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 9 years ago '06        #3441
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 sonof504 said:
yall are some c*cky fans.. I doubt the U does any seious damage this year
no f*g**t allowed in this thread

*commits hate crime *
 9 years ago '04        #3442
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 P. Dedos said:
no f*g**t allowed in this thread

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dude made a thread about kissing a dude:sick:
 9 years ago '05        #3443
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can someone post this

 9 years ago '04        #3444
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February 12, 2008

Gary Ferman, CaneSport Magazine
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Chesapeake (VA) Western Branch QB Kevin Newsome was receiving Hurricane recruiting letters throughout a junior season in which he passed for over 1,500 yards, rushed for 500 and had 24 touchdowns (13 passing 11 rushing) with only six interceptions.

"Since I've been a little kid I've always liked Miami," the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder with 4.5-second speed said. "They've always been in my top 5. I remember watching when Willis McGahee was there. I remember when Ohio State beat them in the national championship game - I was mad. They've always been a powerhouse, are a legendary team."

Newsome's father adds, "It's my understanding from our coach that the coaches down there have been talking back and forth and told our coach they're really interested in Kevin. They had some tape of Kevin from before, but we're going to send them some new video. That'll be one of the schools that gets some new video. They've expressed interest in Kevin."

Newsome receives about 15 recruiting letters a day from various programs around the nation.

For now he says he's "wide open" in his choices. He already lists offers from West Virginia, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Connecticut and North Carolina.

How will this three-year starter handle the recruiting process as it heats up?


"Honestly, all the mail is nice, but I'm going to take it with a grain of salt and stay humble, go through this - like my father would say – like a man," Newsome says. "You go to the schools, see what you like, and education is first."

He says if the Canes offer him a scholarship "I'll be there to check it out. A Miami offer, that's some significance. I can't believe they're recruiting me."
 9 years ago '05        #3445
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thanks cap for a second thought it was my dude tahj boyd...dude has won states as a sophomore and junior...he better than ej manuel...lol manuel tryed to transfer to the school he played at and they turned him down cuz they didnt need him.
 9 years ago '06        #3446
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I can't wait to see these boys play. We got so many playmakers.

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 9 years ago '06        #3447
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 9 years ago '05        #3448
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 ANOMOLIE said:
The U is back. The Empire Strikes Back.
oh really? I remember ya'll saying that sh*t when Kyle Wright came in
 9 years ago '07        #3449
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 Junior G said:
oh really? I remember ya'll saying that sh*t when Kyle Wright came in
Didnt y'all lose to Kirby Freeman?
 9 years ago '04        #3450
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 Junior G said:
oh really? I remember ya'll saying that sh*t when Kyle Wright came in
sorta like how every FSU fan was rockin an xavier lee avy after he got named the starter?

 ttime236 said:
Didnt y'all lose to Kirby Freeman?
 9 years ago '07        #3451
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Miami's monopoly
South Florida stars key Miami's stellar recruiting haul

Little went right for Miami in its first year under Randy Shannon.

There was the 51-13 loss at to Oklahoma, the program's most lopsided defeat in nine seasons. Then there was the Hurricanes' last game at the Orange Bowl -- where they won three of their five national championships and once held a 58-game winning streak -- when they suffered their worst shutout loss in 71 years in the stadium, 48-0 to Virginia.

Shannon finished his debut season at 5-7 (2-6 in the ACC), which left Miami out of a bowl game for the first time in a decade. The defense, which Shannon had overseen for the previous six seasons, gave up more points (312) than any Hurricanes unit since 1984.

So of course, it should only stand to reason that a season full of frustrations ends with a recruiting class that was ranked No. 1 by ESPN, third by Scout.com and fourth by Rivals.com. Much like Notre Dame, which was second in Rivals' rankings after going 3-9, the Hurricanes were able to overcome a historically woeful campaign by cleaning up on the recruiting trail.

"If you're 5-7 and you can get some good student-athletes, some good football players to come here, you're doing pretty good," Shannon said.

The 33-player class includes the nation's top-ranked defensive tackle, Marcus Forston from Miami Northwestern, and three of the top-five outside linebackers, led by Arthur Brown, who is already enrolled in school and will participate in spring practice.

Shannon credits the impressive haul to the staff focusing on the type of players "that have a lot of passion for the game, a lot of passion for the team and a lot of passion for the University of Miami." But he might as well say it was a dedication to dominating his own backyard.

When Shannon took over for Larry Coker, the Dade County native made it clear that the Hurricanes would be zeroing in on the fertile South Florida area that delivered many of the key players during the heyday for "The U." He made some headway with last year's 19th-ranked group, which included 10 local players, but he made a statement this Signing Day. The Hurricanes signed 19 players from the area, with eight of them coming from Miami's Northwestern High, which has gone 30-0 the past two seasons.

As much as having two of the game's top recruiters in recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach Clint Hurtt and linebackers coach Micheal Barrow aided in the 'Canes' class, Shannon was quick to praise his unheralded weapon in selling prospective players: Miami president Donna Shalala.

"She talked to every student-athlete that came in on his visit and she was basically one of our top recruiters because she sold the school and sold the goals of what this university is all about," Shannon said.There's no denying that the community approach to recruiting resulted in a class Hurricanes fans will point to as tangible proof that, while the Miami brand name may have lost some of its luster after its two worst seasons since 1997, Miami remains a heavyweight.

While this class does appear to signal a bright future and speaks to the widespread reach of the program -- especially the signing of Brown, a five-star prospect out of Wichita, Kan., who chose the Hurricanes over the likes of Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and USC -- Shannon sees it as a testament to recruits buying into what he and his staff are building.

"I think it was more of the kid that we're recruiting understanding what we're trying to get done at the University of Miami and they see that our coaching staff and program is going in the right direction," Shannon said.

Prestige and upward trajectory are all well and good, but the biggest thing that Shannon had to offer recruits after going 5-7 was immediate playing time.

After ranking 110th in total offense and 33rd in total defense last season (one year after finishing seventh in the same category), Miami loses 14 starters, including seven on defense. Shannon says they sold the program as a chance at "coming in and competing for playing time and restoring what we've got done at Miami."

Shannon knows about what it takes to restore that luster at Miami because he's seen it before. He was linebackers coach in 1997 when Hurricanes went 5-6, after which they brought in a recruiting class that included Dan Morgan, Santana Moss, Ed Reed and Reggie Wayne, a talent pool that eventually led to a fifth national title in 2001.

But at least for now, Shannon's not prepared to dwell too much on the perceived ranking of the newest group of Hurricanes or their chances of ushering in a rebirth, a la that '97 class. It's not like Miami hasn't been disappointed by would-be stars in the past. The 2004 class was also ranked fourth by Rivals.com but the group didn't live up to its billing. Also, Kyle Wright, who came to the 'Canes as Gatorade National High School Player of the Year in 2003, finished a largely underwhelming career last fall.

"The only thing that we've discussed about this class is the eager players that we've got to come to the University of Miami and that's the only thing that matters," Shannon said. "Now we have to coach them up and get them better for the upcoming season."

That preparation begins in less than two weeks, with spring practice starting Feb. 26. The 'Canes enter the spring without either of the two quarterbacks they used last season and the perceived frontrunner for the job, redshirt freshman Robert Marve, missed '07 due to injuries sustained in a car accident. Last season -- offensive coordinator Patrick Nix's first on the job -- Miami finished second-to-last in the ACC in scoring and total offense. Marve will need to step up in a hurry if this group hopes to improve on those marks. But Marve could get a push from incoming freshman Jacoby Harris, one of those homegrown Northwestern signees who threw for more than 3,500 yards and 35 TDs as a senior.

Shannon took action after the defense's mammoth decline in '07, firing coordinator Tim Walton. "It was just time for a change," Shannon said. Bill Young is taking over after spending the last five years at the controls of Kansas' defense. He'll have to make up for the loss of the unit's two best players, defensive end Calais Campbell and safety Kenny Phillips, who both left early for the NFL.

Miami looks to restore its place in the college football pecking order and it all begins with a group of players willing to buy into the Shannon way.

"This is the foundation with this recruiting class," Shannon said, "and once you set the foundation, good things happen after that."



 9 years ago '05        #3452
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 madness said:
sorta like how every FSU fan was rockin an xavier lee avy after he got named the starter?


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 9 years ago '06        #3453
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 madness said:
sorta like how every FSU fan was rockin an xavier lee avy after he got named the starter?


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 9 years ago '06        #3454
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can anybody hook it up with the new 2009 recruiting articles on rivals

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 02-18-2008, 02:48 PM         #3455
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Miami Booker T. Washington High School was kind to the Hurricanes this year, with three standout players inking scholarships.

Now some rising Booker T. Washington seniors are hoping the Canes will be kind to them.

One of those players hoping for a UM offer is Nat Harris, a 6-foot-0, 170-pound cornerback with 4.5-second speed.

"I get letters and everything from Florida, Ohio State, Rutgers, Colorado, NC State and some others," Harris said. "Miami hasn't sent anything yet."

Harris says he's "been a Hurricane fan since I've been growing up," and he adds, "It's somewhere I look forward to going someday."

He says if the Canes offer "It would be a top choice."

And certainly his senior teammates hope he winds up in Coral Gables with them.

"I talk to Brandon Harris a lot - he says it's a good program, that he'll try to make a difference there," Nat Harris says.

Last year Harris attended four Cane games, sitting in the recruiting section. He went in the locker room afterwards and was on the field before the games.

"It was a great experience," he said. "I really enjoyed myself there."

He finished his junior season with five interceptions, and this year he will also play some wide receiver.

"I'll be a cornerback in college, but I play mostly safety in high school," he said.

Of what he's looking for in a college program, Harris said, "Academics, that's first and foremost. And I want a good football environment."
 02-18-2008, 02:48 PM         #3456
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Miami (FL) Archbishop Carroll High School DB Terrance Taylor lists early offers from FIU and Central Michigan.

He's getting mail from programs like Auburn, Kansas State and Clemson.

But he's waiting on those letters from the Canes.

He hopes they start arriving soon.

"Miami's my top college - I love Miami," Taylor said. "My coach is going to send them my tape.

"The day they offer me is the day I commit. That's my top school, my dream school. I've wanted to go there since I started playing football. I've been following Miami since I was 7."

Taylor helped his team to a 10-3 record last season, recording 83 tackles and an interception despite missing four games.

"Most people tell me I hit like Sean Taylor," he said.

This Taylor lists his other favorites as Virginia Tech, Auburn and UCF.

The 6-foot-0, 180-pounder with 4.5-second speed says he expects to play safety at the next level.
 02-18-2008, 02:49 PM         #3457
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Miami (FL) Archbishop Carroll High School WR Rodney Smith says he's getting correspondence from Cane coaches.

"Miami coaches like me, said they'd be following me," the 6-foot-5, 205-pounder with 4.5-second speed said.

So far he lists offers from FIU and Central Michigan.

But he's got his heart set on one program.

"I would like to go to the University of Miami," Smith said. "I root for Miami. It's a very good program, has a lot of good coaches, and Randy Shannon's going to bring the program up in a couple of years and I think I'd be a big help to the team."

He certainly was a big help to his team last season – Smith finished with 650 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. He also played defense and had three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and 35 tackles.

Aside from Miami he lists other colleges he has interest in as Florida, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, USC and Rutgers.

"I'm getting a lot of mail every day from schools," he says.

Smith says he's looking for a program that has "good coaches, and someone that will help me get better."

Smith says he believes the Canes are on the upswing with the highly regarded recruiting class they just brought in.

"I expect Miami to get better, even next year with the recruits they're bringing in - they have a real good class coming in," Smith said.
 02-18-2008, 02:50 PM         #3458
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Bastrop (LA) WR Rueben Randle is an early five-star pick by Rivals.com. He found out that news when a local newspaper ran that information as part of a headline story on him.

"I was surprised to see it, didn't know I had that much recognition," Randle said.

He's caught the eye of Miami coaches as well.

"Miami is recruiting me, and I'm definitely looking at them," the 6-foot-3, 195-pounder with 4.47-secnd speed said. "Miami is sending me letters – they get me up to date on their tradition and their facilities, their staff. They've sent about 10, 15 letters. I read all of them.

"I want to get to know Miami a little better. That's one of the top schools I want to go to."

He doesn't read all the letters he receives – "I get a ton of them," he said. "I have a box with them all in it."

He lists his early frontrunners as Miami, LSU (which is a four-hour drive from his home), Alabama and Mississippi State.

Randle says he isn't feeling pressure to stay in his home state and that "distance doesn't matter - it's wherever I have the opportunity to play."

Randle has helped his team win three straight state titles. Last season he had 55 receptions for 1,058 yards with 11 touchdowns. He also had three touchdowns returns on punts (he only had 11 total returns, as teams kicked away from him, and he averaged 29.9 yards per return).

Who does he get compared to?

"People around here at the barbershop call me Randy Moss," he says.

Of what he knows about Miami's program, Randle said, "I know they recruit a lot of good athletes. I pay attention to them throughout the season - my brother (who is 35 years old) is a big fan of them. I like the way they play."

Randle says he doesn't root for any particular team. Of what's most important to him in a program at the next level, Randle said, "Probably how well I fit in with a school, the surroundings. If I'm comfortable with the offense they run, things like that, that's important
 02-18-2008, 02:51 PM         #3459
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Friendswood (TX) DE/TE Austin Fitzpatrick didn't have much of a choice when it came to what college team he'd root for.

His father, Tony, was a standout defensive tackle at the University of Miami during the 1983 championship season.

"We still watch film from when he played, and I just love the atmosphere at Miami," Austin said. "I've gone to their games, flew in for two or three FSU games, saw the LSU game in the Peach Bowl."

Now Fitzpatrick is hoping his dad's old team will offer him a scholarship.

"Miami, since my dad played there, it'd be a huge deal if I had the opportunity to play there," Fitzpatrick said. "It'd be my first choice, to go there. I grew up loving Miami and the Canes even though I'm in Texas. It would be a huge deal to get offered by Miami."

Fitzpatrick's father, who coached at Houston last year, remains friendly with Cane coach Randy Shannon.

"I heard that Randy said `We need to get on Austin – if he plays anything like his father we need to get him,'" Tony said. "I've known Randy since the 80's."

Austin has early recruiting interest from UM and a host of other schools, including Oklahoma State, Texas and Stanford. He plays defensive end and tight end in high school, and is being recruited for both positions.

Last season this 6-foot-3, 215-pounder who ran a 4.61-second time at the Texas A&M camp had 14 receptions for 232 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions. On defense he had five sacks.

Along with Miami he says early schools he favors are Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Baylor.

He's already thought about how the recruiting process will shake out.

"I would like to take some visits before I make my final decision," he said. "It'll depend on who they're offering and the coaching situation."

Assuming Cane coaches stay on Fitzpatrick and eventually take a visit to his home, they'll se plenty of UM memorabilia.

"My mom made a Hurricane shrine for my dad in his office," Austin said. "He has pictures from the championship game, plaques.

"I have a lot of stuff from Miami and love going to their games. I have every shirt they have come out with, pillows, a Miami sticker on my truck. When they played UH here a few years ago my dad was a radio broadcaster for UH and I went to the game with a Miami flag."
 02-18-2008, 02:52 PM         #3460
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Milledgeville (GA) Baldwin High School LB Corico Hawkins says he's getting plenty of recruiting mail from Miami coaches.

"They just talk about the school, how the team is doing, just basically everything about the school," the 6-foot-0, 225-pounder with 4.5-second speed said. "Miami's definitely one of the schools I'm looking at. My hero, my idol - Ray Lewis - went to Miami, so I'll look at Miami. I get compared to Ray Lewis in how I play.

"I'm supposed to come down to Miami this summer for a camp."

Hawkins lists early offers from Florida and Georgia. Last season he had 97 tackles in 10 games, 21 for losses, with three sacks.

He says his early leaders are Miami, Florida and Auburn.

What does he want in a college program?

"Academics are No. 1," he said. "I want to major in exercise science or business and marketing. Also playing time, the location of the school - how far it is for my family to come see me."

Of what he knows about Miami's program, Hawkins said, "I know a lot about the players. I know they send a bunch of players to the league every year.

"I've been following this year's recruiting, have been looking at the linebackers they're bringing in. I'll be looking at the depth chart at the schools. By next year Miami will be looking for a lot of defensive linemen and linebackers because they're going to run out."
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