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More thanks for the seniors

Nov. 27, 2000

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (www.hurricanesports.com) – – Even though they’ve played their last home game at the Orange Bowl, the response has been overwelming.

Thanks to our loyal fans who’ve supported us throughout our careers and especially all season long!

The Hurricane Football Class of 2000

To All Seniors from Michael D. Lariosa, Robins Air Force Base, GA

Congratulations on an outstanding collegiate career, and the fabulous accomplishment of returning the ‘Canes into serious contenders for the National Championship. You deserve to be in that game this year.

I was especially proud of you guys the way you stuffed the ‘noles, keeping them scoreless in the first half, and then going on to make a fantastic comeback to win the game. True Champions. I always thought that it was pretty low class of them when they ran up the score on you guys a couple of years ago up in Tallahassee, while you guys were a relatively young team. We can all look forward to next year when next year’s ‘Canes go up there and put an end to that home winning streak of theirs.

Good luck to you in the future, may the Lord bless your dreams and wishes, and thanks for all your work. It makes being a “Miami Hurricane” something special.

Mike Lariosa
UM Class of ’83

All Seniors from Liz Smith, Miramar, FL
Thank you seniors for all you’ve done to bring Miami back to it’s best. I look foward to watching those of you that decide to go pro.

Congratulations!

Liz

Santana Moss from Chip Caraway, Ft.Worth/Texas
Hi Santana my name is Chip Caraway.I want to be a WR for my 7th grade team next year I need some tips on catching so I can be like you.
From,
Chip Caraway

All Hurricanes Seniors from Joel Marable, Richmond/VA
Thanks for the excellent play this season. You guys make us all proud to be Hurricances fans. Anyone that knows college football realizes that you all should be ranked ahead of Florida St. in the BCS. If you dont pass Florida St. in the BCS I wont even bother watching the national championship game. In that scenario, hopefully Florida St. (Yes, the Florida St. that you guys decisively beat in October) will defeat Oklahoma so that the AP will award you all the national championship. Good luck Canes

Dan Morgan from Tom Ouverson, Sebring, Fla
Hang in there Dan, the trophy will come your way. Good luck in today’s game. Tom

Dan Morgan from Bob Moser, Santa Rosa, CA
As a longtime follower of Hurricane football, dating back to the days of Ted Hendricks and George Mira, I have rooted for you guys through the good times as well as the bad times. I am thrilled to see the Canes back on top-keep up the good work and don’t let down against Boston College today! I am a former resident of Ft. Lauderdale, and a graduate of Northeast High. Good luck to the Canes with the BCS standings and good luck to you in what will surely be a successful NFL career.

Dan Morgan from Lisa, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Dear Dan,
GREETINGS from CANADA…… I just wanted to say that I have been a BIG fan of yours and of the CANES for a year now…Your probably wondering how can a person from CANADA be interested in CANES football and Dan Morgan. Well from a chat room..this guy mentioned your name and the team and I was Imediately interested that I checked it out. So I went on the website and got the opportunity to watch one of your games on tv..and I Was Addicted…I keep track of You and the Canes and I find myself watching College Football.Well I just wanted to wish you ALL THE BEST ..and LOTS OF LUCK and may you achieve all your GOALS and DREAMS for the future as you have already done so far… TAKE CARE…and you will always have a FAN here in CANADA…

REGGIE WAYNE from BILLY BURCHARD, LABELLE, FLORIDA
CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT COLLAGE CAREER!! GOOD LUCK FOR THE FUTURE AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN THE NFL (AS A DOLPHIN, MAYBE??) PEACE BE WITH YOU AND GOD BLESS THE HURRICANES!! SINCERELY, BILLY BURCHARD

Dan Morgan from Ed & Joanne Dick, Bradenton, FL
Dan, how we love to watch your pursuit. We point this out to our children andgrandchildren that we bring to the home games. Congratulations on your graduation. We’ll be there to see your last game and hope those feet keep a-goin’!God bless you in your future life.
UM 1952

Leonard, Andre and Al
Our home town was Ft. Lauderdale when there were only two high schools there -Ft. Lauderdale Flying L’s and Dillard High. Our high school building isn’teven there any more. We are so proud of our Hurricanes, andespecially when you make it all the way to graduation. Congratulations fromour family. We come in two cars with 2 family season tickets to home gamesand were also in Morgantown to watch you play. We’ll be there tomorrow andhope it doesn’t rain!God bless you in your lives ahead!

God bless you in your lives ahead!

Greg Laffere
Greg, we met your family in Morgantownin September. We were in Uniontown, PA,for a family reunion and took the dayoff to see, not only our favorite team,but our ONLY team play. Congratulationson your graduation. We will miss all ofyou next year, I’m sure. Say hello toyour family.

Andre’ King from Brian Harff, Tampa, FL
Hey Andre’,

I just wanted to congratulate you on a successful career at Miami. I have known you for most of my life, and nobody, (I MEAN NOBODY!!!) does it with more class than you do, on and off the field. You have always been a great friend to me, and I wish you the best.Good luck!!!!Brian

Dan Morgan from Jared Harmon, Miramar, Florida
First I would like to say that it’s been fun watching you play these past 4 years as a Hurricane. Also I really hope that we could make it to the National Championship this year, We deserve it… I think that you have lead the team single handedly to several Miami victorys and I am really thrilled to see a player on defense that can do that…Good luck in the pros.

Santana Moss from Dan Williams, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Dear Mr. MossI have to say I am your biggest fan. I have watched you since you were a freshman and you have always been my favorite player on the Canes. My parents went to UM so I have like the hurricanes all my life. My entire room is green and orange and I mostly have framed pictures of you. Also I have your jersey with MOSS on the back. I think I am going to frame it.

Leonard B. Myers aka “Dude” from PATRICK A. GRINAGE SR., Fairbanks, Alaska
Hey what’s up little cousin, I see you are doing your thing in Miami. I am very proud of the way you are playing. You look good. I just want you that even though I am not there with you. I am watching every chance I get. I want you to know that in addition to me watching you play I am playing with you in my heart. I just wish I could see you play in person before you move on. Tell your mom and sisters that I said hi and that I am doing fine. I miss all of you and I pray that you are all well. I will see you again very soon. Please keep up the good work. I am pulling for you to have the #1 title you you and the rest of the team all deserve. You guys are #1 in my book. I SALUTE YOU ALL. GO CANES!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE AND GOD BLESS

YOUR COUSIN BIG PAT

Dan Morgan, Santana Moss, Al Blades, Damion Lewis, Reggie Wayne, James Jackson et. al. and the class of 2000 Hurricanes from Dick Donnelly, Ft. Myers, FL
Congratulations! You 17 seniors of the UM class of 2000 will undoubtably be judged as one of, if not the most, important contributors to the lore of Miami football-and that’s no small lifetime accomplishment. Regardless of the final result of this season’s effort (and I believe it will be National Championship # 5) you will forever be seen as the group that put their college careers on the line for UM. Be proud of your accomplishments and may they be just a beginning of successful careers and lives for each of you.

Dan Morgan + All the Seniors from Michael, Wichita, Ks.
Congrats to all of you. Go out and play your very best, this is the last time you will be playing in the Orange Bowl. Destroy the competition, it doesn’t matter who it is. I am confident you will be playing in the BCS Championship Game! Keep your heads up and play like you know how. There would be no better present for you seniors than to win a National Championship. Keep the pressure on and go (win some games)! Hurricane fan for life.

Michael McGaugh

All Seniors from Bryce W., Miami, Fl
Fellas its been a pleasure watching you guys play these past few yrs. and rebuild the Hurricane legacy that the NCAA tried to snatch away. I am glad to see that you guys decided to take it upon yourselves to be ‘REAL CANES’ and stick through the tough times when all the fakers decided to go elsewhere such as FSU, UF, etc. I look forward to seeing ya’ll on Sunday afternoons having an impact in the NFL (hopefully some of ya’ll can stay down here and wear aqua and orange). Best wishes to ya’ll and ya’ll are the 2000 NCAA National Champs in Division 1-A football regardless of some stupid BCS poll. Peace!
Die Hard ‘Cane,
Bryce

All Seniors from Lizeth Rios, Miami, FL
Thank you for putting forth 110% effort at everything you guys do. You have helped turn this team into a winner again! I have been a Hurricane football fan for 10 years and this is perhaps the most excitement I have felt when going to the Orange Bowl. No matter what the BCS says we the fans appreciate your talents and our undying cheers and support show all that. Good luck to all of you – may you guys be successful in the NFL or whatever path you choose – I will be proud to say I went to school with all of you!!!! :0)

Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne from Adam Zerhouni, 15 years old, Severn, MD
In my life I’ve loved only two things. My family and Hurricanes football. Never in my life have I seen such a talented team. I wanted to thank you two specifically for making my time watching your games more exciting as in my opinion your are the most electrifying duo in football. The best wishes to you! Thank you again for the memories!

Reggie Wayne from Mike, Chicago/Illinois
I remember watching you four years ago, when you broke the Freshman recieving record. The anouncers said you would be something special. These 4 years flew by but it’s great to see you seniors being rewarded. Thank you for going threw the tough years and I hope this makes up for it. Good Luck

All 17 seniors from Jose Curbelo, Miami, FL
You guys all chose to play at u.m. 4 years ago when you new that the program was rebuilding. while your friends chose the easy way by playing at florida state or florida, you 17 guys believed in butch and the university and now you (have won). good luck

ALL SENIORS from WALTER THOMAS, ROANOKE, VA.
THANK YOU FOR REBUILDING THE PROGRAM.IF YOU HAD NOT CAME TO MIAMI WE MAY HAVEN’T REBUILT AS QUICK.I HOPE FOR THE BEST IN WHAT EVER YOU MAY DO.YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A HURRICANE REGUARDLESS WHAT YOU DO IN MY EYES. NOW LETS WIN YOUR LAST GAME IN THE OB AND THEN WIN THE NATIONAL TITLE.THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT 4 YEARS WATCHING YOU PLAY.IT IS HARD TO BE A CANE FAN IN VA. BUT I HAVE CHEERED FOR THE BEST FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE NATION FOR OVER 12 YEARS NOW. WHO CARES ABOUT VA. TECH OR UVA THEY WILL NEVER GET THIS CANES FAN TO CHANGE TEAMS THEY ARE WISHING THEY COULD BE AS GOOD AS US. THANKS FOR ALL THE GOOD TIMES YOU HAVE BROUGHT US BACK TO THE TOP AGAIN.

All Team Members from John Bennett, Gainesville Ga
Hi fellas just wanted to say great season. I`ve been a long time Cane fan. I even wanted to play ball there after high school but a knee injury prevented me from doing so. Well anyway great season now let`s head for the Orange Bowl and bring back the CHAMPIONSHIP were it belongs. GO CANES.

Andre King from Suzy Baer, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
‘Dre,
We just wanted to let you know how proud we are of you.. you will graduate from a great school and had a little fun playin some football too… You will go far in life no matter what you end up doing….

Suz-e Britney & Bubba

Al Blades from Alex Montesinos, Honolulu, HI
Al, Since I grew up as a Miami Hurricane fan watching your two big brothers play during the 80’s. I have a lot of respect that you came to Miami and help turn the program around. Hopefully, the computer will let you guys play for the National Championship.Good Luck.Go Canes!!!!!!!!!!!!!