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Canes OT recruit Reilly Gibbons flips to Stanford

If you looked at the picture on his Twitter account before Saturday it sure looked like Reilly Gibbons couldn't wait to become a Hurricane.

Reilly Gibbons' old Twitter photoBut apparently those plans changed. According to Scout.com National Recruiting analyst Jamie Newberg, Gibbons took an official visit to Stanford this weekend and has flipped his commitment to the Cardinal.

Listed at 6-6, 292-pounds and rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Gibbons had been committed to UM since April.

Corey Long, editor-in-chief of Fuel Recruiting and based out of the St. Petersburg area, was stunned to hear the news. He knows Gibbons and his family well and thought for sure he was headed to Miami. Ultimately, though, Long believes Gibbons -- a very strong student when it comes to academics -- was probably persuaded by Stanford's law school program.

"The crazy thing is if he didn’t go to private school he probably would have enrolled at UM in January," Long said. "Losing an offensive tackle is one you never want to lose, you'd prefer a guard or center if you had to lose one. But at the same time they can replace him next year. At the end of the day I don’t think it’s going to break their class. If he played defensive tackle that would have been a bigger loss. But offensive tackle, I think they’re all right."

UM is returning three starters and four other experienced offensive linemen and already has two incoming Americans Kc McDermott and Trevor Darling -- enrolled. Under-Armour All-American center Nick Linder of St. Thomas Aquinas is UM's third offensive lineman commitment. His older brother Brandon Linder started more than 40 games in his career for UM.

> Here is a link to a story by Tampa Bay Times writer John C. Cotey on Gibbons.

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the blow out in Orlando, El Paso, and a now well established mediocre coaching staff may hurt recruiting....you think?

the blow out in Orlando, El Paso, and a now well established mediocre coaching staff may hurt recruiting....you think?

Posted by: drpntennessee | February 01, 2014 at 09:31 PM
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I'll take a top ten recruiting class any day.

Do you really think these kids have El Paso on their minds??

We've been blown out on national tv so many times so not surprised

I would take a top 10 class also. lets see who is left come signing day and then brag. darn right I think these kids have our humiliating bowl losses on their mind. I was a big fan of coach until he kept Morris in the entire game instead of getting someone else some experience for next year when the game was over, at least by the end of the 3rd. look at his record, another self promoter....remind u of anyone well known in Tennessee (Kiffin)

The kids are finding out the truth about FAKE AL GOLDEN, 30 yr Cane fan I have never seen kids leave faster then their coming in..... THE PROGRAM IS PURE JUNK, I HAVE NEVER EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT

Its real simple the kids are now noticing how bad the coaches really are, AL MADE HIS CHOICE TO NOT FIX ANYTHING, ITS GOING TO BE GREAT>>>>> WHAT WILL THE NEXT EXCUSE BE ABOUT,PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, I THINK HIS EXCUSE WILL BE THE WEATHER MAN IS PREDICTING A VERY HOT SUMMER IN MIAMI, AND THAT TURNED KIDS AWAY..... ROFLMFAO...... ITS COMING

Wow ricki...did U see the gators last year? D is our only problem and its all DTs. U ought to get a job negative recruiting against them(gators). They have alot of faults to pick on. If U get paid by the post U can make a living over there.

Nice twist on Goldens words rick. Thats not what he said. You're an idiot.

Reilly is a smart kid, he set back all yr and watch the U, run the shot gun formation and the guard would tap the center one time and the ball would be hiked, Miami ran the shotgun formation in the Bowl game and Loserville was laughing, the D line was up walking around watching for the tap, they would be 2 yards off the ball, as soon as the guard raised his hand for the tap, THE D LINE WOULD GET A RUNNING START, AND U WONDER WHY THE KID LEFT..... ROFLMFAO.... IDIOTS

Even if miami doesn't flip anyone else and just keeps what they have already its a top 10 class, They are gonna get some other kids u don't think they will. It happens ever year, maybe its ermon lane or jc jackson but they will get a couple guys on national signing day u didn't think they would. I wouldn't be shocked if valentine re commites to miami even if lsu is leading due to fact that in the end staying close to home matters.

Of course they are going to get some other kids, but they wont get who they want.... DT DT DT DT

Rick is the most annoying tard on this blog , I wonder if his trailer is 12 or 14 wide . But I didn't think tards could live on their own . Says he 's a 30 year cane fan , doubt it for one thing a true cane fan would not use every word to negative talk his team and besides sounds like he jumped on the band wagon about the time the canes started winning , about the same time he became a loser . Tired of the negative bull$hit . Go Canes

You really think "Rick" is new?
c'mon...

If he is, then, fine. so, where's gallo or piggy?
You think either of them just disappeared this close to signing and tmz drama?

gentlemen...

The State of the Union for the U. Welcome to the New Age, the Golden Era.

30 yrs Cane fan, I have never ever seen the coaching this bad..... FACT NEVER

Watch some of muschamps games rick....particularly the georgia southern div ll home beatdown. Or how about players blocking each other , in an actual game to boot. They didnt even realize it and stayed engaged. THAT'S THE WORST COACHING I HAVE EVER SEEN. AND THE FUNNIEST TOO.

Funny thing, UM has traditionally had one of the most highly rated law schools in the country. He just changed his mind. He's a kid. THESE ARE KIDS still. Kids change their minds. He will get a fine education, and play in a better than OK conference.
Best opt luck top him and lets move on.

“I think Miami has done a good job down there, but I wouldn’t say a great job,” said Chris Nee, who covers recruiting in Florida for 247Sports.com. “You see a guy like Johnnie Dixon [from Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer] who they really valued, [Champagnat defensive tackle] Travonte Valentine, [Homestead receiver] Ermon Lane, who early in the process they really valued. Missing on those guys, that doesn’t make you a better football team and it’s going to cause disappointment.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/01/3906980/miami-hurricanes-stay-aggressive.html#storylink=cpy

The great recruiter is truly not Al Golden. But that doesn't stop the exaggeration of his recruiting, and coaching, skills.

“But it’s not like they’re not putting in the effort. They were in it late for Dixon, Valentine and a few others. It’s just a matter of you have to close.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/01/3906980/miami-hurricanes-stay-aggressive.html#storylink=cpy

From the same recruiting expert. Not a great example for the resume of a supposed great recruiter.

U know what, the guy above that mentioned Florida, ok lets talk, THEY WENT OUT AND HIRED AGREAT OFFENSIVE COACH, WHAT HAPPENED TO THEIR RECRUITING CLASS AFTER THEY DID THAT... TALKING ABOUT FLORIDA, BRANDON POWELL LEFT TO GO THERE, So the GATURDS MADE THEM SELF BETTER BY HIRING A NEW COACH..... WHAT DID AL DO >>> NOTHING... FLORIDA IS LOADED, THAT WAS A GREAT MOVE TO PICK THAT GUY UP..... WE ARE DEAD LAST IN ALMOST EVERY SINGLE CATEGORY OF THE ACC IN DEFENSE ( WE DID NOTHING ) WE WERE 100 IN THE NATION IN ( TIME OF POSSESSION ) WHAT DID WE DO ( NOTHING ) WE HAD THE EASIEST SCHEDULE IN SCHOOL'S HISTORY..... WAKE UP UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU FANS

Let me tell you one of many reasons Cane recruits are moving on, the day after PSU mess where Al Golden talked to the media, U COULD SEE AND FEEL THAT HIS HEART WAS BROKEN, THEY TOLD HIM NO NO NO NO, YOU COULD TELL BY THE WAY HE ACTED, HIS ENERGY LEVEL WAS LOW, U THOUGHT SOMEONE HAD DIED, IT WAS NOT THE NORMAL AL GOLDEN, IT WAS VERY VERY VERY VERY EASY TO TELL, HE DID NOT WANT TO BE HERE ANYMORE ( THATS WHEN I TURNED THE OTHER WAY )I WILL NEVER EVER ROOT FOR HIM EVER, U COULD TELL HE WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS PROGRAM, THE VIDEO WAS ALL OVER TWITTER, THE RECRUITS HAD IT TWEETING IT TO EACH OTHER, THEY WERE COMMENTING AND SAYING WOW... THEY SEEN IT THEMSELVES, I SEEN THIS DAY COMING.... GET ON TWITTER, I USE TO BE CANESGOLDEN, I AM NOW Al's _used_cars, I WAS A GOLDEN LOVER, WHEN I SEEN THE VIDEO... MY MOUTH JUST DROPPRED, JUST LIKE THE RECRUITS AND U FANS ON TWITTER, AND THAT WHEN WE ALL FLOODED THE PHONE CALLS TO THE UUUUUUUU.... THATS NOT IT, THEIR WAS A PIC OF A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH BY THE NAME OF DRUMMOND, WITH TEX MESSAGES, THAT SAID VALENTINE WILL NEVER EVER PLAY FOR THE U, HE DOES NOT WANT TO PLAY IN THAT 2 GAP SCHEME, AND THEN A MESSAHE WAS ON IT, THAT SAID HOWARD AND DUKE JOHNSON ALSO TOLD VALENTINE ( U DONT WANT TO BE HERE ) THEN GUESS WHAT, VALENTINE TOLD THE MIAMI HEARLD THE OTHER DAY THAT THE U PLAYERS SHOWED NO LOVE WHEN HE VISITED, LOOK THAT UP ON THE HEARLD.... THE PIC WAS SENT TO DUKE JOHNSON'S TWITTER, AND SOMEBODY ASKED DUKE DID U REALLY SAY THAT, NO COMMENT FROM DUKE, BUT HE WAS HARDLY EVER ON, IT WAS ON TWITTER ALL DAY LONG, I SENT THAT TO BLAKE JAMES TO SHOW HIM HOW GOLDEN HAS LOST THIS TEAM.... REMEMBER DRUMMOND SAID THIS ON HIS MESSAGE, THAT DUKE SAID IT....LATER THAT NIGHT THE TWEET WAS DELETED, AFTER I HAD ALREADY GAVE IT TO 3 PEOPLE AT THE U IN EMAIL...... CHECK WITH MY FRIEND ON TWITTER AND THEY WILL SAY YES IT HAPPENED.... THE U IS IN A MESS.....SAD

A 3 star OT who wants to go to Stanford. Obviously the guy has put some thought into his future. I wish him well but I'm not seeing this great recruiting I was promised when Golden was hired.


As long as Golden employs his lame DC we'll have trouble getting guys to sign on for the vanilla scheme D'Onofrio wants to run defensively. I gotta hand it to AL and his buddy D'Onofrio. These two are slowing filling their pockets, while emptying UM's coffers and will be long gone while mediocrity rules the day. I can already hear the Al Golden excuses at his next job's press conference. "No fans could possibly hold the expectations like those at UM but we needed more time. It's only 2020."

Corey Long is a d#*k, FSU lover, he's probably happy as pig in $*#t we lost Gibbons.

Rick, Gallo or whoever you are, if you are really a 30 year fan of UM, then that puts you in the 50+ age category. By you're ranting in all caps; therefore, you are a cardiac arrest waiting to happen. Get real; we are talking about football played by 18-22 year olds. This is not like trying to make decisions about your economic future or health or family. The Canes will be back; they always have and always will. It is just a matter of time. Get some therapy and join a Yoga class

Hey Cane in London, no that does not mean that I have to be 50 +.... I am in good shape, cant u tell I am doing circles around these so called Golden lovers ... I am a Cane fan, JUST ONE PISSED OFF CANE.... WAKE UP U FANS, D WITH SKIRTS.....

"Immokalee four-star cornerback JC Jackson, a UM priority, made an unexpected visit to UF today before returning home at night to meet with Golden. He's deciding between the Hurricanes and Gators."

Huh. So let me get this straight, this kid made the effort to go 8-10 Counties north, to visit UF...but we had to make the effort to go 1 county north, to come see em'...

Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/2014/02/media-notes-foxs-plans-for-the-super-bowl-tv-tidbits.html#storylink=cpy


Hey Cane in London, no that does not mean that I have to be 50 +.... I am in good shape, cant u tell I am doing circles around these so called Golden lovers ... I am a Cane fan, JUST ONE PISSED OFF CANE.... WAKE UP U FANS, D WITH SKIRTS.....

Posted by: Rick
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You're freaking SICKO dude, you're blogging at 3:45 in the , your obsessed man. Get some sleep. We're about to have a very nice top 10 class, and with that comes hope. ALL teams have decoms, Bama lost another, FSU as well, the Gators have lost 3 or 4, you and others just seem to think it happens to Miami and ONLY Miami. Eat breakfast and go for a walk, and quit acting the world is coming to an end. It's just football for crying out loud.

For those of you reiterating "top 10 class", the only reason it's top 10 is because of the quantity of recruits committed, not necessarily because of quality of recruits. Rivals, for instance, ranks this class #11 but the average recruit rating is 3.38, which is lower than every program ahead of it. Looking at those programs ranked behind UM, the following have higher average recruit ratings:

#12 Clemson - 3.47
#16 Stanford - 3.42
#18 UCLA - 3.59
#23 South Carolina - 3.39
#29 Michigan - 3.44
#34 USC - 3.53

In terms of quality, UM should be ranked 17th, not 11th. Not a bad class for sure. But hard to win national championships ranked that low UNLESS:

1) Golden is an outstanding talent evaluator and sees things in kids that the rating services don't (UNPROVEN)
2) Golden gets lucky (UNLIKELY)
3) Golden coaches up lesser talent (UNPROVEN)

Not a word is said when reasonable statements are made that question the recruiting and coaching skills of Al Golden.

Do the same thing, Al Golden fans, remain as silent in excusing his proven failure at The University of Miami.

He adds insult to injury with that lack of merit raise and extension.

Stop your lies and untruthful post for reasonable, rational, observant and honest fans of The University of Miami's football program.

One of the best academic institutions in the country. Great History. One of the best locations. Beautiful Women.

Finish Strong.

Thanks to Franklin's participation, a Miami Hurricane has now reached the Super Bowl for the 14th time in 15 years. It's a remarkable streak that reaches back to 2000, when an astounding six UM products participated in the big game.

Did u watchteh UVA game withRanduy shannon as coach? Ore the USF game? There u go rick.

Rick youre a d--oosh


The canes will be fine.

Rick is definitely paid to be here to negative recruit. Hope he gets paid by the post and not by facts. You're all speculation ricki lake and when your proven wrong you jump on the first thing and ride it u.til proven wrong again. Go pick on your own team for awhile. You will have nonstop action on that blog. Losing to georgia southern and players blocking each other are proven facts that cannot be hid and ought to keep you busy through the first part of the 2014 season. And guess what, noone can argue that with you.

Most people unless you were a former football recruit you will never understand how the recruiting process works. First its totally up to the recruit and his family where he goes not coaches of the colleges. So let's stop with the Golden hate he is doing his best, I'm not satisfied with his in game adjustments and scheme on both sides of the ball ,but let's remember firing your head coach cause this decline to the program. More important is rick, Gallo and other non cane fans that waste there time on blogs just to see what reactions of others is as sad get a life. Stil reppin the U!

The canes have had a former player in 43 of the 47 super bowls.

The canes have had a player in the superbowl the last 14 years

No school can claim that

Noprogram puts more players n teh NFL- despite medicore records

No program can claim to be NFL-U

Kids know that

And UM players thrive in the NFL

"One of the best academic institutions in the country"

U.S. News & World Reports:
Stanford #5
Miami #47

"Great History"
Stanford founded 1885
Miami founded 1925

"Best Locations"
Palo Alto:
http://www.terragalleria.com/california/california.palo-alto.html

Miami:
http://www.coralgables.com/

"Beautiful Women"
Stanford:
http://cheer.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/Photos/photos.php?id=59

Miami:
http://www.hurricanesports.com/PhotoAlbum.dbml?PALBID=450879

You decide...

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https://mobile.twitter.com/GridironStuds

check out that link.. lol. He tweeted that the new ERA Canes fans that mob twitter are complete embarrassment and fail to go the games are killing the program!

Football History- Stanford claims National Championships in 1926 and 1940.

Miami- won five AP national championships 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001.

Its 46 Degress in Palo Alto, California right now.
Its 74 degrees in Coral Gables right now.

$57,372 median income in Stanford, CA but in Palo Alto household income is 119,046

77,890 median income in Coral Gables while in coral gables 125,899

Resident of Miami: Anna Kournikova, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Myriad of Models, not to mention the everyday topless women on Miami Beach.

Stanford..?

U Choose

Rick is transitioning from Ricki Lake and is having all sorts of problems. Be patient as she tries to figure out how not to bunch her panties.

Ricki may in fact be a paid poster. It takes effort to cross reference fake twitter accounts and fake UM admin discussions.

I wasn't comparing those two schools, at first. Just a general statement.. But they are comparable

Can't blame the kid. It's an amazing school - one of the top 3 academically in the world. The degree is actually worth something and he looks like someone that actually values degrees. And face it - UM has lost a lot of cache - Stanford is now a better program. I graduated from UM but if my kid got into Stanford (longshot) i would love her to go there not UM.

When has stars dictated the outcome of a national championship. Determination in the team is what wind games.

### Five-star prospect Bo Scarbrough, an Alabama oral commitment, reportedly was talked out of visiting Miami by Nick Saban. UM had coveted him as a running back

and u dopes had him converting 3rd. n less than 3 yards over n over again next year... too bad, so sad, he'll be a Bama Redshirt.

S ... E ... C ...

so, who decommits next ? u tell me

LOL at the paid haters....Shannon was by far a worse coach than Golden and Coker. Do some research before making claims that golden is a bad coach. Cant argue dno.... atleast we dont have muschamp on the sidelines, 4-8 must really sting. Div ll beatdowns must add insult to injury. I dont even know where players blocking each other fit in but its a hilarious . Now thats bad a bad head coach! Look at the bright side , we aren't gator fans!

ALL teams have decoms, Bama lost another, FSU as well, the Gators have lost 3 or 4,

Posted by: Cola Cane | February 02, 2014 at 08:39 AM

the difference between u and the above mentioned 3 teams ...

6 Championships the last 7 years ...

u , 1 in the last 22 years.


that's why ...

Posted by: hurricaneAndrew | February 02, 2014 at 10:17 AM

lemme guess... ur name is Andrew ... ur a dummasse ... and ur a hurricane fan ?

3 fer 3 ?

u r 4-8 now go to your room and watch film on how not to block your own team mate.

U are u why stop at an odd # like 22 years? Oh ,to fit your agenda . How about each team individually? Say , last 31 years....uf 3, bama 3, fsu 2 , um 5....now who is who? Y'all are not very good at playing with words. Thats a Uf degree for U. Might as well go back to posting as gallo on paste your ignorant lists more.

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