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Ray-Ray Armstrong will return to UM for his senior season

Finally, some good news for UM football fans from an underclassman.

Albert Armstrong, the father of UM junior strong safety Ray-Ray, told the Miami Herald tonight that his son has decided to return for his senior season -- unlike receiver Tommy Streeter, defensive tackle Marcus Forston and running back Lamar Miller.

"Of course he's coming back. He loves Miami,'' said Albert Armstrong, who then called his son to make sure he could relay the information. "He didn't get the opportunity he needed personally this season to step out to the NFL. The [NCAA] suspension hurt. Of course we knew he was NFL-caliber talent and could go in one of those rounds, but we didn't test the water. Didn't pursue the NFL at all to see what his status would be. The plan all along was for him to come back, have fun and graduate.

"He's excited about the opportunity to play again, get his degree and better himself all-around through coach [Al] Golden and his staff.''

CBSSports.com had Armstrong projected as the 77th top prospect for the 2012 NFL Draft, which would put him near the middle of the third round.

 Armstrong, a hard-hitting 6-4, 215-pounder with great speed, wears the late Sean Taylor's No. 26 and has often been compared to him. He was UM's top-rated signee in 2009. He led Sanford Seminole High to the Class 6A title as a quarterback and safety his senior year. Last year he finished third on the team in tackles with 79, and tied for a team-high three interceptions. This season Armstrong was suspended by the NCAA the first four games for accepting impermissible benefits from former UM booster Nevin Shapiro.

Armstrong later was suspended by Golden for the Florida State game after he posted a Twitter message about eating dinner at a restaurant with a friend who owns a public relations firm that represents pro athletes. He was cleared of any wrongdoing and finished out the season. He played in seven games this season and had 34 tackles, an interception and fumble recovery.

"If you go out early, you want to make sure you're going to get drafted high,'' Albert Armstrong said. "Now he'll have that opportunity.''

--SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

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Hmmmm. Let's see. No surprise here, but the blog Pig was wrong again.

What is that, 0 for 3 years now Pig. You must be as stupid as you look. Course, your Costco supervisor would agree. Keep an eye on the hams. They may assault the shredded cheese

BWAAHAHAAHAHAH. IDIOT.

Please, if there's any chance that this blog won't become a forum to sh*t all over Ray Ray Armstrong - I'd like to say we're all mad that Ray Ray got a six game suspension and didn't make enough big hits and interceptions and tweeted a picture of his chicken dinner.

If he has a great season everyone will like him again and if not we can all say mean-spirited and racist things about him.

For now can we just wish him luck getting up to speed this offseason?

You need a blog prompt? How about Duke Johnson?

Smart move on Ray Ray's part. He has the physical skills, but this season he just looked out of position in the defensive scheme. Get a full year under his belt in this defense and I think he will certainly improve his draft stock.

Hard hitting YES! Great speed??? eh! LOL

Great decision. Looking forward to a year under coach G and coach D. Best of luck Ray Ray. I see first or second round potential after next year.

canechic says:
December 13, 2011 at 12:48 PM
JSQ, I am around just taking some time off from blogging! I have relegated myself to one social media outlet and choose facebook.

I was banned from Canespace, probably for the best. I got tired of being called crazy and said I needed pills for my opinions on Canes Football and Athletics….Which I might add all turned out to be right. I turned the tables on Tom and he sure did not like it. (I think he has issues with strong women personally). Called him a racist for his STREETZ CHARACTER WHICH IS JUST A MADE UP CHARACTER! He says it is some guy who is a friend of a friend of a cousin of a friend of step, step-niece of some ball boy on the Canes team. Any way I digress….TOM KNOWS I KNOW THE TRUTH and it hit a nerve and I was banned. He really does not like those who have more inside info than him.

Posted by: Airing SOUPS dirty CANESPACE laundry | December 13, 2011 at 01:29 PM

@rawpimple:
do you mean winn dixie?
i also think of what happened 3 years ago

Smart decision by Ray. Only if Tommy and Lamar would have the same way of thought. Don't get me wrong they both are NFL ready talent wise, but another year would help sharpen Tommy's routes, and strengthen Lamar in general. Forston, just didn't cut it. The injuries are just ridiculous, even as a supporter of those 8 from MNW, I lost all patience/hope for him and it's sad because there is a lot of promise/talent in Forston, but I'm afraid just it's either his body isnt durable enough or he just doesn't have the heart.


THAT SAID! ATTENTION AL GOLDEN:

WHERE ARE THE WAR DADDIES? WE NEED DT'S AND THERE A TON OF THEM LEFT ON THE RECRUITING BOARD. DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO TO GET 2 AT THE VERY LEAST!

Yes, I was yelling. I'm done now. Haha!

thank christ ray ray is back

all is well, nothing to see here Cane fans

he'll be suspended by week 4

WURD ON DA SKREETZ IZ...

1. Yo pimp, alot of recruits bumpin around here. Some serious big bois showin up. F n unreal how big playahs are getting in hs. Hard to imagine.

2. You gotta give big ups to Al and staff for getting playahs here. Aint seen it like this in a minute. Night and day between the last 2 staffs and this 1 bruh.

3. No bs when people say Al has sold this state on Miami once again.

Posted by: 86Cane | December 10, 2011 at 11:17 AM

^^^^^^^^^ Wish the SKREETZ would walk into 5 o'clock traffic with his racist rants.

And all this time we thought Ray Ray made the dumbest decisions, and then he decides to come back. Great move Ray Ray and a smarter move than a couple of your teammates that come out early. Tommie is the only one that is ready to come out but another year and he would no doubt be a 1st round pick. Glad to have you back for another year. No doubt U will have a big impact next year. Keep rockin that 26 with pride.

Well, a sensible kid with sound advice from family! In that case, I hope Ray Ray has a great year, plays up to his considerable potential and finishes his degree. Make it your best year ever, Ray! We need you to excel.

Posted by: Eudocimus01 | December 13, 2011 at 09:29 PM

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one must never begin a first sentance, second paragraph with, "If"

Lit 101

Why are some people excited? Have ya'll seen this kid in coverage?Ray Ray has been a huge dissapointment in his time at da U.

Ray-Ray Armstrong will return to UM for his senior season

Finally, some good news for UM football fans from an underclassman.


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wow, good news .


enjoy, the bad will keep on giving the next 5 years ...

U'll see ...

"Of course he's coming back. He loves Miami,'' said Albert Armstrong, who then called his son to make sure he could relay the information... "

" WE GOTz TREE fiddy !!! "

Just as I said, the coaching staff overreacted when they suspended Ray Ray for the FSU game. We definitely could have used him, especially on special teams. Either way, I'm glad you're coming back Ray Ray. Lay down that wood baby!

Smart move for Ray Ray and his parents...Get your degree, have a very good senior season and improve your skills and draft stock which means in the end more money and a better future. Vernon if he is smart will follow the same path...Forston very unsmart move...Streeter not sure and Miller you could have used your senior season to get stronger and more durable...Andrew Lock stayed for his senior season and watch out for the kind of money he will make in the NFL. He improved his draft stock and will be among the first 3 picks...$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Some Miami Juniors going in the NFL Draft just might regret it and some got bad advices and bad influences...

Why is it impossible for the Herald to keep this blog clean, respectful and fun for everyone...

Andrew Luck was gonna be the #1 pick last yr. How did he improve his stock?

Good decision by Ray Armstrong. His dad's comments are on target.

Bad decision by Lamar Miller,, he'll get hurt badly in the NFL without another year of preparation and strengthening. He needs shoulder surgery now.

Steeter's move is a toss-up, with him because of size at his position he may do well, to me it's inconclusive

Check out canesinsight.com

Check out canesinsight.com

Posted by: Josh | December 14, 2011 at 05:14 AM

^^^^^Not if SOUPY SALES is running it , AKA the SKREETZ klansman

I saw that: U called him a Gator Turd? LOL

I have invited Milian from the PBP and Gorten from the SS here many times but they will NOT come on the LIVE chat.

They know they cannot do it on their blogs because of ALL of the trolls and haters but yet they will still not come on here to do a Q&A with the fans when this is PROTECTED space?

What can U say?

Posted by: 86Cane | December 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM

^^^^^^ More SOUPY SALES AD NAUSEUM....BLAH!

If Ray Ray works hard and us coached properly, he could be a first rounder. I think he'll have a great year.

I see the trolls from the other site have come over here to poison this place in hopes people will come to their racist boring site. Remember 1 of the 4 bloggers they have over there at the lying lawyers site now say the Canes have a 99% chance with 350 recruits. Now thats some real inside information huh. I could of just done what they do and copy and paste. Go to the great lawyers site to read about when they gather for their racist meetings or when they will get that groundbreaking case that will put them on the map. They just scooped the nation this morning that Lamar was turning pro, oh wait nevermind. You could say hi to the lying recruiting tool and get information on those 350 recruits, read all about how they get so drunk and throw up and brag about they dont even remember driving home. Something they should be proud of huh? Lastly you can read the foolish 4 do their pervert takes. Hey morons why do you bother coming here to cry about a site you say you are banned from? Try to make that site readable for Cane fans then maybe you can get up to 10 visitors if youre lucky. Youre site sux. Nobody visits that scumbag place anymore. Its over

Great article! Im glad to see that RayRay and his family came to the right decision

Good move. Smart move. He needs to mature both as a young man and as a football player. With the latter, he made to many mistakes last year. When a SS makes a mistake its either a huge gain or a TD. With his physical tools he can dominate next year. Reading film on offenses, trends, etc will help him be a better SS. This will help our defense big time regardless of what the haters say. An upper classman in one of the key defensive positions is huge. Or.. you all don't think we could have used Brandon Harris this year?

I agree with one of the posts about recruiting more DTs. DTs and lbs. Absolutely.

Have you all noticed that there has been ZERO news in the herald about the sorry UM basketball team? I find that interesting given that we are 9 games into the season.

http://tampa.craigslist.org/pnl/spo/2752032548.html

UM CHAIRS

WOKE UP THIS MORNING....GOT MYSELF A blog! GOT MYSELF A BLOG! The SKREETZ is limpin into oblivion.

Here they are:

1. This is a Miami Hurricane sports blog. Let's talk about UM sports and sports in general with the occasional "off topic" comment.

2. Be respectful, be productive and try to be fair and balanced in your comments.

3. Sign in through Facebook, Twitter or Typepad so we can weed out the trolls.

^^^^^I'm SOUPY SALES, ur resident redneck...those rules dont apply to me! HAVE A GREAT DAY.

I have invited Milian from the PBP and Gorten from the SS here many times but they will NOT come on the LIVE chat.

They know they cannot do it on their blogs because of ALL of the trolls and haters but yet they will still not come on here to do a Q&A with the fans when this is PROTECTED space?

What can U say?

^^^^^I BET THEY ARE SAYING WE'RE ONLY GONNA GO ON REPUTABLE NEWS LOOPS...NOT A RACIST BLOG LIKE YOURS

Wow with all that said it seems like Ray Ray had the most sense out of all the guys who left. I cant knock Lamar even thoough he not ready to take a NFL pounding or Streeter but Fortsan fat a**. That SOB didnt do squatt all the years he was here and all of a sudden hes a NFL prospect. yea right

All I have to say to this topic is this...


SHOW US RAY RAY. SHOW US WHAT YOU ARE REALLY MADE OF. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY. YOU'VE PAID YOUR DUES TO YOURSELF TO GET TO THE U. YOU GOT HERE. NOW PAY YOUR DUES TO THE U. SHOW THE U WHAT YOU CAME HERE FOR. SHOW THE U WHAT YOU ARE MADE OF.

PLAY MIAMI BALL.


and with that I wish Ray Ray a GREAT senior season. I have spoken ill about him for awhile due to his lack of play and his poor decision making. I'm hopeful that he has learned from all of that and has completely moved on. Eat, sleep, play football. Good luck Ray Ray. U Nation is behind you. Show us.


GO CANES ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!!

Whether that guy at the other site likes it or not this site is bringing more readers to canespace. You would figure the lying lawyer would realize that, nevermind she wouldnt. I dont know how many are left at her site but be sure the recruiting genious with his 350 recruits could come the canes way will be blabbing his same garbage. Oh and you may be lucky enough to read one guys posts that are over 10,000 words but still manages to say nothing about the canes he will throw in stuff about the gators though. How could I forget the best part The few bloggers that claim to be inside experts for her site all played high school football so that means they are legit. racist rants, perverted talk, guys that would of made it to the nfl if it werent for some injury they had while playing big time high school then thats the place to go. Thats the site where the Curse blogger was invented. Well you idiots failed, good thing you had that fake lawyer leading those dolts. Off to work on one of those huge trials I get. I am after all a lawyer if you guys didnt know. I will leave the great recruiting expert to run the blog. Have fun.

People act like you cant develop in the NFL. Why is everybody sayin Lamar is making a bad decision by leaving early. When your the concensus #2 RB in the draft and possible first round pick as a running back, u almost have to go.

Well said Canetillidie. Would only add that rr needs make himself a model player, mentor the younger players, abide by team rules, eat your chicken in private, and expect that if you do screw up you will be treated like aj.

Wow....maybe he is not a "careless thinker" after all. I think he knew all along he needed another year. God bless him.

Now that other site is blabbing on and on about what is being said over here. What a bunch of whiny beyatches. How many times have I said im not the guy you call Soup. I have read his articles but I am not him. I think ive said that more then that 1 dude talks about his inside information on recruits all 350 of them. Its not tough for anyone to know shes a fake lawyer she puts it in all her posts. Anyone who went over to visit her site today that calvin dude has at least another hour of writing his post before it can be sent. Stop by and say hi to No Truth while youre there

@ltcdolphin

I 2nd that notion. Hopefully he does a 360deg turn and shows all of us what he's truly made of.
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Now on to more important topic. We need DT's and DB's.

Someone get Nick JamesDT down here quick!!! This kid is as nasty as it comes. If there was a Warren Sapp style player this is it!! His army combine OLvsDL video is simply sick. He beat everyone with ease, stood over them and roared. This kid has all the attitude that defines being a Miami Hurricane. See the video for yourself before anyone passes judgement on what I just said about him. Seeing is believing. I didn't think much of Josh Witt coming in as a LB until I saw his highlight tape. I was sold after that and you will be too.

If we get Nick James and Eddie Goldman would be utterly sick.

Dline

DE:Vernon(if he stays)/O.Pierre
DT:NickJames/EddieGoldman/A.Ojomo
DT:D.Smith/C.King/L.Robinson
DE:A.Chickillo/R.Williams

Plus there's a bunch of other guys that I didn't mention on the Dline sitting in the ranks. Jalen Grimble, Chris Dunckel, Sean Harvey, Curtis Porter, Junior Alexis.

If our Dline can look this big next season will give a huge break to the young DB's cuz the QB will have no time to get the ball off.

Dam I can't wait for spring ball.

Anyone going to the Battle of Florida? My wife surprised me with tickets as an early xmas gift.

"Whether that guy at the other site likes it or not this site is bringing more readers to canespace."
And you care because? If you are a serious Gator fan, youshould NOT care about how many readers one or two Canes sites have. So, I doubt you are a serious Gator fan.

"You would figure the lying lawyer would realize that, nevermind she wouldnt."
Can you show us one of her lies? After all, at least the guy going after Canespace is giving actual text. You are just throwing out accusations with no foundation. And no, I am not a poster on eye of the hurricane, just as I am not a poster on canespace.

"I dont know how many are left at her site but be sure the recruiting genious with his 350 recruits could come the canes way will be blabbing his same garbage."
Sooooo, as a "serious Gator fan", you DON'T have to read it.

"Oh and you may be lucky enough to read one guys posts that are over 10,000 words but still manages to say nothing about the canes he will throw in stuff about the gators though."
And if they have no limit on post length there, WHY DO YOU CARE?

"How could I forget the best part The few bloggers that claim to be inside experts for her site all played high school football so that means they are legit."
Anyone that takes them at their word is as foolish as anyone that takes Ferman, Mays, Stock, or any of the paid sites at their word. The difference is, at least their rumors are free. You know, like the rumor that Urban Meyer would leave Florida, hang out at ESPN for a year, and then jump to another college job first chance he got, and that basically his "health issues" were fake. That one turned out to be true.

"racist rants, perverted talk, guys that would of made it to the nfl if it werent for some injury they had while playing big time high school then thats the place to go."
Gee, that sounds like what Curse does on here, 24-7 for the past five years. At least they are not threatening to lynch Muschamp the way Curse threatened Randy Shannon.

"Thats the site where the Curse blogger was invented."
Curse has been on all the Canes sites for five years. That site you are talking about has been in existance for 18 months. When you create a lie, you really should make it at least PLAUSIBLE, Curse Piggy.

"Well you idiots failed, good thing you had that fake lawyer leading those dolts. Off to work on one of those huge trials I get. I am after all a lawyer if you guys didnt know. I will leave the great recruiting expert to run the blog. Have fun."
So now you are a lawyer? Somehow, I doubt that, what with all your time taken up here. No chance you stuied for the Bar.

Posted by: A serious Gator fan | December 14, 2011 at 10:19 AM

More like Posted by: A troll obsessed with all things Hurricane.

I don't even KNOW what the Gator fan sites are, (nor do I want to, but I guess it would be jortspace) but I bet they have a cast of characters that would make "a serious Gator fan" blush with shame.

Most bloggers here are NOT interested in bickering personalities at other sites..keep it there..

Ray Ray use this time to lift, eat right, study the play book, and show the doubters that your are Round 1 material...

Count me as one that was disappointed in many games with your positional play in games.

IN returning you are now given a chance to also step up as a leader for the young Class and think Team instead of Self..Don't forget this is a process with conditioning, diet, and football knowledge being the cornerstone for the team in 2012.
Good decision.
Go 'Canes.

Please, if there's any chance that this blog won't become a forum to sh*t all over Ray Ray Armstrong.
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Lol...not a chance. He's a huge waste of talent at this point. In the NFL you don't stay in the defensive backfield watching receivers run by you.

Who goes to Prime 112 and get the chicken?!?!

Good Choice Ray Ray...

Canetillidie,
Good analysis of the D line situation. I hope Vernon stays. He underperformed and could make a statement by staying and standing out. The potential is there, as it is with Ray Ray.

Hope we can snag the potential recruits you have identified. Some attitude would be a real nice on the D line, as would some skilled CBs and hard hitting safeties who maintain their position.

Hey, you must have a great spouse. Have fun at the All-Star game and Happy Holidays!
You are a true Cane in passion and spirit, man!

Where else was the guy going to go??? Of course he is coming back. I guess he could have joined Tommy Streeter and Marcus Forston coaching Pop Warner football next year which I agree may be a better choice than returning to the burning ship of Hurricanes football.

I don't get it: RR was out of position all the time. He proved he does not know anything about the SS position. In the VT game, the QB ran key right pass the LB"s and right pass RR.

I respect the fact that he wants to come back, but let somebody else start. I remember Taylor, he wasn't out of position too often either. And it's not like he's going to get a lot of coaching.

Yeah, we got a bunch of names that play DT, but what about production. We got a nose guard (Smith) that plays tackle at 360LBs, we got 2 guys (Porter & Robinson) that can't get out of sick bay, And we are trying to make Grimble & Pierre DT's at 270lbs. Great! The One DT we do have coming in is 6'1, Great! Point Guard material. We need to be looking for some 6'4 dudes in the 280 range coming out of HIgh school, reshirt them and get them to 300 and will be set.
*All this whining about the other site and these stupid comments about racist, trolls & this he said she said junk, is a waste of blogging space. I like both sites. Everyone has an opinion of what's wrong with the "U". This site doesn't keep us that informed on recruiting, hell it's a news paper and they give you very little info about it. Canesport, only wants to talk about every Tom, Dick & Harry that visits, with very little info on who our true targets are at least at the space you get that. The rest of the stuff is pure specualtion. If you got the boot from the other site, why come on here and cry about it. The dam Skreetz, is my cousin and that's all I'll say about it and he does exist, Dog! So Yawn & WOW or whomever you want to be & to those frauds CC Solar & OGV friend go post your dirty laundry somewhere else.

NMBcane da league will take a QB as a first rounder and let him develop under a vet but as a RB u basically have to come ready to roll to be a first rounder not knockin him but I am one thinks he should have stayed to get more money in da long run

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