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Carey, Canes provide Northwestern with lift

As Jacory Harris was walking off the interview stage last Saturday night against Oklahoma, a reporter filled him in on how his beloved Northwestern Bulls had been upset earlier that same evening by rival Booker T. Washington.

"You're lying," Harris fired back. "Man, you just ruined my whole weekend."

Jacory and his seven former high school teammates at UM made sure their weekend wasn't ruined again Thursday night. Along with UM coach Randy Shannon, assistants Micheal Barrow, Aubrey Hill, Clint Hurtt and Wesley McGriff, the Canes made their presence felt when Miami Northwestern took on rival Miami Central in a nationally televised showdown at FIU Stadium. 

Jacory and the current Northwestern Canes didn't just cheer. They coached, spending most of the second half in huddles as their former teammatesrallied with 20 unanswered second half points beat the No. 1-ranked Rockets 22-14. Former Cane and current Dolphin Vernon Carey probably made the biggest splash when he stormed into the team's locker room at halftime and flipped over a Gatorade cooler during a fiery five minute speech.

Say what you want about the University of Miami's recruiting tactics in South Florida (they don't always get all the local stars) but they have a deep bond with Northwestern, the most talent rich program in the area every year. No local team has stocked the Canes with talent more than the 'West has over the past decade. And over the next few years, more Bulls will likely be headed UM's way. 

Defensive tackle Todd Chandler has been a UM commitment for what feels like has been more than a year. Next on the list? 

Probably senior receiver Michaelee Harris (6-2, 190), who hauled in nine passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns and looked every bit as good as the last Bulls receivers to head to UM. He says the Canes are among about a dozen schools (Louisville, Marshall, Nebraska, UM, FIU, UCF, West Virginia, Ole Miss, Miss. State, Kansas State are the others) he has offers from. 

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, just a junior, has every team in the country coveting him. But says he absolutely loves Mark Whipple's offense. Another junior to watch? Linebacker Lyndon Edwards (6-1, 190), who was all over the field for the 'West.

"There is something about being a Bull and being a Cane that has a connection," Chandler said. "It's the swagger, the confidence, the love for your teammates. You see it here when you're wearing the blue and gold and when you're there wearing the green and orange."

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Neal...what are you talking about? stop reading the gator blogs....the only arrests are made in Gainesville nowadays.

Posted by: ATL Cane | October 09, 2009 at 01:34 PM


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Thanks...it was on a ACC blog....but he is just a RS freshman...he will his time..like tomorrow night..GO CANES

Streeter won't be doing Broadcasting for a long time. The []_[] knows about his talent and the NFL can't wait. It's not about if it's about when!

Recruiting is necessary, but the difference you are seeing in this team this year is coaching. It was a monumental upgrade in coaching from Nix and Walton, to Whip and Lovett. If this group stays together for 2 or 3 years, Miami will be among the very best yet again. Winning in college football requires the combination of the acquisition and development of talented players.

Maybe we should start taking up a collection for the "Save Mark Whipple from the NFL" fund very soon.

COACH SHANNON HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THE GREAT RECRUITING AT MIAMI NORTHWESTERN AND BTW. HE'S HOME GROWN(GRADUATED AT MIAMI NORLAND) HE CAN RELATE TO THOSE YOUNG MEN AND YOU KNOW THE SAYING, GOOD OR BAD TALK SPREADS AND GOOD NEWS HAS BEEN SPREAD ABOUT COACH SHANNON AND THE UM, OF COURSE IT ALSO HELPS TO HAVE AN OFFENSIVE COACH LIKE COACH WHIPPLE AND A DEFENSIVE COACH LIKE COACH LOVETT. I PERSONALLY FEEL THAT DADE COUNTY COULD ACTUALLY STOCK THEIR OWN NATIONAL TEAM, IF THEY DECIDED TO PLAY FOR THE UM. PSALMS: 15

This fla no NY they ain't sacred to play anybody. Everybody know I'm in TX. I think the ball here is more organized but FLa got the speed. Who's got the best in the country well FLA CALI and TX can argue that all dayy all nite. But this dude said MISS...........man get cho a** in gear boy. Get in public and don't know how to act. Man yall on more than weed in Miss. No way can any school in Miss hang with the Friday nite lights. this ain't six man son.

Nealtrom are U a Cane or are you frontin with that ring? Talking about Chandler weak. Boy I taped the game and watched it for a third ttime and Jose jose didn't line up on him once. You an undercover ain't you? HATA.

As a witness to Southlake and The NW game I give the nod to Fla but only if STA win it all. They the most loaded team with all them transfers. Thats one thing we don't do in TX we ride with where we live unless you southlake.

I love Haters keep it comin. Streeter aressted.................seriously. UM hate the Pata Family..........really now.........UM hate white kids.............my my my.....we get it all on here CaneNation. Now today Mississippi football produces the best players........hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Time to go to the alcohol house and get some flowers for the misses cause these punks spewing nonsense and not even worth challenging. Lying A** Punks.

no way Miami can open w/ FSU or VT on Labor Day night again and then be expected to win AT Ohio State 4 days later (5 days later -- green).
It will not happen!!

Posted by: MattInNY | October 09, 2009 at 09:17 AM

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2009/10/canes-have-given-acc-a-shot-in-the-arm.html

(ACC Commissioner John Swoffrd) said there is absolutely no chance of UM opening next season with games against Virginia Tech on Labor Day and Ohio State the following week.
"That wouldn't happen," he said. "You can forget about that one."
If the Hurricanes do open 2010 with the Hokies, the league would do everything in its power to avoid them playing another game against a high-quality opponent. One option is moving the Ohio State game to later in the season
-- sunsentinel’s shandel richardson

from your mouth to god’s ear …

DIVINE MERCY

Don't be an idiot Green, you are better than that!

Posted by: MattInNY | October 09, 2009 at 12:55 PM

Green cracks me up! One of my favorite posters!

Posted by: Matt in LA | February 06, 2008 at 11:50 AM

http://www.fallacyfiles.org/adhomine.html

so are you …

ARGUMENTUM AD HOMINEN

Posted by: green | October 09, 2009 at 01:59 PM

Green cracks me up! We all can be better!

no way Miami can open w/ FSU or VT on Labor Day night again and then be expected to win AT Ohio State 4 days later (5 days later -- green).
It will not happen!!

Posted by: MattInNY | October 09, 2009 at 09:17 AM

http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_college_hurricanes/2009/10/canes-have-given-acc-a-shot-in-the-arm.html

(ACC Commissioner John Swoffrd) said there is absolutely no chance of UM opening next season with games against Virginia Tech on Labor Day and Ohio State the following week.
"That wouldn't happen," he said. "You can forget about that one."
If the Hurricanes do open 2010 with the Hokies, the league would do everything in its power to avoid them playing another game against a high-quality opponent. One option is moving the Ohio State game to later in the season
-- sunsentinel’s shandel richardson

from your mouth to god’s ear …

DIVINE MERCY

Posted by: green | October 09, 2009 at 05:55 PM

Swoffard knows he needs a title contender not ratings. I talk, god listens, good guy that one!

The only thing saving Shannon right now in my opinion is that the Canes have that Northwestern connection. Other than the Northwestern kids coming Shannon has done a mediocore job. Remember Shannon was recruiting when Coker was here and they were both brutal. The Canes need to get back to NATIONAL recruiting and not only Miami-Dade which we will get no matter who is coach. We need to get the best players from across the country too.

Sarasota, just a little piece of advice: better to keep your mouth shut and leave men wondering if you are an idiot than to open it and remove all doubt.

Im not even a Canes fan and think you have some wacko Canes fan.

Sign Randy Shannon for a LONG TERM CONTRACT SOON!!!!


It is somewhere in the middle. Randy Shannon has not done a good job of getting these kids grounded, but he has done a good job of getting the right coaching staff around him. Personally I am praying we don't sign him long term till at least the end of this year. The things that are young players have done consistently (believe they hype so they crash, fall at the end of the season etc) is because of the coaches weakness. Also, let's not forget virginia tech. We lose to oklahoma I'm ok with, as long as it's close, because they have the talent. But we weren't just outcoached a little in blacksburg, bud foster and beamer showed us what great coaching can do against better talent and bad coaching, which is win, consistently. Until Randy has the discipline and intelligence set on these players that he promised when he first got here that coker completely lacked, only then can he be rewarded with a long contract.

wow... we dont play UF til 2013!? p*ssies...

This site truely amazes me everytime I come here. First it wasw we are going to start 0-4 becasue of the scedule. then we win the FSU game. Then it became we are going to be 1-3, then 2-2 then we win the Ga tech game and then it became we win the ACC & NC. Then the talk died after we lose to VT. Then we win at OU and it is all over again. Harris for the "H" trophy and we win NC & ACC. Then it went to recruiting who we got who we missed now its the scedule for 2010. WAIT A MINUTE GUYS WE AIN'T FINISHED WITH 2009 YET. Please lets stay with this year and the games and our players. Everyone that thinks this g,ame against FAMU is going to be a walk in the park may think twice at the end of the game. These kids will be out to prove they can beat us. We must stay alert, play our game, play for the entire game give it 100%. We as fans must be there for support. Forget about next yr, forget about recruiting, lets just stay on top of our game and win. If we do all the little things will fall in place. After Jan 2010 then we can think about next season. After Feb 2010 we can think about recruiting. Lets get our heads in the game NOW. Thanks

FAMU is not going to be a game and if it is we have some serious problems.

Canes in a blowout.

Gotta get in on David & the Mississippi fans vs Goliath (All of footbawlin' South FL). MS kids can play some good football. True indeed. However, I went to Jackson State and to Miami Northwestern.

It's 2 totally different worlds. Liberty City kids wanna beat the universe. MS kids wanna win the conference and get a small title. MS kids try hard, but aren't preparing to beat NFL level talent unless they get to the league. In the 305, they're working on that stutter-go move at 13!

David, way to pull an article on Apopka in 2008. Now, go look up who went to the 6A state championship in FL in 2008. It was a down year for the Bulls--we only lost 2x and lost in the state championship. When your school is having a down year, what's that--district 3rd place???

Finally, don't go pullin all of the state of MS against Northwestern (or even Central). Find 1 high school, then list their Joes vs the West's PROs!

This is Devin Hester racing my 5 yr old. This is Palin vs Obama. This is Lettermen vs The Girlies on Staff...You're gonna get it straigth from the back OFTEN......PLLLLLEEAAASSSEEE!

So, go get South Panola, or Mt. Olive, or Callaway ready and put em in the Hirbstreet. If you can handle an Ohio or Carolina school, come see my Bulls. Rolle's team travels. Yeah, Southlake Carrol was the bestest ever--until the Blue & Gold landed.

just wanted to ask the question... who would everyone prefer? this wr tapley over a chance to maybe get michael lee harris/ivan mccartney/willis wright/chris dunkley. all of those guys rate higher. same situation with our last cb spot. do we want keion payne or dior mathis/tony grimes who rate higher? not trying to knock tapley or payne, but they are 3 star guys and the other players mentioned are 4 star guys. i don't live in florida, so i really can't make my own judgments, have to go by scouting reports. just read that jeff luc is favoring florida. this guy is a beast and would be a huge blow to lose since he is from the miami area and grew up a Canes fan.

I sure wish the fans in Miami were passionate about the Hurricanes the way the SEC is about their teams. I envy these SEC teams. Heck, why do you think I hang out on this board. That and I want to be associated with a winner, not a middle of the road ACC team. The ACC is a basketball conference anyway.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | October 09, 2009 at 07:25 PM

I disagree "fake" Sarasota 'cane! Actually UF seems obesessed with UM and all their glory! Why else would you take the time to log in as "me" if you were not?????

Hey "D" Bag!

Go 'canes!

i miss the old days where UF and miami played enough for it to even be considered a rivalry. florida's such p*ssies. all they do is shy away from a challenge. quit hiding behind the bull s*ht SEC excuse.

When does the BCS poll get released?

sup fellas see yall at 7

Hey SEC p-zziees:

Vandy vs Army- L
MSU v Houston- L

LOL. The MIGHTY SEC ooooooooooooohhh Ahhhhhhhh

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