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 8 years ago '05        #5241
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lmfaoooo Miami only has one player in the rivals.com updated 100 rankings...and he's at #93....Shannon is a bum he can't coach or recruit.
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 P. Dedos said:
who???
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 8 years ago '04        #5243
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 P. Dedos said:
who???
a list of scrubs
 09-01-2009, 09:03 PM         #5244
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 Junior G said:
lmfaoooo Miami only has one player in the rivals.com updated 100 rankings...and he's at #93....Shannon is a bum he can't coach or recruit.
Rivals.com won't save your sorry a.ss team and your sorry a.ss post come the 7th.
 8 years ago '05        #5245
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BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN


The blur from Belle Glade is the little Hurricane with the big hair, big speed and based on last year's spectacular performance against the Seminoles, big heart. He runs the 40 in 4.26 seconds and dodges between defenders like a bike messenger in New York City traffic -- dreadlocks flying everywhere.

University of Miami receiver/kick-return specialist Travis Benjamin evokes visions of valuable gifts in small packages. But this 5-10, 175-pound sophomore will not be overlooked by Florida State on Monday night in the season opener at Tallahassee. Not after last year.

In UM's 41-39 loss to FSU, Benjamin scored the first two touchdowns of his career on an 18-yard reverse and 51-yard halfback pass from Graig Cooper. He had 71 receiving yards and returned six kickoffs for 185 yards.

His 274 all-purpose yards were the most by a UM player since Edgerrin James had 310 against UCLA in 1998.

``How good is Travis?'' UM linebacker Jordan Futch said. ``Three key words: elusive, speed and blur. He's little and he's shifty and right when you think you're going to get a big hit on him, he'll drop to the floor, make a quick move and be on his way.''

Last season, Benjamin played in 12 of 13 games, making five starts. He was the fifth-leading receiver with 18 catches for 293 yards. He led UM in punt-return yardage (181), kick-return yardage (496) and yards per reception (16.3) while ranking second in all-purpose yards (1,012) and touchdowns (4).

Benjamin also completed a 17-yard pass to quarterback Jacory Harris on a double-reverse at Duke.

``He was outrageous in that FSU game,'' Harris said this week. ``He just busted out and was on fire.''

`HE'S VERY COMPETITIVE'

UM strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey said Benjamin reminds him of former Canes Roscoe Parrish and Santana Moss.

``He has a very big heart and he's very competitive,'' said Swasey, who monitors the strength and speed of all his players. ``I know he's small, but the equalizer is his relative strength to his body weight. He's a fairly strong kid, which enables him to get in and out of breaks and be able to accelerate the way he does.

``And that makes him an X-factor in this game.''

Swasey said the only Hurricane faster than Benjamin is cornerback Sam Shields, whose 40-meter time is a blazing 4.2 flat. Benjamin ran indoor track last year for the Hurricanes, but at one point strained his quadriceps. He had his ankle ``rolled on'' during the first quarter against Virginia Tech last Nov. 13, played very little the next week at Georgia Tech and missed the last regular-season game at North Carolina State.

``Everything is going well now,'' a healthy Benjamin said this week. ``Every day I'm making big plays. I have great memories from Florida State and I'm hyped to get going.''

Benjamin, 19, said what spurred him on during the crazy, rainy FSU game last season, was the halftime speech by coach Randy Shannon. UM trailed 24-3.

``Coach Shannon was calm because he knows football is played over four quarters,'' Benjamin said. ``He told us the game wasn't over, that we could come back. We were on kick return coming out in the second half, and it started with me, because I was the first one to touch the ball. I told myself, `You have to bring your team back.' ''

Benjamin scored both touchdowns in the second half and had kickoff returns of 57, 42, and 29 yards. But in the end, it wasn't enough.

``It don't matter what the stats say,'' he said. ``A loss is a loss. It's a bad feeling.''

THE MANE INGREDIENT

Perhaps as obvious as Benjamin's finesse and speed is his impressive head of hair. He has long, flowing dreadlocks that bounce when he runs. He ties the dreads in a knot on top of his head ``so it can fit in my helmet.''

He hasn't cut his hair since eighth grade, and still doesn't intend to until an opponent gets a hold of those locks and uses them to yank him down.

``But ain't nobody done it yet, so I still haven't cut it. Sometimes I think about cutting the dreads, but not yet.''

Travis' single mother, Cynthia Stewart, is a correctional deputy with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office. She introduced him to the woman at a Lake Park beauty parlor that retwists his dreads every two months.

``That hair has become a part of him,'' Stewart said. ``When people talk about Travis, they say, `The guy with the hair.' ''

BRACING FOR FSU

Stewart said her son is quiet to the point of being shy, and rarely talks about football to her.

``Last weekend he came home and I asked him if he was ready for FSU,'' she said. ``He said, `Yeah.' I said, `Are you going to win?' He said, `Yeah.'

``That was it.''

Benjamin's father, Tracy, lives in Tallahassee and will be at the game, as will be mom, his older brother Troy and grandmother. Benjamin's cousin Alfonso, 28, was a cornerback at UM and also is expected at the game.

This year look for Benjamin, a sports administration major, to be wearing No. 3. It's his old high school number he got back after UM linebacker Glenn Cook played his last season in 2008.

He said he has been returning kickoffs and punts in practice, but enjoys running back punts the most.

``More challenging, more adrenaline,'' he said. ``You have to look at the ball and watch the players at the same time as they're running toward you. It's dangerous. But it's exciting.''

As for the new UM offense, courtesy of coordinator Mark Whipple, Benjamin said UM fans should be delighted.

``It's a very good system,'' he said. ``They have me, Aldarius [Johnson], LaRon Byrd, Thearon Collier, all of us on the field at the same time running all kinds of crazy routes. I'm looking forward to it being a big season on offense.''
 8 years ago '05        #5246
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By Keven Lerner SunSentinel.com

12:18 p.m. EDT, September 1, 2009

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ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit is picking the Miami Hurricanes to beat the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee on Monday night despite UM being a 5 1/2-point underdog.

"I think Miami will go up there and win," Herbstreit told WQAM (560-AM) on Tuesday. "I just think with Jacory Harris and the skill players around him being a year older . . . I think they understand the urgency with their first four games. I think they know that if they lose this first one, this thing could go in a bad direction."

Herbstreit was referring to Miami's difficult stretch to the start the season with games at FSU (Sept. 7), vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 17), at Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) and vs. Oklahoma (Oct. 3).

"It's a must-win for both teams, but realistically Miami going 2-2 in its first four games would be a blessing -- 1-3 or 0-4 and the season is done," he said.

Herbstreit also said the 18th-ranked Seminoles are overrated.

"A lot of people are excited about FSU . . . I need to see that to believe it," he said. "I don't know what it is that they're overly excited about outside of Christian Ponder. I don't see a lot of skill. I don't see a lot of proven playmakers at wide receiver. I think the offensive line probably will become a strength. The defense is missing a lot of playmakers. I know they won nine games last year, but I don't think they're going to win nine games [this season]."

He did, however, praise quarterback Christian Ponder.

"Overall, he seems to have an understanding of what they're doing, and he has enough athletic ability to get out of some trouble. So, I like him. But what's been missing from Florida State the last five or six years is playmakers at wide receiver, dominant defensive ends and corners who can cover. Going into this season, I don't see a ton of difference-makers."

Herbstreit also said the unranked Hurricanes should improve from their 7-5 season a year ago.

"Jacory Harris is impressive," he said. "He's more than capable of being an outstanding quarterback. He's got a year under his belt that will allow him to make better decisions. He also has a lot of good, skill players around him."

He also thinks Miami's younger players will be better prepared.

"With (coach) Randy Shannon now in his third year, he's got a lot of redshirt freshmen and sophomores and true freshmen, and a lot players he feels very confident in as far as their athletic ability," he said. "Now some of those guys have some game experience. So you can't continue to say they're so young. Yeah, they're young. But a lot of these guys have played a lot of football now, which will help them for a game like the one against Florida State."

The game is set for 8 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

Copyright © 2009, South Florida Sun-Sentinel



:cool-smiley-009: kirk herbstrait knows wassup :applause:


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 8 years ago '04        #5247
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kirk herbstreit has always shown miami love

although i do remember when he picked us to win the national championship in 2006:sick:
 8 years ago '04        #5248
madness 14 heat pts14
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i hope streeter sees the field

and miami's o-line has some MONSTERS, they'll be pushing FSU's undersized line around all day
 8 years ago '04        #5249
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 madness said:
i hope streeter sees the field

and miami's o-line has some MONSTERS, they'll be pushing FSU's undersized line around all day
Keys to the game in my opinion. Our line outweights them by like 40lbs, even if some of the numbers on that depth chart are off, our line should handle them. Heck, they have a walkon starting at DE and he's like 235lbs. I wouldn't be surprised if we attacked him early and often. UM needs to plow that ball like there is no tomorrow. Again, I am not really wishing upon a little star for our offense to put up 600 yds of offense on monday. If they do, great, I won't complain. I'm more concerned for the offense to manage the game without making TOs or stupid penalties such as false starts, holdings, etc. Like I said, i'll be happy with a dogf!ght win even though I know our O will light up the board.

if we managed to score points with a mentally retard at OC and a team full of freshman last year, I can only imagine with a proven guy with NFL background and a team with a year of experience under their belt.
 8 years ago '04        #5250
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 madness said:
i hope streeter sees the field
You'll definitely see him on the field alongside Jimmy Graham, Byrd and Aldarius or Hank inside the FSU 10 yd line. You know a fade route is coming near you.
 8 years ago '05        #5251
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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lets get this s**t popppin

fuuuuuuuucckkkkkkk thee seminoooooollleeess
seminooooooles f**kkkkk yooooooouuuuuuuu

theres gonna be plently of that s**t on monday at the game

theres also another that the cane fans like to chant at the fsu games...i forgot how it goes but its some like you wish - you werent f**king your sister lmao something to that extent...


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 8 years ago '04        #5252
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2011 Northwestern quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has gotten as much attention as any prospect in South Florida, and he still has two seasons left to play.

With him receiving a Miami verbal scholarship offer during the summer, it seemed like only a matter of time until an official written offer came, which is what happened today.

"Miami means a lot because it's my home school and they have a lot of tradition," Bridgewater said. "It's a program where a lot of my former teammates are playing now. I went to the office and I saw they had faxed it over but I haven't talked to any of their coaches yet."

Despite his excitement about receiving an offer from Miami, Bridgewater (6-2, 173) isn't quite ready to name favorites or really focus on recruiting.

"Right now, I'm not worrying about my list or anything like that," Bridgewater said. "I'm just getting offers and accepting them so it doesn't really change things that much."

Bridgewater also added offers from Florida, Tennessee, and FIU today as well as West Virginia yesterday, but it's the Volunteers that caught his eye of that group.

"I would say the one that jumped out to me was Tennessee because the first thing that came to my mind was Peyton Manning," Bridgewater said. "I watched him at Tennessee but I watched him even more in the NFL and I hope I can be as good as he was."

Bridgewater naturally wasn't too surprised by the offers as he had received numerous verbal offers over the summer from some of the same schools that have officially offered.

"I don't feel any different, I still feel like I'm just talking to schools and they have an offer for me," Bridgewater. "I'm not making a big deal out of it or anything, I'm just accepting that they want to give me an offer. I was told that I was going to get some offers and don't let it get to my head. Getting these offers makes me feel like I'm important to these schools but only as important as any other player they offer."

Bridgewater went on to explain that he's not particularly excited about recruiting right now because he doesn't want it to interfere with the season about to start.

"I'm not really excited about recruiting now because I wish they could recruit me more in the off-season so I don't have to worry about it during the season," Bridgewater said. "My teammates will see me getting offers and they might not be getting any so that could affect the team. Like I said before, I'm just taking the offers and storing them in my folder but I guess it's big."

Bridgewater has already decided that he will wait until his senior year to make a commitment, specifically November 10th which is his birthday.

Many are familiar with Bridgewater's versatility as he played mostly quarterback but also a little receiver as a sophomore. He completed 97 out of 160 passes for 1560 yards, 16 touchdowns, and just 3 interceptions. He carried 45 times for 211 yards and 2 touchdowns, while adding 4 catches for 80 yards and one more touchdown.
 8 years ago '04        #5253
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 Deeangoe said:
lets get this s**t popppin

fuuuuuuuucckkkkkkk thee seminoooooollleeess
seminooooooles f**kkkkk yooooooouuuuuuuu

theres gonna be plently of that s**t on monday at the game

theres also another that the cane fans like to chant at the fsu games...i forgot how it goes but its some like you wish - you werent f**king your sister lmao something to that extent...
I keep beating them hos on ncaa 10 i can't wait til monday. :agreement6::agreement6:

we gonna whoop that a.ss and take the chief's horse
 8 years ago '05        #5254
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 Cap Peeler said:
I keep beating them hos on ncaa 10 i can't wait til monday. :agreement6::agreement6:

we gonna whoop that a.ss and take the chief's horse
do you got psn...if you do hit me up...psn = bx username
 8 years ago '04        #5255
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Miami Releases Depth Chart
Sep. 3, 2009

By: InsideTheU.com Staff





Jacory Harris will lead his troops to battle Monday night in Tallahassee.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- University of Miami head coach Randy Shannon released his two-deep depth chart this morning in the weekly game press conference heading into the showdown in Tallahassee Monday night against Florida State.

While there were some expected and obvious starters such as Jacory Harris at QB, Jason Fox at LT, Sean Spence and Colin McCarthy at linebacker, there were some surprises. Javarris James will start at running back ahead of Graig Cooper while Harland Gunn came out on top of Joel Figueroa at right guard.

On defense, a couple of seemingly forgotten men will be starting when the ‘Canes take to the field Monday night. Safety JoJo Nicolas has beaten out Vaughn Telemaque for one starting safety position. Many people on the outside felt like Telemaque would be a no brainer to start after playing well in the Spring. Well, things have seemingly changed.

Steven Wesley is back in the starting rotation as he beat out freshman Olivier Vernon although it is expected that the defensive ends will have a rotation where all of them play a lot in order to keep them fresh.

Another surprise is that the corner position opposite Brandon Harris is still up for grabs going into the opener with Sam Shields battling Demarcus Van Dyke for the starting role. For Shields, it would quite remarkable if he is the starter on opening night after moving from wide receiver last year and being in Randy Shannon’s doghouse many times. It shows that he’s progressed a lot more than anyone could have possibly expected when he made the shift in the Spring.

Offense

1st Team, 2nd Team

QB Jacory Harris, A.J. Highsmith
RB Javarris James, Graig Cooper, Lee Chambers
FB Patrick Hill, Trevaris Johnson
WR Leonard Hankerson, Travis Benjamin
WR LaRon Byrd, Aldarius Johnson
TE Dedrick Epps, Jimmy Graham
LT Jason Fox, Ben Jones
LG Orlando Franklin, Brandon Washington
C A.J. Trump, Tyler Horn
RG Harland Gunn, Joel Figueroa
RT Matt Pipho, Jermaine Johnson

Defense

1st Team, 2nd Team

LE Steven Wesley, Olivier Vernon
DT Allen Bailey, Joe Joseph
DT Josh Holmes or Marcus Forston
RE Marcus Robinson, Andrew Smith
SLB Colin McCarthy, Ramon Buchanan
MLB Daryl Sharpton, Arthur Brown
WLB Sean Spence, Jordan Futch
CB Brandon Harris, Chavez Grant
S Randy Phillips, Jared Campbell
S JoJo Nicolas, Vaughn Telemaque
CB Sam Shields or Demarcus Van Dyke

Special Teams

PR Graig Cooper, Travis Benjamin
KR Graig Cooper and Brandon Harris

PK Matt Bosher
KO Jake Wieclaw
P Matt Bosher
 8 years ago '04        #5256
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Press Conference Notes: 9/3
Sep. 3, 2009

By: David Lake





CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Miami opens its season Labor Day night as the Hurricanes travel to No. 18 ranked Florida State in a nationally televised game on ESPN.

Miami and FSU have faced each other 11 times to open the season and FSU holds a 7-4 edge in those games.

Miami leads the all time series between the two schools 30-23. Since UM has joined the ACC in 204, the Hurricanes have a 2-3 record against the Seminoles.

Read here for what Coach Randy Shannon is saying at his weekly press conference going into the FSU game.

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Opening Statement

“The season has come back around and we have a big game Monday night against Florida State. It is a typical state rivalry and a state rivalry is the best thing to watch. I think it is going to be shown on ESPN, the only game on football, but also it is also going to be shown over in Kuwait and that is something that players on both teams understand that people will be watching this game and it will really make a difference. Playing Florida State is always a great challenge for a football team and going against Coach Bowden is unique because he is a guy that I look up to and most coaches in the country look up to.”

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• Going into the FSU game, Shannon is particularly excited about the game being televised oversees to the men and women in the service. When Shannon took a trip to the Middle East over a year ago, he got the sense that the soldiers oversees enjoy the sporting events. “When I was over there, they had the NBA Championships going on,” Shannon said. It was 3:30 in the morning, but the bases are always open. You may have two or three thousand that is up at all times. They live and breathe sports and athletics. When you have a game like this, it is fun because they really get into football.

• Senior Javarris James has had his best camp since his freshman year, according to Shannon. “This has been the best Javarris has ever done in camp since he was a freshman,” Shannon said. James will start the Florida State game. Shannon expects for Javarris James and Graig Cooper to carry the load at running back with the other players sprinkling in carries.

• With Miami practicing at 5:45 AM on most days leading up to the game, Shannon says he is not concerned about the body clocks of the players with the FSU game being played at 8 PM. “We did camp and started practice at eight o’clock in the morning and did our scrimmages at eight o’clock at night and we evaluated tape, they played faster and hustled more and made less mistakes at night,” Shannon said.

• Shannon on what he has seen from QB Jacory Harris going into the FSU game: “Jacory liked challenges and he has challenged himself with things he wants to get done this season. Jacory challenged himself as a person on what he needed to get done for this team.”

“He has always been a team guy and executed what has to be done to get everybody involved. He is not going to put it on his shoulders. He is going to be a part of the team.”

• Shannon expects for FSU to show some new wrinkles against Miami because it is the first game of the year. “Always remember this: on the first game, there will be something offensively and defensively new that both teams won’t show on film,” Shannon said. “When you see it you have to adjust to it and you make sure you make the corrections on the sideline so when the players see it again they can handle it.”

• RB Graig Cooper believes freshmen Lamar Miller and Mike James will both receive playing time against FSU. “I think both of them will play,” Cooper said. Cooper will also be the kick returner and punt returner against FSU.

• Center A.J. Trump says that Orlando Franklin is now comfortable working at tackle and he could slide to guard and Tyler Horn can come in and play center for some snaps if need be. “Harland has stepped up and Orlando has stepped up in the sense that he can now play tackle and help there and Tyler Horn is going to help us this year. He can go play center and I can play guard.”

• Shannon said he expects just four or five true freshmen to play against FSU.
 8 years ago '05        #5257
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damn james better step up
 8 years ago '04        #5258
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Rumor on scout is that Telemaque got suspended. I think that's why JoJo Nicholas is starting over him. I think this is gonna be like a 1st quarter kind of thing tho'.
 09-03-2009, 08:10 PM         #5259
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Vaughn better be starting.

And I would rather see Forston over Holmes, but then again, the way we shuffle d-linemen, Forston should see plenty of time.
 8 years ago '04        #5260
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Like i said, probably VT is benched for the 1st quarter.

I don't think Shannon would suspend one of the most promising players we have for one of the most important games of the season. If he does, his a.ss needs to be gone.
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