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October 21, 2013

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j.w.w

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CaneRock

ARTIE BURNS! YOU KNOW...UNO!

j.w.w

I did it!!!! And Randy Phillips is a Cane no more.

TonyCane

Yamma Yamma!

j.w.

And for all those who care- the extra w is part of the name, just don't usually use it here. :)

CaneRock

"When all combined, these actions are something that has never been done by any other NCAA institution anywhere, at anytime, by any school. That will certainly be respected by the powers that be."

And I'll add a #6...the ACC Commish has sided with us PUBLICLY, and PERSONALLY in front of the clowns in Indy. I don't even think the SEC does that.

usagainsttheworld

No fear. Its usagainsttheworld!

Sinistercane

Is it Zero Dark Monday's, mighty quiet tonight

SOUP

Zero Dark Tuesday?

Navy seals work in silence...

SOUP

OK, I tried Twitter but now I am done. It is BAD, really bad over there. Don't look now but former UM player Randy Phillips sold out the U to Shandel Richardson of ALL people.

TGU_CANE

We have already been wronged by the NCAA. We should not get any more sanctions than those we self impossed. If we do, Miami should not only appeal, but must sue the NCAA.

Willie Will in Missouri

Dammit Randy Phillips ya jackass you suppose to at least wait till we appeal before you start dry snitching ya rat bastard!!!

Ohio_Cane

Randy Phillips' Cane card = REVOKED

TonyCane

"We were playing hard for Nevin, for the money," Phillips said...

So if that logic is true, that explains why the team collapsed in the second half of 2009.

Still...playing hard? Sorry, I have too bad memories from that time period. Louisville (2006). Virginia (2007). California (2008).

TonyCane

In all of this, why hasn't Larry Coker's name been brought up?

Terrance Sullivan

Smfh at Randy Phillips. Great article Soup!

TonyCane

A few Lord of the Rings quotes before going to bed on this night....

“A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day.”

“The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last, the great battle of our time.”

“I thought up an ending for my book. ‘And he lives happily ever after, till the end of his days.’”

SOUP

I am so angry.

Terrance Sullivan

I am really angry to and F Shandel also.

Ohio_Cane

Deep breaths, SOUP. Deep breaths. It will all be over in about 10.5 hours. Those who didn't stand by the U will be remembered and bashed for life for their actions

SOUP

Ohio...I have written and then deleted (before actually posting) more comments tonight than ever before.

Panamacitycane

im just glad it will finally get out of the way. just hope that the NCAA doesnt ruin what these kids and staff have busted their butts for. all the patience and hard work is slowly paying off and to be swept from under them would be terrible and would go to show how crappy the NCAA really is.

SOUP

I would NEVER advocate for violence but are U gonna tell me that the hood rats aren't gonna do something? I would be surprised if they don't?

CaneRock

I would NEVER advocate for violence but are U gonna tell me that the hood rats aren't gonna do something?

Posted by: SOUP | October 22, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Maybe they will...maybe they won't.
But if they do "do something", the PLAYERS can do something to, like uhhhhhhh, refusing to play on November 2nd? I'm tellin' you, these players just don't understand how much power they wield. I would've pulled a Grambling State on the NC-Double-A-Holes!

Montreal-Cane

Great article SOUP i hope this is what we will hear tomorrow...Facts...


I will say it one more time at worst if we get more sanctions, it will be 5 ships per year for 3 years...Total 15.

For basketball, i have no idea but 2 former coaches will be suspended for at least a year.

Montreal-Cane

Shandel Richardson is a chicken. He refused to answer as to when he talked to the rat Phillips...The poor reporter is desperate to publish his trash less than 10 hours before the NCAA announcement.

Poor guy he could not keep his job as beat writer covering the Canes.

Enough said!

NativeCane

What kind of man sells his soul for a few trinkets?

Glad when this last sickening episode is over!

Ready to put this sorry episode behind us, beat Wake Forest and head to Tally for the big showdown!

DEM CANES!!!

UMike

I would NEVER advocate for violence but are U gonna tell me that the hood rats aren't gonna do something? I would be surprised if they don't?

Posted by: SOUP | October 22, 2013 at 12:37 AM

I'm pretty sure slutty ghetto girls (hood rats) aren't going to do anything to Phillips haha But we get your point lol

UMike

I love this line from Phillips..

"I know if [Shapiro] said it, he did it," Phillips said. "There were no lies in there, not to my knowledge. … The stuff that he said [in the Yahoo Sports! article], he had already told me had happened."

So just like the NCAA, if Shapiro said it, it must be true lol

UMike

Hurricane coach Al Golden, who has dealt with the NCAA investigation since his first fall practice, declined to address Tuesday impending announcement after participating in his weekly radio segment Monday night in Coconut Grove.

“I’m not going to get into it, guys. I apologize. I haven’t talked to the president or the AD," said Golden, when approached by a throng of reporters outside of Sandbar Grill, site of Hurricane Hotline.

Asked what he said to his players, Golden didn't budge.

“Guys, I’ve been respectful as you can be for 28 months," Golden said. "I don't know anything that you guys don’t know and I haven’t talked to either of my superiors. So in deference to that, I’m not going to comment on anything."

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/10/hurricane-coach-al-golden-who-has-dealt-with-the-ncaa-investigation-since-his-first-fall-practice-declined-to-address-the-i.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

Before the news broke concerning the announcement of the impending NCAA sanctions, Al Golden's Miami Hurricanes began preparing for their next game against Wake Forest by trying to block out the outside noise of being ranked seventh in the BCS as well as the mega-matchup with No. 2 Florida State a week from Saturday.

"I wouldn't say [there has been] slippage, but it's a challenge," Golden said of blocking out the distractions.

"There is cheese all around them. Don't take the cheese. Don't take the trap. You have a guy here or there that all of a sudden they're seduced by it. They want to hear about it. They want to talk about it. It has nothing to do with the outcome. Doing your job, preparing, asking questions, being engaged, doing your role -- all those little things that's what we need to focus on. That's what we need leadership for."

Golden said he completely ignored the movement up the polls this weekend, went out to dinner with his wife Saturday night and didn't watch any of Florida State's blowout win at Clemson.

"We're going to continue to ignore it," Golden said of the polls and hype surrounding the team. "I need the coaches to do that. I need the players to do that. I need anybody that touches a Miami Hurricane to do that. Families, academic support, strength and conditioning, training room, it doesn't matter. We got to make sure we're all on the same page and keeping the guys focused on what we need to do because the rest of it doesn't matter. The rest of it will take care of itself if we take care of our business and do our job everyday."

That challenge figures to get harder Tuesday. Two hours after the NCAA makes its sanctions public to the media at 10 a.m., Golden and his players are scheduled to meet with reporters again around noon.

RODGERS STILL NOT HEALTHY

Starting safety Kacy Rodgers was the only player injured last week at North Carolina aside from receiver Phillip Dorsett (expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a slight tear of his MCL) to not practice on Monday.

"Kacy is probable right now," Golden said. "We're being careful with him early in the week because he's still in the recovery phase if you will. Once they take him from taking it slow in recovery to the rehabilitation phase we'll know more, which will probably be Wednesday. I'm hopeful for Kacy."

Quarterback Stephen Morris (ankle), running back Duke Johnson (head), safeties Deon Bush (leg), Rayshawn Jenkins (leg), receiver Rashawn Scott (shoulder) and running back Walter Tucker "were all fine [Monday]." Golden said.

> Offensive guard Danny Isidora (foot) went to see a doctor Monday to get cleared to play, Golden said.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2013/10/before-ncaa-sanctions-news-broke-canes-were-already-trying-to-block-out-distractions.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

David Njoku is an athletic 6'4 wide receiver. He is also the New Jersey High Jump champion with a personal best of 7 feet. You can't coach that type of size and athleticism. He hails from a state that Miami has had success recruiting in, New Jersey.

David Njoku has helped lead his Cedar Grove team to a record 5-1.

"It's a big responsibility as a senior because my team counts on me. The other captains and I make sure we lead the right way. We won the state championship when I was a sophomore, and are trying to win another state championship this year."

As a senior, David Njoku has been very successful. Through 6 games, Njoku has accumulated very impressive stats: 13 carries 173 yards, 3 tds, 21 receptions 478 yards and 7 touchdowns. Njoku also has 23 tackles, 1 interception, and 220 KR + PR yardage.

"Yeah they have me playing everywhere. I'm doing my best at everything I can and giving 100% of my effort."

Njoku recently decommitted from Rutgers and opened up his recruitment.

"After visiting a few schools I decided it would be better for me to look at all my options. Rutgers is a great school, but I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision."

"Right now I am looking at Miami, Penn State, Ohio state, Temple, and Boston college."

The versatile athlete has been in communication with coach Carroll after he received an offer.

"I talk to coach Carroll. I had previously talked to coach Golden. Coach Carroll is telling me I could come in and be a big WR for them. Every week he informs me of how the team is doing, and we keep in contact."

Njoku has sincere interest in the 'Canes.

"I am very interested in Miami. I want to get down there for a visit."

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2096-Interview-with-David-Njoku

canezilla


In all of this, why hasn't Larry Coker's name been brought up?

Posted by: TonyCane | October 22, 2013 at 12:17 AM
HE WASN'NT DOWN WITH THE BRIZOWN

BigWindyCane1

Good article Soup!

I am done with Randy Phillips. He was a mediocre safety, and he sold out the U on and off the field. Golden would not have knuckleheads like him in his locker room. I hope Phillips is banned from the Canes facilities.

UMike

I know Phillips refused to talk to the NCAA, but if Miami ends up appealing, is this article something that can be held against UM?

Sinistercane

I truly hate wqam. Our so call flagship station has a segment with our most heated rival but it is the only morning show that has a app :(

CanesGuest

Phillips is lying... Someone paid him off... The claims he makes in that article are so outlandish and exaggerated they almost seem satirical

Hoping all goes well today

GO CANES

MassivCane

IMHO I would think some of these players were retained for a certain dollar amount. It seemed most of the players that spoke out never really had a career after UM. They probably do this for the money and don't think about any of the repercussions. Good luck today Canes. I am more nervous today then the 4th quarter of the UNC game.

UMike

I don't think Phillips is lying, but I do think he was used and very naive. How you gonna let someone call you the "Queen Bee" lol..thats some punk shyt right there.

The stuff that Phillips says actually seem like they could be true. I dont think the claims were outlandish outside of maybe the $50K bets, but getting a hundred here and there for groceries, help for his baby etc all seem true and something that probably goes on at every college.

raizecane

So my birthday was this past Sunday (turned 50) and all I wished for was an end to this whole NCAA BS. It looks like I will get my wish sometime today.

Let's just hope the punishment is not USC style but more like Oregan style.

UMike

Happy bday old timer..dont look close to 50 dude!

Keoki

Everyone chill!

F' the Turds, $EC, & NCAA BS!!!
This is their last shot at us, but we shall overcome!

UMike

Oh and in cased you missed it, that 2015 DT Daylon Mack from TX who had Miami in front despite not having an offer etc etc etc... He committed to Texas A&M.

UMike

The NCAA, in years and years of fashioning its own dubious reputation, has proved it can be harshly punitive, weirdly persnickety, frustratingly arduous and illogically inconsistent.

Now college sports’ monolithic governing body has a chance to show itself as something else entirely.

It has a chance to be reasonable.

It has a chance to be fair.

Tuesday at long last will end more than 1,000 days of scrutiny of University of Miami athletics in the matter of former renegade-booster Nevin Shapiro, a probe that centered mostly on football and has cost that program the most.

Hallelujah for a resolution at last, but now hold your breath, because the NCAA Committee on Infractions — judge, jury and executioner — will do as it pleases in terms of additional sanctions, and predicting what those might be is impossible.

The feeling here is that Miami almost certainly will be hit with more penalties, in part because the NCAA must publicly justify the exceptional time and cost of this investigation.

There are so many reasons, though, why any additional penalties should be minor and should not include another postseason ban in football.

Coach Al Golden’s Hurricanes are 6-0 and ranked No. 7 in the initial Bowl Championship Series standings. They have made this a special season despite operating under the ongoing distraction and threat of sanctions that have hung over the program like a glistening guillotine for too long.

It would be a shame if the reward at the end of this season were taken away, and the shame would be the NCAA’s.

Golden walked blindsided into this investigation; he inherited it in coming here from Temple. Not a single player on the current team had anything to do with the improper benefits orchestrated by Shapiro.

Be reasonable

What’s reasonable? What’s fair? This:

An NCAA decision Tuesday that reflects that Golden and his current players, all guiltless, should not be made to further suffer because since-departed players under former coaches and previous athletic administrators took handouts from a single lawless booster presently serving hard time on a Ponzi conviction.

If only to save face, I’d expect the NCAA to perhaps fine the university, curtail a few more scholarships, impose recruiting restrictions or assign the program to probation if it feels more punishment is necessary.

But do not take away the postseason reward this team is earning with the year it is having. That will be the Litmus test for whether the NCAA’s verdict can be seen as reasonable and fair, or should be viewed instead as piling on.

Miami could appeal a postseason ban and likely still compete in a bowl, but that would only elongate an already ponderous investigation and shift the threat of a ban into next season.

Enough!

There are so many reasons while leniency, not vindictiveness, should now be the NCAA’s course.

We have already mentioned that today’s coaches and players knew nothing of Shapiro and should not be made to pay for others’ sins.

We have already alluded to the fact the central figure and accuser in all of this is a convicted liar and thief who probably should not rank among the most credible witnesses there ever was.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/22/3703412/greg-cote-ncaa-should-not-make.html#storylink=cpy

Ohio_Cane

@GregLikens: BREAKING: According to @JoeRoseShow sources, Miami's football program will lose 3 scholarships per year over the next 3 years


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ohio_Cane

No bowl ban!!!

Ohio_Cane

@JGJr9: Rose says some minor visits penalties are also included.

Ohio_Cane

The U is FREEEEEEEEEEE!!!

86, Free Fallin with a YouTube vid would be a great idea!!

raizecane


Happy bday old timer..dont look close to 50 dude!

Posted by: UMike | October 22, 2013 at 08:18 AM

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Thanks bro......but i feel 55 (LOL)

UMike

Ohio..the U isn't free yet. We might want to wait until something is official lol

UMike

But I do hope that is true..and sounds about right. And Joe Rose usually has good info

usagainsttheworld

It is efffffing on now! The cfb world should be very, very concerned.

Shalala is a beast.

UMike

I hope there is some penalties for former coaches in there also.

UMike

I see on Twitter where Miami is currently playing with 74 scholarship players..losing 3 a year would max us at 82 lol

UMike

If true..the 2015 class just started to look a lot better

Ohio_Cane

In case you're wondering, 3 ships per yr means max of 82 on scholly per year. We're at 74 right now. We good!!


WE BACK!!

Ohio_Cane

There are penalties for former coaches also. I'm driving and will post everything I'm reading asap

UMike

Right now Im seeing Haith will be suspended

Ohio_Cane

Joe rose may suck as an interviewer, but his sources are always spot on and if he thought otherwise, he wouldn't have come out w it

Ohio_Cane

I'm taking Rose's info as fact

UMike

I agree with that Ohio

Ohio_Cane

CBS4 Miami ‏@CBSMiami 1m

BREAKING: Miami will lose nine scholarships, but will NOT receive a bowl ban from the NCAA, according to @espn.

Ohio_Cane

Michelle Kaufman ‏@kaufsports 1m

Source: #Haith 5 game suspension. Hurtt, Hill, Fernandez 2 yr show cause. #UM hoops may lose 2-3 schol total.

Ohio_Cane

DeMarcus Van Dyke ‏@D_VanDyke8 29m

Dear God, Thank You

UMike

We have been punished A LOT already, but the forward thinking at the U saved what could be a great season and put us on a great path forward. Props to Al and The Don

Ohio_Cane

Charlie Strauzer ‏@strauzer 1m

WQAM, ESPN and CBS reporting 3 schollies over 3 yrs probation, no bowl ban. That's pretty good confirmation to me.

Ohio_Cane

So glad Hurtt is getting 2-year SHOW CAUSE!!

HAHAHAHAHHAAHA!!! SUCK IT!!

Ohio_Cane

RT @ByTimReynolds: Confirming the 9 scholarship losses for football. Scholarship losses for basketball are pending ... more coming.

Terrance Sullivan

This is great for this years team, staff, and the fans that endured this crap for the last 3 years. Lets remember that I know all the recruiting guys are in a tizzy over the news and thats great also just happy for the here and now. I am going to drink a bottle of Champiple after work this evening.

UMike

Ohio..I agree..does that mean he will be suspended from Louisville for 2 years?

Brevardcane

We need to celebrate by pounding wake this Saturday

SOUP

86, Free Fallin with a YouTube vid would be a great idea!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 22, 2013 at 08:45 AM

I got this!

Ohio_Cane

86, Free Fallin with a YouTube vid would be a great idea!!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | October 22, 2013 at 08:45 AM

I got this!

Posted by: SOUP | October 22, 2013 at 09:09 AM
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Yeah I'm FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! FREE FALLLINNNNNNNN!!

SOUP

TSully...BTW, "The Eagle Has Landed".

longtimecanefan

This would be good news! Let's go out and storm through the rest of this season and finish strong.

AG has us on the right track, let's get on board this train!!!!

360Cane

It's time for the NCAA to start going after the individuals. This is the only way they can clean it up. Punishing the ones that had nothing to do with it solves nothing.

dj moonbat

Well, if the report is true, I hope Miami's response is a heartfelt "whatEVER..."

Ohio_Cane

Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 42s

The NCAA has been told Miami accepts its sanctions. No appeal from Hurricanes. This saga, by and large, ends today.

CaneRock

So when do those scholarship reductions start, in 2014? Or 2015?

And if I was DS, I'd still appeal that $hit!

Texascane

I would sue the NCAA anyway...just to see their emails over the last 3 years...Snowden leaks ain't got nothing on this.

Ohio_Cane

Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 1m

Miami basketball will lose one scholarship in each of next three years.

Ohio_Cane

Ohio..I agree..does that mean he will be suspended from Louisville for 2 years?

Posted by: UMike | October 22, 2013 at 09:09 AM
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I'm 90% sure this is correct. He deserves it, too. Buh-bye, Clint!

thirstybuzzardcane

I bet the little bytch in jail, feels like he just got punch in the gut!!!!.....IT'S GREAT....TO BE....A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!

SOUP

I would sue the NCAA anyway...just to see their emails over the last 3 years...Snowden leaks ain't got nothing on this.

Posted by: Texascane | October 22, 2013 at 09:17 AM

No, no, no, no, no! Let it die a slow death and just sit back and watch.

The NCAA will be out of business within 5 years and the Hurricanes will be playing for National Championships year after year after year at (soon to be renamed) Marlins Park within 10 years and all will be right with the world once again.

Ohio_Cane

UM is NOT appealing these sanctions, and have accepted them. We can all exhale. Thank God.

CaneRock

UMike, I think CH can still coach, but per the NCAA, Strong is gonna have to keep Him on a short leash.

Ohio_Cane

RT @ByTimReynolds: University of Miami athletics also on probation for three years, starting today.

Ohio_Cane

In the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), a show-cause penalty is an order saying that for a set period of time, any NCAA penalties imposed on a coach involved in major rules violations at a university's athletic program will remain in force if he is hired by any other NCAA member institution. Both the school and coach are required to send letters to the NCAA agreeing to abide by any restrictions imposed, and report back to the NCAA every 6 months until the end of employment or the show-cause, whichever comes first. If the school wishes to avoid the NCAA restrictions imposed on that individual, it must appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions and "show cause" as to why it should not be penalized for hiring him.[1] The penalty is intended to follow a coach for violations that he had a role in committing. It is the most severe penalty that can be handed down to a coach.

Contrary to popular belief, an NCAA member school is allowed to hire a coach with a show-cause order outstanding. In practice, however, the show-cause restrictions make it prohibitively difficult for a coach with a show-cause order to get another collegiate job. As mentioned above, any school that hires a coach with a show-cause order in effect can be penalized merely for doing so. Additionally, that school can face severe penalties if a coach commits another violation during the length of the penalty.[2] Consequently, most schools will not even consider hiring a coach with a show-cause penalty in effect. For this reason, a show-cause penalty usually has the effect of blackballing a coach from the collegiate ranks for the duration of the penalty. Many coaches who are given such a penalty never coach again, even after the expiration of the penalty.

TonyCane

To quote ID4..."Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!"

thirstybuzzardcane

It's time to give Al Golden a raise....What he has been through, he deserves it!!!!!!!!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

I still think Miami knew something during the hearing in Indianapolis. Pres. Shalala was to giddy when she was up there

Ohio_Cane

RT @ByTimReynolds: From what I've seen, Miami went to 7-0 today.

UpNorthCane

I said it's great to be a MIAMI HURRICANE, I said it's great to be a MIAMI HURRICANE!!!!

nevin you rat bastard hope their serving you those c*** meat sandwhiches daily you BIOTCH!!!!

College football there is a Hurricane coming and i ain't talking about the one from Tulsa!!!

CaneRock

This is nothing more than the NCAA kickin' us in the shin, after having them by the balls. Compared to that 5 part expose that SI did on OSU, what happened at UM is CHILDS PLAY! I still say we appeal this VINDICTIVE!,PETTY!, SAVE FACE! ass "punishment"!

dj moonbat

So Miami's got what looks like about 26 Srs., about 26 commits, and an extra couple slots, because the team is currently undersized. Sounds good.

dj moonbat

I still say we appeal this VINDICTIVE!,PETTY!, SAVE FACE! ass "punishment"!

Posted by: CaneRock | October 22, 2013 at 09:44 AM


I say finality is way more valuable to UM than those three scholarships. Being able to tell recruits and their families "it's all in the past" is a lot better than saying, "it's still under appeal..."

Da U N Houston

How you gonna let someone call you the "Queen Bee" lol..thats some punk shyt right there.

Agreed 100%...

UpNorthCane

I agree the "Queen Bee" nickname is embarrassing as shyt...

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