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 9 years ago '07        #3661
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Why does everybody keep forgettin about Marcus Robinson and how nasty hes gonna be?
 07-21-2008, 09:57 AM         #3662
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THIS JUST IN!!!!...HE JUST COMMITTED.!!!!

Norcross (GA) High School DB/WR Prince Kent lists over 40 scholarship offers.

But it's only one that matters to him now.

He has committed to the Miami Hurricanes. Kent announced his decision moments ago at a press conference.

He said he was making four commitments - one to his family, his mother to be a better son and to his uncle and sister; the second was to his coaches to be a better player, the third was to his teammates who helped him get to this point like the defensive line that put pressure on the QB and helped him be a better CB, and the fourth was to Miami.

Kent said of Miami that "They have a tradition, send the guys into the pros. They have a tradition of guys getting their degrees, and if you don't get your degree, NFL players come back to get their degree. They have a great tradition."

Kent took an unofficial visit to UM in June that helped make his decision easier.

"I saw the players around, working out," he said. "So I got to see a lot of the players, and it's all about competition in Miami. Everybody's like family. I talked to some of the players, asked them how was Miami, asked about the coaches. They gave me a good word about it. They were straight up with me."

The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder with 4.4-second speed finished his junior season with seven receptions on offense and 59 tackles, two fumble recoveries and five pass deflections on defense. Kent's numbers on offense were limited because he deferred many times to Southern Cal signee Brice Butler and Alabama signee Devonta Bolton.

He is expected to play defense at Miami.
 9 years ago '05        #3663
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I guess some n*ggaz just don't care about PT....
 07-21-2008, 11:33 AM         #3664
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 9 years ago '06        #3665
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Good pickup with Prince Kent, If he didnt go to Alabama, I rather him go to you guys, just keep his a.ss out of the SEC. He was one I really wanted to sign with us, but its all good. All this do is add more pressure on the coaching staff in getting Dre to commit to us..
 9 years ago '04        #3666
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 P. Dedos said:
we all know hes talking about lance leggett and twiddle dee and twidle dum at QB last year
mightve been talkin about calais campbell and kenny phillips....word is they both half-assed the season to protect their draft status
 9 years ago '04        #3667
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EVERYBODY WELCOME THE FRESH PRINCE!!:applause:
 9 years ago '04        #3668
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Hurricanes' Shannon: "We'll be better"
Coach Randy Shannon kept realistic expectations for UM, but he insisted players are adopting his 'team-first' culture.

GREENSBORO, Ga. - Last year at about this time, new University of Miami football coach Randy Shannon stood in front of a packed crowd of 3,000 and promised to deliver a winning program.

''We've made a commitment to get it done,'' he said last July at CanesFest. ".. . . This is going to be a great year, where all we're thinking about are championships -- not ACC championships, the national championship!''

On Monday at the ACC Football Kickoff, Shannon was a bit more realistic during an interview with The Miami Herald and later in a group session with journalists who cover the Atlantic Coast Conference.

His prediction for 2008? ''That we'll be better than we were last year,'' he said. "We have a foundation that we've been building on. We have a nucleus of guys we're building depth with.''

NO ADDED PRESSURE

In Shannon's first year of coaching, the Hurricanes finished 5-7 -- UM's worst season in 30 years.

But with a top-rated signing class and some talented veterans who have bought into his ''team-first'' culture, he insists UM is on course for improvement. He said he feels no added pressure after last year's misery.

''I put enough pressure on myself to win games,'' he said. ``We know we have to improve off of last year's experiences. It was a learning process for everybody, and we're excited about the upcoming season.''

Shannon was asked if it mattered to him that UM was projected by ACC writers to finish third in the Coastal Division behind projected No. 1 Virginia Tech and No. 2 North Carolina -- led by former UM coach Butch Davis.

``No, it doesn't matter, because it always changes, and different people [believe] different things. It's just hard luck for us where we're at and what people think about Miami, so it's a starting block.''

Shannon said the most significant lesson he learned last year was ``that you have to make sure you look at the overall picture of your football team. Last year, it was unexpected that we'd have to play 10 freshmen at one point.

``We have a lot of players coming back, and on [paper] they're young. But game experience? They should be a lot older.''

Not quarterbacks, of course. All four of UM's quarterbacks have never thrown a pass in a college game. What will determine who wins the starting job?

''Don't know yet,'' Shannon said. ``Seven to 10 days from the first game, whichever quarterback that does a great job, he'll be the starter, and the other quarterbacks are going to play during the season.''

SHANNON SPEAKS

Other Shannon comments:

• On the status of standout freshman defensive end Allen Bailey, who injured his pectoral muscle: ``He's running full speed now. He's moving his shoulder. We just have to take it slow with him. When he's ready to play, we'll play him -- maybe the first game, maybe the second. He's ahead of schedule, but we're not going to jeopardize his life and his career by being selfish as coaches.''

• On talk that wide receiver Sam Shields might lose his eligibility because of grades: ``I don't know anything about that. I can't discuss academics.''

• On whether he's concerned that coaches might feel uncomfortable talking with him about the progress of his son, Xavier, a center who transferred from Florida International: ``I don't talk about him to the other coaches. I let the coaches discuss him. I will go strictly with what I see him doing on the field. As for playing time, the offensive staff will sit and talk about that with him.''

• On the kicking situation: ``If today were the start of the season, Matt Bosher would do both [punting and place-kicking]. Jake Wieclaw will come around.''

• On whether six incoming players might not qualify for admission: ``I didn't say they're not qualified. I said they're going through NCAA Clearinghouse issues. The new thing with the Clearinghouse is they're making sure the kids had the proper core courses, because the NCAA changed its standards from 14 to 16 core courses. It's just paperwork. I have nothing to do with the Clearinghouse.''
anyone else notice how vague shannon is with some questions? i'm not talkin about a "sly bill belichick" vague, but a "what-the-fu*k-are-you-talking-about?" vague.
sometimes reporters ask him questions about players and he sounds like he has no idea what theyre talkin about
 9 years ago '04        #3669
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• Early sentiment among some UM people is that Colin McCarthy, Darryl Sharpton and Glenn Cook are favorites to start at linebacker (with Sean Spence and Arthur Brown pushing hard), and nobody would be surprised if Marcus Forston starts at defensive tackle at some point alongside projected defensive line starters Antonio Dixon, Eric Moncur and Allen Bailey. Believe the hype on Bailey, one UM official says. . . . With the Toms Rivers, N.J., prosecutor awaiting a review by a grand jury, UM hasn't decided what to do with linebacker Zach Kane, accused of hitting someone with a bottle at a party.

• Recruiting buzz: American High defensive end Olivier Vernon, a UM oral commitment, said last weekend's visit to an FSU camp ''opened up my eyes a little more'' and that the battle for him is now ''completely wide open'' among UM, FSU, USF and Alabama. . . . Elite Palmetto High running back Jaamal Berry said he is leaning strongly toward Ohio State.
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 9 years ago '04        #3670
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Three members of the University of Miami football team's top-rated recruiting class will be heading to Milford Prep in New York state this fall instead of Coral Gables, according to published reports.

Offensive lineman Brandon Washington, linebacker Antonio Harper and safety C.J. Odom would not have academically qualified in time for the start of the fall semester.

Coach Randy Shannon told reporters last week that ''about six'' of the team's 33 signees from February had yet to get their paperwork through the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Two other signees battling academic issues this summer -- offensive lineman Benjamin Jones and defensive back C.J. Holton -- are expected to report with the other freshmen on July 31.

It is unknown whether linebacker Zach Kane (awaiting a review by a grand jury after being accused of hitting someone with a bottle at a party) will be cleared in time to report for classes.

HENDRICKS AWARD

Miami's Eric Moncur and USF All-American George Selvie are among four players from Florida schools named to the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award for the nation's top defensive end.

Florida's Jermaine Cunningham and Florida State's Everette Brown also were named to the 36-player list.

Named after the Pro Football Hall of Famer from Hialeah, the seventh Hendricks Award will be announced Dec. 10. Virginia's Chris Long won it last season.
wasnt expecting washington to qualify, but i thought odom and harper would squeak in....oh well, they can use the extra year to get bigger and stronger.
 9 years ago '04        #3671
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UM's Shannon pleads for time ... Will he get it?

CORAL GABLES - Around this time last year, Miami Hurricanes coach Randy Shannon was all about selling the confidence he had in the football program.

He mentioned expectations in his first year of going undefeated and competing for national championships. After a 5-7 record that saw the Hurricanes miss a bowl game for the first time in 10 seasons, his tune has somewhat changed.

These days, he speaks of gradual instead of immediate improvement, leaving one big question: How long is the wait? Patience could be thin for a university used to strong tradition and a fan base spoiled by championships.

"At some schools you go 8-4, you'll always have a job," Shannon said. "At some schools you go 8-4, you don't have a job. Those things, as a coach, you've got to accept."

Shannon knows a repeat of his first season will cause alarms to sound. The Hurricanes lost three games by at least 30 points, including a 48-0 disaster to Virginia in the final game at the Orange Bowl.

Although new Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt has expressed strong support, Shannon hopes to avoid giving administration reason to think otherwise.

"At Miami, we graduate our kids," Shannon said. "I can graduate all the kids I want, but I can't go 5-7, 5-7, 5-7. I won't have a job."

Shannon, who signed a four-year contract when he was hired, recently admitted the program was in worse shape than expected. It essentially meant he was rebuilding from the ground up after UM fell from a national contender to losing 13 games in two years.

Last season the roster was filled with underclassmen.

"When you sit down and evaluate, you're playing 10 freshmen your first year as a head coach," Shannon said. "That's seventh-graders playing against 12th-graders. That's going to be tough to win games that way."

A strong incoming class is expected to be the foundation of the resurrection. That could take a couple years, but the amount of time a coach receives to complete a turnaround varies from school to school.

"As a coach, you always want to say immediately," Duke first-year coach David Cutcliffe said. "To put a timetable on what a coach needs to put a program in place is probably two or three years. You start getting players you recruited, but more important, you start training players into your way of thinking. ... That's kind of the standard procedure to it."

If a two- or three-year plan were in place, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said a few Atlantic Coast Conference teams would have had vacancies years ago. Even Frank Beamer needed time to build Virginia Tech into a consistent winner.

"If two years is enough time, there are a lot of guys who wouldn't be here [at ACC media days] that are now pretty successful," Johnson said. "I don't think you can put a timetable on it."

Shannon has laid the groundwork for putting his stamp on the program. Last year he made players sign code-of-conduct contracts, openly said position battles are on a weekly basis and is trying to lock up the South Florida recruiting base.

He also plans to keep the coaching staff in place to create stability, which he said helped Beamer excel.

"It takes time to get used to things," UM tackle Jason Fox said. "Now everyone has had enough time to learn the things the way [Shannon] wants to run the program. It's going to be nothing but good for us."

Still, there have been critics. Several players, including quarterback Kirby Freeman, transferred in the offseason.

Shannon called the departures simply a difference in agendas.

On the recruiting front, the Web site InsidetheU.com reported that Orson Charles, a tight end from Tampa Plant High, said rival coaches have raised questions about Shannon's job security in an attempt to sway his decision.

Shannon downplays the talk and says he has received nothing but support from the university, former players and fans.

"In the long run, everybody that is a Miami Hurricanes fan wants to see you win," Shannon said. "There's always going to be support. ... To this day, every time you walk to the airport, every time you have dinner and players when they go out on community service, there's always fan support."
 07-25-2008, 08:24 PM         #3672
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 9 years ago '04        #3673
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The names of the past stars can flow off the tongue like water. Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey and Kellen Winslow, Jr., to start it off are the first names that quickly come to mind because they are the most recent.

But the list extends to Coleman Bell, Rod Chudzinski, Greg Olsen, Kevin Everett and more.

Over the past 25 years, the University of Miami has produced some of the best tight ends college football has seen and a number of first round picks, including Franks, Shockey, Winslow and Olsen.

But the position struggled a great deal last year.

Randy Shannon shuffled four tight ends throughout the season including DajLeon Farr, Chris Zellner, Dedrick Epps and Richard Gordon with none of them proving to be the answer to the problem.

In the past, the tight end had been an outlet for quarterbacks such as Ken Dorsey who had a beautiful connection with Shockey and Winslow and Brock Berlin who always seemed to know where he could find Winslow.

No catch in the past ten years is more memorable than Berlin's pass to Winslow over the middle in the final minutes of Miami's 22-20 win over West Virginia when the 'Canes overcame a 4th and 11. Berlin lofted a pass over the middle of the field to Winslow who skied as high as he could and caught the back side of the ball for a 15-yard gain and a first down.

The catch led the 'Canes to a game winning field goal and kept the 'Canes undefeated at the time.

That's what the tight end position has meant to the Hurricanes. It's what made the Hurricans so dangerous that while having playmaker wide receivers on the edges, there was a superstar outlet down the middle of the field playing tight end.

During Miami's struggles while going through a 5-7 nightmare of a season in 2007, the tight ends combined to make a total of 25 catches for 300 yards and five touchdowns. Single-handedly in 2006, Olsen had 38 catches to lead the Hurricanes.

The only catch that was memorable last year by a tight end happened in Tallahassee when Epps pulled down a touchdown pass from Kirby Freeman to give Miami a win over Florida State. It was the last positive moment of the season for the 'Canes and the only real positive moment from the tight end position.

Following the season, Farr decided to transfer leaving Shannon with Zellner, Epps and Gordon, with none of them positioned too far ahead of the other in terms of being a definite starter in 2008.

While Epps is considered the leader in earning the starting position following a solid Spring, he only had eight catches for 83 yards and one touchdown, the catch at Florida State. Zellner had 13 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown and Gordon had one catch for eight yards.

In order for the 'Canes to get back to what they were in the past, a tight end will have to step up, take over the position and become the option the 'Canes have had in the past.

Is that Epps? Is that Zellner? Is that Gordon? Time will tell.
 9 years ago '04        #3674
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Milford Academy, a prep school in New Berlin, N.Y., has sent over 145 kids to Division I-A programs under coach Bill Chaplick, who is entering his 10th season at Milford.

Three current Hurricanes--running back Graig Cooper, defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, and tight end Richard Gordon--spent one season at Milford before attending UM.

"We are proud to be a part of their program," Chaplick said. "All three of them were great players and I wish them the best. To have those guys on the same team together to help turn the program around and I hope this is the year Coach Shannon to do it."

Three 2008 signees are expected to be at Milford as well.

Offensive lineman Brandon Washington first day at Milford was Thursday and safety C.J. Odom has been on campus for five days. Linebacker Antonio Harper is expected to join them in August.

"They are all disappointed," Chaplick said. "Academics is a part of Division I-A and if you don't have them, you can't play. They come here and realize that, hit the books, and get out of here as fast as they can."

Chaplick said he thought Harper got into UM and would not be at Milford, but Harper's mother said he did not get in.

"He didn't get in, he's going to Milford--the same school Graig Cooper went to," Harper's mother said. "He will be there the first week of August."

Washington will play left tackle this season and Odom will a.ssume one of the safety spots.

"Right now we are doing summer workouts with conditioning and both of them are doing a great job so far," Chaplick said.

Chaplick is a firm believer in making sure the kids have their academics in order while at Milford so they can enter a Division I-A program.

"Academics is first," Chaplick said. "From the day you walk in here until the day you leave, it is a part of your life at Milford Academy. School comes first and football comes second."

Last season, Milford finished 11-1.

"We are program that develops kids," Chaplick said. "We have a few displaced kids, but a majority of our kids are kids that don't have anything. They go through program and our system with the I-A scholarship."

Chaplick comes down to UM each spring to see his former players.

"The one thing about the Miami kids when they come here is that they are focused especially in the classroom," Chaplick said. "It wasn't like it was hard for our academic people or coaches to make them go to class. They knew what they had to do when they got here."
 9 years ago '04        #3675
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 9 years ago '05        #3676
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 9 years ago '04        #3677
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Offense is deep as UM opens camp

With UM practice opening next weekend, an intriguing 12-man battle looms at receiver, and all the skill positions are deeper. Some early chatter:

• Quarterback: Although some growing pains are to be expected, several qualities have UM players believing front-runner Robert Marve will be outstanding -- his arm (''strongest'' of the quarterbacks, cornerback Chavez Grant said), ability to improvise and leadership skills.

''When a play breaks down, many quarterbacks often have tunnel vision and don't see what's around them,'' Kayne Farquharson said. ``Robert will roll out and still make a play with his arm or legs. He keeps his head on a swivel, and you wouldn't expect that at this stage of his career.''

But one UM football official warned not to underestimate Jacory Harris, who has impressed players with his ability to read defenses. ''Jacory's arm isn't as strong as Robert's, but he's really accurate,'' Grant said.

Players like what they have seen of June arrival Taylor Cook in 7-on-7 drills, though he and Cannon Smith are long shots to play much as freshmen.

• Receiver: Word is Jermaine McKenzie, who redshirted after his July 2007 car crash, has been a standout in summer on-field work. Among the seven newcomers, Aldarius Johnson has been impressive and should play immediately -- ''He's a stud who can make things happen on screens,'' Marve said. And UM people say newcomers Laron Byrd (fast, physical and 6-3) and speedy potential slot receiver Travis Benjamin also have stood out.

Still, barring injury or other issues, only a few freshmen figure to get a lot of snaps at receiver because potential No. 1 Sam Shields, Leonard Hankerson (''He's always going to be where he's supposed to,'' Marve said) and McKenzie should play a lot, with Farquharson in the mix and Khalil Jones improved (though he still has a lot to prove).

The unclear academic status of Shields and running back Shawnbrey McNeal has been a concern around the program -- finals for summer session are this week -- but Randy Shannon cannot discuss grade-related issues.

(FYI: UM people expect Dedrick Epps to emerge as the team's best tight end after a strong offseason.)

• Running back: a.ssistant coach Tommie Robinson wants Javarris James (running better than he did after last year's neck injury) and bulked-up Graig Cooper to continue sharing snaps, and he said McNeal must play, too. And with Derron Thomas (5.0 average) also available, former safety Damien Berry will be hard-pressed to get carries. Robinson raves about new fullback Patrick Hill's blocking.


i've been hearing rave reviews about mckenzie since last summer, hopefully the n*gga stays healthy so we can finally see what he's workin with


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 07-27-2008, 12:45 PM         #3678
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Marve at QB
JJ and Cooper in the backfield with Pat Hill blocking
Shields, McKenzie, AJ outside
Epps, Zellner, Gordon at the TE's
Fox, Franklin, Youngblood on the line

We better be able to put up some damn points on every drive and not punt/have turnovers. There's so many ways to get up the field with those players.
 9 years ago '04        #3679
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Refresher course: The backfield

As we inch closer to the start of fall practice Saturday, I wanted us to take a quick look back to last year, look at what is currently in stock and take a peak forward at each position for your Miami Hurricanes.

Today, we'll start with the offensive backfield where Miami returns perhaps its top two offensive weapons at running back and starts over with little experience at the most important position on the field -- quarterback.

QUARTERBACK...
--> Who is gone: Kyle Wright (graduated); Kirby Freeman (transferred to Baylor).

--> Who is back: Robert Marve, R-Fr. (6-1, 203)

--> Who is new: Jacory Harris, Fr. (6-4, 170); Taylor Cook,
Fr. (6-7, 230); Cannon Smith, Fr. (5-11, 200)
What happened in '07: In a word, Miami's passing game was a flat out "Disaster." Wright and Freeman combined to throw 20 interceptions and only 16 touchdowns for a passing attack that finished last in the ACC and 108th out of 119 teams nationally. Marve, Mr. Florida Football 2006, missed the season and most of practice after suffering deep cuts and severe scarring on his left hand following a car accident.

--> Spring recap: Marve, Harris and Smith each participated, although it clearly developed into a two-man show with Marve and Harris taking the lead. In the spring game, Marve finished 10 of 22 for 93 yards and threw 2 INTs; Harris was 9 of 17 for 64 yards; Smith finished 1 of 5 for 66 yards and 1 INT.

--> The big question: Who gets the starting nod and who plays? In the few press 030408_qbs_2conferences he's had since the end of the spring, coach Randy Shannon has told reporters he'll name a starter the week before Miami opens its season against Charleston Southern (Aug. 28) at Dolphins Stadium. Shannon has also told reporters the starter will play the majority of the game with the backup seeing duty too.

--> What to expect: Forget the fact nobody on this team other than safety Lovon Ponder has thrown a pass at the collegiate level. Both Marve and Harris are better -- at least 022708_marvethrough most observers eyes -- than Wright or Freeman ever were. Marve and Harris both ran high-octane, spread offenses in high school and have better arms and accuracy than Miami's two previous signal callers. Marve should emerge with the starting job -- having had a bit more time to learn under offensive coordinator Patrick Nix than Harris. But expect the former Miami Northwestern and Mr. Florida Football 2007 to be hard on Marve's heels. Shannon loves competition and I expect him to probably keep it "an open competition" from week to week -- especially if Marve struggles in the early going.

--> Sidenote: It will be interesting to see how Cook, who played in a run-oriented attack in Texas, develops and if he supplants Smith (who appears to be out of his league) as the team's No. 3 QB. But there's a chance -- and Cook has been saying this since the day he was recruited -- he could end up switching to another position (likely tight end) down the road.

RUNNING BACK/FULLBACK...
--> Who is gone: RB Charlie Jones (quit team in '07), FB Jerrell Mabry (transferred).

--> Who is back: RB Javarris James, Jr. (6-0, 214), RB Graig Cooper, So. (6-0, 202), RB Shawnbrey McNeal, So. (5-11, 190), RB Derron Thomas, Sr. (5-9, 204), RB Lee Chambers, R-Fr. (5-10, 180).

--> Who is new: RB Damien Berry, So. (5-11, 198, moved over from safety), FB Pat Hill (5-9, 260), FB John Calhoun (6-3, 235).

--> What happened in '07: If there was a bright spot on an offense that finished 110th overall (315 ypg) and 101st in scoring (20.5 ppg), it was the tandem James and Cooper created last season when healthy. The duo combined for 1,264 yards and eight touchdowns despite facing many eight-man fronts and defenses who knew the run was coming because the passing game was so bad. Cooper (who averaged 5.5 yards per carry) ultimately finished as the leading rusher with 682 yards and was the only back to crack the century mark in a game. James (who suffered from a few nicks) slowed down a bit after a freshman season in which he ran for 800-plus yards. McNeal, meanwhile, had his moments, flashing his speed with a 39-yard run against Georgia Tech. But he too was injured. Thomas provied to be a valuable backup in spots.

--> Spring recap: While most eyes were on the guys at quarterback, Cooper and James had a solid spring -- flashing signs when healthy the two can be one of the most dangerous combos in college football. In the spring game, Cooper ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns on only eight carries and caught two passes for 12 yards while James (who carried 1 time for 25 yards) caught four passes for 60 yards. McNeal had four carries for six yards, but a 66-yard burst on a screen pass. Thomas left the spring game with an apparent ankle injury. Chambers had 11 carries for 36 yards in mop-up duty. Hill provided several bone-jarring blocks and excited running backs coach Tommie Robinson with his effort.

The big question: Can James and Cooper stay healthy and if not, who emerges as the No. 3 option? Rumblings out of UM this summer are that McNeal (who found himself in Shannon's doghouse some last year) is battling academic issues. Even though James appears to be fully healthy now and Cooper has added 10 pounds of weight in muscle to bulk up for the hitting in college football, it was painfully apparent last year Miami needed a solid, go-to third option. If McNeal isn't around, then most expect Thomas to be that guy with Chambers and Berry to play in spot situations.

--> What to expect: Cooper and James to be the focal point of Miami's offense. With an inexperienced arm at quarterback and receivers with a lot to prove, it seemed like Nix made it a point to get the ball into the hands of his experienced playmakers this spring -- including through the air. After talking about doing it in '07, Nix lined up Cooper and James in the backfield together this spring and sometimes in the slot, creating safe opportunities to catch the ball underneath coverage. They combined to catch 27 passes last season, but appear to be headed toward much more in 2008.

--> Quote of the spring: Robinson on what the addition of Hill at fullback means to the team:"Patrick Hill has been a blessing to us. We love what he brings. He brings exactly what we thought he would. He’s one of those kids we really recruited. When I recruited him, I told this kid I wanted him to tell me that he wanted to run the football. Because if he told me he wanted to run the football, I was going to leave him in California. But he never told me once he wanted to run the football. I asked him once, 'What would be your idea of a great game?' He said 'If I can just go and knock a couple guys out. If I can just knock about five guys out.' I said you got a scholarship offer from the University of Miami son. And he’s done a great job for us. We didn’t need a guy griping and frustrated because he’s not running the football. No, we needed a guy who would bring some toughness to our offense and we can go inside and bang around the tackles and get some movement."



practice saturday fellas:)


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