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Welcome to the 5 Rings Podcast! Where it's always a Canes Thing. We're apart of the 5 Reasons Podcast network and bring you some of the best content related to the University of Miami.

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    Ep #158 - New AD Soon? Could Diaz Be Retained?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 35:54

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein unpack all the news, rumors and reports surrounding the University of Miami athletic department. The athletic director search has been surprisingly quiet so far. Will the new AD be announced in a matter of days? What about Manny Diaz. Reports say he could be retained. Are we buying it? Plus, the guys preview Miami's regular season finale against Duke. 

    Ep #157 - Searching For A New AD, Miami vs. VT Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 40:11

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein react to a BUSY week of news surrounding University of Miami athletics. AD Blake James was let go Monday. What should Miami look for in their next athletic director, and which candidates stand out? Plus, the guys recap a heartbreaking loss against Florida State. How responsible was Manny Diaz for the collapse. The guys preview the Virginia Tech matchup and talk some recruiting. 

    Ep #156 - Miami vs. Florida State Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 42:42

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein preview the Miami Hurricanes' rivalry matchup this Saturday, November 13th, against the Florida State Seminoles! Will Tyler Van Dyke continue to thrive under the pressure at Doak Campbell Stadium? Donno and Blu break down the key matchups, give their score predictions, and recall their favorite Miami vs. Florida State memory. 

    Episode #155 - TVD Is Balling For The Miami Hurricanes, GA Tech Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 41:09

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein discuss the success of Tyler Van Dyke for the Miami Hurricanes and break down why he is such a perfect fit for Rhett Lashlee's offense. The guys talk about a report on what changes could come to the athletic department and whether these could be the right moves for The U. They look ahead to the matchup with Georgia Tech on Saturday, October 6th. 

    Ep #154 - Can Miami Upset Pitt? TVD And Other Freshmen STEPPING UP

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 38:26

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein recap a big win for Miami against #18 NC State, including a complete performance from Tyler Van Dyke and timely stops from the maligned defense. Miami has an even bigger challenge this weekend on the road at 17th ranked Pittsburgh. Can Miami keep it rolling? Blu provides some important recruiting updates for the Classes of 2022 and '23. 

    Miami vs. NC State Preview!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 23:42

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein preview and predict Miami's home game against #18 NC State on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021. 

    Ep #153 - Another Heartbreaking Loss, What Do The Canes Do Next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 42:47

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein break down the bad, the good and the ugly from Miami's loss at North Carolina. Miami got some back injury news at running back, so how will the depth hold up? Why is this defense still so poor at tackling, six games in? How is Miami's poor start affecting recruiting? 

    Ep #152 - Is This A Lost Season For The Miami Hurricanes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 41:31

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein take a hard look at the good, the bad, and the ugly for Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes at the bye week. Where will this program go after a tough home defeat to Virginia? What needs to happen for the Canes to get things together against UNC on 10/16. The guys give their thoughts on Blake James defending the administration. 

    The Miami Heat Will Save Us, Dolphins Trade Jakeem Grant! | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 69:09

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley review the Miami Heat's win over the Atlanta Hawks in preseason game 1. The guys discuss the Miami Dolphins offensive issues and air out some truly bad takes on Terrible Take Tuesday! #MiamiDolphins #NFL #Tua #MiamiHeat #NBA

    Miami Hurricanes vs. Virginia Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 37:38

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein looked back at the 69-0 win over Central Connecticut and how much we can take from that into ACC Play. The Canes face UVA on Thursday Night in Miami's ACC opener. Blu and Donno go over the keys to victory. Plus, the guys respond to Dick Vitale's criticism of Miami playing an FCS opponent. 

    Who Is To Blame For The Miami Dolphins OT Loss To The Raiders? | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 71:28

    Alex Donno, Sean Stanley and Manny Chang reflect on the Miami Dolphins' wild overtime loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. From play calling, to bad execution, to O-Line troubles, Miami were unable to walk out of Sin City with a W. Do we need to call Houston about Watson, or can a QB fix this behind Miami's line? #MiamiHeat #MiamiDolphins #Tua #NFL

    Hurricanes vs. Central Connecticut State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 44:44

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein take a hard look at the state of the UM football program after a bad home loss to Michigan State last week. How can the university fix the athletic department from the top down? Would firing Diaz mid-season be the right call? Plus, the guys preview the game against Central Connecticut State, including which young players we'd like to see step up and stand out!

    Tua Hurt, Do The Miami Dolphins Need To Trade For Deshaun Watson? | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 68:55

    +1 (305) 794-8744:  Alex Donno discusses the latest on the Miami Dolphins preparationsfor the Las Vegas Raiders, including the adjustments that must happen due to a rib injury to starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Should the Dolphins make a blockbuster trade for Deshaun Watson to solve their QB problem? Alex is joined by Ethan Skolnick, and Barry Barger.  emmanuel chang:  Huusam can't join us today.

    Will Fuller Is Back And Dolphins Try To Rebound From Bills Debacle | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 72:37

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley look ahead to week 3 for the Dolphins, when they'll travel to Las Vegas to face the 2-0 Raiders. How much of an impact can Will Fuller provide as he returns from a personal absence? Guests Brady Hawk and Juan Cardona join the show.  #MiamiDolphins #Tua #NFL #NBA #MiamiHeat 

    Dolphins Lose, Canes Lose, Let's Fix It | Donno Daily on 5R Live3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 67:05

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley react to a hard weekend for the local teams. The Miami Dolphins got blown out by Buffalo. The Hurricanes lost to Michigan State at home. Is this hell? Alfredo Arteaga and Allana Tachauer join the show.  #MiamiDolphins #Tua #NFL #BuffaloBills 

    Ep #149 - Miami Hurricanes vs. Michigan State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 40:52

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein look back to the narrow victory over App State and what Miami needs to tweak from that performance. How will the injuries to running back Don Chaney and linebacker Keontra Smith affect the team this week and beyond? The guys run through the keys to beating Michigan State! 

    Why The Media Will Keep Sleeping On The Miami Dolphins | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 68:15

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley break down the Dolphins win over the Patriots and why the press is covering it like a Pats win. Juan Cardona and Brady Hawk join the show.  #MiamiDolphins #Tua #NFL #MiamiHeat #NBA 

    Dolphins Beat The Patriots But We're Complaining About Tua? | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 64:29

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap and react to the Miami Dolphins' 17-16 win over the Patriots and why some Dolphins fans are not happy. Plus, the Miami Hurricanes narrowly escaped against Appalachian State. Alfredo Arteaga joins the show to talk Dolphins. Allana Tachauer hops aboard to talk Miami Heat.  #MiamiDolphins #NFL #Tua #NBA #MiamiHeat

    Ep #148 - Miami Hurricanes vs App State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 39:07

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein turn the page on a tough loss to Alabama to open the season. Trouble tackling and a lack of ambition led to Miami losing big. What do the Canes need to do differently against the App State Mountaineers? Blu and Donno go over the keys for Miami. 

    Tua Not A Captain? Dolphins-Pats Preview, Bucs-Cowboys Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 77:48

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley break down every angle of the Miami Dolphins upcoming opener against the New England Patriots. Why is the media making such a big deal about Tua Tagovailoa not being named a Dolphins captain? Plus, the guys preview the NFL season opener between the Buccaneers and Cowboys. Guests Hussam Patel and Ethan J. Skolnick join the show!

    Miami Dolphins Week 1 Depth Chart And Keys For New England | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 68:32

    Alex Donno looks ahead to the Miami Dolphins season opener against the New England Patriots. The week 1 depth chart is out. Luis D. Sung joins the show to talk NFL. Brady Hawk joins to talk Miami Heat. 

    Hurricanes Must Respond From Humiliation, Dolphins Ready For A Statement Season | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 68:39

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley Review everything that didn't go right in Miami's blowout loss to Alabama. Where do the Canes go from here? Special guests Jaccare Givens and Allana Tachauer join the show.  #MiamiHurricanes #NCAA #NFL #MiamiDolphins 

    Ep #147 -Alabama vs. Miami PREVIEW

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 38:02

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein welcome in former Miami Hurricane Brian Monroe to preview Miami's seaso opening matchup against the Alabama Crimson Tide on September 4th. Can the Hurricanes pull off the unexpected? 

    They're Tua's Dolphins, Say NO To Deshaun Watson | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 67:01

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap the surprisingly entertaining preseason finale for the Miami Dolphins. The guys discuss the reports of the Dolphins being the frontrunner to acquire Deshaun Watson in a trade, but why we're not believing it. Alfredo Arteaga joins the show to talk Dolphins and Allana Tachauer stops by for a Miami Heat chat. #MiamiDolphins #NFL #Tua #MiamiHeat #NBA

    Ep #146 - Williams Reinstated, Diaz' Date With Destiny

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 32:35

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein are joined by guest Vishnu Parasuraman to talk about his column on Manny Diaz for FiveReasonsSports.com. What will it take for Diaz to succeed at The U, and how many games does he need to win this season to stay off the hot seat? Plus, the guys talk about the reinstatement of Avantae Williams and how he can help Miami on the field.

    Bullish On Tua Tagovailoa | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 73:53

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley break down the Miami Dolphins offense and how special they can be in 2021. Ethan J. Skolnick joins the show to discuss why Tua is disrespected and why the Miami Heat are flying under the radar. Ricky J. Marc joins the show to talk Heat and Crypto! #MiamiDolphins #NFL #NBA #MiamiHeat 

    Tua Looks Great, Dolphins vs Falcons Reaction | Donno Daily on 5R

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 60:52

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley review a busy weekend of preseason football. The Dolphins handled the Falcons and Tua looked excellent. Alfredo Arteaga joins the show to talk Dolphins. Allana Tachauer hops aboard to talk Miami Heat! #MiamiDolphins #NFL #NBA #MiamiHeat

    Dolphins/Falcons Joint Practice Recap, Miami Heat Chatter | Donno Daily 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 65:33

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap the first joint practice between the Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons, and update the early notes from Day 2. Alfredo Arteaga joins the show to preview the next Dolphins preseason game. Allana Tachauer hops aboard to talk Miami Heat! #Miami Heat #NBA #NFL #MiamiDolphins #Tua

    Ep #145 - Beating Bama, Linebacker Concerns, AP Ranking

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 36:53

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein are joined by Jazz Santana from The Sixth Ring to break down Miami Hurricanes fall camp so far and look ahead to what needs to happen to upset the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide week 1. Does Miami have enough quality depth at linebacker? Exactly how valuable is D'Eriq King?

    Tebow Cut, Assessing Dolphins, Heat Summer League, Terrible Take Tuesday | Donno Daily 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 62:40


    Alex Donno breaks down the latest news surrounding the MIami Dolphins, Miami Heat, and Miami Hurricanes. Jason Sarney joins the show to recap the Dolphins preseason loss to the Bears and look ahead to the Atlanta Falcons game. Brady Hawk hops aboard to talk everything Heat. Donno airs out some bad sports and food opinions on another Terrible Take Tuesday! #MiamiHeat #NBA #NFL #MiamiDolphins


    The Dolphins' Tua Debate Continues, Heat & Canes Talk | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 63:06

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap the first Dolphins preseason game, and dissect why the haters are still piping up about Tua Tagovailoa! Donno provides updates on Miami Hurricanes fall camp. Luis D. Sung joins the show to talk Dolphins. Ricky J. Mark hops aboard to talk Miami Heat! #MiamiHeat #NBA #NFL #MiamiDolphins

    Dolphins vs Bears Preseason Preview, Heat Summer League And Betting Tips For The Weekend!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 70:44

    Alex Donno breaks down the keys and objectives for the Miami Dolphins in their first preseason game on the road at the Chicago Bears. Kai Chien Chisholm joins the show to talk Dolphins, Lee Sterling from Paramount Sports makes some weekend betting picks, and Michael Christian joins from Vegas to talk Heat summer league! #MiamiDolphins #NFL #MiamiHeat #NBA

    YURTSZN For The Miami Heat, Dolphins And Bears Joint Practices Report | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 62:54

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap the Dolphins first joint practice with the Chicago Bears and look ahead to preseason game 1 in the Windy City. Greg Sylvander joins the show to break down the Heat's offseason moves and their summer league campaign. Alf Arteaga to talk Dolphins, and Alex Baumgartner hops aboard to react to a busy offseason for the Florida Panthers! #MiamiDolphins #MiamiHeat #FloridaPanthers #NBA #NFL #NHL

    Ep #144 - Fall Camp So Far, Miami Lands Big Safety Commit!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 40:16

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein review the first five days of fall camp for the Miami Hurricanes, who prepare to open their season against Alabama on September 4th in Atlanta. Who have been the top performers so far? Plus, Donno & Blu break down the commitment for 2022 of 4-star safety Markeith Williams!

    Hurricanes Fall Camp Deep Dive, How Much Have The Heat Upgraded? | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 64:27

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley break down the latest headlines on the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes for Wednesday, August 11th, 2021. Jazz Santana joins the show to discuss the position battles for the Miami Hurricanes at fall camp. Royal A. Shepherd hops aboard for all things Miami Heat. #MiamiHeat #NCAA #MiamiHurricanes #NBA

    Miami Heat, Dolphins Preseason and Canes Fall Camp | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 62:41

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley discuss the latest headlines on the Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes and Miami Heat. Luis D. Sung and Brady Hawk join the show! #MiamiDolphins #NBA #NFL #MiamiHeat

    Xavien Howard Staying With Dolphins, Heat Tampering On Lowry Deal? |Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 62:24

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap a busy weekend that saw the Miami Heat investigated for tampering, and fall camps in full swing for the Miami Dolphins-X staying put,  and Miami Hurricanes. Stephen Daniels from Miami Sports Music joined the show to talk all things Fins. Allana Tachaur joined Alex to talk about the state of the Miami Heat. #MiamiDolphins #MiamiHeat #NFL #NBA

    Tua On A Mission, Heat Building A Defensive Juggernaut | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2021 62:44

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley get you ready for the weekend with the last headlines on the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes. The guys recap free agency so far with Adam Borai. Jim Rodriguez stops by for some weekend betting tips, and former Cane Dan Sileo talks NFL and Hurricanes with Donno. #MiamiHeat #NBA #NFL #MiamiDolphins

    Are The Miami Heat Building A Championship Contender? | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 62:32


    lex Donno and Sean Stanley discuss the latest offseason news on the Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins. Donno welcomes in Michael Christian to break down the Heat signings, and James Walker comes aboard to preview UFC 265. #UFC265 #MiamiHeat #NBA #MiamiDolphins #NFL


    Lowry Mania, Full Padded Dolphins, Canes Camp Preview | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 63:15

    Alex Donno welcomes in Johnathan Ramlakhan to break down the new-look Miami Heat with Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker on board. Jazz Santana joins the show to preview Miami Hurricanes fall camp, which starts Friday! Donno gives out some betting tips courtesy of BetUS.com #MiamiHeat #MiamiDolphins #NFL #NBA

    Ep #143 - Almost Time For Canes Fall Camp!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 37:05

    Alex Donno, Larry Blustein and Jaccare Givens preview fall camp for the Miami Hurricanes, which begins this Friday, August 6th at the Green Tree practice fields and indoor practice facility in Coral Gables. 

    Riley's Heat Master Plan, Round The NFL | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 63:47

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap the first day of NBA free agency, and how Pat Riley is reshaping the Miami Heat to contend in 2022. Alex welcomes in Antwan Staley to talk Dolphins and go around the rest of the NFL with training camps in progress. Brady Hawk joins the show to talk about what the Miami Heat will look like next season. #MiamiHeat #MiamiDolphins #NFL #NBAFreeAgency #KyleLowry

    Miami Heat Free Agency Frenzy, Top Dolphins Camp Performers | Donno Daily Show on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 65:58

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley talk about the Miami Heat links to Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, and rank the top performers at Dolphins training camp so far. Allana Tachauer joins the show to talk about the Heat moves, and Alfredo Arteaga joins for his weekly Dolphins report. #MiamiHeat #MiamiDolphins #Tua #NBA #NFL

    NBA Draft recap, SEC mix-up, NBA trades | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 63:11

    Alex Donno and Sean Stanley recap the NBA Draft, and discuss the apparent fact most of the major programs in college football are trying to join the SEC. Where would this leave the Miami Hurricanes if they get left out. Plus, Russell Westbrook joins LBJ and AD in Los Angeles. LeBron needs more help? Sports attorney Alan Fertel and professional sports handicapper Lee Sterling join the show! #MiamiHeat #NBA #NCAA #SEC #LebronJames #LALakers

    Miami Dolphins' Xavien Dilemma, Miami Heat Off-season Plan | Donno Daily on 5R Live

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 63:21

    On the July 29, 2021 debut of Donno Daily, Alex Donno goes through everything wrong with Xavien Howard's trade request and how the Dolphins should handle it. Luis D. Sung joins the show to talk training camp. Ethan Skolnick joins the show to outline what should be a busy offseason for the Miami Heat.   #MiamiDolphins #MiamiHeat #NBA #NFL #DonnoDaily

    Ep #142 - Brian Monroe Joins Donno & Blu

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 37:20

    Former Miami Hurricanes punter Brian Monroe joins Alex Donno and Larry Blustein to break down the latest Miami Hurricanes football news. Gators coach Dan Mullen takes a shot at the Canes. Brian gives his perspective on NIL. Does Miami have the best defensive backs in the ACC? Blu gives a recruiting rundown. 

    Ep #141 - Chris Graves IN, Who's Next?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 42:39

    On this episode, Alex Donno and Larry Blustein talk Miami Hurricanes Football recruiting. Miami lands a 2022 commitment from 4-star athlete (to play CB) Chris Graves. The guys discuss his abilities and how he will help at The U. Plus, Miami gets respect from the national rankings on their transfer portal class. Which transfer will have the greatest impact in 2021?

    Episode #140 - NIL Mania With Donno, Blu And Jaccare

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 39:12

    Alex Donno, Larry Blustein and Jaccare Givens break down the seismic impact of NCAA athletes now being allowed to profit from their name, image and likeness (NIL) and why this should have happened a long time ago. What will be the specific impact on the Canes?

    Ep #139 Paradise Camp, Reviewed!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 44:34

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein welcome in Jazz Santana. All 3 of the guys attended Paradise camp over the weekend! They review the recruits, the current and former players, and who stood out!

    Ep #138 - Paradise Camp Preview, New Commits, Auburn 2029

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 43:28

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein are back for another in-depth look at Miami Hurricanes football. The guys preview Paradise Camp, which takes place this Saturday with over 30 recruits scheduled to attend. Plus, they go in depth on Miami's newest commits, 4-star CB Khamuari Rogers and 3-star WR Landon Ibieta. Also, Miami is set for a home and home with Auburn in... 2029 and 2030!

    Episode #137 - 12 Team College Football Playoff? Latest Canes Recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 43:45

    Alex Donno and Larry Blustein discussed the proposal to expand the College Football Playoff from four to twelve teams. How will this affect the ACC, Miami, and Notre Dame? Plus, Miami continues to host blue chip defensive lineman for visits. Blu explains why lots of commitments can be expected over the next two weeks. 

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