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Guest blog: UM can pull off upset in Swamp

On my way up to Gainesville, but wanted to share with you the guest blog our contest winner G-Man sent me this morning.

Although he's known as G-Man to us here at Eye On The U, he's really known as Matthew Goldman to the rest of the world. The 29 year-old, originally from New York City, moved down to South Florida about 10 years ago when he said he made one the best decisions of his life and transfered to the University of Miami. Matt graduated from UM in '02 with a degree in communications and sociology. He currently lives in Delray and owns part of a limo service.

And this is his take on the game...

Miami is a HUGE underdog in this game. Nobody in the nation believes that the U has a chance to even keep Robert_marvethis a close game. Forget about the fact that The Canes have won the past six meetings. This Gator team is as talented as any theyʼve ever had. The critics think thereʼs no way a redshirt freshman like Robert Marve, who is making his first ever start on the road in a hostile environment, will be able to handle the pressure. Think again.

The Hurricanes can win this game. Iʼm not sure if they will. But I believe that Coach Shannon finally has this program on the right track. This is not the same team that fell apart in Norman last year. This new recruiting class has infected the entire team with an attitude and belief that they can play with anybody, anywhere. If the Canes are to win this game they must play smart and play physical.

And, we finally get to see what Marve is all about. I believe we fiinally have a QB once again who is going to get the ball in the hands of the playmakers. Playmakers, that can hold onto the ball and have some breakaway speed and not panic under pressure. I love the fact that Marve came out and said he can't wait to finally get the crap knocked out of him. Finally, UM has a capabale, vocal leader (Jacory Harris, too) with mental and physical toughness to get the offense going again.

If the U is truly on it's way back, then they won't be intimidated by playing in a hostile environment. And, they won't be pushed around. They've got to set the tone in the trenches, open the holes for Baby J and Coop. I wanna see the receivers blocking downfield on running plays.

Allen_baileyOn D GET TO THE QB! I want to see Allen Bailey (anyone on D really) knock Tim Tebow on his butt! Nothing dirty or illegal, just a good clean hard hit to let him know that heʼs not going to bully this defense. There's no sweeter sound than the silence of 90,000 people in their house. Make the entire Gator offense pay every time they have the ball. Let them think twice about making a play!

Shannon and his staff have done a great job of bringing in the talent they need to turn this program back into a national contender. If the Canes can finally get consistent play from the QB, there's no reason this offense shouldn't put points on the board and make this a competitive game. The pieces are in place on both sides of the ball. The coaching staff seems to all be on the same page. Saturday night's alright for fighting. Let's show theese wannabe's up in Gainsville what Hurricane Football is all about!

GET YOUR PREDICTIONS IN...
Ok guys, it's time to get your picks in for Saturday night's showdown. I want the final score, an MVP, and key reason you think Florida or Miami wins (like turnovers, run defense, whatever). And don't forget to vote in the poll.


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There are NO Canes that could start right now for the Gators...NONE.
That is why all the Northwestern girls went to UM because they would never see the field at Florida.
Actually, maybe Xavier Shannon would be allowed to collect the footballs that our place kicker booted into the stands. An FIU reject gets a spot on UM because his LOSER dad is a coach. Nepotism at its best!
He better hope he gets all the playing time this year because once Shannon is fired, Xavier will be the first one looking for a 1-AA position.

wow, congrats coke cane for being the moron of the day.

Typical pathetic gator moron who talks straight out of their ass.

Xavier graduated from FIU but was allowed an extra yr of eligibility while getting his masters at UM.

As for the NW boys, why were they ALL recruited by UF, if the Urban Flamer didnt want them?

Go read a little before posting. But finish your homework first.

There are NO Canes that could start right now for the Gators...NONE.
Posted by: CoKeCane | September 05, 2008 at 07:53 PM

yet another completly false statement by a gaytor fan. thats why most of our players were offered scholarships from uf.

good try tho.

come on, come on. You guys are attacking each others grammar, what else is next. I could care less if there were a hundred typos or misspelling. if thats spelled right. As long as the point is across....The bottom line is that the U is hated because it is percieved as the black school. The school of thugs. Look at those Ngrs!!! Sorry it's reality. The white people who attend miami, especially the football players are shy-ed away .. their ngr lovers ... sad sad, but the best part is the White people who attend miami are the best. And I love them as I love all man women and child. But the ones who hate us, we wont even admit we still love you. So go ahead with your hatred it will only stop your heart early. .. so saturday get the paramedics ready because hearts might stop after the hate builds up when the Florida fans glimpse scoreboard with 9 sec remaining in the game. Dont try to say it aint because it is ... in the Jacksonville .. they almost never have an article about UM .. but they will about Georgia, GT , etc... they exclude us .. thats why i'm here... last year i had to watch some game thousands of miles away when they refused to air miami ... a regional game ... they robbed us of countless championships....they gave NOTRE Dammed more votes than us ...????????? clueless??? the media is so wrong its going to back fire sat nght. Watch how the media does a 360 degree turn ..oh miami is fast , oh miami is so deep . oh miami has so much talent , watch how many time they mention the recruiting class ... and i garauntee they use the statement "miami is back" before the night is over .. ill bet that at vegas .........UM 31 UF 17

jacory harris comes on to win us this game.. enuff said on my behalf... GO CANES... AND LETS SHOW UP TO ALL HOME GAMES THIS YEAR ITS ALOT OF SPACE IN PRO PLAYER...

um 17
uf 14

Guest blog: UM can pull off a monumental
loss in the Swamp.

"They didnt play the whole game jacka*s!" - Tolkien Ain't Got Nuthin on Me

Like saying Wright didn't play the entire 2007 season but U still only managed a grand total of 15 TDs & 20 INTs.

I HATE TO TELL U I TOLD U SO

"ITS ALOT OF SPACE IN PRO PLAYER" - miaminosepickersince85

Now the fact that Duhhhh U has the worst attendance and most fair weather fans in the nation is being blame on the idea that there are too many seats in their 30+ mile from campus stadium?

WAIT 27 HOURS BEFORE U LET THE EXCUSES FLOW

"That is why all the Northwestern girls went to UM because they would never see the field at Florida."

Forget grammar, Canesville needs some reading comprehension classes. Obviously, they don't teach that at da U.
I said they DIDNT CHOSE FLORIDA and CHOSE MIAMI BECAUSE THEY WOULD NEVER SEE THE FIELD AT FLORIDA. That IMPLIES that Florida recruited them.
I got a prediction. What will be the lower number? The Canes score on Saturday or Canesville's IQ? Its going to be a close one!
3? 7? 10 max!

Jacory Harris has the legs of the Olsen twins. Even Lamar Thomas looks yolked compared to Jacory.

Oh yeah I forgot, Marve would probably start ahead of Tebow........BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Maybe your scrub middle LB would start over Brandon Spikes...BAWAHAHAHHAHAAHHA
I dont think Xavier Shannon could start for the practice team at Florida. Randy Shannon wouldnt be able to coach for Sante Fe Community College's football team forget Urban Meyer.

Guys the Gator fans are partially right. Miami is not going to win. We dont have the talent yet. We dont have the coaching with the exception of Young. We need to focus on the ACC and not worry about the National level yet.

UF 25
UM : COUNTLESS AMOUNT OF IMPACT PLAYERS IN THE NFL

UF: EMMIT SIMTH

UM 5 RINGS
UF 2 RINGS

EVEN IF U GUYS BEAT US UR STILL LOSERS...... UM 28
UF 26
SEE U IN 2013 THINKS TO THE GAYTURS NOT WANTING TO PLAY US AND ALL

UM 28

Miami-The LAPD
Florida-Rodney King

cokecanes heard about ur crush on tebow on ur gator blog on here ur one sick puppie

the way cokecain talks about tebow i think he might be one of those little boys that tebow been fondling during peepee surgey

UF 63
UM 3

I hope solarcane will lick my taint.

We'll shock them and beat them pretty bad in their own place. This is setting up like the Alabama vs Clemson game where the media praised the tigers just a little too much now they(clemson) had to crawl under a rock due to embarassment.

Miami 35
Florida 10

The Hardest thing to do in sports??? Win When You Are supposed To!!! GO CANES DONT GIVE UP

"YOU CAN DO IT! BELIEVE!"

Canestool's dying words. Complete imbecile.

B L O W O U T

UM 6

UF 52

B L O W O U T

NO..U can't do it. You're outmanned by about three miles. You're coach is a certified DOLT. You are trotting out a High School quarterback. Your D-line is ONE deep, that'll match up well. You're traveling to an extremely hostile environment to be exposed before a national tv audience at night. There is a 1 to 1 million shot that Marve can outshine Tim tonight. It's just not happening. Your best hope is to beat the point spread. AINT HAPPENING ! With anxious recruits all over the sideline, Urban crushes you and puts an exclamation point on the fact that DuhU was 5-7 and two and SIX in the abominable ACC last year.

The erosion continues at DuhU. Putting together a top recruiting class does not a winner make. You morons can't seem to digest that those recruits wont pay any dividends when the Gators crush you at 8:00p.m. All the athletes in the world won't win if you don't DEVELOP depth and leadership. Dumb cane fan thinks those things are already in place. To date your coach has shown almost bizarre behavior. This guy is a dumpster fire waiting to ignite. You'll figure that out in short time. You're too drunk on his "TOP FIVE RECRUITING CLASS" right now to understand this cane fan.

The Coker and Shannon debacles point directly at your eroded PROGRAM. When you can't hire a top tier coach, hire whoever you have from within and say, " the players just love this guy." DuhU has eroded so badly that they can't even draw the attention of a top coach.

You're embarrassing and laughable stadium crisis points DIRECTLY at your eroded PROGRAM. No need to even mention the laughable fan base.

You're woeful record in the poor ACC isn't the results of a "down time." NO, it's the data from a badly ERODED football PROGRAM.

YOU ARE WHAT YOUR RECORD SAYS YOU ARE. (cane fan prescription: read previous sentence 10x, take reality pill, call in morning)

Remember cane fan, were not talking about the 08 team or how good it is, we're talking about the EROSION of the football PROGRAM. The wipeout you are handed tonight won't be the problem. It'll just be a sympton of the real problem. And you have a major problem in your EROSION.

All signs point to the EROSION. Newsflash to head-in-the-sand cane fan: All the past success is ancient history. None of it will help you in the lowly ACC in 08. NONE OF IT. It makes great vitriol but that is all.

No PROGRAM that has any upward momentum fires LARRY COKER only to hire RANDY SHANNON !!!

Miami will shortly put this BLOWOUT behind them and move on to the meat of the fierce ACC schedule. It's during this time that the reality of what you really have in Coral Gables will settle in. Analyze it anyway you want, you still have to figure out where your 6 losses will come from. Throw in a couple of blowout losses because THATS WHO YOU ARE. We know where one of the blowouts will come from.

Drive safe can fan. They make a SUUUUPER latte at the Okahumpka service plaza Starbucks.


B L O W O U T

Um 6

UF 52

B L O W O U T

I go 38-17 towards UF. I don't understand all of this talk about UM's speed? Glenn Cook? Most of the d-line is inexperienced and was not good enough to be on last year's d-line which was rather average. Looks like the same ol' LBs are playing and they are slow. Can Cook finally make an open-field tackle? DBs look to be okay but haven't seen it on the field (in terms of playmaking). Kenny did a great job stopping the run last year so will be intersted to see who steps in there.

Will be very interested to see the o-line. They are the key. They looked OK against CSU, but not dominating. If they win the trench war it gives UM a chance. Will also be interested to see Cooper. Still does a lot of dancing instead of hitting it straight on.

Too many question marks. Everything would need to go right to win, but I don't see it happening.

Awww, did I hit a nerve Crackhead Coke Cane?

You still there, or did the library kick you out?

Typical jackass Gator. No substance, all bs.

To say the top recruits in the country wouldnt make it on the field is ridiculous.

I dont care if they went to USC or Ga, they would see playing time. We all know UF is second tier anyway.

UM 31-UF 27...MVP: Robert Marve

The defensive line controls the line of scrimmage and Sean Spence becomes a candidate for defensive player of the year...DVD takes a pick to the house.

The offensive line dominates and cooper and baby-j rack up 100+ yards each.

Next College Gameday has a feature...IS THE U BACK?!!!

Coeds fling panties at Marve, Coop, Baby-J, and Sean Spence for the rest of the season.

Fireurbanmyer.com is born.

Louis Murphy and fake 'Canesrule' perform ritualized suicide in a Gainsville trailer park.

"I go 38-17 towards UF."

Posted by: ponce


C'mon man. What on earth makes you think that high school team down south is gonna hold UF to 38 points??? Seriously man. You must be listening to the U smack. Their talking it up and they haven't even been tested in any way yet. If they had a clue, they'd shut their ACC 2-6 TRAP.
Any team with that record in THAT conference should just politely shut the F up.

UM is a weak opponent plain and simple. I don't care how many fast kids from NW they have. I hope they play those kids a bunch.

Simply put, they lack experience, they lack proven performers, they lack DEPTH. UF will crush these stuck in the past idiots. They truly think all that history (more players in the NFL..blah blah blah...WHO CARES) Is going to affect the outcome of tonights bloodbath. FOOLS.

Ponce U sound like a Cane/Gator who is on the fence and not sure of your own team. I will never, I REAPEAT NEVER say my team will loose regardless of the odds. WIN WIN WIN is all I am saying. THE LAW OF ATTRACTION STATES WHAT EVER COMES IN YOUR MIND AND OUT YOUR MOUTH IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN AS LONG U KEEP A POSITVE ATTITUDE SO IT CAN MANIFEST!

PEACE, BECAUSE I AM SMILLING ALL THE WAY FROM CANESVILLE,FL!!

ONE MORE THING....

FOR ALL u FLORIDA FANS PLEASE SHOW UP ON HERE AFTER THE GAME DON'T BE HIDING BECAUSE YOUR TEAM LOST. MAN UP AND EAT CROW!!!

The National Hurricane Center has officially placed Gainesville under a Hurricane warning. A mandatory evacuation has been put in place for all students, staff, and visitors. Gatornation is expected to receive a massive asswhooping at the hands of a category 5 defense. Booming thunder is expected ring all around Gainesville when Baby J has the ball and the gayturds who decide to stay in Gainesville are advised to take cover when lightning in the form of an orange number #2 STRIKES! I hope Tebow brought his umbrella!! There is only one "U" and gainesville should now that "you can't g-check no real g!"

FYI to all U recruits! You get to the pros and get paid when you join the U.

ESPN Headline: Texans, OT Winston agree on 5-year, $30M extension

Another Miami player getting paid!


Florida-Your Momma
Miami- Me!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsEZ3PDSwo

Biggest upset since UCLA '98!

10 years later Upset of the year!
UM-31 UF-27

Hey Canesrule you POSEUR!!! Are U hiding from Ike or the Cat 5 that is headed to Canesville at 8 pm tonight to upset the OVERRATED Gators! This just in from The Weather Channel. Before all of you Turd fans run your mouth on how the Turds are the greatest team ever(4 Losses last year, way to defend that NC, good job!!!) I will provide you with FACTS and educate all of you underedumacated UF fans on why you will get beat tonight (Try to read the following and understand I know that it is hard for U all!)

Ok here are the STONE COLD FACTS PEOPLE!!!!From 1981 through 1991, UM defeated the #1 team in the nation 8 straight times, including a kickoff classic win in 1984 over Bo jackson and the Auburn Tigers. How many years will it take UF to beat the #1 team 8 times? We should all hope to live that long. No team has stopped more 20 or more game winning streaks than the "U"(4), not including the obliteration of FSU's (non-losing) streak of home wins at 54 games.

Since that 1985 loss to Florida, the Hurricanes have outscored the Gators by the same margin—exactly 99 points—in their last six meetings. They’ve won in blowouts (31-4 in 1987, 41-16 at The Swamp in 2002), won in bowl games (27-10 in the Peach Bowl in 2004) and won in stirring comebacks (38-33 in Miami in 2003, a game Florida led by 23 points in the second half).

In 2002 Miami rolled into The Swamp ranked No. 1 and looked every bit the part, manhandling Florida on both sides of the line of scrimmage and handing the Gators their worst home defeat since 1979. The 41 points were the most Florida had given up at home since 1970, a 63-14 loss to Auburn that came a full two decades before Steve Spurrier took over the program and led it to greener pastures.

UM in the 2000s = 76-13
UF in the 2000s = 74-28
UM's record versus UF in 2000s... 4-0.
Same number of national championships. UF owns the decade? It ain't over yet. Not even after this year...Oh wait I'm not done yet Turds!!Please try to concentrate!

More Facts: UM MOST PLAYERS IN THE NFL(AND COUNTING)
UM LONGEST HOME WINNING STREAK IN THE HISTORY OF NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL (58)
UM LONGEST STREAK OF DRAFT PICKS IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NFL DRAFT (AND STILL COUNTING)
UM MOST NCAA FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS LAST 25 YEARS
UM MOST TOP RANKED 1,2 OR 3 NCAA FOOTBALL FINISHES LAST 30 YEARS
UM MORE FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THAN UF, FSU, FIU, UCF, USF, FAU COMBINED!!!!
UM MORE BASEBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THAN UF, FSU, FIU, USF, UCF, FAU COMBINED!!!!

I have also attached the Top 10 2008 Football Academic Progress Report Scores please note Miami's place in both!
(includes BCS, C-USA and independent schools)
1. Stanford, 986
2. Navy, 979
3t. Duke, 977
Rutgers, 977
5. Air Force, 976
6. Rice, 975
7. Boston College, 972
8t. Miami, 969
Northwestern, 969
Notre Dame, 969
2008 APR Rankings Among All D-I Football Programs in Florida:
1. Miami, 969
2. Florida, 962
3. Florida State, 954
4. UCF, 937
5. USF, 917
6. FAU, 915
7. FIU, 887

I know there are a lot of struggling Croc fans riding the short bus to the game tonight....so YOUV'E BEEN OFFICIALLY SCHOOLED!!!

UM 31
UF 27

Don't say I told you so...but...

Miami will win 37-21. this is a predition from a cane fan at ft hood, texas

UM 31 UF 29.... Coop MVP.. D-FENCE WINS GAME.

your about to get tooled by the best qb in the nation

Marve got nothin FOOLS

UM SUCKS

BLOWOUT

UM 6

UF 52

BLOWOUT

Poor coaching again yhis season?
Who made the stupid middle screen call on 3rd and 15?
Run the ball, run clock and punt with 7-3 game!
Fire Hicks, yesterday! He sucks!

Still a pathetic offensive team?
Hicks? Who? What?

When is Miami going to get an offense?????

Coach Shannon I would not feel to bad. The defense played well and if the Gators some of those calls by the officials the game would have been closer. The defense was great the offense needs improvement. I have one more thing those Freshman Class my bring Miami back to the great days.

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