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September 07, 2011

Studs? Duds? Evidently I stink at fantasy football. Or so you said; plus Larry Johnson, Jacory Harris, final Dolphins Super Bowl odds & more

[Find final results of the first Canesfan Satisfaction Meter poll directly below this in the blog. Also, join us on Twitter @gregcote].

1aa1fripix COUNTDOWN: 1 Day Til Upset Bird! Friday NFL predictions page debuts Sept. 9.

1aa1fantasyfb REALITY CHECK FOR FANTASY TEAMS: I am league manager for a modest little six-team family fantasy football league, we just had our draft and now I invite you to judge how we did based on each team's top five draft picks listed in order. It's a standard league. Which team would you most take based on what you see (and why)? Poll remains open, but here is how you voted as of around 6:45 p.m. Thursday: 36.7%---Team 2/My youngest son; 25.7%---Team 5/My oldest son's girlfriend; 15.8%---Team 6/My brother; 13.0%---Team 1/My oldest son; 5.6%---Team 4/Me; and 3.2%---Team 3/My wife. In other words my team has the full support of about 1 in 17 of you. Oy!

1aa1jacoryh JACORY HARRIS NAMED CANES' STARTING QB: Tuesday coach Al Golden says the QB competition remains an open battle. One day later, today, he names Jacory Harris (pictured) the starter in the next game vs. Ohio State. Hmm. Leads one to believe Harris won the battle during camp and would have started Game 1 at Maryland if not suspended. The interesting what-if is who'd be starting the next game if UM had won its opener or Stephen Morris had played even better. 

LARRY JOHNSON. He's BACK!: Dolphins re-signed RB Larry Johnson today/Thursday, confirming what ESPN first reported earlier today.

DOLPHINS 60-1 IN UPDATED SUPER BOWL ODDS: Bodog's final, post-preseason NFL Super Bowl odds have a top tier of Patriots at 11-2, Packers 7-1 and Eagles 15-2, followed by Chargers 11-1, Saints and Jets 12-1, and Steelers 13-1. Miami is at 60-1, just below mid-pack tied for 20th. AFC East win total over/unders are Pats 11.5, Jets 10, Dolphins 7.5 and Bills 5.5.

COTE'S STATE OF THE STATE: Our latest updated weekly ranking of the seven FBS teams in our state, with previous week's rank in parentheses. Entering Week 2:

1aa1fla 1. FSU Seminoles (1) 1-0, 0-0 ACC

2. Florida Gators (2) 1-0, 0-0 SEC

3. South Fla. Bulls (5) 1-0, 0-0 Big East

4. Central Fla. Knights (4) 1-0, 0-0 C-USA

5. Miami Hurricanes (3) 0-1, 0-1 ACC

6. FIU Golden Panthers (6) 1-0, 1-0 Sun Belt

7. FAU Owls (7) 0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt

1aa1bachmann POLITICIAN GOES DEEP FOR VOTES: No I am not making fun of right-wing presidental candidate Michelle Bachmann. Why would you say that, Tea Baggers? Au contrere, I think this photo of her from the campaign trail should be seen as good publicity: a hard-working politician among the people at a hometown fair, expertly taking in a super-sized corn dog. I think she may have won Bill Clinton's vote no I'm just kidding. God Bless America!

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HAHAHAHA

UM ranked 5th out of 7. I wouldn't be too surprised if FIU leaps ahead scUM in the coming weeks.

I think my Gators will hold steady at #2 this year. FSU is just too good.

CHOMP CHOMP scUMbags

Look in the mirror. Your coach and your savior are gone and are never coming back. You went 7-5 like UM last year and you've won one game against them in the past 25 years. You're not their rival because you refuse to play them. All the nonsense on this blog is an artificial internet rivalry that only exists because there's a UF blog on the Miami Herald's website and Gainesville is too much of a sh*thole town to have its own newspaper. All that noise nothing to do with football, check back in 2013 and until then good luck in your stretch against Alabama, LSU, Auburn, and Georgia.

Just like scUM refuses to play FIU, right?

Or is it that we see no benefit in playing some HAS BEEN like UM?

CHOMP CHOMP BITCHES

Posted by: I am Kazaam

Actually UF won their bowl game. U did not, again.

Actually, UM is 1-4 in their last five bowl appearance. Their lone win came against Nevada by a single point.

UM wasn't even invited to a bowl game in 2008 was it? I thought scUM was supposed to be an automatic bowl ticket with their consistent top 5 recruiting classes?

The downward spiral continues on its infinite path to irrelevance.

Since you follow UM football I'm sure you know why we don't play FIU.

Are you even a Gators fan? Why are you wasting your time obsessing about the University of Miami?

Haha, I don't know - you must have UM's wikipedia page up, why don't you tell me!

"irrelevance" - not as long as people like you care about our team!

UM is relevant for the wrong reasons... THEY SUCK!

OK.

What's that have to do with the Florida Gators? Enjoy your internet rivalry, maybe the Gators can e-beat the Hurricanes this year or next.

Why hasn't Greg Cote suggested that the Dolphins pick up David Garrard yet? Seems overdue.

Kazaam,

Don't you and all other scUM fans get it?

UM doesn't matter to us, that's why we don't schedule you. However, since all you gator haters always talk about us cup caking our schedule, maybe we'll start scheduling scUM as our season opener.

ICING ON TOP

You've got a strange case of cognitive dissonance going on my friend, your actions don't mesh with your words.

I'm not a "gator hater" - granted I did dislike them when they had Meyer and Tim Tebow but now they're just another team the school I follow doesn't play. It'd be like hating on the boilermakers, waste of time.

"Waste of time"

UF's athletic directors when considering the scheduling of scUM!

OOOOH!!! Considering scheduling UM a "waste of time"! And "waste of time" is what I had said in my post!!!

Well that's it, I give up. The 2011 Florida Gators are the CHAMPIONS of internet trash talk.

Mazel Tov friend, enjoy the victory, that was pure genius. Enjoy the free time over the next two years, you've earned it buddy.

Hey Kazaam...5th and dropping like a rock. How does it feel to swim with a 50 lb. weight tied around your neck?

UM, first in the state....the 'state of denial'.

+1

I don't put so much weight into Greg Cote's rankings as you seem to.

HEY KAZ,

THESE IDIOTS ARE JUST A BUNCH OF BAND WAGON GAY-TERS......They have nothing better to do but inbreed and go the the local library to post on the internet because they cant even afford their own computers !!!

WHERE WERE THEY WHEN WE WERE BLASTING THERE TEAM FOR 20 YEARS..... HIDING UNDER THE ROCKS THEY BELONG IN!!!

Now they are showing up like gay-vultures at a circle jerk.....

WILL LOVE TO SEE THEM POST AFTER THE ALABAMA / LSU STRETCH.........BUT YOU KNOW THE ONLY THING THAT'S GONNA BE GETTING STRETCHED..?? EL CULO!!!

& Greg Cote is like that uncle you always see at the yearly family bbq that you like to stay away from.....because all he does it talk out of his a$$.....

Miami,

* 1st in crime

* 1st in drugs

* Last in the ACC Coastal Division

I don't put so much weight into Greg Cote's rankings as you seem to.

Posted by: I am Kazaam | September 07, 2011 at 12:21 PM

That's ok, me and the REST OF THE COUNTRY seem to be on the same page here. You must be running for governor of the State of Denial.

By the way Kazaam, UCF plays Boston College on Saturday night. If they win that one, will you then be satisfied with your lot in life?

Hey Kazaam....I admire your will to fight these retarded babooms from gaysville...But really buddy, you are wasting your time ...

stupid gaytor fans are everywhere, the sad part is, they don't even realize they are stupid , they have an IQ below an Amoeba which of course is sufficient to get a passing grade for that toilet of an university in the middle of the trailer-trash city they live...It makes them feel important to come to this blog and talk trash since that is all their limited IQ can
understand..

Here is a small example of stupid gator people...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M8xxfTVQIc

one last public service announcement ...Tell
yur boy Chaly to go on a diet before he has a heart attact, I'm worry about him.

Hey Cote , your a left wing Douche...Plus don't care about fantasy football.

Jacory Harris name stater seems iffy to me...

@ Gator Nation, @ Boats-N-Hoes (can you even afford a boat?)...

So your team is going to get smacked this year, probably losing five games, and is a shell of itself from just a few years ago. And the best you can do is stroke yourselves over a columnist's state rankings? Oh, and your school is dropping like a rock in the academic rankings, too. But illiterates like you don't care about that stuff, right?

Oh boy, Harris as the starter. Why? Did Miami get an extra allotment of footballs for the next game? Did they change the rules? After the 5th interception does Miami get a free try for a field goal to even the odds. Miami QB's are Tweedle dee and Tweedle dum. WTF was Shannon doing when he recruited these two guys?

Kazaam,

Oh yeah... dropping like a rock. From 47th to 51st in the country in the last decade. UM is soooo lousy that you can no longer defend it with football notations, rather you're now using academics, LOL!

LOL... you know what has dropped faster than our four point drop? UM football. HA HA HA!

Suck it Kazaamers

GATOR CHOMP

GATOR NATION is gay, why do you even respond to that hillbilly MF'er? He/she has nothing better to do...fact is, Miami is 7-1 vs the GayTurds in the last 8 games, EVEN AFTER THE CHICKEN GAYTURDS DROPPED US FROM OUR ANNUAL GAME WITH THEM...who drops an in-state opponent unless they are SCARED & GETTING THEIR A$$E$ whipped on a regular basis? Only UFelony!
This scumbag talks like most GayTurd hillbillies do...fact is, the GayTurds are known more for their failures than their successes over the years...afterall, Miami still has more football national championships in the past 25 years than UFelony has in their ENTIRE HISTORY....we won'e EVEN talk about the CWS Baseball Championships...OH, what the h*ll, Miami has FOUR, UFelony has NONE, including Miami BEATING UFelony in the CWS Championship game one time.
UFelony Scum all talk a big game...think about it for a moment, what else is there to do in GaysVille? Super WalMart only has sales on a weekly basis, and the KKK only meets every other Saturday on the outskirts of that town, UP THERE IN SOUTHERN GEORGIA, "y'all" - F**KING people up there tell people in Miami to speak English - have you ever tried to make out what a redneck hillbilly from GaysVille is saying once they start "Y'all-ing" everyone? They sound like they have a mouthful....oh, that's right, MOST OF THEM DO....time to swallow, GayTurd Nation....I SAID SWALLOW, you redneck hillbilly, green-toothed, cousin inpregnating, "family fun" low life, trailor-park trash parasite, skid-marks-on-ur-underwear human waste!!

Why would I care about UCF or whatever UF academic rankings you're talking about?

Great call letting Harris start for Ohio State - Morris got away with some poor decisions and missed some deep throws Harris wouldn't have.

Stay Classy UMIKE

After all this damn bickering back and forth (and reading about it 'cause it's freakin funny). I have to chime in. I lived in SoFlo basically my whole life and even if I mainly watched Pro football I always rooted for UM. So they will always have a soft spot and they will always be #2 in my eyes. Problem is I got a full ride for UF, so naturally I am part of GatorNation. I admit, in G-ville, they have their *ahem* locals. But who doesn't. So I'm sorry but Gators all the way even though I agree that this year is going to be rough as shizz. But keep the trash coming it's hilarious.

@ Gator Nation, you still don't get it. It's the hypocrisy that makes me wanna puke. Your AVERAGE team throws three INTs against FAU...FAU?!?! My mom could start on FAU's DL. Your AVERAGE team is going to get smoked this year, double digit losses on the way from LSU, USC, 'Bama and FSU. Embarrassing losses last year, too. And you come on here to talk smack?!?!

And from 47 to 51? It's going to get a lot worse now that Governor Skeletor is running the show. But what does it matter up there? The only thing they read in Gainesville are music notes for banjos.

kazaam,
you must be so proud of umike and fzeeeb.
always good to have friends.

Have any of you heard the rumor going around today that Obama is going to anounce tommorow night that he's not going to run? Everybody is talking about it. Apparently if this is true the market is set to jump 3,000 points.

Mr.Cote, please keep the Liberal Dirt Bag politics to yourself. Nobody cares what you think and you're an idiot. You're the same moron who said John Beck would be the next great Dolphins quarterback. Get a life man!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

It's official, Mr. Woodcock is a moron!!!

U. Miami is not worth talking about this season..and probably next. Let's hope the Phins get something positive done vs NE.

All I'll say is ...since Coker's Ohio St loss in what BCS calls the championship (sloppy game, penalties, turnovers) no coach has been able to stop the on field disclipline issue..Golden hasn't yet either.

Shadow, a ton of world wide soccer games yesterday..

I saw a fantastic game at a German restaurant in Miami... Poland scored in the 91st to take a 2-1 lead. Thinking they've beaten Germany (not counting East Germany) for the first time ever...
Germany scores on the last shot of the game.

Oddly however, the Italian ref added a minute to the 3 minutes..probably because of the time Poland used to celebrate their goal. But time doesn't normally get added for a goal score.

He also botched a sure penalty when the Polish player was taken down in the box from behind..by playing advantage. You shouldn't play advantage when it's a PK.

I mean Miami football is no Polish soccer but I bet some people will find the season entertaining...

Macho Man

Fair is fair: some beef cake for the ladies.

http://images2.dailykos.com/i/user/3/Marcus_Bachmann_Iowa_Corn-dog.jpg

Cote-
your a liberal scum...like shapiro...really. That was so tastless that I am pretty sure your were drunk during this blog.

herald comes off the favorites bar today. Sun Sentinel here i come.

freakin a man....you obama people are sick!

Chris F... this one's for you:

Greg, use this for your next blog post:

http://tinyurl.com/3y4mryy

Great picture of Michelle Bachmann. However I often feed your wife my hot dog just like that. Take care Cote. LOL

@ UMike as far as us people up in here in what you call Southern Georgia there are some UM fans like myself fending off all of the smelly hole fans and Gay Turds and shutting all of them up with our 5 nat. champs and more current Nfl allstars than ANY University. So go easy on your brethren. As far as Gay Turd Nation is concerned go have an appletini at the University Club with your boyfriend or billy goat (which ever you doing) and know your role. While your at it ask Jeremy Foley why he keeps ducking us.

Gator Nation? Is there such a thing? The Wanna-be Canes, I mean the Gators who all their lives have been the 3rd best team in the state of Florida expect the Teblow era...are talking about the U. C'mon wait until the NCAA comes knocking on your door, You'll make your idols' (UM) scandal seem like a slap on the wrist. Gator Nation? Wow..the power of the internet.

Gator Nation? Is there such a thing? The Wanna-be Canes, I mean the Gators who all their lives have been the 3rd best team in the state of Florida expect the Teblow era...are talking about the U. C'mon wait until the NCAA comes knocking on your door, You'll make your idols' (UM) scandal seem like a slap on the wrist. Gator Nation? Wow..the power of the internet.

Hey Gator Nation....I mean Gainsville Nation, or alligator nation or crocodile nation..whatever you guys wanna call yourselves, We might get hit hard by the NCAA but I guarantee you this and mark my words hillbilly nation, UM is going to win another championship before your Hillbilly Nation or Gator Nation does. That'll give us 6 to your 3.

UF has been relevant in college football since 2006. All this gayturd fans having watching footbal and Timmy started playing for their team. Gator Nation knows college football from 2006-2010.

Tebows Orton & Brady,

Gator Nation exists, is alive and strong. Last month I spent one week Kobe, Japan and one week in Limoges, France on business. Between layovers, continents and other travels, I must have seen at least ten people wearing Gator apparel. Obviously, I saw several other schools as well, including FSU, UCF and FIU. I did not see ONE SINGLE UM supporter.

That's the thing, you leave South Florida and UM exists in University of Maryland/University of Michigan, etc. scUM hardly has a presence outside of South Florida. NOBODY wears your football junk anymore, and you're a relatively small school with only a handful of alumni.

CHOMP CHOMP

Small school with only a handful of alumni...

Yeah, and one that has more football titles and is academically better than your overrated trailer-ville PoS school.

And funny how the most watched football games all involve the U (look it up, douche).

Oh, and that stupid "chomp chomp" thing you do...I'm sure that's a reference to your chomping down on sausages about the size of the one that Bachmann is all over.

Kazaam,

i am with Mr. Woodcock and FZB on the insertion of #12 into the starting line-up against the buckeyes.

mike1,

saw israel's u-21 team against england and they were ahead 1-0 at halftime. didn't see any of the international friendlies execpt for el tri 1-0 over chile, a pretty good side.

Kazaam,

i believe al golden figured that as a benched senior jacorry harris would sulk as a back-up and that stephen morris would provide more coming off the bench. morris wasn't that bad monday night, to these eyes.

Kazaam, UM games are highly rated because everyone loves to tune in to see the nation's most hated team get embarrassed month after month, year after year. You guys talk so much swagger, but the following is anything but swagger... its actually quite embarrassing and is the reason why the nation hates UM and why UM is completely irrelevant outside of South Florida.

Recent nationally televised embarrassments:

Virginia 48, UM 0 (Orange Bowl Farewell) ESPN

Peach Bowl Louisiane State (Who?) 40, UM 3 (ESPN)

MCS Computers Nevada 20, UM 21 (ESPN)

Emerald Bowl California 24, UM 10 (ABC)

Champs Bowl Wisconsin 20, UM 14 (ABC)

Sun Bowl Notre Dame 33, UM 17 (CBS)

Louisville 31, UM 7 (ABC)

Virginia Tech 44, UM 14 (ABC)

Oklahoma 51 (!!!), UM 13 (ABC)

UF 26, UM 3 (ESPN)

FSU 45, UM 17 (ABC)

The Truth,

agreed that everyone tunes in to watch "the most hated team in america" lose; however the UM team of today does not exhibit the horrible qualities and conduct of randal hill, the conduct against texas and ND, the camiflage gear, michael irvin or the rest of the antics of days past. like the yankees, there will always be haters.

That's a pretty embarrassing record.

I don't know what's more pathetic, UM's recent nationally televised audience record UM's recent bowl record (1-4) with single win courtesy of a single point against the all mighty Nevada?

Ouch.

You can't block the sun with your finger. The Truth said it all. In life management is everything, and since Shalala came to Miami the fortunes of the football team were well documented in The Truth's last post. We have been just "hoooooorible!"

"Truth" - I didn't post whatever you're responding to but UM will never be irrelevant. There were two stories on the front page of ESPN.com yesterday about UM changing quarterbacks. People care one way or another. They don't all care enough to look up the scores of all UM's bad games over the past seven years but they do care on some level.

I'm sorry FIU isn't interesting enough to keep your attention but give it a rest already, you're not going to convince any UM fans that it isn't awesome being a fan of UM football.

BTW, I guess it's confusing with all those knockoff Louisiana state colleges in FIU's conference but LSU is actually better known in some parts of the country than those other schools.

Mr. Woodcock - UM almost went three consecutive undefeated seasons "under Shalala", I haven't seen her botch a snap or drop a ball yet.

Kazaam,

the best thing that carpetmuncher donna shalala can be credited with is not bringing barry alvarez in as football coach or AD; although i love the bruising power running attack that became wisconsin's trademark under alvarez, i don't think the fans of "high-flyin" miami football would have approved. they like to seee the canes tossin' that thing all over the field.

fellers,

saw the "sportscentury" hour devoted to walter payton- the toughest guy i have ever seen to go with all that talent. in college i thought charles white was the toughest because at 185 pounds, he carried the ball for USC between 35-40 times/game and absorbed incredible punishment from many defenders while totin' the pigskin. walter payton didn't absorb punishment- he inflicted it, along with his blocking, receiving and occasional passing skills. easily in the top five runners of all-time.

She's credited with too much. She didn't fire Larry Coker or hire Randy Shannon. She didn't fire Randy Shannon or hire Al Golden. She didn't move the team from the Orange Bowl to Joe Robbie. She didn't knowingly take money from a Ponzi schemer.

She has nothing to do with the football team, she spends all her time running a university.

@I Support Kazaam

"My mom could start on FAU's DL." She's a big woman?

Also, what's up with all the racism and gay slurs? Gay bashing stopped being cool like 15 years ago.

Greg, do you think you could get control of your blog or are the racist, gay bashers too much for you to handle?

@Kazaam

Why do you always say people are talking about FIU when they are not? We're talking about UM here. You should make your arguments without putting words in people's mouths.

OC Dolphin,

in a very optimistic mood for my dolphin prediction: 9 wins, 7 losses

patriots-L
texans-W
browns-W
chargers-L
jets-L
broncos-W
giants-L
chieves-W
redskins-W
bills-W
cowboys-W (!!!)
raiders-W
eagles-L
bills-L
pats-L
jets-W

am saying optomistic because the dolphins have never defeated the texans, i believe, and picking them over the browns and cowboys in away games where they will certainly be underdogs.

TYPO ALERT:

think the word is spelled optimistic, as in the opening portion of the prediction; however an optimistic 9-7 means the playoffs are out for this year, which means sparano and staff are out also, despite being in the toughest division in football, a hair ahead of the AFC central because the drop-off from steelers and ravens to the browns s greater tha from the patriots and jets to the dolphins.

Point - you're allowed to call FAU's offensive line a bunch of girls on a blog, this ain't communist china.

There are no "arguments" being made here, just a bunch of trashing on UM from FIU or UF fans. I'm guessing that a UF fan would have known what team Louisiana State is.

Any "optimistic" prediction for the Dolphins requires a season sweep of the Bills.

The Dolphins will not sweep anybody this year.

Yeah Kazaam, why you keep putting FIU words into people's mouths. This ain't about FIU, this about UM and how much the SUCK.

However, now that we're on the topic, FIU is doing great things and they'll probably eclipse you sooner than later.

...outsider looking in...

Kaz - I know it's cool to call FAU's linemen a bunch of girls. I mean, their DL is not particularly huge or masculine but the minimum required body type to be on any Dline is generally larger than the average woman. So I was just wondering if your supporter's mother is a big woman.

Also, my bad for insinuating that there were arguments being made. You are absolutely right about that.

And I just reread my last post. The racism and gay bashing comments were not aimed specifically at your supporter. I realized it may have been read that way. Not that he/she is completely innocent.

@Point...racist?? Where did that come from? In that case, you're a misogynist for calling my momma a big woman.

And gay slur? It's okay for Cote to use the double entendre and the term "tea bagger," but I can't take a shot at a chomping dork for the same thing? In fact, I think Gator Nation is a woman. Oh, but then you'll come back and call me sexist, too. Get a life.

Kaz's supporter - Last I checked, White is a race. All the redneck/hillbilly/trailer park stuff is a slur. Maybe you think it's dumb, but it's really offensive to people from the area. Also, "Gayturd" is pretty obviously a slur.

You said your mom could be on the Dline, not me. I was just asking. I didn't say it was okay for Cote to say that stuff. I think the way he laces his blogs with stuff like that keeps female sports fans away from him.

And you tell me to get a life. You wouldn't say half the stuff you say on this blog in person. I think you need to take a look in the mirror. Jackass.

Trailer-ville is a slur? Jesus, I can't take shots at an entire less-than-cosmopolitan area without being labeled a racist? BTW, douche, I was kidding about the misogynistic thing...doesn't bother me that you call my momma a big woman. She could probably kick your wimpy, sensitive arse. Now run along and plant some flowers somewhere.

Shadow, as we often seen, sometimes we win games we think are sure losses and vice versa. We cannot beat the Texans no matter what; maybe it's time. But Texans are the best in years now.

I cannot even begin to predict actual games, but I'm doubting they finish above 8-8. Not bad enough to get a top draft (which they would squander anyway).

I may go to the game in Dallas.

Last Friday, the Poles squandered a 1-0 lead missing open goals, and fully decked out Mexicans managed to tie ending 1-1. Still, Poles seem to be improving from their dismal ways, with nice results against Argentina, Germany and the best Mexican team ever.

The Euro 2012 qualifying has turned out to be very dramatic for mos groups.

There down to the wire and so many teams still fighting for 1st or 2nd. ..including a current 3 way tie between Portugal, Denmark, Norway with 2 games left.

Some surprising results in World Cup qualification, Asian zone..but two teams advance so I'm sure it'll work out like expected in the end,

Kazaam,

i was teetering on the @buffalo loss, but the fact that they are playing in the cold and have lost to ryan fitzgerald and friends up there is what did it. 10-6 would be playoff material, and a win at the bills could be in the offing, but beating division opponents twice a year is not easy for anybody.

OC, who are the chieves? Did Wolfgang Puck buy an NFL team and change the name? What's the decal on the helmet a baked potato and "chieves?"

That's why you fail young Kazam. Those championships that you said we almost won under Donna the Troll are which ones? The Ohio State game, I give you that one, although the talent on that team was pre Troll. Which are the other two? The next two seasons under Coker's management as the team began their spiral into mediocrity? Who kept Coker on after the program started to sink? Who signed off on the St. Valentine's day massacre when Coker fired all the assistants? Who fired Coker after he had dropped the program to 7-5? Who hired assistant coach Randy Shannon to head coach? Who kept Randy on for 5 years? The captain of the ship doesn't row or steer but when the ship hits a rock and sinks it's his fault.

Woodcock - you're right, Shalala came in 2001, the three season stretch I was talking about was 2000, 2001, and 2002, with only two losses (Washington and Ohio State) keeping UM from 3 straight undefeated seasons and championships.

But you're also misinformed as to the role Donna Shalala plays at UM - she runs the school, not the football team. The athletic director kept Coker. The athletic director approved Coker's firings. The athletic director fired Coker. The athletic director hired Randy Shannon. The athletic director kept Randy on for 5 years and the athletic director finally fired him.

She signed off on those decisions like she would a hiring or firing proposal from the Physics chair via the A&S dean - she never claimed to have a complete understanding of football or physics, that's why schools have athletic directors and deans.

Shalala is a scapegoat, pure and simple. UM has won championships under university presidents who actively wanted to destroy the program (Foote), and you're telling me UM's problems stem from a woman who leaves all the football decisions to someone else?

If you take a long, hard look in the mirror you'll realize that UM was Boise St.ing for many years, scheduling one or two marquee games a year and coasting on easy week in - week out competition. Our problems started as soon as we had to play UNC, GTech, and VTech three weeks in a row instead of Syracuse, Temple, and Connecticut.

Mr Woodcock,

leaf>leaves, knife>knives, calf>calves, therfore: chief>chieves; didn't they teach you no english as a youngin'? and of course my favorite hockey squad is the toronto maple leaves, no matter what the lettering on the sweater says.

Kazaam,

read the article by "uncle luke" about kirby hocutt. didn't luther campbell ply the canes of the 80s and 90s with all kinds of perks his own personal self? as bad as nevin shapiro has been, i find it a little funny that luther campbell would have this much to say about activities that he MAY have done also but didn't get nabbed

PEYTON MANNING DONE?

it looks as though the colts will suffer with a graybeard (literally) lousy kerry collins at the helm this season, but methinks that continuing neck/spinal cord damage could put peyton manning in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, which would be dreadful. he has had a long career, filled with personal and team achievements, and real consideration should be given to retirement for this reallly tremendous player and seemingly really nice fellow.


Have any of you heard the rumor going around today that Obama is going to anounce tommorow night that he's not going to run? Everybody is talking about it. Apparently if this is true the market is set to jump 3,000 points.

Posted by: Mr. Woodcock | September 07, 2011 at 07:19 PM
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Man, we have been saying that for months at work between co-workers..

Peyton Manning is finished.

I see Daniel Thomas is filling in perfectly for departed RB Ronnie Brown... He's Hurt!

Hey Cote , your a left wing Douche...Plus don't care about fantasy football.

Jacory Harris name stater seems iffy to me...

Posted by: FZB
Cote-
your a liberal scum...like shapiro...really. That was so tastless that I am pretty sure your were drunk during this blog.

herald comes off the favorites bar today. Sun Sentinel here i come.

freakin a man....you obama people are sick!

Posted by: Chris F.

i wonder if there is a correlation between awful grammer, (misuse of the words YOU'RE and YOUR), and ridiculous right wing drivel.
fellas, a little less FOX news, and a little more READING.

as for you D bag cane haters coming out of the woodwork now that we're down, you sound like babies.
miami irrelevant?
that's funny. you dropped us from the schedule when we were putting more players in the NFL than anyone. we were winning 5 national titles, we were in contention for 3 more, and you morons dropped us from your schedule.
anything the gators have done since that despicably WEAK decision has rang hollow.
period.
and FIU?
what does that mean? you're nothing. maybe one day you'll actually field a competitive team, have some incredible alumni with success in the NFL, have some legendary coaches within your ranks..
until then, you sound like idiots.

Dolphins resigned Larry Johnson, he's better than Lex Hilliard but as the bard says, it's better to fail forward fast, I hope Johnson doesn't take carries away from Daniel Thomas.

Thomas was a high pick and it's pretty early to call him a bust, even by the Dolphins' standards.

David In LA...Did not realize you are the acting NAZI GRAMMAR POLICE but is good to see you back in the blog, a little disappointed to know you are bit to the left but anyone that likes Pink Floyd as much as I do is ok in my book...

Here is a little something for you left fielder's Obami lovers, you Cote and David...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAUZFMHXbD8&feature=related

and they called Bush a monkey in a suit, imagine that.

How many would have done Sissy from goody good show "Family Affair?" I did Mrs. Beasley...

Now that the NFL season is underway the Cincinnati Bengals have officially called Carson Palmer's bluff.

Anyone looking at the numbers could say that Palmer was washed up but anyone who saw some games last year might think differently. Carson Palmer is in the prime of his career and would be an elite quarterback on a halfway decent team - I don't know why it isn't a bigger story that he would walk away rather than play for the Bengals, I've never heard of that happening with any franchise quarterback before.

Dolphins would sweep the Bills with Palmer.

To i am kazaam. Just a thought maybe its because the owners control what comes.out. im sure they all know the bengals owners are the worst in football but no one will say it

Kazaam, all I know is that as soon as that little troll came over we went into the tank. She would do better strapping on a dildo and heading for Key West than staying at the UM. Like Michael Corleone said to Moe Green, "Maybe you're just not lucky." As long as that former bag lady for the boys downtown in the Democratic Party is running the show we're fucked. We would do better with that imbecile Obama running the show.

To the current fighting going on here over college ball. Im not college ball fan. Maybe its the constant obvious error or the obvious superior skill thats always apparent. This is just my opinion and i feel its objective.cuz.im not fan. The best college football team in florida is florida state. As they were up came down now it looks like they are back in their way up again. We have a tie at second its UF and SFU its sad to say but it seems Central Florida have been making a push for 4th and a distant 5 is UM. Its possible that UF is on their way down quick.
You know whats funny. When UM fan talk about the dolphin they blast the current FO and claim how bad they have been lately(this.is.how others see your team) but when they talk about their belove UM their speech goes.into a.loop how they won champioship.
Stop claiming how great ur.team was 13 years ago its getting old stop it. Its sad but the little interest by the nation regarding your team its.because some of.us still remember how.great you were and how bad you are.now.
Gator nation is onlife support you were not great for long so to follow that with mediocrity will not be tolerated.

To i am.kazaam. remember barry sanders.did it. He walk.away.when he was.at.his prime. We see how they did after that

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