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UM says Canes offensive tackle (6-7, 305 pounds) Jermaine Barton "chose to leave'' and is no longer a Hurricane

University of Miami offensive tackle Jermaine Barton is no longer a member of the Miami Hurricanes football team, UM confirmed Monday morning.

Barton, a 6-7, 305-pound alum of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas High, was dropped from the roster this past weekend.

He has never played in a college game.

According to Chris Freet, UM's associate athletic director for communications and marketing, Barton "chose to leave.''

Other specifics were not divulged, though UM coach Al Golden has been candid about suspending three players for this past weekend -- offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, linebacker Kelvin Cain and cornerback Keion Payne.

Freet said the departure of Barton is unrelated to the three suspensions.

Since the Hurricanes signed only 24 of their NCAA limit of 25 new scholarships in February, if they have not reached the NCAA team limit of 85 total scholarships, they could still sign another player before the signing period ends April 1. Freet said Golden wouldn't divulge the total number of players on scholarship. Golden has said more than once that he does not expect to have his full slate of 85 scholarships when the season begins.

The Canes could go, for example, for someone who is unhappy with the situation at his current college, and wants to transfer. Spring ball will start soon across the nation, and those guys will begin appearing.

Barton would have been a redshirt sophomore in 2012. He was on the scout team last year, and broke the fifth metatarsal of his right foot playing basketball just before coming to UM as a freshman. The injury required surgery.

Barton, who grew up in Coral Springs, was a star basketball player at St. Thomas and late bloomer in football. He was a Rivals.com three-star recruit coming into UM in 2010.

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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Maybe Larranaga found a spot for him on next years Basketball team?

Keep weeding golden...

Susan, with all these suspensions lately and with NCAA around - should we be nervous?

A big kid. No chance to start? Hate to see players leaving, but it happens in most programs at this juncture.

Maybe Ur Top Flight Academic School might want to offer "Baseball 101" to it's CurricUlUm ...

That and "Broom Engineering".


3 Games

Florida Hitting - 42 hits - 28 Runs

Florida Pitching- 34 K's - 14 Relief Inns. 1 Earned Run

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U ? Owned ... How do those bats feel inserted barrel first ?

3 star u

The Canes could go, for example, for someone who is unhappy with the situation at his current college, and wants to transfer. Spring ball will start soon across the nation, and those guys will begin appearing.

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News flash ... Kids looking to transfer do so to leave programs that are inept, in disarray, irrelevant, downtrodden and about to get hammered by Major Sanctions by the NCAA ...

They don't transfer to them...

Deny- They do that at traylerville. I guarantee you can take a poll and 50% of the turd players would love to be playing for the U. Not Mus-chump, Audrey Hill. Go and ask Patchan if his decision to play for UF instead of his daddys alma mater was a good one.

Answer, I think not.

Sanctions or not, this is a program on the rise. ergo USC

For all you Gayturds posting on here, let us Canes fans know when you get the following:

1. 5 Championships in Football
2. 4 CWS rings

Gayturds have got to be the most stupid of stupid
Keep weeding Golden

CANE4LIFE

Gators cant compete in the seceasy and the fans still talk smack...be prepared for another cws letdown. Let us know when u get that elusive undefeated season. Oh, and that ged

Canes ruled in the past... so did the dinosaurs.

Gators rule the present and future.

We should put the Hurricanes were they belong: in a dusty museum, so their fans can sit around watching that ESPN doc over and over and over again.

Meanwhile, Gator Nation will continue accumulating championships in every sport that exists. Love how we swept the Canes baseball team (again) this weekend.

Maybe Ur Top Flight Academic School might want to offer "Baseball 101" to it's CurricUlUm ...
That and "Broom Engineering".

3 Games
Florida Hitting - 42 hits - 28 Runs
Florida Pitching- 34 K's - 14 Relief Inns. 1 Earned Run
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U ? Owned ... How do those bats feel inserted barrel first ?
Posted by: Professor Sully | March 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Guess what all that adds up to? Florida - ZERO National Championships.

Win something before you talk to a 4-time National Champ.

Canes ruled in the past... so did the dinosaurs.
Gators rule the present and future.
We should put the Hurricanes were they belong: in a dusty museum, so their fans can sit around watching that ESPN doc over and over and over again.
Meanwhile, Gator Nation will continue accumulating championships in every sport that exists. Love how we swept the Canes baseball team (again) this weekend.
Posted by: SUICYCO | March 05, 2012 at 02:40 PM

Every sport that exists, huh? Does baseball still exist? Because you have a big fat zero in that. And "accumulate" in football? Last time I checked Miami had 5 titles to your 3 and your wannabe Jesus graduated, so none of those will be coming anytime soon. So please tell me exactly how and where you are accumulating all these championships in every sport that exists, you dumb@ss?

A cleanup is underway before the season kicks into high gear..
You are either on board or overboard..that is the way that Coach Golden can start 2012 with the people that recognize what has to be done, and implement it..

The rules apply to everyone...if you don't like it hit the highway..

Love it and an ACC Championship and BCS path is set..
Don't like it? Can't do it? See ya.

Very simple....

Be a HURRICANE..
Go 'Canes

Hahaha! I love me some trolls...

Harry Levin: Should we be nervous? YES!!!! Who and what do we have going in and out of spring practice? Who are the standard bearers? I don't know what henderson did, but for somebody who was all-everything in high school and a "high character" guy, it does not add up.

Right now things and positions look shaky, and I hope things change fast. I never saw this much movement pre-Coker years, which is when U changed to the "funK" it's in now.

to all th gayters on here: 1.yes you swept us in baseball congratz but how many championships do you have? 1A. that's what i thought to 2. how many championships do you have in football? 2A. again that's what i thought 3. why wont you play us after 2013 in football? 3A. NEVERMIND WE CANES KNOW WHY..........GO CANES

News flash ... Kids looking to transfer do so to leave programs that are inept, in disarray, irrelevant, downtrodden and about to get hammered by Major Sanctions by the NCAA ...
They don't transfer to them...
Posted by: Deny, Deny, Deny ... | March 05, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Kenny Kadji agrees.
Brock Berlin agrees.
The 8 UF transfers over the past year in football agree.

We don't deny that, fool.

What is up with these suspensions? Guys, the NCAA is up our arse and you guys are messing around? Come on guys - you are letting down the team!!!!! I hope this doesn't have to do with the party at KOD a few weeks back, I saw seantrel there fo sure and he was hangin with Lil Waynes posse.

All this talk from the Gayturds fans goes to show how stupid they are, instead of talking about how good your program wants to be, why don't you ask your AD to schedule UM on a yearly basis? you SCARED COWARDS!!!

Just listened to Golden's presser. He is such a blowhard about the players leaving for the NFL. Players looking to get paid legitimately for once – didn’t he leave Temple to better his career and for more money? I would think the NFL is a destination job, no?

Tune is Mon-Fri 3-7 560 WQAM for the best show in South Florida. John Lequizano was great today!

Posted by: CANES25

Didn't we just schedule Toledo for a home and home? Why didn't we schedule LSU or Bama? Let's cool that talk til we win sumpin.

Sid- your yamulca is on too tight son. Or maybe your moyle cut off too much.

Golden knows what it takes to be succesful in the NFL. Mosyt of the underclassmen that declared did so without the NFL advicxory commitee's review. They wanted to bolt to make minummun salary (at most) rather than try to get better with 1, 2 more years and and AND an education. Translation: dumba$$es. Translation: Golden is actually pleased that they left. They were weeds. Weeds. Hairs in the matzah ball soup ball. You got to get them out.

OY!

Posted by: 5>3>2

Nice try you gefilte fish. So far, Golden is a used car salesman. What exactly does he know about the NFL? All I know is that The U lost to Boston College in their supposed bowl game. With the sanctions coming and players getting suspended, I expect an exodus of recruits when The U gets banned from bowl games for two years.

Tune in Mon-Fri 3-7 560 WQAM for the best show in South Florida. My main man, HOF Barry Larkin, on now!

Canes ruled in the past... so did the dinosaurs.
Gators rule the present and future.
We should put the Hurricanes were they belong: in a dusty museum, so their fans can sit around watching that ESPN doc over and over and over again.
Meanwhile, Gator Nation will continue accumulating championships in every sport that exists. Love how we swept the Canes baseball team (again) this weekend.
Posted by: SUICYCO | March 05, 2012 at 02:40 PM

Last time I checked Turds had a Grand Total of...wait for it..wait for it.....ZERO CWS CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

4 WILL ALWAYS BE GREATER THAN ZERO TURDS!!

Posted by: Sid Rosenberg

Drop dead Sid. You and your show suck..if you were so good why did the NY mecca exile you? F you and the mets, knicks, and giants. I feel bad for victor et all, after you get fired they have the stench of you and can't get hired.

Posted by: RAGING DUMPSTER FIRE IN ALACHUA COUNTY

Minnesota won some NCs back in the day...that is whay duh u has become...remember when?>>.

Bummer, I know why......

Yes, 'Rush', 'frankie' and 'Donkey Kong', these mysterious Canes fans who are posting here for the first time in their life within 20 minutes completely bought into it, aren't they dumb?

Get a life toolbag.

The guy who died while trying to set a record for longest time being buried alive.....my guess.....he was a University of Florida graduate!

Sid
Go back to maimonedes academy

I never said that golden knows a lot about the nfl. But he does know what it takes to be in the nfl. Furthermore fisch coached in the nfl. The fact that these dumbsheets declared without the nfl advisory proves that they were weeds that needed to be pulled

The canes will be fine. The talent is there and will continue to build

Sid Rosenberg is one lying SOB, he states how he hates the Herald and theyre scumbags yet he posting on the Herald blog. SMH

The guy who died while trying to set a record for longest time being buried alive.....my guess.....he was a University of Florida graduate!

Posted by: AnonymousCane | March 05, 2012 at 08:19 PM

now that's funny

The guy was probably valedictorian of UFailure and realized that the job market is scarce when you graduate from the public diploma mill and have no skills.

is it true that 80% of UF's football players are majoring in Underwater Basket Weaving?

Reply to : Deny,deny,deny. Obviously you have a self-fulfilling prophecy.....namely to be a Hater.Irrelevant as this kid was a very raw talent.Just look up his web site evaluations.Nonetheless.the kid seemed decent and simply was tired,didn t like the effort/results he was getting...or whatever.It s his decision to leave.It does not/is not necessarilly associated with anything...bad...or good.Kids are kids.A 19 year old or something.No big deal.It s not like 1 of our top 5 players.Then you d have a point.You are reaching......D-E-E-P ...to try to make chicken out of chicken salad.Humor me more...please.............

Joe, Joe, Joe you said "No big deal.It s not like 1 of our top 5 players".
But Joe, Joe, Joe 2 of your top 5 players already left early for the draft. Your top OL player is suspended. It is a big deal when it becomes a pattern. But keep sticking your head in the sand and pretend it's all fine. Your letdown will be that much more violent when the sanctions come.

Whew, the trolls are in an illiterate frenzy!

When a new coach comes in, there is attrition. When his program is more demanding than the guy who recruited you, there is attrition. Although it was tough to see underclassmen leaving last year, it is for the best. Golden will not tolerate "me-first" players who do not want to be part of TEAM. As his guys come in, we will see players of a different character. Look at the players at Bama under Saban. Not a lot of whining, and few leaving early.

Given all that, it is tough to have once been great and recently mediocre. True Canes hope for a return to the glory days. Now, it is about building one step at a time, and will take time to get there. So to those who aren't with the program, find another bus. You are either in or you are out. True anywhere in life.

Why are so many players leaving Miami? Because they do not have the internal fortitude to go through the conditioning program. They are soft, both physically and mentally. Marcus Fortson for example. All America out of high school. Injured all the time. No better now than when he first came here. Wonder how many bench reps he does at the combine. It's going to take another couple of years to change the culture back to the glory days. Do not under estimate the importance of the right culture. Coach Golden understands this. He is on the right track in his approach. One last thing Cane fans....stop responding to the sorry gator fans on this site. You're just feeding the fire. Gator fan will always be jealous of that little private school down south that has won more NC's than them with half the money and fans.

Canetrash your posts are retreads that try to put our Canes down but you replay the same old theme.

Having the best legacy in College football for athletes placed in the NFL is fact.
Having the best Campus in Florida close to a Metropolitan City is fact.
Having the most BCS wins in the state of Florida is a fact.
Having the "TIE" is a fact..Orange too, and don't mess with it, is a fact.

Give me some facts that the Gayturds have that refute the above.
I am waiting...
Go 'Canes

If Al Golden cannot be upfront about Jermaine Barton leaving, then it's not legitimate. The coach is hiding something that's not legitimate.

Al Golden is our savior. Don't you know that every single kid that leaves the program is just afraid to compete and work hard. We don't need those lazy players around they are not true canes, they are not Golden boys.
Golden will bring UM back to where it belongs. You will see.

Barton chose on his own to leave. Nothing the coach can say to that, other than insult the kid. He is showing class by refusing to rid the kid individually.

http://www.chatsports.com/michigan-state-spartans/a/What-College-Has-The-Most-Current-NFL-Players-10-147-184

Miami and Texas with 46, USC only has 43.
UF? Only 33. Wrong again, "ALL GATOR".


And you are still sticking with your Muschamp > Golden lie? Good luck with that.

Answer this:

Is Muschamp really better than Meyer?

Yeah, we know, reality hurts you too much to answer that one, fool.


You want FACTS troll?

Football.
5 > 3, FACT. Yet you deny it.
28 > 26, FACT. Yet you deny it.

Baseball.
4 > 0, FACT. Yet you deny it.
126 > 107, FACT. Yet you deny it.

You are done. Time to change your name again and pretend you didn't just get destroyed.

he Canes could go, for example, for someone who is unhappy with the situation at his current college, and wants to transfer. Spring ball will start soon across the nation, and those guys will begin appearing.
.
News flash ... Kids looking to transfer do so to leave programs that are inept, in disarray, irrelevant, downtrodden and about to get hammered by Major Sanctions by the NCAA ...
They don't transfer to them...
Posted by: Deny, Deny, Deny ... | March 05, 2012 at 12:22 PM

For example the 5 gaytors that transferred and the 4 coaches that bailed in the Offseason

I love Spring Break living here in Gainesville, all of a sudden the town is missing 50k total idiots.

Wow, his comments were so disgusting that they got removed.

Time to drive to the next library, troll.

The problem with golden and this team, as I see it and will continue to as long as there is no change, is that we don't have an upper echelon qb. I can't speak for williams, but I can say that it is pure fact that Stephen Morris is not an fbs qb. He (at least up until the 8th week) had the worst completion:int ratio in the whole of college football, he has a strong arm but horrendous decision making and subpar accuracy. And worse, he is not a winner. Some qbs have it, and are winners, like Andrew luck and kellen Moore, and some have it but aren't winners, and Morris unfortunately doesn't have it and is a loser. Maryland proved that. Pretty much every game he's in proved that.
My hopes are on Ryan Williams, of course, but unless he surprisingly completely then no matter how are recruits come in, we are in serious offensive trouble, especially without Lamar miller and storm Johnson.

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