golden...He is allowing the man to interview even tho he is under contract with daU.. not only that but it shows how good a character judge Golden is...Golden finds em Everyone tries to steal frm recruits to coaches...
2. I admit to being one of RandyShannons faithful but I also admit when Golden came to town I was mad but drank the Golden Kool-Aid I believe Mario leaves and its only because of money and power..
3. If Golden wants a fence it starts behind his own fence teams get good because coaching remains constant we are OK in this dept. but we can always stand to get better don't want these bandwagon jump-ons for money coaches when the 12% Proves Right
4. 12% Forever


RCCF

Ohio_Cane

Absolutely! Canes tearing up this weekend!

Can't friggin wait for March Madness!

Ohio_Cane

86, Typepad still think's I'm a troll. LOL

Have to publish 90% of my posts.

CaneRock

UM BASKETBALL

Miami Hurricanes basketball team moves up to No. 2

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/18/3240940/miami-hurricanes-basketball-team.html#storylink=cpy

Ohio_Cane

Just posted this on twitter. Same question I'll pose to U guys...

So the #NCAA has fired their VP of enforcement? Can they legitimately punish #UM now? I mean they punished an individual for wrongdoing, and didn't punish the organization. Wouldn't it be ironic 2 punish UM?

UMike

Ohio..as much as I want a settlement and all..I think the NCAA is going to want to save face. I don't think they just let Miami skate, even with their own wrong doing. They don't care. Look at what they did to Penn State. If they settle with Miami, other programs will come at them, especially USC

Ohio_Cane

@JFowlerCBS - Alabama is hiring Mario Cristobal as O-line coach, per source. He's in Tuscaloosa today to finalize deal.

Ohio_Cane

Manny - Here is the most important line in the #NCAA release and #UM: The NCAA plans to proceed with the case with information properly obtained

orange 'n green in the vein

The monster had no teeth after all, much less a head or three.

Not trying to stir the pot but it is ironic that the first woman at that NCAA post is a lawyer who was fired for complete lack of ethics or am I just reaching there?

Golden's staff decisions are worst than Randy Shannon's at almost every turn and when he does make a good hire, like Fisch, he handcuffs his play calling to help his pathetic buddy look better at doing a job he's not qualified for in the slightest. Maybe this time he'll actually get a qualified assistant as WR and TE coach and get rid of Twitter-boy-wonder with another stab at it so soon, but seeing as he's Al Golden it means the only entertainment available from him is the post game loss presser bingo competition unless you cheer for Temple in the MAC then it's how soon will Bernard Pierce get injured and ruin a barely above .500 season.

As always, this all adds up to mean, thanks Special K and F you.

Texascane

"The information gained through the bankruptcy proceedings or other evidence derived from that process will not be used in the Miami investigative record. The NCAA plans to proceed with the case with information properly obtained by the enforcement staff."

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/latest+news/2013/february/report+details+missteps+insufficient+oversight+ncaa+commits+to+improvements

CaneRock

What a freakin' joke!
The NCAA is performing the longest stand-up act in the history of COMEDY!
EGGHEADS!

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

Its Official Cristobal is GONE....Now Hiring His Replacement..


RCCF12%

UMike

Kinda reminds me of that old Ice Cube song...wont say any more with this being a family show ad all lol

UMike

The NCAA is gonna skate on this..wow

longtimecanefan

So in the end there's no news on UM other than the NCAA version of what they did in the investigation?

Does this just keep going on or will we ever see the final report on this? How about before the next bowl season......

Jack

Mario gone????

That sucks!

trianglecane

So if the NCAA case was so solid, then why even mess with the rats lawyer?

MassivCane

I really think that if the NCAA truly pushes this against Miami that we will follow suit against the NCAA. There was evidence about a pre-paid phone being used to talk with Shapiro while he was in jail and all of these additional wrong doings are ridiculous.

TonyCane

Cristobal needs to tell Saban," Never. I'll never turn to the dark side. I am a Cane, like my father before me."

thirstybuzzardcane

They said 20% of the evidence will be thrown out.

Texascane

"The Enforcement Staff determined that portions of additional interviews
conducted after the Allen deposition that made some reference to information
derived from Mr. Allen’s deposition or his subsequent interviews would be
excluded. As a result, portions of 12 interviews were excluded from the
Investigative Record.
By excluding the use of the information described above, the Enforcement
Staff significantly revised the potential allegations in the U. Miami Investigative
Record. Some factual allegations were entirely removed from the Investigative
Record, while portions of other allegations were similarly excised.
-28-
If there is ever a Notice of Allegations (“NOA”) issued in this matter, that
same information would not be the basis for any charges contained therein,
ensuring that the parties at risk will not be held to account for any allegations or
information developed through the NCAA’s use of the bankruptcy process."

Albert_cane

UM should sue the NCAA. We have the right to a fair and fast trial. NCAA sucks.

TonyCane

I guess I will ask this after all....it seems the odds of the NCAA releasing their decision before the 2013 season are growing...not the NOA but the actual punishment. If we are still awaiting their decision at the beginning of November, will Shalala push for a third consecutive self imposed bowl ban?

thirstybuzzardcane

Shalala said they are not taking anymore bans in basketball or football.....they are done which is a good sign!!!!!

WWIN/M

If they settle with Miami, other programs will come at them, especially USC

Posted by: UMike | February 18, 2013 at 01:35 PM

Two TOTALLY DIFFERENT cases, usc lied about everything and didn't self impose nothin so they couldn't say a damn thang

CaneRock

Sounds to me like the NCAA is just to blame us for their F-UPS!

U. Miami’s awareness that Perez was securing depositions on behalf of
the NCAA: It is clear from the record that U. Miami attorneys knew
from the beginning that the NCAA was using Ms. Perez to secure
depositions. As with most NCAA investigations, the Enforcement Staff
conducting this investigation kept the subject university apprised of
developments in the investigation. While U. Miami’s attorneys assert
that they never learned that Ms. Perez was being paid for her services

WWIN/M

So the ncaa would break rules only to get 20% of evidence??????

Doesn't sound right to me

Lou of M

Does UM law suck this bad?? Time for the U to strike...In the Godfathers voice, ``someday, and that day may never come, I will ask a favor of you. . .''

Ohio_Cane

Deadspin: The NCAA has a lack of institutional control: http://deadsp.in/dBxz9Gg

j.w.

Fvrhe NCAA. F Cristobal. F Whomever is responsible for nor paying our staff enough to stop this poaching (and I'm not buying the poverty excuse. We may not be rich, but we shouldn't be Louisiana Monroe either.) And I strongly suspect money isn't the only issue here.

Ohio_Cane

The NCAA has gotten to be far past ridiculous. Their own statement contradicts itself, and they're above absolutely everything. Law, logic, etc.

Deadspin has it right. It's time for the Death Penalty. On the NCAA.

Ohio_Cane

Ok, now that this mess is out there, I'm going back to building my new PC on newegg...

Pre83

Looking back at the timeline of the hires, it appears to me that the Cristobal matter was one in which AG & Mario were planning for.

Stoutland gets hired a couple of weeks ago - he had to have preliminary talks up to that point. He speaks with Saban, they have a plan in place that includes Cristobal. AG is preparing for life after Fisch. He wants Mario, but Mario learns that he is a candidate for Bama & is forthright with AG.

AG has to prepare for the fact that Mario gets the Bama job. He hires Coley. Both Mario & Stacy are strong S Florida recruiters. AG knows the value of this for the all important 2014 class. AG doesn't play hard ball with Mario as he knew it was possible. The hirings were made a bit ahead of NSD in hopes of using the talents of Mario & Stacy to shore up recruits. Nothing hurt, but AG was interviewing coaches with an opening as a possibility, maybe likely.

Here we are. This hire will need more thought & planning. AG has to keep out Bama.

Ohio_Cane

NCAA lacks institutional control; Emmert must pay with his job

By Dennis Dodd | Senior College Football Columnist

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/dennis-dodd/21727094/ncaa-guilty-of-lack-of-institutional-control-emmert-must-pay-with-his-job

Jack

NCAA had a totall lack institutional control, AWESOME! Damn Hypocrites!!

CaneRock

F DAT!
Bring back Soldinger!

indie499

Canes not only weren't hitting their open shots last night, they just didn't have much rhythm. Larkin wasn't at all fluid and just never really found his stride.

Sometimes they just aren't going to drop for you. Kadji missed 5 or so wide open uncontested 3s that he has just been draining lately. Finally hit a big one when we needed it the most.

Coach L did play Reggie and Gamble at the same time much more than in previous games. He might want to look at that as they don't mesh very well imho.

When it isn't falling I would like to pound it in to reggie a bit more--- he's pretty good at getting it out to a wide opwn guy if/when they double team and just taking it himself if they don't double team.

Last, our defensive rebounding was dreadful.

But, I rechecked and it still says W.

CaneRock

F DAT!
Bring back Soldinger!

Posted by: CaneRock | February 18, 2013 at 03:33 PM

If Coach L's ole ass can coach, so can Soldy. Who knows the SF area, and recruits, better than Soldy.

tjl

F Mario- no loyalty asshole rafter

VfB_Cane

I just finished reading the 52-page NCAA report.

My thoughts:
1) The NCAA staff believed from the get-go they had enough to hammer UM really hard (think: USC-style).
2) They went overboard with the investigation, because they wanted more than that - from Emmert down, they were going to go for some sort of "death penalty".
3) Even after throwing out the bits of "tainted" evidence, they still believe to have more than enough to come down with additional penalties (i.e., additional to the self-imposed ones). Thus, no settlement at this point.

Ohio_Cane

Alin Edouard #10 ‏@ALLEN_EDWARD2

NOT HAPPY ABOUT CRISTOBAL LEAVING MIAMI -__-

Jack

Alin - neither am I!

Pre83

Amen, Cane Rock! Amen!

5shipsago

Coaches come and coaches go. He was the TE coach for heavens sake. We got plenty of time to find a coach/good recruiter. We ain't never going to be able to pay the big bucks, so we'll just continually be on a rollercoaster ride. No biggie, just wins & Losses matter.

Pre83

I am not sure if it was the money more so than the getting the exposure in the $EC and the opportunity to work with Saban.

BTW, is AG going to have a statement about the Mario situation?

Ohio_Cane

Mario hasn't signed yet. So everyone relax, for now.

BigWindyCane1

I am not worried about Cristobal leaving. Saban is going to miss Stoutland because he was a heck of an offensive line coach - one of the best I have seen at any level, and I don't think Cristobal was a good fit at Miami with Coley. The fact that the NFL and Alabama are looking at Golden's staff says a lot. I think Golden knows what he is doing, and he will pick the right replacement.

What will all these recruits say when the Canes win the ACC and go to a BCS bowl next season? I believe the Canes have the ingredients to win the ACC (experienced OL, excellent QB, excellent RB and good group of TEs of offense, and 10 starters on defense returning). Success attracts recruits.

Golden will recover.

orange 'n green in the vein

Go here;

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-basketball/?eref=sinav&sct=hp_nv_a

Click on the missing logo in the top 25 and marvel at the seven year old stats and results on the page.

Shake head at the disrespect of it all.

86Cane

Just back from Sarasota. What did I miss?

86Cane

OK, I see, Mario may be leaving after a brief cup of coffee and the NCAA still says it has plenty on UM in spite of its botched investigation and illegal tactics.

I will now start drinking heavily and will not be responsible for my comments after 5 PM. LOL

The Wizard

Emmert more interested in covering his ass by going full throttle at Miami than anything having to do with the integrity of the NCAA. He is strictly looking out for HIS best interest at the expense of Miami. I hope the Miami legal dept. takes him to the proverbial woodshed and goes HAM on him.

86Cane

First fukkers

Posted by: CoCane | February 18, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Damn ram antler spray! I demand a drug test on Coke and a recount!

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | February 18, 2013 at 12:26 AM

Coke....I have some bad news.

Your urinalysis screening test came back POSITIVE for some sort of animal body part extract of an undetermined origin. As a result, your FIRST has been disqualified and the International Bogging Committee is reviewing your blogging status.

You may request a re-screening and submit another sample within 24 hours if you wish to be re-tested. We will be awaiting your reply and any appeal of this test if so wish to submit one.

VfB_Cane

I still can't believe the Wainstain report is supposed to be an external (read: unbiased) evaluation of the NCAA investigation.

Look at these 3 (unabbreviated) sentences on pp. 6-7:
"Over the course of the next six months, Mr. Shapiro described to NCAA investigators how he had used profits from the Ponzi scheme to provide benefits to U. Miami student-athletes with the full knowledge of certain U. Miami coaches and staff.
The Enforcement Staff undertook to investigate the allegations with interviews of the current and former NCAA athletes and staff whom Shapiro had implicated. As the investigation continued, however, they began to encounter
difficulties in convincing third-party witnesses to provide them with truthful information."

The language is telling:
"Shapiro described ... how he had ..." -- stated as a matter of fact, not along the lines of "allegedly had", "supposedly had".

On the other hand, "failure to provide ... truthful information": That's to describe the behaviour of former players and staff members telling them "you've got it wrong" or "I was not involved in any of this".
Hard to believe, but there is not a single point in the entire report where Shapiro's (or his lawyer's) "truthfulness" is an issue.
On p. 12, I thought they might get into this: [Ms. Perez told ... that] "conducting these depositions would help Mr. Shapiro get revenge on U. Miami and its student-athletes and coaches who had turned their back on him." ... and that's it. A convicted liar, seeking revenge is your key witness -- a red flag for any investigator. Not in Mark Emmert's world, obviously.

In short, the report never discusses any attempt by the NCAA to investigate which parts of the Shapiro allegations are true - which would have been their job. Instead, the entire enforcement staff were trying to gather (or even have Shapiro's lawyer fabricate) as much evidence supporting the Shapiro claims as possible. Troubling, to say the least.

orange 'n green in the vein

My inside source says that Coke's recipe is really just an expired and discarded case of solar's old blog 'roids and a rancid tub of 'Crisco mixed in to give it a glossy finish when packed in an spray can shaken by Henry Hogshead for twenty seconds anyway. Back to the drawing board I say!

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