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Top 60 Countdown: No. 13, S Vaughn Telemaque

As we inch closer to the start of fall camp (it starts this Saturday) we move closer to the No. 1 spot on our Top 60 list of the best players at The U. This time we zero in on No. 13: Redshirt freshman safety Vaughn Telemaque. VT is expected to do big things even though he's played in just three games in his career. Will he deliver?

Vaughn Telemaque > What we heard about him on Signing Day '08: The kid from Long Beach Poly gave Canes fans a late night thrill when he announced on local cable television he was picking UM over USC. Turns out, it was a late night haircut from his mom to Randy Shannon that made VT fall in love with The U. The Hurricanes may have a budding superstar on their hands. Telemaque was a PrepStar All-American who ranked as the 12th best safety according to Rivals, sixth best according to Scout and 17th best by ESPN. He was a turnover magnet in high school, producing nine interceptions and four forced fumbles to go with 89 tackles. He also shined when the lights were bright. He had three interceptions in his team's state championship game.

> What he's done as a Cane: He's the highest rated player on my list with the least amount of college experience. Last season, Telemaque played in just three games, racking up two tackles on special teams before missing the rest of the season with a a shoulder injury -- compliments of a hard collision with Texas A&M fullback Jorvorskie Lane on a kickoff. Telemaque might have been a forgotten player entering the spring had Shannon not caught our attention near the end of the season when he compared VT to Ed Reed and said the freshman would have started if not for the injury. This spring, he finally made his presence felt, making a few eye-opening interceptions during practice. He ran with the first team at safety alongside Randy Phillips.

> What Eye On The U expects from him in '09: No unproven player begins the season with more hype and hope for Miami than Telemaque. The 6-1, 185-pound redshirt freshman isn't expected to just be a solid contributor, but a star. Shannon put that onus on him. Telemaque hasn't been phased by any of it. He says he's ready to roll and contribute. The Hurricanes absolutely need him to. The secondary didn't just have an atrocious 2008 season creating turnovers, but making tackles. Telemaque, we're told, can do both extremely well. Senior Chavez Grant told me in the spring that times Telemaque was lazy about watching film. It seems he's over that. When I asked him at CanesFest how often he watches film now, VT said: "I'm in there five out of the seven days. If the weekends weren't closed, I'd be in there seven out of seven." That's great to hear. But we'll find out soon enough if it all translates on the field.

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First!
Seasons almost here! Lets get ready to rumble! Kick some butt V.T.

1st!

VT has all the hype, just hope he lives up to it... If he does our secondary could be scary this year!!!!!

firsttttttttttttttttt

Manny any word on VT's 40 time? There has been rumors that he's slow for a safety.

Howdy Pards:
Our D has to get back to form. Being in top 3 against the run,(remember the old days), Against the passs and scoring. Lets go to Tallahassee and scalp the Seminoles. I cant wait 5 days to practice.

Colorado Cane

That is true ColoradoCane. 5 days till practice and only 5 weeks till the canes get their 1st win of the season. UM 35 FSU 24

i read somewhere that he ran a 4.7- 4.6 slow for safety ... though speed is not required to be successful at that position. he has to make up for it with instincts and he reads the plat. Cant wait to see him on the field. he's gonna be good one

Hey Manny. What ever happened to Willie Williams?

HillViewCane,

do a search on him on the miami herald page. i remember seeing a couple articles how he bounced around a couple junior colleges, and then went to a d3 school i think somewhere in the midwest. you clearly need to learn how to use search, or read the miami herald more frequently

Just wondering.........

Who do U think will be the starting DB's?

CB: Grant and Harris

S: Phillips and VT

Make some turnovers, guys!

What 2 things do FSU, GaTech, VaTech and Oklahoma all in common:

On campus stadium and a scrimmage against dah U.


Football at UM is over in 2012 !!!

What do FSU, GaTech, VaTech and Oklahoma all in common:
On campus stadium

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | August 03, 2009 at 01:24 PM

http://www.landsharkstadium.com/

pray tell …
why is an on-campus eyesore the holy grail of college football?
U got paid an extra $5M+ a yr to move uptown …
momma didn’t raise no dummy …

SWEETHEART DEAL

5 mil per year????? U are on crack.

Only a dumb cane honk would call an on campus stadium an eyesore.

They are hallowed beautiful places U rent-to-not-own F'in CHUMP.

Enjoy the BUS RIDE to home games U clueless moron.

By the way U dumb cane honk, it's called Florida Gator Championship Field now. We have a richer legacy there than U do. We actually fill the place too U has-beens.

Randy Phillips scares me...he's a liability at safety. An inexperienced Ray Ray would be an improvement.

Sniff, Sniff....what is that stench ??

Ohhh - that's the rotting corpse that used to be Hurricane Football !!! LMAO !!!

It's over.

USC plays at the Collesium (off campus),
UCLA plays at the Rose Bowl (off campus).

UM's stadium is nicer than most professional stadium.

Congrats to the Gators for finally beating us for the first time in over a quarter century. NO wonder they are afraid of and refuse to play us again.

5 mil per year????? U are on crack.

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | August 03, 2009 at 02:08 PM

and routine sellouts will double stadium income …

HIGH TIMES

Um doesn't sellout Shiite U dumb cane honk.

U didn't "get paid" squat U F'in clown. 5 million is a PROJECTION moron.

Did U stop by and chat with the concierge after the FSU game dumbazz?

Love the Kohler toilets.

Enjoy the 14$ chicken sandwich U clueless moron.

Man I can't believe these Gator fans FEEL THEY HAVE MORE TRADITION THAN MIAMI Have you guys been watching college football live. When they ask the commentators what game had the most impact on what particular state they focused on. Lets see Maryland greatest win against Miami. Pennstate win in the Fiesta... miami Boston college with the Hail Mary yup Miami. Ohio State win in the Fiesta yea buddy U guessed it the Canes. Its not us but people feel when they beat Miami they have reached the promised land. They have touched the Mountaintop. You Gator fans need some reality nourishment. More legacy than miami get real homie. They only legacy u got is Gatorade and that really don't taste good. Now lets look at the canes From 83 to basically 91 we was involved in every championship game. Nebraska BC OU Pennstate OU NOtredame (88 my least fav) 89we won 90 we lost to Bama and 91 we tied wit Washington. Legacy huh More wins at home than any other team EVerrrrrrrrrrrr. Thats 58 buddy more numbers than the State give you on you food stamp card. Players that play for the shield. Dude lets not breakdown positions.
these r players that would smoke the gators on any given Saturday
QB-kelly kosar walsh dorsey Erickson
RB-Highsmith Portis mcgahee Jackson James
Te's Franks Shockey Olson Winslow
WR-Thomas Irvin Moss Johnson Wayne
OL-lets just take Dorsey's line I mean we've so many Leon searcy's and carey's and mckinnie's its stupid.
Dl-Sapp Kennedy Wilfork J. Brown Fortson(he'll be a star)
LB's Barrow(he was a killa) Armstead Smith Vilma Beason Gooden D.J Williams. ok ok I'll stop
DB's McNeal Taylor(rip) Reed Buchanon Mcdowell Rumph.......Should I do kickers now punk. No legends for the gators man sorry. Oh wait yea you do. You got a coach who won what 10 sec championships and one title. You lost to Bama when they had no team except Shaun Alexander. You let FSu come back with dunn and company.
Really your school is a Y2K school meaning you started to get status because of the BCS. Fred Taylor was your best player and your field is cool but this ain't about home stadiums its about rings. You don't play for a ring at home...opps well the Canes did cause of the Orange Bowl but thats not they fault. Keep Gloating but don't question history because you can't lie about history. History shows the Canes run Fla FSU is second and The gators is that red headed step child that was born through incest and we don't talk about it. yknow you can talk but don't form correct sentences. Time to go Tebow is having a virgin summit at Urbans office tonite. They gonna put FSU paint on they face, scream like its blood and talk about the virtures of saving yourself. HOlla

Um doesn't sellout Shiite U dumb cane honk.

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | August 03, 2009 at 03:17 PM

http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/093002aab.html

in 2002, U averaged 70K …

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

and in 2009 will average 25K in this economy with no alumni base and an awful team of high school all-stars coached by a bunch of bumbling fools!!!

Um D that was months ago? Nothing has really been written about him since the draft and such his recruiting story had a huge impact on the way recruiting is currently handled I wondered how the whole thing played out. It's like stopping the bible at Corinthians.

So if you have information instead of insults I would appreciate it.

Plus I only use my search skills to find pics of your mother. Usually in the /B section of 4chan. Go back to eating your marblecake. Shame on you. Talking with your mouth full like that.

D I am a shark...!!! Search that

http://img512.imageshack.us/i/zyt4bt6unmy4rp5mstuytz7uw9.jpg/

I forgot it's little "d"

Your sister said not to give you more credit than you deserve and by sister I meant girlfriend/grandmother/bea arthur(post burial).

Posted by: HillViewCane | August 03, 2009 at 03:52 PM

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What a tool U are !!!

In honor of Shark Week

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrB2_zqJQJU

and in 2009 (UM) will average 25K in this economy

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | August 03, 2009 at 03:49 PM

http://wallstnation.com/alan-greenspan-recession-ending-07312009

We may very well have 2.5% (growth) in the current quarter …
I’m short-term optimistic …
I’m pretty sure we’ve already seen the bottom.
-- former fed chairman alan greenspan

one of the things i love about miami football is that the fan base is an nfl city type crowd.u nerds can keep your on campus stadiums u got nada on hurricane football tradition.

Lil d are you still there? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuWlfHhka2k

Has florida ever had an undefeated season?

and in 2009 (UM) will average 25K with no alumni base

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | August 03, 2009 at 03:49 PM

http://beachcombersports.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/dolphins-jpeg.jpg

alumni don’t = fans

FANS = FANS

We may very well have 2.5% (growth) in the current quarter …
I’m short-term optimistic …
I’m pretty sure we’ve already seen the bottom.
-- former fed chairman alan greenspan

Posted by: green | August 03, 2009 at 04:13 PM
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The same Alan Greenspan that said a Housing Bubble did not exist in 2006. LMAO !! get a clue, anyone saying the recession is over is trying to sell mortgages and real estate.

- Large volume of LIBOR rated ARMs set to adjust in December of 2009, we ain't see a bottom to this yet. Mark it down.


Gayturds: show some class and less ignorance. however something tells me you can't do that, so just go post on some other blog. maybe a UF blog, or does that make too much sense?

btw, is there anything else to do in Gainesville, besides cheat at school, get arrested, or mingle with rednecks at the Swamp?

Get out of the trailer park and get a job.

Who is this Ohhh and Four? This is a family site and you are on here with a screen name displaying your IQ and length. I don't know in which order because your mom is still mad at me.

And U will STILL take a bus to home games.

and in 2009 (UM) will average 25K with no alumni base

Posted by: OOOOOOH and FouR| August 03, 2009 at 03:49 PM

http://beachcombersports.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/dolphins-jpeg.jpg

alumni don’t = fans

FANS = FANS

Posted by: green | August 03, 2009 at 04:22 PM

Great job at posting a less than half full stadium you delusional cane honk. U probably spend a lot of time at Disney World too....Green.
U like fantasy. Solid attendance numbers at the fish house are pure fantasy.

a lil less than a month. can't wait to see some college football.

Solid attendance numbers at the fish house are pure fantasy.

Posted by: gaturd agent provocateur | August 03, 2009 at 05:00 PM

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mifl/sports/m-footbl/auto_widephoto/2736937.jpeg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_516Xj-QV6PU/SOmMekVRVcI/AAAAAAAABFI/XuJ1FtE0mUs/DSC05885.JPG

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_516Xj-QV6PU/SOmM0TMdjfI/AAAAAAAABG4/TQZ2K_MYAkw/DSC05951.JPG

FULL HOUSE

Hope VT lives up to the hype.

Randy Phillips scares the crap out of me too. He got burned at corner a lot, but more importantly, the guy can't tackle to save his life. He is a glaring liability on D.

Cane fans, please ignore the gator clown. The Miami blog is his life - it's clearly what he lives for. Believe it or not, there are a few objective Gator fans that I know that would be the first to ignore him and his dribble... Go Canes!!!

What? Randy Phillips is pretty good! Not great but good! He had like two INTs against fsu in 07!!!!!He is our best safety at this point! I know we are used to great ones. VT and Ray Ray will be great in time! I Hope!

Sorry...Randy Phillips and Demarcus Van Dyke are terrible in the secondary. I would go as far as saying that they are both emotionally divorced from the game of football. Harris #1 plays with fire, but was inexperienced...Grant #24 plays with intensity. Phillips and DvD get burned and walk back to the sideline like. "Oh well." DvD talks the talk but can't walk the walk...he's a paper tiger. Tebow singled him out and exposed him last September. Phillips a natural safety (according to Randy Shannon) was pwned by Sam Bradford in Norman Oklahoma two years ago to the tune of 4 touchdowns. The Canes lack that emotional leader in both huddles. I forsee Laron Byrd being a force in the offensive huddle, and Colin McCarthy (welcome back) in the defensive huddle. Sorry but Randy Phillips is still a liability...

Phillips and DVD have grown a lot from last year. Keep in mind a lot has changed over the Spring and Summer. Phillips was playing CB during that OU game. He hasn't forgotten about and can't wait to make it up.

Additionally, we have leaders on both sides of the ball. Jacory and Fox on offense, Moncur, McCarthy, and yes, Phillips (players look up to him) on defense. Lets resume this conversation on 9/8.

185 lbs at safety? Good luck.

Randy Phillips scares me...he's a liability at safety. An inexperienced Ray Ray would be an improvement.

Posted by: Patriot Act

I have more faith In RP than any other player in the secondary.. U'll see!!

Just bought season tickets today. LET'S SUPPORT OUR CANES!

5 mil per year????? U are on crack.

Only a dumb cane honk would call an on campus stadium an eyesore.

They are hallowed beautiful places U rent-to-not-own F'in CHUMP.

Enjoy the BUS RIDE to home games U clueless moron.

By the way U dumb cane honk, it's called Florida Gator Championship Field now. We have a richer legacy there than U do. We actually fill the place too U has-beens.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA just another one of the many gaytor queers that believe football started in 2006.

Oh how rough the next 5 years will be for UFag!

no harvin = 1-2 losses

no teblow = 3-4 losses

no meyer = 5-6 losses

more tradition that the U?? hahahahahaha

National Titles:
UM 5
UFag 3

get on our level!

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