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Billy Donovan is giving troubled Gators recruit Cody Larson the benefit of doubt. Good idea?

GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Billy Donovan has a history of taking chances on players with questionable backgrounds. The latest example seems to be Cody Larson, a 6-9, 225-pound power forward from Sioux Falls, S.D.

We'll have a story up on MiamiHerald.com shortly about Larson's travails. To make a long story short, the guy allegedly knows a thing or two about people who might at one point have illegally taken a few painkillers. Larson and a buddy were suspended from their high school basketball team in February after a run-in with the cops, allegedly over some Hydrocodone (Vicodin).

Don't want to stereotype here (well, yeah I do), but this all sounds so very South Dakota, where there is absolutely nothing to do except apparently eat a bunch of pills to pass the time. Larson, for his part, has not been charged with taking drugs. He has only been charged for living in a place where he knew illegal substances were being stored and used, a misdemeanor. At best, that doesn't sound like a great environment for young Mr. Larson. At worst, Florida basketball is about to inherit some potential drama.

Coach Billy Donovan was well aware of Larson's legal troubles during the recruitment process, meaning Donovan knows the risk he's taking on Larson. Larson's court date is set for June 22 but he'll probably work a plea deal before then. At that point, it will be up to Donovan, UF's support staff and the basketball team's leaders (Chandler Parsons and Kenny Boynton Jr.?) to keep Larson out of trouble. Hopefully this relationship will work out for both parties.

-jo-

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South Dakota to Hickville seems like a match made in heavin. You gaytors never stop. 5>3 and you know it.

He'll fit right in the meth capital of the usa. & urbin would like the kids # 2 'congratulate him' (wink, wink).

U dont get in without a rap sheet. THE GAYTOR CREDO...

still no report on aaron hernandez & the hippie lettuce.
& why not????
its not newsworthy enough or is it's that u might get the jeremy fowler treatment.

The D.O.C. of athletics in Florida, jesus man these gators are funny.

Is this a Gator forum or a cane forum??? Wo could tell with all these Cane fans!!

Interesting to see what happens, here we have a person involved with illegal drugs coming to Gainesville and hopefully upon graduating he can turn his life around. This is in stark contrast to UM graduates, who typically come in with a pink sweater around their necks and their collars flipped up, and given their degree, leave with no real opportunities but to sell drugs....

Perfect new Turd, huh? Fits all UF student athlete requirements.

Yaaawwwwnnn. Homophobic and poo references. Where is Gator Envy Bingo when we need him? Wish the canes would come up with something original at least.

Another Gator in trouble, anything new coming out of Gainesville these days?

this is such a non story. the kid lived in or was in an aprtment where drugs were being used? well, string him up..

lmao, OGV couldn't sleep. Gators were keeping him up. Got up at 2:30 to post hate. Great job loser.

You wake up and go to bed thinking about the Gators. The Gators own your every waking thought.

Hell the Gators even woke U in the middle of the night too.

Read it and weep UM loser. We are AHEAD of U in EVERY SINGLE pole except some UM homer poll. Mercury News??? THE ENTIRE COUNTRY KNOWS WE ARE BETTER THAN LOSER U. U HAVE ALREADY SEEN AS GOOD AS U WILL BE. U STEP BACK THIS YEAR…ITS UNANIMOUS LOSER

1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
4. Oregon
5. Texas
6. Florida
7. TCU
8. Iowa
9. Nebraska
10. Wisconsin
11. Georgia Tech
12. Southern California
13. Penn State
14. Virginia Tech
15. Miami FL
16. Oklahoma
17. Oregon State
18. Cincinnati
19. North Carolina
20. Arkansas
21. Louisiana State
22. Utah
23. Florida State
24. West Virginia
25. Georgia

Rivals
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Oregon
4. Boise State
5. USC
6. TCU
7. Nebraska
8. Texas
9. Wisconsin
10. Florida
11. Virginia Tech
12. Oklahoma
13. Pittsburgh
14. Iowa
15. Georgia Tech
16. LSU
17. North Carolina
18. Miami
19. Connecticut
20. Oregon State
21. Houston
22. Utah
23. Arkansas
24. Penn State
25. Cincinnati

Bleacher Report
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
4. Iowa
5. Oregon
6. Florida
7. Virginia Tech
8. LSU
9. Texas
10. Nebraska
11. Georgia Tech
12. Cincinnati
13. Penn State
14. Oklahoma
15. Wisconsin
16. Uconn
17. Miami (FL)
18. Arkansas
19. Oregon State
20. Texas Tech
21. TCU
22. Georgia
23. Stanford
24. North Carolina
25. Utah
Mark Schlabach
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
4. Oregon
5. Texas
6. Virginia Tech
7. TCU
8. Nebraska
9. Iowa
10. Wisconsin
11. Florida
12. Oklahoma
13. Georgia Tech
14. Cincinnati
15. Pittsburgh
16. Arkansas
17. Miami (FL)
18. LSU
19. Penn State
20. USC
21. Florida State
22. Oregon State
23. Georgia
24. Stanford
25. Navy

Mercury News
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
4. Oregon
5. Miami
6. Virginia Tech
7. Texas Christian
8. Iowa
9. Nebraska
10. USC
11. Georgia Tech
12. Arkansas
13. Wisconsin
14. Texas
15. Florida
16. Houston
17. Oklahoma
18. Tennessee
19. Oregon State
20. Missouri
21. South Carolina
22. North Carolina
23. Arizona
24. Michigan
25. West Virginia

College Football Saturday
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Oregon
4. Boise State
5. Florida
6. TCU
7. Texas
8. Iowa
9. Virginia Tech
10. Miami
11. USC
12. Georgia Tech
13. LSU
14. Wisconsin
15. Oklahoma
16. Nebraska
17. Oregon State
18. South Carolina
19. Arkansas
20. West Virginia
21. Pitt
22. Georgia
23. Cincy
24. Auburn
25. Nevada

Scout
1. Alabama
2. Florida
3. Texas
4. Ohio State
5. Nebraska
6. Oklahoma
7. Virginia Tech
8. Boise State
9. Wisconsin
10. LSU
11. Oregon
12. Iowa
13. Penn State
14. North Carolina
15. USC
16. Georgia Tech
17. Miami
18. TCU
19. Auburn
20. Georgia
21. West Virginia
22. Florida State
23. Utah
24. Arkansas
25. BYU

Sports Illustrated
1. Alabama
2. Ohio State
3. Boise State
4. Texas
5. Iowa
6. Oregon
7. TCU
8. Georgia Tech
9. Virginia Tech
10. Wisconsin
11. Florida
12. Penn State
13. Oklahoma
14. Miami (FL)
15. Nebraska
16. Pitt
17. Oregon State
18. North Carolina
19. Cincy
20. Cal
21. Houston
22. Georgia
23. LSU
24. BYU
25. Utah

670 the Score
1. Alabama
2. Boise State
3. Ohio State
4. Oregon
5. Texas
6. TCU
7. Virginia Tech
8. Florida
9. Iowa
10. Nebraska
11. USC
12. Wisconsin
13. Oregon State
14. Oklahoma
15. Arkansas
16. LSU
17. Miami
18. Georgia Tech
19. Pittsburgh
20. North Carolina
21. Penn State
22. California
23. Utah
24. Houston
25. Uconn

what the he’ll is the Mercury News? Some crappy little rag in San Jose. What the he’ll does New Mexico know about college football. At least canefan isn’t embarrassing himself by bragging about the 5th ranking in the Mercury News. Anyway, the ENTIRE nation has UF ranked ahead of 2nd tier UM. THAT’S NOT A MISTAKE U CLUCKS

It's pretty obvious that these polls RUINED OGV's entire nights sleep. He was trolling here at 2:30

Posted by: Granite Mouf | May 12, 2010 at 09:12 AM

Your moms still holding and the trash is starting to draw flies. She also said to brush your tooth and change your underware. Three days in the same drawers is enough allready.

Dumb cane fan:

"QB... I think it's going to be tough pulling one in... Who ever comes in as a QB, will know he's redshirting on the bench for 2011 and competing maybe in 2012... but no guaranties with AJ and Morris ahead of him."

AJ AND MORRIS ahead of him????? lmao. Look no further if you want to see a perfect example of how screwed U are. Watch as UM's QB depth chart will completely collapse in the next 24-36 months. It was a mirage anyway.

When OGV gets completely gutted he resorts to this:

Your moms still holding and the trash is starting to draw flies. She also said to brush your tooth and change your underware. Three days in the same drawers is enough allready.


That's all U got tool? It's pretty obvious that Gator Nation has already destroyed your Wednesday. Post your hate all day and try to sleep all night and get a fresh start tomorrow.

Show an ounce of nutsak and respond to UM getting completely dismissed in EVERY SINGLE poll...well almost every poll. U won't because U can't. All U dumb clucks would have tabbed UM as a top ten maybe even top 5 preseason team. Ur paper thin depth chart with HYPE at the top isn't fooling anyone U tool.

LMFAO, turd tard trumping PRESEASON polls and recruiting classes that have yet to play a down of college football. Your out of gas dooshbag. The gators have not won jack since 2008. How did that ranking work out for you last year? Someone forgot to tell tricky Nicky and Alabama you were going to be National Champs because a preseason pool said so.

Jo -

You ask these rhetorical ?? when you know full well what a rational person would do. Where there's smoke there's fire, and this kids tendencies to make bad choices will manifest into highly probable outcomes given the lax attitude about drugs in Gville. But hey, it's 2010 and the UF mantra is win at all cost, right? How can we expect our kids to do the right thing is the parents and coaches don't?

HOw'd that NUMBER 9 RANKING work out for you Oh' King of Collapse?

http://lsufootball.net/articles/2009-preseason-polls.htm

We all know how this worked out........

You ask these rhetorical ?? when you know full well what a rational person would do. Where there's smoke there's fire, and this kids tendencies to make bad choices will manifest into highly probable outcomes given the lax attitude about drugs in Gville. But hey, it's 2010 and the UF mantra is win at all cost, right? How can we expect our kids to do the right thing is the parents and coaches don't?

Stop with the pathetic posts cane clowns. You and everyone else know's that Miami football was built on thugs. Come on.

You think Miami's team is clean right now? I'm 100% sure its not. Randy has done a great job cover up incidents. You mean to tell me those Northwestern clowns are model citizens? Please.

Where was Bama ranked in the preseason last year??
but we won the coastal, by fixing the Arkansas game.
Refs in that one still dont have jobs.
Look idiots, every blog on the internet some gaytor homer is having to DEFEND his team or players. YOU are the laughing stocks, the new thug U if you will.
Same reason you all hate the Canes for their past YOU are doing now and will suffer the consequences

As a Cane I love what Randy is doing, i would rather be just ranked and clean than a top program that could get sledgehammered by the NCAA and have to endure 5 years of total losing and no TV type stuff.

Posted by: clean as a whistle | May 12, 2010 at 10:07 AM

Um you're enduring 5+ years of losing and there is no end in sight but you gots 11 probowlers

everyone ranks U SEVENTEEN. Must be the stink from Japicky's stat sheet.

Regardless, U get no respect by anyone because U deserve none.

As a Cane I love what Randy is doing, i would rather be just ranked and clean than a top program that could get sledgehammered by the NCAA and have to endure 5 years of total losing and no TV type stuff.

LMAO. What a desperate clown. Duh U is DONE. And by the way, delusional one, U aren't winning

9-4 IS WINNING
8-5 IS WINNING
preseason rank last year none
this year 17, by end of year If we are in top 10 I will be happy.
So these oh so wise voters that have UF up at 5-11 see that we improved from last year.
now tell me how they are right in ranking UF #5 and wrong on us at #17, but please explain cuz you cant

LMFAO, turd tard trumping PRESEASON polls and recruiting classes that have yet to play a down of college football. Your out of gas dooshbag. The gators have not won jack since 2008. How did that ranking work out for you last year? Someone forgot to tell tricky Nicky and Alabama you were going to be National Champs because a preseason pool said so.

Posted by: Tricky Nicky dropped a duece at the 50 in Hotlanta. Urban fainted, Timmys eyes watered | May 12, 2010 at 09:43 AM

LOL -- we are on a 1 year losing streak (13-1). I think we can endure that.

Drag Donna's rationale:

Cops from the Bronx are on the take so that makes it justified that cops from Queens are dirty. They do it so why can't we? Or, I can't condemn or correct bad behaviors in current athletes or prospective recruits because I assume other schools athletes are doing the same thing.

You're unfortunately emblamatic of most of our deteriorating society. If your morals are in the gutter what hope is there for things to ever get better?

great job making no sense in your analysis of the polls u tool.

bottom line, nobody gives U any respect while EVERYONE has UF top ten. And that is because that's what is correct. Keep babbling idiot

UM is not a top ten team

LOL -- we are on a 1 year losing streak (13-1). I think we can endure that.

Posted by: GG Liddy | May 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Actually your on a 104 year losing streak. After all the gators have never gone undefeated.

this year 17, by end of year If we are in top 10 I will be happy.


9-4 IS WINNING
8-5 IS WINNING

have far U have fallen cane tards.

Drag Donna's rationale:

Cops from the Bronx are on the take so that makes it justified that cops from Queens are dirty. They do it so why can't we? Or, I can't condemn or correct bad behaviors in current athletes or prospective recruits because I assume other schools athletes are doing the same thing.

You're unfortunately emblamatic of most of our deteriorating society. If your morals are in the gutter what hope is there for things to ever get better?


My rational is if you live in a glass house don't throw rocks. Miami's program has been in trouble plenty and its funny how you cane clowns come here talking about our troubles. Your program was built on guys that got in trouble so stop playing your clean program card.
It's stupid.

Posted by: U haven't seen the bottom yet | May 12, 2010 at 01:07 PM

You should stay off the PBP dooshbag. Those boys gutted you.

Wrong is wrong Donna...regardless of whom is commiting the offense...that's my point & mantra.


UM is not a top ten team

Posted by: Gert | May 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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Time will tell Gertie...as it always does. THAT'S WHY THEY PLAY THE GAMES.

Mark Schlabach says FSU, Miami and USC are "far and away college football’s best NFL factories during the last two decades."

Just look at this year for proof, as no fewer than 10 former Miami players were selected to this year’s Pro Bowl team, easily the most of any school. Michigan was next with five.
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Yeah, you Turds are right...you know more than ESPN professional writers. We're irrelevant. That, my leathery friends, is as about as stupid a statement as has EVER been uttered. Bottom line - regardless of recent down years, the U has had a bigger impact on college and pro football than any other institution.

No. 2 Miami No. 3 Pitt


If you wanted to design a project to best illustrate the rise of Miami football, you could do a lot worse than this Pipeline Bracket.

Over these three decades, the Hurricanes have arisen from the (nearly) dead to semi-permanent residency among the national elite. From 1983 through the mid-1990s, and then for the first half of the past decade, you couldn't spell the word football without The U.

To me, it's clear why Miami should prevail over Pittsburgh. This race is a marathon, not a sprint. The Hurricanes have delivered top-shelf talent to the NFL over the breadth of three decades, from Jim Kelly to Michael Irvin to Russell Maryland to Ray Lewis to Edgerrin James to Ed Reed. The first two already are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The others won't be far behind.

Miami has capitalized on speed everywhere on the field, and the Hurricanes have consistently produced the toughest player to find in the game -- the big, quick defensive lineman. Warren Sapp, anyone?

And if the cupboard has not overflowed of late at The U, not to worry. South Florida, the mother lode of football talent on the East Coast, continues to produce players. And Miami will continue to get its share.

-- Ivan Maisel

The Panthers have put up a very impressive showing in each round of this bracket, but they finally met their match against Miami.

When I was the recruiting assistant at Pitt (from 2001 to 2004), Miami was in its heyday. We recruited the city of Miami, an absolute hotbed for high school football, so we were very aware of how the Canes went about recruiting their star student-athletes. Their pitch was very simple. They sat in a 16- or 17-year-old's living room and told the young man that he would have five years to become a starter for the Hurricanes. If this recruit could pull that off, he would most likely become a first-round draft pick and a multimillionaire. Every superstar recruit thinks he can do that and much more.

What Miami's coaching staff was selling could only be described one way: truth. How do you compete with that?

-- Matt Williamson

Posted by: AMEN brother....AMEN | May 12, 2010 at 02:21 PM

Funny now everyone loots UM backyard while UM pays for 5 stars spring breaks. FSU, USF, UF, UT, and even Rutgers get the South Florida kids but UM has go the Portland St recruit pipeline on lock down.

"When I was the recruiting assistant at Pitt (from 2001 to 2004), Miami was in its heyday"

More ancient history...

Dakota(if that's your real name) just face the facts - the U is the best school in all of the NCAA.

If that means you have to follow our path by connecting the dots EXACTLY the way we've done things to ATTEMPT to mimick our results, by all means have at it. We all know there's VERY few REAL prospects up in double-wide country, and the few that do come from there (Clinton Portis, Kevin Nelson) had the good sense to get out of that shyte hole before they ended up like you and your buddies...pulling the midnight shift at Waffle House.

Posted by: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...

If that was the case, the Gators would join a basketball conference like the Big East or the ACC, hire a crappy coach like Shannon, sell only 10,000 tickets to home games and fade into football mediocrity.

Face it cane clowns all you have is the past. there is nothing going on right now. your recruiting classes are average. that pipeline to the nfl you pound your chest about is dried up. Think about you can tell recruits we have 10 pro bowlers and they still don't want to go to UM. I know I know you feel your needs in recruiting and turn avg players into stars. right

still nothin on aaron hernandez and the hippie lettuce.
R u a reporter or a cheerleader????

At least we HAVE a past Turd...and a FUTURE. You have the average run of the mill 15 minutes of fame.


I know I know you feel your needs in recruiting and turn avg players into stars. right

Posted by: Donna Shalala | May 12, 2010 at 03:27 PM
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Proofs in the pudding sweetheart

Posted by: Hard to argue with 30 years of dominance

Huh? 30 years would include 1980-1982, 1994-1998 and 2002-present. That ain't 30 years, son.

The Marlins have been dominating for 16 years.

The Heat have been dominating for 22 years.

I have been dominating you for 28 years.

You have been dominating unemployment, basement living, and Witches of Warcraft for 18 years. So you got that, I guess.

80's-2000's...3 decades = 30 years

We were schooling you when you were still crappin' your diapers...and will until you switch to old man Pampers.

yyyaaawwwwnnnn.. just woke up..hunh, didn't miss much -- canes still chirpin' about the past with no hope for the future...on a Gator blog no less. No championships in 9 years. yyyaaawwwnnnn.

80's-2000's...3 decades = 30 years

We were schooling you when you were still crappin' your diapers...and will until you switch to old man Pampers.

Posted by: I love smackin' you around...I REALLY do | May 12, 2010 at 04:25 PM

Speaking of schooling, remember your first title, Gators schooled you 26-3 that year. That title is tainted. Everyone know Miami wasn't the best team that year.

Last time you did anything was 2001, its been almost ten years since Miami has done anything. Maybe you should switch from that basketball conference to maybe the Sun Belt or something and that way you won't lose 4 games a year.

By the way Seantral Henderson has some expenses he needs reimbursed from his free vacation no I mean recruiting trip to the mighty U. Seantral went out the back door will Randy and Luther Campbell were shooting dice.

Posted by: I love smackin' you around...I REALLY do | May 12, 2010 at

The Canes have NOT been dominating for 30 consecutive years you supreme douche??? Are you really Snooki? Are you that dumb?

Thanks Roadhouse.

2010-30=1980

This dumb f*ck does not get it.

Apparently your and your back door girl Donna shyt for brains. Haven't done anything since 2001. How about undefeated in 2002 and in the title game? You incredible fool. I could go on & on, but I'd rather enjoy you fools scrambling around trying to rationalize how Danny Waffle and Rex (he's) Gross Man are college and NFL stars.

BWA HA HA HAHAHAHAHA

Give it up...you got PUNKED

At least UM can tell recruits they'll see real booty and beaches on their trip to Miami. And you tell them they'll see what? Pickup trucks with confederate flags, cow dung in open fields and rows & rows of Waffle Houses. No way anyone would consider that waste site a vacation. However, I know for a fact that Urbie dispenses pills and the players bong hits, so is there any wonder why half your recruits end up in jail and the rest picking butts off highways in stripes? They can see their future when they sign an X on the letter of confinement..I mean commitment.

LOL - The canes overlook that gaping hole in the '90's -- you know the one imposed on them by the NCAA for the massive Pell Grant scam (according to the feds the largest on record at the time). 30 years of domination -- that rivals George Bush's fuzzy math! LOL

Who gives a crap what a poster from Keiser College says anyway. This guy is the toothless drunk at the local drink chirpin' about the canes like he went there or somethin'!

That's right, Duke and Miami were the ACC's only two football programs to earn Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for their 2009-10 APR scores. The awards are given to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.

This is expected at Duke, but Miami doesn't get enough credit for its academic success. We talk about speed, speed, speed, but the Canes are getting it done in the classroom, too. This past December, Miami and Notre Dame shared the American Football Coaches Association's 2009 Academic Achievement Award, which is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis.

Miami had a 100 percent graduation rate for members of its freshman football class of 2002. It was the first time Miami had earned the award.

yaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnn!

Wow, looks like the Hurricanes learned something from that government scam they pulled throughout the late '80's and early '90's.

Canes = Irrelevant

Still nothing on aaron hernandez & the hippie lettuce.
2 bits 4 bits, gojo u know how 2 finish this cheerleadering cheer, since i guess thats ur job.
& nothing on urbin's rehab (opps, i mean vacation).
seems 2 b a common problem in GAYniesville, drugs & alcohol...

sssllloooooowwwww nneeewwwsss dddaaaayyyyy. I would rather gouge my eyes out with a hot poker than read disjointed, nonsensical cane-babble.

ALRIGHT DONNA n Kirby !!!!


Let the MADNESS Continue !!!


sssllloooooowwwww nneeewwwsss dddaaaayyyyy. I would rather gouge my eyes out with a hot poker than read disjointed, nonsensical cane-babble.

Posted by: Schrute | May 12, 2010 at 06:39 PM
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And yet here you are...reading all the blog post anyway. Let me heat up the poker and pass it to you...


Wow, looks like the Hurricanes learned something from that government scam they pulled throughout the late '80's and early '90's.

Posted by: Fast Learners | May 12, 2010 at 05:17 PM
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Did the Turd Nation learn anything from me?

Hey congrats to Turd Nation for pitching a shutout on any academic awards according to http://www.ncaa.org/wps/portal/ncaahome?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/ncaa/ncaa/academics+and+athletes/education+and+research/academic+reform/apr/2009-10_Public_Recognition_Awards_by_Sport_72fhq38byw.html.

Of course all categories were dominated by the ACC, widely accepted for both their academic and athletic prowess. The SEC...well...you'll have to 'axe them' why they only scratched on mens cross country (is that a real sport?)with them there boys from UK.

Not that any of you Sante Fe dropouts who post on here would know what an academic award was anyway....losers.

Miami, Shannon agree on new dealEmail Print Comments25 Share231 Retweet43 Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Randy Shannon gave Miami more wins. He's getting rewarded with more money and more time to get the Hurricanes back into the national championship picture.

Shannon has signed a new four-year contract from his alma mater, the university announced Wednesday night, ending a back-and-forth negotiating process that began more than a year ago. The deal included an undisclosed raise over the approximate $1.2 million Shannon made last season.

"There's no other place I'd rather be than coaching Hurricanes football," Shannon said in a statement.

Shannon told The Associated Press he would have further comment about the new contract on Thursday.

The 2010 season was to be Shannon's last under his current deal, and there was some thought he could wind up taking a chance -- coaching this fall with no guarantees, basically betting that a breakout season this fall could net him a big payday.

In the end, Shannon and Miami found enough common ground to get something done now.

"We are very proud of the positive steps our football program has taken under the leadership of Coach Shannon," Miami athletic director Kirby Hocutt said. "With a commitment to excellence in the classroom, in the community, and in competition, we are well on our way, once again, to the top of the college football world."

The sides agreed in principle last week, and Shannon's new salary is believed to be around the midpoint of coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Shannon is 21-17 in his three seasons. The Hurricanes are expected to be among the favorites for this year's ACC title.

"Coach Shannon continues to bring together a special group of young men who will position our program for championship success," added Hocutt.

Getting this deal done was a top priority for Hocutt, who raves about Shannon for a number of reasons, perhaps most significantly the way the Hurricanes have excelled academically. There's been few significant off-the-field disciplinary issues since Shannon took over, and the football program ranks among the national leaders in the Academic Progress Rates scores charted by the NCAA.

Earlier Wednesday, Miami was recognized by the NCAA for having a multiyear APR score in the top 10 percent -- making the Hurricanes the only school from an automatic-qualifying BCS league among the teams that finished 2009 in the national rankings to have that distinction.

Under Shannon, the on-field product is getting better, too.

He went 5-7 in 2007, the first season after taking over from Larry Coker, then rebounded to go 7-6 and reach the Emerald Bowl one season later. The Hurricanes easily beat eventual Atlantic Coast Conference champion Georgia Tech last season, plus topped Florida State and Oklahoma in two other tests, then closed at 9-4 after falling to Wisconsin in the Champs Sports Bowl.

There's plenty of pieces in place for more improvement in 2010.

Quarterback Jacory Harris (3,352 yards, 24 TDs) will be back for his second season as a starter, running back Damien Berry could be poised to take over in the backfield and the Hurricanes might have the deepest crop of receivers in the nation, led by senior Leonard Hankerson and speedster Travis Benjamin. Defensively, lineman Allen Bailey is already being talked about as a first-rounder in the 2011 NFL draft, linebacker Colin McCarthy returns for his senior season and fellow linebacker Sean Spence could be among the ACC's best.

Shannon got them all to come to Miami. The way the Hurricanes see it, it's time for that potential to finally start paying off.

guns, drugs, & alcohol. THUG life in GAYniesville.
cody larson says gayniesville is my kind of town...

I have achieved a new low by dancing on a dead guy's grave and agreeing that my school cheated the government and taxpayers nationwide in an eggregious, unprecedented manner. I revel in manufacturing rumor and inuendo and I take adavantage of Joe's freedom of speeach manifesto (unlike Manny's protectionist stance).

I am determined to get my advanced degree at DeVry before my unemployment runs out -- I also have Daddy issues.

Does anyone know what the QB ratings for D-1 QB's were in 2009? Do they compile this stat in college?

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program was among those honored today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for its latest Academic Progress Report score (APR).

The football program was recognized as having posted a multi-year APR score in the top 10 percent. Miami was the only Bowl Championship Subdivision (BCS) team among the 26 schools recognized that finished ranked in the final USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press poll after the 2009 season. UM and Duke were the only two Atlantic Coast Conference football programs recognized.

“We are very proud of our football program for earning this tremendous recognition by the NCAA,” UM Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “Our athletics department mission is focused on developing and supporting our student-athletes in their efforts to achieve personal, academic and athletic excellence. I extend my sincere appreciation to our student-athletes for their continued hard work and focus on academic success.”

The APR is designed to provide a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking academic progress for each student-athlete. Each year a student-athlete may earn one point for being eligible and one point for retention per semester for a total of four points per academic year. The total points are then divided by the number of potential points each team could have earned. That percentage is then multiplied by 1000 to provide each team with its APR. The NCAA has established 925 as the cut-off mark for an acceptable score. Any team below that standard may be subject to penalties.

Results for every team by sport will be released in the coming days. Those scores will be based on the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.

Football programs recognized by NCAA for an APR score in top 10 percentile:
Brown University
Bucknell University
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Columbia University-Barnard College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Harvard University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Presbyterian College
Princeton University
Rice University
Rutgers, State Univ of New Jersey, New Brunswick
U.S. Air Force Academy
University of Dayton
University of Maine, Orono
University of Miami
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
Villanova University
Yale University

Congrats to UM- Shalala is getting just want she wants....question is - Was your major in Cut and Paste?

Posted by: We salute you Randy!(until you don't get to the ACC Championship) | May 13, 2010 at 09:18 AM

Copy and paste.....

Posted by: At least I majored

Should make you bundles of cash to buy season tickets for you and your mom.

Posted by: Brains and Brawn | May 13, 2010 at 09:15 AM

Will your chess team top 9-4?

how about your ladies lacrosse team?

Tee Hee Hee Hee....oh heck...BWAHAHAHAHA

Shannon signs a new 4 year contract extension. Well...at least they got him cheap....

Posted by: Pipeline | May 13, 2010 at 01:17 PM

Hmm your pipeline is eerily similar to the one int he gulf of mexico over the last few years.

Posted by: Cut and paste magic! | May 13, 2010 at 01:33 PM

You might want to proof read what you type if you are going to promote a literacy web site you moron.

Posted by: Step away from the keyboard before you hurt yourself

How come you're not out celebrating 4 more years of mediocrity?

Posted by: December Bowl Games rock! | May 13, 2010 at 02:39 PM

How come you're not celebrating winning the NC after having you're best team ever last year?

Posted by: Because Alabama drilled you

Better the National Champs then Wisconsin, Clemson, VTech, or UNC again.

Posted by: Butch Davis | May 13, 2010 at 02:53 PM

We did not field our best team ever last year. That would be 2001 and the Canes, unlike the gators, sealed the deal. The UNDEFEATED National champions. The gators should try it sometime. Its only been 104 years in the makeing.

Hey Cane Clowns,

Keep talking about 2001 and before that all you want but here and now you are a mediocre team that can't win a basketball conference. And your mediocrity has been sealed for 4 more years with Randy Shannon. Face it. What good team can't go undefeated in the ACC or Big East? You morons talk like you are on the same level as USC, Notre Dame,Michigan and Alabama but guess what you are not. Do you realize Army and Nebraska have 5 national championships also.Penn and Minnesota have 6. Pitt has 9. You are not elite cane clowns. You think having 5 national championships(and thats giving Miami credit for 1983 title which is shaky and a split title also shaky) since 1926 makes elite over Florida and FSU but it doesn't. Miami's success has been almost as recent as Florida's. Miami started winning in the 80's and Florida in the 90's. What a big difference. Get off your high horse clowns you ain't as good as you think.And now with Randy in place, you are guaranteed 4 more years of mediocrity.

Ron Zook got fired after going 23-14. Randy Shannon goes 21-17 and gets rewarded. Food for thought.

Posted by: Donna Shalala | May 13, 2010 at 05:00 PM

We gots 11 probowlers and swagga. We aint afraid to play anyone cause we needs the money. We steal recruits from Portland State and provide paid vacations for 5 star recruits. And now we gots Randy for 4 mo' years. I booked my bus tickets for Orlando in December already. It's all bout da U.

NOTABLE PLAYERS
Top Five Trojans Top Five Hurricanes
No. 1 Bruce Matthews
No. 2 Anthony Munoz
No. 3 Junior Seau
No. 4 Ronnie Lott
No. 5 Marcus Allen No. 1 Ray Lewis
No. 2 Warren Sapp
No. 3 Cortez Kennedy
No. 4 Ed Reed
No. 5 Michael Irvin

AND THE WINNER IS ...


Many might think this is an upset, but I just don't see it that way. Miami is the rightful champion -- no question in my mind.

Let's just go position by position. Quarterback: Miami is the choice, but neither school is tremendous at this most important position. Running back: Miami wins, mostly by sheer volume. Wide receiver: Miami wins in a landslide. Tight end: See wide receiver. Offensive line: USC wins this one with ease. Defensive line: The U wins this one with ease. Linebacker: This is a tough call. I am going to call it a draw. Defensive back: Both of these schools are simply ridiculous at the safety position, but the Hurricanes cannot keep up with USC.

But in the end, Miami is the champ.

-- Matt Williamson


Ron Zook got fired after going 23-14. Randy Shannon goes 21-17 and gets rewarded. Food for thought.

Posted by: Donna Shalala | May 13, 2010 at 05:00 PM
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Bring back the Zooker. Now there's a guy that can hit the bong with the players and go look for a rumble with the frat boys. I definitely think he fit the Turd MO perfectly.


Posted by: Donna Shalala | May 13, 2010 at 05:00 PM

Do you know you are a complete fing moron. You just schooled your self turd tard. Bringing up all those teams that have more ships than the gators trying to make Miami's less worthy. The Nebraska team Miami beat in 1983 was, at the time, considered one of the best of all time. The three titles the gators won all came with loses on their record dip shyt. The Canes went UNDEFEATED 3 times while winning titles.

Posted by: King Kong ain't got nuthin on me | May 13, 2010 at 05:08 PM

Your another fing idiot. Glad to see you are proof reading your garbage before hitting the "post" button. What a MORON!


Posted by: Donna Shalala | May 13, 2010 at 05:00 PM

Did you make it out of third grade? You need to think about taking a writing course. That shyt is embarissing.


Ron Zook got fired after going 23-14. Randy Shannon goes 21-17 and gets rewarded. Food for thought.

Posted by: Donna Shalala | May 13, 2010 at 05:00 PM

And that, college football fans is the difference between a top tier program and a second tier program.

Rhondy Shonnon. He's all yours cane tards

"Did you make it out of third grade? You need to think about taking a writing course. That shyt is embarissing"

Why does grammar/typo dork always make typos?

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