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 8 years ago '04        #6951
madness 21 heat pts21
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so we basically traded pimp collier for seantrel henderson

wish pimp the best but we deep @ wideout, and 6'8 330 lb offensive tackles athletic enough to play basketball dont grow on trees

 8 years ago '07        #6952
Kinglew88 14 heat pts14
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why would he choose USC outta all schools

he missed the memo on they suspension from bowls???


Good luck.....he should beast in the pac 10

 8 years ago '05        #6953
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 madness said
so we basically traded pimp collier for seantrel henderson

wish pimp the best but we deep @ wideout, and 6'8 330 lb offensive tackles athletic enough to play basketball dont grow on trees
pretty sure it was wesley who we traded :dancingcool:

 8 years ago '04        #6954
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Practice Report: 8/22
Aug. 22, 2010

By: David Lake





Joel Figueroa
CORAL GABLES, Fla. --- Miami wrapped up their 18th practice of fall camp Sunday morning in a short 45-minute practice that was a walkthrough for the final scrimmage tomorrow evening.

Miami coach Randy Shannon will give the first team more reps in tomorrow’s scrimmage and will start looking at the first team players on special teams as well.

“In the first two scrimmages, the ones didn’t really get that many plays, but now we will see more ones and put them in situations of all special teams phases with punt, return, and kickoffs,” Shannon said. “Whoever played in the game, that is the position you are gong to be playing on special teams.”

Shannon will also use the scrimmage to determine who he can count on for depth at all the positions.

“It is going to be the next 25 on the team, who is going to be the guys,” Shannon said. “That is going to come from special teams, the second team guys and things like that. It is going to be where are we with that position after the scrimmage.”

Read on for more notes to come out of today’s practice.

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RANDY SHANNON OPENING STATEMENT

“We are just getting ready for tomorrow’s scrimmage. We did a short punt drill and a two-minute drill and that was basically it. We are just getting ready to see the guys go out and compete tomorrow. It is the last scrimmage and we want to see the guys bounce around and correct the mentals offensively and defensively. On offense we want to make sure we correct the turnovers and the drops and defensively you want to correct the big plays.”

NEWS & NOTES

• RB Graig Cooper and LB Jordan Futch will not participate in the scrimmage tomorrow as they are slowly being worked back from knee injuries sustained last season. “They have been doing drills, but no contact and stuff like that,” Shannon said. “They are doing all drill work and 7-on-7 and some 9-on-9, but very limited. We just want to make sure that we don’t put those guys in bad situations.”

• OL Joel Figueroa did not participate in practice today. Shannon is unsure if Figueroa will be able to play in the scrimmage tomorrow. “He is a veteran guy and he went three weeks and missed three practices, so you have to make sure you have a guy like that for the season,” Shannon said.

• While Figueroa has missed some time recently with an injury, redshirt Jermaine Johnson has stepped in and done a nice job with the first team at right tackle. Johnson credits his progression to knowing the playbook better than he did last year. “He is a year older,” Shannon said. “When you first get to college, you don’t really know that much. As time goes on, you learn more and learn more. It is a learning process that they have to go through.”

• Shannon says he likes what he sees out of the depth at cornerback Miami has. “McGee and Ryan Hill are two veteran guys that came in and we have a lot of improvement from both of those guys, which is great. You always have to have corners. You typically want to have six to seven corners on your football team.”

• Both Brandon McGee and Ryan Hill wore non-contact green jerseys today. Safety JoJo Nicolas did not practice today.

• C Tyler Horn has been impressed with RG Brandon Washington this fall: "He has taken the detail of his game to the next level. He's using his hands a lot better. He has taken the small things of offensive line and he's doing better." Horn continued: "Absolutely (he can be an impact player). One, he is really, really smart kid and he's got the talent. The fact that he has both of those abilities in his game, it can really take his play up."

• Freshman Brandon Linder, who started fall camp as a guard, has been working solely at center lately. He has a very bright future and has been impressing his teammates with his ability to learn the playbook at a rapid pace. Don't be surprised to see Linder receive meaningful playing time at some point this season.

• Freshman CB Keion Payne has received plenty of reps this fall due to injuries to other cornerbacks. Payne has two interceptions during fall camp and says he's working hard to get in the rotation this season, but did note that he has had to make adjustments in the college game.

• Yesterday‘s practice was shortened due to a lightning delay, but Shannon liked how the team stayed focused and practice hard when they were on the field. “It was the quickest practice we ever did, probably because it was cool,” Shannon said. “It was good though and it was a little adverse situation to see where their mind is going to be and they came out like it was a brand new day, so it was good to see.”

• Shannon says he will not go practice on the dirt at Sun Life Stadium in preparation for the FAMU game. “The one thing about playing on dirt is that you can get real serious burns and you can get a lot of staph infections from those burns if you are not careful,” Shannon said.

• Former UM wide receiver Thearon Collier has transferred to USC. Collier caught 44 passes for 574 yards and three touchdowns in 24 games, making four starts in two seasons. He also returned two punt returns for touchdowns. He will sit out this year due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two seasons left beginning in 2011.

 8 years ago '04        #6955
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OL Johnson Impressing
Aug. 23, 2010

By: David Lake





Jermaine Johnson
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Redshirt freshman Jermaine Johnson has been one of the biggest surprises of this fall camp for the University of Miami.

Johnson was projected to be a second team player when fall camp started, but his strong performance the last three weeks have him pushing for a starting job.

With first team right tackle Joel Figueroa missing the last week of practices with an injury, Johnson has stepped in and the offensive line has not missed a beat.

“I am doing better now than I was in the spring time,” Johnson said. “I believe in my coaches and what they are trying to do for me. This is a process and I am trying to take it all one day at a time. I am just working hard this camp right now.”

Johnson credits his improvement this year to being in the UM program for a full year now and knowing the offense.

“It was just knowing the offense,” Johnson said. “Last year I was comfortable with about 75 percent of the offense, this year I know all of it.”

Miami coach Randy Shannon talked about the improvements he ahs seen out of Johnson.

“He is a year older,” Shannon said. “When you first get to college, you don’t really know that much. As time goes on, you learn more and learn more. It is a learning process that they have to go through.”

The teammates Johnson goes up against every day in practice have taken notice of his improvements as well.

“Jermaine has improved a lot since last year,” defensive end Allen Bailey said. “He started improving last year during the season, actually. He has carried that over to now and he is still improving.

Johnson has also improved his body over the last year. He arrived at Miami weighing 330 pounds and he has since slimmed down to 315 pounds while adding strength.

“I am more powerful and I have put on some weight. I am just a lot stronger,” Johnson said. “I have been working hard out here in the hot sun. I just realized it is time to step up and do what I got to do to help this team.”

During fall camp, the offensive line has done a good job opening holes for UM’s running backs in the ground game. Johnson says he has been impressed by the way the offensive line has jelled together during camp.

“I think all of us work as a team and we stay together,” Johnson said. “We stay together and think positive and don’t think anything bad. We are a real good unit. We need everybody to step up and do what they have to do.”

For now, Johnson is working hard to be one of UM’s top five offensive linemen by the end of fall camp. Johnson knows if he continues to work hard in practice, he has a chance to be a regular contributor this season.

“It is good to know that,” Johnson said. “You just have to know what you are doing out there and do what the coaches tell you.”

 8 years ago '04        #6956
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DT Lewis Has A New Focus
Aug. 23, 2010

By: David Lake





Jeremy Lewis
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Junior defensive tackle Jeremy Lewis is a totally different player this year.

Lewis, who has received limited playing time during the first two years of his UM career, wants to see the field more in 2010 and he hopes he has done the offseason work to earn a spot in the playing rotation.

“My conditioning and my focus every day in practice are much better this year,” Lewis said of his improvements. “My whole thing right now is just contributing to the team. I just want to get on the field and help the team any way I can. This is my third year now and I want to contribute. I know if you work hard then good things are going to come.”

Lewis (6-4, 315) admits he hasn’t always practice with the focus that it takes to see time on the field.

“I had a lackadaisical attitude as a freshman and I know now that wasn’t going to help me get on the field,” Lewis said. “I got my mind right and my body right and now I just need to do what the coaches ask of me.”

The one area Lewis wanted to work on this offseason in particular was his conditioning, so he put in his best work with strength and conditioning coach Andreu Swasey this summer and slimmed down to 310 pounds. Now, Lewis feels like he is in the best shape of his life.

“Nothing comes easy and you have to work hard for everything you are trying to get,” Lewis said. “I am trying to contribute to this team and if everybody has that same attitude, then nothing but good will come for the team this year.”

“I just worked harder with coach Swasey this offseason than I ever have. He does a great job getting us in the shape we need to be in and I just really worked hard this year. I don’t get tired as easily this year and I can play for a lot longer. I feel a lot better out here.”

Last year, Lewis played in seven games and finished with three tackles. He also had a pass break-up against Virginia.

Lewis has been pushed by the depth at competition at defensive tackle during fall camp. Miami has four players at defensive tackle expected to be in the rotation in Micanor Regis, Josh Holmes, Marcus Forston, and Curtis Porter.

“We emphasize the small things,” Lewis said. “We know we can improve the small things by just competing and going hard in practice every day. If somebody is not doing a good job, we are hard on each other because it is all about competing in practice.”

Lewis says the defensive line has benefited by the teaching of veteran defensive line coach Rick Petri. Lewis talked about the way Petri coaches.

“Coach Petri is a great coach,” Lewis said. “He is hard on us and teaches us a lot, so we know he is going to get the best out of us. He really works with us on the small things and our technique.”

With a lot of veterans returning, Lewis has high hopes for the defense for this season.

“This defense can be dominant this year,” Lewis said. “If we all do what we can do, we will be able to stop anybody. It starts up front with us on the defensive line.”

 8 years ago '04        #6957
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Miami's D-line ready to take next step
August, 20, 2010 Aug 2010:00AM ETEmail Print Comments120 By Heather DinichWhen Miami coach Randy Shannon talks about the program’s throwback defensive lines -- comprised of former players like defensive tackles Russell Maryland, Cortez Kennedy, Jerome Brown and Warren Sapp -- he points out one common trait: None of them were freshmen when they were at their best.

“People don’t realize it took Russell Maryland three years to be Russell Maryland,” Shannon said. “Cortez didn’t play ‘til his senior year. Jerome Brown played a little bit as a freshman. The third year he blossomed. It always takes a defensive lineman until his third or his fourth year really to come out. Sapp was the same way. Whenever you get somebody in his third or fourth year, they should be ready to take that next step.”

Consider Miami’s defensive line ready.

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Senior Allen Bailey (57) led Miami with seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss last season.This year’s projected starting lineup includes two seniors -- Allen Bailey and Josh Holmes -- and two juniors -- Andrew Smith and Micanor Regis -- but there’s so much depth that the competition continues and nothing is set in stone. Even with the dismissal of Steven Wesley, Miami still has 14 defensive linemen to choose from. If all of them play to their potential, it could be reminiscent of some of the program’s best defensive lines of the past.

“I really wouldn’t want to be on another team that plays against us,” Miami quarterback Jacory Harris said. “Our defensive line is pretty good this year and I’m sure they’re going to open a lot of guys’ eyes.”

“They’re all fast guys, and they also have size on them,” Harris said. “That’s what makes it worse.”

Expectations are highest for Bailey, who at 6-foot-4, 288 pounds led all Miami defensive linemen last year with 34 tackles. He led the team with seven sacks and 11 tackles for loss and should be one of the best players in the conference this fall. Still, he’ll draw a lot of attention from opponents, forcing those around him to raise their level of play.

Bailey said that won’t be a problem.

“We have the talent, we have the athleticism, we have the numbers,” Bailey said. “It’s a real good D-line this year. We could be real good. It’s not only me. We have 16 or 17 d-linemen. There’s like four at each position. It’s improved a lot. It raises the competition for playing time. You’ve got to compete every day, every practice.”

Bailey is roommates with defensive backs DeMarcus Van Dyke and JoJo Nicolas, and lineman Adewale Ojomo. To them, he’s known as the “house chef.”

“He knows how to cook everything -- shrimp pasta, chicken pasta, everything,” Van Dyke said. “Man, he can cook.”

He can also hit.

“I tell him I feed off him,” Van Dyke said. “If he gets three sacks, I get three interceptions. If I get three picks, he’ll get three sacks. That’s how it goes. It’s me and Allen’s last year, so we’re trying to go out with a bang and make it special.”

Miami linebacker Sean Spence said Bailey is “worth every penny” of the preseason hype, but Bailey isn’t the only one capable of making plays.

“We’ve got a lot of depth down there,” Spence said. “You could interchange them easily. All of them could play. I’m expecting good things from those guys this year.”

So is Shannon.

“Over the years these guys should be ready to take that step now,” he said. “ … Those guys are mature now. It should be the time for them to take the next step.”

 8 years ago '04        #6958
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Scrimmage Report: 8/23
Aug. 23, 2010

By: UM Sports Media Relations





Lamar Miller
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - The University of Miami held its third and final scrimmage of fall camp Monday night on the Greentree Practice Fields with the 2010 opener against Florida A&M now just 10 days out.

Offensively, the Hurricanes were led by running back Lamar Miller, who ran for 85 yards and one touchdown on nine carries. Miller scored on an 83-yard run. Receiver Travis Benjamin also had a good day, finishing with three receptions for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

On Defense, the Hurricanes were led by linebackers Colin McCarthy and Sean Spence, who each totaled six tackles and defensive end Andrew Smith, who had two sacks.

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Time to Buckle Down

As expected, the majority of the session included work with the first- and second-teamers. Most positions have been established at this point and with the season right around the corner now, it's time to get down to business. Jacory Harris took the most snaps of any quarterback, while Leonard Hankerson, Travis Benjamin and Aldarius Johnson saw the most reps among the receivers. Defensively, Brandon Harris and DeMarcus Van Dyke spent most of the time on the outside, while linebackers Sean Spence and Colin McCarthy tied for the team-high with six tackles.

More Weather

The `Canes battled with the weather yet again during Monday's scrimmage, practicing in a downpour for about 15 minutes before lightning sirens delayed action for a half hour. After the weather cleared, the `Canes came back out and wrapped up the session with good energy despite the delay.

Highlights
- Lamar Miller got things going with an 83-yard touchdown run up the middle early in the scrimmage.
- Later, Travis Benjamin caught a pair of touchdown passes from Jacory Harris and Alonzo Highsmith .
- Kendal Thompkins broke out for gains of 32 and 26.
- Billy Sanders had one of the highlights of the day, catching a pass up the middle from Stephen Morris for a 28-yard TD.
- Andrew Smith had two of the defense's four sacks, while Micanor Regis and Marcus Forston each had one.
- Ray-Ray Armstong had a solid scrimmage, tallying a number of big hits including one that forced a fumble.

Passing Stats
Jacory Harris - 4-for-12, 38 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Alonzo Highsmith - 5-for-9, 82 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Stephen Morris - 1-for-4, 28 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Spencer Whipple - 2-for-6, 40 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

Rushing Stats
Lamar Miller - 9 carries, 85 yards, 1 TD
Damien Berry - 11 carries, 57 yards
Kendal Thompkins - 1 carry, 26 yards
Storm Johnson - 6 carries, 14 yards
Eduardo Clements - 3 carries, 11 yards
Mike James - 6 carries, 4 yards

Receiving Stats
Travis Benjamin - 3 receptions, 56 yards, 2 TDs
Mike James - 3 receptions, 18 yards
Billy Sanders - 1 reception, 28 yards, 1 TD
Kendal Thompkins - 1 reception, 32 yards
Aldarius Johnson - 1 reception, 25 yards

Defensive Stats
Sean Spence - 6 tackles, pass break-up
Colin McCarthy - 6 tackles
Micanor Regis - 5 tackles, sack, forced fumble
Ramon Buchanan - 5 tackles
Ray-Ray Armstrong - 4 tackles, forced fumble
Brandon Harris - 4 tackles, 2 pass break-ups, fumble recovery
DeMarcus Van Dyke - 3 tackles, pass break-up
Andrew Smith - 2 tackles, 2 sacks

Special Teams Highlights
- All field goals and extra points attempted by Matt Bosher and Jake Wieclaw were successfully, including a 45-yarder by Bosher in pouring rain.
- Kacy Rodgers and Cory Nelms teamed up to block a punt attempt.

 8 years ago '04        #6959
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Coming Soon! Anderson's Much Anticipated Arrival Nears
Aug. 23, 2010

By: Christopher Stock





Latwan Anderson (Photo courtesy: Tim Casey)
Finally.

All-American star recruit Latwan Anderson will be making his way to Coral Gables.

Anderson, who signed with Miami on a track scholarship, will be departing Cleveland Hopkins International Airport at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and will be in Coral Gables later in the afternoon.

His arrival was delayed due to the NCAA taking a thorough look at his transcripts as he attended “four or five” schools.

“I have a whole lot of excitement,” Anderson told InsideTheU.com Monday evening. “I was really frustrated for a while, but that’s all out the window, all the nervousness is out the window. I’m really just ready to get there and the season is starting in a couple of days, hopefully I can be returning some kicks or something.”

Anderson says he was not worried that he would not end up at UM due to the NCAA’s findings.

“No because my grades were always good,” Anderson said. “I just went to so many different schools. They just wanted to make sure everything was the way that it was supposed to be. My freshman year was just such a crazy situation, it was something they had not seen before, it’s just so hard to explain.”

Anderson, a 5-11 defensive back, had an outstanding senior season at Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville, in which he had 14 interceptions. He originally committed to West Virginia, before opting for signing a track letter of intent in March with UM because at the time, they were full on football scholarships.

Miami is currently at 84 scholarships, one under the allowed 85 limit as Gavin Hardin and Stephen Plein were informed they would be receiving medical hardship scholarships, which do not count towards the 85 limit, and head coach Randy Shannon dismissed Thearon Collier and Steven Wesley in July.

Anderson’s scholarship would automatically switch to a football one if he steps foot in a game due to NCAA rules.

He says he is not allowed to talk to the UM football coaches since he is a track athlete and is unsure when he will begin practicing with the team, which is off Tuesday, and resumes action Wednesday.

“I have no idea at all (when I’ll begin football),” Anderson said. “My track coaches have a real good relationship with the football coaches so I’m guessing that Coach (Amy) Deem will let me know when I’m allowed to do that. Basically whenever I’m allowed to go to football practice I will to let them know I’m ready to walk-on.”

When Anderson arrives, he will be busy with a track meeting as well as moving in, taking a physical, and other paperwork.

With football, he’s unsure what position he will play.

“I have no idea. I have heard corner, receiver, returner, I have heard all types of things so I’m not really sure,” Anderson said. “I prefer defense, besides that, it really doesn’t matter, anything I can do to help the team.”

Having missed three weeks of fall camp including all three scrimmages could hurt Anderson’s ability to see the field this season, but he remains positive he can make an impact.

“I think it will hurt a little bit, but I feel like I’m such a good athlete that if they give me a chance at least returning kicks, I can jump right in,” Anderson said. “Anything other than that, it will take a while to learn.”

During the summer, he’s been concentrating on working out and lifting, which was caused him to put on 10 pounds to 165 after dropping down to 155 from 185 in the spring due to track and an illness. In addition to working out, Anderson has been busy instructing youth players ages 6-15 at least three days a week.

“I’m kind of getting it back right now,” Anderson said. “I’m not really worried about (the weight) because I know they have things that will help me get my weight right as far as weight programs and diets.”

Although he’s unsure of the details of his football career at Miami, he does know he will be moving in with fellow All-American recruit Seantrel Henderson. The two both played in the U.S. Army All-American game together in San Antonio in January.

“We’re real good friends,” Anderson said. “We knew each other kind of well. We talked a little bit once he got the release from USC, we got even closer than we already were.”

While in San Antonio, Anderson said he joked with Henderson and shared stories.

“He’s probably one of the best lineman that I’ve ever seen,” Anderson said. “I’ve seen a lot of linemen that are big, but all they really do is lay on people. With him, he pushes people around. With his body size, he uses a lot of technique, and his feet were good.”

Anderson last spoke with Henderson two days ago and has been in touch with other guys on the team.
“They have been encouraging me, keeping my head up, and letting me that Miami is a good place and they’ll get everything right,” Anderson said.

Henderson also had a different path to UM as he signed a letter of intent with USC, which he was eventually granted a release from after they went on probation.

The two high school stars will be linked together throughout their UM careers.

“I kind of see it as everything happens for a reason,” Anderson said. “Maybe this reason is that, I don’t know, maybe we can help the program get back to where it used to be.”

If Anderson adjusts quickly to the speed of the college game, there's no reason to think he can't make an impact on special teams at the least, especially considering Miami lacks a big-time playmaker at that position.

Regardless of when Anderson sees the field, look for big things out of this future star in the making.

 8 years ago '07        #6960
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 8 years ago '05        #6961
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supposedly latwans arrival mighta been delayed cuz his parents couldnt afford to fly him down...so im a.ssuming thats not the case ne more

 8 years ago '05        #6962
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BY SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN



The biggest shock that East Texan Jordan ``Chase'' Ford has encountered in his two months in Miami did not come from a linebacker sending him sprawling or a safety slamming him silly.
No, the biggest shock was even more rattling than that.
``Me and my mom and my grandparents went to South Beach for a little bit when I came here to report in late June,'' Ford said in his thick Texas drawl. ``Honestly, the strangest thing I've seen was a man sleeping underneath a tree and he didn't have nothin' on but one of them little, tight bathing suits.
``Wooooh! I ain't never seen nothing like that.''
And likewise, it's becoming more evident by the day that University of Miami football coaches have not seen anyone like tight end Ford around these parts in some time.
The refreshingly different Ford, 20, is a polite, unassuming young man who just happens to attract footballs like a 6-6,255-pound magnet -- or so they say.
The Hurricanes' fall camp has been mostly off limits for media-viewing, but this Kilgore (Texas) Junior College transfer is regularly being compared to former UM great Jeremy Shockey, who had striking similarities when he transferred from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
``He reminds me a lot of Shockey,'' coach Randy Shannon said. ``One of my buddies in Texas called me and told me about Chase. When you have a guy that has been the MVP of the Texas league who plays tight end, that sure tells you a lot about him. We knew about his athletic ability, we knew about his toughness, but the mental part of it -- he came out and learned it. We're sure excited about him.''
So excited that Ford has all but officially earned a spot as one of two newcomers who will join senior tight end Richard Gordon in an offense that will utilize up to three tight ends weekly.
``I guess you can say Richard took me under his wing,'' Ford said of Gordon, who has four catches in his career. ``He's a great guy to hang out with. The way we see it, I can be the man who catches the passes and he can be the man who does his own blocking -- like a team.''
COMPARISON AN HONOR
Ford has never met Shockey, but said he feels ``blessed'' to be compared.
Shockey and Ford played in the Southwest Junior College Conference. In 1999, Shockey earned first-team conference honors with 33 catches for 484 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2009, Ford caught 34 passes for 571 yards and three touchdowns to earn Most Valuable Player.
Shockey was listed as 6-5, 236 pounds when he reported to UM in August 2000. Ford reported at ``about 245,'' but has been eating everything he can get his hands on in the UM cafeteria, and painstakingly working out to improve his strength, and ultimately, blocking ability.
``When I graduated high school I was about 205,'' Ford said. ``They said my body would start growing soon enough.''
And Shockey and Ford were relative unknowns on the national scene in high school: Shockey, out of Ada, Okla. (population about 16,000); and Ford, out of Corrigan, Texas (population just under 1,700).
``Corrigan is a little-bitty town,'' said Ford, a psychology major. ``It's not really country, like if all you saw were cattle, because in town you've got houses just like any other inner city. We have one stoplight and two local Mexican restaurants and a Sonic and Texas Burger.''
Like Shockey, Ford was a full qualifier out of high school, but went to junior college to improve his game and get exposure. He said he was offered scholarships only from Football Championship Subdivision Stephen F. Austin and Northwestern State.
``He has a knack for getting open and can really catch the ball,'' UM tight ends coach Joe Pannunzio said. ``It looks like he has put himself in the position to be a very big part -- an integral part -- of our team at tight end.''
Ford's birth father has not seen him since he was 2, he said, and is not part of his life. The man he calls his father, Kris Moore, married his mom, Charity Moore, when Chase was 5. Kris is a locomotive engineer for the MC&SA Railroad -- the oldest (1898) short-line railroad in Texas. He delivers plywood processed by the town's mill, then drives it to the main railroad for bigger engines to deliver the wood to Houston.
``He's pretty laid back,'' Kris said of his son. ``He always loved to play ball, was always outside throwing the ball against the roof, kicking the football in front of the house, playing basketball by himself. He was a way better baseball and basketball player in high school than football. But football is king around here.''
`FOCUS ON FOOTBALL'
A former All-State basketball player, Ford has no intention of even trying to play basketball at UM. He also was part of the 1,600-meter Texas state championship relay team in track his senior season.
``I want to focus on football,'' he said. ``My goal this year is to develop as a player and help my team win it all. I love the fact that it's a family here, from the coaches to the players to the managers and trainers.
``I know I made the right decision to come here. This was the best place to give me the best shot to win it all.''
Ford has two brothers -- Kade, 14, and 11-year-old Peyton -- and wears jersey No. 9 because it's his mom's favorite number.
Charity, the former director of imaging for a Polk County hospital, calls him her miracle child. At the end of his freshman year in high school, Ford developed an internal staph infection that kept him in the hospital for a month and required two-and-a-half months of intravenous antibiotics.
``I keep telling him to contribute all your blessings to the Lord,'' his mom said, ``because he is the only reason you are where you are. Chase never got in trouble, always makes good grades and has always been the apple of everybody's eyes.
``I had him when I was 19 and he has been a joy since he got here.''


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gotdamn remember this s**t like it was yesterday, we were so stacked but still young and inexperienced (hence the penn state loss , the let down at east carolina, the seminoles even tho we kept it close, and the vatech shellacking)


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 8 years ago '05        #6964
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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ne body know or hear of a rumor that storm johnson wants to transfer

 8 years ago '07        #6965
Kinglew88 14 heat pts14
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da f**k????

why??

 8 years ago '05        #6966
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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 L-E-Dub b**ch said
da f**k????

why??
not sure if it was just some scout poster making s**t up

but according to the heralds report today, shannon announced that berry, james and miller will be the rb rotation leaving out storm to redshirt

[edit] suggesting that dude will not want to redshirt, knowing he can start at ne other school if he transfers


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 8 years ago '07        #6967
Kinglew88 14 heat pts14
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storm gonna return kicks or something

that talent cant be huggin the bench

 8 years ago '05        #6968
Junior G 117 heat pts117
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thought yall would like this site if you aint already know



s**t is for every school in Florida.....you can watch recruits highlights.....just take out the 'Lakewood' and put whatever school in like 'MiamiNorthwestern' or 'Lincoln' .......gotta have the first letter's capitalized though

 8 years ago '04        #6969
madness 21 heat pts21
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storm should be getting more carries than slow-ass mike james, dude has no explosion, but is one of those guys shannon likes because he plays with heart

 8 years ago '04        #6970
C.R.I.P. 4 heat pts
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bottom line is....we got 3 back rotation, all of which bring different skill sets. Storm is just gonna have to wait his turn like everybody else before him.

and the transfer s**t was bulls**t.

 8 years ago '07        #6971
Kinglew88 14 heat pts14
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james i think will be moving back to fb next yr i think

he remind me of tyrone moss


damn i drop tears everytime i say that name, he coulda been a monster

 08-26-2010, 02:49 PM         #6972
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Miami's Preparation has Begun for the Buckeyes

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes don't face No. 2 Ohio State until the second week of the season, but the Hurricanes have already begun preparations for the Buckeyes.

Beginning with Wednesday's practice, Miami's scout team defense is wearing jerseys to emulate Ohio State's starting defense as opposed to Florida A&M, whom they face in the opener.

Miami freshman Tyrone Cornileus is wearing the number 51 jersey of Ross Homan, the Buckeyes leading tackler last season. C.J. Holton is wearing No. 6 for Etienne Sabino and Sean Goldstein is wearing No. 36 for Brian Rolle to mimic the Buckeyes other two starting linebackers.

In the secondary, Jamal Reid is wearing No. 7 for Jermale Hines, Corey Nelms and Devont'a Davis are both wearing the No. 5 for Chekwa Chimdi, and Nathan Gholston is wearing No. 10 for Corey Brown, although the Corey Brown on defense actually wears No. 3 while the Corey Brown on offense, nicknamed Philly by his teammates, wears No. 10.

On the defensive line, Luther Robinson and Jeffrey Brown are both wearing No. 72 for Dexter Larimore. Kevin Nelson, a linebacker, is wearing No. 43 Nathan Williams, a defensive end.

Miami travels to Columbus for a September 11 showdown in the first meeting between the two schools since Ohio State defeated Miami in the 2002 national championship.

The Hurricanes open with a home game against Florida A&M, formerly known school. Miami defeated Florida A&M, 48-16 last season and has not lost to the Rattlers since 1979, a span of seven games.

The Miami scout team offense were all in their regular jerseys.

Miami is off the next two days before resuming practice Sunday morning.

 8 years ago '05        #6973
Deeangoe 2 heat pts
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cj holton still on the scout team :budden:

 8 years ago '04        #6974
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 Deeangoe said
cj holton still on the scout team :budden:
too slow for a miami safety but to small for LB.

 8 years ago '05        #6975
Junior G 117 heat pts117
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Holton stupid b**ch

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