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Linder, Payne love what they see in Canes

I had to race out of UM after today's press conference and interview session with players and coach Randy Shannon to visit St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. It forced me to miss our afternoon chat and not post anything I gathered from this morning.

So, here's something to tide you over until I can catchup later tonight. If you get a chance Friday night, catch No. 1 Aquinas' showdown with No. 2 Byrnes (S.C.). Chances are there will be two future Canes playing for the Raiders -- cornerback Keion Payne (6-0, 170) and offensive tackle Brandon Linder (6-5, 270).

Both told me this afternoon they've loved what they've seen from the Hurricanes so far this season and playing in Coral Gables next year is something they say could very likely happen. And both said they'll be on the Hurricanes sideline for the Oklahoma game on Saturday night.

"I love what Coach Whipple has done with that offense," said Linder, considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com. "I'm not sure when I'm going to make a decision yet. But it could be soon."

"They are definitely No. 1 for me," said Payne, considered a three-star recruit by Rivals."I just love the intensity they bring every week and I know from watching them on film I could come in right away and help them out."

> I'll have more for you later including a video interview with Jacory Harris from our old segment Getting To Know The U with our new host Judy Erwin.

> And all the audio interviews from today -- Sean Spence, Jacory Harris, Randy Shannon, Joel Figueroa, AJ Trump and Demarcus Van Dyke -- will be available shortly on our UM audio page.

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TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI DEFENSIVE UNIT :


"I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE ASHAMED OF MY DEFENSE !! IN 30 YEARS OF FAITHFUL AND SOMETIMES FANATICAL DEVOTION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI FOOTBALL HURRICANES I HAVE NEVER EVER WITNESSED A MORE GUTLESS AND COWARDLY EFFORT ON DEFENSE. YOU LAID DOWN !! ARE YOU GOING TO ALLOW OKLAHOMA TO COME IN HERE AND DO IT AGAIN INFRONT OF THE HOME CROWD ? WE REMEMBER A TIME WE WERE 58-0 AT HOME BECAUSE OF THE DEFENSE!! WERE IS SPENCE #31 ?? BRANDON HARRIS WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? DEMARCUS VAN DYKE IS IT JUST HYPE OR ARE YOU FOR REAL? ARTHUR BROWN WE NEED TO SEE YOU BE THE MONSTER THEY SAY YOU ARE!! OLIVER VERNON THEY DON'T JUST PUT PEOPLE IN THE NFL YOU GOTTA EARN IT SON!! DARRYL SHARPTON THIS IS IT ! THERE IS NO 6 TH YEAR!!!
ALLEN BAILY ,MARCUS ROBINSON, MICANOR REGIS, JORDAN FUTCH, ETC,ETC,ETC. CAN WE GET A LITTLE DEFENSE THIS SATURDAY ?

THIS IS WHO YOU ARE RIGHT NOW:

1. 85TH IN SCORING DEFENSE
2. 86TH AGAINST THE RUN
3. 89TH AGAINST THE PASS

IN OTHER WORDS THERE IS NO DEFENSE RIGHT NOW!!! YOU DON'T LIKE MY WORDS?? ARE THEY HARSH ? DO THEY STING ?? PROVE ME WRONG, SHOW ME, DON'T TELL ME!! THATS WHAT GOT US HERE, TALK! WE THE FANS TALK, THE MEDIA TALKS AND WHAT DO YOU DO ? YOU LISTEN AND YOU BELIEVE THE HYPE. AND THINK BECAUSE THERE IS A "U" ON THE HELMET YOUR GONNA WIN. WENT DOWN THERE AND GOT HANDLED. SHAME ON YOU. BUT SHAME CAN EASILY TURN INTO GREATNESS IF YOU SHOW UP TO PLAY SATURDAY. JUST A SHORT DRIVE, GIVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE AND MORE. AND IF NOT A WIN ATLEAST SATISFACTION THAT YOU DIDN'T LAY DOWN ! THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO THIS COIN: THURSDAY THE 17TH OF SEPTEMBER. THE OTHER IS SATURDAY THE 26TH OF SEPTEMBER!!!

WE EXPECT MORE, WE DESERVE MORE!!!"


LAZARO A. ARRIBAS
SEASON TICKET HOLDER

RANDY SHANNON HAS TO GO!!!!

HES WORTHLESS! HORRIBLE COACH! HORRIBLE EVALUATOR!

FIRE THIS BUM!!

We 'Canes fans are behind you guys 100% no matter what. We understand all of the hard work you guys have put into this program and we are so grateful for it. Thank you.

Now, forget last Saturday. It's over. You guys are so much better than that. You know it, we know it, the whole nations knows it. Get ready and be excited to bounce back in a big way this Saturday night. Bring your A game, bring the swagger, and we will win. We are the U, no excuses....just dominate.

Ryan Smith
Season Ticket Holder

Brandon and Keion,

You both are class acts and tremendous football players. You are welcomed at the U with open arms. The U is back, but not finished. We need you two. It's going to be one special ride.

Best of luck in your season. Beat Byrnes and win that state championship again!

Go Raiders! Go 'Canes!


Ryan Smith
Season Ticket Holder

Randy Shannon is an inept coach! He needs to be fired! Enough of the racial divide. Hes a shitty coach and needs to go!

Please disregard anything written IN ALL CAPS.

They were not written by 'Canes fans.

They are bitter, jealous, and lonely people.

Unfortunately they are everywhere.

Just them ignore their existence.


We 'Canes fans love our team no matter what. Randy Shannon will be here for the next 10 years at least. This is his dream job and what he is building is undeniable. It's going to be one special ride.

Ryan Smith
Season Ticket Holder

True, Ryan: pathetic attempts to sour the tone of Manny's brilliant blog.
Can't wait for the Saturday - flying down from NYC for the game. We're going to spring on the Sooners and get back up at number 10 in the rankings.
Love the energy and passion Shannon and the kids are bringing.
Go Canes!

I agree Ryan. Anybody that posts in all caps is either a teenage girl or just a plain loser looking for attention. I always immediately disregard anything in all caps as I know it is going to be a bunch of worthless drivel that is not worth my time.

I'm coming in from Denver to see the game on Saturday! I only wish I could still be in Miami and have season tix, but ya gotta go where the money is.

Go Canes!!!

Teenage girl....I love it! Big statement coming saturday night in Landshark....I can feel it!! Canes win 31-23

LOL from posting and blogging like a 13 year old girl last week, pumping up and hyping the Canes, to missing chats and infrequent blogs. My O my what a difference a week makes.

Canes recruiting is horrid right now, ranked in the 20s on Rivals. No one wants to go to a school where they dont know who the coach will be in 2 years. Then a new coach comes in and wants his players. You would have to be an idiot to go to a Miami team who may be going in a different direction in 1-2 years. If Randy Shannon's job was secure, he would have had a contract extension.

I will say that once Miami gets a solid coach (i.e. Tommy Tubberville for example), Miami will be back but until then it is 4-6 loss seasons.

I agree, Shannon has more then enough time to turn around this program!

Hes the only one on the staff from the 2001 National Title team! Hes a cancer along with Coker.

How about this one Sarasota

From talking National Championship and Jacory for Heisman last week, to talking about recruiting and the offseason. What a difference one week makes.

any chance we see some wildcat offense at all from whip? i think it'd be interesting if Ray Ray ran it.

Sarasota 'Cane knows NOTHING about football.

He's not even a 'Canes fan. He's a UCF fan for crying out load!!! ahahahaha

The 'Canes have had back 2 back top 10 recruiting classes this past year. This team is MUCH BETTER than last year. What offensive player wouldn't want to play for the 'Canes right now? Whipple's offense is amazing and pro-style. What defensive player wouldn't want to be on the 'Canes? Look at all the NFL players the school has produced! They've been up and down this year, but usually Miami's defenses are legendary. Many recruits want to be a part of that. This program is on the rise.

The U is back, and the 13 year old girls are crying.

The U is on the rise again!

Recruits have taken note.

Jump on the ship before it sails!

LAZARO A. ARRIBAS...stop crying

DIZZLEMYNIZZLE...can "U" do any betta??? No, so stop cryin too

We got too many fake a** wannabe fans on here its ridiculus...if "U" a Gayturd go find a blog on dem...if "U" a Criminole for find a blog on dem...if "U" a Knight go find a blog on dem...if "U" a Bull go find a blog on dem...I think yah get da picture!

THE U IS BACK EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!

THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM IN THE NATION THESE PAST 30 YEARS IS BACK FOR MORE!!!!!!!!!!

5 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND COUNTING!!!!!!!!!!!!

FEAR THE U.

We need to support the Canes, not be so divided and for Randy how could anyone compare him to Coker must be an idiot. I'm proud to be a Canes fan and support the team to the end.

these guys will change their minds after OU game. miami will show they have not truly grown any shannon is a nightmare that wont go away. keith is right, coker was waaay better than shannon

Don't worry about the phony "fans" posting here. This is what they do when they aren't beating their dogs.

people are talking about tuberville what has he done as a coach i got fired from auburn for a reason. this is shannons third year it takes time to build a program and time to get the right recruits. that is what shannon is doing.

empires aren't built overnight

Just like after the FSU, GT game the pathetic haters will go back to their caves.

They thrive on when the 'Canes are down. 1983-2004 their lives were pure misery. They've been having a ball these last few years, but now they are FREAKING OUT because it's obvious the U is back. They are scared.

There's no doubt this is a program on the ride, and all top recruits have noticed. They want to jump on now before it's too late.

Calm down Canes- I thought we would win a close one - I knew home field and rain favored them , they wanted it more and it showed. The Sooners can be beat and we can beat them if we play our best , pressure OU and force OU turnovers. We have a very good team , beat OU and run he table. Players need to shun the hype and avoid the naysayers. Now,Coker was not a bad coach , may have been a good coach - not a great coach- but on all counts Randy is a better coach! Canes, before you can be the MAN , you have to beat the MAN.- Beat OU !

Tubberville is a 1000 X better coach than Randy Shannon. Shannon is lost. Clueless. Cant manage a game, the clock, or his timeouts. He isnt a head coach. He is a defensive coordinator and that is it.

Everything has changed with the Canes except one thing, the head coach. How many coordinators have been fired or left under Randy Shannon??? Who is the constant? Randy Shannon! Why hasnt anyone extended Randys contract???? Because the administration knows it too! Dude is lost and it is so easy to see.

ok thats some good news so hopefully eduardo clements is the silent commit that UM has. so, if linder and payne join that leaves us with D'vontae davis ( my bad if i typed it incorrect) hopefully ivan McCartney michalee harris, allen hurns, corey lemonier, jef luc that is on our most wanted list.

i think the locks are eduardo clements, linder,hurns, and davis. so hopefully we can add a few more to build more depth in the secondary and bring more athletes to build the program up.

if we get linder that will really bolster up our O-line for the 2010 recruiting class. lets make things happen and play hurricane ball agains OU.
CANES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Manny dude, you gotta start cleaning house too many spamming morons like Pedro to make commenting on here enjoyable.

Posted by: MRA | September 29, 2009 at 06:22 PM

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When will U dumb Cane Tards learn ???

U WIN , WE GO AWAY ...

Randy Shannon will be here for the next 10 years at least. This is his dream job and what he is building is undeniable. It's going to be one special ride.

Ryan Smith
Season Ticket Holder

Posted by: Ryan Smith | September 29, 2009 at 07:50 PM


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE !!! Get together with the other 15,000 U season ticket holders and raise enough money and give Shannon a 10 year contract extension ASAP... I'm begging U .

Love the energy and passion Shannon and the kids are bringing.
Go Canes!

Posted by: 718 | September 29, 2009 at 08:02 PM

U did see what happened in Blacksburg Sat. right ?

THE U runs this state, and loves the hate!

J12 is still a Heisman candidate rather that be this year, next or the year after next. Oh, look, he's still on the list:

http://espn.go.com/college-football/heisman09/index

A National Title is still in reach this year, next and the year after next. I'm even thinking two!

It's also funny how an unnamed team is being talked about not winning a National Title just by one player that might not be there. Probably because it's run him left, right and up the middle. That must make the TEAM feel inadequate, and makes their future look very dark. The rides over boys and girls. Time for the adults to play!

GO CANES!!!

Shannon sucks at being a coach!!

He doesn't have any NFL prospects on his roster!

Butch Davis could evaluate talent! Shannon cannot!

Enough !

4 weeks ago, most people were begging for a 2-2 forst 4 games. MAny said we'll be ok with 2-2. Some said 3-1, a few were bragging about 4-0. Haters (and there were many), swore upa nd down that it was going to be 0-4. 0-4,0-4, 0-4, oh and four.

Guess what. It can be 3-1 and all the haters will just have to be shut up. Recruits will be there. recruits will be watching. Win or lose, the energy that will be present there in 4 days will be electrifying. It will feel like the CAnes of ol.

There is nothing like it. Not Ohio State, Not gainesville, Not FSU, not Michigan or USC. The U is unique. In every sense of the word. Why would Seminole, gator, Hokie, Bull fans be posting here?

It's Us against the world. The U against the world. We love to be hated. We used to love to be feared. That sense is coming back.

I guarantee you OK are crapping in their pants/ They dont know whats about to hit them.

Tubberville is a 1000 X better coach than Randy Shannon. Shannon is lost. Clueless. Cant manage a game, the clock, or his timeouts. He isnt a head coach. He is a defensive coordinator and that is it.

Posted by: Sarasota ' Cane's Dad | September 29, 2009 at 09:50 PM

Hey "Dad", Tubberville made some terrible decisions at Auburn! His last OC hire (which cost him his job!) was worse than a joke! The OC came in with his "secret" playbook that he was selling to all the local HS's in the ALA, North Florida area! Huh?? OC at Auburn with the same playbook as Hoover HS???? No thanks!

Go 'canes!

What a nice neatly package of mixed nuts did I find in this blog. Planters must really be proud. Leave Shannon alone, he is the coach and will be next year and the year after that. So will the off & def cord.'s the coaching staff is set. The players are set.... They are still a bit young. There are holes on both sides of the ball that will be filled in the next few years. Please cane fans give this team the respect that they are due. Lets think about this year and its only 1/3 the way over. NC is a far off request. The ACC is in our hands, ok so we lost 1 but the year has just begun. Lets see how the other teams do against one another. FSU is out, Maryland is out, GT is a wounded duck one more loss and that team will find it very hard to get the nod. VA Tech is on top now but still has plenty of tough games left. If Miami continues to win its ACC games and we get a little help from other teams below us. You can write all you want to vent your frustrations about the loss last week. Do you think for a minute that the players are not with you on this....They know what happen and the coaches know, and are trained to turn that loss into the next win. If you think that you are better then I suggest you go out and start coaching little league football, work your way up the ladder to HS then DIVII then to a major college. When you do all that then I will write a blog in all capitals blaming you for everything that goes wrong. Give me a break go to the stadium and watch the game back your team, win or loose stand true to your team....Its the American thing to do. Thanks

Man wouldn't it be nice to get Jeff luc?!?! Seriously though, we haven't talked about the real issue with Shannon. He may be a good coach, but he has not grounded these players. They, unlike NFL players, are young and need discipline every Swindon so they doing start drinking their kool aid and then get blasted like they have the past two years. What I'm worried about is last year we didn't just lose to g.t. But we kept losing till past the bowl game. I really believe this year will tell if Shannon can do if. Too much talent not to. Acc championship or bust, right?

Hey "Dad"

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | September 29, 2009 at 11:36 PM

ROTF-LMBO!!! Great one Sota!

So glad we weeded out the fake fans these past few days.

I TAKE IT YOUR MOM WRITES IN ALL CAPS TOO, AND SINCE THAT INCEST THING YOU'VE NEVER REALLY WARMED UP TO HER AGAIN. I UNDERSTAND RYAN, IT'S OK YOU AND MCKENZIE PHILLIPS CAN COMFORT EACH OTHER.

30 YEARS FOLLOWING THIS PROGRAM. BORN RAISED AND STAY IN MIAMI ALL MY LIFE. I DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN A THING TO YOU. BUT IF YOU DON'T REALIZE THEY NEED A KICK IN THE BUT AND NOT ALL THAT SWEETNESS POOR BABY JARGIN YOU ARE A FOOL. WHICH IS OBVIOUS ANYWAY.

LAZ...CUTLER RIDGE

Just left LAX Airport changing my ticket there were some cute girls heading to Miami. I will be coming in from Los Angeles, can't wait to see the Canes beat OU. I support Coach Randy Shannon. Reasons why I support Coach RS because I watch Pete Carroll rebuild USC. Enough said. Go Canes!

Yeah Pete Carroll and Randy Shannon are in the same league. BAWAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

Randy Shannon isnt even in Ron Zook's league. What is Shannon's record in the miserable ACC conference??? WEAK! Imagine if he were in a real conference?

So please, keep supporting Randy Shannon! If you supported him so much you would be banging down Kirby's door forcing him into giving Shannon a contract extension. So please do it!

Remember all the assistant Hurricanes coaches that have been fired or left and the main constant since the Coker days is WAAaaaaaandy Shannon!

If Whipple is such a great offensive mind why did Miami score only 7 points last week? Ohhhh I forgot Jacory Harris had a cold and it was raining! BAHHAHWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH

excUse U!!!!! Turned from the thugs of the 80s to a bunch of babies under Waaaaaaandy Shannon!

Fair weather fans make me SICK! Canes have been improving steadily for the last three years. We lose a game after two great wins and people want to fire the coach. If you aren't pulling for the Canes, I mean really pulling for the Canes, then stay the hell away from Landshark Sat. night.

Yell at Shannon all you want, but it just shows your stupidity. This man has taken a talent-less roster and filled it with guys with heart who are learning to lay it all on the line. We were left with NOTHING from Coker, and look what he's done with our program.

None of you losers were b*$ching last week when we were 2-0 against two teams who most people had us losing to, but all of a sudden we hit one terrible loss and it's off with his head? Give me a break and be true fans for once. The Canes are off to an amazing start.

USC loses to a team that won HOW MANY games last year? Are they awful? Penn State loses AGAIN to Iowa, should they fire Joe Pa? And after putting a hurting on BYU, FSU loses to USF, does that make Bowden an idiot? (no more than usual, I'd say). Get over yourselves. Programs lose, even great programs. We've beaten two ranked teams from a team that lost in a crummy bowl last season. This team is improving by leaps and bounds, and will continue to do so. And if we, god forbid, lose to Oklahoma this weekend, we will have gone 2-2 against ranked opponents, 2-2 in the hardest first four games in the NATION, so grow up and be a canes fan, or ship the f$#! out.

What have you guys that are fan's of UMiami been smoking you will face a team sat. that will light you guys up your team is always thugs and will get so many stupid penalities and it will not matter who is at QB they are more then prepared to smoke your D. The old glory days of Miami are over. south central Fla. and FSU,Gators there all better then what your putting on the field as far as who would not want to play for miami all theses other teams players that are heading up the ladder and not down. what great wins have you got lately. you should have kept coker as your head coach you had a better chance. flush and bury the program put your money in womans sand vollyball more people would care. Sooners 63
canes 13

Give Coach Shannon one more year. If he does not have a top 5 recruitng class and we are not a top 5 program and when the ACC next year then fire him and get the Texas Tech coach or Boise State coach. Donna Shalya should be fired today. Since she has been president of the U, our mighty Canes have gone down hill. I do not want a bunch of nice guys on my CANES, I want some BAD ASS men like Warren Sapp and Ray Lewis.

None of you losers were b*$ching last week when we were 2-0 against two teams who most people had us losing to, but all of a sudden we hit one terrible loss and it's off with his head?

Posted by: Julian H | September 30, 2009 at 08:39 AM

you gloss over the forgettable seasons: 5-7 & 7-6
abiding mediocrity for so long …
when U stand for excellence …
something’s got to give …

TRY ONE’S PATIENCE

Donna Shalya should be fired today. Since she has been president of the U, our mighty Canes have gone down hill.

Posted by: MIAMI MARK | September 30, 2009 at 09:31 AM

http://www.skepdic.com/posthoc.html

fallacious reasoning …

POST HOC ERGO PROPTER HOC

serious are you morons jumping ship cause we lost one damn game you my dear friends are not canes fans... you are truly worthless.. we dont need people like you as fans so save all of us TRUE canes fans the headache and keep your crappy opinion to yourself

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