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June 11, 2013

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

Ohio_Cane

Chicago is going to crush Boston for the Stanley Cup, short series style.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | June 12, 2013 at 07:37 PM
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Boston in 6

SOUP

I'm in Tampa and I gotta say this is one funky city. Funky as in a BAD way. Bass Fishing with Old Skool tomorrow in North Tampa at 6 AM. No time to blog.

SOUP

Bruins 2, Hawks 1 in the third period.

TonyCane

And one more Canespace serial from the archives, and timely with the arrival of Man of Steel:

Meanwhile, in the Fortress of Swagitude, otherwise occasionally known as the Hecht Athletic Center a titanic battle was being waged. Al Golden fended off attack after attack, brandishing his tie like a bullwhip. His foe circled, face grim and eyes afire. The black pleather outfit of Golden’s opponent was a stark contrast to the gleaming, high tech confines of the athletic center, a blackness broken only by the crimson “A” emblazoned on his chest.

With another salvo General Saban was driven back towards an unusual device that stood in the back of the room. A gleaming chamber that resembled nothing more than an outsized crystal BCS Championship trophy.

Standing to the side, Lane Kiffin looked on in alarm. “Don’t go in there General, it’s a trap! It’s an NCAA Punishment Sphere. It turns programs like yours into programs like mine.”

Standing next to a hushed Donna Shalala, Emert added, “He is correct. It is quite…draining.”

General Saban growled at Shalala, “Cease this struggle…this futile effort to regain your status, or I will tear your school apart.” Al Golden looked to his president, who stifled a sob as she nodded.

Kiffin walked confidently towards General Saban. “Coach…I mean General, I believe the Shapiro testimony activates the mechanism.”

Saban sneered and beckoned Golden to enter the chamber. The Miami coach sagged. He was resigned to his fate, all hope now lost. Golden entered the crystal sphere, which quickly slid shut.

Moments later the Fortress of Swagitude was bathed in a green and orange glow as the device activated. Emert’s eyes widened with anticipation. Shalala sobbed, realizing that the revenue producing engine for the athletic department was being ground to powder.

Finally it was over. The chamber opened and Golden staggered out, appearing a shell that had been robbed of skill and recruiting powers. Saban stood tall and beckoned him to kneel. The Miami coach complied.

“And now. Finally. Take my hand. And swear eternal loyalty to Saban.”

He held out his hand. Golden slowly reached out and took it.

And then he squeezed.

A resounding crunch filled the room as Saban gasped in horror. His powers undiminished, Golden effortlessly lifted the coach with one hand and held him up for all to see. Finally he gave Saban a sad shake of the head and tossed him out an open window. Onto the waiting pachyderm that had been summoned to take him back to the SEC.

It was Kiffin who summized what had happened. “He switched it!”, he exclaimed. “The testimony was obtained incorrectly. The lights were on out here, and the Miami program was safe in there.”

Shalala turned to Emert and said, “You know something? You’re a real pain in the neck.” She hopped into the air with effortless strength and delivered a stunning drop kick that would have made Dwayne Johnson blush, sending Emert tumbling out the window and into another waiting vehicle, never to return to Coral Gables.

TonyCane

Couldn't resist this early April post, in response to the SI pravda:


NCAA ANNOUNCES CREATION OF FIRST-EVER ANIMATED TELEVISION SERIES

Indianapolis, IN (AT) - The NCAA announced at a press conference this morning the creation of college football's first ever fictional series. Titled "NCAA Game Zone: Rise of the Enforcers", the animated project will revolve around a 12 year old football protegy named Emme Marcus, who discovers that he must protect 120 energy shards called "Slivers of Integrity". The crystals are hidden in college football facilities all over the country and when pieced together will form the BCS Championship Trophy.

"We are proud to present to the world a fictionalized account of the rigors that our enforcement soldiers face every day," said an NCAA spokesperson. "These brave men and women fight to make certain that schools like Alabama, LSU, and Aurburn can play on a consistent, even playing field each year, competing in events such as the national championship."

NCAA Game Zone will launch with a serialized, 96 episode run that will play out over three years and primarily feature a villainous plot by "The University of Coral Gables". Although terms with a network have yet to be reached, the NCAA is confident that their show will go on for years to come.

CaneRock

When the MVP says he played like shit, that's compelling drama. We'll see what Miami has to show in regards to their hearts as champions in game three. The best five for them is Wade, Miller, James, Bosh and Birdman right now and unless Battier finds his shot again they only can play Allen and Cole off the bench effectively in this series the rest of the way.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | June 12, 2013 at 07:37 PM

Parker,Ginobli,and Duncan are the masters at the high pick-n-roll game. And before Miami could figure it out, SA moved on to assaulting them with 3s. Reminds me of the Dallas Finals when Miami won the Ship...once they finally figured out how to defend Jason Terry drifting to the short corner, and hitting those jumpers, the series turned. Same thing with SA, once Miami stops playing against smoke-n-mirrors, this series can change.

orange 'n green in the vein

http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/22396579/nba-finals-danny-green-says-wade-not-the-same-as-before

You want the worst played game of an entertaining series to generate stuff like this to make up for the lack of timeouts in the last two minutes and massive foul totals.

When the MVP says he played like shit, that's compelling drama. We'll see what Miami has to show in regards to their hearts as champions in game three. The best five for them is Wade, Miller, James, Bosh and Birdman right now and unless Battier finds his shot again they only can play Allen and Cole off the bench effectively in this series the rest of the way.

Chicago is going to crush Boston for the Stanley Cup, short series style.

laquinton

I follow the UM players on instagram. Wow, they just did head shots for the upcoming year.. wow ! They all look huge ! Props to Swasey and Golden for implementing this system

Montreal-Cane

Good comments from SI readers this afternoon:

How does someone convicted of a $930 million Ponzi scheme, whose primary skill was lying, come to be considered as the "ultimate insider?" That may be the largest logical fallacy of the entire article. Although, calling this an article would suggest it was written with at least some journalistic integrity, of which none is found. Is SI that desperate to sell copy that they have to jump on the Shapiro bandwagon with Yahoo and the NCAA? Someone should send a memo in the SI offices noting that the words of an angry little troll, locked in prison for the next 20 years, dont count as fact.



If you do not think that Shapiro handpicked the release date you are delusional. It must have been a condition when he agreed to speak to this parrot (I will not dignify his job as a reporter). Who knows how much he says is the truth and how much is a lie. But it is a proven fact that he is a liar, thief, and has a vendetta. He has zero credibility! He has minimal evidence. SI has ZERO integrity releasing this story this week.
There it is right there!!!

I was told at a very young age to "always consider the source", advice that has served me well over a significant number of years. First Reilly, now Wolff and Thamel, can't help but think these writers, and the editors at SI, have some sort of agenda, one that is fairly transparent to those of us that are Canes fans. They way Shapiro has manipulated Wolff, Thamel and SI is embarassing. I believe he could have talked them into investing in his criminal enterprise back in the day. The good news is that Shapiro will be calling Wolff monthly and Wolff will be obliged to take his call so as not to risk Shapiro blowing the whistle on his shoddy writting as well.


If you do not think that Shapiro handpicked the release date you are delusional. It must have been a condition when he agreed to speak to this parrot (I will not dignify his job as a reporter). Who knows how much he says is the truth and how much is a lie. But it is a proven fact that he is a liar, thief, and has a vendetta. He has zero credibility! He has minimal evidence. SI has ZERO integrity releasing this story this week.



Maybe CLINT HURTT can elaborate...


Can anyone logically explain why UNC was not penalized by the NCAA despite the grade fixing one of the assistant coaches acting as a runner?


You are in the class of Shapiro...Everything has been said about this criminal liar and scum bag. Your article today is classless on the eve of the Miami hearing with the NCAA committee on infraction. I am not a Miami fan but UM has suffered enough from stupid articles like yours...Nothing new. Some SI reporters have been Miami haters for many years especially when they were dominating the football world. Miami has one of the cleanest program under coacg Golden but still you will do anything to harm the program. What a bad reporter you are...Learn to bring only the facts Wolffffff.

Montreal-Cane

To Alex Wolff Sports Illustrated:

You are in the class of Shapiro...Everything has been said about this criminal liar and scum bag. Your article today is classless on the eve of the Miami hearing with the NCAA committee on infraction.UM has suffered enough from stupid articles like yours...Nothing new. Some SI reporters have been Miami haters for many years especially when they were dominating the football world. Miami has one of the cleanest program under coach Golden but still you will do anything to harm the program. What a bad reporter you are...Learn to bring only the facts Wolffffff.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/20130612/nevin-shapiro-miami-ncaa/#ixzz2W2E0jiOc

CaneRock

The NCAA's a PHUCKIN! banana republic.

Montreal-Cane

LB funny Al Golden and Seantrel went to the same barber...Lol...My lady thinks it looks great on both of them. Susan will drop her mike...or recorder.

Lou of M

SI is TMZ... Garbage!!

Ohio_Cane

Michael Casagrande ‏@ByCasagrande 3m

Shapiro told SI there was never any game-fixing involved in his gambling on Miami football games.

Ohio_Cane

SI article on NCAA: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/news/miami-ncaa/#ixzz2W20uIk8f

Ohio_Cane

Kyle Pumariega ‏@KylePuma 2m

2015 QB Tyler Queen has been offered by Canes 6'2" 235 lbs

Ohio_Cane

Canes also offered 2014 DB Kyle Gibson from Armwood (FL.)

Ohio_Cane

Canes just offered 2015 OT Chuma Edoga (6'3, 270) from McEachern High School (GA.)

LB

"Therein lies the hilarity; Paying money to read what a 17 year old kid is saying about where he'll attend school, and who is showing him the most "love"..."

+1. Stars are ridiculous.

CaneRock

Posted by: UMike | June 12, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Compared to the $E¢...PEANUTS!

Ohio_Cane

What you're paying for is access to interviews with recruits. Just sayin....

Posted by: 4-Real | June 12, 2013 at 02:02 PM
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Therein lies the hilarity; Paying money to read what a 17 year old kid is saying about where he'll attend school, and who is showing him the most "love"...

4-Real

Doesn't cost a dime 2 flip over to a paysite to see how many stars a kid has by his name. What you're paying for is access to interviews with recruits. Just sayin....

LB

Why Our Schedule is Awesome:

Savannah State hasn't won multiple games since 2009. That and more here:

http://www.stateoftheu.com/2013/6/11/4417836/miami-hurricanes-schedule-preview-empty-calories-savannah-state-vs
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Al Golden Development Update: Olsen Pierre
http://www.stateoftheu.com/2013/6/7/4393934/hurricanes-player-profiles-goldens-first-recruit-olsen-pierre-al-miami-defensive-line

UMike

### A high-ranking UM source involved in the case said the school will be surprised if it’s socked with another bowl ban but is fully braced for the potential of scholarship reductions in football and basketball.

It’s widely believed UM would accept modest scholarship reductions but probably would appeal a bowl ban. But UM president Donna Shalala hasn’t discussed that strategy with her people, so that’s not definite.

### UPDATE: Here is what Sports Illustrated posted on their web site in advance of the release of its full article on UM and the NCAA later today. It talks about the NCAA's mishandling of the Miami case and Shapiro's gambling allegations:
After months of interviews with current and former NCAA staffers, as well as with convicted felon and former notorious University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, a special report entitled “The Institution Has Lost Control” in this week’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED by senior writers Pete Thamel and Alexander Wolff exposes a fractured NCAA enforcement department seemingly powerless to do its job—despite recent efforts.

“People are questioning the need and effectiveness of an enforcement staff in general,” says former NCAA enforcement rep Abigail Grantstein, “to the point that I wonder if the membership will say we don’t want it.” “The time is ripe to cheat,” adds an ex-enforcement staffer. “There’s no policing going on.”

Shapiro, whose initial allegations that he supplied improper benefits to more than 100 Miami football and basketball players between 2002 and ‘10 came to light and was mostly corroborated in an August 2011 Yahoo! Sports report, now claims that he used inside information from Hurricanes players, coaches and athletic department staffers to win bets on 23 Miami football games between 2003 and ’09. Shapiro supplied SI with financial statements and bank records from 2005 to ’08 that show dozens of five- and six-figure sums moving from Shapiro’s entities to Adam Meyer’s during the college football season. Meyer is the operator of a handicapping website AdamWins.com. Meyer’s lawyer, Joel Hirschhorn, told SI that Meyer would place bets for Shapiro when his client was in Las Vegas.

An example of Shapiro’s new claims: He told SI that several days before favored Miami lost 19-16 to N.C. State on Nov. 3, 2007, he learned from a coach that quarterback Kyle Wright would be benched due to a bad knee and ankle. Shapiro said he got his bet in before the benching became public, and the line moved from 13 points to 11. Records show that six days after the game, nine wires moved $1.18 million from one Shapiro business to another. Shapiro claims it was all money from the N.C. State game.

### Though UM previously sent a strongly-worded letter to the NCAA reiterating that it reserves the right to sue, several UM officials say Shalala is reluctant and will consider it only if UM is punished far beyond expectations.

### Though NCAA president Mark Emmert wants the case to be resolved sooner rather than later, UM has not been told whether the decision will be expedited and isn’t counting on that.

Sanctions typically are announced no sooner than six weeks after a hearing, and the North Carolina case took four months. Football coach Al Golden said he wants finality before camp opens in early August, but odds are against that.

### Shalala will lead UM’s contingent at the hearings, accompanied by legal counsel, senior UM officials and coaches Golden and Jim Larranaga -- neither of whom are accused of any violations. The former UM coaches who are there to defend themselves against charges – Clint Hurtt, Aubrey Hill, Frank Haith, Jorge Fernandez and Jake Morton – can sit in only during the hearings directly involving them.

Procedural issues will be heard Thursday; UM and at least four of the coaches again will ask for the case to be dismissed, which UM doesn’t expect to happen.

### All of the football allegations will be addressed in a marathon Friday session, and basketball charges will be dealt with Saturday. “If this were in a regular court, it would be thrown out,” one UM official said, requesting anonymity. “How [the enforcement staff] handled this was disgraceful.”

### UM announced Monday that it will not comment publicly to reporters before, during or after the hearings, which will be held in a downtown Indianapolis hotel.

### The allegations against UM are voluminous, but UM’s optimism that it won’t be pounded are rooted in a few factors. Here are five: 1) UM already has self-imposed two bowl bans and 10 player suspensions and believes that will greatly help its case. 2) UM privately is hopeful the enforcement committee will be receptive to its contention that convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro lacks credibility, a position strengthened when The Herald learned recently that he lied under oath in an unrelated matter.….

3) Twenty of the charges were uncorroborated by anyone besides Shapiro – including the biggest one (a $50,000 payment to Vince Wilfork). At least two others were corroborated only by his former girlfriend, who has a felony conviction on her record.

UM believes it has a decent chance of not being penalized for at least some of those and other charges, especially because “the enforcement staff acknowledged it discredited the testimony of former student athletes to accept the word of a convicted felon.”

4) UM hopes it can convince the eight people hearing the case to put far less weight (as in: little or none) on photos of Shapiro with athletes than the enforcement staff did, asserting they prove nothing.

5) An involved UM official believes there’s some sentiment on the infractions committee (which hears the case) to not simply shrug off the numerous examples of dubious conduct by the enforcement staff in investigating the case (using Shapiro’s lawyer to get depositions, writing a note on Shapiro’s behalf to his sentencing judge, etc.).

### One source on the UM/coaches side said he is concerned, however, that generally there isn’t enough arm’s length between the infractions committee and enforcement staff, and that they have socialized at times in the past, including going to baseball games.

### A quick synopsis of the charges, as the Associated Press has reported: The NCAA claims Shapiro provided $170,000 in impermissible benefits to athletes, recruits, coaches and others from 2002 to 2010, and more than half of that total ($90,000) was used to get Wilfork and Antrel Rolle to sign with his sports agency.

Forty-eight players received VIP access and beverage service from Shapiro at Miami nightclubs; 38 were entertained at Shapiro’s home; 18 received invites to bowling alley events and seven dined with Shapiro at Benihana.

### The NCAA did not include the salacious allegations in the Yahoo! story that Shapiro paid for prostitutes or an abortion for one player.

Among some of the more colorful accusations: Shapiro paid for Devin Hester’s $3000 engagement ring; purchased a $700 television (Shapiro said it was for Andrew Williams and Sam Shields); bought Heat tickets for Williams, Andrew Johnson and others; bought a used washer/dryer set for Wilfork; and directed his girlfriend to give no-show jobs for a couple months to Tavares Gooden and Bryan Pata, who was shot and killed in 2006.

### In response to the lack of institutional control charge, UM will tell the committee that it hired an investigator (Wayne Black) to check into Shapiro about a decade ago, and he found nothing; and also that no UM athletic department official had prior knowledge of his violations.

UM told the NCAA: “Charging the university with lack of institutional control, because two administrators who had no day-to-day athletic responsibilities or expertise in the area allegedly had knowledge of Shapiro’s sports company, is unreasonable and illogical.”

### The NCAA proposed scholarship reductions during settlement talks with UM in February, but before UM could make a counter offer, NCAA general counsel Donald Remy called UM and the ex-coaches and said talks were off, suggesting that the enforcement committee didn’t support it. UM also was led to believe Emmert didn’t have support from the two boards that he reports to.

### The NCAA’s shoddy work extends to simple things, too, such as calling DeMarcus Van Dyke by the wrong name in the Notice of Allegations (Marcus) and referring to Reggie Johnson “Reggie Mitchell” in emails to UM.

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

LB

"I wonder if ANYONE would have a problem with the star system if all of Miami's recruits / committs were all 4 & 5 stars?"

"Yes. Me. It's a pile of $$ for these sites and nothing else."

Seconded. Stargazing has been proven to be illogical at best and a largely flawed litmus test of talent. It's been done at least triannually during my tenure at the Space, and Soupers articles back that up. There is no formula equating stars and wins.

Without breaching confidentiality, I'll give an example of just how flawed such really is:

Player A was a four star player playing somewhere in the southern states. However, Player A was injured on a certain Friday night sometime during the season. The injury was public and evident to anyone at the game. The very next day? Multiple recruiting sites stated that Player A had a magnificent performance in said Friday's game.

Player B, also from the southern states and another four star recruit, presumed to score more than five touchdowns in a single game from another Friday night. Yet the actual score of Player B's team was less than 6 points from Player B's assumed touchdown total.

Such was intentionally fabricated by recruiting sites. Think I'm making it up? Ask a few Spacers.

This is only a very small sample of just how clueless folks are, and how foolish it is to give said recruiting sites your hard-earned (or perhaps chronically unemployed) dollar.

It also creates worship of unproven, underage athletes... which is creepy on a whole new level.

UMike

j.w..but still everyone knew when someone was hurt..maybe not the specifics, but we knew lol

j.w.

UMike- that was the first thought that went through my mind as well. :) But in all seriousness, when did we start giving out injury reports? I thought it was before that season. Shannon's idiotic reports (leg, head, etc.) don't help us, but almost everyone knew Wright was unlikely to play that week.

UMike

Shapiro says he had "inside information" Wright would not play....you mean the injury report? lol...Claims to have made 23 winning bets thanks to inside info..but had a $9 million gambling debt lol

Ohio_Cane

I wonder if ANYONE would have a problem with the star system if all of Miami's recruits / committs were all 4 & 5 stars?

Posted by: 4-Real | June 12, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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Yes. Me. It's a pile of $$ for these sites and nothing else.

Ohio_Cane

Tim Reynolds ‏@ByTimReynolds 1m

SI says one of Shapiro's gambling allegations revolves around Miami's loss to NC State in 2007 -- the Kirby Freeman 1-for-14 game.

4-Real

I wonder if ANYONE would have a problem with the star system if all of Miami's recruits / committs were all 4 & 5 stars?

Ohio_Cane

BrianTheBeastLondon ‏@MiamiRadioBeast 4m

Multiple sources inside the UM Ath dept confirm there will b a post season awards push 4 Stephen Morris & Duke..One source even mentioned the H word

UMike

LB..I agree..Im not huge on stars, especially when you have a staff that evaluates and digs like our staff does. A lot of the time the star systems are right, but not because the "experts" saw them in person lol...Jojo Robinson is a GREAT example..how that kid is a 3-star is beyond me. He is a huge playmaker and has been for a year or two against top competition.

LB

Star systems are nonsense. Langham is a four star on ESPN. Star systems feed each other with news, buzz, etc. They have highlight reels. That's it. Their reporting is more than problematic (ask your local insider).

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/player/_/id/178969/darrell-langham

It makes absolutely no sense to follow this stuff. My only guess is that the college football world is so desperate for information that they all together build a false sense of hope based on unproven high school talent.

Granted, the system will improve as more information gets released. However, ask around. It's idiotic. Stargazing is a waste of time.

Less than 1% deserve that kind of hype.

The .1%?

#TownCane

UMike

Donovan Kirk coming back to Miami

UMike

I know our new commit WR Darrell Langham is only rated a 1 or 2 star recruit..but when it is all said and done I think that will change. He has offers from Miami, FSU, Arkansas, Illinois, UMass and Mississippi State. After all these camps and his senior season he will rise. Another guy Miami is on early this year.

UMike

Miami in the top 3 for DT Braxton Hoyett from Alabama..we were his first offer..he also now has offers from Mississippi State and Samford..so I guess we HAVE to be in his top 3 with 3 offers lol

LB

Shane McDermott is a fine center. Here's some evidence to back that up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7dA5y6MULQ

Ignore the last minute or so, because it's an awful cover to Phil Collins.

LB

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWeMnPofOT8&feature=youtu.be

Al Golden's hair on full display.

Things he did not say but wanted to:
- Clint Hurtt can kiss his hole
- The NCAA is like "Beiber Fever:" it's criminal, but you can't run from it
- Touchdown Jesus is weird
- FSU blows

LB

On another note, I'm glad that UM didn't get involved in this mess.

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/recruiting/football/story/_/id/9372218/source-matthew-thomas-honor-commitment-florida-state-seminoles

LB

"@MiamiHurricanes: Senior OT Seantrel Henderson sporting a shorter haircut and feeling great heading into season. #DeserveVictory http://t.co/XAxRaxcTBp

Wow! Looks so different! Wonder what Susan thinks??"

Sounds like she dropped the hammer on him. It'll be a lot easier to run her fingers through his hair.

UMike

hahaha Canezilla..it was before the game

canezilla


After saying Miami was out of his top 3, Texas S Arrion Springs tweeted last night "Miami back in it"....long way to NSD lol

Posted by: UMike | June 12, 2013 at 06:23 AM
WHAT IF HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE HEAT? OH WAIT.. NEVERMIND

UMike

After saying Miami was out of his top 3, Texas S Arrion Springs tweeted last night "Miami back in it"....long way to NSD lol

UMike

According to Rivals, Miami is #1 for 4-Star DT Cory Johnson out of Brooklyn

UMike

Per Thread Killa & 247..

Kc McDermott

-Saw Shane on his visit and they talked about some pass sets
-Kehoe and Shane were at his spring game and they were giving him feedback on what they saw
-Says he has enjoyed watching Shane progress
-Says Shane has been through some coaching changes and injuries
-Says Shane liked Stoutland but didnt take long to like Kehoe
-Says Shane played last season with a torn labrum
-Says Shane broke both thumbs and hurt his snapping wrist
-Says he is proud Shane is his brother
-Says Shane shows the McDermott family toughness everyday
-Says his dad is a diehard Cane and his family has been on the Canes since the 80s
-Says his family will be following Miami and ND since Tyler McDermott is there
-Says recruiting was a fun process
-Says his dad told him when he was a freshman and started to get offers the process would get nastier the longer he waited
-Says when Tyler was already committed to CSU, 3 schools called the night before NSD begging him to flip
-Says he never had any doubts about the Canes
-Says a lot of the younger players on his team look up to him and want offers
-Says he has a meeting on Monday with the incoming freshmen, did it last year too
-Met with their parents too since they wanted his advice
-Says hard work is his advice
-Says he puts in more time and heart than anyone else on the team, his brothers were the same way
-Says he told other kids that look up to him not to look up to him cause of the offers or the attention, but how hard he works, how he leads, and how he pushes his team
-Says he wants his teammates to earn opportunites to go to school for free

UMike

From Tito @ CIS..

From speaking to someone close to Brady, while Miami seems to have taken a big step the race for Brady by recently offering, Kentucky and Tennessee might be bigger in Brady's eyes right now. Brady is looking to get out of the city and Kentucky and Tennessee seem to be the favorites right now.

Another factor that isn't helping Miami is how Brady wants to be in a pass first offense, another interest for Kentucky and Tennessee.

Miami does have one advantage in that his parents want him to stay home.

Look for Brady to commit sometime next week or the coming weeks

UMike

Thomas staying at FSU now..smh lol

The Dude

CoCane, you think LeBron would be that way under Phil Jackson or Doc Rivers? I don't.

Terrance Sullivan

Lmbao at the Dennis Green reference.

CaneRock

LBJ can't do ish about 16 3s!
The 3 is the ultimate weapon in sports, it's basically a bucket and a 1/2. And when you hit 16 of them ishs, that's 9 LESS! baskets you have to make, that's 9 MORE! baskets LBJ has to make, and it took a considerable strain off of SA DEFENSIVELY!IMO, Spoelstra should've stole a page from what Popovich did in G2, which is...when the other team is shooting LIGHTS OUT!, pull your starters, and live to fight another day. And IMO, what the Spurs did tonight was an anomaly, but if it wasn't, the "CROWN THEIR ASSES!" <------- In my Dennis Green voice.

CoCane

The Dude,

The problem isn't Spoelstra. It's LeBron playing the same way he played against Dallas 2 years ago. LeBron has all of the tools except the tool that made Jordan who he was. KILLER INSTINCT.

He doesn't expect to dominate. He doesn't want to dominate. He wants to play point guard & hope his team pulls away so he doesn't have to make plays in a close back & forth game. He doesn't demoralize who's guarding him & eliminate any confidence they have in checking him. I don't think he'll ever play with this mentallity. He has a power forwards body with a point guards mindset. He may be embarrassed after this beat down & come out gunning like he did against Boston in game 6 last year but he'll only do it for a game & go back to his true self. It is what it is...

Terrance Sullivan

Lol at people who want to put LeBron in Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson, or Larry Bird category. Dem dudes on another level. LBJ is the Peyton Manning of the NBA all world regular season guy but on the biggest stage comes up short. Like Peyton Manning he got a chip. He a champion and all time great but stop it with all this top 5 or 10 all time greats. Child Please.

Ohio_Cane

USA beats Panama 2-0!

Go USA!

raizecane

Roger that......

In other news.....Teboooooo lands with the Patriots.

SOUP

Raize...DEAL!

raizecane

Raize...then lets go! FOR REAL?

Posted by: SOUP | June 11, 2013 at 11:42 PM

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Sure....

SOUP

Raize...then lets go! FOR REAL?

SOUP

$10 that Heat lose tonight. Takers?

Posted by: 86Cane | June 11, 2013 at 09:34 PM

Yeah, I didn't think so!

Posted by: 86Cane | June 11, 2013 at 09:57 PM

NEXT QUESTION?

Posted by: SOUP | June 11, 2013 at 11:41 PM

SOUP

$10 that Heat lose tonight. Takers?

Posted by: 86Cane | June 11, 2013 at 09:34 PM

Yeah, I didn't think so!

Posted by: 86Cane | June 11, 2013 at 09:57 PM

NEXT QUESTION?

raizecane

Soup.....I'll take that bet

SOUP

Heat win next game by 10 or MORE.

Wanna bet?

SOUP

I'm saying he can't lead. He is a Coker.

Posted by: The Dude | June 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Rhuh-rhoo

raizecane

Spurs set NBA finals record by hitting 16 3-pointers

The Dude

Fast fowarding through commercials. LOL, National Timeout Association. My God the NBA sells ads.

The Dude

LOL CoCane! The reality is that NBA officiating is a joke both ways.

Wade isn't the issue, nor is Bosh. Spo isn't a good coach. He is a caretaker. I'm not saying he can't X & O coach. I'm saying he can't lead. He is a Coker.

CoCane

Let me guess thirstybuzzard. The refs are calling a good game now... Lmao!

SOUP

NBA DRAMA!

SOUP

HEAT IN SEVEN.

Ohio_Cane

When Gary Freakin Neal has 24 pts, U call this an anomaly and take the loss

The Dude

I refuse to watch another advertisement tonight. Turning of game.

The Dude

Unwatchable... timeout after timeout after timeout after...

thirstybuzzardcane

Not a good sign for the heat when spurs 2 best players haven't played well the whole series.

thirstybuzzardcane

I do love Lebron though.....the rest of the heat players not so much!!!!

thirstybuzzardcane

Can't stand the heat!!!!!!!......pour it on Spurs!!!!!

The Dude

Still too many timeouts in bball.

Terrance Sullivan

80 days to Gameday. Go Canes.

CoCane

10 fouls called on the Heat & 8 free throws. 8 fouls called on the Spurs & 9 free throws. But the refs are calling the game in the Heat's favor. Lol!

If you hatin' say you hatin'...

CoCane

Heat hater^^^ Smh

thirstybuzzardcane

These refs changed the whole momentum in heats favor.....spurs are getting screwed

86Cane

Yeah, I didn't think so!

86Cane

$10 that Heat lose tonight. Takers?

The Dude

Too many timeouts in NBA.

86Cane

T.Mack anybody?

Posted by: CaneRock | June 11, 2013 at 06:38 PM

Love me some T-Mack!

86Cane

Wow! Looks so different! Wonder what Susan thinks??

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 11, 2013 at 07:48 PM

Heard she has moved on? LOL

Ohio_Cane

@MiamiHurricanes: Senior OT Seantrel Henderson sporting a shorter haircut and feeling great heading into season. #DeserveVictory http://t.co/XAxRaxcTBp

Wow! Looks so different! Wonder what Susan thinks??

CaneRock

That Tucker kid looks faster on defense, than offense. Pretty fast coming off that edge, don't discount the value of a good punt blocker, or a gunner on KO coverage...T.Mack anybody?

86Cane

Ohio...it was troll. I deleted the comments.

86Cane


He's gotta be ST + RB/Slot for Canes.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 11, 2013 at 01:49 PM

Him and Elder. Scary, VERY scary!

Ohio_Cane

Canesport JUST NOW reporting that 2016 S C.J. Gardner from Cocoa committed to Miami..man, we had that days ago lol

Posted by: UMike | June 11, 2013 at 04:15 PM
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But it's worth the $ to read that 3 days late, right? LOL

UMike

Canesport JUST NOW reporting that 2016 S C.J. Gardner from Cocoa committed to Miami..man, we had that days ago lol

The Dude

80 days until kickoff. Go Canes!

Ohio_Cane

Cj Worton saying he is going to shock people real soon

Posted by: UMike | June 11, 2013 at 02:55 PM
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What, like flipping to Ole Miss? LOL

UMike

Cj Worton saying he is going to shock people real soon

herbieibis

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, the Herb sees where we have offered, every DT in the country a ship. How can we not get at least 3. The Herb wants to know where were all these offers last year?
The NCAA will give us a small parting gift of at least 5 to 10 ship losses. They ain't just going to let us skip to my lou, out the door, like nothing ecer happened. even if we do lose some ships, at least we will be done with those Bastads!

Ohio_Cane

@GottliebShow FIU is ineligible for the NCAA tourney next year due to APR grade--congrats Isiah Thomas--CBA,Knicks and FIU

Ouch.

Ohio_Cane

im hoping Khairi Clark or valentine

Posted by: UpNorthCane | June 11, 2013 at 02:10 PM
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I wouldn't worry too much about those 2, but they won't be committing right now.

/in before OGV says "Well we should worry now since Ohio thinks they'll be Canes"

LOL

UMike

UpNorth..I doubt it is either of them..I think both of them will not decide to late in the game

UpNorthCane27

im hoping Khairi Clark or valentine

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