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UM 2014 quarterback commit Alin Edouard of Hialeah High decommits -- wasn't feeling the love

Just got off the phone with HIaleah coach Marc Berman, who confirmed that dual-threat quarterback Alin Edouard has decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes.

The news was first reported by SFHSSports.com.

This comes as no surprise. It was just a matter of time. I don't think anyone who knows anything about the situation ever thought Eduoard would be a Hurricane.

Someone well entrenched with the Hurricanes told me more than a month ago that Edouard was not expected to play at UM. The Hurricanes already have West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade High junior Brad Kaaya, a 6-4, 213-pound, four-star pro-style quarterback (Rivals) committed to UM for 2014, as well as three-star (Rivals) quarterback Malik Rosier of Mobile, Ala.

Rivals.com has Edouard as a three-star player. He told me in the spring that he was 6-1 1/2. He weighs about 180.

When I talked to Alin in May, he told me that UM, his "dream school'' that he orally pledged to in February, was no longer a lock.

He said back then that the coaches had barely communicated with him, and that then-new offensive coordinator James Coley had only talked to him for the first time through a private message on Facebook.

Just now, Berman told me he was contacted by Edouard this morning and told of the news.

"According to what he told me,'' Berman said, "He wasn't feeling it like before. He just didn't feel the same way. A lot of schools give him a lot of communication via social media and things like that, and I guess he wasn't getting that kind of feedback from Miami. He felt it would be better to keep his options open at this particular time.

"He wants to play this season and make a decision after this season.''

Edouard threw for 198 yards and ran for more than 60 yards this weekend, Berman said, in Hialeah's 32-0 victory over Miami Springs.

Berman said he is a huge Al Golden and UM supporter, and does not tell his players where they should or shouldn't go.

"I think Coach Golden has done a great job since he's been at Miami,'' Berman said. "I have a good relationship with a lot of those coaches. My job is to give my players as many opportunities as they can get. I tell them the pros and cons. ''

  Edouard completed 64 of 132 passes for 926 yards and nine touchdowns, with nine interceptions as  a junior last season. He ran for 559 yards and seven touchdowns.

Edouard is good friends with former Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, in his junior season at Louisville. In May, Edouard told me he had talked to at least two Louisville coaches, including head coach Charlie Strong, and was very interested in the Cardinals.

Edouard also noted Syracuse, USF and Tennessee as options to replace UM should he decommit, which obviously, has now happened. Berman also named Cincinnati, Wisconsin and Nebraska as school that had expressed interest in Edouard.

"The only thing I know,'' Berman said, "is he had been trying to call the UM coaches during the week. I know he spoke to someone at UM via social media to inform them."





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I guess he will be added to Gallos list. Nah, I KNOW he will be added to Gallos list.

This guy would have never played unless he switched positions. Its better this way, frees up another Scholly!!!

haha he'll be added to Gallo's list right under Gus Edwards (who played this week) and Luther Campbell (who is an idiot)

mountaincane, my posts from yesterday embodied all of those same sentiments except #5 because I believe he would be fired if he goes 7-5. Which I would change today, to 6-6.

I agree with 4.5 of your 5 points, so why do U have the daily need to categorize people by prefacing or concluding each and every post with a slight or insult. Why can't U just post your opinion and move on? No one insulted or personally attacked U today (or any day for that matter), but U come and start the same BS. Whats wrong with U? Do u like beef? I mean, its a fact that several blogs exist that would not make U feel this need to attack, they believe how U believe, so it must be that U really relish this opportunity to be an antagonist.

U need a "Sybil" group to post--U don't have an idea outside of this. Why don't U go where there isn't a "Sybil" group, if its so frustrating and bringing the worst out of U daily?

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | September 01, 2013 at 12:51 PM

^^^Zook, where is the name-calling? ^^^

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | September 01, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Evade, evade, deny, insult, discredit the source--repeat!

Its not gonna hurt me in anyway to not know what 'glad handing' is so i'm cool. The people from my region and demographic don't say it so its not necessary. I know "busting" men is gay though.

Who is truly being the room monitor? Wouldn't it be someone who waits for others to post and then attacks them. U say whatever U want, but we all can just scroll back and read--its simple. Who would appoint me room monitor? Is that even possible?

Zook, this is where I "jumped in" (I was actually posting today before mountain ever did--but ok), where is the name-calling in my post? You're just another who has chosen to cheat and defend others who do.

Posted by: HarrietTubmanCane | September 01, 2013 at 02:47 PM

Did golden pick the right one or did the right one pick UM? All three had offers, one damn near since his freshman year in high school. Golden would sign all three if they wanted to come. If Cook switches to us after hopefully a successful season and UF win, do U think he would turn him down? Yearby is the truth, but I want Cook too. Michel has been injured and seemingly used up during his high school career (sad). It seems his best days are behind him. He definitely aint no Todd Gurley or Duke Johnson.

St. Thomas clobbering Northwestern 38-3 certainly highlights the complexities of recruiting from year-to year. It also makes the point that Al Golden knew what he was doing when building such a strong relationship with the St. Thomas people.

Great Greg Cote quote: "FIU football players keep getting arrested. What do they think this is, Gainesville?"

Harriet, anybody who wanted to could have read that previously. Repeated reposting is a symptom of an ego maniac.

"Edouard completed 64 of 132 passes for 926 yards and nine touchdowns, with nine interceptions as a junior last season.

With those stats, why is anyone concerned. Less than 50% completion in HIGH SCHOOL?
The only thing is, I wish college coaches, if they have fallen out of love with a player, would just contact that player and just say, "son, we'd like to go in another direction." This should be done ASAP, allowing a 16-17 year old kid (0r if attending high school in Florida, 19-21 LOL) a clear mind to move on to different schools.

you bet.....added immediately as I watch UM de-commit teddy bridgewater got 6 for 6 and TD, 1st possession rolling outside pocket for TD

Golden Casualties:

vernon davis - RB
darion hall - RB
storm johnson - RB
kevin nelson - LB
andrew tallman - TE
billy sanders - TE
cj holton - FB
adarius johnson - WR
keion payne - DB
devonta davis - DB
jermaine barton - OL
ray ray armstrong - S
thomas finnie - CB
gionni paul - LB
travis williams - LB
jamal reid - DB
kelvin cain - LB
Vaughn telemaque - S
tracy howard - CB
curtis porter - DT
luther robinson - DT
jeffery brown - DT
darius smith - DT
alex collins - RB
denver kirkland - OL
terrell brooks - DT
matthew thomas - LB
jaynard bostwick - DT
keith bryant - DT
luther campbell - #1 UM fan
tim ice harris - feeder coach
northwestern - feeder school
booker T - feeder school
carol city - feeder school
miami central - feeder school
norland - feeder school
Terry Richardson - RB coach
Jedd Fisch - Offensive coordinator
Geroge Mcdonald - WR coach
Mario Christobal - Head coach
Eddie Johnson - LB
Rashawn Scott-currently out of the discipline bull pen
Gabe Terry - LB
Robert Lockhart - WR
Sony Michel - RB
Preston Dewey - QB
Alin Edouard - QB
Ricardo Williams – DE
Delvon Simmons – DT
Jacoby Briscoe – DT
David Thompson – QB
Jalen Grimble – DT
Jontavious Carter - WR
Danny Dillard - RB
Dyron Dye – DL
Alin Edouard - QB

I guess he will be added to Gallos list. Nah, I KNOW he will be added to Gallos list.

Posted by: Five Titles | September 01, 2013 at 02:19 PM

The same folks that CRITICIZE UM for going after 2-3 star recruits will bellow about the Edouard mind change. It's clear AL hooked a couple of bigger fish.
It's obvious, Teddy Bridgewater's animus towards UM played a part in this. Same perhaps for coach Berman. Manny being an FIU guy and being in the middle of all this, who knows. LOL.

oops, sorry.....8 for 8 and 2 TD's, still first quarter.....

so lets fire shannon and lose teddy who is at 5939 total passing yards as a soph....add this year which should be about 3700 yards or more....end up over 13,000 passing yars plus heisman....nice job shalala

BTW....golden is not building anything with st thomas....hes got to get behind notre dame....they got the foothold there.....

I don't usually respond to trolls, but "Gallo", many of our present generation of young people, especially athletes are severely challenged as regards morals, behavior, and knowing right from wrong. The evidence is clear. 5-10 kids are either suspended or dismissed from practically EVERY college program for cheating, robbery, assault, DUI's,. drugs, etc. Some of these kids are REALLY bad apples.
Some coaches, ours included feel they can somehow rehabilitate the questionable kids who display great skill athletically.
Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be successful.

It has to be recognized that Florida schools are lax in behavioral requirements, and rank in the lower 1/2 of the country academically, or did at last check.

Finally, even YOU MUST KNOW the 3+ year NCAA cloud over our head (and the crap other coaches say about UM) has a LOT to do with those soft commits who are easily swayed.
No home stadium, small crowds another problem.

Considering all, Golden and his staff have done a REMARKABLE job recruiting.
Sorry for the Clavin/Tubman verbiage. At least I have content, not hyperbole.

Sorry, "Calvin" for the misspelling of ONE of your screen names.

calling coaches via the denver kirkland line, lol

dont worry, golden will ignore you just like he did bostwick and kirkland....in fact golden was a no-show the second time kirkland and family went to meet UM staff......

Maybe Tubmancane can confirm (I canceled my Scout membership a few days ago as I prefer only to pay the $9/month during the off season to follow the recruiting news) but I remember reading that Golden wasn't at the meeting with Kirkland and his parents because it would have counted as an official visit and UM was limiting the number of visits as part of its self sanctions in preparation of the NCAA handing down sanctions.

We need to cool this down with some ICE.

Another H.S. player saying No Way Hose to Miami, is bloody MUCH ADO BOUT' NOTHING! dUh

And dig this y'all Cane loyalists. There will be a FEW MORE current commitments BACKING OUT of their verbal's to Goldie! Bloody well guarantee it. hUh

Have fun where ever you feel you can play. UM is far better off with Elite 11 QB Kaaya and the scholarship we can offer to someone else

One more thing Alin, did you get invited to compete against the other top Elite 11 qb's?


Your recollection is accurate...as usual Gallo, the Gator posing as a Cane, is skewing the facts as another feeble and laughable attempt to attack Coach Golden.

Yesterday, Gallo claimed that Golden caused Gus Edwards to leave the team...what makes this hilarious is this was only a short time after Gus had played in the FAU game for the world to see.

Gallo is not consider good wine and this Gallo is not very good at college football. Must be something in the name

As for the Alin Edouard de-commit... it was Gallo who when he saw the staggering strong recruiting class that Coach Golden is putting together bellowed over and over that commits mean nothing...only those that sign!

Yet, now that Alin Edouard has decided to open his recruiting Gallo whines that Coach Golden did something wrong. Gallo wouldn't give Golden credit when he got the kid to commit, but now wants to slam him...this Gallo/Calvina deal is one enormous Gator head case.

By the way...if Coach Golden and Coley determine Alin can help the Canes he will without a doubt re-commit.

It seems Goldie " 2nd my NOTION " about freshmen LB Figuero. hUh

Because yesterday I stated with SAGACIOUS, clarity. That LB Figuero would be bloody All-Conference in the near future, and he would be Miami's next N.F.L. linebacker!! Eh. What say.

Matter of fact, I SEE-r Alex bolting upscale Coral Gables after his Junior season. Get outta' here, outsider!

When a few of Miami's defensive player's proceed to FREE LANCE. That indicates these Hurricane player's AREN'T comfortable with the hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense, yet Huh.

And like several LOYAL, ASTUTE Miami fandom mentioned many moons ago ( Get outta' here with that B.S., injun redskin! ). South Florida prep player's are bred to play that AGGRESSIVE 4-3 defense.

D and the rest of your aliases,

Do you ever get tired of making a fool of yourself? Did you even watch the game (I know you didn't attend)?

Miami was in and out of the 4-3 all night and used a number of other schemes. You've got to get your lies straight if you truly want to be a great Gator troll.

One has to be happy for Teddy Bridgewater. If you saw his interview on ESPN you know besides being a great football player--he's an even better human being.

While I wish Teddy had attended the "U" he found a very good situation for himself at Louisville. As I said earlier, I believe Teddy is a great QB, but I believe, admitting to being biased, that over the course of this season Morris will prove to be the best QB in the nation. Time will tell...

Miami 31
Florida 21

Let see now. Goldie was bloody well DISAPPOINTED in a FEW of his defensive players FREE LANCING and what not.

And I'm called a liar for regurgitating Goldie's words.


The bottom line is that R.Z. can't DEAL WITH THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH.

So he only has one option left. He, naturally, engages in AD HOMINuM attacks and what not. Go bloody figure!

AGAIN, several Hurricane defensive players HAVEN'T quite adjusted to Miami's hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense!

And when these player's AREN'T comfortable with that defense. They NATURALLY commence to free lance and what not.

The bottom line is South Florida prep players are NURTURED and BRED to play an AGGRESSIVE 4-3 defense!! Capice bUbba's.

Yeah, yeah these defensive players still have to be disciplined and play their ASSIGNMENT's in the 4-3 and what not. hUh

Miami 31
Florida 21
Posted by: MH | September 01, 2013 at 05:41 PM


Personally I don't believe EITHER team will score more than 30 points, and I SEE-r a final score in the TWENTIE'S and what not. dUh

Florida is currently a - 2 point road chalk. hUh

Stay tuned for my GIFT touts!

Because I mentioned a few moons ago that Roll Tide would roll and roll and roll over Beamer Ball.

And naturally I said Clemson would defeat Georgia in a close game. dUH

By the way, I touted that Wyoming would EASILY cover the spread against that Go BIG ot RED neck squad, i.e., Herbie Cornhusker was a - 28 1/2 point chalk.

So Goldie is PIZZED OFF about the O-line free lancing and what not.

That's probably why Miami couldn't convert a 4th and one, for a first down; and, why they couldn't score a T.D. on 4th and goal. dUh

So it begs the question. How does an EXPERIENCED, Hurricane offensive line commence to free lance. Eh. What say.

Because the CROWD NOISE certainly wasn't a factor regarding the O-line ' checks ' and what not.


Your lies are covered below--when Coach Golden spoke of freelancing he was basically speaking of offensive breakdowns:

Al Golden quote: “The biggest thing that jumps out to me is we had too many guys freelance, and I don’t mean that in a derogatory sense. You can’t abandon your technique and you have to bring your skills to the game, not just your talent. We had good effort. We were unselfish in terms of finishing plays and blocking and doing all the little things you need to do to make explosive runs.

“[But] we’ve got to get back to the techniques that we’re teaching — hitting our landmarks as running backs, blocking the proper angles as offensive linemen.”

Reading comments from this douche "D" makes me embarrassed for him. Please try getting laid sometimes bro - your pathetic need for attention through anonymous posts is making me feel bad and I don't even know you. Loser.

Of all the units on a football team. The QB and his OFFENSIVE LINE tend to be the units with DISCIPLINE and what not.

Maybe Goldie SUBCONCIOUSLY meant the D-line was free lancing and what not. hUh Get outta' here with that Frued, pyscho babble.

First of atleast a half-dozen or more that will decommit. But Golden will replace them with more unranked/2-star good student, high character and budding potential stiffs that would be Top Program scout and 3rd. teamers...

Reading comments from this douche "D" makes me embarrassed for him. Please try getting laid sometimes bro - your pathetic need for attention through anonymous posts is making me feel bad and I don't even know you. Loser.
Posted by: 2008canegrad | September 01, 2013 at 06:11 PM


Typical AD HOMINUM attacks and what not. Nothing more and nothing less

So much for a " COLLEGE EDUCATION " and what not.

But then again, a NATURAL BORN HATER must hate. Be he a H.S. dropout or a H.S. graduate or a university graduate. hUh

Bon jour et Bonsoir

D, just for a change, why not post a prediction here that hasn't already happened?

No one wants your prediction for yesterday's games. How about next week?

Silence ensues.

Oh, and D, calling you on your bs isn't hate, just reality rolling in.

Gallo, why is Bridgewater still in the game? You continue to tout his stats, yet it is a classless display by Charlie "Gator" Strong.

Trying to build him one of them heisman guys, I reckon.

If you want a post with perfect predictions of next weeks college games, just check here on next Sunday for Dumb and Dumber D's post. Only winners.

Next week ( UF) will tell the tale. If we win a NC is possible this year, if we lose- another good ACC team is all we will be.

We would be better if Al Golden's middle name was "ICE".

Maybe Goldie SUBCONCIOUSLY meant the D-line was free lancing and what not. hUh Get outta' here with that Frued, pyscho babble.

Posted by: D | September 01, 2013 at 06:14 PM


No! He knew exactly what he was saying and if he read your daily bile after he got done laughing he would want to know when mental hospitals allowed their most severely ill patients to post on blogs.

Next week ( UF) will tell the tale. If we win a NC is possible this year, if we lose- another good ACC team is all we will be.

Posted by: stPetecane | September 01, 2013 at 06:57 PM


Bloody AU CONTRAIRE Cane good ol' boy!

There's still the matter of the prestigious N.C.A.A. and what not.

Nevertheless, I do concur with your notion about Miami being another very, good A.C.C. squad. hUh

Unfortunately for Hurricane bUbba. Goldie's program is still LIGHT YEARS away from being a LEGIITMATE Top 10 program. Eh. What say.

Of all the TANGIBLE/INTANGIBLE deciding the outcome of next weeks MIGHTY florida vs. Miami game.

Cane Good Ol' Boy ( r.z. and mountain cane and like-minded partisans. ) absently-minded forgot about the ethical, S.E.C. officials. hUh

And with the mighty Gators being a slim SEMI-ROAD favorite. I wouldn't be the least bit surprise to see the game decided on a questionable call. Get outta' here with that conspiracy chit, Wacko!

Oh, I SAGACIOUSLY say Florida is a SEMI-ROAD favorite, because SLS will be filled with approximately 45 PERCENT Gator fans. Eh. What say.

UM 27 uf 10

Can't y'all Cane bUbba's see the GATOR CONVOY trucking down the Sunshine state turnpike on Saturday/Friday evening. hUh

Because I surely can ENVISION tens and tens of thousands of MIGHTY Florida fandom visiting SLS. Eh. What say.

Well look at this way Hurricane loyalist. At least ESPN won't be EMBARASSED by a half-full stadium on HIGH NOON this Saturday. Get outta' here with that crap, outsider!

UM 27 uf 10

Posted by: Sml | September 01, 2013 at 07:19 PM


Come on loyal Cane zealot! Seriously.

Miami doesn't have the defense to hold the MIGHTY gators to 10 points. hUh

I'll give y'all Cane loyalists some FREE info' on which TANGIBLE/INTANGIBLE's will decide the game Saturday.

The head coach and his coaching staff, and naturally the ETHICAL s.e.c. officiating crew. hUh

Because in a " tight ball game, " it's usually the head coach and his coordinators whom will play a DECISIVE role in the outcome.

Yeah, yeah I understand Miami has the home MOB advantage and what not.

Stephen Morris > Teddy

Stats wont lie at the end of the year. Plus with that cupcake schedule!! Any solid QB with a good surrounding team and a soft schedule can look like a Heisman in the "Big East"

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