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July 28, 2011





Receiver Thearon Collier, who transferred to USC from Miami (Fla.) in August 2010, is no longer with the program, a school spokesman said.

Collier sat out last season because of NCAA transfer rules after leaving Miami, where he was dismissed from the squad for violating team rules.

The loss of Collier, on the heels of news that tight end Blake Ayles is transferring to Miami, reduces USC’s current roster to 59 scholarship players. That’s a significant figure with the Trojans’ signee and scholarship limits not finally determined for 2011.


I think it means he's a bad mutha .. huzh yo mouf

dj moonbat

Chickillo71 day boy gionni paul lookin nasty boy. Boi hit angry just like u. I'm class of 08 and yall boys looking good. Keep workin

oh yea

Posted by: solarcane | July 30, 2011 at 09:33 PM

I'm new to the tweet-speak. What does that mean?

SIMON CITY ROYALS 7})0 (formerly mike james for heisman)

Good ole Willie Williams

Didn't hear about this...



Ed Reed & company ain't coming back, let me know if u need more clarification bout dat! Oh yeah, didn't someone post a quote from Vilma earlier this week in which he even said 'Enuff about the past, time 2 move on 2 the future'.?


Chickillo71 day boy gionni paul lookin nasty boy. Boi hit angry just like u. I'm class of 08 and yall boys looking good. Keep workin

oh yea


I hope it isn't raining and below 65 degrees.

Posted by: solarcane | July 30, 2011 at 06:04 PM

If it is, I'll change the channel.

dj moonbat

Like Ray-Ray, I initially wondered why a college athlete would host a camp, especially one bearing his own name. But I think the better question is why aren't more college athletes doing the same?

Posted by: solarcane | July 30, 2011 at 08:19 PM

See. THAT's community service.

Big ups, Ray Ray.


Ray Ray Camp giving back before he even gets it himself.

Whats your take here dj? he has an ulterior motive or is he sincere?

UM safety Ray-Ray Armstrong carving his own path
University of Miami football player and former Seminole High football player Ray Ray Armstrong leads a football camp at Seminole High School in Sanford on July 30,

2011. Ray-Ray Armstrong thought his father was nuts when he suggested he host a free youth football camp in Sanford three years ago.

At the time, 17-year-old Armstrong had just helped the Sanford Seminole High School football team win its first state championship and he was in the midst of preparing for his freshman season at the University of Miami.

Outside of Central Florida and high school football experts, he was virtually unknown. So the thought of leading a "Ray-Ray Day" sounded like a joke.

"I haven't even done anything yet," Ray-Ray told his dad, Albert.

Albert responded, "What do you want to do? Win a Pro Bowl before you give back?"

They decided it was better to give earlier rather than later.

The pair hosted the first "Ray-Ray Day," a free youth football camp and barbeque for the community, with the help of high school coaches Kerry Wiggins and Britt Henderson last year and completed their second annual event Saturday. Albert says more than 100 kids between the ages of 6 and 15 registered for this year's camp, which took place at Seminole High.

It's not your typical celebrity summer camp, unless you consider Hurricanes players Mike James and Dyron Dye popular draws.

It's not a promotional event to elevate Ray-Ray's status. He has enough preseason hype already. ESPN draft analysts named him the No. 1 safety in the country, he's a first team preseason ACC pick and is on the watch list for three prestigious college football awards: Jim Thorpe, Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik.

It's not a fundraiser. The cost of the camp is free and all the services have been donated by community members. Armstrong's father, Albert, says he spoke with Miami's compliance department to avoid any potential NCAA violations.

This event is a product of a young man wanting to giving back to a community he feels so many abandoned.

"When I was growing up, I know we had a couple former players that played in the NFL or went on and did big things and haven't come back or given back," Ray-Ray said. "That's why we're starting it early. We just wanted to show everyone that we haven't forgotten about them and this is always going to be my home."

Ray-Ray also took it personally when he watched Sanford athletes transfer to other schools like Winter Springs or Lake Brantley. He made a vow with friends like Dye and Andre Debose years ago to stay in their zoned school, Seminole, to change the sports culture in Sanford.

He wants to instill a sense of pride and belonging for kids in his community. That's a promise he's kept even into his college years at Miami.

"Coming from Sanford, there's so many guys who had so much talent and they never had the opportunity because of trouble and didn't have anybody to look up to and tell them to live on the right path," said Dye, one of nine teammates who volunteered for Armstrong's camp. "So the way we did it, we just leaned on each other to make it out of here, then came back to help the little guys who look up to us."

Ray-Ray's acts, like his nickname, are as commendable as they are unusual.

College kids are generally consumed with their own dreams and desires. Serving and leading are extracurriculars, not expectations.

But Ray-Ray sees things a little differently.

"You have to set your own example and an example for everybody else, be your own man and stand for something," he said.

Like Ray-Ray, I initially wondered why a college athlete would host a camp, especially one bearing his own name. But I think the better question is why aren't more college athletes doing the same?



Sean Spence, Heather Dinich clip


I think Maryland is a big big game too.
Starting the season in conference is tough.
I think being the season opener it is going to be hard to judge where we are because either team could be sky high or completely fup from opening day jitters.

I think our defense will be more emotional and tenacious than we have seen in a few years though. If Lamar, Jacory and the O feed off it we could have a great game.
I'm looking at penalties and 4th quarter meltdowns above everything else.

If we see very little of that I think we are good for the season.



I agree with Solarcane about VT; that will be a big measuring stick for us however..

I think the Maryland game right off the bat will be a big measuring stick for us because if we drop that game it'll be a long season.


"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

Thats why I never watch Canes film from the 80s...



Let me first say that I believe it was you that tried to crack on Canes fans because most of us love to look back to highlight videos from 10 years ago. That was U correct? Okay the reason for that is because the greatest team in CFB history played during the 2001 season. U might have heard of that team before since you seem to know everything. It would not matter to me if Miami won the NC this year and next, I am still going to refer back to that 2001 team simply because it was the greatest team in the history of CFB. U feel better now? Let me know if you need any further clarification.

Da U N Houston

To all the gamers out there. Is there a way to turn the D-Pad option (instead of the joystick) on during gameplay for NCAA2012 for the PS3?


not above or below 65 degrees would be even safer


JoAnn's Fabrics
Hancock Fabrics
Office Depot
Texas Roadhouse
BP gas station
Jamar Farms produce



Virginia Tech


By then we will have played a few games and the team is either got it together or SOS.
The coaches and players will have been in actual game situations against opponents for enough time to jell on game day by then.

Other teams will know what to expect from our OC and DC by that game. Lamar won't be a secret.
Virginia Tech has no respect, fear or, sympathy for the Canes , they will be a true test of our leaders on the field under stressfull situations.
We will be able to tell right where we are by that game's conclusion in my opinion

I hope it isn't raining and above 65 degrees.



orange 'n green in the vein

Which early season game do you think will serve as the measuring stick for what to expect from UM this year and what reasons inform your pick as to that one being the bell-weather test?


"but some can't see the real world with their head tilted down staring"Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2011 at 09:50 AM

Thats what she said... sorry i couldnt resist lol


Manny or Susan.

1. We hear how everyone raves about al golden, tell me your criticism of him?

2. With all the NCAA investigations going on tell me how clean is our program ran? Any idea of there might be something going on or rumblings of things that we should ever worry about? Side note I am pretty sure at least 20 of the top 25 teams commit major infractions annually.


Solar, no I didn't. I've been at CPR class all morning and have a family reunion this afternoon, so won't be on here posting a lot till later tonight.





Manny or Susan...

1.What are your W-L predictions for the season?

2. Have you heard from anyone in the medical staff how severe Seantrel's back problem is? Barring suspension, is there any way he doesn't start against Maryland?

3. Do you think Sean Spence will have over 140 tackles this year?

3G Cane

Question-During games, are Fisch and D'Onofrio going to be on the sidelines or in the booth?

I think I remember hearing Fisch would be on the sideline but I'm not sure and I hope D'O would be in case he needs to get in someone's face and raise the intensity level.


Not feeling sorry for Manning. He is doing just what LeBron did to win but in the end it is about winning for themselves.

Now I am out to run....this should be interesting in this heat! :)

3G Cane

How many canes will be suspended for the Maryland game?
Susan Miller Degnan.... is that you?

dj moonbat

To you it seems every thought and every deed someone does is about themselves, that makes me a bit sad, it could be a reflection on the priorities you make in your own life.

Posted by: solarcane | July 30, 2011 at 10:35 AM

No, my point was that Manning giving some of his millions to OTHER millionaires, so that Manning can win more games, isn't really all that selfless.

If Manning said to Jim Irsay instead, "hey, you can only pay Peyton Manning so much, but there's no limit to what you can donate to the Peyton Manning Foundation, which feeds the poor of Indianapolis," THEN he would be doing what Springsteen's doing. Manning wants to win for Manning just as much as he wants it for the poor folks of Indianapolis.

The reason I don't fault people for not being selfless is that this entire country is built on greed and theft. How can I fault somebody for growing up greedy in a place that was built entirely on exploitation?


Now the ultimate sacrifice...
An afternoon and evening of shopping with the wife. "You can paddle half way across South Carolina, but pushing a shopping cart for a couple hours would wear you out" and on and on

and on



yea it has nothing to do with trying to bring a winner to the fans that have supported him his whole career there that isn't even realistic.

Everyone 24/7 everywhere is in it only for themselves, nobody ever does the right thing ever, and nobody is ever going to convince you otherwise.

To you it seems every thought and every deed someone does is about themselves, that makes me a bit sad, it could be a reflection on the priorities you make in your own life.
Hopefully one day you will meet someone or witness a cause and you will have an epiphany that opens up a whole new perspective on what a lot of other people already know, good luck with that my friend.


So true Solar, so true!


The only thing I somewhat agree with 4-real about is we will be hurting a little bit next year...at LB and DB for sure


SOUP - I would like to know from Manny and Susan .....

1. Predicted surprise players (besides who Golden mentioned the other day)

2. W/L for this season by game

3. Do they think Golden is here for the long haul?

dj moonbat

Same as guys like Bruce Springsteen matching the food bank in every city E Street plays in

Posted by: solarcane | July 30, 2011 at 09:27 AM

Yes, absolutely. Taking fewer millions from a pro football franchise -- in an effort to make sure that you have other high-paid, talented players around you (so you can WIN) -- is like donating to the poor.

I'm sure Irsay has to go to the Indianapolis food bank a LOT.


Yesterday I saw a guy older than me with a Ron Jon sticker on his pick up.
Just seeing someone older than me is unusual, seeing a guy older than me with a life was pretty incredible.


There are plenty of great people out there for young kids to look up to, but some can't see the real world with their head tilted down staring at their phone.

Posted by: solarcane | July 30, 2011 at 09:44 AM

There IT is right there.



You get it.
The kids that spend their spring break at Habitat For Humanity get it.

The single parent mom that volunteers to be a Sunday school teacher gets it.

There are plenty of great people out there for young kids to look up to, but some can't see the real world with their head tilted down staring at their phone.


Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2011 at 09:12 AM


Was gonna scout the Ocoee today but its so hot and no rain in forever, I know the river is flowing slowly, I'll go up there next Saturday if it rains next week.


Solar it is what is wrong with society as a whole! It is all about me! I consider this a failure of my generation...no foresight, no care for the greater good.

I told Nicole when she decide she wanted to be a doctor..."if your only or first motivation is money don't do it"! Being a doctor should be about helping and healing first....yes the money is nice but if that is your only motivation than become a "wall streeter"'.


ohio might have posted this

Akil Craig | Linebacker | Sophomore | Tampa, Fla.

The U is a legacy. I grew up loving the U. That’s the team I grew up watching. I’ve always wanted to come here, after their legacy of dominance. I want to be a part of it. I want to be a part of helping my team to be like the 2001 team that won the National Championship. It’s just exciting to be here, this is a dream come true for me just to be on the team, and to bring that legacy of dominance back.

I secretly wish that I knew what to do in all situations, so that I could not have to be guessing and trying to figure out stuff, but always know the right thing to say and the right thing to do. I would love to have that kind of wisdom.

I’ll never forget the process that got me here. When I first got here, I was expecting to be on the team immediately. I had talked to Coach Hurtt, who was there before during the spring game, and he told me I wouldn’t have to worry about trying out and that I would be on the team in the fall. A bunch of stuff went down with the walk-on situation, so it got delayed. I would watch every practice, I wanted to know what to do when I got out there and I wanted to attack it. I remember it was June 7th when I officially got to work out with the team.

My favorite thing about being part of the U Family is the fact that it really is a family. There are different kinds of characters on the team, everyone has their own little personality, and that’s the great part about it. We have some people that, no matter what the situation, will always make you laugh, will always motivate you, will push you to those different points where you think you can’t be pushed any further, but they get it out of you.

At the U, I’ve learned so much from my coaches, like Coach Barrow. I’ve also learned a lot from Pastor Steve [DeBardelaben]. He’s definitely been helping me with my faith. That’s one thing I’ve been really excited about this summer. Coach Barrow had a goal sheet for us, and I had personal and family goals. At first it was mostly family stuff. He asked why I didn’t have any religious goals, and if I was going to read the Bible and go to church. That’s been more in my mind since then, growing in my faith, because I feel that it’s an important thing for me.

I went to a spiritual camp for athletes in Colorado, and it was really powerful. They break you down mentally and physically so that the only thing you can really turn to is God. They push you past all limits, and I was definitely tested there. It helped me in my sport. Where I’m at now, I feel like God was telling me to relax and to rely more on Him.

The song no one would believe I have on my iPod is something random by Miley Cyrus. I think I have the Lion King soundtrack on there also.

We are all dependent on God. Even though we want to try to be independent and depend on ourselves and try to do everything our way, we still have to turn to Him. I think there are too many times where we try to depend on others, or depend on the wrong things, instead of depending on Him.

I didn’t think I would be here. I wasn’t recruited by Miami, so I definitely thought about some other schools. I’m a mechanical engineering major, and they don’t have a really big engineering program here, so I considered other schools. I talked to other coaches at Division II, Division III, and some Division I-AA schools, but I wasn’t sure. I went to the spring game, showed the coach my tape, and I ended up getting a Hammond Scholarship, which is a full academic ride to Miami. I definitely didn’t see myself here beforehand.

Playing linebacker is similar to mechanical engineering in some ways. Certain situations will arise, and you have to come up with a quick plan for it. Say something goes wrong with a program you’re using, you have to quickly figure out what you need to do, or else you’ll be there for hours, and you have to be exact. It’s really technical, you have to follow the process and do everything right. It’s just like being a linebacker, where you have to figure out problems quickly, and be able to follow the process and know that what you’re doing, even if you might not see the end result at the time, will get you there.

Coach Barrow is about intensity. That guy brings intensity every day. You don’t even know how he does it sometimes. He is also a very powerful man of God. That’s one thing I really enjoyed about Coach Barrow being my coach. He definitely wants to see you become the best student-athlete you can be. I’m definitely looking forward to camp with Coach Barrow and him pushing me.

Playing football has given me better time management skills. I feel like before, I had too much free time, and that wasn’t good. Football has definitely helped me be able to get work done, watch film, go practice, all of these things. Not having blocks of free time makes you find time to fit everything in. It’s also helped me to meet new people and get involved in more things. I wouldn’t have been involved in Athletes in Action if it wasn’t for football. It’s helped me get to new places, and help me get a new outlook on everything.

I was raised by my two parents with a little brother. They always tried to emphasize moral values. I feel that’s one of the reasons I always try to do the right thing. At first, I thought to do them because my parents expected such things from me and I hated to disappoint them. Now it’s for spiritual reasons as well. All the stuff they’ve taught me has helped me become a better person. They always stressed academics, and they always made sure I knew the importance of it. They stressed how important good study habits are and how to hit the books hard. My dad is more the athlete; he’s taught me just the importance of time management and the amount of work you have to put in to be great, and to take advantage of the moment because you can’t get time back.

The hardest part is staying focused, and being on top of everything. It’s so hard to try to catch up, and you never want to be in that position, because everything just seems to go downhill. If you’re not on top of everything, and doing everything in advance, you slowly find yourself overwhelmed and stressed out.

When I was six years old, I just remember messing around with friends in elementary school. I still talk to some of the people I was friends with then. I think I started playing football the year after that. My little brother was born that same year, and at six, I was one of the people that gave him his first bath.

The Golden Era is kind of like a new breed. What he’s trying to do is kind of show us the history of Miami, just to give us their viewpoint and their perspective when they were here, and what drove them to be great. He wants to instill in us those kinds of principles, the little things. It doesn’t always make sense in the grand scheme of things, but it will all come together. That’s the Golden Era, it’s about taking us and putting it on a bigger scale so you never get caught off guard.

The most influential people in my life are my mom and Tony Dungy. I say my mom just because of all the sacrifices she’s made for me. When I was a little kid, she would always be with me. She was working on power plants as an engineer, and she left her job to focus more on me with my academics and everything. That really helped me excel and do well in school. I ended up skipping a grade because of that. That was really powerful, all the sacrifices she’s made. She moved me from school to school to give me the best academic situation that could help me. She was always doing these kinds of things to help me out. The other one is Tony Dungy. He had this leadership conference at my church, and he said, “Whether you know it or not, you’re influencing somebody. Now the question is, will you be a positive or negative influence?” That’s something I constantly focus on, being an older brother and doing the right thing, because I never know when my little brother will be watching me or who will be watching.

Competition drives me. I can be very competitive, but I try not to let it overwhelm me and be competitive in places I shouldn’t be. I definitely love to compete though, no matter what it is.


The Maryland game!


How many canes will be suspended for the Maryland?

Not feeling the Herald or really any mainstream sports media sites these days.....not sure they know anymore than the rest of us and if they do they can't write about it....but I will play along!


Peyton Manning article explains what I was trying to say awhile back.
Same as guys like Bruce Springsteen matching the food bank in every city E Street plays in

Some guys know when they are blessed and realize it's not always about the money forever and ever as their life goes on.
Very few and far between.

cue cynical, It's always been about the money to me personally, reply.


Peyton Manning willing to take less 9By Chris Mortensen
In what is developing as one of the unique stories in a most unique NFL offseason, an injured Peyton Manning is resisting Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's attempts to make him the highest-paid player in the NFL, the quarterback acknowledged to the Indianapolis Star-News and reaffirmed to ESPN.


A Colts source said Manning told Irsay a five-year, $100-million proposal that was heavily back-loaded in the final two years was not necessary to give him a $20 million average that no NFL player has ever attained. Manning is content with a salary equal to or less than what Patriots quarterback Tom Brady received in an $18 million a year deal in 2010. Irsay is trying to persuade him otherwise.

Manning met with Irsay and team president Bill Polian on Thursday to communicate his feelings on the new contract and encouraged them to spend money saved on his potential deal to re-sign Colts free agents while building the team's talent level and depth chart.

"While I appreciate Jim Irsay offering to make me the highest-paid player," Manning told The Indianapolis Star, "I told him I'd rather he save that money and keep whoever it is ... (running back) Joe Addai, (left tackle) Charlie Johnson... whoever that may be. I'm willing to take less than they've offered if they are going to take that money to keep players we need to keep and go get other players. All I want is for them to have the cap and the cash to keep the players they want to keep and to sign other players."

AFC South Blog
By not seeking maximum money, Peyton Manning is doing the Colts -- and certain teammates -- a huge favor, writes Paul Kuharsky. Blog

The four-time league MVP backed up his words when he further redirected agent Tom Condon to be more conservative in negotiations in meetings with Polian about the contract, sources said. The two sides expect to exchange proposals during the weekend and Manning was emphatic that he wants the contract finished by Sunday, before the Colts open training camp, even though he will not practice because of offseason neck surgery.

Manning also acknowledged uncertainty in his meeting with Irsay and Polian about his specific return to normal football activity as he rehabilitates from neck surgery May 23 to remove a portion of a bulging disk that was causing nerve malfunctions and pain.

That uncertainty could impact the amount of up-front guaranteed money Manning will receive from the team, though it is possible a formula to expand those guarantees will be built into the contract once both sides are comfortable his recovery is complete.

Manning's goal is to be ready for the Colts' regular season opener as he enters the 2011 season with the NFL's longest active playing regular-season starting streak of 208 games.

Irsay originally said doctors expected Manning's rehab to take 6-8 weeks from his May 23 surgery; however, sources say Manning still has "quite a ways to go" to be ready for a full practice regimen, let alone play in a preseason game. One source said Manning has been rehabbing diligently but getting his nerves to regenerate completely, as well strengthening his neck, shoulder and arm, is a process that doesn't always satisfy his lack of patience for healing.

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Colts coach Jim Caldwell expressed confidence Friday when he was asked how he expected Manning to approach the uncertainty of his injury.

"Like a professional, like he always does, in a first-class manner, work harder than any man on the planet to get himself ready faster than anybody, (but) he's not ready right now," Caldwell said. "Nobody works any harder, nobody is more diligent, more dedicated and he certainly has great faith in our staff that works with him here and at some point in time he'll be ready to go and when that is, we'll turn him loose."

Manning was frustrated that the NFL did not make medical exceptions during the owners' lockout for players to rehab directly with team therapists and trainers who were recovering from surgeries and/or injuries. The league allowed communication between team medical personnel and doctors and therapists but disallowed direct contact and rehab activity with players.

Nevertheless, sources close to Manning said the quarterback is sincere in his gesture to accept a lesser salary because of the team's needs to re-sign some of its own key players. In addition to mentioning Addai and Johnson, a left tackle, Manning also is aware the Colts would like to negotiate a new contract for defensive end Robert Mathis.

During two contracts over 13 years since the Colts made Manning the No. 1 pick in the 1998 draft, Manning has given the Colts a variety of options and clauses to automatically lower his salary cap number. He said he will do the same with his new contract but under the new collective bargaining agreement, teams are working with an estimated $5 million less in cap space than they were in 2009 before the uncapped year in 2010.

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As a pending free agent, Manning was given the maximum franchise tag in February that would have guaranteed him an estimated $23.1 million in 2011, but he did not sign it while allowing his name to be utilized as one of 10 plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit against the NFL. That lawsuit was settled as part of the recent agreement between the league and players.

Behind the scenes, for more than a year, Polian has been preaching Manning's next deal as a "legacy contract" that would enable to team to build their team around the quarterback with more cash and salary cap space; consequently, giving Manning an opportunity to build his legacy with another Super Bowl ring or two.

Manning said he has never had to be convinced that being flexible with his salary was the right thing to do for the team.

Condon was unavailable for comment but sources say the renowned agent was prepared to justify a salary that exceeded the $20 million average mark because of Manning's value to the team's sustained success that arguably allowed the Colts to remain in Indianapolis with new Lucas Oil Stadium, which was constructed with heavy public funding. Indianapolis also will be the host city of its first Super Bowl in February.

Instead, Manning would like to provide the franchise the best opportunity to be the first team to ever play in a Super Bowl that it hosted.

Chris Mortensen is a senior NFL analyst for ESPN.



I need FIVE questions for Susan and Manny at the Miami Herald and Chris from WVUM.

I need them today by 6 PM.

Thank U!


If you ask me 4-Real is NOT a troll. He's been around forever and he has way too much passion to be a passing troll.



OGV...good to see U back in action on the blog correcting all the false statements with your quick refernce, almost encyclopedic knowledge data base.

I missed U while U were away and I had to do all the fact checking via google searches. That ish takes a lot of my time.

U are one of the few bloggers on here that actually makes me LOL when you go on full blast mode. Thanks for that!




"U are the most negative, pessimistic person I have ever blogged with."

me and canechic just look at each other and go wtf...

Posted by: solarcane | July 29, 2011 at 11:45 PM

Not to worry, U both made my top 5 list.



Everything gonna b alright my favorite CANECHIC :)


I read all the emails I like what I'm hearing


Sounds to me like "ALMOST" has NOTHIN' to do with it.

Posted by: 86Cane | July 29, 2011 at 10:36 AM

I've been working on understatement. Next week: hyperbole!

Posted by: dj moonbat | July 29, 2011 at 11:07 AM

that's hilarious!


Solar, my thoughts exactly when I read what soup wrote!

4real I see your point! I do think we have a bad case of reliving the past syndrome! Football has changed! Kids really don't want to play college football for more than 2 years. College basketball to me has become less entertaining due to the 1 year rule....kids just doing their time.

Like I said 3 years to clear the mess out at the U. Wish it was not this way! And just cuz I feel this way does not mean I love the University of Miami any less!

Nick is flying to Osaka, Japan today 14 hour flight! Mom is nervous Nelly today!


Graig Cooper

Posted by: GURU | July 29, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Randall Thrill Hill

Posted by: SOUP | July 29, 2011 at 12:21 AM

nice catch guru and soup. me likey!


Being a big college football fan, and not a big pro game fan, and having the memory capabilities of a Commodore64 I seldom know how guys other than Canes do once they leave college.
I just remember guys from certain teams, certain years that seemed to play their azz off against us.
Thanks for recalling those guy's pro careers for me.


4-Real...I see your point in that King and Smith were not to highly coveted DTs, but all that means nothing now. I don't want to put words in your mouth but it seems like you're not giving them a chance.

I do agree that I thought we'd sign more DTs than we have up to this point. If you and I are aware of the problem, I'm 100% sure Golden is and he will fix it.

orange 'n green in the vein

TLuv, I'm kind of wavering on 4-Real being a troll in Hurricane's clothing here, he doesn't seem to either read what directly contradicts his negative ideas and continues to spout them even when showed wrong, plus he's very interested in how Dumbo in the state capitol is doing to the point of obsession.


5. No other school wanted King or Smith lol.

Posted by: 4-Real | July 29, 2011 at 09:14 PM

I find that hard to believe

Posted by: TLuv | July 29, 2011 at 09:29 PM

Check 4 urself TLUV.
Posted by: 4-Real | July 29, 2011 at 09:51 PM

Yea I'll call every college football coach in the state to make sure that NOBODY wanted King or Smith.

or I'll just take a tidbit from and article Soup posted not too long ago...

Smith's coach said "He had 11 offers and I asked him, ‘Don’t you want to check out these other offers?’ and he said ‘Nah, I just want to go to Miami."

U were saying?

orange 'n green in the vein

solar, you spelled Reinard Wilson's name right but he sucked in the pros, and was a linebacker! LOL. Wadsworth is like poster child #1 for bust Nole draft picks on the DL. He's up there with Gerrard Warren for huge wastes of high draft picks from the other Florida powers on the DL.

orange 'n green in the vein

4-Real, there's two options here:

1: Go back to AtlantaBravesChant.com and live in the past about those awesome 300 lbs recruits that didn't do sh!t in the pros with your fellow semen-holes.

2: Go back to my original response to you, read the name Fortson and then figure out he's still on the roster for at least one more year at UM and put a sock in it.

That's the problem. All u recruitniks do on a daily basis is post/reminisce bout stuff that happened in highschool three years ago. So dam tired of checkin out old youtube videos & press clippings of the senior prom days. Guarentee by 2morrow's end some RECRUITNIK is gonna post some old-ass 2010 highschool hilights and word it...' IF THIS DON'T GET U PUMPED UP FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON!!!' Yeah, like watching old Mario Edwards & James Hamilton highlights got me pessimistic bout da curent situation.

(Firefox browser spell check is your friend, seriously.)


2011 UM defensive tackle committs

Darius Smith 6'2 360 lbs
Corey King 6'1 265 lbs
Jalen Grimble 6'2 278 lbs

Fsu 2011 defensive tackle committs

Terry Bell 6'5 270
Tre Jackson 6'4 290
Tim Jernigan 6'2 280
Nile Stample 6'2 300
Derrick Mitchell 6'5 285
Giorgio Newberry 6'6 265

UM 2012 defensive tackle committs so far: 0

Fsu 2012 defensive committs so far:

Mario Edwards 6'4 275
OT/DT James Hamilton 6'4 325
Justin Shanks 6'4 305
Dalvon Stuckey 6'4 305
OT/DT Alphonse Taylor 6'6 340

Who needs 300 + lb defensive tackles anyway!!???


I've spent the last few weeks converting my old Canes games to DVD. Watching the games in 2004-2005 I noticed something that I had forgotten watching Miami the last couple of years. Passion. Enthusiasm. As much as Coker failed in recruiting an adequate number of quarterbacks and wide receivers, this guy was heads and shoulders above Shannon in terms of motivation. His teams may have degraded over the years in terms of talent, but Coker was not an automaton. His teams celebrated (see the Miami UNC game from 2005!). It was refreshing to see and I'd forgotten what it was like.

I hope Al Golden brings the same emotion to Miami when the play Maryland and deliver the death sentence to that Gamera-worshipping program.


4 real,

I'll give Canefreak( that puts a ton of hours into collecting, editing and adding music to Cane highlights) a whole lot of credit, the dude does some nice work.
Why crack on him? He can't make hi lites of things that didn't happen over the last five years.


"U are the most negative, pessimistic person I have ever blogged with."

me and canechic just look at each other and go wtf...


Yea, I dig the reels too. Been a fan long enough to understand the cycles of college football. Great coaches come and they go. Great players come and go. We just in wait phase for this ish to iron itself out again. It will. Just gotta find that combination and of course, piping lady luck.

And who needs so many damn DTs in a 3 freaking 4?


I thought you were looking for OL sorry.
Wadsworth, and Renard(?) Wilson would be the only good DL noles I can think of right now


I agree...I am optimistic...ya we look back at the past hoping the past is recreated...Its part of being a fan...Yes I am a FANATIC


Not talkin bout da past talkin bout the present


Sometimes I wonder who pissed in who's cereal 'round here...



Keep living in the past OGV. That's the problem. All u guys do on a daily basis is post/reminisce bout stuff dat happened 10 yrs ago. So damn tired of checkin out old youtube videos & press clippings of the Dorsey days. Guarantee by 2morrow's end some ASSCLOWN is gonna post some old-ass 2001 highlights and word it...' IF THIS DON'T GET U PUMPED UP FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON!!!' Yeah, like watching old Ed Reed & Andre Johnson highlights got me optimistic bout da current situation.


Just being realistic 86. Just check the roster.


Question for Canespacers. A former Cane holds the NCAA record for most TD's in a career with 74. Who is it?

PS - LM6 just broke it 3 games into his senior season on my NCAA 12! Lol

orange 'n green in the vein

solar, Shiver played a total of four NFL seasons and was an OL guy. I was expecting too much when I put 4-Real on point about just who are these mysterious semen-hole DT's he thinks are so great that have kicked so much butt at all three levels of football since he didn't answer the question and just threw the beyond weak, not to mention untrue, watch last year's game query in reply. Besides no tackling Sanders and Brooks who are in the legit discussion for best at their respective positions ever, but not linemen, I can't think of a single indian who actually played well on the defensive line in the NFL, all their high picks are busts, but 4-Real is envious of their recruiting there? Makes no sense at all, much like his post spelling is rapidly deteriorating into as well. You can throw Samari Rolle in there also, not an all time great but a long time good player in the NFL, again though, DB.


4Real...How can U consistently call the glass half empty when you can't even see the friggin glass!

U are the most negative, pessimistic person I have ever blogged with.

Whatever U do, don't look up now, the sky is fal.....


U missing the point Drew.They will do fine this season due 2 the likes of Spence, Ojomo, Benjamin, u know...SHANNON'S FN PLAYERS!! By the way, Forston & Ray Ray are both projected 1st rounders.


4-Real...look and see who we lose after this year???? don't care about this year or something?

Anyways, who said Ray Ray, Lamar, and Forston all are going pro? I only think that Ray ray will IMO...Lamar will be splitting carries with James and Forston hasn't done anything significant since being here so I think he would boost his draft status by staying for his senior year....

And then we have all these freshman we just took in....who knows how good they are....I think that next year we will be extremely young...but then again when we had all those fresh/soph didn't we go like 9-4?


Check 4 urself TLUV. While u @ it, check out the roster & count how many players we looze after this season, barring injury/redshirt. Dont 4get 2 count da draft eligible underclassmen like Lamar Miller, Ray Ray & Forston also. After u get ur total u will clearly understand why u need 2 bring in kids that can contribute immediately as oppose to takin on 4 yr projects. Feel free 2 post the total & name of the players we looze or may looze.


When the NCAA makes you payback $ 2.66 you get the feeling they are taking their job for real, or else they are on a witch hunt.


Clemson details 12 NCAA secondary violations

July 29, 2011, 8:15 p.m. EDT
Associated Press

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's athletic department reported 12 NCAA secondary violations, including two athletes repaying their portion of a hotel room paid for by a former teammate's agent.

In addition, an interal audit found that athletes living off campus received about $1 more than they should have in their housing allowance.

The violations were reported Friday, and occurred between February and July 15. Clemson's athletic department releases NCAA violations twice a year through open records requests from The Associated Press and other media outlets.

The reports did not include the names of the athletes or the sports involved. The infractions are all considered secondary, the least serious NCAA classification.

Among the violations was one that occurred in March when a Clemson coach overheard players discussing their spring break trip to Miami and visiting former teammates training there. The athletic department's compliance department later found out that two athletes stayed in a hotel room paid for by the former teammate's agent at a cost of $379 plus tax per night.

The two were made to pay back their share of the bill, donating $76 each to charity.

The audit found out that Clemson athletes living away from campus received $1 to $2 more than they should have. All were declared ineligible but will have their status restored when they pay back the nominal fee.

Other infractions included a coach allowing a prospective student athlete to shadow him for a day in February. The violation was discovered when the coach took the young person to show him the compliance office. The coach was given a refresher on NCAA rules.

The NCAA found a Clemson prospect participated in organized competition past the one-year grace period given after high school graduation. The athlete was declared ineligible and was reinstated by the NCAA.

Also, the NCAA discovered a Clemson prospect was paid for playing in organized competition. He had his eligibility reinstated on the conditions that he would be charged a season of competition and repay the cost of the impermissible benefit, $333, to a local charity.

Another prospect recruited by Clemson was found by the NCAA to have played five games as a professional. The prospect's eligibility will be restored if the recruit sits out next season.

In another instance, a prospect heading for an official visit to Clemson had their car break down and called a coach for help because there was a toddler in the vehicle. Clemson's compliance office called the Atlantic Coast Conference office and, after consulting with the NCAA enforcement staff, was allowed to let a non-coaching staff employee pick the family about 5 miles away in Pendleton. The prospect was asked to pay back $2.66 in mileage costs.


4Real...I talked to Golden. He read your comments here on Canespace and said you were right. He is strongly considering red-shirting the whole team and calling off the season.

He wants to know if you approve before he talks to the team. Please reply ASAP!


5. No other school wanted King or Smith lol.

Posted by: 4-Real | July 29, 2011 at 09:14 PM

I find that hard to believe


Wurd on da skreet iz...

1. Pierre wuz moved back 2 de after gettn banged up in sprang practice

2. Grimble gotta redshirt if he gonna play dt.

3. King might not get in n time + he aint that big.

4. Smith got weight issues.

5. No other school wanted King or Smith lol.


OGV that Clay Shivers guy was good back in Charlie Ward's day. Most great 'noles were defensive guys.


Ogv, u obviously didn't see last year's game against fsu did u?

orange 'n green in the vein

4-Real, name me one great interior semen-hole lineman that jumped in from day one and made a difference at every level of football? I'll wait . . .

There's only a few Vince Wilfork's out there and last I checked, Fortson's closer to being the next guy like that than any indian impersonator in Tallahicksville.


Apple Now Has More Cash Than The U.S. Government

Matt Rosoff | Jul. 28, 2011, 8:14 PM | 214,603 | 223

Here's something to keep in mind as you follow this evening's congressional debate over the debt ceiling.

According to the latest daily statement from the U.S. Treasury, the government had an operating cash balance of $73.8 billion at the end of the day yesterday.

Apple's last earnings report (PDF here) showed that the company had $76.2 billion in cash and marketable securities at the end of June.

In other words, the world's largest tech company has more cash than the world's largest sovereign government.

That's because Apple collects more money than it spends, while the U.S. government does not.

(The Atlantic and CNBC both pointed this out earlier.)

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-has-more-cash-on-hand-than-the-us-government-2011-7#ixzz1TXlSNJbV


Why is it that we always have 2 wait 4 our guys 2 grow & develop while fsu & others r constantly grabbing up da true space eaters? Doesn't it bother u guys a little that we never land da big one?

Old Skool

In other news, FU rated one of the “10 douchiest colleges in America.

Douchy colleges are places where fashions are frumpy and behaviors are boorish, according to the authors of the new book, “The Rogers & Littleton Guide to America’s Douchiest Colleges."

At UF many students make questionable fashion choices such as “cutoff camo shorts; pristine all-white Nike Air Force 1's with ankle socks poking out just so; [and a] Tim Tebow jersey only partly concealing the rip tattoo for your homey on the upper biceps,” according to an article in GQ magazine.

Sounds like a low rent Mr. Blackwell having a field day.




I saw Ryan Williams play several times in high school and I was shocked the Canes were not knocking on his door. The kid bust be 6'5 with a very good arm. He was mobile in the pocket and very poised. He has a strong arm but he also had touch on his throws. My limited viewing of him, I thought he was very athletic, not a stiff.


Caned...I posted on your Facebook page:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/canes.central



Seems like there is a little concern around here about the lack of DTs coming to Miami?

1. Golden doesnt recruit guys that can do just one thing. How soon some fans seem to forget about Pierre and Grimble in this class. They can play DT or DE.

2. Jelani and Trent are both in for next year and have frames to put on a lot of lbs. Of course you will have those that say they arent big enough. Well I guess they didn't see how big Pierre became already? Jelani is bigger then the 245 he's listed at, he'll play more like 260 this season.

3. Grimble is no light weight either. We are talking freshmen and high school seniors that weight 250-260. Plenty of time and room to grow on his frame.

4. Lastly you can remind them that Wilkerson came to Temple at around 255-260 DE and look at the bruh now. And all under who? That's right Al Golden.

5. I'm not comparing skill levels or anything cuz I'm never going to do that bruh. It's just an weight thing. Some of these fans here drive me insane LOL but I love 'em all the same.


Solid info Caned. This is material we can't get anywhere else. Thanks

Posted by: Old Skool | July 29, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Thanks Old Skool, Thats the goal...an insite other sites don't bring...


"What can you tell us about Ryan Williams?"

But that can be a followup article, right?

Posted by: Ungar | July 29, 2011 at 08:50 AM

Thanks Ungar, I will definitely include this question in a follow up.


86cane and ohio cane remind me alot of each other sometimes

Posted by: solarcane | July 29, 2011 at 03:40 PM



3* CB Wayne Morgan offered by Miami. 5'11 175.

As an aside, I really feel like Al Golden's taking a collegiate Ron Wolf approach to recruiting a secondary: get a plethora of guys with potential *develop* it. Worked for the Packers big time. Had several pro bowler 3rd, 4th, 5th round picks in late 90s.

Not that he isn't going after bigger names. He's going hard for Tee Shepard, 4* (ESPN) or 5* CB committed to ND. With Tracy Howard slightly favoring Miami, and Shepard a possibility along with more under the radar guys, could be like 2002 all over again in that secondary.


e Big O is a pro

Orlando Franklin Signs Contract, Details Revealed
Jul/29/11 07:52 AM Filed in: Orlando Franklin

The Broncos drafted Orlando Franklin in the second round 46th overall, out of Miami. Franklin adds some depth to the Broncos O-line and has a chance to start at right tackle depending on what happens with Ryan Harris.

Franklin had his deal finalized 40 minutes before the morning practice.

In the meantime, he was waiting in his hotel room, going over the playbook and bugging his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

"He kept telling me to stop calling him," Franklin said.

Once he hit the field, Franklin quickly showed the form that made him a second-round pick. Stepping in as a starter at right tackle, he held his own.

"I learned a lot today; messed up a lot also," Franklin said. "But that comes with the territory."

The University of Miami product was given some plays to study during the lockout and quickly absorbed them, not wanting to let down his fellow linemen.

"It kind of stresses that you have to get it down as quick as possibly," the 6-foot-7, 312-pound Franklin said. "You're rolling with four other guys that pretty much know what they're doing.

"But I was pretty much in the same situation in college. Day one of (that) camp I started also. It puts a lot of pressure on you, but with time I think I'll be all right."

Defensive end Elvis Dumervil helped Franklin out, putting him through the paces when the two were in Florida.

"He told me if I'm able to work out down there in Miami and do the stuff that he was doing that I would be all right coming up here," Franklin said. "But I definitely felt like I was real tired out there."

Franklin was called "one of the most physical, nasty linemen in this year's draft" from NFL Networks Mike Mayock. He is perfect for the system that John Fox runs. He measures in at 6-4, 325 pounds, Franklin is a mauler who plays with a nasty streak. With a 36" reach, Franklin has excellent arms to play either inside or outside for the Broncos.

Franklin started 51 games while at the University of Miami where he played left guard and left tackle. While Franklin does have NFL intangibles, he will have to work on his footwork and technique. Those things can be coached. The Broncos over the past few years have been going to a heaver offensive line transitioning from the Shanahan line.


this is for ungar no one else need read it

Withers : "It is not how heavy the load, it is how you carry it"


i hear ya, can you get one autographed for me this year soup?

Posted by: solarcane | July 29, 2011 at 03:42 PM

U know I can! I gotz mad skillz. ;-)


86cane and ohio cane remind me alot of each other sometimes

Posted by: solarcane | July 29, 2011 at 03:40 PM

Yeah, U beat me to it. I'll delete my duplicate comment.

Check your email BTW. Had a REAL nice chat with Sileo on Twitter today. Sold a few rooms at the Hampton Inn too.

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