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Dealing with disappointment has become the norm in this town. Between the Dolphins, Heat and every other team losing in Miami, I believe every die-hard sports fan in South Florida is suffering from Loseritus. The moment anything seems to go wrong -- even in every day things -- South Florida Joe seems to be losing his mind.

Take my friend Abel for example. He's a die-hard Miami fan. When the Canes lost to N.C. State on Saturday night , I got a phone call from Abel at 2 a.m. in my hotel room. Abel demanded to know what Anthony King was thinking before he threw the ball -- and a Miami win -- away. His wife, who was sleeping next to him, had to yell at him to get off the phone. My other friend Richard, a die-hard Heat and Canes fan, nearly stuck his fist through a wall Monday night after he dropped his beer. When I asked him what was wrong, he said: "The ****-ing Heat suck!" And then, I climb onto this blog today and see more panic, frustration and anger because a pretty good teenage football player from Melbourne who was committed to the Hurricanes changed his mind and decided to go to Florida.

Look, I'll be the first to tell you South Florida Joe sports makes me a bit looney. But I think we all need to take a step back, take a deep breath and refocus. Don't let Loseritus dominate your life. Winning is just around the corner. I mean, besides, there is no way to go but up.

Seriously, while the loss of linebacker Ramon Buchanon to the Gators hurts (I won't lie, he was one of the top five kids UM had as commitments), it certainly isn't the end of the world. In fact, losing Buchanon -- along with Lerentee McCray, Matt Patchan and Patrick Johnson this recruiting season -- certainly shouldn't have come as a surprise. And it certainly shouldn't ruin the good work Randy Shannon and his staff have done in accumulating talent this recruiting season.

With or without Buchanon, Miami's class is still considered Top 10 in the country by everyone. I spoke to both Larry Blustein and Charles Fishbein today about it. Both weren't surprised Buchanon jumped ship. Both say Miami's class is still strong.

"The key for the Hurricanes is just to finish strong," said Fishbein, of MSLCombines.net. "They get a Brandon Harris at cornerback, Ben Jones on the offensive line and just keep adding depth and this is still one of the best classes in the country. Everyone just needs to chill out. There's two weeks left. The Northwestern kids are already at UM. And the rest of the ones who are set to come in probably aren't going anywhere else."

Said Blustein: "If Miami gets Brandon Harris this is still an amazing class. People have got to remember this team went 5-7. It's hard to get whoever you want when you have a record like that. Randy has done a good job getting the guys he has this year. This isn't an overnight project by any means."

So, there's a little perspective. Take some. It might help your nerves.

-- If that doesn't help, I was told the Hurricanes expect linebacker Gavin Hardin, who visited UM over the weekend to become the Canes next commitment. Hardin is a Rivals three-star recruit and mammoth kid at 6-5, 225. He could end up playing defensive end at the next level.

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"Marcus & Aldarius spotted on campus"

Green, I hope your right. Those two (especially Forston) are very important to get in early

http://www.gainesvillesun.com/article/20080116/NEWS/70034006
oscar meyer $ecure$ scholarship for recruits' girlfriends ...
BUY 1, GET 1 FREE

I'd love to see Randy start a dozen freshmen or redshirt freshmen.

Last year I saw heads hanging on the sidelines. Patchan saw it too unfortunately.

Young, talented and hungry beats older, talented and complacent.

In my previous post I meant Allen Bailey, guy is a monster, Javon Kearse reincarnated.

One thing is apparant, Shannon is not going to beg recruits to be part of the family.
He looks like he is recruiting football players who are hungry instead of prima donnas who need to be coddled.

I'd rather have 20 guys like Randy Shannon when he was at the U then 20 Willie Williams.

Shannon was a little small, not that fast, but darn near every play on defense he was knifing into the backfield or making the tackle. Made the NFL where his physical limitations became apparant, but not his heart.

We are going to be good. We just need to reinstall the Cane attitude and stop hanging our heads.

Not too upset over losing a LB recruit but was a little disappointed in the way Miami BB blew the NCSt game. It just reminded too much of the "moral victory" days. There is no such thing and to use a tired cliche, good teams find a way to win. At this point I can't say Miami's BB team is good.


Green... your comment on Meyer
Good catch on Meyer being deceptive and creative and still staying in the framework of how to getter done. I hate to say it, but that’s fair by a chinny chin. If she busts out, he still has the player.

Now I wonder about Patchan's girlfriend... smell any smoke? Hmmm.

laud Paul Dee for the signature accomplishments: Bank United Center, Butch Davis, ACC, soon-to-be-renamed dolphin stadium

http://www.csssports.com/pressrelease/Additional%20SEC%20Basketball%20Games.pdf
atlanta-based CSS adds sec basketball. hey Paul Dee, get our games off this rinky-dink regional network catering to the sec with limited distribution, shoddy production & satellite unavailabilty ...
SECOND-CLASS

I am so happy to see PJ going through this mess with his ACT score...

You made your bed buddy, now sleep in it... I hope you end up at some JUCO school for your fishy tactics... HaHaHa

http://forums.bucknuts.com/showthread.php?p=254165

Anything to the inside the U report on Futch's admission?

Manny,

Does the U have a viable back –up plan other George Baker at Corner Back?

Actually Fish was being kind.. Miami's class is very average... You have what 3 D-lineman and 1 o-lineman committed.. Three QB's, 8 LB's and 6 WR's... You win a lot of games with LB's & WR's... Morons you need o-lineman and if Shannon's son plays this year Miami goes 3-9... UM sucks brajoule...

I think Suge White is Patchan or his girlfriend, but defitely whoever wears the skirt in the family.

Bottom line in the future Miami will become the Florida version of Duke while UF will become the florida version of UNC. both are very good schools but if u were to tell me that UNC is better than Duke i would laugh in your face.

oh P.S. FSU = NC state (crap)

Posted by: poop on a stick | January 20, 2008 at 10:41 PM
precision: APT ANALOGY

correction or freudian slip ; )
oscar meyer $ecure$ scholarship for recruit's girlfriend ...
BUY 1, GET 1 FREE

Green... your comment on Meyer
Good catch on Meyer being deceptive and creative and still staying in the framework of how to getter done. I hate to say it, but that’s fair by a chinny chin.

Posted by: Cat Five Cane | January 22, 2008 at 12:46 PM
http://blogs.sltrib.com/utes/2008/01/this-gator-in-hot-water.htm
maybe ... maybe not ; )
DEEP DOO-DOO?

The only way to know how good the schools are is to have a yearly meeting between the schools but UF is too GAYTURD to have a yearly series.

If all you gayturds fans beleive that UF is better than the U, call your President and AD to schedule THE U in a yearly series, you chicken $#!+$.

I found this on a FSU board....I wonder if there is any truth to the rumors.
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Arriving in Miami tonight, I heard that PJ had contacted coaches at the U about their interest in him if he wanted to recommit. I am a Seminole so I have no reason to bring this up other than asking has anyone else (Canes? / LSU?) heard anyhting about this. It was a topic on local radio.

apparently Miami wants nothing to do with Keith Wells. They canceled his visit after finding out some questionable character flaws.

Actually Fish was being kind.. Miami's class is very average...

Posted by: Suge White | January 22, 2008 at 03:09 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/columns/story?columnist=luginbill_tom&id=3207424
what, U worry? BULLETPROOF

Rob,

That is the finest sentence I have ever seen you compose, congratulations. Those classes you are taking are paying off.

Is it True about PJ had contacted coaches at the U about their interest in him if he wanted to recommit? do anyone knows?

Manny have you heard that some football
or BB recruits might be at the game tonite?

Can you give us an accurate update on the early enrollees?

Thanks Manny!

Manny what is the story on Futch and on
Washington?

The President liked chocolate futch???

Funny stuff. Hey guys, believe it or not, I get a kick out of that kid Suge.

Why the hell is everyone so concerned with jaime ahrper. next year there is lamar miller, who said he wants to come to miami, bryce brown, arthurs younger bro, and 2 years away is jakahri gore, franks cousin

I know nothing about UF recruiting this year and I don't care. I have not gone on any of The Gator's blogs. I don't care.
We're down (for now).
I guess it still baffles the crap out of me as to why they even care (about us).
All considered, their year was worse than ours. We knew we were rebuilding (no chance for a NC). They were expected to contend for the NC, and they did not. Done.
To me it's all about championships.

If recruiting was the only thing, Notre Dame would be#1 every year
just opinion

HEY Manny,
i am hearing Patrick Johnson had contacted coaches at the U about their interest in him if he wanted to recommit to the U due to he can't enroll in LSU. there rumor i wonder if that is true. please give us the update on that one.

Thanks for the podcast Manny. What kind of dog is Dexter?

i doubt pj's act gets him into the u. it cnat even get him into lsu. i think he is a head case anyways and who needs such a distraction

The NW boys are in at the U.

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PJ wants to recommit? SCREW HIM!
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"Actually Fish was being kind.. Miami's class is very average... You have what 3 D-lineman and 1 o-lineman committed.. Three QB's, 8 LB's and 6 WR's... You win a lot of games with LB's & WR's... Morons you need o-lineman and if Shannon's son plays this year Miami goes 3-9... UM sucks brajoule..."

Silly gator, this UM class sure has you upset. You can't stop it, and UM will win it all within two years.

UM will get Jones and Washingtion on the OL, and they may send some DLs over.

One last thing, sugar white sucks brajoule just as his sorry chicken gators do!

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