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kenyon19ypr

Judging by the small picture they got, its Jordan Cunningham

Posted by: UMike | January 14, 2013 at 09:16 AM
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If this is the case, we must be missing out on Coley.

I've said from the beginning if we don't get Coley, we'll be hot on Cunningham's trail. We quit persuing Cunningham because we had AJL. Once he fell to grades, we got on Coley.

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Class of 2014 QB Quinton Flowers is who the article is about. He wants to announce on THIS signing day instead of waiting it out apparently. So there's the surprise... Kinda crappy I know. But we're still hot on Coley's trail. Not concerned about him. He was ready to commit until he received an offer from FSU and it had to rethink things I guess. Cunningham seems like a long-shot, but I'll remain hopeful!

Ohio_Cane

Hey Ohio at the end of the day, do u think Bostwick's grades will be straight enough for him to sign with the canes?

Posted by: DeployedDiehardCane | January 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM
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I have no idea what the "issue" is in the first place. Last I heard, it doesn't look good. He'll either commit to us and go Prep/JUCO route or go somewhere else if he doesn't want to wait.

Ohio_Cane

Class of 2014 QB Quinton Flowers is who the article is about. He wants to announce on THIS signing day instead of waiting it out apparently. So there's the surprise... Kinda crappy I know.

Cunningham seems like a long-shot, but I'll remain hopeful!

Posted by: kenyon19ypr | January 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM
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1. LOL! So they ARE still missing the boat on THIS YEAR's incoming commit? Pay sites crack me up. I'm in Ohio, don't ask for $$ and have more info. Ha.


2.JC was actually ready to commit to us until we "didn't have room" for him because we had AJL.

Now that AJL followed all of our grades casualties to Marshall, JC is back in the picture. I know he really likes Stanford, but IMO if Golden REALLY wants him, he'll be a Cane.

Ohio_Cane

Chris Yandle - After 3-0 ACC start, @CanesHoops did not crack either AP or USA TODAY Top 25 Polls Monday. That's ok - sleep on the Hurricanes.

Old Skool

I'd like to think that holding the press conference is a wise move. That it gets people thinking about those three guys being in the pros.

On the other hand, what's the point? You hold conference to announce that you're doing nothing - maintaining your current status.

Great. A virgin just announced she's not pregnant, but she's thinking about becoming a mother in the future.

This is breaking news. It's not like there were wild rumors that needed to be stamped out. A one sentence press release could have done the trick.

But hey the guys got some additional face time.

calGary Cane

Posted by: Old Skool | January 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM

It puts some finality into those 3 guys playing in 2013.

Ohio_Cane

On the other hand, what's the point? You hold conference to announce that you're doing nothing - maintaining your current status.

Posted by: Old Skool | January 14, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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Honestly, I think it's a sort of "Thank you" to the players for staying and making good decisions.

Kind of like when you're potty training a child and you make a big deal about it when they use it. It's what they were supposed to do, but you make them feel good about it, and make a big deal out of it.

That, and it also gets the football team out in the media/community in a positive light during a crucial time. Recruiting/sanctions being that crucial time.

Honestly, I think it's very intelligent decision to have the presser. IMO, of course.

86Cane

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen M. Ross announced Monday that he is prepared to fund the majority of costs for proposed improvements to Sun Life Stadium that will make the facility competitive for hosting future Super Bowls, college championship games, the Pan Am Games, professional soccer, and other premier sports and entertainment events.

Ross stated that private funds would cover the majority of construction costs, which would create more than 4,000 local jobs for South Florida across various industries. The modernization plan would position Sun Life Stadium to continue competing for elite events without proposing any tax increases on Miami-Dade residents.

"I bought this team because I love this town. I went to high school here and built much of my business here," said Ross. "Like most Miamians, I believe no other community in America represents a better destination for blockbuster events. My goal is to secure the future of Miami-Dade and the Dolphins so we can remain a global competitor for sports and entertainment for at least another 25 years. That's why I'm willing to make the initial and most substantial investment in this project."

orange 'n green in the vein

I forgot who keeps floating this very same idea every two months on here or so but whoever they are;

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/blog/eye-on-college-football/21554874/report-the-acc-is-considering-a-network-of-its-own

Hold on to your britches as this is just about to get very interesting.

Sinistercane

Any word on the NCAA?

86Cane

READ MORE HERE ABOUT SUN LIFE STADIUM:

http://www.hurricanesports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=28700&ATCLID=205963660

86Cane

SUN LIFE RENOVATIONS PHOTO GALLERY:

http://www.hurricanesports.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?ATCLID=205963660&SPSID=658365&SPID=103763&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=28700&PALBID=581948

laquinton

its rare that anybody leaves um and finds a better place to play or becomes a better. arthur brown is the only one I can think of. damn you randy

j.w.

Nohting yet, Sinister

86Cane


Any word on the NCAA?

Posted by: Sinistercane | January 14, 2013 at 01:03 PM

NANDER.

I tweeted and emailed Chris Freet, Chris Yandel, Blake James and Donna Shalala this AM. No response YET from any of them.

Was told that ONLY James or Shalala would be commenting on the issue for UM. Expect a presser when they are ready to announce anything. No word of that YET.

Terrance Sullivan

Great stuff 86 and OGV. Sun Life upgrades would be the icing on the cake. And the ACC trying to form own network would be awesome.

86Cane

Armando Salguero‏@ArmandoSalguero

Univ. of Miami interim AD Blake James, here for Sun Life presser, declines comment on NCAA investigation.

86Cane

OGV...good to see U hangin and bangin on the 'ol blog. NativeCane texted me a picture a few days ago of a new scallop hunting boat he recently acquired.

LOOKING GOOD!

Ohio_Cane

From Pete Ariz at CaneInsight - These are the kids that I feel very good about for 2014... only about 16 months away from 2013 signing day

RB-Sony Michel (5*)
WR-Ermon Lane (high 4*)
WR-Tyre Brady (4*)
WR-?
OL-KC McDermott (high 4*)
OL-Trevor Darling (commit) (high 4*)
OL-?
DL-Anthony Moten (high 3*-low 4*)
DL-Khairi Clark (4*)
DL-Chad Thomas (4*)
DL-?
LB-Vincent Jackson (4*)
LB-?
LB-?
DB-Quincy Wilson *waiting on offer* (4*)
S-Marquese Dudley-Gordon *waiting on offer* (3*)
CB-Trumaine Washington *waiting on offer* (3*)
ATH-Quinton "Winky" Flowers *waiting on offer* (high 3*-low 4*)
ATH-Treon Harris (high 3*-low 4*)
ATH-Dalvin Cook (high 4*-low 5*)
ATH-Travis Rudolph (commit) (4*)

http://canesinsight.com/showthread.php?31594-Way-Too-Early-2014-Mock-Class

CaneRock

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Ohio, with all respect due, you give AG too much credit. This PC hardly created a ripple...IJS.

86Cane

Blake James‏@CanesAllAccess

Great news for Canes fans-significant stadium improvements announced. More lower level seats, closer to field, better atmosphere, etc.

86Cane

Al Golden‏@GoldenAl

"World-Class" move Mr. Ross! South Floridians & The Canes appreciate your leadership! #Gr8 Day 4 MIA!

herbieibis

The three amigo's decided to stay for their Sr. year, that's the best decision, they've made since they committed here.
Greene was along shot to come here anyway and probably Michigan bound.
I wish they would go ahead and tell us what the sanctions are, even if it is before signing day. I don't want us losing any kids after signing day because they have an option once sanctions are levied.
I'm not worried about Coley, I'm worried about Thomas, he's the one we can't afford to miss out on.

86Cane

In 2012 nine Canes signed undrafted free agent contacts:

LaRon Byrd (Arizona Cardinals)
Chase Ford (Philadelphia Eagles),
Marcus Forston (New England Patriots)
Jordan Futch (Tampa Bay Bucaneers)
Harland Gunn (Dallas Cowboys)
Tyler Horn (Atlanta Falcons)
JoJo Nicolas (New York Giants)
Adewale Ojomo (New York Giants)
Micanor Regis (Atlanta Falcons)

Two Other Canes received Rookie Camp tryouts:

Jacory Harris (Miami Dolphins)
Joel Figueroa (Miami Dolphins)

orange 'n green in the vein

My laptop with my typepad login password saved to the browser had the screen backlight go on the fritz so commenting here isn't as easy as it was a few weeks ago for me 86, but I've been reading all the comments leading up to signing day.

Not surprised at all about the linemen coming back, linemen need ever year they can get pre-NFL to prepare the body for the most physically demanding spot in that league so they all made the right call individually.

DL's are very similar that way to the OL even though ends (SC's Clowney being the best recent or current example of this) can get away with only being old enough to drink more than the tackles can there if they have that elite first step ala Vernon with the hometown team.

86Cane

With six players drafted in 2012, Miami only trailed Alabama (8), Georgia (7) & Oklahoma (7). Other schools that also had six players drafted were South Carolina, Cal, Michigan State, Iowa, Wisconsin & Boise state.

CANES IN THE 2012 DRAFT
DE Olivier Vernon - 3rd round (72nd overall) to the Miami Dolphins
LB Sean Spence - 3rd round (86th overall) to the Pittsburgh Steelers
RB Lamar Miller - 4th round (97th overall) to the Miami Dolphins
WR Travis Benjamin - 4th round (100th overall) to the Cleveland Browns
WR Tommy Streeter - 6th round (198th overall) to the Baltimore Ravens
OG Brandon Washington - 6th round (200th overall) to the Philadelphia Eagles

86Cane

Info-graphic on recruiting over the years:

http://espn.go.com/blog/playbook/visuals/post/_/id/10989/graphic-football-recruiting-then-now

86Cane

DL's are very similar that way to the OL even though ends (SC's Clowney being the best recent or current example of this) can get away with only being old enough to drink more than the tackles can there if they have that elite first step ala Vernon with the hometown team.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | January 14, 2013 at 01:43 PM

Totally agree.

If U would have told me that Vernon would have abteer rookie season with the Fins that Lamar Miller I would have thought U were crazy.

But U were right about Vernon.

Montreal-Cane

Honestly, I think it's very intelligent decision to have the presser. IMO, of course.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Yes Ohio good PR move by the U and possibly by Al Golden...The meaning: " we gonna be for real next season...watch out" Recruits it's time to take the UM train....Plus Great news for the Canes... stadium improvements announced. More lower level seats, closer to field, better atmosphere...The new Swartz center...Mario coming back and so on and so on...It's great to be a Miami Hurricane...

Montreal-Cane

Schwartz center

j.w.

Honestly, I think it's very intelligent decision to have the presser. IMO, of course.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | January 14, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Yes Ohio good PR move by the U and possibly by Al Golden...The meaning: " we gonna be for real next season...watch out" Recruits it's time to take the UM train....Plus Great news for the Canes... stadium improvements announced. More lower level seats, closer to field, better atmosphere...The new Swartz center...Mario coming back and so on and so on...It's great to be a Miami Hurricane...

Posted by: Montreal-Cane | January 14, 2013 at 01:49 PM

Agree. I also agree that it was self-serving to hold it, but who cares, everyone else does things like this. It's good for the kids to get them in the spotlight for something that helps UM, and good for UM to give the media something else to talk about.

herbieibis

Glad Goldie shot down Jacoby Biscuit. We don't need no spread option QB, if we are going to run pro style. We all saw how that experiment went with Jaboney.

86Cane

The Miami Dolphins unveiled a roughly $400 million renovation plan of Sun Life Stadium on Monday, and asked taxpayers to fund up to half of the project.

Majority owner Stephen Ross pledged to fund at least a majority of the project, which would be completed by the start of the 2015 season — in time to host Super Bowl L.

Dolphins CEO Mike Dee said the team wasn’t settled on a funding plan, but floated two sources of public dollars for the project.

The first: Increasing tax on mainland Miami-Dade hotels from six percent to seven percent. The second: A $3 million sales tax rebate from Florida on top of a $2 million rebate the stadium already receives.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/14/3182155_miami-dolphins-unveil-400-million.html#storylink=addthis#storylink=cpy

UMike

I'm not worried about Coley, I'm worried about Thomas, he's the one we can't afford to miss out on.

Posted by: herbieibis | January 14, 2013 at 01:42 PM

Agree 100%..we cannot lose the top recruit from Dade...ever! lol

pbcfrcane13

Ive been saying this since ND joined the ACC....find a way out of the contract with ESPN and dont waste your time with your own network that will cost you money to start just go and sign with NBC and NBC sports channel which really doesnt air anything good. Get your prime time games on a network that is in everybodies home and than other games and replays on nbc sports. Thats the way to go IMO.

Also man that would be nice if we can get those changes made to sun life. I would say though playing at Marlins Park would be pretty sweet with a dome and 40k small closed in staduim would get so load for big games. On nice nights open the window panel and the roof get that sky line of Miami in the back ground....ah yes that would be awesome!!

Ohio_Cane

I'm not worried about Coley, I'm worried about Thomas, he's the one we can't afford to miss out on.

Posted by: herbieibis | January 14, 2013 at 01:42 PM

Agree 100%..we cannot lose the top recruit from Dade...ever! lol

Posted by: UMike | January 14, 2013 at 01:59 PM
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Agree with both of U, but I don't think there's much to worry about with 6. FWIW, I'm 90% sure he's a Cane.

TonyCane

I wouldn't worry too much about the marlins stadium until the time comes, if it comes, when Loria moves the marlins. And per an agreement with the city he cannot do that for 9 more years.

Montreal-Cane

Ive been saying this since ND joined the ACC....find a way out of the contract with ESPN and dont waste your time with your own network that will cost you money to start just go and sign with NBC and NBC sports channel which really doesnt air anything good. Get your prime time games on a network that is in everybodies home.

Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | January 14, 2013 at 01:59 PM

Very good points...

laquinton

what can you say about al golden ? this man is amazing. just killing in recruiting. Matthew thomas and Denver this weekend ? most important week to date for Al. full court press

Ohio_Cane

Matthew thomas and Denver this weekend ? most important week to date for Al. full court press

Posted by: laquinton | January 14, 2013 at 02:32 PM
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Most important in over a decade, tbh.

panamacitycane

How did miami not make the top 25?? Oh well..use it as fuel for the fire

VA Cane

Couple of NFL notes from VA Cane

My teams scrimmaged Russell Wilsons team 3 times when he was a prep here in Richmond. You could see he was going to be good then. He sees the field well, moves well, has great feet....and notice that touch on the shorter stuff....gets there quick but not a fastball that cannot be handled....yes they lost but he's quite a young man, we were very impressed with his many skills.

One of my players is with Atlanta. Jason Snelling played for me as a Sr. when I coached the South All Stars and he played with us 2 years after the regular season in The Hopewell Bowl. He went to L. C. Bird HS here in Richmond.

One of my friends coaches at Hermitage, and I worked with their DBs some during the season; taught some man technique as that was kind of my specialty in my day....many years ago. I saw several of the kids at a BB game last week; they think Derrick Green, who is a great kid, will go with Michigan...they have a slight lead supposedly. He is to announce end of Jan I heard...like the 26th.

I must say I never felt great about Teddy B. but having seen him play several games and then crush UF my hats off to him. Very good leader, much much better QB than J12, and lot of heart. He looked very good in bowl.He would have helped quite a bit I think, J12 would have sat.

There is another kid from LC Bird who had a great year, Paul Robertson. Not big 5-11 185 he rushed for over 1,647 in the season, but ran wild in the post season. In 3 playoff games and a victory in the State title game, he rushed for 1,135 yds; good season of 2,782. Not sure what his plans are, as he was a walk on as a Sr, but I home someone looks at hime. Hes a good tough kid...man he runs hard...kind of Beast Mode.


Finally, Brissett comes crawling back Huh? Sorry buddy, ships left the port. We do not need him, not sure he will ever play anywhere.

Finally, U of AL plays man football. Those guys line up and bring it, they run the ball the right way. We used to do that.....long ago and far away to quote James Taylor. We are so far removed from playing with that kind of intensity; we do not need to try and schedule those cats. Heck, KSU and ND mauled us, we have no business being on the same field with AL. That would be embarrassing. But we must work toward that level of skill, devotion, intensity and desire to win....then we will be at the top again. Lets do it!!!

Always, VA "Country Azz" Cane

86Cane

But we must work toward that level of skill, devotion, intensity and desire to win....then we will be at the top again. Lets do it!!!

Posted by: VA Cane | January 14, 2013 at 03:22 PM

There IT is right there.

Montreal-Cane

I think it will be a bad week for Clint Hurtt

herbieibis

Va. Cane,
Bama recruits different than we do. They don't bring in 200 lB LB's and wait three years for them to get to 230, they bring men in already weighing 230 or more. Same with their O_Line. These guys are ready to play size wise but usually redshirt, something we haven't been afforded for a while. That's the biggest difference, offensive line dominance & Linebacking, plus more depth of talent.

Montreal-Cane

Rankings

Last updated - January 14, 2013


NCAA Men's Basketball RPI Associated Press USA Today/ESPN Coaches NCAA Men's Basketball RPI


1 Duke Atlantic Coast 15-1
2 Arizona Pac-12 15-1
3 Kansas Big 12 14-1
4 Minnesota Big Ten 15-2
5 Miami (Fla.) Atlantic Coast 12-3

Montreal-Cane

Best post i found today.

No way does the U get more than Penn State. That issue went all the way to the president and people's lives were impacted for the sake of a program

...somewhat like the alleged rapes at ND this year...see article in Washington Post by an ND alum of why she won't be cheering for ole Notre Dame.

Also, when a coach is caught hiding a known violation, the OSU case, or a program gets caught having its student athletes commit academic fraud, UNC, and have a pipeline with an agent, or a program blatantly pays 20k for a 2 year recruiting video, see Oregon, and nothing happens...

I really don't think you can punish a program who graduates their kids, cooperates, and just had a felon who conned wealthy educated people con kids.

VA Cane

Bama recruits different than we do. They don't bring in 200 lB LB's and wait three years for them to get to 230, they bring men in already weighing 230 or more. Same with their O_Line. These guys are ready to play size wise but usually redshirt, something we haven't been afforded for a while. That's the biggest difference, offensive line dominance & Linebacking, plus more depth of talent.

Great point Herbie!! We used to do that, bring in guys ready to play and build depth. It is harder now for sure. I know this: We are not ready to play them yet: but we can do it here again. I am holding the flame high and believe we are on the right path. Wont be tomorrow, but it will get there guys.

A Country shout to Canesteeler and CGNC know you both are thrilled for hockey to be back....short season but much beteer than no season huh? Enjoy my friends.

orange 'n green in the vein

"Posted by: pbcfrcane13 | January 14, 2013 at 01:59 PM"

Thank you pbc. That's actually a very intriguing idea that Swofford would have to be incompetent not to at least attempt to pursue, ESPN luke-ness to it or not. But who are we kidding, he's trying to put out the fire of FSU bolting to be the successful WVU followup to a league that was flat-lining last off-season even after giving them the chance to play in Syracuse and Pittsburgh every few years.

The fact the herb didn't follow that great setup of is comment about what kind of recruiting leads to back to back titles with an Armani Cooper/pickup truck joke and instead launched into his standard physical characteristics of ideal 3-4 personnel was a real missed opportunity on this blog right after a key recruiting weekend brewing with NOA unsubstantiated rumors.

WWIN

That boy Stan puttin in work recruiting for us, lol. He in 6 ear via twitter. What's the difference talent wise between Coley and Cunningham? I really haven't watched much clips on JC. I was hopin we definitely got 6, Collins, Bryant (at this point his antics have made me sour on him and wouldn't care if he signed with fswho) and Coley just to prove to college football that we own our yard and ain't going be letting teams come down and take our kids. A statement of sorts, just my view tho. Is Coley's issues character as well as grades? Hey Ohio at the end of the day, do u think Bostwick's grades will be straight enough for him to sign with the canes?

Posted by: DeployedDiehardCane | January 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM


I haven't seen Coley, but did see a few of Cunninghams games on TV. He is a legit 4-Star player imo..I feel the same with Bryant, he is becoming an attention whore..but we do need some quality DT's

Posted by: UMike | January 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM

FWIW, I heard that local high school coaches said that Coley will be the next Sammy Watkins. So I think I jus might WANT COLEY!!!

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