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June 19, 2011


Chi Mia 'Cane '98

No way...

Happy 'Pa Day to all Canespacer 'Pa's.


Enjoy the stories family!

Posted by: Big Daddy Cane | June 19, 2011 at 10:51 PM

BDC...FYI I know U were trying to help out but U cannot post stories from pay sites on the blog. U can read them and then summarize them for the blog but not copy and paste copyrighted material verbatum.

Legal issues.


No way...

Posted by: Chi Mia 'Cane '98 | June 19, 2011 at 10:59 PM



I read them and I appreciate it.

Soup has a good point
Chris and Rudy at ITU are real touchy about anyone reprinting their site content.
Some of the other sites are pretty sensitive also.
I have been e-mailed by Chris so many times I told him to stick it and cancel my subscription.

Post inside info in your own words and you should be fine with the sites, soup and anyone else.
I know the readers love the info you brought.


#11 Gionni Paul will be better than his papa ranking, this I'm almost certain of.

#4 Dorsett may be too high, he has the talent but U receivers don't seem to kill it as true freshmen. plus we will be running a lot more and he has a couple more experienced guys to beat at receiver for playing time.



Solar...what's the link for The Solar Zone again?


The solar Zone


soup check the robbie green clip the guy kills


80 yrs old huh?

The Florida Marlins are expected to name 80-year old Jack McKeon their next manager, multiple league sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney late Sunday night.

Edwin Rodriguez unexpectedly resigned Sunday with his team in the midst of a 1-18 June, frustrated with his last-place club after less than one year on the job.

Rodriguez was in his first full season as the Marlins' manager. The Marlins would not have made a change if Rodriguez had not resigned, a team source told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

"It's been extremely frustrating for everyone," Florida president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said. "I think everyone here knows what is going on -- the way we've played, the way we've performed. It's tough on everyone, especially (Rodriguez).

"He communicated with me early this morning that this was something he was thinking about, and when I got to the ballpark we accepted his resignation."

Swimming Deeply In The Red
The Marlins entered June in great shape at nine games above .500 before plunging into the NL East's cellar with what may turn out to be a historically dubious stretch:

Worst win pct. in month
MLB history (min. 20 games) Team Win % W-L Month
1988 Orioles .043 2-11 April
2011 Marlins* .053 1-18 June
1916 Athletics .067 2-28 July
1982 Twins .103 3-26 May
1943 Athletics .103 3-26 August
1972 Rangers .115 3-23 Sept.
* - 9 games left

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McKeon last managed in 2005, also with the Marlins. He retired after that season, following a three-year stint with the Marlins that included both a National League Manager of the Year award and a World Series title in 2003. McKeon won both after also taking over the Marlins during the season and eventually leading them past the Yankees for the franchise's second championship.

McKeon has a career record of 1011-940 in 15 seasons as a major league manager. He would be one of only six active managers with at least 1,000 wins.

Rodriguez became interim manager June 23 of last year after Fredi Gonzalez was fired. He was given the job permanently five days later, becoming the first Puerto Rican-born manager in major league history. Florida went 46-46 under Rodriguez, who had opened the season as the Marlins' Triple-A manager in New Orleans.

"This was an extremely frustrated, proud man," Beinfest said. "This kind of caught us a little off guard. I know there's been a lot of speculation, everything, but this is not something I thought was going to happen today."

The Marlins fell to 1-18 in June with Sunday's loss to the Rays. They were 32-40 and in last place in the NL East, 12.5 games behind the Phillies.

The Marlins' recent slide can be attributed in part to the struggles of ace Josh Johnson and shortstop Hanley Ramirez.

Johnson, who led the NL in 2010 with a 2.30 ERA, has been on the disabled list since mid-May with right shoulder inflammation.

Ramirez, the anchor of their lineup, is batting .204 with four homers and 17 RBIs after spending two weeks on the disabled list with an injured back.

Beinfest said the team would move quickly to bring in an interim manager.

"So we can move ahead with the business of playing baseball and trying to win games," he said. "When you have a change like this, with a popular person, I think it's tough on a lot of people. You just need to go play baseball, and that's first and foremost."

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Big Daddy Cane

cool guys...sorry

Da U N Houston

I think Dorsett, Grooms (return game) and one of the LB's make impacts this year. Golden has to realize that SS and RB will be gone next year and has to get teh otehr guys some quality time (not just for next year but b/c they can play as well).

Kind of disappointed on OP's ranking since he was there for the spring, figured he should be ranked a little higher.

Can't wait to see Crawford get a crack at corner



Any more news from camp?


Grimble,Paul, Chick, Crawford,Finnie, Grooms, Perryman & Johnson Should all see the field this year. The rest need to reshirt.


I think the ones that play will see the field this year, and the rest will redshirt.


I agree with Herbieibis... the more kids we can redshirt...the better.

(Of course, none of THEM feel that way.)

How many days till tryouts? C'mon, we need some FOOTBALL!


Loco...that's why U get paid the BIG bucks.



Loco... you are truly a genius...


Ibis has 8 new recruits seeing the field this year. I think we added 17 total after transfers and late additions to the 2011 class. So that would be just under half of the new recruits playing and the rest redshirting.

That typically sounds about right but in a transition year usually more youngins play under a new coach and some of the old "dead wood" gets to hang out on the sideline with the coaches.


Solar - LOL the horseback riding mom - difference here is I am the competitor moreso than Heather. Everyone would think the opposite when I would stand at the rail and watch her classes. HA HA I tell them, I let her share my horse


In no particular order, Dorsett,Finnie,Pierre,Paul,Scott, and Smith see the field this season just because they're already on campus. Chick sees the field because He's probably the most College ready out of the true frosh. I think Perryman is College ready, but I think He sees the field to spell somebody, and on special teams. Unless Golden has other plans for Benjamin and Miller, then I see Grooms getting some playing time on STs as KOR or PR...


Behind the Facemask: Allen Hurns

"There was never a time I didn't want to go to practice football. I ran track and field in high school my 10th and 11th grade years, but my heart was always in football. Just football. My uncle played for New Orleans, and he was a coach at Miramar. I was playing when I was almost five, and since then, I always played quarterback until the 11th grade when I started playing receiver.

Everybody knows Carol City has a good football history, but it's been tough recently. When I was there my 9th and 10th grade year, we only won three or four games each year. Junior year, we won eight games, and my senior season, the second game of the year I hurt my knee and didn't really play. It was depressing, because at first I thought I would lose my scholarship. Some of the schools stayed with me, some took them away. I finished up school strong, graduated early, and enrolled in the spring. It taught me a lot of things and I met a lot of people.

Competition is one of the reasons I came here. I always loved the school growing up, but some people doubted me coming here because I they had so many receivers. I always loved to compete, I felt like anywhere you go you'd have to compete. I love it, I compete in the weight room, on the field and in the classroom. I'm always competing.

Playing football has given me an open mind. I've been playing football since I was four, and I've always had a passion for the sport, I've never lost interest. I always wanted to make my mom and dad proud.

My jersey number is now No. 1. All my years playing football, except my 9th grade and freshman years, I wore and loved No. 1. My uncle wore it. I asked Coach Golden if I could have the number, but I told him he didn't have to give me it, that I'd work for it. He gave it to me, and I know I'm going to make him proud.

The best catch was my freshman year at the Spring Game. It was fourth down on a two-minute drive near the 20-yard line. I made a first-down catch that put us in position to make the game-winning field goal.

The best receivers are Andre Johnson and Chad Johnson. They are my favorites. I like the way Chad plays, he's fun. I watch a lot of film; Coach McDonald has film on everybody.

When I was six years old, I won my first Super Bowl championship (in Pop Warner) and I was proud. I got to play at the Orange Bowl, and I won MVP. It was a great feeling.

Sophomore year I plan on doing big things on the field. Last year, I played, but it wasn't major, just mostly special teams. This year I'm becoming a leader, and I'm not young anymore. I'm ready to step up and make big-time catches and big-time plays.

Coach Golden came in here and changed everything around. He's pushing us harder, and he wants us to do right. It's not hard, if you do what he asks, he puts you in the best position to succeed.

I knew the U was where I wanted to be, watching the games on television. When I played at the Orange Bowl it was big, because watching them play, I wanted to be here. I love it.

Coach McDonald is a funny guy. Real funny. He teaches us a lot of things, and is a great teacher. He's on top of us with everything that we do. He shows us a lot of film. Anything we need, he's there. He makes everything fun.

My family is very supportive. My mom and dad come down at least once a week. My mom always brings me snacks, washes my clothes and all that (laughs). I have one older brother and he comes to the games as well.

We are all in this together. Everyone pushes everyone else. There's no turning back now.

I was raised to always respect an adult, no matter what. My mom told me you have to show respect, because you wouldn't want anyone to disrespect your mother or your parents.

Former Hurricanes who currently play in the NFL are always around. Everyday I walk into the weight room, I see at least 10 NFL players working out. On the field, they do the same work-outs we do. It's always nice to see people that have accomplished so much come back and show love. It's nice. At first, it's amazing seeing these NFL players. You see them, you smile, and you just watch. You think how much you wanted to meet him, and now he's right next to you. It's great having them around. All the NFL receivers come in and talk to our receivers as a group. I'm cool with all of them."



Off Topic: Ryan Dunn of Jackass passed away this morning in a car crash. He was a hilarious person, and a great human being. Was just on Minute To Win It on Saturday night playing for charity.



IM BAAAAAAAAACK...........Happy Belated Fathers Day to all.


Loco...that's why U get paid the BIG bucks.


Posted by: SOUP | June 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Loco... you are truly a genius...

Posted by: roachcane77 | June 20, 2011 at 11:31 AM

That's what four years of schooling gives you, no more knowledge about the future than anybody else has

Although I have to say that my prediction will probably be the most accurate.

Unless Al Golden sees this and wants to screw me over by not redshirting somebody who doesn't play...


Ohio - I went back a few blogs and saw you mentioned about a laptop being stolen. I bought a DELL for my daughter in December and it came with lo jack pre-installed. If you contact Dell, they may be able to help you.


Ohio - I went back a few blogs and saw you mentioned about a laptop being stolen. I bought a DELL for my daughter in December and it came with lo jack pre-installed. If you contact Dell, they may be able to help you.

Posted by: raizecane | June 20, 2011 at 01:10 PM

Ya, this laptop was from 2008, so I doubt it, but my parents are calling Dell today to check if they can do anything.


raize how was the cruise?


Via theUfootball.com - CORAL GABLES, Fla.— Sophomore running back Lamar Miller and senior wide receiver Travis Benjamin have been named to the College Football Performance Awards Special Teams Watch List for the 2011 season.

Benjamin was recognized as a punt returner, while Miller was included with the kick returners.

Miller is listed as one of 38 on the preseason list for the 2011 CFPA Kickoff Returner Trophy, while Benjamin is one of 35 punt returners to watch for nationally.

Last season, Miller ran back eight kickoffs for an average of 26.8 yards per return. His best return came at Ohio State, where he ran back a kick for an 88-yard touchdown against the Buckeyes.

Benjamin has shared punt return duties in each of his first three seasons with the Hurricanes, turning in a career-best 11.3 average as a freshman in 2008. Last season, he led the Canes in punt returns (23) and punt return yardage (106) and recorded the team’s only punt return for a touchdown in a 79-yard return at Ohio State.

Last season, Leonard Hankerson earned Miami’s first-ever College Football Performance Award as he was the recipient of the 2010 Elite Wide Receiver Trophy.

The 2011 Canes will open their season on Sept. 5 at Maryland. The 8 p.m. game will be televised live on ESPN.


IM BAAAAAAAAACK...........Happy Belated Fathers Day to all.

Posted by: raizecane | June 20, 2011 at 01:06 PM

OH HELL, the Captain has returned from his voyage. Musta run outta Rum?


"Coach Golden came in here and changed everything around. He's pushing us harder, and he wants us to do right. It's not hard, if you do what he asks, he puts you in the best position to succeed."

Solar and Canechic...NOW how can U say NOTHING has changed with these players and this team???

macjones de Albuquerque

It seems the Sin City Armani suit wearing Wise Guys still have a wee bit of faith in yoUr Miami, F-L-A Hurricanes. Get the fUc! oUtta' here.

The Canes open as a - 3 road chalk in their initial A.C.C. encoUnter with The Turtle. Say it ain't so, bUbba good ol' boys.

I believe I jUst may take a short road trip to sUnny Vegas come the weekend of Labor Day and lay some SERIOUS Benjamins down on yoUr Hurricanes! 4-bloody R-E-A-L!

I just prey tale, that that ' I played the game " dUde out in Tampa/St. Pete's doesn't tout Albert's squad against The Turtle.

Otherwise, all bets are off! Simply because that dUde reighns down too mUch N-E-G-A-T-I-V-I-T-Y on the Cane football and or baseball programs. If U-all know what I mean, Eh. oUch.

Bon jour


Don't we have a home and away with Kansas State the next 2 years?


Big Daddy Cane

OL MVP Hope for UM Offer

Joseph Gammon 6'2'' 275 pounder from Memphis, Tenn.

Big Daddy Cane

DT to camp at Miami this weekend

Michael Minns from DWYER...6'1'' 270.

Big Daddy Cane

DB says he's been talking to Miami lately

Crevon Leblanc 5'9'' 165 4.45

Big Daddy Cane

LB enjoyed Miami camp

Jamie Willis is a standout LB prospect from Fort Meade High and he spoke about his interest in Miami and more.


Big Daddy Cane

Enjoy the brief updates my friends!


LOL, mac is back... (with mac-speak.)

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: macjones de Albuquerque | June 20, 2011 at 04:06 PM"

After literal years of research and development combined with untold hours of computer programing I am pleased to announce a working prototype of the all new macjones translation program is finally reliable enough to release to the public and it's inaugural translation of his last post reads, and I quote;

"Vegas favors the Hurricanes over the Terrapins by a line of three points.

I am of the opinion of traveling to Las Vegas to make a wager of some substance on the odds being offered for the Hurricanes to cover.

If Six picks the Hurricanes to win aforementioned football contest I will refrain from betting due to his negative attitude causing less than peak performance to be displayed by the Hurricanes' football and baseball teams.

Good day hep cats."

OK, I still need to iron out some of the bugs in the programming apparently.


Enjoy the brief updates my friends!

Posted by: Big Daddy Cane | June 20, 2011 at 04:55 PM

Well done! Once U read it U can condense it and say it in your own words.


OK, I still need to iron out some of the bugs in the programming apparently.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | June 20, 2011 at 05:23 PM




Soup I refrain from judging the course of this team until at least the 5th game of the season.


Solar and Canechic...NOW how can U say NOTHING has changed with these players and this team???
Huh? I don't remember saying NOTHING has changed, where did that come from?

We already knew Golden is in the process of changing everything around before Hurns pointed it out. Golden told us that the day he got here.
Every player on any team is going to say his head coach is doing a wonderful job that's part of buying in, and being a team player.
That wasn't some kind of revelation.

We can all see we are headed in the right direction.
Every season since Omar had a blog we had guys saying 12-0 isn't out of the question.
And it wasn't, we just never wanted it.

What has changed is Randy Shannon broken man that he is,is sitting on his azz doing nothing at home getting paid by UM rather than sitting on his azz in his office doing nothing getting paid by UM.
No Randy is a positive.

I did say Jacory is immature. I didn't say he isn't bigger and stronger, and therefore changed physically.

Let's wait til we get to 4-0 and see how the staff keeps these players grounded and grinding.
They don't get full of themselves and fall apart in ACC play then we know we got some Canes over here.

I know you are as giddy over Golden as Capt Optimist was over Randy his first year.
There is nothing wrong with a little cheer leading for the home team.
I'm as big a fan as I as ever, and a big fan of Golden.

I feel a fact that is, the projected talent of the upperclassmen on this team should win the Coastal in their senior year going away,regardless if Randy or Golden was coaching.
If we win it will be all because of Golden, nothing to do with the fact the seniors and juniors were better than everybody else in their conference this season.


nice work!


Canechic...I understand your position.

Here is my W/L prediction. I am still think UM could go 8-4 or 10-2 but I am still at 9-3 for now:

Date Opponent / Event Location Time

09/05/11 at Maryland

09/17/11 vs. Ohio State

09/24/11 vs. Kansas State

10/01/11 vs. Bethune Cookman

10/08/11 at Virginia Tech

10/15/11 at North Carolina

10/22/11 vs. Georgia Tech

10/27/11 vs. Virginia

11/05/11 vs. Duke

11/12/11 at Florida State

11/19/11 at USF

11/25/11 vs. Boston College

12/03/11 vs. ACC Championship * Charlotte, N.C. 8:00 p.m. ET


Solar...Slow times at Ridgemont High. U know, I know, that U know about the art of kicking the ant pile.


UM just landed Leesburg High receiver D'Mauri Jones, who is 6-4, 190. He looks like a big receiver that can go get the ball.

Receivers Coach McDonald visited him at his school during the spring, and the Canes offered Jones soon after that.

I like these recruits and the recruiters!


New committ according 2 canesport. 3* wide receiver D' Mauri Jones. Love the way UM is snatching up middle tennessee & marshall's top prospects! Just jokin soupster. I'm gonna trust the process lol

Big Daddy Cane

Thanks SOLAR and SOUP!

Big Daddy Cane

Guys the internet is abuzz with rumors of a Jelani Hamilton commitment to THE U.


Big daddy..confirmed on rivals


Canesport reporting Jelani Hamilton committed to UM Bdc! Told u soup, TRUST THE FN PROCESS !

Big Daddy Cane

lol 4-Real!

Big Daddy Cane




Posted by: 4-Real | June 20, 2011 at 08:16 PM

Just like I said.

Well done young Danielson...

Big Daddy Cane

lol SOUP


Jelani Hamilton



Thanks for the mac-translation OGV.

effin hilarious!


OGV kills


Aflac moments we'd pay to see



Loco: that was good - well done.

Solar - liked the stickball vid...I called an old friend this past Friday while in a traffic jam coming home from work, and we were laughing...saying, when we were younger, it didn't matter where we were, what we were doing, who we were with... all we needed was a ball and we'd find a way to entertain ourselves for hours on end.

Reminded me of those guys in the video....cracked me up seeing them play around the sewer pipe.

They were pretty good gloves too!

Man, we used to play hot box by the hour...just two bases, two fielders, one runner and a ball. Add one each fielder and runner, and base. Mix. Add touch of wet grass for max sliding effect. Repeat. Makes hours / days / months of fun.


Jelani Hamilton from St. Thomas makes 17 commitments. Hamilton is a 4-star listed at 6'4" and 245lbs, and he could grow into a big DE or even a DT.

I really like this class!

VA Cane

Just back from 35th HS reunion. Great time, fun to see all the people I went to school with. We had a lot of olde players there...our starting backfield were all there....me at QB, R Wills at LHB, B Franklin FB, B Harris at RHB in ur fullhouse....hey we won 36 in a row 2 states...it was great to be there.

Big Daddy you are awesome. Your updates are wonderful, I apprecxiate it.

OGV...I saw your boy...Scarface this weekend...he came by our reunion to say hey tyo his boys from long long ago....thought of you....and that nickname...sorry I got so pissed back then..By the way, your translation machine was the best!!! You could market it for all the bloggers around the world who need help with the macs of the world. That was cool!!!! Glad to be back on here, hope everyone is ok.

Nice drum angle on Robbie Solar....

VA Cane

I meant in our fullhouse


What do these players all have in common:

RayRay Armstrong
Brandon Washington
Lamar Miller
Marcus Fortson


Here is another Solar Zone Hit of The Week contribution that just missed the cut

It cracks me up and gets mega style points though!



they are all on someones All American Team


SOUP, they're all gonna be in your LOF picks? Lol


VaCane sounds like you had a serious football program going at high school.


I was honestly not that impressed with Melanie hamilton. Maybe im hyper critical cause I played the same position for st. Thomas before moving to lb he looked like he was a bit sluggish out if his stance and played with too high a pad level on many plays. Sure he made plays but looks like he has a lot of technique work to do


they are all on someones All American Team

Posted by: solarcane | June 20, 2011 at 09:41 PM

SOUP, they're all gonna be in your LOF picks? Lol

Posted by: OhioCane | June 20, 2011 at 09:42 PM



Man, I take a nap after work and I miss 2 commits? Lol, figures

Delani is a HUGE get for Golden


fm...yes he has work to do on his technique that only coaching will fix but his size and natural ability are unquestioned.


They are all All ACC

( but yes they are all on someones All America Tteam


fm I got the same impression, he didn't look all world in his own highlight reel, maybe he is more impressive in person?


RayRay Armstrong
Brandon Washington
Lamar Miller
Marcus Fortson

Posted by: SOUP | June 20, 2011 at 09:26 PM

What do they have in common?

All are going to leave early after GREAT 2011 seasons.


Chase Ford

My middle name is Chase and my first name is Jordan. They always called me Chase when I was little so it stuck.

When I was six years old, I was getting ready to take a bath and I jumped off the toilet and slipped and busted my head. That’s how I got the scar above my eye. I think I got five or six stitches.

Texas is family and friends. I think of the country, I think of sitting around, not doing anything and not worrying about it.

Playing football has given me a lot of advantages in the classroom, in life, and in everything.

I secretly wish that my mom could move down here with me.

Transferring to Miami was a whole different experience, but probably the best decision of my life as of right now.

Playing tight end is fun. A lot of guys on the tight end group get together and we have a good time, it’s a pleasure to be around them. It’s the U, “Tight End U.”

At the end of my 10th grade, my youngest brother needed special help in school. They didn’t have the kind of attention he needed at the school I was at. So all of us moved to a new school. Me and the new head coach were talking and he asked me what positions I played. I said quarterback and free safety. He said “That’s good, but here you’re playing tight end and defensive end, so go get your pads and get ready.” That was that (laughs).

Coach Carroll is a real good guy. He’s an up-tempo guy. He’s always bouncing off the walls, always upbeat. He’s a fun guy to play for. He’s taught me a lot and developed my game to become a better football player.

There’s going to be a lot of competition at the tight end position this year. Blake Ayles who transferred from USC is good, Asante Cleveland played in a few games and did real well, Clive and Billy are good too. I really don’t think of it from a competitive edge, but I think of it as going out there, doing what you have to do, getting your job done to the best you can do it, and have fun when you do it. Whoever plays will be the best player.

The Golden Era just started, but between now and the time he’s done, I’m sure he’ll have a few National Championships under his belt, hopefully this year to start it off. It seems like he has a good plan.

This is my first spring of playing college football, so I didn’t really know what to expect coming in. It’s a different atmosphere from last year. Waking up at 5:30 a.m. for workouts and the new posters in the locker rooms with guys like Ray Lewis saying stuff, it’s kind of different but it’s fun. It’s been a learning experience, because they’ve put more on us this year than they did last year.

I wouldn’t be here without my family. From grandparents to my aunts to my parents and my brothers. When I’m down, they’re my driving force. They always have my back. I love them and would do anything for them.

My mom told me when I was little, she asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I said a dad and a little brother. My mom got married on December 10th, and my little brother came on July 2nd. I got both presents.

I didn’t think I’d be here playing football, because when I was 14, I was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital for a long time with a bad staph infection. The doctors told me I was lucky to be alive, and that I would never play football again. I guess I proved them wrong. They said I wouldn’t play football again because it was too big of a risk. After the third or fourth game of the next season, when I went back to the hospital, they cleared me to play. God’s blessed me.

When I was younger, basketball was my sport. I didn’t like getting hit. But when I couldn’t play football, I wanted to. When they cleared me, I came back and was so excited to play. I played quarterback and threw like three interceptions right away (laughs).

I was raised to do right, be respectful. My grandpa was a principal and worked out at a state school helping with special education. My grandmother just retired as a teacher. I was raised by them until I was five, brought up on good morals. They taught me right from wrong.

You never know what will happen, what life’s going to bring you, and what life’s going to take you through.

The U is about winning, legacy, and teamwork. It’s about family and we see it each day with the NFL guys coming back to talk to us or to work out. The first player that came back that I remember seeing was Willis McGahee. It was cool, because you think how he plays on television and in the NFL. After awhile, you start to realize they’re people like me and you. Yeah, they play in the NFL and yeah they’re great players, but they’re regular people. Most people think all athletes are stuck up and all that, but not these guys.

We are all in it together, ready to win. From the weightlifting sessions to the spring practice, one person can’t do it by himself. This isn’t a high school basketball game. You need teamwork to accomplish your goals.

When these seniors are done, I want us to leave a legacy. I want them to say, “That team right there, that was the team. That was a group of players right there.” In 2020 or 2030, I want them to remember the 2011 team, like we remember the 2001 team.


fm and Solar...I have to agree after watching even more film from the HS playoff game that #99 does NOT look that special.

I know he is considered to be a four or five star player depending on who U ask but the film does NOT show that.

Very curious.


raize how was the cruise?

Posted by: canechic | June 20, 2011 at 02:03 PM


Could not have asked for a better time. All the ports except Belize were great. Belize is a dump in the port area so if you ever go there, stay on the ship or book an excursion that lasts 5 - 6 hours.

BTW - we did the cave tubing there and it was great. I also ate a termite......DONT ASK...lol


OH HELL, the Captain has returned from his voyage. Musta run outta Rum?

Posted by: SOUP | June 20, 2011 at 03:24 PM


Pretty much but did manage to come back with 2 bottles of Crown Royal (1 bottle being the new black label).


After all the hype and gushing on Twitter and other blogs I thought I was going to be blown out of my chair like I was with
GP's highlights or Chicks.
If those were Hamiltons very best plays of the season, not too spectacular.
We will have to wait and see how Hamilton responds to his coaches.




The Sting

Ducks, spend $25,000 dollars on 2011 player profiles, then find out they are 2009 profiles and the kids are already in college


Oregon football: Player profiles Willie Lyles sold Ducks appear outdated, lacking national scale

A national recruiting package purchased by Oregon in February 2010 that included the player profiles for 140 players with the heading “Player Profile 2011” is made up of virtually all 2009 high school graduates.

Further, although the service was billed as a “national package,” the vast majority of the players are from Texas. Forty of those profiled are from Houston. Of the five from outside Texas, two were from South Carolina, and one each from California, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

UO purchased the package from Willie J. Lyles' Houston-based Complete Scouting Services for $25,000.

Amid the documents released by Oregon related to the football scouting services inquiry were 140 recruiting profiles of high school players under the heading “2010 National High School Evaluation Booklet." Above each individual profile, however, reads “Player Profile 2011.” The related invoice cites the "2011 National Package."

A search of all the players listed revealed that virtually all graduated from high school in 2009 with a few graduating in 2010 or 2008.

One of the recruits in the package dated 2011 was defensive lineman Nosa Eguae out of Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas. Eguae signed with Auburn in 2009 and started 11 games for the Tigers last season, including the BCS National Championship game against Oregon. He had four tackles, one for loss against the Ducks.

Two profiles appear of the same player. One profile was a redacted bio page for privacy reasons, presumably a recruit who wound up at Oregon.

Tragically, another listed recruit, wide receiver Josh Rake out of Southlake Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas, died in a car accident in on Sept. 30, 2010 during his freshman year at the University of North Texas.

UO has not answered to The Oregonian's questions for more specifics on the document, including when it actually received it and what period it was intended to cover.


How in the heck do you pay to see a player you are thinking of recruiting's high school profile when that particular kid just played against you in the NC game???


One of the recruits in the package dated 2011 was defensive lineman Nosa Eguae out of Mansfield Summit High School in Arlington, Texas. Eguae signed with Auburn in 2009 and started 11 games for the Tigers last season, including the BCS National Championship game against Oregon. He had four tackles, one for loss against the Ducks.


Max Preps pre season high School national rankings

No. 17 Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: Dwyer should have excellent receivers this season, which will be a bonus for quarterbacks Faton Bauta and Bobby Puyol, who are battling for the starting job. Bauta, a transfer from Poly Prep, is talented enough to find playing time at a number of positions. The offensive line will see some new faces, but returning tackle Patrick Miller, a major recruit, is a great returning piece to build on. The Panthers’ sophomore class, which features Clint Stephens, Johnnie Dixon, Shaun Boone and Eric Roginsky, has coach Jack Daniels excited for the future.

Question marks: With the departure of Jacoby Brissett, Curt Maggitt and Nick O’Leary, Dwyer will have to replace a tremendous amount of production on both sides of the ball. The Panthers received several key transfers who will be skilled yet inexperienced in Daniels’ system. The team looked commendable in its spring game, but it will need to play as a fully cohesive unit when it opens up the season with Glades Central.

Outlook: More than anything, last year’s 12-2 season proved that Dwyer is fully capable of reloading, as the Panthers excelled despite losing Matt Elam, Robert Clark and Gerald Christian from the 2009 squad. Transfers Bauta, Dixon, linebacker Gage Batten and defensive end Malik Brown will have Dwyer performing up to the level of expectations that Daniels sets for his program: state championship or bust.


No. 14 Glades Central (Belle Glade, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: What would a Glades Central team be without tremendous speed? Not only does this Muck Bowl participant boast its usual share of burners, but the 2011 Raiders are an experienced squad, with numerous key players returning from last year’s 12-2 squad that claimed victories over Skyline and American Heritage. Cre'von Leblanc, Jamie Wilson, Dominique Gibson and William Likley give Glades Central some of the best returning skill players in the country.

Question marks: For as well-established as the team’s skill positions are, Glades Central’s line play may be just as unsettled, as new head coach Roosevelt Blackmon will have to rebuild large parts of both the offensive and defensive lines. How the team will mesh in Blackmon’s first season, particularly with transfer quarterback Tanner Redish at the helm of the offense, still remains to be seen.

Outlook: Assuming the likes of Tavious Bridges and Brandon Rodriguez help construct a formidable defensive line, the real x-factor could be quarterback play. Glades Central will face a stiff season-opening test against Dwyer, a program the Raiders have found success against lately. This is a small program with big expectations, and will be among the state's and country’s best.


No. 4 St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: First-year head coach Rocco Casullo, who was promoted to fill the position vacated by George Smith’s retirement, is a defensive coach, and he’ll have plenty to work with. Jelani Hamilton, the team’s top recruit, anchors the defensive line. Cole Champion leads a stout linebacking unit. The secondary features plenty of young talent, but is very inexperienced. Dami Ayoola and Fred Coppet give the Raiders a speedy one-two punch at running back.

Question marks: Like the Raiders’ defensive backs, the team’s wide receivers will be fast and very skilled, but the unit is new and will need to adjust to a new quarterback. Games against De La Salle and Prattville will present different but equally daunting challenges to Aquinas early in the season.

Outlook: Over the last five years, Aquinas has shown that it reloads as well as anyone in the country. While the Raiders lost some key pieces to graduation, there are plenty of future stars waiting in the wings. The team's ground game will be difficult to stop. Defensively, Aquinas won't drop off much from last year's sterling unit.


No. 2 Armwood (Seffner, Fla.) - Full preview
Strengths: Armwood returns top prospect Matt Jones, who will run behind a huge, nasty offensive line led by Cody Waldrop and features Cameron Dees and Kevin McCoy. The team’s defense, which boasts Eric Striker at linebacker and Leon McQuay at defensive back, is another strength.

Question marks: It’s hard to find any real weakness on this team, but the biggest one will be behind center, at least initially. A transfer from Tampa Bay Tech, quarterback Darryl Richardson has impressed this spring, but will need to adjust to the Hawks’ drastically different offense quickly. He has shown flashes of brilliance this spring, putting his rocket arm on display. Still, he needs to gain a full understanding of the Hawks’ offense for them to have the type of season they’re capable of having.

Outlook: This team is extremely talented and should be hungry for a state title after just falling short in last year’s 4A championship game. If it plays to its potential, this Armwood squad could be one of the best in Tampa-area history and will compete for the No. 1 spot in the Xcellent 25.


* #1

No. 1 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) - Full preview
Strengths: This Don Bosco Prep defense could be the best the Ironmen have ever had, and that’s saying a lot. Darius Hamilton and Al-Quadir Muhammad lead an explosive defenslive line. Yuri Wright, Elijah Shumate and Jabrill Peppers help comprise the nation’s best secondary. Michael Strizak will be another player that needs to be accounted for each play.

Question marks: How will quarterback Mike Yankovich fare as a full-time replacement for the departed Gary Nova? Yankovich, more in the mold of former Don Bosco Prep signal-caller Brett Knief, will need to mature quickly. He also has the luxury of throwing to arguably the state's top receiver, Leonte Carroo.

Outlook: After flying under the radar to begin last season, the Ironmen will begin the season with the bulls eye on their backs. They have the talent and experience to have another memorable season. Yankovich should be ready to handle the offense. The defense may be tested early on with games against Mission Viejo and Manatee.



Miller is featured on the cover of Phil Steele and the others are on Steele's watch list.



Oops. I'm only partially right.

Old Skool

Great line from this morning's paper

Denver Broncos defensive player Jason Hunter was struck in the left upper chest by a kitchen knife hurled at him by his girlfriend during an argument over cell phones, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press.

Hunter told police the woman waved the knife and told him to stay back before throwing it "on accident"


Maybe I am having a blond moment but I not sure I understand that Oregon article. They paid for profiles? Is this wrong or just stupid?


Hunter told police the woman waved the knife and told him to stay back before throwing it "on accident"

Posted by: Old Skool | June 21, 2011 at 06:46 AM

Happens all the time.

Just last week me and the wifey were sitting calmly at the dinner table cutting our pork chops when all of a sudden...


Is this wrong or just stupid?

Posted by: canechic | June 21, 2011 at 08:07 AM

Niether. It is a "cover" story for Oregon paying a street agent to get players to sign with the Ducks.


Oh soup well that has to be wrong right?


UNC elimnates Texas from CWS.

Marlins lose again in spite of replacing Managers and benching Ramirez.

Rays beat Brewers 8-4.


Oh soup well that has to be wrong right?

Posted by: canechic | June 21, 2011 at 08:16 AM

Well since U put it that way U are right it WAS wrong. ;-)


I will be in Eugene on the 4th of July so I will try to get the lowdown. ;)


Miami goes after a real point guard

At this time last year, Kareem Canty was just starting to make a name for himself. After a solid AAU spring season, he began to draw interest from low-to-mid-major Division I programs and after flying under the radar at Bishop Loughlin, he was enjoying the attention.

As the July Live Recruiting Period nears, Canty isn’t nearly as enthralled with all of the attention.

“It’s been really stressful,” said the dynamic pass-first point guard who recently finished up a postgraduate year at Bridgeton Academy, is ranked seventh among points guards in the Class of 2012 by Scout.com and plans to prep next year at either South Kent (Conn.) or Brewster Academy (Mass.). “I speak to a new school every other day. I focus on one school, then I get a new call and I have to wait.”

Philip Hall

Harlem's Kareem Canty has narrowed his list to Miami, Seton Hall, Xavier and Florida State.

Canty hopes to end the process soon.

He recently cut his list to four: Xavier, Miami, Seton Hall and Florida. He has taken unofficial visits to Xavier and Seton Hall and plans to visit Miami next week. Canty said he nearly committed to Xavier during his visit there. He fell in love with the campus, the “family atmosphere” around the team and already felt comfortable with head coach Chris Mack and assistant Rasheen Davis, his lead recruiter.

“I just felt like I was making my decision too soon,” the 6-foot-1 guard said. “I had nothing to compare it to.”

He even changed his Twitter handle, which ended up being eerily similar to current Xavier point guard Tu Holloway. Canty said it was just a coincidence. He, however, can see himself at the Atlantic 10 power.

“Xavier is cool, they win a lot, all their guards enter the [NBA] Draft,” he said. “Rasheen Davis is cool. It seems like they really want me over there.”

Canty makes it sound like Miami is right up there with Xavier. The staff there, led by coach Jim Larranaga and his lead recruiter Michael Huger, recruited him when they were at George Mason.

“They knew about me before everyone else,” he said.

Canty said he is not ruling out Florida State or Seton Hall, either. He’s always been a fan of the Seminoles’ style of play, especially when current Knicks guard Toney Douglass was in Tallahassee, Fla., and enjoyed his unofficial visit to Seton Hall.

One Division I assistant involved in Canty’s recruitment said the Harlem native can make an impact for whatever program he chooses.

“I love his competitive nature,” the coach said. “He has a will to win, he plays hard and he hates to lose.”

“He’s starting to realize how good he can be if he continued to work,” said Abdu-Allah Torrence, Canty’s coach with the Long Island Lightning. “He’s a kid who’s tough, gets in the lane, can score and create for others.”

After he visits Miami next week, Canty said he will sit down with family and coaches and make a decision. He would like to do so by the end of July 4th weekend.

“It’s not definite, but it’s something I’m looking into real hard,” he said. “I want to go to a school where I can change the program or I can make a big impact.”


The graphic photo warning on cigarette packs about to finally roll out.
If you buy something that costs a fortune, says it can kill you, and has a picture of rotting teeth, corpse and diseased lungs as it's legacy, on each package then you are addicted or just pretty stupid.



Louisville CB gets 2nd DUI in seven months,
rear ends a police cruiser in the process.

Louisville cornerback Darius Ashley had an opportunity to find his way into the starting lineup this fall, competing for a position left vacant by Johnny Patrick and Bobby Burns. Ashley made it much more difficult for himself over the weekend by picking up his second DUI charge in seven months.

Ashley was arrested early Saturday morning after he rear-ended a police cruiser at a stoplight. Ashley, 21, claimed he had consumed just four beers earlier in the evening. Police said he had a blood-alcohol level of .186 - more than twice the legal limit.

Head coach Charlie Strong kept Ashley from traveling with the team to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl in December after the defensive back was found unconscious at a restaurant drive-thru with his car running. He was arrested for his first DUI. His BAC in that case was .192. Ashley plead guilty to that charge in April, and was punished with home incarceration for four days, a suspended license, and enrollment in an alcohol-education program.

Unfortunately for Ashley, having already used that second-chance may lead to the end of his time in a Cardinal uniform. While an official announcement from Strong is pending, UL officials told the Courier-Journal that the head coach was aware of the arrest. Ashley entered Louisville as a running back but recorded two interceptions, three sacks, and a forced fumble since making the move to the defensive side of the ball.


The recruitng seems to be going good. Added another D.E. and a another no name WR. Al you need to put the breaks on Dog. We ain't the Texas of the South. There's plenty of time left to throw those 25 or so schollies out like candy at a parade. I know every kid can't be a 4 or 5 star player but don't sell yourself short on those big name dudes left on the board.
Lastly, for the millionth time I've said this what about 2 BIG TIME D.TACKLES, I'm just asking for (2). Not some kid that comes in here at 250 and we have to wait 3 years for him to get to 290, just a couple of already 6'4 285-290 types. We need at least 3 difference makers on each side of the ball, if you can do this I'll lay off.


Davie boy drowns rafting the Ocoee River, Tenn.

Tragic Drowning on the Ocoee River
by George Sayour

It is with sadness that I write this blog post. 16 year old Andrew Silvershein of Davie, FL passed away on a rafting trip on the Ocoee River in Tennessee on Sunday. This has to be every parent's nightmare and our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to his family and friends.

Of course, as whitewater paddler any accident on a river upsets me. In this particular case, being that I live in South Florida, I happen to know people who were friends with Andrew which literally brings it a little closer to home for me.

The reports I read say that upon the raft flipping over, his foot got caught in some rocks causing him to drown. While the Ocoee River is mainly comprised of Class III rapids, it has traditionally been considered a "safe" river. However, anytime a paddler is out of their boat, swimming in whitewater can become dangerous.

For those of you who knew Andrew Silvershein the funeral will be held at noon on Wednesday at Beth Ahm Israel, 9730 Stirling Road in Cooper City, FL


Herbie, while I partially agree, U've gotta remember that there's a lot of time left before these kids sign their LOI. Some of these kids will change their mind and sign somewhere else


Marlins lose again in spite of replacing Managers and benching Ramirez.

Rays beat Brewers 8-4.

Posted by: SOUP | June 21, 2011 at 08:24 AM

Marlins lose again because Anibal Sanchez could only go 7 innings. Give the ball to the bullpen and... loss

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