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June 22, 2007

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Cavaleer

Apologies for the double post.

Crist

Oh no Cav- I agree with you 100% on the way Shannon is selling The U. I was trying to say it how a 17 year old kid who has enough confidence for all of us would 'hear' it: Free playing time, or, work for playing time.

The competition at The U prepares you for the next level AND keeps you working harder to make sure you stay on the field. When you look at oUr players and see part-time starters and non-starters get drafted based on potential and knowing the coaching- that says something.

Think about it- Edge gave Baby J something extra fire to work with during the spring game when he told Shannon that G Coop was the better runner, and thats his cousin.

People who come to The U expecting to have the red carpet rolled out for them, as they get at FSPoo and out there in LA, have another thing coming. Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Film gets you on that Emerald Green Turf at The Old Lady.

dj moonbat

Thing is, as nice as a lot of these places look to recruits, UM still has two big selling points:

- Rings. Five of them in twenty years. (And just missed a couple more.)

- NFL development. If you want to sell the U, all you have to do is say two names: Beason, and Meriweather. 'Cause let's face it, by 'Cane standards, those guys just weren't that good, and they still both went in the first round, because by now NFL scouts know that the U builds a better foundation for NFL play than ANYBODY.

Esteban

We can't worry about Patrick Johnson. Hopefully he sticks with us. Until its time to sign that letter of intent or enroll (if graduating early) then its all really up in the air. He's feeling good about the attention they are paying him and that's okay. I think as this season goes on we'll see who really wants to be a Cane and who doesn't. Cause guys that want to start immediately might be turned off by seeing young guys in our line up excelling. Johnson has talked about wanting to start right away. He'll have a better chance of doin that at USC since their secondary isn't that great. But if he truly wants to be a Cane that won't be the deciding factor. We're going to get talent no matter what. Can't sweat one guy. I'm still hoping he chooses us though cause he looks like he'd fit right in.

Esteban

and I'll say it here first. If this blog doesn't provide information about the team that isn't just opinion then of course I'll still visit the SS blog and will be checkin the herald blog plenty. There is time to work on that since its the off season. But by the start of the season we need to have made some inroads along those lines.

dj moonbat

I live here in sunny L.A., and certainly the weather has Miami beat by a lot. And the girls are on that top shelf of big cities. And at a lot of things, USC's probably a little bit better school, too.

But c'mon. If you're from South Florida, and blow off a chance to be a building block in the New U to go to USC, because you want to be promised playing time? Weak.

TLuv

Someone please help me understand how Colorado loses scholarships for giving players t-shirts on visits but USC gives Reggie Busch's parents a place to stay and they get nothing. what a hipocracy.

IT'S ALL ABOUT DA U!

Esteban

dj moonbat, you might feel its weak but its the key reason for a lot of guys. this is a business decision for a lot of guys, its not made with the heart but with them trying to put themselves in the best position for their futures in football.

HOOKERSLUT

Da HookerSlut is here.
What is Patrick Johnson smoking!!! I am a Miami Alum who lives in Los Angeles and don't understand how you can compare the two. USC is in the ugliest part of LA and the campus is more like an overcrowded prison. Maybe he's in to cross-dressing and ho-ing on Santa Monica Blvd. That's the only explanation. He can kiss any aspirations of playing in the NFL away. But oh yeah, I forgot...USC is one of a few programs who gets away with bribary and paying players.

Esteban

USC has a long line of CBs of recent history playing great in the NFL. You know guys like...and...and uh...Okay can't think of one guy who started off at USC that went on to the NFL (will poole transfered from BC after gettin in trouble).

dj moonbat

"this is a business decision for a lot of guys, its not made with the heart but with them trying to put themselves in the best position for their futures in football."

Well, see, the weakness that causes the guy to choose the easy playing time at USC is going to be a BAD business decision down the road.

Over the past few years, UM has put Taylor, Reed, Rolle, Rumph, Buchanon, Jennings and Meriweather into the league early in the draft. Secondary guys from USC? Polamalu.

And it's not like USC has just had lousy recruiting classes on defense, either. They just never get around to PLAYING DEFENSE, so their players don't turn into high-round draft picks or big-time NFL stars.

If I were serious about playing pro ball, I think I would go to a place that has a track record of producing big-time football draft placement (which can mean millions of dollars), and just creating NFL star power (which means millions more) at my position.

HOOKERSLUT

no one listen to dj moonbat...

women in Miami blow LA away in looks, curves, and accessability. And Miami's beaches are topless. Maybe moonbat was talking about guys.

the weather isn't necessarilly better in LA. It is always sunny, but it gets really hot and pretty cold. Miami thunderstorms are bitchin. You can't top the caribean.

USC has alot more students, alumni and money than UM but it is by no means a better institution.

If you are a straight male who enjoys the presence of attractive women who like to party then the only choice for college is the U.

HOOKERSLUT

Esteban good point. What db's has usc put in the nfl?

HOOKERSLUT

the "we are marshall" chant is really gay. did they do that before the movie came out?

Crist

CanesGirlNC- I forgot to respond to one of your questions way back up there about the Athlon article (http://www.athlonsports.com/college-football/10906/four-acc-schools-welcome-new-coaches) the arrests they were referring to was ryan moore for hitting the woman in the parking lot.

dj moonbat

"women in Miami blow LA away in looks, curves, and accessability. And Miami's beaches are topless."

It's true: the toplessness factor is pretty killer.

I will certainly give the nod for overall beach life to Miami, too, because it's always warm enough to swim. But if I surfed, that would change.

But "blow LA away" in looks? Sorry, no. Miami's way up there. But LA simply CAN'T be "blown away" on looks. It's the shallowest f***ing city on the planet.

HOOKERSLUT

okay, you're right. Maybe PJ likes the medical marijuana...thats the only justifiable reason for choosing usc over miami. end of discussion.

HOOKERSLUT

take PJ's name off the commitment list and lets go get another db.

Zakkee

PJ is a Cane, no doubt in my mind.

Daylon McCutcheon (former USC cornerback) has started for the Browns since the franchise came back to Cleveland (about 6 years now). He isn't exceptionally good, but you guys asked.

Thanks for the props Cavaleer & 86, that list came str8 off the top of my dome.

Zakkee

PJ is a Cane, no doubt in my mind.

Daylon McCutcheon (former USC cornerback) has started for the Browns since the franchise came back to Cleveland (about 6 years now). He isn't exceptionally good, but you guys asked.

Thanks for the props Cavaleer & 86, that list came str8 off the top of my dome.

Cavaleer

Hookerslut, you're killin' me. LOLOLOL!

Welcome to the Legion! Clearly, you fit right in. LOL

Crist

Just a quick hit for the baseball guys:

Former UM infielder signs with professional team.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - - Former University of Miami infielder Roger Tomas has signed a free agent contract with the Detroit Tigers. Tomas left earlier in the week to join the GCL Tigers - Detroit's rookie ball team - who is a member of the Gulf Coast League.

"I'm glad there was a team that I could help out," Tomas said. "I just want to go out, play hard and see what happens after the season."

Tomas enjoyed one of his best seasons on the diamond in 2007. He was the third leading hitter for the Hurricanes as he batted .337 with 70 hits, 45 runs scored, 15 doubles, 11 stolen bases and 29 RBIs. He started 55 of 59 games. In four seasons at UM, Tomas started 186 of 211 games compiling 208 career hits with 38 doubles, eight triples and two home runs. He also posted 86 RBIs. Defensively, Tomas fielded .969 with 57 putouts and 101 assists while committing just five errors in 2007. He finished his career with 263 putouts, 454 assists and 33 errors.

Tomas was named the 2007 Atlantic Coast Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for the University of Miami. He also served as team captain and earned the Bob Werner Award, given to the player who most exemplifies the qualities of a winner selected by the UM coaches, players and staff. He also won the Arnold Novins Award voted as the most popular player by the Hurricanes' fans.

CanesgirlNC

Crist: thanks. I forgot about Ryan Moore. Jeepahs.

86Cane: I emailed you some stuff, did you get it?

GO CANES

86Cane

CanesgirlNC...we have to give you a nickname like CGNC because your name is too long to type! I just got back from dinner with the wife and am checking in. I will check email now. Back in a flash...

Crist

CGNC- Last year, most of us forgot about Ryan Moore.

86Cane

Crist, Este, DJ, Cav, Hooker, Zakk, et al you guys have a good discussion going! Nice work!!!

86Cane

Join us tonight from 11:30 PM to 12:30 AM for MIDNIGHT MADNESS PART II!

Tonight we have Canespace blogger Crist, who is a guest author at Canespace and will be hosting the blog! He wrote an article titled: "Getting and Staying on the Field" that will be posted at 11:30 PM sharp for open blog discussion.

We will be using the rapid fire, interactive chat style that Canespace is going to make famous! It's kinda like a radio talk show format, but where EVERYONE gets to ask questions AND post answers, not just the caller and some radio personality.

We will also be doing some Canes trivia tonight for fun and prizes.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS PART II 11:30 PM TONIGHT HERE AT CANESPACE!!!

86Cane

NEWS ALERT: Recent recruit/Verbal commitment: Sam, a current UM student has signed a LOI and agreed to give us the "on campus" perspective of the Canes for Canespace.

His page at www.canespace.com will be titled: "Campus Connection". He has promised pictures with other students, players, cheerleaders, professors in the nude, etc. Way to go Sam...

Esteban

daylon mccutheon left before Carroll got there. But he does count towards recent history CBs. but you know i had never thought about this. our CBs haven't turned out great in the NFL (of late, ryan mcneil and the older ones did good inthe nfl), but at least we keep putting them out.

Zakkee

Duane Starks was aiiiiiight.

86Cane

CGNC...check your email please!

Got some exciting news to flash during midnight madness. Our student insider, Sam who lives on campus and will write for Canespace on his very own page called "Campus Connection", has got the goods.

He wrote an article already that I have seen that will turn some heads. Calvin and Cav were dead on right, things have changed "on campus".

More to follow, stay tuned...

86Cane

CONTENT ALERT UPDATE: Please go to www.canespace.com and click on the link for the Fan Files page and tell me what you think. We have completely update the page by adding new content as this spage was previously blank and waiting for content.

Esteban

just read some info about Ray Lewis winning the state championship in wrestling his senior year in high school in the 189 weight class. So that's in the spring of his senior year at 189. So I'm not sure what he weighed his freshman year with us, but can imagine him having gained a huge amount in 4 months or so. unless he went on the Jason Fox diet.

Esteban

i meant "can't imagine"

Esteban

and 86Cane, I'm not sure about the day before and day after analysis at 8-10 PM. just tough for me to commit my friday and sunday night to blogging - my gf would drive me nutz over that as well. we can discuss that though.

86Cane

Este..that was just a suggestion. You just do what you can do, when you can do it! It's all good, we will figure something out I am sure.

And to answer your earlier question, which kinda caught me by surprise, WE will have access soon. And it will be the kind you NEVER even dreamed about, trust me.

Give me some time and please have a little patience. I'm only one guy here and I think I have done quite a bit in very little time wouldn'nt you say?

86Cane

20 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT MADNESS...STAY TUNED FOR A NEW POST AT 11:30 PM.

orange 'n green in the vein

The HOOKERSLUT is completely right, a born and bred South Floridian would be miserable in Cali dry weather and freezing winters. Have you seen how far away it is from the sub-tropics? The cream of the Miami women can hang with ANYBODY in the world, even LA. LA has just more wannabe model/actresses/waitresses. That's all. South Beach being topless pushes Coral Gables over sleazy South Central any day and every day. Plus the traffic here is the worst in the world and the drivers are just as bad.

dj moonbat

Esteban sez: "our CBs haven't turned out great in the NFL (of late, ryan mcneil and the older ones did good inthe nfl), but at least we keep putting them out."

Kelly Jennings is pretty good. But yeah, most of the rest of them disappeared from the elite ranks once they went pro.

I didn't go back as far as Duane Starks and Ryan McNeil, since it wouldn't be much of a comparison with Carroll-era USC.

But CB is one of Miami's softer positions, NFL stardom-wise. But as Este says, we keep pumpin' 'em out, and that should MATTER to all but the very stupidest of high school athletes.

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!!! MIDNIGHT MADNESS IS IN SESSION...

w.c

North:
Michigan
Ohio State
USC
West Virginia
Oklahoma

South:
Miami
Florida
Texas
Auburn
Florida State

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