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February 03, 2010







UM since 2002:

2010 Class (28) - Ranked 24th
5-Star Players: 0
4-Star Players: 6
3-Star Players: 18

2009 Class (19) - Ranked 15th
5-Star Players: 1
4-Star Players: 9
3-Star Players: 8

2008 Class (33) - Ranked 5th
5-Star Players: 2
4-Star Players: 14
3-Star Players: 8

2007 Class (19) - Ranked 19th
5-Star Players: 1
4-Star Players: 7
3-Star Players: 8

2006 Class (22) - Ranked 14th
5-Star Players: 0
4-Star Players: 10
3-Star Players: 8

Compare this with Texas, who has probably the best recruiting engine going in the country under Mack Brown:

2010 Class (25) - Ranked 3rd
5-Star Players: 2
4-Star Players: 19
3-Star Players: 4

2009 Class (20) - Ranked 5th
5-Star Players: 3
4-Star Players: 11
3-Star Players: 6

2008 Class (20) - Ranked 14th
5-Star Players: 0
4-Star Players: 12
3-Star Players: 7

2007 Class (24) - Ranked 5th
5-Star Players: 2
4-Star Players: 15
3-Star Players: 5

2006 Class (25) - Ranked 5th
5-Star Players: 2
4-Star Players: 11
3-Star Players: 12

Thus, by comparison since 2006:

5-Star Players UM: 4 UT: 9
4-Star Players UM: 46 UT: 68
3-Star Players UM: 50 UT: 34

Bottom line, Mack Brown gets his players locked up in April. Check out Rivals in late April, and you'll see 18-20 committments already made for 2011. And apart from Ryan Perelioux, virtually no one decommits. This is the standard that I would love to see Shannon reach.




The D. Campbell mentioned earlier, from Milford as an OG, still isn't listed as having signed anywhere yet per Scout. Also, a TE prospect we had some interest in at one point, Zach Swanson, signed with UVa today.


I think we have taken for granted that Freshman and Sophomores AREN'T supposed to start. The great 'Canes team were not champions because they had 6 or 7 Freshman starting.

They had players that paid their dues. They sat behind the upperclassman for 2 - 3 years and learned a system. Then when they were Juniors and Seniors, it was their time to shine.

Quarterback U was built by having guys like Testeverde, Walsh, Erickson and even Toretta sit for 3 years. I remember when KC Jones started as a Freshman center and that was a BIG DEAL!

I think we need a reality check. Randy has the right philosophy by going after Athletic Raw Talent. He was forced to put these kids in as Freshman and Sophomore. Now the next wave of kids need time to learn, get stronger, so they can be better contributers as RS Sophomores and not True Freshman. We are finally building depth again. I like it.


Damn Ibis i didn't know you went to FSU. I started way back in 2000. Yeah I wear my UM sh!t all the time. If you lived on Belle Vue you where in the heart of the gameday fesivities

Posted by: moneycane | February 03, 2010 at 10:17 PM

I loved it. I used to party at my house then walk out the front door and be off to the games. Walk over to Indian Village and party with some of my boys and the FSU marching band would swing through balling out.

I love my Canes and always want to see them destroy FSU but living up there and being next to the stadium was good times. The gameday atmosphere of a college town is something UM is truly missing.

FSU isn't the same though. When I 1st went up there FSU was #1 party school year in aand year out. Parties were a sea of people that filled entire apartment complexes. Then TPD got that infrared helicopter to break it all up. Those days are over. TPD got Tally on lockdown.


880 and time to go.



Truth that was awesome. I think I heard the swelling of strings at the end.


I agree with you Truth.. I like this class a lot.

I was more surprised by AB than by who we didn't get at the end.


BG, really enjoyed that video of Nelson and Davis! I think that video more than made up for these little hat games that have become popular lately. It's good to see that despite their family situations, these kids were really appreciative of fulfilling a lifelong dream...


Positions that have to be settled by end of Spring, or as Fall rages on: LT,RT,MLB,SS,C...

Posted by: CaneRock | February 03, 2010 at 09:57 PM

SS is taken care of with Ray Ray right?


So did we get Hopfinger?

He didn't declare with any school so I guess that means he's a walk-on at UM?








Early Claude Davis Highlights Coach Comments DE 6-5 260 Lakeland, FL/East Mississippi CC
Early Austin Reiter Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-4 210 Bradenton, FL/Lakewood Ranch HS
Early Curtis Weatherspoon Highlights Coach Comments LB 6-1 205 St. Petersburg, FL/Dean College
Early Brandon Wilkinson Highlights Coach Comments DE 6-4 215 Venice, FL/Venice Senior HS
7:57 a.m. Chris Veron Highlights Coach Comments K 6-3 210 Ocala, FL/Forest HS
8:24 a.m. Tony Kibler Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-5 315 Belle Glade, FL/Glades Day School
8:36 a.m. Jamius Gunsby Highlights Coach Comments QB 6-4 220 LaGrange, GA /LaGrange HS
8:59 a.m. Jake Kaufman Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-8 320 Jersey City, NJ/St. Peters Preparatory School
9:01 a.m. Hans Louis Highlights Coach Comments LB 6-0 210 Hollywood, FL/Chaminade Madonna College Prep
9:04 a.m. Marcus Shaw Highlights Coach Comments RB 5-9 187 Arcadia, FL/Desoto HS
10:49 a.m. Michael Hayes Highlights Coach Comments RB 5-9 192 Breham, TX/Blinn College
10:57 a.m. Mark Joyce Highlights Coach Comments DB 6-1 200 Deland, FL/Deland HS
11:23 a.m. Tiger Powell Highlights Coach Comments RB 6-1 210 Lake City, FL/Columbia HS - North
11:33 a.m. Jamaal Montague Highlights Coach Comments WR 6-3 190 Lake City, FL/Columbia HS - North
11:45 a.m. Deonte Welch Highlights Coach Comments WR 6-0 185 Williston, FL/Williston HS
12:16 p.m. Todd Chandler Highlights Coach Comments DT 6-0 310 Miami, FL/Miami Northwestern HS
12:17 p.m. Reshard Cliett Highlights Coach Comments S 6-2 191 Thomasville, GA/Thomas Country Central HS
1:46 p.m. Terrence Mitchell Highlights Coach Comments DB 5-10 165 Tampa, FL/Hillsborough HS
2:04 p.m. Quinterrius Eatmon Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-6 320 Prichard, AL/C F Vigor HS


Damn Ibis i didn't know you went to FSU. I started way back in 2000. Yeah I wear my UM sh!t all the time. If you lived on Belle Vue you where in the heart of the gameday fesivities



we need to shut the door on these guys picking MNW and sofl kids

Chris Acosta OL 6-3 262 Fr. Miami, Fla. (Hileah)
Josh Bellamy WR 6-0 205 Jr. St. Petersburg, Fla. (Butte)
Jamaine Brooks OL 6-4 300 Fr. Miami, Fla. (Palmetto)
Dominique Brown QB 6-2 215 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods)
Preston Brown LB 6-2 232 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Northwest)
B.J. Butler OLB 6-2 254 Fr. Kissimmee, Fla. (Osceola)
Lacy Coleman DE 6-4 223 Fr. Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek)
Jarrett Davis WR 5-10 164 Fr. College Park, Ga. (Sandy Creek)
Tyon Dixon LB 6-0 190 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerain)
Kai Dominguez WR 6-1 175 Fr. Montvale, N.J. (St. Joseph’s Regional)
Brandon Dunn DL 6-3 268 Fr. Louisville, Ky. (Pleasure Ridge Park)
Michaelee Harris WR 6-0 187 Fr. Miami, Fla. (Northwestern)
Kamal Hogan RB 5-11 198 Fr. Montvale, N.J. (St. Joseph’s Regional)
Corvin Lamb RB 5-9 204 Fr. Miami, Fla. (Northwestern)
Jordon Paschal CB 5-9 172 Fr. Trotwood, Ohio (Trotwood-Madison)
Senorise Perry WR 6-0 180 Fr. Summerville, Ga. (Chattooga)
Stephan Robinson WR 5-8 175 Fr. Louisville, Ky. (Central)
Deon Rogers LB 6-2 186 Fr. Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Treasure Coast)
Jake Smith OL 6-3 313 Fr. Jacksonville, Ala. (Jacksonville)
Marcus Smith ATH 6-4 211 Fr. Columbus, Ga. (Hardaway)


is it safe to blog again?


Ahh Tapley at UNC didn't hear about that.


you bet


Ibis you went to FSU? I'm from Tally

Posted by: moneycane | February 03, 2010 at 09:46 PM

I live in Palm Beach now. I went to FSU from 96-2002. I had a house right on Belle Vue that dead ended into the stadium. Crazy Times!

I used to love sporting my Cane gear up there. I used to run into Hurricane fans all the time plus most of my HS either went to FSU or UF if they didn't into UM. Most of them were all Canes.

I'll never forget when Dorsey came into Doak and tore FSU apart. They knew there run was over.


mm01 thanks


Positions that have to be settled by end of Spring, or as Fall rages on: LT,RT,MLB,SS,C...



Time Signee Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown High School Video
Enrolled D.J. Bunn DB 6-0 205 Smithfield, N.C. Smithfield-Selma Video
Enrolled Sean Fitzpatrick
TE 6-5 235 Pittsford, N.Y.
Pittsford-Menden Video
Enrolled James Hurst
OL 6-7 305 Plainfield, Ind. Plainfield Video
Enrolled T.J. Leifheit OL 6-7 320 Wilmington, N.C. Hoggard Video
Enrolled Brandon Willis DL 6-3 270 Duncan, S.C. Byrnes Video
7:45 a.m. Nick Appel OL 6-6 310 Vienna, Va. Bishop O'Connell Video
7:49 a.m. Tre Boston ATH 6-1 185 Cape Coral, Fla. North Ft. Myers Video
8:10 a.m. Jabari Price DB 6-0 175 Pompano Beach, Fla. Blanche Ely Video
8:18 a.m. Giovanni Bernard RB 5-10 205 Davie, Fla. St. Thomas Aquinas Video
8:20 a.m. Brendon Felder WR 5-10 175 Monroeville, Pa. Gateway Video
8:40 a.m. Russell Bodine OL 6-4 290 Scottsville, Va. Fork Union M.A. Video
8:50 a.m. P.J. Clyburn
LB 6-2 215 Statesville, N.C. West Iredell
8:51 a.m. Tim Jackson
6-5 235 St. Petersburg, Fla. Gibbs Video
8:54 a.m.
Kareem Martin DL 6-6 245 Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Roanoke Rapids
9:04 a.m. Ty Linton LB 6-2 215 Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte Christian Video
9:15 a.m.
Quinton Alton ATH
6-6 250 Memphis, Tenn. Hillcrest Video
9:28 a.m. Carlos Gray DT 6-3 290 Pinson, Ala. Pinson Video

9:30 a.m. Reggie Wilkins ATH 5-10 175 Shelby, N.C. Crest Video
9:33 a.m. Sean Tapley
ATH 6-1 185 Jacksonville, Fla. Raines
9:50 a.m. Darius Lipford LB 6-3 215 Lenoir, N.C. Hibriten Video

10:53 a.m. Ethan Farmer ATH 6-3 255 Tabor City, N.C. South Columbus



Signed Time Name Ht, Wt, Position Hometown (High School)
4:36 pm Christian Green 6-2, 200, WR Tampa, FL (Tampa Catholic)
4:29 pm Nigel Terrell 6-2, 215, LB Pelham, AL (Pelham)
1:13 pm Christian Jones 6-3, 225, LB Winter Park, FL (Lake Howell)
1:03 pm Telvin Smith 6-3, 205, LB Valdosta, GA (Lowndes County)
12:46 pm Tank Sessions 6-5, 230, TE Decatur, GA (Columbia)
12:16 pm Bjoern Werner 6-4, 264, DE Salisbury, CT (Salisbury School)
11:58 am Kenny Shaw 6-0, 160, WR Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips)
11:19 am Mike Harris 6-0, 185, CB Miami, FL (EL Camino CC/South Miami)
11:19 am Damien Jacobs 6-3, 294, DT Houma, LA (H.L Bourgeois)
11:19 am Lamarcus Joyner 5-8, 175, CB Ft. Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas)
10:49am Darious Cummings 6-3, 267, DL Titusville, FL (Astronaut)
10:41am Cameron Erving 6-5, 290, DT Moultrie, GA (Colquitt County)
9:56am Terrence Brooks 5-10, 180, CB Dunnellon, FL (Dunnellon)
9:56am Holmes Onwukaife 6-3, 230, LB Cedar Park, TX (Cedar Park)
9:41am De'Joshua Johnson 5-11, 150, WR Pahokee, FL (Pahokee)
9:25am Will Tye 6-3, 230, TE Salisbury, CT (Salisbury School)
8:55am Greg Dent 6-0, 190, WR Belle Glade, FL (Glades Central)
8:38am Dan Foose
6-6, 295, OL
Paramus, NJ (Paramus Catholic)

7:32am Chad Abram 6-0, 190, S Lakeland, FL (Kathleen)
7:09am Jarred Haggins 6-0, 185, WR Lakeland, FL (Lakeland)
* Jeff Luc 6-1, 230, LB Port St. Lucie, FL (Treasure Coast)
* Anthony McCloud
6-3, 295, DT Thomasville, GA (Itawamba CC, Thomas County)
* Debrale Smiley
6-0, 235, RB
Thomasville, GA (Itawamba CC, Thomas County)
* Clint Trickett
6-2, 175, QB
Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian)


Miami, Florida - A list of athletes who signed letters-of-intent on Wednesday to participate in football at Miami:


Jermaine Barton, ol, 6-7, 283, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale

Jeffrey Brown, dl, 6-3, 275, Evanston (Ill.) HS.

Malcolm Bunche, ol, 6-7, 328, Milford (N.Y.) Prep, Newark, Del.

Stephen Morris, qb, 6-2, 183, Monsignor Pace HS, Miami

Kelvin Cain, lb, 6-3, 226, Buchanam HS, Clovis, Calif.

Eduardo Clements, rb, 5-9, 183, Booker T. Washington HS, Miami

Asante Cleveland, te, 6-5, 240, Christian Brothers, Sacramento.

Tyrone Cornelius, lb, 6-2, 195, Stephenson HS, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Devont'a Davis, db, 6-0, 166, Gainesville (Fla.) HS

Jeremy Davis, db, 6-0, 188, Fort Myers HS, Cape Coral

Jonathan Feliciano, ol, 6-5, 318, Western HS, Davie

James Gaines, lb, 6-3, 205, Canisius HS, Getzville, N.Y.

Chase Ford, te, 6-6, 245, Kilgore JC, Corrigan, Texas

Tavadis Glenn, ol, 6-5, 300, Raines HS, Jacksonville

Maurice Hagens, rb, 5-11, 237, Tampa Bay Tech HS, Riverview

Darion Hall, rb, 5-11, 190, Lely HS, Naples

Allen Hurns, wr, 6-3, 175, Carol City HS, Miami

Storm Johnson, rb, 6-0, 212, Loganville (Ga.) HS

Brandon Linder, ol, 6-6, 290, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Southwest Ranches

Shane McDermott, ol, 6-3, 275, Palm Beach Central HS, Lake Worth

Kevin Nelson, lb, 6-0, 213, Gainesville (Fla.) HS

Keion Payne, db, 5-10, 160, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale

David Perry, dl, 6-6, 230, University School, Pembroke Pines

Kacy Rodgers, db, 6-1, 200, Southlake Carroll HS, Southlake, Texas.

Andrew Tallman, te, 6-5, 240, Boston College HS, Carthage, N.Y.

Delmar Taylor, dl, 6-3, 270, Miami Beach HS, Miami

Clive Walford, te, 6-4, 215, Glades Central HS, Belle Glade

Travis Williams, lb, 6-3, 200, Lake Taylor HS, Norfolk, Va.



I doesn't appear that Randy is going to move practice. In his presser today he mentioned that the young QB's will get lots of snaps and that they will have an idea who backup will be for 2010.

Truth can U shine some light?


Funny how we all know damien berry was the best runner on the team, but shannon wasn't about to let jacory get pulvarized back their risking berry picking up a block or to. speaking of which, tommie robinson will have his work cut out for him on the runningbacks blocking front.

So far robinson ahs done a real adequate job with the runningbacks, in comes miller, track spped and a legit 215/220pd guy


Truth, I woudl hope they (AD and co.) are paying attention, and of course I don't know who is saying what, but I would figure when it comes to fans, alot of it is taken with a grain of salt


Ibis you went to FSU? I'm from Tally


Funny how we all know damien berry was the best runner on the team, but shannon wasn't about to let jacory get pulvarized back their risking berry picking up a block or to. speaking of which, tommie robinson will have his work cut out for him on the runningbacks blocking front.

So far robinson ahs done a real adequate job with the runningbacks, in comes miller, track spped and a legit 215/220pd guy


" I was mostly irritated that he made me almost late to my spin class!"

fug um Mary its all about The Q ! lol

who else can get I, me, and my crammed into a 14 word sentence?.. you rock kid!


I like the way we are headed and will continue to support what Randy is doing. We all remember 2000-2003. How many people remember 1997-1999.

Posted by: moneycane | February 03, 2010 at 08:56 PM

I lived in Trailerhassee from 1996-2002. I used to take so much heat from FSU fans as I wore my Cane gear on campus. I used to tell them they don't understand what's being built by Butch down in Gables. It sure didn't help when our own fans were flying planes around the OB calling for Butch's head. 96-98 were hell. FSU thought they'd be on top of the world forever.

Then 99-2002 happened and the rest is history. Many of friends had so much crow to eat and have been eating crow for a decade now.

Randy knows exactly what he's doing. We're going to taake another huge step forward next year with a loss here or there and then greatness.

I'll never forget in 99' I hosted a party at my house and I was surrounded by Noles. They were all talking mad shyt and when that game ended I must say they all got laughed out of my house.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

so we go from Louis Nix and Todd Chandler to Jeffrey Brown and Delmar Taylor...i sure hope they know what theyre doing....

Posted by: SlingBlade | February 03, 2010 at 07:34 PM


I'd say the difference is Nix and Chandler are better prepared and football experience for maybe a year, MAYBE two. But physically you can't compare Chandler to Taylor and Jeffrey Brown seems like a serious baller who's below the radar because he didn't play much his junior year. Nix would need a lot of development too but in a different way than Brown.

If we had to have both of them contribute right now, Nix and Chandler would be more important.

In two years...I'm not so sure.




Such a tease. You are in the same room with me Monday night and say nothing but it's all cake and marshmallows the rest of the week! ;-)

. . . And I am truly happy with this recruiting class. I was kidding about Henderson before. Would have liked to have him but we don't absolutely need him. I was mostly irritated that he made me almost late to my spin class! You think stadium cake works itself off?!


with so many schools already setting their spring game date
Is Randy hanging back to give Jacory more time to heal up?


It was said last year, that with randy shannon at the helm, he's taking all that excitment out of national signing day, because we'll more than likely always know exactly who's coming in for the most part, because he comes at recruits like men, and hold them to their word. We already had our class in place, and today was only about receiving faxes and seeing who else wanted to join the train. I like how at randy's press conference he wasn't to hype about it and could care less about a press conference talking about kids who haven't done nothing yet.

bg, that link you put up their with the UM clips where jimmy johnson, irvin and shannon were at the mikes, it was funny as hell to me, cause you know shannon was up their trying to maintain a certain image just in case the team was watching at the same time he's up their with his peers in irvin and trying not to get to rowdy, lol.
People don't know, shannon a wild dude for the most part, he's just a grown mature man right now, on that football field he was always like that.

Off it oo he was always like that. shannon and irvin being roommates, trust me, it wasn't the magic johnson/ac green type friendship. People don't like shannon because they want a different type personality as the face of the team etc. etc. shannon not into all that spot light on himself, that's been his hardest adjustment, being in the forefront like that, he'd rather win championships, be happy and f all those accolades.

shannon knows he got the majority of his peers backing him up, he knows the brotherhood at UM, one he help build, so you already know what type of players he's going to try his best and bring in here.
He's been doing that, and this class is another example of shannon getting a young man word and that young man keeping his word from the beginning.

I for one, whether seantrel committed here or not, i could basically give a ratz nickel, cause these days, you get a guy like that, and alot of people feel like, ok, we're straight now, i don't care what how many stars you got, not to many recruits are going to come in and be better than the player/s in front of him. I'm glad seantrel didn't come here for the simple fact that had he not being able to crack the lie-up his freshman year, the bust label would have come out, or people would've been saying we playing favorites or whatever.

I'm trying to see how was he going to start over ben jones, jermaine johnson, malcom bunche, franklin, guys like that, do that and now we're impressed. Other than that, you just some over sized highschool kid coming in that has to get his strength and weight up. Add to the fact that he's coming from minnesota, would've had a lot to prove down here, keeps the pressure off of him for real.

The only thing i could see that would have been good about him coming here is, it would've made the guys in front of him work a lil bit more harder, that's all.

This class is what we needed and true to form, shannon continues to fill the smae galring needs that alot of us see and of course he sees them. So they got us ranked low as one of the dissappointing teams, lol, i luv that, cause later on when people will try and figure out, how is Miami winning wit hthese players we never really heard of, simple, it's in the secret.

Congratulations and rounds of applause for shannon and crew for the real UM players that are now here. Also congratulations to all the players who had an opportunity to be able to go to the college of their choosing whether they came to UM or not.
I always like to see that, guys getting a chance to choose whatever college they wanted to go to, corey lemons from what i've seen never said he was coming to UM, and he made a choice unpopular to those around him, but nonetheless, he made a choice that he thought was best for him, congratulations young man.

With that being said, the guys we got, we rooting for yall all day, and plus you'll have the older Canes from times past watching and training with yall and leading the way. This class that was just brought in though, they are a bunch of leaders, somebody criticized and called it different names when the kids made it a point not to talk to any recruit not committed to UM, they saw it as a negative, i see it as a bunch of young guys on the same page with their own minds about what they want to do, who stuck together and became bonded before a paper fax amde it official, whochose to set the tone how they saw fit, that's leadership and unison.

To listen to devonta davis and nelson talk as young jits fresh out of highschool, they made me proud, miamimike been talking about them for a long time, and his analysis of them is coming to fruition.

The guy i really wanted in this class though was asante clevland, not sure where he'll end up already at 235, but if he stays a tight-end, we got ourselves a physical guy in the run game and if he can maintain speed, he's going to be a nsty one.
We got athletes all over the field again.

Time to start tuning out alot of these guys on here who are calling this class a dissappointment, i'm not sure how they can come to that assessment. We can all come to the assessment that this recruiting class was successful in bring the numbers up at the positions that we needed them, now will the majority of them turn out to be productive players, stay tuned, but they all have that hunger in their hearts to do great things, and it'll all start to show.

The Truth

And I'm not frustrated, I just think people are stupid to put this program and these new kids down.




another kick in my nudzak

UNC's spring game is going to be televised on ESPN WTF.. UNC?

The Truth


It's fixed ;-)

The Tease


I get emails...if you don't think the AD and co don't pay attention...


Truth, suprised to see you a little frustrated tonight. I thought everyone was pretty well behaved today.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

With the way Henderson talked about Stoutland for those couple of seconds, thought for sure we had him. Oh well, this was a pretty craptacular signing day. It happens.

Spring practice can't come soon enough.

Posted by: SuperCooper | February 03, 2010 at 06:08 PM


Come on, now Super, I think the class is great, athlete-wise, size-speed-wise and need-wise. All those guys today were icing. The ones who didn't come were because of depth, distance or just play old wanted to play somewhere else. Notice that Cleveland came because of the lack of depth at his position.

Also, it takes a minute before Shannon can walk into a home and say, "We're going to win at least one championship while you're here. Here's where you sign."

Most importantly, these kids in this class all seemed to be BOSSES mentally, every last one of them. I honestly can't say that about any of Shannon's classes thus far, top to bottom.

We're about 85% Shannonite now. One year at a time.

As someone else said, I think it was USAF, PETRI was the biggest acquisition this year, not any kid. I think he'll do much better than 25% better than Hurtt.

It's about to be on in CG.


milford Academy website has Derrick Campbell signed with the U and info on that


Meyer was lying to the offensive recruits this year. He was telling them he is going to run a pro style offense. This was being reported on espn. Then jsq's imaginary husband herbstreit said that is not going to happen.

The Tease



Sincerely - we'd make one hellacious couple.

Cake is hot. But give me some marshmallow fluff and you some pasties and you'd REALLY be in big trouble.

Do you have any idea how many licks it takes to get marshmallow fluff off of certain parts of the female anatomy??

I'm just sayin...


Yeah Truth I was spoiled as well. It was a hell of a ride from 2000-2002. 37 games in a row (counting the 2003 Fiesta bowl). I also was present in 1997 when we got the snot stomped out of us 47-0 by FSU. In 1995 we got mudstomped by UCLA and FSU. Some guy named Ray Lewis was on that team. Man if the internets where around in those days sheesh.


Any unsigned players out there? How many scholly's are left?

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

maybe Snoop Dog did a good job of selling Dad

a snake oil salesman like Kiffin , yea that's were I would want my kid to play

Posted by: Hurricanedave | February 03, 2010 at 05:43 PM


Yeah, I'm actually surprised his dad would okay that after all the shyt he talked in that interview. And they're MOVING to whatever city he plays in. Hmmm.

But supposedly, Seantrel liked USC way back when, so it's cool.

With Hurtt gone and Hill and Gonella taking over I think we'll start landing more of these far-away kids.

The Truth

Money - you hear what I'm saying.

I don't get this fanbase. Well, I do understand what they are the way they are:

They got spoiled.

Anyone that knows a spoiled child knows how obnoxious they are.

It took 100 years for Michigan to have the history it does. Bama? Almost as long.

Miami has it in a meteor flash and they have a misguided sense of entitlement.

And, most of them, don't know sh*t about football.


Truth, on an unrelated note, I made the suggestion you change your Canespace name to "The Tease" after that post about feeding me stadium cake last night.

Film at 11.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

i wanted Henderson, but not a lot. More indifferent than anything. More hoping that Ben Jones takes his game to the next level this spring and solidifies the OL. If not him than Johnson or White. Bunche can be added to that. Jones is the front runner though to me.

Posted by: Esteban | February 03, 2010 at 05:52 PM


Yeah, those cats are the real keys to next year. Stoutland and Petri, man, it all starts and stops with them. Didn't Shannon say before the season, "Jacory CANNOT get hurt." 35 fukin sacks.



Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

JJ's interview most of it....

Q: What is your take on high-maintenance NFL receivers like Brandon Marshall? Do you take a chance on a guy that's a good player on Sunday but he's a pain in the ass?

A: "It's got to concern you. Jerry Jones and I had this conversation at the Super Bowl last year because he was aking me whether or not to keep Terrell Owens. It depends a lot on your head coach. These receivers that come in with a lot of baggage . . . what that does is it takes away from your head coach's time because you're continually putting out fires. That's part of the job and as a head coach you've got to do that. But there's only so much you can put up with. You have to weigh everything and say, 'Is he that good that it's worth it?' Obviously, everybody wants to have Andre Johnson. He's the best in the league as a player and as a person. But there's not that many Andre Johnsons out there. There's a lot of Braylon Edwards, Terrell Owens and Ochocincos."

Q: What kind of a year do you think Randy Shannon had with the Hurricanes?

A: "Randy Shannon had a really good year. When you consider all the injuries they had and how young the team was . . . I thought he had a good year. Now, you'd like the team to finish on a winning note against Wisconsin. But I think they'll be much better next year."

Q: With National Signing Day less than a week away, are all those recruiting lists overrated as far as where UM ranks?

A: "I think Randy and his staff have zeroed in on what they need to improve as a team. Look at some of the great classes that we had. Jimmie Jones did not have a single offer. Russell Maryland had one offfer. Rob Chudzinski . . . Villanova was the only offer. So we took a lot of players that we wanted, but weren't highly recruited. I think Randy is doing the same thing. He has proven in the last few years that he knows talent and he knows how to recruit."

Q: Were you happy with the way "The U" documentary came out?

A: "I liked a lot of things about it. I was disappointed they didn't emphasize the graduation rate as much as what they should have. When I went to Miami the graduation rate was 33 percent. When I left it was 88 percent. They graduated everybody last year. They talked a lot about us taking guys from the inner-city. But it was almost like, 'We took them from the inner-city, and we went out there and beat everybody, but then left it hanging after that.' Those guys got their degrees, and that's something I'm very proud of. So I was disappointed in that.

"Michael Strahan told me he loved it. He said he watched five minutes of "The U" and said, 'Man, I wish I would have played for you.' He said it looked like y'all had a ball. . . . Some of the stuff was funny. I know it was controversial and I wasn't there when it happened, but when Miami played Texas and Randall Hill coming down that ramp shooting those guns -- I was cracking up."


Truth what you are saying would make perfect sense if you were talking to a rational group of people. For the life of me I can't understand all of the negativity that surrounds this program. A time out is called in the second quarter of a game and that's reason enough for our "fans" to want to fire a coach.

I understand that we are all jaded about our beloved Canes not being the top dog. No dynasty last forever. This same fanbase would be calling for Bellichicks head if we were the Patriots. Some things take time and patience. IMO we have improvd every year. We went from having a punter as an option for WR to having so many talented players that other top WR are concerned about seeing the field if they come here.

I like the way we are headed and will continue to support what Randy is doing. We all remember 2000-2003. How many people remember 1997-1999.


I hope McKinnie changed his cell number.


I definitely misinterpreted J's comment yesterday though. I figured SH wasn't likely to go to USC but obviously it was the exact opposite. Hard to assume anything with Ed Orgeron is involved though. What a crazy way to work the media.


Finally getting to really catch up a bit. Looks like an entertaining day, to say the least, especially with how the day ended with SH. Frankly I don't see any major surprises with the uncommitted folks, as I figured Cleveland would probably come our way (other than that I thought we might have had a better shot with Ego Ferguson). Still, I really didn't expect us to sign more than 1-2 of these guys at best. The fact that the verbals were true to their words and that we have a lot of very good looking ballplayers with good attitudes bodes well.

All that being said, I can hope and think the class is a very good one, but we can all only really start to comment in 2-3 years. I still have no idea why we have recruiting classes rated. Maybe we should all rate every president as to the job done when they're first elected, too....


has good leg drive, a flat back. Comes out nice, low, and hard.

Posted by: bg1906 | February 03, 2010 at 07:33 PM

Save that kind of talk for after 10 PM. LOL




Be back later people. Lates!



It was all over that we had him. Then it bombed. I swear I think Orgeron was behind it all. I'm glad you clarified that. He's a weasley bastard.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Interesting stats Aqua. I'm surprised about Dallas and LA, not so much the northern or mid-western cities.

SoFl is football country par excellence. It'd be interesting to see how the OH-Western-PA corridor compares to SoFl.


Posted by: The Truth | February 03, 2010 at 08:31 PM

Lets go play ball!



The Truth

Even Lamar would have to admit that if all their business was out there in 1988 like it is now the kids that ended up at Miami wouldve played CRAZY games with all the recruiting site, fans and the schools.

That 2001/2002 team was built in a different era of football than now...just a few years later.

It's a completely different time.

All the info is out there...acurate or not and now more than ever these kids have real choices, other opportunities.


Really! WOW! I thought U fans were stronger.
This class is very solid-how many OL make headlines or 5*. Think about what we have that NEVER played a down...Lamar Miller, Dryon Dye, Shayon Green, and Gavin Harden.
Ray Ray & Streeter did not play much. DL & LB were hurt. Everyone cried about OL. REALLY....
Do you not think that this class and what we have won't be better if healhy! RB should be awesome! Dye 6-5 240, Green 6-2 235, Harden 6-5 245... Those are MEN! You have to look at the TEAM! Let be more positive!

The Truth

I can't imagine all the drama today.

I'm surprized ego ended up as LSU and not FSU.

I'm surprize some people really think Miami "lost" out on some players.

I personally thought Henderson was ours until Orgeron $tepped in. He's such a loathesome swine of an individual.

Love his coaching ability. But he's a really bad dude.


The class is great. To me great is defined by grabbing and getting who we targeted. Yes, a few "got away" but every school has a few get away.

To some of miami's wonderful fans it's all about getting the kids that eveyone else wanted. Well...

Take a look at little 3 star Payne's offer list.
Storms... Linders.

We have kids everyone wanted.

But more importantly we got kids that are driven, mentaly tough and explosive - they play BBall, right? ;-) Sure hope they can all dunk.

Anyway, You guys still don't understand that on a day like today the only real dissapointment was Henderson. Because he is so talented and at a position we really couldve used.

But that's ONE kid.

No one defected. All our commitments signed and these kids are ready to compete.

Not like McCartney.

For me, this is a sad day only cuz I see how uneducated and nasty this fanbase is. They don't understand that you really can dig up a team full of Santana Moss's and Ed Reeds and win...

More than that, this fan base is so caught up in the ritual of "winning" an 18 yr old's signature that they forget Miami went that rout and FAILED.

With a roster FULL of 4-5 star kids they got trucked by LSU 40-3.

With a roster FULL of 4-5 star kids they went 6-6 in 2006.

A roster full of 4-5 star kids don't work here. Those kids want hand outs and favors and pats on the back - then they play like world beaters.

Here they get a half full stadium, less than impressive work out facilities and someone letting them know they ain't sh*t till they DO something.

Kevin Nelson will thrive here.
Alan Hurns will thrive here.
Travis Williams will thrive here.

They aren't looking for favors.
They don't care about pretty.
They know they ain't sh*t until Ray, Clint, Mike and Tez say they are.

Randy knows the type of kids he wants.

The fans don't want them until these TD's, picks and sacks.

The problem is Randy needs to win so that all of this looks like a painting.

Right now there are lots of dots like in a Monet and everyone has their faces pressed right up against, disecting it, remarking at the colors and patterns - needing to take a step back to see the masterpiece unfolding.

5-7, 7-5, 9-4...what's next?

Recruiting is the life blood of the program. I am NOT saying 5 star kids are all punks. I am NOT saying 5 star kids aren't worth having or that they'll all fail.

What I am saying is TODAY's 5 star kid has high expectations for what the fans, the school and the community will do for THEM.

That works at USC. That works at UF.

That don't work here. It didn't when Coker was trying to pull a USC and won't work now under Randy.

Miami is a VERY different place boys and girls.

Randy is doing the right things...little by little.

No one cared how much time was put in before Howard or during Howards time.

Jimmy had a built in recipe and followed it to a T.

Same with Dennis.

Butch recruiited like a ninja and his staff mined kids like no ones business, but...

The Internet came.

Trust me, if the Internet was the INTERNET when Portis was coming out or when Irvin was playing HS you probably wouldn't have seen them in a Miami uniform. Their personalities would have exploded and gone the way of half the other big heads out there in the game today.

Can you imagine Clint with a spotlight and a microphone at 18??!!!

My god.

Anyway, 2010 is here. BCS time. This is it.

Juniors and Sophs, with better backups and a full roster of PLAYERS. This is going to be a good season.

Just wait...


I mean interview


I'm going to be working a new recruit soon.

More info to come.!


canechic yea I don't like the man either.

We are gonna be fine.
I like how Randy is building so the team can reload postions rather than try and have a short term success then start over again.


Nelson's and Davis' signing ceremony.



Posted by: The Truth | February 03, 2010 at 07:58 PM

It got crazy when the reports started coming out that Seantrel picked us. MANY false reports out there all over the news. BUT I wouldn't be surprised if that was an orchestrated effort by Mr Kiffin and Mr Orgeron.


so what did i miss while i was gone?

The Truth

Are we having fun yet?


Solar he is still a lying slim! We had many a ranked class....only time will tell!


Truth I need a synopsis on your actual feeling on the class ( I think it is very good not GREAT)....
What you think of the way the staff closed the recruiting scene?
Who still isn't in? And who could be a grade casualty or late E.E>/.

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

I wouldnt be surprised if he lied about that as well

Im just waiting for the news that Timmys poor performance at the Senior Bowl was due to the fact that he was 2 months pregnant with Oscars child


so much for "Meyer's lying azz heart attack drama is going to kill Florida's recruiting chances watch and see"










Wow. Per ESPN Florida just had the "Greatest recruiting class of ALL TIME". Some of these players haven't even taken a pizz at there perspective schools so how can you quantify their worth. I remember a few years back Josh Jarboe was going to be one of the best receivers ever for the Sooners and then.....

Posted by: moneycane | February 03, 2010 at 07:03 PM

He ended up at Troy and I STILL have heard NOTHING about him.


so we go from Louis Nix and Todd Chandler to Jeffrey Brown and Delmar Taylor...i sure hope they know what theyre doing....


solar, my guess is the JUCO kid. Of the high schoolers I'd guess Asante Cleveland for the same reason I chose the JUCO kid (chase ford). TE is the land of opportunity for a new guy to get immediate extensive playing time not including special teams. I chose Cleveland over the other TE recruits cause I liked his blocking skills. That's what will get him on the field right away.

Posted by: Esteban | February 03, 2010 at 06:26 PM

His blocking skills are A+. He has good leg drive, a flat back. Comes out nice, low, and hard. I like him and think he'll be a good one before its all over and we'll laugh how he was ONLY a 2 Star recruit. HAHAHAHA!




Did we survive?



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

I didnt see anything about Cole Marcoux signing a LOI

Maybe hes going to be a late addition to the 2010 class







With NSD over here is a retrospective look at how some of the Johnny 5-stars from 2006 panned out



None of the above. It's Hammerheads fault, lol.

Posted by: raizecane | February 03, 2010 at 07:18 PM

There it is, right there! LOL!


you cant blame Coker cause everybody stood around and watched him do it. .


So if Coker didn't bring Miami down, then who did? Shalala? Paul Dee? Sebastian the Ibis?

You tell me.

Posted by: CanesFanStuckInCali | February 03, 2010 at 06:44 PM

None of the above. It's Hammerheads fault, lol.


so how many five star players did UTSA land today anyway?

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