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August 21, 2010







imma be imma be imma be imma beeee



great article BTW...any news from a.m. practice today?


^ that was drty!!! Go Canes!


Florida A&M University senior quarterback Curtis Pulley was announced Wednesday as the 2009 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Offensive Player of the Year as voted on by the MEAC head football coaches and sports information directors.

Pulley headed an eight-man contingent of Rattlers named to the 2009 MEAC All-Star Football squad, a contingent which featured four first-team selections and four-second team picks.

The Rattler quarterback led the MEAC in total offense with 2,705 yards and ranked third in rushing and passing. He completed 60-percent of his passes (137-of-226) with 1,824 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He led the Rattlers (8-3, 6-2 in MEAC) to its’ first NCAA FCS Top 25 national ranking since 2001, while leading the teanm in rushing with 881 yards on 122 carries with six touchdowns.

The other FAMU first-team selections included senior All-America kick return specialist LeRoy Vann (Tampa, Fla.), who returned five punts for touchdowns in 2009 and finished his career as the fifth player in NCAA FCS history to record over 1,000 yards on both kickoff and punt returns; senior All-America tackle Robert Okeafor (Jacksonville, Fla.), a repeat first-team selection, who played also played guard this season; and sophomore placekicker Trevor Scott (Jacksonville, Fla.), who scored a team-high 74 points (38 of 39 PATs, 12 of 22 field goals).


imma be imma be imma be imma beeee

Posted by: Drtycane | August 21, 2010 at 06:41 PM

U so drty!


Offensive Highlights

- Chase Ford caught two long catches of 30-35 yards during 7-on-7 action.

- Jacory Harris connected with Leonard Hankerson on three passing plays resulting in a combined 80-85 yards. Harris also connected with Travis Benjamin on a deep pass late in team drills at the end of the session.

- Damien Berry broke off a number of first down runs, including one up the middle during inside run drills.

- Spencer Whipple's recent success continued Saturday morning, with the junior connecting with Ben Bruneau on a 60-yard touchdown and Aldarius Johnson on a 30-yard play down the left sideline.

- Lamar Miller and Storm Johnson each had a number of receptions out of the backfield, including a screen to Miller that went for about 25 yards.

Defensive Highlights

- Ramon Buchanan had a fumble recovery during inside run drills and later added a tackle for a loss in team work.

- Kacy Rodgers recorded a tackle for a loss and a pass break-up in blitz drills.

- Jeremy Lewis and Olivier Vernon stood out among the defensive linemen. Lewis got into the backfield on a number of occasions and recorded a tackle for a loss while Vernon had a tackle for a loss and a QB pressure.

- Dyron Dye recovered a fumble late in the team session.

- Sean Spence had three tackles and a QB pressure.

- Keion Payne had a pass defended and a tackle.


drty like that baaaastard....it was good to hear that petrino and clan are thinking of moving C-Mac to the inside....that will be the difference maker vs. The Luckeyes....I am floored of the fact Saban let Espn on his practice field..maybe they threw him some chedder..that S.O.B.


SP petrino....NOT my bad..


11 days !!!!!


What the hell is MEAC??

I know Meac, Meac... PER-shaaang!!!

from Road Runner cartoons but that is about all.


11 days !!!!!

Posted by: alf | August 21, 2010 at 06:55 PM

Oh hell, now they are coming out of the cracks in the cement. LOL


Out for a while.

Solar...U got this?


i see now that the pre
Randy pre era Schedules have been just about consumed
Randy has some real powerhouse out of conference teams lined up in 2015 during his watch.
No way he picked these nobodies, this had to be Kirby's idea



yea I'm here for tonight, nothing going on

take mrs soup somewhere and relax


Jay Mariotti in the deep ka ka

I think this is the ESPN guy Charles Barkley wanted to punch in the face awhile back



shamma lama ding dong!!! Soup hit me back about the e mail!!!


take mrs soup somewhere and relax

Posted by: solarcane | August 21, 2010 at 07:14 PM

Roger that!

There is some good stuff at the UM web site.

Talked to the new AD for Communications at UM, Chris Freet yesterday. Good guy, good things happening.

Check email...



As far as five questions, I think that would be fine, but I'd rather not do it till I get more knowdgeable and comfortable about the team. Feel free to check back with me though....

Thanks for the nice words in both of your emails.




shamma lama ding dong!!! Soup hit me back about the e mail!!!

Posted by: VACane | August 21, 2010 at 07:39 PM



Pee Wee Legends
Jared Hodges when he was 9


and of course

All World Cody Paul when he was 12

( the kid I used for the Henry Hogshead clips three years ago)





Quiet night so far. The Herald is reporting that the Collier's transfer to USC is complete and he is on campus there. I think he is a talented player and I wish him the best. We were just so stacked at reciever that it is probably a good move for him.


I think it's a good move for Kendall Thompkins.



Posted by: solarcane

We have connections with Memphis (lot of transfers go there). But seriously recruiting plays a part in these O o C schedules. Doubt Tennessee was going to play us since they are trying to drop the TarHeels. Memphis is trying to make a name for themselves by taking on "one of the Big Boys."

Toledo-Someone has dirty pictures on Kirby. Better teams and stadiums we could've played in if we are just trying to recruit Ohio.

Cincinatti- Solid up and coming team until Brian Kelly left. New coach has MIRRORED Brian Kelly so far so we'll see what he can do in 2015. Maybe he'll be in Notre Dame then?

Nebraska? I ain't MacJones and I do have respect for the Cornhuskers. No way they are considered a lightweight. (Unless you get them on the way back up like Va Tech did the last two years.)

Your balance and perspective are a good thing solar. Just think you were jumping the gun a bit on this one.


College schedules have to be made so far in advance (Rutgers in 2018?, what do the Mayans have to say about that) that you almost get lucky unless you schedule "traditional" powers like Nebraska.

And most "traditional" powers won't play U!

We'll be in the 2020s' the next time we get to play floriduh in a regular season game.

dj moonbat

"We'll be in the 2020s' the next time we get to play floriduh in a regular season game."

It just makes our bowl victories over UF even sweeter.



An interesting article on Ohio State's scrimmage. Maybe they aren't so good... How do you have 140 plays and only score 1 TD. And how do you as a defense not make turnover enough in that many plays? Food for thought anyway.

Set Hut

Season prediction: 10-2, with a loss to Ohio State on the road early in the season and VT at home late.


2 Minutes left, ACC Championship Game, with the ball at midfield and the chance to Win .

The "U" is America's Team

Info on Lacee has been sent to your e-mail soup, I have my fingers crossed for a riveting story my man....lol


Canes preseason prediction: The Canes can beat OSU,but its a coin flip. The Canes will easily beat VT at home.

13-1 or 14-0, with an ACC Championship win and BCS bowl win.


No Way are the `Canes going to lose to VT this year

Nope not going to happen

The `Canes will NOT lose at home this year(I wont name the stadium because it could change a few time by seasons end)


The bad

Sam Shields lost a fumble last night

The good

Sam Shields had an interception last night returning it 19 yards


Go here, please comment:



Posted by: 86Cane | August 22, 2010 at 08:55 AM

I did this morning

Very good stuff



It was posted as a newspaper article and is now posted as a blog.



Info on Lacee has been sent to your e-mail soup, I have my fingers crossed for a riveting story my man....lol

Posted by: The "U" is America's Team | August 22, 2010 at 05:58 AM

Got it! Also got an email from her. She is great and is "all in" for the article and photos.



We were just bragging about how we have the ballz to play Ohio State, Pitt, Florida, Notre Dame etc.

Then when you get the program into a top five contender you schedule Memphis, Toledo, Cincinnati and I'll give you Nebraska as a worthy opponent because of tradition.
Although they are usually way over rated just like the Oklahoma, Texas A&M teams we beat.

I just think if strength of schedule and the Cane "anyone anytime" mystique is going the other way over the next decade.

We do get Bethune Cookman a couple times too if that makes us seem a little bolder.

I appreciate your input as always


Church, fishing, mowing, catch you guys tonight



Overall, 12 voters put Miami in their top 10. The highest ranking came at No. 5 from Joe Giglio of the Raleigh News & Observer, while Kirk Sargeant of the Home News Tribune (New Jersey) has THE U at No. 6.

Eight voters had Miami at No. 17 or lower with ABC/ESPN analyst Craig James being the only voter to leave the Canes off the preseason poll.

Here is a breakdown of the High Expectations and the Low Expectations

High Expectations
No. 5 - Joe Giglio - Raleigh News & Observer
No. 6 - Kirk Sargeant - Home News Tribune
No. 7 - Jack Bogazcyk - Charleston Daily Mail
No. 7 - David Jones - Florida Today
No. 7 - John Niyo - Detroit News
No. 9 - Doug Haller - Arizona Republic
No. 9 - John Hunt - The Oregonian
No. 9 - Tom Hart - Big Ten Network
No. 10 - Pete DiPrimio - Ft. Wayne News-Sentinel
No. 10 - Mike Hlas - Cedar Rapids Gazette
No. 10 - Steve Sipple - Lincoln Journal Star
No. 10 - Sal Interdonato - Times Herald-Record

Low Expectations
Not Ranked - Craig James - ABC
No. 17 - Tom Keegan - Lawrence Journal World
No. 17 - Bob Condotta - The Seattle Times
No. 18 - Ray Ratto - San Francisco Chronicle
No. 18 - Mike DeArmond - Kansas City Star
No. 19 - Lisa Byington - WLNS-TV, East Lansing
No. 19 - Wayne Denniston - Logan Herald Journal
No. 19 - Chris Fowler - ESPN

State of Florida
No. 7 - David Jones - Florida Today
No. 11 - Scott Carter - Tampa Tribune
No. 13 - Manny Navarro - Miami Herald


Jay Mariotti always has been an idiot and this is just the icing on the cake

Theres quite a few I wouldnt mind seeing get the ax at the 4-letter network and hes right up there on my list






3 Canes are on Kiper's top 30 prospects for the NFL. That number will grow as the Canes start to rack up victories.

How long has it been since the Canes had this many NFL prospects? The Canes now have more NFL scouts attending their practices ("I'm talking about practice," A.I.) than attended the UM pro day over the last 3 years.

No doubting the fact that the talent is back in Coral Gables.


Please no more Sam Shields talk.

Dude was nothing but trouble here and straight garbage on the field except as a flyer on punt team where he made some plays once in a while.

The only dudes I want to hear about in the league are the ones who balled for us here.

SS is not that dude.



By Patrick Lammer August 18, 2010 05:00 PM

Of the 15 new names added into the Rivals250 today, one has Sunshine State connections.

Florida verbal commitment Louchiez Purifoy, a 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback out of Pensacola Pine Forest, is now ranked the 116th best prospect in the nation. Purifoy also had offers from Alabama and Auburn, among others.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (6-6/247), of South Pointe High in Rock Hill, S.C., remains the top-rated player in the country, according to both Rivals and Scout.com, as we get set to kick off the 2010 prep football season. Clowney is uncommitted.

St. Augustine Pedro Menendez linebacker Tony Steward and Tampa Plant running back/linebacker James Wilder are Rivals' Nos. 2-3, respectively, and the highest-ranked players in Florida. While Steward remains uncommitted, Wilder on Wednesday announced that he will be heading to Florida State.

Dwyer tight end Nick O'Leary is the highest-rated player in Broward and Palm Beach counties at No. 26, with St. Thomas Aquinas corner Marcus Roberson moving up the list to No. 30, tops in Broward County. O'Leary and Roberson remain uncommitted.

Scout.com also updated its rankings this week. After Clowney at No. 1, Lake City Columbia defensive tackle Tim Jernigan comes in at No. 2.

O'Leary is Scout's highest-ranked player in Palm Beach County at No. 35, while St. Thomas Aquinas offensive tackle Bobby Hart, at No. 83, is the top-ranked player in Broward. Hart has verbally committed to FSU.


Canez1...did U get my email about MaryLouAlumni? Reply?


Sam sacrificed alot to help this team out

He was the ultimate team 1st guy by the end of his career

I pulled for him here and I hope he has even more success with the Packers as he learns the position


* Wide receiver LaRon Byrd is wearing a brace on his left leg and has a bone bruise on that knee, according to Canesport.com. Coach Randy Shannon said Byrd will "probably" be back in practice next week, "maybe Monday or Tuesday.'' Shannon said Byrd is doing strength and conditioning drills.

* Shannon said quarterback Jacory Harris was a quiet leader, "not a yeller or screamer," though it appears Harris is becoming more vocal. Shannon also said he has not decided who the backup quarterback will be among Alonzo (A.J.) Highsmith, Spencer Whipple and Stephen Morris. We're thinking it's Alonzo.

* Defensive end Andrew Smith, with 10 tackles, three sacks and two quarterback hurries in Wednesday night's closed scrimmage (stats provided by sports information), "Can't wait to run out through the smoke" against FAMU on Sept. 2. He's not alone.

* Right tackle Joel Figueroa did not practice. He also sat out of the scrimmage. Shannon said wide receiver Allen Hurns (hamstring) returned. He also said cornerbacks Brandon McGee and Ryan Hill; and linebacker Tyrone Cornelius returned Friday. All those guys missed the last scrimmage.


Read more: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2010/08/tgi-friday-aug-20-practice-notes.html#ixzz0xLeA3fxA


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