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June 27, 2011



cgnc I wonder if Jagr has anything left in the tank


Really steeler but hey look at that goalie from Tampa bay is 40 and he did pretty good!


86, canechic, Ungar, Montreal - believe me, the only reason I wanted the SCarolina to lose (not the Crocs to win) is b/c I had 5 Muscle Milk Lights bet on it with a SCarolina grad

That, and the fact that SCarolina won that game, that broke the Canes streak that the '01 team had

I work in a newsroom with an overwhelming amount of Croc grads and even our 5 interns this year are current Crocs ... I'm deep behind enemy lines constantly - but there's no denying how good their baseball program is

SCarolina was just a team of destiny and a gritty damn team

- They finished with a 1.31 ERA in 10 games

- Their bullpen finished 6-0 with five saves and a 0.53 ERA in 33.2 innings of work in the NCAAs and didn't allow an extra base-hit the entire tournament

- They rolled over an unheard of 9 double plays in the College World Series

I still don't think Morris does anything of significance (such as winning in Omaha) with his current staff, even with Mercandante resigning and them bringing in whomever


Herm Edwards at the Rookie symposium was great! If the clock strikes midnight at your are still at the club....get the heck out of there! Think long and hard before you hit the send button! Some good advice for us all!


j.w. - ya, been around horses since I could walk ... great way to pick up chicks in elementary/middle/junior high ... parents have 20+ at their joint, they actually just got back from a show in Mizzou last week

The family dog used to get jacked every time the farrier came, b/c he'd chew on the damn hooves left on the ground before we'd have to chase him down and make him spit them out ... gave him the worst breath ever

I'll tell you what I always thought was a good time - is when one of our horses would colic. I didn't realize just how far a vet could shove a plastic hose down a horse's nose and shove mineral oil down it - scared the hell out of me when I was a kid b/c I didn't know where that hose was going


Behind the Facemask: Kacy Rodgers

"Playing football has given me the foundation to carry on with the rest of my life. The things I learn in football not only have taught me how to be a great player, but to be a great person off the field. Hard work, determination and effort carry on into life after football.

Texas is the greatest state in the nation. I lived in a lot of states because I moved around. I lived in five different states. Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and Florida. I moved a lot. But I feel like I was raised in Texas because I spent six or seven years there. My high school years were all in Texas. My best friends are all there. I claim that’s where I'm from. I was born in Tennessee, but I feel like I’m from Texas.

My favorite midnight snack is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Has to be strawberry jelly though, on white bread. I love a good PB & J.

My favorite song right now is “I’m On One” by Drake.
I’m a Hurricane because I don’t stop. You can’t really stop a Hurricane. You have to wait until it’s over. I keep my motor going, it never stops.

The U really is a family. The fact that it feels like one when I’m so far from home in Texas is nice.

I’ve learned so much from the older guys. Not necessarily one person in particular, but the older defensive backs. I learned how to maintain in college football after switching positions from cornerback to safety. It’s a whole different ball game out here. Even coming from a top program like I did, it is way different. A lot of times you can just watch the older guys and pick up on little things and that’s how I’ve grown tremendously since I got here.

Safety is a completely different position. At corner, you play a lot by yourself. With safety, it helped me realize that I can be a transitional player. Playing safety is fun, it’s taught me a lot. You have a lot more room to cover, and you have to know a lot. It’s like you’re the quarterback of the defense back there.

The coaches have thrown a lot at me, but they throw a lot at everyone. They expect you to know your stuff. That’s  something I took to heart because last year I knew I wouldn’t play that much so I was more relaxed. It wasn’t smart. In high school I knew plays but didn't need to study the defense because I had one guy all game, usually he would be the best receiver. I had to learn a lot during the spring about how to study plays and how to balance it with school. It was hard.

Watching film is another thing I picked up from the older guys. I do it in my free time. Someone shouldn't have to tell you to go in there and watch film; you have to take it up and doing it yourself.

One thing that everyone should know about Miami football is that it hasn't gone away. A lot of people talk about the “old U,” and that’s all good. They set the foundation, and we’re trying to accomplish things like they did, but we’re a totally different group of guys. We have different characters, different coaches, and it's a different era of football. We’re going try to do what they did in our own way, and try and make it special.

Coach Golden, I like him a lot. I loved Coach Shannon too. As a freshman, you always hope that you can keep your coach all four years, but having Coach Golden come in here and understanding who he is and what he stands for, I couldn't have asked for a better person to come in and fill the shoes. I’m grateful for that.

Other than football, I’m talented at fishing. Being from the south, I really love to fish, I went with my dad whenever I could.

The actor I would want to play me in a movie is Will Smith. “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” is one my favorite shows.
If I was a superhero, I would want to be just like the Hulk. He’s strong, fast, and you can’t hurt him. I don’t know what more you could ask for there. My superhero name would be Deuce.

The song no one would believe I have on my iPod is “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus (laughs).

No one can believe I’ve flown an airplane before. My mom and I were flying to the SEC Championship game when my dad was a coach at Arkansas. I was about eight years old, and they flew the families out there on the plane. The pilot let me sit in the co-pilot’s chair, and he let me fly for a couple miles. I’m sure he was happy when I was finished (laughs).

People might be surprised to know that I’m colorblind. My dad is too, I got it from him. I used to be embarrassed that my mom had to help me pick out my clothes, but I don’t care now. Whenever I have to pick out suits and ties, I always trust her judgment (laughs).

If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be both of my grandmothers. When I was little, I spent more time with my mom’s mother, and then when I got older, it was more with my dad’s parents. Both my grandmothers have taught me many things, along with my mom. The wisdom you get from your grandma, there’s nothing like it. They’ll slap a big life lesson on you when you’re sitting on your porch and you won’t’ even realize it until a few years down the road.

The most influential person in my life is probably my mother. My dad’s job took him away a lot of the time with 14-hour days. My mom’s been there for me since day one. She’s my best friend; I can go to her for anything. I know I can go to my dad too, but there’s nothing like my mom. She’d do anything for me, and I’ve learned a lot from her, about how to be a better human being for yourself and for others.

The best advice is to believe in yourself at all times. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else is going to. It all starts with if you feel you can do something. The greatest power behind any action is you.

When I was a kid playing football, I pretended to be Steve McNair. I always had his jersey, living in Tennessee. I wanted to play quarterback all the time and I’d always wear his jersey. I had his bobble head doll and everything.

I didn’t play football until I was in seventh grade. I played center for a small private school in Texas. I was awful. When I moved to Southlake my freshman year, I was on the B-team. I was on B-team until junior year of high school, and that’s when things took off for me.

I never thought I would impact as many people’s lives as I have. A lot of people will say they never saw themselves at the U, but I always had high expectations of myself. I always wanted to be a college football player and I would do everything I could to get to that level. Touching people’s lives in my family, I hope I light a fire in people that you can do anything. I like to take care of my family. Seeing them proud of me, that makes it all worthwhile.

I was raised everywhere. I feel like I was raised by my mom. My dad’s the greatest dad in the world, but he missed a lot of stuff because he was working for me and my mom. I look up to him for that fact. I feel like I’ve also been raised by my friends.  When I first moved to a new school freshman year we stayed close, about six of us, and we’re still close to this day. We’re like family. I’m the only child, I feel like they’re my brothers."


I think that kid really loves his momma! :)


And what he said about her was so nice :)


Solar Zone Hit of The Week
Zambeze River Carnage



This concludes this test of the Potential Broadcast System


Posted by: Ungar | June 29, 2011 at 04:45 PM

Now THAT was funny!


I work in a newsroom with an overwhelming amount of Croc grads and even our 5 interns this year are current Crocs ... I'm deep behind enemy lines constantly -

Posted by: Six | June 29, 2011 at 07:40 PM

U think that's bad? Today I was in Gainesville no more than a few miles from the UF campus training a group of 30+ Gator fans. They all know from past experience that I am a huge UM fan.

So last night at the hotel bar where I was staying in G'ville I watched the game with some Gator fans, threw back a few cold ones and ate some gator tail, and cheered when UF lost to SC. Went back to my room while watching my back after the game was ova.

Today I show up for work wearing my UM green dress shirt and my UM tie - that's right - my UM tie with The U on it. I get the razz first thing from a few of them but before I start the training I say to the group:

"Can we please have a moment of silence for the Gator Nation?"

Now that's DEEP behind enemy lines!


Solar...That is INSANE. No seriously, that looks like a death wish, not a challenge. They shouldn't even be allowed to raft that stretch of the river AT ALL.


86 - that's not just deep behind enemy lines, you're basically so far in that the government wouldn't even come looking for you if you got into trouble ... they'd just chalk it up as a loss if you didn't make it out and pretend like you never existed

Quick stat for you:

"With a 10-0 run in the NCAA tournament, South Carolina became the first team to go unbeaten in the postseason since Miami went 9-0 in 2001. The last team to go unbeaten in the CWS was Oregon State in 2007"

- Chicago Tribune


Six...BTW, I have friend that recently got a job with Comcast Cable. Supposed to get some Rays tickets soon if you get my drift?

I'll keep you up to date when it happens.


You know when the guides get ejected overboard repeatedly that's got to be an outlaw rafting outfit.

I agree with you there are a lot more fun ways to spend your afternoons, than daring a river full of maniacs to drown you.

I'm thinking old skool did some of his early aqua-ninja training with those guys.


skoool, Six, Roach, Alph,

One of the best action clips of it's kind ever?
Watch the construction guys moving and working together , this had to take some skills.

Sarasota 'cane

This was a letter to the Stewart Mandel Mailbag today on SI.com. Stewart's answer pretty much sums up my feelings with regards to Golden. Sorry if this is a re-post.

I know it's very early with no games having been played yet, but as far as program transition and recruiting go, who have you been more impressed with so far between Al Golden at Miami and Brady Hoke at Michigan? And who do you have higher expectations for THIS year?
-- Dana, Burlington, Ontario

I've spent more time so far with Golden (in-person visits both in Miami and New York) than Hoke (one phone interview), and I'm definitely impressed. He's one of those guys who just screams "head coach," and he's done some nice things to build enthusiasm in Miami's notoriously fair-weather backyard.

And yet, my answer to the first part of Dana's question is Hoke. First, consider the situation he walked into. One of the nation's proudest and demanding fan bases had been severely fractured by the tumultuous RichRod era, only to be frustrated further by AD Dave Brandon's failure to land consensus first choice Jim Harbaugh and apparent apathy toward Les Miles. The immediate reaction to Hoke's hire was heavy on frustration and anger. But unlike RichRod's doomed tenure, which began with an ominous swirl of lawsuits, transfers and ticked-off former players, Hoke has quickly won over much of the faithful by landing a renowned staff, getting off to a sizzling recruiting start and, most notably, constantly hammering home his love of all things maize and blue (and not red). The fact that his archrival has been thrown into turmoil before he even coaches his first game is a convenient bonus.

As for the second part, though, I have higher expectations for Golden THIS year. He inherits a more veteran squad equipped with players who fit his system. I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the 'Canes win nine or 10 games this fall, while I'm skeptical the Wolverines will do much better than last year's 7-6 team as Denard Robinson adapts to a pro-style offense and the defense -- while sure to be improved under coordinator Greg Mattison -- still lacks elite Big Ten players. Long term, however, my grades for both hires remain unchanged.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/06/28/mailbag/index.html#ixzz1QjB0gSru


527 hours 36 minutes till WYPT 2.0 launches

Old Skool

Wow the Zambezee looks like they're trying to ride in a washing machine.

Cool Lego video. Someone has tons of time on his hands. I say his because I can't imagine a girl doing that even though they have more time to play with - they live longer

If the guy wants to branch out, he could do a Peeps and Lego gang rumble in the streets of Lego City. Lego Men bashing marshmallow Peeps with their wrenches. Add some of the plastic cocktail swords, Tarantino could have a field day.




Papa Cane - Fox Sports Florida: Golden revitalizing Miami, nationally and locally - http://ow.ly/5tNS1

Also, UM's Recruiting Rankings: Maxpreps.com has UM's 2012 class rated No. 9 nationally. ESPN has it rated No. 5.


Re-taking my CPR/AED class online, so will be off new info for the next hour or so. =)


Thanks O_C. You're the best.

3G Cane

I think those rankings are bass ackwards. Should be ESPN #9, Maxpreps #5


I'm back and re-certified in CPR/AED. =)


Miami making 2013 moves...

Linebacker Michael Hutchings (Concord, Calif./De la Salle), who seems to reel in a new heavyweight offer every week, landed one from a childhood favorite on Tuesday.

Just a junior, Hutchings has already received offers from Cal, USC, Michigan, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington and landed No. 7 earlier this week.

"Miami just offered me," Hutchings said. "This is big because when I was growing up, USC was always my school but Miami was there too in terms of being a school I always wanted to get an offer from. I have a high interest there and I'm still blown away by all the early attention I've been getting.


Six, I had a feeling that you were only kidding, I couldn't think of anything funny to say back before I had to take care of something. :)
Finally got back out for a ride yesterday, CG- it felt great, even if I was a little rusty. Still trying to get posture right for loping, and it's amazing how much you forget if you aren't out there for two weeks.


Finally got back out for a ride yesterday, CG- it felt great, even if I was a little rusty. Still trying to get posture right for loping, and it's amazing how much you forget if you aren't out there for two weeks.

Posted by: j.w. | June 30, 2011 at 01:23 PM

They are calling it "loping" now?

These kids with their slang for making out....


Canesteeler - apparently at Worlds Jags was lighting them up. Now at 39 he won't play a ton of minutes, but think how he could help on the power play! Shero has offered him 1 year at $2M I think - nothing signed yet. Its kinda like the GrUden fiasco - good thing I still have my tinfoil hat :-D


Posted by: canechic | June 29, 2011 at 05:19 PM

Good for you! I think Randy wanted the job and didn't cost much.


Posted by: CGNC | June 30, 2011 at 01:48 PM

1 year/$2 mil is correct. Jagr is going to be a Penguin within the next 48 hours.

Bylsma thinks he's gonna be a great net-front presence on the PP. I'm excited.


Jagr is going to be a Penguin within the next 48 hours.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 30, 2011 at 01:54 PM

I meant the next 48 minutes. LOL


macjones de Albuquerque

and he's done some nice things to build enthusiasm in Miami's notoriously fair-weather backyard.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/stewart_mandel/06/28/mailbag/index.html#ixzz1QjB0gSru

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | June 29, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Literally LMAO, bUbba Canes.

At least DA U has it's N.F.L. U pedigree to hang it's Orange and Green good ol' boy baseball cap on, Eh. Or is that Hurricane visor. And not the dedicated fandom thing.

Bon jour

3G Cane

When they start handing out Crystal footballs for attendance championships let me know...


Luis Gutierrez - Columbus S Deon Bush took a visit to Alabama and left really impressed. He is Miami's #1 target. #Canes NEED to land him. UM, Bama are top 2


Stanley Shakespear and "Downtown" Eddie Brown.


That was another nice stop-motion video Solar. Thanks... I've downloaded it, and will add it to the collection that I show my TV Production classes before they do their own Stop-Motion projects.


Wanna get PUMPED UP during this down time in football?

Watch this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqPin-1C3-Y

Gives me chills every time I watch it.


Just watched a highlight video on Phillip Dorsett.

I know highlight videos are just that... only the highlights... but D@MN... that kid has some MAJOR moves and speed. (He has the FL track records to back that up.)

With Miller and James running the rock, and then dumping it off every now & then to Dorsett in the slot... we'll NEVER need to worry about trying to throw those silly Jacory/Whipple "floater" bombs.

Dorsett is a great returner too. VERY impressive...


Yeah, that's a good one Ohio_Cane...

I am definitely READY for some football!


What do Stanley Shakespear, Antrel Rolle and Lamar Miller all have in common?


Solar...WYPT 2.0 shirts have been ordered. Awaiting artwork approval tomorrow. Check email.


What do Stanley Shakespear, Antrel Rolle and Lamar Miller all have in common?

Posted by: SOUP | June 30, 2011 at 03:35 PM

They all played for The U.



Wow, tragedy turns more disturbing.

"As additional details come out about the tragic death of New York City football star Isayah Muller hours after his high school graduation, the story appears to have taken an even more disturbing turn. According to the New York Daily News, New York Post and other sources, Andre Muller, Isayah's father, was responsible for triggering the brawl between him, his son and two parking attendants that left his son dead just hours later."


MIA Chi 'Cane '98

I am interested in purchasing a game worn/issued 'Canes Basketball jersey and I was wondering if one of you could give me a contact at the UM Athletic department or point me in the right direction. They are hard to find and not sold on eBay or other sites.


Some dumb ass kid who works at TGIF gets 6 days in jail for giving the prosecutor the middle finger while the jury was present in the Casey Anthony trial......

Judge also fines him $400 + $230 for court costs. Asks the kid when he can pay it, kid says he can pay it right there and then but when judge asks how much he has in checking / savings, he replies $150 in checking and $12 in savings.

No wonder my bill is never right when I go to TGIF......what a dumb ass.

Old Skool

Uhh. They all hated Miami Killian High School.


raize he was a total bozo!


Raize the Anthony trial is the OJ Trial of the South. I am waiting for them to show that she cannot use the roll of duct tape.....


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

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