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March 18, 2020


58 Straight



John Prine an American treasure in critical condition tonight


If you are watching a lot of TV rent Green Door, a great true story


Pretty sweet deal

Adopt a rescue dog and Bush buys you beer for 3 months.

Nothing better to run across here in Georgia than a guy on a three month drunk and his sketchy azz mutt.


Straight up beast

Posted by: solarcane | March 29, 2020 at 07:42 PM

That's what she said.

Well that and I am gona finish pressure cleaning my decks. So there is that too.


Friends sending us pictures of L.A. With no smog over the city, first time in the 20 years they have lived there.

Mother Nature saying see how it could be if you kept your shyt together.


Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 29, 2020 at 05:06 PM

Straight up beast


I remember that hit that ST26 put on PK Sam! So many great plays that didn’t make that highlight video


Its been so long that I forget how good the Canes actually we’re.

I just watched that Seán Taylor one hour highlight Video from his days at Miami, and I can confidently say that he is the best defensive player I have ever seen at any level of football.



And all you old farts out there stay home and be extra careful!

Posted by: pb | March 29, 2020 at 05:59 AM

don't light a match?


Well this is some mess we've gotten ourselves into.

Hope everyone out there is safe and healthy.

And all you old farts out there stay home and be extra careful!


Posted by: solarcane | March 28, 2020 at 09:01 PM

great find!!


Imagine where Florida would be if u went back 10 years.

Terrance M Sullivan

Continue to stay Safe everyone. I love y'all!


This is from awhile ago, when people were still calling us Thug U
We barely crack the top 50 back in 2015, now I doubt we even get in below 75.

Outkick the Show

The Most Arrested College Football Teams In America

So Mike Rosenberg did great work and uncovered that there had been over 900 arrests in FBS college football over the past five years. That’s an average of one arrest every other day.

The thing that jumps out the most here isn’t the number of arrests — although that’s remarkable — it’s that this is the stuff that these guys got caught doing. Think about all the things they’re doing that they’re not getting arrested for. Remember when you were in college. Every single one of us could have been arrested for something — underage drinking at a minimum — yet most of us were never arrested at all. That’s because you get arrested a small percentage of the time that you actually do something illegal. So how often are football players doing illegal things? Like every hour of every day.

So which schools had the most arrests over the past five years? Well, he broke that down as well. And there’s a surprise leader.

1. Washington State 31

Holy hell, this is what happens when you’re a team that gets no attention and you’re located in the middle of nowhere. Is Washington State a football team or a criminal syndicate?

2. Florida 24

Interestingly, if you combine Florida and Ohio State’s arrests, Urban Meyer would be number one on this list.

3. Georgia 22

Totally where I would expect to see Georgia, the Bulldogs can’t even get the most arrests in the SEC, they Georgia’d it.

3. Texas A&M 22

Fun fact, the only place that carries the Longhorn Network in College Station? Jail.

5. Oklahoma 21

Gotta give it to Bob Stoops, he finished behind three SEC teams even on this list.

6. Iowa State 20

Don’t judge. If you lived in Ames, Iowa you’d get arrested too. Jail is actually the most fun attraction within 100 miles.

6. Missouri 20

Lots of people questioned whether Mizzou belonged in the SEC. Leave aside the back-to-back SEC east titles, this arrest record is prima facie evidence that they’re in the right conference.

6. Ole Miss 20

Hugh Freeze is going to take these boys straight to church. (Where they will then abscond with the offering plates).

6. West Virginia 20

I’m convinced Morgantown, West Virginia is like Deadwood. Every morning they feed the dead bodies to the hogs.

10. Florida State 19

Imagine what FSU’s arrest rate would be if Tallahassee police actually arrested football players.

10. Tennessee 19

The Vols are back, baby. (This also means six of the top ten most arrested teams in the country are from the SEC).

12. Alabama 18

In 2011 I met a sheriff at the Alabama-LSU game in Tuscaloosa. He had a national championship ring that Saban gave him. No joke.

12. Iowa 18

Iowa and Iowa State represents the most felonious rivalry in college football.* *Between two teams that never win anything.

12. Kentucky 18

You’d think Kentucky would be better at football with this arrest rate.

15. LSU 16

LSU’s arrest rate is top 15 in the country, yet just the 9th best in the SEC. That’s so Les.

15. Marshall 16

The Thundering Herb break up the big five conference football run with some non-major five arrest respect.

15. Oregon State 16

Again, a middle of nowhere Pac 12 school with a huge arrest rate.

15. Pittsburgh 16

Pitt beating out Florida State for the ACC’s highest arrest rate would have been a major upset. So of course Pitt kept it close and then choked.

19. Arkansas 14

Fun fact: 12 of these are actually Houston Nutt arrested trying to sneak into Old Country Buffet.

19. Michigan 14

This is all Rich Rod’s fault.

19. Oklahoma State 14

This number would have been much higher, but T. Boone Pickens bought the Stillwater police department in 2012.

19. Purdue 14

Even Purdue’s arrested football players are bad.

23. Auburn 13

Auburn is ranked 23rd in the nation for arrests, but just 11th in the SEC.

23. Colorado 13

Confession: Every now and then I forget Colorado actually has a football team.

26. Nebraska 12

You know the program is in stiff decline when Nebraska can’t even make the top 25 of arrests any more. Lawrence Phillips used to do that by himself.

26. Ohio State 12

Urban Meyer will have them top five in arrests in no time.

28. East Carolina 11

This is the strongest case ECU has made for inclusion in the SEC.

28. Mississippi State 11

Odds someone from State emails asking why the Bulldogs are rated so low here? 100%.

28. Oregon 11

See what happens when you decriminalize weed? No one gets arrested any more.

28. Penn State 11

(Insert Jerry Sandusky was framed comment from Nittany Lion truthers.)

28. TCU 11

The most arrests for a private school. Well done, Gary Patterson.

33. Syracuse 10

This number would be much higher, but in 2010 Syracuse police implemented a new policy: you can’t be arrested when there’s a foot of snow on the ground.

33. Texas 10

I kind of want to see Urban Meyer get named the head coach of Texas just to see what he could do with this number.

33. Central Michigan 10

33. Middle Tennessee 10

33. Western Kentucky 10

39. Arizona State 9

Arizona State is the only school on this list where the football team actually has a lower arrest rate than the student body.

39. Cincinnati 9

39. Illinois 9

39. South Carolina 9

No joke here, Steve Spurrier’s guys never seem to get arrested compared to the rest of the SEC. They have the 13th most arrests in the conference, only Vanderbilt has fewer.

43. Arizona 8

43. Bowling Green 8

43. Colorado State 8

43. Georgia Southern 8

49. Baylor, Indiana, Louisville, Miami, Michigan State, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Northern Illinois 7


Posted by: solarcane | March 28, 2020 at 04:52 PM

thank you for that one!


Travel plans for the week

Walk to the front window
Walk to the back window.


sorry Aero my bad


Bubba B transfers from Miami to Houston while King transfers from Houston to Miami, thanks Houston!

Posted by: solarcane |

I read this and thought bubba Bolton - I was like wtf - lol


"The Herb says pollen sux."

i hear you, herb!
didn't get allergies until about 50; but now end of january to beginning of june i live with itchy-/teary-eye-syndrome . . . when i walk downtown, the people probably think i've been hittin' the bottle too hard; that or my wife just left me for another man

february was much easier this year, since my neighbor knocked down all his hazelnut trees


our buddies at U of F did something good:

"A professor of anesthesiology at the University of Florida is building an open-source ventilator out of items consumers can buy from hardware stores as a way to meet the demand for ventilators since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, WCJB reported. The cost? Anywhere from $125 to $150."



The Herb says pollen sux.
Runny nose, cough. My car looks yellow instead of metallic Grey. Sitting outside catching Ray's. Can't go to the gym, so I had to pull my dog bone weights out, just to be able sweat a little and ride the bike. Not quite as bad as jail but seems close. Everyone stay safe and my advice is to drink heavenly, easy for me to say, since my limit is 3 stinking beers, which really does suck!


After transferring to NAIA, Williams continued to have trouble off the field. In 2013, Williams was found guilty of second-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Posted by: solarcane | March 26, 2020 at 11:45 AM

The article was inaccurate on that account. He's now running a gym for young athletes.


Hunker down Canespacers.

New York is about to get shut down, no way in, no way out. New Jersey and CT and New Orleans are next. South Florida maybe down the road.

Hug the people you love the most in your homes.

Tell people you love them.

Be smart, be safe.

Blog often!


Athlon projects two Hurricanes as first round picks in 2021
ByDAVID LAKE 99 minutes ago

Athlon Sports provided a look ahead to the 2021 NFL Draft in their 2020 Draft Guide.

The magazine released a Top 50 list of names to know for next year’s draft.

The Miami Hurricanes had two players on that list.
Tight end Brevin Jordan ranked as the No. 17 overall player on the list.
Defensive end Gregory Rousseau checked in as the No. 29 overall player on the list.

Those rankings would make both Jordan and Rousseau first round projections


Bubba B transfers from Miami to Houston while King transfers from Houston to Miami, thanks Houston!


Good for you girl.
You have always impressed me with the way you put the work in to stay healthy.
We have been spreading pine straw around the trees,tilling up the flower beds,cutting grass and all the usual spring stuff too.

I wish you and your daughter well, you are a good example to her.


Hi all! Glad everyone is humming along.

Solar, I have gone jogging the past few days, but probably won't today because it has been very dry here and the dirt roads kick up the dust - I have been using the paved roads but there is still dust in the air.

And I am going to finish pressure washing my deck - no time like now for the home projects

That is what she said :-)


curly was a classic! rip



Hope you and your family are doing well Big Windy

Posted by: solarcane | March 27, 2020 at 09:23 PM

Thanks Solar. Same to you and your family !

I agree with you about UNC being well coached, and Howell is definitely a top QB in the ACC. But I think our defense is more athletic this season, and we will shut teams down and get more turnovers this season.

More importantly, I really like Lashlee and this offense. We will see see an explosive offense that he designs around his weapons. He will emphasize strengths and minimize weaknesses. That’s what good coaches do


Sam Howell on UNC was ACC rookie of the year last season.
King has only been average playing against power 5 teams, that is why he came here to prove to the NFL he can play against better competition.

UNC is well coached, seem to be fundamentally sound and have been turning out elite quarterbacks lately.

I think King is going to get himself out of a lot of jams but I think he will throw a couple untimely picks trying to impress the NFL scouts.

I think Lashlee is much more valuable than King.
It has been said Kosi was really looking good at practice. He knows the ACC competition, if he sticks around for his senior year Lashlee could turn him into something.

Hope you and your family are doing well Big Windy


It ain't the bulletin board stuff I'm worried about, it's the recruits for 2021. Dude sounds like he's crooting for Dan.
Just have to make him eat dem words.
UNC is coming faster than we like, if he keeps getting the croots he's getting now.


Dabo wasn’t a great coach when he started, but now his program is humming. Lashlee is a great OC, and as long as CMD lets him run his offense, the Canes will score. Lashlee is a proven OC


I have said this before, in that Mullin can flat out coach! That is a given. I am probably the only one that feels this way, but Mullin will give UGA and Bama all they can handle, and don’t be surprised if they are in the CFB Final Four.

That said, I do have my doubts about CMD, but I think King and Lashlee will have this Canes offense clicking at a high level. UNC had a much better OC and QB last season, but the Canes have closed the gap this season. In addition, I am not impressed with UNC’s defense.

The Canes will show they are more talented overall than UNC this season, and Rousseau and Jordan will be first round draft picks. Phillips and Bolden will surprise everyone. King will put up a minimum of 40+ TDS this season, and that Canes defense will be stout and dominant.

I don’t respect Booger McFarland because he never knows what he is talking about. I hope the Canes post his comments on the bulletin board, and use that as motivation to play up to their potential


LOL...sometimes he planted either foot funny, turned sideways, arm low...and chucked it....but damn he got it there on point!!

Posted by: VA Cane | March 27, 2020 at 04:18 PM

Those long throws he made from his right to his left where he would come down on his feet facing the sideline were like, how the hell does he do that?
When he got to Miami and wore that huge azz white long sleeve crumpled up shirt under his jersey, and did that full twist wind up post throw it was poetry in motion.

I love the guy.


hey VA!


When you know you are getting every pennies worth of the money you spent, and there is no other place on Earth you would trade places to be at that moment in time.

Bruce Springsteen blows the roof away.
Amnesty Tour, Buenos Aires - Argentina 1988


58 Straight

Mack Brown's "experience" showed well against Manny Diaz's "culture" and turnover chain.

58 Straight

Unless he has a superlative quarterback, his teams are not going to win national championships.

Posted by: TonyCane | March 27, 2020 at 01:21 PM

The same could be said of a small private school located in Coral Gables.

VA Cane

He might have had the most awkward throwing motion of any quarterback to play at Miami, but thank goodness there was no Enos to show him the "the right way" to throw the ball.

LOL...sometimes he planted either foot funny, turned sideways, arm low...and chucked it....but damn he got it there on point!!! I really loved him...just a great kid....never loud or rude....him and ER20 were real leaders...along with others....but those 2 cats were awesome!!!

VA Cane

Hope all are well....and safe. Been doing some USDA appraisals for Agriculture Dept...rural stuff. I met via phone the Head Appraiser....just a chat. I thought he would be a typical govt dude...ya learn something every day. He is in New Mexico....and is a real market guy...smart bright helpful....great guy. I now know the USDA rural loans are in great hands...nice to say good things about the govt for a change...they can frustrate one at times.

Hope we will have some football this fall....I will be honest I do not miss seeing or hearing about Lebron....i just do not care for him.....or basketball....its football for me...no other sports really matter. I like March Madness...but NBA...few stars bunch of no names...baseball...slow boring...Hockey is cool but its football for me! I have a couple young guys down the road...10 or so...they been coming up and we throw it around...nice young guys!

Hang in there all....I am packing to go take care of mother in law for weekend...its a calling from above i enjoy....we will all be ok....it may take time...but we will survive. T Sully I am thinking of you....it will work out my friend!

"Faith is what you have when there is nothing else to hang on to"....I did not say it but it works...for all of us!!!

Be safe all and believe in Him....and each other! We will be alright!

God bless,


Mack Brown has always been able to recruit but bring home the bacon has proven tougher. Vince Young had the game of his life to bring Mac his ship.
Killing the state in early recruiting. Where 80% of the top players would flee the state they are now heading to UNC.
The state may have 20 four star players or better on average and he will get a majority.
UNC has been a thorn in our side but who hasn't been in the ACC except Wake Florist. I'M sure they are chomping at the bit to play us and hope we are our old selves, playing down to the comp and folding on the road.


Kenny Dorsey High School Highlights

Man this kid was accurate on any throw

He might have had the most awkward throwing motion of any quarterback to play at Miami, but thank goodness there was no Enos to show him the "the right way" to throw the ball.



Unless he has a superlative quarterback, his teams are not going to win national championships.

Posted by: TonyCane | March 27, 2020 at 01:21 PM

Hope you are doing well.
I have read that same point on some UNC blogs and sites. I have family in North Carolina so I read a bit about what they are doing.
So far Brown has had great talent at qb.
To me UNC has been a bigger thorn in our side than FSU for a good while.


Every head coach had to start somewhere and I do believe, in order to get your feet wet, it should be at a smaller univ. Not a power 5 school Shannon was a bust and the jury is still out on Manny.
Right now though, until Miami proves different, Florida will eat our lunch in recruiting head to head.
Florida will be nothing more than the 4th best school in the SEC. We should be, talent wise, the second best school in the ACC. Better watch out for UNC cause Mack is taking the states best talent.
Posted by: TheWordFromTheHerb | March 27, 2020 at 11:11 AM

Boom. This. Mullin might outrecruit Miami, but he's going to have to Super Saiyan recruiting mode to get a qualitative edge over Alabama and Georgia in talent. Florida has to get through Alabama, Georgia, and LSU to get to the national championship tournament.

Miami's pathway - when everything shakes out - is much easier. It's Clemson, FSU, and perhaps North Carolina. We don't have to necessarily recruit six 5 stars and 17 four stars a year, each year, to get past them.

And as for UNC, I experienced Mack Brown's work out here in Austin for 15 seasons. Unless he has a superlative quarterback, his teams are not going to win national championships.


Booger hopes Miami will never be back. He's right about one thing and that it's tougher to get into Miami, than Florida or FSU.
He also needs to check the history books and see how long LSU has been playing football as compared to Miami and the ships they have won.
Dan Mullin is a good coach but playing in SEC gives him an advantage in recruiting.
Every head coach had to start somewhere and I do believe, in order to get your feet wet, it should be at a smaller univ. Not a power 5 school Shannon was a bust and the jury is still out on Manny.
Right now though, until Miami proves different, Florida will eat our lunch in recruiting head to head.
Florida will be nothing more than the 4th best school in the SEC. We should be, talent wise, the second best school in the ACC. Better watch out for UNC cause Mack is taking the states best talent.


Can you really a guy that likes to be called Booger serious?

Miami Football is never coming back

NCAA Football
Booger McFarland is right, Miami football is never coming back

Booger McFarland said on The Paul Finebaum Show on Thursday the Miami Hurricanes are never coming back. He’s right. They’re never coming back.
Booger McFarland got right to it regarding the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday.

McFarland appeared on The Paul Finebaum Show Thursday to talk about all things SEC football. The former LSU defensive lineman spoke glowingly about the job Dan Mullen is doing with the Florida Gators. He said if Ed Orgeron wasn’t his alma mater’s head coach, he would have loved to see Mullen switch SEC West schools when he was at Mississippi State.

The point of McFarland’s argument was how Florida isn’t really facing any major competition in-state. He recognizes how Miami and the Florida State Seminoles are rebuilding in the ACC, how the UCF Knights are content with being a really good Group of 5 program and how the South Florida Bulls are a mess right now.

While McFarland does believe Mike Norvell will have things humming in Tallahassee in no time, he doesn’t believe “The U” will ever get back to what it was during its two apices as a football program. Truthfully, McFarland isn’t wrong in his take about Miami football and here is why.

- While assessing the state of college football in Florida, @ESPNBooger gave a harsh reality check to Hurricane fans...

Florida might have a ton of talent in-state, but the Gators and the Seminoles will have an easier time recruiting to public universities than will the Hurricanes. UCF and South Florida play in the right Group of 5 conference, as the AAC routinely gets teams to New Year’s Six bowls in the College Football Playoff era. Plus, those two schools are in major cities like Orlando and Tampa.

We also have to look at where Miami stacks up in the ACC landscape.

Though the Hurricanes play in the easier of the two divisions, Manny Diaz is the least proven head coach in the ACC Coastal by a mile. Mack Brown has won a national title. David Cutcliffe, Justin Fuente, Bronco Mendenhall and Pat Narduzzi have all won the Coastal before. Even Geoff Collins faces less pressure in rebuilding Georgia Tech in a talent-rich state at a public university.

Over in the ACC Atlantic, the Clemson Tigers are the best program in college football under Dab Swinney. Scott Satterfield has the Louisville Cardinals trending up. Dino Babers, Dave Clawson and Dave Doeren are doing great jobs with the Syracuse Orange, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the North Carolina State Wolfpack, respectively. Also, Norvell now calls that division home.

Ultimately, Miami is a former football power that can only be the third-best program in its own state if Florida and Florida State are humming. Having at-best bottom-half head coach in awful ACC doesn’t help Diaz’s cause. Though he may get the Hurricanes back to respectability, they are the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the southeast. They’re never coming back. Thanks for the memories.


F'the Turds!

Posted by: Keoki | March 27, 2020 at 03:49 AM

Still going strong after 14 years on th blog!


LeBron James upsets the number one High School team in the country

The dunks and behind the back passes
are epic at any level
This ones for you Big Al


Posted by: solarcane | March 26, 2020 at 12:09 PM

CLASSIC, solar!
appreciate it!
. . . those are some grown-ass HS dudes out there!
i wonder how many college teams they could have beaten 2 out of 3?

- and a shoutout to dyson!
. . . speaking of which: i got me one of their vacuum cleaners 4-5 yrs. ago and have been satisfied since (i've always been the "floor care" person in our household; having done a lot of janitoring beginning middle of high school and continuing thru the first few years of college, such chores always seemed pretty easy to me)


Checking in on my Canespace Family and hope all of you are safe and well.

See you all on the other side of the curve.

F'the Turds!


Here is a link to our Parish St Michael, we attend in Gainesville Ga daily Mass (Father Tim another humble man) in case the other the other link doesn't work



nice catch skool.

That Dyson dude always seems pretty smart when he is explaining his products, hope others take his lead.


I realize there are rules about no politics, no religion, among other sound rules on the blog.

These are extraordinary times. I know there are many cancelled religious services at our places of worship for a lot of us right now.

If you are Roman Catholic and unable to attend Mass, a dear friend of my passed mother in law, Father Fabio holds Mass on Facebook alone at St Paul the Apostle in the Georgia Mountains everyday.
If you feel the need to attend Holy Mass here is the link.
God Bless all of you no matter your choice of religion


Old Skool


As requested, here's an article or clip to amaze or applaud

James Dyson (Yepp ... vacuums among other things) or at least his company has engineered a new ventilator in 10 days.


Old Skool

A couple of coronavirus tidbits.

Here in the US. my brother got a drive thru test 9 days ago in Tampa. He still doesn't have the results.

My God, people have been hospitalized and died in less time. Fortunately, his symptoms have abated.

So did he have it? Is he a survivor that docs would be wanting to harvest antibodies from? No one knows.

In England tonight at 8:00 (They are 4 hours ahead) the entire nation opened their front doors and applauded the NHS (National Health Service) workers for all they're doing to combat the virus and treat the victims.


Hard not to like this kid.


Clemson's Trevor Lawrence gets NCAA's OK for coronavirus fundraiser

Andrea Adelson
ESPN Senior Writer
The NCAA will allow Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to go forward with fundraising efforts to help victims of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawrence and his girlfriend, Marissa Mowry, a soccer player at Anderson University, launched a GoFundMe page on Monday to help raise money for family relief and support for coronavirus victims.

When Clemson compliance officials learned about the page, they asked Lawrence and Mowry to deactivate it based on their interpretation and enforcement of NCAA policy, which does not allow the use of name, image and likeness for crowdfunding.

But the NCAA issued a statement Tuesday that said it would make an exception during the coronavirus outbreak for student-athletes who want to raise money to help.

"We continue to work with member schools so they have the flexibility to ensure that student-athletes and communities impacted by this illness are supported, and we applaud Trevor for his efforts," the NCAA said in its statement.

Clemson Athletics

We are appreciative of the action taken by the NCAA this evening.

Lawrence said on his Instagram account: "Shout out to the NCAA. Thank y'all so much for granting a waiver. They're allowing us to continue to raise money for what we were doing originally."


'None of us know what's going to happen': How coaches are adapting to a spring unlike any other
Lawrence added he and Mowry would take some time to figure out the best way to raise the money efficiently and to help as many people as possible.

In addition, Mowry and Lawrence also plan to write letters to anyone directly impacted by coronavirus or to health care workers to lift their spirits.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he appreciates what his star quarterback is doing and is happy about the NCAA's decision.

"I think it's great when anybody tries to reach out and help at a time of need," Swinney said. "That's servant leadership at its best right there. I'm glad the NCAA is allowing them to hopefully make a difference for some folks.


No Kyle Wright?

Posted by: 86Cane | March 26, 2020 at 01:19 PM

You and me both brother

My kid was pretty young back then and we went to a scrimmage or practice and I remember him saying "Dad that albino guy is going to get killed when he gets in a game"

Turf Face and Jitters, two harbingers of the disaster ahead.


The coronavirus has already shut down spring football practice and recruiting, but at what point does it throw the 2020 college football season into question? Some football coaches have started asking that question, according to reports.


Solar...I saw that article on the biggest busts ever in college football recruiting. No Kyle Wright?


LeBron James upsets the number one High School team in the country

The dunks and behind the back passes
are epic at any level
This ones for you Big Al



Canes Warning
Two former Miami football recruits ranked biggest busts of last 20 years

The mediocrity that has permeated the Miami football program over the past 20 years has led to a lot of busts in recruiting. Two of those former recruits have been ranked among the top four busts in the last 20 seasons.
The Miami football program has not produced the results that would be expected with the talent they have had over the past 20 seasons. One former commit and one signee were recently ranked by Bleacher Report among the Top Recruiting College Football Flops of the Past 20 Years.”

Both players entered college with huge expectations. Linebacker Willie Williams was the third-highest ranked signee is the history of the Miami football program. According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Williams was the third highest-ranked player in the country in 2004, the number three LB and top player in Florida.

Linebacker D.J. Williams who was the number one player across the board in 2000 and 2010 offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson from Minnesota are the only players who graded out higher than Willie Williams entering Miami. Williams’ problems off the field are what ultimately led to him being considered a flop.

A knee injury in August 2004 cost Williams his entire true freshman season. Williams came back in 2005 as a redshirt freshman and led Miami in special team tackles. Williams recorded 28 tackles that season playing special teams and defense and added four tackles for loss. Then the problems began as Bleacher Report discussed.

4. Willie Williams, Miami Linebacker

2004 recruiting class: No. 6 overall, No. 1 outside linebacker (Rivals)

The 2004 recruiting class was absolutely loaded, with guys like Adrian Peterson and Ted Ginn Jr. at the top of a list that also included guys like Marshawn Lynch and Calvin Johnson.

The best linebacker in that year’s cycle was Carol City High School’s Willie Williams, who could have gone anywhere but elected to stay home and play for Larry Coker and The U. This program was just three years removed from its 2001 national title.

While at Miami, Williams redshirted his freshman year as he recovered from a knee injury but showed the flashes that made him a top prospect in 2005, registering 28 tackles. He transferred to Louisville, where he was dismissed for drug possession after being arrested multiple times prior to his college career.

“I’m very disappointed in Willie,” former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich told 247Sports’ Mike Hughes. “I was confident that he had turned the corner in his life and was ready to be a valuable contributor to society and our football program.”

After transferring to NAIA, Williams continued to have trouble off the field. In 2013, Williams was found guilty of second-degree burglary and being a persistent felony offender and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

CFB Home
Ranking the Top Recruiting CFB Flops of the Past 20 Years via: B/R

Bryce Brown, Tenn RB

Fred Rouse, FSU WR

Ryan Perrilloux, LSU QB

Willie Williams, Miami LB

Ben Olson, BYU QB

Tyler Love, Alabama OL

Jason Gwaltney, WVU RB

Max Browne, USC QB

Byron Cowart, AU D

Running back Bryce Brown was originally a commit to Miami in the 2009 recruiting class. Brown was the number two player in the country in 2009, the top-ranked running back and the top player in Kansas according to 247. The 247 Sports composite all-time rankings have Brown 27th overall and the fifth-best RB.

Brown initially committed to Miami where his brother Arthur was a LB. The Brown brothers were implicated but denied any wrongdoing in the recruiting scandal involving Nevin Shapiro who was convicted in 2011 of running a $930 million Ponzi Scheme. Shapiro allegedly provided impermissible benefits involving Miami.

In two seasons at Miami, Arthur Brown recorded 17 tackles and a half TFL in 23 games. He transferred to Kansas State following the 2009 season where he played with his brother. Bryce played with Tennessee as a freshman in 2009 where he ran for 476 yards and three TDs and added 11 receptions for 140 yards and one TD.

“2009 recruiting class: No. 1 overall, No. 1 running back (Rivals)

The biggest one-hit wonder (other than Kiffin, of course) was Bryce Brown, the nation’s top-ranked prospect who played one season in Knoxville.

As Rivals.com’s Mike Farrell wrote: “Brown’s recruiting process was a circus, full of NCAA investigations, recruiting websites, threats of playing in the CFL and questionable family advisors. He initially committed to Miami, but then re-opened his process and finally committed to Tennessee over a month after signing day.”

The Wichita, Kansas, native transferred to the Kansas State Wildcats, where his brother, Arthur, was after transferring himself from Miami. Bryce ran just three times for 16 yards in that 2011 campaign before declaring for the NFL draft.

Brown looked like a budding star as a Philadelphia Eagles rookie, but he was traded to the Bills prior to the 2014 season and couldn’t latch on with either them or the Seattle Seahawks afterward.”

Although Williams and Brown were the only two players on the Bleacher Report Top 10 to be considered flops with ties to the Miami football program, the lack of development by Hurricanes recruits and inability to work that within a college football team have hindered Miami for at least 15 years.

NEXT: Miami 2017 signees who departed mostly set Hurricanes back
A lack of development, too much of a me attitude and players more concerned with their NFL stock than being part of a team have led to Miami reaching 10 wins only once in the last 16 seasons. The lack of development by the 2017 Miami recruiting class is a perfect example.


Thanks Big Al

I made a promise to soup when he started this thing that I would always contribute in some way to help him.
A small way of giving back for him making this blog happen.

We get everyone that reads Canespace to post an interesting article or clip once a week it would be great.


damn solar, you're doing some heavy lifting trying to keep this blog going
. . . tip o' the cap, sir!



Santana caught passes from more different starting quarterbacks than anyone I can remember I meant


Santana caught passes more from different starting quarterbacks than anyone I can remember.


Come on 58 ‘step up’!


Santana Moss, always money in the clutch.


58 Straight

I have free weights at home, barbells, step bench, etc.

Posted by: CGNC | March 25, 2020 at 01:56 PM

Not gonna do it. I promised myself that I was NOT gonna do it.

So just moving on...


I guess I could do the same thing with the DBs and WRs and DLs from the late 90s and early 2000s. Too many all-time greats to count. Each players had their signatures play at the U.

Magahee had that 90 yard screen pass against FSU

Sean Taylor had that game against FSU in the rain

Ed Reed had that interception return that he ripped away from a teammate against Boston College

Shockey has that TD pass from DORSEY down the middle to clinch the comeback against FSU

Devin Hester had that kickoff return in the Orange Bowl against UF

I could go on and on ... each play still gives me chills


Vilma Williams Morgan


Posted by: solarcane | March 25, 2020 at 01:23 PM

That’s another one. Wow!

Another back-to-back Jeremy Shockey (2002 draft), Kellen Winslow Jr.., (2004), Kevin Everett (2005) and Greg Olsen (2007)


Posted by: CGNC | March 25, 2020 at 01:56 PM

you know it!


No gym? No problem, go for a nice walk or jog. I have free weights at home, barbells, step bench, etc.

Herbie - I hear NC is really shut down.


Vilma Williams Morgan



I liked the premise skool it was pretty humorous

Old Skool

Thanks, Solar. The treadmill was funny. As for the rest of the video ... I guess I'm just not one of the GURLS.


When the gym is closed and you need a burn there is nothing like throwing a little canola oil on the floor for a virtual treadmill...this might be the funniest shyt I ever posted

Do not miss this



Guess who recruited Portis out of Gainesville in 1999? Guess who recruited McGahee in 2000? And guess who already had Gore on the hook for 2001?

Dats right: Da Butch!


OK, OK...just kidding, just kidding.


Portis, Magahee then Gore! Wow!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 24, 2020 at 06:58 PM


Don't get it twisted the other way around.


Portis, Magahee then Gore! Wow!

Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 24, 2020 at 06:58 PM


Has any Cane ever run a faster NFL 40 than Portis? 4.26 is virtually flying that would hard to beat.

Harry Miller

Thanks everyone for prayers. Oden up to 3 lb 6 oz.


Former Cane Phillip Dorset signed with the Seahawks


Portis, Magahee then Gore! Wow!


Posted by: BigWindyCane1 | March 24, 2020 at 05:00 PM

That dude was as smooth as silk


As long as you could get in and get out without being bit...ain't no rabies in the middle of the lake! I woulda chanced it.

Posted by: 86Cane | March 24, 2020 at 04:11 PM

I thought about it soup but they have one of those wildlife cameras pointed up the approach. No telling if it had batteries in it or not.

Next choice was cutting though the woods portaging the kayak and getting bitten by a raccoon; going to the emergency room and being told they had a pandemic right now and to come back in six weeks.



"What you talking about Willis!"

Magahee was one bad MF! It has been so long that I often forget how great the Canes actually were!


Id like to report a murder

Posted by: solarcane | March 24, 2020 at 02:55 PM

He dead.

Terrance M Sullivan

Thank U CGNC I definitely will Take Care My Friend!


This section " Hall of Champions"


Posted by: solarcane | March 24, 2020 at 02:41 PM

Very nice!


"Rabies Outbreak Containment Area Stay Out until posted signs are removed by Health Department or Wildlife Management Office."

Posted by: solarcane | March 24, 2020 at 02:33 PM

As long as you could get in and get out without being bit...ain't no rabies in the middle of the lake! I woulda chanced it.


The Herb is bored, so I put this out to all the Canespacer's, what do we need recruiting wise in 2021, numbers wise and does anybody have info on any sure fire future Canes?
Now, I have read where Collins wants to head up North but needs mamma's blessing but I believe she is a Canes fan. Makes u think of another Collins that went to Arky. A few years back!
Looks like we will have at least 3 good OH linemen if Rodriguez comes aboard. Looking kind of Iffy at QB this cycle. We have no WR's at this time but that may be a good thing, since last year everyone we had early recommitted. Only have one CB and no safeties.
If by some miracle, we could reel in Taylor, William's, keep Collins, get Marshall Kinchens AND Lewis just to not not get greedy, that would set us up, especially on Defense.
Alas, Taylor, Lewis and William's currently are projected else where. Long way to go and yes there is hope. We finally caught a break when Lavante joined us, so here's hoping The OH don't let us down and the only Corona we are talking about is the ones we are pounding.


No doubt Rouseau is a dog on getting to the qb but got to shore up on the run dee. To many times last year we gave the edge up to much getting pinched.


Most of those stats on Bandy had to be from his soph. yr.


Id like to report a murder



Never heard of social distancing.

Man to Man full time

Highest-graded cornerbacks in Cover 0 and Cover 1 concepts over the past two seasons (2018-19), per @PFF.

1. Trajan Bandy
2. Amik Robertson
3. Jeff Okudah
4. A.J. Terrell
5. Trevon Diggs
6. Kristian Fulton


QB Assassin



Miami Hurricane Football Renovation Tour

This section " Hall of Champions"



The double whammy principle.

Got a little cabin fever, load up one of the kayaks, head out to the semi secret hidden lake.
Thinking how lucky I am to be able to go to a place no one else will be near.

200 yards from the only entrance to the lake I see "Rabies Outbreak Containment Area Stay Out until posted signs are removed by Health Department or Wildlife Management Office."


Prays for Oden. Hope he pulls through!

Hang tough TSully


Patke and Rumph who have to be near the bottom in recruiting. Rumph's good for one guy a year and it's usually late.

Posted by: 305Prophit | March 24, 2020 at 10:24 AM

Seems to be true over a few years.

BTW...305Prophit welcome to Da Space. Not sure you ever received your formal welcome wagon post with the "thanks for being here"?


Yeah, Fields has done a good job but then on the other end of the spectrum, u have Patke and Rumph who have to be near the bottom in recruiting. Rumph's good for one guy a year and it's usually late.

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