« Kirk Herbstreit just now on radio about NCAA: "Good or bad, just get Miami some answers.'' | Main | Q & A with John Congemi: Hurricanes No. 1 nationally in turnover margin. USF No. 114. Uh oh. »

Canes great Edgerrin James named "ACC Legend'' & Tulsa Shock G & former Cane All-American Riquna Williams named '13 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

Congratulations to two former UM standouts. Below are the releases sent by UM:

Edgerrin James Named to 2013 ACC Football Legends Class

Class will be honored at 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Championship in Charlotte

 CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Former Miami Hurricanes running back Edgerrin James is one of 15 standouts named to the 2013 ACC Football Legends Class, the conference announced Wednesday. James will be recognized at Miami’s Nov. 23 home finale vs. Virginia.

 The Legends Class will be honored during this year’s Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game weekend. They will be honored Dec. 6 at the ACC Night of Legends sponsored by the Belk Bowl and during ceremonies at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium for the 9th Annual ACC Football Championship, with will be nationally televised Dec. 7 at either 7:45 p.m. ET (ESPN) or 8 p.m. ET (ABC). Tickets for the Night of Legends are $85 each and are available here.

 James joins a prominent list that includes four members of the College Football Hall of Fame and two members of the ACC 50th Anniversary Team. The 2013 class includes: Boston College RB Mike Cloud, Clemson S Terry Kinard, Duke HB/E Wes Chesson, Florida State G Jamie Dukes, Georgia Tech TB Robert Lavette, Maryland QB Boomer Esiason, North Carolina FB Ken Willard, NC State twins Dave (QB) and Don (WR) Buckley, Pittsburgh head coach Johnny Majors, Syracuse HB Floyd Little, Virginia DE Tom Scott, Virginia Tech WR Andre Davis and Wake Forest QB Jay Venuto.

 The group of 15 former gridiron standouts from current ACC schools includes a former ACC Football Player of the Year; 10 former All-Americas, including six first-team All-America honorees; and 12 players who combined for 97 years in the NFL. Twelve of the Legends were drafted into the NFL, including six first- or second-round draft choices.

 In all, the collection of players combined for two national championships, five ACC Championships and one Super Bowl title.

 An explosive runner who averaged 6.2 yards per carry throughout his career, James is one of the most successful running backs in Miami history. Though he played just three seasons in college, James totaled 2,960 yards and still has the top two single-game rushing days in school history. He ran for a school-record 299 yards against UCLA in 1998 and for 271 yards against Boston College in 1997.  He is the only running back in school history to post multiple 1,000-yard seasons and helped the Canes compiled a 23-12 mark, while earning two bowl berths.

 The fourth overall selection in the 1999 NFL Draft by Indianapolis, he played 11 seasons in the NFL, including his first seven with the Colts. He was named to the NFL Pro Bowl four teams. He was named the 1999 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by the AP and claimed the NFL rushing title in each of his first two seasons in the league. After leaving Indianapolis, he played three seasons with Arizona, leading the Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII. He completed his professional career with Seattle in 2009, accumulating 12,246 career rushing yards and 80 touchdowns. He was named to the NFL All-Decade Team for the 2000s. Originally from Immokalee, Fla., James now resides in Miami.


NAME, POS                                       INDUCTION YEAR 

George Mira, QB                              2005

Gino Torretta, QB                             2006

Jim Kelly, QB                                     2007

Russell Maryland, DT                       2008

Vinny Testaverde, QB                      2009

Cortez Kennedy, DT                         2010

Jim Otto, C                                         2011

Ted Hendricks, DE                            2012

Edgerrin James, RB                          2013


Riquna Williams Named WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
Tulsa Shock guard and former Hurricanes All-American Riquna Williams was named the 2013 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

NEW YORK -- Tulsa Shock guard and former Miami Hurricanes All-American Riquna Williams was named the 2013 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the WNBA announced Tuesday. Williams received 17 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters to earn the award.

“We are once again so proud of Riquna and her accomplishments this season,” Miami head coach Katie Meier said. “She has always been a ‘game-changer’ at every level, and it is a testament to her work ethic that she continues to be one in the WNBA.”

The second-year guard averaged 15.6 points in 27 games for Tulsa in 2013, including 21 games off the bench. Williams also averaged 2.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals, and burst onto the scene with a record-setting 51-point performance against San Antonio in early September.

The Pahokee, Fla., native shot 17-for-28 from the field in a 98-65 win over the Silver Stars, including eight 3-point baskets, to set a single-game WNBA scoring record.  The 51-point effort surpassed the previous mark of 47 set by Phoenix's Diana Taurasi in 2006 and Seattle's Lauren Jackson in 2007, earning her a career-first Western Conference Player of the Week Award.

Williams was selected in the second round (17th overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft, becoming the fourth player in Miami Hurricanes history to be drafted. She finished her inaugural WNBA campaign ranked third among rookies in both assists (2.1) and steals (1.55), and fourth in scoring (10.5) en route to 2012 All-Rookie honors.

In recognition of her selection as Sixth Woman of the Year, Williams will receive $5,000 and a specially-designed trophy from Tiffany & Co.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Al Golden, class act.


Even though Tyler Murphy dumped him, Miami coach Al Golden enjoyed seeing his former quarterback commit lead the rival Gators to victory over Tennessee last weekend.

“To be honest with you, I’m really happy for him,” Golden said this morning. “I’m glad he didn’t do it in our game.”

Golden was referring to the Hurricanes’ 21-16 win over UF back on Sept. 7.

Murphy took over against Tennessee after starting QB Jeff Driskel broke his right leg early in the game. He went 8 of 14 for 134 yards and a touchdown, as well as running for 84 yards and another touchdown.

Murphy will make his first start Saturday at Kentucky (7 p.m., ESPNU).

A key part of his story was Golden, then the Temple head coach, recognizing his talent when he was a high school prospect at Wethersfield (Conn.) High School. The Owls were the only FBS team to offer Murphy a scholarship at quarterback.

However, about a month before signing day in 2010, Urban Meyer swayed him to UF. Murphy had already committed to Temple, and gave Golden a call to ask what he thought about taking a visit to Gainesville.

Golden graciously encouraged him to consider Florida.

“It wasn’t contentious,” he told The Post’s Matt Porter. “We get it. They were coming off a national title (in 2008). We had 30 years of futility, and they just won their second national title.

“Again, I think the young man would tell you it wasn’t contentious at all. It was like, ‘Hey.’ We didn’t know if they were going to take him or not. We knew they were going to visit him. It was, ‘Hey, best of luck. We get it. We understand.’”

Golden went on to praise Murphy, a rarely used red-shirt junior, for sticking with UF and waiting for his opportunity.

“I’m happy for him because it says something about him and the fabric of his family that he would stay there for all the right reasons, and then it would come full-circle to him now,” Golden said. “It’s never easy to stay there and endure that, and not have any trap doors and not make any excuses. But knowing his family and him, that’s exactly what they’re all about. And I think the benefactors of that now are in Gainesville.”

So Al Golden spotted a talent before anyone else, but understood that recruits change their mind sometimes. And of course it helps Miami to have Florida win. If we are their only loss, that would be fine with me.

Congrats to Edge for being selected as an ACC legend. The reason Canes that didn't play in the ACC are selected is because they want to honor the greats from teams that are current ACC teams, and it makes the ACC Legends program look really good, just look at the U players that have been selected. GO CANES!

The Harriet chick is a menace to this blog. Lots of yapping about some alleged wrong in the past----that isn't even about football.

No one cares, obviously, but Harriet "it's all about me" Tubby, manages to post mind numbingly long nonsense that twists the smallest word back to her. Oh, but recall, by her personal assessment she isn't self-absorbed. She's the definition of it, actually.

I would not be excited to be on the same list as testawho who threw 7 interceptions to Penn State to lose a national championship.

As to the present CANES!
Miami has one of the easiest schedules in the country.
They also have a bunch of great players.

If the coaches, especially dumb d'o were as smart
as saban or myles or the Ore or Standford Coaches and used ONLY a four down def linemen and man to man pass coverage instead of switching to their zone NO pass coverage PREVENT-THE-WIN NO defense,

then, Miami would have another NC this season.

Cane fan '72, you are stuck in 1972.

By far more plays today are countered by 3-4 defenses in the NFL and college. It isn't even close. It is the best way to deal with modern offenses. Get with it or get over it.

^^Ok 86/SOUP--we have evidence that U read here so it wouldn't be far-fetched to believe that U also post/troll here under different aliases to cover your tracks.

Why can't U talk Cane football and stop talking HarrietTubmanCane? U are clearly Tubby absorbed and jealous which should be relegated as a female trait, but there are obvious hybrid men out here. Move on. U are only here to talk HTC and its tired already. No one cares--not even me.

Who talks about me, more than U?

You said all of this same stuff yesterday to no avail nor response. I apologize for writing in an articulate and lengthy manner (4 paragraphs) that unfortunately makes your mind numb--U should get that checked out. BTW, what word did I twist back to me??? What does mean and how is it done exactly??

U are mad that U can't censor me here LOL!

Cane '72 is a bitter douchebag. He loves KAK which leads to his bitterness.

Disregard the loser. He isn't a cane fan anyway. All his posts are full of lies and mistakes.

Yesterday, Dominique Easley went public with his knee injury stating that he would be out for the season. Will Muschamp countered Easley's comments when saying; "Dominique is fine!"

Muschamp is also the guy who waited until hours before the Gators first game this season to notify the media that 6 Florida players would be suspended and later howled because several media outlets didn't get the story he was hiding 100% correct.

The point being...Muschamp has proven he lacks integrity. Players who sign with him will never know when he is speaking the truth as his words always start with what's in Muschamp's best interest.

Recruits beware!

More nonsense from the Harriet chick, but it isn't all about her. Sure it isn't. Brings up mystery people who few, if anyone knows. Some long held grudge that no one but her seems to know anything about. Maybe nothing actually happened.

gauls still french.

Canes 21--turds 16

According to U, its all about me.

Go to your profile and look at your activity here---all HTC, so it is about me in your world.

My posts are prefaced to certain people, so why do U read them and get upset? If U don't like me, then why read? Comments also end with "Posted by:" U can easy scroll on bye and we wouldn't have to see all of this b%$ching and moaning.

gauls still french?? and the Gator vs Canes score are your only contributions--we know the final score of the game from 3 weeks ago.

Ron Zook, good point. Compare how Al Golden treats his players after an injury (see how he went out on the field to hold a badly injured Malcolm Lewis) http://footballscoop.com/news/7508-al-golden-reminds-us-what-its-all-about , and even his former recruits that chose another school, like in the article I posted above, versus Muschamp sending an injured Driskell out the next game until he broke his leg, or how he wanted a player to think a torn ACL was just a tweak so he could send him out there again.

If I was a recruit, or a recruit's parents, and I had offers from both coaches, I know the ethical choice to make would be Al Golden. And since Al Golden beat Muschamp head to head, the WINNING choice to make would also be Al Golden.

Five Titles said; "If I was a recruit, or a recruit's parents, and I had offers from both coaches, I know the ethical choice to make would be Al Golden. And since Al Golden beat Muschamp head to head, the WINNING choice to make would also be Al Golden."


As usual you are spot-on my friend...Go Canes!

21 - 16!!!

This is silly because Edge was NEVER part of an ACC UM program. Not even close. The ACC wishes. In that case- you would have to count UM's 5 national championships plus FSU's 2 onto the ACC ledger since 1983, which brings the tally to

SEC 10

Not that far behind

See how stupid that sounds?

I forgot Georgia tech-

"holmie", nobody was bringing up SEC SEC SEC! in this article.

Please try to stay on the topic at hand, that another Canes player is being recognised for his greatness, even by a conference he was not a part of, because the current Hurricanes are part of the ACC.

Harriet - I'm not sure why you are so hung up on Canespace. I just checked it out and the conversation on this blog is much better. The Canespace blog consists of exorbitant praise of Canes football or cut and paste jobs from other websites. It doesn't seem like you are missing much there, so why not just let it go?

Huh?? "hung up"--once again people feel the urge to comment on a subject that they haven't researched enough or referenced the sequence of events to make an assertion like "hung up." 3 out of maybe 100 posts I've made here have been *in response to* someone mentioning that site to me or my name being mentioned there (a derogatory post with my name in it was pasted here Sunday from there). AntCane admitted to and apologized for causing the back and forth between blogs (how did U miss that, but feel the need to address only one side--and only the responding party?)

I prefaced my comment to the dude that was behind the feuding himself, so how does that constitute being "hung up" on something I wasn't remotely concerned with nor previously thinking about. I know for sure and more than anyone that I'm not missing anything not posting there. Why haven't U addressed Antcane and mountain cane? They are the ones he called out and gave an ultimatum to for going back and forth.

All of this selective admonishment is a waste of time. If U truly cared, you'd know what you're talking about and address the true culprits.

Someone goes at me on his site
+He responds with insults my way
+His response is pasted here by the same person

= I'm "hung up" and should "let it go"?

Thats bad logic homie.

You protesteth much too much Harriet.

If you are going to get your average of personal commentary to 3 %, you better make about a million football comments right now.

You are one whacked out chick.

To the Gator troll that tried to convince us that Easley is a real man of genius, here are some reasons against that claim:

Have you ever gone [to Kentucky] for personal reasons?
Easley: "No. Uh-uh. I don’t think I’m going to Kentucky. Nah. No. Never. I like going back up north."

The reporter then politely and gently, like talking to a small child, explained that Florida is SOUTH of Kentucky.

Not sure it sunk in, because then we got THIS little gem.

Do you like any SEC towns?
Easley: "Me and the South don’t mix. Just don’t mix. If I don’t like to be there, I won’t be there."


Wow, just draw a facepalm on THAT little brainiac comment.

Later, the reporter, TRYING to rescue the situation, let him know that Florida is in the South, it isn't like it is a foreign country. Guy still didn't get it.

Riley Cooper dissing folks by color, and Easley dissing folks based on where they live. That is your Florida Gators for you, "Just Sayin".

But yeah, Easley is a Summa Cum Laude genius.....

Thank God (capital G, Easley) he did not come to the Canes, he would have failed his classes the first semester.

Sunny, blessed are the peacemakers. :)

Come to Eyeofthehurricane.net if you want to talk Canes. This blog is pure torture to anyone who actually loves exchanging thoughts and opinions about UM football.

Thanks pb! Nice to be invited somewhere rather than being told to leave whenever I talk about the Canes or their opponents on here.

You are right, I really don't care. I see a lot of mention of Canespace, and maybe its more from others than you. I just don't see the big deal about it. Sorry that I offended you. I didn't realize the feuding had become so personal.

Just curious BTW Dee,

Let's get some predictions for the game Saturday. I've got Miami 38-14. I think USF will play hard and come out strong, especially with the extra week to prepare, but their offense is not good enough to hang with Miami.


pb, the giant names, huge spacing, and tiny print of the comments section makes that blog unreadable.

The fact that I keep talking about elites, and being persecuted, means I'm a low income loser, with no future, and blame others for the sad state my life is in.

I'm a huge disappointment to my family, and provide very little income. I'm a barely functioning and low productivity society outlier. I don't have friends and don't function well and it's somebody else's fault.

A guy that posted here a long time ago. No big deal...

BTW, I am predicting a better performance than last year's 40-9, so 45-7.

Harriet is always the victim. She never initiates any negativity and only talks about football--at least that's her claim then swears she is only responding to her attackers. Yet, when you look at the blog she's always beefing with someone about something.

She admonishes people to talk football immediately after she has attacked them. She time and again has introduced religion, politics, race, etc. on this blog blathering on nonsensically about subjects she believes she has all the answers, when of course she doesn't know what she doesn't know.

She applauds anyone and everyone that has anything negative to say about the Canes and celebrates the other trolls comments.

She has been barred from at least one other Canes blog that we know of, but with almost 100% certainty we know she has been banned from other Canes blogs using a variety of aliases.

She also brings up and in detail describes the Curse's insane activities on a regular basis and then swears it is the other Canes posters who are infatuated or intimidated by the Curse.

She has an extraordinary understanding of the Curse, but swears she has only been a member of this blog for a very few short weeks, which has been a period of time when the Curse has been less active than any time over the past 5 years.

Harriet is a troll...period...end of story.


What's going on man, did you listed to Coach Al with Joe Rose Monday morning. He said to paraphrase "I really commend the Miami schools that willing to go on the road and play these kind of games." When speaking on the spanking Central gave Don Bosco.

He must not really know the history of Miami football. That's what we do. We don't care where we have to go or when we have to go. If he did (know our history) we would be opening up the season against LSU next year.

Posted by: True Cane | September 25, 2013 at 10:40 AM

LOL, this man knows what we about in Miami. Like i said before, coach goldie eventually will start morphing into that real UM mentality, he's not there yet but i saw signs of it after the gaytor victory, he wasn't running around like he did last year after the boston college & Georgia tech wins like we just won the national championship or something. I'm glad coach goldie got to witness up close how our highschool teams could careless about a bosco prep and go up there and dominate em.

Speaking of bosco prep, one of my favorite lines from a UM player thus far is from Alquadin Muhammad when he said something to the effect of "college is not what i thought it wuld be" meaning, this shat is easier than i thought. That's the type of mentality that belongs on this team, but we'll see what happens down the line if he holds up to as well.


Maybe this is why you continue to post about Randy and Jacory 3 years on. YOu can't really read.

Read Muhammad's entire quotation and it will give you context. You will see it is the opposite of what you claim he meant:

"It's fast. A lot of signals... I was upset about not getting any sacks yet" before Saturday."

Meaning, it is harder than he though. Faster. Had been held without a sack up to that point. Man, you are slow.


Reduced to internet raids

Five Titles, true mediation and peacemaking involves both sides of an issue. Neglecting to address both sides is insufficient and ineffective.

HarrietTubmanCane, true help for mental illness involves many approaches to impact various issues. Neglecting to address all sides is insufficient and ineffective:

•Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
•Cognitive Therapy
•Group Psychotherapy or Group Therapy
•Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
•Individual Psychotherapy see Psychotherapy
•Inpatient Services
•Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
•Psychiatric Evaluation
•Psychoanalytic Treatment
•Psychotherapy or Individual Psychotherapy

So I can be an NFL legend even if I never played in the NFL???

I predict the canes will paste the Bulls by 52 - 6. And that is with Morris and Duke sitting out the second half.
I agree with CaneFan 72 that we will play for a NC this year, we have the best coach, the best QB and Rb and now we have a top 10 defense to go with it.
Bring on Alabama like Five Titles says, Bama aint got a chance against my Canes.
But it will be Oregon we will beat for the NC after we take care of Clemson in the ACC championship. The way we are playing right now we will go undefeated.

Not quite Marios but you can be an ACC legend (in your own mind) and claim all kinds of great players, titles and glory vicariously. It's what you must do when you ain't got nothing else.

"Edgerrin James Named to 2013 ACC Football Legends Class
Class will be honored at 2013 Dr Pepper ACC Championship in Charlotte"

Dear Edgerrin, I certainly hope that you thank the Canes in Person at that ceremony. I certainly hope you don't ignore your college the way Emmitt Smith did, for example.

Look sicko, stop accusing Canes fans of things we have never done, I understand you had to drop your gatr persona, but that does not mean folks can't figure out who you are, coward.

I never said "Bring on Alabama", and your attempt at making Canes fans look overconfident is disgusting. How about you take your fat, drooling trailer lies back to gainesville where they belong.

Bingo, Ron Zook. Well said.

Ummmm, Emmmitt, why did you crap all over UFirstdegreemurder?


Antonio "Bark like a dog for me Ms. Green" Morrison

How bad a negotiator would you need to be, like this Calvin character, to agree to 1 game against a strong team on essentially their home field.

No one with an IQ under 50 agrees to a 1 way instead of a home and away.

Whoaaaa: "Goldy is a long way from joining the recruiting leagues of, say, an RS. He still hasn't really gone after the FL talent in great abundance. And neither has the DC, really.

Imagine this: Let's say "Goldy and DunnoToday, DunnoTomorrow, JustPlainDunno go to The Muck for a week and recruit those guys chasing and catching wabbits....

What kind of players do U think they'd bring back?

The great defenses, college and nfl, use four down linemen and man to man pass defenses throughout the game.

The bend AND break NO defenses like d'os and goldie's use the three down linemen, which can not stop a run nor put pressure on the passer, and zone let-them-pass-to

Purdue was beating Notre Dame with four down linemen and stopping ND for third and long. Then, like stupid d'o and goldie, they would switch to the 3 linemen, zone pass NO coverage and ND would convert to first in ten.

You morons who do not understand that must enjoy good offenses pushing our defense up and down the field and having the worst run and pass defensive yardage against us in the country.

BTW, you can forget the two easy wins and the early christmas gift of five turnovers that UF gave the Canes.

I just would like to see the Canes win another national championship. They could with four down linemen and man to man with two free safeties if they kept that defense through the end of the season but not with the 3 linemen, zone dumb'o No defense.

The Canes are a better group of players than all their opponents except perhaps FSU. But they could beat FSU with a proper defense.

As much as you would like us to, we will NOT forget the 21-9 beatdown and 7 point late gift by the Canes that turned into the 21-16 loss for your gatrs.


Fake Cane fan 72 IQ is back with his lies about 4-3 versus 3-4. Let's just finish this off.

"The great defenses, college and nfl, use four down linemen and man to man pass defenses throughout the game." and "They could with four down linemen and man to man with two free safeties if they kept that defense through the end of the season"

Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens? 3-4.
NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers? 3-4.
AFC Runnerup New England Patriots? 3-4.
NFC Runnerup Green Bay Packers? 3-4.
BCS Champion Alabama? 3-4.
BCS Runnerup Notre Dame? 3-4.

Teams that regularly incorporate the 3–4 defensive alignment scheme include the Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, and Houston Texans.

Read this article, liar, and get back to us when you can show ONE champion football team from last year above D3 that was playing 4-3, man coverage, and 2 free safeties in zone.


Not sure WHY you are lying so blatently, other than to do so with a Cane ID to try to make Canes fans look poorly. PLEASE do not claim that you know more defense than the Harbaughs, Saban, Belicheck, and the other coaches winning games with the 3-4.

21 - 16 !!!


« 1 2 3 4 »

The comments to this entry are closed.