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May 11, 2014

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VA Cane

Ding Dong the Onions gone!!!

VA Cane

I have had several 1's in the last couple months, lets hope the Canes get those 1's in recruits and ranking!!!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

These Ladies Rock! Congrats continued success in Athens, Ga. to attempt to win the National Title. Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Much Love!

roachcane77

Way to go Lady Canes Tennis!

VA Cane

Hers Bleacher Reports take on the draft Re: UM prospects. I do not get their e mail, but read articles. A lot of their articles as wanna be players and coaches, as you can sign up to write for them. They tend to be biased one way or another. This article is pretty close to home as it points out real numbers. It does place some blame on Onionhead, but the continuation of poor development policy can be place evenly on the threshold of AGs reign.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2058084-2014-nfl-draft-reflects-lowest-point-of-miami-hurricanes-football

The truth can be a painful but opportunity to grow lesson.

orange 'n green in the vein

"Bills: OT Seantrel Henderson (seventh round)

I don’t care if he was a seventh-round pick. And I don’t care that if you drew a picture of a franchise left tackle, this 6-7, 331-pound athlete with sweet feet would be it. Henderson has been nothing but trouble since being one of the top high school recruits in the country. Multiple failed drug tests during college at Miami and then, again, reportedly during the scouting combine. Henderson couldn’t even finish his pro day workout. And on the field, he’s not even good. Henderson didn’t come close to earning the privilege of hearing his name called during the draft. He should have been undrafted. That’s what he earned."

http://mmqb.si.com/2014/05/11/2014-draft-10-picks-who-stand-out/?eref=sihp

LOL. Suck it Gred Bedard, now go stuff another doughnut down your gullet and be sure to remember to choke.

Henderson was one of the better UM players in the last 10 years and will be one of the best value picks next to Storm Johnson in this draft class. Thanks for sticking out the atrocious attempts at using hash-tags on a site other than Twitter to make you the butt of unfunny running gags, joke of an AD carousel, and loser one-size-wins-nothing-to-brag-about game plan installed each week these last three years to remain in the hunt for the roster spot as a pro Seantrel. Chalk up another, but far less prestigious, championship for Kehoe to hang under his hat this summer as well when it's time for coach's meetings.

86Cane

Canes trail Dukies 3-1 bottom 4th, Dukies at bat.

VA Cane

Nice to see the girls team do well, they are quite good. Baseball coming along pretty nice as well.

Looks like the money sports are at the rear of the pack, that is basketball and football.

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top ten....

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SH will be cut mid mid season.....not enough work ethic for that level....

CaneRock

JUST WIN! Ladies!

Terrance Sullivan

Canes sweep Duke! Now have won 25 games outta their last 27. Ballin Boyz!

Standard Shriver

nice win Bballers. looking like national contenders. cant wait till tourney time.

raizecane

Happy Mothers Day to ALL the canespace moms out there…..

VA Cane

I think the caption under RS pic in Bleacher Report is unfair. While RS did struggle, its not like Coker was a master recruiter who had the cupboards overflowing with fundamentally sound, skill laden athletes. He did not. RS had some players but nowhere near what it would take to be the old U. Likewise, things fell apart for RS and he did not have cupboards full either. To top it off, AG has brought some good players here, but nowhere near close to what it takes to be prominent.

Its been a long,dark road from The Desert and the Fiesta Fiasco. It was not so dark at first, but then it was pitch black for awhile. Maybe its getting lighter, but we have a long ways to go. Keep pushing onward. standing still is not progress. Go Canes!!

Lurker

FSU & VA win also?

TonyCane

I've posted this before, but in terms of overall star ratings the 2013 squad was the worst since 1997. This was for two reasons:

1) The 2011 class withering away during the collapse of the 2010 season. Golden had only Chikillo left, lost Bridgewater, and ended up with only two four star players.

2) Too many projects in the 2010 class. 21 three star players is far too many and represented failure in recruiting. On top of this, no less than a third of this class failed to qualify or had transferred out after just one season.

TonyCane

VA Cane, Coker was a better overall recruiter than Shannon. The Canes had 40 four and five star players on the 2007 roster that Shannon inherited. The squad Golden inherited was less. Where Coker failed primarily was in recruiting quarterbacks and wide receivers. Having to use a punter (Brian Monroe) and a cornerback at wide receiver just so that you could have six on the roster is a disaster. I would expect that from a bottom feeder, not an elite school. The depletion of talent ruined Miami's offense. That's why we averaged barely 20 Pts a game in 2006 and 2007. And landing only two quarterbacks between 2003 and 2006...not good. Both scenarios led to over recruiting afterwards which created lasting roster imbalances.

laquinton

Im very surprised that Allen Hurns didn't get drafted but I'm not familiar with the jags wide receivers thought he had a good season and much better than anybody drafted 3rd round and after.

Also Christian Jones from fsu.. harp all you want but man. .

VA Cane

Good points TC. I think the reason for that was that Coker liked people, and he was a likeable man. I felt he did a good job when he was OC. I think recruiting got to be hard and took an effort they were unwilling to make. They did not approach it aggressively. Everything you do in this game has to be aggressive; it is not a passive game.

Randy had a bad reputation with too many coaches in the area. He was not likeable and he liked nobody. One of my guys who played in Miami, a TE from Richmond told me Randy despised a lot of white and black people. I don't know as I was not there, but he told me to my face and he never lied while playing for me. Bottom line, Shannon was not liked by too many people and he returned the favor. Hell, from all I have heard I would not want to play or coach with him. He has too many personalities in that Onionhead. Nice bunch of guys, never knew which guy you were gonna get.

They both hurt the program, but that cannot be used as another excuse for AG either. He has done ok, and seems to be getting better. That long falloff hurt bad; kids don't live on dusty trophies, 30 for 30 programs that teach ancient history and folklore, or old dusty clippings. I know I coach them.You got to be in front of them, in the news, at the hash tag so to speak. Future is Now and we are not in the picture for a lot of the really good ones. Hope that changes. This year will say a lot.

I am not putting anyone down, but you either win or lose. You cannot take forever to get there, as its a different time in college sports. People want to win; they may not understand it takes some time, but they want to win and be near the top every year. That is not easy.

Tony you always have great info about the recruiting game, and I always read your post word for word. Thanks for all you do buddy!

TonyCane

Thanks VA. Great points as always. Hopefully this year and next are when things finally come together for the Golden led Canes. By the 2015 season the roster should be fully restored with proper depth and experience.

Go Canes

I am a troll who flounced from here, talked mad shit about the owner of the blog and then took my ball from where I flounced to while pretended to begin posting here again for the first time to spread accusations of a personal nature against regular poster's here in between sniffing the twitter handle jocks of underage teenage boys. But I make really brave stances about how much I don't like the NCAA and think racial slurs aren't OK in between violating Godwin's law in an attempt to supplicate Alverage Slogan so I can feel like I have a high horse to sit on when people make fun of his lame coaching career with his roommate from college still attached at the hip, or maybe 90 degrees toward the back, but attached nonetheless, so you're all the bad people, not me. Be back around soon, got to go sniff more underage jocks on Twitter so I can be the fifth person on here to repost from one site to this one because that's what I'm here to do, in between pretending to be a new poster here when I'm anything but . . .

Go Canes

Peter Ariz ‏@PeterAriz 26m
A week from today, Brad Kaaya will be in Miami #Canes

Lurker

That Go Canes post has me scratching my head

VA Cane

I must agree Lurker, I am not sure what that meant. It makes me feel....sane. I hope you can translate it, cause I am lost.Is Godwins Law a new Defense I have missed? LOL!!!!

Terrance Sullivan

Go Canes with the rambling statement of the month.

Ohio_Cane

@DNordy_: Fig is a beast http://t.co/atI6bJctQN

86Cane

Go Canes can U please translate your post above?

86Cane

Godwin's law (or Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies)[1][2] is an Internet adage asserting that "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1" [2][3]—​ that is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Hitler or Nazism.

Promulgated by American attorney and author Mike Godwin in 1990,[2] Godwin's Law originally referred, specifically, to Usenet newsgroup discussions.[4] It is now applied to any threaded online discussion, such as Internet forums, chat rooms and blog comment threads, as well as to speeches, articles and other rhetoric.[5][6]

In 2012, "Godwin's Law" became an entry in the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.[7]

86Cane

There are many corollaries to Godwin's law, some considered more canonical (by being adopted by Godwin himself)[3] than others.[1] For example, there is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once such a comparison is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.[8] This principle is itself frequently referred to as Godwin's law. It is considered poor form to raise such a comparison arbitrarily with the motive of ending the thread. There is a widely recognized corollary that any such ulterior-motive invocation of Godwin's law will be unsuccessful.[9]

Godwin's law applies especially to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations (or one's opponent) with Nazis – often referred to as "playing the Hitler card". The law and its corollaries would not apply to discussions covering known mainstays of Nazi Germany such as genocide, eugenics, or racial superiority, nor, more debatably, to a discussion of other totalitarian regimes or ideologies, if that was the explicit topic of conversation, since a Nazi comparison in those circumstances may be appropriate, in effect committing the fallacist's fallacy. Whether it applies to humorous use or references to oneself is open to interpretation, since this would not be a fallacious attack against a debate opponent.

While falling afoul of Godwin's law tends to cause the individual making the comparison to lose his argument or credibility, Godwin's law itself can be abused as a distraction, diversion or even as censorship, fallaciously miscasting an opponent's argument as hyperbole when the comparisons made by the argument are actually appropriate.[10] Similar criticisms of the "law" (or "at least the distorted version which purports to prohibit all comparisons to German crimes") have been made by Glenn Greenwald.[11]

86Cane

What the HELL is that about???

VA Cane

I guess some people need that stuff in their lives. Anything referring to Hitler and his twisted mind I skip. I was a history major, studied Germany and Soviet Union extensively, but they are no longer any use to me; hatred and aggression only work on the football field and there it is a a focused, controlled strategy.

VA Canes Law or VA Law of Defensive Analogies

Promulgated by American appraiser and storied football coach VA Cane has to do with the idea that the longer a football blog goes on that the chances of the legendary 46 Bear Defense, Apocalypse Now Football, Tatumizers and general ideas of aggressive, hard hitting, jam and jack man on man coverage, blitzing strategy and overall knock people out with hard low clean and fast hits will be discussed. In addition, the concept of The VA 4 Part Life Strategy of Coaching:Life Family School Football will also come into play when discussing the coaching,guiding, teaching, and mentoring young athletes in our society.


Hey I think the VA Law is much more positive and better suited to our blog anyway huh?!!!!!

Thanks Soup!!!

canezilla

LURKER, FSU LOST TO UNC TODAY... UVA WON BUT THE GO WF THIS WEEK. HOPE THE DROP 1 MAYBE 2 THAT WILL SEAL A 1 SEED FOR MIAMI IN THE ACC TOURNEY

CaneRock

1) The 2011 class withering away during the collapse of the 2010 season. Golden had only Chikillo left, lost Bridgewater, and ended up with only two four star players.

Posted by: TonyCane | May 11, 2014 at 05:26 PM

And the 2007 class, was withering away during the collapse of the 2006 season. When Shannon took the job, He only had Farquharson & Gunn to work with.

TonyCane

True, but the overall talent level on paper was higher for the team that Shannon took over than it was for Golden. Speculation on coaches fates collapsed two Miami recruiting in five years. That's why it is CRITICAL that Al has a good season. Barring early departures Miami has only one four star player that leaves after 2014. The 2015 class will provide a significant boost if Golden closes strong, and if the class does not change as the 2011 a and 2007 classes did.

jcane

UNC's one run win over FSU today has UM two games up on FSU in conference play, although in different division. The narrow one game lead over UVa makes things tight going down the home stretch. Obviously, a good showing in the ACC tnmt. would make the rest moot. However, there's not a lot of wiggle room when hoping to be in the top 8 for automatic superregional hosting. The U clearly needs to finish ahead of UVa at this point, given an otherwise lesser ranking and series loss to them. Also, it's unclear how the FSU series loss plays out thus far, as it was considered a non conference series but clearly was part of their schedule. However, a strong second half of the season is tough to ignore, and beating these same teams or having a stronger showing in the ACC tnmt. would make them a lock.

Anyone remember good old Louis Nix? To the Texans he went, I think in the 3rd round.

CaneRock

Speculation on coaches fates collapsed two Miami recruiting in five years. That's why it is CRITICAL that Al has a good season.

Posted by: TonyCane | May 11, 2014 at 09:44 PM

True. And like I said the other day...not only must Golden have a good season, but THIS team, must demonstrate that "The Process" yields better results...ala 1999, BUT with MORE wins. And these recruits ain't dumb, they know Golden flirted with PSU. So Golden must show that He wants to be here...none of this "It's like going home", or "I'm not a candidate" non-sense.

PS: Shannon may have took over a better team on paper, but it damn sure didn't show up on grass.

Lurker

Thanks Zilla

86Cane

And the 2007 class, was withering away during the collapse of the 2006 season. When Shannon took the job, He only had Farquharson & Gunn to work with.

Posted by: CaneRock | May 11, 2014 at 09:35 PM

SERIOUSLY? U still talking about this?

I thought Shannon coached UM in the 1960's?

CaneRock

SERIOUSLY? U still talking about this?

Posted by: 86Cane | May 11, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I didn't start fire LMAO! I'm not defending, or discrediting any one...just calling like it was, and like it is.

Terrance Sullivan

Billy Joel is saying thank U for quoting me Rock lol.

86Cane

Rock...Not defending?

Yeah, NOT believing.

raizecane

less than 24 hours until 24 airs again…… #jackisback

CaneRock

Rock...Not defending?

Yeah, NOT believing.

Posted by: 86Cane | May 11, 2014 at 11:06 PM

NOPE!, NOT defending. I know as well as everybody else, that Shannon had His shortcoming when it came to program management. If you look at Shannon's history...it was UM under JJ...Dallas under JJ...with the Dolphin with JJ...and then He ended up at UM. He came full circle, but His circle just didn't have a diversity of influences.

UMike

NO WAY that was Go Canes in that post... but with the lack of commas and the term "Average Slogan", I have an idea of who it might be lol

UMike

Ariz...

2015 Royal Palm Beach LB Charles Perry has been committed to Miami since last summer. The 6-2, 205-pound prospect says he is solid with the Canes for now, but he is not closing the doors on other opportunities.

“I feel confident with them, but like I say you never know what will happen because I still have a whole year left in high school,” Perry said.

Perry plays both sides of the ball in high school, but Miami has been recruiting him to play on the defensive side of the ball. At RPB, he plays both inside and outside linebacker “depending on the offense”.

“I’m expecting to play linebacker but I’m good with anything on defense. I can play safety too because I have the speed.”

He has felt a different pressure in competitive environments ever since he committed to Miami.

“You gotta show up because people want to try to pick on you and go at you.”

Miami is not the only school in contact with him. Perry says that a couple of SEC powers recently pulled the trigger.

"I just got a couple offers from Alabama and Auburn. Illinois and FSU came through the other day too."

Micheal Barrow is Perry’s primary recruiter for the Canes.

“I get a good vibe form him and we get along great. He’s a real cool dude. If I can do what he did in the league, then I would be blessed.”

One of the top factors for Perry will be making sure he can have an early impact wherever he goes.

“I gotta look at the depth chart because I’m trying to go in and play. I don’t want to look at the depth chart and see that they have eight linebackers in front of me or something crazy like that."

How would he describe his style of play on the field?"

“I’m physical and I’m able to digest plays. I’m pretty much a ball hawk.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2375-Miami-commit-Perry-keeping-options-open

UMike

More Ariz..

Miami Hurricanes fans remember the name Kayvon Webster all too well. A standout defensive back in the 2009 class from Pace, Webster was committed to Miami in the before flipping to USF on signing day morning. Kayvon was drafted by the Denver Broncos in last year’s NFL Draft and went on to have a solid rookie year.

Miami fans should become reacquainted with the Webster name, as Kayvon’s younger brother Antoine is one of the top safeties in South Florida for the 2016 class. Webster spent last year winning a state title with Champagnat Catholic, but informed me that he will be at either Carol City or American starting this week. Webster also added that American will most likely be his landing spot.

“I’m an all-around player who just likes to help the team out. I’m mostly an in-the-box hard-hitting safety,” Webster said.

Miami fans have heard recruits use the next quote on countless occasions.

“When I first got into football, UM was my favorite because Sean Taylor was my favorite safety ever. Right now, UM and Georgia are the two I like.”

Kayvon is a valuable asset to Antoine on the recruiting trail. The older brother is already mentoring Antoine in the process.

“He tells me to take recruiting very slowly. He says if he had another chance at it that he would take more things in.”

Does USF have a built-in advantage because his brother played there?

“I’m going to be open with everything.”

Although Webster does not have any offers at the moment, he is hoping to use the first one as a springboard to future success.

“It’s going to give me motivation to do it because it’s my way out. It will make me just go harder than I do everyday.”

With Miami, the fact that he could play in front of his family is something that he says he will consider.

“If I get the offer, it would be great for me because I would really think about staying home.”

How did a Miami native become a fan of UGA? Webster explained.

“I was a big fan of their safety from last year (Bacarri Rambo) and Todd Gurley at running back. I played running back before safety so that’s why I liked him.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2376-2016-DB-Webster-likes-Miami-and-UGA

UMike

Tito...

2016 Dillard (Fla.) defensive tackle Aaron Thompson isn’t a very large name in the South Florida high school spotlight at the moment, but he plans on changing that with this upcoming season.

“Yeah of course, I’m just trying to get out there and I’m gonna try my best this year to prove my name.”

Thompson is working with his team currently with spring football and feels the improvement and leaps the team is making.

“Spring is going great and we just played South Dade in a scrimmage game and we did very good.”

The 6’4 239 pound linemen has already racked up three offers from FIU, FAU and Pittsburgh, However, he is still receiving interest from a number of other schools.

“I’m talking to the University of Miami, Auburn, University of Florida and a whole bunch of other schools.”

The Hurricanes stand out the most to the powerful defensive tackle as he has had a passion for them ever since he was a young child.

“I’ve always the university of Miami since I was a little kid. Ray Lewis and Ed reed we’re players I liked growing up.”

While the ‘Canes have yet to offer, it wouldn’t be a difficult decision for Thompson if he ever gets one.

“It would mean a lot because it’s my dream school; I would love to go there. If Miami were to offer me I would commit right there.”

The Gators are another school that is showing interest in the Dillard product.

“I went to their camp last year and got to see the school and talk to some of their coaches.”

Thompson is looking to add interest from other schools including Florida State, Alabama and N.C State.

During the summer, the Thompson plans to attend camps at the University of Miami as well as Florida State.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/2642151/aaron-thompson

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2377-2016-DL-Thompson-Would-Commit-if-Offered

UMike

From CIS and 247... Cole has a new top 3 of Alabama, FSU and Miami... former "Miami Lock" SBB is recruiting him to Bama. How in the f&*K has it come to this? Miami kids recruiting South Florida kids to Bama. Dang lol

UMike

BTW fellas.... no new crazy haircut to report. They finished 3rd and played awesome, but 1 game short. Still very proud of them.

SOUP

He came full circle, but His circle just didn't have a diversity of influences.

Posted by: CaneRock | May 11, 2014 at 11:19 PM

Interesting, very interesting.

SOUP

Still very proud of them.

Posted by: UMike | May 12, 2014 at 06:57 AM

And we are ALL proud of U young man.

SOUP

ROCK...OK, JUST THIS ONE TIME FOR U:

Shannon is being promoted to Associate Head Coach, which apparently means he'll be something of Bielema's #2 man on staff, and he'll likely get a nice raise, but he is apparently not going to be the Razorbacks' defensive coordinator.

Since it's been several weeks since Ash left, there had been rumors that an unusual provision in Shannon's buyout with Miami prohibited him from taking the job until February 1st, but that appears not to be the case. Or if it is, it doesn't matter.

If Shannon is happy with this set-up, I think it's a good situation for Arkansas. The last month established Shannon as a huge recruiting presence in South Florida, particularly after Charlie Partridge left. At least in theory, not having to worry about the added responsibilities of being a coordinator will give him more time to visit and recruit the region.

Randy Shannon has a new title with the Arkansas football program. But it’s not defensive coordinator.

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema announced Wednesday — during the Razorbacks’ signing day press conference — that Shannon was being promoted to senior associate head coach. His search for a defensive coordinator continues.

“Randy and I talked right away after the departure of Chris and Randy is going to bump up a little bit on our staff,” Bielema said. “He helps me in so many ways from everything from football to recruiting, to I’ve hired a couple of people he had hired in the past to work in our academics and work in our strength staff. …

“(The defensive coordinator position is) something I’ve been concentrating on, but I think because of where we’re at in the recruiting cycle and what we needed, it really wasn’t an issue with any kid that we came across. That’s why I opted to really put that decision making off until now.”

Shannon was believed to be in consideration for the defensive coordinator position, which opened when Chris Ash left the program to become the co-offensive coordinator at Ohio State. Former Rutgers defensive coordinator Robb Smith also is believed to be a candidate for the position, which has been vacant since Jan. 14.

Shannon declined to discuss whether he wanted the defensive coordinator job, insisting the day was about the players who signed with the Razorbacks.

“Right now, it’s all about what we’re doing at Arkansas,” Shannon said. “What we’re doing, trying to get this recruiting class done and things like that. Everybody’s going to hit me with the things about being a coordinator and those things. Only thing that matters to me right now is what we did in recruiting.”

When Chris Ash left Arkansas for Ohio State last month, it was thought the Razorbacks may stay in-house and look to Randy Shannon as their new defensive coordinator. While that didn’t happen, the former Miami head coach has received a revamped contract for his troubles.

The Arkansas News Bureau reported Monday on Shannon’s new contract with the university, a deal that includes a bump in total pay to $400,000. Shannon had earned $315,000 as UA’s linebackers coach in 2013.

It had previously been announced that Shannon received the additional title of senior associate head coach. He will continue to coach linebackers this season as well.

Shannon is now under contract through June 30 of 2015.

Instead of opting for someone already on his coaching staff, head coach Bret Bielema went outside the football program to fill the hole left by Ash’s departure. Nearly two weeks ago, the Razorbacks announced that former Rutgers defensive coordinator Robb Smith had been hired for the same job with the Hogs.

SOUP

The NFL draft finished up Saturday. You can review the ACC’s entire draft results in a previous post on this blog. The ACC had 42 players drafted. For the the ACC it was pretty successful draft, as the conference continues to churn out NFL talent at a rate 2nd only the SEC who had 49 players drafted.

SBNation has a great summary conference by conference comparison of this years NFL draft, and there some interesting conclusions we can make about the ACC and the rest of the Power 5 conferences.

181 of the 256 players were drafted from the Power 5 (Pac 12, ACC, SEC, Big 12, Big 10 and Notre Dame). That’s 70% of the draft picks. With 30% of the of the Draft, not coming from the Power 5 and Notre Dame, if you can play the NFL will find you. That said predictably the Power 5 and Notre Dame still dominate the draft.

UMike

The Colts hope they've found the next Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham.

The Colts on Sunday signed Erik Swoope, a former four-year basketball player at the University of Miami, to play tight end.

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Swoope has never played organized football at any level, but he did start 27 of 110 basketball games while with the Hurricanes.

Miami congratulated Swoope on its official Twitter account:

From the hardwood to the gridiron... ERIK SWOOPE joins the Indianapolis Colts. Congrats, @eswoope21! #ProCanes pic.twitter.com/IPrGjIEsKd
- Miami Hurricanes (@MiamiHurricanes) May 11, 2014

His athleticism is what intrigues the Colts, the same way the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints were interested in Gates and Graham, respectively.

Swoope was one of 19 undrafted free agents the Colts signed Sunday.

VA Cane

They want to play for the teams that are in the hunt for NCs and are at the top year after year. They want to get drafted and be on ESPN hugging the commissioner.

Listen to Thompson and who he likes Ray Lewis Ed Reed. Others say ST26, Andre Johnson, KD.

Those guys are getting older, and pretty soon what do you expect them to be saying? I grew up loving J12, Marcus Forston, Cookie Buchanan, Deon Bush, Stephen Morris, Seantrel Henderson? Hell nobody is crazy over those guys because they were or are average talent on top 35-50 team who really did nothing to that brought the U back to prominence. These kids see Oregons puke colors and millon uniforms, Bamas titles and drafts, LSU stability, Auburns return to glory, still live on UF glory, love criminals like famous Jameis the thief and the grade school admissions of FSU....thats where they want to be.

While I know we love the U, you can't live on Wide right Wide left, Playmaker, Orange Bowl glory forever. These kids are from a generation that is putting all that behind them. The only thing they know about the OB is that it was taken down and some baseball team plays in it, not the magic that was.I cannot imagine they know about HS, Ted Hendricks, even JJ that much; thats old hat now and they want the new lids!!! They really want to be LeBron, Wade, Bosch.

AG has got to turn this thing around. Hell even he doesn't know the glory days. He was not here and I bet before he took the job he despised the U. That was Shannons big advantage and he was the biggest jerk in the world and really dug a deep hole deeper. The worm got to turn sooner that we think. I think he got some interesting kids in here this year, but whats gonna happen on D? Will we be somewhat better? Who is gonna run the O? Lot of questions, sands of time rolling.


UMike thats ok. You were out there, leading, mentoring, coaching and guiding young people. I know you will not take the credit because thats the way good coaches. I am very proud and happy for you; you are certainly to be commended my friend. I know we will see a bald head sooner than you think. Congratulations are certainly in order!!!!

VA Cane

Says something about what people feel deep down inside about RS. He does not play well with others, cannot handle major responsibilities in a positive manner, and has a dismal personality that turn people off. I never recall seeing him laugh or smile or even appear remotely happy. Can you imagine coaching with him? or even worse, being a spouse or child?

The Grinch that stole Fall, Mr Permanent Frown, a angry little Onion in a flower bed...THats RS!!

UMike

VA.. I thought I was going to get tossed from our second game. By far the worse umpire I have ever seen. Not only was he making bad calls, but he had this lil punk azz attitude about it when you try to talk to him. I hate when they effect the game. Still had a good day though.. wish I had put more sun block on though lol

VA Cane

I know I rarely question calls, but if I do have a question I ask it politely an expect an answer. At the level I coach at, its pretty good as most of the refs are young men or older cats. They do pretty good. I just want them to let them play within the rules and the best team win.

Congrats again for a job well done!!

UMike

The first issue we had with this guy was in our first game. In our age group and league (and maybe everywhere) the girl cannot leave the base until the ball is out of he pitchers hand. Well the runner on third kept leaving in the wind up. So we take a step out of the dugout and say "hey blue, shes leaving way early". He said nothing.. she did it again so again we said "blue she left again" and he reply was "yea, and you need to be in the dugout". I'm thinking did that really just happen? We didn't have an attitude the or anything. We won that game pretty easy to we didnt make a big stink about it, but it was obvious the guy was a douch. Second game, or second bracket game anyway, of course we got him as one of the umps again. My daughter plays 1st base, so I am always watching her closely. Well there was a drop third strike and the runner ran, cather made the throw and my daughter stepped on the bag first AND tagged the runner. They called it safe. We come out to protest because it wasnt even close. So the douch goes to talk to the ump behind the plate and they keep the call safe. So we ask what the rule is just to make sure, can she just step on the base and he ump goes "she never touched the base"... I almost blew a gasket, had to be grabbed by the other coach. Anyway, there is a 5 run limit per inning, and we got the 3rd out via strikeout when then had 4 runs. So the next inning we were talking in the dugout about the math and if we were still in it etc, so the ump hears us and goes "the scoreboard is wrong anyway".. so we POLITELY disagree, even the coach on 3rd base from the other team said it was right and he got an attitude and was like "whatever, you hit the 5 run limit last inning"... was just such a punk.. so I replied with "well you havent got anything right all day, I dont expect it now" and he just looked at me lol

UMike

And VA you are 100% correct.. we need to win and produce talent or kid wont have any Canes to be fans of lol...shyt we got lucky and had a transfer punter as one of our draft picks lol

UMike

SOUP.. you on Facebook? I couldnt find you.

30CINCO

Congratulations to all the new Pro Canes. Wish them a long and successful career.

UMike

I second that 30

VA Cane

I hope all take advantage of the opportunity to play for whatever amount of time they can. good kids, good luck to all of them.

SOUP

UMike...yeah it is Canespace Canes:

https://www.facebook.com/canespace

SOUP

While you do draft from teams not conferences, these numbers are still significant for each conference. Let’s start with the ACC.

Don’t think that it hasn’t crossed the lips of every SEC coach on a recruiting trip, play in the conference that produces the most NFL talent and has the best players. The ACC finishing 2nd is a positive result for the conference. Each ACC team had at least 1 player drafted, and 3 ACC teams (Florida State, UNC, and Clemson) finished in the top 10 of schools with the most draft picks. The ACC has had strong draft results in recent years, but just now are the on the field results are starting to catch up to the draft results. It’s been well documented the ACC has went 9-8 in bowl games the last 2 years, 3-0 in BCS games (FSU -2 , Clemson -1), and National Championship by Florida State.

Even the harshest critics of the ACC, have to admit that it is a football conference that’s made strides the last 2 years. Is there still room for improvement, certainly yes, but John Swofford has to be more than pleased with the direction of the ACC.

Though Louisville’s number don’t count for the ACC, they did have a solid 4 NFL picks, including leading all schools along with Texas A&M with 3 first round picks.

UMike

ok, Ima add you and you can see these crazy softball chicks I have the pleasure of coaching and having fun with. And all the other teams lol

UMike

Ok request sent SOUP

Lurker

NO WAY that was Go Canes in that post... but with the lack of commas and the term "Average Slogan", I have an idea of who it might be lol

Posted by: UMike | May 12, 2014 at 06:49 AM

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

Ok - that makes sense.

But it's strange that Go Canes isn't responding to clear his name. Is he being blocked????

30CINCO

That Go Canes poser sounds hurt, like someone punched his puppy.

Ohio_Cane

Chris Yandle ‏@ChrisYandle 3m

Miami DL Luther Robinson has signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. Now 12 #Canes have signed since Saturday night

UMike

Lurker.. I havent checked... but if so it wouldnt be the first time lol... I have told him numerous times to "go blue" lol.. he could be just busy

UMike

Chris Yandle ‏@ChrisYandle 3m

Miami DL Luther Robinson has signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent. Now 12 #Canes have signed since Saturday night

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 12, 2014 at 10:26 AM

I'm thinking of those 12 maybe 3-4 are on rosters when the season starts.. maybe less. Hope I am wrong though.

Ohio_Cane

I'm thinking of those 12 maybe 3-4 are on rosters when the season starts.. maybe less. Hope I am wrong though.

Posted by: UMike | May 12, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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Well, the 3 that got drafted obviously should, barring any injury or off-field issue *cough, Seantrel, cough*

I bet Hurns and Wheeler make rosters. I'll say 5 maybe 6

SOUP

Hurns and Morris = Developmental Squad for Jags

Some others may make a team or developmental squads also. #GoCanes

SOUP

UMike..we are connected. I posted some comments on your home page.

UMike

Ohio.. my bad.. I though the number 12 was just the free agents. So that makes your 5-6 number the same as mine lol.. SOUP I saw.. cool beans

Ohio_Cane

I bet Mo Hagens makes someones roster too. Wouldn't surprise me at all.

CaneRock

ROCK...OK, JUST THIS ONE TIME FOR U:

Posted by: SOUP | May 12, 2014 at 09:06 AM

OK? And? I'm not the only one talking about "Him". <<<<<< Better? LMAO!

SOUP, look here...I was just pointing out the similar challenges, our last 2 coaches faced when they took the job. But I don't blame Shannon really, I blame the people at the top. C'mon, these people payed a firm 6 figures, to hire 2 IN-HOUSE GUYS?! And not only that, but we're just now upgrading our fundraising methods...we're just now upgrading our locker rooms...we're just now upgrading our practice facilities. So yeah, I blame the folks at the top...

Terrance Sullivan

My take for this upcoming season is that we will surprise a lot of people we wont win the ACC or a National Title or even be in the 4 team playoff, but I am predicting a 10-4 maybe 11-3, ACC Coastal Champs, Orange Bowl Champs, and a top 15 ranking. Go Canes! Love U all. Have a great week.

SOUP

So yeah, I blame the folks at the top...

Posted by: CaneRock | May 12, 2014 at 10:53 AM

lu·di·crous adjective \ˈlü-də-krəs\ : very foolish

Full Definition of LUDICROUS

1: amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity, exaggeration, or eccentricity;

2: meriting derisive laughter or scorn as absurdly inept, false, or foolish.

Like I said ONE time. I am NOT going down the Shannon path again.

NEXT!

UMike

I was a big RS fan, but he was his own undoing, just like clappy before him. While RS was good in some areas and did a handful of good things, he brought his downfall upon himself.

SOUP

Jamie Newberg ‏@JamieNewberg 9m

The states of Florida, Georgia, Texas and California produced 48% of ALL of the NFL Draft picks this weekend.

Go Canes

That post was not me obviously. Don't care nearly enough to respond.

Interesting stat:

Jamie Newberg‏@JamieNewberg·3m
The states of Florida, Georgia, Texas and California produced 48% of ALL of the NFL Draft picks this weekend.

CaneRock

Barry:

### UM --- seeking 2015 quarterbacks after losing out on Brandon Wimbush to Penn State --- offered West Palm Beach Dwyer’s Daniel Parr, whose only other offers are from FAU, Marshall, Yale and Akron. (But he has been receiving interest from UF and FSU, among others.) He threw for 42 TDs and six INTs last season. He told rivals.com that Miami “is definitely one of my top choices.”

UMike

CR.. you are LATE my friend lol... no way Coach Daniels lets his player come to UM

UMike

If he picks up a Florida or OSU offer he is off the board lol

CaneRock

Parr has a weird offer list...Akron,FAU,Marshall...YALE?!

CaneRock

UMike, ya' boy Ledbetter is a 4* on Miami Scout now.

CaneRock

But all this time, I thought Ledbetter was 2014 guy...He's a 2015 guy.

SinisterCane

I day closer until 1 Sept

SinisterCane

This is yr 4 for Golden, there no more NCAA clouds, all of RS players are gone, it’s time to start winning and make a statement by kickin’ the ever lovin’ sh!t of out Louisville come week 1


NO MORE EXCUSES

Lurker

Ivy League schools don't do athletic scholarships I thought.

UMike

UMike, ya' boy Ledbetter is a 4* on Miami Scout now.

Posted by: CaneRock | May 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Good for him.. maybe he turns into something

UMike

This is yr 4 for Golden, there no more NCAA clouds, all of RS players are gone, it’s time to start winning and make a statement by kickin’ the ever lovin’ sh!t of out Louisville come week 1


NO MORE EXCUSES

Posted by: SinisterCane | May 12, 2014 at 11:56 AM


I agree, but trust me there are plenty of excuses for the homes to use if we dont win.

Terrance Sullivan

LOL we all agree there are no more excuses starting this season thats why I put the expectations where I put them. Just win baby!

SOUP

There are plenty of "excuses" (READ: reasons) that even the Haters can come up with why Miami will not go undefeated, win the ACC and the National Championship in 2014.

But now in 2015? Then there are NO EXCUSES!

UMike

TSully.. you think if we lose 3-4 games including 1-2 we had no business losing that the Golden Lovers wont have excuses lined up?

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