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UM athletic director Shawn Eichorst releases statement

Here's the statement from UM athletic director Shawn Eichorst:

Shawn Eichorst "When I accepted the position of Director of Athletics at Miami in April, I not only embraced a new opportunity, but also a new family; a family of Hurricane students, coaches, staff, alumni, faculty and supporters. I know our family is hurting right now and that is what has made the past few days so difficult, upsetting and disappointing for me, as I am sure it has been for many proud Canes.

"But these are not times for pity and reflection. All of my efforts and energy are committed to ensuring the integrity of the NCAA investigation, demanding the full cooperation of our employees and student-athletes and providing unwavering support to our more than 400 plus student-athletes and more than 150 coaches and staff. Along with our passionate and devoted supporters, they are the true essence of Miami athletics.

"There are tough times ahead, challenges to overcome and serious decisions to be made, but we will be left standing and we will be stronger as a result. I understand there are unanswered questions, concerns and frustration by many but this Athletic Department will be defined now and in the future, by our core values, our integrity and our commitment to excellence, and by nothing else. The University of Miami, as an institution of higher learning, is a leader in exploration, achievement and excellence and we will work hard to do our part to live up to that standard.

"In my introductory press conference back in April, I asked the community for their unconditional support in our efforts to achieve the goal of excellence. Now, the community, the coaches, the student-athletes and the University have my unconditional support as we move towards a better day. And there will be a better day."

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What kind of Country have we become? Shapiro is a CROOK. He stole 923 million from people, when he got into trouble none of his " paid Friends " where there for him ! BOO HOOO. Maybe he stole from the Players as well ? Listen Folks - He's the one that has been Proven GUILTY. I cannot believe this scumbag even has a voice from Prison. He tainted the Program, the Coaches + Staff let him get close Enough to do it. Blame it all on Cooker + Shannon - Let us move On !

JHS. Take Shannon out of that statement and insert shalalala. FIRE HER NOW! N.

The University of Miami used to be like Texas is now,and how USC was just a couple of years ago.
People in the Southwest Conference wanted a break,and the pitiful ACC actually enticed Miami into their football wilderness.
Players and coaches TV,like agents,like the recruiters,like the money.
Unlike the baseball and soccer teams,there's no minor leagues,so the colleges stepped up into the breach.
The football and basketball programs seem fine venues for raising endowment cash,and definitely clothe most of the alert alumni.As Northwestern arose from the depths,movie stars began wearing their colors.The university makes cash from these colors.
It's interesting to see how much money drains back to the university after every hand has been greased.The football program finances all the non-television sports of men and women. This provides opportunities and exercise for numberless idle hands and minds.As the police are fond of saying,it keeps them off the streets.It also encourages teamwork and the concept of assignments,and what is far worse the image of immediate rewards and pictures.

Does anyone have the Michael Irvin version of Rosetta Stone? I would to understand what he says but it is a bunch of mumbles, grunts,and pops.

This guy was part owner of a Player Agency Firm for crying out loud. It doesn't get much more corrupt than that.

The Program is toxic.

Everyone's lawyered-up.

Only thing left to do is to put it out of its misery before too many people get hurt.

"There are tough times ahead, challenges to overcome and serious decisions to be made, but we will be left standing and we will be stronger as a result. I understand there are unanswered questions, concerns and frustration by many but this Athletic Department will be defined now and in the future, by our core values, our integrity and our commitment to excellence, and by nothing else. The University of Miami, as an institution of higher learning, is a leader in exploration, achievement and excellence and we will work hard to do our part to live up to that standard."

We have heard this statement before back when we were on probation. This issue is much more deeper than just saying we will clean up the program; clean up what the NCAA has done or lack thereof. Come up with a new system and call the college football and basketball venues a pipeline to the pros and move on.

I agree with the motion to give Coach Golden a raise of at least $250K and a 5 year extension to his current contract!! He is OUR COACH, and I am certain he will lead us to bigger and better things immediately and for years to come.

Separately, I love the mentality of some of the people writing in this blog. IF NOTHING ELSE, everyone is INNOCENT until Proven GUILTY!! That is how our system of juris prudence operates, as well as the American way.

I also love the support that the LOCAL MEDIA (Newspapers (this paper included), TV, Radio, etc.) has given to the University of Miami. It is PITIFUL and DISGUSTING!! We will remember!

Finally, and as stated above, it is The U & us against the world mentality that we must take. In the latest Death Penalty vote in ESPN, over 63% of the people voting has stated that The U is deserving of the Death Penalty. So much for innocent until proven guilty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Again, Ridiculous!! For all, remember that what comes around, gets around! All who now laugh, rest assured, you will end up crying later.

All players at The U MUST take a mentality of US against The World!! Nothing new for us, and be certain that we will kick some arssss this year and in the future! You can BANK ON IT!!

God bless The U!!

UM Baseball player transfer. BRad get out of Dodge City ASAP...... UF is calling!!!!!!!

Why is Shalala still there? Her greed for donor funds sapped whatever judgment she possessed. Her public embrace of Shapiro gave the wrong message to the players. Shannon may have said to avoid him but her actions countered his good advice.

The NCAA should suspend her if the regents don't come to their senses and send her packing ASAP. This was institutional failure at the highest level, the university's president. The regents must recognize that and move to limit the damage.

All the haters' posts are only REVEALING how and what they really feel about The U: SCHOOL ENVY!

LET'S GO CANES!!!

All the HATERS' posts are only REVEALING their true feelings about The U: SCHOOL ENVY!

YOU WISH...YOU WERE...A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!

C-A-N-E-S!!! LET'S GO CANES!!!

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