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LB Gaines becomes latest UM commitment

One recruiting weekend down, one to go. The University of Miami hosted its next to last group of weekend visitors. Here are a few tidbits I was able to gather... 

As expected, the Canes were able to nail down a commitment from Buffalo (N.Y.) Canisius High linebacker Jimmy Gaines. The former Buffalo recruit apparently had a great time on his visit and told UM coach Randy Shannon Saturday night he was ready to join the family. "He just loved it from the moment he got there," Canisius coach Brandon Harris said. "I think the kid is going to be a really good player for Miami. In three years, you'll find me and say 'Coach, you were right." 

Sacramento area tight end Asante Cleveland made a recruiting visit to UM this past weekend and might switch from Washington State to UM. While it looks like St. Thomas Aquinas kicker Michael Palardy is going to stay true to his commitment to Tennessee, UM was able to bring in Sacramento (Calif.) Christian Brothers tight end Asante Cleveland and his parents for a visit. And word is, Cleveland had a great time and is now considering switching from Washington State to Miami. Cleveland (6-5, 230) would be a great get for the Canes considering the need at tight end. Stay tuned for updates this week.

> Gaines might have enjoyed his visit, but he did get a little razzing from his future teammates. According to Davie Western offensive lineman and now fellow UM commitment Jonathan Feliciano, players were deliberately ignoring him until he decided to commit.

"We kept messing with him, telling him 'We don't talk to guys who aren't Canes," Feliciano said. "He's cool. I didn't get a chance to see him [Sunday] before we left. But I heard he decided to become part of the family. That's great news."

Feliciano, who had Wake Forest, Florida State and Tennessee still chasing him up until last month, said he's grown an inch (he's now 6-5) and put on another 10 pounds (He weighs 318) since the start of the season. He said UM coach Randy Shannon told him he's happy he never strayed and is looking forward to him competing for playing time at guard.

A FEW MORE TIDBITS...

> I've been told the Hurricanes are hot after another defensive tackle, current Ole Miss commitment Byron Bennett. Although I haven't been able to confirm it with Bennett or his coach, the 6-3, 265-pound senior at Madison Central High in Mississippi could be making a visit to UM this weekend. 

> Miami Springs receiver Willis Wright hasn't heard from Miami coaches in a long time. But his high school coach Alex Pacheco said he received a phone call from UM assistant Wesley McGriff on Friday to see if Wright was still interested in UM. 

Wright, who visited FIU this past weekend and has West Virginia as another of his finalists, told me Sunday afternoon he would love to visit UM next weekend. But he still hasn't heard from Canes coaches.

"I'm willing to give them a look," Wright said. "I've taken three visits and can take one next week if they wanted me to."

Pacheco said Wright, who is still awaiting his ACT test scores and should get them this week, took his studies seriously his senior season (he worked with a tutor) and raised his GPA to 2.6. "Willis isn't a dumb kid," Pacheco said. "Is he lazy? Yes, he had been. I know grades could have been an issue with Miami. But he might have what he needs to get in there now."

> There is no reason to hold out hope anymore on Winter Park Lake Howell linebacker Christian Jones giving UM a visit. His coach, Tom Oliver, told me Friday Jones has basically eliminated UM. 

"I think he was supposed to go down there and visit and just decided not to," Oliver said. "I know the last thing he wants to do is waste anybody's time. I know Micheal Barrow has made a strong effort to convince him to give Miami a look. But it just doesn't look like its going to work out. He's probably going to give USC a look next week."

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I really hope somebody down there knows what they're doing. Either we have some of the best evaluators of talent in the country or we are struggling right now

NOTHING FOR UM. FIRE SHANNON NOW!!! NO RECRIUTS, NO HOPE!!!

Oh My lord!!! The news just keeps getting worse and worse! We landed yet another scrub!! And of course,we couldnt land Palardy and Jones!We also stopped paying attention to Willis Wright?? Unbelievable!!! And we're trying to convince that 2 star tight end to switch his commitment from washington state to theU? REALLY??? Im I the only person that thinks that Randy&Co are working backwards?? He recruits the scrubs and ignores the studs!We went from having the top class just a couple of years ago to this!?!? Congrats Randy WHO HAS NO CLUE Shannon! This guy is ruining everything! Somebody stop him,please!!!!

greg why do you say they're struggling? have you seen any of the players play that committed? have you seen any of those that arne't coming?
have you seen one second of these highschool players?

do you know what the miami is profiling size, speed, academics and character. maybe the players they're not getting don't fit the profile. how would you know?

it seems to me over the last two years johnson,
byrd , hankerson, benjamin, colier, mike james, berry, harris, franklin,figueroa,bailey,vernon,regis,porter,lewis, robinson,spence, harris, telamaque, armstrong, buchanan and more received alot of playing time and showed improvement.so far we know they play hard and are getting better give.them some time.

as for the next wave it seems miami has a class
of several stars, alot of lineman and some players that will be allowed to redshirt and develop without the pressure of playing as freshman.

if you think they shhould do better maybe you should go to a game so when they bring in recruits they don't see an empty lifeless stadium.

These kids are just what Miami needs....CANES!! If they don't want to be here then go somewhere else. These kids will give their all for the "U". That's what they want and that's what the "U" needs!!!

Open letter to Jacory Harris:
Young man, your coach defends you when you pull these antics and come to press conferences faking injuries. This is an outrageous breach of the ethics you agreed to when you accepted your athletic scholarship with the University of Miami. That coach Shannon would slough this off and make flippant remarks to reporters is just as bad. Perhaps both of you should look deep into the meaning of integrity.
There are alumni and fans alike that are deeply passionate about UM football. In many instances during the fall they plan their entire free time lives around it. If a football booster is donating thousands of dollars to the program and is seeing press clippings of you or your coach acting like injuries are a game, it sends the wrong message.
And although football is supposed to be fun, we know it is very serious business. There is an enormous amount of pride, tradition, money, and time all tied into it. You need to show respect towards these things and not clown around while you are representing them.
I can only imagine the repercussions you would have experienced if you played for many other programs. Programs that feel a tremendous sense of respect and duty towards those that support it.
Please Mr. Harris, there is so much at stake. Uphold the values and expectations placed upon you as a scholarship athlete at the University of Miami.

Figures lose out on a stud like Christian Jones at Linebacker and replace him with Buffalo commit Jimmy Gaines. www.firecoachshannon.com

I'd rather have 26 1 star recruits who want to be Canes than 26 5 star head cases. Randy has been making slow and steady improvements to this squad every year, the next two years will be telling. I have faith, we'll be dominant again for a long time to come.

Just maybe all of these hidden gems will bring a national championship. I mean I've personally never seen it happen in the Rivals recruiting era but hey who knows?

www.firecoachshannon.com

LET'S SHOW SOME SUPPORT FOR OUR TEAM THIS YEAR! Shannon needs to get some ba##$ and call out all the fans that dont show up to games! A good crowd can help a team as much as a 5 star recruit! Iknow some of you live too far away(I drive 4 hours each way and went to 10 games last year)but the population of S. Fl. should have that place over flowing! Last year was disgracful!

Just because "you" never heard of a kid doesnt ean they are not good... Rivals top 100 arent the only quality players in the nation...

Yea maybe your right! We will know in a couple of years! We seem to have gotten a lot of OL guys who appear good! Linder ect... Storm Johnson stud!

I truly believe this will become a great class of players!!! They will help this program get to the next level next season. I hope they convince the others next weekend to committ as well.

UM is as cool as the other side of the pillow. I like this recruiting class. More blue collar and down and dirty kind of guys.

Again, recruiting by stars is not the way to go. Just look at the Boise's, Cincinnatis' or the TCU's of the world.

We are doing it the UM way -- as in the UM of the golden years.

I really hope somebody down there knows what they're doing. Either we have some of the best evaluators of talent in the country or we are struggling right now

Posted by: Greg | January 24, 2010 at 04:10 PM


Or could it just be that you don't know what they hell you are talking about? I think that makes the most sense.

Gaines was all over the field as a senior registering 154 tackles, three sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery. On offense, he caught 15 passes for 270 yards (18 average) and two touchdowns.

BEAST

Posted by: Greg | January 24, 2010 at 04:10 PM

Why? Because Rivals, ESPN, or Scout says so? Gimme a break.

Everybody who knows, knows that you can't fairly judge a class until after the completion of their JR. years.

In Randy We Trust!

NOTEABLE 4-5 STAR RECRUITS (2002-2007)

Devin hester
Baraka atkins
Kareem brown
Greg threat
Glenn sharpe
Eric Winston
John peattie
Darnell Jenkins
Greg olsen
Jonathan beason
Tavares gooden
Tyrone moss
Bryan pata
Calais Campbell
Kenny Phillips
Bruce johnson
Javarris james
Dedrick epps
Jason fox
Orlando franklin
Lesean mccoy (before the switch)
Graig cooper
Allen bailey

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

versus the noteable 3 star or below over the same time period:

brandon meriweather
sinorice moss
darryl sharpton
colin mccarthy
matt bosher
leonard hankerson? <<< maybe?

hmph...

you tell me which group you'd rather have.

Good post Manny. Thanks for the quick up date on this weekend visits.

http://hurricaneswarning.blogspot.com/

IN Shannon WE TRUST

I agree. I think part of it is this staff is a little wet behind the ears. They don't have the rep a Saban, Meyer, or Brown might have so anytime they go after a kid who is not ranked, there are going to be questions. They have gotten back to the methodology that Jimmy Johnson use to use.. So if JJ went after a no-name LB from NY you probably wouldnt question it. Also the other thing that has been in question is tactics. Randy doesnt seem to be the type to take any BS and he doesnt seem to be the guy that dishes it out either. That will probably rub some of these kids, who feel entitled to a middle aged guy kissing their but, the wrong way.
Bottom line is this; This class and this year is going to make or break Randy as a coach. THis is a home run or a swing and a miss with these recruits. Considering how many of the "top 25 in S. FLA" went elsewhere, we will look back in 3-4 years and praise Randy for his talent evaluation or he just might not be here. Im hoping for the first option. GO CANES.

Good get from upstate NY. Wonder if Shannon's contract is hurting?

Let's have a strong close to recruiting.


Go Canes!

Why is it that all of the kids that were going to Buffalo, and West Virginia are now going to UM and we are suppose to be exited.

Dont forget that Florida and Florida State are collectively kicking our AS#'s in recruiting. There is a reason that these kids are on the top 100, its because they are really good, and unfortunately they are not coming to Coral Gables anymore. I guess a 9 win season, and getting man handled by Wisconsin in the the state of florida lest than a month ago is not helping in recruiting.

My question is what the F@ck happened to the other 6 guys in the Northwestern Seven this year. Sean Spence, Aldarius Johnson did they redshirt this year?

I love the canes but recruiting is what makes your organization sustain in the long term. And we just are not flat out doing it right now. Look at the classes of Florida, Texas, USC, and Alabama (Nick Satan) and then tell me that our class is going to be something. Well I hope I am wrong.

ITS ALL ABOUT THE U

Manny,
I know that it is hard every year to have great recruiting class as much as we fans would like. What I would like to know is how many people does Miami have in its recruiting effort and how does this compare to other "prime colleges"? Does The U of M recruiting effort and time compare favorably to other "prime colleges"? Analysis and homework of recruits takes hours of commitment. Are other colleges out-hustling the "U" on the recruiting trail? One would think that a college would at least like to be #1 in recruiting work and that sooner or later the effort will pay back dividends.

"I really hope somebody down there knows what they're doing..."

Posted by: Greg | January 24, 2010 at 04:10 PM

By your statement, you and I could coach the Canes better, is that what you mean?

Where is all the hyped about south fla kids got swag??? south fla kids are better athletes??? south fla kids this????? south fla kids that????? Seem to me that their a bunch of prima donnas!!!!!!!! We have recruits from different cities and states having more confidence and ready to work and compete than the south fla kids down there!!!!

Oh I GREW UP A MIAMI FAN!!! My butt!!!!!

Extremely disappointing recruiting year. We have a lot of verbal, but are very low on talent.

Why can't our coaches attract top talent like UF, FSU, or USC. Is the coaches, the entry requirements, the poor facilities, the 2nd rate record over the last 3-5 years?

This class is shaping up well. For a while there I was pretty worried. We have a legit chance pull in half of the uncommitted kids who are visiting next weekend too. If that happens, this should be an excellent class, mixed with some highly touted guys and some guys that could turn out to be real sleepers.
http://miami.scout.com/a.z?s=13&p=9&c=6&dv=20100126&yr=2010

For those who say stars dont matter at UM.
Best Offensive Players:
Benjamin 4 star
Harris 4 Star
Cooper 5 star
Berry 4 star
Franklin 4 star
A Johnson 4 star.

D
Bailey 4 star
Fortsen 5 star
Harris 4 star
Vernon 4 star
Ray Ray 5 star
VT 4 star.

I guess stars dont matter.

just something all you canes fans(including myself)you need to remember look at t.c.u and alot of the top 10 teams if you think they have
all 4 and 5 star player you to think again they
are 2 star player that are just is good,so let's give their player a chance.

I question what there doing. It dont look convincing to me.

What a joke this class is turning out to be; if Miami doesn't get anymore 4 or 5 star players, we are in trouble.

Stars mean nothing. Get over it people. Usually skill players get better ratings we filled what we needed this year. The class is still good. I think most of these guys will provide good depth. Manny please do a blog of all the 4 and 5 star guys who did not live up to the ratings please

UM is as cool as the other side of the pillow. I like this recruiting class. More blue collar and down and dirty kind of guys.

Again, recruiting by stars is not the way to go. Just look at the Boise's, Cincinnatis' or the TCU's of the world.

We are doing it the UM way -- as in the UM of the golden years.

Posted by: Pinoycane | January 24, 2010 at 05:55 PM

the only difference is boise st, cinci., and TCU have coaches that are capable of turning 2 star athletes into studs. at miami, we have coaches that excell at turning 5 star studs into future bag boys!! talent is not the issue at miami... WE SUCK in player development!!!

everyone needs to relax. The kids that are coming to miami, want to be part of the U. They will work harder than most of those 4-5 stars. I bet they will be better too. Everyone just chill and go to the games. I grew up in miami and went to the games. Now I live in St.augustine,fl amd i still went to5 games this year. Everyone needs to support the team and go to the games. IF you don't go then you shouldn't even be complaining about this class.
IN RANDY WE TRUST.

Anyone know what prospects plan on visiting next weekend? Is Seantrel Henderson still visiting?


Fishbein of Elite Scouting Services. ``UM landed the top offensive lineman not only in South Florida but probably the entire state. He gives them that centerpiece they can build around.''

Fishbein lauded St. Thomas offensive line coach Jay Connolly for making his teenagers ``college-ready when they step on campus.'' Notre Dame tackle Sam Young and Florida State tackle Andrew Datko both started as freshmen.
``They understand blocking assignments,'' Fishbein said. Connolly gushed about Linder. ``A gem,'' he said.

``The UM class isn't as sexy because there aren't a lot of skill position guys,'' Fishbein said, ``but this is probably its best offensive line class in the last five or 10 years

these 18 kids are the core of the class. for you experts whats wrong with these kids. all good players near the top of their positions.

you've been complaining about the offensive line so this class is heavy with lineman.

Jermaine Barton, OL, 6-7/290, Fort Lauderdale
*Malcolm Bunche, OL, 6-6/325, Newark, Del.
*Eduardo Clements, RB, 5-10/185, Miami
Devont'a Davis, DB, 6-2/180, Gainesville
Johnathan Feliciano, OL, 6-4/283, Davie
Tavadis Glenn, DL/OL, 6-5/265, Jacksonville
Maurice Hagens, RB, 6-½35, Tampa
Darion Hall, RB, 6-½00, Naples
Allen Hurns, WR, 6-2/175, Miami
*Storm Johnson, RB, 6-½17, Loganville, Ga.
Brandon Linder, OL, 6-6/290, Southwest Ranches
*Shane McDermott, OL, 6-3/275, Wellington
*Stephen Morris, QB, 6-2/186, Miami Shores
Kevin Nelson, LB, 6-½20, Gainesville
Keion Payne, DB, 6-0/165, Fort Lauderdale
Kacy Rodgers, DB, 6-2/185, Southlake, Texas
Clive Walford, TE, 6-6/225, Belle Glade
Travis Williams, LB, 6-2/189, Norfolk, Va. This kid was also offered by vir tech, notre dame. Penn state and tennessee

Manny,

There seems to be so much misinformation and speculation among the fans when it comes to recruiting. Great opportunity to do some reporting.

What are the entry requirements for recruits for the following schools: Miami, FSU, UF, USF, and WVU?

You haters are comical. ANY REASON TO CRITICIZE AND HOPEFULLY FIRE SHANNON. LOL.

Your little skin-color delusions and insecurities are absolutely comical, SO DEEP YET TRANSPARENT.

KEEP IT UP. hahaha

OK , so since the star system is largely based on who is recruiting players, the assumption by all these "randy shannon" fans is, 1 he is smarter than every coach at all the major colleges who have spent the last year recruiting so fla RANDY"S BACKYARD,,2 All these UM did this in the 80's crap, is completely innacurate, first of all back then when UM made its run to the top, so fla had not yet been unearthed as the TOP place for football talent in the country, and more importantly all the 2 and 3 star kids recruited by Jimmy Johnson, were usually players he switched positions, TE to DE,Russel Maryland, a big DB he switched to LB, etc, his strategy was NOT to simply recruit 2 and 3 star DT's and LB's, and hope they were underrated, besides it is assinine to compare SHANNON to the best talent evaluator ever in football, 3 NO ONE IS ASKING FOR THE 80's TO COME BACK, ALL WE WANT IS TO GO BACK TO THE EARLY 2000's LEVEL UNDER BUTCH, who was recruiting the top rated kids in the country.Anyways there are UM fans and Randy Shannon , affirmative action fans, I CHOOSE UM OVER SHANNON, p.s. I am speechless that we managed to get GAINES AWAY FROM BUFFALO ST, AND WOW< WE MAY GET A 2 star TE TO DECOMMIT TO US FROM WASH ST, THEY DID'NT WIN 1 GAME IN 2008, won what 3? last year? LOLLLLLLLLLLLL. HEY WHAT DOES EVERY SUCCESFUL COACH IN THE COUNTRY KNOW< IF RANDY SAYS GAINES IS BETTER THAN CHRISTIAN JONES IT MUST BE SO !!!!!!!!!ALL PRAISE THE CLUELESS ONE!ALL HAIL RANDY!!!!! GTFO!!!!!! WWW.FIRECOACHSHANNON.COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lets chill folks...the kid is 6'3" 215 lbs and runs a 4.5. Sounds like a good athlete to me. I am so tired of this 4 and 5 star crap. Just get some football players that will work there butts off and give you a 110% on the field on every play.look @ Southern Cal, they recruit these 4 and 5 star guys and how many games did they win? Child, Please!

Jermaine Barton OL 6-6 270 - 5.5
LMalcolm Bunche
OL 6-6 325 - 5.8 New Berlin, NY
Kelvin Cain
LB 6-4 210 - 5.4 Portland, OR
Eduardo Clements
RB 5-10 185 4.45 5.8 Miami, FL
Tyrone Cornelius
LB 6-2 195 4.41 5.7 Stone Mountain, GA
Devont'a Davis
DB 6-2 180 4.5 5.6 Gainesville, FL
Jeremy Davis
WR 5-11 162 4.5 5.7 Fort Myers, FL
Johnathan Feliciano
OL 6-4 283 5.31 5.6 Davie, FL
Chase Ford
TE 6-6 245 - 5.6 Kilgore, TX
James Gaines
LB 6-3 205 - 5.4 Buffalo, NY
Tavadis Glenn
DT 6-5 265 4.9 5.8 Jacksonville, FL
Maurice Hagens
RB 6-1 235 - 5.6 Tampa, FL
Darion Hall
RB 6-1 200 4.4 5.7 Naples, FL
Allen Hurns
WR 6-2 175 4.5 5.7 Miami, FL
Storm Johnson
RB 6-1 217 4.5 5.9 Loganville, GA
Brandon Linder
OL 6-6 290 - 5.8 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Shane McDermott
OL 6-3 266 5.1 5.6 Wellington, FL
Stephen Morris
QB 6-2 186 4.59 5.6 Miami Shores, FL
Kevin Nelson
LB 6-1 220 4.65 5.7 Gainesville, FL
Keion Payne
DB 6-0 165 4.46 5.7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
David Perry
DE 6-6 230 4.7 5.7 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Kacy Rodgers
DB 6-2 185 4.45 5.7 Southlake, TX
Andrew Tallman
DE 6-5 237 4.75 5.5 Dorchester, MA
Delmar Taylor
DT 6-4 265 - 5.5 Miami Beach, FL
Clive Walford
TE 6-6 225 - 5.5 Belle Glade, FL
Travis Williams
LB 6-2 189 4.5 5.8 Norfolk, VA

espn says 12th ranked class. rivals says 20th. the smallest player recruited is clements at 5'10. they took 6'0 kion payne over 5'8 cody riggs. maybe miami doesn't want to play with 5'8 and 5'9 corners.

every lineman is 6'4 and above. miami is looking for big players.

Q: WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF DEVELOPING, K PHILLIPS, T GOODEN, J BEASON, C CAMPBELL, AND OTHERS? A: RANDY SHANNON! Q: WHY ARE THESE PLAYERS MENTIONED ABOVE BETTER NFL PLAYERS THAN COLLEGE PLAYERS?(I DID NOT INCLUDE OFFENSIVE PLAYERS SUCH AS GREG OLSEN OR DEFENSIVE PLAYERS ONCE SHANNON BECAME HEAD COACH WHO ALSO FALL IN THIS CATEGORY SUCH AS B JOHNSON OR EVEN ANTONIO DIXON WHO WAS ON AN NFL PLAYOFF ROSTER) A:THE F--K IF I KNOW! MAYBE SHANNON IS NOT GOOD AT DEVELOPING TALENT HMMM THERE IS A THOUGHT! Q:WHY ARE THERE SO MANY IDIOTS IN LOVE WITH SHANNON ON THIS BLOG?A: 1 EITHER MAN CRUSHES(THEY LOVE HIS MUSTACHE AND DUMBFOUNDED LOOK), OR THEY ARE GAYTURD FANS AND CRIMINOLE FANS POSING AS CANE FANS HOPING SHANNON IS HERE FOR LIFE AND UM REMAINS AN AVG TEAM Q:WHEN DID UM BECOME A WING OF THE YMCA? A: WHEN SHALALA AND SHANNON JOINED FORCES Q: HOW CAN WE SAVE UM FOOTBALL? A: WWW.FIRECOACHSHANNON.COM!!!!!!!!!! P.S. KEEP THE HATE COMING HYPOCRITES, I COULD CARE LESS WHAT YOU THINK KOOL AID DRINKERS! TY MANNY FOR KEEPING THIS AN OPEN FORUM FOR FANS WITH DISSENTING VIEWS !

If we can't get the studs, then are our coaches good developers up late blooming talents?

Not from what I've seen so far!

Therefore, to be like the TCUs & Cincinnati's of the world, we have to have coaches that can develop our young athletes. I've yet to see that from these group of coaches (other than Whipple) so far.

We need better OL coaching, better DL coaching, better Defensive Backfield coaching, and better special Teams coaching. When and if that happens, then perhaps we can with 3 stars or less. Until then 4 or 5 stars is the only way to go when you have mediocre coaching.

I think everyone needs to look at all the OL that are coming to the U they will make this class special, you can never have too many big ugly guys. We have skill position players we filled our needs, next year we start recruiting more skill positions. Linder, Bunche, Feliciano, Barton, McDermott are going to be just what we needed. We have great running backs, a good QB good WR's 35 sacks is not good.

As expected, the Canes were able to nail down a commitment from Buffalo (N.Y.) Canisius High linebacker Jimmy Gaines.


Cha Clunk

Which one of U will be the first to say, " I hope it's a Sunny Weekend when Henderson visits."


Open letter to Jacory Harris:
Young man, your coach defends you when you pull these antics and come to press conferences faking injuries. This is an outrageous breach of the ethics you agreed to when you accepted your athletic scholarship with the University of Miami. That coach Shannon would slough this off and make flippant remarks to reporters is just as bad. Perhaps both of you should look deep into the meaning of integrity.
There are alumni and fans alike that are deeply passionate about UM football. In many instances during the fall they plan their entire free time lives around it. If a football booster is donating thousands of dollars to the program and is seeing press clippings of you or your coach acting like injuries are a game, it sends the wrong message.
And although football is supposed to be fun, we know it is very serious business. There is an enormous amount of pride, tradition, money, and time all tied into it. You need to show respect towards these things and not clown around while you are representing them.
I can only imagine the repercussions you would have experienced if you played for many other programs. Programs that feel a tremendous sense of respect and duty towards those that support it.
Please Mr. Harris, there is so much at stake. Uphold the values and expectations placed upon you as a scholarship athlete at the University of Miami.

Posted by: A donation and 6 tickets X 2 = my hard earned money | January 24, 2010 at 05:18 PM

Instead of posting your trash here why don't you write directly to the AD at the U...Coco Loco wake up there was no off the field incidents since Marve broke a mirror..

Understand that a 19 year old can have fun on the field and off the field...Nothing was illegal or armful to anyone...JH just want to be cool! And it's ok with me as long as he stays humble and focused...

Peace!

Respect! Let's go Canes!

Why is it all of sudden that we are questioning Randy Shannon's methodology of recruiting? I know we are use to those 4 and 5 star players committing but these days you have to think outside the box, something we spoiled fans don't do. Look at the TCU's and the Boise State's how the have built their programs with less than 4 and 5 star players through good coaching and development of player personell. I know this is the U and we expect the best to come, but this is a different age in recruiting, you have to stay in contact with these young players and feed their ego's. Is that something RS is willing to do sometimes your ego has to go unchecked. I'm not saying beg these players all I'm saying is you have put time in with these guys by making them feel wanted. Because that's where the Florida's, Texas,Alabama,and consistent top 10 recruiting classes are winning. Something to really ponder on.

It took Schnells 5 years and he didn't have any 4/5 star recruits. Randy has only had three and he's made big progress from the empty roster left by Coker (who only followed Rivals and ESPN rankings). Most of the kids we're losing are dumb *sses who can't get the scores and won't go to class - not the type of kids we want or need. The U is never going to get down in the gutter with FSU, LSU, etc so stop whining about it.

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