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February 10, 2010

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Coach Handbags

Great articles and it's so helpful. I want to add your blog into my rrs reader but i can't find the rrs address. Would you please send your address to my email? Thanks a lot!

mr troutman

U

DZ8

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usagainsttheworld -- formerly known as 1caneinatl

thx dz8

CaneWarrior

U!

SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Sarasota 'cane

We'll do lunch? It's a blog for God's sake, not a GD movie studio!

You're getting "two" for this gaff Soup, and if you flinch, you're getting "two" more!

Go 'canes!

miamimike01

I got it.

And yes, I can see clearly now, the rain is gone...

I wonder what rumor will be swirling around tomorrow?

Stay tuned...

Be good, or be good at it!!

Lurker

Drtycane

That right there is the attitude that wins championships

I'm out

SOUP

Dude I'm a member of that Y! What were you doing here? Did you lose my #? You have a lota splainin' to do! Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | February 11, 2010 at 11:07 PM

I do TRAINING there 4-6 times a year for their YOUTH programs.

Next time we will hook up, do lunch and go from there...I think I still have your number.

Sarasota 'cane

'Sota...I was in your hood today, Tuttle and Bahia Vista.

YMCA?

Posted by: SOUP | February 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Dude I'm a member of that Y! What were you doing here? Did you lose my #?

You have a lota splainin' to do!

Go 'canes!

Drtycane

CanesCanesCanes....

"My grandma just ask me" son why are you so into the film and into the weight more than ever and who is the pryor fellow you talking bout" all i said is grandma this game depends on if ima get us out the projects. im humble and respect him as a player but he coming cross a player who dont care i have 9-10 years of anger built up cuz yall cheated i was only 11 now ima man lets get it. leaving for the gym im out fb"-Kevin Badass Nelson

solarcane

I just did soup, thanks

SOUP

MM01, Solar, CGNC, JSQ, BG1906 and Este...check email.

SOUP

The ants hate you!!

Posted by: miamimike01 | February 11, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Stuff happens, don't let it happen to U!

solarcane

thanks for the info soup

SOUP

400 - 386 = 14

solarcane

Here is the proof I made from my design for the Reservoir Dogs Fishing Team.

Seldom do I make beverage shoot from ms solarcane's nose, so I believe this is a keeper.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/dogs1.jpg

miamimike01

The ants hate you!!

Lurker

Posted by: Drtycane | February 11, 2010 at 10:49 PM

I'm trying to go to sleep, man. Why you getting me all fired up. Damn.

solarcane

Posted by: NigeianCane | February 11, 2010 at 08:10 PM

nice post nigeian,
You are right Barrow does need the opportunity to see different philosophies and tactics That's what I meant when I said does he have the skills to be a good D coach yet.
I think his religious belief and character are a big influence on a lot of young men no matter where he ends up.

Drtycane

^ a funny ass convo from colin and kev on fb...this kid is a born badass....

Drtycane

Colin McCarthy
Colin McCarthy yea for sure man. i thought u were suppose to come down early? we need to get you down here working with us. we going to be ready thats for sure.

Kevin Nelson
i was suppose to but things got crazy but i touch down on the 12 of june

Kevin Nelson bro, you annd spence hold everything down til i get there, us 3 together, lol we bout to have fun knockin pryor out! lets get this ring. i got your back, i kow u got mines fool! do ya thing

Lurker

ClownSport

Posted by: Six | February 11, 2010 at 10:42 PM

LMAO

Who in their right minds pays money for that crap. They should send their money to the 'space

SOUP

I'll give you this: you're bringing it tonight.

You just brought home the bacon.

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | February 11, 2010 at 10:41 PM

I do what I do. I make friends. Manny is the BIG dawg.

He will have a new blog up SOON!

SOUP

Ok Soup you have managed to make my forehead a bright color of red. I hope your happy about this.

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | February 11, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Join the club! Don't let the JSQ see U in that condition. I'm jus' sayin'...

raizecane

OK....now that we know MB isn't going anywhere, we can all take a deep breath.....

in.....out.....in...out

Six

Wait, you mean the "insiders" at ClownSport that said Barrow was game/set/match to be the D-Coordinator at UiF were incorrect?

Say it ain't so

Lurker

BREAKING NEWS FROM MANNY NAVARRO:

Posted by: SOUP | February 11, 2010 at 10:38 PM

I'll give you this: you're bringing it tonight.

You just brought home the bacon.

SOUP

You're just poking and prodding...I'm not buying it for one second.

Posted by: CanesCanesCanes | February 11, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Tee hee, tee hee...kicking the ant pile!

SOUP

Manny is THE BEST!

MM01...U get the BIG picture now? LOL

Look for a new blog over at the Miami Herald in 3, 2, 1...

Lurker

I was being kind. Miami will never be in the game.

Posted by: SOUP | February 11, 2010 at 10:28 PM

You're just poking and prodding...I'm not buying it for one second.

SOUP

BREAKING NEWS FROM MANNY NAVARRO:

"I called one of my sources at the U just now. Barrow isn't going anywhere. He's been given his old job as linebackers coach back. He isn't unhappy. Barrow was moved to defensive assistant (line/secondary) coach to prepare him to become a defensive coordinator one day. He's been given linebackers coach back because the plan was for him to do that for just one year. As far as I know, his relationship with Randy and company is fine."

AlpharettaCane

Until this team mans up and can consistently smack quality teams around (like the did g-tech last year), they do not deserve to sniff the top ten period!!

They have come a long way but they are far away from earning the consideration of being a BCS contender going into next year.

Posted by: Gin & Tonic | February 11, 2010 at 02:49 PM

Gin: Agree. First step, let's win the division. Not conference. Division. We need to prove we can get by the GaTechs/VaTechs/UNCs of the world. Then we can worry about the ACC, then BCS....

I don't see contending for the big prize until some of these O-lineman just recruited are in their 2rd / 3rd or 4th year playing together and our D gets back to being dominant (and we have a stud QB leading the way).

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Ok Soup you have managed to make my forehead a bright color of red. I hope your happy about this. Now I have my wife laughing at me!!!! Its 10:34 at night on 2/11 and I realize I have 7 more months of seeing those words on my screen. Damnit Man

miamimike01

What makes U think two TD's?

Jimbo ain't proved nothin between those lines.

Lurker

Soup

FSU over the Canes by 14? At home?

You're just messing with us; and I've got Macallan 16 on the table...want to ante up?

SOUP

WE GOT THIS! Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | February 11, 2010 at 10:21 PM

'Sota...I was in your hood today, Tuttle and Bahia Vista.

YMCA?

SOUP

14 points? I don't think so.

Posted by: miamimike01 | February 11, 2010 at 10:16 PM

FSU by 14 points, minimum. I was being kind. Miami will never be in the game.

OSU is fundamentally sound. Miami is not. They win late and going away by 10.

Miami still wins 10 games and goes to the ACC Championship. NBD.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

She said she does that PX-90 thing. Anyone who can deal with that has to be a badazz. Always be looking over your back from now on.

F$U by 14 over who??? I know you dont think they can beat the Canes

pb(CSROH10)

Care to place a wager oh confident one?

Posted by: SOUP | February 11, 2010 at 10:02 PM


I never bet money on or against my Canes.

But if you care to wager a hard hat you may have laying around, I may do it. We have been thinking about an above ground swimming pool...

Sarasota 'cane

Did you get that "shyt" in Amsterdam Soup? 12and0totheBCSwego!!!!!!!!

WE GOT THIS!

Go 'canes!

miamimike01

Okay. FSU will return the QB, all 5 starters on the o-line. But who's gonna run the rock and catch passes? STILL NO PLAYMAKERS, same problem as last year.

On defense, 6 starters will return. Many FR. will probably see serious minutes on this unit. Not good.

Schizzo kicker. In Miami, hopefully at night.

14 points? I don't think so.

SOUP

You should count your lucky stars JSQ isnt around reading something like that

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | February 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM

I only said it because I knew she was in New Orleans and OFF the blog. Between U and me that woman scares me.

I was supposed to meet her by the bike rack at 3 PM today to "settle things" but I am not ashamed to say that I backed out.

I hid behind a Oak tree nearby and saw her standing there waiting for me. She was wearing eye black, a #5 UM jersey and a UM helmet. She was pacing back and forth and pounding her fist in her hand mumbling something about Tim Tebow, Lou Hotlz and Terry Porter.

I just turned and walked away...

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

We lose to OSU

Posted by: SOUP | February 11, 2010 at 09:54 PM

No way we lose to them. Not going to happen. I will be there and ill be damned im going to see a loss

You should count your lucky stars JSQ isnt around reading something like that

SOUP

U must be smoking that fiya!

Posted by: miamimike01 | February 11, 2010 at 09:57 PM

So tell me what U know of wise one?

SOUP

I wholeheartedly disagree.

Posted by: pb(CSROH10) | February 11, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Care to place a wager oh confident one?

SOUP

New Raycom blog later tonight or tomorrow AM on UM basketball. I'll let U know when and post a link here.

mr troutman

WELL SOUP WE ARE A YEAR EARLY THIS TIME . WE ARE BRINGING BACK 85 PERCENT OF OUR TEAM NEXT YEAR. SO OSU AND FSU IS IN FOR A RUDE AWAKENING. VETERAN COACHES ARE WITH US NOW SO WE'LL BE RIGHT WHERE WE WANT TO BE.

pb(CSROH10)

Jimbo is gonna smoke Randy now that Bubba is out of the way. FSU by 14.

Posted by: SOUP | February 11, 2010 at 09:54 PM

I wholeheartedly disagree.

miamimike01

Jimbo is gonna smoke Randy now that Bubba is out of the way. FSU by 14.

Posted by: SOUP | February 11, 2010 at 09:54 PM

puff, puff, pass...

U must be smoking that fiya!

SOUP

22-8 ending the regular season with 2 ACC tournament wins

We beat Clemson we will dance this year

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | February 11, 2010 at 09:53 PM

Can I get some of what you are drinking?

Is that the GRAPE Kool Aid?

SOUP

SHANNON GET READY TO LIFT THAT CRYSTAL BALL UP AND TELL THE HATERS...HMMMM NOTHING BECAUSE ACTION SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS...

Posted by: mr troutman | February 11, 2010 at 09:44 PM

Trout...I'd like to go along with you on this but in my view we are still two years away. 2011 is the year, maybe 2012.

Then the world ends. LOL

Right now I have Miami at 10-2 in 2010.

We lose to OSU and FSU.

OSU is too well coached and talented for Miami THIS YEAR. OSU by 10.

Jimbo is gonna smoke Randy now that Bubba is out of the way. FSU by 14.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Oh I got this!!!

Heres how we get to the dance

22-8 ending the regular season with 2 ACC tournament wins

We beat Clemson we will dance this year

SOUP

Saturday at noon. We are going to beat Clemson and end the road woes right? right? This game will be the one right?

Posted by: Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.) | February 11, 2010 at 09:38 PM

M A Y B E. U got this?

mr troutman

ANOTHER THING I WAS THINKING ABOUT IS FINALLY WE DON'T HAVE A DOZEN OR SO PLAYERS JUST WAISTING SCHOLARSHIPS AND WARMING THE BENCH. IT SEEMS ONCE SHANNON TOOK OVER HALF OF OUR TEAM WAS BENCH WARMERS. lAST YEAR WE HAD A LOT OF INJURIES AND DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH STUDS TO COMFORT THE BLOW. IF THIS YEARS RECRUTING CLASS LIVE UP TO THE HYPE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ENOUGH POWER TO FIELD 3 SETS OF LINES, RBS, WRS AND LBS. tHIS WILL BE OUR DEEPEST TEAM IN 5 YEARS... DAMN DID I JUST SAY THAT... IF U KNOW FOOTBALL LIKE MARY KNOWS THEN U CAN SEE WE HAD TO PLAY CATCH UP WITH THE REST OF THE NCAA. THE SAD THING ABOUT THAT IS WE STILL WERE HANGING WITH TEAMS FULLY LOADED. I SAY SAD BECAUSE TEAMS DON'T KNOW WHAT IS COMONG THEY GOT COMPLACENT WITH US WHICDH IS A BIG BIG MISTAKE. THEY REALLY THINK WE ARE JUST SUPPOSED TO THIS SORRY FOREVER... COME ON MAN...THIS IS NOT SOME FIU PROGRAM TRYING TO BE LEGIT...WE ARE ALREADY THERE IT JUST TOOK MORE TIME THEN SOME EXPECTED.

I JUST HAVE THIS FEELING THAT OUT OF ALL THE YEARS I'VE BEEN HYPING UP THE CANES THIS IS THE YEAR. THE ROSTER IS LOADED WITH SHANNON PLAYERS WHILE COKER PLAYERS ARE RETIRED AND GONE.. NO MORE GIRLY PLAYERS AT THE U...SHANNON GET READY TO LIFT THAT CRYSTAL BALL UP AND TELL THE HATERS...HMMMM NOTHING BECAUSE ACTION SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS...

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

Saturday at noon. We are going to beat Clemson and end the road woes right? right? This game will be the one right?

SOUP

TROUT! U tell 'em how it is brother. And if they won't listen YELL IT AT THEM!!!

SOUP

More on Nelson from MM01 and RandyCane in case U missed it last October:

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2009/10/going-deep.html

http://canespace.typepad.com/canespace/2009/10/going-deeper.html

pb(CSROH10)


IMO both of USC's programs are going to get pounded, especially the basketball team.

But there is no way the football team comes out of this thing unscathed.

Carroll left for a reason, and it wasn't money or a desire to prove himself at the pro level.

He knows what's coming so he pulled a Jon Calipari/Lou Holtz.

Esteban

i'm looking forward to Nelson backing up the talk.

also looking forward to seeing what Green can do at MLB.

mr troutman

WESLEY MCGRIFF, MIAMI
McGriff is credited with recruiting or assisting on eight signees for the Hurricanes, including two four-stars. The defensive back coach helped lure four-star tailbacks Eduardo Clements and Storm Johnson. He also brought in defensive backs Kacy Rodgers and Keion Payne. McGriff was also instrumental in adding Tyrone Cornelius, Jeremy Davis, Chase Ford and Delmar Taylor. Without McGriff, Miami would have fallen outside the top 25.


I LIKE HOW RIVALS TAKE A JAB AT US IN THEIR END STATEMENT "WITHOUT MCGRIFF MIAMI WOULD HAVE FALLEN OUTSIDE THE TOP 25. HELL IF IT WASN'T FOR FSU CORDINATOR THEY WONT BE WHERE THEY ARE AT OR ANYONE ELSE. EVERY CHANCE A REPORTER GETS THEY SUKER PUNCH US WITH LITTLE COMMENTS . I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL WE SHUT SOME OF THESE PIE HOLES AROUND THE COUNTRY..

I KNOW THE GUYS ARE WORKING OUT LIKE THEY ARE CLUBBER LANE IN ROCKY. THEY ARE LIVING IN THE GYM I BET WITH WISCONSIN ON THEIR MIND. BY THE WAY I PLEDGE MYSELF TO GET BIGGER THIS YEAR. EVERY REP I DO I SHOUT OUT CANES, IT GUIVES ME THAT EXTRA EDGE WHEN I FEEL LIKE I CAN'T DO ANOTHER SET.

THE GUYS HAVE 6 MONTHS TO GET SWOLL AS I USED TO SAY. COME FALL WE WILL SEE SOME BIG GUYS HUNGRY AND READY TO SLAP THE NASTY PORK OUT SOMEONE A$$. I 'LL BE AT THE GAMES MORE THIS SEASON AND CAN'T WAIT TO MEET THE TEAM AND SOME FELLOW CANES. IN TWO WEEKS WE'LL BE GEARING UP FOR SOME EARLY SPRING PRACTICE REPORTS AND EVEN THAT WILL HAVE US GITTY FOR THE SEASON.

PEACE!!!

SOUP

Kevin Nelson just became my favorite Cane never to wear a jersey.

Posted by: woobirdsatsunlife | February 11, 2010 at 08:13 PM

I am VERY confident that Nelson is going to be a popular pick for Legend of the Fall next year.

SOUP

337 and gone to heaven.

Sebastian(2001U G.O.A.T.)

U$C is untouchable. Even without Pecker Pete they will still find a way to bury it

miamimike01

pb, right.

Probably nothing.

pb(CSROH10)

If UCF got hammered for texting, what the hell will they do to USC next week?

usagainsttheworld -- formerly known as 1caneinatl

404cane-- where do you live in atl? what year did you graduate from the 'K'?

usagainsttheworld -- formerly known as 1caneinatl

i love this place. . .

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Chris, thanks for that piece on Green.

Six, lol, very funny about Bama praying for Barrow to become DC.

Shannon's statements about this staff are very interesting because it'll be interesting to see what happens after they win their first NC.

Six

I'm pretty sure the rest of the SEC - esp. Bama - would pray for Barrow to be the DCoordinator for the Crocs

I love the guy, love what he did with the Canes back in the day - but how long has he even been coaching realistically in the first place and at what capacity have been his responsibilities?

I know that coaching can be overrated when you have a bunch of good kids to work with, but something also has to give in that aspect as well


Nothing against you bg1906 at all, you're my boy - but some of those "insiders" on other sites are beyond full of sh*t when they say things such as "Barrow to be DCoordinator at UiF" - come on, seriously? Think about that for a second. Of EVERYONE in the nation that Urban could possibly bring in to the top 3 program, he'd go after someone that is still a newbie in coaching?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Super, Nelson is HUNGRY!!! haha That's what Vilma was talking about at WQAM with the 3-star kids vs the 5-stars.

Green should be interesting to see. I hope he really has the goods as much as he sounds.

Canez1, you dam straight about Symonette. He should just pack it in and consider himself one lucky sumbytch.

Hardin, OTOH, is s a tragedy. He bleeds orange and green. Sad to hear. Do you keep a kid on the team when they're injured like that?

bg1906

Bg1906 what was Barrows role on the staff last season? If the rumor is true I cannot fault a man for making more money but damn it would hurt losing a former Cane great to the Gators! It would also lead to more instability on the staff and could possibly indicate RS is not good at selling his version of the U to his staff.

Posted by: canesteeler | February 11, 2010 at 05:44 PM

Defensive assistant.

miamimike01

I love this kid

Kevin Nelson
... i have 9-10 years of anger... built up cuz yall cheated i was only 11 now ima man lets get it. leaving for the gym im out fb"

That my friends, is a kid that cares.

Posted by: SuperCooper | February 11, 2010 at 08:06 PM

That's my boy!!

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

"
"Since the season ended, defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff has turned down three job offers from other schools while offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Joe Pannunzio and receivers coach Aubrey Hlll have each turned down two positions, according to Shannon. Even director of football operations Corey Bell was wooed by another school. “Our staff is a great staff no matter how much criticism we get,” Shannon said. “These guys are getting offered jobs left and right for more money. These guys are staying because they believe in what we’re doing here as a staff.”

>>>>

I guess the HC who put this staff together is clueless. haha

woobirdsatsunlife

Kevin Nelson just became my favorite Cane never to wear a jersey.

BUT -

Even if Allen Bailey breaks both of Pryor's legs, and we win by 5 TD's, it still won't erase the memories of what happened in the desert.

...Unless it happens in next years Natl Champ game :)

AfriCane

Evening Legion!
just got back from a brutal workout, super setting back and shoulders with an average of 30reps per exercise and not even a second rest between each super set. about this michael barrow fiasco, heres my take:

i remember mike. we were in school together and even back then, he was a good dude, always with a smile on his face, except for when he was demolishing FSU QBs on the field. LOL! he used to ride this bike into the student union building, singing, "its written all over your face, you dont have to say a word." he would crack at me for being a pimp, because i was always 'dapped' up. we were friends. he was always doing his own thing. you hardly ever saw him in a group with other ballers, like the other ballers did. and he was never at club Rolex, unlike Darrin smith, sapp and co. who were regulars there. and evidently, i was too.
seeing michael as a coach at the U means a lot to me, especially having known him. but it makes no sense that we would expect him to be here for eternity. he is not going to 'cut his teeth' in coaching by staying only at the U. He needs to learn from different systems and grow. He needs to learn from different coaches; he needs to build his repertoire and his resume. we are lucky to have him leave at a early stage in his coaching career. Let him make his mstakes with other programs. Hurtt was not a very good coach, neither is michael. all we've done is send 'em to pasture. one day, they will be 'jedi masters' at their trade. and that day will coincinde with when the U needs a new coach. chudinsky anyone? he is already a known name amongst OCs. i'm willing to bet that he's in line next as an HC at the U if shanon leaves. i think the whole concern about recruiting expertice is over played. no loss of a coach or recruiter leaving the U has ever hurt us, going back to schnelly. and that is especially true of coker. we really needed him to leave. cristobal was a supposed golden boy of recruiting; a lot of good thats doing him at FIUseless. he got to damar thomas before us and we still beat him to the kid. wasn't oregron at USC once with the cane. good luck to hurtt trying to ship kids to kentucky. KEN-effin-TUCKY? if anyone is paying any attention all the replacement coaches that shanon recently brought in were old cane coaches. there is drop off in identity with sofla kids.
and as for barrow going to gainesville, the turds should be worried; anyone seeing the movie "enemy amongst us?"
listen legion, not even acquiring shanon will help others out recruit us for kids in our back yard. BRING IT ON!!

SuperCooper

I love this kid

"Kevin Nelson
My grandma just ask me" son why are you so into the film and into the weight more than ever and who is the pryor fellow you talking bout" all i said is grandma this game depends on if ima get us out the projects. im humble and respect him as a player but he coming cross a player who dont care i have 9-10 years of anger... built up cuz yall cheated i was only 11 now ima man lets get it. leaving for the gym im out fb"

That my friends, is a kid that cares.

woobirdsatsunlife

Anyone have any realistic perspective on the recruitment of Brandon Knight?

One and done is fine with me...And if it's not okay with Donna, it proves to me that she's stuck in a time warp, and we need to move on as a university.

bahamacane

......

SOUP

MM01...I emailed Manny, but no repsonse yet. He must be busy.

miamimike01

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1049912

Top 10 Recruiters in the ACC

Esteban

mm01, i don't think it was voluntary. The info was at ESPN.

miamimike01

Where is Manny?

I didn't know Tenuta left ND, where'd you see that, Este?

Esteban

and i just watched Allen Hurns footage for the first time. I liked it.

Esteban

Jon Tenuta is now coaching with NC State - as LBs coach.

Daytoncane

why are the same guys getting injured every year?

Ray Buchanon might as well give up ever being a starter. he cannot stay on the field.

Figs might lose his spot as well if he doesn't stay healthy.

and like i said earlier, Shannon can easily find another LBs coach in the D 1AA ranks or even in some of the lower totem pole conferences. and that goes for any position coach.

solarcane

chris,
here is Shayon as a senior.
He will remind you alot of CMac covering punts.
He also gets off his block and gets to the ball carrier quick, and he tackles!!
he was on the news hear more than Storm Johnson for a good part of the season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqWuH8Cp_e4

Lurker

How bad was Green's injury last year?

Chris

Not sweating the Gators recruitment of Barrow. Every year it seems like they are trying to pin down another Canes legend. Remember last year when they tried to grab Kehoe?

Anyways, on a more significant topic, let's turn our attention to the forgotten Shayon Green. I can totally see him at MLB -- 6'2 235lb, he's the exact size of Sharpton now. He sat out his frosh year with a shoulder injury, so we didn't get to vet his potential. Here is what Shandel wrote last year:

Meet Shayon Green
by: Shandel Richardson March 30th, 2009 | 3:41 PM With the spring concluded, it's time to look forward to the start of the 2009 season. The Hurricanes signed 19 players for the class, but six have already enrolled and began competing for playing time. For the next couple weeks, I'll introduce you to the remaining 13. Today's installment is linebacker Shayon Green from Tifton County (Ga.) High …

Tifton County coach Jay Walls begins to chuckle before answering the question.

He's thinking back to the most impressive play made by linebacker Shayon Green in his
career. There were many memorable moments, considering Green was a three-year starter and one of the top players in Georgia.

But one play will always stick out.

Tifton County was playing Brooks County in the regular season. Green's assignment from the outside linebacker position was to hit the quarterback on the option. As expected, Green carried out his assignment but the quarterback pitched to the running back just in time.

"After he hit the quarterback, we had a breakdown in our pitch coverage," Walls said. "He got up from knocking the quarterback down, ran down the (running back) and tackled the kid. It was just a special play."

That about sums up the athleticism of Green. At 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, he's quick enough to run the third leg of his high school's 1,600 relay team. He's agile enough to compete in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles. And he's intelligent enough to learn one of the game's most complex positions in just one season.

Last year, Green moved to linebacker after starring at defensive end the three previous seasons. Despite the newness, he still was able to record a team-high 120 tackles, two sacks and force five fumbles at weakside linebacker in his team's 5-2 defense.

"I think it was a great move for me," said Green, who last ran the 40 in 4.59 seconds, but said it has improved. "It was good for me to be able to stand up (at linebacker). It was my first time playing. It took me a good two weeks to learn it. I had to learn my steps."

Green said the learning process was complete when during a game he read the guard's movement and it led him right to the ball-carrier. Since that moment, he's been earning strictly extra credit.

"What really stands out to me is his ability to run to the football," said Walls, his high school coach. "He's going to get to the football. I see him playing MIKE or SAM linebacker in college."

Tifton County is a town of just 20,000, but competes in the state's largest classification. The team was 8-4 last year and advanced to the second round of the Georgia Class 5A playoffs. So Green wasn't playing against small-school competition.

It is likely Green is an extreme talent if he receives Walls' endorsement. Walls is the former coach at Suwannee High in Live Oak, Fla. Sound familiar? Yes, he coached former UM cornerbacks Kelly Jennings and Bruce Johnson. Jennings was a first-round NFL draft pick, and Johnson is expected to be a late-round selection in April.

"Now, this is my third Miami guy," Walls said. "I think Miami would be pretty happy if he can get down there and be like the last two. I think that (Green) is going to see a lot of playing time at Miami. He's just got that ability to play on that level."

Lurker

This is not in reference to any of the posters on this page, but Barrow gets a feeler from UiF, and people, mostly on the crap pay sites, automatically go into "sky is falling" mode, insult the guy that's leaving, think there are fundamental problems with the program, the coach, etc, etc. The dubmass crocs just lost just about every coach they had, except Oscar (at least for now), and they snagged a decent recruiting class, didn't they?

Is a Canes fan first reaction when faced with minor adversity, annoyance, or the normal attrition that occurs everywhere, (including college sports), to immediately self-flagellate, or point fingers, or think the world is coming to an end, or that Randy is the suckiest head coach to walk the earth? I don't think that's the typical Canes fan, but there are a few, most of them on the pay sites, that go into full meltdown mode at the first sign of any little adversity.

I'm sure we all have enough anxiety in our daily lives where we don't need this crap getting in our heads.

Sorry for the rant - just had to go there.

SuperCooper

solar, Barrow didn't exactly do a good job as the LB's coach during the first go around. You have a point, hopefully he has learned and takes these guys to the next level.

ChicagoCane

Speaking of fat canes....I saw some picture of hurricanes standing on the sideline just in jerseys and no pads. Who is #69 or maybe #67? He is not listed on the roster and looks like he should be in his mom's basement reading a comic book?

solarcane

dz, randycane thanks!

Good luck with the employment thing Randycane.

I'm not exactly sure what it is that Barrow really coaches
Lovett attempts to coach the linebackers I believe.

I think we get jacked up on former players automatically being great coaches.


I often hear Kenny D will be a great QB coach, but what proof is there of that?
I'm all for giving him a shot, but I wouldn't be surprised if an experienced guy came and did better.

Barrow was a good linebacker here and the pros, but does he have the coaching skills?

Aubrey Hill couldn't get a receiver to catch but a part time guy seemed to know how to handle it.
On the other hand Hill seems to have a lot of the guys running good routes and focusing.

jmo


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miamimike01

Amen, brother

miamimike01

….Since the season ended, defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff has turned down three job offers from other schools while offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Joe Pannunzio and receivers coach Aubrey Hlll have each turned down two positions, according to Shannon. Even director of football operations Corey Bell was wooed by another school. “Our staff is a great staff no matter how much criticism we get,” Shannon said. “These guys are getting offered jobs left and right for more money. These guys are staying because they believe in what we’re doing here as a staff.”

--- Can we all agree now that these coaches know what they're doing? RS included?

That statement above I would describe as "LOYALTY". (among the staff)

Can we also lay to rest statements as, "we wouldn't miss him", or "he doesn't know what he's doing", and "so and so position has been crap lately"???

Proof that RS is doing well and these coaches are bought in. Players can't be far behind.

When are all of us going to fall in line???

404Canes404

ITS NICE TO HAVE COACHES THAT ARE WANTED ELSEWHERE!

….Since the season ended, defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff has turned down three job offers from other schools while offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Joe Pannunzio and receivers coach Aubrey Hlll have each turned down two positions, according to Shannon. Even director of football operations Corey Bell was wooed by another school. “Our staff is a great staff no matter how much criticism we get,” Shannon said. “These guys are getting offered jobs left and right for more money. These guys are staying because they believe in what we’re doing here as a staff.”

Canez1

Symonette has knee problems cause the kid weighs 500 friggin lbs!!!

They look like they are gonna buckle when he just stands there on the sidelines.

Cmon son hit the salad bar once in a while!

Watch out for Green! I have heard he is a badazz and is going to wreck shyte in the middle before he got hurt.

GO CANEZ!!!!!

DallasTX Cane

IMO some are just getting wrapped around the axle over nothing. dont sweat rumors. even if uf interviewed him or requested to, that could well be a game they're playing with the pro they're really targeting while making life a little more of a pain in the arse for RS.

Texascane

As I said before...I"m just glad we have people that other people want to talk to...

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