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 09-19-2006, 08:34 PM         #1
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This is for all Hurricane stuff. Recruiting,news,videos, youtube hits what not.. Keep the Cane hate outta here, if you wanna hate talk to the 5 National Championships we have in 22 years.. Or else you finna to get your noodle whipped



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 09-19-2006, 08:35 PM         #2
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September 19, 2006

CaneSport.com Staff

Talk about it in Gary Ferman's War Room
James Bryant had enough of working as a fourth-team linebacker.

After Saturday's loss, he asked coaches to move to H-back. He is now back on offense.


"They said, `Let's do it,'" Bryant said.

Last year Bryant played fullback. The fullback position has been replaced by the H-back in the new offensive system.

"I just have to play ball," Bryant said. "Offense, defense, wherever they need me, that's where I need to be."

There could be an opportunity for Bryant to get some playing time against Houston if he picks things up quickly enough.

"I have to pick up the schemes just like I did last year and just play ball," Bryant said.

Bryant could have a chance to play in two weeks because starting H-back Chris Zellner is on crutches with a cast around his sprained ankle. Zellner told CaneSport today that he's hopeful he'll be ready for Houston.

But it's far from a sure thing.

Quarterback Kyle Wright is excited about having Bryant back on offense.

"James came to me yesterday, said he's tired of seeing everything that's going on and wants to have a contribution to the team besides special teams and thinks it would be best if he comes back on offense," Wright said. "He's a passionate player. It's good to have that type of passion and energy back on offense. I threw him a flat route for 25 yards today. He looked natural when he caught it, turned right upfield."

* Teraz McCray is the new first-team defensive tackle opposite Bryan Pata. Kareem Brown is now a second-teamer along with Dwayne Hendricks. Antonio Dixon is bothered by a knee injury, which is why Hendricks is working with the second team.

Pata did not start against Louisville because he was late to a team meeting last week.

* Center Anthony Wollschlager may have summed up the team's mood best when he said of UM's current situation, "It sucks being 1-2. We're coping with it. You just have to look yourself in the mirror, say `Hey, how can I get myself better today?'

"That's what everybody's got to do. We have to focus on ourselves to get ourselves better. Nobody's beating us right now. We're beating ourselves. And that is evident. If we focus on ourselves, there's not too many teams that can beat us."

* Linebacker Jon Beason had a message today: "You put that U on the side of your helmet, that's a tradition you have to uphold," he said. "And we're out here setting negative records. The Peach Bowl loss, the first time out of the Top 25 ... It hurts, man. It's sad. You talk to the older guys in the NFL, they're hearing it from coaches and players, friends. It hurts them, too. It's up to us to focus up and stop making so many mistakes. Myself included -- Saturday I had too many mentals. I was trying to do too much instead of doing my job."

Tavares Gooden added, "Right now we're just going to use our speed, because that's what Miami's known for. We haven't really used our speed so far. [Coaches are] making us sprint to every drill now, sprint everywhere so that Miami comes out there and we're flying around like the old Miami.

"We have to go out there and play Miami ball and execute. We can't act three series like we're big and bad and then lay down the fourth series. We have a young offense, so on defense we have to go out and do our thing, can't make mistakes. People out here, you have to have heart. You've got to run, bust your butt, play hard. You'll come out victorious every time if you do that."

* Larry Coker held a meeting with the team on Sunday. Players say his basic message was they have to stay focused, and that he was yelling and animated throughout.

* In injury news, Coker said OG Andrew Bain (fluid in knee) is being evaluated.

WR Darnell Jenkins said reports that he will miss three to four weeks are incorrect.

"Two weeks at the most," he said. "Probably Houston."

Jenkins says he has a torn PCL in his knee but that it isn't something he thinks will keep him from playing.

"I have to get the fluid drained," Jenkins said. "I could (play vs. Houston)."

* Larry Coker said after today's practice that the team "practiced extremely hard, had a good day. The spirit was great. It's a time for us to get better as a football team. We're coaching hard, practicing hard."

* The team practiced in full pads for two hours this afternoon.

Calais Campbell said today was the most intense in-season practice he's gone through at Miami.

"It was more physical, real intense," Campbell said. "It was just real intense. We were concentrating on getting better, on Miami."

Beason added, "Today we did a lot of no-huddle. No calls in. Just trying to get guys lined up, making corrections while people are going. The offense is lined up and ready to snap the ball, we have to get lined up."

* Coker said he expects Reggie Youngblood (ankle) to be ready for the Houston game.

* Coker was pumped up before practice, yelling `Let's go, let's go' as the team performed its coming out drill.

 09-19-2006, 08:36 PM         #3
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September 18, 2006

Gary Ferman, CaneSport Magazine

Talk about it in The Storm Center
Monsignor Pace High School cornerback and Cane commitment Demarcus VanDyke isn't following the path of fellow UM recruit Chris Perry, who CaneSport reported as a decommitment yesterday.


"I'm still solid to Miami," VanDyke said. "Other programs are calling me, they're rubbing it in (how UM is 1-2), saying `We're 3-0 and won our last game.' They just tell me how their season's going.

"I talked to (fellow commitment) Damien Berry about the game yesterday. We were disappointed, but it won't affect his commitment either."

VanDyke last spoke with Cane coaches before the Louisville game.

"I talked to Randy Shannon," he said. "He's supposed to come to my game this Thursday against Edison. We talked about how the season's going, touched bases."

And VanDyke said Shannon indicated he could come in and play offense.

"Coach Shannon said I'll get a shot at wide receiver," VanDyke siad. "It doesn't matter if I play offense or defense as long as the team wins."

So far this year VanDyke's team has a 4-0 record. He has six receptions for 148 yards and two touchdowns. He's also rushed three times for 73 yards and a score. On defense he has four interceptions, returning one for a 55-yard touchdown against Key West last Friday.

Of watching the Louisville game and the 1-2 start to the year for Miami, VanDyke said, "They'll get back. We still have a shot of going to the BCS game. That wasn't an ACC game.

"I'm disappointed we lost, but I'm excited to have a chance to play as a true freshman."

 09-19-2006, 08:37 PM         #4
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@ finna get your noodle whipped... thanks for Kellen

 09-19-2006, 08:39 PM         #5
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Matt Shodell, CaneSport Magazine

Talk about it in The Storm Center
Baton Rouge (LA) Southern Lab High School DB Chad Jones lists a top five of Miami, LSU, Florida, FSU and Auburn.


But he says it remains a Miami-LSU battle.

"That's my top two," he says.

Jones says he will "definitely" take an official visit to Miami.

He has not yet set up any visits.

But Jones says he's disheartened that he hasn't heard from Cane coaches recently.

"It's been a while, since before the summer (dead period)," the 6-foot-3, 215-pound receiver/defensive back said. "I've been talking to other coaches.

"I guess it's sending a message that they might not be interested anymore. I don't know what's been going on."

Is it possible the Canes think Jones, who previously listed a UM offer, is an LSU lock?

If that's the case, he says it's not so.

But he did attend the LSU-Auburn game this weekend.

"It was a very interesting game," Jones said.

As for UM's 1-2 start this season, Jones said, "They're in my top two. I've always wanted to go to Miami. They have a new coaching staff, but I don't know what's going on with them."

* So far this season Jones has two interceptions and three touchdowns (one on an 87-yard punt return and two on catches).

He says he expects to play safety in college.

 09-19-2006, 08:40 PM         #6
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Ya William no doubt.. Other teams should say thanks.. You hear me Ravens and Washington? You too Giants and how about Buffalo?

 09-20-2006, 12:15 AM         #7
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September 19, 2006

CaneSport.com Staff

Talk about it in Gary Ferman's War Room
Kyle Wright Q&A

Q: You must hear a lot of rumors swirling around Larry Coker's job status.


Wright: It's something I'm not personally worried about. None of my teammates seem to worry about it either. Like coach Coker said, `It's about Miami.' And that's going out and getting better every single day. We can't afford to take any steps back. Today was our first step in the right direction.

Q: Is this a good time for a bye?

Wright: I don't think after a loss it's a good or bad time. After this past game we've watched film over and over, are really putting in perspective what we want to do here. If we want to be mediocre at best, like we were doing Saturday, then we can keep doing what we're doing. If we want to get better and still make an ACC championship and go to a BCS game, there's a lot of things that need to change, starting with our attitude. Today was a step in the right direction. We were focused, had energy. Nobody took a play off. There were very little mental mistakes.

Q: Is there an effort problem?

Wright: I don't think you could question our effort on Saturday. Watching the film, guys played hard. Could we have played harder? I don't know if we could have. Could we have played smarter? We could have played a lot smarter. And that's something we have to get better at. Our effort, strength and speed is there. It's guys' mental mindset, and that's what we need to change.

Q: How do you get the downfield passing game to click better?

Wright: I don't say it's a big issue because we hit a few on Saturday. When protection is suspect at times, it's tough to get in a rhythm. You can't just go out and throw the ball deep just because you want to. After the first one we hit, they really respected us, stopped biting on things. We had chances to get the ball up the field and didn't execute doing it. We tried to take a couple of shots and I ended up getting hit both times. One I fumbled, which was in a crucial situation. Another time I got hit from behind. Overall, just everything we need to get better at.

Q: How are you coping mentally?

Wright: Adversity is going to test character. We're facing adverse times, and it's going to test our character. It's easy to be a leader when things are going good. When things are clicking it's easy to be positive and be a leader. Myself and other guys need to take it upon ourselves to rally our team and not accept mediocrity. These next couple of weeks are the perfect opportunity for us to get it moving back in the right direction.

Q: Are you doing anything different now?

Wright: Just a bigger sense of urgency. Today our attitude and our focus has completely shifted. I think we just got a reality check.

Q: Some said the team just didn't seem to have a fire in it in the second half at Louisville.

Wright: At the end of the game I told the guys `If you're going to quit, go in the locker room now. Take your stuff and go in the locker room.' Quitting is not going to be accepted. I said `If you're going down, you better go down swinging.'

Q: You only have one touchdown pass this year.

Wright: We can only get better. The way we played Saturday is not going to get it done. There's only one thing we can do. That's going out and giving constant effort every play. It's my job to stay on these guys and not let anyone take a play off.

Q: With the rumors swirling around coach Coker, how does that affect recruiting? Wouldn't that make someone think twice about coming to Miami?

Wright: If a recruit is going to commit to a coach, it's the wrong reason to come to a school. I came to the University of Miami for the University of Miami. I've lost all the offensive coaches and I'm here, everybody's still here plugging along. If a recruit is going to commit to a school off a coach -- a coach can be gone, go to another school and coach the next year. If a player wants to go to another school and transfer, they have to sit out. So no matter where you go, a kid has to make a decision based on he's the one running sprints, getting up early to go to meetings. You have to commit to the school. I love my coaches, but you can't commit to the coaches because things can change.

 09-20-2006, 02:25 PM         #8
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 WillyHBonnie said
@ finna get your noodle whipped... thanks for Kellen


canes are wassup... people hatin cuz i like bith yall and my school... byt iss all love for ther U baby, we not even in the same confrence :applause: :applause: :applause:

 12 years ago '05        #9
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thanks for reggie wayne.. and the years with edge

 09-20-2006, 02:32 PM         #10
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 BOUNCER06 said
thanks for reggie wayne.. and the years with edge



thanks for sinorice moss.... and santana.... and jonathan vilma..... and ray lewis and ed reed....

 09-20-2006, 03:19 PM         #11
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classic sh*t

 09-20-2006, 03:37 PM         #12
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Damn, Miami does seem to produce high quality talent year after year...

 09-20-2006, 03:38 PM         #13
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Except Butch Davis. lol

 09-20-2006, 03:58 PM         #14
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Updated: Sep. 20, 2006, 2:50 PM ET
Reeling Canes have lost four of last six games
By Jorge Milian
Special to ESPN.com

For Brandon Meriweather, the realization of how far the Miami Hurricanes have fallen came Sunday afternoon when the a.ssociated Press Top 25 poll excluded the school from its rankings for the first time in 107 weeks -- the longest active run in college football.

"That's the part that hurts me the worst," said Meriweather, a senior free safety. "Knowing that we're not even considered to be a Top 25 team is really getting up under my skin."

Larry Coker
Brian Tietz/US PRESSWIRE
The heat is on Miami coach Larry Coker after the Canes' loss to Louisville.

But, be a.ssured, Meriweather doesn't think the Hurricanes are getting a raw deal from voters.

"Right now, we're playing like we're a Division II school," he said.

A bad Division II school.

Miami's latest nationally televised debacle took place Saturday during a 31-7 beating at the hands of Louisville.

During pregame warm-ups, Miami's players nearly caused a brawl between the two teams by stomping on Louisville's cardinal logo at midfield. Louisville spent the rest off the afternoon stomping on the Hurricanes.

"It's pretty obvious today we were embarrassed," coach Larry Coker said after the game. "Our coaches were embarrassed, our players were embarrassed. We're obviously not a good football team."

The loss was Miami's fourth in its last six games. One of its two victories during that stretch came against Florida A&M, a Division I-AA school.

More importantly, the Hurricanes fell to 1-2 for the first time since 1997 and dropped out of national championship contention with two Saturdays remaining in September.

That provoked the expected outcry against Coker from disgruntled fans, who has lost eight of his last 21 games after beginning his career as Miami's coach with 24 consecutive victories.

Amid rumors that the school's board of trustees was preparing to meet and discuss Coker's future, Miami athletic director Paul Dee announced that the coach would not be fired during the season.

"He's going to take us through and we're going to play the rest of our games and he's going to be our coach," Dee said. "I don't know what the future holds. We're going to evaluate everything after the season. We do that every year."

Not exactly a resounding vote of confidence for Coker, who is in the second season of a five-year contract.

"I'm not really concerned about job security," Coker said. "I'm really not. I'm concerned about getting our football team back to where it needs to be and winning football games. If we do that, job security will take care of itself."

Dee didn't say what the Hurricanes need to do to save Coker's job, but a Coastal Division title and a berth in December's ACC championship game figure to be the bare minimum.

Baraka Atkins
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The Hurricanes appear to have lost their trademark confidence.

Even that seems like a monumental task for the Hurricanes because because they appear to have lost not only some recent games but also their trademark confidence (some would say arrogance).

"The team's confidence?" quarterback Kyle Wright asked. "I've seen it waver at times."

Like on Saturday against Louisville. Miami was leading 7-0 and was on the verge of tacking on another touchdown when tailback Charlie Jones fumbled inside the Cardinals' 10-yard line.

The Hurricanes never recovered. Coker admitted after the game that his players looked beat at halftime even though they were trailing by only 10-7.

"It felt like we were down 31-7 at halftime," Coker said. "As I told them, 'I don't see it in your eyes.'"

Neither did Wright, who found himself urging his teammates not to give up late in the game.

Said Wright: "I told those guys, 'If you're going to quit, go in the locker room right now. Take your stuff and go in the locker room, because quitting is not going to be accepted.'"

Meriweather said that "some guys have a I-don't-care attitude. You can't win with a I-don't-care attitude."

Miami's biggest problem remains an inept offense. In its last five losses, the Hurricanes have been held scoreless in the second half.

Coker overhauled his staff during the offseason, firing offensive coordinator Dan Werner and bringing in Rich Olson. But, if anything, the offense seems to have gotten worse. "I'm disappointed in myself because I haven't gotten the job done that I was hired to do here," Olson said this week.

Olson hasn't gotten much help from his players. Wright has thrown only one touchdown pass this season. The running game has generated a combined 66 yards on 55 carries in losses to Florida State and Louisville. Tight end Greg Olsen, considered one of the nation's top players at his position, has eight catches for 79 yards in three games. The offensive line has helped allow eight sacks for an ACC-worst 77 yards in losses.

"When you put that U on the side of your helmet, there's a tradition you have to uphold," linebacker Jon Beason said. "You talk to the older guys in the NFL and they're hearing it from coaches and players and friends. It hurts them too, man."

It certainly hurts Lamar Thomas, who won national championships at Miami in 1989 and 1991 before embarking on a nine-year NFL career.

"I don't know if they think they can win ball games anymore," said Thomas, who is second in Miami history to Michael Irvin with 23 touchdown receptions. "It's very shocking. I'm looking at the team and I'm saying to myself, 'Wow, where did it go? How did this happen?' I'm trying to convince myself that this program is not dead."

Jorge Milian covers the ACC for The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post.

 09-20-2006, 07:43 PM         #15
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Damn, Miami does seem to produce high quality talent year after year...

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

SIG!!!

 09-20-2006, 07:44 PM         #16
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jesus christ.... 66 yards on 55 carries?!?

Larry COKEHEAD =


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 09-20-2006, 07:50 PM         #17
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jesus christ.... 66 yard on 55 carries?!?

LarryCOKEHEAD =

 12 years ago '04        #18
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fu*k...im here now..

im got damn pissed about the season but its not out of the question we could go 10-2 reach BCS bowl.


NFL Scouts are at practice this week so expect an 10-2 season with like 10 guys drafted again

 12 years ago '04        #19
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fu*k...im here now..

im got damn pissed about the season but its not out of the question we could go 10-2 reach BCS bowl.


NFL Scouts are at practice this week so expect an 10-2 season with like 10 guys drafted again
who do you think is gonna get drafted this year outside of B-Ware, atkins, and t.moss? think a team will take a flyer on ryan moore? i hope wright and olsen dont go, they could use a lil bit more polishing at their respective positions

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 madness said
who do you think is gonna get drafted this year outside of B-Ware, atkins, and t.moss? think a team will take a flyer on ryan moore? i hope wright and olsen dont go, they could use a lil bit more polishing at their respective positions
i was just throwin a number out there...like we had 9 drafted last year.

but

Atkins(1st-2nd)
Pata(4th-6th)
Brown(4th-6th)
Meriweather(1st)
Jenkins(5th-6th, unless he test off the charts an puts up at least 500 yds this
year)
Moore(7th, do off workouts and potential)
T.Moss(4th-6th, depending what type of shape he is in and test numbers)
Wollaschlager(5th-6th)

Sharpe(2nd-4th, he's only an redshirt junior but he's been here for like 10
years it seems like, but he will come out if he plays good like he
has been, should test very well)


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 09-21-2006, 09:11 AM         #21
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September 20, 2006

CaneSport.com Staff

Talk about it in Gary Ferman's War Room
Coach Mario Cristobal was honored by Rivals.com as one of the nation's top recruiters in the past.


And now, after a 1-2 start, Cristobal and the rest of the UM coaching staff is working hard to make sure top recruits understand Miami is still a top program.

Cristobal told CaneSport that, considering the slow start, the recruit reaction has been positive.

"I think they understand what Miami has been, what Miami always will be," Cristobal said. "Did they watch the game? Yeah. And some of them are a little bit surprised that we didn't come out on top of a couple of these games. But at the same time they're quick to point out that there is a lot of youth at certain key positions on the field. It kind of makes them understand, `Hey, I could do something immediately (at Miami).' I'm not saying it helps. It never helps when (you lose). But I don't sense any drawbacks right now.

"It's a long season. There's enough people out there now, high school coaches that advise their athletes, `Hang on, let things play out. Because what's hot now is going to be real cold later. And the guy you think is great right now, that guy's going to be in the NFL or go some other place.' So the bottom line is it's not about (us) as recruiters. It's about the program itself. The more kids understand and realize that and fall less in love with the fireworks and balloons of recruiting, the more they'll understand `This should be the place for everybody.'"

Asked if he's had to specifically reassure recruits, ask them not to get down on UM, Cristobal said, "No, I think they understand that already. They do. When asked about that, it's `We didn't get the job done this past Saturday and we will work whatever hours it takes to get the job done. And not because we wear a `U' on our helmet, but because we'll outwork everyone out there.' They have to respect that. If it's not the type of attitude they like, it's not the place for them anyway."

Miami has lost one commitment this season.

Cristobal was asked how much harder the staff has to work to keep the other current commitments on board with the team struggling.

"I think it's the same as if you're off to a 3-0 (start), because once they're committed it just raises the bulls-eye a little bit," Cristobal said. "Everybody comes after them anyway. If you do real well, (other teams tell them) you have too much talent and too much depth. If we're not doing real well, then the opposition says, `Well, they ain't playing real good.' It's always going to be like that. It's always down to the wire. It is truly a marathon where every ounce of time you get (with a recruit), you better not waste it. You have a window where that recruit's going to call you, you better have your cell phone there so you can talk. Don't let someone creep in, man. Don't create a wedge, don't create a little pocket of air where someone can sneak in there.

"These are young minds. Think about yourself when you go buy a car. You go from one dealer to another, that BMW changed from Mercedes real quick when that other dude started putting that little Men In Black package that you saw in that movie, right? Now go back and you're 18 years old and walk into (a) campus. Some will put their faces all over the Jumbotron and play that loud music. That feels pretty good. And then go out with the local players and they round up all these girls and put them all around. It's `Wow, college is pretty darn good.' And all of a sudden guys are wearing different colors week to week. It's a tough thing. Winning always helps. We will win. That's always going to help. But even at a place like Rutgers (where Cristobal used to coach) where you're 1-12, the sun comes out once every 14 days and temperatures drop below sub-zero, you still find a way to get kids from Florida there to go play football. There are no excuses, man."

* Asked if Larry Coker has changed at all since the 1-2 start, Cristobal said, "I just feel whenever you're like this, a situation like this, you're tight as it is and you become that much tighter. I'm talking about as a team, as a coaching staff. You're ready to f!ght. It doesn't matter who it is, who comes into your stadium. It has nothing to do with the outside. It really doesn't. And that's the biggest misconception about the whole thing. When it comes down to it, it truly is what lies beyond the lines of this field in that locker room. And it all stays within. And you do it in front of cameras on the field. You don't do it vocally at people. You don't try to blame, point fingers. You handle it within house. Coach Coker, I believe he's on a mission to make sure things are right. We will back him 100 percent."

 09-21-2006, 12:46 PM         #22
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September 20, 2006

CaneSport.com Staff

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Defensive tackle Teraz McCray began this season playing behind Bryan Pata and Kareem Brown. But now he's played ahead of both of them.


McCray started at left tackle against Louisville in place of Pata, who was held out the start of the game after he was late to a team meeting.

And now McCray has been elevated to first team right tackle ahead of Brown.

"It's exciting," McCray said. "But I can't get lax. I have great players behind me. This isn't a time for me to relax. It's a time for me to keep pushing."

McCray says of how he's playing this year that "I still have to get better at some things. As far as I'm concerned, I'm not playing to my potential, where I want to be."

This is a defensive line that has struggled with the pass rush.

"The defensive line, we have to get better," McCray said. "We have to get more pressure on the quarterback. When we have opportunities to pass rush we have to capitalize on it, get some sacks. We have to get better as a whole. At both ends and both tackles, we have to get better."

Coach Larry Coker said McCray was moved to first team because "He's starting to really practice well and get himself back in condition to play. Teraz is not tall (at barely 6-foot-0), but he's starting to get his conditioning, is really starting to play well. He's earned the opportunity."

McCray's elevation means two starters from the beginning of the year -- Baraka Atkins and Brown -- are now backups.

The line has underperformed so far.

"It's just a line that we're trying to get the best players on the field," Coker said. "We're going to evaluate. Guys have to know they have to perform."

* Asked to a.ssess the mood of the team, McCray said, "The mood is you can't dwell on a loss, because it affects you in the next game. We have to take it in stride and keep going. Keep your head up and f!ght hard.

 09-21-2006, 12:53 PM         #23
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Mike Farrell
Rivals.com Football Recruiting

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The 2006 Rivals.com prep school player rankings for the recruiting class of 2007 are out, and while it's not as star-studded a group as 2006, there are plenty of players who will make an immediate impact next year and beyond. Led by New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy Academy running back Graig Cooper, this year's crop is loaded with speed.


According to his coach, Cooper has added speed since high school.
Cooper, who signed with Miami in February out of Memphis (Tenn.) Melrose has been tearing things up at Milford. According to Milford head coach Bill Chaplick, Cooper has stepped up his game a notch.

"Coop is averaging more than 15 yards-per-carry through four games and has added an extra step of speed since high school," he said of his 5-foot-11, 185-pounder. "If he's not the best running back out there I'd like to see who is."

Cooper's backfield mate is former Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt running back LeSean McCoy, a much more hyped prospect coming out of high school. McCoy will also head off to Miami to play college ball.

"Shady is coming along," said Chaplick. "He came in a bit out of shape because he missed our camp, but each week he's worked hard to get back. This past week he rushed for more than 100 yards for the first time for us and his quickness is coming back. It'll be very hard to take the job from Coop, but we have a good 1-2 punch."

Sandwiched between the two Milford running backs are eight players from Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy and one player from Fork Union (Va.) Fork Union Military. Former Hampton (Va.) Phoebus speedster Brent Vinson checks in at No. 2 and is playing both ways for Hargrave.

"He's so fast, he could end up being the fastest player we've ever had here," said Hargrave head coach Robert Prunty. "We've got him at wide receiver and cornerback. Against West Virginia, a team we've never beaten until this year, he had more than 400 total yards of offense. He's a game changer."

Vinson was signed and placed by Tennessee.


Brent Vinson is playing wide receiver and cornerback for Hargrave.
Following Vinson is former New Haven (Conn.) Hyde Leadership offensive tackle Bruce Campbell, former Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby safety DeAndre McDaniel, former Fort Valley (Ga.) Peach County wideout Chris Slaughter and former Ocilla (Ga.) Irwin County offensive lineman Justin Anderson.

"Campbell is our best offensive lineman," said Prunty. "He reminds me of Jared Gaither because he's so big and long but has great feet. He's got to be around 300 pounds by now. McDaniel is just k!lling people out there, he's a big-time hitter. Slaughter is the real deal, he's has NFL potential like these other guys. And Anderson is a beast, you just line up and run behind him all day."

Campbell was signed and placed by Maryland, McDaniel by Clemson, Slaughter by Auburn and Anderson by Georgia.

Ex College Park (Ga.) Banneker defensive tackle Olufemi Ajiboye and former Chesapeake (Va.) Deep Creek star Ras-I Dowling rounds out the Hargrave group in the top 10.

Ajiboye was signed and placed by Virginia Tech and Dowling by Virginia.

"Ajiboye has one of the best first steps I've seen for a defensive lineman, he's is so quick," said Prunty. "And Dowling is a shutdown cornerback for us, he just locks players down. He has good size and great hips."

Checking in at No. 9 is Fork Union linebacker Gerald Williams who hails from Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) Boyd Anderson. Williams signed with Tennessee back in 2005 and still needs a test score to qualify. He's now 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds and will be a monster on defense for head coach John Schuman.

Others of note in the top 50 include Georgia commitments Clifton Geathers and Ben Harden, Louisville commitments Kareem Crowell and Emanuel Francis, Penn State commitment J.B. Walton and Syracuse signee Jermaine Pierce.

Of the uncommitted players, Milford's Devin Parrish, Hargrave's Jamie Childers and Fork Union's Dwayne Priest stand out. Parrish, the cousin of former Miami wide receiver Roscoe Parrish and is expected to take an official visit to Florida for their home game against Alabama. Childers, a tall, athletic quarterback, is being recruited by schools like West Virginia, NC State, North Carolina and others and Priest is an undersized hitter with looks from Virginia, Virginia Tech and others.

 09-21-2006, 12:54 PM         #24
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Number 1 prep player in the country 2007

 09-21-2006, 12:56 PM         #25
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Number 1 prep player in the country 2007

im still @ 66 yards on 55 carries... :banghead:

 09-21-2006, 12:59 PM         #26
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No one respect Wright because hes trash.. Hes the reason we can run because they can play wideouts one on one because he cant do sh*t down the field and the little bit of pressure he thinks hes vick..

 09-21-2006, 01:02 PM         #27
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damn.... and the oline got r*ped the past few weeks too. maybe that has somethin to do with it...

 09-21-2006, 01:06 PM         #28
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Yeah it has but if you watc the games theres alot of time he could have stepped up and made the pass instead of runnin outside and running.. The truth is if they wanna run that kinda offense they need to bring in Kirby Freeman. There running game would be nice if they could pass then play action would work and there goes your offense..


Plus the offense is fu*kin up the defense because theres so many 3 n outs, were not constantly driving and not scoring were not even moving tha fu*kin ball.

 09-21-2006, 01:08 PM         #29
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yeah miami always had an agressive D....

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Wright is fine...its mostly the backs thats fu*kin everything up by not picking up the blitz

Charlie Jones...ive tried to stick up for him cuz he is an hard worker but he fu*ked up so many times in that loss to louisville.

He missed alot of key blocks, He got took down on an arm tackle where he should have went for 6, and he fumbled the ball and gave away our momentum.

his time is up

if KW can get time to throw he will get the ball there. but the problem is he is always on his a.ss.

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