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Tropical Storm Isaac causes practice problems for Miami

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Of all the reasons the Miami Hurricanes would have to cancel practice, this seems most appropriate.

Tropical Storm Isaac is rapidly approaching South Florida, and UM had to practice inside 35 miles north to the Miami Dolphins’ indoor facility. The team will not practice on Sunday either because of the storm, which is already causing problems for other Florida programs.

The storm is expected to hit Florida with rain and heavy winds Sunday and Monday. Practice for UM is scheduled to resume again on Tuesday, just four days before the Hurricanes open the season against Boston College.

As of now, there shouldn’t be much practice time missed for the ‘Canes, but coaches want to squeeze every last hour of practice out of their players that they can. I bet Al Golden isn’t too pleased.

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15 Responses to “Tropical Storm Isaac causes practice problems for Miami”
  1. canetic says: Aug 26, 2012 8:47 AM

    Miami shouldn’t need to practice to beat BC. Show up, intimidate, execute, come home with a 24-10 victory.

  2. jimmy53 says: Aug 26, 2012 1:13 PM

    It won’t make any difference—Miami is only going .500 at best for the season anyway. To quote Sports Illustrated writer Stewart Mandel, “..Miami, to be blunt, is going to flat out stink.”

  3. grudenthediva says: Aug 26, 2012 4:49 PM

    “Show up, attempt to intimidate, realize this isn’t 1987, disappoint the 25,000 loyal fans who actually go to/went to Miami Dade come home with a 24-10 loss.”

  4. grudenthediva says: Aug 26, 2012 4:50 PM

    “Show up, attempt to intimidate, realize this isn’t 1987, disappoint the 25,000 loyal fans who actually go to/went to Miami Dade College, come home with a 24-10 loss, pick up a case of Ironbeer at Sedano’s and call off work for the whole week.”

    FTFY

  5. canetic says: Aug 26, 2012 8:40 PM

    Don’t be bitter. I’m sure USF will field a competitive team someday.

  6. southernpatriots says: Aug 26, 2012 8:47 PM

    With or without a hurricane, Miami will have its problems this season, but I don’t wish a hurricane on anyone.

    We have been through may hurricanes including Betsy, Andrew, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and the last ones in recent years. We know the devastation these storms can bring to everyone. One scenario is that Isaac will come aground on the Louisiana-Missisippi border area east of New Orleans, another scenario has it coming aground in Morgan City, Houma, Thibodaux area and the third scenario that WWL has broadcast is along the Louisiana-Texas border near Lake Charles.

    No one knows exactly where this storm will affect, but a state of emergency has been declared by Gov. Jindal of Louisiana along with the mayor of New Orleans and other governors along the Gulf Coast. Preparations need to be made now by those possibly in the path of this storm who live anywhere near the Gulf Coast or waterways. Prepare by filling up your vehicles with gas, getting bottled water, and food items that do not need to be cooked along with telephone calls to relatives or friends farther north out of the path of the storm.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas who may be affected by this storm.

  7. stairwayto7 says: Aug 26, 2012 10:44 PM

    Mark Emmert hasn’t given them the death penalty yet? DO YOUR JOB EMMERT! SHUT DOWN THE UNIVERSITY!!

  8. tigersgeaux says: Aug 27, 2012 1:50 AM

    I feel bad for anyone in path of any of these hurricanes. I think I am heading north into Arkansas because last time I did not have power for over 2 weeks and roads were all blocked with downed trees and electrical lines.

    hey! Penn State pervert apologist. You sure sound bitter. Just copy and paste your last remarks and those previously and you have these remarks. You must be a wonderful neighbor to someone…not!

  9. crazycane says: Aug 27, 2012 7:53 AM

    tiger, this is an extremely wet Hurricane. It hasn’t stopped raining for over 24 hours. Wind wasn’t bad but the rain is BAD

  10. tigersgeaux says: Aug 27, 2012 9:19 AM

    crazycane:

    Thank you so very much for posting and letting us know down here in south Louisiana. With all you are going through, to take a moment to let us all know is so much appreciated. Please take care of yourself through all of this!

    That excessive rain is one of our great fears here. I live only a couple of feet above sea level (Gulf level), with lakes, bayous, rivers and the Gulf very nearby.

    With all this coming our way, I am going to see what I can do with some of the elderly who live near me, I will try to keep monitoring here and WWL.

    Thank you again. God bless and keep you!

  11. thraiderskin says: Aug 27, 2012 11:31 AM

    Tropical Storm Isaac now…. Hurricane Shapiro and Hurricane NCAA next.

  12. thraiderskin says: Aug 27, 2012 11:33 AM

    Oh yeah, I hope you guys in south Florida and the Gulf Coast stay safe, stay dry.

  13. tigersgeaux says: Aug 27, 2012 3:53 PM

    thraiderskin:

    Thank you for your kindness. We hope we all will be safe, the stay dry part is not possible for our family and friends in south Louisiana since we are already soaked, but we hopefully have everything covered now and now to dry out ourselves.

    It is a good time to see if these “Lifetime roofs” that were installed after Katrina are actually able to withstand a Category 1 or 2 hurricane but it is the weeks without electricity that are the most inconvenient.

  14. royhobbs39 says: Aug 27, 2012 7:57 PM

    Did I read that correctly? Why is their indoor practice facility 25 miles away?

  15. alligatorsnapper says: Aug 27, 2012 9:03 PM

    southernpatriots: It appears this storm is heading directly toward you. I wish it weren’t and it could change direction, but right now you will get the real brunt of it and we will only get a few gusts of wind and a little rain here is west Louisiana.

    Cell phones are not able to call through to you right now, but if you need anything just call my home phone. I do have a couple of Honda generators that I could loan you as long as you need them.

    Keep safe all. This is something that needs to be prepared for.

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