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Kirkland tells UM thanks, but no thanks

They tried.

UM coaches met with Booker T. All-American offensive tackle Denver Kirkland Saturday and his mother, but weren't able to sway him to commit his stepfather, Shanton Crummie said.

"We appreciate everything Coach Golden and their coaches did in giving him another chance to be apart of their class and talking to him about what happened," said Crummie, who did not attend Saturday afternoon's meeting but gathered the details of it by speaking with Kirkland and his mother.

"The confusion here is that not many people were aware they had been telling us things were getting tight with scholarships. We told them Denver might have a decision by Feb. 1 or Feb. 2. We were just surprised and upset when they came to school Thursday and told him they couldn't wait any longer. We thought he would have until Signing Day as long as we told them they were in front or close. But they couldn't wait."

A source told The Miami Herald, assistants Art Kehoe, James Coley and Micheal Barrow were among those who attended the meeting. Head coach Al Golden was not there, the source said.

Crummie said Kirkland had Miami high "up there with Arkansas" because of academics, but when they pulled the scholarship he was hurt and just never felt the same again.

"In the end we have no bad blood with Coach Golden or UM," Crummie said. "We understand what happened and they explained why they did what they did. They were hoping they could change his mind, but after talking it out he just decided it was best to move on."

Crummie said Kirkland will decide between Arkansas and Florida State and make his announcement on Signing Day.

UM still has hope it will land Kirkland's teammate star linebacker Matthew Thomas. National Signing Day is Wednesday.

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dbc, yahoo is rivals who is all $EC. What would the $EC be if Miami was a winner? The recruits sure would be staying home. There are $$$ powers at work here.

The headline on this blog stinks too. It's been up all weekend.

You know what Green Pea. I had me a piece of young man meat this weekend.

A few more posts from Gallo on where various players are going and he will have every possibility covered. Wait for the I told you sos on wednesday afternoon.

Fellow Caners, most of you should already know that Gallo/Calvin are one and the SAME, and BOTH STUPID.

Just be patient all, if we end up Collins and a couple others, you won't hear jack from him, because it'll be good news and he can't stand that.

Also if MANNY would do jsut a TINY bit of RESEARCH he'd see that UF ALSO pulled the scholly of a 4 Star recruit Quintan Powell who said it's between UF and USC, so Muschamp said see ya.

This happens EVERY year to some school and yet he wants to make a big deal out of it becaues it's Miami. Just idiotic journalism.

Cant blame the players. Blame the game(NCAA - FAKE INVESTIGATION). The Canes miight miss out on some good players now but, once the NCAA trash - which is still unresolved to this very date - is finally resolved, I'm sure the some of the best talent here in South Florida will be snatched up.

Canes Nation - hang in there

True dat, Colacane. I love when calvin writes 1000 words of nonsense and 30 seconds later Cheap wine gallo chimes in with support. Complete fiction with just enough fake interest in the canes to fool anyone with an iq under 50 or so.

arkanasas added 3 people last night( i mentioned late) inc 1 more RB committ. With collins announcing tonight i think thats a good sign.

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!

For all the geniuses out their, here's a question for. Since you guys are saying the only reason it seems like UM is struggling with recruiting is becaue of the nc2a investigation, and all the negative recruiting going on, than why do people think it was a smart move for goldie to pull a schalorship from someone in Miami which brought more bad press.

Don't try and compare gaytorville to Miami. Who cares if they pulled a schalorship from one of their players, that whole situation up their is nothing like Miami's. Miami is a big City but it's also a tight knit Community as well. Where do most of you think that family atmosphere at UM comes from when kids get their. It didn't just start at UM, it did for alot of the kids from out of town and what not.

Is it smart for coaches to start seeing the way goldie is handling the players that are getting into trouble. goldie is dealing with alot of players in the wrong way. He'll earn they're respect more for not taking the easy way out by just kicking guys off the team and giving them at least until their junior years to straighten somethings out. Tust me, nood cares about some outsider that's coming in talking good but doing different. People hear what golie is saying but they see what he is doing and it'sa lil contradictory.

I want golie to succeed but i can see alot of moves he's making are counter productive to the way things are at UM. He keeps talking about changing the culture, and that's not just work-out habits, but he'll find that he'll have a harder time trying to change other things than football related things. Kicking guys off the team will help some players, but guys still have their own minds and are going to make decisions and if a coach is kicking players off the team for putting em in the air, that's weak.

You just need to run it out of ther system, we'll see what happens with eddie johnson, lol, if that man is off the team it's going to get comical. Than when other players goldie don't expect to do anything it's goin to continue to be comical. People try and act like luke is just some guy hanging around UM, lol, those are the people who don't have a clue. That man helped to create and fund alot of organizations that gave alot f kids an opportunity to even make to UM(and other colleges) to give most of yall a chance to even root for UM.

Don't fool yourself into thinking luke is coming on the scene late to the game. If it wasn't for luke, alot of the same guys that give alot of yall the opportunity to brag about the 5 national championships and stick your chest out might not have been on the team to help get those championships. Same with ice harris and many other coaches alot of yall never heard of who help groom alot of those same players most like to brag about. So alot of the blatant disrespect that goes on, shows the ignorance of most who claim to be UM fans.

Alot of yall have this blind luv fest for al goldie who hasn't done nothing of significane but get into shootouts with mediocre teams and feel good about it. Bottom line, if we don't start playing defense, we'll always be a mediocre team. For those people that criticized shannon, lol, that man is respected in coaching circles, doesn't want to be a defensive coordinator right now an is very content with coaching linbackers because that's what he does. He can careless about the spotlight, in fact, he'd prefer if it got back to how it use to be with him, when nobody knew to much about him and who he was, just basically his name.

I have no idea where these kiids will ulitmately end up....just rtying to read the tea leaves is all...

1. kirkland is a safe bet that UM wont get him
2. bryant already has said he isnt going to change back to UM
3. coley is said as of last night to lean towards fsu
4. thomas mom wants him to go to fsu - she was quoted
last week
5. collins is the only real unknown in a way....he is quoted on his blog that he loved his visit with arkansas

but this can all change - absolutely, in the nd who knows...I try to focus on the totality of it all...he is my take..

butch - mario - coley - barrow - kehoe

(I am pretty sure those guys wont piss off the feeder schools)

these bloggers dont understand the old days....coaches didnt throw players under the bus....jimmy reaked of " I dont give a f...ck" he encouraged it all...hated tad foote...class of 2016 dosent know old coral gables....old miami money the southern way....not very friendly to minorities or jews....the riviera country club was resticted for years, a little history for the green peas....

I wish we had a little of the player/coaches us againts the world/administration....was terrific bonding tool....jimmy/dennis wuld still have finnie/paul on the team and definitley ray-ray...never let a guy like that go....they knew how to bring a guy like that in....

always want guys like luke/harris on your team....they can always provide that extra inch to turn a guy....the players need to know that support is like a bar of steel....kirkland is outrageous....anytime the hometown team can self inflict a wound...the competition LOVES it....

offer larry coker the AD position....nobody has a longer resume at UM than him....

larry - AD
butch - HC / temp DC
mario - asst HC
coley - OC
barrow - asst DC / LB
Kehoe - asst HC / OL

I am a smelly piece of garbage.

If, as I say in my post, that jimmy "reaked" (nice spelling you goomba) of "I don't give a f...k", then he would throw players under the bus exactly because of that.

Ban me. I am the miserable blog Pig. The old Curse of Art kehoe. I will claim all recruits are going elsewhere; they are "Gatah locks" until signing day when the are Canse. Then I will disappear for a few days before beginning to type the same miserable garbage which reflects my miserable life.

Pig? That you?

I always know how to "bring a guy in." I make him sweat and work me silly. You know, like "work'em silly Gatard Trash."

It's all the same. I am a miserable lil' Piggy.

Calvin,

I agree with some of what you're saying. I'm never a big fan of kicking someone out of school. Kirkland is a different situation because UM has to shop that scholorship if he's not going to accept.

Luke and Harris, yeah fair points.

There's no blind lovefest for Golden. If this thing isn't pointed in the right direction this season, you'll see things begin to turn.

Do you honestly believe Randy Shannon is OK with going from being a head coach to a position coach? If he is then there is something wrong with him.

I don't know how this blog journalist got a job with the Herald. He is not even fit to write for National Examiner (perhaps gawker might be more suited for him).

Get an education at the "U" Pal.


always want guys like luke/harris on your team....they can always provide that extra inch to turn a guy....the players need to know that support is like a bar of steel....kirkland is outrageous....anytime the hometown team can self inflict a wound...the competition LOVES it....

Posted by: Jim Gallo | February 04, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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This is what it is right here. goldie not use to the way alot of guys think down here, you can tell by the way he's handling simple situation. It's a growing process though, you gotta be a tough coach to coach down here though. You can't be all lubby dubby with the administration and their view of how the football team should be and than try and be all lubby dubby with your players. Football is a contact sport, no time for soft crap.

What goldie and his boy oach OH-NO don't understand is, Miami football is like this, the offense is the appetizer, the defense is the main course. After we score against an opponent, people stand-up to watch the defense play and shut teams down. Right now, i's confusing because we keep seeing to many games where to many offenses got people running free & wide open all game long. That's not UM football, all we need to do is have guys accounted for from a defensive standpoint that forces a qb to be acurrate.

All this zone an running db's back before the ball is hiked, if i'm 10 yards off the line why am i running backwards even more pre-snap, looks like arena football defense to me. A cowards scheme!

I don't know how this blog journalist got a job with the Herald. He is not even fit to write for National Examiner (perhaps gawker might be more suited for him).

Get an education at the "U" Pal.

I bet Collins ends up at Ark. I read his twitter (budda03)- Hardly says anything about Miami.

We'll see but if a sofl player chooses the redneck university of arkansas over the U- he doesntbelong here. Just saying. Not like hes choosing between UM and Alabama or Um and UF or UM and say, USC. Come on- Arkansas? Are you serious?

Can anyone remeber thelast player from Ark to do anything inthe NFL? HAs Ark ever won a ship?


Calvin,

I agree with some of what you're saying. I'm never a big fan of kicking someone out of school. Kirkland is a different situation because UM has to shop that scholorship if he's not going to accept.

Luke and Harris, yeah fair points.

There's no blind lovefest for Golden. If this thing isn't pointed in the right direction this season, you'll see things begin to turn.

Do you honestly believe Randy Shannon is OK with going from being a head coach to a position coach? If he is then there is something wrong with him.

Posted by: Canesjunkie | February 04, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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shannon beats to his own drum, but has always been a leader of men from a societal standpoint. Alot of guys respect shannon for real, you don't get to be in charge of the money pot by being soft or by being a talker. shannon's wole personality, him being a headcoach is something he'd really have to work at when it comes to being in th spotlight. That man is just as comfortable working as a position coach as he is working as a coordinator. He had opportunities to be a coordinator, but the only reason shannon actually took that arkansas job, you gotta think, shannon never really been out of Miami that long in his life except when he played for the dallas cowboys.

He basially played and coaches in Miami most of his life, if he never became a headcoach and got fired, he would still be in Miami, him getting fired made him want to go head and see other places and coach at other places cause he understands he has to grow in certain areas in order to become better. Now he's at arkansas, linebackers coach, he'll do that job the best he can, no big deal, some people would rather be n charge of a few people than the whole thing, nothing wrong with that.

shannon has made good money, and will continue to make money, but he's a football coach/guy and will be around the game as long as he can man.

As far as goldie goes, some of us can just see things early in the process which is why i'm surprised jim gallo keeps calling for "Thee incomptent one" the coach before shannon to come back, that guy had no clue what talent was. He kind of reminds me of what goldie and oach OH-NO are doing, getting enamoured with a guys size instead of their talent. He use to hype up leon williams, lol.

For those who bash the current clase. 247 and espn have us in top 25. The reason theres a lowere rank on rivals and scout is they just add up points, do not go by quality, so if you have less committs, you have lower points.

Considering we only have 12-13 spots so far, half of them are 4 star guys , its a solid class getting the #1 QB in NJ, #1 DE in NJ, #1 TE in JUCO, nigerian bashers, espn has komalue as 78th best Juco player regardless of position. ARtie Burns and Jamal Carter are high 4 stars, Standish Dobbard is an espn 150 player, and the Knighton kid ranked top 30 in NJ, Gall is a 3 star Onlineman. I mean, for a small class to date, its loaded with stars...

With that said, Fsu has 4 LB committs already, so 5 star or no 5 star, with Miami have no LBs comin in from high school, Thomas and Grace Make sense.

#2. With no Rb committs, Collins has to be leaning towards Miami(Lewis is an athlete).

#3. Again, we will get at least 1, if not all 3 of our DT recruits............

Golden finishes strong. 2 more days and excuse time for certain people

I dont know whats goin on with Manny. Last few years, 2 days before signing day he was loadin us up with updates and info. FIU is on the front page of the herald talkin bout qb depth. I mean, MANNY, We dont need a prima donna offensive lineman who wouldnt committ... Plaina and simple. But give us some good stuff.
Howd the Edwards kid visit go?
Lockley a multi position athlete according to Scout committed this weekend
Alex collins update?
Thomas?
Grace down to U and Louisville
Dee Liner now has the U and Alabama as his final 2.
Cunningham the WR , half the panelists say the U
Coley? do we have a shot?

corpus...thats what I am seeing also....he really loved his visit there and likes and respects bret bielema...shannons there now also...arkansas has brand new state of art facilities....we keep forgetting when you grow up in miami...kids want to leave and get a different college experiance...it dosent matter if it is in the boon-docks....most of the kids at florida are from miami...they dont care about sobe....been there done that...

matthew thoms suprise also to arkansas....

Here is the latest rival panelists predictions as of 1 hour ago Monday morning.

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1466495

Gallo, arkansas just added a RB committ the day b4 Collins is due to announce. Doesnt seem to send Collins a good signal does it.

look arkansas will have a $35 million state of the art facility that will be DONE by next year....brand new stadium on campus...it is unbelieveable, just like oregon facilities....UM is nice but only $5 mill facelift....no comparision....that plus coaching staff is what is drawing collins...who knows....

it is heavy compitition..dont kid yourself

be honest...golden/dnofrio or bielema..come on be real...look what he did at wisconsin, in a bowl game every year....he is a proven winner and thats why collins is not ruling arkansas out.....plus read his twitter...he LOVED his visit...his words, not mine

as a fan in south florida vs a fan living outside of sfla....fans there are living in a bubble....they dont realize that the whole world has passed UM by in a way the last 10 years.....look at the facilities like oregon have developed.....they invested early...now look where they are....people here junking arkansas like it was some hick university...dude is totally the opposite....snap out of it....golden is not stron enought to draw....alot of hype there

I am a douchebag. Everyone's words, including mine.

clavin..people have been saying they are me, lol its funny...

well Goldens 1st full class finised #9 on rivals and #8 on espn landing #1 rb and #1 cb in nation.

Currently, w/o the final 6 or so whoever they are, we are ranked 24 on espn and 25 on 247 sports, who dont grade on points based on more committs u have, more points U have . As Golden closes out the week with 6 more studs, these bad facilities will close out top 10 again.
It doesnt hurt that MIami is ranked the best school to go to in the state, it cost 5-6 x's more per year, and the weather is the best. U have 2 more days to have fun, then we are gonna hear how thomas is overrated, how the D Tackles will never make it because of the coach, how collins is overrated. give it 44 hours from now

What kind of retired day trader living in CT uses the word "dude" in a sentence? Go back to CanesFan '72. At least his character was consistent.

What a pathetic life you must have to spend all day on this blog pretending to be a Canes fan who thinks the sky is falling. Somebody better be paying you a lot of money for this.

Yo Cane Trash

Yo U clowns crack me up with Ur love hate fest with Gallo and Calvin

What's wrong clUcks, U can't handle a difference of opinion? Very closed minded and intolerant must say.

Yo getting ready for a recruiting nightmare?
Only U clUcks don't know bout Ur recruiting class, everyone else is just about done.
For u girls is down to the wire.

Yo I see some of U doUches r back with the NFL, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl talk. Lots of good that has done to the UM team lately. Bunch of dopes.
So what if some of Ur former players do well in the NFL?
How many wins does that translate for the canes?
How many ACC ships?
That's what I thought.

Why do local kids like Thomas, Collins and Coley don't choose the canes already?
Why do they wait til the bitter end?
Why this doesn't happen to FSU, UF, Bama and others?
Why only the canes?

BTW dcb, Marissa Mayer is bringing Yahoo! back to prominence. All they needed was a good CEO and they have one now in Meyer.
Similarly your sorry canes need a good leader. It aint Shalala, it aint a revolving door of ADs and it aint Golden Retriever. That's why U r where U r waiting till the end to see if U have a recruitng class or not

Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!

The link I posted listed all the teams that are down the wire with recruits. This happens every year, kids give a silent but wait till signing day, and some just wait. Golden had limited schollies this year, so thats why the low #.

I would think he knows whos coming or he would have filled the spots already. ...

"as a fan in south florida vs a fan living outside of sfla....fans there are living in a bubble....they dont realize that the whole world has passed UM by in a way the last 10 years.....look at the facilities like oregon have developed.....they invested early...now look where they are....people here junking arkansas like it was some hick university...dude is totally the opposite....snap out of it....golden is not stron enought to draw....alot of hype there"

Errr... Gallo? Pig? Fayetville is a hick town. Not as big of a cesspool as Gainesville but close.

As for Golden not drawing, Canes had a top 10 class last year. So much for facts, right Pig?

Notice how each time you bash Gallo errr... Curse Pig, the "Canetrash" bozo shows up with a boring post?

Are they all the same person? Hmmmmm.......

forget yahoo...too much competition...bull case is $24..base case is $19...display ad risk loosing market share to social network / ad networks.....too many others to invest your money....facebook is where you want to be now with $40 bull case target

Yo Cane trash

Yo dUmmies is Gallo getting under Ur skin so much U think he is everywhere?
I also say U should listen to Calvin.
Am I Calvin too?

Seems to me U r the one who steals handles
U r the fake Gallo among others
Come up with Ur own name fool

Yo my posts aint boring
They be informative, if U open Ur tiny brains to factual information U would see.

Yo dom the dUmb clUck
U keep posting the same crap
Listen carefully, all the teams U list r pretty much done. They filled their needs.
Now they still r in contention against U for the few remaining undecideds.
Difference is they r looking to add the cherry on top, the extra gravy and why not
U on the other hand barely got 4 good clUcks in the fold.
U have not addressed Ur needs.
U desperately need most of these undecideds to choose U.
Big difference.

Bunch of pathetic LOOSERS!!

Nahhh, Gator Gomer. You are just dumb trailertrash with access to a computer. You used your gubment check to pay your U-verse bill.

Watch out, Gator maggot. The gubment is on to you. Sleep tight in the trialerpark.

I know....a $35 million facefit is far more grand in Fayetville than a $5 milllion facelift in coral gables....what does $5 mil buy anyways...a couple of parking spaces, lol

Cantrashe. Lets see. We have the #1 QB in NJ and top recruit. #1 DE in NJ and all american AlQ Mohummaed, 4 Star Defensive Studs Burns and Carter.
#1 Juco TE Sandland
Nigerian Kid Somadu is rated 78Th best on espn
Gall is 17th best guard on Scout
Figureora- 4 star prep kid oN Defense

Sounds like some top kids have filled needs

well, its all relative. You don't need much to improve Coral Gables. It is already beautiful. $5 million would do a lot.

Fayetville? FAYETVILLE? $35M would be like chaning the flowers in front of your trailer. YOu would need a couple billion to improve that craphole.

Just sayin' Gallo Pig.

HAs anyone been to fayateville? That is a dump. Worse than Gainesville. Slightly better than tallahassee


Princess Gallo and Lady Calvin are having their periods.

Canetrash,
Marissa M. did produce a good 4th quarter at Yahoo. However, that company is in Google and others' shadow. It will be up hill for them., though their stock has recently moved up a bit.

Jim, FB at $40 is indeed a bull case. But, with the coming market correction, look for $27 instead in the near term.

There seems to be mystery here as to a fusion of identities, with the possibility that Gallo is Calvin is Cantrash. As with NSD, this blogovian mystery deepens today as well...

What a mental midget this Gayturd punk is! He changes names more often than he does his dirty stained underwear. Tire tracks are hard to take off those undies when your mother has to wash them by hand in the trailer park. It just goes to show what happens when siblings have babies, i.e., they end up flaunting their ignorance on UM boards... now stop looking at your pin-up magazine "Farm Animals of the South Edition", and leave your sister alone, she needs to take care of your daddy next! Silly Redneck, I can hear the Deliverance banjos playing in the background as I read your obsessive posts on this board. Here is a perfect way to know if your are Gaytor fan: You might be a Gaytor fan if...

More than one living relative is named after a Southern Civil War general.

You think the stock market has a fence around it.

You think the O.J. trial was the big Sunkist and Minutemaid taste test.

You've ever lost a loved one to kudzu.

Your boat has not left the driveway in your Gaynesville trailer park in 15 years.

The front porch on your trailer collapses and kills more than three dogs.

Your coffee table used to be a telephone cable spool.

You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.

You've ever used a toilet seat as a picture frame.

Your home has more miles on it than your car.

You live with your mother in a trailer park in Gaynesville a/k/a Deliverance Country!

dbc - YOU FORGOT ME AND THE TRAILERTRASH IN GAYNESVILLE

Manny , who used to be Mr Recruit the last week b4 signing day, has been absent since this DK Thing. Manny, UF just did it to the 5 star lb Powell from Daytona, it happens at every school ever year. R u holdin a grudge?? BIG DECISION TONITE ON COLLINS, Grace and Dee Liner have us in final 2, bostwick , bryant, thomas, lockley committed on scout.com (Va's 21/35th best prospect regardless of positions based on 2 sites). I mean COME ON MANNY>.....WE WANT FREE INFO.. WE DONT WANT TO PAY RIVALS OR SCOUT

Jimbo's coaches all bailed on him. not too much loyalty there. He also, as the head coach ,didt let coley call the plays? Sound like FSU is in termoil right now, putting pieces back together.

On the Other Hand, under heavy sanctions(media hype)Al GOldent still delivered the 8th best per ESpn past year, has us ranked 24 on espn now, and espn recruting show said U is 1 of 4 teams to watch on signing day that can make a big jump up the rankings. Other than Jed Fisch being gone and the wr coach, he was able to Ad Mario Cristobal who bleeds orange and green, and FSU's top recruier..........
Sounds like a team is headed in right direction....

February 4, 2013

Kirkland puts Canes back in picture

Per Rivals................its all effin games. Golden is gonna clean house on Friday. Almost every other person announcing will b for the U this week

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