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 11 years ago '05        #3176
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News & Notes: Highlights, Changes, Depth Charts
The players that spent most of their time with the first team group:

On the offensive line, the tackles were Reggie Youngblood and Jason Fox with Joel Figueroa and Chris Barney at guard (Orlando Franklin is out with an injury this spring). The center position is getting reps switched around between several players – competing for jobs there are A.J. Trump, Xavier Shannon, Matt Pipho and Tyler Horn. At receiver Kayne Farquharson and Leonard Hankerson were the primary first teamers with Ryan Hill the first team slot receiver. The tight end reps were split between Richard Gordon and Chris Zellner; the H-back was Dedrick Epps.

On defense, those spending most of the time with the first team on the defensive line were Eric Moncur and Steven Wesley at end with Antonio Dixon and Josh Holmes at tackle. The linebackers were Sean Spence, Glenn Cook and Darryl Sharpton.

At safety Randy Phillips and Lovon Ponder were the primary first teamers. The cornerbacks to start out were Chavez Grant and Carlos Armour. JoJo Nicolas is second team at free safety.

* Sean Spence says he learned in the days before today's practice that he would be a first teamer at strongside linebacker.

"Coach (Michael) Barrow gave me a chance to work with the first team and I took advantage - it went well," Spence said. "I'm picking up on the system slowly but surely."

Glenn Cook said of Spence that "He did real well. He's a real smart kid, picked it up real fast. He's a great athlete, covers real well. He's picking it up real well."

Spence knows it will be hard to hang onto the job when Colin McCarthy comes back from injury.

"It will be tough," Spence said. "I have to compete every day, make sure I do my a.ssignment."

Behind Spence on the current depth chart is Kylan Robinson. And freshman Arthur Brown is also working in there.

* WR Kayne Farquharson had a big day. He caught a seven-yard touchdown toward the end of 11-on-11 work. And he earlier caught a 30-yard sideline route, getting his toes down in before going out of bounds.

How many balls did Farquharson catch on the day?

"Oh man, I lost count," he said. "The balls were coming and I was just catching."

* Chris Zellner is no longer an H-back. He's made a permanent move to tight end, where he'll compete for a starting job with Richard Gordon. That leaves the H-back job as a battle between Dedrick Epps and freshman John Calhoun.

* Arthur Brown spent today working in with the second team and says he was excited to be out there as a freshman.

The biggest adjustment from high school?

"Just the speed of the practice," he said. "Here you have to move, can't slow down, have to keep up and be mentally prepared."



Aldarius Johnson trots onto the field before his first practice as a Cane
* WR Aldarius Johnson said he had some short receptions in 7 on 7 and 11 on 11 drills today.

"I had some pretty catches, no deep balls," Johnson said.

And he says there's a big difference between college and high school ball.

"(The DBs) are way bigger than high school DBs," Johnson said. "It's fun to learn how to get off the jam off a big DB.

"The game is faster. It's changed. People get bigger, stronger. So I have to get bigger and stronger, too, to compete with the people here."

Johnson spoke about Cannon Smith and Robert Marve.

"Cannon is a little short, but he's a good quarterback, is quick on his feet," Johnson said. "(Marve's) like another Michael Vick."

* DT Marcus Forston is happy to be with his fellow Miami Northwestern freshmen teammates Sean Spence, Jacory Harris and Aldarius Johnson at UM.

He says the four of them are close.

Very close.

"Everyone says we're like quadruplets," Forston said. "Every day everybody sees us together. We take a shower together, go to class together, do everything together. We wait for the shower to clear out, go in there and talk. We go to the bathroom together, everything. So that's the bond we need this year. That's something we can bring to this U family this year, teach them the family we had at Miami Northwestern."

Forston spent today with the second team.

"Basically I was crawling all over again – it's something new, the pace is way faster," Forston said. "In high school we practiced three or four hours. We were out here an hour and 45 minutes and I never worked like this in my life. The tempo, you're never walking. Every station you go to you run to. You want water, you have to run to the water. Everything is moving. You tie your shoe, you're behind now. So you have to get used to the pace."

* WR Jermaine McKenzie practiced today and says the neck he injured last year is 100 percent healed.

He caught 5- and 10-yard hitch routes in seven-on seven work.

"We worked on quick routes - the first days, as always, you implement the short stuff first," he said. "The offense was pretty good."

McKenzie worked behind first-teamer Kayne Farquharson today, with Sam Shields third team. On the other side Leonard Hankerson was the first-teamer with Aldarius Johnson behind him.

* Glenn Cook and Romeo Davis are still awaiting final word on getting an extra year of eligibility, but both are expected to receive it. And both were on the practice field today.

Cook said of his return from an injury that cost him all of last year that "I'm enjoying it. It's fun. It was a long time (since I was on the field), so I'm just having fun my last year. Sitting out all that time you realize how much you miss it."

Cook said the defense is "a little different" under new coordinator Bill Young.

"It's some of the same concepts, but he has his own way of coaching, a little more zone blitzing than we usually do," Cook said.

* Allen Bailey worked behind Steven Wesley in practice today. Bailey is making the transition from linebacker to defensive end.

"I did pretty well," Bailey said. "I'm still learning some stuff, pass rush, learn a couple of moves, how to have a good takeoff."

Bailey said he thought about making the move to DE "for a couple of weeks" before making the decision.

He knew the team was weak at defensive end and had a lot of linebackers coming in. And his weight necessitated it – he now weighs 290 pounds.

"I didn't expect to be 290 in two years (coming out of high school), but it came fast," Bailey said. "I tried (linebacker) at 270. It was time for a change."

* Harland Gunn was a center in high school but says he's only playing guard this spring – he's a second teamer behind Joel Figueroa.

* Freshman PK Jake Wieclaw said he "had a good time" in the opening practice.

Wieclaw says coming in early will let him f!ght for a starting spot at placekicker and doing kickoffs. He said he wasn't put in any pressure situations today.

He also said he's 100 percent recovered from a broken foot suffered last year.

* WR Ryan Hill said "everyone was working together" in the opening practice. "There were catches, but we didn't go deep today, were working the short game. And then we'll work our way up. The offense and defense looked good. All three quarterbacks were throwing well."

* There were four fumbles caused by the defense today, two recovered by defenders.

 11 years ago '04        #3178
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Shannon After Day 1: It was a Good Day

RANDY SHANNON Q&A FOLLOWING SPRING PRACTICE #1

Opening statement: Practice was good today. It was the first time out. There were some positive things. We didn't have any illegal procedures from the offense, no fumbled snaps by the quarterback-center exchange. Defensively we didn't have any offside penalties. So that was the best thing about it. We created some turnovers, so we always have to protect the football. But all around it was a good day both offensively and defensively.

Q: How does this feel different from last year as a head coach?
Shannon: That was my first time out as a head coach. Now you're more calm and players understand what you're trying to get done offensively and defensively, and the tempo. It was good as a total unit. They flow around today and had some fun.

Q: There are several players coming in out of high school and prep school. How does that help them and the team?Shannon: It helps them get ahead big-time because when you bring guys in the speed of the game changes. Now they're excited about the speed, have to get accustomed to it. They have 15 days to get accustomed to it before the fall comes in. So they'll probably pick it up by the end of this week.

Q: With the quarterbacks being so young, do you look at the intangibles like leadership with them?

Shannon: It's execution and things like that. Both of these guys bring some leadership abilities, intangibles that you don't see. When they're in the huddle everyone listens to them. It's kind of like a feel that, `Hey, these two guys have won championships, these two guys have completed passes.' We know what they can do. They've been working on a lot, have been throwing the ball the last week of recruiting coming out throwing the ball. They really understand everything we're trying to get done offensively.

Q: Is Cannon Smith part of the mix?
Shannon: Yes, he is.

Q: What do you expect from him?
Shannon: To come out and compete, get the job done. We're excited about him also.

Q: The quarterbacks don't get hit in the spring. But with them going into the season, is that a shellshock?
Shannon: That's too far away to think about.

Q: When did you make the decision the track guys (Demarcus VanDyke, Bruce Johnson, Graig Cooper and Khalil Jones) won't participate in practice until after the weekend?
Shannon: They're in track, are trying to increase their speed. Those guys were track guys in high school and I'm not going to let guys who want to pursue track, say `You cannot run track at the University of Miami.' They're running track, are doing well. They leave tomorrow for the ACC Championships. Tuesday they'll be back.

Q: They can't do both, right?
Shannon: You just can't have a guy go out there that runs track go out and play football – you pull hamstrings.

Q: How does it help having an Aldarius Johnson and those other freshmen here?

Shannon: Competition. A lot of guys can get reps and you're not wearing anybody out.

Q: With the new defensive coordinator, what's the approach you're taking?Shannon: We're just going to install, get guys to learn the defense the way we need to get it done.

 11 years ago '04        #3179
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Exclusive: Canes go West for New Commitment

Brophy Prep (Ariz.) High School TE Billy Sanders received a Hurricane scholarship offer last Thursday.

And he didn't take long to accept it.

Sanders called Cane coaches today and committed.

"I talked to coach (Joe) Pannunzio and (Clint) Hurtt," Sanders said. "I told them they just had a great recruiting class and that I want to be blocking for (fellow 2009 commitment) Bryce Brown."

Sanders played tight end in his first game this season and had three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown. But then, at the request of coaches, he moved to defense. He finished with 70 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

"He's a big, fearless guy," Brophy Prep coach Scooter Molander said. "He has great hands. If he played (full time at tight end) he'd have had 40 catches.

"He's so big and strong, has a big frame and will be able to put on more quality weight. His hands are strong, but he has good dexterity and he's fearless in terms of catching the ball. He'll go up and get it.

"He's such a great athlete he could play different positions."

Brophy Prep played a spread offense and has won two state titles in the last three years. Sanders was on both championship teams - he moved up to varsity at the end of his freshman season.

Sanders has good bloodlines – his father, Bill Sr., was a tight end at Sacramento State and on the New York Jets' injured squad for two years in the 1980's.

"Billy's been wanting to be a Hurricane since he was 10 years old," Bill Sr. said. "We're on cloud nine - Billy's bouncing off the walls.

"He was also really excited to find out they had a film/cinematography major."

That's right, that's the subject Billy plans to study when he's not on Greentree Practice Field.

He does film work at his school and even created a movie that was broadcast over the school's channel – "It was a horror movie and I was the actor/hero," Sanders said.

Sanders has family in Florida, including a grandmother two aunts. And he visited the campus last year, meeting with Pannunzio.

"I saw the coaches' offices," Sanders said. "Everything was great."

A big Jeremy Shockey fan, Sanders always dreamed of playing for Miami.

And now he has that chance.

Sanders expects a chance at early playing time because there will be so few tight ends on the roster next season.

"The tight ends they have now are older," he said. "Once I'm a freshman there they'll have a senior guy and they run a lot of double tight stuff."

But he expects competition.

"They'll bring in two or three tight ends in this class," he said. "That's fine. I'm ready for the competition."

Sanders says he was told that Oregon, Washington and Nevada will be among schools offering him scholarships. But he says any offer that comes in now will be too late.

"I'm committed, and I'm not taking any other visits," he said. "That's what `committed' means."

Sanders' goals at UM?

"I want to increase my speed, bring it down to 4.7 from 4.8," he said. "And just get in there and do some special teams stuff my freshman year. They're taking 2-3 tight ends and I'll try to beat out those guys."

 11 years ago '04        #3180
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Spring practice report: Day 1
The first practice off the spring is over. What did we learn? Which freshmen are already practicing with the first team? How did Miami's young quarterbacks Jacory Harris, Robert Marve and Cannon Smith look? Here's a quick collection of notes I gathered...

* BAILEY TALKS SWITCH, HEALTH: Allen "Big Boss" Bailey said he was given a couple of weeks to decide whether or not he wanted to make the move to defensive end. Ultimately, he said he wanted to do what was best for the team "with seven linebackers here and seven linebackers coming in and a weakness at end." Bailey said he still has to learn "pass rush reads and learn a couple moves." Bailey said he missed about a month of workouts after having surgery to remove a bone spur from his left bicep muscle. He said he was practicing with the second team Tuesday behind Steven Wesley and Eric Moncur. He said Antonio Dixon and Josh Holmes were on the first team at tackle.

* EXPECTING A TIGHT ARMS RACE: UM coach Randy Shannon didn't come out and say the f!ght for the starting job is only going to be a battle between Robert Marve and Jacory Harris. But he basically hinted at it. Other players did, too. Senior linebacker Glenn Cook said "They both have their advantages. They both are talented. They both want to win. It's going to be a battle, it's not going to be easy for either one of them."

* LINEBACKER DEVELOPMENT: Cook also said freshman linebacker Arthur Brown, the most highly-touted recruit in the 2008 class, is "real raw." "I don't think he got a lot of coaching in high school," Cook said. "So, he's still learning technique. I think he'll be alright. He's a real talented kid." As for freshman Sean Spence, Cook said "He's a great athlete whose picked it up a little bit faster. He's a real smart kid. He'll have a chance to play early. I think he's a little more ahead [of Brown]."

* NEEDS WORK ON THE FUNDAMENTALS: Brown, meanwhile, said he realized there was a lot he thought he was doing right and now he learned he was doing wrong playing the position at Wichita East High. He said he thought he had his fundamentals down tackling, but has now learned he'll have to make some adjustments. Brown said he's gained nine pounds and now weighs 228. He said he's playing at strongside linebacker on the second team beind Sean Spence, who is on the first team with Cook at middle and Daryl Sharpton on the weakside. Brown said Kylan Robinson is backing Sharpton up at weakside and Spencer Adkins is the backup in the middle.

* SURPRISED FIRST TEAMER: Spence, who played weakside in high school, said he's gained nine pounds and is now up 202. He said he's spent a lot of time with linebackers coach Michael Barrow to pick up the defense and believes that's part of the reason he's moved up on the depth chart. I was very surprised. I was looking forward to second and third team, learning what I have to do. But they threw me out with the first team. I’m excited about it.

* CONFIDENT JACORY: Quarterback Jacory Harris, whose weight was thought to be an issue coming out of high school, said he's gained 10 pounds since he first arrived at UM last month and is now listed at 6-4, 178 pounds. He sounded confident when answering questions with the media today -- just like in high school -- and said he plans to compete hard for the starting job. "Pressure busts pipes," Harris said of dealing with the pressure of being a true freshman quarterback. "If you [struggle with] pressure, you shouldn’t be out here. I just come out here and have fun. I’m never nervous. Coach Nix asked me that before practice. He said 'I bet you're nervous.' I said, 'No, I’m not coach.'

* HARD FIRST DAY OF WORK: Freshman defensive tackle Marcus Forston said the biggest adjustment for him on day one has been learning to practice at a fast pace. "I've never worked like this in my life. In high school, we would practice 3-4 hours. We were out here for 1 hour, 45 minutes. The tempo -- you never stop running. Every station you go to you run to. You tie your shoe? You got to run or you are behind." Forston said he's behind Josh Holmes on the second team on the right side at tackle. He said he's playing next to Joe Joseph.

AUDIO LINKS: Click on the names of the following players to hear their interviews... Quarterback Jacory Harris; Running back Shawnbrey McNeal; Receiver Aldarius Johnson; linebacker Glenn Cook; defensive tackle Marcus Forston; cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke; kicker Jake Wieclaw; linebacker Sean Spence; linebacker Arthur Brown; defensive end Allen Bailey.

WHAT WE GOT TO SEE: We got to watch the first 10 minutes of practice as the guys worked out about 200 yards away from us -- way over on the other side of the field. Quarterbacks Jacory Harris, Robert Marve and Cannon Smith worked with their receivers for several minutes of long toss. I shot some photos below (just click on them to see larger versions).

 11 years ago '04        #3181
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Pictures from the 1st Practice

Aldarius Johnson

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Daniel Adderly

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Coach Patrick Nix with Robert Marve

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Baby J

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Jermaine McKenzie

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Patrick Hill

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Shawnbrey McNeal doing Pushups lol

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 11 years ago '04        #3182
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Marcus Forston, Jacory Harris, Leonard Hankerson, Aldarius Johnson

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Harris, Marve and Cannon Smith


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Chris Zellner

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Chris Zellner & Marve

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 11 years ago '04        #3183
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Carlos Armour

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Dedrick Epps

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Jo Nicholas & Jared Campbell

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Tervaris Johnson

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Chavez Grant & Epps

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Marcus Forston

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Allen Bailey

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 11 years ago '04        #3184
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I heard that new QB Aaron Murray at Plant that took over for Marve is even better than he was and he's likely a lock to UF. Any of y'all know anything about the kid?

 11 years ago '04        #3186
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 1000bluntz said
I heard that new QB Aaron Murray at Plant that took over for Marve is even better than he was and he's likely a lock to UF. Any of y'all know anything about the kid?
heard he's real good. he put up big #'s but i believe he's sitting around 6'0"

as far as the better than marve. there are varying opinions

 11 years ago '04        #3187
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Cannon Smith

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 11 years ago '07        #3188
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Cant wait

 11 years ago '04        #3190
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 11 years ago '04        #3191
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 1000bluntz said
I heard that new QB Aaron Murray at Plant that took over for Marve is even better than he was and he's likely a lock to UF. Any of y'all know anything about the kid?
He is good as fu*k. I think he already broke marve's TD record.. he threw for 51 if i'm not mistaken...he does like UF alot becuz he doesn't wanna sit behind Marve again. But you also gotta look at the weapons that he has around becuz those are plenty which is big reason of his success after Marve left.

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DAY 2 Practice Photos

Aldarius Johnson & Baby J

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 11 years ago '06        #3193
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That Adderly looked like he gained a couple pounds. Lets co Canes. The Empire Strikes Back!!!

 11 years ago '04        #3194
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 Cap Peeler said
He is good as fu*k. I think he already broke marve's TD record.. he threw for 51 if i'm not mistaken...he does like UF alot becuz he doesn't wanna sit behind Marve again. But you also gotta look at the weapons that he has around becuz those are plenty which is big reason of his success after Marve left.
Naw I heard Aaron has always been about UF, he's been a Gator fan his whole life. I also heard his receivers weren't really all that special except maybe one of them. Regardless I hope this isn't all BS and we can land him. I've heard one thing that separates him from Marve is his arm strength. Marve came up big in the biggest games though. But this past season being Murray's first as a starter and him putting up those kind of numbers is pretty fu*king insane to say the least.


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 11 years ago '04        #3195
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Tough transition for Hurricanes' QBs
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BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN


PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF
New Canes wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill gives players some instructions during practice.
Video | Battling to be UM's quarterback
University of Miami offensive coordinator Patrick Nix knows the transition from veteran to rookie quarterback won't be seamless.

''It's tough,'' Nix said Wednesday, the lone day a.ssistant coaches are accessible to the media. ``You've got to shelter them a little bit, put them in situations and then try to not put too much on them. But at the same time, it's also fun because you have a clean slate. They don't have good experiences, but they don't have bad experiences either.''

Nix, in his second year at UM, said he doesn't care which of his unusually large crop of receivers gets open, as long as someone gets the ball. He said the biggest challenge with three spring-practice quarterbacks who never have played in a college game is getting each enough snaps to determine who will emerge as the favorite.

''The problem is getting reps,'' Nix said. ``Obviously, they all need reps to see who can do what before we start shuffling around the reps.''

On Tuesday, when quarterbacks were made available, freshman Jacory Harris said he wasn't nervous a bit. ''Pressure busts pipes,'' he said. 'I take every day like it's supposed to be fun. I'm never nervous. I don't get rattled. Coach Nix asked me before practice, `I bet you're nervous?' I said, 'No, Coach. It's just a regular day for me.' ''

Nix said of quarterbacks Harris, Cannon Smith and Robert Marve: ``At times, they've been very poised and handled things very well and at other times, they've panicked a little bit. But the good thing is they haven't panicked and made a game-changing mistake the first two practices.

``I don't think we've had an interception yet -- knock on wood.''

New wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill said the first two days his players have done everything has asked. ''They've run their routes well and they're catching balls,'' he said, ``but we've still got a long way to go.''

Northwestern High's Aldarius Johnson, a strong, physical presence at 6-2 and 200 pounds, has impressed in the short time he has been in Coral Gables. ''He has done a great job learning the system and running his routes,'' Hill said. ``We just have to work with the whole group on fundamentals.''

TRUMP NOW GUARD

Offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland said former center A.J. Trump has moved to guard, leaving Florida International transfer Xavier Shannon, Matt Pipho and Tyler Horn competing for the starting center spot.

''They're all working with the ones, rotating through,'' Stoutland said.

He said Shannon is doing well. ``For a guy who just got here to be able to learn the system and make all the calls -- he's very bright. You can tell he's from a football family.''

QUITE IMPRESSED

Cornerback Chavez Grant is pretty impressed with new defensive coordinator Bill Young -- for an old guy.

''He's real nice,'' Grant said. ``I really like him. He's real energetic, always smiling. For him to be up in age . . . I really don't know [how old] he is, but he runs around good and is very active.

``We're still going to blitz and we're still going to play man, but we're going to mix in a little zone, so it'll be different.''

Young, 61, said he was very happy to be at Miami after helping lead a once unheralded Kansas defense to 12 victories and the Orange Bowl title last season. ``We've just had two practices. I'm kind of learning on the run. It's a real positive atmosphere right now. We have some big, fast guys who are very athletic. They're tuned in and want to learn. I'm excited about the prospects.''

MAKING A POINT

UM coach Randy Shannon has stripped the U from all helmets worn by new players or redshirt freshmen who didn't travel with the team last season. ''Coach Shannon said we have to earn the U on our helmets,'' receiver Jermaine McKenzie said.

 11 years ago '05        #3196
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is Aldarius Johnson 1st team? and Why the hell did ya'll recruit Cannon Smith? I hope Jacory wins the startin job, hes gonna be the truth...

 02-28-2008, 02:48 PM         #3197
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props for the pics c.r.i.p. GO CANES!

 11 years ago '05        #3198
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i dont understand the stipping the U away from the helmets, hes talking about in practice right?

 11 years ago '05        #3199
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 Deeangoe said
i dont understand the stipping the U away from the helmets, hes talking about in practice right?
Yea its just in practice that why i dont think its a big deal. And i guess if they dont earn the u then they wont play but im not sure.

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DT Marcus Forston is happy to be with his fellow Miami Northwestern freshmen teammates Sean Spence, Jacory Harris and Aldarius Johnson at UM.

He says the four of them are close.

Very close.

“Everyone says we’re like quadruplets,” Forston said. “Every day everybody sees us together. We take a shower together, go to class together, do everything together. We wait for the shower to clear out, go in there and talk. We go to the bathroom together, everything. So that’s the bond we need this year.”


Some things are better left unsaid n*gga

Between this and Randy Shannon's comments about butt buddies I think they should just take this program and move to San Francisco, fu*king homos.


@ the picture and the caption under it, sh*t is beyond funny.

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