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September 17, 2007





Dog breath!


Third. I just wanted to be in the top three..


Ruff Ruff!!!
Thought I was Slepping eh?
Great job!
Wow do we need some kind of spark?
I think our D keeps us in a close game.
Cut down on penalties, and missed execution.
Solid special teams.
We can out RUN the Aggies!
There in lies the reason for my Punter rant.
We must give a Run oriented team a long field to score.
If not we lose!


Looking foward to next year already. I'm very excited to know the competition for QB will be extremely competitive.


Ocala...want to go to the Game? Got an extra ticket...


Norm...if you were the OC what plays would U call against A&M?


I would love to go!
Won't be able to miss work.
Things are coming together and I have momentum.
If I reach my goals. My boss is going pay 3 days 2 nghts for me and a guest Air fare and hotel + $500.00 in cash in Vegas for new year!
I'm 1/3 there!


Patrick Nix emailed me tonight and told me that when the Canes have the ball beyond their 40 yard line he is gonna run JJ to the right to set up the short side of the field. Then on the next play he is going to run the toss sweep to COOP who hands off the reverse to SS for a TD. Can U believe that? Nix actually told me that!

Man that will be GREAT!!!


Ocala...keep your eye on the prize. Focus, achieve your goals.

Club seats await us next year at Dolphin, I mean Canespace, Stadium!

West Coast Ibis

I have a new reality show I want to pitch:

The Real Longest Yard

Starring: Ron Mexico, OJ "the glove dont fit, gimme back my stuff" simpson, maurice clarret, Mitch "i dont work for playing time" Cozad


insidetheu.com New Update on Thompson transfer...What does it say?


Great report, Dallas, I'm assuming this is your report. If not, kudos to whomever wrote it.

Good to hear everyone showed taste and ballz. That's a rare combination these days.


West...U forgot about Ricky "I ain't smoked weed in 3 days can I be reinstated" Williams and Pac "Man I can't believe this happened to me" Jones.


Sep. 18, 2007

Deonte Thompson may request a release soon from the University of Florida according to a new source.


Cav...YES, DTX wrote this report! I should add that...


I will try to stablish the running game first. Have JJ, and Cooper run the ball down the middle. Let Kyle throw some short passes, so he can get comfortable. Let him get a feeling what the defense is trying to do. I think quick passes will keep the defense off balance most of the night, and will prevent Kyle from getting sack. Once the DB start defending the short pass then that's when U throw the long ball. Let Kyle fake pump the short pass, and then throw it long.


The MNW game in texas was a good game. I was really impressed with there safety, qb, and kicker. With that being said, MNW is a great highschool team. I would take all there wr's, the d-line, the other linebacker, and the RT on the O-line. Spence has a chance to be great. He reminded me of Sims (FSU) and Beason. Jacory vs Marve in highschool is a tough comparasion. I've seen more of Marve in highschool and next year will be a great qb competition especially if the Cook kid decides to keep his words.

Matt in LA

I have a question. If DT requests a transfer and its granted this early in the year, and he sits out the rest of this year, would that count as his year of sitting and be eligible for next year? The reason I ask is Demeitrius Jones of ND has transfered and is supposedly going to N. Illinois who is a 1-A team and is in the MAC conference and they are saying he would be eligible for next year. Would this situation not qualify under the same circumstances which would allow him to play next year? Just a thought.

Matt in LA

And one more thought, just like Miami granted Willie Williams the right to transfer, but the rub was he could not go to a school on Miami's schedule for the next 2 years of his eligibility. Would Urban Meyer do the same and have the same requirement? Interesting thought I would say.

dj moonbat

Tommy Streeter was really something. It's just amazing to think he's considered the No. 2 receiver on his team.

West Coast Ibis

Matt-where you watching the A&M game in LA?

West Coast Ibis

U know U'r in trouble when Nick the Snkae comes to your defense:

Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday the Cleveland Browns didn’t videotape opposing coaches signals when he was defensive coordinator under Belichick from 1991 to 1994.

“I don’t think that anybody can respect anybody trying to get an unfair advantage by breaking the rules,” Saban said. “But Bill Belichick is a good friend of mine. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. I’ve worked with him and I’ve learned a lot from him. But we didn’t do those kinds of things when I worked with him.”


West Coast Ibis

didnt see this posted yet:


Hurricanes laud A&M player's move to honor Everett



The LIVE chat TUESDAY NIGHT with Manny Navarro from the Miami Herald will be at his blog site from 8-9 PM. Here is the link:


We skipped last week because he was on assignment in Texas covering the MNW-SLC game. Post your questions at his site or live TUESDAY NIGHT from 8-9 PM.

See you there!


From Scout: Top punters for 2008, none of which are committed to or considering UM...

Football Recruiting
Hot News Prospects Eligibility Combines

Punter Class:

Rank Nat'l
Rating Name
School, Hometown Video HT/ WT/ 40 Schools of Interest
1 Matt Zubyk
(Francis W. Parker School)
San Diego, CA 6-4/185 Committed to Stanford

2 Dawson Zimmerman
(Brookwood HS)
Snellville, GA 6-2/195 Committed to Clemson

3 Jeff Locke
(Mountain Ridge HS)
Glendale, AZ 6-1/185/4.70 Committed to UCLA

4 Bradley Nortman
(Central HS)
Brookfield, WI 6-3/210 Committed to Minnesota

5 Brian Stahovich
(Cathedral Catholic HS)
San Diego, CA 6-0/185 Committed to San Diego State

6 Jimmy Howell
(West Florence HS)
Florence, SC 6-6/240/4.90 Committed to Northwestern

7 Kyle Martens
(Spearfish HS)
Spearfish, SD 6-6/182 LSU, Nebraska, San Diego State, Toledo, Wisconsin

8 Scott Kovanda
(Catholic Central HS)
Redford, MI 6-2/195 Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, UCLA

NR Baker Swedenburg
(Heritage Academy)
Columbus, MS 6-0/175 Committed to Mississippi State

JC C.J. Santiago
(Orange Coast)
Costa Mesa, CA 6-2/215 Committed to BYU

NR Zack Cooper
(Nease HS)
St Augustine, FL 5-11/185 Georgia, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, South Florida, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest

NR Ryan Doerr
(Katy HS)
Katy, TX -/- Air Force, Army, Kansas State, Northwestern, TCU

NR Augie Heath
(Pleasant Valley HS)
Chico, CA 6-0/185 Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon State, Purdue, Stanford, Washington

NR Jordan Waxman
(Quakertown Community HS)
Quakertown, PA 6-2/195/5.00 Boston College, Cincinnati, Lehigh, Pittsburgh, Richmond, Rutgers, Stony Brook


The University of Miami will play the Texas A&M Aggies for only the second time ever, and the first time since World War II, when the two schools play on Thursday night at the Orange Bowl. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

Miami is 2-1 after defeating Florida International 23-9 last Saturday. Texas A&M is 3-0, with victories over Montana State, Fresno State and Louisiana-Monroe.

The game is a matchup of two teams that have stellar records in Thursday night games. Miami is 10-1 all-time on Thursday nights, having won the last 10 games, while Texas A&M is 9-0 on Thursday nights since 2000. Miami is virtually unbeatable in the Orange Bowl, having won 12 of the last 15 games, including three in a row. They have not lost a game in the Orange Bowl to a team from the state of Texas since 1973.

Last Saturday, Miami defeated Florida International 23-9. Kyle Wright made his first start of the season and totaled 268 yards of total offense, with 224 passing and a career-best 44 rushing. The Hurricanes gained a season-high 428 yards on offense. RB Javarris James rushed for 92 yards, his second game this season with more than 90 yards. WR Lance Leggett caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from Wright, and RB Graig Cooper scored his first collegiate touchdown.

Texas A&M is 3-0 this season. Known for its unique tradition of "The 12th Man", Texas A&M has had five top 10 finishes and has played in 16 bowl games since 1985. Last year, Texas A&M finished 9-4 and played in the Holiday Bowl.

This will be only the second meeting ever between the two schools. On Dec. 8, 1944, Texas A&M routed the Hurricanes 70-14 at the Orange Bowl.

Randy Shannon is 2-1 at Miami. Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione is the sixth winningest coach in Division I-A, with a record of 183-96-2 in 25 seasons. He is 28-23 at Texas A&M.

Give Miami a 3-1 record and close out their non-conference schedule for this season.


This the MOST important game of the year for R Shannon and his staff. This is the measuring stick, beacause TAMU only beats below average teams. I've seen them get spank by good teams consistently under Franchiano (sp?). We shouldn't lose a Thursday night game in the OB to them. This game is our day of judgement, afterwards it'll be clear and all questions will be answered. If we lose..we'll know if its the players, coaches, or both.

UM 27 TAMU 21


Now for the IMPORTANT news of the day:

The Buffalo Bills medical staff provided an update on Kevin Everett's condition Monday afternoon.

"Kevin Everett remains medically stable in the intensive care unit, and continues to make daily improvement in his neurological status," said team medical director John Marzo in a statement.

Everett was most recently examined Sunday night at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Cappuccino.

"When examined Sunday evening, Kevin demonstrated increased strength in the muscles of his legs," Marzo said. "In addition, he was able to show some movement in both hands. Supportive care continues for vital body systems while Kevin begins to focus on his neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation."


Though their fallen teammate's status has changed several times throughout the week, and in most cases for the better, the Buffalo Bills still wanted to pay tribute to Kevin Everett Sunday.

Sunday morning they are doing so by donning specially designed T-shirts during pre-game warmups.

"The team captains got together and took some input from some other players as well," said special teams captain Brian Moorman. "So we got some good ideas. The main thing was to have Kevin's name and number on it so he knows he's with us in our minds and that we're constantly thinking about him."

Bills players will also be wearing the T-shirts under their pads during today's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"It's one thing to be able to wear them under our pads, but another to be able to wear them out where people would know that we're thinking about him," Moorman said. "That was important to the guys and I hope he knows that we're thinking about him."

The design has the tight end's last name across the back with a large blue number 85 beneath it. On the front is a photo of a team huddle and some words the players felt were important. They are:

'team,' 'belief,' 'faith,' 'strong,'
'together' and 'hope' surround the photo.


Here is the link to order your Kevin Everett T-shirt. All proceeds benefit spinal cord research including the Project To Cure Paralysis at the UM Med School:




UM coach Randy Shannon said he wasn't sure who would start against No. 20 Texas A&M at wide receiver, despite Lance Leggett catching an 80-yard touchdown and Darnell Jenkins having five receptions for a career-high 108 yards Saturday against FIU.

''It depends on how Lance and [Leonard] Hankerson are doing in practice,'' Shannon said.


Nice report DTC

Me Tarzan U Cane

So an Internet site reports that Florida freshman receiver Deonte Thompson is upset with his playing time and considering a transfer to Miami.

I have no doubt Thompson expected to be playing more, but I'm not so sure he's already looking to transfer. Way too early for that. I seem to recall another player from "The Muck" unhappy with playing time and looking to play elsewhere. His name is Antone Smith, plays running back at FSU. Remember him? Yeah, he's now the feature back ... still at Florida State. What I'm trying to say is sometimes star athletes have to wait a while before becoming a starter. Thompson's time will come at UF, and it's unlikely he transfers here.

I covered Thompson for two years when he was at Glades Central. Great athlete. Even greater kid. With that said, I doubt UM would take him simply for what he did to Hurricanes last year. All signs had him coming to Miami. He was REAL tight with UM receivers coach Marquis Mosely.

Then he signed with the Gators. And now the `Canes welcome him back?

Besides, I talked with a few of his high school teammates. There may be some interest in a transfer, but his friends are doing everything they can to make him stay at UF.

"Deonte needs to stay where he is," said a former teammate who recently spoke to Deonte. "That's what I told him."

-Enough about non-UM players. Today, three of the five Hurricane commitments from Miami Northwestern attended practice: linebacker Sean Spence, defensive tackle Marcus Forston and quarterback Jacory Harris. They looked like they were on top of the world, two days after their victory over the nation's No. 1 team, Southlake Carroll of Dallas. Northwestern is now the new No. 1 in USA Today, ESPN, Prep Poll and Student Sports.

-Defensive end Calais Campbell said he isn't concerned with his sack production. He has 1.5 in three games. Remember he said in the preseason he passed on the NFL Draft last season so he could break the school's single-season sack record. But also remember Campbell didn't go on a tear until around this point last season. So stay tuned.

-Safety Damien Berry told me today he might talk to the coaching staff about switching to offense. Berry said he would prefer to play running back. Not sure if he really means it or if he is becoming frustrated with his lack of playing time in the secondary.

-Lastly, I'd like to pay my respects to UM fan Josh Giggey. He died Saturday from complications of a ruptured appendix. Josh was a good friend of mine, and ran a website called www.561sports.com, where he often kept me updated on recruiting news in Palm Beach County. He recently called to tell me to keep an eye on Atlantic safety Karnell Hatcher and his interest in UM. Sure enough, I called Hatcher moments later and he was just leaving an unofficial visit. Josh knew his stuff. Not sure if he was a member of The Legion, but he posted under the name "Laus" on the www.miami-hurricanes.com message boards. He was only 23 and just recently got married. Rest in peace.


As long was we can get Streeter and T.Benjamin,I am not that concerned if DT stays with the Gayturds. He's probably better off waiting his turn and staying with the Gayturds and not losing a year. But we'll take him!

DallasTX Cane

Thanks Cav & CGNC.

If DT is publically expressing a desire to transfer (and I don't know who made that info public - maybe not DT...) b/c of lack of playing time...it might not be a good thing bringing him into our program. So, what if RS and Nix decide not to play him as much as he'd like?? Is he going to cause problems?


Berry at FB or TE would be interesting!

I can't believe we have not seen Gordon or Bailey at FB hitting someone HARD to open holes for JJ and Coop, but hey that's just me, what do I know?

Cranez 34, Aggeez 27. Remember U heard it here first! After the game I'm either looking like a genius or I crash and burn with this prediction, but that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

I'm calling for a ST TD, A defensive TD and a coming out party for Kyle, SS and the TEs (Gordon, Farr, Epps, etc.) whoever that may be at the time.

Somebody vault that! Oh, that would be me...


Berry was Glades Central feature RB last year. He just got recruited as a DB by Miami. He knows how to run the ball.


86, Berry is like 200 pounds. he's not going to be at FB or TE. I say leave him at safety. With James, Cooper, McNeal, and Chambers all sophomores and freshman I don't think we need to switch anyone to that position.


James will be NFL bound after his Jr season, getting Berry back their would not cause a log jam at RB because he has the same running style as JJ(a bruiser). But I seriously doubt it's going to happen. They would have left Kylan at RB if that was the case. Cooper, McNeal and Mabry are all speedy scat backs, We need another bruiser back their unless one of those guys just bulk up in the next yr or two. Also I agree with 86, we need to see Bailey in a RB/FB when we get near the goal line, either to block or punch it in. Come on Nixie! what you gonna "due".


Este and MD...The only reason I said FB or TE is because we need help there and of the current log jam at RB. I agree with you that he is definitely NOT needed at RB.

Any other TAMU game score predictions out there?


Seven Hurricanes hail from the state of Texas, making Thursday night's matchup a renunion for some of the Canes and the Texas A&M Aggies. Three Aggies and two Hurricanes share the same high school:

Booker T. Washington HS, Houston - OL Reggie Youngblood (UM)

Brownwood HS, Brownwood - QB Kirby Freeman (UM), OL Craig Raschke (TAMU), OL Lee Grimes (TAMU)

Grace Prep Academy, Arlington - WR Lance Leggett (UM)

Fossile Ridge HS, Keller - DL Chris Perry (UM), WR Howard Morrow (TAMU)

Hightower HS, Houston - OL Tyrone Byrd (UM)

Madison HS, Dallas - RB Shawnbrey McNeal (UM)

North Crowley HS, OL Jason Fox (UM)

North Shore HS, Galena Park - TE DajLeon Farr (UM)


Miami 17 - 5 FGs and a Safety
TAMU - 14 - 20yrd run and 1yrd run


Speaking of Chris Perry. Does anyone know what has happeded to this guy? I thought he was suppose to be a stud on defense or offense what happened?


Here is the link to the highlights of the NW game. See Jacory throw up the U around the 6 minute mark of the link.



Perry was having problems passing his physical so might just be that they found something they need to let heal.


Chris Perry

Class: Freshman

Hometown: Keller, Texas

High School: Fossil Ridge HS

Height / Weight: 6-3 / 309

Position: Defensive Tackle

One of the best two-way linemen in the nation in 2006...Dominating interior defensive lineman who was recruited by nearly every major school...Is a true force in the middle of the line...Explosive athlete with tremendous strength but is also quick off the ball...Very athletic for his size...Can see, read and diagnose what he sees...Struggled with a sprained ankle last season but was named first-team All-District as a senior, when he had three sacks and was constantly battling double- and triple-teams...Helped his team to a 10-2 record...Says his idol is former Hurricane Warren Sapp...Rated the No. 25 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com...Ranked the No. 18 defensive tackle and the No. 124 player overall by Scout.com...Rated the No. 22 player in Texas and the No. 30 offensive lineman in the country by SuperPrep...Chose Miami over Nebraska, Oklahoma, Florida and Notre Dame...Coached by Hal Wasson.


Este...must be this:

"Struggled with a sprained ankle last season"


86, probably is. hopefully he can help us out at some point this year.

anyone know when Josh Holmes coming back?


Josh Holmes

Class: RS Freshman

Hometown: San Diego, Calif.

High School: Point Loma

Height / Weight: 6-2 / 276

Position: Defensive Tackle

Major: Undeclared

CAREER: Quick and athletic interior lineman has been compared to a young Warren Sapp...Impressed the coaching staff in spring practice and will push for playing time as a backup defensive tackle this season...Explosive off the all...Undeclared major.

2006 (REDSHIRT): Practiced on the scout team during his redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Had eight sacks as a senior in 2005...Also played tight end on offense, scoring four touchdowns...Added two touchdowns on defense (44-yard fumble return and a blocked punt recovery)...As a junior in 2004, earned league Defensive Player of the Year honors with 13 sacks, 62 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 14 hurries and four pass deflections...Also caught 17 passes for 380 yards and three touchdowns...As a sophomore in 2003, made 56 tackles, 17 for loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Began his freshman year on the JV team but moved up to the varsity by the end of the year...Rated the No. 15 defensive tackle by Rivals.com, No. 24 by ESPN and No. 21 by collegefootballnews.com...Member of the PrepStar 200 and ranked the No. 25 defensive lineman in the country...Chose Miami over Southern Cal and Florida State...Coached by Mike Hastings

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