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Murphy's message received

University of Florida receiver Louis Murphy had something special to say about The U after the Gators' season-opening win against Hawaii Saturday. Consider it the first real shot in a war of words that will likely continue this week leading up to the showdown in the Swamp.

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"If I'm right, the 'U' stands for the University of Miami," Murphy told our Joseph Goodman after the game (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN). "Well, we're the University of Florida. We're the 'U.' I don't refer to them as the 'U.' I refer to them as Miami. If the 'U' is for university and winning and championships, we're the 'U.' They are Miami, and that's what I call them."

Let's just say the message has been received. I spoke with UM receiver Leonard Hankerson tonight for a feature story I'm doing on him and close friend Major Wright, who starts at safety for the Gators and who played with Hankerson at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas High.

Hankerson said when he arrived at UM Sunday night for a practice closed to the media, a copy of Murphy's quote had been blown up and posted in every locker. "It definitely pumped us up," Hankerson said by phone. "We were already pumped up for this game, but now the guys are really getting excited.

"We all want to win bad. Right now, we feel like nobody in the nation respects Miami. We're going to earn our respect."

I don't know about you, but I can't wait for this game on Saturday.

PS - For those of you wondering who Louis Murphy is, he's the guy who starts opposite Percy Harvin. He had 37 catches for 548 yards and 6 TDs last season. He had 2 catches for 51 yards and 1 touchdown against Hawaii. And he's a Recreation Event Management major from St. Petersburg.

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Best Cane quote of the whole thread:

"I'll be there...jeans, orange shirt, MIAMI on the front, UM custom sneakers....celebrating our win."

You rock those custom sneakers blow up helmet guy.


Don't forget your face paint and 8 car flags Homer. It's a good thing you don't drive north to play the team that has an actual stadium. UM gets crushed like bugs on 9/6. UF stacks the box and makes your High School QB beat them with his arm. AINT HAPPENING FOOLS

STATEMENT BLOWOUT Urban emphasizes what recruits already know

B L O W O U T

UM 6

UF 52

B L O W O U T

UM has been able to avoid reality for months and months. You FEEL the TRUTH saturday. Shannon gets exposed for bumbling coach that he is. The deep erosion that continues at UM gets exposed after an offseason of dormancy.

Good luck playing those krappy ACC teams in that faceless rental bowl and that marble mouf coach of yours. You guys won't be so smacky after a few weeks and a few beatdowns. FOOLS.

Wow just hand Marve the Heisman now. Stronger and better arm than Tebow, more accurate, and faster. The Gators might as well forfeit. And wait let me guess, Jacory Harris has a stronger arm than Dan Marino is faster than Usain Bolt, and is tougher than Mike Ditka.
What a joke!
UM's gameplan is to make sure Marve doesnt throw the ball. He will be crapping in his pants and if they decide to throw too much its going to get UGLY fast. They need to run, run, run, and punt. That will work until the Gator speed, depth, toughness, and coaching wears down this team.
Patrick Nix is playing John Madden now trying to find a new play for his playbook. Seriously, between Randy Shannon and Patrick Nix I wouldnt let them coach for the Special Olympics football squad although they would fit right in.

Marve will be krappen his pants alright. I don't think Shannon is dumb enough to send him out on runs or bootlegs. UM's only hope is to pound up the middle. NOT A CHANCE. Marve is not beating Tim with his arm. (joke)

AZWHUPPIN

UM 6

UF 52

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UFelon Sucks!!

UFelon Sucks!!

UFelon Sucks!!

actually im crappen my pants....from all that gator meat....

gator meat now = shat

How bout them Crappy SEC teams.

Tenn what a joke. Get beat by a 6-7 UCLA team.

SEC!!!!!!!! WE THE BEST.

5>2

28>25

Easy math.

5>2

28>25

Easy math.

5>2

28>25

Easy math.

At this point cane fan, you've all reduced yourselves to the tired crap you've been trotting out for months. You have nothing to say about saturdays game because you know a monumental a s s whipping awaits.

Oh yeah, the SEC sucks.

Marve craps his pants in his first start.

UM gets crushed under the lights.


UM = eroding program with false hope from a good recruiting class and wildly overrated coach.

UF = team with upward momentum on every single radar out there. The best QB in the nation. A running attack that will baffle your D. This will be an extremely ugly game blow up helmet cane fan.

B L O W O U T

UM 6

UF 52

B L O W O U T

UF = team with upward momentum on every single radar out there.

Not really going from a NC to 8-4 is a downward spiral. A very fast downward fall

5>2

28>25

Easy math.

This is funny stuff to read. Its very clear none of you scUM writers have taken part in any learning past 5th grade, much less any of you graduated from college.

By your own accounts ND and Bama are the top of the college football world. I mean they have won 13 and 10 national titles in their history. I guess it doesnt matter neither have won one since 1992. Wait, wasnt that Bama over "the u." Miami was the class of the 80's, no question, along with Oklahoma. The 90's and this decade however, no logical person would even put them in the top 5 programs of either decade. Miami's athletic program as a whole...not even close to that of Florida. Go check some record books and add up the titles. As for the SEC against the ACC, its not even close.

I like Randy Shannon and I think he could do very well at Miami if they allow him the time to clean up the program. He probably wont have a problem getting the local talent but it will take some time for him to be a national recruiter like Carrol and Meyer.

As for this Saturday, there is no question Miami has some good players but they are all young and will have very little chance against a bigger, stronger, faster, older football team in Florida. You have a first time starter playing in the Swamp for his first game...be realistic for a second. The u will put up a fight in the first half and probably learn a lot that will help for their later games but this one will be over by the middle of the 3rd. I hope you guys do come back to being big time again. I am tired of Cali and Texas thinking they have anything on football in Florida. Its just going to take a few more years. Good luck and I will sit back and read all the dumb crap you guys are going to write because I know none of you can think beyond a 5th grade level.

Actually my two favorite coaches are Bobby Bowden and Randy Shannon. I hope they stay at their respective schools forever! Patrick Nix too. Hope he stays UM offensive coordinator. While they drag their programs down, places like Florida and South Florida are taking over the state.

you're all idiots... the gators are gonna wipe the floor with all of miami's no-names. all you dade county fools are lying to yourselves and after the massacre your walks back to the register at burger king will be very sad

Man, all this talk about living in the past...come Saturday we will add to history making it 7-0 since 85'. Gators fans wont have much to cheer for once the U speed destroys your savior Tim Tebow.

Ever wonder why UF does not play UM on a regular basis? I do...because you guys get embarrassed every time you step on the field with the big boys from SoFl.

It sucks to be a Florida Gator, welcome to U country, we run this state. FSU your next.

-Nacho, Out.

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