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Canes could end up without QB in '11 class

Teddy Bridgewater is taking his talents to Louisville, Ky.

The nation's No. 2 dual threat quarterback and a top recruiting priority for the University of Miami before Randy Shannon was fired decided over the weekend according to his mother he will be following his Miami Northwestern teammate and favroite receiver Eli Rogers to Cardinals Country. Both players were recruited by former UM recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt.

"Man, more than anything it came down to playing time," Bridgewater told Scout.com "With me enrolling early I can come in and compete for a starting spot. When I visited I had nothing but love from all the coaches but especially coach Hurtt and coach [Charlie] Strong."

Bridgewater was committed to UM until about a week after Shannon was fired. His mother, Rose Murphy, was unhappy with the way Hurricanes fans reacted to her son de-committing from UM. "Every kid has to look out for what is best for them," Murphy said. "Teddy is a great kid, hardworking kid. He doesn't deserve all that hate."

Bridgewater was once considered the centerpiece to UM's 2011 signing class. But the Hurricanes may not end up signing a quarterback in this class at all. Most of the best ones have long been committed to other programs.

> The Hurricanes picked up their first commitment under new coach Al Golden over the weekend when 6-6, 280-pound prep school defensive lineman Olsen Pierre announced he was going to be part of the class.

Pierre, a former Temple commitment at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, visited UM over the weekend with three other players: Brockton, Mass. cornerback Albert-Louis Jean, Vero Beach High offensive guard Marcus Jackson and Knoxville (Tenn.) Catholic High punter Spencer Roth.

"I had the best time of my life," Pierre told Canesport.com of his visit. "[Golden] recruited me to Temple, and I'm the only one from Temple that he's taking with him here. He's been recruiting me since my freshman year [at Rahway High School in New Jersey], saw me grow."

Louis-Jean's father said his son will announce his final decision at a press conference at school on Jan. 5. Jackson's recruiting coordinator Pete LeDuke said last week he would make his final decision at the Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg on Jan. 5.

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No hate for Teddy Bridegwater, and the statements about Northwestern players are totally wrong, that is a quality program. However, UM has a proud program and tradition, there is no question that Teddy is settling for a lesser program at Louisville. I have a feeling that Mr. Stephen Morris has a LOT more to do with Bridgewaters change of heart than anything else. The Shannon dismissal was a convenient excuse, but teddy saw little or no playing time for a couple of years with Morris in town!

bridgewater sucks anyway hes not even as good as harris and we all know how that has turned out plus i agree with another blogger the boys from northwestern are overated anyway the only one you here about is sean spence

Was the same crap we already witnessed with the Marve/Harris fiasco. Shannon promised Harris playing time,,, just bring your boys.

How did that work out for ya???

And Shannon lived up to his word,,, started this peice of crap,,,,, and it got him fired.

Scarecrow Harris needs to take his twin brother and take a long walk on a short peir,, till their hats float.

Kirby Hocutt way to go u hired Temples coach .(Splash) Give me 20 season tickets I'm so excited ..

"The first thing I will do is reach out to the players that de-committed and try to get them back on board." Al Golden

As of right now FAIL!!!

we take notes around here

Who cares that Bridgewater goes to Louisville? Big Deal whoopty do. Golden hasn't failed at anything. Just like he said no one is entitled to anything here. U have to work for it and earn it. The days of being promised a starting job is over. Did U take that note as well?

Coach Golden, here an early Christmas gift. With the limited scholarship offers you have this year make it vital that you target first class hard nose football players. There are some good players at Palm Beach County Dryer and Glades Central, St. Thomas in Ft Lauderdale and in Dade County.
Palm Beach County
Dwyer …QB, Jacoby Brissett, TE, Nick O’Leary, WDE Curt Magitt.
Glades Central…. WR , Kelvin Benjamin, ATH Robert Way.
Park Vista …..RB, Ty Mason.
Broward
St. Thomas….QB, Rudock
DT…..Dubos
Dade
Booker T Washington…DT Elkino Watson
DT, Isiah Norton
Chavis Akins
Curtis Grant the best line backer in the nation.
If you start with this list you will have a national championship team in two years.

In a follow-up to my earlier post regarding the possible evolution of spread QBs into pro-set QBs, that for some reason has been deleted, if you are watching MNF, you are witnessing such a transition take place with Joe Webb of the Minnesota Vikings. Granted, he has a long way to go, but you can tell that the Vikes are teaching him about patience in the pocket. By the way, this isn't just for Black QBs. Just look at the work Tebow is putting in.
I still believe Teddy needs to man up, return to his UM commitment, and come in ready to compete. I wish Warren Moon could reach out to him and give him some perspective.

I've got a name...Cardale Jones out of Ohio, good looking high school QB, Golden he's uncommitted give him a call....

Great suggestions by Mbiggmike and Canes 4 Life.

if i were a betting man, I'd 100% of these teddy bridgewater haters r white, but not right! If teddy were white he would b off limits and alright! In fact, it cause that 100% of canes fan to look inward on how nasty they r to young men, which for the past 10 years has steered the best coaches and players away from the U Motha!

Good thing U are not a betting man. And lay off the racial crap and the nasty rabid fans, they are everywhere and with all teams so if he can't take that he should just give the sport up.

This was the worst hire yet Bridgewater done the right thing by leaving the U see people U have to understnd Holcutt is from Texas (Sherman)and people who live here know this is a good ol boy state you knew he was going to hire a white coach that look just like him because that just what they do here in Texas.The U will be set back for another 3 yrs with this hire and no good talent other than a third team all-district player will go to the U,so good luck B-water and Rogers wish u success L'ville

I'm disappointed that we lost this top recruit. No we have no QB in this class. We won't feel it until 2012, but we will feel it in a bad way. I blame this lost on the administration and the negative fans. Get ready for some big slow kid from New Jersey who no Div I school was recruiting. We have lost our in to Northwestern and some other schools locally. I wish Teddy the best. I just hope that we never have to meet up with Louisville during his time!

Good go pull for Louisville then. We don't need U either

The problem with this is that it won't show itself until 2012 after Harris and Whipple's kid are gone and the U will only have 1 qb with any game experience. Morris this year was a lucky break, Freshmen Qb's don't perform like this normally I don't care how advanced the coaching at the High school level has become. Golden is going to have to steal a recruit from somebody or in 2012 start the year with deep anxiety about the depth at the qb position also by not having that depth there's also no competition and we see how well that's worked out for the U..

pssssssssssssssssssssstttttttttttttttttttttttt goes Ur recruiting ballon

Joe your an idiot "good bye to Teddy because Golden is going to bring a white boy from up north anyway"! You are the reason that some recruits dont want to come here. Morons like you give the school and the fans a bad name. JACK ASS!

Just to clear a few things up:

1. Golden wanted this guy. When asked about recruits who decommitted, he did everything but mention this kid by name. It's on WQAM.

2. Yeah, it would be nice for him to be here. But if he wants to go somewhere, let him. Don't burn him for it.

3. He was more attached to Randy Shannon than UM. Honestly, I'd rather have someone who wants to be here and really work hard to start. All positions are open next year. It's better to have someone decommit (Bryce Brown, Todd Chandler) than transfer (Cook, Smith, Marve, etc.)... leaving UM with a lack of depth and bad press. He wouldn't have been happy at UM... and that would have been bad for everybody.

4. A 5 star rating does not a football star make.

5. There are other QB's interested in UM. If every position is open, they could potentially come in and start in game 1 next year.

Come on folks, perspective.

Obviously its his decision and he has earned that right on the playing field, but two things pop out at me. The mom defending her son from bloggers! Really? Isn't there a certain amount of criticism that should be expected to emerge when youre constantly seeking spotlight at the age of 17? Also, where's this kid's independence and competitive spirit? My guess is that Eli couldnt qualify academically, and wanting to follow his buddy coupled with more competition and new staff at the Uscared him. Grow a sack kid! Anyway, wasn't a big fan of his from the get go anyway, he drips with that sense of "entitlement" that coach Golden spoke to.

You idiots ran the kid away to Louisville. I don't think TB is scare to complete. He wanted to play for coach Shannon. If we don't get a good QB in this class we are in trouble after next season. So coach Golden will have to show his magic.

Im sorry did I read that correctly..? Jackson has a recruiting cordinator..!!! WTF..


Again, start with this list, Teddy Bridgewater is not the best QB in the area. Coach Golden, here an early Christmas gift, the football players listed is true ballers hurricane style. With the limited scholarship offers you have this year, you must get explosive,smart first class hard nose football players.

There are some good players at Palm Beach County Dryer and Glades Central, St. Thomas in Ft Lauderdale and in Dade County.

Palm Beach County
Dwyer …QB, Jacoby Brissett, TE, Nick O’Leary, WDE Curt Magitt.

Glades Central…. WR , Kelvin Benjamin, ATH Robert Way. WR Devonta Allen

Park Vista …..RB, Ty Mason.

Broward
St. Thomas….QB, Rudock

DT…..Dubos

Dade
Start with the linebacker from Coral Gabels

Booker T Washington…DT Elkino Watson
DT, Isiah Norton
Chavis Akins
Curtis Grant the best line backer in the nation.
If you start with this list you will have a national championship team in two years. Only one player listed above is a commitment, Rudock and I find it hard to belive that he would consider Iowa over Miami?

Right now it is about 25 degrees and snow in Louisville. Have fun up there Teddy, hope you have some warm clothes, or maybe your friend Hurtt will get some donors to buy you some. Louisville does need a QB, but I personally don't think you will be the big man on campus you think you will be, and you can probably kiss your NFL dreams goodbye. Best of luck in Louisville Teddy, you're going to need it.

Don't want dual threat I mean Black Qbs well maybe no black players should go to UM see how well you do then.

Miami needs to go back to recruiting the good,hardworking athlete,not the five star and
I'm heading to the NFL early.That would be a Russell Maryland type player.
Also,want to fill a stadium,why not lower
parking and ticket prices?Seems to me first
prioity should be fill the seats,than raise
the prices.Why not a break on season tickets over single game tickets?

why are people always throwing the race card. People know we recruited players from south florida. Some of those same recruits are the blame for the lack of execution, heart and desire to represent the U. Players need to earn theri spots and not be played just cause you are the favorite. There are talented players all across this country all the great teams recruit everywhere not just in florida. Some people keep asking who in the nfl is from temple. Take a good look when was the last time we had a first round pick. its been awhile. GOes back to coaching the talent and shannon didnt do that these last 4 years. VT doesnt always recruit in florida and they seem to be just fine. Maybe these south florida kids need to grow a sack and want to work hard instead of saying Im from south florida and just walk on water.

Oh look at me take shots at the Cane beat writer. Please post a picture of you, your basement, your mom's meatlaof, and that ogre you call mom.

Go 'canes!

I MIGHT HAVE FELT BAD IF HE WAS GOING TO LSU OR ALABAMA OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT... ''BUT'' ... SINCE ITS Louisville, Ky. I FIND IT HILARIOUS !! LMAO !! WE DONT NEED PEOPLE AT THE U WHO ARE AFRAID TO COMPETE !! GOOD LUCK WITH THAT TEDDY

Posted by: Roc

I hear ya - why would a local kid with family and friends here want to go to Louisville,Kentucky - when he could be a duh U with all it's history, players scoring a TD every week in the NFL, and playing in front of hundreds every Saturday. Really says something about this program.

TED, EVEN THOUGH MY HEART HURTS, I THANK GOD HE HAD ALREADY REVEALED TO ME THAT YOU WERE NOT GOING TO THE UM. COACH STRONG AT LOUISVILLE IS A VERY GOOD COACH AND WAS A GREAT FOUNDATION WHILE HE WAS AT FLORIDA. I'M SURE YOU PRAYED ABOUT YOUR DECISION AND I RESPECT IT. YOU'RE A GREAT QUARTERBACK ONE THAT I WOULD BE PROUD OF NO MATTER WHERE YOU PLAYED. I DO FEEL YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION, ITS A GUT FEELING. GOD BLESS YOU AND ELI AND MAY GOD GRANT YOU BOTH THE DESIRES POF YOUR HEART. THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT MOMENTS YOU GAVE US ALL WHILE QUARTERBACKING, AMONG OTHER THINGS AT MIAMI NORTHWESTERN. YOU ARE MULTI TALENTED AND I'M SURE COACH STRONG WILL UTILIZE THOSE TALENTS FOR THE GOOD OF THE TEAM. REMEMBER, THEY LAUGHED AT THE DECISION OF THOMAS EDISON, BUT THOMAS EDISON GOT THE LAST LAUGH OR SHALL I SAY LIGHT. KEEP THE FAITH AND WITH YOUR TALENT IF YOU CONTINUE TO REMAIN HUMBLE, EVEN THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT. REMEMBER, TIM TEBOW, I TOLD MY WIFE HE WOULD BE THE FIRST QUARTERBACK SELECTED AND HE WAS THE ONLY QUARTERBACK SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND. THE PUNDITS SAID HE WOULDN'T BE SELECTED AT ALL. THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST UPSETS OF ALL TIME. SO WHEN SOME ONE TELLS YOU, YOU WANT MAKE IT. STICK YOUR CHEST OUT, LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SAY, I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STREN GTHENS ME. WE LOVE YOU, MY WIFE AND I WILL DEFINITELY BE PRAYING FOR YOU. JEREMIAH 29:11 JEREMIAH 33:3 JEREMIAH 32:27 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13 GALATIANS 6:9 PSALMS 23

The U and Fla Gators lost their top recuiter, in Clent Hunt and Cgarlie Stronge. They both recuited heavly in south florida. At FSU they have a list of X football players as in T buck and Lawrence Darsey and James Coley. I love the U but lets get real, Golden must get some of our X players to help with recuiting someone the local kids can relate to. Not only do we need Michel Barrow but we need someone else to help bring in the top talent in south florida as in hireing Michel Irvin, Lamar Thomas or Warren Sapp to make an impact on recurting. What the heckm call on Ray Lewis and watch the players run to be a part of the U.

RICKB: NO DISRESPECT INTENDED, BUT ONE OF THE BEST QUARTERBACKS IN THE NFL, ACTUALLY THE MVP IN MY OPINION IOS A DUAL THREAT QUARTERBACK NAMED MICHEAL VICK, THE ONE WHOM GOD JUST USED MIRACULOUSLY IN A TWENTY EIGHT POINT FOURTH QUARTER EXPLOSION WHICH DEFEATED THE NEW YORK GIANTS. JEREMIAH 29:11

well as far as i hear coach golden said he was recuiting 2 qbs this class for COMPETION and that's the way it's going to be as long as he's the coach which ia'm hoping for a long ,long time if randy told that young man nomore qb's in this class not good .Competion is what i want evey position if you can't handle that the u not for you pretty sure he got the message when he visited recently, love that .Canes Forever kitty kat

Yeah Brandon Harris is going to stay.

KIBY DONNA GOLDEN = THE UNIVERSITY OF WHITE-IAMI

PLEASE KIDS LOOK FOR ANOTHER PLACES TO ATTEND..OPEN YOUR EYES LOOK AT UM'S ATHLETIC STAFF AND READ THESE BLOG MESSAGES..RACIST RACIST RACIST...

Posted by: KOPLAN

Nice try PIG. The all caps doesn't fool me. We gunna find you.

I wish we could have one day where the PIG Racist doesn't attack us.

Don't worry about that piece of crap, he was born stupid and cannot help himself. Thats what fear does to cowards that do not want to play us. Golden is going to take us back to the top of the College football world and they know it.

Rick - you're f*cking crazy. God doesn't give a sh*t about football or your selfish prayers, christ would be ashamed of you if he cared to listen to your nonsense.

Hello Coach,

Here is someone that wants to play for the "U" and he is much better than Teddy.
Quarterback Marquise Williams from Mallard Creek High in Charlotte, North Carolina, is pretty much holding steady with the recruiting process.

Williams (6-3, 215) had reached 15 offers but said now that he hasn’t received any new offers in at least a month if not more.

“I haven’t got a new offer in awhile now actually,” Williams said. “Like I said before, I plan on committing right around when the season starts in August or September. I’ll probably cut my list down sometime but I don’t know when yet.”

North Carolina is among the list of offers for Williams and he had a cousin who played for the Tar Heels as well as a former teammate who just finished his freshman year there.

“I mean it’s a good program and I had a cousin that played ball at Carolina,” Williams said. “There’s nothing much I can say about them, I mean it’s just a good program. My old teammate Josh Hunter is there now and he said he loves it. He said they talk about me all the time how they want me to come and play for them. He said it’s a great campus, everything is fun, and all the fans are very respectful. It is an in-state school but that doesn’t mean I’m going there, you know? My options are open to everybody.”

Williams doesn’t have anything overly specific that he is looking for in a school, really just that he feels he is going into a good situation.

“I don’t have to play right away, I just want to get the feel of playing,” Williams said. “I can be second or third string and that’s ok. Being close to home, that don’t matter because I’ll go wherever I can find the best fit. I ran the spread up through my freshman year but the last two years, we’ve been running the pro style so it’s no difference to me.”

To the surprise of some, Miami is not among the 15 offers that Williams does have, but he doesn’t really think too much of it.

“I have not spoken with a coach from Miami yet but my coach, I think he talks to Coach Shannon all the time,” Williams said. “My coach doesn’t tell me much about it because Miami is a dream school for me. He wouldn’t tell me because he knows I would get excited and he doesn’t want to get my hopes up. I’m not really surprised they didn’t offer me because it’s Miami. You got to be one of the greatest to play there, you know?"

Williams went on to say that it will never be too late for Miami to offer and he would consider a commitment if the Canes did offer.

“I ain’t going to draw no line with Miami because whatever is the best fit for me, that’s where I will go,” Williams said. “If they come in late with an offer, then they come in late. If I’m in the best situation and I can play, most likely I would (commit).”

Williams usually spends spring break in South Florida because he has family in the area. He said that this year, his spring break coincides with Miami’s spring game so there is a good chance he will be in attendance for that.

Gaytors: I know they don't teach math very much up there in Deliverance country a/k/a Gaynesville - but remember this NO MORE RINGS FOR YOU!!! So watch the U as we make a run for 10 while you are stuck at 3.... just for your sake I will say it again 5 is greater than 3 - now go back to your trailer parks and feed your chickens Jethro... then you can make love to your sister and add another redneck incest baby to the clan.... take out your fiddle and bow and do some square dancing boy... it's lonely in the trailer park these days, I know, just be careful not to hurt your animals when you make love to them.... Yee Haw.... Where's Tbow? and Urban? I'm so lonely I could cry....

so of u guys on here sound like big babies. this kid wanted to play for RANDY not GOLDEN so he decided to take his talent somewhere else. he is a good kid and you guys saying he wasnt going to be good anyway...well we dont see any of ya'll playing for The U so you must suck too.just wish the kid the best and let him play because before this nobody was talking trash about him.He wants to play for a coach he's comfortable with and thats not Golden so let him go..its a good chance players who are juniors and seniors would leave if they could because thats not the coach they want to play for...so leave the kid alone and let him live his life because its his life his choice...GO CANES

We need either Rakeem State Champ Cato, or Jake State Champ Rudock

Golden how about making a trip to tampa and offer the best QB in the state of Florida. The QB from tampa jefferson high school. He broke every record a QB can have and he won Fl mr football.Also there a 2 WR's and a LB you might want to sign.

If you dont BLEED Cane blood....go...i dont wish you well...you are dead to me...and who has decommitted and still gone on to their "glory" somewhere else??? Well, I dont know...cause I already told ya, they dont bleed Cane blood and hunger to be part of the U family then they are dead to me, so I damn sure wouldnt know...who ever you were, we already forgot you...and your mom....enjoy hickville....

Marquise Williams

get him

Asfor TB goodluck, I never thought he fit what we are trying to do.

Canes should still after gruden to coach qbs. We should try to trade for andrew luck too

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