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June 20, 2007



86 and crew......this site is "da bomb" and I for one am glad you guys decided to create this website / blog. I read it everyday but only post once in a while. I will try to do a better job in posting and perhaps contribute in the future....thanks again.


Had to do it, Canez1. It's da truf..



U are one bad mofo! Excellent blog, my friend


"Coach Shannon said if we get all the guys from Pahokee down, who can stop us?" Futch said. "We get all those guys, the U can't lose.

Fence em in shannon, that's what we talkin bout, no NEED TO LEAVE DA WOMEN AND THE PALM TREES!


No way Travis Benjamin is 6'0 170. More like 5'8 150. Scouts like to round up height & weight figures.


I like Futch' attitude, some of the recruits and recent signing really sound like pre coker Canes. If we lock down S.fl we'll be great again. 86, this site will balloon and other team site will pop up soon and mimic but this will be the original. I want a vault entry now for me. I'm not a frequent poster but I am a long time legion poster back to the pre LSU debacle and when this thing goes big I want to be always be considered an original, so make it so 86.


Harrisburg (PA) High School guard Quincy Roberts thought about committing to the Miami Hurricanes for the last two weeks.

He finally pulled the trigger yesterday.

"I just wanted to make the decision," the 6-foot-5 guard said. "I had been talking to coaches and they were making me feel like I'd be putting myself in a great situation.
I spoke to coach (Frank) Haith yesterday, let him know I was going to take the offer and commit. He said `Sounds good!'. He let me know how excited he was.

"They said they want to use me as a combo guard."

Roberts says he will take his official visit to UM at some point in the next two weeks.

He last saw the campus two years ago when he was in Miami for an AAU tournament.

Roberts finished his junior season with 10 points, three assists, two steals and four rebounds per game. He hit 50 percent of his shots from the field and made 41 percent of his three-point attempts.

"The reason (his stats aren't astronomical) is that we had three other D-I players on our team," Harrisburg High coach Kirk Smallwood said. "He's one of those guys where he weaved his game in and out of what they did."

Roberts helped his team reach the state's final four each of the last two seasons.

"He's very athletic, and he's a very smart player," Smallwood said. "He understands how to play and makes people better. He's going to come to Miami with a whole lot of knowledge because I played him at the 1, 2 and 3. When it gets tough and they're pressuring us, I give him the ball and he makes all the right decisions.

"He reminds me of (former Harrisburg guard) Quincy Wadley."

Wadley played on Owl teams that made it to the Elite Eight in 1999 and 2001, and he averaged 11.3 points over his career.

Roberts chose UM over offers from Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Arizona State.

He says his goals at Miami are "to come in and play right away, work my way up and try to get better and get to the next level."


As with Omar's blog, there's only only one 86cane, Calvin, phillyscott, Cavalier, and so on. There's only one USAFCane on Canespace and that's me. Make it so 86.


My dreams are coming true....a South Florida All-Star team recruiting class for '08, with a couple out of state Canes sprinkled in.

Calvin, I don't think we'll land that Utah LB Lynn Katou. Even though i like his style, he'll probably stay on the west coast...possibly USC. I just want the Miami LBs: Sabino, Robinson, Futch, Spence or McCray.


Allthough Benjamin is undersized their is a reason we offered him, especially with the talent of the recievers in this recruit class.

He doesn't drop anything. He had the best hands on the Glades Central last year. The only knock on him is his speed. Not a 4.4 -4.5 guy.

Bejamin was opposite D. Thompson last year. Reminded me of when we had S.Moss & R. Wayne.

balto cane

Anyone read Stewart Mandel on SI.com? Anyway, he printed this email in his "mailbag", and then added some snooty comments about it. Was that you LACane? Or another one of our Cali' brethren? Congrats whoever it was. Maybe it was just KW in disguise . . .

"Please refrain from ever commenting on the best team to ever play college football, the 2001 Miami Hurricanes. Bob Stoops ducked the slightly less perfect 2000 edition of the 'Canes to make his rep, now he's going to receive his payback with interest. Go back to overrating USC each and every year, wishing for chicks who you have no shot at, and over-hyping the laughably slow Big-Ten-plus-one-senile old man conference's athleticism based on one of the worst calls in the history of college football. Ken Dorsey was one of the greatest QBs ever to take a snap in college football (34-2 as a starter, look who ended up with better numbers) and you "rating" him is like a pig giving its opinion on ballet. Also, don't even THINK about writing anything positive about the 'Canes this year, just kiss Frank Beamer's rear-end and try to convince everyone that THIS year is the year Bowden finally gets FSU back to respectability. We're (as an alumni, I'll use that term as much as I like, I hope it drives you insane, it might make your columns actually insightful for once) coming for the college football world with a nasty ax to grind, you might want to stay out of the way. CANES BABY!
--Christopher Whelpton, Hollywood, Calif. (via Miami, via Gainesville)"


balto, how did he respond (snooty comments) to that brilliant e-mail?

Tim Brando tries to air us out.


balto cane

Oh, man, I just realized who that mystery man from Hollywood is. Well written, OGV!!!

balto cane

Zakkee, Mandel is such a tool. He wrote:

"Reminder No. 237 why you should never write into the Mailbag while under the influence of illicit substances. Now, not only are Christopher Whelpton's friends going to make fun of him for his incoherent ramblings, but he's managed to tick off fans of -- let me see here -- Oklahoma, USC, the entire Big Ten, Virginia Tech and Florida State, most of whom, in this age of MySpace/Facebook/Friendster connectivity, probably know someone who knows someone who knows Christopher Whelpton of Hollywood."

Again, kudos OGV!


great posts guys


great posts guys


Dayum i miss this info ,hell i would have paid ,you guys sold your selves short.


So Christopher Whelpton must be Orange and Green in the Veins from this blog.


You know when you are winning the media when not much is going makes more of an incident than there is ,Ok USC is wnning they try to find things to write about them, if the U is not winning you wont hear a peep about us,a fight breaks out we are the worst team in history ,seems they cant forget about the eighties,everytime they are trying to get us to drop football ,cant even trust the papers in south fla anymore .


balto, I hadn't seen your post when you figured the mystery man out yet.


Este – not to create a pissing contest, but back to poor old Brock and every other quarterback of the Coker era (HC a& OC) excluding Dorsey. The Butch Davis/Larry Coker recruiting factory fell way short at the prime position. QB. And once on the roster, they made poor decisions as who to develop and start. Collins should never have been the starting QB. Cunningham had a huge upside but was never given a chance to develop. In spite of this he had a decent Senior season. Collins actually reminds me of Kirby. A lot of fire but instead of bombs, sends up scuds. As for Florida State and the shotgun, There were two quarterbacks between Ward and Weinke; Thad Bussy and Danny Kanel, both under center. You also had different OC’s. Again Bowden used the skills of the quarterback not a set system to secede. My main point, which I failed to make is that success breeds confidence and fortifies attitudes. If you are not giving your team the tools it needs, game plans, plays to fit talent and solid fundamentals, you breed mediocrity. Case in point OK vs. Boise; on pure talent OK prevails, on coaching, team attitude and execution, give the game to Boise.

mr troutman

Don't worry Canes they'll be kissing and praising Miami at the end of the YEAR. I once heard that some people are going to die with RAGE in them for being so jealous and angry towards someone or something. One of the famous qoutes that they are going to be saying is " MAN I DIDN'T THINK THE CANES WILL DO THIS MUCH IN SUCH A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME"."COACH SHANNON HAS REALLY TURN THIS PROGRAM AROUND AND IN A HURRY TOO" mark it down 86 CANES and like Omar qouted " YEAH I SAID IT "


Our detractors and critics say that we live in the past (our past success), but they also live in our past unsuccess.

Good points Hearcane.


Busby and Kannell ran the same shotgun offense. Their offense always featured a lot of the I formation though. Remember they used to line up in the I and then shift out to the shotgun - they started out in the I on almost every play unless it was an obvious passing situation.

as for our QBs who's Cunningham? I think your talking about Scott Covington. He took over for Ryan Clement not Ryan Collins. And I can understand the comparison between Clement and Kirby, but the thing is Clement didn't have the physical ability Kirby has. Clement couldn't run and his arm was dead after he had shoulder surgery - just wasn't the same. Covington definitely should have started over him once it was obvious that Clement's arm no longer was the same.


Zakkee the haters always say we are living in the past. They fail to realize our history is a major reason local kids will stay home and right this ship. We are going back to the days of kicking asses and taking names. You can either win with us or lose going against us!


Nix the fix is on espn classic as the qb of Auburn V GA 1995


Este, thanks for the corrections; Too many gray hairs, too many dead brain cells,
too much of the 60's and I really need to get in the shade for thoes 12:00 games.

orange n' green in the vein

Chirstopher Whelpton is a pageholder here at Canespace. Looks like the little piggy couldn't take it anymore, I finally got under his skin! This is like shooting fish in a barrel over there.


Esteban should be professor for Cane History 101

orange n' green in the vein

OK, in my excitement, I MISSPELLED MY OWN FIRST NAME! God I feel like an FSU alumni.


Anyone have an update on Aldarius Johnson? Is he still going to commit this week?


Three perspectives always prevail when dealing with the media:

1. The love they have for the Bowden family
2. The love they have towards Notre Dame
3. The hatred they have for Miami

Somethings will never change...

How many UF players have been arrested this year?


the only other thing that would make these media mutts salivate is if Pacman went to the U


Just wanted to post for the first time. Im a HUGE CANE FAN, and didn't even know about Omar Kelly's blog in the SS until about a month or so ago. Used to go to the Heralds Cane message board a few years ago but got tired of that sh-t. Anyways when i stumbled on to the blog and read Big O and the legions commentary, i've been hooked ever since. About time i found a place where people actually love the U as much as i do and actually know what they're talking about! My real name is Oscar, also go by Big O but we all know who the real Big O is so i'll go by the name i used to use years ago on the Canes forum in the Herald. I don't post to much but i just wanna thank everybody who kept this thing going, '86 Cane and the rest of the legion. Not too long after i found Big O's blog, i read he was leaving and i thought i was f-cked. Thanks again for giving me a place to get my Canes fix.



You mean...

"We are going to pwn the NCAA!"

That's true PWNAGE!


Patrick Nix reminds of Kyle Wright without the talent (on ESPN classic). He's taking sacks and he refuses to throw deep. Hines Ward is out shining him for Pete's sake. Auburn brings another QB in on goal-line situations, I wonder if this is a preview of what he'll do with Kirby.


yeah patrick nix definitely was limited talent wise. the back up was D. Craig. I can't lie i enjoyed watching Craig play for them. Not as much as watching James Brown for Texas, though.



gotta esssplain the meaning of "pwn" of me. sometimes stuff goes straight over that thing on my neck...

btw nice work on the site.

DallasTX Cane

Welcome cubancane. I'm confident you'll soon realize that you've found a home here! Middle of June and the CANE talk is flying fast and furious. Just wait till the season starts!

OGV, excellent reply to that di*khead Bro. What is he thinking?...that a CANE is going to care about pissing off ou fans or little 10+1 fans or usc fans or golden dome heads?? Don't think so.


Thanks for the new blog. COOL!

Big weekend for Live Oak, Fl. (North Fl. , an hour north of Gainesville) Kelly Jennings, Andra Davis and several of thier NFL pals are in town for the weekend hosting several events. From a free football camp for kids to a charity softball game.
Should be a good time.
Talked to Kelly this morning and says he is working hard in Seattle. He should be a starting CB this season. I thanked him for continuing our 1st rd. streak in the NFL draft and wished him luck in the upcoming season. Kelly was in that recruiting class where Butch bailed and Coker kept it together. No matter how you feel about LC, he did a heck of a job not screwing things up in the Butch aftermath.
Anyways, keep up the good work and Go 'Canes! U know it.


i read where the qb from northwestern is trying to get some of his team mates to come to the U but we cant get them all, we may have needs else where so some of his buddies may not get offers.



Here is the definition of PWN



i think we're offering all those guys, though. the only one that wouldn't fill as much of a need is Streeter but he's got talent and never can have too much of that.


pwn to kill an opponenet ,lol ,to crouch over him and taunt him ,lol thats funny ,after a kill throw a grenade on him to see if he flails ,,lol i have to rememeber that during the season when we play fsu and vt.


Hey what ever happened to Cavalier the guy who stirred everyone up and the truth.


True dat, you guys are the breast. I'm gonna have to try that out today:

"That was such über-pwnage" - Kyle Broflovski

Canez 1

Who the fuk created this 18 year old freak!!! A man amongst boys. This kid better do big things here!




Just got home
aqua, thanks!
OGV that was some excellent blasting pal! I'm still laughing.
I'm scrolling down to see wats up in The legion today.



RICHARDSON: Former Ely star Kenneth Boynton should transfer to elite prep school
Published June 20, 2007

The rumors about where he will play next season are swirling everywhere.

Chatter says it's a done deal Kenneth Boynton, now the former Ely High basketball guard, will be at American Heritage, joining a few of his summer-travel teammates.

The message boards say St. Thomas Aquinas is his final destination … well, maybe not final because Boynton is only a junior and has another season to change schools. Or maybe he teams with Pine Crest sophomore Brandon Knight, giving it arguably the nation's top two players in their respective classes.

The hot debate has raged since it was announced a few weeks ago he was transferring from Ely. There is no right or wrong decision to make here, but hopefully it ends with Boynton making the best one. He should simply leave in the rearview all the trophies, all the accolades earned here in Broward County and attend an elite prep school.

It makes sense for several reasons. Boynton was South Florida's most high-profile player last year, maybe the last two seasons. He entered high school having already earned a national reputation. After scoring 45 points the previous summer in the Big Time Tournament, the headline in the Las Vegas Review Journal Review read: "Freshman Boynton Projects As Prep Star."

The observation was correct. He led Ely in scoring his first season before averaging more than 30 points a game as a sophomore, leading Ely to the state championship. He was named the top player in Class 6A.

Before turning 15.

All of it was done in the spotlight and a local transfer would only cause him to play under even more scrutiny because it would mark his third high school (he played varsity as an eighth-grader at North Broward Prep).

If Boynton makes the decision to attend a private school, whatever coach he plays for will face the ever-common recruiting allegations.

If he chooses the public school route, there's a chance he might not even be eligible.

In that case, he runs the risk of the Florida High School Athletic Association investigating because this isn't exactly a junior varsity player switching public schools. This is a player who has been on everyone's recruiting list the last three years.

"It's everywhere, it's in everybody's conversation because he is such a good player," St. Thomas Aquinas coach Steve Strand said.

So good that playing another high school season might not even be beneficial. He has little to prove at the state level, and could only hurt his college recruiting if he has a bad season playing for a new coach and system.

A prep school, such as Oak Hill (Va.) Academy or IMG Academy in Bradenton, would offer Boynton the same opportunity as tennis and golf prodigies.

They allow them to play against the best competition to prepare for the college and pro levels and also provide a quality education, which the Boyntons have also stressed.

Think of it as Boynton receiving college basketball credit while in high school. A team like Oak Hill Academy plays a national schedule, traveling more than most Division II colleges. He will face the country's top players, basically playing a more structured summer-travel season.

And if Boynton struggles at prep school? The sixth-man at Oak Hill Academy can receive a scholarship to Kentucky or Kansas.

The Boynton family refuses to rule out prep school, but plan on keeping their options open. Right now, Boynton is playing at a camp in Virginia and should return from his summer tour late this month. Then he and his parents expect to make a decision sometime before mid-July when his summer-travel team, Team Breakdown, heads to Las Vegas for a national tournament.

Until then, the talk will continue regarding which school holds the winning ticket in the "Kenny Boynton Lottery."

Shandel Richardson can be reached at sdrichardson@sun-


Great site 86. I check it everyday to see what's going on with the Canes and to see how the Legion is doing. I've never seen a smooth transfer like this. Not only is it like we never missed a beat from the SS blog, but its even better. We don't have to wait around until Omar decides to write a new blog. Love Omar to death, but not having an ego to negotiate around allows us to get straight to the substance: them Canes! Already getting jittery thinking about how soon the '08 season is going to get here. And hearing about Harris and Futch exhibiting leadership and recruiting the best of So. Fla. seriously gets me pumped. You can already see more leadership from Marve, Kayne, DVD, Futch, Harris and Johnson, guys who haven't even played in a game, than among the seniors on this year's squad. RS is putting the lockdown on So. Fla. talent and that means one thing for the rest of the NCAA: strap up and prepare to once again be pwned! The Empire is about to strike back. (Cue small blond girl, "They're ba-ack." Peace to the Legion.

P.S. Aldarius, let's make that commitment and start locking up the rest of So. Fla!

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