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August 17, 2010


Sarasota 'cane

Skib dab on the chib spacer's. See, my damie, Pootie Tang don't wa-da-tah to the shama cow... 'cause thats a cama cama leepa-chaiii, dig?

"G" to the "O" 'canes!

Flib dipity to you 2 legion!)

Pootie Tang: Cole me on the panny sty.
Bob Costas: ...I'm sorry. What was that?
Pootie Tang: Cole - Cole me on the panny sty.
Bob Costas: What the hell are you talking about?
Pootie Tang: ...Cole me down on the panny sty?
Bob Costas: Oh, cole me down on the panny sty! All right!


17 year old Bryce Harper signs a 5 year / 9.9 million contract.


Something just not right about that.....

Posted by: raizecane | August 17, 2010 at 01:21 PM

Justin Beiber and Mylie Cyrus are younger and make twice that much or more every year.

So ready for the season to start!!!!!!!!


A good playa has an uncanny ability to focus. When he steps onto the football field he can hear the old guard shouting at him to leave the Cane thang on the field. This playa has no worries bout himself but he will give his best on each play. The greater the challenge the more he rises to the top. My bruddus its a Cane thang and you wouldnt understand!!
Gawd... college football is going to be normal again!! I still gonna miss Bubba tho.


Found this while digging through the garbage at the SS blog:

UM overtakes UF as top Florida college in U.S. News & World Report survey

The University of Miami has pulled an upset in the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

The private university surpassed the University of Florida for the first time to become the state's top-ranked school. UM climbed three spots to No. 47 in the 2011 guide to top national colleges.

UF went from 47th to 53rd and fell from 15th to 17th among top public universities.

"We're delighted to hear the report about our rankings going up again," UM President Donna Shalala said. "It means we're securely in the top tier of American universities."

UM officials say since Shalala took over in 2001, there have been increases in graduation rates, freshmen retention rate and the academic caliber of incoming freshmen. The university has climbed 20 spots on the U.S. News survey since then.

UF is attributing its slide to state budget cuts.

"The bottom line is we've seen our state appropriation drop $150 million in the past three years," spokesman Steve Orlando said. "We're kind of happy to even stay where we are."

Florida State University, another public school, fell from 102nd to 104th.

There were no surprises at the top of the list, with the Ivy League dominating again. Harvard University ranked No. 1, followed by Yale, Princeton and Columbia. Stanford University in California ranked fifth.

The survey, which traditionally has given numerical rankings to only about 125 schools, expanded that to 197 this year. As a result, three Florida universities received rankings for the first time. Florida Institute of Technology placed 159, the University of Central Florida in Orlando 179 and the University of South Florida 183.

Many academics have criticized the rankings, particularly for its use of "peer review," where universities judge the reputations of other schools. Still, universities know they are important to students and parents.

"If parents and students are paying attention to them, you ignore them at your own peril," Orlando said.

Scott Travis can be reached at stravis@SunSentinel.com, 561-243-6637 or 954-425-1421.


This should be good for recruiting...yes?


I was hoping Chris Hernandez wouldn't sign with the Red Sox so the Canes could have have one more year of him starting.But as a Sox fan I love adding another quality pitcher.


I must say. Steve at SS is doing damn good for just starting on this beat. Here is something he dug up out of Polk County:

Wesley Responds to Dismissal at Miami

By Tom Zebold

Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:36 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 12:36 a.m.

Steven Wesley isn't bitter about his exit from Miami, but he certainly isn't happy about it.

Click to enlarge
Steven Wesley

The senior defensive end from Bartow High School was dismissed from the Hurricanes football team last month and made sure his message about his time at Miami was loud and clear Monday.

"If I had a chance to do it all over again, I wouldn't play for coach (Randy) Shannon," he said in a phone interview with The Ledger.

Internet reports have said Wesley was released because of reasons ranging from academic issues to the 6-foot-3, 250-pounder being out of shape.

Wesley was quick to dismiss those as well.

"It didn't have anything to do with me being academically ineligible. It didn't have anything to do with me not being in good shape," he said.

"It didn't have anything to do with that," he continued. "That came down (to) a decision from coach Shannon personally. It was nobody else."

Wesley didn't go into detail about Shannon's reasons.

"I didn't get in any trouble at all. I didn't have any off-the-field issues when I've been down there," Wesley said. "It was really a personal issue between coach Shannon (and I). I guess he had a personal issue dealing with me. For what reason, I don't know."

Wesley's career at Miami started with a redshirt season in 2006. He played in nine games the following year and started 11 of 13 games in 2008. He played in 11 games last year and started in six of them.

Wesley said the news of his release was not taken well by some of the team.

"When all of this happened, certain coaches on my team, they were mad about what happened and they were mad about coach Shannon releasing me," he said. "Players on the team also were mad about coach Shannon releasing me. That should really let you know ... whether or not it was a good choice or a bad choice."

Wesley hasn't been sitting around stewing about the decision. It took him about two weeks to find a new home at North Alabama with coach Terry Bowden, son of former FSU great Bobby Bowden and the former head coach at Auburn.

"He had just called me one day and he told me, 'I have a full scholarship here waiting for you if you want to be a part of a team,' " Wesley said.

Wesley had a different tune about what he thinks of his new coach.

"Coach Bowden, he's a player's coach," the 22-year-old said. "He's one of those type of coaches where it's easy for you to approach and talk to about any certain situations. He's always talking and always communicating with us."

Playing time probably won't be an issue for Wesley now that he's settling in at left defensive end.

"I already talked to coach Bowden, and my defensive line coach told me I would have a chance to start," Wesley said.

The biggest adjustment from the move has nothing to do with football for the former three-year starter at Bartow.

"This is a real drastic, total lifestyle change," he said. "From Miami, you go from seeing palm trees and 70-degree weather every day to coming to trees that are bigger than all the buildings, to 100-degree weather."


Ok, Wesley. You were weeded out. Don’t take it so hard. It’s business, remember? See, in college, you are in contract one year at a time. And I am sure the player they used you to free up a scholarship is leaps and bounds better than you.

If you were a true Cane, you’d still be here…

Not bashing on the family somewhere else…


And on this part:

Wesley had a different tune about what he thinks of his new coach.

"Coach Bowden, he's a player's coach," the 22-year-old said. "He's one of those type of coaches where it's easy for you to approach and talk to about any certain situations. He's always talking and always communicating with us."


How does he know this much about Bowden? He's been with him for what, a week or two? lol


Although I wish Wesley would've gone out with a bang His Sr. year, I wish Him luck at UNA, and hopefully a shot at an NFL career soon after, ONCE A CANE, ALWAYS A CANE! in my book...

the "U" is America's team

Justin is right, the Sunsations are hot....but Lacee the cheerleader is hotter. Soup u should devote a blog to her. Lmao !!!!!


but Lacee the cheerleader is hotter. Soup u should devote a blog to her. Lmao !!!!!

Posted by: the "U" is America's team | August 17, 2010 at 05:09 PM


Lacee was a good friend of Canespace for several years and a very pretty, intelligent and classy young lady.



So I am absent from the blog for ONE day and you guys gotta go all "cultural competency" on me?


Any other questions U want Justin to answer that I did not ask?

If so, please post them here ASAP!


DZ is in!!

Ya man the Sheraton is the joint. This way we can get all jacked up and stumble to bed.

I'm in Sec 110 Row KK.

This is going to get nuts!

I am trying to get there early afternoon and kick it off.

I am ready to go right now!



Prime Time.
Thursday spotlight.
Night game... ON THE ROAD!

I'll be a couple of sections down from you at about the five yard line to your left.


Ya man we are going to have a great time!

I'll get there early to scout the joint.

We park at station square and take the ferry over to the stadium.

I am coming with my boy who is a Gaytor so we can always kick his azz if things go bad LOL!!



More from "The New Guy" at the SS:

Shannon downplayed the crowded situation at running back.

“What we try to do is find a way everybody can help us on the team,” he said. “And Lee’s been here, he’s a veteran guy and he’s played a lot. So when you look at Lee, you say, ‘OK, here’s a guy that plays running back, does a good job for us, where are we going to need some help? I always think about next year or down the road.

“Lee ain’t going to be able to help us this year because he didn’t go through spring. But the fifth, sixth game of the season, somebody might injured. Then Lee’s ready to go.”

— Shannon said he sees similarities in Chambers and Sam Shields. As you remember, Shields switched from receiver to cornerback for his senior season.

This transition won’t be tough for Chambers, Shannon said, because he played some defense at Coffeeville High School in Coffeeville, Miss., making 57 tackles with one sack and one interception for a touchdown as a defensive back and linebacker.

In fact, Chambers said he was an All-State corner in high school – “I had fun at it,” he said – and colleges mostly recruited him to play corner.

“It won’t be that bad,” Chambers said of returning to defense. “I’ll pick a couple off and it’ll bring the natural running back skills back out.”



I'll bring my boots.


I'm more worried that the move indicates that Ryan Hill and maybe even McGee might be a little more dinged up then we know about.

We shall see.




Miami will average over 35 PPG


UM will beat VT, FSU and UNC at home


Miami will beat both OSU and Pitt on the road


So is Wieclaw still on the team?


Ten of the top college football programs have been selected to wear uniquely designed Nike uniforms for at least one game during the 2010 season the company announced today.

The University of Alabama, Boise State University, University of Florida, University of Miami (FL), The Ohio State University, Oregon State University, University of Pittsburgh, Texas Christian University, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University will wear the innovative designs for a minimum of one game on their schedules.

The dates of those games will be announced at the unveiling of the uniforms Sept. 1 in New York.


Rock...the answer is YES:

Practice Highlights

Offensively, A.J. Highsmith successfully drove the `Canes down the field in the two-minute drill, connecting on intermediate passes to Lamar Miller, Aldarius Johnson and Chase Ford to set up a field goal by Jake Wieclaw. On the defensive side, linemen Marcus Robinson and Olivier Vernon each got into the backfield and forced errant throws by the quarterback.

Special Teams Work

More emphasis is being placed on special teams as camp rolls on and it was evident today as punts and field goals were a main focus. All-ACC kicker/punter Matt Bosher boomed a handful of punts early on before later connecting on a 50-yard field goal during a two-minute drill. Jake Wieclaw's field goal in a two-minute drill came from about 35 yards out.


I'm more worried that the move indicates that Ryan Hill and maybe even McGee might be a little more dinged up then we know about.

Posted by: DZ8 | August 17, 2010 at 06:14 PM

Never thought of it like that. Wonder what Manny has to say about that?


Too me Ryan Hill playing is a bonus because he's a 5th year sr. already and hasn't contributed too much.

McGee is a sophomore with EXTREME talent that I was hoping was going to take the next step.

It's early still... we don't know anything. I'm going to quit reading tea leaves and say... The sky is NOT falling.




University of Miami's deep corps of receivers just got a bit thinner.

LaRon Byrd missed Monday morning's practice session and will not practice in the Monday afternoon session of the Hurricanes' second two-a-day format.

Also missing since last Wednesday's scrimmage: freshman receiver Allen Hurns, who hurt his right hamstring.

Sophomore receiver Davon Johnson also is ailing. He was on crutches on the sideline the first day of fall camp, his right leg bandaged to the knee.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/17/1778418/miami-hurricanes-receiver-laron.html#ixzz0wuN3SMOq

orange 'n green in the vein

"VT should take care of this nonsense though.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | August 17, 2010 at 10:00 AM "

Really? Why would you think that Cav, it's two programs who excel at winning nothing of real value, of which one of them is more successful than the other. I'll give you a hint, the coach of the more successful team at winning nothing of real value would need makeup to play the role of Harvey Dent's criminal mastermind in the next Batman iteration.

WR's being nicked up just means it time for more STREETER!



VT lost 8 defensive starters, this is going to be the first year in a long time VT's offense is going to have to win the games.

Boise State and Miami both have the Qbs and offenses to give VT all it can handle this time around.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Boise pull out all the stops by the middle of the second qtr.

I want VT to win, I want every team we play to go 11-1 with one loss to us.


ONCE A CANE, ALWAYS A CANE! in my book...

Posted by: CaneRock | August 17, 2010 at 04:55 PM

well said canerock, enough bashing every kid that takes his game somewhere else.

It's amazing during recruiting time how everyone is drooling all over these kids, then they turn on them the second they hear the are leaving.



the 01 Sugar Bowl Miami vs UF

If these current kids play better than these 2001 guys like CaptO says, no way we don't go undefeated for the next 5 or 6 years.


with chambers supposedly moving into a secondary spot...make way for storm...that guy is looking like the real deal!
and yes it is streeeeeeeeeter time!!

Retro Jordans

If life is a quilt, then love should be a thread.


Questions for Justin at UM???


The depth seems to pay off now that there are a few injuries. At WR, Devon J., Byrd and Hurns are "nicked" up a little, but there is still Travis, Hankerson, Aldarius, Streeter and Thompkins, a pretty solid rotation.

Chambers move to CB demonstrates how deep and strong the RB rotation has become because Chambers was a great back when UM recruited him and many thought he might one day challenge Baby J. and Coop. Now, Berry has developed from a DB recruit to a legitimate NFL RB prospect, and Mike James might have even more upside as an all-around, versitile athlete.

From what I have seen so far, Berry and James will split most carries, but will be have lot more success than Coop and Baby J did last year since they have more experience under Whipple, and they are simply better RBs. You also have one of the three - Lamar, Storm and Clements - with some mop-up duty unless something unexpected happens.
If the running game is strong, that will take a lot of pressure off of Jacory and Whipple's offense will be even more explosive.


To be unveiled on Sept. 1. New Pro Combats and there are 10 teams again.


I’d expect to see them when we play Ohio State.

As the 10 team all play each other so you could see a home and away type Pro Combat. Here is my prediction.

Boise State vs VTech
Miami vs Ohio State
Alabama vs Florida
Pittsburgh vs West Virginia
Oregon State vs TCU


soup-- i think i already am on deck for some canespace gear. i sent my addy a couple of weeks ago. you have it?


You can bet if Nike has a hand in them, they will have a Halloween-ish quality with just a tad of too much super hero embroidery thrown in.


About how many more years till the fans realize Nike only unloads this crap to sell a few thousand more jerseys and they could care less how bizarre the Canes look in their costumes?


Everytime Nike comes up with there latest speed skater/jazzersize uniforms,
think about when you saw the Canes come out of the smoke with these on and thought "Yea those are Canes."



sorry Six
there = their

I know that drives you nuts lol!!


soup-- i think i already am on deck for some canespace gear. i sent my addy a couple of weeks ago. you have it?

Posted by: usagainstheworld | August 17, 2010 at 11:39 PM

Roger that! I have been such a slacker about mailing stuff out. That will improve this weekend.


Questions for Justin???


Jimmy Johnson survivor cast picture




Soup- I'd love to hear Justin's take on who the leaders are on this team. Not on the field so much as who on this team is the "Conscience." Points for anyone who remembers the original Cane with that nickname. :)


CaneRock - Perception for basically the most part IS reality

Why does Boss Man Shannon have a picture next to his window of a black man, in a dark suit and long dress coat, walking outside of a stadium - and then go on about how he hates seeing kids wearing their pants half off their ass, showing the world their boxers?

Why does Boss Man Shannon then say "you can't tell if he's a businessman or a ball player", when speaking of that person in the picture?

(It's Jackie Robinson walking outside of Ebbett's Field)

Why would he even care about having that picture and showing it to his players?

A lot of the time, you see what you get ... of course there are exceptions - that's why it's such a surprise when that happens

With someone like Eldrick, hey, who exactly got fooled in the first place? All the people that thought he was some good guy father of the year candidate - or - all the other people that really knew what he was like in being an ass on/off the course? All the porn stars & call girls were just icing on the cake for people who didn't buy into the smiling Eldrick ads for Gillette or Buick

He also wouldn't have gotten all those sponsors in the first place if he presented himself to the world like Adam Jones

My whole point was about doing what you needed in order to make more money, by presenting yourself in a better light to the business/marketing world for them to want to sponsor you and possibly make you a face/front man to pimp their product

And what did I say? "if you do have intelligence and general common sense, then you'll also generally have a pretty good character as it is."

I said "generally" - I didn't say "always"

Eldrick was an idiot in his actions, everyone knows this - he obviously didn't show too much common sense

When I say that perception for the most part is reality - did it not register with the difference between Antrel Rolle and Adam Jones?

I'm going to name some people and you tell me by reading their names, what exactly pops into your head and why

Peyton Manning. Kenyon Martin. Hank Aaron. Chris Henry. Myron Rolle. Tony Dungy. Drew Brees. Latrell Sprewell. Plies. Derek Jeter. C-Murder.

You try and tell me these guys perception is not reality

Of course perception is reality isn't 100%, but I'd put it at around 85% to 15%


Canez1 - ya, sorry brah, sorry to disappoint you ha

As you can tell, in the pic that 86 posted at the Rays game (without the vest, sorry CGNC), ya, I'm more olive than black

But, if you want to pay for some skin augmentation surgery for me like Robert Downey Jr.'s character had in Tropic Thunder ....



Six, who are you trying to convince, me or you. You picked those names, not me. Last time, PERCEPTION IS NOT REALITY! I'm through with it...









And speaking of Edge, I remember watching the FSU-Miami game during Coker's last year. If I remember correctly, Edge was standing on the Miami sideline in a black tee and some black jeans and He still had the mouth full of gold teeth. And out of all people, do you know who was gushing all over Him...BRENT MUSBURGER! Basically, Brent was commenting on how He never changed, how He kept the same friends from back in the day, all in all, Brent was saying that Edge was keepin' it real. But contrast that magazine cover of Edge full of gold teeth, with a picture of His former Colts teammate Marvin Harrison, ha, perception would've whooped your ass...


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