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June 29, 2008

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Loco

1937-2007 RIP

Old Skool

Dos

Cat5 Cane


To... Old memories and great times.

SOUP

Tres y estoy llorando como un bebe...

pb

Criminal what politics does to tradition and honor.

SOUP

Hate it, understand it, but hate it.

pb(CSHOF09)

86 the whole thing was dirty politics and pockets getting greased.

I know that for sure. Miami Dade had no business doing this kind of project when the city is practically bankrupt and our economy in the toilet.

Calvin

Got a chance to see some of the mike james video, and he's one of the 1st runningbacks i've seen in a long time who looks to run inside 1st before trying to bounce it outside. He's the type back that'll wear a defense down, lol. Talking about competition, it's already back in no time flat. Once we start getting strong o-line commitments up the gut, and get that part of the team stacked like we want it, it's going to be funny trying to watch teams stop us.

The speed on offense is already back, as far as the rest of this class goes, i'd like to see orson charles, dubose and ray ray, Michael carter, jayron hosley, o-line: jeramie roberts, and x.Su'a Filo and jared wheeler. After that, i don't give a hoot myself.

Sarasota 'Cane

When the OB used to come alive during a big game, there was nothing like it! You could feel the energy in the place! BUT...The place was a dump!!

I think you are going to see a lot more fans at the games now that they are moving to Joe Robbie. We'll have to wait and see. Once the team starts winning again, I will not care if they play on a high school field!

The RB commitment for next year sounds interesting. Even with Arthur Browns brother already committed, this guy still wants to compete for the position. I LOVE that attitude! That's the way it used to be at Miami. Every backup was ready to play when their # was called. We need to get back to that!

Go 'Canes!!

solarcane

Randy Shannon put it into perspective

When they asked him what he thought about the Orange Bowl he said simply "It was a football field."

All the emotion,personality,persona were products Canes fans brought to the Orange Bowl.
It's romantic and nobel to think steel and concrete actually have a soul.
I doubt the rebar in Yankee Stadium cared if the Babe, Maris, or Reggie was at the plate.

peace

orange 'n green in the vein

solar, I was a 4 year old kid standing in the endzone holding my dad's hand on the right and the OB railing with the left when "Hail Flutie" connected right in front of us. If I close my eyes I can see, feel, and even hear the reception landing in with a solid "thud" right now. Even clearer is the memory of running onto the field after UCLA fell in '98 as a freshman straight out of the swamps of Gainesville and ready to get neck deep into trouble in the vast allure of South Beach. To me, personally, that was sacred ground for the most popular of American pastimes. As foolish as all the obsession with athleticism our society deludes itself with every day ultimately is, the OB was as close to the lifeblood of the game of football as any other stadium in this great country could ever hope to claim. Because of that, it's destruction was tantamount to me as an assault on the history of this great American game and the perpetrators are in my book killers of history. I will never truly forgive that act, but like The Randy said, it was only a football field. But man, what a field.

Six

Talked to a couple of coaches tonight from the local high schools here in Tampa. One of them coaches at a school that has been playing 7 on 7 scrimmages with Plant High - where QB Aaron Murray (Georgia commit) and Orson Charles (TE/SE) are. I'm going to be doing some heavy coverage work for our station during the high school football season, at least 8 to 9 games every Friday night.

Orson Charles at Plant is going to be playing a lot of SE, they don't really use a TE in their offense. He's 6'3 about 220 - he could be the next KWinslow Jr. if he wanted. That can only help The U out that much more if he commits - a TE that can catch and run with decent speed like K2. I remember when K2 first got to Miami, he looked skinny and lanky. He was a WR, TE and DE in high school. After a couple of years with Swasey when he got to The U - he was a straight up freak .... and a "f*ckin soldier" - haha.

Another funny thing - some of the coaches I talked to told me some funny stuff about Patchan Jr. According to them, I guess he's a straight up knucklehead. One of the coaches said not to be surprised if he gets into any more incidents, like him getting shot at a public park down here. They said they didn't even know how he graduated, seeing how some of the teachers that turned in his grades had to fail him in their courses. One teacher even said the kid showed up maybe twice a week to his class and that was it ... this is in high school, not college - you can't just show up twice a week and pass it. Just like Chris Rainey said "damn, it's good to be Chris Rainey" b/c he was given jewelry and jerseys in exchange for his autograph while in High School, he also received a wad of cash from an old lady - it must be good to be Matt Patchan Jr. as well. Funny how they're both Crocs under Urban Myth.

Old Skool

FWIW
According to Scout, Brandon McGee no longer has interest in Miami.

Calvin

brandon mcgee doesn't want to come here, no problem, it would have been good to have him here, but at the same time, we don't want recruits here that we have to twist their arm to be here, one recruit that i forgot about that i prefer here over brandon mcgee because he's been playing cornerback and receiver in highschool so their is no transition to db is Jamal reid, unlike brandon mcgee, who has been playing alot of unimpressive qbing in highschool, but you can see why he'll be playing another position in college. He's an athlete though.

We'll get the guys who want to be here, but more importantly we'll get the guys who strive for football perfection, i like how brandon harris was insulted when they asked him if patrick johnson committed to Miami would that affect his decision to come in, bh said his decision has nothing to do with mine, lol.

SuperCooper

FWIW
According to Scout, Brandon McGee no longer has interest in Miami.

Posted by: Old Skool | June 30, 2008 at 06:57 AM

LOL

Cane Since 1982

Cities are willing to pay millions of dollars to save or move a house that is deemed historic just for the fact that it is old so about 15 people a year can walk through it. But they wouldn't want to save a stadium that is just as old where countless historical events have happened and about 800,000 people a year walk through it. It all makes sense to me how about you?

Not to worry the OB will return in 25 years. The same moronic city goverement that ruined the OB doeesnt even realize they are planning to start rebuilidng it now. When they move the Florida Marlins to the OB site. They will effectively seal the fate of the Marlins. No one from North Broward or Palm Beach will come to the games. It is to far of a drive. No one wants to tail gate in a parking garage. I have a feeling alot of people not living in Miami may feel alienated (however spelled) when they cahnge the name from Florida Marlins to Miami Marlins. With all of this said and alot of other reasons of why it is a bad idea to move the Marlins to the OB site, I believe the Marlins will move cities due to financial reasons with in 5-10 years of their move to the OB site. And the City of Miami will be left with a brand new unoccupied stadium with no team to play host too. So the city will stop putting money into it. 15-20 years later when the Hurricanes contract is up with Dolphin stadium. The Canes put up the money combined with some assanign (however spelled) deal by the city to fund half of it to convert the stadium to a football stadium. So in the end (25 years from now) the Canes will be back at th OB site playing in a run down stadium that the city didnt keep up. It will all come full circle.

Cane Since 1982

86,

Vault my last. You can store it in the back. Then we will pull it out and dust it off after 25 years.

vince

If Yankee Stadium Veterans Stadium and Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh can be replaced I have no problem with the OB being laid to rest. However I do agree that it was a damn shame how the City and County allowed the OB to become a dump. At some point it takes more than just coats of paint to dress an old girl up!

vince

If Yankee Stadium, Veterans Stadium and Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh can be replaced I have no problem with the OB being laid to rest. However I do agree that it was a damn shame how the City and County allowed the OB to become a dump. At some point it takes more than just coats of paint to dress an old girl up!

CoCane

I told yall I live & grew up in Broward. Word on the street was McGee is a BIG fan of the semihoz. I ain't surprised he said fukk da "U"...

SuperCooper

I told yall I live & grew up in Broward. Word on the street was McGee is a BIG fan of the semihoz. I ain't surprised he said fukk da "U"...

Posted by: CoCane | June 30, 2008 at 09:43 AM

He hasn't though.

CoCane

My bad Coop. I meant "if" he said fukk da "U"...

Either way I don't think we get him.

Loco

I believe the Marlins will move cities due to financial reasons with in 5-10 years of their move to the OB site. And the City of Miami will be left with a brand new unoccupied stadium with no team to play host too. So the city will stop putting money into it. 15-20 years later when the Hurricanes contract is up with Dolphin stadium. The Canes put up the money combined with some assanign (however spelled) deal by the city to fund half of it to convert the stadium to a football stadium. So in the end (25 years from now) the Canes will be back at th OB site playing in a run down stadium that the city didnt keep up. It will all come full circle.

Posted by: Cane Since 1982 | June 30, 2008 at 08:50 AM

Part of the deal for the stadium is that the Marlins must remain there for 30 years. That's part of the contract, so I'm sorry to say that I don't think your prediction will come true..

CoCane

At CB we probably get Jamal Ried & Michael Carter. I like our chances with Travis Hawkins from Maryland.

CoCane

Must get:
G Jared Wheeler
DT Antwon Lowrey
S Tevin McCaskill
CB Jamal Ried
CB Michael Carter
TE Orson Charles
G Steve Jacques

At least 1 of'em
LB Ray Ray Armstrong
LB Frankie Telfort
LB Jon Bostic

Luxury:
QB Eugene Smith(love him)
WR Andre Debose(him too)
WR Ruben Randle
OT Xavier Nixon

I also like the sleeper DE out of J-Ville that almost committed recently. Forgot his name...

Of course there's more. I just ain't sure bout out of state boyz. It's a long way from February. Stay tuned...

Cane Since 1982

Part of the deal for the stadium is that the Marlins must remain there for 30 years. That's part of the contract, so I'm sorry to say that I don't think your prediction will come true..

Posted by: Loco | June 30, 2008 at 09:54 AM

Obviously I was unaware of that stipulation. But it raises another question. Once the Marlins go broke at their new home (they will) how do they pay the rent for 30 years? Answer they can't so whoever buys the team to relocate them will have to buy out of that contract as well which reduces the value of the Marlins franchise even more.

vince

CoCane, Eugene Smith is a real baller but I cannot see him signing with the U since we have so many young QB's.

vince

Cat if the stadium is ever built, the Marlins are not going anywhere. The bigger question is where is the financing coming for a stadium when construction cost are increasing daily?

Cane Since 1982

Vince,

Taxpayers pay for the majority of the stadium.

Taxpayers pay for tickets to watch the games in the stadium they paid for.

Taxpayers pay for renovation of the stadium to turn it into multi sport stadium (i.e. Joe Robbie) so it gets some use after the Marlins leave town.

CoCane

Let me tighten up that class a lil' bit.

QB
Eugene Smith- Long shot because of depth but still a shot.(Saw him play last year. WHOA!) Maybe better than all of our currunt QB's. If he comes he forces Jacory or Taylor to transfer.
RB
Bryce Brown(I feel sorry for DB's)
Mike James! Who? Mike James!
WR
Andre Debose or Ruben Randle(don't NEED either, but 1 will be coke on the blunt. ;-)
TE
Orson Charles(da next great one)
Billy Sanders(depth)
OT
Cory White(he'll grow)
Stephen Plein(Eric Winston chlone)
OG
Jared Wheeler(rivals says he fux with us)
Jeramie Roberts(beast from Texas)
DE
Oliver Vernon(pray for QB's)
Lawrence Hendersona(diamond in the rough)
Ray Ray Armstrong(he'll grow into it)
DT
Antwon Lowery(solid)
Luther Robinson(solid)
LB
Jon Bostic
Frankie Telfort(he'll grow, if not put him at safety & let'em head hunt)
CB
A.J. Highsmith(converted big corner)
at least 2 of the 3
Michael Carter(best pure cover man)
Jamal Ried(size & speed
Jayron Hosley(Phillip Buchannon remix)
S
Tevin McCaskill(CB speed at FS, future All-American)

CoCane

That's a wish list. It's very likely no QB or WR will come. I also don't think Shannon & them are feelin' Frankie Telfort. (right now)

Take away Smith, Telfort, Debose & Randle & that's probably the 09' class.

SuperCooper

Antwan Lawrey ain't coming Co, we have cooled off on him.

CoCane

I heard. Is it grades?

CoCane

I heard. Is it grades?

CoCane

Double post. My bad...

Six

http://www.miami.rivals.com/video.asp?section=fbrecruit&pkey=81615&vidtype=amp&vidid=3337

Bostic is in these highlights, RB vs LB, see what you think of him. Our newest 'Cane MARK JAMESSS is also in these highlights at the 3:33 mark, he has 3 highlights in a row from 3:33 - on. I'll tell you who is getting constantly smoked in this video is Willie Ferrell, an LSU commit. Maybe I should give him the benefit of the doubt b/c he's a MLB for his high school team, but is projected as the SAM in college. If he has to cover a TE, he should be ok, but if he has to cover a back on a swing or wheel route - he might need some help.

Old Skool

Appreciate the info Coop and Co

Loco

He false-started a little bit.. but he looked pretty good burning that LB. As far as Ferrell goes, if the TE stays in to block (or if there is no TE) he'll have the RB to his side in most schemes, which means he's in trouble..

CoCane

I like Bostic. He's got a lot of strait line speed. He ain't super quick but he's quick enough. Technique can handle that. I love how he outran that RB for the deep ball & that kid was fast. Not many LB's can do that. Fukk it, bring'em to da "U"...

CoCane

Mike James! is not the quickest or the fastest but quick & fast enough. He looks like he's got a soft pair of hands. If he runs with the power & patience that is said about him, Miller & Berry were expendable.

Cavaleer

CoCane, Debose is looking at the depth charts at FSU and UF, which are much more favorable to him than those at the U.

BUT, you never know what can happen when he takes his official. And with Ray Ray in his ear. And maybe some NFL U alums meeting him. And a meeting with The Don.

Randle, however, doesn't seem to be worried about the depth chart. Super can give you more on this. Randle likes the school, the family and everything else. Can't wait until Laron Byrd gets in his ear.

The rest is OL/DL and ATH's.

Speaking of ATH's Tervaris Johnson might turn into a legitimate TE. He's a big boy with good athleticism, just not fast enough to be a DB. He could be a DE as well with 30 more pounds.

What year is he??

And who is #90??

Cavaleer

CoCane, Mike James reminds me the most of Edgerrin, even more than Javarris.

And if we have all our RBs together for '09, we're good. Lee Chambers is looking significantly bigger and stronger than he did last year. With Bruce and MJ, then Clement and Gore, we won't miss anyone.

Remember, last year at this time we didn't know who was going to do what, and what we thought we knew was full shyt!! LOL.

Streeter didn't decide until he took his official. BH was covert until the last day. Buchanon as well, but he waffled and sounded like a Gator. Holton was totally covert until he opened his own mouth.

I wager we get Debose and Randle. And maybe lose on a LB or DB somewhere along the line.

Although doesn't one of the Seminole Trio play DE as well as LB???

CoCane

If Debose is worried 'bout the depth chart fukk'em. That sound like some Deonte Thompson fukkery. Nobody can "get in his ear" if there's a dikk named fear already cork screwed in it. Gimmie Randle, he ain't scared.

Tervaris Johnson is fukked. Adderley & Orson Charles are all over that.

I'll holla at yall later...

bg1906

Mike James actually reminds of Jamie Harper from last year (minus the top end speed). Big Back with some moves. Here is what they say about him on ESPN.

Mike James | RB Hometown: Davenport, FL
Ridge Community High School
Ht: 5'11" Wt: 211
Last Updated:6/30/2008 Data provided by Scouts, Inc.


Evaluation / Notes Briefing Room / Features
Status
Verbal

Scouts Grade

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Evaluation
James possesses the body structure and physical running skills to become a very productive back in a downhill college running scheme. He is a big back with good height and a thickly-built compact frame. Built very low to the ground. Attacks the hole and reaches top-speed quickly for a power-back. Can quickly slice through the second level and is a load for smaller DBs to try and to take down. Can bounce it outside with a good burst and sneaky extra gear when he turns the corner. Does a good job making himself small and sliding through the small run creases. Deceptively shifty with good hips through traffic. Shows good vision, loose hips and lateral quickness side stepping trash. Can makes the first defender miss with good jump-cut and stop-start skill. Cuts back sharply without losing much speed and power in transition. Runs with good shoulder lean, body-tilt and balance. Runs hard downhill but does not give defenders a clean shot; has deceptive in-line shiftiness. Displays good openfield vision and does not gear down much. Long strider with above average top-end speed. Squares up through his cuts and is difficult to tackle high with his strong upper-body. Does not stop his feet on contact and spins and breaks out of tackles with his thick thighs and strong, compact lower-body. Can get the tough yards in short-yardage situations. While a strong runner he does get tripped up a lot by ankle tackles and needs to do a better job picking up his feet and running with more knee pump. Balance and YAC can be inconsistent. Does a good job running with downhill authority but can miss the cutback and will need to run with more patience if he lands in a zone scheme at the next level; a bit stiff in the hips. Not real elusive in space and while he rarely gets caught from behind,he lacks great top-end speed. Overall, James is an impressive back who can pound it in-line, carry the load and wear down a defense but also has the ability to turn the short run into the big gain with his good burst of initial speed when he finds and open seam. Good running back prospect.

bg1906

Super,

I didn't expect Lowery anyways. His brother is at Rutgers so that's where I'd think he's gonna end up.

nycanes25

I would be shocked if T JOhnson stays. He is too short to be a big time TE. Plus, when have you ever heard of a player that switches sides of the ball to a completely different position after 3 years being in a program and was successful. I think this is the way Shannon is trying to get rid of the dead weight like Abdullah. I think Houston and Hill will join Johnson and be gone this year.

nycanes25

That is a horrible Oline Class, CoCane. The Canes cant bring in only 2 OT prospects that are both currently TE's espically since White weighted in at 213 lbs at his last camp. He is going to need at least 2 years to even begin to grow into the position. The Canes need at least two kids that have the size to come in and compete right away for depth purposes otherwise they are one major injury away from a diaster in 09. Plus, I dont see the Canes getting two big time linebacker prospects after last year and I cant say I blame the kids. Miami got like six of the top 15 in the country last year.

NavyCane4Life

The blog is dead today! I'm glad we got Mike James, keep the James' going at Miami even though not related to JJ or Edge.

Canez1

7 on 7 Updates

Freshman wide receiver Aldarius Johnson continued to impress as he scored a touchdown. Johnson is competing for a starting receiver spot this season and looks poised to do so after a solid spring.

Sophomore wide receiver Leonard Hankerson also scored a touchdown. Hankerson made plays throughout spring practices and looks like he'll provide the team with very good depth as he tries to hold off the talented freshmen coming in.

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie is back from a high ankle sprain he suffered late in spring practices and he looked "very good" according to sources. McKenzie is excited to get going again and should provide the team a nice deep threat this year, assuming he stays healthy.

offense scored on every package they worked on. They are just putting in a little at a time, because they want to get good and understand every thing that they're doing. Word is Travis Benjamin may be that Xfactor we've been looking for. They tell me he has STUPID speed. Davon Johnson specializes in the deep ball, he catches everything. Theron Collier is just so quick in the slot, and very hard to get hands on him after the catch. Taylor Cook looks really good. I know it's only 7 on 7 but you have to start some where.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Esteban

Tervaris got switched to TE?

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