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July 13, 2011

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

dj moonbat

And a bad coach too dj, yet he ended up with a better career record than the guy who replaced him. How does that happen? Is the NCAA removing a bunch of Golden wins at Temple for rule violations or something?

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | July 16, 2011 at 01:18 PM


I think the case is pretty solid that Shannon wasn't getting it done as HC. Lots of bad game management issues, questionable if not downright bad hiring decisions, and pretty bad player development.

But he ran a clean program, and he got good players.

That's going to make Al Golden's job pretty easy. (Once he's had some time to put together a defensive backfield, that is.)

orange 'n green in the vein

And a bad coach too dj, yet he ended up with a better career record than the guy who replaced him. How does that happen? Is the NCAA removing a bunch of Golden wins at Temple for rule violations or something?

canechic

LOL dj!!!!

CGNC that is just sickening makes me sad :(.

dj moonbat

Adding Lamar Miller to the list of pre-season awards. Its been a long time since the Canes had so many pre-season watch list players. Clearly, the Canes have loads of talent. I still insist that this can be a special year for the Canes.

Posted by: WindyCane-Forcast1 | July 16, 2011 at 10:47 AM


That's impossible. Ask anybody around these parts -- Shannon was a terrible recruiter.

dj moonbat

This was a Solar Zone Hit of The Week that got the most WTF was that guy thinking responses.
This is once in a lifetime you get it right or you're chum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2n3rMmlCrA

Posted by: solarcane | July 15, 2011 at 10:46 PM


Yeah, I guess that's kind of risky. Would've been more hardcore if it was an airplane.

WindyCane-Forcast1

Adding Lamar Miller to the list of pre-season awards. Its been a long time since the Canes had so many pre-season watch list players. Clearly, the Canes have loads of talent. I still insist that this can be a special year for the Canes.

CGNC

solar - no, never been to an adoption for a wild mustang. Sadly Bureau of Land Management caters to the ranchers who complain about the wild mustangs, wolves and anything else. Basically if the mustangs do not get adopted, they get shipped to Canada or Mexico for slaughter to be sold to Europe for meat. Heather wrote a senior exit project on the subject so that's how I know, plus I follow it

http://www.wildmustangcoalition.org/id43.html

it is very said. Kind of like how the government befriended the Indians and gave them blankets and supplies that had been exposed to diseases they had no immunity to.

Off to yoga c ya later

canechic

I am not sure how to react to that letter!

On one hand I think the NCAA is a ridicolous, hypocritical entity. But if the school did violate the rules then they have to be punished. Just like I was unfortunately taught all my life, "when one person breaks the rules we all suffer". Can't tell you how many times my brother and sister got punished because I misbehaved. Ugh, I was a total brat and daddy's girl!

solarcane

Remember a few people saying the GT sanctions meant nothing and losing a championship wasn't a big deal. Nobody at GT cared one way or the other or words close to that?

I was thinking , what about the players and their families? Better yet what if your son was a member of the 2009 GT team?
============================================
ESPN ACC blog

Former Georgia Tech center Sean Bedford was a terrific player and a smart student.

Turns out he can write, too.

Bedford, a wee bit emotional after learning the 2009 team would be stripped of its ACC title, wrote an open letter to the NCAA, saying that if they want his championship ring back, "you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead finger."

I was at that game. I saw Georgia Tech win it. The NCAA can't change that. And while many of us think it's a fluff sanction that pales in comparison to loss of scholarships or bowl bans, players like Bedford bring a different perspective. Here's the text of his letter, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Dear NCAA,

Thank you for handing down penalties that only adversely affect the players who did things the right way. This reeks of an organization desperate to prove that it has some sort of control over its member institutions despite lacking the ability and firepower to police the serious offenders and protect the student-athletes whose interests you purport to have at heart.

While I realize that all violations merit some kind of punishment, I have a hard time grasping the notion that one of the proudest moments in my life (and the lives of every other individual that was a part of the team and program in 2009) is apparently worth $312 in your eyes. If that truly is the case, I'd be happy to provide you with that same amount of money (cash or check, your choice) in exchange for the reinstatement of the title my teammates and I earned through our blood, sweat and tears.

It took months of hard work, dedication and personal sacrifice by a team of over 100 players, 10 coaches and countless staff members to achieve that championship, but, evidently, it only takes the handful of pencil pushers, lawyers and professors on your infractions committee to strip us of it.

I was a part of the 2009 ACC Championship team and, while you can pretend retroactively that it didn't happen, I have vivid memories of an incredible season that was, and continues to be, one of the most fun, meaningful, important, and very real times in my 23 years on this planet. I'll be wearing my championship ring with pride and if you want that too, you'll have to pry it from my cold, dead finger.

Sincerely,
Sean Bedford

Daddeh

U

solarcane

And finally one I had put away for a rainy day

Six, OGV, Alph, roach , skool, everybody else that loves this stuff.

The facial expressions will have you blowing beverage out the nose.

LEGO BLACK OPS!
an 8 million hit masrerpiece.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smETLCCPTVo

solarcane

raize
I hear ya, I'll stick to bass fishing !

solarcane

Cg I forgot to ask you,
have you ever been to one of those wild Mustang and Burro adoptions, man a real Mustang for $ 25.00??

raizecane

Solar - that is just INSANE.....

solarcane

next to the biggest wave ever surfed this is about my favorite though

189 ft straight down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNXh9gXDd2Y

solarcane

CGNC pretty nifty and I liked it, but not even close to this.

This was a Solar Zone Hit of The Week that got the most, WTF was that guy thinking responses.

This isn't in an aquarium wearing chainmail gloves and a flak jacket with nearly comatose sharks that have seen the same guy feed them for years.

This was a Solar Zone Hit of The Week that got the most WTF was that guy thinking responses.
This is once in a lifetime you get it right or you're chum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2n3rMmlCrA

CGNC

Ohio and Canesteeler: Crosby resumes skating

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/penguins/s_746831.html

CGNC

What's up party people? Solar I have seen your videos and pics of kayaking and rafting and whatnot and raise you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=WK2LpUoqX6A&vq=medium

Watch to the very end, this is amazing

solarcane

WYPT 2.0
One week from today

Here is the section III river run Old Skool, Soup and I will be making next Friday morning.

I hope a bunch of you folks decide , Yea that is more exciting than watching Sports Center all day during the dead period of college football, and you join us on the next adventure.

This is an annual affair and plans are all ready being made for WYPT 3.0

Take a peek at Sec III fun on the mighty Chattooga River. If you start putting 2 bucks away a week starting today you could be guarenteed one of the most fun filled weekends of your life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se2s_3SONnc&feature=related

play outside!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3G Cane

Guy LeDouche was the shizz

canechic

It is

canechic

I know it on my bucket list!

solarcane

canechic,
Thanks, that is awesome!
How can anyone not want to be out there experiencing stuff like that?

canechic

Solar you will enjoy this short:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/15/moonbows-lunar-rainbows-yosemite_n_900052.html

canechic

Ungar yes that is my son Nick! :) Did you see the pics I posted of him at U of O?

solarcane

CBS Sports


ESPN: Bruce Feldman resumes normal assignments

by Adam Jacobi

Well, that suspension levied on Bruce Feldman for co-authoring Mike Leach's book, Swing Your Sword, didn't last long. In fact, if you ask ESPN, it didn't happen at all. ESPN announced in a statement this afternoon that Feldman had been returned to his normal duties with the company, ending a 20-hour controversy over Feldman's treatment and involvement with the book. Here's ESPN's statement in full:

"There was never any suspension or any other form of disciplinary action. We took the time to review his upcoming work assignments in light of the book to which he contributed and will manage any conflicts or other issues as needed. Bruce has resumed his assignments."

Now, the notion that Feldman was never under any disciplinary action, frankly, strains credulity. Again, it took 20 hours for ESPN to address this issue, and it's one that could have been resolved in, well, minutes. Further, the idea that Feldman wasn't suspended is apparently news to Mike Leach, who excoriated ESPN on the radio this morning, saying ESPN "isn't going to let little inconvenient details like the facts get in the way of their agenda."

Moreover, the suspension was all but confirmed by Craig James, who expressed surprise on Twitter about the news this morning -- something that SB Nation's Spencer Hall believed to be true in this editorial, which is a little too scathing and scattershot to be of merit here.

With that, then, this issue is effectively settled unless one of the parties feels the need to bring it up again; that seems unlikely. As mentioned before, suspensions almost always degrade a product, especially since Feldman was hardly a limiting agent for ESPN Insider, so ESPN is now better off for having reinstated (or whatever they want to call it) Feldman, so let's leave things like that and move on to more important things. Like video game football.

solarcane

^^by: Steve Gorten

solarcane

prolly posted earlier


Miller a candidate for Doak Walker Award


CORAL GABLES — The latest Hurricanes player named to a preseason watch list: running back Lamar Miller.
The redshirt sophomore, who’s UM’s leading returning rusher, became a candidate Friday for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation’s top running back.
Oregon’s LaMichael James, who captured the award last season after leading the nation in rushing and scoring, is the favorite to win it again.
Miller’s teammate, Mike James, is not one of the 51 backs on the list.
While Miller certainly has the talent to become UM’s first Doak winner, I doubt it’ll happen because he and James are expected to share the spotlight as featured back.
As often as he’s overlooked, James is still as valuable as Miller to the Hurricanes’ offense. It’s conceivable even that he ends up with better statistics than Miller.
Coach Al Golden, who repeatedly praised James during spring practice, certainly plans to use him a lot. It’ll be interesting to see how both backs handle their increased roles from last season.

solarcane

soup,
Good talking with you today,
155 hours and 10 minutes to go.

solarcane

I have a confession to make.
I was mistaken about current Hurricanes getting pedis turning into Nancys.

After I found out O Franklin just had his first pedi the other night I was dead on him about the direction he was headed.


He assured me

"@solarcane trust me I'm still a badass lol"

I had already teased him about his roller skating prowess which it turns out he is damn good at.


Getting your azz stomped by a guy with pretty feet isn't something you want to be remembered for.

solarcane

ungar,
that was funny stuff!
Mythbusters is actually one of my favorites

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj201/solarcane/kari.jpg

solarcane

The coolest lineup of alltime

Vic Romano
Kenny Blankenship
Captain Tenneal
Guy LeDouche
Pepe Livingstone
Danny Glans
Pinky Winky
The Rainbow Warriors Duo
General Tano
Fisty Boy
Chief Otto Parts

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Do Not Count Out: UM from getting a possible commitment from 4-Star WR Nelson Agholor. Golden & Co. are doing a full court press.

canesteeler

Guru I wonder at times!

Felipe.

For a vicious, brilliant evisceration of ESPN re: Feldman (who ESPN is now denying they suspended?),

http://www.sbnation.com/ncaa-football/2011/7/15/2277077/bruce-feldman-suspended-espn-craig-james-mike-leach

Felipe.

Per PapaCane

New Offer: Miami has offered 5-Star DE Noah Spence, 6'4'' and 245 lbs, from Harrisburg, PA. Miami is one of his favorites.

***

Fourth overall 2012 recruit. My personal opinion: looks like a young Julius Peppers from the photos.

ESPN excerpt: He displays very good first-step quickness and is often the first defender moving. He is a pretty good overall football player, but his strength at this point in his ability to get to the quarterback. He couples a good initial burst with some pass rush savvy. He does a good job of quickly getting up-field and attacking the outside shoulder. He is very active with his weapons and does a nice job of using them to knock blockers hands down and keep them off of him. If he a blocker is poor in his technique and opens up too quickly he can quickly run by. Even when challenged he displays the ability to defeat a blocker and get to the quarterback.

I absolutely love that Golden wants to recruit Pennsylvania. Some strong talent in that area that is oft overlooked.

orange 'n green in the vein

See, I'm more inclined to see Newton with a chance at success over the Teenage Mutant Ninja QB in the NFL. Auburn's offense isn't so much a gimmick as it is an ingenious design, sure the Wildcat formation = gimmick but setting up your formations to overload the defense then going the other way with the QB on a run/throw option is basic football strategy and Newton had a great year running it once dad cashed the payoff. Now how fast will he learn on the curve is a valid question but as long as he has an organization that is willing to tailor the offense towards his strengths and minimize his weaknesses as he improves on them over time he can suceed.

Pryor on the other hand has as much chance at making it as a legit NFL QB as crying Friar Tuck does and a little less of a chance as Ron Mexico. He's got bad throwing form and the simplistic Cheatervest offensive schemes never made him learn anything complicated enough to make me believe he can survive the learning curve of the pro game. If he ends as well off as Vince Young before he's moved to WR I'll be shocked.

GURU

Are we still stereotyping. Black quarterbacks in 2011..why aren't more ivy league Quarterbacks in the league ..???

canechic

I agree about the coaches but these are big kids who could study and work harder. They are given many, many tools to succeed academically. You guys should see the academic building Oregon built just for athletes to assist them with their grades and classes. But on the coach thing my daughter's professors make a good amount of money but none of them have to tell her to study nor the other kids in her classes. In fact they mostly are hands off. You are responsible for yourself at this time in your life.

I believe everyone deserves an opportunity but it chaps my @ss when kids waste it and take it from another student who would relish and succeed with that same scholarship.

canesteeler

Six that would be awesome.

canesteeler

Canechic the majority of athletes on scholarship would not have qualified for entry if it wasn't for sports. I believe everyone deserves an opportunity and the ones who don't work hard deserve to fail. However grown ass men making millions deserve a large part of the blame also because their millions depend on w's and l's and although graduation rates play a roll, they r minimal.

dj moonbat

Both Pryor & Newton wil struggle mightily in the pros. It's just a fact, they both come from a gimmick offense that allows them to basically free lance.

Posted by: Herbie Ibis | July 15, 2011 at 02:17 PM


I'm more inclined to believe this about Newton than Pryor. Newton really ran no "offense" at all. Pryor ran some actual plays here and there, and might have the capacity to learn an offense capable of defeating an NFL defense.

But seriously, neither of these guys has Mike Vick's skills, and Mike had trouble settling into the NFL (he needed some time in prison to study...).

Herbie Ibis

Both Pryor & Newton wil struggle mightily in the pros. It's just a fact, they both come from a gimmick offense that allows them to basically free lance. They both have great size that the pro's love but they both are erratic passers, with Pryor being the most erratic. Tee-Bone, the same way. Why, if these guys have aspirations to go pro, would they want to play in a gimmick offense? That's a head scratcher. I can't think of anybody but Vick, who has come from those type offenses and made it as a QB in the NFL and he's been erratic himself. He gets by because of that 4.2 40 speed and his escapability

raizecane

OC - sweet.

My schedule tonight looks like this -

Madden 2010 on PS2 (one of my buddies is too cheap to get PS3 so I am downgrading so he can get a game or two in). This should last around 3 - 4 drinks

Then I will be on the PS3 playing Madden 2011 until my other buddy (we do team play)drives me so insane I either mute his mic or drop out. Another 3 - 4 drinks

6 - 8 drinks later, I will throw in a little COD Black OPS and will play until all the drinks have caught up to me, lol.

Ohio_Cane

Raize, ya it's OhioCANE. I already sent U an invite

Six

Jessie Armstead on Pros vs. Joes

"I don't need no f**kin helmet!"

The look on Jessie's face after taking the guy down, not to mention the blood on his forehead ...... just awesome

http://www.spike.com/video-clips/howkk9/pros-vs-joes-jessie-armstead-fight

3G Cane

Loved that show, the dubs they made were often hilarious.

Six

canesteeler - in fact, this would be fun, I know you'd love seeing this .... remember that Pros vs. Joes show on SPIKE?

It had a bunch of former pro athletes from NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MMA, Wrestling and these regular "Joes" would go up against them in their sport?

I'd just love to see a Pros vs. Joes style drill where Newton or Pryor has to choose 3 different holes to run through a tackle dummy line, and standing on the other side of each of those holes would be Woodley, Timmons and Harrison

Kind of like that show Most Xtreme Challenge, where they took the real Japanese game show Takeshi's Castle, but dubbed over it in English and showed the most f'ed up moments of it

Some of these cats get royally messed up on the 2nd or 3rd door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdrulcfSztc&feature=related

Six

canesteeler - I question Pryor's intelligence everyday, esp. after his coach stepping down & the sh*t storm of media that is closely watching that program .... and he shows up to the university in another different car for everyone to see .. again

Those guys aren't going to be able to get by with just their athletic ability in the NFL like they did in college, running over and around people

What do you think James Harrison is going to do when he sees either one of them just tucking and running?

Their football IQ might be there, deep down - but even listening to either one of those cats in the Gruden show was just mind boggling when he was asking them to draw their favorite play or explain to them about making line calls and breaking things down

Some kids like Sam Bradford, Andy Dalton, Jake Locker - those kids seemed to get it

I can't wait to see if Andrew Luck goes onto that show, Gruden will probably need a giant towel to clean up the mess from himself from getting too excited when Luck is in the film room with him, breaking things down

canechic

And not to mention some kids just want out of South Florida. The Canes can't have every one in South Florida. Too many kids want to play now and superstar kids and their parents are not willing to wait to play.

So many factors go into recruiting that did not happen in the hay day of Miami. And not to mention many of the "old school" canes would not have been able to go to other schools. And also remember.....No UCF, NO USF, NO FAU, NO FIU....

raizecane

Raise and Sinister, we are still no friends, and I'm hurt. DEEPLY hurt. Lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 15, 2011 at 12:31 PM

hahahahahaha......i added you but i think it was under that Onnyx (spelling?) id. I will delete that one and try ohiocane...is that right?

2002nemo

MJ4H, let's face facts. Many South Florida recruits (whites AND blacks), their parents and coaches too, were wary of the erstwhile Bossman - and disappointed with the the lack on on-field performance by da Canes. Hopefully, we'll do better with the Nouvelle Regime d'Or.

j.w.

Another day closer to Labor Day !

Ohio_Cane

Raise and Sinister, we are still no friends, and I'm hurt. DEEPLY hurt. Lol

Brevardcane

I think as far as recruiting is concerned, the staff has done about all they can do. We now need to show some improvement on the field in order to get to the next level.

Ungar

Cause you did it first. Remember the typo of your PS3 ID?

Ohio_Cane

New records released on Tressel's past: http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/15/new-records-release-showed-tressel-had-history-of-compliance-issues/

SinisterCane

How did I become the Leader of the Acne movement? :)

Herbie Ibis

Mike James,

Don't look for it to be much better this year, with the top players unless, we do something on the field to change their minds. We have Johnson, Hamilton & Brown. Of the other top 25 or so players in state, as of right now Bush is the only one that has ranked high on his list. This, obiviously could change over time depending on what we do and of course you're dealing with High School kids and they flip flop depending on what day it is and who shows them the most love.
I think Watson either went to So. Fla or Arkansas.

Ohio_Cane

This guy is really well prepared for life. He can't be on the canechic list of slackers!!!

Posted by: Ungar | July 15, 2011 at 09:51 AM
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Yep. Really like this kid after reading what he had to say. Seems like a great kid that's had the right ppl around him all his life. Hope that translates to greatness on the field, too.

Ungar

BTW, the "Nick" in the photo above, is that your son?

Ungar

The Discovery Channel dictates what you see hear or read about science. They even invent more science when they feel the need to broaden their kingdom.
They run the show because nobody else had the energy or resources to compete with them.

When The Discovery Channel broadcasts Mythbusters they were the coolest thing on the planet.
When they plan a show about Micheal Jackson's autopsy they are crap.

Either way it's their network, and as long as they can get us to buy enzyte, just for men, and viagra they don't care what we really think of them.

Probably why I watch ESPN unless Shark Week is on.

Ungar

Agreed canechic! He is taking on college better than I did. I was still trying to find my classroom a week in, he has his professor's office hours in his IPad.

canechic

Ungar he is a freshman right?

Sounds to me like he is doing all the right things! Good for him I hope his attitude is catching!

Ungar

"Behind the Facemask: David Thompson

In high school, before I even stepped into class my freshman year, I actually planned out all the classes I would take every year, up to summer school classes, down to the details of whether the classes would be Honors or AP. I took every single one as I planned it. College too. I definitely appreciate all my advisors here, but I pick my own classes and just have them sign off."

This guy is really well prepared for life. He can't be on the canechic list of slackers!!!

UMike

I thought David Thompson was current verbal commitment,how could he go through the spring? lol

Ungar

Nice job Ohio!! VA ACNE!!!!!! Caught that one, thats funny!!!
Posted by: VA Cane | July 14, 2011 at 05:17 PM

You can thank SinisterCane for the inspiration. Humor through typos.

Ohio_Cane

Behind the Facemask: David Thompson

"Playing football has given me an opportunity that many don’t get to experience. Something about being in the locker room, being on the field, the camaraderie with the guys, it’s something you can’t get anywhere else. It’s something you can only really understand when you’re playing it. The things that we do in the locker room, the things that we say to each other, things we do on the field, it changes when you get outside.

One thing everybody should know about Miami football is it’s tough, but we work hard. It sounds cliché, it really does, but it’s been a challenge. I believe that no one else is doing what we do.

In college, football is more mandatory and more serious. If you miss anything, there are serious consequences for it, as opposed to high school, where when you miss you can come up with some excuse and be okay. We’ve all had days where we’re like, “Man, screw this, I want to quit, I want to go home.” It’s like a job, it really is. I’m the kind of person where as soon as I commit to something, it’s hard for me to quit, unless I have to. I think the rest of the guys have the same mentality as well, which is why I think we’re all still here.

I played a lot of sports when I was younger. I played basketball all my life. After my freshman year of high school, I decided I wasn’t going to be tall enough to keep playing. My coaches at every school I went to would tell me to come out and play different sports. Wrestling, tennis, everything. When I got to high school, the coaches told me I should come out and play football, and I thought, why not? It was so much more time-consuming than the other sports. I started playing, developed a love for it, and I’ve been playing ever since. I remember telling my dad when I was younger that I would never play football.
When I first started, I played fullback and running back. I got the ball most of the time. I was one of the bigger guys at my school. They had me playing offensive line, defensive line, linebacker, I was all over the place.
I love playing running back. I’m not a big fan of defense. I’ve done it, and I’ll do it, but there’s something about offense that I just love more. Maybe it’s getting the ball or being able to score, but I love offense more. I can’t throw, I’m not big enough to play on the line, I’m not fast enough to play receiver, so running back’s been fun.

People might be surprised to know that my major is biology.

I’m afraid of failure. Disappointing everyone and disappointing myself.

The best advice I can give, from a friend of mine named Randy, he would always tell me, “why not you?” We’d see guys play in the NFL, doing what they dreamed of doing, and he would say, “they’re doing it, someone’s gotta do it, so why not you?”

I never thought I’d be getting this interview right now (laughs). I never thought I would be playing for UM. Growing up, for some reason, I always wanted to get away. My mom made me apply here, but I filled out the application halfway and kind of tossed it aside. I wanted to get as far away from home as possible. I went to UCF for my first semester and transferred here for the spring semester my freshman year. I didn’t think I’d end up staying in Miami for college; I really wanted to get away.
People who aren’t from here, foreigners or tourists, they come to Miami and think about partying, “let’s go to South Beach” or “let’s go to the Grove.” I had done that already. I wanted to go out and see something new. I ended up coming back for many reasons, it was better for me to come back, but I always wanted to get away.

I was raised to pursue whatever dreams I wanted. My mom and I had a lot of disagreements growing up. We fought a lot. I guess the mentality I’ve always kept is that I grew up knowing what I wanted to do, and pursuing it. Maybe my dad put that in me, because he always made me go play outside and encouraged me to do well in school. My mom too. They both told me I could always do whatever I wanted, as long as I put my head to it, as cliché as that may sound. I’ve always kind of been that way. As far as football goes, I told myself I would play college football, and here I am.

In high school, before I even stepped into class my freshman year, I actually planned out all the classes I would take every year, up to summer school classes, down to the details of whether the classes would be Honors or AP. I took every single one as I planned it. College too. I definitely appreciate all my advisors here, but I pick my own classes and just have them sign off.

Coach Richardson is a character. He’s a funny guy. It’s cool because, to me, when it comes to coaching, he does his job. Outside of the job, he’s always cracking jokes, he’s super funny, the guy is nonstop. I love him to death. He’s an excellent coach, and a cool person.

Coach Golden came in, and everyone kind of didn’t know what to expect or how things were going to go. Spring was an experience for everybody. When spring came, we kind of realized what to expect. But for me, this summer has really tested me, with Coach Swasey and his conditioning expectations now. The bar is set. We all have to get where Coach Golden wants us to be. We may be close, we may be far, but with him, I think we’ll get there. Whatever that means for this year, we will get there. We will be there.

The person I was when I came in before football is definitely not the person I am today. I think football’s shaped me into who I am. I think without it, I wouldn’t be the same. I think it’s made me a better person. You always hear old coaches comparing football to life, but it really is, in its own sense, in a shortened way. You come in fresh, not knowing what’s going on, kind of like being a young kid. You play high school, it’s like growing up. Playing in college is like nearing the end of the road, and when it’s done, I don’t want to say it’s like death, but it’s the end of your football life. Everything you go through is representative of what you go through in life. The successes, the failures, the hard work, and the days you don’t want to go in, in a way it all parallels life. Football definitely helps in shaping a lot of young men around here."

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/071411abt.html

UMike

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1240306..Canes best of the best

SOUP

UM 2001 best team of decade (ever?) according to Rivals:

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1240306

canechic

Tebow got an 850 on his SAT.....need anyone say more!

canechic

Steeler can't blame the coach if you choose not to study! Sorry don't agree these, kids are all too cool to study anything including new offensive schemes. I just don't know why we give football players a break. My daughter and her friends all want to be doctors, they want to be good doctors. They strive everyday to do everything they can, i.e. volunteer; take difficult classes; work in a hospital, to make sure they can be damn good doctors. These kids have a schedule that is just exhausting.Not too many of them sit around for hours playing xbox! No matter what you do in life it takes hard work and dedication to succeed. I really don't see many successful people running around blaming coaches, professors, parents, grandparents or friends for why they don't get ahead. But I sure see less successful people consistently playing the blame game.

If you want to the best you will!

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - On UM Commit QB Preston Dewey in 2011: You are not going to see huge numbers from him this year because his supporting cast is...um...ok.

Ohio_Cane

Posted by: elliott | July 14, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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Not sure what the fiance has planned for tonight, but def send me a friend request, and if I'm on we can def get a game or 2 in online. I don't have a headset yet, so if I don't talk to U, that's why. Lol

PS - If anyone hasn't started a "Road to Glory" yet on NCAA 12, do it. It's pretty fun. They upgraded it this year. U start by picking 3 fav schools, then earn points as your high school career goes on. As U build points (by playing well), U build offers. The more points, the higher the prestige of school that offers U. Like the upgrade a lot.

canesteeler

Pryor and Newton are products of a lack of coaching in college the same as Tebow. I think it is crazy to question their intelligence when they have not been coached up. I don't understand when QB's go to schools who run gemmick offenses because it does not prepare them for the pros. I personally think Newton is going to be a very good QB. Pryor may be not because his foot work and mechanics may be too far gone. Like I always say "time will tell". Damn I am ready for some football!

SOUP

Probably why I watch The Discovery Channel unless the Canes are on.

Posted by: solarcane | July 15, 2011 at 07:35 AM

They had an ecellent feature about SEAL Team 6 last night at 9 PM. I'm sure they will repeat it again so check it out.

Now go play outside!

raizecane

U know what? Until I played NCAA 12, I didn't realize our Canes play against Bryce and aurthur brown this yr. Lol

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 14, 2011 at 09:51 PM

That should be interesting..........

For those with a PS3, my ID is Raizecane so please feel free to add me (and add a note so I know who you are)...LOL

I also have the ID SealTeam06 but don't use that one as often as I try to keep a low profile :-)

solarcane

ESPN dictates what you see hear or read about sports. They even invent more sports when they feel the need to broaden their kingdom.
They run the show because nobody else had the energy or resources to compete with them.

When ESPN broadcast 30 for 30 The U they were the coolest thing on the planet.
When they suspend one of their most popular employees they are crap.

Either way it's their network, and as long as they can get us to buy beer, cars, and video games they don't care what we really think of them.

Probably why I watch The Discovery Channel unless the Canes are on.

SOUP

MikeJames...U can't get them all, it's just that simple. Let's hope the wall that Golden is trying to build around South Florida is a high, strong wall.

mike james for heisman

what if we had these guys, all seniors last year in sofla:

Nick O'Leary TE FSU
Marcus Roberson DB UiF
Kelvin Benjamin WR FSU
Bobby Hart OL FSU
Jacoby Brissett QB UiF
Gerod Holliman DB Luisville
Wayne Lyons DB Stanford
Devonta Freeman RB FSU
Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
Jabari Gorman DB UiF
Robenson Therezie DB Auburn
Rashad Greene WR FSU
Elkino Watson DT ???
Andrew Johnson DB Louisville
Eli Rogers WR Louisville

I MEAN WTF?????!!!!!!!

mike james for heisman

and we didn't get Dominique Rhymes, the receiver from Northwestern???????????????

just doesn't make sense

mike james for heisman

the best linebacker in Florida last year:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37YKUf00xk

how did we not land him?

mike james for heisman

gotta get this guy

tight end of the future
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t176SQWLoLE

Felipe.

James for Heisman: Committed to USF, like a few other 'why did they not end up Canes' cases the last 2 years.

mike james for heisman

Anyone remember Elkino Watson from Booker T? How is he not a Cane? Where did he end up?

Felipe.

Wow they suspended Mr. Insider College football Bruce Feldman eh? I'm really really disappointed by that, personally. KC Joyner is awful, & Feldman was my go to voice of reason for non-Canes related football updates.

elliott

By bad PS3 ID is Sinistercane1

Hey Ohiocane I am going to send you a friend request and if you want we could get a game later. Let me know I would like to play a game online. I downloaded your roster set earlier and I was wondering if you are going to be downloading the edits in a couple of days. My ID is PrinceofNC

Texascane

ESPN seems to be wanting to prove Leach's point about them slandering him in order to prop up Craig James...

http://sportsbybrooks.com/bruce-feldman-suspended-indefinitely-by-espn-29786

3G Cane


Damn!

Posted by: 2002nemo | July 13, 2011 at 11:32 PM
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Give my shirt to him/her

3G Cane


Hmmmmm!

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/os-marvin-bracy-once-liked-miami-071411,0,2464061.story

Posted by: canechic | July 14, 2011 at 07:50 PM
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He chose....... poorly..

Six

Anyone else watch this series on Discovery Channel?

I bought the DVD from Target today .. good stuff

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/surviving-the-cut/


Six

canechic - if you want to talk about the poster boys for the term "mouth breather", it was Pryor and Cam during their interaction with Gruden on that show


Old Skool - I've seen Goonies just a few times (probably around 25) ... nothing beats the "truffle shuffle" by Chunk that Corey Feldman makes him do before he's let in the gate to get to the house by none other than Sean "Rudy" Astin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5whaRkuipU

Ohio_Cane

U must bleed orange and green?

Posted by: SOUP | July 14, 2011 at 09:40 PM
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Always have, always will!

Ohio_Cane

U know what? Until I played NCAA 12, I didn't realize our Canes play against Bryce and aurthur brown this yr. Lol

orange 'n green in the vein

"By USC vacating wins from 2004-2006 doesn't that mean the U holds the longest modern day win streak @ 34 straight?

Posted by: 4-Real | July 14, 2011 at 09:01 PM"

Yes. And with the stank coming off the corpse of the Tressel years combined with the stank coming off the corpse of Porter's officiating career, you can probably tack on an extra win for 35. Now, about getting Coker's hands on that crystal football in question . . .

SOUP

Sorry, I wanted to win!

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 14, 2011 at 09:38 PM

U must bleed orange and green?

Ohio_Cane

SOUP - Sorry, I wanted to win!! Lol

Felipe.

Pleasure's mine SOUP! Best Canes blog on the net.

4-Real

By USC vacating wins from 2004-2006 doesn't that mean the U holds the longest modern day win streak @ 34 straight?

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