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Road trip! Who's heading to Naples for spring scrimmage No. 2? The Canes expect a standing-room only crowd.

Road trip!

Who's going?

The Canes, like last season, will conduct their second spring scrimmage on the West Coast of Florida.

Last year it was at Fort Myers Bishop Verot Catholic High, with a standing-only crowd.

This year -- at 7 p.m. Friday -- it's at Naples High School, and expects an even bigger crowd, Naples High athletic director Ernie Modugno and head football coach Bill Kramer told me by phone.

 Modugno said the stadium seats 4,000, but temporary bleachers will bring capacity to about 5,000, with up to several thousand fans expected to stand.

    “Naples has very strong support,’’ Modugno said. “We have a lot of UM fans and graduates in the area.’’

  Kramer coached at Hialeah American High for 11 years, the last three (1995-97) as head coach before he took over at perennial power Naples. The Golden Eagles, who were host to and got beaten by Miami Central in a 2012 Class 6A state semifinal, have averaged more than 10 wins a season for the past 14 years.

    They’ll be watching the Hurricanes.

    “Heck yes, we’re excited,’’ Kramer said. “I’m confident it will be standing-room only. This is big-time Division I football. We sell out our high school games. Folks want to see the University of Miami. How often do you get to be this close to an elite program?’’

   Kramer said that last year he “took a busload of players’’ to watch UM in Fort Myers. “It really was great,’’ he said. “We want our kids to get a sense of possibility and a realistic snapshot of what college football looks like and sounds like.

    “I know it’s a controlled scrimmage, but the size and speed of those guys, you really have to be there.

    “And it’s good for the parents, too. When they’re trying to find out why their 5-10, 190-pound lineman son doesn’t have offers from BCS schools, they’ll start to get an idea why – kind of a reality check.’’       

    Basically, one more week of practices before the Spring Game at 3 p.m. on April 13 at Sun Life Stadium (ESPN3).

   But before that, here's the info for Friday night's scrimmage at Naples High:

   Admission: Free.

   Directions: Take I-75 to Alligator Alley and get off exit No. 105, which is Golden Gate Parkway (note that the first exit after the toll plaza is exit No. 101; and exit 105 is after that one). Stay on Golden Gate Parkway (you'll be going west) for about four miles (about 10 or so minutes of driving -- be careful, I'm told, because the police like to give tickets for speeding) until you see school on right.

   Gates open: 5:30 p.m.

   Strong suggestion for parking: There is barely any parking at the school, so fans park directly across the street at Coastland Center Mall. I'm told Police will be there to help direct traffic and to escort fans across the street.   

  Friday’s scrimmage will also feature a family- and kid-friendly “Fan Zone” that features inflatables and a football toss. In-game, Sebastian the Ibis and the Miami cheerleaders will throw T-shirts and hand out posters to fans in attendance.

   SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

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Gallo just because players get in trouble does not translate into talent. Those players were just as talented as they were bad,Also nobody gets away with all that anymore , as soon as allowing those things to go on parents would not allow their kids to come here so that would not be a positive thing. To even suggest that we allow our players to steal from each other and show up late for practice etc. just shows what kind of character you have. Times have changed and it does matter. I am glad you are not raising our children.Go Canes

Ladies and Gents there's Gallo again, making list like a dummy!!! ALL YOU GAYTURDS WISH YOU HAD SWAGGER LIKE US... SWAGGER LIKE US!!!

The only way the U is going to be back in the hunt for another NC is to fire the "TROLL"> DONNA has destroyed the football team on purpose. She hates football!

lol.....OK lets see if the choir boy approach works but so far no National Championships in 13 years....for south Florida....the more of a bad boy you are...the better player you are.....

I am sure if Florida.FSU beat UM next year you will fnd another excuse....."the dog ate the playbook"....try that one, lol

Yo Cane Trash......I'll say it again as I know it pisses you off so badly....turd....

NEVER AN UNDEFEATED SEASON FOR THE TURDS....NOW THAT IS PATHETIC!! ESPECIALLY FROM A TEAM THAT IS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA....WITH ALL THE TALENT HERE....NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER....AN UNDEFEATED SEASON....THAT IS TRULY THE MOST EMBARRASING "RAG" OF THEM ALL....HAHAHA.

PUNK....

All we here is these players young. We are rebuilding. There are 2 types of football players. 1 Men among boys, Ready to contribute right away. 2 Boys among men,Need a year or two.If you go out and recruit men you win championships right away. If you go out and recruit boys you may compete. You will not win championships.So what kind of men are the canes recruiting.Warriors I hope and not choir boys.I don't know of any choir boy national championship teams.

The othe rproblem is you cant play like back in the 80s- You cant pop a guy high in the chest to knoock the ball loose and stand there looking at him, bc that will draw a 15 yd penalty. You cant smack the QB bc that will draw a 15 yd penalty. You cant celebrate with a little 10 second dance that will draw a penalty. You cant jump in the stands bc that will give you a penalty. So no- You cant be like that n o more. But what you do need is a group of players who will wortk their tails off to be thebest ballers they can be, and if you throw in a good QB (not a Jacorry Harris), then you have a ten win team. Of course you need good coaching as well.

Yo Cane trash

Yo Coke Cherry Pig
Why U keep wanting to talk to me
U got nothing else to do
U got no friends

Yo dUmmy why U think U know what pisses me off?
U some clUck mind reader?
I don't care bout undefeated seasons chUmp
I care bout winning seasons
U see dUmmy that all or nothing mentality is for idiots
And Marlin fans
There is a great example of all or nothing
I rather have winning seasons with a chance to play for it all than be a serial pathetic loser who is never in play for a ship. Like the Marlins and like the canes for the past decade.
So we make it to the elite 8 year after year
So we are one game away from the SEC ship, the pathway to the NC game
Better than being 6 -6 then 7 - 6 with not a chance at the NC game at all
Better than making it to the sweet 16 once in a lifetime with no shot ever again
That is what separates us from U
The winners and contenders from the serial LOOSERS and perennial PRETENDERS

Yo I can get that DVD for U as a gift
saw it at the flea market for $1.99
U know the one
The one with Ur undefeated seasons and NCs
The one from 10 or 20 years ago
That is where U live

Yo out for now, don't call me back chUmp

LOOSERS, always LOOSERS!!!!!!!

SHHHHHHH!!!!! Dont hate the CANES because we are beautiful!!! If it looks like a GAYTURD and acts like a GAYTURD... It probaly doesnt have 5!!!! We know we make your GAYTURD world go round!! ALL YOU GAYTURDS WISH YOU HAD SWAGGER LIKE US... SWAGGER LIKE US.. Thats why you are on a CANES site!! Thats one for the good guys..

NEVER HAVE SWAGGER LIKE US..

Canetrash. learn to spell, you anencephalic pi55ant. Loosers? Come on. At least insult us with the correct spelling. I mean, if I mean to call you a jealous, petty little OCD LGBT I would at least spell it correctly. Who sits in his mommy's garage typing these repetitive, redundnat, dull as hell insults to Miami fans. When will you realize that your absolutely pathetic existence and your words mean nothing to us? You are welcome for me giving you the time of day (shame on me).

Typical government school spelling from cane trash. "loosers". That says it all from a school who takes taxpayer money, gives it to those who don't earn it, and waste it getting "wasted".Typical government waste.

I know where you live Canetrash!!! Some where between pounding your chest cause you play in the SEC and getting run over by a Big East team in a BCS bowl.
SHHHHHHHH!!!!! Chalk up another one for the good guys!!

NEVER HAVE SWAGGER LIKE US... NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY!!!


Yo Cane Trash......I'll say it again as I know it pisses you off so badly....turd....

NEVER AN UNDEFEATED SEASON FOR THE TURDS....NOW THAT IS PATHETIC!! ESPECIALLY FROM A TEAM THAT IS FROM THE STATE OF FLORIDA....WITH ALL THE TALENT HERE....NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER....AN UNDEFEATED SEASON....THAT IS TRULY THE MOST EMBARRASING "RAG" OF THEM ALL....HAHAHA.

PUNK....

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/miami-wants-wrights-testimony-out-allegations

Yo Cane trash

Yo Coke Cherry
I keep wanting to talk to U…I have no friends
I got nothing else to do
I got no friends

I’m a dUmmy why U think the U pisses me off?
Cause they are great and me and my Gators are cowards
I have to say I don’t care bout undefeated seasons cause we spineless gators will never see one
I care bout felons
U see dUmmy that all or nothing mentality is for Canes
And Heat fans
There is a great example of all or nothing
I rather have an undefeated season with a chance to play for it all than be a serial pathetic gator loser who is never in play for a ship. Like the Heat and like the Canes.
So we gators were blown out of the big dance…nothing new!
So we are blown away in the SEC ship, the pathway to nowhere
That is what separates us from the U…the U plays for championships, we cowardly gator try to schedule championships
The gators are serial LOOSERS and perennial PRETENDERS

Yo I can get that spineless gator DVD for U as a gift
saw it at the flea market for $1.99
U know the one
The one with U getting smashed by Ken State and Louisville…LMAO!!!
That is where U live

Yo out for now, I’m a gator chUmp

Cowardly Gator LOOSERS, always LOOSERS!!!!!!!

Gallo, I'm working on freeing up my schedule to go to Brother Jimmy's BBQ on May 16th. I can't wait to see you get thrown out of there. I hope you know that he won't be telling any bodies personal business (reason for EJ's suspension, Giovanni Paul, Ray-Ray Armstrong, etc) at this event. If I can make it, I'm going to ask Al to hold the assistant coaches to the same standards as the players. If the defense is being out coached, Ofrio gets fired or demoted and Barrow becomes the new DC. Other than that, the program is going in the right direction.

If the DC doesn't workout .Hold Al. Golden accountable. His team, His watch. No candy coating. Please go out and get a proven DC .look in the SEC.

Gallo and canes trash - what are loosers? The educated people here at Miami we don't know what loosers are?

Fire Golden if we are not 12-0? Yes our schedule is favorable this season- but Fire Golden if we are not 12-0? Stupid comment!

Play Florida
at Florida State
Va. Tech
at UNC

None of these games are gifts. I believe we will win all of them- but you want to fire the coach that built this 11-1 or 10-2 team from crap? Think before you post!!

AD KRAMER LIED!!! I was in Naples and the stadium on the visitors side wasn't even filled. There were way more people in Ft. Myers then Naples. I attended both and know first hand. Either way- the one date I take my wife on a year was a success :)

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