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Canes crush Aggies 41-23

Sitting here at FIU Stadium where the 12th-ranked South Florida Bulls are playing the Golden Panthers. But I'm still keeping an ear out to hear what's going on with the Canes.

I'm listening to the game here on WQAM and following the game on CBS Sports' Gametracker. I've been really impressed at how UM responded to getting punched in the mouth on the game's opening play. Since the 62-yard touchdown pass by Jerrod Johnson to Mike Goodson, the Canes have gone on a 24-3 run.

> Robert Marve has been impressive, connecting on 11 of 13 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. He hit freshman Thearon Collier for a 28-yard touchdown and had a 66-yarder to Collier called back by penalty. Solid, solid outing for Marve. He's showing us he can be effective when the offense is opened up.

> Graig Cooper has two touchdown runs and 77 yards on only three carries. UM has thrown the ball 20 times and run it only 8 times. I expect that to flip flop in the second half with a 14-point lead.

> So far, three Canes have gone down with injuries. Guard Chris Rutledge, Marve (who returned in the second quarter) and defensive tackle Marcus Forston. WQAM is reporting Forston injured his shoulder. In a move that didn't surprise me one bit, Allen Bailey saw some time at tackle while Forston was out. Bailey is certainly big enough to handle the war in the trenches.

> Despite reports he likely wouldn't play, Eric Moncur started at defensive end for Miami Saturday. He's made two tackles for loss in the first half.

> Huge punt return by the way by Travis Benjamin to set up UM's final score of the first half. He had a 46-yard return to set up Collier's touchdown pass. It's amazing what happens when you have a few playmakers available.

> Moncur comes through with the first defensive turnover of the season, picking off a pass to setup another UM touchdown -- a Marve to Farquharson TD pass. Canes are now blowing out A&M 34-10.

> Shannon said turnovers come in bunches. He was right. Glenn Cook recovers a fumble and scores to make it 41-10.

> Big, big win for the Canes, who showed they could move the football on the ground with Graig Cooper and use its weapons at receiver. The defense causes two turnovers that lead to easy points. This is what U wanted to see today.

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"I protest, some Gaturd is misappropriating my name.......I think I am being accurate and objective." - wannabe canesrule

Excuse U at it again, this time around blaming others for their own ignorance.

U ALSO THOUGHT U HAD A CHANCE AGAINST THE GATORS

Pay to play, I smell BCS within the next few years!!!!!

canesrule is the man, keep it coming!!!!!

I know your worried!!!!!!

The U is taking over recruiting.

Get your popcorn ready and watch the show!!!

SEC 2nd to USC now, and 2nd to UM future!!!

Canesrule!!!!!Canesrule!!!!!!

"The fact that you'd rather be in College Station is irrelevant to what was going on at FIU on Saturday" - SouthPaw

I could not have said it better myself.......Peter Parker is no journalist.

It doesn't matter if the game is 30 miles away in the Miami Seaquarium or in another state. All canes fans "wish" they were at the game but have "better things to do" on a Saturday.

The far and few between years the Canes happen to make a bowl game, the bowl selection committee dreads it when their name comes up. They can count on making 70% less money because of their lack of fan support.

FREE TIX WITH A TEST DRIVE U

"The U is taking over recruiting." - circle the wagons cane

Just watch the 2 Stars sign on the dotted line then fail and a qaurter of the class fail to qualify.

Good thing ESPN doesn't re-evaluate their signing day rankings to account for what actually happens.

KING OF THE 2 STAR U - MOST IN THE NATION

Face it UM fans, USF has SURPASSED Miami. They are the real "U" (best team with a "U" on their helmet).

Posted by: SouthPaw | September 21, 2008 at 01:03 PM
oh really ...
TV, NFL, blue chips missed your memo ...

NEWS TO U

http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/colleges/um/story/681611.html
Miami's football game at Florida last Saturday was the third most watched regular-season college game in ESPN history.
-- miami herald

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/miamidolphins/entries/2008/09/10/despite_falling_on_hard_times.html

The U has the most players in the (NFL) for the third consecutive season.
-- palm beach post

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/recruiting/football/columns/story?columnist=luginbill_tom&id=3233826
Miami claims top 2008 recruiting class
-- ESPN

Seriously enough with the FIU fans. No one cares about your crappy ass team playing in their high school field. It's a blog not an article, that means Manny can write whatever he wants. If he, as an FIU alumni, feels embarrassed by the turnout at the much hyped opening of their new house against a top 15 team that is his opinion. If you don't like it get your friends to show up.

You should be embarrassed. Your school has over 35,000 undergraduate students and hundreds of thousands of alumni living locally and you couldn't even sell out your first game in your new on campus facility that only holds 18,000 people against a supposedly good team. Even against crappy teams the Canes would get 45k in the OB. You give us USF next week and we'd have a sell out at DS, a real stadium even if we share it with a pro team. I have dozens of friends and family members that are FIU students or alumni and you know what they were all doing yesterday? Watching the Canes on TV and cheering them on. You know where they'll be next week? At DS tailgating and cheering on their Canes with the season tickets they bought instead of going to watch the FIU game for free. Their own school is an afterthought. That's the thing about UM. We don't care where you went to school. If you love the Canes you are more than welcome to the family.

And enough with the UM isn't the "U" anymore. We are the "U" and will always be the "U". We are the program that everyone in the state strives to be but will never reach. Get off our jock haters. Go Canes!

"Good thing ESPN doesn't re-evaluate their signing day rankings to account for what actually happens."

No but Scout.com does.
http://recruiting.scout.com/2/791292.html

R P T K L
A R E E O
N E A Y s
K V M s
1 2 Notre Dame None
2 1 Alabama Devonta Bolton; Melvin Ray
3 3 Miami Antonio Harper
4 4 Ohio State Shawntel Rowell
5 5 Georgia Toby Jackson
6 6 Michigan Marcus Witherspoon; Taylor
Hill
7 10 UCLA None
8 7 LSU DeAngelo Benton
9 11 Clemson None
10 8 FSU Debrale Smiley; Anthony Hill
11 16 Texas None
12 9 USC Daniel Campbell
13 12 Florida Dee Finley
14 13 Oklahoma Josh Jarboe; David Sims
15 14 Washington Dominique Blackmon
16 19 Illinois Patrick Nixon
17 17 Arizona State Kemonte Bateman; Jarrell
Barbour
18 15 Texas A&M Derrick Hall; Blake Chavis
19 25 Pittsburgh None
20 27 Colorado Paul Vigo
21 21 Nebraska David Whitmore; David Grant
22 23 Oregon None
23 20 Virginia Tech Leon Mackey; Derrick McCoy
24 30 North Carolina Kevin Reddick; Joseph
Townsend
25 22 Boston College Eric Reynolds; Patrick
eumann
26 31 Missouri None
27 26 Wisconsin None
28 18 Auburn Onterio McCalebb; Freddie Smooth
29 32 Cal Kamaron Yancy; J.P. Hurrell
30 41 Penn State None

Marve-212 yards and 2 TDs, 2nd career start in yet another hostile environment against the #24 pass defense team in the nation.

A sign of things to come...

Our fan base had to buy $100 season tickets just get into the game, and the game was sold out with the actual attendance being nearly full. There are no free games at FIU anymore, that stuff only happens at UM.

You on the other hand, with your ur 16,000 students and 3 million "never stepped foot on UM, think buying a $2 sticker for their civic makes them alumni, bandwagon" fans have to give away free tickets to anyone that has a pulse just to fill up your opening game. And UM had to lower their season tickets to $99 just to be able to sell them. If anyone should be embarrassed is y'all.

Then again that's what you get when the majority of your fan base is made up of local bandwagon fans, instead of ACTUAL students, alumni, faculty and families with ties to the institution.

Frankly, here at FIU we don't give three turd5 about yall. And if Manny feels the same way, the feeling is mutual. Keep riding the jocks of UM and stay off our campus.

-Thanx

IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE FIU NEEDS ANOTHER BEAT-DOWN.. GET OUT OF OUR BLOG OR WE'LL TAKE IT THE STREETS,, I GOT THE HELMET WHO'S GOT CLEATS?

FIUPowerandLight,

Nice job, ripping our fans. I have pictures of your stadium while you are down 10-0 with empty seats. Oh yea, and for those fans who bought season tickets last year for FIU received free season tickets for this year.

Not to mention the type of class your fans have, cheering a kid when he's injured and being airlifted out. That sounds pretty embarrassing to me.

The fact that you rip on our fans for the same bogus reasons other fan bases do doesn't legitimize your school. It's still a crap commuter school with a crappy student life and even crappier 4th tier ranking.

I almost forgot to add, you talk about UM lowering prices, but doesn't FIU have 30k plus students and boast about having 150K plus in alumni. Aren't your season tickets $100? I thought so. If your alums can't afford to sell out an 18,000 seat stadium, that really rips into the type of education you give, and even worse, rips into the type of alums you produce.

I guess it's great knowing that FIU is producing Miami-Dade's janitors and gas clerks. You must be so full of pride that you are swelling.

Don't worry, when UM fans sell their civics with stickers on them to you (You know, in about 10 years since you can't afford to buy season tickets for $100 to sell out an 18,000 seat highschool stadium) you'll know what it feels like to have a team that wins more than one time in 2 + years and counting.

Look folks.... get off Manny's backs. I am sure he didn't mean any harm by it. When you have your VERY first game in a brand NEW stadium, it is expected that the stadium would be a PACKED HOUSE and if it's HALF FULL (or half empty if you prefer), then (I do agree with Manny) it's an embarrassment. I read that someone said it was 80% full and perhaps that's true. But, you need to keep in mind when Manny made his comments. He was simply reporting what he observed.

Furthermore, Manny has mostly covered UM sports (and high school football) and this game was a big game for UM, naturally I would expect him to feel the way he does.

I've noticed that in this great country people would say that they want the truth when in reality what they want is for someone to be POLITICALLY CORRECT. Well, I've got news for you folks... the two SELDOMLY go hands in hands.

Honestly, I don't think Manny was trying to inslut his alma mater. After all, that's where he got his degree from. Has it ever occured to you that he felt it was embarassing because that's his ALMA MATER and that deep down inside he wanted for his school to have a better/larger crowd showing up for the game considering that's their first game at a Stadium and that was a historical game against a RANKED opponent?

Rather than trying to bite the man head off, it would be wise to find out why he felt the way he did and why he made the comment(s) that he made. Of course, it's too logical to do that... why not let our emotions get the best of us. Of course that's typical of fans and I can't blame you.


P.S. Manny, I'll email you my address so you can send me the check in the mail...LOL...LOL...:)

Seriously, people.... it's not THAT serious. Come on... let's chill and cut Manny some slack.

The Haters are in full force tonight. The U must be doing something right!

On another note..

Just another day at the office for the UM alum.

Frank Gore, SF RB 27rush 130yds 4.8avg 1td 4rec 32yds 8.0avg 0td

Santana Moss, Was WR 7rec 75yds 10.7avg 1td

Clinton Portis, Was RB 21rush 68yds 3.2avg 1td 2rec 19yds 9.5avg 0td

Willis McGahee, Bal RB 15rush 64yds 4.2avg 1td 1rec 11yds 11.0avg 0td

Roscoe Parrish, Buf WR 3rec 42yds 14.0avg 1td (so far, still playing)

Edgerrin James, Ari RB 18rush 93yds 5.1avg 0td 2rec 15yds 7.5avg 0td

Reggie Wayne, Ind WR 3rec 74yds 24.6avg 0td

Jeremy Shockey, NO TE 8rec 75yds 9.3avg 0td

And numberous plays on defense im sure.

"The U must be doing something right!" - Thunder & Rain Cane

Like laying the smack down on the same team the Red Wolves beat earlier this season!

If that's considered doing something right in the ACC........

I SURE HOPE U ARE NEVER WRONG

"And numberous plays on defense im sure" - 5Rings, UUUUU got em?

Just as you were sure U were going to have a chance at beating the Gators. U made "numberous" mistakes in addition to:
140 Yards?
3 points?

RAISE YOUR HAND IF U ARE SURE

Canesrule,

You have 2 choices tonight, jelly or syrup!

START TOSSING BOY

U made "numberous" mistakes...
Posted by: canesrule | September 21, 2008 at 08:17 PM

It's a school night "little man"!

SPELLING IS NOT JUST AN ACTOR ON 90210

Canesrule has a micro pp!

-Signed his Mom

TIME TO BUY THAT CORVETTE

FIU's stadium was 80% full and UM fills about 50% of theirs. Should was call UM games embarrassing or half empty?

The answer is NO! Lets call a spade a spade, Miami is a very tough sports town but what Manny Navarrow displayed was classless and unprofessional.

The simple fact that he is not stating an opinion but a mere lie proves my point. It was not half empty nor was a 17-9 loss to the number 12 team in the nation embarrassing.

Thanks for the memories manny but I will not read your blog anymore. I love UM because I was born a cane but I can find my canes news elsewhere.

Canesrule's prison biatch name:

MANGINA

Florida Gaytor's prison biatch name:

SHOWER STALKER

http://www.prisonbitchname.com/

Our fan base

Posted by: FIUFloridaPower&Light | September 21, 2008 at 07:21 PM

DWARFED

the game was sold out with the actual attendance being nearly full.

Posted by: FIUFloridaPower&Light | September 21, 2008 at 07:21 PM
http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2008/09/20/19/585-4384000.standalone.prod_affiliate.56.JPG
http://media.miamiherald.com/smedia/2008/09/20/19/776-4384001.standalone.prod_affiliate.56.JPG

photos don't lie ...
empty seats equal less than capacity ...
has the novelty worn off so soon?
florida international notoriously lies about their attendance to appear larger & meet division 1 requirements ...
our guy refused to go along to get along by putting lie to their lie ...
all hail the truth-teller ...
no virginia ...

THERE IS NO SANTA CLAUS

Sarasota 'Cane has a micro pp!

-Signed Rick Korch

FILL IN A CITY IN THE BLANK CANE

"And numberous plays on defense im sure" - 5Rings, UUUUU got em?

Just as you were sure U were going to have a chance at beating the Gators. U made "numberous" mistakes in addition to:
140 Yards?
3 points?

RAISE YOUR HAND IF U ARE SURE

Posted by: canesrule | September 21, 2008 at 08:17 PM

How did the gaytor alum do today in the NFL?

UF-where your success stops right when you graduate.

"when you graduate" - 5Rings, UUUUU got em?

BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE

"when you graduate" - 5Rings, UUUUU got em?

BETTER THAN THE ALTERNATIVE


Posted by: canesrule | September 21, 2008 at 08:54 PM

And your implying?

"today in the NFL?" - 5Rings, UUUUU got em?

When it comes to Duhhhhh U, we live in the past or in the future because the present is just too damn depressing.

Game tix are still availble for the Tar Heels.

ALL OF THEM

And canesrule Im still waiting on how your alum did today in the NFL?

I'll help you out; Fred Taylor had a good day, and Gaffney had a td catch, but thats about it. Good job! Way to represent!

UF has no past, thats why we dont refer to it.

And after tebow, they have no future.

All you have is the present, at least you know it.

"And your implying?"....... that you can not connect the dots even when there's two per page.

And I'm still waiting for the ACC to place a single team in the Top 15 for two consecutive weeks.

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO WAIT

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO WAIT

Posted by: canesrule | September 21, 2008 at 09:12 PM

I should be asking you that question:

100+ years for a title
50+ years before winning the SEC title
1985-2008 before beating the Canes again

"UF has no past" - I know it's tough trying to forget about a smack down, but let's be realistic here.

26-3

I'D TAKE UF'S PRESENT OVER UM'S 4TH CHOICE COACH ANY DAY OF THE WEEK

Don't forget........

TBD Years to Win Your First Conference Title Game

Don't forget........

TBD Years to Win Your First Conference Title Game

Posted by: canesrule


TBD Years?

what does that mean and what are your implying?

Q: What's your beef son ?? You owe the FIU community an apology kid. Posted by: FIUBlueandGold | September 21, 2008 at 05:03 PM

A: For those FIU fans deeply offended my comments yesterday, I apologize. As an FIU alumnus, I was embarrassed by the fact the game was not a sellout. I covered FIU during its inaugural season and am very proud to be a Golden Panther. I attended the team's spring game on my own and have attended various FIU events over the years. I was happy to be there Saturday. But disappointed to see that at kickoff there were two sections of blue seats without any fans. The student section was loud and proud. But there were also plenty of available seats there. I call it like it see it in the end. I did the same last year at the Orange Bowl with the Canes. It was nothing personal.

Don't forget........

TBD Years to Win Your First Conference Title Game

Posted by: canesrule | September 21, 2008 at 09:18 PM

Lol, well it damn sure aint gonna be 50+ years.

I don't give a damn about writing an opinion, because I could care less what this douche who runs this blog thinks. However, to straight up lie as a journalist is low and shows the kind of class and the type of person that Manny is. As a professional he should do his job and not give false information. The fact is that the stadium was not half empty and he just wanted to make FIU look bad. Any opinion is up to him to write, but what he gave was false information that was given only because he has some kind of personal agenda.

I understand that some UM fans never actually went to college, but just to clarify for some of you, there is a difference between a fact and an opinion. You are defending him for writing an opinion, but he did not write an opinion about the attendance, he tried to pass something off as fact, when it was not a fact as shown by the attendance at the stadium.

This piece of garbage is considered a journalist? You have to be kidding me. Manny, as a "professional journalist" you should have a little more class and a little more professionalism. If this is how you contribute to the Herald, I can only hope that you are in the next round of cuts made at the Herald, because you should be at the bottom of that totem pole.

So you're saying you expected the fans to be COMPLETELY full right at kick off Manny? I guess this is the first sporting event you've ever attended in the city of Miami. If you haven't noticed, Miami is notorious for having late arriving crowds. The fact remains, you tried to pass that off as fact and never clarified to say that the stadium had in fact filled in. Get over yourself Manny, that comment you just posted does NOTHING to make up for the fact that you lied about the situation.

If at 1st you don't succeed...

KEEP TRYING FOR 53 YEARS

Let me put it to you Cane fans simply:

If you did NOT attend UM and you are a UM fan, you are a jock sniffing LOSER. Yes you. And you. You follow the Canes because they used to be a winning program and they made you feel good about your miserable life. You've wasted your time trying to defend their classless play on the field and embarrasing events off the field. And now that the program is in shambles and FIU is poised to become THE power program in Miami, all you do is try to put down the new guy and convince yourself FIU is a high school program. Sorry to have to break the news to you, but FIU isn't going anywhere. In fact, the monster is just starting to wake up. So you can run away and not schedule us anymore, but it won't help. It just makes you look even more scared.

The last two games ever played in your beloved Orange Bowl tell the whole story: FIU routs North Texas in the last game EVER at the Orange Bowl, and UM gets CRUSHED and EMBARRASED by the University of Virginia 48-0 in UM's last game at the Orange Bowl. Shut out. By an average ACC program. Shut out. In front of all of your former players. Maybe one day you'll be on the same level as Wake Forest again.

Posted by: SouthPaw | September 21, 2008 at 09:26 PM

^^^Is that dude serious?

The U is the most dangerous campus in Florida!

DANNY ROLLING WOULD BEG TO DIFFER

And now that the program is in shambles and FIU is poised to become THE power program in Miami...

Posted by: SouthPaw | September 21, 2008 at 09:26 PM

CRACK KILLS, BUT IT CAUSES DILUSIONAL THOUGHTS FIRST

http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports/college/fau/blog/2007/09/fau_students_deserve_better_se.html
FAU announced a paid attendance of 11,398 Saturday. The key word is PAID. In previous years The Suit had gone with actual, or turnstile, attendance, despite most other programs going with paid.

So this year The Suit decided to join them, after watching FIU post attendances of 10,000-plus last season when it was more like 3,000 in the stands.
-- sunsentinel (9/07)

Emmitt Smith gave all of his teammates a copy of his autobiography!

CRAYONS ARE EXTRA

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