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Who owns the edge? Miami vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl

ORLANDO -- Here is a breakdown of Saturday night's Russell Athletic Bowl game featuring Miami (9-3) and 18th-ranked Louisville (11-1). The Cardinals are favored to win by 3 1/2 points. 

> Here is also a link to my weekly segment with Orlando Alzugaray on 640Sports.com.

WHEN MIAMI RUNS THE BALL

Louisville coach Charlie Strong said the Hurricanes present the toughest challenge his defense has faced in his four years with the Cardinals. That's not exactly a stretch -- at least for this season.

The Hurricanes are the highest-ranked scoring offense (35.9 points per game, 25th nationally) and top rushing team (172.5 yards per game, 63rd) the Cardinals will face this season. Although Louisville ranks second nationally in run defense (86.25) and is allowing only 2.74 yards a carry, they've faced only two teams who rank better than 80th rushing: Cincinnati (68th) and UCF (79th). Both of those opponents had some success (160 yards average and three touchdowns each) against the Cardinals.

Can Dallas Crawford, Gus Edwards and Eduardo Clements find running lanes behind a big, beefy offensive line that averages 320 pounds? With Duke Johnson sidelined over the last four games, they haven't done it enough. Miami has averaged 121 yards on the ground. That ranks 109th. To beat Louisville, Miami will also have to be better on third down (37.8 percent, 85th). The Cardinals rank second nationally in third down defense (28.6 percent). Edge: Louisville.

WHEN MIAMI THROWS THE BALL

The Cardinals have allowed the fewest passing touchdowns in the country (eight) and rank eighth in passing yards allowed (171.7). Only Cincinnati, whom the Cardinals beat in overtime 31-24 in the regular season finale, managed to throw for more than 250 yards against them. Sophomore cornerback Charles Gaines leads the team with 11 pass breakups and five interceptions.

Miami, led by quarterback Stephen Morris and receivers Allen Hurns and Stacy Coley, has thrived with the big pass play. UM ranks second nationally with 35 pass plays of 30 yards or more. Louisville has allowed only 10 pass plays of 30 yards or more all season (tied for fifth-fewest).

What the Cardinals do best to stop offenses is sack the quarterback (39 total, fifth nationally). Senior defensive end Marcus Smith ranks second nationally in sacks (12.5) and junior Lorenzo Mauldin is 17th with 9 1/2. UM has allowed only 13 sacks on the season. Edge: Even.

WHEN LOUISVILLE RUNS THE BALL

About the nicest thing you can say about Miami's run defense (ranked 81st, 182.33 yards per game, 25 TDs allowed) is that it isn't as bad as last year's (114th, 217.92, 29).

Junior Dominique Brown (6-2, 216) and senior Senorise Perry (6-0, 187) are averaging five yards a carry and have combined to run for 1,414 yards and 14 touchdowns on a Cardinals rushing attack that ranks 80th (150.2 yards per game). It's likely Louisville could opt to give them more work than usual Saturday when you consider the Hurricanes have given up 821 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground over their last three games. Edge: Louisville.

WHEN LOUISVILLE THROWS THE BALL

For the first time since 2010, Miami's pass defense has produced more interceptions (18) than touchdowns allowed (13). Of course, Teddy Bridgewater, the nation's fifth moss efficient passer (70.2 completion percentage, 3,523 yards, 28 TDs, 4 INTs), could change all that Saturday night.

He's got six receivers with at least 22 catches this season. Bridgewater doesn't go deep as often as Morris does, but when he does 6-3, 209-pound junior DeVante Parker (46 catches, 743 yards 11 TDs) is usually his favorite target.

But for the most part, Louisville doesn't mind killing their opponents slowly. The Cardinals rank sixth in time of possession (33 minutes, 25 seconds per game). Miami's defense is used to being on the field a lot.  The Hurricanes rank 118th in time of possession (26:21). Edge: Louisville.

SPECIAL TEAMS

UM kicker Matt Goudis ended the season by shaking out of his funk with seven consecutive made field goals, finishing 13 of 17 including a season-long of 49 yards. Punter Pat O'Donnell had a special season, averaging 47.3 yards a kick including 20 punts of 50 yards or more.

Gaines has returned a kick (93 yards) and a punt (35 yards) for a touchdown this season and is hands down Louisville's most dangerous weapon in the return game. Cardinals kicker John Wallace hasn't had to boot many pressure kicks, but is 17 of 21 on field goal attempts with no makes longer than 39 yards. He has had three field goals blocked and punter Ryan Johnson (41.2 yards) has had one of his kicks blocked.

Louisville's punt coverage team is very good having allowed 15 total yards on 13 punt returns. Coley has a punt and kick return for a touchdown this season and should be aided by the return of Phillip Dorsett. Edge: Even.

COACHING

Strong hasn't faced many ranked opponents in his four seasons as coach, but he's 4-1 in those games. His team has trailed only once at halftime this season -- 13-10 against Houston -- before rallying for a 20-13 win.

Louisville will be Miami's third rank opponent this season. The Hurricanes beat Florida 21-16 back on Sept. 7 before the Gators went into a tailspin and then they were blown out at Florida State 41-14. Miami is 3-5 under coach Al Golden against ranked teams. Good starts are almost mandatory with UM going 17-1 when leading at halftime under Golden, and 3-13 when trailing. Edge: Louisville.

PREDICTION: Louisville 38, Miami 27

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Wow. This place is infested with mommy hating tweens. Think Ill stop reading at the end of the articles from now on. At least at places like sportshoopla they have an age minimum. Should try that here. Same tween invasion crushed even mighty espns long running sports forums.

Canes 42 41. Wont even bother discussing the article, lol.

Yes jamber this place has guys who change their screen names every other post to so they think people will think what they post has validity, VERY, VERY CHILDISH!

UM has the money....they are putting buildings up all over campus.....the endowment is 778 million.....PLENTY OF MONEY.....and let me tell you something about endowments.....colleges never touch the money for NO REASON......

lets go back to the golden hire...if you remember jon gruden was the target and he expressed a good interest in UM....within a window of 2 weeks it fell apart (it was about the money).....(funny now he wants to get back in)....

now that was dec 2, 2010.....all of a sudden 11 days later golden is hired and announced on dec 13th....wtf for?, what was the rush?.....the season was over for UM and Um had at least 3 months window for search......

look if weakass Uconn can get bob diaco at 2 million.....UM will have NO PROBLEM GETTING A NFL TYPE HIRE....

Which Lake did the Cane Basketball Bandwagon crash and sink into ?

UM is not an attractive program for football coaches because of one reason:

The administration is not committed to financing a winning team. UM football remains the stepchild that made it big despite its neglectful nurturing.

University of Miami Hurricanes defensive recruits begin to show concern

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By Safid Deen

sdeen@MiamiHerald.com

Seeing the University of Miami football team surrender more than 500 yards in four of its past five games has raised some concern to incoming defensive recruits in the class of 2014.

LSU became a major player for defensive tackle commit Travonte Valentine of Hialeah Champagnat Catholic in recent weeks, and he plans to make an official visit to Baton Rouge, La., in January after participating in the U.S. Army All-American game on Jan. 4, 2014, in San Antonio.

“They do a good job with D-tackles,” said Valentine’s coach, Mike Tunsil. “A lot of their kids go to the pros and they’re short on D-tackles, so we’re definitely looking into that.”

It’s also something Miami Booker T. Washington defensive end Chad Thomas has taken notice of despite remaining firm with UM, with Florida State and Alabama still lurking.

Thomas’ defensive line teammate and fellow commit Demetrius Jackson, however, withdrew his pledge Dec. 9 wanting to explore other options, but retracted his statements to 247Sports and reassured his commitment to UM that day.

"Chad's going to watch the game from a tactical standpoint whereas Demetrius is just excited about playing," Booker T. defensive line coach Pierre Senatus said, citing Thomas' richer football IQ in compared to Jackson, who is still learning the ins and outs of playing the sport.

UM’s 30 commitments in the class of 2014 will surely be tuned in Saturday night at the Hurricanes face the Louisville Cardinals in the Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando. For the defensive commits, however, a keener eye will be watching in hopes of gaining more clarity with their decisions to attend UM and faith in the Canes’ defensive scheme.

Booker T. cornerback Nigel Bethel II said of Louisville’s offense, powered by former Miami Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, “It slightly concerns me, but Louisville is not a ground-and-pound team so it really doesn’t concern me too much.

“I’m hoping they can pull it together and come out with a victory. I like them as a two-touchdown favorite, but all my friends talk to me like I’m crazy. I think they have the talent to do it. It’s just up to them if they want to put it together.”

Bethel has remained one of the Hurricanes’ most solid commits since pledging to UM in July. He has continued to help recruit other players as well, including his two teammates.

“I’m not really worried about what [UM has] been doing [defensively] because with the class we have coming in, I’m sure all of the problems will be solved,” Bethel said. “I know Chad is 100 percent confirmed, but I don’t know about Demetrius.”

A defensive-minded win against Louisville (11-1) could help UM immensely heading into next year with National Signing Day on Feb. 5, 2014.

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This is never good. I bet we lose every Top 4-Star Defensive commit.

Also you guys are retarded. In Al Golden's first season he beat a ranked #12 GT team. Do your research

Yeah Gallo 3 and Cool, we'll lose all our good recruits and have a lousy season, team will fall apart, and no one will want to come to Miami, yes siree, we may as well just pack it in fellas, and start rooting for another team. Thanks for the support.

As much as you guys hate Gallo that article he posted is cause for concern. Losing Valentine and Jackson would hurt, and not in a good way

Posted by: Is it football season yet | December 28, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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What article did Gallo post? I posted the link to the Defensive Recruits Concerned About Defense. I read his "inside info" post about Duke Johnson, Tracey Howard and Ereck Flowers but there's no article or any source referenced so I'll take that with a grain of salt.

look UM is just cheap and totally agree with you...about not being committed....

take arkansas.....looking to invest 75-98 million in stadium upgrades.....already invested 40 million on practice facilities....THEN pays Bielema 3.2 mill.....with an endowment 9 million less than UM.....

its all BS....thats why we lost gruden....kirby hulcutt went to tampa to close the deal and served up the number to gruden and gruden said pass......

parking at sunlife soon to go to $50...lol

UM has the money....they are putting buildings up all over campus.....the endowment is 778 million.....PLENTY OF MONEY.....and let me tell you something about endowments.....colleges never touch the money for NO REASON......

lets go back to the golden hire...if you remember jon gruden was the target and he expressed a good interest in UM....within a window of 2 weeks it fell apart (it was about the money).....(funny now he wants to get back in)....

now that was dec 2, 2010.....all of a sudden 11 days later golden is hired and announced on dec 13th....wtf for?, what was the rush?.....the season was over for UM and Um had at least 3 months window for search......

look if weakass Uconn can get bob diaco at 2 million.....UM will have NO PROBLEM GETTING A NFL TYPE HIRE....

Posted by: Jim Gallo | December 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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False and false... first, Endowments can not be spent however the University sees fit. Most endowments have stipulations so if a donor gives a $5 million endowment to the University with the stipulation that the money go for scholarships for medical students then the University must use the money for that or return it.

second, Jon Gruden was never interested in coaching UM and they never tried to hire Gruden. Funny how every head coaching job is linked to Gruden.. why do you think that is? Could be to keep his name relevant and leverage to squeeze more money out of ESPN?

Hey Pie Face (Soup), []_[] goin to da Bowl game?


Jim, you, I and many other Canes fans may want Al Golden to go, but UM does not have dough to buy out his contract. So, we have to hope he develops into a better coach.

As I've written before, we're stuck with Golden no matter how much everyone wants him gone. I agree with most of your opinions, but there's no sense twisting yourself into knots over this guy or his program.

Posted by: lannertcito | December 28, 2013 at 12:30 PM

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The University of Miami administration would laugh in anyone's face who even suggested they fire Al Golden. Furthermore, Miami's administration is currently trying to figure out how they can entice Coach Golden to continue with the program after his present contract concludes.

And one more observation...'many' Canes fans are not hoping Al Golden exits the program, only the haters who are the loudest and were the ones who played a major role in convincing Butch Davis to take the Cleveland job, which cost the "U" at least several more National Championships. Great job by your kind!!

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/11/28/king-shoots-down-gruden-to-hurricanes-reports/

jon gruden

49-24 UL.
Our Running game is garbage post-duke, be honest.
Our defense is abysmal, especially against "decent" teams - VT, FSU., DUKE..even though we had time to prepare, a la UF, it won't be enough against a team that actually has an offense.

Our Offense is streaky and will keep the defense on the field all game, after failing to convert 3rd downs. We won't stop them on 3rd and 30s...

SMO throws at least two ints.

At least 8 dropped passes by WRs and TEs.

Special teams: VT game redux.

Lost recruits? 2-3, including Valentine.
Just saw bleacher report bulletin that D. Freeman of FSU tweeted a welcome to D Cook and his QB to FSU....

If we get shellacked, the recruiting game is completely up in the air. Wouldn't mind seeing us lose big, only insofar as it might force AG to take a hard llok at saving his job by finally getting rid of DNO.

I am going Negative Nancy for this one, guys. Hope to he$% I am wrong, but don't think I am. No fence sitting here.

That all said: Go canes! make an a#$ of me!

As much as you guys hate Gallo that article he posted is cause for concern. Losing Valentine and Jackson would hurt, and not in a good way

Posted by: Is it football season yet
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I don't think it's hating Gallo, it's just there are llike 3 or 4 different Gallo's and who knows which one you're getting. Also we have a freaking BOWL GAME in a few hours, and you guys are STILL beeetching about recruits that you have NO idea what they're going to do, and also about the coaching. How about, just for a few hours, put that sheet away and ROOT THE TEAM on, for crying out loud. I mean GD you guys are an F'ING joke.

Miami Herald

by Manny Navarro

Who owns the edge? Miami vs. Louisville in Russell Athletic Bowl?

WHEN MIAMI RUNS THE BALL

Edge: Louisville

WHEN MIAMI THROWS THE BALL

Edge: Even. (The Cardinals have allowed the fewest passing touchdowns in the country (eight) and rank eighth in passing yards allowed (171.7).)

WHEN LOUISVILLE RUNS THE BALL

Edge: Louisville

WHEN LOUISVILLE THROWS THE BALL

Edge: Louisville

SPECIAL TEAMS

Edge: Even

COACHING

Edge: Louisville.

PREDICTION: Louisville 38, Miami 27


Palm Beach Post

Who has the edge in Miami-Louisville Russell Athletic Bowl?

by Matt Porter

ORLANDO — Taking a look at Saturday’s Russell Athletic Bowl at the Citrus Bowl.

* * *

Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1)

Kickoff: 6:45 p.m.

TV: ESPN.

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WHEN THE HURRICANES PASS

Edge: Louisville

WHEN THE HURRICANES RUN

Edge: Louisville

WHEN THE CARDINALS PASS

Edge: Louisville

WHEN THE CARDINALS RUN

Edge: Louisville

PREDICTION

Louisville, 35-21.

"Miami is 3-5 under coach Al Golden against ranked teams."

when did Golden beat other ranked teams ? We certainly didn't beat any ranked teams that finished in the top-25 at the end of the year. Hence, after 3 full seasons, not a single quality win looking back upon any season.

And it will never get over .500%, but the Golden slurpers will still be pacified with 8 win and the occasional 9 win seasons with December Bowl games.

Where did the old U go ?

Posted by: Marco | December 27, 2013 at 07:25 PM

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That statistic is based on the opponents ranking at the time []_[] played them, not their ranking at the end of the year.. A team, not unlike Miami or Florida, who has a star player fall to injury, thereby affecting the overall team performance and ranking down the line is none less deserving of the ranking at the time []_[] played them at full strength. The UF win was quality. No ifs ands or buts; they were at full bore when we played.

To say Miami is the same team without Duke Johnson or TA&M/FSU is the same without their Heisman caliber athlete and top offensive performer would be an absolute distortion of the truth.

You can't look at rankings in December to see where teams finished and say they weren't a quality team retrospectively when you played them in September. Too many variables to account for why they fell in the rankings...

Poor rationale Marco. Come again.

FWIW... it seems that the LATE Wise Guy money went down on MIGHY Louisville yesterday and very, very early this A.M. ( Think around 3 A.M. PST ).

Because now the Cardinal are a - 5 1/2: - 6 point bowl favorite. Ouch!!

In other words, a TWO POINT MOVEMENT regarding the spread indicates BIG, BIG, BIG, BIG money was laid-down in a MONSTER of a movement. hUh

By the way, I was patiently waiting to see which team the WISE GUY ACTION went with and lo and behold, it just had to be MIGHTY Louisville.

Like I bellowed and whimpered ( lol ),

Coach Strong is the GREATER head coach than Goldie and what not.

And QB Teddy is absolutely the STRONGER field general than U Know Who. dUh

Louisville - 5 1/2: - 6 point chalk.

"Wouldn't mind seeing us lose big"

Posted by: beedharphong | December 28, 2013 at 01:45 PM


..Word?

Real fan there...

Posted by: beedharphong | December 28, 2013 at 01:45 PM
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I don't SEE-r a MONSTER victory by Louisville, beedharphong. Because the Cane defense will benefit from the FOUR WEEK break in game action and what not. Especially the defensive GENUIS' Goldie nd' Marky Mark. hUh

Nonetheless, this is still a VINTAGE Golden and D'Onofrio defense and AVERAGE a.c.c. squads have had the offensive GAME of the SEASON against Thee Carpetbagger's championship oriented defense.

And the bottom line is both Coach Strong and QB Teddy will be the Cardinal TRUMP CARDS this evening.

Oh, Louisville will COVER THE POINT SPREAD. Albeit the Cardinal won't win by a DOUBLE-DIGIT margin against Miami, Florida.


only the haters who are the loudest and were the ones who played a major role in convincing Butch Davis to take the Cleveland job, which cost the "U" at least several more National Championships. Great job by your kind!!

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 28, 2013 at 01:34 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just ANOTHER lie bellowing from that PUTRID mouth of ron DORK! Nothing more, nothing less.

And the disenchanted Cane bUbba's DIDN'T have anything to do with Davis BOLTING for the N.F.L.

The University of Miami, Florida greedily DIDN'T WANT TO PAY Mr. Davis the college football MARKET RATE for his stewardship of the Hurricane program!!

LOL Mahoney, you left out the rest of the statement...Of course I want us to win, just have to find a sliver of silver lining in there if we don't.

D- I agree that the defense should benefit from the extra prep time, but take an honest look at the season, especially late in the season, even our last two wins against Uva and Pitt. Both took us much deeper into the game than they should have, due to our defense.

We beat a UF squad that was healthy, but offensively inept all around, yet, they marched up and down the field. We held, that game, but most definitely didn't against VT and DUKE.

Momentum changing moments and a season's worth of grind takes it mental toll on the confidence of the defense. At the beginning of the year, we didn't know how bad we really were, UF probably overestimated themselves, and we got the benefit of an emotional, fresh team, feeling that they might be able to compete. I think the rest of the season against teams that had the talent and coaching to fight back exposed us and took its toll on the players, mentally. If we get down, it can snowball. Moreover, decent teams have and will adjust to our defense as the game goes on.

"with an endowment 9 million less than UM..."

Posted by: Jim Gallo | December 28, 2013 at 01:25 PM

The University of Arkansas completed its "Campaign for the 21st Century" in 2005, in which the university raised more than $1 billion for the school... Among these gifts were the largest donation given to a business school at the time ($50 million), and the largest gift given to a public university in America ($300 million), both given by the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation.

Total enrollment for the fall semester of 2013 was 25,365.

2008 Arkansas 28th in revenue and Miami 53.
http://espn.go.com/ncaa/revenue/_/page/1

2011 Arkansas Football 17th in revenue 48mill and Miami Football 59th at 24mil
http://businessofcollegesports.com/2011/06/20/which-football-and-basketball-programs-produce-the-largest-profits/

Twice our size in student body, and twice the revenue of []_[].

Why do you post such nonsense?

endowments are free to use the money wherever and whatever they please....yes there can be some donations where there are stipulations but the 778 million is free for Um to use as it wises....

December 2, 2010|By Steve Gorten, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

CORAL GABLES — The University of Miami's search for a new football coach shifted away from Jon Gruden and toward Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen and other candidates Wednesday following Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt's morning meeting with Gruden in Tampa.

as always you are clueless....

"Of course I want us to win, just have to find a sliver of silver lining in there if we don't."

Posted by: beedharphong | December 28, 2013 at 02:18 PM

That's all you man. On this side there's winning and there's misery. No silver linings here. And I expect []_[]s to win, just like I did against big bad healthy UF.

Cool Man! I hope you're right! I am seriously a bit negatively biased against our team, even though I am trying to just be objective from an X's and o's POV.

I sincerly hope we come out fired up and ready to play. A lot depends on which version of the Canes shows up. I am betting the bad, hoping for good.

"with an endowment 9 million less than UM..."

Posted by: Jim Gallo | December 28, 2013 at 01:25 PM
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Arkansas 2012 endowment 770,550,000
The []_[] 2012 endowment 678,694,294

Bout $100,000,000 difference there bruh. Seems you're the one without a clue what's going on...

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-miami-1536

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-arkansas-1108

"..if you remember jon gruden was the target and he expressed a good interest in UM....within a window of 2 weeks it fell apart...now that was dec 2, 2010.....all of a sudden 11 days later golden is hired and announced on dec 13th....wtf for?, what was the rush?.....the season was over for UM and Um had at least 3 months window for search..."

Posted by: Jim Gallo | December 28, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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RECRUITING!!!!!!!

Posted by: PBcane | December 28, 2013 at 01:06 PM

Your research is so non-existant that the team you reference was ranked #12 the week before when they lost to UVA and came into the UM game ranked #20.

It's a Ganes thing, you never understand.

This is never good. I bet we lose every Top 4-Star Defensive commit.

Posted by: Cool Cat | December 28, 2013 at 01:02 PM

It's not good, and I equally share your concern. These DTs I think are more concerned with the production and less concerned with the 3-4 scheme, but I could be wrong. I think this is where you have to draw a line in the sand if you begin to lose recruits over coaching philosophy. That said there will be musical hats down to the wire. I hope for every loss we get a surprise or two. Peace to D. Cook; and we'll just keep it moving.

Champagnat Catholic Head Football Coach, Mike Tunsil(http://www.miketunsil.com/category/recruiting/coaches/) sees himself as a quasi-agent for Travonte Valentine . He has a recruiting blog where he is posing with Les Miles, Cam Cameron and attended LSU’s summer football camp. There are also photo’s of Tunsil and/or Champagnat Catholic players with Al Golden and numerous other coaches from major programs.

Valentine’s recruiting is shaping up to be another Bryce Brown escapade as much like the quasi-agent Brown had who basically succeeded in destroying the kids college experience, Tunsil is quoted as saying; “They (LSU) do a good job with D-Tackles. A lot of their kids go to the pros and they’re short on D Tackles…now here’s the--what’s in it for me comment by Tunsil…so, *WE’RE* definitely going to look into that!!”

As for this Safid Deen person…His article is contains a quote that has proven to be a falsehood where he has included the accusation that Demetrius Jackson withdrew his pledge to the Canes on December 9th to which Demetrius almost immediately said was not true and reasserted that he remains a firm Miami commit. He is including this non-story in his non-story hoping to give his article strength.

He throws in the name Chad Thomas, although the version of Deen’s article in the newspaper does not attribute a quote to Thomas, just some vague language that Chad is concerned, again with no source cited to confirm. In his internet article he does quote Booker T. defensive line coach Pierre Senatus who said that Chad has a high football IQ and will watch tonight’s game with interest…and Deen wants the reader to believe that has some sort of sinister undertone. Nigel Bethel said that Chad is 100% committed—so why does Deen not rely on that quote to confirm that Chad is a solid commit.

And then he quotes Nigel Bethel who clearly said his concern was about tonight’s game against Louisville, not his recruitment as even Deen admitted that Nigel is one of Miami’s strongest commitments and has also helped to recruit other players to attend the “U”.

Putting it kindly, Deen’s pretend reporting is shoddy, a poorly orchestrated attack job and is downright disgraceful. Deen isn’t reporting news-he’s trying to make news!! Journalism like Deen’s would get a reporter fired from most any reputable newspaper.

PS: Safid Deen is a Florida Gator graduate and before joining the Miami Herald he worked for several websites who covered the Florida Gators…other than the sworn haters…a raise of hands by those who are surprised by that news...he's an internet, Gator dummy.


Just ANOTHER lie bellowing from that PUTRID mouth of ron DORK! Nothing more, nothing less.

And the disenchanted Cane bUbba's DIDN'T have anything to do with Davis BOLTING for the N.F.L.

The University of Miami, Florida greedily DIDN'T WANT TO PAY Mr. Davis the college football MARKET RATE for his stewardship of the Hurricane program!!

Posted by: D | December 28, 2013 at 02:10 PM

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Okay dummy...once again your comments prove to be inaccurate...do you ever tire from being wrong about everything??

Bruce Feldman
Senior College Football Columnist

Butch Davis said: "I talked it over with my wife. You live a little bit in fear. I thought, 'Well, today they love me, but in 1997 they were flying a plane over the stadium, 'Get Rid of Butch Davis!' It didn't take long to keep reminding yourself that this 80-20 stuff wasn't fair. We made one more stab and called [Miami AD] Paul Dee and he went to the trustees and asked them to make it fair. Finally, we made the change. I wished I hadn't have, but we did."

huh. nice post zook.

Posted by: Ron Zook | December 28, 2013 at 03:15 PM
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1. That ron DORK is a very WEAK LIAR. Albeit a LIAR none the same. dUh

2. The Feldman piece was written in the YEAR 2000, ron DORK.

3. And Mr. Davis is referring to a HIGHER SALARY and what not.

Praise to Buddha, W-H-Y do you believe Mr. Davis MENTIONS THE board of trustee's to departed A.D. Paul Dee.

Damyum, that ron DORK is such a PETTY-MINDED dork!! Nothing more, nothing less.

4. Also, Mr. Davis said " today " ( A.D. 2000 ) they adore me and what not.

Now ron DORK, WEASEL back to Gay-tor country!

FWIW... if the hate from Cane bUbba's was that INTENSE. Then Mr. Davis would have left Miami, Florida sometime in 1998 or 1999.

AGAIN, butch Davis left the Hurricane football program because the university President and the B. of T. DIDN'T want to pay Mr. Davis the FAIR MARKET RATE for his head coaching services. NO but's, if's or may be's.

The Cardinal are a - 5 1/2: - 6 point spread chalk. Ouch!

Coach Strong > Goldie

QB Teddy > QB Morris

Oh, Coach Strong was the defensive coordinator for TWO b.c.s. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP squads. hUh

Has Thee Carpetbagger's ever been involved in a championship game. Be it a CONFERENCE championship, for instance. As coordinators/head coach and what not.

Wow!! You give stupid a whole new meaning and you are the worst liar on the blog…and that’s saying something.

You claim Feldman wrote the article in the year 2000…well Feldman and CBS will be surprised to learn that news…the honest information can be found below.

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Bruce Feldman
Senior College Football Columnist

December 11, 2013 9:14 am ET

Despite being cleared in scandal at UNC, Davis still waiting for a gig

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Davis was happy with the money, but didn't like the payout if he were to leave and knew that the loudest of the Miami fan base would turn on him if he didn't win a National Championship every year so he bolted, and your kind played a major role in his departure
that almost certainly cost the Canes numerous National Championships.


AGAIN, butch Davis left the Hurricane football program because the university President and the B. of T. DIDN'T want to pay Mr. Davis the FAIR MARKET RATE for his head coaching services. NO but's, if's or may be's.

Posted by: D | December 28, 2013 at 03:44 PM

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Correcting your lies is a fulltime job:

More from Bruce Feldman's article of December 11, 2013:

Davis' explanation for what was behind his departure from UM: "Ten days before we played BC [Boston College] in the last game of the season, we had completed 97 percent of the contract. It had taken us three hours to agree to the money. That was done. The 80/20 payout was the problem."

1. That ron DORK is a very WEAK LIAR. Albeit a LIAR none the same. dUh

2. The Feldman piece was written in the YEAR 2000, ron DORK.

3. And Mr. Davis is referring to a HIGHER SALARY and what not.

Praise to Buddha, W-H-Y do you believe Mr. Davis MENTIONS THE board of trustee's to departed A.D. Paul Dee.

Damyum, that ron DORK is such a PETTY-MINDED dork!! Nothing more, nothing less.

4. Also, Mr. Davis said " today " ( A.D. 2000 ) they adore me and what not.

Now ron DORK, WEASEL back to Gay-tor country!

FWIW... if the hate from Cane bUbba's was that INTENSE. Then Mr. Davis would have left Miami, Florida sometime in 1998 or 1999.

AGAIN, butch Davis left the Hurricane football program because the university President and the B. of T. DIDN'T want to pay Mr. Davis the FAIR MARKET RATE for his head coaching services. NO but's, if's or may be's.

Posted by: D | December 28, 2013 at 03:44 PM
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In the words of roger mayweather to floyd in the ricky hatton fight:

"keep doing what you doing, you breaking that ho down"


Posted by: D | December 28, 2013 at 03:44 PM

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In the words of roger mayweather to floyd in the ricky hatton fight:

"keep doing what you doing, you breaking that ho down"

Posted by: Calvin | December 28, 2013 at 05:23 PM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Calvina,

A little twat like you will NEVER break-down a man like me. Of course you are so painfully ignorant you once again ignore the response that destroyed D's post with FACTS (unlike his and your never ending lies), which actually makes that sub-moron smarter than you.


ESPN 300 DE Chad Thomas solid to Miami

December, 28, 2013

12:37 PM ET


By Derek Tyson | ESPN.com

ORLANDO -- Miami defensive end commit Chad Thomas (Miami/Booker T. Washington) finished his high school career with a state and national championship. Now Thomas, No. 70 in the ESPN 300, turns his attention to recruiting where recently Thomas stated that he would likely take official visits to Alabama, Florida State and LSU.

After taking an official visit to Miami, Thomas has now backtracked and said he is unsure if he will visit those schools.

Al Golden is top candidate for penn st.

Mark May and Lou Holtz are floating the idea that Al Golden should accept the Penn State job.

Mark May and Lou Holtz went on to belittle the Miami program saying that the Big Ten is a better conference, Al Golden will have a better chance to win a National Championship at Penn State due to better recruiting, facilities and every other area than Miami.

There is a reason for the madness of May and Holtz as they desperately want to destroy Miami's recruiting and there is no better way to do so than float the rumor Big Al is leaving for Penn State.

By the way, if May and Holtz are right...the haters will once again have played a major role in forcing a great coach to leave the program much as they did regarding Butch Davis. And if that happens...it is OVA for the Miami Hurricanes football program.

Still waiting on college football greatest coach and staff to show some coaching or in game planning. Just a hint. How about some misdirection plays . This will slow the rush down. Short passes will bring the safeties closer in . Then you can throw over the top. Thanks.

Tell your Quarterback to throw the ball. He is holding the ball too long.

Lol this is sad to watch... Dominated..trash talked to..lit up..o-line getting punked..sigh..hope they come back but don't look like they will..we sick

Golden needs to go home and take the pSU job.

Golden taking the psu job would be the best thing to happens to the Canes. That's how you can tell Zook is no cane fan. What fan in the right mind would think it would be over for the U if below average coach would leave us .Get your garbage a@@ of this blog.

Off excuse me. The only thing that's over for the canes is the NCAA investigation. Golden can haul a@@.

2nd half. Will we see some adjustments. 2nd half comeback let's go canes.

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