|10 years ago||'05 #1882|
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|10 years ago||'04 #1883|
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We fu*king got him!!!!!!!!!! Damn i'm excited as fu*k for this season now!!
uly 23, 2007
Matt Shodell, CaneSport Magazine
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The University of Miami's commitment run continues.
Stud Miami Northwestern WR Aldarius Johnson has at last made his pledge to the Canes.
"I'm going to go upstairs and do it right now," Johnson told CaneSport as he drove toward the Hecht Athletic Center on Monday at 12:45 p.m.
"He's coming to the Hurricanes," his mother, Shantera, told CaneSport. "His mind is made up."
Johnson's commitment to Miami has been speculated on for weeks. He is the ninth UM commitment from the South Florida area and joins teammates Jacory Harris and Brandon Washington as Cane commits.
It was Harris' commitment that helped make Johnson decide to make the pledge.
"I'd told him that whenever he made his decision, I'll go where he's going," Johnson said. "I want to play with Jacory in college."
Johnson chose Miami over several other big offers, including LSU, Florida and FSU.
At 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, he's earned comparisons to a young Calvin Johnson.
This Johnson caught 78 passes for 1,354 yards and 19 touchdowns during the 2006 season, leading Northwestern to a perfect 16-0 record and the Florida Class 6A championship.
He set Miami-Dade County records for receptions and receiving yardage in a season.
"What makes Aldarius special is his ability to physically outmatch the opponent he's playing against," former Miami Northwestern coach Roland Smith said. "He's like a man against boys. He's big, fast and physical. As strong and tall and fast as he is, it's a difficult matchup on the field.
"He is an Andre Johnson and Dwayne Bowe type. With the numbers he's put up he may be the best that's come through here, one of the best or the best."
Johnson is still working to qualify academically. He has a 2.7 grade-point average and has yet to take the ACT or SAT.
"He'll be okay, his GPA is fine and he still wants to get it up," Smith said. "He still has to take his ACT and SAT and is preparing for that. If he keeps preparing he'll be fine."
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|07-23-2007, 01:18 PM||#1884|
Yeah that kid is unreal we need to put the full court press on him right now
|10 years ago||'04 #1885|
$662 | 0
UM | ACC FOOTBALL KICKOFF
Sour taste lingers for Hurricanes
Players, coaches, alumni and fans are still 'embarrassed' by last year's 7-6 record. The team wants to use that as motivation to excel.
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Derrick Morse, right, who is entering his senior season, said the Hurricanes want to 'be great again.'
PINEHURST, N.C. -- The season from hell seems surreal to University of Miami senior guard/center Derrick Morse, who once earned the nickname ''D-nasty'' and whose on-field demeanor has been compared to, among other charming characters, the Tazmanian Devil.
But just to ensure the rancid memories stay vivid enough to galvanize the Hurricanes for a 2007 turnaround, former Hurricanes have been reminding their younger cohorts that last season's 7-6 showing was downright pitiful.
''I almost feel embarrassed,'' Morse said Sunday while surrounded by dozens of reporters at the Pinehurst Resort for the ACC Football Kickoff. ``[New York Jets linebacker] Jonathan Vilma came back the other day, and he was talking to us about how it hurts him just as much as it hurts us when we lose a game. And he's up there, and guys are getting on him every time we lose. When we hear something like that, man, it really puts it in perspective that it's not just us. It's all the ex-players hurting, alumni, fans, everybody.
``This year, especially after last season, we have a lot to prove. We just want to come back and be great again.''
The Hurricanes open 2007 in the Orange Bowl against Marshall on Sept. 1, followed by an intense road schedule that includes Oklahoma the next Saturday, Florida State, Virginia Tech and Boston College.
They have a new coach in former defensive coordinator Randy Shannon, a new offensive coordinator in former Georgia Tech coordinator Patrick Nix and, as usually is the case this time of year, an upbeat, enthusiastic attitude.
Morse and teammates such as defensive end Calais Campbell, a preseason Playboy All American who also attended Sunday, are trying to move past a season that included the still-unsolved shooting death of senior Bryan Pata, a nationally dissected brawl with Florida International and the firing of coach Larry Coker.
`A CRAZY SEASON'
''It was real tough last season,'' Morse said. 'After we lost a couple of games everybody was talking about Coach Coker's [fate] and `We want Kirby [Freeman] and not Kyle [Wright],' the murder, the f!ght -- It was just a crazy season, and we're all glad it has passed.''
Morse's on-field aggression, even with teammates during practice drills, has gotten him injured and in trouble more than once. The 6-4, 325-pound lineman is friendly, polite and accommodating off the field, but he's a terror on it -- ''a beast,'' Campbell said Sunday.
Morse was the only starting offensive lineman suspended for the Duke game after he was seen slamming an FIU opponent to the ground.
He promises that won't happen again, especially because new university rules state that ``with respect to f!ghting, any future violation will subject student-athletes to seasonal or permanent suspensions.''
''Now I'm really careful,'' he said. ``Everybody has a temper in the game. I did my community service, and I'm trying to put that past me. But what can you really do when you see one of your teammates getting kicked in the head? That's the first thing I saw, and I hope you all would do the same thing.
``This time instead of maybe like tackling a guy I might just try and pull people off. As far as being on the field and getting into a f!ght with another team, I don't see that happening ever again.''
Morse missed most of spring practice with a sprained left knee and slight meniscus tear. He said doctors drained his knee, but he didn't need surgery. He expects to practice at center and guard, but said center A.J. Trump is doing well after reconstructive knee surgery in November.
Sophomore Jason Fox, who tore his Achilles' tendon in the spring, is expected to start at left tackle opposite junior Reggie Youngblood. Senior Andrew Bain will be at left guard, with the other spot open should Morse start at center.
BACK TO PROMINENCE?
Morse is convinced UM will reverse its offensive tailspin.
He can't fathom the Canes again finishing 84th nationally in rushing offense, 62nd in passing offense and 87th in total offense.
He said Nix has overhauled the offense with new plays and plenty of variation, and that the starting quarterback -- Wright or Freeman -- will flourish.
''I think everybody should respect us,'' Morse said. ``I don't want to act c*cky but we have a great plan, great players, great coaching staff now. We don't want to dwell on the past. We want to look toward the future. It's going to be special.''
|10 years ago||'04 #1886|
$662 | 0
UM linebacker Davis might miss season
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
PINEHURST, N.C. -- University of Miami linebacker Romeo Davis, who had reconstructive surgery last October to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, sustained another knee injury this summer and could be out for the season, UM coach Randy Shannon said Monday morning.
'Romeo Davis' status is that right now he's on the rehab with his knee -- yeah, ACL. He's the only one who is 50-50. I don't know if he'll play this year,'' Shannon told The Miami Herald.
Shannon at first said Davis ''reinjured'' his knee, ''reagitated it this summer during workouts.'' Then he said he wasn't sure if it was the same knee and wasn't sure of the exact nature of the injury.
The bottom line, Shannon said, is that Davis will be back next season. ''Romeo has only been here for four years, so if he doesn't play this year, he has another year.'' Davis, a 2004 graduate of Miami Northwestern High, has never been redshirted.
Davis, who started at middle linebacker in 2005, played in seven games last season and started two.
Shannon also reiterated that junior safety Anthony Redd*ck will be out the entire 2007 season while rehabilitating his reconstructed left knee. He sustained the torn ACL in late April. Redd*ck also sat out his sophomore season in 2005 after tearing the ACL of his right knee in the first game of the season. Shannon said he expects Redd*ck to return to the field in 2008.
Other UM football news:
• Shannon said he is waiting for ``one kid coming in as a freshman who is going through some [NCAA] Clearinghouse stuff. Once we find out what his status is, we'll have every freshman in. They've all made it, all qualified except one. It just depends on what the Clearinghouse decision is.''
The athlete is believed to be running back Shawnbrey McNeal of Dallas.
• Shannon said the three players involved in a recent single-car accident -- incoming quarterback Robert Marve, incoming wide receiver Jermaine McKenzie and linebacker Colin McCarthy -- are all doing well. He said he won't say definitely that Marve and McKenzie will redshirt this season because of their injuries, just in case they get well enough in time to play.
Marve's father, however, has said his son likely will redshirt.
• The coach said senior wide receiver Darnell Jenkins, who missed spring football to tend to unspecified family issues, is well and will be at fall camp to prepare for the season.
|10 years ago||'04 #1889|
$22,874 | 34
here is the ESPN 150, How many of them belong to us?
ESPN 150 - Class of 2008
RANK NAME POSITION STATE GRADE SCHOOL
1 Julio Jones WR AL 95 Insider Only
2 Will Hill ATH NJ 93 Insider Only
3 Terrelle Pryor ATH PA 93 Insider Only
4 Jermie Calhoun RB TX 92 Insider Only
5 A.J. Green WR SC 91 Insider Only
6 Arthur Brown ILB KS 90 Insider Only
7 Darrell Scott RB CA 89 Insider Only
8 DaQuan Bowers DT SC 88 Insider Only
9 Dee Finley S AL 88 Insider Only
10 Blaine Gabbert QB MO 87 Insider Only
11 Patrick Johnson CB FL 87 Insider Only
12 E.J. Manuel QB VA 87 Insider Only
13 R.J. Washington DE TX 87 Insider Only
14 Dayne Crist QB CA 86 Insider Only
15 Jamie Harper RB FL 86 Insider Only
16 Brice Butler WR GA 86 Insider Only
17 Chancey Aghayere DE TX 85 Insider Only
18 Deion Walker WR VA 85 Insider Only
19 Etienne Sabino ILB FL 85 Insider Only
20 T.J. Bryant CB FL 84 Insider Only
21 Burton Scott ATH AL 84 Insider Only
22 Tyler Love OT AL 84 Insider Only
23 Brandon Barnes ATH NC 84 Insider Only
24 Joe Adams ATH AR 84 Insider Only
25 Dan Buckner WR TX 84 Insider Only
26 Jonathan Baldwin TE PA 83 Insider Only
27 Ryan Williams RB VA 83 Insider Only
28 Marcus Forston DT FL 83 Insider Only
29 Michael Brewster OT FL 83 Insider Only
30 Xavier Brewer CB FL 83 Insider Only
31 Courtney Upshaw DE AL 83 Insider Only
32 Josh Jarboe WR GA 83 Insider Only
33 Nigel Carr OLB FL 83 Insider Only
34 Landry Jones QB NM 83 Insider Only
35 Richard Samuel RB GA 83 Insider Only
36 Omar Hunter DT GA 83 Insider Only
37 Charles Whitlock CB SC 83 Insider Only
38 Jarvis Humphrey DT TX 83 Insider Only
39 Spencer Adams S NC 83 Insider Only
40 William Green DE AL 83 Insider Only
41 Mike Floyd WR MN 83 Insider Only
42 Kye Staley RB OK 83 Insider Only
43 Deangelo Tyson DT GA 83 Insider Only
44 J.B. Shugarts OT TX 83 Insider Only
45 Andrew Sweat ILB PA 83 Insider Only
46 Andre Ellington RB SC 82 Insider Only
47 De'Anthony Curtis RB AR 82 Insider Only
48 Jon Major ILB CO 82 Insider Only
49 T.J. Lawrence ATH FL 82 Insider Only
50 Carlton Thomas RB FL 82 Insider Only
51 Nick Crissman QB CA 82 Insider Only
52 Ramon Buchanan OLB FL 82 Insider Only
53 Antoine Hicks ATH TX 82 Insider Only
54 Cyrus Gray RB TX 82 Insider Only
55 Michael Mauti ILB LA 82 Insider Only
56 Jamoris Slaughter S GA 82 Insider Only
57 D.J. Shoemate ATH CA 82 Insider Only
58 Aundre Dean RB TX 82 Insider Only
59 Mike Glennon QB VA 82 Insider Only
60 Lerentee McCray OLB FL 82 Insider Only
61 Nigel Bradham ILB FL 82 Insider Only
62 Dwayne Allen TE NC 82 Insider Only
63 Darryl Stonum WR TX 82 Insider Only
64 Keanon Cooper OLB TX 82 Insider Only
65 Chris Tolliver WR LA 82 Insider Only
66 E.J. Woods S CA 82 Insider Only
67 Brandon Moore TE OH 82 Insider Only
68 Brandon Harris CB FL 82 Insider Only
69 Kavario Middleton TE WA 82 Insider Only
70 Anthony Dye CB CA 82 Insider Only
71 Brandon Thompson DT GA 82 Insider Only
72 Karnell Hatcher S FL 82 Insider Only
73 Jameel Owens WR OK 82 Insider Only
74 Jonas Gray RB MI 82 Insider Only
75 David Snow OG TX 82 Insider Only
76 Andrew Luck QB TX 82 Insider Only
77 Antoine McClain OT AL 82 Insider Only
78 Braden Hanson QB NC 82 Insider Only
79 DeSean Hales ATH TX 82 Insider Only
80 Aldarius Johnson WR FL 82 Insider Only
81 Jordan Futch OLB FL 82 Insider Only
82 Matt Kalil OT CA 82 Insider Only
83 Ethan Johnson DE OR 82 Insider Only
84 Blake Ayles TE CA 82 Insider Only
85 Mike Adams OT OH 82 Insider Only
86 Rod Wilks WR TN 82 Insider Only
87 Stephen Good OT TX 82 Insider Only
88 Taylor Cook QB TX 82 Insider Only
89 Davon Johnson WR FL 82 Insider Only
90 Terrance Parks CB GA 81 Insider Only
91 Sean Spence OLB FL 81 Insider Only
92 Derrick Hall ATH TX 81 Insider Only
93 Daniel Franklin ILB GA 81 Insider Only
94 Charles Mitchell ATH MS 81 Insider Only
95 Darius Fleming DE IL 81 Insider Only
96 Kendall Wright ATH TX 81 Insider Only
97 Sam McGuffie RB TX 81 Insider Only
98 Tyler Edwards TE LA 81 Insider Only
99 Emmanuel Acho OLB TX 81 Insider Only
100 Shayne Hale ILB PA 81 Insider Only
101 C.J. Holton S FL 81 Insider Only
102 Kyle Rudolph TE OH 81 Insider Only
103 Jordan Fields CB TX 81 Insider Only
104 Jake Stoneburner TE OH 81 Insider Only
105 Kyle Parker QB FL 81 Insider Only
106 Chris Burns RB PA 81 Insider Only
107 Christian Wilson OLB PA 81 Insider Only
108 Matthew Patchan OT FL 81 Insider Only
109 Nolan Brewster OLB CO 81 Insider Only
110 Steve Filer ILB IL 81 Insider Only
111 Jeff Demps ATH FL 81 Insider Only
112 Dann O'Neill OT MI 81 Insider Only
113 Baker Steinkuhler OG NE 81 Insider Only
114 DeVoe Torrence ATH OH 81 Insider Only
115 Gerell Robinson S AZ 81 Insider Only
116 MarQueis Gray QB IN 81 Insider Only
117 Matt Meyer OT CA 81 Insider Only
118 Uona Kaveinga ILB CA 81 Insider Only
119 Kyle Long OT VA 81 Insider Only
120 Luke Nix OT PA 81 Insider Only
121 Allen Carroll OG CA 81 Insider Only
122 Justin Johnson RB TX 81 Insider Only
123 Tyron Smith OT CA 81 Insider Only
124 Patrick Nixon CB FL 81 Insider Only
125 Dravannti Johnson OLB TX 81 Insider Only
126 Toby Jackson DE GA 81 Insider Only
127 Brendan Beal ILB PA 81 Insider Only
128 Kenny Tate WR MD 81 Insider Only
129 Travis Howard CB FL 81 Insider Only
130 Cameron Demps CB GA 81 Insider Only
131 Marcus Robinson OLB FL 80 Insider Only
132 Kenneth Page OG SC 80 Insider Only
133 Jeff Fuller WR TX 80 Insider Only
134 A.J. Harmon OG GA 80 Insider Only
135 Thearon Collier WR FL 80 Insider Only
136 Neiko Lipscomb ATH GA 80 Insider Only
137 J.B. Fitzgerald OLB NJ 80 Insider Only
138 Templeton Hardy DT MS 80 Insider Only
139 Jeremy Brown CB FL 80 Insider Only
140 Chris Jackson ATH GA 80 Insider Only
141 Travis Benjamin WR FL 80 Insider Only
142 Greg Shaw OT FL 80 Insider Only
143 Khaled Holmes OG CA 80 Insider Only
144 Tavarres King WR GA 80 Insider Only
145 Eric Smith RB FL 80 Insider Only
146 Tyler Westphal DE WI 80 Insider Only
147 Tarik Rollins OLB FL 80 Insider Only
148 Chris Harper ATH KS 80 Insider Only
149 Vaughn Dotsy OG CA 80 Insider Only
150 Anthony McDonald OLB CA 80 Insider Only
|07-23-2007, 03:16 PM||#1891|
Patrick Johnson, Ramon Buchanan, Lerentee McCray, Jordan Futch, Taylor Cook, Davon Johnson, Thearon Collier Aldarius Johnson
ESPN has horrible rating and every year they show how terrible they are. But thats us so far.
Too show you how dumb they are look how low they have Matt Kalill out of Cali, the Offensive lineman.. Most sites have him as a top talent
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|10 years ago||'04 #1892|
$12,737 | 626
11) Patrick Johnson
52) Ramon Buchanan
60) Lerentee McCray
80) Aldarius Johnson
81) Jordan Futch
88) Taylor Cook
89) Davon Johnson
131) Marcus Robinson
135) Thearon Collier
the rest have us as their number one choice:
19) Etienne Sabino
28) Marcus Forston
68) Brandon Harris
91) Sean Spence
108) Matthew Patchan
|10 years ago||'05 #1894|
$10,295 | 0
|10 years ago||'04 #1895|
$16,913 | 1706
|10 years ago||'04 #1896|
$15,515 | 3921
And @ FSU trying to piggyback FNL by getting all the kids back on their way home to visit their little clown school and the fu*king head coach ain't even there. They had originally scheduled it for a week after FNL but not enough kids wanted to attend, that's pretty funny if you ask me. The only thing kids got out of that FSU sh*t was seeing all the NFL players and Jerry Rice, other than that I heard it was wack as fu*k. FNL was huge again for UF this year.
|10 years ago||'04 #1897|
$662 | 0
A no-name offense and defense
Among first-year Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon's well-publicized rules is banning names on the back of jerseys to emphasize a team-first atmosphere.
BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN
GERRY BROOME / AP
UM coach Randy Shannon is preaching discipline for 2007. 'We're held to higher standards,' Shannon said.
PINEHURST, N.C. -- Here's a stunner for Canes fans who like their stars flaunted: First-year coach Randy Shannon has stripped the names from the back of this season's uniforms in an effort to continue his ''team-first'' theme.
Not a chance, Shannon said during Day Two of the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff at Pinehurst Resort. He said he expects UM, 7-6 last season, to not only win its first conference title, but to win every game.
''Miami is a different place. We're held to higher standards. You have to adjust, move forward and don't think about what happened in the past. If you dwell on the past you can never move forward,'' Shannon said of predecessor Larry Coker's regime, in which Shannon was defensive coordinator.
``If you go 9-3 in some places, that's a great season. Go 9-3 at Miami and they try to fire you. That's just the bottom line. Think about it: it was 12-0, 12-1, 11-2, 9-3, 9-3 -- everybody in the world can take that. Then you have one offseason, 7-6, and you usually don't get fired for that. Five out of six years you're probably one of the best teams in the country.''
Players will be held accountable for any unsportsmanlike conduct penalty by being benched, among other punishments. But the new no-name uniform is not a punishment, he insisted, just a policy to help emphasize the team concept. Names might reappear next season.
RULES OF THE ROAD
Shannon's other well-publicized rules include no firearms, no cellphone use of any type in classrooms and meetings and maintaining a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average to live off campus. Sophomores, unlike in the past, have also been told they must live on campus.
''A 2.5 GPA is average. It's average,'' Shannon said. ``It doesn't matter in any way if you're a star on this team. It doesn't make a difference.''
The coach said, however, that players do not fear him.
''I don't want to be feared. I want respect,'' he said.
Shannon said the team theme has also enveloped quarterbacks Kyle Wright and Kirby Freeman, whom he said are getting along better than ever and if need be, will share playing time.
''Whatever gives us a chance to win we'll do,'' he said, noting that he will announce the decision on a starter, made with offensive coordinator Patrick Nix, the Tuesday before the Sept. 1 home opener against Marshall.
The new coach is clearly a disciplinarian, but that hasn't deterred at least 15 high school athletes from orally committing for the 2008 season, the newest, nationally heralded Miami Northwestern wide receiver Aldarius Johnson.
When asked how much credence he takes in players committing before national signing day, Shannon replied, ``None -- until you get a strong parent who says, `This is it. I'm shutting it down. My kid is not going anywhere else.'
'Sometimes a kid will say he has committed, `But I'm going to take other trips.' You've got to tell that kid, 'I'm still looking [at other players].' Kids don't commit unless they shut it down, don't take phone calls or anything.''
LINING UP TALENT
The Hurricanes have several oral commitments, many from local players. Last week, Miami Booker T. Washington receiver Davon Johnson said he was committing to UM, but still wanted to take other trips.
Also, on Monday:
• Shannon said linebacker Romeo Davis might miss the entire 2007 season because he reinjured his knee.
• Shannon said he is involved in preliminary discussions regarding the search for a UM athletic director to replace Paul Dee after he steps down in June.
• Dee said by phone from San Francisco that a decision on whether to move from the Orange Bowl to Dolphin Stadium had not yet been reached.
|07-24-2007, 10:15 PM||#1898|
|10 years ago||'05 #1899|
$10,295 | 0
Bluntz first off dont get me started on ur clown a.ss almost in tears about Billy D leaving, talking bout how u didnt like him and all this sh*t then when he came back u was on his balls..... and before u speak look at whats goin on its UM, FSU 1-2 on his list at this time... there is always a chance to pull a player in FL... i think we got a ligit shot at Fortson and Julio Jones too, especially since Saban has lance thompson recruiting him... he recruited here at UCF and was horrible, hes got a rep for goin places and making promises that he cant keep... but whatever im still cool wit all the UM fans cause ya'll respect and i respect the class ya'll puttin together
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|10 years ago||'04 #1900|
$16,913 | 1706
Better Bull-eavit: Forston commits to Canes
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I just got off the phone with the mother of Northwestern defensive tackle Marcus Forston, who said she drove down with her son to the University of Miami campus and announced his intentions to sign with the Hurricanes in February.
Marcus_forston I'll have an interview with Marcus later tonight when he gets home from his conditioning workouts at Northwestern. But this is certainly big news for Canes fans. Forston is without a doubt one of the nation's best overall recruits and quite possibly the most talented defensive tackle the school has landed since Warren Sapp. I spoke to Marcus earlier this week, thinking this might happen. But he told me he wanted to wait to make a bigger national announcement on TV. Looks like he got too excited.
I'm also planning to interview Canes quarterback recruit Jacory Harris, who shined brightly at the Elite 11 camp in California. He finished 4th out of the 11 QBs and apparently impressed a lot people.
Check back later for updates.