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Wednesday's Q&A

Hate to do this to you guys, but a long day at the airport, followed by another long night helping my brother move is going to force me to answer questions later tonight and not do this week's session live.

My apologies. Feel free to start leaving questions for me below. I hope to be on tonight around midnight to answer them if you guys are willing to stay up that late.

UPDATE... 1:09 a.m. - OK, I'm finally going to start answering questions. For those of you who waited up until midnight I apologize. I was tied up with the move and didn't get home until now. I heard about the Bill Young rumors. I'll address it below.

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Dont you hate it when family asks you to help them move?

Especially when they should be throwing out most of what they are taking?

How good is the Miami Basketball team. They just confuse me, how bout you

Hey manny !!!
Whats worst Miami Dade public Schools? or Univ of Miami Admissions?

I just don't understand why other south fla, kids can get in to private universities such as Notre Dame, Duke, and other elite universities with nooo problem but we can't seem to enroll our recruits into the UM with ease.Our future recruits take the necessary steps but some are having transcript glitch, half credit short, not along their highschool kids take college courses and playing football.

Its heart breaking as a fan and I can't even imagine as a recruit!!!
thanks,

yo main man manny. so what's up with brandon harris? big time recruit and i feel a top priority at CB for this miami fball team. very proud of randy but still really getting worried about him. way i see it, the longer he goes WITHOUT committing to us is another day where our chances are going down. your thoughts???

Manny,

Do you have any news on any JUCO transfers that are headed UM's way?

I'll see you then broham!

Big weekend coming up on the visits front as 5 of the 9 coming in haven't committed to the U; any likely commits from that group, specifically the Cali kids?

Manny,
How solid is my local boy Ramon Bucannon Lb from Palm Bay high? Please don't tell me is going to decommitt?

Brevard County has numerous of talent. from the late cane geats like...Hurricanes Hurley Brown s,db,(91-94)(Darryl Spencer wr(1994-95) SafetyBubba Mcdowell,
John Holmes#1 West Va, #17Danny Verpale Usf, Eddie Haupt Uf, #21 Jax JagsReggie Nelson#1 Uf, Joe cohen#20 UF, 49ers, Xavier XMAN Carter LSU, Now in olympics, Neefty Moffet #59 FSU,Lauraunt Robinson wr Falcons, southeren illinois etc etc.. YOU ALL GET MY DRIFT?

Manny,

Are the current players available for interviews and, if so, can you do an interview with:
Kanye
Marve
JJ
Cooper
And, get their opinion on last season performance, next year team, and personal goals for next season?


Manny,

Do you think that the MNW kids will have any problems with admission by the deadline? Is this routine stuff or have you heard there are real issues?

manny,

its perhaps noteworthy that rs has not hired a defensive coordinator yet. as someone else already pointed out, we are well out of the bowl season and past the coaches conference, however we have yet to hire a dc. the party line seems to be that rs and the staff are focused on recruiting (and rightly so), however i wonder if this isn't just spin to conceal other potential challenges like--

we're having hard time competing with the salary packages offered by other schools because shalala and the crew are being tight with the purse strings--

or--

few coaches of note want to come this way not wanting to deal with the likelihood that rs (a spectacular dc in his own right) will probably be looking over their shoulders--

or worse (and i hesitate to believe this)--

rs, doesn't have the "pull" (money shortage notwithstanding) to attract well-known coaching talent at the dc level position.

i'm not panicking. in rs i trust. just wondering what's up????

Manny,

What walk-ons received a scholarship, what role will Kylan Robinson and Daniel Adderly play next season, and what the status on Romeo Davis and Glenn Cook?

manny,

its perhaps noteworthy that rs has not hired a defensive coordinator yet. as someone else already pointed out, we are well out of the bowl season and past the coaches conference, however we have yet to hire a dc. the party line seems to be that rs and the staff are focused on recruiting (and rightly so), however i wonder if this isn't just spin to conceal other potential challenges like--

we're having hard time competing with the salary packages offered by other schools because shalala and the crew are being tight with the purse strings--

or--

few coaches of note want to come this way not wanting to deal with the likelihood that rs (a spectacular dc in his own right) will probably be looking over their shoulders--

or worse (and i hesitate to believe this)--

rs, doesn't have the "pull" (money shortage notwithstanding) to attract well-known coaching talent at the dc level position.

i'm not panicking. in rs i trust. just wondering what's up????

Just saw this posted on the previous blog:

http://www.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/stories/011608abc.html
UM D-Coordinator Bill Young ... ROCK CHALK

Manny!!!

I hearing from Canes Fans that theres a couple of transfers from different universities thats likely head down to the U? Can you confirm that?

Manny!!!

I hearing from Canes Fans that theres a couple of transfers from different universities thats likely head down to the U? Can you confirm that?

I heard that we just hired the Kansas DC.

Hey Manny, is TJ Bryant a realistic target? ESPN seems to think Miami has a great shot at him but other sites think he is a FSU lock due to location. Isn't his mom from down here and will that factor in at all? Thanks and keep up the good work.

Just saw this posted on the previous blog:


Posted by: Mannypi | January 16, 2008 at 08:28 PM
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/umiami/2008/01/the-hoops-rep-1.html#comment-97429826
hey asshole, give credit where credit is due ... Posted by: green | January 16, 2008 at 07:40 PM

What are the odds we get Corey Liuget? Randy supposedly met him and his family for 2 hours on a recent in home visit. Did that visit improve our chances? I heard his mom was impressed. Put him, Fortson, and Regis together and you got a dominant rotation in the middle once these guys are ready for the college game.

hey manny whats good. corners how many are bringing in. heard anything about george baker getting an offer. do you think randy is done with the firings. coach pann can go as special teams coach.

http://www2.kusports.com/news/2008/jan/16/young_denies_accepting_miami_job/
I haven't accepted a job anywhere
-- Bill Young

CSTV's incredible brian curtis famously reported: steve spurrier to Miami ...
EGG ON FACE

Any updates on B. Washington or B. jones? Any shot we get any of the visiting kids this weekend? Thanks

thanks mannypi--

i guess manny is still helping his brother move his stuff--

exhale-- keep grindin' rs!!! keep your poise cane fans!!!

thanks green--

manny still moving. . .

i guess there are conflicting reports about this guy young out of kansas. . .

steady in the boat cane fans. . . keep grindin' rs

will they paint the logo at mid feild and will they paint the endzones for all or any hurricane games at dolphin stadium. In tampa for usf bull games it seems to be a game to game thing. Also how do you think the attendece will compare to the ob?

Manny,
Whats the word on Bill Young?

Whats up Mannypi?
What a tease this is with young...

How do UM's basketball coaches feel about Rios' developement and work ethic this season?

Many of the football coaches are developing a rep as good recruiters...that said what could possibly be their strategy in NOT calling guys like Brandon Washington very often. BW recently told Rivals that he is just now starting to get calls again from UM. Is this a case of Rivals overblowing the facts or is there truth to it?

Many,
What do you know about alonzo lawrence? and is it true that Robert Marve was not offered a scolarship to either florida of fsu, if so why was that?

We need coner

Who's this new name from Texas that Rivals reported about. Bushell? His HC coach says he's serious about Miami and that he's a heck of a CB. Any truth to this?

Also, please tell me George Baker is gonna get an offer. His exactly the type of kid we've been missing out on the past few years.

Manny, CSTV posted a story today that Bill Young is the new DC? Any truth to this?

Also what is the latest on Ramon Buchanon and Cory Liuget?

Manny:
Hope the move went well and that your back is still in good shape. This is my first real year following recruiting closely. Tell me what happens on National Signing Day. What if we have more commits that scholarships available? Also, if we many recruits not sign with us, can we offer new prospects that day....ie. Baker (CB), Jonathan Jackson (DE) or maybe other prospects?

Thanks

Is The Don involved with getting the early enrollees into the U? Is she putting pressure on the SLOW Dade County process? Seems like Dade should get off their butts and get these kids into school. Nothing helps the county out more than having a high graduation rate!

I know Wylie did not get in early. If the four NW kids do not get in early, does that mean 5 less scholarships for this year? If so, are we pretty much done?

Just cause the Northwestern don't get in early doesn't mean they don't get in at all....If for some reason they didn't get in early they would still sign with UM on National Signing day and start in the summer...

Why is it that the entire world except the NCAA knows that PJ received money and gifts from LSU and yet nothing is going to happen in the form of sanctions or anything like that. The NCAA will call and warn um for not stopping fans from talking to recruits but LSU is breaking every major rule in the book without so much as a glance from the NCAA. My question for you george is WHY?????????????

Manny,

Has Sonny Lubick been contacted about the DC position? Would love to have him back on staff even though he turned down the bigger gig the year before? Would there be too big a clashing of egos w/ him on board under Shannon?

Juan, what were ure greek letters @ THE FIU?

Srry I meant manny, i got u and george richards confused since I used to work with both of u

Whats up with Tommy Streeter?

Can you give us any insight into the relationship between Nix and Shannon? Any word on the offense we will be running next year?

If CSTV is right, i think Bill Young is a great hire. He was able to take 2 and 3 star players and turn them into the # 12 ranked defense in the country. Just imagine what he will be able to do with guys like forston and arthur brown. Kansas' recent stud CB and future first round draft pick was only a 2 star. http://kansas.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=1&pr_key=24663

manny my ?'s for U

1. will buchanon be a cane?
2. will robinson be a cane?
3. what is the news on liguet?
4. have we offered Baker?
5. will young be the dc?
6. is aubrey hill are wr coach?
7. is randy on a short leash?

OK Manny, it's midnight... show me whatcha got,... and bring it on!

Manny Whats the word on Liuget and Brandon Harris

?'s
what is the news on guys like feagin, the wr and lber from pahokee, quavon taylor? are there any other names out there that are under the radar?

Manny do u believe if we get Martavious Odoms and jatavious Miller we can pull Janoris jenkins from the gators? How ridiculous would that be to have all the boys from MNW BTW and Pahokee

Janoris is already enrolled at UF as an early entry.

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