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Courtside blog: UM 95, N.C. A&T 64 (F)

Checking in from BankUnited Center where the 22nd-ranked Canes jumped out to a 17-0 lead on North Carolina A&T Sunday afternoon.

I took Saturday off and now realize I probably shouldn't have. Does news ever stop leaking out of The U?

C.J. Holton, a four-star RIvals.com recruit and safety from Crawfordville Wakulla High in Florida, switched his commitment from Florida State to Miami yesterday. I know. I'm the last one to report on this. But don't I deserve a free pass? I know. No free passes at The U.

Anyway, I'm working on getting an interview with C.J. later today. But I did speak to some folks at The U about him on my way into the basketball game. Coaches are certainly excited about getting C.J., whose mother actually works at Florida State. From what I've heard, he's been on UM coaches hard to get him since UM won at Florida State earlier this year and has simply been waiting for the right time to announce the switch knowing his family would catch a lot of heat for it in Seminole country. I can tell you Canes folks felt it was important to make sure Holton's interest in The U was kept on the down-low. Although his name surfaced here and there, they never mentioned him when I asked about remaining targets.

Anyway, I'll hold off on anything more until I speak with him. As for the basketball game...

FIRST HALF...
- Jack McClinton did not start. But quickly came into the game moments later. Not sure what that was about.
- UM jumped out to a 17-0 lead before you could blink in this one. Brian Asbury had a nice start scoring the first two baskets.
- Steven Rush finally scored for A&T with 14:02 left in the first half. Until then, UM had more substitutions (6) than the Aggies had points (0).
- A&T started to climb back into the game and went on a 8-0 run because the Canes started missing too many three-pointers.
- Dwayne Collins has continued to play well off the bench, providing inside scoring, defense and rebounding. He's getting better.

SECOND HALF...
- James Porter's field goal with 17:05 to play cut it to 47-32 -- the closest the game has been since UM opened on a 17-0 run.
- The Canes then went on a 18-4 run to pull away again.
- Jack McClinton, who has his buddy Heat forward Dorrell Wright in the stands watching him, has 17 points. James Dews has 16. This is another impressive blowout victory for UM.

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Manny

I know you said bb recuiting with the 1 scholli left were targeting a p/g or a sf but do you have any names ???

Haith doesn't want to give us any names yet. Says it brings him bad luck. I'll try to find out on the other end though.

Any word on when Patchan will declare? And any news with Calais?

Thanks Manny I understand that LOL We don't need to jinks him

It's a lock! We're gonna go MAD in MARCH!!!

I got an email earlier today telling me Patchan will declare the day after Christmas. But at this point I wouldn't be surprised if he waited until the Army All-American game.

Figures! By now I'm satisfied with the class we have so far and its starting to get a little redundant with the hole patchan situation. Seems like he wants to play too many games. The fact of the matter is the program is on its way back to the top with or without him! Same goes for PJ. He committed to the U so keep your word or get out of the way! We are on a mission and we only need kids that have the same agenda!! Peace

Manny...will you quit telling everybody how hard you work all the time. It's quite pathetic. And quit telling your readers about your "sources". You have none, and you know it. That's not pathetic. It's lying.

Wow Manny! Looks like you have an admirer!!

Ignore the haters KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

Canes Nation Unite!!! Randy Shannon for President! Frank Haith for Vice-President!! And last but not least! Manny for United States Press Secretary!!!!!!!!!

He's right. I am a fraud. All of my sources are fakes. I'm nothing but a loser. I sit at home all day and pretend to talk to people. Then, I look into a crystal ball and come up with stuff that happens to be true.

What is the earliest date for kids who are admitting early.

Manny, i had been hearing rumors of this in Tallahassee and even "leaked" it on the live Q and A last week. I had the pleasure to see Holton play twice this year in Tally he is a very raw talent and will need coaching that i hope we will be able to provide with and new top of the line DC. Any news on who that may be. The UCLA interim hc/dc looked pretty good yesterday in the bowl game. HAve a Merry Christmas!

I think that's what Hemmingway did too!!!!

manny how many heads showed up to todays game?
with this mess at F.S.who do you think more recruits will jump ship? who is the biggest name they have commited?

Thanks Tallycane...

I had seen and heard his name mentioned too on message boards. But everytime I brought it up to my "Phantom" UM sources they didn't want to say much on him. Then, they told me today they didn't want anything to come out on him because they knew the kid would catch heat in Tally for picking the Canes. In fact, my "Phantom Sources" said they were a bit shocked the kid decided to make it public now. They hope it doesn't cause him any problems back home.

manny,

whats the score?

Q: What is the earliest date for kids who are admitting early. Posted by: Red | December 23, 2007 at 02:29 PM

A: Not sure what you mean. But the spring semester at UM starts the second or third week in January.

79 - 44

Check the blog headline. I'm updating the score periodically.

Manny don't pay any attention to jerks...
We all appreciate your great work in Canes land...

Can you have an update on Marve's second
surgery...is at 100%?

Do we expect Jacory to be fully recovered
soon...Any Update?

Do you expect FSU to go on probation?

Q: Can you have an update on Marve's second
surgery...is at 100%? Do we expect Jacory to be fully recovered soon...Any Update? Do you expect FSU to go on probation? Posted by: Montreal-Cane | December 23, 2007 at 02:41 PM

A: Thanks Montreal Cane. Not sure on Marve. I have spoken to the kid myself. My Phantom Sources tell me he's going to be fine for spring ball. As for Jacory Harris, he told our Andre Fernandez "Not a Phantom Source" he will be sidelined 6 weeks with an MCL and ACL strain. As far as FSU is concerned, I do think the Seminoles will receive some form of punishment from the NCAA. My "Phantom Source" tells me they weren't very cooperative with the NCAA.

Merry Christmas Manny!

Manny

we love your "PHANTOM SOURCE"

If the sanctions are severe For FSU...do you think E.J. Manual may change his commitment to another College?

Merry Christmas Manny and family

Not sure Montreal. I don't cover FSU and I've never spoken to E.J. to get a feel for what he would do.

Merry Christmas all.

Tallycane,

All these kids are raw talent, BUTTMUNCH! No of them are ready 2 go 2 the NFL straight from highschool, FARTKNOCKER!

Merry Christmas Manny! All the best for 2008

Manny,

I dont think the backlash will be too bad, there have been other guys to do the same thing ( see most recently Ryan Hill, and formerly Greg Threat) Im sure some people up here will give him heat but the majority realize it is the best for him. He has sort of the same situation as Streeter in that he plays in the shadow of Nigel Bradham much in the same way Streeter plays in Johnsons Shadow. I just hope that Streeter can swallow his pride and continue to play in Johnsons Shadow.

Manny, Whats the status on Corey Luiget? I've long felt that he and CJ Holton where the 2 kids we could potentially sway. They were committed for months but their names kept quietly coming up once in awhile.

Just a gut I hade on these kids but my feeling about Holton worked out. Any chance my instincts are on the mark with Luiget as well?

All these kids are raw talent, BUTTMUNCH! No of them are ready 2 go 2 the NFL straight from highschool, FARTKNOCKER!

Posted by: Cane-ster Nip | December 23, 2007 at 02:58 PM

jesus, how old are you
Buttmunch, Fartknocker, lmao, my 7 yr old bro could come up with better insults, you UM fans are truly sum fucking retards

Hey manny I have a question do you know anything on Jimbo Fisher leaving florida state and if it is true how will that effect our recruiting process.

jesus, how old are you
Buttmunch, Fartknocker, lmao, my 7 yr old bro could come up with better insults, you UM fans are truly sum fucking retards

Posted by: F*CK U | December 23, 2007 at 03:23 PM

U CAN LICK MY GREEN AND ORANGE BALL$.

If you were to suppose that Nigel Bradham wants to decommit from FSU and join his teammate to the U. Will Randy Shannon tell this kid who is a world beater to take a hike or pull somebody's scholarship like Antoino Harper or Brandon Marti? Because we still need to have some available spots for some more OL and DB recruits.

jesus, how old are you
Buttmunch, Fartknocker, lmao, my 7 yr old bro could come up with better insults, you UM fans are truly sum fucking retards

Posted by: F*CK U | December 23, 2007 at 03:23 PM

U CAN LICK MY GREEN AND ORANGE BALL$.

Posted by: canes#1 | December 23, 2007 at 03:35 PM

if you have green and orange balls, then my man u seriously need to schedule a visit with ur doctor

Manny,

Keep up the great work! Let us know info as it comes from your "Phantom Sources."

Whats up Manny? Do you feel miami may be getting to much talent. We are getting studs at LB, which leads me to think some LB's will be DL or safties. Any thoughts?

manny whenever or where ever ur "PHANTOM SOURCES" give u a scoop holla at ya boy. dat dude was a real douche bag LMAO.

Don't know how long its going to last but really enjoying this ride. This team reminds me of Tim James and Company.
GO CANES

F*CK U, F*Ck U, and yo momma too! Does that sound more grown-up?

Hey F*CK U,

I hope yo little brother don't grow up to be a Hurricane-hating FAGG like U! Some role model you turned out to be! Ain't got nothin better to do but sit on your computer all day watchin porn and hate'n on Canes blogs!

I think Shandell was the one who called Manny a fraud.

Hey Manny,

Went to the game today, and I had a great time. I'm really impressed with how Drews can light it up, and the whole team does seem to play really good defense. I saw you in the press section typing away, and I just want you to know that I appreciate all the work you do for inside info and for answering all the questions (repeatedly) thrown at you.

CJ Holton and possibly Liuget. Manny, where are the ships coming from. We can assume some wiggle room by having some incumbents stay non football but does it mean the rug is getting yanked from some high profile offer?

That audio section on the countdown and interviews were awesome... great job with you and your cohorts.

Wish we can do something with these name calling and swearing... :)

Anyway, Merry Christmas to you and your family -- also to the Canes family.

From Shadow..

Breakdown for Recruiting Class:

Seniors (14)
Juniors (22)
Sophs (17)
Frosh (25)

Total 78

Which currently allows for twenty (21) spots in February.

Verbal List: (28)

Jacory Harris (QB)
Taylor Cook (QB)
Cannon Smith (QB)
Patrick Hill (FB)
John Calhoun (FB)
Aldarius Johnson (WR)
Thearon Collier (WR)
Davon Johnson (WR)
Kendal Thompkins (WR)
Travis Benjamin (WR)
Brandon Washington (OL)

Andrew Smith (DE)
Marcus Forston (DL)
Micanor Regis (DL)
Jeremy Lewis (DL)
Antonio Harper (DE/LB)
Jordan Futch (LB)
Sean Spence (LB)
Arthur Brown (LB)
Marcus Robinson (LB)
Brandon Marti (LB)
Zach Kane (LB)
Ramon Buchanon (DB/LB)
Patrick Johnson (DB)
CJ Holton (DB)
C.J. Odom (DB)
Joe Wylie (DB)
Jake Wieclaw (K)


Patrick Johnson is not coming. Make that 27 verbals. Harper, Smith and and maybe Odom is reportedly going to prep school. Makes it 24.. The numbers still doesn't fit. And we are still recruiting more kids?? The golden number I've been hearing was 33? Can somebody explain this to me?

Can the audio section be typed out? For the hearing impaired?

33 assumes that 8 commit in the spring, leaving 25 for february.

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