« Golden on Sunday night (Feliciano probably out and Regis loses starting spot) | Main | Barrow on Spence: "What Peyton Manning is to the Colts, that's what he is for us" »

Golden jabs Dolphins for Gator Day; Regis makes strange apology

CORAL GABLES -- Hurricanes fans made their feelings felt Sunday by booing Urban Meyer and the Gators when they were honored at halftime Sunday of the Dolphins-Broncos game at Sun Life Stadium.

Monday, UM coach Al Golden took his jab at the Dolphins when asked about the ceremony that will take place Thursday night to honor UM's 2001 national title team when the Canes (4-3, 2-2 ACC) host Virginia (4-3, 1-2 ACC).

"I'm just glad we got it right, honoring the right team on Thursday night," Golden said. "Clearly a lot of those guys have set the standard here. That's what we're trying to get back to. We're not going to get there overnight, but man they set the standard with the way they played and their work ethic and commitment to each other."

Last week reporters tried to get former Hurricane and current Dolphins right guard Vernon Carey to talk about the Gators being honored at Sun Life Stadium. But Carey declined to get into it.

UM spokesman Chris Freet said the Dolphins approached UM about having a ceremony to honor the 2001 National Title team, but the Canes already had made plans to honor them themselves at halftime of this week's game against Virginia. The reason: a Thursday night game allowed more of them on NFL rosters to be in town for it.

STRANGE APOLOGY

UM defensive tackle Micanor Regis, who served a one-game suspension Saturday for punching a North Carolina player in the crotch a week prior, met with reporters Monday briefly in what might have been the strangest interview ever. Regis didn't address what happened, sported a grin for much of the interview and dodged questions.

When told his actions seemed unlike him by a reporter, Regis said: "I'd like to thank my team. They pulled the win out for me. I'd like to thank them."

The reporter then followed up, "That wasn't what I asked you. I asked you this was unlike you, so why did it happen?"

Regis' response: "I'd like to thank my team. They did a great job with the win, especially with Georgia Tech. I love them guys."

Asked how hard it was for him to miss a game, he said: "It was very tough, man."

"Do you feel remorse?" Regis was asked. Regis then turned to a reporter who was there previously: "Tell them what I said earlier," he said.

That reporter declined, so Regis then said, "Once again I want to apologize to everybody. You know, I regret it. I just want to move on from it. That's it."

Regis was finally asked if knowing Darius Smith had a real good game made him less sure of his starting role. Again Regis responded, "I'd just like to thank my teammates for pulling it out for me. I love them."

UM, which uploads all the videos it records of reporters' interviews with players on YouTube, took down Regis' interview about half an hour after uploading it.

> Golden required Regis to perform community service at the Miami Rescue Mission Saturday while his teammates played. Asked about that, Regis said: "I was helping out with those guys. I'd like to thank them, too. They gave me an opportunity to help out. I was helping out with the shelter and everything. It was a blessing for me."

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

EMBRACE THE HATE!!!

[]_[] GO CANES []_[]

I taught DJ Williams all he knows.

Great interview. Kudos to Regis. There are gators out there gouging out peoples eyes with no apologoes or suspensions. Leave the kid alone. He plays football. It's part of the game. Reporters suck these days . See ya'll thursday night. Oh yea , KEEP SPENCE IN THE MIDDLE!

Oh look. The Herald once again looks like joke. How is this strange? You Herald idiots are trying to make this a bigger story, and the kid has cleary moved on. Focus on UVA instead of LAST weeks story.

I forgot, you guys only care about the Heat.

Proof that these reporters suck... While asking politicians questions and not getting a straight answer, they move to the next question. Just once i would kill to see them tell a politician "That wasn't what I asked you"

Mr. Regis, next time, just sit on the guy's face mask and cut loose with a juicy one. You might get in trouble for it (15 yards for unsportsmanlike wind-breaking), but it'll make the highlight reels for sure.

And you can bet that you'll be inside that guy's head, in a very real way, after that.

I think asking College Football reporters to cover the Heat shows a significant level of ignorance never before seen. Seriously, that's your witty comeback when a CFB reporter covers something you don't like? "Hey you only really cover the Heat"?

Who asked them to cover the Heat Guy Fawkes? *Searching*

When will the Dolphins honor another college team? Maybe if they focus on Pro football they won't lose every game. Its embarrasing they lost to a semi-pro qb in the 4th quarter. They can use some real football management instead of investment bankers. They have no clue, unless they're insuring they win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.

I can't really blame Regis for not saying much. He served his suspension and got his punishment for the wrongdoing. You can call it a strange interview, Manny, but just because you're a reporter it doesn't always mean you're going to get the answer that pleases you.

Manny Mad

And for a reporter to badger the interviewee shows the degree of entitlement (for a quote, for a story or for a scoop) that these hacks think they have.

"That's not what I asked you". ___k ---off would be my reply

Golden is either becoming or has always been a true cane. He knows the meaning of the 2001 national ch team. He knows what that means to our community. He knows that the geniuses in the Dolphins with their MYOPIC lenses slapped every single cane fan in south florida in the face with the lame excuse that "they offered Miami first but they refused". I am string to like this guy even more. the players seem to be responding to him.

reporters: lay off Micanor. He paid his dues. he knows he messed up. He atoned. He is a young man. Lay off.Let him do his thing

No Apology Is Stranger....Where is the apology from Susan Degan-Miller for calling Regis a "PIG" on Twitter? Where is it, you want to report a story and one about an apology that should be it.

Miller was way over the line for a reporter who covers these players and the U. I say pull her creds until a real apology is given for her comments. The Herald is trying to deflect her lack of professionalism and her wrongs for calling this young man a pig in a public forum.

What's fair for the Herald to expect is fair for the U and Mr. Regis too. Don't say anything about Regis until we hear from Miller and her apology.

C'mon Man!!!! This isn't going away Herald I will keep at it until an apology is given. I will go to any and all forums I can to push for this. It is the right thing to do and this isn't going away! Apologize Already!!!!!!

Manny is just doing his job as a QuASI-beat writer covering Miami Hurricane football. I mean, he doesn't even cover The Golden One's squad that frequently ( Suzy Q anyone. ). Or maybe he does. dUh.

Now, what U'all Cane rUffians should get on Manny for, is his LAME ARSE TOUTING skills. Or, is that LACK of touting skills.

Fortunately, Va. Tech scored a last minute T.D. Otherwise, he'd be 0 for something. LOL

Moral of moi's IGNORAMuS rant. Let Manny keep on, keeping on PREDICTING that the Hurricanes will lose. Because MAYBE eventually The Golden One's squad will drop one down the main line. Albeit I doUbt it!! Hee hee, Ha ha.

STEPHEN ROSS is an idiot! Sucking face with Urban Crybaby while still having an idiot coach, idiot quarterback, an idiot off. coordinator, and an idiot Jeff Ireland. I don't blame anybody but the owner. Period. If you want people in the stands, you win, not call on a Gayturd half-time revolution for the Urban and Tebow. You want fans, win. Ask former Cane coach Howard Schnellenberger how do you get fans....win. That simple. Golden knows, if we win, fans will go to games. We don't need a drama ceremony with a bunch of dumb Gayturd fans on Tebow day to sell tickets for 1 day.

CANE4LIFE

Now we know who our front 4 D-tackles are. Regis might as well sit. Forston, he might as well graduate and don't come back. The Golden guys are shutting down the run.

CANE4LIFE

If we were deeper at DT, I think Al Golden would have tossed Regis from the team. But we are simply too short of bodies inside to do so. Suspension of one game? Good. Now he lost his starting job to Darius? Good. Splitting PT? Ok with that--330lb dudes can't play every snap all that efficiently.

wannabe savy reporters asking young adults repeat questions,, i mean, what do u want this guy to say,,he is a senior, attempting to impress nfl scouts or its off to the real-world you go,,he made a mistake, its in the heat of battle, they are on the field, and we all know, those football players can get real dirty at times...hey, its in the sport.

It's part of the game - let them play!!! Stupid questions deserve stupid answers...well done Regis!

Anonymous,

I missed the PIG remark. Can you post it? I don't tweet and don't care to but I'll write a letter. Please post, I'm interested to see it. I believe he already apologized earlier last week, right? Leave it alone! He did his time and pulled community service. Enough said!

Maybe UM will have 40,000 for Thursday's game against UVa to honor that 2001 team. Maybe. Sad, really. One of the greatest teams in college history feted by a relative handful of people.

Amen UCane305 well said....Winning is everything..it is a long term investment in Excellence and that is what Coach G is breathing into these guys... All teams get banged up, hurt , injured . etc. during the season, but the key is how it is handled by the players and the team...these U of M football athletes have bought in to Caoch G's philosophy, and now we as fans can celebrate their emergence as the 'Canes we would like them to be.. Good job Coaches... in my Book the Grade is A...you said it, and you are doing it...It is exciting to be a 'Cane...
Go 'Canes.

Muschamps gonna stroke out when UGA stomps em!

Way to handle it Regis!!!! U owe them nothing more....like u said, u are trying to move on.

Bbutgcane

I'm not on Regis's case I'm on the Herald reporter who tweeted that Regis was a pig and think it was over the line. As far as I'm concerned Regis made his apology, the Herald tries to make a story out it and their own reporter needs to offer one to Regis for her tweet.

Bburgcane, my mistake in typing, kudos

Bburgcane,

I know you can go back and pull up tweets but don't have that knowledge. I do know that a blog called Eye of the Hurricane.net had some conversations on their blog about that incident.

You probably can go to that site and get the information you need.

Honestly something needs to be done to get this done. It is way over the line and needs to be addressed.

She needs to apolgize or resign, she doesn't need to be covering those kids and this team.

protecting tebows blindside OT franklin from the U balance the game for tebow RB mgahhe ..forcing the fumble giving timmy THE CHANCE to win LB DJ williams from u already know nuff said...

I am really starting to like Al Golden!!

Why are reporters such douches like the trolls that run around here???? It bewilders me.

Regis a pig? Naw don't think so. A True Cane, yup I think so. That's a Pahokee native right there reliving the good'ol days of The U. He should try out for the dolphins because they Dline is full of sissies and need a mean baller down there. I mean if they're gonna lose they might as well do it with a fight right? Hell he's got 2 picks one for a TD with 96 tackles so far and there's still games to be played so lets see if he wins his spot back from Darius Smith. Imagine one of our DT's returning a pick for 6. At least we would be putting more points on the board.

I find it puzzling that there are all these pro teams doing so well and can't seem to wonder if it's because there are an abundance of former Canes on their squads... Weird... How many Canes are on the dolphins roster? Vernon Carey, that's about it. I mean there are Canes that never got drafted or got drafted extremely late and are doing better than many first and second rounders. Jimmy Graham gets picked up in the 3rd round for a steal and is on his way, Sam Shields did pretty well for himself in the super bowl in case nobody saw that and so on.... My point here is simple, pick up as many Canes as you can for the dolphins squad next season and statistically some of them will shine and the rest will make good backups at least. I mean does anyone really think that Andrew Luck wants to come down here with our fan base??? Don't kid yourselves. But former Canes will so they can keep playing in front of their families. At least their families will show up and that will fill in some gaps in the stadium.

Kind of funny actually. Reminds me of the way Michelle Bachmann handled that ninny Chris Mathews.

Time to kick this punk off our team. We did fine without him and we don't need to this sort of dirty, ignorant, antisocial loser anywhere near us.

retweet · favorite

smillerdegnan Hey guys, the blatant, after-the-play violence of Regis evoked strong emotions in me -- & Al Golden. But I'm sorry for using the word I did.

WOw justification then apologize.... i could not get away with that to my wife. that is lame.

Asevere19, if everyone thinks it's OK that Regis served his time and "lets move on" then why not the same treatment for Ms Degnan?
People make mistakes, Regis did, Susan did...she apologized, so why isn't she given the same courtesy to "move on?"

Perhaps on this manliest of manly (or is that Manny) blogs, might there be just a wee bit of of anti-feminism?

Lets move on.

Go Canes.

Funny how they didn't need NFL players to be off to 'honor' the 2008 Gators... HAHAHA!
Dolphins brass are going to continue to alienate fans of all sorts with stunts like this until the stadium is "full" at 45,000!

If anyone is going to cover the home team do so with a respectful attitude. These are our players, you don't go through what they go through so don't believe in your mind that you have the right to talk down to them.

Someone earlier said that they would wish that reporters had to balls to re-ask the same question to a politician..."That's not what I asked you"... Well that's the answer you received to take that and smoke it douche. Try to get an interview with that same person next time the opportunity rises. Lots of luck to you.

CLASSLESS REPORTING. SHAMEFUL BUT WHATEVER TO GET YOUR NAME AT THE TOP OF AN ARTICLE RIGHT? THROWING INTEGRITY OUT THE WINDOW IS WHAT REPORTERS DO FIRST SO THEY CAN START THEIR DAY.


If Susan D. made that kind of comment about Regis, then she is in NO WAY fit to be a Hurricane reporter. Why she is still listed as a Cane's reporter here is beyond me...While Regis got caught ...I smile thinking of what he did.....and know that he is a Cane for life! GO REGIS...GO CANES!! Al Golden for President!

Maybe the Dolphins can honor USC's last national championship at Halftime when we play the Raiders on December 4? Idiots! Of all the stupid things to do...honor the freakin' Gators!

WOW. HARVARD OF THE SOUTH? LOVE MY CANES, BUT THIS GUY REGIS IS AN IDIOT!!!

HURRICANE STU, QUIT BEING PART OF THE PROBLEM AND BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION. IF YOUR GOAL IS TO LOOK OR SOUND AS IDIOTIC AS POSSIBLE, TAKE ON AN ASPHALT TRUCK ON A CLEAR AUGUST DAY IN A PAIR OF YOUR SISTERS PANTYS, BUT DON'T POST MORONIC FODDER FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF YOUR GI JOE COLLECTION, AND YOUR DOG SKIPPY!!!

CANETILLIDIE, SEE ABOVE!!!

@Brian Dupree


Quit munching on Shalalalalala's crouch. You are no TRUE CANE sir.

Grow a pair and man up. 5 titles were won one way and one way only through intimidation and beating the crap out of anyone that got in our way.

The U will NEVER NEVER NEVER be the harvard of the south. Get over it.


LETS GO CANES!

EASTCOASTCANE, SIDCANE AND OTHERS WHO AGREE WITH REGIS, YOUR SISTERS UNDERWEAR DRAWER IS DOWN THE HALL AND ON THE LEFT, BUT I'M GUESSING YOU KNEW THAT ALREADY!!! GUYS, GET OUT OF YOUR PARENTS BASEMENT, OFF OF YOUR FELT BEAN BAG CHAIRS, EATING CHEETOS IN THE NUDE, AND FIND A WOMAN FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!

@ Brian Dupree


I would love for you to say those same things to Ray Lewis, Vince Wilford, Brandon Meriweather, Dwayne"The Rock"Johnson, Michael Barrow, Jerome Brown, Winston Moss, Alonzo Highsmith Sr., etc......

What you call a problem, CANE NATION calls 5 titles, countless all-american, 2 heismans, 14yr stretch of first round selections, longest home win streak, and staggering pro-bowl selections. Guess we got some pretty good problems down here huh?

Brian Dupree = Douchebag Shalalalalala Crouch Muncher.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


C-A-N-E-S CANES!

If Susan D. made that kind of comment about Regis, then she is in NO WAY fit to be a Hurricane reporter. Why she is still listed as a Cane's reporter here is beyond me...While Regis got caught ...I smile thinking of what he did.....and know that he is a Cane for life! GO REGIS...GO CANES!! Al Golden for President!

Posted by: Hurricane Stu | October 25, 2011 at 09:37 AM

-------------------------------------

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

YOU GET MY VOTE SIR. GET THAT GAME BACK REGIS YOU CAN DO IT AND SHOW EVERYONE WHAT IT IS TO BE A MIAMI HURRICANE.


FILL THE STADIUM THURSDAY NIGHT GUYS!

C'MON AT LEAST FILL THE LOWER BOWL!!! GET OFF OF WORK EARLY IF YOU CAN AND HEAD OUT FOR SOME TAILGATE AND WATCH UVA GET DESTROYED!!!!!!!

LETS GET LOUD LETS GET ROWDY !!!!!!!!!!

SHAKE JOE ROBBIE AS IF IT WAS THE OB!!!!

Susan is a tool.

Randy Shannon taught dj Williams what he knows, how fitting the former cane put the game away.

@CANETILLIDIE, I'VE BEEN A FAN OF THE "U" SINCE LONG BEFORE YOU WERE JUST A GLEAM IN YOUR DADDY'S EYE, WHICH BASED UPON YOUR PREPUBESANT POSTS, I'M GUESSING WAS ABOUT 13 TO 14 YEARS AGO!!! DON'T TELL ME ABOUT THE GREAT PLAYERS THAT HAVE BEEN CANES, BECAUSE I CAN NAME MORE THAN YOU CAN COUNT TO. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM AND THIS IDIOT REGIS, IS THAT THEY DIDN'T NEED TO PUNCH OPPONENTS IN THE NUTS IN ORDER TO GET NOTICED. THEY PUNCHED THEM IN THE MOUTH AND DIDSO METAPHORICALLY WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE RULES. THEY BEAT THEM DOWN PHYSICALLY AND DOMINATED THEM WITH THEIR TALENT, NOT WITH CHEAPSHOTS AT THE BOTTOM OF A PILE. FOR HIS EFFORTS, HE WAS SUSPENDED LAST WEEK, AND LOST HIS STARTING JOB THIS WEEK TO HIS REPLACEMENT WHO OUTPERFORMED HIM IN PRACTICE. HOW'S THAT DECISION WORKING OUT FOR HIM NOW? I'M GUESSING IT'S GOT TO FEEL LIKE GETTING PUNCHED IN THE NUTS!!!

1 2 »

The comments to this entry are closed.