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 9 years ago '07        #5851
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 Cap Peeler said
WR from Carol City :dancingcool:


In the meantime, some clown who for real, nobody in the world hasn't heard of is still deciding between Georgia Southern and Florida State ....

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stop making things up.......show me an article or somethin

 11-11-2009, 06:52 AM         #5853
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do any1 got news on safety dietrich riley who wants to visit miami

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the only reason Erving isn't ranked is because he didn't send film to rivals so they havent seen him play....he's one of the best linemen in the country


and keep laughin b**ch, we gonna see who has a better class when our new dc comes in

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bobby also thinks he's gonna be back next year........that old man dont know s**t

 11-11-2009, 11:03 AM         #5856
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does ne1 have newz on dietrich riley??? herd him n joshua shaw r good pals..he wants to visit UM also...

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 Dchis said
does ne1 have newz on dietrich riley??? herd him n joshua shaw r good pals..he wants to visit UM also...


if no ones replied yet..prolly cuz noones heard ne thing

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Jacory Harris has spread the wealth to his receivers this season, and his many options could play a big role Saturday against UNC's stingy pass defense.



Most quarterbacks have one, two, maybe three favorites they look to when the sure thing is imperative.

Maybe it's the long, lean receiver with the graceful stride. Maybe it's the little hyper guy who makes opponents miss. Or maybe it's the big, physical type who outleaps and outmuscles the competition.

Jacory Harris has them all -- and more.

Thirteen University of Miami players caught passes Saturday against Virginia.

Seventeen Hurricanes have caught at least one.

Ten have at least eight.

Coach Randy Shannon said he would shorten the wide receiver rotation this season. But he never said he would reduce the total bunch at various positions.

Even recruit Allen Hurns, a 6-3, 180-pound Carol City High receiver who committed to UM on Monday night, said he was lured by the sheer number of receivers in the mix.

``It's amazing, but it comes as no surprise,'' UM cornerback Brandon Harris said when he learned 13 players caught passes Saturday. ``They have been giving us problems since we stepped on campus. They're a bunch of great guys and they complement each other well. Nobody is selfish in that group. Everybody is happy when the next guy makes a play.''

Shannon praised Harris for his varied tastes.

``It's a situation where the more you can diversify your offense, the better off you'll be,'' Shannon said Tuesday. ``Just a good job by Jacory of spreading the ball around. He's giving them opportunities. He's starting to get in the groove.

``Two weeks ago, he threw one ball away. This week, he threw three or four away, not taking sacks. It means you can't roll the coverage to one guy or double one guy because you leave another guy isolated.''

It all could come in handy when No. 12 Miami (7-2, 4-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) plays at North Carolina (6-3, 2-3) on Saturday. The Tar Heels have the nation's fifth-ranked pass defense. Miami has the 28th-ranked passing offense.

Junior Leonard Hankerson, the veteran of the group, leads the team with 27 catches for 517 yards and four touchdowns. Travis Benjamin has 23 catches for 428 yards and four touchdowns and LaRon Byrd has 24 catches for 342 yards and a touchdown.

``We have many playmakers on this team who play hard,'' Hankerson said, ``and everybody has different styles.''

Slot receiver Thearon Collier said that he and Benjamin, both considered small, ``are apples and oranges. I run the 40 in 4.5 flat. Travis Benjamin is a speedster. I'm very quick -- and shifty.''

Tight ends Dedrick Epps, Jimmy Graham and Tervaris Johnson have combined for 28 catches, 338 yards and seven touchdowns. And three running backs have at least eight catches apiece.

``Jacory definitely shares the ball,'' Graham said. ``That's why we've been successful so far. It's a very exciting offense to play for. I feel blessed.''

UM receivers coach Aubrey Hill is hoping the Tar Heels won't know which way to turn when Harris drops back to pass.

``You never know whether it will be a receiver or tight end or running back,'' Hill said. ``We're kind of excited about that. If you try to shut one person down we'll have an opportunity to hit the big plays another way.''

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Hurricanes’ DeMarcus Van Dyke ignoring personal history with Tar Heels

by Jorge Milian



DeMarcus Van Dyke politely avoided talking much about last year’s game against North Carolina when I asked him about it on Tuesday afternoon.

“That’s in the past,” said Van Dyke, the Hurricanes’ junior cornerback. “I got to move forward.”



You can’t blame Van Dyke for wanting to forget. In last season’s 28-24 loss to the Tar Heels, Van Dyke allowed UNC receiver Brooks Foster to catch a 14-yard touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone with 46 seconds to play.



Speaking after the game, UM coach Randy Shannon said about Van Dyke: “We talked before we got on the field that, ‘This is what we want you to do. The young guy went out there and blew the coverage again.”



UM and Carolina will face off again on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Van Dyke, glowing with confidence and considerably beefier, is looking forward to facing the Tar Heels.



“I’m playing like I did in Little League and high school,” said Van Dyke, a graduate of Miami Pace.



Van Dyke isn’t a finished product, but there’s no question that he’s playing the best football of his career this season. He isn’t the liability he was last season in coverage and has gone from 161 pounds last year to 181 pounds this season on his 6-foot-1 frame. That’s made him more of a factor against the run.



“I have that confidence to go up there and put my head there,” Van Dyke said.



Shannon praised Van Dyke’s play when I asked him about it this week.



“He’s coming into this own,” Shannon said. “That comes from maturity.”



Not just physical maturity. Getting beat on a play no longer sends him into a mental funk that he can’t shake.



“Last year, if I gave up a catch or missed a tackle, I’d go into a shell,” said Van Dyke, who has started four games and shares one corner position with Sam Shields. “Now I realize I have to keep going and let that play pass.”



Through nine games, Van Dyke already has career highs in tackles (17) and pass break-ups (3). He registered the first interception of his career against Clemson.



“He’s playing a lot better,” said Brandon Harris, a semi-finalist for the Thorpe Award. “He’s really accepting the coaching, going out and practicing every day, staying late, coming out early. So he’s really putting a lot of time and effort into his performance.”



Van Dyke, a highly-regarded prospect out of high school, said he’s simply “doing what I’m expected to do.”



This week, that means holding up against a North Carolina team that left Van Dyke shaken last year.



“God did it for a reason so I’m glad I went through that last year,” Van Dyke said.
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 9 years ago '05        #5860
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Game of the Week

Miami (7-2) at North Carolina (6-3),3:30 EST, ABC, Saturday, November 14

Why to watch: Yeah, North Carolina head coach Butch Davis will be facing his old employer, but that’s no longer the main headline when these programs meet. Instead, this is more about defining the pecking order in a Coastal Division that’s as deep and as talented as it’s ever been. The Tar Heels have gotten off the mat over the last two weekends, upsetting Virginia Tech and derailing Duke to get beyond a dreadful Oct. 22 collapse to Florida State. Finishing strong is the edict for Davis, who’d like his young team to carry some momentum into the postseason and the offseason. Miami still has its sights fixed on a BCS bowl game after destroying Virginia at home, 52-17. Winning the division will require a Georgia Tech loss at Duke earlier in the afternoon, which is improbable. Still, the ‘Canes are sitting at No. 14 in the latest BCS rankings and with three more wins, could be an at-large option.
Why Miami might win: The Hurricane offense is far superior in this game, especially at quarterback, where Jacory Harris holds a wide edge over T.J. Yates. Since nipping Oklahoma on Oct. 3, Miami has scored at least 27 points each game, which is about five more than the futile Heel offense has averaged this fall. Beyond just Harris and his fleet-footed receiving corps, the ‘Canes have also started getting more help from Graig Cooper, Damien Berry, and an improved running game. If they can keep the chains moving, Carolina simply doesn’t have enough firepower or consistency on offense to keep up.
Why North Carolina might win: Yeah, the ‘Canes have been pretty good with the ball, but they’ve met their match in the Carolina D. The Tar Heels lead the ACC in total defense and scoring defense, yielding just 249 yards and 15 points a game, respectively. The unit is so fast and athletic that the Miami skill position players will have a tough time getting out to the edge. The front seven, led by sack-happy DE Robert Quinn and linebackers Quan Sturdivant and Bruce Carter, has had a penchant for completely taking games over. And in the secondary, corners Charles Brown and Kendric Burney are good enough to neutralize ‘Cane receivers Leonard Hankerson and Travis Benjamin.
Who to watch: With Sean Spence out with a knee injury, Miami needs linebackers Colin McCarthy and Darryl Sharpton to really step up and shut down Carolina backs Shaun Draughn and Ryan Houston. The Heels don’t have a prolific ground game, but if Yates is forced into third-and-long situations, the offense has no chance of extending drives or reaching the end zone. McCarthy and Sharpton have been solid this season, but without Spence’s trademark range, the veterans will be asked to cover a much larger swath of grass.
What will happen: Miami has the better offense. North Carolina is tougher on defense. It shapes up as another ACC game that doesn’t get decided until the waning moments. This one will be played tight and close-to-the-vest throughout, which means special teams and turnovers will be more critical than normal. ‘Cane Matt Bosher vs. Heel Casey Barth is a push at placekicker. The clearest advantage for Miami is at quarterback. In one of those last-team-with-the-ball-wins games, Harris will be the difference, guiding his teammates to another edge-of-you-seat win.
CFN Prediction: Miami 23 … North Carolina 16 ... Line: Miami -3.5

 9 years ago '05        #5861
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UM FOCUSED ON CAROLINA, NOT COASTAL RACE... In case you didn't know, there is at least one member of the University of Miami football team who knows how it feels to win at North Carolina. Tight end Jimmy Graham did it his freshman year on the basketball court, helping the Canes punk some guy named Tyler Hansbrough and the eventual senior class that won a national title last March.

Graham would love to help the Canes punk some one else: former Hurricanes coach Butch Davis, whose new team has owned the Hurricanes of late. Graham was in the stands at Land Shark Stadium last season when the Tar Heels scored the Canes secondary and rallied from a 24-14 fourth quarter deficit to beat UM. Beating Carolina is something Graham wants to make sure Miami's football seniors get to experience.

"0-3 -- it's a big part, kind of a mindset of what we're doing this week," Graham said. "It's a big game for us, it's a big game for them. It's going to be sold out. It's going to be a great atmosphere. We know we're going to get an A-plus game from them. Hopefully, we bring the same."

A big part of bringing an A-plus game to Chapel Hill -- where the Hurricanes haven't won in three tries -- will be making sure players' eyes are on the field and not on the scoreboard. About a 15 minute drive down Tobacco Road, Duke and Georgia Tech will be playing in a game that means a ton to UM's season. If Georgia Tech wins the noon kickoff, they'll clinch the Coastal Division and Miami's hopes of reaching the ACC championship game will go out the window.

Shannon has made it a point this week to make sure his players don't worry about it, comparing scoreboard watching to driving while text messaging. Although the Canes would love to play for the ACC title, it feels like Shannon's message has been well received.

"We're not going to be thinking about Georgia Tech at all because the only thing we can control is beating North Carolina," cornerback Brandon Harris said. "Everybody wants to go undefeated when the season starts. But if we win out and go 10-2, it can give us a lot of momentum in years to come. All we really want to do is go to a big bowl game. Hopefully, the bowl picture works out for us."

WHY U SHOULD FEAR CAROLINA... The last two times I wrote blogs that started with "Why U should fear..." the Canes ended up losing to Virginia Tech and Clemson. I don't want to be accused of jinxing them, so I'll avoid it this week. But, that being said, there are plenty of reasons for U to be worried about this game.

The Tar Heels might not have first round talent at receiver like it did a year ago, but it seems like they have the perfect formula to beat UM -- a tremendous all-around defense, very good special teams and power running game that is starting to hum. Shannon said Tuesday Carolina's defense is better than Oklahoma's -- "way better."

"Watching North Carolina on tape, their record is not what they are as a football team. They're a tough football team," Shannon said. "You look at their scores, they've lost some close games in the last 2-3 minutes of a game and they've won some close in the last 2-3 minutes of a game. We're not going to take this team lightly. This team beat Virginia Tech and we lost to Virginia Tech."

It's hard to argue with Shannon when you look at a few of these facts and figures...

> The Tar Heels have forced 11 turnovers in their last four games and is ranked in the top 11 in all four major defensive categories. They rank fifth in total defense (249.4 yards per game), fifth in passing defense (157.8 yards per game), eighth in rushing defense (91.7 yards per game) and 11th in scoring defense (15.3). UNC opponents have also converted just 30.7 percent on third down,which ranks eighth in the country.

> While Carolina's offense has suffered 13 injuries -- including to six starters -- no starters on defense have missed a game. And there are stars all over the field. Sophomore defensive end Robert Quinn, who is returning from emergency brain surgery after a tumor was discovered his senior year of high school, leads the ACC in tackles for loss (15.5) and ranks second in sacks (10). The 6-5, 270-pounder receives plenty of support from big defensive tackles Marvin Austin (6-3, 305) and Cam Thomas (6-4, 325).

""Their front seven is outstanding," Harris said. "Oklahoma had a good interior guy, and Beal was a good end. But overall, North Carolina has the best defensive line we've seen. It's going to be a tough challenge and something very hard to overcome, but we have to f!ght through it."

> Offensively, despite the fact running back Shaun Draughn was lost for the season last week, Carolina continued to run the ball effectively with tailback Ryan Houston, who finished with 164 yards. The Tar Heels have run for an average of 193.8 yards over their last four games.

> On special teams, Da'Norris Searcy ranks 10th in the nation with a 15.0 average. Sophomore kicker Casey Barth is 13 of 16 on field goal attempts and Carolina ranks 16th in the country in punt return defense, allowing an average of just 4.5 yards a return.

 9 years ago '05        #5862
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Canes trying to avoid Carolina blues
University of Miami special teams coach Joe Pannunzio thought he was getting a pat on the back from offensive coordinator Mark Whipple after last Saturday's 52-17 win against Virginia. Turns out, his buddy was really razzing him.

"Whip looked at me and said 'Man, you helped me a bunch,'" Pannunzio recalled of their encounter on Wednesday. "I said 'How is that?' He said, 'Man, I knew we couldn't punt, so I had to call good plays.'"

Pannunzio and Whipple were kidding of course. But the trouble UM has had protecting punter Matt Bosher this season (opponents have three blocks) is nothing funny to coach Randy Shannon.

This week, Pannunzio and Shannon, who share the brunt of special teams coaching, made it a point to emphasize avoiding the same individual breakdowns in punt protection schemes that have led to the blocks.

Last year, UM used a conventional punt scheme. Pannunzio said he switched to a spread formation this season because Miami had been having such a hard time returning punts against it and thought it would be more effective. Pannunzio said he plans to remain in the spread the rest of the season and that no personnel changes are being made this week because no one in particular has been blamed for the breakdowns.

Shannon said the coaching staff has done a better job this week preparing players and said the breakdowns come down to "communication." But Pannunzio said he's more than willing to point the finger at himself.

"Ultimately, it's coaching," Pannunzio said. "We've got to coach them better."

> North Carolina hasn't blocked any punts this season. But linebacker Bruce Carter had three against UConn alone last season. In last year's game at Land Shark, the Tar Heels partially blocked a Bosher punt with 2:49 to play. UNC took over on its own 44 and then drove down the field for the winning touchdown.

> Despite the mistakes on special teams, Bosher has continued to have another MVP type season. He currently ranks second in the ACC in punts (42.7) and 83.3 percentage on field goals (10-12) ranks fourth in the conference. He's also handling kickoffs again for UM and doing a much better job than earlier in the year. If there is a secret to his success, consider it a coaching decision by Shannon, who has asked Bosher to kick less in practice.

"Everybody has been kept down kicking wise -- it's kind of like a pitching count," Bosher said last week. "We always kick field goals. But in most practices, we don't do much other than mental reps during practice. Everybody knows where they have to be without kicking 20 balls. It's kept everybody's legs a lot fresher."

> Pannunzio said redshirt freshman Jake Wieclaw has improved, but he simply doesn't have the leg strength to handle kickoffs. "We have a field goal guy that doesn't miss many field goals," Pannunzio said. "So, we're not going to make that switch. But [Wieclaw] is an accurate field goal kicker. He just doesn't have the leg strength. Matt can make a field goal from 55 yards. Jake is more like 45 to 50. That's still pretty good.[Wieclaw's] biggest problem is he has a very good player ahead of him."

 9 years ago '05        #5863
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By BARRY JACKSON

When the University of Miami program was floundering a couple years ago, one of the complaints -- as voiced by ex-Cane Jonathan Vilma at the time -- was that ``guys are not improving year to year.'' That clearly has changed.

Recruiting has been the biggest key to UM's revival, but also credit the staff's roster management and player development. Some who improved were supposed to be very good (Allen Bailey, Brandon Harris, Leonard Hankerson, etc.), but look at what UM has extracted from players once considered afterthoughts.

Against Wake Forest, tight end/H-back Tervaris Johnson -- who played sparingly at defensive back for two years -- made critical blocks to help win that game. Against Virginia, it was safety Jared Campbell knocking away three passes. (That's the same Campbell who played in one game in 2008 and whose previous football highlight was sitting next to Paris Hilton at this past Super Bowl.)

UM could have left Sam Shields languish on the bench at receiver, but moved him to cornerback, where he has contributed. Coach Randy Shannon wisely shifted Damien Berry from safety to running back in 2008, and he has 356 yards (6.4 per carry) in the past five games after overcoming fumbling problems in practice.

When Pat Hill was injured last month, UM moved running back Mike James to fullback --Jacory Harris told him this week ``how thankful we are'' he has pulled it off. It was Shannon who suggested basketball player Jimmy Graham become a tight end, and he has blocked well and caught four touchdowns.

Shannon followed Jimmy Johnson's advice to try to get something from everybody on his roster. The players deserve credit for improving, but Campbell said in his case, ``I give most of the credit to the staff'' -- including defensive backs coach Wesley McGriff, who kept telling him his time would come.

``That's what our job is -- we're teachers,'' Shannon said. ``We're putting guys in position where they can help us.'' Not everybody has panned out yet (Arthur Brown, Kylan Robinson, for example), but far more have than have not.

• Recent oral commitments from Booker T. Washington running back Eduardo Clements and St. Thomas Aquinas cornerback Keion Payne raised UM's 2010 recruiting ranking to 12th on Rivals.com. (UF is seventh, FSU 39th).

``Miami could end up in the top 10,'' Rivals.com's Jamie Newberg said. ``They have to keep [Jacksonville defensive tackle/oral commitment] Louis Nix. There's speculation he could switch to Notre Dame. And they've got to beat out Notre Dame for [St. Thomas offensive lineman] Brandon Linder.''

• UM's offense, under Mark Whipple, has such an NFL approach that Whipple gave Travis Benjamin the routes run by Philadelphia's DeSean Jackson, and Leonard Hankerson the routes run by Pittsburgh's Hines Ward. (Whipple worked for the Eagles and Steelers.)

``Coach Whipple treats us like pros, talks about the Steelers and Eagles quite a bit,shows us how Philadelphia ran plays to perfection,'' Graham said. ``He says, `If you were in the league, we would just fine you $10,000.' '' Whipple can appear agitated after offensive miscues. ``The looks on his face are intimidating'' but his words are``encouraging,'' Harris said.

• UM loves how its secondary is developing. Junior cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke is more physical after gaining 20 pounds (to 181) and said he's more willing to accept coaching now. ``Last year, if I gave up a catch or missed a tackle, I would go into a shell.'' . . .Most improved UM basketball player? Center Julian Gamble, coach Frank Haith said

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Butch Davis: “Ludicrous” to think Miami game isn’t special
by Jorge Milian



Saturday’s game between the Hurricanes and North Carolina will mark the third consecutive year that Tar Heels coach Butch Davis will face UM, where he served as head coach from 1995-2000.

Davis was asked Wednesday afternoon on the ACC’s football coaches conference telephone call if the game still carries extra meaning for him.



“Having spent so many years in south Florida and intimately involved in the program, it would be ludicrous to think there isn’t some special significance,” said Davis, who was 51-20 at Miami. “But when game gets started and all that stuff, it’s still about the execution, the performance and the preparation of your players. The first [time he faced UM in 2007] was kind of somewhat unique and unusual, but now three years into it, that part of it is more about they’re the opponent, they’re the other team and they’re real good.”



Davis has beaten the Hurricanes and his former a.ssistant, Randy Shannon, in each of the two previous meetings. On Wednesday, Davis dismissed those victories as the Tar Heels being “just fortunate enough to hang around and be in the game.”





The Hurricanes, Davis said, display “no visible evidence on film of any weaknesses…This will be a real significant challenge for our team.”





Davis was especially effusive in his praise for UM’s offense, which he said “totally demolished a Virginia team [in last week’s 52-17 victory] that we could barely make first downs against.” Carolina (6-3, 2-3) lost to the Cavaliers 19-3 on Oct. 3.



“You wish they were one dimensional,” Davis said. “But Miami has made a dramatic change offensively, schematically. The previous two seasons they tried to run some version of the read-option offense and the spread offense and stuff. They certainly changed that…I wish we could find weaknesses, but it doesn’t look like they have any.”



A few other notes:



…..Shannon said that safety Randy Phillips practiced on Wednesday, but said his status for Saturday is “game-day situation.” Defensive end Eric Moncur also practiced on Wednesday, according to Shannon. Moncur, whose injury-ravaged career continues into a sixth season, was on the UM sideline in the Virginia game wearing a cast/brace around his lower right leg.



…..Jeremy Lewis, the sophomore defensive lineman by way of Palm Beach Lakes High, has worked into the rotation at defensive tackle. Lewis batted a pass into the air against Virginia on Saturday that Micanor Regis intercepted. Shannon said he expects Lewis to share snaps with freshman Curtis Porter the rest of the season. “He’s coming around,” Shannon said. “Me and coach Hurtt were talking about how against Virginia, he was snapping off the football. Before he was easing into the play. He’s not thinking any more. He’s just going, ‘boom’ off the ball. If he can continue to do that the rest of the season, that’s going to give us a tremendous boost.”



…..Linebacker Ramon Buchanan, who has replaced injured Sean Spence the past two weeks, improved his play against Virginia after and uneven performance against Wake Forest, Shannon said. “He did some good things last week,” Shannon said. “He got better. The first time he played, he was okay. Last week, a whole lot better. Recognizing plays. Not just being out there nervous. He’s calmed down. He sees the plays. He understands what [the offense] is trying to get done.”



….With UM losing both starting offensive tackles, speculation has been that if guard Orlando Franklin returns for his senior season, he’ll play offensive tackle. When I asked Shannon if the 6-foot-7, 318-pound will eventually be a tackle, he said, “Don’t know. Tackle is a different world. You can be big as a house and be athletic, but if you don’t have the proper technique you can forget it.”

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word on the street is linder might commit to us tom :laughing19:
and for the moment dunkley is a silent to us also


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Miramar (FL) High School WR Ivan McCartney says he's building a close relationship with Cane head coach Randy Shannon.

"I call him, we talk," McCartney said. "We just talk about life, not football. A lot of our conversations are about life. We have a great relationship."

McCartney said he got a visit at his school last week from Shannon, Tommie Robinson and Aubrey Hill.

He says that continues to show how badly UM wants to land him.

"They came to the game on Friday," McCartney said.

He had four receptions for 99 yards in that game as his team improved to 8-1 and now plays Dillard before the start of the playoffs. McCartney has eight touchdown receptions this season.

Asked his favorites, McCartney simply said, "It's still open."

He's already visited Oregon and West Virginia and is set to visit Florida at the end of this month.

His final two official visits?

"It'll be hard to decide," he said. "Miami, it's possible. I could visit unofficially, too."

Of what he likes about UM, McCartney says, "I like the way they play. It's the U. There's nothing much more you can say."

He says he plans to wait until signing day to announce a decision.

Of what he wants in a college, McCartney said, "A good campus lifestyle, education program. That's the most important school-wise. Football-wise I want to play right away, see the coach-player relationship and the relationship players have with the other players and how the team is run on offense."

* McCartney is first cousins with Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

"People compare us - a lot of people do that," McCartney said.

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Injury report

> Posted by Shandel Richardson on November 12, 2009 07:12 PM
CORAL GABLES _ Here's this week list of "nicks." It appears defensive end Eric Moncur has recovered this week and will play.

Probable
DL Eric Moncur – Lower Extremity

DB DeMarcus Van Dyke – Lower Extremity



Out
DB Ray-Ray Armstrong – Lower Extremity

FB Patrick Hill – Lower Extremity

DB JoJo Nicolas – Upper Extremity

LB Sean Spence – Lower Extremity



Surgery and Out for the Season
DL Dyron Dye – Lower Extremity

DL Marcus Forston – Lower Extremity

LB Jordan Futch – Lower Extremity

TE Richard Gordon – Upper Extremity

LB Shayon Green – Lower Extremity

DE Gavin Hardin – Upper Extremity

DB Ryan Hill – Upper Extremity

DE Adewale Ojomo – Jaw

A few thoughts:


-I've heard St. Thomas Aquinas lineman Brandon Linder has already decided to commit to the Hurricanes, but we are talking about recruiting. Anything is possible. He is expected to announce in the coming days. Stay tuned.

-Anyone wanting to hear what North Carolina coach Butch Davis has to say about this week's game should tune to 790 AM tomorrow morning. He'll be on with host Jorge Sedano.

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With Shannon at the helm, Canes only climbing higher



By DAVE GEORGE



Palm Beach Post Staff Columnist

Updated: 7:52 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009

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Somewhere in between Florida's drive for a third national title in four seasons and FSU's shocking slide into irrelevance is a college football story that's not getting enough play in this state.

I'm not saying that Miami's 7-2 revival has gone completely unnoticed, but there just aren't enough people who fully appreciate its worth.

Blame it on the lingering haughtiness of another Hurricane era, the notion that no season is memorable or even particularly remarkable unless it ends in a national championship.

Randy Shannon bears some responsibility, too, for yanking the emergency brake any time fans and media start getting ahead of the game on expectations. He wants his guys to earn everything they get, as clearly indicated by Miami's season-long pattern of 5:45 a.m. Wednesday practice sessions.

There's no denying, however, that Miami has become one of the best jobs in America again. Shannon has made it so by doing all the heavy lifting required after Larry Coker's firing.

Randy recruited South Florida hard and well, working the Miami neighborhoods where he grew up, and he endured the frustrations of a 5-7 record in his first season as head coach. Nothing could have been more jarring to the sensibilities of a man who won one national title as a Hurricanes linebacker and two more as a Hurricanes a.ssistant coach.

Stubbornly, though, he toughed it out, and last year's 7-6 record, too, even as Butch Davis, Shannon's old boss at Miami, returned to the college game from the NFL and started kicking the Hurricanes around, too.

Well, Butch is back on the schedule Saturday as Miami travels to North Carolina. There's no guarantee that the Hurricanes will win the game but, either way, this much is certain. Davis would be much better off at Miami than where he's working today, and that statement is going to become more obvious next season, and the season after that.

Shannon's team stands at No. 14 in the BCS standings and is positioned, with young leaders like Jacory Harris and Travis Benjamin and Sean Spence, to rejoin the nation's elite in 2010.

Davis, on the other hand, has a 2-3 record in the ACC. He's coaching at a basketball school. He's remembering, too, what he left behind at Miami for the sudden money and swift disillusionment of the Cleveland Browns.

Butch got the Hurricanes all the way to No. 2 in the final AP poll of 2000. His last game was a 37-20 Sugar Bowl thumping of Steve Spurrier's Gators. His roster, inherited by Coker and led by Ken Dorsey, produced a 12-0 record and a national title in 2001.

While at Miami, Davis coached or recruited stars like Ray Lewis, Edgerrin James, Santana Moss, Reggie Wayne, Jeremy Shockey, Willis McGahee, Sean Taylor and Vince Wilfork. This is a partial list, of course, but Butch could recruit at North Carolina for a lifetime and never approach its quality.

Coker is the head coach of a new program at the University of Texas-San Antonio that is tentatively scheduled to begin play in 2011. He started out better than Shannon at Miami but ended up worse.

Then there's Dennis Erickson, who won two national titles at Miami. Shannon's got a better job today that he does, too, for Erickson is headed for his second consecutive losing season at Arizona State.

Any way you slice it, Shannon and Miami are farther along the road to consistent major bowl contention than the vast majority of Div. I programs.

Short view? Miami's probably not going to make the ACC title game this year, but Georgia Tech, the team that's close to locking up the Coastal Division, is No. 7 in the BCS rankings and would be even higher without a 33-17 loss to the Hurricanes.

If we don't start learning to appreciate that, then a 10-2 and an at-large BCS bowl bid probably won't be given the proper value in this market, either.

Shannon's got to work with that, too, and, thankfully, he seems to be up to it, just like he's been up to everything else at a job that for a time was pretty rough but is close to being regal again.

 9 years ago '05        #5870
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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yo canefam...just a heads up...peep procanes.com theres an interview with Billy Corbin he talks about "The U" s**t sounds like its gonna be epic....but bad f**kass shalala and the university wanted nothing to do with the documentary and basically tryed to ruin the docu from happening...

 9 years ago '04        #5871
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Lets Go Canes !

no more f**kin losing to gotdamn mediocre north carolina.


f**k that s**t

 9 years ago '04        #5872
C.R.I.P. 3 heat pts
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f**k that...thats like the ultimate jinx

i never ever bet on the Canes or the Panthers.

 9 years ago '06        #5873
youngskits718 2 heat pts
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Damn it's supposed to be the canes in the ACC title game

I don't wanna look ahead but I think next year is the year

 9 years ago '05        #5874
CO Butta 4 heat pts
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 9 years ago '04        #5875
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i dont see a comeback in sight for this one fellas. f**k.

absolute failure

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