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NCAA infractions hearing ends for UM, former coaches, assistants; decision day next

INDIANAPOLIS -- After nearly three years of being chased around by Nevin Shapiro's web of allegations, there's only one more lap to go for the University of Miami's football and men's basketball programs.

Al GoldenFriday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., the doors to the second-floor conference room in the back of the Westin Hotel -- hosting the NCAA's infraction committee hearings with UM -- swung open and football coach Al Golden was the first person out the door.

Are you guys done?

"Yes," Golden fired back as he raced toward the exits with a face of determination and luggage in hand.

Full Speed Ahead!

Well, not exactly. One lap remains after 16 1/2 hours of intense hearings: the decision on penalties from the eight-person panel headed by Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky, which will take at least six weeks or longer to be announced.

CBS Sports.com college football analyst Dennis Dodd, who arrived into town Friday, covered the USC hearings back in February 2010. He said those lasted three days. Should we make anything out of the fact these proceedings for UM went by faster?

Nobody really knows. The good news, though, is that this will all be in Miami's rear-view-mirror soon.

"I don't think there's any exact time frame that the committee has [to reach a decision], but we certainly hope we would be done prior to the beginning of the football season," said Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford, who attended both days of the hearings in support of Miami and was the only person to speak.

"It's been an extraordinarily long investigation. I've said it before: I think the sheer length of the investigation has been a penalty in itself."

A source said Friday it was not a pleasant experience for the parties on trial.

Another source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, described it as “a very humbling experience."

"It was an intense process that covered a lot of material," said the source. "It didn't include any surprises, just all of the same stuff we've talked about for months and months and months."

Despite admitted mistakes by the NCAA enforcement staff that led to 20 percent of the case being tossed out by an external review committee (nearly all of those were football charges pertaining to Kyle Wright and former assistant equipment manager Sean Pee "Wee" Allen according to a source), the infractions committee went hard on the other 80 percent of the case.

Because of the amount of leaks involved in the case and high volume of news reports that have come out about it, a source said everyone allowed into the hearings not only had to wear a special blue wrist band to get through the doors but also had to sign an agreement they wouldn’t discuss the case or face severe consequences.

UM hasn't and probably won't come until an announcement of penalties is made by the NCAA. If they are over the top or worse than Miami expects, I've been told Miami will likely appeal the decision.

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Forget the nc2a and the investigation, the defensive scheme has done more punishment to this program than anything else. Or maybe it was the nc2a who told coach goldie & clown 117th, you have to line your db's 10 yards off the line of scrimmage, and than before the ball is hiked have them take off running even further back. Also, have your linebackers line-up on the inside hash mark and cover the slot wide-receiver running a 7 to 10 yard out route. Better than that, maybe the nc2a was the ones who said, and than, your d-tackles need to get into a 3 point stance, but than come out and cover the runningbacks in the flat. Lastly, have your d-linemen, stnad-up first, check run twice and than go to they're primary pass rush move 4 secs later.

The good news is, coach james coley is here now, and he'll let them know exactly how he attacked this defensive scheme when he was with Fsu, cause although gumbo fisher was like "no, it's My playbook, i'm calling the plays" james coley was the one up in the booth dissecting us at key moments. So now that he's here, it's the same thing that's been happening in practice.

This gameboy defensive scheme coach goldie & clown 117th live by, is not a championship style defense. It's a defense that will get picked apart. All coach goldie and his boy clown 117th care about are weight numbers. I heard coach goldie talking bout how dzp is now up to 239lbs, we'll see if hes able to get to the ball cause he played a whole lot better as a True freshman than he did last year. 220 to 228lbs is more than enuff to be an outside linebacker and with dzp's stature.

For instance, james harrison is around 240lbs, but he has the frame to carry that type of weight, dzp does not have the same type of frame that james harrison does, that man needs to be nowhere near 240lbs, that's a waste of talent if he is. Just drop down to 230 at the most. This is one of the main reasons dzp wasn't getting to the ball as fast as he was before. Same with 3g and others. This year, going into year 3, we should see if all of that weight room work has paid off.

The thing I notice about Florida last year is that when they played someone who had a good QB, the QB made their defense look bad. Can't wait to see what Morris and Duke does to them.....possibly the 2 best QB/RB combo in the nation this year.

The thing I notice about Florida last year is that when they played someone who had a good QB, the QB made their defense look bad. Can't wait to see what Morris and Duke does to them.....possibly the 2 best QB/RB combo in the nation this year.

"Don't you know who I am? I am Gatr Trash."

Typical......lowlife....Gatr maggot.

Mark my word....Florida will be 0-1 going into the Miami game.

Calvin...you must have graduated from ufelony....you claim guys are too big and need to drop weight and you finish the book you wrote above with," we should see if all of that work in the weight room pays off"???

Feel bad for Antonio. My friendly advise for other players is always the same. When you get drunk do not get in a fight or take any girls home, just get in your car and drive home by yourself. The tricky part is to avoid the trees and parked cars.

Because of the amount of leaks involved in the case and high volume of news reports that have come out about it, a source said everyone allowed into the hearings not only had to wear a special blue wrist band to get through the doors but also had to sign an agreement they wouldn’t discuss the case or face severe consequences.

Because of the severity of the allegations and the sheer number of coaches, administrators and players involved, everyone form UM coming out of the hearings had to trade in their blue wristband for an ankle bracelet or a ball and chain.

Looking at Calvin's posts is like a re-run of Ground hog day. He thinks that by saying the same garbage over and over that people will eventually believe his theories

trouble is, Mr Calvin aka Luther Campbell, you sound ignorant. You don't sound football smart. Saying "defensive scheme" does not make you sound smart.

If you were so smart, you'd be coaching in college or the pros. But you are not. And it is obvious

Posted by: Random UM Fan | June 17, 2013 at 02:08 AM

What restrictions?

People talk about Shalala like she has anything to do with running the football program.

UM doesn't lose out on players due to academics, period. Our standards are the bare minimum set out by the ACC.

If you want to trash Shalala, you can go ahead and explain how Larry Coker and Randy Shannon were great head coaches and how she held them back.

the fact that perez aided the ncaa are not grounds for florida bar sanctions......

"As Ms. Perez told Mr. Najjar, her client had two reasons for assisting the Bankruptcy Trustee: first, assisting the Bankruptcy Trustee in recovering money for the victims of Mr. Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme could help reduce Mr. Shapiro’s sentence and restitution obligation; and second, conducting these depositions would help Mr. Shapiro get revenge on U. Miami and its studentathletes and coaches who had turned their back on him. (Najjar). As part of that effort, Mr. Shapiro had been urging the Bankruptcy Trustee to depose both Mr. Allen and Mr. Huyghue for some time. (Shapiro)".

nothing wrong with that...most lawsuits have a degree of revenge in them....are you that much of a green pea that you think its all about damages?

Shapiro wanted to hurt UM.....if it is all lies and not true, go to court and sue....the damages if UM's argument prevails would be probably be substantial.

It doesn't matter who thinks what about the schemes. The fact that this defense porous as it is ranked 116 or 117. Thats proof enough that the d was garbage. Maybe coley can expose oh no so much that he makes him a better dc because of it since we are stuck with him.

"The tricky part is to avoid the trees and parked cars."

yep, just ask that d-bag Bernie Machen. He would never pass up the chance to smash I into a car and flee. That is what Gatr Trash does. Just look at me. Bar-fight felony arrest.

I am typical lowlife Gatr Trash.

Did you say, "advise?" Wow, Gatr maggots be sooo stooooopid.

QB-PP Brad Kaaya (West Hills, Calif./Chaminade) is in the ESPN 300 and saw a significant grade increase. Kaaya, a Hurricanes commit, just keeps getting better and better the more you watch him. Credit Miami as he was on their radar when no one else knew who he was. Kaaya is a high-upside player who is ultra-competitive.


It doesn't matter who thinks what about the schemes. The fact that this defense porous as it is ranked 116 or 117. Thats proof enough that the d was garbage. Maybe coley can expose oh no so much that he makes him a better dc because of it since we are stuck with him.

Posted by: Tallycane | June 17, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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We need more common sense folks like this posting. They're too stupid to realize, how hard is it to be damyum near dead last in defense in the nation. We wouldn't even get off the field. Than they talk as if we had the youngest defense in the nation, it's one thing to be young, it's another thing to not even have guys in position to even make plays and that's what we saw in 2011 with a team full of veteran players and that's what we continued to see and it just became worst because coach goldie and his boy clown 117th decided to "self inflict" and play the younger guys to have a built in excuse.

When shannon was the d-co, young players or not, he had guys in position to make plays on a regular basis, you could tell the ones who were in position but just either didn't make the play or got out-physicaled because they were young. With this scheme tho, you see in every game, guys being put in positions to fail on defense. I like when they use the term "to many guys freelancing" well what the heck they think running zone is, running zone is a "freelancing" based defense trying to play a guessing game with the qb of which receiver he's going to throw to in those gaping holes left by the zone or d-tackles trying to cover runningbacks in the flats.

You can't be a smart d-co asking a 300 pound d-lineman running a 4.8 to over 5 in the 40, to cover runningbacks in the flats running 4.5's and below. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, you can't be that smart doing that.

952, I would have agreed with much you say @11:41AM, but you HAD to go and mention Jewish?
What does that have to do with anything?
A crook is a crook, and there are all types, races, religions, and sexual orientation residing in our prisons.
Not a great moment for you there, sir.

952 is not only a bigot but an imbecile as well

All of you just grow UP! It will come out the way it is suppose to come out - WRONG or RIGHT and we as CANES will still go FORWARD.

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