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Mike James earns MVP honors at team banquet

The Miami Hurricanes held their annual end-of-season banquet Sunday afternoon inside the Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island.

Running back Mike James was the recipient of the 2012 Jack Harding Team Most Valuable Player Award.

Other winners included:

Hard Hitter Award – Jon Feliciano
Mariutto Family Scholar-Athlete Award – Chris Dunckel
Community Service Man of the Year Award – Mike James
Strength Training Athlete of the Year – Andrew Swasey
Albert Bentley Most Valuable Walk-On Award – Nantambu Fentress and Paul Kelly
Nick Chickillo Most Improved Player Award – Davon Johnson
Walt Kichefski Hurricane Award – Jake Wieclaw
University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame Unsung Hero Award – Maurice Hagens
Training Room Comeback Player of the Year – Ben Jones
Hurricane Media “Good Guy” Award – Dalton Botts
Captain’s Award – Shayon Green, Mike James, Brandon McGee and Stephen Morris
Plumer Award for Leadership, Motivation & Spirit – Brandon McGee
Melching Leadership Award – Mike James
U Respect Award – Jeremy Lewis
Scout Team Player of the Year – Akil Craig and Eduardo Lopez
Newcomer of the Year Award – Deon Bush
Defensive Most Valuable Player – Shayon Green
Offensive Most Valuable Player – Stephen Morris
Special Teams Most Valuable Player – Duke Johnson

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Congrats to Mike. He deserves it all.
Happy holidays to the team and coaches...and most of the posters on this blog :)

Good kid.

Happy Holidays Aqua!

Congrats to the players....great season....went to fast

manny can we get some news on recruits visiting this month and next and possibly new commits,commits that decommited and anything else about recruiting please!

What a year...

We as 'Canes should be proud of our Seniors who hung in there with us to finish a Season that surprised many. Tying for the lead in the Coasatal Div.

I did not see any Coaches awards but Coach Fisch should be up there for creating exciting offense that puts up big numbers and excited so many fans. We got offense...Defense will catch up, and watch out..

Coach G you should be proud of the team, and now we have the template to build on, and create a 'Canes team that will get teriffic ACC and National attention.
Happy Holidays, and thanks to our 'Canes ...
Great season the process continues..
Go 'Canes Always

most valuable player on this team is like the thinnest kid at fat camp. Hard Hitter award's an offensive lineman. dUh. punter and kicker dominate. every one of these players graduating or transferring when the hammer drops.

freshman rushing leaders 2012
1. kenneth dixon - louisiana tech 1194 yards / 99.5 avg / 27 TDs

2. johnny manziel - Texas AM 1181 / 98.42 avg / 19 TDs

3. todd gurley - georgia 1260 / 96.92 avg / 12 TDs

4. duke johnson - UM 947 / 78.92 / 10 TDs

you have to break the 1000 mark to be a somebody....those numbers are weak.

No real canes fans here. If so dont waste your time here go to canespace.

Mike its canespace. Thats were its at.

Mike James is MVP. GTFOOH.

I love Mike, but he wasn't MVP!

Agree with five titles. I say its either duke or stephen.

Hard hitter feliciano? That says a lot about our lame defense.

Congradulations to Mike James. He may not have put up the eyepopping stats but he has been the ideal team player, and glue that held everything together amongst the players. And I am sorry but the hard hitter award should have gone to Bush, Johnson, or Perryman.

Jon Feliciano gets hard hitter award? Lmao this is funny. Mark.D u should feel like crap. It's a shame that an offensive lineman gets the hard hitter award and not a single person on defense. Deon Bush deserves it or either Eddie Johnson. Well better luck next year.

Mark.D u better bring a better Defense next year. If not your ass need to be fired on the spot. You will have no excuses next year. Give up 500 yards the first 5 games you need to get your walking papers pal. Ain't I won't have any remorse for it either. You have Florida,Fl.State,N.Dame,N.Carolina,Nebraska and many more. You need to have them boys out there hitting and raising hell. Don't embarrass us like you did this year.

And I won't have any remorse is what I meant to say.

We would have been 9-3 if we FIRED Mark No-D!

Jim Gallo - you are the one constant in a world of uncertainty. You always say the most ignorant things. Keep up the good work.

I think Johnson would've gotten the hard hitter award if he would've kept his nose clean.

"Treetop Ballroom at Jungle Island."

Really? Did anyone think about the implication when selecting this site?

As good as Duke was DNO was EVEN WORSE!! What a waste of talent. we could have ended with at least 3 more wins easily with a bad D..instead we have most pathetic horrible D ever..... members of the 500club...

Coach DNO HH got the WORST COACH EVER!!! award !!

Gallo....Duke was not the starting runnung back all season. Had he been the starter he would have had 1200 yards plus.

Manny,

Why dont you provide us with a comparison of our players recruited and their performance starting with the 2008 recruiting classes versus the players from FSU and Florida. Similar to the story showing the comparison of Dolphins versus the 49ers. This should be a good indicator of how players in our program have developed, performed or just fizzled over the last 5 years. Maybe you can categorized it by position every other day. The season went to fast, we need something to read daily about our canes football.

Standout former UM ballers in the NFL this week:

-Sam Shields INT
-TBenjamin return for TD
-Reggie Wayne- MOney. That boi money. HAs just passed DolphinKiller Andre Reed for tenth all time in catches
-Frank Gore- Money. Has tied Roger Craig for all time TD leader fir the niners and has surpassed 1000 yds for the 6th time- second only to Stephen Jackson amongst active players

old and new- The NFL-U keeps producing.

Forgot one:

Antrel Rolle- caused a fumble that led to a TD

According to a College Football Blog I read this morning, Golden is pushing D'onofrio for the open Temple HC job.. While I hold no bad feelings for Temple, please hire him... Let us Pray..

joe: he played in all 12 games.....giovanni bernard , ranked 11th amd only played in 10 games and had better rushing yards 1228 / 122.80 per game plus he only touched to ball 3.75 times more per game...not alot of difference...duke compared to all other backs was just OK...UM needs alot more production out of him....BUT, does he have the stamina to handle 280-300 carries....what I noticed alot about this team is they really are not in good condition....jimmy was a tyrant about conditioning.....the guy that was in better condition always won...

D'Onofrio would be a fantastic hire for Temple. I would love to see it happen.

Don't sleep on feliciano, that man brings it. At the same time though, i like seeing an offensive player receive the hard hitter award. Nobody on defense will receive anything with the OH-NO trying to run the show over their. Guys are making plays on defense off of mostly they're own talent. I like how coach goldie was quick to try and jump on the dzp band-wagon when he got that pick 6 against boston college, one of the first thing we're seeing him say is "yep, denzel executed that play just like he was coached to do it", i'm saying to myself, fo real dawg, ok, so we doing it like that now. when a playr makes a good play it's on the coaching, but when they make a bad play it's on them, lol.

I can tell you this much, you can tell the difference between guys that know defense and guys that don't or when the right defense is called and is not executed properly or when a defense is called and when it's executed properly but still gets exposed, that's the situation we're in right now, that's why these coaches can't bash the players and you hear goldie talking about changing their philosophy on defense.

For instance, and a clear example of that, if you go back and look at the UM vs Oklahoma game, on that play where j70 threw that bomb to travis benjamin, Oklahoma called i believe a corner blitz, but whatever it was, for some reason the player pulled up instead of going right at j70 and the result of course was a bomb. They panned the camera over to the sidelines and stoops is going in on the player for not running thru the play, now it might have prevented a touchdown or might not have, but if that player runs thru the play, i don't think j70 gets that pass off.

Point is, it was a play where you could clearly see the d-co made an aggressive call that put the players into position to make a play, also, the head coach could see the same thing as well and let the player know he's got to do what he's suppose to do on that play.

With our defense, it just doesn't happen like that because goldie and his boy are not on the same page and both of them are getting confused at the same time against oc's as well, that's why we're having problems and they're not that confident. So what they resort back to is saying things like "we need our defensive guys to be where they're suppose to be" etc. etc. robots, lol.

Stupid question.. How could you tell, from whatever vantage point you choose, "they really are not in good condition"? Not looking for a pissing contest with you, but that statement is total B/S..

deep down jimmy was thugish..in his life it was him against the world in alot of ways....undersized etc...that was brought to UM..it wasnt the players , it was jimmy...he just didnt care about media, tad foote, how his team behaved...he encouraged trash talk, celebrating, taking the other guys head off as long as the penalties were in check...."go have your ashma attack on the other field, you p...sy".....classic. Golden is a little upity, not a street guy like jimmy....and he can go to the keys all he wants to pick jimmys brain but in the end....golden is not old school UM...jimmy johnson would have fired dnofrio right in front of the whole team on the practice field..make him walk to his car and never come back....like ive said...the old canes are GONE....its all different now

The Rich continue to get Richer...GATORS #1 2013 Recruiting Class...

While U ...

ZERO of the Top remaining Uncommited Recruits look at U...NADA

**** DB's Burns and Carter to decommit just like DT Bryant...

Ranked #82, #78, #53 and #45 in Recruiting behind the likes of Duke, Indiana, S.Fla. and other scrubs...

Unranked and 2-Stars projects are all that's left for U. But they'll all be Ed Reeds riiieet ?

9 Commits/soon to be 7... 4 TE's-1 Scrub RB token ex-players Son- 1 OL...

NO D-TACKLES-D-Ends-Linebackers to add to that efense...

NCAA Hammer Looms, but it'll get better and U'll be back soon riiieet ?

Jim Gallo, since you clearly didn't go to UM, why don't you go follow the school you actually did go to? And if you didn't go to college, pick some other team that has nothing to do with you to follow.

Miami doesn't want or need fans like you.

because before the second half guys already had their hands on their hips...late in the games especially on defense we could not converage on the offensive guys in mass....always out of place..thats conditioning as much as it is defensive confusion.....and this is even after alot of rotations....in the day same guys were always on the field....eliminates confusion and showed they were in much better condition....no water at practice was the biggest complaint...remember.

Shayon Green wins D MVP award with zero sacks.

its crazy...this whole team is nuts....D MVP should have gone to denzel perryman has 45 solo tackles vs green at 38...at least perryman was ranked at #16 ACC...perryman had more tackles for loss vs green

Well, here you go:

Per scout.com:

2008 3rd
2009 24th
2010 14th
2011 35th
2012 9th (thanks to Tracy and Duke or we'd be in the 20's again)

Who you want us to be:

BAMA:

2008 1st
2009 2nd
2010 4th
2011 7th
2012 2nd

The answers are always in front of you IF you are open minded enough to see them.

It always starts up front and when you have a DL that averages high school weight, you ain't going to do anything on D no matter who the coach is.


BAMA:

DE 286
DE 282
NT 320
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Avg. 296

LB 248
LB 262
LB 242
LB 245
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Avg. 250

Total 546

MIAMI:

DE 265
DE 260
DT 308
DT 296
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Avg. 282

LB 222
LB 230
LB 232
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Avg. 228

Total 510

GAtors are #1 in nothing

2008 was a long time ago. 4 years have passed, and every year the turds are in the top 5 recruiting and what has that brought?

2009_?
2010?
2011?

crickets. crickets

2012?

more crickets.

2013? yawn.

I AGREE 360CANE WE ARE TOO SMALL AT LB POSITION AND NEED TO GET BIGGER OVER THE OFF SEASON. AS CANE FANS IF THIS DEFENSE LOOKS BAD AGAINST FIU WE SHOULD DEMAND DC BE FIRED. HE HAS NO EXCUSES THIS YEAR. WE HAVE THE TEAM ON OFFENSE TO WIN 10 GAMES EASY BUT IF THE DEFENSE DOES NOT IMPROVE WE WILL NOT BEAT THE FLA.FSU, ND,OR NEBRASKA. THE PROBLEM IS SIZE AND A NON AGGRESSIVE STYLE. WITH SIZE WE CAN CREATE MORE TURNOVERS AND MORE SACKS. ALL LB NEED TO BE 10 LBS HEAVIER. DEON BUSH NEEDS TO PLAY AT 205-210 LBS, TRACY HOWARD AT 190 LBS. WE HAVE THE SPEED WE NEED THE POWER. GO CANES 10-2 ACC CHAMPS! 2013!

NCAA - Must Read!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/opinion/nocera-the-next-tobacco.html?src=xps

reno: good article....again blame golden...you tell the ncaa to f....k off...play for the championship then on to OB....win. bryant stays and everyone survives.....but you have a coach who is stubborn and really not a good decision maker....why is mark dnofrio still here?.....like I have said before, there maybe forces within ncaa that are the voice of pulling back a little....in light of the threat those voices get louder since maybe the case is weaker than what seems to be reported....in the end all this is nothing but entertainment....does it reallt need to be policed?

every cane blogger should watch "a football life jimmy johnson"

"fatigue makes cowards of all of us"

the absolute best line in football - jimmy johnson

Then I would say you are very tired j gallo

@AnthonyJManis aka Antcane: Canespace is GARBAGE. All they do is wait for a thread, then quikly post dumb numbers on there trying to be first to reply. Look at me!!! i posted first! i posted 4th! really? I find Cane fan pages on Facebook that are 10X's better that Canespace.

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