By TPR Staff

The Miami Hurricanes were once one of the top powerhouses of the college football landscape. They won National Championships, produced a record of first round draft picks and it was so easy to recruit top talent, that they actually had to turn down great athletes because they already had more than they knew what to do with in Coral Gables. Miami was a breeding ground for some of the best players to enter the National Football League, and while many people had a problem with all of their swagger, the Hurricanes could back it up on the football field.

That was then. This is now.

Over the past couple of decades, things have gotten progressively worse. Severe sanctions. Loss of scholarships. Forfeiture of bowl game invitations. Blowout losses. Lewd rap songs by players. Brawls against inferior opponents. Failing to become bowl eligible without sanctions. Overhyped recruiting classes. Getting passed up in bowl selections by other rivals.

That was also then, believe it or not. Now is even worse.

Miami is once again facing even more severe sanctions than they did in the past. This one could really hurt in terms of lost scholarships and banned postseason play. Simply put, the Hurricanes are a mess.

And it is not just because of what has taken place off the field. Yes, the recruiting has gotten far more difficult. Not only are superior players choosing to go to Florida and Florida State, but now, the Hurricanes are losing good players to Central Florida, South Florida, Florida Atlantic and Florida International. And those are just the players who decide to remain in-state. Many leave altogether without even scheduling a visit to Coral Gables.

Miami no longer produces automatic NFL talent. In fact, they have not had a player selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in four years. It used to be that you could not get out of the first round without seeing three or four Hurricanes going in Round 1. That is no more. Now, they don’t even make the first night.

But again, it is more than that.

People refer to Miami as “The U.” That must stand for ‘Used to,” as in the program that used to be relevant. Miami used to be a powerhouse, regardless of what conference in which they played their games. It doesn’t matter of it was the Big East or the ACC, Miami meant business. They were feared. They were respected. They may not have been liked, but that didn’t matter to them. They knew who they were, and so did everyone else.

But now, who knows about the Hurricanes? Check the current ACC standings. Sure, Miami is 4-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play. That is not horrible, but they were 4-1 and 2-0 in ACC play a few weeks ago. They have dropped three straight contests, dropping them into second place in the ACC Coastal division. Not behind Virginia Tech. Not behind Georgia Tech. Not behind North Carolina, who is also going through some issues of their own. Not even behind Virginia.

Miami is looking up at Duke in the standings.

Not in basketball. Not in lacrosse. In football.

While it is one thing to be staring up at Duke in the standings, it is even worse when the ‘Canes stare up at the crowd in their home games. If they are near sighted, they may not see anyone there.

Of course, even with perfect vision, they won’t see that many more people. The attendance has been downright embarrassing. It is one thing to have a quiet crowd, but no crowd is even worse. Of course, that just fits in with attendance throughout the state of Florida in most sports, especially south Florida.

Miami is nowhere near a resurgence. In fact, things are only going to continue to get worse for the Hurricanes. They can no longer recruit the top players in the country. They cannot even get the big name coaches who help bring in top talent. They will not win the conference. They will not have improved attendance. They will not even be playing past early December.

Things in Miami are bad. They may have even hit an all-time low.

I guess the only thing they can find solace in is that their fans no longer even care enough to support them at home.

“The U” ought to be ashamed.

For more reasons than one.

 

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  1. avatar Chad Adams

    Rob Kelley your clearly a dip*#$%! You have no idea whats going in the Miami Hurricane family.. Your another jealous prick that takes the opportunity to kick someone when there down. You have no balls..

     
    • avatar Cane4life

      Could not have said it better Chad.

       
  2. avatar frank

    Hater, that’s all i can say. You failed to mention any players by name and many are 3 4 star recruits. They play 22 freshman regularly and they will take their lumps this year. but if they stick together and I find no reason they won’t, I see no reason why they won’t be a NC contender. And if that happens I pray to God that you are not allowed in the games.

     
  3. avatar Steven

    Who is this prick writing this article?

     
  4. avatar Ollie Williams

    IT GON’ RAIN!

     
  5. avatar Pepin Gatiesa

    This faggot again?

     
  6. avatar Supcanes

    I’ll give you $10.00 if I can dip my balls in your mouth. To mine and my balls satisfaction.

     
    • avatar lakesidegator

      Arrest that man.

       
  7. avatar Herder Dirnirch

    Ah ma gerd! Did yer kner that mer perper read my blog than yers?!

    Seems thers a reasern!! Cut back on ther booz you red-flershed ferce prick!

     
  8. avatar Pepin Gatiesa

    Apparently, the comments on his last article hurt his feelings and now he delivered the whiny tripe in true cunt fashion. Hey Rob, your grandmother should have aborted your mom to remove all chance of your miserable existence.

     
  9. avatar Mike Epstein

    Wow! Does someone need a hug or something because that rant was absolutely rediculous! First of all congrats for stating the obvious and not putting anything that was really informative about UM football. Litterly your entire blog not “article” was trash! If you can honestly can sit there and say that Miami isn’t on the upswing than you have no clue what the heck you are talking about and you should just stop pretending like you know anything. What coach Golden took over was a mess of a program. Recruiting wasn’t exactly in the tank but Shannon didn’t know how to groom that talent. Golden, in my opinion, does and WILL! The storm cloud of “Nevingate” in MY opinion is worse than any sanctions Miami will receive! It’s unjust that the NCAA has taken so long to come to a ruling and THAT is the sole reason Miami’s recruiting has been so poor! Not because recruits don’t want to come UM! Like I said don’t say anything if you don’t know your facts! What Al Golden has done during this whole scandal is exemplary and I can’t wait to see what he does when he finally gets to take the training wheels off and recruit properly! Also don’t act like people aren’t showing up to the game because UM is doing terrible! Once again you don’t know what you’re talking about! I live here! I go to the games! It’s hot! FSU game was @ night and it sold out! VA Tech game will be at night on Thursday and I guarantee it’ll be packed. And that’s how it goes in S. Florida even when Miami was in the’re National Championship runs. 98 degrees against Bethune Cookman who’s going to come? Not many! Moral to this story bro know what you’re talking about or don’t say anything because the Canes are not at an all time low they’re on the upswing and THE U is coming back whether you and you’re dumb article agrees with it or not!

     
  10. avatar Augustus Cole

    Rob can’t stop the Gang Bang Cole Train, baby!! WOOOOO!

     
  11. avatar Rob Kelley's "Friend"

    B!tch why ain’t you call me?

     
  12. avatar Jerry Sandusky

    Hey Robbie!!! Long time no see. I just wanted to let you know that you left your G.I. Joes and some transformers in my basement. My wife has been holding them all these years. We’ve been hoping you would come back to visit us again. As you may or may not know, I won’t be around anymore, but they’re still there waiting for you. I hope that maybe one day you’ll come visit me in prison. I’m trying to get conjugal visits set up. Hey, remember when we used to play “hide the pickle?” Those were great times. Maybe we can play it again if you do come to visit. I’m really lonely. They have me locked down 23 hours a day. It would really be nice to get to see some fresh meat, err, I mean a fresh face. Anyway, I’ve got to Robbie, it’s almost lights out time. Hopefully I’ll dream of you. Nighty night. ; )

     
  13. avatar Bixby Snyder

    I hear Rob Taylor will suck cock for a dollar!

     
  14. avatar Pepin Gatiesa

    Hey Andrew! Delete this!

     
  15. avatar GO CANES

    WOW Rob, you got it all figured out. 3 of our losses were against Top 10 teams, and 2 on the road. But hey if your the type of person to kick em while they’re down, then I guess your whore of a mother and wife beating daddy didn’t raise you right. But we’ll see what kind of articles your writing when our young team gets bigger and has more experience and play teams that are the same size. Cause everyone knows that MIAMI being on top is great for college football. GO CANES !!!

     
  16. avatar 01

    OP is a massive faggot. Your’e gonna get raped………..TWICE.

     
  17. avatar Rob Kelley is a FAGGOT

    So in your mind Miami has been down for a “couple” of decades even though Miami won a National Championship in 2001. Wow you are a fukn joke…

    Miami didn’t drop off until 2006…. so know all of a sudden 6 years equals a couple decades to your dick n the booty azz. GTFOH faggot.

     
  18. avatar Pepin Gatiesa

    Decleated esta de madre

     
  19. avatar Rob Kelley is a FAGGOT

    You are a true faggot…. didn’t Miami land Duke Johnson, Tracy Howard, Deon Bush, Jelani Hamilton and Tyriq McCord last year.

    As far as I know those guys were nationally recruited by most in the country you fukn Faggot!

     
  20. avatar Rob Kelley is a FAGGOT

    Hey Rob, how much did it cost you for that new hair line??? Who is cheaper Bosley or Hair Club for Men???

    Fukn Donald Trump azz nigga

     
  21. avatar Pepin Gatiesa

    Rob Kelley pays for sex…

    With sheep…

    And receives.

     
  22. avatar lakesidegator

    All of the class of Cane Nation shown in this one thread. congratulations,
    morons.

     
    • avatar D-Moni

      Lol banned from the Wez!

       
      • avatar 01r

        I can’t wait for your faggot child to wrap his maw around a tube one last as he sucks in the exhaust of your 68′ Mustang. It’d only be better if he took an axe to the rest of your unborn grand children before he offs himself. Then NO fucks were given…the end.

         
  23. avatar Hung Lo

    Dear Mr. Wob,
    Why ur hair plugs look like vietnamese rice paddy? Hire lawyer sue super cuts!

     
  24. avatar Bixby Snyder

    lakesidegator sucks cock for a dollar!!

     
  25. avatar zone3cane

    I saw Rob Kelley at Club Pickle

     
  26. avatar Confucious

    Not good enough for ESPN? Go to Fox Sports affiliate.

     
  27. avatar Confucious

    What is gayer than a date with lakesidegator? A man with two first names as his full name.

     
  28. avatar Kelly's Beard

    There is no chin behind Rob Kelly’s’ beard, only another man’s hairy ballsack.

     
  29. avatar Self

    It’s obvious that the writer of this diatribe cares VERY DEEPLY about Miami. Traditionalist redneck hick trash have always seethed with resentment at what the Hurricanes represent. Hehehe, seems the Canes very existence still tweeks the ass of America’s human filth.

     
  30. avatar NJshoreCane

    Miami recruited to of the top players at their position last year…

    Miami’s attendance situation has been the same for years, look at their ’01 NC season numbers….

    The coaching….

    Ah, forget it, why am I even wasting my time with this guy…later.

     
  31. avatar Kelly's Meme

    ROB KELLY ONCE ASKED A GAY MAN FOR HIS NUMBER
    HE SED GO BACK STRAIGHT

     
  32. avatar TA

    Wow. How are you a writer man? I have not read such a misinformed, unresearched op-Ed piece in years, possibly ever. With all due respect, you are completely clueless and should not be writing about a topic you know little about or did not take the time to properly research.

     
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  36. avatar BossCane

    Mr. Kelly please mark this day and time so you will never forget the inaccuracies of your 3rd class reporting. U should be embarrassed for not doing your homework. The Midget Shapiro thing will end soon(By the way he will add you to his email list if you want and you guys can conjure up some more BS)FSU had ZERO SoFlo recruits in 2012. We graduate 93% of our student athletes, the USF, FAU, FIU etc., etc kids can not academically qualify at THE U. You apparently don’t what goes on in The League as well. Ya better start watchin.We’re on every roster. Bottom line schmuck. They will come, they will win and they will all play on Sundays. mark my words and Remember I said it today!!!

     
  37. avatar D.Berry

    To add to what everybody saying last time I checked Miami had 52 current players in the NFL. Still more than any school in college and them being down several decades they just won a NC in 2001 and made it back in 2002 that’s one decade not several idiot.

     
  38. avatar Jocko Johnson

    Hey Rob, what’s your address? I just farted into some Tupperware and I’d like to mail it to you.

     
  39. avatar Rob Kelly's Boss

    Rob, for the last time, stop playing around on the computer. These ’89 LeBaron’s aren’t going to sell themselves.

     
  40. avatar The Internet

    Just read the article. I want my bandwidth back.

     
  41. avatar Big Ole Bad Ass Bob the Cattle Rustler

    Now if I didn’t know better son I’d say you’se a regular jackass.

     
  42. avatar Cattle Prod

    HELP HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I can’t see anything so far up Rob’s ass!!!!!!!

     
  43. avatar Bigfoot

    I think you’re going ashamed when I put my foot up your ass it is.

     
  44. avatar CRHeel's Boss

    This article is NOT like a BOSS. Like me.

     
  45. avatar Al Golden

    I dare you to say this shit to my face, pussy. I’ll slap that stupid ass goatee right off your face.

     
  46. avatar fire rob

    Losing talent to central Florida, south Florida and fiu? Seriously? Fucking FIU? And then goes on to say miami cant recruit top talent in the country anymore, thats why they had a top 10 class last year. Rob wins the hater of the century award

     

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