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February 26, 2014

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SOUP

NEW BLOG IS UP!

30CINCO

Best combo we've had since when? 2000?

Posted by: Go Canes | February 28, 2014 at 10:24 AM
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We know what we have in #8. Gus/Joe/Tucker/Gray all have potential. They gotta prove it on the field first in order to be compared to those guys.

Go Canes

Just the thought of that makes me giddy by the meat.

Best combo we've had since when? 2000?

Ohio_Cane

Even if it's not the case, the move confirms they expect Duke and joe to be 100% for fall which is also great news.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 28, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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AND that they have a lot of confidence in Gus and Tucker.

Go Canes

Even if it's not the case, the move confirms they expect Duke and joe to be 100% for fall which is also great news.

Go Canes

That would be huge and makes total sense Ohio.

Ohio_Cane

Sorry 30, I missed that post.

30CINCO

Is it possible Golden and staff got some good news on another RB we're "supposed" to have, Trayon Gray?

THAT would make this move make complete sense.

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 28, 2014 at 10:14 AM
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Trayone Gray might be another option.

Posted by: 30CINCO | February 28, 2014 at 09:01 AM
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YUUUUP!

Ohio_Cane

Has anyone thought about this Crawford move more than just a knee-jerk reaction?

Is it possible Golden and staff got some good news on another RB we're "supposed" to have, Trayon Gray?

THAT would make this move make complete sense.

Ohio_Cane

#BlackShoesBlackSocks

CaneRock

I don't think Duke's injury prone, but those concussions do give you pause for concern...especially with someone who has a history of migraines. But He's been playing with migraines this long, so...

But I'll tell you what, before the ankle injury, the hit that made me hold my breath, was the hit He took against UF. I thought it was a knee or something...

30CINCO

Just got an email from UM :

"The Miami Hurricanes football team announced Friday that it will take the field during the 2014 season in newly designed uniforms by Nike.

“The timing is right and we want a uniform that speaks to our tradition, yet recognizes current trends,” Hurricanes head coach Al Golden said. “Nike is working on innovative designs with the latest performance technology and we are excited to unveil them this Spring.”

The uniforms that Miami wore during the 2013 season were initially unveiled in 2006. During that time, UM has worn three special edition uniforms: two variations (2009 and 2010), as well as #TheSmoke uniforms and helmets unveiled during the Virginia Tech game this season. Miami also wore its smoke helmets for the 2013 bowl game in Orlando.

“Historically, UM has been a trend setter in college football for uniform designs,” Miami AD Blake James said. “There is no better design team than the group of experts at Nike, and we’re excited about bringing new uniforms to our team and especially our fan base that has been asking for a refreshed look. We have one of the most recognizable brands in college athletics, and we look forward to strengthening that position in the years to come.”

UM is finalizing plans to formally unveil during the coming months. The new fan jerseys will be available at retail stores, including ShopMiamiHurricanes.com, in time for the start of the 2014 season."

Ohio_Cane

StateOfTheU.com ‏@TheStateOfTheU 53s

Why Moving Dallas Crawford to DB is Smart - This transition should provide a spark to a much maligned D. http://sbn.to/1jFsUyy

UMike

He got his bell rung in the USF game when the LB hit him square in the fack mask, snapping his head around and he left the UNC game because a head injury that came on a block when he took a knee to the head. He does look much thicker this year though.

Go Canes

Getting your bell rung isn't being injury prone in my opinion. That happened to him twice last year, both times laying himself out on a block I believe.

The ankle was a freak thing.

He could get 200+ carries next year without a problem or have a season like last one. That's just the game.

Ohio_Cane

I hear ya, and we'll always worry about Duke's health. He's the star. It was his first year carrying the load and this year he'll be even bigger. Golden said he'll play around 206 this year. Should help.

UMike

He broke is ankle and had a head injury. And there were plenty of times he was slow to get up or came out of he game for a few plays. Like I said, maybe not injury prone, but seems fragile. His freshman year he shared carries, and his first full year he we down a couple times... just something to keep an eye on I guess.

UMike

He left the UNC game with a head injury also

Ohio_Cane

Ohio.. He had the ankle and I thought he had a concussion also..... but was banged a few times. Im just saying he is small and there more than a few times he had to come out of the game. So maybe not injury prone, but he seems fragile.

Posted by: UMike | February 28, 2014 at 09:14 AM
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He left halfway through the UNC game and FSU game. That's all I remember. More than we would like, but not to start calling him injury prone, IMO.

Terrance Sullivan

Great blogging peeps. Keep it going. Hope everyone has a great Friday. Hoping the best for Hunter.

UMike

Ohio.. He had the ankle and I thought he had a concussion also..... but was banged a few times. Im just saying he is small and there more than a few times he had to come out of the game. So maybe not injury prone, but he seems fragile.

Ohio_Cane

Duke is injury prone and Yearby is tiny. We have 2 freshman coming in at safety. I guess both positions are thin. Im sure if Duke or Yearby get hurt he will switch back.

Posted by: UMike | February 28, 2014 at 08:34 AM
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Injury prone? Last year was his first year with any injury that I can remember.

Granted he had 2 minor ones with his head, but those were elevated because he suffers from migraines. Then the ankle. What else?

One year being unlucky with certain hits does not equal "injury prone". Don't think he was injured his whole HS career or in his Freshman year.

Unless I'm forgetting something.

Ohio_Cane

Jordan Cronkite is a beast. He's better than Jordan Scarlett.

Posted by: The Dude | February 28, 2014 at 06:30 AM
The Dude

Tim Irvin is a little beast.

Posted by: The Dude | February 28, 2014 at 06:32 AM

Agree x 2.

30CINCO

Johnson is shorter than Dallas but a little heavier as DC is 5'10-195, let's see how he holds up.

Trayone Gray might be another option.

UMike

^^^^ The 201 weight came from ESPN, IDK his current weight, but Miami has him listed at 196 lbs.

UMike

Johnson came from Iowa and is another small back at 5'8 and 201 lbs. Gus needs to run low, and hopefully the staff can get him to do that. If he keeps running "up" he wont be able to take advantage of his 235lbs frame. Johnson had 18 carries for 79 yards (4.4 avg) in 2011 at Iowa.... I also found this...

"Iowa has dismissed running back De'Andre Johnson after the sophomore had two minor run-ins with police last week.

Johnson was cited for speeding and eluding arrest on Saturday for allegedly driving his motorcycle 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and failing to pull over immediately for police. Just two days earlier, Johnson was ticketed for maintaining a disorderly house after neighbors called police about a loud party at his residence.

"I am disappointed that things didn't work out better for De'Andre," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement. "We wish him all the best moving forward."

Johnson played in four games in 2011, rushing 18 times for 79 yards."

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Johnson is from Miami (Monsignor Pace) and was a 3-Star recruit and Iowa was his biggest offer.

30CINCO

Gus has to get better, Walter Tucker can run it every now and then but most likely a FB, then we have this kid Deandre Johnson who I am not familiar with but is supposed to be good.

UMike

Duke is injury prone and Yearby is tiny. We have 2 freshman coming in at safety. I guess both positions are thin. Im sure if Duke or Yearby get hurt he will switch back.

30CINCO

Moving Dallas is a little puzzling. But once you look at the depth at safety, you can see why we we needed more bodies. Its pretty much Bush and Jenkins, backed up by Carter and freshmen.

RB position looks a little thin tho. Duke's and Joe's rehab has to be ahead of schedule in order for them to make this move, imo. Hopeful it turns out great for all.

UMike

I just cant believe the bill got started and made it that far. That is just crazy in todays society. Didnt they try to pass (or did?) some crazy immigration law too?

UMike

So Tebow is out recruiting for Meyer and OSU huh? lol.. Wonder how Florida fans feel about that haha

CaneRock

UMike, IMO, that bill didn't get pulled because it was socially divisive, it got pulled as a business move...NAMELY!, the NFL threatening to pull next years SB. And there were other big corporation threatening not to do business in Arizona.

But AFAIC,Arizona should've BEEN! boycotted, especially with that racist,xenophobic,self hatin' bastard in Maricopa County (Joe Arpaio)...that clown is the modern day version of Bull Connor.

PHUCK! Arizona!

UMike

According to Rivals, 4-Star DB Hunter Dale grew up wanting to play DB for Miami. Has Miami offer..

http://rivals.yahoo.com/miami/football/recruiting/player-Hunter-Dale-142908

Go Canes

@ChrisFreet: We will be delivering some good news to the email boxes of Hurricane Club members and Season Ticket holders around 9 am. #Renewed

UMike

CR...Im not saying Jenkins is a lock, but we have talent there and no depth at RB... just seems odd I guess. With Yearby looking like he will get 2nd strong carries, maybe Crawford asked for it. I like Crawford, hopefully he has an impact on the D

UMike

Did Arizona really just try to pass a law that would allow business to discriminate against gay people? Geez, what is this 1960... Glad it got shot down. I understand if you dont like someones preference, but you should NEVER have the right to discriminate.

CaneRock

From all I have read he will most likely play safety, but I thought we had good talent at Safety and 2 studs coming in in Hester and Gayot.

Posted by: UMike | February 28, 2014 at 06:18 AM

I actually agree with D'Onofrio about Jenkins, RJ needs to be more consistent back there. Can't have any more games like the Duke game, if He wants to hold that starting spot.

CaneRock

Now see, this is the crap some of us wonder about on here, WHY we gotta be "haters"? NOBODY said a word about Al Golden. I commend Golden for paying His respects to the Nicholas family, but this tragedy is NOT! about no damn Al Golden!

Dude on a Pale Horse

My new espresso machine was supposed to be here today. Now UPS is saying its delayed due to bad weather in SLC. This angers me.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Tim Irvin is a little beast.

Dude on a Pale Horse

Jordan Cronkite is a beast. He's better than Jordan Scarlett.

UMike

From Tito...


Small Peek into 2016

Miami's D-line class in 2014 was great, but looking a little farther into the future if the 'Canes can play their cards correctly they can land two more 4/5 star caliber defensive ends in 2016.

First, I must give credit where it's due. Credit to Blackvern for spotting Shavar Manuel from Tampa Blake (Fla.). Manuel is almost Jadaveon Clowney size as he's already 6'3 240 pounds as a sophomore. Granted, most would say he is a future DT, but his tape shows you other wise.

Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/324008...ghts/112681375

he already holds a Miami offer and named the 'Canes and Florida as 2 schools standing out to him.

The other defensive end is Patrick Bethel from Vero Beach high school. Bethel is another great end prospect who shows great technique and never gives up on the play. The Canes are one of his main offers right now and he's highly interested.

Highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/300548...ghts/104198379

I know this is probably way to early to be talking about, but I figured it something to keep an eye on.

UMike

Nash...

After a breakout year at John I Leonard high school, 2015 wide receiver Tavares Martin has garnered the attention of many top college programs.

However, Martin recently transferred to Dwyer high school after his offensive coordinator resigned at John I. Leonard.

"I was talking to college coaches while evaluating my decision and they were just giving me good input about how I just need to be developing as a player so that I can compete on the college level," said Martin.

"After sitting down with everyone at Dwyer, me and my daddy came to the decision that I was going to go there. Pretty much based on because they put tons of players in college every year," said Martin.

Martin, who stands in at six-foot-one 165-pounds, currently holds offers from top schools like Miami, West Virginia, Ohio State, UCF, North Carolina and Florida State among others.

Martin picked up his offer from Miami while he was visiting for the Florida game last season.

"I was real happy you know, because if you get an offer from Miami it's pretty huge and it definitely means a lot," said Martin.

Miami was one of the first schools to show interest in Martin and he appreciates that. So what were some other things that stuck out about Miami for Martin?

"They're good you know. They my hometown team so you got to like them since they in my backyard," said Martin. "They had one of the best teams when I was a kid growing up, and they're still considered one of the top teams today."

Miami head coach Al Golden and receivers coach Brennan Carroll are the coaches Martin talks to most.

"We just talk about how I fit into the system and how they really like me as a person and a player. We get to talk about the school and basic stuff like how the campus looks and all that," said Martin.

Martin is definitely one of the most underrated playmakers in the state for the 2015 class. How does he describe his play on the field?

"I'm definitely physical. I'm the type of receiver that can spread the field. I can make my presence felt vertically. I don't have a whole lot of size but I make the best of the size I do have," said Martin.

Here are his highlights: http://www.hudl.com/athlete/o/134686...ights/14104373

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2317-Dwyer-WR-Tavares-Martin-is-impressing


To bad this kid transferred to Dwyer, wont be coming here

UMike

Tito...

2016 Vero Beach (Fla.) defensive end Patrick Bethel may have had a good sophomore season, but he isn’t settling for anything.

“The way I feel is that there’s always room for improvement. In the eyes of some people I may have had a good season. I always want to get better and be able to dominate until the last play.”

Bethel has been working with his father by lifting weights and also running with him.

“I’m doing a little bit of everything. I’ve got my father he really helps me a lot, he’s stepped in as a mentor and my coach. I’ve been doing some footwork, some strength training, some speed training. I’m just trying to get bigger, faster and stronger.”

Bethel’s father is a familiar face for Miami Hurricane fans as he played for Miami from 1988 to 1990.

While the 6’3 230 pound prospect says his father’s history at Miami won’t play a big role, he does admit his father is playing a huge role for him in the recruiting process.

“He doesn’t really talk to me specifically about Miami, the most important thing for him is getting an education, so whenever we talk about schools he wants me to get an education. But for him having played at Miami and the Pro’s for a period of time it really helps to know what it takes to get there.”

Miami is one of the schools who has been showing interest in Bethel along with a number of other schools.

“Because I’m a sophomore I can’t really talk to many, but from what I know I’m getting looks from Miami, Northwestern, UCF, Louisville. I always want to work and get recognized by everybody.”

The Vero Beach product isn’t very familiar with Miami, but did get a chance to watch them earlier this past season against Virginia.

“I went to one of their games and I really did enjoy that atmosphere and some of the other recruits that were there. I haven’t really gotten a chance to see them at this point, but I did like it.”

http://www.canesinsight.com/content/2318-2016-DE-Bethel-Focusing-on-Football

UMike

I guess it really doesnt matter who plays RB in the Spring, but I thought we had depth issues at RB, so for that reason the move is surprising. From all I have read he will most likely play safety, but I thought we had good talent at Safety and 2 studs coming in in Hester and Gayot. Ariz said Crawford was excited about the switch, so we will see.

UMike

I give Golden credit where it is due, but I also call him out on things he needs to be called out on. Nothing wrong with that. Now D'No on the other hand.... lol

canezilla


Lol @ PeterAriz. A "recklessness" that will, in a short time be considered freelancing and will get him called out by the "Defensive" staff. Good luck Crawford, you're gonna need it on Mark's side of the ball.

Posted by: The Dude | February 27, 2014 at 06:15 PM
SAD BUT TRUE

Dude on a Pale Horse

Sorry SOUP ;)

I'll behave now.

Dude on a Pale Horse

The good news Duke and Joe don't go into the Fall injured. We really need a healthy Duke to be a good offense. I'm kinda worried Gus will get too many carries.

SOUP

Canes who will not participate in spring ball due to previous injuries: Duke Johnson, Joseph Yearby, Braxton Berrios, Corn Elder.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 27, 2014 at 04:19 PM

That is a LOT of talent on the sideline. Maybe more than some teams have in total? LOL

Dude on a Pale Horse

How about CoCane?

Dude on a Pale Horse

Anyone heard from Willie Will?

Dude on a Pale Horse

Yeah, some topics do get beat to death. But last year had a really unsatisfying end, and its a long time until kickoff. People are gonna debate something... so long as it doesn't get personal or bash a kid on the team or recruit, then game on in my opinion. There are hundreds and thousands of comments here weekly. So much more to talk about than what to tell people not to talk about. That's my 2.

Terrance Sullivan

True no one is forcing anyone to participate in any given discussion but some will beat a certain topic to death. But of course some will act like that never happens. Yea right.

Dude on a Pale Horse

CanesAllAccess posted a nice tribute to JoJo on Youtube.

God forbid people should have to read a conflicting opinion here. I think the back and forth is a healthy thing for the blog so long as it isn't taken too far. No one is forcing anyone to participate in any given conversation.

Terrance Sullivan

Well said Montreal-Cane.

Montreal-Cane

Ohio almost at the same time...Very touching tribute to # 29.

And to all the haters please stop bashing Al Golden at least until the new season. Stop playing your broken record...Many of us are sick of it.

Montreal-Cane

Al Golden ‏@GoldenAl · 50m
God gained a gr8 teammate last nite. 1 that achieved ultimate in athletics.He honored & maximized gifts bestowed him.

http://youtu.be/j2Dv0clU14k

Ohio_Cane

@GoldenAl: God gained a gr8 teammate last nite. 1 that achieved ultimate in athletics.He honored & maximized gifts bestowed him. http://t.co/c6L4eQ3ssl

Canesteeler

It is tragic anytime a parent hast to bury their child. RIP Jo Jo.

CaneRock

Barry Jackson:

Al Golden is not talking to the media until Saturday, and UM didn’t give a reason for moving Crawford, who averaged 4.2 yards per carry last season. But it strongly suggests Miami expects Edwards and Yearby to get nearly all of the carries behind Johnson in 2014. Tucker likely will play fullback.

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/02/examining-um-spring-subplots-including-notable-position-switch-hickey-addresses-issues-heat.html#storylink=cpy

CaneRock

DC to DB?...IIRC, the staff pulled this same move with Clements, only to move Him back to RB...who knows. And maybe they think that Tucker will settle in at RB or FB...Tucker may actually be a legit prospect...big,fast kid. We'll see.

Go Canes

@mattyports: Miami spring football preview: breaking down key position battles for #Canes, who hit the field at 9 a.m. Saturday. http://t.co/s7pf5XpKbo

Dude on a Pale Horse

Lol @ PeterAriz. A "recklessness" that will, in a short time be considered freelancing and will get him called out by the "Defensive" staff. Good luck Crawford, you're gonna need it on Mark's side of the ball.

Go Canes

@PeterAriz: I am a big fan of the Crawford move. Played safety out of HS and is an instinctual football player. This forces Edwards to step up as well

Go Canes

@PeterAriz: Crawford also brings a “recklessness” to a defense that has sorely lacked that attitude. Good sign that they trust in Yearby’s recovery

Ohio_Cane

Chip Brierre ‏@chipbrierre 2m

The #Canes RBs officially listed at that pos. and ready for Spring camp are Gus Edwards, Walter Tucker, and De'Andre Johnson


Well, there U go.

Ohio_Cane

Go, I mean I get the move with Crawford being a DB coming out of HS. But with Yearby AND Duke missing Spring, it's... odd. To say the least.

Go Canes

We'll get the story soon enough I guess. Sure is strange which is why I wonder if he asked.

He has to see three backs in front of him this year with Walton and who knows who else to follow.

Only thing I can think of.

Ohio_Cane

I wonder if he asked for the move Ohio.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 27, 2014 at 04:41 PM
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I don't know, but that leaves only Gus as RB for the Spring... WTF?

Go Canes

I wonder if he asked for the move Ohio.

Ohio_Cane

Barry Jackson ‏@flasportsbuzz 1m

UM says it has moved Dallas Crawford to defensive back. Leaves Miami short-handed at RB this spring.


Oh boy... What's happening?

Go Canes

@mattyports: ICYMI, #Canes who will not participate in spring ball due to previous injuries: Duke Johnson, Joseph Yearby, Braxton Berrios, Corn Elder.

Ohio_Cane

Video: Spring begins at Miami http://es.pn/Mzlxwn

Ohio_Cane

FIU beating Marlins 5-3 after 5. LOL

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | February 27, 2014 at 02:36 PM
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Marlins rally back to win 9-5

KYcane

JoJo is in Heaven with Sean watchin' out for all CANEZ

Posted by: SinisterCane | February 27, 2014 at 02:31 PM

With his previously departed infant son in his arms for eternity.

Go Canes

@Safid_Deen: Plantation TE Ravian Pierce announces he's going to play college football at Mississippi St.

CaneRock

^^^^^^^^^^ I'll definitely donate. And even in tragedy, it's good to know JJN left behind a son...somebody to carry His name.

RIP.

Ohio_Cane

proCanes.com ‏@proCanes 2m

#Canesfam JoJo's Family needs HELP! Please donate 2 help w/ funeral expen & help his newborn son http://bit.ly/Mz4FWA #RIPJoJo

Ohio_Cane

Oh, and FIU is using wood bats.

Ohio_Cane

FIU beating Marlins 5-3 after 5. LOL

SinisterCane

JoJo is in Heaven with Sean watchin' out for all CANEZ

30CINCO

Miami weathers the storm of “negative recruiting”

http://recruiting.blog.ajc.com/2014/02/27/miami-weathers-the-storm-of-negative-recruiting/

RCCF

Rest in Love JoJo..

I also believe a special thank U is involved to the family of JoJo for lending their son to our lives for the purpose of football entertainment....

Special Thank U to Al Golden for being a Genuine Dude...It speaks Volumes for him to show up and be with that family as he is one of their own....Huge Volumes super loud Swooshes for U sir..

CaneOn Heads Up

RCCF12%

UGoCane

JoJO's passing makes us stop and think how much we should appreciate these athletes that make us happy representing our Team..
the 'U'.

We should also be cognizant, that it is so easy for us to talk about "Family" and throw that word around with no rhyme or reason.
Here it becomes real....A young, vibrant 'Cane has passed, and we all mourn together...As "FAMILY"

We wish strength to those who loved him, and treasure the memories he gave us..
RIP JoJo.

CGNC

RIP Jo Jo. #Sad

Ohio_Cane

^^^ I thought I was on the wrong site. LOL

SOUP

THIS IS A GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE CANESPACE WAY:

I didn't see anything UMike but either way no worries. It's all good.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 27, 2014 at 08:16 AM

Go Canes... I said that I appreciate the info you brought the day before and said my bad for the jabs I took at you

Posted by: UMike | February 27, 2014 at 08:21 AM

It's fine UMike. Same here.

Posted by: Go Canes | February 27, 2014 at 08:24 AM

MAKE A MENTAL NOTE OF THIS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

Go Canes

@mattyports: #Canes spring football practice schedule dot jpeg, for your planning purposes. 12 public sessions on campus. http://t.co/8lzjXM1TTk

Ohio_Cane

Matt Porter ‏@mattyports 23s

#Canes spring football practice schedule dot jpeg, for your planning purposes. 12 public sessions on campus. pic.twitter.com/8lzjXM1TTk

Ohio_Cane

@anthony_moten95: My teacher told me to make a goal for this year first goal December 6 Miami Hurricanes will be in the ACC championship!

30CINCO

Miami Hurricanes Artie Burns and Phillip Dorsett: Fast in meters or yards

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/27/3961963/miami-hurricanes-artie-burns-and.html#storylink=cpy

LA3

The death of any person leaves an empty space in the life of those around them...A space this is never filled. Thoughts and prayers to JoJo's family, friends, and all who knew him. May he rest in peace!

Ohio_Cane

@smillerdegnan: Front page of today's Miami Herald sports. pic.twitter.com/dBdO1QM38D

canedolfan386

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canedolfan386

With #26 and #29 up there. Fsu wrs look up in the sky and damn now I know I cant get in. Rip jo jo heavens defensive backfield just got stronger.

thirstybuzzardcane

Rest in peace JoJo!!!.....You and your son are in a special place together!!!!

raizecane

Another life taken way too soon.....RIP JoJo.

This is why i tell my wife and kids I love them everyday. This is why i hug and kiss them every night. Becaude there is a always that chance where you can never do it again.

One of my favorite bands, Black Sabbath had a song where the lyrics said "live for today for tomorrow may never come". I try to go by that motto each and every day.....

trianglecane

Rest in Peace JoJo

NativeCane

Sad day, RIP Jo Jo Nicholas.

Thanks for the memorys (Ohio State) and many others!

God bless family, friends, and Cane Nation!!!

Dem Canes!!!

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