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UM partially lifts SEC ban for Marve

The University of Miami has lifted part of the restrictions UM coach Randy Shannon placed earlier this week on former quarterback Robert Marve's impending transfer. Instead of being barred from going to all SEC schools, Florida, Tennessee and LSU are the only specific SEC schools Marve will not be able to attend.

A statement released moments ago explained why -- because UM believes Marve's family members or others on behalf of Marve contacted those schools during the season.

"Due to the attention this issue has received, the University feels it is appropriate to state the reason for Robert_marvekeeping the restriction on those schools. The University of Miami has reason to believe that the Marve family or others on behalf of the Marve family contacted those institutions during the 2008 season regarding Robert's potential transfer prior to him having been given his release by UM," the statement said. "We are not suggesting any wrong doing on the part of any of the universities mentioned. Robert's desire to request a transfer was reviewed in the same manner that we do for every student-athlete in every sport. It is important to note that any stipulations imposed on any possible transfer are always the result of circumstances and are not done in haste or spite. As per NCAA regulations, a student-athlete can appeal any restrictions or stipulations given by a school regarding his or her transfer."

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Manny you're the best. Is Miami Herald gonna hook you up with a blackberry and netbook so you can keep on point like this in the future?

Good move by Shannon.

Yeah Randy better rethink everything. The whole National Media is all over you, you classless SOB.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-marve010308&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Uno!!

To all you Shannon bashers, just shut up! Marve was the problem.

TX Cane AKA Dumb A**!

I'll criticize RS for not playing it smart by PR standards. Anyone with half a brain could see the reason behind the SEC stipulations was the tampering...beats me why UM didn't just say it in the first place. Maybe there are some behind the scenes/legal things? I dunno.

What I do know is that overall this doesn't reflect poorly on RS or UM. Before it was made public that tampering was the reason for the SEC inclusion, yeah we looked bad. But now I think RS and UM are vindicated. When all the dirty laundry is aired, who is the classless party?

This should put the Marve Soap Opera to rest. Thank God.

Always here, Manny. Thanks.

The next month should be real exciting.

Shannon must show proof of contacts with those schools or he'll lose the appeal.

Marve is lacking a chromosome.

Puttin in more OT, Manny. Great work. Too bad you had to cover that game last night. What a joke. Any chance or further coaching turnover after the signing deadline?

good move coach Shannon and thanks for clearing the air for everyone not in the Cane Nation. The media was trying to tear you apart with this one.

Randy doesn't care about all this nonsense, he is out there working on bringing in another top 5 class. You'll see...

Official Statement

The University of Miami has issued the following release regarding QB Robert Marve:

IN RESPONSE TO RECENT INQUIRIES ABOUT THE ROBERT MARVE TRANSFER, THE UNIVERSITY
OF MIAMI ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HAS THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:‪ ‪

"The University of Miami Athletic Department this afternoon lifted its
restriction on Robert Marve transferring to a Southeastern Conference school
with the exception of the University of Florida, the University of Tennessee and
Louisiana State University. Due to the attention this issue has received, the
University feels it is appropriate to state the reason for keeping the
restriction on those schools. The University of Miami has reason to believe that
the Marve family or others on behalf of the Marve family contacted those
institutions during the 2008 season regarding Robert's potential transfer prior
to him having been given his release by UM. We are not suggesting any wrong
doing on the part of any of the universities mentioned. Robert's desire to
request a transfer was reviewed in the same manner that we do for every
student-athlete in every sport. It is important to note that any stipulations
imposed on any possible transfer are always the result of circumstances and are
not done in haste or spite. As per NCAA regulations, a student-athlete can
appeal any restrictions or stipulations given by a school regarding his or her
transfer."

TX Cane AKA sh*t head. You are full of it classless SOB. Shut the f*ck up and move on. Marve is gone, and Shannon handled the matter properly, the Marves and company were throwing dirt all over the place Shannon never responded. Once again shut the hell up

Man I'm glad this story is coming to an end, it's a new year, and Happy New Years to the Cane Nation. Heard the interview from EM, man he back tracking real quick. I wonder if he called Randy personally. If he wants to make mends, man up and call the University and make a formal apology. Let's look at what coming in and looking forward to 09. He'll have regrets about leaving, but it was his choice.

Mnny come to the Chicago Suntimes. Please!!!! I'm glad to see that a least the school let everyone know that it was all about tampering with the restrictions otherwise I'd have had to kill my buddy the Sminole lover here in Chicago. I think that we'll be in the BCS Chapm game in 3 years and after breaking the string of first round picks this year we'll be starting a new streak in the 2010 draft. Spence is a beast and I'll keep following the blog leading up to National Signing day. Great job Manny and take the space thankfully vacated by Gay Mariotti please!!!!!

Glad to see Randy communicating. Now if what Eugene says is true, Marve has plenty of options to play close to home: 'Bama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Miss St., Auburn...but, of course they had their little deal set up so the Marve camp will probably still cry b/c the arrangement they had is out of play. Anyone know how often the NCAA overturns these kinds of stipulations?

The culprit was RM's HS Coach. He actually admitted as much.

He said something to the effect that "I've heard (from) LSU, Tenn, and FLA are interested in RM if he were to leave UM."

The FHSAA and the NCAA already stated the were looking into the matter. This all happened a day or two before RM announced his transfer. While UM was in Cal. Like they wouldn't find out. Hey Coach Weener ... we know! Get out of HS football. In fact get out of sports all together.

Go Canes!

To all the Shannon Haters,

Do you still want Leach??????
Do you still want Saban??????

Didn't think so!

Join the Championship ride, join the U!

TX Cane, shut up man, you're one of the most clueless poster's i've ever seen on here.

and why is the ban intact for the other state schools..like UCF and USF??

Because we play both UCF and USF.

UTAH National Champs Thursday is for second place

Marve will screw up at the next school he goes to.

Just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that TX Cane is not me.

Manny,

I want to say THANK YOU for all that you do for us Canes Fans. I want to wish you a great new year along with the rest of the TRUE Canes fans on here and throughout. I definitely hope that 09 will be better than 08 for all of us in our families.

Ladies & Gentlemen,

The more you respond to TX Cane, the more important he feels, the more non-sense he'll continue to write. The best way to fight that is by TOTALLY ignoring him (or anyone that's being negative on this board regarding the Canes) which will make him irrelevant.

I am glad that RS & the U lifted some of the restrictions. Hopefully the Marve family can move on with life so this saga can die down.

I couldn't believe my eyes earlier when I read about Eugene Marve's story and apology. I understand about the family's reasoning for wanting to have Robert close to home, but it's beyond me why things developped in the manner that it did.

Hopefully, it's all over now. RS, please continue doing what you do. People will like and dislike you just because.... Please keep in mind that you have bigger fish to fry and as long as you're doing what you feel is right for the program then you'll be fine.

P.S. Manny, I love the way you keep feeding us. Please don't stop. You don't have to give us a full plate. A lot of small snacks is better than a full plate. It'll definitely prevent us from being bored out of our minds during the off season.

Marve Lovers,
and you know who you are. you gays stuck up for a punk sellout like he was your own kid. blaming randy for running him off, ruining his rythym, and being to hard on him for getting arrested and constantly being late to class. Now look , we come to find out that he was shopping other schools while suckin it up out there on the field. the numbers dont lie.
1297 yards 9tds 13ints 2 suspensions all while shopping for schollys from enemies of our program. you gays called me stupid for saying marve was suckhole qb and harris was better. THE LAUGH IS ON YOU GAYS....HAHAHAH HERE IS SOME THINGS YOU GAYS SAID.

I ASK EVERY CANE FAN A QUESTION... WHAT WILL BE BEST FOR THE U PROGRAM? 1 of the 2 QB'S TRANSFERRING?

OR JACORY REDSHIRTING NEXT YEAR, GETTING BIGGER AND STRONGER... WHILE MARVE THRIVES...?

in my opinion THE U NEEDS BOTH...

Posted by: HM | December 13, 2008 at 11:29 AM

canethang needs to get off jacorys d*ck though... Are offense is horrible, we would have never put 50 up on ucf with or without harris. 2 qb system does not work!!!!!!!! Jacory looked worse than marve did against nc state. his int was the reason y we lost that game.

Posted by: bri cane | December 12, 2008 at 03:59 PM
cane you are a mental midget. who cares if marve will get better one day, so will harris . the argument is that right now harris is better and marve should of had to earn the job after being suspended just like every other player on our team..SOMETHING GIVEN TO YOU , HAS NO VALUE.

Posted by: canethang | December 12, 2008 at 02:41 PM


Ughhh...your reading comprehension is really bad. Maybe it's not just that. Maybe you are just this stupid. That IS NOT the argument. I said Harris should start. The argument is wether or not you can close the book on Robert Marve after 11 games, and label him a scrub. No you cannot and whoever does that is an idiot, ie: you.

After 11 games, Harris is obviously better. They should compete next year for the job, with Harris going in as the incumbent starter. If Marve beats him Marve beats him. If not, not. The point is they are both freshmen and you don't know how they will develop.

Posted by: Canes | December 12, 2008 at 02:57 PM

Listen, you idiot. This TEAM sucks. Marve is not the reason that we struggle vs. UCF or Duke. This is not the OLD MIAMI. THIS TEAM SUCKS. The Defense SUCKS. The Offense SUCKS. Many of the coaches SUCK.

And then you say if Harris was in the UCF game, we'd hang 50 on them? Are you really this dumb? If we played 8 quarters, we wouldn't score 50 on UCF. Changing the QB is not going to turn this offense into a powerhouse. It is what it is.

LOL...Yeah, Marve should be at UCF or FIU. Unbelievable. God, you are too stupid for me to reply to anymore.

Posted by: Canes | December 12, 2008 at 01:27 PM

HEY CANES WITH FANS LIKE YOU I SEE WHY OUR TICKET SELLS SUCK.

Wow, the canes seem to really stick together through thick and thin, 1 happy family.........

marve is a complete idiot and his father seems like hes even worse. the U is much better off without them. he has no future.

i've read this article from rivals.com, column by Dan Wetzel, though i don't completely support every decision Shannon had made on previous and current situations, dan wetzel may have a point on what he says, but what i don't understand is why he would write something like this not just against Shannon but for the whole program, he isn't just blasting shannon here, not only will the coach and the athletics program will take the hit, but all the current players we have will get affected by this, not to mention future recruits, this writer dan wetzel seems to be protesting against a dictator-like coach like Shannon, but for whatever reason he seems as if he is praising current HS tampa plant coach for not sending his kids out to miami just because shannon is coming out a jerk to him about the whole thing, if Shannon is treating his kids like fresh meats which by the way are college students and a step away from being adult men, then how does that hs tampa plant coach treat his???? being a college kid is different from being a high school kid, college kids obviously go to school for what they'll become as men and selecting their careers, while highschool kids are still undecided and unaware on what's ahead of them, honestly this writer from rivals, Dan Wetzel may have had some good points but he is coming out somewhat bias on this whole situation as if he have something against the university of miami and their athletics program . . . to better understand what i am saying here, here's a link on his article, or u can just go to rivals.com

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-marve010308&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

that hs coach is just as out of line as randy shannon is as far as being controlling goes, and that plant coach is handling much younger kids, to tell them which school to go, that's just plain wrong, advicing a kid is where to go is a different story, but completely controlling their destination of choice is totally out of line!!!!!!

wake up people, randy shannon is a huge problem and should be barred from setting foot on campus. we need to stop talking about the past and setting our sights on the future of the program by removing former players from coaching positions and bringing in fresh blood.

It looks like Robert Marve is too eager to blame off-field problems and on-field deficiencies on everyone except himself. It doesn't seem as if he's man enough to accept responsibility for his actions.

good move by miami.

Andre Debose - LSU
Dyron Dye - FSU
Ray Ray Armstrong - UM

Mark my words... inside info...

Surely if Marve had played any position less closely related to the Hurricane football playbook, it wouldn't matter what future victim of a school he choose to attend. If he were smart, his main focus would reflect his becoming a scholar before becoming a starter. In this case, I believe the sqeaky [Will] of the Marves has gotten the lubrication in the end.

Marve and his family are jerks. The old man is just playing the sympathy factor, just like Edward's wife, to take the blame off his worthless son.
Shannon is still the classy one.
Go Canes, and Go Away Cane bashers.

Marve and his family are jerks. The old man is just playing the sympathy factor, just like Edward's wife, to take the blame off his worthless son.
Shannon is still the classy one.
Go Canes, and Go Away Cane bashers.

Marve and his family are jerks. The old man is just playing the sympathy factor, just like Edward's wife, to take the blame off his worthless son.
Shannon is still the classy one.
Go Canes, and Go Away Cane bashers.

This entire mess will hurt Coach Shannon's recruiting efforts. It should have been handled much different. There is fault on both sides, but either side could have defused the situation at any point in time.......and then we wouldn't end up with this mess! I see hard-headedness on all sides of this issue. Hard-headedness should be replaced by wise-ness and compromise and compassion. Those qualities are absent. That is the problem moving forward and it worries me. Marve should not have been fighting Shannon on these issues; he should have been consulting the "wise-man". How do you think the great coaches would have handled this situation? Not anything like what we're seeing. This looked like elementary school stuff to me. No offense to all the fine teachers out there, but this was handled
very unprofessionally.

canes, shannon, all loosers...now ur program and shannon will be exposed to the national media and i hope u loose all ur recruits....

MOHUSKERS: Hell, you're still p*ssed off over the 1980's, when UM bashed your sorry Huskers TWICE to win National Championships, then did it again in the Rose Bowl in 2001...what a joke the Big 12 is: (See Texas Tech losing a home game at the Cotton Bowl yesterday to Ole Miss).
So, MOHUSKER...get a life.
Nebraska su*ks the big one, and so does your wife!
GO CANES!!

what's ya'll's deal? given the situation and the marve family's actions (including coach weezel), any coach with cohones who is trying to protect their program would do what shannon did.

marve wanted to be coddled. jimmy, dennis, butch didn't coddle (interestingly coker did) -- and many players transfered during their eras as well. its a product of the game and big time college football. all shannon is saying that is should be done in decency and in order.

i would have done the same thing.

i'm with the new recruit mcghee who said it ain't about the coach, it ain't about the players, its only about the u.

i'm with the u! where u at?

I am reminded of a similar episode at USC about twenty years ago about a player called Todd Marinovich, groomed to be a top pro, whose father interfered so much that he did not reach his goal and today is a disappointment in Life....Hopefully this player realizes that Life is not fair and that he should listen to his coaches and not his father when football is involved...

its spelled lose or loser you dumbies. not loose and looser.. is belt to big.

So sick of hearing about Marve, its done, its over with, let it go.

Was it handled properly?

No.

But then again UM hardly EVER handles anything like this properly so why would the Marve fiasco be any different.

My main concern though is with this coaching staff, it needs to improve and this report that there will be no more changes is VERY alarming to me. This staff HORRIBLE....just AWFUL. I said before that it was the worst coaching staff in the ACC now Im pretty sure it might be the worst in all of Div. 1 football. To not make any changeshere besides the OC is just asinine, IMO.

If you tell me there will be more changes to the staff but not until after signing day I will feel MUCH better about the situation because they cant go into next season with the 90% of the same staff.

Also, Manny, is Swasey gone or what? Can you confirm or deny that he is leaving for the NFL job (Tampa Bay Bucs) or just leaving period.

We need HUGE upgrades in the Strength & Conditioning program and staff. A MAJOR overhaul needs to happen here and it needs to happen NOW.

If UM keeps this same coaching staff and the same WACK S&C program we will see the same on-field results that we have been seeing. Bad coaching, under-developed players = BAD football.

Until changes take place, we will see more 7-5, 8-4 type seasons.

As for the LACK of ticket and merchandise sales....MAYBE....just maybe if UM put a GOOD product on the field people will actually go the games and buy merchandise.

I don't think you can blame the lack of strenght on Swasey. Just remember that five to six years ago we looked at Swasey as the best strenght and conditioning coach. I understand we have looked very weak lately on the field, but are you sure that is the coach? Did he forget what strenghtens muscles? I just think it might be more about the players work ethic and not Swasey. Remember, there are a good amount of NFL players that choose to come back to Miami and train with Swasey rather than train at their own practice facility.

Glad this Marve business is going to be over soon. Good move on loosening the restrictions.

Since when is our strength and conditioning program a problem? There's been a drop-off in talent, I'm not sure you can blame Swazey for that.

as for the Wetzel column, he wrote it with less research than the typical poster to this blog. Even the insert placed after the article was originally posted implies that the U says tampering was involved. If he had simply read the letter, he would see that it specifically states that the U is NOT suggesting any wrongdoing by those schools.

Just a clear unfair and biased shot at the U. Nothing new there.

LET'S FACE IT. COACH SHANNON OUT SMARTED ROBERT MARVE AND THOSE WHO WERE CONNECTED TO HIM. COACH SHANNON KEPT HIS WORD IN REGARDS TO ROBERT REMAINING THE STARTER, EVEN THOUGH ROBERT IN MY OPIN ION WAS OUT PLAYED BY JACORY HARRIS. COACH SHANNON WASN'T THE ONE WHO GOT IN TROUBLE. ROBERT MARVE'S ACTIONS GOT HIM IN TROUBLE. I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT WITH THE CLASS THAT HE HAS SHOWN, IF THERE WAS NO CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING FLORIDA. COACH SHANNON WOULD HAVE WELCOMED ROBERT MARVE'S TRANSFER. COACH SHANNON IS MERLY SETTING AN EXAMPLE TO THOSE PLAYERS AND THOSE SCHOOLS WHO TRY AND LURE AWAY HIS PLAYERS THAT HE WILL UTILIZE HIS POWER TO MAKE THIER WRONGS BECOME RIGHT. MY PROBLEM IS THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN LOST IN WHAT IS HAPPENING. THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT IT APPEARS AS THOUGH ROBERT MARVE FEELS HE CAN DO WHAT HE PLEASES AND GET AWAY WITH IT. I COMMEND COACH SHANNON FOR THAT AND A COACH LIKE THAT CAN BRING HIMSELF, HIS WIFE AND HIS FAMILY TO OUR HOUSE FOR DINNER ANYTIME. IN A DAY WHEN MANY COACHES ARE TURNING THEIR HEAD TO THE ANTICS OF THEIR STAR PLAYERS. COACH SHANNON IS STANDING OUT AS ONE WHO WILL NOT. PROVERBS 11:8 PSALMS 119:98

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