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Brandon McGee picks Canes (updated)

I wasn't out at Greentree Practice field this morning. I was at Plantation High where the University of Miami won the sweepstakes for one of the Top 10 cornerbacks in the country, Colonels captain Brandon McGee.

Consider it the biggest victory for the Canes since they landed running back Bryce Brown. McGee is Dscf1820Broward's No. 2 recruit, behind Miramar quarterback Eugene Smith. He told a crowd of about 50 people moments ago he wants to be a Cane. I was busy filming it all for our website and will have an interview with Brandon I'll post later today.

> I finally got a chance to finish editing that video of McGee tonight. It's now available on our video player on our UM page. Also available is about a six minute audio interview with McGee on our high school podcast, The Countdown. If you just want to listen to McGee, skip ahead to about 15 and a half minutes ahead (60-65 percent into it). In our live podcast, we also spoke to Charles Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services who gave us his thoughts on the announcement.

> One thing I came away with from spending the morning at Plantation was how good a kid McGee seemed to be. He's very polite, well-mannered and someone who really loves his family. He told us that camraderie was the reason he chose the Canes and said he really did drop the Canes at one point before his father convinced him to put them back in the running. McGee told us it was very important to play in front of his grandparents. He got teary eyed when talking about his mother, who passed when he was 13. Either way, Miami seems to be getting not only a great player, but a tremendous young man.

Here is the only clip I was able to find of him on YouTube.

P.S. - If you are a high school football fan, you've got a treat coming. Over the next two weeks on our podcast, I'll take a look at every team and every district in South Florida with High School writers Andre C. Fernandez and Bob Emanuel and recruiting writer Larry Blustein. For the complete schedule, check out the high school blog.

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How many gators didn't qualify this year? Look up the answer. One. Dee Finley and that is all folks.

But in all this pro-cane conjecture you're forgetting the most important thing which is , the Hurricanes flat out suck.

ACC doormat

Marble mouf coach

Starting from scratch at QB

Starting from scratch with Defensive scheme

A team that QUIT five quarters ago

Booted from the beloved urine bowl to rent from Wayne

No bowl in 07 , 5-7 with HUGELY EMBARRASSING BLOWOUTS

will finish middle of acc COASTAL in 08

Pathetic fan base, way to rock 30k DuhU

UM SUCKS , it's far from over

But in all this pro-cane conjecture you're forgetting the most important thing which is , the Hurricanes flat out suck.

ACC doormat

Marble mouf coach

Starting from scratch at QB

Starting from scratch with Defensive scheme

A team that QUIT five quarters ago

Booted from the beloved urine bowl to rent from Wayne

No bowl in 07 , 5-7 with HUGELY EMBARRASSING BLOWOUTS

will finish middle of acc COASTAL in 08

Pathetic fan base, way to rock 30k DuhU

UM SUCKS , it's far from over

Posted by: HarvinDaMan

BWAAHAAHAAAHA..well said. You forgot to mention the 108th offense in 07. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH !!!! So DuhU cuts that in half and they still don't sniff the top 50. Shannon ranked DEAD LAST in poll of 66 BCS coaches. DEAD LAST.

Starting QB from scratch. thats fine last time we had that we won a national championship

And that qb from scratch broke your beloved teabags high school records.

How can miami be an acc doormat and finish in the middle of the coastal division. If a doormat is when your last at the bottom. GOOD ONE RERE

Like i said ZIP IT. What are you trying to prove? What are you trying to accomplish here? Wow we had a bad year. SO WHAT everyone has bad years.

How do you go from winning a national championship and have 4 loses the next year?
How do lose to a team that lost to a 2A school, in your home state.

Talking about defensive schemes? Did you guys even have one last year? Doubt you have one this year either.

BWAAHAAHAAAHA..well said. You forgot to mention the 108th offense in 07. ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTH !!!! So DuhU cuts that in half and they still don't sniff the top 50. Shannon ranked DEAD LAST in poll of 66 BCS coaches. DEAD LAST.

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 08:34 AM

Thats fine laugh all you want about last year. LAST YEAR is LAST YEAR it is the past. Do you really want to talk about the GATORS PAST? STAY OUT OF JAIL YOU THUGS.

Let shannon be ranked last, that fine. I LOVE IT. Do you think he cares where he is ranked?

Look at this moron answering and agreeing with himself. Forgot to change the name there, huh buddy? What a loser. By the way, nice way of totally avoiding my questions, you jack a ss. You don't have to do the research. Everybody knows the answer. This program cannot be relegated to one position, such as Quarterback U or Linebacker U...This is NFL U.

Look at this moron answering and agreeing with himself. Forgot to change the name there, huh buddy? What a loser


Now that is some funny ish my friend

Several of the last few posts under this name are being posted by a moron. why not come up with your own username? Shannon again can recruit fairly well but has not proven he is head coach material. Truth is if he doesn't improve on last year's record, Brandon may never play for Shannon. Something to think about Brandon.

HarvinDaMan,

You use the term thug? What would you call a UF player who steals a dead girls credit card and uses it to buy gas for 6 months? Nuff said. Still waiting to hear about them Gators in the NFL. You talk but you can't mention no names. On paper, the Gators should kill us right? Well, I think it does show that some of the Gator fans are getting a bit nervous. Thats why you can't stay off our boards. No pressure on us to beat the Gators. It's not a ACC game. But hey, if we pull an upset. Wow, you guys will be the laughing stock of the NCAA. No pressure for us. Remember that.

No pressure for us. Remember that.

spyhazard if you stay within 2 to 3 touchdowns it will be a moral victory for you guys. Yes, times have changed.

HarvinDaMan,

They're about to change again. You guy's had your time to shine. (1 year) Meyer did a great job with Zook's recruits. He should be proud. I think you're gonna have to Google what Gators are producing in the NFL. Still waiting. Get off our boards. This is about the U! Nothing to say about your boy and the credit card? The thug tag is old and tired. No step aside! let it go. Bye, bye!

Of course their is no pressure on "U". At least not on Cane fan. Cane fan is used to sucking in the also ran conferences. Randy Shannon is another story. That guy will be surfing Jobs.com by game 8. Bank on that cane fan. NO ONE on this site ever defends the guys coaching. He's abominable at that. There is huge pressure on Shannon who showed his true colors under pressure last year. Way to keep control of your team Shannon.

Shannon loses his job before 2009. YOu know it. I know it. HE knows it.

what about your boy that that had a semi automatic and shot it in the air, or the guy who had an open container in his.


Stay within a few touchdowns will not be 2 hard to do. Your defense is in shambles.

No secondary, and de is playing DT. your defense was hoorendus last year. it gunan be 2 times worse this year

Randy Shannon has only been a head coach one year.

He had no talent or play makers.

Yes he made a bad decision by promoting walton, but what did he do?? He fired him and got a very expierenced DC and one of the best in college.

No pressure.

Orange,

Write him off. He's spent. They're getting nervous. No pressure.

ok im done.

HarvinDaMan you win..you happy now!!

Everything you said was 100% correct. Your the greatest.

See you Sept 6, better yet come talk to in January

all other comments/facts/opinions will be ignored.

"No secondary, and de is playing DT. your defense was hoorendus last year. it gunan be 2 times worse this year"
Clueless moron. Sure UF's D was exposed in areas. But overall they played some of the better D in the toughest conference in the nation. If you think the feeble canes are gonna test their more experienced D you're more of a fool than I thought. QB NEVER taken a snap. Bunch of mediocre WR's who haven't done anything. Even your coaches called your WR's " receiver by committee." In case you didn't figure it out, that description is a nice way of saying they suck.

Canes get blownout early in this one. You know . I know it. Shannon knows it.

For the record, Randy does not need us to defend him. He's a real man who's fought hard for everything he's done. No need to defend him. No pressure.

"No secondary, and de is playing DT. your defense was hoorendus last year. it gunan be 2 times worse this year"
Clueless moron. Sure UF's D was exposed in areas. But overall they played some of the better D in the toughest conference in the nation. If you think the feeble canes are gonna test their more experienced D you're more of a fool than I thought. QB NEVER taken a snap. Bunch of mediocre WR's who haven't done anything. Even your coaches called your WR's " receiver by committee." In case you didn't figure it out, that description is a nice way of saying they suck.

Canes get blownout early in this one. You know . I know it. Shannon knows it.

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 09:37 AM


Yup you are 100% correct. GREAT STUFF!!! I LOVE TO READ YOUR STUFF. it always true. keep it up

Canes get blownout early in this one. You know . I know it. Shannon knows it.

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 09:37 AM


the only thing that is gettin BLOW early is me by your mom

HarvinDaMan, your a pathetic excuse for a Gator Fan!

Did anyone see what Chad Johnson said yesterday? It was awesome. Name another school that gets repped by players that didn't even go there???? That says alot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvTSKZXqeec

Storyline: Marve struggles to find any flow with completely green WR's. UM's D spends eternity on field and runs out of gas earlier than hoped for. Meyer keeps foot on throat through 4quarters. Canes take sad ride down featureless turnpike and contemplate 4 touchdown blowout. ( you hope its only 28points.)

Storyline: Marve struggles to find any flow with completely green WR's. UM's D spends eternity on field and runs out of gas earlier than hoped for. Meyer keeps foot on throat through 4quarters. Canes take sad ride down featureless turnpike and contemplate 4 touchdown blowout. ( you hope its only 28points.)

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 10:18 AM


Once again your right on with your statements. 100% right. Damn your good. Keep it up. your always so accurate. i love it

o who is Marve btw??

Marve is the guy that UM homer thinks is gonna lead DuhU to 8 wins this year. Good luck with that. Guy hasn't taken a SINGLE snap. He'll be running for his life after one hit from Spikes. Truthfully, you guys spend the first 4-5 games just trying to figure out what the heel is going on. Blowouts await.


Yup you are 100% correct. GREAT STUFF!!! I LOVE TO READ YOUR STUFF. it always true. keep it up

Thanks, it comes from decades of watching football from an objective viewpoint. That's something that inflatable helmet cane fans can't compute. ITS ALL ABOUT DUHH U BABY

Marve is the guy that UM homer thinks is gonna lead DuhU to 8 wins this year. Good luck with that.

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Correction: Harris is the guy who WILL lead DA U to 8 wins this year. No luck needed. Good luck keeping Tim Teabag healthy with that huge bullseye on those knees. Can't wait to see that kneecap explode!

Thanks, it comes from decades of watching football from an objective viewpoint.

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 10:28 AM

LOL, typical Gayturd.

Thanks, it comes from decades of watching football from an objective viewpoint. That's something that inflatable helmet cane fans can't compute. ITS ALL ABOUT DUHH U BABY

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 10:28 AM


You watch football? Wow that funny, cause your knowledge is terrible. BWHAHAHAHA

Let me see how good your knowledge is?

When a players is face masked is at 5 yard penalty or 15 yards penalty?

When a players get horse collared is that a penalty in college?

When a player catches a ball and steps out of bounds...when does the clock start?

go ahead and google it.

Can't wait to see the Fish Warehouse packed to the gills with 30k this year. Is there a worse football layout in all of fotball? That place is reminiscent of those cookie cutter stadiums they built in the 70's. Fish warehouse is built to accomodate baseball. Only a handful of those terrible layouts remain. Every seat upstairs suks. Most of the seats downstairs suk. Say goodbye to homefield advantage in that overrated place. But ohhh...the HD screens. That just allows you to see ACC schools running roughshod over you in HD. So you got that going for you. Which is nice.

How BAD did University of Miami BUNGLE the entire stadium issue? Ever been to an SEC stadium? EVER?

That place will be ROCKIN when Wake Forest rolls into town

PLEASE !!

Can't wait to see the Fish Warehouse packed to the gills with 30k this year. Is there a worse football layout in all of fotball? That place is reminiscent of those cookie cutter stadiums they built in the 70's. Fish warehouse is built to accomodate baseball. Only a handful of those terrible layouts remain. Every seat upstairs suks. Most of the seats downstairs suk. Say goodbye to homefield advantage in that overrated place. But ohhh...the HD screens. That just allows you to see ACC schools running roughshod over you in HD. So you got that going for you. Which is nice.

How BAD did University of Miami BUNGLE the entire stadium issue? Ever been to an SEC stadium? EVER?

That place will be ROCKIN when Wake Forest rolls into town

PLEASE !!

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 11:06 AM


That right on target with your analysis of the stadium. You hit that one right on the head.

Too bad, that stadium is made for football, was built way before the marlins came to town.

If it such a bad stadium and resembles the 70s? The why is the superbowl played that once every 3 years?

How man other stadiums have HD screens? How many other stadiums have HD screens the size of the ones there?

0 my smart friend

Yes i have been to an SEC stadium. It was actually the SWAMP. when MIAMI destroyed the gators.

Only thing you said right. Was the home field advantage will be nothing like it was in the OB

Can't wait to see the Fish Warehouse packed to the gills with 30k this year. Is there a worse football layout in all of fotball? That place is reminiscent of those cookie cutter stadiums they built in the 70's. Fish warehouse is built to accomodate baseball. Only a handful of those terrible layouts remain. Every seat upstairs suks. Most of the seats downstairs suk. Say goodbye to homefield advantage in that overrated place. But ohhh...the HD screens. That just allows you to see ACC schools running roughshod over you in HD. So you got that going for you. Which is nice.

How BAD did University of Miami BUNGLE the entire stadium issue? Ever been to an SEC stadium? EVER?

That place will be ROCKIN when Wake Forest rolls into town

PLEASE !!

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 11:06 AM

You are so dumb it's amazing you have been alive this long. In your "decades" of watching football maybe you should have realized that the PLAYERS on the field win games, not stadiums. Recruits have already said that it is a positive to know that they will be playing in a stadium where Super Bowls are played. The better the recruits, the better the players, the more wins. It's really too easy pointing out how stupid you are.

talking about stadiums.

Why in the world do you play in the swamp. That stadium is made for basketball and outdoor hockey.

What a bunch of retards playing football in ben hill griffin stadium

GOOD JOB GATORS

Typical moronic cane fan reaction: The stadium doesn't matter.

HEAD IN THE SAND

"PLAYERS on the field win games."

TOO BAD YOU DON'T HAVE ANY PLAYERS 5-7 ACC DOORMAT

"Only thing you said right. Was the home field advantage will be nothing like it was in the OB'

GLIMPSE OF REALITY

"Yup you are 100% correct. GREAT STUFF!!! I LOVE TO READ YOUR STUFF. it always true. keep it up"

TRUTH HURTS

PLAYERS on the field win games."

TOO BAD YOU DON'T HAVE ANY PLAYERS 5-7 ACC DOORMAT

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM


Like the gator have any players either? who do they got?

Teebow? ha what a joke what has he proved?
Harvin? another joke he so slow?
Moddy? a usc transfer scared of competition
Wright? can he defend a pass?
Patchman? a thug who gets shot in the back
Rainey? great team mate..start fights with other plays

What a joke that team is. with no talent at all

"No secondary, and de is playing DT. your defense was hoorendus last year. it gunan be 2 times worse this year"

ROCKET SCIENTIST

Typical moronic cane fan reaction: The stadium doesn't matter.

HEAD IN THE SAND

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 11:45 AM

Let's see how moronic this is? So, you are telling me that the results of football games, or any other sport for that matter, are in a large part based on the Stadiums that they are played in and not the players competing in that game? Is that what you are suggesting? So, the better team, with the better players, doesn't matter? Correct?

Please stop posting, you are to stupid for words.
And at least have the balls to post under the same name each time. Coward.


ROCKET SCIENTIST

Posted by: canesrule | August 12, 2008 at 11:50 AM


Albert Einstein

Posted by: HarvinDaMan |

GATOR EDUCATION, CAN NOT SPELL THE

TOO BAD YOU DON'T HAVE ANY PLAYERS 5-7 ACC DOORMAT

Posted by: HarvinDaMan | August 12, 2008 at 11:46 AM


SANTA FE

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