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June 21, 2011

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2002nemo

Hey now!

SOUP

Nemo does it with STYLE.

SOUP

Marlins still up 3-0 over the Angels in the 8th. Could it be?

OhioCane

Behind The Facemask: Lamar Miller

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CORAL GABLES, FLA.--

June 21, 2011

They are stories of perseverance. Stories about growing up, becoming men and being a part of a family. One-by-one, we hear from them. These are the Miami Hurricanes...

25 Things You Don't Know About Lamar Miller

I like to dance a lot of time, just to have fun. My favorite artists are Lil’ Wayne and Rick Ross.

I like to cook for my mom when she’s tired. It depends on what I buy, but I like doing steak and shrimp. I love spaghetti, lasagna, and all Italian food. I don’t know how to make it, but my mom does.
       
I like to play video games too. NCAA and the NBA 2K’s are the ones I play most of the time.

I just got a Twitter, but I like Twitter better than Facebook. Half of the people on Facebook you don’t even really know.

I have a sister; she’s three years older than me. She’s 23.

I’ve got three best friends that I grew up with that I call brothers. Herman, Reggie and Jalani.

I like to have fun, but I love to compete. Mike [James] and I compete for everything.

When I first got here, waking up early for workouts and stuff, I wasn’t used to it. It was tough, but A.J, Mike and I used to help each other get up.

When I first started playing football, I played nose guard. I changed my position after a game when I picked up a fumble and ran past everybody for a touchdown.

I started playing football when I was eight years old. I was too big to play with my age group, so I always played with kids three years older than me.

I played a lot of sports growing up. I played baseball, basketball, and ran track. I even played volleyball for my middle school.

I’ve got seven tattoos. A few are my mom’s name, my grandmother’s name after she passed away, and “Fantastic Four” for my friends from home. I have my initials too. I got them all in high school.

I love Reggie Bush and Clinton Portis. I also watch a lot of film on Frank Gore, but Bush and Portis are my favorites.

When I was growing up, I used to always like Miami. My mom and dad always loved Florida, so I rooted for both teams. When Miami would play Florida, I would root for the Canes though. My mom’s from Gainesville, but now that I’m down here, she roots for us.

I like competition, because it makes me better and the people around me better. Competing makes it fun, going out there everyday and having fun while you’re doing it.

I used to be afraid of airplanes, but now I’m used to them after traveling all the time. I hate dogs. I’m scared of big dogs. Whenever I would walk home growing up, dogs used to chase me up the street, and I’ve always been scared.

Coach Richardson has taught me a lot of things I never knew before, on and off the field. Watching film, blocking schemes, how to take on a defender, ball security, everything.

If I wasn’t playing football, I’d probably be playing another sport…maybe track or basketball.

They call me “Miller Time,” that’s my nickname. But my mom, dad and my family always call me “Boo.” They always have.

It’s good playing with all of the local Miami guys, because when it’s time to work, everyone competes. We have fun, but everybody competes. Playing against them in high school was tough, especially the Northwestern kids. They always used to knock us out of the playoffs. It makes all of us better, playing against each other.

I wasn’t friends with any of them really, but I knew them from playing against them. I met Marcus Forston when I was in 11th grade when he had committed to Miami and he talked to me about schools and where I was looking and stuff like that.

Some of my personal goals are over 150 all-purpose yards per game and to score two touchdowns per game. I want to win every game, win the ACC Coastal Division, and get to the National Championship.

I’m superstitious sometimes now. If I wore something the week before and had a good game, I’ll wear the same thing. If I had a bad game, I try to change it up and not do the same things I did the week before.

The kick-off return at Ohio State was the highlight of my career so far. It was only the second college game I had ever played in. I was having flashbacks to when I played Northwestern and I told my friends I was going to take a kick back this season. When they kicked it, I made a couple guys miss and ended up scoring.

I try to score every time I touch the ball. When I run the ball, I have to be patient and read the blockers and defensive scheme. On kick returns, you have to hit it and make guys miss."

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WindyCane-Forcast1

Its more about the head and the heart than the rankings

Posted by: Loco | June 21, 2011 at 08:10 PM

There IT is right there.

Posted by: SOUP | June 21, 2011 at 09:18 PM

My sentiments exactly!

WindyCane-Forcast1

"Coach Richardson has taught me a lot of things I never knew before, on and off the field. Watching film, blocking schemes, how to take on a defender, ball security, everything."

There now is coaching to go along with this S. Fla. talent. The Canes are going to have a big year!

SOUP

LM#6: "When I first started playing football, I played nose guard. I changed my position after a game when I picked up a fumble and ran past everybody for a touchdown."

And the rest is history....

solarcane

Its more about the head and the heart than the rankings

Posted by: Loco | June 21, 2011 at 08:10 PM

Right Loco that's what I said too.

Rivals,Scout, and ESPN are in college football for one reason, to make money.
Your guy is in a region with lots of subscribers he is 4 stars with 2 star credentials.

Eventualy the majority of fans will get it.
Same reason Spence is on the cover of ACC magzines in South Florida and Luke Kuechly from Boston College is on the same issue sold up north.

SOUP

Solar...nice work on the blob lately bringin all the 411. Thanks once again for all U do around here!

I'm out tomorrow for most of the day. Keep an eye on the place and tidy up if U can?

solarcane

you got it boss man

SOUP

Ohio...wanted to let U know we are getting recognized behind the scenes for our work on Twitter by some people who are some of "the people" that matter.

Thanks for your contributions!

OhioCane

SOUP - That's great! U are very welcome. Like I always say, I do what I can when I can.

SOUP

University of Miami head men's basketball coach Jim Larranaga is in high demand.

Over his first two months, Miami's new coach has been busy assembling his staff and getting to know his team, in addition to meeting with local leaders and becoming a part of the Miami community. While the Hurricanes are excited about their new coach with his Final Four pedigree, that enthusiasm has also spread to the community as the first two weeks of the 2011 Jim Larranaga Basketball Camp sold out. This week alone, there has been up to 30 children on the waiting list for the camp for boys between the ages of seven and 17.

Registration is currently being accepted for the final two sessions of the five-day camps - from July 11-15 and July 25-29. For $275 per session, kids receive daily individual instruction, game play, all-you-can-eat lunch, a camp t-shirt and a camp basketball. In addition, there are tremendous guest lecturers, many awards given with each age group and a championship series played on the final day.

Six

Crocs will win the CWS

The teams in the CWS and the difference in HRs they hit between 2010 and 2011

Team, HR ('10), HR ('11)

South Carolina 97 .. 45
Florida 83 .. 67
Texas 81 .. 17
Texas A&M 67 .. 29
Vandy 63 .. 47
Virginia 61 .. 24
North Carolina 45 .. 39
Cal 45 .. 31

Miami 106 .. 33

I wonder how in the hell these teams even made it to Omaha using these new bats b/c those bats limited the Canes so much ... as did players that signed with MLB teams instead of Miami - b/c they're the only team that happened to as well in the country ...

sorry ass excuses

SOUP

Six...looks like UF or UNC.

solarcane

Photos from Clarence Clemon's memorial service in WPB today
Heat president Pat Riley attends and pays his respect.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/palm-beach/sfl-clarence-clemons-memorial06212011cfs.pictures,0,6100570.photogallery

solarcane

ACC/ESPN

Allegations against UNC 'major'

By Heather Dinich

The unpaid parking tickets of several UNC football players pale in comparison to the 42-page document the NCAA just buried the University of North Carolina in.

This isn't just Butch Davis' problem. Consider it now a 'major' problem for UNC's football program, athletic department, and overall institution.

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Former assistant coach John Blake was sent one of three letters from the NCAA regarding allegations against the North Carolina football program.The NCAA wrote three separate letters to former UNC assistant coach John Blake, former UNC tutor Jennifer Wiley, and UNC chancellor Holden Thorp, informing them of the allegations against the football program:

"You should understand that all of the allegations charged in the notice of allegations are considered to be potential major violations of NCAA legislation, unless designated as secondary violations."

North Carolina has officially joined much of the college football world in the summer of discontent.

After a year-long investigation into North Carolina's football program, the university today released a 42-page document detailing the allegations, and it's not pretty:

Page 20: It was reported that during the 2009-10 academic year and August 2010, Jennifer Wiley, former academic support center tutor, provided approximately $3,500 in impermissible extra benefits to football student-athletes. ... Wiley paid $150 for an airline ticket in May 2010, and $ 1,789 in parking violation expenses on August 20, 2010, for then football student-athlete ...
Page 23: It was reported that during 2009 and 2010, seven football student athletes received $27,097.38 in benefits from individuals, some of whom trigger NCAA agent legislation.
Page 33: It is alleged that from 2007 to 2010, then assistant football coach John Blake partnered with Gary Wichard, National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) certified agent, and Pro Tect Management to represent individuals in the marketing of their athletic abilities in violation of NCAA legislation. Specifically, Blake was employed and compensated by Pro Tect Management to influence football student-athletes to hire Wichard to represent them in marketing their athletic abilities and reputations.
Page 35: It is alleged that from May 2007 to October 2009, then assistant football coach John Blake did not report $31,000 in athletically related outside income from Pro Tect Management, a sports agency representing athletes competing in the National Football League, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball.

Davis loyalists will be happy to know that no letters were specifically addressed to him, and that his name is only mentioned once in the entire document, in the context that the NCAA would like him to appear before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions on October 28.

There were, however, allegations that the "institution" failed to properly monitor the conduct of Chris Hawkins, who was allowed access to the facilities and participated in one-on-one drills with the players. And the "institution" failed to monitor the social networking of the players in 2010. And here's the kicker ... the "institution" did not follow-up on information that "indicated a risk of improper benefits being provided when reported by [a student athlete] to administrators within the football program."

Somebody knew something was going on and "the institution" let it continue.

North Carolina has 90 days to respond to this, and considering the massive, overwhelming amount of information the NCAA is seeking -- documents, transcripts, receipts, former players' previous Tweets, phone records, Blake's credit reports -- odds are the university is going to need every one of them.

It's far from over. The NCAA wants answers. Lots of them.

How much Davis really knew now only seems like part of the equation.

This is bigger than Butch Davis.

orange 'n green in the vein

So I can't find anybody actually reporting whether lack of institutional control is being alleged for Butch's team? You read The Brow's summary and she hints at it being levied three times, but is it an actual formal charge or not? When your assistant coach is a runner for an agent, how can it be avoided?

Sarasota 'cane

Butch is toast! Karma: It's what's for dinner!

Go 'canes!

solarcane

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ACC Insider

CHAPEL HILL – The guessing game is finally over.

We now know exactly what infractions the NCAA is accusing the North Carolina football program of committing and approximately when the punishment for those nine major rules violations will be handed down.

We can also formulate a conclusion based on some of the language the NCAA used in its Notice of Allegations to the Tar Heels – which finally arrived in Chapel Hill on Tuesday – that coach Butch Davis and his program should start bracing for more than just a slap on the wrist.

The terms “failing to monitor the conduct and administration of the football program” and “providing false and misleading” information to NCAA investigators are damning, to say the least.

Even worse is the passage that accuses former assistant coach John Blake of partnering with the late sports agent Gary Wichard “to represent individuals in marketing their athletic abilities” – thus officially labeling Davis’ one-time confidant as a “runner.”

And yet, as potentially damaging as the allegations are, things could have been much worse.

Despite widespread agent activity both on and off campus and the fact that an athletic department tutor not only helped commit academic fraud, but also provided players with money for travel and parking tickets, the NCAA stopped short of charging UNC with a lack of institutional control.

That’s likely the result of the school’s decision to err on the side of caution by holding players out of action last season, even a few who were cleared of any wrongdoing, along with the plausible deniability Davis has maintained from Day 1.

Blake

Those factors will likely spare the Tar Heels of the bowl ban that was the centerpiece of sanctions handed down in a recent case involving Southern Cal.

But they won’t completely insulate the Tar Heels, either.

The NCAA gave an indication of that by denying UNC’s request for a “summary disposition” of the case.

It’s a decision that will require Davis, athletic director Dick Baddour, chancellor Holden Thorp and several other athletic department and compliance office officials to appear before the NCAA’s committee on infractions in Indianapolis on Oct. 28 – the day before the Tar Heels are scheduled to play ACC rival Wake Forest.

Barring some kind of 11th hour revelation that causes the penalties to be stiffened even further, UNC will likely be asked to vacate its victories for the 2008 and ’09 seasons, be placed on probation for 2-3 years and be docked a significant number of scholarships.

Regardless of the punishment that is handed out, it won’t sting nearly as bad as the damage this forgettable episode has done to the Tar Heels’ once pristine reputation for doing things the right way.

Austin

Thorp, Baddour and Davis can crow all they like about their level of cooperation with the NCAA. But the indisputable fact, spelled out in black and White Out on the redacted Notice of Allegations released to the public, is that Blake, tutor Jennifer Wiley, players Marvin Austin, Greg Little and many others interviewed about their roles in the scandal were less than truthful in their statements to the NCAA.

Like a rusty old trophy from a bygone era gathering dust in the back corner of a display case, “The Carolina Way” is now a thing of the past.

“We made mistakes, and we have to face that,” Thorp admitted in a statement Tuesday.

One of the biggest mistakes was allowing a culture of entitlement to grow and flourish within the football program.

Star players had their hands out. Others skirted their academic responsibilities. And all did so seemingly without fear of being caught or punished for their actions.

Regardless of whose names are or aren’t included among the specific charges, Davis – as the man at the top – must ultimately be held responsible. And yet somehow he has yet to pay any kind of price for his “failure to monitor the conduct and administration” of his staff and team.

How that has happened remains a mystery.

It’s the one guessing game that didn’t come to an end Tuesday

solarcane

"Barring some kind of 11th hour revelation that causes the penalties to be stiffened even further, UNC will likely be asked to vacate its victories for the 2008 and ’09 seasons, be placed on probation for 2-3 years and be docked a significant number of scholarships"

And so ends the charade that was "The Carolina Way"

orange 'n green in the vein

Man, when did Butch go so off the beaten path? For a guy who did it the right way restocking Miami I'm just stunned he went so astray back in the college game.

The only thing more confusing to me now would be if Leonard Hamilton suddenly goes rogue up in the capital of the State of Speed to complete the heel turn of the UM coaching contemporaries from the real golden age of Miami men's centerpiece sports.

Old Skool

So when you vacate a victory, does that mean Randy's record improves?

Big Daddy Cane

does anybody on this site have any idea wth 4-real would like out of this class?

Posted by: ftmcane


HILARIOUS!! I was laughing my rear off when I read that.

Big Daddy Cane

Papa Cane - Lots of rumors going around a possible new commitment. I have not seen any concrete and reliable information. Until then, no news.

>>>>This appears to be Reggie Northrup 6'2'' 220 pound LB from J'Ville.

Big Daddy Cane

BTW... Did I read this right? Lt. SOLAR is running the show! Well congrats, SOUP left you the keys to the Ferrari.

SOUP

And so ends the charade that was "The Carolina Way"

Posted by: solarcane | June 22, 2011 at 12:28 AM

There IT is right there.

SOUP

Ohio...I made a lot of noise on Twitter last night and sent the link to the article to a bunch of UM contacts.

Send the article to SaveUMFootball today and see if we can get him to post a comment here on the blog.

Solar...U got this? I'm off to the 352 and out until later tonight.

2002nemo

Too bad Butch, life's a Bitch.

raizecane

Butch is toast! Karma: It's what's for dinner!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | June 22, 2011 at 12:08 AM

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Not so fast......accroding to Bill KIng, Butch's name is not mentioned in the allegations. Therfore, he should still have his job. Just passing info I heard as recent as this morning.

Big Daddy Cane

Not so fast......accroding to Bill KIng, Butch's name is not mentioned in the allegations. Therfore, he should still have his job. Just passing info I heard as recent as this morning.

>>>>>The implications are still on Butch though. He brought in the players. The HC is ultimately responsible for what players he brings in and he is supposed to vet their behavioral situations (character).

canechic

Butch will NOT survive this because he is the leader and his followers have strayed therefore the leader has failed. I think that is an old Chinese proverb...LOL! ;)

SOUP

Please comment on the rankingof the recruits.

Where do you agree or diagree?

Which player will make the most impact in 2011?

Which player will have the best carreer at UM?

Big Daddy Cane

I agree 100% with #1,2,3 Denzel Perryman will be an absoloute nightmare by the time he leaves. My favorite recruit out of this bunch is Taylor Gadbois..watch out for that kid.

canechic

Soup the one who has his head on right will win a spot on my list. With last season as my only way to judge these players....they have a long way to go. I hope they are working hard learning and being serious for next season. Act like a team, have each others back, give it all you got on every play of the game and I bet you will be successful player!

Ohio_Cane

Ohio...I made a lot of noise on Twitter last night and sent the link to the article to a bunch of UM contacts.

Posted by: SOUP | June 22, 2011 at 07:56 AM

I made one as well, but was to every follower of ours telling them to come over to the Space and share their opinions.

Ohio_Cane

All Papa Cane - Remember the name Reggie Northrop. He is a highly regarded LB out of Jacksonville, FL. 6'2" and 220 lbs. Visiting this week.

Visiting Thursday: WR Jody Fuller, 6-foot and 200 lbs. Runs a 4.4 forty. South Carolina is his #1 right now.

Name To Remember: 4-Star TE Sean Price, 6'4'' and 215 lbs, out of North Marion HS in Florida. Its between Miami and USF.

Name To Remember: 4-Star OG Daniel Isidora, 6'3'' and 336 lbs, rom Cypress Bay HS. He really likes Miami, and they really like him.

canechic

All of these guys you are reporting are just verbals right? They all still have an entire year left to play in high school right?

If this is true, I would neither get excited nor disappointed with these guys. Lots of things can happen in their senior year!

Big Daddy Cane

Wow...Canechic is on a rampage this morning!

ftmcane

ohio does such a great job of getting me excited about future prospects, however 4-real and CC do an even better job of stealing the wind from my sail. downers of the site if you ask me. LOL

Ohio_Cane

All of these guys you are reporting are just verbals right? They all still have an entire year left to play in high school right?

If this is true, I would neither get excited nor disappointed with these guys. Lots of things can happen in their senior year!

Posted by: canechic | June 22, 2011 at 09:10 AM
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Yes, and agreed.

Which is why I said in an earlier blog to not look too much into all these commits.

It's great to have a lot of commits, but there's gonna be some that sign elsewhere and will be others committed to other schools that will sign here.

Big Daddy Cane

SOLAR HELP!!!! lol.

raizecane

Butch will NOT survive this because he is the leader and his followers have strayed therefore the leader has failed. I think that is an old Chinese proverb...LOL! ;)


Posted by: canechic | June 22, 2011 at 08:46 AM

CC - I bet you a beer he survives this year... :-)

Big Daddy Cane

Please comment on the rankingof the recruits.

Where do you agree or diagree?

Which player will make the most impact in 2011?

Which player will have the best carreer at UM?

Posted by: SOUP | June 22, 2011 at 08:46 AM

BDC

canechic

I don't think so raize cuz they need a fall guy. He is an outsider and he was in charge....I say it will be a mass firing.

Guys just trying to be real....having been with kids and some football player kids through their sr year I promise things change. They get girlfriends, their grades slip, god for bide get injured.....just way to many things can and will happen.

Reporting the commits is fine, it is just way too early to judge. Goodness in a couple of years we will be getting commits in 8th grade.....oh vay!

canechic

Raize sorry I saw you said this year. Yep he may survive this year but not sure about the years thereafter. Anyway should be interesting to see it play out :)


dj moonbat

Man, when did Butch go so off the beaten path? For a guy who did it the right way restocking Miami I'm just stunned he went so astray back in the college game.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | June 22, 2011 at 01:06 AM


Frankly, I think it's at least as likely that Butch just managed to avoid getting caught while he was at Miami.

It's much simpler than trying to explain how: a) he managed to be squeaky clean, while b) overcoming a scholarship reduction specifically designed to hurt recruiting, and c) building the most talented squad in recent memory during that time, and then d) at his next college stop suddenly surrounded himself with lowlifes.

Ohio_Cane

For those interested in the details of UNC's allegations:

http://espn.go.com/photo/2011/0621/allegations_2.pdf

solarcane

Posted by: Big Daddy Cane | June 22, 2011 at 07:48 AM

BDC,

naw, I've just had the keys to the dumpster on here for the last 4 years. I'm just the janitor.

You would be pretty surprised to see the amount of stupid troll stuff I have to kill before it makes it on here.

The regular canespacers are always great about keeping the blog running smooth.

solarcane

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