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Canes hope to parlay talented recruiting class, loaded starting rotation into first Omaha trip since 2008

The Miami Hurricanes open the baseball season this Friday -- Valentine's Day night -- against the visiting Maine Black Bears, a team which won the American East Conference and finished 37-22 last season.

Every year Jim Morris says he's excited about his team and its chances to get back to Omaha for the College World Series. But this year it looks like the Hurricanes actually have the talent to deliver on those hopes.

UM landed its best recruiting class in years and has one of the nation's top starting rotations with junior left-handers Chris Diaz (7-5, 1.64), Bryan Radziewski (9-3, 1.78), Andrew Suarez (3-6, 3.95) and senior right-hander Javi Salas (5-5, 3.18) all returning.

The issue -- as it usually is lately with UM -- will be offense. The Hurricanes finished 11th out of 12 ACC teams in batting average (.257) and runs scored (278) last year. But that's where the freshmen are supposed to come in and help. 

First baseman Zack Collins (27th round draft choice in 2013) and right fielder Willie Abreu (14th round), two left-handed bats, are expected to help sophomore third baseman David Thompson (.286, 6 HRs, 48 RBI) provide more oomph in the lineup.

Collins (Plantation American Heritage) and Abreu (Hialeah Mater Academy)  grew up huge Hurricanes fans and close friends since the age of six.

Abreu said he used to sit along the third baseline at Mark Light Field and taunt opposing hitters and pitchers and called one of his coolest moments getting a foul ball he caught signed with by the late Ron Fraser. Collins said his thrill was getting on the field as a kid alongside Gaby Sanchez and watching former Canes catcher Yasmani Grandal launch a home run into the third deck of the parking garage.

Collins, by the way, says he's already put a few balls into the same spot Grandal did during practice. One UM coach said Collins has the kind of power Yonder Alonso did.

For more on the Canes baseball team check out the collection of video interviews from today's media day session. I've posted a couple of the best ones here.

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Who is this clUcks moron? Why is he here ? Why does he breath? I don't think I have ever read such unimportant BS from a more unimportant moron . He acts like somebody actually cares what he thinks . Don't the Gayturds have a blog he can polute ? I feel like I need a shower just because I read his nonsense . Go Canes

"Miamian-Gatorian-Universitarian-Gainesvilian-American."

BWWWWHAHAHAHHAH. A 50+ year old moron.


He is that "Cluck" guy. Probably has a Timmy jersey with "Cluck" on the back.

Or "Loooser," Heh, what say, Pig? Arty? Douchebag?

Hey, Herald-Blog-Postian-Gatorian, you got owned. And look who's talking about "rehashing."

Pig, do you even read what your write? Pure comedy from the Dumbian-Cluckian.

BWWWHAHAHA. Owned in stone, you slob(ian).

When Chickallo comes in at 290 in August, he'll be a dominant D.T. riiieet ?

btw- Has anyone heard or seen if there's been an APB put out in Coral Gables for 6-5 285lb """D.T.""" uNDER-DEVELOPED #99 Jelani Hamilton ?

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Weren't these two BuSTS supposed to be ALL-AMERICAN Future 1st. rounders anchoring Ur Sieve of a D-Line by now? U know, like Morris n Dookie were without doubt the #1 QB/RB duo in ALL OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL in 2013 ?

But hang in there cane clUcks... U'll have as much talent as FSU in 2015 according to ur resident brain dead cane cluck DOMMASSE even with a roster of over 50 of Ur 85 schollie comprised of AVERAGE 3-star project players the last 4 years.

Posted by: KAAYA n YEARBY ... ALL AMERICANS in 2015 !!! | February 13, 2014 at 01:12 PM
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Rofl, until we start balling again, this guy is right.

Feed the Cluckian-Pigian. Does he realize his roster of over 50 of the 85 Gatr Trash schollies were 4 and 5 stars and they suck. And will suck.

Comprendian, Moronian?

With another year of no experience under his Deliverance belt, that Driskel sure is going to tear the SEC up this year.

Woooo. Duhhhhh, Go Gatah?

""" U'll have as much talent as FSU in 2015 according to ur resident brain dead cane cluck DOMMASSE even with a roster of over 50 of Ur 85 schollie comprised of AVERAGE 3-star project players the last 4 years. """

I dare any of U fools to deny and prove me wrong about the above stated FACTS in the 2011-2012-2013-2014 Cane Recruiting Classes... I'll even spot u dopes the 17-SEVENTEEN 3 stars (and more than half of those were June/July/Aug. early 2 star scrub offers as 2013 High School Juniors/Seniors to be that Goldy was handing out schollies to with his Penn. St. Temple recruiting mentality) signed in ur so called GREATEST GOLDEN 2014 Recruiting Class EVER !!! u clucks do the rest of the reserch on his other 3 classes and u'll see at least 10-12 3 stars in each of them that are now ur Upperclassmen. Then ADD them up ...


EXAMPLE # 1 --- ### By the way, UM slid to 12th in Rivals.com’s final recruiting rankings, compared with 10th for ESPN. Both are very good but would have been better if Travonte Valentine, Nigel Bethel, Brandon Powell and Reilly Gibbons hadn’t bolted.

What hurt UM in the rivals.com rankings was lack of four-star recruits (eight), compared with teams ahead of them, including FSU (13) and Florida (12).

Overall, UM finished behind FSU (fourth) and UF (8th) in the Rivals rankings

-BARRY JACKSON-

"As good a talent as FSU in 2015" - Dingbat DOMMASSE-

And then u going in circles blind clUcks continue to axe...

"Why do we not have any TALENTED DEPTHS ?"

DuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ???

And u watch, sure as sheeet, Golden will offer yet another 10-12 2-stars and 6-8 3-stars that will commit before the 2014 Kickoff in September, and all you blind fools will again start popping off how DuH U ALREADY HAS 18-20-22 COMMITS for 2015 ! Ain't GOLDEN WONDERFUL !!! While Top-Programs will offer 10-12 4-5 and a few HIGH 3-stars only and get maybe 8-10-12 commits by Mid-Season waiting to then CLOSE Strong again in Nov-Dec-Jan right up until signing day, unlike u who will get nothing but late season DE-commits and some more low 3-star commits... Also, Goldy still has 4-5 schollies left in his back pocket because NOBODY worth a sheeet was even considering u FEB. 1-5. And guess what he'll do with them? U don't know do u? Well I'll tell u. He'll raffle them away to some more UNRANKED NO-STAR FAT SLOB PROJECTS to wallow in the mud impersinating D.T.s that he'll say have GREAT character, work ethic and potential... MINUS of course any FOOTBALL TALENT or experiance what so ever... And U'll eat it up, saying they COULD BE, MIGHT BE, MAYBE future CANE STARS !!!


Now Tell Me I'm LYING ...

^^^^^

No one is going to play with you, Pig. You know how they say don't wrestle with a Pig. You both get dirty but only one enjoys it. So, phuk off, Gainesvilian-American-Porkinian.

You are too stupid for words.

I dare you, Pigian, to refute that the Gatr Trash is the most underachieving piece of garbage program in America and that Trailerville has an awful odor.

Now tell me I'm LYING, Porcinian-Gainesvilian.

9-11 and 21-16. Never forget.

Hey, moron. You've been saying the same thing for years about the Canes recruits vs. Gatr Trash recruits.

Then the Canes pounded you when you had your chance.

Argument over.

Posted by: Waaahahahahha. Get me a tissue. | February 13, 2014 at 01:28 PM

I'll do u 3 better ... and who is this SOLDY u speak of ?

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Gallo UF was a great 11-1 in reg season last yr and great top 10 preseason team and has 5 star athletes all over the field !

Looking at the rest of the schedule if the Canes stay healthy, they should only lose 1 game. If they only lose one game in the regular season and they go to the ACC championship, we have to consider this a very successful BCS season that will help in recruiting and a 2014 National Championship.

Posted by: dom | September 07, 2013 at 03:46 PM


Calvin, Gallo, shhhh, and all the rest of you Florida fans.....SUCK ON SOME ICE!!!!!!! Go Canes!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Tim "ICE" Harris | September 07, 2013 at 03:35 PM

I have been saying it, what happened on D last year prepared us for a game like today.

All the young guys who were undersized and inexperienced knew exactly what their jobs were today and what it takes.

Golden let them fail, stripped them from their high school crowns and built them up again.

U Tough won this game, lot of people made fun of it.

Cane Defense is back ! Today they graduated.

The U is back now !

Posted by: Marios | September 07, 2013 at 04:13 PM


You know Treon transfers before his junior year. Book that, Pigified.

Gatr Trash is 28-24 over the past 4 years. So much for all the talent, resources, facilities, and whatever else passes for anything in Trailerville.

beedharpong talking with a gator by the pool. Good on ya, Did you guys sing kumbaya and hold hands?

I hate gator fans, and I hate the gators. F making friends with gators. Theyre obnoxious and nasty when things go well with them or badly with us.

Gators are jealous that this little private school down inMiami without an on campus stadium, lesser facilities, and a lesser college atmoshpere has more national championships- they hang on to things like "the SEC", "we play in the SEC-you dont" to further advance their trash talking. The Tebow era was almost intolerable. Every single gator I knew was impossibly obnoxious. And when the beat UM it got worse evn though it was the first win by the gators in 25 years- And by the way- they have all the right to celebrate their national championships. The 2006, 2008 gator teams were very good, but their fans were complet a55hoes. not only the ones on this blog. SO many of us vane fans became more and more bitter with these punka55es getting in our faces. Throwing stuff at us. blah blah. Forgetting that it wasnt that long that we had beat them in the Peach bowl.

So screw your peace offering beed.... Gators are gators. Never will be canes

9>5

MMMMMMMMuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH holmie ...

GO MAKE ME A SAMMICH AND BRING ME AN ICE COLD BEER !!!


Does Gatr Trash daddy know the Gatr Trash was pounded by Ga Southern. That Driskel is puke and his woeful offense lost 9 players.

Trailerdwellers don't get beer. It's meth.

shouldn't there be a new blog up by now ? no cane news huh? Maybe something on the beisbol pingers with ZERO over .300 hitters that hit .257 as a team with less than 20 total homeruns in 50+ games and their worst fielding % ever in cane history perhaps ? how about how the Penthouse to Outhouse cane hoops cagers team goes from acc champs to chumps in 6 months. But the good news is that the under .500% canes start 5 seniors but somehow will be better next year with ZERO experience coming back in 2015.

So, when's the next game in ur JUCO gym ? When do the Gators stuff ur bats barrel end first up ur Dommasse's and break out the BROOOOMMMS once again at A-ROID Park ?

#1- "
So what you're saying is everything except wins really matters? Interesting..

Posted by: if we beat u, what r u?

No my low comprehension cane cluck. I am saying that you got a meaningless win against a historically bad team that had a one year hiccup. Then you proceeded to be your usual selves and lost to every single good team you played and to a mediocre one too in VaTech.

#2 - "No one is going to play with you, Pig. You know how they say don't wrestle with a Pig."

For not wanting to "play" you morons have answered his posts in droves. Who are you kidding you fools have nothing else going on, nothing else to do but try to defend that which is defenseless.
That would be the sorry state of cane clown "athletics"

You can always tell when the meth dealers are out of town in Gainesville........look Driskell just threw another INT! Lmao. The ridiculously long post are clear signs of overcompensation. Now go put on some jorts and take your sister/girlfriend to the local Applebee's.

Who are you kidding you fools have nothing else going on, nothing else to do but try to defend that which is defenseless.
That would be the sorry state of cane clown "athletics"
Posted by: ACC sucks and the canes can't compete | February 13, 2014 at 03:26 PM

Kinda like posting on another teams blog constantly?

No my low comprehension cane cluck. I am saying that you got a meaningless win against a historically bad team that had a one year hiccup.
Posted by: ACC sucks and the canes can't compete | February 13, 2014 at 03:26 PM

Excuses with your whine? Excuse U-F..

Holmie,

I offer no quarter to the fools on this blog.

Fine, you demonize all UF fans, as is your right. I don't need to go there.

I was simply pointing out that the drivel masters on this blog aren't representative of anything significant, other than the jimmies they rustle on this blog.

They're so full of Impotent Rage, they constantly post epic rants on an offseason, dead-assed blog...

Perspective, man.

In one post, the sicko claims that soldy is long gone, and that anyone claiming he is still around is delusional.

Then in another one, we get the usual "Hey arty, you really got them with that cut and paste of lies" replied to with "Yeah soldy, I really taught them a lesson that time"

In one series of like ten posts, we get a list of midseason rankings for a bunch of sports we don't follow, for a bunch of teams that don't play us, leading to a couple of responses showing how stupid those cut and paste rehashes and reposts of the same old lies are.

Then in another, we are told that because there were, what, two posts on gatr clause, they are going to continue with their incessant daily disgusting comments. Yet a check of their blog shows three posts. 1 from the sicko, one from a gatr fan that props up his team just as we do for ours here, (but of course the sicko hypocrite has no clue that it is the same thing), and a third from the blog autohr, in the process DISPROVING his lie that we attack their blog more than they do ours.

And finally, we get the usual personal attacks of one Canes fan, the ID theft of another, and the completely fake posting using the name of another just to have a straw man to attack later.

Then in another, we are told that we cannot note how sick this behavior is, and that anyone complaining about it is the person with the problem, and not the obsessed day and night trailer donkey.

Three hypocritical lies and paths to the same truth, which is this:

He has no REAL reason to be here, but he hates that our blog is alive while his bandwagon is dead, dead, dead.

Coward tht he is, he will just change IDs and claim it wasn't him, just as he has done before. But the wording, the obsessiveness, and the just plain falsehoods in his statements prove that it is the same old coward sicko.

Five Titles, you win the title. You exposed this Pig.

"...bad team that had a one year hiccup."

Quoi? Your last four years the Gatr Trash is 28-24? Are you saying last year they went 0-22?

Dumb and ignorant. It's the fruit of a worthless diploma.

Nice analysis, Five.

21-16

4-8 NO BOWL

LOST TO DIV 2 GA SOUTHERN

WE BLOCK EACH OTHER

SCOREBOARD

The ridiculously long post are clear signs of overcompensation.

Posted by: Is it football season yet | February 13, 2014 at 03:40 PM

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yet u read every mesmerizing and factual word unable to refute or cross examine any of them with counter facts other than lame insults and empty boasts of how u beat an injury depleted bad 8 loss team, that out gained u 400 to 200 yards and committed 6 turnovers, yet still had u cringing with mere minutes to go... And that's ur ONLY signature win over the last 10 years, while that other program has finished ranked 9 out ot the 10 years, 98 wins, 2 SEC and 2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS over the same time period. While u have been ranked 4 times to end seasons, but 79 wins, ZERO acc Championship appearences and ZERO national championships...

Now tell me any if of the above is a lie... u looose yet again.

Posted by: Five Titles | February 13, 2014 at 04:55 PM

Were u a Jack Russell Terrier in another life blog cop ?

Funny how u keep bringing back the thrown stick time n time n time again.

Then in another, we are told that because there were, what, two posts on gatr clause, they are going to continue with their incessant daily disgusting comments. Yet a check of their blog shows three posts. 1 from the sicko, one from a gatr fan that props up his team just as we do for ours here, (but of course the sicko hypocrite has no clue that it is the same thing), and a third from the blog autohr, in the process DISPROVING his lie that we attack their blog more than they do ours.

Posted by: Five Titles | February 13, 2014 at 04:55 PM


Young's had an up-and-down career, much-maligned (and deservedly so) at times but that was an incredible play to seal a win.

Posted by: Jesse Simonton | February 13, 2014 at 03:37 PM

And just where does the blog "autohr", in the process DISPROVE my lie that u attack our blog more than they do urs?

U LIE - 1

My LIE- 0

Once again, go through ANY of my POSTS n FACTS and refute anything that is a LIE ...

Then go back to all the prior Clause Blogs and back up ur lie that, "we are told that because there were, what, two posts on gatr clause" ... u only have urselves to blame. and u will be BuRIED for it over n over n time n time again with COLD HARD FACTS...

""" U'll have as much talent as FSU in 2015 according to ur resident brain dead cane cluck DOMMASSE even with a roster of over 50 of Ur 85 schollie comprised of AVERAGE 3-star project players the last 4 years. """

I TRIPLE DOG dare any of U fools to deny and prove me wrong about the above stated FACTS in the 2011-2012-2013-2014 Cane Recruiting Classes... I'll even spot u dopes the 17-SEVENTEEN 3 stars in the GOLDEN SHOOTING STAR FLAMEOUT 2014 Class...

Now Tell Me I'm LYING ...

Posted by: u are u ... 2 star elevated barely up to 3 star MAJORITY u | February 13, 2014 at 02:18 PM

get out ur calculators or use ur fingers if u have to, but do the MATH... Then tell me all about how u'd rather have 3 stars that "want it more" but can't play fer sheeet instead of a Roster full of STUD 4-5 Stars like ALL Top-10 Programs build over a 3-4 year period... Ed Reed was a 2-3 star and they all could be as good as him someday... Or how u trust in Goldy and his BFF's Penn. St./Temple recruiting model process turning Temple into a 1 win team to a team that NEVER had 1 win over a team with a winning record and is continuing that wonderful tradition at DuH u having NEVER beaten and going 0-10 against ALL Teams played that finished a Season in the Top-25... But eventually, u'll have the TALENT once the whole "PROCESS" comes full circle, SOMEDAY after The Golden years 5...6...7...8...



NOW Tell Me I'm LYING ...

.....and the meth wore off! Keep posting young Bedford

He has no REAL reason to be here, but he hates that our blog is alive while his bandwagon is dead, dead, dead.


Posted by: Five Titles | February 13, 2014 at 04:55 PM

u LOVE for me brought me back... And I LOVE ur blog. Some of the absolute best Comedy and Tragedy on the World Wide Web. My Bandwagon is dead ? Naaaawwwwww... as sorry as the GATORS were, they just waaayyy out recruited u eventually, just like I told u they would (was I lying?)... Basketball is #3 in the NATION with a 16 game win streak and 29 straight at home getting ready for yet another MARCH MADNESS FINAL 4 RUN... Baseball, OUT RECRUITED u AGAIN and will look to make it 21 of the LAST 24 over u in The CITY BEAUTIFUL in a week. (I'll be right next to the GATOR Dugout, come on by and bow, kneel, kiss my VERY RECENT 21st. Century Championship rings or do whatever it is u subserviant fools do.) Then there's #1 Softball and Gymnastics... Top-5 Lacrosse Track and Tennis and many other ALIVE, ALIVE, ALIVE Sporting activities that will produce MULTIPLE S.E.C. n NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS opportunities right through the Summer... Then it all cranks back up in the late Summer. U'll all be once again charged up as SUMMER CHAMPS and yet another year of "u-tough but still soft" claiming more Delusions Of Grandeur 10-11 win and acc championship seasons and Comedic WE'RE BACK AGAIN u DELuSIONal psycho babble...

Soooo, ur blog is alive n well huh ? Well, technically so are brain dead people on life support in Hospitals all around the World u Cl[]_[]cks... So, well congrats on that "alive" thang u dumb clucks. We GATORS will do our talking of the Fields and Courts of PLAY by winning ... While u'll just play and blog about GOOD close losses and how ur just going through the "PROCESS" of getting better and closer to BEING BACK !!!

And ur really getting good at that... Just like the Last Decade.

Please Manny n Susan... A new blog please. I'm really starting to feel like Larry Holmes turning Muhammad Ali into an Alzheimer's Patient...

He has no REAL reason to be here, but he hates that our blog is alive

Posted by: Five Titles | February 13, 2014 at 04:55 PM


Yeah... this joint is jumping... ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

We are who we are but you lost to us...what's that make you?

blah blah blah... "empty boasts of how u beat an injury depleted bad 8 loss team" blah blah blah

"Now tell me any if of the above is a lie".

It is a complete lie.

1. It is not an empty boast, it is a fact that we beat down the team you claimed was going to trounce us.
2. It was not only not an injury depleted team, but your coach even brought back a player that he was suspending, because he feared the loss that he STILL experienced. You injuries occurred because of Miami and other teams after us having solved your pathetic offense.
3. We did not beat an 8 loss team, we beat an undefeated Top 15 team, who later on BECAME that 8 loss team thanks to Miami showing the rest of the teams how to do it.

So, three lies in one subordinate clause, no need to go through the rest of your rant when it is OBVIOUS that you will lie and then just change IDs yet again to claim it wasn't you.

And of course, you ignore that we just beat FSU, so no, we did NOT just lose again, fool, coward, troll.

Wow, a typo on "author" is enough to confuse the murder joking coward.

Funny how your fake apology is now just another example of your lies. Good thing nobody believed your lie when you posted it.

gatr clause since then? 3 more posts, including another one from you. So I guess you are pumping out 33% of the posts there as well as 20% of the posts here. Do you get carpal tunnel having to work so hard at accomplishing so little?

"We GATORS will do our talking of the Fields and Courts of PLAY"
Yeah, because you NEVER sit around on here doing any "talking", right? Wrong again, coward.


You can't figure out that there were ZERO posts from anyone on the gatr blog attacking the Gators, which DISPROVED your claim that we attack your blog more?

ZERO 4 (meaning you should leave), 5 > 3 (meaning you should leave), 4 > 0 (meaning you should leave), 21 > 16 (meaning you should leave), and 29 > 26 (meaning you should leave).

Have your fat disgusting slob of a mother figure it out for you, Gilbert Grape coward trailer trash.

### By the way, UM slid to 12th in Rivals.com’s final recruiting rankings, compared with 10th for ESPN. Both are very good but would have been better if Travonte Valentine, Nigel Bethel, Brandon Powell and Reilly Gibbons hadn’t bolted.

What hurt UM in the rivals.com rankings was lack of four-star recruits (eight), compared with teams ahead of them, including FSU (13) and Florida (12).

Overall, UM finished behind FSU (fourth) and UF (8th) in the Rivals rankings

-BARRY JACKSON-

"As good a talent as FSU in 2015" - Dingbat DOMMASSE-

And then u going in circles blind clUcks continue to axe...

"Why do we not have any TALENTED DEPTHS ?"

DuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ???

And u watch, sure as sheeet, Golden will offer yet another 10-12 2-stars and 6-8 3-stars that will commit before the 2014 Kickoff in September, and all you blind fools will again start popping off how DuH U ALREADY HAS 18-20-22 COMMITS for 2015 ! Ain't GOLDEN WONDERFUL !!! While Top-Programs will offer 10-12 4-5 and a few HIGH 3-stars only and get maybe 8-10-12 commits by Mid-Season waiting to then CLOSE Strong again in Nov-Dec-Jan right up until signing day, unlike u who will get nothing but late season DE-commits and some more low 3-star commits... Also, Goldy still has 4-5 schollies left in his back pocket because NOBODY worth a sheeet was even considering u FEB. 1-5. And guess what he'll do with them? U don't know do u? Well I'll tell u. He'll raffle them away to some more UNRANKED NO-STAR FAT SLOB PROJECTS to wallow in the mud impersinating D.T.s that he'll say have GREAT character, work ethic and potential... MINUS of course any FOOTBALL TALENT or experiance what so ever... And U'll eat it up, saying they COULD BE, MIGHT BE, MAYBE future CANE STARS !!!


Now Tell Me I'm LYING ...

Posted by: u are u ... 2 star elevated barely up to 3 star MAJORITY u

Don't really care for you and your attitude and the way you go about making your point in such a snide way, but to the body of your content, I can't disagree with the gist of your point. Golden had his back against the wall with the NCAA the first few recruiting years, but still had scholarships to offer unlike other programs that had been seriously hit with multiple scholarship reductions. And now that we know there's only a 9 scholarships reduction over the next 3 years, that really is not a problem. What I see as a problem is the fact that Golden feels so compelled to offer so many unknown kids, many that attended his summer camps, way to early before the kids have even stepped on the field for thier Senior seasons. OK, some of you will say, trust in Golden and what his eye test tells him. But unless kids are surefire D-1 prospects instead of just "prospects", stars or no star rankings, I'd like to see Golden use more patience so early in the recruiting process. It just seems so eager and over aggressive to offer so many inknowns too early. I can see that stategy for teams like Temple and the lower 40-80 ranked programs that stockpile 3 star kids at best and then fill out the their classes with 2 star and unranked kids. But this is the University of Miami. If we offer early, those kids must be top-prospects, not developmental ones. Those types, who haven't better offers than The U, come later.

Anyway, it is obvious that the recruiting model for success, and I mean over a 5-6 year period, the five star kids are gravy. Getting a few is a bonus. But stockpiling obvious 4-star really talented kids is the key and meat to any not just good, but really good to great programs that compete at a high level year in and out consistantly. Sure there are exceptions, but that is simply the rule rather than the exception. Then taking solid 3 star kids to fill out the roster are the potatos. Good solid, maybe less talented players, but reliable hardworking overachievers that are redshirted that all top programs rely on to develop and become eventual upperclass leaders with great talent around them. But to rely on those types in mass to come in and play early is a recipe for disaster if you want to be a Conferance and National contenter. Finally, being able to find those diamonds that are 2 star, then elivated to low 3 stars and unranked kids is pure pot luck. But those kids are out there. But offering more than 2 a of those kids a year is not wise, unless it's all that you can dofill out the class.

It does seem like we have a roster half full of 3-star kids. Giving Golden a few more years to flip those numbers is what I'm willing to do. It's obvious that's too many as we need to get to FSU's and other Top-10 teams level to compete at the next level. Those teams are far more filled with 4-5 star top prospects and it obviously show on the field. Then when you throw some lower level hard nosed 3-star kids in the mix with them, the level of play doesn't drop much if at all.

It will be interesting to see what Golden does in June-July and August as far as over offering too many unknowns to just get the numbers up. If he does, I don't think, as a philosphy, it will be good and sustain itself over a 3-4 year period. But we shall see. But it's been obvious we need better talent depth wise, and it all starts with not just recruiting, but quality recruiting.

This entire Cane Football program could realistically turn around in 2016 and be a solid Top-10 program again. But this last 2014 class will be Golden's backbone moving forward. Those 17 3-stars better perform, because they will be all over the field as Juniors.

Gators Football - 4-8

Georgia Southern 21 - Gator Trash 16

One last point. Miami is right at that cusp of being a Top-20 program. We are close. But the next, UNHINDERED 2015 recruiting Class, leading into 2016, will go a long way to proving which direction The University of Miami is heading in. Then there's the matter of Player Development. And we'll know by the end of the 2015
Season what Golden has in his Arsenal moving forward.

unscientific, but not an unrealistic Player/Talent scale.

+/- 5% on Average.

Level-1 Programs

Top-5-10 TEAMS load up on 10%-15% 5-stars(excellent/superior talent). 60%-65% 4-stars(very good/great talent). 25%-30% 3-stars(good/solid talent). 0%-5% 2-stars(below to average walkon talent)

Level-2 Programs

Top-10-15-30 TEAMS are 5% 5-stars. 55%-60% 4-stars. 35%-40% 3-stars. 5%-10% 2-stars.

Level-3 Programs

Top-30-50 TEAMS are 0%-3% 5-stars. 25%-35% 4-stars. 40%-50% 3-stars. 20% 2-stars.

"UNRANKED NO-STAR FAT SLOB PROJECTS"

Ahhh, Soldy Pig err....not Soldy Pig, errrr.... whomever you claim to be but you know I know you know you are the same old slob.

Hopefully, you die in a horrific traffic accident today or choke on your pork sausage sandwich today.

Hey Mario and LoveUMBB.... how did that Maine baseball team look for the 1st time playing on a baseball field? Horrible! A conference pitcher of the year walking in 4 runs in the 1st inning? Thats what happens when you "practice" in a gymnasium before coming down for a series. I told you guys that it's bad baseball and they looked like the bad news Bears minus the gazillion errors. The schedule may be what it is but there's no sugar coating the BS of playing northern teams the opening week of the season when they haven't even practiced outside before coming down to Florida.

I bet you guys love stacking the football schedule with the likes of Savannah State and FAU!

first of all any loser named Cody should not admit, and EVERY SPORT COUNTS YOU DOLT.

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