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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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Football seasons have peaks and valleys just like life. The valleys get you ready for the peaks. The jerks who write in hating RS and the U don't get that. FSU is like a see-saw, up and down. Fla. has had its share of valleys, but has come up to the peaks now. The smart and talented kids go to the programs where they can play and not wait 3 years; where they can build a program and be proud of themselves. The U is working its way back to the days of Peaks and it will soon be there. The asst. coaches RS brought in this year are very talented men. The best and brightest surround themselves with those kind of people. The stock market doesn't go straight up, its like a stair case, it zigs. It builds foundations and goes from there. Occasionally and unexpected pothole happened and it gets a flat tire and stops. Until the tire is fixed it stays still. The U is rolling now. Its not a Clunker. Its not a Rolls Royce yet either but its getting there. Just hold on and enjoy the ride and wear your seat belt, cause every game is not going to be a super highway. I think the U will do at least 9/3 or if lucky 10/2 or 11/1. A heck of a lot better than last year's 7/6.

Wow the 'children' are still posting on the Canes blog site, that tells me 2 things, first they know that we're waaaaay better and getting better all the time, and second, you have to be a child to post on another teams blog site. Skipping school again kids? Tisk, tisk.

I think Julian H hit the nail right on the head. Coker really did leave us with NOTHING! Butch Davis had more senior talent on his team in the middle of the sanctioned years. Look at the seniors on this team! 1) they are all pretty much on the defensive side of the ball (James being the exception). 2) The are all placeholders while Shannon's recruits grow up.

Point is, this team has grown leaps and bounds, and regardless of what happens Saturday, we are much better than last year.

The people who are dumping on Shannon now are the same morons who flew that sign over the OB calling for UM to fire Butch Davis. He's only one of the greatest coaches to have been at the U, and impatient idiots thought that he stunk because he was losing games with a squad that wasn't even full due to sanctions. Now Shannon is facing the exact same thing...no senior talent, young QB, young receivers, young CB's, and everyone thinks he stinks. It is lunacy.

These people would probably want to pronounce sentence in a trial right after the opening statements.

Did anyone read in Barry Jackson's buzz column that Pat Hill was hurt and Mike James is being tried at FB? If this is the case it is huge!

It seems like we have multiple key players hurt every week.

all these haters:
shannon brings in these guys as the rest of his recruits this year:
linder
clements
payne
harris (nw wr)
mccartney
leminoir de(spell check please)
1 or 2 more... what do you think manny? hows that shape this yr recruiting class up.. shannon has won the state recruiting the last 2 years and will show the next 2 years..
he has to at least see j12 class through there senior or 1 yr be on...thats was the number 1 recruiting class nation in that yr he has to see them through...

anyhow LETS SELL THIS #@$ %$#@ STADIUM OUT SAT NIGHT AND ROCK THE #$%^ THING LIKE REAL CANES DO!!!

i like mike james at fullback maybe even javarris at fb... when davenport made the switch that yr it was nasty casue if you let the fb go on play action hes off to the races

Very funny how when we were 2-0, all these idiots saying we're back, and Shannon's a great coach doing the right things, blah, blah. STFU, and either support the team and coaches or hit the bricks. We dont' need fans like that.

For all of u calling Tommy Tuberville wat has he done. If he was such an outstandn coach he would be coaching washington, tennessee or any team that had an opening right. He had a couple good yrs at auburn and beat alabama a couple times but has he won a national championship. Be foreal ok football passed em by long time ago, he can't coach his way out of a paper bag right now. Did u c that awful offense he had his last 4 yrs at auburn, and the defense suckd to. Get off randy's back, if ur not a hurricane thru thick and thin get off this blog. Randy bought respectability back to the U. He mayb learning on the fly, but JIMMY JOHNSON endorses Randy I thnk he knows more about football then u armchair coaches.

I think Julian H hit the nail right on the head. Coker really did leave us with NOTHING!
... no senior talent

Posted by: ChicagoCane | September 30, 2009 at 09:58 AM

Epps
Fox
Baby J
Phillips
McCarthy
Bosher
Franklin*
Coop*

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

Get off randy's back, if ur not a hurricane thru thick and thin get off this blog.

Posted by: representn dis U | September 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

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

Posted by: david luck | September 30, 2009 at 09:51 AM

STFU, and either support the team and coaches or hit the bricks. We dont' need fans like that.

Posted by: ColaCane | September 30, 2009 at 10:25 AM

my university right or wrong ; )

DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC

Posted by: representn dis U | September 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

Wow! I think you said you don't want Tommy, and Jimmy trusts Randy!

I agree!

Go 'canes!

WELL I'M ONE OF THOSE DIE HARD FANS, I'M WITH YOU WHEN YOU'RE UP AND I'M WITH YOU WHEN YOU'RE DOWN. "ICE", CANES KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. ALWAYS REMEMEMBER THAT A SMILE IS A FROWN TURNED UPSIDE DOWN. WHAT THAT SIMPLY MEANS IS THAT ON ANY GIVEN DAY, YOU MIGHT NOT BE SURE WHOSE WITH YOU AND WHOSE NOT.NEVER, EVER LOSE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF. THEY LAUGHED AT DAVID TO, BUT THAT DIDN'T STOP HIM FROM DEFEATING GOLIATH. OKAY SO YOU TOOK A "SPANKING," NOW YOU HAVE TWO CHOICES. YOU CAN RE-DIRECT AND COLLECT OR RUN AND DEFECT. I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU ARE WARRIORS SO YOU WILL COLLECT THE SPOILS. KEEP THE FAITH. ROMANS 8:28

You guys need to take a deep breath. Nobody expected the U to win a national championship this year. This is still a young team with allot of bright spots. Anything better than a 9 & 4 season is a bonus. We will get there soon, just be patient!!!

Oregon Cane

Pedro, you are an "f"ing idiot...go play soccer or something dude!!!!

Defensive problem, no strong defensive tackles equals, no pass rush push in the middle and all the time to throw the ball. Where has Marcus Robinson been all year? When this dee finally matures they will be a BEAST as a Unit. You have to also remember, most of your top schools have coaching consistentcy, which DA "U" has not. We have rotated OFF. & Def. cooridinators, like musical chairs the last 5 years. When we finally have that, then will be back. 2010 will be the year!

Why would anyone say that Randy Shannon has had enough time (2years)to rebuild a program that was under a "self-imposed" probation period(I'm referring to the Larry Coker era)? Butch Davis coached some horrible teams in the mid-nineties. What would have happened had he not given him the time to rebuild the program? I'm sure we would not have a fifth national title if he had been prematurely fired.

As for Tommy Tuberville, why would you want a coach who has not proven anything other than consistent mediocracy? How many SEC titles does Tuberville have? How many national championships does Tuberville have? How many of Tuberville's players made it to the National Football League. When Tuberville has a resume' worthy of the U, then maybe we can consider his application. Until then, I'd rather stick with someone that is "PASSIONATE" about Miami and not just here for a paycheck like every other coach in Division one football.
Finally,exactly what racial divide are you referring to? So what three kids left the program that knew they would not play. Obviously, they were not committed to the university. We do not need players whose' intention is to play two years and leave for the NFL. Yes, I'm specifically referring to someone.

THE STUPIDITY OF WANTING COACH FIRED IS BEYOND BELIEF!! CANT YOU SEE THE TALENT THAT WE HAVE NOW. VT WAS A STUMBLE!! JUST LIKE WASHINGTON TRIPPED UP USC, JUST LIKE BYU DID IT TO OU, AND SO ON . WE BEAT OU THIS SATURDAY !! WE ARE A GOOD TEAM, YOUNG AND GOOD, NEXT YEAR WERE GREAT!! GREAT AND NOT THAT YOUNG. IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD SOMETHING FROM NOTHING. COKER LEFT NOTHING. AND "TOMMY TUPPERWARE" LEFT NOTHING AT AUBURN, THATS WHY THEY ARE A NON-ISSUE NOW. DON'T BE BLIND FOLKS, JUST SHOW UP SATURDAY AND MAKE'EM HEAR US. YES, STOP TALKING SMACK AND GO TO THE GAMES!!!

GO CANES!!!!!!

LAZ

PEDRO NO UNDERSTANDI THE GAMEY OF FOOTEBOLI. THATS WHY HE MAKES DOOOMASS COMMENTS LIKE THAT. PLUS HE WAS NEVER HUGGED AS A CHILD . UNLIKE RYAN WHO WAS HUGGED A BIT TOO MUCH, OLD LADY SAYS HI RYAN.

GO CANES!!!

LAZ......

i agree with alot of Laz's points, except that last week's loss was the worst in 30 years. i would go with the virginia loss to close out the orange bowl. second would be the loss to GT last year when they gave up near 500 yds on the ground. i am still letting this year play out before i am too critical. i will however be critical of the recruiting, we did not do well enough last year and aren't doing that well this year. not well enough to be a top 10 team that is. where are all the o-lineman?? cb's??? keion payne is fine, but there alot of 4-5 star recruits in the area who are going elsewhere!

ryan smith, i like that u are positive, but there are still many issues to be resolved round here. Laz was telling it like it is, that kind of showing last week was unexceptable!! i knew if would be tuff to win that one, and i didn't think we would, but we looked totally lost. just as lost as we have been over the last 4 years. i see many positives, but last week's effort left us looking like the same team of the last 4 years! recruiting needs to pick up to get us back into top 10, we are living off the class of 2 years ago! not much since!

Coaches only tell players what to do.
Coaches are not on the field playing the game.
Coach Shannon wasn't out there missing tackles. Coach shannon wasn't out there letting muffed punts go back to V tech. Coach shannon wasn't out there Dropping catchable passes. Coach shannon wasn't missing blocks and getting Jacory killed from the blind side.
Coach shannon didn't throw any interception. All coaches do is tell players how to execute the plays. Players get the Job done. I understand you may not like the guys for whatever reasons but he's doing his job by getting them ready to play the game. The PLAYERS are the ones Who have to execute the game plan to win the game. There are too many fake fans cheering for the U. IF your not for the coach Than you are not for the TEAM. Let the the University deal with who is the coach, because apparently in their eyes he's doing a damn good job. Its just sad to hear all this babbage about the Coach one week after the U lost the game. Stick together for a change in see how wonderful things will become.
Our boys played soft last week and they got there but whipped and that's the bottom line. Ain't no coach had to do anythign about what happened on last saturday. NOW it's up to the players to change the outcome this week. They have the game plan but the players have to get the good done. That's how it always been and will be.

GOD bless
-Coach Chester


Guys will keep coming here because of Whipple's reputation and the performance of the Offense in the first 2 games.

If we fire Shannon....Whipple is the new head coach, not Tubberville. Let Whipple hire a young staff with good experience.

Oklahoma should not stand a chance on Saturday if our Canes come ready to play. Defense, defense, defense then some more defense.

I'm flying in from Los Angeles for Saturday's showdown in which the Canes will redeem themselves.

I wish these bandwagon fans would just shut up. Randy is a fine coach it's his first gig and by God I think he has finally gotten the pieces right with the current staff. We got our loss out of the way and we should win out. If you ask me this Canes team is like night and day compared to the 2008 team. We just really need to root for VT's opponents every week from here on out. The bandwagoner's need to jump ship and be an FAMU fan or something. What makes people thing bringing in Tommy Tub's would solve anything, People if there is a problem at the "U" its not the coaching, it's simpler than that. I strongly believe its Shalala not spending the money wiseley, like on our athletic training facilities. Why do I say this? We seem to be getting more injuries more often the past few years. Look this could be the issue, that or we need a new strength and conditioning coach. If I'm wrong I'm wrong but we seem to be losing players left and right every week to injury. I realize injuries occur but just sit back and think about it for a few. Well my time has expired and my thoughts are done.. Good Night and GOOOOO!!! CANES!!!!! beat the Sooners just as bad as they beat uS last year...

GREAT JOB GUYS, LET'S CONTINUE TO GET BETTER. THE NAY SAYERS REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND THE DEVELOPMENT PART OF "BUILDING" A CHAMPION.

Hey Lazaro! (second post) You are a DIM WIT!. The U doesn't OWE you SHISH. You either love the Canes or you don't and just because your a season ticket holder doesn't mean they have to play for U. The Canes have to play for themselves. They have to win for themselves. I think RS have put a good team together. They need to learn how to win consistently. I guess you have no idea what it takes to play football and try to win everygame when people are patting U on the back saying how good you are, or aren't. You should stay in your lil AC office and chill out. The CANES will be fine and they have a good leader in THE SURGEON! LETS GO CANES!< WOOP THE STOOPS!

Canesdevil, your young huh son? I don't have to list my credentials or flex what I know about football for you or anybody. From personal experience I can tell you that when your good you don't need to play mind games with yourself, you don't show up now and then. There was a time that this team "not only beat you, told how they were going to do it, then went out and did it". We are working our way back there but were young it takes time. When your dad was probably still playing footsie with mom I sat in that Orange Bowl and witnessed the top of the world of College ball with MY Hurricanes!!
So shut up boy you sound ignorant.

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