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June 27, 2011

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Ohio_Cane

Ohio - LOL I have an empty Jagr peanut butter jar at home - do you remember that from the late 90's? LOL I keep change in it now

Posted by: CGNC | June 30, 2011 at 04:33 PM
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LOL, I sure do! That's awesome!

I have a Jagr rookie card sitting at my house. Maybe if I get to a home game early enough this year I can get him to sign it!

SOUP

Uhh. They all hated Miami Killian High School.

Posted by: Old Skool | June 30, 2011 at 04:23 PM

I expected better from U young man.

They all wore #6 at UM.

Duh...winning!

Ohio_Cane

They all wore #6 at UM.

Duh...winning!

Posted by: SOUP | June 30, 2011 at 04:39 PM
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Hey now! I was right too! Just because it wasn't the answer U were looking for, doesn't make me wrong! LOL

Ungar

Ohio_Cane, looking like a lawyer with that answer....

solarcane

soup thanks for ordering the shirts appreciate it.
i'll check emails in a sec.

solarcane

roach school welcome,
that was pretty awesome how every Lego worker moved and did his task completely during each scene.
the bus coming onto its route piece by piece was pretty clever too.

Big Daddy Cane

Rmors of a Stefon Diggs commitment on the horizon. I am hearing from several reliable sources he has been a silent for about a week.

SOUP

How many punts and kickoffs did Devin Hester return for TDs while at Miami?

UMike

SOUP, idk but I saw him return 2 in that huge comeback at the OB vs Louisville..and he had one called back..my greatest game at the OB..I missed the earlier ones lol

OhioCane

Pro Canes - Ken Dorsey says he likes what he sees from the current Canes bit.ly/cW248Z

OhioCane

SOUP, Hester had 6 TDs from kick returns, and one blocked field goal return. He also scored one rushing and receiving touchdown, and recorded five interceptions as a defensive back.

Old Skool

Big that excellent news.

Felipe.

Primer on Stefon Diggs. Hope he recruits from the sounds of it...

Diggs is a very impressive, yet raw athlete that doubles as a wide receiver and running back. He possesses very good size, a thick build and some natural strength. He is a glider with quick feet and a physical nature. Will make some spectacular plays in the passing game and on the ground. When in the backfield he possesses an upright running style and is a pick and slide runner. Shows good urgency out of his stance and does not waste much time squaring up his shoulder pads and accelerating downhill. Displays deceptive lateral quickness to elude initial defenders at the line of scrimmage and bounce outside before cutting back. Does not show elite initial burst or explosion, but can pick up good north-south speed and is a load for smaller defensive backs to bring down when he reaches the second level. For a taller back, he runs with good lean and flashes great body control and balance after initial contact. His vision and running style make for a deceptively speedy receiving threat out wide. He is strong and imposing off the line, but not crisp or sudden as a route runner. In fact he is very raw in this area. Wins on athleticism, size and speed and in many cases because he is much better than the opponent and can be intimidating ... He can stem and weave as a route runner and eat up cushion. Uses his size to shield the defender and push away against tight coverage. Diggs catches the ball well and has shown that he can adjust to poorly thrown balls outside his catch radius. However, he is also a body catcher far more than he should be. Lets the ball get into his frame as opposed to extending and high pointing ...With further refinement he could be a great one.

solarcane

JAntweil: Just ran into ART KEHOE at Circle K by my apartment,made my night. He was hyping up Golden so much and love B-Wash

solarcane

James Gaines V

I’m so grateful to be here. I just make sure to thank God every day that I’m here.

I wasn’t really heavily recruited. I was recruited to the University of Buffalo, University of Akron, and I committed to Buffalo. I de-committed because the coach left. Once he left, I opened up my recruiting again, and the University of Miami came in. I was like “oh man!” I didn’t even need to take a recruiting trip, but I took one anyway (laughs). I don’t tell many people that, but this is my dream school. I always wanted to come here. I would never tell Willis McGahee this, but he’s my favorite player. He’s always in the weight room and we always jaw at each other. It was amazing, when I heard that Miami was interested.

When I was six years old, it was my first year playing football. I played for the Buffalo Vets, and I quit. I quit football. It wasn’t fun, I didn’t like it. They were hitting me too hard (laughs). When I quit, I went home and my dad wasn’t too happy. The next year, I tried again and played for another team, the North Buffalo Rams. That’s when I fell in love with the game.

Playing football has given me many opportunities to get out of my hometown of Buffalo, New York. Not many people leave Buffalo, people tend to stay. So it’s given me an opportunity to see something new.

Getzville is a suburb of Buffalo. I moved there when I was probably 10 years old or so, because the school was better and neighborhoods were better. My mom and dad wanted me to grow up and get a better education. I ended up going to school back in Buffalo though, so it was kind of funny (laughs). I got an academic scholarship to go to Canisius High School in Buffalo, and that was probably the best decision of my life. Just to go there opened up so many doors. The coaches there really helped me out. I didn’t think I would play college football. That’s just what you do in Buffalo, really, you just go from sport to sport.

Buffalo is full of tough people, it’s hard-working, and it’s a blue-collar town. That’s what helps me out on the football field, hard work.

In high school, I was playing safety. A teammate of mine got hurt, and they didn’t have anyone else, so they moved me to linebacker. I couldn’t stand it. Back then, I liked to hit, it was fun, but I liked doing it on my own time. At safety, you don’t have to hit all the time. Linebacker, you have to strap it up every time (laughs). I’ve learned to embrace it.

Coach Barrow is tough as a coach. Sometimes, he’ll get to me. The man knows what he’s doing. He’s been through it, played in the NFL for 13 years. It’s perfect to come in under him, so I just try to soak in everything that he tells me. I just take it all in and do whatever he says.

Everybody can criticize but everybody can’t take criticism.

I secretly wish that I played basketball. Basketball is fun. I really like it. I’ve been playing it longer than I’ve been playing football. I can’t go out there and play all the time, because I can’t afford to lose weight (laughs). Kobe Bryant is my favorite player, and I let everyone know that in the locker room. I’m from Buffalo, New York, but I’m a Laker fan through and through.

I was raised with a religious background. My dad’s a deacon and my mom’s a deaconess. Music has always been a big part of my life since I was in the womb. My mother sings, my father sings, my sister sings, my grandparents, uncles, aunts, everyone sings in my family. I like to stand back and just listen. I grew up on gospel music.

The U is something I’ve been hearing about since I was a little guy, like I said, this was my favorite school. I would throw up the U with my hands without knowing what it meant, because I saw Willis McGahee do it. I didn’t know much about the school background or anything, but when I thought about it, when I was here, I was in it. I’m here now, I’m in the U, and I love it.

You never know when your last play is going to be. I don’t think about it when I’m playing, I can’t play in fear. I’m really deep in my faith, and I believe that God knows what’s going to happen. Why not play every play hard? Everything that happens is in God’s will. So I just play as hard as I possibly can.


OhioCane

Off topic - For the Pens fans on here... Rumor around the area is that Jagr will be signed and be a Penguin first thing in the morning.

SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

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By the end of another disappointing season in 2010 the on the field results spoke for themselves and directly led to a head coaching change at the end of last season. Randy Shannon was out and Al Golden was brought in to replace the once loved and respected former Hurricane player and coach.

As a result many Miami football fans have felt a wide range of strong emotions about their team. Many still feel hurt, confused and disappointed. Some fans even feel jaded by the recent results of their beloved football team.

One of those so-called "jaded" fans is my good friend, kayaking expert, fishing guru and original Canespacer Solarcane

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