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January 09, 2009







nice article


can I be first twice on the same article?


Gators still blow


And I should be credited with first post since ding and dong beat me to it.


pb...U win!

dj moonbat

The 'Canes have to get their act together, or they're gonna get lapped by the Gators. They've got three in twelve years. We got five in eighteen.

gator chomp

it's all about the "U"...
the real "U" in gainesville

and we just won a nc on your home field


I miss you guys and my need to feed the Cane monster inside me.


With its non-conference scheduled completed, the University of Miami men’s basketball team turns its focus to Atlantic Coast Conference play and takes to the road to face No. 17/24 Boston College on Saturday.

Game 15: Miami (11-3, 0-1 ACC) vs. Boston College (13-3, 1-0 ACC)

Date: Sat., Jan. 10, 2009 | Time: 7 p.m. (EST) | Site: Silvio O. Conte Forum

TV: ESPNU | Radio: 560 WQAM

Websites: Miami (www.hurricanesports.com) | Boston College (www.bceagles.com)


Miami rides a four-game win streak into Saturday’s ACC showdown at long time rival Boston College. The Hurricanes, who dropped their ACC opener at home to Clemson on Dec. 21, face the No. 17/24 Eagles — who upset top-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Sunday and then fell to Harvard on Wednesday at home, snapping a 10-game win streak.

With their 70-56 win over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 27, the Hurricanes improved to 4-1 in games away from the BankUnited Center this season, and have won three straight off their home court.


Conference foes in both the Big East and ACC, Boston College has proved a tough contender for Miami over the years. The Eagles lead the all-time series 22-9 — including a 10-4 advantage in Chestnut Hill, however the Hurricanes claimed the 74-61 win in their last meeting (March 5, 2008 in Coral Gables), snapping a 13-game skid versus BC.

Miami’s Jack McClinton considers BC’s Tyrese Rice – the reigning ACC Player of the Week – his best friend on another college team. The two guards were both named to the Preseason All-ACC Team and are among the league’s most prolific scorers and most accurate free throw shooters.


The Hurricanes are 5-0 on Saturdays this season — including road wins at Kentucky and St. John’s.


Miami won its fourth-straight game to close its non-conference slate with an 85-69 win over Florida Atlantic on Monday at the BankUnited Center. Miami finishes its 2008-09 non-conference schedule 11-2, with a 4-1 mark away from the BankUnited Center – including wins at Kentucky and St. John’s.


Jack McClinton is averaging 19.3 points, 4.0 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game over his last six appearances, shooting .522 from the field, .528 from long range and .833 from the line. Over his last four outings, Dwayne Collins is averaging 14.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while converting .700 from the field and a slightly-better than season average .652 from the charity stripe — including an .833 free throw percentage in the second half of those games (20-24). Over his last three games, Cyrus McGowan is averaging 9.3 points and 8.3 rebounds for the Hurricanes.


Miami has defeated four-straight opponents by an average of 29.3 points per game, while outscoring its opponents by an average of 15.4 points per game over the entire season.

The Hurricanes have defeated nine opponents this season by double-figures, including three wins of 35-plus points and five wins of 25-plus points.

In Miami’s 73-67 win over Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Dec. 6, the Hurricanes built a 46-26 halftime advantage. That 20-point halftime lead was the largest by an opponent at Rupp Arena since Alabama led Kentucky, 41-20, at the break on Jan. 12, 1980.

gator chomp

canes are the fifth best team in florida
canes have no oc
canes best player is transferring


Chomp...congrats! No go take off your JORTS and go to bed. Your mommy's calling...


canes best player is transferring

Posted by: gator chomp | January 10, 2009 at 12:06 AM

NOT exactly.

gator chomp

miami goes 6-6 next year
gators win another nc

gator chomp

we just won a nc in your house!

We know The U has FIVE but now we have three. When we grow up we want to be just like The U!



If there is nothing happening, is it because RS's top choices said, "thanks, but no thanks", or because after further review, RS said, "thank you for your time..."

I read this on a U of Minn blob:
Dave7474 says:

January 9th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

OC= Josh Heupel Oklahoma

That would be twice that Miami and Minn have had interest in the same individuals for OC, with Major Applewhite being the other.


first of all you gator punk utah should be nc. second usc should be ahead of you. thank the media loves tebow of nazerth for your nc. go to your own blog and talk about sheep or whatever you backwoods punks do.

gator chomp

we pissed all over ourselves last night. We are childish little boys. LOL


Gator chomp -

You didn't have to tell us about pissing all over the seats last night...that goes without saying for FU fans, wherever you clowns are attending a game.

Truth be told, it was the real reason Spurrier started calling Benny Hill stadium the Swamp - it seemed to always stink so dayum bad.


now that you lost your oc and probably your dc lets see how you do. also your hc wants to be at noterdame. i will buy you some tissues when he leaves and you all the croc fans start crying.


Are you officially the most pathetic loser on earth if you go on another teams blog to talk after your own team wins the title?


Check the FeedJit map RIGHT now...



Hurricane Dre

awww shyt...Jake Byrn is transferring?!?!?!?

Chinese Punisher aka Cavaleer

You know what's funny though, is, whoever that receiver was that oscar cryer got his girlfriend on the gymnasium squad, seems like we haven't heard from him since randy phillips blasted his azz.

Posted by: Calvin | January 09, 2009 at 10:02 PM


Calvin, lol, yeah I noticed too.

Cat5 Cane

twentysix !!!

Cat5 Cane

Fox news...
The Kansas City Star,
Mo., Jason Whitlock column:

Stoops' lost gambles hurt Sooners

Updated: January 10, 2009, 5:30 AM EST add

You probably consider that a controversy worthy of investigation or presidential intervention. I call it the equality that made me fall in love with college football.
The playoff people got their wish. Neither Florida nor Oklahoma distinguished itself in the BCS national championship at Dolphin Stadium.

Oh, the Gators won, slipping past the Sooners 24-14.

But there were more goats than heroes Thursday night.

Big Game Bob Stoops lost his fifth straight BCS game and third straight national-title game. He eschewed a chip-shot field goal and directed his Sooners to convert a fourth-and-goal situation. The Gators blew up the fourth-down run. In the final seconds of the first half, the Sooners stayed superaggressive with their passing game and tossed a critical interception with Oklahoma at the Florida 6.

Big Game Bob left a lot of points on the football field Thursday night. He'll be second-guessed in Oklahoma at least until he wins a second national title.

Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, jeopardized his 2009 front-runner status and raised additional questions about his NFL future by throwing two interceptions.

Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, the 2008 Heisman winner, tossed two interceptions, too.

It was a sloppy game, featuring an assortment of boneheaded penalties. Nothing transpired the way we anticipated. The Sooners allegedly weren't good enough defensively to slow down the Gators. And, according to the Sooners, Tebow would be the fourth-best quarterback in the Big 12.

If true, where would Bradford rank? He'd have to be behind Tebow based on what we saw Thursday night.

Tebow is a magnificent college-football weapon. What he lacks in precise passing, he makes up for with a fullback's body and Walter Payton's heart. Tebow rushed for more than 100 yards and threw for 231 and two TDs.

Is he potentially the greatest player in college history? Not in my opinion. But I won't blast the people who make the argument. His resume is pretty spotless. With a year of eligibility remaining, he has two national titles and a Heisman Trophy. The Gators will be favorites to win it all again next season. And Heisman voters might be primed to give Tebow a lifetime achievement award.

You can label a kid with three titles and two Heismans "The Muhammad Ali of College Football" without an argument from me.

Tebow fits the college game perfectly. The college system is unique, unconventional and successful, and so is Tebow.

Like the national-title winner, we'll probably be debating Tebow's legacy for years to come. His passionate detractors will claim that he's overrated, a product of Urban Meyer's spread. Tebow's critics can't stand his throwing motion.

He's a victim of stereotyping. He's the wrong color (white) to be accepted as a great athlete playing quarterback. Some of the same people trashing Tebow are the same people who would have little problem anointing Vince Young as an all-time great college QB.

Tebow is better than Young. Tebow isn't as explosive a runner as Young was, but Tebow is light years superior as a passer.

OK, enough with Tebow, the big winner Thursday night. My final thoughts will revolve around the biggest losers, Stoops and the Big 12.

Meyer, who landed his second national title, and USC's Pete Carroll move ahead of Stoops in the college-coaching pecking order.

This is the last column you're likely to read calling Stoops a "big game" coach and the first calling Stoops the Marv Levy of college football. Stoops is a wonderful coach. But he's not the best.

He made his bones as a gambler, a man willing to fake field goals and punts. His gambling habits burned Oklahoma on Thursday night. Had he kicked two first-half field goals and led 13-7 at the break, the Sooners would've won. Stoops blew it. He was too cute.

His implosion dirtied the reputation of the Big 12. The conference took a beating during the bowl season. The South -- the power half of the conference, the side with four alleged national-title contenders -- finished the bowl season 1-3.

Thank the football gods that Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas knocked off mediocre teams in mediocre bowls, upholding the reputation of the Mediocre 12.

Heck, Oklahoma's loss undermined Mack Brown's claim that Texas should be No. 1. I'd rank 'em Florida, Utah, USC, Texas and Oklahoma.

To reach Jason Whitlock, call 816-234-4869 or send e-mail to [email protected] For previous columns, go to KansasCity.com.

Cat5 Cane

Somebody got pissed off...

The Washington Redskins laid off at least 20 employees at Redskins Park this week and an undetermined number at FedEx Field, according to several sources with knowledge of the situation. No coaches, trainers or scouts were let go. Cuts included at least one team vice president and members of the legal, marketing, information technology, public relations, cheerleading, game-day operations and Redskins Television staffs, according to several of the outgoing employees. Two members of the football operations staff were let go, sources said.

Washington Post


The 2009 University of Miami Hurricane Club Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at the Weston Hills Country Club, Weston, FL.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 for more information.

Proceeds will benefit The Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund.


1983 (11-1-0): The Miracle In Miami

Miami's National Championship Teams

Less than a decade removed from a period of uncertainty in which there was open talk of dropping the football program, the University of Miami Hurricanes stunned the college football world by defeating the top-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, 31-30, in the 1984 Orange Bowl Classic on January 1, 1984.

The victory was monumental - for UM football and for college football in general. Monumental not only because the Cornhuskers were widely considered to be among the most powerful teams in college football history, but also it heralded the dawn of a new dynasty in the sport from a program that had been all but dead just a few short years earlier. That victory - combined with losses by second-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl and Illinois in the Rose Bowl - vaulted the Hurricanes into the top spot in the final national rankings.

"It's unlikely that any team in the history of college football ever got higher for a game than Miami did for Nebraska," wrote John Underwood of Sports Illustrated. "And if you missed Monday night's game, you missed an emergence ... Down went Nebraska's 22-game winning streak, and up went the burgee of a team that may well be the next great name in the game."

This was the first national title team without a single player making an All-America first team voted by AP, UPI, the Football Writers Association or the College Football Coaches Association.

One of the keys was a melting pot offensive line - a Canadian (center Ian Sinclair), a Cuban-American (guard Juan Comendeiro), an African-American (guard Alvin Ward), an Italian-American (tackle Paul Bertucelli) and an Irish-American (tackle Dave Heffernan).

Miami was only the second national title team to gain more passing yards than rushing yards.

"It's a tribute to a lot of gutty players and a real team effort," said head coach Howard Schnellenberger. "We've got a lot of overachievers on our team - or else there has been a poor job of selection done by the All-American selectors."


Cat5...have you seen your decal/logo posted on the blog the last two days?


Article about Swasey, I like his approach but is it translating...



canes in 09 . 12 percenter unite



Cat5 Cane

Someone has put a fly in Randy's ointment.

Need someone more accomplished then me to rewrite Randy's accomplishments on Wikipedia... Was told or read somewhere last week, that someone did a hatchet job on Randy. Then went to the site and this is the most current write up.

Note: from reading comments, someone has attempted to clean it up but it needs a polished writer


After reading it, some might say "It is what it is" and others might say it's BS... but in my opinion, it doesn't begin to come close to Randy's history and accomplishments.


Cat5 Cane

Logo...Ohhh Yeah!

Go Canes!


Cat5 and/or 1982...U guys want to cover the UM-Maryland basketball game on Wednesday night at 9PM for the blog?


BOSTON, MASS… – With its non-conference scheduled completed, the University of Miami men’s basketball team turns its focus to Atlantic Coast Conference play and takes to the road to face No. 17/24 Boston College on Saturday.

Game 15: Miami (11-3, 0-1 ACC) vs. Boston College (13-3, 1-0 ACC)

Date: Sat., Jan. 10, 2009 | Time: 7 p.m. (EST) | Site: Silvio O. Conte Forum

TV: ESPNU | Radio: 560 WQAM

Websites: Miami (www.hurricanesports.com) | Boston College (www.bceagles.com)


instant trans.


Coral Gables, Fla. - After breaking for five weeks during the winter break, the University of Miami swimming & diving team gets back in the water this weekend hosting the University of Kansas on Saturday, January 10 at 1 p.m. at the Norman A. Whitten University Center Pool. This is the Hurricanes third home dual race of the 2008-09 year, and the first of the spring portion of the schedule.

The Hurricanes are enjoying an 8-4 record on the year, and hold an impressive 3-1 mark at home in the Norman A. Whitten Student Union Pool. Their only setback came as part of a tri-match with Florida Gulf Coast and ACC member Florida State in the season-opener.

UM has won five of their last six meetings against opponents ranging back to the fall portion of the 2008-09 schedule.

"We are really looking forward to the challenge of swimming against Kansas on Saturday," commented third-year head swimming coach Christie Shefchunas. "Kansas has a strong program, and it will be great to see the women compete. The team has been training so hard and so well, and I look forward to seeing them mentally challenge themselves and step up to the challenge. I want to see them race like a Hurricane."

Miami returns on the heels of a great last outing in which they participated in the Ohio State Invitational (Dec, 5-7, 2008) in Columbus. The `Canes posted 17 of the year's top times in that three-day affair while five swimmers garnered new personal-best performances. Those marks include sophomore Annika Saarnak in the 100 freestyle (50.82) and Britta Boesing in both the 100 breaststroke (1:03.92) and 200 breaststroke (2:17.05). The stroke times were the top times in the Shefchunas era with the Orange and Green.

"After the Ohio State Invitational, I feel this team is at another level," stated Shefchunas. "We had so many great swims, and I think the women really believe that there's greatness in this team. I hope to ride that momentum through the spring and into the ACC Championships, and hopefully NCAA Championships."


President-elect Barack Obama held a news conference today to announce his picks to lead the CIA, and Director of National Intelligence. He also touched on one of his favorite topics: The Bowl Championship Series. The president-elect again called for a playoff to decide the national college football champion.

"If I'm Utah, or if I'm USC or if I'm Texas, I may still have some quibbles," he said. "That's why we need a playoff."



Last I heard Ray Buchanon was working at LB.

RayRay might be like Bailey in that he tries to force the issue and refuse a move to LB (like Bailey did to the Dline). Then if he keeps growing he accepts the inevitable and kicks a*# at LB.


Boston College fired Jeff Jagodzinski on Wednesday, after he was warned he would be dismissed if he interviewed for the coaching job with the New York Jets. Athletic director Gene DeFilippo said he fired Jagodzinski over a "difference of vision for the future." He said he wanted a coach who would stay at the school long term. Jagodzinski has been coach for two years and had three years left on his contract.


And look who has voted The Canes as his preseason #1...this says it ALL!!!



Also I think Kayvon Webster is more of a safety with only McGee and Reid being pure corners so far in this years potential class.

Webster might work out to be a Kenny Phillips/Brandon Merriweather safety type were you don't lose much when they line up in man-to-man.

Same thing with Prince Kent, especially because of his size. I for one will not jump off the bandwagon regarding Kent just yet. He had a great week of practice and then got beat for two TDs in the actual game. The first one was a simple slant (he did get beat) and if the safety was in position and makes the tackle nobody is talking about it today. The 2nd TD he had good, not great but good, coverage. Barkley threw a perfect pass that Jamal Reid made a good catch on. It happens.


oc name dropping a vet who won't drop the ball in the game managment gary stevens


Offense sells tickets, Defense wins championships:

Season ending rankings:

Total Offense:
Oklahoma #3
Florida #15

Scoring Offense:
Oklahoma #1
Florida #4

Total Defense:
Florida #9
Oklahoma #68

Scoring Defense:
Florida #4
Oklahoma #58

I rest my case...


someone who has done it before with less talent mike krucek the old ucf coach check his stats he's got full resume and he's coaching hs football what a waste

Cat5 Cane

Soupper... cover the UM-Maryland basketball game.

Would love to but can't... The wife has me deep in honey do's

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