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August 24, 2011

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VA Cane

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MaryLouAlumni

2nd---any more news that might be encouraging?

SOUP

VACane...To collect your 2011 Canespace T-shirt, email me at:

canespace86@aol.com

U too MaryLou!

roachcane77

Go Va Cane!

SOUP

Join us for a LIVE Q&A tonight at 8 PM with current WVUM Sports Director Chris Wittyngham and former WVUM SD Justin Antweil.

Please post questions for both at 8 PM!

solarcane

papa

expect that delay is influenced by the NCAA's evaluation of the 12 players. Be patient. Several look to have cleared.

solarcane

Im not going to say I said the later the depth chart comes out the better as far as the U negotiating goes.

I could but I'm not going to say it

TLuv

Canesfest sounds fun. Too bad I live in Vegas. Still hoping to make it to Miami for the OSU game (the ineligabowl)

roachcane77

I'll be at the "ineligabowl!"

Great title TLuv!

Montreal-Cane

The Reds players flashing the U after Alonzo
Home run last night...

roachcane77

I may not be around for the live stuff... here's my questions...

What do Chris & Justin feel is happening "behind the scenes" at the U right now? Are any heads gonna roll of people remaining who haven't already jumped ship?

Have they had any "real" contact with AG? Is he as "impressive" in person as he appears to all of us on the "outside?"

86Cane

Join us for a LIVE Q&A tonight at 8 PM with current WVUM Sports Director Chris Wittyngham and former WVUM SD Justin Antweil.

Please post questions for both at 8 PM!

Justin Antweil

What's up CanesFam!

86Cane

Canespace welcomes our good friend and former WVUM Sports Director Justin Antweil to our LIVE chat!

86Cane

What do Chris & Justin feel is happening "behind the scenes" at the U right now? Are any heads gonna roll of people remaining who haven't already jumped ship?

Have they had any "real" contact with AG? Is he as "impressive" in person as he appears to all of us on the "outside?"

Posted by: roachcane77 | August 24, 2011 at 07:51 PM

Justin Antweil

Appreciate it Tom! I may not be at UM now but I'll always be part of the orange and green family. You and your site has been great to me over the years.

Justin Antweil

If a ship is capsizing, there is no better person than to salvage the situation than Al Golden. He is the CEO of the University of Miami. It's definitely crisis management at UM. While on the outside they post articles on Green Tree All Americans, inside everyone is second guessing saying why. And the adults are largely to blame in all of this. I mean Jimmy Gaines is taking questions about this while Donna is reading PR statements and hiding. It's not fair and it's not right. Golden is the man. While adminstrators are worried about the consequences. Al is worried about how this affects the depth chart.

canechic

Justin is really is great to have canesfest on campus this year! Gets the average Miami fan up close and personal with the school! My daughter is a junior at the U!

I am the negative gal here on the blog, I want to see the players suspended to give Al Golden a fresh clean start, to start a new culture, what are feelings about the "named" players?

TLuv

Justin-what are your thoughts on how the national media has covered the scandal?

Ohio_Cane

Justin, thanks for coming over to the Space again!

Any truth to the rumors that Vernon and a couple others have been cleared (quietly) behind the scenes?

Justin Antweil

To answer Canechic - your daughter picked the perfect school. Being at the U was the best four years of my life and it gave me opportunities I could only dream of. I do side with you. While a lot of Canes fans are looking at this situation with orange and green glasses, I've got a realistic approach. I'm not naive about this. I do think the players should be suspended as well. Golden is a man of utmost integrity. And remember players will already be suspended for the opener even before the Yahoo story broke. So there is some serious depth issues. As for the 12 players named, it dramatically affects the defense. I mean the secondary starts would be Chambers, Highsmith, Swasey and McGee. YIKES

86Cane

Canespace welcomes our new friend and current WVUM Sports Director Chris Wittyngham to the LIVE chat!

SlingBlade

jon jay

canechic

Thanks Justin she just loves it! I have a son leaving for Oregon in Sept!

I am very realistic about this situation too!

Justin Antweil

Ohio Canes - There is no truth to the Vernon rumor as far as I know. Not sure what would make him expemt and others not. Players parents are naturally going to side with their sons. He's status is still up in the air like everyone elses.

TLuv - The national media is jumping on the story and rightfully so. The calendary has featured a plethora of scandals and this is the icing on the cake. It's big news because the MLB is in a grind, preseason NFL is like nonalcoholic beer...why bother, there is no NBA. This is the premiere headline to talk about. SI, CBSSports all have a right to voice their opinions. It's a lot easier to bash a program when it's already down. It's a lot harder to speak highly of something in tough times. Seems like a lot of people are taking the easy way out.

SlingBlade

there is a rumor on another site that 12 maybe 13 players will be suspended indefinitely, announcement tomorrow...have you heard anything about this...?

ChrisWittyngham

From 86cane

What do Chris & Justin feel is happening "behind the scenes" at the U right now? Are any heads gonna roll of people remaining who haven't already jumped ship?

Have they had any "real" contact with AG? Is he as "impressive" in person as he appears to all of us on the "outside?

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I'm here now. Feel free to send questions my way.

I have to imagine everyone involved is nervous right now. I imagine the feeling that they can't control the outcome has swept over and the only thing they have to hang on to is their voluntary cooperation with the NCAA and the source (Nevin Shapiro).

As for your Al Golden question, he is very impressive in person. Looks you in the eye when you answer questions. I think a lot of it has to do with his appearance actually. Having slicked back hair and being in shape adds credibility. He also rarely stutters and seems to know the questions before they're asked and has answers ready.

Justin Antweil

Orgeon, lol. You are sending your children to places full of scandals haha. I'm just joking. Lots of good Nike gear up in Eugene!

Justin Antweil

SlingBlade - no truth to the rumor of the penalty of the players being announced. This will be a long process and it will be a risk to see what Al Golden and his staff do. I think that's why the depth chart is taking longer to publish because lots of pieces to put in place.

86Cane

Chris/Justin: Let's talk UM hoops for a minute. First Reggie Johnson goes down to a knee injury and now Julian Gamble tears an ACL. How much bad luck can the UM basketball team take?

Justin Antweil

I'm interested to who the other 2 players are of the 15. We know it's the 12 football players and DeQuan Jones. I wouldn't be surprised if Durand Scott is one of them. Scott's high school coach from Rice High in the Harlem, NY was Moe Hicks. Hicks was clubbing with Fernandez in South Beach with Shapiro's money. It's an interesting thing to keep an eye. Basketball team is already without Reg for half year and Gamble for entire year. That's just my humble opinion.

mi@mic@ne

With all the complaints about the NCAA and their investigative threats is there any way that people outside of the college world be a part of changing what seems to be out of control authority? A lot of good players lives have been destroyed by breaking a rule that seems to be miniscule compared to the punishment. Good Coaches have been forced to resign etc.

86Cane

Chris/ Justin: Let's talk Canes baseball! Mercante is OUT and DiMare is back IN as a coach to help Morris with recruiting and coaching. Will that make any difference at all in the team's performance on the field of play in 2012?

Vishnu Parasuraman

Hi, Vishnu Parasuraman here from the allabouttheu.wordpress.com. Just so you guys know, we kicked it up a notch and are doing a lot more frequent articles. Follow me on Twitter @vrp2003 cause I tweet out when we update. If you haven't read JT Thomson's piece that we put up last night, you should. Just giving a brief plug before I ask a question (don't blame, Tom said I could...lol).

I want to shift gears and ask you a nostalgic question. You guys traveled all over the country with 'Canes' teams. What is your strangest experience and what is your best experience on a road trip?

ChrisWittyngham

From TLuv

Justin-what are your thoughts on how the national media has covered the scandal?

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I'm stealing this question because I wanted to hit on this. I think the opinions from guys like Pat Forde and Buzz Bissinger are reasonable to be upset about. Those OPINIONS backed by no information and a lack of perspective are fine to be upset about.

But to get upset at Yahoo, who did an investigation, wrote a high-level high-interest well-done story, promoted it as such, and got a huge reaction should not be blamed. If you want to poke holes in the story, there are some and there should be questions asked of anything, but to flatly deny its credibility is also lacking in perspective and only reveals an emotional desire to not want to believe the allegations. Don't blame them for the reaction to this

Justin Antweil

86Canes - At least USC Upstate isn't on the schedule. Before that was Miami's biggest marquee out of conference game because Haith was a baby and didn't challenge the team. The hoops team will struggle. They are learning a new system. Have no post play. I would start 5 guards. You have to hope Shane Larkin gets a medical waiver so he can play right away. If Larkin is eligible I'd start: Larkin, Malky, Scott, Brown, Trey McKinney. A very very small lineup

SlingBlade

how is coach larranaga handling all of this...we keep hearing how everyone feels so bad for golden..but a loss of scholarships can hurt a basketball team worse than it can a football team...and with the loss of johnson and gamble do you see Akpejiori and Kadji getting a ton of minutes or do you see larranaga playing the hand he is dealt and going with an uptempo version of small ball...?

Justin Antweil

MiamiCane - unfortuntely innocent players are going to have to bear the burden for others wrong actions. It's the only way it works. I don't see the system changing and I'm extremely against paying student athletes. Having an education, housing, athletic gear, meals and the chance to represent your university on the playing field is enough.

SlingBlade

justin dont answer my questions before i ask them please...its creepy...lol

ChrisWittyngham

Chris/Justin: Let's talk UM hoops for a minute. First Reggie Johnson goes down to a knee injury and now Julian Gamble tears an ACL. How much bad luck can the UM basketball team take?

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It is an unreasonable amount of bad luck. I don't know how these injuries happened and I'd like to talk to Julian gamble about them who I see around campus on crutches, but I wouldn't be surprised if a step up in the conditioning program under larranaga revealed more injuries. The "Scramble" defense requires good conditioning and maybe the players' bodies aren't ready for it. It is unfortunate that both centers are injured, not like it was split and to different positions

TLuv

What are your thoughts on giving (all) athletes a monthly stipend and do you think it would help the NCAA?

86Cane

Lamar Miller, Mike James, Eduardo Clements.

OK, that's not a question, but here it is:

How many yards will the Canes rush for and who will lead the team in rushing yards this season?

ChrisWittyngham

From mi@mic@ne

With all the complaints about the NCAA and their investigative threats is there any way that people outside of the college world be a part of changing what seems to be out of control authority? A lot of good players lives have been destroyed by breaking a rule that seems to be miniscule compared to the punishment. Good Coaches have been forced to resign etc.

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UM didn't get put on probation in 1995 for what Uncle Luke was doing, they were put on probation because of pell grant fraud. A lot of the "crimes" don't matter to the NCAA.

mi@mic@ne

Do students who perform in the Arts get paid from the proceeds? Do any of the performers on the stage get paid?

Justin Antweil

As for Canes Baseball, that's what I'm talking about baby! My favorite sport at The U. Let me tell you all something. This team will have the best pitching staff in the country. Radziewski, Whaley, EJ and Ewing will all be stronger and a year older and have the experience. Eric Erickson is indeed returning this year and will be a lethal left handed arm. Erickson is 23-6 in his career at UM with an ERA a shade over 3.00. He's a bulldog and a winner. He got a 6th year of eligibilty from the NCAA. I talked to him and he told me he's healthier than ever. His arm is fully rested. Plus Miami got Andy Suarez, a 9th round left handed pitcher selected by the Blue Jays, to come to UM instead of go to the pros. Suarez has nasty stuff. He's the highest drafted player to come to the U since Jemile Weeks in 2005 when he was drafted in the 8th round by the Brewers. 6 legit pitchers!!!

TLuv

Ok I see you already answered my question

Ohio_Cane

Chris/Justin - Knowing Golden as much as U do, what do U think about the possibility of him leaving the U, if we're dealt very stiff penalties. I, for one, think him leaving would be a travesty, as I believe wholeheartedly he's the man for the job and the future of UM football

ChrisWittyngham

Hi, Vishnu Parasuraman here from the allabouttheu.wordpress.com. Just so you guys know, we kicked it up a notch and are doing a lot more frequent articles. Follow me on Twitter @vrp2003 cause I tweet out when we update. If you haven't read JT Thomson's piece that we put up last night, you should. Just giving a brief plug before I ask a question (don't blame, Tom said I could...lol).

I want to shift gears and ask you a nostalgic question. You guys traveled all over the country with 'Canes' teams. What is your strangest experience and what is your best experience on a road trip?

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Have not had the fortune of traveling with the team yet. That's Justin's domain. Also, congrats on the site. I imagine you've gotten a lot of hits with your hole-poking article. Good stuff in there. Not enough to ruin the credibility of the article, but nonetheless a good job of simply asking questions. Will try to have Charles Robinson of Yahoo! on the Ibis Sports Weekly premiere tomorrow night

86Cane

Vishnu...welcome to The Space!

Post here, post often.

TLuv

Great baseball info

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