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December 17, 2012

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Mcginns ale house

Ogv----
Cheap shot > to speak about someone or something negatively
under the guise of giving a unrelated third party praise or a compliment.

Ohio_Cane

Matt Hayes - 1st and 10: They keep calling, Al Golden keeps saying no. If Canes can get through NCAA mess, Golden will win big. http://bit.ly/WoHEpm

86Cane

NEW BLOG IS UP!

86Cane

LB...sandlands cousins sister is friends with someones sister that i dated and her babysitter said it was a lock.. Now thats insider info lol

Posted by: UMike | December 19, 2012 at 09:03 AM

LMAO!

LB

"LB...sandlands cousins sister is friends with someones sister that i dated and her babysitter said it was a lock.. Now thats insider info lol"

Nice! Actually, my friend's next door neighbor's cat said that Robert Nkemdiche had a "come to Jesus" moment last night with the Ray Lewis commercial where he mounts a raven and that big boy blows up a planet in space.

Therefore, he's committing to UM on NSD.

Ohio_Cane

LB...sandlands cousins sister is friends with someones sister that i dated and her babysitter said it was a lock.. Now thats insider info lol

Posted by: UMike | December 19, 2012 at 09:03 AM
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LOL, nice UMike!!

I almost just wrote that down, but I figured, "Nah, I'll just carve that kinda insider info into the piece of stone I've got laying around!" ;-)

UMike

LB...sandlands cousins sister is friends with someones sister that i dated and her babysitter said it was a lock.. Now thats insider info lol

LB

Quotes from Bryant from Canesinsight:

“It’s not really different at all. As a matter of fact, I de-committed from a school that I’m like .1% unsure about. I’m feeling Miami, but I want to make sure it’s 100% what I wanna do.”

“I’m a baller and I’m gonna ball.”

LB

Let's wait for the announcement. This recruiting season is way too nutty to pin down.

At this point, Foster to UM wouldn't surprise me at all.

Also, ladies and gents... use common sense when it comes to recruits and associations. Don't screw your team and don't screw the Space.

Cheers.

UMike

Sandland will be a Cane today

BigWindyCane1

The NCAA has hurt both UM and the ACC. I am sure that they both want to put this behind them so UM can recruit and continue to build under Golden.

UM can restore the ACC football to its BCS championship level it has enjoyed in the past. with the sanctions behind him, Golden has a legitimate shot at a great recruiting class and an ACC champtionship next year.

Speaking of potential ACC Champtionships, Congrats to the Canes BB team once again for looking good in a win against a decent team.

orange 'n green in the vein

Posted by: Mcginns ale house | December 19, 2012 at 02:07 AM

Actually they do. His name's Jim Larranaga and he's a pimp when it comes to getting defensive efforts out of his team on par with Leonard Hamilton.

You can't cheap shot a bottom of the barrel performance anyway. All criticisms are justified.

Montreal-Cane

I am very confident that there won't be another bowl ban...UM has done more to punish itself than they needed...Bowl bans...ACC ship...Suspensions...Plus the NCAA needs to consider that due to their very lenghty investigation they have hurt Miami very very much. UM is left in the dark and only the innoncents are paying for this. The NCAA will have to go after the real guilty people who are now at other schools or elsewhere.

Montreal-Cane


Keith Bryant says the NCAA issues with Miami does not worry him. It shouldn't.

Montreal-Cane

WEDNESDAY BUZZ COLUMN New from NCAA investigation from Barry Jackson

Faced with arm-twisting, at least three former Hurricanes football players recently spoke to the NCAA, which has been threatening ex-UM players in an attempt to pursuade them to be interviewed.
So what was that experience like?

An attorney who was on the conference call when his client was interviewed by the NCAA gave us a detailed account of the 20-minute conversation. The former NFL player played at UM several years ago.

The interview was basically a fishing expedition, said the attorney, who asked that his name and client not be identified. They kept asking the same questions over and over. Did you know Nevin Shapiro or [his former agent partner] Michael Huyghue? He said no.

Then they asked, ‘Did you go to any clubs with Nevin? Did you see Nevin on the sideline during games? Who was he with? Did you receive benefits from agents?’ They couldn’t cite any specific incident, so they asked very general questions.

After 20 minutes, [the former player] said, ‘Bro, you keep asking the same questions over and over. I don’t know anything. He talked to the NCAA only because he was adamant about clearing his name.

On that call were UM outside council Mike Glazier and three NCAA officials, including assistant director of enforcement Molly Richman, who threatened numerous Hurricanes players in a November letter that stated the NCAA would believe Shapiro’s allegations against them if they did not agree to be interviewed. That letter, which I obtained, was printed on this blog last month.
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Three former Hurricanes football players recently spoke to the NCAA...
When was that exactly Barry? And if it was recent like you said can we presume that the final report on allegations is far from being done so that we won't hear from the NCAA before NSD???


Mcginns ale house

Wow nice to see the great basketball support. Even if it is only to take cheap shots at the football team.let them lose a couple games and are fan base
will go into the hurricane" fan as usual fire the coach mode." It's a good thing the basketball team does not have a d cor. to wine about.

orange 'n green in the vein

Eichorst hired Larranaga WWIN.

CaneRock

Fun fact... I competed against, & trained often with, (at MDJC-N), Kurt Thomas, when I was a gymnast at Miami Norland 40 years ago.
Kid was UNBELIEVABLE, (even in high school.) He had absolutely no fear. Wow, haven't heard THAT name in awhile... time flies...

Posted by: roachcane77 | December 18, 2012 at 08:30 PM

NICE!

With football being so big now, you would've never known that gymnastics was big back in the day.

Thanks.

WWIN

Mike,

Maybe we made a trade. Nah change that, I HOPE we made a trade since we giving up Johnson

WWIN

When we first hired coach L I said it was a GREAT hire, he knows his D. Say what you want about Kirby but he made some good hires before he left

Terrance Sullivan

So proud of our Canes bball teams I get down to the BUC to see a couple of both men and women teams. I think it's great to have multiple Canes teams doing well. Go Canes.

Montreal-Cane

No problem Bro!

86Cane

Monty...thanks for the score updates.

I will going to three of four games this year at the BUC and of course on the road to Tallahassee to see our Canes take on da Noles. We ain't scurred.

GO CANES!!!

CoCane

Who would've thought there would be a time when the canes hoops team would look better than the football & baseball teams? (shruggs)

Montreal-Cane

Canes will travel to Hawaii next for the 8 team Diamond Head Classic. First game Sunday at 12:30 AM vs. Hawaii

Montreal-Cane

If you have a chance go support Our BB team it's fun to watch.

Montreal-Cane

Final Men Basketball your

Miami Hurricanes 72 UCF 50

UMike

Johnson just got am offer from ASU...hmmm

Dude on a Pale Horse

Just watched Sandland's highlights. That kid is a beast. Tall with long and fast stride, blocks like a freak. Could be a game changer on play action with Duke Johnson back there.

LB

Kevin Olsen!

orange 'n green in the vein

Monty, Reggie will obviously get the cursory chance to prove he can't play in the NBA with the size he brings to a roster he's on, but for my money, I think Larkin might be the best player on this team. He can create his own shot or do the same for his teammates, attacks the rim going left or right and can finish with both hands, has HOF bloodlines and won't be a defensive liability.

Reggie, to me, reminds me too much of Robert Traylor and not enough of Glenn Davis sometimes to think he can be great at the next level, but Shane can be good there I'm pretty sure.

CoCane

The hoops team is balanced on offense & they play suffocating DEFENSE. If only the football team... Aw fukk it, never mind.

Montreal-Cane

We may have an elite team this year...we will see.

86Cane

Then, you look at that experienced offensive line, Morris (and Williams and the others backing him up) and a long list of talented WRs...

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | December 18, 2012 at 07:50 PM

Gray Crow!

Montreal-Cane

Miami 37 UCF 21 at the half

Montreal-Cane

OGV Larkin is just great!

roachcane77

Wow, I didn't know Kurt Thomas was a Rocket:

Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956 in Miami, Florida) is an American Olympic gymnast.
Posted by: CaneRock | December 18, 2012 at 12:00 PM


Fun fact... I competed against, & trained often with, (at MDJC-N), Kurt Thomas, when I was a gymnast at Miami Norland 40 years ago.
Kid was UNBELIEVABLE, (even in high school.) He had absolutely no fear. Wow, haven't heard THAT name in awhile... time flies...

orange 'n green in the vein

Larranaga be pimping again.

No red flags with this guy, unlike his football counterpart in Coral Gables.

Montreal-Cane

Great start for the Hurricanes.

Our green uni is so ugly.

But we have a very good team fun to watch.

Montreal-Cane

Canes vs UCF live online

http://www.thefirstrow.eu/watch/159500/1/watch-miami-fl-vs-ucf.html

CoCane

I know most won't agree with me but I think he's as good as Duke was in high school. He's just as quick, just as fast, runs just as hard & has the vision. The only difference is Alex is bigger but Duke has a better stiff arm. Jmo

Terrance Sullivan

Let's go Canes beat UCF.

BigWindyCane1

Collins is very good and has a lot of upside. I agree he is the best out of Broward. Of the players I have seen live in HS, I agree he is better than of most of them. But for me, Duke was the best HS RB I have seen since Gore.

If Collins is willing to come to UM, then I see the Canes getting back to that level where they were RB-U.

Then, you look at that experienced offensive line, Morris (and Williams and the others backing him up) and a long list of talented WRs (Waters, Scott, Dorsett, etc.), you have some explosive ingredients for a potent offense.

At TE, Clive had the most talent and upside of all the TEs but he could just never put it together. Clive must have gained 20-30 pounds under U-tough the last couple of years, and he can run with the ball now that he has begun to eliminate the drops.

It may seem strange, but the Canes have a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball these days, and 2013 could be a record-setting year if we continue to see tha improvements we have seen over the last season.

HawaiiCane

I know that Beau is probably a good get and further along, but still disappointed about Travis Johnson. One of those kids that always had a U hat on and represented. Next thing you know, he's off to find another school.

Montreal-Cane

We just have to trust the staff & hope that Beau & Walfford are a lethal combo next year...

Posted by: CoCane | December 18, 2012 at 06:25 PM

CC This is it! Beau Sandland is 100% a Cane and will be ready to play in 2013. He a tough kid. Excellent decision to come to the U.

CoCane

Man... I just saw Collins highlights on you tube & saw 1 of his games in person. He's the best RB to come out of Broward in a LONG, LONG TIME. Really he's the best I've seen from Broward ever. I hope he's a cane. Duke & Collins would be a knockout punch behind Seantrel & them...

CoCane

Ijs

I hope it's a situation where they knew that Sandland is committed. Which led to them telling Johnson that they didn't have enough room for him in this class. I really liked Johnson but I do believe Beau is ready to play right now. Johnson needed time to develop blocking skills & put on wait. We just have to trust the staff & hope that Beau & Walfford are a lethal combo next year...

86Cane

Ale House...some have held to that belief about Bryant since the beginning, while others have doubted it seriously. Me? I'm waiting for NSD to celebrate some good news with the recruits we get and ask some serious qestions about the ones we don't.

Mcginns ale house

Crazy recruiting--now Bryant stating on twitter he is 99.9
Sure he is a cane!

Ohio_Cane

Anything other than this would be a red flag about this staff...

Posted by: CoCane | December 18, 2012 at 05:03 PM
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That's a bit harsh, don't U think?

This staff pulled off miracles in the face of sanctions last year with Howard, McCord and 29 others in that class. If they miss on 2 TE's ur raising the red flag? Lol

CoCane

Can't wait until tomorrow. Sandland better commit to the "U" since Johnson decommitted. I'm guessing his decommitment means Golden & them already has recieved the word from Sandland. Anything other than this would be a red flag about this staff...

CaneRock

UM loses one of its top recruits

Tampa Jesuit High tight end Travis Johnson - rated by ESPN as UM's third-best among 11 oral commitments - decommitted from the Hurricanes on Tuesday, announcing his decision on Twitter.

ESPN rated Johnson as the nation's 102nd best player in the Class of 2013. Rivals.com rated him as the 11th best tight end.

Two other UM oral commitments are rated higher - quarterback Kevin Olsen (67) and cornerback Artie Burns (69). UM is in the mix for several other top 100 players.
"Decommitting from the University of Miami," Johnson tweeted. "Opening my recruiting up."

Johnson is reportedly considering USF and Missouri, among others.

Even with Johnson's decision, UM still has oral commitments from two tight ends: New Orleans-based Standish Dobard, rated 138th overall by ESPN, and St. Petersburg-based Jeremy Kerr.

And UM - with Arizona State and Nebraska - are finalists for Woodland Hills (CA) Pierce CC tight end Beau Sandland, who will announce a decision on Wednesday.
UM now has 10 oral commitments.

CGNC

WHat's up party people? Pondering recruits I see

LB

"True that, but the thing with Chase is, I don't ever remember Him lining up at TE...do you?

Seems they always had Him flexed out to me..."

Va. Tech specifically, and end zone packages.

herbieibis

The TE's have been mostly miss becuase we quit using them like we used too! Our TE"s in the last 6 years probably haven't caught 100 balls total. The quality has dropped off but unless you make an effort to make them part of the offense then they are irrelavent.

UpNorthCane27

So we got Vandenburg visiting and Sandland committing tomorrow (hopefully)... not bad they are top te's in the Juco rankings

CaneRock

Add Chase Ford to that equation, CaneRock. I distinctly remember the Herald and Randy Shannon comparing him to Shockey.

Posted by: LB | December 18, 2012 at 03:29 PM

True that, but the thing with Chase is, I don't ever remember Him lining up at TE...do you?

Seems they always had Him flexed out to me...

LB

The ESPN JUCO 100.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/8743658/espn-junior-college-100

CaneRock

So as you can see, it's a hit or miss position, and we've mostly been missing.

Posted by: CaneRock | December 18, 2012 at 03:23 PM

I think Coaching is part of the reason we've been missing.
Ya'll remember that Canes All Access where the LBs/DEs, were going against the TEs. Well, the LBs/DEs got the better of that drill, I think I only saw one TE win in that drill.

LB

Add Chase Ford to that equation, CaneRock. I distinctly remember the Herald and Randy Shannon comparing him to Shockey.

LB

Sounds like Golden is serious about tight end. We need some mean competitors to come in and DOMINATE.

Better to weed out the non-maniacs now, then midseason.

Tight end recruits would have to be downright silly not to want to come to UM based on success to the NFL alone. Hell, Jimmy Graham made it pro after one year of college football. Now he's All-Universe.

CaneRock

Well, if you look at the TE position, we've kinda been snakebitten there for awhile. The kid from USC didn't work out.
Billy Sanders didn't pan out.
Corey White? Is He still on campus...
Andrew Tallman left.
Asante Cleveland, homesick maybe...
Walford just came into His own at the end of the season.

So as you can see, it's a hit or miss position, and we've mostly been missing.

herbieibis

I guess the more we bring in our odds will go up that we get one good one!

UpNorthCane27

IDK Cocane i believe Sandland will be a beast and Dobard will be a monster for us down the Road he's from LA same state as Reed and Wayne.

CoCane

Travis Johnson will be better than Sandland & Dobard. Jmo

Ohio_Cane


If Sandland committing is confirmed, then it makes sense.

Posted by: CaneRock | December 18, 2012 at 02:36 PM
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Nothing is confirmed until he announces tomorrow at 11:30 am. It will be posted here as it happens. I'm purely speculating on what's happening behind the scenes.

CaneRock

If Sandland committing is confirmed, then it makes sense.

If you're looking for production from that position, then you really can't count on true freshmen to give it to you.

We'll see...

herbieibis

Hell Al you had to do was tell me whats going on, then I wouldn't have to be so vocal about to many TE's.
I think Al maybe told Travis thanks but no thanks.
Al's beginning to look like a kid in a candy store, with the way these dudes are committing & decommitting. He can't make up his mind who wants and don't want.

Ohio_Cane

Beau Sandland welcome to the U!!!

Posted by: UpNorthCane | December 18, 2012 at 02:09 PM
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This. Looks like Travis got pushed out the door because another big time TE is committing in less than 24 hours.

Did I call this before he decommitted? I think I did...


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Recruiting update: I'm calling Beau Sandland to UM.

No insider stuff, just listening close and reading between the lines. Would be a HUGE get for Golden and staff.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 18, 2012 at 09:18 AM "
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Travis Johnson⭐ ‏@IamFeedMe

Decommitting from The University of Miami. Opening up my recruiting up

posted at 1:12 pm EST

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Yep, I sure did...

Montreal-Cane

TE Beau Sandland will announce tomorrow that he is a Cane.

UpNorthCane27

This just means............

Beau Sandland welcome to the U!!!

Kids highlights reminds me of none other than Jeremy Shockey. I understand samething was said about Chase Ford but this kid is different he has the attitude....

Ohio_Cane

Travis Johnson decommits... Maybe thia is why were looking

Posted by: UMike | December 18, 2012 at 01:30 PM
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See? This is why everyone should just trust Golden. NO ONE but the coaches and players know what's REALLY going on.

CaneRock

Travis Johnson decommits... Maybe thia is why were looking

Posted by: UMike | December 18, 2012 at 01:30 PM

Maybe we have a silent.

j.w.

Good afternoon/morning Canes fans

86Cane

Too much competition?

Canezitis

What the hell, I really liked him. Had the makings of another Winslow. What happened?

UMike

Canesport reporting it was a mutual split.. Hmmm

UMike

Travis Johnson decommits... Maybe thia is why were looking

herbieibis

Okay, lets say Sandlin is on board, how many ships we got left? I thought Goldie said we'd bring in 15 to 16 kids and flip the rest to the NCAA as a startup to what we are going to owe them. If that's the case it only leaves 3 or 4 left. Where's the immediate help on DEE we need? Piss on a 4TH TE eating another ship, that we need to be giving to a DEE-Lineman.

Ohio_Cane

That is a BOLD statement!

Posted by: 86Cane | December 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM
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U know me! Lol

Canezitis

Chase would've been great if didn't forget how to catch when he arrived in Miami

Account Deleted

I'm not sure why we're recruiting any players on "O". Esp TE's.

We're better off offering all the spots to the "D" side of the ball. We sure do need the help!!

WWIN

CR,

When our players start getting write ups before the season about having a break out year and how great they're doin now and projected to start for the up coming season, send out a APB!! Cuz them boys get GHOST

CaneRock

And WTH happened to Asante Cleveland, I thought He was poised for a breakout year.

CaneRock

Production wise, if we land Sandland, I hope He doesn't turn into another Chase Ford. Ford and Sandland's JUCO film look mighty similar.

WWIN

All I know is that we won't see ANY slacking out of our TE's in 2013, if they do they'll be behind 10 other TE's on the roster.

86Cane

Herbie, to be fair, Sandland would come in and vie for immediate playing time. I'm talking possible starter over Walford, Dobard, etc.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | December 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM

That is a BOLD statement!

CaneRock

Wow, I didn't know Kurt Thomas was a Rocket:

Kurt Bilteaux Thomas (born March 29, 1956 in Miami, Florida) is an American Olympic gymnast.

While at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, Thomas became a member of the US Olympic team at the 1976 Summer Olympics. In 1978, Thomas was the first American male gymnast to win a gold medal in floor exercise in a world championship. In 1979 he became the first gymnast to receive the James E. Sullivan Award for the best amateur athlete in the US and earned six medals at the World Championships, including gold on the horizontal bar and floor exercise, and silver in the all-around, parallel bars, and pommel horse. He was expected by many[who?] to win a gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics, but the games were boycotted by the United States government. Two gymnastic moves were named for him, the Thomas Flair, a pommel horse move and the Thomas salto, his signature skill on floor exercise, a tucked 1.5 backward salto with 1.5 twist into a roll out (a difficult and dangerous skill even by today's standards). The Thomas Flair on pommel horse, and then also performed on floor, was developed over years by several Pommel Horse specialists. But in gymnastics new moves are named in the gymnastics rule book after the gymnast who is the first to perform the move in international competition.

In 1996, Thomas married Rebecca Jones, a dancer who also choreographs gymnastic routines. They have 2 children together, named Kassidy and Hunter Thomas.

In 2003 Thomas was inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame. He and his wife currently operate the Kurt Thomas Gymnastics Training Center in Frisco, Texas. His gym has hosted the USAG-sanctioned Kurt Thomas International Invitational gymnastics meet annually since 2003.

Kurt Thomas was recently inducted into yet another Hall of Fame in 2011 and attended a fashion show featuring sports stars with his wife, Beckie.

In popular culture:
Thomas starred in the 1985 film GYMKATA as an athlete sent by the US government to compete in a deadly competition called "The Game." The film was not a major hit, but has developed somewhat of a cult following. Thomas has also starred in the syndicated show TRUE CONFESSIONS and has worked as a commentator for ESPN.

UMike

Perhaps they want to use a lot of two te sets like new england.. And i think one or two will become OL like fox and winston etc

Ohio_Cane

Herbie, to be fair, Sandland would come in and vie for immediate playing time. I'm talking possible starter over Walford, Dobard, etc.

Golden has a plan. They're not just going to sign 5 te's with no plan

UMike

Travis johnson is his teammate

UMike

Ok maybe he didnt lol... But he is visiting and said he told one of our current commits to commit lol

UMike

2014 LB Vincent Jackson MAY have committed or will soon

herbieibis

Dang, flip over to Canesport and low and behold if we don't have another TE from a Jucco coming to visit in late January, Brandon Vandenburg, I believe is his name. What is the deal?

herbieibis

LB,
I think Bonds is more in the 220-225 range.
Mohammed less than 20%.
Sandland wouldn't hurt my feelings if he goes to ASU, we got other needs besides a 4TH TE. The last time I looked we only play with one football. If we get anybody JUCCO, he needs to be on DEE!

LB

Canesinsight latest board:

http://canesinsight.com/content.php?1002-CanesInSight-Big-Board-(12-18)

In short:
- More confirmation that Olsen is trying to get in early (yay!)
- Slowly gaining ground on Collins
- Long shot for Green
- Big jump for Coley
- Low chance for Cunningham
- Excellent shot for Sandland
- Kirkland around 55%. Grades mentioned.
- Odogwu's favorite seems to be UM
- Gaining ground on Bryant
- Excellent shot, and increasing for Bostwick
- Almost no shot for Bain
- Low chances for Toby Johnson and Hooks
- Slightly dwindling for Tim Williams
- Big jump in interest for Muhammad (but still behind)
- Nice and steady shot with Thomas
- Grace. "Would be shocked if he doesn’t pick Miami, the question is when?"
- Michael Parker. Almost no shot. Freaking shame.
- Serious interest by Robinson

Dude on a Pale Horse

Who is the troll?

LB

"What's the word on Finnie?
Is He unofficially kicked off the team, or is it a wait-n-see type deal?
I just figured if He was gonna get kicked off, it would've happened by now, or we would've heard about it by now..."

He's done. It's a freaking shame, too. All the rest are formalities.

As for Sandland, I'd say Arizona State has a slight edge due to location. But with Golden and UM's need at the position, it's up in the air. 50/50.

Muhammad? Don Bosco players are hard to come by, especially since our recent record. Golden is quickly bridging that gap. I'd say ND gets him, unless the Irish coaching staff has a turnover now until NSD.

Good to get Bond. Is his projection DE or OLB? The "other" sites say 230, but what is he really?

Dude on a Pale Horse

Again,
Hassan knows what's up. That is all.

Ohio_Cane

Alquadin Muhammed - ND is still the favorite, but the Canes are in it after his visit.

Watch the highlights and feel free to drool about him being opposite Chick/Mccord...

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/videos/_/id/143535/alquadin-muhammad

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