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February 07, 2014

The Olympics poll. Last day to vote!; plus Dolphins' draft, Marlins projection, Angela Means, approval for Beckham/MLS & more

1aa1ameoly1) It is SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8. Click on RANDOM EVIDENCE for today's latest Sunday notes-column, package, leading with the Winter Olympics. 2) U.S. contingent (right) during the Opening Ceremonies. 3) In The Previous Blogpost (ITPB): Confessions of a soccer fan: David Beckham/MLS and soccer-in-Miami poll, Chad 'n Brad lead UM recruiting class & more. 4) Follow us on Twitter @gregcote and also on Instagram, Vine and Facebook.

"Heat lose at Utah. Mass though half-hearted panic sweeps Miami!" --Greg Cote

1aa1beatlesThe Beatles: Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' groundbreaking appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I'll offer a new blogpost Monday that will include a retrospective on what the Beatles meant to me, and why.

DELIVER YOUR VERDICT ON OLYMPICS IN GENERAL AS SOCHI GAMES BEGIN: The Winter Games in Sochi commenced officially with Opening Ceremonies including the parade of nations featuring a record 230-athlete U.S. 1aa1aolyscontingent, and now competition is fully underway. I'll admit to being a flag-waving jingoist, which probably drives my interest in the Olympics. Winter or summer, once every
1aa1aolyssochifour years I look forward to watching sports I'd otherwise have zero interest in -- bobsled! -- simply to cheer America vs. the world. But that's just me. You? Not asking here about Russia hosting these Games. This isn't a vote on Vladimir Putin. This is simply asking whether or not you're into the Olympics in general. Take a dip in our poll and say why.

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DRAFTNIKS SAY DOLPHINS WILL DRAFT NOTRE DAME TACKLE:
Dueling ESPN draftniks Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay don't agree on much, including who'll go No. 1 overall to Houston in May's NFL Draft. Kiper says QB Johnny Manziel; McShay says DE Jadevon Clowney. But the warring nerds do agree in their latest mock drafts that that, Miami, at No. 19, will select Notre Dame OT Zack Martin (pictured). Seems logical. He's 6-4 and 308, it's a position of desperate need, and he's said to be pro-ready.

1aa1angelameansNEW CANES QB IS SON OF '90S ACTRESS: New Hurricanes QB recruit Brad Kaaya is the son of a minor 1990s actress, Angela Means, whose most notable roles (according to movie website IMDb) were in House Party 3 (1994), Friday (1995) and Cousin Skeeter (1998). It is not believed any of those performances resulted in an OScar, but we're still checking.   

Poll result: Soccer polarizes, but solid support for Beckham/MLS team here: A reminder that soccer tends to be a love it-or-hate it proposition. We asked in the last blogpost (you may still vote) about your interest in David Beckham bringing a Major League Soccer team to Miami, and 46.9 percent said "very excited" but 33.8% said "not interested." The other 19.3% said "somewhat intrigued."

MARLINS: "WE'RE NO. 25!": Spring training is around the corner, and that means it's time to start wondering if the Marlins will be really bad again or movin' on up to mediocre. ESPN in its pre-spring rankings slots Miami 25th of 30 teams and projects a 73-89 record, but calls the Marlins a "deep sleeper" that could potentially win 85 and sneak into ther wild-card hunt.

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Been watching the NFL draft live for years. ESPN with Kiper is better vs NFL network with Mayock. Kiper is almost comical in his appearance & drive but light years better than Mayock who not only seems to get the person to be selected wrong but the position he thinks the team is going in also.

Logic lends an assumption to Fin fans that O line will be rebuilt during the 2014 draft due to the lack of good overall talent the team fielded in 2013. ND tackle? Maybe, perhaps the highly touted T out of Alabama would be my initial guess.

Mike1 voted 266 times?

Olympic hockey is awesome but most of you here have never laced up a pair of skates in your lives no appreciation too bad. If you can't get a little excited about the Olympics than you have no soul. Draft a tackle yes please ND Alabama doesn't matter keep McKinnie on the other side and we're set no busts! Friday great old school movie those were funny times those 90's movies Ice Cube the star in that one I believe. Marlins will win 85 games when pigs fly GO RED SOX REPEAT!!!!!!!

BB,

Nope never played Hockey ( & I still have all my teeth).....But have you ever water ski'd or kite surfed??

Definetly more fun & you don't lose any teeth doing it....and on the plus side alot of bikini laden sights to see, compared to looking at heffer's wearing large winter coats.

Wood,

LMFAO !!! Maybe Mike1 & Kaz sharing a condo somewhere..

Oh its time to arm those blindfolded monkey's in a dark room with darts again.....err I mean its time to talk about the draft really?

Did anybody happen to catch this:

http://grist.org/list/dad-arrested-after-trying-to-pick-kids-up-from-school-on-foot-instead-of-in-a-car/?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=outbrain-trending

WOW...you wanna talk about your stereo-typical southern law enforcement!!! ...Thank god the guy didn't say "oye consorte dejame recoger a mi nino" or he wouldn't have survived the arrest....

But was that southern law enforcement outdone by this mental giant of a cop:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/cop-arrests-on-duty-firefighter-over-parking-feud-150128011.html?vp=1

Poll question of the day: Who is the stupider cop !!

Freaking Kite skiing more fun than hockey? We used to play pond hockey all day growing up in Winter a total blast nothing like it what the frick is kite skiing? Sport has nothing to do with women walking around in coats try going to a few clubs in some hockey cities. Only NHL players lose teeth and doesn't happen that often what a lame criticism. Honestly it's mostly just a geographical issue if you never did it growing up you'll never get it. Crticizing the sport based on that alone makes you and others here look dim witted.

Marlins 25th best team?
that's being optimistic...
never has a team signed so many .225 hitters as free agents.
Sleepers?....yes....as in a coma.

Ice skated as a kid, never played ice hockey. During gym class we would occasionally play indoor version, hollow plastic puck, hockey rules, gym shoes. Quite a bit of fun, as we would check each other, sometimes getting knocked into the bleachers. Ah, to grow up in the late 70's, dodge ball, real tackle. Competition was real, the great players were your go to guys, good players made the team, bad players were sent home, winners got the earned trophy. The losers congratulated the winners, went home more determined to improve their game to a higher level.

I am not listening to Cuban Americans talk to me about the merits of hockey anymore. A fools errand. jimbo if you're Cuban I apologize I also grew up in late 70's and remember those games you speak of very well.

Jimbo and BB..I like that ND tackle/guard..the guy is a football player, and the guy from Bama is intriguing for sure..

no offense taken BB, we Cubans don't even know what a hockey puck looks like, but we do know about asses and tits fo sure.

Good I think MCKinney is staying for another year or 2 if either can play then we're getting close.

Exactly BB....its all geographical, I've never played hockey & you don't even know what Kite surfing is.. so lets just say we each have fun our own way and leave the petty insults alone.
& If you don't wanna deal with cubans talking about hockey then don't bring it up on a Miami blog......

Look at the blog heading it's about the Winter Olympics could you be anymore freaking stupid?

oh oh...are we starting with this stupid name calling again?..such immature childish behaviour, you boys need to learn from me, I'm never called anyone any names on this blog..hehe

well, I did called our owner stupid and clueless and D Aponte a back stabbing bitch..

Jimbo you called it right. The Meaning of Life...

BB also you speak of "if you never did it growing up you'll never get it. Crticizing the sport based on that alone makes you and others here look dim witted."

I've never taken it up the keester growing up either & yet if I criticize it I look dim witted.......C'MON MAN!!

There's alot of things that you don't have to try to know that you won't like it!!!

BTW also you statement: "Only NHL players lose teeth and doesn't happen that often" doesn't hold water either:
"Out of 479 injured hockey players studied, 44 percent had a dental related injury"

http://www.medicaldaily.com/nhl-playoffs-10-best-toothless-smiles-2013-hockey-semifinals-250813

Chit you wanna call me stuoid that's fine...I will accept that coming from a "Mass-a-chochan"....

& since when does anybody on here pay attention to the blog subject....

Yup like I said it happens mostly at the professional level anything else you want me to school you in today?


OC, this Buds fer you ah bud...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJwIxh_TWIA

FZ / Wood,

Finally free @ last from the wife ordeal..
But You wanna talk about being born under a lucky star & the light at the end of the tunnel...(first my wife has me as a husband), then she goes back to work on Tuesday after her 3 month nightmare to find out she has been promoted and is getting a raise !!! long live the U !!!!

BB
Wait a minute!!! you said it doesn't happen that much...last time I checked 44% is almost half...I think it is you who needs to go back to school and learn math...

Good things happen to good people, bro. I'm glad you walked the walk taking care of your wife. Lots and lots of people now a days don't give a fock.

BB..Have you ever been to a Columbus day regatta here in the 305?..come on down brother, you don't know what your missing..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhgvz7p1xQ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnTwFBNDX2s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYY4s31MfLo

but don't bring the wife..

I see the blog is going as planned today, name calling,"my city's better then yours" etc, etc,
Carry on boys.......

Naranja,

happy for ya bro..the most important thing is the wife is ok and getting a raise on top of that?..America, what a country!

F*** you, you f***in f***s ya. How's that for name calling anti...

oh chit, I forgot I was supposed to be talking about Hockey, hehe

These arguments don't hold water or ice. There are over 710,000 Cubans living in Alaska, for Pete's sake. What, you mean to argue that that Alaskan population hibernates during the each winter?

While I've never played hockey, I have skied for 35 years and dare say that that sport has provided more personal enjoyment than any other that I've ever done.

Now, you'll excuse me as I go ice skate over this 27 degree weather to take the garbage out.

Hockey schmockey lets talk about titties & beer...

A Finnish study conducted in 1991 and 1992 is not relevant to current events sorry. Class dismissed.

27 degrees damn it's hot...

Never could get the hang of ice skating. Weak ankles...

27 degrees! Holly chit, bra, how do you find it to take a wiz?

Naranja and FZ, poor OC Dolphin, brother. In that kind of temperature no self respecting Cuban would be doing anything but staying in bed with two heaters one foot from the bed blasting away while wrapped between six colchas, tres abrigos, a hot water bottle, and mainlining chocolate caliente from La Palma on 8th street. And that's just when the temperature drops one degree below 50!

"Alabao!" Que clase de culo, mi hermano.

boys..I'm trying to get BB to come down to the 305 and experience some of our tropical scenery..so to speak.

oye OC,,where did you come up with that figure that there are 710,000 cubans in Alaska?..more like 7 if you ask me.

The US Census, FZ, and that was the 2010 number. I'm sure it's now higher.

FZ, Did you see Obama dancing the other nite before his State of the union address????

http://youtu.be/Nw6g8op_Dz8

that can't be right bro..710,000 cubans in Alaska?..por favor.

FZB

Unlike some of our less intellectually inclined fellow blog mates, OC does not pull "facts" out of his arse. If he says it, it's so.

hahahahahahahah !!!, Obi's dance is funny..

Tom, you don't understand bro, if is down below 55 degrees we bring out 4 pairs of sucks, and 5 blankets and that's inside the house, we won't even venture outside..

no,no..not possible..

OC- I did not even think there were 700,000 people living in alaska? What the hell do for work.

what do they do for work?

731,000 residents in Alaska and there all Cuban????
Talk about a long raft ride........

I think OC is smoking something today..hehe

This is interesting seems like LaCanfora isn't much of a Miami fan but some good info in there.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/24434345/new-gm-same-old-problems-for-dolphins-despite-cap-space

BB..that article you posted on the Dolphins talks about all the dysfunction at the top of the organization and all the problems we have as we move forward....it seems no one around the league thinks very highly of our idiot owner and that includes me.

keeping Philbin and Aponte over a much qualified GM candidate is beyond stupid...but I'm stll hoping it turns out ok.

Tres pinguinos que se escaparon del zologico de Miami y calleron en Alaska. Pepin, Pepito, y Palitroque!

BB, I suspect LaCanfora's assessment of Miami's past, current and likely future ineptitude is pretty accurate...

I don't. It strikes me as a "the sky is falling in Miami" article when in fact I don't believe it is.

We have approx. 12 million total Cubes. Roughly 11 mil on the Island and 1 mil somewhere else. This does not included first generation Cuban-whatever in a diaspora country. Native borns and trust me except for the three penguins the only Cubans in Alaska are there because they walked across the Bering Strait from Russia on their way to Miami.

Oye, OC, put down the bottle, bro.

BB, you're a man of great faith sir...

Yeah still a homer I guess always will be.

I've found Cubans in the strangest places all over the world but the best story of finding a Cuban in an unexpected place was told to me by my Mom's best friend. She went to Egypt and took a tour to the Pyramids and when they got there they found a place that rented camels and all of a sudden this guy completely dressed in the rag head bath robe with the hoodie and the whole nine yards walked up to her group and asked, "Ustedes son cubanos? To say the woman was startled is an understatement. Turns out the guy was a crew member of a Cuban government fishing vessel that was fishing the Mediterranean and their port of service was Alexandria. When it came time for him to rotate back to Cuba he stayed in Egypt and after a while started the camel rental business by the Pyramids. At night he had a belly dancer business.

El bravo de la pelicula. The guy saved enough dough to buy a place on the Mediterranean and was living better than the Egyptians.

Now that they have all the political upheaval in Egypt I keep waiting for the Army to name him president of the country.

BB..I'm still a homer right along side with ya..but I'm afraid our idiot clueless owner is bringing us down into the crapper "mucho fast"....

Wood's..bra, I think OC meant to say there are 7 1/2 cubans in Alaska..el tipo se la comio meng.


Correction:

The number I posted was the state's population in 2010, of which a percentile of .1% are Cuban. Meaning close to a thousand Cubes, not the state's population of 710k as I incorrectly listed.

Still, the point is valid. A thousand Cuban-Americans in cold climate are going to adapt to their new environment just as any other cultural group when adopting a new home.

I still think is 7... Alaska has mucho cold...not for me.

Woody,

As far as strange places to find Cubans your guy in Egypt tops mine story, I actually didn't meet the guy face to face but once I had to call an American base in the Philippines to track down a friend of mine ( a Colonel ) and the guy that answered the line was from Santiago de Las Tunas...the guy had just been here for like 4 yrs and had joined the Army...so from balsero to serving our great country.

Hey OC, it just occurred to us Superman was Cuban...

The strangest place to find a Cuban is at the welfare office.

Tom..unfortunately a lot of the new generation Cubans that grew up under communism don't have the same work ethic as the old school Cubans...

Yup..

FZB how sad. Cubans are natural born entrepreneurs. I guess communism, like liberalism, sucks the best out of men and women.

Really dork?

One of the most accurately insightful posts registered here on this blog:

FZB how sad. Cubans are natural born entrepreneurs. I guess communism, like liberalism, sucks the best out of men and women.
Posted by: Tom | February 07, 2014 at 10:15 PM

BB, I'm not Cuban descent. Half/half Czech - Austrian heritage, grew up in western Pa, outside of Pittsburgh Pa. Back then men in the family worked steel mills, coal mines. They loved the Steelers. I was a nonconformist, saw Czonka bullying people running the ball and was hooked ever since.

FZB is right, Olympic hockey is great. Like watching some of the downhill skiing. Been on many a slopes in PA & CO and can't imagine flying around - living to tell about it like they do.

Your view on Cuban Americans adapting & thriving where they end up is interesting. I married a woman who was born in the PI & moved to the states when she was 19. 31 years in the Army, retired first sgt with a stack of ribbons on her dress blues. Everywhere we have lived we get familiar with the local Filippinos. Here in small Alexandria Louisiana there's a community of them. They are very good people, have great careers & college educated. The food? wow. All of them treat me golden... you think being twice their size has anything to do with how they treat me?

This country can not maintain greatness by developing a progressive liberal society. The liberal programs that have been in place since FDR are slowing growth in the US. A very small amount of government handouts/help outs can only be maintained with a great economic machine fueled by capitalism. When you destroy the family, replace the working mans wages with government dependancy on a large scale the country crumbles from the ground up. A quick explanation is that true capitalism spurs people to succeed and thrive at what they do, raising the standard of living for the whole family, community, state & country, liberalism is excepting failure or at the very least a lower standard. Simple comparison is the public education vs private schools. US public schools are very well funded but continue to decline, private schools thrive.

Signing McKinnie to a 2 year contract makes sense. Miami should bring at least 2 new O linemen that are ready to start at an NFL level. OT Branden Albert could be revisited & obtained this offseason. I'm sure Philbins greatest complaint on why his team failed to finish strong and make the playoffs is lack of O line talent.
Don't be surprised if Fins go after free agent RB LaGarrett Blount. Bleacher report article stated Miami is looking at Blount to replace RB Daniel Thomas.

Jimbo

If Miami does sign Branden Albert that would put McKinney on the right side where he belongs. With those two and Pouncey that forms the foundation of a fairly decent OL for a couple of years. Too bad Incognito got the bums rap. He was a good guard. Miami will still need to plug that hole.

Cote, How bout a poll to see if your readers here think that Beckham should team-up with UM on his stadium? Joint venture.

In my readings here and there, most Canes fans are in favor of such a venture.

if Miami signs Albert as a LT McKeney won't be a good fit at RT since he's up there in age and has never played the position, they need to get someone else, draft?

there are also a couple of quality guards available in free agency, so my wish list would be a tackle and guard in free agency and the rest through the draft..

and please don't bring back fat John Jerry, he blows.

ps-I can't wait to see who Philbin and Aponte go after.

There is no way McKinney was signed to be the LT.

Jimbo | February 08, 2014 at 07:57 AM

Yes! And it counts!

Well said, Jimbo. Excellent post, buddy. Agree 100%.

LOL worlds lamest circle jerk just keeps delivering!

And then there's this little beaut....

http://www.youtube.com/embed/Xfzxesxk_Yo

Poor yawns, I mean tin foil, I mean the truth, I mean Kazaam, nobody wants to play with him so he shouts out how stupid everyone is.

Circle jerk is good no...

love it when yawns shows up. it sucks not having a pivot man and yawns always delivers. best catcher on cote's blog.

Dickens Cider yah is good...

5 years and soccer is gone again from Sfla. As much as people want SFla to be a soccer town, the people here could care less about anything short of Calle Ocho. Only the Heat (and only near the playoffs) sell out. Every other team struggles. Now how does soccer survive in a Cuban city? Hell, they watch baseball and don't go to baseball games

Not in the USA any longer,
And when one says the good ole USA, you're talking baseball, apple pie, Norman Rockwell, and yes of course, soccer.

Any 'real skiers' happen to catch Bode Miller's practice run on the downhill this morning? Well to those of you who can relate, I need say no more. That track is more impressive than the one Franz Klammer survived to win his gold in 76.

Who cares about Winter Olympics, especially in S.FL. Football is number one, NBA number 2, the rest is filler. I go to beach, bang wife, go fish, play dominos before watch Winter Olympics.

Woodster, I often wondered why I always liked and identified with Franz Klammer. Come to find out, dude was born within hours of OC, Yup, cut out of the same skiing-or-driving-at-the-edge-of-control-cloth. Makes perfect sense now.

Addressed DT with two JUCO's and COURTELL JENKINS?????? You're F'ing kidding me right? Golden is a joke.

Posted by: Marble Mouf | February 08, 2014 at 11:51 AM



Uh, marble mouf? We got one of the best dt's from juco and sec teams were trying to get him also. An sec team would have gotten him if they didnt have the same transfer rule tha ACC has. He could have waited to go to the sec but chose to wait for the ACC . Plus we picked up Moten, another player the sec was after jard and heavy. Yes we adressed the dt position. We definitely need more ,but thats a good start.

Posted by: GeorThe ACC owns the gators;) | February 08, 2014 at 12:09 PM

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OK Cane fan, let's go over this sllloooowwwwly so even U can understand. U addressed the DT position up to EXACTLY where it has been the last 4 Seasons. First off, the last 3 recruiting classes, 2011-2012-2013 Golden was only able to sign 5 total DT's. FIVE ! And NONE were or have been difference makers. This last 2013 Season, there were ONLY 6 TRUE DT's on the roster (not True Big 270-280lb Strong-side DE's like Chic has been ballooned up to because of desperate need at that u could move n pinch down in short yardage situations only). Pretty much 5 of those 6 DT's rotated in for the bulk of the minutes during the Season right? RIGHT now, check the roster as 3 of those 5 that did play have GRADUATED and are GONE (Shannon's final guys). So the DT #'s were down to just 3-THREE LIVE DT bodies, and one never or never will play, on the roster prior to last weeks Signing day... U following ?

U speak of the JUCO DT Michael Wyche that U believe that SEC teams offered. Well pal, they didn't offer. The kid went out to Cali for JUCO and was offered by USC (who recended their offer) for depth only. RIVALS.com has his only other offers as Wash. St. and Arky St. which are his only true offer besides U. SCOUT.com has the exact same offers plus Troy and Auburn as a preferred walkon that would qualify for Financial aid (who has need for someone to play 3rd. team DT in their unique 8-EIGHTMAN DT rotation is all). That's 1-ONE SEC offer and that's it due to the loss of DT's and scheme only for a fat body to play 8-10 plays a game. NOT Start for U and be an integral cog to ur A n B gap D-No scheme. ESPN.com has Arky St., Wash St., Troy, USC n U as his ONLY offers. Now someone, who's been smoking some seriously good chiba at 247Sports.com, has him FULL offered by Alabama n Florida and no other SEC School ! NOT A CHANCE ! Saban has no need and wouldn't even offer as a walkon. Florida NEVER offered, even though they still have 3-4 schollies to give, but did say, once he finished his next semester of JUCO they might talk about a preferred walkon. Why do U think this kid decommitted then when he found out there was no other options and came crawling back to U because Ur so desperate for even AVERAGE DT help ? So that's that story. U got an unranked 3-star DT that had nowhere else to go... Let's go on to the other 3 DT's (actually 2 true DT's) that U are so fired up about shall we ?

JUCO DT Calvin Heurtelou is next... Unranked 3-star offered by Auburn, due to graduation and early future NFL enrollees for their 8 man rotational scheme. NOT as a starter. Mizzou, due to 4 DT graduates, Tenn., who like U offered over 80 kids due to the need for everything are the ONLY SEC schools offering. But Texas St. really went after him hard... Again, all just for non-stating depth. Not come and play right away like he'll need to do for U.

Another 6-0 315 Weeble that Wobbles New Jersey DT Freshman Courtel Jenkins 3-star (and in Cane fan language, a New Jersey 4-star is like a Florida unranked or 2-star.) JUST ONE other offer from PITT period. Not even the sorry D-1 programs offered, except U of course. He'll have to come in and be thrown right into the 5 man rotation and play crunch minutes after fatigue and injuries mount and will get steamrolled. Instead of Red-Shirting, playing limited as a Red-Shirt Fresh and MAYBE develop as a Red-Shirt Soph BACKUP... Kid will be beat up and worthless by 2014 mid-season.

Finally St. Thomas Aquinas TRUE STRONG-SIDE DEFENSIVE END Anthony Moten. Every Top-Program that stockpiles D-Linemen that offered this good long-lean player saw him as a Strong-Side DE that would REDSHIRT, lose 15 of his 280 babyfat pounds, gain 15lbs back in pure muscle strength while not losing but gaining QUICKNESS, then playing sparingly until his Red-Shirt Soph year and then be a major force with GREAT DT and OLB help around him. U know, exactly what Top-SEC Speed SEC Defenses do... But U and Golden will be spouting off how he's GAINED WEIGHT (while losing quickness) and be forced to play the vast majority of his snaps out of position in between the Offensive Tackles inside shoulders right away as a TRUE underdeveloped FRESHMAN !!! He's going to get absolutely broken in half before he's ever ready to compete and ever help as a fully developed Upper-Classmen in Golden's BFF's Penn. St. scheme.

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Soooooo, let's review, shall we ?

Yes we addressed the dt position. We definitely need more ,but that's a good start.

Posted by: GeorThe ACC owns the gators;) | February 08, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Ur happy U got 4 ? DT's in the 2014 Class. With them, U now still only have at max 7-8 DT's on the ENTIRE roster and 3-4 of them aren't ready or much less D-1 talented. U need more ? U've always and will continue to always need more. Everyone does. U NEED MORE THAT CAN PLAY !!! And haven't been there, aren't there and aren't coming. Good start ? Son, Ur not even in the race much less the starting blocks... So good luck to U with that...

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psssssttttttt ... if u could have pulled LOCALS Kahari Clark, Travonte Valentine and just one more of the many top 4 n 5 Star NONE JUCO DT's that were available Nationwide in this class, U'd just might be well on ur way to saying "WE'RE BACK" !!! in 2 or 3 years once they DEVELOPE and are then backed up with even more DT talent the next 2-3 Recruiting Classes n Cycles. Not 1 or 2 DT hits and JUCO scrub band aides every 4-5 years that Golden is pacifying U "ALL IS WELL" Homers ....

Ohhhh, btw, who are those LB's that U signed that will be backing up the D-Line moving forward ? Thought so.

Ur D is Ur D ... Under Golden n Co. always will be...

Addressed DT with two JUCO's and COURTELL JENKINS?????? You're F'ing kidding me right? Golden is a joke.

Posted by: Marble Mouf | February 08, 2014 at 11:51 AM



Uh, marble mouf? We got one of the best dt's from juco and sec teams were trying to get him also. An sec team would have gotten him if they didnt have the same transfer rule tha ACC has. He could have waited to go to the sec but chose to wait for the ACC . Plus we picked up Moten, another player the sec was after jard and heavy. Yes we adressed the dt position. We definitely need more ,but thats a good start.

Posted by: GeorThe ACC owns the gators;) | February 08, 2014 at 12:09 PM

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OK Cane fan, let's go over this sllloooowwwwly so even U can understand. U addressed the DT position up to EXACTLY where it has been the last 4 Seasons. First off, the last 3 recruiting classes, 2011-2012-2013 Golden was only able to sign 5 total DT's. FIVE ! And NONE were or have been difference makers. This last 2013 Season, there were ONLY 6 TRUE DT's on the roster (not True Big 270-280lb Strong-side DE's like Chic has been ballooned up to because of desperate need at that u could move n pinch down in short yardage situations only). Pretty much 5 of those 6 DT's rotated in for the bulk of the minutes during the Season right? RIGHT now, check the roster as 3 of those 5 that did play have GRADUATED and are GONE (Shannon's final guys). So the DT #'s were down to just 3-THREE LIVE DT bodies, and one never or never will play, on the roster prior to last weeks Signing day... U following ?

U speak of the JUCO DT Michael Wyche that U believe that SEC teams offered. Well pal, they didn't offer. The kid went out to Cali for JUCO and was offered by USC (who recended their offer) for depth only. RIVALS has his only other offers as Wash. St. and Arky St. which are his only true offer besides U. SCOUT has the exact same offers plus Troy and Auburn as a preferred walkon that would qualify for Financial aid (who has need for someone to play 3rd. team DT in their unique 8-EIGHTMAN DT rotation is all). That's 1-ONE SEC offer and that's it due to the loss of DT's and scheme only for a fat body to play 8-10 plays a game. NOT Start for U and be an integral cog to ur A n B gap D-No scheme. ESPN has Arky St., Wash St., Troy, USC n U as his ONLY offers. Now someone, who's been smoking some seriously good chiba at 247Sports, has him FULL offered by Alabama n Florida and no other SEC School ! NOT A CHANCE ! Saban has no need and wouldn't even offer as a walkon. Florida NEVER offered, even though they still have 3-4 schollies to give, but did say, once he finished his next semester of JUCO they might talk about a preferred walkon. Why do U think this kid decommitted then when he found out there was no other options and came crawling back to U because Ur so desperate for even AVERAGE DT help ? So that's that story. U got an unranked 3-star DT that had nowhere else to go... Let's go on to the other 3 DT's (actually 2 true DT's) that U are so fired up about shall we ?

JUCO DT Calvin Heurtelou is next... Unranked 3-star offered by Auburn, due to graduation and early future NFL enrollees for their 8 man rotational scheme. NOT as a starter. Mizzou, due to 4 DT graduates, Tenn., who like U offered over 80 kids due to the need for everything are the ONLY SEC schools offering. But Texas St. really went after him hard... Again, all just for non-stating depth. Not come and play right away like he'll need to do for U.

Another 6-0 315 Weeble that Wobbles New Jersey DT Freshman Courtel Jenkins 3-star (and in Cane fan language, a New Jersey 4-star is like a Florida unranked or 2-star.) JUST ONE other offer from PITT period. Not even the sorry D-1 programs offered, except U of course. He'll have to come in and be thrown right into the 5 man rotation and play crunch minutes after fatigue and injuries mount and will get steamrolled. Instead of Red-Shirting, playing limited as a Red-Shirt Fresh and MAYBE develop as a Red-Shirt Soph BACKUP... Kid will be beat up and worthless by 2014 mid-season.

Finally St. Thomas Aquinas TRUE STRONG-SIDE DEFENSIVE END Anthony Moten. Every Top-Program that stockpiles D-Linemen that offered this good long-lean player saw him as a Strong-Side DE that would REDSHIRT, lose 15 of his 280 babyfat pounds, gain 15lbs back in pure muscle strength while not losing but gaining QUICKNESS, then playing sparingly until his Red-Shirt Soph year and then be a major force with GREAT DT and OLB help around him. U know, exactly what Top-SEC Speed SEC Defenses do... But U and Golden will be spouting off how he's GAINED WEIGHT (while losing quickness) and be forced to play the vast majority of his snaps out of position in between the Offensive Tackles inside shoulders right away as a TRUE underdeveloped FRESHMAN !!! He's going to get absolutely broken in half before he's ever ready to compete and ever help as a fully developed Upper-Classmen in Golden's BFF's Penn. St. scheme.

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Soooooo, let's review, shall we ?

Yes we addressed the dt position. We definitely need more ,but that's a good start.

Posted by: GeorThe ACC owns the gators;) | February 08, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Ur happy U got 4 ? DT's in the 2014 Class. With them, U now still only have at max 7-8 DT's on the ENTIRE roster and 3-4 of them aren't ready or much less D-1 talented. U need more ? U've always and will continue to always need more. Everyone does. U NEED MORE THAT CAN PLAY !!! And haven't been there, aren't there and aren't coming. Good start ? Son, Ur not even in the race much less the starting blocks... So good luck to U with that...

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psssssttttttt ... if u could have pulled LOCALS Kahari Clark, Travonte Valentine and just one more of the many top 4 n 5 Star NONE JUCO DT's that were available Nationwide in this class, U'd just might be well on ur way to saying "WE'RE BACK" !!! in 2 or 3 years once they DEVELOPE and are then backed up with even more DT talent the next 2-3 Recruiting Classes n Cycles. Not 1 or 2 DT hits and JUCO scrub band aides every 4-5 years that Golden is pacifying U "ALL IS WELL" Homers ....

Ohhhh, btw, who are those LB's that U signed that will be backing up the D-Line moving forward ? Thought so.

Ur D is Ur D ... Under Golden n Co. always will be...


### By the way, UM slid to 12th in Rivals.com’s final recruiting rankings, compared with 10th for ESPN. Both are very good but would have been better if Travonte Valentine, Nigel Bethel, Brandon Powell and Reilly Gibbons hadn’t bolted.

What hurt UM in the rivals.com rankings was lack of four-star recruits (eight), compared with teams ahead of them, including FSU (13) and Florida (12). In Rivals.com’s top 18, only Clemson had fewer four-star recruits. UM had one five star recruit (Chad Thomas).

-Barry Jackson

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The pure definition of Quantity over Quality...

It was a "decent" oversigned class, but when combined with all the unranked, 2 and barely 3 star filled 2011, 2012 and 2013 classes, Ur roster is more than 1 third loaded with project type kids that Top-Programs don't even offer. And when more classes in the future have 12-14 of those types in them, over a 4-5 YEAR RECRUITING CYCLE, that's exactly why Ur mediocrity will continue as an 8-4/7-5 program that lingers outside the Top-25 year in and year out which Shalalala loves and Golden knows he can get away with without any pressure or accountability to keep he and his BFF in business. Then come mid Seasons, just like the last 10, when injuries, attrition and adversity arrives, you'll know the reason why U continue to have to ask, "Why don't we have any DEPTH", is because U had to play all these average players way to early before being even close to developed is the exact reason why. But, U in Ur in denial and delusional ways still won't get it. Because U Cane fans only see the uniforms, jerseys and helmets with that silly []_[] on it, instead of the level of talent and personal inside of them... Case in point, the idiots on Canespace have an ongoing debate as to whether the U should go back to the Black shoes n Socks of the 2000 season as it will bring back the old Cane swag while others argue that the white socks n shoes of the 80's is better and more traditional.

But, that is Cane fan mentality at work at it's best ...

And why, u, are still u.


Hahahahahahaha !!!!!!

Guys, we actually have ritards on the blog talking about fackin HS recruiting?... This is beyond funnnnnnyyyy..

Listen up lads...50 yrs ago today 4 guys from Liverpool showed up in the States and we haven't been the same since, Beatles rule baby...she loves ya yeah, yeah yeah!...


and we have been on a Magical Mystery Tour ever since.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvHXIPhknp4

oh..and I dedicate the second track of the Mistery Tour album to Obi..

later.

The pure definition of Quantity over Quality...

Posted by: u are u ... wash... rinse and repeat u | February 09, 2014 at 02:22 AM

the quality of a class relative to other schools is by the average stars per athlete. this year the average stars of Canes athletes is 3.46

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=14&yr=2014

that is 14th in the country. tied, by the way, with the Gators. In 2013 Miami was 15th in average stars per athlete, 2012 18th, 2011 53rd and 2010 30th.

It is clear the Canes are moving in the right direction. Not only are they getting quantity, they are also getting quality athletes. The next two years will see a return of the Canes to the top 10 - 15 teams in the country.

Florida average stars per athlete was 14th this year, 10th 2013, 7th 2012, 11th 2011, and 3rd in 2010. Florida is getting great talent but nothing out of it. I would be more worried about the Gators than the Canes. The Gators problem is their coaching sucks bigtime. The Gators can get all the great athletes but it doesn't matter because Muschump has proven he will ff it up.

Posted by: Tom | February 09, 2014 at 09:50 AM

It is clear the Canes are moving in the right direction. Not only are they getting quantity, they are also getting quality athletes. The next two years

God let's hope so Tom

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