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December 25, 2009

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miamimike01

Thanks, 86, one of the best presents I've ever received. Randy, too. Many Thanks. Can't wait to toast the New Year.

BTW Spacers, Me and RandyCane will be covering the Capital-One Bowl (Citrus Bowl, I'm and old schooler I guess), courtesy of 86. I will be taking photos and writing an article.

I expect a LSU victory. PSU's best wins are NW (8-4) & Temple (9-3). Didn't beat a team better than 6-6 after that.

Posted by: miamimike01 | December 25, 2009 at 10:06 PM

miamimike01

I already have a Canespace T-Shirt, and have a few to give!!!

miamimike01

That's a damn good article, no shat. I have to agree 100%.

86Cane

Thats DZ8!

Nashvillecane

Great thoughtful post

miamimike01

Nash,

how was your first Christmas with the wife?

miamimike01

DZ8, awesome article. I agree with every word.

UMike

great... great article!

pb(CSROH10)

Good stuff. Well written and lots of gret information.

canesteeler

very good article!

miamimike01

Boy, that pic is familiar. (Kevin & Devont'a)

I need to work on my comma usage! LOL!

That'll be one of my New Year's Resolutions!!


miamimike01

86, I need two ST #26 shirts for my buddy and his son coming in from OK.

L and XL? (maybe?, I'll get back to ya. Waiting on an email response from him)

JCane

DZ8:

Nice article. It included things that I strongly believe in, like giving Saban credit for turning UM into a solid team while recruiting guys like Jim Kelly, a fact that the documentarly left out, and of how folks need to lay off Shannon when it comes to recruiting. The article was well-written. Kudos.

Just checking in on the space while away. Hope all are doing okay and Merry Christmas/happy holidays to everyone.

BTW, I saw on the yahoo college bowl pick 'em that 79% picked the Canes to win the bowl game. I don't like seeing this, as the U traditionally plays better when not feeling the respect and love.

SlingBlade

didnt dyrall mcmillan transfer because of the lack of playing time....and i wanna say he transferred to USF if im not mistaken...and i believe he didnt see the field because danyell ferguson was getting all the carries...edge was third string on that team...then the next year edge was the starter and james jackson was the backup and thats when dyrall decided to transfer

SlingBlade

Hurricane warning through signing day

Posted: Friday December 27, 2002 7:43 PM

Attention all coaches: TheInsiders.com has issued a Hurricane Warning from Christmas Day through National Signing Day on Feb. 5. Hurricane Larry in Coral Gables is strong, predictable and gaining momentum. All regions, from South Florida, to the Northeast, and all the way to California, are under siege.

The Miami Hurricanes have now taken over as the team when it comes to college football recruiting. As one college coach said to me, “Miami doesn’t have to recruit prospects, prospects recruit Miami!”

Miami head coach Larry Coker and staff will once again put together a stellar group, re-fortifying the offensive and defensive lines and getting other position standouts as well. Kyle Wright, the nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect, has committed to Miami and will report to Coral Gables next month. The Hurricanes, who dominate South Florida recruiting, already have commitments from three Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely standouts -- running back Tyrone Moss and offensive linemen Andrew Bain and Cyrim Wimbs.

Nate Robinson, the nation’s No. 1 defensive tackle prospect, just committed to Miami. Linebackers Tavares Gooden and Glenn Cook and offensive linemen John Rochford, Kevin Williams and Derrick Morse, all are headed to Miami and they are big-time prospects. Throw in one of the top junior college tight ends, Kevin Everett, and you have the makings of a great start.

Look for the ‘Canes to close strong; they are gaining momentum as we head into January and should be tough to beat on most prospects they really want to sign.

Miami should battle the Florida Gators on several fronts, including linebacker Earl Everett, wide receiver Andre Caldwell, defensive back Demetrice Webb, and defensive end Tranell Morant, just to name a few.

They are going out of state to battle college football powers all over the country for such players as tight end Greg Olsen, center John Sullivan, defensive end Tim Washington, wide receivers Whitney Lewis and Craig Davis, safety Daryl Johnson, defensive tackle Lawrence Dampeer, defensive end Kirston Pittman, just to name a few.

The point is, be very wary of the Hurricanes because nowadays, they win more recruiting battles than they lose. Based on last week’s team recruiting rankings, Miami was ranked No. 10 in the country by TheInsiders.com, but they will be climbing and climbing the rankings fast.

OH MY OH MY

miamimike01

wow.

off a cliff

86Cane

NEXT?

SlingBlade

While the Hurricanes are still loaded, their hopes for a second title in three years rest with some untested players

By Kelley King

Fast Facts
2002 Record: 12-1 (7-0, 1st in Big East)
Final AP Rank: 2
Returning Starters: 12
Telling Number
32
Consecutive regular-season wins for Miami dating to Sept. 23, 2000. Four more would tie the school record of 36 (1985-88).
Smart Move
Sophomore Eric Winston was a promising tight end, but his coaches believe he can become a great left tackle. With All-America Kellen Winslow and talented backup Kevin Everett manning the tight end spot, the Hurricanes figure Winston's size (6'7", 290) and blocking skills will help solidify an O-line that lost center Brett Romberg and left guard Sherko Haji-Rasouli. Winston will compete with incumbent Carlos Joseph for the starting job.

Miami running backs coach Don Soldinger never tires of telling his favorite Frank Gore story. "It was during two-a-days not long after Frankie had gotten to Miami [in 2001], and we were going over protections," says Soldinger. "There were about 12 or 13 to memorize, and I told the players to go home and learn 'em. So I'm fast asleep that night when the phone rings at 2:30 a.m. 'Hey, Coach,' says Frank. 'I learned the protections. You want to quiz me?'"

Two years later Gore still has that sense of urgency -- only more so. After gaining 562 yards on only 62 carries in backup duty to Clinton Portis as a freshman, Gore tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his right knee during 2002 spring practice. Then he watched his replacement, Willis McGahee, become a Heisman Trophy candidate last fall and play a major role in helping the Hurricanes reach the national championship game. Now that his knee is fully healed, and McGahee has moved on to the NFL, Gore faces high expectations in trying to sustain a Miami tradition. "I feel a lot of pressure because the running backs before me put up some big numbers, and people are talking about how I'm going to be the next one," says Gore. "When I get the call, I want to make the big plays."

For Miami to play in its third straight national title game, Gore will have to come through. While the Hurricanes' defense remains formidable -- among those returning are two of the nation's top linebackers, middle man Jonathan Vilma and outside backer D.J. Williams, plus all four starters from a secondary that tied an NCAA record for fewest yards allowed per catch (9.5) -- the offense will be breaking in a new quarterback. Junior Brock Berlin, a transfer from Florida who sat out last season, has played in only 12 college games and hasn't been tested in Miami's efficient, quick-strike system. So it will likely be up to Gore to provide the offensive pyrotechnics at the start of the season. Though Gore isn't as powerful a runner as McGahee, Soldinger believes the redshirt sophomore will meet the challenge. "He has the best raw skills and running technique of any player I've coached," says Soldinger. "On the sidelines we're always saying, 'Now, how did he get out of that one?'"

Gore was showing signs of his freshman form as early as March, in an intrasquad scrimmage. In his first contact drills since injuring his knee in a collision with safety Sean Taylor a year earlier, Gore insisted on shedding his hands-off jersey (much to head coach Larry Coker's discomfort). Running in his exaggerated, low-to-the-ground style, he carried five times for 37 yards, including a 22-yard run in which he dodged past three first-string defenders for a touchdown.

The session boosted Gore's confidence, as did a heart-to-heart with McGahee around the same time. "Willis told me that I would have no problem doing well if I remember to do two things to protect myself," says Gore. "The first was to never read what anyone says about you in the newspaper. The second was to get in the weight room and make myself stronger than ever."

Gore took the message to heart. During the summer he was up by 6:15 to be in the weight room at seven. In the team's notorious spring sprint gantlet -- the players run 110 yards full-out 12 times and have to repeat a set if anyone's late -- Gore pushed himself so hard that he fell into his bed immediately afterward. (The oldest of three siblings, Gore, 20, still lives in the Coconut Grove apartment where he grew up, so he can help his mother, Lizzie, a single parent who requires multiple dialysis sessions a week to treat a kidney ailment.) After briefly adding four pounds over the off-season (he subsequently shed the weight and comes in at 216), the 5'10" tailback worried about how the increased bulk would affect his mobility. "He kept asking, 'Do you think those four pounds are slowing me down?'" says left guard Vernon Carey. "It's a ridiculous question, because the guy's as quick as ever. He's become a perfectionist."

Gore expects near perfection again this year from the Hurricanes, who were 12-0 before losing to Ohio State in double overtime in the Fiesta Bowl. "As long as we stick together, we'll make another run at the championship," he says. "I'm just glad I have a chance to help us get there."


DO WE HAVE A GORE ON THIS TEAM?

pb(CSROH10)


DO WE HAVE A GORE ON THIS TEAM?

Posted by: SlingBlade | December 25, 2009 at 11:14 PM


Do we need one?

SlingBlade

I told the players to go home and learn 'em. So I'm fast asleep that night when the phone rings at 2:30 a.m. 'Hey, Coach,' says Frank. 'I learned the protections. You want to quiz me?'"

yeah id say we need players like this...

RandyCane

I am watching Caddyshack and I am wondering if a Badger qualifies as varmit poontang? LOL

canezilla

just bought our first house in margate.after 10 months of house hunting we finally got in..cant wait to get to orlando

pb(CSROH10)

I agree Sling, very much for the reason you posted.

SlingBlade

stephen morris has his own website...lol

http://www.morrisqb.com/football/video1.php

miamimike01

the ONLY thing that concerns me about Morris... His abililty to walk up to the line in the I-Form... read a defense, make all the appropriate calls, get our guys in a better play.

I guess J12 spent most of his time in SG, so, I trust the coaches in their assesment that he can make the transition as well.

It's about the ability to make the throws, read a defense, get the offense in a better play, and being coachable. I trust Whip and his experience.

Would like to see whole games starring Morris; unfortunatley, I don't live in South FL. Otherwise, I'd have him covered...

But, me and Randy live in the 904, not the 305...

miamimike01

L and XL on the ST #26 shirts for my buddies.

ThX

The Truth

Extreme Shake and Go racetrack.

Thumbs up on the child front. I bought two for more track and it's the $140 I've spent on a child. The grandson loved it...played with ALL day and reconfigured the things so many ways my head spun.

Very cool toy.

...and that's my public service message for the evening. :-)

miamimike01

Space',

trust me on Kevin. He's awesome. Playmaker on defense.

Devont'a has work to get bigger. Also trust me that he's committed to getting better. Also a Playmaker.

That's what I can give U.

miamimike01

Nelson and Davis are VERY physical defenders.

miamimike01

Wipe off that grin,
I know where u've been,

I can feel it comin'
In the air tonight...
O' Lord...
I've been waiting for this moment...

10 wins.

miamimike01

Miami Vice is awesome. That's all I have to say, for now.

miamimike01

damn, wrong again.

I always scored well in English classes. I'm a comma whore...

 DATcane

ORLANDO _Before the season, Dedrick Epps was one of the Hurricanes' most discussed players.

Everyone was concerned with his health after he suffered a serious knee injury before last season's Emerald Bowl. With the season nearly done, Epps' name has rarely come up. He was often overshadowed by the emergence of Jimmy Graham and Tervaris Johnson, who both exceeded expectations.

Still, Epps put together a solid season without grabbing the headlines. He is the team's fourth-leading receiver with 19 catches for 247 yards and three touchdowns.

“I think it went well,” Epps said. “But there’s always room for improvement. I always have things to work on. It was a good season for me, but it was good for all the tight ends.”

Epps' main concern now is remaining healthy. He was disappointed with the way last season ended, and appreciates another opportunity to play in the postseason.

“It feels good,” Epps said. “This is my last game wearing the” U” on my hat. You’ve got to go out there and just give it your all. I’m looking forward to it.”

A few thoughts:

--The Hurricanes held their first practice at the Citrus Bowl. Well, actually it was conducted on a rain-soaked field across the street. How bad? I nearly stepped in something that felt like quicksand. After practice, a Wisconsin writer fell in a puddle and almost suffered a "lower extremity" injury. It was nice to see the writer shake it off.

--Jimmy Graham said he almost chose Wisconsin out of high school. The Badgers were among his finalists with North Carolina State and Wake Forest.

--On Tuesday, the Hurricanes will be treated to shopping sprees at Best Buy. Each player received a $420 gift certificate. Sure beats any media gift I've ever received at a bowl game.

--Coach Randy Shannon says the team has a curfew, but wouldn't disclose the time.

--Shannon also said there were no academic-related suspensions. We all know what happened last year around this time.

U

 DATcane

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls09/news/story?id=4771676

pretty cool

 DATcane

Irvin's nephew was on the team .... NASTY

lol I saw him, kid looks as U said.....NASTY

 DATcane

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_1_0_t&usg=AFQjCNF4txSFEvUUKr2joTBKBScuIIC0aw&cid=17593679548152&ei=jwE2S6DFHYn69gSQ5Nr0AQ&rt=SEARCH&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.news-press.com%2Farticle%2F20091226%2FSPORTS%2F912260354%2F1075%2FQB-Harris-inspires-Miami

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 DATcane

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_2_0_t&usg=AFQjCNESWbdoaO6OX_fY7gCus_J04zeN9g&cid=0&ei=jwE2S6DFHYn69gSQ5Nr0AQ&rt=SEARCH&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmbeachpost.com%2Fsports%2Fhurricanes%2Fmiami-hurricanes-lineman-matt-pipho-set-to-tackle-148260.html

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 DATcane

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&ct2=us%2F0_0_s_3_0_t&usg=AFQjCNEkj4UApHZYPYREF38gAL7Ecst5pw&cid=17593681229385&ei=jwE2S6DFHYn69gSQ5Nr0AQ&rt=SEARCH&vm=STANDARD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.floridatoday.com%2Farticle%2F20091226%2FSPORTS%2F912260322%2F1002%2FSPORTS%2FNo.%2B15%2BHurricanes%2Bbegin%2Bpracticing%2Bin%2BOrlando

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DZ8

Posted by: SlingBlade | December 25, 2009 at 11:05 PM

McMillan did transfer to USF.
I got the information for that part from Cane Mutiny.
You are probably right about all else but I'm sure Edge flashed in the Temple game his freshman year.

DZ8

slated to be redshirted as freshman, but was forced into action when injuries depleted the Hurricane running corps ... saw action in seven games ... established UM freshman rushing record with 71 attempts for 446 yards and two TDs ... recorded six receptions for 90 yards ... became first true freshman since 1987 to eclipse 100+ mark after totaling 105 yards against Temple.


http://edgerrinjames.kcbsportsmarketing.com/bio.php


I also didn't mention that between James and Portis was James Jackson. I thought it sounded more impressive that way.

SlingBlade

dont forget to root the ACC on today

north carolina vs pitt 4:30
boston college vs usc 8:00

wouldnt it be great if usc lost to boston college

SOUP

DZ8...nice work young man. Very popular article and very well written. I am going to double your salary!

SlingBlade

did you catch in that bio that, in the last 25 years only two people have rushed for more than 1,100yds for arizona?

edgerrin james is one, he did it twice.
otis anderson is the other....just goes to show that without canes in the backfield, the cardinals dont have a running game..

SOUP

From www.hurricanesports.com:

The 14th-ranked University of Miami football team arrived in Orlando Friday afternoon and immediately went to work in preparation for Tuesday's Champs Sports Bowl, practicing for an hour-and-a-half in wet conditions at Thunder Field at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium Complex.

The Hurricanes worked on a soggy field late in the afternoon, with periodic rain showers and temperatures in the mid 60's throughout the session.

The practice was the first of three for UM in Orlando before the `Canes and Badgers will match-up on Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

"We'll have fun while we are out here but when it is time to work, we'll get back to work," head coach Randy Shannon said. "The guys will enjoy the trip but anytime we meet, it is back to the basics and focusing on Wisconsin."

Senior tight end Jimmy Graham is not only going through his first bowl week, but he is preparing to face a school that recruited him to play basketball before he chose UM.

"It's a lot of fun," Graham said about his first bowl experience. "This past week of practice has probably been the most fun I've ever had in practice. It's been physical practices, but overall I've enjoyed it more than I ever have before.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity," Graham added. "I think we all are. They are a great team. We are in Orlando. We are down south...it should be a great game."

The `Canes will practice again Saturday morning before spending the afternoon at Universal Studios. In addition to Miami's two remaining scheduled practices, the team will take part in a number of bowl events leading up to the game.

SlingBlade

It's the kind of hit from which a quarterback doesn't want to get back up.

In Miami's 31-10 win over South Florida in its regular season finale Nov. 28, Hurricanes quarterback Jacory Harris had that kind of moment.

"They had a clean shot and knocked me out," Harris said. "I was ready to give it up. I was ready to give up football for the rest of my life."

that kind of talk from jacory surprised me...to even think about quiting during a game is very surprising...

SOUP

Read this:

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/columnists/dan-le-batard/story/1208917.html

And this:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/30/tim-james-former-nba-play_n_272284.html

SlingBlade

i cant read articles from the miami herald...it asks me to login...and i refuse to give my email to another website just to be able to read their stories..i get enough junk mail as it is...

canechic

Good Story Soup thanks for the links and I am with you slingblade I will not read the Herald anymore for that reason too.

DZ8

DZ8...nice work young man. Very popular article and very well written. I am going to double your salary!

Posted by: SOUP | December 26, 2009 at 09:37 AM

Anything I can do to help the 'Space. You notice my article contributions increase during the offseason when it slows down. I try to help out when the Space needs it most.

Late May; The State of The U.
August; Where will they go?

I think inearly April I'll do something like a Where will they go? Part II. After combine and pro day workouts etc...

SOUP

Champs Bowl seating chart courtesy of Solar:

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/champseats3.jpg

We will meet in LOT S for the tailgate. Early crew will be there by noon. Late crew by 4 PM.

We will meet at halftime in the large open area behind the SOUTH end zone near the bath rooms. Look for the WHITE/GREEN Canespace banner and ORANGE Canespace T-shirts.

SOUP

MM01...I have FREE tickets, FREE parking passes and FREE food/drink hopitality tent passes for U and Randy for the Capital One Bowl Game featuring LSU vs Penn State.

Bring your camera!

Old Skool

From ESPN

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the Gator Bowl Association have made complimentary tickets available to former Seminoles who played for Bowden. As of Wednesday, more than 300 had registered for the tickets to the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.

To help the former players through the registration process, the athletic department has set up a special hotline staffed with academic advisors. The ex-players can also download samples of completed registration sheets or if they have fax capability, they can fax in a blank sheet and the advisors will fill it out for them.

SOUP

Sling...are U bowling? Need tickets? Where are your seats?

canechic

Soup I think it may be a bit chilly for the game so we need some canespace sweatshirts, lol!

pb(CSROH10)


Soup an extra parking pass? I will gladly pay for it!

 DATcane

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4725580

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myndraize

Nice read DZ8,i spent a few years in the mid-west iowa-wisconsin-and minnesota.It is truly just a matter of time before we start getting some of those biggins annually.They know of the U legend,wisconsin will find out first hand.

86Cane

Spoke to long, lost blogger OcalaCane yesterday. He is IN for the bowl game with his lovely wife Jerel. Section 315.

Cat 5 Cane

The one that I hope we never miss.

Taylor Cook... transfered to Rice (Who's Father is alum), who have 5 other QB's on the roster and can only assume that they are not that good. Red shirting this year to watch the incumbent QB get trashed in 09.

Rice is 2/10 for 2009.

The last game of the year, playing Houston... At half time the score was 59 to 0, ending at 73/14 and giving up 684 total yards...

Good luck...Taylor but you're going to need more then your arm to pull this one out of the hat!

transfer was the biggest mistake in his life.

UMike

Sling....i think their is a possibility that harris may have been joking when he said that..maybe he was complimenting the big hit...maybe

86Cane

Soup an extra parking pass? I will gladly pay for it!

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | December 26, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Are U flying solo? Are U early or late crew?

If U are EARLY U could ride with MM01 and Randy who have my LOT S pass.

If U are LATE U could ride with me and Ocala and the wives. We will be in LOT U just across from LOT S and put U in the back seat with two pretty women!

86Cane

Soup I think it may be a bit chilly for the game so we need some canespace sweatshirts, lol!

Posted by: canechic | December 26, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Game day forecast:

Sunny, low 41, high 63.

Chilly indeed chica! Gonna have to work on the sweatshirts...

Cat 5 Cane

Randy interview: Says his hand is fine... no worries! Heart attack loves drama! lol

86Cane

UM Basketball coming to a town near U:

12/30/09 vs. Bethune Cookman Coral Gables, Fla. 7:30 p.m.
01/03/10 at Pepperdine Malibu, Calif. 7:00 p.m.
01/09/10 vs. Wake Forest Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m.
01/13/10 at Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. 7:00 p.m.
01/16/10 at Virginia * Charlottesville, Va. 8:00 p.m.
01/19/10 vs. Boston College * Coral Gables, Fla. 9:00 p.m.
01/26/10 at Maryland * College Park, Md. 7:00 p.m.
01/31/10 vs. Virginia Tech Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m.
02/02/10 at Wake Forest * Winston-Salem, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
02/06/10 at Florida State * Tallahassee, Fla. 8:00 p.m.
02/10/10 vs. Georgia Tech * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m.
02/13/10 at Clemson * Clemson, S.C. 12:00 p.m.
02/17/10 vs. Duke * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m.
02/23/10 vs. Virginia * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m.
02/27/10 vs. North Carolina State * Coral Gables, Fla. 4:00 p.m.
03/02/10 at North Carolina * Chapel Hill, N.C. 8:00 p.m.
03/06/10 vs. Florida State Coral Gables, Fla. 12:00 p.m.

myndraize

Does anyone share the feeling that the NCAA is protecting USC,FSWHO and to some degree the u of felons.Should the U have had any of the transgressions they are having,the death penalty would be enforce immediately.

86Cane

Cat5...U up for some hardball in 2010?

Fresh off its NCAA record 37th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance in 2009, the University of Miami baseball team has garnered a No. 12 ranking in College Baseball Newspaper's preseason poll for the 2010 season, as announced Monday.

Head coach Jim Morris, who recently signed a contract extension through 2015, will lead the Hurricanes in what will be his 17th season at the helm in 2010. The `Canes will return 17 letterwinners from last year's 38-22 team, including 2009 All-ACC performers Chris Hernandez, Yasmani Grandal and Scott Lawson. In addition, two-time All-ACC performer Eric Erickson returns after missing the 2009 season rehabilitating from an injury.

Miami is one of six ACC teams ranked in the newspaper's Top 20, with Virginia coming in at No. 3, Georgia Tech at No. 6, Florida State at No. 7, North Carolina at No. 13 and Clemson at No. 16. Texas garnered the top spot in the preseason poll this year, followed by LSU, UVa, Cal State Fullerton and Arizona State in the Top 5.

The No. 12 ranking is the highest for the Hurricanes in the Collegiate Baseball poll since garnering a No. 6 ranking going into the 2007 season. Last year, the `Canes entered the 2009 season ranked No. 18.

Miami opens its 2010 season at Alex Rodriguez Park on Friday, Feb. 19 against Rutgers. The `Canes 56-game slate features an exhibition contest against the Florida Marlins in Jupiter on March 3, 19 games against 2009 NCAA Tournament teams and a total of 44 games played inside the state of Florida.

86Cane

UM 2010 BASEBALL SCHEDULE:

Date Opponent / Event Location Time

02/19/10 vs. Rutgers Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/20/10 vs. Rutgers Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/21/10 vs. Rutgers Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
02/24/10 vs. Florida Gulf Coast Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
02/26/10 vs. Manhattan Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/27/10 vs. Manhattan Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
02/28/10 vs. Manhattan Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/02/10 at USF Tampa, Fla. 5:00 p.m. ET
03/03/10 at Florida Marlins Jupiter, Fla. (Exhibition) 3:05 p.m. ET
03/05/10 vs. Florida Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/06/10 vs. Florida Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/07/10 vs. Florida Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/09/10 at UCF Orlando, Fla. 6:30 p.m. ET
03/12/10 vs. Boston College * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/13/10 vs. Boston College * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
03/14/10 vs. Boston College * Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/16/10 vs. Fordham Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
03/17/10 vs. Fordham Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
03/19/10 at Duke * Durham, N.C. (DBAP) 6:00 p.m. ET
03/20/10 at Duke * Durham, N.C. (DBAP) 2:00 p.m. ET
03/21/10 at Duke * Durham, N.C. (DBAP) 1:00 p.m. ET
03/23/10 vs. UCF Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
03/26/10 at North Carolina State * Raleigh, N.C. 6:30 p.m. ET
03/27/10 at North Carolina State * Raleigh, N.C. 6:30 p.m. ET
03/28/10 at North Carolina State * Raleigh, N.C. 1:00 p.m. ET
03/31/10 vs. Florida Atlantic Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
04/02/10 vs. Wake Forest * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/03/10 vs. Wake Forest * Coral Gables Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/04/10 vs. Wake Forest * Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/06/10 at Florida Atlantic Boca Raton, Fla. 6:30 p.m. ET
04/07/10 vs. Florida Atlantic Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
04/09/10 at Virginia Tech * Blacksburg, Va. 5:30 p.m. ET
04/10/10 at Virginia Tech * Blacksburg, Va. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/11/10 at Virginia Tech * Blacksburg, Va. 12:00 p.m. ET
04/14/10 at Florida Gulf Coast Ft. Myers, Fla. 6:30 p.m. ET
04/16/10 vs. North Carolina * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/17/10 vs. North Carolina * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
04/18/10 vs. North Carolina * Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/20/10 vs. Bethune Cookman Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
04/23/10 at Florida State * Tallahassee, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
04/24/10 at Florida State * Tallahassee, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/25/10 at Florida State * Tallahassee, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
04/27/10 vs. St. Thomas (Fla.) Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
04/28/10 vs. USF Coral Gables, Fla. 6:00 p.m. ET
04/30/10 vs. Maryland * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
05/01/10 vs. Maryland * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
05/02/10 vs. Maryland * Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
05/08/10 vs. Alabama A&M Coral Gables, Fla. 3:00 p.m. ET
vs. Alabama A&M Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
05/09/10 vs. Alabama A&M Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET
05/14/10 at Georgia Tech * Atlanta, Ga. 7:00 p.m. ET
05/15/10 at Georgia Tech * Atlanta, Ga. 6:00 p.m. ET
05/16/10 at Georgia Tech * Atlanta, Ga. 1:00 p.m. ET
05/20/10 vs. Virginia * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
05/21/10 vs. Virginia * Coral Gables, Fla. 7:00 p.m. ET
05/22/10 vs. Virginia * Coral Gables, Fla. 1:00 p.m. ET

ACC Tournament:
05/26/10 ACC Tournament Greensboro, N.C. TBA

Cat 5 Cane

Santa brought me a U pull over, wind breaker jacket that kept me warm all day yesterday... Of coarse the temp was 70 degrees and I was sweating but no way was I taking it off.... He,He,He.

86Cane

BASEBALL SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:

3/2 @ USF (Tampa)
3/3 @ Marlins (Jupiter)
3/9 @ UCF (Orlando)
3/26-28 @ NCST (Raleigh)
4/6 @ FAU (Boca)
4/14 FGCU (Fort Myers)
4/23-25 @ FSU (Trailertrashee)
5/14-16 @ GT (Atlanta)

Cat 5 Cane

Cat5...U up for some hardball in 2010?

OHhhh yeah!

Talk about a slug fest... Damn, look at the top 20 ACC line up... it's going to be a betch at the end.

Miami is one of six ACC teams ranked in the newspaper's Top 20, with Virginia coming in at No. 3, Georgia Tech at No. 6, Florida State at No. 7, North Carolina at No. 13 and Clemson at No. 16.

Mrs. 86

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MR.86!
:) xoxoxo

Joy at Christmas and may the new year bring prosperity to CaneSpacers and their families.

Cheers in 2010 & Go Canes!

myndraize

Damien Berry
Mike James
Lamar Miller
Lee Chambers
Pat Hill

damn good!

myndraize

Eduardo Clements
Storm Johnson
Darion Hall
Maurice Hagens

even better!

myndraize

I don't know about this miller guy, could be full of kaka.(lol)

86Cane

mynd...sounds like some old skool Hurricane competition at RB to me? Me likey!

DZ8

Happy Birthday 86Cane!

Rashad Reed

Ok, with that weather forecast I wont be wearing the fatigues..need to stay warm..lol..Cent wait to see everyone. 3 more days!!

pb(CSROH10)

Posted by: 86Cane | December 26, 2009 at 10:36 AM

We are a total of 6 my friend. Looks like the shuttle for us.

CGNC, can you give me more details?

86Cane

I don't know about this miller guy, could be full of kaka.(lol)

Posted by: myndraize | December 26, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Not so fast my friend!

Killian Cougars in da house:

S O U L

WE GOT SOUL

COUGARS GOT SOUL

86Cane

Shuttle Please note: ALL shuttle information is subject to change.

The City of Orlando provides FREE non-stop shuttle service for football fans attending the bowl game from satellite parking sites. Shuttle lots and parking garages charge $10 per car. FREE shuttle service begins at 5:30 p.m. for the Champs Sports Bowl.

Downtown Shuttle: Amway Arena 600 W. Amelia Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Downtown Shuttle picks up at Lot 1 at Amway Arena (entry on Livingston Street) and drops off at Nashville and Church. Shuttles will run from 5:30 p.m. to approximately two hours after the game.

Pointe Orlando Shuttle: 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Service begins at 4:00 p.m. and will continue until approximately two hours after the game.

Prohibited Items
To ensure the safest environment possible, the City of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports prohibit the following items from being brought through the gates of the Stadium: fanny-packs, backpacks, carry bags, coolers, thermos type containers, alcoholic beverages, drugs, food, water, drinks, bottles, cans, video or audio recorders, balls, Frisbees, umbrellas and noisemakers (air horns, bells, flags on sticks 15 inches or more in length, whistles, sirens, etc.). Security personnel reserve the right to inspect any item at any time and prohibit any item deemed inappropriate for crowd safety.

Gate Information
Stadium entry may involve inspection of all bags. Fans are urged to arrive early. For direct and efficient access to your seat(s) please enter the stadium though the gate indicated on your ticket. All gates open two (2) hours before game time.

Alcohol
Alcoholic beverages are sold in the stadium through the end of the third quarter. Proper age identification may be requested of any patron.

Automatic Teller Machines
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) will be available inside the stadium in the south end zone concourse and outside the stadium in front of Gates C and D.

86Cane

LOT R parking passes are still available for $15:

http://www.clickandpark.com/

Calvin

datCane, the best part i like abotu that video, i always laugh when jimmy johnson comes on and says:

"they all were ready to go and they got up and left, in fact i wanted to leave and i left with them"

Than the other part is when steve walsh is talking about it's a redneck type country club steak fry, etc. etc, than he says:

"those Miami guys, that's not their style"

Those to recollections of stories told by jimmy and walsh, goes back to what we're talking bout when we said where that real confidence comes from, although jimmy and walsh were on the team, they were still referring to the Miami guys on the team, lol.

Talking about walkign out on bullshat through-out the years, that's just something people in Miami do all over, it doesn't matter what event, it can be a religious event, if somethings not right, people are rolling out, i can tell you storiess on top of stories of guys rolling out on different events. luke use to always do it back in the day when the venues he went to didn't have the money up front, luke would get on the mike and tell the crowd straight up, if we don't get the mony up fron, it's not gone be no show, next thign you know, people would start tearing the club up, lol, all across the nation.

The 2 championships that we should've had the most was the 86 team and the 2002 team. Than after that, the year notre shame cheated and the year Fsu went instead of us, those 2 are probably tied, so that's 4 championships right their that got snatched from us for some reason or another and the sad thing about all 4 of those years, against penn st., osu we dominated those games stat wise, they ear they didn't let us go, we were the dominant team, and the year shame stole that game from us, we were the domiannt team, instead of 5 championships, should have easily be 9 in less than 20 years.

myndraize

No doubt,hope "The Truth" Miller takes the opening kick-off against the suckeyes to the house.

raizecane

Happy B-Day 86. It's my dads b-day today as well.

For all who are tailgating - Is anyone bringing a generator by any chance? Just curious.

SlingBlade

Sling...are U bowling? Need tickets? Where are your seats?

Posted by: SOUP | December 26, 2009 at 10:20 AM

no i dont have tickets for any game this year..christmas came before football for my kids this year...

you should have mail....ask and ye shall receive ;-)

 DATcane

Anyone who has been to the stadium, is there a sports bar or a chillis near by?

SlingBlade

Anyone who has been to the stadium, is there a sports bar or a chillis near by?

Posted by: DATcane | December 26, 2009 at 12:04 PM

depends on what you consider nearby...walking distance?
there is church street station a couple of miles away...and theres a hooters there.

raizecane

Anyone who has been to the stadium, is there a sports bar or a chillis near by?

Posted by: DATcane | December 26, 2009 at 12:04 PM

How "near by" are we talking about?

Rashad Reed

ORLANDO _ UM coach Randy Shannon has made it clear all season the plan is for freshman Mike James to return to fullback next year.

It may not be such a slam dunk anymore. It's likely James lines up at tailback in 2010, but Shannon said Saturday it's too early to make a decision.

"Don't know," Shannon said, when asked if James remains at fullback. "It's a long way away, too far to think ahead."

The fact Shannon has somewhat switched gears says a lot about the job James has done this year. After being recruited at halfback, he moved to fullback when Pat Hill suffered a season-ending ankle injury. The 5-11, 220-pound James has made the transition with ease.

James and Javarris James were requested for interviews after practice, but weren't made available before the team headed to lift weights. Quarterback Jacory Harris, speaking at Tuesday's practice, called Mike James one of the team's "unsung heroes."

"Mike is a very undersized fullback at 200 pounds," Harris said. "When we played against Clemson the linebacker was 6-5, 260 [pounds], and he's blocking him."

Shannon is most likely waiting on Hill's status before making any decision. Hill is expected to apply for a medical redshirt.

A few thoughts:

--Shannon commented on the progress of freshman defensive tackle Curtis Porter. He said Porter arrived at camp overweight, but has worked his way into playing shape. His biggest area of improvement is pass rush.

--Is it just me or wouldn't a matchup between the Hurricanes and USC in the Emerald Bowl be more appealing? I mean, if Bobby Bowden can get wish, why can't the fans?

--I'll post some Wisconsin notes this afternoon. The Badgers conclude practice at 4 p.m.

 DATcane

Walking or taxi distance... driving up from Miami. Once I get to my hotel about 15 minutes from the stadium I want to take taxis or walk so I can drink:) So jus trying to see whats close....thanks for the help!

raizecane

DAT - I don't know of a GOOD sports bar that is within walking distance of stadium. And I certainly wouldn't be walking too far from stadium, at night if you have been drinking (or sober actually).

Where are you staying?

WIndy1

Good article.

I really like the recruits the Canes are bringing in now under Shannon and Co. - forget the stars or ratings by their names, these players can play and as we go into year 3 under Shannon we can see that these players are developing into true contributors. Barring injury, these Canes wil be stacked and will come back next year to compete for a BCS NC.

I heard an interesting rumor a a week ago from a Gaytor insider, and just thought I would post it here. I heard that the Gaytors lost a lot of focus during the weeks leading up to the loss to Alabama, including a all-out party for fullback Steven Wilks hosted and attended by his fellow Lakeland High alumns, like Amad Black, and the Pouncy twins. I heard that many of these underaged Gator players were drinking heavily and got drunk and that was part of the reason for the DUI arrest of Carlos Dunlap.

I also heard that Billy Gonzales knew about this party and failed to inform Coach Meyer. When Meyer found out, he blew a gasket and that eventually led to the quiet departure of Billy Gonzalez to LSU.

Glad to see Shannon and CO. have these players focused on football instead of partying the week leading up to the most important games of the season

Cat 5 Cane

With so much up-side to the team...
It's really hard to just concentrate on just one segment... WR's, RB's, FB's, Slots, LB's, DE's, Corners, DB's, Safety's and on and on...

After watching 30/30 it's going to be interesting to see how the team reacts on kick off...

Just give them the ball so we can Knock'em Out!

Can't wait!


Canez1

Wouldn't mind hooking up with everyone at Hooters or somewhere like Dat said and riding in to the stadium together like we did in NC.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

SOUP

And I certainly wouldn't be walking too far from stadium, at night if you have been drinking (or sober actually).

Posted by: raizecane | December 26, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Like I was sayin'...

canechic

This is the punch I am bringing to the game:

http://www.drinksmixer.com/drinkvw13269.html

Should I add anything else? Requests? I can add some apples and make it Apple/Cranberry?

 DATcane

Staying at Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City

Ya Canez1 that would be good... don't know maybe I will jus drive and only drink during the tailgate, I am sure it will figure itself out1

Loco

--The Hurricanes held their first practice at the Citrus Bowl. Well, actually it was conducted on a rain-soaked field across the street. How bad? I nearly stepped in something that felt like quicksand. After practice, a Wisconsin writer fell in a puddle and almost suffered a "lower extremity" injury. It was nice to see the writer shake it off.


That's the same place we play rugby when we go to orlando.. its pretty bad up there

SOUP

If U are staying South of the Stadium on I-drive or near I-4 and Universal Studios as I recommended there is a Ale House and a Hooters on Kirkman Road very near Universal and about 15-20 minutes from the stadium.

SOUP

Should I add anything else? Requests? I can add some apples and make it Apple/Cranberry?

Posted by: canechic | December 26, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Apple/cranberry sounds good to me!

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