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 8 years ago '04        #5241
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Quick question. Prior to this mess it seemed like we were going to take 3 backs this year, and 2 next year. If Brown doesn't come to Miami, will we take 3 backs next year?
 8 years ago '04        #5242
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 booie4 said:
Quick question. Prior to this mess it seemed like we were going to take 3 backs this year, and 2 next year. If Brown doesn't come to Miami, will we take 3 backs next year?
possibly....JJ is gone after this year and even tho its unlikely, if coop has a MONSTER year he could bounce too. which would leave:

chambers
miller
mike james

just to be on the safe side i could see the staff goin after 3 backs (Gore, Gainer? Clements/Bernard?).....ideally you always want to keep 5-6 running backs on the roster.
 8 years ago '05        #5243
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Im starting up a lil site focus on recruiting and evaluating prospects... trying to get videos on all prospects and stuff.... I posted Louis Nix video and Im about to do a lil breakdown... PM me if u got some request, sh*ts just gettin started and Im kinda busy right now with Mid-terms but i'll get ya'll in
 02-11-2009, 06:03 PM         #5244
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If we don't land Bryce, I think the ideal move would be to take 3 backs next year..
 8 years ago '04        #5245
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 booker20 said:

Im starting up a lil site focus on recruiting and evaluating prospects... trying to get videos on all prospects and stuff.... I posted Louis Nix video and Im about to do a lil breakdown... PM me if u got some request, sh*ts just gettin started and Im kinda busy right now with Mid-terms but i'll get ya'll in
good lookin out
 02-12-2009, 02:30 AM         #5246
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from the canes msg board. figured I'd post since 2010 is gonna be loaded for recruiting. you can't lose.


Name State City/School Ht/Wt/40 ESPNU Watch List/UM Offer Interest in UM/UM Interest Junior Stats

QB's
Blake Bell KS Wichita Bishop Carroll 6-6/210/4.7 Yes/Yes
Medium/High 255-401, 3240 yds, 37 TD, 10 INT;336 rush yds, 12 TD

Brandon Doughty FL Coconut Creek North Broward Prep 6-3/186/4.75 No/No Low/Low 125-224, 2259 yds, 26 TD, 7 INT

Jeffrey Godfrey FL Miami Central 6-0/175/4.6 Yes/Yes High/High 144-221, 2126 yds, 26 TD 5 INT; 680 rush yds, 11 TD

Christian Green FL Tampa Catholic 6-2/200/4.46* Yes/Yes Medium/Medium 100-154, 1275 yds, 14 TD, 4 INT; 656 rush yds, 6 TD

Stephen Morris FL Miami Monsignor Pace 6-2/185/4.62* No/No Medium/Low 144-225, 2005 yds, 19 TD, 9 INT

Michael Strauss FL Miami Gulliver Prep 6-2/190/4.8 No/No Medium/Low 195-298, 3113 yds, 32 TD, 12 INT

L.J. Thomas FL Belle Glade Glades Central 6-1/180/4.65 No/No Medium/Low 108-173, 2022 yds, 26 TD, 4 INT



RB's

Giovanni Bernard FL Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 5-9/192/4.55 Yes/Yes Medium/Medium 144 for 1371 yds 16 TD

Eduardo Clements FL Miami Booker T. Washington 5-11/187/4.45 Yes/Yes High/High 161 for 861 yds 14 TD; 34 rec 296 yds 3 TD

Brandon Gainer FL Miami Central 6-0/200/4.55 Yes/No Medium/Low 185 for 1644 yds 17 TD; 11 rec 120 yds

Jakhari Gore FL Miami Columbus 5-9/170/4.4 Yes/Yes High/High 148 for 1156 yds 15 TD

Corvin Lamb FL Miami Northwestern 5-11/190/4.31* Yes/No Low/Low 24 for 203 yds 3 TD; 5 KOR TD

Cassius McDowell FL Deerfield Beach 5-9/165/4.38 No/No Medium/Low 101 for 928 yds 12 TD; 10 rec, 288 yds, 4 TD

Lache Seastrunk TX Temple 5-10/185/4.5* Yes/Yes Low/Low 171 for 1541 yds 14 TD

Devon Wright FL Coral Springs Taravella 6-0/185/4.55 No/No Medium/Low 241 for 1622 yds 19 TD



WR's
Quinton Dunbar FL Miami Booker T. Washington 6-3/175/4.55 No/No Medium/Low 39 rec, 703 yds, 7 TD

Chris Dunkley FL Royal Palm Beach 5-10/170/4.43* Yes/Yes Medium/High 40 rec, 593 yds, 6 TD; 113 rush yds, 2 TD

Michaelee Harris FL Miami Northwestern 6-1/175/4.59* No/No High/Low 22 rec, 513 yds, 4 TD

De'Joshua Johnson FL Pahokee 5-11/155/4.41* Yes/Yes Low/Low 26 rec, 489 yds, 5 TD

Tai-ler Jones GA Gainesville 6-0/174/4.46* Yes/Yes Low/Medium 81 rec, 1000 yds, 13 TD

James Louis FL Delray Beach Atlantic 5-11/178/4.5 No/No Medium/Low 56 rec, 1128 yds, 10 TD

Ivan McCartney FL Miramar 6-2/170/4.5 Yes/No Medium/Low 41 rec, 655 yds, 10 TD

Ted Meline FL Miami Booker T. Washington 6-2/171/4.38* Yes/No Medium/Low Injured

Joshua Reese FL Miami Central 6-0/180/4.55 No/No Medium/Low 45 rec, 793 yds, 10 TD

Willis Wright FL Miami Springs 6-2/195/4.5 No/Yes High/High 22 rec, 529 yds, 8 TD



TE's
Gerald Christian FL Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 6-3/225/4.65* Yes/No Medium/Medium 27 rec, 318 yds, 3 TD

Charles Fashaw FL Miami Monsignor Pace 6'-4/225 Yes/No Medium/Low Injured



OL
Brent Benedict FL Jacksonville Bolles 6-5/278/5.07* Yes/No Low/Low

Robert Crisp NC Chapel Hill 6-6/302/4.9 Yes/Yes Medium/Medium

Antonio Ford FL Pahokee 6-3/260/4.9 No/No Medium/Low

Chaz Green FL Tampa Catholic 6-5/275/5.05 No/Yes Medium/Medium

Jose Jose FL Miami Booker T. Washington 6-3/330/5.53* Yes/Yes High/Medium

Brandon Linder FL Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 6-5/275/5.1 Yes/Yes High/High

Eric Mack SC Saint Matthews Calhoun County 6-4/318/5.32* Yes/No Medium/Low

Matt Myers FL Miami Palmetto 6-2/255/4.8 No/No High/Low

Jon Ragoo FL Miami Monsignor Pace 6-7/310/5.3 No/Yes High/Medium

Adam Shead TX Cedar Hill 6-3/305/5.2 Yes/Yes Low/Medium

Evan Washington TX Desoto 6-5/290/5.1 Yes/Yes
Medium/Medium

Jacob Wheeler FL Plantation American Heritage 6-9/245/4.8 No/No Medium/Low

Torrian Wilson FL Miami Northwestern 6-4/315/5.1 Yes/Yes High/High



DE
Ego Ferguson MD Frederick St. John's Catholic Prep 6-4/265/4.8 Yes/Yes Medium/Medium 97 tackles, 14 sacks

William Gholston MI Detroit Southeastern 6-7/237/4.75 Yes/Yes Low/Medium 101 tackles, 15 sacks

Delvin Jones FL Miami Palmetto 6-6/220 No/No Medium/Low 64 tackles, 20 sacks

Corey Lemonier FL Hialeah 6-4/230/4.7 Yes/Yes High/High 40 tackles, 10 sacks

David Perry FL Ft. Lauderdale University School 6-7/240/4.7 No/No Medium/Low 31 tackles, 5 sacks

Lynden Trail FL Miami Booker T. Washington 6-7/220/4.6 No/No High/Low 77 tackles, 14 sacks



DT

Todd Chandler FL Miami Northwestern 6-0/291/5.19* Yes/Yes MIAMI Missed 6 games

Tavadis Glenn FL Jacksonville Terry Parker 6-6/300/4.9 Yes/Yes Medium/Medium

Denzel McCoy GA Duluth Northview 6-4/275/5.0 Yes/Yes Low/Medium

Louis Nix FL Jacksonville Raines 6-3/305/5.05* Yes/Yes MIAMI

Calvin Smith FL Hialeah 6-4/265/4.9 Yes/Yes Medium/Medium

Jeffrey Whitaker GA Northside Warner Robins 6-3/290/5.34* Yes/Yes Low/Medium


LB's

Gideon Ajagbe FL Coral Gables Ransom Everglades 6-2/197/4.6* Yes/No Medium/Low 57 tackles

Aaron Benson TX Cedar Hill 6-1/205/4.5 Yes/No TEXAS 155 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 INT

Khairi Fortt CT Stamford 6-2/216/4.58* Yes/Yes Low/Medium 118 tackles, 2 INT, 5 FF

Chistian Jones FL Winter Park Lake Howell 6-4/215/4.65 No/Yes Medium/Medium 159 tackles

Jeff Luc FL Port St. Lucie Treasure Coast 6-1/235/4.6 No/No High/Low 119 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 INT, 2 FF, 2 FR

Vincent Mauro FL Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 6-2/215/4.6 No/No Medium/Low 68 tackles

Alec Ogletree GA Newnan 6-3/205/4.55 Yes/Yes High/Medium

Ralph Williams FL Miami Gulliver Prep 6-1/215/4.6 No/No Medium/Low 81 tackles 18 sacks



CB
Robert Clark FL Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 5-10/170/4.4 No/No Medium/Low 45 tackles, 3 INT; 30 rec, 477 yds, 3 TD

Greg Dent FL Belle Glade Glades Central 5-11/180/4.5 No/No Medium/Low

Lamarcus Joyner FL Miami Columbus 5-8/166/4.34* Yes/Yes Medium/High 112 tackles, 5 KOR TD

Richard Leonard FL Miami k!llian 5-9/160/4.45* No/No Low/Low 34 tackles, 2 INT; 21 rec, 230 yds, 3 TD

Khalid Marshall FL Miami Northwestern 5-10/163/4.41* Yes/No High/Medium 30 tackles

Dior Mathis MI Detroit Cass Tech 5-8/165/4.37* Yes/Yes High/Medium 8 INT

Joseph Randle KS Wichita Southeast 6-0/180/4.4 Yes/Yes Medium/Medium 61 tackles

Cody Riggs FL Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 5-9/170/4.38 No/No Medium/Low 25 tackles, 8 INT

Nickell Robey FL Frostproof 5-8/160/4.34* No/No Medium/Low 11 tackles, 2 INT; 33 rec, 475 yds, 4 TD

Jaylen Watkins FL Fort Myers Cape Coral 6-0/170/4.44* Yes/No Medium/Low 71 tackles, 3 INT; 319 rush yds, 5 TD
Lo Wood FL Apopka 5-11/165/4.49 Yes/No Medium/Low



S
Kareem Auguste FL Weston Cypress Bay 6-1/185/4.5 No/No Medium/Low

Travis Bell FL Belle Glade Glades Central 6-2/190/4.5 No/No High/Low 65 tackles, 4 INT

Demar Dorsey FL Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson 6-1/175/4.25* Yes/No FLORIDA 82 tackles, 5 INT, 5 total TD

Matt Elam FL Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer 6-0/205/4.45 Yes/Yes FLORIDA 39 rec, 776 yds, 8 TD; 431 rush yds, 4 TD

Eddrick Loften TX Irving Nimitz 5-11/190/4.5 Yes/No Medium/Low 88 tackles, 6 INT

Demetrius Pettway FL Homestead 5-11/180 No/No High/Low

Brian Robinson FL Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 6-1/180/4.4 No/Yes Medium/Medium 54 tackles, 6.5 TFL

Marvin Robinson FL Lake Region 6-1/194/4.61* Yes/No Medium/Low 80 tackles, 4 INT



K
Oscar Diaz FL Miami Booker T. Washington 6-2/175/4.8 No/Yes High/High 2-7 FG, 36-40 XP

Michael Palardy FL Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 6-2/170/4.85 No/No Medium/Low 3-4 FG, 76-78 XP
 8 years ago '07        #5247
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can anyone drop this?

 8 years ago '05        #5248
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 ttime236 said:
can anyone drop this?

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Last year, Coach Brett Geotz put together a 7-on-7 team to compete in the Badger Skills 7-on-7 Tournament along some other all-star pass competitions. That team – composed of Broward and Dade county players – ended up seeing every one of its players sign Division I scholarships. Some of those players such as Brandon McGee, Jaamal Berry, Eugene Smith and Frankie Telfort went on to become some of the highest rated and most highly recruited players in the country.


Receiver Michaelee Harris was the top overall performer at the event.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, the seeds were planted for the second version of the dominating south Florida all-star team at the Badger Skills Pass Camp. At the event, the top players from Broward, Dade and even Palm Beach County gathered in a display of some of the best skill players not only in Florida, but in the country.

Here are the best at each position:

Quarterbacks
1. Michael Strauss, Gulliver Prep
Strauss isn't a complete unknown with one offer from Tulane but you can expect his stock to climb with more performances this spring like the one he had on Sunday. Listed at 6 feet 2, Strauss looks at least that tall with adequate size. He has a sharp release and was the most accurate and consistent quarterback at the event. At times, Strauss could improve his spin on the football but overall showed an arm with a lot of potential and ability.

(tie) 2. Brandon Doughty, North Broward
Though he is skinny, at 6-3 with wide shoulders and a high release, Doughty has good size at quarterback. He has a strong arm and throws a pretty ball. As he adds weight to his frame and continues to shorten up his throwing motion, he will be one of the top quarterbacks in Florida in 2010.

(tie) 2. Jeffrey Godfrey, Miami Central
At 5-11, Godfrey's height will scare away some schools as a quarterback but make no mistake about it, the kid can throw. He has a strong arm and is accurate. He throws extremely well on the run and adds tremendous athletic ability to the mix. Some schools will be tempted to offer him as an athlete but if a school is willing to take a chance on an undersized but athletically gifted quarterback, Godfrey has all the ability you could want.

Wide Receivers
1. Michaelee Harris, Miami Northwestern
At a position that was absolutely loaded, Harris stood out at wide receiver and was the top overall performer at the event. Harris has good height and size at around 6-2. At that size he was incredible running routes and getting open. He has deceptive speed with his long strides and he made some phenomenal catches on the afternoon. Harris has been to several events in the past and continues to get better every time he hits the field. His dominant performance on Sunday speaks volumes considering the talent he was competing against.

2. Steven Green, Boyd Anderson
Green is a name that probably not a lot of people are familiar with. He didn't play during his junior year due to injury but expect to hear a lot about him as a senior. He doesn't have great size but Green is an incredibly smooth route-runner. Gets in and out of his cuts with great fluidity and is a natural pass-catcher. Green looks like he will be a threat with the ball in his hands as well and has the ability to be either a slot or small outside receiver a la Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers.

3. Ivan McCartney, Miramar
One of the more unique wide receiver prospects, McCartney is a mismatch waiting to happen. He is tall and extremely thin but McCartney has long arms great hands and good body control. He was able to go up and over defensive backs all afternoon and he turned in some of the most devastating moves during one-on-ones.

4. Joshua Reese, Miami Central

Joshua Reese is part of a deep group of receivers in the Miami area.

The talent level at receiver was deep enough that Reese could easily be at the top of this list instead of at No. 4. Reese is one of the more physical wideouts among those in attendance. He rarely drops a pass if ever and he is as complete of a wide receiver as there was in attendance. He will be one of the most heavily recruited prospects in Dade County in 2010.

5. Delvin Jones, Miami Palmetto
At 6-6, 230 pounds, Jones is the type of player that you want walking off the bus first. He is an unbelievably gifted player physically and his ability to play the wide receiver position among such a talented group says a lot about his athletic ability. If he is physical, Jones probably projects best as a defensive end but he has the athleticism to play tight end or even wide receiver in certain scenarios.

6. Lorenzo Shinhoster, Miami Northwestern
At only around 5-10, Shinhoster is a slot type at wide receiver with natural ability to go get the ball. He is good in space and has quick feet at the line of scrimmage. With Northwestern once again reloading, expect Shinhoster to make a big impact during his senior season.

Linebacker
1. Darius Davis, Dr. Krop
Davis was easily the most impressive linebacker. He is a sculpted 6-0, 210 pounds and he is very athletic. He can run with wide receivers or backs and tight ends. He has good hips and he also showed that he is very physical, knocking receivers to the ground on more than one occasion at the line of scrimmage. Davis missed most of his junior season with an injury but he looks to be full speed now and should be a top performer throughout the spring and into the fall.

Defensive back
1. Lamarcus Joyner, Miami Southwest
One of the biggest athletic freaks at the event. Though he is undersized, Joyner has incredibly long arms which help make up for any height issues. He also makes up for any size problems with incredible recovery speed, and great ball skills. When he jumps, he gets off the ground incredibly quickly and he defines the high point. Joyner is extremely physical at the line of scrimmage and is nothing if not quick twitch.

2. Khambrel McGee, Miami Northwestern
Another horse in the stable for Northwestern, McGee showed great hips and feet during Sunday's event and was one of the most natural and fluid defenders there. He is low in his backpedal, quick out of his breaks and anticipates well. Though he is undersized, McGee should see his stock rise as he gets more exposure.


Darius Davis stood out at linebacker.

3. Tony Grimes, Hollywood Hills
At around 6-0, Grimes is a big cornerback that played very physical at the line of scrimmage and provides a tough matchup because of his size. He doesn't have the closing speed of some other cornerbacks but he is instinctual and aggressive and he reads routes effectively.

4. Demar Dorsey, Boyd Anderson
The Florida Gators definitely got a freak athlete in Dorsey. He looks every bit of 6-1 and he is long, rangy and wiry strong. He is raw in coverage and he is not quite there yet as far as his technique and instincts but he has a ton of tools to work with. He is extremely quick twitch and he has phenomenal recovery speed and athleticism.

Athlete
1. Teddy Bridgewater, Miami Northwestern
One of the few underclassmen at the event, Bridgewater, a 2011 prospect was extremely impressive. Despite his ability at quarterback which he showed in leading his team to the Florida 6A final, Bridgewater easily made the transition to wide receiver and was one of the better prospects there at that position. He has a confidently loose vibe about him and he has fun on the field but he also is a playmaker and could be a star in college at a number of positions, including quarterback.
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 02-12-2009, 10:07 AM         #5249
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Sept. 7 at Florida State (ESPN)

Sept. 17 Georgia Tech (ESPN)

Sept. 26 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 3 Oklahoma

Oct. 10 Florida A&M

Oct. 17 at Central Florida

Oct. 24 Clemson

Oct. 31 at Wake Forest

Nov. 7 Virginia

Nov. 14 at North Carolina

Nov. 21 Duke

Nov. 28 at South Florida
Looks like we'll know where we stand after the first 4 weeks..
 8 years ago '04        #5250
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 the lefty said:
looks like we'll know where we stand after the first 4 weeks..
ouuuucchhh!
 8 years ago '04        #5251
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Quit ignoring the Lovett hire

thoughts????

terrible hire IMO
 02-12-2009, 10:44 AM         #5252
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I'd rather have seen Shannon just be the D coordinator... but that's just me..

so I have no response.
 8 years ago '05        #5253
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ima go to all 3 florida team away games + 6 home games
thats 9 outta 12 ill bee in attendance :cool-smiley-009:
 8 years ago '04        #5254
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Receiver Sam Shields, who has had an up and down career on the offensive side of the ball for three seasons, will be moving to defense when spring practice begins later this month.

********* has confirmed that Shields will be moving to cornerback at the start of spring practice, a spot where the Hurricanes need depth and help. The hope is that Shields can develop rapidly at that position during spring practice and, with a full off-season of work, can be a big factor in the secondary when the season begins in August. If he is not ready, Shields has never been redshirted and would be a candidate to redshirt if Miami finds that it is solid enough on special teams to live without him this season. But that will be a late August decision.

Shields has a chance to develop into a good corner because he has shown great aggressiveness and tackling skills on special teams.

Miami has an obvious numbers situation at receiver and the move gives Shield a chance to develop at a position where he might have a better shot of playing in the NFL.

Shields finished last season with only 11 catches for 124 yards, making his biggest impact on special teams as the team's best flier. He had a couple of major mental gaffes, including a 15-yard penalty for coming too close to a punt returner and another penalty for running onto the field when his personnel group had not been called that was a critical moment in the loss to Florida State.

Shields had 27 catches for 346 yards as a sophomore, a season that included a suspension. As a freshman he had 37 receptions for 501 yards and four touchdowns.

He has started 12 games in his career at wide receiver.

Shields was one of the nation's top receiver recruits coming out of Sarasota Booker High School. His senior year there he had 67 receptions for 1,201 yards and 22 touchdons.

With sub-4.3 second speed, he has thus far not lived up to his potential at Miami. But with his natural athletic ability and Miami's needs at cornerback, Shields' fortunes could turn around quickly on defense.
 8 years ago '04        #5255
Cap Peeler 7 heat pts
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UM still a coach's dream

The University of Miami may not have the budget to pay coaches top dollar or a recent history of success one would imagine enticing enough to make outsiders believe this is a place the best football leaders in the country want to be.

But there is something about The U (no matter what it is lacking right now in a 19-19, three-year span of ordinary football) that still makes it an extraordinary place for coaches to want to be. I believe its because it's a place where all the right ingredients are in place to hit the game-winning home run and be the hero.

New defensive coordinator John Lovett met the media Thursday. That's exactly what new defensive coordinator John Lovett meant when he used the phrases "very thrilled," "very fortunate," and "very lucky," to describe his feelings about getting the job. Lovett, 58, has been in a lot of other coaching huddles. Auburn. Clemson. Mississippi. And most recently, Butch Davis' up at North Carolina, a team most could argue is in a much better position than UM to succeed having won their last two meetings against the Canes.

But coming to UM? No way Lovett was going to pass that up, no matter how hard it was to walk into Davis' office and tell him he was leaving for another team in the ACC. The same could be said for offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. This is a guy who won a Super Bowl with Pittsburgh, was in line to move up the coaching ladder with a Philadelphia Eagles team that was in the NFC Championship game. But then, The U came calling. Didn't Bill Young say the same things a year ago before he returned home for the only job that was really better?

Lovett told us he's been eyeing the Canes a long time -- even before he stopped delivering furniture or driving a zamboni during hockey games at Mount Union College when he first got into coaching.

"When I was a coach, one of the first places I visited was the place," Lovett said. "I visited Dave Campo, who had just taken a job here. I was at the University of Maine. He said come down here and talk some football. They had just beaten Oklahoma, won the national championship that year Because of that trip I also met Tommy Tuberville. Coach [Butch] Davis was working here at the time. I made a lot of good contacts. Every time you looked when I was a young coach, this was the U. They always had terrific players, were in the hunt for a national championship. It was a place that `Geez, it would be great to coach here someday.''

> Lovett has his chance now and he knows he'll have to act fast with less than two weeks before the start of spring football. He told us he still hasn't familiarized himself with the players and only recently started to watch film. The good news is he's going to make UM's transition to a fourth different coordinator in four seasons as easy as possible. Instead of learning a new language, Lovett said he'll try to keep the same terminology for most of the stuff he's implementing. "I'd rather one person learn it than 50 people learn it," he said. "To me that makes a lot of sense."

> His defense will also not stretch beyond the playing limits of his player's talents or smarts. "It'll be similar to what they've done here," Lovett said. "We'll base out of a four-man front, play some zone coverage, man coverage, some type of pressure. It's not like we'll come in and change the whole scheme, be blitzburg. It'll be in that format and style. Every place I go I try to find out what the guys we have can do and cater to them. If you don't have corners that can cover, defensive ends that can play inside, you have to adjust the personnel you have to make it fit, be successful."

> Credit special teams coach Joe Pannunzio for helping bring Lovett over. Lovett said the two are old friends and after Pannunzio asked him if he was interested, he passed it on to Shannon who did the rest.

> While many of us think Randy Shannon might have a bigger hand with UM's defense in light of him telling us he might just do the job himself, Lovett expects to be running the show on his own. "Obviously everything we do I'll run by him, especially if it's something different," Lovett said. "I've worked for Tommy Tuberville, Butch Davis. Both those guys were defensive coaches. Neither really meddled in what I was doing. The big thing all of these guys want is they want to make sure what you're doing fits in their philosophy and that the kids are playing fast and hard."

PLAYER NOTES

In all, we got a chance to speak with four players Thursday: offensive tackle Jason Fox, linebacker Sean Spence, kicker Matt Bosher and defensive end Eric Moncur. We didn't learn a whole lot beyond the fact they're very excited about taking on what will be a very challenging start to the 2009 season. But there were some brief thoughts, notes to pass along.

Sean Spence > For starters, Canes fans need not worry about Sean Spence getting a big head after his big freshman season. The kid said his father, a Miami Northwestern a.ssistant coach, still calls him every week to remind him where he came from and what he needs to work on. Spence said he's definitely taking on more of a leadership role with Glenn Cook gone, teaching fellow freshmen like Arthur Brown, Jordan Futch and Ramon Buchanon what he learned last year. Spence also told me he's gained six pounds of muscle from end of last season and is now weighing 213.

> Fox is stepping up his game, too. Fox said he can't believe he's already a senior (neither can I) and Spence said he's noticed Fox taking more of a leadership role in the weight room, getting on other players and holding them accountable. With several offensive linemen gone and several newcomers, Fox said he knows its going to be a challenge to fill some holes. When asked if he thought prep school recruits Brandon Washington and Jermaine Johnson might be able to help right away, he said it was up to them and their work ethic.

"I remember the first game I started at Florida State – it was an experience for me seeing the change in the speed of the game," Fox said. "If players don't see the field right away it's mostly learning the offense. The game is so complex. It takes as much time in the film room and studying the play book as anything else. It's harder than people realize. It can be extremely challenging to an incoming freshman who is not only trying to learn football, but get adjusted to college life. It's a whole out of body experience."

> As for Moncur, he said he was really worried he might not get a chance at a sixth-year of eligibility. ACC rules require players to wait until the end of the season to file for medical redshirts. Moncur's return next season should be a great influence on Adewale Ojomo, Allen Bailey, Marcus Forston and the rest of the talented linemen UM has.
 8 years ago '04        #5256
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 Cap Peeler said:
Receiver Sam Shields, who has had an up and down career on the offensive side of the ball for three seasons, will be moving to defense when spring practice begins later this month.

********* has confirmed that Shields will be moving to cornerback at the start of spring practice, a spot where the Hurricanes need depth and help. The hope is that Shields can develop rapidly at that position during spring practice and, with a full off-season of work, can be a big factor in the secondary when the season begins in August. If he is not ready, Shields has never been redshirted and would be a candidate to redshirt if Miami finds that it is solid enough on special teams to live without him this season. But that will be a late August decision.

Shields has a chance to develop into a good corner because he has shown great aggressiveness and tackling skills on special teams.

Miami has an obvious numbers situation at receiver and the move gives Shield a chance to develop at a position where he might have a better shot of playing in the NFL.

Shields finished last season with only 11 catches for 124 yards, making his biggest impact on special teams as the team's best flier. He had a couple of major mental gaffes, including a 15-yard penalty for coming too close to a punt returner and another penalty for running onto the field when his personnel group had not been called that was a critical moment in the loss to Florida State.

Shields had 27 catches for 346 yards as a sophomore, a season that included a suspension. As a freshman he had 37 receptions for 501 yards and four touchdowns.

He has started 12 games in his career at wide receiver.

Shields was one of the nation's top receiver recruits coming out of Sarasota Booker High School. His senior year there he had 67 receptions for 1,201 yards and 22 touchdons.

With sub-4.3 second speed, he has thus far not lived up to his potential at Miami. But with his natural athletic ability and Miami's needs at cornerback, Shields' fortunes could turn around quickly on defense.
i actually like this move. Shields is an expert in batting down balls in the air
 8 years ago '05        #5257
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Ya'll n*ggaz got no chance on September 7th. I hope ya'll ok with that.
 02-15-2009, 01:35 PM         #5258
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 KiNgJaMeS305 said:
i actually like this move. Shields is an expert in batting down balls in the air
 8 years ago '04        #5259
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 Junior G said:
Ya'll n*ggaz got no chance on September 7th. I hope ya'll ok with that.
let's see, yall lost yall top 2 DEs, top 2 LBs, top 3 DBs, top 3 WRs, top TB, Weatherford as a backup QB, DeVo as a backup QB....i like our chances:greetings10:
 8 years ago '04        #5260
madness 7 heat pts
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 KiNgJaMeS305 said:
i actually like this move. Shields is an expert in batting down balls in the air
its like they say, "a cornerback is a receiver who cant catch"....shields should fit the mold perfectly:applause:
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