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Gators spring football and everything after

GAINESVILLE -- A few items to address before we begin breaking down the spring game.

1. Urban Meyer received his third commitment of the 2011 recruiting class this weekend when prep standout Jeoffrey Pagan of Asheville, N.C., committed to the Gators. A 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, Pagan committed to Meyer on Friday. Pagan, who is from Miami, made the trip to Gainesville for the spring game and told Meyer of his decision in person. Meyer apparently did a little dance when Pagan committed. Meyer can dance? Well, he was a shortstop in the minors. I've always contended that shortstops are the best dancers. On the bucket list: Dance with Urban Meyer at a Jimmy Buffett concert. ANYWAY, Pagan had scholarship offers from Alabama, USC, FSU, LSU, Notre Dame and Georgia. He told recruiting websites this weekend that he doesn't plan on taking any official visits (other than his official to UF, of course).

2. Sticking with the recruiting theme, Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest guard Brandon Knight will announce his basketball commitment at 4 p.m. Wednesday on ESPNU. Knight will choose between UF, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas and Connecticut.

3. I'm still sticking by my prediction that the Seattle Seahawks will select Tim Tebow with the 14th pick of the NFL Draft. Call me crazy.

4. While my original blog post on the idea was presented with a what-if slant, I now have serious reason to believe that if the Big Ten adds five schools and one of those teams is Notre Dame then the SEC will in fact consider adding teams but only if it's a slam dunk and benefits the league. Again, think big here: Texas and Texas A&M in the SEC West and FSU and Miami or Georgia Tech in the SEC East. Just a guess, but Florida would likely try and block the addition of Miami into the SEC. Of course, UF could always be outvoted by other members in a collective power play. FSU recruits primarily against UF, Miami, Alabama, Auburn and Georgia. Miami recruits primarily against UF and FSU. Also, keep in mind that Georgia Tech was an original member of the SEC. Of course, Notre Dame has a pretty sweet deal going with the BCS. My guess: As long as there is a BCS, Notre Dame will remain independent. If Notre Dame joins the Big Ten, then the gears of a national playoff might -- MIGHT -- slowly begin turning.

NOW TO THE SPRING GAME ...

5 TOP NEWCOMERS
1. Trey Burton, QB
: Gator Clause must take the time and thank Mr. Burton for making our editorial board look like a collective genius. The Gator Clause Board of Directors named Burton the spring's most improved player on Thursday. On Saturday, Burton accounted for 243 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. Burton's 76-yard run was a thing of beauty and set an spring-game record for longest run from scrimmage. (UF began keeping spring-game stats in 1996.) Burton also did an excellent job at the end of the second quarter in leading the Gators' no-huddle offense. Burton completed five consecutive passes to get his offense in field-goal range.

2. Carl Moore, WR: Moore isn't really a newcomer but since he missed all of 2009 and played sparingly in 2008, we're including Moore in this list. Officially, I have no idea why Moore missed those two practices this spring, but it certainly wasn't because he feared competition. Moore was UF's best possession receiver on Saturday, accounting for eight receptions, 130 yards and a touchdown. Welcome back, Carl. Be smart this summer.

3. Mike Gillislee, RB: The rising sophomore from Deland was his usual steady self on Saturday. He had 10 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown on tired legs. No one worked harder this spring than Gillislee.

4. Josh Shaw, CB: Shaw was picked on plenty Saturday but the Californian kept battling and finished with a spring-game high eight tackles. He also had an interception. Shaw also made a nice play when he knocked down a pass over the middle intended for Carl Moore. Moore created a little separation but Shaw recovered quickly to make the play in one-on-one coverage.

5. Andre Debose, WR: After sitting out last season with a hamstring injury, Debose showed everyone in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium that he still has plenty of speed. In limited duty, Debose had two receptions for 30 yards. I like Debose and I like his aggressive demeanor. As much as he hates being compared to Percy Harvin, Debose and Harvin certainly share some of the same characteristics: toughness, confidence, quick first step, speed, play-making ability, etc.

HOMETOWN HEROES
Frankie Hammond, Jr., WR
: Hammond of Hallandale is such a smart receiver. It's fun to watch him play. His awareness on the field helped UF's quarterbacks on Saturday. Hammond had four receptions for 20 yards, including a touchdown. On the touchdown, Hammond noticed quarterback John Brantley scrambling, adjusted his route and got open in the end zone for his quarterback. Nice play, Frankie!

Moses Jenkins, CB: Jenkins of Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson had a solid spring game. He made several impressive tackles, including one that prevented a touchdown and another that forced a fourth down inside the red zone. Jenkins finished with four tackles.

TOP FIVE PLAYS
1. Burton's 76-yard run was the day's rushing highlight. He made just about everyone on the Gators' second-team defense miss at least once.

2. John Brantley's 47-yard bomb to Deonte Thompson on the first play from scrimmage was a REAL football play. (sarcasm, people!)

3. Brantley's 14-yard touchdown strike to Carl Moore in the second quarter was excellent. Moore was at his best in the red-zone on Saturday.

4. Burton's 20-yard touchdown pass to Omarius Hines in the second quarter showed everyone that Burton is certainly capable of making quality throws.

5. Jordan Reed's 31-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Lawrence in the fourth quarter excited coaches, including offensive coordinator Steve Addazio who gushed about Reed's arm strength after the game.

OTHER STUFF
1. The first-team offensive line struggled at times to form a pocket for Brantley. Of course, the offensive line was without some of its projected starters.

2. Which reminds me. Offensive guard Carl Johnson, who sat out with a shoulder injury, was on the sidelines looking a little beefy. Let's hope Johnson's shoulder heals in time so he can be in shape for two-a-days.

3. The interception throw by Burton on the second-team offense's first play from scrimmage was a coach's fault. Of course, the coach who called the play was a student. Two students won contests to call the first offensive plays for each team. Brantley completed his bomb on the first-team offense's first play. Burton's bomb was predictable and was picked off by Josh Shaw. (Still, it was a great play by Shaw.) After the game, Burton said he didn't agree with the student's call, and instead wanted a designed quarterback run.

4. Plenty of South Florida recruits made the trip to Gainesville for the spring game. Some I've been able to track down: Eli Rogers, a wide receiver at Miami Northwestern; Jeremy Cash, a safety at Plantation; Ryan Shazier, a defensive end from Plantation; Curt Maggit, a defensive lineman was West Palm Beach Dwyer.

5. Other top recruits in attendance: Lateek Townsend, a top linebacker prospect from South Carolina; Mike Bellamy, a running back from Punta Gorda; Nick Waisome, a defensive back from Southlake; Ray Drew, a defensive end from Thomasville, Ga.

6. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told me that cornerback Adrian Bushell is currently not with the team while he deals with personal issues (most likely grades).

GATOR CLAUSE POST-SPRING DEPTH CHARTS
OFFENSE
QB: John Brantley, Trey Burton, Jordan Reed
RB: Jeff Demps, Emmanuel Moody OR Mike Gillislee, Chris Rainey
FB: Steve Wilks, T.J. Pridemore
Z-receiver: Deonte Thompson, Omar Hines, Frankie Hammond Jr., T.J. Lawrence
Y-receiver: Carl Moore, Frankie Hammond Jr., Justin Williams, Stephen Alli
Slot-receiver: Chris Rainey, Andre Debose, Frankie Hammond Jr., Solomon Patton, Robert Clark
TE: Jordan Reed, Gerald Christian
RT: Marcus Gilbert, David Young, Jonotthan Harrison?
RG: Maurice Hurt, Nick Alajajian?
C: Mike Pouncey, Sam Robey
LG: James Wilson, Jon Halapio?
LT: Xavier Nixon, Matt Patchan?, Ian Siberman?

DEFENSE
DE: Justin Trattou, Kedric Johnson OR Lerentee McCray?
DL: Terron Sanders, Jaye Howard
DL: Lawrence Marsh, Omar Hunter
DE: Duke Lemmens, William Green
SLB: A.J. Jones, Lorenzo Edwards
MLB: Jon Bostic, Brendan Beal, Jelani Jenkins
WLB: Brandon Hicks, Dee Finley
CB: Janoris Jenkins, Josh Shaw
FS: Will Hill, Matt Elam
SS: Ahmad Black, Miguel Carodine/Jordan Haden
CB: Moses Jenkins, Jeremy Brown, Jaylen Watkins
NB: Matt Elam, Jeremy Brown

SPECIAL TEAMS
Kicker: Caleb Sturgis, John Crofoot
Punter: Chas Henry, David Lerner
Punt return: Chris Rainey, Robert Clark
Kick return: Chris Rainey, Mike Gillislee

-jo- 

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***Urban Meyer will resign after signing day***

The plan was to stay until after signing day and try to keep recruits. Typical Gators

Gators are already losing recruits as mentioned in other blogs and will lose more. They have figured out the scheme..

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 28, 2010 at 05:17 PM


U have done an excellent job of proving what a complete dipshyt U are

We were losing recruits? Ur a knee jerk dumbassss.

Great job landing Seantrel u dumb cluck

Randy DID school those Nevada schools though

great write-up jo, I've been waiting to see analysis of the spring game

Thanks Jo!

I read Tebow to Minnesota at 30/

Thanks for the re-cap Joe! I'm pretty old school so I think we will live and die with our lines this coming season. Hopefully the hog-molly's up front will stay injury free through two-a-days and we'll be two and three deep across both lines! Is Patchan officially an O-liner? Has that been decided yet?

Posted by: Any other predictions Einstein? | April 12, 2010 at 03:21 PM

You wrote it, and then responded to it! What a Fing TOOL! And you're in my head??? You can't go a day without writing my fake name "D" Bag!

Go 'canes!

If Patchan returns to his old form, then he should be able to win back the left-tackle spot. Addazio loves him some Matt Patchan.

-jo-

No sign of Earl Okine on the depth chart? I was hoping he would have a good spring.

I think Earl did have a good spring, but he's still third-string at defensive tackle in the 4-3. A lot of good players from which to choose.

-jo-

Calling it now..Ronald Powell will be heavily involved in the DE rotation by the 4th game

Good job as always, Joe!


James,

That is, unless he's not starting at TE.

-jo-

Yep, not going anywhere for now. Actually quite happy in Gainesville. Spring game on Saturday. Canoeing on the Sante Fe on Sunday. Cutting my five-acre yard on Monday. Taco Tuesday at The Top on ... Tuesday.

-jo-

Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | April 12, 2010 at 05:34 PM

Ain't my Country nice Joseph ...

1. Urban Meyer received his third commitment of the 2011 recruiting class this weekend when prep standout Jeoffrey Pagan of Asheville, N.C., committed to the Gators. A 6-4, 250-pound defensive end, Pagan committed to Meyer on Friday.

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I suggest this young man wears the #15 as a Gator ...

Jo -

Dancing with Urbie at a Buffet concert is on your 'bucket list'? Dude, you better cut back on the cheese in your grits.

Oh BTW, sarcasm my arse on the 305 REAL QB gig...we all know you are in agreement

I got news for Addazio....Patchan is a bum

Patchan is a beast. He LAUGHED AT U!

Envious fool

and I'm laughing at YOU!

What a lame-o this guy is. The Hurricanes are such a big nothing this year he can only revel in a delusion of negativity of his own making. He's no different than some Princeton dufus chirping about their 28 NC's! It happened so long ago...who cares? The Hurricanes are such a non-threat to everybody, the only reaction they can garner is by lighting a bag of poop on fire and ringing door bells in other blogs.

Sad

Listen to this DOOOOSH bag. Love how when it applies to his team it's "past" but all he can spew on other teams is about THEIR past. What a mental midget.

Joe,

Besides recruiting competition, is there another glaring reason that the gators don't want the U in the SEC? is it because they are SCARED to play us every other year?

SCARED to play Miami? Miami would have a 5 game losing streak to the Gators if they played every year like FSU does. don't kid yourself moron. your 2 & 3 star guys can't compete with 4 and 5 star players. its sad how you don't see how bad miami is. You beat wake forest by 1 point. duke gives you fits every time you play them. butch has randy's nads on his key chain. wisconsin dropped on the side of the road like a used trojan. wake up clowns. randy and the two life crew coaching staff is a joke.

RIP Miami Football

The real question: Is Miami attractive enough to bring into the SEC?

-jo-

The REAL QUESTION: Would Miami have to pay off referees?

First of all, to Sarasota 'Cane, I distinctly remember those comments you made, so don't try to slither out of them now by saying he made 'em up! Typical. As for why we don't want Miami in the SEC, well, recruiting is a HUGE practical reason, but it goes deeper than that...won't go into all the details here, but it comes down to this: y'all just aren't SEC material, and we know it WELL, first hand, going back many years. We'll make sure it never happens.

Pagan ... U offer ? ... No ... Why ?

The real question: Is Miami attractive enough to bring into the SEC?

-jo-

Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | April 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM

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They have been pretty good at swallowing lately ... their pride, words and illusions the last 8 years anyways ... but ...

Just plain scared is what the GAYtors r. You can just hear & feel the scaredness in thier blogs. The excuses you all come up with, NOT 2 play the CANES is comical.
BUT WE ALL KNOW THE REAL REASONS;
A 1-5 record verses the CANES this decade, 2 bowl losses 2 the CANES this decade, 1 win verses the CANES in almost 3 decades, would actually have 2 play somebody b4 the SEC (SLEAZY & EASY) championship game, and on, and on, and on..
& im always wondering if we would be such an easy win (like the way u normally schedule) then why wouldnt u all schedule us???

It's sad and funny, their is nothing to brag about over their in the Gables right now. Most of the fans on this blog have some kind of nexus to the canes and have no reason to "hate" them. unfortunately, it only takes a few dopes (who I don't believe are representative of Hurricane nation anyway) to foment all the bad will.

Just zip it guys, you're making a lot out of nothing.

The real question: Is Miami attractive enough to bring into the SEC?

-jo-

Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | April 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM


I think by "attractive", Joe means rabid fan base that travels and represents regardless of the circumstances. FSU fits this bill. Miami can't represent on its own turf. The SEC doesn't need another Vandy in their midst. The only redeeming factor with them is they are and excellent academic institution -- UM is certainly no Vandy.

Urbans recruiting domination will get marble mouf FIRED!

Lmao

For the record I think UM should be invited into the SEC along with FSU -- the regionality makes sense and I think the strength of the Florida schools would be on display in one laboratory for the whole nation to witness.


3. I'm still sticking by my prediction that the Seattle Seahawks will select Tim Tebow with the 14th pick of the NFL Draft. Call me crazy.

-jo-
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You're crazy

Of course scUM didn't offer Pagan. They know they don't have any shot with guys of his caliber.

Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | April 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM

jo, I used to think your writing was fairly balanced and on point. Not any longer. Do you honestly question if the Canes are "attractive" or not for the SEC. I know we dont sell out our home games but we sell out stadiums on the road consistently and is there A bigger draw than the Canes when it comes to TV ratings?

I can emphathize with The U's pain, but I think it is more about dollars than anything else. Like I said above, the conference doesn't want another Vandy without a major redeeming factor. I'd like to see them there just to see the state of Florida lock down every recruit in the state year after year.


Of course scUM didn't offer Pagan. They know they don't have any shot with guys of his caliber.

Posted by: The []__[] SuKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKs | April 13, 2010 at 08:46 AM
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We didn't meet his minimum criteria of a Waffle Hut on every intersection and dried cow paddies in open fields. To each his own...

"but we sell out stadiums on the road consistently and is there A bigger draw than the Canes when it comes to TV ratings"

No, those games are already sold out. You think the horseshoe, doak, or death valley is sold out because of the canes? Those teams could play FIU and they would be sold out. TV Ratings? I don't think I have the WIS v s U or the CAL vs U ratings on hand but I don't think they beat deco drive.

"SEC (SLEAZY & EASY) championship game"

???? The winner of that game has won the last 4 NCs so how is it "SLEAZY & EASY"???

And I know something about sleazy and easy!

Relax on the Pagan stuff. The kid is a good kid that went through a lot growing up.

btw, he is originally from Miami

Posted by: James | April 13, 2010 at 09:05 AM


James, Are you the same James that used to post on Shandels blog? If you are you were A level headed gator fan. Whats your take on the canes and gators this year?

**Urban Meyer will resign after signing day***

The plan was to stay until after signing day and try to keep recruits. Typical Gators

Gators are already losing recruits as mentioned in other blogs and will lose more. They have figured out the scheme..

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 28, 2010 at 05:17 PM
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You wrote it, and then responded to it! What a Fing TOOL! And you're in my head??? You can't go a day without writing my fake name "D" Bag!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 12, 2010 at 03:41 PM
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Sorry DOOOOOOSHBAG! That's YOUR posting not mine. It was simply pulled out of the "archive of ignorant and hateful cane quotes." It clearly illustrates what an ignorant hateful little twit U are. Keep posting jakazzz.

Nice try "D" bag!

We all know that U support all Florida schools when it does not affect UM right???? Not that U have ANY credibility, but everytime you post here you just come off as a bigger doooooooshbag than the previous time.

Go Lady 'canes


Someone said you losers went O for 58 out of the box in the SEC...and that you've won 8 conference championships in 77 tries...can that be true? Someone tell me...can THAT BE TRUE??? Those are really pathetic stats for a team the Turds declare to be one of the best. That's got to be worse than UCF or La Tech, no?

If that was my team I'd be embarrassed to be posting. I expect some idiotic retort now that this was "in the past", right? The "past" only matters when talking about other teams, right? Just like when their criminals are arrested or their coaches meltdown, it's someone else's fault, right?

You morons deserve each other. Maybe you should buy an island where you can construct some relics to remind you of home, you know...like Ben Hill Taxpayer Stadium and Waffle House

And we'd probably have border people keeping miscreants and rogues like you off that island --- except to clean toilets and wash our cars.

You got to like my use of relic, huh? I didn't know what it meant but I slept at a Holiday Inn last night and I hope Randy does during the season so he knows when to call a timeout.

Good try fake Turds SUKKKKK, but we're on to your name changing. We all know you phoneys for what you are...


And we'd probably have border people keeping miscreants and rogues like you off that island --- except to clean toilets and wash our cars.

Posted by: Parent on aisle 12 | April 13, 2010 at 09:59 AM

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Good description of the Cali-AZ-Tx border Pops. Maybe if we could redirect some of that taxpayers money to projects like border control instead of wasteful Turd facilities and overpaid coaches we might actually be able to take back our country.

Posted by: Ponder that Fool | April 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Dagumbit...Christian is a good kid and QB. He ain't no fool

For the record I think UM should be invited into the SEC along with FSU -- the regionality makes sense and I think the strength of the Florida schools would be on display in one laboratory for the whole nation to witness.

Posted by: Parent on aisle 12 | April 13, 2010 at 06:56 AM ________________________________________________

I'm with this guy. I think it would be great. As for the "attractive" comment earlier, it wasn't meant to be a dig at Miami. It's only stating the obvious. Miami averages -- I don't know -- 48,000 for home games. Well, even Mississippi State has more fans than that for home games. Miami is a TV-ratings darling (and I've made this point to people while reporting on this story) but I've also been told that maybe UF already covers South Florida's TV market. Whether this is accurate or not, I don't know, but this might be what the SEC people are thinking.

-jo-

Miami averages -- I don't know -- 48,000 for home games.

Surely you dont believe that propaganda? Ever look at the place during games. It has a bunch of students packed in the endzone (that's what they show on the tv close up) and the rest of the place is scattered or empty. It's a joke.

The put about 25k in that oversized concrete dump. It's part of the reason nobody cares about UM football.

tv ratings darling? c'mon jo, put a game on thursday night and everyone watches it. They USED to have good ratings. Now it's thursday nights and Justintv.com.. PLEASE !


Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | April 13, 2010 at 11:29 AM

The South Florida TV market argument doesent hold water. The Canes are A national TV darling. As far as the home attendance for Cane games everyone knows Miami is an event town. You bring in Alabama, Florida, LSU, etc and the games would sell out.

Everyone has ups and downs. That's just the nature of the game. Miami will be back up. I have no doubt about that. Here's what the SEC wants to know. Can Miami offer the SEC $17 million of value per year? That's how much each SEC conference member receives every year just for being in the league. I think Miami provides a little something different that the SEC lacks. Miami is sexy. It's hip. It's in a major city, a pro town. It's NOT Mississippi State and thank God for that. Now, do the higher ups at the SEC see it that way? I doubt it. Like I wrote last week, the ideal scenario in my opinion is Texas, Texas A&M, FSU and Miami if 16 is the number.

-jo-

But not all games are events. Florida sells out Miss State, Vanderbilt and Arkansas and anybody else who comes to town. Miami just makes excuses for the poor fan base. Big mouths, no tickets.

However, I don't think the SEC wants three Florida teams so it comes down to Miami or FSU. FSU adds nothing to the ratings as they are already surrounded by other SEC teams and have a small TV market. Miami would seem to be a better choice for TV ratings. Still nobody likes Miami's obnoxiuos fans and Shalala is a joke. Also, why would Miami want to join the SEC when they can't even compete in the ACC? I don't think adding another Florida team is all that appealing to the SEC.

Georgia Tech would be attractive as a second Georgia team because of the Atlanta TV market. Louisville or Clemson might be attractive. Going into North Carolina and Virginia to grab one or two teams would expand the base. What about adding Texas, Texas A & M, Oklahoma and Nebraska to make 16? Talk about a Super Conference. Move Alabama and Auburn to the East.

Jo -

As much as it pains me to admit that Miami is the #1 national draw for TV, isn't it also true that we're #1 nationally for ESPN360.com livecasts?

Seriously, Canes fans don't want the SEC and UF fans (along with the rest of the SEC)don't want Miami, FSU, Texas, etc. Without a playoff system, you almost have to win all your games or lose one game relatively early in the season. If the SEC consisted of Texas, Alabama, Miami, UF, FSU, LSU, etc., how many teams would really make it through the season unscathed? They would simply beat each other up. Despite what fans may think, FSU and Miami immediately become better programs by joining the SEC solely from a recruiting angle. If I am Miami, I would rather stay in the ACC where I have a decent shot of winning the conference given the rest of the competition. If we go to a playoff system, then I would welcome expansion - otherwise, I'm sorry but attendance at UM's home games will just have to remain half empty....

Freetruth has the right idea. The SEC would like to expand out of its nine-state base. Obviously cherry picking the Big 12 teams would be tasty.

-jo-

Posted by: Freetruth | April 13, 2010 at 12:32 PM

Shalala is a joke???? I had no idea Rush was a Gator!

Got Undefeated?

Go 'canes!

How would a Turd fan from the Granola state possibly have a clue what A Canes fan wants? Exactly, he doesn't. And I fully understand why YOU don't want Miami in the SEC...it's the same reason your last 3 AD's have been running and hiding from head-to-head matchups. They haven't worked out well for you Turds and you hate getting exposed...especially in state.

Oh forgot....

Got ACC Championship?

Go 'canes!

Hey Cane Clowns why not join a football conference????

I bet if you did you might not have any undefeated seasons to talk about.

Miami talks tough but plays Maryland, NC State, Duke, Wake Forest, UCF, USF, Fl A&M....what real contenders do you play year in year out? NONE, ACC has no national championship contenders. Put that in Randy's pipe and smoke it.

UNC exposes you every year. Butch has randy's nads on his keychain.

Somebody get rest-of-story's blanket and milk 'cause it looks like he needs a nap. Come up with something new for a change buddy (maybe reference the September 13, 1982 SI as an objective source on the matter -- were you even born yet?).

I'm with Joe, everything is cyclical. The hurricanes would get bludgeoned in the SEC at least for the next 5 or 6 years, however, the competition would definitely bring them up a few notches and make them better.

This is what a real schedule looks like:

2 of the top 12 non-conference games.

Not to mention VT, FSU, and G tech

bring on the escuses.

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1073587

correction ignorant dinosaur. The rest of the story is that your once storied program is now a cut back 2nd tier chump. Thems the facts U dope.

Keep clinging to your delusions of relevancy. We just laugh at U.

Yeah....right...The last four BCS champs are "scared of 31-26" UM.

Ten years from now U still will suck and you'll be running the same laughable crap

LSU has 2 of 12

Bama has 1

what's your excuse???????

http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1073587

UNC exposes you every year. Butch has randy's nads on his keychain.

TRUE DAT...LOL

U JUST GOT GUTTED.....AGAIN

About 90% of these posts show how classless and clueless Florida fans are. As for FSU fans at least Gators can read, can't write very well but at least they can read without a tutor!

58 game winning streak at home, 34 game winning streak, the most players on NFL rosters, 5 National Championships, three undefeated, three in five years (87, 89 91, for the uninitiated)Players who graduate, instead of ending up on the police blotter.

Have to admit, Alachua County Detention center could have had quite a team the past few years.
251 traffic citations, coach who is giving the swamp a bad name, (now called the Waffle House)
Tebow a real honest good guy! Too bad he had so much practice for his prison ministries in his own locker room.
UF president leaving the scene of an accident.(Parking garage collision he drove away from)

Great example Gators!

By the way your NC's are now past history too!

Never saw a Canes QB crying like a baby on the sidelines!

I could go on but these remarks should be more than enough to prove my initial comment as true ( first point made, for you Gator fans, who are seeing red and not what is being written.) (Red as in RedNeck)

See Ya but it probably won't be 2013 since UF is trying to cancel the contract for that one.

Good description of the Cali-AZ-Tx border Pops. Maybe if we could redirect some of that taxpayers money to projects like border control instead of wasteful Turd facilities and overpaid coaches we might actually be able to take back our country.

Posted by: Ponder that Fool | April 13, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Doesn't the Ind Athletic Admin and private endowments pay for salaries and facilities? Want to talk about fleecing the taxpayers, how about the Pell Grant scam in the late '80's and early '90's? Butch Davis bore the brunt of that big crater in U football history.

Sarasota conveniently ignores that Uf's football program is a profit machine. Dude lives in a fantasy world of denial. Get your facts straight you Fin clown.

You're the same idiot who said THIS:
**Urban Meyer will resign after signing day***

The plan was to stay until after signing day and try to keep recruits. Typical Gators

Gators are already losing recruits as mentioned in other blogs and will lose more. They have figured out the scheme..

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | January 28, 2010 at 05:17 PM

Go watch your Big East video tapes U ancient clown

I too support all the Florida schools when it does not affect UM.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | July 15, 2009 at 11:00 PM

But wait dypshyt. i thought we are a hole in the tax payers pockets?

You seriously have some mental issues U clown.

Miami needs the SEC. If Shalala is still there and that check cashed, our ACC medicority would transition over to the SEC and it's bakc the basement I go.

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college/2009/07/how-much-revenue-did-your-favorite-fbs-school-take-in-in-200708-this-chart-will-tell-you.html


Go 'canes!

Great link Sarasota. It shows that not one ACC school is in the revenue top 20. That's why U just won't see them winning BCS titles. The same BCS titles that U base your entire pathetic existence on.

Rank School Total Revenue Conference
1st Texas $120,288,370 Big 12
2nd Ohio State $117,953,712 Big Ten
3rd Florida $106,030,895 Southeastern Conference
4th Michigan $99,027,105 Big Ten
5th Wisconsin $93,452,334 Big Ten
6th Penn State $91,570,233 Big Ten
7th Auburn $89,305,326 Southeastern Conference
8th Alabama $88,869,810 Southeastern Conference
9th Tennessee $88,719,798 Southeastern Conference

SEC is 6 of the top 13 spots.

Sorry ass scUM isn't even in the top 50. The days of fielding consistent top teams on a shoe string budget are over U ancient clowns. Your unqualified coach recruits in a frickin KIA Sportage.

It's infinitely amusing to hear U idiots indict UF for having a ravenous fan base. It's the musing of a pathetically small fan base that suffers severely from Napoleon Complex.

U don't compete with the big boys anymore...FACT

Jo your on drugs too if you think UM is going to find a place amongst CFB's elite programs. There are major holes all over their program. Cyclical my ass! Maybe cyclical amongst the teams that actually have the resources to get there in the first place. But definitely not cyclical amongst teams that have fallen off the competitive map ala UM.

50th Arizona $46,988,400 Pac-10
51st Miami (Fla.) $46,849,990 ACC

Yeah Miami. Sorry Arizona pulls in more bank than your broke self.

Back in the day when you had luke buying juice for the whole program and stealing Pell money U were competitive.

Donna cleaned house and U are broke. Good luck winning the ACC has-beens.

Pell grant scandals...quite a compliment to good ol' Charlie, the master scumbag of them all, no? And how about George Steinbrenner Jr. there pulling on his supenders about how much money the Turd cult throws at their heros, all in the quest of buying championships. How's that worked out for you Turd? 3? WOW..that's impressive. You can only IMAGINE what it feels like to walk around with a ring on EVERY finger chump, because imagine is as close as you'll get.

Posted by: your wet dream | April 13, 2010 at 02:25 PM

Be sure that you never change. Never embrace progress; sit back and try to get by on what worked 20 years ago. I bet you have a big beige mobile phone and listen to Huey Lewis and the News on a boom box.

WOW...the Turds are 5 star for collecting money from zealots. Kind of reminds me of the Catholic Church....and we all know how that turned out (ouch).

"buying championships"

lmao

WAHHHHHHHHHH

U buy bus passes LOSER

Jo your on drugs too if you think UM is going to find a place amongst CFB's elite programs. There are major holes all over their program. Cyclical my ass! Maybe cyclical amongst the teams that actually have the resources to get there in the first place. But definitely not cyclical amongst teams that have fallen off the competitive map ala UM.

Posted by: ACC doormat | April 13, 2010 at 02:14 PM
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Just playing the devil's advocate here, but didn't UM defeat Oklahoma just last year? Also, UM was one of the only teams to play UF close (in The Swamp, no less) the year UF won its last title. Both of those seasons were considered down years for UM, so I'm not ready to write off the Canes, and I don't think anyone else is either. This season will be an important for the Canes' perception. What will that statement be? Who knows? But I do know that if Miami goes undefeated through the first five weeks of the season (FAMU, at Ohio State, at Pitt, at Clemson, FSU) then Miami will be back in the Top 5.

-jo-

Posted by: you have to wins NC's on the FIELD

We have the BCS CHAMPIONSHIP hardware for 2 of the last 4 years on display. We did it on the field you clueless clown. We have done it with CURRENT players and staff. That's called winning in the present U clown. U live in the past . Say hi to Luther

I guess you didn't notice because you were too busy not winning anything. But your 26 losses while an ACC member are very impressive.

Posted by: you have to wins NC's on the FIELD Turd...you can't BUY them | April 13, 2010 at 02:31 PM

Not sure what you mean? So it's bad to generate money for the university and athletics. If U generated revenue, you wouldn't have to greyhound it to your home games.

I know it sounds pretty elitist and ostentatious, but programs have to bring in cash and, in this day and age, they have to hire big time coaches with big time scratch.

I'm not one to knock Randy Shannon - I think he is doing the best he can with what was handed to him, however, the fickle Cane fans are going to run this poor guy off. Only then will they realize they got a coach of his caliber for a song.

You Canes should be kissin' his rear end and hope to heck he wins 12 games this year. I kind of hope that he does - then thumbs his nose at all you ungrateful wretches that call yourselves cane fans and goes somewhere that can appreciate his skill set.

Not as impressive as your 0 for 58 start out of the SEC box, yes? And Jo's point are spot on, much to the dismay of Turds everywhere who fear the second coming of the grandest dynasty in college football HISTORY. One of your morons made a comment about not embracing progress about your team and I LOL. What do you call 5 wins to 7 wins to 9 wins (notice the trend line)? Embrace that bonehead.

How would I know? I grew up in Miami for 20 years, actually worked security on sidelines for many Miami OB games, and got to see the ambulance driver, Luther Campbell, in action. I don't have to live in Miami to know what Canes fans want - they want to stay in the ACC and want no part of a football conference. Even you can't be that foolish to think you would beat UF, FSU, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, etc. each year. Kind of a step up from Duke, Maryland, NC State and Wake Forest...

You need to stay focused on graduating since Coffee Beanery in Dadeland Mall is still counting on their flow of UM graduates...

Posted by: you have 4 & 5 star donors....so what? Can they tackle? | April 13, 2010 at 02:56 PM

You have a lame duck coach and that ain't helping recruiting

Oh, so you were one of those guys making $5.95/hr. with the blue jacket on the sidelines that said SECURITY. Damn, didn't realize you were so close to the pulse of the action and the karma of the fans. You're a step down from Dadeland chief, maybe Watts? Anyway, some serious advice for you: just because you sell medicinal pot from a whacko shop in the Granola state doesn't mean you're supposed to sample the wares before you post here, OK?

Real CEB: TRUE Canes fans love what Randy is doing at the U...it's the Turds and fake Canes that keep on hatin'. Keeps them up at night that he's building another powerhouse.

Just playing the devil's advocate here, but didn't UM defeat Oklahoma just last year? Also, UM was one of the only teams to play UF close (in The Swamp, no less) the year UF won its last title. Both of those seasons were considered down years for UM, so I'm not ready to write off the Canes, and I don't think anyone else is either. This season will be an important for the Canes' perception. What will that statement be? Who knows? But I do know that if Miami goes undefeated through the first five weeks of the season (FAMU, at Ohio State, at Pitt, at Clemson, FSU) then Miami will be back in the Top 5.

-jo-


Yeah they beat the Sooners at home by one point with Bradford watching from the sidelines. Sooners ended the year 7-6 maybe?

Miami's offense did nothing in the Gator game. They got smacked around. Gator offense didn't get rolling until late largely because this was the second game of the season and they weren't in rythme.Gators seem to do that alot. Still it was 26-3.

Miami goes undefeated if the starting qb's go down on Ohio State and Pitt.

Hey Jo I know you are trying to make a name for yourself and increase traffic on your blog but some of your comments are very questionable. Myabe Meyer should take you aside and straighten you out too.

building a powerhouse?

After three years ( enough time to field a winner just axe saban and Meyer) those fat Wisconsin guys were throwing your defenders aside like they were flies. You're delusional clown.

besides, UF didn't roll out the entire playbook for UM game. They ran the dive all night long. Florida was not nearly the same team in that game that they were when we set the all time attendance record in UM's "stadium".

Where were their signature wins? Injured OU? GT? FSU?

fsu's defense was beyond atrocious and they still had to give UM that game
OU was not the same team without Bradford
GT? one dimensional pansies that crap themselves every year

They got manhandled by some very bad teams. Amazing that they won against WAKE FOREST.

They have worse depth issues this year . OL? LB? Their LB's got abused by some sorry teams.

Lots of tape on Whipple and J17. D's aren't going to get give up the long ball like last year. No Oline, Harris will fight for survival.

Eight wins tops for UM in 2010. ARCHIVE IT SARASOTA SCUMBAG

Real CEB: TRUE Canes fans love what Randy is doing at the U...it's the Turds and fake Canes that keep on hatin'. Keeps them up at night that he's building another powerhouse.

Posted by: Turd nightmares | April 13, 2010 at 03:27 PM

Are you listening to the same sports radio down here that I am???? You can cut the tension with a knife when the topic of RS and Canes football comes up on Joe Rose's show and Cap Curtis in the afternoon.

Behind the SEC Divisional rivals (pick one), the SEC championship game and recruiting, the topic of the Canes isn't even on the radar -- this therapy is for U pal. You guys badger RS and don't realize what you guys have. If you think in this day and age the program makes the coach and not vice-versa, you ARE stuck in an '80's hot tub time machine.

He stepped right in it "CEB"...lmao

canes will always incorrectly think the program makes the coach. Maybe it did when parachute pants were in style. This is 2010.

Don't realize what they have in Shannon????

He's overrated as a recruiter
He's a very questionable leader
He's atrocious on the sidelines
He's poison to coaching staff stability
He's a PR nightmare

but hey...his kids go to class.

What the hell are you talking about? He has no business being a head coach. He got an extended honeymoon because the NW eight "transferred."

...for the money they are paying..they are getting a steal! If they went on the open market, who do you think they would get for that kind of money?

CRICKETS CHIRPING.....LOUDLY

It is so funny to come on here and watch the blog monitor (Jo) "Gut" his own fan base with facts about UM's storied program!

Thanks Jo!

Go 'canes!

It is so funny to come on here and watch the blog monitor (Jo) "Gut" his own fan base with facts about UM's storied program!

Thanks Jo!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 13, 2010 at 04:11 PM


When are you not on here?

Look dude, I couldn't care less what Joe Rose or some other radio jock says. Me and most Cane fans I know fully support Randy. He's played the game at the highest level, proven he can coach by his numerous top defenses (and awards) as DC, runs a tight ship with kids staying out of trouble and graduating (take note of the latter 2 things Turds), is recruiting better athletes and learning as a HC as all the new ones have to. I agree that 2010 is a key year is his evaluation cycle, but I'm convinced he'll improve upon last year, just as he did his 2nd & 3rd. He's got a more capable and solid supporting cast and lots of kids are entering their 3rd year of playing experience. If he can put an improved/winning team on the field the fans will show, and not just for the key matchups. So use all your 80's hot tub references you and other haters want, but come end of next season you can piss on the corner of the paper is there's still grounds. Right now the Canes are 0-0, just like every other D1 school out there.

firerandyshannon.com wasn't created by FIU fans.

LOL -- sara I'd be careful about overusing the word "storied".

OOC schedule -- another contrived talk-radio non-issue. Riddle me this -- if one wins all their OOC games against top 10 teams then drops 3 or 4 in-conference games, where does that leave you?

Kudos to teams that schedule tough OOC games, but winning conferences and conf championships is the priority. Certain teams are indirectly coerced into scheduling top 5 teams OOC because their conference stinks and strength of schedule hinders them at year end.

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