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August 29, 2010

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Clwtrdan

Hello?

IraqiCane

What!?!

NativeCane

SS - Allen Baileys home: Good read.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-hyde-allen-bailey-0829-20100828,0,4437877.column?page=1

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-um-football-camp-synopsis-0829-20100828,0,1820892.story

Steve-
http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2010/08/talking-cooper.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sports%2Fumweblog+%28UM+Hurricanes+%7C+Sun-Sentinel+Blogs%29

NativeCane

PBP-
"When you want to compare them against receivers in the past, in my estimation, it's not just what you do, but who you do it against and they're going to have plenty opportunities to do it against big-time teams."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/hurricanes/university-of-miami-receiver-corps-could-be-best-885232.html

the "U" is America's team

Good morning Canespace, let's go Canes.

usagainstheworld

SS - Allen Baileys home: Good read.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/um-hurricanes/fl-hyde-allen-bailey-0829-20100828,0,4437877.column?page=1


Posted by: NativeCane | August 29, 2010 at 06:54 AM

allen bailey just became my favorite cane-- maybe of all time. i'm pulling for him and his aunt corneilia and the sapelo island cultural and revitalization society.

WindyCane1

CHATTER

• Several Canes freshmen have come on strong; one UM staffer said coaches expect ballyhooed offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson -- who has impressed but must improve on blitz pickups -- will play this season. UM could move tackle Joel Figueroa back to guard if Harland Gunn struggles.

There is sentiment toward reshirting Storm Johnson, but his play in practice (runs and returns) has made that decision more difficult. Among other newcomers, UM is especially pleased with tight ends Chase Ford (great receiver but blocking must improve) and Asante Cleveland, center Brandon Linder, safety Kacy Rodgers, cornerback Devont'a Davis and linebacker James Gaines.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/29/1797096_p2/new-book-to-allege-violations.html#ixzz0y02RQ8m0

SOUP

POLL RESULTS, TOP 3 RESPONSES:

17.5%

For Jacory Harris to look healthy and throw NO INTs

28.1%

For Miami's defense to completely dominate like days of old

35.1%

For the coaches and players to look like a well oiled machine

SOUP

Among other newcomers, UM is especially pleased with tight ends Chase Ford (great receiver but blocking must improve) and Asante Cleveland, center Brandon Linder, safety Kacy Rodgers, cornerback Devont'a Davis and linebacker James Gaines.

Posted by: WindyCane1 | August 29, 2010 at 09:13 AM

What no mention of MLB Kevin Nelson?

CaneSniper

A lot of talk here from Nebraska fans who think they may have a shot at revenge against us in this years national championship game. Well, they may be half right. The Canes may well be there this year or next...or both. But hard to picture Nebraska, with one of the weakest offenses in college football last year, going anywhere near the NC game. Their defense was a one-man show with Suh, and he's off to the Detroit Lions.
The only thing in their favor is thier MVP player, the guy who makes their schedule. They have exactly 1 game this year against a team ranked in the preseason top 40.

CGNC

What's up party people?

shwarma

86 Thanks for posting that about the OB

Caned

NOT GOOD -

New book to allege major Miami violations; NCAA on standby

Posted by John Taylor on August 29, 2010 7:22 AM ET
Far enough removed from the roaring eighties and nineties to make it seem like they were nothing but strangely entertaining visitors from a distant planet, the Miami Hurricanes have done a remarkable job over the past few years reshaping their off-field image, even as they have yet to come even remotely close to duplicating the on-field success of the halcyon days of the football program.

For all of the flak Randy Shannon has taken for his won-loss record, his police record and the way his players conduct themselves both on and off the field have been a stark contrast to Jimmy Johnson's 'Canes. Now, after all of the polishing done to the brand by Shannon and company, it appears someone with both a connection to the program and a sordid past is looking to tarnish what's been gradually built over the years.

Former UM booster and convicted criminal Nevin Shapiro, the Miami Herald writes, is writing a book about the UM football program in which he alleges former Canes players committed major NCAA violations.

Shapiro spoke to the Herald from a jail in New Jersey, where he is awaiting sentencing next month on a $900 million Ponzi scheme that reportedly left upwards of 60 victims with losses totaling $80 million. While Shapiro refused to go into the violations contained in the first draft of a book titled The Real U: 2001 to 2010: Inside the Eye of the Hurricane, he did identify players such as Jon Beason, Devin Hester, Antrel Rolle, Randy Phillips, Robert Marve and Kyle Wright as former 'Canes he was close with.

Additionally, Shapiro claimed he was close with with Clint Hurtt, Miami's former recruiting coordinator and assistant coach who left for a job at Louisville this offseason.

Shapiro has been lauded by as recently as five months ago for a $150,000 contribution he made for the university. Now, the businessman is looking to tear down something he was once a part of, due in part to what seems like hurt feelings brought on by players blowing him off once they left The U for the NFL.
"This will be a tell-all book from a fan and booster perspective,'' said Shapiro, who did not attend UM. But why write a book that will hurt UM?
``I want to make the average fan aware of what really exists under that uniform,'' he said. ``They might be great players, but they're certainly not great people. I'm speaking of no less than 100 former players.''
Shapiro, 41, is angry because ``once the players became pros, they turned their back on me. It made me feel like a used friend.'' He was motivated by ``heartbreak and disappointment on behalf of the university, which I considered to be an extended part of my family."

The NCAA is aware that allegations are forthcoming from Shapiro, but will not decide whether an investigation will be launched until they get their hands on the specific claims Shapiro will make. "When reasonably reliable information has been obtained indicating intentional violations may have occurred, the enforcement staff will undertake a review of the information in order to determine the credibility," NCAA spokesperson Stacey Osburn said when asked if they would act on the claims of a person serving time.

Shapiro hopes to have his book published by December. Until then, it appears a shadow will be looming over a football program that, according to some, are on the verge of bursting back onto the national title chase scene this season.

Way to cast a pall, Shapiro. Nice going.

CGNC

Canesniper - LOL I find revenge talk funny from a game that was almost 9 years ago

SOUP

86 Thanks for posting that about the OB

Posted by: shwarma | August 29, 2010 at 09:32 AM

Send it to U know who and then we can proceed with our plan as we discussed via email.

SOUP

The only thing in their favor is thier MVP player, the guy who makes their schedule. They have exactly 1 game this year against a team ranked in the preseason top 40.

Posted by: CaneSniper | August 29, 2010 at 09:26 AM

I actually like Nebrska's chances and I love their coach Pelini. That dude is WHACK!

360Cane

Sounds like Shapiro is a great friend. Saying guys turned their back on him. So I guess he feels he is owed something.

Well, I spend money on my friends and family, and I'm not looking for something in return.

What a scumbag. I hope he shows his face in Miami.

Let's see. $900 million. I see 15-25 years in his future v

solarcane

Canesniper - LOL I find revenge talk funny from a game that was almost 9 years ago


Yea that isn't anything like us wanting revenge on Ohio State 8 yrs later* that's completely different lol
How you doing CG?


* Before the whiners start we never should have put ourselves into position to be robbed in that game

CGNC

360 - that guy is scum. If he felt like a used friend it is probably because people knew his "friendship" wasn't the real kind. You reap what you sow.

360Cane

If Uncle Luke can admit to giving money on the most watched documentary and that doesn't spark an investigation, why would this stupid book spark one?

I don't get it.

solarcane

I actually like Nebrska's chances and I love their coach Pelini. That dude is WHACK!

Me too soup, plus those Herbie Cornsuxers are just about the medias favorite team to fawn over when ND is hibernating

CGNC

Solar - LOL I hear ya. But I am not one of the "revenge seekers" against the bucknuts. So long ago ya know? I guess people cling to it because it was the last time we played for the title. I guess same with Nebraska. move on, move on, move on.....;-D

360Cane

So does he fall in the same category as all these other predators, I mean "sports agents"? Can we use the same Saban and Meyer excuse? Our players are just victims. That bastard.

shwarma

Soup the opp stands don't need to convince them.

bg1906

Be sure to check us out tonight on Hurricane Alley with our special guest, Manny Navarro from the Miami Herald.

CGNC

bg - email me - mw32779@windstream.net - I have a question for you guys tonight - don't know if I will be home in time to call it in

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Shapiro sounds like he's royally full of shyt. He sounds like the lowlife booster type who's desperate to be around "stars". And I'm sure the players put up with him for the U.

What I find funny is how he claims the players aren't "good people" and they he feels betrayed because they weren't so chummy after they all left the U. What does he want a cookie? lol

I give it three months.

Sarasota 'cane

I just read where the Shapiro tried to get close to Shannon, but Shannon would not meet with him. Shannon does not meet with the Boosters in private.

Shapiro also tried to get Luther Campbell to help him get closer to the players in order to start a sports agency, but Luther rebuffed him as well.

Go 'canes!

Shank Shapiro

Gotta be some cane fans in the bing that will toss shapiro over the 3rd floor railing.

the "U" is America's team

Shank Shapiro, make that the 7th floor railing. LMAO.

This guy is a total hack. But it won't mean a thing if the players are not current. Mans a thief of 900 million big ones and now he wants to have a conscious.....c'mon man!!!!!

411

And LA was at practice this morning!

From SMD:

UM football: David Perry and Latwan Anderson at practice in jerseys -- observ
ing.

360Cane

Shapiro is under my skin and I can't shake it. The same dude calling out Armstrong. Jose Canseco's book. What is wrong with these dudes? God does not care about man law. And if you feel THAT guilty, go talk to a priest PRIVATELY.

WTH does it do any good to come out publicly.

no spin zone

Hope this doesnt affect recruiting...

mi@mic@ne

The system -NCAA Football ruling committee makes hard rules on recruiting violations and comes down on teams with the hammer cause they have power beyond any other organization, including the NFL, and even college BBall ... to determine who is the top Ten in the nation, to set the money flow through rewards and punishment and to determine the success of a college football program for yrs.
Yet these young athletes give their up their rite as American citizens for self representation and the American dream of earning in dollars what you produce.

And these NCAA refs cant even call a fair game in the OSU- Miami bowl. It cost Miami not only a champion ship but big future dollars... and name recognition that they deserved. This is not democracy this is fascism.

mi@mic@ne

Shapiro will use the NCAA like he used those rich dudes.

mi@mic@ne

Its sad because Miami was the jet setter for all of college football. Now everyone uses their system to recruit the best playas... just think about this as attracting the nation to NCAA football in the last 20 or so yrs. Think about all those ticket sales and tv revenues.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Shapiro is under my skin and I can't shake it. The same dude calling out Armstrong. Jose Canseco's book. What is wrong with these dudes? God does not care about man law. And if you feel THAT guilty, go talk to a priest PRIVATELY.

WTH does it do any good to come out publicly.

Posted by: 360Cane | August 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM

>>>>>>

He's not even coming out with anything. He's just on his very last dime and like any hustler, sleazeball, he's going to use and abuse anything he can to get another buck.

It comes with his territory and ilk.

dj moonbat

There are still the unubstantiated allegations that the Boss was the guy who handed out Luther Campbell's bounty payments. God, that's cool.

mi@mic@ne

When you get to the elite level ... your talking about a small group of people as compared to every program in the all of football. We know who change their thinking.

mi@mic@ne

When you get to the elite level ... your talking about a small group of people as compared to every program in all of football. We know who change their thinking.

Six

Who cares about Shapiro

The more people talk about it, the more people will think about it and get them mad for no reason. Nothing we or anyone else can do to control the outcome, so no sense wasting any other seconds about it

He sounds like a bitterly insane ex-girlfriend .. why doesn't he just then get onto his Facebook or Myspace and start bringing the drama to that as well, so everyone around school will see & leave comments on his Facebook/Myspace page? Maybe they can all meet at the bike rack or outside the mall for a fight afterward?

What a laughable jabroni. I've seen his type before in certain meetings over dinners that I've had with people who think they should be A-Listers. They'll just sit there the entire time and name drop .. and I mean ENTIRE time, without letting you speak for a second. And if you do, then they'll cut you off so they can keep going. When for most part, these people that they name drop, can't even stand the person doing it in real life

This guy sounds like one of them

Anyone that pulls Ponzi scheme is also a piece of crap - esp. this guy who took 60 people for $80 Million

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

I just read where the Shapiro tried to get close to Shannon, but Shannon would not meet with him. Shannon does not meet with the Boosters in private.

Shapiro also tried to get Luther Campbell to help him get closer to the players in order to start a sports agency, but Luther rebuffed him as well.

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | August 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM

>>>>>>

That says it all to me. I'll wager the players had more or less the same attitude. The admin was probably caught a little though because he had some dough.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

This guy is a total hack. But it won't mean a thing if the players are not current. Mans a thief of 900 million big ones and now he wants to have a conscious.....c'mon man!!!!!

Posted by: the "U" is America's team | August 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM

>>>>>

Haha, ain't that the truth, convenient truth that is, esp. convenient when you're behind bars and trying to pull any string you an to get out.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

He sounds like a bitterly insane ex-girlfriend .. why doesn't he just then get onto his Facebook or Myspace and start bringing the drama to that as well, so everyone around school will see & leave comments on his Facebook/Myspace page? Maybe they can all meet at the bike rack or outside the mall for a fight afterward?

>>>>>>

LOL, Six, that's exactly what he sounds like.

weather the storm

If Uncle Luke can admit to giving money on the most watched documentary and that doesn't spark an investigation, why would this stupid book spark one?

I don't get it.

Posted by: 360Cane | August 29, 2010 at 10:10 AM

I imagine that some of Lukes doings were included during the mid-90's probation. No doubt it will be ammo for the Cane hating media. And there are many. We'll see if this thing has legs. And it's starting to get picked up my other outlets as we speak. WQAM is talking about it now. Either way, the truth will come out. I just hope the NCAA looks into it without malice and prejudice.

Hope this doesnt affect recruiting...

Posted by: no spin zone | August 29, 2010 at 12:49 PM

No doubt other programs WILL use this against us until it's completely dismissed. So yes, it will have an effect, but how much is yet to be determinded.

Damn, we don't need this hanging over our heads right now as we are right at the cusp of winning Conference and National Rings again.

FU@CKING Boosters !

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

Canesniper - LOL I find revenge talk funny from a game that was almost 9 years ago


Yea that isn't anything like us wanting revenge on Ohio State 8 yrs later* that's completely different lol
How you doing CG?


* Before the whiners start we never should have put ourselves into position to be robbed in that game

Posted by: solarcane | August 29, 2010 at 10:10 AM

>>>>>>

There it is. Coker should've put Gore in, EFF A RS FOOL, A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IS ON THE LINE.

But being the punk he is, he didn't, so OSU pinned their ears back and never thought twice about the run game.

Oh well. As someone else pointed out, Porter may have been a blessing in disguised because imagine how much more difficult it may have been to force out Medioker if he'd won TWO NCs?

I shudder at the thought of another year of clappy.

mi@mic@ne

Well now that the Convicts have led the way to bring the pro game to college, we are going to go a step past just this idea that you need speed and show we can develop a rotation of young studs to whip your azzz.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

No doubt other programs WILL use this against us until it's completely dismissed. So yes, it will have an effect, but how much is yet to be determinded.

Damn, we don't need this hanging over our heads right now as we are right at the cusp of winning Conference and National Rings again.

FU@CKING Boosters !

Posted by: weather the storm | August 29, 2010 at 01:30 PM

>>>>>>

Tis the season bro. No one is using ANY potential NCAA threat against anyone else because EVERYONE is under suspicion or outright investigation.

No doubt Shapiro is just trying to ride the wave to get a cut of something.

Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer

LA observing....hmmm. This should be very interesting.

orange 'n green in the vein

Wait, you mean the guy who's 80 mil in the hole because of a failed Ponzi scheme only needs MY $25 for a hardbound edition of his tales of hanging out with college aged football players in Coral Gables?

How can I say no to an incredible offer from such a scrupulous character? Next I can give the turd troll on the paper blogs $30 for a crayola love poem written by him to Friar Tuck! At least I know he'll use it for something useful, like cheap trailer-trash methamphetamine.

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