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07:21 AM ET 08.20 | Slowly but surely, he can hope, Al Golden continues to build Miami's program. No, UM hasn't landed everyone it wanted in this loaded Dade/Broward 2014 recruiting class. Elite running back Sony Michel picked Georgia. Premier receiver Ermon Lane chose Florida. But to appreciate what UM has accomplished in building a 2014 class ranked fourth by ESPN and Rivals.com, consider everything working against Miami: The looming NCAA penalties. Nasty negative recruiting. And Michel cited this: "What concerned me was Miami's facilities," Michel said, adding Georgia's are nicer. "They should be more up to par. And the fan base is not too big, not what I would expect." Make no mistake: Weak attendance is a turnoff for some UM recruits, so much so that UM asked not to be given any Thursday night home games.

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Seantrel Henderson, Icon Sports Seantrel Henderson, Icon Sports
August 20, 2013  07:36 AM ET

The looming NCAA penalties ...
Nasty negative recruiting ...
The facilities are not up to par ...
The fan base is too small ...

oh cry me a river!

August 20, 2013  07:46 AM ET
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The looming NCAA penalties ...Nasty negative recruiting ...The facilities are not up to par ...The fan base is too small ...oh cry me a river!

Not everyone can be Texas and not be good because of an inept coach.

August 20, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Oh and they are Gator Bait!!!

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August 20, 2013  08:06 AM ET

The Big East says Hi.

August 20, 2013  08:12 AM ET

/\/\/\/\/\
This one was for you BS&B.

FN's quote function not working in Firefox or Chrome.

August 20, 2013  08:20 AM ET

11-2, 4-2 vs top 15.

August 20, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Popcorn for breakfast -- yum!!

August 20, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Something is all jacked-up with FN. I'm having major issues trying to post and even see the Ice Haus thread.....

August 20, 2013  09:17 AM ET

Something is all jacked-up with FN. I'm having major issues trying to post and even see the Ice Haus thread.....

Yep, they they tried to add more add-ins and ads. F'in' everything up

August 20, 2013  09:31 AM ET

Glad it's not just me.....thought the whole Arky power grid had gone down....we just replaced the wheel and added 2 more squirrels. Glad to know it's not our infrastructure!

August 20, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Glad it's not just me.....thought the whole Arky power grid had gone down....we just replaced the wheel and added 2 more squirrels. Glad to know it's not our infrastructure!

August 20, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Hey!! LOVE the double post

It's going to be a GREAT DAY on FN!

August 20, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Hey!! LOVE the double post

It's going to be a GREAT DAY on FN!

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