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Intruders breaching UM's local recruiting wall

Cover your eyes Canes fans, or just turn away. What you are about to read might burn your eyes and cause your blood pressure to rise. Consider this your final warning.

Outsiders are beginning to make serious recruiting inroads into South Florida. Did you hear me? There's been a breach in the Great Wall of Canes. The green and orange protective layer that used to shield the hearts of players born in the area codes of the 954 and 305 is beginning to disappear like the ozone. And if the University of Miami isn't careful, the hole could get bigger. The intrduers could end up becoming permanent residents.

No, I'm not hitting the Hurtt Alert button because the Gators picked up their first commitment from a Miami-Dade player since 2005 in Ransom Everglades linebacker Gideon Ajagbe earlier this week. I'm sounding the Shannon Siren because I'm starting to hear a change in the voices of the kids from just around the corner. I'm starting to get the feeling the Miami magnet -- the one that always seemed to yank kids in South Florida naturally toward Canes nation -- is losing its pull.

Thursday, The Miami Herald hosted a media day for local 2010 recruits. We filmed interviews, took pictures and I got a chance to sit down and talk with many players (and their coaches) who are part of what is expected to be a loaded local signing class this coming February. One by one, I heard the same answers from the recruits I've heard for years. Hialeah defensive end Corey Lemonier, running back Jakhari Gore, Booker T. Washington offensive lineman Jose Jose and Miramar receiver Ivan McCartney all told me they grew up huge fans of the Canes. But what was different listening to these recruits was that there was no longer that overriding sense that their childhood love for UM is going make the Canes the team to beat in the end. What I sensed was a greater awareness from our local players, that there are more choices out there and just because you are from Miami doesn't mean you have to play for the Canes. It sounded to me like many of them have been listening to the other guys.

And the fact local players are beginning to realize that, should scare the heck out of the University of Miami. It may only be the second week of April -- 10 months before anything becomes official on the next National Signing Day. But there are serious signs the old Miami mystique is evaporating. The truth is outsiders have been working hard to make advances for years, and they aren't just knocking on the door anymore. They're busting through it and really are getting into the mind of local players once considered untouchable.

How else can you explain how a player like Booker T. Washington running back Eduardo Clements (the top RB on UM's board) has Georgia as his leader despite the fact his former high school coach works at UM and three of his former teammates are in Coral Gables? How else can you explain why receiver Quinton Dunbar, who committed to UM last month, decided recently he made a mistake and was reopening his recruiting? What started out with the University of South Florida stealing Monsignor Pace's Kayvon Webster on National Signing Day last February is beginning to smell a lot to me like just the start of a fire.

Don't take my word for it. Listen to the kids themselves. The first school out of Lemonier's mouth Thursday was Florida. He said the Gators speak to him more than any other team. Same for about 20 other kids. With two national titles in the last three years, the Gators have the attention of both Dade and Broward -- something they couldn't achieve before. Even FIU is gaining steam. Miami Springs receiver Willis Wright and 2011 recruit Rakeem Cato both told me, "Mario Cristobal is the truth. He recruits you the way you are supposed to be recruited. We can believe him when he says we can go to FIU and be stars there."

Believe me, I'm not relaying this message so guys like Canesrule and FIUFanatic come over to the blog,(which they will) beating their chest and telling the Greens and SarasotaCanes of the world I told you so (which they will). I'm just saying as a guy who has stood on the recruiting fence for 13 years in South Florida, the enemy is moving in and the battles aren't going to be so easy to win anymore. Consider it a warning.

> For those of you interested in watching some of the interviews we conducted, look for the Recruiting Report in our video section to pop up over the next couple of weeks.

BLOG NOTICE: I know many of you have been wondering why I haven't been posting many blogs lately and why I didn't participate in this Tuesday's Q&A. Here's the answer: The Herald moved me late last week onto the Marlins/Baseball beat. It's the result of the loss of four other sports writers following budget cuts last month. 

For now, during the offseason, I'll focus more on the Marlins and local recruiting. I'm going to try and stay on the Canes beat as much as I can between those assignments. But I've got to tell you expect a slow down in production until news happens or football resumes in August. As it stands, other than Canes baseball, it's going to be pretty quiet around UM for the next few month outside of recruits making early commitments. One thing I'd like to do, though, is welcome topical questions through my email as news happens. I'm still going to be talking to sources at UM every now and again to provide you with fresh stuff. But during the down period, I'll welcome topics you guys would like for me to address. It will at the very least keep the blog going.


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LOL....yall are funny....I believe this may be the longest blog in history......good Job Manny!

let the haters hate, its a compliment boys


Persistance has always paid off for Davie (FL) Western High School OL Johnathan Feliciano.

And not just on the field.

Feliciano hadn't gotten any Hurricane interest at all before UM's Spring Game. So Feliciano showed up with his highlight DVD to the game. Afterward he waited by the team bus, found coach Tommie Robinson and handed him the DVD.

Cane coaches evaluated the highlight tape and decided to offer Feliciano a scholarship. Feliciano found out he had the offer after calling coaches Tuesday afternoon, and he took it on the spot.

"If not for him getting that DVD tape to coaches he's not a Hurricane right now," Davie (FL) Western High School coach Rashad West said. "That's what got the ball rolling. He went around back and waited for coach Robinson. He wanted to be a Cane."

Feliciano listed only two other offers before today: Akron and Indiana.

The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder says he grew up dreaming of being a Cane.

"Right when they offered I said I'd commit," Feliciano said. "I'm 100 percent done for Miami. Miami was my top school all along, my dream school."

Feliciano toured UM earlier today and met with coaches in person before receiving the offer over the phone later in the day.

"Coach (Randy) Shannon, he liked me a lot, said he liked my highlight tape, how I finish," Feliciano said.

Feliciano committed to coach Jeff Stoutland.

"He was happy, and he was shocked I committed right when he offered," Feliciano said. "Right when they offered I said, `I want to commit.'

"Coach Stoutland is a great guy. I like the way he coaches. He's straightforward with everything."

A two-year starter, Feliciano played on the JV as a freshman. His team had a 5-6 record last season.

So why hasn't Feliciano gotten more interest?

"At Western, we haven't been good in the past and had that type of recruit come out of here," said West, who took over the program last year. "We've had some camps and he's had some good showings. He's very athletic, very aggressive, is very flexible for a big guy and he can move very well.

"I haven't had a kid as a coach this good. There's no doubt he can make an impact at Miami - he can play there."

Feliciano says it's like a dream how everything has played out the last couple of weeks.

"It's surreal that it's happened to me," he said.


Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor is the same-brainless-idiotic-pingoless-guevoless-gator loving, ignaaant, cavedwelling, truck driving, fact-less, cousin marrying, cow tipping, tobacco chewing, hill inhabitting, farm dwelling, river cruising, bow hunting, possum cooking, Gaturd loving, dement that blogs on here with names like kehoe, etc etc. same punk.

Since I took off my 1983 NCAA title ring to focus on building FAU football in 2001, MIAMI has never been the same. As I look back in retrospective bliss at the greatness which once was HURRICANE FOOTBALL.....it's a shame that with all the glory, fame, success, rich millionaires that have come and gone....my beloved OB is gone and so is the "University of Miami" football MYSTIQUE.

It's only a matter of time before the rest of the ACC teams dominate U and we get bid to join the conference in your place.

Howard Schnellenberger
Circa 12/07

Keep on beating that tired old drumm. Maybe RS will post these comments in the locker room for all to see.

From Inside the U:

Sean Goldstein grew up a fan of the Miami Hurricanes.

He had no choice.

Both of his parents graduated from UM, he watched games as a youngster with his family, and attended UM summer camps before he entered high school.

"My whole life I have been looking to come to the University of Miami," Goldstein said. I had been brainwashed ever since I was little."

So when Goldstein, a linebacker from Chestnut Hill (Pa.) Academy, a small Catholic school in Philadelphia, began evaluating his college choices, UM was always his number one choice despite not receiving a scholarship offer from the Hurricanes.

Instead, Goldstein, who recorded 84 tackles as a senior, fielded interest Cornell, other Ivy League schools, and various Division III schools where he could have made an immediate impact.

But he wanted to be a Hurricane.

"Honestly Miami was the number one choice the whole time," Goldstein said. "I knew that if I had an opportunity to play here, I would come down here."

Goldstein talked with UM assistant coach Jeff Stoutland, who was recruiting the area, and was invited to join the team as a preferred walk-on prior to the 2008 season.

"Playing linebacker, Miami's always been the top linebacker school in the nation," Goldstein said. "I always liked the swagger. Every time I was on the field in high school, my goal was to make sure everyone was hyped up and got everyone going. That's how Miami's always been and how I've viewed Miami. This was the perfect place for me. I like every aspect of it down here."

Goldstein, who stands 6-foot and weighs 225 pounds, participated on the scout team during the 2008 season and did not see any game action.

However, he cherished every opportunity during fall practices.

"Any opportunity to go put on the helmet with the 'U' on it and a jersey with the orange and green, even if it's just a practice jersey, it's an amazing experience," he said.

This spring, Goldstein received key reps on the second team in an open scrimmage at Traz Powell Stadium live action with 4,000 fans in attendance.

Making the Most of an Opportunity

During the scrimmage, Goldstein lined up at strongside linebacker with Arthur Brown in the middle and C.J. Holton at weakside.

"It was fun. It was great," Goldstein said. "Any opportunities for me to get to play especially being a freshman. Just give me the chance and I'm going to run with it and I'm going to do the best that I can with my abilities. It was the best experience that I've had down here. I'm just going to keep playing and we'll see what happens."

Not only did Goldstein play, but he recorded four tackles in the scrimmage causing a buzz in the stands wondering who this unknown Hurricane was.

"I was a bit nervous because it was my first time playing in front of a bunch of people in college," Goldstein said. "But when you get out there and get into a little bit, football is football. It was fun, everyone was congratulating you because everyone recognizes that you have been putting in a lot of work."

Goldstein played there the whole scrimmage with a few other linebackers not participating due to class obligations.

"It was kind of a surprise," he said. "I had kind of heard what might happen with a couple guys not being there because of classes, but I wasn't really sure what was going to happen. I was hoping for the best, but expecting the worse. I was hoping that I'd at least get the chance to run around and hit somebody."

Following the scrimmage, he called his parents.

"I let them know that I did alright."

The Hurricane Family

When Goldstein joined the team a couple days prior to fall practices, he had to introduce himself to a number of teammates other than Kris Kimball, a fellow walk-on and former high school teammate at Chestnut Hill.

While he admits it was a bit nerve wracking at times in the beginning, he felt welcomed in by his new teammates.

"It's the 'U' family, it really is. There's no doubt in my mind that when I was there for a day that I was a part of the family."

Goldstein has a goal in mind for his career at Miami.

"The minute I decided that I was going to come down here, I knew where I stood as a preferred walk-on, but my goal was to just get on the field and help the team in any way that I could," Goldstein said.

Ronny, I hope that's still the case but check out the recent New York Times article about the U.

It objectively points out that UM is a small school with limited resources, a small fan base (in terms of attendance) and no intimidating venue now that the Orange Bowl is gone. Plus there's the ACC move.

Those ingredients don't scream 'return to dominance'. I think if- and that's a big if-UM returns to prominence it will be more incredible than it was back in the late 90s leading in to the run from 2000-2005.

Here's hoping it happens...

Good article in Sunday's New York Times sports section about the U and that this will be the first year in 14 NFL drafts without a UM player taken in the 1st round. It is clear from this blog that there is tremendous passion, both positive and negative, for UM football. No one can take the glory days of UM football away from us. Who knows if it will come back. It seems the program is heading in the right direction. The last few years have been tough. I agreed with H.Schellenber's comment that poor QB play has really hurt the canes. We became spoiled from Jim Kelly to Steve Walsh. Good QB play is critical in college football. Look at USC, UF, Texas and OU. They have had great QB play and have been in the NC game that last several years. QB play for the canes over the last few years has been brutal. The poor play of K.Wright and K.Freeman cost Cocker his job and has really hurt the program. This year is big for J.Harris. Without good QB play, the canes are going nowhere.

epb: U are on the money holmes. THAT my friends, was a blog: On the money. Unbiased, true and without all the bamboozling. It is neither a rah rah blog, nor is it a bashing article. It is sooooooooo true:

No doubt. No doubt in my f--ing mind, that if Kyle Wright was anything but a brutally overrated heap of quaterback garbage, the U would not have gone through the last 5 years. We may not have won an NC, because of a mediocre O-line. But if he was even a shadow of what he was, we a) would not have lost against Ga Tech in 2005 when we were atill ranked in the top 10, (that's when it all started), b) would not have lost to Clemson or NC, c) the LSU debacle would nothave been as incredibly one sided, because at first the D was actually playing well until the O kept going 3 and out and LSu kept ppunding us with Addai and the running QB Mauk.

So the U will not have a #1 draft choice this year. Oh well. 1995-2008. What a run. remeber people: what followed 1996-1999 were pretty lean years at Um also. So in 2010, we will restart the streak!

hasn't this trend happen from 2004 to 2007 when coker was herE? with the fact that other teams have gotten rich from coker passing up local talent.Since RS has had his first two full recruiting class he proved he can snatch talent from S.FLA. 2009 he proved to grab ppl from a lil bit of everywhere. other teams will get their fair share of recruits, given the fact that there is so much talent in 2010. so if a kid is looking at a teams that's on top, well then that is the way the cookie crumble. all what UM needs to focus on is winning at least 9 games plus an acc title we get that better believe the hype will be back and the recruits will come.if UM takes 7 and under losses we may have some trouble but, first thing is first and that is FSU in septemeber. after the season then we should see what is in the head of these recruits. if we can wow these kids with a diverse offense and a defense on the come up the hype will be back and ppl will be paying attention to the U.

Lock down on Miami area 305.....this it self is a joke....what great players in recent years has Miami had that made the differnce or other teams have grabbed....maybe 5 -10 players...I am a huge Miami fan and most of our great talant comes from around the country and State not Miami....if this was so..we would not be in the shape we are....Frank Gore is the last player out of Miami from the canes to be playing well in the NFL....all the studs like reed, taylor, Portis, shocky, johnson, Lewis, hestor, all from other areas...real playmakers...I hoped to be proved wrong that these Northwestern guys can be superstars..so far there just decent players on a decent team....USC LSU FL OK, Are all winners with few Miami guys if any....

Besides I want kids that from the womb they want to be canes....they have to bleed our colors..

My response to Manny:


Just read the NYT article

- The U is on everyone's consciousness. Always will be.

- We will be back. The U has gobs of talent.

_ Schnelly is right- and Coker is to blame, because he closed his eyes to local talent. Hmmmm. Is that the reason Kehoe left? But Neal is right also: Um has always had a sprinkling of National (and international) talent: Can you say " The Sherk", and Matt Walters -from Canada?

DORSEY was from Cali.

- It is a pure mathematical, logical result of our last 5 years not to have a 1st rounder. And the corrollary is that our bad 5 years are the result of not having a potential one or two 1st rounders in the roster. JJ was supposed to be here 3 years then turn pro. After his freshman year, he looked like a first rounder. Then BUST! He has been a pure bust. How is that Coker's fault?

Th NYT article was fair, and to the point. It was true. No garbage, no biased "opinions" like the junk you read from I. Gutierrez, and that is fascinating, given thatit was written by a non-local female reporter. See, even the girls give props to the U.

IF any of this is true, Randy needs to hit the road ASAP. The only reason I have supported him is because I thought he would be an outstanding recruiter. I believed w/ him being from Miami, he could relate to these kids and get them to UM. I expected him to be able to get these kids to buy into the rebuilding of the Miami Hurricanes. I have now begun to believe he is not the man for the job, I don’t think he is capable of communicating with these kids and he doesn’t put out all the stops to get them to sign. I also get the feeling he is very hands off when it comes to recruiting. I get the sense he leaves it up to his staff and does very little to convince kids, as opposed to a guys like Urban Liar or Saban, Butch etc...
Recruiting should be his 1st, 2nd and 3rd priority. Your success in recruiting will ultimately have the greatest impact on your record at the end of the season. College Football is 75% to 80% recruiting. How can you lose talents like PBJ, Marve, B.Brown, Geno Smith and Denard Robinson is beyond me. Our recruiting at the finish line last year was nothing short of a disaster. Our staff whiffed on every recruit they perused in the last months. Now we hear that Randy, who grew up on the same streets as these kids can’t get them to stay home? This class being so rich in talent and so critical to Miami’s success you would think this staff would be working over time to convince these kids but all you hear is how Miami is not recruiting them very hard. Randy needs to get his act together or resign ASAP!! He might be a stand up guy but I don’t get the sense he has the chops to be a head coach at Miami. Too many mistakes, too much drama and not enough consistency and certainly not enough wins.

anyone have a link to the nytimes article?


There hasn't been any significant winning in a long time. The Texas A&M beatdown of 07 comes to mind as a quality win but unfortunately that was bracketed by an Oklahoma beatdown and the OB finale LAYDOWN.

The whole idea that UM is building and on the way back is without merit. There haven't been any signature wins. Only signature losses.

In 08 FSU ran roughshod over U. Despite the late game surge. It really wasn't even close.
GT , after handling U easily in 07, did something to you in 08 that defies explanation.

When U surrender 31 points to DUKE, U have a very long way to go.

The UVA and VT wins were tasty, but certainly not what U want to see. Needing OT to beat the very mediocre Cavaliers is not the sign of a team "on the come."

The 08 season was so lackluster. The GT blowout, the NC State boondoggle, and the Cal no-show punctuated the season. The 08 team, was so rudderless that it's impossible to judge this program as one that is improving. I'm sorry, NO TEAM surrenders 472 yards and claims to be improving. All those questions about the D have yet to be answered.

Where does it end? It doesn't end with a bunch of deluded cane fans declaring that this thing is headed in the right direction, regardless of the website.

.500 is staring U right in the eye
Guaranteed you don't get out of the gate better than 2-2

As I read the comments from a lot of these recruits, they all seem to say the same things about the Canes, e.g., that UM has not been recruitng them as hard as the other teams; that UM did not seem interested in them, that UM was not calling as often as the other coaches, that the other teams have been recruiting them longer, that UM came in late in the game, etc... - it seems to me that this theme fits Coach Shannon's egotistic and arrogant manner in that the coach feels that once UM calls or makes an offer the recruit should be overjoyed and immediately commit to UM while turning all other schools away - if the recruit does not, then Randy feels offended and will not call the kid back as often and basically lose interest because he is personally hurt that the recruit is looking at his options, then teh coach starts looking elsewhere and forgets about the recruit... it should not surprise anyone that these kids say these things because they are true...Coach Shannon's recruiting ability is facing a big test this year, with a tough schedule and the likelihood of losing top South Florida recruits, coach Shannon's days at UM may be numbered unless he puts his ego aside and starts going after the top recruits as hard as the other schools do, if not harder....and most of all, win...win...win.. - just a thought. If Gergia Tech runs all over us again this year he should resign on the spot - here's a team that can't throw the ball so everyone knows that they are running, and we still could not stop them... better put everyone on the line to stop the run until they prove that they can throw...

what is manny's email address? I am going to use him for a source in a paper i have to write.

well said Canesworld. Could it be that Randy lacks the organizational skills to accomplish those endless recruiting tasks. Or perhaps the PROGRAM just doesn't have the leadership to get it done. NO ONE will accuse Randy of having good leadership skills because he DOESN'T.

When the program erodes, U hire unqualified coaches. ( see: U)

It's not the water.

So trailorville hires coaches that allow kids to trip off sherm, do `roids and hgh, beat and rape woman, possess weapons, skip classes, steal and thats what you must mean by qualified coaches I guess..Slappy

Below is the link to the NY Times article from Sunday. It gives a lot of good insight. I am excited for the 2009 season. Not sure what we will get from the canes but I do believe the team will be improved from last year. This is a big year for RS and I hope he proves a lot of the writers on this blog wrong.


FSU booted Preston Parker. Get your facts right and keep us out of this.

I have rarely seen a Post generate so much discussion. I read that NY Times article, and this is the quote I like:

"Maybe, but perhaps not for long. When he replaced Coker two years ago, Coach Randy Shannon adopted Schnellenberger’s strategy of recruiting in South Florida. In 2008, more than half of his class of 33 signees was from the area, and it finished near the top of nearly every recruiting class ranking. This year’s class ranked as high as 11th, landing 6 of the top 150 recruits, according to ESPN.com rankings."

“'They have some good young guys,' Baltimore Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said. 'They’ll be back.'”

"He should know. Newsome’s hand is all over the streak — the Ravens drafted Lewis and Reed."


Are you kidding me... Who seriously writes an article like this almost 50 weeks till the next signing day. Im a diehard U fan and this is the most krap ive read in a long time. Eduardo probably sees there is a list of james x2, miller, and cooper and hes keeping his eyes open thats not miami loosing its mystique thats guys like bryce brown being afraid of competition. and wr dunbar realizing that there is a huge flux of underclassmen like streeter and thompkins who are still freshmen (after redshirting). this is a garbage article and shouldnt be taken seriously. write this article next january dont write it after miami has had two top ten classes including a number 1 last year wall evaporating are you kidding me this should have been written in the coker years not now jesus!!!! miami just stole ray ray and dye from the gators playground at seminole miami is not only keeping talent home there stealing talent as well arthur brown from kansas allen bailey from georgia wow seriously miami fans your idiots if you take this seriously because high schoolers keeping there eyes open in april is better then what bryce did just remember that....

I think Manny wrote this to get attention, and he's been successful at it. No way that Manny believes this. And if he does, I'm not surprised; he's been wrong in the past. Nobody's perfect.

The unfortunate part is that other teams will undoubtedly use this to their advantage. Hopefully kids will be smart enough to not listen to the BS fed by the competition. (Maybe Manny's love for his alma mater FIU finally kicked in?)


Almost all the boyz from MNW said the same thing from 2 years ago..atahey want to take the trips and check things out..They havent had a chance to be to most of the other places so why not take advantage of the opportunity..No need to sweat until a Feb goes by and we lose a bunch we wanted to other schools(which wont happen).And I dont care about Kayvon Webster(i`m not just saying that because we didnt get him). But Ray Ray, Prince and `Maque will be just fine back there...I know i`m forgetting someone else also...DAU!!!


Well this article from Manny is true.

I part-time as a Substitute Teacher at local High Schools. Been at Northwestern, Central, Jackson, Edison and a few others. And I hear from the kids all the time that "The U" is the place, but not for them. They all speak about USC, and Florida. Why? Because thats where the glitz and glamour is right now.

In fact, Central has about 7-8 top D-1 prospects this up coming season. Their D-Coordinator is Earl Little. And I still wouldnt be surpised if NONE of those kids committ to The U. From what they tell me its 3 reasons. 1) They want to win National Titles and see Miami as a tier-2 team right now. They think UM has the talent but not the development. 2) They just DO NOT like the Northwestern kids. They think the Northwestern kids are all too cocky and that UM has become the University of Northwestern. And 3) they are scared of the competition.

They know USC, Ga, FL, FSU all have top players as well, BUT they dont know those guys. They all know the guys Miami has. They are all former local stars. SO they think they are natually almost god-like players to them that they must look up to and will be behind for a few yrs. Remember, these kids all grew up together, except the kids at UM now are 2 yrs older. So the high school kids now played UNDER these guys in little leauge, in pop warner, and in JV in highschool. So they want to create their own legacy.

My thinking in talking to them is they want something new. BUT, as time rolls around, IF the Canes play well this year,the magnet will be at full power.

Response to the m--ron "the U has Gobs...:" Dude, you are one sorry, pAT-THETIC, CLASSLESS, PERSON, AND NOT VERY INTELLIGENT EITHER.

What abut the 500 yds +/- of offense tha GT pasted on Georgia, the formerly ranked #1 team in the country? what sorry excuse can you come for that? And the fact that UM was down 9-3 in the 4th q to the eventual NC, only to have the referees againintercede on the gators behalf? yet Um had the least number of points scored on them by UF all season long?

I hate losing but your points make no sense. Um had true freshmen playing UF and shut Tebown down. and had them 4th and i don't know what, and believe me Louis Murphy's elbow was clearly OB when he landed. and still, it took a 4th doewn for the preacher toscore LOL!!!! That was embarassing for youall. UF truly thgought they were going to paste 50 on UM. You and a bunch of other deeeekheads said it prior to the game!!! Is that a team on the down? Nope. And your point about Cal. Son, Cal has clearly the Heisman trophy frontrunner for next year. Jahvid Best IS 100X what percy Harvin is and... Um shut him down...more or less. Um lost to a cal team by 7 points, to a Cal team that lost to mighty USC by only 7 points and we played 3000 miles away from home. To me, that was a rebuilding year, clearly a rebuilding year. JH settled as the No.1 QB, and that was that. That was the purpose of the year. The yr prio, no bowl, The next year, bowl. 2009- Top 25 ranking. 2010- win the ACC. 2011- You guessed it. Nuf said.




Mr Hocutt,

How about inking an eternal home and home deal with FIU now. Let's get the crosstown RIVALRY going and get college basketball on the map in South Florida.

It's ONE game, let's turn into a WIN WIN for both schools with a festival atmosphere and get all the local high schools involved. It can packaged as a weekend event with other Florida schools involved too !!

Let's get it going and sell out your HOUSE & OUR HOUSE too !! Good for the community and a way to showcase our Universities together.

take a look at the Gaturds schedule next year. Dregs of the SEC (that overrated conference where there are usually only 2 or 3 really good teams and the rest are all hype) with Troy, Charlie Southern, and FIU thrown in. That is a schedule worthy of an SEC and National Champion?

Seems like someone is trying to get Turban his back-to-back before he backs it on out of Trailer-ville for South Bend. When that happens, the Gaturds will have to eat all the BS they have been dishing.

DadeCane in Broward,

Great point about recruiting winners. The Oline they just signed is from an one of the worst teams in Broward County.

Its pretty sad that Miami is reaching for kids already on the Oline when they are desperate.

worst article i have read in recent history. keep up the good work randy.

Here is a Jamie Newberg quote:

"The bottom line is there's so many kids down there [South Florida] this season," said Jamie Newberg, a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. "No. 1, [Miami] is not going to get them all. There's only so many they can get. They're going to recruit Broward, Palm and other parts of the state. But having said that, the kids they target [in Dade], they are going to get nine out of 10."

By the way, UM will have a great year both on the field and the recruiting trail. As Ozzie Newsome has said (and Mr. Newsome knows something about NFL prospects) UM has some good young players and they are coming back.

A 10-win season this year is a possibility.


Mr Hocutt,

How about inking an eternal home and home deal with FIU now.

Posted by: SEXUAL HARASSER | April 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM

The University of Miami can’t stand you …


Mr Hocutt,

Let's get the crosstown RIVALRY going

Posted by: SEXUAL HARASSER | April 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM

not our rival …
the gold-plated patsies lost 92% (12-1) of the games …
pick on someone your own size …


Mr Hocutt,

It's ONE game

Posted by: SEXUAL HARASSER | April 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM

but it means the world to you …
drown one’s sorrow …


Mr Hocutt,

It can packaged as a weekend event with other Florida schools involved too !!

Posted by: SEXUAL HARASSER | April 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM

and let’s call it the Orange Bowl Classic …
been there, done that


Mr Hocutt,

get college basketball on the map in South Florida.

Posted by: SEXUAL HARASSER | April 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM

ACC slate packs the BUC …
break on thru …


Mr Hocutt,

sell out your HOUSE & OUR HOUSE too !!

Posted by: SEXUAL HARASSER | April 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM

you draw flies …


Mr Hocutt,

Good for the community

Posted by: SEXUAL HARASSER | April 13, 2009 at 07:27 PM

good for you …


Why do U suk? let's review:

5) Dolphin Stadium- What a terrible place to host 25-40K fans. Those ridiculous sideline expanses create one big oversized box that absolutely kills crowd energy. KILLS IT. worst off all, the team U love to hate won huge there. The Gators have a grander winning legacy there than U do. Hoist that Carquest Bowl victory trophy high cane fan.
When Dolphin Stadium is packed FULL , like what Florida did to it, then it finally has an energy in the crowd. 30k crowd? Not so much. Your rental home is just like U, a JOKE.

4) Miami football fan base- Sadly at the games it's the standard Dade county riff raff. Guys with cell phone belt clips and a barbed wire tattoos. How many Ford Expeditions can U pack into one parking lot cane fan? Hialeah trash. ( Jaime)

3)The inability of cane fan to grasp the severity of the erosion in Coral Gables. "WE"LL BE BACK IN TWO YEARS" is what cane fan likes to yell. U at least have enough sense not to yell "we'll be back next year" because you realize that it just isn't happening in one year. U can't imagine THREE YEARS to get back to.....being back and that feels like an eternity for "punch em in the mouf U" . That is what U like to say, we're coming back, whatever that means at rhetoric U. Three years is an eternity in CFB. So by default your brain locks onto "TWO YEARS BABY." Silly cane fan.

2)That all the recruits will make a great team without the coaching staff having a clue about how to develop them into rounded players. Leadership is clearly missing in many areas of the team.
Look at the team that rocked the BCS Championship. They play very well in all phases of the game. Extremely well in many of them. The team shows great discipline on the field. You see leadership everywhere. It's too bad your under developed toothpick receivers won't get to see Major Wright before he graduates. U would fear him.

1) That stoic sideline statue himself. The clueless killer. The man who gave new meaning to "no excuses." The guy who makes miscommunication an art form. Mr. Randy Shannon
Since he is a far cry from producing the results U demand, he will be shown the door in a year or two. Then you'll hack through the rehiring/rebuilding process again, only the next guy will be much smarter.

Looks like everybody has calmed down a bit. LOL. Leave it to Manny to really stir it up. For all you ckicken littles out there:

Now calm down. Go CANES

Posted by: with clueless fans like Jaime, who needs fans? | April 14, 2009 at 04:08 PM

I love watching you try to sway the legion with your non-sense!

Welcome to ESPN kid, what took you so long?? Not that it matters! UM and VT have been the darlings of that network for almost 20 YEARS now!!

"But we beat OK, we beat OK"!! Once again boy, welcome to the club! We owned OK YEARS before you ever WON YOUR OWN CONFERENCE! The team we beat them with is considered one of the greatest of all times! The FSU game that year had the most NFL bound talent on the field in the HISTORY of the NCAA. You were still 4 years away from sniffng your own conference title!

You don't even play a real football game until October 10th this year!! YOU BETTER GO UN-DEFEATED! Anything less will be considered a COMPLETE failure! What if you look past Troy?? You never know!!

Charleston Southern
TENN (Don't even suggest it! TENN sucks...BAD!)
Miss. State
FIU Are you kidding me???

So you have to beat LSU and FSU! WOW!

We play a harder schedule in the 1st month, than you play all year!


Hey Manny, what's going on? I've been busy with work and really haven't had time to post. Once Miami starts winning again that will put an end to any schools invasion. I believe both new coordinators will turn things around. miami will still own 305! Winning cures everything!!!!! Go Canes!!

Hey Manny, by the way I really like that fullback John Calhoun. He had a good spring game. He looks like he is going to be a great fullback! He can block and catch!! Go canes!!

Manny, these two new coordinators...(Whipple & Lovett) will turn the Canes around quick! Once Miami starts winning...(this season) the recruits will come in droves!!! Go Canes!!

Manny, Miami's wide receiving corps is loaded!! Aldarius Johnson, Travis Benjamin, Laron Byrd, Davon Johnson, Thearon Collier, Leonard Hankerson, Tommy Streeter, Kendall Thompkins and Jamal Reid (freshman). I can't remember a corps this talented and deep!! Go Canes!!!!

the ACC also gets to boast that it is the "Big Six" league playing the most non-conference games against other "Big Six" teams with 20.
-- rivals

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