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Bridgewater latest to 'de-commit' since firing

Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, one of the stars in the University of Miami's 2011 recruiting class before Randy Shannon was fired hours after the team's loss to South Florida on Nov. 27, said Monday he's no longer committed to the Hurricanes.

Teddy Bridgewater "I'm just going to keep my options open, see who the next coach is," said Bridgewater, a U.S. Army All-American who is considered the second-best dual-threat quarterback in the country by Rivals.com.

"I can't tell you what he's going to do," Bridgewater's mother, Rose Murphy, told The Miami Herald Monday night. "because I don't think he knows what he's going to do."

Murphy told The Miami Herald her son got a visit from UM assistants Wesley McGriff and Tim Harris Sr. last week. Murphy said she believes that's when her son told UM he was planning to take official trips to other schools and was going to re-open his recruitment.

Bridgewater, who threw for 2,606 yards and 22 touchdowns in 12 games this season, has become the third UM player since Shannon's firing to de-commit from the program. Albert Louis-Jean, a standout in Brockton, Mass. considered the 12th-best corner in the country by Rivals, and Vero Beach High offensive guard Marcus Jackson, considered 13th best at his position nationally by the same publication, were the first two players to de-commit after Shannon was fired.

The Hurricanes have four remaining commitments: Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Phillip Dorsett; Tampa Alonso High defensive end Anthony Chickillo; Miami Belen linebacker Nick Menocal and Milford Prep School (N.Y.) defensive back Jeremy Davis.

UM athletic director Kirby Hocutt said the day after Shannon was fired he would honor the seven commitments. UM is only expected to have between 15 and 16 scholarships available in its next signing class.

The Hurricanes canceled their first recruiting weekend scheduled for Dec. 10-11, but still have not canceled the following weekend. Several top-tier players including Rivals' No. 1-rated receiver George Farmer (Gardena, Calif.) and No. 2-rated offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio were supposed to visit UM this weekend. Those trips to Miami have yet to be rescheduled for later dates.

The day after Shannon was fired, Chickillo, an Under-Armour Army All-American, said he had 50 phone calls and text messages from other programs trying to scoop him up. He said he remains committed to UM, but wants to see who the Hurricanes hire as coach.

"I'm still committed," Dorsett said last Friday. "It's tough. But Miami has always been my dream school. They've always been loyal to me and I'll always be loyal to them. I'm a Hurricane at heart."

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UGH! Kirby better come up HUGE!

Who cares! Good thing the coaching change is during a year when we have few scholarships to offer.
Maybe he'll go to UF and become the new third wheel QB in the trifagta?

Dorsett = True Cane

Who cares right Cane Fan ? If he ain't a Tru Cane and don't wants to be a part of Dis U and Watz the Cane Thang be all about then, F HIM !!! Riiiieeeght ?


The Rats are jumping off that Captainless Sinking Ship of a program that Kirby n Donna are trying to sell U, U blind Tards.

Next year ? 2 ... 4 mo years ? U be back ?
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Oh yeah, U have 4 mil. a year to spend on a TOP GUY right ? U bought that Bull$heet hook, line and sinker U lobotomized mush brained Caniacs.

Bottom line. Randy's record speaks for itself. And it ain't loud.

Minus FAMU, FIU, Central Fl., S. Fl. and Coastal Carolina His Overall record was,

21-22

ACC Record

16-16

Verses Ranked teams

4-9 including 1-7 on the road.

Come on people, why the pity party for a failure of a coach? He got the opportunity and BLEW IT ! Start thinking with your heads and not your bleeding hearts.

Maybe Randy can get a job with Hallmark, 'cause he can't delegate as a Head Football Coach for sheet.

NEXT !


Randy isn't the best hc but he is a good human being and always had these kids best interest in mind. Thanks for your service Randy and u will always be in the Cane family no matter what.

I hope u get that Vandy job it will be perfect for you. Best of luck!

Posted by: neal | December 06, 2010 at 07:14 PM

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Nope not the best HC, but he's was ranked as the # 12 Coach in the entire ACC ... That's almost Top-10.


Listen and learn, Vandy is, unlike Duh U, an Academic Institution that actually requires their Head Coaches to have a FULL grasp of and clearly speak the English language.

Know's wats I means ?

It's no wonder, U gradjiate so many kids. Come to da U, go to class and get a degree free. How many of them could even sit down during an interview session and carry on a intelligible intelligent conversation ? Half ? A Third ?

U Canes can stop busting Ur arms trying to pat Urselves on the back, as to Duh U's Private School Academic standards Cane Tards.

U could combine the whole teams collective knowledge and not come up with a Rhodes Scholar.

Bridgewater didn't de-committ because of Shannon, but because he saw Stephen Morris lock up the starting job.

Miami never played coastal carolina. Name once when Miami played coastal carolina. Get your facts straight you brainless arthropod.

Teddy and all of these soft commits:

There is such a thing as a man's word. And if your daddy's or grand ma mas whichever it maybe never taught you the meaning of your word, then you were never a true cane and You know, we really don't want you to re-commit later. Buh bye.

besides, Please tell me what makes Teddy B such a highly ranked recruit. Did he take Miami NW to the promised land like J12 did? In fact what was his record this year against real tough comp like Central?

Teddy, you think FSU or for that mater Miami doesnthave better linebackers and DBs than Miami Central? You are in for a rude awakening- don't believe me, ask "ice"

All of you talkers who were never canes- Buh bye

Dorsett, Chikillo, Menocal, are true canes (at least as of today)

He had already decommitted....no news here.

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

IM STARTING TO THINK THAT THESE MIAMI KIDS ARE SOOOOOOOO SOFT!!!!!!!!!! NO HEART ALWAYS WANT EVERYTHING HANDED TO THEM!!!!

P.S. NO WONDER UPSTATE FLA HIGHSCHOOLS ARE STARTING TO KICK ARE BUTTS AND PRODUCE TOP NOTCH COACHABLE TALENT!

Big deal, Randy wrote 20 post cards to his coddled favorite players . Face it, it's not like he doesn't have the time. What else is he going to do? Go on a National 50 state speaking tour on how be mediocre ?

It'll be good practice for him to send post cards though while he's on a 2 year vacation waiting on another Head job offer that ain't ever coming... (LB coach on a mid level team in a mid level conference is the best he'll get offered)

(OK, que cane tards clamoring how shannon will get another head job soon... Oye, typical cane clod. U be his agent and present that FOOTBALL Resume to searching Colleges... then get him an earpeice and a transmitting walkietalkie to radio in answers for him during his OUTSIDE DUH U unbias interview process. He'll be the token interview for many schools just to fill that quota.)

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psssssssssst, btw, when does Nevin's U book come out ?

The final nail in Ur 8 year old coffin.


Bridgewater didn't de-committ because of Shannon, but because he saw Stephen Morris lock up the starting job.

Posted by: jonathan worthington III | December 06, 2010 at 10:22 PM

Why don't U tell us all about how Morris is the next great QB at QB U ?

I mean, what with stats like 60-120 50% complete percentage, 5 TDs and 8 picks in 4 games it's a no brainer right ? Well, that fits U Cane Tard.

Are people seriously ripping kids for decommiting from a school that has no coach right now? How f-ing brain-dead do you have to be to say stupid crap like "if you aren't a true cane...blah blah blah...." or, talking about one's word? Idiots.

Miami never played coastal carolina. Name once when Miami played coastal carolina. Get your facts straight you brainless arthropod.

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Yup, gotta admit U got me there. Coastal Carolina is actually is pretty decent. Tyler Thigpen QB'd there and went 30-8 over 4 years with a Conference Championship a few years back.

It was actually 2008 against a pathetic 2 win Charleston Southern team that was the weak sister U brought in to get a gimme win. Also a gutted Marshall team the the year prior. So thanks for making my point even more valid. He was actually 20-22 minus the cupcakes, then add in 3 Duke wins and 2 Wake wins ... and well, U can do the math, but not sure U can comprehend those truthful FACTUAL numbers.

Thats FIFTEEN n TWENTY-TWO over Sir Jumblegums Nice Guys Tenure verses halfway decent competition.

Ready to give him another year or two? How can U Cane fans be so stUpid ?

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Now,tell me all about how "The Real Miami" of Ohio (their Conference Champs), USF (beat U up n down at HOME) and Appy State (their Conference Champs) ALL SUCKED when Florida played and beat them ALL easily this year?

Sure we ALL KNOW The Gators S.U.C.K.E.D. this season ! What then, with ALL that experianced Talent U fielded this year, is Ur ExcUse then?


hint- psssssstttt ... he's gone

but U'll come up with plenty more excuses in time. It's what U clucks do best... Injuries? Youth? Refs Screwed Us ? ... keep'm coming

Whats the matter gaturd trash. Run out of paint? You're stuck with Addazio and his explosives. Don't come on here talking about hooked on phonics when you're OC can't speak.

Page One of Addazio's playbook - dive play

Page Two of Addazio's playbook - jump pass

Page Three of Addazio's playbook - haven't reached page three yet, sorry!

Been a while Arty ... Seems like we've been through all this before with uneducated Candy Cane Fans...

Chime in Coach, love to hear your take on all this timewarp, Canehogs Day, Deja vU, here we go again, latest repeated verse garbage these broken record Silly Cane Fans are spewing...

btw Arthur, word on the streets is that Duh U is now able to pay their New Head Coach and all his Top-Notch Assitants upward of 7 Mil. a year total !!!

What cha say we pull out the old Bike Orange n Green Nylon Coaching shorts and get us some of that Monopoly Money.

I don't believe any other coach would have done significantly better than Randy. I believe the Canes problem to be fundamentally irreversible due to Donna Shalaha moving us out of the Orange Bowl.

Shannon's message to Hill: "Just keep working," Hill said. "Keep going, keep pushing, you're going to have a great career. [He said] it was fun and that he loves me... And keep flying around, watch film, go to class, practice hard, study the tape, pull up Ur pants, gets better, create mo depths ... blah blah blllaaahhhh f'ing blah.


What are you people smoking in south Florida? These are somebody kids that you are talking about. You have the nerves to complain because a kid de-commmited. Are you crazy? Your angry should be toward the UM admin for making a rash decision without properly planning first. Yes, UM admin has the right to fire any coach under contract. But there are risk to firing your coach who has a big influence on the current players and potential recruits. Also, for the person(next)in this blog talking about speaking English clearly are you in England?

i guess the fan complaining about shalaha moving us out of the orange bowl has not been to a game there in the last 10 years...the stadium was a piece of crap

Page 1 on Randy's Playbook ... Getz a J.O.B.

The Canes will be fine. The next coach will come in and bring some level of excitement and rejuvenation to the program and most, if not all, of these "decommitments" will re-pledge their allegiance to The U. Trust me, The U will make it back to prominence sooner rather than later.

I don't believe any other coach would have done significantly better than Randy. I believe the Canes problem to be fundamentally irreversible due to Donna Shalaha moving us out of the Orange Bowl.

Posted by: OldCanesFan | December 06, 2010 at 11:30 PM

There U go. Excuse numero 1... It's the Stadium that U play in huh? No friendly confines of the O.B. is the problem right? Not that SucksthelifeouttaU Stadium isn't 100 yrds. for both teams que ? And let's not even bring up that 150 yards trek uphill, both ways, to Dukes high school stadium's field.

If that is the truth, and no other coach could have done a better job than Shannon this year, with his kids, then U are in far worse shape talent wise than any of U could ever imagine... He'll hire him back and play at Tropical Park then.

Hear that bomb dropping ? Take cover.


BONG !!! it's Midnite Cane Tards ... Ur All Pumpkins

Like I said the day after they fired Randy, UM has lost the local high school players and coaches who feel like Randy was fired because Chucky put out feelers saying he wanted the job. Now the U is left high an dry and players are jumping ship. Way to go Kirby you look real DUMB now idiot.

The only idiot it U. Only an idiot would think that Miami and Holcutt made a mistake by canning a loser like SHannon. Besides what have we lost another string bean armed spread offense wanna be QB. Big deal. When a real coach is hired within the coming weeks the recruits will start coming in. WInning brings top recruits in not losing 5 games a year and 3 at home.

Shouldn't U Canes be out in the freeezing 50 degree temps putting up that imaginary recruiting fence around South Florida ?

Is all hope lost?

I don't understand the anger at kids decommitting. In fact, I have to wonder about the IQ of a kid sticking with this sinking ship at this point.

Kirby Hocutt, thanks for singlehandedly doing what the NCAA couldn't do in the 80's and 90's----YOU KILLED OUR PROGRAM!

You are a moron. I have said before that I thought Randy deserved one more year. I can still see why he was fired, though. My issue is that when you made a decision to fire him, it has become brutally apparent that you had NO PLAN WHATSOEVER! We are losing recruits, losing time; the next thing we will see is kids announcing transfers, and you can't blame them. This is a complete disaster.

UM, it is time to send the right pink slip while we are at it---PLEASE FIRE THE MORONIC KIRBY HOCUTT---THIS GUY IS CLUELESS---

Then suck up your pride, admit your arrogance and stupidity---and hire Mike Leach---before everything is lost.

I am ready to start the Lets' Fire Hocutt campaign---who is with me?

Rumor is Shannon asked all of these playes to decommit and come withhim to his next gig at FAMU- hey at least they get to keep the orange and green unis

ona serious note, does Hocutt realize that every day that passes without a head coach is a day wasted recruiting? If he didnt have a plan set in place before he let shannon go, then this is on him and he should be fired as well.

If he shot his wa-d withGruden another reason to be fired.

i guess the fan complaining about shalaha moving us out of the orange bowl has not been to a game there in the last 10 years...the stadium was a piece of crap

Posted by: chris | December 06, 2010 at 11:46 PM


Yes, but it was OUR piece of crap and we loved it!!

Even though I generally agree it was necessary,the Shannon firing is going to backfire in a big way:

- lost recruitment time
- decommits
- admin realization that the UM head coaching job is not as desirable as they thought...thereby settling for a 3rd or 4th tier guy -> leading to more decommits

Holcutt should have had a replacement immediately. At this point it appears he only had a rough list of potential candidates.

A championship is all that matters, can you proof read before you post you write how Kirby looks, you probably never go to games anyway. Like said Teddy could have ben moved to wr he's a player maker dummy you can never have to many of those on a team. You probably never even strapped on a chin strap or pads anyway.

It would be so Gator-like to praise a recruit then bash him the minute he decimmits. Leave that to Gatard trash. It's what that useless diploma mi does best.

Remember all the top recruits the Gatards supposedly had? 7-5. Cleaning up the puke. Coaches bailing in nutjob Urbie.

That trailerpark is imploding.

get Mike Leach. All this he's got baggage crap is making sick. Do you want a championship or not? Leach can get it. Nobody else out there who wants the job can.

Why dont you all just shut up
and let the thing take its course.
The Canes will do the right thing.
Hire someone from NFL and kick ass
again.
How about Josh McDaniels?
Dont worry ,be Happy

I don't who is in charge of the blogs or comments of this page, but it's time to shut it down! Blogs like this have killed the University of Miami! Heartless and Hateful UM fans. Just fans, not supporters!

Posted by: Djmorgan

As I mentioned yesterday I am on it with the help of my friend, Lt Horatio Cain, Chris Hansen, and Chief Clancy Wiggum. We will find these negative bloggers and bring them to justice. We are also starting to ban potentional recruit IP address so they can't read all the venom and bile.

DJMorgan and all of you whiney "true miami fans":

Simmer down

It is our right as disgruntled fans to complain about the BS that has been going on here since 2004.Why do I have that right? 1st amendment and b/c I spend money on the school.


I have questioned Shannon's obsession with Miami NW and now Teddy B. Answer the question which I have asked 3 times but nobody has answered: What is so good about Teddy B?
What has he done at Miami NW? I can see going hard after Jacorry initially given his sucess, how he destrpyed Texas Southlake carroll, how he won that mythical NC, how he won the state ch., but Teddy B? Seems like another beanpole who can run, but once he gets sacked he will start throwing picks just like hmmmm J12.

Why not get a true pocket passer? There are numerous ones out there- Pennsylvania, Ohio, NY., Cal- we used to recruit out there. But now, its like Miami NW or bust! I don't get it.

And finally, if you all think Um fans are ooo bad, and mean, look at what happened at Texas where they just cleaned house 1 year after they played for the NC.

Florida fans have a website fireaddazio.com

And don't get me started on what FSU fans and boosters did to bobby Bowden after 34 years there!

Posted by: ATL Cane

How is Kirby Holcutt responsible for our current situation. He didn't like where things were going and got rid of Shannon.

We're not going to hire Leach unless everyone else turns down this job.

If Leach is the coach, do you think he recruits Bridgewater? I don't think so.

Commits mean nothing anymore, only counts when they sign. Lot's of schools sign kids that are not highly recruited and do just fine. Need to stop coddling these kids, if you want to come to Miami come, if you don't then so long. When we don't have a coach this will happen, right guy will fix it and in the long run we will be fine. Rivals, Scout and ESPN are wrong all the time, just look at what has become of our #1 class, so much for that. Need a coach that creates leaders and not followers, we have followers right now. Stop living in fear, one kid does not make or break The U, and stop the whining I am sick of it. Look at an NFL lineup and read the schools they went to, bunch of kids that went to places you never heard of or what we consider second tier schools. Find those kids and coach them up, Ray Lewis was not highly recruited and many other greats were not either. Yes there are cant miss kids and we have to have some of them, but a great team will find some underrated gems and make them great, that is something we have not done a while. Win and they will be lining up to come to The U, that is all it takes.

Who Cares.

If Leach is the head coach who in their right mind would let they son actually come play for him. Are you serious with that he is a lawsuit waiting to happen. So let's see, no Bridgewater, Perryman is iffy at best he tole me unless Barrow stays the U has no chance look for Auburn to do its best to get those 2 along with Cadillac. From what I'm hearing its the Lemonier package for all 3. Take your time Kirby we are still going to get a coach who was 8-4 at best, or a the Uconn coach who hasn't won anything, don't worry planes will be flying around reading fire Kirby next season.

Did you know MIKE LEACH was a lawyer by trade?

HOLCOTT, HIRE MIKE LEACH dang it!!!

See this video on LEACH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYqsiq0iQC0

CANE 4 LIFE

Cant hate on someone for wanting to keep their options open until a new coach is named, but you gotta love the guys that are sticking with the []_[] no matter what, now thats what i'm talking about. The Coach has never made this program, its all about the players!

To be truthful, Bridgewater looks JUST LIKE Jacory Harris in the pictures with his string bean arms. Do we REALLY want that as the future??? Just asking....

Feels like the "U" football program is a sinking ship with no life boats. Hope Holcutt brings in the right life line. Almost seems that what has transpired is a bad dream. So much hope and excitement before the season began. What happened? Geez.

Well, at least we're not the only sinking ship in America. We paid only a milli for our 7-5 record. UFelony paid over 4 milli for theirs.

I seriously doubt the next HC is going to promise TB he'll be the only QB in this class.

No news here. Move along.

We do not need J12 Jr. Let us get back to pure pocket QB's. And if you are unsure about the U and de-commit, your not truly a Cane.

Bridgewater, see ya. I think we have too many Northwestern Bull..sh$t on this team already.

Back in the glory days - we rarely had recruiting classes at 15th or better.

We had quality coaching.

Should we keep a WR coach that had the talent we have . . . and he take these kids backwards?

Just one example of many.

A lot of it . . . is coaching.

If we can find a coach that has proven he can recruit. And has proven he INPROVES his recruits from year one to year two and onward.

That's the guy we need.

He knows who he needs COACHING the kids.

Is that Leach? I can only find 2 guy's he's put in the NFL. Crabtree and Welker. Good yes. But onlt 2, just the same. And in his 10 seasons:

6 were - 7 and 8 win seasons.

Exciting offenses, though.

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