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Canes award nominees are plentiful (or at least a lot more plentiful this season)

Good evening Canes followers. It's Susan again.

I just compiled a list of UM award nominees for some of the top prizes in college football. Following is what will appear in tomorrow's paper (where I usually write the practice report). Do you guys think that other people should have been nominated for any award? Personally, I think Matt Bosher should have been put on the Ray Guy watch list. Maybe he'll be added later.

I also think Graig Cooper (despite the reconstructive knee surgery) and Damien Berry should have been put on the Doak Walker Award watch list.

Individual award nominations don't mean much, except in the fact that they reflect the talent that this team has. It's pretty obvious that when UM players won national awards, the teams for which they played were very special. The trophies are a symbol of pride for UM.

Check out the players who are listed in UM's media guide as having won "National Awards.''  They were all great players. And just think of all the other greats that didn't win them!

Vinny Testaverde, Bennie Blades, Craig Erickson, Russell Maryland, Warren Sapp, Gino Torretta, Dan Morgan, Ken Dorsey, Bryant McKinnie, Brett Romberg, Kellen Winslow and Joaquin Gonzalez are the players listed in UM's media guide as having won "National Awards.''

HURRICANES UP FOR AWARDS
   The Hurricanes have been racking up the award nominations this preseason.

   The newest University of Miami award nominee is senior defensive end Allen Bailey,
announced Friday for the watch list of the Rotary Lombardi Award (down linemen).

   Bailey also is up for the Bednarik Award (best defensive player in college), Ted
Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy (best defensive
player).

   Other UM defensive players up for prestigious awards are linebacker Colin McCarthy
(Bednarik, Butkus, Nagurski) and cornerback Brandon Harris (Jim Thorpe, Nagurski,
Bednarik). Sean Spence is up for the Butkus Award that goes to the top linebacker.

   On offense, quarterback Jacory Harris is up for the Davey O'Brien and Maxwell. Receiver
Leonard Hankerson is nominated for the Biletnikoff.

   Kicker Matt Bosher is up for the Lou Groza and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award (honors
excellence in community, classroom, character and competition).

   Defensive tackle Marcus Forston and offensive tackle Orlando Franklin are nominated for
the Outland Trophy.


      --SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN (Enjoy your weekend!)
 

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You're right SMD...awards nominations don't mean jack. It's play on the field and team accomplishments that matter....THEN the awards will take care of themselves. All this other preseason hype is pure fluff.

Your work in recent weeks regarding the Canes has been exceptional and insightful. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Go Canes!

My post above was directed at SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN. Again Susan, thank you!

Looks like someone is predicting a potentially dominant year by Forston. After sitting last year out, I think Forston is ready to hit his potential!

Ditto

Ditto on the nice work, Susan. Seriously. Thanks.

Thanks Susan!! Keep it up!! Hey did you guys saw Brandon James (Gator) muffed punt and Sam Shields interception?!!

Loving it!!

Go Canes

SUSAN, YOU HAVE A BIG HEART. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I DO FEEL THAT ICE WILL BE UP FOR THE HEISMAN. REMEMBER YOU JEARD FROM ME FIRST. SMILE. HV A GT. DAY. PSALMS 126

True, Susan, you overlooked the biggest award of them all: J2 for Heisman. He'll be in the top 3 after he mops up OSU.

Do NOT forget the biggest AWARDS of the year!! Miami Hurricanes National Champs and Randy Shannon, Coach of the Year... You can Not have one without the other. So all the so called C.A.N.E.S fans but Randy Shannon doubters,roll with US or get ROLLED the freak over....

Agree w/swagg. My watchlist is the Team Award. The ACC and National Championship.

Check this article out regarding former Cane Sam Shields' prognosis up at Green Bay. Not too bad.

http://packersnews.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20100812/PKR01/100812115/Green-Bay-Packers-undrafted-Sam-Shields-may-be-a-steal

Thanks Susan!

Bravo Susan for the info on the potential award winners.We do indeed have some gems enough to keep our expectations high.Now guys..go out there.kick some tail and make us,and yourselves,very proud...GO CANES!!!

Forston has done nothing for 2 years. Seems very "soft", hurts easily,major disappointment

All these award nominations can do is bring us down. Let's win the ACC and not worry about these stupid individual awards.

Next we'll be hearing about what Jacory is going to wear to the Heisman ceremony. Leave the pimp suits in the closet and buckle your chinstraps.

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