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August 17, 2010



Just back from the 941, home of my 2009 LOF pick Sam "Lambeau Leap" Shields.

Long week. BTW when I was in Fort Myers on Wednesday I saw on the news that Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) wants to go D-I and start a football program.

I went to see UM play them in baseball this year over in Fort Myers. I'll dig it up.


CGNC...look what I found (Solar do NOT click on theis link!):



C-Mac looking like a hunk while hanging out with mini-CGNC (For DZ8):




Two tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan exposed alumna Hope Williamson, D.N.P. UM Class of '10, to the gruesome sights of war: soldiers with severe burns and limbs so badly injured they needed to be amputated. But through it all, Williamson maintained her poise, concentrating on her responsibilities as a U.S. Army major and combat nurse supervising medical operations in field and serving as a primary support specialist for medics.

Last week, she departed for her third mission in Afghanistan, taking with her a suite of new medical and leadership skills she acquired as a recent graduate of the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Miami’s School of Nursing and Health Studies.

“I learned the true meaning of evidence-based practice and leadership and will apply these new skills to provide more compassionate care for our men and women critically injured in combat,” Williamson said during a recent private meeting with Dean Nilda Peragallo, who honored the UM graduate before her departure.

“In the combat zone I wear a firearm on my side and never forget that I am a soldier first,” said Williamson, a resident of Sacramento, California, who comes from a large military family—her father served in the Air Force and three of her seven brothers were in the Army and Marines. “I am prepared to do whatever is needed to protect my team and country, but at the same time I am committed to saving lives. I guess ‘Nurse Warrior’ really sums it up.”


University of Miami student-athletes Allen Bailey, Matt Bosher, and Brandon Harris have been named first-team selections to the 2010 Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference Football Team in voting by media members at the annual ACC Football Kickoff.

Bailey made this year’s preseason squad as a defensive end. Harris represents UM as a cornerback, while Bosher made the team as both a kicker and punter.

As a junior in 2009, Bailey led Miami in sacks (7) and tackles for a loss (11), while leading all UM defensive linemen with 34 total tackles. He ranked fourth in the ACC in sacks per game (0.58) and tied for seventh in tackles for a loss per game (0.92). He was named to the regular season first-team All-ACC squad as a defensive tackle by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, Rivals.com, and Phil Steele Magazine.

Bosher was named to the 2009 All-ACC team as a first-team kicker and second-team punter after connecting on 14 of 16 field goal attempts and averaging 42.5 yards per punt. He was also chosen to the Rivals.com All-ACC first team as a kicker and to the Phil Steele All-ACC first team as a kicker and second team as a punter. He connected on 12 straight field goals as a junior in 2009. His 87.5 field goal percentage ranked third in the ACC, and he was a perfect 50 of 50 in point-after-touchdown attempts. In ACC play last season, Bosher led the conference with a 42.9 yards-per-punt average.

Harris was named to All-America honors by SI.com, the Associated Press, and Phil Steele Magazine as a sophomore in 2009. He led the ACC and ranked second in the nation in passes defended per game (1.31). He tied for second in the nation in pass breakups per game (15) and third in passes defended (17). He ranked third on UM’s defense with 58 total tackles.

The Hurricanes will open the 2010 season against Florida A&M on Thursday, September 2 at Sun Life Stadium. For ticket information for the 2010 season, call 1-800-GO-CANES or visit www.hurricanesports.com.


Here is FGCU article:



OK I won't open that link,
but it better not be CG's snow woman sporting Canespace and wearing a very very well endowed snowlift bra.




Grew up in Miami and played football at K land....i experienced the Dade County football machine.... actually it was 1975 and Dade

I also played @ K land from 72 to 75 or 76...

Where did U go to school?

Posted by: OCALACANE | August 19, 2010 at 03:59 PM

ocala-- i played at richmond perrine optimist club early 80s. i wonder who else experienced the miami-dade football machine?


Trouser trout.





Grew up in Miami and played football at K land....i experienced the Dade County football machine.... actually it was 1975 and Dade

I also played @ K land from 72 to 75 or 76...

Where did U go to school?

Posted by: OCALACANE | August 19, 2010 at 03:59 PM
I played for Lawnworth crow in the 75s i think. and for Burns in the 115s... then went to the varsity as a freshman.

Miami Christian... we had a big rivalry with Westminster Christian in 75... thats where i scored to beat them...there were a lot of media that day at the field.


We were playing Westminster to see who would remain unbeaten... we went 10 and O that yr and lost in state.




Dang! All you guys had nice stories. Ok, my turn!!!

It was 1985, and my dad walks in my room at 6am to wake me up for a photo shoot for the local paper. I was like, "WTH?" I walk downstairs and see Dave Wannstedt sitting in our living room (as the story really goes...they say he actually slept in his car in our driveway to make sure he signed my brother). My dad says, "Your brother has decided to join the University of Miami."

The reason he chose the Canes is because my dad was stationed at Wright Paterson Airforce Base in Dayton, OH. My brother, 6'7", played DE, and was going to HS at Wayne in Huber Heights, OH (where Braxton Miller is currently playing). Both my folks are originally from Polk County (Moms went to Bartow HS and Pops went to Ft. Meade HS), and my dad was about to retire that summer after 22 years in the Army. We moved back to Florida, and my brother wanted to be close enough for us to come see him play.

A side note: We actually watched the 1985 Super Bowl (Da Bears!) with Howard Schnellenberger while we were at Louisville for a recruiting trip. I am not sure if JJ or HS tipped each other off about my brother. This was before Rivals, Scout, internet, etc. Just in case for you youngins.

My brother roomed with Mike Sullivan and The C.H.U.D. (Rob Chudzinski). Russell Maryland use to come to their room all the time. Practically lived there from what my brother tells me.

He only gave it one year though, and transferred to USF to play rugby where he met his wife (she played on the women's rugby team). Football to rugby, go figure! As of today, I know he doesn't regret it, but I bet he sure as heck wish he had that ring they got the next year and in '89.

My most memorable moment as a Cane is hard to say. I have tons!

Here is a funny one. I was only 10 years old when we flew out to the Fiesta Bowl. I think we were at some luncheon or something. My dad was talking to Jim Kelly. He went to introduce me, and said this is the guy we were watching on TV the other night. I went and hid. I was a little shy then. LOL

P.S. If you watch The U documentary, and see when they show the shot of the 1986 team, my brother is first row, two or three dudes to the right of Vinny wearing #60. Yup, he's a part of the fatigues!







Can anyone tell me how these hurricanes are named?

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