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June 12, 2016





Enough with the OFF TOPIC nonsense.

Keep it Canes, 24/7.



Sarasota 'cane

Nice reset my friend!!

Go 'canes!!


Boom Boom Baby! Go Canes! Beat Arizona!


Thank you



25 trips to Omaha

2nd all time

The little school in Coral Gables that could

1mg of Epi

Oh yea... World Series byatchez!!


Looks like it might be oh and two and a BBQ for another SEC team, TAMU, tonight

Harry Miller

For those of you who think you know about muslims and Allah simply read the book of Surah. I think all of you will learn something. This is all I have to say.


Fire up that grill for LSU, too


The Slugs and the Chanticleers are in the CWS. Say whaaaaat.

Meanwhile, SEC teams are dropping like flies. Only the turds left.

1mg of Epi

Just drove by the stadium... Looks like one of the cranes moved. Progress!!


Sorry for missing yesterdays blogging but it was a very depressing day for me.

I grew up and still live in the Orlando area. I drive by the Pulse every day on my way home from work and seeing what took place yesterday is sickening.

But as most of you saw and like Boston, Orlando is strong. Over 1500 people turned out to donate blood with lines up to 7 hours long. Others donated food and water for those waiting in line.

Sorry to bring this topic up but it hit too close to home. I mean our friends, family members, co-workers could have been there. I scanned the list of victims and luckily, nobody that I know was on it. Keep your thoughts and prayers with the family of the victims and injured and Orlando and we as a nation have got to get together or our kids future will be as if they lived in the middle east.


I went back and deleted more comments from yesterday and some from today. Sorry everybody is not happy all the time. But, not my job.

If you think I have time to sit here for an hour or more to go back and make sure that I got everyone of the offensive tweets you are a sadly mistaken. Last night when I got home from another hard day's work of open houses on Sunday, dinner with the wife and a hot shower and I finally had time to read all of the off topic vile that was on the blog I immediately went in and deleted as much as I could quickly around 10 PM.

I probably deleted over 150 comments that were the worst and missed a few. Trust me it is a difficult and time consuming process that I should have to even do if ever body here behaved themselves. But nobody gets singled out, you are not that important!

Some of the comments deleted yesterday as a group (page deletion) were actually fine but had to go because I deleted a whole page of comments. No way I could do them one at a time and read everyone to single out which ones were or were not offensive.

Likewise some of the ones I deleted from today. But if we are going to stay on topic we need to stay on topic. We have shown we are not mature enough or capable of expressing our opinions without personal attacks and threats of personal harm. The idea always was:

"Attack ideas, not people."

Some people simply cannot take ideas contrary to their own without judging and criticizing others and spewing hate and threats and those people KNOW who they are. When you do that you are actually attacking free speech and when you do that you are 100 times more wrong than the person saying what you don't like or disagree with.

Free speech does not mean "only when you say what I like or agree with". And no one person, or group of people or no political view or party has an exclusive right to the truth, or fairness or justice. Anyone who thinks that is the hater or the bigot or whatever word you want to use to describe the person you are talking negatively about.





The only hosts to survive thus far are TTU and UM, with FU still a possibility (hope they go down bigtime). Never seen anything like it. Coastal Carolina takes down LSU in two straight, UCSB hits a walkoff GS to take down Louisville, and so on.




Go Canes!

On another note, with this statement Kevin Love basically said this is his last game in a Cleveland uniform:



Miami Grand Slam vs BC yesterday.




Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 13, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Was there ever any doubt? Are they favored again next year or are they facing trades, contract issues or aging out?


Love the grand slam and the bat toss but a back flip? That may be over the top. Kind of like Randall Hill running into the tunnel? LOL


Enough with the OFF TOPIC nonsense.

Keep it Canes, 24/7.



Posted by: SOUP | June 12, 2016 at 09:53 PM


Just trying to keep you on your toes!....LOL!


The only hosts to survive thus far are TTU and UM, with FU still a possibility (hope they go down bigtime). Never seen anything like it. Coastal Carolina takes down LSU in two straight, UCSB hits a walkoff GS to take down Louisville, and so on.

Posted by: JCane | June 13, 2016 at 10:04 AM


There is too much parity in baseball. Usually, the team with the best pitching staff will be favorites to win it, but they are on the cuffs of losing to FSU and not even making there.

Miami isn't the best team out there, but they sure do know how to win. Hope they stay hot through the world series!

orange 'n green in the vein

Jim Morris = thumbs up.

National security state = middle finger.

Predictions of the all-American catcher losing 'half' his draft value with his postseason play = thumbs down.


^^^^lol, OGV



AP source: Longtime Gators AD Jeremy Foley, one of the most successful sports leaders in the country, is retiring today

Maybe the CANEZ can finally get a home series with UF now



Baylor has no f@cks to give


Yeah Sinister, but we're thugs because of bat flips





Posted by: Ohio_Cane | June 13, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Was there ever any doubt? Are they favored again next year or are they facing trades, contract issues or aging out?

Posted by: SOUP | June 13, 2016 at 10:34 AM

There's always doubt. It's hard to win any championship. And yes, they'll be favored. 95% of that team will be back. Only 2 contracts up, and they're role players.


OFF TOPIC WARNING...Mortgage rates at historic and THREE YEAR lows as of Friday:



Jim Morris = thumbs up.

National security state = middle finger.

Predictions of the all-American catcher losing 'half' his draft value with his postseason play = thumbs down.

Posted by: orange 'n green in the vein | June 13, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Well played my man, well played! Hey at least I motivated the hell out of Zack to produce. Yeah, that was ME.


Thank U Soup...


Thank U Soup...

Posted by: RCCF | June 13, 2016 at 01:08 PM

I'll take that as a "Thumbs Up"


Posted by: SOUP | June 13, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Hey, wait a minute, what's all this 24/7 Canes talk you were talking about?



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If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG 5 years ago, you would have $33.00 today!

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers 5 years ago, you would have $0.00 today!

But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for the recycling refund, you would have received $214.00.

Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.

And as a bonus...

A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that on average Americans drink 22 gallons of alcohol a year.

That means that the average American gets about 41 miles to the gallon. Makes you damn proud to be an American!


Always good to see real estate info.

Hard to predict where the market is headed, but one thing's for sure, we are NOT at the top of a bubble like a few years back.


Hey, wait a minute, what's all this 24/7 Canes talk you were talking about?

Posted by: thirstybuzzardcane | June 13, 2016 at 01:27 PM

Brief, important, meaningful or funny and NON POLITICAL public service announcements known as OFF TOPIC WARNINGS are granted special permission by the blog operator. You can scroll past if not interested, hence the warning. If you have one to contribute go ahead. If not stick to what U know: UM SPORTS!


Just a record of note, since I live out here in California. The 'Slugs' did not advance in the College World Series it was the 'Gauchos'. The 'Banana Slugs' are the University of California at Santa Cruz mascot while the 'Gauchos' are the mascot for University of California in Santa Barbara.


See there U go...HawaiiCane with a PERFECT example of a great OTW / PSA on The Space!


Good catch. My bad. So many UC's in Cali it's hard to keep up.

It's still sounds strange, though, doesn't it?
The Gauchos and the Chanticleers are in the CWS.

Although Slugs would have been better.


Although Slugs would have been better.

Posted by: Lur-ker | June 13, 2016 at 01:49 PM

Slugs vs Gauchos? That's a toss up.


LOL. When I hear gauchos, all I can think of is some kind of weird pants that I really have no idea what they are.


At least I know what a slug is.


Also, btw, if I'm being honest, I have zero clue what a Chanticleer is. Haven't Googled it.


Mark Richt's first year with Miami could go in a lot of different directions



Gaucho (Spanish: [ˈɡautʃo]) or gaúcho (Portuguese: [ɡaˈuʃu]) is a word with several meanings. In its historical sense a gaucho was "A mestizo who, in the 18th and 19th centuries, inhabited Argentina, Uruguay and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil".[1] Today, in Argentina and Uruguay, a gaucho is simply "A country person, experienced in traditional cattle ranching work".[2] Because historical gauchos were reputed to be brave, if unruly, the word is also applied metaphorically to mean "Noble, brave and generous",[3] but also "One who is skilful in subtle tricks, crafty".[4] In Portuguese the word gaúcho (note the accent) means "An inhabitant of the plains of Rio Grande do Sul or the pampas of Argentina descended from European man and [Amer]Indian woman who devotes himself to lassoing and raising cattle and horses".[5]

Gaucho is an equivalent of the North American "cowboy" (vaquero, in Spanish), the Chilean huaso, the Peruvian chalan, the Cuban guajiro[citation needed], the Puerto Rican jibaro[citation needed], the Venezuelan or Colombian llanero, the Ecuadorian chagra[citation needed], the Hawaiian paniolo[citation needed], and the Mexican charro, which are terms that often connote the 19th century more than the present day; then, gauchos made up the majority of the rural population, herding cattle on the vast estancias, and practicing hunting as their main economic activities.

The gaucho is a national symbol in both Argentina and Uruguay. Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and in literature and became an important part of their regional cultural tradition. Beginning late in the 19th century, after the heyday of the gauchos, they were celebrated by South American writers.


OUCHO GAUCHO! This is not what I think the writers above were talking about BUT this is what I call a "Gaucho"




Recruiting Update

Kind of long but somed good **** in it.

Lengthy by position breakdown with the latest insider juice on the Miami Hurricanes recruiting board for this class and beyond.


Mark Richt and his staff made N’Kosi Perry (Ocala, Fla./Vanguard) an early priority. They went all out for him and got him back in the boat. Perry visited this past weekend and remains solid with the Canes. He’s regarded as the top quarterback in Florida this cycle by many observers. He more than has the goods to compete with Jack Allison for the job once Brad Kaaya departs.


There’s two moving parts with the current commits - Robert Burns (Miami/Gulliver Prep) and Bentavious Thompson (Miami/Southridge). Notre Dame is making a legit push for Burns. He still plans to officially visit Notre Dame October 29 when the Fighting Irish host Miami.

Miami has the help in this situation that could ultimately play to its favor of of holding tight.

Thompson still needs to improve his academic standing (and has time). Meanwhile East Carolina is staying in touch as a plan B if that doesn’t happen.

More so, position coach Thomas Brown has continued his super relationship with Anthony McFarland Jr. (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic) stemming back from his previous job.

(Anthony McFarland Jr. is the nation's No. 4 all-purpose back. He continues to be a Miami and Maryland battle.
McFarland once favored Georgia outright because of Brown. This continues to be a battle between Miami and Maryland, a campus located less than a few miles from his high school.

The key, like many recruitments, is the mom. Right now the mom is good with Miami and is saying all of the right things. Look for this recruitment to still go the limit with officials to both spots for the four-star back, ranked as the nation’s No. 4 all-purpose back.

McFarland was not only the top back at the Washington, D.C. Regional Opening. He was also the top wideout. Wolverine247 insider Steve Lorenz recently logged the first pick on the Crystal Ball for Miami for the electric playmaker. That’s noteworthy going forward. Miami ideally hopes to sign two backs this cycle.


The Canes have three committed - Kevaughn Dingle (Opa Locka, Fla./Carol City), Rodney Scott (Miami/Southridge) and Deejay Dallas (Brunswick, Ga./Glynn Academy) - and they are looking to take four, perhaps five this cycle. The No. 1 target, Jerry Jeudy (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), is still an Alabama, Miami and Tennessee battle.

The Crystal Ball reads 86-percent for Alabama and 14-percent for Miami. Jeudy plans to take his official visits this fall before enrolling early. He’s the lone oversign guy on the Miami board.

Five-star Trevon Grimes (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) is a longtime virtual lock to Ohio State. The mother of the Indiana native would prefer her son to stay close to home but ultimately this one has been done for a while.

Of the out of region targets, Miami is in the best shape with Evidence Njoku (Cedar Grove, N.J.), a Canes legacy.

They are still tied for Camron Buckley (Cedar Hill, Tex.) with Ole Miss. The Crystal Ball favors the Rebels.

Miami is also in the lead group for Tyrell Shavers (Lewisville, Tex.) and Texas A&M verbal commit Keldrick Carper (Plain Dealing, La.), who pledged to the Aggies yesterday.

Texas leads the Crystal Ball 100-percent for Shavers (6-6, 202) who clocked a 4.3 at the Dallas Opening Regional this spring.

Look for Njoku to potentially verbally commit during his summer trip to Miami and then the Hurricanes will be in complete oversign mode for Jeudy.


Miami is done at this spot, like they are at quarterback, with the commit of Brian Polendey (Denton, Tex./Guyer), the nation’s No. 18 tight end. He reminds some of former Hurricane Greg Olsen.


Miami wisely went out of region to the Midwest, an area that mass produces run blockers, and got a steal with Zach Dykstra (Spirit Lake, Ia.). The physical, lean tackle that plays with an edge is set to enroll early.

Miami is hoping to sign four linemen, namely tackles, this cycle. The major need continues to be for more long, lean tackle being one of the biggest priorities on the reshaping of the roster for the new regime.

Despite setting up officials elsewhere, four-star commit Navaughn Donaldson (Miami/Central) remains solid with his pledge with Miami.

South Florida, usually an area that doesn’t produce many offensive linemen, has a half dozen or so this cycle.

Miami will go the distance for Florida commit Kadeem Telfort (Miami/Booker T. Washington), a former verbal commit that visited this past week. They’ll do the same for Kai-Leon Herbert and Tedarrell Slaton (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage).

Michigan is the front-runner for Slaton, a five-star guard, and Florida, slightly ahead of Michigan, leads for Herbert. Both visited Miami Friday.

Miami is very much in the picture for Marcus Minor (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic), along with Maryland, Auburn and North Carolina. Landing McFarland could lead to a package deal with Minor.

The Crystal Ball reads 67-percent for Maryland and 33-percent for North Carolina for the nation’s No. 29 offensive tackle.

Miami, Tennessee, Oregon, Vanderbilt and Auburn comprise the lead group for Nick Brahms (Navarre, Fla.), the nation’s No. 9 guard.

The Crystal Ball reads 100-percent for Auburn, where his sister goes to school.


Miami is done at defensive tackle with its commit from Jonathan Ford (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Dillard). Ford (6-5, 270) has developed significantly in the last year and has a very good upside. Miami is at their numbers with this take and will look to take two in the next class.

This is a position, like most given the scheme shift, that figures to benefit the most going forward as the excitement remains high from the staff with the gains from Gerald Willis III, RJ McIntosh, Anthony Moten and Kendrick Norton.

Miami will look to sign a pair of edge rushers. They remain in the lead group for Jordan Wright, Ford’s teammate. The nation’s No. 28 weakside defensive end was actually set to commit to Miami in late May.

His offer sheet exploded and he’s since pushed that decision timetable back for after his official visits.

The lead group still has Miami, Kentucky, USC, Syracuse, Alabama and Michigan State. He will visit FSU, Syracuse and USC this week.

Owen Carney (Miami/Central) has seen his stock also take off in the last few weeks. Duke still leads Miami and Georgia for the early enrollee. LSU and Alabama are both close to offering him as a 3-4 outside linebacker.

Miami along with Georgia and Virginia Tech was the lead group for Jonathan Garvin (West Palm Beach, Fla./Oxbridge Academy). A late May offer and push from Clemson has the Tigers now leading. He visited Clemson last week for camp.

The confidence for Miami may be the highest for four-star defensive end DJ Johnson (Sacramento, Calif./Burbank).

The nation’s No. 9 defensive end is who they hear the most from. The Crystal Ball reads 67-percent for Ole Miss and 33-percent for UCLA.

The key going forward will be getting the father on the same page. This recruitment likely will go the distance with Miami receiving a January official visit.

Miami is also in the lead group for Jarez Parks (Sebastian River, Fla.), the nation’s No. 4 defensive end and cousin of Hurricanes defensive end Patrick Bethel. Florida leads the Crystal Ball with 100-percent. Alabama, Mississippi State, Clemson and Florida State are all in the lead group for Parks.


Miami’s ceiling is two for takes this class. There’s a greater emphasis to sign six defensive backs with four being cornerbacks than taking another linebacker.

If Miami happens to add another to go with Waynmon Steed (Miami/Central) the top candidates include De’Andre Wilder (Opa Locka, Fla./Carol City), Bradley Jennings Jr. (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood), Ventrell Miller (Lakeland, Fla./Kathleen) and James Houston (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage).

(Linebacker James Houston grew up liking Miami.
Wilder still wants to make his college choice following his senior season. That timeline may not allow for him to have a spot with Miami this cycle if he opts that way.

Jennings’ father played for Richt, giving the slight chance for a flip for the Seminoles legacy.

Miller, perhaps the top backer in central Florida this cycle, continues to list Miami in his lead group.

Wisconsin, who offered first, leads for Houston, who grew up a Miami fan. If anyone of these prospects where to hop in the boat with Miami they would then be done this cycle at the position.


Hurricanes cornerbacks coach Mike Rumph’s position group, one of the thinnest inherited on the roster, has a chance to flip considerably over the next two cycles.

Cornerback commit Christopher Henderson (Miami/Columbus) says he’s solid despite a push from Florida. Henderson is the fastest athlete in Dade Country, as fast of a county as there is in the nation.

His teammate, Oklahoma commit Trajan Bandy (Miami/Columbus), is telling Miami and his friends to be ready for the flip. Miami247 insider David Lake and myself have already flipped the Crystal Ball to Miami for Bandy, as good of a prospect in the city of Miami as there is this cycle.

We still don’t expect Nick Roberts (Orange Park, Fla./Oakleaf) to sign with Miami this cycle. Don’t be surprised to see both parties publicly part ways sooner than later.

Safety commit Billy Gibson Jr. (Miami/Southridge) remains solid and will return to campus later this week with his loaded cast of teammates.

One of those talented teammates, cornerback Shawn Davis, is a heavy lean to Florida. It’s not a matter of if but when he will publicly pledge to the Gators.

Miami made a big impression on Brian Edwards (Miramar, Fla.) who now lists the Canes as his co-favorite with Syracuse. Don’t be surprised to see a public commit from Edwards in the near future and him still taking several official visits this fall before he enrolls early.

Amari Carter (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) is a Miami/Notre Dame battle. He will visit Notre Dame this summer and then could be in a position to pick either way. Notre Dame leads the Crystal Ball.

Edwards (6-3, 190) and Carter (6-2, 172) could play cornerback or safety on the next level. They’ll both get their shot to play on the island, no matter where they pick, to start their college careers.

Miami is also positioned well for four-star cornerback Marco Wilson (Planation, Fla./American Heritage), a Canes legacy. This remains a Florida/Miami battle as his dad played for Miami and his brother starts for the Gators. Wilson visited Friday.

Miami is also in the lead group along with Florida and Georgia for cornerback three-star Latavious Brini (Hialeah, Fla./Mater Academy). Brini, like Wilder, plans to make a late decision and may miss out on his chance to play his college ball instate.

Also look for Miami to soon offer JUCO cornerback Jhavonte Dean ((Brenham, Tex./Blinn College).

Dean has offers from Alabama, TCU and many others. Dean, a Homestead, Fla./South Dade product, has interest in returning home. He would have three years to play two years of eligibility.

Miami would view him as a projected starter and a guy that could instantly help and bridge the gap between the position’s current shortcomings to the potentially promising future.

Miami still plans to go the distance for elite safety Daniel Wright. Wright still favors Florida State ahead of Miami, LSU, Alabama and Clemson. Wright plans to announce on National Signing Day.


Miami, who is in position to land a very talented secondary class this cycle, could have one of it’s best-ever hauls at the position next cycle.

They have an early pledge from Josh Jobe (Miami/Columbus), an elite Top 100 stud. Jobe, who is already 18 as a rising junior, is working to reclassify if possible. If not he would be an early enrollee after prep school in January of 2018.

The Canes also have an early commit from cornerback Gilbert Frierson (Coral Gables, Fla.), a four-star talent and Frank Gore’s cousin.

Verbal commit Thomas Burns (Miami/Northwestern), a Canes legacy, could ultimately wind up being a track scholarship guy.

Miami is the runaway leader for cornerback Al Blades Jr. (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), a Miami legacy prospect, and in the top two with Florida State for his teammate, four-star cornerback Asante Samuel Jr..

Two of Rumph’s former players at Planation, Fla./American Heritage, five-star cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. and four-star cornerback Tyson Campbell, both list Miami in their lead group.

(Patrick Surtain Jr. is the nation's No. 1 cornerback in the 2018 class. Photo: 247Sports)
LSU is still the favorite ahead of Miami, Florida State, Clemson and Alabama for Surtain Jr. Clemson, who offered first, has the slight edge for Campbell.

Both prospects spent ample time with Rumph and Richt Friday while on campus.

Basically, south Florida is loaded beyond belief with secondary talent (somehow even more so than usual) given Samuel Jr., Blades Jr., Surtain Jr., Campbell, Frierson and Jobe, among a host of others.

Miami already has two in the boat, they are lock for Blades Jr. and will go the distance for the rest. It’s a group that should and could make up the entire secondary for the East Squad in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Miami spoke with the coaches of four-star quarterback Cameron Rising (Newbury Park, Calif.) Friday. Oklahoma and LSU currently lead. Miami is working on getting Rising to visit next month. A trip to south Florida would instantly vault Miami back into prime contention.

Keep an eye on four-star athlete Justin Watkins (Ocala, Fla./Vanguard), who could play wide receiver in college.

Watkins, a former LSU pledge, currently favors Florida State over Florida and Clemson.

One dynamic Watkins did say is he wants to play his college ball with his high school teammate and close friend: Miami commit N’Kosi Perry.

Look for offensive lineman Delone Scaife (Miami/Killian) to publicly commit to the Hurricanes soon. I’ve placed a Crystal Ball indicating such.He’s contending for honors as the top offensive line prospect in south Florida in the 2018 class.

Similar to Blades, four-star inside linebacker Billy Joseph (Miami/Northwestern) will ultimately re-commit Miami’s way.


Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word slug is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, a very reduced shell, or only a small internal shell, particularly sea slugs and semislugs (this is in contrast to the common name snail, which applies to gastropods that have a coiled shell large enough that the animal can fully retract its soft parts into the shell).

Various taxonomic families of land slugs form part of several quite different evolutionary lineages, which also include snails. Thus, the various families of slugs are not closely related, despite a superficial similarity in the overall body form. The shell-less condition has arisen many times independently during the evolutionary past, and thus the category "slug" is emphatically a polyphyletic one.

Slugs play an important role in the ecosystem by eating decaying plant material and fungi.[13] Most carnivorous slugs on occasion also eat dead of their own kind.

Most species of slugs are generalists, feeding on a broad spectrum of organic materials, including leaves from living plants, lichens, mushrooms, and even carrion.[13][14] Some slugs are predators and eat other slugs and snails, or earthworms.[13][15].


I know it's early but....PREDITION TIME!!!!!!!

Sep 3 Florida A&M W
Sep 10 FAU W
Sep 17 @Appalachian St. W
Oct 1 @Georgia Tech W
Oct 8 Florida St. W
Oct 15 North Carolina L
Oct 20 @Virginia Tech W
Oct 29 @Notre Dame L
Nov 5 Pittsburgh W
Nov 12 @Virginia W
Nov 19 @NC State W
Nov 26 Duke W


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