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Cooper out of boot; Bryce Brown investigated

Randy Shannon had some good news to share with reporters Wednesday morning (our Susan Miller Degnan was there). Running back Graig Cooper was out of his protective boot and back out on the practice field in limited fashion.

"Yeah, he's moving around, did some stuff," Shannon said. "I don't know if he'll be able to go in the [closed] scrimmage [Friday], but after this afternoon we'll know more."

And defensive end Olivier Vernon (ankle) was more involved, participating in blitz and third down drills.

BRYCE BROWN INVESTIGATED: The bigger news, however, could turn out to be what happens in the coming days as the younger brother of Hurricanes linebacker Arthur Brown and his adviser, Brian Butler, are investigated by the NCAA. Several news reports surfaced Wednesday saying Bryce Brown's amateur status could have been violated, making him ineligible.

Arthur Brown, now a sophomore at UM, had a relationship with Butler, too. Shannon was asked about the reports. "I never heard of it - we'll find that out," Shannon said. "Usually the NCAA, when they get involved with that, they usually tell you [with a certain time frame]... Say, it's the summertime, they'd usually tell you in the summer time or when guys report they'll let you know."

Mike DeCesare, the NCAA's assistant director for amateurism certification, talked to Bryce Brown Wednesday according to reports. No word yet if Arthur will be getting a visit.

The NCAA is looking into some of the fundraising Bryce Brown accepted in high school to visit college campuses and the role Butler played. Last year, Butler was charging a $10 fee on his website PotentialPlayers.com for recruiting updates.

> ESPN's Heather Dinich caught up with athletic director Kirby Hocutt and didn't get an answer either about Shannon's contract extension

> The Canes will hold another practice this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. I'll be out there for that. For audio interviews from practice, be sure to check our Hurricanes audio page.

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there is no differance from gator fans to band wagoneers. i know 6 gator fans off the top of my head that would not even watch any games after their first loss in any year.they say they suck with one loss - what kind of fan base is that.

Wondering how Jacory Harris is looking in camp? Big Canes fan from NJ. We haven't had good QB play since Dorsey. I hated Marve, really hope Jacory can be a consistent player.

Gotta be honest I wasn't big on Randy being named coach. I love the guy, but he was D-coordinator when their D has gotten eaten up. Seems to me he never makes the right adjustments, Oklahoma game last year, were in it for a bit, but once Oklahoma figures out the scheme, fughedabouit they blow us out.

Hopefully we are going to blow-up this year.

THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE. WHEN THE GATORS LOOSE THEY PULL FOR FSU OR UM WHICHEVER IS HOTTEST AT THE TIME. THATS WHAT I ADMIRE MOST ABOUT CANES FANS.WE'RE THERE THICK AND THIN AND ITS GETTING THICK AGAIN... 13-0 BABY. CANE TIL' I DIE.

JUST RECEIVED MY SEASON TICKETS. HOPE TO SEE THE PROBATORS IN JAN. IF TEY GET BY KIFFIN,SPURRIER,AND BOWDEN.ALL ARE DUE.

i was telling everyone that bryce wouldn't even get on the field if he came here. with mike james, miller, and berry thats the only reason he decided to go to tenn.

i hope Moncur gets better and be able to play this season, i knew the guy and his dad when i was at cc. i played baseball with him, and he was a really good guy. hope he's gets better

ChicagoCane you are talking about Jamal Berry my neighbor was his teacher in highschool. I'm glad Bryce is getting in trouble as well, he gave us his word.

allcanesblog.com That was an amazing response man. The fans here and on other forums that follow the Canes religiously know what you are saying is true. It could be that the poster is intimidated by our potential however if he is not aware of the upgrades Randy and our AD has done to this University's football team this poster and other envious college football fans will be in for a big shock and it will only make it more satisfying for Us, lol.

"That's weird, your wife said the same about you."

LOL @ The Truth.

WHEN THE U GOES 4-0,YOU WON'T FIND ANY PROBATORS FANS WITHIN 3 PAGES OF U BLOGS.

http://www.miamiherald.com/460/story/1193969.html

TOP TIER

Sometimes my passion for the team will cloud my judgement.

Well no shlt canefan. It has SEVERELY clouded your judgement about the head coach, the team depth, and number of wins in 09. I'll give U credit for admitting your homerism. Sorry to inform U but it's going to get much worse before it gets better.

Posted by: A small glimpse of honesty | August 19, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Pig IDIOT here, U all suck, cut copy paste, libraby is open. When my belove GAYORS go back to being just A TEAM and my DADDY and his boys or BENDING me over the pickup and DOING me hard IN the BUTT as i like it, well no point, I am a moron, i will cut copy paste, gloat about my team, which is? If Tbow could blow one down my throat i would be in my glory. CUT copy PASTE

bitter idiot pig here, what a docebag i am, have to go now, is mamas turn to use her dildo on my bitter pig ass


How sad is it when a walk on knocks out the starting DE? I see the weight program is working great.

Posted by: SOUP | August 19, 2009 at 08:32 PM

I am SOUP, I am 86cane I AM LAME ASS RAGING DUUMPSTER turd fire bitter idiot pig, is all me


Lamespace sucks, I hate Green, so here I sit so bitter a blog works better then my Lamespace

Per Canesport: looks like the walkon that slugged Ojomo was Tyrone Ballard.

Soup:

You can't criticize Randy Shannon's recruiting ability. He gets most of the talent that needs it and always seems to have a backup plan for recruits that fall through. If he didn't close on every Northwestern stud we would've been killing him on this blog....just killing him.

Noone here is saying Randy Shannon is a great X's and O's coach, but we've never had that type of coach. Jimmy Johnson? No...with his talent it didn't matter what the play was. Butch...c'mon, run Portis and playaction to Andre Johnson.

Randy Shannon can't go out and put a helmet on a running back, so the blame starts with the players.

http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2009/8/19/995647/bryce-brown-is-apparently-not

DON'T TREAD ON U

So many of you ready to throw in the towel...answer this question for me. Where was Moncur when the D was stuffing VaTech? If Coop can't go, then Baby J will have to step it up. And if Baby J can't do it the "young un's" will! Our biggest problem the last 3 seasons is that the offense could not score touchdowns. Leave a defense on the field all game without a lead to defend, and they will get run-over. All four games at the beginning of the season are winnable! This is the "U"! Believe in this "U" fairweather fans or go root for Florida.

YOU SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. RANDY SHANNON IS A CLASS ACT AND HE IS HANDLING THIS WITH DIGNITY. ST. MATTHEW 10:26

Look ,,,,,, this team is full of talent & is 3 deep at every position !! LetZ stop with all these injuries ( less bangin' , more runnin' ) & work on our speed & QUICKNESS !! This is whatZ goin' to win us games ! We can't go into FSU with 7 - 8 guys banged up ! We can do our hittin' when it counts most , GAMETIME BABY !!!

EAT ME!!!

HAPPY TO!!!

Sidcane, your request is granted as you will get to see the Gators in January. You can turn your TV on for the BCS Championship and your wish will be granted. UM will not be in it because they do not have the coaching staff to get it done. If Meyer were at UM you would be winners. What amazes me is how you UM fans don't get that. If Soldinger and Kehoe came back that would be a great start as all the guys that UM fans cite to as examples of greatness come from their era. Randy is done and Sid buy a comfy chair for your home as that is where you will be in January.

JROD: You need to follow another team if you think the Canes are "finished" before we have even played one down of football.
Or, you need to get on an anti-depressant, QUICKLY.
It's "fans" like you that make people all over the country LAUGH AT UM's bandwagon fans.
GO CANES!!
JROD: Go away!!

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