2 University of Miami football players have been arrested, dismissed from the team and barred from the campus in the wake of the two being accused of sexually assaulting a 17 year old female.
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It was first reported on thebiglead.com. UM though has since turned down the offer for whatever reason.
Personally I would have loved to see this.
UM has declined an offer from Showtime to appear on a reality show modeled after HBO’s Hard Knocks, a UM official told me earlier today.
As TheBigLead.com reported Wednesday, Showtime was prepared to air about 13 episodes, chronicling the UM football program, every step of the way, from August through the end of the season.
“We talked to the production company off and on for the last two years,” a UM official said. “It was not the right time for us.”
UM rejected the offer earlier in April.
The school said The Big Lead inaccurately reported that UM has issues with the project’s production crew. UM said that was not the case.
This was simply a case of UM not being comfortable, at least for this season, with granting Showtime incredible access to detail whatever it wished about the Hurricanes football program.
As The Big Lead accurately reported, Ray Lewis would have been a producer on the project. His son plays on the team.
This morning Nicolas was seriously injured after his Lexus sedan crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler as drove on Interstate 395 out of Miami Beach.
He’s still listed as critical in a Miami hospital.
JoJo was in South Florida celebrating his 25th birthday, as he tweeted a few days ago.
Kickin off the bday turn up week at mansion with my brotha @2Tuckz
— Jojo Nicolas (@GrindMode29) February 25, 2014
One of the Miami Hurricanes key third down threats has decided to return to Coral Gables for his senior season. Read the rest of this entry »
Late Sunday, the rumors and stories about Hurricanes Head coach Al Golden’s future at Miami were put to rest with a statement from the Athletic department and Golden confirming that he will remain on as coach. It ended a few days of speculation as to whether the former player and coach at Penn State would go after his dream job and help steer them back to prominence in the midst of the NCAA sanctions.
As Twitter exploded with sources and false reports,
Hey Hurricane fans, it’s ok to get off the ledge now; Al Golden his still your coach. I know this may upset some of you, but truth of the matter is that Al Golden turned down the opportunity to coach at is alma mater, Penn State, to continue to build up the Hurricane program. After a wild weekend filled with rampant speculation and tweets from people with “sources”, all is quiet now that Al Golden has said he is staying with the “U”. Read the rest of this entry »
A once and sometimes still proud fan base for the Hurricanes went home with their tails between their legs after the beat down that Teddy Bridgewater and the U of Louisville Cardinals put on them on Saturday night in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
The Canes were out schemed, out muscled, outplayed and out coached through four quarters of football not worthy of the “U” emblazoned on their Storm Trooper style uniforms.
There was a little sign of what could have been in the first quarter. The Canes were building a good drive until it stalled on the Cards 40 yard line after an incomplete pass by Morris to Allen Hurns. A punt ensued that cornered Louisville on their 2 yard line.
The Canes would smell blood in the water and would attack. On the second play from the 4 yard line, safety Deon Bush rushed Teddy Bridgewater and recorded a safety. 2-0 Canes. That would be the last time the Canes would score until 10:23 left in the 4th quarter with the game in hand for the Cardinals.
Final score- Cards 36 Canes 9.
The buzz leading into this game was as manufactured as the studio laughter and applause used on some of those late 70′s-early 80′s sitcoms. The Canes had lost 3 of their last 4 games. They lost Duke Johnson. They had lost Andre Waters for this game. And somewhere after November 2, they either forgot how to play defense the way they were playing it through the first 7 games of the season or they just simply got exposed.
There are so many questions left about this defense (and offense), the coaches and the players alike. And with players leaving and even younger players coming in one can only speculate as to how that unit will respond in 2014.
But for now, the Canes will have to go into the off season with the sour taste of being beaten by a quarterback who once coveted the program and was set to join them until he had a Strong change of heart. Bridgewater and the 24 other Miami area players on that team did a lot of talking on Saturday night (kind of like how the old Canes used to). And they backed it up.
The Cards played with, dare I say…swagger! Something the “U” was credited with inventing. The boys from Miami who play in Kentucky weren’t going to let the hometown team show them up on that evening.
So now instead of celebrating a win over a quality opponent in Louisville, Coach Al Golden and the Canes must now look themselves in the mirror and re group for next year. Scrambling to lock down recruits and maybe even hire a few coaches here and there are all in the mix over the next few months.
If the Hurricanes truly wish to be among the country’s elite, they must once again go back to drawing board.
Time to take down the plywood from the windows. Take those batteries and wrap them up with the Christmas gifts. Give all those bottles of water and perishable goods to the homeless; they need it more than you do now. The once mighty Miami Hurricanes have now dissipated into a weak tropical depression in the NCAA. After an embarrassing loss this past weekend to Duke, Miami have all but blown their chances at another shot at FSU for the ACC title and will now have to settle for the Wepeakedtooearly.com bowl game to be held in December somewhere in Western Kentucky. Read the rest of this entry »
Reality slapped the Miami Hurricanes in the face this past Saturday and during that process, the Virginia Tech Hokies did some slapping of their own. The end result was a 42-24 dismantling of the Hurricanes in a game that was not as close as the final score indicated. The Canes were dominated in their own stadium in a game they absolutely had to have. As much as it pains me to say this the Miami Hurricanes were exposed as a fraud. Sadly they are not the top ten team that we all thought they were. A victory would have kept ACC Coastal division championship hopes alive and a possible second shot at Florida State. That possibility remains but its a long shot at best now.
So bad was this loss that it made an opportunity at a major BCS bowl game seem less likely and an invitation to some irrelevant dot com bowl more probable.
Yes Canes fans we were fooled, hoodwinked, led astray. The Canes are not back , and do not yet belong among college footballs elite. They are on the right path but we all were apparently getting just a little ahead of ourselves believing that the 11th-ranked Hurricanes (once as high as No. 7) were ready for the big time. So eager we are to return to national prominence that it all blew up in our faces again. One day we will be back, that day has not yet come.
Maybe the Canes were ranked too high which increased our expectations to an unrealistic level.
The Canes defense which we all said was much improved reverted back to the inept crew we saw last season, allowing 549 total yards and making Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas look like Joe Montana. It was a nightmare we would all like to forget, no wonder they wore black uniforms (technically anthracite grey). Miami, Virginia Tech (7-3, 4-2), Georgia Tech (6-3, 5-2) and the Canes’ next opponent Duke (7-2, 3-2) all have two losses in the Coastal Division, making the Hurricanes’ final three games must-wins for them to have a remote chance at sniffing the Coastal and advancing to the ACC Championship Game to be FSU’s sacrificial lamb.
At this point even if the Canes win out, they would need Virginia Tech to lose at least one of its remaining games against Maryland (5-4, 1-4) and Virginia (2-8, 0-6). Do you believe in miracles ?
Not the greatest performance from the Miami Hurricanes against Wake Forest, but a win is a win; no matter how ugly. Here are some photos from a sloppy win. Hopefully they get their act together as the face a more formidable Florida State University team. Read the rest of this entry »