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Burns never worried about possible NCAA sanctions, followed heart to UM

Even though he committed to Miami last summer, Artie Burns never stopped receiving interest from other schools.

"Every time a school has come in here, they've asked about him and asked to talk to him, Northwestern High coach Stephen Field said.

When you are the nation's fastest high school hurdler and considered one of the best cornerbacks in the country it's only natural to draw eyeballs. But the 6-1, 183-pound senior from Miami Northwestern said he's never once thought about straying from the Hurricanes. No matter what.

"I never thought about [the potential NCAA sanctions]," Burns said recently even though others brought it up. "Even if they did get penalized I would still go to UM. They're on the road to becoming back where they were at. That's why I chose to go there.

I'm excited. We're all coming in hungry to get that championship. The hunger is going to help us prevail."

With less than a week to go before Signing Day, UM has 13 commitments.

Here is a link to my feature on Burns which ran in Saturday's paper.

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Now that is a real Cane in much the same mold as a Duke Johnson. These are the players we want here who don't waver on their commitment and want to be here as part of the solution, not the problem.

As for the Kirkand kid UM doesn.t need OLs so much as DLs, so if he could not commit they had to go with someone who was ready. It's odd to hear a HS coach so irate when the kid ain't so sure about the U. Makes me think he's favoring FSU and that is no place for a HS coach getting so into this process which belongs to the players ad their famlies. The Harris family knows how to play this game they have a high stakes LB, maybe this is Golden putting them in their place. It' actually a good sign that he U can be selective.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST:

Ray Lewis joining the Miami coaching staff on a part-time basis next year.

Heard it from reliable sources at The U and NFL insiders.

He did videos to each player that Golden was trying to sway and showed the videos directly to those players. I don't know exactly what was said, but something along the lines of, "i'll be at practices watching my boy and be there to help Coach Golden however i can to bring us back to the top".

What defensive highschool kid isn't going to be blown away by the possibility of the Great Ray Lewis standing on the practice field teaching him the championship techniques and attitude???

Aww it's gonna be a damn good year coming...

Westcoast,
What youre describing is against the ncaa rulebook. So its probably not true, or if it is you shouldnt be on a message board yapping about it.
As for Burns, hes going to need that track speed in order to drop back 20 yards off the line of scrimmage every single play. Donofrio has no idea what to do with south florida athletes.
Everyone knows hes in over his head, over his head.

I am glad Ray is coming back to the U. He can provide the necessary deer antler spray and help with attorney fees/settlements in case anyone gets charges with murder.

Florida Gators- # 1 Class and More 4-5 *'s Coming ...

Commits --- ESPN 150 --- ESPN 300 --- 5-* --- 4-* ---3-*

26 -----------------11 ------------15 ----------2 -----19 -----4

Then there's U ...

Miami Hurricanes- Unranked and more 4-5 *'s saying no thanks and MORE NON-Elite 2 and barely 3 * reaches coming ...

Commits --- ESPN 150 --- ESPN 300 --- 5-* --- 4-* --- 3-*

13 --------------4 -------------------4 ----------0 -----6 ------7

Stay DelUsional Cane Fan... It's what U've been # 1 at the past Decade.



And ZERO, ZIP, Zilch, NUFIN, NADA, NO D-Tackles or M-LineBackers to close that 4-Lane Freeway between the O-Tackles Committed or Committing anytime soon...

Deja vU U ...

Heard it from reliable sources at The U and NFL insiders.

He did videos to each player that Golden was trying to sway and showed the videos directly to those players. I don't know exactly what was said, but something along the lines of, "i'll be at practices watching my boy and be there to help Coach Golden however i can to bring us back to the top".


Posted by: WestCoastCane | February 02, 2013 at 03:33 AM

why gator and nole fans comment on recruiting is a mystery to all cane fans, it is the same every year. big time guys go to gainsville and very rarely pan out, be honest would you rather have morris calling signals over one of the worst staistical quarterbacks in the nation in jd, look it up he is terrible. every one gets good guys at this level some make it and some do not. you all know jimbo finds a way to lose to one or two schools every year they are supposed to beat and you guys crush him on your own blog.

September 7th will be here before you know it...

Nice story about a TRUE "Miami Guy". Bring in the blue chippers!!!!

No go beat NC state! This b ball team is FOR REAL!!!

This is a Miami Hurricane site.

Why would anyone be on here posting negative comments if they were not a Miami Hurricane fan?

Could it be: ENVY? JEALOUSY? You're a WANT-A-BE CANE, Are you LONELY?

Which one do you think best describes U?

Great white daddy

You gots that right, Papo/primo. Big tailgate at pollo tropical for the b-ball game

You said it Sharkdaddy ! WTF I,ve never been on gayturds or holes web site ! but they are like boogers on ares . think it swamp a##s or little tom awhawks ?

Artie,
Congratulations on a great choice. You have overcome adversity and are a young man of character. Look forward to cheering you on as the Canes return to prominence. Go Canes!

Artie Burns, you will be rewarded for your decision.

Kirkland should have been like burns, a real cane

would you rather have morris calling signals over one of the worst staistical quarterbacks in the nation in jd.

Posted by: andrew | February 02, 2013 at 07:39 AM

OK ClUck... Read these Stats and baaawwk like a Cane.

Head to Head... SM vs JD Freshman and Sophomore Seasons Combined. Miami in a Pass First Offense/ Florida in a Run First Offense.

PASSING

SM- 108-190 - 56.8% 1523 yrds. 7 TD's 11 INTs.

JD- 172-279 - 61.6% 1794 yrds. 12 TD's 7 INTs.

Advantage JEFF DRISKEL... U Looose

RUSHING

SM- 26 att. 72 yrds 2 TD's Long of 16 yrds.

JD- 134 att, 426 yrds. 4 TD's Long of 70 yrds.

Driskel in a LANDSLIDE ! U Looose Again.


BOTH as First Time Starters Last Year. Bottom Line- W's and L's Riieet ?

SM- 7-5

JD- 12-2

[]_[] Looose yet again and again and again...

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I'll get back to U after Ur Sept. 7th. Beatdown, the end of the 2013 Season, the End of the 2014 Season, when Morris is playing in the CFL in and Finally when Driskel becomes a Top NFL Pick in 2015 and the Decade after that if U'd like to still be proven wrong n more wrong again into the 2020's as Ur still barely .500 Mediocre Cane Football program is searching for it's 4th. Head Coach after Ur Golden Boy Bolted...

Ur dismissed

Which one do you think best describes U?

Posted by: Sharkdaddy | February 02, 2013 at 08:12 AM

Being Way above U, Like the Football-Basketball-Baseball Rankings the last 10 years, looking down at []_[] just shaking my head in pity for what U once were ages ago, are now and where Ur heading despite Ur utter delusion and denial of Ur true reality.

From Rivals..


Kynon Codrington, Southeast: I'm not sure anything is a circus anymore. I'd say the most bizarre thing I've seen so far is the situation with the University of Miami and Denver Kirkland. Kirkland had Miami in his top three, but he wanted to wait until signing day to announce. The 'Canes chose to move on, telling Kirkland they didn't have room in this class for the Rivals250 prospect. What is strange is that the same night Miami dropped Kirkland it was at the home of five-star OLB Matthew Thomas, trying to find out where it stands. I have to believe Miami is on the outside looking in for Thomas and its reputation with one of the top programs in Miami-Dade will be altered going forward. Booker T. Washington has two athletes in the Rivals250 To Watch for 2014. Kirkland's signing day decision will be one to watch Wednesday.

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Ockham's razor ?

This is what I was worried about. We all have our opinions on the Kirkland situation and I like all Canes hope it works out for the best. Especially concerning # 1 OLB Matt Thomas. Guys like Thomas are the Elite and can wait until weeks after Signing day if he so chooses and Schools will wait and cater to him. It seems to me that Miami made a last ditch Full Court press to get Thomas to commit prior to Signing day to get the ball rolling, hoping that momentum would snowball into others aslo committing. They had a few hours of in home face to face with him, and these Coaches are pretty smart when it comes to reading kids, and I think they feel they have less than a 50/50 chance of getting him. Thus the 2 fer package deal was basically nixed by Golden in order to move forward at almost T-Minus Zero til Feb. 6th. and go hard after other kids that they've a better chance to get to commit. Again, I hope I'm wrong and only the Kid and Coaches really know what's up, but it would be prudent to go hard after 4-5 other kids rather than sit and wait to see if Thomas signs thus bringing along Kirkland (who we really do not need in this Class). Proactive rather than reactive.

Go Canes !

The problem with you numbers and highlights guys is simple. Have you actually watched driskell PLAY? It is pathetic. That is why U lost your bowl game. And in yr 3the Urban Meyer effect is wearing off in Gainesville. Ron Zook era 2.0 soon to follow. Enjoy

The problem with people who don't understand or have been around elite talent, they'll mis-use it. For instance, name 5 elite athlete's that ever came out of penn disgrace during the years goldie and his boy oach OH-NO was there. So now they're down here trying to get this team to look like the penn disgrace teams of old size wise, i meam they seriously were asking more out of the tight-end position but got 2 of them ballooned up to 270/275lbs.

goldie being an ex-tightend himself, but for some reason he wants to come off as some defensive guy. Why are the tight-ends weight management this preposterous. I want to see what mario is going to do about that myself, no way can you have guys that big, but goldie and his boys mindset is "they look good" if that's what a coach is caring about the eyeball test before the whistle and not after the whistle, he's not UM material. Offensively from the receivers, runningbacks and o-line, the weight is right, as well as clive walford, let's not balloon duke johnson up, he just needs to add about 7 to 8 pounds a year while here.

Same with tyriq mccord, 10lbs a year, he'll be straight but if we're going to balloon that man up to 245lbs like goldie believes and wants to, goldie said it himself "nobody can tell him that tyriq at 245lbs will not be better than he is now" lol, that'll be about an increase of 27lbs, good luck tyriq, at that weight he'll look just like 3g did this year, couldn't move and lost his quick first step advantage.

Here's to hoping 3g doesn't pu on anymore weight and stays at this weight or drops 10 pounds but just focues on adding strength and speed. 3g will never be that effective getting to the qb at 270lbs, he needs to get back down to the 255lb range as well.

HA HA HAHA- idiot gator here talking up Driskell? Driskell is the worst QB in NCAA. Seriously. The only reason he has a 61% completion rate is the 3 yd slants he threw. And the fact that he tucks and runs a lot.

Jealousy is an ugly thing gators. It shows a lot about your fear of the U..

Go haead-gator clucks. Project your fear. We likey.

Come 09/07 it will be a long ride back to Alachua county late at night. Thats ok- there are a lot of truck stops along the way where you can pick up some beef jerky and pork rinds.

And by the way--- Top 5, top 10 classes since Timmy the 5th string QB left campus, and what? What have youall done? You all didnt belong ranked where youwere ranked last year. That wa a figment of ESPN's imagination!

This kid is a true Cane. We need that attitude to be contagious with So Fla recruits. Top hurdler in the country...that's saying something. He could have gone to any school in the country and chose to be a Cane. I am assuming that he is on a Track scholarship to free up the coveted football ones. Keep it up Artie, your Mom will have that house.

A little honesty here.I truly did not like Denver Kirkland being dropped as a recruit with less than 1 week remaining until NSD.THAT said .....I totally understand it because Miami is in a weakened state with NCAA sanctions forthcoming.It s a numbers game though I cannot ever recall a Cane recruit being dropped at the last minute from Hurricane recruiting.Last, I also understand that 1 recruit does not make or break a football program.......especially one as great as the University of Miami.

Well, UF HAS NEVER HAD AN UNDEFEATED SEASON AND LOST 5-6 games last year if I am not mistaken(2011) . Hows it feel knowing they have never gone 12-0. Miami about 8 times in the last 20 plus years. 6-8 think.

2. Butch Davis said , on THE FOOTBALL FACTORY ARTICLE ON THE U & ON RIVALS...........

I BET NOT ONE CANE FAN GOES ON AND EMBARRASSES UF ABOUT NEVER HAVING AN UNDEFEATED SEASON. If you get the players U covet, Thats all that matters.

Urban always had top 5 classes and they collappsed once teabags left. U have no Backup qb now. and GOlden is building a loaded roster.


GET OVER IT...........If Matt Thomas doesnt stay home, we will get another just as good

To the guy who is trying to "b.s." with the reliable sources ay the U and in the NFL who told him that Ray Lewis made a video for Golden telling recruits that he will watching his boy and helping Golden bring the U back. Grow Up. Telling stupid lies like that doesn't make you cool. I guarantee you that a recruit would have said something to somebody by now if there was any truth to that. Stop pissing in peoples faces and telling them that is raining out!

UM doesn't have a lot of scholarships to give out this year. Because of that you can't have a kid hold you hostage until NSD. Golden needs to know where he stands. If he couldn't commit UM had to move on. In the U's situation you can't save a scholarship for an iffy recruit.

Here's to hoping our defensive coaches start using our defensive speed to our advantage. It's not going to make any difference how fast artie burns is, if he's playing 10 yards off the line of scrimmage against mediocre receivers, what's the point in that. The object of defense is to take away as much from another offense as you can. So if you got 1 or 2 guys who can lock up man to man, you'll have 9 to 10 guys to get after the qb and cover the flats as well.

We shouldn't have that many holes in the defense when it comes to the passing game. For those of you doggin jeff driskel right now as being the worst statistical qb in Florida or college, whichever one it is, i wouldn't be bringing that up myself with the way we've made alot of qb's look all world against us these last 2 years.

I will say this though, deon bush is "Upholding the Legacy" at that safety spot, that's for sure. For him to be a True freshman, that man is coming up hitting and giving his body up for the team. tracy howard can hit to as well. We need to start challenging these other teams receivers a whole lot more than we've been doing, to much talent not.

We need to be sure we bring back rashawn scott, in my opinion, malcom lewis if he doesn't get a medical redshirt should just redshirt this year and get that ankle all the way back to full strength. From and offensive standpoint, we'll have the weapons, will we run the scheme to do what we got to do.

Deon Bush, Jamal Carter, Tracy Howard, Artie Burns, Backfield for next 3 years.

4 star Denezl Perry man
4-5 star Raphael kirby(out all yr mainly)
5 star Matt THomas at LB

4-5 star Al Quaddin Mohammed DE
4-5 Star Anthony Chikillo
plus d tackles

THATS A LOADED DEFENSE PEOPLE......not counting all the depth

Heres the bottom line. FSU and UF are currently deeper at positions, and FSU already has 4 LB committs and 2 WR committs. So If I was Thomas where Miami has a Juco transfer Bond who might play DE, hes the Only LB in the class n grace possibly.

Alex Collins, only RB in draft, ray lewis is an athlete

MIami has no WR COMMITTS IN THIS CLASS . so Coley and Cunnigham, NO WR COMMITTS IN THIS CLASS. ITS A NO BRAINER..........

1or 2 of the 3 DT's, Bryant,Bostwick,Juco DT from TX.
And golden has a top 10 class

Updated by panelists.. as of 1045 EDT TIME LAST NIGHT
http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1466495

Calvin, thanks again for posting more of the same dribble. We are all dumber now after reading it. Please STFU!

BTW, that beeping you hear in your ear is another customer in the drive thru waiting to give their order. Get off the managers office computer and get back to work!

U Felony in full representation here today....slurp, slurp, slurp.....keep slurping and sucking us....feels soooo good. Lets us know your worried about whats coming. So....I always like to remind my fellow UFelony peeps the raw and undeniable truth:

Timmy tears on TV as he chokes away possible "dynasty"
Beatdown by Bama and Dogs every year
Beatdown by Louisville and Big East team in bowl
Many top recruiting classes with nothing to show for it
65 plus arrests in last 3 years

And last but not least....(and the funniest)

NEVER AN UNDEFEATED SEASON....EVEN WHEN WINNING THIER 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS....HAHAHAHAHAHA....

Have fun watching the University of Miami tomorrow in the Super Bowl....cUmps...

Yo Cane trash

Yo U clUcks r so delusional it's funny and pathetic at the same time

Yo delusional dom answer this, U keep posting that U aint got no DT, no WR, no RB and no LB commits
By Ur dUmb and delUsional cane logic U say that means the 6 kids u covet will or should all come to U
If that is so why haven't they commited already?
Why haven't they declared like Artie Burns did?

Yo big dUmmy the fact U aint got no DT, LB, RB or WR commits this cycle is telling
It tells the tale of woe and mediocrity @ the Gables
It tells the tale of incompetence and clUelessness of Ur coaches and administration

U need DT desperately, U aint got no DT commits
U compete for Keith Bryant with FSU & So Carolina both of which already have DTs in the fold
U compete for Bostwick with Florida and Bama, again they have several DTs already
U got none and still the kids don't commit to U now
Why?
Same for WR
U want Coley, so does FSU. But they already have WR locked up. U don't
Why doesn't Coley commit right now?
U want Collins cause U aint got no RB commit bur he is thinking about Arkansas, Florida or FSU. They all got RB commits. u don't
Why doesn't Collins declare for U now?
Even if Golden Retriever gets a few of these kids on NSD for U it's a nail biter to the end.
Just for U
Everyone else has their commits locked up
Why not U? Why they make U wait till the end?
Can U answer this little clUck? Why???????????
Could it be cause U r all a......
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!!

Yo Cane trash

Yo U clUcks r so delusional it's funny and pathetic at the same time

Yo delusional dom answer this, U keep posting that U aint got no DT, no WR, no RB and no LB commits
By Ur dUmb and delUsional cane logic U say that means the 6 kids u covet will or should all come to U
If that is so why haven't they commited already?
Why haven't they declared like Artie Burns did?

Yo big dUmmy the fact U aint got no DT, LB, RB or WR commits this cycle is telling
It tells the tale of woe and mediocrity @ the Gables
It tells the tale of incompetence and clUelessness of Ur coaches and administration

U need DT desperately, U aint got no DT commits
U compete for Keith Bryant with FSU & So Carolina both of which already have DTs in the fold
U compete for Bostwick with Florida and Bama, again they have several DTs already
U got none and still the kids don't commit to U now
Why?
Same for WR
U want Coley, so does FSU. But they already have WR locked up. U don't
Why doesn't Coley commit right now?
U want Collins cause U aint got no RB commit bur he is thinking about Arkansas, Florida or FSU. They all got RB commits. u don't
Why doesn't Collins declare for U now?
Even if Golden Retriever gets a few of these kids on NSD for U it's a nail biter to the end.
Just for U
Everyone else has their commits locked up
Why not U? Why they make U wait till the end?
Can U answer this little clUck? Why???????????
Could it be cause U r all a......
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!!

http://miami.rivals.com/

Breaking news from Cane sports. Al Golden and Kirkland set to meet at 3pm today. Maybe Kirkland tells him that being a Cane is more important to him than playing a hat game on tv or maybe he tells Golden to go eff himself? Anyways, here's the link to the article above my post.


Canestrash....please...you only need to hit the "post" button once kid....not that difficult.

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp....

Posted by: Dom | February 02, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Domasse, U'd make a great Pollo farmer in the land of Oz.

See what these Gator fans dont realize is Kalvin Taylor is a bust. He's played small ball his whole life. Anytime he played a good team he's choked. He's small, not fast and is all around overrated, But hey have fun with star rankings. I would take Alex Collins 100 times over Taylor. It's not about rankings, it's about the players competition, ability to learn a system and how they will fit in to your grand scheme of things. So the more you talk about rankings and stars, the more retarded you sound.

CANETRASH=TURD TROLL

AND HOW MANY TURDS ARE IN THE SUPER BOWL?

WAIT FOR IT...WAIT FOR IT....CRICKETS

Yo Cane trash

Yo another cane "fan" talking bout the NFL, the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl. As if the canes played in the NFL.
I get it, nothing good to talk about college football here in Miami.

Yo dom or dUmb can't answer my question.
None of U clUcks can.
Why U dopes have to wait til the very end?
Why only 4 clUcks commit to U early when everyone else gets 20
Why ask why
Can't answer why only U have to wait.
U know why
Cause Ur a
Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!

Wow Alachua County Detention Center must not have guards in the Computer Center today or someone's boyfriend was furloughed today and inmates going through withdrawl. Note....call Manti

Ha!...there are a few things that are certain in life..
Death
Taxes
the Gator being overrated
the gator fans touting the great SEC while watching the
SEC championship game at home

It's been a while guys!

Apparently, a certain Florida fan is unaware that top recruits do have intentions of playing in the NFL...you know...the league that's LOADED with hurricanes.

Do we have to spell it out for you, son???

What losers come on our board..get the f outta here.Ur mom/girlfriend must be at the laundry mat,,,,Thats what im talkin about artie,need a few more like u and jamal!!!

I see it's another slow day at the Trailer Park, and the inbred Gaytor fans are done with their sisters and now have time to check up on their favorite team, i.e., the Canes! Gaynesville is a lonely place for those who only had 2 players in the super Bowl last night, and those players were????? - The 49ers have Ray McDonald and Ravens have Deonte Thompson....LMAO! Miami had 5 guys playing last night, and 4 are super-stars.. How many Gaytors were in the Pro Bowl this year? - you guessed it; 1 - Canes = 6... in the last decade 42 Canes have been to the Pro Bowl..Which college team has provided the NFL the best pipeline of talent from 1979 to 2009? ESPN named the Canes as that team... Just saying, Go to Gaynesville and end up on the bench in the NFL, if you make it at all. Remember all you Gaytor-Trailer-trash-hillbillies - 5 rings is still more than 3, no matter what they teach you up there in Deliverance Country, a/k/a Gaynesville...now go back to school and learn some math... see U Gaytor wussies on September 7, 2013... We already beat on you like red-headed stepchildren during the 90's and the last decade, time to start beating up on you inbred hillbillies again... unti then just STFU!

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