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April 23, 2010


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Alabama football assistants get raises

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama has given pay raises to five assistant football coaches and extended contracts for coach Nick Saban's entire staff through 2012.

University trustees approved the changes on Thursday and provided Saban with a term life insurance policy while changing how he receives his bonuses for remaining Alabama's coach. Details of the insurance policy weren't released.

Alabama will pay Saban bonuses of more than $500,000 annually for remaining as coach instead of making the payments to him every three years, with the first coming in 2011. The total amount of $5 million for the bonuses over several years didn't change but, with the new arrangement, he will make $4.63 million this year instead of $4.1 million.

Saban received the first bonus of $533,333 on April 15, and subsequent payments will be made on Feb. 15 each year.

For the assistants, the biggest hikes of $50,000 went to offensive coordinator Jim McElwain and strength coach Scott Cochran. McElwain will make $410,000 and Cochran $210,000.

Offensive line coach Joe Pendry will make $425,000, up from $390,000;

linebackers coach Sal Sunseri goes from $325,000 to $350,000; and

tight ends coach Bobby Williams got a hike of $15,000 to $305,000.

In 2011, Pendry will make $450,000 and Cochran $225,000.

The national champions had already raised defensive coordinator Kirby Smart's salary to $750,000.

^^^^^ I wonder what incentives the assistants get?


Petersen's new contract approved.. Assoc.Press

BOISE, Idaho -- Boise State coach Chris Petersen's new five-year, $8 million contract has been approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.

Board spokesman Mark Browning says trustees voted 8-0 to approve the new deal on Thursday.

University officials announced the new contract during the Fiesta Bowl in January, but specifics weren't released until earlier this week.

Under the terms, Petersen will make $1.2 million in salary in 2010, plus a $200,000 bonus if he's still coaching the Broncos on Feb. 1, 2011.

He also qualifies for automatic one-year extensions with a $50,000 pay raise each time the Broncos win eight regular-season games, something the team has done the last 11 years.

In four seasons, Petersen is 49-4 and has led the Broncos to three conference titles and two Fiesta Bowl wins.

Hummm... Salary doesn't make sense... 8 mil over 5 years is 1.6 mill not 1.2 plus 200k, plus 50k, plus incentives not noted?


wow,tebow 1st round.still wearing orange and blue.jimmy g should get picked up 2nite

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Report: Bush, Lake settle lawsuitEmail Print Comments 903Share320 retweet 138Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- It appears Reggie Bush has reached an out-of-court settlement with a fledgling sports marketer who is trying to recoup nearly $300,000 in cash and gifts the star running back and his family allegedly accepted while he was playing at the University of Southern California.

Depositions involving the two former marketers who wooed Bush while he was at USC have been called off, attorney Brian Watkins told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Asked whether Bush was still scheduled to be deposed Friday, Watkins said: "I have no comment."

Settlement documents could be filed in court within days.

A settlement could stymie the NCAA and Pacific-10 Conference investigators, who are trying to determine whether Bush and his parents took improper benefits. Bush has not met with NCAA and Pac-10 investigators, and has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

If Bush is found retroactively ineligible, he could lose his 2005 Heisman Trophy.

If the NCAA determines USC violated rules, the football program could have to forfeit victories from Bush's seasons there (2003-05) -- during which time the Trojans won a national championship and lost in the BCS title game against Texas -- and face additional penalties.

Something smells of dead fish... and I wonder who stood more to lose if the thruth were to be told... as I said before, follow the money trail!!!

Mommy and Daddy, living for free... nice!

CaniaK aka True Canes

Tebow in the first, that is the shocker of the night


DrewZ2, FightingIbis, Cat5 and others awaitng Canespace gear. I am on the road this week so the T-shirts will be mailed out on Monday. If I owe U please remind me here. Thanks!

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Updated: April 22, 2010, 12:19 PM ET

Bowl gets date with Panthers on road.
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Meineke Bowl will be played on New Year's Eve for the second time.

Bowl officials announced Thursday that this year's game will be played Dec. 31 at Bank of America Stadium. Kickoff will be at noon and it will be televised by ESPN.

The date was set after the NFL schedule had the Carolina Panthers on the road for the last weekend of the season, opening the New Year's Eve date for the bowl game at the Panthers' stadium.

The Charlotte bowl was also played on Dec. 31 in 2005, when North Carolina State beat South Florida 14-0.

This year's game again will match teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East.

Not to be confused with the ACC bowl... same location, but different date
ACC Championship.. Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC Saturday, December 04, 2010


Morning Canes fans.....I am a gator hater. However, I will still shocked that Major Wright was not drafted in the first round. That dude seems like a stud.

Does anyone know why scouts don't see him as a first round talent?


I was trying to think of a coach that out-performed thier contract to use as a comparison to Randy and I keep coming up with Rich Rodriguez.

I found this article from 2006 that said RR was making under 1mil a season and was paid less than Levitt but more than Schiano. It also said Petrino was the top with 1.4 mil. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06176/701090-144.stm

Now RR makes 2.5 mil a season in Mich and he hasn't done much to justify that he deserves it.

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OBC Renews Agreement to Remain Part of BCS
March 12, 2009 04:00 AM
Miami Lakes, FL (www.orangebowl.org) ? The Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) announced today that it has renewed its agreement to remain part of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) through the 2013 regular college football season and 2014 bowl season. The Orange Bowl Committee and South Florida community will double-host once again in 2013 with the 79th FedEx Orange Bowl on January 1st and the 2013 BCS National Championship on January 7th.

The current model of the four bowl organizations each hosting its regular bowl game and then a week later one of them hosting the National Championship game on a rotating basis will continue. The four bowls--FedEx Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl, Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl presented by Citi?will remain the same under the new agreement. The upcoming 2009-2010 bowl season will mark the final year of the current term, with the new agreement covering the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 bowl seasons.
Future FedEx Orange Bowl and BCS National Championship games are tentatively scheduled as follows:

2010 FedEx Orange Bowl January 5, 2010

2011 FedEx Orange Bowl January 3 or 4, 2011

2012 FedEx Orange Bowl January 3 or 4, 2012

2013 FedEx Orange Bowl January 1, 2013 and 2013 BCS National Championship January 7, 2013

2014 FedEx Orange Bowl January 3 or 4, 2014


2012...looks like the year we double dip!

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Trade him...

If the 2010 NFL offseason were given a moniker it would be called the "Year of the Trade." Never before have so many trades taken place in general, and involving big-name players in particular. From Donovan McNabb to Santonio Holmes to Brandon Marshall, the ability to trade players without any cap consequences in the uncapped year has kept the NFL hot stove cooking over the past three months ...
Sports Illustrated - Apr 22 8:43 AM


as far as Coker ever being the highest paid cfb coach

MIAMI _ It pays to win the national championship.

University of Miami president Donna Shalala and athletic director Paul Dee announced Monday that football coach Larry Coker _ recipient of the Bear Bryant Award as National Coach of the Year _ has signed a contract extension through the 2006 season. The extension, according to a UM source, will begin by doubling Coker's salary from last season.

In 2002, Coker will earn $900,000, not including incentive bonuses. With $100,000 raises each season, he will earn $1.3 million in the final year of the deal.

"I have really never thought about it as security," said Coker, 53, of his restructured contract …

In 2006 Coker was making 1.3 million a year
his highest salary there.

Bobby Bowden was making 2.5 million in 2006

Get a grip Miami has always been cheap

Schnell is making 375,000 a year right now btw

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The clock is ticking... I wonder

NFL Draft Position Rankings: TE
by Christian Purcell Contributor Written on April 09, 2010

Top 10 Tight End prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.

This slideshow will profile a personal top 10 ranking for Tight Ends in the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft.

After I've ranked every position, I will compile all of my 'team projections' into a complete mock draft.

April 8—DB/WR
April 9—Safety/TE
April 10—LB
April 11—RB
April 12—DE
April 13—QB
April 14—DT
April 15—OL
April 16—Mock Draft

No. 1: Jermaine Gresham - Oklahoma

As a tight end, Jermaine Gresham has all of the tools.

Known more as a pass catcher, Gresham still needs work in blocking, but he will likely be drafted for his receiving abilities.

Catching passes from Sam Bradford for 2 productive seasons isn't going to hurt Gresham's stock, but from all accounts, Gresham is a real-deal NFL future impact player.

Projected Round: 1st

Projected Team: Cincinnati Bengals.

I'm not 100% confident the Bangals will take him off the board, simply because Marvin Lewis isn't the biggest proponent of tight ends in the pass game.

That said, he'll likely be the best player available at the 21st pick, and may be too good to pass up. If the Bengals pass on Gresham, there are plenty of teams looking for a pass-catcher at tight end toward the end of the first round.

#2. Jimmy Graham - Miami

Given the success of converted Power Forwards to Tight Ends, Jimmy Graham being better known as a basketball player will only help his standing in the upcoming draft.

Despite his 4 seasons with the hoops program at The U, Graham had a very productive first(and only) season at TE. Of course, his skills and knowledge are very raw.

However, much like Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez before him, the ceiling for this kid is sky high.

At 6'6" and 260lbs, Graham was still able to put down a 4.53 forty time at the combine.

Vertical and Broad Jump numbers rank at the top of the draft, while his 15 reps at 225lbs, will need to be improve if he's to factor into the teams run blocking schemes.

Projected Round: 2nd

Projected Team: Miami Dolphins.

Although Joey Haynos has been on the rise with Miami, he would likely fulfill a role as the 2nd option at TE if the Phins were to draft Graham. I have been flip-flopping between the Phins at 11 or the Pats at 12.

Graham likely isn't a good enough pass/run blocker for either team. That said, with their needs for receiving tight ends, both teams will go out on a limb for a guy like Graham.

Well, he picked Gresham...I hope he is right on Jimmy!!!!

Here is the full NFL Draft 2010 First Round:

1 Rams Bradford, Sam QB 6'4" 236 Oklahoma
2 Lions Suh, Ndamukong DT 6'4" 307 Nebraska
3 Buccaneers McCoy, Gerald DT 6'4" 295 Oklahoma
4 Redskins Williams, Trent OT 6'5" 315 Oklahoma
5 Chiefs Berry, Eric SS 6'0" 211 Tennessee
6 Seahawks Okung, Russell OT 6'5" 307 Oklahoma State
7 Browns Haden, Joe CB 5'11" 193 Florida
8 Raiders McClain, Rolando LB 6'3" 254 Alabama
9 Bills Spiller, C.J. RB 5'11" 196 Clemson
10 Jaguars Alualu, Tyson DE 6'3" 295 California
11 49ers (From Bears through Broncos) Davis, Anthony OT 6'5" 323 Rutgers
12 Chargers (From Dolphins) Mathews, Ryan RB 6'0" 218 Fresno State
13 Eagles (From 49ers through Broncos) Graham, Brandon DE 6'1" 268 Michigan
14 Seahawks (From Broncos) Thomas, Earl SS 5'10" 208 Texas
15 Giants Pierre-Paul, Jason DE 6'5" 270 South Florida
16 Titans Morgan, Derrick DE 6'3" 266 Georgia Tech
17 49ers (From Panthers) Iupati, Mike OG 6'5" 331 Idaho
18 Steelers Pouncey, Maurkice C 6'4" 304 Florida
19) Falcons Weatherspoon, Sean LB 6'1" 239 Missouri
20 Texans Jackson, Kareem CB 5'10" 196 Alabama
21 Bengals Gresham, Jermaine TE 6'5" 261 Oklahoma
22 Broncos (From Patriots) Thomas, Demaryius WR 6'3" 224 Georgia Tech
23 Packers Bulaga, Bryan OT 6'5" 314 Iowa
24 Cowboys (From Eagles through Broncos and Patriots) Bryant, Dez WR 6'2" 225 Oklahoma State
25 Broncos (From Ravens) Tebow, Tim QB 6'3" 236 Florida
26 Cardinals Williams, Dan DT 6'2" 327 Tennessee
27 Patriots (From Cowboys) McCourty, Devin CB 5'11" 193 Rutgers
28 Dolphins (From Chargers) Odrick, Jared DT 6'5" 304 Penn State
29 Jets Wilson, Kyle CB 5'10" 194 Boise State
30 Lions (From Vikings) Best, Jahvid RB 5'10" 199 California
31 Colts Hughes, Jerry DE 6'2" 255
32 Saints Robinson, Patrick CB 5'11" 190 Florida State


Nice article great post. Man we were loaded in 2004!

Cat 5 Cane

Soupster... Sorry I got carried away with so much stuff flying on the net...

Thanks for the offer but I'm good.. I got so many T's that people think I work at the U.... snicker,snicker!

Good article!!!

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I'm out...


And I do find it funny solar that if you and I ever have a chance to vote for Tebow I would probably vote for him, and you probably wouldn't;)

Posted by: DZ8 | April 22, 2010 at 11:30 PM

The kid was just drafted and you are already talking about voting him into the Hall of Fame? Or are you talking about the Pro Bowl?


Tebow won't be any worse than Kenny and Gino

Posted by: solarcane | April 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Comparing him with Kenny Kelly doesn't seem right, since he went on to baseball, but how will he compare with Jim Kelly, Bernie Kosar, and Vinnie Testaverde?


"They're going to chisel on my tombstone," Bowden said in the fall of 1991, " 'He played Miami.' "

At a time when other traditional powers were opting out of an annual series with the Hurricanes, Bowden defied that trend, and perhaps conventional wisdom, to continue taking on his intrastate rival in a game that invariably redefined the race for the national championship.

"We were going 11-1 every dang year, and what I was thinking when I said that was, 'Daggum. What we ought to do is drop Miami like those people did,' " he said. "Notre Dame played them and dropped them. Penn State played them and dropped them. Florida, too. I was thinking, 'At least, I played Miami.' "

I saw this in an article, and yes, Bowden DOES deserve credit for keeping Miami on the schedule.

Notre Shame? Chickens.
Pennitentiary State? Wimps.
Florida? Biggest cowards of all, since we were instate rivals.


"There are others saying that is the highest they've ever drafted someone to lead pre-game prayer in the locker room"

I don't care who you are, that is just funny stuff right there....



DZ8 look for Miami to take olb kindle or sapp if they are there if not nate allen safety.

Posted by: canesfan5 | April 23, 2010 at 12:36 AM

OLB-Sapp or Kindle
ILB- Sean Lee
FS-Nate Allen
NT-Mt. Cody (probably not but I would like it)

Major Wright is not seen to be a true free safety. He times well but is stiff in his hips and might not make it in the NFL as the centerfielder (Laron Landry?).


Six great stuff earlier. Especially about the Tebow comments on the post.

Josh Johnson ran a running offense in high school so he wasn't recruited by any big schools. At SD State he put up amazing numbers and then Gruden couldn't help himself as he collected what?, 8 or 9 qbs his last years with the Bucs.lol
Johnson was brought up in trade rumors but it was always reported that the bucs turned them down. Good to hear that he is a good guy as well.

On Carpenter what good stories did he give you on Erickson?


I do not think Tebow will make it as an NFL starting QB but he is in a great situation to have his best shot at it. Kind of like Kevin Kolb in Philadelphia where he can sit back and learn and develop. McDaniels will get his feet wet with situations that he can do well in.

And I do think they gave up too much to get him but the rumors are that Buffalo was trying to get in there to get him. When you see something in a player you go ahead and do what it takes to get him. As head coach/gm it's your ship, better to walk the plank with your players you feel strongly about than just be luke warm about your roster.

The over/under is that Denver will have a new head coach for the 2013 season (if the Mayan Calender is incorrect).


Are the Broncos trying to run the option?


I love Herm Edwards saying that Tebow will be good for the lockerroom.

Tebow was such a good influence on his teammates in g'ville, they had only an average of 7 arrests a year during Tebow's tenure.


I love Herm Edwards saying that Tebow will be good for the lockerroom.

Tebow was such a good influence on his teammates in g'ville, they had only an average of 7 arrests a year during Tebow's tenure.

Posted by: Aqua | April 23, 2010 at 11:11 AM

lol...yeah a rookie having an influence on grown millionairs


So far I have seen nor heard any proof that Timmahh has any kind of leadership skills off the field

His antics on the field and sidelines will not cut it in the NFL

Do the `Phins get J.G. or maybe the Ravens


Anyone else see that Gerald Mccoy would of signed with the U if warren sapp would of been there on his visit.

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On Graham... your words to Gods ears... and would lov to see him in a dolphin rag or as a Raven with the Big Boys but I'm still holding out for New England... with 3 picks in the 2rd!


With so many trades going around I didnt realize the Pats had 3 2nd round picks coming

Good call on him going to the Pats


Anyone else see that Gerald Mccoy would of signed with the U if warren sapp would of been there on his visit.

Posted by: canesfan5 | April 23, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Sapp wouldve been playing the weekend McCoy visited


Maybe Warren asked Al if he could have the weekend off to recruit for the U.


The kid was just drafted and you are already talking about voting him into the Hall of Fame? Or are you talking about the Pro Bowl

US senate


Ungar - I think solar was talking about Kenny Dorsey, not Kenny Kelly

That's why I brought up Kenny Dorsey in my post, even knowing I might get villainized for calling out Kenny being so good b/c of his OLine. Yes I know the kid was a film rat as well, but like I said, imagine Jacory with that OLine in 2000 or 2001


Now hes not going to sign with the Bucs until Sapp shows up and gives him a personal tour of Tampa


It's hard to believe guys in the big show making million dollar decisions don't contact us Canespace bloggers for advice before they make any moves.

I mean it's obvious all 50 of us know-it-alls have an answer for everything pertaining to most subjects we have nothing to do with.


ungar, you are correct, my bad I should have never mentioned Kenny Kelly lol!


Six ungar was being ungar

And even though Ken Dorsey is one of my all time favorite Canes, more for his flakiness than his ability, there are a lot of guys that could have big time success playing QB on the Canes teams of his era.


Denzel Perryman



I mean it's obvious all 50 of us know-it-alls have an answer for everything pertaining to most subjects we have nothing to do with.

Posted by: solarcane | April 23, 2010 at 12:45 PM

It's about time you started making sense. Maybe people will pay attention to you now?!



thanks bg
kid can definitely tackle!


nah I'm just the bilge pump on here.
The shyt gets a little too high , I pump a few gallons overboard and go back to sitting in the dark.


BG - good story on perryman. How many linebackers will we take this year? Will Wilder Jr. be a linebacker recruit or a RB?


DZ8 - I sat there yesterday for a long long time, picking the brain of Josh

What exactly is your routine in the off-season .. What are film sessions like in practice .. How nasty are practices when you know you're getting evaluated for your job basically every day .. Who do you consider the smartest and also stupidest on the team .. What happened to players like Jamarcus Russell, Ryan Leaf, Todd Marijuana-vich, Akili Smith .. When you do break down film of an opponent and that film is from a Raider game, do you all sit in the film room and say "Jamarcus, what the f*** were you thinking on that?" .. Who's the nastiest defense that the Bucs have played and why .. How many times has the headset in your helmet cut off in the game when they're trying to get the play in .. What do you do in that situation when it does cut out and you got maybe 1/5th of the play called in .. What's K2 like in practice, locker room, game time .. Is Sabby Piscatelli really as f'in stupid as I think he is .. How much did you really learn from Jim Harbaugh when he was your coach at San Diego .. How much of a difference was the new coach at San Diego your Sr. year, when Harbaugh went to Stanford .. Is Harbaugh waiting for the Michigan job to open up .. How much of a pain in the ass was it to fly to the east coast all the time for your games in college, messing up your inner clock for game time .. Is it true about when you play football in Florida, how much of a difference the humidity/heat is, if you've lived and played football in Cali your entire life .. Who do you think is the smartest QB in the NFL and why, who comes 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. ..

It seemed like he was relieved that someone was asking him all that stuff, so he could get it off his chest

Rudy Carpenter was funny as hell too. He talked about how when he was an undrafted FA with the Cowboys, how some Cowboy personnel & coaches told him after a few mini-camps/OTAs/practices that they really f'ed up on drafting Stephen McGee out of Texas A&M instead of drafting him ... how their scouts really screwed the pooch on that pick

Anyone remember Stephen McGee at A&M? The kid would take off running, kind of like Colt McCoy - it seemed he'd rather run than pass a lot of times. His Jr. year he ran for 1,042 yards and threw for 2,311 yards - the worst total yards he put up his entire season was against Miami. When 1,886 of those 3,353 yards came against Baylor/La.Tech/Montana State/Fresno State ... well, kinda pads the stats

He injured his shoulder at the beginning of his Sr. season, but still made sporadic starts here and there. He wasn't the starting QB when Miami crushed them 41-23 at A&M. He was the starter though when A&M came to Miami the year before, and got beat down 34-17. He finished with 109 passing yards and 0 TDs, 3 sacks. In one game against Nebraska, he ran for 167 yards

Also, when has anyone really thought of a QB at Texas A&M as being a legit passer? Or how many WRs from Texas A&M can you really remember that have been in the NFL or tearing it up in college

I think the Cowboys finally realized that after drafting him. A white Quincy Carter maybe?


Wilder Jr. is a runningback

He doesn't even really play Linebacker at Plant

He plays that position where the coaches say "go line up where you want on either end of the defensive line, and go tackle whoever has the ball"

Orson Charles played that exact same position his Sr. year at Plant


Denzel's high lite reel



and a couple more of denzel


I love linebackers that wear the #2


Tossing my 2 cents in on James Wilder Jr.

I had the chance to see him play a few times last year and IMO he is RB ready for the next level.

At LB he seemed just more athletic then anyone else

I would say #1 RB, #2 OLB, #3 DE his frame could take the added weight and this could be the best position for him. Of course thats JMO


some of the better beer pong shots I've ever seen


who needs a fkin wii?

six, watch these like when the guy opens the cabinet door while the ball is on the way.

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