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December 09, 2013

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UMike

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was once committed to play football for his hometown Miami Hurricanes.

Now he is preparing to play against Miami in the Hurricanes’ first bowl game in three years.

At 6:45 p.m. Dec. 28, the former Miami Northwestern star will lead his 18th-ranked Louisville Cardinals (11-1, 7-1 American Athletic Conference) against the Hurricanes (9-3, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) in the Russell Athletic Bowl at the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando.

“We are absolutely thrilled to accept an invitation to play in such a great game,” UM coach Al Golden said in a written release. “We’ve sat out the last two seasons and our players are thankful for the opportunity to play in a bowl game so close to home against a great opponent like Louisville.

“…We have tons of alumni within driving distance of Orlando and we look forward to a great game.”

The Hurricanes are 9-1-1 all-time against Louisville, the Cardinals’ lone win coming at home in their last meeting in 2006.

Louisville was ranked 12th by the Associated Press that day in September; and Miami, 17th. The 31-7 Louisville victory was televised nationally and left the Canes with a 1-2 start for the first time in nine years. That game began UM’s precipitous fall from the rankings and in national stature.

More than seven years later, this bowl game will precede Louisville’s first season in the ACC in 2014. The Cardinals are replacing Maryland in the Atlantic Division (Miami is in the Coastal), and they are scheduled to play Miami next season at a date to be determined.

The Cardinals, whose only loss in a weak conference came to No. 15 UCF, are ranked among the nation’s elite in several NCAA statistical categories. They are second in the nation in total defense, rushing defense, turnover margin and defensive third-down conversion percentage.

They rank eighth in passing yards allowed, fifth in team passing efficiency defense and third in scoring defense.

Offensively, Louisville is 29th in scoring, 18th in passing and 80th in rushing. The Cards also rank second in third-down conversion percentage, an area that has plagued Miami defensively and offensively all season.

Local talent

Bridgewater, one of 23 Louisville players from Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties, is second nationally in completion percentage and fifth in passing efficiency.

The Hurricanes practiced Sunday, but were unavailable for interviews. On Saturday, however, some of the players were asked what it would be like to face Louisville and Bridgewater.

“You know he’s going to play hard because he’s from down here,’’ said backup quarterback Ryan Williams, who played against [and lost to] Louisville as a freshman at Memphis. “He knows a lot of us. He grew up with a lot of us on the team. He’s played great all season. I’m sure he won’t play any less against us.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/09/3806819/miami-hurricanes-to-face-louisville.html#storylink=cpy

UMike

Gregg Lerner ‏@GreggLerner 6h
DePaul DT Courtel Jenkins, a Miami recruit, has been big in middle for Spartans. Holy Spirit just tripled him on last run.

Gregg Lerner ‏@GreggLerner 5h
Courtel Jenkins going to Miami seems rather fitting. Has a Jerome Brown sense about him on D-line.

UMike

From CIS


New Jersey Kids

David Njoku, Courtel Jenkins and Kiy Hester will all be visiting us this weekend.

Hester and Njoku have legitimate interest and Jenkins is a current commit.

Someone said it in another thread, but we currently have 6 players on the roster from NJ. We also have multiple targets, from NJ with interest, in 2015. Seems like we will end up getting at least 1 of these kids every year.

UMike

From a CIS poster...


DT Cory Johnson NOT COMING

Per Rivals...

Rated the visit a 7 probably because he realized in order to come to Miami in January
he would have to take ONLINE Classes and flat out was like he was not with it...

He is sticking with Kentucky...Funny thing is he stated "If I didn't have to take the classes
Miami would be even with Kentucky"...really then why was the visit so bad...kid sounds
disappointed...

I guess we on to the next one...

He said the visit was cool ...His host was Jamal Carter...

Said that he had was tired the whole time because when he came off the plane
he went straight into all the activities...

canezilla


Miami wins this game IF they keep constant pressure on TEDDY B,
Posted by: laquinton | December 08, 2013 at 09:56 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!! THANKS FOR THE LAUGH

UMike

Miami couldn't keep constant pressure on Treon Harris and BTW lol

laquinton

Duke johnson

TJL

Miami couldn't keep constant pressure on Treon Harris and BTW lol

Posted by: UMike | December 09, 2013 at 06:50 AM

That is a classic-lmao!!

SOUP

“…We have tons of alumni within driving distance of Orlando and we look forward to a great game.”

SEE U AT THE GAME AL!

UMike

Im so torn.... most of me wants to win..but a little part of me secretly hopes Louisville scores 50 on us so D'No gets fired lol

CaneRock

New from Peter Ariz...

Before I get into each prospect specifically, Miami felt good about the outcome of this weekend. There are some fans who might be disappointed about the fact that there is no commit to show for the last three days, but besides Dixon previously planning to announce tonight, there was not expected to be any commitments. Results are not always immediate when it comes to recruiting.

Dalvin Cook
The lead-up to Cook’s official visit was highly anticipated and I’m told that he was “all smiles” this weekend. The past couple of years, there have been some top flight recruits who have visited Miami out of a courtesy to the staff, but that is not the case with Cook because he is sincerely considering the Canes. After this last week where both Coley and Golden gave in-homes to him and he visited, Miami feels like they have given him a lot to think about and this will be a tough decision for him. As his mother told me last week, Miami getting the last shot at him does give them an advantage. Other than that, his camp is staying quiet. He will announce next weekend so I expect to hear more throughout the week.

Johnnie Dixon
This is your classic case of nobody really knowing where a kid is going until he announces himself. There have been people saying Alabama, Miami, and Ohio State with him the last couple weeks and him pushing his decision back adds another layer into the scenario. Miami felt good leading up to this visit, but him pushing back would lead you to believe that his pick was not going to be Miami. Another source told me that Dixon not announcing tonight was a very good sign for the Canes. There has also been more talk about Ohio State than Alabama recently. Like with Cook, we will continue to hear more throughout this week. I don’t think Dixon will be doing much talking though, because his team plays in the state final this weekend.

Travis Rudolph
Rudolph’s visit went unreported until this morning, which is interesting for a local, high profile prospect. Miami has kept tabs on him for months and it seems like the coaches are going to make one final push to see how interested he is. Not only does his father want him at Miami, but his mother wants him here as well. James Coley in-homed with him after the visit. It would be a tough pull, but this weekend basically kept Miami in the conversation for him.

**I posted earlier this week that one of Ermon Lane’s coaches told me he believed Lane would decommit from Florida in January and that whoever landed Dalvin Cook would also have a great shot at Lane. Another person told me the same thing again today and Miami is aware that the two would love to play with each other. Lane is not an early enrollee, so this will give him time for Miami coaches to continue to recruit him over the next two months.

**Keep an eye on Brandon Powell. Although he’s solid right now, I don’t know how he would react if Cook committed. Powell has told me in the past that he is open to playing corner at Miami (which is probably his big money position), but there is also some talk that he prefers playing on the offensive side of the ball. He has visited both West Virginia and Tennessee recently.

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | December 08, 2013 at 11:17 PM

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I hope Powell isn't Clinton Portis in reverse. Ya'll remember Clinton was recruited as a DB, and well, ya'll know the rest...

longtimecanefan

Miami wins this game IF they keep constant pressure on TEDDY B,
Posted by: laquinton | December 08, 2013 at 09:56 PM


WINNER!! Funniest comment of the season on CANESPACE!!

UMike

I had seen on Twitter a few people thought Dixon was a Bama lean... but I still think he is a Cane. BUT... there has been some talk of OSU really being in it tanks to Dwyer's coach and his relationship with Meyer and the thinking that he doesnt like Miami lol... still think he is a Cane.

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

WHAAAAAAAT! UMike thinks we BEAT! and SEC school, and the former king of the SEC for a recruit?!

NAAAAAAH!, I don't believe it...I can't believe it...it's not true LMAO!

raizecane

Im so torn.... most of me wants to win..but a little part of me secretly hopes Louisville scores 50 on us so D'No gets fired lol

Posted by: UMike | December 09, 2013 at 08:22 AM

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If it hasn't happened by now, it wont happen after this game.

UMike

raize...sadly you are probably right.

SOUP

Miami Pep Rally:

Gather with fellow Canes fans at the official pep rally at Orlando Bowl Week Fan HQ. The band and cheerleaders will perform and coaches will make a special appearance to fire up the crowd before game day!

4 PM Point Orlando (International Drive Area)

SOUP

Terrance...U are staying at the wrong hotel location by the airport. U need to stay by I-drive where U can walk to all of the events and entertainment along I-drive near Universal Studios. Fix it dude!

SOUP

LB...there U go again. Dude, U are going to have to get that PE issue looked at by a medical professional! LOL

I "unpublished" your comment because it will become a "By The Numbers" article tomorrow on the front page. Good research and too good not to be on the front page.

SinisterCane

I'll be attending my first CANEZ bowl game, I'm up in the nose bleed section

CaneRock

I would go to this bowl game, but I think I'll sit this one OUT! I haven't had good experiences in that stadium. Went to Wrestle-Mania, got hit with fireworks...went to the bowl game against Wisky, got our asses handed to us. And then the parking was atrocious, had to park our car in this mucky ass field...NO THANKS!

dj moonbat

Terrance...U are staying at the wrong hotel location by the airport. U need to stay by I-drive where U can walk to all of the events and entertainment along I-drive near Universal Studios. Fix it dude!

Posted by: SOUP | December 09, 2013 at 09:14 AM


Heck, if you're in Orlando, you've already gone and messed up goo.

dj moonbat

Good. Messed up good.

LB

"LB...there U go again. Dude, U are going to have to get that PE issue looked at by a medical professional! LOL

I "unpublished" your comment because it will become a "By The Numbers" article tomorrow on the front page. Good research and too good not to be on the front page."

You kind to me, all of you are. I really appreciate it.

"Im so torn.... most of me wants to win..but a little part of me secretly hopes Louisville scores 50 on us so D'No gets fired lol"

I think all of us want D'Onofrio fired, but it's against my DNA to root for the opposite team.

It's been SEVEN YEARS since UM has won a bowl game. I hope you all realize what a win vs. Louisville gives this program:

- 10 wins.
- Momentum into 2014.

It's so very important to beat these suckers.

SOUP

I hope you all realize what a win vs. Louisville gives this program:

- 10 wins.
- Momentum into 2014.

It's so very important to beat these suckers.

Posted by: LB | December 09, 2013 at 09:37 AM

There IT is right there.

Ohio_Cane

D'No will NOT be fired unless we get 70+ scored us, so please, NO ONE root for us to lose.

We NEED this win. As LB stated, it gives us our first 10 win season in a long time, and momentum going into 2014 season and into recruiting for the future.

CaneRock

Why is Louisville ranked #18?

dj moonbat

Why is Louisville ranked #18?

Posted by: CaneRock | December 09, 2013 at 10:27 AM


Tough to say. Both teams' records were really built on beating some unimpressive competition. Who knows what Louisville's record would look like if they'd played more ranked teams?

RCCF

How many games has Louisville lost????

RCCF12%

they lost 1 game that is why they are ranked 18..

SinisterCane

Let the church pray on our Defense VS Wannabemiamiville

Go Canes

Are people on here actually hoping we give up 50 points and lose?

UM fans wanting our team to get embarrassed and miss out on our first 10 win season in who knows how long?

Auburn's defense got scorched in their last three wins, giving up over 500 yds and nearly 40 a game. I wonder if their fans are on some site hoping FSU blows them out so the defensive coordinator gets axed.

I doubt it.

And people wonder why our fans are considered the most fair weathered and unreasonable out there.


UMike

Go Canes...I was only teasing because I want D'No gone.. of course I dont want us to give up 50...although it seems highly likely we will give up at least 40 lol

Go Canes

Well if we do give up 40 then let's score 41 and win.

You do what you need to do, then keep building for 2014.

VA Cane

I was fortunate to go to a regional final game on Sat. My boys were playing; hell 30 or more of my old players were at the SB to see us play; I had 8 kids on LC Bird HS team. 4 of my linemen paved the way for my old tailback who carried 37 times for 175 yards in the rain, sleet and mud and scored the only td in a 7-3 win. Another one of my old charges had 2 pick for Bird, who won it all last year and will try to repeat Sat. I was very proud of those young men, they were awesome and it meant a lot that they asked me to be there.

Point to ponder...those kids had talent....but the reason they are where they are now was apparent Sat....fundamentals. The line blocked awesome, and Earl runs NS...he aint Travolta he aint no Disco Duck...he runs NS to daylight. Same with Phillip....playing that man coverage tight as hell...2 picks. I taught them how to execute basics repeatedly; combined with their talent they are winners because they wanted to learn the RIGHT way and execute the right way.

Execution of fundamentals is not a part time thing....it is a full time thing on each and every play. Do it that way, and winning becomes a full time thing...thanks Vince.

I do not understand our kids not being able to execute; who in the hell is coaching them in grade school...HS? Why can they not block and tackle...why should a D1 coach have to re-teach them what they should know? and Why, if they cannot do it....does the D1 coach not re-teach them? So many people keep saying talent talent talent....well you need to learn to define it PROPERLY people....talent is not 5 stars, 4.4 40's, HS All American, Under Armor games, 10 flat hundreds, 38 inch vertical jump, 10 reps of 225 ALONE BY ITSELF....its the basics of football, blocking and tackling, thinking, aggression, passion ability to learn.... COMBINED with those additional skills that make talent....supreme talent that wins......and kid yourself if you must if it makes you happy.....we do not have that many players like that. Proof is on the field.....you watch it long enough and know your stuff....and then ask yourself is it there? Read LBs articles and numbers tell me it is not there in droves....just flashes.

I have never attacked this staff, I like AG and Co. I want them too succeed big time....but I have been at this a long time....and I know what the heck I am talking about I do. We have to focus on execution of fundamentals...that's on the player for not having them, and the coaching staff for not seeing coaching and correcting it....its a TEAM thing people....JMO

Terrance Sullivan

Soup i got that Doubletree Orlando Airport for Friday and Saturday night for 200 dollars total and the hotels U are talking about are charging 200 hundred a night or 400 dollars total no thanks. I am renting a car and coming down. I will meet up with U all on Friday for dinner that I owe yall, and we can meet up on Saturday for the pre game tailgating festivities.

orange 'n green in the vein

Here, numbers, with colors;

http://www.philsteele.com/fbsinfo/TeamPages/acc/miami.html

http://www.philsteele.com/fbsinfo/TeamPages/bigeast/louisville.html

Have fun taking it from there.

D'No could be fired any moment, it would just require his college roommate to say goodbye. But since he's just stupid enough to not think his scheme that's never won anything at any level of coaching he's been employed at isn't a total failure, that's your catch 22. And it's the reason why attendance will plummet next year and then it'll be time to say goodbye to this failure of an era in Hurricane football. Because Louisville played in a really weak conference, unlike the ACC and the Coastal with it's defending champion of Duke, or something.

RCCF

From Last Blog:


Hey did I mention it is Great to Have Soup on the Bus
I Said Its Great to Have Soup on the Bus…..

12% is Gaining Watch That Infectious Attitude Spread…

Love Being A CANE…. I Always say there is one SOLID fan base in Miami CANE nation is REAL no Bandwagon in CANELove..

Irony that we Play Louisville and the guy who is basically the basis of our down time (Clint Hurtt) the QB we lost because of $$ Bridgewater.. Ironic?? Welcome Back 2 Big Time …. It May All Play Out in a Way we Really Love..

RCCF12% Every Season

jsy

If 116 and dead last in conf gets u excuses and job security, I really wonder what kind of performance in the bowl would get him fired. Or honestly if anything could get him fired at all

Go Canes

I think we should just forfeit the game.

We have no chance!

dj moonbat

I do not understand our kids not being able to execute; who in the hell is coaching them in grade school...HS? Why can they not block and tackle...why should a D1 coach have to re-teach them what they should know? and Why, if they cannot do it....does the D1 coach not re-teach them?

Posted by: VA Cane | December 09, 2013 at 11:19 AM


And, if it's going to be too hard to teach them to block and tackle at that late stage in their development, why recruit them at all?

orange 'n green in the vein

/\/\/\

That was the last two years excuses for the poor coaching staff, you need to try harder to come up with a better one this year because that one is beyond played out.

RCCF

How do we get OGV on the Bus??


RCCF12%

Go Canes

We recruited them because we needed to fill a roster with players.

And when you are doing that from a position of complete weakness, you do not land the kind of players who are difference makers, especially at positions like quarterback, linebacker and defensive tackle.

Great running backs, wide receivers and corners are much easier to come by, especially in South Florida.

Ask yourself this, if this was two or three seasons ago do we show Dalvon Stuckey the door or do we sign him?

We sign him.

This year, without the NCAA mess looming over us, we are finally getting the players we need at need positions.

I know the win now, no excuses, the coaches suck, fire everyone, Randy was better, wish we had this coach or that coach crowd will never understand this, nor do they care to, but that is the reality of what we have been going through.

Ohio_Cane

Ask yourself this, if this was two or three seasons ago do we show Dalvon Stuckey the door or do we sign him?

We sign him.


Posted by: Go Canes | December 09, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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I agree with your overall point, but I have to disagree with this.

Stuckey was/is an academic casualty. He wasn't coming with or without the NCAA still looming.

Unless U think we'd do something illegal and admit someone who doesn't qualify while the NCAA is in our kitchen.

Go Canes

Thanks Ohio.

I had heard this staff cooled on him big time either way.

Ohio_Cane

I had heard this staff cooled on him big time either way.

Posted by: Go Canes | December 09, 2013 at 12:07 PM
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ONLY reason they backed off is because there were academic issues.

Go Canes

From what I've seen here you are the know all of recruiting so if you say it I believe it.

The point remains the same, we were never going to attract marquee players at the most important positions with what we were going through.

This staff is finally getting to show what it can do when operating on a level playing field.

Ohio_Cane

Go Canes, I do NOT know it all, just ask OGV. LOL

But, like I said, I agreed with your overall point. The last 2.5 years under the NCAA's black cloud has been more difficult than most realize.

And yes, this staff will now show what they can REALLY do. Sure, we'll miss on some guys, but no one gets EVERYONE they want. Even Bama. We won't miss on as many as the past and we'll take a lot less "gambles" on kids as well.

Sinistercane

Go Canes is SOUP

jsy

Do we need marquee players to run a average defense I'm not even saying good or god forbid elite. Vt fields a above average to elite defense every year and look back at their recruiting they don't have a single elite defensive tackle or lb. mich state has an elite defense and they don't get marquee players. If u go by espn/rivals/scouts/247 we have out recruited both teams on defense for the past three years even with the ncaa mess. Ncaa is not an excuse for 116 and last in conf. There's enough talent to run at least an average defense but it's not possible with dno. Ncaa should have just seen we had dno for three years and seem that was enough self imposed sanctions

CaneRock

Go Canes is SOUP

Posted by: Sinistercane | December 09, 2013 at 12:30 PM

UH UH!

Go Canes is Mrs. D'Onofrio.

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I keed, I keed!

raizecane


. I will meet up with U all on Friday for dinner that I owe yall, and we can meet up on Saturday for the pre game tailgating festivities.

Posted by: Terrance Sullivan | December 09, 2013 at 11:21 AM

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Can I join up friday night for dinner?

CaneRock

There's enough talent to run at least an average defense but it's not possible with dno.

Posted by: jsy | December 09, 2013 at 12:31 PM

At least an average defense against VT & Duke, but we couldn't even do that ISH!

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: Sinistercane | December 09, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Highly unlikely, like I'd bet something of reasonable value on that not being the case.

Of course, I also don't think you're a troll because just last year you told me in no uncertain terms to 'go kill myself' when I made fun of how inept the defense was before everybody woke up and realized they were the worst unit ever fielded by a Miami football team in program history, but then we made up and buried the hatchet the next day so it wouldn't make sense for a 'troll' to care that UM was being pointed out for the record ineptness they were in the middle of setting into the wrong part of the record books.

Not saying the grey name isn't an alias of a poster, just saying, it's not the proprietor of the site's alias in all likelihood if there's some shenanigans going on.

RCCF, if they steal Clawson away before he takes the Wake job, I'd think about it, but with the staff staying intact for next year there is 0.0% chance of me getting on that bus when it just suffered such a massive blowout (get it, blowout? Where's that youtube link again?) this year when it was all set up for the team to be coached to shock the world and get that crystal football. So in other words, a direct proportion of the chance that a former UM player is added to the coaching staff this offseason!

raizecane

ONLY reason they backed off is because there were academic issues.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 09, 2013 at 12:09 PM

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When was the last time you heard a SEC school say they are backing off a recruit because of academics??? Too funny

j.w.

Sad part is this is Larrinaga's third year and this is his team.

Posted by: j.w. | December 08, 2013 at 05:09 PM

Are u serious in ur comment about Coach L?

Do you follow this team?

Posted by: Saliva Breath | December 09, 2013 at 01:02 AM

Yes I am, yes I do. Year 3 is year 3. Listen, I get that we had a great year last year, after a mediocre year in year one of his regime. Not calling for his head at all if you read my post. But I am calling it the way I see it, and frankly losing to Va Tech at home with a big lead is NEVER what we should expect. I'm not crazy about the new PG, or really any of this year's freshmen class. But I'm reserving judgment until next year around Christmas, when the transfers are eligible to play, and when the 2013 signees (this most recent class) have a few games under their belt.

Sinistercane

OVG

Why are you bringing up old sh!t I was just having fun with SOUP!

Sinistercane

Question for Go Canes

What are your expectations for Al Golden and how much time should he get to reach those expectations?

UMike

From CIS poster & 247...

Cook's grandma says she thinks he is going FSU

She said she likes Brewster and T-rob the most. She hates that we visit all the time. Barrow, Coley and Brown are pleasant when they are around but hates that they keep coming. Thinks he picks FSU because stability.

Terrance Sullivan

Raizecane Yes Sir Lets do something Friday Night waiting on Soup, KYCane, to respond on it. But yea I mean my interest in the matchup is very low but the opportunity to hang out with U all is worth it. Go Canes!

UMike


"Don't be surprised if he commits to Miami."

-Courtel Jenkins when asked about Kiy Hester

UMike

D. Jackson is slowly becoming this years Keith Bryant. IDK if will de-commit, but he sure doesnt sound like a commit. He released a top 4 and tweeted "all options are open'...

raizecane

Terrance - sounds good. My office is about 5 minutes from where you are staying.

UMike


UM commit Mark Walton is looking to reclassify from 2016 to 2015...

IDK how that works, but would be cool

longtimecanefan

Season done, where's Da Skreetz?? Haven't heard from him all season. For sure he must have someting to say about our year!!

As much as I think Louisville can/will score 50 on us, I don't think it's what I hope to see even is it means No'D is No'more. The image would hurt recruiting, tarnish a good season, and I really doubt he'd leave as a result.

Let's hope we win or at least keep it close enough till people switch to another game.....

SOUP

We have no chance!

Posted by: Go Canes | December 09, 2013 at 11:48 AM

LMAO!

Remember this saying: "Illegetimi non carborundum."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegitimi_non_carborundum

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: j.w. | December 09, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Only thing I'd take issue with is calling an eight point lead, 'big,' it's not even double digits and it's not even the biggest three possession lead you can have, but the rest of that I don't have any problem with at all. Of course, I also think that public figures in coaching are fair game for ridicule and don't feel like I have to stay at the keyboard to right any of these 'perceived' injustices either so . . .

Sinister, I hate that OVG doof. Why even mention that moran?

However, it's good to see you've finally embraced the realistic side of watching this football program under the Special K hire with a foot out the door to Lubbock, even if it was a little late, I almost feel something like this regarding you and I;

http://i983.photobucket.com/albums/ae311/Witness6/Sinister%20Origins%203/SinisterOrigins38.jpg

SOUP

Go Canes is SOUP

Posted by: Sinistercane | December 09, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Negative, but nice try.

Ohio_Cane

From CIS poster & 247...

Cook's grandma says she thinks he is going FSU

She said she likes Brewster and T-rob the most. She hates that we visit all the time. Barrow, Coley and Brown are pleasant when they are around but hates that they keep coming. Thinks he picks FSU because stability.

Posted by: UMike | December 09, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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If Cook didn't want us contacting/visiting more, he wouldn't have signed the FAA papers. Grandma can kick rocks. LOL

Ohio_Cane

UM commit Mark Walton is looking to reclassify from 2016 to 2015...

IDK how that works, but would be cool

Posted by: UMike | December 09, 2013 at 12:53 PM
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No idea how either. Would be amazing if he can pull that off.

laquinton

I wouldn't say D JACKSON is that Keith kid from past year but he is annoying. He had to go to prep school right ?

Terrance Sullivan

RaizeCane thats sweet man. No doubt looking forward to it.

jsy

Would u rather eun 10-6 with each team around 250 yds or 52-49 with teddy matching up and down putting up 500 plus

j.w.

Either is fine, a win's a win, JSY. I'd like to have the team that can do both of course, but we've always had our best years when our team was more likely to win a 10-6 game than a 52-49.

SOUP

Schedule for Friday 12/27:

We meet at 11 AM at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel where the team luncheon will be held. We are not going to pay the $62 to get into the event but will be in the lobby waering Canes gear and hoping to get lucky to get some photos with players / coaches before or after the lunch. Here is the map:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=rosen+shingle+creek&hq=rosen+shingle+creek&t=m&z=15&iwloc=A

Then we go to Pointe Orlando at 2-3 PM for the UM team pep rally. Golden, Shalala, James, etc. will all be there and this is a really good photo op to get some photos like I posted from 2009 in the blog article above. Map to Pointe Orlando:

https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=9101+International+Dr,+Orlando,+FL+32819&sll=28.432129,-81.470404&sspn=0.007916,0.010171&ie=UTF8&z=17&iwloc=A

Then we can go have dinner (Terrance is buying!) in the same area as there are many choices within walking distance.

General info links:

http://russellathleticbowl.com/tickets.aspx

http://hurricanesports.com/fls/28700/bowl/index.html

SOUP

How do we get OGV on the Bus?

RCCF12%

Posted by: RCCF | December 09, 2013 at 11:55 AM

Tequilla and beer, but manily LOTS OF TEQUILLA!

Terrance Sullivan

Soup Sounds good.

Ohio_Cane

Demetrius Jackson officially decommitted.

SOUP

Season done, where's Da Skreetz?? Haven't heard from him all season. For sure he must have someting to say about our year!!

Posted by: longtimecanefan | December 09, 2013 at 01:01 PM

U gotta ask CGNC or is it CGFL? She talks to him more than I do. He had something to say recently about the defense (who doesn't) which was NOT pretty and also something to say about the FSU/Winston case but that is for another day. He lurks and reads ocasionally when his NFL J O B does not interfere.

SinisterCane

Da Skreetz/Melvin Bratton??

UMike

So Miami finds this kids in a spring game before he ever played a game and offered him a full scholarship...now he is a 4-star and wants to keep things open. Got to love recruiting lol... he would have to RS imo, so while I would like to have him, it doesnt hurt as bad as losing some other recruits would

raizecane

Terrence does not owe me a dinner so I will handle my own :-)

UMike

2015 WR Calvin Ridley is now a 5-Star and 11th overall. Miami offered and looks like a package deal with Becker.

Willie Will in Missouri

Walton must be getting skipped up a grade, he'll be a 12th grader next year????

UMike

DB Tarvarus McFadden is also a 5-Star for 2015

Ohio_Cane

So Miami finds this kids in a spring game before he ever played a game and offered him a full scholarship...now he is a 4-star and wants to keep things open. Got to love recruiting lol... he would have to RS imo, so while I would like to have him, it doesnt hurt as bad as losing some other recruits would

Posted by: UMike | December 09, 2013 at 01:43 PM
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It's fun, isn't it? LOL

Agree tho. Losing Valentine would be MUCH worse.

Ohio_Cane

Walton must be getting skipped up a grade, he'll be a 12th grader next year????

Posted by: Willie Will in Missouri | December 09, 2013 at 01:46 PM
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If he can pull it off, yes.

Go Canes

I wonder if our staff got pissed when he tweeted out a top 4 yesterday.

This kid is way too raw and too big a project to be playing games with anyone.

Ohio_Cane

2015 WR Calvin Ridley is now a 5-Star and 11th overall. Miami offered and looks like a package deal with Becker.

Posted by: UMike | December 09, 2013 at 01:46 PM
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We've got a VERY good shot at Ridley, which means we've also got a very good shot at SBB

UMike

Ohio..go look at the 2015 Rivals 100...Miami could havd 2 5-Stars and a bunch of 4-Stars...and that doesnt include Walton if he can do it. 2015 is LOADED...just not with DT's and LB's lol...plenty of secondary help

RCCF

I don't know how the educational system works in Fl but I do believe that once a kid declares to skip a grade it is a sign off deal by the teachers and parents also some testing required to pull of said grade skip...May be more to it but I believe that is the basis..


RCCF12%

SOUP

Terrence does not owe me a dinner so I will handle my own :-)

Posted by: raizecane | December 09, 2013 at 01:44 PM

Just give it time, by game day he will! LOL

Actually, I can't let him buy me dinner, maybe a drink, but not dinner. ;-)

TonyCane

I'm calling it...Saban to UT. 10.1 million annually. And should UT fail, they will go after Jmbo.

dj moonbat

2015 is LOADED...just not with DT's and LB's lol...plenty of secondary help

Posted by: UMike | December 09, 2013 at 01:51 PM


if we're already looking a couple years down the road and not seeing the DTs and LBs we need, we might as well start thinking REALLY long term, and just start up a cloning program.

I'm sure Ray Lewis would help us out. If Vince Wilfork got on board, all of Miami's problems loading up the front seven could be addressed pretty easily.

dj moonbat

I'm calling it...Saban to UT. 10.1 million annually. And should UT fail, they will go after Jmbo.

Posted by: TonyCane | December 09, 2013 at 02:06 PM


If so, Texas will need to raise its sales tax. Buyout for those guys' contracts would be enormous. Both just signed new multi-year deals in the last few days.

TonyCane

Texas can afford it. Their athletic program is deeply in the black, and they are apparently willing to go as high as 12mil to make this happen. There is a report from this morning of a private jet flying from Tuscaloosa to Austin.

Interesting question is...what does a 10-12 million dollar annual salary do to the rest of college football?

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