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July 14, 2015

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UMike

30....how you think we do this upcoming year?

UMike

David Beckham and his investors hope to move the ball a little closer Friday in their bid to bring Major League Soccer to Miami.

Beckham’s business partner, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure, confirmed he is scheduled to have a video conference with Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado and the mayor’s staff Friday morning to discuss the stadium issue.

Beckham will not be at the meeting, which Regalado said would also address a city cellular project with Sprint.

The meeting comes about a month after Beckham helped revive buzz over his long-sought team when he flew to Miami for a pair of meetings with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Donna Shalala, then finishing up her tenure as president of the University of Miami.

Joined by MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Claure, Beckham discussed the possibility of partnering with UM to build a stadium next to Marlins Park for his soccer squad and UM’s football team, according to various people at the meetings.

Regalado was traveling that day but spoke with the Beckham group by phone and met that week with Shalala about the stadium.

There is no indication the Friday meeting will involve UM, and talks of a joint stadium appear to have cooled. In an interview Thursday, Regalado said he hasn’t spoken to UM officials since his meeting with Shalala last month, who resigned as president in May. He said UM participation appears to be a crucial element for Beckham’s group.

“UM is the component,” Regalado said.

This week, Regalado joined several county commissioners for a meeting on the possibility of extending the county’s rail system to the Marlins Park area if soccer moved there.

In the interview, Regalado said he doesn’t consider the lack of public transit a problem for the Beckham side or UM, based on his conversations with both parties. “I really don’t think transportation is the issue here,” he said.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article27408175.html#storylink=cpy

30CINCO

Who here has said "we should have lost to Virginia or Pitt', or who here has said "we should have gone 6-7"?

I dont think anyone. Matter of fact, everything I have seen stated we should have done better, we should have beaten FSU, we should have beaten Virginia and Pitt. It's why everyone is pissed.

The biggest difference, from my point of view, is one side has decided it's ALL because of Golden vs others who think EVERYONE and MANY things can be pointed to as reasons, including, but not limited to Golden.

In the end, he is the HC, he is the one responsible, yes, everyone agrees and knows this. He will be the one, along with others, who will get fired if it doesn't change.

Go Canes

I think it's safe to say for every recruit ditching because of the nearly 3 days Golden talked to Penn State, 100 scratched us off their list because of the nearly 3 YEARS we were stuck in the Schapiro mess.

30CINCO

30....how you think we do this upcoming year?

Posted by: UMike | July 17, 2015 at 08:35 AM
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The fan in me always says 15-0!

But if I was putting money on it, all my hope is reliant on Kaaya. He takes the next step, we win around 10 and up.

UMike

30...I hear ya...I always wanna go with 15-0...Im scared to make a prediction about this year. Kaaya should be great, but dont have Duke and our OL is a mess. Im happy there have been defensive tweeks also. I hope Golden takes the leach off Coley and the O.

Go Canes

@ByTimReynolds: Asked five colleagues to give a preseason Canes prediction.

Answers: 4-8, 7-5, 8-4, 9-3 and 10-2.

Translated: No one knows what to expect.

Ohio_Cane

Valentine saved face by decommitting from UM, and the PSU rumors gave him an easy way out. A good excuse, if U will. He was never going to qualify here, even though John Drummond aka Genron aka Leader of The Men said he could get into Stanford if he wanted.... But couldn't pass admissions at LSU and couldn't pass a drug test.

UMike

Ohio...I 100% agree with you...just saying

Go Canes

Posted by: Ohio_Cane | July 17, 2015 at 09:02

Of course.

UMike

Its always interesting to look back a few years and see what all those "cant miss" prospects are doing lol

UMike

For those Spacers who are on my Facebook and have seen when I post pics of my gf and I eating lunch on the river...those 4 Marines were killed a couple hundred feet from there. Really close to home...sad times around here in this small town.

Go Canes

Interesting , Kiper said that about our guys on draft day.

Question if it's true, but still interesting.

@ForTheWin: Plaxico Burress rips Nick Saban over comments at SEC Media Days - http://t.co/bCfdWy3rGJ

Ohio_Cane

For those Spacers who are on my Facebook and have seen when I post pics of my gf and I eating lunch on the river...those 4 Marines were killed a couple hundred feet from there. Really close to home...sad times around here in this small town.

Posted by: UMike | July 17, 2015 at 09:49 AM
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Scary to be that close to that type of situation. Glad U and your fam were not involved.

UMike

Ohio..I was actually on a mountain hiking..the plant I work out during the day was on lock down or hours.

raizecane


Answers: 4-8, 7-5, 8-4, 9-3 and 10-2.

Translated: No one knows what to expect.

Posted by: Go Canes | July 17, 2015 at 09:01 AM

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I am riding the Limo again this year and going with 7-5 with a Bowl victory

Dude on a Pale Horse

How many kids were lost in recruiting because Miami hired an unknown commodity that had little to no ties in the community? Compound that with the fact that Randy did burn bridges for the name Miami in local high schools?

UMike

Guys...Coker, RS and Golden both have done wrong....lets try and move past it and hopefully enjoy this year.

raizecane

^^^ agree. Not sure why some just can't seem to let the past go.

20 years from now, someone on this blog will still bring up LC, RS, etc... and the reasons why we sucked for so long. :-)

Go Canes

If only we had hired proven commodities with ties to the local community like Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson when they got here.

Uhhhh...

CaneRock

The problem was we hired in-house guys...UM lifers...guys that didn't bring anything new to the table. RIP to em', but I don't remember Paul Dee doing any big fundraising pushes...Hocutt's the first one I remember doing one. Face it, we were ignorant of the changing landscape of CFB...we became victims of our own success.

UMike

CR..that is well put. I always thought us fans and perhaps admin put to much into the whole "Miami guy" thing. Anyone smart enough knows to build relationships and recruit locally..doesnt take a "Miami guy" to figure that ou.

CaneRock

Jimmy brought a revolutionary defense...Dennis brought a dynamic offense...what does Golden bring?

UMike

A 3 ring binder hahaha

UMike

As much as I dont like how things have went under Golden...and although I have no faith he will bring us "back'..I do think he has done more for Miami than his two predecessors and has done a lot of good here...just not on the field.

Lur-ker

All good factual posts. The evidence clearly show that the rumors of Golden and PSU did NOT affect recruiting.

Valentine and his street agents knew all along he wasn't getting into UM. That would've been the only possible of fact. To say otherwise, is just playing games with the facts and with reality

UMike

No one is "playing games".. there is ZERO evidence it didnt affect recruiting..what "evidence" do you have? You mean since no one came out and said it (actually one did) that is evidence? I am not saying we lost out on anyone...but none of us know if we did. You dont think its possible a rival coach told a kid "look, Golden is already flirting with other schools..you think hes gonna be there all 4 years for you"...you dont think coaches jump on those things right away and try to take advantage?

Neither of us know, so please stop acting you know all thes facts or have all this evidence..its just speculation and opinion.

UMike

I will say I believe it had little it anything to do with the collapse at the end of that recruiting cycle and the NSD disaster. I also believe it gave TV an out and reason to flip to LSU without looking like the bad guy.

TonyCane

I think it had an effect on soft commits like Valentine and on some soft commits elsewhere.

TonyCane

Agree with that, Canerock! Too much complacency!

CaneRock

OF COURSE rival coaches used crappy valley against us in 2014...wouldn't be surprised if they used it against us for 2015.

30CINCO

Kaaya on 560

http://miami.cbslocal.com/audio/560-wqam/

Dude on a Pale Horse

The Adidas party is tomorrow right? Is the team invited? They're making a big deal of the whole thing so hopefully the new uniforms are badass.

Dude on a Pale Horse

They should have set up a live stream for fans.

Dude on a Pale Horse

I guess it's set up to be like a fasion show. I am digging the graphics their putting out, I hope the uniforms make us look like the bad guy.

CaneRock

But don't get it twisted though, even though the HC isn't a "Miami guy", you still need that "Miami guy" element for recruiting. Look at the staff....look at the hires He made in the offseason.

Dude on a Pale Horse

*they're

CaneRock

But don't get it twisted though, even though the HC isn't a "Miami guy", you still need that "Miami guy" element for recruiting. Look at the staff....look at the hires He made in the offseason.

Posted by: CaneRock | July 17, 2015 at 12:39 PM

IOWs...we may have had to adjust to recruiting landscape in CFB, but Golden had to adjust to the recruiting landscape in SoFlo.

UMike

You guys have a good and safe weekend..Im off to spend the weekend at the shelter...never a moment off...if you happen to spend time with a young person this weekend, drop some knowledge on them...later

Go Canes

/\/\/\/\

The man.

Well done and well said.

30CINCO

No UM.....

Beckham group, Miami mayor OK plan for MLS stadium next to Marlins Park

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/soccer/sfl-beckham-s-group-agrees-on-stadium-site-by-marlins-park-20150717-story.html


Ohio_Cane

http://www.theacc.com/video/55a81f8ce4b0685f01840929

Lur-ker

No one is "playing games".. there is ZERO evidence it didnt affect recruiting..what "evidence" do you have?

^^^^^^^^^

Gentlemen, you need to understand a basic concept in logic.

There is also zero evidence that disproves we are not descendants of little green men from Mars who planted their DNA on Earth billions of years ago.

You can use that type of argument to show ANYTHING is possible.

It's fallacious and disingenuous.

argumentum ad ignorantiam - as it's known in the debate world.

There is actually plenty of evidence to the contrary, since other than TV (who knew he wasn't coming anyway), I haven't seen a single quote from a decommit that said this was the reason, and virtually all of them had a statement or gave a reason.

My point has a sound basis in reality, yours is based on disproving a negative. Like my previous example, using your logic, you could say that you had a top secret meeting with the president yesterday because I can't disprove it, so it must at least be a real possibility.

Lur-ker

Another way to look at it, rather than dealing in absolutes, in which proof is difficult either way, is to discuss probabilities. And based on all we know, and all the information we have, the most logical conclusion is that if the rumors had any impact at all, they would have been insignificant. Insignificant is equivalent to no impact. So why are we arguing this?

Demons

Umike , welcome back , but you have to stop talking to certain people on here or you will be going down that same road again.

SinisterCane

Canespace is WAR

calGary cane

Golden runs a good training camp. That is all.

He has one bad coordinator and one unproven coordinator.

The defense cannot make in-game adjustments because the scheme is too difficult. Opposing teams with lesser talent but better coordinators who make the proper adjustments are able to beat us.

I hope I am wrong.

CaneRock

Opposing teams with lesser talent but better coordinators who make the proper adjustments are able to beat us.


Posted by: calGary cane | July 17, 2015 at 03:52 PM

Yep.

Ohio_Cane

Ariz:

Gulliver safety and Canes commitment Cedrick Wright has been one of the most vocal members of Miami’s 2016 recruiting class.

His former high school coach, Jorge Baez, who is now on the Miami recruiting staff, has entrusted Wright with aiding in recruiting efforts.

“I literally just got off the phone with Baez an hour ago. I always tell kids to join the legacy and then they just ask me some questions. There’s a couple kids committed elsewhere that I’m trying to flip,” said Wright.

For Wright, this is all a part of the plan that he says has been in place for a few years now.

“Me and JoJo and Baez and Burns all had this vision when Baez left. So many South Florida kids were leaving because they listen to the critics too much. We know how good we were and that if we came then others would come with us.”

Wright has become close with a couple of Miami recruits that he was not previously tight with.

“Wayne Steed is a great kid (2017). He’s super chill, quiet, and a hard worker. Deion Jackson is another one who is very underrated with an unorthodox style, but he plays with swagger.”

He is also confident that this class will stick together, unlike the last few years.

“I think all the ones who decommitted were the ones who weren’t going to be here. I feel like everyone else is solid.”

At Gulliver, the team is as loaded as it has been in years. Wright believes the maturing they have done will pay dividends.

“Last couple seasons I could say we had a lot of talent, but I feel like this year we have the chemistry that we have been building since we were freshmen.”

The versatile defensive back also thinks that the crown is for the taking in 5A this year.

“I feel like it’s wide open this year because Booker T. is down and we are ready to come in there and make it happen.”

**Wright said that Paul Williams has discussed using him as a roaming free safety, as well as up in the box.

**Wright predicts 8 wins for the Canes this season.

Go Canes

@mattyports: Baseball: 2016 3B/OF Jack Khawly (6-1, 198, Pembroke Pines-Somerset Academy) commits to UM. Updated recruiting board: http://t.co/VQlyeOIjax

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