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Top 60 Countdown: No. 57, DE Gavin Hardin

As we continue our countdown of the Top 60 players at UM we take a look at No. 57: Redshirt freshman defensive end Gavin Hardin, who is a darkhorse to emerge on what should be very young and deep Canes defensive line.

Gavin Hardin - Courtesy of Canesfest.com > What we heard about him on Signing Day '08: Hardin was considered the fourth-best recruit in the state of Tennessee at Central-Merry High. Even though he played for a 2-8 football team, Hardin proved to be a two-way star, racking up 80 tackles and five sacks at linebacker while playing some at fullback. A PrepStar All-American, he picked UM over Mississippi.

> What he's done as a Cane: The 6-3, 240-pounder played some against Charleston Southern in the opener, then played on the scout team the rest of the year where he earned Defensive Player of the Year honors.

> What Eye On The U expects from him in '09: Hardin has several other players currently in front of him on the depth chart -- including freshman Olivier Vernon, who was impressive and got the start with the first team in the spring game. Hardin has the goods to get into the rotation at defensive end this year, but could find himself back on the scout team if others outperform him in practice and in games. 

By the way, ESPN's Heather Dinich ranked Canes linebacker Sean Spence 11th in her countdown of the Top 30 players in the ACC. You got that one right Heather! 

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I think he should be in the top 10!

Welcome back Manny! It's funny how there were quite a few people on here who were hungry to hear from you and now that you're posting, I am not seeing the crowd responding as expected.

It sounds to me that the U will be loaded on D and that I don't expect fatigue to play as big of a role providing the coaches rotate the players in and out so that they can have enough stamina to finish off their opponents.

As for Harvin, I expect him to see plenty of playing time during the season if his performance on the scout team last year is any indication.

I hope Hardin lives up to his billing but I have a bad feeling that this coaching staff will fail him just like they whiffed on: Willie Williams, Richard Gordon,James Bryant, Rhyan Anderson, Luqmqn Abdullah etc.

Willie williams, not to knock the guy but how many chances did he have till he finally made it to a regreted his mistakes. it is not all about the coaching staff, sometimes it can be out the player and the maturity the kid brings to the table. plus in an interview he did say he wished to go back in the past and stayed a CANE.

*to a school after he regreted his mistakes?

Rosekat, all those players you mentioned were Cokerites and mental headcases. Team Shannon has recruited entirely different types of athletes and young men. If anyone fails from this point forward it won't have anything to do with the coaches.

I`m not going to speak for `86 but he`s a good man

Posted by: the emperor wears no clothes | June 19, 2009 at 01:10 PM

So go and talk to the people who are the people at the Hecht Center for me and tell them to get it done. You know what I mean.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

I'm on the outside looking in because of media credentials.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 02, 2008 at 08:35 PM

I have been playing nice because I had invited the UM athletic department and ticket office to snoop around here. I even offered FREE advertising, but they will not even return my emails.

Posted by: 86Cane | April 13, 2008 at 02:52 PM

The University of Miami wants nothing to do with tom thumb popadak aka 86Cane & his ill-gotten blog …
documented liar, thief, plagiarist, parasite, megalomaniac, libeler, creep ...

ALL-AROUND SCUMBAG

Great articles 86... most recent + 6/13 article. Go C________!

Posted by: jackattck | June 16, 2009 at 08:33 AM

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/061209aab.html

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/061709aaa.html

I’ll have you know, sir …
theacc.com wrote that & his 6/20 entry …
without linking, sourcing or excerpting …
tom thumb popadak aka 86Cane passed off someone else’s work as his own …
up to your old tricks …

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

It's just the bloggers here that suck, not the blog.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 19, 2009 at 01:07 PM

a distinction without a difference …
running down Eye on the U all the while pimping his ill-gotten blog …
who sucks?
judging by your presence here …

THE MAN IN THE MIRROR

Rosekat, all those players you mentioned were Cokerites and mental headcases. Team Shannon has recruited entirely different types of athletes and young men. If anyone fails from this point forward it won't have anything to do with the coaches.

Posted by: Captain Optimist aka Cavaleer | June 20, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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LMAO. Sorry buddy, but Shannon was DC and was responsible for all those defensive scrubs.

Shannon is a horrible coach & horrible evaluator of talent. And the sooner we get rid of him the sooner we'll be a powerhouse again.

wow.
umm. to mr.randy shannon sucks

so i guess the #1LB willie williams is not a scrub huh?

well. tell that to jon beason. who beat williams out of his job. he sucked for a reason. i was rooting for #17 but #2 won. and when he lost. he pulled a marve and left. and what was beason. a 1st round draft pic and a beast a MLB one of the best in the leauge. go check the stats sir. Shannon is a proven DC. He has been at Miami longer than I have been alive. (21)
dont come on here bad mouthing a man who had to build up a top flight private school!
people didnt like the pete carroll hire either. but the U will be back. cause Shannon is taking us their.
dummy!

DAn LeBatard- You are a scrub. that article on Kosar was melodramatic yellow journalism. So what if the an has personal problems? Who doesn't? Whya re you capitalizing on a man's personal failures? No. It is not journalism. It is a hack job. Journalism informs people of things people want to know or should know. this is neither. Kosar made some choices, some good some bad. But what about the good he has done? Go toc Cleveland and you'll see how beloved he is there as well.

LeBatard, you are a sorry wuss job.

RSS,

Sometimes, I wonder if people like you think before posting. Since you're bashing RS, why don't you go ahead and bash him for the likes of Ed Reed, Jonathan Vilma, Sean Taylor, Dan Morgan, Duane Starks, Mike Rumph, Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips, Phillip Buchannon, D.J. Williams etc.....

Hey RSS (Gator fan in disguise), I don't think the gators have that many players started in the NFL and that's not even a complete list. Keep in mind, that's just SOME of the defensive players. It would take me all day and all night if I were writing down the names of all the canes players in the NFL.

Fire Manny. I heard the herald or El herald have Manny working as a Part Time sports writer. Recession. Let's go out there and protest for Manny cause we Canes fan, need more updates.

RSS,

Sometimes, I wonder if people like you think before posting. Since you're bashing RS, why don't you go ahead and bash him for the likes of Ed Reed, Jonathan Vilma, Sean Taylor, Dan Morgan, Duane Starks, Mike Rumph, Antrel Rolle, Kenny Phillips, Phillip Buchannon, D.J. Williams etc.....
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Ready to get owned?

Ed Reed, Jonathan Vilma, Sean Taylor, Dan Morgan, Duane Starks, Mike Rumph, Antrel Rolle, Phillip Buchannon, and D.J. Williams were all BUTCH DAVIS recruits.

The only guy you listed that Shannon recruited was Kenny Phillips, who was rated the #1 Safety in the country & even you could've figured out to recruit him.

Shannon Sucks & so does Andrew Swasey and until those 2 idiots are gone this program will be stuck with 6 or 7 wins every year.

But hopefully Shannon will be fired after we start 0-4 this year.

Great articles 86... most recent + 6/13 article. Go C________!

Posted by: jackattck | June 16, 2009 at 08:33 AM

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/061209aab.html

http://www.theacc.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/061709aaa.html

I’ll have you know, sir …
theacc.com wrote that & his 6/20 entry …
without linking, sourcing or excerpting …
tom thumb popadak aka 86Cane passed off someone else’s work as his own …
up to your old tricks …

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Posted by: green | June 21, 2009 at 08:24 AM

http://www.who2.com/ask/ernesthemingway.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_Blume

UPDATE: thoroughly embarrassed …
tom thumb popadak aka 86Cane eventually linked & sourced it …
however, reprinting someone else’s work in its entirety without permission constitutes copyright infringement …
he lifts …
because no one would mistake him for hemingway, wadsworth or judy blume …

CRYING SHAME

Our D-line depth is negated by lack of depth at MLB. We haven't done a good job recruiting that position. I would think that RS would try converting some linemen to MLB, especially if he's made a decision on Arthur Brown.

RSS- Yeah. Butch the traitor recruits, but coached and developed by????????? that's right, RS.

Donna Shalala: Build us a stadium.

Donna Shalala: Build us a stadium.

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | June 22, 2009 at 04:01 PM

http://www.landsharkstadium.com/content/amenities.aspx

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/palmbeach/ufblog/entries/2009/01/21/new_video_boards_for_ben_hill.html

But it wasn’t until the Gators returned home from their BCS Championship Game at Dolphin Stadium - home of the world’s largest high-definition video screens - that the need for new scoreboards at BHG became glaringly obvious.
-- pb post

PENIS ENVY

I`m not going to speak for `86 but he`s a good man

Posted by: the emperor wears no clothes | June 19, 2009 at 01:10 PM

Someones opinion which the name was changed

So go and talk to the people who are the people at the Hecht Center for me and tell them to get it done. You know what I mean.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 20, 2009 at 12:50 PM

Was said on his site, so if so much hate then why go there?

I'm on the outside looking in because of media credentials.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 02, 2008 at 08:35 PM

Over a year ago!!!

I have been playing nice because I had invited the UM athletic department and ticket office to snoop around here. I even offered FREE advertising, but they will not even return my emails.

Posted by: 86Cane | April 13, 2008 at 02:52 PM

Well over a year ago!!!

The University of Miami wants nothing to do with tom thumb popadak aka 86Cane & his ill-gotten blog …
documented liar, thief, plagiarist, parasite, megalomaniac, libeler, creep ...

ALL-AROUND SCUMBAG

Posted by: green | June 21, 2009 at 08:22 AM

Your opinion

What I don`t understand is if you dislike him and his site so much why do you go on there?
Just a question, not looking to exchange verbals.

What I don`t understand is if you dislike him and his site so much why do you go on there?

Posted by: fuzzy | June 22, 2009 at 04:30 PM

DIRT

It's just the bloggers here that suck, not the blog.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 19, 2009 at 01:07 PM

Green...you need to post over at C_________ too! And if you get the chance email me at host@c________.com

Posted by: 86Cane | July 30, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Green...you crack me up! And, U work this blog HARD!!! Who are U and why do U refuse to post at C________?

Posted by: 86Cane | August 19, 2007 at 12:21 PM

GREEN...why don't U join us for the LIVE chat tonight at C________?

Posted by: 86Cane | September 04, 2007 at 09:53 AM

Manny ... Your blog was really rocking today! 121 comments in a couple hours. But here's the question everyone wants to know: Who the heck is GREEN on your blog?

Posted by: 86Cane | September 04, 2007 at 08:29 PM

I tried to get Green to post here but he will not

Posted by: 86Cane | October 01, 2007 at 05:52 PM

Green...U crack me up! I don't always agree with your posts or the topics U pick to talk about, but damn, U get an "A" for effort my friend!!!

U should join us Tuesday night from 8-9 PM at C________ when Manny does his usual LIVE chat Q&A session. See ya 'round...

Posted by: 86Cane | December 09, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Green...I just wanted to let you know that you make this blog so much better than it could be without you.

Posted by: 86Cane | April 28, 2008 at 10:01 PM

GREEN...U ARE AN ALL STAR BLOGGER!

Posted by: 86Cane | June 08, 2008 at 08:42 PM

FORBIDDEN FRUIT

You seem a little too happy with yourself there Mr. Green

It's just the bloggers here that suck, not the blog.

Posted by: 86Cane | June 19, 2009 at 01:07 PM

That might have to do with the Gator blogger and the garbage that goes along with it

No need to go all the way back to 2007 and 2008

Come on now

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