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June 18, 2007

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Mephistopheles

Hey guys. First visit to the site. I liked Omar's blog, but to be honest, it was the Legion that kept us all coming back. Congrats and thanks to those who've made this happen.

I do have one suggestion. At the risk of being labelled a prude, why don't we make an effort to keep the curse words, and the threat mongering off this site. I know its fun to disagree, and I love vigorous (to put it kindly) debates that spring up. But challengering bloggers to fights, and F this and F that gets boring real fast. The Legion has always been a great source of info, opinion and nostalgia. We really don't need the other crap.

Just a suggestion. GO CANES!

RayChanCaneFan

This is a great place to be fellas. This site is everything U could want from a Cane...

Cavaleer

Legion, GREAT, GREAT WORK!!!

86, before this calendar year is over you'll be making money on this puppy! Vault it.

Solar, I'm LMAO at your Sooner screennames.

Where are my aces, Calvin, Cocane and Canez1??? Everyone else seems to be here.

To all the new bloggers, WELCOME HOME!

Canescando

Awesome site guys! Lov it! Not sure what the topic of the day is? The redskins link - Rocky McIntosh - hope he gets major PT this year. You know who else is getting press is Leon Williams at Cleveland. Some writer was on Sirus the other day going on and on about him as a watch. CANES rock. And one more Cane I saw at Cleveland was Buck Ortega signed Feb 2007.

hassan

http://www.redskins.com/news/newsDetail.jsp?id=26741

86Cane

It is me or does it feel like our old landlord gave a &*tty 30 notice of eviction and not we found a new place in a new neighborhood.
Posted by: hassan | June 19, 2007 at 01:05 AM

Hassan...it does feel that way. But you know what, this place has a better view, better neighbors and most importanly, we OWN the place! No more stinkin' landords telling us what to do, to think or how to act. Ahhh, the freedom that comes with OWNERSHIP!

We all put in hard time over at the other blog and what did we get? A dear John letter and a swift kick in the rear on the way out the door. That's just wrong, simply WRONG...

hassan

P.S i live up in Columbus, OH and it sucks my wife is in med school at O.S.U the only reason why i am here and i HATE buckeye fans they are the worst. they know knowing about football. we got robbed in 02 and they know it but hate to admit it

hassan

Nice to see ya solar. The Rohan video was the ISH. anyone notice he was in the backfield alot for someone 5'8 I love that guy. the one where he flips and gets up to make a play on the runner is great. notice back then u did not have anyone getting any upfield penetration on us that had to go sideline and we would always beat them to the punch. It is me or does it feel like our old landlord gave a &*tty 30 notice of eviction and not we found a new place in a new neighborhood.

solarcane

thanks for the article darC,
I'm hitting the rack in ten guys.
Great day on the blog my thanks to everyone
solar outz
peace

darCANEgel

Rock on, 86!

FYI, this story was THE story on all three Sunday night sports channels up here (I'm currently up in DC)...and the WashPost did a solid piece, too...WHERE WERE YOU SENTINEL??

Another great...
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McIntosh Is Taking Big Steps
Linebacker Likely To Gain Starting Job

By Howard Bryant
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 17, 2007; E07

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/16/AR2007061601001.html?sub=AR


For nearly all of the last season, during which a once-feared defense plummeted in the league rankings and teams consistently exploited the same weaknesses, the inability of prized rookie Rocky McIntosh to get on the field raised the kind of red flags players and talent evaluators want to avoid.

The Redskins traded two draft day picks to the New York Jets in 2006 to acquire McIntosh, so why wasn't he playing? Wasn't he better than incumbent weak-side linebacker Warrick Holdman, who was consistently beaten in coverage and to whose side teams pounded their running games?

During last season, after each game he could not unseat Holdman, McIntosh would demur, saying only he was trying to improve and help the team. He trusted the decisions of the coaching staff, he said, and if playing special teams was where they thought he was at his best, then so be it.

But after yesterday's second day of this weekend's three-day minicamp, McIntosh is now an important member of a defense intent on regaining its swagger. Assistant head coach Gregg Williams singled out McIntosh prominently, and while Williams does not often like to place labels on his players, McIntosh is the expected starter.

"Everything they're telling me sounds good to me, just being out there and able to play," McIntosh said. "They expect a lot out of me, and I want to show them what I got."

For the first time in McIntosh's brief Redskins career, Williams has acknowledged he is quickly growing into the player they hoped would line up across from strong-side linebacker Marcus Washington.

"If I had to choose a person that has worked almost as hard as Jason Campbell, it's Rocky," Williams said. "He's been here on weekends, and every single day of the week. The things I thought he had approached with hesitancy last year, he has a better understanding of. We're only in shorts, but his speed and anticipation of the opponent's offensive concepts has been outstanding."

McIntosh, considered one of the defense's more gifted athletes, has begun to show a comfort level he didn't have last season. He started one game, a 37-31 overtime loss in St. Louis on Dec. 24 and, by his own admission, did not feel comfortable in coverage schemes. This year, McIntosh is counting on the convergence of his athletic talent and knowledge of the game.

"Last year the wheels were turning so fast," he said. "This year they're turning a little bit slower because I put in more time towards it. So it's making me a lot better. At first it was just getting out there and getting some experience out there. Now I've got a few games last year, and now the ball is rolling and I've just got to roll with it."

Part of the reason for McIntosh's improvement is his film study and dedication to his craft. According to the coaches, only Campbell has spent more time in the video room.

"That was a big priority for me in the offseason, just being here getting comfortable and getting ready for everything," he said. "Jason was here a lot, and I was here, just out here learning."

Said Williams: "I'm always going to be the way I'm going to be. The player has to go out and want it more than we do. He's flipped the switch, and the credit goes only to him."

But equally important is the change in linebacker coaches from Dale Lindsey to Kirk Olivadotti. McIntosh did not appear to thrive under the gruff Lindsey, who could be withering in his constant criticisms.

Olivadotti is "a younger type, and we can go out there and relate to him a little bit more," McIntosh said. "He's a student of the game, and he knows a lot of stuff and loves to teach us."

If Williams is impressed with McIntosh, so are teammates, who can see the improvement.

"You can see the comfort factor on the defense," linebacker Khary Campbell said. "A lot of times you break the huddle after a play is called, and he might get jittery. There would be a lot of wasted motion. This year, you can see him reading better. It's all about practice and getting the reps. The more reps he got on special teams, the better he got. This year, he's the starter. It's his job, and you can see that in how he carries himself."

If there is a red flag on McIntosh, it is physical. He dropped out of the first round of the 2006 draft amid questions about his knees. The Chicago Bears, who sought McIntosh in a trade with the Redskins for franchised linebacker Lance Briggs in March, were aware of McIntosh's knees but were not concerned enough to avoid him. There is a concern, McIntosh acknowledged, that his knees might suffer from a degenerative condition

"I'm not worrying about my knees. It's just a mental thing," he said. "I've got to tune those things out, and if I get a nick or a bruise, tune it out and go out and play."

86Cane

Darc...I'll contact Harry at All Sports...I have another idea I want him to get in on too! Send the item for the shelf to use in a pinch here on the blog.

Solar...it looks like it's your again. I'll try to stir somethin up quick for the post tomorrow for you to flow with. I've got an idea.

solarcane

86 check your email, im sending
peace

Crist

86-

If I had time for blog master tomorrow, Id jump all over it. As it is Im working 6am to 9pm all this week. That being said Ill hit you up with some thoughts maybe you could use in a pinch later on.

Definitely keep me in mind, Ive got a blog over on my fan page thats pretty decent and pretty popular even as non-sequitur as it is... Ill try and send something over to you tomorrow just to keep on the shelf (or not).

solarcane

86,
I'll be around, these guys are tight.
There hasn't been any derogatory
pissing and moaning or name calling...yet
peace

darCANEgel

Yup...Coke still has a banner on the buried, dead and gone SS OBlog...

too bad,
so sad

CANES

darCANEgel

Right on, Solar...we gotta play to win...and any intel canespace can get helps us...


In your spare time, 86?
Nice...finally some satire on your site...Spare time was something you had before your blog, amigo...becareful what you wish for...

Instead of worryin about spacing...worry about money ($ = bandwidth, $ = time). It's ALWAYS about the coin...

Harry at Allsport...see if he'd send over an ad-link (use the Pata jersey - the official one and I'd buy two - if for nothing else than to justify his time on canespace).

and he has the official logos...not some pixelated gif files, but the real deal .eps versions...that'd be tight...

or hit our local coke distributor...shoot, email okelly and get the name of their coke contact...that's the LEAST he owes you...(Coke is/was their last advertiser on the SS O blog, as far as I can tell... which BTW is a site that gets less hits than yours, 86) Sell it!

Lastly, I agree w/ Crist...Swag is key (y'all see last night's 60 minutes w/ john daly? -- Grip it and rip it has made him a sheet load of cash)

Again, talk to Harry @ AllCanes...he's an alright guy.

Nasty in Dynasty probably aint gonna get auth'd by the AD or coach,

but it would sell -- respect!


CANES!!

86Cane

Of course Crist or Mitch may also be candidates?

Solar...yeah, that's the ticket I was just messing with you guys! Just wanted to know if anyone was clicking on the links! I knew it would get reported eventually if they were. Great job today by the way. You may have to pull double duty tomorrow if nobody else steps up?

86Cane

HELP WANTED: I am still looking for Canespace Page Holders to host the blog on Tuesday or Wednesday? Need to know ASAP if somebody wants to play blog master for a day?

If not we may have to unleash Caveleer or Calvin on the unsuspecting masses! Just think of the possible consequences...

solarcane

pimp,
I noticed that once before also, I thought 86 was messin with us
peace

solarcane

Darc,
yea I see your point thanks
peace

Crist

Im liking the new digs 86! Which room is mine? I need a single- I get a little loud a night... wink wink.

pimpcane

86
the link to the acc on canespace is bad
it takes you to the american college of cardiology

86Cane

Widening the margins IS possible but requires some technical knowledge to "custom design" the format (HTML code or some nonsense like that). I'll work on it in my spare time. Wait, I don't have ANY spare time!

pb

And with Shannon I dont worry about game day decisions. He will have so many interchanging parts and superior athletes in amazing condition that the minor mistakes that killed us in past years will be overcome.

86Cane

Crist...my bad for leaving you out. Still don't know how that could have happened? Anyway, all of us here at Canespace say: Welcome home son!

pb

Solar, widening the margins on the posts makes for much easier reading.

Little nitpicky I know, but for the long term it will improve things.

Crist

LLRon Mexico!!!

Legion of Doom: Putting the NASTY in DyNASTY!!!

Perfect Bro!

I have a graphic designer who makes my shirts, Im thinking I may have to contact her and see whatt she can come up with.......

Crist

Good to be here Solar! You knew Id find your asses soon enough!!! 14 hours woork days are taking thier tolls on my keeping up on "The Old Blog." CanesSpace here to stay baby!!!

Lets make our first bold ass prediction of The New Era: Between JJ and Coop, we will have OVER 2000 all-purpose yards this season- maybe even in rushing alone. As I see it, for now, we are going to get a heavy dose of 'the kids' on the ground while we get our air attack all sorted out.

long live ron mexico!

i haven't been keeping up as much as i'd like to, and i'v ebeen barely skimming the comments, but if i gathered correctly i see someone is planning some legion apparel(legion BOD?), or whatever it may be.
anyway, if noone has mentioned this already, you should put "putting the Nasty in Dynasty" somewhere on there.

darCANEgel

Solar...you gotta be authentic, not mocking...

Soonersolar
SolarSchooner
NormanKnowledge...

something BS, but agreeable...IMO/

Canes, baaby

darCANEgel

Butch as a game day coach?
Average at best.
Butch as a recruiter...phee-nom.

Coach Shannon as a recruiter?
Holy vaca better than Tremendous!

Coach Shannon as a game day coach?
Dunno, but I bet a dollar he's better than average...

He'll make mistakes...
but not twice...I friggin can't wait...TWO years...MAX

it IS better that he doesn't talk to the press.


It's great,
to be...

solarcane

glad to see you in here Crist
peace

solarcane

pb,
I'm hosting for 86 while he is working.
If you want to suggest something I'm sure he would like to hear it.
You can put it on here or email him.
host@canespace.com
thanks!
peace

Crist

OH SNAP!!!! I fell asleep reading the 9746 comments on Nix Unfiltered and slacked on yall... I finally get about halfway(?) and 86 named everyone in there (but me! how could you forget me 86!!! jk) and said IT was coming... Thank God we have a new place to come and shoot the shit. Sorry Sentinel, we got the Canes blog now!

pb

Seen these in person:

1)The Tip
2)Bratton in the corner to beat OU for the title
3)Vinne crushing Boz's OU team
4)Making Tim Brown cry in the OB
5)Destroying FSU 31-0 when they were preseason #1
6)Brock beating Florida
7)The final wide right
8)Dorsey to Shockey
9)Beating the Gators in Emmitt's first ever game
10)Running the table in 08 at home

LACane

is best play now limited to last 10 years? my vote for all time is for the tip in 83, was 8 and in section N. thta play started it all

of the last 10 years: doresey to johnson to start the onslaught in the rose bowl.

honrobale mention for most exciting: berlin to winslow in the UF comeback on 3rd (or was it 4th) and a few weeks later against WVU on 4th. also randall thrill hill's shooting guns in the cotton bowl

pb

86 I have one minor suggestion for the blog

mr troutman

Good job 86 canes, I promise to keep my political affairs off the air but please people don't push me! ( SMILE) Anyways, this is a great start to MIAMI dominance.What's new ...... Well we have a new coach, new OC, new players and last but not least CANESPACE!!!! O7 is our year for redemption!!! Other schools are starting to take notice at Coach Shannon and his STAFF and the season hasn't even begun! U can only be down for so long until U decide to get back on up!

 speedwrecks

I like the way Randy is recruiting. Not sure whether all this speed that Canes is recruiting will pan out on the field, but it would surely dictate the pace of practices and will cause them to be that much more competitive & intense. I like the way my homie Doug Wiggins came in the U. (resulting in similarity to Cooper). Having gone to Summer school, and graduating early got him here for free Spring practice. If these Northwestern kids all went to Summer school, and graduated early, then just imagine what they could bring to the table with the extra preparation. Talking about Redshirting, Greyshirting players, that would be Green light shirting!

86Cane

Canespace Page Holders: Who's got the blog tomorrow?

86Cane

I meant 3 days above. Thanks to everyone for making it happen!

86Cane

Summary
Lifetime page views (2 days):
1969
Average per day:
656.33
Today since midnight GMT:
1452

How sweet it is, how sweet it is!

SFCane

What about this question? What was the most important play at UM in the last 10 years?

I vote it was the TD from Dorsey to Shockey in 2000 that allowed us to come back in the 4th quarter against FSU 27-24.

That was the game that let the enitre Nation know the U was back.

SFCane

I agree that the 3th and 43rd conversion is the #1 UM play of all time.

However, there is another play that is my favorite from 1996 when we were down 3-7 to UWV in Morgan town and UWV was punting with 21 seconds on the clock. The announcer calls out Tremain Mack as a punt blocker and cirles him with his electronic marker pen. It was like everyone knew that he was going to block that kick. He gets a great start, goes around the edge and blocks the punt. A falling defensive lineman is held upright by a teammate so that he can hand off the recovered ball to Nate Brooks who runs it in for the winning score.

The entire stadium goes silent and I remember the TV camera was on a 10 year old girl in the stands with UWV stickers on her face crying her heart out.

Man that was awesome.

86Cane

Guys...we are working on posting those Dolphins, Gators and OSU threads soon! NOT!!! All Canes, All The Time here baby!!!

Angry...glad to see you join us here on the new blog. You still mad? Thought you'd have new nickname (happycane) once we got this site up for you and all? It is OUR site, work it!

86Cane

Solar...you have this blog smokin'! Told you the throttle sticks!!! Plus I knew you could handle the load. Nice job!

86Cane

Lyquid said..."When we feature someone, it would be great to have a list of questions from the true fans, rather than "media" questions."

That's right Lyquid we will ask the questions the fans want to know, not what they want to tell us (canned BS full of cliche's). For the Fans, By the Fans, that's what this site is all about!

solarcane

86 you see that hit counter?
And you thought I'd have this completly fkdup by now.. ha
peace

solarcane

legion,
I'm attempting to infiltrate a few blogs
which is more authentic sounding?
Okie from Pahokee
TrailerTrash
Norman's-Baitz
peace

86Cane

I'm working on trying to get in touch with Jim Kelly's representative so that I can post an article in the "Where Are U Now?" Not as easy as I thought it would be, but I'm going to pull it off somehow, someway.
Posted by: LyquidEnigma | June 18, 2007 at 03:29 PM

Lyquid...be patient and work the process. It will come to you. You will have to be prepared to get 10 NOs before you get one YES! Then be prepared when you get the YES...

86Cane

Breaking news:
I'm interviewing some MNW Bulls this week. Post any questions you got for Jacory Harris, Brandon Washington, and Aldarius Johnson.
Posted by: aqua | June 18, 2007 at 12:11 PM

Say What? That's my boy Aqua, bringing U the news you can use!

CaneVAstud

Vince,
It was Matt Walters that made the pick, not Reed, but it was funny, I was laughing after the play, nearly in tears, because when Reed took the ball from Walters after it bounced off either Rumph's or Buchanon's knee, I shouted, "NO! Don't do that Reed!" and then when he took off toward the end zone I shouted "Just like I said Ed, GO! Just like I taught you!"...amazing play.
BaltoCane,
The 3rd and 43 in the 1989 game against ND is probably the most amazing play in Miami history when you consider the time, the atmosphere, the odds, the fact that it was Notre Dame, ranked #1, on a 20 plus game win streak, and that play sparked the most dominating quarter in Miami history (final 20 minutes against UF in 2003 may have had more dominance come to think of it).

A list of greatest plays would have to include the 73 yard TD pass from Walsh to Irvin in probably the most talent-laden game in the history of college football in 1987 at Doak Campbell. Toretta to Lamar Thomas in 1992 against FSU to grab the lead. Dorsey's TD pass to Shockey against FSU in 2000. The Reed strip'n'score versus BC. The Testaverde run against OU where he broke a bunch of tackles and pushed down a DE with one arm. The Canes were a part of one of college football's most amazing plays on the unfortunate end, the Hail Flutie. It has to be included regardless. Or maybe something as simple as the Canes knocking away a 2 pt conversion against Nebraska in the OB. Maybe the best plays are yet to come!!!
- CaneVA

TLuv

It's awesome to have this blog up and running

Signing and keeping Aldarius Johnson will be HUGE.

I can't agree more about 3/4 star players v 5/6 stars. Remember Santana Moss had one other football scholarship offer and that was from EASTERN KENTUCKY!

IT'S ALL ABOUT DA U!

Hurricane Mitch

Here's a larger version of Sebastian for orange 'n green in the vein.

http://www.sportslogos.net/logo.php?lo=2536

86Cane

86Cane is IN the house! On the road in South Florida hot on the recruiting trail looking for web site and blog talent don't cha know! You know what they say: The blog (or the tape) doesn't lie!

Just checking in to see that we have MORE posts already than yesterday! Hit count coming later after I log into the account.

Hey look, even the time is correct
Posted by: E K | June 18, 2007 at 11:43 AM

EK...what the SS couldn't do after 6 months of you asking them to do we do in our FIRST day! Sweet...

orange 'n green in the vein

bg1906, YES! That's the mean Ibis I need! What the hell is he puffing on? Who did he punch out to get that eye mouse? Who is he about to claw in the face with those talons extended like that? Send me a file with the highest resolution to krypto4200@hotmail.com if you can. BTW, the answers are: anything he wants, some punk rival college coach trying to poach local SoFla talent from The Randy, and Terry Porter, so at least the man has an excuse of being blind for his blatant BS flag throwing.

solarcane

That entrepreneur Stoops
Offensive schemes defensive schemes .. and oh yea dirty money schemes

More on BurnLounge Scheme, Former OSU Coach Miles involved: University of Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and former Oklahoma State coach Les Miles are among those involved in a illegal pyramid scheme. Stoops is joined by a host of other celebs and athletes, including Shaquille O'Neil, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Carson Daly, former UT Coach Fred Akers are among those highlighted on the company's website. The scheme centers around BurnLounge, a October 2005 start-up digital media company based on a multi-level marketing system, according to the company's press kit. The company describes each membership sold and site as, "essentially a digital store franchise.... Regardless of operator, each store has the same look and feel, and all carry the BurnLounge brand." Federal Trade Commission alleged BurnLounge in a June 6 complaint filed, "...has a compensation program based primarily on providing payments to participants for the recruitment of new participants, not on the retail sale of products or services, thereby resulting in a substantial percentage of participants losing money," the complaint states. Though the company describes its, "initial challenge is to convince users it is not a pyramid scheme. No investment is required for inventory, a typical feature of such pyramid programs. But there are costs involved-from $30 per year to a $215 up front setup fee and $15 per month - all for access to various levels of music and team management software," according to its press kit.. As The State reported, Stoops introduced the program to Steve Spurrier, Jr. in 2006. And, who knows who else? Point being, who better to push your program (some may say, 'scheme'), than big time athletes and in Stoops' case, one of the most successful college football coaches? The stars that participate as VIP retailers and that are top-tier, cash in thousands monthly by enrolling others.. Others that particate in the program say, "its way hard to make money off of downloads at only 2 cents per download - youd have to sell over 500 songs a month just to make back your monthly fees," said BlueFishTShirts.com.. Others have been questioning the company's business practices since June 2006. Burnlounge: Behind the Music and BurnLounge Sells Digital Music Snakeoil..

solarcane

Sorry I meant I have a sign shop
peace

solarcane

bg1906
if you have a vector image have a complete vinyl cutting sign shop in my basement.
We are already working on canespace.com window/bumper stickers for the legion.
peace

solarcane

That was the "thug" ibis that had to be edited and made politically correct remember?
peace

Esteban

yeah me and bg1906 hold it down for the Canes.

Zakkee

That Ibis is pissed the f off!

bg1906

OGV, I actually have the vector image for that, I own a package of official Cane logos I bought a while back (I'm a web developer). I can send it to you via email if you like in any format you want (gif, jpg, png, tiff, eps, etc). Just hit me up via email and let me know if you want it. By the way, I work with Este. That's my man 50 Grand! What up Es!

balto cane

OGV, I've got you on the Ibis picture. It's on this website, just scroll down:
http://www.saynotospurrier.com/

Esteban

if Noel Devine can get his grades right in as short of a time as he did then i think with a full summer and school year Johnson can get his right. Got night classes available, tutoring for SAT/ACT, can get grades changed (not D to A type stuff but D to C with appeal - non athletes do that too at times when they are up for scholarships and just missing by hundreth of a point), plenty to be done to get it right.

DEE

WELL I HOPE EVERYTHING GOES AS PLANNED FOR ALDARIUS JOHNSON I HATE TO SEE US LOSE A WR LIKE JOHNSON TO FLORIDA OR LSU...GO CANES!!!!!

DallasTX Cane

BTW OGV, incredible article on the '83 NC team on your Short List page. You brought back a bunch of memories for me! Watching that game, as a young kid, and seeing that final pass hit the turf...never forget that. Nice work.

orange 'n green in the vein

To me, the iconic 'Canes play is '01 Walters (not Reed) picks off BC, stumbles 10 yards up field, then listens to the voice in his ear saying "give it here man" and hands off to Reed for last 80 yards to the house. That had me out of bed, jumping up and down in front of the TV, buck naked, yelling "Go Ed, go!" over and over in my dorm room in Mahoney. Luckily my suite-mates didn't barge in to check out the ruckus, they might have gotten an eyeful.

aqua

LaVarr Arrington:

broken arm
broken leg

complete loser.

KLCaneFan

Great blog, guys. Now I know where to come to get my Canes fix! :)

DallasTX Cane

that'd be a sweet tat OGV

orange n' green in the vein

As far as a Legion BOD Logo, to me, it's an orange 'n green U or it's a picture of Sebastian the Ibis. Speaking of which, I need to track down a picture of the OLD SCHOOL pipe smoking, X bandage under the eye, fighting Ibis circa '83 or so. Can anybody out there help me out? A link to a jpg. or some other picture file would be ideal. I need to download it to a computer so I can take it to a tattoo artist sometime in the future.

bg1906

Exclusive: WR to Commit by the end of the Week

Miami Northwestern High School WR Aldarius Johnson told CaneSport.com last week that "If everything works out I'll be going to Miami, but I'm going to wait a little bit to commit."

Now it looks like "a little bit" might mean a matter of a week.

Johnson says he's planning on committing to Hurricane coaches this week.


"I'm going to call the coaches and set up to go down there," Johnson said. "By this Friday it will be done, 100 percent. I just want to get it done.

"Nothing's changed. I plan on committing to Miami. I'm excited to get things over with."

Johnson says if something doesn't go as planned that he is also considering Florida and LSU.

Johnson says he hasn't spoken with UM coaches since last month.

A 6-foot-4, 212-pounder with 4.4-second speed, he's drawn comparisons to star WR Calvin Johnson. Last year Aldarius had 78 receptions for 1,354 yards with 19 touchdowns.

pb


Two not so common, but telling plays of the 80's that both coincidentally happened against Oklahoma.


Vinnie getting his jersey torn off evading Bosworth in the OB, then rifling a 30 yd TD pass to put OU away in 1986.

He won the Heisman on that play and took OU off the map until Stoops got there.

Breaking Troy Aikman's leg

DallasTX Cane

Another high profile nfl motorcycle injury:

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/wcStory?contentId=6524422&storyNumber=2&MSNHPHMA

aqua

canecane2323,

Yep, I got a good way of approaching that question. I'll have an idea on where he sits academically, real soon.

aqua

Right back at ya ANGRY! Good to hear from ya.

The logo idea is a good one.

We need one, mos def.

canecane2323

Hey Aqua,

Can you ask Aldarius about his grades, just to clear up speculation that he might not qualify? Just want to make sure he is coming as well as the other guys.

AngryCane

Props to AQUA too!!

DallasTX Cane

3 & 43 - definitely never forget that. Can also replay the final nebraska pass, on the 2 pt conversion in '83, hitting the turf in my mind over and over. How sweet it is! There might be 100 plays by the D over the years that say, U...

Agree Esteban, A&M especially will run b/w the tackles, then run b/w the tackles, then run some more b/w the tackles. That makes me nervous since it's always been our vulnerable spot - hit us hard and fast straight up the middle and hope to gain 5-7 yrds b4 the outside speed can bring you down. Great example...OB in '95, 4th quarter. We shut that down OR our O stays on the field and scores some points to force A&M to score to keep pace, and it's in the bag. If not, tight game that'll be decided late. Either way, I think we have the advantage being in the OB.

AngryCane

LEGION!!!!!!

I CAN'T BELIEVE WE HAVE OUR OWN BLOG!!! (I know, everyone's saying, "Where the hell U been Angry??")

Like I've said, limited CPU access lately but working on it.

Congrats to 86Cane, Calvin, Lyquid, Solar, Este, OGV, and anyone else on "The Legion Board of Directors". You've guys gotta formulate a "Legion Logo" now to paste on the Site...

Also, where do I go to vote for QB '07?? Put me down for my fellow Cali Dude Kyle.

KEEP ROCKING LEGION KEEP ROCKING IT!!

DEE

CAN ANYONE POST THE ARTICLE BY A. JOHNSON ON WHEN HE WILL BE COMMITTING?? THNX.....

aqua

nobody,

there's no rule on HS kids, just kids in the program.

aqua

OGV,

I'm waiting for the "Why Miami Should Drop its Football Program" article by Harvey Fiaklov

They could just copy it from the SI archives.

They could do one on UF, it seems more fitting...

nobody

3rd & 43 against ND is definitely the play that most represents the U in my opinion. Just such a "we are so bad ass" type of a play.

aqua, might be a good idea to talk to someone in the UM compliance office. The NCAA sucks so much they probably have some rule against fan reporters doing interviews.

orange 'n green in the vein

You know what's missing on this 'Canes blog? A DOLPHINS ARTICLE ON TED GINN JR! Just kidding, that was when I realized the SS had no clue what was going on. I mean, what's next, an article on Craig Krenzel's desperate plea to keep Clarrett from turning state's evidence in the pen to the NCAA resulting in that '02 season being stricken from the record books? I felt like someone had slapped me in the face, then I realized it was O's hand doing the slapping. Not cool.

Esteban

OL is the strength of OU's offense this year and Texas A&M's probably right behind it when it comes to run blocking. If we let get nice gains on 1st down its gonna real tough. Our back up DTs and DEs need to make sure there isn't a big drop in the quality of play when they get in there (especially DTs). Cause both of those teams are going to grind it out - A&M will run damn near every down if you allow them. If we keep their 1st down yardage down then it should be lights out since I don't see either of those teams being able to pass on us which much consistency - OU cause they got a new LT and QB and A&M cause they just aren't very good at passing plain and simple.

orange 'n green in the vein

Cav, Butch Hired John Shoop for his OC who was the Raiders OC at the end of last season. His DC is Chuck Pagano who was the DB coach here at UM during Davis' days in the Gables. (His daughter Tara was also one FINE young woman back in college with me.) aqua, ask Johnson how close he is with Streeter and if there's any possibility that he'd balk at being "2nd fiddle", or the slot guy or whatever, at the next level. I don't see why he would, it's not like Santana and Reggie Wayne didn't end up 1/2 on the receptions list at UM when all was said and done.

solarcane

Back in a few, gotta run and do an estimate,
peace

solarcane

Kyle definitely has a career in advertising working for the "One Tough Mother" jacket people.
peace

solarcane

aqua,
I was thinking what the people that do the Cane's laundry say, when they are out in the parking lot pressure washing the Orange Bowl out of KWs uni.
peace

aqua

Jake, that article didn't have our secret weapon on the list: Kayne F.

aqua

solar, I can't watch ESPN anyomore for the fear of seeing highlights of KW getting sacked. especially during draft time, it seems like everyone's first highlight is them doing something against the U.

We all know why...

Fear The Graveyard

How sweet it is...a new home for the legion...I am looking forward to Aldarius Johnson commiting to the U...this is going to be a very special class...with what we have coming in this year already this team is going to be very scary for years to come...DAU4LIFE

dj moonbat

You know who has GENUINELY classy fans? Nebraska.

I was at that Rose Bowl in 2001, and was utterly surrounded by Husker fans. I politely informed them that their enthusiasm was misplaced, and not a one of them ever said a bad thing about Miami. Even during and after, they took their bitch-slapping with decency and good humor.

Salt of the Earth, those Husker fans. It's a shame we couldn't have saved up some points from beating them to hang a genuinely embarrassing score around OSU's necks.

solarcane

Yea back when we livin large racking up 19 points a game.
Maybe Kyle's arm was just to damn tired by the fourth quarter.
Launching all those long touchdown strikes will tax a man
peace

solarcane

aqua,
I think there is a picture like of Kyle with someone from every team we played draped on his azz
peace

Jake

http://cfn.scout.com/2/557847.html

kind of interesting.

Esteban

that's the year our back up OTs were lettin the QBs get killed after we had a big lead.

aqua

solar,

the pic on your page of KW getting sacked cracks me up. I think the guy tackling him is from Temple... geez...

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