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Luke Campbell NCAA violation/UM fallout; Dolphins GM, Heat and broadcast notes

A six-pack of notes on a Friday night:

### UM said it might need to self-report a secondary NCAA violation committed when the mother of quarterback/UM oral commitment Brad Kaaya on Friday asked former rapper Luther Campbell to take pictures with them during Kaaya’s campus visit. But it wouldn’t jeopardize Kaaya’s eligibility if he ends up enrolling at UM.

It’s a violation because only school staff members and faculty are allowed to have contact with a recruit during an official visit.

A staffer witnessed the exchange and told UM associate athletic director Craig Anderson, who asked Campbell to leave. But UM said contrary to Campbell’s tweet, he wasn’t permanently banned from campus.

Campbell, who took the pictures with Kaaya and his mother, said on WINZ-940 that Kaaya told him he will visit UCLA and that he was “thinking about coming to Miami."

Campbell told Kaaya that offensive coordinator James Coley “is a great guy” and also mentioned Michael Irvin to Kaaya, hoping that would help Miami’s chances of landing him.

“I had a great conversation with the people there [at Miami],” Campbell tweeted tonight. “Time to move on.”

He also said “everything is cool with me [and] Miami.”

Campbell, who has criticized Al Golden in the past, has an unresolved defamation suit against Nevin Shapiro. Campbell previously was an assistant coach at Miami Northwestern High.

### Louisville, which has done as well recruiting South Florida as any school outside the state, is adding two familiar faces to new coach Bobby Petrino’s coaching staff: former Canes receiver Lamar Thomas (according to Thomas) and former Dolphins and FSU defensive back Terrell Buckley.

### Erik Spoelstra opted not to play Michael Beasley until the final 2:28 of tonight's win in Philadelphia and didn't play Greg Oden at all, even though he was available. Beasley entered having made only 6 of his last 22 shots over four games. Oden could be helpful Saturday against Charlotte's Al Jefferson…. Dwyane Wade said he won't play Saturday... Even as the Heat got back on track, Ray Allen’s slump continued. With a 1 for 7 night, he’s 9 for his last 52. "That's the least of our worries," Spoelstra said... Please see the last post for a comprehensive look at major looming issues for the Heat.

### Having interviewed seven candidates for their general manager job, the Dolphins are now in the process of cutting that list to two or three. Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer will be one of the finalists, NFL Network reported tonight. Farmer impressed the Dolphins during his interview and Carl Peterson, who is advising Stephen Ross on the search, is a big fan of Farmer’s work, having worked with him in Kansas City.

CBS' Jason LaCanfora says Farmer "will probably be the guy hired." But Tampa Bay's Dennis Hickey also impressed the Dolphins during his interview Friday, as our Armando Salguero noted.

### The NFL has invited the major over-the-air networks, ESPN and Turner to bid on a partial or full Thursday night package for next season. The games reportedly would likely be simulcast on NFL Network, which has carried the Thursday night package the past several years.

ABC (out of the NFL business for several years), CBS, NBC, Fox and Turner reportedly are all expected to bid. Turner is considered a long shot, because the NFL is said to prefer a non-cable partner.

### Tim Brando, CBS’ long-time college football studio host, is leaving the network to pursue other opportunities. Brando’s exit follows CBS Sports Network’s decision to no longer simulcast his radio show. 

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Rick

Their is one thing Al Golden is good at, he can sell anything to those kids, but the reputation is getting out, A LOT OF TALK BUT CAN NOT BACK IT UP, I am on Golden he is just like Joe Pa, he will do everything to protect his friend.... CHERRY PICK, TRY TO HIDE ACTUAL FACTS..... 30 yr Cane fan the man has more excuses then a used car salesman. Another fact Al Golden and Shalala went to the NCAA hearing and did not tell them they had held back 9 Scholarships, so they asked the ncaa to take them 9 that they didn't use, the ncaa said no. It was the U fault, not the ncaa. So now the U has to lose 3 scholarships per yr for the next 3 yrs, LMAO so Golden keeps saying Depth, why didn't he use the 9 he held back for depth, CUZ HE DONT KNOW HOW TO RUN A PROGRAM, it would have been nice to be on a clean slate or had more depth.. NEITHER ONE HE ACCOMPLISHED, if he would have told them about the 9 held back we would be exactly at 85 Scholarships this yr or more depth>>>ONCE AGAIN NEITHER ONE....ROFLMAO ITS A MONKEY FARM....

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2014/01/grading-miamis-recruiting-class-roster-as-homestretch-before-signing-day-begins.html#storylink=cpy

AnonymousCane

Rick lol, ignorance abounds! Know for a fact,really?lol and you used the Herald's evaluations, Manny's a good reporter and overall good guy but have never heard him being good at evaluating players and potential. And Susan well she....never mind! That's your resource, lol! Weak is all I can say.

recruiting violation u

*** The quarterback referenced by Campbell in his tweet is Miami commit Brad Kaaya, a four-star prospect of California who is one of several recruits visiting Coral Gables this weekend. Adding another layer to the story is the fact that Kaaya's mother is Angela Means-Kaaya, an actress best known for her role as Felicia in the comedy Friday.

That contact--however accidental--is technically a violation of NCAA Bylaw 13.1.2.1 which reads as follows:

"All in-person, on-and off-campus recruiting contacts with a prospect or the prospect’s relatives or legal guardian(s) shall be made only by authorized institutional staff members. Such contact, as well as correspondence and telephone calls, by representatives of an institution’s athletics interests are prohibited except as otherwise permitted in this section."

For Miami, which just weathered a lengthy NCAA investigation after former booster Nevin Shapiro detailed years worth of improper benefits he doled out to Hurricane athletes, NCAA violations of any sort are a serious matter.***

recruiting violation u

U just can't help Urselves... The Canes, just months after finalizing their NCAA sanctions, are back to their old ways and commit a serious recruiting violation providing on campus visiting recruits extra benefits from Booster Luther Campbell...


Not sure which is worse, the fact that Miami is still recruiting illegally, Kaaya is going to decommit and flip to UCLA anyways, or the fact that Kaaya's Mom was the dirtbag chick in the movie Friday !

But Kaaya and Moms no doubt will enjoy their mini-Miami vacation, like all the other Jan. visitors that WON'T sign with U, before jetting back to L.A. for good and be a Bruin the next 4 years.

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Campbell, who took the pictures with Kaaya and his mother, said on WINZ-940 that Kaaya told him he will visit UCLA and that he was “thinking about coming to Miami."

Campbell told Kaaya that offensive coordinator James Coley “is a great guy” and also mentioned Michael Irvin to Kaaya, hoping that would help Miami’s chances of landing him.

“I had a great conversation with the people there [at Miami],” Campbell tweeted tonight. “Time to move on.”

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Who the hell is running the show over at the Miami Football offices? Boosters are not, ARE NOT, allowed in ANY fashion to make ANY sort of contact with ANY potential recruit in ANY way. After the last 3 plus years of the NCAA down your throats does more lack of Institutional control happen right out in the open?


Kaaya told him he will visit UCLA and that he was “thinking about coming to Miami."

That doesn't sound like a "committed" recruit does it? This kid and crackhore movie star Mom are just playing Al and U for an all exspenses paid S. FLA. vacation only to return to LA LA Land as a full fledged UCLA Bruin... (he got a real good look at those 5th rate JUCO facilities and ain't buying.)

So, that's now 5 decommits... Who's next ? U stay tuned.

2-star u

there are still plenty of unranked and 2 star scrubs just outside the top-1000 high school recruits with ZERO Top-Program offers left though... Go Gett'em Goldy !!!

DEEBO

MAKE ME A SAMMICH Angela Means-Kaaya !!!

Kevin

So the Fins are going to hire a guy with a track record of losing as the GM.Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Cant Ross get any football friends that know how to win?? Carl Peterson had 1 playoff appearance in 15 years as GM. If I wanted advice on how to lose then yes Id ask him. The only way this team improves is if Ross just sells the team.He shows how little he has learned since he bought the team.Great job Steve,set up an atmosphere that no real GM would want the job.Look at the guys who turned down interviews. The best guy for the job would be Tom Gamble but no, because of your office set up he wont interview either. But we get Ray Farmer, a guy who has done nothing of note but be Petersons friend.More of the same.Way to go Dolphins!

mike

Barry do you know who else is visiting this weekend?

Rodger

Everyone above DEEBO in this thread is classless = UF or fsu fan. Sorry it ain't workin' just like Cube's daddy said "I been smellin' yo s$/t for 22 years". Now please remove yourself and let the young man enjoy the process.

Usaywha

Didn't Ireland work for Peterson before? Carl Peterson knowledge of the NFL is from about 25 yrs ago and they never won anything. Get him away from Ross.

jmike

Rick, so pal did you skip english class in HS. Try a little more correct grammar. I really don't know what you're talking about when you caption the 9 scholarships. The NCAA handed down a ruling that among other things penalties, Miami would have to forfeit 9 scholies. What's so hard about that.

jmike

Usaywha, sorry not true, Pterson last worked as a GM in 2008.

Marios

Unfortunately the best blog in Miami sports is polluted with morons and haters.
Barry should make Facebook profiles necessary in order to clean it up and make it enjoyable again to read not only the articles but also contributions from well meaning readers.
This anonymity lends itself to stupidity spewing from coward keyboard warriors.

Jeff

I'm enjoying the mindless comments from Canes haters. They don 't have a clue, just hate.

scourt

the best blog? hahahaha.

All this blog does is rip off other people's information. NFL Network reported, Jason lacanfora reported, Armando Salguero reported ...

Lt. Lois Einhorn

Yes, Jeff Ireland has only ever been a scout under Bill Parcells and King Carl Fanvision.

King Carl gave him his first break.

Lt. Lois Einhorn

People who run blogs on this website don't have an obligation to monitor content. Some people remove trolling comments (FIU, Heat), some just let their blogs go to hell (UM).

I don't even read the UM blog anymore, it's not worth it to me to see that mean spirited nonsense in the comments, I have other places I can get UM news. I suppose that's their goal.

keeping it real always

Hope the Phins don t have an interview lined up with the Jacksonville Jags current GM.I mean....they re kind of becoming past desperate in their lengthy search.Regarding Kayya s Mom and Luke Cambell.THAT was a secondary infraction but UM s more wrong to NOT be aware of monitoring recruits and their families.I mean if it was done at the Airport walking down the Concourse I could understand.Even bumping into each other accidentally at a parking lot.Anyway.....not a big deal but a wake up call to Miami.....(again).GO CANES.

Ray McDonald

"Bye Felicia!" ----> Ice Cube
Friday

green

There's a 0.0% chance the proposed soccer stadium will seat 45,000 fans, soccer stadiums average 20,000

That's just a very uninformed opinion by whoever tweeted that and yourself green.

Posted by: red (gaturd agent provocateur)| 01/17/2014 at 07:36 PM

http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com/caneswatch/2013/11/29/miami-ad-were-interested-in-david-beckham-soccer-stadium/

"Miami AD: We’re interested in David Beckham soccer stadium"

CONSIDER THE SOURCE

green

There's a 0.0% chance the proposed soccer stadium will seat 45,000 fans, soccer stadiums average 20,000

That's just a very uninformed opinion by whoever tweeted that and yourself green.

Posted by: red (gaturd agent provocateur)| 01/17/2014 at 07:36 PM

http://www.thezimbabwemail.com/sport/19380-david-beckham-to-build-75-000-seater-stadium-for-mls-miami-franc.html

"Beckham 'to build 75,000-seater stadium for MLS Miami franchise' "

if U always do what U always done ...
U will always get what U always got ...

HAVE I GOT A DEAL FOR U

green

I rest my case ...
Hey greenballs...
BIG TIME FOOTBALL ... NOT !

Posted by: ahhhhhh, come on U (gaturd agent provocateur)| 01/17/2014 at 08:06 PM

Fenway Park has a low seating capacity, the fourth lowest in seating capacity and second lowest in total of all Major League Baseball stadiums; it is one of the seven Major League ballparks that cannot accommodate at least 40,000 spectators.

It has hosted 10 World Series, beginning with the 1912 World Series and most recently the 2013 World Series.
-- wiki

do the world series champion epitomize small ball ...
low ball ...

CHIN BALL

Lt. Lois Einhorn

Absolutely not green.

“We would be interested in exploring any opportunity that makes sense for the program,” James said as the Hurricanes warmed up at Heinz Field before playing Pittsburgh.

What did you expect him to say? To rule out an imaginary stadium that doesn't exist outright?

If David Beckham actually builds a 45,000 (and HELL no it's not going to be 75,000) seat stadium then I'll agree there's a possibility UM could move there when their contract is up.

But Beckham will have to foot the bill to power that thing because he won't get more than 15,000 fans a game out there to watch MLS.

green

What did you expect him to say? To rule out an imaginary stadium that doesn't exist outright?

Posted by: Lt. Lois Einhorn | 01/18/2014 at 11:40 AM

Asked in August about the possibility of playing at Marlins Park, University of Miami Athletic Director Blake James panned the idea.

“It’s just not feasible,” he told The Post.

If a baseball stadium wasn’t an option, a Beckham stadium could be.

James said Friday (nov 29, 2013) he is interested in the idea of moving to a stadium built in Miami by a group led by David Beckham.
-- Matt Porter

REAL MADRID

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