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July 25, 2013



Ohio..yes you are right..it is Patrick


Do you think it will be hard to convince a kid to play against his brother every year lol


Florida State is the new No. 1 in the latest ESPN Recruiting Nation class rankings, proving the new coaching staff Jimbo Fisher has assembled can recruit just as well, if not better, than the assistants he lost after last season.

That, of course, is good news for Noles fans.

Miami, meanwhile, holds steady at No. 7.

That brings me to the most notable aspect of these way-too-early rankings. As has been the case over the last month, both Florida State and Miami have been ranked ahead of Florida.

Why is that notable?

Because going back to 2006, that has never happened in the final class rankings that ESPN puts out each February. Take a look at the final ESPN rankings since then:

2013: No. 2 Florida, No. 9 Florida State, No. 15 Miami

2012: No. 2 Florida State, No. 4 Florida, No. 8 Miami

2011: No. 1 Florida State, No. 12 Florida

2010: No. 1 Florida, No. 6 Florida State, No. 13 Miami

2009: No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Miami, No. 8 Florida State

2008: No. 1 Miami, No. 4 Florida, No. 12 Florida State

2007: No. 2 Florida, No. 9 Miami, No. 25 Florida State

2006: No. 1 Florida, No. 6 Florida State, No. 17 Miami

There obviously are still months and months to go before signing day, and these rankings will change on a weekly basis. But I will be very interested to see whether Florida State and Miami can finish ahead of Florida. If they do, could we be seeing a changing of the guard on the recruiting trail in one of the hottest recruiting spots in the nation?

Stay tuned.



Do you think it will be hard to convince a kid to play against his brother every year lol

Posted by: UMike | July 26, 2013 at 09:14 AM

His brother hasn't signed anywhere yet.


UMike...thanks for the updates!




Speaking of Javonte Seabury..after the Miami offer and FSU commitment, he quickly went from a 0-Star to a 3-Star lol


Remember 2011 recruit LB Antonio Kinard? Rivals is reporting that Miami and USC are "sticking out" for the JUCO LB..

This JUCO LB and former Cane commit doesn't insult everyone's intelligence by saying every team recruiting him stands on level footing. He doesn't want to pretend that his Toledo offer carries the same weight as the ones he holds from USC, Arizona and Miami. Read on.

Posted by: UMike | July 26, 2013 at 07:04 AM

WOW! This kid has taken some kinda route! IIRC, He actually committed to Michigan, had to go to prep school, REcommitted to UM (was actually ON! campus), didn't make it in, had to go JUCO, and now this.

Again...WOW! LMAO!


CR..Thats probably why kids say screw it and go to Marshall or WVU lol


2nd baby is on the way!!! Newest CANE will be born 7-26-2013!!



2nd baby is on the way!!! Newest CANE will be born 7-26-2013!!


Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

CONGRATS! Ohio_Cane!


congrats, Ohio!


ALL-ACC pre-season article:



Top 5 takeaways from ACC media days:



Ohio...Congrats my man! U been putting in work. Here's to health and happiness for U and your family.


Ohio..it wont be long and you will be in my situation...My son just turned 15 and starts High School in a month or so...I freaken scared to death lol


Congrats man!

VA Cane

Congratulations Ohio Cane, may God bless you, yours and the future Little Cane at this time. Happy for you friend, that is nice!!!


Montana gets hit for boosters bailing students out of jail, giving free meals:
Obciously the punishments doled out for these things are all over the map, but maybe this is a good sign for us?

Sarasota 'cane

Congrat's Ohio!

Go 'canes!


This is a REAL shocker:

South Carolina cleared defensive end Jadeveon Clowney of any wrongdoing with Jay Z situation, it announced Thursday.

Clowney reportedly had conversations with the rap megastar turned Roc Nation sports agency owner regarding future representation.

“Based on the facts that USC has gathered, Jadeveon Clowney has not had any impermissible conversations nor has he received any impermissible benefits,” South Carolina assistant athletic director Steve Fink said.


More from the $EC:

Florida coach Will Muschamp, coming of an 11-win season, has been given a raise that boosts his annual salary to nearly $3 million per season, Sporting News has learned.

Muschamp, entering his third season at Florida, received an annual increase of $250,000 per season on a contract that runs through 2017. The raise moves his average annual pay through the length of the contract to $2,928,971, an industry source said.


Congrats Ohio you def putting in work my man!!! godbless your lil one and the one thats on its way.

Old Skool

Congrats Ohio
I guess blogging improves fertility.
I better watch it


Alabama lists secondary NCAA violations -- former UM assistant Joe Pannunzio linked

The University of Alabama released an annual report of secondary NCAA violations on Thursday, including one by an unnamed football staffer who "provided impermissible benefits to a prospect and his family and introduced prospects to a booster while at another institution.''

That staffer, according to an Associated Press source: Joe Pannunzio, a former UM tight ends coach/special teams coordinator and current Crimson Tide director of football operation.

Al.com first reported the release of Alabama's public report, which did not identify the person involved.

A source told The Miami Herald earlier this year that neither Pannunzio nor former Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland -- now the O-line coach with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles -- were charged in the NCAA's Notice of Allegations in the case involving former UM booster Nevin Shapiro.

"The penalties levied against the staff member, which also included a trip to a NCAA regional rules seminar and 90 days without any permissible recruiting communications, were self-imposed by Alabama,'' cited the al.com story. "Pannunzio, who makes a $170,000 salary has not received a raise during the past two years."

UM hopes to receive its sanctions from the NCAA in that case sometime before the season begins (Aug. 30 against FAU).



New CANE at 1:55 pm!!


VERY Happy for U Ohio!

The Dude

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Grats dude! Ours is due Aug 9. Canespace fam keeps growing.


Sweer! ^^^^

F' the Turds!


congrats Ohio Cane. Name him Sebastian


"The University of Alabama released an annual report of secondary NCAA violations on Thursday, including one by an unnamed football staffer who "provided impermissible benefits to a prospect and his family and introduced prospects to a booster while at another institution."

Hmmmmm, so if Pannunzio isn't on the NCDoubleA-Holes Notice Of Fabrications...did He come clean...

Did O'Saban Been Lyin' lock em' in a room, and make Him cry like Manny Wright...

How does this effect our investigation, do they add this to our NOAs...


Hmmmmm, so if Pannunzio isn't on the NCDoubleA-Holes Notice Of Fabrications...did He come clean...

Did O'Saban Been Lyin' lock em' in a room, and make Him cry like Manny Wright...

How does this effect our investigation, do they add this to our NOAs...

Posted by: CaneRock | July 26, 2013 at 04:15 PM

Also, if He came clean, does that mean He lied when they interviewed Him the first time(s)...


So Sabah has the coach come clean right when we are about to be free. lol!

Man these guys love to hate the U! They love to hate like most people love to breathe!

Keep moving forward Canes!

Terrance Sullivan

Congrats Ohio Cane!


Thanks all for the love!

Dude, this little girl was due Aug 9th too!! She decided to come today. Lol

Old Skool

So it's a girl. then name her Sebastina.


If a kid goes from "0" stars to 3 or 4 stars it is not because he commits or gets an offer. 90% of those "0" star rankings are not really zero stars they are "not evaluated" and sometimes their offers or commitments bring attention to them and then the evaluators will finally take a look at them and assign them a ranking. Remember these websites and magazines are in it to sell subsriptions, so when a kid gets an offer or a commits to a certain big time program it is the kind of information people pay subscriptions to learn about the kid.


Any source updates on 7 on 7 and UTough this summer?


Lmfaoooo goddamn old skool ..... OHIO i know ur a cane fan please dont name her sebastina


Congratulations Ohio!!! Baby girl came early cuz she wanna see the Canes like everyone else!!


Newest addition to the family was SO pumped about Goldens recruiting efforts she just HAD to see it for herself! She also didn't want to risk missing the beginning of Fall Camp!

She's a Cane, to be sure.

Old Skool


Cornerback Tarell Brown had triggered a $2 million escalator to his 2013 base salary and was scheduled to earn $2.925 million in the final year of his contract. However, since Brown opted to do his offseason training at his home in Texas, instead of participating in the 49ers' workout program in Santa Clara, Calif., that escalator has voided and his base salary has returned to his original $925,000. Brown was also scheduled to receive a $75,000 workout bonus, but that has vanished, as well.


Congratulations Ohio. It's amazing how daughters will change a man.

The Dude

Lol Ohio, any day now is go time. Congrats man.


2010-11 was a year of transition for the Canes. They were coming off a year where they had made it to an above average bowl game (Champs Sports Bowl) and were looking towards the following year with hope of a possible ten win season. However, due to a lack of execution and unmotivated players, Head Coach Randy Shannon lost the team mentally and in so doing, the season. This article will review the players in his last full recruiting class at UM and how they've contributed to the team since arriving on the field and on campus. As you will see, star systems don't necessarily dictate how good a player will turn out. It all comes down to a player's mentality, his opportunity to play and sometimes just flat out luck.

PLEASE NOTE: Seniors have had the opportunity to play in 36 games so far and Red Shirt Juniors have been available to play in 24.

(Sr.) Kacy Rodgers, #32 Cornerback (***)

We will start off with a solid to above average recruit who has been a needed depth player for the Canes. Kacy Rodgers has played in 25 games and last year started 7 games at safety. He isn't the flashiest of players but he has been an above average player on special teams and is currently in the safety rotation with Deon Bush, Rayshawn Jenkins and A.J Highsmith. Last season he finished with 54 tackles and 2 pass breakups.

(RS Jr.) Devont'a Davis, #33 Cornerback (***)

I guess the good feelings will have to stop temporarily after Rodger's... Devont'a Davis redshirted his freshman year on campus but found himself violating team rules shortly thereafter and decided it would be best if he transferred. He landed at Youngstown State where he became a starting cornerback. After his first season with the team he decided to leave the program because he lost his starting spot. Later in that same offseason he rejoined the team and is currently in a cornerback rotation.

(RS Jr.) Travis Williams, #44 Outside Linebacker (***)

When making a decision on which University to choose many times familiarity with the program comes into consideration, as it rightly should. Players need to feel comfortable on their landing spot and Travis Williams sure did. Williams came to UM as a fast riser in the recruiting ranks from the Virginia Beach area. He was rated a three star due to his weight which was roughly 205 lbs coming out of high school, hence why he was redshirted his first year. However, he and a few teammates violated team rules during their first offseason program and he was asked to leave the UM program. The reason I bring up the "familiarity" aspect is because he transferred to..? You guessed it, Youngstown State with Devont'a Davis.

(N.A) Jeffrey Brown, #51 Defensive Tackle (***)

You know when you have a moment in life where you're just standing there and you see something unfolding and you can't do anything about it as it's failing? As I've been writing this review I'm beginning to realize Coach Shannon and especially Coach Golden must have felt that way about this class.

Jeffrey Brown redshirted his first year on campus because he was a raw prospect and a tad bit undersized. In May of 2011 though, Brown was dismissed from the team due to an alleged rape in the UM dorms. Due to this event and UM needing to stay strict on violations because of the Shapiro scandal, Brown was released from his scholarship. It's pertinent to note that Brown was not convicted of rape but lesser charges later on.

(RS Jr.) Jonathan Feliciano, #51 Offensive Tackle (***)

It should be said that this recruiting class did churn out at least one really good aspect for the Canes: offensive line depth. Feliciano has played in 22 games and started 20 of them at Guard and Center. Due to his constant above average play he was rewarded with a 2012 ALL ACC Honorable Mention. In 2011, his first year starting, he didn't allow a sack all season.

(Sr.) Stephen Morris, #48 Quarterback (***)

Just like reviewing what this class gave us in overall talent it's good to review what coaches left once they were asked to leave. Of all the pieces heading into the 2013-2014 season UM is grateful that former Offensive Coordinator Mark Whipple saw talent in unheralded recruit Stephen Morris and offered him a scholarship. Morris played in an offense similar to what UM ran so he decided to commit. Once on campus he gained valuable playing experience every year due to injuries or ineffectiveness by Jacory Harris. With his senior season about to commence he is ranked by many pundits as a top 5 quarterback in all the country and a possible Heisman candidate. As his career comes to an end he will be ranked among the greats in UM history. Currently he has thrown for 4,868 yards and 28 touchdowns which puts him in company with the likes of Vinny Testaverde, Ken Dorsey and other stand out Quarterbacks at Miami.

(Sr.) Allen Hurns, #193 Wide Receiver (***)

We're on a hot streak guys!! Feliciano and Morris have both contributed so we won't stop there. Allen Hurns has been on the field all 3 years he's been with the Canes. Albeit, to be honest, he should have redshirted his first year.. For whatever reason, Randy decided to run him out on like 8 plays his freshman year as a blocking wide receiver on goal line situations which burned that opportunity (not that I'm bitter about it or anything)... Anyways, Hurns has been an above average contributor the last two years. He has hauled in 59 receptions for 729 yards and 8 touchdowns and he's currently in the rotation of the deep receiving stable we have on campus. Technically he's listed as a starter but based on the talent seen the last two years any of the four (Hurns, Dorsett, Scott, Lewis) could be named starters and it wouldn't matter.

(Sr.) Kelvin Cain, #73 Outside Linebacker (***)

Not going to stop, not yet. It feels too good to talk about players that have helped out the Canes. Kelvin Cain was kind of in the Asante Cleveland situation noted earlier. He was a diamond in the rough recruit who had a breakout game or two as a freshman and many saw big things in the future for him. Unfortunately, it just hasn't happened. He has bounced back and forth from linebacker and defensive end during his tenure on campus but has settled back in as a defensive end this year. He plays primarily on special teams which is needed and fills in when a starter or if his backup needs a breather. His career numbers are 45 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and one interception.

(Sr.) Maurice Hagens, #4 Fullback (***)

The unsung hero of the offense for Miami is the fullback. He doesn't get many carries and often times provides a thankless service which is either in pass protection or opening holes for the running backs. Maurice Hagens has done that for the last three years and Coach Golden and others appreciate his efforts. Hagens has rushed the ball on eight attempts for 24 yards so he has gotten his hands on the rock a few times!! I hope this year he gets to carry one in for a touchdown. He's been a pleasant surprise for Miami and we'll see if they utilize the Full Back position in years to come under Offensive Coordinator James Coley.

(RS. Jr.) Jermaine Barton, #83 Offensive Tackle (***)

Well, all good things must come to an end I guess.. I wasn’t able to find much on Jermaine Barton but he redshirted at Miami his freshman year and right before the start of his sophomore season he was asked by the coaching staff to seek a transfer. He wound up at Illinois State and started every game at right tackle for them last season.

(RS Jr.) Malcolm Bunche, Offensive Tackle, No Rating (NR)

Many players have had successful transitions from the Prep School ranks to the college level; we just haven't seen it in this class. Malcolm Bunche is the first to show it can be done (victory?..??). He has started primarily at left and right tackle for Miami in 13 games and has played in 20 of 24 contests. Currently he is listed as the starting Guard in front of McDermott due to his injury in offseason conditioning. It is pertinent to note that last year he often started ahead of Seantrel Henderson who, if you read in part 1, was the number one recruit in UM's class and the 8th player overall that year in the country.

(RS Jr.)Andrew Tallman, #47 Tight End (***)

Andrew Tallman is a classic case of "square peg for a round hole." When he signed with UM he said that he would be willing to play tight end or defensive end, NOT along the offensive line. Golden envisioned him as an offensive lineman (a la Jason Fox?) after his redshirt freshman year and Tallman promptly asked for his release from the Canes. He decided to attend the University of Richmond and played tight end his first year on campus. Due to competition at the position he's moved to defensive end and is looking to crack the rotation next season. From all accounts, he's got a great attitude; he just didn't want to play along the offensive line.

(RS Jr.) Clive Walford, Tight End, No Ranking (NR)

Basketball players playing tight end at UM? Say it ‘aint so! Clive Walford hasn't played on the hardwood for the Canes but he's contributed on the football field an average amount. Please see our State of the U article to read more about Clive and his background. In a nutshell, he played basketball in high school and Coach Shannon decided to take a chance on him. He seems to have the tangibles to be successful (height, speed, body control in traffic) he just needs to put it all together on the field. This year could be a big year for him but we'll have to see. He redshirted his freshman year and in the 13 games he's played, he has started.

(Sr.) James "Jimmy" Gaines, Middle Linebacker, No Ranking (NR)

We're getting there guys.. Only two more players to look back on! Jimmy Gaines was another recruit Coach Shannon took a risk on, he was unranked from a foreign state (NY) that many Cane's fans don't associate with a Miami pipeline. Gaines has been a solid to above average player. He is a tackling machine who currently is in a battle with an underclassman to retain the Middle Linebacker position. Please see the linebacker breakdown for information on his career at UM.

(Graduated) Chase Ford, Tight End, No Ranking (NR)

Unfortunately, there isn't much to say about Chase Ford. He came from Kilgore Community College and many compared him to Jeremy Shockey due to his journey to Miami (you hear THAT Beau Sandland supporters...). He openly admitted that his first year he under-performed to his standards and tried to reaffirm his commitment to the team but again he fell short in the production categories. He finished his two year career at UM with 16 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns.

Breakdown of the Class

All American (1)

• Stephen Morris

Starter (9)

• Seantrel Henderson (LT, RT)

• Brandon Linder (G)

• Shane McDermott (G,C)

• Jonathan Feliciano (G,C)

• Allen Hurns (WR)

• Maurice Hagens (FB)

• Malcolm Bunche (RT,LT)

• Clive Walford (TE)

• Jimmy Gaines (MLB)

Backup (6)

• David Perry (DL)

• Eduardo Clements (RB)

• Tyrone Cornelius (LB)

• Asante Cleveland (TE)

• Kacy Rodgers (S)

• Kelvin Cain (DL)

Transferred (10)

• Storm Johnson (Playing Time)

• Kevin Nelson (Dismissed)

• Keion Payne (Dismissed)

• Jeremy Davis (Academics)

• Darion Hall (Dismissed)

• Delmar Taylor (Academics)

• Devont’a Davis (Dismissed)

• Travis Williams (Dismissed)

• Jermaine Barton (Dismissed)

• Andrew Tallman (Playing Time)

Graduated (1)

• Chase Ford - currently on the Minnesota Vikings Practice Squad (you learn something new everyday…)

Hasn’t Played College Ball (3)

• Tavadis Glenn (Academics)

• Latwan Anderson (Academics)

• Jeffrey Brown (Criminal Investigation)

Overall Impression of this Class

This was the last class Randy Shannon had at Miami. He had just finished a successful season in which his team battled Wisconsin in an above average bowl game and many prognosticators had Miami trending upwards in the rankings for the next season. The reason I bring that up is because with 30 scholarships at his disposal, in my opinion, he took too many chances on "project" type players and especially high risk recruits who had bad attitudes/shady education back grounds. Too many players went the JUCO/Prep route or didn't even make it to Miami at all and this is inexcusable. I accept that players leave for playing time opportunities at other locations, that's normal player attrition. This class, besides a few key players (Morris, the offensive line players) really set Miami back 4 years in recruiting.

I know that may ruffle some feathers and I don't mean to insult our Canes.. It's just after reviewing this list of players, it "irks" me that we didn't go after better/more mature players in the local area with the vast amount of scholarships the coaches had at their disposal.



Congrats Ohio, you've caught up wit me now. Did you have a girl or a boy?


Per Thread Killa..

Travonte Valentine update

Says WE need 1 more DT
Says the DEs are set with AQM and Chad Thomas, he is on the inside and there's 1 spot left
Says he is recruiting Anthony Moten and Adam Torres
Says he's gunning for them and told them to look at the 2001 team
Says if they want that style and leadership, they need to play with him
Says WE can become the team that everybody hates again
Says some people hate him because he grinds to be the best
Says he'll be at the Florida game and that Miami is going to beat Florida



Per CIS Blogger.

Courtel Jenkins update

Poster on tos says he works with his coach and he said CJ has dropped from 320lbs to 295lbs and his first step and explosiveness has improved as a result. Said his determination and training is at another level right now


Q. Wilson and E. Lane both have decided to release a top 5 tonight..how sweet.

Also..Cook is at FNL, but not participating.


The Dude, thanks man! Best of luck to U with yours!

UpNorth, 2nd girl. While I love it now, I'm dreading about 12 years from now. Lol

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