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May 28, 2012

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Ohio_Cane

New Rivals 100 ranking out.

This from the PBP:

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/highschoolbuzz/2012/05/29/kelvin-taylor-makes-rivals-latest-top-100-rankings/

Posted by: CEO | May 29, 2012 at 01:03 PM
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Let me guess, a few Bama, OSU, LSU, USC commits all jumped into the Top 100 and a few Canes commits dropped out?

CEO

FROM THE ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION:

Florida State is already gone. Not true. Not even close. This whole kerfuffle resulted from Andy Haggard telling Warchant.com that the Board of Trustees “would be in favor of seeing what the Big 12 has to offer.” But ESPN obtained a memo written by FSU president Eric Barron that outlined the pros and cons of such a move, and the cons outnumbered the pros 7-4. Not least: “The faculty are adamantly opposed to joining a league that is academically weaker.”

The Big 12 needs Florida State more than FSU needs the Big 12. Even after adding West Virginia and TCU, the Big 12 is up to only 10 members. Any school considering Big 12 relocation must grasp that the Big 12 exists to prop up Texas. From Barron’s memo: “Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas A&M left the Big 12 at least in part because the Big 12 is not an equal-share conference. Texas has considerably more resource avenues and gains a larger share (and I say this as a former dean of the University of Texas at Austin).”

Six

pre83 - I want to learn more about college hockey, we had the Frozen Four here in Tampa this year and there are a couple of players on the Lightning that played in the Frozen Four while in college

Marty St. Louis & Ryan Shannon


It's just not that much of a main stream type college sport down here - some of the schools have it as a club sport - but I wish it was a main stream sport ... same with lacrosse, wish it was bigger down here, I love watching it

CEO

Ohio..I think it is Michigan (6), USC (5)and Bama (5) at the top of the Rivals 100 list. OSU has four in the top 100. Not sure about UM yet?

Ohio_Cane

Ohio..I think it is Michigan (6), USC (5)and Bama (5) at the top of the Rivals 100 list. OSU has four in the top 100. Not sure about UM yet?

Posted by: CEO | May 29, 2012 at 01:23 PM
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Sounds about right...

UMike

The new Rivals100 doesnt have a single Cane..but when its all said and done it will

Six

roachcane77 - that wasn't supposed to be a negative post directed at you brah, don't want it to come off that way

If the Canes win and head to Baton Rouge, that'll be a tough house to play in up there


Here's something on Stanford - I'm always interested in them and also Rice .. b/c they're similar to Miami in what they have to deal with

http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/2012/05/stanford-learns-its-path-college-world-series

myndraize

Maybe i'm thinking too much into it,but it sure seems like these recruiting sites love dropping miami recruits or the ones they think will sign with miami.Nationally it has been extreme predjudice against the university and outright hatred for the city.It doesn't matter if its alabama-lsu-oklahoma-usc- whom ever when THE U is back on top they know the championship comes through Coral Gables.

myndraize

Why are the dolphins doing hardknocks?

LB

It doesn't surprise me. Miami usually nabs 1-2 five stars per year, though Golden doesn't care about that stuff. I don't see James and Perryman comparing stars while they're in the depths of Camp Swasey.

"5 Stars"
2012- Howard, Johnson
2011- Chickillo
2010- Henderson

I suppose if you're anal about it, Hargreaves & Thomas are the ones who seem to be buzzing around.

I'm not going to lose sleep if we don't get a 5 star; we've covered that ground a dozen different times. We've got Olsen, and he's the key to the class. Add in another TE and we're cookies.

Furthermore, did you see how Golden cleaned up in 2012? Sheesh.

CEO

mynd...I don't buy the conspiracy against Miami theory at Rivals. I do think their decisions are PARTLY based on what will make them $$$ and the teams with the most fans are gonna get the break in their favor.

The What

I know nothing of recruiting or how to evaluate players but I find it odd that players deemed in the top 100 can suddenly fall out or vice versa.

Maybe I'm understanding it wrong but when we compare the best players position by position in the nfl, nba, MLB, NHL, soccer, etc. there is never such fluid movement that a top 5 player at that position would suddenly fall so significantly (injuries being an exception). Usually when a player is good or bad they are consistent in their rank compared to their position peers. There are always exceptions and I could be wrong about this but even in the nfl or nba draft player movement usually stays pretty static with slight movements in terms of rank? Am I wrong about this? If not then why does it happen in high school football so often. I understand these guys are young, still growing, etc. but if you were top 100 and fall out I simply question the site and the evaluators making their judgements about these players.

pre83

pre83 - I want to learn more about college hockey, we had the Frozen Four here in Tampa this year and there are a couple of players on the Lightning that played in the Frozen Four while in college

Marty St. Louis & Ryan Shannon


It's just not that much of a main stream type college sport down here - some of the schools have it as a club sport - but I wish it was a main stream sport ... same with lacrosse, wish it was bigger down here, I love watching it

Posted by: Six | May 29, 2012 at 01:17 PM

Six: I really enjoy the game. However, I was in my prime younger yrs (7-12) when the Gophers were in the midst of a glory years ride coached by the one and only Herb Brooks with the 1980 Olympic team on the heels of that to boot. Seriously, it couldn't have been scripted better and of course, I did not know any better. That's the way it's always supposed to be, right? How I wish. It made it REAL easy to get hooked!

The thing is, I recently learned that I am in an area of the US (Minneapolis) where we are "fortunate" to have all of the Gopher games televised on the local Fox Sports network. I take for granted that I can watch the games every week and have the opportunity to watch a college game in a top notch arena played against top notch competition virtually every week. In short, it is easy to find games and a pleasure to watch. I imagine that most of the rest of the country isn't that way with college hockey. Hell, you can't even find more than three write ups a year on good ol' ESPN.com.

To be honest, it starts at an even lower level in high school as the State Tournament draws over 100,000 fans over a three day tournament year in and year out. And of course it is televised. As well, it has been that way all of my life, so again, for the most part, I take that for granted.

I REALLY wanted to see the Frozen Four in Tampa this year! Of course because the Gophers were in it, but also because I really could have used a vacation, but my father was seriously ill and it wasn't in the cards this go around.

RE lacrosse - I enjoy watching it as well. It is now catching on in our state as there are now high school teams/tournaments, but it has been only within the past four or so years that has grown substantially. MN does have a professional team, but I have yet to see them play. I look forward to seeing them next season. I wish it was around here when I was growing up!

pre83

Al Golden's "take" on the ACC-ESPN deal is spot on, and typical of how this guy can see the big picture. (Thanks for including that Soup.)

Sure, the ACC may not have the most "lucrative" deal out there, but the points Al makes about exposure, and showcasing our schools speaks volumes for this man's grasp of the situation.

He just continues to impress me...

Posted by: roachcane77 | May 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Roach: I was thinking the exact same when I read Al's comments!

Does it makes sense when you expect a surprise? I am looking forward to the 2012 season already!

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: CEO | May 28, 2012 at 09:14 PM"

The girlfriend wants to go to Disney World so it would have been a great excuse to escape that small world just a little earlier, but the selection committee did the right thing rewarding the much tougher schedule with the hosting site for the pool.

roachcane77

Six, no problem.

I didn't take your post in a negative way at all. You bring up some very good FACT BASED reasons why UCF's record "appears" so good.

But, I don't care who you're playing... 43-15 is not a bad record, and after all they DID "split" with the Canes... so I HOPE we aren't overlooking them. (Or Stony Brook for THAT matter.)

pre83... I just hope we can keep AG around for a few years and another program, (or the NFL), doesn't throw SO much dinero his way, he would be a fool NOT to leave. I am convinced he is the REAL DEAL, and I too am looking forward to the 2012 season.

(Just wish the NCAA would dish out the punishment and let us get on with our "future" already.) As Tom Petty would say, (or sing), "The way-ay-ting is the hardest part."

UMike

Man..I know we have talked about overdose deaths on this site..and how some of us have lost people...the so called "MiamiVampire" was a childhood friend and a sad example of what drugs can do to someone. Very sad story, was a good kid and drugs turned him into a monster and it cost him his life and maybe someone elses...sad

CEO

WURD ON DA SKREETZ IZ:

1. I know this as straight up fact, 2 Miami verbals have had their offers pulled by other schools. 1 had 3 zapped while the other had 2. Even if boiz wanted to make an official visit they wont be goin to those schools for a trip.

2. 1 things fans should always remember is that these recruitin sites have NOT seen boiz doin it on gametime when the lights are bright. They watch the same f n film fans can on the net. Rivals, scout, espn, other f nutz lookin for pocket aint knowin sh$#.

3. Ballah down here was gettin love for how great and dominate boi was durin a game. What they failed to know, is that boi went out with a few minutes left in 1st Q with a bum shoulder. So how the f they goin to say boi dominated when he played 2 1/2 series. Cause them f n fools werent at the game and boiz team still put up a shutout.

3. If a playah dont even ball in HS no more, them fool azz b!tches wont know. Sh$# throw some flip this boiz way and ill hook you up with everything you need or want to know bout the recruitin game lol.

CaneRock

### So why is the UM football team in so much better conditioned than last year, with 36 players bench-pressing 225 pounds 20 times, compared to 11 last year? “Last year, guys listened to Al Golden, but didn’t understand where he was coming from,” Eduardo Clements said. “Some of those guys have moved on. Some changed their” attitude.

The difference is the players who didn’t completely buy into Golden’s grueling program either left or “don’t want to go 6-6 again, so we’re more willing to do the work, instead of lagging,” Maurice Hagens said. As Brandon Linder put it: “Seeing the results last year, everyone knows what coach Golden says is real.”

Said Golden: “When people are saying we’re getting pushed around by K-State or Boston College or Virginia, we weren’t strong enough. You can make excuses, complain about it or fix it. Hopefully, we’re fixing it.”

##UM’s Jim Larranaga, recuperating from hip replacement, removed his team from the Orange Bowl Classic at BankAtlantic Center in order to play in a tournament in Hawaii in December.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/#storylink=cpy

SinisterCane

None of the coaches, that were here, none of the recruits who participated have had one thing happened to them

roachcane77

SinisterCane... ???

4-Real

Larranaga is old

TheWhat

I think golden wants 25 guys for this recruiting cycle. I don't blame him. The more he gets his guys the faster he turns this thing around.

TheWhat

I actually thought Oklahoma city was gonna win this series but looks like they are out matched. Ugh, not another San antonio team in the finals. And they will actually be tough to beat even if Miami gets bosh back.

CEO

REMEMBER THIS NAME:

Joe Fennell, South Fort Myers HS

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&c=1&nid=4739374

Willie Will in Nashville

CEO,

Looks like everybody already knows his name, everybody and their momma has offered him lol. I like his size

The Dude

Watching Duke film, reminding me alot of Tomlinson.

LB

"So why is the UM football team in so much better conditioned than last year, with 36 players bench-pressing 225 pounds 20 times, compared to 11 last year?"

That's over triple. Talk about a turnaround. I'd say that's worth a win or two.

CEO

Looks like everybody already knows his name, everybody and their momma has offered him lol. I like his size

Posted by: Willie Will in Nashville | May 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Da Skreetz sez he could be a potential Warren Sapp or Russell Maryland. Can play OL or DT.

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Recruiting Update: 2014 TE Tyler Luatua, 6'3'' and 215 lbs, is being recruited by Miami, and is reporting an offer. 20+ offers. #WestCoast

Video Highlights of UM Target 2014 TE Tyler Luatua: http://ow.ly/beZhl

orange 'n green in the vein

How hard is this to do; take the top four BCS ranked teams each year and play 1/2, 3/4 two BCS bowls then play the winners in a third BCS bowl? Stop with this got to pay homage to slow Big 10 champs who can't count to 12 and pac 12 champs who can't tackle to save their life. Four best teams play each other, two survive to play for a title, go back and look at every BCS year and you'll see this solves all the problems with berth controversies, except for the f'ing Porter flag, but that's a gripe for another time.

10 and a half hours until the King's bandwagons blows a wheel on the Jersey turnpike, can't wait.

CGNC

Pre - yes it is a club. And apparently doing well.

http://miami.247sports.com/Article/Miami-Hockey-Program-on-the-Rise-62988

CGNC

Pre- short doc on the hockey team

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=vUrMkdiJ-mw

CGNC

Oh and major stick-tap to the logo of Sebastian on skates with a hockey stick - that is bad -a##!

Ohio_Cane

A couple recruiting updates:

OL Alex Gall (Cincinnati, OH) will be visiting UM next month.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/michigan/football/recruiting/player-Alex-Gall-129874?colleges=show

Nation's top ILB, Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, GA) considering Canes.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/michigan/football/recruiting/player-Trey-Johnson-120894;_ylt=AsSScIFvMvt94Om.P55loDtrspB4

Ohio_Cane

Papa Cane - Recruiting Update: 2013 RB Chris Carson, 6'1'' and 190 lbs, has been offered by Miami. From Parkview HS, CA. Video: http://ow.ly/bfqV7

Ohio_Cane

^^^Parkview HS, GA, not CA**

Ohio_Cane

Canes have 4 commits in Rivals 250, 0 in the top 100.

QB Kevin Olsen #145
RB Alex Collins #185
TE Standish Dobard #220
ATH Jayron Kearse #228

I won't even go into the OSU's, the USC's, the Bama's, cuz U already know they have way more. Coincidence? I think not.

CEO

RUNNING WILD IN DA SKREETZ:

1. This boi bout to address the coachin and wantin to drop the ax on some. At some point Miami fans gotz to step back and put eyez right on the ballahs. Boiz gotz to get through their f n domes that its a special honor to wear the U. There is a an f n legacy here like no other school can dream of matchin.

2. These ballahs are ok with a loss, figurin they will get at it next week. I dont give an f what name you got on your back, it needs to be about the U on that uniform. Aint no sore losers anymore at Miami. I dont give a f what sport it is, baseball you throw a ball right at boiz ribs and go brawl mode. Football, late hit some f azz and tell that boi at it. 15 yard penalty, big f n deal, they now know boiz will do anything to win. Basketball, knock a b!tch into the 3rd row and be upset you didnt bust him to the 5th row.

3. Miami has been ballin in soft mode for way to f n long. Punchin someone in the apple bag is just wrong but at least Regis got sick and tired of bein chopped he snapped on fool. Could of done it alot better, like elbowin fool in the throat while in that pile. In a pile its all on except the apple bag.

4. Coachin can take you only so far but when you a kid in your heart it dont matter what a coach does. All this boi ever hears is how everyone hates on Miami, well its time to get back to bringin the f you attitude back.

5. 1st practice fight will involve Bunche. 1st 15 yard penalty of season is on Bunche. 1st ballah in practice that catches lip spit from Art cause boi jacked someone on their azz 5 minutes into it, yah also Bunche lol. Most likely ballah to go Hanibel mode on someones face just cause he can, yah that boi Bunche lol.

UMike

Nation's top ILB, Trey Johnson (Lawrenceville, GA) considering Canes.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/michigan/football/recruiting/player-Trey-Johnson-120894;_ylt=AsSScIFvMvt94Om.P55loDtrspB4

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | May 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM

They should write "he is considering a free trip to south beach"

Willie Will in Nashville

Da Skreetz sez he could be a potential Warren Sapp or Russell Maryland. Can play OL or DT.

Posted by: CEO | May 30, 2012 at 08:35 AM

I'll take that, just hope he doesn't have the Warren Sapp off the field personality lol

CEO

OFF TOPIC WARNING:

This is an interesting map of the most and least "Christian" States. I wonder how it might affect the upcoming election, if any?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/29/most-and-least-christian-states_n_1547045.html?ref=religion&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-sb-bb%7Cdl15%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D165333#s=1024045

Ohio_Cane

*OFF TOPIC*

Niklas Lidstrom will be announcing his retirement from the NHL tomorrow at an 11 am press conference. Sad day. One of the best ever.

Ohio_Cane

Sean Spence Signs Contract With Steelers http://bit.ly/KdDRbW

WGT22

Anyone going to take in a little College Playoff Baseball this weekend at the Coral Gables NCAA Baseball Tournament as the Miami Hurricanes host the University of Central Florida, Missouri State and Stony Brook ? Should be quite a competitive tourney but I was really interested in the # 4 Seed Stony Brook... Who are these New Yorker types ? So I did a some research and jotted down this lil scouting report ... A Guido Cinderella Story in the making perhaps ?

btw... I just hammer out words ... Not much of an editor, written as I would speak like the C+ English student I was...

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WHO, WHERE n WHAT ARE STONY BROOK SEAWOLVES MIAMI FANS ASK ?

Jim Morris and his # 21 ranked Miami Hurricane Baseball bunch better not just brush off this Stony Brook Baseball squad in the opening game of the Coral Gables Baseball Regional Friday Night. The Seawolves of Stony Brook are the America East Conference Champions. America Eastern you ask ? Yes, the American East Conference is Division-1. Fielding teams from Colleges and Universities like Albany, Boston U. Hartford, New Hampshire, Binghampton, Vermont and Maine. Sounds like a hotbed for Hockey Champions right? Certainly not baseball. Well, this Stony Brook team is making a quite name for itself and it's Conference on the Diamond rather than on frozen water. They currently lead the entire Nation and have the # 1 winning percentage in College D-1 Baseball in the Country at a clip of .807 % and 46-11 record. They hit nearly .340% as a team. They are one of the Top fielding teams in the Country @ .980% and combine that with a stellar team pitching ERA of under 3.00. at 2.87. Of their 11 losses, 6 were by one run in games where each team scored under 5 runs. Another 3 losses by just 2 runs. And 10 of their overall 11 losses were by an total of just 15 runs. They have at least 3 MLB prospects in this years draft including Baseball America's # 1 Prospect and American East Player of the Year 6-3/200lb. Bts.-L / Thr.-R All-American and Golden Spikes award finalist Travis Jankowski. This kid's a spray hitting STUD machine, batting .411, with 77 career steals and 86 RBI in just 3 years... Their Big Stick is 6-2/220 3B William Carmona hitting .380 with 10 HR's and 60 RBI this year... The other 6 comprised Starters and DH all hit between .300-.350... On the mound they boast 2 solid starters plus a true stopper that all received various Conference and National honors as well. The Canes will likely face the Seawolves and America East's Conference Pitcher of the year Righthander Tyler Johnson. 9-1 in 12 starts, 1.76 ERA, 40 k's, 76 innings pitched with only *1 HR* allowed all season. At 6ft./180 he's in the same mold as a Tim Hudson. Good arm, but not just a thrower. A true Pitcher in that he works locations, changes speeds with movement basically letting hitters get themselves out rather than just trying to blow it by batters. But he can be upper 80's-low90's sneaky fast. His go to out pitches are heavy sinkers and change-ups with great location being the key to his success. No doubt Patience, fouling of pitches and a good 2-strike approach to up Johnson's pitch count is what I'm sure Canes Hitting instructor Gino DiMare will be Preaching and imbedding these next few days into his Miami batters minds... RHP Brandon McNitt is the #2 starter. Another smaller but hard thrower at 5-10/180. 14 starts, 8-2, 87 innings 55 k's with a 2.26 ERA and also only *1 HR* allowed all season... The end of games for the Seawolves is when the ball is handed over to 6-2/205 Righty Frankie Vanderka. He boasts solid numbers with a 1-2 record, 5 saves, 2.22 ERA, 39 k's in 48 inngs. with a paltry .181 against B.A. against him.

Now I know there are some of "U" Cane fans out there that will scoff, roll "Ur" eyes and say "Stony Brook" ? Who are they ? Puuuuleeease... Well let me tell you. They are not a bunch of Upper Long Islander stick ball playing scrubs. They were a lot closer to being a solid 3 National Seed than a lower 4 and the high 4 seed that they are now. They are the little team that can ?, could ?, might ?, maybe ?, will ? A "small D-1" but DAMN good Baseball program from the N.E. Shore of Upper Long Island. Which brings me to hearing that Miami Head Coach Jim Morris might opt to move # 1 LHP Ace Eric Erickson (I'd like him matched against Lefty Jankowski) down a day and start #2 Starter RHP Steven Ewing for Game 1 against these unknown Seawolves. I just don't like it. If Miami had the overall pitching depth like they did in the early 2000's days, then ok. But this Miami team needs to start this Tournament off like they're already having to play with 1 loss, they're backs are against the wall and not look ahead. They MUST Win this first game. To even take a chance on having to come from the losers bracket and have to essentially play maybe 2 more games than the team on the Winners side will spell their doom. They simply just DO NOT have the Quality Pitching depth period. UCF and Mizzou. St. are very good and deep teams. But I guarantee the sleeper of this entire 64 team field could very well be Stony Brook, and that is a consensus opinion from many, many baseball people I've spoken with lately from around the Country. There were lots of thoughts that they very well could have been a solid # 3 seed and placed closer to home in an Atlantic or North East Regional. But ironically enough, the Snowbird New Yorkers were sent South to Miami. Hhhmmmmmm ... Thus is why many are now calling The Coral Gables Regional not just one of the most underrated Regionals but one of, if not the toughest "get through" outta all 16 Regional sites to make it next round to a Super Regional...

So please College Baseball fans of the Magic City of Miami and City Beautiful of Coral Gables, do yourselves a favor and DO NOT take this opening game with lil ol Stony Brook lightly... Get out to the games early and in numbers this entire weekend. Let's make "The Light" what it recently once was and can be again... The Riviera and Mecca of College Baseball.

Wanna know a little about Stony Brook ? Here you go.

http://www.goseawolves.org/sports/m-basebl/ston-m-basebl-body.html

UMike

I got retweeted by billy corben...does that mean im famous? lol

CaneRock

This SOB had to be on some serious angel dust, DAMN!:

Rudy Eugene walked naked alongside the MacArthur Causeway before pouncing on a homeless man he found dozing in the shade of the elevated Metromover train tracks.
For almost 18 grisly minutes, Eugene savaged his victim, punching him and stripping the man’s pants before gnawing off the homeless man’s face — all as cars and cyclists rolled by on the busy causeway on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

The new details of the horrific attack were captured in additional video footage taken by security cameras at the nearby Miami Herald building.

At least five passersby, including a Road Ranger from the Florida Department of Transportation, called police to report what they saw of the macabre scene. Three bicyclists pedaled by the two bloody men in the minutes before the arrival of Miami police officer Jose Rivera, who shot and killed Eugene to end the attack, the new footage shows. The shooting itself was obstructed in the video, and the officer appeared to shoot Eugene within a minute of arriving.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/29/2822971/new-video-shows-more-grisly-detail.html#storylink=cpy

CEO

I got retweeted by billy corben...does that mean im famous? lol

Posted by: UMike | May 30, 2012 at 05:20 PM

YUP, but that's deducted from part of your designated 15 minutes of fame. How many U got left?

CEO

CaneRock...as tempted as I am to watch, I am NOT going to click on the video link. I don't want that image floating around in my mind. INSANE.

CEO

WGT22...that was an awesome post! I may use it as a front page article on Friday.

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