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June 08, 2009

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canechic

I am so honored and humbled, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

I am off to take a test, what an insane week ahead for me!

GO CANES and Canespace is the best!!!

CVS

Legion,
There is a lot to be excited about, but I'm terrified of a few things...

#1 Line of Scrimmage
When comparing teams, I fear we are ahead of ourselves. Our O-Line is nothing to write home about (remember how dominating those guys were, few of them too, in 1999? First play against ohio state back in the kickoff classic was TD run by James Jackson, and we shut them down aside from one freakish Wiley run, and he never got squat after that. The D-Line isn't the force it will be in 2010 if everyone stays healthy.

We didn't run on anyone last year, save for a few big Coop runs. We didn't run on anyone the way GT ran on us. UF shut us down. Our D-Line didn't shut down people late in the year (individually had some great plays, but nothing as a unit post-VaTech).

Our D gave up 79 pts in the final 2 games last year.

A championship team easily has over 2000 yards rushing in a season. We also need something along the lines of 2800 yards passing in the regular season alone. It will have to occur in the trenches.

I think that VaTech game could be the hardest game of the first three - many of these guys haven't played in Blacksburg and we know our success since 1995 there has been our national champ team to win by 2, and our unmasking of a fake #3 VT team in 2005. We need to come to play that week probably more than the others. We're 2-5 there since 1995. Think about that before we tout greatness.

-CVS

solarcane

From The National Football Post

summer coaching carousel


(makes a remark I brought up about Whipple keeping the team calm and focused when someone plugs in the fan, I think he's right)

Mark Whipple: offensive coordinator, University of Miami (former Philadelphia Eagles offensive assistant)

Whipple, 50, is a man who may have found the right place at the right time. Miami needs someone to right its offensive ship, and it has talent on that side of the ball. Whipple, a finalist for the Boston College and Syracuse jobs and the man who developed Ben Roethlisberger into a Super Bowl winner during his first NFL seasons Pittsburgh, plays an up-tempo style that throws the ball around the field and runs effectively out of the spread to produce points. He’s done it at UMass, Brown and New Haven, his prior head coaching stops.

Best of all for Miami, while Whipple may not be a lifer on the staff, he’s not just a coach – he’s a head coach. Miami’s Randy Shannon, in his third year, is a still relatively young (43) and inexperienced head coach. Having Whipple on the staff should be a calming influence on the program, which has endured so much turmoil and had so much staff turnover. He also has a long-standing relationship with new ‘Canes defensive coordinator John Lovett, which goes back to 1982 and Union College in New York.


peace

solarcane

Fantasy Football ACC best QBs #3

3. Jacory Harris, Miami (SO)

Many Miami fans believe Harris should’ve started over Robert Marve last year, and it’s hard to argue when you pop in the game film. Harris provided a spark, as well as grasping the team from a leadership standpoint. The hire of Mark Whipple as offensive coordinator should be a welcomed addition for the ‘Canes, and he is expected to help Harris grow into one of the ACC’s best. The sophomore is a bit raw and has a lot of young talent around him, but there’s a lot of upside. The ‘Canes have a brutal schedule, but Harris will be an option in select matchups and a good keeper prospect.


peace

DATcane

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/college/hurricanes/sfl-jimmy-graham-hurricanes-s060sbjun09,0,7756285.story

U

DATcane

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view/2009_06_09_Jimmy_Johnson_living_in_the_lap_of_luxury__with_football_a_distant_memory/srvc=home&position=recent

great read!

solarcane

Our friend Dan Stein on Miami 2010 D line recruiting


visit Dan's site he's a good guy

http://blogs.themiamihurricane.com/index.php/2009/06/06/2010-recruiting-defensive-line?blog=24

by Dan Stein

6 June 2009

Hello All,

It has been a while since I have updated this blog.

You could say that I have been busy; if you did, you would be absolutely correct.

That is not to say that the readers here do not deserve my attention, but rather that the combination of drinking, “studying for finals”, drinking, smoking a graduation cigar, graduating, drinking, getting rejected from jobs (which lead to more drinking), saying goodbye to friends (again, more drinking), watching the Hurricane baseball season go down in flames (you can imagine my response) and watching Lost seasons 1-4 has kind of taken over my life.

However, now I am unemployed, homeless and bored. So I have returned to finish up the recruiting preview I started, with the topic this time being the defensive line.

The first two guys on this list are currently committed to Miami.

Todd Chandler, Miami Northwestern

Chandler is Miami’s top ranked current commitment and is considered one of the lynchpins of this South Florida recruiting class. He is listed at 6’, 290 lbs. on Rivals and is a 4 Star prospect. Chandler is a disruptive inside presence and many see him pairing with Marcus Forston again as a ‘Cane to form a dominant inside pair. Regardless of that vision, Chandler is a nice prospect in the middle and has to potential to amp up the inside pass rush that Miami has lacked in recent years.

Louis Nix, Jacksonville Raines

Nix is considered by many to be the most talented interior prospect in the state of Florida and possibly the nation. He is huge, at 6’2” and 320 lbs according to Rivals. He is also said to have off the charts agility and burst for a man his size. However, according to many close to the situation, Nix has a problem with his “motor”; AKA, Nix takes plays off. Nix has formed a close bond with Miami coach Clint Hurtt, which many see as a big reason why Nix will stick with his Miami commitment instead of going to the Gators or Georgia Bulldogs. This is perhaps the biggest Feast or Famine recruit on the board for the ‘Canes.

The rest of these guys are still on the board. Miami is supposedly in the hunt for perhaps two more players, at least one of which will be an end.

Corey Lemonier, Hialeah

Lemonier is ranked as the Miami Herald’s top overall prospect in the state. He is a force of nature at end and has been compared favorably to current ‘Cane Adewale Ojomo and former ‘Cane recruit Corey Liuget. He is listed at 6’4” and 240 lbs. and is listed as a 4 star recruit at Rivals. He is without a doubt a priority in this class and could be an instant impact player. Most consider Lemonier a strong Hurricane lean. A class of Lemonier, Chandler and Nix is about as much as someone can ask for without getting greedy.

Lynden Trail, Booker T. Washington

Trail is an enigma. He is 6’7” and somewhere between 190 and 220 lbs. He has only played football for roughly a year but has gotten the attention of most of the nation’s elite programs. IT is rumored that Florida and USC are the two leaders for Trail; many close to the Miami program consider him overrated and not as big a loss as the media will inevitably make him out to be. In a class in which Miami has very limited numbers, Trail probably is a reach at best, as he is a definite project that may take years to contribute. He is definitely a superior athlete who could play multiple positions, but has to gain at least 50 lbs. to maximize his potential at his height (think Mario Williams as a ceiling).

Calvin Smith, Hialeah

Smith is a projectable tackle prospect who would make a very nice fourth lineman in the class. He could be used as a jumbo end or pass rushing tackle. However, most consider Smith a strong lean to Illinois, where he would rejoin Liuget.

Mike Thornton, Stone Mountain, GA

Thornton is a teammate of Miami target Tyrone Cornelius and is most likely a Plan B target for the ‘Canes. He could come as part of a package deal, however.

William Gholston, Detroit

Gholston’s older brother went to Ohio State. That, coupled with the presence of Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State in his recruitment, makes him a long shot at best for the ‘Canes.

That is it for the d-line.

While I am here, I would like to recommend a book for all to read: David Halberstram’s “The Breaks of the Game”. I am about halfway through at this point and literally hang on every word. Halberstram uses the language beautifully and anyone the loves sports will love the book.

Always guard the inbounds passer.

peace

DATcane

http://blogs.ajc.com/recruiting/2009/06/08/robinson-bypasses-lsu-weekend/?cxntfid=blogs_recruiting

bring him in

solarcane

All About Sports Blog

Rating The ACC Running Backs

This will begin an eight part series in which I will rank the different units of each ACC Teams over the next several weeks. This is just in time for the college football season.


These are the units I will cover:

Running Backs
Quarterbacks
Wide Receivers
Offensive Line
Defensive Line
Linebackers
Defensive Backs
Special Teams


1) Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Starting with returning ACC Offensive player of the year Jonathan Dwyer, who gained 1,395 on the ground, The Yellow Jackets are flat out loaded at this position. Next is Roddy Jones, who rushed for 690 yards last season including more than 200 in a season ending victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. The Jackets obtain the services of Louisville transfer Anthony Allen. He only holds the Louisville single game rushing yards record. After that you have running backs Lucas Cox and his 7.7 yards per rush, Marcus Wright who rushed for over 3,000 yards his senior season in high school, and Embry Peebles, who runs a mid 4.3 40.

2) Clemson Tigers
Even with the loss of senior James Davis, the Tigers have plenty of returning talent at running back. One the country's most explosive players CJ Spiller's now becomes the feature back. Spiller ran 690 yards last year and is the current active ACC leader in career rushing yards. Top 25 2008 running back recruits Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington should be, major contributors this season. Spring game breakout star Rendrick Taylor gives the Tigers a tough inside runner.


3) Virginia Tech Hokies

The Hokies 1,265 yard runner Darren Evans is back. Only a sophomore, Evans should be even better this year. He finished the year as the MVP of the Orange Bowl running for 153 yards in the game. The Hokies have their own talented recruit, who looks ready to contribute in 2009. Ryan Williams the 4 star High School All American from 2008, had 86 yards running in spring game, to go along with 66 yards receiving. Former starter Kenny Lewis Jr, who ruptured his achilles tendon last season, won't unseat Evans and likely will not play ahead of Williams, but should still have a big impact.


4) Maryland Terrapins

The Terrapins have their own 1000 runner coming back in underrated Da'Rel Scott. Scott last year gained 1,133 running yards and was named first team All-ACC. Along with Scott, Davin Meggett and Morgan Green form a formidable backfield. Davin Megget is son of former NFL player Dave Megget, was one of the top freshman running backs in the ACC last year. He gained 457 yards for a, 5.13 yards per carry average. Green who should also see some playing time ran for 72 yards in the Humanitarian bowl.

5) Miami Hurricanes
Returning Hurricane leading rusher Graig Cooper gained 841 yards in 2008. The often injured, but talent running back Javaris James looks to comeback healthy for his senior season. If James is 100% and returns to the form that made him a Freshman All-American the Hurricanes will posses one of the best one of the best 1 - 2 punches in the ACC.


6) North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels have a nice 1-2 running back combination of their own. Shaun Draughn rushed for 866 yards on 198 carries. Ryan Houston, 245 lb will be the in between the tackles runner. Last year he gained 299 yards, and scored 8 touchdowns. Another top ACC running back from the recruiting class of 2008, Jamal Womble could also vie for playing time.

7) Boston College Eagles

The Eagles have one of the youngest backfields in the ACC, but they have plenty of talent. True freshman Josh Haden and Montel Harris combined for 1,379 yards last year and 6 touchdowns. Harris had 900 yards and Haden had 479. Senior Jeff Smith provides running back experience. He had 192 yards rushing last year on 37 carries.


8) Florida State Seminoles

The Seminoles will have new starter at running back who, will have to replace Antone Smith's team leading 792 yards and 15 touchdowns. The most likely candidates are sophomores Jermanine Thomas, who rushed for 482 yards last year, and Ty Jones. Thomas in particular is a very good receiver.


9) North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack have the potential to have a very solid backfield this season. Senior Tony Baker has missed nearly two full seasons with a knee injury. In 2006 Baker was the Wolfpack's leading rusher with 688 yards. He joins the teams second leading rusher from 2008 Jamelle Eugene who had 442 yards. If Baker can return to his 2006 form, the Pack will have nice running back tandem.


10) Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The Deacs played musical chairs with their running backs last season. Coach Jim Grobe started the season with Josh Adams, switched to Brandon Pendergrass, and finished the year with Kevin Harris. Harris had 136 yards in the EagleBank Bowl, and is the likely starter for 2009. Josh Adams has the most potential though, as he looks to regain the form that made him the ACC Rookie of the year in 2007.


11) Duke Blue Devils

How good the Blue Devils are at running back will depend one thing, the return of Re'quan Boyette. Boyette was Duke's leading rusher in 2006 and 2007, but missed all of 2008 with a knee injury. The returning leading rusher Jay Hollingsworth led the Blue Devils in 2008 with 399 rushing yards. Tony Jackson also saw significant time last year while gaining 259 yards, and showed good speed in his limited opportunities.


12) Virginia Cavaliers

The Cavs 2008 leading rusher Cedric Peerman is gone, and now the Cavaliers are left searching for who will start at running this season. The top candidate appears to be Mikell Simpson who ran for 570 yards in 2007, but only 262 in an injury filled 2008. The Cavs will be running a new spread attack under recently hired offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon, so it's a little tricky to say how the running backs of Virignia will adjust. Redshirt freshman Torry Mack and sophomore Max Milien could vie for time.


peace

solarcane

out til tonight
peace

CaneSniper

Does this latest round of scholarship offers at RB and CB indicate that the coaches are fairly certain we won't be landing some of our local starts we were hoping for?

86Cane

Legends of the Fall, FINAL list, updates at bottom of list:

Six: Thompkins / Ojomo
Bham: Byrd / Brandon Harris
Texas: Fox / Moncur
Cold: Jacory / Brandon Harris
Navy: Jacory / Forston
Daytona: Cooper / Forston
OMFG: Jacory / Spence
Tortuga: Bosher / McCarthy
Esteban: Cooper / Vernon
djmoonbat: Byrd / MRob
Notsosane: Streeter / Telemaque
8thMan: Byrd / Spence
MD: Benjamin / Phillips
TLuv: JJ / CMac
Alex: Jacory / DVD
DFW: AJ / Telemaque
Seoul: AJ / Brandon Harris
Canezitis: Byrd / Ojomo
PhillyScott: Byrd / RayRay
CGNC: Bosher / Shields
DZ8: JJ / CMac
JC: Streeter / Telemaque
Warrior: Jacory / Forston
Century: Thompkins / DVD
Sebastian: Benjamin / Bailey
Solar: Collier / Spence
Hassan: Byrd / Jacory
Latin: AJ / Forston
DAT: Byrd / Telemaque
Sniper: Benjamin / Ojomo
Ocala: Benjamin / Forston
Super: Miller / Ojomo
Iraqi: Streeter / Spence
Chicago: Jacory / MRob
IN: Jacory / Spence
Ocean: Graham Cracker TE / RayRay
Truth: #12 / #26
True: MJames / Streeter
Loco: Benjamin / Moncur
MacJones: Jacory / Telemaque
Conch: Jacory / Bailey
OGV: Jacory / Bailey
UMike: Byrd / Spence
305: JJ / Sharpton
Dan Durkee: JJ / McCarthy
bg1906: JJ / Telemaque
Luver: Franklin / Forston
tjl: RayRay / JoJo
Cavaleer: Byrd / Vernon
KL: Byrd / MRob
Shwarma: JJ / Bailey
Sarasota: Jacory / Shileds
Canechic: Jacory / RayRay
MWD: Byrd / MRob
Hurriphin: AJ / McCarthy
Cat5: MJames / Brown
LB#1Fan: Byrd / Spence
Houston: Byrd / McCarthy
Brian: Streeter / Buchanon
JCane: Byrd / RayRay
Roach: Byrd / Spence
Windy1: MJames / DVD
Native: JJ / Shields
jw: Byrd / Bailey
Reggae: JJ / DVD
Elliot: Byrd / Spence
pb(CSROH09): Jacory / MRob
SFCane: Byrd / Spence
Canesagent: Cooper / Moncur
86: Mike James / Shields
Pre83: Jacory / Moncur
Teflon: Bailey / Hankerson
Aqua: Cooper / Spence
Lyquid: Benjamin / Telemaque
Sleazavitch: Baby J / Sharpton
Calvin: Hankerson / Brown
ChiCane: Jacory / RayRay
KillerBeez: Ojomo / J.Fox
Fran: McGee/ Robinson
Sling: Byrd / McCarthy
DisU: Jacory / Spence
Busy: Jacory / Spence
California: Benjamin / Telemaque
Tim: Benjamin / McCarthy
Dude: Franklin / Forston
Carlos: ???

Guest Bloggers:

AllCanes: Jacory / Moncur
Don Bailey Jr.: Byrd / McCarthy
Manny Navarro: Thompkins / Telemaque
Gary Ferman: TBA

Canestruck

Legends

Byrd, Telemaque

86Cane

CVS...welcome back to the Space. On your rushing game worries I have some answers for you:

1. The OL has to be improved over last year. Simply put they can't be any worse. They are bigger, stronger,more experienced and have some new blood mixed in. Even if they aren't all world they will be improved.

2. JJ, Cooper, Chambers, Berry, Miller and Mike James. If you can't find a running back among that group U better just quit playing the game. That is a solid and potentially spectacular group. JJ and Coop will be counted on to get it done in 2009 with contributions from the others.

Whipple will find a way to get Coop open in space instead of running between the tackles like Nix did. JJ has to stay healthy and if not Chambers and Berry will
be counted on to fill in. Miller will return kicks and Mike James will see spot time late in games. The future is bright!

86Cane

Does this latest round of scholarship offers at RB and CB indicate that the coaches are fairly certain we won't be landing some of our local starts we were hoping for?

Posted by: CaneSniper | June 09, 2009 at 08:50 AM

Yes and no. Some we will not land that we do want, some don't want us and and some we don't want.

Remember, under Shannon's rules to attend UM U have to:

1. Go to class and be on schedule to graduate in four years.
2. Live on campus first two years.
3. Can't own/possess a gun.

I know this doesn't sound like much but it almost automatically rules out 25% of all players, 4 and 5 star studs included. I could use examples and names but I'll leave that out for now.

ChicagoCane

Some recruiting updates from ESPN on Canes recruits...looks like we could get a CB commitment this weekend!


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recruiting/onthetrail

Canez1

Sniper

Alot of these Sofla RB's are shying away from the comp here.

They see the depth chart and don't want anything to do with it.

These are the kids we DO NOT want here.

Darion Hall on the other hand welcomes the comp and is dying to be a Cane. Those are the kids we want.

We are in good shape!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

DZ8

shwarma

The best thing we got with Shannon is the numbers he is bringing back to recruiting. We are "planning" on bringing in two RBs this year but if we have to make a choice between a "stud" CB or an "OK" RB we can now go with the better overall football player. In years past we HAD to get a WR or a QB because we literaly had no depth at those positions.

The other thing to remember is we are trying to get leaders, winners, and football players. That means they can play more than one position. So even though they come in projected at safety doesn't mean they don't end up at RB.

The numbers breakdown I'll refer to because last year it worked out almost 100% right. U are 100% right when you say that if Miller and James show flashes this year we might go a little light on RB this year, especially if we can't get the players at the position we really want.

Brownsub

legends of the fall....

Benjamin/Cmac

Obvious choice is jacory but that's no fun thats too easy. Ditto on spence. Gotta go out on a limb


Posted by: timcanes


I feel the same way therefore my picks:
Offense: Mike James
Defense: Brandon McGee

DZ8

Great morning links by everyone. It's rare to come on the 'Space and get bombarded with info this early.

Six

Did you see right before the quote you pulled out, 19 years... five championships...blahblahblah, the guy said that Miami is ahead of floriduh and fla st in off field issues. Even the anti-Miami biased media can't ignore the facts for much longer. I'm seeing green shoots of progress as far as our image. Not like I really care, thats what "THEY" think. Who cares what "THEY" think.

elliott

Recommend any other good horror flicks? I still think the horror movies made in the 70's and thru the mid 80's are still the best, the grainy, exploitation, grindhouse B-movies. Though still love the movie Scream. Classic


This was posted on the last blog and I thought I would follow up...

Here goes Horror fanatics.......This is a list of some of the best Horror movies I have ever seen..Keep in mind I do not get scared easily and have been watching Horror movies since I was 10.

Here is the list: Each one of these movies is either dark, graphic, creepy or all of the above

Texas Chainsaw Massacre The original
Session 9
Martyrs (French film)
Them (French Film)
The strangers
Frontiers (French Film)
Inside (Very sick and twisted)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre The Beginning
Lost Highway
The Machinist
Hellraiser
Candyman
Halloween 2 and Halloween 6
Devil's rejects
Calvaire The Ordeal (Another French Film)

CVS

86,
Thank you sir, it's good to be back. Grad school at Notre Dame is killer, and right now I'm in Hokie country at my internship. Long story short, I miss the Space but my time is so limited. Greatest thing about South Bend (aside from CJ's pub...those burgers are intense) is that the guy who cuts my hair is a huge Canes fan. And it's at a landmark haircut establishment in South Bend (coaches, players, formers, etc get haircuts there).

I think regardless of our RBs, and they are skilled, that we need to have more power running. When we lost Tyrone Moss, I knew we were done for in 2005. We had no strength to carry piles and cause pain on people (see GT, UVA, and LSU games). I hope that Miller and James aren't CJs. Remember he came in with all-world status and was impressive his freshman year until the LSU game.

The last 3 national champions had power running to balance intense speed. Yes, Tebow is twice in that category, but LSU had Hester for tough yards and better RBs to compliment him. USC had Lendale White. And I hate to mention OSU, but Krenzel was solid and Clarett was tough to bring down.

When we had our opening decade and ridiculous amounts of talent, those guys had great blockers ahead of them, and they were also power/speed combo guys.

CVS

One more bit of information... in the Spring Game, did anyone notice how many wideouts and sprint right options (where the QB takes a few steps, bolts right and hits a TE or WR running a wideout) and screen passes? Our OL needs to do a much better job at pass protection on those, and downfield blocking. It was sloppy to see so many screen passes (Cal game last year also showed pitiful screen pass performance) to RBs go for lost yardarge.
- CVS

86Cane

Canestruck, Brownsub...I have your picks and added them o the list. Thanks for participating and being creative and taking some risks on your picks.

To all those who picked the OBVIOUS picks of Jacory and Spence: phooey on U!

86Cane

CVS...I will tell U this: I have met in person and talked to on several occasions recently JJ and Coop and freshmen Mike James and Lamar Miller.

BOTH MJ and Miller as freshmen are bigger, stronger and/or faster that JJ and Coop are right NOW as seniors/juniors.

Does that answer your question?

elliott

Also try:


1408
Satans Playground
The Opera

Canez1

July 1st RS ends the media lockdown for players and coaches.

Hopefully it will give us something to talk about for the next few months!!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

CanesgirlNC

Do your chickens have large talons??

GO CANEZ!!!!!

Posted by: Canez1 | June 08, 2009 at 05:52 PM

Do yours? ;-D

DATcane

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2009/06/bosher-cracks-espn-top-30-list.html

ss

CVS

86,
I'm very pleased to hear that. Oh, I'd like to give my Legends of the Fall.
1) D = Forston
2) O = Collier

- CVS

CanesgirlNC

Minn - good to see you - but I will not be the ticket chic this year. The school holds on to the tickets for too long and make it too hard for me to get them out in time. My suggestion would be to join the Huricane Club - I think entry level is $50 or $100 and then you can buy the tickets directly AND support the student athletes

Loco

the U's new identity...

http://www6.miami.edu/president/u_logo.gif

Six

Major League Baseball Draft is today ..

A) Six is the only one that cares
B) Why is Six talking in 3rd person
C) Crickets are chirping louder than the excitement level on Canespace about it
D) It's also TACO TUESDAY at QDOBA - NICE
E) All the above

I'll take "E"


"I see you're drinking 1%. Is that 'cause you think you're fat? 'Cause you're not. You could be drinking whole if you wanted to."

- Napoleon Dynamite

86Cane

the U's new identity...

http://www6.miami.edu/president/u_logo.gif

Posted by: Loco | June 09, 2009 at 01:12 PM

That's not very impressive?

Six

DZ8 - I did read that brief mention that the Rivals guy said about The "U" doing better in the off-field issues than UiF or FSU. It still doesn't matter to others though - it'll take decades and a serious plague of amnesia for people who aren't Canes fans to give any sort of credit about that, without bringing up Thug "U" or the FIU brawl.

There is a microscopic minority out there of opposing fans that actually see what Boss Man Shannon is doing, is slowly starting to work. Fans are usually the last to get it ... if they ever do. Opposing Head Coaches and Athletic Directors get it - they may spout some garbage out for media soundbites, but, in the privacy of their team meetings or conversations with other coaches, they see what's going on at The "U".

The only tidbits I actually pay attention to in all those college pre-season magazines, are the unnamed scouts perspective on teams that the publication asks them to break down. On The "U", it's basically a unanimous statement among them all that basically says "when Randy gets the team going in the direction he wants, it will get going and really going for a long time like in 2000".

Six

What they meant by "going for a long time like in 2000" is, the team will reach what it was in 2000 and keep going from there without a drop off like in the previous years the coach before Boss Man Shannon had it.

solarcane


The legends of The fall title is a misnomer

Jacory and Spence will be the biggest Legends of the fall and most likely the only All Americans on some list

The list would be more what you were after if it was titled Unsung Heroes Of The Fall.

I picked Thearon Collier last year as an unsung hero, he ended up a legend of the fall

again
Harris and Spence will be the biggest actual Legends of The Fall
unless you count Mark Whipple eligible

peace

solarcane

NFL players you shouldn't pick a fight with

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/pgStory?contentId=9648184&gt1=39002#sport=NFL&photo=9649102

peace

Windy1

Congratulations to the new Ring of Honor inductees. Well deserved.

I agree with Aqua that Jaime Newberg comparing Jose Jose (at 355 lbs) to Cane greats like Warren Sapp, Russell Maryland & Cortez Kennedy is way off base. If I recall, NFL HOF DT Sapp (#76 as a Cane) was a pretty good TE prospect out of Apopka HS? I doubt if JJ can play TE at Booker T.

I like the film posted on this Hall kid from Naples. It seems the UM coaches have identified some gems. If both Hall and Alec Ogletree commit, that will be a great weekend.

canesteeler

I work with Brandon McGees uncle and he claims Brandon is very happy to be at the U and he has put on 10 solid pounds since his arrival.

86Cane

Brandon is very happy to be at the U and he has put on 10 solid pounds since his arrival.

Posted by: canesteeler | June 09, 2009 at 02:15 PM

That's no big deal, I have put on 10 lbs just sitting here blogging everyday.

moneycane

86/SOUP I didn't see my Legends of the Fall picks

Baby J/Randy Phillips

bg1906

Here is what Rudy from ITU said about why we lost Corey Liuget. He said this directly from Liuget's mouth.

Corey Liguet, completely different situation. I talked to Corey Liguet after he signed with Illinois. From his mouth and I trust him because I talked to him numerous times, he told me he didn't get the feeling that RS wanted him which may have been the case. He said that when RS and Hurtt visited his house, RS didn't say a word. He said Hurtt did all the talking. He told me that his mother wasn't going to stop him from going to UM and that she had relented. He told me it was HE who was turned off after that in-home visit that made the decision for him to stick with Illinois because he felt unwanted by RS. That's from him. Believe it if you want, but it wasn't mom who stopped him from going to Illinois. In fact, he told me if he didn't like Illinois and decided he wanted to transfer, he would transfer to USF because of the way RS made him feel.

86Cane

CVS and Money...I now have your LOF picks.

Thanks for playing!

86Cane

bg...I believe all of that is certainly possible. Two things to remember:

1. I am fairly certain that if Randy feels he is being played or even disrespected by a HS recruit he may come across or act scorned, angry, bitter either consciously or subconsciously.

2. Rudy is not fond of Randy Shannon.

Canez1

I agree with 86.

By the time RS got to Coreys home for the visit he had just about had it with the nonsense and it showed.

U r either a cane at heart or not.

Corey was not.

Next!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

canesteeler

After the BB situation RS is not going to play grab ass with some ego laden teenager. Corey go to Ill. and good luck. I remember Don Shula being asked one time why he would not be a college football head coach and he said because there is no way in hell I am going to kiss the ass of a 17 year old kid who people have thinking he is God!

canesteeler

By the way Rudy has a ton of credability on this site! NOT

timcanes

Six i was at Qdoba's yesterday...It is banginggggggg!! One of these days we will have to meet up (no homo)

Canez1

Chop is just mad they cancelled his show!!!

GO CANEZ!!!!!

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