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Quick update after practice

No news to report after Wednesday's practice -- except good news. Coach Randy Shannon said his team is basically 100 percent healthy heading into this week's showdown in the Swamp.

He said he's not sure if Reggie Youngblood will start at right tackle this week or not. He was listed first on the depth chart released to the media on Tuesday.

A few interesting notes:

> According to freshman Brandon Harris, Florida receiver Louis Murphy wasn't the only Gator who made Miami's quote board this week. UF freshman Matt Patchan, who had choice words about UM at the end of last season Matt_patchan
while he was being recruited by the Gators and Canes, is enemy No. 2. Patchan's picture and quote from last year is in every locker. Here's a quick refresher as to what Patchan said after UM got blown out by Virginia: "Half those guys in Miami uniforms shouldn’t be there. They physically don’t cut it. A lot of those guys were wasted scholarships. That was Miami’s fault in recruiting. You can’t take a guy who doesn’t know how to play football and ask him to do things that are expected out of University of Miami players." According to Harris and other players, its a tradition for players to find pictures of opposing players with "motivational quotes" before each and every game.

> I ran into longtime former Carol City coach Walt Frazier after practice. Frazier, who Walt_frazier_carol_city
retired last season after winning three state champion, said he visits UM practice once a week to chat with Randy Shannon and his former Carol City players -- strength coach Andreu Swasey and receivers coach Aubrey Hill. Although Eric Moncur declined interview requests today, Frazier talked to me a bit about exactly what happened with Moncur's mother who died Sunday. According to Frazier, she had been battling cancer for the last six months.

"Eric would go home and spend every night with her," Frazier said. "That's the thing about the Moncurs. They were all so very, very close, especially Eric. Eric had her name tattooed across his chest. He's doing good. He's at peace. She got to see him standing on the sidelines last week and was thrilled. One of the last things she told him was to make sure he got his butt on the field this week and beat the Florida Gators. He's taking it to heart."

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Thanks, Manny. This game cannot come soon enough.

Manny that's great work there, my friend. We know Moncur is going to play ballz out.

I thought Patchan's quotes might resurface somewhere. lol

Love those Canes, man!

STAT OF THE DAY: It's been nearly two full years since Miami has appeared in the national polls, and Shannon has gone only 1-3 so far against ranked teams, getting outscored 160-61.

Make it 1-4 and 216-61 come this Sunday.

I HATE TO TELL U I TOLD U SO

Patchan's dad should have kicked his son's butt for disrespecting the U his father and uncle attended. Can't wait to see if his pops is wearing a Gator shirt.

And we beat the Gayturds the last 6 times!!!

Haven't beat the U since the 80's.

Yes, we are the U.

Remember the last bowl game in 04?

U lost!

I hope we can get Patchan laid out on his back...glad they haven't forgotten about that little gem he dropped last year.

Yes I barely remember your last bowl game...... it was a 1 point win over Nevada nearly two years ago.

Indy, Big East, ACC

Gimme Schedule, Cake Walk, Mediocre Competition

Multiple Titles, Barely Won, Losing Record

NOTICE DUHHHH TREND, IT'S NOT A COINCIDENCE

Yo Manny......great work with all the posts this week....thanks for keeping us informed and keep us excited about the game......here's hoping we play a damned good game win or lose.

STAT OF THE DAY:
The Canes have won
2 Natl Titles in the 80's
2 Natl Titles in the 90's
1 in the 2000's, could we have another by 2010, its possible, 2 in every decade since the 80's= dynasty?

I HATE TO TELL YOU, YOU ENVIOUS.

Sorry to hear about Moncur's loss. That's a shame. Will say a prayer for him.

love your enthusiasm 5 rings, but we actually won 3 rings in the 80's : 83, 87, 89, not sure if your counting the 89 in the 90's since it was played in january 90

You know what? It's official, IABSOLUTELY HATE THE gATORS WITH A PASSION. To many replica's. Major Wright thinks he's Sean Taylor, news flash Taylor was a Cane and wasn't afraid to be in Miami. There is crime in Gainsville to ya know. And for #71 dont ever refer to yourself as a cane fan you trader, I think he could live up to his dad and uncles footsteps anyway

http://www.gatorcountry.com/football_recruiting/article/a_battle_for_the_hearts_and_minds/4329

In the last 18 months, no school has been a bigger thorn in the side of Florida coaching staff (as it relates to recruiting), than the University of Miami.
-- gaturdcountry

love your enthusiasm 5 rings, but we actually won 3 rings in the 80's : 83, 87, 89, not sure if your counting the 89 in the 90's since it was played in january 90

Posted by: Canesfan2121 | September 03, 2008 at 08:31 PM

Lol, whoops yea thats what I did, sh*t always kinda confuses me cuz of when the Natl Championship is played. Thanks for the correction.

GATORS SUCK THE U BEST EVER GO CANES

"According to Harris and other players, its a tradition for players to find pictures of opposing players with "motivational quotes" before each and every game."

WHAT PLAYER DID YOU GUYS PUT UP TO MOTIVATE YOU JUST LAST YEAR DURING THE LAST GAME AT THE ORANGE BOWL AGAINST VIRGINIA? DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THAT SCORE AGAIN??? DIDNT VIRGINIA JUST GET THRASHED AT HOME TO USCw?
The Canes are the laughing stock of college football. They cant even make one of the million bowl games. They didnt even go out west and play on the blue turf. Now all of a sudden they have two pansy QBs and think they are going into the Swamp and winning???
BAWAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh wait, I have a fax coming through.

OH ITS JUST JACORY HARRIS.

BAHWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA

Manny, love your stuff but today's article on Wright while a touching story didnt need to be written, no doubt in my mind that Urban, Bobby and Butch will be using it as a recruiting weapon against Miami. Bad move man.

What's funny about Patchan's comments is that that's what we were all saying about some of our UM players after the UVA debacle.

Lance "Duck" Leggett? Turf-face? The back-up Baylor QB?

You can't hate on Matt Patchan for those comments, he was legitimately pissed off at what his father's school had become under Coker's watch. I also agree that a lot of those guys did not deserve to wear UM uniforms and had thrown in the towel at that point.

With that said, I hope we plant him into the ground this weekend along with Tea-Bag.

Manny, please keep it going, Im so freakn excited that i can't work this week and will need more "fill" this week to make it until my Friday night drive down to that sh*t hole called Canesville. To all the Gayturd homers that live on this site, whether we win or lose on Saturday - You will always be losers, how in the world could you spend so much time on a blog for the U... You talk ish about the ACC, and then spend 24/7 on the Eye on the U blog. Jealousy at the highest level. It's great to be a Miami Hurricane, always is and always will be. period.

Dear Gaturds:
You jort wearing, wife beating, natural light drinking, trailor living, big muddy truck driving, toothless, nothing better to do on a Saturday in Canesville living losers - can kiss my as*, I'll be the guy staying in one of your shi*y MOTELS holding my nose with the Heineken in my hand and Crown tucked in my pants yelling woosh woosh bia*ches

Go Canes!!!

Time to see it on the field. I've heard too much of this "we'll be better" and "the 'Canes play best when we're disrespected, when our backs are against the wall." Heard it with Louisville, LSU, OU, Virginia, etc. I certainly hope the 'Canes win, but I really don't expect it. A guy who's never thrown a pass leading the team, a kicker who rarely gets a touchback, key players on the D-Line (Bailey, Forston, and Robinson) having very little experience, a coach who picked Kirby to start and Richard Gordon to return kicks, and Khalil Jones as a starting WR--that's not the formula. I'm hoping for a good showing, but "Not Ready for Primetime." The last few years have been too much SOSAC--Same Ol' Sorry Ass Canes so NR4PT would almost be acceptable. Does anyone remember the Youtube video of the 'Canes walking out for the OU game last year? They were sauntering out like they were walking to the farmer's market on a Saturday morning. There was no enthusiasm there; they were already defeated and that goes for the UVA game in which the team quit. And on both occations those were Randy's teams. I seriously hope this marks the turn-around, but I'm betting against it.

"I'll be the guy staying in one of your shi*y MOTELS holding my nose with the Heineken in my hand and Crown tucked in my pants yelling woosh woosh bia*ches" - Canes404

ESPN's on Channel 26 in Gainesville.... enjoy the game and don't forget to bring extra quarters for the vibrating bed so you can enjoy the full effects of your Crown.

One less fan from the 200 who show up won't make a difference and we wouldn't expect anything more.

DO U A FAVOR, STAY HOME

glad you read it, I wanted you to know tfatxi was specifically calling you "canesrule" a loser, and love that you check this blog every hour you douche bag!

Canesrule,

You are such a damn loser man... go on your own fuking croc sites and talk all you want with your fellow queers, I mean peers! I don't post much, but I read them and you always seem to be talking out of your @ss...

Remember, none of the players on your roster were even born the last time your beloved, egotistical team beat the Canes!!!

For the hundred+ canes who do make the trek to game, the Swamp is located on the University of Florida's campus and is clearly marked Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. You'll be able to recognize it by all of the permanent Gator logos and Orange & Blue colors.

Jacksonville Municipal Stadium is 30+ miles from campus and is reserved for our annual game against one of our top notch SEC opponents.

NO EXCUSES FOR < 200 FANS SHOWING UP

"Remember, none of the players on your roster were even born the last time your beloved, egotistical team beat the Canes!!!" - J Hot Rod

Remember, all of the players on your roster were alive the last time your beloved, egotistical team had a losing season.

Gators..... not so much.

IT'S ALL ABOUT DUHHHHH CRY BABIES

Funny kid, that Canesrule. He's gettin some bad info from his mommy.

This is the best chance for The Gator to come up with a win against us in a while. Geez, even Berlin skunked them.

The Gator has a nice team. Top 10-15 material. Haven't really shown much since '06. They're proud of going 1-4 against ranked teams in the last year. Should be a good game

I'm ready.

OOOOHHHHHHHHHHH, C....A.....N....E.....S- CANES!

Remember all the players from last years team crying over losing not only 4 games but to Michigan?

Tebow, not so good......

IT ISN'T ABOUT THE GAYTURDS!

Murphy who?

Patchan who?

canerules who? At least your name is correct, canes do rule!

IT ISN'T ABOUT THE HICKVILLE GAYTURDS!

anyone see Jim Rome rip louis murphy on his show today?

Lets crush them on saturday

U can clearly see Ben Hill Stadium ... it's the one that has a banner outside that says "2 Titles in 102 years - Overrated at it's finest".

Hey Gators, I think Tommie Frazier and Lawrence Phillips just scored on you AGAIN.

Q: Manny, love your stuff but today's article on Wright while a touching story didnt need to be written, no doubt in my mind that Urban, Bobby and Butch will be using it as a recruiting weapon against Miami. Bad move man.
Posted by: NY Miamialum | September 03, 2008 at 09:22 PM

A: Just wanted to let everyone know for the record although my name was listed first on the byline for the Major Wright story. I didn't write it. I provided Joseph Goodman with quotes from Leonard Hankerson and he was nice enough to give me top billing, a courtesy in the business. While I understand some frustration on the part of Miami fans, you all should know that Wright's mother isn't the only parent who felt that way. UM coach Randy Shannon himself talked at length before how he and his staff often had to explain to recruits the Pata shooting didn't happen on campus. He talked about how he lost some recruits because of it. Unfortunately, public perception is what it is. I know the media plays a role in that, but the story was aimed at showing how Major Wright could have been on the other sideline this weekend instead of suiting up for the Gators. Now, whether that should have been the central focus is debatable. I understand that as a Cane fan you are frustrated stuff like that gets brought up. Anyway, just wanted to set the record straight.

Keep up the good work Manny.

The prediction in the North is gaytors- 17 the U- 70 oh yes my Friends!!!!!

Marcus Forston's comments last year about Gator negative recruiting about Miami said it best.
"If I grew up in Liberty City why the heck would I be scared of Coral Gables"

Patchan was right though.

Im a true Cane fan but last season and that Virginia game was unacceptable. Its good to use it as motivation, but he wasnt lying.

Patchan was right though.

Im a true Cane fan but last season and that Virginia game was unacceptable. Its good to use it as motivation, but he wasnt lying.

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