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Here's FIU's best football recruiting class ever (maybe)

If you're looking for in-depth analysis on this recruiting class, I'll tell you what others say. I haven't seen any of these players play. Some of these services have or talk to loads of scouts who have.

But the recruiting services and the scouts share my darkness when it comes to certainty about details: the fast guys might not like contact or have manos de piedra (and not like Roberto Duran); the big guys might not be that mobile; what's their work ethic, how coachable are they, weill theywell they'll adjust to being away from home, having a college girlfriend, etc.

Check it out: Scout.com ranks Texas as the No. 1 recruiting class. Naw! Really? If the recruiting rankings were archer accurate, Texas wouldn't have gone 36 years and a massive social change -- last national champion without a black player to winning the next one with a superstar black quarterback -- between national championships. Every year, a recruit gets bumped another star or two because a Texas or a Notre Dame or an Alabama's looking at him. Then, they sign him and the rating their pursuit brought is used to laud the signing.

Not saying they're never accurate. Just take it all with a grain of salt.

But, here's what the recruiting services say.

Both Rivals and Scout rank FIU's class second in the Sun Belt behind Arkansas State. Well, take that back -- Rivals says FIU's third behind Western Kentucky despite having 19 three-star recruits to Western's seven and having a higher average stars-per-recruit. To quote Buffy Summers, "Your logic does not resemble our Earth logic." Perhaps some circuits got blown in their Signing Day-gasm.

Scout has FIU No. 82 overall in the country with four three-star recruits, led by 6-3, 300-pound defensive tackle Darrian Dyson, one of two defensive linemen FIU got from New Orleans Edna Karr High. ESPN says FIU has eight three-star signees, topped by Fort Meade linebacker Jamie Willis, who ESPN ranks a whiff short of four-star status. Rivals.com agrees with Scout, that Dyson is FIU's highest rated recruit. All the services seem to like speedy Miami Jackson wide receiver DeAndre Jasper.

FIU signed Krop defensive back/wide receiver Johnnie Durante, who they'll try first on offense and Southridge defensive back Jeremiah McKinnon. With E.J. Hilliard, Northwestern quarterback, already enrolled, that's three First-Team 8A-6A All-Dade players. Again, don't know how they'll be in college, but there's a long list of automatic qualifier BCS conference schools who would love to have three First Team All-County players from Dade, Broward or Palm Beach.

Here's FIU's 2012 football recruiting class so far:
Bryan Attaway, TE/DE, Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County High
Chris Ayres, P, Hollywood South Broward
Fadol Brown, DE, Charlotte North Carolina Tech
 
Lamarq Caldwell, RB, Tampa Bay Tech
Marques Cheeks, DE, New Orleans Walker
 
Davison Colimon, DB, Riviera Beach Suncoast. He won the Class 2A state title in the 110-meter high hurdles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR6eOwAciKE
Denzel Conyers, DB, Gulfport Boca Ciega.
Jordan Davis, S, Tampa Alonso
 
Johnnie Durante, WR/DB, Krop
 
Darrian Dyson, DT, New Orleans Edna Karr
Nick England, WR, Suwanee (Ga.) Collins Hill High
Josh Glanton, LB, Haines City
E.J. Hilliard, QB, Northwestern
Raymond Jackson, WR, New Orleans Walker
De'Andre Jasper, WR, Jackson
 
Patrick Jean, LB, Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast
 
Adrian Jenkins, WR, Tampa Jefferson

Dieugot Joseph, DE, Orlango Freedom.

Jeremiah McKinnon, CB, Southridge

Leroy Owens, LB, Palatka High
Trenton Saunders, OT, North Palm Beach Benjamin
Edens Sineace, OT, Wellington Palm Beach Central
Jeremy Smith, WR, Pembroke Pines Flanagan
Delmar Taylor, OL, Navarro JC
Favian Upshaw, QB, Titusville Astronaut
Michael Wakefield, DE, Valdosta (Ga.) High
Leonard Washington, DE, New Orleans Edna Karr
Jamie Willis, LB, Haines City High
 
Deonte Wilson, CB, Daytona Beach Mainland

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Jazmin Jones from Gig Harbor (Washington) High has signed with FIU.

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Trenton Saunders not Terrance

I'm glad Trenton Saunders and Josh Glanton stuck with FIU. Good start to signing day.

They are 3 stars not two...

Look at Rivals blacsheep, scout doesn't do a good job of scouting non-bcs schools.

Hilton was a 2 star on scout and he worked out just fine.

FIU at duke had 22,000 people. -_- what are you talking about? The on campus stadium is getting upgraded this year.

It's still an improvement over the past (8-5), hence why we say FIU is on the Rise! Compare the recruiting class of this year to two or three years ago and it's night and day. Guys choosing FIU over BCS schools before was unheard of besides maybe a handful, but now it's becoming much more common. With a new QB, most of the returning defensive starters back, this team could be special next year.

Not sure what your obsession with FIU football is blacsheep, I see you spam everywhere. I have no problem with UM football they are doing their thing, were doing ours.

Patrick Jean! Treasure Coast seems to be manufacturing some good young talent.

Its a good sign when a recruit has narrowed down his choice to two schools and FIU beat out Louisville and Syracuse, from bigger conferences.

Lets win the Sun Belt Conference, ring up 10 wins and go Bowling again! FIU Football 2012!!

NEAL,

Seems like a great class so far and its not even Noon yet. Can you please post up the following info when ever possible:

Who do you think was our Best three Pick-ups?
Who do you think was our biggest steal?
Who was our biggest three losses?

Yes I know none of this players have walked into a College classroom or a D-1 Football game but just to get a better feel for the future Panthers.

Go Panthers!

My three concerns was if FIU was going to pick up some big time players in the OL, TE and DL. Here is a list of the best players from Dade County. Did FIU pick up any of the following:

O-Line:
Keonte Cash (Bel)
Robert Conyers (Braddock)
Trevor Darling (Col)
Toree Boyd (Cen)
Fernando Concepcion (Col)
Randy Mompremier (Bel)
Hunter Clark (Nor)
Jordi Dalmau (Gul)
Ereck Flowers (Nor)
Denver Kirkland (BTW)
Jovon Wooten ((BTW)
Danny Arzu (BTW)

Not a bad signing class for FIU, considering where they're at as a program right now. Congrats Panthers fans!

D-Line:
Paston Hinzey (Nor)
Joe Jones (Champ)
Roosevelt Donaldson (Ridge)
Jordan Hinojosa (Cen)
Eric Kinsey (NW)
Luis Quintana (Col)
Devin Rollins (Cen)
Imarjaye Albury (NW)
Terrance Belle (Kil)

Note: Sorry made a dumb mistake on Cash from Belen and Darling from Central (both out underclassmen).. LOL

@Gooch7 To answer your questions, no. FIU did not pick up any of the top county players on your list.

They did pick up some of the top Dlineman from Louisiana however. Darrian Dyson, Leonard Washington, and Marques Cheeks all have the size and skills to compete immediately.

the Duke game didn't have 22k fans..the stadium only holds 18 and the area that sat in was bare..enuff of the lies!!

Those three players were recruited by the bootleg Louisianas (you know, the ones FIU plays), not LSU.

@miacane86, despite not picking up any O-LINE #1s in Dade County, FIU did pick up last year's #1 player in Dade County with Northwestern's QB EJ Hilliard.

WELL WHEN IS THE U GONNA RISE BACK UP?
SINCE WE SO HARD ON FIU.....

SINCE THE SUN BELT SO PATHETIC?!
IT AINT LIKE THE ACC OFF THE CHAIN IN FOOTBALL!
THATS A BBALL CONFERENCE!

FYI DA U IS IN THE SAME POSITION IN THEIR CONFERENCE THAT FIU IS IN IN THEIRS, SO Y ALL THE HATE AN YALL SUCKIN UP THE FIELD RIGHT NOW?? AT LEAST B GOOD AN TALK ISH!

Great article with tons of info and the videos are just what I need to scout these guys myslef. GREAT day for FIU C-USA, here we come!

I like Big Dawg already.

@ theblacksheep, in all actuality! check the entrance requirements! fiwho is right up there with ivey league schools.......but you wouldnt know that cuz you have your head so far up da u ahh dat you cant even breathe from all the hate you are doin on fiwho! fiu had a better record than the u! this past year! so you have to shut up till the end of next season!

YA YA YA! FIWHO IS GIVIN 100 YOUNG MEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET A DEGREE!I HAVE ONE! DO YOU? MANE FRANK GORE GOT ACCEPTED TO DA U! I MIGHT HAVE MISPELLED IVEY, BUT I CAN SPELL TEST TAKEN FOR TWO OF YOUR NEW 2012 RECRUITS! THAT I KNOW OF PERSONALLY! SO JUST STOP HATIN ON DA PANTHERS! LIKE THE OLE SONG GOES, SWEEP UP YOUR OWN FRONT DOOR BEFO U TRY TO CLEAN UP MINE.......BLACK DAT SHEEP! (snicker)

Big Dawg is bringing it STRONG.

This class is loaded with size on the offensive and the interior defensive lines. I could care less about recruiting rankings. When FIU went up to Louisville and beat them, did it matter that Louisville's class was ranked much higher?

Virginia Tech's recruiting classes are never ranked high. Yet they kick UM's ass year after year.

blacsheep, SCum's #1 recruiting class 4 years ago got beat by Maryland and Boston College at home. What does that say about the class rankings?
Worry about your own declining program we will worry about our own rising program.

The U had the #1 recruiting class in the nation in 2008. What did they accomplish? No ACC titles. No bowl victories. No Coastal Division titles. Meanwhile FIU has won its conference and a bowl game. And they didn't need the #1 class in the nation to do it. Now that should make you throw up. LOL!!!

When I see theblacsheep post, this is who I imagine is at the keyboard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jw3R8la4SI

Blacsheep must be the most miserable guy in In south Florida. Bitter divorce? Possible ED? Owes $200,000 in student loans for 6 to 7 years at the U getting a great education yet has a crap job. U know he doesn't own his own business, or he wouldn't be spending time on a blog of some so-called inferior university.

His school is so good that he spends his time on FIU and UF sites reminding us of how good the U is. My guess is his boss is an FIU grad that's giving him a hard time. Get a life blacsheep if you can. Start working out and meeting people. Your anger, racism, bitterness and utter dislike of life are no way to live. Maybe go see a cardiologist. You are a ticking time bomb.

Here let me make you feel better: the U is better than FIU. But not for long sheep. And I still like FSU over The U. Sorry but the U is third best in the State. And FIU is going to move into 4 th place sooner than you know.. Sorry about your sad life. By the way, those FIU fans that go onto other sites are sorry people as well. Oh and congratulations on a great recruiting class sheep. I was impressed. Duke is going to be great in my opinion. Also, men don't use IMO or smh. That's for kids and girls. My 13 year-old told me what those mean.

See you at the um games. Yes I do go to some of them. I know where to find you. You are the overweight ugly dude with the Um sticker on your face screaming obscenities at the other team's fans. Drinking light crappy beer at a tailgate party with other frustrated fans. Sad little sheep.

This goes to all fans: if you can only feel better by making someone else miserable or if you only feel better by degrading someone else then you are a sad individual. Think about it, are you really better than someone by telling the other person that he sucks? What does that get you? I was at the Marshall game and was impressed with the fans that congratulated me/us after the game with things like "you guys are impressive" and "great job in such a short time" and "cristobal is awesome". Those that insulted us were the frustrated ones. How does it REALLY help you to call a fan of Marshall or Nova or southern Mississippi a loser? Oh well, shaking my head. Leave the u alone.

I've never had a problem with UM. I used to root for them when I was a kid. Back then, they had great teams and swag. But then I grew up and realized most Cane fans didn't even attend the school. In fact, most of them have never set foot on the campus or could even find it on a map. It's mostly a bunch of spoiled brats from the Northeast who have no real connection to South Florida.

I wouldnt be worrying about a #82 ranking Mr. blacsheep. Im surprised you weren't projectile vomiting after going 6-6. How does a team with recruiting classes ranked #5(2008), #15(2009), #16(2010) not even finish in the top 25 in 2011? Not even one vote.

Dear TheBlacsheep,

I can arragne a meeting with you and any part of the FIU Football team. Offense, Defense or Special Teams...i'm certain they'd like to learn more about your intense and consistent interest in our program.

Don't worry, according to you, the guys are weak and shouldn't pose a threat to a tough guy like you.

Name the time and place.

Sincerely,

The FIU Welcome Committee

WOW, I thought FIwho fans were all excited about their "best football recruiting class ever"!
How quickly they jump ship in the face of the facts! : )
BTW, you shouldn't need a great recruiting class to beat the likes of:
Duke the Doormat
Louisiana La-ughing Stock
Ark-and-saw State
Western Kensucky
and Marshelle!
...oh, I forgot...you lost to all these teams?...well, maybe FIwho does! LOL!!!

Posted by: theblacsheep | February 03, 2012 at 10:47 PM

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How many of those teams had a worst record than Maryland?

MiamiSouthPaw - UM's fanbase is made up of spoiled rich kid students from the northeast...who have never set foot on campus?

Most local UM fans have nothing to do with the school. They never went to school there, set foot on the campus or could find it on a map. The students who actualy attend UM are mostly spoiled brats from the Northeast. Sound familiar? Since you claim to be alum, you may fit that description.

UWV cancelled game vs FSU on 9/8/2012 & possibly 2013... Time to make some calls and see if we can make a home & home as FSU was to go to WV in 2013.

Go Panthers!

MiamiSouthPaw - both my parents are from Miami, both my parents have multiple degrees from UM, I grew up in Baltimore but we've always kept a house on Key Biscayne and I've been going to UM games my whole life.

So if I hadn't gone to UM, I'd still be a huge UM fan just like the local fanbase.

As it happens I did go to UM, also have multiple degrees from there, live in Miami, and do fit the description of rich northeastern kid.

I guess my question is - what's your point?

JP...well said.

Go Panthers!

You were actually a UM student. That means you represent a tiny minority of the actual fickle UM fanbase. Most Cane fans have no affiliation with the university at all. They didn't attend the school. Most never set foot on the campus. If we can't agree on that, then you're in extreme denial.

I just get a kick out UM fans who come on this blog and throw stones. Conversely most FIU fans actually attended or have an affiliation with their school. I'll bet Mr. Blacsheep couldn't even find the Hecht Center if he was standing right in front of it. But just look for the guy throwing up while watching his team lose to Maryland and Boston College.

Buc, I got no problem with you for the most part. And I agree with you in the sense that I am not sure about the rich northeast kid comment fro Southpaw. What is the point? Again, to insult. To draw a difference without a purpose. Sounds to me that it is another stupid insult. Look I know plenty of UM grads. Some are Cuban, some are northeast Jews, and a few are "anglos" from Miami or central Florida. I have gone to the games (UM) with them. Believe it or not I know some affluent people that attended or graduated from FIU. My "anglo" neighbor is getting an Executive MBA from FIU right now. He is a UF undergraduate.

I get the need to taunt fans. But to be nasty from the safety of your computer everyday screams out that you are a fat nasty (not you buc) loser. I've said it several times, UM is better than FIU. But that does not mean we can't support FIU or that a fan of the "U" is better. By the way, U fans, take a look at the absolute trash that goes to your games. You know the ones that don't even have a high school education. Wearing wife beaters and throwing objects at fans of other teams. Yes I have seen it with my own eyes. How proud that must make you feel Blacsheep. People of your caliber starting fights.

One question, how do you ever know who wins this fight? When one school drops its program? When UM beats Maryland? When Blacsheep becomes an FIU fan? You tell me children....

to much time on ur hands! fiu haters!

Yawn

College football is a sport for the students and alumni. That's what makes it great. UM fans tend to be from the pro sports mentality. They have nothing to do with the school. Nothing. Most never sat in a UM classroom.

That's why I can't stand pro sports. I don't care about the Dolphins or the NFL. I don't identify with them. FIU is my school. I graduated from there and my team plays on campus and has a connection with the university. The University of Miami plays in a rented stadium in Miami Gardens, not even close to the campus. Their fans are mostly Miami-Dade Community college students and other 305 wannabees.

Am I insulting UM? No. It's a great school with great tradition. UM students and alumni should be proud. But the knuckleheads who call themselves Cane fans are mostly people who really have nothing to do with UM. Go root for an NFL team.

Your team may play on campus and have a connection to the university but most of your students don't. That's why they don't make the drive from their parents' house to the games.

ALL ABOUT THE U! FIU KEEP DREAMING. NEVER WILL BE THE U! WHEN U CAN BEAT DUKE THEN COME TALK TO ME.

Keep it up guys

MiamiSouthPaw - I've had this conversation with Canes fans many times, what it boils down to is that UM has an alumni base in the northeast, a huge national following, and a small contingency of diehard locals who didn't go to the school.

I don't think those die hards who have been going to games all their lives are any less of fans, I would have been one if I had gone to Stanford instead and I would have been a much better fan than most UM alumni in that I've always been a season ticket holder.

Now of course UM does draw from the general Miami fanbase, which is obviously the worst fanbase in the nation in every sport professional or college.

But it seems to me that FIU's attendance reflects the fact that ALL its alumni come from that fanbase, they're all Miamians.

So FIU has plenty of great fans who are diehards and who make it out to games, but the fact that they're all alumni is incidental because a huge portion of FIU's alumni are worthless bandwagoners who don't go to games.

At the end of the day UM has more diehard fans that are unaffiliated with the university than FIU has diehard alumni and it's ridiculous to try to paint those fans as bandwagoners or wanabees.

My grandad never went to UM but he worked for 22 years as an usher in the OB until he was fired for throwing a Seminoles fan over a railing when he wouldn't stop 'chopping' in some girl's face.

He was a much bigger UM fan than me.

Did you say "die-hard"....really?!!! Though never being a student their myself, I was a UM season ticket holder for six years (West end zone). I would wait for hours after the games just to get autographs from the players as they would come out of the OB. Even during that time, I would have never considered myself a "die-hard" fan, maybe just a committed fan. In 2002, (the year after UM shellacked Nebraska in the Rose Bowl) FIU played their first season of college football. Seeing as I graduated from there, I decided to switch my allegiance to FIU and have been a season ticket holder ever since. I cannot tell you how frustrating it was to go from supporting a team that hardly ever lost to one that hardly ever won. But through my frustrations I realized the true meaning of what it was to be a "diehard" fan.

 I agree that UM has a fairly large group of "enthusiastic" fans but it would be very difficult to distinguish the true "diehards". This is because most of your current fan base has never known what its like to have a football team that sucked. I think we can all agree that to at least be considered a true fan you should have purchased (not been given) season tickets to the team of which you are a true fan of. I wonder how many season tickets would have been sold if UM had seasons with 4 or less wins like FIU used to have. Would all those fans have attended those UM games? Only then would the true "die-hard" UM fans have emerged.

This is when I disagree when you say that UM has more "diehard" fans that are unaffiliated with the university than FIU has diehard alumni. You're true "diehard" fan base is being concealed by all the UM bandwagoners (some of which are FIU alumni) that would have never been there had they sucked. I do agree with your comment about "Miamians" being the worst fan base though. This why I can't wait when the UM bandwagoners jump off and help FIU fill up that 40,000 capacity on-campus stadium they are gonna have in the next few years.

Well said System. I agree completely. It says alot about FIU football that it has a hardcore base that follows a sun belt team through horrible seasons and mid level competition. The Marshall game is a prime example of the diehard fan base. First the baby steps and now learning to run. Sorry blacsheep or whatever your latest name is but FIU is rising. Slowly but surely. One day, FIU will pack the stadium with over 40'000 fans consistently.

For sure, all it'll take is a national championships and all those bandwagoners will be going to FIU games instead.

PS - if you wait for hours after football games to get autographs from 18 year olds...you're a diehard fan.

I think fans of Alabama or Ohio State or Michigan or Georgia or any other program in the country who's ever won anything would disagree that they don't and can't have diehard fans.

It's spelled 'cries'.

Mr. Blacsheep, by you stating "how pathetic FIU's football team and so called rise is", you are expressing an opinion not a "sobering fact". 

Here are examples of some "sobering facts":

"sobering fact"
FIU was the last college football team to win a football game in the beloved OB. 

"sobering fact"
UM's last game played in the OB was also their worst home shutout loss ever when they lost to Virginia 48-0. 

"sobering fact":
In just 10 years of its existence, FIU has won a conference championship, appeared in 2 bowl games and has continued to improve their record.

"sobering fact"
UM has not won a conference championship since leaving the big east, is 1-5 in bowl games and continues to have a worse record with each passing season.

"sobering fact"
Despite being in a "weak" conference, more 3 star recruits are choosing FIU each year over offers from more "prestigious" universities and conferences.

"sobering fact"
UM has had a recruiting class ranked in the top 20, 10, and 5 within the past 4 years yet did not receive 1 vote to finish in the top 25 this year. 

"sobering fact" 
FIU has an on campus stadium.

"sobering fact"
UM does not have an on campus stadium.

"sobering fact"
FIU won 8 games last season.

"sobering fact"
UM won 6 games last season.

There is no deflection here Mr. blacsheep, these are facts. Me saying that UM sucks is like you saying that FIU's rise is pathetic. If you can't see the value in what FIU has accomplished in such a short period of time, then you're expectations are way to high.

* If Miami could have played North Texas Community College they would have easily won their last game in the OB. If FIU had played UVA they would have been blown out.

* If Miami was in the Sunbelt they would have won the conference championship every year. If FIU was in the Big East or ACC they'd be dead last every year.

* FIU didn't sign a single player with a scholarship offer from UF, FSU, or Miami. Not one. Nada.

* FIU's on campus stadium is a POS and the students still have to drive to it because none of them live on campus because FIU is a glorified community college. Miami plays in a world class stadium that has hosted Pro Bowls and Super Bowls.

* FIU played a crap schedule against crap teams and still lost to a couple community colleges like Western Alabama and Kentucky Tech. FIU and Miami had a common opponent in Duke. Miami beat them by five touchdowns.

* FIU has hit it's ceiling, it took a step back this year. There's no such thing as an 'inevitable rise', FIU will never be more than a doormat in CUSA or the Big East or whatever real conference they eventually join. They're middle of the pack in the worst conference in the country.

So let me get this right. From a 6-6 record to an 8-5 record is a step backwards? Do not bother responding, there is nothing of value you can add to this board.

Crappy Conference Co-Championship to losing to Community Colleges?

Push at best.

Yes, Miami would have beat North Texas.

Yes, UVA would have beat FIU.

Yes, Miami would have won many Sunbelt titles every year but their recruiting classes would not be anything near what they are used to getting as members of the ACC. Players like Tracy Howard and Duke Johnson would never play in the Sunbelt.

If FIU was in the Big East or ACC they'd be dead last every year?
- Yes, today’s FIU team would probably not fare well against a Big East or ACC schedule. But if they were actually members of any of those conferences I bet they would eventually be competitive. They would be able to get better caliber recruits. Don’t forget that they beat the Big East co-champions, and a future Big East member just this year.

FIU didn't sign a single player with a scholarship offer from UF, FSU, or Miami.
- Actually they did. DeAndre Jasper and he was offered scholarships to Florida State, Auburn and West Virginia.

FIU's on campus stadium is a POS and the students still have to drive?
- I bet you probably haven’t stepped foot on the FIU campus. Do you have any clue how many people live on campus? Have you checked out the dorm rooms in front of the stadium on game days? There is no doubt that there is a better college atmosphere around FIU’s on-campus stadium then there is at Dolphin stadium on Saturdays. Driving? How does that drive to/from the Dade/Broward county line feel? Familiar with the UM rathskeller? Well FIU has one of them to, only you can walk to the stadium to watch the game when you’re done.

FIU played a crap schedule against crap teams.
- Yeah you’re right. So did UM when they were "independent" and again when they moved to the Big East.

FIU has hit its ceiling, it took a step back this year.
- Lets see? Entire starting Defense returning? Entire starting Offense minus two returning? Coach turning down offers from Pitt and Rutgers to stay at FIU. Probably the Best recruit class in Sunbelt History? What program are you following? Hey, maybe if you actually have a winning season this year, UM can play FIU in a bowl game. Wouldn’t that be amazing!!!!

any clue? it's 3,009 students 7% of the school.

jury's out on 2012, FIU regressed in 2011, and now they're losing the only good player they've ever had.

miami's probably not going to a bowl next season, maybe they can play in 2013 if FIU hasn't inevitably risen to the BCS championship game by then

Antwan Barnes. FIU class of 2006. Had 11 sacks last season as a member of San Diego Chargers....good for a tie for 11th overall in the NFL.

11 out of 11 starting defensive unit returning. A defensive unit that ranked #14 in the nation in points allowed (same competition next year). 8 out of 11 starting offensive unit returning...minus T.Y. of course.

A great recruiting class for our program, shattering Sun Belt's record of rivals.com 3-stars and above recruits, with 19 (not including ESPN which would add to 22 players with 3*** and above) athlets ranked 3-stars and above. More than any other team in the non-AQ conferences (Yes, that includes Boise State, TCU, and Houston), and more than 6 ACC teams, and more than 7 Big 10 teams.....

Not bad FIU, not bad.

WHO FIU PLAYS, IS NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE YOUNG MEN ON THE TEAM! THEY ONLY CAN BEAT THE ASS ON THE SCHEDULE! I KNOW BS YOU ARE NOT SAYING BETHUNE & FAMU ARE TOP FLIGHT COMPETITION?! WEATHER FIU IS ON THE RISE OR NOT WHO CARES! AS LONG AS THEY ARE SENDING A YOUNG MAN TO THE NFL ANNUALLY, WHO CARES! THAT IS THE ONLY WAY 2 GET YOUR PROGRAM TO A HIGH LEVEL! NONE OF THE FOOTBALL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN ARRESTED! OR ACCEPTING $ FROM BOOSTERS! O MY BAD, THATS JUST UM PLAYERS! I GUESS BEFORE JIM KELLY GOT TO UM YOU WERE A BIG UM FOOTBALL FAN HUH? THATS WHERE FIU PROGRAM IS RIGHT NOW! GET ON UMS BLOG, U GUYS WENT 6/6! IT DOESNT MATTER WHO YOU PLAY! YOUR RECORD SAYS HOW GOOD U R!

GREAT POST BIG DAWG, IT'S SO TRUE, COMPETITION IS IRRELEVANT, NEW HAVEN WENT 8-0, THEY'RE OBVIOUSLY BETTER THAN LSU OR ALABAMA!!!

You gotta love these idiot UM fans talking smack on your board when they play in the crappy ACC. They make fun of your stadium yet they don't have one. There campus is old and tired looking. The dorms suk. The school is way overrated except the medical school (but still can't compare to Shands). Of course, it is their safety school when they can't get into Boston College or NYU or some Northen school that mom wanted them to attend. So they go to an expensive private school in Miami with some skanky girls from the northeast. Oh and it is rated so highly by US News. Pleeeeez UM fans. Now they are here on this site stirring up the FIU fans. Get a life blacsheep with your clever racist and ridiculous posts. What are you afraid of that FIU will rise. If you weren't worried about it you wouldn't be stating your nonsense. You need medication as its the only way you will overcome your inferiority complex. By the way, I don't think FIU will be ranked in the top 25 anytime soon but I sure hope you do well to really make these UM turds go crazy.

So the UM fan points out that FIU has only 3000 students at dorms. Hypocrite. That's 1/3 the population of um undergraduate program!! What does UM have like 9000 undergrads. DUMB DUMB huriturds!! BTW, UM has an association of commuter students. Look it up hypocrites. Don't throw stones in glass houses canes.

UF has 9,000 students living on campus, 20% of the school.

UM has 4,500 students living on campus, 40% of the school.

I don't get the whole commuter argument. Relevance? So what? Does um not have commuters? So assuming all the facts above are correct then um has about 1000 to 1500 more students living on campus. Impressive. You win blacsheep!!!

I'm wondering what is wrong with you. So you mentioned earlier you are not fat (I'll take you at your word). But how about the ED? You didn't dispute that. So what is your malfunction. You hate Hispanics and perceive FIU as Hispanic? Maybe you do resent your terrible job and your 250,000 dollars in um student loans. You never answered that one either.

And thx gator but we have this covered. UM fans on this site are frustrated and we can handle them ourselves. I never hated th U, and have been a fan in the past but I am starting to detest anything UM after dealing with blacsheep.

Because commuter schools aren't close to the 'college experience' that FIU fans like to spin with their ON CAMPUS!!!!!!!!! stadium.

And no, it doesn't matter that UM has more students living on campus, it matters that FIU has 10% of students living on campus and UM has 40%.

UM students get a college experience, FIU students get a community college experience.

So by your standards only 60% of um students get a college experience. The rest go to hurricane community college. Ok. Now I get it. We're done.

Sorry meant to say 60% get a community college experience. 40% get a college experience.

I truly enjoyed the us news student reviews of the U blacsheep. My favorite was from Carlos of Southwest Senior High in Miami. He says:

"The Miami student body is as diverse as it is beautiful. It is about 50/50, Miamians and out of towners."

WOW.... what a great college experience for the 4,500 commuters from Miami. I will post some additional ones once I stop laughing. You poor poor blacsheep. Going to a commuter school that costs more than FIU. Nice try.

I'm a huge UM fan but i have to say that I love what FIU is doing. They could be arguably the best team in the city at this point. But you could argue that they don't play opponents like UM does...well no actually They have been playing some big opponents, even though they haven't won, they still have been going after and making a run at the big fish opponents. In 2009, in the same season they played, FLORIDA, ALABAMA and Rutgers. In 2008 they played Kansas and South Florida who were ranked in the top 20 at the time. In 2010 They Played Rutgers, TEXAS A&M,Marlyand, Pittshburgh. back to back to back to back.Last Year (2011) They played both Louisville & UCF AND BEAT them. They plain and simple shouldn't have beat those two teams in fact they should have lost to them by leaps and bounds. I know they lost to most of the teams that i just mentioned but still, they are going after big time opponents. And I bet you they have learned a lot buy stepping way outside of their usual comfort zone and playing monster teams. For the next three seasons they play central florida and louisville. in 2013 they will be playing Texas A&M(now an sec team) again. and in 2014 they will be making another run at beating pittsburgh. FIU is making strides and massive progress. they are getting better ever year.

UM lost to Kansas State and South Florida in the last couple of years!! Really??? That had to be embarrassing. I used to be a Canes fan, until people like Blacsheep made me ashamed to be. We went to Clemson to watch the UM-Clemson game a few years ago and those fans...the classiest I've ever been around. Canes fans on the other hand..yell obscenities at the other teams supporters. Let's not stoop down to their level Panther fans. Wish the Canes well this season..they are going to need it.

Ok, ok, I admit it. FIU's program is on the rise. I'm just haten cuz my Canes can't get out of the cellar. FIWho would probably beat UM if they played this year but they are scared to. Can you imagine the embarassment of losing to FIWho? I think we would rather not play and be thought of as inferior, than to play them and lose and remove all doubt.

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