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May 15, 2012

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Pre83

This article is Exhibit A for what is wrong with big time college football.

What is even more incredible is the way that no matter how obvious or well known, the most high ranking men will deny what is so blantantly obvious to most people.

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ncaaf--big-ten-surrenders-fight-for-on-campus-playoff-games-for-wrong-reasons.html;_ylt=Akt7XYwXhq9Fsfnwixsq27s5nYcB

Pre83

I know I haven't posted in quite some time, but my father passed away last week after a six month battle with cancer (lymphoma) and I have not had the time nor sadly the desire.

I have a great Canes related memory with my father as he took me to see my first Canes game after being a fan for just a year. We flew to Chicago from Minneapolis and then drove to South Bend to see Kosar lead the Canes over the Fighting Irish in Jimmy Johnson's first season.

Until the Canes last played the Gators, that was the only time I had ever seen the Canes play in person.

TheWhat

Umike you already got tickets to the GT game?

TheWhat

Pre83 sorry to hear about your father. May he rest in peace and may you find joy in your memories of him.

In all sports and dare I say in all professions there are few as corrupt as the men that run college football. it's not that they make money off of football, it's that they make money off the backs of college kids who mostly come from lower middle class to poor families and refuse to compensate them in the least bit. They make money off their natural gifts, they make money off their jerseys, off their image, off their sweat and hard work and in their greed refuse to return any of that money back to them.
Why not give them a share after they leave school. Money from jersey sales, video game sales, tv deals, etc. They hide behind the veil of amateur sports yet get paid like they run NFL Lite. And if you are caught breaking their rules watch out cause they will come at you like a lioness protecting her cubs.
Why they refuse to have the top seeded teams play home games for the playoff scenario is beyond me. Why force the fan base to travel. Reward the fan base of the top seeded team.

raizecane

Pre83 - My condolences go out to you and your family. I lost my father in February to the same disease so I know what you are going thru all too well.

LB

Warmest wishes, Pre83.

CGNC

Pre - sorry to hear that

j.w.

Pre, very sorry to hear that.

Hassan

Welcome to the U

sasser80

Welcome to the U
Kevin Olsen

sasser80

Nice Pick-up, Hopefully this gets the ball rolling!

j.w.

Awesome news about Olsen!

j.w.

I apologize if i just missed a post about this, but Canes baseball beat Ga. Tech last night 5-4. Women's tennis beat UNC to advance to the Elite 8, and play FU on Sat.

CEO

Just got back from Oviedo. What did I miss?

Olsen was a UM lock for a while now. I guess today he made it official?

CEO

JW...thanks for the update on baseball and tennis. I did not see that mentioned here.

UM beats TWO ACC teams yesterday in TWO sports? That makes ir a good day, a VERY GOOD day!

CEO

Raize...I may be able to give U my 2 tickets to the BCC game as I prolly will not go. I'll email U.

Old Skool

Good to know there's life after Oviedo

LB

Papa states on Twitter that Olsen's commitment will start a snowball effect.

Here's hoping... :)

raizecane

Raize...I may be able to give U my 2 tickets to the BCC game as I prolly will not go. I'll email U.

Posted by: CEO | May 18, 2012 at 02:05 PM

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I'll keep an eye out....thanks

Fran

My youngest son kicked field goals for Ovido Lions a few years ago. It was fun for the rest of the family to watch the baby of the family do his thing.
Fran I am 3 weeks into rehabing my first partial knee replacement. So far exceeding the targets the PT girls set for me.

CEO

Papa states on Twitter that Olsen's commitment will start a snowball effect.

Posted by: LB | May 18, 2012 at 05:07 PM

And what did I email about Olsen the other day? LOL

CEO

Pre83...sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace during this difficult time.

Fran...good to see U giving the PT nurses hell. Keep up the good work my man and tell Jean we all said HI!

CaneRock

UM lands big-time quarterback: Yeremiah Bells signs with Jets

UM landed a key verbal commitment for the 2013 class, when Wayne Hills (N.J.) High quarterback Kevin Olsen called Al Golden Friday morning and told him he is going to Miami.

Olsen is the brother of Carolina Panthers and former UM tight end Greg Olsen.

"Kevin always felt very strong about Miami," said his father and high school coach, Chris Olsen. "He had some good choices. Last week or two, he indicated to my wife and me that he wanted to go to Miami. My wife and I said, 'Let's make sure.' On Wednesday night, he wanted to call coach Golden. I wanted him to make sure [and take another day]."

Chris Olsen said Kevin "bought into Miami getting back to being Miami. He built up a great relationship with Jedd Fisch. We've had a good relationship with Al. The offense that Jedd is running fits Kevin. Jedd's background with the NFL is a plus with the quarterback position. They have a beautiful campus, outstanding academic school. All those things factored in. Greg was happy to hear" of his brother's commitment but never put any pressure on his brother.

Chris Olsen also said Al Golden was happy to hear the news, and he does not expect UM to sign another quarterback in the 2013 class. Though his oral commitment is non-binding, Chris Olsen said his son will DEFINITELY go to UM...

Read MORE from the article here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2012/05/um-lands-big-time-quarterback.html#storylink=cpy

Jack

Did you read Kevin Olsen's comments about Uf, AWESOME!!!!

Sota cane

Where u read that at jack?

TJL

I think I found what Olsen said about uf-welcome to the rivalry!! lol:

When asked if his brother, NFL star tight end and Miami alumn Greg Olsen, influenced his decision, Kevin categorically stated "I evaluated each school on its own merits. An offer from a big football school like Florida might seem tempting, but when you look at the whole picture, there's no comparison. The U is academically superior. It is in a diverse international city with culture, excitement, corporations and many other things. The campus, well there's no comparison, from the smaller more personalized classes, to the tradition and cachet of the U, it's all there. It really is a family. I suppose if you are planning done future in a rural career, farming, sharecropping, or maybe the mobile home industry that you could go there"

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2012/05/um-gets-qb-commitment.html#storylink=cpy

4-Real

WAKE THE HELL UP!!!!

HawaiiCane

Congrats to Kevin Olsen! So has anyone checked Rivals? I'm thinking he should drop to about the 30th best QB and 3*... LOL!

TonyCane

No kidding. Kevin Olsen's star rating is about to fall more quickly John Carter's week over week box office gross.

UMike

You know whats funny...everyone knows that the star system is rated by the amount/quality of the offers a player has...but it looks like that don't count if a player commits to Miami early lol..Keith Bryant has 29 offers according to Rivals and those include Miami, Auburn, Florida,, FSU, UGA, LSU, OSU, Oklahoma, USC and more. If he was not committed, he would be a 4-star.

4-Real

Kevin Olson WAS rated the # 4 qb on scout earlier this year. Once it became clear that he was all but a Cane lock he fell to # 7

j.w.

canes baseball with an 8-6 victory at Ga. Tech. 34-18 overall. With a good showing in the ACC tourney hopefully we can avoid another trip to gainesville for a regional.

CEO

Three of the top 11 first round NFL draft picks in the past 10 years at TE are from UM:

1. Vernon Davis, 49ers (No. 6, 2006)
2. Dallas Clark, Colts (No. 24, 2003)
3. Heath Miller, Steelers (No. 30, 2005)
4. Kellen Winslow, Browns (No. 6. 2004)
5. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions (No. 20, 2009)
6. Jeremy Shockey, Giants (No. 14, 2002)
7. Dustin Keller, Jets (No. 30, 2008)
8. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars (No. 28, 2006)
9. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals (No. 21, 2010)
10. Daniel Graham, Patriots (No. 21, 2002)
11. Greg Olsen, Bears (No. 31, 2007)

CEO

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